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About Mike Pruitt

Mike has been covering sports professionally since 2017 but on the amateur scene for 25 years since when he was 12. Before the internet changed the world, he would keep detailed statistical box scores of NFL and NBA contests, write recaps, and voluntarily commentate games and fights alone in his room. Mike's military experience, Bachelors Degree, and employment thereafter were always rooted in engineering, science, and teaching. Now he enjoys being able to express himself through writing about football, golf, and car racing among other sports but most of all fighting as his life has been rooted in mixed martial arts including competing and teaching for the past 15 years.

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NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Championship from Miami Betting Preview

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It’s been a ride! NASCAR is a lot of fun, believe it or not. So much goes into every week, every nut and bolt… From the owners to the crew chiefs to the pit crew to the drivers, success is so much more than driving real fast and turning to the left sometimes. After months Read more…

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UFC Fight Night 164 from Sao Paulo: Odds, Picks, and Predictions

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If you’re not aware, the UFC was first started by the Gracie family. It was made to showcase their art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It is not, however, the most important factor in a mixed martial arts fight in modern-day fighting. Or is it? 99% of experts and the majority of casual fans will tell you Read more…

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Mayakoba Golf Classic Betting Preview

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After a rare week off, the PGA Tour returns with an appearance south of the border in picturesque Playa del Carmen. This will be the 13th playing of the Mayakoba Classic and we are yet to have a repeat winner. Everyone’s favorite stingy old guy Matt Kuchar won it last year and Montgomery, Alabama’s Patton Read more…

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PGA Tour Betting Picks: Mayakoba Golf Classic

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Viva la golf en Old Mexico! The PGA Tour continues its world tour to wrap up 2019 with a trip to Playa del Carmen for the playing of the Mayakoba Classic. El Camaleon Golf Club will once again host the event in 2019 for the 13th year. This was the first PGA Tour event played Read more…

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UFC Fight Night 163 From Moscow: Odds, Picks, and Predictions

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This train just keeps on rollin, bebey…bebey… Did someone hear Fred Durst? Must be me, sorry. The guy had some energy, though. You can’t take that away from him. I digress. Let’s progress. This Satur(day) in the Western Hemisphere, Zabit Magomedsharipov and Boston’s Calvin Kattar headline UFC Fight Night 163 from Moscow, Mother Russia. Start Read more…

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The Biggest College Football Game of the Year!

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As Fall weather cools the nation, college football regular season is just heating up…rather quickly, though. LSU has been battling tough teams for a couple of months now including the Texas Longhorns as well as SEC foes the Florida Gators and Auburn Tigers. Even though the Tigers came out ahead in each of these three Read more…

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Fights to Make After UFC 244: Handicapping Potential Matchups for the Winners

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UFC 244 was an outstanding UFC pay per view. The ending was a bit anticlimactic with the cut stoppage in the Diaz vs Masvidal main event but the event as a whole was great. Maybe I’m a little giddy and biased because we went 13-1 on our picks including the prop bets! Only the Johnny Read more…

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European Tour Betting Picks: Turkish Airlines Open

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The PGA Tour is on a one week break. That’s something we are not accustomed to hearing at all but last week we had a WGC event where we saw Rory McIlroy and the X-man Xander Schauffele finish 1 and 2. This was a repeat finish from the Tour Championship earlier this year in August. Read more…

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Betting Odds and Predictions for KSI vs Logan Paul 2

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KSI vs Logan Paul? 2? Never heard of these two? I hadn’t either until their first boxing match. The two men are headlining a fight card with 2 different world title fights on the undercard! This will be the first professional boxing match for each man and they stand to make a gang of money. Read more…

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Canelo Alvarez vs Sergey Kovalev Betting Preview

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There is some high level boxing action going Saturday night from the T-mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Saul Canelo Alvarez will be fighting Sergey “The Krusher” Kovalev in a 12 round affair. This is a very interesting matchup for many reasons. Canelo is one of the best pure boxers in the game today but Read more…

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UFC 244 Diaz vs Masvidal: Betting Odds, Picks, and Predictions

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You DO NOT want to miss this fight card on Saturday. UFC 244 from Madison Square Garden has rabid hardcore fans foaming at the mouth and casuals canceling their plans. The main event features a fight for the inaugural BMF Title Belt between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal. This is a fan’s dream matchup if Read more…

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PGA Tour Betting Picks: Zozo Championship

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After a fun and successful week on Jeju Island in South Korea, the PGA Tour makes its way to Japan for surprisingly their first appearance ever. Boy, are the stars coming out for this one too! Last week’s winner Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, and Japanese native Hideki Matsuyama will all be in attendance as well Read more…

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Betting Odds and Predictions to Win the Pacific Division

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It’s going to be hard to argue that there is a more powerful division in the NBA this year than the Pacific. The Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference is pretty strong, sure, but it’s still the Eastern Conference. Just like I tell people that are thinking of visiting the United States for the first Read more…

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Betting Odds and Predictions to Win the Central Division

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The 2019-2020 NBA regular season is set to tip this coming Wednesday night in LA and Toronto as the Lakers and the Clippers waste no time developing their cross-town rivalry. The defending NBA Champion Toronto Raptors will get their rings and welcome the new-look New Orleans Pelicans to town. It will, of course, be Zion Read more…

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Betting Odds and Predictions to Win the Southwest Division

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The NBA regular season is set to tip-off in just about a week with 2 games on the 23rd and the majority of the rest of the league playing on the 24th. Always check our picks section for games this year but those bets will only last you about 2 and a half hours. The Read more…

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Hollywood Casino 400 from Kansas Betting Preview

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It’s elimination week for NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup Series Playoffs and the beautiful mess continues. After Kyle Larson pulled off his first victory in 70 races (2 years) at The Monster Mile in Dover a couple of weeks ago, drivers on the cutoff bubble in the round of 12 were all bumped back a spot. Read more…

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UFC on ESPN 6 Betting Odds, Picks, and Predictions

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Two UFC events in a row in the United States?! Yea, why not? I’m not complaining and most fans are cool with the idea too. It doesn’t cut into football time and as long as you make Friday date night then you should be golden. But wait, UFC on ESPN 6 is on Friday! That’s Read more…

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NBA Team Win Predictions for the Southeast Division

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The NBA’s Southeast Division was by far it’s weakest in the 2018-2019 season. How much will these teams improve in a conference where you can likely secure a playoff berth with a .500 record? It’s difficult to predict that a team might tank some games in the second half of the season if they have Read more…

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NBA Team Win Predictions for the Northwest Division

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As the NBA preseason rolls on, we are just one week away from opening night in the NBA. The 2018-2019 regular season tips off with two games on Wednesday, October 23rd and the majority of the rest of the league playing their first games on Thursday. The anticipation is over! The Lakers and the Clippers Read more…

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The CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges Betting Preview

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The Land of the Morning Calm welcomes the PGA Tour for the CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges. This weekend will mark year #3 for the CJ Cup. Justin Thomas won here in 2017 under mostly windy conditions, which affected play considerably. The flight of the ball was, of course, altered but also the downhill greens Read more…

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