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Negative Variance: The Sports Handicapper’s Enemy

By oskeim | May 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

One of the most pervasive enemies of a sports handicapper is negative variance, which isoften times referred to as ‘bad beats’ within the gambling world.  For example, let’s assume that Team A is averaging 1.2 fumbles per game on the season, yet inexplicably suffers five fumbles in a game in which you have placed your hard-earned money.  Due […]

Major League Baseball’s Best and Worst Pitchers in May

By oskeim | May 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

My handicapping database closely tracks how individual pitchers perform on a month-to-month basis as it provides valuable information to a sports investor.  While certain pitchers leave spring training and immediately dominate early in the season, other hurlers struggle to regain their dominance and control from the previous season.  In order to obtain the most relevant information, I […]

The Attributes of an Honest and Reputable Handicapping Service

By oskeim | April 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

While the internet has become the birth place of hundreds (if not thousands) of purported handicapping services, the average sports investor undoubtedly struggles to find an honest and reputable sports investment firm.  As a result of the rapid growth of the handicapping industry online, I felt compelled to discuss the characteristics and practices that define an honest sports handicapping service.  As always, if […]

The Importance of Choosing the Right Sportsbook

By oskeim | April 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

As a professional handicapper, one of the most common questions that I receive from sports investors involves the extremely important task of choosing a reputable off shore sportsbook.  The gold standard for sportsbook reviews is Sportsbookreview.com, which provides detailed analysis and reviews of over 700 sportsbooks located throughout the world.  Sportsbookreview.com is the ‘Consumer Reports’ of the sportsbook […]

The Key to Wagering on Major League Baseball: Quality Bullpens

By oskeim | April 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

In an era of strict pitch counts and the prevalence of injuries due to fatigue, the importance of a team’s bullpen is paramount to the sports investor.  That importance is highlighted best by the Milwaukee Brewers as their bullpen has already blown five save opportunities in the first fifteen days of the baseball season.  Overall, 38.5% of the save opportunities have been blown […]

Major League Baseball’s Best and Worst Pitchers in April

By oskeim | April 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

My handicapping database closely tracks how individual pitchers perform on a month-to-month basis as it provides valuable information to a sports investor.  While certain pitchers leave spring training and immediately dominate in April, other hurlers struggle to regain their dominance and control from the previous season.  In order to obtain the most relevant information, I only used […]

Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

By oskeim | April 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

When I left my successful law practice in 2007 to establish Oskeim Sports Consulting, LLC, I knew that the handicapping industry was replete with scam-artists (i.e. scamdicappers) who were engaged in unscrupulous trade practices.  However, until I entered the handicapping business on a full-time basis and became a competitor to these scamdicappers, I never knew how desperate […]

The Government’s Hypocrisy – The Case to Legalize Sports Betting

By oskeim | April 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

As I was standing in line at the local convenience store, the federal government’s position on sports betting became a living farce.  The gentleman in front of me was busy purchasing $25 of state-sanctioned lottery tickets, while the woman to my left was pre-occupied with her state-sanctioned scratch-off tickets.  As the man nervously instructed the cashier to input his lucky numbers (as […]

How to Pay the Mortgage with 56% Winners

By oskeim | April 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

Sports investing requires a long-term perspective that takes into account three key elements: (1) establishing one’s objective; (2) establishing one’s risk tolerance; and (3) diversification.  I will discuss each of these three elements in greater detail below as they are critical to a successful investment strategy.    ESTABLISHING YOUR OBJECTIVE The first thing that a sports investor must decide […]

Sports Handicapping Methodology

By oskeim | April 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

As a professional sports handicapper, I am frequently asked by clients to explain my handicapping methodology and how I research and analyze each particular sporting event.  While every handicapper has his or her own unique handicapping paradigm, I have earned 18 distinguished awards from The Sports Monitor of Oklahoma by utilizing the following methodology: FUNDAMENTAL Approximately one-third (1/3) of my handicapping consists of […]