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DRF Sports Podcast
DRF Sports present host Sheldon Alexander and betting analyst Matt Russell as they discuss how to get an edge with your football betting. Twice a week the DRF Sports team will dig into the best betting opportunities from the NFL and college football, using DRF’s best-in-class data and statistics to back up their picks and help you bet smarter.
NBA Draft Recap and Season Finale | Episode 90
On this episode we discuss Woj's draft night and how it impacted the betting market for the NBA Draft, are the Avs about to win the Stanley Cup and we take viewer questions on the season finale of the DRF Sports Podcast
Recapping a Winning NBA Season | Episode 89
The Golden State Warriors are NBA Champions, we close out the season with 56% record ATS in the play-in/playoffs and a 59% ATS overall with my NBA Picks. All that plus, a US Open recap and a deep dive into the Stanley Cup Final
NBA Finals and NHL Stanley Cup Finals Preview | Episode 88
Despite Steph Curry hitting ZERO 3's, the Warriors win game 5 and now sit one win away from an NBA Championship. Do the Celtics still have a chance and why was Andrew Wiggins the best player on the floor? All that plus all the betting angles in a deep dive into the Stanley Cup Final between the LIghtnigning and Avalanche
U.S. Open Best Bets | Episode 87
The Golf world is on fire, as it's the 3rd Major of the season with the US Open. Who are the favorites, who are we fading, who will make the top 20, where's Tiger and a deep dive into LIV. Both the tour and the Miami nightclub.
An Insane NBA Finals rolls on! | Episode 86
DId Steph Curry have the best game of his career? Did the Warriors find their 2nd guy in Andrew Wiggins and is Jayson Tatum or Jaylen Brown the Celtics Finals MVP? All that plus the Tampa Bay Lightning advancing to their 3rd straight Stanley Cup Final
Game 3: All Celtics | Episode 85
The Celtics roll in game 3 to take a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals, but will the flip flop nature of the series continue? We break down the possible adjustments, the Finals MVP market as well as our regular deep dive into the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Warriors even series... what's next? | Episode 84
The NBA Finals is now even at 1 after the Warriors stormed back and dominated Game 2 with a wild win on Sunday night. The boys hand out Game 3 picks looking to add to a 38-29 record ATS in the Play-In/Playoffs and a 50-33-1 record ATS in our NBA Picks overall this season. All that plus a deep dive into Stanley Cup Playoffs betting angles.
NBA Finals Preview | Episode 83
The only NBA Finals Preview you need before making your bets is here. Sheldon is joined by betting analyst Matt Russell and Analytics expert and Shot Quality Guru Simon Gerszberg for an epic deep dive into the Warriors and Celtics ahead of game one. Game 1 picks, series lines, player props and more.
The NBA Finals Are Here | Episode 82
A recap of a wild games 6 & 7 between the Heat and Celtics, a look at how Boston will match up with the Warriors in the NBA Finals, plus our in depth look at Game 7, Connor McDavid and the Stanley Cup Playoffs
Brink of NBA Finals | Episode 81
The Celtics and Warriors are on the brink of the NBA Finals, we recap both Conference Finals in the NBA, why there are so many blowouts and of course make picks for the next games. All that plus our usual deep dive into the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Conference Finals Game 4 Best Bets | Episode 80
The Heat win an insane game 3 in Boston, while Steph Curry and the Warriors continue to run the Mavs out of the gym. All that plus NBA game 4 picks, Connor McDavid dominating the hockey world and a PGA Championship recap with betting analyst Matt Russell
Home Teams Rolls, Road Teams Falter | Episode 79
The Heat and Warriors roll in game ones, while the Celtics and Mavs struggle after hard fought game 7's. Sheldon and Matt recap of Game 1 as well as Game 2 picks in both Conference Finals in the NBA, plus a deep dive into the Battle of Alberta and the rest of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
PGA Championship Best Bets | Episode 78
Another major in the golf world means another special edition of the DRF Sports Podcast. Matt Russell stops by with all of the best betting angles, trends, long shot bets and an update on Tiger's status ahead of the PGA Championship.
Breaking down the next round of NHL action | Episode 77
After a weekend of wild Game 7's on the ice, Matt Russell joins the show to comfort Sheldon over his Leafs losing as well as to deep dive into all of the betting angles for each and every 2nd round match up.
NBA Conference Finals Preview and Best Bets | Episode 76
Giannis is out and so are the top seeded Suns, we're down to 4 teams in the NBA Playoffs and Sheldon and Matt are here with a full breakdown. A recap of lopsided game 7's , series picks, best bets and Game 1 picks.
Bucks Cap Off Comeback | Episode 75
Giannis and the Bucks pull out an epic comeback in Boston, while the Grizzlies keep their series alive with Golden State. Sheldon and Matt recap their bets and tell you if the Heat and Suns can close out their series in Game 6 on Thursday night. All that plus Matt deep dives into the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Let's talk about the NBA Playoffs... | Episode 74
A wild weekend in the NBA Playoffs ended with the Sixers and Mavs evening up their series. Sheldon and Matt recap the action and make some picks for Monday and Tuesday's NBA games.
NBA and NHL Playoffs are in High Gear | Episode 73
The playoffs are in high gear and the boys try to keep the good times going with a 3-1 ATS record from their last pod, bringing the totals to 28-18 ATS in the Playoffs/Play-In and 40-22-1 ATS overall in the NBA. Betting analyst Matt Russell also deep dives into the NHL Playoff betting market
NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Preview | Episode 72
The Stanley Cup Playoffs are finally here, Sheldon is joined by Betting Analyst Matt Russell and Michael Leboff (@TheBigLeebowski) of "The Line Change Podcast" on the Action Network to deep dive into every single first round match up and an inside look into the Futures Market and who will end up lifting the Stanley Cup.
Round 2 NBA Playoff Picks Pod | Episode 71
The NBA Playoffs continue and the guys give their picks and preview if Giannis can continue to run over the Celtics. Can James Harden lead an Embiid-less Sixers team in MIA and do the Grizzlies have enough left in the tank to take out the Warriors.
The Brink of Raptor Extinction | Episode 70
A jam packed edition of the DRF Sports Pod as we discuss if the Raptors can come back from 3-0 down and preview a wild trio of game 6's with the Mavs, Grizzlies and Suns all trying to close out their first round matchups. All that plus an NFL Draft Preview, with a deep dive into the best betting angles for the first round and beyond
Nets struggle, Warriors thrive, C'mon Refs | Episode 69
The NBA Playoffs continue with the Nets struggling, the Warriors thriving and everyone being mad at the refs. With a 5-3 record ATS on their last episode, Sheldon tries to keep the run going in hopes of building on a 19-11 ATS Play-In/Playoffs and 31-15-1 ATS with the help of betting analyst Matt Russell
NBA First Round Frenzy | Episode 68
The NBA playoffs continue to roll on and despite a 4-4 ATS Game 2 record, Sheldon still sits 14-8 ATS in the Play-In/Playoffs and 26-12-1 ATS overall on the pod. Betting analyst Matt Russell stops by with his take on the next wave of NBA Action.
NBA Playoffs Heater Continues | Episode 67
We continue our heater with our NBA Picks on the pod with a 10-4 Play-In/Playoff record and a 22-8-1 run ATS overall. We breakdown what happened during the opening weekend of the NBA Playoffs as well as handout our best bets for all of the game 2's and see if there's any value to be had in any of the series prices. You don't want to miss out on these WINNERS!
NBA Playoffs Preview | Episode 66
After a 3-1 record ATS during the first four NBA Play-In games, Sheldon looks to continue his 15-5-1 run going. Betting analyst Matt Russell joins the show as the two hand out bets for the final 2 play-in games, as well as game 1 best bets for the opening weekend of the NBA Playoffs.
NBA Play-In Tournament Preview | Episode 65
We're into winning time in the NBA with the play-in tournament and playoffs almost here. So we brought in the big guns Drew Dinsick and Matt Russell to deep dive into this week's betting lines, future markets and best bets in the NBA.
NBA Playoffs Are Nearly Here! | Episode 64
A deep dive into the NBA Play-In scenarios, does Tiger really have a shot at Augusta and how did Kansas not cover in the National Championship.
MLB Season Preview | Episode 63
The baseball season is essentially here so we brought in Adam Burke from VSIN to deep dive into the MLB Futures markets, World Series best bets, MVP, Rookie of the Year odds and so much more.
The Masters Preview | Episode 62
It's Masters Week and we break down Tiger's chances, best bets, who to fade and how to live bet golf.
Final Four Frenzy! | Episode 61
We recap Saturday's Final Four action as Kansas rolls over Villanova to cover easily, while UNC upsets Duke to end Coach K's Farewell Tour. Plus a preview of Monday Night's National Championship Game,
Final Four Picks Pod | Episode 60
We have our game picks for the Final Four as well as a deep dive into what's going on in the NBA with the playoffs right around the corner.
The Final Four is Set | Episode 59
The Final Four is set and we recap the second betting weekend of March Madness. We discuss Gonzaga going down, Coach K's Farewell tour and so much more.
Sweet 16 Picks Pod | Episode 58
After a wild first weekend of March Madness, the Sweet 16 is HERE! We have a deep dive into every single game to figure out which side you should be betting on!!
Early Look at Where the Value is in Sweet 16 | Episode 57
We recap an epic first weekend of March Madness. From Kentucky and Auburn suffering major upsets, instant OT classics and the continuation of Coach K's Farewell tour. Plus an early look at where the value lies heading into the Sweet 16
March Madness Picks Pod | Episode 56
March Madness has finally begun and on this episode we recap and preview our bets for the first four matchups of the NCAA Tournament. Then we deep dive into our top betting angles for each region as well as some futures selections. Plus we close with our predictions for the final four.
Selection Sunday Reaction | Episode 55 Part 1
Host Sheldon Alexander brings on guest analyst Matt Russell for an instant reaction to the NCAA Tournament bracket. They go through the West and South region in part 1 breaking down the opening lines and how they align with Matt's early numbers and indicate if they have an early leans.
How the Marquee QB Trades impacts the NFL | Episode 54
We're days away from having a bracket in our hands, so in the meantime we have Thursday's conference tournament picks. Then we discuss a crazy week in the NFL with the Calvin Ridley Gambling suspension and how the Russell Wilson/Carson Wentz trades could affect the Futures market in the NFL. All that, plus of course we try to improve on a recent 6-0 run of NBA Picks ATS and preview Thursday Night's Epic match up between the Sixers and Nets.
CBB Recap and NBA Picks Pod! | Episode 53
On this episode we recap an OT filled weekend of NCAA Basketball, why laying points is tough is college, Coach K's Farewell Failure and NCAAB Game Picks. All that plus the Miami Heat wave continues, why KD and the Nets are in trouble and Monday NIght NBA Picks ATS and LeBron betting props!
End of the CBB season and NBA picks! | Episode 52
We discuss how to bet the end of the regular season and the start of conference tournament play in the NCAA. Coach K's victory tour and a huge SEC game between Kentucky and Florida. Plus our NBA Deep Dive continues, as the Sixers roll, Kevin Durant is back tonight and Ja Morant and Grizzlies making noise in the Western Conference. All that plus our regular NCAA and NBA daily picks!!
Getting You Ready For March Madness | Episode 51
We're back and ready for March Madness with a deep dive into betting on or against Gonzaga in the tournament and early NCAA Conference tournament picks. We also take a closer look at the Futures Market in the Eastern Conference following the massive deal between the Sixers and Nets. Plus we close out with our best bets for Tuesday Night's NBA Action
Super Bowl Recap | Episode 50
The big game lived up to the hype as the Rams came back to beat the Bengals to win the Super Bowl 23-20. Sheldon and Matt break down their wins (Cooper Kupp MVP), losses (Rams -4.5) and an epic halftime show.
Super Bowl Mega Preview | Episode 49
The big game is finally here and the boys are back with a MEGA SUPER BOWL PREVIEW. Looking to add to a 9-3 playoff record ATS, Sheldon and Matt hand out game picks, prop bets and deep dive into some super fun betting angles on the National Anthem and Halftime Show.
College Basketball Tune Up | Episode 48
Another special episode of the DRF Sports Podcast as we deep dive into the numbers to figure out how to bet College Basketball. Get your spreadsheets ready as March Madness nears.
Olympic Preview Special | Episode 47
A special episode of the DRF Sports Podcast as we break down the best bets and betting angles for the upcoming Winter Olympics. Sheldon is joined by guest analyst Matt Russell and the man known as "Whale Capper" NBC's Drew Dinsick, to deep dive into where the value can be found in events such as Curling, Skiing, Figure Skating and so much more.
Championship Weekend Recap | Episode 46
Another great weekend off NFL Playoffs means another chance to break down our bets as we earn a split on Championship weekend, but still sit at 9-3 ATS for the entire playoffs. The boys discuss the Chiefs meltdown, Bengals comeback and the Niners magic running out of gas. All that plus an early look at the Super Bowl betting angles.
NFL Championship Weekend PICKS POD | Episode 45
Looking to keep the good times rolling into Conference Championship weekend, Sheldon and Matt are trying to build on an 8-2 playoff record ATS, plus a boat load of prop wins. They have their picks and best betting angles to help win you some money this Sunday.
Divisional Round Recap | Episode 44
The boys have stayed hot going 3-1 ATS bringing their total to 8-2 overall in the NFL Playoffs. Sheldon and Matt recap arguably the best playoff weekend ever and look ahead to some betting angles in the Conference Championships.
Divisional Round Picks Pod | Episode 43
Following a 5-1 record ATS during Wild Card Weekend, Sheldon and Matt are back with their best bets and top prop picks for the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs.
Super Wildcard Weekend Recap | Episode 42
On this episode we celebrate the Niners out right win as a part of our 5-1 ATS record and multiple prop wins on Super Wild Card Weekend. We also discuss the opening lines for the Divisional Round of NFL Playoffs.
Super Wildcard Weekend Picks Pod | Episode 41
After a season in which the "Best Bets" on the Podcast went 92-70 ATS, we deep dive into Super Wild Card Weekend in the NFL with our best bets ATS as well as a look at the prop markets in each game
Australian Open Preview | Episode 40
In this episode we take a deep dive into the best betting angles for the upcoming Australian Open. Ed McGrogan, Tennis Channel's Senior Editorial Manager, joins us to discuss the latest on Novak Djokovic and how his status will impact the betting market. All that plus, the best value picks on both the Men's and Women's side of the draw.
Recapping a weekend of crazy football | Episode 39
On today's episode, we recap an epic NCAA National Title game in which Georgia pulls off a late game comeback and cover. Plus we recap a wild Week 18 in the NFL including betting on the Colts losing and the Chargers and Raiders to tie. All that and an early look at the betting lines and angles of Wild Card Weekend!
Deep Dive into Week 18 | Episode 38
On this episode of the DRF Sports Podcast we deep dive into Week 18 of the NFL season with the best betting angles based on which teams need to win and which teams have already booked their trips to Cabo. All that plus a full preview of the National Championship between Georgia and Alabama and an inside look into Saturday's betting angles in NCAA Basketball .
Recapping Big Ben's Final Night at Heinz and more | Episode 37
On this episode we recap Big Ben's big night, huge losses by the Cowboys and Chiefs and how to bet on Week 18. All that plus a College Football Playoff semifinal recap and an early look at the National Championship game.
FRIDAY PICKS POD! | Episode 36
On this episode of the DRF sports Podcast we hand out all the picks you'll need for the weekend. From the NCAAF Semi Finals, the rest of the New Years Day Bowl games and of course our best bets for week 17 in the NFL.
Christmas Weekend Recap and CFP Picks | Episode 35
On today's show we recap the Dolphins MNF cover and win, betting and winning with Baker Mayfield and Carson Wentz on Christmas, the NBA's Christmas day slate as well as a slew of NCAA Bowl Picks including both National Semi Finals.
Christmas Eve Edition | Episode 34
On a special Christmas Eve edition we discuss our fading of Jimmy G and the Niners vs the Titans on TNF. Our NFL Christmas Day Picks, Week 16 NFL Best Bets, plus Bowl picks and NBA Christmas Best Betting Angles.
A Wild Weekend Recap | Episode 33
On today's episode we recap a wild MNF double header including the Bears blowing the back door cover and the Browns covering despite losing on a last second FG. All that plus a Sunday recap and midweek NFL Picks and NCAA Picks.
Friday Picks and Thursday Night Fallout | Episode 32
In this episode, we pick up the pieces after the Chargers blow it in OT vs the Chiefs. We discuss going for it on 4th downs, why people would bet on the Chiefs, NFL Week 15 Best Bets and Saturday's NCAA Bowl Picks
Bowl Breakdown Mania | Episode 31
On this episode Sheldon is joined by Collin Wilson, Sr Writer from The Action Network (@_Collin1) for a full breakdown of NCAA Bowl Season. We discuss how coaching changes and player opt outs affect the betting market, as well as in-depth betting angles on the New Years 6 and of course the Nationals Semi Finals.
A backdoor filled Week 14 | Episode 30
On this episode we recap a wild week 14 filled with back door covers, OT wins/losses and big favorites dominate Sunday's action,
FRIDAY PICKS POD for NFL and college hoops | Episode 29
The guys recap the Vikings' cover last night, the rest of the Week 14 NFL Best Bets and College Basketball picks.
Recapping the weekend that was | Episode 28
We recap Bill Belichick and the Patriots upset on MNF, as well as another classic Steelers Ravens game and of course why you should never bet against Nick Saban and Alabama as an underdog
FRIDAY PICKS POD and the rollercoaster of emotions that are the Cowboys | Episode 27
From having the Cowboys ruin Thanksgiving one week, to cashing in on them the next. We recap the Thursday nighter as well as our Best Bets for week 13 and betting angles for NCAA Conference Championship weekend.
MNF Recap and Midweek Picks | Episode 26
On this episode we recap a crazy win by Washington on Monday Night, celebrate another winning weekend on the podcast and of course the midweek picks!!!
Cowboys Therapy Session and Weekend Picks | Episode 25
The Cowboys lost which means the guys are out of the Survivor pool... pain. Sheldon and Matt have a therapy session to break down the Cowboy loss to the Raiders on Thanksgiving. That plus the rest of the week 12 best bets and the rapid fire NCAA picks of the week
Weekend Recap and Thanksgiving Slate Preview | Episode 24
On this episode we recap another great winning week on the podcast, celebrating the Texans, Vikings, Colts and Washington underdog outright wins. Plus, we look ahead and make picks for NFL Thanksgiving games, as well as the usual midweek NCAA schedule in both football and basketball.
Friday PICKS POD | Episode 23
Trying to continue the good times from last week's picks, the guys give their best bets in the NFL & NCAA, as well as some College Basketball.
Recap of an EPIC winning weekend! | Episode 22
We recap an epic winning weekend on the pod!! Including Matt convincing Sheldon to have some faith in his Niners to pull off the upset. The guys discuss their best betting week of the season as well as, tying in football, the Cowboys and Bills bouncing back and if we can crown Georgia as NCAA College Football Champs. All that plus, NBA/NCAA Tuesday night picks, MACtion best bets and a Thursday Night Football Preview.
Weekend Preview | Episode 21
What happened to the Ravens on TNF?? And how you should treat NFL Underdogs in Week 10 plus our Best Bets in both the NFL and NCAA this weekend!
Weekend of the underdog and surviving the Survivor Pool | Episode 20
A jam packed episode of today's pod! We recap a crazy cover by the Bears, Underdogs dominating the NFL, Surviving our Survivor pool. Plus, midweek NFL/NCAA picks, NBA Tuesday best bets and the RETURN OF COLLEGE BASKETBALL!
Ep 19: Football preview, Jets-Colts recap and the Aaron Rodgers impact.
On this episode we recap the Jets and Colts on TNF and how we bet it we also discuss how much is Aaron Rodgers worth to the point spread vs the Chiefs.All that plus the rest of our best bets in both the NFL and NCAA.
Episode 18: New York covers, backup QBs success, weekend review
On this episode we recap a wild weekend backing both the New York Jets and Giants as underdogs, backup QB's stepping up and messing up spreads and what to expect heading into the first College Football Playoff Ranking. All that plus, some Tuesday NBA Bets, our regular midweek football picks and more.
Episode 17: NFL Week 8 preview and best bets for the weekend of football
On this episode we recap Matt's great advice on how to bet on Aaron Rodgers and the Packers on TNF. Plus give out our best bets for both the NFL and NCAA this weekend.
Episode 16: Geno Smith covers AGAIN, Bengals legit? Chiefs tax done? Weekend review
On this episode we celebrate Geno Smith covering a wild Monday Nighter, discuss riding the Bengals going forward and is the Chiefs tax done? All that plus a full recap of the NCAAF weekend, some mid-week football picks and Tuesday Night NBA best bets.
Episode 15: NFL Week 7 preview and the best bets for the NFL and NCAA this weekend
Episode 15 of the DRF Sports Podcast is here! We explain the importance of getting the best number in our recap of Thursday Night Football that featured the Case Keenum led Browns take down the Broncos. Plus our best bets in the NFL and NCAA this weekend!
Episode 14: Football weekend review, working Overtime, Thursday Night picks
We recap the week that was in football, including the Titans' upset of the Bills, Winning/Losing Bets in OT and what it means when the public is cashing in BIG. All that plus a slew of NCAA and NFL Mid-Week Picks.
Episode 13: NFL Week 6 handicapping, College Football picks, more
We've got our best bets, Survivor Picks and gambling trends for the weekend's biggest matchups in both the NCAA and NFL.
Episode 12: NBA 2021 Season Preview - Futures Market deep dive
We are joined by Matt Moore, NBA Writer for The Action Network, and discuss the NBA Futures market, division winners, ROY, MVP, title odds and so much more.
Episode 11: Football Weekend Review, Thursday Night NFL Picks
We recap a wild weekend in the NFL and NCAA, kicking issues across the NFL and Alabama going down.
Episode 10: NFL Week 5, CFB Best Bets and picks for the weekend
On this episode, it's the Friday Picks Pod with our best bets in both the NCAA and NFL.
Episode 9: Football weekend review, Thursday Night Football picks
On this episode, we recap a wild weekend of football including the Patriots near upset, QB injuries disrupting the betting market and Alabama & Georgia beginning to separate themselves from the rest of the NCAA Football field.
Episode 8: NFL, CFB Best Bets and picks for the weekend
We have picks on the biggest games of the weekend including the Cards-Rams NFC West showdown, Brady's revenge game vs. the Pats and a Survivor pick that might surprise you.
Episode 7: Football weekend review, Thursday Night Football picks
We celebrate our wins from Friday's Picks Pod, including 8-2 ATS in the NFL and calling the NC State upset over Clemson.
Episode 6: Picks, Best Bets and more for NFL, CFB weekend
Host Sheldon Alexander and betting analyst Matt Russell preview an action-packed weekend, with big games including Notre Dame-Wisconsin and Tampa Bay-LA Rams.
Episode 5: Football weekend review, Thursday Night Football picks
Host Sheldon Alexander and betting analyst Matt Russell recap NFL and NCAA weekend, including paying the Chiefs tax, Injuries affecting the betting market, not overreacting to 0-2 teams and of course some Thursday Night Football Picks.
Episode 4: Best Bets, Picks for NFL Week 2, CFB Week 3
In this episode we recap a wild TNF game between the Giants and WFT and then hand out our best bets for an action packed weekend in both the NFL and NCAA.
Episode 3: NFL, College Football weekend review, Thursday night picks
In this episode host Sheldon Alexander and betting analyst Matt Russell celebrate an epic first week of picks, explain why you shouldn't overreact in week 2, a massive upset rocks the NCAA and finish with picks for both football games on Thursday Night.
Episode 2: NFL Week 1, CFB Week 2 Best Bets
Host Sheldon Alexander and betting analyst Matt Russell provide a quick recap of the Thursday Night Football season opener, a Tampa Bay Bucs last-second win against the Dallas Cowboys. Then they dive into their Best Bets for the rest of NFL Week 1 and College Football Week 2.
Episode 1: NFL season preview and Futures Markets
Host Sheldon Alexander and betting analyst Matt Russell preview the NFL season with division-by-division breakdowns, tackle the Futures Markets and handicap the Cowboys-Bucs Thursday night opener.