It’s another exciting new episode of Wise Kracks sports betting podcast. My co-host, Jon Orlando, is at home in Vegas as usual, while I’m on the East Coast for a wedding in Long Island. We kick things off with a quick glance at current affairs. DraftKings is making big moves in the industry, after offering $20 billion to take over a rival UK betting company called Entain.
NFL Line Movement and Betting Strategies
The NFL season is picking up speed after the first couple of weeks, and I have a few words of advice for anyone who thinks they need to be betting on every game just because it’s on TV. Don’t do it. Instead, picking your spots is the smart play. When games are attracting as much action as these opening NFL fixtures, it inevitably leads to line movement – which very often creates an imbalance and an opportunity to find value.
Despite my repeated disapproval, Jon just can’t resist picking those moneyline favorites in parlays. He explains his latest multi-leg bet, which actually included three correct dogs – but got let down by the Saints. We were at the Raiders’ Monday Night Football curtain raiser last week, and they’re looking extremely impressive over the first couple of games. There have been big QB injuries already in the NFL, and we discuss what that might mean for the teams affected, and of course the betting market. We cover all the big stories of the week.
Final Stretch in the MLB – Picks and Predictions
Baseball season is getting towards the business end, and Jon has a long standing prediction that the Dodgers are going to win the division – and he’s upgrading it to a win with 3 games to spare. There’s a tasty looking UFC card at the weekend which Jon is happy to walk us through, as well as some of the latest news from the fight game. The headline is the return of Nick Diaz after a five year suspension, and Jon likes him for a winning return.
To wrap up this episode, we answer listeners’ questions about video poker strategy, comparing top heavyweight boxers of yesteryear with today, casino comps and more.
All in all, it’s just another exciting and informative episode of Wise Kracks sports betting podcast.