Badder Beats

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After two-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden scores the intro with his way-back prediction of glory, hosts Brant James and Ryan Butler are joined by South Point oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro and’s Dr. David Chao.  Vaccaro has
NFL quarterbacks are falling like NFL quarterbacks with veteran stars Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger the greatest of the latest. The Saints will get their guy back. The Steelers get used to life with Mason Rudolph.'s Adam Thompso
As the Browns begin what seems like a long, inevitable slink back into misery, hosts Brant James and Ryan Butler debut their personal Super Contest, oddly, and sadly agreeing on some key games.  What’s to make of that massive Patriots’ line?
Former Packers vice president, agent and and The Athletic writer Andrew Brandt dispenses knowledge on the upcoming NFL season and its future, why Andrew Luck walked away, CTE, player leverage and how sports betting impacts it all.
    With the college football season unfurling fully in Week 1, Brant James and Ryan Butler hash out the Auburn-Oregon game and ponder other lesser matchups.  NASCAR managing director of gaming Scott Warfield lays out the stock car series’ p
College football commences. The PGA Tour schedule is down to the king-making FedEx Cup.  Badder Beats welcomes in a Stadium’s Brett McMurphy to break down the AP Top 25 preseason poll and a season ahead in sports betting (he’ll break some ne
NBA reporter Mark Strotman cracks the code on betting on the National Basketball Association. His analysis of over/under trends from the past decade will thrill and amaze you, and could have made you a very successful bettor.     TIME STAMPS Ma
As the English Premier League season gloriously approaches, hosts Brant James and Ryan Butler defer to football expert Peter O'Rourke for betting tips, trends and insights. Also, Penn National Gaming helps seed major sports betti
On the eve of the Hall of Fame Game and potentially the first very bad officiating decision of the NFL season, hosts Brant James and Ryan Butler dissect how technology and sports betting combine with human fallibility or rulebook loopholes to
Pugilism considered, as contributor Kelsey McCarson joins Brant James and Ryan Butler to analyze the Maurice Hooker-Jose Ramirez junior welterweight unification bout and boxing as an entity.   Legislative update  1:38 – New Yo
    On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon, New York becomes the 10th state to land a legal sports wager. Call it a Sea of Bet-quility.  North Carolina follows suit – almost – by
 Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie drinks a symbolic tequila toast, analyzes the New Jersey sports betting market from germination to July and ruminates on what comes next, including maybe, perhaps, politics.  And in the second and
    Kevin Durant to the Nets, in a year and a half. Kyrie Irving to Brooklyn immediately. Kawhi Leonard …. who knows. Maybe he was just sparing Toronto a bummer of a Canada Day as NBA free agency opened. Agents and general managers were pummel
As the manic NBA free agency festival draws ever near, there is speculation aplenty about landing spots for superstars and how a certain non-functional Achilles tendon could change everything.  And Badder Beats unveils Part I of an informati
Live from the Turf Club at Monmouth Park Racetrack - where the first legal sports bet in New Jersey was placed by Governor Phil Murphy in June, 2018 – Group Plc presents the first-annual American Gambling Awards.  Designed to re
Brant overcomes jet lag from his tour of Europe, then we talk with Golfweek columnist and Golf Channel contributor Eamon Lynch. We also go over the NBA Finals - and predict the winner of a Stanley Cup finals game that already happened. Plus we
Thom Cunningham of fills in more than admirably for Brant James, as the two hosts discuss Andy Ruiz Jr.'s shocking upset, preview the 2019 Women's World Cup and give some hot(!) takes on the Stanley Cup finals. Plus the second part
On the eve of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors, contributor Mark Strotman joins the podcast with a bevy of prop bets and intel worth your time.  How does Kevin Durant fit back in for the Warrio
Proving that draft day sometimes comes before Memorial Day (and Carb Day always does), Badder Beats unleashes a deep, deep roster.  It’s a P1 (as in podcast and pole position).  New York Times best-selling author Matthew Berry, host of The
On the one-year anniversary of the dynamiting of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, the ICE North America gaming trade show opens in the sprawling Boston Seaport district, drawing influencers from around the globe. Half
In an episode that is sure to please fans of every team still skating in the National Hockey League playoffs, hosts Brant James and Ryan Butler break down all four Western Conference finals with the help of massive amounts of physics and teraw
Three-year-olds are tricky. And we’re not just talking toddlers.  Colts in the Kentucky Derby can be bedeviling also, especially when they were the morning line favorites to win installment 145 and especially when they represented the storyl
As Ryan Butler and Brant James head to the Betting on Sports America 2019 in Secaucus, N.J., a bill to legalize sports betting in Montana heads to the governor’s desk.  Which will arrive first?   TIME STAMPS  4:16 – Hello, Montana. The c
As Ryan Butler and Brant James head to the Betting on Sports America 2019 in Secaucus, N.J., a bill to legalize sports betting in Montana heads to the governor’s desk.  Which will arrive first?   TIME STAMPS  4:16 – Hello, Montana. The co
  In a 600-yard tee shot of a show, Tiger Woods sets the golf and sports betting universes ablaze - the Venn diagram of their overlap may never recover - in winning his 15th Major and fifth Masters. Ryan Butler and Brant James discuss how this
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