- 1) ‘Bet The Board’ with Payne Insider and Todd Fuhrman (Listen on Apple and at the BTB website)
- 2) ‘Behind the Bets’ by ESPN Chalk (Listen at ESPN and on Apple)
- 3) ‘You Better You Bet’ (Listen on Apple and Radio.com)
- 4. Bet Sweats (Listen on Apple and Spotify)
- 5) GT’s ‘Cash Considerations’ (Listen on Apple and Stitcher)
- 6) ‘Pushing the Odds’ with Matt Perrault (Apple and AudioBoom)
- 7. ‘Beating the Book’ and ‘A Numbers Game’ by Gill Alexander (Listen)’
- 8) ‘Even Money’ with Ross Tucker and Fezzik (Listen on Apple and RT Media)
- 9) ‘Gamble On’ by US Bets (Listen on Apple and on US Bets)
- 10) ‘Against All Odds’ with Cousin Sal (Listen on Apple and Spotify)
- 11) ‘Bet The Process’ by Rufus Peabody and Jeff Ma (Listen)
- 12) ‘Bet And Collect’ from VegasInsider (Listen on Apple and Spotify)
- 13) ‘Dream Preview’ by RJ Bell (Listen on Apple and PodBean)
- 14. ‘The Kelly and Murray Show’ (Listen on Apple and Stitcher)
- 15) ‘Bang The Book’ at ATS.io Radio with Adam Burke (Listen on Apple and Stitcher)
- 16) ‘Business of Betting’ (Listen on Apple)
- 17) ‘Gambling With An Edge’ (Listen on Apple and Stitcher)
There’s dozens of sports betting podcasts out there to enjoy whenever you’ve got the time. The only problem is, some programs aren’t worth any of your time. To each his own: some like humor, some like all-22 breakdowns, some like trends, or some combination. The 17 podcasts listed below represent the Sports Handle crew’s favorites and recommendations for your valuable time. Some are new, others long-running, all of them in some way should improve your performance at legal mobile sportsbooks. Here they are in no particular order:
1) ‘Bet The Board’ with Payne Insider and Todd Fuhrman (Listen on Apple and at the BTB website)
— Payneinsider.com (@PayneInsider) October 8, 2020
Payne is the professional bettor and Todd Fuhrman is the media guy/interviewer/former Las Vegas oddsmaker. Together they bring a ton of valuable insight — largely on the NFL and college football — covering match-ups, personnel, injuries, situations (macro and micro), coaching, line movement, sharp and square positions and more. They deliver the goods (about an hour apiece) on Monday (ahead of MNF) and on Thursday (prior to TNF) looking at the upcoming Sunday action. (They also produce college football podcasts and record for special events like Mayweather-McGregor.) Be advised: they don’t force action or drive anyone toward a side. It’s all about analysis and understanding the market. They’ve developed a great rapport and a loyal, growing following that’s much deserved based on the consistent quality of their podcasts.
2) ‘Behind the Bets’ by ESPN Chalk (Listen at ESPN and on Apple)
NFL season preview podcast with the male model(er)s and a handful of plays from everyone
— Doug Kezirian (@DougESPN) September 8, 2020
Brought to you by ESPN Chalk and hosted by Doug Kezirian, Stanford Steve, and Chris “the Bear” Fallica, this crew explores the culture of sports gambling in Behind the Bets. They take a wide view of what’s happening in the sports betting world, covering events such as football to horse racing and everything in between. They’re some of the best in the business with varying areas of expertise and consistently quality guests. Come for good sports betting culture conversation and stay for breakdowns of marquee matchups and events in the sports betting world.
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— You Better You Bet (@YouBetterYouBet) October 7, 2020
Few programs cram as much analysis into NFL, college football, baseball, basketball, golf and nearly every other major sport. You Better You Bet isn’t about who will win or who will lose; it’s a detailed breakdown of closing line value, key numbers and other critical gambling information experienced bettors need to know. It largely avoids the in-depth, personal life discussions of most other podcasts, but it’s two dynamic cohosts still bring a lively charm. Co-host Nick Kostos, a long-term sports radio host, brings the passion of a die-hard fan with the pain of a long-term gambler. His brash, in-your-face opinions complement Ken “Locky Lockerson” Barkley, who counters with a more didactic tone that showcases all the insights of a veteran industry analyst. The pair merges deep dives on the latest lines with interviews spotlighting many of the nation’s most insightful sports betting figures. Hosted live each weekday from 4 to 8 p.m. EST on Radio.com, the show is also available at all major podcast providers.
Combining betting previews with irreverent humor, Bet Sweats takes listeners through the ups and downs of sports wagering weekday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon EST. Hosted by Chicago sports talk radio veteran Joe Ostrowski, listeners can check out betting analysis – and a whole lot of playful ribbing – between Ostrowski and co-hosts Ross Tucker and Eli Hershkovich at virtually any podcast destination. The show’s popular Best Bets segment highlights not just the day’s biggest events, but where the hosts think they (may) have an edge. The rest of the program covers betting angles on pro and college football, basketball and most other major sports, along with information for survivor pools, fantasy picks, value bets and much more. The hosts mix quick-hitting segments with interviews featuring some of the world’s top sports betting names, blending well-rounded commentary with a lighthearted tone.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐨𝐝𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐲 𝐒𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐚𝐧𝐬 @GTCashConsider
— GamingToday (@GamingTodayNews) August 28, 2020
If you haven’t listened to or followed Dave Sharapan (@sportsbkconsig) yet, stop what you’re doing, follow him on Twitter and download GT’s Cash Considerations podcast now. (And follow @GTCashConsider.) Big Dave, a veteran oddsmaker, is joined by two of his good friends and fellow Las Vegas bookmakers, Motoi Pearson and Alan Berg. Some may say three’s a crowd, but with Sharapan, Person and Berg, three is nothing but a party. You’ll hear funny stories along with key insights for the week’s best plays that only people from behind the counter can bring you. With so much to discuss, their episodes routinely go over two hours, making it perfect for a road trip. If that’s too long for you, use the episode’s summary and timestamps to find your favorite segment.
Broadcast each weekday from the Vegas strip (as a radio show), Pushing the Odds merges the top sports talk debates with a sharp betting focus, creating a must-listen program for any bettor inside or outside Sin City. Veteran radio host Matt Perrault gives no holds barred takes on all the day’s major sports and gambling developments. Perrault compliments his commentary with candid discussions on his personal life and family, helping Pushing the Odds stand out from the sea of “hot take” sport shows. Most episodes feature interviews with leading bookmakers, beat reporters, gambling industry journalists, professional athletes and a wide variety of other newsmakers. Any sport, points spread, topic or headline is up for discussion. SportsMap Radio broadcasts the show online and through its app daily from 1 to 4 p.m. EST and it is also available shortly after initial broadcast at all major podcast sites.
7. ‘Beating the Book’ and ‘A Numbers Game’ by Gill Alexander (Listen)’
“They upgraded their team at every key weakness over the offseason.”@beatingthebook handicaps this weekend’s #NFL slate with @whale_capper, who previews the upcoming #CLEvsBAL matchup.#ANumbersGame pic.twitter.com/Zv1CpKBAKq
— VSiN (@VSiNLive) September 9, 2020
Consistently cracking the Top 100 Sports Category chart on iTunes, “Beating the Book” host Gill Alexander covers a wide range of sports betting topics from the NFL, golf, college football to Alexander’s favorite, Major League Baseball. What drives him? Helping sports bettors get better at their craft.
Also a host on Vegas Stats & Information Network (VSiN), Alexander is regarded as an innovator for his use of sabermetrics in MLB handicapping. He provides an in-depth statistical analysis of sport betting competitions and gives his advanced unique betting strategies. Regular guests during the NFL season for ‘A Numbers Game‘ include a pair of aces in Bill Krackomberger and Warren Sharp. If you want to number crunch and make informed wagers, tune in.
Here we have Fezzik again with former NFL lineman-turned-media pro Ross Tucker — the guy who makes this podcast unique. He brings great insight based on his experience on the field and in the locker room; He can evaluate X’s and O’s matchups and has a good sense of the emotional toll of certain games, or of situations and travel. Tucker and Fezzik also grade their previous week’s picks and best bets (consensus) — a good way to keep honest and learn from misjudgments. The two have been going strong three or four years. This is a great option for those of you pressed for time: it’s a quick listen at about 25-30 minutes a pop.
9) ‘Gamble On’ by US Bets (Listen on Apple and on US Bets)
A more industry-focused podcast than the others on this list, Gamble On features veteran journalists Eric Raskin and John Brennan breaking down the biggest news in gambling (with an emphasis on sports betting) every week, with a focus on New Jersey sports betting and sports betting in Pennsylvania, home states for Raskin and Brennan, respectively. They welcome guests ranging from media members to bookmakers to politicians to sports bettors before closing every episode by placing bets, making NFL picks, and trying to resist the lure of sucker parlay bets. It’s the perfect podcast if you’re looking for a mix of both the serious and silly sides of sports betting.
Host “Cousin Sal” Iacono brings a weekly podcast that sounds more like sportsbook banter between friends than one of the world’s biggest gambling podcasts. Cousin Sal, alongside the “Degenerate Trifecta” of Brian “Brother Bri” Szokoli, Darren “The Parlay Kid” Szokoli and Harry Gagnon, discuss their sports betting misadventures from the past week as well as the week to come with a self-deprecating wit that could only be honed through years of friendship- and torn-up betting slips. Though the hosts’ focus on teasing each other over bad beats and tough losses, all bring surprisingly detailed analysis about not just big NFL or college games, but even WNBA, auto racing, tennis and nearly every other organized sporting event. Against All Odds now anchors Iacono’s new independent, gambling-focused Extra Points media site, and only offers episode snippets on its former host, The Ringer. New full episodes are still posted weekly at most major podcast providers where it remains one of the few pods that combines genuine betting analysis with gut-busting humor.
11) ‘Bet The Process’ by Rufus Peabody and Jeff Ma (Listen)
This podcast delivers a 1-2 punch of Jeff Ma, of MIT blackjack team fame, and widely respected professional sports bettor Rufus Peabody of, we suppose, of getting shafted at DraftKings Sports Betting National Championship fame. As the name implies, both men respect analytics as they cover sports betting from all angles: handicapping and analyzing most major sports (especially football, college football and hoops, etc.), also the industry at large, challenges for pro bettors, big news in U.S. sports betting regulation and so forth. Two smart guys and a sharp listen.
12) ‘Bet And Collect’ from VegasInsider (Listen on Apple and Spotify)
VegasInsider.com, a global leader in sports gaming information, is your authority for the newest and best sports gambling podcasts. Join sports betting analysts and senior writers Kevin Rogers and Tony Mejia as they talk about the latest sports news, trends, and top picks while breaking down matchups in the NFL, college football, NBA, college basketball, MLB, and NHL with industry experts to help listeners gain an edge.
Whether you’re a longtime gambler, aspiring handicapper, or looking to learn about sports gambling, you’ll get expert sports betting advice, analysis, opinions, and free picks that will help you place smarter bets and become a more informed sports bettor.
Brought to you weekly on Thursdays by Pregame.com’s RJ Bell (@RJinVegas), a well-known voice in sports betting media who’s appeared on ESPN. Bell brings in his “Wiseguy Roundtable,” typically with two solid guests, among them pro bettors Steve Fezzik, Ken Thomson, Brad Powers, and Vice President at CG Technology Matthew Holt for the behind-the-counter perspective. They whip around the horn and everyone gives solid nuggets and trends (if you’re into trends, some don’t have predictive value) and X’s and O’s analysis. And Bell and the Wiseguys are on top of what’s happening in Vegas.
Two opposite personalities and perspectives make The Kelly and Murray Show both informative and hysterical. Kelly Stewart, better known as Kelly in Vegas, is a Bleacher Report contributor, a subject in the Showtime Documentary Action and one of the more high-profile sports bettors in Las Vegas. John Murray, a longtime bookmaker and media contributor, is the Westgate SuperBook director. Together, Stewart’s betting experience and Murray’s bookmaking expertise give listeners perspective from both sides of the betting counter. It blends the two conflicting backgrounds and personalities into an hour of playful bickering that focuses on pro football, college football and college basketball (when not delving into the hosts’ latest argument). The show is available at all major podcast platforms and is typically posted in conjunction with each NFL Sunday and intermittently through the rest of the year.
We like BangTheBook because it’s like the US Postal Service: Delivered every day. Every weekday at least. Host Adam Burke consistently brings in a good guests — professional handicappers, bettors and sports writers — and they discuss their analysis and opinions and how they’re formulated. In addition to NFL action they cover MLB, NBA, college football and hoops. Burke might be the hardest working man in sports betting podcasting — every day, every week he’s grinding.
16) ‘Business of Betting’ (Listen on Apple)
Recorded in the land Down Under, The Business of Betting makes its way north with over 1 million downloads and counting. Jake Williams takes his listeners to both sides of the counter as the Aussie interviews professional sports bettors, the bookmakers they bet with, and industry entrepreneurs, executives and CEOs. Do you play poker or DFS? He’s got episodes for you too. It’s a one-stop-shop for anyone interested in sports betting. You won’t get specific betting plays but you will get inside the minds of some of the smartest people in the industry. With episodes like Betting and Epistemology, Betting like an Investor, and more general episodes such as Betting on MMA and Betting on Politics, whether a novice or experienced sports bettor, there’s something new to learn from Williams and his guests every episode.
The “Gambling With An Edge” podcast comes from the same-named website, which is home to a variety of experts on casino games, advantage playing techniques, poker, and of course, sports betting. Co-hosts Bob Dancer (a video poker maven) and Richard Munchkin (AP and author of “Conversations with the World’s Greatest Gamblers”) bring a trove of gambling insights from their own minds and through interviews with respected figures from across the gaming industry, including a lot of sports bettors. Past episodes have covered line origination, expected value, analytics, beating the closing number and much more. To be sure, it’s not strictly sports betting, but whatever the topic, you’ll become a more educated gambler for all purposes. They also take lots of reader questions.