Behind the Bets
U.S. Open & World Cup Preview: 6/13/18
Stanford Steve and Chris 'The Bear' Fallica break down the U.S. Open (2:00) and recap the Belmont (18:00). Plus, ESPN's Brad Edwards stops by to talk about the World Cup (21:30) and the guys give you some parting thoughts on some early CFB lines (50:00).
Road To The World Cup : 6/12/18
Doug Kezirian & Ben Fawkes break down the World Cup and share some value plays with former professional soccer player and ESPN FC analyst Stewart Robson (7:25) then Westgate's John Murray shares sharp U.S. Open bets and updates the liability of this month's major sporting events (38:00).
Delaware Sports Betting And The Stanley Cup Final : 6/5/18
Doug Kezirian and Ben Fawkes discuss the State of Delaware's inaugural day of sports betting with ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell , (6:37) then discuss the Stanley Cup Final, (24:14) NBA Finals odds (27:45) and more with John Murray.
Finals Fever: 5/30/18
Doug Kezirian and Ben Fawkes discuss Vegas Golden Knights odds and prices with John Murray, (6:50) break down NBA Finals valuations with professional bettor Erin Rynning and more. Plus Ben breaks down his Europe trip.
NBA Series Prices And VGK: 5/23/18
Doug Kezirian discusses the book's liability with the Vegas Golden Knights and NBA playoffs with John Murray, (1:35) NBA series prices with pro bettor Erin Rynning (25:25) and updates on sports betting in New Jersey and Delaware with David Purdum (44:10).
Brent Musburger, VSiN: 5/21/18
Adam Schefter talks to Brent Musburger about the impact of the new gambling laws, his legendary broadcasting career, how NFL football will fare in Las Vegas and much more.
Preakness : 5/17/18
Steve Coughlin & Chris Fallica do a complete deep dive of the 143rd Preakness Stakes including takeaways, who to pick, and some trivia. Plus, a first look at the College Football 2018 numbers. (22:00)
Bets Are In : 5/15/18
After months of anticipation, the Supreme Court has made a ruling on sports betting! Doug & Ben welcome David Purdum and Ryan Rodenberg to explain what it all means. Plus breakdown the latest NBA playoff action. (1:10:22)
Conference Finals Preview : 5/10/18
Doug Kezirian & Ben Fawkes preview the NBA conference finals with John Murray (12:31) and pro bettor Erin Rynning (37:00). They also update the Golden Knights story (18:06), which included Doug's SportsCenter trip to Las Vegas.
Derby Deep Dive: 5/3/18
Steve Coughlin and Chris Fallica do a Kentucky Derby deep dive including predictions, total "throw out" horses, favorites and much more. Plus, Bear weighs in on the Jets Draft selection (48:00).
Draft Recap & NBA Playoff Breakdown : 5/2/18
Doug Kezirian & Ben Fawkes discuss NFL season win totals & playoff props (8:00), adjusted NBA playoff series prices (32:00) & Kentucky Derby (41:40) with John Murray. Pro bettor Erin Rynning also breaks down the NBA post-season (47:00).
Home Stretch! : 4/24/18
Doug and Ben discuss the highly anticipated SCOTUS ruling and when it may come, give NBA playoffs updates and offer an intense NFL Draft preview position by position.
Not Your Average Round 1: 4/19/18
Doug and Ben recap the Golden Knights sweep and sportsbook liability, offer some NFL Draft nuggets and recap of NBA playoffs with Erin Rynning.
Herbie & The Bear: 4/16/18
Adam welcomes Kirk Herbstreit & Chris Fallica to discuss their perspective on the top players in this year's NFL Draft, their role in ESPN's draft coverage and more (:31). Plus, the return of #AskAdam (21:09).
NBA Playoff Time : 4/12/18
Doug and Ben welcome Nick Bogdanovich and Professional bettor Erin Rynning to preview the NBA playoffs, throw out some predictions, and recap the Masters.
The Masters : 4/3/18
Doug and Ben welcome the Las Vegas Westgate Superbook's Jeff Sherman to put a bow on the NCAA National Championship then preview The Masters with Chris "The Bear Fallica including Tiger Woods performance predictions.
MLB Opening Day; Final Four: 3/28/18
Doug Kezirian & Ben Fawkes break down the Final Four odds and all things baseball with opening day around the corner. ESPN Baseball Insider Tim Kurkjian joins and gives his outlook for a variety of teams and MLB futures. Plus, Derek Carty talks about the fantasy edge for MLB and John Murray provides the sportsbook perspective on MLB, Final Four and more.
What A Weekend : 3/19/18
Doug Kezirian & Ben Fawkes react to the lines after the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Vegas handicapper Matt Youmans joins and gives Sweet 16 picks. Plus, the books have already opened on a potential Mayweather-McGregor MMA fight. John Murray provides the sportsbook perspective on that and more.
Bracketology : 3/13/18
Back after a short break Steve Coughlin and Chris Fallica break down the entire NCAA bracket, make some picks, discuss some props and discuss where they agree and disagree. Plus discus some of Chris' upcoming travels including Vegas.
Tournament Kickoff : 3/13/18
Doug Kezirian & Ben Fawkes dive deeper on the NCAA Tournament. Vegas handicapper Matt Youmans gives out picks. John Murray provides the sportsbook perspective. Researcher Mackenzie Kraemer also provides some bracket tips.
Championship Week chalk : 3/8/18
Before a Championship Week breakdown with John Murray, Doug Kezirian and Ben Fawkes recap the NFL combine, discuss the Supreme Court ruling we are patiently waiting for, all the NBA odds and more.
Things Are Brewing: 2/28/18
Doug Kezirian and Ben Fawkes break down college basketball games and futures with VSIN's Matt Youman. Buster Olney also joins to discuss MLB season win totals and other prop bets.
NBA Futures & All-Star Game: 2/21/18
Doug Kezirian and Ben Fawkes discuss future odds in the NBA, All-Star Game betting and tanking with Westgate's John Murray. They also touch on World Series' futures, March Madness and more as they take questions from the Twitter world.
MLB Totals & NBA Futures: 2/14/18
Doug Kezirian is riding solo on this Valentine's Day episode as he welcomes on both Jason Simbal and John Murray to discuss MLB win totals, NBA futures and a little Olympics.
Goodbye, NFL: 2/6/18
Doug Kezirian and Ben Fawkes recap the Super Bowl and put a bow on the NFL season with guests John Murray and David Purdum.
Super Bowl Part 2: 2/1/18
In their second Super Bowl episode, Ben Fawkes and Doug Kezirian go over the latest news and prop bets heading into Sunday's Eagles-Patriots matchup with John Murray and David Purdum.
Super Bowl Part 1: 1/30/18
In their first of two Super Bowl episodes this week, Ben Fawkes and Doug Kezirian talk to Chris Berman and Bill Barnwell about player props and who they expect to win.
Prop Bets Are Out: 1/26/18
Doug Kezirian and Ben Fawkes recap the Conference Championship games from a betting perspective and take an early look at Super Bowl prop bets with John Murray of Westgate and Aaron Schatz from Football Outsiders.
Conference Championships: 1/18/18
Doug Kezirian and Ben Fawkes continue their NFL Playoff discussion with both John Murray and Mike Sando.
Divisional Round: 1/10/18
Doug Kezirian and Ben Fawkes discuss the College Football Playoff National Championship and then break down the NFL Divisional Round with John Murray. Later, Mike Sando also joins for another perspective on the NFL matchups.
One More: 1/5/18
Stanford Steve and The Bear bring you one last college football pod of the season with a breakdown of the National Championship game between Alabama and Georgia.
Wild Card Weekend: 1/3/18
Doug Kezirian and Ben Fawkes talk to John Murray about the CFP semifinals and then break down Wild Card Weekend.
New Year's Six: 12/28/17
Stanford Steve and The Bear bring you their last pod of 2017 with a breakdown of the NY6 bowls, including Clemson-Alabama and Georgia-Oklahoma.
NFL Week 17: 12/27/17
Doug Kezirian and Ben Fawkes talk to John Murray about the CFP and the final week of the NFL regular season.
Week 16 & A Little Extra : 12/21/17
Doug Kezirian and Ben Fawkes break down the lines for NFL Week 16 with John Murray and give us their brief (yet extra) take on CFB, NBA and more.
More Bowls Please: 12/21/17
Stanford Steve and The Bear are back with their second look at the bowl games through the New Year. Happy holidays to all of our listeners!
NFL Week 15: 12/14/17
Doug Kezirian and Ben Fawkes talk to Jimmy Vaccaro about his time as a Las Vegas bookmaker for over four decades (14:09) and then dive into a breakdown of the Week 15 NFL slate (31:12).
Let The Bowls Begin: 12/14/17
Stanford Steve and The Bear begin their breakdown of the bowl games by giving you some of their favorite picks throughout the first several days of matchups.
Supreme Court/Week 14: 12/7/17
Doug Kezirian and Ben Fawkes recap the Supreme Court case in New Jersey with Ryan Rodenberg and David Purdum (7:24). Then, John Murray joins to break down the Week 14 NFL slate (27:33).
The Bets Vs USA: 11/30/17
Doug Kezirian and Ben Fawkes speak to David Purdum about the big Supreme Court case that will shape the state of sports betting in America, break down all the week 13 action and much more.
CFB Champ Week : 11/29/17
Stanford Steve and Chris 'The Bear' Fallica break down the Championship weekend in CFB, their common and uncommon games including which team they both think have a great chance to upset the CFP top 4 and more.
CFB Week 13: 11/21/17
Stanford Steve and The Bear get your Thanksgiving week going on the right track with a comprehensive breakdown of all the college football action this weekend.
NFL Week 12: 11/21/17
Doug Kezirian and Ben Fawkes talk to John Murray about the Celtics' unbeaten run and a little college basketball and football before diving into the Week 12 NFL slate (18:29).
NFL Week 11: 11/16/17
Doug Kezirian and Ben Fawkes welcome John Murray to talk a little college basketball and NBA before diving into a breakdown of all the lines across Week 11 in the NFL.
Let Down Spot? : 11/15/17
Stanford Steve and Chris 'The Bear' Fallica break down Week 12 of the college football season including USC vs UCLA, can Miami cover in a possible let down spot vs Virginia and more. Plus, the guys run through their common and uncommon games.
Week 10 NFL/Early NBA: 11/9/17
Doug Kezirian and Ben Fawkes talk to John Murray about how much Eric Bledsoe is worth to the Bucks (5:28), the Heisman race (8:14) and the Week 10 NFL slate (11:56). Then, Erin Rynning joins the guys to talk about the first few weeks of the NBA season (51:18).
CFB Week 11: 11/8/17
Stanford Steve and The Bear break down Week 11 of the college football season with their common games and wild card picks like only they can.
Handicapping the Breeders' Cup: Part 2: 11/2/17
Will Arrogate return to form in the Breeders' Cup Classic? We break down that race, plus the Filly & Mare Turf, Sprint, Juvenile, and Turf.
Handicapping the Breeders' Cup: Part 1: 11/1/17
In the first of our Handicapping the Breeders' Cup shows, we break down the Dirt Mile & Distaff (Friday) and the Turf Sprint and Filly & Mare Sprint (Saturday).
NFL Week 9: 11/2/17
Doug Kezirian and Ben Fawkes talk to John Murray about the World Series (11:15), if the NFL trade deadline had an impact on any futures (19:50) and the Week 9 NFL slate (23:13). Later, David Purdum joins to recap World Series betting and discuss his story on a DFS player who won a million dollars on DraftKings (1:01:35).
CFB Week 10: 11/1/17
Stanford Steve and The Bear share their initial thoughts on the CFP rankings and then break down their common games (8:39) and wildcard picks (20:14) for Week 10. Plus, stick around after as the guys drop some knowledge on the Breeders' Cup (59:59).
BONUS: 30 for 30 Season Two Sneak Peek: 10/30/17
Behind The Bets shares the trailer for Season Two of 30 for 30 Podcasts, launching November 14th, as well as one of our favorite episodes from Season One, A Queen of Sorts.
NFL Week 8: 10/26/17
Doug Kezirian and Ben Fawkes welcome Chris Berman to talk about how Swami Sez picks became a thing and much more (5:45). Then, John Murray hops on to talk World Series (37:30), the winning ways of the Vegas Golden Knights (39:50) and the Week 8 NFL slate (44:20).
CFB Week 9: 10/25/17
Stanford Steve and Chris 'The Bear' Fallica break down Week 9 of the college football season including North Carolina State at Notre Dame, Penn State at Ohio State, preview the loaded 3:30PM slate and more.
NFL Week 7/ NBA: 10/19/17
Doug Kezirian and Ben Fawkes discuss the headlines surrounding Las Vegas franchising (1:20) then chat with John Murray on the NFL Week 7 lines (9:10) and early NBA odds after losing Celtics' Gordon Hayward (53:15).
CFB Week 8 : 10/18/17
Stanford Steve and Chris 'The Bear' Fallica break down Week 8 of the college football season including USC at Notre Dame, Michigan at Penn State and a ton of other games on the slate. Plus, a little bit of over/under NBA action from the guys.
October Sports: 10/12/17
In a jam-packed show, Ben Fawkes talks to John Murray about some NBA win totals & the Week 6 NFL slate (1:55), to Kevin Pelton about the Warriors' title odds and MVP & ROY candidates (30:00) and to Joe Peta about the Yankees' win over the Indians and an early look at the ALCS (51:15).
The Week 7 Slate: 10/11/17
Stanford Steve and Chris Fallica break down Week 7 of the college football season with their common games and wildcard picks. Plus, a surprise visit from Ryen Russillo.
NFL Week 5 & MLB Playoffs: 10/5/17
Doug Kezirian covers Week 5 lines across the NFL with Westgate's John Murray and then talks MLB Playoffs with Joe Peta.
CFB Week 6: 10/4/17
Stanford Steve and The Bear break down Week 6 of the college football season with their common games and wild card picks.
CFB Week 5: 9/28/17
Steve and The Bear are in different locations this week, but they're still grinding and bringing you their common games and wild card picks for Week 5 of the CFB season.
NFL Week 4 & MLB Review: 9/27/17
Doug Kezirian and Ben Fawkes look at Week 4 lines across the NFL with Westgate's John Murray. After, Joe Peta joins to revisit his MLB season win projections and more.
Week 4 CFB: 9/20/17
Stanford Steve and Chris Fallica break down Week 4 of the college football season with their common games and wildcard picks. Plus, a surprise visit from Ryen Russillo.
NFL Week 3: 9/20/17
Doug Kezirian and Ben Fawkes welcome John Murray of Westgate to talk Week 3 in the NFL as well as Bill "Krack Man" Krackomberger to share his wisdom and betting background.
CFB Week 3: 9/13/17
Stanford Steve and Chris "The Bear" Fallica share their common games and wild card picks for Week 3 of the college football season.
NFL Week 2: 9/13/17
After Chad Millman says goodbye to his loyal listeners of the podcast, Ben Fawkes has a conversation with John Murray of Westgate about Week 2 in the NFL. Then, Ben talks to boxing handicapper Johnny Wilds about the Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez fight.
CFB Week 2: 9/6/17
Stanford Steve and Chris "The Bear" Fallica break down the second week of college football games with their common games and wild card picks.
NFL Week 1: 9/6/17
The NFL season is here! Chad Millman and Bob Scucci break down the lines from Week 1 and give their Scooch Roulette picks. Then, Jay Kornegay of Westgate comes on to share details of his huge season-long NFL pick 'em super contest.
Fight Recap/CFB Week 1: 8/30/17
Chad Millman and Bob Scucci recap how the Mayweather-McGregor fight impacted sportsbooks and touch on some Week 1 college football, including Bama-FSU and Michigan-Florida.
CFB Week 1: 8/29/17
The boys are back! Stanford Steve and Chris "The Bear" Fallica share their common games and wild card picks for Week 1. Plus, their predictions on who makes the CFP.
The Fight Is Here: 8/23/17
Doug Kezirian hosts a round table of McGregor/Mayweather discussion with John Murray of Westgate, Nick Bogdanovich of William Hill and Jay Rood of MGM Resorts. Later, John Murray comes back to discuss the immediate fallout from the Celtics-Cavaliers trade.
Dictating The Books: 8/16/17
Doug Kezirian and Bob Scucci discuss how the McGregor/Mayweather fight and the Dodgers are dictating a sports book director's day. Plus, how Vegas is dealing with Ezekiel Elliott's suspension and some other NFL win totals.
NFL Win Totals: 8/9/17
Chad Millman and Bob Scucci discuss the season win totals for all 32 NFL teams, including which totals have seen the most action thus far.
Gearing Up: 8/2/17
Chad Millman talks to a loyal listener who was inspired and took a risk to change the outlook of his life. Later, Chad and Bob Scucci talk Mayweather/McGregor, MLB and some NFL season win totals.
CFB Preseason: 7/27/17
Stanford Steve and Chris "The Bear" Fallica sit down to discuss some preseason CFB topics, including over/under win totals, playoff possibilities and Heisman odds.
WSOP Final Table: 7/19/17
Andrew Feldman and Tim Fiorvanti preview the WSOP Main Event Final table and speak to two finalists, Jack Sinclair and chip leader Scott Blumstein.
Behind The Story: A Queen Of Sorts: 7/19/17
Chad Millman talks with Rose Eveleth from ESPN Films about the latest 30 for 30 podcast: A Queen of Sorts. Did Phil Ivey & Kelly cheat Vegas?
Closer Every Day: 6/28/17
Chad Millman, David Purdum and Ryan Rodenberg discuss if sports betting will be legal within a year and the Supreme Courts role in the decision.
Mayweather Betting & MLB: 6/21/17
Chad Millman talks to Bob Scucci and Ben Fawkes about Floyd Mayweather's betting prowess and his upcoming fight against Conor McGregor. Later, Joe Peta joins to talk MLB.
NBA Playoffs & Draft: 6/14/17
Doug Kezirian talks to Jeff Sherman of The Westgate about the NBA Playoffs, the Warriors next season and the experience of allowing NBA Draft props for the first time.
NBA Finals / NFL Win Totals: 5/24/17
Chad Millman and Bob Scucci talk 2017 NFL win totals and break down the NBA Finals.
Preakness and NBA: 5/18/17
Doug Kezirian talks to Lane Gold and Bob Scucci about the Preakness Stakes and then Doug and Bob dive into a little NBA Conference Finals discussion.
The Captain Class: 5/10/17
Chad Millman talks to Sam Walker, author of the new book "The Captain Class", about how identifying captains can help you make better betting decisions.
Derby Preview: 5/4/17
Stanford Steve and Chris Fallica give you a thorough preview of the Kentucky Derby this weekend!
NBA Playoffs & The Derby: 5/3/17
Chad Millman welcomes David Purdum & Bob Scucci to discuss the NBA Playoffs & if the NFL Draft gambling experiment was a success. Plus, Lane Gold weighs in on the Kentucky Derby.
Warriors Still The Favorites: 4/26/17
Doug Kezirian and Bob Scucci discuss the NBA playoffs, half-time point spreads and why the Warriors are still favored despite the Cavaliers' sweep of the Pacers.
MLB & NFL Draft: 4/19/17
Chad Millman discusses early season MLB headlines with ESPN Chalk's Joe Peta and welcomes John Murray from the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook for a talk on NFL Draft betting.
Final Four: 3/29/17
Chad Millman, Bob Scucci and legendary Las Vegas wise guy Alan Boston offer a full breakdown of the Final Four matchups. Plus, ESPN Chalk's Joe Peta goes over his top over/unders for the 2017 MLB season.
Sweet 16!: 3/23/17
Stanford Steve and Chris "The Bear" Fallica are back to share their thoughts on the Sweet 16 matchups in the NCAA Tournament.
NCAA Tournament Update: 3/22/17
Doug Kezirian and Bob Scucci recap the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament and preview the Sweet 16.
March Madness: 3/15/17
Stanford Steve and Chris "The Bear" Fallica share their thoughts on each region of the NCAA Tournament bracket and tell you which upsets to look out for.
NCAA Tournament Breakdown: 3/15/17
Chad Millman and Bob Scucci break down the first round of the NCAA tournament.
NCAA Tourney Warmup: 3/8/17
Chad Millman and Bob Scucci talk early NCAA tournament favorites after discussing Vegas' terrible January and the current state of legalized gambling.
Super Bowl Recap & Bed Time Stories: 2/16/17
Chad Millman and Bob Scucci discuss how Scooch did during the Super Bowl, the biggest bet they took and a devoted listener joins the show to ask a question.
Super Bowl Preview: 2/3/17
Anita Marks and Dave Tuley break down every betting angle of Super Bowl LI from the game to the most intriguing prop bets and much more.
Atlanta Millennium Falcon : 2/1/17
Chad Millman and Bob Scucci discuss who the wise guys are picking in Super Bowl LI. Plus, "Get Your Prop Up In Vegas" contest winner Evan Young joins the show.
Super Bowl 51: 1/25/17
Chad Millman and Bob Scucci get you ready for Super Bowl 51 and discuss some prop bets.
Conference Championships: 1/18/17
Doug Kezirian and Bob Scucci discuss last week's games and give you their picks for the Conference Championships this weekend.
Divisional Weekend: 1/13/17
Chad Millman and Bob Scucci recap the national championship and wild-card weekend and break down the lines for divisional weekend in the NFL.
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