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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.Three times a week—Monday, Wednesday, and Friday—Action's Chief Content Officer Chad Millman -- along with ex-NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz, former MLB All-Star catcher Paul Lo Duca, professional gambler BlackJack Fletcher and bookmaker Bob Scucci -- break down the angles, the markets and the numbers driving the loudest parallel conversation in sports.On Mondays, it’s Paul, Geoff and Chad, building a nine team parlay. Mid-week, it’s Chad and Scooch, talking about what games the sharps are on, and on Friday, Blackjack and Chad choose five games for the Westgate SuperContest.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.Three times a week—Monday, Wednesday, and Friday—Action's Chief Content Officer Chad Millman -- along with ex-NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz, former MLB All-Star catcher Paul Lo Duca, professional gambler BlackJack Fletcher and bookmaker Bob Scucci -- break down the angles, the markets and the numbers driving the loudest parallel conversation in sports.On Mondays, it’s Paul, Geoff and Chad, building a nine team parlay. Mid-week, it’s Chad and Scooch, talking about what games the sharps are on, and on Friday, Blackjack and Chad choose five games for the Westgate SuperContest.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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By Jack Mehan - Sep 17 2019
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Great show! Love that guy Simon Hunter too!

Sharp show!

By Mark mamedov - Sep 09 2019
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Have Simon on more! dude sounds like the man

iTunes Ratings

483 Ratings
Average Ratings
428
16
10
13
16

Good stuff

By Jack Mehan - Sep 17 2019
Read more
Great show! Love that guy Simon Hunter too!

Sharp show!

By Mark mamedov - Sep 09 2019
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Have Simon on more! dude sounds like the man

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The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast - Part of The Action Network

Updated 5 days ago

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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.Three times a week—Monday, Wednesday, and Friday—Action's Chief Content Officer Chad Millman -- along with ex-NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz, former MLB All-Star catcher Paul Lo Duca, professional gambler BlackJack Fletcher and bookmaker Bob Scucci -- break down the angles, the markets and the numbers driving the loudest parallel conversation in sports.On Mondays, it’s Paul, Geoff and Chad, building a nine team parlay. Mid-week, it’s Chad and Scooch, talking about what games the sharps are on, and on Friday, Blackjack and Chad choose five games for the Westgate SuperContest.To win...or to cover? That is the question. And by the weekend, there's no question you will have the answers.

Rank #1: BONUS: Darren Rovell Interviews Jeopardy James

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Surprise! Winner of 20 straight Jeopardy matches and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer joins Darren Rovell on the podcast. Jeopardy James talks about how  his sports gambling background helps him dominate the game of Jeopardy, what he did to prepare for the show, and the last bets he placed before his historic run. Plus, Darren tests his betting knowledge by asking him about important events in sports gambling history. 

May 01 2019

19mins

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Rank #2: Scooch and Chad reunite + Matt Jones from Kentucky Sports Radio

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Chad and Scooch are back! Who needs football?! First, a musical interlude from the greatest band to grace Las Vegas since the Rat Pack: The Skootles. (For more, search YouTube for "The Skootles.")  Then the guys talk college hoops, including Zion Williamson, the hometown Nevada Wildcats, and what kind of action Scooch is taking on the NCAA tournament already.  Plus, what the heck is going on with the Lakers?  Then Chad is joined by Matt Jones, who leads the prolific Kentucky Sports Radio blog, who is partnering with The Action Network for March Madness.  He talks about his background - another former lawyer turned sports guy, what are the odds? - in addition to what he likes to bet, and if he views Kentucky as a viable contender for the national title. 

Mar 07 2019

50mins

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Rank #3: Week 1 of the NFL season with Scooch, Darren Rovell, and Simon Hunter

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The NFL is back!  Chad welcomes back bookmaker to the world, Bob Scucci.  Chad and Bob go over how all the wiseguys are betting the Week 1 NFL.  Then, Chad talks about the Super Contest.  Chad and Darren Rovell each pick 5 NFL games against the spread to win $1.5M.  The guys are then joined by Simon Hunter, a professional football better from NJ.  Simon goes over 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 03 2019

59mins

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Rank #4: NFL Week 15 Lines with Chad and the Lead Singer of The Skootles, Scooch

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Chad and Scooch dissect the lines for NFL Week 15, while also talking about Scooch's secret life as a famous musician, his order at Pizza Hut, and the upcoming live episode of the Favorites in New York City!

Oh, and also, Scooch performs live, at the end of the show, after losing last week's Scooch Roulette side bet.

Dec 12 2018

49mins

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Rank #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: Scooch and Chad Analyze the NFL's Divisional Playoff Lines

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Chad opens the show by talking about how well the year is going for him so far, with the exception of a few instances where his family hasn't adhered to the rules and standards of "The Year of Kindness."

Scooch then joined to talk about the Bama-Clemson National Championship Game line, before analyzing the lines, and where the smart money is, for each and every NFL Divisional game.

Spoiler alert: Scooch has a couple of line changes up his sleeve.

Jan 09 2019

45mins

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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: Week 9 NFL Lines with Bookmaker Scooch and Chad Millman

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The Millimonster and bookmaker to the stars, Scooch, are back, dissecting the lines for all of the NFL's Week 9 matchups.

Also, since Chad and Scooch are men of the people, they made an announcement on this week's show that will help you to make smarter bets. You can now submit your bets for judgment via voicemail, every week. Maybe you need some tough love, maybe they'll confirm that you're a genius, or maybe they'll do neither, in which case you can just brag to friends about being podcast famous.

The number to call is (203) 489-6647. Leave a voicemail by Tuesday of each week, telling us one of the NFL bets you're on the fence about making, and Chad and Scooch will play the role of your brutally honest friends who want to see you make good decisions.
15:23 CHI-BUF

18:06 OAK-SF

20:54 CAR-TB

23:07 KC-CLE

25:23 WSH-ATL

26:40 MIA-NYJ

27:27 BAL-PIT

29:35 LAC-SEA

31:00 HOU-DEN

32:59 NO-LAR

36:45 GB-NE

38:44 DAL-TEN

Oct 31 2018

44mins

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Rank #10: March Madness Tournament Predictions with Chad, Mike & Stuckey

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It's the most wonderful time of the year for Action Network's Analysts Stuckey and Mike Randle. They take a break from crunching numbers on the pod to go over the entire tournament bracket with Chad, revealing what favorites may fall and what underdogs will prevail this March. 

Mar 18 2019

56mins

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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: Week 1 of College Football with Scooch and Connor O'Gara from Saturday Down South

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Week 1 of College Football is here!  Chad starts the show with bookmaker to the world, Bob Scucci.  They discuss how the college football season seems bigger now than ever and how betting factors into the sport’s popularity.  Scooch discusses how the unexpected retirement announcement of a high-profile player, such as Andrew Luck last weekend, plays into win total projections, point spreads, and fantasy perspectives.  The guys look out some heavily bet games for this weekend.  Then, Chad talks to Connor O'Gara from Saturday Down South. Can Georgia beat Alabama and go on to play in the National Championship?  Connor gives some bold picks for betting against the spread in Week 1 of college football and then gives some early predictions for the College Football Playoff.  Those topics and more on this week’s episode of The Favorites.

Aug 27 2019

43mins

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Rank #13: 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 #14: Divisional Round Picks With Chad and Blackjack

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The NFL field may be shrinking but Chad & Blackjack are more fired up then ever as they try to agree on this weeks picks (and a format) for the upcoming divisional round playoff games

Plus details on the live podcast Jan. 28 in NYC (actionnetwork.com/favorites).

Jan 11 2019

39mins

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Rank #15: CFB Wiz Phil Steele and Scooch Talk College Football

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It’s a college football spectacular! Chad Brings back bookmaker to the world Bob Scucci to talk College Football! USC, yes USC, is getting more action than anyone else to win the College Football Playoff. But that’s not the team that has Scooch worried. Plus, Scooch gives us the five season-win totals wiseguys have been betting the most. Next Chad welcomes ESPN college football insider Phil Steele, who reveals his improved teams, including the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The guys also discuss coaches that thrive as underdogs but struggle as favorites and how that will bode for coaches like Tom Herman in the long run. Finally Phil gives us his Playoff and Championship prediction with a new face sneaking in at the four seed!

Aug 06 2019

47mins

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Rank #16: 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 #17: NFL Week 12, THANKSGIVING WEEK, Lines with Scooch and Chad

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It's Week 12, THANKSGIVING WEEK, which means a lot of Thursday football watching while full of food, drink, and potentially regret. As always, Chad and Scooch are here to help you navigate your way through the week's lines.

Chad doesn't like many of the games, and, as a bookmaker, Scooch doesn't really like Thanksgiving. Ultimately, though, the guys were able to pick out at least a couple of matchups that look good for this weekend's slate.

Nov 21 2018

53mins

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Rank #18: NFL Week 13 Lines with Scooch and Chad

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It's Week 13 and just like each and every other week, Chad and Scooch are here to help you navigate your way through the week's lines.

Bookmaker to the World, Scooch is in-studio this week with Chad as the two recap week 12 picks and go through each and every line from this weekends games.

8:50 NO-DAL

12:39 BAL-ATL

17:15 ARI-GB

18:56 LAR-DET

21:58 DEN-CIN

26:08 CLE-HOU

29:45 BUF-MIA

31:36 IND-JAX

34:16 CAR-TB

35:49 KC-OAK

37:53 NYJ-TEN

39:30 SEA-SF

40:25 MIN-NE

44:46 LAC-PIT

46:40 WAS-PHI

47:35 Scooch Roulette

Nov 28 2018

50mins

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Rank #19: 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 #20: 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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