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Scott Pritchard - About Me

Scott Pritchard, founder of PritchardsPicks, has been with 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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By Scott Pritchard
Posted 07/27/2014 at 12:30 PM

The Houston Astros have a problem, they can’t win.

At the beginning of the week they were 20 games under 500 in spite of having the best leadoff man in the entire league. The main problem for the Astros is their league leading worst bullpen ERA. Throw in some average defense and weak hitting and you have a recipe for another long losing season.

There is good news my friend...

Football season is almost here and the HOUSTON TEXANS will surprise you. As reported right here in this column weeks ago star wide receiver would not be traded or sit out and would report to training camp.

Granted he is 33 years old but is still a stud and will shine with Head Coach Bill O’Brien’s newly implemented offense. The Texans won just two games last year. That was then, this is now.

The NFL has rewarded this team with a cupcake schedule. If you don’t believe me check out this team’s last 8 games. This team will compete based on the talent they have on both sides of the ball and will get back to the way they were two years ago atop the AFC standings until the last week of the season that year.

There is plenty of money to be made between now and Football season by betting major league baseball every day. I love betting dogs and playing totals along with the first five innings.

A couple of places in Vegas I only bet favorites based on the lowest number I am getting.

It pays to shop.

I bet the Houston Texans OVER 7 1⁄2 wins this year and see some value with this team at plus 23 to 1 to win the AFC. All they have to do is get close and you will have some real value and equity with some hedging action if you choose to take it.

As we all know the key to being successful in sports betting, you must “see it” before it happens.

Those of you who follow me remember well last year at this time when I was singing a song about another 2­14 team the KC Chiefs. They went on to win their first nine games.



By Scott Pritchard
Posted 07/21/2014 at 09:50 AM

Living the dream in Las Vegas....and Anaheim.

Just got back from Anaheim watching the Angels pull out another magical win at the “Big A”6­5 over the Seattle Mariners. I love traveling to Southern California this time of year to escape the Las Vegas heat and catch the hottest team in baseball right now next to the Oakland A’s, the Los Angeles Angels.

They have now had a major league leading 30 come from behind wins. This most recent one on Sunday was sweet against the American League’s best closer. I like what I see with this year’s Angels team. The fact that they also addressed their biggest concern with the back end of the bullpen has this team primed to win it all.

First things first, let’s focus on winning the division.

The A’s have been unbelievable up to this point. This team is outstanding with so many different ways to beat you. The A’s have the more favorable schedule moving forward.

This is going to be very exciting as will the rest of the division races with the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves battling it out in the National League East, I like the Nats. The St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers are nip and tuck, I like the Cards. Let us not forget the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Fransisco Giants in the National League West. I like the Dodgers.

In the past two weeks I have no less than 7 home games for the Angels, great park, super team, awesome weather and the best seat in the house. If and when you go do it up right by getting Diamond Club tickets, a bit pricy but worth every penny, right behind home plate with a very good buffet inside. I am not known to have missed too many meals.

Betting the Angels has been very profitable for me this year. I think the sports books have been a bit slow in updating the odds, we will see as the season progresses. One word of advice, try to book a resort or hotel before you leave town.

I do everything in life spur of the moment but it took me one hour after the game to find a place to sleep. This time of year everything is booked. I will leave you with the words of my friend and fellow professional sports bettor Lem Banker, “bet with you head not over it”.


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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
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