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That's 10 out of 14 Winners for Free
- and 38 of 62 overall -

I again made you Money for FREE with my Charity Play of the Week program on Sunday as you got Craig Davis's 40 Dime Winner # 5 in a Row, his Run Line Dog Shocker on the Oakland A's (+130) in a rout of Baltimore.

The pick cost $89 - You got it for FREE

Now it's your turn to help someone in need with the money you won on my dime as General Manager of this site. 

Julia (Jubi) Drummond is a three-year-old from the St. Louis area who was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. The cancer, for which she is undergoing chemotherapy, is in her spine and has spread to her brain. Being treated at a local Children's Hospital has left her family with mounting bills and now I'm asking you to help make a difference in their lives my making a donation on a quid pro quo basis after I provided Craig Davis's winner to you for FREE on Sunday.

Here is the link to make a donation:

Donations are being accepted via Pay Pal or by credit card. Just click on the big orange GIVE button at the above link to contribute.

FYI - Note that you can make a credit card donation by clicking thru and continuing to the Pay Pal page and then choose (at the bottom of the Pay Pal box) the buy as a guest option right above the Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Discover card logos.

I realize many of you play offshore and don't have access to your funds ASAP, but that's okay, just give when you can as this link and info will be here on my page for at least a week.


Since starting the Charity Play of the Week program in March of 2012, I have given away over $5-million (yes, MILLION) worth of selections at this site. And the response has been overwhelming because you have helped so many strangers in times of trouble with a helping hand financially. 

The word "gambling" has many negative connotations, but I always believed there was some greater good that could be accomplished while enjoying what we do for recreation. And the accompanying positive karma is something we can always use in all aspects of our lives. 


As always, this is an honor-based giveaway. When you donate I will have no idea who are, what you gave, when you gave it, etc. However, I gave you Craig Davis's winner, an $89 pick, for FREE and now it's your turn to make a donation.

And keep in mind, the day prior (Saturday) you got another baseball winner from him as the $5 Play of the Day, making yourself even more money.

For those that donate, my appreciation as always. For those that don't, how can you look in the mirror each day? Just remember, karma and irony go hand in hand.

Al DeMarco,
General Manager


After driving from Shreveport, Louisiana to Atlanta all night long - something I do NOT recommend - I just don't have time to do a Video Report today as I'm in a rush to catch up on my work. 

I know.... you're heartbroken, but you must find the strength to get through the day. I realize that's a lot to ask, but somehow you will survive.

Yeah, right.

On an 8-3 run with comp plays following yesterday's winner on the Nationals (Run Line) that you also found right here with Wednesday's freebies listed below.

Free Pick - Texas (-115) at New York

Yu Darvish's ERA in his first dozen starts this season was 2.11. In his last six trips to the hill it's 4.66. Nevertheless, I'm backing him tonight because of his outing last Friday at Toronto when he fanned 12 and allowed just one run in 6.2 innings. For a guy who has been struggling recently and hasn't pitched that well on the road for the most part this season, I view the outing as a step in the right direction as he prepares to face a New York team that's scored the second fewest runs in the American League this year.

The Yankees, who rebounded from a series-opening loss to win for the fourth time in five games overall by taking last night's meeting, 2-1, in 14 innings, counter with David Phelps. It's true he has a 2.52 ERA in his last four starts, but don't lose sight of the fact New York has lost 11 of his last 15 outings, including four of the past five.

I expect Darvish to pitch deep in the game to give Texas's relievers a needed breather as the Rangers squeak out a win, maybe 3-2, in a low-scoring game.

Free Pick # 2 - St. Louis (-115) vs. Tampa Bay

The Rays made it six straight wins, a stretch where they've outscored their foes 36-11, with last night's 7-2 win over St. Louis and ace Adam Wainwright. But tonight I think it's time to go against Tampa as the Cards rebound with Lance Lynn on the mound.

Lynn has faded in the second half of the season each of the past two years as his post All Star break ERA of 5.23 attests. But, he followed this season's mid-summer classic with a strong performance against the Dodgers last Friday, holding LA to four hits and two runs while striking out nine over six innings. That performance lowered his ERA to 1.86 in his last three starts and he enters tonight's game with a 4-1 record and 1.62 ERA in his last five outings at Busch Stadium.

I realize St. Louis has plated just 14 runs and is 3-for-33 with runners in scoring position the last five games, but the Cards - much like the Rays - have been maddeningly inconsistent offensively all season long. With what I construe as a pitching mismatch as Lynn faces Alex Cobb, I'm willing to lay the cheap price of -115 on St. Louis to rebound tonight. 



9 of 12 Winning Football Seasons

(NFL & College Combined)


150-126-13 NFL Roll
past five years combined
+207.25 Dimes
(FYI - 99% of my plays are rated between 5 and 15 dimes)

with highest rated 30 Dime NFL releases
past five years combined

68-47-6 Run
with NFL 15 Dimers past four seasons

2013 Preseason

August 24 - Indy (First Half) vs. Cleveland - Win
August 25 - Houston vs. New Orleans - Loss

2013 Regular Season

September 5 - Denver/Baltimore Over - Win
September 8 - San Fran vs. Green Bay - Win
September 15 - Atlanta vs. St. Louis - Win
September 24 - Denver vs. Oakland - Push
(the line was -14 1/2 when I released it - with some -14's,
but was all over the board by gametime. I personally won,
but I'm counting this as a push for record-keeping purposes)
September 29 - Denver vs. Philadelphia - Win
September 30 - New Orleans vs. Miami - Win
October 3 - Cleveland vs. Buffalo - Win
October 4 - Green Bay vs. Detroit - Win
October 11 - Seattle vs. Tennessee - Loss
October 18 - Detroit vs. Cincinnati - Loss
October 27 - New Orleans vs. Buffalo - Win
November 7 - Washington vs. Minnesota - Loss
November 17 - New Orleans vs. San Fran - Push
(I had the Saints at -2 1/2 after buying insurance and personally won,
as did most of you, but I'm counting it as a push here for record-keeping purposes)
November 25 - San Francisco vs. Washington - Win
December 1 - San Francisco vs. St. Louis - Win
December 8 - New Orleans vs. Carolina - Win
December 15 - Carolina vs. NY Jets - Push
December 16 - Detroit vs. Baltimore - Loss
December 22 - Carolina vs. New Orleans - Win
December 23 - San Fran vs. Atlanta - Loss
December 29 - New Orleans vs. Tampa Bay - Win
January 5 - San Francisco vs. Green Bay - Win
January 12 - San Francisco vs. Carolina - Win
January 19 - Denver vs. New England - Win
February 2 - Denver vs. Seattle - Loss

(FYI - 99% of my plays are rated between 5 and 15 dimes)


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Improved my free pick run to 8-3 with last night's winner on the Nationals, but then lost my best bet, a 15 dimer, on the A's (-115 run line), who lost in extra innings at home to Houston.

Needless to say, that didn't work out as planned on Tuesday and it certainly wasn't the way to start a new betting week.

Must rebound tonight with 10 Dime Winner # 3 of 4 on the Phillies-Giants.

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and 10th in the last 14 tries -

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Al DeMarco's Rating System

Over the 25 years I've been doing this, one of the biggest misconceptions I've encountered from customers is their belief that winningpercentageactually matters in this business. Bottom line is that a straight-up winning percentage means absolutely nothing when your handicapper - such as myself - releases rated selections. Read further and you'll understand why.


I use the "dime" rating system, going in 5 dime increments, generally keeping those plays between 5 and 50 dimes. Yes, that's a wide range, but truth be told, I usually max out around 30 dimes, rarely venturing into the rarefied air toward 50 dimes unless I've built a substantial bankroll. Doing anything different would be irresponsible bankroll management on my part and a total disservice toward you, my clients.


I like to keep it simple from a money-management system so my customers can always know exactly how they should beallocatingtheir bankroll in proportion to the rating I assign to a selection.


Obviously, a 50 Dime play is five times stronger than a 10 Dime release and twice as strong as a 25 Dime pick.


And each day when you see my compiling or mentioning my NET profit figures, keep in mind I've computing them based on the following formula:


Net Profit = Wins - Losses- Vig


Of course let's not forget my golden rule of gambling: Never bet more than you can afford to lose. No rating system - including mine - is effective unless you pay attention to that rule. By heeding my advice you can never fall into a financial abyss from which there is no escape.


A question gamblers always pose is "How much should I be playing?" Obviously, there is no set, firm answer, but my advice would be to follow my money management system and base the size of your wagers on a percentage of your total bankroll.


Let me explain further...


Take your total bankroll - the amount you can afford to lose in an absolute worst case scenario on a single day. Let's say it's $400 on a college football Saturday. And on that Saturday I release a 50 Dime play and two 20 Dime picks.


Let's do some quick math...I've got atotalof 90 dimes of action on the table (one 50 dime play and two 20 dimers).  You've got amaximum one-day bankrollof $400. Simply divide the $400 by the 90 dimes and you've got a per dime wager of $4.44.


Now it's time for some simple multiplication. If a dime is worth $4.44, my 50 Dime rated release equals approximately a $222 wager on your part. And my two 20 Dime rates picks equal approximately $88.88 wagers each. Add everything back up and you've got your initial $400 bankroll all over again.


This obviously all applies to a single wagering day. It's up to you to figure out how to allocate your bankroll over the course of a week or month.


Now, back to how inconsequential winning percentages can be: Let's say I have a 50 Dime play and three 10 Dime releases on an NFL Sunday. If I win the 50 Dime play and go 0-3 with the 10 Dime releases, my overall record is a dismal 1-3 but my net profit is a healthy 17 dimes. Conversely, let's say I lose the 50 Dime play and go 3-0 with the 10 Dime releases. My overall record is an impressive 3-1, but my net profit is a negative -25 dimes.


Which would you prefer, the losing record and winning day, or the winning record or losing day?


Believe what you want, but I'm telling you the truth: Winning percentage means nothing in this business as the above illustration will prove time and time again. Of course, crafty salesmen masquerading as handicappers can spin gold using the second scenario, but I feel it's my job to educate you about what is the TRUTH in this business - whether you become my customer or not.

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