Behind the Bets with Doug Kezirian

Behind the Bets with Doug Kezirian

Published by: ESPN, Doug Kezirian
224 Episodes | First Released: Jul 19 '17 | 🇺🇸
ESPN gambling analyst Doug Kezirian and his cast of guests take you inside the world of Las Vegas as they explore the games surrounding the games on the field.
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ShonnGreene23
Dec 18 '19
Rating:   10
Bad Jokes Good Content

Doug does a nice job mixing up his guests and he has good rapport with John Murray. Enjoyable listen on a weekly basis.

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Dice Grenade
Dec 16 '19
Rating:   8
Would love to see more recaps

The highlight of the podcast is definitely “Mr. Director”. I would love to actually hear more discussion looking back at the previous week’s games. Any games that were particularly brutal or beneficial to the books? Any lines that in retrospect may have been off? I gave the show a 4-star review because while I appreciate ESPN brining sports betting to the masses, I don’t want a show that simply gives out picks. I want a show that focuses more on what the title suggests — “behind the bets”. Tell me more about what goes on behind the counter or more about what goes on behind the scenes of a professional bettor or a betting syndicate/group. I do enjoy listening to some of the other guests on the show but the internet is teeming with people and their picks. If a pro bettor is on, I’d rather Doug focus on questions like (a) what limits do you typically have in Vegas? (b) what are the limits like on a Tuesday/Wednesday vs a Saturday/Sunday (c) how are those limits different in New Jersey or Mississippi or other states that have legalized sports betting (d) if you truly don’t sweat your action, how the hell do you actually do that? If I have $20 on a game I’m hitting refresh on my phone every 10 minutes. How do these bettors do it if they’ve got 5 or 6 figures on games every weekend?I do love the show — but I find myself always listening to “Mr. Director” and then fast forwarding through other parts of the show. I will say this — as sports betting becomes more commonplace and more and more betting podcasts get out there, I don’t think people will automatically go to ESPN. As you say, today’s better is smarter than ever. I think ESPN needs to focus more on the “Behind” part of sports betting and dig into the sports betting scene — as opposed to being another picks podcast where people talk about who they’re betting and the fact they’re on a 7-2 winning streak or something like that. More journalism, less tout.Thanks.

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Mcconn23
Nov 23 '19
Rating:   2
Intellectually Dishonest

Clean it up Doug. You’re actually going to brag about your college picks and not even acknowledge how much money you’re down you are on your NFL bonanza plays this season? C’mon man!

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NY giant fan 56
Nov 22 '19
Rating:   10
NY Giant fan

I always look forward to the college and nfl behind the bets podcasts with Doug Kezirian.

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Jvgnzsablb
Nov 11 '19
Rating:   10
Great content and entertaining

Best podcast I’ve listened to on sports and gambling. Vegas Baby Vegas!

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Too Silly`
Oct 20 '19
Rating:   2
Horrible picks

Listen to this podcast if you want to lose money

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R1)))))))
Oct 18 '19
Rating:   10
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Stupodity!!

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Nvilione
Oct 17 '19
Rating:   10
Excellent podcast

I’ve listened to several different handicapping podcasts now and this one is really the best. Definitely enjoy John Murray’s perspective from the superbook. And the picks always make my balls fill up!!!!! Oh OHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

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John Morotti
Oct 10 '19
Rating:   10
Kicking is for losers

Great gambling info. You can fade or follow the picks but nothing is better than John Murray lambasting some horrible coaching decisions each week

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Mmdean
Mar 17 '19
Rating:   2
Media is so hard!

There is no more self congratulatory profession than the media. It is in full bloom in an episode here. Poor babies. Your work is so hard and demanding. Sickening.

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smiley69_300
Dec 4 '18
Rating:   10
Love this Podcast!

Love the insight that Doug & John Murray give. I like hearing the about the house bettors and all the action the house gets. Recommend this to any sports gambler.

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dontspendwhatudonthave
Oct 30 '18
Rating:   6
More of Murray

Doug and John are both really good. My only suggestion would be more of Murray. The value for gamblers is hearing what the sportsbooks are seeing on the games. Where has the public come on, where are the sharps, and on what games are the books taking a side. Less with the bonanza, in all honesty, why games the hosts are betting is not critical information. Let John explain more about what the books are seeing.

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Balneário_C
Oct 14 '18
Rating:   10
Great job guys

Only show the host accurately says how much he bests Guttttssssss guys Great job

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Jack.Tors
Oct 11 '18
Rating:   10
Great listen!

Absolutely love this podcast! Great insight into the biggest games in college football (and some off the radar ones too.)If you’re a college football fan & you lay a sheckle or two why wouldn’t you listen? Subscribe, download and then collect your $$.

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1009926144189363uu
Oct 4 '18
Rating:   2
Something to listen to

It’s a show. But the host bungles simplistic facts and adds confusion. Not the best for anything except a time waster.

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weedsnager
Sep 29 '18
Rating:   8
Great podcast

Very informative

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Jeffreyj430
Sep 28 '18
Rating:   10
Great listen

One of the last things on ESPN that I listen too. Actually about the last content that I consume in any form from ESPN.

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CaddyShakFundraise
Apr 4 '18
Rating:   10
Best week in sport

On the eve of what will be another historic compitition akin to what went down in the Colaosseum, it's Masters week! The perfect showcase of rich people doing rich people things where blood, sweat, and tears flow like 20$ closeouts at the HGC! Kezirian, keep up the good work. Some of the best content the WW Leader has to offer these days.

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SportsHandicapper
Dec 19 '17
Rating:   10
Best College Football Podcast, bar none

Chris Fallica and Stanford Steve are fantastic. These guys bring a wealth of information to the weekly podcast. Highly recommended for anyone that wagers on college football.

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