The Sharp 600

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Give us 10 minutes and we'll give you the arsenal necessary to successfully navigate the sports betting markets. 600 seconds of vital and actionable information from http://Covers.com - the top source for sport betting info and insight. http://www.covers.com/index.aspx

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278: Episode 278: NFL Week 12 Winning with Jay Kornegay
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The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes Westgate SuperBook Executive VP of Race and Sportsbook Operations Jay Kornegay to chat about NFL Week 12 winning strategies. Jay and host Rob Cressy discuss: - Review of Week 11 picks, with stats from Covers' Jason Logan (@coversjlo (https://twitter.com/CoversJLo) ). - Breakdowns of Week 12's parlay and picks. - Analysis of Thanksgiving matchups and possible line moves.  - Games to target or avoid on Sunday, including ARI-NE and more!  - Current award futures odds, including ROY and MVP.  You can find Jay Kornegay on Twitter @JayKornegay (https://twitter.com/jaykornegay?lang=en) . Connect with Rob Cressy @robcressy (https://twitter.com/robcressy) on Twitter and send in your feedback, best bets and bad beats. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast. Good luck and be safe out there!
Nov 26, 2020
277: Episode 277: NFL Week 11 betting with Sean Lockhart
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The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes sports betting consultant Sean Lockhart to chat about betting NFL Week 11. Sean and host Rob Cressy discuss: - Review of Week 10 picks, with stats from Covers' Jason Logan (@coversjlo (https://twitter.com/CoversJLo) ). - A wild statistic on 2.5-point-or-less favorites this season. - This week's picks, including "Get comfortable being uncomfortable." - Breaking down the Packers vs. Colts matchup. - Discussing all the ways to bet the Chiefs vs. Raiders rematch. - Why you should buy low on the Ravens against the Titans. - The best game of the week to jump on live betting. You can find Sean Lockhart on Twitter @DaRealPapaBear. Connect with Rob Cressy @robcressy (https://twitter.com/robcressy) on Twitter and send in your feedback, best bets and bad beats. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast. Good luck and be safe out there!
Nov 18, 2020
276: Episode 276: Betting the Masters with Jeff Sherman
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The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes Jeff Sherman, VP of Risk Management for The SuperBook at Westgate, to chat about betting the 2020 Masters. Jeff and host Rob Cressy discuss: - How November Masters, and possible messy weather changes odds. - Changing make/miss cut props based on altered cut rules. - Tiger's odds and best bets to fade Tiger at Augusta. - What to expect from Masters betting favorites. - How to get the best value from the world's top golfers? - Popular prop bets and live betting options for the 2020 Masters. - Where is the best overall value in betting the 2020 Masters. You can find Jeff Sherman on Twitter @golfodds. Connect with Rob Cressy @robcressy (https://twitter.com/robcressy) on Twitter and send in your feedback, best bets and bad beats. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast.
Nov 10, 2020
275: Episode 275: NFL Week 9, Election Betting with Patrick Everson
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The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes Covers senior writer Patrick Everson to chat about NFL Week 9 and U.S. Election betting. Patrick and host Rob Cressy discuss: - Review of Week 8 picks, with stats from Covers' Jason Logan (@coversjlo (https://twitter.com/CoversJLo) ). - This week's picks, including "The Big Mick Moneyline Parlay". - Live betting to get an automatic winner during the 2020 U.S. Election. - NFL live betting opportunities in Week 9. - What to expect for betting action in Seahawks vs. Bills. - Public betting action for Steelers vs. Cowboys. - The latest noteworthy NFL Week 9 odds moves.   You can find Patrick Everson on Twitter @Covers_Vegas. Connect with Rob Cressy @robcressy (https://twitter.com/robcressy) on Twitter and send in your feedback, best bets and bad beats. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast.
Nov 04, 2020
274: Episode 274: NFL Week 8 Best Bets with Scott Shapiro
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The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes BetAmerica football analyst Scott Shapiro to chat about NFL Week 8 trends, strategies and best bets. Scott and host Rob Cressy discuss: - Review of Week 7 picks, with stats from Covers' Jason Logan (@coversjlo (https://twitter.com/CoversJLo) ). - This week's picks, including "Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable". - Possible edges in live-betting Steelers-Ravens. - Teams to avoid in Week 8. - Which teams will reverse trends or bounce back in Week 8? You can find Scott Shapiro on Twitter @ScottShap34 (https://twitter.com/scottshap34?lang=en) . Connect with Rob Cressy @robcressy (https://twitter.com/robcressy) on Twitter and send in your feedback, best bets and bad beats. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast.
Oct 28, 2020
273: Episode 273: Week 7 NFL betting with Eliot Crist
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The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes FTNNetwork Chief Operating Officer Eliot Crist to chat about NFL Week 7 and finding the best betting values. Eliot and host Rob Cressy discuss: - Review of Week 6 picks, with stats from Covers' Jason Logan (@coversjlo (https://twitter.com/CoversJLo) ). - Rob and Eliot's favorite picks for Week 7. - The value of betting on individual team totals. - Creating opportunity with live betting. - Why Atlanta-Detroit is the live bettors' dream in Week 7. - Understanding coaches when approaching betting. You can find Eliot Crist on Twitter @EliotCrist. Connect with Rob Cressy @robcressy (https://twitter.com/robcressy) on Twitter and send in your feedback, best bets and bad beats. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast.
Oct 21, 2020
272: Episode 272: Live Betting NFL Week 6 with Ed Miller
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The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes sports betting expert and author Ed Miller to chat about NFL Week 6 and live-betting mindsets. Ed and host Rob Cressy discuss: - Review of Week 5 picks, with stats from Covers' Jason Logan (@coversjlo (https://twitter.com/CoversJLo) ). - Rob's favorite picks for Week 6. - Ed's thoughts on the opportunities & advantages of live betting. - The math and logic behind live-betting algorithms. - Motivations and strategies for cashing out tickets early. - The influence of penalties on rising NFL totals.  You can find Ed Miller on Twitter @EdMillerPoker (https://twitter.com/EdMillerPoker?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) . Connect with Rob Cressy @robcressy (https://twitter.com/robcressy) on Twitter and send in your feedback, best bets and bad beats. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast.
Oct 14, 2020
271: Episode 271: Week 5 NFL betting with Sean Lockhart
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The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes sports betting consultant Sean Lockhart to chat about betting NFL Week 5 and the ridiculous run of Overs. Sean and host Rob Cressy discuss: - Breakdown of Week 4 stats from Covers' Jason Logan (@coversjlo (https://twitter.com/CoversJLo) ). - Why are so many games going Over? - Approaching totals betting in Week 5, aka regression to the mean. - Recap of Week 4 picks. - Why live betting is profitable. - Week 5 parlays and picks. You can find Sean Lockhart on Twitter @DaRealPapaBear. Connect with Rob Cressy @robcressy (https://twitter.com/robcressy) on Twitter and send in your feedback, best bets and bad beats. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast. Good luck and be safe out there!
Oct 07, 2020
270: Episode 270: Week 4 NFL Best Bets with Vik Chokshi
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The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes Sports Intel's Vik Chokshi, to chat about winning strategies, picks and edges for NFL Week 4 betting. Vik and host Rob Cressy discuss: - Breakdown of Week 3 stats from Covers' Jason Logan (@coversjlo (https://twitter.com/CoversJLo) ). - Why to avoid (or live-bet) games in 2020's early-season uncertainty. - In-depth insights for key Week 4 matchups. - Rob & Vik run through their picks and parlays for Week 4. You can find Vik Chokshi on Twitter @docksquad33 (https://twitter.com/docksquad33?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) . Connect with Rob Cressy @robcressy (https://twitter.com/robcressy) on Twitter and send in your feedback, best bets and bad beats. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast. Good luck and be safe out there!
Sep 30, 2020
269: Episode 269: Week 3 NFL betting with Ed Feng
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The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes Ed Feng, Founder of The Power Rank, to chat about using data to tackle NFL Week 3 betting. Ed and host Rob Cressy discuss: - Week 2 results, including stats from @CoversJLo. - Rob's Week 3 picks and finding the best value in NFL live betting. - Using data instead of emotion when placing bets. - Ed's evaluations of early hot (and cold) NFL teams. - What to make of Carson Wentz. - Important statistics to consider that many bettors may overlook.  You can find Ed Feng on Twitter @thepowerrank. Connect with Rob Cressy @robcressy on Twitter and send in your feedback, best bets and bad beats. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast. Good luck and be safe out there!
Sep 23, 2020
268: Episode 268: Winning NFL Week 2 with Jay Kornegay
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The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes Jay Kornegay, Executive Vice President of Race and Sportsbook Operations at The SuperBook (https://twitter.com/SuperBookSports) at Westgate, to chat about the betting markets for NFL Week 2. Jay and host Rob Cressy discuss: Week 1 results, including stats from @CoversJLo (https://twitter.com/coversjlo?lang=en) . Rob's picks, bounce-back and over-reaction teams. Shifts in secondary sports-betting markets. The impact of the NFL's return on-site at the SuperBook. Removing emotion from bounce-back picks. Teams to remain confident in (and not) for Week 2. The true value of a half-point line shift.  You can find Jay Kornegay on Twitter @JayKornegay (https://twitter.com/jaykornegay?lang=en) . Connect with Rob Cressy @robcressy (https://twitter.com/robcressy) on Twitter and send in your feedback, best bets and bad beats. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast. Good luck and be safe out there!
Sep 16, 2020
267: Episode 267: Week 1 NFL betting with Sean Lockhart
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The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes sports betting consultant Sean Lockhart to chat about how to best approach betting an NFL season unlike any other. Sean and host Rob Cressy discuss: The value of continuity, especially early in the season. Exploiting the Week 1 totals Get comfortable being uncomfortable Week 1 bets. Pick a loser! Week 1 Big Mick moneyline parlays of the week. You can find Sean Lockhart on Twitter @DaRealPapaBear. Connect with Rob Cressy @robcressy (https://twitter.com/robcressy) on Twitter and send in your feedback, best bets and bad beats. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast. Good luck and be safe out there!
Sep 09, 2020
266: Episode 266: Winning Kentucky Derby Strategy and More with Monique Vág
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The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes Monique Vág to chat about winning strategies for this weekend's Kentucky Derby, and plenty of other sports betting tips. Monique and host Rob Cressy discuss: Mindsets for navigating the current volatility and uncertainty in sports. Staying rational during in-game or short-term swings. Analyzing Tiz The Law and the Kentucky Derby field. The strange return of NCAA football. You can find Monique Vág on Twitter @ParlayQueen (https://twitter.com/ParlayQueen) . Connect with Rob Cressy @robcressy (https://twitter.com/robcressy) on Twitter and send in your feedback, best bets and bad beats. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast. Good luck and be safe out there!
Sep 03, 2020
265: Episode 265: NFL and NBA betting with Frank Schwab
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The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes Yahoo Sports senior NFL and sports betting writer Frank Schwab to chat about sports betting in the current NBA and upcoming NFL season.  Frank and host Rob Cressy discuss: Frank's mindset to thinking about/approaching sports betting. Understanding line movements Finding value in live betting sports events. How important half points truly are in spreads? Frank's best-remaining betting values in the NBA. You can find Frank Schwab on Twitter @YahooSchwab. Connect with Rob Cressy @robcressy on Twitter and send in your feedback, best bets and bad beats. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast. Good luck and be safe out there!
Aug 26, 2020
264: Episode 264: Inside the Vegas Books with Chris Andrews
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The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes author and South Point sportsbook director Chris Andrews to chat about what's happening behind the scenes in Vegas in this new world of sports betting.  Chris and host Rob Cressy discuss: The current sports-betting climate, and new community dynamics Trends and aberrations in the changing betting market  The math behind odds for heavy favorites The books' take on the uncertainty of college football  Early (heavy) interest on upcoming NFL betting  Reactions to early upsets in the NBA playoffs Insights on Stanley Cup playoff action in NHL  You can find Chris Andrews on Twitter @andrewssports (https://twitter.com/andrewssports?lang=en) . Connect with Rob Cressy @robcressy on Twitter and send in your feedback, best bets and bad beats. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast. Good luck and be safe out there!
Aug 20, 2020
263: Episode 263: UFC 252 and football betting with Lee Sterling
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The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes Paramount Sports handicapper Lee Sterling to chat about betting this weekend’s UFC 252, as well as some thoughts on the upcoming college and NFL football seasons. Bill and host Rob Cressy discuss: Lee’s approach to sports betting Will College football get on the field this season? Lee’s thoughts on Miocic-Cormier 3 Where to get value in Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera How will Dos Santos-Rozenstruick play out? Finding value in the rest of the main card You can find Lee Sterling on Twitter @paramountsports. Connect with Rob Cressy @robcressy on Twitter and send in your feedback, best bets and bad beats. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast. Good luck and be safe out there!
Aug 12, 2020
262: Episode 262: Smart Bets for the PGA Championship with Bill Krackomberger
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The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes professional sports bettor Bill Krackomberger to chat about the PGA Championship, and smarter golf betting. Bill and host Rob Cressy discuss: Different ways to bet on golf tournaments  Bill's breakdown of popular contenders' odds (including Tiger) Advantages of betting matchups vs. futures/outrights  Intangibles and other angles to consider Quick tips for fantasy golf You can find Bill Krackomberger on Twitter @BillKrackman (https://twitter.com/BillKrackman?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) . Connect with Rob Cressy @robcressy (https://twitter.com/robcressy) on Twitter and send in your feedback, best bets and bad beats. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast. Good luck and be safe out there!
Aug 04, 2020
261: Episode 261: Winning NBA & NHL Playoff Betting with Steve Merril
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The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes professional handicapper Steve Merril to chat about winning strategies for NBA and NHL playoff betting in a wild week for sports. Steve and host Rob Cressy discuss: The MLB COVID outbreak, and the possible fallout The impact of the bubble setting on NBA playoff odds History-based strategy for NBA playoff betting, and profitable angles Potential advantages of avoiding playoff favorites & futures Winning mindsets for NHL playoff bets, and the absence of home ice  The effect of the long layoff on the hockey season's wear & tear The impact of goalie momentum and depth for playoff runs Increased variance, and hedging out on long-shot futures bets  You can find Steve Merril on Twitter @SteveMerril. (https://twitter.com/stevemerril?lang=en) Connect with Rob Cressy @robcressy (https://twitter.com/robcressy) on Twitter and send in your feedback, best bets and bad beats. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast. Good luck and be safe out there!
Jul 28, 2020
260: Episode 260: MLB Betting How-To with Jason Logan
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The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes Covers (https://www.covers.com/) Senior Industry Analyst/Managing Editor Jason Logan, to talk about the return of MLB betting. Jason and host Rob Cressy discuss: The impact of new NL DH and extra-innings rules Adjustments by books to the new rules & schedule Best betting practices for runline vs. moneyline Measuring odds vs. elite pitching The importance of the first five inning wager What to look for when betting on dogs Value of home vs. away lines with COVID circumstances Capitalizing on increased divisional matchups  How to navigate live betting  Spotting reliable trends You can find Jason Logan on Twitter @CoversJLo (https://twitter.com/CoversJLo) . Connect with Rob Cressy @robcressy (https://twitter.com/robcressy) on Twitter and send in your feedback, best bets and bad beats. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast. Good luck and be safe out there!
Jul 21, 2020
259: Episode 259: PGA's The Memorial Tournament with Jeff Sherman
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The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes Superbook at Westgate VP of Risk Management Jeff Sherman, to talk about The Memorial Tournament, this weekend's PGA event. Jeff and host Rob Cressy discuss: The impact of COVID-19 and other sports' absences on golf betting Betting smart on the much-anticipated return of Tiger Woods Bryson DeChambeau and his scorching hot streak Sleeper picks in a deep field  Navigating matchup bets among the field's top golfers Props that the Superbook has running this weekend Tips on who to target or fade at The Memorial Tournament You can find Jeff Sherman on Twitter @golfodds. Connect with Rob Cressy @robcressy on Twitter and send in your feedback, best bets and bad beats. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast. Good luck and be safe out there!
Jul 14, 2020
258: Episode 258: Betting UFC 251 with Nick Kalikas
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The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes Circa Sports Risk Supervisor Nick Kalikas to talk about betting the UFC 251 card. The first of four UFC events at "Fight Island" in Abu Dhabi, UFC 251 is a loaded card that features three title fights, including the heavily-anticipated Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal bout — which Masvidal only agreed to on Monday! The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes Circa Sports Risk Supervisor Nick Kalikas to talk about betting the UFC 251 card. He and host Rob Cressy discuss: How the location will affect the fighting card. Action update on Usman vs. Masvidal. Who has the advantage from Masvidal accepting on short notice? What makes Kamaru Usman so dangerous? Betting Volkanovski-Holloway II. Is it smart to parlay two bigger favorites? Where is the betting value in Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo? Thoughts on Namajunas vs. Andrade Round 2. How do you bet Ribas vs. VanZant, when there's such a huge favorite? You can find Nick Kalikas on Twitter @FightOdds. Connect with Rob Cressy @robcressy on Twitter and send in your feedback, best bets and bad beats. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast. Good luck and be safe out there!
Jul 08, 2020
257: Episode 257: MLB Win Totals and More with Andrew Caley
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The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes Covers.com senior publishing editor Andrew Caley to talk about the soon-to-restart MLB season.   America’s favorite pastime will be back July 23, with a shortened season, and several important rule changes. How will this impact baseball betting for 2020?       Andrew and host Rob Cressy discuss:    ·         2020 season changes, including the short schedule and universal DHs ·         Which teams will benefit from this format, and what trends to expect ·         World Series favorites and sleeper picks  ·         Player futures, AL MVP sleepers, and matchup-specific value ·         The impact of strong bullpens on live and futures bets ·         Winning strategies from KBO betting to translate to MLB ·         Andrew’s picks for team and player futures, and a word of caution   You can find Andrew Caley on Twitter @Covers_Caley. Connect with Rob Cressy @robcressy on Twitter and send in your feedback, best bets and bad beats with hashtag #Sharp600 and tag @Covers.      Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast!
Jul 02, 2020
256: Episode 256: The state of U.S. sports betting legalization with Daniel Wallach
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The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes gaming law expert and Wallach Legal founder Daniel Wallach to talk about the current state of sports betting legalization.   Monday’s news that California’s legislation to legalize sports betting had been pulled was a huge setback. How does this affect other states and the future of sports betting?     Daniel and host Rob Cressy discuss:   ·         The impact of COVID-19 on lost state revenue and potential legislation ·         The future of legal sports betting in Florida ·         Sports betting as a game of skill vs. chance ·         Mobile betting as a key component to legalization ·         The dated nature of in-person acquisition for casinos and sportsbooks ·         The latest developments in California’s legalization process  ·         Which states are likely to introduce legalization sooner than later?   You can find Daniel Wallach on Twitter @WallachLegal. Connect with Rob Cressy @robcressy on Twitter and send in your feedback, best bets and bad beats with hashtag #Sharp600 and tag @Covers.    Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast!
Jun 23, 2020
255: Episode 255: Betting the Belmont Stakes with racing expert Scott Shapiro
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The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes horse racing analyst Scott Shapiro of Twin Spires to talk about the Belmont Stakes, the altered Triple Crown schedule, and how to adjust your bets accordingly. Due to COVID-19, the Triple Crown schedule has been rearranged. Normally the third race, the Belmont is now the first leg with the Kentucky Derby and Preakness to follow. Not only that, the Belmont’s length has been shortened from 12 furlongs to nine. What does this all mean? Scott and host Rob Cressy discuss: - The track and length adjustments - Tiz the Law, and historical data on betting the favorite - Post position, and the advantage of inside vs. outside  - Long shots and where the best underdog value lies - Making smarter high-risk bets and rounding out parlays - Risk-adverse plays with enjoyment in mind - Tiz the Law as a Triple Crown Winner? - The best time to place bets and finding value in late odds - Scott’s top Belmont Stakes picks You can find Scott Shapiro on Twitter @ScottShap34. Connect with Rob Cressy @robcressy on Twitter and send in your feedback, best bets and bad beats with hashtag #Sharp600. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast.
Jun 18, 2020
254: Episode 254: Charles Schwab Challenge and Betting Golf with Bill Krackomberger
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The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes professional sports bettor Bill Krackomberger to talk about the Charles Schwab Challenge and how to bet on golf. Another major sport returns this weekend, when the PGA Tour restarts with the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial, featuring a star-studded field that features 18 of the world's Top-20 ranked golfers. The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes professional sports bettor Bill Krackomberger to talk about the Charles Schwab Challenge and how to bet on golf. He and host Rob Cressy discuss: Making the most of betting in Vegas as everything reopens Bankroll management What to look for when betting on a golf event The dangers in betting straight-up golf futures Golf betting value residing in head-to-head matchups Why betting on the big names is bad value Head-to-head matchups he likes at the Charles Schwab Challenge You can find Bill Krackomberger on Twitter @BillKrackman. Connect with Rob Cressy @robcressy on Twitter and send in your feedback, best bets and bad beats. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast. Good luck and be safe out there!
Jun 09, 2020
253: Episode 253: Betting the Korea Baseball Organization with Andrew Caley
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The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes Covers Senior Publishing Editor Andrew Caley to talk about betting on the Korea Baseball Organization, and how to extract the most value from your bets. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a shortage of professional sports to bet on, and with the start of the Major League Baseball delayed indefinitely, the KBO has provided an interim option for baseball bettors to find action. The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes Covers Senior Publishing Editor Andrew Caley to talk about betting on the Korea Baseball Organization, and how to extract the most value from your bets. He and host Rob Cressy discuss: How to bet on KBO games What stats to use when doing KBO betting research The best websites for finding accurate KBO stats Favorite types of KBO bets Live betting on KBO games KBO teams that could provide great value going forward You can find Andrew Caley on Twitter @covers_caley. Connect with Rob Cressy @robcressy on Twitter and send in your feedback, best bets and bad beats. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast. Good luck and be safe out there!
Jun 03, 2020
252: Episode 252: The return of NHL betting and 40 years of bookmaking with Chris Andrews
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Sports fans were given a glimmer of hope Tuesday when The NHL announced their plans for returning to action with a special 24-team tournament. At the same time, MLB owners and players simply can’t get on the same page to restart their season, an increasingly costly failure. Also, after more than four decades of oddsmaking, there comes some wisdom that is difficult to find… except perhaps in a book. The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes South Point sportsbook director Chris Andrews to talk about NHL Playoff betting action, reactions from Tiger vs. Phil 2, his new book and more. He and host Rob Cressy discuss: • Betting results from Tiger vs. Phil 2           • Could The Match II change future golf broadcasts? • What other The Match II-style pairings would make good TV? • Finding value in the special NHL playoff format    • Will this NHL playoffs see an increase in betting action?            • Did MLB miss out on a golden opportunity?         • Chris’ book “Then One Day... 40 Years Of Bookmaking In Nevada” • Recognizing value where others don’t • The future of innovation in sports betting You can find Chris Andrews on Twitter @andrewssports. Connect with Rob Cressy @robcressy on Twitter and send in your feedback, best bets and bad beats. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast. Good luck and be safe out there!
May 27, 2020
251: Episode 251: Betting Tiger vs. Phil: The Match II golf odds with Jeff Sherman
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One of the biggest events of the current COVID-19 sports scene is Tiger vs. Phil: The Match II, which takes place at Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will be joined by NFL quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in a charity matchplay event on May 24. The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes renowned golf oddsmaker Jeff Sherman from The SuperBook to talk about setting the betting lines and props around The Match II. He and host Rob Cressy discuss: Early action on Tiger vs. Phil 2 How much money will be bet on The Match II? Tiger's home-field advantage Mickelson's motivation vs Tiger's form Capping Brady vs. Manning Finding betting edges in this fun format Pricing the best prop picks for Tiger vs. Phil Golf betting tips and tactics You can find Jeff Sherman on Twitter @golfodds and golfodds.com. Connect with Rob Cressy @robcressy on Twitter and send in your feedback, best bets and bad beats. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast. Good luck and be safe out there!
May 20, 2020
250: Episode 250: NFL Week 1 odds and lookahead lines with oddsmaker Jeff Davis
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The 2020 NFL schedule release sparked Week 1 odds as well as lookahead lines for the biggest NFL games of the season. The Sharp 600 welcomes Jeff Davis, director of trading for Caesars Entertainment, to the podcast to talk about how oddsmakers set spreads and totals this far out from football season. Host Rob Cressy and Jeff discuss: The Vegas scene during COVID-19 shutdown How excited bookies and bettors were for NFL odds How books set and manage NFL lookahead lines Which early NFL odds hold betting value? Monday Night Football and Thanksgiving Day lines Will sports-starved fans bet big when leagues come back? Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast! Reach out to Rob on Twitter @robcressy with your feedback, best bets, and bad beats. Good luck and be safe out there!
May 12, 2020
249: Episode 249: Best bets and predictions for UFC 249 with Brian Edwards
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The UFC answers the bell for action-starved sports bettors with a huge card for UFC 249 this Saturday, including a massive main event between Trevor Ferguson and Justin Gaethje. The Sharp 600 welcomes professional handicapper Brian Edwards to the podcast, discussing his best bets and predictions for the UFC 249 odds. He and host Rob Cressy discuss the best ways to wager: Ferguson vs. Gaethje Cejudo vs. Cruz Ngannou vs. Rozenstruik Hardy vs. de Castro Stephens vs. Kattar You can connect with Brian Edwards on Twitter @vegasbedwards and reach out to Rob with your feedback, suggestions, best bets and bad beats on Twitter @robcressy. Remember to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast. Best of luck and be safe out there!
May 06, 2020
248: Episode 248: Betting the post-draft NFL odds with DaRealPapaBear
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The 2020 NFL Draft is over which means it's time to start looking at NFL futures odds and how that influx of new talent will impact our football bets. The Sharp 600 welcomes back pro handicapper Sean Lockart - AKA DaRealPapaBear - to run down how he's sizing up the post-draft NFL landscape, including: Sleeper running backs to watch Betting late rounds of draft: Yes or No? Grading impact draft picks Early NFL season win total bets Offensive Rookie of the Year prop picks Follow Sean on Twitter @DaRealPapaBear and connect with Sharp 600 host Rob Cressy @robcressy. Send Rob your favorite bets, bad beats and feedback on what you would like to hear on the podcast. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600. Good luck and be safe out there!
Apr 29, 2020
247: Episode 247: NFL Draft prop picks and betting strategy with Rohit Ponnaiya
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The NFL Draft is a salvation for sports bettors during the COVID-19 shutdown, with a massive menu of NFL Draft betting props at most sportsbooks. The Sharp 600 dives into the best bets and strategies with the help of Covers.com editor Rohit Ponnaiya (@Covers_Ro), who has been living the NFL Draft odds since they hit the board last month. Host Rob Cressy and Rohit discuss: Biggest draft rumors and rumblings Favorite betting props and picks Capping the QB draft props Value in betting the top running backs Wide receivers worth a wager Be sure to subscribe, rank and review The Sharp 600 podcast and send feedback, best bets and bad beats to Rob on Twitter @robcressy. Good luck with your NFL Draft bets and be safe out there!
Apr 21, 2020
246: Episode 246: Horse racing betting basics with racing expert Scott Shapiro
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The Sharp 600 takes to the tracks for this special podcast, giving you the betting basics when it comes to horse racing. Host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) welcomes racing expert Scott Shapiro (@ScottShap34) of TwinSpires.com, as they discuss: The differences between betting sports and horse racing How to pick a winning horse The different types of horse racing bets Betting strategy and money management at the track Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast. Share your best and worst betting stories, picks and predictions, as well as what you would like to hear on the podcast by reaching out to Rob on Twitter @robcressy and watch Covers' Sharp 600 podcasts on https://www.covers.com/editorial/podcasts. Good luck and thanks for listening!
Apr 16, 2020
245: Episode 245: Betting bankroll management may not be sexy, but it's damn essential
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The Sharp 600 has been asked by our listeners to provide insights into betting bankroll management, and we do just that with the help of Covers' Andrew Caley (@Covers_Caley). He and host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) break down the bankroll basics as well as pitfalls to watch out for when betting on sports. Where to start with bankroll management How to set your units and grade your picks Rob and Andrew share their best - and worst - betting stories The finer points of building blanket forts during COVID-19 quarantine  Make sure to subscribe, rate, and review The Sharp 600 podcast and send in your feedback and best bets to host Rob Cressy on Twitter @robcressy.
Apr 08, 2020
244: Episode 244: How coronavirus impacts NFL betting with Doug Kezirian
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The Sharp 600 host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) brings on ESPN Daily Wager host Doug Kezirian (@dougespn) to breakdown how COVID-19 could alter the NFL odds and his best bets for the upcoming NFL season, including: Jordan Love moving up the draft board? Brady's impact on the Buccaneers culture? New England's QB situation What it takes to beat Baltimore Can the Steelers stay consistent? Make sure to subscribe, rate, and review The Sharp 600 podcast and send in your feedback and best bets to host Rob Cressy on Twitter @robcressy.
Apr 01, 2020
243: Episode 243: Coronavirus suspension from a Las Vegas perspective with Patrick Everson
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The Sharp 600 host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) gives some tips on how to keep your sports betting rolling during the coronavirus suspension and brings on Patrick Everson (@covers_vegas), Senior Writer for Covers, to give some insight into how sports betting in Vegas has been impacted during the Covid-19 pandemic including: The prospect of political betting being approved for legal U.S. books Casual fans taking their betting to the next level with these brand new sports Taking the time to look at futures bets during the COVID-19 suspension Make sure to subscribe, rate, and review The Sharp 600 podcast and send in your feedback and best bets to host Rob Cressy on Twitter @robcressy.
Mar 24, 2020
242: Episode 242: Capping during COVID-19 and betting NFL free agency with Bill Krackomberger
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Sharp 600 host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) gives some insight on how you can keep your sports betting rolling during the coronavirus sports cancellations, and brings on professional sports bettor Bill Krackomberger (@billkrackman) to breakdown a busy week in NFL free agency as well as the MLB futures odds, including: Tom Brady saying goodbye to New England Overvaluing the Yankees How betting is effected if COVID-19 stays Make sure to subscribe, rate, and review The Sharp 600 podcast and send in your feedback and best bets to host Rob Cressy on Twitter @robcressy.
Mar 17, 2020
241: Episode 241: Capping the NCAA conference tournaments with Sam Panayotovich
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With NCAA conference tournament week tipping off, The Sharp 600 host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) brings in Sam Panayotovich (@spshoot), sports betting analyst, to break down the best bets to look out for during the upcoming NCAA conference tournaments including: Michigan State staying hot Florida staying competitive San Diego State not being tested Big teams to under perform before March Madness Ohio State to surprise Make sure to subscribe, rate, and review The Sharp 600 podcast and send in your feedback and best bets to host Rob Cressy on Twitter @robcressy.
Mar 10, 2020
240: Episode 240: Making the most out of March Madness betting with Scott Shapiro
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This week on The Sharp 600 host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) brings on Scott Shapiro (@scottshap34), analyst for BetAmerica, to run down the best ways to bet on college hoops during tournament season including: Michigan State's odds on making it to the Final Four Duke being overvalued Virginia's lack of offense keeping them from going back-to-back Kentucky being overlooked Subscribe, rate, and review The Sharp 600 podcast and send in your feedback and best bets to host Rob Cressy on Twitter @robcressy.
Mar 04, 2020
239: Episode 239: Cashing in on MLB win totals with Andrew Caley
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The Sharp 600 host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) starts off the episode by giving some insights on live betting the NBA. He then welcomes on Covers Senior Publishing Editor Andrew Caley (@Covers_Caley) to break down the best bets for this year's MLB win totals, including: The controversial Houston Astros The underachieving Los Angeles Angels The possible decline of the Cleveland Indians Subscribe, rate, and review The Sharp 600 podcast and send in your feedback and best bets to host Rob Cressy on Twitter @robcressy.
Feb 26, 2020
238: Episode 238: Best ways to bet boxing and the Wilder-Fury II fight
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Rob Cressy (@robcressy) is joined by Evan Korn (@kornerman44), director of media relations at Top Rank Boxing, to break down the best ways to bet boxing and give insights on how to make the most of your betting for the upcoming Wilder-Fury II fight including: The unpredictability of Deontay Wilder Tyson Fury's height and weight advantage Trusting Wilder's stamina Make sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast and send in your feedback and best bets to host Rob Cressy on Twitter @robcressy.
Feb 20, 2020
237: Episode 237: How to bet on NASCAR and the Daytona 500
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The Sharp 600 host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) welcomes on Eric Smith (@eric_racereview), Auto Racing Advisor at Covers Experts, to bring you the best ways to bet on NASCAR for this year's cup series and the upcoming Daytona 500, including: Wagering on multiple drivers The importance of teams The favorites, long shots, sleepers. and best bets for the Daytona 500 Make sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast and send in your feedback and best bets to host Rob Cressy on Twitter @robcressy.
Feb 13, 2020
236: Episode 236: NBA midseason breakdown with Rohit Ponnaiya
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The Sharp 600 host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) gives his thoughts on the XFL's opening weekend and the league's betting potential. He then welcomes on Rohit Ponnaiya (@Covers_Ro), publishing editor and writer at Covers, to break down the best bets and predictions for the rest of the NBA season, including: The 76ers' under production The Raptors coming out of the east Betting both of the L.A. teams to go all the way The Grizzlies in the playoff hunt Betting on the underdogs in the All-Star competitions Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast and send in your feedback and best bets to host Rob Cressy on Twitter @robcressy.
Feb 11, 2020
235: Episode 235: Diving into the UFC 247 best bets and odds with Brian Edwards.
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This week on The Sharp 600 host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) brings in Brian Edwards (@Vegasbedwards) of VegasInsider to run through the best bets and odds for UFC 247 with betting angles and predictions for the main card such as: Jon Jones in for a barn burner Ilir Latifi moving into heavyweight Valentina Shevchenko defending her title Subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast and send in your feedback and best bets to host Rob Cressy on Twitter @robcressy.
Feb 06, 2020
234: Episode 234: Make big bucks from the pucks. Beating the NHL odds with Josh Inglis
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With the dust settling on football season, host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) looks back on the best bets and opportunities from Super Bowl LIV, then invites Covers.com NHL writer Josh Inglis (@inglis_josh4) on to talk about what it takes to bet on the NHL odds, including: Making money without betting the moneyline Playing Overs Going for the Grand Salami (total goals for an entire night's schedule) Watching for goal-tending changes Make sure to subscribe, rate, and review The Sharp 600 and send your favorite picks, best wins and bad beats along to Rob on Twitter @robcressy. Good luck!
Feb 04, 2020
233: Episode 233: Super Bowl LIV Props Extravaganza
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The Super Bowl is only days away and the betting market is starting to heat up. Host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) runs through the best strategies for Super Bowl prop betting with multiple guests: Sean Lockhart (@darealpapabear), Brandon DuBreuil (@CoversBD), and Andrew Caley (@Covers_Caley). They all begin by talking about their prop betting mindset and then give their favorite props for the Big Game with best bets on: Game being tied after 0-0 Raheem Mostert's receptions total Raheem Mostert's longest run An exotic George Kittle prop MVP bets that aren't quarterbacks Longest reception markets for both Travis Kelce and George Kittle Make sure to subscribe, rate, and review The Sharp 600!
Jan 30, 2020
232: Episode 232: Super Bowl betting from a sportsbook's perspective with Jay Kornegay
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With the Big Game coming up this Sunday, host Rob Cressy looks at the thousands of Super Bowl LIV prop markets to choose from. He is then is joined by Jay Kornegay (@JayKornegay), Executive VP of the SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas, to give an in-depth perspective on Super Bowl bets and everything that goes with it: Prep work for Super Bowl markets and prop markets The sportsbook's mindset for setting prop markets Setting and then adjusting Raheem Mostert's rushing total The postgame onslaught and a look to the next NFL markets Insights from Jay into the action and liability he's seeing on the total, side, and moneyline How late public action might move the lines Live betting the Super Bowl and the growth of in-game wagering Subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast and send in your feedback and best bets to host Rob Cressy on Twitter @robcressy.
Jan 28, 2020
231: Episode 231: How to make the most out of your college basketball betting with Bill Krackomberger
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Join The Sharp 600 host Rob Cressy and guest Bill Krackomberger (@Billkrackman) as they fill you in on the landscape of college basketball and what you need to know to be successful when betting on the NCAA. Subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast and send in your feedback and best bets to host Rob Cressy on Twitter @robcressy.
Jan 24, 2020
230: Episode 230: Early prep for Super Bowl LIV betting with Scott Shapiro
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Join Sharp 600 host Rob Cressy and guest Scott Shapiro (@ScottShap34) as they go over the early action for this year's Super Bowl, starting with a breakdown of the Chiefs and 49ers' strengths and weaknesses, and then moving on to what to expect from both teams' game plan. Subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast and send in your feedback and best bets to host Rob Cressy on Twitter @robcressy.
Jan 21, 2020
229: Episode 229: Breaking down the UFC 246 card with Brian Edwards
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This week on The Sharp 600 host Rob Cressy brings in Brian Edwards (@Vegasbedwards) of VegasInsider to break down the UFC 246 card including the blockbuster matchup between Conor McGregor and Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone. They also provide insight into the remaining bouts including Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington and Maurice Green vs. Aleksi Oleinik. Subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast and send in your feedback and best bets to host Rob Cressy on Twitter @robcressy.
Jan 16, 2020
228: Episode 228: Running down NFL Championship Sunday with Connor Allen
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The Sharp 600 host Rob Cressy welcomes Connor Allen (@ConnorAllenNFL) of The Quant Edge, where they begin by reliving the NFL's hectic Divisional Round. They then continue onto their betting angles and predictions heading into the championship weekend, starting with the AFC title game (Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs) and then moving onto the NFC Championship Game (Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers). Subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast and send in your feedback and best bets to host Rob Cressy on Twitter @robcressy.
Jan 14, 2020
227: Episode 227: Diving into the LSU vs Clemson matchup with Andrew Caley
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Host Rob Cressy welcomes Andrew Caley, senior publishing editor at Covers, where they begin by looking back at the Lending Tree Bowl between Louisiana and Miami. They then jump into the LSU and Clemson for a deep dive of the final matchup this Monday. Subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 podcast and send in your feedback, and best bets to host Rob Cressy on Twitter @robcressy.
Jan 09, 2020
226: Episode 226: Taking down the NFL Divisional Round odds with Scott Shapiro
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On the latest episode of The Sharp 600, host Rob Cressy tackles the spread, totals and props for the NFL Divisional Round matchups with the help of Scott Shapiro of Bet America. Find out which angles and bets they're making in the four NFL playoff games this weekend. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and contact Rob with your bad bets, best bets, and feedback at @robcressy on Twitter.
Jan 07, 2020
225: Episode 225: NFL Wild Card Best Bets with Da Real Papa Bear
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Host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) starts off by talking about more lessons learned with live betting the college football bowl games. He then welcomes sports betting consultant Sean Lockhart, aka Da Real Papa Bear, to break down Wild Card weekend in the NFL playoffs: Mindset for betting the NFL playoffs Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints Seattle Seahawks at Philadephia Eagles 6-point teasers of the week Uncomfortable bets of the week Recap of bets Make sure to subscribe, rate and review the podcast!
Jan 02, 2020
224: Episode 224: Ring in the New Year with these Jan. 1 bowl game best bets with Max Meyer
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The calendar flips to 2020 and football bettors have a slew of bowl games to bet on this January 1. The Sharp 600 runs down the best ways to wager on the New Year's Day bowl games with the help of Max Meyer of SI.com. Subscribe, rate and review the The Sharp 600 podcast and send in your feedback, best bets, and bad beat to host Rob Cressy on Twitter @robcressy.
Jan 01, 2020
223: Episode 223: Taming the wild Week 17 odds and this week's best NFL bets
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The final week of the NFL schedule is always a wild weekend of wagering, due to motivations and situations varying from team to team. The Sharp 600 does its best to make sense of the Week 17 odds, and host Rob Cressy lays out his plan of attack for each game and gives his NFL best bets for Sunday's slate. Be sure to subcribe, rate and review the podcast and send in your best bets and bad beats to Rob on Twitter @robcressy. Best of luck in Week 17!
Dec 26, 2019
222: Episode 222: Bowling for dollars in CFP semis and New Year's Day odds with Brian Edwards
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The Sharp 600 gets you ready for the CFP semifinal matchups between LSU and Oklahoma, and Clemson and Ohio State with the help of handicapper Brian Edwards. Host Rob Cressy looks at the two semifinal matchups as well as the best bets for the New Year's Day bowl games. You can follow Brian Edwards at @vegasbedwards and share your best bowl bets and beats with Rob at @robcressy on Twitter. Good luck and Happy New Year to the Sharp 600 community!
Dec 24, 2019
221: Episode 221: Early college football bowl picks with Sam Panayotovich
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Host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) first makes his Big Mick Bet of the Week (9-3 on the season) and challenges listeners to beat him in a college football bowl betting contest. He then welcomes sports betting analyst Sam Panayotovich (@spshoot) to discuss all things related to bowl games: Why you shouldn't bet on the sides and totals of every single bowl game Coaching changes, motivation, and rankings Washington-Boise State (Las Vegas Bowl) Fading the Pac-12 and the MAC Central Michigan-San Diego State (New Mexico Bowl) Buffalo-Charlotte (Bahamas Bowl) Iowa-USC (Holiday Bowl) Bonus pick from Sam: Auburn-Minnesota (Outback Bowl) Picks recap Make sure to subscribe, rate and review the podcast!
Dec 19, 2019
220: Episode 220: Betting on NFL Week 16 with BetAmerica's Scott Shapiro
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Host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) looks back at the good and bad from the wild NFL Week 15 and challenges listeners to beat him in a college football bowl contest. He then welcomes Scott Shapiro (@ScottShap34) to talk about all things NFL Week 16: New Orleans Saints at Tennessee Titans Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots 6-point teasers of the week Sucker bets of the week Pick a loser Get-comfortable-being-uncomfortable pick of the week Make sure to subscribe, rate and review the podcast!
Dec 17, 2019
219: Episode 219: Breaking Down College Football Bowl Games with Matt Perrault
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Host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) talks handicapping college football bowl games and having disciplined bankroll management before giving his Big Mick bet of the week which is 9-2 (!!) on the season. He then welcomes Matt Perrault (@sportstalkmatt), host of Covering the Number and Pushing the Odds, to break down a few of the biggest bowl games: A hedging opportunity with an LSU futures ticket LSU vs Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl Ohio State vs Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl Bowl confidence pools and strategy around them Make sure to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast!
Dec 12, 2019
218: Episode 218: NFL Week 15 with analyst Scott Shapiro
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Host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) always keeps it real with his listeners and he starts this episode by sharing a recent story about going on tilt. He then recaps the weekend that was before welcoming BetAmerica football analyst Scott Shapiro (@ScottShap34) to talk all things NFL Week 15: Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers Cleveland Browns at Arizona Cardinals Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans Favorite 6-point teasers of the week from Scott and Rob Sucker bets of the week Pick a losing bet "Get comfortable being uncomfortable" bet of the week Recap of all picks Please subscribe, rate, and review the podcast!
Dec 10, 2019
217: Episode 217: College football championship weekend with Andrew Caley
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Host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) starts the episode by giving his Big Mick bet of the week (8-2 so far on the season) and by taking a question from a listener. He then welcomes Covers' Senior Publishing Editor Andrew Caley (@Covers_Caley) to talk about the HUGE weekend ahead in college football: How to handicap totals Big 12 title game: Oklahoma-Baylor SEC title game: Georgia-LSU ACC title game: Virginia-Clemson Big 10 title game: Wisconsin-Ohio State Pac 12 title game on Friday: Utah-Oregon Recap of bets Make sure to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast!
Dec 05, 2019
216: Episode 216: Getting the best of the NFL Week 14 odds with Adam Chernoff
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The Sharp 600 welcomes Adam Chernoff to the podcast, picking his brain for his best bets for NFL Week 14, including the big matchup between the 49ers and Saints as well as Chiefs at Patriots. You can follow Adam Chernoff on Twitter @adamchernoff and send in your favorite picks for this week's action to host Rob Cressy on Twitter @robcressy. Subscribe, rate and review the podcast now. Good luck out there!
Dec 03, 2019
215: Episode 215: NFL Week 13 with BetAmerica analyst Scott Shapiro
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Host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) gives thanks for bankroll management and then gives his Big Mick Bet of the Week (7-2 on the season!). He then welcomes Scott Shapiro (@ScottShap34), NFL analyst at BetAmerica, to give picks and predictions for the Sunday and Monday Week 13 games: Green Bay Packers at New York Giants Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks San Francisco 49ers at Baltimore Ravens 6-point teasers of the week Sucker bet of the week Pick a loser (Rob is 4-0-1 on the season!) Get comfortable being uncomfortable bet of the week Picks recap Make sure to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast!
Nov 27, 2019
214: Episode 214: Thanksgiving NFL Betting and Huge College Football Games
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Host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) gives thanks to you — the listener — during this holiday week, and recaps the week that was. He then welcomes Jay Kornegay (@JayKornegay), Executive Vice President of the SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas to talk NFL Week 13 and College Football Week 14: How to get the whole family watching football this weekend How public perception affects Thanksgiving football betting Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions Buffalo Bills at Dallas Cowboys New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons Handicapping inconsistent NFL teams Thanksgiving betting nuggets from Rob Handicapping college football rivalry games Ohio State at Michigan Line moves when it comes to sharp money vs public money Alabama at Auburn Wisconsin at Minnesota An interesting game that Jay is eyeing on Saturday
Nov 26, 2019
213: Episode 213: NFL Week 12 betting preview with Eliot Crist
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Host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) wants to teach you how to fish so he explains his betting process, starting on Monday and moving through the week. He then welcomes Eliot Crist (@EliotCrist) from The Quant Edge to talk Dallas-New England, San Francisco-Green Bay, and Tampa Bay-Atlanta. Then they get into their "get comfortable being uncomfortable" bet, their 6-point teaser of the week, and they pick a losing bet.
Nov 21, 2019
212: Episode 212: The Good, The Bad, and 6 NFL Nuggets for Week 12
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Host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) brings the fire today in a solo episode where he breaks down: The bad beat of the century Hot or Not (yes, the website from 2002) The Big Mick bet of the week (6-2 on the season!) Another winner from the "picking a loser" segment (3-0-1 on the season!) The ugly from last week (Steelers, Bears, Northwestern/UMASS, Texans, Missouri) A six-piece of NFL knowledge nuggets that you need to hear
Nov 19, 2019
211: Episode 211: College football Week 12 with SI's Max Meyer
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Host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) gives his Big Mick bet of the week (5-2 on the season) and then talks about "renting a movie" with UMASS-Northwestern. Then he welcomes Sports Illustrated's gambling producer Mex Meyer (@TheMaxMeyer) to talk college football Week 11: Community bet of the week (Rutgers - Ohio State) Notre Dame - Navy Ole Miss - LSU Florida - Missouri California - USC
Nov 14, 2019
210: Episode 210: Who wants some picks?! Our best NFL bets with Scott Shapiro
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Episode 210 of The Sharp 600 welcomes Scott Shapiro of BetAmerica, who runs down his favorite football bets of the week. Host Rob Cressy shares his best betting angles for NFL Week 11, including some live underdogs barking at the books this Sunday. Make sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600 and connect with Rob on Twitter @robcressy and share your best bets, bad beats, and what you want to hear on the podcast every week.
Nov 12, 2019
209: Episode 209: College Football Week 11 and College Basketball with Jason Logan
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Host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) starts by talking college football by giving his famous Big Mick bet of the week (5-1 so far on the season) and chatting about the community bet of the week (LSU at Alabama). He then welcomes Covers' Senior Industry Analyst Jason Logan (@CoversJLo) who gives advice on how to handicap college basketball early in the season.
Nov 07, 2019
208: Episode 208: NFL Week 10 with DaRealPapaBear
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Host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) welcomes sports betting consultant DaRealPapaBear (@darealpapabear) to talk all things NFL Week 10: Packers - Panthers Cowboys - Vikings Seahawks - 49ers Uncomfortable bets of the week Pick a losing bet 6-point teasers
Nov 06, 2019
207: Episode 207: Inside Game, the true story of the NBA betting scandal
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Host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) gives us another Big Mick bet of the week which is rolling at 4-1 on the season. He then welcomes movie director Randall Batinkoff (@R_Batinkoff) to discuss his latest film Inside Game: The True Story of the NBA Betting Scandal. The movie tells the story of former NBA referee Tim Donaghy who was convicted of deliberately miscalling NBA games to help bettors. Inside Game hits theaters across the nation on November 1.
Oct 31, 2019
206: Episode 206: NFL Week 9 with BetAmerica's Scott Shapiro
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It's already Week 9 in the NFL! Host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) welcomes BetAmerica's Scott Shapiro (@ScottShap34), to talk Ravens-Patriots, Panthers-Titans, and Giants-Cowboys. They also give their "get comfortable being uncomfortable" pick of the week, their favorite six-point teaser plays, and pick a loser.
Oct 29, 2019
205: Episode 205: Betting the best NFL Week 8 prop odds with Brad Evans
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Prop bets have become a massive market among NFL bettors, feeding into the fantasy football craze. So who better to help The Sharp 600 breakdown the best NFL player props for Week 8 than fantasy expert Brad Evans (@YahooNoise) of Yahoo!Sports. Host Rob Cressy picks Brad's brain about his favorite player props and NFL bets for this Sunday's slate. Subscribe, rate and review the podcast and make sure to reach out to Rob on Twitter @robcressy and share your feedback and favorite bets of the week.
Oct 25, 2019
204: Episode 204: ESPN's Doug Kezirian talks NBA and college football Week 9
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Doug Kezirian (@DougESPN), host of ESPN's Daily Wager, joins host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) where they discuss some general sports betting thoughts and the best ways to bet on the NBA. Then they get into the Week 9 College Football slate and discuss Wisconsin vs Ohio State, LSU vs Auburn, Michigan vs Notre Dame, and give their best bets for the weekend.
Oct 22, 2019
203: Episode 203: College Football Week 8 and NBA preview with Parlay Queen
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Host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) looks at big games from college football Week 8 and gives his Big Mick bet of the week (2-1 so far this season). He then welcomes Monique Vag (@ParlayQueen) for an NBA preview: basketball betting philosophy, MVP bets, Rookie of the Year props, and best bets for season win totals.
Oct 17, 2019
202: Episode 202: NFL Week 7 with BetAmerica analyst Scott Shapiro
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Scott Shapiro (@ScottShap34) joins host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) to talk about the success of road teams and underdogs in the NFL while ahead to Cowboys-Eagles, Colts-Texans, Falcons-Rams. They also give their "get-comfortable-being-uncomfortable" bets and their 6-point teasers.
Oct 15, 2019
201: Episode 201: NFL and College Football picks with Andrew Caley
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Covers senior publishing editor Andrew Caley (@Covers_Caley) joins host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) to talk all things football: The Big Mick bet of the week (2-0 through two weeks), a couple of off-the-rader college games they like, and give their picks on Oklahoma-Texas, LSU-Florida, Houston-Kansas City, Atlanta-Arizona, New Orleans-Jacksonville. They also give their favorite 6-point teasers of the week.
Oct 10, 2019
300: Episode 200: The mindset of sports betting with Ed Miller
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Ed Miller (@EdMillerPoker), author of 10 books including The Logic of Sports Betting and architect of Deck Prism Sports, joins host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) to discuss the opportunities available in prop and derivative markets, the importance of pricing, and what you can do to become a better sports bettor.
Oct 08, 2019
199: Episode 199: BetAmerica analyst Scott Shapiro talks NFL Week 5
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The Sharp 600 gets you ready for a big football weekend. Scott Shapiro (@ScottShap34) joins host Rob Cressy (@robcressy) to talk Packers-Cowboys, Browns-49ers, Buccaneers-Saints, Colts-Chiefs and all things NFL Week 5 while also introducing the "Big Mick" bet of the week.
Oct 03, 2019
198: Episode 198: Betting on MLB Playoffs with professional bettor Steve Merril
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October baseball is here! Host Rob Cressy welcomes professional bettor Steve Merril (@SteveMerril) of Covers Experts and Pro Sports Info to talk about how betting on baseball in the playoffs differs from the regular season, while also discussing the best bets among the long shots and favorites.
Oct 01, 2019
197: Episode 197: College football Week 5 and NFL Week 4 with Matt Perrault
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Host Rob Cressy is joined by Matt Perrault (@sportstalkmatt), co-host of Covering the Number (https://www.covers.com/editorial/podcasts/coveringthenumber) , to answer football questions from listeners and give their best bets and picks for college football Week 5 and NFL Week 4.
Sep 26, 2019
196: Episode 196: Turning $30 into $30K with a 1,001/1 long shot
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How do you win a 1,001/1 long-shot bet in a Formula 1 race? Well, it involves Wikipedia, a plastic bag, and a racer who really wanted to protect his course record.  Host Rob Cressy is joined by Prop Shop podcast host Brandon DuBreuil (@CoversBD) and Mike Poole (@Covers_MP) from Covers Experts to discuss the epic story of the win of a lifetime.
Sep 24, 2019
195: Episode 195: College football Week 3 picks and predictions with Ken Barkley
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College football bettors get another massive slate of games for Week 3, including ranked matchups between Michigan-Wisconsin, Auburn-Texas A&M, and Georgia-Notre Dame. The Sharp 600 host Rob Cressy welcomes Ken Barkley, aka @LockyLockerson on Twitter, to breakdown the matchups and give their favorite picks for the Week 3 odds.
Sep 19, 2019
194: Episode 194: Ravens vs. Chiefs and the best bets for NFL Week 3 with Scott Shapiro
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The Sharp 600 gets you ready for NFL Week 3, including a monster matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs. Host Rob Cressy is joined by NFL analyst Scott Shapiro from Bet America, who gives his insight in this favorite picks for this week's NFL action. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review the podcast. Good luck!
Sep 18, 2019
193: Episode 193: "What's worth a wager in NFL Week 2?" with Da Real Papa Bear
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NFL Week 2 is here and to help you get ready for the second Sunday of pro football action, The Sharp 600 welcomes sports betting consultant "Da Real Papa Bear" to break down his favorite angles for the Week 2 NFL odds. Subscribe, rate and review and be sure to download the new Covers Live App now!
Sep 12, 2019
192: Episode 192: Thursday night NFL picks and betting big games with Zack Cimini
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The Sharp 600 gets you ready for another week of football betting, starting with Thursday Night Football between the Bucs and Panthers. Host Rob Cressy welcomes Covers Experts' Zack Cimini, who breaks down the primetime game as well as the biggest matchups on the college football Week 3 schedule. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review The Sharp 600. Good luck!
Sep 10, 2019
191: Episode 191: College football Week 2 picks and predictions with Si.com's Max Meyer
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College football bettors get another massive slate of games for Week 2, including LSU at Texas and Texas A&M at Clemson. Sharp 600 host Rob Cressy welcomes Max Meyer from SI.com to breakdown the matchups and give their favorite picks for the Week 2 odds.
Sep 05, 2019
190: Episode 190 - Scott Shapiro from BetAmerica talks NFL Week 1
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BetAmerica analyst Scott Shapiro (@ScottShap34) joins host Rob Cressy to talk about the biggest NFL Week 1 games. They also give their moneyline underdog pick, their get-comfortable-being-uncomfortable pick, and their favorite 6-point teasers.
Sep 04, 2019
5000: Bonus Episode - Introducing Prop Shop
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Introducing Prop Shop — a new sports betting podcast from Covers.com that focuses exclusively on the fun and profitable player prop markets. Check out Episode 1 as host Brandon DuBreuil and panelists Andrew Caley and Rohit Ponnaiya break down the NFC North, giving their best bets on season-long player props. Whether you're playing fantasy, DFS, or just betting on the NFL, we're confident you're going to find this podcast useful. Be sure to subscribe to Prop Shop (https://www.covers.com/editorial/podcasts) if you like what you hear as the team has previewed all eight NFL divisions to get you ready for the NFL season.
Sep 01, 2019
189: Episode 189: Cashing in on the college football Week 1 odds with Stanford Steve
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The Sharp 600 gets you ready for the first full week of college football betting, and host Rob Cressy welcomes Stanford Steve (@stanfordsteve82 (https://twitter.com/stanfordsteve82) ) to do the honors. They run down the biggest games on the NCAAF board and give their favorite picks for college football Week 1.
Aug 29, 2019
188: Episode 188 - Jason Logan talks Andrew Luck's retirement and its effect on betting markets
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Andrew Luck's sudden retirement on Saturday evening sent shock waves through the NFL and betting markets. Covers senior industry analyst Jason Logan sits down with host Rob Cressy to discuss the AFC South's division title, Indianapolis' win total, and Jacoby Brissett. And from our friends at Covers Experts, here's an exclusive offer for The Sharp 600 listeners only - get 25% OFF any Covers Experts product when you use promo code SHARP25. Take advantage of this limited time offer, save a little money and follow the pros all the way to the bank. Promo code SHARP25 for 25% OFF any product!
Aug 27, 2019
187: Episode 187: Dave Cokin takes college football bettors to school
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College football is back with an extended Week 1 kickoff. To help you get ready for capping the NCAA football odds, Sharp 600 host Rob Cressy chats with Covers Experts' and famed Las Vegas handicapper Dave Cokin, who talks about his best practices and his favorite picks for the 2019 college football campaign, including Saturday's games: Miami vs. Florida and Arizona at Hawaii. And from our friends at Covers Experts, here's an exclusive offer for The Sharp 600 listeners only - get 25% OFF any Covers Experts product when you use promo code SHARP25. Take advantage of this limited time offer, save a little money and follow the pros all the way to the bank. Promo code SHARP25 for 25% OFF any product!
Aug 22, 2019
186: Episode 186: Tackling NFL team props with Eliot Crist
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With NFL season just around the corner, the Sharp 600 starts sizing up the NFL team props for 2019, including season win totals and division futures. Host Rob Cressy is joined by Eliot Crist, Director of Production and Analytics at TheQuantEdge.com, who gives his process in betting offseason odds and his favorite picks for this upcoming NFL season.
Aug 20, 2019
185: Episode 185: NFL player props and best bets for the upcoming season
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NFL player props are becoming more popular as fantasy and daily fantasy players make their way into the sports betting scene. Host Rob Cressy and guest Brandon DuBreuil of Covers.com discuss why there can be value in player prop markets and give their best bets for season-long player props for the upcoming NFL season.
Aug 16, 2019
184: Episode 184: Hunting for Heisman betting value this college football season
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The Heisman Trophy futures are some of the most popular offseason odds for college football bettors. This episode of The Sharp 600 has host Rob Cressy and Covers senior editor Andrew Caley sizing up the odds to win the Heisman, breaking down the favorites, live long shots, and giving their picks to "strike a pose" this upcoming college football season.
Aug 14, 2019
183: Episode 183: Football betting is back which means NFL preseason prep
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The Sharp 600 is back in time for football season with new host Rob Cressy making his debut. He talks with professional handicapper Steve Merril of Covers Experts about betting on the NFL preseason odds and what tips and tricks he uses to find the best angles and advantages during the exhibition slate. 00:01-3:52: Meet Rob Cressy 3:53-14:41: NFL preseason betting tips with Steve Merril 14:42-15:20: Sign off Follow Rob Cressy on Twitter @robcressy Follow Steve Merril on Twitter @SteveMerril and Covers Experts @Covers_Experts
Aug 08, 2019
177: Episode 182: 2019 Masters Preview
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Rory McIlroy is the 7/1 favorite to don the green jacket after Sunday’s final round at August National, but is he truly worthy of that distinction? Which golfers should you bet on and which should you bet against this weekend? @JoeFortenbaugh talks with Joe Peta, author of Tour Guide Presents: A 2019 Masters Preview, for answers to those questions and more in Episode 182.  CHECK OUT our friends on PropSwap: https://account.propswap.com/buy?ref=nql7 CLICK HERE to claim your free bet up to $500* on DraftKings: https://www.draftkings.com/500-free-bet [0:00-3:02]: The Rundown [3:03-17:18]: 2019 Masters preview with Joe Peta [17:19-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @MagicRatSF Tour Gude Presents: A 2019 Masters Preview: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MFN2JF4/ref=dp_return_2?_encoding=UTF8&n=133140011&s=digital-text
Apr 09, 2019
187: Episode 181: NCAA Finals + "Action"
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We’ve got picks and predictions for Monday night's NCAA championship game showdown between Virginia and Texas Tech, but we’ve also got a tremendous conversation with professional sports bettor Bill Krackomberger, who stars on the new Showtime series, “Action.” What does Krack think of Vegas Dave? Well, there’s only one way to find out. CHECK OUT our friends on PropSwap: https://account.propswap.com/buy?ref=nql7 CLICK HERE to claim your free bet up to $500* on DraftKings: https://www.draftkings.com/500-free-bet [0:00-4:28]: The Rundown + Virginia-Texas Tech pick [4:29-16:07]: “Action” with Bill Krackomberger [16:08-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @BillKrackman
Apr 08, 2019
175: Episode 180: Final Four preview
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Virginia vs. Auburn and Michigan State vs. Texas Tech. Just like we all drew it up, right? @JoeFortenbaugh welcomes professional sports bettor Preston Johnson (“Daily Wager” on ESPNews, M-F, 6-7:00pm eastern) back to The Sharp 600 to share his thoughts on Saturday’s matchups in Minnesota. Sides, totals, you name it, we discuss it. CHECK OUT our friends at PropSwap: https://account.propswap.com/buy?ref=nql7 CLICK HERE to claim your free bet up to $500* on DraftKings: https://www.draftkings.com/500-free-bet [0:00-5:20]: The Rundown + NBA/NCAA picks [5:21-14:38]: Final Four preview with Preston Johnson [14:39-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @SportsCheetah
Apr 05, 2019
185: Episode 179: Early NFL season win totals
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Will the Cleveland Browns cash OVER tickets by winning 10 games for the first time since 2007? In which direction is the sharp action firing on the early NFL win totals. @JoeFortenbaugh visits with Will Bernanke, Lead Analyst for CG Analytics, to discuss those questions and more in Episode 179 of The Sharp 600. CHECK OUT our friends at PropSwap: https://account.propswap.com/buy?ref=nql7 CLICK HERE to claim your free bet up to $500* on DraftKings: https://www.draftkings.com/500-free-bet [0:00-4:09]: The Rundown + NBA pick [4:10-14:00]: NFL win totals with Will Bernanke [14:01-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @TheMoneyLineGuy
Apr 04, 2019
186: Episode 178: Hoops picks + Doug Kezirian
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Here’s how this is going to work: You’re going to hit the “play” button and then @JoeFortenbaugh is going to lay out 4 basketball bets that he likes before jumping into a great conversation with Doug Kezirian, who hosts “Daily Wager” on ESPNews, Monday-Friday from 6-7pm pacific. Sound good? We thought so. CHECK OUT our friends at PropSwap: https://account.propswap.com/buy?ref=nql7 CLICK HERE to claim your free bet up to $500* on DraftKings: https://www.draftkings.com/500-free-bet [0:00-1:43]: The Rundown [1:44-6:38]: Hoops picks [6:39-21:15]: Madness + NBA with Doug Kezirian [21:16-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @DougESPN
Mar 29, 2019
181: Episode 177: Tourney picks & predictions
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Ladies and gentlemen, the Madness has finally arrived! Welcome to The Sharp 600’s tournament picks & predictions episode, which is specifically designed to get you in the right frame of mind for the greatest 3-week stretch of the basketball season. @JoeFortenbaugh talks with bracketologist Brad Evans from Yahoo! Sports for insight on how to attack your office pools, but not before he drops 3 of his favorite opening round selections on you.  CHECK OUT our friends at PropSwap: https://account.propswap.com/buy?ref=nql7 CLICK HERE to claim your free bet up to $500* on DraftKings: https://www.draftkings.com/500-free-bet [0:00-0:59]: The Rundown [1:00-5:04]: Opening round picks! [5:05-24:23]: Bracketology with Brad Evans [24:24-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @YahooNoise
Mar 19, 2019
188: Episode 176: Tourney Time, Part I
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Let’s take a look at the early action that's been flowing in on the first round of this year’s tournament, shall we? Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook Race & Sportsbook Manager Ed Salmons joins @JoeFortenbaugh to talk tourney sleepers, value bets, first-round matchups and whether or not the committee got it right. Oh, and wait until you hear what Ed had to say when asked how many points Zion Williamson is worth to the spread. CHECK OUT our friends at PropSwap: https://account.propswap.com/buy?ref=nql7 CLICK HERE to claim your free bet up to $500* on DraftKings: https://www.draftkings.com/500-free-bet [0:00-2:05]: The Rundown + PropSwap [2:06-9:40]: Tourney Time, Part I with Ed Salmons [9:41-goodbye]: DraftKings + the on-deck circle Guest: @llased
Mar 18, 2019
189: Episode 175: NFL free agency
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How did the Odell Beckham Jr. trade alter Cleveland’s Super Bowl odds? Is Antonio Brown the playmaker capable of putting the Oakland Raiders over the top? Why do the Patriots continue to dominate the NFL without spending big bucks on the open market? For answers to those questions and more, @JoeFortenbaugh visits with John Murray, the Race & Sportsbook Manager at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. CHECK OUT our friends at PropSwap: https://account.propswap.com/buy?ref=nql7 CLICK HERE to claim your free bet up to $500* on DraftKings: https://www.draftkings.com/500-free-bet [0:00-3:14]: The Rundown + Exciting News! [3:15-16:13]: NFL free agency with John Murray [16:14-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @vegasmurray
Mar 15, 2019
187: Episode 174: Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics
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It’s a throwback edition of The Sharp 600 as @JoeFortenbaugh goes guest-free to break down Tuesday night’s marquee NBA showdown between the Golden State Warriors (-8/229.5) and Boston Celtics. Sure, Fortenbaugh likes a side in this game, but you already knew that. What you probably didn’t know was that our host has an angle on one specific quarter in this matchup as well. CLICK HERE to claim your free bet up to $500* on DraftKings: https://www.draftkings.com/500-free-bet [0:00-6:31]: Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics
Mar 05, 2019
179: Episode 173: MLB futures are live!
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World Series odds, season win totals, player props and more have hit the board at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas. @JoeFortenbaugh visits with Randy Blum, Sportsbook Manager at the Westgate to discuss which positions the sharps have already established, the biggest surprises he saw from the early action and more. CLICK HERE to claim your free bet up to $500* on DraftKings: https://www.draftkings.com/500-free-bet [0:00-1:25]: The Rundown [1:26-11:48]: MLB futures with Randy Blum [11:49-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: sportsbookrandy
Feb 27, 2019
180: Episode 172: Daytona 500 preview
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If you ain’t first, you’re last…or something like that. Sunday’s running of the Daytona 500 offers a plethora of wagering opportunities to capitalize upon. With that in mind, @JoeFortenbaugh welcomes Eric Smith (Race Review Online, Covers Experts) to the show to break down "Sunday’s Super Bowl of Racing.” CLICK HERE to claim your free bet up to $500* on DraftKings: https://www.draftkings.com/500-free-bet [0:00-2:10]: The Rundown [2:11-goodbye]: Daytona 500 preview with Eric Smith Guest: @Eric_RaceReview
Feb 14, 2019
182: Episode 171: Super Bowl LIII preview + picks
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The moment of truth has finally arrived: It’s the Rams and the Patriots in Atlanta for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. For a comprehensive look inside the tactics and schematics likely to be deployed by head coaches Bill Belichick and Sean McVay, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to good friend Matt Bowen, who spent 7 years in the NFL as a safety before joining ESPN as an analyst on the hit show, “NFL Matchup.” CLICK HERE to claim your free bet up to $500* on DraftKings: https://www.draftkings.com/500-free-bet [0:00-5:41]: The Rundown + Super Bowl LIII picks [5:42-26:25]: Super Bowl LIII preview with Matt Bowen [26:26-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @MattBowen41
Feb 01, 2019
185: Episode 170: Your Super Bowl prop bet spectacular
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We call it the Royal Rumble of Super Bowl prop bet podcasts. @JoeFortenbaugh + 17 industry insiders laying out their favorite prop bets—as well as their leans on the side and total—for Super Bowl LIII. Ladies and gentlemen, buckle up for the year's wildest episode of The Sharp 600. CLICK HERE to claim your free bet up to $500* at DraftKings: https://www.draftkings.com/500-free-bet [0:00-4:32]: The Rundown + 3 prop bets [4:33-8:25]: Ace Karalis (@Greek_Gambler) [8:26-10:50]: Gill Alexander (@beatingthebook) [10:51-12:47]: Jason McIntyre (@jasonmcintrye) [12:48-14:35]: Mitch Moss (@MitchMossRadio) [14:36-17:37]: Marco D’Angelo (@MarcoInVegas) [17:38-19:08]: Jonathan Von Tobel (@meJVT) [19:09-20:45]: Paul Howard (@paulyhoward) [20:46-22:23]: David Purdum (@DavidPurdum) [22:24-25:29]: Joe Ostrowski (@JoeO670) [25:30-28:04]: Marc Lawrence (@MarcLawrence) [28:05-30:05]: Ben Fawkes (@BFawkesESPN) [30:06-31:48]: Ken Thomson (@kthomson87) [31:49-34:06]: Sam Panayotovich (@spshoot) [34:07-35:57]: Teddy Covers (@teddy_covers) [35:58-39:09]: The Big Puma (@Big_Puma) [39:10-40:55]: Marc Meltzer (@MeltzVegas) [40:56-43:23]: Jason Logan (@CoversJLo) [43:24-goodbye]: The on-deck circle
Jan 31, 2019
176: Episode 169: Super Bowl prop bets, Part I
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On Thursday evening, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook released 440 proposition bets for Super Bowl LIII. Which options saw the most action from the wiseguys in attendance? @JoeFortenbaugh welcomes John Murray, the Sportsbook Manager at the Westgate, for an early action report. CLICK HERE to claim your free bet up to $500* at DraftKings: https://www.draftkings.com/500-free-bet [0:00-10:48]: Super Bowl prop bets with John Murray Guest: @vegasmurray
Jan 25, 2019
174: Episode 168: Super Bowl LIII early action report
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Super Bowl LIII is set as the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams prepare to do battle in Atlanta on February 3\. After posting an advance line of PK/57.5, where did the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook open Super Bowl LIII and what type of early action did the shop encounter? For an early action report on the biggest game of the season, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to Ed Salmons, the head oddsmaker at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. CLICK HERE to claim your free bet up to $500* at DraftKings: https://www.draftkings.com/500-free-bet [0:00-14:18]: Super Bowl LIII early action report with Ed Salmons Guest: @llased
Jan 21, 2019
178: Episode 167: NFC & AFC Championship previews
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Will Jared Goff and the Rams have more success in New Orleans the second time around? Can you trust Andy Reid and the Chiefs to take down Bill Belichick and the Patriots? For answers to these questions and more, @JoeFortenbaugh heads to Atlantic City to talk with VSiN’s Jonathan Von Tobel (Host, “Betting Across America”). CLICK HERE to claim your free bet up to $500* at DraftKings: https://www.draftkings.com/500-free-bet [0:00-2:04]: The Rundown [2:05-17:25]: NOS-LAR & KC-NEP previews w/ Jonathan Von Tobel [17:26-goodbye]: Championship Round picks Guest: @meJVT
Jan 18, 2019
179: Episode 166: Championship Weekend Action Report
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Which positions have the sharps established in the build-up to the AFC and NFC Championship games? @JoeFortenbaugh visits with the Vice President of Risk Management for the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook Jeff Sherman to get an idea of which way the action is flowing. Fortenbaugh and Sherman also discuss Super Bowl LIII advanced lines as well as 2020 Super Bowl futures. CLICK HERE to claim your free bet up to $500* at DraftKings: https://www.draftkings.com/500-free-bet [0:00-13:23]: Championship Weekend Action Report with Jeff Sherman Guest: @golfodds
Jan 16, 2019
183: Episode 165: NFL Divisional Round weekend
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Underdogs went 4-0 during the Wild Card round and have now covered the number in 10 straight playoff games. Should we expect that trend to continue this weekend with the Colts, Cowboys, Chargers and Eagles? @JoeFortenbaugh visits that topic and previews each of the four Divisional Round matchups with professional sports bettor Ace Karalis in this episode of The Sharp 600. Use promo code “COVERS” at MonkeyKnifeFight.com: https://play.monkeyknifefight.com/doubledeposit/?p_source=covers [0:00-1:22]: The Rundown [1:23-2:48]: 6-point teaser play [2:49-4:02]: Monkey Knife Fight [4:03-19:49]: Divisional Round preview with Ace Karalis [19:50-goodbye]: Divisional Round picks Guest: @Greek_Gambler
Jan 11, 2019
180: Episode 164: Wild Card weekend + Alabama-Clemson
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And then…there were only two. It’s Alabama and Clemson for the 2019 National Championship and @JoeFortenbaugh is here to preview Monday night’s showdown at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara with ESPN’s Doug Kezirian, who also offers his thoughts on each of the NFL’s four Wild Card matchups this weekend. Is Jason Garrett primed to win his second career playoff game? Will the Chargers exact revenge for their Week 16 loss to the Ravens? Turn on, tune in, drop out. Use promo code “COVERS” at MonkeyKnifeFight.com: https://play.monkeyknifefight.com/doubledeposit/?p_source=covers [0:00-0:54]: The Rundown [0:55-3:10]: 6-point teaser play [3:11-7:28]: Wild Card weekend picks [7:29-8:41]: Monkey Knife Fight [8:42-22:44]: NFL + CFB with ESPN's Doug Kezirian [22:45-goodbye]: National Championship pick Guest: @DougESPN Check out Doug’s work here: http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/25684320/lebron-james-most-valuable-nba-player-betting-lines-dating-back-days-cleveland
Jan 04, 2019
184: Episode 163: NFL Week 17 + Bowl Season, Part III
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It’s the final episode of the year! Will Alabama and Clemson cover massive point spreads against Oklahoma and Notre Dame, respectively? Is Central Florida headed for a 26th straight win? Will Urban Meyer exit Ohio State a winner in the Rose Bowl? Where can we find value as it pertains to Sunday’s NFL card? @JoeFortenbaugh visits these topics and more with Sam Panayotovich of the Vegas Stats & Information Network and “Chicken Dinner” podcast. Use promo code “COVERS” at MonkeyKnifeFight.com: https://play.monkeyknifefight.com/doubledeposit/?p_source=covers [0:00-0:49]: The Rundown [0:50-2:52]: 6-point teaser play [2:53-4:03]: Monkey Knife Fight [4:04-6:53]: Week 17 picks [6:54-26:01]: NFL + CFB with Sam Panayotovich [26:02-goodbye]: College Football picks Guest: @spshoot
Dec 28, 2018
193: Episode 162: NFL Week 16
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Do the Pittsburgh Steelers have enough gas left in the tank to defeat the Saints in New Orleans one week after upsetting the Patriots? Will the Chiefs maintain control of the top seed in the AFC by defeating the Seahawks in Seattle? If Monday night marks the final time the city of Oakland hosts the Raiders, will the Silver & Black go out on top by sliding past the Broncos? @JoeFortenbaugh and Larry Hartstein from Sportsline and CBS Sports discuss those topics and more in episode 162. Use promo code “COVERS” at MonkeyKnifeFight.com: https://play.monkeyknifefight.com/doubledeposit/?p_source=covers [0:00-0:58]: The Rundown [0:59-2:46]: 6-point teaser play [2:47-4:00]: Monkey Knife Fight [4:01-13:13]: NFL Week 16 with Larry Hartstein [13:14-goodbye]: Week 16 picks Guest: @LarryHartstein
Dec 20, 2018
190: Episode 161: Bowl Season, Part II
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The dogs have been silenced as the start of bowl season has seen the favorites dominate the action through the opening week of play. Will the tables turn as we approach New Year’s Eve? For some insight into how the sharp minds are attacking the next wave of college football’s postseason action, @JoeFortenbaugh welcomes back professional sports bettor Bill Krackomberger (KrackWins.com) to the podcast. Use promo code “COVERS” at MonkeyKnifeFight.com: https://play.monkeyknifefight.com/doubledeposit/?p_source=covers [0:00-1:37]: The Rundown [1:38-2:51]: Monkey Knife Fight [2:52-15:18]: Bowl Season, Part II with Bill Krackomberger [15:19-goodbye]: Picks! Guest: @BillKrackman
Dec 20, 2018
200: Episode 160: NFL Week 15
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Are the Los Angeles Chargers the best team in football after storming into Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday night and shocking the Chiefs? Why are the Colts laying a full 3 points against the red-hot Cowboys? Can Mike Tomlin finally get past Bill Belichick? For the answers to those questions and more, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to good friend Gill Alexander from the Vegas Stats & Information Network and Beating the Book podcast. Use promo code “COVERS” at MonkeyKnifeFight.com: https://play.monkeyknifefight.com/doubledeposit/?p_source=covers [0:00-1:45]: The Rundown [1:46-3:44]: 6-point teaser play [3:45-4:56]: Monkey Knife Fight [4:57-22:42]: NFL Week 15 with Gill Alexander [22:42-goodbye]: Week 15 picks Guest: @beatingthebook
Dec 14, 2018
200: Episode 159: Bowl Season, Part I
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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to one of them most magical times of year. College Football Bowl Season is officially back! With five games on Saturday’s card, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to professional bettor and handicapper Brian Edwards (BrianEdwardsSports.com, VegasInsider.com) for the sides you should be closely monitoring this weekend and beyond. In addition, Edwards drops the scoop on two additional bowl games that he absolutely loves this winter. Use promo code “COVERS” at MonkeyKnifeFight.com: https://play.monkeyknifefight.com/doubledeposit/?p_source=covers [0:00-2:59]: The Rundown + trend to consider [3:00-4:11]: Monkey Knife Fight [4:12-20:11]: Bowl Season, Part I with Brian Edwards [20:12-goodbye]: Picks! Guest: @vegasbedwards
Dec 14, 2018
191: Episode 158: Welcome to Bowl Season!
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Did the College Football Playoff Committee make a mistake by leaving the Georgia Bulldogs out of the Final Four? Will the Texas Longhorns (+11) take advantage of a potentially flat Georgia program in the Allstate Sugar Bowl? Less than one week after the bowl game point spreads hit the board, where has the sharp action surfaced? Westgate SuperBook Director John Murray joins @JoeFortenbaugh for a bowl game primer you can’t afford to miss. Use promo code “COVERS” at MonkeyKnifeFight.com: https://play.monkeyknifefight.com/doubledeposit/?p_source=covers [0:00-1:06]: The Rundown [1:07-2:18]: Monkey Knife Fight [2:31]: Heisman Trophy discussion [4:20]: Army vs. Navy [5:05]: Bowl game point spreads and the process [6:02]: Did the Committee get it right? [7:42]: Clemson vs. Notre Dame [8:43]: Alabama vs. Oklahoma [10:21]: Georgia vs. Texas [11:04]: UCF vs. LSU [11:50]: Ohio State vs. Washington [14:00]: Early sharp action and the biggest moves Guest: @vegasmurray
Dec 07, 2018
197: Episode 157: NFL Week 14
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Is Tom Brady cursed when it comes to playing in Miami? How will the Green Bay Packers perform after the firing of longtime head coach Mike McCarthy? Can Mitchell Trubisky lead the Bears past the NFC’s top-seeded Los Angeles Rams? @JoeFortenbaugh looks for answers to those questions and more with CBS Sports HQ’s Nick Kostos in Episode 157. Use promo code “COVERS” at MonkeyKnifeFight.com: https://play.monkeyknifefight.com/doubledeposit/?p_source=covers [0:00-1:13]: The Rundown [1:14-4:00]: 6-point teaser play [4:01-5:12]: Monkey Knife Fight [7:58-9:05]: Thursday Night Football [5:13-18:52]: NFL Week 14 with Nick Kostos [18:53-goodbye]: Week 14 picks Guest: @TheKostos
Dec 06, 2018
197: Episode 156: CFB Championship Weekend with Chris Andrews
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If you thought what Ohio State did to Michigan last Saturday afternoon was a surprise, imagine waking up at 11:30pm Wednesday night to find out that Baby No. 2 was planning to join the world more than a week early. That’s right, @JoeFortenbaugh is out of action for the next few days due to the birth of his second son, but not before he talked to Chris Andrews (Sportsbook Director at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas) about the upcoming college football championship weekend. Use promo code “COVERS” at MonkeyKnifeFight.com: https://play.monkeyknifefight.com/doubledeposit/?p_source=covers [0:39]: Bookmaker Power Rankings vs. CFB Playoff Rankings [3:20]: Washington vs. Utah [4:12]: Oklahoma vs. Texas [5:11]: HINT, HINT [6:46]: Alabama vs. Georgia [8:43]: Clemson vs. Pittsburgh [9:53]: Ohio State vs. Northwestern [11:41]: Boise State vs. Fresno State 12:36]: Cal vs. Stanford Fortenbaugh's picks: Buffalo -3.5, Texas +8, Georgia +14, Fresno State +2.5, California +3 Guest: @andrewssports
Nov 29, 2018
191: Episode 155: NFL Week 12
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One of the greatest sports betting weekends of the year concludes with Sunday’s NFL slate. Will Hue Jackson get his revenge against the Cleveland Browns? Are the Steelers headed for trouble in Denver? What do we make of all these double-digit favorites? @JoeFortenbaugh turns to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook head oddsmaker Ed Salmons for the scoop. Use promo code “COVERS” at MonkeyKnifeFight.com: https://play.monkeyknifefight.com/doubledeposit/?p_source=covers [0:00-1:15]: The Rundown [1:16-3:30]: 6-point teaser play [3:31-4:40]: Monkey Knife Fight [4:41-15:13]: NFL Week 12 with Ed Salmons [15:14-goodbye]: Week 12 picks Guest: Ed Salmons, head oddsmaker for the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook
Nov 20, 2018
198: Episode 154: College Football Week 14
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For several programs around the country, the moment of truth has arrived. Will Mike Leach finally find his way past in-state rival Chris Petersen and the Washington Huskies? Is Jim Harbaugh headed for his first career coaching victory over Ohio State, or is -4 too much to lay on the road with the Wolverines? Will West Virginia rebound off of last week’s brutal upset loss at Oklahoma State? For an in-depth dive into these games and more, @JoeFortenbaugh welcomes ESPN College GameDay’s Chris “The Bear” Fallica. Use promo code “COVERS” at MonkeyKnifeFight.com: https://play.monkeyknifefight.com/doubledeposit/?p_source=covers [0:00-1:16]: The Rundown [1:17-3:27]: UPSET ALERT! [3:28-4:43]: Monkey Knife Fight [4:44-18:26]: College Football Week 13 with Chris “The Bear” Fallica [18:27-goodbye]: Week 13 picks Guest: @chrisfallica
Nov 20, 2018
196: Episode 153: Rams/Chiefs + Turkey Day picks
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Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! For those of you who plan on firing early and often this holiday week, let @JoeFortenbaugh and professional sports bettor and handicapper Ace Karalis take you through the slate game by game, with Ace sprinkling in a few college football plays for good measure.  Use promo code “COVERS” at MonkeyKnifeFight.com: https://play.monkeyknifefight.com/doubledeposit/?p_source=covers [0:00-1:08]: The Rundown [1:09-4:42]: Rams/Chiefs preview and pick [4:43-5:54]: Monkey Knife Fight [5:55-21:07]: MNF + Turkey Day preview with Ace Karalis [21:08-goodbye]: Turkey Day picks Guest: @Greek_Gambler
Nov 19, 2018
202: Episode 152: NFL Week 11
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Will Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears (-2.5) rise to the occasion on Sunday night against the Minnesota Vikings? Will Rams-Chiefs close with the highest total in NFL history? If so, is there value to be had in betting the under? Week 11 offers a plethora of storylines, so @JoeFortenbaugh turns to good friend and 2011 Westgate SuperContest Champion Brady Kannon for some insight into navigating the NFL card. Use promo code “COVERS” at MonkeyKnifeFight.com: https://play.monkeyknifefight.com/doubledeposit/?p_source=covers [0:00-1:14]: The Rundown [1:15-3:24]: 6-point teaser play [3:25-4:37]: Monkey Knife Fight [4:38-22:27]: NFL Week 11 with Brady Kannon [22:28-goodbye]: Week 11 picks Guest: @lasvegasgolfer (https://www.facebook.com/lvteetimes/)
Nov 16, 2018
201: Episode 151: College Football Week 12
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The marquee matchups are few and far between this weekend, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make some money exploiting a few key spots on Saturday’s card. For some insight on how best to attack the schedule, @JoeFortenbaugh talks with Jonathan Von Tobel of the Vegas Stats & Information Network (SiriusXM 204). In addition, Fortenbaugh discusses the return of “The Mother Of All Spots,” which takes place Thursday night in Seattle. Use promo code “COVERS” at MonkeyKnifeFight.com: https://play.monkeyknifefight.com/doubledeposit/?p_source=covers [0:00-0:52]: The Rundown [0:53-3:15]: Thursday Night Football pick [3:16-4:59]: UPSET ALERT! [5:00-6:13]: Monkey Knife Fight [6:14-24:41]: College Football Week 12 with Jonathan Von Tobel [24:42-goobye]: Week 12 picks Guest: @meJVT (“Betting Across America” on VSiN)
Nov 15, 2018
199: Episode 150: NFL Week 10
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After the sportsbooks got hammered in Week 9, will Vegas bookmakers respond by making subtle adjustments to their Week 10 point spreads? Are the Saints, Rams and Chargers laying too many points? @JoeFortenbaugh and professional handicapper and sports bettor Marco D’Angelo (WagerTalk.com) discuss these questions and more in Episode 150\. Fortenbaugh opens the show looking to go 8-2 with his 6-point teaser plays and brings down the curtain with four Week 10 sides. Use promo code “COVERS” at MonkeyKnifeFight.com: https://play.monkeyknifefight.com/doubledeposit/?p_source=covers [0:00-0:41]: The Rundown [0:42-2:54]: 6-point teaser play [2:55-4:07]: Monkey Knife Fight [4:08-15:12]: NFL Week 10 with Marco D’Angelo [15:13-goodbye]: Week 10 picks Guest: @MarcoInVegas
Nov 09, 2018
196: Episode 149: College Football Week 11
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The big question on everybody’s mind is whether or not Alabama will fall victim to the dreaded “letdown spot” this Saturday as 24-point favorites against Mississippi State. For a look behind the sportsbook counter to find out what the sharps and pubic have been betting this week, @JoeFortenbaugh talks with Jason Simbal, Vice President of Risk for CG Technology in Las Vegas. Fortenbaugh closes the show looking to build on a two-week run in which the podcast has gone 9-1 against the spread. Use promo code “COVERS” at MonkeyKnifeFight.com: https://play.monkeyknifefight.com/doubledeposit/?p_source=covers [0:00-0:54]: The Rundown [0:55-3:26]: UPSET ALERT! [3:27-4:36]: Monkey Knife Fight [4:37-16:07]: College Football Week 11 with Jason Simbal [16:08-goodbye]: Week 11 picks Guest: @jsimbal
Nov 08, 2018
197: Episode 148: Football Knowledge Bomb
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Even though the Saints defeated the Rams in The Big Easy this past Sunday, is New Orleans worthy of being listed ahead of Los Angeles in the Las Vegas power rankings? Is there value to be had in betting 6-point teasers? Should you pay attention to betting trends or are they considered somewhat useless? What would the line be if Alabama were to meet Clemson in the National Championship game and what is Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa worth to the point spread? For answers to those questions and more, @JoeFortenbaugh visits with Sportsbook Director of the Westgate SuperBook John Murray. Use promo code “COVERS” at MonkeyKnifeFight.com: https://play.monkeyknifefight.com/doubledeposit/?p_source=covers [0:00-1:25]: The Rundown [1:26-4:48]: London Calling [4:49-6:00]: Monkey Knife Fight [6:01-22:08]: Football Knowledge Bomb with John Murray [22:09-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @vegasmurray
Nov 07, 2018
192: Episode 147: NFL Week 9
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Saints-Rams, Patriots-Packers, Seahawks-Chargers. No matter how you slice it, Week 9 in the NFL is going to create a serious ripple effect for the rest of the season. To break down the biggest games on the card as well as unearth some under-the-radar gems, @JoeFortenbaugh welcomes Sean Pendergast from SportsRadio 610 in Houston to the podcast. Free Breeders’ Cup wager guide from xpressbet.com: https://www.xpressbet.com/breeders-cup-wager-guide [0:00-1:06]: The Rundown [1:07-4:02]: 6-point teaser play [4:03-22:43]: NFL Week 9 with Sean Pendergast [22:44-goodbye]: Week 9 picks Guest: @SeanTPendergast (HoustonPress.com, SportsRadio 610, Houston Texans pre & post-game host)
Nov 02, 2018
195: Episode 146: College Football Week 10
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Fresh off their respective bye weeks, top-ranked Alabama (-14.5) and #3 LSU get set to do battle in Baton Rouge Saturday night. But for as much excitement as this showdown brings to the table, is their any value to be had on either the Crimson Tide or Tigers? For an in-depth look into Bama-LSU as well as the other marquee matchups on the Week 10 card, @JoeFortenbaugh speaks with ESPN’s Preston Johnson (FantasyGuruElite.com). [0:00-0:56]: The Rundown [0:57-3:05]: UPSET ALERT! [3:06-16:40]: College Football Week 10 with Preston Johnson [16:41-goodbye]: Week 10 picks Guest: @SportsCheetah
Nov 01, 2018
194: Episode 145: NFL Week 8
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Will the Saints exact revenge against the Vikings for last January’s “Minnesota Miracle?” Is it wise to lay double digits with the Rams and Chiefs? And how will the Eagles respond against the Jaguars after blowing a 17-0 fourth quarter lead last Sunday against the Panthers? For answers to those questions as well as insight into some of the sharper plays on the Week 8 card, @JoeFortenbaugh talks with professional bettor Bill Krackomberger. [0:00-1:02]: The Rundown [1:03-3:23]: 6-point teaser play [3:24-20:59]: NFL Week 8 with Bill Krackomberger [21:00-goodbye]: Week 8 picks Guest: @BillKrackman
Oct 26, 2018
195: Episode 144: College Football Week 9
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The "World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” between two of the AP’s top-10 teams in Georgia and Florida headlines college football’s Week 9 card. But the big question, as always, is would you rather lay the lumber with the Bulldogs or take the points with the Gators? For insight into that question as well as how to approach the rest of the Week 9 slate, @JoeFortenbaugh heads to Las Vegas to talk with good friend Teddy Covers. [0:00-1:04]: The Rundown [1:05-3:25]: UPSET ALERT! [3:26-14:41]: College Football Week 9 with Teddy Covers [14:42-goodbye]: Week 9 picks Guest: @Teddy_Covers
Oct 26, 2018
193: Episode 143: Your 2018 World Series primer
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The money has been flowing in early and often on one of the two World Series participants, but is it the right side to play? @JoeFortenbaugh visits with professional sports bettor Jason Weingarten for an in-depth primer on the 2018 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers. [0:00-1:05]: The Rundown [1:06-16:22]: World Series betting primer with Jason Weingarten [16:23-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @spreadapedia
Oct 22, 2018
204: Episode 142: NFL Week 7
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After what Tom Brady did to the previously unbeaten Chiefs at Gillette Stadium last Sunday, combined with how Brock Osweiler gashed Chicago’s defense just a few hours earlier, how many Vegas tourists are set to bet on New England (-3) this weekend? Be extremely careful with that wager, says @JoeFortenbaugh, who looks for value within the Week 7 card with Rufus Peabody from Massey-Peabody Analytics and the “Bet the Process” podcast. [0:00-1:01]: The Rundown [1:02-2:46]: 6-point teaser play [2:47-12:59]: NFL Week 7 with Rufus Peabody [13:00-goodbye]: Week 7 picks Guest: @RufusPeabody
Oct 19, 2018
210: Episode 141: College Football Week 8
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Letdown spots abound this weekend for LSU, Oregon and Michigan State, to name a few. But will Mississippi State, Washington State and Michigan be able to capitalize on their opportunities? For a deep dive into those three games as well as a look at some other tasty spots on the Week 8 card, @JoeFortenbaugh speaks with ESPN’s Stanford Steve Coughlin (SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt, “Stanford Steve & The Bear” podcast). [0:00-1:02]: The Rundown [1:03-2:33]: UPSET ALERT! [2:34-16:02]: College Football Week 8 with Stanford Steve [16:03-goodbye]: Week 8 picks Guest: @StanfordSteve82
Oct 18, 2018
209: Episode 140: Your 2018-2019 NBA betting preview
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Which NBA futures are the most popular amongst the sharp bettors in Las Vegas? Are LeBron and the Lakers poised to make a serious run at the Golden State Warriors? Which dark horse franchises could emerge to spoil the party in both the Eastern and Western Conferences? Race & Sportsbook Manager from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook Ed Salmons joins @JoeFortenbaugh to talk about all that and more in our 2018-2019 NBA betting preview. [0:00-1:22]: The Rundown [1:23-11:20]: 2018-2019 NBA betting preview with Ed Salmons [11:21-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: Ed Salmons, Race & Sportsbook Manager at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook
Oct 15, 2018
212: Episode 139: NFL Week 6
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Pat “The Patomic Bomb” Mahomes and the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs travel to New England to face Tom Brady and the Patriots in a Sunday Night Football showdown that highlights a Week 6 card featuring 10 games with point spreads of 3.5 or less. In an effort to better navigate the gambling waters, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to sports bettor, handicapper and old friend Rob Pizzola for the scoop. [0:00-0:45]: The Rundown [0:46-2:15]: 6-point teaser play [2:16-12:50]: NFL Week 6 with Rob Pizzola [12:51-goodbye]: Week 6 picks Guest: @robpizzola
Oct 12, 2018
205: Episode 138: College Football Week 7
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Washington at Oregon and Georgia at LSU headline a Week 7 college football slate that is ripe for the picking. But which direction should bettors be looking in order to turn a profit? @JoeFortenbaugh talks with Westgate SuperBook sportsbook manager John Murray for all the latest sharp moves Sin City has to offer. [0:00-0:59]: The Rundown [1:00-2:18]: UPSET ALERT! [2:19-10:05]: College Football Week 7 with John Murray [10:06-goodbye]: Week 7 picks Guest: @vegasmurray
Oct 12, 2018
207: Episode 137: NFL Week 5
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What’s the most enticing 6-point teaser play of the weekend? In the battle for AFC supremacy between the best offense in Kansas City and top defense in Jacksonville, who will emerge with bragging rights? For an in-depth look into the Week 5 card, @JoeFortenbaugh talks with Brandon Tierney from CBS Radio about the best plays of the weekend and what life is like covering sports betting at a major network in this post-PASPA era. [0:00-1:09]: The Rundown [1:10-3:34]: 6-point teaser play [3:35-20:56]: NFL Week 5 with Brandon Tierney [20:57-goodbye]: Week 5 picks Guest: @BrandonTierney Catch BT with Tiki Barber on CBS Radio Monday-Friday 3-6pm eastern, noon-3pm pacific.
Oct 05, 2018
206: Episode 136: College Football Week 6
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A new approach to betting Alabama Crimson Tide games has emerged and, so far, it has proven to be quite profitable. For more on that angle as well as a look at some of the weekend’s biggest and most valuable matchups, @JoeFortenbaugh welcomes back handicapper and pro sports bettor Brian Edwards (VegasInsider.com) to The Sharp 600. [0:00-1:00]: The Rundown [1:01-2:37]: UPSET ALERT! [2:38-15:27]: College Football Week 6 with Brian Edwards [15:28-goodbye]: Week 6 picks Guest: @vegasbedwards
Oct 05, 2018
215: Episode 135: MLB postseason primer
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Is there any chance the underdog stories in Oakland or Atlanta conclude with a World Series title? Will the Milwaukee Brewers upset the established order and stun the baseball world? Which clubs should we buy and which should we sell when it comes to the 2018 MLB playoffs? Gill Alexander (VSiN, Beating the Book podcast) delivers the goods with host @JoeFortenbaugh. [0:00-1:47]: The Rundown [1:48-25:57]: 2018 MLB playoffs with Gill Alexander [25:58-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @beatingthebook
Oct 02, 2018
214: Episode 134: NFL Week 4
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After a 3-1 week (8-4 on the season), @JoeFortenbaugh looks to keep it cooking with Jason McIntyre from TheBigLead.com and FS1\. Are you willing to back home dogs in the Giants and Broncos? Will the Raiders and Jon Gruden finally get right against the Cleveland Browns? Those questions, picks, teasers and more as we get set for the final weekend in September. Get your sign up bonus at Xpressbet.com here: https://www.xpressbet.com/Covers?butm_campaign=BREEDERS18&utm_source=Covers&utm_medium=Editorial&utm_content=TheSharp600 [0:00-1:06]: The Rundown [1:07-3:08]: 6-point teaser play [3:09-4:52]: The ponies are back at Santa Anita! [4:53-26:33]: NFL Week 4 with Jason McIntyre [26:34-goodbye]: Week 4 picks Guest: @jasonrmcintyre
Sep 28, 2018
209: Episode 133: College Football Week 5
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Penn State-Ohio State, Notre Dame-Stanford and Trevor Lawrence vs. Eric Dungey highlight a Week 5 card that is ripe for the picking. @JoeFortenbaugh looks to go 3-1 with his UPSET ALERT before a much-anticipated conversation with Bleacher Report’s Adam Kramer, who discusses one of college football’s greatest traditions. As usual, Fortenbaugh looks to bring down the curtain in style with four picks. [0:00-1:07]: The Rundown [1:08-3:19]: UPSET ALERT! [3:20-22:05]: College Football Week 5 with Adam Kramer [22:06-goodbye]: Week 5 picks Guest: @KegsnEggs
Sep 27, 2018
213: Episode 132: ESPN's Doug Kezirian
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After an update on Thursday night’s “Mother Of All Spots” situation involving the Rams and Vikings, @JoeFortenbaugh welcomes ESPN’s Doug Kezirian for a candid interview on his role at the Worldwide Leader, the direction major networks are taking with their sports betting coverage and whether or not this Alabama program has a worthy adversary.  Check out BetQL here: https://betql.co/ [0:00-1:10]: The Rundown [1:11-3:38]: Is Thursday night still The Mother Of All Spots? [3:39-36:20]: ESPN’s Doug Kezirian [36:21-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @DougESPN
Sep 25, 2018
209: Episode 131: NFL Week 3
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Are Patrick Mahomes and the red-hot Kansas City Chiefs headed for a wake-up call against Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers? Is it a smart idea to lay a touchdown on the road…even if the squad you’re backing is the New England Patriots? For a complete breakdown of the Week 3 card along with plenty of picks and teaser suggestions, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to Nick Kostos of CBS Sports for the scoop. Check out BetQL here: https://betql.co/ [0:00-1:04]: The Rundown [1:05-3:04]: 6-point teaser play [3:05-20:08]: NFL Week 3 preview with Nick Kostos [20:09-goodbye]: Week 3 picks Guest: @TheKostos
Sep 21, 2018
206: Episode 130: College Football Week 4
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It’s a jam-packed installment of The Sharp 600 as @JoeFortenbaugh heads to Las Vegas to speak with South Point sportsbook director Chris Andrews about a variety of topics ranging from Thursday night’s NFL and college football action report, the FanDuel sportsbook controversy in New Jersey and, of course, this weekend’s college football card. Check out BetQL here: https://betql.co/ [0:00-1:02]: The Rundown [1:03-2:29]: UPSET ALERT! [2:30-4:34]: Thursday night action with Chris Andrews [4:35-9:40]: FanDuel controversy with Chris Andrews [9:41-21:30]: College Football Week 4 with Chris Andrews [21:31-goodbye]: Week 4 picks Guest: @andrewssports
Sep 20, 2018
218: Episode 129: NFL + CFB with Jimmy Vaccaro
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How many games does it take to properly evaluate a professional football team? Do the same rules apply for college football? What should we make of Kansas City’s incendiary start and who are the worst teams in the NFL? For a deep dive into these questions and more, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to 40+ year Las Vegas bookmaker Jimmy Vaccaro for the inside scoop. Check out BetQL here: https://betql.co/ [0:00-0:58]: The Rundown [0:59-3:37]: The “Mother of All Spots” [3:38-14:35]: NFL + CFB with Jimmy Vaccaro [14:36-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @JimmyVaccaro
Sep 18, 2018
216: Episode 128: NFL Week 2
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After a 4-1 week that included a successful 6-point teaser, @JoeFortenbaugh is taking a very cautious approach with the Week 2 card. Can we trust everything we saw in Week 1 or are we putting too much stock in a very small sample size? For help sorting through the 16-game slate, Fortenbaugh turns to CBS Sports Senior NFL Writer Will Brinson (Pick Six Podcast) for the goods. Check out BetQL here: https://betql.co/ [0:00-1:03]: The Rundown [1:04-3:22]: 6-point teaser play [3:23-22:43]: NFL Week 2 preview with Will Brinson [22:44-goodbye]: Week 2 picks Guest: @WillBrinson
Sep 14, 2018
208: Episode 127: CFB Week 3 + GGG-Canelo II
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It’s a doubleheader installment of The Sharp 600 as professional gambler Bill Krackomberger joins @JoeFortenbaugh from Las Vegas to preview this week’s college football card as well as the rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez. Can we trust the judges this time around?  Check out BetQL here: https://betql.co/ [0:00-1:35]: The Rundown [1:36-3:18]: UPSET ALERT! [3:19-17:10]: CFB Week 3 with Bill Krackomberger [17:11-21:23]: GGG-Canelo II with Bill Krackomberger [21:24-goodbye]: Week 3 picks Guest: @BillKrackman
Sep 13, 2018
211: Episode 126: Looking through the smoke with Ed Salmons
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Before one can enjoy any success predicting the future, we must first look to the past to determine what is real and what could be deceiving. For an in-depth analysis on how best to analyze Week 1 of the NFL and Week 2 of the college football season, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to Westgate SuperBook Race & Sportsbook Manager Ed Salmons, who sprinkles in a few picks along the way. Check out BetQL here: https://betql.co/ [0:00-1:31]: The Rundown [1:32-6:14]: 7 angles to watch [6:15-26:41]: What to believe and what to ignore [26:42-goodbye]: Pick + the on-deck circle Guest: Ed Salmons, Westgate SuperBook
Sep 10, 2018
219: Episode 125: NFL Week 1
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Buckle up, because this installment of the podcast is a monster. @JoeFortenbaugh goes back to his early Vegas roots courtesy of a visit from professional sports bettor and handicapper Ace Karalis, who pulls back the curtain on the gambling industry before launching into his Week 1 analysis. Fortenbaugh opens the show with a popular 6-point teaser play and closes the pod with four plays he likes for Week 1. Download BetQL here: https://betql.co/ [0:00-1:07]: The Rundown [1:08-4:01]: 6-point teaser play [4:02-15:59]: Knowledge bomb from Ace Karalis [16:00-34:20]: NFL Week 1 preview with Ace Karalis [34:21-goodbye]: Week 1 picks Guest: @Greek_Gambler
Sep 07, 2018
217: Episode 124: College Football Week 2
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If @JoeFortenbaugh has his way, the underdogs will be barking early and often this Saturday (hint, hint: take a look at the spot in the Alabama-Arkansas State game). For a second opinion, Fortenbaugh turns to Marc Lawrence (Playbook.com, SportsData.com) for what to make of the Week 2 college football card as well as how to approach Week 1 losers like Michigan and Washington. Check out BetQL here: https://betql.co/ [0:00-1:24]: The Rundown [1:25-3:39]: UPSET ALERT! [3:40-12:39]: CFB Week 2 preview with Marc Lawrence [12:40-goodbye]: Week 2 picks Guest: @MarcLawrence
Sep 06, 2018
203: Episode 123: College Football Week 1
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College football is back in our lives and @JoeFortenbaugh is coming out firing with a big-time trend, four picks and an interview with Ken Thomson, who drops some serious knowledge regarding how your should attack this weekend’s slate of action. Take a deep breath and buckle up because the next few months are going to be intense. Download BetQL here: https://betql.co/ [0:00-0:58]: The Rundown [0:59-3:58]: Does this trend spell doom? [3:59-13:58]: CFB Week 1 preview with Ken Thomson [13:59-goodbye]: Week 1 picks Guest: @KenThomson87
Aug 31, 2018
221: Episode 122: 2018 College football primer
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Sleepers, value picks, overrated land mines and intriguing scheduling spots. You want ‘em, we got ‘em. Welcome to the first college football episode of the season, where @JoeFortenbaugh and Brian Edwards (BrianEdwardsSports.com) preview the Power 5 conferences before Brian lays out some of his favorite futures plays of the season. Check out BetQL here: https://betql.co/ [0:00-2:01]: The Rundown [2:02-19:17]: College football primer with Brian Edwards [19:18-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @vegasbedwards (VegasInsider.com)
Aug 27, 2018
231: Episode 121: Should sportsbooks be allowed to ban bettors simply for winning?
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Card counting isn’t illegal, but Vegas casinos will prohibit you from playing if they determine you are employing the practice. In that same vein, should sportsbooks be permitted to ban bettors simply for winning? That’s the raging debate at the moment according to David Purdum of ESPN, who joins @JoeFortenbaugh to discuss his article, “Won and done? Sportsbooks banning the smart money.”  Download the BetQL app here: https://betql.co/ Read David’s article: http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/24425026/gambling-bookmakers-growing-us-legal-betting-market-allowed-ban-bettors [0:00-2:21]: The Rundown [2:22-23:19]: Interview with David Purdum of ESPN [23:20-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @DavidPurdum
Aug 21, 2018
235: Episode 120: NFC South preview
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Our 2018 NFL Divisional previews conclude today with @JoeFortenbaugh and Mitch Moss (VSiN, SiriusXM 204) diving deep into the NFC South. The Falcons, Saints and Panthers all find themselves facing lofty expectations, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers look to finally bust loose under former top draft pick Jameis Winston. So the big question is as follows: Where, exactly, can we make some money? Download the BetQL app here: https://betql.co/ [0:00-0:48]: The Rundown [0:49-2:54]: NFC South lean [2:55-19:05]: NFC South preview with Mitch Moss [19:06-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @MitchMossRadio NFC SOUTH WIN TOTALS, COURTESY OF THE WESTGATE SUPERBOOK New Orleans Saints: 9.5 (Over: -140, Under: +120) Atlanta Falcons: 9.5 (Over: EVEN, Under: -120) Carolina Panthers: 9.0 (Over: +120, Under: -140) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 6.5 (Over: +110, Under: -130)
Aug 20, 2018
230: Episode 119: AFC South preview
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The Jacksonville Jaguars busted loose for 10 wins and a trip to the AFC Championship game last season, but is Doug Marrone’s crew ripe for a regression in 2018? What do we make of returning injured quarterbacks DeShaun Watson in Houston and Andrew Luck in Indianapolis? And how will the first year of the Mike Vrabel experience play out in Tennessee? @JoeFortenbaugh visits with old friend Pauly Howard (VSiN) to figure out where the value lies in the AFC South. Check out our friends at BetQL: https://betql.co/ [0:00-1:22]: The Rundown [1:23-2:26]: AFC South lean [2:27-14:53]: AFC South preview with Pauly Howard [14:54-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @paulyhoward (co-host of “Follow the Money” on VSiN) AFC SOUTH WIN TOTALS, COURTESY OF THE WESTGATE SUPERBOOK Jacksonville Jaguars: 9.0 (Over: -130, Under: +110) Houston Texans: 8.5 (Over: -160, Under: +140) Tennessee Titans: 8.0 (Over: -130, Under: +110) Indianapolis Colts: 7.0 (Over: -110, Under: -110)
Aug 16, 2018
223: Episode 118: AFC West preview
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Are the Oakland Raiders still a hot commodity in the city of Las Vegas despite last season’s 6-10 campaign? Can the Chargers finally get out of their own way and take advantage of one of the most talented rosters in the league? Is Patrick Mahomes capable of protecting the football like Alex Smith, or will an uptick in turnovers lead to Kansas City’s demise? And what do we make of Case Keenum and the Broncos? Ed Salmons, Manager of the Race & Sports Book at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas, joins @JoeFortenbaugh to answer those questions and more. Get sharp with BetQL: https://betql.co/ [0:00-1:33]: The Rundown [1:34-2:50]: AFC West lean [2:51-13:04]: AFC West preview with Ed Salmons [13:05-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: Ed Salmons, Race & Sports Book Manager, Westgate SuperBook AFC WEST WIN TOTALS, COURTESY OF THE WESTGATE SUPERBOOK Los Angeles Chargers: 9.5 (Over: EVEN, Under: -120) Kansas City Chiefs: 8.5 (Over: -120, Under: EVEN) Oakland Raiders: 8.0 (Over: -110, Under: -110) Denver Broncos: 7.0 (Over: -140, Under: +120)
Aug 13, 2018
225: Episode 117: PGA Championship primer
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At 25/1, Tiger Woods is going to draw a plethora of attention this week at the PGA Championship, but is his current form worth the price of admission? Should you avoid Dustin Johnson at 9/1 because of a lack of value? And which, if any, golfers should find themselves in your crosshairs in preparation for Thursday’s first round? The great Joe Peta (author of “Trading Bases”) joins @JoeFortenbaugh for a golf roundtable prior to the final Major Championship of the season. [0:00-1:53]: The Rundown [1:54-14:39]: PGA Championship primer with Joe Peta [14:40-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @MagicRatSF
Aug 07, 2018
234: Episode 116: NFC West preview
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The tide is turning in the NFC West, where the Seattle Seahawks are coming off their first non-double-digit winning season since 2011, while the Rams and Niners continue to climb the ladder toward a Super Bowl appearance. To make sense of it all and to figure out how best to bet this division in 2018, Ed Feng (ThePowerRank.com) makes his return to The Sharp 600. Check out BetQL: https://betql.co/ [0:00-1:11]: The Rundown [1:12-3:13]: NFC West lean [3:14-14:04]: NFC West preview with Ed Feng [14:05-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @thepowerrank NFC WEST WIN TOTALS, COURTESY OF THE WESTGATE SUPERBOOK Los Angeles Rams: 10 (Over: EVEN, Under: -120) San Francisco 49ers: 8.5 (Over: +120, Under: -140) Seattle Seahawks: 8.0 (Over: +130, Under: -150) Arizona Cardinals: 6.0 (Over: +105, Under: -125)
Aug 06, 2018
233: Episode 115: NFC East preview
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Warren Sharp (SharpFootballAnalysis.com) returns for Part II of his conversation with @JoeFortenbaugh, as the duo shifts gears in order to discuss the 2018 outlook for the NFC East. Could the Eagles become the first team since the Patriots to repeat as Super Bowl champions? Will the Redskins take a step forward or a step back in the transition from Kirk Cousins to Alex Smith? Answers to those questions and more await in episode 115! Check out Warren’s 2018 Football Preview here: https://www.amazon.com/Warren-Sharps-2018-Football-Preview/dp/1721539034/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1533229293&sr=8-1&keywords=warren+sharp+2018+football+preview [0:00-0:40]: The Rundown [0:41-2:34]: NFC East lean [2:35-17:25]: NFC East preview with Warren Sharp [17:26-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @SharpFootball NFC EAST WIN TOTALS, COURTESY OF THE WESTGATE SUPERBOOK Philadelphia Eagles: 10.5 (Over: +110, Under: -130) Dallas Cowboys: 8.5 (Over: -120, Under: EVEN) New York Giants: 7.0 (Over: -135, Under: +115) Washington Redskins: 7.0 (Over: EVEN, Under: -120)
Aug 02, 2018
226: Episode 114: AFC East preview
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The New England Patriots have laid claim to the AFC East crown for nine straight seasons as well as 14 of the last 15 years. However, with quarterback Tom Brady now on the wrong side of 40, is 2018 the year in which New England’s stranglehold on the division finally comes to an end? To answer that and more, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to the innovative Warren Sharp (SharpFootballAnalysis.com) for the rundown on the AFC East’s 2018 win totals. Check out Warren Sharp’s 2018 Football Preview here: https://www.amazon.com/Warren-Sharps-2018-Football-Preview/dp/1721539034/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1533151801&sr=8-1&keywords=warren+sharp+2018+football+preview [0:00-0:42]: The Rundown [0:43-3:04]: AFC East lean [3:05-16:14]: AFC East preview with Warren Sharp [16:15-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @SharpFootball AFC EAST WIN TOTALS, COURTESY OF THE WESTGATE SUPERBOOK New England Patriots: 11 (Over: -160, Under: +140) Miami Dolphins: 6.5 (Over: -130, Under: +110) New York Jets: 6.0 (Over: +105, Under: -125) Buffalo Bills: 6.0 (Over: +120, Under: -140)
Aug 01, 2018
232: Episode 113: NFC North preview
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New head coaches in Chicago and Detroit, a new quarterback in Minnesota and a new defensive coordinator in Green Bay makes for a series of fascinating storylines entering the 2018 season for the NFC North. To make sense of it all, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to Joe Ostrowski (670 The Score, VSiN) for the best approach in attacking each team’s win total. Check out: BetQL.co (search “Bet QL” in the app store) [0:00-1:00]: The Rundown [1:01-3:22]: NFC North lean [3:23-19:45]: NFC North preview with Joe Ostrowski [19:45-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @JoeO670 NFC NORTH WIN TOTALS, COURTESY OF THE WESTGATE SUPERBOOK Green Bay Packers: 10 (Over: EVEN, Under: -120) Minnesota Vikings: 10 (Over: EVEN, Under: -120) Detroit Lions: 7.5 (Over: -130, Under: +110) Chicago Bears: 6.5 (Over: -150, Under: +130)
Jul 31, 2018
227: Episode 112: AFC North preview
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Say goodbye to vacation now that football handicapping season has arrived! @JoeFortenbaugh is back in the saddle and welcomes professional handicapper Marco D’Angelo (WagerTalk.com) to the show to preview the AFC North. Are the Browns for real for the first time in years? Will the Steelers continue their divisional dominance? How short is Joe Flacco’s leash in Baltimore? Let’s get down to business! [0:00-1:21]: The Rundown [1:22-2:11]: AFC North lean [2:12-19:42]: AFC North preview with Marco D’Angelo [19:43-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @MarcoInVegas AFC North win totals, courtesy of the Westgate SuperBook Pittsburgh Steelers: 10.5 (Over +105, Under -125) Baltimore Ravens: 8.0 (Over -140, Under +120) Cincinnati Bengals: 6.5 (Over -135, Under +115) Cleveland Browns: 5.5 (Over -155, Under +135)
Jul 30, 2018
229: Episode 111: Baseball at the break
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Which teams are set to soar and which are poised to crash and burn during the second half of the Major League Baseball season? @JoeFortenbaugh visits with Gill Alexander (VSiN, Beating the Book podcast) to recap a wild first half of baseball as well as analyze whether or not Fortenbaugh is on to something with a specific futures bet. [0:00-2:34]: Rundown + MLB futures play [2:35-13:42]: Baseball at the break with Gill Alexander [13:43-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @beatingthebook
Jul 13, 2018
228: Episode 110: UFC 226 primer
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Live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night it’s UFC 226 featuring a main event between heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic (18-2-0) and challenger Daniel Cormier (20-1-0). For a comprehensive preview on the main card as well as a look at the best value plays on the undercard, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to Lou Finocchiaro (GambLou.com).  [0:00-0:57]: The Rundown [0:58-1:43]: A question for you [1:44-10:04]: UFC 226 primer with Lou Finocchiaro [10:05-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @GambLou UFC 226 MAIN CARD Stipe Miocic (-235) vs. Daniel Cormier (+200) Francis Ngannou (-355) vs. Derrick Lewis (+290) Michael Chiesa (-158) vs. Anthony Pettis (+138) Gokhan Saki (-132) vs. Khalil Rountree (+112)
Jul 05, 2018
237: Episode 109: The LeBron Effect
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The NBA has been turned upside down with the news that LeBron James has jumped ship to the Western Conference to join the Los Angeles Lakers…and the ripple effect has been substantial. To make sense of all the odds adjustments and money movement, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook Manager Jeff Sherman for the rundown on “The LeBron Effect” and how bettors can avoid some potential pitfalls. [0:00-1:10]: The Rundown [1:11-3:42]: Buyer Beware [3:43-16:48]: “The LeBron Effect” with Jeff Sherman [16:49-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @golfodds
Jul 02, 2018
220: Episode 108: World Cup primer, Part II
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With nine group stage matches set to take place from Friday through Sunday, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to FiveThirtyEight’s Michael Caley (Double Pivot Pod) for the blueprint on what to expect from Russia over the weekend. Will Die Mannschaft bounce back after an early defeat to Mexico? Can Brazil run the table after its tie against Switzerland? Tune in and find out! [0:00-1:26]: The Rundown [1:27-12:49]: World Cup primer with Michael Caley [12:50-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @MC_of_A
Jun 21, 2018
236: Episode 107: United States Open Championship primer
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The 118th installment of the U.S. Open Championship returns to Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, New York for the first time since 2004 when Retief Goosen defeated Phil Mickelson by 2 strokes. Is Tiger Woods a PLAY ON or PLAY AGAINST option this weekend, will Rickie Fowler finally break through at a Major Championship and is Justin Rose lurking in the shadows? For the full breakdown on those issues and more, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to good friend Brady Kannon (AgainstTheNumber.com, Covers.com) for the inside scoop. [0:00-1:28]: The Rundown [1:29-18:16]: U.S. Open primer with Brady Kannon [18:17-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @lasvegasgolfer
Jun 13, 2018
224: Episode 106: 2018 FIFA World Cup primer
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The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks-off Thursday morning at 11:00am eastern as Russia plays host to Saudi Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. For a complete rundown on which teams to target, which to avoid and which props to monitor, @JoeFortenbaugh welcomes Westgate SuperBook Race & Sports Manager John Murray for an in-depth primer. Murray details the teams that are taking the most money, as well as which countries may find themselves a bit overvalued by the betting public. [0:00-2:02]: The Rundown [2:03-13:27]: World Cup primer with John Murray [13:28-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @vegasmurray
Jun 11, 2018
222: Episode 105: Your 2018 Belmont Stakes primer
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After Affirmed’s legendary run in 1978, the world waited 37 years for its next Triple Crown winner until American Pharoah broke through in 2015\. Now, just three years later, Bob Baffert’s Justify looks to add his name to a storied history that includes the likes of Secretariat (1973) and Seattle Slew (1977), to name just a few. With the stage set for Saturday, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to good friend Marco D’Angelo (WagerTalk.com), who is looking to win his own personal Triple Crown after posting positive returns in both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. [0:00-0:58]: The Rundown [0:59-14:42]: Belmont Stakes primer with Marco D’Angelo [14:43-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @MarcoInVegas
Jun 07, 2018
222: Episode 104: NBA Finals preview with Jason McIntyre
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It’s the fourth consecutive installment of the Warriors-Cavaliers Championship rivalry, but is that a good thing for the NBA? Would you lay -1000 on the Warriors to defeat LeBron James and the Cavs after witnessing Golden State’s struggles against Houston? Is Steph Curry headed for his first Finals MVP award? These are just a few of the questions @JoeFortenbaugh posed to FS1’s Jason McIntyre, who founded the outstanding website TheBigLead.com, on Episode 104 of The Sharp 600. [0:00-2:47]: The Rundown [2:48-18:39]: NBA Finals preview with Jason McIntyre [18:40-goodbye]: Picks! Guest: @jasonmcintyre
May 31, 2018
225: Episode 103: NBA Finals + VGK phenomenon
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After Monday night’s 6-4 win over the Washington Capitals, the Vegas Golden Knights found themselves just three wins away from hoisting Lord Stanley’s Cup in their very first year of existence. Believe it or not, VGK was on the board at 500/1 prior to the start of their inaugural season. So how many people placed a wager on Vegas at 500/1? For that, as well as an in-depth look at the 2018 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, we turn to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook (@LVSuperBook) oddsmaker Ed Salmons. [0:00-2:25]: The Rundown [2:26-12:33]: NHL & NBA Finals with Ed Salmons [12:34-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: Ed Salmons, oddsmaker, Westgate SuperBook
May 29, 2018
248: Episode 102: College Football Games of the Year have arrived!
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To Las Vegas we go for a conversation with South Point Hotel & Casino sportsbook director Chris Andrews, who just released his College Football "Games of the Year" on Thursday morning. Chris details the early sharp action while also addressing the town’s liability when it comes to the remarkable in-progress run of the expansion Golden Knights, who opened the NHL season as high as 500/1 at some shops in Sin City. The boys also talk a little Warriors-Rockets to close the show. [0:00-2:07]: The Rundown [2:08-12:48]: CFB Games of the Year with Chris Andrews [12:49-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @andrewssports
May 24, 2018
247: Episode 101: The era of widespread legalized sports betting has arrived
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Monday was a historic day in the sports betting community as the United States Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in favor of striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992\. That means the states are now free to offer legal sports betting. For the full rundown regarding both the fallout and what to expect next, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to ESPN’s David Purdum for the scoop. [0:00-1:28]: The Rundown [1:29-11:43]: History is made with David Purdum [11:44-goodbye]: Final notes Guest: @DavidPurdum
May 14, 2018
251: Episode 100: NFL season win total analysis with Warren Sharp
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What’s the best possible method in which to determine an NFL team’s strength of schedule? What are the key factors to to study and how much weight should we apply to each? Thankfully, the beautiful mind of Warren Sharp (SharpFootballAnalysis.com) was kind enough to pick up @JoeFortenbaugh’s phone call. Come for the thorough breakdown, stay for two win totals Warren is keeping a very close eye on. [0:00-1:46]: The Rundown [1:47-19:23]: NFL season win totals with Warren Sharp [19:24-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @SharpFootball
May 09, 2018
243: Episode 99: Kentucky Derby primer, Part II
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He called ‘Animal Kingdom’ to win it all at 20/1 back in 2011 and absolutely crushed the Kentucky Derby last year, so @JoeFortenbaugh had no choice but to visit with the great Marco D’Angelo (WagerTalk.com) for valuable insights into how to attack the 144th installment of the Run for the Roses. [0:00-2:12]: The Rundown [2:13-25:05]: Kentucky Derby primer with Marco D’Angelo [25:06-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @MarcoInVegas 2018 KENTUCKY DERBY FIELD 1\. Firenze Fire (50/1) 2\. Free Drop Billy (30/1) 3\. Promises Fulfilled (30/1) 4\. Flameaway (30/1) 5\. Audible (8/1) 6\. Good Magic (12/1) 7\. Justify (3/1) 8\. Lone Sailor (50/1) 9\. Hofburg (20/1) 10\. My Boy Jack (20/1) 11\. Bolt d’Oro (8/1) 12\. Enticed (30/1) 13\. Bravazo (50/1) 14\. Mendelssohn (5/1) 15\. Instilled Regard (50/1) 16\. Magnum Moon (6/1) 17\. Solomini (30/1) 18\. Vino Rosso (12/1) 19\. Noble Indy (30/1) 20\. Combatant (50/1)
May 03, 2018
249: Episode 98: Here come the NFL season win totals
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Are the Arizona Cardinals the worst team in the NFL? Will Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams win 11 games in 2018? These are just a couple of the pressing questions that need to be asked in the wake of the NFL Draft, so @JoeFortenbaugh turns to oddsmaker Ed Salmons from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook (@LVSuperBook) to talk about the recent release of the shop’s 2018 season win totals. [0:00-0:49]: The Rundown [0:50-3:04]: Season win total lean [3:05-15:36]: NFL season win totals with Ed Salmons [15:37-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: Ed Salmons, Oddsmaker at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook
Apr 30, 2018
243: Episode 97: Kentucky Derby primer: Part I
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The “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” returns on Saturday, May 5 as the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs will no doubt offer a bevy of interesting wagering opportunities. For our initial foray into the first leg of the Triple Crown, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to racing insider Dan Tordjman of America’s Best Racing for tips and tricks to keep in mind as we approach post time. [0:00-1:11]: The Rundown [1:12-13:28]: Kentucky Derby primer with Dan Tordjman [13:29-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: Dan Tordjman
Apr 27, 2018
241: Episode 96: NFL Draft prop extravaganza!
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In our opinion, the NFL Draft is one of the most beatable betting opportunities of the calendar year. So @JoeFortenbaugh commences Episode 96 with a handful of his favorite plays before turning to good friend Chad Reuter of NFL.com for some feedback as to the most favorable spots on the board. Will six quarterbacks hear their names called during the first round? [0:00-3:20]: The Rundown + picks [3:21-13:10]: NFL Draft spectacular with Chad Reuter [13:11-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @Chad_Reuter
Apr 26, 2018
250: Episode 95: NBA Playoffs with Rob Perez
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He told you months ago to play the OVER on 45.5 total wins from the Denver Nuggets. And now that we’ve cashed that ticket, Rob Perez, the Undisputed King of NBA Twitter, returns to the podcast to break down the State of the NBA during the first round of the playoffs. Will Ben Simmons and the Sixers win the Eastern Conference? How big of a threat does Anthony Davis and the Pelicans pose to Golden State’s dominance? Tune in and find out! [0:00-2:11]: The Rundown + Picks [2:12-20:43]: Rob Perez drops fire [20:44-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @World_Wide_Wob Check out Rob’s show, “Buckets,” on Cycle (@bycycle)
Apr 20, 2018
240: Episode 94: The “Mother of all Spots” returns!
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The 2018 NFL schedule dropped Thursday at 8:00pm and @JoeFortenbaugh is salivating at two specific games that feature extremely favorable spots for the home team. So we’re guest-free in Episode 94 as Fortenbaugh rants on the “Mother of all Spots” while dropping a Week 1 total he’s monitoring closely. [0:00-9:30]: STRAIGHT FIRE! WEEK 1 LINES FROM @LVSuperBook Eagles -3.5/47.5 vs. Falcons Steelers -7/48 at Browns Vikings -4.5/47.5 vs. 49ers Colts -1/47.5 vs. Bengals Ravens -3.5/42 vs. Bills Jaguars -4/44.5 at Giants Saints -7.5/52.5 vs. Buccaneers Patriots -7/51 vs. Texans Titans -2.5/47 at Dolphins Chargers -3/48.5 vs. Chiefs Broncos -2.5/42 vs. Seahawks Panthers -2.5/45 vs. Cowboys Cardinals -1/45 vs. Redskins Packers -9/48.5 vs. Bears Lions -6/44 vs. Jets Rams -1.5/49.5 at Raiders
Apr 20, 2018
246: Episode 93: Welcome to the 2018 NBA Playoffs
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After a 2017-2018 NBA regular season that saw the Philadelphia 76ers win 16 straight games, the Boston Celtics lose both Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving to injury and the Houston Rockets post the league’s best 82-game record, it’s now time to put up or shut up. Welcome to the 2018 NBA Playoffs, where @JoeFortenbaugh begins his coverage with our good friend Ashton Grewal’s (Covers.com) thoughts on how the first round will play out. Sleepers and title picks included at no extra charge! [0:00-0:45]: The Rundown [0:46-3:05]: Fortenbaugh’s pick [3:06-17:28]: First round primer with Ashton Grewal [17:29-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @AshtonGrewal
Apr 12, 2018
245: Episode 92: Welcome to the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs
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The most underrated postseason in all of professional sports has arrived, as the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs commence Wednesday in Winnipeg, Pittsburgh and Las Vegas. For an inside look at both the first round of action and some potential sleepers to keep an eye on, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to Dustin Nielson, host of “The Nielson Show,” on TSN 1260 in Edmonton.  [0:00-1:40]: The Rundown [1:41-14:57]: Opening round primer with Dustin Nielson [14:58-goodbye]: On-deck circle Guest: @nielsonTSN1260
Apr 10, 2018
248: Episode 91: UFC 223 primer
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Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, it’s Max Holloway (19-3-0) and the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov (25-0-0) squaring off for the Lightweight Championship of the world in the main event of UFC 223\. For the full rundown on how best to attack the card, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to MMA handicapper Lou Finocchiaro (GambLou.com) for our betting playbook. [0:00-1:19]: The Rundown [1:20-8:35]: UFC 223 primer with Lou Finocchiaro [8:36-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @GambLou UFC 223 Main Card Khabib Nurmagomedov (-475) vs. Max Holloway (+375) Joanna Jedrzejczyk (-120) vs. Rose Namajunas (+100) Calvin Kattar (-125) vs. Renato Moicano (+105) Michael Chiesa (-135) vs. Anthony Pettis (+115) Al Iaqunita (-130) vs. Paul Felder (+110)
Apr 05, 2018
238: Episode 90: Masters primer, Part II
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In Episode 89, we visited with professional golf bettor Brady Kannon for insight into which golfers we should target and which we should avoid in this weekend’s Masters. In Episode 90, we go behind the betting counter at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook to speak with manager and golf oddsmaker Jeff Sherman about which golfers are seeing the most sharp action in the buildup to the first major championship of the season. Here’s where it gets really interesting: Both Brady and Jeff share some of the same opinions when it comes to a few key golfers. [0:00-1:39]: The Rundown [1:40-13:14]: Masters primer with Jeff Sherman [13:15-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @golfodds
Apr 04, 2018
239: Episode 89: Masters primer, Part I
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Hello, friends. Welcome to Masters week here at The Sharp 600\. The greatest golf tournament in all the land deserves not one, but two episodes of gambling goodness, so we begin our coverage by turning to good friend Brady Kannon (VSiN, LVTeeTimes.com) down in Las Vegas for the scoop on which golfers to target and which to avoid for the first major championship of the season. Is Tiger Woods overpriced? Will Bubba Watson claim a third green jacket? Tune in and find out! [0:00-1:10]: The Rundown [1:11-2:30]: Tiger Watch [2:31-15:21]: Masters primer with Brady Kannon [15:22-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @lasvegasgolfer
Apr 03, 2018
244: Episode 88: Final Four preview + picks
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The end of the college hoops season is upon us. With just three games and four outstanding coaches remaining, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to former Santa Clara head coach Kerry Keating for a primer on how best to attack Saturday’s showdowns featuring Michigan-Loyola and Villanova-Kansas, as well as what could possibly shake down come Monday night in San Antonio. [0:00-1:27]: The Rundown [1:28-12:45]: Final Four primer with Kerry Keating [12:46-goodbye]: Recapping the picks Guest: @kerrykeating3
Mar 30, 2018
241: Episode 87: March Madness hot sauce Part II with Ken Thomson
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Episode 86 focused on Thursday’s Sweet 16 slate, so Episode 87 is here to get you set for Friday’s college hoops card. For the lowdown on how best to attack the board, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to Las Vegas and his friend Ken Thomson, who is one of the brightest March Madness minds in the business. What’s the best way to attack Villanova? Is there an upset brewing that few are talking about? Let Ken show you the way. [0:00-1:20]: The Rundown [1:21-11:55]: Sweet 16 picks with Ken Thomson [11:56-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @kenthomson87
Mar 22, 2018
245: Episode 86: March Madness hot sauce with Ace Karalis
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The Sweet 16 has arrived, but are you properly prepared to attack the board’s most vulnerable spots? If not, Episode 86 IS FOR YOU, as Las Vegas professional handicapper Ace Karalis returns to the podcast with the knowledge bombs of all knowledge bombs. Strategies, insider information, picks and more. Buckle up, this episode is a BEAST! [0:00-1:11]: The Rundown [1:12-16:23]: Sweet 16 strategies with Ace Karalis [16:24-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @Greek_Gambler
Mar 21, 2018
242: Episode 85: MLB win totals with Gill Alexander
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It may be hard to believe, but Opening Day is NEXT WEEK…and that means it’s time for this podcast to kick it into high gear. In Episode 85, Gill Alexander, VSiN host and the brains behind the legendary “Beating the Book” podcast, joins @JoeFortenbaugh to discuss the key metrics to analyze when researching MLB win totals as well as what to expect from clubs like the Yankees, Astros and more in 2018\. In fact, Gill even shares two of his favorite plays to get you off on the right foot. [0:00-1:20]: The Rundown [1:21-20:45]: MLB win totals with Gill Alexander [20:46-goodbye]: What’s next for the show? Guest: @beatingthebook
Mar 20, 2018
242: Episode 84: How to attack your March Madness bracket
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Ed Feng is a data scientist with a PhD from Stanford University. Needless to say, he knows statistics. He’s also the author of the book, “How to win your NCAA Tourney Pool,” which you can find on Amazon.com. Naturally, @JoeFortenbaugh wanted to pick Ed’s brain for the best possible strategies for this year’s journey through March Madness. Enjoy! [0:00-2:23]: The Rundown + Final Four picks [2:24-16:38]: Bracket analysis with Ed Feng [16:39-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @thepowerrank (ThePowerRank.com)
Mar 14, 2018
245: Episode 83: March Madness knowledge bomb
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Kerry Keating spent 20 years coaching college hoops, with stops as an assistant at UCLA and as a head coach at Santa Clara. He also works with @JoeFortenbaugh at 95.7 The Game in the Bay Area, so who better to help us in our continued preparations for March Madness than a guy who has actually lived it? [0:00-1:38]: The Rundown [1:39-25:31]: Knowledge bomb with Kerry Keating [25:32-goodbye]: What’s coming up next? Guest: @kerrykeating3
Mar 07, 2018
261: Episode 82: How to bet the 2018 Oscars
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Full disclosure: @JoeFortenbaugh saw exactly one movie this past year (Get Out)…and it was awesome! As a result, The Sharp 600 is turning to freelance film and TV critic Josh Bell of JoshBellHatesEverything.com (and Las Vegas Weekly, Film Racket & more) for the inside scoop on how best to approach wagering on the 2018 Academy Awards. Fortenbaugh is rooting for “Get Out,” largely because he doesn’t have a clue what any other movie is about. [0:00-1:09]: The Rundown [1:10-13:04]: How to bet the 2018 Oscars with Josh Bell [13:05-goodbye]: Shoutouts Guest: @signalbleed
Mar 02, 2018
257: Episode 81: UFC 222 primer
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Cris Cyborg (19-1-0) vs. Yana Kunitskaya (10-3-0) headlines the card, but it’s the heavyweight showdown between 10th-ranked Stefan Struve (32-9-0) and 12th-ranked Andrei Arlovski (26-15-0) that could provide the most explosive fireworks at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night as the octagon returns to Las Vegas for UFC 222\. In an effort to unpack everything you need to know about the card, Bleacher Report and CNN Senior writer Jeremy Botter, who also covers combat sports for the Houston Chronicle, joins @JoeFortenbaugh in Episode 81. [0:00-1:10]: The Rundown [1:11-11:22]: UFC 222 primer with Jeremy Botter [11:23-goodbye]: The next episode drops today! Guest: @jeremybotter MAIN CARD ODDS Cris Cyborg (-1650) vs. Yana Kunitskaya (+950) Frankie Edgar (-162) vs. Brian Ortega (+142) Sean O’Malley (+100) vs. Andre Soukhamthath (-120 Stefan Struve (-180) vs. Andre Arlovski (+155) Cat Zingano (+175) vs. Ketlen Vieira (-205)
Mar 02, 2018
267: Episode 80: MLB win totals + props from the Westgate
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Will Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton hit 40 or more home runs this season? Which N.L. East team should you consider for an over wager? Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook Manager and Oddsmaker Ed Salmons joins @JoeFortenbaugh to answer those questions and more in the latest installment of The Sharp 600. [0:00-2:11]: The Rundown + win total lean [2:12-9:29]: MLB win totals with Ed Salmons [9:30-goodbye]: What’s next? Guest: Ed Salmons
Feb 28, 2018
256: Episode 79: It’s time to start thinking about March Madness
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With less than three weeks to go until the start of March Madness, it’s time to commence our preparations for how best to attack the college basketball landscape. @JoeFortenbaugh turns to Bracketologist Brad Evans from Yahoo! Sports for a complete picture of what has transpired so far this season as well as what’s to come regarding one of the gambling world’s holiest of holidays. [0:00-1:32]: The Rundown [1:33-15:48]: March Madness primer with Brad Evans [15:49-goodbye]: Adios! Guest: @YahooNoise
Feb 23, 2018
258: Episode 78: How Las Vegas is preparing for NBA tanking
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ESPN SportsCenter anchor and College GameDay Radio Host Doug Kezirian recently ventured into the world of NBA tanking in an effort to determine how Las Vegas bookmakers approach this basketball phenomenon. So what better guest for @JoeFortenbaugh to interview when trying to figure out where the value lies late in the NBA season? But before he talks to Doug, Fortenbaugh suggests an NBA second-half PLAY ON candidate. [0:00-3:11]: The Rundown + NBA PLAY ON candidate [3:12-17:58]: ESPN’s Doug Kezirian on NBA tanking [17:59-goodbye]: Stay close, the next episode drops ASAP Guest: @DougESPN Article: http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/22543343/nba-how-las-vegas-bookmakers-approaching-second-half-tanking
Feb 23, 2018
263: Episode 77: How to bet NBA All-Star Weekend
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The Skills Challenge, Three-Point Shootout, Dunk Contest and All-Star game. What, you thought we were going to take the week off like the rest of the media? Fat chance, son! The Sharp 600 never sleeps! @JoeFortenbaugh breaks down the All-Star game total (353.5 points!) before talking with Ashton Grewal of Covers.com for insight on how to attack the Saturday Night festivities. [0:00-2:50]: The Rundown + NBA ASG pick [2:51-15:18]: How to attack All-Star Weekend with Ashton Grewal [15:19-goodbye]: We don’t sleep! Guest: @AshtonGrewal Article: https://www.covers.com/Editorial/Article/358ed07d-1330-11e8-a978-0a9aa1523ac0/2018-NBA-All-Star-Saturday-Night-betting-Slam-Dunk-3-Point--Skills-Contests
Feb 16, 2018
254: Episode 76: MLB win totals + sharp action from the South Point
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Some call it the “Cadillac of sports books.” Actually, only @JoeFortenbaugh calls it that. But there’s no denying the fact that the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is one of the most well-respected shops in the industry thanks to first-class bookmakers like Chris Andrews and Jimmy Vaccaro. And when a shop like the South Point releases their 2018 MLB win totals, we come running. Chris Andrews returns to The Sharp 600 to discuss how his totals were formulated and which sides the wiseguys attacked when those totals hit the board earlier this week. [0:00-2:21]: The Rundown + MLB lean [2:22-13:22]: MLB win totals with Chris Andrews [13:23-goodbye]: Looking into the future Guest: @andrewssports
Feb 15, 2018
264: Episode 75: How to cap the NBA post-deadline
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Between Cleveland’s mass exodus of dead weight and Houston’s acquisition of Joe Johnson, does the Association now have an adversary worthy of challenging Golden State’s death grip on the rest of the competition? For the post-trade deadline fallout, @JoeFortenbaugh dials up William Hill Director of Trading Nick Bogdanovich for a lesson on how the market reacted to the flurry of transactions. We’ve also got a very particular betting angle you should monitor moving forward. [0:00-1:40]: The Rundown [1:41-4:00]: Keep a close eye on... [4:01-10:01]: NBA market report with Nick Bogdanovich [10:02-goodbye]: Up next… Guest: Nick Bogdanovich, Director of Trading for William Hill
Feb 13, 2018
269: Episode 74: UFC 221 primer
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Luke Rockhold (16-3-0) and Yoel Romero (12-2-0) headline a UFC 221 card that kicks-off in Perth, Australia on Saturday at 10:00pm eastern. For the best way to attack the card, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to MMA oddsmaker Joey Oddessa, who called the GGG-Canelo draw back in September on Episode 19\. Who does Oddessa like on Saturday night in Australia? TUNE IN AND FIND OUT! [0:00-1:22]: The Rundown [1:23-10:14]: UFC 221 primer with Joey Oddessa [10:15-goodbye]: Next week’s schedule Guest: @MMAOdds
Feb 09, 2018
265: Episode 73: MLB win totals have arrived!
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With pitchers and catchers set to report to Florida and Arizona next week, it’s time to commence our look into the Major League Baseball futures market. On Wednesday, CG Technology in Las Vegas became the first bookmaker in the business to release their 2018 MLB win totals. So @JoeFortenbaugh reached out to Matthew Holt (VP of Business Development for CG Technology and COO of CG Analytics) for the lowdown on how those win totals were created and which specific win totals have already experienced significant action. [0:00-1:29]: The Rundown [1:30-13:14]: MLB win totals with Matthew Holt [13:15-goodbye]: What’s next Guest: @MatthewHoltVP
Feb 08, 2018
266: Episode 72: Super Bowl props, props & more props!
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It’s time for the most intense version of The Sharp 600 yet. 19 Vegas insiders, each sharing their top proposition bets and thoughts on the side and total for Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots. @JoeFortenbaugh kicks things off with two of his own selections before sharing a conversation he recently had with iconic broadcaster Brent Musburger of the Vegas Stats and Information Network (VSiN) on his 95.7 The Game radio show in the Bay Area. Sit back, relax and enjoy. [0:00-0:35]: “Fly, Eagles, Fly" [0:36-4:06]: The Rundown + Fortenbaugh’s picks [4:07-7:51]: Brent Musburger (@brentmusburger) [7:52-10:14]: Marc Lawrence (@MarcLawrence) [10:15-12:06]: The Big Puma (@Big_Puma) [12:07-15:30]: Brian Edwards (@vegasbedwards) [15:31-18:24]: Jeff Sherman (@golfodds) [18:25-19:37]: Marco D’Angelo (@MarcoInVegas) [19:38-21:37]: Ken Thomson (@kenthomson87) [21:38-23:24]: Steve Merril (@SteveMerril) [23:25-25:15]: Jason Simbal (@jsimbal) [25:16-26:55]: Steve Fezzik (@FezzikSports) [26:56-29:34]: Teddy Covers (@teddy_covers) [29:35-36:27]: Ace Karalis (@Greek_Gambler) [36:28-38:32]: Jason Logan (@CoversJLo) [38:33-42:00]: Brady Kannon (@lasvegasgolfer) [42:01-43:45]: Bryan Leonard (@BLeonardSports) [43:46-45:08]: Rob Pizzola (@robpizzola) [45:09-47:34]: Ben Fawkes (@BFawkesESPN) [47:35-51:33]: Joe Ostrowski (@JoeO670) [51:34-52:13]: Marc Meltzer (@MeltzVegas) [52:14-goodbye]: Be well and best of luck!
Feb 01, 2018
259: Episode 71: How to party in Vegas for the Super Bowl
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The biggest game on the planet just so happens to serve as one of the most bad-ass weekends of the year on the Las Vegas calendar. Done properly, a Vegas vacation during Super Bowl weekend is the ultimate experience. So for the baller playbook on how to rock Vegas the right way, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to his old friend and Vegas lifestyle insider Marc Meltzer for the complete rundown on how to turn Sin City into your own personal playground. [0:00-1:23]: The Rundown [1:24-23:30]: How to rock Vegas on Super Bowl weekend with Marc Meltzer [23:31-goodbye]: #IBetTheBigGame Guest: @meltzvegas (twitter), MeltzVegas (instagram) Article: https://www.covers.com/editorial/Article/8a82000c-048e-11e8-a978-0a9aa1523ac0/The-Las-Vegas-Super-Bowl-Party-scene-has-something-for-everyone-on-game-day-sin-city-sportsbooks-big-game-viewing-parties
Jan 29, 2018
252: Episode 70: $500k Super Bowl wager
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Super Bowl fever has swept the Las Vegas desert as the various sportsbooks around Sin City have begun to flood the market with thousands of tasty proposition wagers. @JoeFortenbaugh dials up South Point Hotel & Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews for an updated action report as well as a look at the early wagers Andrews has been booking on his newly released props. And how, exactly, does one go about placing a $500k wager? [0:00-2:39]: The Rundown [2:40-15:40]: The $500k wager with Chris Andrews [15:41-goodbye]: Party with us at The Mirage Guest: @andrewssports
Jan 26, 2018
262: Episode 69: How to make a Super Bowl point spread
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It’s a rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX as the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles get set to meet in Minnesota for the Vince Lombardi Trophy in just under two weeks. The Sharp 600 and @JoeFortenbaugh commence our Super Bowl preparations by heading to Vegas for a conversation with Westgate SuperBook oddsmaker Jeff Sherman on the opening point spread, how the Westgate arrived at those numbers and what to expect from both the sharps and the public over the next two weeks. Fortenbaugh concludes Episode 69 with his initial leans for the side and total. [0:00-2:07]: The Rundown + Tom Brady history lesson [2:08-11:02]: How to set a Super Bowl point spread with Jeff Sherman [11:03-goodbye]: Super Bowl LII initial leans Guest: @golfodds
Jan 22, 2018
268: Episode 68: Your NFL Championship Round primer
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A special weekend calls for a special edition of The Sharp 600, so @JoeFortenbaugh double dips with two guests for Episode 68\. We begin with a look at how best to attack New England (-7.5/45.5) vs. Jacksonville and Minnesota (-3/39) at Philadelphia with Las Vegas sports talk host Ken Thomson. After that, The Sharp 600 heads to the South Point Hotel & Casino for an action report from Las Vegas icon Jimmy Vaccaro, who has spent the last 41 years booking action in Sin City. Fortenbaugh drops two picks to close the show. [0:00-1:12]: The Rundown [1:13-9:08]: How to bet Championship Weekend with Ken Thomson [9:09-15:40]: Championship Weekend action report with Jimmy Vaccaro [15:41-goodbye]: Picks! Guests: @KenThomson87 and @JimmyVaccaro
Jan 19, 2018
270: Episode 67: UFC 220 primer
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The heavyweight championship of the world is on the line as Stipe Miocic (17-2-0) looks to successfully defend his strap for a third consecutive fight, this time against the freight train known as Francis Ngannou (11-1-0). For the most comprehensive look at the UFC’s first pay-per-view of 2018, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to Jon Anik, the voice of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, for the blueprint on how to attack Saturday night's card at TD Garden in Boston. [0:00-1:06]: The Rundown [1:07-11:46]: UFC 220 primer with Jon Anik [11:47-goodbye]:Rest of week Guest: @Jon_Anik MAIN CARD ODDS Ngannou (-185) vs. Miocic (+150) Cormier (-325) vs. Oezdemir (+250) Burgos (-265) vs. Kattar (+185) Villante (-215) vs. Barroso (+165) Almeida (-175) vs. Font (+135)
Jan 17, 2018
269: Episode 66: Your NFL Divisional Round primer
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Some call it the best football weekend of the year. Ladies and gentleman, welcome to the Divisional Round of the 2018 NFL playoffs. Big games mean big guests, so @JoeFortenbaugh is turning to professional handicapper Marc Lawrence (Playbook.com) for the scoop on how best to approach this weekend’s four playoff showdowns. Fortenbaugh drops the hammer at the end with five plays to close the show. [0:00-1:03]: The Rundown [1:04-8:41]: Divisional Round primer with Marc Lawrence [8:42-goodbye]: Picks! Guest: @MarcLawrence
Jan 12, 2018
253: Episode 65: NBA knowledge session
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For those of you who are just now turning your attention to the NBA and all of the profitable betting opportunities that the sport has to offer, we’ve got you covered. Welcome to The Sharp 600’s NBA knowledge session, featuring “Buckets” co-host Rob Perez. This episode is designed to bring you up to speed on everything that shook down during the first half of the season while also serving as a primer for what to expect during the second half of the campaign. [0:00-1:18] The Rundown [1:19-goodbye]: NBA knowledge session with Rob Perez Guest: @World_Wide_Wob Catch “Buckets” right here: http://cycle.media/shows/buckets/
Jan 11, 2018
260: Episode 64: 2019 Super Bowl odds preview
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Three weeks of professional football remain before a champion is crowned, but that hasn’t stopped the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook from releasing their 2019 Super Bowl odds. Westgate Race & Sportsbook Manager Ed Salmons joins @JoeFortenbaugh to discuss these numbers as well as preview this weekend’s four divisional round matchups. [0:00-1:45] The Rundown [1:46-goodbye]: 2019 Super Bowl odds & divisional round early action report with Ed Salmons Guest: Ed Salmons, Westgate Las Vegas Race & Sportsbook Manager
Jan 09, 2018
255: Episode 63: Wild Card Round + National Championship
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New year, same aggressive podcast. Welcome to 2018, where The Sharp 600 is packaging the Wild Card Round of the NFL playoffs together with the College Football National Championship. @JoeFortenbaugh opens the show with his Alabama-Georgia selection and puts a bow on Episode 63 with a look at all four Wild Card showdowns. In between, Vice President of Risk Management at CG Technology Jason Simbal comes through with an NFL and college football action report from Las Vegas. [0:00-1:26]: The Rundown [1:27-3:39]: National Championship pick [3:40-4:26]: “Mom, the meatloaf!" [4:27-goodbye]: Wild Card picks Guest: @jsimbal
Jan 04, 2018
281: Episode 62: UFC 219 primer
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The women’s featherweight championship of the world is on the line as Cris Cyborg (18-1-0, 1 no contest) defends her title against second-ranked Holly Holm (11-3-0) in the main event of UFC’s return to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this Saturday night. @JoeFortenbaugh sits down with MMA handicapper Lou Finocchiaro (GambLou.com) to talk strategies, advanced metrics, MMA handicapping and which angles to target in an effort to turn a profit on Saturday night's card. [0:00-1:31]: The Rundown  [1:32-18:17]: How to bet UFC 219 with Lou Finocchiaro  [18:18-goodbye]: Total Request Live! (well, kind of) Guest: @GambLou Main Card Odds Cyborg (-345) vs. Holm (+315)  Nurmagomedov (-305) vs. Barboza (+255)  Diakiese (-195) vs. Hooker (+170)  Calvillo (-240) vs. Esparza (+210)  Condit (-155) vs. Magny (+140)
Dec 29, 2017
283: Episode 61: How to beat the NFL in Week 17
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Some handicappers view Week 17 as the softest spot on the schedule, while others see nothing but traps and pitfalls. @JoeFortenbaugh and professional handicapper Steve Merril sort through the various land mines in an attempt to close out the 2017 regular season in style. Fortenbaugh jumps back on the Jimmy G point spread train after foolishly jumping off in Week 16…and drops two other plays as well. This episode brought to you by DraftEasy.com, where you should use our promo code “Covers” to get a match on your initial deposit. [0:00-1:24]: The Rundown [1:25-12:29]: Week 17 best bets with Steve Merrill [12:30-goodbye]: Picks! Guest: @SteveMerril
Dec 28, 2017
284: Episode 60: Bowl Game Bonanza, Part III
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6-1 against the spread so far this bowl season with Stanford pending. Happy holidays, indeed! With a solid few weeks already in the books, @JoeFortenbaugh looks ahead to the final wave of bowl games with the one and only Ace Karalis, who sticks around to preview Week 17 of the NFL and UFC 219 as well. Fortenbaugh opens the show by putting one prominent college program on upset alert and closes the episode with three additional picks. This episode brought to you by our friends at DraftEasy.com, where you can use the promo code “Covers” to get a match on your initial deposit. [0:00-1:53]: The Rundown [1:54-4:06]: UPSET ALERT! [4:07-21:30]: College, NFL & UFC 219 best bets with Ace Karalis [21:31-goodbye]: Picks! Guest: @Greek_Gambler
Dec 28, 2017
275: Episode 59: How to beat the NFL in Week 16
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Will the Packers, Bengals and Raiders even bother to show up in Week 16? Will the Jimmy Garoppolo train keep steamrolling the opposition despite a matchup with the ferocious Jacksonville defense? And will the Saints exact their revenge on Atlanta after the Falcons came back to beat New Orleans just two weeks ago? @JoeFortenbaugh and professional handicapper and two-time Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest champion Steve Fezzik will answer those questions and more in this week’s NFL podcast. After a 3-1 effort last week, Fortenbaugh unloads four plays at the end of this week’s pod, which is brought to you by our friends at DraftEasy.com. [0:00-1:38]: The Rundown [1:39-9:49]: Steve Fezzik’s best bets [9:50-goodbye]: Picks! Guest: @FezzikSports
Dec 22, 2017
286: Episode 58: Bowl Game Bonanza, Part II
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Bowl Season is off to a profitable start thanks to winners courtesy of both Boise State and Marshall, so it’s now time to turn our attention to the second wave of postseason action. Professional handicapper Brian Edwards (BrianEdwardsSports.com and VegasInsider.com) swings by to deliver his five favorite picks from this next slate of bowl game action. Fortenbaugh brings down the curtain with three plays of his own and opens Episode 58 with the latest installment of The Sharp 600 UPSET ALERT. Brought to you by DraftEasy.com. [0:00-1:37]: The Rundown [1:38-3:54]: UPSET ALERT! [3:55-4:38]: It’s that EASY. It’s DraftEasy. [4:39-12:35]: Five Best Bets with Brian Edwards \[12:36-goodbye\]: Picks! Guest: @vegasbedwards
Dec 19, 2017
276: Episode 57: How to beat the NFL in Week 15
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Big Ben vs. Tom Terrific for the top seed in the AFC highlights the Week 15 card as @JoeFortenbaugh dials up Las Vegas for professional handicapper Marco D’Angelo’s expert advice (WagerTalk.com). Will Jared Goff take down Russell Wilson in Seattle? How rusty will Aaron Rodgers look in his return against Carolina? The guys will answer those questions and more before Fortenbaugh closes the show with three of his favorite plays. And if you get a chance this weekend, check out our friends over at DraftEasy.com and use the promo code “Covers.” [0:00-1:18]: The Rundown [1:19-2:47]: Pittsburgh vs. New England [2:48-3:33]: Meet our new partner, DraftEasy.com [3:34-16:48]: Week 15 Best Bets with Marco D’Angelo [16:49-19:18]: Picks Guest: @MarcoInVegas
Dec 15, 2017
274: Episode 56: Bowl Game Bonanza, Part I
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The first installment of The Sharp 600’s Bowl Game Bonanza has finally arrived, as @JoeFortenbaugh turns to Las Vegas legend Jimmy Vaccaro for the latest action report on the first seven bowl games as well as the Alabama-Clemson and Oklahoma-Georgia playoff matchups. Vaccaro has spent 41 years as a Vegas bookmaker and is now roaming the floor at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Sin City. Fortenbaugh opens the show with our latest edition of the UPSET ALERT, closes the episode with three bowl game selections and proudly introduces The Sharp 600’s first-ever sponsor, DraftEasy (DraftEasy.com). [0:00-1:35]: The Rundown [1:36-3:28]: UPSET ALERT! [3:29-4:23]: Meet our new partner, DraftEasy.com [4:24-12:37]: Action report with Jimmy Vaccaro [12:38-goodbye]: Picks Guest: @JimmyVaccaro
Dec 14, 2017
287: Episode 55: How to win your college football bowl pool
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Bowl season commences Saturday with the R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl featuring Troy vs. North Texas and that means it’s time to install our college football betting blueprint for the last few weeks of the campaign. Today we begin with a primer on how to win your college football bowl pools courtesy of Ed Feng, a data scientist with a PhD from Stanford. We’ll close the show by trying to make sense of this dreadful Thursday night matchup between the Colts and Broncos, but we begin with a quick look at a sexy 2018 NFL season win total wager. [0:00-0:54]: The Rundown  [0:55-2:59]: Watch out for this NFL team in 2018  [3:00-3:33]: Heads up  [3:34-15:06]: How to win your bowl pool with Ed Feng  [15:07-goodbye]: Thursday Night Football pick Guest: @thepowerrank
Dec 12, 2017
278: Episode 54: How to beat the NFL in Week 14
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December football has arrived and it’s time to separate the contenders from the pretenders. With that in mind, @JoeFortenbaugh dials up the Las Vegas desert for a conversation with professional sports bettor Teddy Sevransky (@teddy_covers) to unearth the best bets on the Week 14 board. Fortenbaugh opens the show with a look at one very intriguing matchup on Sunday’s slate and brings down the curtain with his Week 14 picks. 0:00-0:39: The Rundown 0:40-2:48: Can it be this obvious? 2:49-11:55: Best Bets with Teddy Covers 11:56-goodbye: Picks! Guest: @teddy_covers
Dec 07, 2017
282: Episode 53: Welcome to Bowl Season!
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Point spreads have been released for all 39 bowl games and the action is already starting to heat up in Sin City sportsbooks. To get an inside look at which bowl games the wiseguys are targeting, @JoeFortenbaugh talks with Vice President of Risk Management for CG Technology Jason Simbal for an early action report. We close the show with a Thursday Night Football pick, but we kick things off with a classic Fortenbaugh rant against crybaby Ohio State fans. 0:00-1:05: The Rundown 1:06-3:46: Get lost, Ohio State 3:47-10:43: Bowl season action report with Jason Simbal 10:44-goodbye: Thursday Night Football pick Guest: @jsimbal
Dec 06, 2017
285: Episode 52: How to beat the NFL in Week 13
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Don’t cry for the sportsbooks, but it’s important we recognize that a current trend is about to turn and those who are prepared for it could reap a healthy profit. @JoeFortenbaugh explains exactly what that means before digging deep into the Week 13 card with Gill Alexander, who hosts the show, “A Numbers Game” on the Vegas Stats & Information Network as well as the legendary “Beating the Book” podcast. Fortenbaugh unloads four picks to conclude this episode. 0:00-0:55: The Rundown 0:56-2:36: The tide will turn 2:37-8:23: Best Bets with Gill Alexander 8:24-goodbye: Picks! Guest: @beatingthebook
Dec 01, 2017
279: Episode 51: College Football championship weekend, UPSET ALERT, picks
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It’s hard to imagine, but the final weekend of the college football season (sorry, Army vs. Navy) has arrived. In Episode 51, @JoeFortenbaugh dials up Las Vegas professional sports bettor and handicapper Ace Karalis to find out how the wiseguys are betting this weekend’s card. Fortenbaugh closes the show with three picks and opens the show with his UPSET ALERT. 0:00-0:48: The Rundown 0:49-3:20: UPSET ALERT! 3:21-13:59: Best Bets with Ace Karalis 14:00-goodbye: Championship weekend picks! Guest: @Greek_Gambler
Dec 01, 2017
272: Episode 50: Bankroll Management
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Isolating winners is only half the battle when it comes to turning a profit betting sports. Bankroll management is the other half. In Episode 50, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to Joe Peta, a Wall Street savant who happens to be one of the sharpest baseball minds on the planet, for all the tips, tricks and advice necessary to maximize your portfolio’s potential. Now 9-3 against the spread over his last 12 Thursday selections, Fortenbaugh closes the show with his pick for Thursday night’s Dallas-Washington showdown. 0:00-1:57: The Rundown 1:58-12:49: Bankroll Management with Joe Peta 12:50-goodbye: Thursday Night Football pick Guest: @MagicRatSF
Nov 28, 2017
280: Episode 49: How to beat the NFL in Week 12
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Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life. It is, however, a nice little recipe for enjoying Thanksgiving weekend. Well, except for the stupid part…and that is where @JoeFortenbaugh and professional handicapper Steve Merril come into play. Merril joins The Sharp 600 this week with some very strong opinions about the Week 12 NFL slate, Fortenbaugh wraps things up with a few picks of his own. 0:00-0:57: The Rundown 0:58-7:49: Best Bets with Steve Merril 7:50-goodbye: Picks! Guest: @SteveMerril
Nov 23, 2017
283: Episode 48: College Football Week 13, UPSET ALERT, picks
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The Iron Bowl, The Game, The Apple Cup. College football rivalry week has arrived! Brian Edwards (BrianEdwardsSports.com, VegasInsider.com) explains to @JoeFortenbaugh where, exactly, the value lies in this weekend’s college football card beginning with a recent cash cow that takes the field on Friday afternoon. Fortenbaugh fires off three of his favorite picks to bring down the curtain. 0:00-0:57: The Rundown 0:58-3:43: UPSET ALERT! 3:44-11:16: Best Bets with Brian Edwards 11:17-goodbye: Week 13 picks Guest: @vegasbedwards
Nov 21, 2017
271: Episode 47: NFL Turkey Day blueprint
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Let’s face it: Sharp or not, you’re likely going to have action on all three Thanksgiving NFL games. So why not let us put in the elbow grease so you can enjoy the holiday on the couch in a gluttonous food coma? With your pleasure in mind, @JoeFortenbagh talks with Jeff Sherman, Manager of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, to find out which way the sharps are leaning in regards to the Thanksgiving card. At 7-2 against the spread over his last nine Thursday picks, Fortenbaugh closes the show looking to stay hot on Turkey Day. 0:00-0:52: The Rundown 0:53-1:31: Thank you, Chicago! 1:32-8:57: How to bet NFL Thanksgiving w/ Jeff Sherman 8:58-goodbye: Turkey Day picks Guest: @golfodds
Nov 20, 2017
281: Episode 46: How to beat the NFL in Week 11
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Live (well, kinda) from Chicago, @JoeFortenbaugh sits down with Joe Ostrowski from 670 The Score to comb through the Week 11 NFL card. With Andy Reid coming off the bye, is it worth laying the points with the Chiefs for their road date with the Giants? How do the Cowboys stack up with red-hot Philadelphia for their NFC East Sunday Night tilt? The Joes answer those questions and more before Fortenbaugh drops his three favorite plays of the weekend. 0:00-0:35: Beers & Bets in Chicago 0:36-1:31: The Rundown 1:32-13:36: Best Bets with Joe Ostrowski 13:37-goodbye: Picks! Guest: @JoeO670 Be sure to check out the podcast “Early Odds with Joe Ostrowski” COLLEGE FOOTBALL WATCH PARTY When: Saturday, November 18 Time: 11am-3pm Location: The Fifty/50 Address: 2047 West Division Street, Chicago, IL
Nov 17, 2017
273: Episode 45: College Football Week 12, UPSET ALERT, picks
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Look-ahead spots, hangovers, letdowns and trap games. Those are just a few of the pitfalls we need to navigate on the Week 12 college football slate. So in an effort to grind out a profit before “Rivalry Weekend” hits our radar, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to professional handicapper Marc Lawrence of Playbook.com for the tips and tricks necessary to survive an ugly weekend. Fortenbaugh closes the show with three picks and kicks-off the party by putting an undefeated program on “Upset Alert.” 0:00-0:35: Beers & Bets in Chicago 0:36-1:25: The Rundown 1:26-3:04: UPSET ALERT! 3:05-10:22: Best Bets with Marc Lawrence 10:23-goodbye: Week 12 picks Guest: @marclawrence COLLEGE FOOTBALL WATCH PARTY When: Saturday, November 18 Time: 11am-3pm Location: The Fifty/50 Address: 2047 West Division Street in Chicago, Illinois
Nov 15, 2017
277: Episode 44: Advanced analytics knowledge bomb
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The Sharp 600 is 6-2 against the spread over its last eight Thursday night football selections, so we’ll close the show with our thoughts on this week’s Pittsburgh-Tennessee tilt (PIT -7/43.5). But before we get to that, @JoeFortenbaugh chats with Rufus Peabody from Massey-Peabody Analytics on the rise of advanced analytics in professional sports as well as Peabody’s college football playoff rankings and NFL power ratings. Question: Do you believe in the “revenge factor” when it comes to handicapping football games? 0:00-0:36: Hey Chicago, let’s party! 0:37-1:39: The Rundown 1:40-14:26: The rise of analytics in sports w/ Rufus Peabody 14:27-goodbye: Thursday Night Football pick Guest: @RufusPeabody Article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fancy-stats/wp/2017/11/13/college-football-playoff-which-teams-control-how-much-of-their-destinies/?utm_term=.4f2b63be5bd9 COLLEGE FOOTBALL WATCH PARTY When: Saturday, November 18 Time: 11am-3pm Location: The Fifty/50 Address: 2047 West Division Street in Chicago, Illinois
Nov 13, 2017
279: Episode 43: How to beat the NFL in Week 10
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How will the Dallas Cowboys handle life without running back Ezekiel Elliott? Will the Giants and Broncos show some spine or pack it in for the season? @JoeFortenbaugh explores those games and more with Warren Sharp from SharpFootballAnalysis.com in this week’s NFL podcast. Fortenbaugh ponders whether a certain road juggernaut has what it takes to win the Super Bowl and then closes the show with four of his favorite Week 10 selections. 0:00-0:36: Hey Chicago! Let’s party 0:37-1:52: The Rundown 1:53-4:53: Life on the road 4:54-14:34: Best Bets with Warren Sharp 14:35-goodbye: Picks! Guest: @SharpFootball COLLEGE FOOTBALL WATCH PARTY When: Saturday, November 18 Time: 11am-3pm Location: The Fifty/50 Address: 2047 West Division Street, Chicago, IL
Nov 10, 2017
299: Episode 42: College Football Week 11, UPSET ALERT, picks
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#5 Oklahoma vs. #6 TCU headlines a highly intriguing Week 11 college football card that will also feature the revival of a once-beloved Miami-Notre Dame rivalry and an SEC showdown between Auburn and Georgia that will have significant implications for the college football postseason. From Las Vegas, Ken Thomson joins @JoeFortenbaugh to talk about the biggest games, as well as a few under-the-radar selections, while Fortenbaugh heads to the ACC for this week’s edition of The Sharp 600 “Upset Alert.” 0:00-0:53: The Rundown 0:54-3:22: UPSET ALERT! 3:33-11:30: Best Bets with Ken Thomson 11:31-goodbye: Week 11 picks Guest: @KenThomson87
Nov 09, 2017
304: Episode 41: How to win money playing the teaser market
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Teasers: Should we bet them and why? In this installment of The Sharp 600, @JoeFortenbaugh explores the world of the six-point, two-team teaser and asks the question, “Can we make money over the long haul wagering on six-point teasers? In an effort to unearth the truth, Fortenbaugh talks with both sides of the betting world by discussing teaser strategy with professional sports bettor Ace Karalis and teaser economics with Jason Simbal, the Vice President of Risk Management at CG Technology in Las Vegas. After cashing with the Jets in Week 9, Fortenbaugh looks to win his sixth Thursday night game in eight weeks by breaking down the Arizona-Seattle matchup. 0:00-0:46: The Rundown 0:47-3:22: Six-point teaser primer 3:23-15:41: Teaser strategy with Ace Karalis 15:42-19:29: Teaser economics with Jason Simbal 19:30-goodbye: Thursday Night Football pick Guests: @Greek_Gambler and @jsimbal
Nov 07, 2017
303: Episode 40: How to beat the NFL in Week 9
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The Kansas City Chiefs are 9-1 ATS over their last ten road games. Will that trend continue in Dallas on Sunday? How will the loss of Kelvin Benjamin impact the Panthers in their NFC South showdown with the Falcons? And what’s the best way to make money utilizing six-point teasers? Prediction Machine’s Rob Pizzola talks with @JoeFortenbaugh about that and more before Fortenbaugh looks to deliver another profitable Sunday. 0:00-0:55: The Rundown 0:56-2:23: London Calling 2:24-12:15: Best Bets with Rob Pizzola 12:16-goodbye: Picks! Guest: @robpizzola
Nov 03, 2017
297: Episode 39: College Football Week 10, UPSET ALERT, picks
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Bedlam! Alabama-LSU! The return of “The U” and the rise of Khalil Tate! College football is cooking with Crisco and this weekend promises to deliver even more drama as the Saturday card is loaded with showdowns pitting playoff hopefuls against one another. Professional handicapper Brian Edwards returns to The Sharp 600 to talk with @JoeFortenbaugh about the first installment of the college football playoff rankings as well as the best bets on this weekend’s card. Fortenbaugh returns to a familiar friend for this week’s UPSET ALERT and then closes the show with two plays he’s taking up to the counter in Vegas this weekend. 0:00-0:45: The Rundown 0:46-2:14: UPSET ALERT! 2:15-10:42: Best Bets with Brian Edwards 10:43-goodbye: Week 10 picks Guest: @vegasbedwards
Nov 01, 2017
291: Episode 38: DFS strategy session
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The sports betting and daily fantasy sports (DFS) worlds often collide, so what better way to bolster our handicapping arsenal than by picking the brain of a DFS expert? Adam Levitan joins @JoeFortenbaugh to talk DFS strategy, contrarian thinking, prop bets and more before Fortenbaugh closes the show with his thoughts on Thursday night’s showdown between the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills. 0:00-1:16: The Rundown 1:17-9:40: DFS strategy with Adam Levitan 9:41-goodbye: Thursday Night Football pick Guest: @adamlevitan
Oct 31, 2017
306: Episode 37: How to beat the NFL in Week 8
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Planet Earth’s only two-time winner of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest, Steve Fezzik joins @JoeFortenbaugh in an attempt to isolate value in the NFL’s Week 8 card. But before he speaks with Fezzik, Fortenbaugh details a very intriguing nugget regarding teams coming off a game in London. The curtain falls with three picks from our fearless leader. 0:00-0:46: The Rundown 0:47-2:29: The ol’ London lookie-loo 2:30-9:25: Best Bets with Steve Fezzik 9:26-goodbye: Picks! Guest: @FezzikSports
Oct 27, 2017
292: Episode 36: College Football Week 9, UPSET ALERT, picks
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Here's a question for ya: Which team is out for more revenge in the Penn State-Ohio State showdown: The Buckeyes, because they lost to the Nittany Lions last year, or Penn State, because they lost out on a trip to the College Football Playoff thanks to Ohio State? Las Vegas handicapper Marco D'Angelo stops by to lay out the Week 9 College Football betting blueprint while @JoeFortenbaugh lays out two picks in addition to his UPSET ALERT of the week. 0:00-0:45: The Rundown 0:46-2:29: UPSET ALERT! 2:30-10:11: Best Bets with Marco D'Angelo 10:12-goodbye: Week 9 picks Guest: @MarcoInVegas
Oct 25, 2017
300: Episode 35: Is legalized sports betting coming?
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The state of legalized sports betting in America is a complex and tricky subject. Lucky for us, ESPN's David Purdum was kind enough to offer up a 10-minute primer on the subject, which includes the next steps for the Supreme Court as well as a timeline for when outright legalized sports betting could be implemented in America. @JoeFortenbaugh closes the pod by looking to nail his fifth Thursday Night football winner in the last six weeks. 0:00-1:45: The Rundown 1:46-9:57: The State of Legalized Sports Betting with ESPN's David Purdum 9:58-goodbye: Thursday Night Football pick Guest: @DavidPurdum Article: http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/20704273/gambling-where-does-sports-betting-legalization-us-stand-right-now
Oct 24, 2017
289: Episode 34: How to beat the NFL in Week 7
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Now that @JoeFortenbaugh's "Game of the Year" has cashed, what's next for The Sharp 600? For starters, we'll talk with Las Vegas professional handicapper Bryan Leonard for the Week 7 betting blueprint. And take note, Leonard drops a very interesting nugget in his analysis of the Green Bay-New Orleans showdown. Fortenbaugh looks to go streaking with his three plays for Week 7. 0:00-0:44: The Rundown 0:45-3:14: Fade the public? 3:15-10:37: Best Bets with Bryan Leonard 10:38-goodbye: Picks! Guest: @BLeonardSports
Oct 20, 2017
301: Episode 33: College Football Week 8, UPSET ALERT, picks
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The UPSET ALERT cashed for the fourth time in five weeks as Tom Herman's Texas Longhorns covered the number against the Oklahoma Sooners. So who does @JoeFortenbaugh have on UPSET ALERT this week? Professional handicapper Steve Merril swings by to lay out the blueprint for how to bet Week 8, Fortenbaugh fires off two of his top plays to close the show. 0:00-0:54: The Rundown 0:55-2:51: UPSET ALERT! 2:52-8:05: Best Bets with Steve Merril 8:06-goodbye: Week 8 picks Guest: @SteveMerril
Oct 18, 2017
288: Episode 32: NFL Game of the Year, bye week boogie
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The time has finally arrived for The Sharp 600's NFL Game of the Year! But does @JoeFortenbaugh love it as much as he did back in Episode 1? Before that question is answered, Fortenbaugh breaks down an intriguing angle regarding NFL bye weeks and visits with Golden Nugget oddsmaker Aaron Kessler. 0:00-0:57: The Rundown 0:58-3:50: Be careful of these teams off a bye week 3:51-8:30: The Aaron Rodgers Effect w/Aaron Kessler 8:31-goodbye: NFL Game of the Year? Guest: @AaronKessler
Oct 17, 2017
294: Episode 31: How to beat the NFL in Week 6
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Remember all the way back in Episode 1 when @JoeFortenbaugh announced his NFL Bet of the Year? Well, that game is right around the corner. But nature (literally), may have other ideas in mind. Ace Karalis returns to The Sharp 600 live from Las Vegas to lay out the Week 6 NFL betting blueprint and Fortenbaugh unloads three picks for Sunday's card. 0:00-0:45: The Rundown 0:46-3:49: Is our "Bet of the Year" in trouble? 3:50-12:48: Best Bets with Ace Karalis 12:49-goodbye: Picks! Guest: @Greek_Gambler
Oct 13, 2017
295: Episode 30: College Football Week 7, UPSET ALERT, picks
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The 2017 installment of The Red River Shootout highlights the Week 7 college football card as Teddy Covers joins @JoeFortenbaugh to lay down the blueprint for how to bet Saturday's slate. The Sharp 600 UPSET ALERT looks to make it four wins in five weeks and Fortenbaugh brings down the curtain with two of his top Saturday selections. 0:00-0:45: The Rundown 0:46-4:09: UPSET ALERT! 4:10-10:24: Best Bets with Teddy Covers 10:25-goodbye: Week 7 picks Guest: @Teddy_Covers
Oct 11, 2017
290: Episode 29: NBA season win totals with @World_Wide_Wob
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As the world looks toward a fourth installment of King James vs. Golden State, @JoeFortenbaugh and Rob Perez investigate the juiciest NBA season win totals the market has to offer. Fortenbaugh brings down the curtain with his attempt to make it four straight Thursday Night Football winners. 0:00-0:45: The Rundown 0:46-2:27: The Sharp 600's NBA season win total pick 2:28-11:40: Best NBA season win total picks w/Rob Perez 11:41-goodbye: 4-in-a-row on Thursday night!? Guest: @World_Wide_Wob Season 2 of "Buckets" w/ Rob Perez returns at the end of October on Cycle's (@bycycle) twitter, instagram and facebook pages.
Oct 10, 2017
293: Episode 28: How to beat the NFL in Week 5
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@JoeFortenbaugh dives right into the NFL Week 5 card with CBS Sports Senior NFL Writer Will Brinson, who just so happens to be a participant in this year's Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest. Does Will believe in the "revenge" factor? Fortenbaugh closes the show with his three favorite picks for Sunday's card. 0:00-0:44: The Rundown 0:45-10:23: How to beat the Week 5 card with Will Brinson 10:24-goodbye: Picks! Guest: @WillBrinson
Oct 06, 2017
305: Episode 27: College Football Week 6, UPSET ALERT, picks
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Just because the Week 6 College Football slate is devoid of marquee matchups doesn't mean we can't find a way to make some money. So with that in mind, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to professional handicapper Brian Edwards for the Week 6 blueprint just after he puts an upstart college football program on UPSET ALERT. Fortenbaugh closes the show with his two favorite picks on the Saturday card. 0:00-0:49: The Rundown 0:50-2:51: UPSET ALERT! 2:52-10:09: Best Bets with Brian Edwards 10:10-goodbye: Week 6 picks Guest: @vegasbedwards (www.BrianEdwardsSports.com)
Oct 04, 2017
296: Episode 26: MLB postseason blueprint, Thursday night football
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Cooler temperatures, gorgeous New England foliage & pumpkin-flavored everything mean one thing and one thing only: The return of the Major League Baseball postseason. @JoeFortenbaugh goes deep into the history of the Wild Card play-in game, "Trading Bases" author Joe Peta lays out the blueprint for how to bet the 2017 MLB postseason and Fortenbaugh tries to make it 3-in-a-row in the Thursday Night Football market. 0:00-0:55: The Rundown 0:56-3:17: Finding the angle, Wild Card style 3:18-9:42: Joe Peta's MLB playoff blueprint 9:43-goodbye: Thursday Night Football pick Guest: @MagicRatSF Joe's book: https://www.amazon.com/Trading-Bases-Fortune-Betting-Baseball/dp/0451415175
Oct 02, 2017
296: Episode 25: How to beat the NFL in Week 4
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Rules were made to be broken, right? And sometimes a great conversation with a good friend warrants more than just 600 seconds. Jason McIntyre of Fox Sports and The Big Lead joins @JoeFortenbaugh to break down the Week 4 card, Fortenbaugh tries to figure out what the hell is going on with the Baltimore-Pittsburgh point spread and, of course, picks! 0:00-0:47: The Rundown 0:48-3:24: Don't embarrass John Harbaugh 3:25-17:32: Jason McIntyre on Week 4 17:33-goodbye: $$Picks$$ Guest: @jasonmcintyre
Sep 29, 2017
302: Episode 24: College Football Week 5, UPSET ALERT, picks
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Clemson at Virginia Tech may be the Week 5 headliner, but @JoeFortenbaugh is searching high and low for the best possible value on the Saturday card. A certain highly-touted draft pick finds himself on UPSET ALERT, Marc Lawrence swings by to talk BEST BETS and Fortenbaugh brings down the curtain with two picks. 0:00-0:52: The Rundown 0:53-3:14: UPSET ALERT! 3:15-10:25: Best Bets with Marc Lawrence 10:26-goodbye: Week 5 picks Guest: @MarcLawrence (Playbook.com)
Sep 27, 2017
298: Episode 23: 1 key statistic, NFL buy/sell, TNF pick
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As we approach the quarter-point of the NFL season, @JoeFortenbaugh asks, is there any value to be had on the NFL futures market? So The Sharp 600 digs down deep into its statistical arsenal for guidance, talks a little NFL buy or sell with Data Scientist and Stanford PhD Ed Feng and throws out a Thursday Night Football pick. 0:00-0:53: The Rundown 0:54-5:26: 1 Key Statistic 5:27-11:30: NFL "buy or sell" with Ed Feng 11:31-goodbye: Thursday Night Football pick Guest: @thepowerrank
Sep 26, 2017
313: Episode 22: How to beat the NFL in Week 3
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Home dogs rule the card as @JoeFortenbaugh attempts to navigate the Week 3 NFL schedule. Sunday Night Football offers up a tricky situation for one team based on a very interesting historical trend, professional gambler Ace Karalis joins the show from Las Vegas and offers up the best bets of the week, Fortenbaugh looks to keep The Sharp 600's hot streak intact with 3 picks for Week 3. 0:00-1:19: The Rundown 1:20-2:54: Be careful betting Sunday Night Football! 2:55-9:29: Best Bets with Ace Karalis 9:30-goodbye: 3 picks for Week 3 Guest: @Greek_Gambler
Sep 22, 2017
308: Episode 21: College Football UPSET ALERT, sharp action, picks
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The Sharp 600 put UCLA on UPSET ALERT last week and the Bruins fell at Memphis 48-45. So which Power 5 program finds itself in hot water this week? @JoeFortenbaugh explores that, talks college football sharp action with South Point Hotel & Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews and offers up two picks for Saturday's slate of action. 0:00-1:06: The Rundown 1:07-3:38: UPSET ALERT! 3:39-11:01: CFB action report with Chris Andrews 11:02-goodbye: PICKS! Guest: @andrewssports
Sep 21, 2017
311: Episode 20: Bet ON or AGAINST these 8 NFL teams moving forward
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@JoeFortenbaugh is back in San Francisco after a 5-day run in Vegas and riding solo for the first time in show history! Two weeks into the 2017 NFL season, The Sharp 600 has identified four "Bet On" and four "Bet Against" teams for the foreseeable future. As per usual, Fortenbaugh closes the show with a Thursday Night Football selection. 0:00-0:58: The Rundown 0:59-4:14: Bet AGAINST these four teams/sides 4:15-9:02: Bet ON these four teams/sides 9:03-goodbye: Thursday Night Football pick
Sep 19, 2017
312: Episode 19: Live from Las Vegas! Week 2 NFL picks, GGG-Canelo
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The Sharp 600 heads to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for Saturday night's mega-fight between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez. Jason Simbal, Vice President of Risk Management for CG Technology, joins @JoeFortenbaugh to talk NFL Week 2 sharp action, offshore oddsmaker Joey Oddessa swings by to break down Saturday night's title bout. 0:00-1:12: Intro 1:13-3:08: NFL road trend hitting at 90 percent! 3:09-8:31: NFL sharp action with Jason Simbal 8:32-12:31: How to bet GGG-Canelo with Joey Oddessa 12:32-goodbye: Week 2 NFL picks Guests: @JSimbal, @MMAOdds Article:http://www.covers.com/Editorial/Article/c2268553-9a29-11e7-a977-0a9aa1523ac0/The-Muffed-Punt-Rare-NFL-betting-road-trend-makes-this-Over-a-91-percent-winner-NFL-betting-picks-football-pointspreads-picks Note: Our apologies for the sound quality in this episode of The Sharp 600. We promise our next road trip will sound better!
Sep 15, 2017
317: Episode 18: Alabama Aftermath, picks, UPSET ALERT!
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How do teams perform the next time out after a showdown with the Alabama Crimson Tide? @JoeFortenbaugh says the answer will surprise you. Aaron Kessler from the Golden Nugget checks in with the sharp college action for Week 3 and Fortenbaugh puts one major program on upset alert. 0:00-1:01: Introduction 1:02-4:45: Alabama Aftermath 4:46-10:21: Aaron Kessler with the sharp action 10:22-goodbye: UPSET ALERT! Guest: @AaronKessler
Sep 13, 2017
320: Episode 17: How to prepare for Week 2 in the NFL
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Congratulations to the 14 NFL teams who are currently 1-0 against the spread! So, how many will be left standing with a perfect ATS record come next Tuesday? @JoeFortenbaugh explores that and more and then talks Week 1 overreactions and sharp Week 2 early money with Westgate SuperBook Assistant Manager Ed Salmons. And what would an episode of The Sharp 600 be without a Thursday night football pick? 0:00-0:58: Introduction 0:59-4:25: How to prepare for Week 2 4:26-10:11: Dropping knowledge with Ed Salmons 10:12-goodbye: Thursday Night Football Pick
Sep 12, 2017
316: Episode 16: NFL Week 1 picks, Red Alert trend!
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There's one game on the Week 1 board that is driving @JoeFortenbaugh crazy. But after some in-depth research, Fortenbaugh now sees that game in an appealing light. Jason Logan joins the show from the Mirage in Las Vegas to drop the Covers.com SuperContest picks, Fortenbaugh delivers a three-pack of plays to bring down the curtain. 0:00-0:58: Introduction 0:59-3:33: Red Alert Trend! 3:34-9:33: J-Lo from the Mirage w/SuperContest picks 9:34-goodbye: Fortenbaugh's Week 1 NFL picks Guest: @CoversJLo
Sep 08, 2017
314: Episode 15: Week 2 College football picks!
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Penn State vs. Pittsburgh and Washington State vs. Boise State land on The Sharp 600's Week 2 college football betting card, @JoeFortenbaugh talks with Ashton Grewal about the best way to approach teams like UNLV and Baylor the week after they suffered a massive upset. 0:00-0:39: Introduction 0:40-3:37: Week 2 College football picks! 3:38-10:20: College football picks & analysis w/Ashton Grewal 10:21-goodbye: Subscribe, rate & review!/Best of luck! Guest: @AshtonGrewal Article: http://www.covers.com/Editorial/Article/f4390a9c-91ac-11e7-a97e-125516351e3a/Biggest-upsets-in-college-football-history-Do-the-losing-teams-bounce-back-pointspreads-odds-betting
Sep 06, 2017
307: Episode 14: The value of turnover differential, "situational handicapping" w/Marco D'Angelo, TNF pick
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@JoeFortenbaugh breaks down the importance of the Turnover Differential metric, which will help us predict the future for 3 NFL franchises. Live from Caesars Palace, Marco D'Angelo of WagerTalk.com stops by to drop some knowledge on "situational handicapping," share his insights on two NFL win totals and make a pick for Monday night's Broncos-Chargers showdown. Fortenbaugh closes the show with a Thursday night football pick. 0:00-0:42: Introduction 0:43-4:16: How turnover differential can predict the future 4:17-11:09: Marco D'Angelo on situational handicapping, offers up some picks 11:10-goodbye: Thursday night football pick Guest: @MarcoInVegas Turnover differential analysis: http://www.covers.com/Editorial/Article/8e3b568f-928c-11e7-a977-0a9aa1523ac0/How-NFL-turnover-differential-helps-us-predict-the-future-nfl-betting-odds-nfl-statistics-nfl-standings
Sep 05, 2017
315: Episode 13: Week 1 College football picks!
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College football is finally back and it's time to make some money! @JoeFortenbaugh breaks down how to bet Saturday night's Alabama-Florida State showdown and talks with Ken Thomson on which games to isolate and bet this Labor Day Weekend. 0:00-0:49: Introduction 0:50-3:10: How to bet Alabama-Florida State 3:11-10:25: College football picks with Ken Thomson 10:26-goodbye: Good luck! Guest: Ken Thomson (@KenThomson87)
Aug 31, 2017
318: Episode 12: How to make $$$ using Pythagorean expectation
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How will a formula created in the early 1980s by a baseball sabermetrician help us make money this coming NFL season? @JoeFortenbaugh will answer that question and more as well as visit with Warren Sharp in this episode of The Sharp 600. 0:00-0:40: Introduction 0:41-4:53: Pythagorean expectation & 3 NFL teams to watch 4:54-10:51: Interview with Warren Sharp 10:52-goodbye: First college football pick of the season Guest: Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball)
Aug 29, 2017
324: Episode 11: How to make $$$$$ on Fight Night
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The name of the podcast says it all. @JoeFortenbaugh brings you action reports, sharp plays vs. public plays and everything you need to know about how to wager on Saturday night's Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor showdown. 0:00-0:44: Introduction 0:45-2:01: Prop bet to hammer for Mayweather-McGregor 2:02-5:56: Mayweather-McGregor action report w/Nick Bogdanovich 5:57-9:28: How to bet Mayweather-McGregor w/Joey Oddessa 9:29-goodbye: GOOD LUCK AND ENJOY! Guests: Nick Bogdanovich, Joey Oddessa (@MMAOdds)
Aug 24, 2017
310: Episode 10: It's Mayweather-McGregor week! Bets, props and more!
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The time has finally arrived! Mayweather-McGregor Fight Week is upon us! @JoeFortenbaugh releases his first wager for fight night, Dave Mason from BetOnline.ag comes through to deliver an action report, Fortenbaugh closes the show with another baseball play. 0:00-0:47: Introduction 0:48-3:20: One Mayweather-McGregor wager I love 3:21-9:30: Mayweather-McGregor action report with Dave Mason 9:31-goodbye: MLB wager for Wednesday, 8/23 Guest: Dave Mason (@DaveMasonBOL)
Aug 21, 2017
309: Episode 9: We go for 9 wins in a row, NFL & CFB win totals w/Teddy Covers, how to handicap weather
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Football season is fast approaching, so it's time to isolate some valuable season win total plays with Las Vegas sports bettor Teddy Covers. @JoeFortenbaugh talks with Jason Logan about the secrets to handicapping weather when it comes to pro and college football. 0:00-0:59: Introduction 1:00-3:04: Will we win a ninth straight pick? 3:05-7:28: NFL win total & CFB win total from Teddy Covers 7:29-goodbye: How to handicap weather with Jason Logan Guests: Teddy Sevransky (@Teddy_Covers), Jason Logan (@CoversJLo)
Aug 17, 2017
322: Episode 8: 8 straight winners!? "Sucker bet or not" with Jason Logan
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Are teasers and parlays for suckers? Jason Logan answers that after @JoeFortenbaugh and The Sharp 600 look to make it eight winners in a row. 0:00-0:37: Introduction 0:38-1:48: Can we make it 8 winners in a row? 1:49-goodbye: "Sucker Bet or not?" with Jason Logan Guest: Jason Logan (@CoversJLo)
Aug 14, 2017
321: Episode 7: Sharp college football win totals, EPL preview, MLB weekend pick
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Which college football season win totals are the wiseguys playing? Chris Andrews reveals that and more before @JoeFortenbaugh kicks the tires on the fast-approaching English Premier League season. 0:00-0:51: Introduction 0:52-2:23: MLB weekend pick 2:24-7:27: Sharp College Football win totals and futures with Chris Andrews from the South Point Casino in Vegas 7:28-goodbye: English Premier League preview & picks Guest: Chris Andrews (@andrewssports)
Aug 10, 2017
319: Episode 6: 2 CFB win totals, PGA Championship bets, MLB pick
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Which matchups should we target during the 2017 PGA Championship? Brady Kannon swings by and drops some knowledge after @JoeFortenbaugh unloads two of his favorite College Football season win totals. We close in style with the release of an MLB wager. 0:00-0:36: Introduction 0:37-3:37: 2 College Football season win total picks 3:38-9:12: PGA Championship bets with Brady Kannon 9:13-goodbye: MLB pick Guest: Brady Kannon (@lasvegasgolfer)
Aug 07, 2017
323: Episode 5: How to bet the Dodgers, sharp NFL win totals with Jeff Sherman, Week 1 NFL wager
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Is there a smart and profitable way to wager on the red-hot Los Angeles Dodgers? @JoeFortenbaugh releases the best course of action before a conversation with Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook Manager Jeff Sherman, who delivers an update on sharp NFL futures and a Mayweather-McGregor action report. We wrap the show with the release of a wager for NFL Week 1. 0:00-0:45: Introduction 0:46-3:02: How to bet the Dodgers this weekend 3:03-8:40: Sharp NFL totals, Floyd-Conor w/Jeff Sherman 8:41-goodbye: NFL Week 1 wager Guest: Jeff Sherman (@golfodds)
Aug 03, 2017
308: Episode 4: MLB futures, deadline winners & losers with Gill Alexander, UFC 214, Hall of Fame game pick
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How do we exploit the MLB futures market now that the trade deadline has passed? @JoeFortenbaugh talks with Gill Alexander about all things MLB before recapping UFC 214 and releasing a play on the 2017 Hall of Fame showdown between Dallas and Arizona. 0:00-0:45: Introduction 0:46-3:05: MLB post-deadline futures 3:06-8:12: Interview with Gill Alexander (MLB) 8:13-9:05: UFC 214 recap 9:06-goodbye: NFL Hall of Fame game pick Guest: Gill Alexander (@beatingthebook)
Jul 31, 2017
322: Episode 3: MLB weekend picks, UFC 214 and a PSA on McGregor-Mayweather
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What are the best value bets for this weekend's UFC 214 card? @JoeFortenbaugh talks with Nick Kalikas about that, the upcoming MegaFight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor and releases his favorite weekend baseball picks. 0:00-0:47: Introduction 0:48-6:22: MLB picks for the weekend 6:23-11:10: UFC 214 with Nick Kalikas 11:11-goodbye: McGregor-Mayweather PSA Guest: Nick Kalikas (@FightOdds)
Jul 27, 2017
327: Episode 2: Kyrie wants out, NFL season win total + MLB World Series future, a CFB conversation with Marc Lawrence
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How, exactly, should we respond to the shocking news that Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland? @JoeFortenbaugh reacts to that and releases a World Series future play before visiting with good friend Marc Lawrence, who shares his thoughts on what College Football season win totals to target. 0:00-0:40: Introduction 0:41-2:22: How to handle the Kyrie Irving news 2:23-7:18: CFB win totals & futures with Marc Lawrence 7:19-9:26: NFL season win total to monitor 9:27-goodbye: MLB pre-trade deadline future Guest: Marc Lawrence (@MarcLawrence)
Jul 24, 2017
1: Episode 1: NFL bet of the year, white hot CFL betting trends, Steve Merril on MLB
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The Sharp 600 premieres with @JoeFortenbaugh's 2017 NFL regular season bet of the year before professional handicapper Steve Merril joins the show to highlight the teams to bet and the teams to avoid during Major League Baseball's second half of the season. And how about some white-hot Canadian Football League trends to close the program? Guest: Steve Merril (@Steve Merril)
Jul 20, 2017
1: The Sharp 600: Introduction
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Welcome to The Sharp 600 brought to you by Covers.com. Give us 10 minutes and we'll give you the arsenal necessary to confidently attack the sports wagering market. But before we roll this podcast out in full, here's a little bit about who we are and what we're about. Enjoy!
Jun 29, 2017