Fresh from the holidays, Jon Orlando and I are back in the Wise Kracks sports betting podcast studio to catch up on a crazy week in sports. This week’s highlight? A massive $1 million challenge I issue to infamous sports bettor, Vegas Dave.
In football betting news, this is a significant week in the NFL – it’s the first time there has been a Week 18 in the NFL. The final week of the NFL season has always been a difficult test for gamblers, but with this extended season now the norm there’s never been a better time to tune into Wise Kracks for NFL sports betting tips.
Calling Out Vegas Dave With $1M Bet
Our listeners shouldn’t be surprised that I’m not the biggest fan of the infamous Vegas Dave. The betting strategy of Vegas Dave has been widely called into question, with many who have followed his plays stating that they’ve never actually won any money. Dave and I were on the Showtime docuseries “Action” together so I have firsthand experience. Jon also knows three people who bet with Dave’s so-called unbeatable system and all lost close to six figures.
Vegas Dave’s baseball betting strategy which is basically betting home series with a Martingale betting pattern. That means if you lose a bet, you double your bet on the next game. It’s a strategy that results in a small win most of the time, but catastrophically large losses when you get swept in the entire series. I called out Vegas Dave to put his money where his mouth is and offered to put $1,000,000 up against him in a competition to see who is the better sport bettor. There’s a sportsbook in Vegas ready to hold the money.
Brown, Owens and Betting on NFL Week18
Jon and I had a great discussion this week on the likelihood of Antonio Brown being activated by any team this coming week. Jon doesn’t think anyone is going to trust him enough to sign him. With Antonio Brown out, the big question is who may head to Tampa Bay to fill his spot. Jon reached out to Terrell Owens, who publicly threw his name in the hat, and confirmed Owens is ready to play. We’re hoping to have Terrell Owens on Wise Kracks soon so we can hear firsthand about his potential comeback.
Week 18 in the NFL presents some attractive betting options. Teams are trying to get into the playoffs and some unsure if they should even start all their players. I think this is going to be a fun week. There are few teams with really interesting implications. For example, if the Colts lose to the Jags, then both the Raiders and the Chargers will make the playoffs with a draw in their game — an improbable scenario. Teams such as Green Bay are going with their starters because of the effects that three weeks of rest would have on those players going into a playoff game.
Make sure you tune into this week’s episode to get my tips on betting on this extra week of regular season play.