PREMIUM PICK STREAKS
Bio of Mike Davis:
Personal Life: Married with three kids
Handicapping Success: Mike Davis burst onto the handicapping scene in the early 2000’s. He started his own website and garnished the attention of many of the top executives in the business. After nearly a year of negotiations, Mike sold his website and joined one major website (unnamed) and a network of other sites. His innate ability to stay at the top of the leaderboards in many different sports was and is still unmatched.
Biggest Win: “My biggest win was a future play on the Alabama Crimson Tide to win the National Championship prior to the 2009-2010 season. I have a major “connection” with that university and his confidence certainly pushed me over the top to make a huge wager”, Mike said.
Over the past two years, Mike took time off from the public handicapping industry to coach football. He is also a well known radio personality in the Southeastern United States.
“I couldn’t stay away. When it’s in you, it’s in you. I love the daily grind and most importantly, I love the daily competition of trying to beat the bookmakers. I played baseball, basketball and football in high school and I played basketball in college. I have to compete; the urge to compete is in me and it isn’t going anywhere. Losing hurts me much more than winning pleases me. I absolutely hate to lose and I work extremely hard to make sure I’m on the winning side each and every day”, Mike said.
Over the years, I have developed and learned many different ways of evaluating sporting events. My personal philosophy varies from a lot of my peers as I am always self analyzing. I take an inordinate amount of notes on individual games and I document what I am thinking when I make a play on a game. After the game, I comb through my previous notes as well as my current notes and I adjust my “final” notes for that game/selection accordingly. Just like in sports, it is imperative to be fundamentally sound in this profession.
From statistical analysis, to injury reports to matchup reports, there are many different, simple ways to handicap a game. I welcome and I certainly use any and all information, but one of the main keys I believe sets me apart is my ability to “recognize” a great situation. When is a team extra motivated? When is a team primed for a bad performance? These are major keys in many sports and the ability to “handicap” these situations is what determines a great handicapper.
Ratings and titles of plays:
25* Diamond Play -- Biggest play; equivalent to a Game of the Year selection
Insider Club -- From time to time, “inside” information becomes available to Mike from one of his many contacts. These are big plays.
Bookmaker Blunder -- Bookmakers are really good but from time to time they make egregious errors. When they do, Mike takes advantage.
VIP Best Bet -- Strongest side play of the day
Daily Dime -- Strongest total play of the day
Beat-Down -- Total or side that has a chance to cover by a wide margin
Power Play -- Top National TV play of the day
Platinum Triple Play -- As the name suggests, three highly valued plays packaged into one