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Give us 10 minutes and we'll give you the arsenal necessary to successfully navigate the sports betting market. 600 seconds of vital sports wagering information brought to you by San Francisco radio host and analyst Joe Fortenbaugh.

Give us 10 minutes and we'll give you the arsenal necessary to successfully navigate the sports betting market. 600 seconds of vital sports wagering information brought to you by San Francisco radio host and analyst Joe Fortenbaugh.
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Give us 10 minutes and we'll give you the arsenal necessary to successfully navigate the sports betting market. 600 seconds of vital sports wagering information brought to you by San Francisco radio host and analyst Joe Fortenbaugh.






Episode 160: NFL Week 15

Are the Los Angeles Chargers the best team in football after storming into Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday night and shocking the Chiefs? Why are the Colts laying a full 3 points against the red-hot Cowboys? Can Mike Tomlin finally get past Bill Belichick? For the answers to those questions and more, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to good friend Gill Alexander from the Vegas Stats & Information Network and Beating the Book podcast. Use promo code “COVERS” at


Episode 159: Bowl Season, Part I

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to one of them most magical times of year. College Football Bowl Season is officially back! With five games on Saturday’s card, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to professional bettor and handicapper Brian Edwards (, for the sides you should be closely monitoring this weekend and beyond. In addition, Edwards drops the scoop on two additional bowl games that he absolutely loves this winter. Use promo code “COVERS” at...


Episode 158: Welcome to Bowl Season!

Did the College Football Playoff Committee make a mistake by leaving the Georgia Bulldogs out of the Final Four? Will the Texas Longhorns (+11) take advantage of a potentially flat Georgia program in the Allstate Sugar Bowl? Less than one week after the bowl game point spreads hit the board, where has the sharp action surfaced? Westgate SuperBook Director John Murray joins @JoeFortenbaugh for a bowl game primer you can’t afford to miss. Use promo code “COVERS” at


Episode 157: NFL Week 14

Is Tom Brady cursed when it comes to playing in Miami? How will the Green Bay Packers perform after the firing of longtime head coach Mike McCarthy? Can Mitchell Trubisky lead the Bears past the NFC’s top-seeded Los Angeles Rams? @JoeFortenbaugh looks for answers to those questions and more with CBS Sports HQ’s Nick Kostos in Episode 157. Use promo code “COVERS” at [0:00-1:13]: The Rundown [1:14-4:00]:...


Episode 156: CFB Championship Weekend with Chris Andrews

If you thought what Ohio State did to Michigan last Saturday afternoon was a surprise, imagine waking up at 11:30pm Wednesday night to find out that Baby No. 2 was planning to join the world more than a week early. That’s right, @JoeFortenbaugh is out of action for the next few days due to the birth of his second son, but not before he talked to Chris Andrews (Sportsbook Director at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas) about the upcoming college football championship weekend. Use...


Episode 155: NFL Week 12

One of the greatest sports betting weekends of the year concludes with Sunday’s NFL slate. Will Hue Jackson get his revenge against the Cleveland Browns? Are the Steelers headed for trouble in Denver? What do we make of all these double-digit favorites? @JoeFortenbaugh turns to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook head oddsmaker Ed Salmons for the scoop. Use promo code “COVERS” at [0:00-1:15]: The Rundown...


Episode 154: College Football Week 14

For several programs around the country, the moment of truth has arrived. Will Mike Leach finally find his way past in-state rival Chris Petersen and the Washington Huskies? Is Jim Harbaugh headed for his first career coaching victory over Ohio State, or is -4 too much to lay on the road with the Wolverines? Will West Virginia rebound off of last week’s brutal upset loss at Oklahoma State? For an in-depth dive into these games and more, @JoeFortenbaugh welcomes ESPN College GameDay’s Chris...


Episode 153: Rams/Chiefs + Turkey Day picks

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! For those of you who plan on firing early and often this holiday week, let @JoeFortenbaugh and professional sports bettor and handicapper Ace Karalis take you through the slate game by game, with Ace sprinkling in a few college football plays for good measure. Use promo code “COVERS” at [0:00-1:08]: The Rundown [1:09-4:42]: Rams/Chiefs preview and pick [4:43-5:54]: Monkey...


Episode 152: NFL Week 11

Will Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears (-2.5) rise to the occasion on Sunday night against the Minnesota Vikings? Will Rams-Chiefs close with the highest total in NFL history? If so, is there value to be had in betting the under? Week 11 offers a plethora of storylines, so @JoeFortenbaugh turns to good friend and 2011 Westgate SuperContest Champion Brady Kannon for some insight into navigating the NFL card. Use promo code “COVERS” at


Episode 151: College Football Week 12

The marquee matchups are few and far between this weekend, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make some money exploiting a few key spots on Saturday’s card. For some insight on how best to attack the schedule, @JoeFortenbaugh talks with Jonathan Von Tobel of the Vegas Stats & Information Network (SiriusXM 204). In addition, Fortenbaugh discusses the return of “The Mother Of All Spots,” which takes place Thursday night in Seattle. Use promo code “COVERS” at


Episode 150: NFL Week 10

After the sportsbooks got hammered in Week 9, will Vegas bookmakers respond by making subtle adjustments to their Week 10 point spreads? Are the Saints, Rams and Chargers laying too many points? @JoeFortenbaugh and professional handicapper and sports bettor Marco D’Angelo ( discuss these questions and more in Episode 150\. Fortenbaugh opens the show looking to go 8-2 with his 6-point teaser plays and brings down the curtain with four Week 10 sides. Use promo code “COVERS” at...


Episode 149: College Football Week 11

The big question on everybody’s mind is whether or not Alabama will fall victim to the dreaded “letdown spot” this Saturday as 24-point favorites against Mississippi State. For a look behind the sportsbook counter to find out what the sharps and pubic have been betting this week, @JoeFortenbaugh talks with Jason Simbal, Vice President of Risk for CG Technology in Las Vegas. Fortenbaugh closes the show looking to build on a two-week run in which the podcast has gone 9-1 against the spread....


Episode 148: Football Knowledge Bomb

Even though the Saints defeated the Rams in The Big Easy this past Sunday, is New Orleans worthy of being listed ahead of Los Angeles in the Las Vegas power rankings? Is there value to be had in betting 6-point teasers? Should you pay attention to betting trends or are they considered somewhat useless? What would the line be if Alabama were to meet Clemson in the National Championship game and what is Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa worth to the point spread? For answers to those...


Episode 147: NFL Week 9

Saints-Rams, Patriots-Packers, Seahawks-Chargers. No matter how you slice it, Week 9 in the NFL is going to create a serious ripple effect for the rest of the season. To break down the biggest games on the card as well as unearth some under-the-radar gems, @JoeFortenbaugh welcomes Sean Pendergast from SportsRadio 610 in Houston to the podcast. Free Breeders’ Cup wager guide from [0:00-1:06]: The Rundown [1:07-4:02]: 6-point...


Episode 146: College Football Week 10

Fresh off their respective bye weeks, top-ranked Alabama (-14.5) and #3 LSU get set to do battle in Baton Rouge Saturday night. But for as much excitement as this showdown brings to the table, is their any value to be had on either the Crimson Tide or Tigers? For an in-depth look into Bama-LSU as well as the other marquee matchups on the Week 10 card, @JoeFortenbaugh speaks with ESPN’s Preston Johnson ( [0:00-0:56]: The Rundown [0:57-3:05]: UPSET ALERT! [3:06-16:40]:...


Episode 145: NFL Week 8

Will the Saints exact revenge against the Vikings for last January’s “Minnesota Miracle?” Is it wise to lay double digits with the Rams and Chiefs? And how will the Eagles respond against the Jaguars after blowing a 17-0 fourth quarter lead last Sunday against the Panthers? For answers to those questions as well as insight into some of the sharper plays on the Week 8 card, @JoeFortenbaugh talks with professional bettor Bill Krackomberger. [0:00-1:02]: The Rundown [1:03-3:23]: 6-point teaser...


Episode 144: College Football Week 9

The "World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” between two of the AP’s top-10 teams in Georgia and Florida headlines college football’s Week 9 card. But the big question, as always, is would you rather lay the lumber with the Bulldogs or take the points with the Gators? For insight into that question as well as how to approach the rest of the Week 9 slate, @JoeFortenbaugh heads to Las Vegas to talk with good friend Teddy Covers. [0:00-1:04]: The Rundown [1:05-3:25]: UPSET ALERT! [3:26-14:41]:...


Episode 143: Your 2018 World Series primer

The money has been flowing in early and often on one of the two World Series participants, but is it the right side to play? @JoeFortenbaugh visits with professional sports bettor Jason Weingarten for an in-depth primer on the 2018 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers. [0:00-1:05]: The Rundown [1:06-16:22]: World Series betting primer with Jason Weingarten [16:23-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @spreadapedia


Episode 142: NFL Week 7

After what Tom Brady did to the previously unbeaten Chiefs at Gillette Stadium last Sunday, combined with how Brock Osweiler gashed Chicago’s defense just a few hours earlier, how many Vegas tourists are set to bet on New England (-3) this weekend? Be extremely careful with that wager, says @JoeFortenbaugh, who looks for value within the Week 7 card with Rufus Peabody from Massey-Peabody Analytics and the “Bet the Process” podcast. [0:00-1:01]: The Rundown [1:02-2:46]: 6-point teaser play...


Episode 141: College Football Week 8

Letdown spots abound this weekend for LSU, Oregon and Michigan State, to name a few. But will Mississippi State, Washington State and Michigan be able to capitalize on their opportunities? For a deep dive into those three games as well as a look at some other tasty spots on the Week 8 card, @JoeFortenbaugh speaks with ESPN’s Stanford Steve Coughlin (SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt, “Stanford Steve & The Bear” podcast). [0:00-1:02]: The Rundown [1:03-2:33]: UPSET ALERT! [2:34-16:02]: College...