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Richie Baccellieri

In case you don't know me, for years people in Vegas knew Richie B as a kind of linesmaker's linesmaker - a kind of numerical purist who, when every other sports book in Vegas was posting Ohio State (-7) over Texas, I was saying... "NO! It ought to be Ohio State (-8)!"

I took a position. I didn't just put up a "betting middle" where I could draw even betting action from both sides. Instead - if I really felt the Buckeyes were stronger than generally thought - I'd put up (-8) or even (-9) and dare the bettors, "Come and get me! Prove me wrong!"

And they couldn't do it! My house would clean up when heavy hitters like Roger King and Kerry Packer would take up my dare and lay $250,000 on Texas and get killed.

Last year - my maiden season as a public handicapper - with a group of private players to join me -

  • We went 79-47 for 62.7%.
  • In weeks, we went 12-5 (two weeks we lost only on the vig).
  • If you bet flat $100 units, you cleared $2,730.
  • If you took my recommended units, you made over $10,000.
  • And of course, if you rolled your profits over as you went along, you made much, much more.

Chad Millman, described me as Vegas' Oddsmaker, in his book: "The Odds: One Season, Three Gamblers and the Death of Las Vegas". He went on to say that "Richie Baccellieri is a throwback. His renegade attitude is more Wiseguy than Bookmaker".

I've always said that there's absolutely no mystery to beating the Las Vegas Spread. It's only a number. There are those in this business, salesmen mostly, who will tell you it's tricky and hard to figure... That only a handful of people are really "in the know" They know stuff you don't know. Get "inside" word you never hear about and win money you lose.

It doesn't work that way at all. Beating the spread is a very straight forward proposition. The information is available to anyone who has the time and patience to dig for it and the expertise to know what's important and what isn't. If you do your due diligence, look behind the numbers, get a general idea of who can beat who, compare the style of play, visualize the matchups (man on man, style vs style). Sure it's work. But hard work is what it takes to succeed at anything.

I spend 80 hours a week at this job. I track games all day long.

That is the real difference between the part time handicapper who's got a pretty good opinion, which maybe describes you and...

The dedicated full-time obsessed, football-obsessed goggle-eyed-from-watching-too-many-games professional handicapper... Which is Me.

That's why you should be with me this season. I am on the case all day, every day. So that by the time you get your selections, I have been tracking your games all week-long - from Sunday Night to the moment you log into the web site.

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Richie B NCAA Tournament March Madness

KNOW WHY THEY CALL IT MARCH MADNESS? Because...Amateurs go crazy LOSING money...While professionals like Richie B. go crazy WINNING it!

Richie B Saturday Elite-8 Double Play

Last year Richie WON WITH BOTH Wisconsin (+3) over Arizona 64-63 and Florida in their 10 point win over Dayton. On Saturday ANOTHER ELITE-8 DOUBLE PLAY GOES 2-0

Latest blog posts
Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting Saturday’s Elite 8 Games

We’re now down to the last eight teams in the NCAA Tournament. Saturday’s winners will advance to the Final Four that begins a week from today in Indianapolis. Many believe that today’s winner in Cleveland is destined to cut down the nets a week from Monday night because the Kentucky Wildcats will be clear favorites whenever they take the court against whoever they play.

More evidence of that is on the board today, where Kentucky is a double digit favorite over the team that won the ACC tournament! Let’s see how sharps have been betting Saturday’s doubleheader…a pair of games that…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting Friday’s Sweet 16 Games

Sharps weren’t very happy about the first result on the board Thursday night…when Wichita State lost badly to Notre Dame after being bet up two points. But, big Wise Guy moves (from earlier in the week) on Wisconsin and the Over vs. North Carolina paid off thanks to a big free throw parade in the final moments for the Badgers. Sharps know a winner is just around the corner even when a result or two doesn’t go their way.

Four more games for sports bettors to attack Friday night. Sharps have already made their presence felt in a few spots. But,…

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28
Mar
Wisconsin and Arizona meet in Elite Eight

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The road to the Final Four winds through Staples Center on Saturday, as the Arizona Wildcats and Wisconsin Badgers do battle in the NCAA Tournament's West Regional Final.

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28
Mar
Wildcats and Irish collide in Midwest Regional final

Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - With a spot in the Final Four on the line, undefeated, and top-seeded Kentucky collides with third-seeded Notre Dame in the Midwest Regional final on Saturday evening at Quicken Loans Arena.

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28
Mar
Warriors try to wrap up No. 1 West seed in Milwaukee

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Golden State Warriors can set a franchise record for wins in a season and clinch the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference when they visit the Bradley Center Saturday night to take on the Milwaukee Bucks.

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28
Mar
Thunder, Jazz square off in Salt Lake

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Oklahoma City Thunder had plenty of time to lick their wounds from a recent beatdown and will resume a three-game road trip Saturday against the Northwest-rival Utah Jazz.

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27
Mar
White Sox claim Drabek off waivers

Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago White Sox claimed right-hander Kyle Drabek, a former top pitching prospect, off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday.

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27
Mar
Mariners LHP Rollins suspended 80 games

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Seattle Mariners left-handed pitcher David Rollins has been handed an 80-game suspension after testing positive for Stanozolol, a banned performance-enhancing substance.

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27
Mar
Extra Points: Snyder and the Beltway radio wars

(SportsNetwork.com) - If contradiction was an Olympic sport, Chip Kelly would certainly be medal-worthy judging by his performance at the NFL's owners meeting but the Eagles coach might have to settle for silver because Daniel Snyder's critics will take the gold every time.

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27
Mar
Panthers sign WR Boykin, claim OT Martin

Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Carolina Panthers signed wide receiver Jarrett Boykin to a one-year contract and claimed offensive tackle Jonathan Martin off waivers on Friday.

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27
Mar
Vandy QB quits football over injuries, med school

Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Vanderbilt quarterback Patton Robinette said Friday he is walking away from football to enter medical school.

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26
Mar
In the FCS Huddle: Maybe it's time to split up

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The overall growth of super conferences across the FCS has gone largely unnoticed in the last decade.

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