John Reger

John Reger

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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.

Kansas City safety Tyrann Mathieu said the team has concerns about its defense when it hosts Houston on Thursday night. (Image: Kansas City Star)

Kansas City Tackling Defensive Issues With Houston in NFL Opener

To say that Kansas City defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo is a little concerned about how his defense will play against Houston on Thursday night could be an understatement. With no preseason games and very little serious contact in practice, Spagnuolo is slightly anxious about the first game of the 2020 […]

Defending Champ Jin Young Ko Skipping ANA Inspiration

Defending Champ Jin Young Ko Skipping ANA Inspiration

The LPGA is hosting its second major championship of the season with the ANA Inspiration, which begins Thursday at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California. The defending champion is Jin Young Ko, but the major winner won’t be in the Southern California desert to defend her title. Ko […]

Two-time US Open Andy North, left, hosts the Sanford Invitational, and said he is excited fans will finally be at a PGA Tour event. (Image: Argus Leader)

Sanford International First PGA Tour Event with Fans in Attendance

For the first time since golf returned from postponing its season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be fans in attendance at a PGA Tour event. It won’t be on the main stage of professional golf, however. Golf fans will be in allowed at the PGA Tour Champions event. […]

Kevin Harvick won the Cook Out Southern 500 on Sunday, and is one of the favorites for Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway. (Image: Getty)

Kevin Harvick, Alex Bowman Gain Momentum Heading into Richmond

Kevin Harvick fired the first shot in the NASCAR Playoffs by winning the Cook Out Southern 500 on Sunday, and is now one of the favorites to win this Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway. Harvick was a +270 favorite at Ladbrokes for the Cook Out Southern 500, […]

Adrian Peterson was one of several players that found a new NFL team, when the former Washington running back signed with Detroit. (Image:

Clowney, Peterson Find Different Routes to New NFL Teams

It took edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney about four months to find a new NFL team, while running back Adrian Peterson was signed in two days. They, along with some other key players, found new NFL teams while other high-profile players are still waiting for a phone call. Clowney found a […]

Kevin Harvick, left, and Denny Hamlin are the favorites to win Sunday’s Cook Out Southern 500. (Image: AP)

Cook Out Southern 500 Gives NASCAR Drivers Taste of Playoffs

The NASCAR Cup Playoffs begin on Sunday at the Cook Out Southern 500, and the same drivers who are the favorites to win the Cup Championship are top picks at Darlington Raceway. Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick are the two top choices to win. Hamlin is the favorite at William […]

Mitchell Trubisky, right, was named the Chicago Bears starting quarterback over Nick Foles, while Cam Newton won the job in New England.

Mitchell Trubisky, Cam Newton named Chicago, New England Starters

The Chicago Bears announced Mitchell Trubisky will be their starting quarterback, while Cam Newton was named Tom Brady’s replacement in New England. Trubisky was locked in a battle with Nick Foles for the starting job, while Newton was battling Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer for the position. Trubisky had a […]

Memphis quarterback Brady White returns for the Tigers, who face Arkansas State on Saturday. (Image: Getty)

One Bet, $100: Jumping at Arkansas State-Memphis Over/Under Increase

College football, I’ve missed you so, and I don’t even care that I’m focused on Arkansas State facing Memphis. It’s football, and for me, that represents a chance to follow up on last season’s successful betting campaign. For the first installment of this year’s One Bet, $100, I’m taking the […]

William Byron won the last regular season race at Daytona, and is a longshot that could win the NASCAR Cup Series Championship. (Image: Getty)

Can Long Shot Win NASCAR Cup Series Championship?

Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin have firmly established themselves as the favorites to win the NASCAR Cup Series Championship, but who are the long shots with a chance to upset them? There are several, if you ask the drivers. Even though Harvick is at 2/1 odds and Hamlin is at […]

Xander Schauffele has a strong record at the Tour Championship, and should be near the top of the leaderboard again this year. (Image: USA Today Sports)

One Bet, $100: My Desperate Play for a Tour Championship Win

The premise of this column is to take $100 and make one bet, but for the Tour Championship, I’m mixing things up and trying something new. Desperate times call for drastic measures. That’s why with this week’s One Bet, $100, I’m making four $25 bets on who I think will […]

Justin Thomas starts with seven strokes at the Tour Championship and is at 5/1 to win. (Image: Getty)

Golfers Need Stroke of Luck to Catch Favorites at Tour Championship

The Tour Championship provides two betting options for gamblers this week in the PGA Tour’s season-ending event. The FedEx Cup Playoffs uses a points system throughout the year, and the leader is awarded a large advantage going into the Tour Championship. Dustin Johnson comes into the tournament, which begins Friday […]

Central Arkansas is playing its second college football game in five days, while many programs won’t see the field for another week. (Image: UCA Athletics)

Central Arkansas, UAB Kick Off Thursday College Football Doubleheader

While most college football teams aren’t beginning their seasons until next week — if they’re doing so at all — Central Arkansas will be preparing for its second game of the season. The Bears are visiting the University of Alabama at Birmingham in one of two games scheduled for Thursday […]

The Zozo Championship is one of two PGA Tour Asian tournaments that is moving to the US next season because of the COVID-19 global pandemic. (Image: Reuters)

Zozo Championship Moves to California, HSBC Canceled

The remaining two PGA Tour Asian tournaments learned their fates on Tuesday, with the Zozo Championship coming to California, and the HSBC Champions being canceled. Those two events, along with the CJ Cup, made up an early part of the 2020-2021 schedule. Ty Votaw, PGA Tour executive vice president of […]

Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm are the favorites for the Tour Championship, but there are plenty of prop bets to wager on. (Image: Getty)

Tour Championship Prop Bets Could Offer Value for Savvy Bettors

With the odds on Tour Championship favorites Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm so low as to provide negligible returns, prop bets might be a better option for gamblers looking to wager on the season-ending event. There are several Tour Championship prop bets at this week’s event at East Lake Golf […]

The Jacksonville Jaguars waived running back Leonard Fournette on Monday and Bovada posted odds on his new team. (Image: AP)

Chicago, New England Favorites to be Leonard Fournette’s New Team

Now that the Jacksonville Jaguars have waived running back Leonard Fournette, the question becomes, who will his new team be? The former No. 4 overall 2017 draft pick apparently wore out his welcome with the organization, who cut him loose on Monday. Bovada quickly put out a prop bet on […]

Trevor Lawrence is the 2/1 favorite to win the 2020 Heisman Trophy award. (Image: AP)

Can Trevor Lawrence Run Away with the Heisman Trophy?

When this season’s Heisman Trophy odds were released in May, Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields were the clear favorites to win. Lawrence, a quarterback for No. 1 Clemson was at 3/1, while Fields, Ohio State’s quarterback, was at 4/1. Now, with the Big 10 suspending its college football season because […]

Kevin Harvick is the favorite to win the NASCAR Cup Championship, which begins Sunday at the Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. (Image: Getty)

Harvick, Hamlin Top Picks to Win NASCAR Cup Championship

The field of 16 is set for the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs and the odds have shifted considerably on which driver is likely to win the Championship. Martin Truex Jr. was the top pick at 5/1 when the Westgate posted its opening odds on Nov. 19, 2019. Kyle Busch and […]

Tiger Woods will miss the Tour Championship for the second consecutive year after a poor performance at the BMW Championship. (Image: Getty)

Tiger Woods Misses Tour Championship for Second Straight Year

It was another disappointing finish in the FedEx Cup Playoffs for Tiger Woods, as the golfer will miss the Tour Championship for the second consecutive year. Woods needed to finish in the top 5 to move onto East Lake for next week’s Tour Championship. He was listed before the tournament […]

Jimmie Johnson saw his chance to make the NASCAR Playoffs end on Saturday when he was involved in a crash at Daytona and finished 17th. (Image: Getty)

Jimmie Johnson’s NASCAR Playoff Hopes Come Crashing Down at Daytona

Jimmie Johnson won’t be in the NASCAR Playoffs for the second straight year after finishing 17th on Saturday at the Coke Zero Sugar 400. Johnson was involved in a crash at Daytona International Speedway near the end of the regular-season finale, ending any hope he had of making the postseason. […]