Head oddsmaker at Bovada Sportsbook Patrick Morrow joins longtime podcast host Seth Everett for a weekly podcast about the latest odds in sports gambling. They discuss the latest odds and info from the NFL as well as College Football, the NBA, MLB, NHL, and much more. The insight behind the odds and the recommendations that any player nee Check out Bovada Sportsbook at bovada.lv.
Bookie beatdown! Patrick and Seth go over one of the worst Sundays in recent memory for Bovada as the favorites won early and won often including some memorable come-from-behind victories. Looking ahead to Week 7 the boys break down all the top games including a pivotal AFC North matchup. Over in the NCAA, the fellas look at the Heisman race as Caleb Williams of Oklahoma has completely shaken up the odds despite only playing 1.5 games! And the NBA is back! Will Kyrie or the league blink first? And where will Ben Simmons end up after being sent home by the 76ers?
In the NBA the Brooklyn Nets have barred Kyrie Irving from all team activities until he's vaccinated against COVID-19. The Nets have a lot of other star power but for a team with championship aspirations will they or Kyrie blink first? Down goes Bama! Patrick and Seth take a look at what the upset at College Station means for the college football futures landscape and whether a team like Cincinnati has any value in what's now a wide-open playoff race. Over in the NFL, the boys size up the only undefeated team left and break down the top week 6 games including a look at a Chargers squad that is finally closing out tight 4th quarter games. And finally, the NHL is back! While his Leafs once again have lofty expectations Patrick is mostly looking forward to having his heartbroken by a more diverse group of teams this year. Seth's Devils have improved on paper but do they have enough to crack a playoff spot?
Over in college football, the fellas take a look at two top-5 ranked Big Ten teams hoping to bolster their postseason credentials while the SEC once again looks poised to send two teams to the college football playoff. In the NFL, Patrick laments an even longer NFL Sunday that begins with a 9:30 kickoff in London. The boys break down the NFL's international series and all the top games and plays in NFL Week's 5. How can a team playing a Wild Card play-in game be the World Series favorite? Patrick and Seth take a look at the MLB post-season and whether the Dodgers' futures odds are justified.
S-E-C! S-E-C! The conference takes center stage this weekend as #1 Alabama takes on former offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin and the #12 ranked Ole Miss Rebels while down in Athens #2 Georgia hosts the upstart Razorbacks who come into the contest ranked inside the top 10 for the first since 2012. Meanwhile in the NFL Patrick and Seth can't help but gush at the quality of play through 3 weeks and take a look at some of the early season surprises while separating the makers and the fakers. Also after two winning weeks for the house, Patrick is forced to eat some humble pie as the Packers, Cowboys, Cards, and Titans had bettors cashing early and often.
Vote early and vote often! Canada goes to the polls and Patrick dusts off his political trading bonafides to go through the odds of Justin Trudeau's Liberals holding on to power as well as the differences between the Canadian and US political process. Seth and Patrick take a peek at the top NCAA-F games including Notre Dame and Wisconsin in a marquee noon matchup. After being played tight by Florida State and Toledo is there any more luck of the Irish left? The boys recap a high-quality Week 2 in the NFL in which so many games were determined in the final moments (including the Vikings placekicker once again booting one away) And even if the leaves are beginning to turn the golf season has one last premier global event like the Ryder Cup tees off this Friday with the best golfers from Europe and the US squaring off. Can the Europeans retain the trophy? Can Jon Rahm get through the entire event without a positive COVID test? And what event on Sunday will earn Patrick's attention the most in what's another packed sporting day for Bovada?
Week 1 is in the books and Patrick and Seth recap what opening weekend looked like both on the field and at the sportsbook while taking a look at early Week 2 lines. The boys discuss the incredible runs of Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez as well the upset win of Dmitry Medvedev over Novak Djokovic, denying the latter of a grand slam. And one week after the B1G was humbled by Ohio State's non-conference loss can Penn State restore bragging rights to the conference with a Week 3 win against Auburn? Will Alabama be less than a double-digit favorite against any opponent this year?
As the nation approaches 20 years since September 11th the boys reflect on the ability of sports to be the great unifier in uncertain times and whether it's possible to re-capture that sense of community and fraternity in 2021. The NFL is back! Patrick and Seth take a look at the Week 1 games with a peek at how the lines have moved since the initial release and where the sharp money is trending for the first full slate of meaningful professional football. The boys recap the previous week of college football including looks back at close calls like Oklahoma / Tulane and whether Iowa State has a legit opening at the Big 12 Championship. They also take a look at Michigan/Washington in prime time with some advice from Seth: Don't sleep on Rick Neuheisel!
It's the 50th episode! After last weekend's appetizer, Patrick and Seth dive into a full course of college football with more than 80 games on the docket including a potential college football playoff preview. Patrick and Seth also take a look at how the NFL Futures market has adjusted as teams finalize their rosters including the all-important starting QB spot (and take a look at the biggest mover in the Comeback Player of the Year Award market). Finally, the boys weigh in on the PGA Tour Championship by breaking down the odds and rules format while Patrick concedes that Sunday golf has personally evolved from nap time white noise to compelling hole-by-hole betting action.
Mercifully the final week of pre-season is upon us and Patrick and Seth take a look at what's still at stake as teams trim down their rosters and begin to sort out starting jobs come September. Thankfully real football is also back this week with the return of college football including some power-5 conference play right out of the gate. The boys go through the latest odds and discuss the implications of the so-called Alliance as the B1G, PAC-12 and ACC look to counter the growing SEC dominance. What will this mean for the future of the sport? How relevant is the NCAA as an institution? Does a Super League (or Conference) have a better shot at succeeding in college football than it did with European soccer?
Tim Tebow has been cut by the Jaguars and Patrick and Seth look back fondly on his career including that time he completed a forward pass. Week 2 of NFL Pre-Season is underway and the boys navigate who's starting, who's sitting, and how that's affected the line movement. Meanwhile, Governor Newsom is facing a recall election in California. Can Larry Elder and the GOP take the governor's mansion? Is anyone really betting on Caitlin Jenner? And finally, tennis anyone? The fellas take a look at the US Open odds. Will COVID rear its ugly head, and how will that impact players who have opted out of the vaccine so far? Does Osaka still deserve to be the women's favorite?
It's No Mo for Cuomo! Patrick and Seth discuss the shake-up in New York as well as the lucky bettors who backed the (former) governor's resignation. In Europe, Leo Messi has signed on with Paris St-Germain giving France's top team yet another weapon in their quest for both domestic and Champion's League supremacy. How much did Messi's signing move the needle for PSG's projected future success? And after warning (pleading?) with players not to bet the NFL Hall of Fame game Patrick and Seth relent and break down the action and line movement for what's officially Week 1 of the NFL Preseason
The Hall of Fame game signals the return of the NFL and Patrick and Seth take a look at the landscape of the first 17-game regular season and what to look forward to. Patrick suggests how to improve the NFL Pre-season (without just eliminating it). Meanwhile, the Olympics are almost done and the boys recap the winners and losers, their favorite moments and the still outstanding events. Have Team USA hoops righted the ship? Can the Canadian women's soccer team parlay their success over the US into Olympic Gold? How many jumps is enough to declare two winners?
The Olympics are underway and Patrick and Seth take a look at the early ups and downs for Team USA. How did Simone Biles dropping out affect the Women's Gymnastics odds? How's the Men's Basketball team looking after an early loss to France? And with Osaka's early exit who are the updated favs to win tennis gold? Will Patrick be able to stay up late enough to watch any of these events live? Meanwhile, it looks like the Aaron Rodgers saga in Green Bay has finally sorted itself as both he and Davante Adams have returned to the team (at least for this season). Patrick and Seth speculate on where Rodgers will end up next and fondly reminisce on the 4 days in which the Vikings were NFC North favorites. Finally, the boys take a glance at the evolving college football landscape. Will Texas and Oklahoma join the SEC? What does this mean for other conferences going forward?
Patrick returns from vacation and the guys catch up on the last week of what continues to be a packed sports schedule. Meanwhile, the Olympic games are upon us and Patrick and Seth take a look at the betting handle on the event compared to previous years and what events are most popular in this year's version. COVID continues to rear its ugly head and Patrick talks about the challenges of keeping up with all the athletes dropping out. The boys do a quick check-in on the NFL to re-visit the Aaron Rodgers drama in Green Bay and discuss the impact of the Cam Akers injury with the Rams.
Is it coming home? Seth and Patrick take a look at the European Soccer semi-finals as now-favorite England takes on the upstart Danish and Spain and Italy go head-to-head to secure a spot in the weekends' championship. It's down to two teams remaining in the NBA Playoffs and Pat and Seth take a look at the pre-season odds for both the Suns and Bucks as well as what broke right for each team along the way. Finally, what's a 4th of July weekend without hot dogs? The fellas recap the odds for the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating contest and discuss the differences between the US and Canadian national holidays. Thankfully this recording was completed with all 10 fingers intact.
It's the Stanley Cup Finals and Patrick makes an emotional plea for Seth to call in a favor to increase fan capacity at the Bell Centre in Montreal. While the NBA's Clippers have staved off elimination in the West the Bucks appear to be getting every break in the East. The Euros are down to the knockout stage and Patrick and Seth discuss the quality of games played so far and what to expect in the days to come. And if the sports schedule wasn't already an embarrassment of riches for fans and bettors the boys discuss the action underway at Wimbledon and Patrick recounts his first visit to the All England Lawn and Tennis Club.
The group stage is coming to an end and Patrick and Seth take a look at the early results of the Euros while taking a peek at the Copa America tourney in South America The NBA is down to 4 teams with the Bucks, Suns, Clippers, and Hawks remaining just like everyone predicted. Patrick attended his first major sporting event since August of 2019 as he parked his Leafs fandom for a night to take in game 4 of the Habs/Knights series. He and Seth discuss the pros and cons of the goalie change made afterward. And the MLB has announced it'll be cracking down on "foreign substances". What impact will this have on pitching performance?
Patrick and Seth take a look at all of the suddenly wide-open NBA playoffs as with the Lakers out and the Nets hobbled it's anyone's race. Political betting is (regrettably for Patrick) back as #YangGang and Eric Adams compete in the NYC mayoral race. The Euros are underway and Pat gushes over the viewing and betting on daytime sports with more and more sporting events taking place globally in front of fans. And finally, in the NHL, we are down to 4 teams competing for Lord Stanley's Cup. Can the Habs once again rally against an (on paper) far-talented opponent? Is there a better coach in the NHL than Barry Trotz carrying yet another team deep into the playoffs?
Covid-19 strikes at the Memorial as Jon Rahm was forced to withdraw with a 6-shot lead after 54 holes. Patrick and Seth discuss the wagering implications as well as the player-friendly settlement made to help bail out Rahm backers. In the NBA a clear favorite has emerged with the Brooklyn Nets firing on all cylinders in the East and the West has never been more wide open with an early Lakers exit and the Clips taken to 7 games In the opening round. After winning 7 in a row the Montreal Canadiens are the first team in the NHL's final four. Patrick once again laments what might've been with his Maple Leafs and he and Seth discuss the pros and cons of the Avs potentially playing playoff hockey in Quebec with Nordiques' gear. And a horse won the Belmont Stakes but with no shot at a Triple Crown Patrick and Seth assume that you, like them, didn't watch.
Seth and Patrick discuss the gambling impact of Naomi Osaka's withdrawal from the 2021 French Open. How did Bovada Sportsbook handle it with people who bet on her to win the tournament? Also, they discuss how important it is to respect Osaka's decision and her mental health issues. Then, Patrick laments his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs blowing a 3 games to 1 lead to the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the NHL Playoffs. They also discuss the return of fans to many US cities in the playoffs. They also go over the 1st round of the NBA Playoffs. Finally, they discuss the various odds around Aaron Rodgers and Julio Jones trade rumors.
The first round of the NHL's Stanley Cup Playoffs is underway (except in Canada). Seth and Patrick discuss how close the games have been, and with so many games going to overtime and its impact on the odds. Plus, is gambling numbers the best way to judge how a sport is faring with the audience? Since ratings are down on TV, does sports gambling tell a different story? They also discuss if Canadian teams should come to the US in the semi-finals of the playoffs. Also, the NBA Playoffs are getting underway. Are the play-in games good for the league? Why is competitive balance in the NBA different than other sports? And they discuss the recent suspension of Bob Baffert for the NY Racing Association and the upcoming Belmont Stakes.
The controversy about Medina Spirit testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug raised questions about the betting lines for the 2021 Kentucky Derby. The conversation about that raised other questions about horse racing in general. Is the sports "outdated?" Where does Equestrian compare? Then, the Olympics continue to get closer to happening. Still, questions remain as to whether it will be held or not. Covid-19 has forced a state of emergency in Tokyo, Japan. Are the odds on the Olympics more about Covid or the events themselves? Finally, the Stanley Cup Playoffs are getting underway this week. Who are the favorites to come out of each of the four divisions?
This week, Seth and Patrick discuss the impact of the NFL Draft on the odds for the upcoming NFL season. They also discuss the trade rumors surrounding Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Also, they discuss the impact the top QB picks will have on their respective teams. Patrick offers specific odds news regarding Mac Jones's impact on the New England Patriots. On the hardwood, the Lakers' injury issues and recent losing skid has had an impact on their futures' odds. Then, the guys get into a discussion about competitive balance and the play-in system the NBA is using for the second straight year.
Patrick and Seth review the break-up of the European "Super League" in Soccer. They discuss all the odds before, and how the break-up of the project affected the bets made. Then, they discuss the NFL Draft. The question of the draft with regards to gambling is - what gets bet on more - where will a certain player go? or what will a certain team do? Finally, its the week of the Kentucky Derby. All the latest odds on the big Triple Crown race. Plus, Seth quotes Jerry Seinfeld and asks, "do the horses even know it's a race?"
This episode focuses on European football or soccer as it's called in North America. 12 clubs -- Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Inter Milan, and Juventus had been talked about in starting a European Super League. The league could become a juggernaut in the soccer world. However, after the recording completed, Manchester City and Chelsea reportedly began the process of pulling out of the proposed European Super League. Still, the discussion evolved into the history of merging leagues, including a discussion of the NFL/AFL merger as well as the NBA/ABA merger.
Seth and Patrick discuss the latest standings in the NBA and how the favorites in both conferences are not currently in first place. In the East, the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks are the favorites while the Philadelphia 76ers are in first place. In the West, the Los Angeles Lakers are the favorite while the Utah Jazz and Phoenix Suns are 1 and 2 in the conference. Then, the guys discuss the NFL draft and the odds on who the San Francisco 49ers will select with the 3rd overall pick in the draft. Will it be Alabama QB Mac Jones or Ohio State QB Justin Fields.