It’s an all new episode of Wise Kracks sports betting podcast with co-host, Jon Orlando. This week, we’re going coast to coast, with Jon in Los Angeles while I’m on the beach (almost) in Atlantic City. The traveling has us feeling nostalgic as we kick things off by chatting about what home means for two guys that have lived in so many places.
Jon’s in LA catching the crucial game between the Dodgers and the Padres with the division on the line between the Dodgers and the Giants. I have been banging the Giants drum for the World Series for months, ever since they were 80-1 early in the season while leading the division. With over 100 wins each, it’s going to be a historic end to the season whatever happens – and Jon is going big on record in calling the division winner in this week’s episode.
NFL Is Heating Up
Things are heating up in the NFL. Jon is getting excited at the Dallas Cowboys 3-1 start, and the Rams are looking pretty useful too. I caution listeners to take a step back, since overreaction is very common in early season NFL – even to the point of pretty significant line movement for one game happening while a totally separate game is in progress . This is something to keep an eye on, especially when a line is on the cusp of an NFL key number, as I explain. We cover all the latest NFL news, including the slew of new young quarterbacks and the big return of Tom Brady to New England. I talk about the line on that game, and why I think Brady and the Buccaneers might be being over valued by the sportsbooks.
UFC Updates and Listeners Questions
Jon and I cover all of the latest news from other sports too, including Jon’s weekly UFC update. It was an incredible title fight last weekend, but the cherry on the cake for Jon was that he finally hit one of his moon-shot parlays. His 7/7 bet came in, and he’s looking for approval from me – but he’s not gonna get it.
To wrap up the show, we answer a few listeners’ Twitter questions. We tackle questions about the volume discrepancy between regulated US sportsbooks and the top offshore sites, bankroll management and much more.