After last week’s big reunion in the studio in Vegas, this week’s Wise Kracks sports betting podcast episode was recorded with me in hot and sticky Atlantic City. While Jon is back home in the desert, I have been hitting the casinos of the East Coast. I share the big news from the other side of the US: how the high rollers get treated, meeting fans, and of course, where to get the best pastrami and cannoli outside of New York.
We discuss the aftermath of the Paul vs. Mayweather bout and if it was worth it. I give my take on the super fight, including why I think the public are running out of patience with these celebrity bouts. I also give some grudging props to Floyd for earning more than $350million since he retired by staging these kinds of fights. We also speculate on how easily he could have ended the fight if had truly wanted to.
We check on the covid situation after golfer Jon Rahm provided us all with a timely reminder that we’re not out of the woods yet. The Spanish golfer had to withdraw from the Memorial Tournament with a six-stroke lead, after unexpectedly testing positive. The next stop on the PGA has also been relocated from Canada to South Carolina due to the ongoing situation north of the border. Jon and I discuss whether there is value in the favorites like DJ and Koepka.
NBA Playoffs Picks And Tips
Jon happily revisits his prediction from last week that the Suns were going to dispatch with the Lakers, and we discuss whether they could go all the way. There’s also some LeBron talk: did he show a lack of sportsmanship last week? Why do people root against the Lakers? And even an obligatory MJ goat comparison.
Jon and I talk about the newly released odds for teams to make the NFL Playoffs, and where you can find the best value right off the bat. I explain that even with what seems like a dead cert like the KC Chiefs, I just can’t get on board with laying 10-1 with so many variables still in play. I do like the look of the Cleveland Browns however at -225. We also talk about the early lines for the first round of games, and how acting fast can be the key to winning.
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