The Best Sports Handicappers on Twitter 2021
The professional sports handicapping industry has evolved over the years. In the early days, bettors would find ads in newspapers and magazines, providing a 1-800 number to call for “free picks”. Self-proclaimed experts and “Champion Handicappers” would make outrageous claims about their past success, and there would be no real way to verify the validity of those claims.
Stu Feiner was a notorious player in the handicapping industry in the pre-Internet era. He was featured in a Sports Illustrated article in 1991 titled: “1-900 Ripoffs“. He agreed to allow SI to document his NFL picks for four weeks, but after going just 19-32 for a win rate of just 37 percent, SI exposed him for falsifying his records.
The Internet changed everything, forcing the industry to become far more transparent. While there are still a few cowboys selling snake oil like it’s 1989, the majority of today’s handicappers have built their reputation on their documented accomplishments, which are published for everyone to see. That’s certainly the case with every single handicapper you will find here at Capper Reviews, where we have consistent winners like Kyle Hunter who has a decade of winning behind him.
That being said, we now live in an era where many of the things we used to pay for are now available for free. Things like music, movies, books, recipes and so much more are all available for free online. Our handicappers are giving out daily free picks right here on our site as well. Some people have decided to turn to Twitter for free sports tips, picks, and advice. There is somewhat of a cottage industry of sports handicappers promoting themselves on Twitter and “The Gram”.
There is no such thing as a free lunch, so it’s not really fair to compare these guys to the established professionals who appear on radio, and TV, and on several popular websites. The chances are that you will get what you pay for, but if you really just want to see what is out there on Twitter free of charge, there are a handful of guys we think that might be worth looking at.
Here are our Top 5 “Free” Twitter Handicappers:
Best Free Sports Betting Content on Twitter: TheSharpPlays
We see here a more professional approach, without all the big talk and over the top boasting. You will find “Sharp Action” and “Public Action” reports daily, which is useful if that is something you like to take into account before locking in your bet. You won’t just find free picks, but also other free content and education that will help you learn to handicap games like a pro.
Best Free Pick Capper on Twitter: Dead President Picks
They provide a lot of free picks, regularly five or more per day, but you might be asked to help them out with likes/retweets. Dead President Picks have a special niche with their Asian Basketball (mostly South Korea and China) “Lunch Money” plays which go overnight for US bettors. Those betting tips are very popular with his “night owl” crowd as he calls them, or degenerate gamblers/chasers as most would call them.
Best Free Soccer Capper on Twitter: SharpMinds247
Soccer is a sport that not all of us are comfortable handicapping ourselves, so often we might seek some outside help. This handicapper stands out when it comes to soccer, and all the picks are free. You are encouraged to tip if things go well, which seems fair enough. The daily recaps are a solid resource.
Most Selective Capper on Twitter: George Kent (aka Bambino_Bets)
George Kent, or Bambino Bets as he might be better known as is an extremely selective handicapper, with less than 300 picks posted since he joined Twitter back in April 2019. If you want picks every day you will be disappointed, but the selective approach speaks for itself and this is certainly a handicapper worth having notifications on for. Is George Kent dead? The Bambino Bets stopped posting picks during the summer of 2020 and there were rumors that he passed away from Covid-19 floating around. His absence most likely was just a result of the hiatus of all American sports, and he’s been back posting. The results have not been quite as good lately though, so perhaps the real George Kent DID really pass away?
Best Fade on Twitter: LasVegasFreeze
This handle is considered a joke by almost everyone, even on #GamblingTwitter. Judging by the replies on his posts, most of his followers appear to be fading him, but what the hell. If there is a market for this, who are we to judge?
DISCLAIMER: Almost all handicappers on Twitter will claim to be winning, but will offer no proof of long term records. If you follow them for a while and things don’t go well, they will almost certainly block you if you make any negative comments. For that reason, we have to give them low marks for transparency, and we would advise being very cautious about sending anyone on Twitter money for picks.
Our Documented Handicapper Leaderboards
Instead of thrifting through the jungle of undocumented sports handicappers on Twitter, why not make the smart move and follow the top cappers from our leaderboards.