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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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Texas vs Kansas State Odds, Picks and Predictions: Overcast for Big 12 Battle

Feb 4, 2023 • 12:45 PM ET

These two teams blew the total out of the water the last time they met, and while this afternoon's matchup might not hit such heights, there's still plenty of potential for scoring between Texas and Kansas State.

Juventus vs Lazio Picks and Predictions: Lazio Is Live at a Price

Feb 2, 2023 • 9:14 AM ET

It's been a long season for supporters of Juventus, and Lazio looks ready to add to those woes in Coppa Italia play, as our expert soccer picks suggest.

Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest Picks and Predictions: Nottingham Not In Form to Test Trafford

Feb 1, 2023 • 11:07 AM ET

Even though Manchester United will be shuffling the lineup a bit, they've dominated Nottingham Forest in two recent matches, and with the visitors' current form, our soccer picks don't see things playing out much differently Wednesday.

Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Picks and Predictions: Back Benzema to Find the Back of the Net

Jan 28, 2023 • 7:01 PM ET

Karim Benzema has been on a heater, and we're taking him to haunt Real Sociedad once more with hiss leg when these two teams meet on Sunday in Spain. Read more in our Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad betting picks.

Kansas vs Kentucky Odds, Picks and Predictions: Reeves Stays Hot for Wildcats

Jan 28, 2023 • 1:48 PM ET

The Wildcats have been a dominant 11-1 at home this season and have been reaping the offensive benefits from a streaking Antonio Reeves. Find out why the budding shooting guard should play a big factor tonight in our Kansas vs. Kentucky betting picks.

USA vs Colombia Picks and Predictions: Fireworks in California as USMNT Camp Closes

Jan 28, 2023 • 11:55 AM ET

The USMNT's January camp is coming to an end, with a friendly against Colombia on tap to held bring it to an end. With a pair of youthful sides colliding, our soccer betting picks expect an entertaining game in Carson.

USA vs Serbia Picks and Predictions: USMNT Bringing Inexperienced Roster to Friendly

Jan 24, 2023 • 5:01 PM ET

The United States is bringing plenty of inexperienced players to this international friendly as the team tries to find its identity. We preview the best bets in our USA vs Serbia picks.

Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United Picks and Predictions: Red Devils Dominate

Jan 24, 2023 • 12:17 PM ET

Manchester United have been on a torrid pace recently, with just one blemish over their last 10 games. With Nottingham limping into this matchup, our soccer picks and predictions are targeting the Red Devils to take the win.

Arsenal vs Manchester United Picks and Predictions: Odegaard Shines Against Undermanned Midfield

Jan 21, 2023 • 12:21 PM ET

Martin Odegaard is in the form of his life for league-leaders Arsenal, and his job gets a lot easier on Sunday with Casemiro suspended. With Manchester United grappling with an undermanned midfield, our EPL picks like Odegaard to shine.

Liverpool vs Chelsea Picks and Predictions: Drawn and Quartered

Jan 20, 2023 • 9:50 AM ET

Liverpool and Chelsea have both struggled so far in this EPL campaign, and with injuries still besetting both sides, a low-scoring game with few edges may be in order, as our soccer betting picks reveal.

Crystal Palace vs Manchester United Picks and Predictions: Palace's Woes Intensify at Selhurst Park

Jan 18, 2023 • 11:15 AM ET

Patrick Viera's Crystal Palace have taken a considerable step back this season and it's worsened since the World Cup break. Now welcoming red-hot Manchester United to Selhurst Park, our EPL picks expect bad to worse for Palace.

Georgia vs Kentucky Odds, Picks and Predictions: Roberts Stuffs the Stat Sheet Against Wildcats

Jan 17, 2023 • 6:17 PM ET

The Bulldogs haven't won in Lexington in more than 10 years and will hope to upset the Wildcats as double-digit underdogs tonight. Find out why Dawgs' guard Terry Roberts will be at the forefront of our Georgia vs. Kentucky betting picks.

Marquette vs Xavier Odds, Picks and Predictions: Boum Lowers the Boom

Jan 15, 2023 • 10:28 AM ET

Both Marquette and Xavier have played some inspired hoops this season, but only one program can walk away with a win on Sunday afternoon. If the Musketeers go down, it won't be the fault of star point guard Souley Boom, as our betting analysis explains.

Kentucky vs Tennessee Odds, Picks and Predictions: Vols Hammer the Wildcats in Knoxville

Jan 14, 2023 • 9:06 AM ET

The Wildcats' season has started horribly and won't get any better Saturday, with a trip to Knoxville ahead. The Volunteers won't have any problems with this lifeless Kentucky squad — our picks highlight some value here.

Napoli vs Juventus Picks and Predictions: Calling for Clean Sheets

Jan 13, 2023 • 1:55 PM ET

Juventus and Napoli are still shaking off the rust from the World Cup pause, but these two Serie A heavyweights will meet in a key match toward the top of the table on Friday. Goals could be at a premium, as our betting picks explain.

Man City vs Manchester United Picks and Predictions: Noisy Neighbors Quieted on Derby Day

Jan 13, 2023 • 12:11 PM ET

The Manchester Derby has been all City in recent years, with Pep & Co. running riot over a dysfunctional Manchester United. With the Red Devils back to respectability, our EPL picks don't expect an easy 90 minutes for Man City.

Man City vs Chelsea Picks and Predictions: City Make It Two in a Week Against the Blues

Jan 7, 2023 • 3:16 PM ET

Man City beat Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge midweek in EPL play and now they clash again, at the Etihad, in the FA Cup. City have dominated this fixture in recent years and our soccer betting picks expect a repeat.

Kentucky vs Alabama Odds, Picks and Predictions: Tide Tames Wildcats

Jan 7, 2023 • 9:59 AM ET

Kentucky's had its chance to level up to top competition and hasn't followed through. See why our college basketball picks like Alabama to roll on Saturday afternoon.

The Top 5 NCAAF National Championship Game Upsets

Jan 7, 2023 • 7:30 AM ET

The TCU Horned Frogs are hoping to make history on Monday night as they try to pull off one of the biggest upsets in NCAAF National Championship Game history. Here are five other teams that beat the odds in college football's title game.

Manchester United vs Everton Picks and Predictions: Red Devils Roll the Toffees

Jan 5, 2023 • 2:46 PM ET

Manchester United have won their five matches and are flying high ahead of a Friday matchup against Everton in FA Cup action. Find out if they can keep their winning ways going with our soccer betting picks.

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