Jack Brayman's Rating System
No, not Gene's tongue and boys in war paint.
KISS as in "Keep it simple, stupid."
No complicated formulas; no complicated money-management systems. Short, sweet and too-the-point. My plays are rated on a scale that ranges between 10 and 100 Dimes.
This is the simplest and best way to let you know how strongly I feel about a selection each day, or how one selection compares to others on a given day.
And keep this in mind: If I'm showing a profit of 300 dimes (wins minus losses plus vig included), that means a gambler betting $10 per dime unit I released won $3000 as well (and that includes the losses and vig being subtracted).
Who is Jack Brayman?
Had a pretty successful 8-year run as a real estate broker here in Michigan where I'm based.
Then came 2008 and the recession.
Business tanked with the economy.
It finally started to rebound around 2013, but it's never going to be the same.
To make ends meet, I took a job as a ghost-writer for a online tip-sheet, proving my daily sports picks for their publications starting in 2010. You probably read my stuff because it was posted on a zillion sites designed to attract gamblers so they'd sign up for offshore sportsbook accounts.
I loved doing it and without it I don't know how I would have survived those lean years in the real estate biz.
I like to write and minored in English in college. I majored in business and "dabbled" in gambling as well.
I gave up my ghost-writing job in December. This will be the 1st time my picks are going to be available anywhere with my name on them.
No promises. No guarantees. We're either going to win together or I'll lose alone because you certainly aren't going to stick with me if I don't produce. And that's fair and to be expected.
Today's Complimentary Play
Posted by 3 p.m. eastern on weekdays; 10 a.m. eastern on weekends.
My free winner: L.A. Clippers (-4') at ORLANDO
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My free basketball winner is on the Los Angeles Clippers at the Orlando Magic, as we're laying cheap number with arguably the best team in the Western Conference. You Lakers lovers may disagree considering the records, and the fact the Purple and Gold are on top of the West, and the Utah Jazz are in second place.
But the Clippers have just as many wins as the Jazz, and they're undefeated against the Lakers this season. They also have Kawhi Leonard.
Quite frankly, as sketchy as the Magic have been - even at home - I don't think they'll be able to contain the surging Clippers and Leonard, who just registered the first triple-double of his career. In South Beach, Leonard poured in 33 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished 10 assists in a 122-117 come-from-behind win over the Heat.
Leonard, who is known for his defensive edge, has scored more than 30 points in each of his last seven games, averaging 35.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 2.7 steals while shooting 51.5 percent from the field and 37.7 percent from three in that stretch.
With his offensive surge, the Clippers have now won five of six, an make note he didn't play in the lone loss, in Atlanta.
The Clippers, who have won their last 12 games against the Magic and have covered four of the last five meetings, rank in the Top 10 in both offensive and defensive efficiency. Los Angeles, which is on ATS runs of 25-12 as a road favorite and 10-4 on just one day of rest, has an offensive rating of 112.3 points per 100 possessions, and a defensive rating of 106.1 points allowed per 100 possessions - both good for sixth best in the league.
Lay the cheap road number as the Clippers roll.
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