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Teddy Covers

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Unfortunately, Teddy and his clients have suffered through a disappointing week of betting action.

Teddy has lived in Las Vegas as a professional bettor since 1998, with the experience and poise to bounce back strong off frustrating results.

Teddy is primed to deliver a strong opening weekend of NBA Playoff action.  He’s locked and loaded with three rock solid winners, including his top rated 10* Big Ticket Report! 

Teddy is passing on Saturday's MLB card, taking the day off to regroup.

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Last 10 Picks 1 - 8 ( 11% )
Apr 19 L NBA Toronto -735
Apr 18 L MLB Detroit -660
Apr 17 L MLB San Diego -780
Apr 17 L MLB Seattle -700
Apr 16 L MLB O (LA at SF) -880
Apr 16 L NBA Orlando -630
Apr 15 Push MLB O (NYM at ARI) 0
Apr 15 L MLB O (LA at SF) -920
Apr 15 L MLB LA Angels -770
Apr 14 W MLB O (NYM at ARI) 707
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About Teddy

Name: Teddy Covers


Age: 45


Years in handicapping: I moved to Las Vegas to bet on sports as a full time professional in 1998, and I’ve been doing it successfully here in Sin City ever since.

Achievements in Handicapping:

When ESPN.com/Insider was looking for a respected college basketball handicapper, they came to me. When the local Las Vegas newspaper – the Review Journal – was looking for a ‘capper to post football picks every week, they came to me as well. When Gaming Today was looking for a sports betting columnist, they came to me as well!

I’ve been featured on ESPN and ESPN.com. I’ve been interviewed on CBS and CNBC. I’ve been quoted in articles in Playboy Magazine, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, the Las Vegas Review Journal and Las Vegas Sun, and many other local and national publications.

In the last five years alone, I’ve finished with Top 3 rankings at the Sports Monitor in MLB, NFL, NBA Playoffs and Arena Football, demonstrating consistent winning results across sports. My truly epic ’08 NFL season (39-13 down the stretch) and my equally epic ’10 MLB season (+198 units of profit) stand out.

I’ve got a Top 10 in the famed Hilton NFL Super Contest. I’ve won the Vegas Sportswire Invitational Football Contest, the Alatex Football contest and the Ultimate Handicapping Challenge NBA Contest. I reached the Final Four in the Stardust Invitational Handicapping Contest and finished #2 in the World Series of Handicapping Contest. This is just the tip of the iceberg – my success betting football, basketball and baseball over the last 15 years is well documented.

Biggest Win: It’s hard to list just one ‘biggest win’ because there’s been a plethora of Big Ticket cashes for me and my clients this year. But the Colts Week 17 rout over the Texans as six point underdogs as a 10* Big Ticket winner certainly stands out! So does my 10* Big Ticket winner on Michigan State in their thrilling road win at Iowa, and Kansas State’s regular season ending blowout over Texas in college football action!

Biggest Loss: I supported Duke in the Belk Bowl against Cincinnati. The Blue Devils were +9 in that ballgame, and had a first and goal inside the Bearcats five yard line with less than a minute to play and the score tied. What followed was truly an epic bad beat – a Duke fumble, a quick 83 yard Cinci TD strike, then the dreaded pick six for the Bearcats cover with just a few seconds remaining on the clock. Absolutely brutal!

Why I like Covers Experts: It’s very simple – if I don’t win, I don’t get paid. Pay after you win (guaranteed picks) makes me feel very comfortable about providing information and write-ups about my own personal wagers for my clients.

Systems used for handicapping a game: I use a combination of fundamental (breaking down the matchups on the field/court), situational (finding great 'spots' for blowouts and/or upsets and technical (angles and trends that exist for a reason) handicapping. I’m also a firm believer in ‘riding’ hot teams and ‘fading’ cold ones, taking advantage again and again until the betting markets finally catch up.

I rate my plays as follows:
Action bets: 6*, 7* or 8*’s are the vast majority of my wagers.
‘Big Ticket’ plays: My strongest wagers are ‘Big Tickets’; rated as 9* or 10* plays. Only about one play in 20 receives a ‘Big Ticket’ designation.
My signature plays also include Sin City Sizzlers – wiseguy plays direct from Vegas, and my Annihilator Reports – big blowouts waiting to happen!

Favorite stats/pages on Covers.com: I use the matchup pages every single day for college basketball and major league baseball. There is no other website like it, with all the pertinent information on a single page. The series history between the two teams; their season long statistics and their recent five game trends; great stuff like rebounding margin, assist to turnover ratio, and free throw shooting percentage are all broken down in an easy to use format. Also, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the umpire data for baseball, a crucial factor in my success betting baseball totals.

Favorite team to wager on or against: I like to ride teams that are hot, and fade teams that are not. For example, early this NBA season my clients and I enjoyed great success betting against the LA Lakers and betting on the Golden State Warriors; cashing in repeatedly supporting or fading the same teams until the betting markets finally caught up!

Team you avoid when wagering: I’m not afraid to bet on or against any team if the circumstances and the pointspread are in our favor.

Sports and conferences Teddy excels at handicapping: NFL, NBA, MLB, college football, college hoops and Arena Football.

Quote: "I’ve been able to survive and thrive here in Las Vegas as a professional bettor for the last 15 years. I take pride in helping my clients become successful sports bettors themselves, earning a long term profit through sports investing.”