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A Saturday in the fall is when Rob’s at his happiest, on a couch for 12 straight hours (even longer if Hawaii has a local kick) watching college football. While college football is his first love, any form of football will do the trick and when it’s not in season, college basketball, the NBA, and MLB fill the void.

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Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Sport to bet on: College Football
Sports movie: Friday Night Lights
Sports snack: Sunflower seeds
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Weeknights in November mean #MACtion football, and anything can happen in the MAC. After Central Michigan takes a 14-0 lead over Western Michigan in 2020, I’m convinced I’m a fool for taking the Broncos moneyline. They then score 38 straight points to give me a false sense of security. It was a back and forth scoring affair in the second half with CMU cutting the lead to eight with two minutes to go. I’ve never been more sure a team would recover the onside kick... they didn’t, WMU won, and my slip cashed.
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I fancy myself an NFL draftnik, but boy I couldn’t have been sillier thinking the NFL’s addiction to quarterbacks would ensure that Over 1.5 would go in 2022. Pretty much every year at least two quarterbacks go in the first round, even Christian Ponder and Jake Locker did! So, knowing my Pittsburgh Steelers would take one, I was convinced someone would bite the bullet and take another. When the Vikings were on the clock with the 32nd pick, I knew it had to be happening… I started celebrating. Then Roger Goodell announced Georgia safety Lewis Cine and my heart dropped.
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Spurs vs Lakers Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Devin's The Dude for San Antonio

Feb 23, 2024 • 1:51 PM ET

Devin Vassell's been quietly having a great season while Victor Wembanyama steals all the headlines, and the Lakers provide a great value for the Spurs guard tonight, and our NBA picks are attacking accordingly.

Michigan vs Northwestern Odds, Picks and Predictions: Wolverines Looking Like Prey

Feb 22, 2024 • 12:24 PM ET

Things have gone from bad to worse for Michigan this season, now missing two top players for tonight's showdown with Northwestern. See why our college basketball picks don't think the Wolverines will put up much of a fight.

Maryland vs Wisconsin Odds, Picks and Predictions: Defense Paints the Picture

Feb 20, 2024 • 12:02 PM ET

Wisconsin looked to be a lock for the NCAA Tournament, but a rough patch has the Badgers flailing coming into this matchup against the Terps. With both defenses known for playing tough, our college basketball picks expect a slow pace.

Purdue vs Ohio State Odds, Picks and Predictions: Can OSU Help Push Total Over?

Feb 18, 2024 • 10:14 AM ET

With an interim coach manning the bench and No. 2-ranked Purdue coming to town, Ohio State will need to be at its best if it wants to have a chance to win. We break down the Big Ten battle in our NCAAB betting picks below.

Michigan State vs Michigan Odds, Picks and Predictions: Running Up the Score in Michigan

Feb 17, 2024 • 1:00 PM ET

It's been a rough year of college basketball for the Great Lakes State, but the Spartans have at least shown up on defense. The same can't be said about the Wolverines. We're staying away from the spread, though, and looking at the total tonight.

Texas vs Houston Odds, Picks and Predictions: Texas Two-Step

Feb 17, 2024 • 10:50 AM ET

Houston features the best defense and one of the slowest paces in the country. Texas will have a difficult time solving it, but the double-digit spread in favor of the Cougars is a steep hill to climb. Our betting picks go an alternate route to find value.

Ohio State vs Wisconsin Odds, Picks and Predictions: Defenses Have No Answers for Scoring Stars

Feb 13, 2024 • 11:00 AM ET

The Buckeyes defense hasn't been able to stop a nosebleed this season, while Wisconsin's stop unit is mired in a bad stretch. Our college basketball betting picks don't see these trends changing on Tuesday night.

San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl Odds: Can Niners Secure Lombardi before Window Closes?

Feb 12, 2024 • 10:28 AM ET

So close, yet so far away. The San Francisco 49ers fought tooth and nail, but ultimately Patrick Mahomes won Lombardi No. 3. With several pieces of this team's offense coming back in 2024-25, what's next for the 49ers?

Minnesota vs Iowa Odds, Picks and Predictions: Buckets Pile Up in Iowa City

Feb 11, 2024 • 10:28 AM ET

Iowa has arguably the best offense in the nation, but its defense has been horrendous. With the Gophers plenty capable of stuffing the stat sheet, our college basketball picks are expecting tons of points this afternoon.

Illinois vs Michigan State Odds, Picks and Predictions: Illini Put Up Fight in Sparta

Feb 10, 2024 • 12:00 PM ET

Michigan State is in need of a win, but our college basketball picks see Illinois bringing the fight to the Spartans' door this afternoon, where both attacks should thrive.

Wisconsin vs Michigan Odds, Picks and Predictions: Badgers Offense Goes Off

Feb 7, 2024 • 11:45 AM ET

The Michigan Wolverines have been a Big 10 doormat this year, and the our college basketball betting picks believe the Wisconsin Badgers will turn up the heat on Juwan Howard’s seat on Wednesday night.

Indiana vs Ohio State Odds, Picks and Predictions: Points a Plenty in Ohio

Feb 6, 2024 • 11:15 AM ET

Both the Hoosiers and Buckeyes possess plenty of weapons to pile up the points, but neither defense is top of the line. With these sides to lock horns tonight, our college basketball picks are seeing a recipe for an Over.

Providence vs Villanova Odds, Picks and Predictions: Defense Reigns Supreme

Feb 4, 2024 • 10:56 AM ET

Providence is feeling the affect of losing it's second-leading scorer, but the defense has done a great job of filling the gap. Villanova is no slouch on defense either, opening the door for what should be a low-scoring affair.

Ohio State vs Iowa Odds, Picks and Predictions: High-Scoring Shootout Headlines Big Ten Action

Feb 2, 2024 • 12:23 PM ET

With both programs boasting efficient scoring, while also maintaining lackluster defense, Robert Paul expects an abundance of points in tonight's conference duel. Read more in our Ohio State vs. Iowa betting picks.

Illinois vs Ohio State Odds, Picks and Predictions: Battle, Buckeyes Fight Bravely vs Illini

Jan 30, 2024 • 10:11 AM ET

The Ohio State defense isn't up to the challenge that Illinois presents regardless of location, but being at home will help this Buckeyes offense keep the Illini on their toes, per our college basketball betting picks.

Knicks vs Hornets Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Anunoby Moves Into Secondary Scoring Role

Jan 29, 2024 • 11:31 AM ET

While defense is the name of OG Anunoby's game, his scoring will now be called upon with Julius Randle injured and out of the lineup. The Knicks get an easy matchup on Monday and our NBA picks expect the new Knick to be at his best.

Christian McCaffrey Odds and NFC Championship Props: Lions Keep CMC's Rushing at Bay

Jan 28, 2024 • 3:56 PM ET

Despite Christian McCaffrey's dominance on the ground this season, the 49ers running back may take a slight backseat as a decoy option in Sunday's NFC Championship. Read more in our Christian McCaffrey spotlight picks.

Isiah Pacheco Odds and AFC Championship Props: Ravens Aided as They Clamp Run Game

Jan 28, 2024 • 1:06 PM ET

Isiah Pacheco could be facing any number of obstacles in the AFC Championship — from injuries, to weather, to the Ravens' formidable defense. See why our NFL picks are fading the Chiefs' back on Sunday.

Pelicans vs Bucks Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: NOLA Picked Apart by Giannis

Jan 27, 2024 • 1:34 PM ET

Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the most gifted players in NBA history, and although he's an offensive force to be reckoned with, our NBA picks are focusing on how he'll dominate the Pelicans on the defensive side of the ball.

Indiana vs Illinois Odds, Picks and Predictions: Shannon Return Helps Fuel Illini Offense

Jan 27, 2024 • 10:08 AM ET

Despite Terrence Shannon's off-court troubles, he's an undeniable boost to Illinois' offense, and our college basketball picks think he'll ensure plenty of points are scored against Indiana today.

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