Robert Criscola

Sports Reporter

Sir Winston Belmont Stakes horse profile Good odds for a win

Sir Winston is among the longshots looking for a breakthrough effort in the third and final jewel of the Triple Crown, the Grade I, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, this Saturday at Belmont Park (6:30 p.m., NBC). MetroBet dives into his past performances as well as the track records of his human...

Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 5:58 PM

2019 Belmont Tacitus horse profile Why to bet the colt

Tacitus will be among the betting favorites in the 151st Belmont Stakes, which is set for this Saturday in New York’s Belmont Park (6:30 p.m., NBC). In addition to an examination of his past performances, MetroBet will also dive into Tacitus’ pedigree and the track records of his human connections...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 5:34 PM

2019 Belmont War of Will horse profile Why to bet the colt

War of Will, the winner of the 2019 Preakness Stakes three weeks ago, will become the only horse to run in all three legs of the Triple Crown this year when he competes in the Grade I, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes this Saturday at Belmont Park (6:30 p.m., NBC). MetroBet profiles the form, pedigree...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 5:25 PM

Updated odds Bruins Blues Stanley Cup Final moneyline total spread

The Bruins dominated the Blues in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Saturday night, winning 7-2. MetroBet dives into Monday night’s Game 4 to determine what the best bets on the ice will be.  Bruins at Blues (-1.5) Moneyline: Bruins -110, Blues -110 Puckline: Bruins +1.5 goals...

Monday, June 3, 2019, 5:52 PM

Odds spread NHL NBA Sharks Blues Bucks Raptors over under

MetroBet dishes out betting info and advice for the two playoff games on tap for Tuesday night.   San Jose Sharks at St. Louis Blues Moneyline: Sharks +140, Blues -160 Puckline: Sharks +1.5 goals (-210), Blues -1.5 goals (+180) Betting Total: 5.5 goals (Over EVEN, Under -...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 5:34 PM

2019 Preakness Stakes betting preview: Best horse to pick

The Grade I, $1.5 million Preakness Stakes takes place at Pimlico racecourse this Saturday (6 p.m., NBC), and with both disqualified Kentucky Derby winner Maximum Security and promoted winner Country House bypassing the race, this renewal of the “Run for the Black-Eyed Susans” seems as wide-open as...

Friday, May 17, 2019, 10:06 AM

2019 Preakness Stakes horse profile: Bodexpress

Bodexpress is a potential longshot worth an investment in Saturday’s 144th Preakness Stakes (6 p.m., NBC). MetroBet will dive into his racing résumé, human connections and pedigree below.    Bodexpress, winless in six starts to date, was overtly impeded in the much-discussed incident...

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 9:29 AM

2019 Preakness Stakes horse profile: Bourbon War

Bourbon War is one of several new faces on the Triple Crown trail that are trying their luck in the 144th Preakness Stakes this Saturday (6 p.m., NBC). MetroBet will dive into his racing résumé, human connections and pedigree below. Bourbon War was originally scheduled to run in last Saturday’s...

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 9:22 AM

MLB odds Phillies Brewers Orioles Yankees spread over under

MetroBet highlights the smartest wagers on the diamond for Monday night.   Milwaukee Brewers (+1.5) at Philadelphia Phillies (-1.5) Moneyline: Brewers +136, Phillies -156 Betting Total: Over 8.5 +100, Under 8.5 -120 The Philadelphia Phillies will attempt to kick off a six-game...

Monday, May 13, 2019, 6:28 PM

Horse Laughing Fox Preakness Stakes betting profile

Laughing Fox is one of several new faces on the Triple Crown trail that are trying their luck in the 144th Preakness Stakes (6 p.m., NBC). MetroBet will dive into his racing résumé, human connections and pedigree below. Laughing Fox was last seen rallying for the victory in the Oaklawn...

Monday, May 13, 2019, 6:16 PM

Latest NHL odds Bruins Jackets Sharks Avalanche over under spread advice

Two road teams have a chance to ice their respective NHL semifinal series in a pair of Game 6s on Monday night. MetroBet tells you where you should place your wagers.   Boston Bruins at Columbus Blue Jackets Moneyline: Bruins +100, Blue Jackets -120 Puckline: Bruins +1.5...

Monday, May 6, 2019, 2:56 PM

NBA NHL odds Sixers Raptors Sharks Avalanche spread total advice

Thursday night features more semifinal playoff games in both the NHL and NBA. MetroBet breaks down the action below.   Toronto Raptors (-1) at Philadelphia 76ers  Moneyline: Raptors -120, Sixers EVEN Betting Total: 214.5 points  Time (Eastern), TV: 8 p.m., ESPN...

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 5:54 PM

Top online horse betting site for 2019 Kentucky Derby

The 2019 Kentucky Derby is upon us and many will be betting on the biggest horse race of the year for the first time online. Sports betting is now legal in many areas but you can always bet on the ponies at NYRABets.com. NYRABets.com and MetroBet have special offers for Derby betting, including a...

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 1:37 PM

2019 Kentucky Derby horse profile: Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach is the 4-1 morning-line favorite in the 145th Kentucky Derby that’s set for Saturday at Churchill Downs (6:50 p.m. ET, NBC). MetroBet investigates the racing résumé of Omaha Beach as well as his pedigree and the human connections who have led him to the “Run for the Roses” below....

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 9:19 AM

2019 Kentucky Derby horse profile: Tacitus

Tacitus is one of the principle contenders in the 145th Kentucky Derby, which is set for this Saturday at Churchill Downs (6:50 p.m. ET, NBC). He was installed at 10-1 on the morning-line. In addition to an examination of his past performances, MetroBet will also dive into Tacitus’ pedigree and the...

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 6:04 PM

2019 Kentucky Derby horse profile: Tax

Tax is one of several live longshots vying for his place in history in Saturday’s 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs (6:50 p.m. ET, NBC). MetroBet will examine his credentials below, highlighting his past performances, pedigree, jockey and trainer. Tax (morning-line odds TBD) began his career...

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 11:26 AM

How do you bet gamble on horse racing Kentucky Derby Preakness?

MetroBet dives into the basics of betting on horse racing.  Betting on horse racing can be both fun and rewarding if you know what you’re doing. For the beginner, the volume of available wagers can be intimidating. MetroBet will explain how some of the most popular wagers at the track work....

Monday, April 29, 2019, 6:25 PM

Latest odds Sixers Nets Phillies Mets spread line total advice

MetroBet breaks down a pair of games on the docket for Tuesday night.   Brooklyn Nets at Philadelphia 76ers -8 Moneyline: Nets +290, Sixers -360  Betting Total: 230 points  Time (Eastern), TV: 8 p.m., TNT The Philadelphia 76ers go for the series-clinching victory...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 6:27 PM

Betting odds NHL Bruins Leafs Predators Stars spread line advice

MetroBet breaks down the Stanley Cup playoff action for Wednesday night.   Boston Bruins +125 at Toronto Maple Leafs -145 Moneyline: Bruins EVEN, Maple Leafs -120 Puckline: Bruins +1.5 goals (-275), Maple Leafs -1.5 goals (+230) Betting Total: 6.0 goals (Over +105, Under -...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 5:17 PM

Capitals Hurricanes NHL odds spread Predators Stars advice

The best bets on the ice for Monday night as the NHL postseason continues with some pivotal Game 3s.   Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes Moneyline: Capitals +115, Hurricanes -125 Puckline: Capitals +1.5 goals (-230), Hurricanes -1.5 goals (+200) Betting Total: 6.0...

Monday, April 15, 2019, 6:27 PM