John Reger

John Reger

Sports Betting  |  LAS VEGAS

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Journeyman journalist John Reger is in the Vegas sportsbooks chasing down the latest shift in the world of sports betting and all things odds-related. He previously worked as a sports writer for the Orange County Register in California and is the author of Wit and Wisdom of Golf (2001) and Quotable Wooden (2012), among other books.

Washington trounced Dallas 25-3 in the team’s first meeting in October, but whoever wins on Thanksgiving will take over sole possession of first place in the NFC East. (Image: AP)

Washington Dallas Thanksgiving Game Comes with a Side of First Place

If Washington and Dallas were in any other NFL division, they would be focusing on their draft plans. Instead, the two teams with losing records have a realistic chance to make the playoffs. The winner of Thursday’s game will take sole possession of first place in the NFC East. It […]

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert is the overwhelming favorite to win the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. (Image: AP)

Burrow’s Knee Injury Gives Herbert Leg Up on NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert is now the overwhelming favorite to win the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year after Cincinnati’s Joe Burrow suffered a season-ending knee injury on Sunday. The two quarterbacks were locked in a battle at sportsbooks for the postseason honor, but Burrow’s misfortune now gives […]

The NCAA announced a plan on Monday to have the 2021 men’s basketball tournament in one location, possibly Indianapolis. (City of San Antonio)

NCAA Seeks One Location for 2021 Men’s Basketball Tournament

Eight months after the bubble burst on the 2020 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, officials believe they’ve come up with a sane idea to protect next year’s March Madness from the coronavirus epidemic. College sports’ ruling body announced on Monday they are in discussions with Indianapolis city officials to play all […]

All-time winner Ken Jennings, right, was a favorite of Alex Trebek, and is the favorite to be the next Jeopardy! host. (Image: ABC)

Who Will be the Next Jeopardy Host? Betting Lines Open

With the tragic passing of long-time Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek from pancreatic cancer on Nov. 8, speculation has begun on who the next host will be. Oddsmakers believe former contestant Ken Jennings, the show’s all-time winningest player, will be chosen to replace Trebek. BetOnline has Jennings the favorite at +100, […]

New England’s Cam Newton might have been celebrating, but those that backed Baltimore in the NFL Week 10 game suffered a betting disaster. (Image: Getty)

NFL Week 10 Betting Recap: Heavily Backed Ravens, Browns Crush Gamblers

Gamblers were certain Baltimore and Cleveland would cover against teams with losing records in NFL Week 10 betting, but instead saw sub-500 New England and Houston destroy their dreams. Sportsbooks also won on Carolina, Green Bay, and Philadelphia. Baltimore faced New England in the Sunday night game and was hammered […]

Dustin Johnson has not finished worse than 10th at his last four Masters’ appearances, and at 9/1 is a great pick to win the major championship. (Image: Reuters)

One Bet, $100: Dustin Johnson Great Under Radar Masters Pick at 9/1

Pushed down the Masters headlines from Bryson DeChambeau’s muscles and Tiger Woods’ chances at repeating, is Dustin Johnson. The 36-year-old is playing like a major champion, and is flying under the radar. Johnson is 9/1 at several sportsbooks, behind 8/1 favorite DeChambeau, who many prognosticators have all but handed the […]

Bryson DeChambeau has brought a new power game to Augusta, and is the favorite to win the Masters at several sportsbooks. (Image: Getty)

Bryson DeChambeau Ready to Push Augusta National Around at Masters

Ever since Byson DeChambeau muscled his way to a US Open win nearly two months ago, there’s been speculation on whether the bulked up golfer will bully Augusta National at this week’s Masters. Oddsmakers certainly believe he will dominate the major championship: he’s the 8/1 favorite at William Hill, Ladbrokes, […]

After a strip sack by Miami’s Emmanuel Ogbah, teammate Shaq Lawson got the NFL Week 9 highlight by scooping up the loose ball and running in for a touchdown. (Image: CBS Sports)

NFL Week 9 Highlights: Baltimore’s Defense Shines, Miami’s Scores

It’s usually offenses that score, but the defenses for Baltimore and Miami each found their way into the end zone — and the highlight reel — in Week 9. Both scoring plays also paid off handsomely for bettors lucky enough to make a wager on the Ravens or Dolphins defense […]

Alabama quarterback Mac Jones is now the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy with odds of 5/4. (Image: USA Today Sports)

Trevor Lawrence Falls as Heisman Trophy Favorite, Mac Jones Now on Top

Clemson might be the favorite to win the national championship, but their quarterback Trevor Lawrence is no longer the top pick to win the Heisman Trophy. The junior, who had been the favorite to win college football’s highest honor, has slipped after missing last Saturday’s game due to a COVID-19 […]

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr stuck with short passes in the wind at Cleveland, as that game was the only one in NFL Week 8 betting that hit the under. (Image: AP)

NFL Week 8 Betting Recap: Winds of Change Fail Under Bettors

One of the most overrated factors the public uses when determining wagers is the weather, and that was proven again in NFL Week 8 betting. There were five games that saw the over/under drop four or more points after weather reports of heavy wind were forecast. Bettors started to hammer […]

After Chicago wider receiver Javon Wims sucker-punched New Orleans defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson a huge fight ensued in one of several NFL Week 8 highlights. (Image: USA Today Sports)

NFL Week 8 highlights: Mahomes TD Lob, Field Goal Exits Stage Left

NFL Week 8 saw Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes finding a new way to throw a touchdown pass and Las Vegas Raiders field goal kicker Daniel Carlson finding that the wind was definitely not his friend. There were also a couple of cheap-shot punches thrown by Chicago’s Javon Wims that […]