The Latest from: Steve Merril

American League West betting preview: Even with improving competition Astros primed to repeat

Mar 10, 2018 - 10:43 PM ET

Winning the American League West will be an even tougher task in 2018, with the Angels making some big moves this offseason, none bigger than Shohei Ohtani, and the Mariners on the verge of breaking out. But the Astros are primed to not only defend their division title, but their World Series crown as well. Covers Expert Steve Merril break down the division and makes his regular season win total picks for each team.

Wiseguys are advising to hold off on these NCAAF bowl odds

Dec 17, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

With almost a month between games for some teams (longer for others), we bring you a special edition of college football line watch. Covers Experts' Steve Merril takes a look at some NCAAF bowl game odds and signals out a few games to hold off on, giving the odds a little bit of extra time to move in your favor.

Wiseguys are advising to jump on these early bowl odds now

Dec 12, 2017 - 9:03 AM ET

With almost a month between games for some teams (longer for others), we bring you a special edition of college football line watch. Covers Experts' Steve Merril takes a look at the NCAAF bowl game odds and signals out a few games to bet now, before they have another chance to move with all that extra time off.

Sharps are closely monitoring these Championship Week college football games

Nov 29, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

Each week during the college football season, Covers Experts' Steve Merril looks at the NCAAF odds and tells you which spread to bet now, which one to bet later, and which total to watch as the week plays out. Sharps have flagged these games as lines to keep an eye on for Championship Week.

Sharps are closely monitoring these Week 13 college football games

Nov 20, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

Each week during the college football season, Covers Experts' Steve Merril looks at the NCAAF odds and tells you which spread to bet now, which one to bet later, and which total to watch as the week plays out.

Sharps are closely monitoring these Week 11 college football games

Nov 10, 2017 - 9:33 AM ET

Each week during the college football season, Covers Experts' Steve Merril looks at the NCAAF odds and tells you which spread to bet now, which one to bet later, and which total to watch as the week plays out.

Sharps are closely monitoring these Week 10 college football games

Nov 1, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

Each week during the college football season, Covers Experts' Steve Merril looks at the NCAAF odds and tells you which spread to bet now, which one to bet later, and which total to watch as the week plays out. Sharps have flagged these games as lines to keep an eye on for Week 10.

Sharps are closely monitoring these Week 9 college football games

Oct 25, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

Each week during the college football season, Covers Experts' Steve Merril looks at the NCAAF odds and tells you which spread to bet now, which one to bet later, and which total to watch as the week plays out.

Sharps are closely monitoring these Week 8 college football games

Oct 18, 2017 - 10:10 AM ET

Each week during the college football season, Covers Experts' Steve Merril looks at the NCAAF odds and tells you which spread to bet now, which one to bet later, and which total to watch as the week plays out. Sharps have flagged these games as lines to keep an eye on for Week 8.

NBA Atlantic betting preview and odds: Celtics' division to lose

Oct 15, 2017 - 9:40 PM ET

There are plenty of storylines in the NBA's Atlantic division with the retooled Boston Celtics expected to dominate at the top of the standings. Other than the C's the Raptors are possibly a team in transition, the 76ers are trending up, and the Nets and Knicks are...well...the Nets and Knicks.

Sharps are closely monitoring these Week 7 college football games

Oct 11, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

Each week during the college football season, Covers Experts' Steve Merril looks at the NCAAF odds and tells you which spread to bet now, which one to bet later, and which total to watch as the week plays out.

NBA Northwest betting preview and odds: Thunder the faves among all the new faces

Oct 10, 2017 - 11:10 AM ET

The Northwest Division received a kind of extreme makeover this NBA offseason. Paul George and Carmelo Anthony join MVP Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City, Jimmy Butler reunites with Tom Thibodeau in Minnesota and Paul Milsap signed with an up and coming Denver squad. Covers Expert Steve Merril breaks down all these changes and gives his season win total pick for each team.

Sharps are closely monitoring these Week 6 college football games

Oct 2, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

Each week during the college football season, Covers Experts' Steve Merril looks at the NCAAF odds and tells you which spread to bet now, which one to bet later, and which total to watch as the week plays out. Sharps have flagged these games as lines to keep an eye on for Week 5.

Sharps are closely monitoring these Week 5 college football games

Sep 26, 2017 - 12:22 PM ET

Each week during the college football season, Covers Experts' Steve Merril looks at the NCAAF odds and tells you which spread to bet now, which one to bet later, and which total to watch as the week plays out. Sharps have flagged these games as lines to keep an eye on for Week 5.

Sharps are closely monitoring these Week 4 college football games

Sep 19, 2017 - 7:38 PM ET

Each week during the college football season, Covers Experts' Steve Merril looks at the NCAAF odds and tells you which spread to bet now, which one to bet later, and which total to watch as the week plays out. Sharps have flagged these games as lines to keep an eye on for Week 4.

Sharps are closely monitoring these Week 3 college football games

Sep 12, 2017 - 1:02 PM ET

Each week during the college football season, Covers Experts' Steve Merril looks at the NCAAF odds and tells you which spread to bet now, which one to bet later, and which total to watch as the week plays out. Sharps have flagged these games as lines to keep an eye on for Week 3.

Sharps are closely monitoring these Week 2 college football games

Sep 7, 2017 - 12:34 PM ET

Each week during the college football season, Covers Experts' Steve Merril looks at the NCAAF odds and tells you which spread to bet now, which one to bet later, and which total to watch as the week plays out. Sharps have flagged these games as lines to keep an eye on for Week 2.

Sharps are closely monitoring these Week 1 college football games

Aug 29, 2017 - 8:37 PM ET

Each week during the college football season, Covers Experts' Steve Merril looks at the NCAAF odds and tells you which spread to bet now, which one to bet later, and which total to watch as the week plays out. Sharps have flagged these games as lines to keep an eye on for Week 1.

2017 NFC North betting preview and odds: Packers division to lose

Aug 22, 2017 - 4:39 PM ET

As long as Aaron Rodgers is the Packers starting quarterback, the Packers will be favorites to win the NFC North. That will be the case once again in 2017 as they are laying chalk to win their sixth division title in the last seven year. Covers Expert Steve Merril gives a team-by-team breakdown of the whole division, including his season win total picks.

2017 AFC North betting preview and odds: Ravens-Steelers rivalry back in full force

Aug 15, 2017 - 5:23 PM ET

It could be Ben Roethlisberger's final season, but that isn't bothering books as he and the Steelers' high-powered offense are the faves to win the third AFC North, but the Ravens could ruin his going-away party. Covers Expert Steve Merril gives you a team-by-team breakdown of the whole division, including season win total picks.

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