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The Favorites - Can You Bet On Politics?

Are you a news junkie? Do you wish you could bet on election outcomes or world events? Today's guest Alex "Keendawg" Keeney is an expert in doing just that. He joins Action Network hosts Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter to discuss the world of online prediction markets, and how thousand of traders invest millions of dollars in markets as diverse as the next GOP presidential nominee to the margin of victory in a mayoral primary. Keeney is the founder of Star Spangled Gamblers and host of their popular podcast, which has become the leading source of information about political prediction markets. Prior to founding SSG, Alex was a screenwriter in Hollywood, a policy advisor in the U.S. House of Representatives, and a marketing executive for Jordan Belfort, better known as the real Wolf of Wall Street. Follow him on Twitter @keendawg #Herd See for privacy information.

June 2430 mins
The Favorites - NBA Draft Betting

The Warriors have again been crowned as NBA Champions, so now gamblers can turn their attention to the NBA event of the summer: the NBA Draft! Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter welcome on their colleagues Matt Moore and Brandon Anderson to discuss the ways they are approaching betting the event, with loads of intrigue -- and value -- remaining for the top 3 picks and beyond. #Herd See for privacy information.

June 2243 mins
The Favorites - Stanley Cup Finals Betting

Lord Stanley's sacred cup is on the line, and after a thrilling Game 1 overtime game in the Stanley Cup Finals our Action Network co-hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter invite NHL betting expert Michael Leboff back to the show to discuss the best ways to bet the series. Plus, we here tales of Leboff's one-time political "career," his heroic police detective brother, and much more. Plus, producer Matt Mitchell provices a follow-up from a recent What Are The Odds segment contributor.  See for privacy information.

June 1736 mins
The Favorites - US Open Betting Preview

One of golf's most hallowed events returns to Brookline, Massachusetts for the first time this millennium, and here to break it down from a betting perspective is Action Network golf expert Jason Sobel. He joins hosts Chad Millman and pro gambler Simon Hunter to discuss his favorites outrights, top-10s and longshots. Plus, he provides an update on the PGA TOUR vs LIV update, as the shockwaves continue to be felt throughout the golf world. #Herd See for privacy information.

June 1537 mins
Gambling Movies with 'Hustle' Writer Will Fetters

Adam Sandler's new film "Hustle" debuted on Netflix this week, so Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter invited a longtime friend of the show back to discuss it. Oscar-nominated screenwriter Will Fetters co-wrote and executive produced "Hustle," the story of a down-on-his-luck NBA scout chasing his dream. Together Will discusses what it was like writing the movie (described by Chad as "a love letter to Philadelphia"), working with Adam Sandler, and so much more. Later, they discuss their favorite gambling movies of all-time. #Herd See for privacy information.

June 1044 mins
The Favorites - NBA Finals Betting Update

The NBA Finals heads to a pivotal Game 3! Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter welcome on colleague Matt Moore along with Jason Timpf, host of the Hoops Tonight podcast on The Volume podcast network, to update them on how the series has played out thus far. What should bettors be wary of heading into Game 3? Are there any numbers to grab now prior to Wednesday night? And who has become the best bet for Finals MVP after two games? #Herd See for privacy information.

June 834 mins
The Favorites - Special Mailbag Edition

Questions have been pouring in for Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter, so we've put together our favorites for a special mailbag edition of the podcast. Together Chad and Simon answer questions about bankroll management, how to spot a loser in the sportsbook, who would win in a "Freaky Friday situation" and so much more. Plus, another round of "What Are The Odds" with beloved predictive analyst Nick Giffen! #Herd See for privacy information.

June 350 mins
The Favorites - NBA Finals Betting Guide

It all comes down to this! The long grind has delivered gamblers a great NBA Finals matchup, with the favored Golden State Warriors facing the underdog Boston Celtics. With Game 1 looming on Thursday night, Action Network host Chad Millman and his professional gambler best friend Simon Hunter welcome Action NBA senior writer Matt Moore and betting expert Chris Raybon to the program to break it all down. What are the best ways to bet Game 1? Are the Celtics worth a shot at the current series price? What Finals MVP longshots are worth grabbing? All this and so much more as the last games of the NBA tipoff this week. #Herd See for privacy information.

June 156 mins
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. #Herd See for privacy information.

May 2740 mins
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 See for privacy information.

May 2541 mins
New Episodes: tuesday, thursday
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.