Raheem graduated from the Wharton School of Business in 2008 and is from the city where they eat cheesesteaks, boo Beyonce and throw snowballs at Santa. Loves corner threes, high PNRs, RPOs and pick plays. Despises contested mid-range jumpers and teams who “establish the run."
He spent much of his life as a DJ and a producer going by the name of DJ R to Da IZZA, spinning in nightclubs all over the country featuring celebrities such as Allen Iverson, Raekwon the Chef, Jill Scott, Terrence J, Kevin Hart, Questlove and more. He was also a marketing specialist at Roc Nation and graphic designer before becoming a professional sports gambler, building models to find and capitalize on the inefficiencies within betting markets. He's been a mission to #DefundTheBookies since 2009.
I started betting sports in 2009 as a hobby when Delaware Park was allowed to offer parlay betting on NFL games. Although placing parlay bets is fun and you could obtain an edge by betting the stale numbers on parlay cards, I quickly recognized that parlays were difficult to beat and started betting single games off shore and with local bookies.
Although I spent most of my life as a creative, I went back to everything I learned at Wharton and used that to build my own models. At some point I started to find more success betting than I did in the entertainment industry and I made the leap and never looked back. When the pandemic hit and Action was looking for NBA writers in the bubble, I decided I wanted to share my work with the world.
Raheem studied marketing at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, however he also took statistics 101 and 102 which is the foundation for his emergence into sports betting.
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NBA, NFL and boxing sides, totals and spreads. But I'll bet on anything if I can find an edge or a market inefficiency.