For those who do not know the name "Brandon Lang", he had a movie based on his life as a professional sports handicapper entitled "Two For the Money," which starred the wonderful Matthew McConaughey and Al Pacino.
For those more familiar with Lang, well they are still puzzled as to why Hollywood greenlit a movie on an average handicapper.
One cannot go through a sports gambling message board without running into a thread tracking the record of the "Biggest Name" in the sports handicapping industry.
And at a cost of $129 to subscribe to his picks for seven days, the buyer should beware of the sports betting equivalent to Citibank.
Here are the hard cold facts on Mr. Lang's NBA record in the month of April. Please note that Lang uses a "Dime" system when rating his picks.
Free Picks: 2-4
5 Dime Picks: 3-1
10 Dime Picks: 6-6
15 Dime Picks: 0-1
20 Dime Picks: 0-2
If one had tailed Lang for the month of April in the NBA they would be down -66.55 Dimes.
- Lang was 0-3 in all of his Final Four picks: 50 Dime Villanova, 20 Dime UCONN in the Semis and 50 Dimes on Michigan State in the Finals.
- Lang does claim to be more of a football expert (like in the movie) than anything else, praising his 17-0-2 record in the Super Bowl on his website.
- Baseball and Basketball records seem to be missing from the website.
- 1 year subscription to Lang's picks costs $1,595.
With a declining economy and the NBA Playoffs rolling around, many will be looking for an edge to make money during the first round games. Unfortunately, seeking the paid advice of the biggest name in sports handicapping will be one of them.
* please note all statistical information based on various message boards tracking Brandon Lang's picks, author smart enough not to purchase his picks, but marvels at Mr. Lang's genius at staying in business and getting a movie based on his life.