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Steve Merril has won consistently for 25+ years as one of the best sports analysts in the nation.  He credits his success to employing a variety of different handicapping techniques such as statistical analysis, quantitative systems, and fundamentals such as matchups and emotion.  By relying on numerous handicapping methods, Steve continues to beat the pointspread on a consistent basis in both college football and pro football, college and pro basketball, and baseball.

Bryan Leonard has been a Professional Handicapper since 1984 and has built his business on honesty and customer satisfaction, two traits not easily found in today's gambling climate. He has won numerous Number One documented finishes in Basketball, Baseball, and Football Handicapping in his 30+ years in the industry. In the past, Bryan has published The Roundball Report Basketball Newsletter and The Pigskin Report Football Newsletter. 

Adam Trigger has been betting on sports professionally since 2013 when he co-founded the profitable venture Top Flight Sports.  Adam provides extensive analysis for every move and is thrilled to be part of the WagerTalk team!

Marco D'Angelo has been a professional sports handicapper and bettor since 1980. Marco moved to Las Vegas in 2008. During the 2010 Baseball Season, Marco made handicapping history when he won a documented 25 Baseball Games in a row. Even more impressive was the fact that he never laid more than -120 in any of the 25 plays. The Sports Monitor of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, documented the 25-game winning streak. Marco is a 2 Time winner of Preferred Picks Wise Guy Football Contest.  

Follow Marco on twitter: @MarcoInVegas

Kyle Anthony always loved boxing, but as the Ultimate Fighting Championship continued to grow, so did Kyle's attention to the sport. As the sport emerged and became mainstream, so did Kyle's concentration on betting strategically. He re-watched every UFC event and fight that ever aired to study outcomes, analytics, and statistical data. Using that knowledge base, Kyle became solely dedicated to the UFC with a track record of nearly 70% winning percentage with no best bets on fighters greater than -190. Focusing on underdogs and value plays earned him the nickname among friends as MrUFCVegas.

Scott "The Bulldog" Rickenbach ranks among the most consistent and reliable handicappers in the industry on a year in and year out basis. With his affinity for statistics (truly a "numbers whiz") Scott naturally chose a career in business 3 decades ago. As a CPA, Scott's business acumen led to razor sharp money management skills. His "sharp line analysis" assures clients get the most "bang for their buck." Rickenbach ultimately chose his true passion (high level sports analytics) over high finance.


Lang started the podcast Bump and Run Sports and became a leader in head-to-head wagering.  He bet NASCAR on the side and eventually brought the content to the podcast.  In 2020, he started at Wagertalk after the COVID restart, handicapping NASCAR and Golf.  He just missed his goal of hitting 70% of his NASCAR head-to-head matchups by 2%, but his 68% hit rate was a career-best.  Lang also hit over 60% in Golf Head to Heads, which has earned him the nickname by his podcast listeners Head To Head King.

I've followed the NBA since the 90s but have been betting professionally for 6+ years. We work to identify the situations/spots that give one team an advantage or disadvantage and live with the results of making a good bet.  Personally, the NBA is the easiest for me to identify edges. As a result, last season was the first year I gave volume betting a shot, and it was a success!  When you have an edge in a game, you bet it!

You won't see Brandon talking about how he did in 7 or 3 days, he talks about how he he does in seasons. #1 at Wager Talk 3 of the last 4 years in ALL SPORTS profit. Period.

Brandon scouted Japanese baseball for the Pacific Rim Scouting Department of a Major League Baseball team for ten years and is based in Tokyo, Japan. Brandon is Wager Talk's #1 all-sports profit capper in 2021 (+256% profit) and in 2022 (+127% profit). 

#1 all baseball profit, #1 KBO profit. Brandon DOUBLED client bankrolls in 1st 3 months of 2024. What else are you looking for in a capper?

As the single most popular handicapper in the two-decade history of Covers Experts, Ben Burns' reputation precedes him. Known for possessing an uncanny ability to consistently deliver with his biggest plays, Burns has numerous documented #1 titles to his credit in all the major sports.

Cris's NFL results over the years are unparalleled. Professional Sportsbettor & successful contest player, with media appearances W/ ESPN/Chalk, VSIN, Sportsgrid, LVRJ, ESPN 1100, bi-weekly LIVE NFL show, National Podcasts, National daily radio show, & The Weekly International Football Contest Show. In the face of continually changing rules & strategies, Cris prides himself in originating successful NFL, NCAA & MMA systems that have required constant adjustments to maintain exceptional results. @LasVegasCris @vegassynergy 

Rob Veno has been entrenched in the sports handicapping community for 31 years. His expertise has been heard and read across the country and around the world throughout his career. He was a major component in the success of Sportsmemo from its inception as a daily radio show in 1998. His 5% Bluechip releases have become synonymous with success, and he's carved a place for himself among the nation's elite handicappers. Join veteran WagerTalk handicapper Rob Veno for any of his weekly, monthly, or seasonal options for the 2023-24 CFB / NFL / CBB / NBA or MLB seasons. Note that all seasonal purchases include postseason coverage.

Pavlos Laguretos is a Greek Soccer handicapper with a knack for going against the popular plays and hunting down correct scores. His expertise lies in the big European soccer leagues (EPL, Bundesliga, Serie A, La Liga) as well as the MLS and international competitions (Champions & Europa League, World Cup, EURO Cup).

Pavlos loves his props as well, be it in Soccer with Goalscorer and Card Props or in the NBA with Same Game Parlays and Player Props.


Jimmy Adams provides expert advice to sports bettors worldwide. Specializing in Football, Basketball, and Baseball at both the professional and collegiate levels, Jimmy provides you with the best chance to beat your book. With experience that spans well over a decade, Jimmy has proven that he can generate long-term profit and win for you on a consistent basis. If you like winning, join the client list now and watch the money roll in!

Ralph Michaels has a math mind, steadily searching for a value in the numbers in addition to matchup edges, situational advantages, and hidden gems of information. Ralph finds more big bets in the college versions of football and basketball, but his handicapping approach also uncovers selective winners in the professional leagues. Small conferences are particularly profitable due to mispriced injuries and his profiling of exploitable coaching tendencies.


McInnis is well known for his 15-0 NHL run in 2021, and his 8-0 start to the CFL season in 2019. Being north of the border, Andrew specializes in the NHL and CFL, along with handicapping the MLB, UFC and NFL. Andrew joined SportsMemo as a sports handicapper, and a few short years later he found a new home here at WagerTalk. His experience in the sports world, a sports journalism background and his ability to break down games, read lines, and team trends all set Andrew up to be a successful sports bettor. 


If standing the test of time matters, Smokin' Dave Cokin earns a big check mark as one who has withstood the rigors of handicapping sports professionally for 40 years and counting.  Dave has literally been around sports gambling for virtually his entire life. His experience was initially on the other side of the counter in Rhode Island, where he was born and raised. Dave began the process of switching sides in 1981 after winning the National Handicappers Bowl, which was featured in Pro Football Weekly, and decided at that point that it was time to start making the move to Las Vegas.

A consistent winner since first emerging on the scene back in 2011, Power did not have a single losing calendar year in his first decade as a pro handicapper!  In April & May of this year (2022), he went on an amazing 154-99-2 (+$41,322) with all plays! October is when he truly made his mark at WT, at one point cashing 22 of 26 plays (85%). Handicaps all the major sports, including props. We are VERY excited to welcome Power to the WagerTalk family.

The Irishman Kevin Dolan came to prominence by becoming the first foreigner ever to win the World Series of Handicapping tournament in Las Vegas back in 2015, something he's since followed up by winning numerous accolades and awards. Working exclusively with Wagertalk, his systematic and analytical approach to soccer betting, among others, ensures substantial long-term profits for both him and his clients.

Known in the sports betting industry as Ace, Vegas-Runner, & Gianni the Greek, professional sports bettor & handicapper Gianni Karalis is one of the most esteemed movers in Las Vegas for over 20 years. VR broke into the industry as a bookmaker in Philadelphia in the late 1980's and by the mid-90's he was moving steam with the most profitable and respected betting syndicates at that time. Information was not as readily available back then and the multiple wiseguys they bet for won at a rate unimaginable even by today's sharpest groups.

BUSTER SPORTS has been avidly breaking down and analyzing North American sports for over 40 years. With a Bachelor Degree in International Business, the former bookmaker of 20 years has a long standing history of pinpointing live dogs and value based favorites in the NFL, College football and hoops, as well as the NBA, NHL and MLB. They are specialists in betting CFL and PGA GOLF.

Drew Martin left JP Morgan in August of 2014 and never looked back. He has placed in the top 10 in the Famous Vegas Golden Nugget Football Handicapping Contest. Also, has put together seven of the last eight profitable college basketball seasons with one of the more impressive track records you will find in CBB. A longterm profitable MLB bettor. Plus, he has been published in the Wall Street Journal and Forbes for his financial/sports betting views. A former standout two sport athlete in high school, Drew uses his numbers background combined with his experience in sports and finance to get an edge in the betting markets. Martin is actively handicapping MLB. 

Ross Benjamin is a 21-year veteran of the sports handicapping industry. During that time, he has exhibited a consistent ability to win, a high degree of professionalism, and an enormous amount of integrity. It’s no wonder why he is so well respected among his peers and clients alike. Be sure to catch Ross Benjamin daily on Wager Talk TV, where he provides world-class sports betting advice and free picks that win on a consistent basis.

After graduating from the University of Michigan, Ted Sevransky better known as Teddy Covers has been a successful full-time sports bettor living in Las Vegas since 1998. He's earned substantial recognition from the mainstream press during his tenure in Sin City.  Print highlights include the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Associated Press, Cigar Aficionado, and Playboy magazine. Television highlights include CBS The Morning, CNBC, and Bloomberg TV. Teddy starred in the sports betting documentary Life on the Line and been featured in an ESPN 30-for-30 and on Showtime's 'Action' miniseries. 

Jeff's hunger for handicapping began at a young age being surrounded by parents that made sports betting a daily routine. His interest in sports became an obsession joining multiple sports teams and playing throughout high school. His mathematical and analytical prowess helped him develop a betting strategy that turned sports betting into a profitable venture, Handicapping traditional sports of NFL, CFB, the NBA, College Basketball, MLB, and WNBA.

Nick Borrman has carved out a name for himself betting on soccer and golf.  Borrman uses statistical analysis as well as current trends to successfully find value on soccer matches across the globe.  As a class A PGA Professional who has taught golf for the last 20 years, he also finds winners on the PGA Tour each week.

Both sports are year-round and Borrman only focuses his attention on these sports while most people, especially the oddsmakers, focus their attention on the major American sports, leaving plenty of value on the table to exploit!

Sean offers full card handicapping for horse racing tracks (mainly Del Mar). In his first season playing the NHC Tour, he qualified for the Championship by placing 2nd in the LRF Cares contest after turning his initial $250 bankroll into $3,640.40. In this year's Xpressbet Kentucky Derby contest, Sean finished 6th by flipping the $2,000 bankroll into $15,681.85 while also taking home a 2024 Pegasus World Cup Betting Challenge entry valued at $6,000.

Ronald Cabang goes by @YoucapperSports on Twitter. He is a sports data query language (SDQL) baccalaureate who relies on a combination of analytics and situational trends to make the best betting decisions possible. He focuses on the following leagues: MLB, NCAA Football, NFL, NCAA Basketball, NBA, WNBA, Soccer, and MMA.

Founded in 1957, GoldSheet is the country's longest-running sports betting newsletter. In May 2019, WagerTalk Media announced its intent to acquire GoldSheet in a deal to bring the iconic publication into the digital age. Bettors and oddsmakers have respected GoldSheet's LTS Plays (Late Telephone Service) for decades, and the GoldSheet team has brought that winning strategy to WagerTalk over the last four years.

The Founder and CEO of Who2beton has been hammering books for the better part of a decade and couldn't be more pleased to be part of the WagerTalk team. The NFL Expert consistently throws down big money NFL seasons and was the Who2beton MLB profits leader for two of the past three seasons. While he has developed his reputation from National League Football profits, The Prez and his team of experts successfully cover NCAAF, NCAAB, MLB, NBA and the NHL. Join The Prez' winning team today.

Zinno handicaps football (college and NFL), basketball (college and NBA), Major League Baseball, and golf. He uses game script and his own personal line-making, along with situational handicapping to formulate his plays. Multiple bets across multiple sports are the norm. Client plays are usually rated 2% - 5%. 

Bianco has been wagering on Europe's top soccer leagues for the past 13 years but has never sold his picks before. The Prez one of our co-founders at Wagertalk has been betting and winning with his soccer information for years and has finally talked him into joining us.  With soccer being the most widely bet sport in the world Bianco can help you diversify your betting portfolio by adding winners to your sports investing bankroll.

Who is Jesse Schule?

He's no soothsayer and he doesn't have a crystal ball, but Jesse Schule can indeed predict the future. As a professional handicapper, it is actually part of his job description. His clients have accused him of secretly possessing Marty McFly's Sports Almanac, but he tells us the secret to his success is thanks in part to his fascination with history. The idea that you can predict the future by studying the past is nothing new. Historians have been doing it for years.

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