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
St. Louis at PITTSBURGH (8'-Over, -120)
Let's roll with the Over in the National League Central showdown between the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Redbirds are averaging 4.5 runs per game, which ranks in the top 10. And while Pittsburgh starter Jose Quintana has shown tremendous productivity with a 1-1 mark and 2.19 ERA, he's catching an awfully hot Cardinals lineup that has scored 19 runs the last four games, and recently threw a 15 spot on the board against the Giants.
The Pirates will bring their bats to life to challenge this team, and will be out for revenge after St. Louis won the series lid-lifter, 5-3. The Bucs will get a crack at Matthew Liberatore, who is making his MLB debut tonight. And while I always lean toward a rookie starter making his debut, I also think this kid could turn in a quality start, allowing three over six, but then seeing the bullpen fall apart.
Either way, I love this total to go high.
1♦ OVER Cardinals-Pirates
Based on 1♦ to 5♦