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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 04/08/2014 at 10:20 AM

This is why we play 82 games. It is a marathon not a sprint, just ask the Indiana Pacers.

This team played lights out for the first fifty games or so and now cannot seem to get out of their own way. After Sunday’s loss at home against the hapless Hawks of Atlanta it was time the Pacers did some serious soul searching. They were embarrassed on their home court against an inferior team. This isn’t anything new for this team lately as they have lost their previous six road games and at press time trail the Miami Heat by a full game with just a few games left.

It got so bad Sunday that the Pacer coach benched Roy Hibbert for the last 30 minutes of the game after he went scoreless and secured zero rebounds. Team president Larry Bird barely budged as he watched the league's No. 1 defense allowed Atlanta to shoot 56.2 percent from the field and make 12 of 27 3-pointers. Indiana followed a 7-for-35 shooting effort in the first half with a 15-for-43 showing in the second half.

Coach Frank Vogel was so upset by the sluggish start that he yanked all five starters midway through the first quarter and benched Hibbert because Vogel thought he needed some extra rest. Hibbert, who looked disengaged on the bench, did not speak to reporters afterward.

"He looks worn down," Vogel said. "He's a 7-foot-2 player who has played every game this year, which is very rare. He looks to me to be worn down. He's given good effort but he looks to me to be worn down. Combine that with the fact that they have a 3-point shooting 5-man most of the game. It's a difficult matchup."

The fact is this team has no shot come post season playoffs. Once again it is Miami’s conference to lose. The Pacers have been a money burner at the bet window as well especially on the road losing big money on a regular basis.

Based on the challenges this Pacer team has shooting the ball combined with how well they play team defense they have cashed a lot of sports betting tickets with the UNDER total being the consistent play for the entire season. 

Moving forward sports bettors remember to bet with your head, not over it.

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NEW BLOG UPDATE

By Scott Pritchard
Posted 03/31/2014 at 11:07 AM

What is up with the Pacers?

What a difference a week makes.

The Indiana Pacers looked good at home in knocking off LeBron James and the Miami Heat last week only to then lose to the inferior Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Are you kidding me?

At press time the Pacers had lost five straight road games, not the kind of momentum you want to build heading into the post season. After Sunday’s embarassing loss to Cleveland David West was upset 'We're losing games at an alarming rate to teams that are inferior to us,'' said West, who picked up a technical four in the fourth quarter. ''We can't figure out a way to perform better. We've done what you do. We've had team meetings. We've had players-only meetings. We've had players and the coaches [meetings]. We're kind of looking for answers right now, and things don't get any easier.''

The Heat and Pacers will battle it out for the Eastern conference once the playoffs begin.

Let’s head West and talk Western Conference playoff options. It is a two team race in my opinion between the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Don’t be conned into thinking the Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, Portland Trailblazers or worse yet the Golden State Warriors have even a remote chance to knock off one of these two teams.

The Spurs are clearly the class of the West. The Thunder are the real deal but have been hit with the injury bug. The Rockets will never win a close game in the playoffs with Dwight Howard in the game as smart coaches will continue to foul him to put him on the free throw line.

The Los Angeles Clippers are a fun regular season team that have an over hyped coach and by the way, what has Chris Paul ever won?

The biggest fraud in the West might be the Golden State Warriors. This team is a complete bust. Yeah, yeah I get it, they are a fun finesse team with a couple of star shooters in Steph Curry and Klay Thompson but this team also has a bad coach in Mark Jackson. Have you ever watched this team in a close game try to execute anything. Jackson’s coaching style or lack there of and his ineptness at X’s and O’s is laughable.

This leaves the Spurs and the Thunder. This will be fun as they battle it out in the West. Good luck moving forward betting the NBA. In the words of my friend and sports betting legend Lem Banker “bet with your head, not over it”.
 
Scott Pritchard

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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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