Bowl podcast #2: The secret weapon for predicting bowl game winners

You know use data and analytics to predict bowl games.  But what about another resource, one that doesn’t involve data from the current season? 

In this episode of The Football Analytics Show, I discuss such a resource and what it says about Washington State vs Air Force.

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Bowl podcast #1: How to win your 2019 bowl pool

Winning a pool boils down to two things:

  • Getting into the right pool
  • Knowing the right strategy based on pool size

I discuss both items for bowl pools in this episode of The Football Analytics Show. To listen, click on the right pointing triangle.

For those of you who have listened to my pool advice before, I also mention two new items:

  • Is there better ROI in larger pools?
  • The core idea behind contrarian strategies

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Also, you can get my complete manifesto on winning bowl pools here.

Podcast: Chris Andrews on bookmaking in Las Vegas

On this episode of The Football Analytics Show, I talk with Chris Andrews, director of the South Point sports book in Las Vegas. He has written a book Then One Day… with stories from his 40 years as a bookmaker in Nevada.

Among other topics, we discuss:

  • How is book Then One Day… came about (3:58)
  • How Chris approaches making the line, and how he treats sharp bettors (7:21)
  • The teaser bet story that will make your back hurt with laughter (12:19)
  • How Chris views Super Bowl favorites in the NFL, and the role of “momentum” (21:35)
  • Setting the line on Ohio State vs Clemson in the CFB Playoff (31:20)

You can grab the book Then One Day… on Amazon.

I also ask Chris about the novel he’s working on that involves fixing a football game (34:45).

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Podcast: Rob Pizzola on NFL analytics

On this episode of The Football Analytics Show, I talk with Rob Pizzola, a professional sports bettor that uses football analytics in his NFL handicapping.

Among other topics, we discuss:

  • how Rob’s team and play based NFL models work (2:24)
  • the ratio he uses in deciding whether to bet or fade teams (14:20)
  • how to deal with fast rising teams like Baltimore (15:00)
  • a bold prediction for the NFC East (19:37)
  • the often criticized NFL QB that he thinks is underrated (25:15)
  • the evolving sports betting market (29:28)

Rob has great NFL insights that you can trust because of his profession as a sports bettor. Check out his NFL periscopes on Sunday morning on his Twitter feed.

You can donate to Rob’s fundraiser for diabetes research here.

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Podcast: 3 college football games for Thanksgiving, 2019

It’s Thanksgiving week, and in this episode of The Football Analytics Show, I break down 3 big college football games.

  • Ohio State at Michigan (0:23)
  • Wisconsin at Minnesota (3:08)
  • Alabama at Auburn (6:27)

At the end, I talk about some non-football things (books, YouTube channel) that I’ve really enjoyed this fall. Listen at 9:04.

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