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.
The FIFA Women's World Cup in 2019 will showcase the rapid growth of the sport. Sides like Germany and the United States continue to be the favorites to win most international competitions, but teams like Japan, Spain, France and the Netherlands have a strong shot at upsetting traditional powers. Kickoff begins in Paris at the Parc Des Prince on June 7th, 2019, with the World Cup finals championship determined on July 7th.
With less than two months left of the NHL, now is a good time to revisit the odds for the 2019 Calder Trophy winner. A few rookies have made an impact in their debut season. However, one name in the league is above everyone else.
For the third time in four years, the Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide will play for the BCS National Championship. The two football powerhouses split their first two meetings, making this year’s Finals all the juicier. The Crimson Tide open as 5.5-point favourites over the Tigers. The rematch is great for NCAA football, and if the two previous Championship games are any indicator, fans are in for excitement. Of course, no one should forget, Alabama bullied Clemson in the playoff Semi-Finals, beating them 24-6.
The first tennis major of the year gets underway on January 14 in Melbourne. The men’s side of the bracket remains dominated by the three with Djokovic opening as the favourite to win his seventh title. The women’s side is much more open and interesting, but looking at the odds, a recent finalist could be the best bet to win her first title in Melbourne.
The MLS Cup Finals takes place in Atlanta on Saturday night between Atlanta United FC and the Portland Timbers. Will Atlanta's historic season end with a championship or can Portland capture its second MLS Championship in four years?