GJ Update was purchased by Don Best Sports in the spring of 2010. It believed by most sports betting industry insiders that Show Me The Odds.com is really GJUpdate software backed by Don Best Sports betting odds feeds.
G&J Update has been in existence for a few years and is a popular source for sports betting information. GJ Update claims to have “the best screen in the business” and while it is certainly a nice enough screen, it is functionally identical to every other live odds service out there. Curiously enough, they only have one small screen shot of their “best screen in the business” and no picture that can be seen in full size.
Like all of our competitors, GJ Update’s live odds are only available through a software download. They offer no customer support contact links in their software, while Sports Insights puts our customers a button-click away from live online support and we include easy-to-find links to our support phone number and e-mail address. GJ Update hides their contact information on their website (www.gjupdate.com), placing it so far down on the page that you won’t find it before scrolling down the screen. Also, since their live odds are software based, you are unlikely to spend any time on their barebones website.
Their live odds product is fine and, as mentioned above, their screen is nice enough to get the job done. However, they also advertise “the best (injury service) in the business, no one else come close!” We wholly disagree with this egregious statement. Not only does Sports Insights “come close”, our service is better than G&J’s on many levels. We offer a full injury report page; they do not. We have player priorities; they do not. We offer injury alerts in e-mail and text message form; they do not. Basically, Sports Insights is better on every level than G&J when it comes not only to injuries, but our services as a whole.
You don’t have to take our word for it. In fact, the well-known and unbiased About.com has rated sportsinsights.com as a “5 Star” sports information site. The review was written by Allen Moody, a 26-year sports gambling veteran with great knowledge of what makes a quality sports information website. Read the full article.
The following table compares the features and pricing found on Sports Insights to G&J Update.
|Update Speed||Real Time Updates||Real Time Updates|
|Original Thinking||Yes, pioneering betting percentages and graphs. First company to offer betting statistics directly from sportsbooks. (1998) Next, we use this betting data to systematically prove that Fading the Public, and Smart Money indicators are profitable betting systems.||No, despite being one of the newer sports information websites, they offer very little that is new or original|
|Sports Betting Systems||Square Plays
Smart Money Plays
Steam Move Plays
|“Syndicate Plays” a.k.a. Steam Plays|
|Picks||Free to Premium Pro: Square, Smart Money, Steam Moves||No|
|Betting Percentages from Sportsbook||Yes, SI has been offering betting percentage data since 1998, including spread, moneyline, O/U, and parlays.||No|
|Betting Data Analysis||Yes, SI offers 6 years worth of betting data analysis, proving that Fading the Public, Smart Money, Steam Moves betting strategies produce winning results.||None of any kind|
|Sports Information Articles||Yes, we provide original articles to our members focused on helping them up their winning percentage.||No|
|Archived Betting Data||Yes, SI offers 6+ years of betting percentages, plus openers, closers, and scores.||No|
|Injury Reports||Yes, pop up window alerts, email alerts and text messages.||Yes, pop up window alerts.|
|Smart Money Alerts||Yes, members receive instant alerts with the betting line moves against the betting percentages.||No|
|Mobile Content||Yes, members can use mobile phones and other wireless devices to view betting odds, stats, scores, picks, and injury reports.||No|
|Video Tutorials||Yes, we have video tutorials that help our members get acquainted with our site and our betting systems||No|
|Live Customer Support||Yes, we offer live online support through Google chat||No|
|Download Software||No, just login and view stats. 100% web based content.||Yes|
*G & J Update also offers a “silver” membership for $99. They withhold updates up to 2 mins. It’s not even worth comparing.