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NFL Betting Scandal + NBA Finals Update

With news breaking that an Indianapolis Colts player reportedly bet on his own team, Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter welcome on SportsHandle Sr. Reporter Matt Rybaltowski, who broke the story earlier this week. They discuss the regulatory ramifications of the bombshell story, and the future of enforcement. Next, the crew welcomes back friends of the podcast Dragonfly Jonez and Mike Guardabascio, 2 of the 3 pillars of The Volume's Jenkins & Jonez Podcast. Together they discuss the Heat's chances as the NBA Finals progresses, who they like to win it all, and why Erik Spoelstra doesn't want to talk strategy with reporters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

June 647 mins
2023 NBA Finals Betting Preview

Fresh off an Eastern Conference Finals Game 7, Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter chat with colleague Matt Moore, host of the BUCKETS podcast. Together they discuss the Heat's wild victory over the Celtics in Game 7, as well as their looming matchup with the Denver Nuggets. They talk about why Denver comes out as a heavy favorite and if Miami actually has a chance at +300 for the series, plus the player props they are targeting for the NBA Finals heading into Thursday's Game 1. -- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

May 3048 mins
NFL Week 1 Lines + NFL Spring Meeting

Spring has sprung, but fall is in the air today as Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter discuss their favorite NFL Week 1 spreads and moneylines. Together they discuss a potential AFC North underdog parlay boost from bet365, and a trap game for bettors looking to back the Seahawks. Are there any rookie quarterbacks worth betting in their first starts? How confident are Colts bettors feeling about a bounceback season? Plus, we get an update on the NFL meetings taking place currently in Minneapolis, with issues like late-season Thursday Night Football flex scheduling up for debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

May 2350 mins
NBA Conference Finals + WNBA Preview w/Matt Moore & Maria Marino

The Nuggets face the Lakers in the NBA Western Conference Finals, and the Heat square off against the Celtics in the East. Plus, this Friday the 27th season for the WNBA tips off, a league that has grown into a hidden jewel for serious gamblers of all ages. To preview all this hoops gambling activity, Action Network experts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter are joined by colleages Matt Moore and Maria Marino. Co-hosts on the BUCKETS podcast, the basketball betting podcast from Action Network, Matt and Maria take our hosts through the NBA action unfolding in the weeks ahead, plus offer a dive into the best bets heading into this new WNBA season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

May 1665 mins
AFC Offseason Update | 2023

Does the road to the Super Bowl still run through Kansas City? Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter discuss this and all things betting in the AFC offseason, as they go through the biggest storylines and personnel moves since the confetti fell in Arizona. Together they cover the Broncos big moves, the sad state of Cleveland, the resurgent Dolphins and much more. Plus, we hear about some season win totals and some love for Jacksonville. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

May 1136 mins
NFC Offseason Update with Nate Tice

The NFL offseason has been wild thus far! This week, Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter invite Nate Tice onto the program to discuss the biggest moves across the NFC thus far, and how they are shaping betting markets. Nate can be heard on the popular podcastThe Athletic Football Show, and has strong opinions about the Cowboys, Bears and many more teams across the NFC. Together the trio outlines who they see slipping in 2023 and who is ready to surprise fans and gamblers alike. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

May 950 mins
Kentucky Derby Betting Guide

The 149th "Run For The Roses" is this Saturday at Churchill Downs, an annual gambling event that attracts the attention of even the most casual bettors. Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter welcome Action contributor and veteran horseracing handicapper Mike Somich to the show, as he helps the duo break down the field. What makes the Kentucky Derby different from other races? What is so enticing about betting the Derby? And what are experts hearing trackside on the heels of Whisper Wednesday? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

May 443 mins
NFL Draft Recap + Stanley Cup Playoffs Update

After a historic upset in Boston, the Florida Panthers move to the next round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They face the Maple Leafs, which is bad news for Action Network hockey expert and today's first guest Michael Leboff, whose hatred for the Toronto franchise knows no bounds. Today he joins hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter to discuss the latest bets in the world of NHL gambling, before the duo welcomes Brandon Anderson to discuss the big NFL Draft Day winners and losers. Plus, we hear what Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year picks he likes right now, and plenty more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

May 347 mins
NFL Draft Final Best Bets | 2023

It all ends here! The first round of the 2023 NFL Draft is tonight in Kansas City, with the top prospects on hand all hoping to hear their name called. Some NFL GMs are calling this the most unpredictable draft in recent memory, and the mania in the draft betting market has certainly reflected that. There has been incredible movement across the first round in terms of odds, and today Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter reconvene to go through their thoughts on Bryce Young, Will Levis, Anthony Richardson, Will Anderson and so much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

April 2745 mins
NFL Draft Betting Preview 2023

The NFL Draft begins in just 48 hours, so Action Network NFL experts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter return to discuss all the latest activity in the betting markets. Will Levis odds have gone crazy since a totally unsubstantiated Reddit rumor earlier today, sending shockwaves through the Top 5 market. We also have movement on Will Anderson and other prospects, plus an improving chance of two running backs going in the first round. This is also our first episode delivered LIVE on the Action Network YouTube channel, so you'll want to subscribe to Action Network's channel to get the newest Favorites live shows, all year long. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

April 2546 mins
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Every NFL season, Action Network Chief Content Officer Chad Millman and professional sports gambler Simon Hunter analyze every matchup to 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 betting card for the weekend, along with moneyline parlays, totals, survivor pool picks and so much more. For the 2023 NFL season, The Favorites will have new episodes every Sunday night, Tuesday and Thursday. Proudly presented by bet365, the world's favourite sportsbook brand.