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: Toronto vs. COLUMBUS (+115)
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My free play is on the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Toronto Maple Leafs in NHL playoff action.
Last night the Maple Leafs took a 3-0 lead in the second period, and then watched Columbus creep back into the game before winning in overtime and pushing the Leafs to the brink of elimination. Pierre-Luc Dubois got his third goal of the game 18:24 into overtime, and now the Jackets bring a 2-1 series lead into tonight.
Columbus' Joonas Korpisalo gave up all three Toronto goals and made 12 saves before he was pulled, while Elvis Merzlikins stopped all 21 shots he faced to help the Jackets.
What convinced me this series is over is watching the post-game press conference live over zoom, and seeing how dejected the Maple Leafs were, and then hearing coach Sheldon Keefe speak. It was more than the disappointed sentiments after blowing a lead, it sounded clearly as if Columbus had sucked the soul from this team.
Columbus has now won 14 of the past 23 meetings, and when it comes to playing back-to-back, the Jackets haven't been bad at all. The Jackets finished the 2019-20 campaign by going 10-4-2 in its final eight sets of back-to-backs (5-1-2 in first games and 5-3-0 in second games). They swept three back-to-backs (Dec. 16-17, Jan. 6-7 and Jan. 18-19).
With a chance to serve the knockout punch here, and the Maple Leafs deflated from one night earlier, I'll play the Jackets.
3♦ BLUE JACKETS
Based on ratings 1♦ to 5♦