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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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Kirk Cousins' Record Against Every NFL Team

Oct 1, 2023 • 6:03 PM ET

Kirk Cousins has quite the established track record as he enters his 12th NFL season. He's had his share of big moments to go along with plenty of letdowns, especially in prime time. But which teams has he dominated, and which have given him trouble?

Horse Racing Picks, Odds, and Best Bets for October 1: Touch'n Ride Rates Upset Chance in Breeders' Stakes

Oct 1, 2023 • 10:00 AM ET

The $400,000 Breeders' Stakes will bring the Canadian Triple Crown to a close at Woodbine this Sunday afternoon. Our horse racing betting picks believe an upset is in the making with a King's Plate also-ran.

Week 4 NFL Parlay Picks: Cook Turns up Heat on Fins Defense

Sep 29, 2023 • 8:30 AM ET

Robert Criscola gives out his best NFL parlay picks for Week 4, as he attacks two of the lower totals on the NFL odds board, and gives out a same-game parlay featuring the marquee game of the Sunday afternoon slate in Dolphins-Bills.

2023 Heisman Trophy Odds: Penix Makes His Move

Sep 27, 2023 • 2:52 PM ET

USC's Caleb Williams was stellar under center last year, and he ran away with the Heisman Trophy. It's no surprise to see him near the top of the odds board for the prestigious award in 2023, but he has been passed by Washington's Michael Penix Jr.

CFP National Championship Odds & Betting Lines 2024: Odds Say Bulldogs Still Best in Show

Sep 27, 2023 • 2:21 PM ET

The 2023 CFP National Championship was dominated from start to finish by the now back-to-back champion Georgia Bulldogs. Kirby Smart & Co. are atop the odds board once more, but Michigan and Texas have begun to apply some pressure.

Cubs vs Braves Odds, Picks, & Predictions: Back This Braves Slugger to Stay Hot

Sep 27, 2023 • 12:46 PM ET

Jameson Taillon will try to end his 2023 regular season on a high note for the Cubs, but our MLB betting picks have a hard time believing he will vs. the Braves tonight. Find out which Atlanta hitter we're betting on in this one.

Breeders' Cup Odds: Arcangelo Favored for Classic After Travers Triumph

Sep 26, 2023 • 12:01 PM ET

With time running out until the Breeders' Cup — the year-end championships for thoroughbred racing — a clear-cut Classic favorite has emerged in Arcangelo. However, the Distaff picture has become muddled.

F1 World Drivers' Championship Odds: Verstappen All But Unbeatable

Sep 26, 2023 • 11:47 AM ET

Max Verstappen is running away with the 2023 F1 Drivers' Championship, while Red Bull has the Constructors' Championship practically sewn up. Here's the latest odds update on the battle for second in the Drivers' standings.

Horse Racing Picks, Odds, and Best Bets for September 23: Reincarnate, Saudi Crown Slug It Out in Pennsylvania Derby

Sep 23, 2023 • 7:49 AM ET

Parx is the site for Saturday's Pennsylvania Derby and Cotillion Stakes, races that could have major Breeders' Cup ramifications. Our horse racing betting picks sift through the contenders in each heat.

Week 3 NFL Parlay Picks: Three is a Magic Number for Titans

Sep 22, 2023 • 8:16 AM ET

Tennessee Titans backers have to love what they've seen so far this season, and our NFL betting picks believe a 3-0 ATS start is a strong possibility. Robert Criscola shares his full slate of NFL parlay selections for Week 3.

2023 College Football Win Totals: Colorado's Line Keeps Climbing

Sep 20, 2023 • 10:46 AM ET

The Georgia Bulldogs are leading the way in college football win totals, but the Colorado Buffaloes have caught everyone's eye after their sensational start. Check out the latest odds below.

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Horse Racing Picks, Odds, and Best Bets for September 16: Appleby Seeks Turf Stakes Sweep in Jockey Club Oaks, Woodbine Mile

Sep 16, 2023 • 7:54 AM ET

Charlie Appleby brings a pair of Breeders' Cup hopefuls overseas for the Jockey Club Oaks and the Woodbine Mile. Our horse racing betting picks believe he has a chance to take both races this Saturday.

Week 2 NFL Parlay Picks: Taking Points With Tennessee

Sep 15, 2023 • 11:00 AM ET

Find out why our NFL betting picks are taking the Titans to trample the Chargers, and why it could be a difficult day in Cincinnati for both Lamar Jackson and Joe Burrow.

2024 Australian Open Odds: Djokovic, Swiatek Tepid Favorites in Melbourne

Sep 12, 2023 • 3:58 PM ET

Odds for the 2024 Australian Open are on the board, with familiar faces on top in Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek. Can either or both of them be toppled?

New York Jets' Super Bowl Odds Plummet Following Aaron Rodgers Injury

Sep 12, 2023 • 1:19 PM ET

Following the news that Aaron Rodgers will miss all of the 2023 season, oddsmakers have significantly adjusted the New York Jets' odds to win the Super Bowl, as well as their odds in many other markets. What happens next for New York?

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