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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

Damian Lillard Greek Freak Bucks

Milwaukee Bucks Favorite to Win In-Season Tournament in Las Vegas

The Milwaukee Bucks are +170 odds to win the inaugural NBA In-Season Tournament, and they're a slight favorite over the Los Angeles Lakers (+240), New Orleans Pelicans (+360), and the high-scoring Indiana Pacers (+425). Four teams advanced to Las Vegas for the...

Pauly McGuire December 7, 2023
Juan Soto Yankees

San Diego Padres Trade All-Star Juan Soto to the New York Yankees

The New York Yankees saw a nice boost in their World Series odds after they acquired outfielder and slugger Juan Soto in a trade with the San Diego Padres. The Yankees are now +850 odds to win the World Series as the...

Pauly McGuire December 7, 2023
Shohei Ohtani

Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays Favorites to Add Shohei Ohtani

Two-time MLB MVP Shohei Ohtani is currently a free agent, and the Los Angeles Dodgers (-175 odds) and Toronto Blue Jays (+160) are the betting favorites to add the most coveted player on the open market. Whichever team lands, Ohtani will see...

Pauly McGuire December 6, 2023
Brock Purdy 49ers

San Francisco 49ers QB Brock Purdy Emerges as MVP Betting Favorite

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy is the new betting favorite to win the NFL MVP at +300 odds, according to a recent update by DraftKings. The 49ers crushed the defending NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles in Week 13, and Purdy leapfrogged to...

Pauly McGuire December 6, 2023
Steelers Kenny Pickett injury

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Kenny Pickett Undergoes ‘Tightrope’ Surgery

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny aggravated a right ankle injury on Sunday and will miss a few weeks while he recovers from surgery. Backup quarterback Mitch Trubisky will start for the Steelers instead of Pickett until he returns. The Steelers (7-5) are in...

Pauly McGuire December 5, 2023
Jaguars Trevor Lawrence injury

Jacksonville Jaguars Quarterback Trevor Lawrence Exits OT Loss with Injury

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence hobbled off the field with a right ankle injury during an overtime loss against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football. Backup quarterback C.J. Beathard finished the game for the Jaguars. But the Bengals prevailed, 34-31, in...

Pauly McGuire December 5, 2023
Jayson Tatum Jaylen Brown Boston Celtics

Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks Favorites in NBA’s In-Season Tournament

The Boston Celtics (+300 odds) and Milwaukee Bucks (+340 odds) are the top two betting favorites to win the inaugural NBA In-Season Tournament. Eight teams qualified for the tournament's knockout stage, which is single elimination, and begins Monday night with the quarterfinals....

Pauly McGuire December 4, 2023
Tank Dell Texans injury

Houston Texans Rookie Wide Receiver Tank Dell Out for the Season

On Sunday, the Houston Texans defeated the Denver Broncos, 22-17. But they lost rookie wide receiver Tank Dell to a season-ending injury during the matchup. Dell sustained a left leg injury as a blocker on a running play at the goal line...

Pauly McGuire December 4, 2023
Cleveland Browns Joe Flacco

Backup Quarterback Joe Flacco Could Start for Cleveland Browns in Week 13

If rookie quarterback Dorian Robinson-Thompson doesn't clear concussion protocol, then the Cleveland Browns will start veteran backup Joe Flacco against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. The Browns (7-4) currently occupy one of three AFC wild-card spots. The Rams host the Browns...

Pauly McGuire November 30, 2023
Jonathan Taylor Colts

Indianapolis Colts Running Back Jonathan Taylor Undergoes Thumb Surgery

Jonathan Taylor, the starting running back from the Indianapolis Colts, sustained a right thumb injury in Week 12 during a victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Taylor jammed his thumb in the first half on Sunday. Despite the thumb injury, Taylor played...

Pauly McGuire November 29, 2023