Joe Gavazzi

Joe Gavazzi Knows



I was born in Oakmont, PA – a couple blocks from the world famous Oakmont Country Club, before it became world famous. I attended Denison University in Granville, Ohio, where I played varsity basketball and was a member of a golf team that won four conference championships.  I graduated from Denison University with a B.A. in Economics.  Some of my most memorable moments are the times I spent with my Kappa Sigma fraternity brothers.

I opened the phone lines of Private Players of Pittsburgh in the fall of 1979.  As a pioneer of the still growing sports service industry, I have been involved in virtually every phase of its development. 

For nearly a decade beginning in the mid-80s, I co-authored “Playbook” with Marc Lawrence of Preferred Picks.  Later, I wrote and edited “Power Plays” in conjunction with Steve Turner of Texas Sports Wire.

In the mid 80’s, I was among the first to operate a group of highly successful 900 numbers, again pioneering industry change. 

The 1990’s saw immense change in the area of technology and communication.  With nearly two decades of experience, my expertise and advice were sought by numerous off-shore sports books as they looked to gain a foothold in the sports betting industry.  I served as consultant to multiple sports books on the Island of Curacao and was a General Managing Partner of Casino of the Americas on the Island of St. Kitts.  These years provided outstanding education, as I was able to experience the mentality of the average sports bettor as well as that of the linemaker.   

It was also in the decade of the 1990s that I transitioned seamlessly to the opening of my first internet site, “the green”  In recent years, I developed and initiated the Winning Sports Advice App, partnering with Apple to disseminate the information through the ITunes store. 

Currently, my information is available at the website.  In addition, my volumes of articles are available on

Along the way, no one has churned out more net winners since 1979 in football, basketball and baseball.  Expertise, hard work and experience, along with a passion for my craft, ensure that will continue.

Below are some frequently asked questions that I am often asked.


(Q)  How do you handicap games?

(A)  I use a blend of fundamental, statistical, situational, and technical handicapping.  My style can be experienced in my written game analysis for paid clients as well as in my Pointspread Prognosis Football Newsletter, and in the FREE games and articles I post on and Joe Gavazzi  You may also sample a FREE game from me on a daily basis by calling the Original Pittsburgh Pipeline at 425-441-9467. 

(Q)  What is your record?

(A)  Since 1979, I have provided my clients with more net profit than any other public handicapper.  Second place isn’t even close.  My 36 year record is one of 57% accuracy.  You can read how good 57% is by reviewing the article entitled “How Good is 57%” on Winning Sports or at Joe Gavazzi  Or you can do a simple analysis for yourself by determining how much profit you would make, at your average bet size, over 100 or 1,000 games.  Compare that profit to that which you would have made in any other investment vehicle for a similar period of time.  You will quickly see how good 57% is and why I have more repeat clientele than anyone in the industry.

(Q)  How do you rate your games and how much should I play on each game?

(A)  Since 1979, I have been unique in the industry in rating by games of % of bankroll.   My games are rated 2% (Strong Opinion), 3% (Regular Play), 4% (Strong Play), and 5% (Top Play).  Then there are the occasional 6% Top of the Ticket plays that entering the 2015 Football season are on a run of 49- ATS 85% on CFB SIDES, NFL SIDES, and CBKB.   To determine your bankroll size and how to use it, read my article on Money Management.   It is the first thing I wrote when I opened by phone lines in 1979. 

(Q)  How do I know you are for real?

(A) Spending time at my websites should give you all the answers you need.  I am a prolific writer, who authors all the material on the site, ranging from topics including “Psychology of Sports Betting,“ “Handicapping Related Articles,” as well as daily game analysis for current football, baseball and basketball games.  Aside from reviewing the website, I invite you to do your due diligence.  I am sure you will find reports that I am honest, hardworking, and treat my clientele fairly.  This includes rates which are among the best bang for the buck in the sports service industry.  I may  be reached at 724-715-7186 or by email at