Transparency is Good for Everyone
Handicappers have gotten a bad rap over the years. We can see why. They give false promises and exaggerated numbers. You won't find any of that on our site. Those types of short-sighted scammers are not tolerated here. We want to establish a good business relationship with you. We want your business long-term. That is why we will always provide you with accurate records and realistic goals. That is why we will help you win more often than not. And that is why we will never allow any false records from any of our handicappers.
1) Why should I use a handicapper instead of betting myself?
This is probably the question I get asked the most by people who are thinking about investing: The answer is simple - because we are professionals. Gambling should be approached as an investment. If you were going to invest your money in the stock market, would you try to go at it yourself or would you employ a broker that has experience, connections, a track record of success, and an in-depth knowledge of the industry? Gambling is what we do. While you are spending time at your job, with your family, or doing whatever it is that you do, we are hard at work doing research and planning for the next opportunity. We're working the phones, scouring the Internet, crunching the numbers, tracking databases, and watching hours upon hours of television to get an inside edge. We do it so that you don't have to. You get to just sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labor! I'm sure you are an avid sports fan. A lot of our clients are. Now just imagine how knowledgeable you would be if you spent 70 or 80 hours a week focusing on every aspect of the games. That is our life. But beyond just knowing sports, we also understand the technical aspects of sports betting. We know what key numbers are. We have access to bizarre and profitable betting systems. We can spot a shady line or a reverse line movement. And we know how to win, and win often. Again, this is what we do. You wouldn't assume that you know more about teaching than a teacher or know more about the law than a cop or a lawyer. As a result, it only makes sense that the odds of consistently winning as a gambler are significantly better for a professional bettor who spends eight or 10 hours a day on his craft as opposed to a recreational bettor that may spend two or three hours a week looking at lines or matchups.
2) How do you rate and grade your plays?
Here at Doc's Sports we have a rating system that includes picks rated between 1-8 Units. Some cappers like to do 10-Star Locks or $10,000 Top Plays, but we don't mess around with gimmicks or silly monikers. Our rating system is simple: 1-2 Units - small play 3-4 Units - average play 5-6 Units - top play of week 7-8 Units - biggest play of month or year A 3- or 4-Unit play is pretty standard. Some handicappers like to play a greater number of games than others, so instead of using a pair of 3-Unit Selections, they may roll out three 2-Unit Selections. A 5- or 6-Unit Selection is generally reserved for a Top Play situation, while a 7- or 8-Unit Selection denotes a top play for the month or season in that sport. As far as grading goes, a 3-Unit Selection that wins is graded as +300, while one that loses is graded as -330, taking into consideration a 10-percent vigorish on all losing plays.
3) How much should I bet each game?
Next to Matthew McConaughey questions, "how much should I bet each Unit" is probably the second most frequently asked question. The answer is that depends on your bankroll. For some of my clients, one Unit is equal to $1,000. For others, one Unit is equal to $15. It all depends on what you are working with. The foundation for gambling success relies on solid money management. And as a general guideline, money management includes only betting around two to three percent of your total bankroll on any single game. If you adhered strictly to that guideline, then a single Unit would be around 0.5 to one percent of your total roll. For example, let's say you are starting with a bankroll of $1,000. That would mean that one percent of your roll would be $10 and that your average play - a 3- or 4-Unit Selection - would be somewhere around $20 to $40 per game. I suggest using that as a baseline for calculating your own personal situation. Now, that may not seem like a lot to bet on a game. But when you consider that on a random Saturday in college basketball a capper may throw out 20 or 25 Units worth of picks, that's nearly a quarter of your stack. Further, and this is critically important, you have to look at gambling as a long-term investment. Success doesn't happen overnight. The winners in this business are the ones who are patient, confident, and consistent. "Go big or go home" and "Let it ride" are the slogans of tourists and amateurs. Finally, you have to consider that as you win more money and your bankroll grows, the value of your plays will also grow. It's all about exponential profit. As you build up your bankroll, two percent of your stack starts to grow and your wagers increase. But the only way to achieve that is by sticking to a system and betting the same percentage for each pick.
4) How do I access my picks?
Click the "View Your Picks" button at the bottom of the confirmation page. Picks are also sent via email. You can login to your account at any time to view your picks.
5) What time can I expect the picks each day?
At least 2 hours before game time. Exact release times vary by handicapper.
6) I bought picks, why aren't they showing up?
Your subscription is active. Your handicapper has not yet released his picks. You will receive them as soon as they become available.
7) Do you offer a trial period on premium picks?
Sorry, no. Many handicappers do provide daily free picks.
8) How does the guarantee work?
If you purchase a package or subscription that does not profit, you get an equal day or days added to your account. Subscriptions are automatically extended for any days your handicapper passes. Only your initial purchase carries a guarantee.
9) When will I receive my guaranteed picks?
The guarantee begins the morning after a losing pick, package, or subscription. Picks may not be available immediately. You will receive notification via email when they are. If you have opted-out of email notifications, you must login to check for picks.
10) Are free picks the same as premium plays?
Free picks are not included in any leaderboard records. Handicappers provide free picks as an example of what their premium picks are like.
11) What is the recommended amount for betting each play?
Only bet what you are comfortable with. Pick a sound money management plan and stick with it.
12) Should I still bet a game if I can't get the line the handicapper recommends?
Most handicappers update their analysis if they no longer recommend a pick because of a line move. Login to your account to view any updates.
13) How are handicapper profits calculated?
We calculate profit for picks with negative juice like wagers to win $100. We calculate profit for picks with positive juice like $100 risk wagers.
14) Can I upgrade a short-term subscription to long-term?
Yes! Login to your user profile and click the active subscription tab. Use the upgrade button to extend your subscription. We subtract the cost of the short-term subscription from the long-term subscription price.
15) Are there any recurring charges?
No. There are never recurring charges.
16) How do I know how many picks I will receive in my package or subscription?
All packages list the number of picks included in their description. The exact number of picks for a subscription will vary based on handicapper and duration.
17) What happens to my subscription when a handicapper passes or there are no games in that sport for a day?
Your subscription extends for each day picks are not released.
18) Why didn't I receive my plays via email?
You may have opted-out of our emails. Login to your account profile and make sure receive emails is set to yes. Click the edit profile button to make changes. See our tips on receiving emails for more help.