Received an email from a reliable source that covers.com (who recently chose not to renew the contracts of real professional cappers Scott Rickenback, Nick Parsons, Stephen Nover, Scott Spreiter and David Malinsky) and have already attempted to insult the intelligence of the general betting public who may purchase an occassional pick of their website by introducing ANOTHER fake tout, this time making his age 21 and naming him JACK ZITO. LOL.
This is straight from covers.com, his biography:
Years in Handicapping: I have been betting on sports professionally, i.e., my only source of income, for 3 years, with 2012 being my fourth year in the business. As far as recreational betting and handicapping goes, I started with parlay cards when I was 8-years-old.
Achievements in Handicapping: Made the money in the 2011 Las Vegas Hilton SuperContest, which is the most premier NFL handicapping contest in the world. Because of my age, this was the first year I was eligible to participate. I already have a team of statisticians gathering the most detailed information on the market in hopes to better my performance in 2012.
Biggest Win of 2011: You can’t be successful in this industry if you weigh one win more important than another. Every win matters, whether it’s a 3*, 4* or 5* selection. If you get in the habit of labeling games “big wins” then you are setting yourself up for failure in your money management. You must be able to pick up wins “without blinking”. The second your winning bet is final, you need to be focused on the next game.
Biggest Loss of 2011: Time is too limited to worry about losing in this industry. You need to be able to bounce back after a 5* loss like nothing happened. You need to be able to grind through losing streaks. There are going to be plenty of times where you miss 8 of 10 or 10 of 15. It’s important that you stay focused at these times and stick to what has made you successful – your money management.
Why you like Covers Experts: Handicapping for Covers Experts gives me the opportunity to work alongside the sharpest minds in the sports betting industry. It’s truly a blessing to work for the world’s number one destination for sports bettors. As a handicapper, I can’t think of a higher honor than to be a part of this winning team.
Ratings: All my selections will be rated 6, 8, or 10. Here’s a breakdown according to how you should play each rating.
6* = 3% of day’s starting bankroll
8* = 4% of day’s starting bankroll
10* = 5% of day’s starting bankroll
System’s used for handicapping a game: There are dozens of factors I take into account when handicapping a game. As far as systems go, I simulate games hundreds of thousands of times on a computer-based program before any handicapping is done. Based on these simulations, I decide which games there are possible advantages on. From there I use numerous handicapping principles to break down the game, such as Power Rankings, statistical databases, and experience.
Favorite stats/pages on Covers: The “Matchups” section is an excellent handicapping tool, which I use on a daily basis. It provides great statistical breakdowns for each and every team. I am also a monthly subscriber to the Live Odds, as it is a must have for any professional bettor.
Team you avoid when wagering: There are plenty of teams I avoid when wagering, especially when it comes to college sports. There are hundreds of teams in both college football and basketball, which makes it impossible to have a “good feel” for every team. So naturally, I avoid wagering on the teams I don’t have world class information on. These are usually your smaller conference teams, but can also be below average BCS schools.
Sports, conference, and divisions he excels at handicapping: Most handicappers usually tell you the value is in college sports and more specifically the “smaller conferences”. In my opinion this couldn’t be further from the truth. Most of my selections are on “high action” games at specific times during the betting season, as I find tremendous value in these opportunities. Nearly 90 percent of my selections will be from professional sports and nationally televised college games.
Quote: “I’m not your typical professional sports bettor. While most of these guys can’t get enough of the spotlight, I try to avoid it. I’m just an average guy that happens to make a living betting on sports. I wouldn’t want it any other way.”