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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 09/16/2014 at 11:35 AM


I love watching and betting college and pro football. I am always amazed at how most coach’s have no clue when it comes to clock management and protecting their timeouts.

The Denver Broncos won this past weekend vs. Kansas City by seven points. The Chiefs had the ball inside the Broncos 10-yard line facing 1st and goal with less than two minutes to go. Everyone knows that you use your timeouts on defense to stop the clock and save as much time as possible for your offense. You can always stop the clock on offense by running out of bounds or spiking the ball. The Broncos allowed the Chiefs to run out the clock before stopping them on 4th down. Had the Chiefs scored, the Broncos would of had no time left to score, terrible clock management.

I see this week in and week out year in and year out. I am sure most of these coaches are great when it comes to X’s and O’s but are usually very bad when it comes to clock management. I expect that to be the case on the college level but definitely not at the pro level.

I am also reminded of the San Diego vs Arizona game in Week 1 on a Monday night. The Cardinals are up by one with less than two minutes to go and have the ball. The Chargers have one timeout. The Cardinals have to run one play and then will probably take a knee to run out the clock. If the Chargers coaching staff had a clue they would of allowed Arizona to score a touchdown and kick the extra point to go up by eight. At least San Diego would have a chance with well over a minute to go to try and come down and score. Instead the Cardinals ultimately ran out the clock after running a play and then taking a knee. I was very happy as I had Arizona on the money line.

Sunday night’s game in San Fransisco vs the Bears was about as ugly of a game I have seen in a long while with no less than 26 penalty’s. Congrats to Chicago for finding a way to win. These games are getting longer and longer. The game kicked off at 530pm and by 735pm the 3rd quarter had not yet started.

I love betting these games but from a spectator stand point it is getting more and more challenging to sit through the countless commercials, penalty’s and official replay’s to see if they got it right or not. Where do we draw the line on this? To me the game was much more exciting years ago.

I am competing this week in round one of the Friday Football Showdown compliments of the Golden Nugget Sportsbook, ESPN radio and the Las Vegas Review Journal. We are competing for $50,000 ATS and/or totals as we release our top seven plays in college and pro football.

I am going head-to-head with professional sports bettor Chuck Edel and ESPN ace Ken Thomson. These guys are the real deal and I am looking forward to the challenge.

FULL STORY

NEW BLOG UPDATE

By Scott Pritchard
Posted 09/08/2014 at 09:01 AM

No lead safe with Broncos defense!

Andrew Luck of the Colts passed for 370 yards and 3 touchdowns vs the Denver Broncos this past weekend. Congrats to the Broncos for winning this game but I am so TIRED of hearing how much better Denver’s defense is.

Face it Bronco fans, your defense sucks. Check out a real defense in Seattle(see last year’s Super Bowl). Only the overhyped Broncos could be up 31­10 in the 4th quarter at home and still have to sweat out a victory.

That’s right, I was happy to cash my ticket at plus 9 1⁄2 with Indy but annoyed to PUSH the UNDER on the total at 55 and lose betting Under 54 1⁄2. No lead or Total is safe with this team’s defense. We know Peyton and the boys will score, that is great for the regular season, does not win Super Bowls(see last year’s Super Bowl...Seattle 43­8 winners over the favored Broncos).

Can the Bears fans stop talking about how great their offense is? Jay Cutler is still your quarterback, I don’t care how many weapons on offense you have he will find a way to throw the game. In Cutler’s defense, he was the MVP this past Sunday.......for Buffalo. His two unforced INT’s were the reason the Bears lost plain and simple. I feel bad for my family and friends in Chicago who have to watch and root for this clown week in and week out.

Here is what Cutler said after the game, ''You guys are going to be as negative as possible,'' a surly Cutler said. ''But we've got a lot of games left, we did a lot of good things. Obviously we made mistakes today and we've got to clean them up and got to keep it going.'' By “we” I think he means “me”.

Dogs were barking big time on Sunday as you know if you like taking the points. I am loud and proud because you know if you follow this column I am a LIVE underdog player. Underdogs are often times Undervalued.

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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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