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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.

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Today's guest is in a league of his own as an NFL offensive lineman. David Bakhtiari has made five NFL All-Pro teams as tackle for the Green Bay Packers. He became a Wisconsin folk hero for his public beer chugging antics. He even got himself a cameo in a major motion picture. Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter dive deep into anything and everything with Bakhtiari, including his experience as an NFL Draft prospect, his relationship with Aaron Rodgers, his thoughts on NFL refereeing, fancy underpants, and so much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
With the moon no longer obstructing sunlight here on Earth, it's back to the business of betting here on The Favorites Podcast. Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter welcome back NFL Draft celestial powerhouse and friend of the podcast Nate Tice of The Athletic Football Show to the show, previewing his latest Draft rankings and focusing on the quarterback position. Tice has a hotter take on UNC prospect Drake Maye than most experts, and has plenty of opinions on Brock Bowers, Caleb Williams, Jayden Daniels and lots more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
One of the greatest spectacles in sports entertainment is this weekend, as Philadelphia hosts WWE Wrestlemania 40. And on today's bonus episode we have a VERY special guest, one of the most recognizable figures in the world of professional wrestling, and one of the sport's true workhorses. In his own words, he is The Visionary. He is The Revolutionary. He is Seth freakin' Rollins. Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter are thrilled to talk to Rollins before one of his busiest and most brutal weekends. On Saturday, he and partner Cody Rhodes are main event underdogs against The Rock and Roman Reigns. Then on Sunday, he defends his World Heavyweight Championship against Drew McIntyre, again as a massive underdog. Together the trio discuss Wrestlemania, Rollins' favorite team the Chicago Bears, his love for the state of Iowa, and so much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
April Mailbag Edition

April Mailbag Edition

2024-04-0247:29

Who is the biggest disgrace in the NFL? Who can change the trajectory of their franchise in this NFL Draft? Will Simon apologize for betting on the Rams last month? So many questions have come in from our listeners, and together hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter of Action Network wade through them all to give answers. And for North Carolina listeners looking for the best sportsbook offers, check out the links here for the full list. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter are joined by a very special guest. Keith O'Brien is an award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author, with a new book more relevant this week than he ever imagined. Titled "CHARLIE HUSTLE: THE RISE AND FALL OF PETE ROSE AND THE LAST GLORY DAYS OF BASEBALL," the book outlines the gambling investigation into Pete Rose and his gambling habits, covertly conducted by Major League Baseball. The trio discuss the parallels between Rose and the Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani, the international megastar ensnared in his own betting scandal this week. We hear comparisons between the modern sports universe and that of the 1970s and 1980s, the conduct of the office of the commissioner, and the changing role of MLB with their newfound embrace of legal sports betting. And speaking of legal sports wagering, for North Carolina listeners looking for the best sportsbook sign-up offers, those can be found via this link. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
NFL Free Agency Update

NFL Free Agency Update

2024-03-2651:48

The NFL announced games will be played on Christmas Day again this holiday season, a present to gamblers yearning for an excuse to avoid their families. Also a gift? Hearing Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter discussing the latest NFL moves in free agency and trades, with the NFL Draft just one short month away. Together they discuss the divisions they feel are up for grabs, the biggest signings of the offseason thus far, the rise and fall of Justin Fields and so much more. Plus, we hear about a potential JJ McCarthy smokescreen at the top of the first round. And if you're in North Carolina looking for the best sportsbook sign-up offers, check out this link to see them all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Selection Sunday has delivered a lopsided bracket for gamblers to feast upon this week, as March Madness enters full swing on Thursday. Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter are joined by their colleague Stuckey, host of the Big Bets On Campus podcast and one of the most respected college hoops bettors anywhere. Together they go through the first round matchups he loves, futures bets he's playing, frauds he's identified and so much more. So jump on in, give this a listen, and get in on the fun of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament! And for North Carolina bettors looking for the best sportsbook sign-up offers, check out the link here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today we're joined by passionate gambler Chris Long, a two-time Super Bowl champion and the host of the beloved Green Light podcast. Together with Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter, Chris talks about betting the NFL, late night mistakes, fading the public, the NFL Draft and so much more. Plus, we hear Simon's surprising connection to Chris' brother-in-law, plus why Chris made his wife sign a binding contract that's still taped to their fridge. And for our North Carolina listeners looking for the best sportsbook sign-up offers, just follow this link:  https://www.actionnetwork.com/online-sports-betting/north-carolina-best-apps Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sunday night is the 96th presentation of the Academy Awards. And as we do every year at this time, Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter welcome a true Hollywood insider to help us profit on it. A top talent manager at Mosaic in Los Angeles, Lasker was recently named one of the 40 Most Powerful People in Comedy by the Hollywood Reporter and is more importantly a true Oscars savant. Together the trio go through their picks for movies to bring home hardware on Sunday night, including Oppenheimer, Barbie, Killers of the Flower Moon and more. And for our North Carolina listeners looking for the best sportsbook sign-up offers, just follow this link:  https://www.actionnetwork.com/online-sports-betting/north-carolina-best-apps Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The NFL announced a significant increase to the salary cap last week. Teams are making their franchise tag decisions. The NFL Combine commences in Indianapolis. A lot is happening in the world of the NFL right now, as the league continues its preeminent status on the sports calendar all year 'round. Together Action Network NFL experts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter convene to discuss the latest news in the NFL from a betting perspective, including comparing the New England Patriots to the post-Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls. Plus, we hear about the salary cap making the AFC South chaotic from a betting perspective, the status of JJ McCarthy and Drake Maye, and so much plus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The long NFL offseason is underway, with ten more weeks until the NFL Draft. But Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter still have plenty to discuss, diving into the biggest NFL topics leading into free agency next month. Is Pittsburgh's quarterback room doomed for next season? Without draft capital, can the Broncos become winners again from salary cap hell? What is happening with Justin Fields? Are the Titans the next Texans? All of these and so much more, plus the impact of the 49ers' firing of Steve Wilkes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Super Bowl LVIII Recap

Super Bowl LVIII Recap

2024-02-1350:36

The confetti has been swept up, the Kansas City Chiefs are once again the Super Bowl champions. Just how legendary is Patrick Mahomes as a quarterback? How historic was this underdog victory? Will anyone be giving points to this team again? All these questions and more answered by Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter, who go through all the angles for Super Bowl LVIII. Later, we're joined by Director of Research Evan Abrams to frame up the game from a historical and data perspective. And we close the show with Chad and Simon's favorite early angles for the 2024 season. Plus, we hear why Simon was in Hawaii all season, and why he's back on the East Coast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The biggest event of the sports calendar is nearly here, as the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers get ready to square off in Las Vegas. Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter return like a roundhouse from Swayze with their final episode of the NFL season, giving their top bets for the big game. They also describe their plans for the Super Bowl, the atmosphere in Las Vegas so far, and we check in with Action's Director of Research Evan Abrams for a final historical data dive into the game. And to all of those who have listened and watched our show all season, thank you! The entire Action Network team wishes you and your loved ones a very profitable and entertaining Super Bowl. May all your longshot prop dreams come true! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
As Las Vegas teems with activity in the build up to Super Bowl LVIII, Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter welcome on colleagues Chris Raybon and Nick Giffen to talk all things prop betting for the big game. Together they run through a half dozen of their favorite plays, including Super Bowl MVPs, a first rushing attempt pick, and plenty more. Plus, we hear from the winner of The Favorites Podcast bet365 Super Bowl Prop Contest, whose winning submission is now available on bet365 under Super Bowl Specials. Our thanks to all who entered! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Action Network Director of Research Evan Abrams is the guest for our dive into the best Super Bowl trends. Hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter hear Evan break down the history of Super Bowls wins versus covers, whether experience matters at the quarterback position, the recent struggles of the NFC, why momentum matters and so much more! Everything you need to make smarter gambles on the road to betting Super Bowl LVIII. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
As the Chiefs and 49ers settle into their hotel rooms in Lake Las Vegas, Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter return to preview all things betting for Super Bowl LVIII. Together they go through the early opportunities for the side and total, plus answer some burning questions. Is the luck running out for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs? Or is it Brock Purdy and the 49ers who have been punching above their weight? And we also introduce our new bet365 Super Bowl Prop Contest, where one of our lucky winners will get their own custom prop posted on bet365 to receive real life bets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Super Bowl LVIII is set! The Kansas City Chiefs will once again face the San Francisco 49ers for a chance at the Lombardi Trophy. To discuss how we got here, Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter return to break down the AFC and NFC Championships from every angle. Dan Campbell dies by the sword with multiple failed fourth down attempts. Lamar Jackson can't take the Ravens to the Promised Land versus underdog Patrick Mahomes. But with two incredible games in the books today, only the biggest game of them remains, kicking off two weeks from today in Las Vegas. Is now the time to bet Mahomes again as a Super Bowl underdog? Does Brock Purdy have what it takes to bring San Francisco another title? All this and more on today's episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Just three games remain in the NFL season. That's three opportunities left for NFL gamblers to profit! Here to discuss all things betting for NFL Conference Championship weekend are Action Network NFL experts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter, who cover the Lions at 49ers and Chiefs at Ravens. We also get a ton of stats and information from Action Director of Research Evan Abrams, who digs up a Buffalo hangover nugget that's too crazy to ignore this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
An incredible Sunday of NFL playoff action looms, and Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter return to break down the AFC and NFC Championship games. The Kansas City Chiefs visit Baltimore to take on the Ravens. Is Mahomes as an underdog too juicy to pass up? And with Lions visiting the 49ers by the Bay, is this a dominating performance by Christian McCaffrey? We hear all their feelings on both matchups, plus a tease for Thursday's episode and so much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
After a tough Divisional Round playoff slate, Action Network NFL hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter return for a recap of all four games and a preview of the Conference Championships ahead. Patrick Mahomes got the best of Josh Allen yet again in the postseason. Detroit motors to a victory against Tampa Bay. The 49ers hang tough versus the Packers and the Ravens overwhelm the Texans. Now the stage is set, and we're ready to bet the penultimate weekend of the NFL season! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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you guys hit 61 percent? that's incredible I was proud of 57.5 the last couple of years. I don't have model I go by what I see, the numbers I have access to, all 22, and situations. I do feel like the bottom will drop out sooner rather than later. This is an excellent podcast

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