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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 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...

Duration: 00:12:19

Episode 66: Your NFL Divisional Round primer

Some call it the best football weekend of the year. Ladies and gentleman, welcome to the Divisional Round of the 2018 NFL playoffs. Big games mean big guests, so @JoeFortenbaugh is turning to professional handicapper Marc Lawrence ( for the scoop on how best to approach this weekend’s four playoff showdowns. Fortenbaugh drops the hammer at the end with five plays to close the show. [0:00-1:03]: The Rundown [1:04-8:41]: Divisional Round primer with Marc Lawrence [8:42-goodbye]:...

Duration: 00:11:54

Episode 65: NBA knowledge session

For those of you who are just now turning your attention to the NBA and all of the profitable betting opportunities that the sport has to offer, we’ve got you covered. Welcome to The Sharp 600’s NBA knowledge session, featuring “Buckets” co-host Rob Perez. This episode is designed to bring you up to speed on everything that shook down during the first half of the season while also serving as a primer for what to expect during the second half of the campaign. [0:00-1:18] The Rundown...

Duration: 00:17:56

Episode 64: 2019 Super Bowl odds preview

Three weeks of professional football remain before a champion is crowned, but that hasn’t stopped the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook from releasing their 2019 Super Bowl odds. Westgate Race & Sportsbook Manager Ed Salmons joins @JoeFortenbaugh to discuss these numbers as well as preview this weekend’s four divisional round matchups. [0:00-1:45] The Rundown [1:46-goodbye]: 2019 Super Bowl odds & divisional round early action report with Ed Salmons Guest: Ed Salmons, Westgate Las Vegas Race &...

Duration: 00:14:05

Episode 63: Wild Card Round + National Championship

New year, same aggressive podcast. Welcome to 2018, where The Sharp 600 is packaging the Wild Card Round of the NFL playoffs together with the College Football National Championship. @JoeFortenbaugh opens the show with his Alabama-Georgia selection and puts a bow on Episode 63 with a look at all four Wild Card showdowns. In between, Vice President of Risk Management at CG Technology Jason Simbal comes through with an NFL and college football action report from Las Vegas. [0:00-1:26]: The...

Duration: 00:09:21

Episode 62: UFC 219 primer

The women’s featherweight championship of the world is on the line as Cris Cyborg (18-1-0, 1 no contest) defends her title against second-ranked Holly Holm (11-3-0) in the main event of UFC’s return to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this Saturday night. @JoeFortenbaugh sits down with MMA handicapper Lou Finocchiaro ( to talk strategies, advanced metrics, MMA handicapping and which angles to target in an effort to turn a profit on Saturday night's card. [0:00-1:31]: The Rundown...

Duration: 00:18:47

Episode 61: How to beat the NFL in Week 17

Some handicappers view Week 17 as the softest spot on the schedule, while others see nothing but traps and pitfalls. @JoeFortenbaugh and professional handicapper Steve Merril sort through the various land mines in an attempt to close out the 2017 regular season in style. Fortenbaugh jumps back on the Jimmy G point spread train after foolishly jumping off in Week 16…and drops two other plays as well. This episode brought to you by, where you should use our promo code “Covers”...

Duration: 00:15:38

Episode 60: Bowl Game Bonanza, Part III

6-1 against the spread so far this bowl season with Stanford pending. Happy holidays, indeed! With a solid few weeks already in the books, @JoeFortenbaugh looks ahead to the final wave of bowl games with the one and only Ace Karalis, who sticks around to preview Week 17 of the NFL and UFC 219 as well. Fortenbaugh opens the show by putting one prominent college program on upset alert and closes the episode with three additional picks. This episode brought to you by our friends at...

Duration: 00:24:30

Episode 59: How to beat the NFL in Week 16

Will the Packers, Bengals and Raiders even bother to show up in Week 16? Will the Jimmy Garoppolo train keep steamrolling the opposition despite a matchup with the ferocious Jacksonville defense? And will the Saints exact their revenge on Atlanta after the Falcons came back to beat New Orleans just two weeks ago? @JoeFortenbaugh and professional handicapper and two-time Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest champion Steve Fezzik will answer those questions and more in this week’s NFL podcast....

Duration: 00:12:50

Episode 57: How to beat the NFL in Week 15

Big Ben vs. Tom Terrific for the top seed in the AFC highlights the Week 15 card as @JoeFortenbaugh dials up Las Vegas for professional handicapper Marco D’Angelo’s expert advice ( Will Jared Goff take down Russell Wilson in Seattle? How rusty will Aaron Rodgers look in his return against Carolina? The guys will answer those questions and more before Fortenbaugh closes the show with three of his favorite plays. And if you get a chance this weekend, check out our friends over...

Duration: 00:19:18

Episode 56: Bowl Game Bonanza, Part I

The first installment of The Sharp 600’s Bowl Game Bonanza has finally arrived, as @JoeFortenbaugh turns to Las Vegas legend Jimmy Vaccaro for the latest action report on the first seven bowl games as well as the Alabama-Clemson and Oklahoma-Georgia playoff matchups. Vaccaro has spent 41 years as a Vegas bookmaker and is now roaming the floor at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Sin City. Fortenbaugh opens the show with our latest edition of the UPSET ALERT, closes the episode with three...

Duration: 00:15:30

Episode 55: How to win your college football bowl pool

Bowl season commences Saturday with the R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl featuring Troy vs. North Texas and that means it’s time to install our college football betting blueprint for the last few weeks of the campaign. Today we begin with a primer on how to win your college football bowl pools courtesy of Ed Feng, a data scientist with a PhD from Stanford. We’ll close the show by trying to make sense of this dreadful Thursday night matchup between the Colts and Broncos, but we begin with a...

Duration: 00:16:51

Episode 54: How to beat the NFL in Week 14

December football has arrived and it’s time to separate the contenders from the pretenders. With that in mind, @JoeFortenbaugh dials up the Las Vegas desert for a conversation with professional sports bettor Teddy Sevransky (@teddy_covers) to unearth the best bets on the Week 14 board. Fortenbaugh opens the show with a look at one very intriguing matchup on Sunday’s slate and brings down the curtain with his Week 14 picks. 0:00-0:39: The Rundown 0:40-2:48: Can it be this obvious?...

Duration: 00:14:15

Episode 53: Welcome to Bowl Season!

Point spreads have been released for all 39 bowl games and the action is already starting to heat up in Sin City sportsbooks. To get an inside look at which bowl games the wiseguys are targeting, @JoeFortenbaugh talks with Vice President of Risk Management for CG Technology Jason Simbal for an early action report. We close the show with a Thursday Night Football pick, but we kick things off with a classic Fortenbaugh rant against crybaby Ohio State fans. 0:00-1:05: The Rundown 1:06-3:46:...

Duration: 00:12:39

Episode 52: How to beat the NFL in Week 13

Don’t cry for the sportsbooks, but it’s important we recognize that a current trend is about to turn and those who are prepared for it could reap a healthy profit. @JoeFortenbaugh explains exactly what that means before digging deep into the Week 13 card with Gill Alexander, who hosts the show, “A Numbers Game” on the Vegas Stats & Information Network as well as the legendary “Beating the Book” podcast. Fortenbaugh unloads four picks to conclude this episode. 0:00-0:55: The Rundown...

Duration: 00:11:31

Episode 51: College Football championship weekend, UPSET ALERT, picks

It’s hard to imagine, but the final weekend of the college football season (sorry, Army vs. Navy) has arrived. In Episode 51, @JoeFortenbaugh dials up Las Vegas professional sports bettor and handicapper Ace Karalis to find out how the wiseguys are betting this weekend’s card. Fortenbaugh closes the show with three picks and opens the show with his UPSET ALERT. 0:00-0:48: The Rundown 0:49-3:20: UPSET ALERT! 3:21-13:59: Best Bets with Ace Karalis 14:00-goodbye: Championship weekend picks!...

Duration: 00:17:17

Episode 50: Bankroll Management

Isolating winners is only half the battle when it comes to turning a profit betting sports. Bankroll management is the other half. In Episode 50, @JoeFortenbaugh turns to Joe Peta, a Wall Street savant who happens to be one of the sharpest baseball minds on the planet, for all the tips, tricks and advice necessary to maximize your portfolio’s potential. Now 9-3 against the spread over his last 12 Thursday selections, Fortenbaugh closes the show with his pick for Thursday night’s...

Duration: 00:14:28

Episode 49: How to beat the NFL in Week 12

Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life. It is, however, a nice little recipe for enjoying Thanksgiving weekend. Well, except for the stupid part…and that is where @JoeFortenbaugh and professional handicapper Steve Merril come into play. Merril joins The Sharp 600 this week with some very strong opinions about the Week 12 NFL slate, Fortenbaugh wraps things up with a few picks of his own. 0:00-0:57: The Rundown 0:58-7:49: Best Bets with Steve Merril 7:50-goodbye: Picks! Guest:...

Duration: 00:10:04

Episode 48: College Football Week 13, UPSET ALERT, picks

The Iron Bowl, The Game, The Apple Cup. College football rivalry week has arrived! Brian Edwards (, explains to @JoeFortenbaugh where, exactly, the value lies in this weekend’s college football card beginning with a recent cash cow that takes the field on Friday afternoon. Fortenbaugh fires off three of his favorite picks to bring down the curtain. 0:00-0:57: The Rundown 0:58-3:43: UPSET ALERT! 3:44-11:16: Best Bets with Brian Edwards 11:17-goodbye:...

Duration: 00:13:44

Episode 47: NFL Turkey Day blueprint

Let’s face it: Sharp or not, you’re likely going to have action on all three Thanksgiving NFL games. So why not let us put in the elbow grease so you can enjoy the holiday on the couch in a gluttonous food coma? With your pleasure in mind, @JoeFortenbagh talks with Jeff Sherman, Manager of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, to find out which way the sharps on leaning in regards to the Thanksgiving card. At 7-2 against the spread over his last nine Thursday picks, Fortenbaugh closes the show...

Duration: 00:11:47

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