Matt Jacob

Matt Jacob

Betting Analyst
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NFL
NBA
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College baskeball
Baseball
Golf

Experience

1993 - 1994 Sports editor at The Daily Californian, a newspaper in El Cajon, Calif.
1994 - 1996 Sports copy editor at the Las Vegas Review-Journal
1996 - 1998 Beat writer for the UNLV football team and Las Vegas Stars Triple-A baseball team
2005 - 2009 Sports handicapper and betting writer
2015 - 2017 Associate digital editor for the professional boxing company Premier Boxing Champions (PBC)
2019 - 2021 Covered the Las Vegas Aviators Triple-A baseball team for the club's website
2021 - 2022 Associate managing editor for sports betting information website Props
2022 - 2023 Staff writer at Better Collective/Action Network
2005 - Present Freelance writer covering sports for multiple outlets
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Golf
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Boxing
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A bit about Matt

Matt first started working in the sports betting space in the mid-2000s in a dual role as a handicapper and writer. In addition to picking games 363 days a year, he wrote daily betting-related previews for all major sports, with those articles appearing (unbylined) on Yahoo's website. From 2009-2015, he wrote a weekly sports betting column for Vegas Seven, a now-defunct Las Vegas-based city magazine. He's since been a writer, editor and project manager for multiple sports betting outlets, including Props.com, Forbes.com and Better Collective/Action Network.

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Latest articles by Matt Jacob

Super Bowl Odds 2025: Which Sleeper Should You Bet On?

The early consensus opinion among oddsmakers: The team that had the highest power rating for the majority of the 2023-24 season — the team that was favored going into Super Bowl 58 but lost in overtime — will get its hands on the Lombardi Trophy next year.

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  • NFL Super Bowl

MLB Manager of the Year Odds And Predictions 2024: Vogt Favorite, Shildt Emerging As Sleeper Pick

Here’s a look at updated MLB Manager of the Year odds from the best sportsbooks, including a breakdown of our favorites and Manager of the Year long shots.

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NFC Championship Odds: Are The Rams Contenders?

Get up to date with the latest trends and analysis surrounding the NFC Championship

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AFC Championship Odds 2024: What Team Is Our Favorite Long Shot Bet?

Get up to date trends and analysis for the AFC right here.

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  • NFL

2024 Home Run Derby Odds: Favorites, Sleepers, And Best Bets

Eight of Major League Baseball’s preeminent sluggers are set to strut their powerful stuff on July 15 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, site of the 2024 MLB Home Run Derby.

  • MLB

March Madness Odds 2024: Will UConn Reclaim The National Title?

Might this be the year UConn makes even more history by becoming the seventh school to successfully defend a men’s basketball title — while also hanging an unprecedented sixth banner since 1999?  One glance at the March Madness 2024 odds board reveals the answer: yes.

  • NCAA

MLB Projected Win Totals and Over/Under Odds 2024: How Many 100-Game Winners Will We See?

Who's going over or under their respective win totals? Let's dive in.

  • MLB

March Madness Sleepers 2024: Which Sweet 16 Underdogs Offer Futures Value?

Cinderella stories are as much of an NCAA Tournament tradition as buzzer-beating baskets, bad betting beats, and choking back tears during “One Shining Moment.” Take a look at our top five sleeper bets for March Madness.

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How To Bet On March Madness 2024: Your Complete March Madness Betting Guide

What happens when 68 college basketball teams compete in 67 win-or-go-home games played over the course of three weeks? You get madness — March Madness, to be exact. Here's an in-depth guide to help your betting strategies for March Madness.

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NFL Draft Odds 2024: Best Bets For Caleb Williams, Jayden Daniels, Marvin Harrison Jr., And More

The first overall pick may be a foregone conclusion, but there are still some wide open markets for draft day. NFL expert, Matt Jacobs has picked out some of his favorites...

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