Is there a minimum number of picks required to be eligible for the accuracy competition?

Yes, leaderboard eligibility requires a minimum number of Quick Picks based on the sport (weekly or daily) and bet type (ATS, O/U, Moneyline).

For Weekly Sports (i.e.: NFL, NCAAF)

  • Regular Season: At least 4 Quick Picks for a particular bet type (ATS, O/U, Moneyline) must be made in order to qualify for the leaderboard of that bet type for a given week during the regular season.

  • Playoffs: During the playoffs, the minimum requirement is 2 Quick Picks for each of the first 3 rounds and 1 Quick Pick for the Super Bowl/Championship game.

In total, at least 80 Quick Picks of a specific bet type are required to qualify for the full season accuracy leaderboard for that bet type.

For Daily Sports Starting April 2022 (i.e.: MLB, NHL, NBA)

The following minimums will apply to all daily sports starting with the 2022 MLB season. They will not be applied retroactively to the 2021 NBA or NHL seasons.

  • Regular Season: The minimum number of picks to appear on each monthly leaderboard is equal to the average number of games played by each team that month, rounded up.
      • If the first or last month of the season has fewer than 10 days of games, it will be combined with the neighboring month.
    • Regular Season Example - 2022 MLB: Here are the minimum number of picks required for each period of the 2022 MLB season. The variation is due to there being an unequal number of games played each month. The regular season ends on October 5th, so there is a combined September-October leaderboard.
      • April: 22
      • May: 28
      • June: 28
      • July: 26
      • August: 28
      • September-October: 32
  • Playoffs: The minimum picks required for the playoff leaderboard is based on the number of rounds and the number of games per series in each round, added together for the whole playoffs and rounded up. We require 2.5 picks for a round of 3-game series, 4 picks for a round of 5-game series, and 5.5 picks for a round of 7-game series.
    • MLB - 18: The MLB playoffs have 3-game series for the wildcard round, 5-game series for the divisional round, and 7-game series for the league championships and world series. That adds up to 2.5 + 4 + 5.5 + 5.5 = 17.5, so the minimum picks for the MLB playoffs leaderboard is 18.
    • NHL - 22: The NHL playoffs consist of four rounds of 7-game series, so the minimum picks for the NHL playoffs leaderboard is 5.5*4 = 22.
    • NBA - 23: The NBA playoffs leaderboard includes the play-in tournament, which is 3 games long and contributes 1 pick to the minimum. The playoffs proper consist of four rounds of 7-game series, so the minimum picks for the NBA playoff leaderboard is 23.
  • Full Season Leaderboard: The number of picks required for the full season leaderboard is equal to the number of regular-season games played by each team, added to the picks required for the playoff leaderboard.
    • MLB - 180
    • NHL - 104
    • NBA - 105

For Daily Sports - 2021 Seasons and Prior (i.e.: MLB, NBA, NHL)

  • Regular Season: At least 12 Quick Picks per bet type (ATS, O/U, Moneyline) and per month must be made to qualify for the leaderboard of that bet type for a given month during the regular season.

  • NBA Playoffs: During the playoffs, the minimum requirement is 8 Quick Picks for each of the first two rounds, 4 Quick Picks for the Conference Finals, and 2 Quick Picks for the Finals.

  • MLB Playoffs: During the playoffs, the minimum requirement is 8 Quick Picks for the divisional round, 4 Quick Picks for the Conference Finals, and 2 Quick Picks for the Finals

  • NHL Playoffs: During the playoffs, the minimum requirement is 8 Quick Picks for each of the first two rounds, 4 Quick Picks for the Conference Finals, and 2 Quick Picks for the Finals.

In total, at least 100 Quick Picks of a specific bet type are required to qualify for the full season accuracy leaderboard for that bet type.

You can of course participate in multiple bet type leaderboards provided you meet the pick requirements. You can also make more than the required weekly or monthly picks for each bet type if you’d like.


Please Note: All BettingPros Picks are for tracking and informational purposes only, and do not include real money wagers, payouts, or prizes.

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