It’s Follow Friday in Twitter land, and since many of you are probably looking for good sports betting follows this football season, I figured I’d put together a follow list with industry sources, oddsmakers, handicappers and strong information providers.
I follow just about everybody on the list below in some form or fashion, and I think you would benefit from doing the same. So, here is a list — A through Z (sort of) — of people to follow.
If you have any suggestions, or if you yourself would like to be added to the list, shoot me an e-mail and I’ll update it. And if I missed you, please don’t be offended. I’m sure there are some glaring omissions on the list.
UPDATED: I created a Twitter list with all the names found below. You can access it by clicking here.
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Adam Kramer: College football blog with plenty of sports betting talk. Good guy, too.
AJ’s Plays: Handicapper and sports betting information provider.
Andy Fezzik: Stock trader with a passion for sports. More importantly, brother of Steve Fezzik, two-time winner of the Hilton Supercontest.
Ashton Grewal: Content editor at Covers.com.
Beyond the Bets: < – - – Incredible sports betting info, great person.
Betting Expert Blog: Very informative sports betting blog.
Bill Simmons: Writes a weekly sports betting column during the season.
Brackin, S: Recommended follow.
Brian Edwards: VegasInsider handicapper. Good source of information.
Caesars Palace: Vegas Sports Book and Casino.
Case Keefer: Sports writer, Kansas graduate; covers fighting, poker and sports betting.
Chad Millman: Gambling/sports betting guy for ESPN insider.
Chris Copeland: Founder of TracktheBet.com.
Coaches BTN: Web site that provides an objective, statistical view of college football coaches.
Colin Cowherd: One of only two ESPN Radio personalities unafraid of talking about sports betting.
Covers Team: Web site that offers news, odds & lines, stats, sports betting forums and more.
Dan Shapiro: Marketing Director at Lucky’s.
Danny Sheridan: Handicapper and sports analyst for USA TODAY. Also, a blowhard.
Darren Rovell: Sports business reporter for CNBC. Has occasional sports betting tweets, and if I’m being honest, he’s probably my favorite follow on Twitter.
Dave Bartoo: Founder of College Football Matrix. Team recruiting, stats odds, trends, strength of schedule and coaching.
Dave Mason BOL: Sportsbook Brand Manager for BetOnline.
Dave Tuley: Owner of ViewFromVegas.com. Takes a look at the sports world as a journalist and gambler.
David Payne Purdum: Sports writer.
David Schwartz: Directs the Center for Gaming Research at UNLV.
Dominic Zaccagnini: Nationally syndicated Fox Sports radio host who discusses sports betting on-air, including his popular Monday “Bad Beats” segment.
Don Best Sports: Source for sports betting information.
Gambling 911: Gambling, sports and entertainment news. Very good site. Breaks lots of offshore news.
Gaming Today: Covers the casino industry, slots, poker and Nevada’s sports betting industry.
Grey Matter Stats: Great statistics database that will help you bet smart.
Gill Alexander: Hosts one of the best sports betting podcasts on the Internet.
Hilton Super Contest: NFL pick contest offered through Las Vegas Hilton Sports Book and Casino.
International Sports Betting Association: Fighting on behalf of sports bettors’ rights.
Incarcerated Bob: Provides breaking news in the sports industry. He’s a bit of a personality, though, so be warned.
ITGLife: Twitter handicapper.
Jason McIntyre: Founder of TheBigLead.com. Provider of sports and media news. Funny as hell to follow during the football season, especially when the Jets are playing. Always has good sports betting tweets.
Jason Sample: Professional sports handicapper.
Jay Kornegay: Las Vegas Hilton executive director of race and sports.
Jeff Grant: Strong sports betting information provider. Good follow.
Jeff Haney: Sports and gambling writer.
Jeff Sherman: Las Vegas Hilton Race and Sports Assistant Manager and golf oddsmaker.
Jimmy Singh: Twitter handicapper.
Jimmy Vaccaro: Las Vegas bookmaker. Director of Sports Operations and Public Relations at Lucky’s Race and Sports Book.
Joe Fortenbaugh: Writer at The National Football Post. Understands Twitter. Very heady.
John Marks: NHL guru.
Johnny Detroit: Professional sports handicapper and gambler.
JTC Sports Investments: Recommended follow.
Kreatture: Twitter handicapper.
Las Vegas Hilton: Official twitter page of Las Vegas Hilton.
Las Vegas Sun: News and information in Las Vegas.
Lance Zierlein: Blogger and handicapper for The Sideline View.
Larry Hartstein: Lead NFL writer at Covers.com.
Maddux Sports: Very good provider of sports betting information, including trends, etc.
Marc Lawrence: Sports handicapper and publisher of the Marc Lawrence Playbook magazine and newsletter.
MLB Price Machine: Great tool to help you identify line value on MLB bets.
Matt Lindeman: Twitter handicapper who also works at a Las Vegas sportsbook.
Matthew Smith: Sports writer for Scout.com. Loves to argue with me and defend Ohio State.
Matty Vegas: Tweets about sports betting, the stock market and sports betting market.
Micah Roberts: Former Las Vegas Sports Book Director who writes columns for various outlets covering College Football & Basketball, NFL, Fantasy sports, MLB and NASCAR.
Mike Wilkening: Senior editor for Pro Football Weekly and PFW handicapping writer.
Myles: Handicapping researcher and sharp guy.
Oskar Garcia: Associated Press reporter covering casinos and gambling in Las Vegas.
Payne Insider: Sports handicapper and consultant for payneinsider.com. Host of The Breakdown on ESPN 950.
Phil Steele: Phil Steele is the publisher of Phil Steele’s College Football Preview.
Philly Godfather: Underrates Michigan and Virginia.
Quant Coach: QC is the son of a football coach who quantifies NFL coaching by statistically separating the contribution of plays to success from the contribution of players
RASPicks: Twitter account of Right Angle Sports, one of the few reputable handicapping services.
Richard Stand: Former winner of the Hilton NFL Supercontest.
R.J. Bell: CEO of Pregame.com and a Las Vegas insider.
Review Journal: The Las Vegas Review-Journal.
SBR Forum: Sports odds community and betting news site for all the major sports.
Scott Van Pelt: Lots of sports betting banter on his daily radio show.
So Money: Twitter handicapper and sports investor. Another one of my favorites. Very good guy.
Sports Insights: Offers real-time betting trends and live odds across the four major sports and colleges. If you’re looking for accurate public betting percentages and detailed breakdowns of who is betting what and where, this is the place.
Spreadapedia: A software tool that allows you to see how NFL teams perform Against the Spread.
Steve Fezzik: Professional Las Vegas sports bettor. Two-time winner of the Hilton Supercontest.
Stuckey2: Twitter handicapper.
Team Rankings: Provides data-driven sports analysis. Great information and insight here.
Teddy Sevransky: Professional sports bettor and sports talk radio personality.
Timmy Whitehead: Writes articles on sports betting strategies, alternative sports investing and sports marketing. Visit his site by clicking here.
Todd Fuhrman: Caesars Palace Race and Sportsbook analyst.
Trev Rogers: Owner of betvega.com. Provides sports news with an emphasis on betting.
WagerMinds: Sports handicapping site where users prove their skills by making picks with real Vegas lines. Always tweeting useful, relevant info. Great follow.
World_Wide_Wob: Twitter handicapper.
Wynn Las Vegas: Official twitter page for Wynn Las Vegas.