10 Awesome Sports Betting Podcasts Worth Your TimeBy Brett Smiley | Published: March 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm
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 seven podcasts listed below represent the Sports Handle crew’s favorites and recommendations for your valuable time. Some are new, others long-running. Here they are in no particular order:
10 Top Sports Betting Podcasts You Ought to Try — for Lessons or a Laugh
1) ‘Bet The Board’ with Payne Insider and Todd Fuhrman (Click Here).
Brand New #NFL Wild Card Podcast! @ToddFuhrman and @Payneinsider break down all FOUR playoff games + the #NationalChampionship on Monday. @DaveMasonBOL stops by to share the PUBLIC versus PRO betting report!https://t.co/rDMYSNZkFp
— Bet The Board (@BetTheBoardPod) January 4, 2019
Payne is the professional bettor and Fuhrman is the media guy/interviewer/former Las Vegas oddsmaker. Together they bring a ton of valuable insight 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. ‘Beating the Book’ and ‘A Numbers Game’ by Gill Alexander (Click Here.)
#ANumbersGame @BillKrackman & @SharpFootball join @beatingthebook to discuss the poor officiating in the Cowboys/Eagles game, how public bettors often overcompensate for inclement weather, and this weekend's slate of NFL action. https://t.co/wIIeAqxkjs
— VSiN (@VSiNLive) December 13, 2018
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. (Pod also here for non-iTuners.)
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.
3) ‘Behind the Bets’ by ESPN Chalk (Click Here.)
Brought to you by ESPN Chalk and hosted by Ben Fawkes, 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 an stay for breakdowns of marquee matchups and events in the sports betting world. (Also on iTunes.)
4) ‘BangTheBook’ with Adam Burke (Click Here.)
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.
5) ‘Dream Preview‘ by RJ Bell (Click Here.)
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.
6. ‘Even Money’ with Ross Tucker and Fezzik (Click Here.)
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 minutes a pop.
7) ‘Gamble On’ by US Bets (Click Here)
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 nearby 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.
8) ‘Against All Odds’ with Cousin Sal (Click Here.)
Cousin Sal from Jimmy Kimmel Live has been focused on sports betting for years. Whether it’s guessing the lines for the last 11 years with Bill Simmons or giving out his top three picks on SportsCenter, Cousin Sal loves to gamble. Since the end of April, he’s had his own podcast on the Ringer Podcast Network where he and his high school friends (“The Degenerate Trifecta”) invent lines on things they’d like to wager on, and discuss actual lines available at sportsbooks, such as the SuperBook, DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook. Sal will also occasionally bring on experts to talk about prop bets for specific events, such as Max Kellerman to talk fight props for the Mayweather vs. McGregor bout, also WWE events (see above). It’s great show for the bettor who wants a laugh — and some memories — along with the betting talk.
9) ‘Barstool Pick ‘Em’ with the Barstool crew (Click Here.)
Barstool needs no introduction. The flagship podcast Pardon My Take shot up the chart to #1 on iTunes shortly after inception and has hung around up near the top 30. The betting-focused Barstool Pick Em is similar fare. The show combines Barstool Big Cat, Stool Presidente (Dave Portnoy) and others from the Barstool cast to make their weekly picks (college football and NFL) in comical fashion. If you’re a Stoolie, or like sports betting, or laughing, or two out of three, this is a good listen for you.
10) ‘Sports Gambling Podcast‘ with Ryan Kramer and Sean Green (Click Here.)
Sports Gambling Podcast (@GamblingPodcast) brought to you by Sean “Stacking the Money” Green and Ryan “Real Money” Kramer who offer predictions, picks and insight on almost all sports, but love talking and dissecting football — NFL and college. Viewer discretion is advised as the hosts tend to get a little rowdy or off-topic, but what else do you expect when they’re from Philadelphia and New Jersey? (But seriously, viewer discretion is advised if you’re listening around kids.) Being two opinionated and passionate sports fans, they tend to disagree when discussing the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants. If you’re an avid NFL fan and gambler looking for information, debates, breakdowns, picks and some laughs, these two will be perfect for you. (On iTunes here.)
Self-serving, bonus entry:
Check out Sports Handle‘s The NFL Handle. This NFL betting podcast pairs together Las Vegas-based sports talk voice Matt Perrault with veteran bookmaker Robert Walker, now of USBookmaking, formerly of Resorts World, MGM Mirage and “numerous other books that were glad to see me go,” he says on Twitter. Perrault is also host of Pushing The Odds on SB Nation Radio.
On The NFL Handle, Perrault and Walker will dive into select NFL games, line movements and bookmaker liabilities, plus greater sports betting topics and stories that may have nothing to do with football. Walker has seen it all behind the counter and Perrault the same from behind the microphone, so they’ll have you prepared for anything.
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