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Jim Mack - About Me

Jim Mack, for years best known as his pseudonym, VI Jim, popularized by the well-respected Football Weekly Tip Sheet, now brings his handicapping talents to VegasInsider daily through his own unique style and expertise.

Born and raised in an industrial town in the Midwest, Jim personifies the hard work and diligence needed to thrive in the ever changing sports betting world. Having been in the industry for over 15 years now, like most handicappers on VI, Jim boasts a wealth of experience.

However, unlike the others, Jim has spent many years on both sides of the line, both in building and analyzing data to beat the point spread, and in consulting some of the world’s largest bookmakers in BUILDING odds.

Having been on both sides of the betting process, Jim has learned many invaluable secrets of the trade, and what to look for when finding line value. He has first-hand knowledge in how & why lines are moved, how bookmakers try to bait bettors into certain plays, and the mistakes those setting the odds make in over- or under-reacting to teams’ tendencies.

Jim firmly believes in letting the lines play out awhile so it is rare that he will offer early selections, instead choosing to study line moves closely as part of his routine before issuing any opinion. Jim also considers himself a heavy system bettor, and believes that a steady process, combined with the diligent use of time tested beliefs is the only way to enjoy prolonged and prolific success in sports betting. He has demonstrated this type of thinking consistently both in his picks and in the articles he has authored for the VI Tip Sheets.

It is only through the request of many VegasInsider Football Weekly Tip Sheet readers that Jim has brought his talents to the daily website. Prior to joining VI, only Jim’s closest associates have had the privilege of taking advantage of his work.

If you haven’t had the chance to enjoy some of Jim Mack’s analysis, you can do so either by downloading this week’s tip sheet or by choosing one of the selections he has in play for today’s games. Jim’s success in the tip sheet over the last two years speaks for itself, NFL Best Bets: 73-47 ATS (60.8%), CFB Best Bets: 65-47 ATS (58.0%). This was on feature games that he didn’t get to choose, imagine how good he is on games he chooses for himself! He was also close to a 60% player on NBA & College Basketball in print previously as well, and believes his knowledge base can help all bettors in MLB, NHL, and an occasional other sport as well.

Jim Mack is here to work for you. After just a few days of playing with Jim, you’ll wish you would have found him earlier!

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Period: 10/20/2017 to 11/20/2017
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Record: 15-17-2 ( 46.9% , -390)
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