Service Plays - Saturday 8/14/21

Wagerallsports

Moderator
Staff member
Matt Severance

N.Y. YANKEES @ CHI. WHITE SOX | 08/14 | 7:10 PM EDT
CHI. WHITE SOX -125
ANALYSIS: I am trying to figure out if there may be a hangover from that incredible Field of Dreams game. Unprecedented obviously. So I'll just take the Sox here because Dylan Cease has been so good at home and the Yanks are still without all the players why we bet against them on Thursday (and nearly had a stroke). Rare sellout on South Side and I do think that matters slightly.
 

Wagerallsports

Moderator
Staff member
james-martingale

ENGLAND: League One
AFC Wimbledon – Bolton
Second Half : Over 1.5 Goals
Odds : 2.20 / 2 units
 

Wagerallsports

Moderator
Staff member
Bob Balfe

MLB
7:10 PM EST
Rotation #980
Royals +105 over Cardinals
Keller/Lester
The 37 year old Jon Lester has struggled this year. Lester had an outstanding career, but father time has his strikeouts down, walks up, hits up and home runs per 9 innings up. His opponent today Brad Keller is nothing to write home about, but the Royals are a much better team at home and one thing the Cardinals struggle at is hitting right handed pitching on the road. Take the Royals.
 

Wagerallsports

Moderator
Staff member
Dave Cokin 3% [MLB] (971) Tampa Bay Rays at (972) Minnesota Twins

Time: 7:10 PM EDT 1H Minnesota Twins -130 M Wacha (RHP), K Maeda (RHP) Must Start
Analysis:
Oddsmakers making the case for Minnesota here. The Rays are on fire, the Twins are 16 games below .500, and yet it's Minnesota that's favored and not even all that cheap. I'm more about matchups than interpreting the betting line, but this one is pretty clear. That doesn't mean it's an automatic winner by any means, but when I see one that fits as this much of an outlier, it sure gets my attention. And in this case, it's supported by a definite mound edge with Kenta Maeda facing Michael Wacha. The OPS comparison is telling. Maeda is .066 better on the season, and .277 better when factoring in the home/road splits. Recent form also points Maeda's way as Wacha is off two very poor starts. With the starting pitcher advantage and the line being where it is, I'm backing Minnesota to win the F5 tonight.
 

Wagerallsports

Moderator
Staff member
Jack Winningham

Cubs/Marlins over 7.5 -120

**1/4 unit** $25 for $100 bettors small play on Orioles +258

Chiefs/49ers Under 38.5
 

Wagerallsports

Moderator
Staff member
Al Demarco Crew

KIRBY MAXWELL Toronto Blue Jays Run Line
MITCHELL NEWMAN LA Dodgers (Buehler) -1 1/2 runs over the NY Mets (Walker)
TRACE ADAMS Houston Astros (Garcia) -1 1/2 runs over the L.A. Angels (Barria). Both listed pitchers must start or this is a no play.
JAY MCNEIL Cleveland Browns are +2 1/2 points
AL DEMARCO - GM Packers -3
GUS AUGUSTINE Dime Denver Broncos
CHRIS JORDAN Over Chiefs-49ers
SEAN MICHAELS Chicago
 

Wagerallsports

Moderator
Staff member
Tony George

F Units - #956 Miami (-150) vs Chicago Cubs *6 EST
C Units - #961 San Diego Runline -1.5 (-130) over Arizona *8 EST
 

Wagerallsports

Moderator
Staff member
Docs MLB

E - PIRATES +180 OVER BREWERS
D - Pirates +180 1st 5 innings
F - ROYALS -105 OVER CARDINALS
E - ORIOLES +245 OVER RED SOX
 

BMR Service Plays

If you have been betting sports for even a short time then you know all about paid professional touts, otherwise known as sports handicappers. It's a shadowy business but there are thousands of handicappers who will happily charge you for their sports picks. Whether it is the NFL, college football, NBA, college hoops, NHL, soccer, or matches in MMA, tennis, golf, even auto racing, their expert opinions are for sale.

But how good are these guys? Like anything else, there is good, bad, and plenty in-between. The marketing come-ons are priceless and some of them will want you to believe they have never had a losing day. The implication is, the more you pay the more valuable that pick is, and many come with guarantees. The only problem is that very rarely does the customer get a refund if the pick loses, he just gets another pick…only this time it's "free".

Transparency is everything and there are professional cappers who are honest regarding their records and don't claim to win every game. But separating the wheat from the chaff is tough to do in this industry so Bookmakers Review neither endorses nor promotes any paid handicapper on our site. The opinions you see expressed in our Service Plays Forum are disseminated by the posters who have acquired this information by either paying for the service themselves or finding out through other means.

Of course, there are free sports picks that paid touts release in order to generate interest in their service. Their predictions are predicated on their experience in the industry and their ability to correctly handicap games. The implied value in having to purchase their information is what teases curiosity and brings bettors to the table to find out if they are truly better than the average sports bettor.

The use of this information is for entertainment purposes and should in no way be construed as an endorsement or an entity affiliated with Bookmakers Review. Check the federal, state, and local laws in your area and avoid where prohibited.

What's a Letter Grade?

Handicappers who charge for their daily selections whether it be basketball, MLB, major bowl games, soccer, Stanley Cup, or whatever season is current, normally have a grading system. Posts from our members will identify the level of the sports tips in terms of A as the weakest and then B, C, D, etc. Oftentimes these threads will be titled with the name of the handicapper, as the more popular paid handicappers will get substantially more views which are also indicated in the thread.

Other times, there will be posts from users who collect information at several online gambling sites and will create a thread that is often titled Service Plays of the Day. These threads will routinely have the date accompanying the sports picks so our guests can understand whether this information is for today's picks or dates in the past or future.

There will either be a moneyline, a total, or a point spread attached to each pick but you should understand that getting a sharp line and the best odds are critical to long term success so make certain that the odds stated are reasonable and not an idyllic number that never existed at any sportsbook, anywhere in the world. The information contained is from the posters here at BMR and not directly from the source. Many times the paid handicappers and their sports betting picks will be found in a number of threads throughout the forum.

Poster Interaction

The best part of the Service Plays Forum is that it is dynamic and allows our users to interact with each other. Today a particular handicapper might be running white-hot while a check of another capper could prove the opposite. The regular visitors will be able to determine who is better at which sport and how often do they cover. All opinions are welcome and you will often see fascinating information from the posters themselves who often know more than many of those providing the paid tips.

One thing that is prohibited is the direct writeups from the paid cappers. Only the picks are revealed and the letter grade assigned. BMR prohibits copying and pasting the analysis used to derive these selections but the conclusions and predictions are freely shared on our pages. Some paid handicappers will use statistics and analysis while others are more casual as to why they chose Team A or Team B.

Whatever sport you happen to be interested in, there are paid cappers willing to sell their opinions but it is important to be aware that many of them are powered more towards marketing and less to intense analytical scrutiny and betting trends. The best cappers will keep an honest log of their picks and will be fully transparent so that even if they lose an NBA, MLB, college bowl game, or a football game, for example, the legitimate cappers will acknowledge it and not attempt to bury it in their record.

Like the average bettor, paid cappers run hot and cold, whether it is a daily play or throughout a full season. Some of the best cappers stick to one sport like the NBA but most will sell their daily opinions on whichever sport is in session. And if you are not sure then ask around and pick a poster's brain familiar with the industry and the touts who get paid to make their customers money. All questions are welcome.

Lastly, it is important you do a bit of due diligence of your own before making a bet. The best bettors understand that they are as only as good as their last winner and today is a brand new day. Sports betting takes time and energy but it can be enjoyable and lucrative if you remain disciplined. And remember to make sure you check out the odds at more than just one site so when you view these threads and the picks from these "sports betting experts" make certain the odds are correct because if you do, it won't be long before you will be able to distinguish between the scamdicappers and the true handicappers.

Top