Ed Scimia

Ed Scimia

Sports Writer  |  BETHEL, CT

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Ed Scimia covers gaming industry matters related to sports betting, and is the author of seven books – including Catching Fish: Your Practical Guide to Beating $1/$2 No-Limit Texas Hold'em Games, Gambling Essentials: The Knowledge You Need to Play Popular Casino Games, and So Bad It’s Good: More than 50 Great Films for Your Bad Movie Night. Ed has previously covered chess for About.com, poker for CardsChat News, and is coach of the Yale University curling team.

Manager Alex Cora will lead the Boston Red Sox against the Houston Astros in the ALCS. (Image: Nick Wass/AP)

Alex Cora Returns to Houston to Lead Red Sox Against Astros in ALCS

The Houston Astros will host Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday night, with Framber Valdez taking the ball against Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox. The series features plenty of storylines, but Red Sox manager Alex Cora sits at the center of the drama thanks to his roles […]

The Milwaukee Brewers are favored to win their NLDS matchup against the Atlanta Braves, which begins with Game 1 on Friday. (Image: Michael McLoone/USA Today Sports)

Brewers Send Burnes to the Hill for Game 1 Against Braves, Morton

The Atlanta Braves overcame the loss of two key outfielders to pull away and win the NL East. Now, they’ll look to prove that their remade team can compete in the postseason as they travel to Milwaukee to take on the Brewers in Game 1 of their NLDS matchup on […]

Chris Taylor (3) hit a game winning home run to win the NL Wild Card Game for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers are the favorites to win the 2021 World Series. (Image: Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times)

World Series Odds: Dodgers Heavily Favored After Surviving Wild Card Game

The Los Angeles Dodgers didn’t win their division, and won’t have home-field advantage when they battle the San Francisco Giants in the NLDS. But sportsbooks still see the defending champions as the team to beat when it comes to the current World Series odds. BetMGM lists the Dodgers as the […]

The Houston Astros will host Game 1 of the ALDS against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. (Image: Bob Levey/Getty)

ALDS Game 1: Astros Host White Sox in Battle of Overlooked Division Champs

In the final weeks of the regular season, the bulk of the baseball world’s attention shifted to the AL Wild Card race, with five teams fighting for two spots. Meanwhile, the Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox easily took care of business in their divisional races, quietly advancing to the […]

Kahleah Copper led the Chicago Sky to a Game 3 win over the Connecticut Sun in their WNBA semifinal series. (Image: Randy Belice/NBAE/Getty)

Top-Seeded Sun, Aces Face Elimination Games in WNBA Semifinals

Since the league implemented its current playoff format in 2016, no team that played a first-round game has ever made the WNBA Finals. But two upstarts stand just one game away from ending that streak, as the Phoenix Mercury and Chicago Sky each have 2-1 leads in their respective semifinal […]