The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast

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Paul B
 Jan 31, 2019
Chad and Scooch are excellent!

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Every Tuesday and Thursday this NFL season, Action Network’s Chief Content Officer Chad Millman welcomes his colleague, professional sports gambler Simon Hunter, as they analyze every matchup and select their best bets from the NFL slate. Utilizing Action Network's data-driven analysis, the latest injury news and insider info from Simon's network of professional bettors, together they craft their best bets of the weekend, along with moneyline parlays, totals, survivor pool picks and so much more.

Episode Date
Best Bets for NFL Week 3 | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Two of the Action Network's finest NFL minds finalize their betting card for Sunday's NFL slate, as Chad Millman, Chief Content Officer of the Action Network, welcomes his co-host, professional bettor and best friend Simon Hunter. Together they have a lively discussion covering the Miami Dolphins, the disgusting Jacksonville Jaguars, a trap being laid in Buffalo and so much more. They also walk into a hornet's nest for their scariest weekly pick, and give their survivor pool pick of the week. Are they ready to believe in Kliff Kingsbury this season? Will they back Justin Fields in his first road start? Listen and find out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 23, 2021
NFL Week 3 Gambling Preview | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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After another wild weekend of NFL action, Chad Millman and Simon Hunter of the Action Network return to preview all the betting opportunities of another robust NFL slate. Together they go through every game from Thursday Night Football to Monday Night Football, discussing where they are leaning before they make their picks on Thursday's Best Bets episode. We hear about Aaron Rodgers slipping up in California, a juicy spot for the Baltimore Ravens, why now is the time to back the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars and so much more. CAR HOU (6 MIN) LAC KC (11 MIN) CHI CLE (15 MIN) AZ JAX (18 MIN) WFT BUF (22 MIN) IND TEN (24 MIN) ATL NYG (29 MIN) NO NE (30 MIN) DET BALT (33 MIN) CIN PIT (38 MIN) NYJ DEN (41 MIN) MIA LV (43 MIN) LAR TB (46 MIN) MIN SEA (49 MIN) SF GB (51 MIN) PHL DAL (56 MIN) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 21, 2021
Best Bets for NFL Week 2 | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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The breakdowns are done, the handicapping is nearly finished, and now it's time for Chad Millman and professional bettor Simon Hunter of the Action Network to select their favorite plays for NFL Week 2. They'll give a long hard look to the dreadful Jacksonville Jaguars, along with sharp plays on Miami, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. They'll also dive into whether the Atlanta Falcons live moment is a good or bad sign for their Tuesday bet. Together they work to finalize their card, along with their favorite underdogs, round robin parlays, and a survivor pool pick of the week. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 16, 2021
NFL Week 2 Gambling Preview | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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This week Chad Millman, Chief Content Officer at the Action Network, is joined once again by professional NFL bettor Simon Hunter as they go through the entirety of the NFL board from Thursday to Sunday Night Football. They preview their favorite underdogs and totals, lock in some early picks against the spread, and talk about what Week 1 overreactions to profit against. NYG WAS (7 MIN) JAX DEN (14 MIN) HOU CLE (19 MIN) BUF MIA (22 MIN) LAR IND (27 MIN) SF PHL (32 MIN) SIMON SAYS PICK (32 MIN) CIN CHI (36 MIN) LV PIT (40 MIN) NE NYJ (42 MIN) NO CAR (46 MIN) MIN AZ (47 MIN) HORNETS NEST (49 MIN) LAC DAL (52 MIN) TEN SEA (56 MIN) KC BAL (58 MIN) DET GB (59 MIN) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 14, 2021
Best Bets for NFL Week 1 | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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With the NFL season kicking off tonight, Chad Millman and Simon Hunter of the Action Network take another look at the NFL Week 1 slate to provide their top against the spread picks. Together they dissect the teams they love most, including Washington, Green Bay and lowly Detroit. They select their Big Balls Bet of the Week, they walk into the Hornet's Nest, and so much more. Plus, they build some moneyline parlays that are sure to please NFL bettors everywhere. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 09, 2021
NFL Week 1 Gambling Preview | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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We finally made it! The first week of the NFL season is here and Chad Millman and Simon Hunter of the Action Network return for a deep dive into all 16 games on the NFL slate, from Thursday to Monday Night Football, and everything in between. Chad is the head of content here at the Action Network, and Simon is a seasoned handicapper and professional sports bettor, who frequently shows Chad the proper ways to avoid traps and read the market from a professional gambler's perspective. Together they talk spreads, totals and moneylines, and give their early leans for the NFL Best Bets they'll settle on later this week on our Thursday show. We play a round of Simon Says, where we hold our nose and tail Simon's ugliest pick, and so much more. TB/DAL (7 MIN) TEN/AZ (12 MIN) SEA/IND (15 MIN) WAS/LAC (19 MIN) JAX/HOU (21 MIN) NYJ/CAR (26 MIN) BUF/PIT (29 MIN) CIN/MIN (34 MIN) PHL/ATL (36 MIN) SF/DET (38 MIN) CLE/KC (42 MIN) DEN/NYG (44 MIN) NO/GB (46 MIN) NE/MIA (49 MIN) CHI/LAR (51 MIN) LV/BAL (52 MIN) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 07, 2021
AFC West Betting Preview | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast, part of The Action Network
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Chad Millman and Simon Hunter are very different people. Chad is a seasoned media executive and a founding force at the Action Network, where he serves as the Chief Content Officer. Simon Hunter is a professional sports bettor, who joined the Action Network to help Chad turn his football picks into winners. Together, these best friends are created podcast magic, and generated a top 2% entry in last year's national NFL pick 'em content. This season, they are back in the saddle to churn out winning bets every week of the year. But first, they conclude their preseason division-by-division breakdowns across the AFC and NFC. Today's final installment is the AFC West, where Chad and Simon tackle the Chargers resurgence, the lack of Chiefs value, and some longshot bets on wily Raiders. And next week they return for Week 1 picks to kickoff the NFL season! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 02, 2021
NFC West Division Betting Preview | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Kliff Kingsbury haters, rejoice! The long-awaited NFC West episode of our division-by-division gambling guides has finally dropped. Chad Millman and professional sports bettor Simon Hunter of the Action Network go team-by-team to cover one of the most competitive divisions in the NFL, with great quarterback play from Russell Wilson, great defense in San Francisco, and great late-season collapses from Kliff Kingsbury. The guys also discuss the New Orleans Saints stadium situation, and Mac Jones as the starter in New England. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 31, 2021
AFC South Betting Preview w/guest Darius Butler | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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We continue of NFL divisional gambling previews with the NFC South this week, and Action Network Chief Content Officer Chad Millman is joined by professional sports gambler Simon Hunter to break it all down. The guys also welcome on 9-year NFL defensive back, AFC South veteran, and co-host of the Man To Man Podcast Darius Butler onto the show to discuss Urban Meyer's arrival, the Colts quarterback situation, and so much more. Plus, just how bad with the Houston Texans be this year? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 26, 2021
College Football Update with Brett McMurphy | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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One of the most decorated reporters in college football has come to the Action Network! And no surprise, Brett McMurphy has hit the ground running. He joins Chad Millman and Simon Hunter to talk about his recent reporting on the University of Nebraska, the culture of credit on the college football beat, and his preseason bowl predictions. He also answers a number of earnest questions from fanboy Simon, who wonders how Brett leverages his information to break news vs. gaining a betting edge, and just how many phones he has. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 24, 2021
NFC South Division Betting Preview | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Every season, Chad Millman hates on the NFC South. He criticizes the lack of narrative. The lack of national appeal. He even complains about the forgettable helmets and logos of the NFC South teams. Even producing the Super Bowl winner cannot change his mind. So today is the perfect day for the content leader of the Action Network to be joined by his best friend and Action Network colleague Simon Hunter, so that our beloved professional sports betting companion can talk some sense into him. Together they break down where the value lies in this division, including a lot of love for Matt Ryan. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 19, 2021
AFC East Division Betting Preview | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Despite Chad Millman's best attempts at making this an entirely Chicago Bears podcast moving forward, he and his co-host, professional bettor Simon Hunter, dive deep into the AFC East for a rollicking discussion on futures values, fading public perception on Buffalo, and intellectual honesty. The Action Network duo also discuss the value that remains in New England, and the looming Cam Newton injury that could spoil everything. Plus, plenty of Justin Fields hype to get your gambling day going. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 17, 2021
NFC East Division Betting Preview with Chris Raybon | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Joining Chad Millman and Simon Hunter of The Action Network this week is their colleague Chris Raybon, one of the brightest mind in NFL betting and fantasy working today. Together they preview the gritty NFC East, which should prove a slog this season, as is tradition. They give out their favorite picks from a win total and futures perspective, and Simon gives his spiel on why bettors should always fade the Dallas Cowboys every season. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 12, 2021
College Football Betting Preview with Collin Wilson | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Fresh from a root canal, the heroic Simon Hunter joins Chad Millman of the Action Network to welcome on their colleague, college football gambling expert Collin Wilson. Together they discuss Collin's favorite college football preseason best bets, including looks at the Utah Utes and Oklahoma Sooners. They discuss what teams he's high and low on, plus what teams have a real shot at the College Football Playoff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 10, 2021
AFC North + NFC North Division Previews | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast, part of The Action Network
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The NFL season is quickly approaching, and Chad Millman and professional gambler Simon Hunter of the Action Network are ready to break down every division in the NFL from a preseason betting perspective. First up are the AFC and NFC North, as they discuss what teams they're buying before Week One, what teams may have value all season long and just how bad Dan Campbell's Lions are going to be. This Action Network duo will return every week leading up the NFL regular season to cover every Division from top to bottom, in order to you, the American Sports Gambler, even better! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 05, 2021
NFL Betting News Update | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Fans are rejoicing as our show transitions to an all-football, all-the-time format, starting now and running through the end of the NFL season. Soon Chad Millman and Simon Hunter of the Action Network will be going division-by-division to discuss everything gamblers need to know. But first, they welcome on Action Network expert Samantha Previte, who updates the guys on all the major storylines coming out of training camps this week. How will injuries, suspensions and generally icky situations impact bettors (and fantasy players) leading up to Week 1? Who should we avoid backing? What quarterbacks are winning their QB battles? And why is Chad trying to ruin Tik Tok for everyone? All this and so much more from The Action Network's best. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 03, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome w/Stuckey + Collin Wilson | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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For our Thunderdome Grand Finale, Chad Millman welcomes back past champion Collin Wilson, along with trivia kingpin Stuckey, his longtime podcast co-host. Together they will battle against pro gambler Simon Hunter in the final 2021 edition of our weekly battle of wagers and wits, before The Favorites turns into a twice-a-week football content factory all season long. Stuckey and Collin move next week to the Action Network's all-new college sports betting podcast "Big Bets On Campus," which will debut in time for their beloved conference preview episodes all month long. But this week, there can only be one winner. Can Stuckey the trivia master claim victory? Will Simon earn a surprise win? Listen in and find out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 29, 2021
MLB Betting Update | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Batter up, gamblers! There may be plenty of Hot QB Talk in the NFL these days, but after Chad Millman and Simon Hunter catch up on the latest football happenings, they welcome on Action Network baseball experts BJ Cunningham and Collin Whitchurch to discuss the 2021 MLB season this far, and what bets they are eyeing as the postseason picture starts coming into view in the weeks ahead. The trade deadline is a great time to speculate from a betting perspective, so what teams should we be buying right now? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 27, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome w/Chris Mannix | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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This week guest host Kristen Lachtman, Action's HR boss, is joined inside the Thunderdome by the extremely non-HR-friendly Simon Hunter, along with Action NBA writer Matt Moore and Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix, host of the Volume Podcast Network show Boxing: With Chris Mannix. Together they tackle Olympic basketball, Space Jam, and so much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 22, 2021
The State of American Sports Betting | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Every state in the Union would like a little more cash. Solving budgetary shortcomings has been a longstanding issue coast-to-coast. Legalized sports betting offered states the promise of increased cash flow into their coffers. So three years after the PASPA repeal, where do we stand? Chad Millman and Simon Hunter are joined by the Action Network's lead legislative reporter Ryan Butler, who takes us through where every state stands in the legalization process. Where is betting legal? What new states are coming on-board in the near future? And which states are going to offer full-on mobile wagering by this upcoming NFL season? All this and so much more on a very special episode of The Favorites. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 20, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome w/Maria Konnikova | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Sest-selling author, Ph.D and poker champion Maria Konnikova enters the Thunderdome this week to compete against Action Network contestants as host Chad Millman mocks and upbraids all of them without mercy. Today they answer questions covering the Ivy League, athletes who love poker, Paul Revere and so much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 15, 2021
NFC Win Total Best Bets | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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We head this week to the NFC as Chad Millman welcomes professional gambler Simon Hunter and Action Network analyst Raheem Palmer on to talk all things NFL Win Totals across the NFC. Are the Bears undervalued? Does Matthew Stafford matter? And is Washington the most underrated team in the NFL right now? All this and more and Training Camp season approaches for the NFL. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 13, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome w/GiraffeNeckMarc | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Marc Luino, better known by his social media handle GiraffeNeckMarc, joins Chad Millman inside the Thursday Thunderdome as he competes with Simon Hunter and Action Network Mr. Everything Danny Donahue in our epic battle of wagers and wits. The baseball fanatic and YouTube king will face stiff competition and Chad tosses out questions about contracts, Canada and so much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 08, 2021
AFC Win Total Best Bets | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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With the NFL training camps approaching in the weeks ahead, host Chad Millman welcomes pro gambler Simon Hunter and Action Network handicapper Raheem Palmer on to discuss their favorite win totals for the AFC. But first, the trio touches on the NBA Finals, which tips off tonight between the Bucks and Suns, and Simon gives a sneak peak into the hiring process of a Vegas runner. Want to work for a professional gambler? Better get your mother on the phone. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 06, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome w/Morten Andersen | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Pro Football Hall of Fame kicker Morten Andersen enters the Thunderdome this week, as host Chad Millman pits him against his Great Dane Nation podcast producer Tom Carroll, a.k.a. TommyFreezePops, and Favorites' co-host Simon Hunter. The Copenhagen native and the 2nd-leading scorer in NFL history, Andersen has his work cut out for him in our battle of wagers and wits, tackling questions about the future of the NFL, Denmark, 1982 and so much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 02, 2021
Betting NBA Conference Finals w/Justin Phan and Matt Moore | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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The NBA is barreling to a thrilling conclusion, as four franchises with just one title between them battle it out on a quest for glory. Also on a quest for glory is co-host Simon Hunter, whose beloved England wages metaphorical war versus Germany in EURO 2020 while this show recorded, much to the delight of host Chad Millman. After Simon gets himself under control, Action Network NBA betting experts Justin Phan and Matt Moore join the show to break down where the gambling value lies with the Bucks, Clippers and Suns, and discuss what the sharpest angles are to play in this thrilling end to a unique season. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 29, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome w/Moneyline Monaco | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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We have our first Thunderdome rematch, as host Chad Millman welcomes back Collin Wilson and Alex Monaco to square off against his co-host and best friend Simon Hunter in our weekly battle of wagers and wits. Together they will tackle great moments in Western New York history, as well as EURO 2020 and the reality TV / pro sports crossovers. It's anybody's game this week! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 17, 2021
Ranking NFL QB Situations | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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With NFL training camps looming, host Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter invite on Action Network NFL fantasy expert Matthew Freedman to rank every NFL quarterback room. While some may be top-heavy, most are only one injury away from potential disaster. Together they look through a gambling lens to see which teams are sitting pretty, which teams are in need of an upgrade, and which teams may be sitting on a time bomb. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 15, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome with ESPN's Jordan Schultz | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast, part of The Action Network
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NBA analyst and co-host of the Pull Up Podcast with CJ McCollum, our guest Jordan Schultz enters the Thursday Thunderdome to square off against Simon Hunter and beloved and very hoarse editor Michael Leboff this week. Host Chad Millman will cover manager ejections, famous autographs and all things 2005 in our epic test of wagers and wits. Leboff may still be basking in the glow of another Islanders victory, but he'll need to get his head in the game to avoid embarrassment this week. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 10, 2021
NBA Playoff Gambling Update with Chris Mannix | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast, part of The Action Network
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Sports Illustrated Senior Writer Chris Mannix joins Chad Millman and Simon Hunter this week to discuss all things betting in the NBA Playoffs, as the reeling Bucks have given way to the surging Nets in the minds of books and gamblers everywhere. Later on, Long Island's own Michael Leboff re-joins for his weekly update on the Islanders, and host Chad continues to refuse a trip to the Nassau Coliseum for an experience Leboff promises will be as "violent" as it is memorable. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 08, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome with 76ers CEO Scott O'Neil | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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One of the most admired executives in professional sports enters the Thunderdome this week as Scott O'Neil, CEO of Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment, tests his skills against pro gambler Simon Hunter and Action Network NBA writer Matt Moore. Host Chad Millman leads our weekly test of wagers and wits, and together they discuss deviled eggs, Moses Malone, pooping your pants, and so much more. O'Neil, who serves as CEO of both the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils, is also author of the new book "Be Where Your Feet Are: Seven Principles to Keep You Present, Grounded and Thriving," available now. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 03, 2021
NFL Season Win Totals, Aliens and the Islanders | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Action Network Director of Predictive Analytics Sean Koerner joins Chad Millman and Simon Hunter to discuss NFL win totals they are targeting for the upcoming 2021 season. Later, the guys dive into a quick discussion on alien lifeforms, before welcoming on editor Michael Leboff for a quick update on the NHL's lovable underdog New York Islanders. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 01, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome w/Buster Scher | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Entering the Thunderdome this week is Hoops Nation founder Buster Scher, as he battles Action Network gambling experts Raheem Palmer and Simon Hunter, as longtime host Chad Millman cackles with delight. Together they'll answer questions about Larry Bird, Tim Tebow, the 1996 NBA Draft and so much more. Enthusiasts of sports betting, trivia and good times can all rejoice: it's Thursday! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 27, 2021
NBA and NHL Playoffs Betting Update | The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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Summer is nearly upon us, and that means the NBA and NHL Playoffs are in full swing. Host Chad Millman and his professional gambler companion open the show discussing how easy it is to hold $100,000 in your hands, along with the wisdom of owning "a burner car." But as we move on to actionable, best-in-class content, Brandon Anderson and Michael Walton of the Action Network join to break down the latest in the NBA Playoff gambling markets, including evasive answers regarding whether or not "the Bucks are back." And finally, Action Network NHL editor and in-house raconteur, the effervescent Michael Leboff, joins to discuss the NHL Playoffs and his beloved New York Islanders, infuriating Chad several times in the process. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 25, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome w/Jenkins and Jonez | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Three of the most popular figures in the NBA podcast world join the show, as LaJethro Jenkins, DragonflyJonez and Mike Guardabascio of the Jenkins and Jonez Podcast enter the Thursday Thunderdome. Host Chad Millman pits this hilarious threesome against his BFF Simon Hunter in our beloved battle of wagers and wits. Comes for the laughs, but stay for the blatant attacks on Mike's father! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 20, 2021
NBA Playoffs Betting Preview | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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The Play-In Tournament is looming and to break down all the NBA postseason action our hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter welcome two special guests onto the show. Malik Smith is a beloved Action Network NBA editor and one of the coolest customers in sports betting media. Matt Moore is a veteran NBA journalist and one of the most well-connected writers covering the league today. Together the foursome preview all the action, including a Lakers vs. Warriors matchup that has the NBA buzzing, the chances of a star willing his team to a championship, and so much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 18, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome w/Dave Fleming | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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To celebrate everything from famous fights to failed drug tests, host Chad Millman welcomes pro bettor Simon Hunter into the Thunderdome, where he is joined by Action Network NBA expert Michael Walton and ESPN Senior Writer Dave Fleming. Together they engage is our epic battle of wagers and wits to cover hand modeling, funnel cakes, and urine-soaked hay. So let's have some fun! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 13, 2021
NBA and NHL Playoffs Sneak Preview | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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With so much going on in the world of sports betting, host Chad Millman takes a moment to ladle from his deep trough of empathy, asking co-host Simon Hunter about his recent breakup and the journey of self-discovery that's followed. The self-described "weird dude" and professional gambler has picked up the pieces of his life and moved on, and we here at The Favorites are here for him. Following that heavy-hearted voyage, the guys welcome NBA experts Matt Moore and Raheem Palmer on the program to talk all things betting in the NBA as the playoffs loom. Are the Knicks a team to sell? Will the Lakers flounder? Has Westbrook tarnished the triple-double? And finally, the crew welcomes "the straw that stirs the drink" at the Action Network: editor and hockey fanatic Michael Leboff. They preview all the action on the ice for a league that STILL hasn't nailed down exactly when its own playoff season will begin. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 11, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome with Tiki Barber | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Legendary running back Tiki Barber enters our Thursday Thunderdome this week, joining host Chad Millman and contestants Simon Hunter and Amanda Rose in our epic battle of wagers and wits. Our contestants provide terrific responses to our open-ended prompts, and Tiki shares some incredible stories about Deion Sanders, Michael Jordan, and many more! It's a wild ride, so fasten your seat belts and enjoy! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 06, 2021
NFL Draft Betting Recap | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast, part of The Action Network
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Now that the dust has settled in Cleveland, Chad Millman and Simon Hunter are joined by Matthew Freedman to discuss the gambling impact of the NFL Draft. Freedman made almost 300 individual bets on the Draft and finished very strong, and Simon rode some inside information to a payday of his own. And to kick things off, Chad discusses the recent – and very exciting – sale of The Action Network to Better Collective, and how it will influence the company moving forward. Plus, we talk Justin Fields, Aaron Rodgers, and so much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 04, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome w/Jason Benetti | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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The television voice of the Chicago White Sox enters the Thunderdome as Jason Benetti joins Chad Millman, professional gambler Simon Hunter and Action Network data maven Samantha Previte in our weekly battle of wagers and wits. Today they tackle turtle races, motivational tactics, the least entertaining moments in sports, and so much more. Sports gambling enthusiasts, sports fans, and White Sox faithful rejoice: we've got an epic show in store! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 29, 2021
The Gambler's Guide to the NFL Draft | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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With the 2021 NFL Draft rapidly approaching Chad and Simon welcome back Action Network NFL Draft betting expert Matthew Freedman and former Buffalo Bills Director of Player Personnel Jim Monos to discuss all things betting in the draft world. Jim provides some insider betting knowledge (What makes a prospect "clean?"), and the foursome discusses their first round predictions, bets that still have value, how to handicap this year's quarterback class, and so much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 27, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome w/Michael Lasker | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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To celebrate Oscars week, Chad Millman welcomes a true Hollywood insider into the Thursday Thunderdome. Michael Lasker is a top talent manager at Mosaic in Los Angeles and was recently named one of the 40 most powerful people in comedy by The Hollywood Reporter. Together with Action Network editor Katie Richcreek, they will take on Chad's co-host Simon Hunter in our weekly battle of wagers and wits, themed around the Academy Awards. It's a wild ride this week, so strap in because nothing's gonna stop us now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 22, 2021
The Oscars Gambling Guide | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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And the winner is.... gamblers! Now that the Academy Awards are an exciting new betting market at American sportsbooks, bettors are diving into the action nationwide. Here to help us handicap the proceedings is Oscars betting expert Chris Raybon, who joins Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter to break down this unique Hollywood horserace. Where should you be investing this weekend? And what longshots are fool's gold? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 20, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome w/Davis Mattek | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Chad Millman's most loathed employee Matthew Freedman takes the reins today as fantasy maven Davis Mattek of SportsGrid enters the Thunderdome along with Raheem Palmer of the Action Network, as they take on co-host Simon Hunter for another battle of wagers and wits. Together they cover MVPs, mediocrity, all forms of blue chips, and Mr. Irrelevant. Who will emerge victorious? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 15, 2021
Early NFL Draft Betting Guide | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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With Chad out this week, Simon Hunter is joined by Darren Rovell as they preview the NFL Draft from a gambling perspective. Leading the discussion is Scott Smith, a FantasyPros Most Accurate Mock Draft winner and one of the most respected NFL Draft betting experts in the world. Together they discuss mock draft strategy and how to approach lines during an unprecedented lead up to this year's draft, without a traditional Combine or Pro Days. He gives his favorite bets as the NFL Draft approaches, and how he is viewing the QB strategy top-to-bottom. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 13, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome w/Renee Paquette and Charlotte Wilder | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Two guests. Two beloved podcast hosts. Two of the most effervescent women in sports media. Renee Paquette is a longtime WWE TV personality, expectant mother and host of the Oral Sessions podcast. She is joined by Charlotte Wilder of Fox Sports and the People's Sports Podcast inside the Thursday Thunderdome! Together they challenge pro gambler Simon Hunter in a battle of wagers and wits under the auspices of host and extremely biased judge Chad Millman. Together they cover WWE entrance themes, Great Moments in Maine Sports History, American/Canadian Rivalries and so much more. Who will emerge victorious? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 08, 2021
Betting The Masters and NFL Updates | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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The birds are chirping, the skies are clearing and we've got The Masters to bet on! Chad and Simon welcome GolfBet legend Jason Sobel onto the program to talk The Masters and all things gambling in the golf world this week. But beforehand Chad and Simon talk NFL updates, including the QB situations in Houston, Carolina, New York and elsewhere. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 06, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome w/Arash Markazi | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Pass the peanuts and crackerjacks, because we've got another terrific episode of the sports betting podcast gameshow craze that is sweeping America! Host Chad Millman welcomes radio host and writer Arash Markazi and Action Network betting expert BJ Cunningham on the show to battle pro gambler Simon Hunter in a contest of wagers and wits. The theme this week is Opening Day, and we've got more than a little love for North America's most beloved ballplayer AND species of fish to go along with it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 01, 2021
Betting the MLB Season | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Spring is here, and that means it's time to talk betting baseball! Baseball gamblers Sean Zerillo and Collin Wilson join Chad Millman and Simon Hunter to discuss their favorite bets for win totals, division odds, World Series prices and so much much! Sports gambling enthusiasts and Teoscar Hernandez fans, rejoice! But before they do, Simon also outlines the NFL season win totals he's hit right away. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 30, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome w/Dr. Eric Eager & Darren Rovell | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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We welcome Dr. Eric Eager of Pro Football Focus into cozy confines of our Thursday Thunderdome, where he's pitted against Chad's pro gambler co-host Simon Hunter, as well as Darren Rovell, one of the most hated men on the internet. Together they engage in a battle of wagers and wits that makes the GREs look like a cereal box puzzle, answering trivia and persuading the host on a series of topics spanning the sports betting world. It's always a good time here in the Thunderdome, so settle in and have some fun! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 25, 2021
NFL Free Agency Update | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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The NFL's version of the hot stove is bubbling! Host Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter are joined this week by the Action Network's Matthew Freedman and Samantha Previte to discuss the betting and fantasy impacts of NFL free agency thus far. Will Ryan Fitzpatrick move the needle in Washington? Are the Raiders a "dinosaur" franchise? Is Josh Allen set to regress? All this and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 23, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome with Alex Monaco | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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It's a whole new ballgame on Thursdays here at The Favorites, as host Chad Millman welcomes luminaries from the sports universe onto a new Thursday Thunderdome edition of the show. Every Thursday guests compete against his co-host, professional bettor Simon Hunter, in a game of wagering and wits that makes the SATs look like a Cosmo quiz. This week Action Network college handicapper Collin Wilson and The Volume podcast network host Alex "Moneyline" Monaco join the show to take on Simon, answering trivia questions and subjective, asinine, open-ends prompts alike. Chad presides over the proceedings from his podcast throne, much to the delight of our loyal listeners. So give it a listen, and let's have some fun! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 18, 2021
Betting On March Madness with guest Stuckey | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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What a time to be alive! As a weary nation celebrates the long-awaited return of March Madness, host Chad Millman celebrates this beloved podcast's long-awaited move to The Volume podcast network. For today's episode Chad is joined by his sidekick, pro gambler Simon Hunter. The duo welcomes Action Network college basketball expert Stuckey, who helps break down the entire NCAA tournament field for gamblers everywhere. Plus, we hear about how Chad and Colin Cowherd came to be friends at ESPN, we learn why Oral Roberts vs Ohio State might generate a million points in Round 1, and so much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 16, 2021
Betting NFL Futures with Chris Raybon | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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It's never too early to bet on the NFL, and together Chad Millman, pro gambler Simon Hunter and Action Network Sr. Editor Chris Raybon go through their favorite NFL Super Bowl futures as free agency looms. Together the guys talk about Dak Prescott and the Cowboys, Watson to the Panthers rumors, and so much more. Later, Simon opens a pack of NBA Top Shot live simply to reveal he's better at Top Shot than Chad. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 09, 2021
NBA Top Shot Investing with Roham Gharegozlou and Jack Settleman | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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We're talking NBA Top Shot, currently the hottest investment in the digital world. To help Chad and Simon navigate this brave new world of digital assets, they welcome Jack Settlemen of Snapback Sports, who has been at the forefront of speculation in the space. Later, Darren Rovell sits down with Roham Gharegozlou, the CEO of Dapper Labs, the parent company of NBA Top Shot. He explains the latest happenings with Top Shot and their relationship with the NBA. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 23, 2021
Chasing The Gambling Dream: Jim Monos, NBA Top Shot and English Accents | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Chad and Simon welcome guest Jim Monos to the show. The former Buffalo Bills Director of Player Personnel spent 17 years in NFL front offices, and discusses his pursuit of a dream career in sports betting. He describes how his background in player evaluation does (and does NOT) factor into his handicapping. Later, the guys welcome on Darren Rovell to talk about NBA Top Shot, currently the hottest digital asset in the world of sports asset speculation. Is this a nascent market you should invest in... or a bubble waiting to burst? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 16, 2021
NFL Season Wrap-Up and 2021 Futures | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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The NFL season is officially over, Tom Brady secures another Super Bowl win just in time for his own Medicare eligibility. Together Chad Millman and Simon Hunter reflect on a fantastic NFL season of betting, and then pivot to their favorite 2022 Super Bowl futures bets as the market stands today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 09, 2021
Super Bowl Betting Bonanza | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Super Bowl LV is the last chance for football betting enthusiasts to shoot their shot until next fall. So let's make it count! Chad Millman welcomes professional gambler Simon Hunter to the show to preview all the action, leading with ten prop bets he's aiming for on Sunday. We've got field goals. We've got second half scoring. We've got offensive lineman scoring touchdowns. There is so much to like about this episode, and all in under an hour! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 02, 2021
Super Bowl Sneak Preview and Listener Questions | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Tom Brady has secured yet another trip to the Super Bowl, where he'll face the Baby G.O.A.T. himself, Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter help sports gambling enthusiasts of all stripes with their initial gambling reaction to the Super Bowl matchup, before answering a crop of listeners questions. Plus, Chad is giving away $500 to one social media commentator next week... so listen in to hear how YOU can secure the cash! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 26, 2021
Grit Moxie and Luck in the NFL Conference Championships | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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The sports betting calendar is coming to its peak with the Super Bowl approaching, and Conference Championship Sunday offers bettors incredible opportunities. America's Team® the Buffalo Bills are short road 'dogs to the Chiefs, but first the Green Bay Packers welcome the Bucs to Wisconsin. Simon Hunter and Chad Millman break it all down, including the totals they prefer in both contests, as they look to finish the NFL season as strongly as they started it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 19, 2021
Cashing Out in the NFL Playoffs Divisional Round | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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After a bummer of a Wildcard Weekend, Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter move to the Divisional Round with a bounce in their step and a song in their heart. Together they break down the chances of a Buffalo Bills cover, as America's Team® continues to win the hearts and minds of a weary sports betting nation. They also talk Tampa, a beautiful Chiefs spot and so much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 12, 2021
Going Wild For NFL Wildcard Weekend | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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The Buffalo Bills, America's most treasured and universally beloved team, kick off the NFL playoffs this weekend. But first, Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter hit the mics to break down this and every other matchup for a Super Wildcard Weekend of NFL action. Together our heroes walk into the hornet's nest, they make a Big Balls Bet of the Week, and they even climb down into the foxhole together. So listen up and enjoy yourselves as football's second season kicks offs. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 05, 2021
Taking A Victory Lap in NFL Week 17 | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast, part of The Action Network
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They did it! Simon and Chad finish in the Top 25 in the DraftKings Pro Football Pick 'Em National Championship, winning all the money, glory and timeless prestige that come with it. Together they take a Week 17 victory lap, handing out more picks as they comb through a hilarious slate of wash-ups, has-beens and playoff try-hards. So grab an ice cold cucumber water and enjoy yourself! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 29, 2020
Making Big Decisions In NFL Week 16 | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast, part of The Action Network
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This is it! Simon Hunter and Chad Millman can secure a spot in the money in the DraftKings Pro Football Pick 'Em National Championship with a strong Week 16 performance, and together they go through every game from Christmas Day to Monday Night Football in hot pursuit of winners. They also recognize the unstoppable freight train of the AFC, the Buffalo Bills, and they make a big balls bet on the... New York Jets?? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 22, 2020
Thrivin' and Survivin' in NFL Week 15 | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Despite being infected with the most notorious virus around, Simon Hunter joins Chad Millman to breakdown the entire NFL Week 15 slate for the DraftKings Pro Football Pick 'Em National Championship. Together they make their Big Balls Bet of the Week, they walk into The Hornet's Nest, and everything in between. They even bring the energy despite "producer extraordinaire" Matt Mitchell pulling an Anthony Lynn and forgetting to record the episode the first time around... and making them run it all back! What a prick! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 16, 2020
Your Companion For NFL Week 14 | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Whether you're sweating on the assembly line or squatting in the racks on leg day, Chad Millman and Simon Hunter are here to break down all the NFL action this weekend. They give their favorites plays for the DraftKings Pro Football Pick 'Em National Championship, along with plenty of warm, fuzzy fellowship along the way. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 08, 2020
Revenge Of The Sharps in NFL Week 13 | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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After a pipin' hot Week 12, Chad Millman and professional gambler Simon Hunter clear away the Thanksgiving dishes to preview another exciting NFL slate. The sportsbooks will be empty on Sunday after a week that killed the public, but the guys find as much value this week as they did last week, highlighting over a half dozen sides they are leaning towards. They give their Big Balls Bet of the Week, they walk into another Hornets Nest Pick, and so much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 01, 2020
No Spoilers In NFL Week 12 | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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It's Thanksgiving Week, a hallowed gambling week for bettors across America. To celebrate, Chad Millman and Simon Hunter return with their top against the spread picks for NFL Week 12, which include a Turkey Day play, some hideous underdogs and a few half-decent teams to hang our hats on. The guys are still in contention in the DraftKings Pro Football Pick 'Em National Champion, so listen in and play along. And from all of us here at The Favorites, don't forget: we're thankful for you! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 24, 2020
Lifting The Curse on NFL Week 11 | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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The duo of Chad Millman and professional gambler Simon Hunter are now only four games behind the leader, in hot pursuit of the million dollar grand prize in the DraftKings Pro Football Pick 'Em National Championship. Together they go down the NFL Week 11 board on behalf of sports gambling enthusiasts everywhere, previewing a ballsy Jacksonville game, a hornet's nest of a Washington team, and so much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 17, 2020
Catapulting Into NFL Week 10 | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Fresh and well-rested after one of the two DraftKings Pro Football Pick 'Em National Championship mandatory bye weeks, Simon Hunter and Chad Millman return to break down a wild NFL Week 10. Overloaded with late afternoon contests, Chad and Simon have used their unique blend of analytics, savvy, guile and hutzpah to climb into the Top 15 of this hard-fought contest, in their quest of the one million dollar grand prize! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 10, 2020
Exposing Cowards In NFL Week 9 | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Like today's sexiest contemporary pop artists, Chad Millman and Simon Hunter have cracked the Top 40! A 4-1 Week 8 performance has the duo just 30-something spots back in the DraftKings Pro Football Pick 'Em Contest as they bravely move forward to Week 9, exposing underdogs and yellowbellied cowards along the way. Will the Bills make them wanna shout this week? Can the Dolphins keep rolling? Who will win the $400 in last week's Phrase That Pays contest? Listen for yourself and find out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 04, 2020
Barreling Into NFL Week 8 | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Another winning week from Chad Millman and Simon Hunter, and now we're on to NFL Week 8! The guys debate picks and try to locate the best spots to exploit as the NFL calendar slowly turns to the second half of the regular season. Will they walk into a hornet's nest? Will they hit their Big Balls Bet of the Week for the fourth consecutive week? Listen and find out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 27, 2020
Dominating NFL Week 7 | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Another perfect week for Chad and Simon Hunter! The duo goes 5-0 for the second time this young NFL season in the DraftKings NFL Pick 'Em National Championship, and looks to keep a hot hand in Week 7. The guys go up and down the board looking to maximize value, and aren't afraid to eyeball even the reeling Bills laying a huge number on the road to the Jets. Can the winning streak continue? Listen, bet, and find out for yourself! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 20, 2020
Betting A Vulnerable NFL Week 6 | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Our hosts are feeling more vulnerable than ever, and in an episode where emotions are laid bare, host Chad Millman and professional gambler Simon Hunter go through the NFL Week 6 slate. Competing in the DraftKings Pro Football Pick 'Em National Championship, our duo breaks it all down to leave sports bettors with everything they need to cash in big this weekend. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 13, 2020
Bouncing Back With NFL Week 5 | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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After some last-second second-guessing in Week 4, Simon Hunter and Chad's picks turned slightly sour. But only 4 games out of first place and a million dollar payday in the DraftKings Pro Football Pick 'Em National Championship, the duo is undeterred as they barrel into Week 5 with the passion of a thousand Daniel Jones' strip sacks. The guys pick their favorite against the spread plays, plus offer some moneyline underdogs they love in a slate filled with value. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 06, 2020
Grinding On NFL Week 4 | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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It wasn't pretty, but Chad Millman and professional bettor Simon Hunter grinded out a successful NFL Week 3 in the DraftKings Pro Football Pick 'Em National Championship, with a winning record that was moxie, heart, determination and a plenty of analytical fortitude. The guys return for NFL Week 4 to the delight of sports gambling enthusiasts everywhere, as they winnow down an unruly and confusion-filled card to select five target spreads. Is Baker Mayfield cooked? Is Sam Darnold just unlucky? Is now the perfect time to buy low on the Eagles? All these and more answered this week on The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 29, 2020
Gambling on NFL Week 3 with Pro Gambler Simon Hunter | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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After a ho-hum Week 2, Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter return in pursuit of a million dollars in the DraftKings Pro Football Pick 'Em National Championship. The guys run down the entire Week 3 slate with a 7-3 season record in their pocket, selecting a short-list of games they're adding to their card this weekend. It features a number of hold-your-nose spots that seasoned gamblers everywhere will be familiar with, but that's the price you pay when you're looking to land in the money this season. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 22, 2020
Gambling on NFL Week 2 with Pro Gambler Simon Hunter | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Undefeated, baby! Chad Millman and Simon Hunter kick off their pursuit of a million dollars in the DraftKings Pro Football Pick 'em National Championship by going 5-0 their first week and catapulting to the top of the rankings. This dynamic duo looks to continue their hotstreak as they dissect another full NFL slate, selecting five picks against the spread to serve as their weekly entry. Will they back FitzMagic facing his former team? Can the Cardinals stay hot? Why is the Jersey Shore involved? So much to discuss, all in under an hour! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 15, 2020
NFL Week 1 and a Farewell to Scooch | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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The NFL season kicks off this week, which means the sports gambling season enters overdrive. To break down the NFL slate, Chad Millman welcomes on professional sports gambler Simon Hunter, and they select their top 5 picks against the spread to serve as their entry in the 2020 Pro Football Pick 'em National Championship. Together they'll be competing every week for the million dollar grand prize, with every pick a precious commodity. This week Simon breaks down his feelings on the Giants' defense, the Jaguars' chances, the Cleveland hype machine and so much more. But first, the bittersweet news that Bob Scucci, longtime guest on The Favorites and beloved "Bookmaker to the World," must announce his retirement from the show. Scooch explains his departure in a short interview, and Chad, producer Matt Mitchell and all our long-time listeners wish Scooch all the very best in his elevated role with Boyd Gaming. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 09, 2020
NFL 2020 Betting Preview, AFC Edition | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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The NFL season is nearly upon us! Joining host Chad Millman are NFL handicappers Chris Raybon and Stuckey of The Action Network, who go division-by-division to provide sports gambling enthusiasts their POVs on every team and every futures price. Later in the show, Lorin Cox and John Butchko of the Locked On Podcast Network join to discuss the Chicago Bears and the New York Jets, two teams that have drawn extra attention in the betting markets this offseason. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 02, 2020
NFL 2020 Betting Preview, NFC Edition | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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With the NFL season rapidly approaching, Chad Millman welcomes Action Network Podcast hosts Chris Raybon and Stuckey to breakdown their favorite picks across the NFC. Will "Mitch Bortles" submarine the Bears? Are the Seahawks the safest 'dog in the divisional races? Are the Bucs a team to fade? All this and so much more from two of the best NFL handicappers in the business. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 21, 2020
Betting the NBA Bubble & College Football's Conundrum | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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The NBA bubble is in gambling hyperdrive. The college football season is circling the drain. There's so much to unpack for sports gamblers. To do so, Chad Millman is first joined by Action Network college football mavens Stuckey and Collin Wilson, who lament the loss of any semblance of a traditional college football season. Later, Chad welcomes back Matt Moore and Justin Phan, who have delighted gamblers with betting-themed broadcasts on NBA League Pass in the past weeks. They cover their favorite NBA Finals bets, the trends and stats that have caught their eye, and select their All-Bubble Team. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 12, 2020
The Return of Sports, Bob Scucci and Firing Up the Phanwagon w/Matt Moore & Justin Phan | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast, part of The Action Network
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Beloved "Bookmaker to the World" Bob Scucci joins host Chad Millman to talk about how sportsbooks are handling the re-launch of professional sports leagues nationwide, much to the delight of sports gambling enthusiasts everywhere. Later, premiere NBA bettor Justin Phan and seasoned journalist Matt Moore are welcomed to the show to discuss handicapping the NBA's re-launch later this week. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 29, 2020
Betting The NFL Like a Pro with Simon Hunter | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Chad Millman welcomes back popular sports gambling guest Simon Hunter for two crucial reasons. First, to preview the NFL season. But more importantly, Simon also walk listeners through his approach to gambling on the NFL. He outlines the tactics he deploys to handicap and wager on the NFL professionally, and the attributes that separate recreational bettors from seasoned pros. Simon delivers an episode that is as informative as it is unpretentious, and we know it's sure to please... as long as you aren't a DC football fan. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 15, 2020
The Return of Scooch plus Arash Markazi of the L.A. Times | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Podcast favorite Bob Scucci of Boyd Gaming joins his old pal Chad Millman to talk bookmaking in a pandemic world, as the cutest couple in gambling media wax poetic about handicapping without homefield and the good ol' days. Later, Arash Markazi of the LA Times swings by to talk Vegas re-opening, the Cavaliers' 2016 championship celebration, and so much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 01, 2020
Author Maria Konnikova on Poker, Risk and Finding An Edge | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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With her much-anticipated book The Biggest Bluff available now, Maria Konnikova speaks with Chad Millman about her incredible transition from accomplished academic, thinker and author to tournament-winning international poker star. She shares details of her wild journey, including some of the best lessons she learned along the way. What did poker teach her about herself? How can we seek and maintain an edge over our competition? What aspects of mastering poker apply to sports gambling? Konnikova speaks expertly about her experience, her mentors, and the game she's come to love in this compelling conversation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 22, 2020
Mike Francesa on Sports Gambling, the Belmont & PGA TOUR, plus our Name-A-Horse Contest
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The most legendary voice in sports talk radio, Mike Francesa, joins Chad Millman for an electrifying discussion about the future of sports gambling, the MLB season, PGA TOUR betting, the Belmont Stakes and so much more. Later Jaime Roth, owner of LNJ Foxwoods, comes on the program to discuss her family's history in the thoroughbred racing business, as well as an exciting partnership in our unique Name-A-Horse Contest. TIME CODES Francesa 1:00 Roth 41:00 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 18, 2020
Betting NFL Season Win Totals w/pro bettor Simon Hunter | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Pro gambler Simon Hunter joins host Chad Millman once again to go through every NFL team's current season win total, identifying the bets he's made, the spots he's waiting for, and what he's learned since Draft Day last month. Should you fade the Tom Brady revenge tour? Is Denver a team to be reckoned with? Can bettors take advantage of Joe Burrow fever in the Queen City? Answers to all these questions and more! Plus, for our Colorado listeners, welcome to sports betting legalization! Follow this link for a great offer from DraftKings: https://bit.ly/2ZEgunZ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 26, 2020
All-Time City Sports Trios with ESPN's Ramona Shelburne & J.A. Adande | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Los Angeles natives and sports journalism titans Ramona Shelburne and J.A. Adande join host Chad Millman to settle a hotly contested online debate: what city hosted the greatest three sports superstars in one era? Chicago, New York, LA and Detroit all make their cases, plus a few more surprises... this is an episode you won't want to miss! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 13, 2020
Betting KBO & UFC 249 w/guest Sean Zerillo, plus Darren Rovell on Fusaichi Pegasus | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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If you wish you could bet on 1980s baseball again, this is an episode for you. Analyst Sean Zerillo fills host Chad Millman in on betting the KBO, the Korean baseball league whose throwback style is seeing a meteoric rise in popularity, thanks in part to a new broadcasting deal with ESPN. Zerillo breaks down the best angles to bet this Far East brand of America's Pasttime, before sharing his insights on the looming UFC card. Later, Darren Rovell joins the show to share the wild story of 2000 Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 07, 2020
Taiwanese Gangsters, Gambling and "The Untruth Game" with ex-MLB pitcher Don August | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast, part of The Action Network
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Former Brewers pitcher and 1984 Olympic silver medalist Don August joins Chad Millman and Sean Zerillo to tell his story about being approached by Taiwanese gangsters in the mid-1990s to throw games in an international baseball league. Don shares this harrowing experience, as well as what it was like to play in the '84 games, as he prepares his memoir for publication. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 22, 2020
Talking Michael Jordan with Wright Thompson & Danny Parkins | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast, part of The Action Network
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This week senior writer for ESPN Wright Thompson joins former boss Chad Millman to talk Michael Jordan and the greatness of the '90s Chicago Bulls. Years ago Thompson wrote one of the seminal articles portraying Jordan's tortured life post-basketball. Today, as a highly-anticipated documentary series covering the '98 Bulls is set for release shortly, he shares his thoughts on everything from Jordan's evolving views of his own greatness, to Kobe Bryant and the timeless appeal of the Bulls' starting lineup music. Later in the show, Chad is joined by fellow Windy City native Danny Parkins, preeminent Chicago sports radio host at 670 The Score, to talk Bulls, debate the next Chicago sports champion, and why growing quarantine facial hair is always in fashion. Plus, Parkins shares the simple, generous way he's been making an impact online in the last few weeks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 14, 2020
The State of the 2020 NFL Season | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast, part of The Action Network
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As our nation continues to wade through a historic health crisis, host Chad Millman welcomes back his NFL SuperContest crew of Darren Rovell & pro gambler Simon Hunter. Together the trio talks through the possibilities of a delayed, amended and/or fan-less NFL season, how upcoming changes in NFL playoff seeding impact the futures market, and so much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 02, 2020
NFL Free Agency w/ESPN's Bill Barnwell | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Chad Millman welcomes the kingpin of NFL free agency news and analysis Bill Barnwell to the program, and together with Chris Raybon the guys discuss the impact of free agent signings across the league thus far. What impact will Tom Brady's arrival have in Tampa? How can Jimmy Graham not be an "F" grade signing for Chicago? What is wrong inside Bill O'Brien's brain? Answers to all these and more, plus a heartwarming gambling story interlude from Michael Leboff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 18, 2020
The Sports Gambling Impact of Coronavirus with Tom Tolbert & Darren Rovell | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Wild and sudden developments are becoming the norm these days, and host Chad Millman welcomes Darren Rovell back to the show to discuss the impact the Coronavirus is having on the domestic sports landscape and beyond. What are the chances March Madness is played in empty arenas? And (with all due respect to those battling this pandemic) how could this pandemic affect point spreads? Later, ex-NBA star and beloved Bay Area radio host Tom Tolbert joins the show to discuss his experiences in front of a (nearly) vacant arena with the Clippers, as well as the heartless realities one must embrace when leveraging unsettling information to bet. Together Chad and Tom share plenty of self-deprecating gallows humor in an episode both were hesitant to see air. We also hear another story from editor Michael Leboff about an Islanders' "glue guy" he simply can't forget. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 10, 2020
PGA pro Brendan Steele & Impressionist Joey Mulinaro
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This is the kind of podcast episode people write epic poems about. First up is PGA tour winner Brendan Steele taking hockey bets, cramming six amateurs into a rental car, and the legend of Phil Mickelson. And we've got Daniel Scotti going toe-to-toe with a Soviet boxing Olympic medalist. Plus degenerate producer Matt Mitchell "talking" with Tom Hanks. And most importantly, we have the hottest impressionist in America, Indiana's own Joey Mulinaro, dropping by for an incredible, fully-improvised Gus Johnson showcase. So what are you waiting for? Get listenin'! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 04, 2020
NFL Combine with Mel Kiper Jr. | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Mel Kiper Jr. is the Godfather of NFL Draft coverage. In recognition of his trailblazing spirit and tireless work ethic, host Chad Millman welcomes Mel to the show, along with Matthew Freedman of the Action Network. Together this trio enjoys a rousing discussion on betting the NFL Combine, as well the evolution of the NFL Draft as a cultural phenomenon, and Mel's rise to Draft prominence from obsessed teen to universally respected ESPN veteran. We also hear from Action Network contributor Michael Calabrese, who shares a heartwarming adolescent story of death, $1.5 million in cash and the Gonzaga Bulldogs, plus a European betting selection from producer and daytime action fiend Matt Mitchell. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 26, 2020
NBA Roundtable with Justin Phan, Matt Moore & World Wide Wob | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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As a thrilling NBA All-Star Game continues to blow the minds of fans and gamblers alike, Chad Millman welcomes Action Network NBA experts to break it all down. Matt Moore is a veteran NBA journalist, Rob Perez, known by many as World Wide Wob, is a pillar of the NBA social media community and Justin Phan is perhaps the most well-respected NBA bettor alive. Together they discuss the Elam Ending's impact for the NBA moving forward, Rookie of the Year voting and so much more. Later, Chad runs down his "This Week in Gambling" notes in a segment that will prove reminiscent to some. Plus, a loyal listener joins for a round of trivia, Action Network enigma Daniel Scotti shares a great tennis story, and producer Matt Mitchell's covers the Astros scandal from the streets of Milwaukee. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 19, 2020
XFL, Pete Rose & Fading Gout | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast
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Everyone at The Favorites wants to keep it fresh all year long. Now that the Super Bowl is behind us, host Chad Millman will be introducing listeners to a bevy of new Action Network voices. This week editor Katie Richcreek, producer Matt Mitchell and writer Collin Wilson join Chad as they cover the betting news of the day, including Pete Rose, the XFL's debut and some college basketball Twitter bullying. Plus we hear tales of perseverance in the face of unimaginable odds from editors PJ Walsh and Michael Leboff, and so much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 12, 2020
Super Bowl LIV with Scooch and Simon Hunter
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Chad Millman first welcomes Bob Scucci back to the show. Chad already won! In a preseason pool, he had both the Chiefs and the 49ers to win the Super Bowl! The guys then get into the big game and how the wise guys are betting on it. Which team has more value? Is the current line limiting betting? Chad and Bob then welcome the winner of the 2020 Get Your Prop Up Contest. Simon Hunter then joins the show. Simon gives his insight on which prop bets Chad should bet on. These topics and more on this week’s episode of The Favorites. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 28, 2020
Conference Championship Sunday
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Chad Millman starts the show with the new #FadeRovell bet in the Conference Championship Round. Will the Titans be able to slowdown the high-powered Chief offense? Chad then welcomes Bob Scucci to the show. They recap the NCAA National Championship before telling you how the wise guys are betting in the NFL for the Conference Championships. Chad then welcomes Darren Rovell and Simon Hunter, who are both in studio, back to the show. Simon tells the story of a guy who won $70,000 during that crazy HOU/KC game. These topics and more on this week’s episode of The Favorites. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 15, 2020
Divisional Round Weekend with Scooch
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Chad Millman starts the show with the new #FadeRovell bet in the Divisional Round. Will Lamar Jackson have a rushing TD? Chad then welcomes Bob Scucci to the show. They recap Wild Card weekend before telling you how the wise guys are betting in the Divisional Round. The Ravens and Chiefs are massive favorites, do the wise guys agree? Those topics and more on this episode of The Favorites. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 07, 2020
Wild Card Weekend with Scooch, Darren Rovell, and Simon Hunter
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Chad Millman had a good year betting on every game against the spread. He went 141-112-3 on the season. Listen to learn the trick of handicapping! Chad then welcomes Bob Scucci and the two dive right into the first round of the playoffs as they let you know how the wise guys are betting. Chad then welcomes Darren Rovell and Simon Hunter back to the show. Did they finish in the money? Find out how the guys did in the $1.5M Super Contest. These topics and more on this episode of The Favorites. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 31, 2019
NFL Week 17 with Scooch and Simon Hunter
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Chad Millman and Bob Scucci start off by recapping Sunday’s action. They then jump into this week’s games and tell you how the wise guys are betting. Chad then welcomes Simon Hunter to the show. They guys are right on the edge going into the final week of the season in the $1.5M Super Contest. Simon provides insights one more week to try to get the guys in the top 100! These topics and more on this episode of The Favorites. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 23, 2019
NFL Week 16 with Scooch, Darren Rovell, and Simon Hunter
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Chad Millman and Bob Scucci start off by discussing the three Saturday games. Can the Bills go into Foxborough and win? Will Jameis Winston continue to rack up the passing yards now down another receiver? The guys then continue with the rest of the week’s action and tell you how the wise guys are betting. Chad then welcomes Darren Rovell to back to the show. Darren lost his #FadeRovell bet last week and check out what is in store this week for Darren. Simon Hunter then joins the show to go over their picks in the $1.5M Super Contest. The guys are coming off a 1-4 week and only have 2 more weeks to get in the money! These topics and more on this episode of The Favorites. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 17, 2019
NFL Week 15 with Scooch and Simon Hunter
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Chad Millman and Bob Scucci start off by recapping last week before jumping into this week’s game. Chad is coming off a week when he went 12-2-2 in picking every game! Baltimore is a big favorite Thursday night; can the Jets keep it close? Will the weather have an impact on the game? Chad and Scooch then continue with the rest of the week’s action and how the wise guys are betting. Chad then welcomes Simon Hunter to the show. The guys are coming off a week where they went 4-1. They continue to pick 5 games each week in the $1.5M Super Contest. These topics and more on this episode of The Favorites. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 10, 2019
NFL Week 14 with Scooch, Darren Rovell, and Simon Hunter
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Chad Millman and Bob Scucci jump into this week’s action with the Cowboys/Bears Thursday night game. They then continue with the rest of the week’s games and how the wise guys are betting. Will the Bills be able to stop Lamar Jackson? Chad then welcomes Darren Rovell. The guys went 2-3 last week and make 5 more picks as they continue their quest in the $1.5M Super Contest.  Simon Hunter then joins the show and provides insight on which picks he likes and which ones he doesn’t. Those topics and more on this episode of The Favorites. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 03, 2019
NFL Week 13 with Scooch, Darren Rovell, and Simon Hunter
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Chad Millman and Bob Scucci jump right into the week with the three Thanksgiving games. Will Matt Stafford return this week and how much of a point swing will he carry? They continue with the rest of the week’s action and discuss how the wise guys are betting. Chad then welcomes Darren Rovell and Simon Hunter to the show. Darren shares which games he likes for the $1.5M Super Contest and Simon gives insights on which ones he likes and which ones he doesn’t. Those topics and more on this week’s episode of The Favorites. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 26, 2019
NFL Week 12 with Scooch, Darren Rovell, and Simon Hunter
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This week Chad Millman welcomes a longtime fan to sit in on the podcast. Chad and Bob Scucci open the show by recapping last week’s results of Scooch Roulette. They continue with this week’s action and discuss how the wise guys are betting. Chad then welcomes Darren Rovell back to the show. Check out Darren’s story on The Action Network on the 23-year-old bettor who’s on a parlay heater of a lifetime. The guys are still in the running for the $1.5M in the Super Contest. Chad and Darren make 5 more picks as they continue their quest. Simon Hunter then joins the show to provide insight on which teams he likes and which teams he doesn’t. Those topics and more on this week’s episode of The Favorites. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 19, 2019
NFL Week 11 with Scooch and Simon Hunter
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Chad Millman opens the show by giving away a hoodie to one lucky fan! Chad and Bob Scucci then jump into the action recapping last night’s Monday Night Football game. They then continue with the upcoming week’s games and discuss how the sharp guys are betting. Chad then welcomes Simon Hunter. The guys are still within reach in the $1.5M Super Contest. Simon provides more insight into which teams to pick this week. Those topics and more on this week’s episode of The Favorites. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 12, 2019
NFL Week 10 with Scooch, Darren Rovell and Simon Hunter
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Chad Millman and Bob Scucci recap the results from week 9 before jumping into this week’s action. They dig into the Thursday Night matchup. How good are the Raiders? Chad and Scooch then continue with the rest of week 10 games and how the wise guys are betting. Chad is then joined by Darren Rovell as the two make their picks for the Super Contest as they continue their quest for $1.5M. Simon Hunter then joins in to review the picks and provide insights on which ones he likes and which ones he doesn’t. Those topics and more on this week’s episode of The Favorites. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 05, 2019
NFL Week 9 with Scooch and Simon Hunter; and special guest Dave Weaver, horse analyst for TVG talk Breeders Cup
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Chad Millman and Bob Scucci discuss Week 8 outcomes and whether referees have an impact on gambling. Chad and Scooch then breakdown the upcoming week 9 games starting with the 49ers and Cardinals on Thursday night. Are the 49ers the best team in the NFC? They then continue with the rest of the week’s games and go over how the wise guys are betting. Chad then welcomes horse analyst for TVG, Dave Weaver. Chad and Dave look for which horses have value in the races this upcoming weekend. Simon Hunter calls into the studio to go over Chad’s picks for the Super Contest as Chad continues his quest for $1.5M. These topics and more on this week’s episode of The Favorites. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 30, 2019
NFL Week 8 with Scooch, Darren Rovell, and Simon Hunter
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Chad and Bob Scucci get right into the action by breaking down how to bet when it comes to the Patriots, especially coming off their Monday Night Football beatdown of the New York Jets. They then continue into looking at the games during week 8 of the NFL, starting with Thursday’s matchup of the Redskins and Vikings. Will Minnesota cover that big spread at home? Chad and Scooch go over the rest of the week’s game and discuss how certain players’ health (Matt Ryan, Drew Brees, etc.) can influence how a line is determined. Chad then welcomes Darren Rovell to make their picks for the Super Contest. Simon Hunter joins in to give his input on which ones they should do and which ones they shouldn’t. The guys went 1-4 last week so they will try to get back into the winning ways in week 8. These topics and more on this week’s episode of The Favorites. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 22, 2019
NFL Week 7 with Scooch, Darren Rovell, and Simon Hunter
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Chad and Bob Scucci jump right into analyzing the Thursday night game. They continue discussing the rest of the week’s games and check out with teams the sharp guys like. Are the Bills that good? Or Are the Dolphins that bad? Which direction are the Rams heading? Chad then welcomes Darren Rovell and Simon Hunter to make their picks for the Super Contest. The guys went 2-3 last week and looking for the 5 games that will get them back on the winning side in Week 7. Follow along with them as they go for $1.5M. Those topics and more on this week’s episode of The Favorites. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 17, 2019
NFL Week 6 with Scooch, Darren Rovell, and Simon Hunter
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Chad and Bob Scucci dig deep into Week 6 of the NFL. Why do they like so many teams that so many fans can't stand? The Jags? The Lions? The Browns?!?!?  Chad also welcomes Darren Rovell and Simon Hunter back to make their SuperContest picks. After going 4-1 last week they are are now 16-9 on the season. Where will they land in their quest for $1.5M. Those topics and more on this week’s episode of The Favorites. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 08, 2019
NFL Week 5 with Scooch and Simon Hunter
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Chad and Bob Scucci recap Week 4 of the NFL then go over how the wiseguys are betting Week 5.  Simon Hunter calls back into the show as quite possibly gives the best tips on how to bet on sports in the 10-year history of this podcast! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 02, 2019
NFL Week 4 with Scooch, Darren Rovell, and Simon Hunter
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Chad and Bob Scucci recap Week 3 of the NFL before going into the betting trends for Week 4.  Chad then welcomes back Darren Rovell as they continue to go for the $1.5M prize in the Super Contest.  They guys currently sit at 10-5 after three weeks.  Chad and Darren pick 5 more games for Week 4.  Simon Hunter calls back to review their picks and provides insight to which ones he likes and which ones he doesn’t. Those topics and more on this week’s episode of The Favorites. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 24, 2019
NFL Week 3 with Scooch, Darren Rovell, and Simon Hunter
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Chad and Bob Scucci recap Week 2 in the NFL before going over how the wiseguys are betting in Week 3.  Chad then welcomes Darren Rovell back as they continue to go for the big prize of $1.5M in the Super Contest.  The guys currently sit at 6-4 after the first two weeks and pick 5 more games for Week 3.  Simon Hunter calls back in to review Chad and Darren’s picks and provides insights to which ones he likes and which ones he doesn’t.  Those topics and more on this week’s episode of The Favorites. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 17, 2019
NFL week 2 with Scooch, Darren Rovell, and Simon Hunter
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Chad and Bob Scucci go over how the sharpguys are betting Week 2 of the NFL.  Chad then welcomes Darren Rovell to continue with the Super Contest.  The guys pick 5 more games for a chance to win $1.5M.  Simon Hunter calls back into the show to review Chad and Darren’s picks and provides insight to which ones he likes and which ones he doesn’t.  Those topics and more on this week’s episode of The Favorites. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 10, 2019
Week 1 of the NFL season with Scooch, Darren Rovell, and Simon Hunter
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The NFL is back!  Chad welcomes back bookmaker to the world, Bob Scucci.  Chad and Bob go over how all the wiseguys are betting the Week 1 NFL.  Then, Chad talks about the Super Contest.  Chad and Darren Rovell each pick 5 NFL games against the spread to win $1.5M.  The guys are then joined by Simon Hunter, a professional football better from NJ.  Simon goes over Chad and Darren’s picks and provides insight to which ones he likes and which ones he doesn’t.  Those topics and more on this week’s episode of The Favorites. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 03, 2019
Week 1 of College Football with Scooch and Connor O'Gara from Saturday Down South
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Week 1 of College Football is here!  Chad starts the show with bookmaker to the world, Bob Scucci.  They discuss how the college football season seems bigger now than ever and how betting factors into the sport’s popularity.  Scooch discusses how the unexpected retirement announcement of a high-profile player, such as Andrew Luck last weekend, plays into win total projections, point spreads, and fantasy perspectives.  The guys look out some heavily bet games for this weekend.  Then, Chad talks to Connor O'Gara from Saturday Down South. Can Georgia beat Alabama and go on to play in the National Championship?  Connor gives some bold picks for betting against the spread in Week 1 of college football and then gives some early predictions for the College Football Playoff.  Those topics and more on this week’s episode of The Favorites. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 27, 2019
Betting NFL Preseason Week 3 w/ Scooch and the AP Top 25 w/ Ralph Russo
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Football is in the air! Chad brings in Scooch to discuss Week 3 of the NFL Preseason, where starters usually see more of the action. How do book makers set lines for such an unpredictable time on the league calendar? What are some angles that you can take to bet the rollercoaster that is the preseason? The guys discuss that and much more. Then, Chad talks with Ralph Russo of the AP to discuss the College Football Top 25 poll that was released this week. How will Clemson handle being the top team entering the season? Who will win the Pac 12? Can the SEC East really challenge the SEC West? Those topics and plenty more on this football heavy edition of The Favorites.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 20, 2019
CFB Wiz Phil Steele and Scooch Talk College Football
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It’s a college football spectacular! Chad Brings back bookmaker to the world Bob Scucci to talk College Football! USC, yes USC, is getting more action than anyone else to win the College Football Playoff. But that’s not the team that has Scooch worried. Plus, Scooch gives us the five season-win totals wiseguys have been betting the most. Next Chad welcomes ESPN college football insider Phil Steele, who reveals his improved teams, including the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The guys also discuss coaches that thrive as underdogs but struggle as favorites and how that will bode for coaches like Tom Herman in the long run. Finally Phil gives us his Playoff and Championship prediction with a new face sneaking in at the four seed! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 06, 2019
NFL Futures and the Return of Scooch!
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Chad welcomes back beloved “Bookmaker to the World”  Bob Scucci to talk NFL. Scooch reveals his biggest liabilities, which include the new-look Denver Broncos.  Later, they discuss how Baker Mayfield’s success has influenced the Kyler Murray Hype Machine, and the role Zeke Elliott’s holdout is having on win totals and spreads. Scooch also gives us the inside scoop on what futures professional bettors love, and adds his insight into what may happen between the Chiefs and Chargers in the AFC West. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 30, 2019
Brad Evans of Yahoo! Sports talks NFL Season Win Totals, Fantasy Rankings, and More
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Chad and BlackJack are joined by Brad "The Big Noise" Evans of Yahoo! Sports to talk all things NFL. The trio discusses season win totals and possible Super Bowl picks, along with potential fantasy studs and duds. Later, Brads talks about rookie Kyler Murray and his place among the best fantasy quarterbacks this season, before diving into his running back and wide receiver rankings.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 23, 2019
British Open w/ Jason Sobel, Plus Tobias Harris' $100M Bet on Himself
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First Senior golf writer Jason Sobel joins the guys to talk The Open Championship at Royal Portrush this week. Sobel reveals his rankings of the entire field with some pretty big surprises in first and last and the guys talk about the legacy of Tiger Woods and the future of Golf. Next, Darren Rovell interviews Philadelphia 76ers star Tobias Harris and his father, who also happens to be his agent. Tobias and Darren discuss how Tobias bet on himself and made an extra $100million. They talk money management, NBA free agency and much more.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 16, 2019
Drew Franklin and Collin Wilson Talk Jared Lorenzen and NCAA Win Totals
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First Kentucky Sports Radio co-host Drew Franklin joins Chad to talk all things Kentucky from bourbon to SEC Football, the guys share stories about the late legendary Kentucky QB Jared Lorenzen, and potential season win totals for SEC contenders. Next Senior Writer for Action Network and co-host “Colleges Podcast” of Collin Wilson comes on the podcast to continue the discussion on win totals. They discuss other potential title contenders like Ohio states and the potential problems they face going forward with Georgia transfer Justin Fields, and potential surprises in Missouri with Clemson transfer Kelly Bryant. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 09, 2019
NBA Draft with Matt Moore + Summer Movie Series with Ben Menkiewicz
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First, Action Network Senior Writer Matt Moore joins the guys to talk about the upcoming NBA draft, where he thinks top prospects will be signed, and whether or not The Pelicans are the winners or losers in their trade with the Lakers.  Then, Chad and Blackjack begin their new Summer Movie series with Turner Classic Movies' Ben Menkiewicz. They discuss the enigma that is the movie Owning Mahony and what other movies define what it's like to be a professional gambler. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 18, 2019
Wob on Finals + Ringer's David Hill on "Sharps"
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Today, Chad and BlackJack are joined by World Wide Wob to discuss the ridiculous roller coaster of Game 5 of the NBA Finals, plus some thoughts on Kevin Durant, the future of the Raptors, and how to play Game 6.  Then, The Ringer's Dave Hill joins to discuss his recent epic story about the modern professional gambler, and how they are having an increasingly hard time finding an edge as gambling becomes more popular. Chad, BlackJack and Dave talk about sports gambling as an investment, how sports books are treating big bets, and whether sharps even really exist. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 11, 2019
Game 3 betting preview + Darren Rovell on Jeopardy
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First, Internet heel/Action producer Darren Rovell joins to talk about spoiling Jeopardy James' run for the entire Internet. Somehow, BlackJack is on his side. They also touch on the annoyance of celebrating teams that get second place and hang banners, or certain college football teams that celebrate low GPAs.  Then Chad and BlackJack try to figure out a reason not to bet the Raptors +6 against Golden State on Wednesday. What side are the pros on? Is there a good angle on the total?  Plus, Chad gives a shoutout to the underrated Kyle Lowry, who has arguably been the heartbeat of the Raptors this Finals.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 04, 2019
Brian Windhorst talks NBA Playoffs and Free Agency with Chad & BlackJack
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ESPN Senior Writer and former employee of Chad, Brian Windhorst, joins the duo for this week's pod. Windhorst gives his take on why LeBron decided to go to LA, who he thinks will sign with the Lakers this offseason, the smartest bets to make during the Finals, and much more.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 28, 2019
Chad and BlackJack Reunite to discuss NBA Playoffs and Beyond
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Chad takes a break from board meetings and forces BlackJack to join him on this week's pod. The two disagree on who will win the Eastern Conference Finals, debate why Kevin Durant would want to leave Golden State, and BlackJack reveals his miserable list of MLB future tickets.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 22, 2019
BlackJack and Rob Perez Talk All Things NBA
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The human embodiment of NBA Twitter, Rob Perez (@worldwidewob), joins the pod with BlackJack this week. The two Knicks fans try to convince themselves that the #3 pick was the best option for their team, predict the outcomes of the NBA Semifinals, discuss some of the crazy offseason moves that could happen this Summer, and try to figure out why Ben Simmons can't develop a jump shot to save his life.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 16, 2019
Justin Phan and Jason Sobel Make You Smart About NBA + PGA
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Chad talks to Action Network experts Justin Phan and Jason Sobel about the NBA conference finals and PGA Championship. But first, Twitter hero/heel Darren Rovell joins to talk about his new project on Twitter. Check out @darrenrovell this week to weigh in on the greatest TV show of all time.  Then, Justin Phan breaks down how to play the Conference Finals, and if there's value to betting on the series price of Blazers Warriors. Plus Chad explains the phenomenon of the "Phan-Bomb" which takes place every time Justin makes a play in the app.  Then, Jason Sobel talks about how he's managed to stay with his parents for every major golf tournament and who to play in the PGA Championship. With no value on Tiger, is there value in another big name like Bubba or Fowler?  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 13, 2019
BlackJack and Raybon Talk NBA, NFL Futures, and NHL Playoffs
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Things get saucy this week as Action Network analyst Chris Raybon joins BlackJack on today's pod. They discuss their NBA playoff predictions, where they think free-agent stars will sign, the best NFL future bets to make, the latest in hockey playoffs, and much more.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 09, 2019
Chad talks NBA Playoffs with Matt Moore & NCAA Football Win Totals with Stuckey and Collin Wilson
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This week, Chad makes Action Network analyst Matt Moore wake up early while he's in Portland to ask him if the Bucks would have a chance against the Warriors in the finals, if Jokic or Lillard have more of an impact in their series, and what the line would be if the '86 Celtics faced off against the '96 Bulls. Plus, Stuckey and Collin Wilson join the pod to talk season win total first impressions and how you should wait for market adjustments before placing bets on College Football.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 06, 2019
Paul & BlackJack on the NBA, NHL and Kentucky Derby
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(NOTE: This episode was recorded before Omaha Beach was pulled from the Kentucky Derby) Roommates Paul and BlackJack join each other for the sixth straight hour to talk NBA Eastern and Western Conference playoffs, the latest in the NHL postseason, and their predictions for the Kentucky Derby this weekend. Plus, Paul bets he can make an absurd number of three's from 30-feet out and tells a story about almost being evicted from his room by a world-class jockey.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 02, 2019
BONUS: Darren Rovell Interviews Jeopardy James
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Surprise! Winner of 20 straight Jeopardy matches and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer joins Darren Rovell on the podcast. Jeopardy James talks about how  his sports gambling background helps him dominate the game of Jeopardy, what he did to prepare for the show, and the last bets he placed before his historic run. Plus, Darren tests his betting knowledge by asking him about important events in sports gambling history.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 01, 2019
Chad Talks NFL Draft with Chris Raybon and Kentucky Derby with Matt Jones
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Today, Chad invites Chris Raybon on the pod to talk NFL Draft winners and losers and how it affected each team's win totals. Plus, Action Network contributor Matt Jones offers some tips to amateur and veteran Kentucky Derby bettors ahead of the race this weekend.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 30, 2019
Paul and BlackJack talk NBA and NHL Playoffs & Sports Wars with Dan Rubenstein
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Today marks a day in Favorites history as Paul and BlackJack record the pod in-person for the first time! Action Network contributor and host of the podcast Sports Wars, Dan Rubenstein, joins them first to discuss Darren Rovell's ridiculous 20-yard-dash video and the relationship Aaron Rodgers had with Brett Favre while he was in Green Bay. Then, the duo discuss the crazy week in NHL & NBA playoffs while offering their picks to advance. Finally, Paul ends the pod with a story about cutting class with his dad to go to the horse track that ends in 12-year-old Lo Duca in handcuffs.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 25, 2019
Chad talks NBA Playoffs with Matt Moore
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Chad invites Action Network Senior NBA Writer Matt Moore back to the Favorites! The two give their takeaways from the first round, discuss teams they're highest on for next season, and Matt gives an insanely thought-out response to a NBA 2k hypothetical matchup from Chad.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 23, 2019
World Wide Wob on NBA Playoffs + Michael Leboff on NHL Playoffs
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Not even a late-night comeback by the Clippers until the wee hours of the morning could stop Wob from joining Chad at 9:30 am on a Tuesday. First, Chad and Action's Rob Perez break down the NBA playoffs - mostly focused on how underrated the Clippers have been all year, and whether it's worth betting the GSW-LAC series yet. Plus, are the Warriors in trouble with a DeMarcus Cousins injury looming? Is Kevin Durant the biggest villain in sports? Then, Islanders superfan / Action hockey editor Michael Leboff -- also co-host of the Islanders Anxiety podcast and founder of Francesca-con -- joins Chad to catch him up on the NHL playoffs. If you're new to gambling, or maybe haven't thought about it since NFL season - Leboff explains how to get value in betting hockey playoffs. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 16, 2019
Paul & BlackJack Talk... Everything
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The two Vegas denizens get together to discuss their thoughts on the end of March Madness, which struggling baseball teams worries them the most, the beginning of NBA playoffs, and everything in-between. Plus, Paul ends the show with more stories about his time in the big leagues.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 11, 2019
BlackJack Talks Masters and NFL Draft with Jason Sobel & Geoff Schwartz
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Action Network golf aficionado Jason Sobel explains the best bets to make on the Masters this weekend in a way even BlackJack can understand. Also, Geoff stops by to talk the latest JuJu Smith-Schuster drama and their NFL Draft predictions.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 09, 2019
BlackJack and Lo Duca on Final Four, Sox+Yanks slow starts
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BlackJack is in Keeneland for some horse racing this weekend, but that's not stopping him and Paul from making podcast history once again. First, the guys go through the Final Four - can Auburn or Texas Tech pull off an upset? What are the smart ways to play the four games? Then, Paul weighs in on the slow starts that have slowed the Yankees and Red Sox. Can they overcome their slow first week? (This isn't a joke, people really are asking this). Paul says he's actually a little worried about the Yankees, not just because he's a #MetsLegend. Then, is it possible the Orioles are better than we thought? Paul weighs in on surprising teams that start hot and what that means for the rest of the league. Finally, there is an *epic* new chapter to Story Time with Paul Lo Duca, which includes teammates visiting a strip club mid-rain-delay.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 04, 2019
Chad and Scooch are back! Just in time to talk crushing Duke losses...
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Who does Scooch like of the Final Four? What does he make of the fast-paced Auburn attack taking on the grit-and-grind of UVA?  Then, who are the public teams... and should you fade them? Next, Chad and Scooch wonder if the tournament is missing the sizzle of a Cinderella this year, and how to get excited about these remaining teams.  Then, a quick turn into NFL over unders, which Scooch expects to post next week, but some books have up already - what to make of the trendy Cleveland Browns?  Finally, Scooch Roulette returns, and the guys are feeling contentious.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 02, 2019
BlackJack and Paul on MLB Opening Day, Round of Sweet Sixteen, and Their Trip to Vegas
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Paul and BlackJack reunite after two whole days apart to give their take on who will move on in the NCAA tournament and their favorite season bets for the new baseball season. Also, Paul shares his favorite memories of first coming into the big leagues and how influential his mother was on his MLB success.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 28, 2019
Sweet Sixteen Preview and Baseball Over/Unders with Chad & BlackJack
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BlackJack and Chad take a break from hurling insults at each other to discuss the sharpest bets during the NCAA Sweet Sixteen with college basketball analyst Mike Randle.  Also, in preparation for MLB opening day, Action Network contributor Sean Zerillo offers his take on the best and worst teams to bet on this baseball season.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 26, 2019
March Madness Bracket Breakdown with Chad, BlackJack, Paul & Geoff
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Live from Las Vegas, America's favorite gambling foursome is in full effect this week! After breaking down the big boys like Kansas, Virginia and UNC, Chad and Geoff talk Wofford, who they've deemed the chosen team of the Chosen People. Later, Paul Lo Duca shares the story of the largest bet he ever made in his life, and BlackJack accuses Darren Rovell of poisoning him the night before. Before signing off, the guys give their picks for every Round One matchup in a picks-filled feeding frenzy that'll have you busting brackets in no time.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 20, 2019
March Madness Tournament Predictions with Chad, Mike & Stuckey
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It's the most wonderful time of the year for Action Network's Analysts Stuckey and Mike Randle. They take a break from crunching numbers on the pod to go over the entire tournament bracket with Chad, revealing what favorites may fall and what underdogs will prevail this March.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 18, 2019
Paul, Geoff and BlackJack on NFL Trades & Props
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From OBJ to Le'Veon Bell to Antonio Brown, the gang of Paul, BlackJack and Geoff get together to discuss the crazy week in NFL trades, along with the best preseason props to look at now. Also, Paul shares another story about his most successful pick-up line.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 14, 2019
Stuckey and Chad talk how to bet conference tournaments
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First, Chad and Stuckey talk about how to get an edge in college basketball - how do you parse through all the data out there?  What has changed since the advent of things like KenPom and (irony alert) The Action Network?  Then, how does Stuckey spread out his bankroll over futures bets over conference tournaments? Why would he pick teams that he doesn't think will win their tournaments?  Then, Stuckey gives you a sharp future pick for the Big 12 tournament, the PAC-12, and how to play those Duke Blue Devils.... and drops some serious #personalnews. And - If you stick around till the very end, there's details about how to RSVP to The Action Network's Las Vegas viewing party. (Actionnetwork.com/madness-party) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 12, 2019
Scooch and Chad reunite + Matt Jones from Kentucky Sports Radio
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Chad and Scooch are back! Who needs football?! First, a musical interlude from the greatest band to grace Las Vegas since the Rat Pack: The Skootles. (For more, search YouTube for "The Skootles.")  Then the guys talk college hoops, including Zion Williamson, the hometown Nevada Wildcats, and what kind of action Scooch is taking on the NCAA tournament already.  Plus, what the heck is going on with the Lakers?  Then Chad is joined by Matt Jones, who leads the prolific Kentucky Sports Radio blog, who is partnering with The Action Network for March Madness.  He talks about his background - another former lawyer turned sports guy, what are the odds? - in addition to what he likes to bet, and if he views Kentucky as a viable contender for the national title.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 07, 2019
Lo Duca and BlackJack on Harper, Conference Tourneys, and Denny's
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BlackJack and Paul Lo Duca join forces today to discuss more on the Bryce Harper deal and whether he'll succeed in Philly. What do they like among Harper's over/unders - batting average, HRs, RBIs?  Then, they preview a few conference tournament slates. Is there any value betting on Duke to win the ACC tournament? Or is there another play? Also, is it possible for the Big 12 tourney to end without Bill Self holding the trophy?  Finally, it's time for more Story Time with Paul Lo Duca. Today's features an escape from minor league camp and, perhaps more importantly, more shenanigans at a California Denny's, including the most ludicrously named menu item of all time.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 05, 2019
BlackJack and Lo Duca talk MLB, NFL, and meeting Ron Jeremy
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NOTE: This was taped before Bryce Harper signed with the Phillies Paul and BlackJack try to think through Bryce Harper's options and lay out your best bets as a result, and Paul explains what he thinks is best for the MVP slugger.  Then they wonder about Antonio Brown's next stop (SF is the current favorite), if Kyler Murray made the right call, and where Nick Foles might land.  Finally, we close with "Story Time with Paul Lo Duca," which includes a memorable visit with Ron Jeremy and a reveal of Paul's alias when checking into hotels on the roads. Hint: It's extremely silly. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 28, 2019
College Basketball and Twitter Beef with Stuckey and Joffe
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Chad, Stuckey and Lauren Joffe from the Action Network catch up on the latest big storylines in college basketball, including if they saw Kansas coming against K-State, and some situational plays (towards the end) for tonight. Plus, Lauren Joffe talks about her most prominent Twitter war, Chad continues to fail in his year of kindness, and Stuckey answers trivia about any college basketball school you can think of (seriously).  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 26, 2019
MLB Season Over/Unders with Paul Lo Duca and BlackJack Fletcher
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BlackJack and Paul team up for a special MLB futures version of the Favorites, tackling the over/under win totals they like the most. Plus, Paul reveals the ballparks he loved and hated to play in and gives some tax advice to Manny Machado. Please rate and review the podcast, and Georgina will read her favorites on next Friday's show.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 21, 2019
Chad talks AAF and College Hoops with Ian Hartitz and Eli Hershkovitch
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First up, Chad talks with Action Network NFL Analyst Ian Hartitz about his most recent obsession, the AAF. Ian walks Chad through what teams to look out for and how to bet on a new league we know little about.  Then, College Basketball Analyst for the Action Network and fellow Chicagoan Eli Hershkovitch stops by the pod to talk the latest on college hoops and sleeper teams you can get great value on.  Please rate and review the podcast, and Georgina will read her favorites on Friday's show. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 19, 2019
Betting the NBA All-Star Game and A Star is Born Writer Will Fetters Talks Oscars!
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Chad and Blackjack are back, and while the sports they discuss have changed, their loving relationship remains both familiar and beautiful. This week, the guys delve into the NBA All-Star game—game odds, dunk contest odds, three-point contest odds—all of it, and Blackjack has a compelling reason (via Geoff Schwartz) for why LeBron is going home with the MVP trophy. Also, the guys are joined, once again, by A Star is Born writer Will Fetters, who provides a window into what award season has been like for him, ahead of next weekend’s Oscars. And in case it wasn’t clear, we’re all betting on, and wishing luck to A Star is Born. Bring home the gold! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 14, 2019
Who Wins SB 54 With Scooch and Chris Raybon
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Chad and Scooch recap the handle on the Get Your Prop Up in Vegas contest and some other props. And then Chad and Scooch talk about the flow of information related to player injuries and how it will affect sports betting as it gets more prevalent across different markets.  Then Chad asks Scooch if he would get more bets on the Oscars or an AAF game.  Then, after a very special ad read, Chris Raybon comes in to talk Super Bowl futures with BlackJack Fletcher. Why bet Super Bowl futures now? Is it worth betting on anyone other than the Patriots? What outside teams could make a play? Who is the "favorite" according to Chris' model?  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 13, 2019
Chad and Scooch Reveal the Winner of the Get Your Prop Up in Vegas Contest!
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In the final episode of The Favorites before Super Bowl 53, Chad and Scooch shared a few final takes and insights on the game, before revealing, and talking to, the winner for this year's Get Your Prop Up in Vegas contest! Congrats to David on the win, and for thinking up the Refs vs. Kickers prop. Enjoy the game, everyone! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 30, 2019
LIVE From NYC! Super Bowl Analysis, Tons of Prop Bets, and a Couple of Special Guests!
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Welcome to the Favorites! It's Super Bowl week, so the whole team--Geoff, Paul, Chad, and Blackjack--descended upon Foley's in NYC to record a live podcast, and this one had it all. Seriously. Don't laugh. This one had it all. There was Super Bowl line analysis and picks, a three-round prop bet draft, a Q&A with some of our most loyal fans, and surprise appearances from two (one, if you ask Blackjack) special guests. Oh, and Paul gave the crowd an obscure basketball game to bet on as well. Thanks to everyone who came out, and listen to our Wednesday show with Scooch to see who won the Get Your Prop Up in Vegas contest! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 29, 2019
Chad and BlackJack: Super Bowl and Craziest Props
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In the last episode of The Favorites before Monday live show, Chad and Blackjack discuss their early predictions for the Super Bowl - and suddenly (predictably?) find themselves on opposite sides and debating a fairly high stakes bet. Then, Georgina reads the boys some prop bets - some real, some fake. One involved SpongeBob, a few involved Tony Romo, and almost none feel like good bets - can they find one to go in on together?  Please subscribe to the show and leave a rating and review on iTunes.  For more info on the live podcast in NYC Monday, go to actionnetwork.com/favorites. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 25, 2019
Chad and Scooch recap the NFL Conference Championship Games and Talk Early Super Bowl Lines
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Chad and Scooch breakdown the big Conference Championship games. Scooch talks about his reaction to the no-call towards the end of Saints-Rams. They also talk about the opening lines for the Super Bowl and Chad gives his early betting thoughts. Plus, the guys talk with two guys who met because of the Get Your Prop Up in Vegas contest, and one of them actually won! For information about the live Favorites in next week, please go to actionnetwork.com/favorites.  Please rate and review the podcast, and Georgina will read her favorites on Friday's show. ALSO, enter the Get Your Prop Up in Vegas contest (Details on the pod)! Send entries to Favoritesprop@gmail.com by Sunday for a chance to win! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 23, 2019
Geoff, Paul and Blackjack on NFL Conference Championships and the Super Bowl
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Geoff, Paul and Blackjack recap the NFL's Conference Championship Round, and talk about how the Chiefs and Saints fanbases should feel after their respective losses. Also, since this is the final NFL parlay show of the year the guys talk about their favorite moments from the show. For information about the live Favorites NEXT week, please go to actionnetwork.com/favorites.  Please rate and review the podcast, and Georgina will read her favorites on Friday's show.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 21, 2019
Conference Championships & Prop Bets With Chad and Blackjack
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Chad and Blackjack settle on a format before picking games in this weekends Conference Championships before hearing some prop bets from Georgina and Blackjack's plan to become the pack leader of the Millman household LA-NO 13:38 KC-NE 22:03 For information about the live Favorites in two weeks, please go to actionnetwork.com/favorites.  Please rate and review the podcast, and Georgina will read her favorites on Friday's show.  Thanks to today's sponsor, Audible. Get a 30-day free trial by visiting audible.com/action, or text ACTION to 500500. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 18, 2019
Chad and Scooch Handicap the Conference Championships
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After the Divisional Round led to a big weekend in Vegas, Chad and Scooch take a look at the lines for the upcoming Conference Championships, discuss the risks and rewards of live in-game betting, and the future of player prop bets For information about the live Favorites in two weeks, please go to actionnetwork.com/favorites.  Please rate and review the podcast, and Georgina will read her favorites on Friday's show.  Thanks to today's sponsor, Audible. Get a 30-day free trial by visiting audible.com/action, or text ACTION to 500500 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 16, 2019
Geoff, Paul and Blackjack on NFL Conference Championships and Kyler Murray
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Geoff, Paul and Blackjack recap the NFL Divisional Round, including a debate on whether Jason Garrett should have gone for two, down 15 in the 4th quarter. Then the guys go through this week's games, and pick this year's Super Bowl matchup (is there any better pick than KC/NO +165?) Also, will Nick Foles be the Eagles starter next year? is he better than Carson Wentz? And Paul and Geoff go back and forth on what Kyler Murray--the dual-sport threat out of Oklahoma--as he decides between the MLB and the NFL.  For information about the live Favorites in two weeks, please go to actionnetwork.com/favorites.  Please rate and review the podcast, and Georgina will read her favorites on Friday's show.  Thanks to today's sponsor, Audible. Get a 30-day free trial by visiting audible.com/action, or text ACTION to 500500. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 14, 2019
Divisional Round Picks With Chad and Blackjack
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The NFL field may be shrinking but Chad & Blackjack are more fired up then ever as they try to agree on this weeks picks (and a format) for the upcoming divisional round playoff games Plus details on the live podcast Jan. 28 in NYC (actionnetwork.com/favorites). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 11, 2019
Scooch and Chad Analyze the NFL's Divisional Playoff Lines
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Chad opens the show by talking about how well the year is going for him so far, with the exception of a few instances where his family hasn't adhered to the rules and standards of "The Year of Kindness." Scooch then joined to talk about the Bama-Clemson National Championship Game line, before analyzing the lines, and where the smart money is, for each and every NFL Divisional game. Spoiler alert: Scooch has a couple of line changes up his sleeve. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 09, 2019
Geoff, Paul, and Blackjack Talk NFL's Divisional Round Matchups and the National Championship game
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With the National Championship tonight and round one of the NFL playoffs coming up, Geoff, Paul, and BlackJack go over the sharpest plays of each game. The guys discuss Kansas City's horrendous playoff record, whether or not the Patriots can make another run in the postseason, and what Adam Sandler song best describes Cody Parkey's double-doink missed field goal Sunday night. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 07, 2019
The (Post) Supercontest Show with Chad and Blackjack
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The Supercontest show is back, now with a slightly different format since the actual Supercontest is over. That said, Blackjack and Chad's love for each other hasn't changed at all, which is truly all that matters. The guys breakdown the NCAAF National Championship Game and the NFL's Wild Card slate, deciding which games they are most and least confident about. Plus details on the live podcast Jan. 28 in NYC (actionnetwork.com/favorites). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 04, 2019
Scooch and Chad Handicap NFL Wild Card Round
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Chad and Scooch relive their (lame) New Years Eves and then look back on the year in NFL betting, including Chad taking out his betting vengeance on a colleague.  Then Chad and Scooch talk through the Wild Card games. In what game are the public and wise guys aligned? Why are the Bears laying 6?  Also, how many points is Lamar Jackson worth, compared to Joe Flacco? What is Baker Mayfield worth? And how many points is Nick Foles worth, compared to Carson Wentz? The answers will absolutely surprise you.  Plus details on the live podcast Jan. 28 in NYC (actionnetwork.com/favorites). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 02, 2019
Week 16 SuperContest picks (feat. special guest)
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Chad and Blackjack do their usual battle for five picks in the last week of meaningful games of the NFL season. But they're joined by a special guest, who's budding rivalry with BlackJack is becoming ... problematic. But it'll get settled.  The guys agree quickly on a few games (NE-BUF) and are on opposite sides of a few others (SEA-KC).  Plus, BlackJack has a message to the Patriots, after backing them all year - but fading them preseason.  For more on the live podcast Jan. 28, please go to actionnetwork.com/favorites!   Follow us @thefavoritespod for bonus content during the holiday week! 2:27 WSH-TEN 2:33 BAL-LAC 3:34 CIN-CLE 5:41 TB-DAL 6:03 MIN-DET 7:07 BUF-NE 12:15 GB-NYJ 12:50 HOU-PHI 19:22 ATL-CAR 20:14 IND-NYG 21:40 JAX-MIA 21:56 LAR-ARI 22:19 CHI-SF 23:44 PIT-NO 25:19 KC-SEA Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 21, 2018
Scooch and Chad Talk Week 16 NFL Games
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First, another song from the Skootles that will enrage Mrs. Scooch (should she listen, which she probably won't). Then, Chad and Scooch go through the entire slate of Week 16 games. What is the most lopsided game on the board? Are the pros really siding with Buffalo against New England? Is Minnesota for real, or just the next example of recency bias?  Then... Fresh off both winning in Scooch Roulette, what trendy home dog does Chad like, and where does Scooch come out on Philly/Houston?  Plus details on the live episode of the Favorites in NYC! To get tickets, please go to ActionNetwork.com/Favorites and you will get more info. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 19, 2018
Week 16(!) NFL And Bowl Parlay Show
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After cracking the formula for how to win the parlay (pick on the moneyline), the boys are back and are dying to cash a ticket.  What does Geoff think of his brother's Chiefs chances in Seattle this week? Why did Paul resurface on baseball Twitter this week? What is going on with Sean McVay and the Rams? And can the boys finally cash a nine-teamer?! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 17, 2018
Can Chad and Blackjack Make Up Ground in the Supercontest?
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BlackJack is ill today, but the guys are able to pull it together to make more square picks. Can BlackJack convince Chad to lay 2.5 with New England in Pittsburgh? What crap-tastic teams will Chad and Blackjack agree on this week? Which employee does Chad value more: BlackJack or Darren Rovell? (This one gets heated.)  Plus some details on the live podcast and Chad's son's squash career.  Please rate and review the show, and Georgina will read her favorites.  8:06 HOU-NYJ 9:32 DEN-CLE 10:55 MIA-MIN 14:36 OAK-CIN 15:03 TB-BAL 15:19 IND-DAL 16:29 DET-BUF 16:57 GB-CHI 19:03 NYG-TEN 20:40 WSH-JAX 23:45 ARI-ATL 24:41 SEA-SF 27:14 NE-PIT 34:49 PHI-LAR 35:26 NO-CAR Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 14, 2018
NFL Week 15 Lines with Chad and the Lead Singer of The Skootles, Scooch
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Chad and Scooch dissect the lines for NFL Week 15, while also talking about Scooch's secret life as a famous musician, his order at Pizza Hut, and the upcoming live episode of the Favorites in New York City! Oh, and also, Scooch performs live, at the end of the show, after losing last week's Scooch Roulette side bet. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 12, 2018
NFL Week 15 Parlay Show
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Are you ready for the 9-team parlay you'll want to bet? Geoff, Paul and Chad are back at it and will try to get more than 3 games right! With college basketball really gearing up we'll be adding some NCAAB to enter the parlay this week. 9 picks for $20,000 - don't miss it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 10, 2018
Five Picks for NFL Week 14 with Chad and Blackjack
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Chad angers Blackjack by staying in Connecticut after completing his trip to San Francisco but that isn't the only disagreement they're having as they try to agree on five picks for week 14 Please review, rate and subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already.  Please call 917 406 3662 and leave a voicemail if you want bookmaker Bob Scucci to weigh in on a bet you're thinking of placing next week (Week 15 of the NFL season).  5:38 BAL-KC 6:54 IND-HOU 10:13 CAR-CLE 11:52 ATL-GB 12:20 TB-NO 13:49 NYJ-BUF 16:13 NYG-WASH 18:55 CIN-LAC 23:42 DET-ARI 25:17 DEN-SF 28:22 NE-MIA 30:10 PHI-DAL 30:35 PIT-OAK 32:10 LAR-CHI Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 07, 2018
Vegas Bookmaker Bob Scucci On Week 14 NFL Picks... And His Band?!
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Scooch is hot off of Vegas's second-best weekend of the season (thanks, Raiders, Cardinals, and Jags!). So hot, he even sings his first song of the year.... which makes sense, because he reveals he is IN A BAND AND HAS BEEN THIS WHOLE TIME?!?! Scooch explains why he thinks one disappointing team will bounce back this week, the difference between Mitch Trubisky and Chase Daniel (if there is one), and what two games are surprisingly drawing the most money this week. Plus, can the Patriots can break their weird curse playing in Miami, and who wins the NFC East matchup between Philly and Dallas this weekend? 9:30 TEN-JAC 11:49 LA-CHI 14:58 CAR-CLE 19:15 NO-TB 20:23 IND-HOU 22:05 NYG-WASH 23:08 BAL-KC 24:40 GB-ATL 27:45 NE-MIA 29:54 DEN-SF 31:33 CIN-LAC 36:15 DET-ARI 36:27 PIT-OAK 38:15 DAL-PHI 45:35 MIN-SEA Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 05, 2018
NFL Week 14 Parlay Show
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Did anyone cash a single bet this weekend? Yikes! Geoff, Paul and Blackjack are back at it this week to take some money back.  Paul continued his run of hilarious bad beats, and then Blackjack and Geoff give a eulogy for the miserable week gone by.  With college football winding down, some new sports enter the parlay this week (maybe that'll help change their luck). Can New England finally shake Miami on the road? Will Indy bounce back after a shutout loss? What the hell is happening with Carolina?  9 picks for $20,000 - don't miss it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 03, 2018
Five Week 13 NFL picks with Chad and Blackjack
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Off a rough 1-4 last week, Chad and Blackjack have a hard time landing on five games they like this week, even though Georgina is back to save them from each other.   Can Blackjack convince Chad to bet Kansas City as massive road favorites against Oakland? Who do they like in MIN/NE? And what gets Blackjack fired up the most this week (hint, it's not NFL-related).  Please review, rate and subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already.  Starting next week, please call 917 406 3662 and leave a voicemail if you want bookmaker Bob Scucci to weigh in on a bet you're thinking of placing next week (Week 14 of the NFL season).  8:21 CHI-NYG 9:15 ARI-GB 9:23 IND-JAC 11:48 CLE-HOU 13:23 CAR-TB 13:50 BUF-MIA 16:01 DEN-CIN 19:15 BAL-ATL 19:29 LAR-DET 21:04 KC-OAK 23:20 NYJ-TEN 23:45 MIN-NE 25:31 SF-SEA 25:44 LAC-PIT 26:21 WAS-PHI Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 30, 2018
BONUS EP: Pat McAfee joins Blackjack and Chad
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The Favorites welcomes Pat McAfee, former Colts punter, legendary podcaster, stand-up comedian, and broadcaster to the show for a very special episode.  The guys ask Pat about whether NFL players know point spreads, how the AFC South will shake out (remember when the Colts went for two and lost? that may have been a turning point), where Le'Veon Bell will play next year, his WWE career, and how Pat ended up with a wrestling ring delivered to his house unannounced.  Join us for the regular Supercontest podcast on Friday. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 29, 2018
NFL Week 13 Lines with Scooch and Chad
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It's Week 13 and just like each and every other week, Chad and Scooch are here to help you navigate your way through the week's lines. Bookmaker to the World, Scooch is in-studio this week with Chad as the two recap week 12 picks and go through each and every line from this weekends games. 8:50 NO-DAL 12:39 BAL-ATL 17:15 ARI-GB 18:56 LAR-DET 21:58 DEN-CIN 26:08 CLE-HOU 29:45 BUF-MIA 31:36 IND-JAX 34:16 CAR-TB 35:49 KC-OAK 37:53 NYJ-TEN 39:30 SEA-SF 40:25 MIN-NE 44:46 LAC-PIT 46:40 WAS-PHI 47:35 Scooch Roulette Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 28, 2018
Nine-Team Parlay with Picks from NFL, MAC, Pac-12, Big 12, SEC, and AAC
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Welcome to another week, and another Parlay show, with Chad, Paul, and Geoff. This week's picks are heavily centered around the championship games taking place in the MAC, Pac-12, Big 12, SEC, and AAC--those are the ones that the guys came to a consensus on, at least. Moving over to the NFL, LoDuca floored it, throwing caution into the wind, and Chad grabbed the emergency break, challenging one pick and talking Paul out of another. Time is running out on this football season, and Chad is getting serious. It's time to win 20K! 11:03 Geoff pick 20:55 Paul pick 22:53 Chad pick 26:24 Geoff pick 31:55 Paul pick 37:06 Chad pick 39:58 Geoff pick 44:08 Paul pick 49:11 Chad pick 52:41 pick recap Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 26, 2018
Chad and Blackjack Make 5 Thanksgiving + Week 12 NFL Picks
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It's Thanksgiving, and even though Chad is in the Greenwich mansion and Blackjack is in Florida, the boys still come together to insult each other and agree on five NFL picks against the spread.  Do Colt McCoy or Chase Daniel make it into the five? Can Blackjack convince Chad to take a giant road favorite? Can the boys pick something other than bad teams... for once?  Note: Georgina has a Thanksgiving bye week, but she'll be back next week.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 22, 2018
NFL Week 12, THANKSGIVING WEEK, Lines with Scooch and Chad
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It's Week 12, THANKSGIVING WEEK, which means a lot of Thursday football watching while full of food, drink, and potentially regret. As always, Chad and Scooch are here to help you navigate your way through the week's lines. Chad doesn't like many of the games, and, as a bookmaker, Scooch doesn't really like Thanksgiving. Ultimately, though, the guys were able to pick out at least a couple of matchups that look good for this weekend's slate. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 21, 2018
A Parlay Full of NFL Thanksgiving Games, Featuring Blackjack Fletcher
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In advance of eating preposterous amounts of food, this Thursday, Geoff, Paul, and no, not Chad--Blackjack-- build a nine-team parlay, largely based around the NFL's Thanksgiving games. Don't worry, though, the guys also make their usual college picks (as is tradition). Oh and, as Chad's proxy, Blackjack defends the honor of the Bears against Paul's wild claims about their defense. 5:16 Geoff pick 8:34 Paul pick 12:46 Blackjack pick 14:26 Geoff pick 16:53 Paul pick 22:53 Blackjack pick 25:21 Geoff pick 28:08 Paul pick 30:51 Blackjack pick 32:59 Parlay recap Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 19, 2018
Five Picks for NFL Week 11 with Chad and Blackjack
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What do you get when you mix multiple wrestling promos, chocolate martinis in paper cups, and the lines for NFL Week 11? You get Chad and Blackjack, trying to make five picks for the chance to win over one MILLION dollars in the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest. Also, betting aside, this week's show features a story about Chad leaving his son at a Starbucks, an alleged story about Jay Cutler and a urinal, and, as always, the vocal stylings of Georgina. 8:32 TEN-IND 10:42 TB-NYG 12:20 PIT-JAC 14:00 CAR-DET 14:31 DAL-ATL 16:14 CIN-BAL 17:59 HOU-WSH 19:27 OAK-ARI 20:09 DEN-LAC 23:55 PHI-NO 26:31 MIN-CHI 31:31 KC-LAR Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 16, 2018
NFL Week 11 Lines with Scooch and Chad
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No, no, the crowd isn't saying boo, they're yelling SCOOOOOOOCH, because it's time for America's bookmaker to go over all of the lines for NFL Week 11, with the Millimonster. Also, Scooch talks about how Vegas did in Week 10, moves a few of this week's lines, mid-pod, and plans a Goodfellas reboot with Chad, before revealing SHOCKING thoughts on the Rams-Chiefs game. Disclaimer…This podcast was recorded prior to the NFL moving the Rams-Chiefs game to LA 9:18 GB-SEA 11:14 MIN-CHI 13:13 HOU-WAS 16:33 CIN-BAL 19:02 PIT-JAX 21:04 CAR-DET 23:30 DAL-ATL 26:22 TEN-IND 29:34 TAM-NYG 30:31 OAK-ARI 33:30 DEN-LAC 36:41 PHI-NO 38:18 KC-LAR 41:07 Scooch Roulette Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 14, 2018
The Parlay Show: Chad's Relationship with the Bengals Comes to a Head
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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to another edition of the Parlay Show, the lead beast of our three-headed monster, The Favorites. Today, Chad is back, full of life and hatred for the Cincinnati Bengals. Also, Paul joins the Navy, Geoff remembers playing Ndamukong Suh, and the guys wonder if Joe Flacco's next start could be his last for Baltimore. Plus, a legendary story about Bobby Bonilla, that ends in Paul having to bat against an in-his-prime Kerry Wood. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 12, 2018
NFL Week 10: Chad and Blackjack Find Five Picks They Can Agree On
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Put on your finest cowboy hat and grab the amaretto, it's time for Chad and Blackjack to battle their way to five consensus picks, against the spread, for NFL Week 10. And, as always, these picks will be entered into the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest, giving our heroic betting duo the chance to win over one million dollars. This episode has a little bit of everything: Georgina zingers, a review of Chad and Blackjack's moviegoing experience, that they shared with a fan of the pod, a song dedicated to Chad's love of Andy Dalton, and, most importantly, plenty of thoughts on the football set to take place this weekend. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 09, 2018
Week 10 NFL Lines with Bookmaker Scooch and Chad Millman
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The Millimonster and bookmaker to the stars, Scooch, are back, dissecting the lines for all of the NFL's Week 10 matchups. Also, since Chad and Scooch are men of the people, they made an announcement on last week's show that will help you to make smarter bets. You can now submit your bets for judgment via voicemail, every week. Maybe you need some tough love, maybe they'll confirm that you're a genius, or maybe they'll do neither, in which case you can just brag to friends about being podcast famous. The number to call is (203) 489-6647. Leave a voicemail by Tuesday of each week, telling us one of the NFL bets you're on the fence about making, and Chad and Scooch will play the role of your brutally honest friends who want to see you make good decisions. PIT-CAR 12:25 CHI-DET 15:35 NYJ-BUF 18:34 NO-CIN 22:28 NE-TEN 24:41 KC-ARI 26:36 TB-WSH 27:40 ATL-CLE 30:00 JAC-IND 33:12 LAC-OAK 34:38 GB-MIA 36:35 SEA-LAR 37:57 DAL-PHI 40:13 SF-NYG 41:40 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 07, 2018
A College-Packed Parlay with Special Guest Blackjack Fletcher
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It's another Monday and another Parlay Show, where Chad, Geoff, and Paul pick nine games they like for the upcoming week, using the earliest lines available. Chad couldn't make this week's show, so Geoff took over as host and ceded his usual spot to a tidal wave of charisma, packed into a cowboy hat and blazer--Blackjack Fletcher! The NFL lines weren't very appealing to the boys, so most of the games in our parlay were plucked from the upcoming college slate. There was one pick from the NFL, made by Paul, and to say that it infuriated Blackjack would be both a lie an an understatement. I don't want to ruin the pick, but let's just say Paul is putting some faith in a guy whose name rhymes with Candy Malton. 6:45 Geoff Pick 9:25 Paul Pick 11:45 Blackjack Pick 13:29 Geoff Pick 15:46 Paul Pick 19:11 Blackjack Pick 21:05 Geoff Pick 22:49 Paul Pick 25:36 Blackjack Pick 27:58 Parlay recap Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 05, 2018
Picking The Week 9 NFL Games With Chad Millman & Blackjack
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This episode of The Favorites has everything sports betting fans are looking for: sincere reunions, quiche, pink champagne, and an interview with Will Fetters, co-writer of the hit film 'A Star Is Born'. That and picking the five games that will take them to a million dollars in the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest 7:01 ATL-WSH 7:09 DET-MIN 7:18 PIT-BAL 12:06 KC-CLE 13:22 NYJ-MIA 14:02 BUF-CHI 17:47 TB-CAR 18:56 LAC-SEA 22:37 HOU-DEN 27:40 LAR-NO 29:47 GB-NE 31:39 TEN-DAL Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 02, 2018
Week 9 NFL Lines with Bookmaker Scooch and Chad Millman
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The Millimonster and bookmaker to the stars, Scooch, are back, dissecting the lines for all of the NFL's Week 9 matchups. Also, since Chad and Scooch are men of the people, they made an announcement on this week's show that will help you to make smarter bets. You can now submit your bets for judgment via voicemail, every week. Maybe you need some tough love, maybe they'll confirm that you're a genius, or maybe they'll do neither, in which case you can just brag to friends about being podcast famous. The number to call is (203) 489-6647. Leave a voicemail by Tuesday of each week, telling us one of the NFL bets you're on the fence about making, and Chad and Scooch will play the role of your brutally honest friends who want to see you make good decisions. 15:23 CHI-BUF 18:06 OAK-SF 20:54 CAR-TB 23:07 KC-CLE 25:23 WSH-ATL 26:40 MIA-NYJ 27:27 BAL-PIT 29:35 LAC-SEA 31:00 HOU-DEN 32:59 NO-LAR 36:45 GB-NE 38:44 DAL-TEN Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 31, 2018
Paul LoDuca Shares Thoughts on the World Series and the Best Bets to Make Using Early Lines
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On this week's Parlay edition of the Favorites, we start with Paul LoDuca's (former Dodger, no big deal) thoughts and insights on what was a dominant and decisive World Series victory for the Boston Red Sox. Then, it was time to choose a parlay using some of the earliest lines available for this week's games, while Chad simultaneously turned the show into a three-act musical. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 29, 2018
Week 8 NFL Picks With Chad “Middlemonster” Millman & Blackjack
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Chad & Blackjack with their week 8 picks alongside a slightly under-the-weather Georgina to pick the five games that will take them to a million dollars in the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest 8:54 JAX-PHI 11:33 BAL-CAR 14:10 DEN-KC 17:00 CLE-PIT 17:11 SEA-DET 18:38 CIN-TB 19:27 NYJ-CHI 20:07 WSH-NYG 25:40 SF-ARI 25:51 GB-LAR 26:11 IND-OAK 28:02 NO-MIN 29:41 NE-BUF Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 26, 2018
Week 8 NFL Lines with Bookmaker Scooch and Chad Millman
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Chad and Scooch tackle the lines for each and every NFL Week 8 game, and there are so many line changes that even Scooch got tired of the celebratory line change horn. Also, Chad deems the show a "literary podcast," and has a hard time deciding if he should allegedly place a few bets. 13:01 Dolphins-Texans 15:22 Eagles-Jaguars 19:06 Broncos-Chiefs 23:58 Browns-Steelers 27:00 Bucs-Bengals 31:06 Ravens-Panthers 36:36 Redskins-Giants 40:05 Jets-Bears 41:12 Seahawks-Lions 43:24 Colts-Raiders 45:34 Packers-Rams 47:24 49ers-Cardinals 47:46 Saints-Vikings 50:42 Patriots-Bills 54:11 Scooch Roulette Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 24, 2018
A Parlay Full of Contrarian Picks For NFL Week 8 and College Football
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Chad, Paul, and Geoff are back again with a nine-team parlay, using some of the best early, Monday morning NFL and college football lines available. This time though, we're going to steal a page out of the Sesame Street playbook and assign a "word of the week" to this parlay (did Sesame Street do that? Who knows). The word of the week is: Contrarian. If there's a good team to bet against, the guys are doing it. Go big or go home, right? Also, Geoff talks about his brother's ability to stop Von Miller, and Paul breaks down the upcoming World Series between the Dodgers and Red Sox, along with who he thinks will win Game 1. 11:17 Geoff Pick 14:26 Paul pick 20:00 Chad pick 22:22 Geoff pick 25:46 Paul pick 27:46 Chad pick 30:22 Geoff pick 34:14 Paul pick 38:44 Chad pick Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 22, 2018
Chad Millman & Blackjack's 5 Week 7 NFL Picks
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Chad "Millimonster" Millman & Blackjack have to make their week seven picks that will take them to the grand prize of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest, but will Chad's looming, snowy getaway threaten to derail things? 4:22 TEN-LAC 5:43 CAR-PHI 6:29 MIN-NYJ 8:32 BUF-IND 8:43 NE-CHI 11:57 CLE-TB 13:03 HOU-JAC 13:12 DET-MIA 13:41 NO-BAL 15:20 DAL-WAS 15:51 SF-LAR 16:08 CIN-KC 18:35 NYG-ATL Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 19, 2018
Week 7 NFL Lines with Bookmaker Scooch and Chad "Millimonster" Millman
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Chad & Scooch go through all the lines for week seven in the NFL game and Chad regales us with an ALLEGED story about Jay Cutler (or at least his face does). 10:33 DEN-ARI 13:17 CHI-NE 15:07 TEN-LAC 18:50 TB-CLE 20:47 JAX-HOU 23:20 MIN-NYJ 25:40 IND-BUF 28:00 DET-MIA 30:15 PHI-CAR 31:45 BAL-NO 34:18 WSH-DAL 37:05 LAR-SF 39:30 KC-CIN 40:44 ATL-NYG Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 17, 2018
9-Team Parlay: Home Dogs, Paul Loves the Bearcats, and Chad Throws a Challenge Flag
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Chad, Paul, and Geoff pick a nine-game parlay for the upcoming week in sports. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 15, 2018
Picking The Week 6 NFL Games With Chad Millman & Blackjack
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Blackjack is drinking alone this week as Chad and him pick the week six NFL games together while physically far apart as they go for a million dollars in the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest. 5:00 ARI-MIN 6:36 LAC-CLE 9:07 MIA-CHI 9:59 CAR-WSH 11:36 IND-NYJ 12:29 PIT-CIN 14:46 TB-ATL 15:06 SEA-OAK 16:35 HOU-BUF 18:35 LAR-DEN 19:30 JAX-DAL 20:58 BAL-TENN 21:58 KC-NE 23:02 GB-SF Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 12, 2018
Week 6 NFL Lines with Scooch and the Millimonster
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It's early out in Vegas, and Scooch has to catch a flight, so we get rolling quick, analyzing the NFL's Week 6 lines while surprising Scooch with a variety of jarring sound bytes along the way. Also, Chad does some hand-wringing over who to pick on SportsCenter. HE NEEDS WINNERS! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 10, 2018
9-Team Parlay: Lots of Chiefs-Pats Action, Geoff Makes a Homer Pick, and Paul Spent Sunday Screaming in His Car
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Today's show was, as the kids say, lit. This past weekend, Paul spent most of Sunday screaming at his steering wheel, Geoff spent some quality time with his family at the Panthers game, and Chad went on SportsCenter. But all of that is over now. It's a new week and it's time for a new nine-team parlay. There's a lot of action on the Pats and Chiefs, Geoff is supporting his alma mater, and Paul is is liking what he sees in Buffalo. 11:20 Geoff Pick #1 13:47 Paul Pick #1 16:40 Chad Pick #1 19:38 Geoff Pick #2 26:01 Paul Pick #2 30:25 Chad Pick #2 32:55 Geoff Pick #3 39:22 Paul Pick #3 43:54 Chad Pick #3 46:45 Recap Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 08, 2018
Week 5 NFL Picks With Chad “Middlemonster” Millman & Blackjack
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A recording time at dawn and an awful coffee-based liqueur have Chad & Blackjack at odds over their week five NFL picks as they continue to go for it all in the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest 12:34 GB-DET 13:28 TEN-BUF 16:48 JAX-KC 21:18 MIA-CIN 22:16 BAL-CLE 24:40 DEN-NYJ 25:20 NYG-CAR 25:27 ATL-PIT 25:42 OAK-LAC 25:54 LAR-SEA 26:52 ARI-SF 31:21 MIN-PHI 31:40 DAL-HOU 33:04 WSH-NO Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 05, 2018
NFL Week 5 Lines with Scooch and Chad "Middlemonster" Millman
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Before going through every NFL game with Bookmaker Scooch, Chad recaps a story about putting highlight music behind mundane tasks and an epic middling on Monday Night Football. Then, Chad and Scooch run through the lines for each NFL Week 5 game: IND-NE JAX-KC GB-DET TEN-BUF MIA-CIN BAL-CLE NYG-CAR DEN-NYJ ATL-PIT OAK-LAC (kinda) LAR-SEA ARI-SF MIN-PHI DAL-HOU WAS-NO And, as always, we finish with some Scooch Roulette. Spoiler alert: one pick will make you want to hold your nose. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 03, 2018
9-Team Parlay: Give Us Andrew Luck and Matty Ice!
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On this week's Parlay show, Paul gets on Chad for flipping on a bet, Geoff gives a player's perspective on what's going on with Earl Thomas, and the guys put together another NFL/College Football 9-team parlay. This week's picks are headlined by a belief in Andrew Luck's ability to keep games close, Atlanta's ridiculous offense, and Paul's penchant for hitting on obscure college football games. 13:48 Geoff Pick #1 16:36 Paul Pick #1 20:38 Chad Pick #1 24:22 Geoff Pick #2 29:24 Paul Pick #2 34:23 Chad Pick #2 40:38 Geoff Pick #3 43:36 Paul Pick #3 46:43 Chad Pick #3 49:37 Recap Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 01, 2018
Chad and Blackjack's 5 Week 4 NFL Picks
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Chad and Blackjack (and, yes, some Grand Marnier) are back for week four of the NFL season to make the five picks that will take them to the prize of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest, but some disagreements might make this week’s picks a little more interesting. 4:25 HOU-IND 8:16 GB-BUF 8:47 TB-CHI 12:32 MIA-NE 14:42 DET-DAL 17:33 CIN-ATL 20:49 NYJ-JAX 20:58 PHI-TEN 24:06 CLE-OAK 28:59 SEA-ARI 29:08 NO-NYG 31:36 SF-LAC 32:10 BAL-PIT 32:43 DEN-KC Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 28, 2018
NFL Week 4 Lines and Spreads with Vegas Bookmaker Scooch
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After the results of last week's vote, Scooch gets to listen to his new theme song! And somehow, this leads to Chad confessing his love for Beyonce and a story about betting a case of wine.  Then, Chad and Scooch go through all 15 Week 4 NFL games, explaining why it's the perfect time to bet Minnesota and fade Patrick Mahomes. Plus, they reveal the AFC team that still flying under the radar of the general public.  7:47 MIN - LAR 10:30 TB - CHI 13:36 HOU - IND 17:18 DET - DAL 21:46 MIA -NE 24:15 CIN - ATL 29:22 BUF - GB 31:23 NYJ - JAX 33:14 TEN - PHI 36:31 CLE - OAK 40:25 SEA - ARI 42:13 NO - NYG 44:14 SF - LAC 45:18 BAL - PIT 46:25 KC - DEN Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 26, 2018
9-Team Parlay: Fading Baker Mayfield and Patrick Mahomes in Week 4
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The guys break down the wins and losses from the week and how Paul's 14-year-old daughter is already chasing bets on tilt.  Then the guys pick their 9 bets for this week's parlay, which includes Geoff picking against his own brother, Paul making the case for putting hard-earned money on East Carolina over Old Dominion, and Chad selling Baker Mayfield after Cleveland's first win.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 24, 2018
NFL Week 3 Action In The One Million Dollar SuperContest
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Week 3 of the NFL season is here along with Chad and Blackjack trying to make five picks that will help guide them to winning one million dollars in the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest, although some Mediterranean cuisine and a little Amaretto see them having a little more “fun”. 5:30 IND @ PHL-6.5 7:40 NO @ ATL-3 10:34 TEN @ JAX-9.5 12:15 CIN @ CAR-3  14:10 DEN @ BLT-5.5 14:30 NYG @ HOU-6.5 17:20 OAK @ MIA-3 21:35 GB @ WAS+2.5 23:20 BUF @ MIN-16.5 25:15 SF @ KC-6.5 28:10 LAC @ LAR -7 30:50 CHI @ AZ+6 33:05 DAL @ SEA-2 36:06 NE @ DET+7 38:07 MNF: PIT @ TB+1 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 21, 2018
NFL Week 3 Lines and Spreads, and Twitter Q&A with Bookmaker Scooch
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Before going through, and analyzing, all 16 of this week's NFL games with bookmaker Bob Scucci, Chad takes care of some important business. Simply put, Scooch needs a theme song. He's a legend, and should be treated as such. We came up with two options, and now the rest is up to you. Time for a Twitter vote. Aside from figuring out Scooch's sonic identity, Chad takes some Twitter Q+A, including a question about when the best time to make a bet is. Also, Scooch takes you behind the scenes of how he set his lines for this week's games:  Cleveland-New York Jets (10:40) Carolina-Cincinnati (14:34) Saints-Falcons (16:59) Denver-Baltimore (20:03) Tennessee-Jacksonville (23:34) Buffalo-Minnesota (24:27) Chiefs-49ers (28:21) Indianapolis - Philadelphia (31:57) Oakland - Miami (33:35) New York Giants-Houston (36:07) Green Bay - Washington (41:12) Chargers-Rams (42:30) Chicago-Arizona (44:18) Dallas - Seattle (46:37) New England - Detroit (48:45) Pittsburgh-Tampa (50:45) Finally, Scooch Roulette. (55:19) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 19, 2018
A 9-Team Parlay Featuring This Week's NFL and College Football Games
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Week 2 of the NFL season is in the books, and the guys' first attempt at a 9-team parlay had ... mixed results. Chad went undefeated. Geoff and Paul didn't fare quite as well.  But before getting to the betting there were a few questions to answer...are the Bucs for real (6:00)? What do we make of Cleveland's defense? Had our two athletes ever seen anyone pull a Vontae Davis and retire mid-game before (12:00)? Then, the guys each give us their three favorite bets for the upcoming week (14:00). Along the way, Geoff tells a story about playing against Peyton Manning, we hear about the guys' longest win streaks in the pros, and why Chad Millman freely admits to liking the FAVORED Cleveland Browns in Week 3.  Welcome to The Favorites. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 17, 2018
Five NFL Picks to Win One Million Dollars with Chad and Blackjack
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Chad and Blackjack are back, once again attempting to make five picks that will help guide them to winning one million dollars in the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest. The guys go over last week's picks, and how they fared, before moving on to this week, NFL Week 2. 4:30 Chiefs-Steelers 7:08 Colts-Redskins 9:12 Eagles-Buccaneers 10:47 Dolphins-Jets 12:04 Chargers-Bills 15:00 Texans-Titans 16:48 Panthers-Falcons 17:28 Browns-Saints 20:14 Vikings-Packers 20:50 Cardinals-Rams 22:17 Lions-49ers 23:49 Patriots-Jaguars 26:19 Raiders-Broncos 26:42 Giants-Dallas 29:13 Seahawks-Bears 31:42 Chad and Blackjack's five picks Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 14, 2018
NFL Week 2 Lines and Spreads with Scooch
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Chad and Scooch go over all the NFL Week 2 lines and spreads, and Scooch changes a few lines on the fly! Also, the guys play a game of Scooch Roulette. Welcome to The Favorites. 11:02 Patriots-Jaguars 14:25 Cardinals-Rams 18:27 Ravens-Bengals 20:23 Chiefs-Steelers 23:42 Colts-Redskins 26:56 Eagles Buccaneers 32:27 Jets-Dolphins 35:10 Chargers-Bills 37:00 Panthers-Falcons 39:16 Browns-Saints 41:17 Vikings-Packers 42:35 Lions-Niners 46:17 Raiders-Broncos 47:55 Giants-Cowboys 50:01 Seahawks-Bears 52:13 Scooch Roulette Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 12, 2018
The Parlay Show: NFL Week 2 and Some College Football
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On this week's Parlay show, Chad talks to Paul LoDuca and Geoff Schwartz about Week 1 of the NFL season, and gains some valuable insight into the Le'Veon Bell situation, before teaming up with the guys to create a nine-team parlay for the upcoming week in sports. All games, from any sport, are in play, and the goal is to win enough money to have everyone retire, together, down in Del Boca Vista. Welcome to The Favorites. 7:21 Geoff’s first pick 10:32 Paul’s first pick 14:43 Chad’s first pick 18:17 Geoff’s second pick 21:20 Paul’s second pick 26:36 Chad’s second pick 36:41 Geoff’s third pick 41:06 Paul’s third pick 43:21 Chad’s third pick 46:41 Nine team parlay review Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 10, 2018
SuperContest with BlackJack Fletcher: NFL Week 1
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It's Friday, which means it's time for Chad and Blackjack Fletcher to try and pick five games for the Las Vegas Westgate SuperContest, without coming to blows. They have a shot at winning one million dollars. This week, the guys took a hard look at every single NFL Week 1 matchup and, somehow, after a few wrestling promos, an insult or five, and Chad being called a homer, they came to a consensus. Though, if we're being honest, Blackjack still isn't thrilled (he's furious) about their final pick. Welcome to The Favorites. 2:00 PIT-CLE 3:46 JAX-NYG 5:12 SF-MIN 6:34 CIN-IND 8:16 TB-NO 10:03 BUF-BAL 10:21 HOU-NE 11:58 TEN-MIA 13:48 DAL-CAR 15:12 KC-LAC 17:50 SEA-DEN 19:44 CHI-GB 21:48 WSH-ARI 22:08 NYJ-DET 23:17 LAR-OAK 30:40 FINAL FIVE PICKS Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 07, 2018
NFL Week 1 Lines and Spreads with Scooch and a Special Interview with Mike Francesa
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In episode one, Chad introduces the full cast of characters--Paul LoDuca, Geoff Schwartz, Blackjack Fletcher, and Scooch--before jumping into lines and spreads for Week 1 of the NFL season. Also, Chad got to sit down for a special interview with Mike Francesa, who shared some of his thoughts on the upcoming NFL season. Welcome to The Favorites. :01 An explanation of The Favorites with Blackjack Fletcher, Paul LoDuca, and Geoff Schwartz. 9:33 Analyzing NFL Week 1 lines and spreads with Scooch 45:09 Scooch Roulette 47:29 Mike Francesa talks his new app 50:46 Over/Under and Super Bowl Odds with Francesa Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 05, 2018
Introducing...The Favorites
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Episode One of The Favorites drops on September 5th! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 27, 2018
The Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 39 - Featuring Stanford Steve & Chris Fallica
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On this week’s episode of The Buffet, Chad is joined by two of ESPN’s finest in Stanford Steve Coughlin and Chris ‘The Bear’ Fallica. The guys talk all things college football, most specifically, the guys look at team’s season win totals. The guys break down how they grade teams and the most important metric when it comes to grading teams as well.    8:57 – 5 NCAAF teams Stanford Steve can bet on from a win total perspective 16:10 – How old is too old to have a bestfriend? 21:40 – Chris Fallica NCAAF win total picks 28:12 – key stat/metric when grading a team Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 21, 2018
The Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 38 - Featuring Bill Barnwell
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On this week’s podcast, Chad and Scooch are joined by Bill Barnwell of ESPN.com to talk all things NFL Football. With the preseason underway, Chad has placed his first bet of the NFL season, so the guys break that down. The guys also get Bill’s take on betting preseason football & a ton more. Also, how is the Market betting the Vikings? Scooch breaks it down.   02:10 – Chad’s first bet of the football season 04:33 – Theories on betting preseason football 09:30 – Who is copying the Eagles blueprint?  22:05 – How the market is betting on the Vikings 35:41 – Two favorite season win totals bets Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 09, 2018
The Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 37 - NFL Bets!
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On this week’s episode, Chad and Scooch break down the new NBA-MGM deal. We hear how bookmakers are reacting to the news and what this means moving forward for the future of sports betting. The guys also talk NFL futures with training camp here and give some picks.    Time Stamps  1:09 – NBA/MGM news 21:10 – NFL Futures 33:30 – Chad’s NFL futures picks Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 02, 2018
The Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 36 - Featuring Tom Tolbert
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On this week’s episode, Scooch returns to talk all things Summer League and WNBA. Chad also talks about how he has gotten his 11-year-old son into gambling. Chad is then joined by Tom Tolbert to talk Summer league and everything else under the sun. Time Stamps: 06:35 - Chads son gambling. 20:01 - Scooch talks summer league. 31:25 - Tom Tolbert Interview 38:25 - Best athlete Tom ever played with. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 12, 2018
The Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 35 - Gambling Olympics Featuring The Three Donkeys
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On this week’s episode of The Buffet, Chad is joined by the Three Donkeys, Adam Levitan, Jonathan Bales and Peter Jennings to break down the upcoming gambling Olympics.   Time Stamps: 7:50 – Events  9:30 – Teams 18:40 – Side Action  31:30 – Lodden Thinks Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 03, 2018
The Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 34 - Featuring Colin Cowherd
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Chad is joined by Colin Cowherd of FS1 this week to relive their days of working together, get Colin’s take on sports gambling and how it will affect sports media, and then the guys wrap up with You Bet Your Life. Time Stamps: 1:30 – Chad & Colin relive their days working together 7:45 – Colin’s take on media and sports gambling 13:19 – Colin’s two rules on gambling 23:20 – You Bet Your Life Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 21, 2018
The Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 33 - Featuring Lauren Joffe Live In Delaware
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This week on The Buffet, Chad and Scooch discuss Delaware and the new sports betting laws, they get into the NBA Finals and some interesting trends, revisit the sports betting Hall of Fame and get into much, much more. Chad is then joined by Lauren Joffe who is reporting live in Delaware. Lauren hit the new Delaware sports books and gives us a recap.  Time Stamps: 02:40 – Chad & Scooch on new sports betting laws 09:18 – NBA Finals discussion and trends 19:17 – Sports betting hall of fame 33:49 – Lauren Joffe interview Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 06, 2018
The Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 32 - Featuring Matt Moore & Blackjack Fletcher
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On this week’s episode, Chad and Scooch talk about what life has been like since the supreme court ruling. The guys also have the idea of starting the Sports Betting Hall of Fame. Who’s in? Who’s out? Chad & Scooch break it down. Then, Chad is joined by Blackjack Fletcher and Matt Moore to talk some Stanley Cup and NBA Finals. Time Stamps -  3:00 - Scooch breaking down the supreme court ruling 16:57 – Sports Betting Hall of Fame 34:02 – Blackjack & Matt Moore join the pod 34:14 – Blackjack on Golden Knights 38:45– Matt Moore on GSW and Steve Kerr Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 31, 2018
The Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 31 - Breaking News With Ryan Rodenberg
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On this week’s episode, Chad and Scooch react to the Supreme Court ruling on sports betting. Chad is also joined by Ryan Rodenberg to break down the legal side of the ruling. Time Stamps: 2:48 – Chad & Scooch Supreme Court ruling thoughts. 9:47- Ryan Rodenberg joins the pod. 17:45 - Ruth Bader Ginsburg talk. 23:10 – Chad & Ryan revisit their over/under on legalized sports betting. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 14, 2018
The Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 30 - Featuring World Wide Wob and Story Time With Lauren Joffe
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On this week’s podcast, Chad is joined by Rob Perez, also known as World Wide Wob for an in depth interview about the NBA and Rob’s life. Chad is also joined by Lauren Joffe aka The Spin Zone for a hilarious interview after they are blown off by Stuckey. Time Codes: 2:20 -World Wide Wob’s crazy bet with a friend 12:30 - Who is World Wide Wob? 15:00 - Social Media 42:05 - A Bet For Wob 44:58 - Lauren Joffe Interview 45:18 - Hate-Betting with Joffe 51:42 - Murderer staying with Lauren in college Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 09, 2018
The Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 29 - Featuring Paul Lo Duca & Jason Sobel
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On this week’s podcast Chad is joined in Studio by Scooch to talk everything under the sun. Chad then is joined by Paul Lo Duca to break down the Kentucky Derby and to talk about some crazy times when Paul was gambling on the derby during his MLB days. Chad is also joined by Jason Sobel to talk about the time he was swindled by Phil Mickelson.   Time Stamps 03:20 – Scooch talks about his luxurious life 14:15 – Scooch’s biggest Derby winnings 23:11 – Paul Lo Duca and Jason Sobel join 27:45 – Jason tells a story about 5 years ago getting swindled by Phil Mickelson 36:37 – Lo Duca on Miguel Cabrera hitting 3 HR’s while drunk 41:34 – Lo Duca on winning 80k on the derby while in the dugout Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 03, 2018
The Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 28 - Featuring Paul Lo Duca
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Chad and Scooch are joined by Paul Lo Duca on this weeks episode as Chad is recording live from our new podcast studio in Manhattan. Before Paul joins the show, the guys address the tragic passing of Las Vegas legend and longtime friend of both Chad and Scooch Dave Malinsky.   Time stamps: 2:36 - Chad discusses his trip to Oregan. 06:25 – The guys discuss the passing of Dave Malinsky. 13:31 – Paul Lo Duca joins the podcast. 18:09 – The story behind Paul almost being the Bachelor. 21:07 – You Bet Your Life. 34:42 – Are the Dodgers in trouble? 37:46 – Lo Duca is not a fan of Stanton. 45:15 – Life lessons from Manny Ramirez. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 26, 2018
The Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 27 - Featuring Jason Sobel
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On this week’s podcast, Chad is joined by a very special guest and the newest member of the Action Network team, Jason Sobel, for Masters week. Jason talks about his years of covering Augusta and who he likes this year. Also, Chad & Jason play a game of ‘You Bet Your Life’. 06:05 - Covering the Masters through Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth’s point of view. 09:07 - Are courses built for the Driver now a days? 13:19 - On how Jason ranks the field 1-87 23:34 - Jordan Spieth’s weird living situation at Augusta 27:20 - You Bet Your Life Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 02, 2018
The Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 26 - Featuring Stanford Steve
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On this week’s podcast, Chad and Scooch recap the Elite 8 and Sweet 16 as well as look ahead to the Final Four and talk MLB win totals. The guys are also joined by old friend Stanford Steve from ESPN to talk all things college basketball and get his thoughts on the upcoming Final Four.    Time Stamps: 06:45 - How the books did this weekend. 21:04 - Scooch changes a line mid show. 25:22 - MLB win totals. 30:07 - Stanford Steve interview 44:14 - Final Four preview. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 28, 2018
The Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 25 - Featuring Paul Lo Duca, Geoff Schwartz, and Stuckey
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On this week’s podcast, Scooch returns for a jam packed episode. The guys are joined by Paul Lo Duca and Geoff Schwartz to play a new game called Pro Athletes Who Gamble. Stuckey also joins the pod to discuss a 10k bet he made in college that just hit. Chad and Scooch also look ahead and preview the Sweet 16. Time Stamps: 01:52 - Stuckey joins to tell a story about a bet he made years ago in college for 10k that finally hit. 09:35 - The guys discuss getting kicked out of multiple sports books in their weekend in Vegas. 29:45 - Sweet 16 Preview. 41:33 - Scooch makes a line change mid podcast. 44:19 - Lo Duca and Schwartz interview.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 21, 2018
The Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 24 - Featuring Stuckey and Bryan Mears
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The overseeded & underseeded, who has the easiest path, who are the first-round bracket busters and the winner will be… Time Stamps: 17:30 - Easiest path vs hardest path for a #1 seed 21:10 - East Bracket Leverage Play 25:02 - South Bracket Buster 27:03 - Midwest Bracket Buster 35:11 - Final Four Predictions Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 13, 2018
The Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 23 - Featuring Tom Tolbert and Ken Barkley
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On this week’s podcast, Chad is joined by ex-NBA player turned radio host, Tom Tolbert. Tom joins to play You Bet Your Life and talk some college basketball. Chad is also joined by Ken Barkley aka Locky Lockerson to discuss all things March Madness and about his journey to the Action Network. Time Stamps 01:46 - Ken Barkley Interview 04:31 - Conference talk 12:14 - How to measure a team like Virginia  24:02 - Tom Tolbert Interview 29:20 - Paying college atheletes 42:40 - You Bet Your Life Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 08, 2018
The Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 22 - Featuring Daryl Morey and Jeff Ma
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On this week’s podcast Chad gives Scooch the week off so he can focus on the Sloan analytics conference with Daryl Morey, the GM of the Houston Rockets and Jeff Ma of Twitter and the Bet The Process Podcast. Chad also dives deep into the lives of Morey and Ma, asking them about some of the major risks they have taken in their life, what they are up to now, and how they are so good at what they do.   Time Stamps: 1:20 - Interview with Daryl Morey 25:16 - Interview with Jeff Ma Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 22, 2018
The Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 21 - Featuring Ryen Russillo
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On this week’s podcast, Chad & Scooch talk Valentines Day, the NBA, how the books are treating Cavs future bets & more. The guys are also joined by Ryen Russillo to talk about the biggest risk he has ever taken and what he is up to now.  Time Stamps: 2:20 - Valentines Day talk 10:54 - How the books are treating Cavs future bets and the rest of the season. 18:51 - Ryen Russillo interview to discuss his new career path and to talk about betting on himself.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 15, 2018
The Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 20 - Featuring Matt Moore
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Chad and Scooch wrap up the NFL season with their final thoughts on the Super Bowl, how the books made out, the get-your-prop-up-in-vegas numbers and more. The guys are also joined by Matt Moore to welcome the podcast into the NBA season. Matt breaks down all the news and rumors going down in the NBA right now. Time Stamps 2:30 - Life after football 4:15 - How the books made out 11:55 - The biggest bet Scooch took for the Super Bowl 25:45 - Matt Moore interview Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 08, 2018
The Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 19 - Featuring Cousin Sal
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On this weeks episode, Chad & Scooch are joined by Cousin Sal to break down the Super Bowl, prop bets, to discuss the lucky Let-It-Ride World Series bettor and his Super Bowl bet & much more. The guys are also joined by the get-your-prop-up-in-vegas winner to discuss his winning prop. Time Stamps: 09:57 - Arash Sadet, the get-your-prop-up-in-vegas winner, joins the pod 20:21 - Cousin Sal interview 43:01 - Super Bowl 52 preview 53:32 - Scooch Roulette Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 31, 2018