The West Coast Gamblers

The West Coast Gamblers

Welcome to the West Coast's premiere sports betting podcast! Join Drue "Schaefer The Sharp" Crookston, Matthew "Dangles" Dangelantonio, and Tony "Squares" Cavallo as they compete against the bookie and each other in various gambling challenges across sports, with a heavy focus on NFL betting during football season. With deep analysis, special guests, and competitive games, you'll know why they call this the best podcast west of the Mississippi. So, buckle up them chinstraps, crack open a beer and let us make you some money. New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday! A proud member of the Evergreen Podcasts Network. *Theme music - S.Freebird streaming on Spotify, Apple Music and all around the world @Axioma_Fidelis *Tile artwork & logo - Brian "The Ballerina" Balzerini

Episodes

August 19, 2022 46 min

Time to play Marry/F*ck/Kill with the NFC. Each division is broken down by Tony 'Squares' Cavallo and Drue 'Schaefer the Sharp' Crookson. Can the Dallas Cowboys repeat? Is Tom Brady ever coming back? Are the Lions actually good? Will an in-season Hard Knocks prove to the world that Kliff Kingsbury is a robot? All that and more in this week's episode!

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The boys are back! Matthew 'Dangles' Dangelantonio and Tony 'Squares' Cavallo dive into the AFC breakdown the only way they know how! It's time once again for the divisional Marry/F*ck/Kill. Will the Bills run away with the AFC East? Can the Bengals repeat as North champions? Who cares about the AFC South? And finally, who will come out on top in the group of death, the AFC West?

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The most exciting two minutes in sports is upon us! The Kentucky Derby runs on Saturday, and we've got some picks for some horses to consider if you're betting the Run for the Roses. Plus, after all the movement around the league and mega-deals for wide receivers (and maybe still a few names to move) we'll unveil the definitive top 10 wide receivers in the NFL.

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The sharpest NFL draft prognosticator in the business is back to help us read the tea leaves on who's picking whom this year. Our former co-host and NFL draft guru Brian "The Ballerina" Balzerini returns with the holy grail of mock drafts, The Ballerina Big Board, which has put the mocks of so-called draft experts to shame year after year, we'll go pick-by-pick (with trades!) through Brian's top 10 (4:52) and th...

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With just a week left until the Jacksonville Jaguars are on the clock with the first pick of the 2022 NFL Draft, it's time to bring back the legend of lines, the sultan of spreads, the vicar of value himself -- Hitman! The razor-sharp pro is back on WCG to share some tips and insight on how to bet the draft this year, and maybe even give a sneak peek at a draft bet or two he likes. We'll talk with him about why this year...

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NFL free agency is still going on but with the draft looming on the horizon, it's time for us to go over the biggest moves made this offseason and whether the teams that made them are trending over or under their current win totals.

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April 6, 2022 37 min

It's a tradition unlike any other, and it's here once again. It's Masters weekend and Tony, Drue and Dangles each have a Fast Five slate of bets to give out for golf's Super Bowl. Plus, we'll throw out a few picks we like for outright winners.

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Tony Squares is back from Sin City, where he spent the first weekend of March Madness in all of its bet-filled glory -- we'll find out if he made money and hear a rollercoaster of a roulette story that netted him enough money to fund his entire weekend. Plus, we've got three bets each for the Sweet 16 games in the NCAA Tournament this Thursday and Friday, plus a future you can bet now and thank us when you cash later.

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After going on a heater in The Players Championship, we're feeling lucky heading into the NCAA Tournament. March Madness is back in its full glory this year -- fans in the stands at sites across the country, and no bubble! We're breaking down the entire bracket and we'll have four bets each for the first round games guaranteed to make you money.


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It's an episode two years in the making. For the first time since before the pandemic, the West Coast Gamblers bring you the podcast together, in-person, with a slate of bets for The Players Championship and a cornucopia of NFL news to digest. We'll feign surprise at the news that Aaron Rodgers is staying in Green Bay (4:13), look into the crystal ball for what the big trade sending Russell Wilson from Seattle to Denver mea...

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We've reached the mountaintop in our annual QB rankings -- numbers 10 through 1. These are guys we believe are worth building a franchise around and are equipped to lead a team to a Super Bowl. Will Patrick Mahomes be named number one for the fourth straight year, or will another quarterback supplant him at the top spot?

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The fourth installment of our 2021 QB list is here and we're talking numbers 20-11. These are guys who are proven winners and might even help you get a playoff berth...but are they built to win you a ring? We'll debate and discuss as we make our way towards number one overall!

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Our annual QB rankings roll on with number 32 to 21 -- these are guys who we'd consider starters in the league but are a dice roll to get you to the playoffs.

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We're back with more of our all-encompassing annual QB list where we rank every single guy that started a game in the NFL. This week, we dive into numbers 40-33 -- the guys who we'd consider top tier backups at the QB position. These guys probably aren't going to win games single-handedly, but they'll keep things competitive and won't actively help you lose.

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This year, 62 quarterbacks made starts over the course of the NFL's new 17 game season, and we'll kick off by bringing you QBs 62-41 on our list -- a.k.a. the guys who are most likely to land a starting job in the USFL.

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It's here. The big one. El queso grande. The moment everyone's been waiting for. No, not the Super Bowl, but the WCG Super Bowl Prop-a-ganza! Come for Tony Squares story about his first curling experience (3:13), stay for the more than 20 props we'll give out among the three of us (14:39). Plus, we'll share our leans on the side and total to cap it all off (44:54).

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Before we give you all the best bets to make you money on Super Bowl Weekend, we have to celebrate the Bengals doing the unthinkable and defying the odds to make it to the big game. Friends of the show and Bengals fanatics Chris Dell from The Betting Predators and Big Scary Man Guy stop by to celebrate their team going from worst to the doorstep of history (6:45). Plus, with a number of head coaching vacancies filled, we'll dis...

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We recap the two conference title games after another wild weekend of football. Tony Squares was lucky enough to be in the stands at SoFi Stadium for the NFC Championship and he downloads mere hours after returning from the festivities and surviving a terrible cheeseburger sub, plus we deconstruct the Chiefs second half meltdown against the Bengals.

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This week, we've got best bets across the board for Conference Championship Weekend, plus special guest Chris Dell of Betting Predators to gloat about his Bengals and share a few of his favorite props for this weekend.


Chris Dell & weekend props (3:46)

Bengals vs. Chiefs (29:01)

49ers vs. Rams (41:08)

Moneyline Parlay Contest (50:09)

Teaser Challenge (52:23)

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After a wild weekend of Divisional Round playoff games in the NFL capped off by maybe the best game of the year so far, we couldn't wait until Monday to talk about it. We'll celebrate Joe Cool and the Bengals' gritty win against Tennessee and look at what the Titans need to improve on next year (5:52), let Tony Squares eulogize his Green Bay Packers after their underwhelming performance against San Francisco (15:50), re...

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