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NCAA Tournament Betting Tips w/ FOX Sports’ Jason McIntyre

Written by: Bill Krackomberger
Published March 9, 2023
7 min read

It’s episode 137 of Wise Kracks and joining us this week is Fox Sports’ Jason McIntyre. Jason is the co-host of The Herd with Colin Cowherd and is a well-versed sports betting analyst that has been a trusted voice within the industry long before the restrictions started to lighten. He hosts the Straight Fire podcast and is the co-founder of the Big Lead.

Your hosts Bill Krackomberger and Jon Orlando discuss the Lamar Jackson contract situation: are the Baltimore Ravens playing with fire or wise to hedge their bet? 

“The New York Jets are the most bet team in the NFL futures market.”

Do the odds make sense given the speculation around Aaron Rodgers joining the already strong roster? They sent out their brass in an effort to lure the future Hall of Famer and seem to have the inside track: would Bill recommend trying to beat the news cycle/official news?

The number may seem high, but with the news so public, it’s still not the right number.

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Alexa Grasso paid off her +650 number easily by way of stoppage. With a rematch already on the books, should she again be an underdog?

Jon was all over Jon Jones (-143) in the main event and he came through in a big way, improving him to 7-0 against producer Rob. Jones very much looked the part of a champion, an impressive effort that didn’t surprise Jon in the least.

“I have the flag on that ground.”

March Madness

“These states are giving away money”

The guys discuss just how much money sportsbooks are giving away in an effort to get you to commit and why this is a great time to use your leverage as a consumer to get the best deal. When it comes to handicapping the tournament, the guys agree on a unique way to attack these games.

“It’s crazy. There are some tried and true numbers historically, but basically, none of those trends work for this season. Houston checks all of the boxes … and even then, I’m reluctant.”

FOX Sports’ Jason McIntyre

“I’ll never forget. I was about to turn 21. A buddy and I head out to Vegas. We go bonkers betting on everything, with college basketball being the primary gateway. I caught the gambling bug there, started the Big Lead and a passion was born.”

The guys dig into Jason’s being ahead of the sports betting curve, the demand for sports betting in California and if the sports betting industry is too saturated with everyone wanting a piece of the pie.

“Anybody can get hot. Everyone that has gambled has gotten hot at some point. You’ve got to pivot and evolve: just be careful as to who you trust.”

“I ended up in a diaper … I’m living proof of it not being wise to blindly trust anyone.”

They pivot from the gambling space as a whole to discuss the quarterback mark in the NFL. Jason sells the guys on the importance of compound interest when addressing the future of the New York Jets. Jason has a strong feel for what his Jets should do and an even strong take on the best way to attack March Madness bracket pools.

“After March Madness, I kind of cool off. I go big this time of year and then go on vacation, so I really aim to make it count over the next month.”

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Billy “Krackman” Krackomberger has made his living as a professional sports gambler for nearly three decades. You have seen him on ESPN, Gaming Today, and SiriusXM. His connections in the sports gambling industry run all the way to the top. His bets move the lines and regularly have him banned from books for being too sharp. Email: [email protected]

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