Top NCAA College Basketball Betting Podcasts For March Madness

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Trailing only the Super Bowl, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is the biggest sports betting event on event of the year. Because of the density of college basketball, with so many teams and conferences, it’s difficult to keep up with everything leading to the Big Dance. Some of the best betting spots include conferences and teams that are rarely talked about on the major networks.

But don’t sweat – with the conference tournaments starting soon, March Madness is right around the corner and we have listening recommendations here for good sources of sports betting information. Check ’em out.

‘BangTheBook’ with Adam Burke (click here).

Bang the Book host Adam Burke covers it all, delivering sports betting tips, free picks, stats, and matchup analysis .  Burke provides insights in hour-long episodes throughout the week. Bang the Book is exceptional at bringing in niche experts of smaller conferences for college hoops, like the Southland Conference for example. The Monday Mailbag segment always delivers, and it’s apparent the passion and knowledge Burke has covering the betting industry.

‘Pure Bracket Wisdom’ by The Power Rank and Ed Feng (click here).

Ed Feng is one of the smartest guys in the sports prediction business, using his PhD in applied mathematics to project NFL and NCAA games at The Power Rank.

The bulk of Feng’s podcasts are about the methodologies behind predicting basketball (and football) outcomes. He even wrote a book titled How to Win Your NCAA Tournament.

Last season’s episodes included a discussion on college basketball analytics with Ken Pomeroy, how to predict the NCAA tournament, should you avoid picking a 3-point shooting team, and a two-part interview with college hoops expert Adam Stanco.

‘A Numbers Game’ by Gill Alexander (click here).

A Numbers Game with Gill Alexander is recorded at the “tip of the strip” in Las Vegas and is brought to you by Brent Musburger’s Vegas Stats & Information Network (VSiN). The title isn’t just for show. Alexander is analytical in his analyses and makes a habit out of bringing thoughtful insight on betting strategies. His show covers all things sports betting so you may have to skip around a little find hoops talk; wherever you find it, expect them to deliver the goods.

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‘Behind the Bets’ with Doug Kezirian (click here).

Spending seven years in Vegas before joining ESPN, there’s not a better person take you behind the bets than Doug Kezirian. With help from guests like Stanford Steve and Chris “The Bear” Fallica, Kezirian takes you behind the gambling scene in this weekly podcast brought you by ESPN Chalk.

Kezerian got his start as a lead sports anchor in Vegas and was recently named the host of ESPN’s debut gambling-focused TV show Daily Wager. In a recent BTB episode, Behind the Bets’ titled February Madness. VSiN’s Matt Youmans joined Kezirian to discuss some of his favorite – and least favorite — teams heading into March, and the pair provided a couple picks for games that night.   Also see:

‘Bet the Process’ with Jeff Ma and Rufus Peabody (click here).

Hosted by Jeff Ma and Rufus Peabody, Bet the Process is one of the best gambling podcasts out there. Bet the Process varies thematically as Ma and Peabody cover everything from football to golf to analytics and game theory. The Process hasn’t touched on college hoops much this year, but the duo released a series of episodes covering college basketball leading up to the 2018 tournament. The episodes included appearances from Alan Boston and Ken Pomeroy. By now, you’ve seen Ken Pomeroy’s name mentioned a lot. That’s a good thing. Listen to everything you can with him, especially when the interviewers are as smart as Ma and Peabody. 

‘Against All Odds’ with Cousin Sal – The Ringer (click here).

Like most podcasts in the Ringer Network, Against All Odds with Cousin Sal does not disappoint. Often accompanied by “The Degenerate Trifecta,” Sal covers everything from football to Oscars odds to college hoops.

Sal hasn’t covered a lot college basketball this season, but with March Madness on the horizon, you can bet college basketball talk will start heating up. Just last week the Trifecta took on some NCAA futures and I’ll bet that Sal has some hoops experts on to help you before the Madness strikes.  Against All Odds bends more toward entertainment than nuts-and-bolts handicapping, so this is a better pod for recreational types. It will make you laugh, cry (you’ll be reminded of your worst bad beats), and laugh again – but hopefully you’ll pick up some winners along the way.

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‘Heavy Chalk’ by Roosie and Tubb (click here).

On top of an oddly catchy intro song that sounds like a mix between Ben Folds and Chance the Rapper, Heavy Chalk is the perfect podcast for a quick bathroom break. And the hosts, Roosie and Tubbs, are goofy enough to make that not sound weird. Roosie and Tubb don’t take themselves too seriously, and it’s a nice change up from the usual handicappers and experts that frequent a lot of college basketball podcasts. Give Heavy chalk a listen next time you have 10-15 minutes to kill.

About the Author

  • Matt Schmitto (schmitto)

  • Matt Schmitto is a staff writer for RotoGrinders Sports Betting. He grew up in Texas, graduating from Texas Tech University. He has played high stakes DFS since 2013, and enjoys betting on golf, basketball and football – and whatever else is put in front of him. Schmitto is an advocate of The Bettor’s Oath.