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Sports fans around the world place bets on the games they love, every week. It’s an exhilarating and rewarding experience unless, of course, you’re not getting the right advice. Introducing...The Favorites. Three times a week—Monday, Wednesday, and Friday—Action's Chief Content Officer Chad Millman -- along with ex-NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz, former MLB All-Star catcher Paul Lo Duca, professional gambler BlackJack Fletcher and bookmaker Bob Scucci -- break down the angles, the markets and the numbers driving the loudest parallel conversation in sports. On Mondays, it’s Paul, Geoff and Chad, building a nine team parlay. Mid-week, it’s Chad and Scooch, talking about what games the sharps are on, and on Friday, Blackjack and Chad choose five games for the Westgate SuperContest. To win...or to cover? That is the question. And by the weekend, there's no question you will have the answers.

Sports fans around the world place bets on the games they love, every week. It’s an exhilarating and rewarding experience unless, of course, you’re not getting the right advice. Introducing...The Favorites. Three times a week—Monday, Wednesday, and Friday—Action's Chief Content Officer Chad Millman -- along with ex-NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz, former MLB All-Star catcher Paul Lo Duca, professional gambler BlackJack Fletcher and bookmaker Bob Scucci -- break down the angles, the markets and the numbers driving the loudest parallel conversation in sports. On Mondays, it’s Paul, Geoff and Chad, building a nine team parlay. Mid-week, it’s Chad and Scooch, talking about what games the sharps are on, and on Friday, Blackjack and Chad choose five games for the Westgate SuperContest. To win...or to cover? That is the question. And by the weekend, there's no question you will have the answers.
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Sports fans around the world place bets on the games they love, every week. It’s an exhilarating and rewarding experience unless, of course, you’re not getting the right advice. Introducing...The Favorites. Three times a week—Monday, Wednesday, and Friday—Action's Chief Content Officer Chad Millman -- along with ex-NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz, former MLB All-Star catcher Paul Lo Duca, professional gambler BlackJack Fletcher and bookmaker Bob Scucci -- break down the angles, the markets and the numbers driving the loudest parallel conversation in sports. On Mondays, it’s Paul, Geoff and Chad, building a nine team parlay. Mid-week, it’s Chad and Scooch, talking about what games the sharps are on, and on Friday, Blackjack and Chad choose five games for the Westgate SuperContest. To win...or to cover? That is the question. And by the weekend, there's no question you will have the answers.

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Episodes

Wob on Finals + Ringer's David Hill on "Sharps"

6/11/2019
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Today, Chad and BlackJack are joined by World Wide Wob to discuss the ridiculous roller coaster of Game 5 of the NBA Finals, plus some thoughts on Kevin Durant, the future of the Raptors, and how to play Game 6. Then, The Ringer's Dave Hill joins to discuss his recent epic story about the modern professional gambler, and how they are having an increasingly hard time finding an edge as gambling becomes more popular. Chad, BlackJack and Dave talk about sports gambling as an investment, how...

Duration:00:44:18

Game 3 betting preview + Darren Rovell on Jeopardy

6/4/2019
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First, Internet heel/Action producer Darren Rovell joins to talk about spoiling Jeopardy James' run for the entire Internet. Somehow, BlackJack is on his side. They also touch on the annoyance of celebrating teams that get second place and hang banners, or certain college football teams that celebrate low GPAs. Then Chad and BlackJack try to figure out a reason not to bet the Raptors +6 against Golden State on Wednesday. What side are the pros on? Is there a good angle on the total? Plus,...

Duration:00:34:06

Brian Windhorst talks NBA Playoffs and Free Agency with Chad & BlackJack

5/28/2019
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ESPN Senior Writer and former employee of Chad, Brian Windhorst, joins the duo for this week's pod. Windhorst gives his take on why LeBron decided to go to LA, who he thinks will sign with the Lakers this offseason, the smartest bets to make during the Finals, and much more.

Duration:00:47:21

Chad and BlackJack Reunite to discuss NBA Playoffs and Beyond

5/22/2019
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Chad takes a break from board meetings and forces BlackJack to join him on this week's pod. The two disagree on who will win the Eastern Conference Finals, debate why Kevin Durant would want to leave Golden State, and BlackJack reveals his miserable list of MLB future tickets.

Duration:00:35:26

BlackJack and Rob Perez Talk All Things NBA

5/16/2019
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The human embodiment of NBA Twitter, Rob Perez (@worldwidewob), joins the pod with BlackJack this week. The two Knicks fans try to convince themselves that the #3 pick was the best option for their team, predict the outcomes of the NBA Semifinals, discuss some of the crazy offseason moves that could happen this Summer, and try to figure out why Ben Simmons can't develop a jump shot to save his life.

Duration:00:32:54

Justin Phan and Jason Sobel Make You Smart About NBA + PGA

5/13/2019
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Chad talks to Action Network experts Justin Phan and Jason Sobel about the NBA conference finals and PGA Championship. But first, Twitter hero/heel Darren Rovell joins to talk about his new project on Twitter. Check out @darrenrovell this week to weigh in on the greatest TV show of all time. Then, Justin Phan breaks down how to play the Conference Finals, and if there's value to betting on the series price of Blazers Warriors. Plus Chad explains the phenomenon of the "Phan-Bomb" which...

Duration:00:48:40

BlackJack and Raybon Talk NBA, NFL Futures, and NHL Playoffs

5/9/2019
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Things get saucy this week as Action Network analyst Chris Raybon joins BlackJack on today's pod. They discuss their NBA playoff predictions, where they think free-agent stars will sign, the best NFL future bets to make, the latest in hockey playoffs, and much more.

Duration:00:45:21

Chad talks NBA Playoffs with Matt Moore & NCAA Football Win Totals with Stuckey and Collin Wilson

5/6/2019
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This week, Chad makes Action Network analyst Matt Moore wake up early while he's in Portland to ask him if the Bucks would have a chance against the Warriors in the finals, if Jokic or Lillard have more of an impact in their series, and what the line would be if the '86 Celtics faced off against the '96 Bulls. Plus, Stuckey and Collin Wilson join the pod to talk season win total first impressions and how you should wait for market adjustments before placing bets on College Football.

Duration:00:50:26

Paul & BlackJack on the NBA, NHL and Kentucky Derby

5/2/2019
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(NOTE: This episode was recorded before Omaha Beach was pulled from the Kentucky Derby) Roommates Paul and BlackJack join each other for the sixth straight hour to talk NBA Eastern and Western Conference playoffs, the latest in the NHL postseason, and their predictions for the Kentucky Derby this weekend. Plus, Paul bets he can make an absurd number of three's from 30-feet out and tells a story about almost being evicted from his room by a world-class jockey.

Duration:00:39:37

BONUS: Darren Rovell Interviews Jeopardy James

5/1/2019
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Surprise! Winner of 20 straight Jeopardy matches and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer joins Darren Rovell on the podcast. Jeopardy James talks about how his sports gambling background helps him dominate the game of Jeopardy, what he did to prepare for the show, and the last bets he placed before his historic run. Plus, Darren tests his betting knowledge by asking him about important events in sports gambling history.

Duration:00:19:03

Chad Talks NFL Draft with Chris Raybon and Kentucky Derby with Matt Jones

4/30/2019
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Today, Chad invites Chris Raybon on the pod to talk NFL Draft winners and losers and how it affected each team's win totals. Plus, Action Network contributor Matt Jones offers some tips to amateur and veteran Kentucky Derby bettors ahead of the race this weekend.

Duration:00:45:49

Paul and BlackJack talk NBA and NHL Playoffs & Sports Wars with Dan Rubenstein

4/25/2019
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Today marks a day in Favorites history as Paul and BlackJack record the pod in-person for the first time! Action Network contributor and host of the podcast Sports Wars, Dan Rubenstein, joins them first to discuss Darren Rovell's ridiculous 20-yard-dash video and the relationship Aaron Rodgers had with Brett Favre while he was in Green Bay. Then, the duo discuss the crazy week in NHL & NBA playoffs while offering their picks to advance. Finally, Paul ends the pod with a story about cutting...

Duration:00:43:16

Chad talks NBA Playoffs with Matt Moore

4/23/2019
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Chad invites Action Network Senior NBA Writer Matt Moore back to the Favorites! The two give their takeaways from the first round, discuss teams they're highest on for next season, and Matt gives an insanely thought-out response to a NBA 2k hypothetical matchup from Chad.

Duration:00:37:54

BlackJack and Paul talk NBA & NHL Playoffs, MLB, and Kentucky Derby

4/18/2019
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BlackJack and Paul are back on the Favorites to discuss what's happening in the MLB, NFL, NHL and beyond. They discuss how futile it is to play against the Warriors, why baseball fights are so dumb, and what horses they like to win the Kentucky Derby. Plus, Paul shares a few stories on when he was tossed from games.

Duration:00:38:57

World Wide Wob on NBA Playoffs + Michael Leboff on NHL Playoffs

4/16/2019
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Not even a late-night comeback by the Clippers until the wee hours of the morning could stop Wob from joining Chad at 9:30 am on a Tuesday. First, Chad and Action's Rob Perez break down the NBA playoffs - mostly focused on how underrated the Clippers have been all year, and whether it's worth betting the GSW-LAC series yet. Plus, are the Warriors in trouble with a DeMarcus Cousins injury looming? Is Kevin Durant the biggest villain in sports? Then, Islanders superfan / Action hockey...

Duration:00:43:49

Paul & BlackJack Talk... Everything

4/11/2019
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The two Vegas denizens get together to discuss their thoughts on the end of March Madness, which struggling baseball teams worries them the most, the beginning of NBA playoffs, and everything in-between. Plus, Paul ends the show with more stories about his time in the big leagues.

Duration:00:41:52

BlackJack Talks Masters and NFL Draft with Jason Sobel & Geoff Schwartz

4/9/2019
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Action Network golf aficionado Jason Sobel explains the best bets to make on the Masters this weekend in a way even BlackJack can understand. Also, Geoff stops by to talk the latest JuJu Smith-Schuster drama and their NFL Draft predictions.

Duration:00:33:50

BlackJack and Lo Duca on Final Four, Sox+Yanks slow starts

4/4/2019
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BlackJack is in Keeneland for some horse racing this weekend, but that's not stopping him and Paul from making podcast history once again. First, the guys go through the Final Four - can Auburn or Texas Tech pull off an upset? What are the smart ways to play the four games? Then, Paul weighs in on the slow starts that have slowed the Yankees and Red Sox. Can they overcome their slow first week? (This isn't a joke, people really are asking this). Paul says he's actually a little worried about...

Duration:00:27:12

Chad and Scooch are back! Just in time to talk crushing Duke losses...

4/2/2019
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Who does Scooch like of the Final Four? What does he make of the fast-paced Auburn attack taking on the grit-and-grind of UVA? Then, who are the public teams... and should you fade them? Next, Chad and Scooch wonder if the tournament is missing the sizzle of a Cinderella this year, and how to get excited about these remaining teams. Then, a quick turn into NFL over unders, which Scooch expects to post next week, but some books have up already - what to make of the trendy Cleveland...

Duration:00:31:04

BlackJack and Paul on MLB Opening Day, Round of Sweet Sixteen, and Their Trip to Vegas

3/28/2019
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Paul and BlackJack reunite after two whole days apart to give their take on who will move on in the NCAA tournament and their favorite season bets for the new baseball season. Also, Paul shares his favorite memories of first coming into the big leagues and how influential his mother was on his MLB success.

Duration:00:35:26