Andrew Lange’s path to becoming a full-time bettor and handicapper is one of the more unique stories you’ll come across.
“I don’t have the prototypical background. A lot of guys have ties to Las Vegas or some sort of finance background. I’ve worked in the sports industry and dabbled in betting as a kid but my resume doesn’t exactly scream sports bettor.”
Lange started at Sportsmemo back in 2007 as the website’s content director and within a year was given the opportunity to be a full-time handicapper. He is also the host of the nationally recognized Sportsmemo Podcast.
“People tell me all the time that they could do my job. I don't disagree with them, so long as they are willing to fully commit and put in a ton of hours. Between the Sportsmemo Blog, Sportsmemo Podcast, my own personal betting and providing winning sports information to clients, my whole life revolves around this stuff.”
Lange's story is a nice one, but the one and only thing that defines success in the sports information industry is winning and for Lange, he's delivered the goods. Over the last three years, Lange has established himself as one of the most consistent handicappers in the business and it starts with college basketball. With over 500 documented selections in three years, Lange has produced three consecutive winning seasons, 56% winners and over +50 units on profit on a one- and two-unit scale.
"I'll put my college basketball up against any service, handicapper and gambler in the country. That may seem bold, but the results are real."
2011-12 proved to be one of the best college basketball seasons in Sportsmemo history as Andrew Lange put up a 109-76 59% record good for an amazing +33.65 units of profit. It marked Lange's third consecutive winning season and second top ten finish at The Sports Monitor. Lange also improved his lifetime college basketball totals record to 141-88 62% +55.30 units of profit.
“I take a lot of pride in my college hoops but have really worked hard to become an all-around handicapper. I’m having a tremendous 2012 in all sports (57% on nearly 300 plays as of 8/29) and am constantly tweaking and improving my game in order to stay ahead of the betting markets.”
“One of the keys to my development is being surrounding by such a great group of handicappers. Guys like Erin Rynning, Brent Crow, Rob Veno, and Teddy Covers, who have been doing this for years, taught me a ton about everything from betting strategy to money management. It makes perfect sense that I model myself after some of the most well respected handicappers in the country.”
And while sports betting is a 24/7/365 gig, Lange does enjoy some of the other things life has to offer.
“I played baseball and basketball in college so I’m addicted to being active. I’m pretty serious when it comes to running and thanks to Brent Crow, I’ve developed a strong passion for fishing as well. But most important, I spend time with my wonderful wife and son who have always been supportive of what I do. Some may see family as a distraction but it creates the perfect balance I need to stay sharp.”
Follow Andrew on Twitter @LangeSportsmemo