Podcast: Bill Connelly on predicting college football in 2019

On this episode of The Football Analytics Show, Bill Connelly, now of ESPN, joins me to discuss the 2019 college football season. Among other topics, we discuss:

  • the parts of his preseason model that get broken down into offense and defense, and the parts that don’t
  • whether any team can catch Alabama and Clemson in 2019
  • the problems for the Texas Longhorns
  • the Pac-12 team that surprise you
  • the intriguing Group of 5 team with the dynamic QB and new but old coach

My apologies, as the audio quality is not as high as usual due to technical difficulties. After much deliberation, we made the decision to post all of it and let you decide what to listen to.

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Members: College football preseason rankings from market win totals

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Podcast: College football on Covering the Spread

I’m the co-host of a new sports betting podcast called Covering the Spread. On a recent episode, my co-host Jim Sannes asked me about my college football methods.

Among other topics, we get into:

  • The type of predictions my preseason model is good at, and those at which it struggles
  • Ohio State versus Michigan for the Big Ten
  • The Pac-12 team that should be getting more attention (and no, it’s not Stanford)
  • The Big 12 team with value in conference odds

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Podcast: Jim Sannes on predicting the NFL in 2019

On this episode of The Football Analytics Show, I’m joined by Jim Sannes, senior writer and analyst at numberFire. Among other topics, we discuss:

  • How Jim has won the past two March Madness pools at numberFire (2:03)
  • His process for ranking NFL offensive lines 1 through 32 (7:46)
  • The offensive line so good you should consider their back up running back for your fantasy team (16:22)
  • The offensive line not ranked that high in Jim’s rankings but has high upside (17:26)
  • The quarterback due for a remarkable season in 2019 (23:30)
  • Jim’s process for doing a daily podcast on baseball DFS (27:15)

Jim is incredibly knowledgeable and well spoken. I know you’ll enjoy our conversation on the 2019 NFL season.

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Jim and I also host Covering the Spread, a new sports betting podcast. To check it out, click here.

Podcast: Spanky on profitable sports betting

On this episode of The Football Analytics Show, I talk with Gadoon Kyrollos, better known as Spanky on Twitter. He’s a professional sports bettor who was recently profiled on The Ringer.

Among other topics, we discuss:

  • How Spanky transitioned from the financial world to sports betting (1:53)
  • His approach to sports betting; the differences with what you normally hear may surprise you (3:08)
  • How sports books treat sharp bettors (12:37)
  • A metaphor for the business model of different sports books (17:09)
  • The Spanky test for whether you’re a good sports bettor (26:33). If you listen to any segment of this podcast, pick this one.

Spanky was incredibly generous in discussing his business, and I think you’ll find the conversation fascinating whether you bet on sports or not.

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To check out the profile of Spanky on The Ringer, click here.