Meet the Team

Fred Faour

Fred Faour is founder of He has been in the wagering business for over 30 years, starting with horse racing, where he is one of the most successful handicappers in the world. He is also a former poker pro, and his sports betting focuses on NFL and college football, but he specializes on sports like hockey and the Canadian Football League. He is a former sports editor at the Houston Chronicle, a published novelist (, has been a successful local radio host and now is the Fred in Fred Nation, which airs on Sportsmap radio from 1-4 Eastern. A self-proclaimed fun-loving degenerate, he is not afraid to bet on anything.

Brandon Capelo

Brandon Capelo, managing partner of SportsMap Elite, has been a sports handicapper and bettor since 2015. His favorite and most profitable sport is college basketball however he just had profitable seasons in NFL and MLB last year. He is an avid baseball, golf and sand volleyball player and resides in Houston with his wife and two daughters.

Joe Spano

Joe Spano has had a lifelong love affair with sports and sports wagering. After spending the last twenty years as a sports talk radio host and winning sports gambler, the opportunity to share his sports handicapping expertise with the world presented itself and Joe made the move to SM Elite. Through a combination of detailed game analysis and a network of sharp bettors across the nation Joe is able to pick winners with great success and now thanks to SM Elite he will the chance to share his expertise with other sports bettors on a daily basis and help those bettors “get to the pay window”. 

Booker T

A household name in the wrestling world, Booker is a multi-time world champion, two time hall of famer, and popular color commentator. Booker is currently featured in the A&E documentary: Booker T and can be heard weekly on the Hall of Fame podcast & seen on episodes of Reality of Wrestling (his successful school & independent promotion). Booker is one of the best boxing and MMA analysts on the planet and his picks appear here on, where he is a partner in the site.

Sm handicappers

Alexandra galtney

Alexandra – aka Blondie Bets and Goldilocks – specializes in college basketball and hockey. An avid tennis player, she has been known to come up with a few plays on the court as well. A fun-loving gambler, Alexandra is a rising star in the betting world


Cullen McPeak is a Nashville-based handicapper who specializes in hockey plays. He is your man for all things on the ice.

Chris Dell

Chris is cofounder/Fantasy Football guru at Betting Predators and specializes in NFL player props, NBA props, golf props – you name it. He formerly worked for the New York Times.


Dalton is a sports writer and bettor specializing in MLB, NFL, and NCAA basketball. He played baseball at Duke University and graduated in 2015. He also writes for Dodgers Nation, the largest independent Dodgers blog.


Jermaine got the gambling bug picking winners at the New Orleans Fairgrounds…in kindergarten! He’s been in sports media on and off for 10 plus years, but handicapping is one of his passions. Mainly an NFL gambler, he’s been known to bet on any and everything, including pro wrestling.

Addy Stone

Addy Stone is a unique, fun handicapper who approaches his plays with a sense of humor. He is an English Premier League specialist who has a great track record across the pond.

Michael Ablan

Michael is an avid martial arts fan and UFC handicapper. He holds a master’s degree in Behavioral Sciences from Emory University and has been practicing Muy Thai kickboxing for the better part of a decade. He uses this knowledge and past experiences to cap MMA at the highest level. I Give him a follow on his Twitter (@mablan36) for free plays and the latest UFC news