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About Taylor Smith

Taylor is a sports writer based in Southern California. While he primarily specializes in basketball, baseball and football, he will also dabble in things like soccer and politics from time to time. He has lived in just about every corner of the United States at one point or another, and he has been covering sports and sports betting for the better part of a decade. Taylor currently lives in Long Beach with his fiancé and their two cats.

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Donald Trump Betting Odds – Paul Manafort Favored to Get the President’s Next Pardon

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Former campaign chairman Paul Manafort +175 favorite to get the next pardon from President Trump Trump pardoned 7 white collar criminals earlier this week, bringing his total number of pardons to 25 Roger Stone, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Flynn among those with odds for next pardon Donald Trump obviously isn’t a conventional president. The United States’ Read more…

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How to Bet on the 2020 NBA Playoff Race

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We are in the midst of the NBA’s All-Star break, which means the playoff race is about to begin in earnest. We are actually well past the actual halfway point of the regular season, though, and most teams have around 25 games left to play. We already have a pretty good idea as to which Read more…

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Lions, Dolphins Listed as Odds-On Favorites to Draft Tua Tagovailoa

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Lions, Dolphins listed as -110 favorites to draft Tua Tagovailoa Lions pick third, Dolphins pick fifth overall in April’s draft LSU’s Joe Burrow a -10000 favorite to go No. 1 overall A year ago at this time, most expected Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to be the top-rated quarterback prospect for the 2020 NFL draft. While Read more…

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DC Defenders, Houston Roughnecks Emerge as Favorites to Win XFL Championship

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Defenders (+200), Roughnecks (+225) betting favorites to win XFL title after 2-0 starts Vipers’ title odds have drifted to +1000 following disastrous 0-2 start to season Dragons (+1200) face longest title odds despite beating Tampa Bay in Week 2 Week 2 of the XFL’s reboot season is officially in the books. TV ratings remained solid Read more…

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Alex Bregman Even-Money Favorite To Lead Astros in Hit-by-Pitches in 2020

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Astros at +200 to lead MLB in hit-by-pitches in 2020 Bregman an even-money favorite to lead Astros in HBPs Astros’ win total prop has dipped from 98 to 94.5 Spring training is officially underway, which means it’s almost baseball season. The regular season gets going in just over a month, and it should be a Read more…

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Manchester City Banned From Champions League for 2 Years For Skirting Financial Rules

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Manchester City barred from Champions League play for 2 years for breaching UEFA’s financial rules The club plans to appeal the decision City a +400 favorite to win the 2020 Champions League UEFA has decided to ban Manchester City from Champions League competition for each of the next 2 seasons after it was deemed that Read more…

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Arizona Bill Banning Transgender Athletes from Playing Team Sports Moves Forward

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Bill limiting transgender participation in team sports moves forward in Arizona legislature Bill moved forward thanks to a party-line vote Those in favor of the law say girls born as females are at an unfair disadvantage; those against argue the bill discriminates against transgender athletes A piece of legislation that would legally bar transgender girls Read more…

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Jimmie Johnson Could Make Jump to Indy Circuit Next Season

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Johnson will retire from NASCAR competition following 2021 season Johnson has interest in switching to INDYCAR in 2021 Johnson listed at +2000 to win his final Daytona 500 7-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is set to retire from competition following the upcoming season. That means the next Daytona 500 will likely be his last. However, Read more…

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Tulsi Gabbard, Tom Steyer Odds-On Favorites to Drop Out of Presidential Race Next

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Steyer, Gabbard listed as +250 co-favorites to be the next candidate to drop out of the race Bennet, Yang, Patrick dropped out of the race after the New Hampshire primary Biden (+2000) and Warren (+5000) have seen odds to secure Democratic nomination nosedive Now that actual votes are being cast, it’s safe to say the Read more…

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Which XFL Team Should You Root For?

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Get ready for the opening weekend of XFL 2.0. Vince McMahon’s NFL alternative will begin play this weekend, with all 8 teams in action. While the league did a good job of spreading its 8 teams throughout the entire US, the number of options obviously pales in comparison to the NFL’s 32 clubs. Chances are, Read more…

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The XFL Starts Tomorrow – Get Your Bets In While You Can

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XFL kicks off this weekend with 2 games Saturday, 2 games Sunday Renegades, Guardians, Vipers among odds-on favorites to win the XFL championship Top football betting sites offer XFL betting options Saturday officially marks the beginning of football season. Sort of. Less than a week after the NFL season came to a close, the XFL Read more…

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Who Will Win XFL MVP in 2020?

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Cardale Jones, Landry Jones figure to be among top XFL MVP candidates PJ Walker a potential sleeper after beating out Connor Cook for Houston’s QB1 job Rashad Ross, Christine Michael among top non-QB MVP candidates If you were one of the few that watched the XFL during its first go-round nearly 20 years ago, you Read more…

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NFL Reportedly Looking to Hire VP of Sports Betting

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NFL looking to hire a VP of sports betting League has been slow to embrace sports betting since the US Supreme Court struck down PASPA in May of 2018 NFL draft set to take place in Las Vegas in April, while Raiders begin play in town a few months later It’s no secret that the Read more…

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XFL Futures: Are the Renegades a Worthwhile Bet to Win the Championship?

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Dallas, Tampa Bay, DC have the best odds to win the inaugural title (+350) Seattle (+900) has the worst odds 2 games on Saturday, 2 games on Sunday for XFL opening week All 8 of the XFL’s new franchises will be in action this weekend when the season officially gets underway. While we obviously can’t Read more…

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XFL Week 1 Picks: Can the Renegades Cover the Big Spread Against the Battlehawks?

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Vipers the only road team favored to win in Week 1 Renegades the lone double-digit favorites Roughnecks, Defenders favored over Wildcats, Dragons We don’t typically associate the middle of February with football season, but that could be about to change. Super Bowl 54 is in the rearview mirror, and the NFL won’t resume play until Read more…

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XFL Broadcasts on ESPN, ABC and Fox to Feature Betting Lines During Live Games

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XFL TV broadcasts to feature betting lines, including point spreads and over/unders Broadcasters are permitted to reference betting lines NFL, other American professional sports don’t display betting information Super Bowl 54 may be done and dusted, but that doesn’t mean football season is over. While we won’t see the NFL resume play until late in Read more…

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XFL Player Props – Will Tim Tebow, Antonio Brown or Johnny Manziel Debut in the XFL This Season?

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Chad Johnson (+500), Pacman Jones (+700), Josh Gordon (+1000) given best odds to debut first in XFL Tom Brady (+50000) a long shot Tim Tebow (+10000) and Johnny Manziel (+1200) the only former Heisman winners listed with odds Are you ready for some football? Again? The 2019-20 NFL season has come and gone, and we Read more…

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Jaguars to Play 2 London Games in 2020 in Attempt to Boost Revenue

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Jaguars to play 2 home games in London next season in order to boost local revenue Average London game generates twice as much revenue for the Jaguars as an average home game in Jacksonville Rams, Chargers, Raiders all expected to see big revenue growth by opening new stadiums next season Later this year, 3 NFL Read more…

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Bucks vs Pelicans NBA Pick for February 4, 2020

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-6SPREAD -110ODDS MY PICK BUCKS PLACE BET! Game Notes Pelicans are 3-3 since Zion Williamson returned to the lineup Bucks have won 10 of last 11 games Bucks beat Pelicans 127-112 in Milwaukee on December 11 Teams Spread Moneyline Total Bucks -6 (-110) -250 Over 246 (-110) Pelicans +6 (-110) +210 Under 246 (-110) The Read more…

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Amateur Golfer Defies Long Odds with Two Holes-in-One in Same Round

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Amateur golfer aced 2 holes during same round in Daytona Beach Odds of an amateur bagging 2 holes-in-one during same around are roughly 67,000,000-to-1 Another golfer near Daytona Beach did the same last February Gary Choyka, an amateur golfer in Daytona Beach, Florida, accomplished quite the rare feat over the weekend. While playing a round Read more…

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