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Brian Edwards - About Me

Brian Edwards covers football, basketball and the UFC with a special emphasis on SEC football and SEC hoops. He has handicapped for VI since 2002.

Brian is a 1998 graduate of the University of Florida. After working as a sports writer in the Atlanta area for nearly two years, Edwards joined Vegas Insider in March of 2000.

Brian is a regular guest on radio shows all across the country. During football season, he is a weekly guest on the The Paul Howard Show in Las Vegas, The Sharp and Benning Show on 1620 The Zone in Omaha and the Chris Vernon Show in Memphis. Brian has also made appearances on Chad Millman's podcast on ESPN.com, Mad Dog Radio, ESPN Nashville and ESPN 1100 in Las Vegas

Brian has had by-lines in ESPN the Magazine. In 2011, he correctly predicted the season win totals for four of five SEC teams the publication featured in its preseason Top 25. His articles have also been seen in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, GamecockCentral.com and The Linemakers. His Saturday college football picks in the Review-Journal in 2012 cashed at an incredible 48-18-1 clip (73%).

On Dec. 26 of 2009, Brian beat every member of the national media to the news of Urban Meyer's resignation as the head football coach at the University of Florida. Of course, Meyer changed his mind the next day, but VI was the website that provided that stunning news first. Also, Brian alerted bettors to the pending suspensions of 20 FSU football players prior to the Music City Bowl in '07, suggesting that gamblers immediately play Kentucky -1 because the line was going to be heavily adjusted. As it turned out, Brian advised VI readers to then come back with FSU +9 (the adjusted number) so when the 'Cats won by seven, the perfect 'middle' gave gamblers multiple winners.

Brian hosted VI's radio show, The Power Hours, on Thursday nights from 2005-2012.

Brian is a life-long fan of the Florida Gators, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks and the Atlanta Falcons.

Brian is also a big fan of Steve Spurrier, Charles Barkley, the Van Gundys, Bill Raftery, Jon Gruden and Matt Brown. On the flip side, Brian is not a fan of Roger Clemens, Alex Rodriguez, Kobe Bryant, Mark May, Chris Webber and Craig James.

You can check out more of his work at BrianEdwardsSports.com.

For daily sports gambling analysis, you can follow Brian on twitter at Vegasbedwards.

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By Brian Edwards
Posted 02/15/2017 at 11:52 AM

Since dropping back-to-back nail-biters at South Carolina and vs. Vanderbilt, Florida has ripped off seven straight wins and in doing so, has looked every bit the part of a legit contender for the national title.

However, last night's 114-95 win at Auburn might have come at a costly price. John Egbunu went down with a leg/knee injury in the first half and didn't return. Egbunu, who is averaging 7.8 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots per game, will have an MRI today in Gainesville to determine the severity of the injury.

UF's second-year head coach Mike White told the assembled media, "We're hoping for the best. He's very important to the Gators."

Canyon Barry scored a season-high 30 points for the Gators, who remained atop the SEC standings in a first-place tie with Kentucky, which rolled to a blowout win at home over Tennessee last night. Barry hit 8-of-17 shots from the field, including 3-of-5 from 3-point range, but he missed one free throw in 12 attempts. Barry, the grad transfer from Charleston who is the youngest son of Hall of Famer Rick Barry, had set a school record with 42 consecutive makes at the charity stripe by using his father's 'granny-style' shot before one rimmed out on him in the first half.

UF has beaten Auburn 10 straight times, including nine in a row at Auburn. The current seven-game winning streak is the longest of White's brief tenure since replacing Billy Donovan.

Seven players scored in double figures, including Egbunu in just eight minutes of playing time. He already had 10 points and four rebounds.

KeVaughn Allen needed only four shots from the field to score 17 points. The sophomore from Little Rock, ARK., made both of his launches from 3-point land and buried 9-of-10 from the FT line. Devin Robinson added 14 points, six boards and a pair of steals.

Justin Leon picked up his work on the glass in Egbunu's absence. The senior forward finished with 10 points and eight rebounds. Senior guard Kasey Hill contributed 11 points and 12 assists, while junior guard Chris 'Cheese' Chiozza had 11 points and a pair of steals.

The difference between a bid on Selection Sunday or not the last two seasons has been about free-throw shooting, but UF connected on 37-of-42 attempts (88.1%) last night. The Gators went 11-of-19 from long distance (57.9%).

Florida is 6-1 against the spread during its seven-game winning streak, winning by margins of nine or more every time out. Six of the seven wins have come by at least 12 and five have come by 19 or more.

The Gators return to action Saturday night at The Hump in Starkville, where they'll face Mississippi St. The Bulldogs lost a 79-72 decision at Georgia last night, but they took the cash as nine-point road underdogs at Stegeman Coliseum.

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By Brian Edwards
Posted 10/18/2016 at 01:45 PM

1-Patriots
2-Vikings
3-Falcons
4-Seahawks
5-Cowgirls
6-Steelers
7-Broncos
8-Cardinals
9-Redskins
10-Bills
11-Packers
12-Eagles
13-Chiefs
14-Raiders
15-Giants
16-Lions
17-Bengals
18-Ravens
19-Texans
20-Saints
21-Chargers
22-Panthers
23-Rams
24-Colts
25-Titans
26-Bucs
27-Dolphins
28-Jags
29-Bears
30-Jets
31-49ers
32-Browns

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2016-2017 NFL #3 Guaranteed Leader: +741
2015-2016 NCAA FB #3 Guaranteed Leader: +856
2014-2015 NCAA BK #3 Money Leader: +764
2014-2015 NCAA BK #2 Guaranteed Leader: +1,195
2013-2014 NCAA FB #2 Guaranteed Leader: +580
2012-2013 NBA Guaranteed Leader: +2,564
2012-2013 NCAA FB #2 Money Leader: +2,527
2012-2013 NCAA FB Percent Leader: 63%
2011-2012 NFL #2 Percent Leader: 60%
2011-2012 NFL #2 Guaranteed Leader: +1,086
2010-2011 NCAA BK #3 Money Leader: +1,461
2010-2011 NCAA BK #3 Percent Leader: 55%
14-3 all-time record in BCS Championship Games
9-2 Super Bowl record since 2009
2008-2009 NCAA BK #2 Over-Under Leader: +995
2007-2008 NCAA BK Over-Under Leader: +1,405
2006-2007 NFL Over-Under Leader: +1,120
2006-2007 NFL Member Leader: +1,155
2006-2007 NBA #2 Money Leader: +1,415
2006-2007 NBA #2 Percent Leader: 54%
2004 MLB Money Leader: +5,760
2004-2005 NCAA FB #3 Percent Leader: 57%

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