Giga Chikadze, NFL Week 1 Tips + Rare FREE Pick from Bill (Wise Kracks Ep. 60)
We’re back with a new episode of Wise Kracks with your co-hosts Bill Krackomberger and Jon Orlando.
The guys are together in Vegas as usual, but only for one more week before Bill jets over to the East Coast to book some action over there.
It’s just about the busiest time of year for the Krack man, with so much value around thanks to all the fresh lines up for the advent of football season.
Bill’s Free NFL Pick
Where else can Bill and John start this week’s episode but with the NFL, and Bill kicks off with a hot pick.
It’s a home teaser on the upcoming weekend of fixtures, and he’s gonna be placing it himself. You’re going to have to listen up if you want to get in on his action.
NFL Week 1
Jon’s very excited for the Cowboys this year and tries to talk up their chances to land an NFC championship. They check in about the possible GOAT Tom Brady, who looks like he still has gas in the tank.
It’s like Christmas Eve for football fans, and Bill and Jon run through some of the first-round matchups and where the value is.
The guys also check in on the latest news in Vegas and around the sporting world in general, starting with the story that it’s been a record-breaking month for betting in Vegas, with a $1.36 billion betting handle in July.
Bill and Jon speculate on how the East and West Coast markets will stack up against each other as legal sports betting becomes more widespread around the US.
New Jersey is currently leading the way in sports betting revenue, and Krack sees that position only getting stronger.
Special Guest Giga Chikadze
The ball is in Jon’s court for this week’s special guest, since he’s the big UFC guy. We’re very excited to welcome Giga Chikadze to Wise Kracks, fresh off a massive win against Edson Barboza.
In fact, he’s won his first seven UFC fights in a row, and he’s calling in direct from his home in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Giga breaks down his big win against Barboza, telling us exactly what was going through his mind in the octagon.
A title fight is likely to be just around the corner, and he explains his hopes and plans for upcoming fights, including how difficult it has been to get people to take fights against him.
It’s been quite a journey for Giga from growing up in Georgia, and he talks about his homecoming and how much his friends and followers at home have embraced his success and supported him throughout his career.
Giga and Jon have been friends for years, and they reminisce on how they met – attending an Atlanta Braves game together with Giga learning the rules in an Uber en route to the stadium!
Giga is such a genuine, down-to-earth guy – he’s even calling in from the stoop in his childhood neighborhood – and that really comes across in this interview.
And just like that, we’ve got another lifelong friend of the show for Wise Kracks!
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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]