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Joe Nelson - VegasInsider betting expert

A regular on the leaderboard across all sports, Joe Nelson has been a content contributor as well as an acclaimed handicapper on VegasInsider since 2006. A past Wise Guys Contest champion, Nelson is known for producing the Green Sheet football newsletter and he makes his very best selections available to VegasInsider clients in the NFL, College Football, NBA, College Basketball, and Baseball.

Dozens of top finishes are documented over the past decade and a few seasons in particular stand out. The 2013-14 football season was especially profitable with the rare accomplishment finishing as the #1 win percentage handicapper in both college football and the NFL on VegasInsider.

Often considered the toughest handicapping discipline, Nelson’s +3546 mark in NFL selections since the start of the 2012 season is the very best record among the prestigious field of handicappers on the VegasInsider roster as we approach the 2021 season.

Even with the great challenges of the unusual 2020-21 football season Nelson was one of only six handicappers that managed a profitable finish in both college football and the NFL, including a #3 finish for the college season.

Basketball has also provided great positive returns for those following Nelson including a net gain of +8520 the past six college basketball seasons combined from 2015-16 to 2020-21. Nelson is on a run of positive results in the NBA since the 2017-18, including an epic run in 2018-19 that included a 14-game winning streak in guaranteed selections.

In baseball Nelson was the VegasInsider MLB underdog leader in 2019 while posting top 3 finishes for MLB totals in 2017, 2018, and 2020.

Nelson is a University of Wisconsin graduate with a background in statistics and regrettably, is also a pessimistic Vikings fan.

Look for regular blog posts and articles for insight and commentary throughout the year and consider following Nelson’s selections this season.

Handicapper Hot Streaks

• 19-2 NCAA BK Guaranteed Run: 12/21/18 -1/21/19
• 14-0 NBA Guaranteed Run: 12/8/18 -12/22/18

Documented Records

• 2021-2022 NCAAB Overall Money: $1,026
• 2020-2021 NCAAF #3 Money Leader: $838
• 2020-2021 NCAAF #4 Percent Leader: 59%
• 2020 MLB #3 Totals Leader: $681
• 2019 MLB Underdog Leader: $2,427
• 2018-2019 NCAAB Record: 56%, $1,941
• 2018 MLB #3 Totals Leader: $1,076
• 2017-2018 NBA Overall Money: $1,053
• 2017-2018 NCAAB #2 Percent Leader: 57%
• 2017-2018 NCAAB Overall Money: $2,129
• 2017 MLB #3 Totals Leader: $682
• 2015-2016 NCAAB #3 Money Leader: $1,709
• 2015-2016 NCAAB #3 Percent Leader: 56%
• 2014 MLB #3 Favorites Leader: $1,100
• 2013-2014 NBA #3 Totals Leader: $993
• 2013-2014 NFL Money Leader: $1,340
• 2013-2014 NFL Percent Leader: 60%
• 2013-2014 NCAAF Percent Leader: 60%
• 2013-2014 NCAAF #2 Money Leader: $1,446
• 2012 #2 MLB Totals Leader: $1,208
• 2011-2012 NBA #2 Money Leader: $1,219
• 2011-2012 NBA #3 Percent Leader: 55%
• 2011 MLB #3 Underdog Leader: $1,607
• 2007-2008 NFL #3 Money Leader: $1,470
• 2006-2007 NBA #3 Percent Leader: 54%