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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 08/25/2014 at 10:18 AM

At Press time the Los Angeles Angels were leading the Oakland A’s in the American League West standings. Don’t be fooled into thinking this team can win the West. The Oakland A’s will take care of business moving forward as these two teams go head to head a few more times as the season comes to an end the latter part of September.

The A’s simply have the better team, better pitching, better defense, better home field advantage, better bullpen, better manager, I think you get the picture the A’s are simply BETTER. Time will tell. This weekend could be interesting after the A’s took two of three in Oakland these two teams battle it out for four games in Anaheim Thursday through Sunday.

The A’s also have the more favorable schedule. You have to look hard to find a least productive hitter than Josh Hamilton in the four spot for the Angels. This guy has not been the same since he has been in an Angel uniform. Mike Trout is a stud but the team’s starting pitching took a tremendous hit with the loss of ace Garrett Richards. The bullpen has improved considerably over the past year but defense and timely hitting will continue to bite this team when it matters most. My money is on the A’s to win the division going away and be the odds on favorite to represent the American League in the World Series.

Before you BET it make sure you GET it. I am talking about finding value and being very selective when it comes to handicapping sports. It is not how many you play, it is how many you win.

Let’s talk football, it was fun seeing Peyton Manning and the heavily favored Broncos lose to the Houston Texans last weekend. Wes Welker suffered his third concussion in a year, not good. Manning took exception to the hit and talked smack to the Texans defensive player. Manning was flagged for taunting. I am surprised the defensive player didn’t take a free shot at Manning, never let a QB show you up like that. The Broncos are favored to win the AFC once again.

Talking head Tony Gonzalez from ESPN says the Broncos are going 16­0. This guy should get back to playing football and not talking about it. He does not have a clue. This year’s Broncos team has NO SHOT at going 16­0.

Until next week, “bet early and often, avoid the risk of being shut out”.

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NEW BLOG UPDATE

By Scott Pritchard
Posted 08/18/2014 at 07:58 AM

September is right around the corner. No doubt about it, September is my favorite time of year. If you love betting sports it does not get any better. We have college and pro football and the pennant races heating up in major league baseball.

Let’s talk NFL football. This will be a very exciting and always unpredictable season as the Seattle Seahawks are coming off an impressive Super Bowl win against the overhyped Denver Broncos who are lead by their savior Peyton Manning who still at press time has only one more Super Bowl ring than I do and I don’t play football.

In the AFC the Broncos and New England Patriots look to battle it out. The more things change the more they stay the same. I see the NFC about as wide open as it can possibly be. The Seahawks and San Fransisco 49ers will battle it out but that division is all around much improved with the Arizona Cardinals and even the St Louis Rams expected to be competitive. I expect the New Orleans Saints to win their division as the Green Bay Packers are the favorite in their’s. The NFC East will be interesting and I have no idea which club will come out on top.

When it comes to betting college and pro football everyone seems to bet it but very few are able to come out on top over the course of the regular season. I say that football is the most challenging sport to beat ATS(against the spread). I say this even though I have had a lot of success in winning sports handicapping contests in this town. Buyer Beware. Do your homework, see things before they happen and bet with your head, not over it.

I love betting football totals and halftime betting. The sports books have only 10 to 12 minutes to post a sharp number at halftime as opposed to seven days to get it right for the game. I have the luxury of knowing which team is getting the ball to start the third quarter, I have watched the 1st half and one team might already have enough points to win the game and will attempt to shorten the game by eating up the clock.

He with the most information generally gets ahead in life, the same applies with sticking it to the sports books.

Good luck this week. See the cashier!

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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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