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About Joshua Fidler

Joshua 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. Josh’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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Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman Betting Preview

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The Pride of the Philippines, Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao isn’t getting any younger. It doesn’t appear, though, that he is getting any older either. After thoroughly dominating the brash Adrian Broner in his last fight, he is making a significant step up in competition this time around. AB has always had the speed and power Read more…

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UFC On ESPN 4 Dos Anjos VS Edwards Betting Preview

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Oh, San Antonio… Such mixed feelings come to mind when I think of you. I went to basic training there when I joined the Air Force going on 20 years ago. Okay, before you hit me with the “chair force” jokes, it wasn’t the easiest thing I’ve ever done. Yes, the physical part was pretty Read more…

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The Open Championship Betting Preview

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Okay, so the Midwest Swing of the PGA Tour has brought us all the way to Northern Ireland for the 148th Open Championship or as it is known on the European Tour, The British Open. When you talk about the British Open, courses like Carnoustie and the more familiar St Andrews come to mind. Winning Read more…

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PGA Tour Betting: The Open Championship

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After an incredibly unpredictable few weeks between the US Open and this week’s Open Championship from Northern Ireland, hopefully focusing in on top tier golfers who excel in thick fields will pay dividends. The previous three weeks have been especially unnerving for 90% of golf bettors and writers like myself. The Rocket Mortgage Classic was Read more…

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Quaker State 400 Betting Preview

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Wow, so how many people had Justin Haley to win last week? I don’t even think many of the online sportsbooks even had him listed? He was somewhere around 500 to 1 to win! In only his third start ever, he was able to do so. Well, kinda. Here are the highlights from last week’s Read more…

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UFC Fight Night 155 Betting Preview

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In the words of the late great Harry Caray, “Holy Cow!” What an outstanding UFC event we witnessed last weekend from Las Vegas! I haven’t been able to get enough of the Youtube videos, memes, and articles. It was already Wednesday of this week before I started looking at the card from Sacramento. As well Read more…

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Bellator 224 Betting Odds, Picks, and Predictions

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Bellator is back! I have to be upfront with you guys. It’s not a lot of big names at all, even for hardcore fans like myself but that doesn’t necessarily mean the betting odds have any less value. Many times, it’s the opposite, really. The last time we did a betting preview for this show, Read more…

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PGA and European Tour Betting Picks: John Deere Classic and Scottish Open

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Man… Tough break for us last week! As my old man, the Vietnam Vet has always told me… Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. I never knew they played horseshoes in Saigon. I stepped outside of my normal top 10 and top 20 picks comfort zone and picked a winner last week. Bryson Read more…

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UFC 239: Jones vs Santos: Odds, Picks, and Predictions

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Well, last week went alright. UFC on ESPN had some tough fights to pick, or at least I thought. Francis Ngannou came through for us and he even managed to finish Junior Dos Santos in the first round which got us the under. Damien Maia faded and lost the 3rd round but stuck to his Read more…

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PGA Tour Betting Picks: 3M Open From The Twin Cities

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Whew… Well, last week was a rather unpredictable one! That’s not something bettors don’t want to hear. My sleepers never woke up but I thought Chez Reavie and Bubba Watson would still deliver the goods but they got robbed on the way home worse than Lloyd Christmas when that old lady got him. I think Read more…

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UFC On ESPN 3: Ngannou vs Dos Santos Betting Preview

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Hey, it’s fighting season! When is it not, though? This makes me so happy! Everybody loves a good fight. MMA is my heart and even if I may prefer to train the various disciplines on their own, there is no better test of an athlete or a man’s heart than a one-on-one meeting inside of Read more…

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Camping World 400 From Chicago Betting Preview

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After some road racing action in Sonoma where we saw Martin Truex Jr tied his teammate Kyle Busch for the most wins on the season with 4. Kyle Busch threatened at the end but it’s incredibly hard to get a pass on the last lap of a road race. We took Chase Elliott, Clint Bowyer, Read more…

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4 Sleepers That Could Win The NASCAR Championship

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We have passed the halfway point in the regular season of NASCAR and the Monster Energy Cup Series playoff picture is beginning to clear up. For several years, it was the Big 3 and everybody else. Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, and Martin Truex Jr were the class of everyone and we all knew one of Read more…

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Rocket Mortgage Classic Betting Preview: Matchups

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This is a slow week for the PGA Tour, not ‘88 Geo Metro slow but we can say that most of the worlds top twenty will not be in the field this week. Dustin Johnson, though, will be there and is the overwhelming favorite at 6 to 1 odds. The “Iron Man” Hideki Matsuyama and Read more…

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PGA Tour Betting Picks: Rocket Mortgage Classic From Detroit

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After a very “low” scoring Travelers Championship from the suburbs of Hartford, Connecticut, the PGA Tour kicks off their Midwest Swing with a visit to the Motor City at the Detroit Golf Club for a potentially even higher performing and thus even lower scoring affair. Detroit, Michigan is a city on the rise, once again. Read more…

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UFC Fight Night 154 From Greenville Betting Preview

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The UFC is coming off of a rare two-week break as we are headed to South Carolina for Fight Night 154 from Greenville. Recapping UFC 238 from the first of the month, Henry Cejudo came back from an atrocious first round where we saw him getting beat down pretty bad by Marlon Moraes early on. Read more…

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Toyota/Save Mart 350 From Sonoma Betting Preview

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The NASCAR superbus has been idling for nearly two weeks now and it’s time to crank her up again. The previous race was at Michigan International Speedway and was won by Team Penske’s Joey Logano for his second win this season and the team’s fifth. Kyle Busch is still Kyle Busch and leading the Monster Read more…

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Bellator 223 Mousasi vs Lovato Jr Betting Preview

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After a weekend of fighting fun in the Big Apple at the Mecca of sports, Madison Square Garden, Bellator 223 goes down in London, England this Saturday evening by Eastern Time Standards. You can catch the main card on the Bellator App at 5:00 PM EST and the entire lineup of fights on tape delay Read more…

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PGA Tour Betting Picks: Travelers Championship

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The US Open at Pebble Beach was fun and fairly successful, not only for the winner, Gary Woodland, but for our picks. Jim Furyk, unfortunately, wasn’t quite able to stay inside the top twenty for a (+350) payout as he would’ve needed minus 3 for the tournament but ended the weekend at 1 under par. Read more…

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Bellator 222 Sonnen vs Machida: Odds, Predictions, and Picks

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Okay, ladies and gentlemen, there is no UFC this week so let’s turn our attention to a Bellator card headlined by a former UFC champion and a “Bad Guy” that was alllllmost a UFC Champion. Oh, what an emo rollercoaster that night was… As one of the biggest Anderson Silva fans on planet Earth, I Read more…

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