Mystic dream into reality: Zach Hirsch excels in fantasy sports

DELRAY BEACH – It is amazing when someone can put an idea into action at an early age.

Sports analysts and young phenom Zach Hirsch is an individual who has already made things happen for himself. The Space of Mind Schoolhouse high school graduate has a website called I Pick Wins ( ), and it has been doing relatively well since its inception not too long ago.

Here’s a few accomplishments that Hirsch has already achieved:

•Founded I Pick Wins in 2019 at the age of 17
•The website’s url was made possible by his father
•As a high school freshman, Hirsch started his own sports segment and later started his own sports show on Facebook Live
•Hirsch had 21 college football game predictions in 2019 and got all of them right (21-0)

Hirsch spoke on the inspiration behind his own I Pick Wins website.

“I came up with the idea of my website through my school,” Hirsch said. “I was told to harvest my passion of sports into something meaningful before going to college. Creating a website displaying my skills as a sports analyst/handicapper was the best thing I could do.”

Hirsch has proven to be a great handicapper on the big stage. Most recently, he predicted that the Kansas City Chiefs would beat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV and got it right.

In addition to that, Hirsch picked LSU to beat Clemson in the 2020 College Football National Title Game. He got this pick correct with ease.

“A couple of factors went into me becoming a sports handicapper,” Hirsch said. “First, I was very gifted at it even from a young age. Second, I was already essentially handicapping in my own way. I was picking all the games for myself and others, but not letting the masses see my picks/knowledge. Third, it was a really easy way to build a reputation of myself as a sports expert at a very young age. You must be extremely knowledgeable to be an elite sports handicapper.”

Hirsch, who was born on Jan. 18, 2002, has parlayed his extremely high level of photographic memory, play calling ability, and game plan dissection ability into almost 250,000 Instagram followers. He even recently picked correctly the two UFC fights from May 9, as Justin Gaethje defeated Tony Ferguson and Henry Cejudo defeated Dominick Cruz.

Looking ahead, Hirsch is going to have his actual high school graduation later this summer. And beginning this fall, he will attend Lynn University (Boca Raton, Fla.) and major in sports management.

The current COVID-19 pandemic has played a direct role in why Hirsch will be having his graduation ceremony in the summer.

“I’m fully graduated but my actual graduation is in August,” Hirsch said. “The pandemic made the entire end of my senior year virtual. It was a tough adjustment and something I definitely didn’t prefer.”

There are other things on the horizon for Hirsch. In the not too distant future, he wants to create a sports handicapping ebook.

“I want to make it so anybody could read to get a better understanding of the skill,” Hirsch said. “I will probably do it after college. I’m going to have to be very wary of my time management while I’m in college.”

Keeping it current, there are at least three major things going on right now in the world of sports. For one thing, Major League Baseball is trying to have some sort of a season that has been affected by the pandemic.

In addition to the MLB situation, we are not totally sure how the NBA will resume its season, even though the owners approved of its continuance later this summer in Orlando. And we do not exactly know how – or if – the NFL will even have a season this fall.

Hirsch let his predictions be known on the NBA situation.

“I hope we see an NBA season,” he said. “It would be a great way for people to escape from the world we’re currently in. I think the NBA champion will come down to the two Los Angeles teams, the Clippers and the Lakers.”

Hirsch is less confident about the MLB situation, though he feels differently about the NFL.

“It’s starting to look like we won’t get an MLB season,” Hirsch said. “I’m not a big fan of the way the players or commissioner (Rob Manfred) have handled their situation. However, I do think we’ll have a full NFL season. I’m confident that we’ll have evolved technology by the time training camps roll around. The NBA, for instance, is going to have their players wear rings that can detect COVID-19 three days in advance.”

We will be following up with Mystic Zach to see if he got all three of his predictions correct. Stay tuned for an update on that.

SOURCES: Alex Peterman of Locker Room Update and Richmond Weaver of Rich Take on Sports


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Mystic Zach: How Influencer Zach Hirsch Is Redefining Sports Betting

With COVID-19 rampant within virtually every country, life as we once knew it has been put on pause. Quarantine, stay-at-home orders, and other public health precautions have suspended most businesses and industries for the time being. Today, in fact, marks the sixtieth day without live sports in the United States. For the millions of crazed American sports fans globally, this drought has seemed like a never-ending nightmare. Fans worldwide have been subjected to months of monotonous sports reruns and hypotheticals. One enterprising young individual, however, has persisted and continued to provide sports content and entertainment for their deprived fans.

Zach Hirsch, an up and coming sports analyst and handicapper, has emerged as an industry frontrunner and fan favorite in both the sports entertainment and online gambling industries. Hirsch, or more commonly known by his alias Mystic Zach, has experienced exponential growth in one of the most ruthless, competitive, and economically risky industries. With the sports gambling industry erupting in recent years due to its legalization in 42 states, Mystic Zach has quickly skyrocketed up the ranks of successful sports handicappers.

Zach’s fondness and appeal to sports and sport handicapping were cultivated at a very early age. In his youth, Zach was an avid fan of boxing and MMA attending several of the biggest boxing cards, including numerous Floyd Mayweather fights. Zach’s family owned a professional boxing gym and Zach was able to learn firsthand from some of the games top trainers including Jeff Mayweather and the late, great Emanuel Steward. Throughout the years, Zach’s passion for the fight game and his presence at the gym enabled him to develop an elite network within the boxing and MMA communities spanning from two-time heavyweight champ Shannon Briggs, to boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, former UFC Champion Rashad Evans, iconic fight promoter, Don King and many more. Such connections provide Zach with insider access and a behind the scenes view that helps him to precisely predict the outcomes of nearly every event.

Although still in high school, Mystic Zach’s success is unprecedented in the sports gambling industry. In 2019, Zach was accurate on over 90 percent of his sporting picks and predictions, including a perfect 21 for 21 on his college football selections. Zach announces his selections weekly on his Instagram page (@ipickwins), which boasts over 240 thousand followers, and his website ( Furthermore, Zach offers his expertise as a sports contributor on the South Florida Tribune and as a commentator on numerous Facebook live shows.

While unprecedented, Mystic Zach’s incredible success has not gone unnoticed. This past March, Zach was among an elite group of sports analysts and handicappers to participate in the prestigious MIT Sloane Sports Analytics Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Here, Zach was able to demonstrate his knowledge of his craft while also meeting and trading tips with various sports titans including New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft and Mississippi State Football Coach Mike Leach .

Giving back to those in need is just as important to Zach as giving accurate pics to his growing following. In his free time, he volunteers at the Be Like Brit Orphanage. Zach has helped to fund and build more than a dozen houses for formerly homeless families in Haiti.

Simply put, Mystic Zach is a sports professional and entertainer with a big heart who, in his opinion, “has not even unlocked his full potential”. He may not be there now, but Mystic Zach and IPickWins are certain to leave their imprint on sports entertainment and online gambling.

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Zach Hirsch: The Sports Betting Social Media Superstar

The United States is well known for being a mixing pot of different peoples and cultures; therefore, finding shared cultural characteristics is quite uncommon. Sports and the love for sports, however, are undoubtedly a shared American characteristic. Sports fandom is ingrained into the American identity and unites millions of people under one cause. Over the decades, American sports and sports gambling have bloomed into an industry worth over $70 billion. While for the vast majority of sports fans sports are only seen as a form of entertainment, some have taken advantage of this lucrative industry and made it their occupation. One young influencer, specifically, is pioneering a new manner of maneuvering the sports industry.

At only eighteen years old, Zach Hirsch, a self-taught sports analyst and handicapper, has become one of the most accurate predictors and renowned individuals at his craft. Although he can not legally drink and can barely vote, Hirsch, more commonly known by his professional name Mystic Zach, is revolutionizing the sports entertainment and gambling industries.

By utilizing social media, Mystic Zach has compiled one of the most prominent and expansive profiles within the sports industry. Zach manages multiple accounts on different platforms, most notably Instagram and Facebook, that have access to an audience of over half a million sports fans. Zach has capitalized on his substantial following to establish prominence within the industry. Zach uses his Instagram page, IPickWins, to discuss sports news and post his gambling predictions and selections for the upcoming week of sporting events. Furthermore, Zach hosts a variety of sports shows on Facebook live and contributes as a sports columnist to the South Florida Tribune, expanding his reach and influence to millions of people.

Such a comprehensive network has bestowed Zach with extraordinary opportunities to further his knowledge and expertise within the sports industry. Mystic Zach has been invited to participate and follow along with some of the world’s most successful athletes. In the past, Zach has partnered with legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather’s staff and entourage named The Money Team (TMT), two-time heavyweight boxing champion Shannon Briggs, and even UFC President Dana White. These experiences have supplied Zach with insider information that is unparalleled and has led to Mystic Zach becoming the best handicapper in the industry.

In 2019, Zach boasted an unprecedented level of success in his handicapping selections and predictions. Zach maintained a hit rate of over 90 percent throughout the entire calendar year, nearly 20 percent higher than what would be considered a “good” hit rate. Mystic Zach went a perfect 21 for 21 in his college football selections netting his followers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Yes, Zach Hirsch is an incredible success story, but that would be an oversimplification of Hirsch’s impact on sports and sports fans. Mystic Zach serves as a source of entertainment and knowledge to many across the country. Zach epitomizes the American dream and his efforts help thousands of people profit from sports in tumultuous times. Zach Hirsch has attained his dream and now is making others’ dreams become reality.

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