I started at pregame in college as a novice sports-bettor and my early results demonstrate this. I cannot claim to be a long term winner, but I have had an excellent year. I am one of the top rated non-business members on pickmonitor.com and have won several handicapping awards on the site in the last few months. With over 1000 picks logged and up over 200 units, the sophisticated metrics used by pickmonitor (Z score, R^2) indicate that this is not entirely luck, although I doubt I would be able to duplicate a 3.98 ROI over the next 1000 picks. Maybe time to fade me!