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Danny Howard has been sharpening his journalistic skills since his junior year of high school. He fell in love with combat sports growing up, and has been covering boxing and MMA since 2009. His work has been featured on FightHype, The Boxing Tribune, The Esportz Network, and The TwinSpires Edge.

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I don't think anyone has had as much pleasure in betting against Conor McGregor as I have. Not only did I predict McGregor's shocking defeat to Nate Diaz at UFC 196, but I also pocketed a good chunk of change picking the Over/Under in his fight with Floyd Mayweather and his defeats to Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier.
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When Tom Brady signed with Tampa Bay, I told everyone who would listen to me that the Bucs would be missing?Jameis Winston?on their way to a 7-9 season and playing second fiddle to Drew Brees in the NFC South. You don't have to tell me how wrong I was, but please don't make me remember.
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UFC Fight Night Magny vs Rakhmonov Picks and Predictions: Can Magny Challenge Young Buck?

Jun 23, 2022 - 9:33 AM ET

While Neil Magny's best days as a UFC fighter are likely behind him, he still has the tools and durability needed to make things tough on the much younger Shavkat Rakhmonov. Our UFC Fight Night betting picks and predictions suggest just that.

UFC Fight Night Maness vs Nurmagomedov Picks and Predictions: Nathan Taps Early

Jun 23, 2022 - 8:35 AM ET

Nathan has proven to be a versatile fighter, and has even picked up a couple of underodg wins on the road to this fight. But will he be able to pick up one more on Saturday? Find out in our UFC Fight Night betting picks for Maness vs. Nurmagomedov.

Artur Beterbiev vs Joe Smith Jr. Picks: Beterbiev Wins in Dominant Fashion

Jun 18, 2022 - 8:42 AM ET

Three light-heavyweight titles are up for grabs on Saturday night in New York as Artur Betertbiev faces off against Joe Smith Jr. Find out why we're backing the champ in our Beterbiev vs. Smith Jr. betting picks.

UFC Fight Night Buckley vs Duraev Picks and Predictions: Duraev Will Control the Pace

Jun 18, 2022 - 8:41 AM ET

Former training partners will go to war in the octagon as Joaquin Buckley faces Albert Duraev in middleweight action. We're taking Duraev to get the best of the younger Buckley on Saturday night. Read more in our Buckley vs. Duraev betting picks.

UFC Fight Night Means vs Holland Picks and Predictions: Holland Too Much for Veteran Means

Jun 18, 2022 - 8:40 AM ET

Kevin Holland can continue to see his star rise against veteran Tim Means. Holland has a variety of ways to win this bout and is a big UFC betting favorite — so where's the value? We break it down for you in our picks.

UFC Fight Night Cerrone vs Lauzon Picks and Predictions: Cowboy Rides Off Into the Sunset

Jun 18, 2022 - 8:38 AM ET

After two cancelations, Donald Cerrone and Joe Lauzon are set to fight on Saturday at UFC Fight Night. Cerrone remains the UFC betting favorite and if this is it for Cowboy, our picks expect him to ride off into the sunset as a winner.

UFC 275 Della Maddalena vs Emeev Picks and Predictions: Welterweight's Rising Star Passes the Test

Jun 11, 2022 - 7:43 PM ET

Jack Della Maddalena looks like a future contender in the welterweight division but at UFC 275, he faces the tough test of veteran Ramazan Emeev. Another W won't come easy for Della Maddalena but we have the UFC betting value highlighted in our picks.

UFC 275 Prelim Picks and Predictions: Allen's Experience the Difference vs. Malkoun

Jun 11, 2022 - 3:46 PM ET

UFC 275 prelims are filled with intriguing fights, with the main bout between middleweights Brendan Allen vs. Jacob Malkoun. We've got the UFC betting angle for Allen vs. Malkoun and more in our prelim picks and predictions.

Daniel Dubois vs Trevor Bryan Picks: Unkindness of Strangers

Jun 11, 2022 - 9:02 AM ET

Despite being undefeated, Trevor Bryan has built his career by beating up on lesser opponents and doesn't match up well with Daniel Dubois. "Triple D" is an overwhelming favorite, so the value is likely found in pinpointing when he ends Bryan's night.

Naoya Inoue vs Nonito Donaire Picks: This Monster Can't Be Stopped

Jun 6, 2022 - 9:43 PM ET

A rematch from 2019 is on deck when Naoya Inoue and Nonito Donaire collide. The first fight was packed with big punches, blood, guts, and grit, and the June 7 bout is sure to have more of the same. Find out who will win in our boxing betting picks.

George Kambosos vs Devin Haney Picks: Who Will Rise Up Down Under?

Jun 4, 2022 - 8:30 AM ET

Devin Haney will be up against an electric Australian crowd and will also be without his father and trainer ringside. However, we're still giving him the edge to take down the hometown hero George Kambosos. Find out why in our boxing betting picks below.

Stephen Fulton vs Daniel Roman Picks: Changing of the Junior Featherweight Guard

Jun 4, 2022 - 8:28 AM ET

Stephen Fulton's junior featherweight bout with Daniel Roman is one of out with the old and in with the new. Can the declining Roman keep up over 12 rounds? We say no — read more in our boxing picks and predictions below.

Joe Cordina vs Kenichi Ogawa Picks: Underdog Champ Successfully Defends

Jun 4, 2022 - 8:28 AM ET

IBF Super-featherweight champion Kenichi Ogawa puts up his title as an underdog against undefeated Joe Cordina on June 4, but we're not so sure the challenger has a clear path to victory. Ogawa is in a fine position to successfully defend his belt.

Gervonta Davis vs Rolando Romero Picks: Tank Picks up Win as Heavy Favorite

May 28, 2022 - 11:22 AM ET

The match between these two fighters should be nothing short of a blood bath as the feud has reached a boiling point prior to Saturday's fight. See which boxer we're siding with in our boxing betting picks and predictions for Davis vs. Romero.

Erislandy Lara vs Gary O'Sullivan Picks: Spiked Into the Mat

May 28, 2022 - 11:22 AM ET

Erislandy Lara has made a habit of dominating inferior opponents and on Saturday in Brooklyn, it will be no different. Lara's career is fading but Gary "Spike" O'Sullivan doesn't pose a challenge, as our boxing picks highlight.

Janibek Alimkhanuly vs Danny Dignum Picks: Alimkhanuly Retains Middleweight Title

May 21, 2022 - 8:13 AM ET

Who’s afraid of Janibek Alimkhanuly? Danny Dignum takes his shot against the surging Kazakh for the interim WBO middleweight title on Saturday in Las Vegas. Find out who will win and how in our Alimkhanuly vs. Dignum picks.

David Benavidez vs David Lemieux Picks: Benavidez Continues Upward Trend

May 21, 2022 - 8:13 AM ET

David Benavidez is hot on Canelo Alvarez’s tail, and he’s ready to make a statement at David Lemieux’s expense. Benavidez and Lemieux are both explosive power punchers, making their clash that much more enticing. Read to find out who wins on Saturday.

Joshua Buatsi vs Craig Richards Picks: Richards Won't Go Down Easy

May 21, 2022 - 8:12 AM ET

British light-heavyweight contenders Joshua Buatsi and Craig Richards face off May 21 at the O2 Arena in London, the epicenter for huge British showdowns. Find out who will win and how in our free prediction for Buatsi vs. Richards.

Kubrat Pulev vs Jerry Forrest Picks: Forrest is Better Than his Record Shows

May 14, 2022 - 9:26 AM ET

Kubrat Pulev and journeyman Jerry Forrest face off in the main event of the May 14 Triller pay-per-view card on Saturday. The battle-tested Pulev is a big favorite over Forrest. Find out why we like the upset in our free predictions for Pulev vs. Forrest.

Sergey Kovalev vs Tervel Bulev Picks: The "Krusher" Has the Advantage

May 14, 2022 - 9:26 AM ET

Sergey Kovalev vs. Tervel Pulev is scheduled for 10 rounds in the cruiserweight division on Saturday at the Forum in Inglewood, California. We like Kovalev to bounce back from his last loss to Canelo with a win. Find out why in our boxing betting picks.

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