19 episodes

Are you itching for pro basketball action 12 months a year? Then welcome home! The BUCKETS podcast from the sports betting and fantasy leaders at The Action Network has you covered from the NBA Summer League through the championship parade, and everything in between. 
Whether you gamble on NBA futures, individual games or player props, our betting experts hit the mics every week to serve your needs every week of the year. Gambling coverage is led by Action Network senior writer Matt Moore, one of the best-connected and well-respected journalists covering the NBA today. He's joined by Action Network basketball analysts Brandon Anderson and Raheem Palmer, two veteran gambling experts who know the league's drama and intrigue inside and out... and have turned data analysis and passion into profits. 
They're joined on the channel by our fantasy basketball crew, formerly of the Stretch Four podcast. Action Network producer and host Dan Titus captains the most informative and intelligent NBA fantasy show around, joined every week by Action Network contributor Adam Koffler for a complete breakdown for season-long fantasy players of all skill levels. 
So if NBA basketball means a little bit more to you... welcome to BUCKETS. You'll love it here. 

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Are you itching for pro basketball action 12 months a year? Then welcome home! The BUCKETS podcast from the sports betting and fantasy leaders at The Action Network has you covered from the NBA Summer League through the championship parade, and everything in between. 
Whether you gamble on NBA futures, individual games or player props, our betting experts hit the mics every week to serve your needs every week of the year. Gambling coverage is led by Action Network senior writer Matt Moore, one of the best-connected and well-respected journalists covering the NBA today. He's joined by Action Network basketball analysts Brandon Anderson and Raheem Palmer, two veteran gambling experts who know the league's drama and intrigue inside and out... and have turned data analysis and passion into profits. 
They're joined on the channel by our fantasy basketball crew, formerly of the Stretch Four podcast. Action Network producer and host Dan Titus captains the most informative and intelligent NBA fantasy show around, joined every week by Action Network contributor Adam Koffler for a complete breakdown for season-long fantasy players of all skill levels. 
So if NBA basketball means a little bit more to you... welcome to BUCKETS. You'll love it here. 

    Week 1 Lookahead I Fantasy Basketball

    Week 1 Lookahead I Fantasy Basketball

    We’ve made it! The 2021-22 NBA regular season kicks off Tuesday night with a matchup between the Nets and Bucks, followed by a matchup between the Warriors and Lakers. 
    Fantasy basketball analysts Dan Titus and Adam Koffler highlight things they’ll be watching for during the first week of the season.What does LeBron’s usage look like playing alongside a high-usage guy like Russell Westbrook? Do players like Bam Adebayo, Zach LaVine, and Julius Randle all see a dip in assists with newly-acquired ball-dominant guards on their respective squads? And do preseason rookie darlings like Josh Giddey and Scottie Barnes keep it going in the regular season?
    Check back in with us ahead of Week 2 as we recap Week 1 and run through some of our biggest early-season takeaways. 
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    • 40 min
    2021-22 Preseason Best Bets with Preston Johnson & Justin Phan

    2021-22 Preseason Best Bets with Preston Johnson & Justin Phan

    On this special edition of BUCKETS, professional bettors Preston Johnson (@SportsCheetah) from BetsTV and Justin Phan (@JPhanned), founder of Fantasy Labs NBA join the show to give their preseason best bets. 
    The three talk the Peilcans’ disarray, and why they’re both bearish on the Lakers. They’re all in agreement on the Jazz over, which obviously means it’s doomed, while Matt and Justin believe in the Knicks (to win at least 42 games) (22:24). They debate about a bare bones Spurs squad and whether Atlanta can steal the division from Miami. Then they tackle the toughest question going into the season (outside of Brooklyn): can Luka Doncic bring up a Jason Kidd team enough, or can Jason Kidd tear down a Luka Doncic team enough? Then, Justin gives his favorite MVP and 6th Man of the Year futures, and Preston asks an interesting question about what the Bulls have shown in the preseason, while Matt reveals he has the Magic as one of the worst teams of all time. 
    All that and more on this Best Pro Bets Edition of Buckets!
    Team Win Totals (NOP, LAL, NYK, SAS, ATL, MIA, DAL) - 3 min
    MVP Favorites - 43 min
    Sixth Man of the Year - 46 min
    Bulls + Magic Outlook - 49 min


    For more info, hit the guys up on Twitter:
    Preston Johnson (@SportsCheetah) | Twitter
    BetsTV (@BetsMedia) | Twitter
    The latest Tweets from BetsTV (@BetsMedia). The brightest minds in Sports Betting, DFS, & fantasy. #BetsTV. Las Vegas, NV
    Justin Phan (@jphanned) | Twitter
    The latest Tweets from Justin Phan (@jphanned). founder @fantasylabsnba. looking to build great products with great people. Los Angeles, CA

    • 53 min
    Kyrie Fallout & Futures

    Kyrie Fallout & Futures

    We're less than week away from the start of the NBA season and Matt Moore is joined by fellow Action Network betting analysts Raheem Palmer and Brandon Anderson to give their best bets for the upcoming season. Before the action tips off, they discuss Kyrie Irving's fate with the Brooklyn Nets and its impact on their win total. And, you don't want to miss the trio debate various player awards as well. 
    The Buckets podcast is back tomorrow with a special episode featuring Justin Phan of the Action Network and Preston "Sports Cheetah" Johnson from BetsTV so be sure to tune in.
    Time stamps:
    Kyrie Irving - 2 min
    Future Bets - 14 min

    • 36 min
    ESPN Mock Draft + Riskiest Picks with ESPN's Eric Moody

    ESPN Mock Draft + Riskiest Picks with ESPN's Eric Moody

    The NBA is only 10 days away! On this week's episode, fantasy basketball analysts Dan Titus and Adam Koffler of the Action Network are joined by ESPN Fantasy Sports/Betting writer Eric Moody. 
    The guys analyze a recent 10-team 9-category fantasy basketball mock draft conducted by ESPN analysts and listen in to hear Moody's riskiest picks of the draft this season.
    Can De'Aaron Fox actually be a top-10 guy this season, or was that one heck of a reach? Moody gives his thoughts on Zach LaVine, Richaun Holmes, and Kyle Anderson. Koffler and Moody also debate Mavs stretch four Kristaps Porzingis. 
    As a bonus, Moody provides some sophomores who are ready to pop off in Year 2. Be sure to tune in if you're preparing to draft this upcoming week!
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    • 43 min
    Friday NBA Happy Hour: Team Tiers

    Friday NBA Happy Hour: Team Tiers

    It's Friday, and we're getting BUCKETS. Join Action network analysts Matt Moore and Brandon Anderson for happy hour each Friday to talk hoops and bring in the weekend with some fun. You can expect plenty of betting conversation mixed with cool contests that'll assess current and future NBA markets. Tune into the inaugural episode, where the guys BUCKET all 30 NBA teams into five tiers. 
    Potential one seeds (3 min)
    Potential first-round host (7 min)
    Safely in the Playoffs (15 min)
    Play-in Zone (26 min)
    See you in the Lottery (34 min) 


    We'll be back Monday, and be sure to check out the Buckets fantasy basketball podcast. This week they'll have Eric Moody, Fantasy/Betting Writer at ESPN, on the show to talk about his recent ESPN mock draft and the riskiest players to draft relative to average draft position (ADP). 

    • 35 min
    2021-2022 NBA Win Totals Draft

    2021-2022 NBA Win Totals Draft

    With the NBA season around the corner, the Action Network's trio of NBA analysts Matt Moore, Raheem Palmer, and Brandon Anderson host the inaugural win-total draft for the 2021-2022 season. Each analyst selected 10 NBA teams to go over or under their win total for the year, and they'll compete to see who accumulates the most points by the end of the season. 
    Below is a breakdown of each selection, but with some serious bragging rights at stake, listen in as the guys make a case for their picks and why you should follow suit.  
    MATT MOORE

    Utah Jazz over 51.5
    Minnesota Timberwolves over 35.5
    Denver Nuggets over 47.5
    Orlando Magic under 22.5
    Atlanta Hawks over 46.5
    Charlotte Hornets under 38.5
    Phoenix Suns under 51.5
    Golden State Warriors over 47.5
    San Antonio Spurs under 28.5
    Washington Wizards over 33.5

    RAHEEM PALMER

    Indiana Pacers over 42.5
    Dallas Mavericks under 48.5
    Miami Heat over 47.5
    New York Knicks over 41.5
    New Orleans Pelicans under 39.5
    Philadelphia 76ers under 51.5
    Cleveland Cavaliers under 27.5
    Toronto Raptors under 35.5
    Los Angeles Clippers over 45.5
    Milwaukee Bucks over 54.5

    BRANDON ANDERSON

    Houston Rockets under 27.5
    Chicago Bulls under 42.5 
    Boston Celtics over 45.5
    Los Angeles Lakers over 52.5
    Portland Trail Blazers over 44.5
    Memphis Grizzlies over 40.5
    Brooklyn Nets over 56.5
    Sacramento Kings under 36.5
    Oklahoma City Thunder over 22.5
    Detroit Pistons under 25.5

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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The fantasy episodes are not very insightful or helpful, but the betting shows are next level good. Kudos to Matt and the rest of the team for making some of the best NBA podcast content available today. A much welcome break from the shallow takes on the various blog boy pods covering the league

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