HANDICAPPER : Doug Knudson

Doug Knudson

 

 

 

Biography

To say that sports betting is in my blood is a gross understatement. As long as I can remember, I’ve always been interested in sports statistics and the process of predicting winners.

In grade school, I remember staying up all night figuring what situations worked and didn’t in predicting winners. I was given the name Jimmy the Greek Jr. for hitting a 4-team parlay cards – all before high school!

Reading books on sports betting never stopped. In high school, I developed my own Power Ratings for each team in the NFL and college football. I discovered what factors worked best for developing my Power Ratings then started to translate those Power Ratings to basketball teams.

I went to college in the Bay Area Majoring in Business – emphasizing in statistics and probability. I added several factors to my personal power ratings and also developed accuraye math models. The main reason you want to rely on numbers is to avoid being emotional – using instincts and recency bias lead sports handicappers to overreact.

During my junior year in college, I started a handicapping service and went public. I earned several Top 10 rankings at The Sports Monitor, including a few #1’s – all against some of the biggest names in the Industry.

I moved to Las Vegas in 1992 and continued to run my sports service. I was also affiliated with some of the biggest handicapper “Stables” in the country and made several radio appearances along the way.

I was offered a position at a prominent Sports Book on the Strip and soon became involved in creating and moving sports betting odds. Using my love and background with the mixture of statistics, probabilities and sports – I found a new love and decided to put my Sports Service on hold. During the two-plus decades of working for the biggest sports books and bookmakers in the industry, I have gotten to know several professional sports bettors. There was ONE common factor they all used – their own numbers. Some couldn’t name a player on most college basketball teams but labeled each team with a solid number and developed powerful lines to compare with.

Then the pandemic hit. After grinding numbers for the sports betting industry for 29 years, I decided to step aside and spend more time with family. I returned to my passion of handicapping sporting events. With the unparalleled experience I’ve gained on both sides of the counter – studying and tweaking my math models with weighting the factors that matter most – I decided to go public once more and share the wealth!

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Awards & Highlights

Overall Record

LeagueWLPWin %Net Profit*
ALL LEAGUES9 - 9 - 050%-$1,610
NBA5 - 3 - 062.5%$1,470
NCAAB4 - 6 - 040%-$3,080

*All games are graded at $1,000

Pick History

PickLeagueGameDatePickScoreResultUnits
NIT CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER (9-2 RUN)!NCAABIndiana State vs Seton Hall2024-04-04Indiana State -16277 - 79Loss-$1,620
NBA GAME OF THE DAY (7-1 NBA RUN)!NBAPhiladelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat2024-04-04Philadelphia 76ers +3 (-115)109 - 105Win$1,000
NBA GAME OF THE DAY (6-1 NBA RUN)!NBAPortland Trail Blazers vs Charlotte Hornets2024-04-03Portland Trail Blazers +1 (-108)89 - 86Win$1,000
NBA GAME OF THE DAY (6-0 NBA RUN)!NBANew York Knicks vs Miami Heat2024-04-02New York Knicks +3 (-108)99 - 109Loss-$1,080
NIT GAME OF THE YEAR (79-50 GOY/GOM RUN)!NCAABUtah vs Indiana State2024-04-02Indiana State -17090 - 100Win$1,000
NBA GAME OF THE DAY (6-1 PAST 2 DAYS)!NBAMemphis Grizzlies vs Detroit Pistons2024-04-01Memphis Grizzlies +2.5 (-108)110 - 108Win$1,000
ELITE 8 GAME OF THE YEAR (79-49 GOY/GOM)!NCAABTennessee vs Purdue2024-03-31Tennessee +3 (-110)66 - 72Loss-$1,100
NBA NON-CONF GAME OF THE MONTH (69-40 GOM RUNNBABoston Celtics vs New Orleans Pelicans2024-03-30Boston Celtics -6 (-110)104 - 92Win$1,000
NCAA ELITE 8 WINNER (12-9 MARCH MADNESS)!NCAABIllinois vs Connecticut2024-03-30Connecticut -8.5 (-112)52 - 77Win$1,000
NBA PRIMETIME WINNER!NBAMilwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks2024-03-30Milwaukee Bucks -175122 - 113Win$1,000

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