Review: Sportsologists

Website: sportsologists

Instagram: @sportsologists

Sportsologists provide picks for soccer, football, tennis, baseball and basketball. We tracked picks from every category but due to the volume of picks the focus is pretty heavily on soccer and football.

Sports

  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Baseball
  • Basketball

Pre-Game/In-Play

  • Pre-Game

Preferred Bet Type

  • Point Spread
  • Money Line / Full-Time Result

Stats

  • Picks tracked: 202
  • Hit rate: 58.9%
  • Return on investment: 1.0%
  • Net profit: 6.80 units

Notes

First of all, I have to say that I like sportsologists approach with publishing picks on the website and on Instagram. It’s a refreshing change from Twitter and its bombardment with goal alerts and affiliate links. Speaking of affiliate links, those are nowhere to be found on the website.

When it comes to actual performance there’s a pretty significant difference between sports. We tracked 70 soccer picks and although they had a hit rate of 61.4% we just had a return of 1.0% and 2.10 units profit. The most profitable category were the NFL picks. We tracked 51 picks with a hit rate of 62.7% for a return of 9.2% and 18.05 units profit. The MLB picks were also profitable with a hit rate of 57.1% for a return of 6.1% and 4.15 units profit. With that said, the MLB sample size is pretty small with 21 tracked picks.

The tennis, NBA, and NCAAF picks weren’t profitable during the time we tracked the picks which results in the overall hit on the return on investment.

It seems like there’s money to be made with the NFL, soccer, and MLB picks.

Review: In-Play Man

Twitter: @InplayMan

Website: InplayMan.com

“Top notch bets and top notch banter. The winning and sarcasm is endless!”

“In-Play Man” posts pre-game soccer picks on his website and in-play soccer picks on his Twitter. For this review we only tracked the “#IPMBetOfTheDay” from his website and his in-play picks. There are some challenges and accumulators posted on the website, but he mentions that those aren’t serious bets because they won’t be profitable in the long run.

The BetOfTheDay was tracked with 4 units per pick and the in-play picks were tracked according to his staking plan with 1 to 3 units per pick.

Sports

  • Soccer

Pre-Game/In-Play

  • Both

Preferred Bet Type

  • Match Goals
  • Multiple other bet types

Stats

  • Picks tracked: 106
  • Hit rate: 64.2%
  • Return on investment: 2.8%
  • Net profit: 7.35 units

Notes

While these stats may not seem overly impressive, we have to note that “In-Play Man” hit a losing streak late during our review. His ROI hovered between 5% and 10% for the majority of our time tracking him. Unfortunately, he lost a few of his BetOfTheDay (4 unit stakes) in a row which put a damper on the final results.

Should you choose to follow his Twitter you will get snarky remarks towards followers who ask annoying (in his eyes) questions. You will also get a lot of “BOOOM” and updates on how the picks are going.

Easily the best part of his service (apart from the picks themselves) are the stat packs he releases on a regular basis. They will be a tremendous help for your own betting adventures.

Review: Brilliant Bets

Twitter: @BrilliantBets

Website: Brilliant Bets

Membership Price: £3.99/Month

“We provide high probability insight and analysis, allowing you to finally bet with confidence.

Brilliant Bets provides a mixture of free picks and picks behind a paywall. The picks are offered on their website and they also operate through a separate Telegram channel. Unfortunately, Brilliant Bets wasn’t interested in a review of their paid picks so we can’t comment on those. They do however post (some) of their free picks on Reddit and that’s where we collected this data.

Sports

  • Soccer

Pre-Game/In-Game

  • Pre-Game

Preferred Bet Type

  • Both Teams To Score
  • Full-Time Result
  • Total Goals

Stats

  • Hit rate: 57.9%
  • Return on investment: -7.9%
  • Net profit: -9.90 units

Notes

We asked Brilliant Bets for free access to their premium picks for review purposes and were denied. Their reason for this was that their premium picks are made public after a few days so we should just track them then. However, that makes it impossible to tell if the picks have been edited or if the posted odds are realistic. Long story short: It would have been against pretty much all of our review policies.

Instead, we chose to track their free picks posted on Reddit with the results above. Brilliant Bets claim that their picks are profitable if you follow all picks from the website. We can neither confirm nor deny that. Maybe the most profitable picks (and thus the picks that allegedly keep their balance in the black) are kept behind the membership paywall.

Review: Nigel Seeley (free)

Twitter: @seeley_nigel
Website: The Sun Favourite

Nigel Seeley writes betting articles for The Sun and that’s where we have tracked all his free picks from. He also picks Darts, Tennis and Football as part of paid membership programs. You can find more on that on his Twitter.

This review will be a little different than the previous ones because Nigel Seeley always picks three different bets for any game or event he writes about. He calls these bets “Star”, “Next Best” and “Outsider” and the odds reflect that. We chose to track bets of all three categories with the same stakes.

Sports

  • Soccer
  • Golf

Pre-Game/In-Game

  • Pre-Game

Preferred Bet Type

  • Full Time Result
  • Both Teams To Score
  • To Win Outright

Stats

  • Hit rate: 28%
  • Return on investment: 58,63%
  • Net profit: 59,80 units

Notes

The stats above are the combined stats for all three of Nigel Seeley’s categories. It should be noted that the 100 tracked bets weren’t distributed equally on these categories (44% “Star”, 30% “Next Best”, 26% “Outsider”).

Interesting is that the “Star” picks alone weren’t profitable (Hit rate: 43,2%, Return on investment: -24,4%, Net profit: -10,75 units) but were overall saved by two spectacular hits in the “Next Best” and “Outsider” categories with the biggest overall win coming from Danny Willett (“Outsider” pick) winning the US Masters 2016 with odds of 67,00.

Two huge Golf wins are what kept Nigel Seeley afloat during the time we tracked him. These two wins came at a respectable hit rate of 16,7% though. The only other category that proved to be profitable were his “Next Best” Soccer picks with a return on investment of 16,2% and a hit rate of 25%.

Review: PinchBet (free)

Twitter: @pinchbet
Website: PinchBet

“The leading Inplay Football Tipster on Twitter. FREE. A consistent winner.”

A pretty bold claim to make. Let’s see what PinchBet has to offer.

Sports

  • Soccer

Pre-Game/In-Game

  • Mostly In-Game, occasionally Pre-Game

Preferred Bet Types

  • Asian Handicap (44%)
  • Goal Line (19%)
  • Total Goals (16%)

Stats

  • Hit rate: 41%
  • Return on investment: 3,7%
  • Net profit: 3,85 units

PinchBet’s own stats (not tracked by us)

Notes

PinchBet picks a pretty high number of in-play bets and you would be well advised to turn on notifications on Twitter for them if you want to keep up.

Due to their sheer volume of bets, it should also be noted that it’s only natural to have a lower ROI. Instead, it results in a higher absolute return. Thus the fact that we track tipsters for a fixed number of bets and not for a specific amount of time puts PinchBet at a disadvantage in terms of net profit. Over the course of a month or half a year, PinchBet would have picked a significantly higher volume of bets than most tipsters which would result in a higher net profit.

Their Twitter is absolutely spam free and will just provide you with their picks and an update if the bet was won or lost. Furthermore, they’re genuinely nice people who will go out of their way to answer your questions.

Review: Europe’s Elite Dave (free)

Twitter: @EuroEliteFL
Website: Europe’s Elite

“Follow for pre-game football picks on a daily basis, honest, transparent and reliable.”

That’s what Dave says about himself on Twitter. We tracked 100 of his picks and put his performance to the test.

Sports

  • Soccer

Pre-Game/In-Game

  • Pre-Game

Preferred Bet Types

  • Full Time Result (77% of picks)

Stats

  • Hit rate: 42%
  • Return on investment: 19,6%
  • Net profit: 20,05 units

Notes

The return on investment for his full time result picks is (just) 8,6% which seems small in comparison to the overall return on investment of his picks, but is still an extremely good value in the world of sports betting. The overall return on investment is pushed higher by a few won doubles, draw no bet, team goals, and full time result + total goals picks.

His Twitter is absolutely spam free and will just provide you with his picks.

He is not affiliated with any bookmakers.