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This Handicapper does NOT allows Free Credit to be used for picks Big Al McMordie
Al McMordie is the most honored technical handicapper in the country.

Some highlights: In 2012, Big Al ranked #1 in the NFL, with a 76.7% record on his Late Phone Service, as documented by The Sports Monitor. Of course, Al’s not one to rest on his laurels, and was 189-134 in Pro Football in 2013-2014.

In 2007, Big Al won the $100,000 World Series of Sports Handicapping, and also finished #1 in March Madness.

In 2004, Al won the most prestigious handicapping contest in Las Vegas -- The Stardust Invitational.

Overall, in the last 23 years, Big Al has garnered 39 NUMBER ONE awards in Football, Basketball, Baseball and Hockey; 162 Top 5 finishes; and 315 Top 10 finishes. Al is a featured handicapper both on National TV and Radio, as well as at the most prestigious gambling web sites. Additionally, in 2002, Big Al was featured in FHM Magazine, and he was featured in ESPN Magazine in 2010.

In 2000, Al was 157-114 in football, including 10-0 (100%) in the NFL Playoffs. Al has won 16 of his 23 football seasons. Another highlight of Al's career came in 1997, when Big Al was ranked #1 by SPORTS WATCH in College Football/NFL Win Percentage and #1 in College Football Regular Season/Bowls by THE SPORTS MONITOR. Al has one of the best basketball records over the past 23 seasons (winning 18 of 23 seasons), and was ranked #1 in baseball for the 1996 and 2001 seasons, and #1 in hockey in 2014. For consistency across all four sports, you can count on Al McMordie.

Indeed, the Las Vegas Sporting News recognized Al in its December 17, 1996 issue, and wrote that: "[Al's] honesty, integrity, [and] skills...are obvious....We have been impressed by [his] uncanny ability to pick big underdogs that win the game straight-up....We've seen handicappers come and go, and get hot and cold, but no one has been as consistent over time as McMordie, and we strongly urge you to consider him as your handicapper."

Besides being a champion handicapper, Al McMordie is a corporate attorney, and earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Michigan. Al resides in Los Angeles, California.

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HANDICAPPER RESULTS FOR: Big Al McMordie
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6/24/2022 - NHLLOSER
At 8:15 pm, our selection is on the Colorado Avalanche over the Tampa Bay Lightning.  If the Avalanche players are hoisting the Stanley Cup for the third time in their franchise's history in a week's time or less, they will no doubt look back at Wedneday's Game 4 as the game that made it all possible.  Out-shot and out-played through most of the first three periods, the Avs had to come from behind on two occasions in Tampa's home arena in front of a deafening roar of 20,000 Lightning crazies.  They somehow managed to get it to the overtime period and then -- for the second time in this series -- ended it before the 20 minute extra stanza was completed.  Now they come back to Denver with a 3-1 lead and a chance to end it in their home building in front of their own rabid fans.  They don't want to go back to Tampa because they know what the Bolts can do in a Game 6 and 7 scenario, so look for Colorado to pull out all the stops and leave nothing on the ice at the end of 60 minutes.  The Avs are 59-13 in their last 72 home games and 36-15 in their last 51 playoff games as a favorite.  Take Colorado.  As always, good luck...Al McMordie.
 
6/24/2022 - MLBWINNER
At 7:05 pm, our selection is on the Houston Astros over the New York Yankees.  At the age of 39 years, Houston ace RHP Justin Verlander is making a case for his third Cy Young award.  The future Hall-of-Famer who is less than two years removed from Tommy John Surgery has a league-leading eight wins with a 2.30 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, and 7.00 K:BB ratio.  And what better way is there to cement his status as the best starter in the league than to perform on the biggest stage in the game against the team with the best record in Baseball.  It's Friday night at Yankee Stadium and Verlander will be front and center as the Astros try to avenge a painful loss on Thursday here.  Not surprisingly, Verlander has plenty of history against the Yanks, although he hasn't faced them since the 2019 playoffs.  But the good news for his team tonight is that the Astros are 6-2 in Verlander's eight starts vs. New York since he joined the team in 2017.  The Yankees will go with RHP Luis Severino and they are 2-4 in his last six starts vs. Houston going back to July of 2017.  Take the Astros.  As always, good luck...Al McMordie.  
 
6/23/2022 - MLBWINNER
At 1:10 pm, our selection is on the Minnesota Twins over the Cleveland Guardians.  For those thinking the AL Central would be a runaway this season for the Chicago White Sox, think again.  What has developed over the first half of the season is a three-way battle between the Twins, Guardians, and ChiSox, with the Twins and Guardians getting the better of their more talented -- and better funded -- rival.  Cleveland has won the first two games of this series, so it's now tied with Minnesota atop the division.  RHP Zach Plesac goes to the mound this afternoon for his 13th start of the season for Cleveland.  Plesac had a solid 2021 and he's following that up with a similar campaign this year -- albeit a bit more frustrating so far. Plesac has been a bit snake-bit recently, throwing quality starts in each of his last four outings but coming away with just one victory to show for his efforts.  Additionally, he's been shelled by the Twins in his last two outings against them (8 1/3 innings; 8 ER, 14 baserunners).  Minnesota will counter with lefty Devin Smeltzer, who has faced the Guardians once earlier this season.  He was effective, as he gave up just 1 ER over five innings.  Minnesota has won all 5 of Smeltzer's daytime starts in his career, and is 19-13 in the daytime this season.  Take the Twins.  As always, good luck...Al McMordie.
 
6/22/2022 - NHLWINNER
At 8:15 pm, our selection is on the Colorado Avalanche over the Tampa Bay Lightning.  For the Lightning to just win Game 3 at home after getting blown out in Game 2 in Denver would have been okay.  But what they really wanted to do was make a statement.  Well, statement made as on Monday night the Bolts pretty much did to the Avs what the Avs did to them in Game 2, blasting the visitors 6-2 to get within a win of leveling the series.  But despite their worst loss of the post-season so far, the Avs needn't panic.  Once again they out-shot the Lightning on Monday, 39-33 and they pretty much threw in the towel after the second period, removing starting goalie Darcy Kuemper from the game and replacing him with back-up Pavel Francouz.  The move saved Kuemper -- who was obviously not at his best -- from having to play more in a game which was already decided and should help him recover for tonight's critical Game 4.  The Avs are 21-5 in their last 26 games immediately following a loss by three goals or more, and they're 7-1 in their last eight road games.  Take Colorado.  As always, good luck...Al McMordie.
 
6/22/2022 - MLBLOSER
At 7:40 pm, our selection is on the Minnesota Twins over the Cleveland Guardians.  With more than 1/3 of the season in the books, the team atop the AL Central isn't the mighty Chicago White Sox but rather the Twins -- and the White Sox aren't in second place either.  One of the reasons that Minnie has done so well so far is its pitching.  The Twins starting pitching ERA is 3.83 (it was 5.18 in 2021) and one of the reasons they have improved in that category so much this season is the addition of veteran RHP Sonny Gray.  The Twins acquired the 32-year-old starter from the Reds via trade in mid-March, and so far Gray has done little wrong for his new team -- and in his new League.  Through his first eight starts covering just under 39 innings, Gray is 3-1 with a 2.09 ERA and 0.93 WHIP.  Gray has missed some time this season due to two different injuries (hamstring and pectoral muscle) but when he's been out there facing batters, he's been pretty deadly.  Despite their win here last night the Guardians are just 6-13 in their last 19 meetings in Minneapolis. Take the Twins.  As always, good luck...Al McMordie.
 
6/22/2022 - MLBWINNER
At 2:10 pm, our selection is on the Toronto Blue Jays over the Chicago White Sox.  The Jays lost in extra innings last night to the ChiSox, and that was their fifth loss in six games.  We'll take Toronto to bounce back on this Wednesday afternoon, as they'll go up against Chicago's RH Lucas Giolito.  Last season, Giolito had his 3rd straight solid campaign, as he was 11-9, with a 3.53 ERA and 1.10 WHIP.  But this season, it's been a different story.  His ERA has ballooned to 4.78, while his WHIP is a poor 1.49.  His last start was his worst yet this season, as he gave up eight runs over five innings, in a 13-3 loss to Houston.  Giolito has not fared well in his career vs. Toronto, as his ERA is 4.67.  He made one start earlier this season vs. the Blue Jays, and that was his 2nd-worst start of the season.  In that game, he surrendered six runs over 4 2/3 innings, in a 6-5 defeat.  Giolito's teams have gone 7-17 as a home underdog with him on the mound, and are 27-37 (minus 20.3 net games) at home, overall, behind the big righty.  Take Toronto.  Good luck, as always...Al McMordie.
 
6/21/2022 - MLBLOSER
At 8:10 pm, our selection is on the Toronto Blue Jays over the Chicago White Sox.  Two teams that many thought would be at the top of their respective divisions are meeting this week in a three-game series.  Of course, both the Blue Jays and White Sox are looking up at other teams currently, but there is still plenty of time for these talented clubs to get back on track.  The Jays basically swapped their Cy Young winner from 2021, Robbie Ray, for RHP Kevin Gausman in the off-season.  And the latter is having a better season so far than Ray, who is now with Seattle. Gausman comes into tonight's 14th start for Toronto off of his worst outing of the season -- against the Orioles no less.  In that game, the 31-year-old lasted just 2 1/3 innings, allowing seven runs (five earned) on seven hits in a 10-2 shellacking at home.  He's favored on the road tonight, and the ChiSox are a horrid 21-41 (minus 15.0 net games) as an underdog.  Also, in five career appearances vs. the Sox -- three starts -- Gausman is 1-0 with a 2.33 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in just over 19 innings.  Take the Blue Jays.  As always, good luck...Al McMordie.
 
6/21/2022 - MLBLOSER
At 7:40 pm, our selection is on the Minnesota Twins over the Cleveland Guardians.  Joe Ryan had just five starts for the Twins in 2021 and did little wrong.  He wasn't on anyone's radar at the end of last season and still wasn't when the 2022 season kicked off.  But with his rookie status still intact, the 26-year-old RHP is making a case for the upcoming All Star Game as well as garnering interest as a Rookie of the Year candidate.  Ryan will get his 10th start of the season tonight and it will come against a team he just beat a little more than a month ago.  On May 15, Ryan threw six quality innings at home against the Guardians, allowing just one run on four hits with five strikeouts and no walks.  The Twins won that game, 3-1, and Ryan picked up his fourth win of the season.  That makes three career starts against the Guardians comprising a total of 18 innings in which Ryan has allowed just two runs on eight hits for a 2-0 record and 1.00 ERA.  The Twins are also 6-2 in Ryan's last eight starts.  Meanwhile, the Guardians are 5-13 in the last 18 meetings with the Twins here at Target Field.  Take Minnesota.  As always, good luck...Al McMordie.
 
6/20/2022 - MLBLOSER
At 7:10 pm, our selection is on the Tampa Bay Rays over the New York Yankees.  Tampa's RH Shane McClanahan has faced the Yankees twice this season, and has given up 1 earned run over six innings in each of those two starts (1 win, 1 loss).  He'll match up against Gerrit Cole, who has a 3-4 record, and 3.77 ERA in his last 10 starts vs. Tampa (his teams have gone 3-7).  The Rays are 95-53 (+34.4 net games) vs. division rivals, and 30-12 (+17.6 net games) when the total is 7 runs or less.  Gerrit Cole's teams, meanwhile, have gone 17-16 (but minus 10.6 net games) vs. division foes, and 17-17 (minus 4.6 net games) when the total was 7 runs or less.  Tampa is 99-52 (+21.3 net games) at home, including 14-12 (+3.9 net games) as an underdog.  Take the Rays on this Monday as a home dog.  Good luck, as always...Al McMordie.
 
6/20/2022 - MLBLOSER
At 1:10 pm, our selection is on the New York Mets over the Miami Marlins.  A rare Monday afternoon holiday game features the completion of the series between the Marlins and Mets in Queens.  David Peterson is not a household name like Max Scherzer or Jacob deGrom, but the 26-year-old southpaw is putting together a very solid season for the Mets so far.  In nine games -- seven starts -- covering 40 innings, Peterson is 3-1 with a 3.60 ERA and his three wins are against the Angels, Giants, and Braves.  This will be his first start of the season against the Marlins, however in his only other outing against them, Peterson threw five innings, giving up two runs on four hits while picking up the Win in an 8-4 Mets victory on August 8, 2020.  He'll try to at least duplicate that effort today.  Perhaps the most important stat for Peterson is this one -- in his seven starts this season, New York has a 6-1 record.  The home team is 7-2 in the last nine meetings of the Marlins and Mets, while the Marlins are 56-91 their last 147 road games, overall (including 8-17 behind Trevor Rogers).  Take New York.  As always, good luck...Al McMordie.