7 Awesome Sports Betting Podcasts Worth Your TimeBy Brett Smiley | Published: October 10, 2017 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 SportsHandle crew’s favorites and recommendations for your valuable time. Some are new, others long-running. Here they are in no particular order:
SportsHandle’s 7 Favorite Sports Betting Podcasts You Ought to Try — for Lessons or a Laugh
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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.
He’s one of the most insane men in the history of America, and the inspiration for Al Pacino’s character in the movie Two for the Money. One of the godfathers of sports touts, Stu Feiner is an amazing storyteller and his energy is ridiculous. We don’t listen for his picks, we listen for his stories. He barely breathes for the length of his podcast and half the time he may just be talking to hear himself, which is well worth a listen.
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. 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. It’s great show for the bettor who wants a laugh — and some memories — along with the betting talk.
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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, David Malinsky, 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.
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.
6) BangTheBook with Adam Burke
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.
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.