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

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 [...]

How to Bet the Each Way (E/W) Market & Win at the 2019 Masters

The most prestigious golf tournament of the year starts on Thursday at Augusta National. Betting on golf is extremely fun and there are several ways to wager on the Masters, but one of the best value options is the BetAmerica Each Way (E/W) Market. Each Way Wagers: The best way to think about an Each Way(E/W) bet in golf is basically two independent wagers. One of them is an outright on a particular golfer to win the tournament. The other [...]

Who Do Ya Like Podcast: A 2019 Masters Preview With Garett Skiba

On this week's episode of the Who Do Ya Like Podcast over the Bet America Radio Network, Scott Shapiro welcomes in the incredibly successful sports and racing handicapper Garett Skiba. Garett discusses his golf handicapping methodology, how much course history matters to him overall and specifically at Augusta National, and gives some of his top plays for the 2019 Masters. A must listen for anyone getting involved in golf's most prestigious tournament later this week.

Who Do Ya Like Podcast: Final Four Memories and National Semifinals Analysis With Dan Cronin

On this week's episode of the Who Do Ya Like Podcast over the Bet America Radio Network, Scott Shapiro welcomes in hoops guru and brother of University of Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Mick Cronin, Dan Cronin. Scott and Dan relive some of their favorite Final Four moments and then dive into their thoughts on Auburn vs. Virginia and Texas Tech vs. Michigan State. Dan also shares who he likes to cut down the nets on Monday night in Minneapolis.

Scott Shapiro’s NCAA Midwest Sweet 16 Picks

Sweet 16 Midwest Region Picks The eight-game slate on Thursday and Friday is extremely attractive, and the two games in Kansas City are no exception. The four best teams in the bracket moved on after the first week of the NCAA tournament, including two blue-bloods in North Carolina and Kentucky. It should be a wild scene at the Sprint Center this weekend. Here are my thoughts on the two Sweet 16 matchups in the Midwest Region: North Carolina Tar Heels [...]

Who Do Ya Like Podcast: NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Analysis with Longtime Las Vegas Sports Handicapper Dave Cokin

On this week's episode of the Who Do Ya Like Podcast over the Bet America Radio Network. Scott Shapiro welcomes in sports handicapper and host of the Las Vegas Sportsline on ESPN Radio in Vegas, Dave Cokin. Scott and Dave analyze each of the Sweet 16 matchups and discuss which games they find value in against the spread, as well as who they think will advance to the Elite 8 this weekend. They also give their pick to win the [...]

Scott Shapiro’s NCAA Midwest Picks for the Round of 32

A classic David and Goliath matchup gets the weekend action started in a Midwest region that saw just one upset in the Round of 64. Saturday and Sunday offer hoops fanatics four excellent matchups with the winners heading to the Sprint Center in Kansas City next week. Here are my round of 32 picks for the Midwest region: Kentucky Wildcats (-5) vs Wofford Terriers For the second straight game “Big Blue Nation” will be without star forward P.J. Washington. The [...]