Professional Handicapper Wins Big With 2017 NBA Finals
While there is a long list of handicappers who did well in this season’s NBA Finals, there’s one pro that stands above the crowd. Jesse Schule is no stranger to exotic bets, he’s made a living off exposing soft lines in the futures markets. He’s also had more than his fair share of success with player proposition bets.
It was just a few months ago that Jesse loaded up on player props for the NFC Championship Game in the NFL Playoffs. He noted that while the game had the highest projected total in playoff history, the bookmakers failed to make adjustments for individual player performance bets. He was able to cash in an enormous profit haul by betting key players to score touchdowns, and go over their totals for receiving yards, passing yards, and receptions.
Jesse uncovered a similar blunder by the bookmakers here in this year’s NBA Finals. Despite the fact that the Golden State Warriors won 16 more games than Cleveland during the regular season, and were heavily favored to win the series, player performance totals for the series were based on a model that roughly equaled season averages x 6. This didn’t really jive with the fact that the most probable outcome (according to the odds at those same sportsbooks), was for the Warriors to win in five games.
Jesse told his clients before the series started, that he thought there was a good chance the series would be over in 4-5 games, and that presented excellent value in shorting the player performance totals for key players, especially on the losing team. He ended up giving out six futures bets on the series, winning all six of those bets.
A perfect 6-0 futures card capped off another impressive NBA season for Schule, who ended up with a record of 108-71 +$25,330 according to Covers.com.