John Reger

LAS VEGAS -- John Reger covers sports betting at OG, with a personal interest in hockey, NASCAR, golf, and exotic prop bets. He previously worked as a sports writer for the Orange County Register and is the author of five books, including Wit and Wisdom of Golf (2001) and Quotable Wooden (2012). Known to hop on his Harley Davidson when the mood strikes, John is currently working on another book about his treks across the Mojave desert and elsewhere in the United States.

Caption One: Patrick Mahomes leads his contemporaries in two of four quarterback prop bets, including most touchdowns and most passing yards. (Image: Getty)

NFL Props: Patrick Mahomes, Drew Brees Lead QB Betting Boards

NFL prop bettors have to know their quarterbacks. There are four categories of QB-related bets — more than any other position — and a limited field of potential superstars capable of being tops for most passing yards, most touchdowns, highest passer rating, and, undesirably, most interceptions. Bovada, BetOnline, and Ladbrokes […]

Kyle Busch has a chance to tie some legendary racers in career Cup victories at Bristol Motor Speedway if he wins Saturday’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. (Image:

Kyle Busch Speeding Towards Bristol Motor Speedway Record Books

Kyle Busch will be trying to match some legendary drivers at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night by winning his ninth time at the racetrack. The 34-year-old is the favorite at the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. Busch is listed at Circa Sportsbook at 15/4, while at the Westgate […]

The Cleveland Browns had a joint practice twice this week with the Indianapolis Colts, and several fights broke out. (Image: Getty)

After Practice Altercations, Expect Physical Play Between Browns, Colts

Cleveland Browns coach Freddie Kitchens told his players not to back down from Indianapolis, and it should make the Browns Colts game a more physical affair. The team has been conducting joint practices this week, and Thursday saw no less than five skirmishes between players from the two teams. Jalen […]

Ryan Fitzpatrick will have the opportunity on Friday to show Miami coach Brian Flores he should be the starting quarterback. (Image: AP)

Three Games, More Questions, for Friday Week 2 NFL Preseason Games

NFL Preseason Week 2 rolls on Friday with three football games. Buffalo travels to Carolina, Miami is at Tampa Bay, and Chicago goes to MetLife Stadium to face the New York Giants. With this the second full week of the preseason, we should see more time from starters, though Giants’ […]

It’s been a rough season for Jimmie Johnson, and it continued last Sunday at Michigan when he crashed into the wall and damaged his car. (Image:

Jimmie Johnson Crashing Towards Playoff Ouster

There is never a good time to crash, but Jimmie Johnson picked one of the worst moments to wreck his No. 48 Chevrolet. The 43-year-old was just 15 laps into the Consumers Energy 400 when he hit the wall in Turn 2. The crash didn’t knock him out of the […]

Harold Varner’s tie for third last week at the Northern Trust moved him from No. 102 to 29th in the FedEx Cup standings. (Image: AP)

Golfers Driving Towards Finish Line at BMW Championship

Some golfers are trying to play well enough at this week’s BMW Championship to advance to the Tour Championship. Others, however, others are already thinking about the season-ending tournament. It’s almost two tournaments in one. You have a group of golfers that are outside the top 30 that will be […]

Antonio Brown apparently isn’t going to make good on his threat to retire if he can’t wear his old helmet. (Image: USA Today Sports)

NFL Tells Oakland’s Antonio Brown to Retire Old Helmet

It didn’t take long for the NFL to tell Raiders receiver Antonio Brown what he could do with his old helmet. League officials informed Brown that he would not be allowed to use his old headgear and would be required to pick a league-approved model. Brown had threatened on Friday […]

Pittsburgh linebacker Devin Bush made a big impression on coaches after his performance Friday against Tampa Bay. (Image: USA Today Sports)

NFL Preseason Week 1 Produces Plenty of Winners, Losers

NFL Preseason Week 1 ended on Saturday, and there were plenty of winners and losers. Some were expected while there were a couple of surprises. One of the biggest stunners was the play of Dallas Cowboy rookie Tony Pollard. He was going to have to step up with Ezekiel Elliott […]

Antonio Brown’s short tenure with the Oakland Raiders has included sitting out of training camp because of possible frostbite, and filing a grievance with the league of new helmets he doesn’t want to wear. (Image: Kirby Lee)

Antonio Brown Proving to be Real Head Case over Helmet

It appears Antonio Brown has problems from his head down to his toes. The Oakland Raiders wide receiver apparently has informed team officials that, unless he gets to wear his old helmet, he will not play, according to ESPN. The 31-year-old, who has been out with possible frostbite on his […]

San Francisco defensive lineman Nick Bosa, who was the No. 2 pick in the draft, suffered an ankle injury and might not return until after preseason. (Image: Getty)

San Francisco Loses Rookie Sensation Nick Bosa to Ankle Injury

The San Francisco 49ers have had their share of injuries during training camp, and now they have lost their first-round draft pick, Nick Bosa. The Ohio State defensive end, who was the second pick in the 2019 NFL Draft suffered an ankle sprain. General manager John Lynch went on KNBR […]

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff won’t play in the team’s first preseason game, but already has the team in mid-season form. (Image: Getty)

Three Saturday Games Provide Climax to Week 2 of NFL Preseason

Three NFL preseason games are on the schedule for Saturday, with Los Angeles Rams at Oakland, Cincinnati at Kansas City, and San Francisco at Dallas. The games will conclude the first full week of preseason contests. The first match up, Los Angeles Rams and Oakland, is a rivalry game. The […]