Specialist: Ken Thomson
Ken Thomson, owner of SportsXRadio in Las Vegas, is a veteran sportscaster of more than 25 years and has become a recognized authority due to his expertise in all major sports, specifically College Basketball, College Football, and The NFL. He provides versatility with his extensive knowledge and savant-like memory.
Thomson gained experience in the NCAA world, calling games for UC Riverside and Long Beach State. He has tremendous relationships with many college coaches and broadcasters at over 50 universities nationwide. Ken worked with former NFL veteran Bob Golic for over 4 years in several Southern California markets and was recently recommended by renown bookmaker, Jay Kornegay of The Westgate Las Vegas, to serve as the Vegas Insider for ESPNU and ESPN on The Edge and Katz Korner television shows.
With Ken’s extensive knowledge, experience, and relationships in the College Sports arena – along with his ability to speak with experts on the scene via his radio show, Thomson is the perfect fit for the Specialty Sports Group as its College Football, NFL, and College Basketball aficionado.
Specialist: Basketball Guy
“Basketball Guy” earned his name after putting together a fantastic season on the college hardwood in 2015-2016, amassing a positive ledger of over 30-units. A professional bettor for all of his adult life, Basketball Guy was hand picked by former owner and now Race & Sports Director at SouthPoint, Chris Andrews, to be the hoops specialist for Against The Number. With his documented prowess for the college game, we have added “Basketball Guy” to our team of College Football specialists.
Specialist: JD Sharp
JD Sharp has maintained a 65% or better win rate Against The Number the last 3 seasons betting Major League Baseball on average odds of -133 for each game bet. He’s maintained the rate despite having at least one, and sometimes two games every day in a standard 162 game season. JD is considered to be one of the best Major League Baseball handicappers in the country.
A specialist in future wagers of all kinds, JD had a sizable wager on LSU to win the 2020 National Championship at 60/1. The wager was placed a week after the 2019 season ended. JD touted the Tigers from week 1 on radio shows like Ken Thomson’s ‘SportsXRadio’ during a popular segment coined ‘Friday Football Fiasco’ featuring Ken, and college football specialist Brad Powers.
JD is also a college basketball specialist for Against The Number. The last 5 years he’s maintained a winning percentage of 56% Against The Number wagering college hoops. He wagers more sides than totals in the sport, and will issue anywhere from 20-30 picks a week.
JD can be heard on the radio in Las Vegas Monday-Friday on 101.5FM/720 AM KDWN from 9AM-Noon during his popular show covering sports, politics, gambling, and entertainment “The Vegas Take”.