Phil Naessens spent 38 years as a high performance international tennis coach and has been handicapping sports since he was a kid. He published his first tennis article in 2005 and has been writing ever since at places like SB Nation, Winners & Whiners, Stat Salt, Sharp App as well as many others. Phil has published four sports betting books and hosts podcasts This Week in Tennis, The Phil Naessens Show, and Line Grinders Betting Podcast.
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Ohio has the momentum in its favor heading into a matchup the Bobcats profile well in. See why Toledo won't be able to overcome its losses, as our college football picks break down the MAC Championship.
Two lackluster 3-point shooting teams will continue to struggle from beyond the arc in a tight battle between two of the best defenses in the country. Find out more in our North Carolina vs. Indiana betting picks.
Kansas City is clicking on all cylinders while Los Angeles's Super Bowl hangover season continues. With Matthew Stafford listed out, read why Patrick Mahomes should be in for a big day in our Rams vs. Chiefs betting picks.
Tennessee is coming of a big road win on Thursday Night Football in Green Bay, and we like Mike Vrabel's team to keep padding their lead in the AFC South by taking care of business on Sunday. Find out more in our Titans vs. Bengals betting picks.
Washington has found new life with Taylor Heinicke taking over for an injured Wentz, and now it faces off against the Falcons. With the Commanders' rush defense looking strong, our NFL betting picks are siding with them to take down Atlanta.
The final of the ESPN Events International brings us to Orlando as the Rebels and Sooners square off on Sunday afternoon. Find out why the betting edge lies with the total in our Mississippi vs. Oklahoma betting picks.
Despite their record being under .500, the Yellow Jackets have two nationally-ranked wins and should be able to find the scoreboard against Georgia, which may be looking ahead to the SEC title game next weekend — read more below.
North Carolina suffered a setback last week against Georgia Tech but this offense led by Drake Maye should have more than enough firepower to cover against rival NC State. Read more in our college football betting picks below.
MACtion kicks off the Week 12 slate on Tuesday with a battle between Ball State and Miami of Ohio. With or without RB Carson Steele, the RedHawks should contain the Cardinals' attack — positioning the offense to cover this 3-point spread.
In the slates' highest total, look for the stars to shine. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes should have a big day, and Austin Ekeler will be the focal point of the Chargers' offense. Read more in our Sunday Night Football prop picks.
It's Deebo time, and he has a great opportunity ahead of him when the 49ers meet the Cardinals in Mexico City. Read more to see why the San Francisco superstar headlines our Monday Night prop picks in Week 11.
Tee Higgins should see a larger target share with Ja'Marr Chase out in Week 10, and against a Steelers secondary that leaks in the red zone, he's a good bet to hit paydirt, as our NFL betting picks explain.
Houston has just one win on the season and now must host a Commanders team that are winners in four of five. Which side will win in this non-conference affair? Find out in our NFL betting picks and predictions to find out.
Tennessee needs a big result to keep its National Title hopes alive, and the Volunteers could come storming out of the gates against South Carolina. Our betting picks are foregoing the overall spread for a different market, though.
MACtion continues this week with the Miami (OH) RedHawks heading to Huskie Stadium to face off against Northern Illinois. With plenty of snow in the forecast, our college football betting picks are eyeing the Under for this matchup.
It's going to be a cold and rainy night when Eastern Michigan battles Kent State. As 7.5-point underdogs, the Eagles might be a tad undervalued as they've performed admirably on the road. Still, the Golden Flashes have an explosive offense. Which prevails?
Seattle quarterback Geno Smith has a league-best seven games with multiple passing touchdowns, and we like that trend to continue on Sunday. Find out more by reading our Seahawks vs. Buccaneers betting picks.
Blake Corum and Michigan are going to have a field day this weekend against floundering Nebraska and its conference-worst run defense. See how our college football picks like to fade the Huskers in Week 11.
MAC play continues when NIU takes on the Broncos in Kalamazoo Wednesday night. Western Michigan won't be partaking in any bowl games this season, but our college football picks believe it's the right pick for this matchup — find out why!
With first place in the MAC West on the line Tuesday night, our college football picks are expecting a much tighter affair than the 11.5-point spread suggests. We break it all down in our Ball State vs. Toledo betting preview below.