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Ed Scimia began writing about sports by managing a question and answer column known as "Ask Eddie" in his high school newspaper. After studying Magazine Journalism at Syracuse University, he has gone on to write for, CardsChat, and, among other sites. Ed has also authored two books on the subject of bad movies. In his spare time, Ed enjoys competing in both curling and chess.

Team: New York Mets
Sport to bet on: MLB
Sports movie: White Men Can't Jump
Sports snack: Mozzarella sticks
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Winning a March Madness parlay contest on DraftKings earned me a trip for four to a 2022 Final Four watch party at Foxwoods, along with free rooms and free bets for everyone. It was a great way to share the joy of sports betting with friends and loved ones, even if none of us managed to cash in on a Kansas/UNC parlay that night.
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While the rest of the fandom was in the midst of "Panic City" in July 2015, I placed several bets on the New York Mets to win the World Series at odds of +1500 or more. The Mets would trade for Yoenis Cespedes, win the NL East, and ride a red-hot Daniel Murphy to the World Series. Unfortunately, the magic ended there, when the Kansas City Royals soundly beat the Mets in five games.
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Georgia vs Auburn Odds, Picks, and Predictions: Beck, Bowers, Batter Auburn

Sep 30, 2023 • 11:51 AM ET

It's an SEC showdown on Saturday when the No. 1 Georiga Bulldogs travel to take on the Auburn Tigers. The defending National Champions have looked the part through four weeks and our college football betting picks give Auburn no chance in this one.

Clemson vs Syracuse Odds, Picks, and Predictions: A Defensive Battle in the ACC

Sep 30, 2023 • 9:08 AM ET

An underwhelming Clemson Tigers team is favored on the road against an undefeated Syracuse Orange squad. The home team could come away with an upset, but our betting picks are more laser-focused on the total in what looks like a defensive battle.

Cubs vs Brewers Odds, Picks, & Predictions: Bellinger's Bat Keeps Cubs' Hopes Alive

Sep 29, 2023 • 11:30 AM ET

The Cubs are in desperation mode while the Brewers have nothing to play for, yet oddsmakers see this tilt as a coin-flip. Our MLB betting picks can't follow that logic, and think there's a strong case for Chicago on Friday night.

College Football Parlay Picks for Week 5: Williams and USC Trample Buffaloes

Sep 29, 2023 • 9:30 AM ET

Colorado's going to garner attention wherever it goes this season, but our college football parlay picks have their eyes on the Buffaloes' Week 5 opponents — Caleb Williams and USC — for the best value.

Iowa vs Penn State Odds, Picks, and Predictions: Nittany Lions Roll Unproven Hawkeyes

Sep 23, 2023 • 4:59 PM ET

Despite both teams boasting undefeated records heading into Week 4, the Nittany Lions boast a much superior roster, and the odds certainly reflect that ahead of Saturday's contest in University Park. Read more in our Iowa vs. Penn State betting picks.

Rockies vs Cubs Odds, Picks, & Predictions: Offenses Erupt at Wrigley

Sep 22, 2023 • 12:34 PM ET

With two struggling right-handers taking the mound on Friday afternoon, we're expecting a high-scoring afternoon in Chicago's north side. Find out more by checking out our latest Rockies vs. Cubs betting picks.

College Football Parlay Picks for Week 4: Golden Domers Shine vs Buckeyes

Sep 22, 2023 • 10:23 AM ET

Find out why our college football betting picks believe two top-notch programs are offering value this week, and why Alabama and Jalen Milroe will continue to struggle.

Phillies vs Braves Odds, Picks, & Predictions: Acuna Has Eyes on Home Run No. 40

Sep 20, 2023 • 10:42 AM ET

Ronald Acuna Jr. smacked home runs 38 and 39 last night and is now just one away from a historic 40-40 season. Read our Phillies vs. Braves preview below to find out if tonight will be the night.

Phillies vs Braves Odds, Picks, & Predictions: Strider Continues Run of Dominance Against Philadelphia

Sep 19, 2023 • 1:13 PM ET

Spencer Strider boasts remarkable career numbers against Philadelphia, so we're backing the MLB's strikeout leader when he takes the mound in this NL East clash. Read more in our Phillies vs. Braves betting picks.

Phillies vs Braves Odds, Picks, & Predictions: Wheeler Shines in Philly W

Sep 18, 2023 • 3:02 PM ET

Atlanta already has the division wrapped up with a bow on top, but the Philadelphia Phillies are still fighting to maintain a Wild Card spot. With more motivation and the better pitcher, our MLB picks are siding with the road team.

Syracuse vs Purdue Odds, Picks, and Predictions: Orange Prepared to Stay Undefeated

Sep 15, 2023 • 4:41 PM ET

Despite the low level of competition, Syracuse has looked dominant through its first two games and the same can't be said about Purdue. That's why we expect the Orange to take care of business when the two meet in Week 3 — read more below.

Rays vs Orioles Odds, Picks, & Predictions: Rays Sting O's Once More

Sep 15, 2023 • 2:12 PM ET

The battle for the AL East crown is coming down to the wire between the Rays and Orioles and our MLB betting picks expect the Rays pitching to be the difference maker here tonight. Read more to find out which betting markets to attack.

College Football Parlay Picks for Week 3: Bowers Finds Paydirt in Another Georgia Blowout

Sep 15, 2023 • 11:35 AM ET

Georgia tight end Brock Bowers has yet to find the end zone this season but with conference play kicking off in 2023, our college football parlay picks for Week 3 expect his number to get called — read more below.

Braves vs Phillies Odds, Picks, & Predictions: Braves Earn Victory Behind Strider's Mastery

Sep 13, 2023 • 3:43 PM ET

If tonight's game is half as good as yesterday's, fans and bettors will be in for a treat. Spencer Strider toes the rubber for the visiting Braves and our free MLB betting picks expect his domination of the Phillies to continue here tonight.

Yankees vs Red Sox Predictions, Picks, Odds: Devers Stays Hot Against Bronx Bombers

Sep 11, 2023 • 6:25 PM ET

Even with both the Yankees and Red Sox out of contention, fans are still invested to see this heated rivalry. Offense has been easy to come by when these teams meet this year, and our MLB betting picks expect plenty of runs Monday.

Aaron Rodgers Odds & Props: Player Prop Picks for Monday Night Football Week 1

Sep 11, 2023 • 6:17 PM ET

Just how well will former MVP Aaron Rodgers fare in his New York Jets debut when Gang Green plays host to the Buffalo Bills in the Meadowlands? Find out in our Week 1 Monday Night Football spotlight picks.

Iowa vs Iowa State Odds, Picks, and Predictions: Can Either Offense Push This Total?

Sep 9, 2023 • 11:57 AM ET

Iowa and Iowa State have traditionally played to low scores, but the total for this Week 2 rivalry showdown suggests some life to the offenses. Should it be believed? Our college football picks break it down.

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