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Raphael Esparza (VSI)

Page Updated April 17, 2024 @ 10:24 AM CST
Raphael Esparza (VSI)

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Former Vegas Sports Book Director has you covered with daily selections from NFL, College Football, NBA, MLB, NHL Hockey, College Basketball, CFL, English Premier League, Champions League and Major League Soccer. Don't forget my MMA/Boxing weekend plays as well.

Big Wednesday Betting Card in all Sports

NBA: 4U Play-In Play

MLB: 4U Play

SOCCER: 4U Champions Play



NBA Wednesday 4-Unit Play

3 out 5 Winning Seasons



MLB Wednesday 4-Unit Play

MLB Monday 4-Unit Winner

Back-to-Back 8-Unit MLB Winners

2 out 3 Winning Seasons $7,780



NHL Wednesday No Play

NHL Tuesday 3-Unit Winner

Back-to-Back Winning Days $600

NHL Winning Season Last Year

9 out 12 Winning Seasons



Wednesday 4-Unit Champions Play

Soccer Run $2,115

2022 Men's WC Soccer Tournament $1,050

2019 WWC Soccer Tournament 18-6 $5,960


Daily Props

Wednesday 4-Unit NBA Daily Prop Play

All Daily Props $25

2022 Daily Props $2,620


Horse Racing

No Wednesday Horse Racing

Last Saturday Winning Day $232

Back-to-Back Preakness Winning Yrs $830

Horse Racing Plays $25



UFL Week #4 Plays out Saturday

UFL WK #3 4-Unit Winner

Last Year USFL Winning Season


MMA / Boxing

Saturday UFC 300 8-Unit Winner

Last Saturday 6-Unit UFC Vegas WINNER

Boxing/MMA Run $1,950

UFC 298 7-Unit Winner

UFC 297 6-Unit Winner

UFC 296 7-Unit Winner


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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 14 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 - 5U or Higher

Big Unit Run 51-35 $7,380

5U Plays All Sports Run $6,500

6U Plays All Sports Run $7,320

7U Plays All Sports Run $4,200

2023 Big Unit Plays $11,500

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.

Q: In 3 sentences or less, explain as an expert how you prepare for your weekly best bets for the upcoming NFL Picks and College Football Picks seasons?

A: I spend most of the time researching teams (both NFL & College) offense/defense coaching staffs and schemes. Playing totals is a big part of my gambling plays so I'm always researching everything/anything on how teams are preparing for their upcoming seasons.

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.

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