Sam Avellone

CBB & CFB Contributor
Sam was born and raised in the Cleveland, Ohio area and now resides in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a sports information and statistics aficionado providing content to help improve your thought processes and decision making when it comes to sports betting. He has been handicapping college basketball, college football, and NFL for close to a decade while growing his passion for golf and soccer in recent years.
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Nashville, TN
Favorite Sports
Favorite Teams
Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Cavaliers
Nashville SC
South Carolina Gamecocks
Greatest Betting Win
My favorite sports betting memory was during March Madness 2018 when Seton Hall hit a “meaningless” buzzer beater to cover the spread against Kansas. It was my first time being in Las Vegas for the tournament, and Hall was quite an unpopular pick in that game. The rollercoaster of emotions between Seton Hall backers and Kansas backers during the game was incredible.
Greatest Achievements
+53.83 units, March Madness 2023 69.23% winning percentage, NCAAF Bowl Season & Playoff 2021 +36.95 units, PGA matchup bets 2020 following COVID break Over +120 units across all NFL wagers since 2018.
Sam hails from Cleveland, OH where he graduated from Saint Ignatius High School in 2010. In 2014, Sam graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Marketing and a minor in Sports and Entertainment management.
Sam’s love for fantasy football and poker blossomed into a passion for sports betting in 2014 right around when he graduated from college. His focus quickly became college basketball, college football, and NFL in 2016 and he began handicapping those sports daily. Sam started recording his bets publicly in March of 2018 and has maintained overall profitability across all sports in that time. He even created his own sports blog in 2018 and contributed to it for a season, which ignited his passion for sports writing and content. Sam’s first year with Pickswise was in 2021 when he started as a college basketball writer, and he now covers college football as well.
Favorite betting market / type
Underdog Money Line, Anytime TD Scorer (NFL)
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