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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 Baccellieri: Week One of Sharp Super Bowl Betting

There’s been so much interest in Super Bowl betting in this first week of activity that I decided to put together a special report explaining how sharps have been betting thus far. There’s still a lot ahead…and this early action may only be a head fake for what’s to come. But, for now, we’ve seen very clear Wise Guy tendencies at the available prices.

*On the team side, sharps like New England getting points. The first numbers up offshore were Seattle -3 or Seattle -2.5. Oddsmakers really expected the pre-championship perceptions of the teams to hold…and those perceptions were Seahawks by…

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Richie Baccellieri: The College Basketball Marketplace

College Basketball has always been my favorite sport to follow as a fan, oddsmaker, and handicapper. Pro football is obviously KING out here in Las Vegas because the sums of money bet in that sport dwarf everything else. But, for pure entertainment and bankroll building, college basketball might be the better sport.

I have to say, though, that the marketplace right now is very difficult for really aggressive basketball bettors. Sportsbooks are intimidated by this sport for a variety of reasons, and do their best to defend themselves against the most serious threats.

Among the reasons…

*The public just doesn’t bet much college…

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Jan
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Jan
Raiders re-sign Woodson for next season

Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Raiders announced Monday that they have re-signed safety Charles Woodson for next season.

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27
Jan
Furman to face rugged 2015 schedule

Greenville, SC (SportsNetwork.com) - Furman's football program will visit Virginia Tech and face four 2014 FCS conference champions in the first six games of a difficult 11-game schedule announced on Tuesday.

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26
Jan
North Dakota State extends Klieman's contract

Fargo, ND (SportsNetwork.com) - After leading North Dakota State to a fourth straight FCS national championship, head football coach Chris Klieman has been rewarded with a two-year contract extension.

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27
Jan
Kansas State entertains No. 17 West Virginia

Manhattan, KS (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas State Wildcats shoot for their sixth win in the last seven games, as they entertain the 17th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers in a Big 12 Conference clash at Bramlage Coliseum on Tuesday night.

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27
Jan
Hoyas host Musketeers in Big East battle

Washington, D.C. (SportsNetwork.com) - Looking to build on a three-game win streak, the now 21st-ranked Georgetown Hoyas will open up the Verizon Center Tuesday evening to host the Xavier Musketeers in a Big East Conference showdown.

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27
Jan
Wizards resume western jaunt against Lakers

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Wizards were able to avoid losing three straight games the last time out and will resume a four-game western road trip Tuesday against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center.

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27
Jan
Warriors put home streak on line vs. Bulls

(SportsNetwork.com) - The NBA-best Golden State Warriors have recorded a franchise-record 19 straight wins at home and will face a challenge Tuesday versus the Chicago Bulls at Oracle Arena.

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26
Jan
Padres ink Valverde to minor league deal

San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Three-time All-Star closer Jose Valverde was among eight players the San Diego Padres signed to minor league contracts on Monday.

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26
Jan
O's strike deals with Norris, Flaherty

Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Pitcher Bud Norris and infielder Ryan Flaherty agreed to one-year contracts with the Baltimore Orioles on Monday, allowing both to avoid arbitration.

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