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My sports writing journey over the past 15+ years has taken me from the Premier League and Champions League to the NBA and NFL, including articles and betting previews across all the top leagues and co-authoring a series of children’s soccer books with my brother.

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Team: Toronto Raptors
Sport to bet on: NFL
Sports movie: Moneyball
Sports snack: Loaded potato skins
Covers feature: League Trends
As a long-standing fan of the Italian school of defending (Maldini, Cannavaro, Nesta), grabbing a +1,200 ticket on Italy to win the 2006 World Cup was a highlight...once I’d recovered from the nail-biting penalty shootout in the final. The Eagles-Patriots at Super Bowl LII stands out too, with the non-stop scoring helping me land a bunch of fun prop bets (thanks, LeGarrette Blount!).
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Not believing in Tom Brady throughout the 2020 playoffs and picking against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in seemingly every round. He’s the GOAT. I should have known better.
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Magic vs Cavaliers Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Wagner Torches the Cavs

Feb 22, 2024 • 2:08 PM ET

Paolo Banchero has been the Magic's go-to guy this season, but Franz Wagner has been the perfect sidekick. With Wagner likely playing a bigger role in the offense tonight, our NBA picks expect him to pile up the stats.

Inter Miami vs Real Salt Lake Predictions and Picks: South Beach Bonanza

Feb 21, 2024 • 10:05 AM ET

The MLS season gets underway on Wednesday and there is no better way to start than with Lionel Messi and Co. hosting Real Salt Lake. We saw what Messi did to the league last year, and with a few additions, Inter Miami could be serious players. Find out why our soccer picks are backing Inter Miami in the opener.

Inter vs Atletico Madrid Predictions and Picks: No Clean Sheets in Milan

Feb 19, 2024 • 10:51 AM ET

Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid square off in the first leg of the Champions League Last 16 on Tuesday, and while it might not be a barn-burner, it should still be a competitive and interesting match. See what market we like from a betting perspective.

Stephen Curry vs. Sabrina Ionescu 3-Point Challenge Odds, Rules, Picks, and Predictions

Feb 16, 2024 • 5:09 PM ET

Two of basketball's brightest stars collide in Indianapolis as Stephen Curry takes on Sabrina Ionescu in a special 3-Point Challenge on Saturday night during the NBA All-Star Game festivities. Our NBA betting picks believe Curry is a deserving favorite.

Nets vs Celtics Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Boston's Offense Can't Be Tamed

Feb 14, 2024 • 2:14 PM ET

Boston's star-studded offense has been clicking on all cylinders, and Joe Mazulla's club is even more effective when playing at home. Read more as we expect Jayson Tatum & Co. to light up Brooklyn in our Nets vs. Celtics betting picks.

Knicks vs Rockets Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Donte Provides Secondary Scoring Punch

Feb 12, 2024 • 1:08 PM ET

With Julius Randle and OG Anunoby out of the lineup, the secondary scoring burden has fallen on Donte DiVincenzo's shoulders — and he's delivered. Against a shaky Rockets defense, our NBA picks expect his run of good games to continue tonight.

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Predictions and Picks: Palmer Powers Blues' Attack

Feb 11, 2024 • 1:15 PM ET

Chelsea are in the midst of another disappointing season, but one thing they haven't had trouble doing is filling the net. Our soccer picks expect them to put up a few goals against Palace come Monday,

Super Bowl Predictions: George Karlaftis Makes Some Noise

Feb 11, 2024 • 12:48 PM ET

George Karlaftis has emerged as a big-time defensive threat and with the 49ers potentially relying heavily on Christian McCaffrey and the run game, it will present a situation where the sophomore defensive end can rack up the tackles.

Thunder vs Mavericks Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: SGA & Co. Unleash the Storm

Feb 10, 2024 • 10:57 AM ET

The Mavericks are leaky on the perimeter, hobbled, and bringing new pieces into the fold. Add it all up and our NBA picks the Thunder attack will storm Dallas this afternoon.

Nottingham Forest vs Newcastle Predictions and Picks: If a Tree Falls in a Forest...

Feb 9, 2024 • 4:31 PM ET

There's plenty to play for in Saturday's EPL finally as Nottingham Forest look to distance themselves from the relegation zone. As for Newcastle, they'll hope to string together some wins in hopes of catching Tottenham for a European spot. Which team will collect a vital three points? Find out below in our soccer picks for Nottingham Forest vs. New...

Nuggets vs Lakers Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Jokic Dominates Down Low

Feb 8, 2024 • 5:34 PM ET

Western rivals will rear their ugly head when they take to Crypto.com Arena in a rematch of last year's conference finals. Read more to find out how we're expecting reigning MVP Nikola Jokic to shine in our Nuggets vs. Lakers betting picks.

Rockets vs Pacers Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Indiana Can't Stop Sengun

Feb 6, 2024 • 12:02 PM ET

The Rockets have had a rollercoaster season up to this point, but one constant has been the play of Alperen Sengun. With plenty of possessions expected, our NBA picks anticipate plenty of rebounding opportunities for Houston's big man.

Bucks vs Mavericks Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Milwaukee Bounces Back in the Big D

Feb 3, 2024 • 3:51 PM ET

The start to Doc Rivers' tenure in Milwaukee certainly hasn't been pretty, but Tom Oldfield expects Giannis Antetokounmpo & Co. to shine tonight when they face a banged-up Dallas side. Read more in our Bucks vs. Mavericks betting picks.

Clippers vs Pistons Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Leonard Hits Top Gear in the Motor City

Feb 2, 2024 • 1:23 PM ET

Kawhi Leonard has been a force on offense for Los Angeles down the stretch, but tonight, we expect L.A.'s superstar to make his biggest mark on the glass. Read more in our Clippers vs. Pistons betting picks.

Sheffield United vs Aston Villa Predictions and Picks: Watkins Makes His Mark Against Floundering Foe

Feb 2, 2024 • 11:28 AM ET

Ollie Watkins is looking to make an impression, both with Aston Villa and for his national team, and against a leaky Sheffield side, our EPL picks are backing him to stay hungry.

Pelicans vs Rockets Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: VanVleet Heats Up in Houston

Jan 31, 2024 • 11:21 AM ET

Fred VanVleet passed up scoring to set up his teammates in his last outing against the Lakers, but our NBA picks believe Steady Freddie will aim to fill the basket himself when the Pelicans come to H-Town tonight.

Kings vs Grizzlies Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Jackson Jr. Piles Up the Points

Jan 29, 2024 • 12:48 PM ET

The Grizzlies are riddled with injuries, and Jaren Jackson Jr. has been thrust into the role of being their No. 1 scorer. With JJJ's volume so high, our NBA picks expect the big man to put up plenty of points against Sacramento.

Aston Villa vs Newcastle Predictions and Picks: Villa Limits Magpies

Jan 29, 2024 • 12:27 PM ET

After getting humiliated at St. James' Park last August, Aston Villa have trended upward while Newcastle have hit the skids. Villa are in a prime position to exact revenge on home soil. Our betting picks dig in to see what the best angle is on Tuesday.

Travis Kelce Odds and AFC Championship Props: Chiefs Tight End Works More Magic With Mahomes

Jan 28, 2024 • 1:06 PM ET

Travis Kelce limped into the new year, but Mr. Swift's output the past few weeks suggests he's finding his playoff gear once again. Our free NFL picks are tabbing the Chiefs TE to wreak havoc again in the AFC Championship.

Thunder vs Pistons Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Detroit Destroyed in Sunday Matinee

Jan 28, 2024 • 11:30 AM ET

The Thunder have risen to the No. 1 seed in the West, but our NBA betting picks don't see them resting on their laurels as they visit the bottom-feeding Pistons. This should be a one-sided Sunday showdown.

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