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Robert M. Criscola is a veteran sportswriter from Brooklyn, NY. His work has appeared in MetroBet, TwinSpires Edge, and Horse Racing Nation. When he’s not working, you can often find Robert in “the best seat in the house,” watching the game of the night in his living room.

Team: New York Rangers
Sport to bet on: Horse Racing
Sports movie: Rocky
Sports snack: Pretzels
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I didn’t make a ton of money on it, but I bet Cleveland at -1.5 runs against Colorado on June 1, 2014, and the game was tied 4-4 with the Tribe batting in the bottom of the ninth. With a runner on and the slap-hitting Michael Bourn at the dish, I was worried that Cleveland would win by just one run. Instead, Bourn hit only his second home run of the season off Adam Ottavino, Cleveland won by two runs, and I cashed!
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I bet the Tampa Bay Lightning to win the Stanley Cup at +1,200 before the NHL playoffs began in 2015, and things looked good when they jumped out to a 2-1 lead in the Stanley Cup Final over the Chicago Blackhawks. But the Bolts’ offense soon evaporated, as they scored just two goals in the final three games en route to a 4-2 series loss.
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Mets vs Marlins Picks and Predictions: Pitchers Havana Good Time in Miami

Jun 24, 2022 - 11:53 AM ET

We're set for a good 'ol-fashioned pitcher's duel on Friday as the Mets and Marlins do battle in Miami, and we're backing a low-scoring contest, particularly early-on, with our MLB betting picks for this NL showdown.

Cardinals vs Brewers Picks and Predictions: Runs Galore in Thursday Matinee

Jun 23, 2022 - 11:59 AM ET

The bats of NL MVP candidate Paul Goldschmidt, Tommy Edman, and Brendan Donovan make the Cardinals' offense a deadly one, and one that should do the heavy lifting in sending this game Over the 9.5-run total.

Mets vs Astros Picks and Predictions: Soaring Past the Over in Space City

Jun 22, 2022 - 10:09 AM ET

While we're leaning on the New York Mets to take Game 2 of this brief series, there are a ton of red-hot bats across both lineups — pointing us to the Over. Read more in our MLB betting picks for Mets vs. Astros.

Giants vs Braves Picks and Predictions: Pitcher's Duel at Truist Park

Jun 20, 2022 - 11:19 AM ET

With two stellar arms in Logan Webb and Max Fried taking the mound, our MLB betting picks and predictions break down why the Under will ultimately be your best bet as the Giants and Braves open a four-game set at Truist Park.

Sunday Night Baseball Prop Picks: Pollock Leads the Way for White Sox

Jun 19, 2022 - 12:41 PM ET

Tonight we're targeting AJ Pollock to score a run as the leadoff man, starting pitcher Michael Kopech to have a quality outing, and for Yordan Alvarez to continue to be an RBI machine. Read more in our Sunday Night Baseball prop picks.

Braves vs Cubs Picks and Predictions: Atlanta's Bats Bounce Back

Jun 18, 2022 - 9:25 AM ET

ATL was stunned on Friday, having its 14-game win streak halted by the Cubs. Don't count on a repeat, as we see the Braves bats heating up Saturday in a higher-scoring contest — find out more with our MLB betting picks.

Cardinals vs Red Sox Picks and Predictions: St. Louis Can't Keep Up With Boston's Bats

Jun 17, 2022 - 12:29 PM ET

While St. Louis's offense has struggled on the road this year, the Red Sox thrive in the confines of Fenway Park. We're taking Boston to win on Friday night and improve to five games over .500 — read more in our Cardinals vs. Red Sox betting picks.

A's vs Red Sox Picks and Predictions: Bet on Boston to Bludgeon Oakland

Jun 14, 2022 - 1:44 PM ET

The Boston Red Sox are coming off a successful road trip, winners of eight of their last 10. We like Boston to keep winning as they host Oakland Athletics tonight, who are already 20 games below .500. Read more in our A's vs. Red Sox betting picks.

Pirates vs Cardinals Picks and Predictions: Back the Redbirds to Beat the Bucs

Jun 14, 2022 - 9:43 AM ET

St. Louis and Pittsburgh lock up for Game 1 of a Tuesday double header, with both sides looking for momentum heading into tonight's game. Who will gain it? Find out in our MLB betting picks and predictions for Pirates vs. Cardinals.

Rockies vs Padres Picks and Predictions: Profar, Padres Cruise Past Rockies

Jun 12, 2022 - 10:57 AM ET

Behind Blake Snell on the mound and a red-hot Jurickson Profar at the plate, the Padres look primed to take the series finale against the visiting Rockies. Read more in our MLB betting picks and predictions below.

2022 Belmont Stakes Odds: We The People and Mo Donegal Favored Ahead of Saturday

Jun 11, 2022 - 3:47 PM ET

Get the latest odds following the post position draw on the eight horses running at Belmont Park.

Belmont Stakes: The Case For and Against Rich Strike

Jun 11, 2022 - 3:47 PM ET

Following his 80-1 upset victory at the Kentucky Derby, Rich Strike's next opportunity to shock the world comes at the 154th Belmont Stakes. Was his longshot victory a fluke or is he worth serious consideration once again? We break it all down below.

Last Minute Belmont Stakes Odds, News, and Storylines

Jun 11, 2022 - 3:47 PM ET

Rich Strike looks good, improving weather, and a celebrity backing the Belmont favorite — we've got the top storylines and last-minute news of note to prepare you for the 154th running of the Belmont Stakes tomorrow night.

Belmont Stakes Picks: Exacta, Trifecta & Superfecta Picks

Jun 11, 2022 - 3:46 PM ET

The best Belmont Stakes picks and betting predictions for 2022, including our favorite trifecta pick for the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 11.

Belmont Stakes Horses: Analysis & Past Performances for 2022

Jun 11, 2022 - 9:09 AM ET

The Belmont Stakes is loaded with the top three-year-olds in racing.

Avalanche vs Oilers Game 4 Picks and Predictions: Doom & Broom for Edmonton

Jun 6, 2022 - 4:15 PM ET

The Colorado Avalanche are a win away from returning to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 2001. With the season on the line, and plenty of work to do, we don't like the Edmonton Oilers' chances, but that doesn't mean it'll be low-scoring.

Padres vs Brewers Picks and Predictions: Brews Spoil Clevinger Comeback

Jun 5, 2022 - 9:33 AM ET

Two NL powerhouses meet this afternoon when San Diego heads to Milwaukee. Mike Clevinger gets the start for the road side, but will he be able to calm the Brews' bats? Find out in our MLB betting picks for Padres vs. Brewers.

Cardinals vs Cubs Game 1 Picks and Predictions: The Pen Isn't Mightier

Jun 4, 2022 - 9:15 AM ET

Facing a likely bullpen game in Game 1 of their doubleheader with St. Louis, Wrigley's Finest should be able to light up the opposition at home. Find out why we're backing bats with our Cardinals vs. Cubs picks for Saturday.

Angels vs Phillies Picks and Predictions: Philadelphia Starts Out Managerial Change With Home Win

Jun 3, 2022 - 1:45 PM ET

The Angels have dropped eight in a row and are now in Philadelphia to take on a Phillies team that is desperate to string some wins together themselves. We like the home team to get the win tonight — find out more in our Angels vs. Phillies picks.

Braves vs Diamondbacks Picks and Predictions: Kyle Wright Fuels Braves Bounceback

Jun 1, 2022 - 10:44 AM ET

After back-to-back losses to the Diamondbacks, the Braves will be desperate to get back on track. With Kyle Wright on the mound for the series finale, we're expecting Atlanta to do just that — as our MLB betting picks and predictions explain.

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