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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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Netherlands vs USA World Cup Picks and Predictions: Two-Way Slog On Deck

Dec 2, 2022 • 9:09 AM ET

Netherlands and United States have both had feeble attacks throughout this World Cup, so we're not envisioning many fireworks when the two clash Saturday. Check out our betting picks for the best angles as the knockout stage begins.

South Korea vs Portugal World Cup Picks and Predictions: Two-Way Action as Desperation Kicks In

Dec 2, 2022 • 8:10 AM ET

South Korea will be desperate and need to go all-out against a superior Portugal squad. See why that will spell their doom — and also lead to lots of goals — in our World Cup picks.

Poland vs Argentina World Cup Picks and Predictions: Messi Pushes Forth to Round of 16

Nov 30, 2022 • 11:01 AM ET

Argentina need a win to ensure passage to the Round of 16 and who better to help make sure that happens than Lionel Messi? While Poland have looked strong, particularly on the defensive end, our betting picks doubt their firepower.

Iran vs USA World Cup Picks and Predictions: All or Nothing for the Americans

Nov 29, 2022 • 10:57 AM ET

The United States need a win and three critical points to advance through to the Round of 16, but with so much at stake, their final Group B match against Iran projects to be tight and cagey. Find out the best bet in our World Cup betting picks below.

Portugal vs Uruguay World Cup Picks and Predictions: Portugal Punch Ticket to Round of 16

Nov 28, 2022 • 11:52 AM ET

Can defensive-minded Uruguay find enough scoring power to pull out an unexpected win over Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal to close out Matchday 2 in Group H? It's a tall task, especially as the Portuguese look to wrap up a spot in the Round of 16.

College Football Upsets and Underdogs Week 13: Louisville Topples Levis and the Wildcats

Nov 25, 2022 • 2:17 PM ET

Thanksgiving Day is behind us, but there is still plenty of sports betting action to get us through this long weekend. With Week 13 comes plenty of opportunities for college football upsets, and we've picked out three favorites — including Louisville.

England vs USA World Cup Picks and Predictions: Americans in Danger Opposite England

Nov 25, 2022 • 11:02 AM ET

England opened up Group B play with a bang, trouncing Iran 6-2 earlier this week. Now, they face a United States squad that kicked things off with a disappointing draw vs. Wales. Will England fully assert their dominance over the group on Friday?

Wales vs Iran World Cup Picks and Predictions: Dragons Keep Progression Hopes Alive

Nov 24, 2022 • 8:23 PM ET

A late penalty from Gareth Bale salvaged a point for Wales against the USMNT and they now have a superb chance at three points vs. Iran. Our World Cup betting picks break down the side and total for this Group B clash.

Portugal vs Ghana World Cup Picks and Predictions: A Shutout Looms for the Underdogs

Nov 24, 2022 • 8:13 AM ET

Simply put, Ghana will have great difficulty walking away with three points against Portugal. With the favorites expected to win easily, our World Cup betting picks look at which way Ronaldo and Co. will claim victory.

Asian Handicap in Soccer Explained: How To Bet Spreads & Totals

Nov 24, 2022 • 8:11 AM ET

Learn how to bet soccer spreads and totals using Asian handicapping and get strategies for when to use these bets.

Mexico vs Poland World Cup Picks and Predictions: Lewandowski's Time to Shine

Nov 22, 2022 • 8:17 AM ET

Neither Mexico nor Poland have high-octane offenses and this game's total is a tick lower than normal as a result. Poland's primary offensive contributor is Robert Lewandowski. Can he provide enough punch to give his team the edge?

USA vs Wales World Cup Picks and Predictions: Wales Never Fails

Nov 21, 2022 • 11:59 AM ET

Wales and the United States are likely to be playing it safe with England looming, and the Americans' scoring woes don't bode well for the prospects of fireworks in this Group B matchup, as our World Cup picks explain.

Qatar vs Ecuador World Cup Picks and Predictions: Goals Stay At a Minimum

Nov 20, 2022 • 9:29 AM ET

The host country haven't lost their opening match in 18 straight World Cups, but will Ecuador be able to break that trend Sunday? We answer that and much more in our World Cup betting picks for Ecuador vs. Qatar.

World Cup 2022 Group Stage Odds, News, Injuries: Mane Injury Among Pre-Tournament Headlines

Nov 20, 2022 • 6:38 AM ET

As the World Cup draws close to kickoff, everything from injuries, to weather, to shifting odds will shape how to bet on soccer's biggest tournament. Find out the latest info as we prepare for the showcase in Qatar.

College Football Upsets and Underdogs Week 12: Ride With the Cowboys on the Road

Nov 18, 2022 • 5:44 PM ET

The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 7-point underdogs on Saturday but we're backing them in Norman against a Sooners team that has been a mess defensively. Find out more in this weekend's best college football upset picks.

A Beginner’s Guide to Betting on Soccer

Nov 18, 2022 • 12:24 PM ET

Learn the basics of betting on soccer, including an explanation of the bet types, as well as tips and strategies to make you a smarter bettor.

World Cup Group G Odds, Predictions, Betting Preview: Brazil Back to the Promised Land

Nov 17, 2022 • 9:45 AM ET

Brazil haven't won a World Cup — or even reached the finals — since 2002 despite always being among the favorites. As Neymar inches toward the end of his prime, our Group G preview wonders if the Samba Boys can find glory vs. some stiff competition.

World Cup Group C Odds, Predictions, Betting Preview: Messi on a Mission

Nov 15, 2022 • 10:50 AM ET

In Lionel Messi's possible final crack at World Cup glory, he will be looking to secure his legacy as possibly the greatest Argentina has ever seen. As winning the group stage is a foregone conclusion, the question is who will join them in the Round of 16.

World Cup Group B Odds, Predictions, Betting Preview: The Real Group of Death

Nov 15, 2022 • 10:46 AM ET

Could Group B be the real Group of Death in the 2022 World Cup with England, the United States, Wales, and Iran duking it out? England are the favorites to win this group, but they struggled in the Nations League. Can Harry Kane & Co. rebound?

Fulham vs Manchester United Picks and Predictions: Red Devils Thrive in Fulham

Nov 13, 2022 • 8:13 AM ET

Manchester United have had no problem playing at Craven Cottage, as they've fared extremely well there recently. Find out why they hold the advantage yet again in our Fulham vs. Manchester United betting picks.

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