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The Action Network’s Chief Content Officer Chad Millman is joined by professional sports gambler Simon Hunter to discuss the biggest topics in betting.Every Tuesday, they are joined by luminaries from the world of sports and sports betting world to deliver the smartest and most entertaining gambling talk out there.Every Thursday, Chad invites a new panel of guests to enter the Thursday Thunderdome®, where they compete against his co-host Simon in the most celebrated sports betting trivia show in podcast history.

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    The Favorites - NFC East Betting Preview with Ross Tucker

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 39:24

    NFL veteran-turned-media personality Ross Tucker joins Action Network gambling experts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter for a dive into the NFC East. Tucker is an expert on this division, with two stops within the NFC East during a seven-year NFL career, plus his current job as an analyst for the Philadelphia Eagles. Plus, he's the co-host of the sports betting podcast "Even Money," so he's happy to expound on his favorite division odds and season win totals from Dallas to New York and everywhere in between. He provides some great advice about how to approach your high school reunion... if you can find a way to play for the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day. #HerdSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites - AFC East Betting Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 31:14

    The Super Bowl favorite Buffalo Bills are atop the preseason AFC East odds board, and today's guest Tim Graham is no stranger to life in Buffalo. He's a senior writer for The Athletic, with a decades-long journalism resume that includes stints at ESPN, the Palm Springs Post and the Buffalo News, which has made him one of the most connected, pragmatic and well-respected voices not only in the annals of Western NY sports media but across the entire AFC East.  Together with our Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter, the trio discusses the Patriots and Dolphins attempt to dethrone the Bills, the Jets quest towards relevance, and so much more. #HerdSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites - The "Toughest" Part of Betting

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 36:41

    Today's guest is Steve Magness, a performance expert, coach and author of the new book "Do Hard Things."  He's coached some of the top distance runners in the world, and literally wrote the book on the subject. But his newest book asks its readers to re-think how they perceive the prevailing model of toughness and its mentality of fear, false bravado, and hiding weakness.  Sports betting is famously an environment filled with false bravado and weakness hiding as strength. It is a pursuit loaded with mental pitfalls some never overcome. That's why Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter dig deep with Steve to learn the lessons in his book, and draw parallels between mentally coaching yourself to outcomes and the sometimes nauseating pursuit of sports betting success.  As Steve writes, “real toughness is experiencing discomfort or distress, leaning in, paying attention, and creating space to take thoughtful action. It's navigating discomfort to make the best decision you can.”  #HerdSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites - AFC & NFC North Betting Previews

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 51:45

    Our exhaustive division-by-division NFL betting previews begins at the top of the map, as Action Network's Chad Millman and Simon Hunter welcome back their colleague Chris Raybon to discuss the AFC and NFC North. Are the Ravens a team to fade at current prices? Are the Steelers a team ready to surprise? And is a new coach just the answer the Minnesota Vikings have been waiting for? All this and so much more, plus a clip from America's most treasured film: Con Air. #HerdSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites - NFL Preseason + 2022 Player Props

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 30:11

    Actual NFL games return this week with the 2022 season kickoff Hall of Fame Game, a sloppy preseason spectacle only a gambler could love. The annual rite of summer is the perfect time for Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter to bring on Chris Raybon, an expert in NFL player projections and betting NFL preseason games. Chris is also the co-host of the Fantasy Flex podcast, where he and Action's Director of Predictive Analytics Sean Koerner have developed some of the most accurate NFL player projections in the world. Today our trio goes through what every fan needs to know before wagering on the preseason, plus the best 2022 player props to lock in now before the season starts. Is it time to fade Baker Mayfield? #HerdSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites - Our Gambling Movie Pantheon

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 39:25

    What are the top gambling movies of all-time? A friend of the podcast returns to help us decide.  Michael Lasker is a true Hollywood insider, a top talent manager at Mosaic in Los Angeles and was recently named one of the 40 Most Powerful People in Comedy by the Hollywood Reporter. Most importantly, he's a huge film buff and legitimate Oscars savant.  Along with Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter, they discuss their best and worst gambling films of all time, along with who they believe best depicted the reality of betting. Plus, Lasker sheds some light on the more obscure 1992 film Diggstown, a boxing movie that still holds up. #HerdSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites - Guest Jimmy Traina

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 35:01

    Today's guest Jimmy Traina has spent over 20 years as a writer/producer at SI.com, becoming one of the most widely-respected names in sports media today. Both his daily column Traina Thoughts and his weekly Sports Illustrated Media Podcast episodes are mandatory consumption for those eager to understand the evolving landscape of sports media.  Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter pepper Jimmy with questions about the ManningCast, the impact of sports betting on modern sports broadcasting, and more. But first, the longtime bettor makes his stance as fervently "pro-gambling" crystal clear. #HerdSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites - UFC Betting with Chris Weidman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 46:50

    It's not everyday we're joined by a four-time champion, but today we're lucky enough to welcome "The All-American" Chris Weidman, former UFC middleweight titleholder. Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter, along with UFC betting expert Sean Zerillo, hit Chris with questions about his comeback status from a devastating leg break last year, his abilities as a MMA bettor, his acting career on "Kevin Can Wait" and so much more. Plus, Chad is once again forced to confront the greatness of Nassau County, this time via an athlete's superior resting heart rate. #Herd See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites - QB Analysis with Jordan Palmer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 50:30

    Former NFL quarterback Jordan Palmer has become the go-to QB coach for prospective NFL starters, utilizing the knowledge he gained during his professional career to establish the elite training camp QB Summit, where his recent trainees have included Josh Allen, Joe Burrow, and Trevor Lawrence, among many others. Palmer provides fascinating answers to Action hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter about players like Derek Carr and Russell Wilson, offers insight into why so many teams whiff at developing the position, and what it's like to be the greatest quarterback in the history of the UTEP Miners. #Herd See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites - Guest Tiki Barber

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 43:35

    One of the greatest New York Giants of all-time, friend of the podcast Tiki Barber joins Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter to talk about about Russell Wilson, the value of teamwork, his reality show athletic prowess, a new partnership with Knights of Degen and so much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites - July NFL Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 33:49

    Baker Mayfield is now a Carolina Panther, and NFL questions have been streaming in for Action Network Chief Content Officer Chad Millman and his pro gambler co-host Simon Hunter. So together they wade through questions about the Panthers prospects in the NFC South, MVP longshots, Patrick Mahomes as a poker player, the worst stadium name in the NFL and so much more. #Herd See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites - New Mailbag Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 26:25

    Our intrepid Action Network hosts Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter receive tons of questions during the NFL season and beyond. Today we continue our effort to answer as many of them as possible with an all-new mailbag episode of the show. But before the fellas dive into listener queries, first they welcome on Action's predictive analytics experts Sean Koerner and Nick Giffen for another round of America's most beloved math-based podcast segment: What Are The Odds? This time they tackle the most unlikely hole-in-one in recorded human history. #Herd See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites - NFL Fantasy Update

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 51:06

    NFL Training Camps are a month away, but that won't stop us from diving headfirst towards the pylon on NFL fantasy enlightenment with Action Network fantasy expert Chris Raybon. He joins host Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter to dive into the biggest differences his rankings are showing in relation to current Average Draft Position across the major skill positions of quarterback, running back and wide receiver. Plus, we hear his take on players with the highest ceilings heading into the 2022 NFL season. #Herd See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites - Betting Politics

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 29:45

    Are you a news junkie? Do you wish you could bet on election outcomes or world events? Today's guest Alex "Keendawg" Keeney is an expert in doing just that. He joins Action Network hosts Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter to discuss the world of online prediction markets, and how thousand of traders invest millions of dollars in markets as diverse as the next GOP presidential nominee to the margin of victory in a mayoral primary. Keeney is the founder of Star Spangled Gamblers and host of their popular podcast, which has become the leading source of information about political prediction markets. Prior to founding SSG, Alex was a screenwriter in Hollywood, a policy advisor in the U.S. House of Representatives, and a marketing executive for Jordan Belfort, better known as the real Wolf of Wall Street. Follow him on Twitter @keendawg #Herd See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites - NBA Draft Betting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 41:59

    The Warriors have again been crowned as NBA Champions, so now gamblers can turn their attention to the NBA event of the summer: the NBA Draft! Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter welcome on their colleagues Matt Moore and Brandon Anderson to discuss the ways they are approaching betting the event, with loads of intrigue -- and value -- remaining for the top 3 picks and beyond. #Herd See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites - Stanley Cup Finals Betting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 34:18

    Lord Stanley's sacred cup is on the line, and after a thrilling Game 1 overtime game in the Stanley Cup Finals our Action Network co-hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter invite NHL betting expert Michael Leboff back to the show to discuss the best ways to bet the series. Plus, we here tales of Leboff's one-time political "career," his heroic police detective brother, and much more. Plus, producer Matt Mitchell provices a follow-up from a recent What Are The Odds segment contributor.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites - US Open Betting Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 36:37

    One of golf's most hallowed events returns to Brookline, Massachusetts for the first time this millennium, and here to break it down from a betting perspective is Action Network golf expert Jason Sobel. He joins hosts Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter to discuss his favorites outrights, top-10s and longshots. Plus, he provides an update on the PGA TOUR vs LIV update, as the shockwaves continue to be felt throughout the golf world. #Herd See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Gambling Movies with 'Hustle' Writer Will Fetters

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 43:43

    Adam Sandler's new film "Hustle" debuted on Netflix this week, so Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter invited a longtime friend of the show back to discuss it. Oscar-nominated screenwriter Will Fetters co-wrote and executive produced "Hustle," the story of a down-on-his-luck NBA scout chasing his dream. Together Will discusses what it was like writing the movie (described by Chad as "a love letter to Philadelphia"), working with Adam Sandler, and so much more. Later, they discuss their favorite gambling movies of all-time. #Herd See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites - NBA Finals Betting Update

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 32:45

    The NBA Finals heads to a pivotal Game 3! Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter welcome on colleague Matt Moore along with Jason Timpf, host of the Hoops Tonight podcast on The Volume podcast network, to update them on how the series has played out thus far. What should bettors be wary of heading into Game 3? Are there any numbers to grab now prior to Wednesday night? And who has become the best bet for Finals MVP after two games? #Herd See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites - Special Mailbag Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 44:40

    Questions have been pouring in for Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter, so we've put together our favorites for a special mailbag edition of the podcast. Together Chad and Simon answer questions about bankroll management, how to spot a loser in the sportsbook, who would win in a "Freaky Friday situation" and so much more. Plus, another round of "What Are The Odds" with beloved predictive analyst Nick Giffen! #Herd See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites - NBA Finals Betting Guide

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 51:17

    It all comes down to this! The long grind has delivered gamblers a great NBA Finals matchup, with the favored Golden State Warriors facing the underdog Boston Celtics. With Game 1 looming on Thursday night, Action Network host Chad Millman and his professional gambler best friend Simon Hunter welcome Action NBA senior writer Matt Moore and betting expert Chris Raybon to the program to break it all down. What are the best ways to bet Game 1? Are the Celtics worth a shot at the current series price? What Finals MVP longshots are worth grabbing? All this and so much more as the last games of the NBA tipoff this week. #Herd See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites - The Battle For Legal Sports Betting

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 35:24

    The federal ban on sports betting was struck down by the Supreme Court 4 years ago this month. Since that decision, nearly half of all states and Washington D.C. now permit legal sports betting in some form. To get a summary of all the legislative flury that's taken place since 2018 and to hear insights on the legal road ahead, hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter invite on Action Network industry reporter Sam McQuillan (@Sam_McQuill) to the show. Sam provides the latest news on where the latest legalization efforts stand in California, Florida and across America.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites - NFL Schedule 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 36:28

    The NFL recently released its complete schedule for the 2022 season, so Action Network Chief Content Officer Chad Millman and his pro gambling best friend Simon Hunter look up and down the season-long slate to highlight teams and matchups worth further investigation. How did the NFL Draft and the schedule release impact their feelings on win totals and division, conference or Super Bowl futures? More importantly, will an affluent listener invite them to his or her Soldier Field suite for the Eagles vs. Bears game Week 15? #Herd See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites - Preakness and MLB Betting Update

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 38:48

    The second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown is this Saturday with the 147th Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, Maryland. Action Network senior writer Sean Zerillo joins his boss Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter to discuss betting on the race from every angle. Later, they dive into Sean's real passion: Major League Baseball. Simon peppers Sean with loads of questions about the season thus far,  including dead balls, run totals, and fading the New York Yankees. #Herd See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites - NBA Conference Finals Betting Guide

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 46:59

    The NBA playoffs are heating up, so Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter of Action Network welcome on two NBA experts to break down the semifinal round. The Boston Celtics take on the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals and the Golden State Warriors tip off against the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference Finals. These two matchups that are sure to delight fans and gamblers alike, so Action Network analyst Brandon Anderson and Jason Timpf of The Volume Podcast Network's Lakers Tonight podcast provide their analysis on both series and how to approach them from a betting perspective.  But first, we debut our newest segment: What Are The Odds? Listeners submitted their wildest coincidences and circumstances. We've selected one and invited on Action's predictive analytics team to break it down from a mathematical perspective. Today's maiden voyage takes us on a journey involving the Dallas Cowboys, Ric Flair, and his famous chop. #Herd What Are The Odds Segment - 4 min Western Conference Finals - 11 min Eastern Conference Finals - 35 min See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites - AFC Team Betting Updates

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 41:24

    Picking up from last episode, Action Network betting experts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter review all that's happened since the NFL Draft and break it all down, team by team. In this episode they go through every division in the AFC, discussing which teams are rising and which are falling... and most importantly who has betting value right away. Are the Miami Dolphins worth a shot? Why would anybody bank on the Cleveland Browns? And are the Las Vegas Raiders the best value in the conference to win their division? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites - NFC Team Betting Updates

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 41:30

    The NFL Draft dust has settled, and Action Network betting experts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter are here to break it all down, team by team. In this episode they go through every division in the NFC, discussing which teams are rising and which are falling... and most importantly who has betting value right away. Are Kliff Kingsbury and the Cardinals worth the risk? Can the Rams repeat as champions? And what was the best part of Action's big pre-Draft party in Las Vegas? #Herd See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites - Kentucky Derby Betting Guide

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 24:06

    "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports" is this Saturday, and here to help us bet on the 148th renewal of the Kentucky Derby is Action Network contributor and TVG reporter Andie Biancone. Action hosts Chad Millman and his pro gambler bestie Simon Hunter pepper Andie with questions about all the happenings at Churchill Downs, including the importance of post position, track conditions, and so much more. We hear her favorite betting tips for the Derby, including why a horse's post-race randiness can be an indicator of Triple Crown success. #Herd See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites - Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 37:39

    The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup begins this week as the NHL's best compete for the most prestigious trophy in North American sports. Join Action Network's Chad Millman and Simon Hunter to discuss how to approach it from a betting perspective is Action hockey editor Michael Leboff, one of the most passionate NHL bettors anywhere. He takes hockey novice Chad through the intricacies of betting on playoff hockey, before the group delves into the best hockey movies of all-time. Can the Boston Bruins win it all? Will a Canadian team break the Stanley Cup drought? Will Leboff pass away if the Maple Leafs make the Finals? All this and so much more. #Herd See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast - Last Minute NFL Draft Bets

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 29:08

    With the first pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars are practically on the clock! Action Network Chief Content Officer Chad Millman returns with his closest companion Simon Hunter to discuss all their last-minute bets for this Las Vegas spectacle Thursday night, along with all the intrigue and posturing that goes along with it! Together they speed through some picks and mock drafting advice, and get you ready to profit all Draft long. #Herd See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast - NFL Draft Expert Scott Smith

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 33:16

    The NFL Draft goes live in Las Vegas on Thursday night, so to help project how the first round will play out we welcome on Scott Smith, an Action Network contributor and one of the most accurate NFL mock drafters in the last five years. Along with guest host Brendan Glasheen and pro gambler Simon Hunter, the trio previews the wild markets moves seen across the board thus far and gives out their favorite bets as the first round looms. #Herd See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast - College Football Spring Best Bets w/ Collin Wilson

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 27:09

    The biggest spring practices are a wrap, and that means Action college football betting expert Collin Wilson is ready to give out his favorite way-too-early bets of the 2022 college football season. Action hosts Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter ask Collin about his College Football Playoff bets, his Heisman handicapping, thoughts on LSU under Brian Kelly and so much more.  Plus, if you're in Las Vegas next week for the NFL Draft, don't forget to RSVP at the link below to Action Network's free pre-party at Circa's Stadium Swim in downtown Las Vegas. https://www.actionnetwork.com/press/action-nfl-draft-pre-party #Herd See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast - NFL Draft Betting w/ Matthew Freedman

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 36:42

    The NFL Draft is approaching! And to kickoff our first of three betting episodes covering the most exciting days of the NFL offseason, Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter welcome FantasyPros head of content and mock draft maven Matthew Freedman to the show. Together the trio discuss the draft prop bets they're currently making, speculate on where the top quarterbacks will land, and so much more. Plus, for those in Las Vegas for the NFL Draft next week, follow this link to RSVP for Action Network's free Happy Hour in downtown Vegas on April 27th! https://www.actionnetwork.com/press/action-nfl-draft-pre-party Hope to see you there! #Herd See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    NBA Playoffs with Colin Cowherd | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 32:54

    With the NBA taking center stage this week, Chad Millman and Simon Hunter of Action Network welcome on The Volume's bossman Colin Cowherd to chat about all things interesting in "the Association," including LeBron's legacy, the Philadelphia 76ers, and why Colin doesn't talk about MLB. Plus, if Simon, Chad and Colin had a spare $500 million, how would they invest it? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    NBA Playoffs Best Bets | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 36:49

    Pro gambler Simon Hunter of Action Network isn't afraid to call himself a Philadelphia 76ers fan, despite his taste for sharp bets. So we've invited on Action senior NBA writer Matt Moore and Jason Timpf of the Lakers Tonight podcast to talk all things betting in the NBA as the league turns its attention to postseason action. Together they break down the Eastern and Western Conference contenders and pretenders, and discuss who has what it takes in the first round and beyond. #Herd See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Top 10 QBs to Bet On with Colin Cowherd | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 46:25

    When it comes to NFL quarterbacks, some have it and some don't. Nobody knows that better than gamblers. And sometimes a simple difference in signal-callers can tip the scales when it comes to choosing a side. So today, Action Network Chief Content Officer Chad Millman and his pro gambler sidekick Simon Hunter welcome on Volume kingpin Colin Cowherd to discuss the characteristics they most prize in an NFL QB, as each builds a Top 10 list of QBs they trust with their money. Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen make the list easily... but what about recent Super Bowl champion Matt Stafford? Lamar Jackson? And Is Russell Wilson a slam dunk? They guys break this all down, plus the QBs that will NEVER make their respective lists, in a fun, free-flowing episode sure to ignite debate. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Bettor's Guide to The Masters | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 44:54

    The most mythical of professional golf's four majors, The Masters is an annual rite of spring for golf fans and golf gamblers alike. Today Action Network hosts Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter welcome Action golf expert Jason Sobel onto the program to cover it all. Together they go through the latest on Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka and the other heavyweights in the field, plus discussions on Phil Mickelson, first round leader bets, finishing position plays and so much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    MLB Season Best Bets | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 43:36

    Opening Day is almost here, and our dedicated Action Network team wants YOU to profit all season long. That's why Chad Millman and his pro gambler sidekick Simon Hunter invited Action baseball editor (and Baseball Prospectus alum) Collin Whitchurch and senior writer Sean Zerillo to the show this week. Together the tandem give their favorite picks for the upcoming 2022 Major League Baseball season, and celebrate the launch of the latest Action podcast PAYOFF PITCH. Next week Collin and his Payoff Pitch crew will break down every MLB division, plus betting picks for MLB slates every Tuesday and Friday morning all season long. On today's episode, Chad and Simon learn about the best World Series futures to buy, season win totals to bet, and even some statistical leader longshots to hit before the season swings into action next week! So check out Payoff Pitch wherever you like to listen! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/payoff-pitch/id1615600022 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3PKYHfrB9PW57vZQNKTgxH iHeart: https://iheart.com/podcast/94495831/ And good luck this MLB season! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Final Four Betting Guide | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 32:43

    College basketball blue bloods square off this weekend, and here to break it all down from a betting perspective are Action Network college hoops experts Stuckey and BJ Cunningham. Host Chad Millman and his pro gambler sidekick Simon Hunter probe their guests for gambling angles for a legendary Duke vs. UNC game, plus a Villanova vs Kansas contest that boasts plenty of intrigue of its own. We get the latest injury updates, plus leans on the totals, and a deep dive in Coach K "appreciation" from BJ and Simon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Your Gambling Guide to the Sweet 16 | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 46:11

    March Madness moves to its second exhilarating weekend, and Action Network's Chad Millman and his pro gambler co-host Simon Hunter welcome on their colleagues Stuckey and BJ Cunningham to break it all down, fresh from their appearance on the Big Bets On Campus podcast. The Sweet 16 has blue bloods and longshots alike, with Gonzaga, Kansas, Villanova and Arizona all still alive. Plus, we hear about the chances 15-seed St. Peter's has to advance to the Elite 8 and beyond. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Oscars Betting Preview with Michael Lasker | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 52:04

    Hollywood's biggest night is this Sunday, so Chad Millman and Simon Hunter of Action Network are joined once again by beloved Hollywood talent manager Michael Lasker to cover all things betting for the Academy Awards. Lasker, recently named one of the 40 Most Powerful People In Comedy by the Hollywood Reporter, skillfully shares his POV on betting markets across the major categories, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. He also proves once again that nobody knows the Oscars better, as he gleefully lists every nominee and winner in any major category throughout Oscars history... on command. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    March Madness First Round Betting Guide PART 2 | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 38:33

    The best gambling event of the spring is upon us! And to get everybody ready, Action Network's own Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter go through every game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with the help of their colleague BJ Cunningham. In this episode, they go game-by-game through the Friday slate, touching on every matchup from a betting perspective in order of tip-off time. Should we unload on Davidson? Is Colgate the underdog everyone will be talking about this weekend? And is this Coach K's final weekend of basketball? All this and more, So sit back, listen up and enjoy the Madness! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    March Madness First Round Betting Guide PART 1 | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 46:04

    March Madness is here! To celebrate, Action Network's own Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter go through every game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with the help of their colleague BJ Cunningham. In this episode, they go game-by-game through the Thursday slate, touching on every matchup from a betting perspective in order of tip-off time. Is Colorado State live? Is Baylor worth fading? And how confident should gamblers feel about San Diego State? All this and more, followed by our Part 2 episode giving all of Friday's games the same treatment. So sit back, listen up and enjoy the Madness! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Gambler's Guide To NFL Free Agency | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 58:20

    NFL free agency kicks off next week, so Action Network's Chad Millman and professional bettor Simon Hunter welcome colleague Chris Raybon to the show to break it all down. We've had Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson and Carson Wentz make headlines this week, and the wide ripple effects of quarterback moves continues to be felt across the league. What teams are primed to make moves this offseason? Who are stuck in cap hell? What teams offer value to bettors at the moment, and where could we see movement? Together the guys discuss the league from top to bottom, and Simon offers some encouraging words on the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars' chances in 2022. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    College Basketball Conference Tournament Best Bets | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 49:11

    With Selection Sunday looming, Action Network's Chad Millman and Simon Hunter welcome on college basketball betting experts Stuckey and BJ Cunningham to discuss all the gambling angles for this week's major conference tournaments. From the SEC to the Big Ten and everything in between, the guys give their favorite futures plays in the conferences bettors care about, including players to watch and longshots to pounce on. Later this week we'll return to talk NFL Free Agency with Chris Raybon, and which NFL futures to bet before lines shift. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Sports Betting Mailbag Part 2 | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 29:30

    After professional sports bettor Simon Hunter bared his soul on Tuesday describing his journey from wee English lad to hardened New Jersey gambler, Action Network host Chad Millman invites him once again to respond to our listeners most frequent questions. Together they cover popular sports betting topics, including touts, chasing, habits to avoid, books to read and so much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Sports Betting Mailbag Part 1 | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 35:15

    After receiving thousands of questions during the NFL season, Action Network's Chad Millman and professional sports bettor Simon Hunter finally sit down to answer a few of our listeners' most burning inquiries in this special two-part episode. Today, Simon describes his journey from the blue collar English town of Burnley to living in America as a full-time NFL bettor, and everything in between. We also hear about Simon and Chad's biggest wins and losses as bettors and how Simon was tested early in the world of sports betting. Then on Thursday, we'll return to cover good betting habits, what makes a tout a tout, and so much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    NFL Combine with Matthew Freedman | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 37:39

    The first event of the NFL offseason begins on March 1st in Indianapolis, as NFL coaches and executives gather for the annual NFL Combine. Agents and more than 300 draft-eligible players descend on the Hoosier State, jockeying for draft position through a gauntlet of physical and mental tests. Together Chad Millman and Simon Hunter of the Action Network discuss the betting implications of this annual talent showcase, and are joined by NFL Draft expert (and former Action Network stalwart) Matthew Freedman of FTN. They cover top pick and first QB props, who has the most to gain in Indy, Kenny Pickett's thumb and so much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    NBA MVP Best Bets w/ Jason Timpf and Matt Moore | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 39:56

    The NFL season may be over, but the sports betting season never sleeps! As Action Network honcho Chad Millman toils away in chilly Connecticut, he's joined as always by his professional sports bettor co-host Simon Hunter, who is sunning his pale British buns in beautiful Cozumel, Mexico. Together they welcome two NBA experts for a rousing conversation about the betting state of the NBA season thus far. Jason Timpf, host of The Volume's Lakers Tonight podcast, chats up Action's senior NBA writer (and former NBA MVP voter) Matt Moore as they dive into the best ways to bet NBA title and MVP futures, LeBron's chances of a title this year, and so much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Analytics vs Expertise with Author Chris Jones | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 46:16

    Host Chad Millman describes today's guest as "possibly the greatest magazine writer of his generation." He's gushing about his longtime friend and colleague Chris Jones, now the author of a new book titled The Eye Test: A Case for Human Creativity in the Age of Analytics. With co-host Simon Hunter off on a well-deserved vacation, Chad and Chris discuss the book and its argument for human inputs of experience and "embodied analysis" in an era where data has been treated as infallible. In a spirited discussion, Chad also applies the book's many lessons and anecdotes to the world of sports and sports betting. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Super Bowl Betting Review | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 36:34

    The confetti has fallen, and the Los Angeles Rams are Super Bowl champions. But bettors of the Bengals +4 are the ultimate winners from last night's game, with Joe Burrow and Company giving it everything they had to cover the spread. Chad Millman and Simon Hunter recap all the bets they made on the big game, and reflect on what the game said about both teams now and moving forward. Plus, we get a sneak preview of Super Bowl futures bets to make for the 2022 NFL season, and so much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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