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Reporter: Pauly McGuire

Pauly McGuire is a novelist, sports writer, and sports bettor who specializes in the NBA and NFL.

He joined in 2022 after 20 years of experience in the gaming industry with bylines in High Roller Magazine, Vegas Seven, MSN, and the UK Racing Post. He covered major spectacle events such as March Madness, the Iditarod, the Tour de France, the Oscars, and the World Series of Poker.

For nearly a decade, Pauly covered the international poker circuit in Europe, Latin America, and Australia. His critically acclaimed 2010 book "Lost Vegas" chronicled working at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas while writing for Tao of Poker, Bluff Magazine, Fox Sports, and Poker Player Newspaper during the wildest days of the poker boom.

Pauly grew up in New York City, which is why he's a jaded fan of the New York Jets and Knicks. After residing in Las Vegas and Los Angeles for the last two decades, Pauly recently relocated to Denver, Colorado.

He's currently working on his fourth novel titled "The Kicker." His most recent novels -- "Guard This" (2021) and "Fried Peaches" (2018) -- are currently available on Amazon.

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550 stories by Pauly McGuire

Trevor Lawrence Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence Hurt Again, Playoffs in Jeopardy

The Jacksonville Jaguars have lost four games in a row, quarterback Trevor Lawrence is nursing a shoulder injury, and the Jags are on the verge of missing the playoffs. Lawrence sprained the AC joint on his right shoulder. He's undergoing additional testing...

Pauly McGuire December 27, 2023
Lamar Jackson Ravens 49ers

Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl Odds Narrow By Beating San Francisco 49ers

The Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 33-19, on Christmas Day in the battle of the top teams from each conference. The 49ers remain as the betting favorite to win Super Bowl LVIII at +225 odds, but the Ravens saw their...

Pauly McGuire December 26, 2023
Chet Holmgren Thunder Rookie of the Year Favorite

OKC Thunder’s Chet Holmgren New Favorite for NBA Rookie of the Year

Center Chet Holmgren from the Oklahoma City Thunder has emerged as the new betting favorite (-155 odds) over Victor Wembanyama (+120) to win the NBA Rookie of the Year award. Holmgren, the #2 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft from Gonzaga, sustained...

Pauly McGuire December 26, 2023
Detroit Pistons Losing Streak Cade Cunningham

Detroit Pistons Match Historic Losing Streak with 26-Game Skid

The Detroit Pistons have equaled the NBA's longest single season losing streak with 26 consecutive losses. The Pistons (2-27) have a chance to set a new NBA record for the longest in-season losing streak when they host the Brooklyn Nets Tuesday night...

Pauly McGuire December 26, 2023
Josh Allen Buffalo Bills

Prop Bet: Will the Buffalo Bills Make the Playoffs?

According to a prop bet by DraftKings, the Buffalo Bills are -210 odds to make the playoffs. You can fade them at +170 odds to miss the playoffs. Upshot recently updated their playoff projections, giving the Bills a 63% chance of advancing...

Pauly McGuire December 22, 2023
Suns Bradley Beal injury

Phoenix Suns Guard Bradley Beal Out for Two More Weeks

Phoenix Suns shooting guard Bradley Beal will be sidelined until early January with a right ankle injury. Beal sprained his ankle in the first quarter against the New York Knicks last week. It was a crushing blow, considering it was only his...

Pauly McGuire December 22, 2023
LA Dodgers Yoshinobu Yamamoto

Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Star Pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto to $325M Deal

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed Yoshinobu Yamamoto, the top pitcher from Japan, to a 12-year contract worth $325 million. He will also earn a $50 million signing bonus to leave Japan and join MLB. Yamamoto, 25, is the top pitcher from...

Pauly McGuire December 22, 2023
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Mason Rudolph

Pittsburgh Steelers Tap Backup Quarterback Mason Rudolph as the Week 16 Starter

The Pittsburgh Steelers have named third-string quarterback Mason Rudolph as the starter against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 16. The two AFC North divisional rivals square off in a game with postseason implications. The Steelers (7-7) have a 3% chance to make...

Pauly McGuire December 21, 2023
Dan Campbell Lions Coach of the Year Odds

Dan Campbell, Shane Steichen Lead NFL Coach of the Year Betting Market

Dan Campbell from the Detroit Lions (+200 odds), Shane Steichen from the Indianapolis Colts (+300), and DeMeco Ryans (+350) from the Houston Texans are the top three betting favorites to win the 2023 NFL Coach of the Year award. DraftKings also has...

Pauly McGuire December 21, 2023
Mitchell Robinson Knicks

New York Knicks Expect Center Mitchell Robinson to Miss Entire Season

The New York Knicks anticipate that center Mitchell Robinson will sit out the rest of the season while he recovers from an ankle injury. They have applied for a disabled player exception (DPE) worth $7.8 million. Teams can apply with the NBA...

Pauly McGuire December 21, 2023