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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 About.com, CardsChat, and OnlineGambling.com, 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.

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Team: New York Mets
Sport to bet on: MLB
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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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Week 14 College Football Parlay Picks: Nothing Finer Than Carolina

Dec 1, 2022 • 9:27 AM ET

Our parlay picks for conference title weekend are headlined by a pair of Carolina-based schools in the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and North Carolina Tar Heels, both of which are underdogs that ought to cover spreads that are too high.

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Nov 30, 2022 • 3:10 PM ET

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Heat vs Celtics Picks and Predictions: Boston's Offense Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

Nov 30, 2022 • 1:54 PM ET

Boston is back to being one of the premier teams in the NBA, and its offensive firepower plays a major part in that. Playing against a beaten-up Heat team, our NBA betting picks expect plenty of offense in this one.

Syracuse vs Illinois Odds, Picks and Predictions: Long Night Ahead for the Orange

Nov 29, 2022 • 1:50 PM ET

Illinois is off to a hot start to the season while Syracuse has struggled to gain traction. Read more to see why the Fighting Illini should exploit the Orange from beyond the arc tonight in our Syracuse vs. Illinois betting picks.

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Nov 29, 2022 • 7:28 AM ET

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Hawks vs 76ers Picks and Predictions: No Embiid, No Problem for Philly's Defense

Nov 28, 2022 • 1:17 PM ET

Even despite the absence of MVP candidate Joel Embiid, the 76ers continue to operate at a snail's pace while playing excellent defense. With his availability in question again tonight, that has our NBA betting picks targeting the Under.

Chargers vs Cardinals Week 12 Picks and Predictions: Herbert Hurts Zona Secondary

Nov 27, 2022 • 8:31 AM ET

The Chargers need to make their playoff push now, and Justin Herbert's probably licking his chops at this weekend's matchup with the Cardinals secondary. See why we're backing L.A. to control a shootout with Week 12's NFL picks.

Bears vs Jets Week 12 Picks and Predictions: Expect a Messy One at MetLife

Nov 27, 2022 • 8:27 AM ET

With Mike White starting over Zach Wilson and Justin Field's status up in the air, it could be a messy day in the Meadowlands. Find out where the betting edge lies on Sunday in our Bears vs. Jets betting picks.

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Nov 25, 2022 • 7:23 AM ET

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Week 13 College Football Parlay Picks: Tigers and Crimson Tide Clash in Iron Bowl

Nov 24, 2022 • 4:28 PM ET

Auburn has had a season to forget, but the Tigers are still playing strong competition closely and are no stranger to upsetting Alabama in the Iron Bowl. Read why they should cover as massive road dogs in our Week 13 college football parlay picks.

Alabama vs Michigan State Odds, Picks and Predictions: Tested Spartans Prove Too Tough

Nov 24, 2022 • 12:48 PM ET

While Alabama has been cruising through its non-conference schedule, Michigan State has been battling it out with some of the best teams in the nation. That increased competition could have the underdog Spartans better prepared to snatch a win tonight.

Josh Allen Thanksgiving Day Spotlight: Player Props for Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions

Nov 24, 2022 • 8:26 AM ET

Josh Allen has been inconsistent at times this season, but our NFL picks expect the gunslinger to show off with both his arm and legs against Detroit. Find out more by reading our spotlight props for the Buffalo Bills quarterback.

New Updated FanDuel Promo Code Guarantees $125 for USA vs Wales at the 2022 World Cup

Nov 21, 2022 • 1:56 PM ET

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Jazz vs Clippers Picks and Predictions: Offenses Stay Quiet As Defenses Step Up

Nov 21, 2022 • 1:29 PM ET

These teams meet for the second time this year, with Utah claiming victory in the first go around. With recent injuries on both sides, our NBA betting picks expect this rematch to be all about defense — find out more below.

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Nov 21, 2022 • 7:06 AM ET

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South Carolina vs Stanford Odds, Picks and Predictions: Gamecocks Give it Their All

Nov 20, 2022 • 1:34 PM ET

We're in for a treat on Sunday afternoon as the Top 2 teams in women's college basketball go toe-to-toe. With both sides being so loaded on offense, which side will come away with the win? Find out in our picks for South Carolina vs. Stanford.

Cowboys vs Vikings Week 11 Picks and Predictions: Does Dallas Deserve Favorite Status?

Nov 20, 2022 • 9:43 AM ET

The Cowboys have overperformed this year, but the Vikings look like legit Super Bowl contenders, and might not be getting the credit they deserve. See why our NFL picks think they'll continue to get it done in Week 11.

Jets vs Patriots Week 11 Picks and Predictions: Baby Steps for Wilson

Nov 20, 2022 • 8:23 AM ET

The Jets continue to surprise, and leaning on their run game has helped get them this far. Our NFL picks think they'll stick to the script against the Patriots in Week 11, limiting Zach Wilson's margin for error.

Our Caesars Promo Code Gets You $1,250 for World Cup Betting

Nov 19, 2022 • 6:05 PM ET

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Week 12 College Football Parlay Picks: Horned Frogs Continue Playoff Bid

Nov 17, 2022 • 7:41 PM ET

The Horned Frogs went into Austin last weekend and beat the Texas Longhorns as road dogs. This week they'll face another stiff Big 12 challenge as they take on Baylor. Find out more as TCU highlights our Week 12 college football parlay picks.

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