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: Boston at TAMPA BAY (-1', +130)
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My free winner is on the Angels against the Mariners, and I'm playing this one on the run line.
Since every MLB wager on a run line or total auto-lists pitchers, I want you to be sure the two pitchers on your ticket, when making this play, are Dylan Bundy and Marco Gonzales. If they are not the pitchers of record when making your play, disregard this play. There is a chance Bundy won't go, but as of Midnight, he is the pitcher of record.
This is a revenge game for Bundy, who took the loss last week against the Mariners and Gonzales. And it wasn't as if he deserved the loss and would like to forget it. On the contrary, he was stellar for the Halos, giving up three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out eight over six innings in a loss to Seattle seven days ago.
His only mistake was a three-run home run to Jose Marmolejos in the first inning, but from there he was masterful. Bundy now has a 2.84 ERA through 12.2 innings this season.
Considering Gonzales is scheduled to start opposite Bundy again, the motivation factor increases.
Lay the run line with the Angels.
1♦ ANGELS RUN LINE
Based on ratings 1♦ to 5♦