Erick Valenciano

Erick Valenciano is a So Cal native who moved to Las Vegas to pursue a career in broadcasting and sports betting. A graduate of Cal State Fullerton, Erick paid his way through betting on sports and selling event tickets. He's also a mid-90s golfer and insists nobody will ever break his heart worse than the Chargers have.

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Erick Valenciano

UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2 Fight Preview and Picks

Surprise, surprise, fight fans. The McGregor show is back. UFC kicks off their 2021 campaign with a must-see card. Saturday marks the return of the most iconic fighter in UFC history, the “Notorious” Conor McGregor. McGregor, the most prolific fighter in the world, headlines the card against No. 2 ranked lightweight Dustin Poirier. This fight’s

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NHL
Erick Valenciano

NHL Betting Report: Three Bets for Wednesday, January 20

Oh, hockey. When it shines, it’s bright. When it rains, it pours. We were a TJ Oshie penalty away from nailing our Capitals pick on Tuesday and 20 minutes from nailing our bold Avalanche pick. The Avs led 3-0 going into the third period against the Kings, then allowed two late goals, winning by one.

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Golf
Erick Valenciano

PGA Tour: The American Express Preview and Picks

The PGA Tour heads to the west coast this weekend, though it’ll play in the desert. The American Express tournament kicks off Thursday at PGA West in La Quinta, California. PGA West is a player’s favorite, so we can safely expect long drives, short approaches, low scores and excellent golf. This year’s tournament will feature

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NHL
Erick Valenciano

Predators-Hurricanes Game Postponed Tuesday Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Tuesday’s game between the Nashville Predators and Carolina Hurricanes has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns, Pierre Lebrun of The Athletic reports. In a statement on Twitter, the NHL said the postponement was “out of an abundance of caution to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel and in consultation

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NHL
Erick Valenciano

NHL Betting Report: Three Games to Bet Tuesday, January 19

Our hockey week kicked off with a bang Monday night, going 2-1 on our bets. Tuesday’s slate offers another great opportunity with nine games scheduled. From a bettor’s perspective, this season’s most intriguing aspect is seeing how teams fare against one another in back-to-back games. Each team’s schedule consists of mostly two-game sets in a

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Sports Betting
Erick Valenciano

Online Sports Betting Expected to Go Live in Michigan and Virginia

Legal online sports betting is about to become a reality for fans in Michigan and Virginia. The Michigan Gaming Control Board expects to launch online sports wagering in the state this Friday, January 22nd, at 12pm EST, while online sports wagering in Virginia expects to go live by the end of January. Michigan Residents: FanDuel

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NHL
Erick Valenciano

NHL Betting Report: Three Games to Bet Monday, January 18

Hockey season is upon us, and we’ve got a great betting opportunity on Monday with 10 NHL games scheduled. The season is still very young, so we don’t have many trends to compare, but with teams playing in their home arenas rather than in a bubble this year, it’s essential to keep a close eye

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Sports Betting
Erick Valenciano

Best Player Props for Each NFL Divisional Game This Weekend

Player props are live in the FanDuel Sportsbook for each of the NFL Divisional games this weekend. Now is an excellent time for Part Two of the betting guide released earlier this week, this time focusing on individual player production. (If you want to read about the three bets we’re making against the spread this

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Sports Betting
Erick Valenciano

Three Bets We’re Making for NFL Divisional Weekend (Plus Teasers)

And then there were eight. We’re one step closer to Super Bowl Sunday! The two best football teams, the Chiefs and Packers, now enter the mix after earning a well-deserved bye. We get two days of playoff football again this weekend – two games Saturday and two games Sunday, so from a bettor’s perspective, we

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