Parkila Sports Team

The Parkila Sports Team:


Eric Parkila - CEO/Lead Handicapper

Eric lives in Las Vegas now after moving from Detroit, Michigan in 2007.  He has been seriously involved in sports handicapping since 2008 and began Parkila Sports in the summer of 2012 which formed into Parkila Sports LLC in March of 2014.  Eric had been privately handicapping for friends and was looking for a forum to place his picks with weekly breakdowns.  In the fall of 2013 Eric became a contributing member of SportsSteam, an app to provide free picks and late breaking betting steam information.  Eric has also appeared in the 'Hot Corner' of the Las Vegas Review Journal.  In the beginning of June 2014 Eric began co-hosting 'The Bottom Line' - a sports talk podcast with Dana Lane.  The show is posted each Monday and can be heard on Soundcloud. Eric also makes weekly appearances on the 'Vegas Wise' show on 720 AM KDWN in Las Vegas each Sunday night at 9 PM Pacific Time. Eric is currently monitored on CapperTek.  All of us at Parkila Sports want to thank you for taking the time to stop by the website.  We hope you enjoy the content and find it informative.  Any questions feel free to email eric@parkilasports.


Ryan Conger

Ryan Conger - VP of Development and User Experience

Ryan has lived in Las Vegas for most of his life, was born right down the street in Henderson about 100 years ago.  He has a degree in Network Engineering and has been doing web development privately for about 14 years.  Ryan met up with Eric in 2008 and decided they needed to put their expertise together in order to give Eric an outlet for his handicapping.  If you have any thoughts, or ideas as to how we can make this ever evolving website better, please don't hesitate to drop Ryan a line at



Alex B. Smith - NHL Handicapper

Alex B. Smith has been a Sports Handicapper since 2011. He has emerged as one of the top up-and-coming Handicappers in the business. Cut from the old school. Alex B. specializes in College & Pro Football, as well as College Hoops and the NHL. Smith is a firm believer in looking at the intangibles. Key game situations, momentum, scheduling and weather as well as breaking down the important numbers and following strict bankroll management. A big fan of obscure college teams, His plays suit the long-term investors who play to win consistent money, as well as the causal bettors and action players. Alex is in this business to win and help every one of his clients win as well.

Smith has been featured in print and radio media, doing various interviews with and ESPN 1100 Radio in Las Vegas, Nevada as well as interviews in the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper. Alex has also previously done some freelance writing with Bleacher Report during a brief stint as a Cutman's Assistant in Boxing.

 AndrewAndrew Parkila - NASCAR Handicapper

Andrew began watching NASCAR 15 years ago. He quickly took a liking to the sport and often made weekend trips to Michigan International Speedway to watch his favorite drivers. As Andrew became more interested in the sport, he quickly discovered a talent for correctly picking the race winners. Andrew began with NASCAR fantasy leagues and has since moved into betting the sport.