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About Jimmy Boyd & Boyds Bets

Since November of 2002, I have been helping readers like you win more sports bets with my handicapping service.  However, I have been betting on sports since the late 80’s and have rarely taken a day off ever since.  This is all I do.  It’s my main source of income.  I predict the outcomes of sporting events and if you take a look at my records you will see that I am very good at doing so.

My Approach

People call me a computer nerd.  A stat geek.  I think that if you have a reason for taking a team you have to be able to back that reason up with data from previous seasons.  I’m not a system player by any means, but if for example, you think a team is going to get revenge on an opponent, I would want to know what revenge factors are in play, and how the teams in a similar situation have done in the past.  If in the past there hasn’t been an advantage, what would make this situation different?  I would say it doesn’t.

Back when I started in the late 80’s I would single handedly enter all of the NBA & NFL box scores into databases on my computer.  I would use that data to break down what stats and angles were important to winning games and covering spreads and which ones weren’t.

25+ years later box scores, scoring margins, and stat averages for both teams and players are widely available on the internet, but my knowledge of what factors matter and which ones don’t has grown exponentially.  While the edges are not as easy to find as they were 20 years ago, you can still have an edge over the sportsbooks if you know what you are doing.

Educating the Bettor

I don’t just throw my picks out at you and expect you to bet them mindlessly.  I provide detailed analysis on why I like each game so that you can learn my thoughts on the games and discover what kinds of things I look for when finding value.

I write a lot of content on this site that details handicapping angles that you need to have in your repertoire.  Not only am I helping you win with my picks, but I’m also educating you so you know how to do it yourself.

Not many other services even know how to pick winners, let alone are able to educate their visitors to become better bettors.

Learning From Your Mistakes

I’m not your typical handicapper.  Every day I not only handicap the days games, but I look back to yesterday.  What did we learn?  Not just about the teams, but about the situations they faced and the result.  I 100% monitor every single game I bet on so I can keep tabs on what’s working and what isn’t.

You have to be able to adapt to win in the long term.  Edges that existed several years ago might get figured out.  You’ll discover new ones.  Nobody works as hard to stay on top of the sports betting game than I do.

Looking For Value

The one thing that will never change is value.  You don’t just take one team over another, you take one team over another at a certain line.  It’s very important to understand this.  If you think about Warren Buffet’s approach to purchasing stocks, he looks for stocks that are undervalued.  You make money when you buy, not when you sell.

The same thing works when betting on sports.  You want to get line value.  It wouldn’t matter to me one bit what teams are playing, if you gave me 2 extra points in an NFL game compared to the consensus Vegas line, I’ll take it.  That’s what we are looking for when making bets, odds that are off by as little as 1-2 points.  If you can consistently find those games, you’ll end up a winner in the long haul.

You have to take emotion out of it.  You will hit a rough stretch and you can’t let that get you down.  You will find yourself on a hot streak, but you can’t get so excited you start upping your bets.  I keep an even keel.  I’m cold and calculated when it comes to making my bets.  I hope that I convince you to be the same way so we can make some money together and build your bankroll higher than you have ever dreamed.

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Here are some frequently asked questions we get and answers.  If you still need help please don’t hesitate to contact us.

How do I make a purchase?

To buy a premium package, you will need to register under “Create a New Account” or login to your existing account after you click on the package you want to purchase. You will then have the option of paying for your plays via Credit/Debit Card or PayPal. You can also email us for options on paying for longer term packages with Western Union, Money Order, and Cashier’s Check. PayPal is the easiest and quickest way to receive your picks. No plays will be sent out until I receive your Check or Money Order, so please don’t ask for them. Please include your email address when paying by check or money order so I know which account to upgrade.

What time do your plays come up?

By 10:00 AM EST on weekdays and by 9:00 AM EST on weekends or days when there are afternoon games. I try to get the picks posted the night before but sometimes it isn’t possible, especially in the NBA when there isn’t an overnight line. I don’t like to send picks out without a posted line even if I’m pretty sure I know what the odds makers are going to set the game at. Sometimes the plays are delivered earlier than others simply because of how much research I have to do. If there are a lot of games it takes longer and if there are a lot of games, that I need to do further research on then it will take longer. I want to make sure I take a look at all possible angles so clients don’t miss a beat.

Is using my credit card through your site safe?

It’s very safe. Your credit card information is only seen by PayPal or our processor, I will never have access to it. If you wish to view further details on PayPal’s business practices, go directly to their website at for just head to

Can I get a free trial of your plays?

The answer is only if you sign up for one of our recommended sportsbooks and make a deposit, otherwise no. I get this question a lot, but I have all my plays documented by independent sports monitors and if I can’t convince you of my winning ways through them then a week or day of picks sure won’t. My daily free pick is designed to offer you a free trial to see how thoroughly I analyze each and every game I release. My free picks are simply a lower unit member play that I release to the public.

Do you bet on your own plays?

100%. If it’s not strong enough for me to put my own money on, then I’m not going to release it. It’s just that simple.

Do you provide units with your plays?

My unit system goes from 3-5 units with 4* and 5* plays being extremely strong and fairly rare.

How do I get your free picks?

This free picks link takes you to the free picks page for all of our handicappers and mine will be listed as well. Additionally, you can sign up using any of the free pick sign up forms on the site by simply entering your email address. This will ensure you get my free picks delivered to your inbox each day.

How many plays do you put out per day?

I normally release anywhere from 2-7 plays per day, depending on how many games look favorable.

Do I get all of your picks with my subscription?

Yes. Your membership includes ALL of my releases for the length and sport that you signed up for. Of course, if you purchase an individual pick on a game, it is only that pick, but all subscription options include every game released for that sport including any game of the year plays.

What line do you give out with your picks?

I check out a variety of offshore books for the best available lines. The line I post with my picks is the current line at the time I post the game. I strongly encourage my members to search for the best lines possible, as 1 point or 2 can cost you over the course of a season. I do not endorse private bookies or any form of illegal gambling so please check your local, state, and federal laws before placing a wager.

What sport do you handicap the best?

I handicap all sports well and I’ll put my picks up against any other service in the country. I produce profits in all sports that I handicap.