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Chris has always had an affinity for two things: sports and solving puzzles. So naturally, sports betting became a passion. He gravitated to the use of analytics in college sports — then eventually all sports — and figured out how to use those to his advantage. As an EV+ bettor, he values the valuable insight gained in being data-driven, not number-driven. His work has been featured in various websites such as SBNation and 247sports. You can listen to his podcast, “What High School Did You Go To?” on Apple Podcast, Soundcloud, or where other podcasts are found.

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Yankees vs Rays Picks and Predictions: New York Gets to Tampa Pitching Early in Road Win

Jun 22, 2022 - 3:15 PM ET

The 50-win Yanks have lost two of three and will look to get another monster winning streak going tonight against Tampa Bay. Will they be able to punish Shane Baz? Find out in our MLB betting picks and predictions for Yankees vs. Rays.

Yankees vs Rays Picks and Predictions: Cortes Pitches Gem in Yanks Win

Jun 21, 2022 - 3:24 PM ET

New York reached the 50-win milestone on the season last night and will look to win its series against Tampa Bay, sending Nestor Cortes to the mound tonight. Find out who we have winning in our MLB betting picks for Yankees vs. Rays.

Yankees vs Rays Picks and Predictions: McClanahan, Cole Make Measly Under Best Play

Jun 20, 2022 - 3:19 PM ET

With Gerrit Cole and Shane McClanahan on the mound for this inner-division series-opener, MLB odds are showing a tiny 6.5-run total. However, we're still backing the Under — find out why in our MLB betting picks and predictions.

Yankees vs Blue Jays Picks and Predictions: Can Blue Birds Avoid Sweep?

Jun 19, 2022 - 10:30 AM ET

While Yusei Kikuchi's season-long numbers may not have a ton of pop, he's managed some quality starts against the MLB-best Yankees. As such, he may be just what the Toronto Blue Jays need to help avoid the three-game sweep.

Notre Dame vs Texas College World Series Picks and Predictions: Irish Don't Need Luck

Jun 17, 2022 - 3:46 PM ET

Notre Dame had an impressive run to the College Baseball World Series but now finds itself the underdog ahead of a meeting with Texas. In what should be an exciting game between the Fighting Irish and Longhorns, our picks expect an upset.

White Sox vs Astros Picks and Predictions: Giolito Exposed by Houston's Hitting

Jun 17, 2022 - 1:30 PM ET

Houston knocked off the Rangers ahead of a juicy AL series against struggling Chicago. The Astros are sizable MLB betting favorites at home against the White Sox, so we identify the best plays in our picks and predictions.

Brewers vs Mets Picks and Predictions: Mets Pick up Home Win in Low-Scoring Affair

Jun 16, 2022 - 3:11 PM ET

Milwaukee comes into tonight's matchup desperate for a win, as a recent lull pulls it further away from St. Louis. Can it get right against New York in the big apple? Find out in our MLB betting picks and predictions for Brewers vs. Mets.

Brewers vs Mets Picks and Predictions: Milwaukee Matches Up Well Against Bassitt

Jun 14, 2022 - 4:13 PM ET

Despite a mediocre season thus far, the Milwaukee Brewers have been solid offensively this month and now face a pitcher who's in regression. We're taking Milwaukee at +140 value — read more in our Brewers vs. Mets betting picks.

Padres vs Cubs Picks and Predictions: Steele and Darvish Battle it Out

Jun 13, 2022 - 3:29 PM ET

Coming into this game, both teams are in significantly different positions in the standings. While Chicago is down in the dumps, San Diego looks to take control of its division. See what we like in our MLB betting picks and predictions for Padres vs. Cubs.

Phillies vs Brewers Picks and Predictions: Milwaukee Gets the Break It Needed

Jun 9, 2022 - 12:03 PM ET

Milwaukee is seeing its divisional lead slip and is getting beat up on Philadelphia but today, the Brewers catch the break they needed vs. the Phillies. Our picks and predictions highlight why Milwaukee's in a good spot on Thursday.

Dodgers vs White Sox Picks and Predictions: Gonsolin Dominates Swing-Heavy Chicago

Jun 8, 2022 - 3:41 PM ET

In what was an extremely rare occurrence, the Dodgers were left off the scoreboard in Game 1 vs. the White Sox. Will they be able to get back to their offensive dominance tonight? Check out our MLB betting picks and predictions to find out.

Dodgers vs White Sox Picks and Predictions: Turn Leads the Way to Victory for L.A.

Jun 7, 2022 - 5:18 PM ET

Although L.A. is still first in its division, it has played to just 5-5 over the last 10 games. Meanwhile, Chicago has been nothing but disappointing this season. Who has the edge tonight? Find out in our MLB betting picks for Dodgers vs. White Sox.

Rangers vs Guardians Picks and Predictions: Can Quantrill Lead Cleveland to W?

Jun 6, 2022 - 1:24 PM ET

In our Rangers vs. Guardians picks and predictions, we break down the two starting pitchers, how they match up with the opposing batting lineups, and where the betting value can be found as a result. Read more in our MLB betting picks below.

Tigers vs Yankees Picks and Predictions: Detroit Bashed in the Bronx

Jun 3, 2022 - 1:25 PM ET

New York is one of the biggest MLB betting favorites of the season tonight at Yankee Stadium as it opens its series against Detroit. Despite such a lopsided line, we uncover value for you with our Tigers vs. Yankees picks and predictions.

Braves vs Rockies Picks and Predictions: Runs Aplenty in Series Opener

Jun 2, 2022 - 12:46 PM ET

The Atlanta Braves descend on Denver ready to break out the lumber against the Colorado Rockies. Austin Riley & Co. match up well against southpaw Austin Gomber and should be able to get to him early. We're fading the lefty hard in our betting picks.

Padres vs Cardinals Picks and Predictions: Staying Under at Busch Stadium

Jun 1, 2022 - 9:56 AM ET

Looking to avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of St. Louis, the Padres are sending Yu Darvish to the hill. While we're learning on San Diego to win the finale, our MLB picks focus both on the full-game Under and first-five Under — read more below.

Twins vs Tigers Game 1 Picks and Predictions: The Buck Doesn't Stop Here

May 31, 2022 - 10:57 AM ET

The Minnesota Twins have bounced back well following a loss for most of the season and the Detroit Tigers are trotting out ticking time-bomb Rony Garcia to the mound. Let's ride the Twins and Byron Buxton to victory this afternoon.

Padres vs Cardinals Picks and Predictions: Sleepy San Diego Stumbles in St. Louis

May 30, 2022 - 11:41 AM ET

The St. Louis Cardinals exhibit patience at the plate better than pretty much anyone, which should spell disaster for San Diego Padres starter Nick Martinez. The Padres are also coming off a grueling travel day for an early start. Target the Cards.

Orioles vs Red Sox Picks and Predictions: Boston's Offense is On Fire

May 27, 2022 - 1:23 PM ET

The Boston Red Sox are 8-2 over their last 10 games as they are back in the playoff picture. We expect another high-scoring game from arguably the hottest team in all of baseball tonight. Read more in our Orioles vs. Red Sox betting picks.

Mets vs Giants Picks and Predictions: New York Makes Good on Failed Comeback

May 25, 2022 - 12:45 PM ET

In a game of the season contender Tuesday, New York mounted a furious comeback attempt but came up short in a 13-12 win for San Francisco. In the series finale, our MLB betting picks like the Mets to get a little revenge over the Giants.

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