Game Play5,242 episodes - English - Latest episode: 9 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1 rating
Airing daily from 1-4pm and hosted by Matthew Cauz, Game Play is Canada’s first daily sports talk show focused on sports betting and fantasy that provides listeners with the inside edge on every sport's latest lines, greatest prop bets and up-to-date information.
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TSN 1050 Maple Leafs colour analyst Jim Ralph joins Matt Cauz on Game Play to share his takeaways from the Leafs' road trip so far, his thoughts on Matt's suggestion of putting Mitch Marner on the second line when he returns, if there's pressure on Petr Mrazek tonight against the Arizona Coyotes and more.
In the final hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz Matthew Cauz gets into some NFL Super Wild Card Weekend picks, if Novak Djokovic will be able to compete at the Australian Open and more in this week's edition of "This or That". Then Matt is joined by TSN 1050 Maple Leafs colour analyst Jim Ralph to discuss his takeaways from the Leafs' roadtrip so far.
Betstamp chief operating officer Rob Pizzola joined Matt Cauz on Game Play to discuss some interesting NHL futures bets to take advantage of, if it's a good idea to take the Pittsburgh Penguins at +1500 to win the Stanley Cup, his leans for Wild Card Weekend in the NFL and more.
Matthew Cauz answers some of life's most pressing questions... NFL Super Wild Card Weekend... Auston Matthews and a potential Leafs record... Will Novak Djokovic be able to compete at the Aussie Open... Sushi for lunch???
Adjei on how bad Booker looks for taking issue with Raptors' mascot, losing home court advantage and moreJanuary 12, 2022 20:17 - 12 minutes - 1 Byte
TSN 1050 Raptors colour commentator Natey Adjei joined Matt Cauz on Game Play to discuss how bad it looks on Devin Booker to shoo away the Raptors' mascot when taking free throws, losing the home court advantage of fans, the positive takeaways from last night's lost to the Suns and more.
In the second hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz talks to TSN 1050 Raptors colour commentator Natey Adjei about the team's loss to the Suns last night and Devin Booker's confrontation with the Raptors' mascot. Then Matt is joined by Betstamp chief operating officer Rob Pizzola to discuss whether it's a good bet to take the Penguins at +1500 to win the Stanley Cup with Evgeni Malkin returning and his leans for Wild Card Weekend.
The Athletic NFL writer Robert Mays joins Matt Cauz on Game Play to discuss whether it is more important to nail the coaching or general manager hire, Baker Mayfield's future in Cleveland, which team offers the best available coaching opportunity and more.
In the first hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz gets into how the Arizona Coyotes have all but ensured that Auston Matthews will never play for his hometown team due to their constant failures. Then Matt is joined by NFL writer for The Athletic, Robert Mays, to discuss the coaching firings around the league and if it's more important to hire a strong coach or general manager.
In today's Opening Thought, Matt thanks the laundry list of wealthy, successful people that have owned or been part-owners of the Arizona/Phoenix Coyotes franchise for not being able to make the team into a success on or off the ice and ensuring Auston Matthews will never play for his hometown team.
In the final hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz talks to Suns writer for SB Nation, Dave King, about why nobody is talking about the Suns and if the team is a legitimate NBA title contender. Then Matt is joined by the host of VSiN's Lombardi Line, Michael Lombardi, to go over Wild Card Weekend in the NFL.
Host of the Lombardi Line on VSiN Michael Lombardi joins Game Play to tee up what should be a thrilling Wild Card Weekend in the NFL. Lombardi shares his thoughts on all things NFL including Joe Judge’s dwindling time in New York, who he likes in the Wild Card Weekend matchups this weekend, the respective futures of Baker Mayfield and Deshaun Watson, whether Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson could both be back in Seattle next season, and more.
In this week’s edition of the Tuesday Top 5 Matt and Austin rank the greatest ties in sports history. The guys discuss how the 2002 MLB All-Star Game might be the most influential tie in history before sharing their respective lists.
SB Nation Suns Writer Dave King joins Game Play to discuss all things Phoenix Suns as they visit the Toronto Raptors tonight. King shares his thoughts on why he thinks the Suns have the best balance between offence and defence in the NBA, managing Chris Paul’s reps in his age-37 season, Deandre Ayton’s future with the club after failing to agree to an extension before the start of this season, whether the Suns deserve the title of the best team in the Western Conference, and more.
In the second hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz gets into where the Maple Leafs stand among the best teams in the league. Then Matt is joined by Covers.com NHL betting analyst Josh Inglis to preview tonight’s game between the Maple Leafs and Golden Knights and dive into why there has been a noticeable shift in the betting lines ahead of tonight’s game.
Josh Inglis on Leafs/Golden Knights best bets, Leafs big picture outlook and Vasilevskiy's dominanceJanuary 11, 2022 20:02 - 13 minutes - 1 Byte
Covers.com NHL Betting Analyst Josh Inglis joins Game Play to tee up tonight’s game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vegas Golden Knights. Inglis dives into why there has been a noticeable shift in the betting lines ahead of tonight’s game, Vegas’ struggles on the defensive side of the puck, where the Leafs stand in the big picture this season, why Lightning netminder Andrei Vasilevskiy is in a tier of his own, and more.
In the first hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz gets into why NFL teams should focus less on finding the perfect coach and more on having the right general manager and quarterback. Then Matt is joined by TheScore NBA Editor Esfandiar Baraheni to discuss why the Raptors will have their hands full against one of the best teams in the NBA in the Phoenix Suns tonight.
TheScore NBA Editor Esfandiar Baraheni joins Game Play to tee up tonight’s game between the Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns. Baraheni discusses why the Raptors will have their hands full against one of the best teams in the NBA, Fred VanVleet’s stellar play this season as he develops into one of the best game managers in the league, why Pascal Siakam is playing some of the most consistent basketball of his career, Phoenix’s chances of winning an NBA title, and more.
In today’s Opening Thought, Matthew Cauz discusses why NFL teams should focus less on finding the perfect coach and more on having the right general manager and quarterback. Matthew dives into why teams like the Bears, Dolphins, and Jaguars are stuck in a perpetual cycle of mediocrity, how Andrew Luck’s retirement altered the course of the Colts franchise, why quarterbacks and not coaches will always be the savior in the NFL, and more.
In the final hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz talks to VSiN hockey expert Andy MacNeil about how the NHL's return to play from the holiday break has affected the betting market. Then Matt is joined by former NFL QB and host of The Night Cap on VSiN, Shaun King, to recap a crazy Week 18 and his reaction to the firing of Brain Flores in Miami.
Former NFL QB and host of VSIN night cap Shaun King joins the show to recap a crazy week 18, the firing of Brain Flores in Miami, and the national championship game tonight.
Andy MacNeil joins the show to talk about how the NHL's return has affected the market and much moreJanuary 10, 2022 20:22 - 14 minutes - 1 Byte
VSIN hockey expert Andy MacNeil joins the show to talk about how the NHL return to play and how that has effected the market. Then goes over which team he is backing so far this year and who he is fading so far this year.
In the second hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz gets into why the San Francisco 49ers have an excellent chance against the Dallas Cowboys in Sunday's NFC Wild Card game. Then Matt is joined by Sport Business Review betting analyst Scott Cullen to recap the Leafs' demoralizing loss after holding a 4-1 lead against the Colorado Avalanche.
Sports business review betting analyst Scott Cullen joins the show to talk about the Leaf's Colorado game. Then the national championship game and the best bets for it. And finally they discuss a wild final week in the NFL.
In the first hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz pays tribute to Bob Saget and America's Funniest Home Videos after his sudden passing. Then Matt is joined by Covers.com senior betting analyst Jason Logan to review Week 18 in the NFL and take a look at Wild Card Weekend and where the best value bets will be.
Covers.com senior betting analyst Jason Logan joins the show to review week 18 in the NFL and the season more broadly as well. Then they take a look at the Wild card weekend and where they see early value coming.
For Matt's opening thought today he pays tribute to Bob Saget and American Funniest home videos by going over the weekend in Sports and groin shots!
Covers.com Editor-in-Chief Brandon DuBreuil joins Game Play to discuss how to approach player props and plays in what should be a volatile Week 18 slate. DuBreuil also chats about betting angles based on player incentives, whether Mark Andrews and Cooper Kupp will be successful in their pursuit of a couple of records, what to expect for Sunday night’s winner-take-all game between the Chargers and the Raiders, and more.
Sports Information Traders Analyst Jon Price joins Game Play to discuss the final week of the NFL season and the College Football playoffs. Price explains how listeners can gain an edge for this weekend by visiting www.sportsinformationtraders.com before sharing his thoughts on this week’s game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets.
With Week 18 of the NFL season upon us, Matthew Cauz dishes out the final regular-season edition of Confidence Picks. Matt dives into why he likes a variety of dogs this week in the Steelers, the Dolphins and the Panthers, before explaining why he thinks the Chiefs and Browns should be considered locks this week.
In the second hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz talks to Golf Talk Canada's Mark Zecchino about the start of the 2022 PGA Tour season, expectations for Brooke Henderson on the LPGA this year and when we can expect to see Tiger Woods return. Then Matt is joined by Sports Illustrated Raptors writer Aaron Rose to preview tonight's game between the Raptors and Jazz.
Sports Illustrated Raptors Reporter Aaron Rose joins Game Play to tee up tonight’s game between the Toronto Raptors and the Utah Jazz. Rose discusses how the Jazz will handle tonight’s game amidst a COVID outbreak, if players across the NBA are leery of playing in Canada due to enhanced COVID measures, Fred VanVleet’s modest all-star voting numbers despite a career season, and more.
Mark Zecchino on the return of the golf season, Brooke Henderson expectations, Tiger's return, and much more!January 07, 2022 19:18 - 14 minutes - 1 Byte
Golf Talk Canada host Mark Zecchino joins Game Play to talk about the start of the 2022 PGA Tour season, expectations for Brooke Henderson in the LPGA and when we can expect to see Tiger Woods return.
Leafs Lunch co-host Julia Tocheri joins the show to go over the waiving of Nick Ritchie, the Leafs' big game against the Avalanche this weekend without Mitch Marner and winter car maintenance.
For matt's opening thought today he goes over the week 18 slate and what he hopes to see from each game this weekend!
In the first hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz gets into the uncertainty of Week 18 in the NFL and what he would like to see happen with three playoff spots left up for grabs. Then Matt is joined by Leafs Lunch co-host Julia Tocheri to discuss Nick Ritchie being placed on waivers and the Leafs' game against the Avalanche on Saturday.
In the final hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz talks to Football Outsiders editor-in-chief Aaron Schatz about how to find value in a very volatile betting market for Week 18 and the Aaron Rodgers-Tom Brady MVP debate. Then Matt is joined by First Up's Aaron Korolnek to share his thoughts on Cooper Kupp and Kyle Pitts chasing records in the final week of the season.
Co-Host of First Up Aaron Korolnek joins Game Play to chat about his best bets for an uncertain Week 18 NFL slate. Korolnek shares his thoughts on Cooper Kupp and Kyle Pitts chasing records in the final week of the season, a couple of coaches who have a great shot of winning Coach of the Year, and more,
Football Outsiders Editor-in-Chief Aaron Schatz joins Game Play to tee up a volatile Week 18 slate in the NFL while offering some advice on how to find value. Schatz also discusses his thoughts on the Aaron Rodgers - Tom Brady MVP debate, the imminent return of Titan’s running back Derrick Henry, who he thinks should win Offensive Rookie of the Year, and more.
In the second hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz talks to TSN 1050 Raptors host Nikki Reyes about the team's 117-111 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks last night and Pascal Siakam playing at an All-Star level since his return from injury. Then Matt tackles a variety of hot button topics across the world of sports with producer Conrad in this week's edition of "Start 'em, Sit 'em, Cut 'em".
With Black Monday just around the corner for the NFL, Matt and Conrad take a closer look at which coaches could be receiving their pink slip next week. The guys discuss where Matt Nagy might land if he’s let go, why Joe Judge deserves to be fired but probably won’t be, Pete Carroll’s future in Seattle, and more.
In this week's edition of Start Em, Sit Em, Cut Em, Matt and Conrad tackle a variety of hot button topics across the world of sports. The guys get into who they think the Leafs 5th best forward is, where the Raptors will finish in the standings, a trio of sports villains, which actor best played the role of ‘Spider-man’, and more.
TSN 1050 Raptors Host Nikki Reyes joins Game Play to discuss the Toronto Raptors 117-111 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks last night. Reyes dives into Pascal Siakam playing at an all-star level since his return from injury, the dynamic playmaking ability of rookie Scottie Barnes, Kyrie Irving’s long-awaited return, and more.
In the first hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz gets into the heroes and villains making headlines around sports this week. Then Matt is joined by The Globe and Mail Maple Leafs reporter Marty Klikenberg to discuss the contrast between how Leafs fans currently feel as opposed to Oilers fans, the team he used to cover.
Marty Klinkenberg on the Maple Leafs overcoming their reputation, the Oilers fragile state, and moreJanuary 06, 2022 19:07 - 11 minutes - 1 Byte
Globe and Mail Maple Leafs Reporter Marty Klinkenberg joins Game Play to discuss the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 win against the Edmonton Oilers last night. Klinkenberg also dives into whether the Leafs can overcome mental hurdles once the playoffs arrive, the dire situation facing the Oilers amidst a prolonged slump, the challenges Toronto faces with a potential condensed 2nd-half schedule looming, and more.
In the final hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz talks to Touchdown Wire reporter Mark Schofield about Trey Lance's recent start for the 49ers and if Cowboys fans should have faith in Dak Prescott come playoff time. Then Matt gets into the results of his poll to see if Twitter thinks it's harder to be a Leafs fan or an Oilers fan.
Touchdown Wire Reporter Mark Schofield joined Game Play earlier today to discuss all things NFL including Trey Lances' recent start, should Cowboys fans have faith in Dak Prescott come playoff time and much more!
In the second hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz talks to Yahoo! Sportsbooks analyst Ariel Epstein about her best bets for the final week of the NFL season. Then Matt is joined by TSN Maple Leafs reporter Mark Masters to discuss how his recovery from COVID-19 is going and what's coming up for the Leafs as they get into 2022.
TSN Maple Leafs Reporter Mark Masters joined Game Play earlier today to discuss how players have been affected by COVID across sports, the drama in Edmonton between Mikko Koskinen and Dave Tippett and much more!
In the first hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz gets into whether it's harder to be Leafs fan or an Oilers fan and how long you can live off the memories of past successes. Then Matt is joined by TSN Edge's Wesley Cheng to discuss how he's leaning in tonight's game between the Raptors and Bucks and if the market is lagging behind when it comes to Raptors betting lines.
TSN Edge Betting Analyst Wesley Cheng joined Game Play earlier today to discuss the matchup between the Raptors and Bucks tonight, what bets to take in Toronto's game, the return of Kyrie Irving and much more!