Podcast: Whale Capper on predicting NFL Divisional Playoffs based on seismic engineering

On this episode of The Football Analytics, I talk with Drew, who goes by Whale Capper on Twitter. He uses his background in earthquake engineering to handicap NFL games.

Among other topics, we discuss:

  • How preparing buildings for earthquakes translates to predicting NFL games (3:09)
  • How the total can help you find value on a side (7:54)
  • How Drew uses numbers to find value in the NFL markets, an approach I wholeheartedly endore (12:20)
  • The volatile NFL team that hits the road for their next playoff game (17:23)
  • The one player who has befuddled Whale Capper over the past 2 seasons (25:21)

The breakdown of the NFL Divisional Playoff games start at 9:20.

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In the last section, Drew and I talk about having dinner with Isaac Newton (31:08). This reminds me the Cosmos episode that tells the amazing story of his collaboration with Edmund Halley. To watch this episode, click here.


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