Bryan Rosica's Rating System
Units, Dollars, Stars, gold plays, platinum plays, blah, blah, blah.
OMG. I can hear those dinosaurs from the old 800 handicapper services with their New York accents screaming about betting every dollar you have on some guaranteed living lock that's supposedly "absolutely free" if you're among the first 5000 callers (as if they get 5000 callers in a year, let alone a day).
Just shoot me now. Who the f&%k cares about all that crap?
Making lines is tough, a brutal business that requires so much research. But that's not what I'm doing here. I just want to get you my plays in an easily understood system. So, here it goes:
The plays are rated from 10 dimes to 100 dimes.
A 50 dime play is twice as strong as a 25 dime play.
The rating scale is simply a unit of measure (i.e. worth) so you know how strong a play is to ME when I release it compared to others either previous or in the future.
How much you play is up to you. It's your bankroll. But I'm going to "manage" it if you follow my rating system.
Who is Bryan Rosica?
Yes, I'm young. But if being "older" was a prerequisite to making money gambling, I guess every handicapper and gambler alike would be residing at an assisted senior living center.
In other words, just because a guy has been in this industry forever, doesn't mean he can make money. I've seen A LOT of old guys who consistently lose. Age is inconsequential.
I got into this business in college through a friend of my brother who was a bookmaker. I started part-time in school and went full-time right after graduating because the money was just too good.
When I was 25, I had the opportunity to go to Costa Rica to work for one of the biggest offshore sportsbooks in the world as an oddsmaker. Taking action from gamblers and then setting the lines was a natural progression. But after 18 months of working nearly seven days a week for a tyrant and getting grossly UNDERPAID, I had enough.
Having been on the other side of the fence, seeing how gamblers frequently got manipulated and beaten by bad numbers - numbers that I had a hand in making - I decided to take a shot at beating the odds myself.
Who better to beat the oddsmakers than a guy who used to help make the lines at a sportsbook?
There are bad lines every single day. Can you spot them? Probably not, otherwise you wouldn't be here at this site or reading this bio in the first place. Those games are what I'm looking for. They don't guarantee winners, but they win more often than not because bad lines are a bookmakers' dream and a gamblers' nightmare.
Win or lose, you're going to get the straight scoop from me day after day. No BS. And that's the ONLY promise I'm going to make to you from day one.
This is the third of four games between the Phillies and the Braves tonight in Atlanta, and after a Philadelphia 7-3 win on Monday, Atlanta returned the favor with a walk-off 6-5 Tuesday night victory.
I am interested in backing Charlie Morton to handcuff the Phillies attack tonight as Uncle Charlie is on a 2-0 uptick with a 2.20 ERA over his last 3 starts, and the last time he faced the Phils last September, he worked 7 scoreless against them for the win.
Ranger Suarez is 4-2 for the Phillies, but his ERA is over 4 for the year which tells me that the Braves should be able to build off of last night's 6 runs plated.
Both of these teams sport identical 20-23 marks for the year, so tonight and tomorrow become pretty important in the pecking order in the division standings.
Give me Morton to limit the Philadelphia bats tonight as Atlanta wins by 2 runs minimum.
2♦ ATLANTA -1 1/2 RUNS
(On a 1♦ to 5♦ basis)