Frequently Asked Questions
How can I pay for your picks?
You can pay by picks with a credit card, check, or paypal. Paypal and Clickbank are the credit card processors we use to process payments, both of whom are very well respected online payment websites. We don't take any payments over the phone, everything is done safely and securely online.
What if when I pay by clickbank the charge gets denied?
Try using paypal instead. Or call the phone number on the back of your credit card and ask your bank why the charge didn't go through. Often times it is something silly like the billing zip code or security code didn't match. Any other reason your bank can help you out with.
What time are the picks released?
For basketball, baseball, and hockey all picks are sent the night before giving you plenty of time to bet the games as well as capitalize on the early line value. If you are a night owl you can stay up and wait for the next days plays, or when you wake up before work our premium picks email will be sitting in your inbox.
For our football picks we send an early update during the week normally on Monday morning with some early picks for the weekend. Additional updates come during the week with added picks. And then one final email the night before recapping all the selections as well as a couple late picks. This gives you the best advantage of timing your bets as well as gives us ample time to handicap and have all the information at our finger tips so that we can provide the highest quality of picks.
How do I get the picks?
All of our sports picks are sent via email. If for some reason you are unable to get to a computer you can call our office toll free at 1-800-9-MADDUX and a customer service rep can verify your member status and email address and give you the days picks over the phone.
How can I contact Maddux Sports?
The phone numbers and email address for the different departments are listed on the contact page.
Can I Actually Make a Living Following your Picks?
Yes. If you understand realistic expectations and use sound money management, our seasonal sports picks will turn a profit over the long run. Depending on the size of your bets and your style of living will determine whether or not you can make a living investing off our sports betting advice.
Can I have more than 1 email address if I am a member?
Yes you can have an 1 additional email address. If you have a blackberry or would just like a backup email address, email us with your current members email address and the new address you would like added to the premium pick list.
Are Your Sports Picks Monitored?
Up until 2003 all of our sports picks were monitored. We had numerous top 5 finishes across the board in all sports. At this time we don't have an independent monitor that grades our selections. This is for a few reasons. The main reason we stopped was that our picks were being sold backdoor without us receiving a dollar of the revenue earned.
Some monitoring websites are run by crooks. When we were monitored in the past owners would own multiple service names and put up fake stats for their services for the top prizes. We don't wish to be associated with those types of people.
Other monitors don't let you rate your plays in different units, and very often lines are different than the numbers we give to our clients. If the record is not 100% accurate there is no point having picks monitored.
After being in the business for so long and earning the reputation we have we don't feel being monitored is necessary. We have a long loyal list of clients and we let the clients monitor our records. We have no way of lying about past records or we wouldn't have any clients. If you take a look at our site, you will see the difference between us and the rest of the handicapping world. We are in a class of our own and are one of the few services that actually wins long term.
If you want to know independent documented results from Maddux Sports check out the ultimate handicapping challenge website. In 2006 alone we finished number 1 in college football and also won the NBA portion of the contest. We also finished 2nd in the college basketball handicapping challenge. We have won that contest multiple times over the last 5 years. These results should be enough to show you that Maddux Sports is the BEST online handicapper out there today.
Are your picks guaranteed to win?
Yes all packages are guaranteed to turn a profit or additional time is sent free of charge. You can read the full rules on the guarantee policy page.
Do you have lock picks or inside information games?
No, websites that use these terms are scamdicappers. Click the link to understand what a scamdicapper is. Anyone that offers you a can't lose pick or says they have a team of scouts with inside information is a scam artist that belongs behind bars. These types of plays don't exist. These are the same guys that claim they win 75% of their picks and bet millions on games.
The next time someone offers you a lock, 75% winners, or inside information games ask yourself this question. Doesn't this seem too good of an opportunity to be true? The answer is yes it is. These scammers feed off the naivety of the general public.
If you want to see the high pressure salesman squirm a little bit ask him these questions.
1) Why are you being so kind to offer this highly valuable information
to me for free?
2) How long have you been betting these 75% winner type games? Ask him how much money he has made over the last year and how many games he has played. The numbers won't match up.
3) Ask him if he has this information how is he getting all this money down and the line isn't moving?
4) Ask him what type of information he has, is the QB just going to pass out on the field? Is the running back just going to hand the other team the ball? Is the starting pitcher going to walk 10 guys in a row. The bottom line is there is no inside information, their responses to any of these questions or any other well thought out question should be very entertaining.
You signed up to sample 1 day of our services and we had a losing day.
After 1 day of receiving the free picks newsletter the free pick loses and you ask to be removed or reply with a similar response as "Your picks suck, I can pick better."
If you are one of these types of people STOP BETTING TODAY! Until you learn realistic expectations and money management you will be a losing sports bettor. If you are a free pick subscriber this means you also didn't follow instructions before signing up. We ask all free pick readers to read our free pick expectations article outlining how our free pick newsletter works.
You will also want to read up on the meaning of the word variance.
We judge results over the long run, not on a day to day basis. We treat sports betting as an investment vehicle. Those that do not share those same attributes will never succeed in this difficult endeavor and are better off taking up knitting instead of sports betting.