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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 84: How to attack your March Madness bracket

Ed Feng is a data scientist with a PhD from Stanford University. Needless to say, he knows statistics. He’s also the author of the book, “How to win your NCAA Tourney Pool,” which you can find on Naturally, @JoeFortenbaugh wanted to pick Ed’s brain for the best possible strategies for this year’s journey through March Madness. Enjoy! [0:00-2:23]: The Rundown + Final Four picks [2:24-16:38]: Bracket analysis with Ed Feng [16:39-goodbye]: The on-deck circle Guest: @thepowerrank...


Episode 83: March Madness knowledge bomb

Kerry Keating spent 20 years coaching college hoops, with stops as an assistant at UCLA and as a head coach at Santa Clara. He also works with @JoeFortenbaugh at 95.7 The Game in the Bay Area, so who better to help us in our continued preparations for March Madness than a guy who has actually lived it? [0:00-1:38]: The Rundown [1:39-25:31]: Knowledge bomb with Kerry Keating [25:32-goodbye]: What’s coming up next? Guest: @kerrykeating3


Episode 82: How to bet the 2018 Oscars

Full disclosure: @JoeFortenbaugh saw exactly one movie this past year (Get Out)…and it was awesome! As a result, The Sharp 600 is turning to freelance film and TV critic Josh Bell of (and Las Vegas Weekly, Film Racket & more) for the inside scoop on how best to approach wagering on the 2018 Academy Awards. Fortenbaugh is rooting for “Get Out,” largely because he doesn’t have a clue what any other movie is about. [0:00-1:09]: The Rundown [1:10-13:04]: How to bet...


Episode 81: UFC 222 primer

Cris Cyborg (19-1-0) vs. Yana Kunitskaya (10-3-0) headlines the card, but it’s the heavyweight showdown between 10th-ranked Stefan Struve (32-9-0) and 12th-ranked Andrei Arlovski (26-15-0) that could provide the most explosive fireworks at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night as the octagon returns to Las Vegas for UFC 222\. In an effort to unpack everything you need to know about the card, Bleacher Report and CNN Senior writer Jeremy Botter, who also covers combat sports for the Houston...


Episode 80: MLB win totals + props from the Westgate

Will Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton hit 40 or more home runs this season? Which N.L. East team should you consider for an over wager? Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook Manager and Oddsmaker Ed Salmons joins @JoeFortenbaugh to answer those questions and more in the latest installment of The Sharp 600. [0:00-2:11]: The Rundown + win total lean [2:12-9:29]: MLB win totals with Ed Salmons [9:30-goodbye]: What’s next? Guest: Ed Salmons


Episode 79: It’s time to start thinking about March Madness

With less than three weeks to go until the start of March Madness, it’s time to commence our preparations for how best to attack the college basketball landscape. @JoeFortenbaugh turns to Bracketologist Brad Evans from Yahoo! Sports for a complete picture of what has transpired so far this season as well as what’s to come regarding one of the gambling world’s holiest of holidays. [0:00-1:32]: The Rundown [1:33-15:48]: March Madness primer with Brad Evans [15:49-goodbye]: Adios! 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 74: UFC 221 primer

Luke Rockhold (16-3-0) and Yoel Romero (12-2-0) headline a UFC 221 card that kicks-off in Perth, Australia on Saturday at 10:00pm eastern. For the best way to attack the card, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to MMA oddsmaker Joey Oddessa, who called the GGG-Canelo draw back in September on Episode 19\. Who does Oddessa like on Saturday night in Australia? TUNE IN AND FIND OUT! [0:00-1:22]: The Rundown [1:23-10:14]: UFC 221 primer with Joey Oddessa [10:15-goodbye]: Next week’s schedule Guest: @MMAOdds


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...


Episode 72: Super Bowl props, props & more props!

It’s time for the most intense version of The Sharp 600 yet. 19 Vegas insiders, each sharing their top proposition bets and thoughts on the side and total for Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots. @JoeFortenbaugh kicks things off with two of his own selections before sharing a conversation he recently had with iconic broadcaster Brent Musburger of the Vegas Stats and Information Network (VSiN) on his 95.7 The Game radio show in the Bay Area. Sit back,...


Episode 71: How to party in Vegas for the Super Bowl

The biggest game on the planet just so happens to serve as one of the most bad-ass weekends of the year on the Las Vegas calendar. Done properly, a Vegas vacation during Super Bowl weekend is the ultimate experience. So for the baller playbook on how to rock Vegas the right way, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to his old friend and Vegas lifestyle insider Marc Meltzer for the complete rundown on how to turn Sin City into your own personal playground. [0:00-1:23]: The Rundown [1:24-23:30]: How to...


Episode 68: Your NFL Championship Round primer

A special weekend calls for a special edition of The Sharp 600, so @JoeFortenbaugh double dips with two guests for Episode 68\. We begin with a look at how best to attack New England (-7.5/45.5) vs. Jacksonville and Minnesota (-3/39) at Philadelphia with Las Vegas sports talk host Ken Thomson. After that, The Sharp 600 heads to the South Point Hotel & Casino for an action report from Las Vegas icon Jimmy Vaccaro, who has spent the last 41 years booking action in Sin City. Fortenbaugh drops...


Episode 67: UFC 220 primer

The heavyweight championship of the world is on the line as Stipe Miocic (17-2-0) looks to successfully defend his strap for a third consecutive fight, this time against the freight train known as Francis Ngannou (11-1-0). For the most comprehensive look at the UFC’s first pay-per-view of 2018, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to Jon Anik, the voice of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, for the blueprint on how to attack Saturday night's card at TD Garden in Boston. [0:00-1:06]: The Rundown...


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