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Scott Pritchard - About Me

Scott Pritchard, founder of PritchardsPicks, has been with VegasInsider.com for several years and has been featured on weekly radio shows in Las Vegas. Scott headed West to "Sin City" in April of 1993 after having his own radio sports show in Aurora, Illinois for seven years, covering the Chicago professional sports teams.

Scott has been one of our top handicappers throughout the years as he epitomizes continuity and consistency. Pritchard has often said "every sports bettor will make more money betting sports by perfecting four key skills: Patience, Discipline, Money management skills and the ability to Shop and recognize value." During the 2011-12 College Football season he went an incredible 17-0 and 24-2 including 11-1 in Bowl games, all ATS. This, after he won 16 straight baseball games betting favorites, dogs and totals June 14-28 in 2011. Scott has done exceptionally well in many Las Vegas sports books NFL handicapping contests, recording Top 10 finishes across the board last season.

His work ethic is second to none and is very passionate about what he does. Scott is the consummate professional and wagers on every game you see posted on VI.

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NEW BLOG UPDATE

By Scott Pritchard
Posted 06/29/2014 at 10:17 AM

I love betting totals. What do you look for when handicapping major league baseball totals? A number of factors come into play when betting totals in baseball. I will share a few before addressing which teams continue to be cash cows in regards to the Over/Under up to this point in the season.

There are some obvious factors including weather, pitching, current form, specific matchups with pitcher vs hitter, pitcher friendly parks vs non friendly pitching parks, field dimensions and some not so obvious like UMPIRES and starting lineups. Some home plate umpires have a very small strike soon and others do not.

The information is there and is very helpful when you know that one umpire lends himself to the OVER at 20­9 vs another umpire who is 17­5 to the UNDER. I am not saying blindly bet into the home plate umpires statistics I am simply saying he with the most information generally has an advantage which means more money in your pocket.

Three teams come to mind that have been cashing consistently to the OVER, the Miami Marlins, Colorado Rockies and the Milwaukee Brewers. On the other side of the equation the San Diego Padres have crushed the UNDER at a record pace as the Atlanta Braves and Boston Red Sox have scored very little as well.

Can’t wait for Football season. It is right around the corner. Next week I will address a SLEEPER team in the NFL this year. I am betting them as we speak. Last year, readers remember me calling out the Kansas City Chiefs to be much improved and to bet the OVER in wins. Easy winner, winner steak and lobster dinner.

Until next week sports bettors in the words of my friend and colleague Dink(featured in the sports betting movie Lay the Favorite starring Bruce Willis as Dink) “Be ON the move early or AGAINST it late”.

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NEW BLOG UPDATE

By Scott Pritchard
Posted 06/23/2014 at 11:47 AM

What does it take to be successful in sports betting? What a loaded question.

I have been betting sports professionally for 30 years and have learned a ton, mostly the hard way. Life is a great teacher. There are no mistakes only lessons learned, I have learned plenty. I firmly believe you can learn from your mistakes or you can learn from someone who has been doing it for a very long time with success. The good news is I almost always learn. I have gone from the world’s worst sports bettor to having won sports handicapping contests in Las Vegas.

I feel a number of skills are needed to be successful namely Patience, Discipline, Money Management skills and the ability to shop and recognize Value. Before you BET it make sure you GET it. I am talking about being very selective and finding real value. It is not how many you play it is how many you win. A little advantage goes a long way. Discipline is critically important. Unsuccessful sports bettors bet with emotion allowing their heart to get in the way of making good money betting sports. The key is to remove emotion from your decision making altogether. Easier said than done. Know what you are good at and stay away from what you are not.

I know nothing about soccer. I have never bet on a soccer game and never will. I do bet every day as I see value and opportunity every day. Remember they play the Star Spangled Banner every day. This goes back to being selective. Pick your spots, spot your picks and never pick your nose.

Let’s talk Major League Baseball, specifically totals. The San Diego Padres have been a dead UNDER team having gone Under twice as many times as going Over. The Boston Red Sox with their lack of offense have also been a good Under team as have the Atlanta Braves. Red Rover Red Rover let’s look at the OVER. Two teams stand out, the Chicago White Sox and the Miami Marlins. Buyer Beware moving forward as the sports books have an uncanny knack to balance the scale and the line on these games will reflect past performance.

Once again the key to successful sports betting is to see it before it happens.

Until next week I will leave with the words of my ex wife who said to me “Good luck and Good bye”.

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ACCOLADES AND DOCUMENTED RECORDS
2013-2014 NFL #3 Guarantee Leader: +615
2012-2013 NCAA FB #2 Percent Leader: 61%
2012-2013 NCAA FB #2 Guarantee Leader: +605
2012 #3 MLB Money Leader: +2,276
2012 #3 MLB Underdog Leader: +1,906
2011-2012 NBA #3 Totals Leader: +590
2011-2012 NCAA BK Percent Leader: 63%
2011-2012 NCAA BK #2 Guarantee Leader: +1,712
2011-2012 NCAA BK #2 Totals Leader: +1,532
2011-2012 NFL #3 Totals Leader: +663
2011-2012 NCAA FB #2 Percentage Leader: 62%
2011-2012 NCAA FB #3 Guarantee Leader: +410
17-0 NCAA FB Run: 11/26/11 - 1/7/12
2011 MLB #3 Money Leader: +2,886
2011 MLB #2 Underdog Leader: +1,706
16-0 MLB Run: 6/14/11 - 6/28/11
2010-2011 NCAA BK #2 Percent Leader: 56%
2010 MLB #3 Underdog Leader: +2,471
2009-10 NCAA FB Percent Leader: 67%
2009-10 NCAA FB #2 Money Leader: +2,354
2009-10 NCAA FB Guaranteed Leader: +1,891
2009-10 NCAA FB Totals Leader: +1,019
2009 MLB Over-Under Leader: +2,278
2009 MLB #2 Guaranteed Leader: +1,638
2008-2009 NCAA BK #2 Guaranteed Leader: +645
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