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Doug Kezerian and Ben Fawkes explore the culture of sports gambling.

Doug Kezerian and Ben Fawkes explore the culture of sports gambling.
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Bristol, CT

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Doug Kezerian and Ben Fawkes explore the culture of sports gambling.

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@podcenter

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English

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Episodes

NFL Week 3: John Murray

9/20/2018
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Doug Kezirian looks ahead to Week 3 with John Murray of the Westgate. They discuss some unusual spreads, such as the Browns as favorites (6:40) and the Bills as 17-point underdogs (14:38). Plus, both try to bounce back in "Baby Bankroll Bonanza"(40:00).

Duration:00:51:44

Bruce Feldman

9/19/2018
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Stanford Steve and the Bear welcome The Athletic CFB reporter Bruce Feldman to discuss the Week 4 slate and more. Plus, this week's picks and Bear's travel plans.

Duration:01:20:32

Week 4 Picks: Matt Youmans

9/19/2018
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Doug Kezirian reconnects with Matt Youmans of VSIN for college football picks (1:48). John Murray of the Westgate also weighs in with sharp picks (28:34). They also discuss the FanDuel fiasco and the high exposure of the Golden Knights (35:40) .

Duration:00:51:15

NFL Week 2: John Murray

9/13/2018
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Doug Kezirian chats with Westgate oddsmaker and director John Murray to recap a wild Week 1 and look ahead to Week 2. Plus, both celebrate a winning debut for "Baby Bankroll Bonanza".

Duration:00:47:34

CFB Week 3 Picks

9/12/2018
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Stanford Steve and Chris "Bear" Fallica are joined by Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples to discuss the biggest games of the week, he helps Stanford Steve find some good eats in Austin, TX and much more (2:34). Plus, the guys give their picks for Week 3 of CFB (30:00).

Duration:01:03:33

CFB Week 3: Murray & Edwards

9/12/2018
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Doug Kezirian visits with John Murray of the Westgate, who provides sharp action from behind the counter (2:14). Plus, Doug gleans wisdom from ESPN analytics guru Brad Edwards, who also explains why we should expect a high-scoring Alabama game and should not trust LSU's offense just yet (22:30).

Duration:00:42:27

NFL Week 1: John Murray

9/6/2018
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Doug Kezirian breaks down the NFL Week 1 lines with John Murray of the Westgate Las Vegas (2:00). Plus, they introduce a new segment: "Baby Bankroll Bonanza" (22:45) and more.

Duration:00:47:48

CFB Week 2: Youmans, Murray & Vaccaro

9/5/2018
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Doug Kezirian revisits with Matt Youmans of VSIN, picking college football games for the coming weekend (1:56). John Murray of the Westgate also returns with numbers from behind the counter (21:14). Plus, Doug debuts a new segment with Vegas icon, Jimmy Vaccaro (34:00) and more.

Duration:00:47:23

Jim Donnan

9/5/2018
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Stanford Steve and Chris "Bear" Fallica are joined by former Georgia Head Coach Jim Donnan to discuss the biggest games of the week, stories from his coaching days and much more (2:34). Plus, the guys give their picks for Week 2 of CFB (31:48).

Duration:01:02:44

Mike Tirico

8/29/2018
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Stanford Steve and Chris Fallica are joined by NBC Sports' Mike Tirico to discuss the Michigan-Notre Dame match-up (2:38) then break down the entire week's action.

Duration:01:23:31

CFB Kickoff: Youmans, Murray and Edwards

8/29/2018
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College Football is back. Doug Kezirian picks games with VSIN's Matt Youmans (2:23). John Murray of the Westgate shares sharps' more notable action (40:42). Plus, ESPN's Brad Edwards relays his findings from analytics and research (57:13).

Duration:01:42:22

Aaron Schatz

8/20/2018
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Doug Kezirian chats with Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders to preview the season (17:20). Aaron explains why his metrics suggest the Colts, Cowboys and Dolphins will exceed expectations and why Jacksonville and Carolina should regress, in addition to other prognostication. Plus, Ben Fawkes shares his experience of covering U.S. betting history in New Jersey.

Duration:01:07:53

Week Zero Preview

8/20/2018
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Steve Coughlin and Chris Fallica get you prepared for Week Zero, break down the SEC with Laura Rutledge (18:09) and the Power 5 with Rece Davis (35:00).

Duration:01:08:02

PAC 12 and ACC Breakdowns

8/14/2018
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Steve Coughlin and Chris Fallica take the conference breakdowns to the PAC 12 and the ACC with some help from CFB analysts Brock Huard (1:20), and David Pollack (29:00).

Duration:01:00:55

Conference Previews: Big 12 & Big 10

8/9/2018
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Steve and Chris preview the entire Big Ten and Twelve conferences with some help from ESPN CFB analyst Greg McElroy.

Duration:01:05:42

Ed Salmons

8/8/2018
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Doug Kezirian and Ben Fawkes discuss the PGA Championship (12:00), NFL week 1 lines (21:30) and much more with the head oddsmaker for the Westgate LV Superbook Ed Salmons.

Duration:00:56:13

Preseason Over/Under

8/2/2018
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Steve Coughlin and Chris Fallica offer their favorite over/under season win total picks for the 2018 College Football season.

Duration:01:01:40

Phil Steele & David Purdum

8/2/2018
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Before a conversation about the NBA teaming up with MGM to progress sports gambling with David Purdum, (45:30) Doug & Ben preview the 2018 College Football season with Phil Steele, (12:30) discuss Tiger-Phil and much more.

Duration:01:02:36

Buster Olney

7/19/2018
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Ben Fawkes is joined by ESPN MLB Insider and "Baseball Tonight Podcast" host Buster Olney to discuss how sports betting will affect the MLB. (5:55) Plus, John Murray joins to discuss the British Open, some '96 Bulls vs '18 Warriors hypotheticals and more. (33:00)

Duration:00:53:24

LA-Bron

7/3/2018
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Doug Kezirian & Ben Fawkes discuss Lakers props and futures now that LeBron James has arrived, (11:20) the World Cup knockout round handle, (33:50) and more with John Murray.

Duration:00:43:03