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: Washington at VEGAS (-130)
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My freebie for Monday is on the ice, as I'm headed to the matinee in Las Vegas, where the Washington Capitals visit T-Mobile Arena and the Vegas Golden Knights.
I love the home team in this spot, as I know for a fact the Capitals flew out of Phoenix after their Saturday night loss to the Coyotes, arrived in Vegas and hit the town. They would have been better off playing last night, because then they could have stayed focus, but realistically two nights in Las Vegas before playing the surging Golden Knights who shut out the Islanders, 1-0, and have won two straight is a dangerous combination.
I know NBC Sports is in town for Alex Ovechkin's chase to 700, but he's been held without a point for four straight games and the Capitals have lost five of their last eight. Their recent skid has dropped them from the top of the Eastern Conference to third behind Boston and Tampa Bay.
In the month of February alone, the Capitals have the fifth-highest goals-against average, and they're likely facing Marc-Andre Fleury, who stopped 19 shots on Saturday against the Islanders, and got exceptional help in front of the net from his teammates, who did a stellar job at clearing pucks after letting five even-strength goals in the net against St. Louis the game prior.
This is a highly emotional game since the Caps won the Cup here two years ago, and the crowd will be loud.
Lay the cheap home chalk.
3♦ GOLDEN KNIGHTS
Based on ratings 1♦ to 5♦