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TheLines.com provides reliable content about the legal sports betting industry. We focus on giving our users the tools and analysis to become better bettors. You can read more about our editorial guidelines here.

TheLines is one of the top national sports sites in the Catena Media network. TheLines is an independently owned and operated commercial organization. It is not directly affiliated with any one sports betting or gaming website.

Our mission

To make better bettors through expert analysis and the latest sports betting tools and resources.

Meet TheLines Content team

Stephen Andress, Managing Editor

Stephen Andress has served as the Managing Editor for TheLines.com since March 2021. He began his career as a sports anchor and reporter in Eugene, Oregon, before moving to Louisville, KY. He covered the Kentucky Derby, Sugar Bowl, and three consecutive Final Fours there. Stephen later won an Emmy while working for the Indianapolis Colts. More recently, he produced content for the PGA TOUR and multiple fantasy football and sports betting websites. Nothing has excited him more in his career than seeing legalized sports betting in the United States and the opportunity to share his knowledge and enthusiasm for it.

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Eli Hershkovich, Lead Sports Betting Writer

Eli Hershkovich is a lead sports betting writer for TheLines.com. He’s been gambling for over a decade. He aims to provide readers with data and market insight to help lead to winning bets. Eli specializes in college basketball, NFL, MLB, and the sports gambling landscape, but is most well-known for his futures bets on the hardwood. Regardless of his success wagering on college hoops, he still hasn’t forgiven Virginia (and the refs) for ruining his 100-1 Texas Tech futures bet in the 2019 NCAA Tournament.

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Mo Nuwwarah, Lead Writer

Mo Nuwwarah got his start in gambling early, making his first sports bet on his beloved Fab Five against the UNC Tar Heels in the 1993 NCAA tournament. He lost $5 to his dad and returned to sports betting years later during a 15-year run in the poker industry. A 2011 journalism graduate from Nebraska-Omaha, he combines those skills with his love of sports and statistics to help bettors make more informed decisions with a focus on pro football, baseball, and basketball.

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Giovanni Shorter, News Writer

Giovanni Shorter is a sports enthusiast and writer passionate about the legal and industry side of the sports betting market. Giovanni got his education from Florida State University, where he honed his writing style, writing narratives and short stories. He has spent his professional career covering sports and entertainment through articles and blogs and continues to look at the industry from multiple angles. He focuses on breaking news in the sports betting world, regulatory updates from legalized and emerging markets, and the latest sports betting promotions for TheLines.

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Matt Burke, Managing Evergreen Editor

Matt Burke is the Managing Editor of Evergreen Content at TheLines.com. He is the Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of MetroBet, a digital and print sports betting platform. He was the Executive Sports Editor at Metro US Newspapers (New York, Philadelphia, Boston) from 2014-2020. Matt has covered Super Bowls and Final Fours, and his work has appeared for Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, the Eagle Tribune, Gloucester Daily Times and Newburyport Daily News. Matt is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.

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Bill Gelman, Lead Evergreen Writer

Bill Gelman is a lead writer with TheLines and Catena Media. He has previously covered sports betting and online casino news for PlayNJ and PlayPennsylvnia, among other Catena Media sites. Bill is no stranger to the Atlantic City sports betting scene, especially during Super Bowl and March Madness betting seasons. He appears regularly on the WhyEaglesWhy YouTube podcast where everything and anything Eagles is fair game. Before joining Catena Media in 2019, Bill covered the first and only Super Bowl Parade in Philadelphia Eagles history. He would’ve been there again in 2023 if his Birds hadn’t blown a 10-point lead.

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Meet TheLines Contributors

Juan Carlos Blanco, Contributing Writer

As a writer and editor for the last decade, Juan Carlos Blanco has been immersed in the sports news, fantasy sports, and sports betting spaces. His work, which has encompassed coverage of the NFL, MLB, NBA, G League, CFL, and various spring pro football leagues, has appeared on a host of different sites throughout those industry segments, including TheLines.com, Legal Sports Report, NJ.com, RotoWire, RotoBaller, Pro Football Network, CBS Sports and NBA.com.

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Dave Bontempo, Contributing Writer

Dave Bontempo, who writes extensively on the emergence of legalized sports betting, is a recipient of the Sam Taub Award for Broadcast Excellence by the Boxing Writers Association of America. He has broadcast boxing for all the major networks over the last four decades and is a member of the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame and the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame. His work can also be seen at the Press of Atlantic City and iGamingPlayer.

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Brett Gibbons, Contributing Writer

Brett is an avid sports traveler and former Division-I football recruiter for Bowling Green and Texas State. He graduated from BGSU and worked as an auditor for Google content curation products. During his young writing career, he contributed to Sports Illustrated and Fansided. He currently contributes to TheLines regularly, focusing on college football and the NFL.

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John Haslbauer, Golf Contributing Writer

John Haslbauer writes about golf betting and advanced golf metrics for TheLines.com. He is a passionate golf fan, writer, and (casual) golfer. A graduate of Syracuse University, John works out of Jersey City as a Director of Media Strategy for HBO and HBO Max. He created the website thepgatout.com at the start of 2021 and is active on Twitter (@PGATout). No, he is not a tout. The Twitter handle is a joke. Touts are lame. We hate touts.

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Josh Lander, Contributing Writer

Josh Lander has a Bachelor’s in Broadcast & Print Journalism from the University of Missouri. He has been freelancing for Catena since 2019. He started the NBA Coast 2 Coast show with his cohost Nate Weitzer for TheLines YouTube page, providing analysis for NBA betting, including during the postseason. His work has been published on ESPN.com and NESN.com.

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Jeffrey Schreiber, Contributing Writer

Jeffrey Schreiber is a sports writer with TheLines and Catena Media. Jeff is a recent college graduate with a background in finance and analytics. He aims to provide readers with data and information behind the “why” to make a bet. His most memorable betting moment came during the divisional round of the 2022 NFL playoffs when he turned $37 in same-game parlay bets into $25,000.

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Evan Scrimshaw, Contributing Writer

Evan Scrimshaw is a writer covering politics and sports. A fan of analytics and numbers, his understanding of data is crucial to his writing about political races and various sports. He covers the latest election odds for TheLines, focusing on Republican and Democratic debates and any potential odds shifts from key political events.

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Derek Wagner, Contributing Writer

Derek is an avid sports fan. His favorite teams are the Chicago Bears, Illinois men’s basketball team, and Alabama college football team. He’s been gambling for the last ten years and specializes in NFL and college basketball.

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Nate Wetizer, Contributing Writer

Nate Weitzer has been covering sports betting and daily fantasy sports at Catena Media for several years, focusing on the NBA, NFL, and MLB. He hosts a popular NBA betting show on the PlayPicks YouTube channel called Coast 2 Coast. When he’s not writing about gambling, Weitzer often covers high school sports in the greater Boston area for outlets such as The Boston Globe or plays basketball himself.

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