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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 02/09/2015 at 11:07 AM

The Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks have been simply sensational this year, very impressive to say the least. Golden State is the best in the West and the Hawks own the best record in the East by a mile.

Let’s talk about which teams have been lights out vs the number ATS (against the spread).

The Atlanta Hawks not only own the second best overall record in the league they also own the BEST ATS record as they have been a cash cow at the bet window. I love how this team plays and they have an outstanding bench. Often times in this league it isn’t who starts it is who do you have coming off the bench.

On the other side of the equation the Denver Nuggets and Washington Wizards have been money burners with very bad ATS records.

Let’s look at totals. The Indiana Pacers have been a dead OVER team while no less than four teams have been cashing a ton of tickets to the UNDER. The Cleveland Cavs and Miami Heat lead the pack in this area followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder and Milwaukee Bucks.

I love betting totals.

There is a reason why the sports books limit how much you can bet on a total. It is because it is a beatable play and you will find disparity in the number if you do your homework and shop for the best number.

Until next week in the words of my friend and mentor Lem Banker “bet with your head, not over it”.



By Scott Pritchard
Posted 02/02/2015 at 11:18 AM

Now that the Super Bowl is over and done with let’s hone in on the countless opportunities betting college and pro baskets with sides and totals.

What is it that you look for when handicapping totals?

I focus on field goal attempts for both teams among other things. I also look at average number of times a team gets to the free throw line. Shooting percentages go up and down but to me one of the constants is “opportunities” to score.

Up to this point in the season the Indiana Pacers have been a very good OVER team while the Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat have been dead UNDER teams.

I also like betting halftime totals for basketball. Understand that the second half total is shaded a bit high on occasion because of the possibility a game could go overtime and of course late in games a team often times will foul which obviously stops the clock and allows more free points to be scored.

My rule of thumb is if I like the UNDER overall for a game I will shop for the best LOW number for the first half knowing that overtime is not an option and a team is not going to ever randomly start fouling giving up free points.

Conversely, if I like the OVER in a contest I will generally hammer it for the game for the reasons mentioned earlier. This is an exciting time of year with so many options to bet every day because of college and pro basketball and NHL hockey.

Before you BET it make sure you GET it. I am talking about being very selective and finding real value. Until next week “bet with your head not over it”.


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