WINNING DAY # 32 of 48
$10 Bettors have made $11,150 the last 47 days
Line Mistake Lock
W. Virginia - Kansas State, 4 pm tip
8-3 Roll with my 40 Dimers in every sport
and tonight's winner is 25% STRONGER
Jan. 22 - Pacers (50 Dime) LOSS
Jan. 21 - Iowa (100 Dime) LOSS
Jan. 20 - Pacers (100 Dime) LOSS
Jan. 19 - Jazz (100 Dime) WON
Jan. 18 - Nets (50 Dime) WON
Jan. 17 - Browns (50 Dime) WON
Jan. 16 - Ravens (100 Dime) LOSS
Jan. 15 - Bucks (40 Dime) LOSS
Jan. 14 - Spurs (100 Dime) LOSS
Jan. 13 - Grizzlies (40 Dime) WON
Jan. 12 - Wisconsin (50 Dime) LOSS
Jan. 11 - Under Bama-Ohio State (50 Dime) LOSS
Jan. 10 - Saints (100 Dime) WON
Jan. 9 - Football Team (100 Dime) WON
Jan. 8 - Utah Valley (50 Dime) WON
Jan. 7 - UCLA (50 Dime) WON
Jan. 6 - Louisville (80 Dime) LOSS
Jan. 5 - Alabama (80 Dime) WON
Jan. 4 - Pelicans (100 Dime) LOSS
Jan. 3 - Cardinals (200 Dime) LOSS
Jan. 2 - Iowa State (100 Dime) WON
Jan. 1 - Cincinnati (100 Dime) WON
Dec. 31 - San Jose State (200 Dime) LOSS
Dec. 30 - Oklahoma (200 Dime) WON
Dec. 29 - Texas (100 Dime) WON
Dec. 28 - Nets (40 Dime) LOSS
Dec. 27 - Football Team (200 Dime) LOSS
Dec. 26 - Georgia State (200 Dime) WON
Dec. 25 - Buffalo (200 Dime) WON
Dec. 24 - Hawai'i (200 Dime) WON
Dec. 23 - Georgia Southern (100 Dime) WON
Dec. 22 - BYU (100 Dime) WON
Dec. 21 - Steelers (100 Dime) LOSS
Dec. 20 - Colts (200 Dime) WON
Dec. 19 - San Jose State (100 Dime) WON
Dec. 19 - Eastern Washington (100 Dime) WON
Dec. 17 - Kansas (100 Dime) WON
Dec. 16 - Troy (100 Dime) WON
Dec. 15 - Over St. Mary's-Eastern Washington (40 Dime) WON
Dec. 14 - Ravens (40 Dime) WON
Dec. 13 - Dolphins (60 Dime) WON
Dec. 12 - San Diego State (40 Dime) WON
Dec. 11 - Under Arizona St-Arizona (40 Dime) LOSS
Dec. 10 - Under Rams-Patriots (40 Dime) WON
Dec. 9 - Arizona (40 Dime) WON
Dec. 8 - Ravens (40 Dime) WON
Dec. 7 - Bills (40 Dime) WON
Dec. 6 - Chiefs (40 Dime) LOSS
Dec. 5 - San Diego State (40 Dime) WON
Gus Augustine's Rating System
My best bet is a 50K round-robin, quadruple, gazillion, bet your life's savings lock.
Are you f@%king kidding me?
This is really simple:
A 100-Dime play is my normal Max Wager.
That's the cream of the crop.
A 50-Dime play is worth 1/2 as much.
A 25-Dimer is worth 1/4 as much.
Now a rating system is only as good as your bankroll allocation, or money-management skills.
If you have a $100 to play today, and I have a 100 Dime play, then you should bet all $100 on it.
If I have a 50 Dimer, then you should wager just $50.
Let's take it a step further and talk about how you allocate your bankroll over the course of a week:
If you have $500 to wager for a week, then you divide by 7 days and that gives you around $70 (rounding down) as a daily max wager. So in this case, a 100 Dimer is worth $70 with a 50 Dimer being a $35 investment.
What happens if I win?
You can either pocket the profit or add to the pot, increasing the wager size.
What happens if I lose?
Your max wager remains the same initial $70 because you did the math and spread your bankroll across those 7 days to start the betting week.
Who Is Gus Augustine?
I would bet that I've been doing this longer than most of you have been gambling.
I turned 60 in 2020 and I've been a professional sports bettor and handicapper since I was 25-years-old.
How this business has changed over the years. Back in the day, I can remember turning on my TV Saturday and Sunday mornings and watching all these 800-number telephone touts pitching games with their endless "Absolutely Free" come-ons. Then it was the local 976-numbers, where guys were selling picks for as little as $3.00. That gave way to the 900-number craze where suddenly the same plays were being sold for up to $99 because phone companies were taking a cut of the pie. And then Al DeMarco, who I didn't know at the time, came along and created the online internet industry back in the late 1990's.
I've made my money over the years as an investor and my cultivating a group of players that has grown through referrals and my reputation. Guys drop out, naturally, whether they're winning or losing because that's the nature of the beast. But I made a nice living over the years because I did this every single day; I wasn't one of these bums who took a vacation after the Super Bowl or took the summer off after March Madness was over.
I love three things in life: my wife, any kind of pasta (much to the chagrin of my waistline) and making money. I tell anyone the first love I earned, the second I can buy and the third I've got to work my ass off for. But they're all worth it, and the payoff at end is what makes it all worthwhile.
Today's Complimentary Play
UCLA (-5) vs. Stanford, at Santa Cruz, Calif.
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My free winner for tonight is the UCLA Bruins against the Stanfod Cardinal in Pac 12 play.
The Bruins, who are 12-2 on the year, have won eight straight and are 3-1 on the road. Dating back to last season, they've won 23 of their last 28 games.
Not including injured Chris Smith, UCLA is enjoying five active players who have averaged at least 10 points per game, and it's the type of balance Stanford won't be able to answer. Over their last three games, the Bruins have shot 47.8% from 3-point range (22-for-46), with David Singleton leading UCLA in 3-pointers made (21-for-41) and No. 1 in the Pac-12 in 3-point percentage (51.2%).
Through Thursday, UCLA ranked third in the conference in scoring (76.6 points per game) and fifth in scoring margin (+8.9 points per game). The Bruins also ranked third overall with their field-goal percenage (46.6%) and No. 1 in 3-point shooting percentage (38.6%).
Stanford has lost two in a row specifically because of its lack of offensive punch, averaging just 64.5 points per game at Utah and at Colorado. The Cardinal isn't even playing this one at home, as restrictions in the Palo Alto area still have sports forced out of the area.
Stanford and UCLA are playing at neutral Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz, Calif. And with the Bruins riding a 15-5 ATS win streak dating back, including a 7-3 spread streak away from Westwood, and Stanford failing to cover 5 of 6 as an underdog, I'm going to lay the points.
Based on 1♦ to 5♦