Bet ya didn't see this coming ... MLB legend Pete Rose -- banned from baseball for life for wagering on the game -- has launched a sports gambling podcast!!
The 17-time All-Star broke the news on Thursday, announcing he's exclusively teaming up with Quake Media to offer betting tips and picks on his show, "Pete Rose Daily Picks."
"It's a show featuring my picks and breakdowns of games, not just baseball," Rose says, "I'll be talking football, basketball, horse racing, golf and a lot of more."
The show debuts tonight ... and will air 6 days a week with sports betting broadcaster Ben Wilson.
“I’ll share how I think about games with Ben and the fans, then we can watch and learn together," the 80-year-old says.
"There are some insights, I believe, that only an old guy like me may think of. I'm excited to share my winning predictions with my fans."
Of course, it's ironic since Charlie Hustle received a lifetime ban from baseball in 1989 for gambling as a player and manager for the Cincinnati Reds.
Rose, who adamantly denied wagering on baseball (a cardinal sin in the game) for many years, ultimately copped to the allegation -- though he remains steadfast that he NEVER bet against his club.
But, Pete says don't call it a gambling podcast, telling USA Today he ain't gambling, saying ... "It's handicapping. I'm a handicapper."
"All I'm doing is lending my expertise to people who want to bet."
Want a little taste of Pete's expertise?? Here are his picks for tonight's action.
-White Sox vs. Astros, OVER 7.5 runs-Tampa Bay Rays money line against Boston Red Sox in game 1 (-150)-Los Angeles Rams (-2.5) vs. Seattle Seahawks