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: Baltimore (-6') at BUFFALO
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Now that they have the top seed in the AFC, it's time to flex some muscle.
The Baltimore Ravens are the No. 1 team in the conference, and I say the league, as they travel to Buffalo to face the playoff-hopeful Bills. The Ravens (10-2) and New England (10-2) have the best record in the AFC, but Baltimore gets the tiebreaker thanks to its 37-20 victory over the Patriots on Nov. 3. And with the way it is playing on both sides of the line of scrimmage, I don't think the Bills will be able to handle that physical brand of football.
When you combine the offense of Lamar Jackson and that stifling defense that is proving to be far better than everyone thought, we're seeing this team improve week after week, which is why it's won a franchise-record eight in a row.
Again, they're not only the team to beat in the conference, but as we saw against the over-rated San Francisco 49ers, the Ravens are the team to beat in the entire NFL.
Think about it, Jackson - the quarterback - just ran for 101 yards against the top-ranked defense in the NFL on a wet and windy day. He set an NFL record for quarterbacks with his fourth 100-yard game of the year. The 49ers had no answers for Jackson or the rest of the Ravens.
I know the Bills have won three straight by a combined 83-38 score and are 4-2 at home, but their defense hasn't seen an offense like this all season.
I'm inclined to lean toward the better team here.
Based on ratings 1♦ to 5♦