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A lifelong Cowboys, Cubs, Maple Leafs, and Gators supporter, Neil has been covering sports in print and online since 2011. His past stops include Sportsbook Review, USA TODAY, theScore, DraftKings Playbook, and RotoWire, among others. He employs a numbers-based approach to sports betting and spends ample time at KenWo Golf Club.

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Team: Chicago Cubs
Sport to bet on: PGA
Sports movie: The Color of Money
Sports snack: Pizza and pints
Covers feature: Bet Now, Bet Later
I’d love a DMC DeLorean to go back to 2016. The only thing topping cashing in on Danny Willet at the Masters was never hedging my preseason Chicago Cubs World Series ticket. What a year to be alive.
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Losing is part of the game, and I can’t predict the future, so I don’t dwell on the beats. Plus, always betting on the Dallas Cowboys and Toronto Maple Leafs means the losses come frequently, and especially when it matters most.
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Masters Odds, Picks, and Predictions Ahead of Round 3: The Mad Hatter

Apr 12, 2024 • 9:26 PM ET

After blustery Friday conditions wreaked havoc on the field, the weekend is setting up for some nice scoring conditions. One player who should be able to take advantage is Tyrrell Hatton who has the game needed to go low in a hurry.

Today’s NHL Prop Picks and Best Bets: Real World for Robert Thomas

Apr 12, 2024 • 12:45 PM ET

Find out why Neil Parker is fading these three forwards on Friday night in his best NHL betting picks for April 12 as the regular season winds down.

Today’s NHL Prop Picks and Best Bets: Flames Fall Flat

Apr 11, 2024 • 1:25 PM ET

While the focus at this time of year is on teams and players in the playoff hunt, there's still value in betting on, or against, teams that already have one foot on the golf course. Case-in-point, per our NHL betting picks, are the Calgary Flames.

Flames vs Kings Predictions, Picks, and Odds for Tonight’s NHL Game

Apr 11, 2024 • 10:54 AM ET

It's been a weird season for the Kings, but a win tonight against the floudering Flames will book their ticket to the postseason. Our NHL picks believe L.A. gets it done tonight in front of its fans.

Today’s NHL Prop Picks and Best Bets: Back Vancouver to Clamp Down on Arizona

Apr 10, 2024 • 1:39 PM ET

The shorthanded Arizona Coyotes will be in for tough sledding when they head to Rogers Arena to face a Vancouver Canucks team that shut them down defensively last time out. Read more in Neil Parker's latest NHL player props.

Masters Picks: Reed is Ready to Rock in Return to Augusta National

Apr 10, 2024 • 1:18 PM ET

Patrick Reed has won nine times on the PGA Tour, and yet the LIV Golf star and former Masters champion is somehow being overlooked heading into this week's tournament. Find out why he's our sleeper pick to win outright.

2024 Masters Picks: One Masters Bet We're Making Right Now

Apr 10, 2024 • 1:18 PM ET

Brooks Koepka's success in majors is well-documented and while there are still some great prices for the 2023 Masters runner-up, they may be gone by the time Masters week rolls around. We suggest you bet on Brooks now before it's too late.

Masters Sleeper Picks & Predictions 2024: Burns Takes Major Step Forward at Augusta

Apr 10, 2024 • 1:17 PM ET

Sam Burns may not have the major championship resume required to be a true contender at Augusta National but with an 80/1 price tag and a clear path to success, our Masters sleeper picks would be silly to look past him.

Jon Rahm Masters 2024 Picks, Odds, & History

Apr 10, 2024 • 1:16 PM ET

A lot has changed since Jon Rahm put on the Green Jacket for the first time a year ago but him being one of the best players in the world hasn't. We break down his Masters odds and provide a best bet for the defending champion below.

Masters Predictions: Nick Taylor is a Tantalizing Longshot at Augusta National

Apr 10, 2024 • 1:16 PM ET

Bookmakers have remarkably different views on how Nick Taylor will perform at the Masters this week. Find out how to take advantage of the wide range of odds available on the Canadian golfer.

2024 Masters Picks: One Masters Bet You Need to Make Before Odds Move

Apr 10, 2024 • 1:15 PM ET

Shane Lowry's 2019 Open Championship victory is the highlight of a strong major championship resume but he's excelled here at Augusta, too, and might just be undervalued at 50/1 this week. Back him now before it's too late.

Masters Best Bet: Viktor Hovland Offering Incredible Value at 35/1

Apr 10, 2024 • 1:15 PM ET

The reigning FedExCup champion has seen his short game dip a bit this season, but there's still plenty of reason — and even more value — to back him this week at Augusta.

Masters 2024 Picks & Predictions: Norwegian Undervalued at Augusta National

Apr 10, 2024 • 1:15 PM ET

Viktor Hovland has cooled off since a scorching-hot run last summer but his odds to win the Masters have almost doubled over that stretch, making him hard to ignore in our 2024 Masters outright picks below.

Rory McIlroy Masters 2024 Picks, Odds, & History

Apr 10, 2024 • 1:14 PM ET

Another year, another opportunity for Rory McIlroy to dawn the Green Jacket and complete the career grand slam. With stellar tow in form, could this be the year he gets past the 'final boss'? We break down his odds, form, and give our best Rory bet for the 2024 Masters.

Scottie Scheffler Masters 2024 Picks, Odds, & History

Apr 10, 2024 • 1:14 PM ET

The World's No. 1 golfer is in a great position to win the green jacket this year, and with his game having few holes, our golf picks expect a strong Round 1 from Scottie.

2024 Masters Odds: Where Things Sit on Monday

Apr 8, 2024 • 3:53 PM ET

Neil Parker breaks down the 2024 Masters odds for Monday, April 8, including line movement for Scottie Scheffler, Tiger Woods, and more.

Today’s NHL Prop Picks and Best Bets: Matthews Pursuit of 70 Keeps Going vs. Penguins

Apr 8, 2024 • 1:37 PM ET

Despite just two games on the NHL slate tonight, our NHL prop picks have found some value. To start, we head to Toronto with two correlated props, followed by a stop in Vancouver where we fade a certain Nucks' defenseman.

Today’s NHL Prop Picks and Best Bets: Lafreniere Clips Wings in Detroit

Apr 5, 2024 • 2:44 PM ET

Alexis Lafreniere is on a roll for the streaking New York Rangers, and our NHL betting picks are backing him with full vigor vs. the slumping Detroit Red Wings. Check out all three of our prop picks for tonight.

Dodgers vs Cubs Prediction, Picks, and Odds: Hendricks Beaten by LAD Bats

Apr 5, 2024 • 10:48 AM ET

Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks is looking vulnerable against heavy-hitting lineups, and he'll face the mother of them today against the Dodgers. See why our MLB picks don't envision good things for him.

Today’s NHL Prop Picks and Best Bets: Sharks' Zetterlund Hits a Wall

Apr 4, 2024 • 2:27 PM ET

Our NHL prop picks are a collection of fades for tonight's slate, as we're targeting a trio of players to struggle on the scoresheet. Chief among them is Sharks forward Fabian Zetterlund, who has been red hot but faces a staunch Kings defense.

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