About Scott Shapiro

Scott has been a sports fanatic since a young age. He grew up in South Jersey where he was a Philadelphia Eagles season ticket holder during his teen years. He started playing fantasy football and competing in weekly NFL pools in high school and has been handicapping games ever since. Scott graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1996 and remains a die-hard Badger football and basketball fan today. Follow Scott on Twitter: @ScottShap34

Who Do Ya Like Podcast: U.S. Open Preview at Pebble Beach with Garett Skiba

On this week's episode of the Who Do Ya Like Podcast over the Bet America Radio Network, Scott Shapiro welcomes back in sports and racing handicapper Garett Skiba. Scott and Garett discuss their approach for analyzing the 2019 U.S. Open, which players in the top tier they are most intrigued by, other golfers they think present value, and those they are willing to fade in head-to-head matchups. A great listen for those looking to get involved in the third major.

Wagering on the Belmont Stakes with different budgets

Tacitus winning the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) - Photo by SV Photography This year’s Belmont Stakes (G1) will not get attention from the national media that the 2018 rendition did as Justify chased racing immortality, but it is still an intriguing final leg of the Triple Crown. War of Will, off of his victory in the Preakness Stakes (G1), and Tacitus, who was last seen crossing the wire fourth in the Kentucky Derby (G1), will take the bulk [...]

Who Do Ya Like Podcast: Belmont Stakes and Met Mile Preview with OptixEQ and Brisnet’s Emily Gullikson

On this week's episode of the Who Do Ya Like Podcast over the BetAmerica Radio Network, Scott Shapiro welcomes in handicapper Emily Gullikson to chat about Saturday's stakes laden card at Belmont Park. Scott and Emily take a deep dive into the Belmont Stakes and an incredibly strong rendition of the Met Mile, as well as touch on the Woody Stephens and the Acorn Stakes. Lots of great information for those getting involved in New York on Saturday afternoon.

Who Do Ya Like Podcast: Early Belmont Stakes and MLB Discussion with Gino Buccola

On this week's episode of the Who Do Ya Like Podcast over the Bet America Radio Network, Scott Shapiro welcomes in the host of the That's What G Said Podcast, Gino Buccola. Scott and Gino take an early glance at the Belmont Stakes and what should be a star-studded undercard in New York. They also look back at their MLB selections and chat about what has gone right or wrong through the first third of the baseball season.

Who Do Ya Like Podcast: A Chat With Longtime Professional Sports Bettor Alan Denkenson

On this week's episode of the Who Do Ya Like Podcast over the BetAmerica Radio Network, Scott Shapiro welcomes in professional sports bettor Alan (Dink) Denkenson to chat about how he got into gambling on sports and why it is much more difficult to turn a profit today. Scott also gets Dink's thoughts on this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs and the start of the MLB season.

Who Do Ya Like Podcast: PGA Championship Preview with Garett Skiba

On this week's episode of the Who Do Ya Like Podcast over the BetAmerica Radio Network, host Scott Shapiro welcomes back golf analyst Garett Skiba to chat about the second major in Farmingdale, New York. Scott and Garett take a quick look back at the Masters, discuss what metrics Garett is weighting most this week at Bethpage Black, and then chat about which players they think are good bets based on the BetAmerica Sportsbook outright win odds. Garett also gives [...]

How to Bet the Kentucky Derby on Different Budgets

Bob Baffert at Saratoga - Photo by Courtney Heeney/Coglianese Photography Last year’s “How to bet the Kentucky Derby on Different Budgets” was well received, so I figured I would run it back for the 2019 Run for the Roses. After much deliberation I have landed on 2-year-old champion #16 Game Winner as my key horse and top choice for this year’s Derby. The son of Candy Ride has yet to win in two starts this year, but I [...]

Who Do Ya Like Podcast: Kentucky Derby Analysis With Churchill Downs’ Travis Stone

On this week's episode of the Who Do Ya Like Podcast over the Bet America Radio Network, host Scott Shapiro welcomes in the voice of Churchill Downs Travis Stone. Scott and Travis discuss how the draw on Tuesday morning impacted the potential race shape of the 2019 Kentucky Derby and dive deep into the field of twenty set to break from the gates on Saturday evening. Travis also discusses his favorite Kentucky Derby race calls and reveals how he would [...]

Shapiro’s Top Contenders Eight Days Out From the 2019 Kentucky Derby

The field rounds the first turn of the 2018 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Churchill Downs - Coady Photography We are eight days away from the 2019 Kentucky Derby, and you can feel the excitement in the air more and more each morning at legendary Churchill Downs. With half of the field still to arrive in Louisville over the next few days, it is far too early to lock down my top choices for this year’s Run [...]

Who Do Ya Like Podcast: Kentucky Derby Chat With VSIN’s Ron Flatter

On this week's episode of the Who Do Ya Like Podcast over the Bet America Radio Network, host Scott Shapiro welcomes in the Vegas Stats & Information Network's Ron Flatter. Ron dives into the role Quirin Speed Points have played in the Kentucky Derby since the new points system has been in place. Scott and Ron also discuss their thoughts on some of the logical contenders on the first Saturday in May and perhaps a long shot that can spruce [...]