About Ashley Anderson

Ashley Anderson was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She previously worked as a staff writer in her hometown before serving as an editor for Bleacher Report while based in New York and LA. She's a fan of the New England Patriots, Louisville City soccer, college football and basketball, and is still trying to quit the fantasy football league she joined back in 2013.

College World Series: Get to know the contenders and who to bet

Game 1, Saturday, 2 p.m. ET: Michigan (+115) vs. Texas Tech (-150) Pick: Texas Tech Texas Tech Red Raiders (+700 to win CWS) Texas Tech finished the year 11th in the RPI. The Red Raiders also rank in the top 20 in team batting average, on-base percentage and scoring. They played Michigan three times during the regular season and won 11-2, 10-3 and 8-5 in Lubbock. Their lineup features infielder Josh Jung (.342, 56 RBIs), who was drafted [...]

College football betting preview: LSU Tigers

LSU Tigers Head coach: Ed Orgeron (fourth year) Last year’s record: 10-3 (5-3 SEC), Fiesta Bowl win against UCF, 40-32 Final AP ranking: No. 6 Recruiting Ranking: No. 5 (3 5-stars, 11 4-stars, 10 3-stars) First game: Aug. 31 against Georgia Southern (Futures available on BetAmerica) O/U win total: 9 In Ed Orgeron’s second full year as head coach, he led the Tigers to a 10-3 season behind solid defense. In 2019, however, LSU will need to replace a handful [...]

Why Jordan Spieth will win the U.S. Open

When it comes to the upcoming U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy dominate the conversation. But one man who has been making slow but steady moves during the 2019 PGA season is the best bet to win golf’s third major. Jordan Spieth has accomplished quite the turnaround in 2019. He has gone from a top-30 finish at best from January through April 7 to landing in the top 10 in his last [...]

College football betting preview: Texas Longhorns

Head coach: Tom Herman (third year) Last year’s record: 10-4 (7-3 Big 12), Sugar Bowl win against Georgia, 28-21 Final AP ranking: No. 9 Recruiting ranking: No. 3 (2 5-stars, 15 4-stars, 9 3-stars) First game: Aug. 31 against Louisiana Tech (Futures available on BetAmerica) O/U win total: 9.5 The end of the Mack Brown era and Charlie Strong’s three-year tenure as head coach left the Texas football program in disarray. But in just his second year as the Longhorns [...]

Early look NFL preview: Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs Head coach: Andy Reid (seventh year) Last year’s record: 12-4, lost AFC Championship vs. New England Patriots, 37-31 First game: Sept. 8 at Jacksonville Jaguars Win total: Over/Under 10.5 (Under -135, Over +115) Super Bowl odds: +750 The Kansas City Chiefs did just about everything right in last season. Led by second-year pro and 2018 MVP Patrick Mahomes, the offensive powerhouse topped the AFC West and achieved a 12-4 record, one of the best in the league. [...]

Early look NFL preview: Los Angeles Rams

Los Angeles Rams Head coach: Sean McVay (third year) Last year’s record: 13-3-0, lost Super Bowl LIII vs. New England Patriots, 13-3 First game: Sept. 8 at Carolina Panthers Win total: Over/Under 10.5 (Over 10.5 +105, Under 10.5 -125) Super Bowl odds: +800 You can’t blame the LA Rams too much for losing on the biggest stage to New England in Super Bowl LIII. Third-year pro Jared Goff, at the age of 24, faced the unenviable task of matching up [...]

College football betting preview: Oregon Ducks

Oregon Ducks Head coach: Mario Cristobal (second year) Last year’s record: 9-4 (5-4 Pac-12), Redbox Bowl win against Michigan State, 7-6 Final AP ranking: Unranked Recruiting ranking: No. 7 (1 5-star, 11 4-stars, 14 3-stars) First game: Aug. 31 against Auburn (Futures available on BetAmerica) O/U win total: 9 Coming off a 9-4 season in his first year as head coach, Mario Cristobal is back with several key pieces in place. With the announcement quarterback Justin Herbert would return for [...]

Who to watch at the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield

With the U.S. Open right around the corner, golf’s finest head to Muirfield Village to compete in Jack Nicklaus’ hometown event, the Memorial Tournament. Following his missed cut at the PGA Championship, Tiger Woods is back in action as the second favorite to win the Memorial at +1150. Woods has won the event a record five times, the last of which came in 2012. He’ll take on current favorite Rory McIlroy (+750), along with other top names, including Rickie Fowler, [...]

College football betting preview: Auburn Tigers

Auburn Tigers Head coach: Gus Malzahn (seventh year) Last year’s record: 8-5 (3-5 SEC), Music City Bowl win against Purdue, 63-14 Final AP ranking: Unranked Recruiting Ranking: No. 11 (2 5-stars, 12 4-stars, 7 3-stars) First game: Aug. 31 against Oregon (Futures available on BetAmerica) O/U win total: 8 Gus Malzahn is under pressure to improve on a 3-5 SEC record as part of last year’s 8-5 season. It’s a tall order, with the Tigers set to face Texas A&M, [...]

Can Dustin Johnson top Brooks Koepka at the U.S. Open?

After securing his second straight PGA Championship on May 19, Brooks Koepka is set to play another major tournament he’s already claimed back-to-back. In 2017 and 2018 Koepka won the U.S. Open at Erin Hills and Shinnecock Hills, respectively, to spark what is now a streak of four major titles since the 2017 season. Should Koepka win at Pebble Beach Golf Links June 13-16, he will become just the second golfer to win the U.S. Open in three consecutive tries. [...]