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.

The NBA three-point contest will belong to Davis Bertans

February 14th, 2020 7:41 pmDan Halverson

While the All-Star Game is a thrill to watch, Saturday night’s three-point contest has become a must-see, stand-alone event.
The most adorable sports couples

February 14th, 2020 3:57 pmDan Halverson

In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are five couples that give true meaning to the term “swolemates."
The 5 best NBA Slam Dunk Contests of all time

February 11th, 2020 4:25 pmDan Halverson

The final event of the Saturday skills exhibition is the Slam Dunk Contest. Let's take a look at the five best of all time.
2020 NFL mock draft: Burrow a clear-cut pick at No. 1

February 10th, 2020 5:27 pmDan Halverson

Any mock draft is destined to be wrong come draft day, as player revelations, trades, and questionable decisions by general managers merge in a mosh pit of fear and hope. But it’s still fun to forecast the future. Let’s take a look at the top 10 picks in the 2020 NFL Draft.
The XFL's 5 most intriguing players

February 10th, 2020 3:50 pmDan Halverson

The XFL is off and running. The upstart league features a long list of "can't-miss" college stars and NFL drop-outs all trying to earn another shot at the big time. Let’s examine five of the more intriguing participants in this year’s XFL.
The best NBA players to never make an All-Star Game

February 4th, 2020 7:02 pmDan Halverson

The NBA All-Star Game has steadily evolved into a popularity contest. Sure, the midseason showcase always has elite ballers, but the players at the end of the bench are often there because of name recognition rather than production. That's led to more than a few players being overlooked. Let’s look at five of the best NBA players of all-time that were never selected for the NBA All-Star Game.
3 Super Bowl LV longshots worth betting

February 3rd, 2020 5:22 pmDan Halverson

Who’s ready for more football? While the Super Bowl is a celebrated event in American sports, it also signifies the conclusion of meaningful football for many months. Rather than wallow in despair, however, let’s take an early look at three longshots that could pay off large prices if they were to win next year’s big game. Super Bowl LV may be 364 days away, but betting lines are up now!
Super Bowl LIV: 49ers vs. Chiefs preview and pick

January 21st, 2020 6:00 pmDan Halverson

The most-watched sporting event in the U.S. is set. The Kansas City Chiefs, absent from the main event for exactly 50 years, return in Super Bowl LIV to face the San Francisco 49ers, a team with five Super Bowl titles since the Chiefs last appeared.
5 NBA players who should retire immediately

January 21st, 2020 3:00 pmDan Halverson

In the NBA having old-man game isn’t necessarily a bad thing (see: Jokic, Nikola), but when it’s all you have, it is probably time to think about riding off into the sunset. Here are the five active NBA players who need to hang up their sneakers and call it a career.
3 big storylines heading into Super Bowl LIV

January 20th, 2020 3:48 pmDan Halverson

With every Super Bowl there are plenty of stories, matchups, and factors that contribute to the outcome. Every detail will be combed through in the next two weeks in anticipation of the big game, but we're getting an early start. Here are the the three biggest storylines of the game.
Super Bowl Saturday: Should the NFL reschedule its title game?

January 18th, 2020 3:00 pmDan Halverson

Super Bowl Sunday is an unofficial American holiday, and for sportsbooks, NFL fans, and otherwise disinterested viewers who love having a reason to make cheese dip, it’s the best one. America’s ultimate sporting event occurs on the first weekend of February and draws more viewers each year than anything else that has a camera involved. It’s long past time, however, that the NFL accommodate its audiences and move our country’s most-watched event to a Saturday.