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Are you itching for pro basketball action 12 months a year? Then welcome home! The BUCKETS podcast from the sports betting and fantasy leaders at The Action Network has you covered from the NBA Summer League through the championship parade, and everything in between.  Whether you gamble on NBA futures, individual games or player props, our betting experts hit the mics every week to serve your needs every week of the year. Gambling coverage is led by Action Network senior writer Matt Moore, one of the best-connected and well-respected journalists covering the NBA today. He's joined by Action Network basketball analysts Brandon Anderson and Raheem Palmer, two veteran gambling experts who know the league's drama and intrigue inside and out... and have turned data analysis and passion into profits.  They're joined on the channel by our fantasy basketball crew, formerly of the Stretch Four podcast. Action Network producer and host Dan Titus captains the most informative and intelligent NBA fantasy show around, joined every week by Action Network contributor Adam Koffler for a complete breakdown for season-long fantasy players of all skill levels.  So if NBA basketball means a little bit more to you... welcome to BUCKETS. You'll love it here. 

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    Heat-Celtics Game 6 Best Bets

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 40:14

    The Heat have completely fallen apart! Action Network senior NBA writer Matt Moore, NBA futures analyst Brandon Anderson and professional bettor Raheem Palmer are back to talk more NBA Playoffs in this episode of BUCKETS! The crew thinks the Celtics-Heat series is over and finding value in the spot is difficult with the market. Brandon continues to fade an injured Jimmy Butler, while Rah has a specific total approach. The guys discuss Conference Finals MVP and Brandon's hedge options on his Jaylen Brown ticket? Plus, Rah gets Buckets one last time. Subscribe, rate and review for more NBA betting content throughout the playoffs. 

    Mavericks-Warriors Game 5 Best Bets

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 34:10

    Action Network senior NBA writer Matt Moore is joined by NBA futures analyst Brandon Anderson and professional bettor Raheem Palmer to discuss Game 5 of the Mavericks/Warriors series in this episode of BUCKETS!  - Golden State is a heavy favorite and has never lost a Game 5 when up 3-0 to start a series... but does that mean they can cover the number?  - How do you play a series where Dallas underperformed offensively but has improved every game?  - Are the Mavericks "live" to at least push this series to seven after winning Game 4?  Brandon goes back to the reliable well, but wants to get more aggressive (surprise, surprise) while Raheem plays it safe. Plus, an early look at how to play potential finals matchups between the Warriors and Celtics. Subscribe, rate and review for more NBA betting content throughout the playoffs. 

    Celtics-Heat Game 5 Best Bets

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 36:24

    The 2022 Eastern Conference Finals have been tough to dissect and its reached an inflection point with the Heat as home dogs in Game 5.  Is this a result of Jimmy Butler's injury status? Or... Is the market just that high on Boston?  Raheem Palmer and Brandon Anderson still like Boston as a road favorite versus the No.1 seed at home, but Matt Moore is going down wth the ship, reluctantly.  Tune in for sides, totals, and props for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

    Warriors-Mavericks Game 4 Best Bets

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 42:10

    1-2-3 Cancun?  The Warriors are up 3-0 and the Mavericks look outclassed. With Dallas on the brink of elimination, Action Network betting analysts Matt Moore, Raheem Palmer, and Brandon Anderson assess what's in store for Game 4. Can the Mavs overcome their three-point woes in Game 3? Is this a letdown spot for the Warriors with Steph Curry proclaiming Golden State is "playing with house money?"  The Buckets crew debates how to bet the potential closeout game plus, Warriors title futures, Western Conference MVP, and Finals MVP. 

    Heat-Celtics Game 4 Best Bets

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 42:21

    Boston Can't Lose This, Right?! Senior NBA Writer Matt Moore and NBA Betting Analyst Brandon Anderson are here to break down Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Monday night.  Matt felt dumb after Game 2. Brandon doesn't know what to think after Game 3. Now the Celtics face a must-win.  With injuries on both sides, who can you trust, and how do you play the number depending on who's in and who's out?  Is now the time to buy low on the Celtics?  Can you trust Jayson Tatum? And what about Jaylen Brown...Conference Finals MVP?  Tune in for sides, props, and totals for Heat-Celtics, Game 4.

    Heat-Celtics Game 3 Best Bets

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 23:24

    With the Eastern Conference Finals tied up at 1-1, the series goes back to Boston for a pivotal Game 3 matchup. Action Network NBA analysts Raheem Palmer and Brandon Anderson break down how they're betting on Game 3 and beyond.  The Heat stalled out in Game 2. Should Miami bettors be worried? Jimmy Butler's been doing it all, but Bam Adebayo has been a no-show. Plus, they could be without PJ Tucker and Kyle Lowry on Saturday night. Brandon and Raheem put their heads together to figure out what adjustments Miami can make, but both guys are on the Celtics in Game 3.  The duo debate a few different series prices that are worth considering in addition to a team total to back in Game 3.  The Buckets crew will be back on Monday to preview Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals so tune in and follow Raheem and Brandon's bets in the award-winning Action Network app. 

    Mavericks-Warriors Game 2 Best Bets

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 37:19

    The Warriors jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals after a convincing Game 1 victory over the Mavericks. The guys were all over the Dubs in the series opener - primarily due to the Mavs coming off a 7-game series and Golden State's dominance at home throughout the Playoffs.  The Warriors did what the trio thought they would, but Raheem Palmer is starting to doubt his Mavericks. He still likes the Mavs for the series but has he bet it yet? And with the Mavericks offense stalling, how much of that was variance versus the Warriors' stellar defense?  Does the pace suggest an "over" play?  And when is the right time to bet the Warriors to win the title? Matt Moore and Brandon Anderson debate how to bet title futures before and after Game 2. Brandon gives out a few props, including Jordan Poole - a player he expects to have another great performance.  Be sure to download the award-winning action network app and follow our NBA betting analysts for their pre-game and live betting plays.

    NBA Playoffs: Celtics-Heat Game 2 Best Bets

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 40:29

    The Celtics were dominant in the first half but lost Game 1 to the Heat. Nothing has changed for Raheem Palmer and Brandon Anderson on their priors, but the news of Marcus Smart and Al Horford have them treading lightly going into Game 2.  Raheem sees a very specific path for Boston to win the series, Brandon thinks all options are on the table for the Celtics and Matt Moore still doesn't think the Heat are getting enough credit.  Plus a look at the lottery results and how to bet the No.1 overall pick for this year's draft right now. Plus, sides, totals and props on Buckets. You can read Brandon Anderson's draft analysis right here.

    NBA Western Conference Finals Betting Preview + Game 1 Best Bets

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022

    The NBA Western Conference Finals begin on Wednesday, and the Buckets trio is back to discuss the series plus, give their initial thoughts on how to bet Game 1.  Raheem Palmer is here to take a victory lap for prophesizing the Mavericks to beat the Suns and make the conference finals, but he's not done there. Matt Moore thinks Golden State has a significant edge and is willing to bet it, while Brandon Anderson is in the very middle of the debate.  The guys talk sides, props, matchups, totals, and the market to try and decide who comes out on top, the Splash Brothers or the Luka God.

    NBA Eastern Conference Finals Betting Preview + Game 1 Best Bets

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 43:23

    The Celtics got past the Bucks (without Khris Middleton) and take on the Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals --with Game 1 tipping off on Tuesday night. This episode will cover Game 1 and some series angles that you'll want to hop on early. Miami is the 1-seed, with homecourt, and have taken care of business, so the crew likes them in Game 1. After that, though? It gets contentious! Spiciness in the Workshop as Brandon Anderson and Raheem Palmer give the side for Boston and Matt Moore thinks the Heat might be undervalued.  Plus, a Game 1 trend for teams coming off Game 7 you won't want to miss along with sides, totals, props and more in the Workshop.

    NBA Playoffs Game 7 Best Bets I Sunday, May 15

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 29:26

    Home teams win Game 7's. But do they cover? Senior NBA Writer Matt Moore and NBA Betting Analyst Joe Dellera break down the NBA's Game 7's on Sunday.  The under has historically been the play, and Milwaukee-Boston is lining up nicely for it. Will Bud keep playing Grayson Allen despite all evidence indicating he shouldn't?  And what are the prop angles from that? The under trend is even stronger for Suns-Mavs, but the series trends have gone the other way.  Plus, is the public overvaluing Luka Doncic moving this line too much the other way? Sides, totals, props, and Joe's dog, all in our Game 7 Buckets.

    NBA Playoffs Best Bets I Friday, May 13

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022

    Do the Bucks Stop (The Celtics) Here? It's Friday, and the Bucks travel back home for Game 6 and a chance to head to the Eastern Conference Finals for the second year in a row. Action Network betting analysts Matt Moore, Brandon Anderson, and Raheem Palmer (on location) break it all down at the Workshop.  It's victory lapping time for Brandon as the Bucks' Game 5 win pushed the Celtics to the brink. Turns out Game 6 unders are a profitable angle, and it fits the mold of this series. Will Brook Lopez play more or less in Game 6? Will the Bucks let Al Horford and Grant Williams get loose?  Plus, an in-depth look at whether there's value on the Celtics to win the title at 10-1. The Grizzlies-Warriors series has been wonky ever since Steph Curry vowed to "Whoop That Trick." Raheem thinks a first-half angle is golden, while Brandon is going back to the well. And Matt? Well, Matt doesn't know what's going on.  All this, along with props, sides, and totals in the Workshop.

    NBA Playoffs Best Bets I Thursday, May 12

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 32:50

    Can Anyone Win A Road Game?! The Heat and Suns try and close out their series on the road, but Matt Moore isn't having any part of it.  Brandon Anderson is fading Joel Embiid with his hand injury and Harden in a big game moment.  Raheem Palmer likes the dogs, but Matt thinks there are only specific angles to take and Brandon and Matt are both frothing at the mouth for a chance to bet Game 7's.  Sides, props, and totals in the Worskhop. Follow Raheem's picks here.Follow Brandon's picks here.

    NBA Playoffs Best Bets I Wednesday, May 11

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 28:38

    Is Giannis Thanos? Raheem Palmer is headed to Memphis for Game 5. Should he dress for a funeral for the Grizz, or can Memphis climb out of the 3-1 hole? Does the line think Ja Morant is playing or not?  The Bucks lost a tough one in Game 4 and Raheem thinks Boston's in position to surge into the conference finals, but Brandon Anderson has completely flipped on his series read. And Matt Moore? Well, Matt's just happy to be here.  Sides, props, totals and more in the Game 5 Workshop. Follow Raheem's picks here.Follow Brandon's picks here.

    NBA Playoffs Best Bets I Tuesday, May 10

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 34:27

    Are the Mavs and Sixers live for the upset? Matt Moore, Raheem Palmer and Brandon Anderson discuss a pair of Game 5 matchups on Tuesday night.  Raheem is confident that the Sixers are the better team and can beat this Heat team. Matt remains adamant that shooting variance was the differential in games 3 and 4 and trusts Miami to get it done. Brandon is fading the Sixers but won't back the Heat.  The Suns have looked shook and Rah continues to compare them to better teams from history -- while Matt and Brandon are still on Suns island, though the tide's getting awfully high. Rah thinks the Mavericks might win the West and Brandon has an intriguing Same Game Parlay to close out their best bets. All this plus sides, totals and props for Tuesday. Follow Raheem's picks here.Follow Brandon's picks here.

    NBA Playoffs Best Bets I Monday, May 09

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 36:34

    The Buckets crew is back to discuss a couple of Game 4's on Monday.  The Bucks are suddenly up 2-1 over the Celtics without Khris Middleton. Did the Bucks win the swing games they needed to in this series, or can Boston storm back? Brandon, Raheem, and Matt are all backing Bucks team total unders and they debate a few alternate lines at plus odds. The Grizzlies were 20-5 straight up without Ja Morant in the lineup this season and now that he's listed as doubtful, should you now fade the fade of the reaction?  Mind games, sides, props, totals, and more on Buckets. Follow Raheem's picks hereFollow Brandon's picks here

    NBA Playoffs Best Bets | Saturday, May 7th

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 34:55

    Action Network senior NBA writer Matt Moore, professional bettor Raheem Palmer and NBA futures analyst Brandon Anderson are back for another episode of BUCKETS.  - Can the Bucks respond in game 3 at home after getting worked by Boston's defense? - Will Milwaukee's offense ever get going, especially without Middleton for a few games? - Are the Grizzlies live in their series against Golden State?  - Will the Warriors shoot even better at home?  All this and more plus sides, totals, props and best bets for Bucks vs. Celtics and Grizzlies vs. Warriors.  Check out Brandon's guide to Game 3 and the series here. Check out Matt Moore's Series analysis here. Follow Raheem's picks here. Follow Brandon's picks here. And don't forget to subscribe, rate and review for more NBA betting content throughout the playoffs! 

    NBA Playoffs Best Bets | Friday, May 6th

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 42:40

    Action Network senior NBA writer Matt Moore and NBA futures analyst Brandon Anderson are back for another episode of BUCKETS. The Sixers and Mavs face last stands at home. They guys look at how to bet the Sixers if Embiid plays and if he doesn't, what that means for the totals and Tyler Herro props, a look at the historical trends for teams down 2-0 and more. - Can you trust the Suns' shooting to regress? - What gameplan will the Mavs stick to after trying so many looks? - Is Chris Paul human? - Are the Sixers out of options completely?  All this and more plus sides, totals, props and best bets for Heat-Sixers and Suns-Mavericks Game 3's.

    NBA Playoffs Best Bets I Wednesday, May 4th

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 36:21

    Are Sixers and Mavs drawing dead?   Matt Moore, Raheem Palmer, and Brandon Anderson break down Wednesday's matchups between the Mavs/Suns and Sixers/Heat. Phoenix got whatever they wanted versus the Mavericks. Can the Mavericks do anything to cool off the Suns? Matt thinks there are indicators in favor of Dallas, while Brandon has specific props to play for how the Mavericks defended Phoenix.  The Sixers got stomped in Game 1. Is redemption in sight for Sixers backers and will both teams find their shooting strokes after an abysmal start to the series? The guys provide their reasoning for playing the total and a few player props in Game 2.  With no games on Thursday, the crew will be back on Friday to deliver their best bets for Friday's games.

    NBA Playoffs Best Bets I Tuesday, May 3

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 38:35

    Matt Moore, Raheem Palmer, and Brandon Anderson give their best bets for a couple of must-win games for Boston and Memphis.  The Celtics got smacked in Game 1. The trends say that favorites bounce back in this spot, but can they cover the spread against the champs? Plus, the Bucks team total under cashed for the guys, so Brandon and Matt head back to the well.  The Grizzlies had everything (supposedly) go right for them and still lost. Is the series over? Rah thinks the Grizz are live, but Brandon thinks they're cooked. More importantly, what's the value in Game 2?  Best bets on props, sides, and totals in the Workshop.

    NBA Conference Semifinals Betting Preview I Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 45:58

    The second round is here and Matt Moore, Raheem Palmer, and Brandon Anderson are here to break down the series matchups between the Sixers/Heat and Mavs/Suns in the Conference Semifinals. In this episode they'll give their takes on the series as well as best bets for Game 1 on Monday. Joel Embiid is out indefinitely for the Sixers. The crew goes over the line movement and answers the question, “was the move too much, not enough, or just right?” Do the Sixers have options vs. the Heat? Are they live? Can Doc Rivers and James Harden be trusted?  The Mavs take on the Suns and Raheem has reached the moment of truth for his belief in the Mavs' ability to make the WCF run. Matt and Brandon are skeptical of the Mavs offense, but is Dallas live to steal Game 1?  Sides, props, totals, and all sorts of best bets for the second round in the Workshop.

    NBA Conference Semifinals Betting Preview I Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 40:13

    Matt Moore, Raheem Palmer, and Brandon Anderson are stumped on the Eastern Conference series between the Bucks & Celtics but are fiercely divided on Game 1 bets.  History has shown the Bucks/Celtics rivalry leads to overs but the public sides with the under... what's the case for each side of the total? Will the Bucks jumbo lineup cause issues for the Celtics top-ranked defense? Who is going to score outside of Giannis? Jrue Holiday... Grayson Allen...is that enough? With the Grizzlies closing out the Wolves in Game 6, will the Warriors be overly favored in Game 1? The guys give their early leans on that matchup. Plus, they briefly touch on the the Suns, Mavs, and Sixers victories along with their best bets, prop angles, and more for Sunday's games. Be sure to tune in tomorrow where they'll break down the rest of the conference semifinals matchups between with the Heat/Sixers and Suns/Mavs.

    Bucks-Celtics Series Betting Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 36:29

    In a special episode of Buckets, Matt Moore, Raheem Palmer, and Brandon Anderson give an advanced look into betting the Eastern Conference showdown between The Bucks and Celtics.   How much is Khris Middleton worth to the spread? Have the books squeezed all the value from betting the series?  And if so, how do you play it and when?  A look at series props, totals, and angles to play as Milwaukee takes on Boston.

    NBA Playoff Best Bets I Friday, April 29

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 33:42

    Is it time to fade Ja Morant?!! Matt Moore and Brandon Anderson break down Grizzlies-Wolves Game 6 on Friday night. In a weird series, the Wolves have had their chances and missed their shot every time.  Can the Wolves stay alive at home, against all the trends? The duo debates a couple of quarter & 1H bets that are worth making.  Will Towns continue to turn the ball over, and should you bet against Ja Morant's scoring prop?  Sides, totals, props for Wolves-Grizzlies plus reaction to the Bucks and Warriors' series wins on the Workshop.

    NBA Playoffs Best Bets I Thursday, April 28

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 41:52

    Is it time to fade the chokers? Matt Moore, Raheem Palmer, and Brandon Anderson discuss Thursday's three game schedule in the workshop. Will the Sixers right the ship before they crash into the boat and get thrown under the bus again? Is it better just to bet the Raptors to win the series outright?  Can the Mavericks finish off Utah, who seems to be begging to be put out of their misery? The line moves, and then moves again.  Does Raheem still trust the Pels to extend the series or has Phoenix regained control?    Props. Sides. Totals. The Works, on the Workshop. Be sure to tune in tomorrow for Friday's best bets for the NBA.

    NBA Playoffs Best Bets I Wednesday, April 27

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 42:50

    Matt Moore, Raheem Palmer, and Brandon Anderson discuss a suprising early first-round exit and provide their best bets for Wednesday's two game slate. The Nets got swept. Should we have faded Brooklyn more throughout the year? Is Boston the easy bet to win the title?  The Raptors are suddenly back in the series vs. the Sixers. Can they do the impossible and be the first team to come back from 3-0?  The Bulls are banged up. How do you adjust plays on Chicago with Zach LaVine out?  The Warriors can take care of business. Will the Nuggets hang in or are alternate lines on the Warriors the move?  Wednesday's best bets (19 min) All this plus props, titles, sides and more in this edition of the Playoff Workshop.

    NBA Playoffs Best Bets I Tuesday, April 26

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 34:25

    Matt Moore, Raheem Palmer, and Brandon Anderson break down Tuesday's slate of games in the workshop. The Pelicans have evened the series with the Suns, but home teams have historically dominated Game 5. Can the We Pelieve Pelicans pull off a monumental upset in Game 5? And will Raheem actually bet it for once?!  The Grizzlies and Wolves have played even, with a massive collapse as an outlier. Brandon thinks the Wolves have won their last game, but thinks there's value playing both ends of a blowout, while Matt and Raheem are cautious.  The Heat have dominated, but this spot gets tricky for favorites up 3-1. Can Trae Young score? At all?  All this plus sides, totals and props on the Tuesday workshop. Minute markers: Pelicans/Suns - 3 min Timberwolves/Grizzlies - 17 min Hawks/Heat - 30 min The Buckets crew is back again on Wednesday to give their best bets so tap in!

    NBA Playoffs Weekend Takeaways + Best Bets I Monday, April 25

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 60:38

    Matt Moore, Brandon Anderson, and Joe Dellera go through the NBA weekend slate to figure out where they are as a bunch of teams stay alive and the Nets flop over.  Can the Raptors come back from down 3-0?!  Where's the value on a close (and bizarre) Memphis series? Best bets for Monday's games (48 min) Plus, Matt goes off on the Nets, Brandon rails on the books, and Joe? Joe's just happy to bet some props. All this and more on the Workshop. Be sure to tune in tomorrow for the Tuesday workshop and best bets from the Buckets crew.

    NBA Playoffs Weekend Workshop + Best Bets

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 58:29

    Matt Moore, Brandon Anderson, and Raheem Palmer break down everything in the NBA playoffs. Where series prices are, where the value is, and how to bet both games and series.  The Nets are down 0-2, was Matt wrong on his cap for the series?  The Wolves suffered a horrendous collapse, can they recover or is the series over?  Is Boston or Philly the play in the East? Plus, get their best bets (42 min mark) for Saturday's games and their early leans for Sunday.  Make sure to check out the workshop on Monday where the Buckets crew will recap the weekend games and give their best bets for Monday's slate.

    NBA Playoffs Workshop + Best Bets I Friday, April 22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 40:03

    It's Friday night and there are three games on tap tonight in the NBA. Injuries are wreaking havoc but Matt Moore, Brandon Anderson, and Raheem Palmer are here to tell you how to bet the NBA playoffs in response.  Are the Bucks in trouble vs. Chicago without Khris Middleton?  Can the Pelicans pull this off with Devin Booker out?  Which Suns should you target for player props without Booker? Plus, can Atlanta push the Heat and extend the series at home, where they've been way better? All this and more on the Friday workshop. Be sure to check back tomorrow as the Buckets crew previews the weekend games along with some futures bets.

    NBA Playoffs Workshop + Best Bets I Thursday, April 21

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 27:43

    Matt Moore and NBA betting analysts Brandon Anderson and Raheem Palmer break down Thursday's three game slate.  Is Devin Booker's hamstring injury going to shift the entire look of the Western Conference and how do you bet it? The Grizzlies evened the series. Are the Wolves going to howl as dogs or was Game 1 a fluke?  Are the Mavs in the driver's seat for the series and how should you et Luka Doncic's murky status?    Plus, how doomed are the Nuggets? (Spoiler: very doomed.) All this plus best bets, sides, totals, props, futures and more on the Thursday workshop.

    NBA Playoffs Workshop I Wednesday, April 20

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 33:00

    Matt Moore, Brandon Anderson and Raheem Palmer break down Wednesday in the NBA playoffs.  Are the Nets sitting pretty after a tough loss in Game 1 or did Brooklyn throw away their shot? Is the Raptors' problem injuries? Are they just outmatched? And what does that mean for such a small spread in Game 3?  The Bucks continue to do Bucks things. Matt's ready to be hurt again, but all three think there's a way to bet Milwaukee after a disappointing win (?) in Game 1.  Props, sides, totals, and more including Brandon predicting another tough KD game, all in this edition of the Workshop.

    Game 2 Playoffs Workshop I April 19

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 32:09

    Should you trust the Zig-Zag theory for Game 2? Raheem Palmer, Matt Moore, and Brandon Anderson break down Tuesday's three-game slate in the workshop. The Grizzlies were on the bad side of variance in Game 1. Will they snap back to even the series at home? How much does a team's performance on the road in a regular season matter when it comes to the Hawks covering the 7 points to the Heat? Can the Pelicans play better than in Game 1 or are they too far down to cover a big number vs. the mighty Suns?   Props, sides, totals and more on the workshop.

    NBA First-Round Betting Angles After Game 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 62:23

    Matt Moore and Brandon Anderson break down the first weekend of the playoffs with a betting angle off each game.  The Celtics won in so many areas and only beat Brooklyn by one. Is that a good thing or a bad thing for the Nets' chances?  The Wolves pulled off the upset, but can Minnesota keep up the pressure on the Grizzlies?  The Bucks did it again, underperformed and missed open looks but still walked away with the win. Are the Bucks just the team you can bet on but never trust?  Are the Nuggets and Hawks out of their depth?   And what happens to Toronto after their very bad, no good Game 1? All this plus some additional futures angles on the Big Picture.

    NBA Play-In Workshop | Friday, April 15th

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 19:35

    Action Network senior NBA writer Matt Moore is joined by professional bettor Raheem Palmer and NBA futures analyst Brandon Anderson to break down the Friday night play-in games. The Cavaliers take on the Hawks and the Clippers play the Pelicans. The guys dive into sides, totals, and props in both matchups. Can CJ McCollum have another big game for NOLA and upset the Clippers? Will the Hawks completely overwhelm the Cavaliers? Is homecourt advantage accurately included in lines for these play-in games? With this finalizing the 8 seeds, which teams are the 1 seed Suns and Heat rooting for in these games?  If you missed them, check out the guys full break downs of both the Eastern and Western Conference first round series already posted! Subscribe, rate and review for more NBA betting content throughout the playoffs.

    Western Conference First-Round Series Betting Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 63:31

    Action Network senior NBA writer Matt Moore, professional bettor Raheem Palmer and NBA futures analyst Brandon Anderson are back to break down the Western Conference and give best bets for the first round.  Can the Timberwolves knock off the red hot Grizzlies? Will the Warriors dominate the Nuggets? Did Brandon find enough value on the Utah Jazz to bet them?  Will Phoenix have any trouble with either potential 8-seed team? The guys discuss these questions and more, right here on BUCKETS! Subscribe, rate and review for more NBA betting content throughout the playoffs.

    Eastern Conference First-Round Series Betting Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 55:40

    In this episode, Action Network senior NBA writer Matt Moore, NBA futures analyst Brandon Anderson and professional Raheem Palmer break down the Eastern Conference first-round matchups.  Are the Celtics going to dominate the Nets?  Can the Raptors upset the Sixers?  Can Raheem actually bet on Glenn Rivers? How complicated can Brandon make his Bucks-Bulls bet? The guys discuss these questions and more, right here on BUCKETS! Subscribe, rate and review for more NBA betting content throughout the playoffs. 

    NBA Play-In Workshop | Wednesday, April 13th

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 23:18

    Action Network senior NBA writer Matt Moore is joined by professional bettor Raheem Palmer and NBA futures analyst Brandon Anderson to break down the Wednesday night play-in games. The Hawks take on the Hornets and the Spurs play the Pelicans. The guys dive into sides, totals, and props in both matchups.  Who has the edge in Hawks-Hornets?  Who has a bigger game, Trae Young or LaMelo Ball?  Is there value fading two bad defenses? Are the Spurs underrated? Is Dejounte Murray the best player in the Spurs/Pelicans matchup? Will this be Coach Popovich's final game? Subscribe, rate and review for more NBA betting content throughout the playoffs. 

    NBA Play-In Workshop | Tuesday, April 12th

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022

    Action Network senior NBA writer Matt Moore breaks down the conference play-in games with professional bettor Raheem Palmer and props king Brandon Anderson. The guys dive into each matchup and look at their favorite prop angles from both games on Tuesday. The Clippers play the Timberwolves and the Nets take on the Cavaliers.  The Clippers are getting a lot of love, are they too obvious? Can the Wolves find a way to outscore Paul George and company? Is there value on the Nets to... (gulp)... miss the playoffs?  Is the total too high given the Cavs' offensive struggles? Is there value on assists or turnovers for the Nets' superstar duo? The guys discuss these questions and more in this episode of BUCKETS! Subscribe, rate and review for more NBA betting content throughout the playoffs. 

    NBA Playoffs Futures Betting Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 34:39

    Action Network senior NBA writer Matt Moore, professional bettor Raheem Palmer and NBA futures analyst Brandon Anderson are back for another episode of BUCKETS! In this episode, the guys give their first impression of the NBA Playoffs including seeding, play-in games and an early look at the futures market.  Do the Bucks have the easiest road to winning the East? Is there value on the 76ers with their path to the Finals? Can the Nets make a run as a play-in team? Is the West simply a toss-up between Phoenix and Golden State? Is it better to look at a specific team's odds or a specific player's MVP chances? Later in the week the guys will dive deeper into the play-in games and break down each matchup on both the Eastern and Western Conference sides. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review for more NBA betting content throughout the playoffs.

    The Big Picture: Preparing For Playoff Chaos

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 42:16

    Action Network senior NBA writer Matt Moore and NBA futures analyst Brandon Anderson break down the playoff picture going into the final three nights of the season. How do you bet based on what's likely to happen in the bracket? Are the Sixers or Heat a better futures bet? Who makes it out of the West play-in, and if it's not the Suns or Warriors or Grizzlies, who comes out of the West? Eastern Conference [01:50] Western Conference [22:40] Subscribe, rate and review for more NBA betting content heading into the playoffs!

    Thursday Workshop: Tricky Streets

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 17:57

    With the regular season coming to a close, Action Network senior NBA writer Matt Moore, professional bettor Raheem Palmer and NBA analyst Joe Dellera break down the Thursday slate. They give their best bets and discuss a possible rest spot for the Celtics, another chance to fade the Lakers' defense, and a bizarre line in Denver. Game previews iclude Lakers vs. Warriors [01:50], Celtics vs. Bucks [05:30], Grizzlies vs. Nuggets [08:55], 76ers vs. Raptors [11:40] and Spurs vs. Tiberwolves [15:00].  Subscribe, rate and review for more NBA betting content heading into the playoffs! 

    The Big Picture: The Playoff Dark Horses

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 43:53

    With a few pre-season favorites faltering down the stretch, Senior NBA Writer Matt Moore and Action Network betting analysts Brandon Anderson and Raheem Palmer dig into some teams that could surprise this postseason, on the Big Picture. Can the Nets offense carry them to a title? The Clippers are trending towards the play-in but does Paul George (and potentially Norman Powell) give them a shot? Are Cavs sunk, and how should you bet them for better or worse?  Is Atlanta ready to pull off another unlikely run?  And once more, with feeling, are the Lakers really done this time?     The Buckets crew is back tomorrow to preview Wednesday's NBA slate so tune in to hear their best bets and breakdown prior to tip-off!

    The Big Picture: MVP Flip

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 29:55

    Matt Moore brings on Raheem Palmer and Brandon Anderson to go around the league.  Raheem thinks the Sixers are live against the Bucks, but Matt doesn't think there will be value. Brandon thinks parity in the East is overstated. Then, the trio discuss the ESPN MVP Strawpoll and its impact on the odds. What's the best way to bet the race this late in the season, and is there value on Giannis for a huge comeback? This and more on the Big Picture. The fantasy basketball season is wrap but tune in on Monday for a special edition of the Workshop, where Matt Moore and Raheem Palmer break down Monday's slate of games. 

    Thursday Workshop: A Bucks-Nets Showdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 26:10

    It's Thursday and the Association has five games on deck for tonight. With the season winding down and books getting tighter, the Buckets crew will talk through their best bets in the Workshop. Professional bettor Raheem Palmer sees a huge slate in the NBA and says “Let's bet the Hawks!”NBA analyst Joe Dellera thinks the Clippers-Bulls line is fishy and Matt Moore wonders if the Bucks will keep allowing tons of three's versus the Nets.  The three break down the entire Thursday night NBA slate - including who you can trust between the Jazz and the Lakers without LeBron and most likely, AD. Be sure to check out the Big Picture on Friday with Matt Moore and Brandon Anderson as they discuss the rollercoaster MVP race. A recent straw poll was released by ESPN and there's still time to bet on Jokic. Tune in to hear why, on BUCKETS!

    Wednesday Workshop: Braving Fading the Raptors

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 19:55

    Matt Moore breaks down the Wednesday slate in the NBA with professional bettor Raheem Palmer.  The Wolves are dogs on the road vs. Toronto.  Is the wrong team favored or will the Raptors once again pull out the win vs. a good team?  Will Heat-Celtics be a slugfest or a barnburner?  Matt's not really going to bet the MAGIC is he?  All that and more on the Workshop. Be sure to tune into the Thursday Workshop tomorrow, live at 7 pm ET on the Action Network YouTube channel. Lets get buckets!

    The Big Picture: The Wild Wild West

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 31:51

    Matt Moore, professional bettor Raheem Palmer and NBA futures analyst Brandon Anderson break down the latest news in the NBA.  Is the Miami implosion real? Do the Heat's woes and the injury to Robert Wililams open up value for someone else in the East? Are the Lakers dead yet? And then the Big Picture, they break down the Western Conference playoff race - where the value is on the teams depending on who finishes where in the bracket.  Are the Mavericks live to win the West?  Who can beat Phoenix?  What about the Warriors?  This and more and Buckets.  Get an early lean on Wednesday's 11-game slate on the Workshop, live on the Action Network YouTube channel at 7 pm ET on Tuesday. 

    Week 23 Fantasy Lookahead

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 18:58

    Congratulations to all those that made it to the Championship round of the fantasy basketball playoffs. Adam Koffler sends his best from Australia but fellow fantasy basketball analyst Dan Titus is here to break down everything you need to know to bring home a fantasy basketball title.  Make sure to priortize streaming on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday this week. Those days have the lightest slates with only five games.  The Bulls open the week on Monday playing three games in four nights and join the Sixers and Nets as the only teams that play on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. If there are any Cavs floating on your waiver wires, give them a look as well since they play FIVE games this week.  Titus runs through his favorite streaming options this week and provide some strategic advice to help you capitalize on those streamers. And remember, it takes just five categories to win a week, don't fret over those categories you aren't competitive in. Make the strategic moves necessary to get you over the top. Understand your competition, maximize the number of games played and let's get this 'ship!!  To take advantage of PrizePicks' $100 deposit match offer, click this link: https://app.prizepicks.com/sign-up?invite_code=Action10&utm_source=Action+Network&utm_medium=Affiliates&utm_campaign=Action+Network The Buckets crew is back on Tuesday with the Big Picture. Tune in and LETS GET BUCKETS!

    The Big Picture: Can You Buy The Nets?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 40:48

    Action Network NBA betting analysts Matt Moore and Brandon Anderson go over the latest stories in the NBA.  Is the Miami Heat's timeout altercation a sign that they're falling apart, or a spark that can push them through to the next level?  Can Chicago make any noise in the playoffs or are they who we thought they were? Then, the Nets lose to the Grizzlies (without Ja). But they're still third-favorite to win the title... but why? The two go deep to figure out how much of their season is the roster, how much is the various bad “luck” they've suffered, and what a playoff run for them really looks like? Is there EV on them at +500 to win the title, or are the Nets going to have to prove it to us first?  All this and more on Buckets. And if you're still in the fantasy playoffs heading into Week 23, you don't want to miss the Week 23 Lookahead where Dan Titus and Adam Koffler break down the schedule and waivers you'll need to win your league. Be sure to tune in on Monday!

    Thursday Workshop: Navigate The Slate

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 15:58

    Thursday presents a tricky five-game slate in the NBA but Matt Moore has fellow Action Network NBA analysts Joe Dellera and Raheem Palmer to guide you through it.  They settle on: The Cavs-Raptors total in an Eastern Conference game with big stakes  A play on the Bulls taking on the Pelicans  How to bet Suns and Nuggets with Suns playing their third game in four nights  Be sure to check the injury reports since there's a lot of rest potential for the Bucks, Suns, and Grizzlies on Thursday night.  And, be sure to check out the Big Picture on Friday with Matt Moore and Brandon Anderson. They'll be discussing the narrow MVP race that continues to up for grabs.

    Wednesday Workshop: The Warriors Are A Crashing Stock

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 23:44

    Matt Moore and professional bettor Raheem Palmer break down their best bets for Wednesday's 11-game slate.  The Warriors are without Steph Curry and suffered an embarrassing loss to the Orlando Magic on Tuesday. Can they hang in versus the Heat on a 3rd in 4 nights back to back? Plus: Jazz at Celtics Suns at Wolves Kings at Pacers Nets at Grizzlies  Be sure to check-in with the Buckets crew tomorrow for the Thursday Workshop where Matt Moore, Raheem Palmer and Joe Dellera discuss their leans for Thursday's five-game schedule.

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