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Based in the UK, it was natural Sam loved soccer and the Premier League, but watching the Super Bowl on TV led him to playing football at university in Britain, which led to the NFL becoming a huge part of his career. Whether it's afternoons watching soccer or late nights watching primetime NFL games, Sam is always focusing on the big matches and finding the best betting value.

Team: Plymouth Argyle
Sport to bet on: NFL
Sports movie: Happy Gilmore
Sports snack: Buffalo wings
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I saw an article on Alex Smith’s recovery and his ambition to play again, so I bet on Alex Smith to win Comeback Player of the Year. In my mind I was certain he’d win it even if he just made the field once for a kneel down at the end of a game. In the end he played a few games and performed well. It was super cool to win the bet (I had tickets from 33/1 to 16/1) and also to watch him make an amazing comeback.
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I feel like I haven’t had any truly gut-wrenching bad beats. I’m normally most annoyed with my losing bets when I’ve just followed my heart and not done any research. Generally when the reasoning behind my bets is solid (because I’ve used tools like those on Covers), even if they lose, I don’t get too salty.
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Bengals vs Chiefs Touchdown Props for the AFC Championship

Jan 29, 2023 • 12:38 PM ET

The AFC Championship on Sunday features a rematch of last year's conference title game as Cincinnati travels to Arrowhead to take on Kansas City. Read more to find out our favorite anytime touchdown props for Bengals vs. Chiefs.

49ers vs Eagles Touchdown Props for the NFC Championship

Jan 29, 2023 • 12:32 PM ET

Deebo Samuel has a knack for the big play when it's needed. Against a great Eagles defense, the 49ers are going to need Deebo's best — and he highlights our NFC Championship game touchdown prop picks.

Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt Picks and Predictions: Musiala Has the World at His Feet

Jan 26, 2023 • 7:08 PM ET

Jamal Musiala has quickly become one of the best young forwards in the sport. Read why we're backing the 19-year-old to be a key offensive presence on Saturday in our Bayern Munich vs. Eintracht Frankfurt betting picks.

Man City vs Arsenal Picks and Predictions: Haaland & Co. Outscore the Gunners

Jan 25, 2023 • 7:21 PM ET

On Friday, FA Cup action brings us a much-anticipated clash between two Premier League heavyweights at Etihad Stadium. Read more to find out which team we're siding with in our Man City vs. Arsenal betting picks.

Southampton vs Newcastle Picks and Predictions: Saints Can't Find Back of Net

Jan 22, 2023 • 7:58 PM ET

Both these sides will do battle to punch their ticket into the Carabao Cup final taking place at Wembley Stadium. With Newcastle having the much better side, our soccer betting picks expect them to win without conceding a goal.

Bengals vs Bills Divisional Round Props: Cincy Gets Knoxed Up

Jan 22, 2023 • 12:00 PM ET

Dawson Knox has been on a tear down the stretch, and our NFL player prop picks for Bengals vs. Bills are targeting him again — as Josh Allen should in a shootout.

Jaguars vs Chiefs Divisional Round Props: Toney Ready to Shine

Jan 21, 2023 • 1:20 PM ET

After pulling off an insane comeback against the Chargers, Jacksonville is rewarded with facing Kansas City. With the Chiefs having such a deep receiving corps, our NFL prop picks are highlighted by Kadarius Toney finding the end zone.

Man City vs Tottenham Picks and Predictions: Champions Pick Up a Needed Result

Jan 19, 2023 • 11:26 AM ET

Man City's title challenge took a hit with a weekend derby defeat to Man United but a home clash with Spurs offers a chance to rebound. Our EPL picks expect them to do just that in emphatic fashion.

Dolphins vs Bills Wild Card Props: Big Day Ahead For Buffalo Offense

Jan 15, 2023 • 10:01 AM ET

With no Tua, fans and bettors alike expect Buffalo to beat the brakes off of Miami. With that in mind, our NFL prop picks for this matchup are targeting two Bills to find the end zone, while one struggles to get looks.

Seahawks vs 49ers Wild Card Picks and Predictions: San Fran Slaps Around Seattle

Jan 14, 2023 • 1:37 PM ET

San Francisco has looked unstoppable over the past three months, collecting 10 straight victories. With Seattle limping into the postseason, our NFL betting picks are backing the Niners to squash the Seahawks.

Tottenham vs Arsenal Picks and Predictions: Xhaka's Demons Arise on Derby Day

Jan 13, 2023 • 1:02 PM ET

Granit Xhaka is always a prime candidate to lose his cool in the big spots, and no spot is bigger for Arsenal than the North London Derby. With the Gunners away to Spurs in the NDL, our EPL picks are counting on Xhaka to have his name taken.

Southampton vs Manchester City Picks and Predictions: Citizens Prove Too Much in the End

Jan 11, 2023 • 1:04 PM ET

Man City enter as large betting chalk in the EFL Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday at St. Mary's Stadium. Find out where the betting edge lies for this match in our Southampton vs. Manchester City betting picks.

Fulham vs Chelsea Picks and Predictions: Fade Scoring From Tentative Squads

Jan 10, 2023 • 9:58 AM ET

Chelsea have been one of the EPL's most disappointing squads, and with Fulham also depleted, neither side will be primed to do much scoring when they meet Thursday. See why our EPL picks are predicting a low-scoring clash.

Newcastle vs Leicester City Picks and Predictions: Eddie Howe's Men Impress, Reach Semifinal

Jan 8, 2023 • 11:51 AM ET

This EFL Cup quarterfinal matchup is a story of two sides heading in mostly opposite directions. As such, our Newcastle vs. Leicester City betting picks expect Eddie Howe's defense to continue dominating en route to a victory.

Chargers vs Broncos Week 18 Picks and Predictions: Wilson Hits the Offseason With a Final Indignity

Jan 8, 2023 • 8:27 AM ET

Russell Wilson's first season in Denver has been an outright disaster. After his ego saw him depart Seattle, waning physical skills have seen him make plenty of mistakes with the Broncos — and our NFL picks expect another vs. the Chargers.

Buccaneers vs Falcons Week 18 Picks and Predictions: Gage Finds the Paint in Atlanta

Jan 8, 2023 • 8:27 AM ET

Former Falcons wideout Russell Gage returns to Atlanta Sunday with the Buccaneers. As Tampa looks ahead to the postseason, Gage should get a little extra run — and find paydirt. Check out our NFL betting picks for more.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Picks and Predictions: Liverpool to get FA Cup Relief

Jan 5, 2023 • 7:53 PM ET

Liverpool is set to host the Wolves at Anfield on Saturday in FA Cup action. Find out where the betting edge lies between these two Premier League teams as each squad attempts to gain momentum in the new year.

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Picks and Predictions: Both Sides Find Back of the Net

Jan 3, 2023 • 11:00 AM ET

Tottenham are hungry for three points as they are just two points out from a Top 4 spot in the Prem, while Crystal Palace are trying to avoid relegation. With Tottenham having an explosive offense but suspect defense, expect both teams to score.

Manchester United vs Bournemouth Picks and Predictions: The Rashford Renaissance Continues

Jan 3, 2023 • 8:26 AM ET

Marcus Rashford has been a force since the World Cup break. Read more to find out why we're banking on the 25-year-old striker on Tuesday in our Manchester United vs. Bournemouth betting picks.

Rams vs Chargers Week 17 Picks and Predictions: Higbee Shines in Battle of LA

Jan 1, 2023 • 8:22 AM ET

It's the battle of L.A. on Sunday, with the Rams facing the Chargers. The Rams have found a bright spot with Baker Mayfield's play — and as our picks highlight, his connection with Tyler Higbee.

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