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.

Jim Furyk has won two straight PGA Tour Champions events, and could be the first to win three in a row if he captures the SAS Championship. (Image: Getty)

Furyk Gunning for Historic Third Straight Win at SAS Championship

The SAS Championship at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, North Carolina is the first tournament on the PGA Tour Champions since Sept. 20, and no one is more anxious to get on the golf course than Jim Furyk. The senior rookie has dominated the PGA Tour Champions, winning both events […]

Two NFL quarterbacks, Washington’s Dwayne Haskins, and Sam Darnold of the New York Jets, are not playing this Sunday, but for two different reasons. (Image: Getty)

NFL: Quarterback Drama as Haskins Benched, Darnold Hurt

Two NFL quarterbacks won’t be behind center on Sunday, but for different reasons. Washington’s Dwayne Haskins was benched and the New York Jets’ Sam Darnold is hurt. News of both quarterback’s fate was announced by their respective head coaches on Wednesday. Haskins, who was +550 to be the first NFL […]

Nelly Korda is the favorite to win the Women’s PGA Championship this week at Aronimink Golf Club in Newton Square, Pennsylvania.  (Image: The Desert Sun)

One Bet, $100: Nelly Korda Peaking at Perfect Time for First Major

Nelly Korda is the favorite to win the Women’s PGA Championship, but with odds at 9/1, it makes the 22-year-old a desirable pick for the major championship. Korda might get bet down, however, because of the attractive odds for her to win at Aronimink Golf Club in Newton Square, Pennsylvania. […]

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Will First-Time Major Winners Streak Continue at Women’s PGA Championship?

The Women’s PGA Championship begins on Thursday and Nelly Korda will try and continue the trend of first-time major championship winners. Korda is the 9/1 favorite to win her first major championship at Aronimink Golf Club in Newton Square, Pennsylvania. Brooke Henderson is the second pick to win the Women’s […]

Tom Brady has Tampa Bay clicking and they travel to face the Chicago Bears on Thursday night. (Image: AP)

Buccaneers Look to Deliver Bad News to Bears

Week 5 of the NFL kicks off with the Thursday night game featuring the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Chicago Bears. The Bucs are favored by 4.5 points, and the over/under is 43.5. Can Chicago bounce back after losing its first game of the season last Sunday to Indianapolis? Tom […]

After its second upset in as many weeks, Oklahoma fell out of the AP Top 25 Poll for the first time since 2016. (Image: AP)

Oklahoma Falls Out of AP Top 25

For the first time since September 2016, Oklahoma isn’t in the AP Top 25 Football Poll. The Sooners suffered their second consecutive upset, tumbling out of the first 25 spots in the Week 6 poll. Oklahoma is one of five teams that dropped out of the AP Top 25 Football […]

Houston head coach Bill O’Brien was the first NFL coach fired when the Texans let him go on Monday. (Image: Getty)

Houston’s Bill O’Brien First NFL Coach Fired, Who’s Next?

Houston Texans general manager Bill O’Brien didn’t fire head coach Bill O’Brien, believing he had another lifeline. Texans chairman and CEO Cal McNair disagreed, and fired O’Brien from both positions on Monday after six years with the organization. O’Brien was reportedly on thin ice after trading All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre […]

A parlay card had won four football games in NFL Week 4 betting, but LeBron James and the Lakers killed the card when the team couldn’t cover the first half spread against Miami Heat. (Image: Getty)

NFL Week 4 Betting Recap: Lakers Sink $100,000 Parlay Card

Cross betting with other sports is popular, but one gambler in NFL Week 4 found out he should have stuck with football for his betting. The unidentified BetMGM customer put down $100,000 to win 598,709.15 on a five-team parlay card. They parlays were all moneyline bets. The first four were […]

College Football Week 5 betting saw Lincoln Riley try to explain how his Oklahoma Sooners got upset by Iowa State. (Image: YouTube)

College Football Week 5 Betting Recap: Gamblers Take Bath on Upsets

Gamblers usually take a hit when there are one or two upsets in college football, but College Football Week 5 betting was Armageddon for punters. Four ranked teams suffered upsets, and the public backed three of those losing teams heavily. The biggest hit for the bettors came from Oklahoma. A […]

One of the best NFL Week 4 highlights was San Francisco wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk scoring after hurdling Marcus Epps. (Image: Fox Sports)

NFL Week 4 Highlights: High Jumps, Trick Plays, and Trash Talking

The NFL Week 4 highlights had it all on Sunday. There was a wide receiver pass for a touchdown, a quarterback who looked like a tight end blocking, and an animated pick-six interception on a legend of the game. There was also Indianapolis quarterback Philip Rivers trash-talking an opponent, and […]

The interception by Alabama cornerback Daniel Wright was one of several college football highlights during Week 5. (Image: Getty)

College Football Week 5 Highlights: Crazy Block, Iffy TD Call, Great INT

College football’s Week 5 highlights were filled with more than just long touchdown passes. In fact, passes didn’t even make this week’s highlight reel. Here’s a look at some of the week’s biggest plays, including an offensive lineman who made an incredible block, an interception that defied gravity, and what […]

Team Penske drivers, Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano all have multiple victories at Talladega Superspeedway. (Image: Getty)

One Bet, $100: Team Penske Will Continue Talladega Success

Team Penske has been dominant at Talladega Superspeedway over the last six races, with four victories. It is a trend that is hard to overlook, and I believe will continue on Sunday at the YellaWood 500. That is why with this week’s One Bet, $100, I am going to take […]

Though Ryan Blaney is out of the NASCAR Cup Playoffs, he is a 10/1 favorite to win the YellaWood 500 at Talladega on Sunday, after winning their earlier in the year. (Image: Getty)

Ford Drivers Racing Past Competition at YellaWood 500

As fickle as superspeedways can be, Fords have had a strong record at Talladega, and it is no surprise that Ryan Blaney is the favorite to win Sunday’s YellaWood 500. The Ford driver won the last two races at the famed racetrack in Lincoln, Alabama, including the playoff race in […]

Despite being a double-digit point-spread favorite, Washington’s defense could give Baltimore trouble in NFL Week 4.  (Image: Getty)

NFL Week 4: Ravens, Rams Dubious About Double-Digit Point Spreads

NFL Week 4 is the first time this season there have been two games with double-digit point spreads, and only the third with a spread of 10 or more. Last week Indianapolis was a 12.5-point pick over the New York Jets, and covered easily, 36-7. Baltimore has the highest point […]

The North Carolina defense should hold Boston College down, thus making the first score under of 27.5 possible. (Image: Getty)

One Bet, $100: North Carolina, Boston College Late Bloomers

North Carolina and Boston College have been slow starters in the beginning of the 2020 college football season. Both teams have managed to score just seven points in the first half of the games they have played. That is why with this week’s One Bet, $100, I am going to […]

New York Jets’ Sam Darnold is having a rough season so far, but Adam Gase he is not going to bench his quarterback any time soon. (Image: AP)

Splinter Watch 2020: Which NFL QB Gets Benched Next?

This is the time of year when NFL head coaches who are trying to save their jobs begin to panic, and bench their quarterback as a last-ditch measure to stay employed. Chicago’s Mitch Trubisky was the first QB to lose his starting job this season. BetOnline has put out a […]