Two prominent Nashville sports bettors don’t rely on luck to hit it big

Photo: Tim Barker is the 3rd biggest player in the world for the sportsbook Draft Kings and Mike McClure is a full-time sports analyst and data scientist. (WZTV)

Two prominent Nashville sports bettors don’t rely on luck to hit it big

Article brief provided by WZTV Nashville
  • Kaitlin Miller, WZTV Nashville
November 25, 2022 10:48 AM
  • Kaitlin Miller, WZTV Nashville
  • Tennessee
  • Sports Betting

When it comes to making big money on sports betting, there are two guys from Nashville that do not rely on luck because their game is more of a science.

This power duo says a lot of people treat gambling like a lottery, but they look at it as a calculated business model. Their algorithms and data have led them to become the top sports gamblers in the world.

Tim Barker is the third biggest player in the world for the sportsbook Draft Kings and Mike McClure is a full-time sports analyst and data scientist. Barker and McClure met each other playing pickleball at their apartment complex in downtown Nashville.

“We just have never met at that point, and I was like oh this must be the guy and ever since we went to breakfast the next morning and have been betting on sports,” McClure said.