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Rory Breasail has been a diehard basketball fan since Larry Johnson’s 4-point play in 1999. He’s been writing about basketball for the last decade for outlets including The TwinSpires Edge, NBA Math, and Hashtag Basketball. Rory grew up in Steve Nash’s hometown in Victoria, BC, and now resides across the water in Vancouver, where he does a daily prayer to bring back the NBA. He is a graduate of BCIT’s Radio Arts program and is currently working on a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication at Royal Roads University.

Team: New York Knicks
Sport to bet on: NCA
Sports movie: Victory (1981)
Sports snack: Chips and Dip
Covers feature: League Trends
I first started sports betting during the 2020 NBA Bubble playoffs, and I rode the Miami Heat right from their upset against the Milwaukee Bucks all the way to the NBA Finals. Still don’t think I made enough to afford a single Big Face Coffee from Jimmy Butler though.
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In those same playoffs, I bet heavily on the Denver Nuggets to stretch their series against the Los Angeles Lakers to six. It was looking pretty good until Anthony Davis briefly transformed into Dirk Nowitzki from deep and hit the buzzer-beater to go up 2-0.
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NBA Betting Notebook, Odds, and Schedule: Laughing All the Way to the Banchero

Jun 24, 2022 - 2:29 PM ET

Paolo Banchero shocked (and hurt) lots of sportsbooks by being taken No. 1 in the NBA Draft after a chaotic whirlwind in the betting markets. As the offseason tips off, get the latest on the top NBA betting news with this week's Notebook.

2022 NBA Draft Prop Picks: Ivey Big Apple Bound?

Jun 23, 2022 - 4:42 PM ET

Draft week has already been filled with rumors and rapidly changing odds, as the NBA Draft betting landscape settles into place ahead of Thursday. We take a look at three players and deliver our best NBA Draft prop picks.

Sun vs Mystics Picks and Predictions: Sun Dimmed in Nation's Capital

Jun 19, 2022 - 8:25 AM ET

Despite the Sun having the better record, the Mystics have proven they can compete with the WNBA's best when Elena Delle Donne is in the lineup. With that being the case tonight, our WNBA betting picks are backing Washington as 3-point home underdogs.

NBA Betting Notebook, Odds, and Schedule: Warriors Dynasty Lives On

Jun 17, 2022 - 1:19 PM ET

The Warriors have been crowned champions yet again, capping a whirlwind NBA season. With one foot leading to the offseason already, here's a recap of what's happening around the league, from GSW to the trade markets, and upcoming NBA Draft.

Storm vs Lynx Picks and Predictions: Absences Help Sink Lynx

Jun 14, 2022 - 11:47 AM ET

Seattle's getting its groove back, while Minnesota's been feeling all sorts of absences. There may not be enough shelter in the woods for the Lynx to escape this Storm, as our WNBA betting picks reveal.

Aces vs Sparks Picks and Predictions: Distractions Don't Help L.A.'s Cause

Jun 11, 2022 - 10:07 AM ET

Drama is sparking in L.A. at a pretty bad time, facing the WNBA's best team today. See why we expect the off-court distractions to only compound the Sparks' troubles as they deal with the Aces in our WNBA betting picks.

NBA Betting Notebook, Odds, and Schedule: Utah's Demise Begins?

Jun 10, 2022 - 12:13 PM ET

The Warriors are in trouble, but perhaps not as much as the Jazz in the grand scheme of things. Get an update on news from around the NBA — both on and off the court — with our NBA notes from around this week's news.

Dream vs Storm Picks and Predictions: No Weather Warning in Effect

Jun 7, 2022 - 8:35 AM ET

Seattle has been slowed by injuries this year, but even at full strength, looks to have lost a bit of pep in its step. Meanwhile, Atlanta's been suffocating on defense, and may not give much wiggle room. Find out who's worth backing in our Dream vs. Storm

NBA Betting Notebook, Odds, and Schedule: Celtic Pride Floods Bay Area

Jun 3, 2022 - 10:40 AM ET

The Boston Celtics seized early control of the NBA Finals with a stunning Game 1 upset. Get the lowdown on the latest hardcourt headlines as the season winds down with our NBA betting notes for the Week of June 3.

2022 NBA Finals Odds, Prediction, & Series Preview for Warriors vs Celtics

May 30, 2022 - 10:29 AM ET

With the NBA Finals starting in earnest this week, we break down the clash between the underdog Boston Celtics and the favorite Golden State Warriors. Let's take a look at how they got here, what their X-factors are, and make our pick for the winner.

Mercury vs Dream Picks and Predictions: Phoenix is Atlanta's Worst Nightmare

May 29, 2022 - 8:29 AM ET

The Phoenix Mercury have limped out of the gate in the early going of the WNBA season. But despite the slow start and being pegged as underdogs on Sunday, we like Skylar Diggins-Smith & Co. to come out on top against the Atlanta Dream in our betting picks.

NBA Betting Notebook, Odds, and Schedule: Warriors Kings of the West Once Again

May 27, 2022 - 9:53 AM ET

The Warriors took the scenic route back to the NBA Finals, while the Celtics appear primed to join them after several bumps in their journey. From the title chase to some early offseason drama, see how this week's NBA news affects the betting landscape.

Mavericks vs Warriors Game 5 Player Props: Stars Shine in Dallas' Last Stand

May 26, 2022 - 6:03 PM ET

Great players tend to show up in big moments, and we're banking on two of the NBA's best to do just that in an elimination game. Find out why Stephen Curry and Luka Doncic highlight our NBA player prop picks for Mavericks vs. Warriors Game 5.

Warriors vs Mavericks Game 4 Picks and Predictions: Luka Uses the Force To Keep Dallas Alive

May 24, 2022 - 6:27 PM ET

The Golden State Warriors think they're playing with "house money", but they have trouble sealing the deal with a big series lead. Our NBA betting picks count on a better-shooting Mavericks team to rally behind Luka Doncic in Game 4.

NBA Betting Notebook, Odds, and Schedule: Orlando Strikes Gold in Draft Lottery

May 20, 2022 - 11:09 AM ET

Aside from the NBA playoffs, plenty of news has been circulating throughout the most entertaining league in North American sports. There is plenty to cover in the world of hoops and we break it all down for you in this edition of the NBA Betting Notebook.

Mavericks vs Suns Game 7 Picks and Predictions: Dallas' Momentum Carries Into Game 7

May 15, 2022 - 4:31 PM ET

While Phoenix is back at Footprint Center where it's won all three games this series, the Mavericks seemingly have the momentum, not to mention the best player in the series — Luka Doncic. Expect all of those forces to collide in Game 7 tonight.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 6 Picks and Predictions: Grizz Keep Close-Out Game Close

May 13, 2022 - 6:57 PM ET

The Grizzlies made it clear in Game 5 that they're not ready for hibernation. Still, NBA betting odds have them as a large dog tonight, and we think Golden State's in for more of a fight. Jaren Jackson Jr. leads the way in our Grizzlies vs. Warriors picks.

NBA Betting Notebook, Odds, and Schedule: Grizzlies Roar — Can COY's Suns Soar?

May 13, 2022 - 9:46 AM ET

It's been a wild week in the NBA, from wildly fluctuating championship odds, to historic blowouts, and a shameful display from fans. Catch up on all the latest and its impact on betting markets with our weekly NBA Notebook.

Mavericks vs Suns Game 5 Picks and Predictions: Mavs Keep the Pressure On

May 10, 2022 - 6:52 PM ET

Dallas has put Phoenix in a vice over the last two games, leveling the series after four contests. In Game 5 tonight we're expecting another close one, with Luka primed to bounce back. Read more in our Mavericks vs. Suns picks.

NBA Betting Notebook, Odds, and Schedule: Bodies Pile Up in Conference Semis

May 6, 2022 - 8:33 AM ET

While Golden State and Memphis are in a heated battle, other second-round series are looking lopsided thus far. With injuries and absences wreaking havoc, let's take a look at this week's big basketball news, and its impact on the NBA betting landscape.

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