Before Jared Hochman joined the Covers team in 2020 as a Senior 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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Nathan MacKinnon hasn't racked up the points in the Stanley Cup Final, though not for a lack of trying: he's piled up the shots and the ice is tilted when he's playing. Now that he's got his first SCF goal, our NHL prop picks like Nate to keep dominating.
Steven Stamkos came up clutch in Monday's win — and with some of Tampa's other stars banged up, he'll be looked upon again to deliver in Game 4. We like the Bolts' captain to bring his best again, with some Stanley Cup props to cash in his performance.
Tampa Bay star forward Nikita Kucherov was smothered in the opening games of the Stanley Cup Final against Colorado's top players. He should get a chance to face easier matchups at home in Game 3 — and our NHL picks explore how to cash in on Kuch.
Brayden Point was impressive in Game 1, considering he hadn't played since mid-May and still isn't 100%. He still wasn't the Point we're used to seeing, however, but we expect Point to do even better in Game 2 — and have some NHL props to cash in on that.
Cale Makar has been an offensive force all season for Colorado — and he's hit another level in the playoffs. In his first Stanley Cup Final game, our NHL player props expect him to continue his dynamic play... at both ends of the ice.
World Series MVP betting odds will be available once the MLB Playoffs get underway this fall.
The Lightning are back in the Stanley Cup Final, in search of their third straight championship. In their way are the high-flying Avalanche, who cruised through the West. The Covers staff weighs in on whether the Avs can stop the Lightning dynasty.
At first glance, the Yankees have a huge edge with Nestor Cortes on the mound against Chris Archer. A deeper look, however, shows that it's a massive advantage for the Bronx Bombers — and our MLB betting picks are taking full advantage of that mismatch.
To close out the NBA regular season, the Sixth Man of the Year Award went to Heat guard Tyler Herro. He remained firmly entrenched as the betting favorite down the stretch in what was his best pro campaign yet.
Sportsbooks are already looking ahead to the 2023 NBA MVP odds, with former two-time winner Giannis Antetokounmpo leading a pack of usual suspects atop the odds board. Get an early peek at next year's odds to win NBA MVP.
New York was outplayed in Game 1, yet only lost by one goal... albeit a crushing triple-OT defeat. However, our NHL betting picks like the Rangers to raise their level of play — and in facing a third-string goalie should even their best-of-seven series.
The Rangers are back in the playoffs after five seasons, and kick things off against a familiar foe in the Penguins. Goals were at a premium when these teams faced off in the regular season — and our NHL betting picks expect that to continue in Game 1.
It's finally NFL Draft day, with the Jacksonville Jaguars kicking off the first round tonight. We've got the latest NFL Draft betting odds updates, including betting splits on the No. 1 pick, player position Over/Unders, first pick by position and more.
Carolina can clinch the Metro Division with a win over the Rangers tonight, but will need to do so with a rookie goalie in net. Is that enough for our NHL betting picks to side with Artemi Panarin and New York — or are there more reasons to like NYR too?
When the Rangers and Islanders square off, you can usually count on a low-scoring game. Our NHL betting picks for tonight expect another Under to cash — but read on to see who we think actually comes away with the win.
One thing is clear early in the season: neither New York nor Detroit can hit. But with Luis Severino facing Eduardo Rodriguez, our MLB betting picks think that gives the Yankees enough of an edge to come away with another low-scoring victory.
The NHL's best road team visits the league's most dominant home side when the Capitals visit the Avalanche tonight. Read our NHL betting preview to see why we think Washington will go goal-for-goal with the league's top team.
The Jets are grasping at a faint playoff chance, but things are not all sunshine and rainbows when they visit Florida tonight. The Panthers are too talented — and playing too well — for Winnipeg to keep pace, as our NHL betting picks explain.
The Blue Jays offense hasn't been crushing it in the Bronx, but the Yankees' bats have been worse in dropping two of the first three games. New York will try to avoid losing the series finale tonight, but we've got reasons to love the MLB betting underdog.
After posting 106 wins last year, the Dodgers are projected for just 98.5 victories in 2022. That number, however, is still the highest projected MLB wins total in the league, while the surging Toronto Blue Jays are expected to be the best team in the AL.