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: Minnesota (-1', -110) at KANSAS CITY
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My free winner for Saturday is the Minnesota Twins on the run line, against the Kansas City Royals. This has to be a bounce back game for the Twins, who couldn't get past Kansas City's feisty bullpen in a 3-2 loss last night.
Jake Odorizzi is on the hill for Minnesota tonight, and though he's expected to be limited to around 70 pitches in his season debut - he's coming off the injured list following his recovery from a right intercostal strain - I'm counting on him to limit Kansas City's offense, while giving his teammates enough time to build a cushion.
Minnesota's bats should come to life against Danny Duffy, who is 0-2 with a 4.11 ERA this season thus far. He didn't look too bad on Monday against the Chicago Cubs, lasting six innings, giving up three hits and just one run. But now he faces an angry lineup that will be looking to snap this mini two-game slide.
Before last night, the Twins had scored at least five runs in four straight games. They've talled a league sixth-best 70 runs in their first 14 games, and have belted a league fourth-highest 22 home runs.
I'll lay the run line, as Minnesota bounces back big.
4♦ TWINS RUN LINE
Based on ratings 1♦ to 5♦