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Every Tuesday and Thursday this NFL season, Action Network’s Chief Content Officer Chad Millman welcomes his colleague, professional sports gambler Simon Hunter, as they analyze every matchup and select their best bets from the NFL slate. Utilizing Action Network's data-driven analysis, the latest injury news and insider info from Simon's network of professional bettors, together they craft their best bets of the weekend, along with moneyline parlays, totals, survivor pool picks and so much more.

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Every Tuesday and Thursday this NFL season, Action Network’s Chief Content Officer Chad Millman welcomes his colleague, professional sports gambler Simon Hunter, as they analyze every matchup and select their best bets from the NFL slate. Utilizing Action Network's data-driven analysis, the latest injury news and insider info from Simon's network of professional bettors, together they craft their best bets of the weekend, along with moneyline parlays, totals, survivor pool picks and so much more.

    The Favorites - The Battle For Legal Sports Betting

    The Favorites - The Battle For Legal Sports Betting

    The federal ban on sports betting was struck down by the Supreme Court 4 years ago this month. Since that decision, nearly half of all states and Washington D.C. now permit legal sports betting in some form. To get a summary of all the legislative flury that's taken place since 2018 and to hear insights on the legal road ahead, hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter invite on Action Network industry reporter Sam McQuillan (@Sam_McQuill) to the show. Sam provides the latest news on where the latest legalization efforts stand in California, Florida and across America. 

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    • 35 min
    The Favorites - NFL Schedule 2022

    The Favorites - NFL Schedule 2022

    The NFL recently released its complete schedule for the 2022 season, so Action Network Chief Content Officer Chad Millman and his pro gambling best friend Simon Hunter look up and down the season-long slate to highlight teams and matchups worth further investigation. How did the NFL Draft and the schedule release impact their feelings on win totals and division, conference or Super Bowl futures? More importantly, will an affluent listener invite them to his or her Soldier Field suite for the Eagles vs. Bears game Week 15? #Herd

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    • 36 min
    The Favorites - Preakness and MLB Betting Update

    The Favorites - Preakness and MLB Betting Update

    The second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown is this Saturday with the 147th Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, Maryland. Action Network senior writer Sean Zerillo joins his boss Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter to discuss betting on the race from every angle.

    Later, they dive into Sean's real passion: Major League Baseball. Simon peppers Sean with loads of questions about the season thus far,  including dead balls, run totals, and fading the New York Yankees. #Herd

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    • 38 min
    The Favorites - NBA Conference Finals Betting Guide

    The Favorites - NBA Conference Finals Betting Guide

    The NBA playoffs are heating up, so Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter of Action Network welcome on two NBA experts to break down the semifinal round. The Boston Celtics take on the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals and the Golden State Warriors tip off against the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference Finals. These two matchups that are sure to delight fans and gamblers alike, so Action Network analyst Brandon Anderson and Jason Timpf of The Volume Podcast Network's Lakers Tonight podcast provide their analysis on both series and how to approach them from a betting perspective. 

    But first, we debut our newest segment: What Are The Odds?

    Listeners submitted their wildest coincidences and circumstances. We've selected one and invited on Action's predictive analytics team to break it down from a mathematical perspective. Today's maiden voyage takes us on a journey involving the Dallas Cowboys, Ric Flair, and his famous chop. #Herd

    What Are The Odds Segment - 4 min

    Western Conference Finals - 11 min

    Eastern Conference Finals - 35 min

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    • 46 min
    The Favorites - AFC Team Betting Updates

    The Favorites - AFC Team Betting Updates

    Picking up from last episode, Action Network betting experts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter review all that's happened since the NFL Draft and break it all down, team by team. In this episode they go through every division in the AFC, discussing which teams are rising and which are falling... and most importantly who has betting value right away. Are the Miami Dolphins worth a shot? Why would anybody bank on the Cleveland Browns? And are the Las Vegas Raiders the best value in the conference to win their division? #Herd

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    • 41 min
    The Favorites - NFC Team Betting Updates

    The Favorites - NFC Team Betting Updates

    The NFL Draft dust has settled, and Action Network betting experts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter are here to break it all down, team by team. In this episode they go through every division in the NFC, discussing which teams are rising and which are falling... and most importantly who has betting value right away. Are Kliff Kingsbury and the Cardinals worth the risk? Can the Rams repeat as champions? And what was the best part of Action's big pre-Draft party in Las Vegas? #Herd

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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

BiggyTallz12 ,

Stop putting Podcast name in Episode Title.

Love this pod so much! Great insight and knowledgeable hosts and guests. From listening I know Chad loves feedback and feedback is a gift so here is my feedback.

First, Please stop putting ”The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast -“ at the beginning of the episode names!! This makes it difficult to know what each episode is about since most apps will cut off the last part of the name. Please please quit doing this.

Second feedback, I noticed Chapters in the most recent episode. Love this feature and the direction. Colin’s other podcasts have started using Chapters. However please give the Chapters a relevant name instead of “Marker 3”. Seeing Marker 3 instead of the episode name is annoying. A suggestion would be each chapter named with episode name and what the chapter is. Ex. “Sports Betting Mailbag - Chad’s Cuban Fan”

Thanks to Chad and Simon for all the hard work!!

Ke37206 ,

Fun betting show!

This is a great show. Chad Millman is one of the great sports journalists ever and Simon is well cast as his sharp "companion". They have funny jokes, songs, and bits and they do give out some interesting nuggets of info. No shade on these guys but if you're looking for a podcast giving out profitable bets to a large audience, there's no such thing. Just like all the touts, if these clowns were consistently giving out winning picks they would move the market immediately and have no value for you. All that said this is one of the best betting shows out there even though I do miss the bookmaker perspective and I'd like to see them work someone in occasionally on that side of the counter.

PK blackhawk457 ,

“College Basketball Conference Tournament Best Bets” Show

Thanks for ruining Entourage for me Simon. I am only on season 3:/

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