dedication, discipline and consistency are the three tenets of
successful sports betting, then Don Russell is one of its most
Honing his craft since the late 1980s, he has turned a money-making
hobby into a profession and a business and we are thrilled he accepted
our invitation to join Las Vegas Sports Line.
Don began selling sports picks in 1996 when his NFL picks were
documented with a 67% winning percentage by "Sports of Call" radio
talk show on WBPS in Boston.
Since then, he has built a reputation through hard work and posted
outstanding winning seasons. He ranked No. 1 in winning percentage
for the 1999 NFL playoffs and also took top spot in net profit
for the 1998 NBA season by The Sports Monitor, in Oklahoma City.
But he outdid himself in 2002, posting an incredible 68% winning
percentage in the NFL regular season as documented by The Free
Don't expect a bucketful of picks every day from Mr. Russell.
He credits his success to focusing only on a handful of carefully
selected pro games. Once he has identified a soft line or a competitive
mismatch, he drills down through every aspect of the game before
making his call.
And don't expect marketing gimmicks such as locks and nightly
Games of the Year. Every call is the best one he can find, or there
will be no call at all.
Experience plus wisdom equals profits in sports betting. When you think tradition and trust, you think I.M. Bettor. Las Vegas Sports Line is proud to enlist the longtime gaming commentator and columnist at the Boston Herald as the dean of our handicapping team.
In his 24th year of writing "By The Numbers" in the Boston Herald, I.M. Bettor has seen it all and done it all on the gambling scene.
During football season, the popular column is twice-weekly, while readers enjoy - and profit from - his insights on Fridays during the rest of the year.
Of course, it's one thing to be a commentator and quite another to be a successful handicapper. I.M. Bettor has a distinguished and documented history of doing both brilliantly. The column has produced a winning percentage vs. the Las Vegas line in football in 21 of its 23 years.
But that impressive stat is just icing on the cake. The column's strength lies in its wit, bundled with gambling wisdom and I.M.'s strong personality and extensive gambling knowledge.
A radio show co-host, he's been involved with sports gambling on both sides of the pencil and table, so his strategy is not cookie-cutter. Don't expect him to tout laying the 28 points with Kansas State because, like every schmo on the Internet reminds us, "Bill Snyder likes to take no prisoners."
He looks to past games and to future ones to arrive at his winning selections. Join with him in 2005 and do justice to your sports betting record and bankroll.
John Dudley has been dubbed the "King of Props" because proposition bets are almost exclusively what he plays.
His reasoning is that game lines have been so scrutinized and adjusted that finding value in them can be difficult.
Props, on the other hand, are created as merely an additional enticement for the bettor, and they are given much less consideration.
It is virtually impossible for all of the proposition offerings to be sharp and John prides himself on finding the mistakes.
The key to John's success can be summed up in one word: research. He isn't going to tell you that he "just has a feeling" about something.
He will always provide a logical basis for each wager, based on his own exhaustive analysis. And he generally expresses his views in a
uniquely entertaining fashion.
A veteran handicapper, John has made his name working in sports radio and contributing content to sports and gambling-related
web sites. He is a senior writer for ColdHardFootballFacts.com, and we were delighted that he agreed to lend his betting expertise to
Las Vegas Sports Line. All hail the King of Props.
Jones has enjoyed unparalleled success in handicapping professional
and college sports since 1988. J.R. is considered one of the
nation’s finest college handicappers in the country for both
Football and Basketball.
keen awareness in selecting NHL winners has been a
sportsbook’s nightmare. As of 2/9/06 J.R.
is an impressive 74% in his
J.R’s expert analysis and work ethic
translates into winning picks.
The sheer volume of games for both
College Football and Basketball can be intimidating to some, but
not to J.R. He scrutinizes every line on the slate, including
those involving the smaller conferences. Whether two teams are
even or there is a 29-point spread, he is going to give each game
his attention and share his best bets with you.
Delivering proven winners since 1988, J.R.
has you covered with a winning hand. J.R. believes in full
disclosure of his picks with expert reasoning. For consistency in
the NHL and College ranks, you can bet J.R. will deliver.