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Against All Odds with Cousin Sal

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'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on-air personality and the host of "Cousin Sal’s Sure Thing," Sal Iacono breaks down the world of gambling across a variety of sports, including NFL, NBA, NHL, UFC, boxing, wrestling, and competitive hot dog eating. Each week, Sal offers up odds analysis as well as his best bets, and brings on celebrities, Vegas experts, and his pack of degenerate friends, who are shameless about discussing their latest wins and losses (mostly losses).

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'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on-air personality and the host of "Cousin Sal’s Sure Thing," Sal Iacono breaks down the world of gambling across a variety of sports, including NFL, NBA, NHL, UFC, boxing, wrestling, and competitive hot dog eating. Each week, Sal offers up odds analysis as well as his best bets, and brings on celebrities, Vegas experts, and his pack of degenerate friends, who are shameless about discussing their latest wins and losses (mostly losses).

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So much fun

By WetzelRL1 - Dec 19 2019
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Hanging out with Cousin Sal and the Degenerate Trifecta once a week is so much fun.

Cousin Sal is the man

By Tom2266 - Sep 23 2019
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I love cousin sal and his sharp sense of humor. Keep up the good work.

iTunes Ratings

1482 Ratings
Average Ratings
1239
118
40
29
56

So much fun

By WetzelRL1 - Dec 19 2019
Read more
Hanging out with Cousin Sal and the Degenerate Trifecta once a week is so much fun.

Cousin Sal is the man

By Tom2266 - Sep 23 2019
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I love cousin sal and his sharp sense of humor. Keep up the good work.
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Against All Odds with Cousin Sal

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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: The NFC Over-Unders With Bill Simmons (Ep. 69)

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Cousin Sal is joined by Bill Simmons for part two of the annual NFL season preview discussing Philly's Super Bowl defense, the Cowboys's impending downfall, Mike Zimmer's defense, Cam Newton's MVP chances, Jimmy G's need for a celebrity girlfriend, Russell Wilson's bounce-back and more NFC teams to keep an eye on.

Aug 29 2018

1hr 39mins

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Rank #2: The Annual NFC Over/Unders With Bill Simmons (Ep. 120)

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Cousin Sal is joined by Bill Simmons to discuss the division winners, best bets, and biggest story lines to look out for in the NFC.

Aug 29 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #3: Super Bowl LII Prop Bet Extravaganza With Bill Simmons (Ep. 40)

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Cousin Sal is joined by Bill Simmons to carry on the timeless tradition of picking out the best prop bets to put down on Super Bowl LII!

Jan 31 2018

1hr 18mins

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Rank #4: Bill Simmons and the Prop Bet Bonanza (Ep. 91)

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Cousin Sal teams up with Bill Simmons and the Degenerate Trifecta to go through some of their favorite Super Bowl prop bets, including the length of the national anthem, the shortest touchdown, and a tempting cross-sport bet, before wrapping up the show with their final predictions for the big game.

Jan 31 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #5: Jimmy Kimmel on 'Dancing With the Stars' and His Family's Gambling History (Ep. 3)

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Cousin Sal brings on Cousin Jimmy from 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' to discuss hosting the Oscars next year (7:00), betting on 'Dancing With the Stars' (11:00), flipping cards in Brooklyn and the gambling bug in the family (25:00), and the best bet of the weekend (40:00).

May 18 2017

45mins

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Rank #6: Michael Irvin and NFL Draft Best Bets (Ep. 51)

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Cousin Sal is joined by the Degenerate Trifecta to discuss the best props and potential winners to bet during the NFL draft. Then, Dallas Cowboys legendary receiver Michael Irvin joins to discuss the Cowboys' future (1:05:00) and the best QB in the draft (1:10:00).

Apr 25 2018

1hr 23mins

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Rank #7: Curb Your Gambling Talk With Super Dave Osborne (Ep. 33)

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Cousin Sal is joined by the Degenerate Trifecta to discuss the best Bovada specials of the week, prop bets on tickets sold during the opening weekend of the new 'Star Wars' movie, and best bets this weekend. Then, 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' star and comedic legend Super Dave Osborne joins (34:00) to discuss an array of topics including his comedic inspirations and his all-time favorite 'Curb' episode.

Dec 14 2017

1hr 35mins

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Rank #8: Lotteries, Comebacks, and a Superfecta! (Ep. 2)

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Cousin Sal hops back on the horse post–Kentucky Derby to discuss the big winners from last weekend (6:00), the NBA draft lottery (14:00), the best NFL over/under odds (22:10), live-betting the NHL playoffs (32:00), and the best bet of the week (35:00). Then, Kentucky Derby superfecta winner James Scully joins to gloat about his big pay day on Saturday (40:00).

May 10 2017

53mins

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Rank #9: The Undefeated Warriors, Trump's Impeachment Odds, and 'DWTS' Champion Rashad Jennings (Ep. 4)

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Cousin Sal calls on "The Degenerate Trifecta" to discuss LaMarcus Aldridge's huge letdown (7:00), the Warriors' odds to go undefeated in the playoffs (13:00), the Celtics' huge Game 3 comeback (18:00), the NHL playoffs (23:00), the best odds on Trump's impeachment (27:00), gambling in the Raiders' stadium (33:00), and more degenerate gambling stories (40:00). Then 'Dancing with the Stars' champion Rashad Jennings joins (49:00) to discuss his long-shot odds to win the show and how much sushi Jimmy Kimmel owes him.

May 25 2017

1hr

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Rank #10: The Supreme Court Sal-abration Podcast (Ep. 54)

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Cousin Sal is joined by the Degenerate Trifecta to discuss/celebrate the US Supreme Court's decision to lift the ban on sports gambling, and give their best bets (1:05), then Sal calls up former NHL center, Head Coach, and fellow gambler Eddie Olczyk to talk about the strange NHL playoffs, and hitting the trifecta at the Kentucky Derby (26:20), Finally Sal talks with with his old friend and Director of Sports Law at Tulane University Gabe Feldman about exactly what lifting the ban on sports gambling means (55:00).

May 16 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #11: The NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup, Aaron Judge, and the U.S. Open with Joe House (Ep. 7)

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Cousin Sal and “the Degenerate Trifecta” break down the Golden State Warriors' championship (04:00), NBA odds for next year (14:00), their worst gambling losses (18:15), Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins (18:00), and the New York Yankees' home run machine, Aaron Judge (25:30). Then Joe House joins the show to discuss his NBA bets (43:00) and prop bets for the U.S. Open (50:00) before they give their picks to win this year's tournament (56:00).

Jun 14 2017

1hr 8mins

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Rank #12: March Madness Best Bets With Titus and Tate (Ep. 98)

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Cousin Sal is joined by Titus and Tate to discuss all things March Madness, plus the Degenerate Trifecta gives out prop specials to bet on for the opening weekend of the tournament.

Mar 20 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #13: NBA Best Bets With Bill Simmons

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Cousin Sal and Bill Simmons break down the NBA’s MVP, Rookie of the Year, and Coach of the Year odds before the Degenerate Trifecta share their favorites for division winners, Defensive Player of the Year, champions, and more.

Oct 21 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #14: NBA and NHL Playoff Trends and Predicting Where Dez Will End Up (Ep. 50)

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Cousin Sal is joined by the Degenerate Trifecta to discuss Harry rooting for the Vegas Golden Knights (02:10), the worst NBA bets from last week (11:15), and the current trends in the NBA and NHL playoffs (16:45). Then the guys debate where Dez Bryant will end up (29:10) before giving their best bets for the week (41:05).

Apr 19 2018

53mins

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Rank #15: NBA Props and Futures With Bill Simmons and Joe House (Ep. 76)

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Cousin Sal brings on Bill Simmons and Joe House to sift through the entire spectrum of NBA prop bets and futures and give out their best bets for 2018-19 season.

Oct 15 2018

1hr 19mins

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Rank #16: NFL Wild-Card Weekend, Worst Beats of 2019, and Biggest Upset

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Cousin Sal is joined by the Degenerate Trifecta to discuss a crazy Week 17 in the NFL, the winning player prop bets from the 2019 season, the success of betting the unders, the four NFL playoff games coming up this weekend, the biggest upset in sports movie history, Sharp Tank pitches, and their worst beats of the year.

Dec 31 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #17: NFL Playoffs Divisional Round, NCAA Championship, and Geoff Schwartz

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Cousin Sal is joined by the Degenerate Trifecta to preview the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, give their picks on the national title game between LSU and Clemson, and discuss the worst beats of the decade, before Geoff Schwartz joins the show to give out his winners for this weekend’s games.

Jan 09 2020

1hr 21mins

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Rank #18: Best NCAA Tournament Bets With Titus and Tate (Ep. 45)

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Cousin Sal is joined by the Degenerate Trifecta and very special guests Mark Titus and Tate Frazier from ‘One Shining Podcast' to talk all things NCAA tournament and break down their favorite bets from the upcoming games.

Mar 14 2018

1hr 22mins

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Rank #19: Fantasy Football Primer, Part 1, With Matthew Berry (Ep. 63)

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Cousin Sal and the Degenerate Trifecta travel down to the National Fantasy Football Convention in Fort Worth to discuss the dos and don'ts of fantasy football etiquette, some sleepers to watch out for this season, and more from the convention floor. Then, ESPN fantasy football guru Matthew Berry joins to run through the top fantasy story lines this season.

Jul 17 2018

46mins

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Rank #20: NFL Week 9, College Football, and the Most Undisciplined Team of All Time

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Cousin Sal and the Degenerate Trifecta talk about Harry’s success away from the podcast, the two “big” games from this week’s NFL slate, the NFC West, the favorites for the top NCAA teams in Week 10, the most undisciplined team of all time, and more.

Oct 30 2019

1hr

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