Greg Smith is a professional sports handicapper and owner of the company Only Best Bets; here is a link to the website:
Q: What does a sports handicapper do?
A: A sports handicapper is someone who gives advice to other bettors on what games to wager on. They do not handle cash or place bets for their clients.
Q: What kind of job qualifications do you have?
A: I have been a professional sports bettor for over 13 years and have made several appearances (and still do) on ESPN and Fox radio. I’m also an expert and columnist for Vegas Insider.
Q: How do you go about making odds on a team or a particular game?
A: That’s a loaded question…I have several equations and situational formulas that I have created throughout my career that help me create odds on teams. Before the season begins (especially in football) I will spend close to 2 hours on each team creating spreadsheets, stats and power rankings. This all helps in making final decisions come game day.
Q: What do most people misunderstand when they bet on sports?
A: How hard it is to make a career out of it. That’s why I created www.onlybestbets.com it’s an opportunity for bettors to have updated information on which games to wager. Unless you are spending 10 hours a day researching games you will always be behind the 8 ball. My site allows the average person to keep their day job and get winning bets for the weekend for as low as $9 a game.
Q: What was your opinion of the film Moneyball?
A: Moneyball was great. Any sports film is “almost” always good…right?
Q: Do your customers have to live in Vegas?
A: Nope! I have customers all over the world. The NFL is huge in Europe.
Q: Do people ever let there emotions stand in the way of betting on winning teams?
A: All the time! It’s hard for people to forget what they last saw. A team is never as good or bad as their last performance.
Q: What is the oddest thing you have ever seen someone chose a team for?
A: There was a prop bet for this year’s Super Bowl of “will the announcers say the word marijuana during the broadcast?” It was never said.
Q: What kind of packages do you offer your customers?
A: I have four types of packages, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum, with prices as low as $9 to $29. Monthly subscriptions are also available. Check my web-site daily for the very best plays at www.onlybestbets.com
Q: I am a 48 years old woman, weighing in at 130 pounds who exercises three times a week and works in an office; If I fought Justin Beiber, in a boxing match who do you think would win and why? (assuming neither of us was on the rag)
A: Well…I don’t like Justin Beiber, so you’re a leg up already. You would most defiantly win! He would be too busy checking himself out in the mirror.
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