A lifetime Missouri resident, Spartan placed his first wager back in 1971 on Ali/Frazier, and has been interested in sports gambling ever since. As a youth Spartan was mentored by coaching legend Cotton Fitzsimmons. Working over a decade as a local bookie, he used the money earned to put three daughters through college (with one still to go!). As a handicapper, he's cashed six of seven years in the NFL, including two documented championships. Columbia Daily Tribune newspaper said about Spartan: "You would be hard pressed to find a better NFL handicapper. If you like betting on the NFL, and if you like winning, you'd be crazy not to hire him!" Spartan uses a power-ranking-based approach as a starting point, filtered by a comprehensive consideration of other tangible and intangible factors. And Spartan is no one-sport specialists, earning two documented NBA championships in addition to strong insights into the Big 12 and Missouri Valley conference. PregamePros.com is the only place to bet the exact same games as Spartan!