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Welcome to Predictem’s main free picks page. Here you’ll find our daily top plays and links to game previews with analysis for each sport that we cover. What you won’t find here are screaming touts with false claims of easy money, LOCKS, sure bets or any other BS that you see on 90% of the sports handicapping sites on the web. Our Expert Handicappers provide daily predictions ATS for NFL Football, College Football, NBA Basketball, NCAA Basketball, Major League Baseball, Horse Racing, MMA Fights, Boxing, NASCAR and PGA Golf. We do not sell our picks. These are not second rate free plays. These are EXPERT PICKS! The same ones we bet ourselves.

NBA Picks

Pro Hoops is TOUGH to beat. Players sit out without notice, look mentally checked out and can be downright unpredictable. We have a solid history with the sport, but please understand that there will be a bunch of passes during the season because value bets can be hard to come by. We never force the action, as there is always another game. Another frustrating facet of betting on NBA basketball is our need to release plays late in the day, due to the best information not coming out until a couple of hours before game time. Oftentimes, we don't post our best NBA plays until 5PM ET. Plays are made using a combination of variables, including but not limited to: travel schedule, hot/cold teams, efficiency ratings, good/bad defenses, anti-consensus, access to sharp action from a database that we're blessed to be able to tap into and some fades of lousy basketball bettors who have consistently hit 43% or less.

2023-2024 NBA Picks

Date: 4/14/24
Handicapper: Kevin West
Pick: Houston Rockets Money Line -160 (Won 116-105). The Clippers are sitting their starters. The lack of chemistry will make it rough for the LAC to win.

For more predictions with analysis - Daily NBA Picks

MLB Picks

MLB betting is beautiful because one can literally hit 50% or less and turn a profit due to money lines and no point spreads being involved. This frequently results in us backing the underdog, which can create some cold feet among our readers. We ask that you trust the process as we know what we're doing. The 162 game season is a LONG grind in which we'll have both winning and losing streaks.

Picks are provided by Predictem’s Chief Handicapper, Kevin West and periodically by Rich Crew. Kevin’s favorite variables include stats, hot/cold streaks and some things you can’t find in the box scores such as good/bad pitching and hitting mechanics.

2024 MLB Baseball Picks

Date: 4/15/24
Handicapper: Rich Crew
Pick: Boston Red Sox -130 (11:30 AM ET). This line is a little higher than I like to play, but we get their best pitcher statistically this season Cutter Crawford who has allowed one earned run over three starts and has held the Guardians' lineup to a career .125 BA in 40 at bats. The Red Sox are expected to get back 3B Rafael Devers who has missed four games and hopefully the time off helped him regain his form.


Crew's 2024 Record: 9-6-1 Units: +4.13
For more predictions with analysis - MLB Game Previews & Picks With Analysis

College Basketball Picks

Expect more multi-unit BEST BET opportunities here than any other sport as college hoops present some fantastic wagering opportunities! It's not uncommon to see college basketball lines off by 10+ points. Especially with small colleges. Kevin West and Rich Crew dig through the sizable daily card to sniff out the needle in a haystack value. West is a huge believer in backing teams that shoot the ball well and play good defense vs. teams with poor field goal percentages and that are lazy on D. That variable mixed with the belief that there's more chemistry in Junior/Senior heavy teams vs. younger teams can make for a gold mine when these opportunities present themselves.

2023-2024 CBB Picks

Date: 4/8/24
Handicapper: Rich Crew
Pick: Purdue/Uconn Under 145.5 (Won 75 -60). Purdue vs. Connecticut's matchup is a prime under play at 145.5, blending defensive solidity and offensive discipline. Given the neutral site setting and championship stakes, betting the under is a prudent move. Get more insight >>> Purdue vs. UConn

For more predictions with analysis - Daily College Basketball Picks
 

Boxing/MMA Picks

Big Scotty L wanted to play baseball, basketball, and football as a kid but his dad forced his hand at boxing because he grew up in the barrio where if you weren’t tough, you had no chance to survive. This led Scott to follow MMA/Boxing closely throughout his childhood and college years in which he went to school in Northern California for journalism. The guy is a walking-talking encyclopedia of fighting, and you will quickly see that in his writing. He’s a guy that listens and watches, which allows him to learn and understand the deep inner workings of the sport. To top it off, he’s eloquent and classy to boot. I love this guy!

Check out Scott’s boxing analysis here.
Check out Scott’s MMA previews here.

Horse Racing Picks

One of the most astute horse racing brains on the planet, Kenneth Strong, gives his daily race predictions for all the major tracks and writes an award-winning analysis for the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes races. Ken has done it all. Cleaned stables, trained horses, trained trainers, written for the DRF and even acted as an agent for jockeys. This-guy-knows-horse-racing! Horse betting can be confusing to newbies. Ken is happy to answer any and all questions you may have astutely and always at no cost to our readers.

Check out Ken's daily take - Daily Racing Selections

NASCAR Picks

When we placed an ad looking for somebody to write NASCAR for us, we expected a “Crazy Cooter” or wrench monkey to catch our attention. To our surprise, an itty bitty gal from Virginia took the checkers, and we all lived happily ever after. As most of us know, women have a different perspective on things than men. They notice things we don't and are more analytical. This goes hand in hand with watching and reporting on auto racing. We couldn't be happier with our Virginia Vroom!

Check out V's analysis (Typically posted by Wed.) - This Week's NASCAR Predictions

PGA Golf Picks

Matty Evergreen brings us his weekly take on the PGA circuit, providing a few predictions for the golfer to win the tournament and a few "head to head" matchup picks. One needs to be extremely patient and have a long-term approach when betting on a golfer to win the tournament. You could literally win 2 or 3 times during a season 50 events and show a profit. In all candidness, this type of wagering should be reserved for those looking for four days of entertainment each week. One could use their bankroll to follow our college football, and college basketball picks and has a much better return on their investment. Not a fan of either? You don't have to be a fan to make free cheese! We do all the work for ya!

Check out Zank's analysis (Posted by Wed.) - Weekly Golf Picks

NFL Picks

Football betting is why bookies drive Cadillacs, and you probably don't. The oddsmaker knows who the betting public (squares) are going to bet on before they even see the lines. Hardly seems fair! That doesn't stop droves of gamblers from partaking in the euphoric event known as NFL betting. Beating the NFL spread over the course of the season is darn near impossible if you're not studying ten hours a day. But not anymore! We'll take you from being a guy who regularly pays his bookie to an astute advantage bettor who will show a profit by the season's end!

Do you know which offensive linemen are banged up or not playing this week? Probably not. Have (Won 17-10) you studied which wide receivers run a 4.4 second 40 yard dash and which cornerbacks covering them are a half-second slower? Probably not. Do you check weather reports to see if the teams will be forced to run it or pass it a lot? Not likely. Are you plugged into some of the most astute sabermetrics nerds on the planet and a handful of others who are so deep into studying football games that they don't have time to run a website or market their craft? No. Luckily for you, our team is, and we're happy to share our picks with you. Get ready for a whole lot of education on good teams win and bad teams cover!

Super Bowl LVIII Predictions

Date: 2/11/24
Handicapper: Kevin West
Pick: San Francisco 49ERS/Kansas City Chiefs UNDER 47.5 (Winner with 47)

For more FREE predictions with analysis - Weekly NFL Picks

College Football Picks

Like MLB betting, college football wagering is BEAUTIFUL, but not for the same reasons. College football betting is one of the easiest sports to beat because it presents us with situations in which you can find a lot of “bug meets windshield” matchups. This doesn’t mean that you automatically go out and jump on Bama playing a small college. It’s more of a “Senior offensive lineman is out, and his backup is a freshman" type of thing. There's also some very low hanging fruit in the smaller college matchups because the sportsbooks know most are going to bet SEC/Big Ten/Pac 12 matchups. They then put more of their resources into those high profile matchups leaving us to snipe some tasty lesser known conference spreads that often times have final score margins not even close to the proposed point spread. .

Expert NCAAF Bets

Date: 1/8/24
Handicapper: Rich Crew
Pick: Michigan -4.5 (Won 34-14). If any defense can stop Michael Penix Jr., it is the Wolverines defense.

Date: 1/1/24
Handicapper: Rich Crew
Pick: Wisconsin/LSU Over 57 (Won 35-31). This line is moving. If you can't get my number, I'd play this up to 59.

Date: 1/1/24
Handicapper: Rich Crew
Pick: Michigan -1.5 (Won 27-20).

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For more predictions with analysis - Weekly College Football Picks
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