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Sports fans around the world place bets on the games they love, every week. It’s an exhilarating and rewarding experience unless, of course, you’re not getting the right advice.Introducing...The Favorites.Action's Chief Content Officer Chad Millman -- along with bookmaker Bob Scucci, Action Network Sr. Executive Producer Darren Rovell and pro gambler Simon Hunter -- break down the angles, the markets and the numbers driving the loudest conversations in sports.To win...or to cover? That is the question. And by the weekend, there's no question you will have the answers.

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Sports fans around the world place bets on the games they love, every week. It’s an exhilarating and rewarding experience unless, of course, you’re not getting the right advice.Introducing...The Favorites.Action's Chief Content Officer Chad Millman -- along with bookmaker Bob Scucci, Action Network Sr. Executive Producer Darren Rovell and pro gambler Simon Hunter -- break down the angles, the markets and the numbers driving the loudest conversations in sports.To win...or to cover? That is the question. And by the weekend, there's no question you will have the answers.

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Great show!

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Love this pod

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Weekly listener. Love the Simon hunter segment. Keep killing it guys!

iTunes Ratings

538 Ratings
Average Ratings
476
17
11
16
18

Great show!

By thiggs55 - Dec 26 2019
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More Chad & Simon Hunter

Love this pod

By Mrgandee - Nov 10 2019
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Weekly listener. Love the Simon hunter segment. Keep killing it guys!
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The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast - Part of The Action Network

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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: The Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 21 - Featuring Ryen Russillo

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On this week’s podcast, Chad & Scooch talk Valentines Day, the NBA, how the books are treating Cavs future bets & more. The guys are also joined by Ryen Russillo to talk about the biggest risk he has ever taken and what he is up to now. 
Time Stamps:
2:20 - Valentines Day talk
10:54 - How the books are treating Cavs future bets and the rest of the season.
18:51 - Ryen Russillo interview to discuss his new career path and to talk about betting on himself.
 

Feb 15 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #2: The Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 28 - Featuring Paul Lo Duca

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Chad and Scooch are joined by Paul Lo Duca on this weeks episode as Chad is recording live from our new podcast studio in Manhattan. Before Paul joins the show, the guys address the tragic passing of Las Vegas legend and longtime friend of both Chad and Scooch Dave Malinsky.
 
Time stamps:
2:36 - Chad discusses his trip to Oregan.
06:25 – The guys discuss the passing of Dave Malinsky.
13:31 – Paul Lo Duca joins the podcast.
18:09 – The story behind Paul almost being the Bachelor.
21:07 – You Bet Your Life.
34:42 – Are the Dodgers in trouble?
37:46 – Lo Duca is not a fan of Stanton.
45:15 – Life lessons from Manny Ramirez.

Apr 26 2018

47mins

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Rank #3: NFL Week 15 Parlay Show

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Are you ready for the 9-team parlay you'll want to bet? Geoff, Paul and Chad are back at it and will try to get more than 3 games right!

With college basketball really gearing up we'll be adding some NCAAB to enter the parlay this week.

9 picks for $20,000 - don't miss it.

Dec 10 2018

39mins

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Rank #4: The Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 39 - Featuring Stanford Steve & Chris Fallica

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On this week’s episode of The Buffet, Chad is joined by two of ESPN’s finest in Stanford Steve Coughlin and Chris ‘The Bear’ Fallica. The guys talk all things college football, most specifically, the guys look at team’s season win totals. The guys break down how they grade teams and the most important metric when it comes to grading teams as well.
 
 8:57 – 5 NCAAF teams Stanford Steve can bet on from a win total perspective
16:10 – How old is too old to have a bestfriend?
21:40 – Chris Fallica NCAAF win total picks
28:12 – key stat/metric when grading a team

Aug 21 2018

45mins

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Rank #5: Week 7 NFL Lines with Bookmaker Scooch and Chad "Millimonster" Millman

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Chad & Scooch go through all the lines for week seven in the NFL game and Chad regales us with an ALLEGED story about Jay Cutler (or at least his face does).

10:33 DEN-ARI

13:17 CHI-NE

15:07 TEN-LAC

18:50 TB-CLE

20:47 JAX-HOU

23:20 MIN-NYJ

25:40 IND-BUF

28:00 DET-MIA

30:15 PHI-CAR

31:45 BAL-NO

34:18 WSH-DAL

37:05 LAR-SF

39:30 KC-CIN

40:44 ATL-NYG

Oct 17 2018

46mins

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Rank #6: Drew Franklin and Collin Wilson Talk Jared Lorenzen and NCAA Win Totals

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First Kentucky Sports Radio co-host Drew Franklin joins Chad to talk all things Kentucky from bourbon to SEC Football, the guys share stories about the late legendary Kentucky QB Jared Lorenzen, and potential season win totals for SEC contenders. Next Senior Writer for Action Network and co-host “Colleges Podcast” of Collin Wilson comes on the podcast to continue the discussion on win totals. They discuss other potential title contenders like Ohio states and the potential problems they face going forward with Georgia transfer Justin Fields, and potential surprises in Missouri with Clemson transfer Kelly Bryant.

Jul 09 2019

41mins

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Rank #7: NFL week 2 with Scooch, Darren Rovell, and Simon Hunter

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Chad and Bob Scucci go over how the sharpguys are betting Week 2 of the NFL.  Chad then welcomes Darren Rovell to continue with the Super Contest.  The guys pick 5 more games for a chance to win $1.5M.  Simon Hunter calls back into the show to review Chad and Darren’s picks and provides insight to which ones he likes and which ones he doesn’t.  Those topics and more on this week’s episode of The Favorites.

Sep 10 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #8: The Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 38 - Featuring Bill Barnwell

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On this week’s podcast, Chad and Scooch are joined by Bill Barnwell of ESPN.com to talk all things NFL Football. With the preseason underway, Chad has placed his first bet of the NFL season, so the guys break that down. The guys also get Bill’s take on betting preseason football & a ton more. Also, how is the Market betting the Vikings? Scooch breaks it down.
 
02:10 – Chad’s first bet of the football season
04:33 – Theories on betting preseason football
09:30 – Who is copying the Eagles blueprint? 
22:05 – How the market is betting on the Vikings
35:41 – Two favorite season win totals bets

Aug 09 2018

53mins

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Rank #9: NFL Week 1 Lines and Spreads with Scooch and a Special Interview with Mike Francesa

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In episode one, Chad introduces the full cast of characters--Paul LoDuca, Geoff Schwartz, Blackjack Fletcher, and Scooch--before jumping into lines and spreads for Week 1 of the NFL season. Also, Chad got to sit down for a special interview with Mike Francesa, who shared some of his thoughts on the upcoming NFL season.

Welcome to The Favorites.
:01 An explanation of The Favorites with Blackjack Fletcher, Paul LoDuca, and Geoff Schwartz.

9:33 Analyzing NFL Week 1 lines and spreads with Scooch

45:09 Scooch Roulette

47:29 Mike Francesa talks his new app

50:46 Over/Under and Super Bowl Odds with Francesa

Sep 05 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #10: NFL Week 10 with Scooch, Darren Rovell and Simon Hunter

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Chad Millman and Bob Scucci recap the results from week 9 before jumping into this week’s action. They dig into the Thursday Night matchup. How good are the Raiders? Chad and Scooch then continue with the rest of week 10 games and how the wise guys are betting. Chad is then joined by Darren Rovell as the two make their picks for the Super Contest as they continue their quest for $1.5M. Simon Hunter then joins in to review the picks and provide insights on which ones he likes and which ones he doesn’t. Those topics and more on this week’s episode of The Favorites.

Nov 05 2019

57mins

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Rank #11: NFL Week 3 Lines and Spreads, and Twitter Q&A with Bookmaker Scooch

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Before going through, and analyzing, all 16 of this week's NFL games with bookmaker Bob Scucci, Chad takes care of some important business. Simply put, Scooch needs a theme song. He's a legend, and should be treated as such. We came up with two options, and now the rest is up to you. Time for a Twitter vote.

Aside from figuring out Scooch's sonic identity, Chad takes some Twitter Q+A, including a question about when the best time to make a bet is. Also, Scooch takes you behind the scenes of how he set his lines for this week's games: 
Cleveland-New York Jets (10:40)

Carolina-Cincinnati (14:34)

Saints-Falcons (16:59)

Denver-Baltimore (20:03)

Tennessee-Jacksonville (23:34)

Buffalo-Minnesota (24:27)

Chiefs-49ers (28:21)

Indianapolis - Philadelphia (31:57)

Oakland - Miami (33:35)

New York Giants-Houston (36:07)

Green Bay - Washington (41:12)

Chargers-Rams (42:30)

Chicago-Arizona (44:18)

Dallas - Seattle (46:37)

New England - Detroit (48:45)

Pittsburgh-Tampa (50:45)

Finally, Scooch Roulette. (55:19)

Sep 19 2018

56mins

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Rank #12: NFL Week 4 Lines and Spreads with Vegas Bookmaker Scooch

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After the results of last week's vote, Scooch gets to listen to his new theme song! And somehow, this leads to Chad confessing his love for Beyonce and a story about betting a case of wine. 

Then, Chad and Scooch go through all 15 Week 4 NFL games, explaining why it's the perfect time to bet Minnesota and fade Patrick Mahomes. Plus, they reveal the AFC team that still flying under the radar of the general public. 
7:47 MIN - LAR

10:30 TB - CHI

13:36 HOU - IND

17:18 DET - DAL

21:46 MIA -NE

24:15 CIN - ATL

29:22 BUF - GB

31:23 NYJ - JAX

33:14 TEN - PHI

36:31 CLE - OAK

40:25 SEA - ARI

42:13 NO - NYG

44:14 SF - LAC

45:18 BAL - PIT

46:25 KC - DEN

Sep 26 2018

50mins

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Rank #13: NFL Week 11 with Scooch and Simon Hunter

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Chad Millman opens the show by giving away a hoodie to one lucky fan! Chad and Bob Scucci then jump into the action recapping last night’s Monday Night Football game. They then continue with the upcoming week’s games and discuss how the sharp guys are betting. Chad then welcomes Simon Hunter. The guys are still within reach in the $1.5M Super Contest. Simon provides more insight into which teams to pick this week. Those topics and more on this week’s episode of The Favorites.

Nov 12 2019

52mins

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Rank #14: Week 6 NFL Lines with Scooch and the Millimonster

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It's early out in Vegas, and Scooch has to catch a flight, so we get rolling quick, analyzing the NFL's Week 6 lines while surprising Scooch with a variety of jarring sound bytes along the way. Also, Chad does some hand-wringing over who to pick on SportsCenter. HE NEEDS WINNERS!

Oct 10 2018

41mins

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Rank #15: NFL Week 8 with Scooch, Darren Rovell, and Simon Hunter

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Chad and Bob Scucci get right into the action by breaking down how to bet when it comes to the Patriots, especially coming off their Monday Night Football beatdown of the New York Jets. They then continue into looking at the games during week 8 of the NFL, starting with Thursday’s matchup of the Redskins and Vikings. Will Minnesota cover that big spread at home? Chad and Scooch go over the rest of the week’s game and discuss how certain players’ health (Matt Ryan, Drew Brees, etc.) can influence how a line is determined. Chad then welcomes Darren Rovell to make their picks for the Super Contest. Simon Hunter joins in to give his input on which ones they should do and which ones they shouldn’t. The guys went 1-4 last week so they will try to get back into the winning ways in week 8. These topics and more on this week’s episode of The Favorites.

Oct 22 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #16: NFL Week 2 Lines and Spreads with Scooch

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Chad and Scooch go over all the NFL Week 2 lines and spreads, and Scooch changes a few lines on the fly! Also, the guys play a game of Scooch Roulette.

Welcome to The Favorites.

11:02 Patriots-Jaguars

14:25 Cardinals-Rams

18:27 Ravens-Bengals

20:23 Chiefs-Steelers

23:42 Colts-Redskins

26:56 Eagles Buccaneers

32:27 Jets-Dolphins

35:10 Chargers-Bills

37:00 Panthers-Falcons

39:16 Browns-Saints

41:17 Vikings-Packers

42:35 Lions-Niners

46:17 Raiders-Broncos

47:55 Giants-Cowboys

50:01 Seahawks-Bears

52:13 Scooch Roulette

Sep 12 2018

54mins

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Rank #17: NFL Week 5 Lines with Scooch and Chad "Middlemonster" Millman

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Before going through every NFL game with Bookmaker Scooch, Chad recaps a story about putting highlight music behind mundane tasks and an epic middling on Monday Night Football.

Then, Chad and Scooch run through the lines for each NFL Week 5 game:
IND-NE

JAX-KC

GB-DET

TEN-BUF

MIA-CIN

BAL-CLE

NYG-CAR

DEN-NYJ

ATL-PIT

OAK-LAC (kinda)

LAR-SEA

ARI-SF

MIN-PHI

DAL-HOU

WAS-NO
And, as always, we finish with some Scooch Roulette. Spoiler alert: one pick will make you want to hold your nose.

Oct 03 2018

45mins

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Rank #18: Chad Millman & Blackjack's 5 Week 7 NFL Picks

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Chad "Millimonster" Millman & Blackjack have to make their week seven picks that will take them to the grand prize of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest, but will Chad's looming, snowy getaway threaten to derail things?

4:22 TEN-LAC

5:43 CAR-PHI

6:29 MIN-NYJ

8:32 BUF-IND

8:43 NE-CHI

11:57 CLE-TB

13:03 HOU-JAC

13:12 DET-MIA

13:41 NO-BAL

15:20 DAL-WAS

15:51 SF-LAR

16:08 CIN-KC

18:35 NYG-ATL

Oct 19 2018

21mins

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Rank #19: NFL Week 12 with Scooch, Darren Rovell, and Simon Hunter

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This week Chad Millman welcomes a longtime fan to sit in on the podcast. Chad and Bob Scucci open the show by recapping last week’s results of Scooch Roulette. They continue with this week’s action and discuss how the wise guys are betting. Chad then welcomes Darren Rovell back to the show. Check out Darren’s story on The Action Network on the 23-year-old bettor who’s on a parlay heater of a lifetime. The guys are still in the running for the $1.5M in the Super Contest. Chad and Darren make 5 more picks as they continue their quest. Simon Hunter then joins the show to provide insight on which teams he likes and which teams he doesn’t. Those topics and more on this week’s episode of The Favorites.

Nov 19 2019

55mins

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Rank #20: NFL Week 5 with Scooch and Simon Hunter

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Chad and Bob Scucci recap Week 4 of the NFL then go over how the wiseguys are betting Week 5.  Simon Hunter calls back into the show as quite possibly gives the best tips on how to bet on sports in the 10-year history of this podcast!

Oct 02 2019

1hr 6mins

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