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.

Gronkowski, named after Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, was pulled from the Kentucky Derby because of an infection. (Image: Getty)

Gronkowski (the Horse) Will Not Race in Kentucky Derby Due to Infection

Gronkowski, named after New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, is out of the Kentucky Derby after suffering an infection. Trainer Jeremy Noseda made the decision on Monday to not send the 3-year-old colt to Churchill Downs from where he was training in England. “We’ve had a minor setback and […]

The first-round playoff series between Toronto and Washington is a lot more competitive, and scrappier, than oddsmakers thought it would be.  (Image: USA Today Sports)

Eastern Conference Favorites Struggle in First Round of NBA Playoffs

Three teams expected to battle it out for the NBA Eastern Conference Championship are experiencing first-round skirmishes much more difficult than they expected. Instead of bowling over their opponents, Toronto, Cleveland, and Boston are all tied 2-2 in their best-of-seven series with teams they were heavily favored to defeat. Instead […]

The Boston Bruins are hoping they can close out the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday and advance to the second round. (Image: AP)

Second Round of NHL Playoffs Taking Shape as Four More Teams Advance

The San Jose Sharks and Vegas Golden Knights were able to rest up after breezing through their first-round in the NHL playoffs — unable to play each other in round two until after the 14 remaining teams finished their best-of-seven series. By the end of the weekend, four teams had advanced, and […]

Alabama and Georgia met in the National Championship game in 2018, and are expected to be two of the top college football teams this season. (Image: Getty)

Alabama, Georgia Pegged to Win 10-Plus College Football Games in 2018

They were the top two teams in the South Eastern Conference last season and oddsmakers believe Alabama and Georgia will have similar success in college football in 2018. BetDSI has set the over/under line for both teams at 10.5 victories. Alabama is -130 to hit the over, while a +100 […]

Boxer Manny Pacquiao split from legendary trainer Freddie Roach then seemed to change his mind. (Image: Getty)

Manny Pacquiao Back-Pedals After Firing Trainer Freddie Roach

After 16 years and 34 fights, Manny Pacquiao decided he needed a new trainer. The welterweight made it official on Saturday, firing longtime corner manFreddie Roach, then four days later appeared to change his mind. In a press release four days ago talking about his July 15 fight against Lucas […]

The Los Angeles Rams made upgrades to both their offense and defense are should be playoff contenders again. (Image: Getty)

Early 2018 NFL Betting Odds Raise Many Questions in Run-Up to Draft

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook and internet sites wasted no time setting odds for the 2018 NFL season. The league announced its schedule on Thursday, and oddsmakers were publishing lines for the first week of the season shortly afterward. Jeff Sherman at the Westgate hit Twitter midafternoon with his employer’s […]

Bryan Price was fired Wednesday as manager of the Cincinnati Reds. (Image: USA Today Sports)

Price Not Right: Cincinnati Reds Manager Fired After 18 Games

Rumors about Cincinnati Manger Bryan Price losing his job had been bandied about for the past three years, and Wednesday they finally came true. After four seasons with the worst winning percentage in baseball, .419, the club finally fired their skipper — before the end of the first month of […]

Germany No. 1 in FIFA Poll, But World Cup Odds Leaning Toward Brazil

FIFA might believe that defending World Cup Champion Germany is No. 1, but sportsbooks have their doubts. Oddsmakers have tightened up the line for Germany and at most places they are now tied with Brazil to win. Most internet sportsbooks have both sides at 9/2 to win the 2018 World […]

Bombers Off Tee Should Rule at Valero Texas Open

Grip it and rip it will be the mantra of PGA Tour players this week at the Valero Texas Open. At 7,435 yards, the course at TPC San Antonio is one of the longest on tour, so those who can crush their drives should have an advantage. Just don’t tell that […]

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is one of several star players rumored to be on the trading block. (Image: Getty)

Could NFL Superstars End Up Being Traded in Offseason?

Could NFL marquee players Rob Gronkowski and Odell Beckham Jr. be traded in the offseason? BetDSI believes it is a possibility and has posted odds on several athletes getting dealt to new squads. There have been several high-profile players traded this year. The first was Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith […]

Buck Showalter of the Baltimore Orioles is a favorite to be the first baseball manager to be fired this season. (Image: Wikipedia)

Buck Showalter Could Be First Baseball Manager Fired

It’s only the second week of the season so it’s seems like a perfectly appropriate time to talk about which baseball manager will be the first to be fired. Bovada has put together the prop bet on which skipper will be first to be shown the door. The favorite is […]