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‘Jeopardy!’ star James Holzhauer to enter Westgate SuperContest

Updated July 25, 2019 - 6:22 pm

Before James Holzhauer returns to “Jeopardy!” in November for the show’s Tournament of Champions, the professional sports bettor will test his handicapping skills in the 2019 Westgate SuperContest.

The Las Vegan, who won $2.4 million during his 32-game “Jeopardy!” winning streak, is expected to enter the country’s most prestigious NFL handicapping contest at 10 a.m. Friday.

“This is my first time entering any sort of ATS contest,” Holzhauer told the Review-Journal in an email. “It feels a little like flipping coins to me. I certainly would bet the under on a final winning percentage of 55.”

Eric Kahane, of Irvine, California, went 59-25-1 (70.2 percent) last season to win the $1.4 million first-place prize and top a record field of 3,123 entries.

The 2019 SuperContest field is up to 947 entries who paid $1,500 each and will pick five weekly NFL sides against the spread during the regular season.

The $5,000-entry, winner-take-all SuperContest Gold has 26 entries.

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Contact reporter Todd Dewey at tdewey@reviewjournal.com. Follow @tdewey33 on Twitter.

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