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The team of sports betting experts at Dimers.com covers all the latest betting tips and breaking news in addition to analyzing the industry from all angles.
Dave Garofolo
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Dave Garofolo, a seasoned fantasy sports and betting enthusiast with a special affection for MLB and NFL, uses his deep knowledge to craft game previews for the NBA, MLB, and NFL. He also brings his expertise to the golf world with tournament previews and parlays for the PGA TOUR and major golf tournaments. Additionally, Dave offers valuable props for NBA, MLB, NHL, and NCAAM basketball, along with best bets for MLB, NHL, and NCAAM. 

When not delving into the world of sports, Dave is an avid advocate for New Haven pizza, enjoys reading comic books, gardening, and spending time with his cats. His broad interests and detailed sports insights ensure that his contributions are both engaging and informative.

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Nick Slade
18 years
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Nick Slade, with nearly two decades of experience as a sports and betting expert, serves as the Chief Content Officer at Cipher Sports Technology Group, where he steers the editorial and digital content strategy for leading platforms like Dimers.com, Stats Insider and Gambling Today. Specializing in soccer, Nick brings a global perspective to his coverage of the sport, including detailed analyses of MLS games. He also contributes to NHL content through game previews, best bets, and props, and lends his expertise to crafting NBA first basket betting content. 

With a robust background as a journalist and broadcaster, Nick has been a trusted voice on major networks and channels such as Fox Sports, WCBV-TV Boston, ESPN, ABC, and others. His profound understanding of sports and betting dynamics has made him a sought-after authority in the wagering and gambling industries.

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Ryan Leaver
7 years
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Ryan Leaver has long been entrenched in the world of sports and sports betting, now specializing in the NBA, NFL, college football, college basketball, and soccer. His passion shines through in his detailed game previews, best bets, props, and futures articles for both the NBA and NFL, along with his sharp prop bets for college football and insightful best bets for college basketball. Ryan’s expertise also extends to soccer, where he frequently offers practical betting tips and highlights the bets of the day. 

Known for his keen eye for valuable betting promos, Ryan adeptly guides bettors toward opportunities that enhance their wagering experiences. Collaborating often with DimersBOT, his articles are meticulously researched and offer savvy betting advice, making him a trusted source for sports bettors.

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Jason Bevilacqua
4 years
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Jason Bevilacqua has a deep-rooted passion for sports and has been actively involved in sports betting for many years. Specializing in the MLB, NHL, NBA, MLS, and NFL, Jason delivers engaging game previews across these leagues. His expertise is particularly evident in his best bets for MLB, NHL, and college basketball. Additionally, Jason contributes valuable MLB and NFL props, as well as NBA first basket plays. 

Since joining Dimers in 2020 as the Head of Social and Community, Jason has also made significant contributions to the editorial department, offering daily articles that are not only well-researched but also deeply insightful. His strategic approach and collaboration with DimersBOT ensure his betting advice is top-notch.

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With over 15 years of experience in sports and betting, Damien Souness is a recognized authority in both fields. As Chief Innovation Officer at Cipher Sports Technology Group, he actively contributes to the growth of platforms like Dimers.com. His expertise in soccer and the NBA is evident from his comprehensive coverage and insightful betting tips, particularly his knack for finding value in bets. 

His prior roles with prestigious organizations and media outlets, including Formula 1, MotoGP, Racing.com, and Goal.com, highlight his dedication to delivering accurate and timely content, making him a trusted voice among sports fans and bettors alike.

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Mac brings a well-traveled perspective and a broad knowledge of sports to his role at Dimers. Specializing in previews for the NFL, particularly the NFC South and NFC East, Mac leverages his keen insights to provide detailed game analyses. He also offers best bets and props for MLB and race previews for Formula 1, a sport he has followed passionately alongside professional tennis and the NBA. 

Known for his knack for discovering the best new user promos across major sportsbooks, Mac is dedicated to sharing these finds with the community, enhancing both the novice and veteran bettor's experience. Having lived in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Melbourne, Australia, Mac's diverse experiences enrich his understanding of both American and international sports landscapes.

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Prospector Sam
3 years
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Prospector Sam is a cartoon man that handicaps as well as anyone on the planet. No one knows exactly who The Prospector is, but what is known is how well he does from sports betting. A Boston native, but now based in the goldfields somewhere, Sam is the man when it comes to betting on sports, especially soccer in Europe where he finds value all year long.

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The Promoguy
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Helping people profit from +EV promos/odds boosts. 

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Spencer 's Picks
4 years

Meet Spencer's Picks, a seasoned gambling enthusiast with over four years of experience in the world of sports betting. Spencer has honed his expertise as a UFC betting specialist, and you can find his comprehensive betting previews for every Pay-Per-View event at Dimers.com. With a keen eye for the octagon action, he offers valuable insights that help bettors make informed decisions.

When he's not analyzing fights or calculating odds, you can connect with Spencer on Instagram, where he shares his thoughts and predictions. As an authority in the realm of sports betting, Spencer's Picks is your go-to source for all things UFC. With a passion for the sport and a talent for picking winners, he's the name you'll want to follow for a winning edge in the betting world. Follow him on Instagram @spencerspicks to stay updated on the latest UFC betting trends and tips.

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Greg Waddell
4 years
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Greg Waddell is a self-proclaimed college basketball addict, with an affinity for parlays and fantasy football trades. He's based in Michigan, where he hasn't seen one of his professional sports teams win anything of any importance since he was in diapers.

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Brendan Moore
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Brendan Moore is an expert in all things college football and basketball with bylines with Sidelines Sports Network and Spartans Illustrated, covering Michigan State collegiate sports.

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Sam Farley
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Like all boys growing up in the UK, Sam fell in love with soccer, before later falling in love with what they call football on the other side of the Atlantic. His passion for the Premier League is almost as strong as his love of sports betting, a topic he’s been covering for years. One day he hopes his beloved Plymouth Argyle reach the Premier League, but he wouldn’t bet on that happening soon. Sam’s at his best betting on soccer or the NFL.

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Robert Williams covered football and men’s basketball for the Daily Collegian at Penn State University before being named Sports Editor in 1986. After a stint at the Harrisburg (PA) Patriot News covering horse racing and baseball, he moved to Maine where he won multiple Maine Press Association awards, including Sports Story of the Year for an article on high school football tradition in a small mill town. Following two years as an academic writer crunching numbers at Temple University, he moved to Las Vegas to work in events and public relations and be closer to sports betting’s holy grail. He understands that the odds are against most sports bettors, but also knows that by wagering at average odds of at least +101, you only need to win 50 percent of your bets to make a profit.

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D.E. Knox is a life-long sports and recreation practitioner, advocate and scholar. He graduated from USMA with a B.S. in Systems Engineering and earned his M.S. in Sports Management from the University of Illinois. With over 30 years of gambling and fantasy sports experience, in combination with his unique and well-reasoned philosophic approach towards the importance of healthy and productive leisure, he provides deep and unexpected insights on these important topics aimed at improving the quality of life for freedom-loving individuals.

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Zachary Cohen
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Zachary Cohen has been writing about betting and fantasy sports since his days at the University of Wisconsin. His work has since been featured for prominent players like Covers, Sports Illustrated, Forbes Sports, Tennis Channel and FOX Bet. Zach is extremely passionate about all things sports, but he's especially into the NBA and college athletics. Zach is also a sucker for bad comedies and reality TV. 

Twitter: @_ZCO

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Paul Lebowitz is the author of eight published books on baseball, one novel and seven baseball guide/previews. He has blogged on sports and pop culture for FanRagSports, AllVoices, Konsume as well as his personal site PaulLebowitz.com. You can follow him on Twitter @Prince_of_NY. He lives in New York City.

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Tone is a NHL and MLB expert who regularly posts profitable seasons. A Philadelphia native, Tone enjoys watching his tickets cash while smoking cigars next to his fire pit. Feared by the sportsbooks, Tone is the ultimate bettors buddy. 

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Calling Our Shot
3 years
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Calling Our Shot is a Daily Sports Betting Show on YouTube, starring Austin and Logan, that gives out their Best Bets and Picks ranging from NBA and NFL to MLB and CFB. They give their hot takes on the ever changing Sports Industry. Mostly known for our Betting Videos for Player Props, they cover plenty more, including partnering up with Dimers over the Major League Baseball season, providing daily content and giveaways.

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David Miles started writing for Dimers.com in May 2022. His first sports reporting assignment was covering the Hickman High School Kewpies in the 1990s as a graduate student in journalism at the University of Missouri. After covering state government and politics for The Associated Press, Albuquerque Journal, and The Santa Fe New Mexican, Miles ventured back into the classroom and has taught English for the past 14 years. When he’s not busy picking parlays or player props, Miles enjoys spending time with his wife, Denise, and their beagle, Max, in their home in Colorado Springs. 

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Managing Editor Matt Hickman joined Dimers.com in April of 2022 after more than 25 years as a reporter, sports editor, managing editor and general manager at newspapers in Arizona, North Dakota, Montana and Alaska. A former President of the Arizona Associated Press Sports Editors, Hickman has won more than 50 awards for sportswriting and column writing and has so perfected losing at sports betting and fantasy that betting the opposite of his picks is the surest path to wagering wealth.

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For articles with several contributors, we use this author profile. Since we want our readers to hear from all of our experts, we use it frequently. This profile is also used for new sportsbook promos and offers, or our favorite bets in a particular sport on any given day. Our contributors' level of experience spans all sports and bet types. We hope we have you covered, no matter what you're betting on.

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Kevin Hansen
5 years

Kevin Hansen has a track record of delivering high-quality content. He writes about all sports, but his favorites are the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL. Kevin enjoys crunching the numbers and using data-driven insights to take on the sportsbooks. The majority of Kevin's time is spent writing about sports betting. His love for data and analytics drove him into the world of sports betting. Finding an edge in sports betting can take a long time, but Kevin believes it is well worth the effort. Kevin is just as passionate about sports as you are, and he empowers fellow bettors to become more educated through simple, actionable betting tips. It can be difficult to navigate the world of sports betting, which is where Kevin comes in to make it as simple as possible for you to pick a winner.

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Alec Bieber is a long-time sports fan and sports bettor and lives in New York, NY

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International playboy, local barfly Brad Montagne has attended Formula 1 races on five different continents and will be arrested upon arrival should his feet dare to touch Australian or Jamaican soil. A physicist by trade, Brad's hobbies include sailing and flying airplanes at his home in northwest Michigan where he lives with his darling Lynn and opinionated cockatoo Pnut.

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Sports Writer Vincenzo Pugliese joined Dimers.com in May of 2022. Vincenzo graduated from Rutgers University in 2021 with a Bachelor's Degree in Media Studies and Journalism. Vincenzo was a part of the Rutgers University Men’s Soccer team where he served as team captain his senior year. After that he played professional soccer in Denmark called VSK Aarhus. Upon his return, he earned his U.S Soccer Coaching License and became a Coach at Match Fit Academy and the Peddie School.

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Kimberly French is an award-winning freelance journalist and specialist in televised horse racing content. She has 15 years of experience  performing a number of roles in the industry. When she is not at the racetrack, French is rooting for her beloved Syracuse Orange and the New York Yankees.

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While Jayden Collins is primarily a graphic designer, he has been involved in the world of sports betting for almost 10 years and knows his way around a player prop or 10. When Jayden's not looking for the next best longshot single to bet on, you can find him playing Australian rules football for the Canterbury Cobras or sipping a Japanese single malt or blended whisky. Jayden experienced the lowest point of his betting career in June 2022, when he cashed out of a Golden State Warriors futures bet he placed at the beginning of the 2021-22 NBA season after hearing of Steph Curry's injury woes midway through the year. He gave up what would have been a $200 win in exchange for a measly $2.50 profit. A keen NBA and NFL fan, Jayden often spends his nights watching sports while nursing a glass of Suntory Toki Whisky and riding home a 5-leg parlay. Jayden lives and dies by "Our Boy Herb" and the Los Angeles Chargers, but is also a Chicago Bulls fan thanks to his dad's obsession with Michael Jordan.

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Patrick is an accomplished sports journalist and a devoted fan of various sports. With a wealth of experience covering the NFL and college football for reputable publications such as ESPN and The Worldwide Quarterback, Patrick brings deep insights and valuable analysis to his sports betting articles. He understands the intricacies of sports betting and continuously hones his expertise through diligent research and analysis. When he's not writing, Patrick spends his Sundays watching the New York Giants play, hoping to witness a resurgence in their form. With his in-depth knowledge of sports and betting, Patrick is a trusted source of information for sports betting enthusiasts.

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Robb Jeffries has been a reporter and editor across the Upper Midwest for more than a decade, and his first love remains sportswriting. Before joining Dimers in the summer of 2022, he was a fantasy sports columnist, and also spent four seasons as a Minnesota Vikings gameday reporter for newspapers in Minnesota and the Dakotas.

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Dimers.com freelance contributor Ross Lancaster has more than 15 years of experience in online media, writing, and publishing. He started his career in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area in the mid-2000s covering high school sports and has written about a wide array of topics in the years since, including sports, sports betting, B2B marketing, and healthcare. You can usually find him up too early on the weekends if there's a big Aussie Rules footy game on.

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Glenn Kaplan is a Towson University graduate of 2019 with a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications. He has written about sports betting for a number of publications including Knup Solutions LLC and E2G sports. He lives in Baltimore where he also coaches various sports.

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Michael Krumholtz is a veteran sports writer who has covered sports across the globe, being in the press box for everything from World Cup qualifying matches to college football games. Having previously worked as an editor for a sportsbook, Michael also has valuable experience from within the walls of the sports betting world.

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Jesse Winston is an illustrious content writer and researcher, making significant contributions to the sports betting landscape as part of Cipher Sports Technology Group. After graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in biology pre-medicine from Eureka College, Jesse earned his MBA at the University of Phoenix Chicago, specializing in business analysis, and graduating summa cum laude once again. His keen analytical skills and dedication to achieving optimal performance have been instrumental in launching, growing, and successfully exiting multiple companies.

Jesse's passion for predictive analysis, risk assessment, and performance optimization has led him to develop a pioneering approach to SWARM intelligence, leveraging machine learning and AI for more accurate event outcome predictions in sports betting. His expertise extends to event forecasting, player and team analysis, and his work in the realm of sports betting exemplifies his commitment to providing cutting-edge insights.

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Once a former academy soccer prospect with the Chicago Fire, Brad Livergood has turned that knowledge of the game into a dream turning profits for over 10 years professionally betting sports and DFS, encompassing all major sports.  With investments in the restaurant industry in the Chicago area, you'll find Brad most likely at the end of one of his bars watching the game, always looking for the next lock of the day, or at a poker table in Las Vegas, with his eyes on a WSOP Bracelet. 

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Tony Bellissimo brings more than 25 years of sports reporting/editing experience to Dimers.com, as well as an extensive background covering all major professional sports, including 10 seasons (1998-2007) as NFL Editor of College & Pro Football Newsweekly. He's earned more than a dozen New York State Press Association awards, including Sports Writer of the Year (2nd place) in 2019, and oversees the sports coverage of 30 high schools and several colleges on Long Island.

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Dimers contributor John Lopez was born and raised in Chicago, where he founded and operated a live trivia company for 8 years.  Following that, Lopez has led youth athletic programs including coaching girls' basketball. As an avid Chicago Sky fan, he is excited to see the rise of WNBA sports betting in the near future.

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Kent J. Landry is a freelance writer living on the Lower Atchafalaya River in south Louisiana. He has published pieces on everything from southern folk art, to the World Series of Poker, to the history of cooking pork in Cajun country. After twenty-one years as a coach and educator, Kent retired to dedicate his life to writing, become a scratch golfer (only 20 handicapped strokes more to go), playing guitar (decently), and Texas Hold ‘Em poker (still learning after all these years). He enjoys picking Fantasy Teams that make his friends and family swoon with envy, all the while watching pelicans and egrets soar through the cypress trees outside his window. 

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