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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.

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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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LeBron James NBA Prop Odds and Prediction: Points Scored

Feb 7, 2023 • 11:42 AM ET

As LeBron James himself said last week: He's going to break the scoring record, it's going to happen. Will it happen tonight? We break down his NBA prop odds and make our best bet ahead of the Thunder vs. Lakers tonight.

North Carolina vs Wake Forest Odds, Picks and Predictions: Demon Deacons Get Revenge

Feb 7, 2023 • 10:39 AM ET

When these ACC squads faced off a month ago, UNC pulled away in what was an otherwise back-and-forth affair. Now in Wake Forest's gym, our college basketball betting picks expect the Demon Deacons to return the favor.

Jalen Hurts Super Bowl 57 Prop Odds and Prediction: Philly QB Goes Under Passing Yards Total

Feb 6, 2023 • 12:00 PM ET

Jalen Hurts has solidified himself as one of the best two-way threats among quarterbacks, but he may have to use his legs more often against a respectable Kansas City pass defense — as discussed in our Jalen Hurts Super Bowl 57 props.

Grammy Awards Odds 2023: Beyonce, Adele Lead Major Categories

Feb 4, 2023 • 5:00 PM ET

Beyonce could become the Grammys' all-time leader in wins Sunday night, and sportsbooks have her as the betting favorite for Album of the Year. Find out who else is poised to win as we bring you the 2023 Grammy odds.

UFC Fight Night Derrick Lewis vs Serghei Spivac Picks and Predictions: Black Beast Taken Down

Feb 4, 2023 • 4:52 PM ET

Derrick Lewis may look to be in great shape, but losses in three of his last four fights implement his best days are behind him. That's why our UFC betting picks are backing Spivac to get the job done inside the octagon.

Today’s NBA Player Prop Picks: Holidays Keeps Dishing Out Dimes

Feb 4, 2023 • 1:18 PM ET

Jrue Holiday has been tallying up the assists with Giannis Antetokounmpo going completely scorched earth at the hoop. Find out why we're betting on the newly named All-Star to continue to be productive as a passer tonight in our NBA player prop picks.

North Carolina vs Duke Odds, Picks and Predictions: Youth Serves Blue Devils Well

Feb 4, 2023 • 11:24 AM ET

Both North Carolina and Duke have struggled to meet preseason expectations, but while UNC's upperclassmen keep plodding, Duke's freshmen are still improving. Our college basketball picks like them to assert themselves Saturday.

Kenneth Gainwell Super Bowl 57 Prop Odds and Prediction: Kenneth Goes Under Rushing Total

Feb 3, 2023 • 1:35 PM ET

Kenneth Gainwell has made a name for himself with Philadelphia, adding to their large number of capable backs. With that said, he may be the odd man out against Kansas City, hampering his rushing total.

Super Bowl 57 Prop Odds and Prediction: Chris Jones Sacks

Feb 2, 2023 • 5:08 PM ET

One of the more absurd statistical anomalies hanging around was Chris Jones' career playoff sacks goose egg. The man they call Stone Cold righted that in the AFCCG and will keep hunting in the Super Bowl.

Wisconsin vs Ohio State Odds, Picks and Predictions: Buckeye Shooters Get Badgered Early

Feb 2, 2023 • 10:45 AM ET

It's been a forgettable start to 2023 for both the Wisconsin Badgers and the Ohio State Buckeyes, with struggling offenses being the primary culprit. Our college basketball expert picks suggest fading Ohio State's scorers in the first half tonight.

Georgia vs Auburn Odds, Picks and Predictions: Odds Offer Opportunity on Under

Feb 1, 2023 • 11:23 AM ET

When Georgia and Auburn met in Athens last month, they failed to clear tonight's listed total, and that was a better-than-usual day for both offenses. Regression is coming, and that means points should be precious in this affair.

Heat vs Cavaliers Picks and Predictions: Cleveland Flexes It's Talent Against Miami

Jan 31, 2023 • 1:45 PM ET

In the last meeting between these two teams, Cleveland dominated Miami in a 113-87 win back on November 20th. Find out why we like Donovan Mitchell & Co. to have the upper hand again tonight in our Heat vs. Cavaliers betting picks.

Wake Forest vs Duke Odds, Picks and Predictions: Duke Doesn't Deserve 8-Point Line

Jan 31, 2023 • 1:01 PM ET

The Blue Devils have been solid at Cameron Indoor Stadium. But they're been underachieving in 2022-23, and will struggle to cover an eight-point spread against Wake Forest. We break down the matchup in our college basketball picks.

Bengals vs Chiefs AFC Conference Championship Props: Karlaftis Carves Up Cincy O-Line

Jan 29, 2023 • 2:43 PM ET

The Bengals' worrisome offensive line was an afterthought in the rout over the Bills, but a relentless Chiefs rush is a different story. KC's George Karlaftis highlights our AFC Championship prop picks in what's a great matchup for the rookie.

49ers vs Eagles NFC Conference Championship Props: CMC Takes Off in Philadelphia

Jan 29, 2023 • 12:34 PM ET

The NFC Championship pits the San Francisco 49ers against the Philadelphia Eagles, with only one team punching a ticket to Phoenix for Super Bowl LVII. Find out our favorite player props, headlined by Christian McCaffrey's rushing yards total.

Today’s NBA Player Prop Picks: Markkanen Makes a Final All-Star Push

Jan 28, 2023 • 12:33 PM ET

Lauri Markkanen's play for the Jazz has been one of the stories of the season, and the Finnisher could be rewarded with an All-Star nod — in Salt Lake City. Markkanen's strong play highlights our NBA player prop picks for tonight.

Texas vs Tennessee Odds, Picks and Predictions: Longhorns Accept Challenge

Jan 28, 2023 • 11:08 AM ET

Tennessee loves to bring the pressure, but Texas won't crack easily. See why our college basketball picks think the Longhorns can take care of the ball — and Saturday's spread.

Grizzlies vs Timberwolves Picks and Predictions: Bears Continue to Hibernate

Jan 27, 2023 • 1:34 PM ET

The Grizzlies have been struggling, especially on the road, and face a Timberwolves team that might be just fine with or without Rudy Gobert. Find out more as our NBA picks preview this playoff rematch.

Saint Louis vs Davidson Odds, Picks and Predictions: Wildcats Tamed on Home Turf

Jan 27, 2023 • 10:21 AM ET

Superior depth and firepower stand out for St. Louis in Friday night's showdown with Davidson. See why our college basketball picks don't see enough homecourt edge to trust the Wildcats Friday night.

Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury Odds: YouTuber Against Undefeated Fury Set for February 26

Jan 27, 2023 • 8:17 AM 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 on February 26. Check out the updated early odds for Paul vs. Fury.

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