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.
How To Bet NBA Preseason: Raheem Palmer Returns!
Action Network NBA betting expert Matt Moore is back for more Buckets and in this episode, he welcomes a familiar voice to the pod; the Ringer Gambling Show’s Raheem Palmer! Palmer makes his return to the show to talk, of all things, NBA Preseason betting.
Matt and Raheem go over how to identify the spots you want to see, whether it’s better to bet live or pre-game, how the books are anchored to power ratings in-game in a different environment, and more. Then, Raheem gives out three futures he likes including the Clippers title future, a Most Improved Player bet, and a bold proclamation about the defending champs.
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NBA Season Stat Prop Best Bets
Action Network’s Joe Dellera joins the show to talk NBA stat props for the upcoming season. Along with Matt Moore, the guy's best-kept secret is out: you can bet Steph Curry to lead the league in threes for longer than -200! Plus, Bam Adebayo and Anthony Davis rebound props present value in their new roles, there are great ways to back cut Zion, and Joe’s OBSESSED with Tyrese Haliburton for some reason. Tune in to hear where you should look in the prop market for the looming NBA season.
Player props discussed include Steph Curry [3 min], Anthony Davis [9 min], Bam Adebayo [11 min], Luka Doncic [17 min], Tyrese Haliburton [25 min], Zion Wiliamson [34 min], Tyrese Maxey [36 min] and much more.
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Pacific Division Win Totals Best Bets
Our division win total previews have come to a close with this final deep dive into the Pacific Division. Action Network NBA betting experts Matt Moore and Brandon Anderson try and decipher the league’s most befuddling (and maybe best?) division and how to bet on it. Team win total previews include the Golden State Warriors [6 min], Phoenix Suns [18 min], Los Angeles Clippers [33 min], Sacramento Kings [44 min] and Los Angeles Lakers [59 min].
The guys start by looking at the top of the division with three teams each having win totals over 50 and what history says about it. If you have to kick one team out, who are you backing and who are you fading? Matt has bad news for the champs and Brandon can't fathom that Matt’s all in on the Kings. The guys also look at the Lakers and one of the weirdest and ugliest teams in the league to try and predict. All this plus best bets, derivative markets and more on Buckets.
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Atlantic Division Win Totals Best Bets
Action NBA betting experts Matt Moore and Brandon Anderson are back for another division breakdown right here on Buckets! The East Coast Bias is in full effect. Team win total previews include the Boston Celtics [2 min], Philadelphia 76ers [17 min], Brooklyn Nets [30 min], Toronto Raptors [41 min] and New York Knicks [50 min].
In this episode, Matt is adamant about fading the best team in the league (at least by the odds) while both he and Brandon have decided the City of Brotherly Love is worthy of their adoration. Meanwhile, what the heck should they do with the Nets? Are the Raptors underrated, overrated, or both? And they try and avoid the temptation of betting on the Knicks. All this plus best bets, derivatives and more.
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Northwest Division Win Totals Best Bets
We've got another division win total breakdown in the books! Action Network NBA senior writer Matt Moore and NBA futures analyst Brandon Anderson look at the win totals for the Northwest Division and give their best bets. They dive into the Denver Nuggets [2 min], Portland Trailblazers [14 min], Utah Jazz [28 min], Minnesota Timberwolves [37 min], and Oklahoma City Thunder [51 min].
They’re both in on the Nuggets who may be lining up to have a special season. Can the Wolves with Rudy Gobert make the leap? Matt’s buying, Brandon’s selling. The Blazers are in-between and the two debate the over vs. the under as Dame tries to get Portland back in contention. Plus, OKC’s lowered ceiling without Chet Holmgren and just how far will the Utah Jazz go in their tanking efforts? All this plus win total best bets and division plays in this episode of Buckets!
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Central Division Win Totals Best Bets
Buckets is back for more division breakdowns and win total best bets, this time in the Central Division! Action Network's NBA duo of Matt Moore and Brandon Anderson jump right in on how they see things shaking out for the Cleveland Cavaliers [2 min], Chicago Bulls [21 min], Milwaukee Bucks [35 min], Detroit Pistons [41 min], and Indiana Pacers [45 min].
Find out why Brandon is so high on the Cavs even after the line movement from the Donovan Mitchell trade, if the Bucks will once again roll to a division title, if the Bulls are set for major regression, and whether the Pistons can take a big step with Cade Cunningham.
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This show has helped me rethink how I how bet. Matt and Brandon are the best in the business.
Be a better bettor!
Working on becoming a pro bettor. This show has helped pave the way for that to happen. Breakdown and analysis not just picks! Matt and Brandon and the occasional guest spot from Joe will do wonders to help make you a better bettor.
Great podcast that isn’t just about handing out bets. Matt and Brandon give a lot of valuable stats and information that I am able to utilize to make my own bets. I am a huge NBA fan so it’s nice to have some quality year around content to listen to on a weekly basis.