The developers of NFLProPicker are twin brothers, Brian and Barry Yager. They each are passionate about NFL football and they realized a few years ago that they also had the complementary skill sets needed to realize their goal of actually making money by wagering on the "right" team in "selected" games.
Brian graduated with an Honors degree in Economics, but once in the real world he discovered computers and embarked on a career in Information Technology. He's done just about everything in the computer field at one time or the other. His overriding strength in the IT field is in the design and creation of application software, Brian's all about creating automated solutions.
Barry graduated from University with a Bachelor of Commerce, after which he earned his designation as a Professional Accountant. Up to 2005, he worked in Industry and his last two positions were VP Finance and Chief Financial Officer respectively of large public and private companies. During his time in Industry, Barry gained extensive experience in statistical sampling and statistical analysis. After 2005, he started working at home as a full time investor in the stock market, his primary focus being to maximize the rate of return on his investments.
Sample of our Flagship Product - NFLProPicker Preferred Wagers
NFLProPicker does not determine or report NFL winners against the spread in the same manner as traditional handicappers. Each week, we deliver a schedule similar to the one shown below for Week 17 of 2009. Note that NFLProPicker selects a winner for each and every match-up, but only certain games are being recommended for wagers.
The Preferred Wager (PW) factor is an NFLProPicker term that is key to understanding the schedule below. The PW value is not a percentage factor. It is a numeric value that is only relevant when compared to the PW Threshold Value (55.79 in our example below). If the PW factor for a particular team in a match-up is greater than the Threshold Value, then that team is deemed to be a "statistically sound" wager choice.
Guaranteed winners are highlighted in the bright green section. If losers exceed winners in this area, then the purchase fee is refunded. Games in the pale green area are appropriate for wagers if the displayed spread and a line of 110 or better can be obtained from a gaming house – these games, however, are not eligible for refunds. Match-ups in the red area are not being recommended for wagering.
Sample of our Secondary Product - NFLProPicker Analytics
Many hard-core NFL fans are interested in looking at team statistics in order to draw their own conclusions when deciding on a winner of a particular match-up. There is no shortage of statistics available via the media; the problem is that it is an arduous and time-consuming task to track them down and, more importantly, to understand which ones are the most relevant.
Statistics play a prominent role in the NFLProPicker software in helping to identify the team most likely to win against the spread. Accordingly, the determination of their importance and their compilation each week during the season occurs as a matter of course.
NFLProPicker has narrowed down the relevant stats to 10 major areas. Where applicable, statistics are presented as a composite of offensive and defensive records. Each category ranks the 32 NFL teams from strongest to weakest and shows their relative rating. There is also a summary schedule that lists all the categories and ranks the teams based on the average thereof. What follows is an example of one of the spreadsheets, namely Red Zone Strength.