Andrew Wilson was born in Toronto, Canada, and he is a passionate Toronto sports fan, spending much of his free time following, watching and occasionally attending live sports matches.
While he loves his Toronto teams, his biggest sports passion is the National Football League. Have spent his youth playing football, the NFL elicits all the emotions. Growing up, Andrew’s favourite player was Peyton Manning and, even since he left the Indianapolis Colts (and retired from the NFL), his NFL allegiance remains in Indiana.
Andrew’s background does not come from journalism, but the numeric/statistical side of the sporting world. Graduating from the University of Guelph in 2014 with a Bachelor’s of Commerce, Andrew continued his education at George Brown College in Toronto, taking a postgraduate degree in Analytics.
During his time at George Brown College, Andrew began to link his passion for sports and flare with numbers to learn more and even tell a story. The first topic he ever wrote about was the greatest Monday Night Football fantasy performances.
From there he was hooked and teamed up with Canada Sports Betting, contributing his first article, a Toronto Blue Jays season preview, in March of 2015. When it comes to betting, much of Andrew’s attention is on the four major North American leagues.
However, when big events come around (such as March Madness, which he always books the first two days for) and the FIFA World Cup, he knows where to focus his money and energy.
Brandon Quick was born just a few blocks from Louisville's famed Churchill Downs and became a student of racing in his mid-20's. Brandon relies on a comprehensive approach to handicapping that includes detailed study of past performance, a keen understanding of pace, and in-depth pedigree knowledge.
Above all, Brandon believes in creating value and eliminating fringe players by finding the horse most likely to improve or excel under the timing and exact conditions of the race being studied.
Brent Sedo became hooked on horse racing and life on the backstretch when he was very young through a school friend whose father trained a couple horses at Assiniboia Downs.
Together they would pool their money and make $2 quinella bets (the rules on underage betting at the track being a bit lax in those days) hoping to win enough to each buy a burger and fries and have enough left over for bus fare to get home.
Since then he has attended races in five different countries on four different continents including Churchill Downs in Kentucky, Newmarket Race Course in England, Flemington Race Course in Australia, and the Hipidromo in Santiago, Chile, where fans bring their own wine and cheer every race like it’s the Kentucky Derby.
He also saw the great Cigar run his very last race at the 1996 Breeders’ Cup at Woodbine in Toronto. Getting to the races at Saratoga in New York is on his “to-do” list for the summer of 2019. He studied journalism at university and has worked in print and online publishing as a writer and editor for more than 25 years.
Paolo Go dabbles in many things, but writing and sports remain two of his greatest passions. A lifelong fan, Paolo studied the sports world religiously.
He began as a basketball player as a teenager before transitioning into media. He graduated with honours in sports marketing and then pursued his childhood dream of being a sports writer. With credentials in Sportsnet and FanSided, Paolo mainly covers UFC/MMA and NBA with a focus on the Canadian side.
He also covers the NHL, CFL, and NFL. The sports world has changed tremendously over the last ten years mainly due to analytics. We will continue to see more Daryl Morey's and Kyle Dubas's as sports teams and athletes turn to science and computers to continue evolving their games.
As a huge proponent of advanced analytics, Paolo believes stats and metrics are the driver to growing both the sport and the business. But why stop at the sports world? Paolo writes with CSB with this same belief. He is guided by the two "S" principles: Stats and Storytelling.
Combining both fact and narrative, Paolo analyses games like a scientist but writes like a journalist. He occasionally shows his inner fan and can get carried away, but he won't gravitate too far from these principles.
While the facts reveal most of the story, the narrative fills in the intangibles. These two principles also help Paolo craft articles that are easy-to-read, informative, and memorable - so you, the reader, get the best experience and the best results.
Ray McLachlan is a sports writer with a passion for anything competitive, particularly soccer, baseball, cricket, golf and the NFL. Ray will travel to the other side of the world just to catch a game as for him there’s nothing better than a live sporting event.
Ray has been writing about sport as long as he can remember, and he's especially interested in statistics and numbers - he's the guy who's always got a big stat up his sleeve.
Roy Larking is a sports fan since birth, with the Red Wings, Tigers, Lions, and Piston as his favorites. He has been fascinated by sports gambling world since taking part in Hockey Night in Canada 10-cent squares pool amongst his neighbours in late 1960's.
Now hanging out in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, StatsGuru earned his nickname partly due to the Fantasy Football records he produced in the early days of the Internet. Tracking and forecasting sports Championship futures odds is a year-round passion.
Zahir Gilani has dedicated himself to being a multi disciplinary gambler and he strives to be excellent across the board. He has made a final table at the world series of poker, has hit all 6 points on a craps table, and can play several versions of blackjack at an above average level.
Needless to say he is always looking to improve. As a sports bettor, the same applies. The key to being a profitable sports bettor, in his eyes, requires a few simple qualities. However just because something is simple doesn't make it easy.
Focus on what you are good at and do it to the best of your ability. Even if its one trick, done well, can be profitable for a lifetime.