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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.
||ExplicitA 9-Team Parlay Featuring This Week's NFL and College Football Games||Week 2 of the NFL season is in the books, and the guys' first attempt at a 9-team parlay had ... mixed results. Chad went undefeated. Geoff and Paul didn't fare quite as well. But before getting to the betting there were a few questions to answer...are the Bucs for real (6:00)? What do we make of Cleveland's defense? Had our two athletes ever seen anyone pull a Vontae Davis and retire mid-game before (12:00)? Then, the guys each give us their three favorite bets for the upcoming week (14:00). Along the way, Geoff tells a story about playing against Peyton Manning, we hear about the guys' longest win streaks in the pros, and why Chad Millman freely admits to liking the FAVORED Cleveland Browns in Week 3. Welcome to The Favorites.||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFive NFL Picks to Win One Million Dollars with Chad and Blackjack||Chad and Blackjack are back, once again attempting to make five picks that will help guide them to winning one million dollars in the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest. The guys go over last week's picks, and how they fared, before moving on to this week, NFL Week 2. 4:30 Chiefs-Steelers 7:08 Colts-Redskins 9:12 Eagles-Buccaneers 10:47 Dolphins-Jets 12:04 Chargers-Bills 15:00 Texans-Titans 16:48 Panthers-Falcons 17:28 Browns-Saints 20:14 Vikings-Packers 20:50 Cardinals-Rams 22:17 Lions-49ers 23:49 Patriots-Jaguars 26:19 Raiders-Broncos 26:42 Giants-Dallas 29:13 Seahawks-Bears 31:42 Chad and Blackjack's five picks||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNFL Week 2 Lines and Spreads with Scooch||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||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Parlay Show: NFL Week 2 and Some College Football||On this week's Parlay show, Chad talks to Paul LoDuca and Geoff Schwartz about Week 1 of the NFL season, and gains some valuable insight into the Le'Veon Bell situation, before teaming up with the guys to create a nine-team parlay for the upcoming week in sports. All games, from any sport, are in play, and the goal is to win enough money to have everyone retire, together, down in Del Boca Vista. Welcome to The Favorites. 7:21 Geoff’s first pick 10:32 Paul’s first pick 14:43 Chad’s first pick 18:17 Geoff’s second pick 21:20 Paul’s second pick 26:36 Chad’s second pick 36:41 Geoff’s third pick 41:06 Paul’s third pick 43:21 Chad’s third pick 46:41 Nine team parlay review||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSuperContest with BlackJack Fletcher: NFL Week 1||It's Friday, which means it's time for Chad and Blackjack Fletcher to try and pick five games for the Las Vegas Westgate SuperContest, without coming to blows. They have a shot at winning one million dollars. This week, the guys took a hard look at every single NFL Week 1 matchup and, somehow, after a few wrestling promos, an insult or five, and Chad being called a homer, they came to a consensus. Though, if we're being honest, Blackjack still isn't thrilled (he's furious) about their final pick. Welcome to The Favorites. 2:00 PIT-CLE 3:46 JAX-NYG 5:12 SF-MIN 6:34 CIN-IND 8:16 TB-NO 10:03 BUF-BAL 10:21 HOU-NE 11:58 TEN-MIA 13:48 DAL-CAR 15:12 KC-LAC 17:50 SEA-DEN 19:44 CHI-GB 21:48 WSH-ARI 22:08 NYJ-DET 23:17 LAR-OAK 30:40 FINAL FIVE PICKS||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNFL Week 1 Lines and Spreads with Scooch and a Special Interview with Mike Francesa||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||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIntroducing...The Favorites||Episode One of The Favorites drops on September 5th!||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 39 - Featuring Stanford Steve & Chris Fallica||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||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 38 - Featuring Bill Barnwell||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||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 37 - NFL Bets!||On this week’s episode, Chad and Scooch break down the new NBA-MGM deal. We hear how bookmakers are reacting to the news and what this means moving forward for the future of sports betting. The guys also talk NFL futures with training camp here and give some picks. Time Stamps 1:09 – NBA/MGM news 21:10 – NFL Futures 33:30 – Chad’s NFL futures picks||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 36 - Featuring Tom Tolbert||On this week’s episode, Scooch returns to talk all things Summer League and WNBA. Chad also talks about how he has gotten his 11-year-old son into gambling. Chad is then joined by Tom Tolbert to talk Summer league and everything else under the sun. Time Stamps: 06:35 - Chads son gambling. 20:01 - Scooch talks summer league. 31:25 - Tom Tolbert Interview 38:25 - Best athlete Tom ever played with.||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 35 - Gambling Olympics Featuring The Three Donkeys||On this week’s episode of The Buffet, Chad is joined by the Three Donkeys, Adam Levitan, Jonathan Bales and Peter Jennings to break down the upcoming gambling Olympics. Time Stamps: 7:50 – Events 9:30 – Teams 18:40 – Side Action 31:30 – Lodden Thinks||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 34 - Featuring Colin Cowherd||Chad is joined by Colin Cowherd of FS1 this week to relive their days of working together, get Colin’s take on sports gambling and how it will affect sports media, and then the guys wrap up with You Bet Your Life. Time Stamps: 1:30 – Chad & Colin relive their days working together 7:45 – Colin’s take on media and sports gambling 13:19 – Colin’s two rules on gambling 23:20 – You Bet Your Life||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 33 - Featuring Lauren Joffe Live In Delaware||This week on The Buffet, Chad and Scooch discuss Delaware and the new sports betting laws, they get into the NBA Finals and some interesting trends, revisit the sports betting Hall of Fame and get into much, much more. Chad is then joined by Lauren Joffe who is reporting live in Delaware. Lauren hit the new Delaware sports books and gives us a recap. Time Stamps: 02:40 – Chad & Scooch on new sports betting laws 09:18 – NBA Finals discussion and trends 19:17 – Sports betting hall of fame 33:49 – Lauren Joffe interview||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 32 - Featuring Matt Moore & Blackjack Fletcher||On this week’s episode, Chad and Scooch talk about what life has been like since the supreme court ruling. The guys also have the idea of starting the Sports Betting Hall of Fame. Who’s in? Who’s out? Chad & Scooch break it down. Then, Chad is joined by Blackjack Fletcher and Matt Moore to talk some Stanley Cup and NBA Finals. Time Stamps - 3:00 - Scooch breaking down the supreme court ruling 16:57 – Sports Betting Hall of Fame 34:02 – Blackjack & Matt Moore join the pod 34:14 – Blackjack on Golden Knights 38:45– Matt Moore on GSW and Steve Kerr||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 31 - Breaking News With Ryan Rodenberg||On this week’s episode, Chad and Scooch react to the Supreme Court ruling on sports betting. Chad is also joined by Ryan Rodenberg to break down the legal side of the ruling. Time Stamps: 2:48 – Chad & Scooch Supreme Court ruling thoughts. 9:47- Ryan Rodenberg joins the pod. 17:45 - Ruth Bader Ginsburg talk. 23:10 – Chad & Ryan revisit their over/under on legalized sports betting.||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 30 - Featuring World Wide Wob and Story Time With Lauren Joffe||On this week’s podcast, Chad is joined by Rob Perez, also known as World Wide Wob for an in depth interview about the NBA and Rob’s life. Chad is also joined by Lauren Joffe aka The Spin Zone for a hilarious interview after they are blown off by Stuckey. Time Codes: 2:20 -World Wide Wob’s crazy bet with a friend 12:30 - Who is World Wide Wob? 15:00 - Social Media 42:05 - A Bet For Wob 44:58 - Lauren Joffe Interview 45:18 - Hate-Betting with Joffe 51:42 - Murderer staying with Lauren in college||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 29 - Featuring Paul Lo Duca & Jason Sobel||On this week’s podcast Chad is joined in Studio by Scooch to talk everything under the sun. Chad then is joined by Paul Lo Duca to break down the Kentucky Derby and to talk about some crazy times when Paul was gambling on the derby during his MLB days. Chad is also joined by Jason Sobel to talk about the time he was swindled by Phil Mickelson. Time Stamps 03:20 – Scooch talks about his luxurious life 14:15 – Scooch’s biggest Derby winnings 23:11 – Paul Lo Duca and Jason Sobel join 27:45 – Jason tells a story about 5 years ago getting swindled by Phil Mickelson 36:37 – Lo Duca on Miguel Cabrera hitting 3 HR’s while drunk 41:34 – Lo Duca on winning 80k on the derby while in the dugout||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 28 - Featuring Paul Lo Duca||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.||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 27 - Featuring Jason Sobel||On this week’s podcast, Chad is joined by a very special guest and the newest member of the Action Network team, Jason Sobel, for Masters week. Jason talks about his years of covering Augusta and who he likes this year. Also, Chad & Jason play a game of ‘You Bet Your Life’. 06:05 - Covering the Masters through Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth’s point of view. 09:07 - Are courses built for the Driver now a days? 13:19 - On how Jason ranks the field 1-87 23:34 - Jordan Spieth’s weird living situation at Augusta 27:20 - You Bet Your Life||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 26 - Featuring Stanford Steve||On this week’s podcast, Chad and Scooch recap the Elite 8 and Sweet 16 as well as look ahead to the Final Four and talk MLB win totals. The guys are also joined by old friend Stanford Steve from ESPN to talk all things college basketball and get his thoughts on the upcoming Final Four. Time Stamps: 06:45 - How the books did this weekend. 21:04 - Scooch changes a line mid show. 25:22 - MLB win totals. 30:07 - Stanford Steve interview 44:14 - Final Four preview.||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 25 - Featuring Paul Lo Duca, Geoff Schwartz, and Stuckey||On this week’s podcast, Scooch returns for a jam packed episode. The guys are joined by Paul Lo Duca and Geoff Schwartz to play a new game called Pro Athletes Who Gamble. Stuckey also joins the pod to discuss a 10k bet he made in college that just hit. Chad and Scooch also look ahead and preview the Sweet 16. Time Stamps: 01:52 - Stuckey joins to tell a story about a bet he made years ago in college for 10k that finally hit. 09:35 - The guys discuss getting kicked out of multiple sports books in their weekend in Vegas. 29:45 - Sweet 16 Preview. 41:33 - Scooch makes a line change mid podcast. 44:19 - Lo Duca and Schwartz interview.||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 24 - Featuring Stuckey and Bryan Mears||The overseeded & underseeded, who has the easiest path, who are the first-round bracket busters and the winner will be… Time Stamps: 17:30 - Easiest path vs hardest path for a #1 seed 21:10 - East Bracket Leverage Play 25:02 - South Bracket Buster 27:03 - Midwest Bracket Buster 35:11 - Final Four Predictions||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 23 - Featuring Tom Tolbert and Ken Barkley||On this week’s podcast, Chad is joined by ex-NBA player turned radio host, Tom Tolbert. Tom joins to play You Bet Your Life and talk some college basketball. Chad is also joined by Ken Barkley aka Locky Lockerson to discuss all things March Madness and about his journey to the Action Network. Time Stamps 01:46 - Ken Barkley Interview 04:31 - Conference talk 12:14 - How to measure a team like Virginia 24:02 - Tom Tolbert Interview 29:20 - Paying college atheletes 42:40 - You Bet Your Life||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 22 - Featuring Daryl Morey and Jeff Ma||On this week’s podcast Chad gives Scooch the week off so he can focus on the Sloan analytics conference with Daryl Morey, the GM of the Houston Rockets and Jeff Ma of Twitter and the Bet The Process Podcast. Chad also dives deep into the lives of Morey and Ma, asking them about some of the major risks they have taken in their life, what they are up to now, and how they are so good at what they do. Time Stamps: 1:20 - Interview with Daryl Morey 25:16 - Interview with Jeff Ma||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 21 - Featuring Ryen Russillo||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.||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Buffet with Chad and Scooch, Episode 20 - Featuring Matt Moore||Chad and Scooch wrap up the NFL season with their final thoughts on the Super Bowl, how the books made out, the get-your-prop-up-in-vegas numbers and more. The guys are also joined by Matt Moore to welcome the podcast into the NBA season. Matt breaks down all the news and rumors going down in the NBA right now. Time Stamps 2:30 - Life after football 4:15 - How the books made out 11:55 - The biggest bet Scooch took for the Super Bowl 25:45 - Matt Moore interview||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Funny, entertaining, and informative
Great back and forth between two knowledgeable guys about the betting world. I've listened for years back when they were on espn. I look forward to it every week.
THEY ARE BACK!!!
Amazing podcast. I would definitely buy both of them a buffet.
My life is complete again
When I tuned into “Behind the Bets” and see there’s no more Scooch and Chad, I couldn’t see straight. I felt hurt, betrayed, and upset. Now I see that they are back and better than ever with a new podcast. It’s the same great content as before. My life is complete again. Thanks guys!! Remember, the late move is the right move.