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Malcolm Rashaad Banks is a multimedia journalist with a concentration in sports and entertainment. A 2016 graduate of Morehouse College, he was tasked during his time on campus with revitalizing the campus newspapers sports content as its Lead Editor. In 2015, Banks interned at NY Amsterdam News, producing weekly think pieces and articles, including a front-page story on Serena Williams. Since graduating from Morehouse, Banks continues to create unique content found in publications including UPTOWN magazine, Prep Hoops, Sports Radio America, Pelican Debrief, and more.

Team: New York Knicks
Sport to bet on: NFL
Sports movie: Remember the Titans
Sports snack: Pizza
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I take pride in monitoring the ascension of Denver Nuggets Center Nikola Jokic well before he was the bona fide back-to-back MVP. As the 2020-21 NBA season was set to begin, I combined my research (and a great deal of hope) to pick Jokic to win the MVP award when he was a +4,000 underdog.
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Rarely do I let my fandom get in the way of reality, but if there was ever a moment in time where that was the case it's when I foolishly bet the house on the Jets reaching a Super Bowl in the 2011-12 season. The Jets were riding high going into the season with Rex Ryan preaching he wouldn’t kiss Bill Belichick’s rings and back-to-back AFC appearances had me falling for the immense hype. The result? A disappointing 8-8 season and no playoff birth.
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Mystics vs Sparks Picks and Predictions: Washington Rolls Without EDD

Jun 21, 2022 - 1:43 PM ET

Even without superstar Elle Delle Donne, the Mystics remain a formidable foe — and one worth backing when they take on the Sparks at Arena. We break down why in our WNBA betting picks and predictions below.

Storm vs Liberty Picks and Predictions: Improved Liberty Keep Showing Signs

Jun 19, 2022 - 8:51 AM ET

Since starting the season a dreadful 1-7, the New York Liberty have shown real signs of improvement en route to five wins in seven tries. Can they now avenge two early-season losses to Sue Bird and the Storm? Find out in our WNBA betting picks below.

Mercury vs Wings Picks and Predictions: Phoenix Continues Rising from the Ashes

Jun 17, 2022 - 11:14 AM ET

Still without Brittney Griner, Phoenix is digging (Diggins?) itself out of an early-season hole and has looked like a stronger unit the past couple of weeks. Our Mercury vs. Wings picks see that momentum continuing tonight.

Sky vs Sun Picks and Predictions: Sky Stay Close Despite Early Sunrise

Jun 10, 2022 - 8:29 AM ET

The East's Top 2 teams face off tonight when Chicago visits Connecticut — and while we like a closer game than the spread sees, our best bet is for the Sun to jump out to an early lead. Find out why with our Sky vs. Sun WNBA betting picks.

Liberty vs Mystics Picks and Predictions: Washington is Right to be Heavily Favored

Jun 3, 2022 - 11:12 AM ET

The Washington Mystics play host to the New York Liberty tonight, currently sitting second in the Eastern Conference. We like the Mystics to cover the 12-point spread in a game that goes Under the total. Read why in our Liberty vs. Mystics betting picks.

Sparks vs Fever Odds, Picks, and Predictions: Los Angeles Will Prevail

May 27, 2022 - 11:07 AM ET

Los Angeles got off to a rough start to 2022 with a five-game losing streak. The Sparks rebounded with a win on Wednesday, however, and we like them to get the best of Indiana tonight. Read more in our Sparks vs. Fever WNBA picks.

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