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
The Favorites - Best Bets NFL Week 13
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Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter return to narrow down their top plays across the NFL Week 13 slate. Will it be lucky number 13 for the duo? Or will they enact their required bye week in the contest? Hear their Big Balls Bet of the Week, Scooch Roulette, and so much more. #Volume #ColinCowherd #Herd

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Dec 02, 2022
The Favorites - NFL Week 13 Betting Preview
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With some tantalizing marquee matchups, this week's NFL slate is loaded with betting possibilities. Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter are here to preview the full board, and give some of their favorite early picks against the spread. The Bengals and Chiefs clash in an AFC showdown, while the 49ers and Dolphins look to silence doubters. Plus, we get a quick recap of Week 12 and check in on the viability of a Jacksonville AFC South ticket. #Volume #Herd #ColinCowherd

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Nov 30, 2022
The Favorites - NFL Week 12 Betting Preview
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Happy Thanksgiving, gamblers! Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon hunter offer a cornucopia overflowing with NFL picks this week, as they look to condense the show into a single episode this week. Together they give their top against the spread bets, and cover the entire Thanksgiving slate, Sunday slate, and Monday Night Football. #Volume #Herd #ColinCowherd

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Nov 23, 2022
The Favorites - Best Bets NFL Week 11
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The Dallas Cowboys weigh heavily on the mind of Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter this week, as they look to finalize their favorite betting picks for NFL Week 11. Together they go through the board and select their best plays, including some love for the lowly Houston Texans and a diagnosis of a potential thundersnow matchup in Buffalo. Plus, we get a round of professional bettors feedback in Sharp Calls, and plenty more. #Volume #Herd #ColinCowherd

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Nov 18, 2022
The Favorites - NFL Week 11 Betting Preview
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The Eagles and Bills suffered unexpected losses last week. Is now the time to bet them on the rebound? Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter discuss these and every other game on the NFL Week 11 slate as they give out their favorite early bets. Is now the time to jump off the Jets bandwagon? Does Baker Mayfield matter in Baltimore on Sunday? And what is happening with this line for 49ers vs Cardinals in Mexico? All this and plenty more on this week's episode. #Volume #colincowherd #herd

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Nov 16, 2022
The Favorites - Best Bets NFL Week 10
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The pressure is on Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter this week, as they look to maintain a perfect streak of winning weeks in their weekly million dollar pick 'em contest to start the season. Together they discuss sharp calls Simon has received so far this week, dive deeply in the Steelers home game against New Orleans, and feel out how invested they want to get in a Packers underdog opportunity. #Volume #Herd #ColinCowherd

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Nov 11, 2022
The Favorites - NFL Week 10 Betting Preview
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After nearly sweeping the board last week, Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter return from Lexington to look at the Week 10 slate across the NFL. Together they start to narrow down their contest picks, which have yet to have a losing week this season. They breakdown the Browns, the Broncos, the Packers and more, plus give out their Simon Says, Executive Decision and Foxhole Bets of the Week. #Volume #Herd #ColinCowherd

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Nov 09, 2022
The Favorites - BONUS Breeders Cup Best Bets
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Live from the Horse Capital of the World, Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter talk Breeders Cup racing and a wild night out in Lexington, Kentucky. They are joined by horseracing expert Scott Hazleton of FanDuel TV, who takes the guys through a great day of racing and betting on Saturday. #Volume

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Nov 04, 2022
The Favorites - Best Bets NFL Week 9
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From a hotel room in The Horse Capital of the World, Action Network experts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter quickly run through their favorite sides for this week's NFL slate, including their Big Balls Bet of the Week, and an underdog round robin parlay that's sure to please. #Volume #Herd #ColinCowherd

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Nov 04, 2022
The Favorites - NFL Week 9 Betting Preview
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After an 8th consecutive winning week in their pick 'em contest to start the season, Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter are riding high. Together they break down every game on the NFL Week 9 slate, making their Simon Says, Foxhole and Executive Decision bets, along with leans on every other game on the board. Plus, they share details about our BONUS episode recording live Friday afternoon from Keeneland in beautiful Lexington, Kentucky for Breeders Cup weekend. #Herd #ColinCowherd

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Nov 02, 2022
The Favorites - Best Bets NFL Week 8
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Chad Millman and Simon Hunter of Action Network return to narrow down their favorite picks for NFL Week 8. Is now the time to buy on Kliff Kingsbury? Are the Texans a side worth taking? And can the Jets soars to new heights against the Patriots? #Volume #ColinCowherd #Herd

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Oct 28, 2022
The Favorites - NFL Week 8 Betting Preview
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A juicy NFL betting slate looms large for gamblers this week, with a few teams jumping out immediately to Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter. Together they go through every game from Thursday to Monday night, highlighting a few spots too good to pass up, including the Battle of Ohio in prime time. 

Plus we get Foxhole, Executive Decision and Simon Says picks for Week 8, and so much more. 

And for anyone interested in joining the show as it records live, download the free Amp app on any Apple device and follow @TheFavorites to listen in to Chad and Simon record the show live every Tuesday and Thursday this season. #Volume #Herd #ColinCowherd

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Oct 26, 2022
The Favorites - Best Bets NFL Week 7
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Sharp Calls, every gambler's favorite weekly segment, returns this week as Action Network host Chad Millman asks Simon Hunter to share some feedback from the pro gambling community about his picks, including a strong stance on the San Francisco 49ers. Together the duo narrow down their selections for their Week 7 content, along with an official Big Balls Bet of the Week on an NFC team. Plus, is Chad a Scientologist? Simon asks the hard questions on this week's episode! #Volume #Herd #ColinCowherd

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Oct 21, 2022
The Favorites - NFL Week 7 Betting Preview
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The Buffalo Bills vanquished the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead on Sunday in a battle of AFC heavyweights, as the Philadelphia Eagles continued their surge in the NFC. Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter return this week to preview the NFL Week 7 landscape from a betting perspective, including long, hard looks at the Houston Texans, San Francisco 49ers and a perplexing Lions vs Cowboys game. #Volume #Herd #ColinCowherd

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Oct 19, 2022
The Favorites - Best Bets NFL Week 6
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We're live! Chad and Simon debut a new live recording session of The Favorites, available every week on the free Amp app or via the web at onamp.com for the rest of this NFL season! Just follow @TheFavorites on Amp to join our live show recordings every Tuesday at 1:30pm ET and every Thursday at 11am ET. 

This week, Chad and Simon use their Action Network data to dive into the best bets for NFL Week 6, including a long look at the Steelers and the Dolphins, plus a potential buy on the suddenly resurgent New York Jets. #Volume #herd #colincowherd

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Oct 14, 2022
The Favorites - NFL Week 6 Betting Preview
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The Matt Rhule Era doesn't survive to Week 6, but our Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter return to preview all the games fit to bet on the NFL slate. Together they build their early cards, including a potential buy-now spot on the consistent Atlanta Falcons. Plus, are the surging Buffalo Bills the sharp side in Kansas City? #Volume #Herd #ColinCowherd

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Oct 12, 2022
The Favorites - Best Bets NFL Week 5
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The NFL slate is unusually exciting to Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter this week, offering a number of strong plays from Thursday to Monday night. Together the guys discuss their fondness for the Ravens and Bucs this week, before resorting to childish name-calling when it comes to an AFC East showdown. Plus we get a Big Balls Bet of the Week, an underdog round robin, and plenty more. #volume #herd #colincowherd

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Oct 07, 2022
The Favorites - NFL Week 5 Betting Preview
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The calendar turns to October, the greatest betting month of the year, as Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter return to break down every game on the NFL Wee 5 slate. Together they select the spread bets they're already betting as Sunday looms, plus all their leans elsewhere up and down the board. We hear about Tom Brady's potential divorce, the feisty Houston Texans, a great spot to back Baltimore, and so much more. #Volume #Herd #Colincowherd

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Oct 05, 2022
The Favorites - Best Bets NFL Week 4
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Time to select a Big Balls Bet of the Week, as Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter hunker down and lay out their best bets for NFL Week 4. Together they construct their draft of The Faves Five, their top 5 against the spread picks, plus their top plays and underdogs across the board. Will they continue their winning ways? Only time will tell! #Volume #ColinCowherd #Herd

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Sep 30, 2022
The Favorites - NFL Week 4 Betting Preview
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After another winning week in their NFL pick 'em contest, Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter return for another breakdown of the full NFL board. Together they go Thursday Night Football all that way through Monday night covering the games from every betting angle, including our first early morning kickoff, live from London. 

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CIN MIA 11 MIN

MIN NO - 18 MIN

BUF BLT - 22 MIN

WAS DAL - 25 MIN

TEN IND - 29 MIN

CLE ATL - 32 MIN

NYJ PIT - 35 MIN

JAX PHL - 40 MIN

DET SEA - 46 MIN

CHI NYG - 48 MIN

LAC HOU - 51 MIN

AZ CAR - 53 MIN

NE GB - 55 MIN 

DEN LV - 56 MIN

KC TB - 58 MIN

LAR SF - 61 MIN

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Sep 28, 2022
The Favorites - Best Bets NFL Week 3
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There are a number of tantalizing spots to bet across the NFL this week, but Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter must narrow down their top plays as Sunday looms. Together they select their Big Balls Bet of the Week, make a survivor play, plus a few other sides they're targeting for the weekend. #Herd #ColinCowherd

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Sep 23, 2022
The Favorites - NFL Week 3 Betting Preview
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Another profitable week for Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter is the backdrop for a rousing Week 3 slate full of intrigue and hard decisions. Together the duo go through every game from top to bottom, discussing Tom Brady's frustrations, the backstabbing Panthers, the all-or-nothing Indianapolis Colts and so much more. #Herd #ColinCowherd

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Sep 21, 2022
The Favorites - Best Bets NFL Week 2
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Underdogs howled last week, but now it's time for Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter to settle on their Faves Five picks of the week. Together they narrow down their betting card, and select a Big Balls Bet of the Week,  play a round of Scooch Roulette, and dive into all their favorite picks for a loaded Week 2 slate. Plus, we here some love for the lowly Jets, the plucky Saints and hear about recent calls from Simon's fellow professional gamblers. #Herd #ColinCowherd

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Sep 16, 2022
The Favorites - NFL Week 2 Betting Preview
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After kicking off the season with a sizzlin' 5-0 record in their Faves Five best bets, Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter return to survey the betting landscape for NFL Week 2. Together they look at underdogs, trap spots, struggling quarterbacks and so much more. Plus they remind themselves that winning ugly is the best way to win in the NFL. #Herd #ColinCowherd

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Sep 14, 2022
The Favorites - Best Bets NFL Week 1
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It's time to lock in our top plays of Week 1, and Chad Millman and Simon Hunter of Action Network are ready to roll. Together they build their Faves Five card, along with a Big Balls Bet of the Week, underdog moneyline round robin, and so much more. Is now the time to back Mike Tomlin? How bad are the Jets? All these questions answered, and so much more. #herd

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Sep 09, 2022
The Favorites - NFL Week 1 Betting Preview
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Looks like we've made it, folks. NFL Week 1 is upon us, and Action Network experts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter return to preview every game on the NFL slate. Together they go from Thursday Night Football to Monday Night Football, covering all the action from a betting perspective, and giving out their favorite sides along the way. Later this week they'll look to narrow down their top five favorite picks, but first our first episode each week will provide our Foxhole bet of the week, our Simon Says pick, plus Chad's new Executive Decision bet. Lots to like on this Week 1 board, with home 'dogs as far as the eye can see! #herd

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Sep 07, 2022
The Favorites - NFL Best Bets 2022
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The NFL offseason is hurtling to a swift conclusion, so Action Network betting experts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter return with a roundup of their top picks heading into Week 1. The guys are high on the Jaguars and Eagles, but hesitant to buy the hype on the Buffalo Bills. Plus, we hear their takes on each division, their darkhorse MVP candidates and so much more. #Herd

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Sep 02, 2022
The Favorites - CFB Week 1 Betting Preview
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The first major slate of the college football season is this week, with matchups lasting from Thursday all the way through Labor Day evening. Here to help Chad Millman and Simon Hunter break it all down are Action Network experts Stuckey and Collin Wilson, who go through some of their favorite bets, plus a dive into Michigan and Ohio State, the College Football Player, why Collin won't speak Billy Napier's name and so much more. #Herd

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Aug 31, 2022
The Favorites - AFC West Betting Preview with Colin Cowherd
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Sports media impresario Colin Cowherd swings by the show again for a rousing discussion about the wild AFC West. Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter discuss their favorites picks across a division loaded with quarterback talent, and breakdown their rationale for futures bets. Later, they ask Colin his opinion on the best signalcallers out west, and get his pick for who he thinks takes the division crown. #Herd

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Aug 26, 2022
The Favorites - NFC West Betting Preview with Colin Cowherd
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Colin Cowherd joins the show this week to discuss two of the best divisions in the NFL. On today's show, we start with the NFC West, where Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter offer their favorite gambling picks out west for 2022. Later, they pepper Colin with questions about coaching matchups and quarterback play, and they discuss Kyle Shanahan's ascension, Sean McVay's culture-building prowess, and so much more. #herd

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Aug 24, 2022
The Favorites - AFC + NFC South Betting Preview
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Today we preview two divisions Action Network host Chad Millman never misses a chance to poke fun at. Referring to them as "culturally speaking, the least relevant divisions in the NFL," together with his co-host Simon Hunter they preview all eight teams top to bottom from a betting perspective. The Tennessee Titans have long punched about their weight class, but can it continue? Will the Saints prove feisty this season? And is Tampa destined to return to the Super Bowl with Tom Brady? All this and plenty more, plus a dramatic reading about Dubuque's most famous dog groomer. #Herd

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Aug 19, 2022
The Favorites - NFC East Betting Preview with Ross Tucker
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NFL veteran-turned-media personality Ross Tucker joins Action Network gambling experts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter for a dive into the NFC East. Tucker is an expert on this division, with two stops within the NFC East during a seven-year NFL career, plus his current job as an analyst for the Philadelphia Eagles. Plus, he's the co-host of the sports betting podcast "Even Money," so he's happy to expound on his favorite division odds and season win totals from Dallas to New York and everywhere in between. He provides some great advice about how to approach your high school reunion... if you can find a way to play for the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day. #Herd

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Aug 17, 2022
The Favorites - AFC East Betting Preview
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The Super Bowl favorite Buffalo Bills are atop the preseason AFC East odds board, and today's guest Tim Graham is no stranger to life in Buffalo. He's a senior writer for The Athletic, with a decades-long journalism resume that includes stints at ESPN, the Palm Springs Post and the Buffalo News, which has made him one of the most connected, pragmatic and well-respected voices not only in the annals of Western NY sports media but across the entire AFC East. 

Together with our Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter, the trio discusses the Patriots and Dolphins attempt to dethrone the Bills, the Jets quest towards relevance, and so much more. #Herd

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Aug 12, 2022
The Favorites - The "Toughest" Part of Betting
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Today's guest is Steve Magness, a performance expert, coach and author of the new book "Do Hard Things." 

He's coached some of the top distance runners in the world, and literally wrote the book on the subject. But his newest book asks its readers to re-think how they perceive the prevailing model of toughness and its mentality of fear, false bravado, and hiding weakness. 

Sports betting is famously an environment filled with false bravado and weakness hiding as strength. It is a pursuit loaded with mental pitfalls some never overcome. That's why Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter dig deep with Steve to learn the lessons in his book, and draw parallels between mentally coaching yourself to outcomes and the sometimes nauseating pursuit of sports betting success. 

As Steve writes, “real toughness is experiencing discomfort or distress, leaning in, paying attention, and creating space to take thoughtful action. It’s navigating discomfort to make the best decision you can.”  #Herd

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Aug 10, 2022
The Favorites - AFC & NFC North Betting Previews
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Our exhaustive division-by-division NFL betting previews begins at the top of the map, as Action Network's Chad Millman and Simon Hunter welcome back their colleague Chris Raybon to discuss the AFC and NFC North. Are the Ravens a team to fade at current prices? Are the Steelers a team ready to surprise? And is a new coach just the answer the Minnesota Vikings have been waiting for? All this and so much more, plus a clip from America's most treasured film: Con Air. #Herd

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Aug 05, 2022
The Favorites - NFL Preseason + 2022 Player Props
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Actual NFL games return this week with the 2022 season kickoff Hall of Fame Game, a sloppy preseason spectacle only a gambler could love. The annual rite of summer is the perfect time for Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter to bring on Chris Raybon, an expert in NFL player projections and betting NFL preseason games. Chris is also the co-host of the Fantasy Flex podcast, where he and Action's Director of Predictive Analytics Sean Koerner have developed some of the most accurate NFL player projections in the world. Today our trio goes through what every fan needs to know before wagering on the preseason, plus the best 2022 player props to lock in now before the season starts. Is it time to fade Baker Mayfield? #Herd

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Aug 03, 2022
The Favorites - Our Gambling Movie Pantheon
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What are the top gambling movies of all-time? A friend of the podcast returns to help us decide. 

Michael Lasker is a true Hollywood insider, 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. Most importantly, he's a huge film buff and legitimate Oscars savant. 

Along with Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter, they discuss their best and worst gambling films of all time, along with who they believe best depicted the reality of betting. Plus, Lasker sheds some light on the more obscure 1992 film Diggstown, a boxing movie that still holds up. #Herd

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Jul 29, 2022
The Favorites - Guest Jimmy Traina
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Today's guest Jimmy Traina has spent over 20 years as a writer/producer at SI.com, becoming one of the most widely-respected names in sports media today. Both his daily column Traina Thoughts and his weekly Sports Illustrated Media Podcast episodes are mandatory consumption for those eager to understand the evolving landscape of sports media. 

Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter pepper Jimmy with questions about the ManningCast, the impact of sports betting on modern sports broadcasting, and more. But first, the longtime bettor makes his stance as fervently "pro-gambling" crystal clear. #Herd

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Jul 27, 2022
The Favorites - UFC Betting with Chris Weidman
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It's not everyday we're joined by a four-time champion, but today we're lucky enough to welcome "The All-American" Chris Weidman, former UFC middleweight titleholder. Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter, along with UFC betting expert Sean Zerillo, hit Chris with questions about his comeback status from a devastating leg break last year, his abilities as a MMA bettor, his acting career on "Kevin Can Wait" and so much more. Plus, Chad is once again forced to confront the greatness of Nassau County, this time via an athlete's superior resting heart rate. #Herd

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Jul 22, 2022
The Favorites - QB Analysis with Jordan Palmer
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Former NFL quarterback Jordan Palmer has become the go-to QB coach for prospective NFL starters, utilizing the knowledge he gained during his professional career to establish the elite training camp QB Summit, where his recent trainees have included Josh Allen, Joe Burrow, and Trevor Lawrence, among many others. Palmer provides fascinating answers to Action hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter about players like Derek Carr and Russell Wilson, offers insight into why so many teams whiff at developing the position, and what it's like to be the greatest quarterback in the history of the UTEP Miners. #Herd

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Jul 20, 2022
The Favorites - Guest Tiki Barber
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One of the greatest New York Giants of all-time, friend of the podcast Tiki Barber joins Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter to talk about about Russell Wilson, the value of teamwork, his reality show athletic prowess, a new partnership with Knights of Degen and so much more. #Herd

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Jul 14, 2022
The Favorites - July NFL Mailbag
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Baker Mayfield is now a Carolina Panther, and NFL questions have been streaming in for Action Network Chief Content Officer Chad Millman and his pro gambler co-host Simon Hunter. So together they wade through questions about the Panthers prospects in the NFC South, MVP longshots, Patrick Mahomes as a poker player, the worst stadium name in the NFL and so much more. #Herd

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Jul 13, 2022
The Favorites - New Mailbag Edition
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Our intrepid Action Network hosts Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter receive tons of questions during the NFL season and beyond. Today we continue our effort to answer as many of them as possible with an all-new mailbag episode of the show. But before the fellas dive into listener queries, first they welcome on Action's predictive analytics experts Sean Koerner and Nick Giffen for another round of America's most beloved math-based podcast segment: What Are The Odds? This time they tackle the most unlikely hole-in-one in recorded human history. #Herd

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Jul 01, 2022
The Favorites - NFL Fantasy Update
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NFL Training Camps are a month away, but that won't stop us from diving headfirst towards the pylon on NFL fantasy enlightenment with Action Network fantasy expert Chris Raybon. He joins host Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter to dive into the biggest differences his rankings are showing in relation to current Average Draft Position across the major skill positions of quarterback, running back and wide receiver. Plus, we hear his take on players with the highest ceilings heading into the 2022 NFL season. #Herd

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Jun 29, 2022
The Favorites - Can You Bet On Politics?
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Are you a news junkie? Do you wish you could bet on election outcomes or world events? Today's guest Alex "Keendawg" Keeney is an expert in doing just that. He joins Action Network hosts Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter to discuss the world of online prediction markets, and how thousand of traders invest millions of dollars in markets as diverse as the next GOP presidential nominee to the margin of victory in a mayoral primary.

Keeney is the founder of Star Spangled Gamblers and host of their popular podcast, which has become the leading source of information about political prediction markets. Prior to founding SSG, Alex was a screenwriter in Hollywood, a policy advisor in the U.S. House of Representatives, and a marketing executive for Jordan Belfort, better known as the real Wolf of Wall Street. Follow him on Twitter @keendawg

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Jun 24, 2022
The Favorites - NBA Draft Betting
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The Warriors have again been crowned as NBA Champions, so now gamblers can turn their attention to the NBA event of the summer: the NBA Draft! Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter welcome on their colleagues Matt Moore and Brandon Anderson to discuss the ways they are approaching betting the event, with loads of intrigue -- and value -- remaining for the top 3 picks and beyond. #Herd

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Jun 22, 2022
The Favorites - Stanley Cup Finals Betting
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Lord Stanley's sacred cup is on the line, and after a thrilling Game 1 overtime game in the Stanley Cup Finals our Action Network co-hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter invite NHL betting expert Michael Leboff back to the show to discuss the best ways to bet the series. Plus, we here tales of Leboff's one-time political "career," his heroic police detective brother, and much more. Plus, producer Matt Mitchell provices a follow-up from a recent What Are The Odds segment contributor. 

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Jun 17, 2022
The Favorites - US Open Betting Preview
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One of golf's most hallowed events returns to Brookline, Massachusetts for the first time this millennium, and here to break it down from a betting perspective is Action Network golf expert Jason Sobel. He joins hosts Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter to discuss his favorites outrights, top-10s and longshots. Plus, he provides an update on the PGA TOUR vs LIV update, as the shockwaves continue to be felt throughout the golf world. #Herd

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Jun 15, 2022
Special Guest Will Fetters, 'Hustle' Writer
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Adam Sandler's new film "Hustle" debuted on Netflix this week, so Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter invited a longtime friend of the show back to discuss it. Oscar-nominated screenwriter Will Fetters co-wrote and executive produced "Hustle," the story of a down-on-his-luck NBA scout chasing his dream. Together Will discusses what it was like writing the movie (described by Chad as "a love letter to Philadelphia"), working with Adam Sandler, and so much more. Later, they discuss their favorite gambling movies of all-time. #Herd

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Jun 10, 2022
The Favorites - NBA Finals Betting Update
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The NBA Finals heads to a pivotal Game 3!

Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter welcome on colleague Matt Moore along with Jason Timpf, host of the Hoops Tonight podcast on The Volume podcast network, to update them on how the series has played out thus far. What should bettors be wary of heading into Game 3? Are there any numbers to grab now prior to Wednesday night? And who has become the best bet for Finals MVP after two games? #Herd

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Jun 08, 2022
The Favorites - Special Mailbag Edition
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Questions have been pouring in for Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter, so we've put together our favorites for a special mailbag edition of the podcast. Together Chad and Simon answer questions about bankroll management, how to spot a loser in the sportsbook, who would win in a "Freaky Friday situation" and so much more. Plus, another round of "What Are The Odds" with beloved predictive analyst Nick Giffen! #Herd

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Jun 03, 2022
The Favorites - NBA Finals Betting Guide
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It all comes down to this! The long grind has delivered gamblers a great NBA Finals matchup, with the favored Golden State Warriors facing the underdog Boston Celtics. With Game 1 looming on Thursday night, Action Network host Chad Millman and his professional gambler best friend Simon Hunter welcome Action NBA senior writer Matt Moore and betting expert Chris Raybon to the program to break it all down. What are the best ways to bet Game 1? Are the Celtics worth a shot at the current series price? What Finals MVP longshots are worth grabbing? All this and so much more as the last games of the NBA tipoff this week. #Herd

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Jun 01, 2022
The Favorites - The Battle For Legal Sports Betting
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The federal ban on sports betting was struck down by the Supreme Court 4 years ago this month. Since that decision, nearly half of all states and Washington D.C. now permit legal sports betting in some form. To get a summary of all the legislative flury that's taken place since 2018 and to hear insights on the legal road ahead, hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter invite on Action Network industry reporter Sam McQuillan (@Sam_McQuill) to the show. Sam provides the latest news on where the latest legalization efforts stand in California, Florida and across America. #Herd

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May 27, 2022
The Favorites - NFL Schedule 2022
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The NFL recently released its complete schedule for the 2022 season, so Action Network Chief Content Officer Chad Millman and his pro gambling best friend Simon Hunter look up and down the season-long slate to highlight teams and matchups worth further investigation. How did the NFL Draft and the schedule release impact their feelings on win totals and division, conference or Super Bowl futures? More importantly, will an affluent listener invite them to his or her Soldier Field suite for the Eagles vs. Bears game Week 15? #Herd

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May 25, 2022
The Favorites - Preakness and MLB Betting Update
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The second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown is this Saturday with the 147th Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, Maryland. Action Network senior writer Sean Zerillo joins his boss Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter to discuss betting on the race from every angle.

Later, they dive into Sean's real passion: Major League Baseball. Simon peppers Sean with loads of questions about the season thus far,  including dead balls, run totals, and fading the New York Yankees. #Herd

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May 20, 2022
The Favorites - NBA Conference Finals Betting Guide
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The NBA playoffs are heating up, so Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter of Action Network welcome on two NBA experts to break down the semifinal round. The Boston Celtics take on the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals and the Golden State Warriors tip off against the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference Finals. These two matchups that are sure to delight fans and gamblers alike, so Action Network analyst Brandon Anderson and Jason Timpf of The Volume Podcast Network's Lakers Tonight podcast provide their analysis on both series and how to approach them from a betting perspective. 

But first, we debut our newest segment: What Are The Odds?

Listeners submitted their wildest coincidences and circumstances. We've selected one and invited on Action's predictive analytics team to break it down from a mathematical perspective. Today's maiden voyage takes us on a journey involving the Dallas Cowboys, Ric Flair, and his famous chop. #Herd

What Are The Odds Segment - 4 min

Western Conference Finals - 11 min

Eastern Conference Finals - 35 min

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May 18, 2022
The Favorites - AFC Team Betting Updates
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Picking up from last episode, Action Network betting experts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter review all that's happened since the NFL Draft and break it all down, team by team. In this episode they go through every division in the AFC, discussing which teams are rising and which are falling... and most importantly who has betting value right away. Are the Miami Dolphins worth a shot? Why would anybody bank on the Cleveland Browns? And are the Las Vegas Raiders the best value in the conference to win their division? #Herd

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May 13, 2022
The Favorites - NFC Team Betting Updates
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The NFL Draft dust has settled, and Action Network betting experts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter are here to break it all down, team by team. In this episode they go through every division in the NFC, discussing which teams are rising and which are falling... and most importantly who has betting value right away. Are Kliff Kingsbury and the Cardinals worth the risk? Can the Rams repeat as champions? And what was the best part of Action's big pre-Draft party in Las Vegas? #Herd

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May 11, 2022
The Favorites - Kentucky Derby Betting Guide
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"The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports" is this Saturday, and here to help us bet on the 148th renewal of the Kentucky Derby is Action Network contributor and TVG reporter Andie Biancone. Action hosts Chad Millman and his pro gambler bestie Simon Hunter pepper Andie with questions about all the happenings at Churchill Downs, including the importance of post position, track conditions, and so much more. We hear her favorite betting tips for the Derby, including why a horse's post-race randiness can be an indicator of Triple Crown success. #Herd

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May 06, 2022
The Favorites - Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting Preview
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The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup begins this week as the NHL's best compete for the most prestigious trophy in North American sports. Join Action Network's Chad Millman and Simon Hunter to discuss how to approach it from a betting perspective is Action hockey editor Michael Leboff, one of the most passionate NHL bettors anywhere. He takes hockey novice Chad through the intricacies of betting on playoff hockey, before the group delves into the best hockey movies of all-time. Can the Boston Bruins win it all? Will a Canadian team break the Stanley Cup drought? Will Leboff pass away if the Maple Leafs make the Finals? All this and so much more. #Herd

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May 04, 2022
The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast - Last Minute NFL Draft Bets
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With the first pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars are practically on the clock! Action Network Chief Content Officer Chad Millman returns with his closest companion Simon Hunter to discuss all their last-minute bets for this Las Vegas spectacle Thursday night, along with all the intrigue and posturing that goes along with it! Together they speed through some picks and mock drafting advice, and get you ready to profit all Draft long. #Herd

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Apr 28, 2022
The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast - NFL Draft Expert Scott Smith
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The NFL Draft goes live in Las Vegas on Thursday night, so to help project how the first round will play out we welcome on Scott Smith, an Action Network contributor and one of the most accurate NFL mock drafters in the last five years. Along with guest host Brendan Glasheen and pro gambler Simon Hunter, the trio previews the wild markets moves seen across the board thus far and gives out their favorite bets as the first round looms. #Herd

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Apr 27, 2022
The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast - College Football Spring Best Bets w/ Collin Wilson
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The biggest spring practices are a wrap, and that means Action college football betting expert Collin Wilson is ready to give out his favorite way-too-early bets of the 2022 college football season. Action hosts Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter ask Collin about his College Football Playoff bets, his Heisman handicapping, thoughts on LSU under Brian Kelly and so much more. 

Plus, if you're in Las Vegas next week for the NFL Draft, don't forget to RSVP at the link below to Action Network's free pre-party at Circa's Stadium Swim in downtown Las Vegas. https://www.actionnetwork.com/press/action-nfl-draft-pre-party #Herd

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Apr 22, 2022
The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast - NFL Draft Betting w/ Matthew Freedman
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The NFL Draft is approaching! And to kickoff our first of three betting episodes covering the most exciting days of the NFL offseason, Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter welcome FantasyPros head of content and mock draft maven Matthew Freedman to the show. Together the trio discuss the draft prop bets they're currently making, speculate on where the top quarterbacks will land, and so much more.

Plus, for those in Las Vegas for the NFL Draft next week, follow this link to RSVP for Action Network's free Happy Hour in downtown Vegas on April 27th!

https://www.actionnetwork.com/press/action-nfl-draft-pre-party

Hope to see you there! #Herd

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Apr 19, 2022
The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast - NBA Playoffs with Colin Cowherd
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With the NBA taking center stage this week, Chad Millman and Simon Hunter of Action Network welcome on The Volume's bossman Colin Cowherd to chat about all things interesting in "the Association," including LeBron's legacy, the Philadelphia 76ers, and why Colin doesn't talk about MLB. Plus, if Simon, Chad and Colin had a spare $500 million, how would they invest it?

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Apr 14, 2022
The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast - NBA Playoffs Best Bets
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Pro gambler Simon Hunter of Action Network isn't afraid to call himself a Philadelphia 76ers fan, despite his taste for sharp bets. So we've invited on Action senior NBA writer Matt Moore and Jason Timpf of the Lakers Tonight podcast to talk all things betting in the NBA as the league turns its attention to postseason action. Together they break down the Eastern and Western Conference contenders and pretenders, and discuss who has what it takes in the first round and beyond. #Herd

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Apr 12, 2022
Top 10 QBs to Bet On with Colin Cowherd
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When it comes to NFL quarterbacks, some have it and some don't. Nobody knows that better than gamblers. And sometimes a simple difference in signal-callers can tip the scales when it comes to choosing a side. So today, Action Network Chief Content Officer Chad Millman and his pro gambler sidekick Simon Hunter welcome on Volume kingpin Colin Cowherd to discuss the characteristics they most prize in an NFL QB, as each builds a Top 10 list of QBs they trust with their money.

Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen make the list easily... but what about recent Super Bowl champion Matt Stafford? Lamar Jackson? And Is Russell Wilson a slam dunk? They guys break this all down, plus the QBs that will NEVER make their respective lists, in a fun, free-flowing episode sure to ignite debate.

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Apr 07, 2022
Bettor's Guide to The Masters
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The most mythical of professional golf's four majors, The Masters is an annual rite of spring for golf fans and golf gamblers alike. Today Action Network hosts Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter welcome Action golf expert Jason Sobel onto the program to cover it all. Together they go through the latest on Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka and the other heavyweights in the field, plus discussions on Phil Mickelson, first round leader bets, finishing position plays and so much more.


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Apr 04, 2022
MLB Season Best Bets
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Opening Day is almost here, and our dedicated Action Network team wants YOU to profit all season long.

That's why Chad Millman and his pro gambler sidekick Simon Hunter invited Action baseball editor (and Baseball Prospectus alum) Collin Whitchurch and senior writer Sean Zerillo to the show this week. Together the tandem give their favorite picks for the upcoming 2022 Major League Baseball season, and celebrate the launch of the latest Action podcast PAYOFF PITCH. Next week Collin and his Payoff Pitch crew will break down every MLB division, plus betting picks for MLB slates every Tuesday and Friday morning all season long.

On today's episode, Chad and Simon learn about the best World Series futures to buy, season win totals to bet, and even some statistical leader longshots to hit before the season swings into action next week!

So check out Payoff Pitch wherever you like to listen!

Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/payoff-pitch/id1615600022

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3PKYHfrB9PW57vZQNKTgxH

iHeart: https://iheart.com/podcast/94495831/

And good luck this MLB season!

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Mar 31, 2022
Final Four Betting Guide
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College basketball blue bloods square off this weekend, and here to break it all down from a betting perspective are Action Network college hoops experts Stuckey and BJ Cunningham. Host Chad Millman and his pro gambler sidekick Simon Hunter probe their guests for gambling angles for a legendary Duke vs. UNC game, plus a Villanova vs Kansas contest that boasts plenty of intrigue of its own.

We get the latest injury updates, plus leans on the totals, and a deep dive in Coach K "appreciation" from BJ and Simon.

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Mar 29, 2022
Your Gambling Guide to the Sweet 16
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March Madness moves to its second exhilarating weekend, and Action Network's Chad Millman and his pro gambler co-host Simon Hunter welcome on their colleagues Stuckey and BJ Cunningham to break it all down, fresh from their appearance on the Big Bets On Campus podcast. The Sweet 16 has blue bloods and longshots alike, with Gonzaga, Kansas, Villanova and Arizona all still alive. Plus, we hear about the chances 15-seed St. Peter's has to advance to the Elite 8 and beyond.

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Mar 24, 2022
Oscars Betting Preview with Michael Lasker
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Hollywood's biggest night is this Sunday, so Chad Millman and Simon Hunter of Action Network are joined once again by beloved Hollywood talent manager Michael Lasker to cover all things betting for the Academy Awards. Lasker, recently named one of the 40 Most Powerful People In Comedy by the Hollywood Reporter, skillfully shares his POV on betting markets across the major categories, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. He also proves once again that nobody knows the Oscars better, as he gleefully lists every nominee and winner in any major category throughout Oscars history... on command.

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Mar 22, 2022
March Madness First Round Betting Guide PART 2
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The best gambling event of the spring is upon us! And to get everybody ready, Action Network's own Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter go through every game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with the help of their colleague BJ Cunningham.

In this episode, they go game-by-game through the Friday slate, touching on every matchup from a betting perspective in order of tip-off time. Should we unload on Davidson? Is Colgate the underdog everyone will be talking about this weekend? And is this Coach K's final weekend of basketball? All this and more, So sit back, listen up and enjoy the Madness!

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Mar 15, 2022
March Madness First Round Betting Guide PART 1
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March Madness is here! To celebrate, Action Network's own Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter go through every game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with the help of their colleague BJ Cunningham. In this episode, they go game-by-game through the Thursday slate, touching on every matchup from a betting perspective in order of tip-off time. Is Colorado State live? Is Baylor worth fading? And how confident should gamblers feel about San Diego State? All this and more, followed by our Part 2 episode giving all of Friday's games the same treatment. So sit back, listen up and enjoy the Madness!

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Mar 15, 2022
Gambler's Guide To NFL Free Agency
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NFL free agency kicks off next week, so Action Network's Chad Millman and professional bettor Simon Hunter welcome colleague Chris Raybon to the show to break it all down. We've had Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson and Carson Wentz make headlines this week, and the wide ripple effects of quarterback moves continues to be felt across the league. What teams are primed to make moves this offseason? Who are stuck in cap hell? What teams offer value to bettors at the moment, and where could we see movement? Together the guys discuss the league from top to bottom, and Simon offers some encouraging words on the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars' chances in 2022.

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Mar 10, 2022
College Basketball Conference Tournament Best Bets
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With Selection Sunday looming, Action Network's Chad Millman and Simon Hunter welcome on college basketball betting experts Stuckey and BJ Cunningham to discuss all the gambling angles for this week's major conference tournaments. From the SEC to the Big Ten and everything in between, the guys give their favorite futures plays in the conferences bettors care about, including players to watch and longshots to pounce on. Later this week we'll return to talk NFL Free Agency with Chris Raybon, and which NFL futures to bet before lines shift.

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Mar 07, 2022
Sports Betting Mailbag Part 2
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After professional sports bettor Simon Hunter bared his soul on Tuesday describing his journey from wee English lad to hardened New Jersey gambler, Action Network host Chad Millman invites him once again to respond to our listeners most frequent questions. Together they cover popular sports betting topics, including touts, chasing, habits to avoid, books to read and so much more.

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Mar 03, 2022
Sports Betting Mailbag Part 1
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After receiving thousands of questions during the NFL season, Action Network's Chad Millman and professional sports bettor Simon Hunter finally sit down to answer a few of our listeners' most burning inquiries in this special two-part episode. Today, Simon describes his journey from the blue collar English town of Burnley to living in America as a full-time NFL bettor, and everything in between. We also hear about Simon and Chad's biggest wins and losses as bettors and how Simon was tested early in the world of sports betting. Then on Thursday, we'll return to cover good betting habits, what makes a tout a tout, and so much more.

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Mar 01, 2022
NFL Combine with Matthew Freedman
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The first event of the NFL offseason begins on March 1st in Indianapolis, as NFL coaches and executives gather for the annual NFL Combine. Agents and more than 300 draft-eligible players descend on the Hoosier State, jockeying for draft position through a gauntlet of physical and mental tests. Together Chad Millman and Simon Hunter of the Action Network discuss the betting implications of this annual talent showcase, and are joined by NFL Draft expert (and former Action Network stalwart) Matthew Freedman of FTN. They cover top pick and first QB props, who has the most to gain in Indy, Kenny Pickett's thumb and so much more.

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Feb 24, 2022
NBA MVP Best Bets w/Jason Timpf and Matt Moore
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The NFL season may be over, but the sports betting season never sleeps! As Action Network honcho Chad Millman toils away in chilly Connecticut, he's joined as always by his professional sports bettor co-host Simon Hunter, who is sunning his pale British buns in beautiful Cozumel, Mexico. Together they welcome two NBA experts for a rousing conversation about the betting state of the NBA season thus far. Jason Timpf, host of The Volume's Lakers Tonight podcast, chats up Action's senior NBA writer (and former NBA MVP voter) Matt Moore as they dive into the best ways to bet NBA title and MVP futures, LeBron's chances of a title this year, and so much more.

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Feb 22, 2022
Analytics vs Expertise with Author Chris Jones
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Host Chad Millman describes today's guest as "possibly the greatest magazine writer of his generation." He's gushing about his longtime friend and colleague Chris Jones, now the author of a new book titled The Eye Test: A Case for Human Creativity in the Age of Analytics.

With co-host Simon Hunter off on a well-deserved vacation, Chad and Chris discuss the book and its argument for human inputs of experience and "embodied analysis" in an era where data has been treated as infallible. In a spirited discussion, Chad also applies the book's many lessons and anecdotes to the world of sports and sports betting.

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Feb 17, 2022
Super Bowl Betting Review
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The confetti has fallen, and the Los Angeles Rams are Super Bowl champions. But bettors of the Bengals +4 are the ultimate winners from last night's game, with Joe Burrow and Company giving it everything they had to cover the spread. Chad Millman and Simon Hunter recap all the bets they made on the big game, and reflect on what the game said about both teams now and moving forward. Plus, we get a sneak preview of Super Bowl futures bets to make for the 2022 NFL season, and so much more.

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Feb 14, 2022
Super Bowl LVI Best Bets
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It all comes down to this. Action Network Chief Content Officer Chad Millman is joined by professional sports bettor Simon Hunter for this final episode of the NFL Season as they firm up their final bets for Super Bowl LVI between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams. Together they go through the side and total, examining the market movements and professional gambler intel Simon received throughout the week. They discuss betting strategies and the risks inherent in what is often a flukey game in which pressure is at an all-time high. But when it is all said and done, Chad and Simon put their names besides the picks they'll be hanging their hats on come Super Bowl Sunday.

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Feb 09, 2022
Super Bowl LVI Top Prop Bets
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With the greatest spectacle in American sports just a few days away, Chad Millman and professional bettor Simon Hunter of the Action Network welcome their colleagues Chris Raybon and Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner to the show. Every week this NFL season, Chris and Sean joined the guys on their live NFL betting show "Convince Me," and this week they're lending their expertise on prop betting and player projections. Together they go through their favorite prop bets for the Super Bowl, including longest catch, longest punt and Super Bowl MVP bets. The guys go as deep as they can on the game script and the juiciest gambling opportunities, and lay out how they each approach betting on the biggest game of the season.

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Feb 08, 2022
Super Bowl Betting Trends
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Just ten days remain before Super Bowl LVI, so Action Network Chief Content Officer Chad Millman and professional sports bettor Simon Hunter bring on Stuckey (host of The Action Network Podcast and Big Bets On Campus) to break down the game from a historical perspective. The NFL has been hosting Super Bowls since 1967, so what analytical trends has Stuckey unearthed that could inform our betting decisions next Sunday? Does the spread actually matter in this game? Do the Bengals have the profile of a champion? Just how long will the National Anthem last? All this and plenty more as our betting build up to the Super Bowl continues!

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Feb 03, 2022
Early Super Bowl LVI Gambling Preview
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The dust has settled, and the Rams head back to Los Angeles to face the most unlikely Super Bowl contender in a generation. Together the Action Network's Chad Millman and professional sports bettor Simon Hunter break down what they saw in the Conference Championship games, where they disagreed, and how this informs how their initial bets on Super Bowl LVI.

Plus, they track the early line movements on the games and discuss how big professional bets have already impacted the line and total. Later this week, we'll bring on the infamous Stuckey from the Action Network Podcast to provide more betting news and trends to know for this Super Bowl matchups, before we move on next week to special prop betting and Best Bets episodes. So strap in and keep it right here on The Favorites for all your Super Bowl gambling content needs!

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Feb 01, 2022
NFL Conference Championship Best Bets
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The dizzying highs and terrifying lows of another NFL season are drawing to a close, and Chad Millman of the Action Network once again welcomes pro bettor Simon Hunter to discuss all things betting across two premiere NFL playoff matchups this weekend as they narrow down their favorite bets.

Together they finish their review of the Cincinnati Bengals visiting Arrowhead to take on the Kansas City Chiefs, and ultimately disagree on the best way to approach gambling on the game. Later they wrap up their San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams debate, agreeing on a side to bet in the late game. With the Super Bowl looming, now is the best time to buckle down, focus up and get your most informed bets of the season in before the yawning chasm of the NFL offseason swallows the sports world whole. So let's go out with a bang, and good luck this weekend!

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Jan 27, 2022
NFL Conference Championship Gambling Preview
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After an exhilarating weekend of NFL playoff betting, Chad Millman and professional sports bettor Simon Hunter are here to preview the penultimate weekend of the NFL playoffs. Together they preview both Conference Championship games, going deep on trends for both the sides and totals. Do the 49ers have what it takes to beat the Rams again? Will the Bengals keep it close in Arrowhead? Plus, after the Buffalo Bills lost a gut-wrenching game to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night, producer Matt Mitchell comes on to describe the path forward for both himself and his neighborhood.

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Jan 25, 2022
NFL Divisional Playoffs Best Bets
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There are just 7 games left in the NFL season, and the Action Network wants you to get the most out of every game. That's why Chief Content Officer Chad Millman welcomes back his most cherish friend, professional bettor Simon Hunter, to narrow down their bets on all four Divisional Round playoff games this weekend. We hear about their love for the Kansas City Chiefs and their fade of the crumbling Buccaneers' offensive line. We also hear an update from producer and Buffalo Bills superfan Matt Mitchell about how to strip a hospital room of its assets, and how to win the hearts and minds of your neighbors during playoff season. We get a round of Sharp Calls from Simon's professional betting cohort, and we end with a combination Foxhole / Big Balls Bet of the Week.

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Jan 20, 2022
NFL Divisional Playoffs Gambling Preview
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Fresh off a humiliating loss for Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury on Monday night, hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter of the Action Network preview the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs. But first, they tip their cap to their producer Matt Mitchell. Mitchell enjoyed the best weekend of his life, as his beloved Buffalo Bills stomped out rival New England on Saturday night, before Arizona proved his years-long rant about Kingsbury overwhelmingly correct just 48 hours later.

Together Chad and Simon discuss the Bengals at Titans game, plus the rest of a tasty slate of this quarterfinal round of the playoffs, covering sides and totals as they look to narrow their focus on Thursday to their final betting selections.

CIN TEN - 20 MIN

SF GB - 27 MIN

LAR TB - 34 MIN

BUF KC - 38 MIN

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Jan 18, 2022
NFL Wildcard Weekend Best Bets
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We've reached the postseason! And as always, Action Network Chief Content Officer Chad Millman is joined by his best friend, professional sports bettor Simon Hunter as they run through their favorite bets of the NFL Super Wildcard Weekend slate. First they discuss what calls Simon's professional betting buddies have made to him this week, including widespread disagreement in the 49ers at Cowboys game, plus lots of trends to unpack about short road underdogs in the playoffs. We also discuss weather's impact across the board, totals to bet now, and so much more.

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Jan 13, 2022
NFL Wildcard Weekend Gambling Preview
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The playoffs are finally here! After an extra long NFL regular season, a postseason full of intrigue kicks off on Saturday, and Chad Millman and Simon Hunter of the Action Network are here to break it all down. Producer Matt's beloved Buffalo Bills host the New England Patriots in a thrilling Saturday night matchup, we have the Eagles soaring to Tampa, and so much more. The guys go through every game and make their favorite early week bets, as they narrow down their betting card for an exhilarating weekend of action.

CIN LV - 12 MIN

BUF NE - 15 MIN

PHL TB - 21 MIN

SF DAL - 29 MIN

PIT KC - 35 MIN

AZ LAR - 49 MIN

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Jan 11, 2022
NFL Week 18 Best Bets
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What a magical season it's been. Hopes raised, dreams dashed. Pockets filled, emptied, then filled again. Through all of it the Action Network's Chad Millman and Simon Hunter have continued a winning season of analyzing NFL games from a betting perspective while maintaining a friendship at a steady "Hallmark Channel Movie Of The Week" level.

Also inspiring strong emotions this week are some lowly underdogs, including the Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins as division rivals clash to end the NFL regular season. Looking to head into the playoffs with hefty bankrolls, together Chad and Simon discuss the bets sharp gamblers are hitting this week, where the money is moving, and so much more.

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Jan 06, 2022
NFL Week 18 Gambling Preview
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For the first time ever, the NFL has a Week 18 slate and Chad Millman and Simon Hunter of the Action Network are ready for it! Together they go through a wild slate of strange divisional matchups steeped in intrigue around player availability, injury and COVID concerns. But just like Antonio Brown, they are ready to whip off their metaphorical shirts and dance off the field of battle as an adoring crowd cheers! So gear up for the last 16-game menu of the season, and prepare to bet some big numbers, folks.

KC DEN - 13 MIN

DAL PHL - 14 MIN

PIT BLT - 16 MIN

CIN CLE - 19 MIN

TEN HOU - 21 MIN

WFT NYG - 24 MIN

CHI MIN - 26 MIN

IND JAX - 28 MIN

GB DET - 35 MIN

BUF NYJ - 36 MIN

NO ATL - 38 MIN

LAR SF - 40 MIN

NE MIA - 42 MIN

SEA AZ - 43 MIN

CAR TB -43 MIN

LAC LV - 46 MIN

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Jan 04, 2022
NFL Week 17 Best Bets with Bob Scucci of Boyd Gaming
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Now a VP at Boyd Gaming in Las Vegas, Bob Scucci is considered by many to be the godfather of the Favorites podcast. For the final episode of 2021, Bob rejoins the show alongside his old friend, Action Network Chief Content Officer Chad Millman and his podcast replacement, professional gambler Simon Hunter. They discuss the sports betting business, the sea change that's taken place since 2018, and so much more.

But first, Chad and Simon play a round of Sharp Calls, narrow down their favorite bets for Week 17, and dive into why this is on the juiciest weeks of the year for professional NFL bettors.

And on behalf of the entire Favorites team, a very Happy New Year to you all, dear listeners. And best of luck heading into 2022!

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Dec 30, 2021
NFL Week 17 Gambling Preview
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It's the last week of the year to bet the NFL, and The Favorites is here to give 2021 a better sendoff than it deserves! Chad Millman and Simon Hunter of the Action Network break down a packed Week 17 slate and find more than a handful of games they feel great about... as long as healthy and safety protocols don't throw a wrench in their plans. They run through the entire schedule and select their Foxhole and Simon Says Bets of the Week. Will Miami's incredible run continue? Can anyone knock off Patrick Mahomes in the home stretch? Tune in and find out what the experts are saying!

TB @ NYJ 9 MIN

KC @ CIN 12 MIN

LV @ IND 15 MIN

PHI @ WFT 17 MIN

LAR @ BAL 21 MIN

ATL @ BUF 24 MIN

JAX @ NE 26 MIN

NYG @ CHI 28 MIN

MIA @ TEN 31 MIN

HOU @ SF 34 MIN

DEN @ LAC 36 MIN

CAR @ NO 37 MIN

ARI @ DAL 38 MIN

DET @ SEA 40 MIN

MIN @ GB 43 MIN

CLE @ PIT 46 MIN

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Dec 28, 2021
NFL Week 16 Best Bets
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The weather outside is frightful, but the holiday action is so delightful! Chad Millman and professional sports bettor Simon Hunter of the Action Network come together in the season's spirit of giving to provide their favorite picks for NFL Week 16, including a few spots Simon's professional gambling buddies have called him about. We've got more fun with Mike Tomlin, the makings of a Kliff Kingsbury Khristmas Kover, and even some love for the unpredictable Buffalo Bills. So cozy up by the fire with a hot mug of parlay tickets, and enjoy another festive episode!

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Dec 23, 2021
Sports Betting Legalization Update BONUS EPISODE
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Is legal sports betting coming to your state? In this special bonus episode, Chad Millman and Simon Hunter welcome attorney Daniel Wallach, the preeminent figure in the gaming and sports betting legal world. He fills our hosts in on the developing status of sports betting in New York State, as well as the rocky road in his native Florida. Plus, we hear updates on Ohio, Kentucky, Georgia and many more as the ripple effects of PASPA's repeal in 2018 continue to be felt at state levels nationwide.

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Dec 22, 2021
NFL Week 16 Gambling Preview
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If betting on the NFL games during the holidays gives you the jingle tingles, this is the most magical time of the year! Chad Millman and Simon Hunter of the Action Network dive into the full slate, including a Christmas Day game between the Colts and Cardinals, as well as Thursday Night Football and Monday Night Football. Together they select their early picks amid more COVID madness, and narrow their sights on the best opportunities on the betting board.

SF TEN - 13 MIN

CLE GB - 15 MIN

IND AZ - 19 MIN

DET ATL - 25 MIN

TB CAR - 27 MIN

NYJ JAX - 29 MIN

NYG PHL - 32 MIN

LAC HOU - 33 MIN

BUF NE - 34 MIN

LAR MIN - 41 MIN

BAL CIN - 43 MIN

CHI SEA - 45 MIN

DEN LV - 45 MIN

PIT KC - 46 MIN

WFT DAL - 48 MIN

MIA NO - 49 MIN

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Dec 21, 2021
College Football Bowl Game Betting Tips - BONUS EPISODE
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A wise man once said that bowl games are like sunsets; you can't watch too many of them. And we here at the Action Network couldn't agree more! In this special bonus mini-episode, Chad Millman and his professional gambling best friend Simon Hunter welcome on Collin Wilson, their Action Network colleague and a respected college football handicapper. He provides some tips and tricks to navigating the bowl game betting season, which can often be a frustrating and confusing affair for new bettors. Plus, he gives out a few of his favorite bets along the way!

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Dec 17, 2021
NFL Week 15 Best Bets
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Outbreaks are ravaging NFL teams AND NFL betting markets this week, but Action Network Chief Content Officer Chad Millman and his professional betting comrade Simon Hunter aren't scared away. In fact, today they outline more than a half-dozen picks they're looking to lock in before the weekend, including a strong belief in Mike Tomlin's Steelers and the Denver Broncos. Plus, Chad, Simon and producer Matt Mitchell comb through the many many reviews the podcast has received in recent weeks to select contest winners and give credit to the furious, hyper-critical listeners who love to listen despite hating nearly every about this show. We love all our listeners equally, and we appreciate it! After all, "feedback is a gift," as Chad Millman often says.

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Dec 16, 2021
NFL Week 15 Gambling Preview
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Now that professional NFL bettor Simon Hunter has gotten himself onto this podcast's logo, many listeners believe his co-host, Action Network Chief Content Officer Chad Millman, must show him more deference when it comes to picking games. Luckily, Simon has strong opinions about this week's NFL slate, so the two build a robust early lineup of spread bets even as injury and COVID uncertainly looms large.

We get a Foxhole Bet of the Week, along with a Simon Says pick, plus full coverage of every game up and down a supersized lineup now that bye weeks have concluded. Is it time to back the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday? Is Atlanta an upset no one sees coming? Listen and find out!

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Dec 14, 2021
College Football Playoff + Army/Navy Betting Preview with JBoy & Stuckey | BONUS EPISODE
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College football's hallowed bowl season is nearly upon us! To cover the biggest games of the season Chad Millman and pro bettor Simon Hunter are joined by Stuckey and JBoy for a special bonus episode. Stuckey is a leading Action Network betting analyst, and JBoy is a college football expert and host of the Volume's popular podcast The JBoy Show.

First, the group touches on the standalone college football game on Saturday: the famous Army/Navy game. How should bettors approach this unique rivalry? Is the under always the best bet? And later, Stuckey and JBoy debate Alabama's chances to cover a big number vs Cincinnati, and whether Michigan has the horses to upset Georgia.

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Dec 09, 2021
NFL Week 14 Best Bets
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Calls from fellow "wise guys" poured in for professional sports bettor Simon Hunter after Tuesday's episode, and together with his Action Network host Chad Millman the duo the games pros are betting on a juicy NFL slate this weekend. They also select their "Big Balls Bet of the Week," build their moneyline underdog round robin and ponder a potential "Bear Down" spot on Sunday Night Football.

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Dec 09, 2021
NFL Week 14 Gambling Preview
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The public did well last week as a number of popular sides cashing, despite the Detroit Lions actually winning a football game! Action Network Chief Content Officer Chad Millman welcomes back his BFF Simon Hunter, professional NFL bettor, to discuss the entire upcoming slate from top to bottom, including potential plays on the New York Giants, Washington Football Team and Los Angeles Rams. As their producer, Buffalo Bills fan Matt Mitchell, weeps pathetically into a carton of leftover wings, Simon and Chad discuss every game on the board, along with their top picks to bet right away.

MIN PIT - 9 MIN

BAL CLE - 11 MIN

KC LV - 14 MIN

WFT DAL - 18 MIN

NO NYJ - 22 MIN

JAX TENN - 25 MIN

SEA HOU - 27 MIN

DET DEN - 32 MIN

NYG LAC - 34 MIN

SF CIN - 36 MIN

TB BUF - 39 MIN

CHI GB - 42 MIN

LAR AZ - 44 MIN



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Dec 07, 2021
NFL Week 13 Best Bets
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It's lucky Week 13 for NFL bettors, and that means plenty of opportunities as Action Network Chief Content Officers welcomes his BFF, professional sports gambler Simon Hunter. Together they discuss juicy opportunities on the Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills and so much more. Plus we hear about Sharp Calls Simon has received from his professional gambling buddies this week, plus totals, moneyline underdogs and survivor picks as the stretch run of the NFL season gets underway in earnest.

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Dec 02, 2021
NFL Week 13 Gambling Preview
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With the turkey carcasses picked clean and a slew of underdogs covering last week, The Action Network's Chad Millman and professional NFL bettor Simon Hunter return to comb over every game on a lucky Week 13 board. Is now the time to hammer the Pittsburgh Steelers? Are the Patriots the side on Monday Night Football? And should we hold our noses one more time on the Jaguars? Simon and Chad debate every side as they start to build another winner card for Sunday's NFL action.

NO DAL (7 MIN)

LAC CIN (10 MIN)

MIN DET (12 MIN)

MIA NYG (15 MIN)

TB ATL (18 MIN)

IND HOU (22 MIN)

AZ CHI (24 MIN)

PHI NYG (26 MIN)

JAX LAR (30 MIN)

WFT LV (32 MIN)

SF SEA (33 MIN)

BLT PIT (35 MIN)

DEN KC (37 MIN)

NE BUF (39 MIN)

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Nov 30, 2021
NFL Week 12 Best Bets
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It's a special Thanksgiving edition of the podcast this week, as Action Network Chief Content Officer Chad Millman welcomes his professional bettor BFF Simon Hunter on to give their top picks on the NFL Week 12 board, including all 3 Thanksgiving Day games. Is Andy Dalton the QB to back in the early game? Are the favored Cowboys a trendy pick worth tailing? And is this the perfect buy-low spot on the Buffalo Bills? Plus a Foxhole bet of the week, a Simon Says pick, a Big Balls Bet of the Week and more!

CHI DET - 9 MIN

LV DAL - 13 MIN

BUF NO - 17 MIN

ATL JAX - 22 MIN

NYJ HOU - 23 MIN

TEN NE - 24 MIN

PHL NYG - 27 MIN

TB IND - 31 MIN

PIT CIN - 34 MIN

MIA CAR - 36 MIN

LAC DEN - 38 MIN

MIN SF - 41 MIN

LAR GB - 42 MIN

CLE BLT - 45 MIN

SEA WFT - 48 MIN

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Nov 23, 2021
College Football Best Bets with JBoy and Collin Wilson | BONUS EPISODE
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One of the final full slates of college football kicks off this Saturday, so Chad Millman and Simon Hunter of the Action Network welcome two very special guests to the show for a special bonus episode! First, their sports handicapper colleague Collin Wilson of the Action Network. And last but certainly not least is Jake "JBoy" Crain, host of the Volume's red-hot college football podcast "The JBoy Show," and one of the fastest-rising personalities in the game today. Together they talk College Football Playoff odds, Heisman Trophy winners, their favorite plays on the Saturday board, and so much more.

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Nov 19, 2021
NFL Week 11 Best Bets
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What a weekend of action! We've got a "Rah Rah Mike Tomlin Spot," we've got Russell Wilson as a short home 'dog, and we've got a professional betting group hammering the heavily-favored Buccaneers in prime time! Together Chad Millman and his pro gambler sidekick Simon Hunter of the Action Network discuss all their favorite bets for Week 11, narrowing down a board that is loaded with potential. Simon takes us through a round of "Sharp Calls," and Chad waxes poetic about the "kinetic energy" that fuels the very atoms of which our universe consists. So give it a listen, and let's get deep!

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Nov 18, 2021
NFL Week 11 Gambling Preview
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Sure, a few other podcasts in the sports gambling industry might be brave enough to recommend betting the Houston Texans this week. But where else in the media landscape will you hear Mac Jones referred to as a "Which Nipple Quarterback?" Only right here on The Favorites.

Action Network Chief Content Officer Chad Millman is joined by pro gambler Simon Hunter as they dissect the NFL Week 11 board, discussing a great spot for the Indianapolis Colts, a potential no-fly zone on the Raiders, and the Vikings as the short home 'dog. Plus, we get a Scooch Roulette pick, a Foxhole bet, and our Simon Says play for Week 11.

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Nov 16, 2021
NFL Week 10 Best Bets
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Week 10 is no time for cowardice, and Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter of the Action Network once again team up to select their favorite plays on the NFL board. Lots of juicy underdogs have caught they eyes, including a terrific spot for Sean Payton and the Saints. They also hear a round of Sharp Calls and select their survivor pool pick of the week, plus so much more.

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Nov 11, 2021
NFL Week 10 Gambling Preview
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After a weekend absolutely dominated by underdogs, Chad Millman and Simon Hunter of the Action Network climb back into the drivers seat to preview every game on the NFL slate. Together they review the early lines they love, including intriguing matchups for the Colts, Jets and Steelers. They also climb into the foxhole with the New Orleans Saints, and play a round of Scooch Roulette.

BLT MIA - 8 MIN

WAS TB - 9 MIN

DET PIT - 11 MIN

CLE NE - 13 MIN

JAX IND - 16 MIN

ATL DAL - 19 MIN

NO TEN - 22 MIN

BUF NYJ - 25 MIN

CAR AZ - 30 MIN

PHL DEN - 36 MIN

SEA GB - 37 MIN

LV KC - 39 MIN

LAR SF - 40 MIN

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Nov 09, 2021
NFL Week 9 Best Bets
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If there was ever a week to drag your big balls into a foxhole, it's this one.

Confused? You won't be after listening to another rousing episode of NFL betting analysis from Action Network experts Chad Millman and professional bettor Simon Hunter. Together they discuss the calls from fellow gamblers Simon received this week, the lines that have moved, COVID impact, moneyline underdogs to take and so much more. Does a Sam Darnold injury matter? Is Justin Herbert okay? Should we all blow our Viking horns? Listen now to find out!

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Nov 04, 2021
NFL Week 9 Gambling Preview
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Fresh off scratching and clawing their way to a Kansas City Chiefs survivor pool win on Monday Night Football, Action Network stalwarts Chad Millman and professional bettor Simon Hunter return to preview the entire NFL slate for gamblers everywhere. Together they go through a tricky Thursday Night Football spot, they play a round of Simon Says, and climb into the foxhole to fade Kliff Kingsbury in November. They also sound the beloved Viking Horn, and spin the wheel of Scooch Roulette!

IND NYJ - 10 MIN

ATL NO - 12 MIN

LV NYG - 16 MIN

NE CAR - 17 MIN

MIN BAL - 20 MIN

CLE CIN - 22 MIN

BUF JAX - 26 MIN

HOU MIA - 32 MIN

DEN DAL - 33 MIN

LAC PHL - 35 MIN

GB KC - 37 MIN

SF AZ - 40 MIN

TEN LAR - 43 MIN

CHI PIT - 44 MIN

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Nov 02, 2021
NFL Week 8 Best Bets
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Professional gambler Simon Hunter issued a BETTING RED ALERT on Tuesday, urging gamblers to bet the underdog Indianapolis Colts at home. The line has now flipped, the Colts are now favored, and professional money is pouring in towards Indianapolis. So now, along with host Chad Millman of the Action Network, Simon gives out even more bets he's eyeing this week, including the Jaguars, Saints, Panthers and more all likely to make his card on Sunday. Plus, the gang discusses why now is the time to hammer the Vikings at home, and select their final survivor pool selection.

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Oct 28, 2021
NFL Week 8 Gambling Preview
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Teams favored by a touchdown or more this NFL season are a perfect 26-0, meaning square bettors of moneyline parlays and survivor pool participants are riding high heading into Week 8. So this week, the Action Network's Chad Millman and Simon Hunter navigate a trap-filled NFL slate filled with plenty of opportunities to profit against public perception. Together they go through every game on the board and select some of their early leans, including an AFC South matchup that has Simon drooling in anticipation.

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Oct 26, 2021
NFL Week 7 Best Bets
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With an action-packed NFL Sunday quickly approaching, Chad Millman and Simon Hunter return to narrow down their favorite against the spread picks. Do the Eagles have enough to squeeze out another narrow cover? Is the Washington line a trap? Is now the time to buy low on the 49ers? All this and so much more, including their survivor pool pick of the week.

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Oct 21, 2021
NFL Week 7 Gambling Preview
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After NFL favorites (and the betting public) feasted last weekend, professional bettor Simon Hunter and Chad Millman of The Action Network circle back to preview every game on the NFL slate this week from a betting perspective. Together they discuss a juicy opportunity for the ugly Houston Texans, a terrific spot to back the Pack, a bad price on the Cincinnati Bengals and so much more.

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Oct 19, 2021
Best Bets for NFL Week 6
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An NFL slate loaded with potential awaits Chad Millman and Simon Hunter of the Action Network, as they narrow down their favorite picks for Week 6, giving the Eagles, Browns and even the disrupted Raiders long, longing glances. Together they select a short list of teams they'll be backing on Sunday, plus underdog moneylines they like, survivor pool picks, and so much more. Plus, will the Bills make Simon want to shout on Monday night?

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Oct 14, 2021
NFL Week 6 Gambling Preview
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Jon Gruden is out. Urban Meyer is not... yet. The NFL season is getting weird, and Chad Millman and Simon Hunter of the Action Network return to preview all things betting in the world of the National Football League this week. Together they discuss value on the lowly Texans, a sell high spot for the Bucs and climb into the foxhole with Matt Nagy's Chicago Bears. They also give out their favorite early picks for Week 6 as they touch on every game from Thursday Night Football to Monday Night Football, as producer Matt Mitchell soaks in all the glory of his suddenly ascendant Buffalo Bills.

TNF - 8 MIN

MIA JAX - 13 MIN

KC WFT - 26 MIN

MIN CAR - 28 MIN

LAC BAL - 31 MIN

CIN DET - 35 MIN

GB CHI - 37 MIN

AZ CLE - 40 MIN

DAL NE - 42 MIN

LV DEN - 45 MIN

SEA PIT - 49 MIN

MNF - 50 MIN


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Oct 12, 2021
Best Bets for NFL Week 5 and guest Seth Wickersham
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NFL gamblers are licking their chops for another thrilling weekend of action, and Chad Millman of the Action Network is joined as always by his colleague, professional NFL bettor Simon Hunter as they nail down their favorite picks for Week 5. Plus, the guys are joined by ESPN journalist Seth Wickersham, writer of the new book on the New England Patriots' dynasty "It's Better To Be Feared," out in stores now amid rave reviews for it's depth and breadth of coverage.

Chad and Simon select their Big Balls Bet of the Week, select ugly 'dogs for their round robin parlay and so much more.

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Oct 07, 2021
NFL Week 5 Gambling Preview
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After a profitable Week 5 thanks to a thrilling New York Jets and New York Giants moneyline parlay, the Action Network's Chad Millman is joined once again by professional sports bettor Simon Hunter to preview this week's NFL slate. Together they go through every game on the board, and provide their favorite bets thus far. We get a "Simon Says" game of the week, plus the duo jumps into a foxhole together over the Miami Dolphins.

LAR SEA (11 MIN)

NYJ ATL (15 MIN)

NE HOU (17 MIN)

MIA TB (19 MIN)

PHL CAR (22 MIN)

DET MIN (26 MIN)

TEN JAX (30 MIN)

DEN PIT (34 MIN)

GB CIN (36 MIN)

NO WFT (39 MIN)

CHI LV (40 MIN)

CLE LAC (43 MIN)

NYG DAL (47 MIN)

SF AZ (49 MIN)

BUF KC (50 MIN)

IND BALT (54 MIN)

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Oct 05, 2021
Best Bets for NFL Week 4
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One of the most fascinating slates of the NFL season is nearly here, and Chad Millman, Chief Content Officer of the Action Network, is joined once again by his best friend and professional sports bettor Simon Hunter to whittle down their favorite leans and select their best bets of the week. Beyond just Chiefs and Bucs moneylines, Simon discusses his love for the Jets, the sharp community's love for the Vikings, and so much more. Plus, Chad outlines how he is losing control of his own family in what some listeners may consider a cry for help.

And for those looking for more information about betting tips, tricks and terminology, check out the How To page at ActionNetwork.com below!

https://www.actionnetwork.com/how-to-bet-on-sports/general/sports-betting-for-beginners-10-things-to-know

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Sep 30, 2021
NFL Week 4 Gambling Preview
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After a wild NFL ride last week, Chad Simon and professional gambler Simon Hunter of the Action Network return to preview every NFL game from top-to-bottom. First they feast on a disgusting Thursday Night Football matchup involving the Bengals and a team who may already be quitting on first-year coach Urban Meyer. They are effusive in their praise for the Panthers at +5 this week vs Dallas, and even demand action on the lowly New York Jets as sizable underdogs. Plus listeners get a Foxhole Pick Of The Week, the identification of a Rah Rah Mike Tomlin Spot, and so much more.

TNF (9 MIN)

NYG NO (15 MIN)

KC PHL (19 MIN)

BUF HOU (23 MIN)

CAR DAL (24 MIN)

CLE MIN (31 MIN)

DET CHI (34 MIN)

TEN NYJ (37 MIN)

IND MIA (39 MIN)

WFT AZ (40 MIN)

SEA SF (43 MIN)

AZ LAR (46 MIN)

PIT GB (48 MIN)

BALT DEN (50 MIN)

TB NE (52 MIN)

MNF (55 MIN)

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Sep 28, 2021
Best Bets for NFL Week 3
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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!

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Sep 23, 2021
NFL Week 3 Gambling Preview
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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)

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Sep 21, 2021
Best Bets for NFL Week 2
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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.

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Sep 16, 2021
NFL Week 2 Gambling Preview
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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)

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Sep 14, 2021
Best Bets for NFL Week 1
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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.

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Sep 09, 2021
NFL Week 1 Gambling Preview
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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)

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Sep 07, 2021
AFC West Betting Preview
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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!

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Sep 02, 2021
NFC West Betting Preview
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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.

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Aug 31, 2021
AFC South Betting Preview w/Darius Butler
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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?

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Aug 26, 2021
College Football Update with Brett McMurphy
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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.

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Aug 24, 2021
NFC South Division Betting Preview
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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.

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Aug 19, 2021
AFC East Division Betting Preview
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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.

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Aug 17, 2021
NFC East Division Betting Preview
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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.

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Aug 12, 2021
College Football Betting Preview with Collin Wilson
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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.

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Aug 10, 2021
AFC North + NFC North Division Previews
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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!

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Aug 05, 2021
NFL Betting News Update
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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.

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Aug 03, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome w/Stuckey + Collin Wilson
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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!

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Jul 29, 2021
MLB Betting Update
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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?

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Jul 27, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome w/Chris Mannix
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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.

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Jul 22, 2021
The State of American Sports Betting
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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.

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Jul 20, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome w/Maria Konnikova
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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.

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Jul 15, 2021
NFC Win Total Best Bets
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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.

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Jul 13, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome w/GiraffeNeckMarc
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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.

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Jul 08, 2021
AFC Win Total Best Bets
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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.

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Jul 06, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome w/Morten Andersen
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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.


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Jul 02, 2021
NBA Conference Finals w/Justin Phan and Matt Moore
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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.


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Jun 29, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome
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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!

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Jun 17, 2021
Ranking NFL QB Situations
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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.


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Jun 15, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome with ESPN's Jordan Schultz
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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.

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Jun 10, 2021
NBA Playoff Update with Chris Mannix
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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.

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Jun 08, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome with 76ers CEO Scott O'Neil
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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.

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Jun 03, 2021
NFL Season Win Totals, Aliens and the Islanders
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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.

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Jun 01, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome w/Buster Scher
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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!

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May 27, 2021
NBA and NHL Playoffs Betting Update
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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.

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May 25, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome w/Jenkins and Jonez
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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!

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May 20, 2021
NBA Playoffs Betting Preview
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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.

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May 18, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome w/Dave Fleming
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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!

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May 13, 2021
NBA and NHL Playoffs Sneak Preview
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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.

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May 11, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome with Tiki Barber
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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!

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May 06, 2021
NFL Draft Betting Recap
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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.

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May 04, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome w/Jason Benetti
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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!

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Apr 29, 2021
The Gambler's Guide to the NFL Draft
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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.

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Apr 27, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome w/Michael Lasker
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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!

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Apr 22, 2021
The Oscars Gambling Guide
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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?

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Apr 20, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome w/Davis Mattek
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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?

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Apr 15, 2021
Early NFL Draft Betting Guide
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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.

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Apr 13, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome w/Renee Paquette and Charlotte Wilder
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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?

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Apr 08, 2021
Betting The Masters and NFL Updates
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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.

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Apr 06, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome w/Arash Markazi
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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.

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Apr 01, 2021
Betting the MLB Season
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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.

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Mar 30, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome w/Dr. Eric Eager & Darren Rovell
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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!

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Mar 25, 2021
NFL Free Agency Update
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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!

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Mar 23, 2021
Thursday Thunderdome with Alex Monaco
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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!

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Mar 18, 2021
Betting On March Madness with Stuckey
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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.

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Mar 16, 2021
Betting NFL Futures with Chris Raybon
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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.

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Mar 09, 2021
NBA Top Shot Investing
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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.

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Feb 23, 2021
Chasing The Gambling Dream: Jim Monos, NBA Top Shot and English Accents
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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?

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Feb 16, 2021
NFL Season Wrap-Up and 2021 Futures
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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.

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Feb 09, 2021
Super Bowl Betting Bonanza
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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!

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Feb 02, 2021
Super Bowl Sneak Preview plus Listener Questions
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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!

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Jan 26, 2021
Grit Moxie and Luck in the NFL Conference Championships
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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.

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Jan 19, 2021
Cashing Out in the NFL Playoffs Divisional Round
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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.

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Jan 12, 2021
Going Wild For NFL Wildcard Weekend
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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.

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Jan 05, 2021
Taking A Victory Lap in NFL Week 17
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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!

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Dec 29, 2020
Making Big Decisions In NFL Week 16
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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??

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Dec 22, 2020
Thrivin' and Survivin' in NFL Week 15
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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!

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Dec 16, 2020
Your Companion For NFL Week 14
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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.

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Dec 08, 2020
Revenge Of The Sharps in NFL Week 13
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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.

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Dec 01, 2020
No Spoilers In NFL Week 12
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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!

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Nov 24, 2020
Lifting The Curse on NFL Week 11
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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.

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Nov 17, 2020
Catapulting Into NFL Week 10
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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!

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Nov 10, 2020
Exposing Cowards In NFL Week 9
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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!

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Nov 04, 2020
Barreling Into NFL Week 8
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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!

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Oct 27, 2020
Dominating NFL Week 7
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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!

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Oct 20, 2020
Betting A Vulnerable NFL Week 6
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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.

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Oct 13, 2020
Bouncing Back with NFL Week 5
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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.

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Oct 06, 2020
Grinding On NFL Week 4
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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.

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Sep 29, 2020
Gambling on NFL Week 3 with Pro Gambler Simon Hunter
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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.

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Sep 22, 2020
Gambling on NFL Week 2 with Pro Gambler Simon Hunter
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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!

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Sep 15, 2020
NFL Week 1 and a Farewell to Scooch
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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.

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Sep 09, 2020
NFL 2020 Betting Preview, AFC Edition
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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.

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Sep 02, 2020
NFL 2020 Betting Preview, NFC Edition
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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.

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Aug 21, 2020
Betting the NBA Bubble & College Football's Conundrum
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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.

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Aug 12, 2020
The Return of Sports, Bob Scucci and Firing Up the Phanwagon w/Matt Moore & Justin Phan
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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.

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Jul 29, 2020
Betting The NFL Like a Pro with Simon Hunter
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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.

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Jul 15, 2020
The Return of Scooch plus Arash Markazi of the L.A. Times
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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.

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Jul 01, 2020
Maria Konnikova on Poker, Risk and Finding An Edge
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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.

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Jun 22, 2020
Mike Francesa on Sports Gambling, Belmont, and the PGA TOUR
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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

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Jun 18, 2020
Betting NFL Season Win Totals w/pro bettor Simon Hunter
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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

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May 26, 2020
All-Time City Sports Trios with ESPN's Ramona Shelburne & J.A. Adande
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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!


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May 13, 2020
Betting KBO & UFC 249 w/guest Sean Zerillo
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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.

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May 07, 2020
Taiwan, Gambling and "The Untruth Game" with ex-MLB pitcher Don August
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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.

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Apr 22, 2020
Talking Michael Jordan with Wright Thompson & Danny Parkins
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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.

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Apr 14, 2020
The State of the 2020 NFL Season
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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.

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Apr 02, 2020
NFL Free Agency w/guest Bill Barnwell
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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.

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Mar 18, 2020
The Sports Gambling Impact of Coronavirus with Tom Tolbert
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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.

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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'!

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Mar 04, 2020
NFL Combine with Mel Kiper Jr.
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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.

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Feb 26, 2020
NBA Roundtable with Justin Phan, Matt Moore & World Wide Wob
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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.

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Feb 19, 2020
XFL, Pete Rose & Fading Gout
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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!

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.  

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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? 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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)

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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). 

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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. 

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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. 

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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!

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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? 

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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. 

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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.

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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

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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).

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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

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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.

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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?!

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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Nov 26, 2018
Chad and Blackjack Make 5 Thanksgiving + Week 12 NFL Picks