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Kurt Boyer's Biography

Kurt’s sportswriting adventures have branded him a foremost expert on football, soccer, basketball, hockey, prize-fighting, and dozens of other competitions around the world. His editorials, rankings, and news reports have appeared in MSN.com, Yardbarker, and Bleacher Report. A rich writing style and eye for historical and cultural angles have helped him create a truly unique voice in online handicapping.

A 38-year-old resident of SoCal, Kurt boasts a seemingly boundless knowledge of the sports universe that has manufactured winning prediction records in FIFA, March Madness, English Premier League matches, and the Olympic Games. On the gridiron, he posted a 61% success rate on ATS and point-total picks during the 2017-18 NFL and FBS seasons.

Kurt successfully touted Villanova to win the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship and also nailed four out of four moneyline, goal-total, and proposition bets in the World Cup final between France and Croatia. He also specializes in international baseball, predicting months in advance that an underdog Team USA would win its first World Baseball Classic in 2017.

Kurt claims to have never found a website more committed to in-depth predictions and entertaining coverage than Legit Gambling Sites. “Most handicapping pages post odds, a few thinly-explained picks, and a whole bunch of systems and math,” he explains. “LegitGamblingSites.com is a publication for the real fan who also likes to bet once in a while.”

He holds a special place in his heart for high school football, in which his blogging persona “The Gridiron Geek” has been compared to legendary sports humorists like Lewis Grizzard and Patrick McManus. His favorite casino game is baccarat, and he hopes someday to learn the “foolproof” system used by Evelyn Tremble in Casino Royale.

Kurt’s other interests include music, history, politics, and classic television. His cat, Patricia, is in charge of his apartment.

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Kurt Boyer's Articles

How Vegas High-Rollers Are Rating the Power-5 Conferences in 2019-20

My overall angle on college football for the past 2-3 years has been simple – conferences are overrated. There’s an “elite” class of NCAA pigskin that transcends the leagues contenders play in. If you put Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, Notre Dame, UCF, Boise State, and Oklahoma in a division by themselves, they’d battle it out to […]

MMA Betting Tips: Why Grapplers Who Become Strikers and Vice Versa are Poor Favorites

I have a brand new laptop to deal with (no annoying Paper Clip mascot has weighed-in on my sentences yet, but I’m waiting), and feel like writing some sort of epic post to herald a new library of sports-handicapping material. What could be more epic than martial arts? No one could have dreamed back in […]

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The 7 Finest Ways to Enjoy Yourself at an Online Sportsbook

There’s a time-honored debate between Little League parents that really shouldn’t be a debate at all. Is it important for young athletes to try hard to win, or just to have fun playing the game? That’s what’s known in Logic 101 as a “false dilemma.” Youngsters should have fun playing – but it’s no fun […]

Odds on Hollywood’s Next Super Heroes – Tom Cruise vs Michael B. Jordan

Perhaps the most conspicuous of all actors’ contract negotiations occurred during the filming of old-fashioned soap operas back in the 20th century. Shows happened on simple timelines. If an actor or actress wasn’t pulling their weight, or a character wasn’t proving popular enough, the character on the soap could simply be killed-off, buried in a […]

Betting Sites Differ Wildly on Trump’s Odds to Win in 2020

It is tough to think of things that everyone can agree on in politics – never more so than in 2019. I’ve got to try, though – since my job here is to get readers on the same page. “No, it’s not,” you might say. “Your job at a handicapping blog is to handicap the […]

How the Vanishing of the Intentional Walk is Affecting MLB Betting

Basketball has the time-out for cleaning up a spill on the court. Soccer has the Neymar Roll. Football has the holding penalty, or maybe the T/O to ice the kicker. In every sport there’s a buzzkill just waiting to happen. Some might argue that in baseball, the most time-honored buzzkill is the “check runner” when […]

Why Legalized Sports Gambling is the Best Thing Ever for International Sports

I’ve got a hunch that sportsbooks prefer bettors win our 1st few bets. Ultimately a bookmaker hopes that lots of people will keep buying into his markets, knowing there will be enough Casual Joes (TM) in the mix for the house to turn a profit from careless and sloppy wagers. Volume means customers, and winning […]

Combining Pregame and Live Bets to Overcome Your Bookmaker

Among our many jobs here on the sports blog is to provide gamblers with options and alternatives, clearly laying out the potential pros and cons of all styles of betting. What we don’t do enough of is examine how the successful sports speculator can combine methods and markets on a single day, or while betting […]

Sluggers vs Contact Hitters: Moneyball Tactics Still Prevail Over Pure Power in 2019

Oakland’s “moneyball” playoff run of Hollywood lore ultimately had little to do with advanced calculus and mathematical wizardry. Billy Bean’s staff used analytics as means to an end, but the simple goal was to put more baserunners on the diamond with a maximum number of RBI opportunities. Moneyball also had an element of psychology. Remember […]

Tour Championship at East Lake: PGA Tour Betting Odds and FedEx Forecast

The timing of the sport of golf makes handicappers forget things…and forget excellent golfers. Golf’s calendar proceeds as it must. Meanwhile, the rush of media attention between April and August causes pundits to rush their opinions while the 4 majors help a maximum of 4 champions to worldwide notoriety. Those who do not win a […]

2019 FIBA World Cup: Team USA Update and Groups E Through H Group Winner Odds

State-side fans cringe, online sports bettors rejoice. Gregg Popovich and USA Basketball have problems and issues headed into the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in about 2 weeks. Not long ago, Team USA lost a practice game to a G-League outfit…if that help to lend any indication of the greybeard coach’s challenge in getting a […]

Big 12 Betting Preview: Vegas Futures Lines on Contenders of the Midwest

Terry O’ Neill, who helped turn John Madden into a worldwide superstar with CBS Sports in the 1980s, once directed a distributor to always put the Green Bay Packers on Chicago stations whenever the Bears weren’t playing simultaneously. The idea was that if Windy City fans didn’t have the Monsters of the Midway to cheer […]