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Daniel Dobish started working in sports journalism in 1999 at CBSSports.com in Fort Lauderdale, Florida after attending Florida Atlantic University for Mass Communication. Dan has also had stops at OPEN Sports, RotoExperts.com, NBC SportsEDGE (formerly Rotoworld), Rotowire, The Sports Forecaster and USA Today. His work has appeared on the official website of the Minnesota Vikings, as well as with Yahoo! Sports and FOXSports.com. He has also worked as a handicapper and contributor for Vegas Insider, as well as several other gambling-related sites. Dan has four FSWA Writer of the Year awards to his credit. When he isn't working, he is suffering watching the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Guardians and Cleveland Cavaliers struggle, while also supporting Ohio State and FAU sports. He is a wannabe goon at the local rink for Ice Aged Hockey Club in Raleigh, N.C., too.

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During Super Bowl XXXIII, the Denver Broncos had a play which resulted in a tackle at the 1-yard line of the Atlanta Falcons to end the third period. My buddy Mike and I looked at each other immediately, and called our bookie. We bet four figures each on the Broncos' fourth-quarter line, -0.5 points. At the time, I might have been making four figures in a full month of work, if I was lucky. FB Howard Griffith immediately punched it in just four seconds into the fourth quarter, and QB John Elway had a 3-yard touchdown less than four minutes into the quarter. However, on the ensuing kickoff, WR/KR Tim Dwight had a 94-yard return for touchdown to give my buddy and I heart failure. Luckily, the Broncos ended up covering the fourth-quarter line, outscoring the Falcons 17-13 to hang on.
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It goes all the way back to October 1997 in a game between the New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts at the old RCA Dome. The Jets, leading 16-10, were laying 4.5 points. With just 16 seconds left on a 4th and 1 on their own 34-yard line, QB Neil O'Donnell took the snap, and fired a pass through the back of the end zone for an intentional safety with 10 seconds remaining. I thought it was a crazy play, but didn't know the rule, as my buddy Mike laughed and laughed. When I saw the scoreboard flash 16-12, I couldn't believe the misfortune. It was a bad beat from 25 years ago, and I'll never forget it.
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Lightning vs Bruins Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: March 25

Mar 25, 2023 • 11:38 AM ET

The Lightning are in a weird funk, and the Burins aren't the team to try and break out of it against. See why our NHL picks can't back away from Linus Ullmark on home ice.

March Madness Elite Eight Parlay Picks: Storm Brewing in South Beach

Mar 25, 2023 • 10:36 AM ET

Miami just knocked off the NCAA Tournament's No. 1 seed, and did so in an impressive enough fashion to turn a new focus on this team's ceiling. Our Elite Eight parlay picks are backing them to keep rolling in March Madness.

Florida Atlantic vs Tennessee Predictions, Odds, and Picks: Vols Cramp Owls' Style

Mar 23, 2023 • 2:57 PM ET

FAU struggled with pesky defense in the last round, but still survived. The Owls might not be so lucky against Tennessee. See why our March Madness picks are backing the Owls' run to end.

Wild vs Flyers Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Minny Clips Home side's Wings

Mar 23, 2023 • 2:41 PM ET

The Flyers have been inconsistent all around, and with a motivated Wild team visiting Thursday night and a stout veteran in nets, our NHL picks don't see the home side surprising another playoff contender.

March Madness Sweet 16 Parlay Picks: Don't Sleep On Miami

Mar 22, 2023 • 3:19 PM ET

Our March Madness parlay picks are back as the Sweet 16 is set to get underway. We are keying in on a selection of intriguing matchups for the Thursday and Friday slate as the NCAA Tournament continues on.

Panthers vs Red Wings Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: On the Playoff Prowl

Mar 20, 2023 • 10:33 AM ET

The Panthers are surging at the right time while pushing for the playoffs, and the Red Wings have been stumbling. Find out why both of those trends will continue in our NHL betting picks.

Stars vs Flames Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Saddle Up for Flames Victory

Mar 18, 2023 • 10:30 AM ET

The Flames are motivated to keep ground in the West wild-card race, and have had the Stars' number so far this season. At home against a familiar foe, our NHL picks are backing Calgary to take care of business again.

USA vs Venezuela World Baseball Classic Predictions, Picks, Odds - Under Scoring Approximation

Mar 18, 2023 • 10:00 AM ET

The Americans haven't exactly been living up to their billing, and against solid pitching from Venezuela, our WBC picks are backing another low-wattage output in this quarterfinal.

Florida Atlantic vs Memphis Predictions, Odds, and Picks: Earning Their Stripes in Round 1

Mar 17, 2023 • 9:50 AM ET

Memphis and FAU are both seemingly underseeded, but one side is peaking at just the right time and can lean on its Madness experience. See why our college basketball picks like the Tigers in Round 1.

USA vs Colombia World Baseball Classic Predictions, Picks, Odds - Americans Cruise to Victory

Mar 15, 2023 • 1:08 PM ET

Team USA will look to close out pool play with a win over Colombia as Pool C has become quite congested. With way more talent overall, our WBC betting picks are all in on an American blowout.

March Madness Upset Predictions: Tigers Earn Their Stripes

Mar 14, 2023 • 9:27 AM ET

As we get set for the NCAA Tournament, the question on everyone's mind is who 2023's best bracket-busters will be. We're helping you plot your early March Madness upset and Cinderella picks — including a Memphis Tigers team that's seeded too low.

Sabres vs Maple Leafs Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Toronto Pulls Off Season Sweep

Mar 13, 2023 • 1:55 PM ET

Toronto and Buffalo will meet for the final time this season with the Buds looking for the season sweep. The Maple Leafs and Sabres are trending in opposite directions, and our NHL betting picks are riding with the home side tonight.

Kent State vs Toledo Odds, Picks and Predictions: Big MAC Combo Clash in Final

Mar 11, 2023 • 1:29 PM ET

Kent State is technically an underdog on paper but has been kryptonite for No. 1 seed Toledo. Our college basketball picks think a similar game script will play out Saturday as the two clash for the MAC title.

UAB vs Florida Atlantic Odds, Picks and Predictions: Blazing a Path to an Over

Mar 11, 2023 • 1:28 PM ET

UAB and FAU are both potent offenses looking to lay claim to the Conference USA championship, and our college basketball picks are backing a firefight that sets the scoreboard ablaze.

Golden Knights vs Hurricanes Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Defense Marks Potential Final Preview

Mar 11, 2023 • 1:13 PM ET

Vegas won the first meeting between these two at the start of the Month, with the Golden Knights now headed to Carolina for the rematch. As the Hurricanes' goalie duo shines, our NHL picks expect a low-scoring affair.

North Dakota State vs Oral Roberts Odds, Picks and Predictions: Eagles Not Golden Against Spread

Mar 7, 2023 • 1:03 PM ET

Oral Roberts has had trouble closing out double-digit spreads, and in the tense environment of a title game, our college basketball picks don't see that changing against North Dakota State.

Northern Kentucky vs Cleveland State Odds, Picks and Predictions: Vikings Take Scandanavian Showdown

Mar 7, 2023 • 1:00 PM ET

Cleveland State's balanced attack gives it more options than Northern Kentucky's top-heavy lineup. See why our college basketball picks tab that as the difference in a close Horizon League championship game.

South Alabama vs Louisiana Odds, Picks and Predictions: Ragin' Cajuns Punch Big Dance Ticket

Mar 6, 2023 • 4:35 PM ET

Despite South Alabama's run of upsets en route to the Sun Belt title game, Louisiana swept the season series and has proven to be the more complete team this season. Our NCAAB betting picks expect them to punch their March Madness ticket tonight.

Southeast Missouri State vs Tennessee Tech Odds, Picks and Predictions: RedHawks Capture Title

Mar 4, 2023 • 1:57 PM ET

The Ohio Valley Conference is on the line when Southeast Missouri State and Tennessee Tech meet for the third and final time this year. With the Redhawks covering three straight, our college basketball picks have our money on them tonight.

Iowa State vs Baylor Odds, Picks and Predictions: Bears Shred Up Poor Cyclones Side

Mar 4, 2023 • 8:19 AM ET

When these two met on New Year's Eve, Iowa State put on a big-time performance to pull out the win. However, these teams are on totally different paths, and our college basketball picks expect the Bears to get their revenge.

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