Best Sports Betting Picks Sources

In today’s day and age, getting information can be very accessible via the internet. There are multiple different ways to get sports picks. Some picks you pay for through services and others you can find for free.

Our team has compiled a selection of the top sources for obtaining sports picks. Checkout our feature pages devoted to various types of picks.

Complying as much information as possible can help you make the best pick. In this segment, we are going to help navigate you through the different types of ways to get sports picks with recommendations of places to go.

Betting News Sports Picks

We also offer our own picks on our website. Our aggregated picks are based on the market consensus (the most common pick) from free picks providers across the sports betting industry.

  • OddsShark
  • Sports Betting Dime
  • Pickwise

Betting News uses predicted scores advertised by free picks providers to determine the market consensus. Consensus picks can be a great way to start off finding out what most experts are predicting for the games.

We pair the market consensus pick with the best available line from an online sportsbook. This then gives you the best bet for the spread, moneyline and totals.

Sports Picks Applications and Sites

We all have cell phones and do most of our day-to-day communication needs on them. There are numerous different applications that you can download for picks from top sports betting experts.

  • Action Network
  • Rotowire
  • VSiN
  • cash
  • Prediction Machine
  • Pickwise
  • theScore

Most have free offerings to start and then you can buy more access. Different package options are usually available, so you can pay for only what you want. The idea is to load you up with as much information and data as possible to make the best picks possible.

Services like Action Network and theScore offer analysis from betting experts as well as showing the updating betting splits (%’s on the handle and bets). They are also linked to sports books, so you can place bets through their app/website.

Action Network app screens

I have used props.cash and it is very good. It breaks down each sport that you sign up for by all props available. You can sort the data per player by previous amounts of games (L5 or L10) and previous games vs opponents for each stat category.

VIP or Premiums Services

Social media is great source for finding what they call “VIP” or “Premium” picks. I see a lot of them on Twitter specifically. This means you pay a monthly fee to join a messaging group, or an email service of picks handicapped by betting pros.

These groups normally have a handicapper for each sport, if not more than one. The idea is that you are paying for winning picks. You aren’t supposed to have to put in any work other than placing the bets. Nothing is guaranteed of course.

Now this can be a very slippery slope, as you can imagine. When you pay for something, you expect something in return (or results in this case), but as we know – nothing is guaranteed in sports betting!

AI and Model Predictive Data

Predictive Data can be extremely helpful when placing your bets. AI Technology and Models that are offered through varies companies. This allows you to take the bias out of your research and focus on just the data. Some examples are:

These are mainly subscription-based offerings that have different packages and are priced based on the information being offered. They usually break them down by sport as well.

I have personally used BetAlytics, which gives you data for both games and props from predictive data. It will calculate what they believe the line should be vs the actual line, so you can get a competitive edge when placing your bets. This really highlights some good spots for finding value.

These types of services can be great to use with your own research to compare. You may find your pick lining up with the predictive data or it doesn’t at all, and you can re-evaluate.

Free Picks Offerings

You can also find sources that offer insight and analysis for free as well! Some of the places you can find free picks can be chat room forums, social media platforms, or the good ole Google search. Some places include:

  • Reddit
  • Twitter
  • Twitch
  • Discord
  • Patreon
  • FlashPicks

All these platforms offer different ways to get picks. One even can even lead you to another. A good example is Twitter. There are a lot of sports handicappers on Twitter and have free discords where they post their write ups. You can join right from there.

Although they are free, you always want to do your own research to double check. Just because it’s free doesn’t mean that it is correct or a good pick!

Nick Zanghi
Nick Zanghi

Nick Zanghi is an avid hockey fan who loves to bet on NHL Props. Born and raised on LI, NZ is a lifelong Islanders #isles fan and also a Yanks #RepBX, Giants #togetherblue and #NYCFC supporter. When not watching or attending sporting events, he enjoys grilling and time with his wife and kids. Follow NZ on Twitter @wmmacmiller for more sports betting content.

Nick Zanghi is an avid hockey fan who loves to bet on NHL Props. Born and raised on LI, NZ is a lifelong Islanders #isles fan and also a Yanks #RepBX, Giants #togetherblue and #NYCFC supporter. When not watching or attending sporting events, he enjoys grilling and time with his wife and kids. Follow NZ on Twitter @wmmacmiller for more sports betting content.