Charles Jay

CHARLES JAY, a contributor to BangTheBook.com, is one of the most experienced sports betting writers in America, as he has written more than 10,000 pieces specifically for the industry over the last seven years. At one time employed as an editorial consultant with USA Network, he is also a former syndicated radio talk show host (American Radio Networks) and has also done color commentary on boxing events in the past for Prime Network (now known as Fox SportsNet). He is a veteran of more than a decade and a half working within the professional sports industry, and has been handicapping sporting events for over 25 years. In addition to this, he has compiled specialty odds for a number of online sportsbook operations and media outlets.

Recent Contributor News

NBA Betting — Thunder Has Room to Improve For Game 2

What more can you say about the Oklahoma City Thunder? They faced a San Antonio Spurs team that had lost only once at home during the regular season and beat them twice at the AT&T Center in the playoffs. Now they have gone toe-to-toe with the Golden State Warriors, who lost only two home games during the season, and they won the opener of the Western Conference finals in the Bay Area. And the

2 years ago

NBA Odds – Cavs Headed “Downtown” Against Raptors?

The Cleveland Cavaliers figured that one of the things they genuinely lacked against the Golden State Warriors in last year's NBA Finals was legitimate three-point KO power, and if you are going to try and trade points with the world champions, who have the likes of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson in the fold, you better be able to hit the long ball. Well, if there is one conclusion we can come to a

2 years ago

NBA Playoffs — Spurs Can Be KO’d By Thunder on Thursday

All of a sudden, the San Antonio Spurs are on the ropes, subject to a Thursday night elimination at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder.And it is not unexplainable at all.The Spurs, who became one of only 19 NBA teams to win at least 65 games during the regular season (although their accomplishment was somewhat overshadowed by the Golden State Warriors and their record-setting run), find themse

2 years ago

NBA Odds – Warriors Can Close Blazers Out at Home

Well, the Portland Trail Blazers snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in Game 2 of their Western Conference semi-final series against the Golden State Warriors, but they were able to bounce back from that huge disappointment behind a barrage from their star point guard. But can they do that for a second time, for the purposes of staving off elimination? This is the situation as the Blazers, do

2 years ago

NBA Odds — Curry in Doubt as Blazers Seek to Even Series

Are the Golden State Warriors hung up on redemption? Well, take a look at the way they have handled their losses this season – the defending world champions have lost eleven times; they have won after each of the previous ten losses, and by an average of 15.8 points. So it wouldn’t necessarily be a big surprise if they came back from the defeat they suffered to the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 3

2 years ago

NBA Betting — Game 4: Curry Likely Back For Warriors

If there was a party for the Houston Rockets, it may be over. The Golden State Warriors had been shelving Stephen Curry, the reigning MVP and league’s leading scorer, as he dealt with a sprained ankle, and with the series now in danger of getting evened up by the Rockets on Sunday afternoon, head coach Steve Kerr may no longer be able to afford that luxury. So it is likely that Curry is going to b

2 years ago

Can Warriors Handle Rockets Without Curry Again?

Well, the Golden State Warriors have demonstrated that they can take the measure of the Houston Rockets even without the reigning Most Valuable Player. Now they may have to go along that path again on Thursday night, but this time they would have to prove it on the road. After two victories in the friendly confines of the Oracle Arena, Golden State now ventures to the Toyota Center for a 9:35 PM E

2 years ago

NBA Playoff Odds — Rockets Seek Tweaks For Game 2 vs. Warriors

For the most part, the Houston Rockets tried to “get small” to effectively match up against the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series. The problem is that they PLAYED small. VERY small. And that is something that has to be corrected in a hurry if they are going to be competitive at all in this best-of-seven set, where Game 2 is set for 10

2 years ago

NBA Odds — Warriors vs. Grizz – Want a “Sandwich”?

The Golden State Warriors seemed to come back to life the other night against the San Antonio Spurs, winning a 112-101 decision and clinching the top spot in the Western Conference. Usually at this juncture a team might be tempted to sit some of their best players down, but all indications are that this team is not going to do that. Instead, they will continue to chase history (i.e., the record o

2 years ago

Warriors-Spurs Part 3….And One More To Go

The Golden State Warriors are in a heck of a sport right now. Not only do they have to win their last four games in order to set the record they may have been considered a virtual certainty for not long ago, they are, well, just not playing very well at the moment. There are some distressing signs as they prepare to face the San Antonio Spurs, who are still in the running to snare the #1 seed in t

2 years ago

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