Mike Davis (mikeywins) exploded onto the handicapping scene 8 years ago, turning heads in the industry with terrific NFL and College football seasons. Mike followed that initial success up with 3 consecutive winning seasons in football, basketball, baseball, and hockey. Mike's name and his picks were all over the internet.
After reluctantly entering the business after several years of prodding by his close friends and family, Mike left the business to concentrate on his family, work in sports talk radio, and to coach pee-wee sports. "I work 50-80 hours a week on my handicapping and my family life was suffering because of it. My kids are older now and my coaching duties are much easier than they used to be. I'm back and I plan to pick up right where I left off, dominating the books," Mike said.
Mike prides himself on the quality of his work. He puts countless hours of work into his selections and his analysis. "I want my clients to understand why I wagered on this game," Mike said.
"My handicapping style is simple, I use all applicable information available to me on every single game. I'm not just a numbers guy. I'm not just a fundamentals guy. I'm not just a situational guy. I'm all of the above. You have to be able to think outside the box to win in this business. My ability to combine all of the information to come up with a substantial edge is my strongpoint. On the other hand, If I can't find that edge, I will not play that particular game. Anyone can sit around and find trends and play the numbers. However, to be a big winner you have to work. I work hard, very hard!"
Mike's "famous" spreadsheet in NCAAB, NBA, NHL and MLB set him apart from any other handicapper. He has had HUGE success with all of his spreadsheets. "The results speak for themselves", said Mike.
Mike says his short and long term goals have always been the same. "I want to win. I want to win today, tomorrow, this week, this month, this year, etc. etc. I wake up every day wanting to WIN. I can not and will not accept losing.
Many of my friends/former classmates feel like I have underachieved or not fulfilled my potential. They thought I would be a doctor or a lawyer or a CEO of a big company.
The truth is: The joke is on them. I am having the time of my life and I am doing something I love with every fiber of my being. Sure, there are days that don't go my way but that's what I love about it. It is constant competition. It is me vs. the oddsmakers every single day. I am ultra competitive and I want to be the best at anything I do. My goal is to have long winning streaks and when I'm "off", I want to trend sideways and not downwards." Mike says.
0* Leans: I give these out and you can decide what to do with them -- I don't play the Leans.
8* Free Plays -- I play these plays for much less than my normal plays.
9* Normal plays
10* Big play
11* Bigger play
12* Bookmaker Blunder -- My patented play
13* Game of the Month, Conference Game of the Year, etc
14* Game of the Year selections
15* Diamond Play -- I am very selective with these. I have only given out one basketball game (1-0) as a Diamond play.
Mike is known for:
-- "Famous" Spreadsheet in basketball, baseball, and NHL
-- Great Postseasons
-- Great starts to all seasons
-- NFL Preseason GENIUS
-- Long winning streaks
-- Consistent winning in all sports
-- Never losing in a Bowl Season
-- Never losing in March Madness
-- Only 1 losing postseason in the NBA
-- Only 2 losing postseasons in the NFL
-- Only 2 losing postseasons in MLB
-- Never losing an NCAAB season
-- Never losing an NBA season
-- Only 1 losing NCAAF season
-- Only 1 losing MLB season
-- Nicknamed "The Southern Gentleman"