NFC South Rivalry Lock
Sunday, 12/16- 75 Dime - Baltimore - Loss
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 half 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 59 this year (2018), 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 some 15+ years ago.
All these changes, all these years, but here's the interesting part: November 3, 2018, marks the FIRST time I've ever tried selling my plays to the general public.
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 lazy 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 and making money. I tell anyone the first love I earned, the second I can buy anytime 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
That one hurt on Sunday.
75 Dime release on Baltimore, and they wind up taking a knee to end the game and win by 8 as the -8 1/2 point home chalk.
That's the way it has been for me.
No use in crying the blues, just have to get up of the carpet and dust myself off, and nail a winner.
50 Dime NFC South Rivalry Lock - Saints-Panthers.
Time to close out Week 15 with a winner.
Monday's comp play comes in the NBA, as I grab the enticing double-digits and play the Bulls to get the cover in Oklahoma City.
Chicago only sports 7 wins in their 30 games played this season, but one of those straight up wins comes earlier this month in a 114-112 home win as the +8 point underdog to the same Thunder team they are playing tonight!
The Bulls are also playing tonight's game off an upset win at San Antonio over the weekend, so grabbing this big impost is something that I am very interested in,
Oklahoma City did just stop a 2-game slide with a win at home over the L.A. Clippers, but OKC is just 2-3 straight up their last 5 games, and against the spread Billy Donovan's club is a money-burning 1-5 their last 6 (Bulls loss included), failing each of their last 3.
There is little doubt who the better team is on the floor tonight, but by giving the inferior Bulls a truck-load of points, look for Chicago to find a few gimme buckets at the end of this game that will have them hold inside of the impost.
Bulls the play plus the points.
(on a 1♦ to 5♦ basis)