John Reger

John Reger

Sports Betting  |  LAS VEGAS

Muck Rack profile

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.

The College Football National Championship game on Monday features Alabama and Ohio State, both of whom have potent offenses. (Image: USA Today Sports)

One Bet, $100: Points Probably Plentiful in National Championship Game

Offense, offense, and more offense should be prevalent in Monday’s College Football National Championship game, as both Alabama and Ohio State love to score. This contest between the Crimson Tide and the Buckeyes has all the makings of a shootout. That’s why, with this week’s One Bet, $100, I’m taking […]

Chase Young and the rest of the defensive lineman for Washington will be a key to an upset over Tampa Bay on Saturday. (Image: Getty)

One Bet, $100: War in Trenches Will Decide Tampa Bay-Washington

The old saying of football games are won in the trenches couldn’t be more true with the Tampa Bay-Washington Wild Card game on Saturday. Whoever controls the line of scrimmage in this contest should advance to the next round of the NFL Playoffs. That is why with this week’s One […]

Los Angeles Chargers’ Anthony Lynn was one of three head coaches fired on the NFL’s Black Monday. (Image: AP)

The Ax Falls: Black Monday Body Count of NFL Coaches

Three head coaches were the victims of NFL’s Black Monday, as the LA Chargers’ Anthony Lynn, the NY Jets’ Adam Gase, and Jacksonville’s Doug Marrone all found themselves out of a job. Two other rumored firings, Philadelphia’s Doug Pederson and Cincinnati’s Zak Taylor, had yet to materialize. The NFL’s Black […]

The LA Rams faced the Seattle Seahawks twice this year, and the two will play each other NFL Wild Card Weekend. (Image: Getty)

Bettors Take Wait and See Attitude on NFL Wild-Card Weekend Odds

When the NFL odds for Wild-Card Weekend were released late Sunday, the betting public decided to hold off on hammering any of the 12 teams playing in the first round of the playoffs. Of the six games, the largest line movement was a half-point on two games. The Seattle Seahawks […]

Soccer player Raul Bobadilla of Paraguay faces suspension after cameras caught him partially exposing his penis after scoring a goal. (Image: Getty)

Paraguayan Soccer Player Faces Ban after Partial Penis Exposure

A Paraguayan soccer player literally got caught with his pants down during a recent match, where he may have partially exposed his genitalia after celebrating a goal. Guarani striker Raul Bobadilla scored late in the game to give his club a 3-2 aggregate victory over Libertad last week. He then […]

The Indianapolis Colts loss to Pittsburgh made the NFL Playoff picture a little more cloudy, since they now need help to make the postseason. (Image: Indianapolis Star)

NFL Playoff Picture: Who’s In, Who’s Out, Who Needs Help

With one week remaining in the regular season, the NFL playoff picture is coming into focus. The biggest losers were the Las Vegas Raiders, who played themselves out of a postseason spot, and the Indianapolis Colts, who could have secured one of the seven spots in the AFC, but are […]

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts could be just as damaging to the Dallas Cowboys with his legs as with his arms. (Image: USA Today Sports)

One Bet, $100: Philadelphia Will Get Season Sweep Against Depleted Dallas

The first meeting between Philadelphia and Dallas nearly two months ago went decisively in favor of the Eagles, 23-9, and there is no reason Sunday’s game shouldn’t be a repeat of that contest. That is why with this week’s One Bet, $100 and I going to take Philadelphia and give […]

Alabama has been covering spreads easily most of the year, and Saturday’s SEC Championship game against Florida should be no different. (Image: USA Today Sports)

One Bet, $100: Alabama Should Crush Florida, Win SEC Championship

Alabama is the No. 1 team in the country and will show how dominant they are this weekend against Florida in the SEC Championship game. The Crimson Tide is favored by 17 points, and that might not be enough. That’s why with this week’s One Bet, $100, I’m backing Alabama […]

Clemson and Notre Dame is one of 10 college football conference championship games set for this weekend. (Image: USA Today Sports)

Conference Championship Games Create College Football Playoff Friction

Ten college football conference championship games are scheduled for this weekend, including the Power 5 conferences. The odds haven’t moved much since they opened Sunday night, but there are plenty of College Football Playoff implications with some of the games. Undefeated and No. 1-ranked Alabama will face No. 11 Florida […]

Washington has led a resurgence in the NFC East, where they and Dallas, Philadelphia and the New York Giants have improved greatly. (Image: USA Today Sports)

NFL’s NFC (L)East Teams Going from Futile to Fruitful 

All of sudden, the NFC East isn’t such a joke anymore. The weakest division in the NFL is still bad, but the four teams are nowhere near as awful as they were after the first six weeks of the season. Washington, Dallas, Philadelphia, and the New York Giants have all […]

Kansas City wide receiver Tyreek Hill made an incredible catch in the end zone on Sunday, but didn’t think he made the play. (Image: Getty)

NFL Week 13 Highlights: Tyreek Hill Makes Incredible TD Catch, No One Notices

Fans are getting a bit jaded about spectacular catches from wide receivers, but NFL Week 13 had several highlights from star pass catchers, and one unlikely receiver. Kansas City All-Pro Tyreek Hill headlines this week’s highlights afer making one of the most fantastic receptions of the year in the team’s […]

Notre Dame punt returner Matt Salerno was the victim of a vicious hit in College Football Week 14 highlights. (Image: Rick Kimball/ISD)

College Football Week 14 Highlights: Brutal Hits, Beautiful TDs

Football is a fierce sport, and there were certainly a couple of highlights in Week 14 that showed how brutal it can be. We had one of the most vicious hits of the year on a Notre Dame punt returner. Even the refs weren’t safe, as one was the inadvertent […]