Before Jared Hochman joined the Covers team in 2020 as a Publishing Editor, he worked as a freelance sports writer but has now truly honed in on the world of sports betting. "Hoch" focuses on the NHL, MLB, NFL, and NBA but won't hesitate to sprinkle a shekel or two on soccer, WNBA, golf and tennis.
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Covers feature: MLB Daily Props
After winning last weekend at Bristol, Cup championship favorite Kyle Larson now has six Top-6 finishes in his last seven races heading into the South Point 400. Larson also won at Vegas earlier this year, making him the obvious favorite this weekend.
Ryder Cup odds have the United States, with eight of the Top-10 golfers in the world, as favorites to rebound after the 2018 Ryder Cup was taken by Europe. Check out the latest betting odds, plus all the key info for the 2021 Ryder Cup.
The Browns get a chance to rebound from a disappointing Week 1 loss in their home opener against Houston this Sunday. Despite being double-digit chalk, we're backing Cleveland, and its punishing ground game, to take out its frustrations on the Texans.
After a lengthy one-week hiatus, the PGA Tour is back in action with the first event of the 2021-22 season — the Fortinet Championship. It's a soft field, with the exception of World No. 1 Jon Rahm, who is the massive PGA betting favorite this weekend.
The Broncos are healthy, upgraded their QB and secondary, and are NFL betting road chalk against an also-upgraded Giants squad. While it's scary to back the Broncos on the road, key injuries for the G-Men have us catching an orange crush.
Browns vs Chiefs Week 1 Picks and Predictions: Cleveland Looks for Revenge In What Should Be A Shootout
After losing to the Chiefs in the 2020 playoffs, the Browns kick off 2021 by visiting Arrowhead Stadium again for a rematch. Cleveland is getting plenty of NFL betting action — but we're backing the home Chiefs giving less than a TD in Week 1.
Martin Truex Jr. stumbled into the NASCAR playoffs but he's the favorite this weekend. Why? Because he's finished in the Top 5 in five straight races at Richmond. Check out his odds, plus the entire field at this weekend's Federated Auto Parts 400.
The Giants have the MLB's best record, and they're getting plus money at home against a Brewers team that just lost two of three to the Twins. So why are we going with Milwaukee in our MLB betting picks today? Corbin Burnes, that's why.
Patrick Cantlay got a head start on the field at the PGA Tour Championship, beginning at -10. Despite the stroke advantage, he wasn't the betting favorite to win — find out who that was, and who the current fave is, in our live Tour Championship odds.
The Yankees are riding an 11-game win streak into a pivotal four-game series against the A's, who have lost eight of 10. Oakland's biggest problem has been offense — but we don't see them scoring much (or winning) Thursday night.
Pushed back from an original Sept. 18 date, Canelo vs Plant will happen on Nov. 6 as the two fighters unify their Super Middleweight titles. Canelo, who already has the WBO, WBA, and WBC belts, is a big favorite in this historic unification bout.
Southpaws are the theme of today's best MLB prop bets. We have a lefty that struggles to strike opponents out, a hot slugger with a good matchup against a southpaw, and baseball's best lefty this month continuing to deal in a divisional matchup.
Baseball's two hottest teams collide Monday when the Braves host the Yankees. MLB betting lines have this basically as a coinflip, but Huascar Ynoa's pitching profile is the perfect matchup for the New York lineup, making us lean towards the ATL tonight.
PSG have the best Champions League odds at +333. The big jump, however, comes from Manchester United following news that Cristiano Ronaldo is returning to Old Trafford — 12 years after his previous tenure with the Red Devils.
Boston's implosion continued yesterday with another late-game meltdown against the Rays. Tampa has now won six straight against the Sox and we don't see that streak ending Wednesday night as the Rays continue to bludgeon Boston's struggling pitchers.
Kyle Larson may be dominating the NASCAR Cup Series this season, but he's not the betting favorite to win the 2021 Verizon 200 at The Brickyard — that would be Chase Elliott, who is simply masterful when it comes to navigating road courses.
It's the last chance dance for golfers to extend their PGA Tour season — and make the FedExCup Playoffs — at the 2021 Wyndham Championship. Follow the live odds for this weekend's action at Sedgefield Country Club.
Pitching is the theme of our MLB prop bets tonight, highlighted by Marcus Stroman going against the red-hot Phillies, John Means continuing to round into form, and some dynamite arms going toe-to-toe when two of the National League's best do battle.
Today’s MLB Prop Bets, Picks and Predictions: Royals Rookie Lynch Continues To Struggle Racking Up Ks
Home offenses are the theme for today's best MLB props, as we like the Rockies to keep rolling at Coors, baseball's hottest hitter continuing to do his thing at home, and Royals rookie Daniel Lynch struggling to punch out Sox hitters in Chi Town.
Braves vs Cardinals Picks and Predictions: After Ruining Lester's Cards Debut, Atlanta Look to Repeat Against Happ
The Braves punished Jon Lester in his St. Louis debut last night, and now get a chance to ruin J.A. Happ's Cardinals debut tonight. With how good Atlanta's offense has been lately — and how awful Happ has been — we like the ATL to mash its way to victory.