Sports betting touts(people who sell picks) market themselves as sports betting geniuses who hold the key to beating the books and you just need to pay them. Worse, the sports media as well as the media in general presents touts to the public as expert sports bettors who have a gift of sharp sports betting knowledge.
The real hard truth about touts is that they are all long term losers and could not give two shits about giving out winning plays to their clients. Their main task is not handicapping games or finding edges or winners, but sales and marketing. They spend most of their time on the gimmicks and marketing sizzle to lure people into their scam operation.
NEVER buy picks from anyone, period. It’s a bad bad idea.