Robert Criscola

Robert has been a die-hard sports fan and handicapper for many years. A lifelong Brooklynite, his home away from home is Belmont Park. Follow Robert on Twitter: @itsgood2beking

Kevin Harvick poised to pull off upset at Daytona 500

February 14th, 2020 8:27 pmRobert Criscola

The green flag will drop on the 62nd Daytona 500, NASCAR’s signature event, on Sunday. The wide-open nature of superspeedway racing usually makes “the Great American Race” a good place to take chances on longshots.
Be mine? Finding matches for MLB’s best remaining free agents

February 13th, 2020 9:00 pmRobert Criscola

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we've decided to play matchmaker for the five best remaining MLB free agents on the market.
NHL trade rumors: Is Joe Thornton Tampa Bay bound?

February 13th, 2020 6:40 pmRobert Criscola

In this edition of our NHL trade-rumor roundup, we’ll highlight three new players who could be on the move before Feb. 24 and touch base on a previously discussed pair, with updates on their status.
NHL free picks: Canadiens vs. Bruins, Flames vs. Kings

February 12th, 2020 5:40 pmRobert Criscola

There’s a nationally televised doubleheader in store for hockey fans and bettors Wednesday night, when the Montreal Canadiens play the Boston Bruins and the Calgary Flames take on the Los Angeles Kings.
NHL free picks: Lightning vs. Penguins, Flyers vs. Islanders

February 11th, 2020 6:01 pmRobert Criscola

The Penguins will be looking for redemption following a 4-2 loss to the Lightning on Thursday night when they host Tampa at PPG Paints Arena this Tuesday. Also on the NHL docket is a nationally-televised meeting between the Flyers and Islanders at the Barclays Center.
Don't overlook the Twins in 2020 World Series odds

February 11th, 2020 4:52 pmRobert Criscola

The Minnesota Twins won 101 games in 2019 and took the AL Central for the first time in a decade. They also had a positive offseason, yet the Twins hang at a generous +2000 in World Series futures. It’s early in the year, but Minnesota is a team worth investing in at those odds.
Top 5 MLB spring training positional battles

February 10th, 2020 5:01 pmRobert Criscola

Spring training is just around the corner, and the fight for roster spots and starting positions will be at full-throttle until Opening Day. Here are five intriguing position battles that will play out over the next six weeks.
NHL Power Rankings: Capitals hold onto top spot

February 7th, 2020 6:40 pmRobert Criscola

Which NHL teams have been on a roll since the All-Star break, and which have been tailing off? Find out in our newest NHL Power Rankings.
Yankees favored to win American League pennant

February 6th, 2020 6:15 pmRobert Criscola

They've been shut out of the World Series for a decade, but the New York Yankees appear to be on their way back in 2020.
NHL trade rumors: Will Panthers part with Hoffman?

February 6th, 2020 4:39 pmRobert Criscola

These five players have been popping up in the rumor mill throughout the season and could be dealt by the Feb. 24 trade deadline. Let’s take a look at where some of the NHL’s top talent may land in the near future.
NHL free picks: Maple Leafs vs. Rangers, Bruins vs. Blackhawks

February 5th, 2020 6:41 pmRobert Criscola

Original Six rivalries will be renewed Wednesday night, when the Toronto Maple Leafs visit the New York Rangers and the Boston Bruins take on the Chicago Blackhawks.