Professional Handicapper wins big in the NBA Finals for the 2nd time in three years
You might have heard of Jesse Schule (AKA The Iceman)? We wrote a piece on Jesse just following the 2017 NBA Finals. He’s somewhat of a legend in the professional betting world, with a reputation for punishing bookmakers for offering soft lines in the futures and prop markets.
Jesse uncovered a major blunder by the bookmakers back in the 2017 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.
Now just two years later, the same handicapper has done it again. Jesse made three prop bets prior to Game 1 of the 2019 Finals. He bet Toronto +$450 to win without trailing, +$260 on Kawhi Leonard to win MVP, and Toronto +$200 to win two of the first three games. All of these bets were documented at Covers.com.
He will head into next year’s NBA Playoffs with a record of 140-91 +$26,869 (at $1000 per wager) with all his wagers in the playoffs since 2017. If you are looking for help with your NBA betting, you might want to give Jesse Schule a call.