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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.

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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Seattle Sounders vs Sporting Kansas City Picks and Predictions: Two-Way Action Fuels Rivalry

Jun 24, 2022 - 9:32 AM ET

Sporting KC is on a bit of a heater, but the Sounders are rounding back into form after splitting time with CONCACAF early-season. Count on two-way fireworks for MLS betting, as both teams look primed to find the back of the net in a heated grudge match.

USMNT World Cup 2022 Odds, Schedule, and Betting Preview: Yanks Go Marching Into Qatar

Jun 23, 2022 - 5:04 PM ET

After missing out on a spot in Russia in 2018, the USMNT have qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. With the tournament just five months away, we're bringing you an early look at the USMNT roster and World Cup odds.

New York Red Bulls vs Toronto FC Picks and Predictions: Don't Expect Any Early Scoring

Jun 17, 2022 - 3:32 PM ET

The New York Redbulls have just one win over their last five games and look to bounce back this weekend in Jersey against Toronto FC. Read more on why we're siding with the home squad in our Red Bulls vs. TFC betting picks.

LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers Picks and Predictions: Timbers Continue to Fall on Road

Jun 17, 2022 - 11:54 AM ET

While L.A.'s been struggling to deliver on their scoring opportunities, Portland's been a complete mess this season, especially on the road. Find out why we can't back them to break the Galaxy's stride in our MLS betting picks.

Seattle Sounders vs LAFC Picks and Predictions: Home Field Advantage Reigns Supreme

Jun 17, 2022 - 11:43 AM ET

Lumen Field always gives the Sounders an advantage when Seattle is at home, and we like that to play a major factor in Seattle getting the win on Saturday. Find out more in our Sounders vs. LAFC betting picks.

Sounders vs Whitecaps Picks and Predictions: Seattle's Home Dominance Continues

Jun 13, 2022 - 11:40 AM ET

With Seattle's season gaining steam and Vancouver's inability to generate offense — especially with a key attacker away on international duty — our MLS betting picks are leaning on the Sounders to come away victorious, potentially in clean-sheet fashion.

Sporting Kansas City vs New England Revolution Picks and Predictions: Gil Fuels Favorites

Jun 11, 2022 - 12:42 PM ET

Sporting KC has had a tough run this season, and New England seems primed to pounce, especially in the first half. The Revolution will be televised — see how you can turn the best value from this matchup with our MLS betting picks.

Charlotte FC vs New York Red Bulls Picks and Predictions: Visitors Continue Their Road Domination

Jun 10, 2022 - 2:18 PM ET

The New York Red Bulls are coming off a 4-1 road win in D.C. on May 28th, and we like them to get the job done as the away team again this weekend, this time at Bank of America Stadium. Find out more in our Charlotte FC vs. NY Red Bulls betting picks.

USA vs Uruguay International Friendly Picks and Predictions: Yanks Finally Lose at Home

Jun 4, 2022 - 10:43 AM ET

The USMNT hasn't been felled on home soil in quite some time, but they now face a Uruguay squad that will pose a far tougher challenge than the fodder the States have been beating up on. Get our soccer betting picks and see why things must come to an end.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Real Salt Lake Picks and Predictions: Salt Lake's Road Woes Continue

Jun 3, 2022 - 1:53 PM ET

Real Salt Lake may be way ahead of Vancouver in the table, but the Whitecaps have turned around their season, and get to host a squad that's heavy on absences and poor on the road. Find out why the White Party will be kept clean with our MLS picks.

USA vs Morocco International Friendly Picks and Predictions: Yankee Doodle Dandies

May 31, 2022 - 8:53 AM ET

In the lead-up to the 2022 World Cup in November, we'll get a string of friendlies to keep us occupied. The United States face Morocco on Wednesday and while we're favoring the US in our betting picks, we're especially bullish on both sides scoring.

Liverpool vs Real Madrid Champions League Final Prop Picks: Benzema Steals the Show in Saint-Denis

May 28, 2022 - 11:55 AM ET

The Champions League Final is set for Saturday between Liverpool and Real Madrid. Find out the three prop picks we like most ahead of the big match at Stade to France, including Karim Benzema to score in the second half.

LA Galaxy vs Austin FC Picks and Predictions: Galaxy Invaded by Goals

May 28, 2022 - 11:49 AM ET

L.A. shored up their porous defense from a year ago, but now scoring goals appears to be the problem. That's bad news against an Austin side that's peppering the net, and we're backing them to take advantage in this matchup with our MLS betting picks.

Toronto FC vs Chicago Fire FC Picks and Predictions: Home Side Again Rude Hosts

May 27, 2022 - 1:55 PM ET

Toronto has dominated the recent matchup with Chicago as the home side, and simply look to be in better form at the moment. See why this matchup shouldn't buck any of the recent trends as we break down our Toronto FC vs. Chicago Fire picks.

Portland Timbers vs Philadelphia Union Picks and Predictions: Philly Look to Get Back on Track

May 21, 2022 - 2:27 PM ET

Philadelphia may be in first place in the Eastern Conference but they struggled recently, as the Union haven't won a game since April 9. Can they break the drought on Sunday? Find out more in our Timbers vs. Union betting picks.

D.C. United vs Toronto FC Picks and Predictions: Toronto's Road Woes Continue

May 20, 2022 - 10:22 AM ET

To say Toronto has been bad this season would be a severe understatement. With United's moneyline costing so much, we decided to find a couple of good value plays for this match. Find out more in our MLS betting picks and predictions.

Los Angeles FC vs Austin FC Picks and Predictions: A Tale of Two Halves

May 17, 2022 - 10:33 AM ET

LAFC and Austin love to attack and have shown defensive vulnerabilities lately. Find out why we expect plenty of scoring opportunities when they clash in our MLS picks and predictions.

Atlanta United vs New England Revolution Picks and Predictions: Shootout in the Dirty South

May 15, 2022 - 8:24 AM ET

With both Atlanta and New England conceding goals at an alarming rate this season, we're going all-in on a high-scoring affair — especially inside the first 45 minutes. Read more in our MLS betting picks below.

Toronto FC vs Orlando City SC Picks and Predictions: Home Side's Defense Betrays Again

May 14, 2022 - 9:23 AM ET

Toronto FC's been struggling mightily on defense of late, and Orlando City FC can make the most of limited chances. Find out why we're backing the home side's struggles to continue with our MLS betting picks for Saturday.

Wolves vs Manchester City Picks and Predictions: City Closes in on Title

May 11, 2022 - 8:47 AM ET

Wolves are hungry, but they've also struggled to get on the score sheet, and will be in tough against a City side looking to lock up the EPL crown. Find out how we're getting creative in backing the favorites with our Wolves vs. Manchester City picks.

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