About Dan Halverson

An avid sports fan whose first word was "ball", Dan has spent his entire adult life learning the intricacies of sports betting markets. NFL, NBA, College Football, and the PGA Tour are preferred, but MLB, NHL, MLS, EPL, NCAAB, ATP, and yes, even the WNBA, have not been excluded. Value is value, and bettors bet. Dan believes a dollar won is better than a dollar earned, and he remembers his bad beats in greater detail than the birth of his two children. His only request upon joining the BetAmerica team was that his wife not be shown this bio.

#5 Oklahoma vs. UCLA preview: Hurts so good

#5 Oklahoma takes to the road this weekend to take on UCLA as 23.5 point favorites. UCLA came into the season with the most returning starters in the Pac-12 and yet they’re off to a very disappointing 0-2 start. With a spread this high, there’s very little doubt that they will be 0-3 to start their season. But just because the winner of the game will likely not be in question, it doesn’t mean the winner of the spread isn’t up for grabs.

ACC Picks: #1 Clemson vs. Syracuse & 5 more

The #1 team in the country takes its first road trip of the season this Saturday when Clemson takes on ACC foe Syracuse in primetime. For the folks at ESPN and ABC, there were hopes that Syracuse would show a little more resistance against Maryland last week and they would come into this matchup undefeated but it wasn’t to be. Instead, Clemson enters 2-0 against a 1-1 unranked Syracuse team that finds itself as a 28-point underdog.

Joe Burrow blows past Tua Tagovailoa in latest Heisman odds

Another week into the college football season and we have another quarterback ready to throw his name in the ring for the Heisman Trophy chase. After a monster primetime performance on the road at Texas, LSU quarterback and Ohio State transfer Joe Burrow has truly entered the race and comes into the week with odds of +400 to win the award.

ACC football picks: #12 Texas A&M at #1 Clemson & 4 more

The flagship program of the ACC, Clemson will get its first test of the season Saturday. The Tigers are a known commodity. They have been No. 1 or No. 2 in the country for so long, there is a mindset that they will remain there.

SEC football picks: NMSU at #2 Alabama, EMU at Kentucky

Alabama is a 55.5-point favorite this week. Not often do you see a spread this high, but when you do, it’s important to change your perspective on how to handicap it.

Jalen Hurts’ Heisman odds get big boost after phenomenal Week 1

Just a week ago the Heisman race looked like a two-horse contest between Tua Tagovailoa and Trevor Lawrence. After a week of the craziness, it appears a third horse has entered the race, and most of us are wondering how we never saw it coming.

NCAAF: Boise State vs. Florida State preview and pick

If you had already bet Boise State vs. Florida State this Saturday, August 31 check your tickets because there’s been a change of venue! Due to the impending hurricane this game scheduled to take place in Jacksonville has now been moved to Tallahassee where it will be played at Doak Campbell Stadium. Now that the game has been rescheduled and become an FSU home game, the line sits at FSU -6.5.

Are Travis Etienne and Rondale Moore worth a Heisman future bet?

The Heisman is a volatile award, and both Trevor Lawrence and Tua Tagovailoa were dominant in 2018 but didn’t take home the trophy. With that in mind, who are some longer shots offering value?

Big Ten football picks: Northwestern vs. Stanford & 5 more

As we first glanced at Northwestern's matchup against Stanford in Week 1, the initial instinct was to back the Wildcats at +6.5, but let's take a closer look.

ACC Football Preview: #1 Clemson vs. Georgia Tech

The number one team in the country kicks things off Thursday night with an easy conference primer to start their season. Clemson's 2018 roster featured arguably the most talented defensive line in college football history across all four positions and there is no doubt that it will be missed. While there are players waiting in the wings ready to step up and be hugely impactful, there is destined to be a drop-off.