About Lindsay Van Gyn

Lindsay Van Gyn has a masters degree in sports communications focusing on the NFL. She is a passionate writer who focuses on the cultural intersection of sports, statistics and fans.

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Friday Night NHL Preview

The Maple Leafs hope to shake the Drake curse in Boston, while the Bruins try to tighten up their performance and will look to take the lead over Toronto. Calgary's top players are nowhere to be found, as the Avalanche starts to melt the Flames' hope of winning the series. I wish Toronto fans would be more accountable for their team. The Canadian internet lit up, playing the Drake blame game, after the Maple Leafs’ 6-4 loss to the Bruins [...]

NHL Playoff Weekend Match-Up Picks & Brief Analysis

Find Quick Analysis on Key Match-ups for the NHL Playoffs Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs, TD Garden Arena, Sunday 8pm EST The Toronto Maple Leafs did two things in their Thursday night game against the Bruins that they have not done in near decades: They won the first game in their playoff series and they scored on a penalty shot. The Leafs have not won the first game since way back in 2004, and the last time they scored [...]

English Premier League Weekend Preview

This weekend's English Premier League fixtures are a feast for the eyes (11) West Ham at (6) Manchester United, Saturday 12:30 p.m. ET (3) Chelsea at (1) Liverpool, Sunday, 11:30 a.m. ET (2) Manchester City at (12) Crystal Palace, Sunday, 9:05 a.m. ET Your best bet for nail-biting action is going to be Chelsea at Liverpool, but Crystal Palace is hoping it can recreate a takedown of Manchester City, while Manchester United will put on a show for all those [...]

By |April 12th, 2019|Categories: SportsWire|

English Premiere League Picks – Wednesday April 3, 2019

(15) Brighton at (6) Chelsea, Stamford Bridge Wednesday April 3rd, 2:45 pm EST, Chelsea over Brighton Chelsea is giving us theater after their dramatic win over Cardiff, as is their mounting drama on the sidelines. Brighton, sitting in 15th on the EPL table, is just trying to hang onto the regulation cliff, which is its own kind of drama. The Blues are suffering from a lack of confidence in their manager, which is clearly translating to performance. The fans are [...]

Michigan State’s Poise Could Crush Duke’s Drama

The Stage is Set for the Elite 8 Clash #2 Michigan State Spartans -3 over Duke Blue Devils, Sunday March 31st,  5:05 pm EST Michigan State is making their March Madness run look like pre-season, while Duke is giving us drama for days, but we should expect that by now. 2-seed Michigan State has presented a master class in getting through to the Elite Eight. They outplayed LSU at every corner of the court, as they did with Bradley and [...]

NCAA East Region Preview

Duke-Virginia Tech and LSU-Michigan State headline East Region Sweet 16 Was the UCF scare enough for the Blue Devils to level up against the Hokies? Michigan State had a cakewalk in the second round, but the Tigers are here for a fight. #1 Duke Blue Devils -7 over #1 Virginia Tech Hokies, Friday March 29th, 9:39 pm EST All together now: “DUKE IS BEATABLE!” This is not a hot take, but I want to reiterate how close Duke came to [...]

East Region Free Picks – Can The Spartans Exterminate Those Rowdy Gophers?

Those pesky rodents are coming in HOT for the Spartans and an offensive showdown will be the deciding factor for LSU over the Terps.   For the full NCAAB betting board, head over to our New Jersey sportsbook so you can get in on the action! #10 Minnesota Gophers +10.5 over #2 Michigan State Spartans   The Gophers are sort of living up to their namesake: pesky little buggers that won’t go away and pop out of nowhere to scare [...]

NCAA Tournament East Region – More Than Just “Where Duke Is”

Duke is favored to win the whole tournament at +210. The birds-eye story in the East Region is simple: Will anyone upset Duke? The more granular element to this part of the bracket is simple. There are tons of games here where we think we know what's going to happen, but this is March Madness. Don't get too blinded by the presence of Zion Williamson here. There's tons of earning potential in an East Region that is otherwise wide open. [...]

Saturday NHL Free Picks – Three Strong Favorites Worth Playing

A dry run playoff series between the Caps and Lightning, the Bruins need to snap out of it and Blues are singing their own team name. There are some decent favorites to ride today as the NHL betting market attempts to steal your attention away from all this glorious NCAA tournament action. Let's look at three good plays that take a bit of risk to make them worthwhile. Whiffing on underdogs is not in the cards today. [Saturday, March 16] [...]

By |March 16th, 2019|Categories: NHL, SportsWire|Tags: , |

Opinion – The Raiders Might Not Be Stupid After All

An editorial from an Oakland Raiders fan... On the Morning of March 10th, after months of my vintage Raiders gear living in an old cardboard box, I was able to put on my favorite sweatshirt without the fear of pitiful looks from passersby. It wasn’t pride that I was feeling, but the right dose of dignity that allowed me straighten my shoulders while wearing a Raiders logo. It’s no hot-take that just because Gruden brought in Antonio Brown, the Raiders [...]

By |March 12th, 2019|Categories: NFL, SportsWire|Tags: , , |