Al McMordie

Al McMordie is the most honored technical handicapper in the country. Overall, in the last 31 years, Big Al has garnered 52 NUMBER ONE awards in football, basketball, baseball and hockey; 216 Top 5 finishes; and 416 Top 10 finishes.

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All Leagues 333 274 54.9% + 3,014
NBA 2023-24 112 78 59.0% + 2,619
College Basketball 2023-24 334 271 55.2% + 3,509
NHL 2023-2024 25 17 59.5% + 599
NFL 2023-24 79 71 52.7% + 72


Pick Title League Game Date Pick Score Result
BIG AL's 100%, 15-0 ATS NCAA FINAL FOUR SMASH College Basketball Purdue Boilermakers (33-4) vs NC State Wolfpack (26-14) 2024-04-06 06:09 PM NC State Wolfpack: +9.5 -120 63-50 Loss
BIG AL's 31-10 NHL SLAPSHOT CLUB WINNER! NHL Edmonton Oilers (45-24-5) vs Colorado Avalanche (48-22-6) 2024-04-05 09:00 PM Edmonton Oilers: -120 6-2 Win
BIG AL's 93% (12-1 ATS) NBA PAYBACK PAYDAY! NBA Dallas Mavericks (46-30) vs Golden State Warriors (42-34) 2024-04-05 08:30 PM Dallas Mavericks: -5 -110 108-106 Loss
BIG AL's NIT TOURNEY CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER! College Basketball Seton Hall Pirates (24-12) vs Indiana State Sycamores (31-6) 2024-04-04 07:00 PM Indiana State Sycamores: -2.5 -110 79-77 Loss
BIG AL's NHL NON-DIVISION GAME OF THE MONTH! NHL Dallas Stars (47-19-9) vs Edmonton Oilers (45-23-5) 2024-04-03 09:30 PM Edmonton Oilers: +100 5-0 Loss
BIG AL's 71% NBA ELITE INFO WINNER! NBA Milwaukee Bucks (47-28) vs Memphis Grizzlies (25-50) 2024-04-03 08:00 PM Milwaukee Bucks: -13.5 -110 101-111 Loss
BIG AL's NBA PAYBACK PAYDAY (OFF 3-0 SWEEP)! NBA Golden State Warriors (40-34) vs Dallas Mavericks (45-29) 2024-04-02 10:00 PM Golden State Warriors: -1 -110 104-100 Win
BIG AL's 10-0 NIT TOURNEY GAME OF THE YEAR! College Basketball Seton Hall Pirates (23-12) vs Georgia Bulldogs (20-16) 2024-04-02 09:30 PM Seton Hall Pirates: -3.5 -120 84-67 Win
BIG AL's NHL SLAPSHOT CLUB (OFF 3-0 SWEEP)! NHL Nashville Predators (43-27-4) vs Boston Bruins (43-17-15) 2024-04-02 08:00 PM Nashville Predators: +100 0-3 Loss
BIG AL's NBA HIGH ROLLER (OFF 3-0 SWEEP)! NBA Toronto Raptors (23-51) vs LA Lakers (43-33) 2024-04-02 07:00 PM Toronto Raptors: +12.5 -105 111-128 Loss


Al McMordie is the most honored technical sports handicapper in the country, with 52 handicapping championships since 1992.

Active since: 1992

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Al McMordie is the most honored technical sports handicapper in the country. Overall, in the last 31 years, Big Al has garnered 52 NUMBER ONE awards in football, basketball, baseball and hockey; 216 Top 5 finishes; and 416 Top 10 finishes. Al is a featured handicapper at the most prestigious gambling web sites, and was a panelist on The Winning Edge and Proline Television shows from 2001 through 2010. Additionally, in 2002, Big Al was featured in FHM Magazine, and he was featured in ESPN Magazine in 2010.

Some highlights:

In 2023, Al was 503-407 in NBA/NCAA Hoops, and ranked #1 in NBA/NCAA Basketball Combined win percentage, return on risk, and net profit at (his 3rd straight year that he ranked #1 in NBA/NCAA return on risk). Big Al also ranked #1 in NBA Playoffs win percentage, with a 37-18 record, and #3 in NCAA Basketball net profit. And he won in the NFL for his 11th straight season.

In 2022, Big Al ranked #1 in NBA/NCAA Basketball Combined win percentage, return on risk, and net profit at, with a 469-392 record; and #2 in NBA Regular Season return on risk, with a 9.09% ROI.

In 2021, Big Al ranked #1 in NBA/NCAA Basketball Combined win percentage, with a 315-246 record; #2 in NCAA Basketball with a 157-115 record, and correctly forecast in the preseason that the Milwaukee Bucks (at 13-2 odds) and Baylor (at 12-1 odds) would win the NBA and NCAA championships, respectively.

In 2020, Al predicted before the season that the Tampa Bay Lightning (at 7-1 odds) and Los Angeles Dodgers (at 4-1 odds ) would win their respective championships.

In 2019, Al forecast that the Washington Nationals (at 18-1 odds) and Virginia Cavaliers (at 22-1 odds) would win championships.

In 2018, Big Al ranked #1 in NFL Net Wins, with a 72-48 record, as documented by The Sports Monitor. Al also correctly predicted the Golden State Warriors would win the NBA title.

And from 2012, when he also ranked #1 in the NFL with a 76.7% record on his Late Phone Service (as documented by The Sports Monitor), through 2020, Big Al’s won 9 straight NFL seasons.

In 2017, Al finished #1 in the NHL, and also ranked #1 in the NHL in 2014.

In 2017, Al correctly predicted the Houston Astros (at 10-1 odds) would win the World Series.

In 2017, Al hit another NBA futures pick with Golden State (at -125) to win the championship.

In 2015, Al also finished #1 (of 1727 entrants) in the Westgate Casino NFL Mini-Contest, and #2 in NCAA Football in 2016 (at both The Sports Monitor and Handicappers Watchdog).

In 2014, Al forecast the San Antonio Spurs (at 14-1 odds) would win the NBA title.

In 2012, Al won his futures prediction on the Kentucky Wildcats (at 11-2 odds) to win the NCAA basketball championship.

In 2011, Al correctly predicted the Green Bay Packers (at 10-1 odds) would win the Super Bowl.

In 2009, Al predicted the New York Yankees (at 5-2 odds) to win the World Series.

In 2007, Big Al won the $100,000 World Series of Sports Handicapping, and also finished #1 in NCAA Basketball March Madness.

In 2004, Al won the most prestigious handicapping contest in Las Vegas -- The Stardust Invitational.

In 2000, Al was 157-114 in football, including 10-0 (100%) in the NFL Playoffs. Al has won 23 of his 31 football seasons. Another highlight of Al's career came in 1997, when Big Al was ranked #1 by SPORTS WATCH in NCAA Football/NFL Win Percentage, and #1 in NCAA Football Regular Season/Bowls by THE SPORTS MONITOR. Al has one of the best basketball records over the past 31 seasons (winning 23 of 31 seasons), and was ranked #1 in baseball for the 1996 and 2001 seasons. For consistency across all four sports, you can count on Al McMordie.

Indeed, the Las Vegas Sporting News recognized Al in its December 17, 1996 issue, and wrote that: "[Al's] honesty, integrity, [and] skills...are obvious....We have been impressed by [his] uncanny ability to pick big underdogs that win the game straight-up....We've seen handicappers come and go, and get hot and cold, but no one has been as consistent over time as McMordie, and we strongly urge you to consider him as your handicapper."

Besides being a champion handicapper, Al McMordie is a corporate attorney, and earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Michigan. Al resides in Los Angeles, California.

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