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A hardcore sports junkie since the 1987 Super Bowl (his first heartbreaking L of many), Eric officially embarked on a career in sports journalism in 1997 and has written for a number of top websites and media outlets since. He jumped to the betting side of sports coverage in 2016 and will watch just about anything that's competitive.

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Team: Denver Broncos
Sport to bet on: NBA
Sports movie: He Got Game
Sports snack: Nachos
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A very successful bettor told me the final frontier of sports wagering is player props since many oddsmakers don't have the time to research each and every player stat. He said when you find it, be sure to hammer it. Sure enough, I was scanning player props for a meaningless San Antonio Spurs game, and Zach Collins had an Over\Under of 4.5 rebounds. Turns out, in the 30+ games he had played that season, Collins had cracked four rebounds just twice. I only won $35 on that, but it was literally the first legit mining moment that struck gold.
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I usually don't mess around with MLB, but I had a free bet, so for a random Tigers-Astros game, I parlayed the total of 5.5 runs (Under) and an Astros win. That game happened to be on TV that night, and Houston led 3-1 in the ninth, with Detroit getting their final at-bats. With two outs and a runner on, I had a cash out option of $34, or I could hang until the final out to claim the full $45. The batter had two strikes, so I decided to let it ride. Sure enough, the Detroit batter crushed a two-run homer to tie the game, crushing my parlay.
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South Carolina vs Texas A&M Odds, Picks and Predictions: Taking the Points in College Station

Feb 28, 2024 • 11:25 AM ET

Despite being listed as a 4.5-point underdog in College Station, South Carolina is by all accounts the better team. We break down the matchup and more in our college basketball picks below.

Pistons vs Bulls Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Keeping Things Close in Chi-Town

Feb 27, 2024 • 3:28 PM ET

The Bulls are sure to get their third straight win when the Pistons come to town tonight but the 12-point spread is both inflated and undeserving. Read our NBA picks below to find out if Detroit can hang around.

Texas vs Texas Tech Odds, Picks and Predictions: Red Raiders Take Final Big 12 Battle vs Texas

Feb 27, 2024 • 9:31 AM ET

Texas and Texas Tech meet as Big 12 rivals for the final time on Tuesday night, with the Red Raiders favored in Lubbock. Our college basketball betting picks believe the Longhorns' struggles with good teams will continue here.

Kings vs Oilers Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Can Edmonton Snap Three-Game Skid?

Feb 26, 2024 • 9:20 AM ET

The Oilers are in need of a win after dropping three straight games last week and with the Kings coming to town as +125 underdogs, Edmonton will certainly have its chance. We break down the matchup in our NHL betting picks below.

Temple vs Wichita State Odds, Picks and Predictions: Take the Points With Temple

Feb 25, 2024 • 2:13 PM ET

Temple and Wichita State both live in the basement of the AAC standings and we're not sure the latter should be giving 6.5 points to the former. We break down the Owls and their chances of covering this spread in our NCAAB betting picks below.

Bucks vs 76ers Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Can Milwaukee String Wins Together?

Feb 25, 2024 • 8:24 AM ET

The current versions of the Bucks and 76ers are far from the teams that met in Milwaukee back in October. Read our NBA picks below to find out how those changes impact tonight's matchup.

North Carolina vs Virginia Odds, Picks and Predictions: David Puts in Work for Tar Heels

Feb 24, 2024 • 9:46 AM ET

UNC's been struggling to hold onto its top status in the ACC, but our college basketball picks think RJ Davis won't shy away from the spotlight in a big matchup with Virginia.

Houston vs Baylor Odds, Picks and Predictions: Cougars Fight Off All Foes

Feb 24, 2024 • 8:01 AM ET

Houston's looking to fend off challengers for its Big 12 title, but Baylor's coming for the crown. See which of these predators our college basketball picks are backing when they face off on Saturday.

Hornets vs Warriors Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Buzz City Proves a Pest for Dubs

Feb 23, 2024 • 1:48 PM ET

Are the Hornets onto something? Our NBA picks are skeptical if they can topple the Warriors against such a huge spread tonight, but there could still be value in these buzzing underdogs.

St. John’s vs Georgetown Odds, Picks and Predictions: Pitino Powers Up His Squad

Feb 21, 2024 • 1:08 PM ET

St. John's is in freefall after a hot start and it's wearing on coach Rick Pitino. However, a date with Georgetown could be just what the doctor ordered. The Hoyas have lost 10 straight and haven't even enjoyed a homecourt advantage.

Baylor vs BYU Odds, Picks and Predictions: Deep Ball Comes Up Huge

Feb 20, 2024 • 8:27 AM ET

Two top-shelf Big 12 offenses square off in Provo tonight as the Baylor Bears look to make it two in a row against these BYU Cougars. Can the home squad split the season series? Either way, this has the makings of a shootout.

Stars vs Bruins Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Boston Suddenly Beatable in Beantown

Feb 19, 2024 • 8:44 AM ET

The Bruins have struggled since the All-Star break and suddenly look vulnerable on home ice, which seemed unthinkable for most of the season. Today, they welcome the NHL's best offense to town as the Stars look to upset their hosts.

Rangers vs Islanders Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Blueshirts Solve Isles in Stadium Series Showdown

Feb 18, 2024 • 3:26 PM ET

The Islanders have had the Rangers' number the last two seasons, but MetLife Stadium hosts their first meeting of the year and the Blueshirts have been playing some inspired hockey of late. Our NHL betting picks see Chris Kreider making an impact for NYR.

Florida Atlantic vs South Florida Odds, Picks and Predictions: Can Owls Keep It Moving?

Feb 18, 2024 • 8:47 AM ET

The South Florida Bulls have put together 10 straight wins but will put that streak to the test when No. 24 Florida Atlantic comes to town as 5.5-point favorites. We break down their chances in our NCAAB betting picks below.

Jets vs Canucks Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Miller Helps Vancouver Stay Hot

Feb 17, 2024 • 12:44 PM ET

The Canucks have been a sincere two-way threat, which isn't something the Jets can claim. Will Winnipeg clamp down enough on D? Our NHL picks break down the matchup.

Texas Tech vs Iowa State Odds, Picks and Predictions: Williams Helps Will Red Raiders

Feb 17, 2024 • 8:45 AM ET

Texas Tech is ready to shake up Iowa State's current win streak — can the Red Raiders pull it off? Our college basketball picks think Darrion Williams & Co. will at least make things interesting.

Temple vs Florida Atlantic Odds, Picks and Predictions: Spread Too Large in Battle of Owls

Feb 15, 2024 • 8:45 AM ET

While FAU will most assuredly lock up their 21st victory of the season tonight, this spread is pushing 20 and its opponents haven't often gotten blown out. Read more in our college basketball betting picks below.

Hawks vs Hornets Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Bounce-Back Spot for Trae

Feb 14, 2024 • 9:17 AM ET

Trae Young's been slumping by his standards, but the Hawks All-Star shown a knack for snapping out of it, and our NBA picks feel the Hornets aren't going to be able to do much to stop him.

Warriors vs Jazz Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Who Can Stop Steph?

Feb 12, 2024 • 9:29 AM ET

Coming off a stunning finish vs. Phoenix, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors travel to Utah as slight underdogs against the Jazz. Both offenses are putting in work, and we look at whether or not that has us veering toward a lot of points.

Wake Forest vs Duke Odds, Picks and Predictions: Blue Devils Handle Demon Deacons

Feb 12, 2024 • 8:27 AM ET

Duke is a massive favorite tonight against Wake Forest and this will be a battle between two potent offenses. The Demon Deacons are second in the ACC in scoring while the Blue Devils are just behind them. Will Duke's defense be the difference?

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