Docs Website

A Recognized Leader And Trusted Name In Sports Handicapping Since 1971

Raphael Esparza (VSI)

Page Updated May 26, 2018 @ 10:41 PM CST
Raphael Esparza (VSI)

Member Notes

Former Vegas Sports Book Director has you covered with daily selections from NFL, College Football, NBA, NHL Hockey, College Basketball, CFL, English Premier League, and Major League Soccer. Don't forget my 'Other Sports' section, as we are having a monster run in the UFC and Boxing plays.

Big Saturday Betting Card in all Sports

SOCCER 8-Unit Champions League GOTY

MLB 4-Unit Play

WNBA 4-Unit Play


Saturday 8-Unit Champions League GOTY

Soccer Run 10-5 $2,685

Last 27 EPL Soccer Plays 21-6 $5,680

2017 Winning Premier League Season $2,345

2016 Winning Premier League Season $5,545

2016 Winning Champions League Soccer $1,515



MLB Saturday 4-Unit Play

MLB Run 11 out 18 Winners

6 out 7 MLB Winning Seasons

7 out 10 MLB Winning Seasons

2015 MLB Season +$14,995



WNBA Saturday 4-Unit Play

WNBA Run 3-1 $660

LY WNBA Playoffs 6-1 $1,850

2014 WNBA Season: +69 Units $5,980

5 out 6 Winning WNBA Seasons


NBA Basketball

NBA Playoffs Saturday No Play

Last Year 6 out 10 7-Unit or Higher Winners

LY: NBA Run $4,810

7 out 10 Winning NBA Seasons



NHL Stanley Cup starts Monday

NHL Playoff Run 8-2 $3,345

Last Year 12 out 20 6-Unit of Higher Winners

2016 NHL Season $12,310

NHL Top Capper on Site 2 out 3 Years

5 out 7 Winning NHL Seasons


Other Sports / Events

Sunday 7-Unit Indy 500 Matchup Play

Sunday 7-Unit UFC FIght Night 130

Last 19 Boxing/UFC Plays 14-5 $2,755

2016 Fights: 30-20 +$2,495

2015 Other Sports: +138 Units $11,145

2015 Fights: 37-17 +113 Units $9,440

(All Boxing/MMA plays are in 'Other Sports')



Fort Worth Invitational 4-Unit Play Underway

2018 Golf Run $1,995

2017 British Open Plays $600

2017 The Masters 7U Winner (Masters 2-0 $1,100)


Horse Racing

Belmont Stakes Saturday June 9


Articles by Raphael Esparza (VSI)

Videos by Raphael Esparza (VSI)

  • Subscribe NOW

  • College Basketball $60 Free Video

  • NBA Basketball $60 Free Video

  • NHL Hockey $60 Free Video

  • Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

  • How to bet the Kentucky Derby

  • All Bets are Off; Candid Interview

Raphael Esparza (VSI)'s BIO

Raphael Esparza (VSI)

One Man, One Handicapper, The Vegas Sports Informer

The biggest mystery in professional sports handicapping has been revealed! Raphael Esparza, aka the Vegas Sports Informer, has come clean as the man behind one of the most successful and most consistent handicapping records in the country.

Raphael Esparza has over 13 years of experience as a sportsbook manager at four of the biggest, most well known sportsbooks on the Vegas Strip. His position has given him contacts and access to the sharpest lines and action in the industry, and he has used that to help his clients earn a ridiculous amount of cash over the last several years. Raphael is one of the first handicappers to get the dirt on anything from injuries and suspensions to soft lines and late line movements. And he uses this info to stay one step ahead of the general betting public.

Big Unit Results - 6U or Higher

2017 Big Unit Results

121-94 (55%) $10,720

2016 Big Unit Results

107-88 (54%) +$4,495

2015: 135-75 (65%) 6 Unit or Higher Winners $29,400

The well-connected Esparza has more than 18 years of sports handicapping experience and has spent the last seven years with Doc's Sports as The Vegas Sports Informer. Raphael literally set and adjusted the lines at some of the biggest books in Las Vegas so no one has a better understand of how the sportsbooks operate than him.

Raphael's success stems from his power ratings and thousands of trends personally tracked over many years. These have proven to be winners time and time again.

Esparza, an Indiana native, has been one of the most consistent moneymakers in the industry. He is generally considered to be the best NBA handicapper in the country thanks to a remarkable seven consecutive winning seasons. That includes an amazing $10,000 in profit for $100-per-Unit bettors last season alone and Raphael is going to keep the streak alive this winter.

Also, follow me on Twitter at @VSIdocsports.

Getting the inside scoop from the Vegas sports books is what gives Raphael the edge. He has an elaborate network of contacts inside and outside of the major casinos all over the country. He also travels all over watching games from the best seats in the house, personally scouting players and teams to help him and his clients make money. When you sign up for picks from VSI, his detailed analysis will tell you why you are on the right side of these games and his winning record can't be disputed.

Raphael has been delivering winning results in NFL, College Football, NBA, College Basketball, WNBA, Soccer (World Cup, Euro Cup, English Premier League, Champions League, and MLS) and MLB Baseball in his years with the Doc's Sports team of handicappers. Be sure to check the "Informers Daily Power Source" to the left for daily updated free picks and information, as well as updated articles.

One E-mail A Week Is All You Need!
Our weekly newsletter is loaded with exclusive free picks,insight and advice from our expert handicappers