Sports Handicapper Ron Raymond has released his free MLB baseball picks for Sunday, August 9th, 2020, which includes a predictions on the ESPN Game of the Week between the Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox.
The Raymond Report is a Sports Betting Tipsheet based on 3 key fundamentals of handicapping; Line Value, Percentage Play and Team Performance Cycles. Ron Raymond is a veteran handicapper going into his 24th season and is recognized as a pioneer in the online sports handicapping industry. In 2009, Ron Raymond wrote a book called “Ron Raymond’s 50 Greatest Sports Betting Secrets” and it is now listed on Amazon.
Sports Handicapping Fundamentals:
A) Line/Price Value ($): When calculating the “Value” of a line or price, we look for the margin of error between the bookmaker’s line, the final result of a past game and then produce the value of what the line should be in the next game. (Perception vs. Reality = Value)
B) Percentage Play (%): Every time a team wins or covers (Side or Totals), their chances of repeating that same action decreases, based on the law of average theory.
i) Side: (C.O.W – Chance of Winning) & (C.O.C. – Chance of Covering)
ii) Total: (C.O.G.O. – Chance of Going Over)
C) V.I.C. (Vegas Index Cycle): The intangibles of special circumstances. (Letdown factor, Look ahead, Line-moves, Shelf Scouting, Gut Feeling, etc…)