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.

NFL Week 6 betting saw Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers guide his team back from a 21-0 deficit to beat Cincinnati on Sunday. (Image: Getty)

NFL Week 6 Betting Recap: Comebacks from Bucs and Colts Sink Gamblers

Gamblers know their bets are always alive until the end, but two Week 6 games truly epitomized the mantra that it’s never over until it’s over. Cincinnati and Green Bay each had double-digit leads over their opponents, Indianapolis and Tampa Bay, only to lose after two impressive comebacks. The first […]

Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford used a side arm method to deliver one of his passes in one of many NFL Week 6 highlights. (Image: Getty)

NFL Week 6 Highlights: Eman Ogbah Chest Bump Fail, Matt Stafford Sidearm Special

NFL Week 6 saw quarterbacks succeeding with both their arms and their legs, and an assistant coach who might think twice before chest-bumping with his much bigger player. The quarterbacks — Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson and Detroit’s Matthew Stafford — made plays that illustrated their specific skill sets. Jackson beat defenders […]

Defensive lineman Nyles Pinckney celebrates after scoring a touchdown in in of College Football Week 7 highlights. (Image: USA Today Sports)

College Football Week 7 Highlights: Big Man Scores, Amazing Catches

Week 7 of college football produced some amazing highlights, including a 300-pound defensive tackle doing his best William “the Refrigerator” Perry impersonation. It was pretty appropriate since Clemson’s Nyles Pinckney did it at Perry’s alma mater. More conventional offensive players chipped in some highlights as well. BYU’s wide receiver Dax […]

Tennessee got manhandled by Georgia last week, but is facing an inferior Kentucky team and should be able to bounce back. (Image: USA Today Sports)

One Bet, $100: Tennessee will Bounce Back Against Kentucky

Tennessee hosting Kentucky might just be what the Volunteers need on Saturday after a demoralizing loss a week ago. The Volunteers got hammered last week by Georgia, 44-21, and the Wildcats are going to face an upset group of Tennessee football players. That, along with a couple of other factors […]

Matthew Wolff has finished second in his last two events and is 18/1 to win this week’s CJ Cup at Shadow Creek Golf Club in Las Vegas. (Image: Getty)

One Bet, $100: Splitting for Safety at Unknown CJ Cup Shadow Creek

Handicapping a golf tournament is tough enough, but it’s made even more difficult with a new course like at this week’s CJ Cup at Shadow Creek Golf Club. The exclusive resort course in Las Vegas is subbing this year for the CJ Cup’s usual locale, Nine Bridges in JeJu Island, […]

Dustin Johnson was the favorite to win the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek Golf Club in Las Vegas, but had to withdraw after testing positive for coronavirus. (Image: Getty)

Coronavirus Forces CJ Cup Favorite Dustin Johnson to Withdraw

Las Vegas hosts its second consecutive PGA Tour event this week as the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek Golf Club is set to start on Thursday. The tournament was moved from Nine Bridges Golf Club in JeJu Island, South Korea, for a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dustin Johnson […]

Quarterback Dak Prescott was carted off the field after a gruesome ankle injury that ended his season, and maybe Dallas’ chances to win the Super Bowl. (Image: AP)

Dak Prescott Injury Drops Dallas Super Bowl Odds

Quarterback Dak Prescott is done for the year and oddmakers believe so too are the chances the Dallas Cowboys will win the Super Bowl. Several sportsbooks adjusted the lines for Dallas to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy, and they’re not optimistic about the Cowboys. Prescott suffered a compound fracture and […]

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron blamed poor defense for the team’s loss and subsequent fall out of the AP Top 25 Poll. (Image: AP)

LSU Joins Oklahoma in Falling Out of AP Top 25 Poll

Defending National Champion LSU became the second team to fall out of the AP Top 25 Poll. The Tigers are the first defending champion to fall out of the AP Top 25 Poll since Auburn in 2011. They had been ranked in 43 straight polls, dating to Nov. 5, 2017, […]

NFL Week 5 betting was highlighted by Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr leading the Raiders over Kansas City. (Image: Getty)

NFL Week 5 Betting Recap: Raiders Get Little Love From Gamblers

Las Vegas residents have embraced their new silver-and-black home team, but gamblers? Not so much, especially in NFL Week 5 betting. The sportsbooks were the big winners on Sunday, after the Las Vegas Raiders upset the Super Bowl-favorite Kansas City Chiefs. William Hill reported 60% of the tickets on the […]

The best of the NFL Week 5 highlights was when Washington quarterback Alex Smith returned to the field after two years. (Image: Getty)

NFL Week 5 Highlights: Alex Smith Returns, Bad Spike, Crazy Dance

Arguably, the best highlight of Week 5 in the NFL wasn’t an impressive touchdown catch or a gravity-defying throw, but the simple act of a player trotting on the field. The Washington Football Team’s quarterback, Alex Smith, returned to the action for the first time since a horrific leg injury […]

Oklahoma celebrates its 53-45 victory over Texas in four overtimes and provided several highlights in College Football Week 6. (Image: NCAA)

College Football Week 6 Highlights: Crazy Call, High Snap, Missed FG

College Football Week 6 highlights included a television announcer going berserk, a high snap from a center, and a questionable call from the referees. Those, along with a missed field goal that cost a team the game, and a four-overtime contest that looked like it would never end, were some […]

Martin Truex Jr. has had success at road courses, and should challenge for the win at the Roval 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (Image: Getty)

One Bet, $100: Don’t Sleep on Martin Truex Jr. at Roval 400

All the talk has been how Chase Elliott is so dominant on road courses and will win the Roval 400, but Martin Truex Jr. should not be ignored. Yes, Elliott is the defending champion at the Roval 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and has won three straight road course events. […]

Chase Elliott has had tremendous success at road courses, and is the 7/2 favorite to win the Roval 400 on Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (Image: AP)

Race for Eight Concludes at Sunday’s Roval 400 at Charlotte

The last race in the NASCAR Cup Playoffs is Sunday at the Roval 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The 12 remaining drivers in the Cup playoffs will be trimmed to eight after Sunday’s race on the 2.28-mile, 17-turn layout. Chase Elliott has dominated road courses and is the 7/2 favorite […]

Carolina Teddy Bridgewater should lead the Panthers over Atlanta on the road on Sunday. (Image: USA Today Sports)

One Bet: $100: Carolina Atlanta Moneyline Head Scratching

At first glance the moneyline and point spread on the Carolina Atlanta game makes no sense at all. Atlanta is a 2.5-point favorite over the Panthers on Sunday, despite being winless. I am not sure if this is a sucker line or not, but I’ll bite. I have so much […]

Tennessee is going to try and defeat Georgia for the first time since 2016. (Image: Getty)

One Bet, $100: Georgia Will Be Too Much for Tennessee

In the SEC Game of the Week, No. 14 Tennessee will travel to Sanford Stadium to take on No. 3 Georgia. The Volunteers last defeated the Bulldogs on the road in 2016 when they were ranked No. 11 in the AP Top 25 Poll. This game will come down to […]

College Football Week 6 features Miami taking on No. 1 Clemson, a battle of two undefeated teams.  (Image: Miami Herald)

College Football Week 6 Preview: Can Miami Upset No. 1 Clemson?

The week’s top college football game pits No. 1 Clemson, a school that’s comfortable in marquee contests, against No. 7 Miami, a school that used to be comfortable in those situations. Clemson has been one of the top-ranked teams over the past five years, losing just five games since 2015. […]

New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore tested positive for coronavirus and he, along with other players, forced two NFL games to be rescheduled. (Image: Getty)

NFL: Two Games Rescheduled Due to COVID-19

Two Week 5 NFL games have been rescheduled from Sunday to early next week because of COVID-19 concerns the league announced Thursday. The Denver Broncos at New England Patriots will now be played Monday, while the Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans will be played on Tuesday. The Patriots and Titans […]