In January, NBC Sports launched The Daily Line, a daily national radio show that focuses on sports betting.
With the success of the show, they’ve now announced that it will be simulcast on television in four markets and a new host will be joining the fray.
Since its inception, The Daily Line has quickly grown in popularity and now NBC is taking the show to new heights, according to a release from the NBC Sports Group. Starting Monday, the four-hour show will be simulcast on six different NBC Sports affiliates around the country.
Those affiliates are NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports Chicago, NBC Sports Chicago Plus, NBC Sports Philadelphia, NBC Sports Washington and NBC Sports Washington Plus.
The show airs from 3 p.m. ET to 7 p.m. ET and will be simulcast in those different parts of the country at the same time in those time zones. The show also can be found in the NBC Sports App.
The show focuses on sports and sports betting, covering major topics in professional sports with a wagering spin.
Co-hosts Michael Jenkins, Tim Murray and now Sara Perlman will handicap the nightly lines, discuss odds and futures, and make predictions. They’ll also have guests on the show, invite callers on and talk about fantasy sports too.
This is just the latest embrace between sports and sports betting as many other networks have already dived into daily sports betting shows.
Fox Sports 1 has Lock It In, ESPN has Daily Wager and CBS Sports has its entire SportsLine brand, which is focused on gambling, picks and daily fantasy.
Not only will the show make its debut on television today, there will also be a new addition to the cast. Sara Perlman will join Jenkins and Murray as the third co-host, according to the Washington Post.
Perlman, 24, has some on-camera experience as the digital host for the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals on MASN. After a couple of successful years in the role, she was bumped up to become the network’s on-field reporter this season.
Her contract with MASN was up at the end of the season and while many assumed she would have been renewed, she has left early to be a part of this new opportunity.
Perlman is not new to sports betting as she has been participating in it since she turned 21. According to the Washington Post story, she has said a big fan of Fox Sports 1’s daily sports gambling show Lock It In, so she has a pretty good idea of what The Daily Line is about.
Perlman reportedly loves prop bets and parlays and has already given out her first pick, suggesting that bettors take the under for the Miami Dolphins regular-season win total. The Dolphins currently have the lowest win total on the board at just 4.5.
Perlman was raised in a family that loves sports betting as her dad is an avid bettor and both of her parents are into daily fantasy, the Post reported.