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John Reger has been covering professional sports for more than 30 years. Some of the events he has attended are the NCAA basketball championships, The Masters, Rose Bowl, MLB, NHL, and NBA playoffs. He has taken that knowledge and has applied it to sports betting writing for the last 10 years.

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Team: Buffalo Bills
Sport to bet on: College football
Sports movie: Slap Shot
Sports snack: Chicken wings
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When I was a student at Long Beach State, they had a football team. They were playing Clemson and were a 58-point underdog. I took Clemson and gave away the points — Clemson won 59-0. I told my friend who was on the team, and he got mad at first... then he thought about it and said, "Yeah I probably would have bet against us as well.”
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I bet on Ball State football a couple of years ago and had to lay 6 points. Late in the game, they were ahead by a point. And got to the 2-yard line, with first and goal and 1:36 remaining. Instead of trying to score, they ran down the clock and kicked a field goal. I lost my voice yelling at the television.
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Guardians vs Blue Jays Picks and Predictions: Toronto's Gausman Leads Team to Run Line Cover

Aug 14, 2022 - 8:40 AM ET

Toronto and Cleveland have split the first two games of this series. With two pitchers who are white hot taking the mound, which hurler will prevail? Find out in our MLB betting picks and predictions for Guardians vs. Blue Jays.

Guardians vs Blue Jays Picks and Predictions: McKenzie Keeps Jays at Bay

Aug 13, 2022 - 9:41 AM ET

The Blue Jays' potent lineup has been muted of late, while the Guardians are red-hot in August and sending a budding star to the mound. See why Triston McKenzie should keep the home side quiet as we break down our MLB betting picks.

Brewers vs Cardinals Picks and Predictions: Milwaukee Gains Ground on St. Louis

Aug 12, 2022 - 10:39 AM ET

The battle for first place in the NL Central heats up as St. Louis welcomes in Milwaukee for a three-game series. With the Cards sending out Jordan Montgomery, we'll be taking the road team tonight. Read more in our Brewers vs. Cardinals betting picks.

Maryland Sports Betting Activity Dips in July, but Operators Win More

Aug 11, 2022 - 9:40 AM ET

Numbers released by Maryland regulators on Wednesday show the state’s retail sportsbooks took $15.5 million in wagers during July, compared to $19.1 million the prior month.

Braves vs Red Sox Picks and Predictions: Floodgates Stay Open in Boston

Aug 10, 2022 - 8:49 AM ET

The Braves and Red Sox combined for 16 runs on Tuesday night and we expect more of the same tonight with Nick Pivetta toeing the rubber for Boston. While we expect Atlanta to win, Rafael Devers will do some damage and is worth a look on the prop market.

Maine Sports Betting Law in Effect But Wagers Will Have to Wait

Aug 8, 2022 - 2:50 PM ET

Maine's legal sports betting law went into effect on Monday, but wagers aren't expected until 2023 or early 2024. Milt Champion, executive director of Maine's Gambling Control Unit, is aiming for ideal rollout.

Blue Jays vs Twins Picks and Predictions: Toronto's Bats Chase Archer in Series Finale

Aug 7, 2022 - 10:11 AM ET

After two straight high-scoring affairs saw Minnesota leave on the winning side, the Twins are left with a weak Chris Archer on the mound and an exhausted bullpen. Expect Guerrero Jr. & Co. to take advantage with the Over cashing yet again.

Braves vs Mets Game 1 Picks and Predictions: Fireworks to Leadoff Doubleheader

Aug 6, 2022 - 10:45 AM ET

We've got a doubleheader at Citi Field today, with Atlanta and New York getting started this afternoon. Game 2 will feature an excellent pitching matchup but for Game 1, expect fireworks — our Braves vs. Mets picks explain.

New York Betting: Empire State's Streak of Billion-Dollar Months Snapped in July

Aug 5, 2022 - 3:50 PM ET

New York's weekly sports betting numbers improved, but the Empire State posted a handle of just over $800 million, snapping a streak of six straight billion-dollar months since sports betting was legalized in January.

Penn National Gaming Changes Name to PENN Entertainment, Releases Q2 Financial Results

Aug 5, 2022 - 9:05 AM ET

The newly named PENN Entertainment released its Q2 2022 results on Thursday, with overall revenues increasing and net incoming declining. But the iGaming sector — led by Barstool Sportsbook and theScore Bet — continues to grow.

Nationals vs Phillies Picks and Predictions: Philadelphia Pounds Down on Visiting Nats

Aug 4, 2022 - 3:38 PM ET

Noah Syndergaard makes his Philadelphia debut when Washington comes to town. With Washington in full tank mode, will Philly be able to cover the run line? Find out in our MLB betting picks and predictions for Nationals vs. Phillies.

Phillies vs Braves Picks and Predictions: Can Wheeler Lead Phillies to Bounceback W?

Aug 3, 2022 - 11:17 AM ET

After getting beat down 13-1 on Tuesday, the Phillies are sending Zack Wheeler to the hill in hopes of splitting this short two-game set. We break down the matchup and highlight the best MLB betting value in our Phillies vs. Braves picks below.

Wyoming Sports Betting: Caesars Sportsbook Launches in the Cowboy State

Aug 2, 2022 - 3:59 PM ET

Caesars Sportsbook became the fourth mobile sportsbook to operate in Wyoming on Tuesday, joining FanDuel, DraftKings, and BetMGM.

Bally's, New York Yankees Announce Official Sports Betting Partnership

Aug 1, 2022 - 2:25 PM ET

"This is a great partnership that will give Bally Bet and our other Bally's Interactive brands terrific visibility in New York," said Adi Dhandhania, Chief Operating Officer of Bally's Interactive North America.

BetRivers Opens Maryland's First Non-Casino Retail Sportsbook

Aug 1, 2022 - 9:27 AM ET

Maryland sports betting is getting another retail sportsbook, with BetRivers opening at Bingo World — the state's first retail outlet outside of a casino. It's continued growth for betting in the state, but online wagering is still waiting.

Brewers vs Red Sox Picks and Predictions: Yelich Revival Helps Fuel Brew Crew

Jul 30, 2022 - 1:14 PM ET

The Sox pitchers have been fairly disastrous this month, and a resurgent Christian Yelich can help exploit this matchup for the Brewers, who have great value as dogs. Find out more in our MLB betting picks.

Nevada Sports Betting Handle in June Drops More than 12% from Previous Month

Jul 29, 2022 - 8:38 AM ET

The state’s 179 casinos took in $490.56 million in sports betting wagers last month, down 12.7% from May and marking a 10% decrease compared to June 2021.

Rangers vs Angels Picks and Predictions: Fading Angels as Bloated Favorites

Jul 28, 2022 - 1:03 PM ET

Even with Shohei Ohtani on the mound for the Angels, our MLB betting picks have some qualms about backing them as -250 favorites. As such, we're targeting the value with the underdog Rangers with some help from Jonah Heim's bat.

Sports-Betting Industry Doing Better on Diversity, but Room for Improvement, Report Finds

Jul 26, 2022 - 2:48 PM ET

Forty organizations with more than 140,000 employees took part in the 2021-2022 report, which showed varied results when it comes to diversity in the legal sports betting and global gaming industry.

Red Sox vs Cubs Picks and Predictions: Boston Escapes Windy City With a Win

Jul 3, 2022 - 1:09 PM ET

When these teams face off this afternoon, Boston will try to avoid the sweep, as Chicago has surprisingly taken the first two games of the series. Which struggling pitcher will be able to hold on? Find out in our MLB betting picks for Red Sox vs. Cubs.

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