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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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Spurs vs Lakers Picks and Predictions: Full Strength LA Beats up on San Antonio

Jan 25, 2023 • 1:00 PM ET

Despite a loss in the Battle of LA last night, things are looking up for the Lakers with Anthony Davis set to return in a juicy spot vs. the Spurs. Our NBA picks highlight where the value as the Lakers host San Antonio.

Hornets vs Jazz Picks and Predictions: Lauri Keeps Making All-Star Case

Jan 23, 2023 • 2:07 PM ET

Lauri Markkanen's season has been one of the more surprising parts of the 2022-23 season, but he's continued that great play and has a shot at the NBA All-Star Game. As such, our NBA betting picks expect another strong performance from him tonight.

Fulham vs Tottenham Picks and Predictions: Kane Steps Up at Craven Cottage

Jan 22, 2023 • 10:45 PM ET

The Hotspurs have dropped two matches in a row to Arsenal and Manchester City, but we're banking on Tottenham's star striker to find the back of the net against Fulham on Monday. Read more in our EPL betting picks.

Clippers vs Mavericks Picks and Predictions: Dinwiddie Gets It Done for Dallas

Jan 22, 2023 • 11:00 AM ET

The West continues to be incredibly bunched, and the Clippers and Mavericks are two of the teams fighting to make it to the playoffs. This game will be crucial to their postseason hopes, and Spencer Dinwiddie could play a big part in this one for the Mavs.

Grizzlies vs Lakers Picks and Predictions: King James' Men Run Dry

Jan 20, 2023 • 12:34 PM ET

The Grizzlies have been red hot, and can use Friday's road date with the Lakers to send a message on national TV. Our NBA picks are counting on just that against an L.A. supporting cast that doesn't measure up.

Trail Blazers vs Nuggets Picks and Predictions: Lillard Delivers in Denver

Jan 17, 2023 • 11:18 AM ET

Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers found their stroke over the weekend and now must carry it into a matchup with the Nuggets. Jokic & Co. will make it tough on Portland but our NBA picks expect Lillard to stay hot in Denver.

Cowboys vs Buccaneers Wild Card Round MNF Prop Bets: Evans Benefits From Pass-Heavy Attack

Jan 16, 2023 • 4:56 PM ET

In the marquee game of the Wild Card slate, our prop picks feature plenty of offense, including backing the Bucs' top receiver to keep his chemistry humming with Tom Brady. Find out more in our NFL player prop picks.

Suns vs Grizzlies Picks and Predictions: Bane Lights Up Struggling Phoenix

Jan 16, 2023 • 3:06 PM ET

Memphis finds itself on a nine-game heater and now gets to show off on national television against a reeling Phoenix squad. With Bridges focusing on Morant, our NBA betting picks are expecting Bane to step up.

Raptors vs Knicks Picks and Predictions: Randle Will Stay Hot as New York Continues to Surge

Jan 16, 2023 • 12:06 PM ET

The Knicks are sizzling, and so is Julius Randle. We break down the action in our NBA betting picks, and Randle should lead the way against the sputtering Raptors.

Giants vs Vikings Wild Card Picks and Predictions: Hockenson Has an Encore Against Big Blue

Jan 15, 2023 • 1:33 PM ET

When the Giants and Vikings squared off in Week 16, Minnesota tight end T.J. Hockenson exploded for 13 catches, 109 yards, and two scores. In a mismatch for New York, our NFL picks like Hock to find the paint again.

Warriors vs Bulls Picks and Predictions: Curry Torches Bulls in Chi-Town

Jan 15, 2023 • 9:40 AM ET

Steph Curry has been easing back into form since returning from a shoulder injury, but a date with the defenseless Bulls may be just what he needs to get all the way back to his normal self. Read more in our NBA betting picks and predictions below.

Hawks vs Raptors Picks and Predictions: Weary Hawks no Match for Spicy P

Jan 14, 2023 • 2:04 PM ET

Pascal Siakam's been on a tear of late, and a tired, leaky Hawks defense won't be much resistance to the Raptors' All-NBA hopeful. See why our NBA picks are backing another big night from him.

Brentford vs Bournemouth Picks and Predictions: Cherries' Relegation Fears Intensify

Jan 14, 2023 • 10:05 AM ET

Bournemouth's return to the Premier League's looking increasingly likely to be a one-year stay. With a weekend trip to Brentford ahead, our EPL picks are expecting the Cherries' woes to go from bad to worse.

Bulls vs Celtics Picks and Predictions: Favorable Matchup for Overlooked Vooch

Jan 9, 2023 • 10:53 AM ET

Nikola Vucevic may not get the love and accolades that DeRozan and Lavine get, but his numbers are still very solid as a third option. He's put together some strong performances against this Celtics team and our NBA picks expect more of the same tonight.

Maple Leafs vs Flyers Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Buds' Offense Comes Out to Play

Jan 8, 2023 • 11:57 AM ET

Toronto has been the much better team this season, although Philadelphia comes into this game as winners in four straight. With that said, our NHL betting picks expect the Leafs' offense to outclass the Flyers and run up the score.

Cowboys vs Commanders Week 18 Picks and Predictions: All On the Table for Dallas

Jan 8, 2023 • 8:14 AM ET

Ambiguity is the theme of Week 18 and that extends to the Cowboys, who could clinch home field, the NFC East... or have to go face Tom Brady next week. Fate awaits Dallas but our NFL picks don't expect the Commanders to trouble it.

Oxford United vs Arsenal Picks and Predictions: Fade the U's Recent Form

Jan 7, 2023 • 8:07 PM ET

Arsenal look to take care of business against Oxford in FA Cup action on Monday. Read more to find out why we're expecting the Gunners to maintain control throughout the match in our Oxford United vs. Arsenal betting picks.

Avalanche vs Oilers Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Resurgent Edmonton Sinks Colorado Further

Jan 7, 2023 • 11:14 AM ET

Colorado's Stanley Cup hangover has been enabled by a long injury list but its season hit a new low. Against an Oilers team rediscovering its groove, our NHL picks like Connor McDavid & Co. to add to the Avalanche's misery.

Chelsea vs Manchester City Picks and Predictions: Can Anyone Stop Erling Haaland?

Jan 5, 2023 • 11:02 AM ET

Manchester City and Chelsea are both in need of victories, but this could have the makings of a tightly-contested clash. Erling Haaland is pacing the EPL in scoring and could set the single-season scoring record. Will he add another tally?

Celtics vs Nuggets Picks and Predictions: Can Denver Compete With League's Best?

Jan 1, 2023 • 9:50 AM ET

The Nuggets have won seven straight at home but get the toughest test in the NBA tonight in the league-best Boston Celtics. Can they rise to the occasion? Find out in our NBA betting picks below.

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