Frequently Asked Questions
- Just how successful are you when it comes to picks?
Obviously our success rate fluctuates over time. With that said, it’s not unusual for our clients to win between 60-percent and 70-percent of their wagers. There are ups and downs in any betting cycle — but our system is a proven winner over the long-term. Success or failure in a single bet only tells so much. Sustained success over a long sample size is another, more profitable story.
- How do I log in to my account?
For Desktop users: At the top right corner of our website you will see a box that says “Login:” Click the Login link then it will take you to the account login page. Here, type in your username (which is your full email address) and your password in the boxes, then click “Login”. Once logged in, we offer an advanced client dashboard, where our clients have the ability to use our messaging system to contact their senior advisor, view current picks with Game Times, Teams Playing, Analyst's Pick, Odds, Unit Play, Spread, Total, Runline, Money Line with an Analyst's write up and the ability to Upgrade or Renew your subscription.
- Why are you so successful?
We don’t merely crunch numbers — we stay abreast of the latest research into statistical analysis, performance trends and modeling. We take full advantage of what data tells us about likely outcomes — and trust us, data tells a lot. Our picks are the result of an exhaustive, data driven, analytically rigorous process that has proven its worth time and again. Information tells a story about probable results — and we’re masters at reading that story.
- What makes Blowout Picks different from other industry players?
At Blowout Picks we don’t view sports betting under the normal prism. We believe sports betting is an investment. Our CEO is a not only a master handicapper, he’s a former stock analyst with high-level finance experience. When you approach betting like any other kind of investment, it radically changes your approach. If you had access to a world-class stock picker, you’d probably run out and invest immediately. We give you access to a world-class handicapper.
- How do I bet against the spread?
Betting against the spread is one of the easiest bets in sports. You simply pick the winner while factoring the point spread into the equation. For example, if a football team has +12.5 next to it, that team is favored by 12.5 points. The team must win by at least 13 for people betting on the favorite to win. This is called covering the spread.
- What is a “Total” or “Over/Under” bet?
An over/under bet is a bet on the total number of points the odds-makers expect will be the total for the game (the 2 teams combined, overtime included). You wager on whether the total points scored will be more or less than this number. If the line is 50 and both teams combine for 45 points, bettors taking the under win. Betting the over/under is referred to as betting “totals” points of the outcome game.
- What are “Money Line” bets?
A moneyline bet is perhaps the simplest of all — you just pick a winner. Betting on the moneyline is simply betting on the game based on a given price rather than a spread. The team that you bet has to win the game outright, regardless of what the score is. The minus sign (e.g.-150) always indicates the favorite and the amount you must bet to win $100. The line without the minus sign (e.g.140) always indicates the underdog and the amount you win for every $100 bet. For example, you would bet $150 to win $100 on the favorite, while for the underdog you would bet $100 to win $140.
- Can you explain a "Parlay Bet?"
A parlay bet allows you to combine bets. If you think two teams will both cover the spread, you can parlay the bet. If both teams win, the payout is higher. If one team loses, you lose the entire bet.
- What does the term “Juice” or “Vig” refer to?
Vig which means “Vigorish”, aka “the take” or “juice,” is the amount charged by a bookmaker for their services. The amount of the fee charged varies by the bookmaker, but it’s generally around ten percent of your wager.
- What is a "Unit" in sports betting?
A unit is a term used by sports handicappers to describe the size of someone’s bet on a game. The amount of a unit varies by bettor, but the term is used universally to keep track of profits and losses without the dollar value. For instance, if you are a $1000 bettor and you see 1 unit next to a selection that means a $1000 play is recommended on the action, a 2 unit player would play $2000 on the same game, and so on.
- Can you explain the "Opening Line?"
The opening line is the 1st line that is posted by the odds-makers. Betting action and player injuries are among the top influences in the line moving.
- What is a "Point Spread?"
The point spread – also called “the spread” or “the line” – is used as a margin to tout the team predicted to win. For gambling purposes, the odds-maker predicts that the favored team will come out victorious by a certain number of points. This number of points is the line or point spread. The favorite is always indicated by a (-) sign (e.g. -4.5) and the underdog without a (-) (e.g.4.5). If you wager on the favorite, you win your game if the favorite wins AND their margin of victory is more than the point spread. If you gamble on the underdog, you win if the underdog wins, ties, or if the favored team wins but fails to exceed the line or the point spread. It is standard for the point spread bets in most sports that you wager $110 to win $100.
- When does Blow Out Picks release their “Best Bet” Selection(s)?
There is particular day that Blow Out Picks releases their “Best Bet” play(s). On that day(s) that Blow Out Picks releases a “Best Bet” it will be given with all of the day’s other plays located on the “Daily Preview” email or page on the site.
- When should I expect the selections throughout the day?
The Predictions are inputted by 1:00 PM EST on weekdays and by 12:00 PM EST on weekends.