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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.

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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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Mavericks vs Warriors Picks and Predictions: Dubs Dominate Doncic-less Mavs

Feb 4, 2023 • 12:58 PM ET

Both the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors are ailing right now, but the former is in a far worse state than the latter without Luka Doncic. Our expert NBA picks are calling for Steph Curry & Co. to get out of the gate in style.

Suns vs Celtics Picks and Predictions: Suns Struggle to Stop Jaylen

Feb 3, 2023 • 12:12 PM ET

Jaylen Brown's been doing his share of the lifting for the Celtics, and in tonight's game against the Suns, gets a much better defensive matchup than his partner in crime. See why our NBA picks are backing him to fill it up on Friday.

Super Bowl 57 Prop Odds and Prediction: Chiefs Total Rushing Touchdowns

Feb 3, 2023 • 10:30 AM ET

Isiah Pacheco and Jerick McKinnon form an underrated threat in the backfield, so while all eyes will be on Patrick Mahomes, our Super Bowl prop picks see the ground game hitting paydirt for the Chiefs.

Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl History: Wins, Losses, Appearances, and All-Time Record

Jan 31, 2023 • 12:20 PM ET

The Kansas City Chiefs are one win away from Super Bowl LVII, and all that’s standing in their way is the Philadelphia Eagles.

Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl History: Wins, Losses, Appearances, and All-Time Record

Jan 31, 2023 • 11:08 AM ET

The Philadelphia Eagles are one win away from Super Bowl LVII, and all that’s standing in their way is the Kansas City Chiefs.

A.J. Brown Spotlight: Player Props for the NFC Conference Championship

Jan 29, 2023 • 12:35 PM ET

A.J. Brown has fit like a glove in his first season with the Eagles, and our NFL player prop picks are banking on the star receiver doing damage against the 49ers' secondary on Sunday night in the NFC Championship.

Conference Championship NFL Parlay Picks: Squeaky Wheel Gets the Grease

Jan 29, 2023 • 8:47 AM ET

AJ Brown wasn't frustrated... but he was a little frustrated... after a quiet game vs. the Giants. Against the 49ers' defense, Brown's going to show up big — check out more in our Conference Championship NFL parlay picks.

Nuggets vs 76ers Picks and Predictions: Jokic Nixes Sixers

Jan 28, 2023 • 10:46 AM ET

Nikola Jokic has been absolutely cooking of late, and he's facing a potentially Embiid-less 76ers squad, and coming off plenty of rest. Our NBA picks are backing him to have another MVP-like impact.

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Celtics vs Heat Picks and Predictions: Mamma, There Goes That Bam

Jan 24, 2023 • 2:16 PM ET

The Celtics may very well be defensively depleted when they take on the Heat in South Beach, paving the way for what should be another productive game for star big man Bam Adebayo. Read more in our NBA betting picks below.

Dak Prescott Divisional Round Spotlight: Player Props for the Divisional Round

Jan 22, 2023 • 3:48 PM ET

If Dallas is going to find an upset in this old-school rivalry, it's going to need Dak Prescott's best. Our NFL spotlight picks look to back the Cowboys' signal-caller on Sunday night vs. the 49ers.

Isiah Pacheco Divisional Round Spotlight: Player Props for the Divisional Round

Jan 21, 2023 • 1:22 PM ET

Isiah Pacheco has been propping up the Chiefs' run game, and in a script that should entice them to test the Jaguars' shaky run D, he's in our player prop spotlight for the NFL Divisional Round.

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Divisional Round NFL Parlay Picks: Cowboys Run Out of Gas in the Bay

Jan 20, 2023 • 3:21 PM ET

It's Brock Purdy's world and we're all just livin' in it. The 49ers' quarterback has remained perfect as their starter and with a tired Cowboys team coming into the Bay, our NFL parlay picks don't see that changing.

Nets vs Spurs Picks and Predictions: Uncle Drew Schools San Antonio

Jan 17, 2023 • 12:24 PM ET

Kyrie Irving hasn't been lights-out since KD went down, but tonight's matchup with San Antonio offers him a get-right spot his totals won't be too inflated for. See why our NBA picks like him to torch the Spurs' youngbloods.

Ezekiel Elliott MNF Spotlight: Player Props for Wild Card Round Monday Night Football

Jan 16, 2023 • 4:57 PM ET

Ezekiel Elliott closed the regular season with a dud, but our NFL picks are confident that he'll bounce back against the Buccaneers' suspect run defense for the Wild Card game — especially in the red zone.

Joe Mixon SNF Spotlight: Player Props for Wild Card Round Sunday Night Football

Jan 15, 2023 • 5:10 PM ET

While Joe Burrow continues to work around his line, Joe Mixon's become a bigger and bigger factor in the passing game. The tailback's expanded role is highlighted in our Ravens vs. Bengals spotlight picks for Wild Card weekend.

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Wild Card NFL Parlay Picks: Brady and the Bucs Go Out Quietly

Jan 14, 2023 • 8:50 AM ET

Despite a 2022 season that was far from straightforward, the Bucs are set to host the Cowboys on Monday night of Wild Card weekend. Our NFL parlay picks highlight that clash and more ahead of the opening round.

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