Sharp Edges is a sports betting podcast to help you make smarter bets. Hosted by Calvin McAlee & Brandon Wittmeyer.
UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs Burns - Las Vegas Reopening
1:48 UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs Burns
After a week off, the UFC is back this weekend with UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs Burns. That means it is time for another episode of the Sharp Edges podcast. Calvin and Brandon are back to discuss this weekend’s card that features plenty of young rising talent, as well as a number of juicy underdog bets to cash in on.
After a brief discussion about the reopening of Las Vegas, Calvin and Brandon begin talking about this weekend’s card, starting with the very first fight of the prelims. The second bout, between Louis Smolka and Casey Kenney is the first one we see where Calvin and Brandon have some betting action. In the third bout, both Calvin and Brandon are in agreement on who to bet on in the bout between Tim Elliot and Brandon Royval.
After a couple of more prelim discussions, Calvin and Brandon turn their focus on to the main card bouts. Mackenzie Derns is one of the biggest favorites on this weekend’s cards, but is her opponent Hannah Cifers actually the better bet? Roosevelt Roberts is another fighter who is highly favored as he takes on a tough Brok Weaver. However, Calvin and Brandon are both a little skeptical of this line.
Spike Carlyle is the name to keep an eye on this weekend. Can he take down Billy Quarantillo with another quick knockout as he did in his last fight? The co-main event is our only Heavyweight bout on this card. Brandon leans one way while Calvin leans the other in a bout between Blagoy Ivanov and Augusto Sakai. Finally, in the main event, both Calvin and Brandon agree that either Tyron Woodley or Gilbert Burns is their best bet of the weekend. Who is it?
With more UFC events coming for four straight weeks, listen in for more Sharp Edges podcast episodes each of the next four Fridays!
UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Teixeira Recap - UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Harris Preview
2:30 UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Teixeira Recap
21:18 UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Harris Preview
38:30 UFC Best Bets
Live sports are back and that means the Sharp Edges Podcast is back as well. Last week’s episode covered some Coronavirus topics as well as UFC 249 and UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Teixeira. This week, Calvin and Brandon will recap Wednesday’s Fight Night and look forward to Saturday’s event, UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Harris.
First off, Calvin and Brandon take a look back at Wednesday’s event, UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Teixeira. While the card wasn’t as stacked as UFC 249 last Saturday, there were plenty of great fighters and great fights on the card.
Calvin and Brandon cover every fight and give their opinions on each fighter. Which fighters were the most impressive and which ones looked like they didn’t even belong in the octagon. A few fighters impressed both Calvin and Brandon and are on their radar for the next time they fight as a fighter to get your money on.
Looking ahead to Saturday’s UFC event, Calvin and Brandon take a look at each fight to see which ones provide the best value. Brandon sees a couple of plus money fighters that provide a ton of value and are worth betting while Calvin has a couple of bets of his own.
Closing out the show, the two give their best bets for Saturday’s event. The two agree on one fighter as their best bet for Saturday. Spoiler alert, it is an underdog. Brandon also adds in one more underdog that he thinks is a great betting option. As usual, Calvin’s other best bet is the opposing fighter of Brandon’s. Calvin got the better of Brandon last weekend, going 2-0 in their heads up bets. Who will be the winner this weekend?
Listen in to hear who you should be betting for this weekend as the UFC continues to provide us with some live betting action. After Saturday, the next UFC event is scheduled until May 30th.
Coronavirus Talk - UFC 249 - UFC Fight Night Smith vs Teixeira
1:32 Coronavirus Talk
19:05 UFC 249
54:50 UFC 249 Best Bets
55:51 UFC Fight Night Smith vs Teixeira
After a two month hiatus, Calvin and Brandon are back for another episode of the Sharp Edges podcast. It’s been a long two months but we finally have some live sports action this weekend in the United States as the UFC is set to return on May 9th.
This week’s episode starts off with some talk about the current Coronavirus issue. Brandon has been doing some extensive research over the past couple of months and gives his input on how he feels the Coronavirus situation will pan out. Calvin, on the other hand, just hopes that sports will get back to normal sooner rather than later.
Taking a look at the first live sporting event in the United States in nearly two months, Calvin and Brandon go through every match set on the UFC 249 card. Even the early prelim fights have some solid matches, one of which really intrigues Brandon.
Heading into the second wave of prelims, the card starts to get stacked. Brandon’s favorite pick of the card was set for the prelim fights. However, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza tested positive for Coronavirus shortly after the podcast was recorded. Therefore, his match with Uriah Hall has been canceled.
Once we get to the main card, we are treated with two title fights. However, Calvin’s favorite fight of the entire card isn’t one of those title fights. Instead, Calvin is excited to see an all-out brawl between two of the biggest hitters in MMA history when Francis Ngannou takes on Jairzinho Rozenstruik.
After giving out their favorite picks of the entire UFC 249 event, Calvin and Brandon take a quick look ahead to UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Teixeira which will take place on Wednesday, May 13th. Listen in to see who you should be betting on this weekend and next week. Come back next Friday as Calvin and Brandon will have more updated talks on the Coronavirus and discuss next weekend’s UFC event.
Coronavirus and Sports
0:30 Coronavirus and Sports
28:31 Premier League Darts
This week’s Sharp Edges Podcast is certainly a different one. The sports world has abruptly come to an end. All major sports are currently being suspended and tournaments and events are being canceled. Whether or not we will have sports again anytime soon remains to be seen. It could be weeks or months before we are back to betting major sporting events.
Calvin and Brandon discuss for a bit what the coronavirus is doing to sports and what to expect (and hope) in the near future. Brandon talks about the end of days while Calvin remains optimistic that everything will be back to normal in a few weeks in the sports world. Listen in for a good laugh and decide who you agree with.
Before the end of the show, Calvin does have some actual sports betting related content. One sport still appears to remain intact and that is Premier League Darts! Listen in at the end of the podcast for some Thursday afternoon Premier League Darts action if you are jonesing for something to bet on! Either way, be safe and be careful. Let’s hope sports come back sooner than later.
College Basketball Betting Picks - XFL Week 5 Betting Picks - UFC 248 - Premier League Darts
6:36 Wichita State/Memphis
12:25 New Mexico/Utah State
17:33 Washington State/Arizona
35:11 UFC 248
50:45 Best Bets
51:44 Premier League Darts
It’s the six month anniversary of the first episode of the Sharp Edges podcast. Time flew by for Calvin and Brandon as it seems like it was just yesterday they had their first episode. Calvin and Brandon have produced a number of winners each week for you guys and they have been heating up a lot over the past month or so. As conference tournaments are beginning in college basketball and Selection Sunday just 10 days away, Calvin and Brandon are hitting their betting peaks at the right time. It’s not just all basketball, as they talk some XFL action, Brandon informs you on some UFC action this weekend and Calvin talks a little Premier League Darts action.
Wichita State and Memphis lead off the college basketball card. It’s a big AAC matchup for both teams but Memphis needs this game more. They are small favorites at home. Can they get the crucial revenge win or will their season be in jeopardy? New Mexico and Utah State battle in the Mountain West tournament. The Lobos defeated the Aggies just last week. Can Utah State rebound and cover the big double-digit spread?
In the Pac-12, Washington State takes on a struggling Arizona. The Wildcats have lost their last three-game and the Cougars have struggled all year. Is there a good spread bet in this one or should you focus on the total instead? In another Pac-12 game, Cal takes on Oregon. The Ducks are still looking to at least get a share of the Pac-12 regular-season title. It’s another double-digit spread game but the total appears to be a better bet in this one.
XFL Week 5 is this weekend and Calvin continues to bet a couple of small games per weekend. Brandon is still doing some reconnaissance on the XFL before he begins betting. If you’re into betting the XFL listen in to a couple of Calvin’s suggestions and see if you want to fade or follow.
UFC 248 is the weekend and we will be in for some title fight action. This is a solid card with some big names and Brandon is looking forward to betting and watching this one. Brandon has a few picks he likes including a HUGE underdog that will provide an excellent payout if it hits. Calvin has a couple of fights that he likes as well, even providing methods of victory for each fight.
Finally, Calvin talks about his newly created Premier League Darts formula. This is the first week the formula is in use but you can find all of the picks on his Twitter account. In fact, you can follow both Brandon (@BettorBW) and Calvin (@mcaleecalvin) for excellent free content and picks every day! Now is the right time to follow as the action is immense and both bettors are on some great winning streaks. So listen in, get some insight and follow Calvin and Brandon on Twitter for daily action across a number of different sports. Good luck!
Wilder vs Fury 2 Recap - College Basketball Betting Picks - XFL Week 4 Betting Picks - UFC Fight Night 169
4:14 Wilder-Fury 2 Recap
12:22 Ohio State/Nebraska
23:50 Saint Mary’s/Santa Clara
26:22 Oregon State/Oregon
34:00 XFL Week 4
37:05 UFC Fight Night 169
51:37 Best Bets
Calvin and Brandon kick off another episode of the Sharp Edges podcast with a recap of last week’s action, including the Deontay Wilder/Tyson Fury “fight”. Then Calvin and Brandon look at some Thursday night college basketball games and also discuss some futures bets for the NCAA championship. A quick look at some XFL and then a few fights from this weekend’s UFC card close out the show.
Calvin and Brandon recap the Wilder/Fury fight and how they both failed to make a good read on the fight. Fury dominated Wilder from the start so bad that Calvin doesn’t even consider it a fight as much as he does a beatdown. Fury is the top dog in boxing and Calvin and Brandon both look forward to what comes next in his career.
The college basketball card starts off with some Big Ten action between Ohio State and Nebraska. The Cornhuskers have struggled all year and Ohio State has been up and down, so can the Buckeyes cover the big spread? In the PAC-12, Calvin’s darkhorse team Arizona takes on USC. For the first time in a while, Calvin and Brandon have strong opposite opinions on a game. Who wins this one?
The next college basketball game comes out on the west coast as Saint Mary’s takes on Santa Clara. Santa Clara won the first meeting, at Saint Mary’s, can the Gaels get revenge or will they fall again? The final game of the episode is another PAC-12 game as in-state rivals Oregon State and Oregon battle it out. The Beavers upset the Ducks in the last game and now the Ducks are 10-point favorites. Can they really cover that high of a spread? As a bonus, Calvin and Brandon look at some of the NCAA futures bets and whom they think provide some solid value. Also, what are some good strategies for betting on futures?
Three weeks of the XFL season are in the books. Viewership is continuing to drop but both Calvin and Brandon like to tune in on weekends and check out some games. Calvin has two picks he likes this weekend for some small dough bets. Brandon, on the other hand, is going to continue to spectate without any action, for now.
Another weekend another UFC card. This weekend it is UFC Fight Night 169. The card isn’t the strongest but there is a title fight and Brandon has a few fights that he has his eye on. After looking into a few fights, Calvin and Brandon bring out their best bets of the week. They each have one UFC pick that they agree on and then their own CBB game. Listen in and get some winners. CBB formula picks are 20-10-1 over the last five episodes, so don’t miss them!
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Must listen for NBA fans
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