ESPN Launching Sports Betting Show with Doug Kezirian

ESPN Launching Sports Betting Show with Doug Kezirian

On March 11, ESPN will launch an official television program dedicated to sports betting.

Daily Wager will feature Doug Kezirian as host of the sports betting news and information show.

It will be a one-hour program that airs Monday through Friday on ESPNEWS at 6 p.m. EST. The show will also air on the ESPN App, featuring a panel of both experts and analysts.

The Host

Doug Kezirian is a 15-year reporter in the sports betting industry. He is most known for his podcast Behind the Bets, where Kezirian and his guests go over various games through the perspective of Las Vegas.

Kezirian won't be alone as sports betting experts, ESPN analysts and reporters from different sports will join in discussions.

Most of these discussions will be any relevant sports betting news, as well as going over different point spreads for games.

Analysts and reporters will only provide insight and information, as they will not be responsible for picking games with spreads.

Experts, however, will be making picks and provide advice on certain games and point spreads.

The Panel

Perhaps the most notable expert planning to make Daily Wager appearances is Chris Fallica, better known as 'The Bear'.

Fallica is known by college football fans across the country, making picks with the spreads on Saturday mornings.

He is also an ESPN.com columnist and a well-known competitor in the National Horseplayers Championship.

Steve Coughlin is another well-known figure in the sports betting world, beginning his career in 2014.

Coughlin co-hosts "Bad Beats" with Scott Van Pelt and actually played college football.

David Purdum and Preston Johnson will also be featured on Daily Wager.

Purdum has been an ESPN.com gambling industry reporter for over seven years, while Johnson is a Las Vegas-based handicapper with a Master of Science in Sports Psychology.

Anita Marks, who hosts ESPN Radio New York 98.7 FM, is going to appear as well. Marks is also an ESPN fantasy football analyst.

Finally, Joe Fortenbaugh is going to appear on the show. Fortenbaugh co-founded NationalFootballPost.com. He also hosts "95.7 The Game" and The Sharp 600, a podcast dedicated to sports betting.

Other Sports Betting ESPN Programs

This actually isn't the first sports betting content ESPN has in its media, becoming more involved with sports betting programs since June.

Stanford Steve and The Bear is a podcast that Coughlin and Fallica host, as they discuss college football and horserace betting.

"Bad Beats," discusses different bets for different games. As mentioned earlier, it is hosted by both Scott Van Pelt and Steve Coughlin.

The vastly popular sportscaster, Scott Van Pelt, isn't listed as an official contributor or analyst. However, that may change as he is the host of one of ESPN's rare sports betting programs.

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