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The Sharp 600: Is this the Chargers' year in a very competitive AFC West?

Covers Aug 13, 2018 - 7:03 PM ET
Are the Raiders still a hot commodity in Las Vegas despite last season’s 6-10 campaign? Can the Chargers finally get out of their own way and take advantage of one of the most talented rosters in the league? Ed Salmons, Manager of the Westgate LV Superbook, joins Joe Fortenbaugh to answer those questions and more.

Vikings' secret weapon, and Saturday's NFL preseason odds and analysis

Covers Aug 11, 2018 - 12:39 PM ET
There are two NFL preseason games on the board Saturday night - Vikings at Broncos, and Chargers at Cardinals - and we dive into the must-know news and notes for handicapping the NFL odds around this pair of tune-up tilts.

Penalties plaguing the Jets, and Friday's NFL preseason odds and analysis

Covers Aug 10, 2018 - 1:57 AM ET
There are just two NFL preseason games on the board Friday night - Falcons at Jets and Lions at Raiders - and we dive into the must-know news and notes for handicapping the NFL odds around this pair of tune-up tilts.

Sharp bettors big on Browns, Colts as preseason ramps up

Covers Aug 9, 2018 - 6:59 PM ET
Covers checks in on the action for a handful of matchups on tonight’s 12-game NFL preseason slate, with insights from Jeff Stoneback at MGM Resorts sportsbooks in Las Vegas and D.J. Fields at offshore sportsbook

Bettors buying into Browns, and today's NFL preseason odds and analysis

Covers Aug 9, 2018 - 12:23 PM ET
There are 12 NFL preseason games on the board Thursday night, giving football fans their first go at the NFL odds this season. We dive into the must-know news and notes for handicapping some of tonight’s tune-up tilts.

The best ways to smartly - and safely - bet on the NFL preseason odds

Covers Aug 8, 2018 - 12:46 PM ET
Are you starving for football? While the NFL preseason can be wildly unpredictable there is value to be had - if you know where to find it. Jason Logan breaks down the best ways to handicap the NFL preseason odds and hopes you don’t lose your shirt – and pants – by the time Week 1 rolls around.

The Sharp 600: Are the Rams really as good as Las Vegas projects them to be?

Covers Aug 6, 2018 - 7:00 PM ET
The tide is turning in the NFC West, where the Seahawks are coming off their first non-double-digit winning season since 2011, while the Rams and Niners continue to climb the ladder. To make sense of it all and to figure out how best to bet this division in 2018, Ed Feng ( makes his return to The Sharp 600.

Bears, Ravens both drawing cash for Hall of Fame Game

Covers Aug 2, 2018 - 8:06 PM ET
Covers checks in on the action and line movement for tonight’s Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, with insights from MGM Resorts sportsbooks in Las Vegas, CG Analytics in Vegas, and offshore sportsbook

The Sharp 600: Will the Eagles magical Super Bowl run roll over to 2018?

Covers Aug 2, 2018 - 7:20 PM ET
Warren Sharp returns to discuss the 2018 outlook for the NFC East. Could the Eagles become the first team since the Patriots to repeat as Super Bowl champions? Will the Redskins take a step forward or a step back in the transition from Kirk Cousins to Alex Smith? Answers to those questions and more await in episode 115!

The Sharp 600: Will the Patriots claim their 10th straight AFC East title?

Covers Aug 1, 2018 - 8:43 PM ET
The Patriots have laid claim to the AFC East crown for nine straight seasons. However, with Brady now on the wrong side of 40, is 2018 the year in which New England’s stranglehold on the division finally comes to an end? Joe Fortenbaugh turns to Warren Sharp ( for the rundown on the AFC East.

Bears vs Ravens NFL betting picks and predictions: Early action in HOF Game

Covers Aug 1, 2018 - 5:20 PM ET
The NFL returns to action this Thursday night as the Chicago Bears tangle with the Baltimore Ravens in the annual Hall of Fame Game at Canton, Ohio. The yearly spectacle has traditionally been light on offense – and oddsmakers are prepared for a similar result, as evidenced by that rock-bottom total.

The Sharp 600: Can Cousins lead Vikings past Packers to NFC North glory?

Covers Jul 31, 2018 - 6:51 PM ET
New head coaches in Chicago and Detroit, a new quarterback in Minnesota and a new defensive coordinator in Green Bay makes for a series of fascinating storylines entering the 2018 season for the NFC North. To make sense of it all, Joe Fortenbaugh turns to Joe Ostrowski for the best approach in attacking each team’s win total.

The Sharp 600: Will the Steelers continue their AFC North dominance?

Covers Jul 30, 2018 - 6:59 PM ET
Joe Fortenbaugh welcomes professional handicapper Marco D’Angelo ( to the show to preview the AFC North. Are the Browns for real for the first time in years? Will the Steelers continue their divisional dominance? How short is Joe Flacco’s leash in Baltimore? Let’s get down to business!

Bucs-Saints game among handful of big movers on NFL Week 1 slate

Covers Jul 22, 2018 - 1:22 PM ET
Covers checks in on action and line movement for a few NFL Week 1 regular-season matchups, with insights from the South Point and CG Analytics in Las Vegas, and from offshore sportsbook

Can Antonio Brown and the Steelers avoid the 'Madden NFL Betting Curse'?

Covers Jul 22, 2018 - 1:22 PM ET
Everyone has heard of the "Madden Curse", which has plagued the cover athlete of the popular NFL video game franchise. But what about the "Madden Betting Curse"? With Steelers receiver Antonio Brown featured on the front of Madden 19, is Pittsburgh doomed to come up short against the NFL pointspreads this season?

The Sharp 600: NFL season win total analysis with Warren Sharp

Covers May 9, 2018 - 6:00 PM ET
It's our 100th episode! What better way to celebrate than an NFL season win total breakdown with Warren Sharp! What’s the best method to determine strength of schedule? What are the key factors and how much weight should we apply to each? Come for the breakdown, stay for two win totals to keep an eye on.

CG Technology releases NFL odds for every game in the 2018 season

Covers May 7, 2018 - 8:47 PM ET
Odds for every NFL game in the 2018 schedule - outside of Week 17 - are on the board right now at CG Technology sportsbooks in Las Vegas. The New England Patriots are favored to win in all but one of their games while the Browns will be giving points a few times this season. Covers has a full list of the odds from Week 1 to 16 here.

The Sharp 600: Here come the NFL season win totals

Covers Apr 30, 2018 - 7:40 PM ET
Are the Arizona Cardinals the worst team in the NFL? Will Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams win 11 games in 2018? Joe Fortenbaugh turns to oddsmaker Ed Salmons from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook to talk about the recent release of the shop’s 2018 season win totals.

The Sharp 600: 2018 NFL Draft prop betting extravaganza!

Covers Apr 26, 2018 - 6:37 PM ET
In our opinion, the NFL Draft is one of the most beatable betting opportunities of the calendar year. So Joe Fortenbaugh commences Episode 96 with a handful of his favorite plays before turning to good friend Chad Reuter of for some feedback as to the most favorable spots on the board.

Books expecting NFL Draft handle three to four times higher than last year

Covers Apr 26, 2018 - 1:02 AM ET
Covers checks in on the betting action and odds movement for some of the more popular NFL draft props, with insights from John Murray, manager at the Las Vegas Superbook; Jason Simbal, vice president of risk management for CG Technology in Las Vegas; and Scott Cooley, odds consultant for offshore sportsbook
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