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Whether it's Oscar odds, political futures, or fringe sports like the CFL, rugby, and cricket, you'll find Rohit. He's not only helping you find the best bets for the most popular sports but opening bettors up to new and exciting markets with his unique insight, analysis, and helpful how-to content. Rohit is also a part of Covers' Prop Shop podcast crew, picking the best player and team props each week of the NFL season.

Team: Springboks
Sport to bet on: NCAA basketball
Sports movie: Raging Bull
Sports snack: Chicken Wings (Baked, breaded and extra spicy)
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Taking the Washington Nationals at +1,400 to win the 2019 World Series just before the playoffs began.
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March Madness 2019. I was on the Carsen Edwards bandwagon and took Purdue at +4.5 versus Virginia. The Cavaliers forced overtime with a last-second shot in regulation. Purdue led in overtime until the final 30 seconds, then proceeded to lose... by five points.
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US Election Betting Odds: FBI Search Warrant Does Little to Hurt Trump's Odds

Aug 10, 2022 - 2:03 PM ET

Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home was searched by the FBI in recent days, but that hardly made an impact on the 45th president's election odds. We bring you 2024 election odds for dozens of potential candidates, including Kamala Harris and The Rock.

Braves vs Red Sox Picks and Predictions: All Riled Up in Beantown

Aug 9, 2022 - 4:10 PM ET

The Boston Red Sox remain in freefall and have to contend with Austin Riley & Co. with an aging southpaw in Rich Hill who no longer misses a lot of bats. This is a recipe for success for the Braves and their slugging third baseman in our betting picks.

Alouettes vs Blue Bombers Week 10 Picks and Predictions: Can Als Stay Within Double-Digit Spread?

Aug 9, 2022 - 12:34 PM ET

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have earned the right to be 12.5-point favorites in a game like this but are they built to actually cover these huge numbers? We say no — read more in our CFL betting picks and predictions below.

A's vs White Sox Picks and Predictions: Blackburn Gets Whacked, Again

Jul 30, 2022 - 1:19 PM ET

Paul Blackburn's hot start and All-Star nod have helped mask the fact that he's been just brutal of late. And as he continues regressing, our MLB betting picks think the A's feeble bats won't keep up with the runs he bleeds.

Today’s MLB Prop Picks: All Rise for the Judge

Jul 30, 2022 - 1:16 PM ET

Our Saturday MLB player props are honing in on two of the game's best sluggers, plus backing a young Dodger who's starting to break out offensively. Find out all the details below as we break down our thoughts on each hitter.

UFC 277 Pena vs Nunes Picks and Predictions: Amanda Takes Back the Belt

Jul 30, 2022 - 1:12 PM ET

Following Julianna Pena's improbable upset win over Amanda Nunes last year, Nunes looks to seek revenge against the current Women's Bantamweight Champion. Find out why we're backing the Lioness in our Pena vs. Nunes picks.

Blue Bombers vs Stampeders Week 8 Picks and Predictions: Calgary Strikes Back

Jul 30, 2022 - 12:50 PM ET

The Stamps fell short in their last game against Winnipeg, but this time Calgary will be at home and are coming off a bye week. We're taking Calgary to end Winnipeg's perfect record on Saturday — read why in our Blue Bombers vs. Stampeders betting picks.

UFC 277 Lewis vs Pavlovich Picks and Predictions: Black Beast Takes Care of Business

Jul 30, 2022 - 8:17 AM ET

Coming off a devastating knockout loss to Tai Tuivasa at UFC 271, Derrick Lewis looks to inflict the punishment this time around. Sergei Pavlovich has yet to beat any big names in the UFC, and that's why we love Lewis at plus money on Saturday in Dallas.

UFC 277 Ankalaev vs Smith Picks and Predictions: Ankalaev Can't Be Stopped

Jul 30, 2022 - 8:17 AM ET

Magomed Ankalaev is coming off a UFC Fight Night main event win against Thiago Santos, and now looks to improve to 18-1 in his MMA career against Anthony Smith on Saturday. Read why we're backing the Russian in our Ankalaev vs. Smith betting picks.

Twins vs Padres Picks and Predictions: Ryan Shuts Down San Diego

Jul 29, 2022 - 12:31 PM ET

Minnesota is sending their best pitcher to the mound tonight at Petco Park, and we like the value on the Twins at plus money to defeat a San Diego team that is struggling at the plate lately. Read more in our Twins vs. Padres betting picks.

Lions vs Roughriders Week 8 Picks and Predictions: BC Firepower Too Much for Saskatchewan

Jul 28, 2022 - 11:30 AM ET

Led by first-year starter Nathan Rourke, BC has quickly established itself as the league's best offense. For as hard as Saskatchewan is to visit, our Lions vs. Roughriders CFL betting picks highlight why BC will keep rolling in Week 8.

Alouettes vs Tiger-Cats Week 8 Picks and Predictions: Hamilton's Trending in the Right Direction

Jul 28, 2022 - 11:29 AM ET

While Hamilton is coming off a loss last week in Vancouver, their defense is looking sharp and QB Dane Evans is starting to heat up. Against a weak Als' defense, we're backing Hamilton at home in this week's CFL betting picks.

Today’s MLB Prop Picks: Judge Keeps Crushing

Jul 23, 2022 - 11:33 AM ET

With a full slate on today's MLB betting board, we're turning to a few studs for our Saturday MLB player prop picks, including Yankees MVP frontrunner Aaron Judge to mash a favorable matchup in Baltimore.

Cubs vs Phillies Picks and Predictions: No Dub for Cubs Saturday

Jul 23, 2022 - 9:13 AM ET

The Cubs smoked the Phillies last night, but we're treating that like the aberration it was, and backing the better team to rebound behind Zack Wheeler on the mound. Find out more with our MLB betting picks for Saturday.

UFC Fight Night Hermansson vs Curtis Picks and Predictions: Action Man Strikes

Jul 23, 2022 - 8:04 AM ET

Chris Curtis jumps in as a last-second replacement for Darren Till to face Jack Hermansson at Saturday's UFC Fight Night. Hermansson opened as the favorite but the line's shifted to Curtis and we're following suit on a fight that should go the distance.

UFC Fight Night Blaydes vs Aspinall Picks and Predictions: Aspinall Wins Ninth Straight Bout

Jul 23, 2022 - 8:03 AM ET

Coming off a win against Alexander Volkov in March, Tom Aspinall's well-rounded skill set should get the best of Curtis Blaydes in the London main event on Saturday. Find out more in our Blaydes vs. Aspinall betting picks.

Jake Paul vs Hasim Rahman Jr. Odds: YouTuber Faces Toughest Opponent Yet

Jul 22, 2022 - 2:04 PM ET

Jake Paul's long-discussed bout with Tommy Fury is officially off, with the YouTuber moving forward to his August 6 fight at Madison Square Garden. Paul's new opponent will be his toughest yet, the 12-1 Hasim Rahman Jr. Check out the full odds below.

Argonauts vs Roughriders Week 7 Picks and Predictions: Depleted Saskatchewan Comes Out Flat

Jul 22, 2022 - 1:36 PM ET

Toronto won a thriller over Saskatchewan last week, and now the two will meet at Mosaic Stadium. Revenge will be hard to come by for the Roughriders, as they're heavily depleted vs. the Argonauts — our CFL betting picks explain.

Blue Jays vs Red Sox Picks and Predictions: Gausman Neutralizes Boston in AL East Clash

Jul 22, 2022 - 11:57 AM ET

Toronto is only two games ahead of the Boston Sox for the final Wild Card spot in the AL. With Kevin Gausman taking the mound for the Jays tonight, we're betting on Toronto to make it three. Find out more in our Blue Jays vs. Red Sox betting picks.

Blue Bombers vs Elks Week 7 Picks and Predictions: This Ain't No Underdog Story

Jul 21, 2022 - 11:27 AM ET

While the Edmonton Elks are coming off their second win of the season, things get a lot tougher on Friday against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. We don't expect an underdog story with the undefeated defending champs taking the field.

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