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 for today: N.Y. Mets at WASHINGTON (8-over, +110)
My $10 bettors are up exactly $14,432 run over the last 189 days.
Not too shabby of a bankroll after 6 1/2 months, as we've kicked off the football campaign with authority. I promised you we'd be playing with your man's money when football rolled around, and here we are.
And that $14,000+ profit is even after the Pirates lost my 200 Dime Run Line play against the Royals last night.
I'm still up money. I'm not worried about, and neither are my long-term players.
And anyone who's decided to jump off board the Bray-Train, your loss. Stick with whomever you're with. I don't need negative, disloyal players. I'm ready to make money with those who are hungry to make money with me!
The best play on the entire card!
$10 bettors have made $14,432 the last 189 Days
Game of the Month
Royals - Tigers
Let's head to Nationals Park for tonight's freebie, as I love this National League East battle between the New York Mets and Washington Nationals to soar past the number.
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 Jason Vargas and Max Scherzer. If they are not the pitchers of record when making your play, disregard this play.
The Mets are pushing Vargas back in their rotation to keep everyone else on a regular five-day schedule. And while things get back to routine status, make note the left-hander is 2-1 with a 4.30 ERA in his last three starts. Now he heads into D.C., where the Nats bats have heated up to the tune of a 7-3 winning run. Washington holds a team on-base percentage of .332 for the year, and Bryce Harper paces the lineup with a .394 OBP. This team knows how to manufacture runs, and that'll be a problem for the Mets' staff.
As for Scherzer, yes, he's been dominating and needs just seven more to match his career-high of 284 strikeouts. But in his last three starts he is just 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA. Look for Amed Rosario to lead the charge, as he's collected 12 hits and is batting .300 over his past 10 games for New York.
Play this one high, as the pitchers falter.
2♦ OVER Mets-Nationals
Based on ratings 1♦ to 5♦
Early College Free Pick
Each week, at some point early on, you will get a free college football winner from me.
My advance winner for this week's football: Georgia (-13) at MISSOURI
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My free winner takes us to Saturday's SEC game between Georgia and Missouri, as I'm laying the road chalk with the second-ranked Bulldogs. It took about a week too long, but the national voters have finally woke up on Georgia.
The Bulldogs arrive at Mizzou's Memorial Stadium after Jake Fromm threw three touchdown passes and Elijah Holyfield ran for 100 yards, each playing only the first half for Georgia against Middle Tennessee State.
Georgia led the Blue Raiders 42-7 at halftime. From there the starters took the day off, as it was an impressive first-half warmup for the Bulldogs' stretch of seven straight Southeastern Conference games, beginning Saturday at Missouri.
Freshman Justin Fields, who ran 15 yards for a touchdown in the first half, came out of the bullpen to relieve Fromm and threw a touchdown pass, while Jeremiah Holloman caught three passes for 90 yards, Mecole Hardman had a touchdown catch and a 70-yard punt return touchdown, and Tyler Simmons had a 56-yard touchdown run.
That high-powered offense that could find very well find itself atop the poll is Alabama slips at all, is going to be too much for the Tigers, even in Missouri. I don't care that Mizzou beat up on Tennessee-Martin, Wyoming and Purdue (in a game the Tigers coiuld have lost), the fact is this team is going to have problems stopping the 14th best rushing offense, and the fourth-best pass efficient offense. The Dawgs also rank 19th on the scoreboard.
But here's the scary part, on the other side of the ball Georgia ranks seventh overall with the 24th-best rushing defense and 19th passing yards allowed in the nation.
Balance on both sides, as Georgia wins by three touchdowns.
Based on ratings 1♦ to 5♦
Early NFL Free Pick
Each week, at some point early on, you will get a free NFL winner from me.
My advance winner for this week's football: Buffalo at MINNESOTA (-17)
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The Buffalo Bills are so bad, Vontae Davis retired at halftime. He wasn't willing to put his body in harm's way any longer, for a team that may be one of the worst ever. I'm giving you the Minnesota Vikings early this week, because I wouldn't be surprised to see the line in this game hit -20 by Sunday.
With the Bills trailing 28-6 at the half, Davis had seen enough. After this week, fans will be counting down to the opening of the NHL season, and seeing the Sabres and their No. 1 pick from Sweden. I mean, Rasmus Dahlin will be a bigger star in Buffalo than Josh Allen.
While it's true the Bills showed more spark under Allen than they did under Nathan Peterman in a 47-3 season-opening loss at Baltimore a week earlier, they're not anywhere close to the talent of the Vikings, who will be mighty pissed off this Sunday, after tying the Green Bay Packers last week, 29-29.
Quarterback Kirk Cousins finished 35 of 48 for 425 yards and four scores, but the Vikings settled for a tie with their arch-rival after two missed field goals in overtime. The Vikings remained poised in rallying from a 20-7 deficit, putting together an epic fourth quarter.
Minnesota has the fifth-best offense after the first two weeks of the regular season, tallying 411.5 yards per game. The passing game also ranks fifth, with 319.5 ypg. The Bills won't be able to keep up, with the second-worst offense in football (223.0), under the direction of Peterman or Allen.
I'm laying the points early, for the blowout on Sunday.
Based on ratings 1♦ to 5♦