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.

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 […]

Boston College defensive back Brandon Sebastian had a fumble recovery for a 92-yard touchdown against Clemson, one of several College Football Week 9 highlights. (Image: AP)

College Football Week 9 Highlights: Long TDs Come in Many Forms

College football saw more long touchdowns scored in a variety of ways on Saturday. There were the usual long runs from scrimmage, but there were also two long fumble recoveries that were taken to the house, as well as a screen pass that hit pay dirt for Memphis receiver Tahj […]

Brad Keselowski is looking to make the Final Four of the NASCAR Cup Championship, and can do that with a victory at Martinsville. (Image: USA Today Sports)

One Bet, $100: Brad Keselowski Not Racing Safe at Martinsville

Sunday’s Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway is the last race before the NASCAR Cup Championship, and though Brad Keselowski likes his chance of advancing, he isn’t taking any chances. The Ford driver is currently third in the standings and would seem to be in a fairly safe position to advance […]

Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen has led the Bills to a 5-2 record and look to break the team’s seven-game losing streak to New England on Sunday at home. (Image: AP)

One Bet, $100: Bills Ready for Revenge Against New England

There was a time in recent years where you would never bet against New England when they face Buffalo. The Patriots have won the last seven meetings, and are 26-4 since 2003. Now, however, Buffalo is the better team in the AFC East. The Bills are 5-2, while New England […]

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are down the betting board to win the Masters, but both past champions believe they can contend at Augusta National next month. (Image: Getty)

Past Champions Woods, Mickelson Fighting Long Shot Tag at Masters

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have seven Masters titles between them, but neither one is considered a good bet to win this year’s tournament at Augusta National, which begins Nov. 12. Woods, who has five green jackets, is currently 25/1 to win the Masters, while Mickelson is at 80/1. Those […]

The Circa Sportsbook opened on Wednesday, and is billed as one of the largest facilities in the world. (Image: Tony Paul)

Circa Sportsbook Grand Opening: See Las Vegas’ New High-Tech Betting Palace

Circa Sportsbook opened Wednesday with the goal of being the biggest facility in the world, and owner Derek Stevens certainly believes he has accomplished that objective. The avid sports bettor has reinvented downtown Las Vegas with his new facility. The Circa Sportsbook spans three stories and has a 78-million pixel […]

Gamblers who want to wager beyond just the straight odds between who will win the presidency between Donald Trump and Joe Biden have a multitude of election prop bets to choose from at online sportsbooks. (Image: AP)

As Election Prop Bets Flourish, Political Wagers are No Sure Thing

The US Presidential race will be finished in a week, though it’s possible we’ll have to wait at least a little while to know who the winner is. In anticipation of an ongoing election battle, overseas sites like Bovada, BetOnline, and Ladbrokes are seeing brisk business on the US election, […]

The Kansas City-Denver game was expected to a low-scoring affair because of snow and cold temperatures, but it was one of the few games in NFL Week 7 that didn’t stay under the total. (Image: Getty)

NFL Week 7 Betting Recap: Has Time Expired to Bet Over Totals?

Over totals were heating up with gamblers in Week 7 betting, despite colder weather and sportsbooks adjusting lines. That didn’t deter bettors from hammering the over on Sunday. The Thursday game, and every Sunday contest at William Hill, saw the majority of tickets written backing the over. In the first […]

Indiana quarterback Michael Penix scored on a two-point conversion in overtime to upset No. 7 Penn State in college football Week 8. (Image: Getty)

College Football Week 8 Betting Recap: the Big 10’s Dramatic Return

The Big Ten Conference began its 2020 season last weekend and wasted no time in providing drama for fans and bettors alike. Saturday’s games included two big upsets when Rutgers stunned Michigan State 38-27, and No. 8 Penn State fell to Indiana, 36-35 in overtime. Rutgers, who was a 9.5-point […]

The New York Giants won last week against Washington, and are trying to make it two in a row when they face Philadelphia. (Image: USA Today Sports)

New York Can Make Giant Statement with Win Over Philadelphia

Four days ago, the New York Giants were winless. Now, however, they have the chance to grab a share of first place in the NFC East if they can get past the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday. Whichever team wins will be tied with Dallas for the most victories in the […]

The Dallas Cowboys have a 2-4 record and are in first place in the dreadful NFC East, which could set an NFL record for worst divisional record. (Image: USA Today Sports)

NFC (L)east on Track for Worst Divisional Record in NFL History

The NFC East was the laughing stock of the NFL last year when Philadelphia earned a playoff spot at 9-7. This season, however, the division may not only top 2019’s mediocrity, but post the worst divisional record in league history. The 2008 NFC West currently holds that dubious distinction. Arizona […]

Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond has led the Aggies to the No. 7 spot in the AP Top 25 College Football Poll. (Image: AP)

Texas A&M Climbs Back into AP’s Top 10

Texas A&M has seen more movement in the AP Top 25 College Football Poll than any other team this season, and the Aggies are again in a different spot than they were last week. After defeating Mississippi State, 28-14, on Saturday, Texas A&M climbed back into the top 10, moving […]