Follow a Football Newsletter and Lose Money - Records showing Tout Sheets Suck - Week 1 and Week 2

winkyduck

TYVM Morgan William!!!
#2
#5
The whole premise of newsletters being a way to win is the problem. Have to pick games often without seeing what happens on Monday, you have no idea which way the lines are moving, have no chance to analyze the market and who's betting what...its all guess work. Imagine if we all had to make our bets on Monday morning and didn't have a chance to change our positions. Some of us would be able to maybe win 53-54%, but most would be 50/50 because that's all it is, wild guessing. Maybe in a past age this all made more sense, but with line moves, all the data and analysis we can look at with extra time and the ability to read the market now that didn't exist before and I'd say if you are still betting like a newsletter reader then you are just doomed.
 
#6
Not to quote Railbird that everyone wants to see these newsletters but the fact that these newsletters are bad. Some go on streaks but do your own work is the key
 
#10
Updated Records

Mendoza Line Newsletter Tracking Through September 29, 2019:

Not every newsletter gets posted every week, and I'll try to note when the record doesn't include every week of the season.

Another note is that the grading is based on the line indicated in the newsletter at the time of publication, not the closing line. Many of these newsletters will claim a win against the best available line as it moves throughout the week, but these records reflect the outcome against the line they were willing to make a play on in their newsletter.

There are no plays pending for Monday Night Football.

CKO
11* (3-1)
10* (8-12)
o/u (2-5)

Gridiron Gold Sheet (this is the 2nd week we've seen this one)
NCAA Best Bets (5-3-2)
NFL Best Bets (2-6-0)

Marc Lawrence Playbook NCAA
5* (1-3-1)
4* (2-3)
3* (3-2)
Upset pick (3-2)
Betcha Didn't Know (4-4)
Awesome Angle (2-2-1)
Incredible Stat (3-2)

Marc Lawrence Playbook NFL
5* (1-2-1)
4* (1-3)
3* (2-2)

Pointwise NCAA
1* (2-7)
2* (3-2)
3* (1-4)
4* (4-6)
5* (7-3)

Pointwise NFL
3* (3-1)
4* (6-2)
5* (5-2-1)

PowerSweep NCAA
4* (2-2)
3* (5-5)
2* (5-5)
Underdog Play of the Week (1-4)
Tech Play of the Week (2-3)
Revenge Play of the Week (2-3)
Situational Play of the Week (2-2)
Series Play of the Week (1-0)

PowerSweep NFL (rated NFL plays 0-3 this week)
4* (2-2)
3* (2-2)
2* (2-2)
NFL System play (4-1)
4* Pro Angle (4-0)

Powers Picks NCAA (rated college plays 1-4 this week)
3* (1-3-1)
2* (10-7-1)
1* (0-0)

Powers Picks NFL (rated NFL plays 3-0 this week)
4* (0-0)
3* (3-1)
2* (6-2)
1* (0-0)

Sports Reporter
NCAA Super Best Bets (0-1)
NCAA Best Bets (10-6)
NFL Super Best Bets (0-0)
NFL Best Bets (6-3)

Red Sheet
90* (0-0)
89* (4-6)
88* (9-10-1)

Winning Points
NCAA 4* (1-4)
NCAA 3* (4-1)
NFL 4* (1-3)
NFL 3* (4-0)

Killer Sports, not including teasers (record does not include NFL Week 1)
MTI 5* (1-1)
MTI 4.5* (0-0)
MTI 4* (3-1)
MTI 3* (0-0)
SBB 4.5* (0-2)
SBB 4* (2-2)
Pick 60 Play of the Week (1-2)

Victor Kings's Totals Tipsheet
3* (3-3)
2* (4-3)
Team Total of the Week (4-0)

PowerPlays
NCAA 4.5* (4-3)
NCAA 4* (4-11)
NFL 4* (3-1)

Gold Sheet
NCAA Key Releases (10-8-2) (pushed with Navy +12 and Vandy -6 this week)
NFL Key Releases (7-5)
 

winkyduck

TYVM Morgan William!!!
#11
^^^^^^^^^^^^ Once again keep in mind these do not include the cost of purchasing these picks which for most is not cheap
 

Sleepy

EOG Master
#13
I've been following a few touts in college football only this year

These are the results I have so far for their paid picks using a 3 unit = 2.0, 2 unit = 1.5, 1 unit =1.0 rating system

Rob Veno +13.35
Eddie Walls +9.10
Brent Crow +2.20
Andrew Lange +0.90
Erin Rynning -4.50
Matt Joseph's -10.40
Advantage Group -12.40
Brad Powers -14.01
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#15
I've been following a few touts in college football only this year

These are the results I have so far for their paid picks using a 3 unit = 2.0, 2 unit = 1.5, 1 unit =1.0 rating system

Rob Veno +13.35
Eddie Walls +9.10
Brent Crow +2.20
Andrew Lange +0.90
Erin Rynning -4.50
Matt Joseph's -10.40
Advantage Group -12.40
Brad Powers -14.01

Eddie Walls, aka Drink, seems to be a consistent winner in NCAAF.
 

FairWarning

Bells Beer Connoisseur
#17
Eddie Walls, aka Drink, seems to be a consistent winner in NCAAF.
He's smart, he focuses on the lower profile games and conferences. Look at the tout picks on any weekend - chock full of games involving high profile teams, and TV games. They have no inside knowledge of anything, but they advertise and people want to bet what they can watch.
 
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