If you missed the big news, we’ve partnered with ESPN to produce a sports betting show called “I’ll Take That Bet”. It’ll air multiple times per week on the ESPN+ platform, which you can find in the Watch tab of the ESPN app and on ESPN.com.
Episode 1 dropped one Thursday evening, just in time for NBA Finals Game 1.
Here’s the gist of the show: Our two analysts — in today’s case, Chad Millman and Paul Lo Duca — draft their favorite picks of the day from a board of 10 bets. These are real wagers you can make across the gambling universe.
Here’s how the picks went down on today’s show. Be sure to watch the full episode on ESPN+. Paulie wasn’t always as pleased with Chad as in the picture above.
PICK NO. 1 (LO DUCA): LeBron James to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers this offseason (+175)
PICK NO. 2 (MILLMAN): Golden State to win the NBA Finals (-1000)
The Warriors are huge favorites in the Finals, but there’s still a case for betting on them at -1000.
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) May 31, 2018
PICK NO. 3 (LO DUCA): New York Mets (+131) over Chicago Cubs
PICK NO. 4 (MILLMAN): San Francisco 49ers to win the NFC West (+200)
PICK NO. 5 (LO DUCA): Jacksonville Jaguars and Philadelphia Eagles to play in Super Bowl 53 (+5500)
PICK NO. 6 (MILLMAN): Cleveland Cavaliers (+12.5) over Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals
PICK NO. 7 (LO DUCA): Philadelphia Phillies (+144) over Los Angeles Dodgers
PICK NO. 8 (MILLMAN): Klay Thompson to win NBA Finals MVP (+2500)
PICK NO. 9 (LO DUCA): Justify to win the Triple Crown (+120)
PICK NO. 10 (MILLMAN): Washington Capitals (-140) over Vegas Golden Knights