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Jason has been hooked on soccer since watching Real Madrid and Manchester United in the 2003 Champions League, and has been betting on the sport for nearly 15 years. He has given soccer gambling and fantasy advice for nearly a decade, writing for sites including Rotowire, SB Nation, and The TwinSpires Edge. Jason lives in Louisville, Kentucky and is an on-air contributor with ESPN Louisville 680, where he co-hosts University of Kentucky football and basketball post-game shows and produces the weekly Soccer City Radio show covering Louisville City and Racing Louisville.

Favorites
Team: Manchester United
Sport to bet on: Soccer
Sports movie: Dodgeball
Sports snack: Wings
Covers feature: Premier League coverage
Hitting the trifecta in the 2015 Kentucky Derby. I played a $1 box with Carpe Diem, Dortmund, Firing Line, and American Pharoah and while it only paid out about $100, it was still an amazing feeling.
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The ACC Tournament in 2012. I lost a +1,500 parlay when Notre Dame made two free throws with half a second on the clock, which they put back on the clock after review. The shots put them Over their team total. I've hated the Fighting Irish ever since.
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Barcelona vs PSG Predictions and Picks for Today’s Champions League Match

Apr 16, 2024 • 12:01 PM ET

The first leg of this UCL quarterfinal supplied five goals in a 3-2 Barca win, and with PSG needing to open up to win, our Champions League picks expect a similar result.

Sporting Kansas City vs Inter Miami CF Predictions and Picks: Agada & Co. Push the Pace at Home

Apr 13, 2024 • 2:10 PM ET

A marquee MLS showcase at Arrowhead Stadium headlines tonight's slate. Find out why Jason Ence expects the home side to produce offensively by checking out our Sporting KC vs. Inter Miami betting picks.

Rangers vs Astros Prediction, Picks, and Odds for Today’s MLB Game

Apr 13, 2024 • 10:45 AM ET

Ronel Blanco's been stellar to start this season, and with several Astros bats that can beat up on Andrew Heaney, our MLB picks don't think today's game will start out well for the Rangers.

PSG vs Barcelona Predictions and Picks: Raphinha Keeps Pressure On

Apr 10, 2024 • 9:19 AM ET

With injuries on their back line, it's going to be more difficult for PSG to contain Barcelona's attack, and our Champions League betting picks think Raphinha is primed to take advantage on Wednesday.

Real Madrid vs Manchester City Predictions and Picks: Going Down to the Wire

Apr 9, 2024 • 11:24 AM ET

Real Madrid vs. Manchester City at the Bernabeu should be an absolute cracker of a match with neither side having much of a edge to win in the betting odds. We'll navigate how this should affect your approach to wagering on such a close contest.

Manchester United vs Liverpool Predictions and Picks: Salah, Diaz Take Their Shots

Apr 6, 2024 • 3:50 PM ET

Manchester United is flagging as the EPL season comes down the homestretch, and in potentially chaotic conditions in store at Old Trafford, our soccer betting picks seeing Liverpool peppering the net with shots from set pieces.

Inter Miami CF vs Colorado Rapids Predictions and Picks: Bassett Ensures Upbeat Affair

Apr 6, 2024 • 3:28 PM ET

Jason Ence's MLS betting picks sense some fireworks going off in this Inter Miami vs. Colorado Rapids contest, with or without Lionel Messi. Find out how Cole Bassett could impact proceedings.

Diamondbacks vs Braves Prediction, Picks, and Odds: Arcia Hits Heavy

Apr 6, 2024 • 2:41 PM ET

Orlando Arcia's season is off to a hot start, and he faces a great matchup against the Diamondbacks tonight, where our MLB picks are finding value in the Braves slugger.

Chelsea vs Manchester United Predictions and Picks: Mudryk Fires Away at Stamford Bridge

Apr 4, 2024 • 1:03 PM ET

Manchester United's poor defense and sloppy turnovers have allowed their recent opponents to pepper them with shots and that's the focus of our best bet at Stamford Bridge. Read more in our EPL betting picks below.

Inter Miami CF vs New York City FC Predictions and Picks: Suarez & Co. Step up With Messi Out

Mar 30, 2024 • 2:55 PM ET

Although Lionel Messi is sitting tonight's contest out, the Herons should have more than enough to get a win at home against a poor NYCFC side. Find out more in our Inter Miami vs. New York City FC betting picks.

Brentford vs Manchester United Predictions and Picks: Red Devils Secure Three Points

Mar 30, 2024 • 12:22 PM ET

Manchester United have looked confident away from home all season long and are getting Rasmus Hojlund back for a winnable fixture against Brentford. Read more in our EPL betting picks below.

Braves vs Phillies Prediction, Picks, and Odds: Ronald Runs the Bases

Mar 30, 2024 • 11:23 AM ET

Ronald Acuna Jr. is up to his usual MVP tricks and kicked off his season with a stolen bag in the season opener. He's had success against Aaron Nola in the past and might just be able to turn that into another stolen base on Saturday.

VCU vs Utah Predictions, Picks, and Odds for NIT Quarterfinals Matchup

Mar 27, 2024 • 6:35 PM ET

The spread is moving in favor of Utah as they welcome VCU to town for this NIT quarterfinal, but Jason Ence can't figure out why. His college basketball betting picks for Wednesday night are keen on the Rams shutting down Utes star Deivon Smith.

Spain vs Brazil Predictions and Picks: Offenses Minimized at Bernabeu

Mar 26, 2024 • 1:38 PM ET

As famous as these sides are, offense has been particularly hard to come by when they play against top competition and such could be the case again on Tuesday. Read more in our Spain vs. Brazil betting picks below.

Argentina vs Costa Rica Predictions and Picks: No Messi, No Problem for World Cup Champs

Mar 26, 2024 • 10:57 AM ET

Even without Lionel Messi, this Argentina side boasts a ton of attacking prowess and should be able to make quick work of Costa Rica. Read more in our soccer betting picks below.

Mexico vs USA Predictions and Picks: Tentative Play Yields Low-Scoring Results

Mar 24, 2024 • 1:26 PM ET

USA is subdued, lacking a scoring power that's expected at this level. El Tri won't be much better in that department. In what appears to be a low-scoring affair, we comb through the markets to see which angle offers bettors the most value tonight.

New York Red Bulls vs Inter Miami Predictions and Picks: Alba Finds the Net

Mar 23, 2024 • 10:46 AM ET

New York and Miami are both decimated by injuries and the international break, but our MLS picks believe Jordi Alba will take advantage as Inter looks to him for offense this afternoon.

USA vs Jamaica Predictions and Picks: Shorthanded Reggae Boyz Can't Keep Up With Yanks

Mar 21, 2024 • 10:24 AM ET

The Jamaicans are decimated by injuries and other absences, resulting in a USA team being favored even more heavily than they would have been. Our betting picks will instead look at alternate ways to target the result in order to find value.

Man United vs Liverpool Predictions and Picks: Van Dijk Dictates Possession for the Reds

Mar 16, 2024 • 7:47 PM ET

Not many players have attempted more passes in the Premier League than Virgil van Dijk this season. Read more as Jason Ence details why the Dutch defender headlines our latest Man United vs. Liverpool betting picks.

St. Peter's vs Fairfield Predictions, Picks, and Odds: Fields Paces the Stags' Offense

Mar 16, 2024 • 2:33 PM ET

Caleb Fields has heated up down the stretch for the Stags offense, and Jason Ence is banking on the senior guard taking center stage in tonight's MAAC championship. Read more in our St. Peter's vs. Fairfield betting picks.

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