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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 111: Baseball at the break

Which teams are set to soar and which are poised to crash and burn during the second half of the Major League Baseball season? @JoeFortenbaugh visits with Gill Alexander (VSiN, Beating the Book podcast) to recap a wild first half of baseball as well as analyze whether or not Fortenbaugh is on to something with a specific futures bet. [0:00-2:34]: Rundown + MLB futures play [2:35-13:42]: Baseball at the break with Gill Alexander [13:43-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @beatingthebook


Episode 110: UFC 226 primer

Live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night it’s UFC 226 featuring a main event between heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic (18-2-0) and challenger Daniel Cormier (20-1-0). For a comprehensive preview on the main card as well as a look at the best value plays on the undercard, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to Lou Finocchiaro ( [0:00-0:57]: The Rundown [0:58-1:43]: A question for you [1:44-10:04]: UFC 226 primer with Lou Finocchiaro [10:05-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest:...


Episode 109: The LeBron Effect

The NBA has been turned upside down with the news that LeBron James has jumped ship to the Western Conference to join the Los Angeles Lakers…and the ripple effect has been substantial. To make sense of all the odds adjustments and money movement, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook Manager Jeff Sherman for the rundown on “The LeBron Effect” and how bettors can avoid some potential pitfalls. [0:00-1:10]: The Rundown [1:11-3:42]: Buyer Beware [3:43-16:48]: “The LeBron...


Episode 108: World Cup primer, Part II

With nine group stage matches set to take place from Friday through Sunday, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to FiveThirtyEight’s Michael Caley (Double Pivot Pod) for the blueprint on what to expect from Russia over the weekend. Will Die Mannschaft bounce back after an early defeat to Mexico? Can Brazil run the table after its tie against Switzerland? Tune in and find out! [0:00-1:26]: The Rundown [1:27-12:49]: World Cup primer with Michael Caley [12:50-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @MC_of_A


Episode 107: United States Open Championship primer

The 118th installment of the U.S. Open Championship returns to Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, New York for the first time since 2004 when Retief Goosen defeated Phil Mickelson by 2 strokes. Is Tiger Woods a PLAY ON or PLAY AGAINST option this weekend, will Rickie Fowler finally break through at a Major Championship and is Justin Rose lurking in the shadows? For the full breakdown on those issues and more, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to good friend Brady Kannon (,...


Episode 106: 2018 FIFA World Cup primer

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks-off Thursday morning at 11:00am eastern as Russia plays host to Saudi Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. For a complete rundown on which teams to target, which to avoid and which props to monitor, @JoeFortenbaugh welcomes Westgate SuperBook Race & Sports Manager John Murray for an in-depth primer. Murray details the teams that are taking the most money, as well as which countries may find themselves a bit overvalued by the betting public. [0:00-2:02]: The...


Episode 105: Your 2018 Belmont Stakes primer

After Affirmed’s legendary run in 1978, the world waited 37 years for its next Triple Crown winner until American Pharoah broke through in 2015\. Now, just three years later, Bob Baffert’s Justify looks to add his name to a storied history that includes the likes of Secretariat (1973) and Seattle Slew (1977), to name just a few. With the stage set for Saturday, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to good friend Marco D’Angelo (, who is looking to win his own personal Triple Crown after...


Episode 104: NBA Finals preview with Jason McIntyre

It’s the fourth consecutive installment of the Warriors-Cavaliers Championship rivalry, but is that a good thing for the NBA? Would you lay -1000 on the Warriors to defeat LeBron James and the Cavs after witnessing Golden State’s struggles against Houston? Is Steph Curry headed for his first Finals MVP award? These are just a few of the questions @JoeFortenbaugh posed to FS1’s Jason McIntyre, who founded the outstanding website, on Episode 104 of The Sharp 600. [0:00-2:47]:...


Episode 103: NBA Finals + VGK phenomenon

After Monday night’s 6-4 win over the Washington Capitals, the Vegas Golden Knights found themselves just three wins away from hoisting Lord Stanley’s Cup in their very first year of existence. Believe it or not, VGK was on the board at 500/1 prior to the start of their inaugural season. So how many people placed a wager on Vegas at 500/1? For that, as well as an in-depth look at the 2018 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, we turn to Westgate Las Vegas...


Episode 102: College Football Games of the Year have arrived!

To Las Vegas we go for a conversation with South Point Hotel & Casino sportsbook director Chris Andrews, who just released his College Football "Games of the Year" on Thursday morning. Chris details the early sharp action while also addressing the town’s liability when it comes to the remarkable in-progress run of the expansion Golden Knights, who opened the NHL season as high as 500/1 at some shops in Sin City. The boys also talk a little Warriors-Rockets to close the show. [0:00-2:07]:...


Episode 101: The era of widespread legalized sports betting has arrived

Monday was a historic day in the sports betting community as the United States Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in favor of striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992\. That means the states are now free to offer legal sports betting. For the full rundown regarding both the fallout and what to expect next, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to ESPN’s David Purdum for the scoop. [0:00-1:28]: The Rundown [1:29-11:43]: History is made with David Purdum [11:44-goodbye]: Final...


Episode 100: NFL season win total analysis with Warren Sharp

What’s the best possible method in which to determine an NFL team’s strength of schedule? What are the key factors to to study and how much weight should we apply to each? Thankfully, the beautiful mind of Warren Sharp ( was kind enough to pick up @JoeFortenbaugh’s phone call. Come for the thorough breakdown, stay for two win totals Warren is keeping a very close eye on. [0:00-1:46]: The Rundown [1:47-19:23]: NFL season win totals with Warren Sharp...


Episode 99: Kentucky Derby primer, Part II

He called ‘Animal Kingdom’ to win it all at 20/1 back in 2011 and absolutely crushed the Kentucky Derby last year, so @JoeFortenbaugh had no choice but to visit with the great Marco D’Angelo ( for valuable insights into how to attack the 144th installment of the Run for the Roses. [0:00-2:12]: The Rundown [2:13-25:05]: Kentucky Derby primer with Marco D’Angelo [25:06-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @MarcoInVegas 2018 KENTUCKY DERBY FIELD 1\. Firenze Fire (50/1) 2\. Free...


Episode 98: Here come the NFL season win totals

Are the Arizona Cardinals the worst team in the NFL? Will Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams win 11 games in 2018? These are just a couple of the pressing questions that need to be asked in the wake of the NFL Draft, so @JoeFortenbaugh turns to oddsmaker Ed Salmons from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook (@LVSuperBook) to talk about the recent release of the shop’s 2018 season win totals. [0:00-0:49]: The Rundown [0:50-3:04]: Season win total lean [3:05-15:36]: NFL season win totals with Ed...


Episode 97: Kentucky Derby primer: Part I

The “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” returns on Saturday, May 5 as the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs will no doubt offer a bevy of interesting wagering opportunities. For our initial foray into the first leg of the Triple Crown, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to racing insider Dan Tordjman of America’s Best Racing for tips and tricks to keep in mind as we approach post time. [0:00-1:11]: The Rundown [1:12-13:28]: Kentucky Derby primer with Dan Tordjman [13:29-goodbye]: The...


Episode 96: NFL Draft prop extravaganza!

In our opinion, the NFL Draft is one of the most beatable betting opportunities of the calendar year. So @JoeFortenbaugh commences Episode 96 with a handful of his favorite plays before turning to good friend Chad Reuter of for some feedback as to the most favorable spots on the board. Will six quarterbacks hear their names called during the first round? [0:00-3:20]: The Rundown + picks [3:21-13:10]: NFL Draft spectacular with Chad Reuter [13:11-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest:...


Episode 78: How Las Vegas is preparing for NBA tanking

ESPN SportsCenter anchor and College GameDay Radio Host Doug Kezirian recently ventured into the world of NBA tanking in an effort to determine how Las Vegas bookmakers approach this basketball phenomenon. So what better guest for @JoeFortenbaugh to interview when trying to figure out where the value lies late in the NBA season? But before he talks to Doug, Fortenbaugh suggests an NBA second-half PLAY ON candidate. [0:00-3:11]: The Rundown + NBA PLAY ON candidate [3:12-17:58]: ESPN’s Doug...


Episode 77: How to bet NBA All-Star Weekend

The Skills Challenge, Three-Point Shootout, Dunk Contest and All-Star game. What, you thought we were going to take the week off like the rest of the media? Fat chance, son! The Sharp 600 never sleeps! @JoeFortenbaugh breaks down the All-Star game total (353.5 points!) before talking with Ashton Grewal of for insight on how to attack the Saturday Night festivities. [0:00-2:50]: The Rundown + NBA ASG pick [2:51-15:18]: How to attack All-Star Weekend with Ashton Grewal...


Episode 76: MLB win totals + sharp action from the South Point

Some call it the “Cadillac of sports books.” Actually, only @JoeFortenbaugh calls it that. But there’s no denying the fact that the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is one of the most well-respected shops in the industry thanks to first-class bookmakers like Chris Andrews and Jimmy Vaccaro. And when a shop like the South Point releases their 2018 MLB win totals, we come running. Chris Andrews returns to The Sharp 600 to discuss how his totals were formulated and which sides the...


Episode 73: MLB win totals have arrived!

With pitchers and catchers set to report to Florida and Arizona next week, it’s time to commence our look into the Major League Baseball futures market. On Wednesday, CG Technology in Las Vegas became the first bookmaker in the business to release their 2018 MLB win totals. So @JoeFortenbaugh reached out to Matthew Holt (VP of Business Development for CG Technology and COO of CG Analytics) for the lowdown on how those win totals were created and which specific win totals have already...