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About Andrew Powell

Andrew Powell has been working with The Sports Geek since November 2018 providing analysis and predictions in both the realms of sports and politics. Studying journalism through the University of Michigan, Powell’s experience in sports includes tenures at mainstream newspapers The Williamsport Sun-Gazette and The Lock Haven Express, and he would also be affiliated with FOX Sports Radio 1340 AM in Hopewell, Virginia. In politics, it would include a stint with Mad World News and multiple with the Republican Party. From the Super Bowl to The Kentucky Derby to President Donald Trump’s hair, Powell has you covered at The Sports Geek.

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Updated 2020 United States Presidential Election Odds

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New odds for the 2020 United States presidential election have been released, and Republicans should be happy to know that President Donald J. Trump is even more of a heavy favorite than he already was. When the last odds were released, Trump was placed with +175 odds to win the election. With the new set Read more…

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No. 17 Villanova at Georgetown NCAAM Pick – February 20th

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-5.5SPREAD -130ODDS MY PICK VILLANOVA PLACE BET! After taking a 71-65 upset loss to St. John’s on Sunday at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, No. 17 Villanova (20-6, 11-2 Big East) will be on the road again tonight to square off against another conference opponent in Georgetown (15-10, 5-7 Big East). From one big Read more…

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No. 8 North Carolina at No. 1 Duke NCAAM Pick – February 20th

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+8.5SPREAD -111ODDS MY PICK UNC PLACE BET! It’s here, and it’s iconic. Both schools get the deal. Tonight marks the first time this season that Tobacco Road rivals No. 1 Duke (23-2, 11-1 ACC) and No. 8 North Carolina (20-5, 10-2 ACC) meet, with the game taking place at Durham’s Cameron Indoor Stadium at Duke Read more…

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No. 16 Florida State at Clemson NCAAM Pick – February 19th

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-1SPREAD -115ODDS MY PICK CLEMSON PLACE BET! Heading into their contest against Clemson (15-10, 5-7 ACC) tonight, No. 14 Florida State (20-5, 8-4 ACC) has been rolling through their opposition in conference play as of late. After the dominating 69-47 victory at Georgia Tech on Saturday, the Seminoles would put themselves on a seven-game winning Read more…

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No. 24 Maryland at No. 21 Iowa NCAAM Pick – February 19th

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-2SPREAD -115ODDS MY PICK IOWA PLACE BET! The Hawkeyes have been racking up victory after victory, and doing so in a magical way. No. 21 Iowa (20-5, 9-5 Big Ten) have racked up four straight wins, with the most recent being a 71-69 victory over Rutgers that included a finish that was absolutely bananas. After Read more…

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UEFA Champions League: Week 2 Round of 16 (Leg 1) Picks

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Fireworks. That’s the only word that comes to mind when reevaluating the first week of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 (Leg 1). Roma and Porto went down to the wire in what was a complete dog-fight, Manchester United was quite disappointing in their heavyweight match with Paris Saint Germain, Tottenham Hotspur was an Read more…

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No. 18 Kansas State at West Virginia NCAAM Pick – February 18th

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+6.5SPREAD -110ODDS MY PICK WVU PLACE BET! Injuries. That’s the highlight of the game tonight between No. 18 Kansas State (19-6, 9-3 Big 12) at West Virginia (10-15, 2-10 Big 12) in Morgantown at WVU Coliseum. For the Mountaineers, they’ve been playing the majority of the season without their full rotation, which helps explains the Read more…

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No. 4 Virginia at No. 22 Virginia Tech NCAAM Pick – February 18th

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+5.5SPREAD -113ODDS MY PICK VT PLACE BET! Over the weekend, both No. 4 Virginia (22-2, 10-2 ACC) and No. 22 Virginia Tech (20-5, 9-4 ACC) were on point picking up victories over the bottom half of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Now fresh off of wins, the two rivals clash tonight at the Cassell Coliseum in Read more…

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No. 25 Buffalo at Toledo NCAAM Pick – February 15th

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+3SPREAD -109ODDS MY PICK TOLEDO PLACE BET! Two losses on the road in conference play has knocked No. 25 Buffalo (21-3, 9-2 MAC) all the way down to the 25th spot and at threat of dropping out of the rankings. Toledo (20-4, 8-3 MAC) hopes to accomplish that. And the Rockets have an opportunity to Read more…

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No. 9 Houston at Connecticut NCAAM Pick – February 14th

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MONEYLINE -450ODDS MY PICK HOUSTON PLACE BET! After what’s been a battle, No. 9 Houston (23-1, 10-1 ACC) has finally been able to claim sole ownership of the top spot in the American Athletic Conference. It’s mainly been courtesy of a hot eight-game winning streak that the Cougars are currently riding on. Now sitting with Read more…

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Oklahoma City Thunder at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick – February 14th

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-5.5SPREAD -110ODDS MY PICK THUNDER PLACE BET! Two teams, opposite directions. The Oklahoma City Thunder (37-19) are absolutely killin’ it right now. The New Orleans Pelicans (25-33), on the other hand, are absolutely dismal right now. For Oklahoma City, they’re currently riding on a four-game winning streak, and have also won 11 out of their Read more…

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No. 15 Texas Tech at Oklahoma State NCAAM Pick – February 13th

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-6.5SPREAD -105ODDS MY PICK TTU PLACE BET! For No. 15 Texas Tech (19-5, 7-4 Big 12), road trips to Stillwater, Oklahoma haven’t gone the best the past few years. Tonight, the Red Raiders get a chance to make up for some of the defeat as they take on their conference rival Oklahoma State (9-14, 2-8 Read more…

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Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers NBA Pick – February 13th

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-3.5SPREAD -110ODDS MY PICK WARRIORS PLACE BET! Per usual, the Golden State Warriors (41-15) have been rolling through opposition, and with just one game before the All-Star break, Golden State wants to close out the first half of the season on a winning note. After getting an intense 115-108 home victory over the Utah Jazz Read more…

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No. 2 Duke at No. 16 Louisville NCAAM Pick – February 12th

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-8SPREAD -110ODDS MY PICK DUKE PLACE BET! With or without perimeter shooting, No. 2 Duke (21-2, 9-1 ACC) is nearly impossible to guard either way. In their last game against the third-ranked team in the country with Virginia, the Blue Devils added that weapon to their arsenal — making them even more deadly. No. 16 Read more…

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Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick – February 12th

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-7SPREAD -105ODDS MY PICK 76ERS PLACE BET! Since acquiring Tobias Harris from the Los Angeles Clippers at the trade deadline, the Philadelphia 76ers (36-20) will be looking for their third win in a row when they welcome the Boston Celtics (35-21) to town tonight. In those two games, the first win would come against the Read more…

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UEFA Champions League – Week 1: Round of 16 (Leg 1) Picks

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The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 (Leg 1) is here! The last time we saw action was back in December during Matchday 6. In case you need a reminder, here were the results from the last phase of the group stage — followed by the clubs who advanced into the Round of 16 before Read more…

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No. 3 Virginia at No. 8 North Carolina NCAAM Pick – February 11th

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-1SPREAD -111ODDS MY PICK UNC PLACE BET! After taking a loss against Duke, No. 3 Virginia (20-2, 8-2 ACC) now completes their second set of their Tobacco Road back-to-back tonight against No. 8 North Carolina (19-4, 9-1 ACC) — but this time, the Cavaliers are on the road. After the 81-71 home defeat to the Read more…

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Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick – February 11th

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+10.5SPREAD -110ODDS MY PICK MAVERICKS PLACE BET! The Houston Rockets were incredible last season. Their record was 65-17, just eight away from tying the record 73-win season that the Golden State Warriors set during 2015-16. The Rockets would not only win the Southwest Division, but they would finish first in the Western Conference when everything Read more…

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Denver Nuggets vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick – February 8th

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+4SPREAD -110ODDS MY PICK NUGGETS PLACE BET! Since updating their roster, the Philadelphia 76ers (34-20) will take on the Denver Nuggets (37-17) in their first game with their new acquisitions. After a 12-point 119-107 loss at home on Tuesday against the Toronto Raptors, Philadelphia would trade for Tobias Harris, Mike Scott, and Boban Marjanovic from Read more…

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No. 12 Houston vs UCF NCAAM Pick – February 7th

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+2.5SPREAD -110ODDS MY PICK UCF PLACE BET! The University of Central Florida (16-4, 6-2 AAC) has been solid this season, but conference play is about to get tough for them — and it all starts tonight against 12th-ranked Houston (21-1, 8-1 AAC) at CFE Arena. After tonight, seven out of the last nine games for Read more…

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