There would be no reason to give a newcomer money for picks when the best names in the biz, with documented track records are right here. Plus, they are giving away picks too. I was out of town and heard one of the bet touting services hyping their stuff on AM radio - give them $100 and they "guarantee" to turn it into $1000 .... I had forgotten how entertaining those shows were and how far above a "cut above" that the pregame content is.
BTW, if you're going to raise Alpacas, treat them well.