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Jason has been hooked on soccer since watching Real Madrid and Manchester United in the 2003 Champions League, and has been betting on the sport for nearly 15 years. He has given soccer gambling and fantasy advice for nearly a decade, writing for sites including Rotowire, SB Nation, and The TwinSpires Edge. Jason lives in Louisville, Kentucky and is an on-air contributor with ESPN Louisville 680, where he co-hosts University of Kentucky football and basketball post-game shows and produces the weekly Soccer City Radio show covering Louisville City and Racing Louisville.

Favorites
Team: Manchester United
Sport to bet on: Soccer
Sports movie: Dodgeball
Sports snack: Wings
Covers feature: Premier League coverage
Hitting the trifecta in the 2015 Kentucky Derby. I played a $1 box with Carpe Diem, Dortmund, Firing Line, and American Pharoah and while it only paid out about $100, it was still an amazing feeling.
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The ACC Tournament in 2012. I lost a +1,500 parlay when Notre Dame made two free throws with half a second on the clock, which they put back on the clock after review. The shots put them Over their team total. I've hated the Fighting Irish ever since.
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FC Dallas vs Philadelphia Union Picks and Predictions: Goalkeeper's Delight

Aug 17, 2022 - 11:25 AM ET

One thing both FC Dallas and Philadelphia Union do well is suppress opponents' goals. Considering Dallas' general inability to find the net, we're bullish on this game going Under its proposed total in our MLS picks and predictions for Wednesday.

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Picks and Predictions: Salah and Co. Notch First Win of Season

Aug 14, 2022 - 4:09 PM ET

Liverpool are coming off a bad performance against Fulham last weekend, but we're betting on the Reds to do damage against Crystal Palace on Monday and secure the home win. Read more in our Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace betting picks.

Toronto FC vs Portland Timbers Picks and Predictions: Timbers' Streak Goes Down

Aug 13, 2022 - 10:17 AM ET

Toronto FC is mounting a spirited playoff push behind its Italian reinforcements. Can they upend Portland's league-long unbeaten streak? Our MLS betting picks think a certain newcomer will help them keep rising.

Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano Picks and Predictions: Shocker at the Camp Nou?

Aug 12, 2022 - 11:46 AM ET

On paper, Barcelona look primed for a La Liga title charge, but also on paper, their financials are a mess. That may not just hinder their title chances but their La Liga meeting with Rayo Vallecano on Saturday — our soccer betting picks explain.

MLS All-Stars vs Liga MX All-Stars Picks and Predictions: MLS Players Bring the Heat

Aug 10, 2022 - 9:48 AM ET

For yet another year, the MLS All-Stars will meet with the All-Stars of Liga MX for an exhibition match. In a matchup that has been mostly dominated by the Liga MX side, can MLS break through? Find out in our betting picks and predictions for the game.

West Ham vs Manchester City Picks and Predictions: City Get Started Without Issue

Aug 6, 2022 - 1:27 PM ET

Dominant Manchester City are back on the charge, in pursuit of another EPL title under Pep Guardiola. Their 2022/23 campaign starts in London, where City visit West Ham — and our soccer betting picks expect three points for Pep's men.

Fulham vs Liverpool Picks and Predictions: Reds Enjoy Cottage Country

Aug 5, 2022 - 12:58 PM ET

The opening weekend in the Premier League will see last year's second-place finishers, Liverpool, visit Fulham at Craven Cottage. The newly promoted side has made smart signings, but our EPL picks detail why they're in trouble here.

USA's 2022 World Cup Odds: Americans Not Favored to Advance Out of Group Stage

Aug 4, 2022 - 2:36 PM ET

After missing out on a spot in Russia in 2018, the USMNT have qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. With the tournament just five months away, we're bringing you an early look at the USMNT roster and World Cup odds.

LAFC vs Club America Leagues Cup Picks and Predictions: LAFC's Talent Rises Above

Aug 3, 2022 - 10:13 AM ET

With Club America in a pretty dramatic freefall and nearing the firing of their manager, our Leagues Cup betting picks are all in on LAFC. The American side's best players won't be suiting up for 90 minutes — but they won't need to given the gap in talent.

Real Madrid vs Juventus Friendly Picks and Predictions: European Heavyweights Fight at the Rose Bowl

Jul 29, 2022 - 5:00 PM ET

Preseason tours of the USA are winding down as the domestic season looms, and two of Europe's biggest clubs will close their American schedule at the Rose Bowl. Check out our soccer betting picks as Juventus and Real Madrid meet on Saturday.

New York Red Bulls vs Barcelona Club Friendly Picks and Predictions: Red Bulls are No Match for Barca

Jul 29, 2022 - 11:11 AM ET

The New York Red Bulls are heavy underdogs in Saturday's friendly against Barcelona. We like Barca to control the pace the entire game and lead at both the half and by end of the game. Find out more in our New York Red Bulls vs. Barcelona betting picks.

Real Madrid vs Club America Club Friendly Picks and Predictions: Real's Defense Comes to Play

Jul 25, 2022 - 5:05 PM ET

This match isn't exactly going to be a tight battle. With one side struggling to score and the other having a stellar back line, a clean sheet may be in the works. Find out more in our betting picks and predictions for Real Madrid vs. Club America.

Barcelona vs Juventus Club Friendly Picks and Predictions: Barca Picks Up Another Preseason Win

Jul 25, 2022 - 1:34 PM ET

Fans in Dallas will get treated to an exciting matchup when Barca and Juve take the pitch for a friendly matchup. Which European powerhouse will claim victory? Find out in our betting picks and predictions for Barcelona vs. Juventus.

Toronto FC vs Charlotte FC Picks and Predictions: Insigne Insanity Gives Hosts the Edge

Jul 22, 2022 - 1:20 PM ET

Toronto FC's season has been a bummer thus far, but with some high-profile help on the way, they can still make a playoff push. Find out why this weekend's game is all about Insigne with our MLS betting picks for the matchup with Charlotte FC.

Manchester City vs Club America Club Friendly Picks and Predictions: Haaland, City Impress on American Soil

Jul 19, 2022 - 10:52 AM ET

No matter who plays or what lineups are used for this preseason opener, star-studded City should have a significant edge across the pitch. Read our Man City vs. Club America betting picks to find out how to extract some value from the -400 favorites.

Nashville SC vs LAFC Picks and Predictions: High Stakes Western Clash in Nashville

Jul 16, 2022 - 12:58 PM ET

The Western Conference playoff race is tight, so the marquee matchup in MLS betting this week is in Tennessee, where Nashville SC host LAFC. Check out our picks and predictions for this match, with Gareth Bale's debut looming.

Orlando City SC vs Atlanta United FC Picks and Predictions: Rivals Each Land Blows

Jul 16, 2022 - 9:36 AM ET

Sparks are bound to fly when bitter rivals Orlando City SC and Atlanta United FC clash Sunday. We're expecting early fireworks and for both sides to get involved on the score sheet — see why with our MLS betting picks.

CF Montreal vs Toronto FC Picks and Predictions: More Road Misery for Struggling Toronto

Jul 15, 2022 - 1:38 PM ET

Toronto FC have been dreadful on the road, and careless in the opening minutes of recent matches. We're backing home favorites CF Montreal to strike early and not look back with our MLS betting picks for Saturday's action.

LAFC vs Los Angeles Galaxy Picks and Predictions: Cross-City Rivalry Renewed

Jul 7, 2022 - 2:28 PM ET

The LA Galaxy are in the midst of a five-match unbeaten streak but face cross-city rival LAFC on Friday night and may see that run come to an end. We're heavily targeting LAFC in the second half as they've been nothing short of dominant after the break.

Philadelphia Union vs D.C. United Picks and Predictions: Blake Keeps Things Clean

Jul 7, 2022 - 9:22 AM ET

D.C. United have struggled mightily to score, and Andre Blake doesn't profile as someone to let them off the hook easily. Find out why we're backing Philadelphia to keep dominating this rivalry at home with our MLS betting picks.

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