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.
Early NFL Free Pick
Each week, at some point early on, you will get a free NFL winner from me.
My advance winner for this week's football: Miami at DALLAS (-21')
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The Miami Dolphins clearly have packed it in, long before the season started, with liquidation moves that emptied the roster. This past week, they dealt a quarterback to a team in need. It's simply a loss cause at this point, and quite frankly, an embarrassment.
Now they have to visit the co-favorites in the NFC, one week after hosting the Super Bowl favorites. And once again I'm laying the points against the Dolphins, as I think the Dallas Cowboys will flex their muscles at home, and dominate offensively in this win.
It's about to get real nasty in Big D.
Dallas, which has won the last three meetings, is averaging 484 yards per game after the first two weeks of the season, while the Dolphins have averaged 192 per contest. To put things in perspective just how bad this team is, after two regular-season games, the Dolphins are averaging 5 points per game. After the Vegas Golden Knights' first two preseason games, they averaged 5.5 goals per game.
Miami's defense has given up an average of 512 yards per game, and to have to travel into AT&T Stadium and face the likes of quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott is downright scary.
Prescott passed for 269 yards and three TDs for a 123.5 rating in Week 2, while he also had 69 yards rushing. Since last season, he has 18 touchdowns versus just three interceptions and a 115.5 rating in 9 home starts. Prescott is aiming for his fourth straight game with three or more touchdown passes and a 120+ rating. He has two or more touchdown passes in four of his past five at home against AFC opponents.
Meanwhile, Elliott is in after rushing for 111 yards and one touchdown last week, and is looking for his third straight game with at least one rushing touchdown. He has 100-plus scrimmage yards in 17 of his 22 career home games and should shred Miami's awful defense for what could be a career day.
This will be over by halftime, as the Cowboys roll past the lame-duck Fins.
Based on ratings 1♦ to 5♦