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: Houston at BALTIMORE (-4)
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My free winner for Sunday is on the Baltimore Ravens laying the number to the Houston Texans, in a battle of two of the most exciting football players in the NFL. Lamar Jackson and Deshaun Watson are both putting up MVP-like numbers, and both are trying to will their respective teams into the playoffs.
This one being in Baltimore, I have to side with Jackson and the Ravens.
Jackson is in after completing 15 of 17 pass attempts (88.2 percent) for three touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 158.3 rating, the highest attainable mark, and added a career-long 47-yard touchdown run in the Ravens' 49-13 win over Cincinnati.
Jackson, who also had a 158.3 rating in Week 1, became the second quarterback to record a passer rating of 158.3 (minimum 10 attempts) in multiple games within a single season in NFL history, joining Ben Roethlisberger, who did it twice in 2007.
It's quite clear Ravens coach John Harbaugh's newly written playbook is a best seller, as it's centered around Jackson and his capabilities.
Baltimore has won five in a row, including that 37-20 rout of the New England Patriots two weeks back.
On the other side of the ball, something tells me Watson could have some trouble against Baltimore's ball hawking cornerback Marcus Peters, who took an interception 89 yards for a touchdown against the Bengals.
Baltimore is the first team since 1970 to record a defensive touchdown of at least 65 yards in three consecutive games, after Marlon Humphrey's 70-yard fumble rumble against New England and Peters' 67-yard interception return against Seattle on Oct. 20.
Houston is a good team, I won't take anything away from it. But the Ravens are better right now.
Based on ratings 1♦ to 5♦