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.

William Byron won his first Cup Series race at the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday. (Image: Getty)

William Byron Punches Ticket to Playoffs with Coke Zero Sugar 400 Win

William Byron entered Saturday’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 as the last driver with a legitimate chance to reach the NASCAR Playoffs. He took away any doubt of making the postseason by winning the final race of the regular season at Daytona International Speedway. The victory, the first Cup Series win […]

Matt DiBenedetto is the 15th spot of the NASCAR Playoffs, but knows that several drivers will be trying to knock him out of the postseason.  (Image: Getty)

Bubble Ready to Pop for Drivers Eyeing NASCAR Playoffs

Tyler Reddick knows what he has to do on Saturday at the Coke Zero Sugar 400 if he is going to make the NASCAR playoffs. He has to win at Daytona International Speedway. Reddick is one of three drivers on the outside looking in at the NASCAR playoffs. He is […]

Aric Almirola performs well at superspeedways and has attractive odds to win the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at 20/1. (Image: Stewart-Haas Racing)

Drivers Making Playoff Push at Coke Zero Sugar 400

The final race of the regular season is Saturday as the Coke Zero Sugar 400 is at Daytona International Speedway. Denny Hamlin is the favorite at 6/1, but the wide-open nature of Daytona allows several drivers an opportunity to win at the Florida racetrack. Which is good, because several are […]

Phil Mickelson got a victory in his PGA Tour Champions debut on Wednesday, defeating the field by four shots. (Image: Getty)

Phil Mickelson Crushes Ball, Competition in PGA Tour Champions Debut Victory

There wasn’t much suspense to it, but Phil Mickelson provided plenty of flair in his first victory on the PGA Tour Champions, Wednesday. Mickelson made his debut on the senior circuit and won the Charles Schwab Series at Ozarks National wire-to-wire, finishing four shots better than Tim Petrovic. Mickelson becomes […]

Thomas, Berger, Will Challenge Johnson at BMW Championship

Thomas, Berger, Will Challenge Johnson at BMW Championship

After last week’s overwhelming performance at the Northern Trust, Dustin Johnson is the strong favorite heading into the second leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, the BMW Championship, which begins Thursday at Olympia Fields in Illinois. But capturing back-to-back victories isn’t easy to do, especially at this point in the […]

The CJ Cup is moving for a year from South Korea to Shadow Creek Golf Club in Las Vegas, the same venue that hosted the exhibition match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson in 2018.. (Image: Wynn Las Vegas/Brian Oar)

PGA Tour’s CJ Cup Moving from South Korea to Las Vegas for 2020

Las Vegas is getting a second PGA Tour event for the 2020-2021 season as the CJ Cup is moving from Jeju Island, South Korea. The tournament has been held at Nine Bridges Golf Club for the past three years. Shadow Creek Golf Club will host the event on Oct. 15-18. […]

Clemson was voted No. 1 in the AP Top 25 College Football Poll, which was released on Monday. (Image: Sideline Carolina)

Preseason AP Top 25 College Football Poll Includes Non-Playing Teams

The preseason version of the AP Top 25 College Football Poll was released on Monday, and there will be guaranteed movement in the next edition. AP asked voters to consider all college football programs in their rankings, including ones that aren’t playing this season. There are just 67 of 130 […]

Dustin Johnson dominated the field at The Northern Trust, winning by 11 shots, and is now the favorite to win the Fed Ex Cup Playoffs. (Image: Getty)

Dustin Johnson New Favorite to Capture FedEx Cup Playoffs

Dustin Johnson’s dominating performance at The Northern Trust last week has benefits that have carried over. The biggest one, as far as gamblers are concerned, is his odds to win the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Johnson began last week as a 25/1 pick to win the season-ending award. He’s jumped to […]

Phil Mickelson missed the cut at The Northern Trust and announced he will play on the PGA Tour Champions on Monday. (Image: Boston Globe)

Phil Mickelson Excited About PGA Tour Champions Debut

Phil Mickelson will test out the PGA Tour Champions and play his first event on Monday at the Charles Schwab Series at Ozarks National. The three-round tournament will begin Monday at Ozarks National golf course in Ridgedale, Missouri. The 50-year-old became eligible to play the Champions Tour in June, but […]

Scott Dixon is the 9/2 favorite to win the Indy 500 on Sunday at the famed Brickyard. (Image:

Scott Dixon Overwhelming Favorite to win Indy 500

After a three-month delay, the Indy 500 will finally take place on Sunday at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. There will be no fans because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but little else will be different at the Brickyard. Fans haven’t been allowed at any of the previous six IndyCar races, […]

Jimmie Johnson has won 11 times at Dover International Speedway, and would like to break a winless streak that goes back to 2017 this weekend at the Drydene 311. (Image: AP)

Can Jimmie Johnson Break his Winless Streak this Weekend at Dover?

Jimmie Johnson is hoping his familiarity with the Dover International Speedway will help him break a long and frustrating winless streak. The 44-year-old hasn’t won a Cup Series Race since 2017 when he captured the AAA 400 Drive For Autism at Dover. It was his 11th career victory at the […]

Martin Truex Jr. has had success at the Drydene 311 and Dover International Speedway, finishing second last year.  (Image: Getty)

Chevy Drivers Look to Extend Drydene 311 Dominance

NASCAR is at Dover International Speedway this weekend for two Cup Series races, both called the Drydene 311. The races will be held on the one-mile concrete layout nicknamed the “Monster Mile” on Saturday and Sunday. Chevrolet cars have had the most success in Dover, winning 41 of the last […]

NASCAR driver Chris Buescher said he is looking forward to the Dover doubleheader this weekend at the mile-long track. (Image: Getty)

NASCAR Drivers Ready for Dover Doubleheader Weekend

NASCAR will host its third doubleheader of the Cup Series season with weekend races at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. The contests, both named the Drydene 311, will happen on Saturday and Sunday. That’s a departure from the two races’ usual dates. The first race, the Autism Speaks 400, […]

Oscar De La Hoya announced on Wednesday he was coming out of retirement and wants to fight a top-ranked opponent. (Image: Getty)

Oscar De La Hoya Ends Retirement, Seeks Return to Boxing

Oscar De La Hoya wants back in a boxing ring. The 47-year-old told ESPN on Wednesday that he’s ending his retirement, and plans on returning to the sport he dominated in the 1990s and 2000s. De La Hoya insists that his return to boxing won’t be an exhibition like Roy […]

Brooks Koepka withdrew from this week’s Northern Trust Open, citing a lingering knee injury. (Image: Getty)

Nagging Knee Injury Forces Brooks Koepka to Withdraw from Northern Trust

Brooks Koepka pulled out of The Northern Trust on Wednesday citing lingering knee and hip pain. The withdrawal from the first of three tournaments in the season-ending FedEx Cup Playoffs effectively ends Koepka’s PGA Tour season. The 30-year-old had been playing a packed schedule, entering the last six consecutive tournaments. […]

Bryson DeChambeau is one of the two favorites for this week’s The Northern Trust, and won at TPC Boston two years ago. (Image: USA Today Sports)

DeChambeau, Thomas Co-Favorites at The Northern Trust

The Northern Trust is the first of three tournaments making up the FedEx Cup Playoffs, and the top 125 golfers on the points list will be playing this week. Justin Thomas is the FedEx Cup points leader going into The Northern Trust, but he isn’t alone as the favorite to […]

Justin Thomas won the FedEx Cup Playoffs in 2017, and is the favorite to win again this year. (Image: Getty)

Justin Thomas Favorite to Win FedEx Cup Playoffs

The FedEx Cup Playoffs begin this week, and No. 1 seed Justin Thomas is the favorite to win at 3/1 at the Westgate SuperBook USA in Las Vegas. But before gamblers back Thomas to win the playoffs, there’s a stat they should consider. In the 14 years of the event, […]

Washington quarterback Alex Smith has returned to the football field 22 months after a leg injury that nearly cost him his life. (Image: Getty)

Washington’s Alex Smith Completes Miraculous Return to Football

After a gruesome leg injury that almost killed him in 2018, Washington quarterback Alex Smith is ready to return to football. It was made official by the team on Sunday when they activated Smith off the physically unable to perform list. While he’s ready to make his comeback, oddsmakers aren’t […]

Marco Andretti is congratulated by his father, Michael as he captured the pole for the Aug. 23 Indy 500 on Sunday, and saw his odds improve to 10/1 to win the race. (Image: AP)

Marco Andretti Wins Indy 500 Pole, Jumps in Odds

Several drivers improved their Indy 500 odds after weekend qualifying, but none performed better than Marco Andretti. The 33-year-old, who comes from a strong lineage of IndyCar Series drivers, won the pole for the Aug. 23 Indianapolis 500. The race was rescheduled from May to August because of the COVID-19 […]