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Whether it's Oscar odds, political futures, or fringe sports like the CFL, rugby, and cricket, you'll find Rohit. He's not only helping you find the best bets for the most popular sports but opening bettors up to new and exciting markets with his unique insight, analysis, and helpful how-to content. Rohit is also a part of Covers' Prop Shop podcast crew, picking the best player and team props each week of the NFL season.

Team: Springboks
Sport to bet on: NCAA basketball
Sports movie: Raging Bull
Sports snack: Chicken Wings (Baked, breaded and extra spicy)
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Taking the Washington Nationals at +1,400 to win the 2019 World Series just before the playoffs began.
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March Madness 2019. I was on the Carsen Edwards bandwagon and took Purdue at +4.5 versus Virginia. The Cavaliers forced overtime with a last-second shot in regulation. Purdue led in overtime until the final 30 seconds, then proceeded to lose... by five points.
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US Election Betting Odds: Trump Ahead of Biden for 2024

Jun 29, 2022 - 4:13 PM ET

Presidential election odds are seeing plenty of movement with Donald Trump ahead of Joe Biden as the US election betting favorite. We bring you the 2024 election odds for dozens of potential candidates, including Kamala Harris, AOC and The Rock.

Alouettes vs Roughriders Week 4 Picks and Predictions: Saskatchewan Returns Home to Return the Favor

Jun 29, 2022 - 3:20 PM ET

Saskatchewan went to Montreal last week and got absolutely crushed 37-13. These two foes will square off in the rematch in Regina in Week 4, and our CFL betting picks expect the Roughriders to get one back on the Alouettes.

Lions vs Redblacks Week 4 Picks and Predictions: Ottawa Gets a Scheduling Break

Jun 29, 2022 - 11:42 AM ET

Ottawa's schedule did it no favors, with back-to-back games against the defending champion Blue Bombers to start the year. Now hosting BC on a short week, our CFL betting picks highlight the Redblacks' value vs. the Lions.

Elks vs Tiger-Cats Week 4 Picks and Predictions: Hamilton Gets Its Claws Out

Jun 29, 2022 - 11:42 AM ET

Hamilton has limped out to a winless start after making the Grey Cup a year ago but has a get-right spot on Canada Day vs. Edmonton. The Tiger-Cats have plenty to improve on still, but their vicious D will do enough against the Elks — our picks explain.

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Odds and Picks

Jun 29, 2022 - 11:05 AM ET

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Odds are out for the Fourth of July event that features -2,500 betting favorite Joey Chestnut, who has won 14 of the last 15 years. On the women's side, Miki Sudo is heavily favored to win after missing last year.

UFC 276 Adesanya vs Cannonier Picks and Predictions: Adesanya Goes Distance to Keep Belt

Jun 28, 2022 - 10:24 AM ET

UFC 276 is headlined by a long-awaited clash between Israel Adesanya and Jared Cannonier. As these two explosive strikers get set to do battle, get the best angles on betting this fight with our Adesanya vs. Cannonier picks.

UFC 276 Volkanovski vs Holloway Picks and Predictions: Revenge to the Max

Jun 28, 2022 - 10:22 AM ET

Max Holloway may have lost each of his previous two bouts against Alexander Volkanovski but neither result was wholly decisive. Holloway probably should have emerged victorious in the second fight. See if we think he rights the ship this time.

Elks vs Stampeders Week 3 Picks and Predictions: Fading Calgary's Defense in Rivalry Tilt

Jun 25, 2022 - 2:54 PM ET

Calgary is the rightful favorite in this Week 3 matchup, but its defense has proved vulnerable to explosive plays. As such, our CFL betting picks are banking on a good showing from the Elks' offense — ultimately keeping them within the number.

Dodgers vs Braves Picks and Predictions: Land of the Fried

Jun 25, 2022 - 1:26 PM ET

Atlanta's heater was abruptly halted, but Max Fried is still a dangerous arm that can get the Braves back on track, especially at home. With the Dodgers sending a patchwork starter to the mound, see why ATL's edge is worth backing in our MLB betting picks.

Today’s MLB Prop Picks: Trout Sends Mariners Adrift

Jun 25, 2022 - 12:07 PM ET

Mike Trout is back to doing Mike Trout things, and we're backing him in a favorable matchup tonight to keep putting numbers on the board. Get the best player prop picks from around the MLB for Saturday's full betting slate.

UFC Fight Night Tsarukyan vs Gamrot Picks and Predictions: Who Has Edge in Headlining Fight?

Jun 25, 2022 - 8:55 AM ET

Headlining UFC Fight Night is a bout between Arman Tsarukyan and Mateusz Gamrot. While our UFC betting picks are expecting this fight to prove tough for both fighters — potentially even going the distance — Tsarukyan should be the one to claim victory.

Argonauts vs Lions Week 3 Picks and Predictions: Toronto is Being Undervalued

Jun 24, 2022 - 4:50 PM ET

The Argonauts travel across the country this weekend to take on the Lions at BC Place on Saturday night. Despite the public backing the home team, we believe the market has overreacted to BC's Week 1 win. Read more in our Argonauts vs. Lions betting picks.

Phillies vs Padres Picks and Predictions: Nola's Strong Season Continues in SoCal

Jun 24, 2022 - 1:02 PM ET

Philadelphia snapped its three-game losing skid last night in San Diego, and now has a great chance at making it two wins in a row with Aaron Nola on the mound. We break down the matchup and MLB betting outlook in our Phillies vs. Padres picks.

Blue Jays vs Brewers Picks and Predictions: Manoah Should Bounce Back Against Milwaukee

Jun 24, 2022 - 11:26 AM ET

Toronto opens a series with Milwaukee tonight in interleague play. With Alek Manoah on the mound and the Blue Jays boasting superior bats, we like the Jays as road favorites. Read more in our Blue Jays vs. Brewers betting picks.

2022 NBA Mock Draft Version 3: No Magic Tricks in Store

Jun 23, 2022 - 4:43 PM ET

It's Draft Day and the rumors have heated up, with NBA Draft odds shifting considerably at the top as a result. We take a full look at the first round and make NBA Draft prop picks with our Covers 2022 NBA Mock Draft.

Roughriders vs Alouettes Week 3 Picks and Predictions: Montreal Earns First Win of the Season

Jun 23, 2022 - 4:18 PM ET

After coming off a heartbreaking loss to the Argos in Week 2, Montreal now has to face undefeated Saskatchewan. Will the Als be able to turn their fate around? Find out in our CFL betting picks and predictions for Roughriders vs. Alouettes.

Tiger-Cats vs Blue Bombers Week 3 Picks and Predictions: Revenge on the Red River?

Jun 23, 2022 - 4:18 PM ET

Hamilton takes its 0-2 record on the road in Week 3 for a rematch of the last two Grey Cups, in Winnipeg against the 2-0 Blue Bombers. With question marks surrounding the Tiger-Cats, our CFL betting picks like the Bombers to move to 3-0.

Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury Odds: YouTuber Against Undefeated Fury Set for August

Jun 23, 2022 - 1:34 PM ET

Next on the list for Jake Paul? Tyson Fury's undefeated half-brother, Tommy Fury. A date is set for the pair to fight at Madison Square Garden after the initial bout was scrapped — check out updated early odds for Paul vs. Fury.

UFC Fight Night Kattar vs Emmett Picks and Predictions: Featherweight Fighters Go the Distance

Jun 18, 2022 - 7:57 PM ET

In one of the most competitive divisions the UFC has to offer, two featherweights will go to war in the Octagon this Saturday night. Which fighter will have his arm raised? Find out in our UFC betting picks and predictions for Kattar vs. Emmett.

2022 NBA Mock Draft Version 2: Props Hit the Board Ahead of Draft Night

Jun 18, 2022 - 3:36 PM ET

With the draft night less than a week away, Covers brings you version 2.0 of our NBA Mock Draft. Rumors are heating up and so is the NBA Draft betting market — check out the full mock and NBA draft props below.

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