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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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PGA Tour Betting Picks: Honda Classic

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The PGA Tour rolls down to the famed and feared PGA National for the 2020 Honda Classic. Tommy Fleetwood is the favorite and he has definitely earned it with his patient play here in the past as well as maintaining beautiful form over the past couple of months. Just behind the Brit is Brooks Koepka Read more…

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New York Guardians vs St Louis Battlehawks XFL Pick – February 23

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-10SPREAD -115ODDS MY PICK BATTLEHAWKS PLACE BET! Spread: St Louis -10 (-115) New York +10 (-105) Moneyline: St Louis -380 New York +310 Total Points: Over 40.5 (-115) Under 40.5 (-105 ) New York is a mess! Matt McGloin may get cut! Nah, I don’t know about that. Maybe they don’t have two more quarterbacks Read more…

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Nascar Pennzoil 400 From Las Vegas Betting Preview

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Wow, what an exciting start to the 2020 NASCAR season! Daytona doesn’t disappoint! The best news is not that we picked Denny Hamlin at 9 to 1 but that Ryan Newman walked out of the hospital the other day holding his daughters’ hands. I was seriously worried that he could have died from that crash. Read more…

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Houston Roughnecks vs Tampa Bay Vipers XFL Pick – February 22

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-5.5SPREAD -115ODDS MY PICK ROUGHNECKS PLACE BET! Spread: Houston -5.5 (-115) Tampa Bay +5.5 (-105) Moneyline: Houston -250 Tampa Bay +210 Total Points: Over 45.5 (-115) Under 45.5 (-105 ) I really can’t believe that money has come in on Tampa Bay here. The Vipers are 0-2. They’ve scored 12 points this season. The offense Read more…

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UFC Fight Night 168: Betting Odds, Picks, and Predictions

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The Octagon flies down to Auckland, New Zealand this Saturday for UFC Fight Night 168 Felder vs Hooker. The City Kickboxing Gym in Auckland is without a doubt the gym of the year for 2019 as they secured two world championship belts this past year. Israel Adesanya convincingly TKO’ed Australian champion Robert Whitaker and most Read more…

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Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder II Betting Odds and Predictions

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Man, finally! Boxing had a great year in 2019. There were several high profile fights that did not disappoint. One of my former strength and conditioning puke buddies, although I never saw him throw up, Nonito Donaire gave Japanese superstar Naoya Inoue all he could handle in what was regarded as the fight of the Read more…

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Bellator 239 Betting Odds, Picks, and Predictions

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Bellator is back in the Thack! No, that’s not a Mike Tyson joke. The promotion returns to a familiar place this weekend when they take show #239 down to Thackerville, Oklahoma. We have an incredible main event for you. The winner of this fight could go on to be the next Welterweight Champion and then Read more…

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WGC Mexico Championship Betting Preview

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The PGA Tour makes its way down south of the Rio Grande to the 7,000 foot elevated Club de Golf Chapultepec just outside of Mexico City, Mexico for the 4th playing of the WGC Mexico Championships. 2017 and 2019 winner Dustin Johnson sits atop the betting board this week alongside Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy. Following Read more…

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PGA Tour Betting Picks: WGC Mexico Championship

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It’s time for the first WGC event of the year and this marks the fourth of seven visits to Club de Golf Chapultepec for the world’s best golfers. The field will again be thick this year minus a few stars including Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka, and Jason Day. We will get to see the new Read more…

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NASCAR Daytona 500 Betting Preview and Predictions

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Let’s go raccccinnnn!! It has been far far too long since we have heard the yoom yoom y-yoom zip through our flat screens. The NASAR season is rather unique in that the biggest race of the entire season is also the first race of the entire season. The Daytona 500 goes way back to when Read more…

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UFC Fight Night 167: Betting Odds, Picks, and Predictions

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New Mexico… When I close my eyes and think about the Land of Enchantment, I see… Black mountainsides, gray valleys. The wind. The cold. The grit. The hard people. And that brings me to mixed martial arts. Natives of New Mexico are all well aware of the true fighting spirit that flows through their veins. Read more…

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Tampa Bay Vipers vs Seattle Dragons XFL Pick – February 15

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43.5O/U -110ODDS MY PICK OVER PLACE BET! How the Tampa Bay Vipers only scored 3 points in week one of the inaugural XFL season is beyond me. They had 19 first downs and nearly 400 yards of total offense. They were even nearly 50% on third down attempts. The Vipers were able to run the Read more…

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Dallas Renegades vs Los Angeles Wildcats XFL Pick – February 16

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-3.5SPREAD -110ODDS MY PICK RENEGADES PLACE BET! Last week, we just picked one XFL game against the spread. It was a sweat in the first half as the DC Defenders took a little longer to get going than I expected but it was a fairly comfortable cover in the 4th by the football pride of Read more…

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Updated XFL Championship Betting Odds and Pick

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Oh the XFL… All the cool kids are talking about it. I’m not sure how Vince McMahon and league commissioner Oliver Luck have created such a buzz and so quickly at that. It’s almost scary how this thing has blown up. I hope it doesn’t burn out just as fast as… Insert Antonio Brown reference Read more…

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How Much Money Do XFL Players Make?

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I personally enjoyed the first week of XFL action and the general consensus around the sports world is that most others did as well. The ratings were very high and the talk shows have been all abuzz this week. I guess the ticket sales weren’t too bad either but keeping up attendance may prove more Read more…

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Genesis Invitational Betting Preview

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After an entertaining, fun, and fairly laid back weekend at the Pebble Beach Pro/Am, the PGA Tour heads down highway 1 to Los Angeles at Riviera for the Genesis Invitational. This week’s tourney will wrap up the West Coast Swing portion on the PGA Tour and ain’t no party like a SoCal party, apparently. Among Read more…

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PGA Tour Betting Picks: The Genesis Invitational

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The PGA Tour’s 2020 West Coast Swing comes to a close this week with a final stop in the City of Angels for the Genesis Invitational. The field is thicker than a snicker with Rory McIlroy atop the betting board and Brooks Koepka 7 places behind him! Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Tiger Woods, and Dustin Read more…

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What Cities and Stadiums Are Home to the XFL Teams?

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Whew, okay. Week one is in the books for the XFL and I think I can confidently say that it was a success. The game play was rather smooth. The NCAA referees did a solid job, especially considering all the rules differences from the college and NFL game, and the level of play was nearly Read more…

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DC Defenders vs Seattle Dragons XFL Pick – February 8

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-7.5SPREAD -115ODDS MY PICK DEFENDERS PLACE BET! I’m really excited, guys! Yes, the UFC is heating up. Conor McGregor has stated he wants to fight 3 or maybe even 4 times this year.Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will attempt to break the tie later this month. There’s even talk of Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Read more…

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UFC 247 Jones vs Reyes: Betting Odds, Picks and Predictions

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Finally, the UFC is picking up some steam. I was not a big fan at all with their 3-week break over the New Year. Then the Conor McGregor vs Cowboy Cerrone fight was great and all. The hype and the new and improved Conor was really fun but the rest of the card was rather Read more…

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