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BangTheBook Radio is the industry leader in presenting sports betting information and analysis. Our radio show segments feature some of the most profitable handicappers and sharpest analysts in the wagering markets of college football, NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, college basketball, and UFC. Host Adam Burke guides the discussion through important sports gambling topics and free picks are always available on these podcasts. Whether you're just looking to build your bankroll, are new to betting on sports, or know what you're doing and want to get better, BangTheBook Radio is the place for you.

Episode Date
Capping the Card with Ralph Michaels – Super Bowl LIII, Big East & Horizon League College Basketball
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On the Tuesday January 22 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels of WagerTalk.com for this week’s Capping the Card segment. Adam and Ralph discussed the early betting odds and line moves for Super Bowl LIII and continued our conference breakdowns by talking about the Big East and the Horizon League. The line for Patriots vs. Rams has been bouncing around a little bit and the guys gave their thoughts on that and talked about when to enter the market for the Super Bowl. Then it was all about college basketball, as the guys looked at the Big East and the Horizon League in deep detail to showcase some betting angles, situational spots, and to rank the teams in those leagues. Ralph’s top plays for Tuesday night wrapped up the segment.
Jan 22, 2019
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing – Super Bowl LIII, Horse Racing, & Farmers Insurance Open
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On the Tuesday January 22 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing, the host of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline, for this week’s Betting the Board segment. Adam and Brian talked about initial Super Bowl LIII thoughts, the Road to the Kentucky Derby, and the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. We’ve seen some movement already on the Super Bowl, so Adam got Brian’s take on what we’ve seen so far and what we will see going forward. The guys also took a look at some very early Kentucky Derby odds and passed along some tips for how to bet on horse racing. Then they talked about Tiger Woods’s return to the PGA Tour with this week’s Farmers Insurance Open and Brian gave out his favorite picks for this event.
Jan 22, 2019
Handicapping the Hardwood – Big Sky Conference & Week of January 21, 2019
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On the Monday January 21 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for this week’s Handicapping the Hardwood segment. Adam and Kyle took a deep dive into the Big Sky Conference, talked some follow and fade teams, and previewed four games for this week in college basketball betting. Be sure to check out Kyle’s daily college basketball picks article at BangTheBook.com and also to catch both segments on BangTheBook Radio throughout the week. The guys looked at two regression candidates in Conference USA and also went way under the radar for today’s fade and follow programs. Texas Tech vs. Kansas State, Bowling Green vs. Eastern Michigan, Marshall vs. Louisiana Tech, and NC State vs. Louisville were the four games under the spotlight, with one a possible look-ahead to a premium play.
Jan 21, 2019
NFL Week in Review & Super Bowl LIII Preview with Joe Everett
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On the Monday January 21 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Joe Everett of DraftScouts and Insider Football for the NFL Week in Review & Super Bowl LIII Preview. Adam and Joe recapped what we saw in the conference championship games and gave some initial thoughts on the matchups that matter for Patriots vs. Rams on February 3. The guys looked back at Rams vs. Saints and Patriots vs. Chiefs to talk about some of the different things that the winners were able to exploit and also discussed what the two-week layoff means for Sean McVay, who hasn’t done this before, and Bill Belichick, who has done this a lot. They also talked about the X’s and O’s to pay attention to as you start to think about prop bets.
Jan 21, 2019
Handicapping the Hardwood College Basketball Podcast – Sun Belt, Virginia vs. Duke, and Other Saturday Games
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On the Friday January 18 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for this week’s second Handicapping the Hardwood segment. On this segment, the guys took a deep dive into the Sun Belt Conference, tackled regression candidates, and looked at four Saturday games, including Virginia vs. Duke. The Sun Belt is a conference where some good money can be made because of the small talent gaps and the good travel spots, so that was a primary focus as we keep breaking down the conferences. The guys also talked about some regression candidates and some fade and follow teams for the short-term and the long-term. Finally, they discussed four games for Saturday, including Virginia vs. Duke, Oklahoma vs. Texas, and a couple of really noteworthy scheduling spots.
Jan 18, 2019
UFC Fight Night 143 Cejudo vs. Dillashaw Preview & Picks with Christian Pina
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On the Friday January 18 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Christian Pina of the Sports Gambling Podcast, who is also a new UFC contributor to BangTheBook.com, for a breakdown of UFC Fight Night 143. This UFC Brooklyn fight card is the first on ESPN and has a main event of Henry Cejudo and TJ Dillashaw. Adam and Christian looked at the main card fights to find some betting value and discussed some of Christian’s favorite betting opportunities up and down the card, including the Paige VanZant vs. Rachael Ostovich fight and also a very live underdog on the preliminary card.
Jan 18, 2019
The Odds Report with Brent from DSI Sportsbook – NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Games
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On the Friday January 18 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brent from DSI Sportsbook for this week’s version of The Odds Report. The guys talked about Rams vs. Saints and Patriots vs. Chiefs to see where sharp action has come in and where these lines will move as we approach kickoff. The guys also talked about potential Super Bowl LIII look-ahead lines based on what we’re seeing for these games and who advances to the big game in Atlanta in two weeks time.
Jan 18, 2019
Powers Picks – NFC Championship, AFC Championship, & College Basketball ACC & SEC
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On the Thursday January 17 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke crammed a lot into this Powers Picks segment with Brad Powers from BradPowersSports.com. Adam and Brad hit on Rams vs. Saints, Patriots vs. Chiefs, and talked in-depth about the ACC and the SEC in college basketball. The NFL season is winding down, but the three biggest games of the NFL playoffs are left. The NFC Championship with New Orleans hosting Los Angeles is an interesting handicap and so is the AFC Championship with Kansas City hosting New England. Along with picks and predictions for those two games, Adam and Brad continued out conference betting breakdowns with thoughts on the ACC and the SEC with top teams like Virginia, Duke, Kentucky, and Florida.
Jan 17, 2019
Picks & Predictions with Tony George – Conference Championship Games and NBA
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On the Thursday January 17 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Tony George from Doc’s Sports for this week’s Picks and Predictions segment. The guys broke down the NFC Championship, AFC Championship, and did a “How To” guide for betting on the NBA using specific examples from tonight’s games. Rams vs. Saints and Patriots vs. Chiefs are drawing all of the headlines this week in the sports world and we’ve been getting opinions on those games throughout the week. On this segment, we got Tony’s thoughts on the NFL playoff matchups. We also got some NBA betting tips on three situations that you’ll see a lot in the Association on a regular basis. The guys hit on Pacers vs. 76ers, Kings vs. Hornets, and Suns vs. Raptors as three scheduling spots you can take advantage of in the NBA.
Jan 17, 2019
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds – NFL Playoffs, Big Ten CBB, & Golf
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On the Wednesday January 16 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds for this week’s Wednesday Wagering segment. The guys talked about Rams vs. Saints and Patriots vs. Chiefs, as well as Big Ten college basketball, and the Desert Classic and Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in golf. The guys looked at the line movement and the interesting betting odds for the NFC Championship and AFC Championship. They also talked about what to do with the Big Ten after standouts Michigan and Michigan State from a day-to-day betting standpoint. They also talked about updated tournament odds for the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and the upcoming Desert Classic that starts on Thursday.
Jan 16, 2019
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard – NFL Playoffs & MLB
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On the Wednesday January 16 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Bryan Leonard of WagerTalk.com for this week’s Sports Wagering Talk segment. The guys broke down Rams vs. Saints and Patriots vs. Chiefs and then discussed their MLB season preparations. We’re crowdsourcing opinions all week on the NFC Championship Game and the AFC Championship Game, so it only made sense to get Bryan’s thoughts on today’s show. Along with his breakdowns of those two games, the guys talked about the MLB season win totals market and some starting points for those looking to dive in.
Jan 16, 2019
Capping the Card with Ralph Michaels – NFL Playoffs and College Basketball
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On the Tuesday January 15 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels from WagerTalk.com. Adam and Ralph discussed the NFL playoffs conference championship games and college basketball with conference play well underway. Ralph gave us a different perspective on the two NFL games to open up the show with his thoughts on Rams vs. Saints and Patriots vs. Chiefs. Then the guys moved into college hoops, as they looked at the best and worst ATS teams so far this season, teams that have gotten better or worse with conference play, and Ralph’s top situational and technical plays for Tuesday night’s action.
Jan 15, 2019
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing – Conference Championships, NHL Futures, & Desert Classic Golf
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On the Tuesday January 15 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline for this week’s Betting the Board segment. Adam and Brian discussed the AFC and NFC Championship Games, some NHL futures, and the Desert Classic PGA Tour event on today’s episode. Rams vs. Saints and Patriots vs. Chiefs are the two NFL playoff games on tap for Sunday. We’ve seen some line movement already and should see more, which Adam and Brian discussed, along with some betting tips and angles to consider for these two games. They also looked at the NHL futures market to find some value and broke down this week’s Desert Classic, which is a very unique golf tournament.
Jan 15, 2019
NFL Conference Championship Predictions & Handicapping the Hardwood
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On the Monday January 14 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined for just about the full show by professional handicapper Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com. Be sure to check out Kyle’s daily college basketball picks piece for us at BangTheBook.com as well. On this segment, the guys actually started by talking about the conference championship games in the NFL playoffs for the first 20 minutes and then transitioned to the college hoops side of things for the regularly-scheduled Handicapping the Hardwood segment. The guys talked about some fade and follow teams and some regression candidates, as well as breakdowns on five of this weekend’s most intriguing matchups.
Jan 14, 2019
The Odds Report with Brent from DSI Sportsbook – NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Betting Odds
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On the Friday January 11 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brent, the head risk manager at DSI Sportsbook, for this week’s version of The Odds Report. Adam and Brent talked about the four games in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs to address sharp action, dollar amounts, and wager counts for this weekend’s games. Two games have received sharp action so far and the other two games are setting up to have some very interesting splits. Adam and Brent discussed the action that we’ve seen so far and what the forecasted betting action looks like as we get closer to kickoff to cover where the lines will move and what will drive the market.
Jan 11, 2019
Handicapping the Hardwood College Basketball Betting Podcast – January 11-13 Weekend
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On the Friday January 11 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for a new Handicapping the Hardwood segment. The guys talked about some regression candidates, some fade and follow teams, and games coming up for the weekend of January 11-13. Kyle is now contributing regularly to BangTheBook.com with a daily picks piece and will also be on the podcast twice a week going forward, so you’ll read and hear even more great analysis. On this segment, the guys hit a team in line for positive regression and one for negative regression, a follow team off to a slow start, a fade team whose schedule is about to get tough, and four games for this weekend, including an epic pace war between Old Dominion and FIU and a potential premium look-ahead play in Weber State vs. Portland State.
Jan 11, 2019
Powers Picks – Divisional Round NFL Playoffs Predictions
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On the Thursday January 10 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brad Powers from BradPowersSports.com to look at the NFL playoffs Divisional Round games in this week’s Powers Picks segment. Colts vs. Chiefs, Cowboys vs. Rams, Chargers vs. Patriots, and Eagles vs. Saints were the highlights of this segment that also included some college basketball betting tips. Adam and Brad ran through all four NFL playoff games for this weekend with stats, trends, betting tips, betting odds analysis, and predictions. They also talked about Brad’s transition from college football to college basketball and about what he’ll look to take advantage of in the markets.
Jan 10, 2019
Picks & Predictions with Tony George – CFB Wrap-Up, NBA, and College Basketball
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On the Thursday January 10 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Tony George of Doc’s Sports for this week’s Picks & Predictions segment. With college football over, the guys talked about what changes in the NBA and college basketball markets and hit some betting tips for those that are behind a little on those sports. Adam and Tony wrapped up the college football season by taking a look back at what worked and what didn’t work for him. Then they hit on the NBA and college basketball with more money invested into those markets with people looking for things to bet. They talked about the Big 12 and Missouri Valley Conference and about the halfway point of the NBA season.
Jan 10, 2019
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard – NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Games
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On the Wednesday January 9 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Bryan Leonard of WagerTalk.com for this week’s Sports Wagering Talk segment. The guys took a look at the four NFL playoff games in the Divisional Round with free picks, predictions, and betting tips. Colts vs. Chiefs, Cowboys vs. Rams, Chargers vs. Patriots, and Eagles vs. Saints are this week’s four games as we look to see who will represent each conference in the conference championship games. Adam and Bryan talked about the betting odds, the movement we’ve seen so far, where these numbers will go, and how to bet on these NFL playoff matchups.
Jan 09, 2019
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds – NBA, College Basketball, and Sony Open in Hawaii
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On the Wednesday January 9 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds, @WesReynolds1 on Twitter, for this week’s Wednesday Wagering segment. Adam and Wes discussed the “Dog Days of Winter” in the NBA, college basketball conference play, and this week’s PGA Tour event in Hawaii. Adam and Wes took a look at some historical January results in the NBA and talked about what makes this time of year so tough for the favorites. They also talked about strategy changes in the college basketball betting world with conference play in full swing and home court advantages back to normal. Finally, they hit the Sony Open in Hawaii with some free picks and betting tips for this weekend’s golf tournament.
Jan 09, 2019
Capping the Card with Ralph Michaels – College Football Wrap-Up & College Basketball Betting Tips
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On the Tuesday January 8 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels of WagerTalk.com for this week’s Capping the Card segment. The guys talked about Ralph’s college football offseason betting preparations and college basketball betting tips on today’s segment. A listener question about confidence was the centerpiece of today’s discussion, as the guys talked about a lot of procedural things with Ralph’s tried and true methods of handicapping. They talked about prepping for the 2019 college football season and about how to handicap college basketball with some of the changes that come as a result of college football coming to an end. They also discussed Ralph’s top situational and technical plays of the day for January 8.
Jan 08, 2019
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing – NFL Playoffs Divisional Round & Sony Open in Hawaii
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On the Tuesday January 8 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline for this week’s Betting the Board segment. The guys tackled all four NFL playoff games in the Divisional Round and gave out some picks and predictions for the Sony Open in Hawaii golf tournament. Colts vs. Chiefs, Cowboys vs. Rams, Chargers vs. Patriots, and Eagles vs. Saints are this week’s NFL playoff matchups in the Divisional Round. Adam and Brian talked about the betting odds and the betting angles for these four games to help listeners organize their thoughts and formulate a plan. On the golf side, this is a tournament where Brian has some strong opinions and picks to win, so it was a good discussion about the first full-field event of 2019.
Jan 08, 2019
Clemson vs. Alabama Picks, Predictions, and Prop Bets with Thor Nystrom of Rotoworld
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On the Monday January 7 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Rotoworld college football expert and handicapper Thor Nystrom for a comprehensive breakdown of the CFP National Championship Game between Clemson and Alabama. The guys took a look at how both offenses match up against the opposing defenses and found some angles for both the side and total on this game. Prop bets are being offered for this one across the market and the guys interspersed some prop betting thoughts based on how they expect the game to go and the matchups that will be there to exploit.
Jan 07, 2019
NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Weekend Picks & Predictions
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On the Monday January 7 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Joe Everett of DraftScouts and Insider Football for a preview of the four Divisional Round games in the 2018 NFL Playoffs. The guys quickly took a look back at the Wild Card Weekend and then took a look ahead to examine Colts vs. Chiefs, Cowboys vs. Rams, Chargers vs. Patriots, and Eagles vs. Saints. Adam and Joe broke everything down from individual matchups to coaching advantages to find some betting edges and some actionable angles to this round of games. These are tough handicaps, but we’re here to help on this segment and throughout the week on BangTheBook Radio.
Jan 07, 2019
The Odds Report with Brent from DSI Sportsbook – Clemson vs. Alabama & NFL Playoffs Wild Card Weekend
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On the Friday January 4 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brent, the head risk manager at DSI Sportsbook, for this week’s version of The Odds Report. Adam and Brent looked at the National Championship Game between Clemson and Alabama and the four NFL playoff games for the Wild Card Weekend to discuss sharp action and betting odds. Sharp action has come in for the National Championship and the side that has gotten the sharp action may surprise you. The guys also talked about the prop betting market and what will go on with those betting opportunities. On the NFL betting side of things, the guys talked about all four Wild Card Weekend games with side and total sharp money and observations on Colts vs. Texans, Seahawks vs. Cowboys, Chargers vs. Ravens, and Eagles vs. Bears.
Jan 04, 2019
Capping the Card with Ralph Michaels – Clemson vs. Alabama & CBB Conference Play
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On the Friday January 4 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels from WagerTalk.com to chat about the College Football Playoff National Championship Game and college basketball conference play. The guys looked at the Clemson vs. Alabama matchup and the betting odds and also talked about how things change in college hoops with conference play. The Tigers and Crimson Tide meet again and the line is moving down. Ralph had some thoughts on that and also about how he will attack the prop betting market once those lines are released. Most of the segment was dedicated to college basketball, in terms of how to evaluate what we’ve seen so far from teams that are now facing conference competition. Adam and Ralph discussed some betting angles for this weekend, including two picks that will make Ralph’s card for Saturday.
Jan 04, 2019
Powers Picks – Clemson vs. Alabama National Championship & NFL Playoffs Wild Card Weekend
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On the Thursday January 3 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brad Powers from BradPowersSports.com for the full hour to chat about Clemson vs. Alabama and the four NFL Wild Card Weekend playoff games. The guys took a look back at the 2018 season as a whole to isolate what Brad did well and what he didn’t and then wrapped up the season with a detailed breakdown of Clemson vs. Alabama. The guys talked about the side and total, but also focused in on player prop bets as smart, alternative ways to get edges for what is the tightest line of the college football season. Colts vs. Texans, Seahawks vs. Cowboys, Chargers vs. Ravens, and Eagles vs. Bears are the four NFL playoff games in the Wild Card Weekend. Adam and Brad broke down all sorts of different betting angles and considerations for that set of games and also talked about some derivative betting opportunities for the weekend.
Jan 03, 2019
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard – NFL Playoffs Wild Card Round & Clemson vs. Alabama
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On the Wednesday January 2 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke discussed the NFL playoffs Wild Card Round and the College Football Playoff National Championship Game with professional handicapper Bryan Leonard of WagerTalk.com. The guys looked at Colts vs. Texans, Seahawks vs. Cowboys, Chargers vs. Ravens, and Eagles vs. Bears to find some betting angles and edges in the Wild Card Weekend. On the college football side, the National Championship Game has become like the Super Bowl with a lot of prop betting options and betting opportunities. Adam and Bryan talked about the game, the line, the total, and possible prop betting options that the guys are looking to hit.
Jan 02, 2019
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds – NFL Playoffs, College Hoops, & Golf Tournament of Champions
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On the Wednesday January 2 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds for a look at the NFL Wild Card Weekend, conference play in college hoops, and the Sentry Tournament of Champions. The guys looked at all four NFL playoff games, with some deeper detail on Colts vs. Texans and also talked about derivative betting for the playoffs. On the college basketball side, conference play is here. We’re past the holidays. Things are changing and Wes had some helpful tips and advice on how to respond. Finally, golf is back after a long layoff for the holidays with the Sentry Tournament of Champions. The guys broke down some picks to win at Kapalua.
Jan 02, 2019
NFL Wild Card Weekend Betting Picks & Previews
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On the Monday December 31 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Joe Everett of DraftScouts and Insider Football for previews of all four NFL Wild Card Weekend playoff games. The guys did also take a look at the start of the segment at the numerous head coach firings and provided some insight on what to look for with those jobs for 2019. Colts vs. Texans, Seahawks vs. Cowboys, Chargers vs. Ravens, and Eagles vs. Bears are your four NFL playoff matchups this weekend. The guys broke down all four games in deep detail, including key injury situations, player prop bet opportunities, and expected line movement for this weekend’s Wild Card games.
Dec 31, 2018
Sports Betting New Year’s Resolutions with Host Adam Burke
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On the Monday December 31 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke finished up the show with some important self-evaluations and some suggestions for listeners as we head into a new year of betting. With Kyle Hunter out sick and unable to join us, Adam wrapped up the show by discussing some things that aspiring bettors need to keep in mind as they go forward. Time management and expectations are really important in this business and those were things that Adam talked about at length with regards to this segment. This is something that should help all bettors and something that felt like a good way to wrap up 2018 on the show.
Dec 31, 2018
The Odds Report with Brent from DSI Sportsbook – Bowl Games & NFL Week 17
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On the Friday December 28 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brent, the head risk manager at DSI Sportsbook, for this week’s version of The Odds Report. Sharp action has been coming in for the bowl games and for NFL Week 17 at a frantic pace so the guys had a lot to discuss on today’s show. The guys updated sharp action that has already come in on the bowl games and also some new sharp action that hit the board since we last chatted with Brent. The NFL is where it’s at this week, though, as Week 17 has seen a lot more sharp investment than you would expect given the uncertainties that this week brings. It was another fun edition of everybody’s favorite segment.
Dec 28, 2018
Week 17 2018 Westgate SuperContest Selections Segment
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On the Friday December 28 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke shared his NFL betting picks for Week 17 of the Westgate SuperContest. The BangTheBook Podcast entry has had two different seasons within the 2018 season with a 10-25-5 start and a 27-12-1 run since then. Adam is hoping to finish on a high note and at least get on the plus side to have something to show for this year. Adam enlisted the help of Joe Everett once again to break down the card. Adam had three plays that are almost definitely going to make the card and then a set of four leans to discuss with his thoughts and rationale for why he likes those sides to wrap up the season.
Dec 28, 2018
Powers Picks – All Remaining Bowl Games & NFL Week 17
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On the Thursday December 27 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brad Powers from BradPowersSports.com for this week’s Powers Picks segment. How about picks and predictions for 19 bowl games? That’s what the guys accomplished during this segment and still had a few minutes to talk NFL Week 17. The guys hit the Music City Bowl, Camping World Bowl, Alamo Bowl, Arizona Bowl, Peach Bowl, Belk Bowl, Orange Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Military Bowl, Sun Bowl, Redbox Bowl, Liberty Bowl, Holiday Bowl, Gator Bowl, Outback Bowl, Citrus Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Rose Bowl, and Sugar Bowl. They also wrapped up with Week 17 NFL thoughts on the mess that is the card.
Dec 27, 2018
Picks & Predictions with Tony George – Liberty Bowl, CFP Semifinals, & NFL Week 17
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On the Thursday December 27 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Tony George of Doc’s Sports for this week’s Picks & Predictions segment. The guys looked at three bowl games and also tried to decipher what Week 17 in the NFL will bring for bettors. The guys looked at three bowl games, as they looked at the Liberty Bowl between Missouri and Oklahoma State, the Orange Bowl between Oklahoma and Alabama, and the Cotton Bowl between Notre Dame and Clemson. On the NFL side, they talked about betting strategies and approaches to the Week 17 action, as there are a lot of NFL playoff scenarios that will impact the games. They also talked about teams resting players, lame-duck head coaches, and other pertinent Week 17 angles.
Dec 27, 2018
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds – NFL Week 17 and Post-Christmas NBA
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On the Wednesday December 26 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds for a look at NFL Week 17 and life in the NBA after Christmas. The guys took a look at the overall board for Week 17 and touched on a few games that have intriguing angles and storylines. They also talked about how to approach some of those matchups. Christmas has passed in the NBA, which some believe is the start of the season. Will Wes be looking to back those top contenders? Is it time to start investing in those teams that got off to bad starts? What will the next 4-6 weeks look like for betting basketball. Those were all talking points on this segment.
Dec 26, 2018
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard – CFB Bowls Week 3 & NFL Week 17
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On the Wednesday December 26 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Bryan Leonard of WagerTalk.com for this week’s Sports Wagering Talk segment. The guys talked about preparing for the 2019 college football season, a four-pack of bowl games, and the challenges of Week 17 in the NFL. The guys hit the three bowl games on Thursday with Duke vs. Temple in the Independence Bowl, Miami vs. Wisconsin in the Pinstripe Bowl, and Vanderbilt vs. Baylor in the Texas Bowl. They also hit the Music City Bowl between Purdue and Auburn before looking at some NFL Week 17 betting tips and strategies.
Dec 26, 2018
College Football First Look Bowl Week 3 & Handicapping the Hardwood
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We had one guest on the show and that was the great Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com. This was a more casual show as Adam was on his couch with a beer and Kyle was in parts unknown, but the guys wanted to bring you a show and touch on some of the college football bowl games coming up this week and also touch on what’s happening in the college basketball world. On the college football side, the guys hit Wednesday’s three bowls, with Boston College vs. Boise State in the First Responder Bowl, Minnesota vs. Georgia Tech in the Quick Lane Bowl, and Cal vs. TCU in the Cheez-It Bowl. They also hit Thursday’s bowl matchups as well with thoughts on the Independence Bowl between Duke and Temple, the Pinstripe Bowl between Miami and Wisconsin, and the Texas Bowl between Vanderbilt and Baylor. They also hit quickly on Friday’s Music City Bowl between Purdue and Auburn. On the college hoops side, conference play starts later this week for some of the teams, so the guys touched on that and talked about some betting tips that you want to use to your advantage as the non-conference part of the year comes to a close. They also looked at a couple of regression candidates and focused on a few games for Saturday and Sunday, including Butler vs. Florida and Lipscomb vs. Clemson.
Dec 23, 2018
The Odds Report with Brent from DSI Sportsbook – Bowl Season Week 2 & NFL Week 16
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On the Friday December 21 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brent, the head risk manager at DSI Sportsbook, for this week’s version of The Odds Report. The guys talked about new sharp action for bowl games and NFL Week 16 and also recapped past sharp action for this weekend’s bowls. Adam and Brent touched on sharp action in a couple of upcoming bowl games and also took a look at some of next week’s games to discuss the risk management side of the unknown with injuries and bowl games. A lot of sharp action is out there for Week 16 in the NFL and Adam and Brent discussed which sides and totals have been hit.
Dec 21, 2018
Week 16 2018 Westgate SuperContest Selections Segment
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On the Friday December 21 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke shared his NFL picks for Week 16 of the Westgate SuperContest. After digging a deep hole, Adam’s picks are on a 24-10-1 run over the last seven weeks and he’ll look to ride that wave into Week 16 with the picks he discussed on the show. Joe Everett once again helped us with this week’s show, as Adam talked about seven games that are on his radar for this weekend, including a couple of top picks that he mentioned on some ugly looking underdogs.
Dec 21, 2018
Powers Picks – Bowl Games Week 2 & 3 and NFL Week 16
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On the Thursday December 20 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brad Powers of BradPowersSports.com for this week’s Powers Picks segment. The guys dug into 10 bowl games between Saturday and next Thursday and also looked at two big NFL Week 16 matchups. The guys hit the Birmingham Bowl, Armed Forces Bowl, Dollar General Bowl, Hawaii Bowl, First Responder Bowl, Quick Lane Bowl, Cheez-It Bowl, Indepence Bowl, Pinstripe Bowl, and Texas Bowl with today’s 10 bowl betting breakdowns. On the NFL side, the guys looked at Texans vs. Eagles and also Steelers vs. Saints as two of the biggest games of the weekend.
Dec 20, 2018
Picks & Predictions with Tony George – Chiefs vs. Seahawks, College Hoops, & NBA
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On the Thursday December 20 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Tony George of Doc’s Sports for this week’s Picks and Predictions segment. The guys hit Chiefs vs. Seahawks, Texas Tech vs. Duke, Kansas vs. Arizona State, and Christmas NBA during this segment. The Sunday Night Football game is a good one and a good test for both teams up in the Pacific Northwest as the Chiefs battle the Seahawks. Speaking of good tests, Texas Tech is undefeated heading into tonight’s game against the Duke Blue Devils and Kansas goes out to Arizona State unblemished on Saturday. The guys talked about those games and also Christmas handicapping in the NBA.
Dec 20, 2018
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds – NFL Week 16 & Handicapping the Holidays
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On the Wednesday December 19 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds, @WesReynolds1 on Twitter, to talk NFL and the daily sports. The guys talked about Giants vs. Colts, Bears vs. 49ers, and then discussed handicapping the NBA, NHL, and CBB prior to the holidays. The Colts have a lot to play for this week and the Giants really don’t. The 49ers are taking money again this week. What did Wes have to say about those two games? Also, the NBA, NHL, and college hoops have a lot of situational spots this week and other considerations. How does that change the handicapping process? We took a deep dive to find out.
Dec 19, 2018
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard – Bowl Week 2 & NFL Week 16
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On the Wednesday December 19 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Bryan Leonard from WagerTalk.com for this week’s Sports Wagering Talk segment. The guys chatted about four bowl games and two Week 16 NFL games on this week’s show. The Frisco Bowl between Ohio and San Diego State, the Bahamas Bowl between FIU and Toledo, the Potato Bowl between BYU and Western Michigan, and the Dollar General Bowl between Buffalo and Troy were the four bowl games that Bryan broke down for us as only a handicapper can. On the NFL side, the guys talked about Buccaneers vs. Cowboys and also Vikings vs. Lions as two handicaps with a lot of angles that we tend to see at this time of the year.
Dec 19, 2018
Capping the Card with Ralph Michaels – College Football Bowl Week 2 & College Basketball
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On the Tuesday December 18 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels from WagerTalk.com to talk the December 22 bowl games and some college basketball handicapping. The guys chatted about Saturday’s four bowl matchups, teams facing their first true road games in CBB, and also a couple plays from Ralph for this week. The Birmingham Bowl, Armed Forces Bowl, Dollar General Bowl, and Hawaii Bowl are the games coming up on December 22, so the guys talked at length about those. They also took a college basketball look at teams in tough spots coming up and also home court advantage around the holidays.
Dec 18, 2018
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing – NFL Week 16 & NHL
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On the Tuesday December 18 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing, the host of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline. The guys talked about NFL Week 16 and keyed in on three matchups, with Ravens vs. Chargers, Bills vs. Patriots, and also Texans vs. Eagles. The guys also talked about the NHL, as they broke down some handicapping angles heading into the holiday break and also talked about handicapping what used to be some old spots and old rivalries.
Dec 18, 2018
Bowl Week 2 College Football First Look & Handicapping the Hardwood
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On the Monday December 17 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for this week’s College Football First Look and Handicapping the Hardwood hybrid segment. The guys hit all of the weeknight bowl games and plenty of college basketball betting tips to start this week on BangTheBook Radio. On the college football side, Adam and Kyle looked at the five bowl games before Saturday, as they tackled the Boca Raton Bowl, Frisco Bowl, Gasparilla Bowl, Bahamas Bowl, and Potato Bowl. They also talked about how the results we’ve seen so far are going to impact the betting markets going forward. On the college basketball side, Adam and Kyle talked about the importance of situational handicapping. They also looked at home court advantage over the holidays and isolated a couple of teams in line for some regression. They also hit four games, including huge matchups between Buffalo and Syracuse and Kansas and Arizona State.
Dec 17, 2018
The Odds Report with Brent from DSI Sportsbook – Bowl Week 1 & NFL Week 15
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On the Friday December 14 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brent, the head risk manager at DSI Sportsbook, for this week’s version of The Odds Report. Bowl game action is picking up and the guys hit three bowl games with sharp action plus a bunch of NFL sides and totals getting big attention. Two games for December 15 were discussed with big public betting counts, but the bowl games with sharp action are coming up next week. Brent talked about where the money came in and about what he did to manage his risk on those games. The NFL betting market is very busy with sharp action this week, as the guys hit on a bunch of sides and totals, including some noteworthy sharp vs. public splits.
Dec 14, 2018
Week 15 2018 Westgate SuperContest Selections Segment
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On the Friday December 14 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke talked about his NFL betting picks for the BangTheBook Podcast entry for Week 15 of the Westgate SuperContest. Adam talked about six games that he’s looking to use to make his five-play card and gave some stats, trends, and interesting betting info to support those positions. Joe Everett once again helped out this week, as the guys took an overall look at the state of affairs in the NFL and also touched on how the Mini Contest starts this week. Adam had favorites and underdogs on his list and went through each of the games to discuss what he likes about them and how he’ll make his final decision on which game to cut.
Dec 14, 2018
Powers Picks – Bowl Week 1 & NFL Week 15
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On the Thursday December 13 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brad Powers of BradPowersSports.com for this week’s Powers Picks segment. The guys hit all of the bowls from December 15 to December 19 and looked at three NFL Week 15 matchups. Celebration, New Mexico, Cure, Las Vegas, Camellia, New Orleans, Boca Raton, and Frisco were the bowl games that the guys touched on, along with Brad’s general bowl betting thoughts and strategies. On the NFL side, the guys hit up Packers vs. Bears, Patriots vs. Steelers, and Saints vs. Panthers on Monday Night Football to get some idea of what the betting markets are looking for and what Brad is looking for in these matchups.
Dec 13, 2018
Picks & Predictions with Tony George – Bowls, NFL Week 15, & CBB
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On the Thursday December 13 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Tony George from Doc’s Sports for the Picks & Predictions segment. The guys chatted college football bowl betting strategies, NFL Week 15, and two Saturday college hoops games. Bowl season is a unique animal and the guys talked about how to approach the games and also looked in-depth at the Las Vegas Bowl. They also talked NFL Week 15 and the Chargers vs. Chiefs game tonight. Finally, they hit up the college basketball side of things to talk Villanova vs. Kansas and Northern Iowa vs. Iowa.
Dec 13, 2018
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard – Bowl Games & NFL Week 15
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On the Wednesday December 12 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Bryan Leonard from WagerTalk.com for this week’s Sports Wagering Talk segment. The guys spoke in general terms about bowl games, looked in-depth at three of them, and then looked at a couple of NFL games for Week 15. Bowl betting is a different kind of animal, so it is important to focus on all of the different factors and nuances. The guys did that today and also looked more in-depth at the Las Vegas Bowl, Camellia Bowl, and Boca Raton Bowl. On the NFL side, the guys tackled Dolphins vs. Vikings and also Cowboys vs. Colts.
Dec 12, 2018
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds – Bowl Season & NFL Week 15
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On the Wednesday December 12 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds to chat about the college football bowl season and also Week 15 of the NFL. The guys talked about a lot of general bowl game betting angles, including derivative and live betting, and then touched on Packers vs. Bears and Eagles vs. Rams. There are a lot of college football bowl betting considerations and Adam and Wes talked about those today with regards to motivation, coaching, and how to use those things to your advantage when betting derivatives or live opportunities. The guys also touched on two big NFL games, including the breaking news about the Carson Wentz injury.
Dec 12, 2018
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing – NFL Week 15, NHL, & Bowl Season
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On the Tuesday December 11 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing, the host of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline, to chat about NFL, NHL, and college football betting angles. In the NFL, the guys hit Chargers vs. Chiefs, Texans vs. Jets, and Browns vs. Broncos before talking NHL situational betting and bowl season. Mothers and fathers have been busy in the NHL traveling around with their sons and that can be a great betting angle. Adam and Brian touched on a few of those, looked at how to play teams coming off of a rivalry game, and about the Christmas break in less than two weeks. On the college football side, they discussed Brian’s approach to the bowl season and what he looks for in order to have success with those postseason matchups.
Dec 11, 2018
NBA Betting Talk with Philip Rossman-Reich December 11, 2018
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On the Tuesday December 11 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily to discuss recent happenings in the NBA. The guys talked about the post-LeBron Eastern Conference and handicapped that race through the quarter pole and attempted to figure out what is wrong with the Houston Rockets. The Eastern Conference is taking shape, with the Raptors, Bucks, Pacers, Sixers, and Celtics all in the hunt. Adam and Philip attempted to differentiate the differences between those teams and see who will come out on top. They also talked about the NBA Southeast Division, which is a bit of a mess right now. In the Western Conference, the Rockets are 14th. What is wrong in Houston? Can it be fixed with the current personnel? The guys also chatted about teams like the Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, and LA Clippers to discuss their sustainability over the long haul.
Dec 11, 2018
Bowl Season Week 1 College Football First Look & Handicapping the Hardwood
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On the Monday December 10 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com to chat about the bowl season and college basketball. The guys talked about some overall bowl betting trends, the December 15 bowl games, and a light week in the college basketball world. On the college football side, Adam and Kyle talked about some good bowl betting trends and some conference-specific trends to get an idea of what you want to look for this bowl season. The guys also hit on the Cure Bowl, New Mexico Bowl, Las Vegas Bowl, Camellia Bowl, and New Orleans Bowl as our first round of games. On the college basketball side, the guys looked at a light finals week in college hoops, as we don’t have a whole lot of great matchups until Saturday. They touched on year-to-date results and some good betting trends to follow at this point in time. Finally, they looked at some regression candidates and hit a couple of intriguing games.
Dec 10, 2018
Week 14 NFL Week in Review & Vikings vs. Seahawks MNF Preview
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On the Monday December 10 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Joe Everett of DraftScouts and Insider Football for the Week 14 NFL Week in Review and Monday Night Football Preview. The guys previewed Vikings vs. Seahawks as a great MNF matchup and looked back some interesting Week 14 results, including the Steelers and Rams. Vikings vs. Seahawks is the kind of game that Monday Night Football was made for, so it is good to finally get a quality game to kick off the work week. Adam and Joe looked at individual matchups and other betting angles for that game to help listeners with their betting strategies. For the Week in Review part of the show, the guys hit on the Chiefs, Rams, Steelers, and Panthers after their Week 14 outcomes.
Dec 10, 2018
The Odds Report with Brent from DSI Sportsbook – Army-Navy, Bowls, & NFL Week 14
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On the Friday December 7 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brent, the head risk manager at DSI Sportsbook, for this week’s version of The Odds Report. This was one of the best of the season, as the guys discussed risk management for the bowl season and a whole lot of sharp action in the NFL for Week 14. Army-Navy is the only CFB game in town this week and it will get a lot of action. Brent updated the counts for the game and talked about what he’s seen so far. The focal point of the college part of the segment was to talk about bowl season risk management with lines that are up 3-4 weeks in advance of the games. They talked about how the books operate with these games and what they do in order to stay ahead of the game. On the NFL side, Adam and Brent discussed lines that are coming down for this week on very popular public teams. They also looked at the Buffalo Bills in a rare spot and considered some bad situational spots for public teams. Six games took sharp action this week in the NFL at DSI and those sides and totals were discussed.
Dec 07, 2018
Week 14 2018 Westgate SuperContest Selections Segment
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On the Friday December 7 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke gave his NFL betting picks, predictions, and analysis for the Week 14 card and his BangTheBook Podcast SuperContest entry. After a 2-3 Week 13, Adam’s entry is 18-11-1 over the last six weeks, so he hasn’t fully been able to dig out of the hole, but his record is now 28-31-6 on the season. Adam had four picks to share with listeners and also a trio of leans, but as the show went along, he seemed to get more and more confident with one of those leans. This is also a big week in the Golden Nugget contest, so Adam covered a little bit more of the NFL card with the need to find seven games in that and there is only one college game to consider.
Dec 07, 2018
Powers Picks – Army-Navy, Bowl Games, and NFL Week 14
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On the Thursday December 6 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined for the full broadcast by Brad Powers of BradPowersSports.com. With Tony George unable to join us, Adam and Brad riffed for nearly an hour about Army-Navy, early bowl game thoughts, and three key matchups in Week 14 of the NFL season. The guys hit Army-Navy to start things off with some strong stats, trends, and betting angles for this standalone FBS game in Week 15. They also took a look at the FCS playoffs to see if there are any good opportunities here this weekend. Bowl games are such a big deal at this time of the year and the guys talked about strategies for playing these games with lines out so far in advance and so many things that can happen between now and the game. On the NFL side, Adam and Brad talked about Jaguars vs. Titans on Thursday Night Football, Rams vs. Bears on Sunday Night Football, and Vikings vs. Seahawks on Monday Night Football. They also talked about how to bet the NFL late in the season with so many playoff implications and questionable motivational levels.
Dec 06, 2018
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds – Las Vegas vs. Offshore
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On the Wednesday December 5 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds for the Wednesday Wagering segment. The guys did something a little bit different on today’s show as they talked about the betting landscape in Las Vegas vs. the offshore market through the eyes of somebody who just relocated to Vegas. With legalization sweeping the country and operators like CG Technology, William Hill, MGM, and Caesars all getting involved, the future for offshores looks a little bit uncertain. What is it like being in Vegas and betting through the apps? Is there a different dynamic from the brick-and-mortars in terms of risk? This was a pretty interesting discussion to say the least and a great listen as a little bit of a change of pace.
Dec 05, 2018
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing – NFL Week 14 and NHL
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On the Wednesday December 5 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by veteran sports betting personality Brian Blessing, the host of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline. The guys talked about three NFL games for Week 14 with a breakdown of Ravens vs. Chiefs, Colts vs. Texans, and Patriots vs. Dolphins and also some NHL happenings. Will the Lamar Jackson magic run out as more teams plan for his running? Was last week a blip on the radar for the Colts or can they slow down the Texans? Are the Patriots unbeatable now? On the NHL side, the guys talked about the fallout from last night’s Capitals vs. Golden Knights game and how to handle futures games. They also looked at the hiring of Ken Hitchcock by the Oilers and also a very important betting angle to keep in mind.
Dec 05, 2018
Capping the Card with Ralph Michaels - CFB Bowl Games & College Basketball
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Host Adam Burke integrated an intro and some of the new things at BangTheBook.com into today’s segment with Ralph Michaels. The guys talked about what power ratings mean when it comes to bowl games and about how it can be really tough to fully trust in them with a variety of things that could go wrong before the game is actually played. The guys touched on some interesting lines, matchups, coaching mismatches, spots to add home field advantage, and a lot of other bowl betting angles. Anytime Ralph Michaels is involved, we know that we’re going to have a good college basketball discussion. Today’s show wasn’t any different, as Adam and Ralph discussed rivalry games and their impact in college basketball, going from conference play to non-conference play, some betting systems that Ralph has found to be profitable on sides and totals, and also some breakdowns of some upcoming games that fit those systems. This was a solid segment and there was a lot of great information that listeners definitely want to look to take advantage of in these two sports betting markets.
Dec 04, 2018
College Football First Look / Handicapping the Hardwood – Bowls & College Hoops
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On the Monday December 3 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for the hybrid College Football First Look and Handicapping the Hardwood segment. The guys talked about Army/Navy and early bowl game lines on the football side and early-season college basketball betting tips and trends on the college basketball side. In college football, the guys talked about early bowl thoughts, like motivation, coaching mismatches, and where to apply home field advantage. On the college basketball side, they talked about some betting trends on teams that haven’t been covering and also conference underdogs. They hit game breakdowns of Northern Kentucky vs. Cincinnati, Washington vs. Gonzaga, and Saint Louis vs. Southern Illinois.
Dec 03, 2018
Week 13 NFL Week in Review & Monday Night Football Preview
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On the Monday December 3 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Joe Everett of DraftScouts and Insider Football for the Week 13 NFL Week in Review & Monday Night Football Preview. The guys talked about Redskins vs. Eagles and gave their thoughts and picks and looked at the firing of Mike McCarthy and some other big Week 13 stories. The MNF game features a lot of injured guys and that will make it a tough handicap in some respects for both teams and for a lot of bettors, but Adam and Joe had some thoughts on both the side and total. On the recap side, they talked about Mike McCarthy’s firing, the Jaguars turning back the clock, the Titans picking up a big win, tempering expectations for the Cowboys, and the problems for the Vikings and Panthers.
Dec 03, 2018
The Odds Report with Brent from DSI Sportsbook – CFB Week 14 & NFL Week 13
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On the Friday November 30 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brent, the head risk manager at DSI Sportsbook, for this week’s version of The Odds Report. Conference championship weekend in college football and NFL Week 13 have drawn a lot of sharp action and the guys analyzed it all on this segment. Five games on the college side and five games on the NFL side made up this segment, as sharp bettors are looking to extract some value out of the tight lines that we see this weekend. Adam and Brent talked about the process of setting bowl lines, since we’ll get those games on Sunday, and also discussed moving late games based on early outcomes.
Nov 30, 2018
Westgate SuperContest Selections Segment Week 13 2018
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On the Friday November 30 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke gave out his thoughts and supporting evidence for Week 13 in the NFL and his BangTheBook Podcast SuperContest picks. This week, he enlisted the assistance of Joe Everett to help him break down the card, as we’ve got a full list of games now that bye weeks are over. Adam is 16-8-1 over the last five weeks to begin the climb out of the deep hole that he dug for himself to start the year and is now 26-28-6 on the season. Adam “likes a lot, but doesn’t love anything” on the card, so he talked about the four games most likely to be picks and then addressed an additional set of three leans.
Nov 30, 2018
Powers Picks – Week 14 College Football
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On the Thursday November 29 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brad Powers of BradPowersSports.com for a breakdown of Week 14 of the college football season. It is conference championship week and Adam and Brad discussed all 10 conference title games plus the four makeup games on the card. They talked about how to evaluate previous matchups, like we’ve seen with UAB and Middle Tennessee, Texas vs. Oklahoma, Louisiana vs. App State, and Fresno State vs. Boise State. They also hit on the four makeup games to dig for motivational and matchup angles.
Nov 29, 2018
Picks & Predictions with Tony George – NBA, CBB, & NFL Week 13
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On the Thursday November 29 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Tony George of Doc’s Sports for this week’s Picks & Predictions segment. The guys started in the NBA and then moved to college basketball to talk conference play and wrapped up with Vikings vs. Patriots. That’s right, three different sports betting markets and three different sets of handicapping tips. In the NBA, the guys talked about tonight’s two games and what current standings placement means as we hit the quarter pole. In college hoops, the guys touched on the Big Ten and the start of conference play this weekend. Finally, a little NFL flare with the sharp vs. public split on Vikings vs. Patriots wrapped up the segment.
Nov 29, 2018
Week 14 College Football First Look with Kyle Hunter
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On the Wednesday November 28 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for the College Football First Look. We’re throwing everybody off by chatting with Kyle on Wednesday, but the guys hit the conference championship games in Conference USA, the Sun Belt, the SEC, and the Big Ten. UAB and Middle Tennessee just played last week. What does that mean for the Conference USA title game? Louisiana and Appalachian State played earlier in the year. What does that mean for the Sun Belt Title Game? Georgia and Alabama meet again in the SEC Championship Game and Ohio State battles Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship Game. The guys had betting angles, thoughts, and commentary on today’s show.
Nov 28, 2018
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds – NFL Week 13 & ACC/Big Ten Challenge
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On the Wednesday November 28 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds for the Wednesday Wagering segment. The guys chatted about two big NFL Week 13 games and also took a look at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in college hoops. On the NFL side, Colts vs. Jaguars and Chargers vs. Steelers were the two games under the microscope because there are a lot of talking points and things to consider about those matchups. On the college hoops side, the guys talked about what we’ve seen so far in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and looked at tonight’s games, including Syracuse vs. Ohio State, Purdue vs. Florida State, and North Carolina vs. Michigan.
Nov 28, 2018
Capping the Card with Ralph Michaels – CFB Week 14 & ACC/Big Ten Challenge
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On the Tuesday November 27 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels to talk three conference championship games and the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in college basketball. The guys hit on Utah vs. Washington, Texas vs. Oklahoma, and Fresno State vs. Boise State on the college football side as the Pac-12, Big 12, and Mountain West will crown champions. On the college hoops side, the guys discussed the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and that led into a discussion about strength of schedule mismatches and various other college basketball betting tips. Ralph shared some interesting betting angles and trends and also gave out a couple of free picks based on situational and technical handicapping.
Nov 27, 2018
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing – NFL Week 13, MAC Title Game & NHL
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On the Tuesday November 27 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brian Blessing of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline for this week’s Betting the Board segment. The guys hit on two NFL games, Northern Illinois vs. Buffalo, and the NHL on this week’s top-notch segment. On the NFL side, Adam and Brian checked out Saints vs. Cowboys on Thursday Night Football and also touched on Bills vs. Dolphins for Sunday’s game. On the college football side, Northern Illinois vs. Buffalo is the MAC Championship Game this week and Brian had some thoughts. On the NHL side, the guys talked about a team that has another team’s number and some other pucks plays for Tuesday night.
Nov 27, 2018
Westgate SuperContest Selections Segment Week 12 2018
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On the Friday November 23 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke shared his NFL betting picks and analysis for Week 12 of the Westgate SuperContest. Adam’s BangTheBook Podcast entry is 22-27-6 on the season, which isn’t great by any means, but 12-7-1 over the last four weeks as the comeback trail looks a little less dusty. Adam employed the help of Joe Everett this week and had four picks and a couple of leans to discuss, as well as some commentary on why it is extremely hard to take the Thursday games, even if there are some advantages present in the market and in the SuperContest.
Nov 23, 2018
The Odds Report with Host Adam Burke – CFB Week 13 & NFL Week 12
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On the Friday November 23 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke did his own rendition of The Odds Report to take a look at sharp action in both the college football and the NFL betting markets. With Brent from DSI Sportsbook unable to join us on the holiday week, Adam talked about line movement in college football and the NFL that appears to be sharp in nature. He also talked about some cues that bettors and handicappers can take from the market in terms of determining sharp action and where lines could end up moving. Not having Brent left some big shoes to fill, but Adam did it pretty well, all things considered.
Nov 23, 2018
Powers Picks – College Football Week 13 & NFL Week 12
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On the Thursday November 22 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke talked with professional handicapper Brad Powers of BradPowersSports.com. The guys hit 21 college football games for Week 13 with betting odds, picks, and tips and also looked at a couple of Week 12 NFL games. The guys hit a wide range of games, including rivalry games like Washington vs. Washington State, South Carolina vs. Clemson, Michigan vs. Ohio State, Georgia Tech vs. Georgia, Auburn vs. Alabama, and Arizona State vs. Arizona, but there is more to Week 13 than that. We have a lot of games with division and conference implications, including Oklahoma vs. West Virginia, Marshall vs. FIU, and Utah State vs. Boise State. We also have some intriguing bowl bid matchups like Texas Tech vs. Baylor and Purdue vs. Indiana. On the NFL side of the show, the guys touched on Seahawks vs. Panthers and also Steelers vs. Broncos as two of the better games on the Week 12 card.
Nov 22, 2018
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard – NFL Week 12 Thanksgiving Games & CFB Week 13
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On the Wednesday November 21 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Bryan Leonard of WagerTalk.com for this week’s Sports Wagering Talk. The guys hit the three Thanksgiving games in the NFL and then also looked at two CFB tilts for Week 13. On the NFL side of the show, Adam and Bryan touched on Bears vs. Lions, Redskins vs. Cowboys, and Falcons vs. Saints as we enjoy a day of food and football. And, of course, betting to avoid talking to relatives. The guys gave thoughts and opinions on that trio of games and also looked at a couple of college games with Buffalo up against Bowling Green and also Nevada against UNLV.
Nov 21, 2018
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds – NBA and NHL Situational Betting
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On the Wednesday November 21 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds for this week’s Wednesday Wagering segment. On Thanksgiving Eve, the guys discussed NBA and NHL situational betting around the holidays for bettors and how to approach the games. With huge cards in the NBA and NHL tonight and a very busy NHL slate the rest of the week, the guys talked about how to keep everything straight during these very busy times of the year. They also talked about what the holidays mean for the players and if we tend to overvalue or undervalue being on the road or being at home.
Nov 21, 2018
Capping the Card with Ralph Michaels – College Basketball and College Football Week 13
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On the Tuesday November 20 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels of WagerTalk.com for this week’s Capping the Card segment. The guys looked at neutral-site college basketball tournaments and rivalry week betting tips for this week in college football. On the college hoops side, the neutral-site tournaments bring unfamiliarity and fatigue to the forefront. How does Ralph approach this unique time of the year? Are there any adjustments or developments he’s picked up on so far? On the college football side, the guys talked about rivalry week handicapping and focused on Colorado State vs. Air Force, Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss, and Oklahoma vs. West Virginia. Along the way, Ralph gave out situational and technical picks of the week.
Nov 20, 2018
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing – NFL Week 12, NHL, & Tiger vs. Phil
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On the Tuesday November 20 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing, the host of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline, for this week’s Betting the Board segment. We covered a lot on today’s segment with two NFL breakdowns for Week 12, a bunch of NHL situational betting tips, and the $9 million match between Tiger and Phil. The guys started in the NFL with thoughts on Jaguars vs. Bills and also Browns vs. Bengals for Week 12. Then they moved over to the NHL, where 19 teams play three games in four nights Wednesday to Saturday and 21 teams play a back-to-back on Friday and Saturday. What situations are more favorable than others for those teams? Finally, the guys looked at the $9 million pay-per-view match at Shadow Creek between Tiger and Phil for betting tips and angles.
Nov 20, 2018
Week 13 College Football First Look / Handicapping the Hardwood
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On the Monday November 19 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for the hybrid College Football First Look and Handicapping the Hardwood segment. The guys talked college football rivalry week betting and college basketball tempo changes on this week’s segment. On the college football side, the guys looked at all things rivalry week, ranging from how much power ratings matter to how much revenge matters and some of the big spreads that are out there for those very emotional games. They also looked at Utah State vs. Boise State to check in on the “been there, done that” factor. On the college basketball side, Kyle shared some great betting tips about the early-season neutral-site tournaments and then the guys took a look at some under-the-radar tempo changes that the sportsbooks aren’t likely to adjust all that quickly.
Nov 19, 2018
Week 11 NFL Week in Review & Monday Night Football Preview
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On the Monday November 19 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Joe Everett of DraftScouts and Insider Football for the Week 11 NFL Week in Review & Monday Night Football Preview. The guys previewed Chiefs vs. Rams and also looked back at performances by the Bears, Ravens, Redskins, and Packers. Chiefs vs. Rams is everything we’d want in an NFL game. The guys talked about matchup advantages and some betting angles to use to your advantage in this primetime MNF matchup. On the review side, the guys talked about Chicago’s SNF win, the Lamar Jackson era in Baltimore, what happens now for the Redskins, and why the Packers desperately need to make a change.
Nov 19, 2018
The Odds Report with Brent from DSI Sportsbook – CFB Week 12 & NFL Week 11
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On the Friday November 16 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brent, the head risk manager at DSI Sportsbook, for this week’s version of the Odds Report. Six college football games and six NFL games were discussed on this segment to talk sharp action and key factors in the business. The guys hit on marquee games like Cincinnati vs. UCF and Syracuse vs. Notre Dame, but also touched on sharp plays in games that are a little more off-the-radar. On the NFL side, five games were talked about, including Sunday Night Football between the Vikings and Bears and also Monday Night Football between the Chiefs and Rams.
Nov 16, 2018
Westgate SuperContest Selections Segment Week 11 2018
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On the Friday November 16 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke shared his picks and analysis for Week 11 of the Westgate SuperContest for the BangTheBook Podcast entry. Wes Reynolds joined Adam once again to attempt to predict the top-five consensus and also to give his opinions on the games in question. Adam shared thoughts on four games that appear to be picks so far and also threw out a couple more games that are on the leans list to round out the requisite five plays for the card.
Nov 16, 2018
Powers Picks – College Football Week 12 2018
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On the Thursday November 15 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brad Powers of BradPowersSports.com for this week’s Powers Picks segment. The guys talked about 17 college football games ranging from headline-grabbing matchups to the under-the-radar games that could have a lot of value. Adam and Brad hit on on bigger games like Virginia vs. Georgia Tech, Ohio State vs. Maryland, Cincinnati vs. UCF, Utah vs. Colorado, Syracuse vs. Notre Dame, and Iowa State vs. Texas, but also looked at games like Air Force vs. Wyoming, UNLV vs. Hawaii, and Colgate vs. Army.
Nov 15, 2018
Host Adam Burke CFB Week 12 and NFL Week 11 Update
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On the Thursday November 15 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke had to improvise due to a late cancellation from scheduled guest Tony George, so he talked about the games that were originally on the docket for the show. Adam gave his thoughts on Michigan State vs. Nebraska and also West Virginia vs. Oklahoma State with some matchup and situational betting angles. He also took a detailed look at the Monday Night Football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams. The move from Mexico City to Los Angeles did little to the line and Adam talked about his thoughts on the game and what he expects out of both teams with a historically high total of 63.
Nov 15, 2018
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard – NFL Week 11 & CFB Week 12
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On the Wednesday November 14 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Bryan Leonard for this week’s Sports Wagering Talk segment. The guys started in the NFL with three game breakdowns and then moved to college football for a couple of MAC game discussions. On the NFL side, things started with a look at the Panthers vs. Lions and then moved to Cowboys vs. Falcons and finally Texans vs. Redskins. There are a lot of important talking points with these teams and with the perceptions of these teams in the betting market. On the college football side, Bryan specializes in the MAC, so that’s what the guys covered, as they talked about Miami of Ohio vs. Northern Illinois, which has taken on a much different look after last night’s game. The guys also looked at Bowling Green vs. Akron and talked about important late-season college football betting concepts.
Nov 14, 2018
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds – NBA, College Basketball, & RSM Classic
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On the Wednesday November 14 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by high-volume handicapper Wes Reynolds for this week’s Wednesday Wagering segment. The guys hit three sports betting markets with a variety of betting tips on the NBA, college hoops, and golf. With a big NBA card tonight, the guys started in the Association by talking about finding betting angles out of primetime TV games or the usual drama of the NBA. Sports betting is more than just the matchups. On the college basketball side, the guys talked about some early-season results and broke down what these big non-conference matchups mean and how to evaluate individual performances that seem out of the norm. It’s a big weekend for golf on the European Tour, but not the PGA Tour. The guys talked about handicapping strategies in big events as opposed to weaker events and looked at the RSM Classic for an example of the latter. Wes shared his picks and some betting angles for this event.
Nov 14, 2018
Capping the Card with Ralph Michaels – College Basketball & College Football Week 12
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On the Tuesday November 13 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels of WagerTalk.com for this week’s Capping the Card segment. It was all about college sports on today’s segment, as the guys talked college hoops and a couple of interesting handicaps for Week 12 in college football. On the college hoops side, the guys continued our bankroll management discussion from Monday’s show by getting Ralph’s thoughts on how to approach bet sizing and volume in college basketball. They also talked about early-season adjustments to teams based on results or box scores. On the college football side, West Virginia vs. Oklahoma State and Arizona State vs. Oregon were topics of conversation, along with Ralph’s top situational and technical plays for Week 12.
Nov 13, 2018
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing – NFL, College Hoops, & RSM Classic
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On the Tuesday November 13 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing, the host of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline, for this week’s Betting the Board segment. The guys hit three sports betting markets as they talked NFL, college basketball, and the RSM Classic on the PGA Tour. From an NFL standpoint, the guys broke down Packers vs. Seahawks and Steelers vs. Jaguars. On the college basketball side, they chatted about how Brian narrows his focus with the card to find positive betting opportunities. On the golf side, this is the last full points event until the New Year, so they talked about the field and a lot of locals in this week’s RSM Classic at Sea Island Resort.
Nov 13, 2018
Handicapping the Hardwood / College Football First Look Week 12
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On the Monday November 12 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke and professional handicapper Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com got together for a hybrid Handicapping the Hardwood / College Football First Look segment for Week 12. It’s a busy time of year and we want to hit as much as possible, so we spent half the segment on college hoops and the other half on college football. On the college basketball side, it was all about the basics, as the guys talked about home court advantage, bankroll management, and key numbers. Kyle shed a lot of light on the importance of being flexible with home court advantage and why it’s important to pay close attention to your bet sizing and the important numbers. On the college football side, the guys hit on some late-season betting trends, angles, and talking points. They also looked at some regression candidates and then talked about Buffalo vs. Ohio and Florida Atlantic vs. North Texas before the Pick Six segment.
Nov 12, 2018
Week 10 NFL Week in Review & Monday Night Football Preview
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On the Monday November 12 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Joe Everett of DraftScouts and Insider Football for the NFL Week in Review and Monday Night Football Preview. The MNF game in question is Giants vs. 49ers, as the guys broke down the key matchups and gave out their picks and predictions. Then it was time to recap Week 10. In that recap, the guys talked about the Buccaneers and their woes, the scrappy Bills and their defense, the Bengals and some coaching changes that came as a result of the blowout loss to the Saints, and the Colts and the renaissance of Andrew Luck under Frank Reich.
Nov 12, 2018
The Odds Report with Brent from DSI Sportsbook – CFB Week 11 & NFL Week 10
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On the Friday November 9 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brent, the head risk manager at DSI Sportsbook, for this week’s version of The Odds Report. The guys talked about six college football sides and totals and four NFL sides and totals to find out where the sharp action is in the betting markets this week. This segment isn’t just about listing games and the numbers that sharps bet. It is about educating listeners on how the sportsbooks operate and what they try to do in order to balance action. It’s about how and why the numbers move and to forecast where numbers may go as we get closer to gametime.
Nov 09, 2018
Week 10 2018 Westgate SuperContest Selections Segment
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On the Friday November 9 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke shared his NFL betting picks and thoughts for Week 10 during the Westgate SuperContest Selections segment. Wes Reynolds joined us for the ride once again, as Adam talked about three picks and three leans that are likely to make up his five picks for this week in the SuperContest. It has been a struggle with a 17-23-5 record this season, but Adam’s picks are 7-3 over the last two weeks and hopefully that will be a sign of things to come going forward. He made a strong case for the teams he likes this week and the guys also attempted to predict the top-five consensus, which is 14-1 over the last three weeks.
Nov 09, 2018
Powers Picks – College Football Week 11 2018
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On the Thursday November 8 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brad Powers from BradPowersSports.com for this week’s Powers Picks segment. The guys hit on 17 college football games for Week 11, as they hit key betting concepts, important wagering angles, and, of course, gave out some picks for the listeners. Games ranged from Group of Five matchups like Fresno State vs. Boise State and Troy vs. Georgia Southern to North Texas vs. Old Dominion and Arkansas State vs. Coastal Carolina. In the Power Five ranks, the guys hit rivalry games like North Carolina vs. Duke and Bedlam as Oklahoma State takes on Oklahoma and then also looked at Ohio State vs. Michigan State, Texas vs. Texas Tech, and Oregon vs. Utah.
Nov 08, 2018
Picks & Predictions with Tony George – CBB, NBA, NFL Week 10, & CFB Week 11
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On the Thursday November 8 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Tony George of Doc’s Sports. The guys managed to touch on four different sports betting markets in their short amount of time together today, as they talked college hoops, NBA, NFL, and college football. In college basketball, the talks centered around home court advantage and its worth to the line. They discussed teasing betting odds in both college basketball and the NBA to see if it has any value. They hit Cowboys vs. Eagles for Sunday Night Football and then also touched on Illinois vs. Nebraska in college football.
Nov 08, 2018
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds – College Basketball, NBA, & OHL Classic
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On the Wednesday November 7 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds, @WesReynolds1 on Twitter, for this week’s Wednesday Wagering segment. The guys touched on the opening night of the 2018-19 college basketball season, NBA teams in line for regression, and the OHL Classic at Mayakoba for this week’s PGA Tour event. On the college hoops side, Adam and Wes talked about derivative betting early in the season with huge line moves on both sides and totals and all of the shenanigans that happen at the end of games. On the NBA side, they looked at some early-season outliers and teams likely to be in line for regression. The OHL Classic is this week’s golf event in Mexico and Wes had some good betting angles for this one.
Nov 07, 2018
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard – CFB Week 11 & NFL Week 10
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On the Wednesday November 7 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Bryan Leonard of WagerTalk.com for this week’s Sports Wagering Talk segment. The guys hit two college football games for Week 11 and a trio of NFL games for Week 10 over the course of this segment. On the college side, the guys talked about Toledo vs. NIU for the MACtion match that started it all way back when and also looked at one of Bryan’s top opinions for Saturday on a game that you’ll have to listen to find out about. On the NFL side, Panthers vs. Steelers is an excellent Thursday Night Football game and the guys talked about it, as well as Falcons vs. Browns and also Jaguars vs. Colts.
Nov 07, 2018
Capping the Card with Ralph Michaels – College Basketball & College Football Week 11
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On the Tuesday November 6 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels of WagerTalk.com for this week’s Capping the Card segment. It is the first night of the season for college basketball, so the guys had a lot to discuss from the hardwood and also looked at some games for Week 11 of the college football season. Adam and Ralph talked about college basketball home court advantage, early-season tournament betting with the neutral sites and the lack of rest, and also looked in-depth at Michigan State vs. Kansas and Kentucky vs. Duke. They also looked at a couple of top plays from this week for Ralph. On the college football side, they hit Miami vs. Georgia Tech and Wisconsin vs. Penn State before looking at Ralph’s top situational and technical plays of the week.
Nov 06, 2018
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing – NFL Week 10, NHL, & OHL Classic
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On the Tuesday November 6 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing, the host of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline, to break down three sports betting markets. The guys looked at Bills vs. Jets and Saints vs. Bengals in the NFL, Vegas vs. Toronto and the rest of the November 6 NHL card, and the OHL Classic golf tournament. Along the way, Adam and Brian provided betting angles and picks across those three markets and some things to consider at this time of the year for those three sports that may or may not be factored into the lines.
Nov 06, 2018
Week 11 College Football First Look with Kyle Hunter
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On the Monday November 5 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for this week’s College Football First Look. The guys added some Handicapping the Hardwood in the mix as they talked some college basketball with tomorrow’s set of season-opening games. On the college hoops side, the guys touched on some big-name teams that could get off to slow starts. Then they moved to the college football side to talk about betting angles, stats, and trends for games around this time and looked at some wagering tips based on bowl eligibility, motivation, and situational spots. Kent State vs. Buffalo, Fresno State vs. Boise State, and the Pick Six added to the mix.
Nov 05, 2018
Week 9 NFL Week in Review & Monday Night Football Preview
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On the Monday November 5 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Joe Everett of DraftScouts and Insider Football for the NFL Week in Review and Monday Night Football Preview. The guys previewed Titans vs. Cowboys on MNF and recapped Week 9 with a look at the Falcons, Redskins, Broncos, Raiders, and Jets. Adam and Joe talked about individual matchups and advantages in tonight’s game and Joe gave his pick for the action and an intriguing player prop. The guys looked at the Redskins issues stopping the run and Tevin Coleman’s big day for the Falcons, the problems for the Broncos and Vance Joseph, the quitting Raiders, and the development of Sam Darnold with the Jets.
Nov 05, 2018
Week 9 2018 Westgate SuperContest Selections Segment
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On the Friday November 2 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke shared his NFL betting thoughts, picks, and analysis for Week 9 during the Westgate SuperContest Selections segment. Adam is coming off of a 3-2 week that could very well have been a 4-1 if the 49ers got a stop late against the Cardinals, so hopefully that was a sign of things to come. It has been a tough season so far, but Adam talked about three of the games that are likely to be picks and also shared a handful of leans that will make up the five plays required on this week’s card. Joe Everett from DraftScouts and Insider Football had some dissenting opinions and discourse is never a bad thing.
Nov 02, 2018
The Odds Report with Brent from DSI Sportsbook – Week 10 CFB & Week 9 NFL
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On the Friday November 2 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brent, the head risk manager at DSI Sporstbook, for this week’s version of The Odds Report. The guys talked about marquee games like Penn State vs. Michigan, Alabama vs. LSU, Rams vs. Saints, and Packers vs. Patriots, as well as the games that have drawn noteworthy sharp action. Five college football lines and four NFL lines were discussed because of sharp action, but all of those big games were talked about as it looks like it could be a very tight week from a numbers standpoint for those that are looking to bang the books.
Nov 02, 2018
Powers Picks – College Football Week 10
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On the Thursday November 1 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brad Powers from BradPowersSports.com for this week’s Powers Picks segment. It was all college football, all the time for the guys today as they talked about 16 Week 10 matchups, including some premier games like Alabama vs. LSU, West Virginia vs. Texas, Penn State vs. Michigan, Stanford vs. Washington, and Texas A&M vs. Auburn. But, they also looked at some lesser games on the card like Marshall vs. Southern Miss, FAU vs. FIU, and Houston vs. SMU. With picks, stats, trends, betting angles, and matchup analysis, this is a must-listen for every serious college football bettor and handicapper each and every week.
Nov 01, 2018
Picks & Predictions with Tony George – College Hoops, NBA, & NFL Week 9
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On the Thursday November 1 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Tony George from Doc’s Sports for this week’s Picks and Predictions segment. The guys hit on college basketball prep, NBA home court advantage, and two marquee matchups for NFL Week 9. On the college basketball side, we updated Tony’s progress in getting ready for the season and talked about the blue-blood, name-brand teams going into a season. They also talked about the NBA with thoughts on games on the major cable networks and also home court advantage. In the NFL, the guys chatted about Chargers vs. Seahawks and also Packers vs. Patriots.
Nov 01, 2018
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard – CFB Week 10 & NFL Week 9
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On the Wednesday October 31 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Bryan Leonard for a look at Week 10 of the college football season and Week 9 of the NFL season. The guys started on the college side with some MAC thoughts on Ohio vs. Western Michigan and also Northern Illinois vs. Akron. On the NFL side, Dysfunction Junction resides on Alfred Lerner Way as the Browns take on the Chiefs after firing Hue Jackson and they also took a look at Falcons vs. Redskins.
Oct 31, 2018
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds – College Basketball, NBA & Shriners Open
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On the Wednesday October 31 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds to chat college basketball betting tips, the NBA, and this week’s PGA Tour event at TPC Summerlin. The guys started with the college hoops side of things, as they talked about how to approach the derivative market with the high volume of games. On the NBA side, the guys talked about some early-season observations and some noteworthy angles and teams. There is still a lot to figure out in the NBA. Finally, the guys touched on the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin with some of Wes’s picks and analysis on the course.
Oct 31, 2018
Capping the Card with Ralph Michaels – College Basketball & College Football Week 10
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On the Tuesday October 30 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels from WagerTalk.com for some college basketball betting tips and Week 10 college football betting analysis. The guys looked at some teams to have on your radar for the start of the CBB season, including teams with new head coaches, a lack of returning starters, and some teams that missed the tournament last year, but are set up better this year. On the college football side of the broadcast, the guys touched on Temple vs. UCF, Pitt vs. Virginia, and Colorado vs. Arizona as three weeknight games full of intrigue. Ralph also shared two top situational plays with us on today’s show and also a top technical play for Week 10.
Oct 30, 2018
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing – NFL Week 9, NHL, & Shriners Hospitals Open
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On the Tuesday October 30 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Vegas veteran and sharp handicapper Brian Blessing to look at Week 9 in the NFL, the Tuesday NHL card, and the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. The guys started with Vikings vs. Lions and Steelers vs. Ravens on the NFL side of the coin and then moved into two less-talked-about markets. The NHL card for Tuesday is a big one with a small schedule last night and a small schedule tomorrow night. Adam and Brian hit on Brian’s favorite play of the night and also Vegas vs. Nashville. This week’s golf tournament is at TPC Summerlin, a course that Brian has played a lot, so he had a lot of thought on this tournament, the setup, and some picks to win.
Oct 30, 2018
Week 10 College Football First Look with Kyle Hunter
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On the Monday October 29 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for the Week 10 College Football First Look. The guys covered a lot of stuff on this segment, ranging from a look back at Week 9 to betting angles and game breakdowns for Week 10. The guys looked at over/under and favorite/dog results from Week 9 and then some teams in line for regression. A couple of Week 10 and 11 betting angles should remain profitable and could even be applied to some of the games for this week, as the guys looked at Miami (OH) vs. Buffalo, Ball State vs. Toledo, Tulane vs. USF, and Alabama vs. LSU. The Pick Six segment wrapped up the show.
Oct 29, 2018
Week 8 NFL Week in Review & Monday Night Football Preview
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On the Monday October 29 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Joe Everett of DraftScouts and Insider Football for the Week 8 NFL Week in Review and Monday Night Football Preview. The guys started with a look at tonight’s Patriots vs. Bills matchup and then recapped what we saw in Week 8 from the Seahawks, Vikings, Saints, and Panthers. In that Week in Review portion of the show, the guys talked about Seattle off a bye and how well the Seahawks played in their win over the Lions. They also hit on the big Sunday Night Football battle in which the Saints exacted a little revenge on the Vikings. The Panthers looked excellent in their win over the Ravens. Trade talks are still going on, so the guys talked Amari Cooper and the potential “acquisition” of Le’Veon Bell for the Steelers.
Oct 29, 2018
The Odds Report with Brent from DSI Sportsbook – Week 9 CFB & Week 8 NFL
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On the Friday October 26 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brent, the head risk manager at DSI Sportsbook, for this week’s version of the Odds Report. The markets are busy for Week 9 of the college football season and Week 8 of the NFL season, so Adam and Brent had a lot to discuss. They actually started with a listener question about why the markets move together at the same time and don’t seem to trust their lines a whole lot. That was a very intriguing discussion to start things off and the guys carried some of those talking points over through the college football sharp sides and totals and also those in the NFL that have taken respected money from long-term winners.
Oct 26, 2018
Westgate SuperContest Selections Segment Week 8
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On the Friday October 26 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke gave out his NFL betting thoughts and picks for Week 8 of the Westgate SuperContest. He once again brought Wes Reynolds on to discuss the games with him and the guys did something a little different this week as they attempted to predict the top-five consensus for this week. Adam’s BangTheBook Podcast entry is not having a great season by any means, so hopefully this is the week that he turns things around. But, he had some good thoughts this week and some good stats and noteworthy matchup angles to back up his picks. Now we just need some bounces to fall our way.
Oct 26, 2018
Powers Picks – Week 9 College Football
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On the Thursday October 25 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brad Powers from BradPowersSports.com for this week’s Powers Picks segment. More than 20 college football games came your way on today’s show, as the guys covered a large set of Week 9 contests. Louisiana Tech vs. Florida Atlantic, Wisconsin vs. Northwester, San Diego State vs. Nevada, Washington State vs. Stanford, Kentucky vs. Missouri, Purdue vs. Michigan State, and Clemson vs. Florida State were just some of the games that were covered with important angles, betting odds, picks, and predictions.
Oct 25, 2018
Picks & Predictions with Tony George – NBA, NFL Week 8, & CFB Week 9
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On the Thursday October 25 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Tony George of Doc’s Sports to chat about the beginning of the NBA season, Week 8 in the NFL, and Week 9 in college football. Early-season NBA betting has been rather interesting so far, as totals have been going through the roof. Tony talked about what he’s looked to do to counteract that. On the NFL side, the guys hit on Broncos vs. Chiefs in a revenge game for Denver, as they nearly upended the Chiefs at home a few weeks back, and also at Seahawks vs. Lions with Seattle off of a bye. On the college side, Texas vs. Oklahoma State was the game in the spotlight in Big 12 play.
Oct 25, 2018
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard – NBA, NFL Week 8, & CFB Week 9
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On the Wednesday October 24 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Bryan Leonard of WagerTalk.com for this week’s Sports Wagering Talk segment. The guys took a look at games for NFL Week 8 and college football Week 9. On the NFL side, the Thursday Night Football game between the Dolphins and Texans got some play and the guys also took a look at the next edition of the longstanding Browns vs. Steelers rivalry. On the college football side of things, the guys talked about MACtion with Toledo vs. Western Michigan, Ball State vs. Ohio, and then Saturday’s Army vs. Eastern Michigan.
Oct 24, 2018
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds – NBA and WGC-HSBC Champions
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On the Wednesday October 24 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds, @WesReynolds1 on Twitter, for some early-season NBA betting angles and a look at the WGC-HSBC Champions event. We’re seeing tons of totals movement up in the NBA so far, so Adam and Wes talked about strategies for taking advantage of what we’ve seen there so far. On the golf side of things, the $10 million purse has drawn a big crowd to the WGC-HSBC Champions event. Adam and Wes talked about some betting angles for this tournament, including the European Tour players that have been playing important events in their race to the title, and the guys that Wes is looking to back this week.
Oct 24, 2018
Capping the Card with Ralph Michaels – College Basketball Prep, NFL Week 8 & CFB Week 9
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On the Tuesday October 23 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels of WagerTalk.com to talk about college basketball preparations, Week 8 in the NFL, and Week 9 in college football. The guys talked about the construction of college basketball power ratings and the multitude of resources that Ralph uses to prepare for the season. On the gridiron, they looked at Broncos vs. Chiefs and Packers vs. Rams for Week 8 of the NFL season and then looked at Miami vs. Boston College, Georgia vs. Florida, and Iowa vs. Penn State for Week 9 of the college football campaign.
Oct 23, 2018
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing – NFL Week 8, NHL, and WGC-HSBC Champions
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On the Tuesday October 23 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing, the host of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline, to chat NFL, NHL, and golf. The guys started in the NFL with thoughts on Jets vs. Bears and Colts vs. Raiders, as all four teams are in interesting spots this week. Transitioning over to the NHL side, it’s still early in the season, but Brian has picked up on some things that have been working for him so far and that he’ll look to incorporate into tonight’s action. A golf breakdown of the WGC-HSBC Champions event in China touched on a few players that the guys like to take down the final tournament during the Asian swing.
Oct 23, 2018
Week 9 College Football First Look with Kyle Hunter
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On the Monday October 22 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for this week’s College Football First Look. The guys talked first about the construction of college basketball power ratings per listener request, but then it was back to football. Adam and Kyle talked about Ohio State’s loss to Purdue and then looked at some stats and trends of great importance for bettors this week. They looked at a few regression candidates and then also touched on Troy vs. South Alabama, Appalachian State vs. Georgia Southern, and Georgia Tech vs. Virginia Tech. The Pick Six segment wrapped things up with Kyle’s exclusive free pick for show listeners.
Oct 22, 2018
Week 7 NFL Week in Review & Monday Night Football Preview
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On the Monday October 22 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Joe Everett of DraftScouts and Insider Football for the NFL Week in Review and Monday Night Football Preview. The guys started with a look at Giants vs. Falcons as the conclusion to Week 7 on MNF and had some picks and thoughts on the game. On the review side, they talked about the Chargers with an important win in London, the Buccaneers and their defensive woes, the Ravens and reasons for optimism despite the loss, the Jaguars, who don’t have many reasons for optimism, and the Texans, who are still a deeply flawed team.
Oct 22, 2018
The Odds Report with Brent from DSI Sportsbook – CFB Week 8 & NFL Week 7
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On the Friday October 19 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brent, the head risk manager at DSI Sportsbook, for this week’s version of the sharp money Odds Report to look at college football and the NFL. Sharp money is moving markets in both leagues this week, so Adam and Brent talked about those games, where the money came in, and what could happen going forward. Sides and totals in college football are on the move and the guys also touched on a couple of games with big handles that haven’t received a ton of sharp action yet. There have been some noteworthy sharp bets on the NFL this week on sides and totals as well. Don’t bet without knowing who is betting what on the gridiron this week.
Oct 19, 2018
Westgate SuperContest Selections Segment Week 7 2018
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On the Friday October 19 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke talked through his NFL betting picks and analysis for Week 7 of the Westgate SuperContest. The BangTheBook Podcast entry is off to a really tough start through six weeks, but Adam has a new card to look at and a new set of opportunities to pick winners in the NFL. Wes Reynolds joined us once again this week to discuss the NFL card and gave his thoughts and counters to some of the picks that Adam is looking to use in hopes of getting his season back on track in the pro ranks.
Oct 19, 2018
Powers Picks – College Football Week 8
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On the Thursday October 18 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brad Powers of BradPowersSports.com for this week’s Powers Picks segment. You better have been listening close because Adam and Brad hit 22 college football games on today’s segment in just about 45 minutes. Games ranged from North Carolina vs. Syracuse and Maryland vs. Iowa to Michigan vs. Michigan State, USC vs. Utah, and Oregon vs. Washington State. The guys hit on under-the-radar games like UTEP vs. Louisiana Tech, Miami of Ohio vs. Army, and Nevada vs. Hawaii. From NC State vs. Clemson to Idaho State vs. Liberty, we covered a very wide swath of games.
Oct 18, 2018
Picks & Predictions with Tony George – NBA, NFL Week 7, & CFB Week 8
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On the Thursday October 18 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Tony George of Doc’s Sports for this week’s Picks & Predictions segment to talk early-season NBA, Bengals vs. Chiefs, Cowboys vs. Redskins, and Minnesota vs. Nebraska. Tony shared some NBA betting tips with listeners for the early part of the season and about some of the betting angles that he looks to exploit in what is a relatively soft and inefficient early-season market. He also talked about the Sunday Night Football game between the Bengals and Chiefs, the matchup between the Cowboys and Redskins, and then Nebraska’s quest for its first win against Minnesota.
Oct 18, 2018
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds – NBA and CJ Cup at Nine Bridges
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On the Wednesday October 17 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke got together with Wes Reynolds to talk about early-season NBA betting tips, derivative betting and strategies. The guys looked at the big Wednesday night card for real-life examples of what we see on the odds board that we can use to our advantage. They also talked about middling and full-game betting strategies. To wrap up the show, the guys talked briefly about the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges as this week’s PGA Tour event. It starts tonight, so you better get involved quickly, but Wes shared some of his outright picks for the winners and some plays he’s considering for matchups.
Oct 17, 2018
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard – NBA, NFL Week 7, & CFB Week 8
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On the Wednesday October 17 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Bryan Leonard of WagerTalk.com for this week’s Sports Wagering Talk segment to hit early-season NBA, NFL Week 7, and college football Week 8. The guys talked about NBA betting strategies at the start of the year and what to look for in the markets. Then, on the football side, the guys talked about Browns vs. Buccaneers and Saints vs. Ravens for Week 7 matchups with interesting betting lines and predictions. They also looked at the MAC for Week 8, with thoughts on Eastern Michigan vs. Ball State, Buffalo vs. Toledo, and Akron vs. Kent State.
Oct 17, 2018
Capping the Card with Ralph Michaels – NBA, NFL Week 7, and CFB Week 8
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On the Tuesday October 16 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Ralph Michaels of WagerTalk.com to look at early-season NBA betting thoughts, NFL Week 7, and College Football Week 8. The guys talked briefly about some NBA betting strategies as the games get underway and talked about the challenges of handicapping so many markets at once. In the NFL, Adam and Ralph talked about Thursday Night Football between the Broncos and Cardinals and also the London game this week between the Titans and Chargers. On the college football side, five games were covered in-depth, including Cincinnati vs. Temple, UCF vs. East Carolina, and Oklahoma vs. TCU. Ralph also shared his top situational and technical plays of the week.
Oct 16, 2018
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing – NFL Week 7, NHL, and CJ Cup
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On the Tuesday October 16 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline to chat Week 7 in the NFL, the big NHL card for Tuesday night, and the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges. We actually hit five different sports betting markets with our two guests on today’s show, starting with the NFL and the Patriots vs. Bears and Texans vs. Jaguars games. The NHL is littered with good spots tonight and also a revenge game in Vegas between the Golden Knights and the Sabres. The guys discussed some of Brian’s likes and dislikes for tonight’s set of games. Then they took a quick look at the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges, a second-year event on the PGA Tour to point out some picks and betting tips.
Oct 16, 2018
Week 8 College Football First Look with Kyle Hunter
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On the Monday October 15 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for this week’s College Football First Look. The guys had a lot of updates to give early in the show, including some key injury notes, some coaching thoughts, thoughts on teams that have a hard road back to the playoff, and some stats and trends that could prove profitable for listeners. As far as games and game breakdowns go, the guys hit on Georgia State vs. Arkansas State, Stanford vs. Arizona State, Colorado State vs. Boise State, and Michigan vs. Michigan State. The Pick Six segment wrapped up another fine segment with one of our favorite guests and an original OG on BangTheBook Radio.
Oct 15, 2018
NFL Week in Review & Monday Night Football Preview – Week 6
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On the Monday October 15 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Joe Everett of Insider Football and DraftScouts for the NFL Week in Review and Monday Night Football preview. The guys started it off with a preview of the 49ers vs. Packers matchup as CJ Beathard attempts to not turn the ball over to Aaron Rodgers too often. On the recap side, Adam and Joe talked about the Brock Osweiler Experience, a fade of the Raiders, the Cardinals with Josh Rosen, the flaws of the LA Rams, and the LA Chargers and their potential uptick as the season goes along.
Oct 15, 2018
The Odds Report with Brent from DSI Sportsbook – CFB Week 7 & NFL Week 6
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On the Friday October 12 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brent, the head risk manager at DSI Sportsbook, to take a look at sharp action in both the college football and NFL betting markets. Three sides and three totals were addressed on the college football side, as well as a few of the other games on the board that have interesting splits. On the NFL side, sides and totals are getting knocked around, including Steelers vs. Bengals and also Chiefs vs. Patriots as there have been some notable early moves and we’re on the lookout for more as the weekend approaches.
Oct 12, 2018
Westgate SuperContest Selections Segment Week 6 2018
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On the Friday October 12 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke gave out his thoughts, picks, and reasoning behind his Week 6 Westgate SuperContest picks. The BangTheBook Podcast entry is off to a rough 8-14-3 start, but at least the information has been solid! Jokes aside, it’s a new week and a new set of games and Adam brought Wes Reynolds on this week to give his thoughts and also bounce opinions off of Adam with another NFL Sunday on the horizon. Adam had four games that are likely to make the card and also added a couple of leans that may include the fifth pick for this week.
Oct 12, 2018
Powers Picks – College Football Week 7 & NFL Week 6
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On the Thursday October 11 edition of BangTheBook Radio, it was all college football all the time with Brad Powers of BradPowersSports.com for this week’s Powers Picks segment. The guys tackled 22 college football games in this segment, with in-depth breakdowns, free picks, leans, and also the Pick Six segment. Games like Purdue vs. Illinois, Duke vs. Georgia Tech, Washington vs. Oregon, Wisconsin vs. Michigan, Iowa vs. Indiana, UCF vs. Memphis, Florida vs. Vanderbilt, Georgia vs. LSU, and Michigan State vs. Penn State were included in today’s detailed game breakdowns. The Pick Six segment featured six games in rapid fire fashion with quick picks and analysis.
Oct 11, 2018
ALCS & NLCS MLB Playoffs Discussion with Host Adam Burke
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On the Thursday October 11 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke took some time at the end of the show to talk about the MLB playoffs and the NLCS between the Dodgers and Brewers and the ALCS between the Astros and Red Sox. He talked about how to hedge futures with those respective teams and also gave his analysis on the two series. Some of his thoughts may surprise you.
Oct 11, 2018
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds – NFL Week 6 & CIMB Classic
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On the Wednesday October 10 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by high-volume handicapper Wes Reynolds to talk team totals betting, NFL Week 6, and the CIMB Classic. A listener question regarding team totals opened up the segment as the guys talked about some betting angles available with those. Then they looked at Rams vs. Broncos and Ravens vs. Titans on the NFL side of the spectrum. NBA and college basketball talk isn’t all that far away, but we’ve got some golf angles to consider this week with the CIMB Classic in Malaysia. It’s a smaller field, so Adam and Wes talked about some good angles for this event and also about some of Wes’s picks for this weekend.
Oct 10, 2018
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard – NFL Week 6 & College Football Week 7
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On the Wednesday October 10 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Bryan Leonard of WagerTalk.com to chat NFL Week 6 and college football Week 7 with a focus on the MAC. The guys hit on Eagles vs. Giants for Thursday Night Football and also Steelers vs. Bengals in a big AFC North rivalry game. On the college football side, it was all MAC, all the time, as Adam and Bryan broke down Toledo vs. Eastern Michigan, Akron vs. Buffalo, Kent State vs. Miami of Ohio, and Ohio vs. Northern Illinois.
Oct 10, 2018
Capping the Card with Ralph Michaels – NFL Week 6 & College Football Week 7
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On the Tuesday October 9 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels of WagerTalk.com for this week’s Capping the Card segment to cover the NFL and college football. The guys hit Chargers vs. Browns and Seahawks vs. Raiders with a look at the first matchup of the year across the pond in London. They talked about what it means and how to handicap those unique travel spots. On the college football side, the guys hit on six games, with looks at tonight’s Appalachian State vs. Arkansas State, Texas Tech vs. TCU, Miami vs. Virginia, Texas A&M vs. South Carolina, Colorado vs. USC, and Ole Miss vs. Arkansas, along with Ralph’s top situational and technical picks of the week.
Oct 09, 2018
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing – NFL Week 6, NHL, & CIMB Classic
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On the Tuesday October 9 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing, the host of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline, for this week’s Betting the Board segment to talk NFL, NHL, and golf. The guys looked at Bears vs. Dolphins and Bills vs. Texans as they broke down some Week 6 NFL matchups. On the NHL side, Adam and Brian took a quick look at tonight’s card with some general NHL betting tips and also some thoughts on what looks good on the ice. They also looked at the CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to find some starting positions and some good betting options.
Oct 09, 2018
Week 7 College Football First Look with Kyle Hunter
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On the Monday October 8 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for the Week 7 College Football First Look. After looking back at Week 6, the guys presented some important stats and trends that will aid your handicapping this week and beyond. They also looked at some teams in line for positive and negative regression that you may want to back this week. On the game breakdowns portion of the show, the guys hit Appalachian State vs. Arkansas State, Texas Tech vs. TCU, Arizona vs. Utah, and Air Force vs. San Diego State. Additional thoughts and picks came via today’s Pick Six segment, including Kyle’s exclusive free pick for show listeners.
Oct 08, 2018
Week 5 NFL Week in Review & Monday Night Football Preview
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On the Monday October 8 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Joe Everett of DraftScouts and Insider Football for the Week 5 NFL Week in Review & Monday Night Football Preview. Adam and Joe took a detailed look at the Redskins vs. Saints MNF game and recapped what we saw in Week 5. The guys looked at the undervalued and underrated Bengals, the mess that is the reigning Super Bowl champs, the Vance Joseph era in Denver, the Packers, and the Cardinals and Josh Rosen.
Oct 08, 2018
Westgate SuperContest Selections Segment Week 5 2018
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On the Friday October 5 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke shared his thoughts and picks for Week 5 of the 2018 Westgate SuperContest. He enlisted the help of Wes Reynolds to further analyze and break down the games, as Adam talked about four games that appear to be picks on what is a very tough NFL betting board, especially in the SuperContest. The guys talked about the influential odds team at the Westgate and what they’ve done with this week’s board, as a lot of games are sitting on flat key numbers and how that has an impact on what people decide to do this week with their picks. There is some game theory involved, along with what is just a difficult handicap.
Oct 05, 2018
The Odds Report with Brent from DSI Sportsbook – CFB Week 6 & NFL Week 5
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On the Friday October 5 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brent, the head risk manager at DSI Sportsbook, for this week’s version of The Odds Report. Sharp money is hitting the board hot and heavy in college football and the NFL and you need to know about those sides and totals. Several sides were discussed in college football, including one of this weekend’s marquee games. On the NFL side, it was more about totals than sides this week, but the Jaguars vs. Chiefs game has gotten a lot of attention this week on the show and it got a lot of attention on this segment as well.
Oct 05, 2018
Powers Picks – College Football Week 6
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On the Thursday October 4 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brad Powers of BradPowersSports.com. If you want 20 college football betting breakdowns for Week 6, this is the place to find them. The guys hit on 20 games across this segment, including the Pick Six at the end of the bit. Games discussed included Syracuse vs. Pitt, Boston College vs. NC State, Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech, Utah vs. Stanford, Iowa vs. Minnesota, Florida State vs. Miami, and listener requests on Maryland vs. Michigan and Rice vs. UTSA.
Oct 04, 2018
Picks & Predictions with Tony George – NFL Week 5 and CFB Week 6
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On the Thursday October 4 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Tony George of Doc’s Sports for this week’s Picks & Predictions segment. The guys took a look at Jaguars vs. Chiefs and Packers vs. Lions during the NFL portion of the segment, as those are two games getting a lot of run this week. On the college side, they stuck with one of Tony’s specialties, the Big 12, to look at Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State and the Red River Rivalry in Dallas between Oklahoma and Texas.
Oct 04, 2018
MLB Playoffs and Futures Hedging Discussion with Host Adam Burke
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On the Wednesday October 3 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke talked about the MLB playoffs and some hedging opportunities for the futures that he discussed over the summer on The Bettor’s Box. Adam talked specifically about the Indians, a hedge that he recommended at multiple points this season, but also talked about the other series and the other hedging opportunities that are out there on the board. He gave some general MLB playoff betting tips for those that want to invest on a game-by-game basis and broke down some of the early lines and series prices.
Oct 03, 2018
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds – NFL Week 5 and Safeway Open
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On the Wednesday October 3 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds for a smorgasbord of topics as the guys looked at NFL Week 5, the Safeway Open, and the start of the NHL season. Dolphins vs. Bengals and Raiders vs. Chargers were the games on the NFL side, as Wes talked about some betting strategies that you can look to incorporate if you miss the best of the number. On the PGA Tour side, we’re right back at it this week with the Safeway Open at Silverado CC. Wes talked about some of his golf strategies and also some picks for this weekend. In the NHL, the guys took a quick look at some derivative betting opportunities and some general betting tips.
Oct 03, 2018
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard – NFL Week 5 and CFB Week 6
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On the Wednesday October 3 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Bryan Leonard of WagerTalk.com for this week’s Sports Wagering Talk segment. The guys chatted about Jaguars vs. Chiefs and Vikings vs. Eagles as a couple of marquee games this weekend in the NFL. On the college football side, the guys talked about betting during conference play and about how your handicap should change a little bit. They looked at the Eastern Michigan vs. Western Michigan rivalry game and also checked out Buffalo vs. Central Michigan, Fresno State vs. Nevada, and New Mexico vs. UNLV.
Oct 03, 2018
Capping the Card with Ralph Michaels – NFL Week 5 and CFB Week 6
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On the Tuesday October 2 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels for a look at Week 5 in the NFL and Week 6 in college football. The guys took a look at Ravens vs. Browns and also handicapped Falcons vs. Steelers with their NFL breakdowns. It’s almost all conference play now in college football, so that was a topic of discussion on today’s show as Ralph talked about how conference play changes the handicap. Then the guys broke down Georgia Tech vs. Louisville, LSU vs. Florida, Arizona State vs. Colorado, Kentucky vs. Texas A&M, and Oklahoma vs. Texas. Ralph ended the segment with his top situational and technical plays of the week.
Oct 02, 2018
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing – NFL Week 5 & NHL Preview
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On the Wednesday October 2 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline to chat Week 5 of the NFL season and the start of the NHL season. After a brief recap of the Ryder Cup, the guys talked about Week 5 NFL, with thoughts on Colts vs. Patriots on Thursday Night Football and Titans vs. Bills. On the NHL side of the show, they talked about some general NHL betting tips and angles that you want to look to use to your advantage as the season goes along. They also talked about some teams that Brian likes and some teams that he doesn’t as play gets underway for the 2018-19 season.
Oct 02, 2018
Week 6 College Football First Look with Kyle Hunter
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On the Monday October 1 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com to recap Week 5 and break down Week 6 in our College Football First Look. The guys were both out of commission this weekend, so they talked about how to play catch up and what to do when you get behind a bit in the betting world. They also hit on some injuries and key betting trends. Weeknight game breakdowns of Tulsa vs. Houston, Georgia State vs. Troy, Middle Tennessee vs. Marshall, and Utah State vs. BYU were included on today’s show, as well as Tulane vs. Cincinnati by listener request. The Pick Six segment featured six more games in rapid fire fashion, including Kyle’s exclusive free pick for show listeners.
Oct 01, 2018
NFL Week in Review & Monday Night Football Preview Week 4
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On the Monday October 1 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Joe Everett of DraftScouts and Insider Football for the NFL Week in Review & Monday Night Football Preview. Adam and Joe broke down Chiefs vs. Broncos for the MNF game and then recapped some of what we saw in Week 4. The guys hit on the Falcons, Texans, Bears, Seahawks, and Browns during their recap of the weekend with some important analysis and betting tips to help you bang the books this week and beyond.
Oct 01, 2018
The Odds Report with Brent from DSI Sportsbook – CFB Week 5 & NFL Week 4
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On the Friday September 28 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brent, the head risk manager at DSI Sportsbook. There has been a lot of sharp money bet in the college football and NFL betting markets this week and Brent talked about the hits that he got at his place of business. This is such a great segment because it allows listeners to see which sides are sharp and also helps listeners determine which games are setting up as sharp vs. public sides. Some marquee college football games are setting up that way and so are some Week 4 NFL matchups. You definitely don’t want to miss this segment.
Sep 28, 2018
2018 Westgate SuperContest Selections Segment Week 4
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On the Friday September 28 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke shared his NFL Week 4 thoughts for the BangTheBook Podcast entry in the Westgate SuperContest. This week, Wes Reynolds joined Adam to break down the card and give his thoughts on the four picks and the set of leans that Adam discussed on the show. Adam also gave a breakdown of the contest field so far, last week’s results, and an update on all three of our BangTheBook entries.
Sep 28, 2018
Powers Picks – NFL Week 4 & College Football Week 5
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On the Thursday September 27 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brad Powers from BradPowersSports.com for this week’s Powers Picks segment. The guys hit Texans vs. Colts for a cameo appearance by the NFL on this show, but then it was all about college football. A long list of CFB games were on the show, including Virginia Tech vs. Duke, Utah vs. Washington State, Ohio State vs. Penn State, West Virginia vs. Texas Tech, Michigan vs. Northwestern, and Oregon vs. Cal. What makes this show so special, though, is that they also hit Florida Atlantic vs. Middle Tennessee, Louisiana Tech vs. North Texas, and Boise State vs. Wyoming.
Sep 27, 2018
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard – NFL Week 4 & CFB Week 5
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On the Wednesday September 26 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Bryan Leonard of WagerTalk.com to survey NFL Week 4 and College Football Week 5. The guys looked at increased totals in the NFL and talked about the impact that it has had on teaser betting, if any. They also looked at Texans vs. Colts and Ravens vs. Steelers. On the college side of things, the guys talked about their biggest adjustments up or down in their power ratings since the beginning of the season. Then they looked at three MAC matchups with NIU vs. Eastern Michigan, Kent State vs. Ball State, and Western Michigan vs. Miami of Ohio to break down strength of schedule differences and what they mean going into conference play.
Sep 26, 2018
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds – Ryder Cup & Football Derivatives
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On the Wednesday September 26 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds to talk about derivative betting for NFL Week 4 and CFB Week 5, as well as a breakdown of the Ryder Cup. On the Ryder Cup side, the guys talked about some of the potential pairings and also looked at some of the prop bets that are out there with top point scorers for each team, for the tournament overall, and about how Le Golf National will line up for the players on both teams. Are increased totals having an impact on Wes’s derivative betting style? Are coaching mismatches actionable information for the first half and/or the second half?
Sep 26, 2018
Capping the Card with Ralph Michaels – NFL Week 4 & CFB Week 5
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On the Tuesday September 25 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Ralph Michaels from WagerTalk.com for this week’s Capping the Card segment to talk NFL Week 4 and college football Week 5. The guys started in the NFL with some early-season assessments and some strength of schedule discussions. They also looked at Jets vs. Jaguars and Browns vs. Raiders. On the college football side, they looked again at strength of schedule mismatches and looked to see if there were any actionable betting edges for Week 5 as a result. They hit South Carolina vs. Kentucky, Indiana vs. Rutgers, BYU vs. Washington, Oklahoma State vs. Kansas, and Stanford vs. Notre Dame as games per listener request. Ralph’s top situational and technical plays of the week ended the show with some free picks.
Sep 25, 2018
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing – NFL Week 4 and Ryder Cup
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On the Tuesday September 25 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing, the host of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline, for this week’s Betting the Board segment. The guys talked about Week 4 of the NFL with thoughts on Vikings vs. Rams and Dolphins vs. Patriots to see if there are any good betting angles for those matchups. The Ryder Cup was the focal point of this segment, as the guys discussed prop betting opportunities, the odds to win, Le Golf National, and the potential pairings. Matchup betting is a big deal in this event with the match play format, so there will be a lot of opportunities to bet as the week goes along.
Sep 25, 2018
Week 5 College Football First Look with Kyle Hunter
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On the Monday September 24 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for this week’s College Football First Look. With Joe Everett unable to join us to chat NFL, Adam and Kyle hit the Monday Night Football game between the Steelers and Buccaneers and also talked a bit about early-week NFL betting compared to college football. Adam and Kyle talked a lot about injuries, stats, trends, and important betting angles on the college football side of the card today. They looked at teams in line for turnover regression that could be worth fading as we move forward. They also touched on the totals market, which is Kyle’s area of expertise. As far as individual games, the guys hit UNC vs. Miami FL, UCLA vs. Colorado, Ohio State vs. Penn State, and Arkansas State vs. Georgia Southern. The Pick Six segment wrapped up the show with some free picks in rapid fire fashion.
Sep 24, 2018
Westgate SuperContest Selections Segment Week 3
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On the Friday September 21 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke talked about his NFL picks and betting thoughts for Week 3 of the Westgate SuperContest. The BangTheBook Podcast entry is off to a rough start with a 3-6-1 record, but Adam is seeing the card well this week and confidently talked about three picks and then referred to a list of leans that will make up the rest of the card. Our SuperContest Gold entry is 7-2-1 and we’re tied for first. While those picks weren’t directly discussed because it is a collaborative effort, some of Adam’s picks from the show will make that card, so you’ll get a bit of an idea on where we’re looking to go with that.
Sep 21, 2018
The Odds Report with Brent from DSI Sportsbook – CFB Week 4 & NFL Week 3
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On the Friday September 21 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brent, the head risk manager at DSI Sportsbook, to talk about sharp money in the college football and NFL betting markets for this week’s action. Brent talked about where the money came in and what the lines have done as a result. The guys also talked about the function of the line and what different line moves mean. It’s important to trust your numbers and Brent had some important revelations on the show about exactly that. It will change the way that you look at the betting market and it will give you a different perspective that could give you a lot of confidence moving forward.
Sep 21, 2018
Powers Picks – NFL Week 3 and College Football Week 4
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On the Thursday September 20 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brad Powers from BradPowersSports.com for this week’s Powers Picks segment. Strap in for this one because the guys talked about 16 college football games and two NFL games. They started in the NFL with Patriots vs. Lions on Sunday Night Football and then Steelers vs. Buccaneers on Monday Night Football. On the college side, FAU vs. UCF opened the floodgates and the guys hit nine more games in-depth, including Michigan State vs. Indiana, Arizona vs. Oregon State, and Wisconsin vs. Iowa before wrapping up with six more games in the Pick Six segment.
Sep 20, 2018
Picks & Predictions with Tony George – CFB Week 4 & NFL Week 3
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On the Thursday September 20 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Tony George from Doc’s Sports for this week’s Picks & Predictions segment. The guys hit two games in each betting market with analysis of Nebraska vs. Michigan and TCU vs. Texas on the college football side. In the NFL, they looked at the Pat Mahomes hype in the 49ers vs. Chiefs game and then also looked at Cowboys vs. Seahawks to see if there is a reason to bet on either of those two teams.
Sep 20, 2018
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard – NFL Week 3 & CFB Week 4
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On the Wednesday September 19 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Bryan Leonard of WagerTalk.com for this week’s Sports Wagering Talk about NFL Week 3 and college football Week 4. The guys took a survey of the NFL market to look for some overreactions and some lines that appear to be off based on recency bias or overadjustment. They also looked at Saints vs. Falcons and Chargers vs. Rams. On the college football side of things, Adam and Bryan talked about the MAC as a whole and tried to determine if the MAC is just a bad conference for 2018. They looked at Miami of Ohio vs. Bowling Green, Western Michigan vs. Georgia State, and also UNLV vs. Arkansas State to hit some Group of Five games with intriguing betting angles.
Sep 19, 2018
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds – NFL Week 3 & CFB Week 4
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On the Wednesday September 19 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds, a well-known high-volume handicapper, to discuss derivative betting and how it can be applied to this week in the football market and beyond. Wes makes a lot of plays on a daily and weekly basis by doing a lot of half wagering to go along with traditional full-game betting. The guys talked about the pros and cons of that betting strategy and also talked about what signs to look for in the betting market when it comes to that type of approach. This was a fascinating segment on a very unique style of betting and you definitely don’t want to miss it.
Sep 19, 2018
Capping the Card with Ralph Michaels – NFL Week 3 & College Football Week 4
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On the Tuesday September 18 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels from WagerTalk.com to look at Week 3 of the NFL and Week 4 in college football. The guys started with NFL adjustments and looked at Jets vs. Browns, Packers vs. Redskins, and Bears vs. Cardinals. On the college football side of things, they chatted about power ratings adjustments and other things of note for Week 4, including some teams that are actually getting into conference play or are facing real opponents. They also looked at NC State vs. Marshall, Boston College vs. Purdue, Stanford vs. Oregon, and Texas A&M vs. Alabama. The Pick Six segment ended the show with six games in rapid fire fashion.
Sep 18, 2018
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing – NFL Week 3 & Tour Championship
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On the Tuesday September 18 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing, the host of Sportsbook Radio, to talk NFL Week 3 and the FedEx Cup playoffs finale. On the NFL side of things, the guys talked about Week 2 with a lot of underdogs getting to the window and a lot of great quarterback play. They touched on Bengals vs. Panthers, Broncos vs. Ravens, and Bills vs. Vikings. With the Tour Championship beginning on Thursday, Brian has had more time to look at the odds and study the course and he has some good betting tips for this week and some strong betting strategies for the event.
Sep 18, 2018
Week 4 College Football First Look with Kyle Hunter
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On the Monday September 17 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for this week’s College Football First Look. The guys had a lot to discuss from Week 3, including upsets, injuries, perception, stats, trends, and barking underdogs. With games, they looked at the four weeknight games with Tulsa vs. Temple, Florida Atlantic vs. Central Florida, Penn State vs. Illinois, and Washington State vs. USC. The Pick Six segment featured six more games in rapid fire fashion and Kyle’s exclusive free pick for show listeners.
Sep 17, 2018
NFL Week in Review & Monday Night Football Preview – Week 2
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On the Monday September 17 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Joe Everett of NFL Draft Bible for our NFL Week in Review & Monday Night Football Preview. The guys hit the MNF game between the Seahawks and Bears to start off the segment with some matchup advantages and notes on Seattle’s injuries. On the recap side of the segment, Adam and Joe had an AFC South-heavy show, with thoughts on the Titans and their win over the Texans, the Jaguars and their win over the Patriots, an impressive showing for the Colts against the Redskins, and a look at the Giants and a putrid Sunday Night Football performance.
Sep 17, 2018
The Odds Report with Brent from DSI Sportsbook – CFB Week 3 & NFL Week 2
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On the Friday September 14 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brent, the head risk manager at DSI Sportsbook, for this week’s version of The Odds Report. Sharp money is out there in both the college football and NFL betting markets, so the guys took a look at the sides and totals that have moved as a result of those well-respected bets. Along the way, they talked about sharp vs. public splits, wager counts, money counts, and about where these lines may end up going by closing time.
Sep 14, 2018
Westgate SuperContest Selections Week 2
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On the Friday September 14 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke talked with Wes Reynolds about Week 2 of the Westgate SuperContest and shared his picks and leans for this week’s NFL card. Wes is in the contest as part of a group entry and the guys talked about some of the strategies involved and what makes this contest so particularly challenging despite the relatively easy set of rules. The guys looked at Adam’s picks and leans and had some back and forth on those sides and also talked about their thought processes with some overreaction lines and some additional analysis.
Sep 14, 2018
Powers Picks – Week 2 NFL & Week 3 College Football
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On the Thursday September 13 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brad Powers of BradPowersSports.com for this week’s Powers Picks segment. The guys started in the NFL with some general Week 1 to Week 2 thoughts and looked at Giants vs. Cowboys on Sunday Night Football and Seahawks vs. Bears on Monday Night Football. On the college football side of the things, Adam and Brad successfully got through 17 games today, including a little bit of love for the FCS as Northern Iowa visits Iowa and Eastern Washington visits Washington State. Fifteen FBS games were covered either in-depth or during the Pick Six segment, so you want to make sure that you’re tuned in for that.
Sep 13, 2018
Picks & Predictions with Tony George – Week 2 NFL & Week 3 CFB
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On the Thursday September 13 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Tony George of Doc’s Sports for this week’s Picks & Predictions segment. This week, the guys looked at the NFL for some Week 1 to Week 2 overreactions and then looked at Lions vs. 49ers and Raiders vs. Broncos. On the college side, they touched on the Big 12, which has been one of Tony’s specialties in his career, with looks at Troy vs. Nebraska, Boise State vs. Oklahoma State, and USC vs. Texas.
Sep 13, 2018
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard – NFL Week 2 & CFB Week 3
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On the Wednesday September 12 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Bryan Leonard to talk Week 2 of the NFL season and Week 3 of the college football season. The guys are both in the Golden Nugget Ultimate Football Challenge and talked about that contest, its format, and some strategies. Week 1 to Week 2 overreactions are prevalent in the NFL market, so Adam and Bryan looked at those, along with a breakdown of Colts vs. Redskins and Dolphins vs. Jets. On the college football side, they talked about evaluating Group of Five teams in non-conference games against better opponents and looked at Miami vs. Toledo, Ohio vs. Virginia, and Akron vs. Northwestern.
Sep 12, 2018
MLB Betting Tips with Host Adam Burke September 12, 2018
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On the Wednesday September 12 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke wrapped up the show with some thoughts on the world of Major League Baseball and looked at some betting angles to consider and some picks for Wednesday and Thursday night. It is a very tough time of year to be betting baseball, but there are still opportunities out there for those that are doing the research. Adam cautioned listeners about betting on baseball if they haven’t been plugged in and also looked at some value plays and some thoughts for the next two days of action.
Sep 12, 2018
Capping the Card with Ralph Michaels – NFL Week 2 & College Football Week 3
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On the Tuesday September 11 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels from WagerTalk.com for this week’s Capping the Card segment to look at Week 2 in the NFL and Week 3 in college football. The guys talked about a lot of NFL betting overreactions to what we saw in Week 1 and also hit on Panthers vs. Falcons and Browns vs. Saints. On the college side of things, the guys talked about adjustments based on performance and injury. They also looked at Vanderbilt vs. Notre Dame, Houston vs. Texas Tech, and Alabama vs. Ole Miss. The Pick Six segment and a great NFL betting system wrapped up the show.
Sep 11, 2018
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing – NFL Week 2 & Tour Championship
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On the Tuesday September 11 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline to talk NFL Week 2 and the Tour Championship FedEx Cup playoffs finale. The guys looked at some betting overreactions in the NFL market for Week 2 and also took a deep dive into Ravens vs. Bengals, Chiefs vs. Steelers, and Eagles vs. Buccaneers. The Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club is the FedEx Cup playoffs final event and Brian talked about the conditions of the course and the picks that he has for this week’s action.
Sep 11, 2018
Week 3 College Football First Look with Kyle Hunter
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On the Monday September 10 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for this week’s College Football First Look. The guys recapped Week 2 with a couple of misleading scores and some interesting stats and trends. They also talked about weather and betting totals as we’ll have some chances this week once again. Looking ahead to Week 3, the guys touched on Boston College vs. Wake Forest, Florida State vs. Syracuse, Boise State vs. Oklahoma State, and Arizona State vs. San Diego State. They also covered six games in rapid fire fashion during the Pick Six segment with free picks and analysis.
Sep 10, 2018
NFL Week in Review & Monday Night Football Preview Week 1
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On the Monday September 10 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Joe Everett of NFL Draft Bible for the NFL Week in Review and Monday Night Football Preview. The guys had two Monday Night Football games to discuss today, as they looked at Jets vs. Lions and Rams vs. Raiders to find some betting matchup advantages and some angles to exploit. With the Week in Review portion, the guys talked about the Chicago Bears, Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, and Atlanta Falcons to look at pros and cons for both teams from Week 1.
Sep 10, 2018
The Odds Report with Brent from DSI Sportsbook – CFB Week 2 & NFL Week 1
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On the Friday September 7 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brent, a risk manager at DSI Sportsbook, for this week’s version of The Odds Report. Brent opened the segment by talking about what his job entails and what he is trying to achieve. The guys had a list of college football games and NFL games with sharp action, the numbers at which those lines were hit, and also talked about what listeners can use this information for in order to have success this weekend and beyond.
Sep 07, 2018
Cappers Cup and SuperContest Picks Week 1
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On the Friday September 7 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Scott Cooley of DSI Sportsbook to talk about the exciting contests going on at DSI and also to chat about the SuperContest. The Cappers Cup is DSI’s version of the SuperContest and is one of three great contests in play for the NFL season. The guys also talked a little bit about Adam’s SuperContest picks, as he discussed three strong opinions and a couple of games that could end up making it onto the card. The guys talked about the challenges and some of the intricacies of the contest that make it so difficult.
Sep 07, 2018
Powers Picks – Week 2 College Football
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Please excuse the audio issues on today's show. On the Thursday September 6 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brad Powers from BradPowersSports.com to talk Week 2 college football. We had a long list of games requested by our listeners to get through and the guys did so in quick, but detailed fashion, with thoughts on Eastern Michigan vs. Purdue, Air Force vs. Florida Atlantic, New Mexico State vs. Utah State, Georgia vs. South Carolina, Colorado vs. Nebraska, Clemson vs. Texas A&M, Kentucky vs. Florida, Arkansas vs. Colorado State, and Cal vs. BYU. Six more games came in rapid fire fashion with this week’s Pick Six segment adding some more free picks and flare to today’s show.
Sep 06, 2018
Picks & Predictions with Tony George – NFL Week 1
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Please excuse some audio troubles that we had today. On the Thursday September 6 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Tony George from Doc’s Sports for this week’s Picks & Predictions segment. The guys hit on a couple of Big 12 college football games, with Mississippi State vs. Kansas State and Iowa State vs. Iowa, but mostly focus on the NFL. Tony talked about the differences in handicapping the NFL versus college football and then the guys looked at 49ers vs. Vikings, Bengals vs. Colts, and Bears vs. Packers to finish out a strong edition of the show.
Sep 06, 2018
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard – NFL Week 1 & CFB Week 2
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On the Wednesday September 5 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Bryan Leonard from WagerTalk.com for this week’s Sports Wagering Talk segment. The guys talked NFL teaser betting for Week 1 and beyond and also compared lines from the start of the preseason to now to see if there have been any overreactions. On the college football side of things, Adam and Bryan talked about Week 1 to Week 2 power ratings adjustments and then looked at three games in detail, with thoughts on Western Michigan vs. Michigan, Fresno State vs. Minnesota, and Cincinnati vs. Miami of Ohio.
Sep 05, 2018
September MLB Betting Discussion with Host Adam Burke
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On the Wednesday September 5 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke spent some time talking Major League Baseball, as we can’t forget about the games that are still going on and the pennant races that will lead us to the end of the season. Adam talked about some of the things that he is focused on, some performances that may or may not be sustainable, and some free picks for Wednesday and Thursday.
Sep 05, 2018
College Football Capping with Ralph Michaels – NFL Week 1 & CFB Week 2
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On the Tuesday September 4 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels of WagerTalk.com to take a look at NFL Week 1 and college football Week 2. The guys started in the NFL with some betting angles and considerations from Ralph for those looking to bet the pros. Most of the segment focused on college football, though, as the guys hit on Week 1 overreactions, adjustments from what we saw, Duke vs. Northwestern, Nevada vs. Vanderbilt, Utah vs. Northern Illinois, and USC vs. Stanford. The Pick Six segment featured thoughts on six more games in rapid fire fashion with picks and analysis.
Sep 04, 2018
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing – NFL Week 1 & BMW Championship
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On the Tuesday September 4 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing, the host of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline, for a breakdown of Week 1 of the NFL season and the BMW Championship. Adam and Brian put a bow on the preseason and talked about what, if anything, should be carried over to the regular season. They discussed Falcons vs. Eagles, Bills vs. Ravens, and Titans vs. Dolphins. On the golf betting side of things, Adam and Brian discussed the BMW Championship FedEx Cup playoffs event at Aronimink Golf Club. Aronimink hasn’t hosted a PGA event since 2011, so course form data is out the window. Brian talked about some of the players he likes and his handicap of the course in advance of Thursday’s opening round.
Sep 04, 2018
Week 2 College Football First Look with Kyle Hunter
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On the Monday September 3 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for this week’s College Football First Look. Week 1 was a tough one for both guys, but they are back on the horse right away for Week 2. The guys talked about making power ratings adjustments and about how to evaluate teams with just one data point. They also looked at some misleading scores. Four games went under the microscope with in-depth analysis, as they talked TCU vs. SMU, Memphis vs. Navy, Georgia vs. South Carolina, and Arizona vs. Houston, a game requested by our listeners. The Pick Six segment wrapped up the show with six picks in rapid fire fashion for Week 2 matchups.
Sep 03, 2018
NFL Week in Review & Week 1 Preview with Joe Everett
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On the Monday September 3 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Joe Everett of NFL Draft Bible for our NFL Week in Review and Week 1 Preview. The guys talked about the Khalil Mack trade between the Raiders and the Bears and also looked at some roster decisions at the end of the preseason. They talked about Sam Darnold and the Jets, Nathan Peterman and the Bills, and the addition of Teddy Bridgewater for the Seattle Seahawks.
Sep 03, 2018
Host Adam Burke on College Football Week 1 & the MLB Weekend
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On the Friday August 31 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke talked about the games that we haven’t hit yet this week on the show and also gave out some MLB betting tips for the weekend. This is a combination of the intro and the ending segments from Friday’s edition of the show. To start off the segment, Adam talked about the free contests at BangTheBook.com and also the contests being offered by our friends at DSI Sportsbook. BangTheBook will have college and NFL SuperContests that will feature cash prizes. DSI is doing The Cappers Cup, its version of the SuperContest, and also NFL Survivor and an NFL Bet The Board contest. In the final part of the segment, Adam hit on college football games we haven’t touched this week, like Western Kentucky vs. Wisconsin, Central Michigan vs. Kentucky, UTSA vs. Arizona State, and Bowling Green vs. Oregon. He also gave some MLB betting tips for tonight and this weekend.
Aug 31, 2018
College Football Breakdown with BTB Writer Rich Lammons – Week 1
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On the Friday August 31 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke spoke with BangTheBook writer Rich Lammons about home field advantage, Washington vs. Auburn, and Houston vs. Rice. This was a good opportunity to get one of our writers on the program, after Rich joined us this summer to write Big 12 win totals and also win totals for the NFC South. He had some good thoughts on that marquee game, but really had some good words on the Houston vs. Rice matchup. The guys also talked about Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech and wrapped up the segment with Rich’s bullet points on the four teams in the NFC South.
Aug 31, 2018
Powers Picks – College Football Week 1
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On the Thursday August 30 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brad Powers from BradPowersSports.com to take a look at Week 1 of the college football season. The guys covered 14, yes, 14, games on today’s segment. They went in-depth on Appalachian State vs. Penn State, Middle Tennessee State vs. Vanderbilt, West Virginia vs. Tennessee, North Carolina vs. Cal, Washington State vs. Wyoming, Michigan vs. Notre Dame, Miami vs. LSU, and Virginia Tech vs. Florida State. For good measure, they hit six more games during the Pick Six segment with rapid fire thoughts and picks on random games throughout the card. You don’t want to miss any of Brad’s segments and that is especially true this week.
Aug 30, 2018
Picks & Predictions with Tony George – College Football Week 1
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On the Thursday August 30 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Tony George of Doc’s Sports to break down some Week 1 college football betting action. The guys looked at the matchup between Colorado State and Colorado in Denver and also looked at Texas vs. Maryland, Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech, and Michigan vs. Notre Dame. Stay tuned for more surprises along the way as the guys touched quickly on Week 4 of the preseason and also Tony’s thoughts on today’s MLB card in the midst of a strong season.
Aug 30, 2018
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard – Week 1 College Football
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On the Wednesday August 29 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Bryan Leonard from WagerTalk.com for this week’s Sports Wagering Talk to break down Week 1 of the college football season. After a brief check-in with last week’s games and adjustments, the guys focused on the weekend ahead, with thoughts on Wake Forest vs. Tulane, Akron vs. Nebraska, UNLV vs. USC, Michigan vs. Notre Dame, Louisville vs. Alabama, and Navy vs. Hawaii.
Aug 29, 2018
NFL Week in Review & Betting Tips with Joe Everett
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On the Wednesday August 29 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Joe Everett of NFL Draft Bible for a review of Week 3 of the NFL Preseason and a preview on select teams for the upcoming season. Joe’s scouting and talent evaluation background comes in handy for us early and often when it comes to the NFL. The guys focused on the Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers, Oakland Raiders, and Tennessee Titans during this segment, as they looked at progress on both sides of the ball for these teams with regards to betting overs, unders, or siding with them in Week 1 and beyond.
Aug 29, 2018
College Football Capping with Ralph Michaels – Week 1
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On the Tuesday August 28 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels from WagerTalk.com for this week’s College Football Capping segment. The guys had a lot to discuss on Tuesday, as they chatted about power ratings updates from Week 0 and about updates to news that has broken recently. They hit five games in depth, with a focus on Syracuse vs. Western Michigan, San Diego State vs. Stanford, FAU vs. Oklahoma, NIU vs. Iowa, and Washington vs. Auburn. Ralph also took his first crack at the Pick Six segment with six games in rapid fire fashion to give brief thoughts and picks and leans on those games.
Aug 28, 2018
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing – Preseason Week 4 & Dell Technologies Championship
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On the Tuesday August 28 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing, the host of Sportsbook Radio, to chat about Week 4 of the NFL Preseason and the Dell Technologies Championship. The backups and the guys battling for jobs will decide bets this week. Are there any betting angles worth playing and considering? How should bettors approach this week? The Dell Technologies Championship is the second event of the FedEx Cup playoffs. Dustin Johnson is favored at TPC Boston, with Rory McIlroy back in the mix and Tiger Woods also on hand. Who does Brian like this weekend and what course elements will be in play that will create some additional betting opportunities?
Aug 28, 2018
Week 1 College Football First Look with Kyle Hunter
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On the Monday August 27 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for this week’s College Football First Look. The guys recapped what we saw in Week 0 with a discussion on how to evaluate and update power ratings and then flipped the page to Week 1. They hit the four main Thursday games with UCF vs. UConn, Northwestern vs. Purdue, New Mexico State vs. Minnesota, and Wake Forest vs. Tulane. They also brought back the Pick Six segment with six games in rapid fire fashion with bulletpoints, picks, and leans on a six-pack of Week 1 action.
Aug 27, 2018
Pac-12 South & Big 12 College Football Discussion with Locky Lockerson
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On the Friday August 24 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Ken Barkley, aka Locky Lockerson, to break down the Pac-12 South, the Big 12, and to get a different opinion on Wyoming vs. New Mexico State. The top of the show was interesting as the guys had a back-and-forth about power ratings and about the ways that they need to be used while discussing that Cowboys vs. Aggies matchup. The Pac-12 South stands out as an interesting division with a weak favorite and some teams that could make a move up the standings. The guys looked at new coaches and the returning ones to find some edges. They also talked about the Big 12 and whether or not anybody can run down Oklahoma. Finally, they chatted about Ohio State’s futures price and the value it provides.
Aug 24, 2018
Rest of Season MLB Betting Tips with Host Adam Burke
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On the Friday August 24 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke spent a few minutes discussing the rest of the MLB betting season and about how bettors should approach some of the different storylines and wagering angles that are out there. Adam cautioned listeners against the emotional appeals put forth by media members and also talked about what to look for in some of those situations.
Aug 24, 2018
Powers Picks – Week 0 & Week 1 College Football
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On the Thursday August 23 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke discussed Week 0 and Week 1 college football games with professional handicapper Brad Powers of BradPowersSports.com. The guys took a look at the Urban Meyer suspension and talked about whether or not it affects anything for them from a power ratings and projected line standpoint. Four games are coming up on Saturday, so Adam and Brad hit all of those matchups and then moved on to talk about Week 1. These lines have sat around dormant for a while, but we’re going to start to see some movement. They talked about what listeners can expect from the market and then looked at the Thursday games to get a head start on those Week 1 matchups.
Aug 23, 2018
Picks & Predictions with Tony George – NFL Preseason Week 3
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On the Thursday August 23 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke talked with professional handicapper Tony George from Doc’s Sports about Week 3 of the NFL Preseason. It is “Dress Rehearsal Week” for most of the league’s teams. Adam and Tony focused on two games in detail, with a look at the Chiefs vs. Bears and also the Texans vs. Rams. The guys also talked about the college football betting market as we head into Week 1 and forecasted when line moves will start to happen and when some of the money will get into the marketplace.
Aug 23, 2018
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard – Late-Season MLB & Big 12 Preview
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On the Wednesday August 22 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke discussed late-season MLB betting and the Big 12 with professional handicapper Bryan Leonard of WagerTalk.com. With football games in full force starting next week, we won’t have a ton of time for baseball, so Adam and Bryan talked about what bettors should focus on for the remainder of the season. The Big 12 is Oklahoma and then everybody else, so it made for a really interesting discussion about how teams are placed in the power ratings and also about teams that could be buy or sell teams in that conference as the season goes along.
Aug 22, 2018
College Football Poll Discussion & Analytics with Ed Feng of The Power Rank
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On the Wednesday August 22 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Ed Feng of The Power Rank to discuss college football polls and regression analysis handicapping. Most people believe that the polls don’t mean anything, but Ed had a different take on what we can use that information for in a college football betting sense. Dr. Feng has a PhD from Stanford in applied math, so he uses a lot of those elements in his handicapping. The guys talked about how to use linear regression to find value in the college football betting market for both teams to buy and teams to sell for the upcoming season.
Aug 22, 2018
College Football Capping with Ralph Michaels – Week 0 & Sun Belt Preview
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On the Tuesday August 21 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels from WagerTalk.com to chat Week 3 NFL Preseason, Week 0 college football, and the Sun Belt Conference. We got Ralph’s NFL exhibition thoughts for this week, including some takes on the coaches and the betting angles that are in play. Most of the segment focused on college football, as the guys talked about Wyoming vs. New Mexico State, Hawaii vs. Colorado State, and some early-season betting angles that have been profitable. An in-depth look at the Sun Belt Conference wrapped up this week’s segment with Ralph, including one of his top futures picks on the board.
Aug 21, 2018
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing – Preseason Week 3 & The Northern Trust
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On the Tuesday August 21 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing, the host of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline, to chat Week 3 of the NFL Preseason and The Northern Trust. The Dress Rehearsal week is upon us in the NFL, so we have some different considerations this week. Adam and Brian talked about some betting angles for the games, including Eagles vs. Browns on Thursday, and what bettors should be looking for in the NFLX lines. The Northern Trust is the first FedEx Cup playoffs event, so you know that Brian has thoughts on that handicap. We’ll only see really strong fields from here on out, including this week at Ridgewood CC. Brian shared his picks and his betting tips for this weekend’s playoff event, including his thoughts on Tiger Woods, favorites Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka, and long shot picks.
Aug 21, 2018
College Football First Look Week 0 with Kyle Hunter
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On the Monday August 20 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for this week’s College Football First Look. It is Week 0 and the guys discussed the two FBS vs. FBS matchups, as Wyoming faces New Mexico State and Hawaii visits Colorado State. The guys talked about how to approach these games and what to look for this week. After looking at those matchups, Adam and Kyle took a deep dive into the ACC, as they looked at heavy favorites Clemson and Miami, but also went down the board to look at teams like Florida State, Boston College, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, and more.
Aug 20, 2018
NFL Week in Review & Monday Night Football Preview – Preseason Week 2
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On the Monday August 20 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Joe Everett of NFL Draft Bible for the NFL Week in Review & Monday Night Football Preview. The guys had a lot to discuss today, including a MNF game between the Ravens and the Colts, as Andrew Luck will get an extended look for Indianapolis. Adam and Joe then recapped Week 2 of the preseason, including some thoughts on the Buffalo Bills and Josh Allen, Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers, the Vance Joseph era in Denver, and how things are going with Jon Gruden in Oakland.
Aug 20, 2018
Heisman Long Shots and Pac-12 College Football Preview with Locky Lockerson
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On the Friday August 17 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Ken Barkley, aka Locky Lockerson, to chat about some Heisman Trophy long shots and dark horse candidates and also to take a detailed look at the Pac-12 North. The guys talked about some Heisman hopefuls last week, but this week they’re looking further down the board to find those big prices. The Pac-12 is probably the most intriguing conference for the upcoming season and it deserves a lot of airtime. The guys started with a look at the North, which features the most likely playoff team in Washington, but Oregon and Stanford also look like solid squads. Locky also talked about some long shot National Championship prices that make a lot of sense.
Aug 17, 2018
Picks & Predictions with Tony George – NFL Preseason Week 2 & CFB Futures
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On the Friday August 17 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Tony George of Doc’s Sports to talk Week 2 of the NFL Preseason and also some college football futures. They actually started by talking about Tony’s relocation to Vegas and what that might mean for his betting. They then discussed Chiefs vs. Falcons and Bengals vs. Cowboys with some free picks and analysis. Finally, Tony talked about a couple of top college football futures tickets that he has season win totals on and a best bet in baseball for Friday night’s action.
Aug 17, 2018
Powers Picks – NFL Preseason Week 2 and Big Ten Preview
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On the Thursday August 16 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brad Powers of BradPowersSports.com for this week’s Powers Picks segment. The guys talked a little bit of NFL Preseason for Week 2 and also took an in-depth look at the Big Ten. Brad shared some of his handicapping thoughts for this week of NFLX, as we’re inching closer to the NFL regular season. The bulk of the segment was spent on the Big Ten, with discussions on the blue bloods like Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, Michigan State, and Wisconsin, but also a deep dive on the next set of teams like Maryland, Iowa, Northwestern, Purdue, and Nebraska.
Aug 16, 2018
College Football Futures, Props, and Win Totals with Collin Wilson
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On the Thursday August 16 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by handicapper Collin Wilson from The Action Network to break down a bunch of college football betting opportunities in the futures and props markets. The guys took a look at some of Collin’s top season win total bets and some of the quarterback battles that have betting odds listed. The majority of the segment focused on looking for futures value in the College Football Playoff, as there are some long shots that could make some noise and we have seen a long shots make appearances in recent years, even though the name brands of the teams involved don’t give off that impression. This was a strong segment with a very sharp dude.
Aug 16, 2018
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard – NFL Preseason Week 2 & MAC Preview
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On the Wednesday August 15 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke talked NFL Preseason and the MAC with professional handicapper Bryan Leonard from WagerTalk.com. The guys looked at derivative betting opportunities in the NFL in the preseason, as we have a pretty good idea for how the quarterback rotations are going to go and coaches often give us that information. The guys finished up last week’s discussion about the MAC by looking at the teams that they couldn’t get to on last week’s show. After chatting about titans like Northern Illinois, Toledo, and Ohio, the guys dug a little bit deeper to look at the other teams in the conference, like the Directional Michigan schools, Buffalo, Ball State, Akron, and Kent State.
Aug 15, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast August 15, 2018
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Host Adam Burke took it upon himself to finish up the show on the Wednesday August 15 edition of BangTheBook Radio with a new edition of The Bettor’s Box. On this segment, Adam talked about pitchers that continue to be in line for regression, coming to the realization that it simply might not happen, and he gave out some tips on how to bet those situations going forward. Adam also talked about how to evaluate minor league call-ups and spot starters that are going to get a lot of action over the last six weeks of the regular season. He looked ahead to some potential line moves in the coming days so that you can get out in front of the betting market and pick up some line value.
Aug 15, 2018
College Football Capping with Ralph Michaels – Conference USA Preview
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On the Tuesday August 14 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels from WagerTalk.com to chat about the NFL Preseason and Conference USA. The guys took a look at the betting board for this week of preseason action and isolated some games that stand out for one reason or another as good betting opportunities. On the college football side today, Adam and Ralph dug deep into Conference USA to help listeners learn about these teams and get some important betting tips from that league. Knowing the Group of Five conferences is vitally important and that’s why we’re going to drive them home as much as we are in the lead-up to the season. Ralph had some great thoughts and actionable info on these teams.
Aug 14, 2018
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing – Preseason Week 2 & Wyndham Championship
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On the Tuesday August 14 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing, the host of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline, for this week’s Betting the Board segment. The guys always talk about a variety of different betting markets and this week they hit on Week 2 of the NFL Preseason and the Wyndham Championship. Brian talked about some market-wide adjustments to Week 2 of the preseason based on some of what we saw last week and he talked about some of his favorite betting angles for the games on the board this week. The Wyndham Championship lacks big names, but doesn’t lack drama, as there are a lot of important betting angles to consider. Brian also shared his favorite players this week.
Aug 14, 2018
College Football First Look – Mountain West and AAC with Kyle Hunter
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On the Monday August 13 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com to look at the Mountain West Conference and the American Athletic Conference. While the Power Five conferences tend to get all of the love, betting opportunities are often much better with the smaller schools. Adam and Kyle talked at-length about both conferences, including teams like Boise State, San Diego State, Fresno State, UNLV, Nevada, UCF, USF, SMU, Memphis, Navy, and Tulane to break down new coaches, new players, season win totals, futures odds, and everything that goes into previewing a conference for the upcoming season.
Aug 13, 2018
NFL Week in Review & Preseason Week 2 Preview with Joe Everett of NFL Draft Bible
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On the Monday August 13 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke talked with Joe Everett of NFL Draft Bible about the NFL Preseason and the crop of rookie quarterbacks. The guys looked at six teams that possess the depth that bettors and handicappers are looking for in the exhibition games because we know that bets are decided by the backups. Adam and Joe also talked about Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson, and Mason Rudolph. Those quarterbacks draw all of the headlines and Joe, as the Director of College Scouting for NFL Draft Bible, has certainly seen them play a lot at the college level, so there is nobody better to get thoughts from about their NFL debuts.
Aug 13, 2018
NFL & College Football Futures Betting with Locky Lockerson August 10, 2018
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On the Friday August 10 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke chatted with BangTheBook.com writer Locky Lockerson about the futures and prop betting markets for the NFL and college football. Even if you don’t bet on futures and props, you can still use them to formulate opinions and power ratings about teams, as Locky discussed for the NFL season. On the college football side of things, the discussion focused on the College Football Playoff and the Heisman Trophy, as Locky looked at a list of teams and players that actually have a chance at being considered for those two things. There is a pretty strict set of checkmarks that hopefuls need and that should have an impact on how you approach those betting markets.
Aug 10, 2018
SuperContest Preview with Football Contest Proxy Vegas Matty August 10, 2018
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On the Friday August 10 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Westgate SuperContest proxy Vegas Matty of FootballContest.com to talk about the upcoming 2018 SuperContest and also the Golden Nugget Ultimate Football Challenge. Adam and Matty talked about what the SuperContest and the Ultimate Football Challenge are, how Matty got his start as a proxy, what a day in the life of a proxy is like, and then forecasted and previewed those two football betting contests for the 2018 season.
Aug 10, 2018
Powers Picks August 9, 2018
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On the Thursday August 9 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brad Powers of BradPowersSports.com for this week’s Powers Picks segment. Adam and Brad discussed some NFL preseason betting tips as those games kick off tonight and then took a deep dive into college football to talk power ratings, home field advantage, and the SEC. Brad has adjusted his college football numbers based on recent news, practice updates, and an evaluation of the market. Who got the biggest bump? Who took the biggest fall? Are there any other notables? Any time the guys talk SEC, it is a good audio, so you definitely don’t want to miss this segment.
Aug 09, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast August 9, 2018
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On the Thursday August 9 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke wrapped up the show with an abbreviated version of The Bettor’s Box, our MLB betting podcast. With BangTheBook Radio back, The Bettor’s Box is more of a segment than a podcast, but that doesn’t stop Adam from providing great baseball betting insight and analysis to help you keep making money on the bases. Adam recapped some recent results and took a look at some betting angles that you should be considering on a daily basis around the league. He also previewed the weekend to break down some key matchups and some look-ahead betting angles.
Aug 09, 2018
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard August 8, 2018
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On the Wednesday August 8 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Bryan Leonard for this week’s Sports Wagering Talk to cover Bryan’s excellent MLB season and his transition to college football. Football is the chief cash cow in this business and the sport that everybody is most interested in. What has that meant for Bryan, who is having a career year in Major League Baseball? How is he spending his time between the three markets? With that transition to CFB, we got Bryan’s thoughts on how to get a good set of power ratings and also how to put together a good set of home field advantage calculations. For over 25 years, Bryan has been killing it in the Mid-American Conference, so we got some MAC thoughts from him on the top contenders in each division and some of the teams that could really surprise this season.
Aug 08, 2018
NFL Preseason & PGA Championship Betting Tips with Brian Blessing August 8, 2018
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On the Wednesday August 8 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing to talk NFL Preseason and the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club. Brian is a longtime Vegas veteran and the host of Sportsbook Radio, so he knows a thing or two about this business. The guys talked about NFL Preseason betting tips for Week 1, as draftees and young players will decide your second-half bets. The PGA Championship is the final major of the golf season. Tiger Woods has taken on a lot of money, but Dustin Johnson is still the favorite at Bellerive. As a major that rotates sites, we don’t have much course form data here, so we’ll have to rely on what we know about the players. Brian broke down some prop bets that he is looking at and also talked about some of his favorite picks for this weekend’s major.
Aug 08, 2018
College Football Capping with Ralph Michaels August 7, 2018
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On the Wednesday August 7 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Ralph Michaels of WagerTalk.com for the first of many College Football Capping segments for this season. The guys picked up where they left off with July’s breakdown of power ratings by talking about the process of tweaking the numbers based on injuries, suspensions, and position battles. They also had a big discussion about calculating college football home field advantage. They took a deep look into the ACC, with what looks like a couple of top-heavy divisions for Clemson and Miami, but there are a lot of interchangeable pieces and parts behind those teams. They also looked at the Big Ten, with the situation in Columbus for the Buckeyes and Urban Meyer. How will Penn State fare without Joe Moorhead? What about second-year coaches Jeff Brohm and PJ Fleck? You don’t want to miss this segment.
Aug 07, 2018
2018 NFL Season Preview with Ed Feng from The Power Rank August 7, 2018
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On the Tuesday August 7 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Ed Feng of The Power Rank to preview the upcoming 2018 NFL season with help from his collection of models. Ed is deep into the analytics of football and he talked with Adam and our listeners about his Wisdom of Crowds method and addressed why this is an important way of looking at teams. Ed has also released his NFL Preseason Rankings 1 through 32, so the guys took a look at some of those teams that may have some betting value as we get to Week 1. There are also some futures betting opportunities with that set of teams that listeners may want to consider. Finally, passing vs. running. What works and what doesn’t in the NFL?
Aug 07, 2018
College Football First Look with Kyle Hunter August 6, 2018
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On the Monday August 6 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke talked with professional handicapper Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com during the College Football First Look segment. The guys will be on every Monday chatting college football and/or college basketball from now through March Madness, so it was a good way to kick off the return of the daily shows. The guys talked about the process of preparing for a season, setting up power ratings, and also about the Pac-12 and the Big 12, which are probably the two most interesting Power Five conferences. As Ohio State fans, they also touched on the Urban Meyer situation and what it could mean from a betting standpoint.
Aug 06, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast August 6, 2018
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On the Monday August 6 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke made a smooth transition for listeners as he kicked off the first of our daily radio show broadcasts by taking baseball on an abbreviated edition of The Bettor’s Box. After an introduction to chat about what listeners can expect with the daily radio show, Adam discussed the Red Sox sweep of the Yankees, the World Series rematch between the Astros and the Dodgers, and took a look at how the Rockies vs. Brewers series ended up. He also talked about parlaying big money line favorites and a pick for Monday night’s action.
Aug 06, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast August 2, 2018
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Your favorite baseball podcast started out with a look Beyond the Box Score, as host Adam Burke recapped some series that just wrapped up and talked about series that will wrap up today. He touched on Blue Jays vs. A’s, Astros vs. Mariners, Cubs vs. Pirates, Rockies vs. Cardinals, and Brewers vs. Dodgers, with some important betting angles on performance with RISP along the way. Adam then recapped all of the noteworthy Trade Deadline deals since we were last on the air with Monday morning’s show. Adam hit on all of the short-term and long-term impacts of those deals and what they mean from a betting standpoint. To wrap up the BtBS segment, he opined on our weekly exit velocity update. A look at recent line moves during the Down the Lines segment and a trio of picks for Thursday night transitioned us into a preview of this weekend’s action, with looks at Reds vs. Nationals, Astros vs. Dodgers, Rockies vs. Brewers, and Yankees vs. Red Sox.
Aug 02, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast July 30, 2018
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Host Adam Burke was back on the air to talk all things baseball during another top-notch edition of The Bettor’s Box. The best baseball betting podcast covers it all and we had a lot to cover on today’s installment of the show. Today's Monday Mailbag featured a lot of important thoughts on how to bet on sports. It is important to handicap games, yes, but you also need to have the proper bankroll management techniques and set up your investment portfolio in a smart, organized way.Adam tapped into the baseball portion of the show by talking about Nationals vs. Marlins, Dodgers vs. Braves, A’s vs. Rockies, Rangers vs. Astros, and Brewers vs. Giants. All of those series had some intriguing betting angles and considerations that can help us in future games with those teams. Speaking of future games, Adam also recapped the recent trades that have been completed and talked about the impact for each team. A quick look Down the Lines led into a couple of picks for Monday night’s action. A look-ahead to the early part of this week set the stage for the Trade Deadline and also important series featuring the Phillies vs. Red Sox, Astros vs. Mariners, and Brewers vs. Dodgers.
Jul 30, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast July 26, 2018
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To get things fired up once again on The Bettor’s Box, Adam started the show by talking about the Trade Deadline and some of the considerations that you have to make as bettors. We’re going to see a lot of player movement this weekend and you certainly want to put that in the proper perspective. Adam then went Beyond the Box Score to hit Cardinals vs. Reds, Yankees vs. Rays, Dodgers vs. Phillies, Tigers vs. Royals, and Diamondbacks vs. Cubs. He also recapped the trades that have already taken place. Our weekly exit velocity update hit on the teams having success on hard contact and the teams that are making the most of it. Adam also checked in on heavy favorites and how well they are doing once again this season. An abbreviated Down the Lines segment reminded listeners what to look for in the pitching matchups to see those line moves. Finally, a pick for Thursday night and a preview of the weekend, including a look-ahead pick for Monday, closed up shop on another great edition of this industry-leading podcast.
Jul 26, 2018
College Football Betting Preview with Ralph Michaels July 23, 2018
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It's Monday and you're used to hearing The Bettor's Box with our industry-leading MLB betting podcast hosted by Adam Burke. Well, he can't talk baseball today, but he didn't want to leave you empty-handed. Instead, Adam recorded a show with professional handicapper Ralph Michaels of WagerTalk.com to chat some college football. The guys talked about setting up power ratings and then talked about some teams that could present big challenges. Arizona State, UCLA, Boston College, Missouri, Ole Miss, and West Virginia can all pose problems for those trying to set up power ratings. They also talked about one of Ralph's favorite under-the-radar teams for the upcoming 2018 season.
Jul 23, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast July 19, 2018
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Host Adam Burke opened up the show by looking at a series of pitchers in line for regression for a variety of different reasons. He talked about the guys that you’ll want to look to fade or follow in the second half based on what the metrics are telling us. There are a lot of them and a lot of good betting angles to consider as we play out the rest of the Major League Baseball season. Adam also took a look at adjusted season win total lines for all 30 teams and talked about several of them that are plays for him based on a variety of different factors. There are a lot of considerations with adjusted win totals, including trades, young pitchers getting shut down, and more, so Adam hit on all of those different things during this segment. Finally, a look at some weekend series coming out of the All-Star Break wrapped up the show.
Jul 19, 2018
Powers Picks College Football Betting Preview July 17, 2018
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It is impossible to overstate how great it was to talk college football once again on the airwaves. Brad Powers from BradPowersSports.com was our guest for that, as he and host Adam Burke talked about some important considerations for those getting involved in their research. They talked about the methodology between college football power ratings and the importance of having a good foundation. They talked about applying context to returning starters, returning production, and the losses of key players. They also hit on some overvalued and some undervalued teams in the betting market. The Big Ten was a popular conference for this segment. We won’t spoil the fun for you. You’ll have to listen to find out who those six teams are that were discussed, but we promise you’ll be ready to dive in to your college football research and preparation after listening.
Jul 17, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast July 16, 2018
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We had an elongated Beyond the Box Score segment today. Adam recapped a few bullet points from the weekend and then took a look at all 30 Major League Baseball teams to find some standings outliers, futures bets, and adjusted second half win total picks. He went division-by-division to talk about Pythagorean Win-Loss, BaseRuns, and other betting angles that can help you bang the books in the second half. Finally, Adam gave out his Home Run Derby pick for tonight’s big event. You definitely don’t want to miss that.
Jul 16, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast July 12, 2018
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The Beyond the Box Score segment focused on Cubs vs. Giants, recency bias regarding the Brewers and the Twins, the Phillies vs. Mets, and Diamondbacks vs. Rockies. Adam also gave out the weekly exit velocity update to take a look at some teams that are in line for better or worse fortunes on high-velocity contact. It’s been a relatively slow week for line moves as well, as the Down the Lines segment was a bit lighter than usual. Adam still focused on the big movers and the reasons behind those big moves. This segment also included some picks and some discussion on possible picks for Thursday night’s action. Finally, Adam wrapped up the show with a look at some series coming up this weekend and three play-on teams. Yankees vs. Indians, Diamondbacks vs. Braves, Tigers vs. Astros, and Mariners vs. Rockies were all topics of discussion and you’ll simply have to listen to find out who the play-on teams are.
Jul 12, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast July 9, 2018
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The Beyond the Box Score segment started with a word of caution regarding this week, as we have a lot of different motivations and uncertainties to contend with. Some teams are looking to bank wins. Some are looking forward to some days away from the ballpark. It is important to consider a wide range of factors. Adam touched on A’s vs. Indians, Rays vs. Mets, Braves vs. Brewers, Rockies vs. Mariners, and Orioles vs. Twins to look at a variety of different betting angles and observations. The Down the Lines segment focused on line moves from the weekend and also what forces in the market allow those line moves to happen. Adam also gave out his pick for Monday night on a big underdog that should have some bark and some bite. Today’s preview of the week ahead focused on the A’s vs. Astros and also Cubs vs. Giants. Then Adam ran down a list of buy teams for this week for a variety of different reasons and a couple of teams to be wary of as we get closer to the Break.
Jul 09, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast July 5, 2018
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Adam started off the show by going Beyond the Box Score with thoughts and analysis on Red Sox vs. Nationals, Rays vs. Marlins, Giants vs. Rockies, Twins vs. Brewers, the Phillies and Athletics, and Pirates vs. Dodgers. He also gave out the exit velocity updates and hit on a number of stats from the month of June that could give us some betting edges in the month of July. The Down the Lines segment featured a whole bunch of line moves and also the top pick for Thursday night, which is a 4% play and one of the stronger ones of the season. Adam previewed the weekend ahead with looks at Cardinals vs. Giants, A’s vs. Indians, Orioles vs. Twins, Rays vs. Mets, and Dodgers vs. Angels.
Jul 05, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast July 2, 2018
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Adam started off the show with a couple of Monday Mailbag questions, with one about live betting or hedging to guarantee a profit and another about the Indians, who are definitely worth a futures investment. Then he went Beyond the Box Score to recap some series from this weekend and gain some future betting angles from what transpired. He talked about Brewers vs. Reds, Nationals vs. Phillies, Twins vs. Cubs, Giants vs. Diamondbacks, and Astros vs. Rays. He also talked about an important set of betting angles in the lead-up to the All-Star Break. The Down the Lines segment is a staple of our show and it is a big help with hitting the overnight lines and understanding where line moves are coming from. Adam talked about a bunch of those dating back to Friday and also looked at today’s line moves and a pick for tonight. A preview of the week ahead featured Red Sox vs. Nationals, Braves vs. Yankees, and Angels vs. Mariners as three intriguing series with some good betting opportunities.
Jul 02, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast June 28, 2018
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Host Adam Burke opened up the show with some important talking points for listeners about understanding who they are as bettors. We then went Beyond the Box Score to look at Reds vs. Braves, Blue Jays vs. Astros, Mariners vs. Orioles, Diamondbacks vs. Marlins, and Cubs vs. Dodgers. Adam gave out an exit velocity update and then looked at some individual pitchers who could be in line for positive regression based on their batted ball outcomes in key situations. A look Down the Lines shed some light on some lines dating back to Tuesday and Adam also talked about some moves that we can expect to see going forward with a lot of these same pitchers and teams. This segment also included some picks for Thursday night, which are more lean than pick, but still some action for those looking for that.
Jun 28, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast June 25, 2018
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Adam opened up the show today with the Monday Mailbag segment to answer your questions about live betting, betting angles, and first fives vs. full-game betting. These were some solid questions and some good answers and Adam also had a little bit of a rant to throw into the mix as well. A look Beyond the Box Score highlighted Mariners vs. Red Sox, Yankees vs. Rays, Diamondbacks vs. Pirates, Cardinals vs. Brewers, and Blue Jays vs. Angels. Adam also took a deeper look at the big money line favorites to update how well they have been doing this season. We went Down the Lines to evaluate line moves and talk about some of the moves that we expected to see and those that we will continue to see. That segment also included Adam’s pick for Monday night, which is a top totals play. Finally, he previewed the week ahead with thoughts and betting angles for Indians vs. Cardinals, Diamondbacks vs. Marlins, Reds vs. Braves, and Cubs vs. Dodgers.
Jun 25, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast June 21, 2018
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We had our traditional show format today as Adam started with a look Beyond the Box Score at Cardinals vs. Phillies, Mariners vs. Yankees, Braves vs. Blue Jays, Dodgers vs. Cubs, and Athletics vs. Padres. Adam also gave out the weekly exit velocity update and then took a look at some good MLB betting angles on teams that fare well against velocity, those that don’t, and how teams have done against offspeed pitches. A look Down the Lines to recap activity in the betting market dating back to Tuesday gave way to the pick of the night for June 21 on a very attractive underdog. Adam then previewed the weekend ahead with thoughts on Cardinals vs. Brewers, Blue Jays vs. Angels, Mariners vs. Red Sox, and Phillies vs. Nationals.
Jun 21, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast June 18, 2018
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Host Adam Burke must have had a lot to say on today’s edition of The Bettor’s Box, BangTheBook.com’s industry-leading MLB betting podcast, because he ran long with today’s episode. Over an hour of baseball betting tips, predictions, and analysis, but it’s just another sign of why you don’t need to go anywhere else for your fill of MLB insight. We went Beyond the Box Score to recap series featuring the Phillies vs. Brewers, Tigers vs. White Sox, Astros vs. Royals, Nationals vs. Blue Jays, and then to look at tonight’s Cardinals vs. Phillies game as a result of that Phillies series. Adam talked about some standings outliers that can create some good betting opportunities by playing on regression and strength of schedule. The Down the Lines segment recapped a lot of line moves that we have grown accustomed to on certain teams and pitchers. It also included the pick for Monday night. Finally, Adam wrapped up the show by previewing the week ahead with looks at Dodgers vs. Cubs, Mariners vs. Yankees, Braves vs. Blue Jays, and Red Sox vs. Twins.
Jun 18, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast June 14, 2018
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The show took on its regular format with a look Beyond the Box Score at series that just finished up between the Cubs and Brewers, Reds and Royals, Angels and Mariners, Pirates and Diamondbacks, and Padres and Cardinals. Adam talked about grabbing a futures ticket on one of those teams and also addressed some betting angles to consider when evaluating these teams. The weekly exit velocity update also featured a discussion on Cluster Luck, with a look at some outliers in terms of a very important offensive split. The Down the Lines segment had a recap of the line moves that we’ve seen for this week and a big 4% pick on today’s Major League Baseball betting card. Finally, this weekend will provide some intriguing matchups and betting opportunities. Adam talked about three series this weekend, Red Sox vs. Mariners, Giants vs. Dodgers, and Cubs vs. Cardinals, and also gave out a look-ahead pick for Monday night.
Jun 14, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast June 11, 2018
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The Bettor’s Box is the premier baseball betting podcast in the industry and host Adam Burke was happy to bring another one of them your way today. He had a lot of great betting tips and stats that you can use to bang the books on the diamond and also had a very interesting Monday Mailbag question to answer. The Beyond the Box Score segment hit on White Sox vs. Red Sox, Mariners vs. Rays, Orioles vs. Jays, Diamondbacks vs. Rockies, Braves vs. Dodgers, and a whole lot more. Adam discussed exit velocity platoon splits and a pretty interesting doubleheader stat. The Down the Lines segment touched on all the line moves from the past three days. Adam also talked about today’s moves and the picks that he likes for June 11. Then he previewed the week ahead and signed off with a reminder of how to sign up to get the notes for the show.
Jun 11, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast June 7, 2018
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Another edition of The Bettor’s Box came your way on Thursday, as host Adam Burke took you around the Major League Baseball world for the best baseball betting podcast in the industry. Adam opened up the show, as he always does on Thursdays, by going Beyond the Box Score. He talked about how the top teams are the top teams and why that is such an important talking point. Then he looked back at several series, with Braves vs. Padres, Yankees vs. Blue Jays, Diamondbacks vs. Giants, White Sox vs. Twins, and Marlins vs. Cardinals. Adam went in deeper detail today, to show the differences in batting average and wOBA based on a certain exit velocity range and also talked about the pitchers that have allowed the most 100+ batted balls and those that have allowed the fewest so that you can see just how important it is. He also recapped line moves and gave a pick for Thursday, along with a preview of the weekend.
Jun 07, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast June 4, 2018
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BangTheBook.com’s industry-leading MLB betting podcast came your way on June 4 with host Adam Burke sharing his thoughts, observations, and analysis on the game that we all love. The Beyond the Box Score segment highlighted series results for Indians vs. Twins, Brewers vs. White Sox, Pirates vs. Cardinals, and Rays vs. Mariners, as Adam outlined some betting angles and key factors that you can carry with you into this week and beyond. He also talked about some pitchers and teams in line for regression based on certain stats and trends. As always, we went down the lines to recap line moves dating back to Friday. Adam also looked at today’s small, five-play card and shared his pick for Monday night’s action. The week ahead presents us with some interesting series with Diamondbacks vs. Giants, Dodgers vs. Pirates, and Mariners vs. Astros.
Jun 04, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast May 31, 2018
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Host Adam Burke was ready and raring to go with this edition of The Bettor’s Box and he did not disappoint one bit. A look Beyond the Box Score touched on the Astros vs. Yankees, including a long discussion on bullpens, Blue Jays vs. Red Sox, Mets vs. Braves, and Rays vs. A’s. Adam talked about the challenges of betting on baseball and also gave another detailed exit velocity update. He talked about some teams in line for regression coming out of the month of May and then addressed line moves from the last few days. That Down the Lines segment also included the pick for Thursday night with a first five based on a lot of strong angles. This weekend promises to have some great baseball action, as Adam touched on Indians vs. Twins, Red Sox vs. Astros, and Nationals vs. Braves with a variety of tips, nuggets, and information so that you can be the most informed bettor possible.
May 31, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast May 28, 2018
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The show must go on, as they say. It’s a holiday and it has been a busy holiday weekend, but host Adam Burke didn’t want a Monday to go by without an edition of The Bettor’s Box. BangTheBook.com’s top-notch MLB betting podcast stands out above the rest in the industry and we were happy to bring you another one today. We had one Monday Mailbag question this week regarding bullpens, so we conquered that one with a list of some bullpens to back and some to fade. Then we went Beyond the Box Score to talk about Astros vs. Indians, Braves vs. Red Sox, and Blue Jays vs. Phillies. A quick look Down the Lines at some line moves from the weekend led into a discussion of today’s line moves and one of Adam’s stronger picks of the season.
May 28, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast May 24, 2018
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If you’ve been craving another edition of The Bettor’s Box, you’re in luck. Host Adam Burke was back on the airwaves today with the best baseball betting podcast in the business. He had a lot of things to discuss and listeners are going to walk away armed with a lot more ammunition to go out there and bang the books this week and beyond. Adam started with a look Beyond the Box Score at the continued struggles of the Diamondbacks in their sweep against the Brewers and also recapped Royals vs. Cardinals and also Braves vs. Phillies. He also updated some exit velocity stats, talked about some good matchup angles, and gave out a couple of picks for Thursday night.
May 24, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast May 21, 2018
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It is usually a bummer to start a new work week, but Mondays are so much better during the baseball season because they mean that a new edition of The Bettor’s Box is on the way. Host Adam Burke had a lot to say on today’s episode of the best baseball betting podcast in the industry and you certainly don’t want to miss it. Adam answered listener questions pertaining to variance, betting odds, and xFIP. The Beyond the Box Score segment also expanded on xFIP a little bit thanks to some interesting discussions out in the sabermetric community regarding xwOBA and xFIP over the weekend. Also during the Beyond the Box Score segment, Adam recapped Indians vs. Astros, Athletics vs. Blue Jays, Diamondbacks vs. Mets, and Tigers vs. Mariners with some important talking points about those series and those eight teams. Then there was a pick for Monday night and a whole lot more.
May 21, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast May 17, 2018
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The longest edition of The Bettor’s Box for this season was bursting with information. We may be biased, but we believe it is the best baseball betting podcast in the industry and today was another example of why. Host Adam Burke talked for just under an hour about betting picks, tips, stats, and analysis to help you bang the books again and again. He went Beyond the Box Score with a look at the Brewers vs. Diamondbacks series and some updated exit velocity numbers. He hit high-velocity contact again, but also looked at low-velocity contact to isolate the teams and pitchers in line for positive or negative regression as we move forward. The Down the Lines segment was filled with good insights on line moves and the reasoning behind those moves. Adam also gave out a few picks for tonight’s slate of games before looking ahead to the weekend to give a series pick and some thoughts on Padres vs. Pirates, Phillies vs. Cardinals, Dodgers vs. Nationals, and Indians vs. Astros.
May 17, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast May 14, 2018
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A pretty big announcement delayed today’s edition of The Bettor’s Box a little bit, as it takes time to process such a landmark decision and also write up a quick article about it. But, host Adam Burke still had an MLB betting podcast to do and he did it with the best baseball betting information and analysis in the industry Listeners had a bevy of questions for today’s Monday Mailbag, including betting scales, playing on streaks, line moves, individual players, and public perception in the betting odds. We went Beyond the Box Score next to look at the Reds sweep of the Dodgers, the Nationals sweep of the Diamondbacks, and the Brewers series win over the Rockies. Adam had some free picks for Monday night as well.
May 14, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast May 10, 2018
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Host Adam Burke was on point with today’s edition of The Bettor’s Box, as BangTheBook.com continues to have the industry’s best baseball betting podcast. Adam had a lot of helpful stats and analysis to give listeners the best possible chance at beating the books this weekend and beyond. He went Beyond the Box Score to touch on the Red Sox vs. Yankees and Pirates vs. White Sox series. The weekly high exit velocity offensive update came today and Adam also outlined why contact management is so important for pitchers. A list of pitchers to fade based on exit velocity may have been the biggest takeaway from this segment. Adam talked about line movements and then gave out a pick for Thursday night, along with a look ahead to some weekend series and a series pick on an underdog.
May 10, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast May 7, 2018
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For the Monday May 7 edition of The Bettor’s Box, host Adam Burke talked about the foundation of his MLB betting strategies, so this is an episode that you most definitely do not want to miss. It was recorded early, hence the different format, but these are important tools and techniques that will help you as we go throughout the season. Adam talked about why he uses stats like xFIP, SIERA, LOB%, and BABIP to handicap the MLB card. He looked at some outliers on the positive side and the negative side among starting pitchers and teams. He also gave a couple of early thoughts on free picks for Monday night.
May 07, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast May 3, 2018
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It’s Thursday, which means another edition of The Bettor’s Box, BangTheBook.com’s outstanding MLB betting podcast. Host Adam Burke was back in the saddle to present some great baseball betting tips and a few free picks to help you bang the books on the diamond. A look Beyond the Box Score started with some thoughts on the Yankees vs. Astros series and also the Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks series. Adam gave another update on high-velocity contact and also looked at some pitchers in line for regression. Adam also recapped line moves, gave out two picks for Thursday night, and then previewed the weekend.
May 03, 2018
BangTheBook Radio 2018 Kentucky Derby Podcast
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Host Adam Burke called in a brilliant handicapping mind in Brian Blessing, who, as it turns out, is quite an avid horse player. The guys gave out some general horse betting tips for listeners on what to look for and what to play at their local tracks on any random weekend and then applied some of those concepts to the Kentucky Derby. Justify is the favorite, with contenders like Audible, Mendelssohn, Good Magic, Bolt d'Oro, Magnum Moon, and Vino Rosso all looking to come out victorious in the Run for the Roses. Adam and Brian touched on all of these horses and discussed some good betting strategies. They talked about handicapping both jockeys and trainers and also about what makes betting the Kentucky Derby such a challenge. You don't want to miss this highly-informative podcast with free picks, predictions, and top-notch insight.
May 02, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast April 30, 2018
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Listeners returned to The Bettor’s Box for host Adam Burke’s MLB betting podcast on Monday April 30. The first month of the season has been a pretty good one for us on the show and also in the written work at the website, so hopefully we can keep it up and even do better. This edition of the show featured a Monday Mailbag with some good questions from some of our most astute listeners. We then went Beyond the Box Score to look at Mariners vs. Indians, Rockies vs. Marlins, Reds vs. Twins, and Braves vs. Phillies, Down the Lines to evaluate line moves, and Adam shared three picks for Monday night's betting card.
Apr 30, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast April 26, 2018
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Host Adam Burke took listeners into The Bettor’s Box for the best baseball betting podcast in the industry on Thursday April 26. It might be NFL Draft Day, which is drawing a lot of attention and headlines, but baseball is still in the forefront for us on BangTheBook Radio and nobody does it better than Adam. The Beyond the Box Score segment featured some insight and analysis on the Mariners vs. White Sox, Marlins vs. Dodgers, and Cubs vs. Indians series. Adam also updated the exit velocity stats and then talked about something very interesting regarding big money line favorites in the MLB betting market. Adam also gave out a pick for Thursday night and recapped the betting odds movement of the week.
Apr 26, 2018
BangTheBook Radio 2018 NFL Draft Betting Podcast
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With the NFL Draft coming up on Thursday, we decided that it was a good time to do a special edition of BangTheBook Radio. Host Adam Burke was joined by Joe Everett of NFL Draft Bible and Brian Blessing of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline for a discussion of the various NFL betting props for the Draft and some thoughts on what the teams will do. Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Josh Rosen, Lamar Jackson, Saquon Barkley, Baker Mayfield, and all of the other draftees have high expectations, first-round grades, and, most importantly for us, betting odds. Don't bet on the 2018 NFL Draft without hearing what we had to say first.
Apr 24, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast April 23, 2018
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Today’s edition of the show included the Monday Mailbag, so Adam answered your listener questions at the top of the program. Questions ranged from pitcher splits to good resources to learn about advanced metrics to Adam’s personal best MLB betting run. Beyond the Box Score is our signature segment and Adam discussed a lot of important topics, including the Athletics series win over the Red Sox, the Phillies sweep of the Pirates, and the Mariners and an interesting trend that has developed. He talked about why we’re using exit velocity as much as we are and about some early-season stragglers and overachievers in hitting with runners in scoring position. We also included betting odds analysis, a pick for Monday night, and a look ahead to three series early in the week.
Apr 23, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast April 19, 2018
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Host Adam Burke was fired up for today’s edition of The Bettor’s Box. There were a lot of numbers and a lot of talking points on today’s show and he really brought it on the best baseball betting podcast in the industry. You definitely don’t want to miss this one, although, quite frankly, you really don’t want to miss any edition of The Bettor’s Box. He talked about the Indians vs. Twins, Brewers vs. Reds, and Nationals vs. Mets series, as well as why bunting sucks and gave out a free pick for Thursday night. Additional betting tips and analysis for this weekend's games and a whole lot more.
Apr 19, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast April 16, 2018
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Host Adam Burke has all the MLB betting angles and tips that you need to know in order to bang the books. This episode also included this week's Monday Mailbag segment, as Adam answered listener questions about playing on streaks in baseball, early-season observations, first five innings betting, college basketball futures, and then using resources. The Beyond the Box Score segment featured analysis on Brewers vs. Mets and Giants vs. Padres, as we saw a lot of postponed games this weekend. Adam also talked about how to really dig into a pitcher's outing to evaluate it. The Down the Lines segment covered line moves from the weekend and also a pick for Monday night. Plate discipline metrics were today's sabermetric stats and then Adam looked ahead to a few series coming up this week.
Apr 16, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast April 12, 2018
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On this edition of The Bettor’s Box, Adam went Beyond the Box Score to discuss the series between the Astros and Twins, Brewers and Cardinals, and Braves and Nationals. He revisited the discussion from last Thursday’s show on high exit velocity contact and teams that are in line for some positive or negative regression based on the outcomes. He also talked about first inning betting and why it is something that you may want to pay more attention to going forward. The Down the Lines segment featured a recap of line moves from Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and the rationale behind those moves. Adam also talked about some lines moves from today’s card and gave out a best bet free pick and a lean for today’s action. After talking about this week’s sabermetric stat, which was LOB%, Adam discussed some previews for the weekend, including some series picks, a situational betting angle for Monday, and some things to watch for that can help you with future games, pitchers, and teams.
Apr 12, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast April 9, 2018
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Host Adam Burke took listeners into The Bettor’s Box for BangTheBook.com’s excellent MLB betting podcast once again on Monday April 9. We also had a new edition of the Monday Mailbag segment, so listeners sent in their questions and Adam relayed his answers on today’s program. That led into a very informative Beyond the Box Score segment with some analysis on the Orioles/Yankees, Athletics/Angels, Blue Jays/Rangers, and Mets/Nationals series. The Down the Lines segment shed some light on the line moves of the past weekend and also featured Adam’s pick for Monday night on a line move that he just can’t figure out.
Apr 09, 2018
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast April 5, 2018
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Host Adam Burke started off the show by going Beyond the Box Score with a lot of pertinent betting information. He recapped the series between the Orioles and Astros, Dodgers and Diamondbacks, and also Phillies and Mets. He talked about good betting angles that you can use going forward with those teams and then also took a deep dive into some early-season exit velocity returns on batted balls of 95+ mph. There are some teams that have had a lot of success and some that haven’t, which is something that we will monitor going forward. He evaluated line moves during the Down the Lines segment, added a pick for Thursday night, and then previewed some weekend series of betting interest.
Apr 05, 2018
BangTheBook Radio Masters Podcast with Brian Blessing April 4, 2018
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On a special edition of BangTheBook Radio for this week, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing for a breakdown of the 2018 Masters. The guys gave out a lot of terrific golf betting tips and some free picks for this year’s version of the Masters at Augusta National. Golf handicapping is certainly a specialized market and there aren’t many better at breaking it down than Brian. The conversation started with some general golf betting tips that you can use this week in the first major of the season, but also going forward with future tournaments. Most of the favorites were discussed on today’s podcast, as the guys talked about Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, and Rickie Fowler, who is hoping to follow in Sergio Garcia’s footsteps and shed that “best player to never win a major” label. Brian does have a favorite pick among this group of players and you’ll have to listen to find out who that is.
Apr 04, 2018
The Bettor's Box MLB Betting Podcast April 2, 2018
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Adam opened up the show with this week’s edition of the Monday Mailbag, which featured some questions about series betting, isolating spots in advance, live betting, money line parlays, and a whole lot more. The Beyond the Box Score segment featured some analysis on Phillies vs. Braves, Cardinals vs. Mets, Cubs vs. Marlins, and Brewers vs. Padres. We went Down the Lines to talk about some line moves that were of particular note in the betting market over the first few days of the season and Adam also had a pick for Monday night on an undervalued starter in line for some positive regression.
Apr 02, 2018
The Bettor's Box MLB Betting Podcast March 30, 2018
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Opening Day may have been on Thursday, but Opening Day for The Bettor’s Box, our outstanding MLB betting podcast with host Adam Burke was on Friday. Adam will be bringing you The Bettor’s Box every Monday and Thursday throughout the season, but with the start of the new season, it was a good time to get one out there for our listeners. Adam opened up the show with some words about what we have available at BangTheBook.com and also talked about the format that listeners can expect for The Bettor’s Box this season, with some sabermetric tips, statistics, free picks, baseball betting insight and analysis, and an introduction to the numbers that he will use in his handicapping.
Mar 30, 2018
College Basketball Capping with Ralph Michaels March 29, 2018
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On the Thursday March 29 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels of WagerTalk.com for a comprehensive college basketball breakdown of the tournaments finals. The guys looked at the NIT, CBI, and CIT, as well as the Final Four with Loyola Chicago vs. Michigan and Villanova vs. Kansas. They talked National Championship odds and matchups as well. Like with our previous guests this week, Adam and Ralph talked about what worked well, what didn’t work so well, and what will be handled differently next year for college basketball and also the NBA.
Mar 29, 2018
Powers Picks March 29, 2018
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On the Thursday March 29 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brad Powers of BradPowersSports.com for this week’s Powers Picks segment. After a discussion about college football (because why not?), the focus shifted exclusively to college basketball, with some breakdowns of the NIT Championship Game, the Final Four, and the National Championship. Loyola Chicago vs. Michigan and Villanova vs. Kansas are compelling games and Brad had thoughts. Also, as Adam has done throughout the week, the guys took a look back at Brad’s college basketball season to address what worked well and what didn’t work so well, with a focus on what to do differently going into next season.
Mar 29, 2018
MLB Betting Tips with Adam Burke March 28, 2018
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On the Wednesday March 28 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke shared tips about his MLB handicapping process so that listeners will be ready to attack the markets for Opening Day. Adam discussed some of the stats that he uses to handicap and the stats that he uses in hopes of finding some predictive value. He also talked about some good early-season strategies that have been profitable in the past and could be very profitable moving forward as sample sizes increase.
Mar 28, 2018
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds March 28, 2018
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On the Wednesday March 28 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds for a college basketball discussion with some golf betting tips at the end. The guys talked about the NCAA Tournament, the Final Four, the NIT, CBI, and CIT, and about a year-in-review of Wes’s college basketball season. The guys talked about derivative betting as the future of the betting market and discussed what Wes felt worked well for him and what didn’t this past season. With daily shows going away until August, we had two golf events to discuss today. The guys talked about the Houston Open at Golf Club of Houston and also the Masters at Augusta National to give out some of Wes’s favorite plays and some betting tips for both events.
Mar 28, 2018
Handicapping the Hardwood College Basketball Betting Podcast March 27, 2018
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On the Tuesday March 27 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for this week’s Handicapping the Hardwood segment. The guys talked about the NIT, CBI, and CIT as those championship rounds are here and then looked at the Final Four. They talked about how hedges of futures played out and also about some future plans for those types of bets. Adam and Kyle discussed what worked and what didn’t during the college basketball season and then talked baseball for a few minutes to wrap things up with what was a great segment and what has been a great year on Handicapping the Hardwood.
Mar 27, 2018
Picks & Predictions with Tony George March 27, 2018
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On the Tuesday March 27 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Tony George of Doc’s Sports to chat college basketball and the NBA. The guys talked about the Final Four and the National Championship Game to project out some matchup advantages and betting lines. Adam and Tony also took a year-in-review of his college basketball and NBA handicapping to see what worked, what didn’t, and what he’ll look to incorporate a little more often next season.
Mar 27, 2018
College Basketball and NHL Betting Tips with Brian Blessing March 27, 2018
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On the Tuesday March 27 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing for a breakdown of the Final Four and a look at the NHL playoff picture. The guys talked about the NCAA Tournament, how we got to this point, and recapped Brian’s college basketball betting season. The guys talked about what worked well, what didn’t work as well, and what Brian will look to incorporate more of next season. The guys also talked NHL for a few minutes. Last week they discussed teams playing for nothing. This week, they talked about teams with playoff spots locked up or those on the brink. How much of a motivation is home ice? Are there opportunities to play on or against those teams?
Mar 27, 2018
NBA Betting Tips with Philip Rossman-Reich March 23, 2018
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On the Friday March 23 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily to discuss the NBA. The guys talked a lot about bad teams to explain the distinction between bad and tanking. They also talked about some good betting tips for playing on or against the league’s bottom feeders. The Raptors, Celtics, and Cavs are clearly the East’s top three teams. The guys broke all three down a little bit and talked about the one opponent that those teams do not want to see in the first round for a variety of reasons, as we consider some of those futures betting opportunities in the NBA.
Mar 23, 2018
MLB Betting Tips with Bryan Leonard March 23, 2018
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On the Friday March 23 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Bryan Leonard of WagerTalk.com. The guys chatted a little bit about college football preparations with the recently-accelerated timelines due to the early posting of season win total lines. But, the primary focus was baseball. A lot of great baseball betting tips came your way on the segment, as the guys talked about using fantasy baseball draft preparations to aid in your handicapping and also took a look at some win total bets that stand out for a variety of different reasons. Along the way, the guys added some tips about starting pitchers, prospects, and researching a team’s depth.
Mar 23, 2018
College Basketball Capping with Ralph Michaels March 22, 2018
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On the Thursday March 22 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels from WagerTalk.com. The guys took a look at Thursday’s Sweet 16 matchups, as they talked at length about Kansas State vs. Kentucky, Loyola-Chicago vs. Nevada, Florida State vs. Gonzaga, and Michigan vs. Texas A&M. They also projected out Elite Eight lines for the matchups coming up on Saturday and took a look at what has been happening in the NIT, CBI, and CIT.
Mar 22, 2018
Powers Picks March 22, 2018
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On the Thursday March 22 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brad Powers of BradPowersSports.com for this week’s Powers Picks segment. On this segment, the guys took a detailed look at Friday’s four Sweet 16 matchups, with Villanova vs. West Virginia, Purdue vs. Texas Tech, Kansas vs. Clemson, and Syracuse vs. Duke. They also projected out the Elite Eight lines for Sunday’s matchups based on the winners of these Sweet 16 games. Brad had some strong opinions, thoughts, free picks, and the top of the show included a little college football flare, as the guys often try to incorporate on these segments.
Mar 22, 2018
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds March 21, 2018
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Host Adam Burke was joined by professional bettor Wes Reynolds for a breakdown of the left side of the bracket for the Sweet 16 and two golf events, with one going on right now and one starting up tomorrow. The guys talked about Kansas State vs. Kentucky, Loyola-Chicago vs. Nevada, Florida State vs. Gonzaga, and Michigan vs. Texas A&M on the college basketball side and also explored a few futures. The WGC-Dell Match Play has already started and the Corales Championship starts tomorrow, so the guys had a lot of golf things to discuss. They talked about different betting strategies to the Match Play event and also looked at Tony Romo and some props about his performance for the event coming up in Punta Cana.
Mar 21, 2018
Picks & Predictions with Tony George March 20, 2018
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On the Tuesday March 20 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Tony George of Doc’s Sports for this week’s Picks & Predictions segment. The guys focused on the right side of the bracket for the Sweet 16, as they talked about Villanova vs. West Virginia, Texas Tech vs. Purdue, Kansas vs. Clemson, and Syracuse vs. Duke. Tony shared his thoughts on those four games and some betting angles. We’re trying to hit the “forgotten” markets a little more this week with some NBA, NHL, and MLB discussion after focusing mostly on college basketball last week. Adam and Tony discussed the race in the Western Conference for the 3 through 8 seeds, with an in-depth focus on the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Mar 20, 2018
MLB Betting Tips with Host Adam Burke March 20, 2018
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On the Tuesday March 20 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke took some time between guests to chat about the recent MLB developments that could have a betting impact. We’ve seen some notable injuries in Spring Training that could have an impact as we get into the season. Adam talked about some of those injuries, as well as the demotions of some big prospects as teams delay the service time clock. The season is less than 10 days away now, so it’s time to start putting together those futures bets.
Mar 20, 2018
NHL Betting Tips with Brian Blessing March 20, 2018
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On the Monday March 20 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing for an NHL betting discussion. The topics today were eliminated teams or those teams with no shot at the playoffs and how to bet on or against them. They also talked about the Central Division race behind Nashville and Winnipeg to isolate some teams that may have some futures value or may be in the best position to secure a playoff berth as we hit the stretch run. The Minnesota Wild, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, and St. Louis Blues are those teams that were in the spotlight.
Mar 20, 2018
Handicapping the Hardwood College Basketball Betting Podcast March 19, 2018
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On the Monday March 19 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for this week’s Handicapping the Hardwood segment. The guys had plenty to talk about following the craziest opening weekend in March Madness history. The Sweet 16 means a new round of NCAA Tournament matchups and futures considerations, so the guys talked about how to approach those games and about some key stats to keep in mind for these matchups.
Mar 19, 2018
Monday Mailbag March 19, 2018
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On the Monday March 19 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke answered your questions during the Monday Mailbag segment. Listeners were curious about their futures bets as we look ahead to the Sweet 16 and the Elite Eight this week during the NCAA Tournament. It has certainly been Madness in March with the upsets and the craziness, so who better than Adam to help you with your futures? Listeners were also curious about bet sizes for professionals and how to deal with the emotional and mental letdown of four days of Madness and then the start of a new week.
Mar 19, 2018
March Madness Quick Betting Tips March 16, 2018
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Another day of March Madness is upon us, so host Adam Burke looked at the card to check out some of the line movements and talk about what we’ve seen thus far. Using the market as a guide can be such a big help, as we noticed yesterday. We also saw several games fall in between numbers or right near the total. Adam had a few thoughts on that, along with some live betting and derivative tips that he picked up on and will look to carry over into today. Saturday’s Round of 32 matchups are set and we have lines to consider for those games. There are some very important betting tips to keep in mind for these games and you certainly want to hear about these before you lock in your action for the second round.
Mar 16, 2018
March Madness Quick Betting Tips March 15, 2018
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March Madness is here! Host Adam Burke didn’t want to leave BangTheBook Radio listeners empty-handed for this first day of the first round, so he recorded about a 15-minute pep talk for our listeners with some important betting concepts to keep in mind throughout the day. He talked about using the betting market to develop clues about which sides are sharp and which sides are public and also talked about the importance of live betting and derivative betting.
Mar 15, 2018
College Basketball Capping with Ralph Michaels March 14, 2018
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On the Wednesday March 14 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Ralph Michaels of WagerTalk.com for this week’s College Basketball Capping segment. The guys started with some betting angles and analysis for the NIT, CBI, and CIT before getting into the main course, which is March Madness. For the NCAA Tournament, Adam and Ralph took in-depth looks at the South Region and the East Region, as they broke down the games and matchups coming up on Thursday and Friday. They also looked ahead to some of the Round of 32 games coming up on Saturday and Sunday. Along the way, Ralph shared some best bets and a lot of excellent betting edges.
Mar 14, 2018
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds March 14, 2018
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On the Wednesday March 14 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds to chat golf and college basketball. After some opening remarks on Tiger Woods and the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the guys talked about the NIT and how the rule changes affected play on Tuesday. With quarters instead of halves, derivative betting has been a little bit different as well, so Adam and Wes examined those angles. For the NCAA Tournament, the conversation focused on the Midwest and West Regions, with some futures thoughts and some thoughts on the toss-up games in those two regions. Wes’s insight has been invaluable for us on the show and today was no different.
Mar 14, 2018
Powers Picks March 13, 2018
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On the Tuesday March 13 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brad Powers of BradPowersSports.com to chat a bunch of college basketball. The guys took a look at two regions, with in-depth betting analysis on the Midwest Region and the West Region for the NCAA Tournament and talked about the non-March Madness tournaments like the CBI, CIT, and NIT to look for some betting value in those events.
Mar 13, 2018
Picks & Predictions with Tony George March 13, 2018
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On the Tuesday March 13 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Tony George for this week’s Picks & Predictions segment. The guys took a look at the NIT rule changes and also talked about some pertinent betting angles for this year’s event. Then they took a deep dive into the East Region for the NCAA Tournament, as they talked about the interesting road for Villanova with Wichita State, West Virginia, and some pretty good teams in the bottom half of the bracket in Purdue and Texas Tech.
Mar 13, 2018
College Basketball Betting Tips with Brian Blessing March 13, 2018
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On the Tuesday March 13 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing, the host of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline, to chat about golf, hockey, and college basketball. Tiger Woods is the favorite for this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, so the guys had a few thoughts about that. On the NHL side, Adam and Brian talked about some recent results and some teams that are looking to make a move. To wrap things up, Adam and Brian broke down the South Region for the NCAA Tournament, to look at Virginia’s path to the title game and break down the rest of the matchups and the betting odds for the region.
Mar 13, 2018
Handicapping the Hardwood College Basketball Betting Podcast March 12, 2018
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On the Monday March 12 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for this week’s Handicapping the Hardwood segment. A few early talking points on the segment carried over from today’s Monday Mailbag, as listeners had a lot of questions about hedging futures. There have been some NIT rule changes, which were discussed, but the majority of the segment focused on the NCAA Tournament. The guys talked about underseeded and overseeded teams, as well as teams that got a really tough draw or some tough matchups. Kyle’s expertise is in the totals market, so the guys talked about the venues and shooting backdrops that could provide some edges, as well as some hidden home court advantages.
Mar 12, 2018
Monday Mailbag March 12, 2018
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On the Monday March 12 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke answered your listener questions during the Monday Mailbag segment. Listeners wanted to know about a wide range of topics from promo offers and rollovers to the AL Central race to the NIT to betting systems to, of course, March Madness and the NIT. Adam had a lot of different things to talk about on today’s show and also carried some of the questions over to the next segment with Kyle Hunter, so you’ll want to be sure to listen to that as well. You can always reach Adam with your questions by hitting him up on Twitter, @SkatingTripods, or emailing adam@bangthebook.com.
Mar 12, 2018
Bankroll Management and Sports Betting Tips March 9, 2018
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Host Adam Burke had more than a few things to say about everything that goes on with the day-to-day sports betting market, as he talked about bankroll management, understanding the industry, and some college basketball betting angles for Friday’s action. A pick on yesterday’s show launched Adam into a big discussion about bankroll management and the industry as a whole. The Charlotte Hornets lost to the Brooklyn Nets in a game that was mentioned on the show as a good situational spot for the favorites. Sometimes it is good to reinforce important betting concepts in light of a bad outcome and Adam took the time to do that on today’s show.
Mar 09, 2018
CBB, NBA, NHL, and MLB Betting Tips with Host Adam Burke March 8, 2018
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As it turns out, host Adam Burke just can’t stay away from the microphone and from giving the listeners what they want. With daytime conference tournament action and four shows in three days, we were going to take a little breather today, but Adam decided that he would have none of it. Your favorite host chatted some college basketball, NBA, NHL, and MLB on today’s solo show. He shared some strong observations on conference tournaments so far, the value of derivative betting, and how to read the markets.
Mar 08, 2018
College Basketball Capping with Ralph Michaels March 7, 2018
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On the Wednesday March 7 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels to talk Atlantic-10, SEC, Big West, and Ivy League Conference Tournaments. With the A-10 and the SEC getting underway tonight, the guys hit those first for our loyal listeners looking for insight on two really interesting tournaments playing at new venues. Across the board, Adam and Ralph shared betting tips and picks for these events, with the Big West starting on Thursday night and the Ivy League coming up on Saturday. Ralph is in the midst of a great college hoops season, so hearing his thoughts on these tournaments should be very beneficial for our listeners.
Mar 07, 2018
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds March 7, 2018
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On the Wednesday March 7 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds to chat a little Valspar Championship golf betting and the conference tournaments in the Mountain West and the Pac-12. This is a solid field at Innisbrook as we break from college hoops for just a few minutes to chat a little golf. But, as we have for the last two weeks, we’ve put college basketball center stage to talk conference tournaments and the guys gave some solid insight and analysis on the Mountain West and Pac-12, which both tip off on Wednesday.
Mar 07, 2018
Handicapping the Hardwood College Basketball Betting Podcast March 7, 2018
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Crisp and clean is a good way to describe this special edition of Handicapping the Hardwood. Not just because Adam was in studio, so we’ve got HD audio for you, but also because the guys were on point and in the zone with terrific conference tournament betting tips, free picks, and analysis. Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com has been with us for a long time breaking down conference tourneys and the guys hit all 32 again this year. The nine in question on this episode were the AAC, Southland, WAC, Big East, Big 12, Big West, Atlantic 10, Ivy, and SEC. We’ve got some tournaments at new venues, which could have a major impact on totals, and we have a lot of bubble teams spread across these leagues. The guys talked about futures prices that make sense, hedging possibilities, money line rollovers, coaching angles, and so much more. You’re not going to find many shows that cover all 32 conferences and Adam and Kyle have done it over four segments like it was nothing.
Mar 07, 2018
Powers Picks March 6, 2018
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On the Tuesday March 6 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brad Powers of BradPowersSports.com for this week’s Powers Picks segment. With conference tournament action going on, the guys chatted about the Pac-12, ACC, and SEC Conference Tournaments, as Brad shared some futures thoughts, some betting tips, and his insight and analysis on these major tournaments. The guys also used some different angles to consider NCAA Tournament futures on some of these teams and discuss what to look for with the back-to-back nature of the events.
Mar 06, 2018
Picks & Predictions with Tony George March 6, 2018
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On the Tuesday March 6 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Tony George of Doc’s Sports for this week’s Picks & Predictions segment. This week’s segment focused heavily on the Big 12 Conference Tournament, which is a specialty of Tony’s and a tournament that he regularly attends. We got his thoughts on the draws, the matchups, and the futures odds for this tournament in Kansas City. We also drew from Tony’s expertise to hit the AAC Conference Tournament as well.
Mar 06, 2018
Sports Betting Tips with Brian Blessing March 6, 2018
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On the Tuesday March 6 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing to chat NHL overtime betting angles and two college basketball conference tournaments – the MAC and the A-10. The guys looked back at Monday night in the NHL with four overtime games to see if there are any betting angles moving forward and then talked about the Tampa Bay Lightning, who have played five straight and are in action tonight. The first round of the MAC Tournament is finished, but we have updated futures odds to consider as the tournament shifts to Cleveland. The Atlantic-10 Tournament is also this week and Brian had some strong thoughts on that league and about some betting angles for the teams in the field.
Mar 06, 2018
Handicapping the Hardwood College Basketball Betting Podcast March 5, 2018
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On the Monday March 5 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for a breakdown of nine conference tournaments that tip off this week. The guys hit the MEAC and MAC, which start tonight, and then also the Big Sky, ACC, SWAC, Sun Belt, Mountain West, Pac-12, and Conference USA. They talked about their picks from a futures standpoint that make some sense, hit on betting tips for the individual conference tournaments, and also talked about concepts like the money line rollover and how to bet futures in a way that helps avoid the #1 seed. It is was quite a segment, loaded with a ton of information.
Mar 05, 2018
Monday Mailbag March 5, 2018
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On the Monday March 5 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke answered your listener questions during the Monday Mailbag segment. There were a lot of great submissions from listeners this week regarding bet sizes for season-long futures, Spring Training betting tips, how to handicap games vs. brackets in the NCAA Tournament, and about situational betting for Major League Baseball and if it exists. Feel free to send your questions to @SkatingTripods on Twitter or to adam@bangthebook.com.
Mar 05, 2018
College Basketball Capping with Ralph Michaels March 2, 2018
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On the Friday March 2 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels of WagerTalk.com. The guys talked about the CAA Tournament and the Summit League Tournament, as well as some talk about how to approach the bubble teams at this time of year. Ralph broke down three games for this weekend, with looks at Kentucky vs. Florida, TCU vs. Texas Tech, and UCLA vs. USC. The guys also talked about some astute betting tips for the final regular season game of the year for the teams in conferences that haven’t started the postseason yet. You do not want to miss those or Ralph’s free pick best bets for Saturday and Sunday for our listeners.
Mar 02, 2018
NHL Betting Tips with Adam Burke March 2, 2018
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On the Friday March 2 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke wrapped up the week with some news about scheduling changes for the next three weeks of the show and also gave out some NHL betting tips. With all day basketball coming on Thursday and Friday the next three weeks, we’ll be combining all of our guests into Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday shows, so keep it tuned to BangTheBook Radio to get all of your conference tournament and March Madness betting tips. Adam also had a few words on some of Saturday and Sunday’s NHL games that have some intriguing situational spots, including one of his favorite plays of the year coming up on Saturday evening.
Mar 02, 2018
Powers Picks March 1, 2018
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We’ve been talking a ton of college basketball this week, which makes a lot of sense with all of the handicapping angles of conference tournaments, but we wanted to break it up a little bit. Enter college football fanatic and successful handicapper Brad Powers of BradPowersSports.com. It is March 1 and Brad already has most of his college football season win total projections put together. The guys talked about some of these teams that look good from a futures standpoint and also talked about Brad’s process for coming to his season win total numbers. It was a nice respite from all the hoops talk we’ve had, but we did bring it back to college basketball. Brad had a lot of excellent bits of advice and insight regarding conference tournament betting and some of the angles that he will be looking to exploit.
Mar 01, 2018
Handicapping the Hardwood College Basketball Betting Podcast February 28, 2018
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On the Wednesday February 28 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for another Handicapping the Hardwood segment. The guys got to a lot of stuff on Monday, but hit up nine more conference tournaments today. They went in alphabetical order with the America East, Colonial, Horizon, MAAC, Missouri Valley, Ohio Valley, SoCon, Summit, and West Coast Conference. The guys talked about futures betting opportunities, handicapping on a game-by-game basis, and other betting strategies for some leagues that you may not look at on a regular basis.
Feb 28, 2018
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds February 28, 2018
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On the Wednesday February 28 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds, @WesReynolds1 on Twitter, to chat about conference tournament betting strategies, the Big Ten Tournament, and the WGC-Mexico Championship in golf. Wes is a high-volume bettor that does a lot of derivative betting of first halves and second halves, so the format of the conference tournaments, with back-to-backs and neutral-site venues creates a lot of opportunities. The guys talked about that and also handicapped the Big Ten Conference Tournament to find some value. The WGC-Mexico Championship is a big golf event as the second of four World Golf Championships events. With only one past tournament at Club de Golf Chapultepec, course form data is hard to find, so Adam and Wes talked about some other strategies and Wes gave out some of the players he likes for this weekend.
Feb 28, 2018
Picks & Predictions with Tony George February 27, 2018
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On the Tuesday February 27 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Tony George of Doc’s Sports for this week’s Picks & Predictions segment. This week’s segment focused on Arch Madness, the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament that will decide which team from the MVC will go to the NCAA Tournament. Without Wichita State, things look much different this year and the guys broke down the matchups and the odds. To get a little bit of NBA flare on the show, Adam and Tony discussed Tuesday night’s card in search of some good betting edges.
Feb 27, 2018
NHL Betting Tips with Brian Blessing February 27, 2018
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On the Tuesday February 27 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing, the host of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline, to recap the NHL Trade Deadline and gain some betting angles out of the transactions completed on Monday. The guys will take a look at the winners and losers of the Trade Deadline and also see if there are any additional futures betting impact as a result. A busy NHL schedule is on tap for Tuesday night and Brian had some thoughts on the card to share with our listeners.
Feb 27, 2018
Handicapping the Hardwood College Basketball Betting Podcast February 26, 2018
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On the Monday February 26 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for the Handicapping the Hardwood college basketball betting segment. The guys had a ton of conference tournament information to present to listeners as we get ready for the college hoops postseason. The guys talked about general betting approaches to conference tournaments and specific betting angles based on shooting backdrops, scheduling spots, and seeding advantages. Among the conferences discussed, the guys talked about the Big Ten, Atlantic Sun, Big South, Patriot, Ohio Valley, Northeast, Missouri Valley, SoCon, West Coast, and MAAC. The information came fast and furious, so you may want to listen a second time, but we will be getting Kyle back a second time this week as well.
Feb 26, 2018
Monday Mailbag February 26, 2018
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On the Monday February 26 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke answered your listener questions during the Monday Mailbag segment. You can always send questions on Twitter to @SkatingTripods or you can email them to Adam@bangthebook.com. This week, the questions ranged from MLB betting to organization as a handicapper to betting trends and which ones should be taken seriously. A lot of questions and answers carried over to today’s Handicapping the Hardwood segment with Kyle Hunter, so be sure to listen to that.
Feb 26, 2018
Handicapping the Hardwood College Basketball Betting Podcast February 23, 2018
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We wrapped up the week in style on BangTheBook Radio with a studio-quality recording featuring host Adam Burke and one of our favorite guests in Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com. The guys had a lot to chat about during a busy time of the college basketball season, including some noteworthy injuries, conference tournament betting angles, and game previews for this weekend’s action.
Feb 23, 2018
College Basketball Capping with Ralph Michaels February 22, 2018
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On the Thursday February 22 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels of WagerTalk.com for this week’s College Basketball Capping segment. The guys had a lot of things to talk about this week, including Ralph’s start in the industry and his decision to become a full-time handicapper. Teams are starting to make decisions on their head coaches, which can have betting impact, so Adam and Ralph talked about that. They also talked about same-season revenge with a second regular season game between opponents, Senior Night betting angles, and bubble teams. Ralph also shared a couple of best bets for Thursday and Saturday action.
Feb 22, 2018
Powers Picks February 22, 2018
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On the Thursday February 22 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brad Powers from BradPowersSports.com for this week’s Powers Picks segment. The guys had a lot to talk about, as they touched on a couple of overrated and underrated teams that are prominent in the national conversation. They also talked about futures odds for the teams that Brad believes have the best chance of cutting down the nets in the NCAA Tournament. Along with those talking points, the guys looked at the Kansas vs. Texas Tech game coming up this weekend and Brad shared some of his best bets for Thursday night’s action.
Feb 22, 2018
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard February 21, 2018
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On the Wednesday February 21 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Bryan Leonard for this week’s Sports Wagering Talk segment. After a few thoughts on the current landscape in baseball, the NBA was the focus of today’s segment, as the guys broke down some post-NBA All-Star Break betting thoughts on how to approach the teams in the hunt, the teams in the tank, the teams on streaks, and so much more.
Feb 21, 2018
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds February 21, 2018
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On the Wednesday February 21 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds for this week’s Wednesday Wagering segment. It is always a good time to have Wes on the program, but the return of the NBA from the All-Star Break is a really great time because derivative betting can be your best friend at this time of the year. Teams are working to get back into a rhythm, so Wes talked about some of his strategies as everybody shakes off the rust. The guys also talked about the Honda Classic at PGA National, as Rickie Fowler leads another strong field of golfers with the last chance to qualify for the WGC-Mexico Championship next week.
Feb 21, 2018
Picks & Predictions with Tony George February 20, 2018
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On the Tuesday February 20 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Tony George of Doc’s Sports for this week’s Picks & Predictions segment. The NBA resumes play on Tuesday, so Adam and Tony had some discussions about how to bet the NBA coming out of the All-Star Break and also about some of Tony’s general betting tips for the Association. The pro ranks are definitely a different handicap than the college side of things. Speaking of the college side of things, one game on tonight’s card personifies the chase that all of us enjoy in this industry. The Indiana Hoosiers visit the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a battle of unranked teams, but two teams with interesting profiles. Adam and Tony will break this one down from all angles to illustrate how listeners should be approaching the college hoops card.
Feb 20, 2018
NHL Betting Tips with Brian Blessing February 20, 2018
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On the Tuesday February 20 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing, the host of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline, to chat some NHL action. The guys talked about the Stanley Cup futures market and isolated some of the teams that look to have some decent value at this stage of the game. The relatively new NHL format plays a big role here. Along with that, the guys talked about derivative betting in the NHL, in terms of looking for puck lines or first period bets. Team totals are another option in this marketplace and we have seen some teams that have scored a ton of goals and have allowed a ton of goals this season. Adam and Brian discussed tonight’s card as well as the trade rumors continue to swirl.
Feb 20, 2018
Handicapping the Hardwood College Basketball Betting Podcast February 19, 2018
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On the Monday February 19 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for this week’s Handicapping the Hardwood segment. After a couple of listener questions regarding Kyle’s start in the industry and the hedging of futures, the guys took a look at a lot of important betting topics. The Bubble Watch is on and it has long-ranging impact on the betting market. Also, the regular season is coming to a close for some conferences, which creates some additional betting opportunities. The guys will buy low and sell high on a couple of teams and look ahead to some games early in the week because we’ll be getting Kyle back on the show again on Friday to preview this weekend in the college basketball world.
Feb 19, 2018
Monday Mailbag February 19, 2018
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On the Monday February 19 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke answered your questions during this week’s Monday Mailbag segment. We had a wide range of questions here, as listeners wanted to know about betting in money line sports, the overlay needed to lock in a bet, Adam’s preferences with bourbon and whiskey, hedging futures, the Tampa Bay Rays, competition in the industry, and the future of legalization in sports betting. Please send your questions to Adam on Twitter, @SkatingTripods, to have them read and answered on future editions of the Monday Mailbag.
Feb 19, 2018
Sports Betting Tips with Collin Wilson February 16, 2018
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On the Friday February 16 edition of BangTheBook Radio, longtime listener and part-time contributor Collin Wilson joined host Adam Burke for a spur of the moment segment on college basketball, college football, and MLB. We had some late cancellations with today’s scheduled guests, so Collin pinch hit and had a great segment with us on betting college basketball futures, some college football positions that he has taken so far, and a couple of MLB season win total bets that he has made.
Feb 16, 2018
NHL Betting Tips with Brian Blessing February 16, 2018
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On the Friday February 16 edition of BangTheBook Radio, Brian Blessing made a surprise appearance to help host Adam Burke out after some late cancellations with today’s scheduled guests. Brian, the host of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline, talked with Adam about some NHL betting tips heading into this weekend with some afternoon games and some totals betting, including a couple of plays on his radar for tonight’s action.
Feb 16, 2018
Powers Picks February 15, 2018
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On the Thursday February 15 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brad Powers of BradPowersSports.com for this week’s Powers Picks segment. The Powers Picks segment was actually the full show this week with Ralph Michaels unable to join us. Adam was in studio with Brad on the phone lines, so we got to bring our listeners some sound quality that matched the everyday quality of our show. The guys started with a college football discussion on preparing for the upcoming season and some futures positions that Brad has taken. Then they moved into college basketball to look at Kentucky’s struggles, Oklahoma and Trae Young, the Michigan State perception dichotomy, and Nebraska’s big ATS run. Finally, a few thoughts on futures betting and how timing is everything in both the NBA and college basketball wrapped up the show.
Feb 15, 2018
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard February 14, 2018
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On the Wednesday February 14 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional bettor Bryan Leonard of WagerTalk.com for this week’s Sports Wagering Talk segment. The guys talked about their respective starts in the industry and then took a look at the NBA and MLB. On the NBA side, most teams finish up tonight and four others finish up tomorrow prior to the All-Star Break. How should bettors approach these games? Bryan had some tips on that and also on the MLB season win total market, which opened up last week in Las Vegas and is now open in the offshore market as well.
Feb 14, 2018
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds February 14, 2018
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On the Wednesday February 14 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds, @WesReynolds1 on Twitter, for this week’s Wednesday Wagering segment. Adam got some words from Wes on how he got his start in the industry and how he became such a high-volume handicapper. The guys also talked about the NBA as we head into the All-Star Break. A listener question from Monday resurfaced about betting second half and full game college basketball totals. Wes does a lot of derivative betting, so he was the perfect person to ask. He also gave some betting tips and wagering angles for this week’s Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club, which has the strongest PGA Tour field of the year to date.
Feb 14, 2018
NHL Betting Tips with Brian Blessing February 13, 2018
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On the Tuesday February 13 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing, the host of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline, to chat all things hockey. We saw three more high-scoring games on Monday night, so Adam and Brian talked about the league-wide scoring spike and about its betting impact. They also took an in-depth look at the Pacific Division to see which teams may emerge as challengers to Vegas and which teams need to make some moves at the Trade Deadline. Speaking of the Trade Deadline, what other teams need to be proactive? Finally, Adam and Brian looked at Tuesday night’s big card to find some betting opportunities.
Feb 13, 2018
Picks & Predictions with Tony George February 13, 2018
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On the Tuesday February 13 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Tony George of Doc’s Sports for this week’s Picks & Predictions segment. This week’s segment focused on the Missouri Valley Conference, which is one of Tony’s specialties. Conference specialization has been an important topic for us with the transition to college hoops and we carried that over to today’s show. Tony talked about his successes in the MVC and about what has worked well for him. He also talked about his home court advantage values in this league, which is a big deal because the MVC seems to be full of them. Evansville vs. Northern Iowa on Tuesday night and a whole slew of conference games on Wednesday night wrapped up a fine segment.
Feb 13, 2018
Handicapping the Hardwood College Basketball Betting Podcast February 12, 2018
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On the Monday February 12 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for this week’s Handicapping the Hardwood segment. The guys had a lot to discuss with the first round of rankings from the Selection Committee to show the top four seeds in each region. They talked about futures betting and also hit on a couple of teams that are making a move up the board while others tumble down. Adam and Kyle sold high and bought low on a couple of teams and looked ahead to four games coming up this week with various handicapping angles and interests, including a game that could wind up as a premium look-ahead on Kyle’s card.
Feb 12, 2018
Monday Mailbag with Host Adam Burke February 12, 2018
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On the Monday February 12 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke opened up the listener lines for some questions as we brought back the Monday Mailbag segment. We had a lot of great questions this week about the streakiness of betting, reading the betting market based on betting percentages and monies wagered, betting with Bitcoin, using social media to handicap, betting tips for baseball futures, and Men’s Olympic Hockey in PyeongChang. Send your questions each week to host Adam Burke (@SkatingTripods) on Twitter or @bangthebook on Twitter to get them read and answered on the air!
Feb 12, 2018
NBA Trade Deadline Recap and Betting Tips February 9, 2018
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On the Friday February 9 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily for a recap of the NBA Trade Deadline and for some betting tips about those teams going forward. The Cavs were certainly active at the Trade Deadline and Philip just got a firsthand look, so we got a lot of excellent insight into LeBron James’s team. Other trades featured the Nuggets, Knicks, and Mavericks. Perhaps the biggest moves are the ones that didn’t happen as we near the buyout deadline, so we got Philip’s thoughts on who may be out there to help teams with the playoff push.
Feb 09, 2018
MLB Betting Tips with Host Adam Burke February 9, 2018
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On the Friday February 9 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke spoke about early MLB season win total lines and betting strategies. He also asked for questions for Monday’s Monday Mailbag segment, but the majority of this bridge between guests was to take a look at the CG Technology MLB season win total lines and talk about some of those that have moved around already. 5Dimes has opened the offshore market for win totals, so Adam looked at those numbers and talked about some of his early thoughts.
Feb 09, 2018
Conference USA College Basketball Betting Tips February 9, 2018
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On the Friday February 9 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Alex Nicolas for some Conference USA college basketball betting tips and predictions. Alex covers C-USA for Miner Rush, the SB Nation home of the UTEP Miners, and had some interesting things to say on Saturday’s card with the conference teams in action. He also helped us look ahead to the conference tournament at the end of the month to see who the primary challengers for Middle Tennessee State will be.
Feb 09, 2018
Powers Picks February 8, 2018
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On the Thursday February 8 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brad Powers of BradPowersSports.com for this week’s Powers Picks segment. On this segment, Adam and Brad broke down some overrated and underrated teams in college basketball following another upset-filled evening. They discussed the nationwide parity for college hoops and also previewed Duke vs. North Carolina and Michigan State vs. Purdue as a couple of marquee games coming up this week. Brad threw out a free pick for Thursday night for listeners as a wrap-up for today’s segment.
Feb 08, 2018
College Basketball Capping with Ralph Michaels February 8, 2018
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On the Thursday February 8 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels from WagerTalk.com. The guys opened up the show by talking about St. John’s with upsets over Duke and Villanova this week, almost as an illustration of how this college basketball season has gone. They talked about a key injury in the Mountain West Conference and broke that league down a little bit more as a result. A preview of Saint Mary’s vs. Gonzaga could have a lot of future betting value. Ralph also had best bets for Thursday night and Saturday to finish up another fine segment.
Feb 08, 2018
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds February 7, 2018
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On the Wednesday February 7 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds to chat some college basketball derivative betting and the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. The guys opened with some thoughts on Wes’s hometown team, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Josh McDaniels fallout, but focused on college hoops and golf from a betting standpoint. A listener question about second half college hoops betting led to an interesting discussion about the things to look for in the market when trying to lock in these bets. They also talked about opportunities to take advantage of bad second half lines. On the golf side, the Pebble Beach Pro-Am is an extremely unique event with a lot of players, celebrities, and three different courses. Wes had a lot of great insights today on these two important betting topics.
Feb 07, 2018
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard February 7, 2018
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On the Wednesday February 7 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Bryan Leonard of WagerTalk.com to chat NBA and wrap up the NFL season. For a lot of bettors, this is a tough time of year, as they try to sort through the puzzle that is the NBA. Adam and Bryan discussed some betting tips and some strong angles to play to get you through the dog days of winter. Bryan also talked about some takeaways from the 2017 NFL season that he’ll consider heading into 2018.
Feb 07, 2018
Super Bowl 52 Wrap-Up and NHL Betting Tips with Brian Blessing February 6, 2018
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On the Tuesday February 6 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing, the host of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline, to chat about how the sportsbooks did for the Super Bowl and talk some NHL betting. Super Bowl 52 flew over the total and the Eagles were the outright upset winner, plus the Tom Brady over props all hit, along with the Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola props. How did the sportsbooks do? On the NHL side, there are a lot of interesting situational betting spots for this week, including a few tonight, as Marc-Andre Fleury returns to Pittsburgh to face his old team and Anaheim takes on Buffalo. The guys will also talk about the Trade Deadline and the uncertainty in the locker rooms with teams that could be caught in the crossfire.
Feb 06, 2018
Big 12 College Basketball Betting Tips with Tony George February 6, 2018
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On the Tuesday February 6 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Tony George of Doc’s Sports for a breakdown of the Big 12 in college basketball. What are some tips for handicapping a conference in which everybody beats everybody? Every team in the Big 12 has at least three losses. Does that change the handicapping mindset? Teams are also winning and losing big home games, so home court advantage hasn’t been a huge factor. Tony shared some of his thoughts and also talked about how he would order the conference first to worst with the 10 teams in the league. The guys also looked at tonight’s Baylor vs. Oklahoma State matchup and also TCU vs. Kansas.
Feb 06, 2018
Handicapping the Hardwood College Basketball Betting Podcast February 5, 2018
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On the Monday February 5 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for this week’s Handicapping the Hardwood college basketball betting podcast. The guys had a lot to talk about as the focus shifts to college hoops within the industry. They addressed the National Championship picture and some of the teams in the mix. They also answered a listener question about the Colonial Athletic Association and some overrated and underrated teams in that league. As usual, the guys bought low and sold high on a couple of teams and then looked at a few games that have drawn Kyle’s interest this week, including a possible look-ahead at a premium play on one of those featured games.
Feb 05, 2018
NFL Week in Review and Offseason Preview with Joe Everett February 5, 2018
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On the Monday February 5 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Joe Everett of NFL Draft Bible for a recap of Super Bowl 52 and a look ahead to the offseason. It was an instant classic in Minneapolis as the Eagles knocked off the Patriots. Adam and Joe gave their thoughts on the game and about the situations facing the two teams in the coming months. They also looked at three of the final four and wondered if a shift is coming in the NFL. Finally, a team has gone worst to first every year since 2003 except for 2014. Who could that team be next season?
Feb 05, 2018
Super Bowl LII Free Picks and Betting Tips with Locky Lockerson February 2, 2018
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On the Friday February 2 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Locky Lockerson to talk Super Bowl LII and the prop bets available for the big game. Locky had some thoughts on the side and total, but most of the conversation focused on finding value with the prop bets, including individual player props and a lot of novelty props regarding the broadcast, Pink’s National Anthem, and the Justin Timberlake halftime show. This was an all-encompassing segment for the Super Bowl and one that you don’t want to miss as you lock in your bets for the Eagles vs. Patriots matchup.
Feb 02, 2018
Super Bowl 52 Picks, Prop Bets, and Betting Tips with Whale Capper February 2, 2018
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On the Friday February 2 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Whale Capper for a comprehensive breakdown of all of the betting options for Super Bowl 52. Whale Capper has one of the strongest positions on the spread for the actual game itself that we have heard on the shows this week and his position may be a bit surprising to some. The guys talked about individual player props, an alternative strategy to betting the props than what we have heard throughout the week, and some of Whale’s favorite prop bets that he’s made so far. The guys also spent some additional time on the cross-sport prop betting market, which could yield some good edges.
Feb 02, 2018
The Odds Report with Brent from DSI Sportsbook February 2, 2018
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On the Friday February 2 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brent, a risk manager at DSI Sportsbook, for this week’s version of The Odds Report. Sharp money is out there in the betting markets, but things have been a little bit different at DSI Sportsbook than they have been at other books. You’ll have to listen to find out why, but Brent talked about the action that has come in so far on the game and also some of the action on the prop bets. What was really fun about this segment is that we got a risk manager’s perspective on the Super Bowl, with two weeks worth of action to try and balance and a lot of early action that will be dwarfed by the magnitude of the late action. It was a fun look at how challenging the job can be for a game like this.
Feb 02, 2018
Super Bowl LII Betting Tips and Prop Picks with Ralph Michaels February 1, 2018
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On the Thursday February 1 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels of WagerTalk.com for some Super Bowl LII analysis and free picks on prop bets. Adam and Ralph talked about a variety of different angles to the side and total on the game and also did a deep dive into looking at the prop betting options that are out there. Ralph ran through a lot of prop bets that he has personally played already and the guys used those as a vessel to talk about how listeners should attack these wagering options. Thinking about how the game will play out is a great way to make some money if you are right and there are plenty of chances to do that. We didn’t forget about college hoops, as Ralph mentioned two games that he is focused on, with one for tonight and one for Saturday.
Feb 01, 2018
Powers Picks February 1, 2018
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On the Thursday February 1 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brad Powers of BradPowersSports.com to talk Super Bowl LII and prop betting. Adam and Brad talked at length about the Super Bowl spread and total, as Brad believes that there may be some value on one of the sides and also one of the money lines. Prop betting is extremely popular, as well it should be, as a smart way to bet the game and have some action on the board. Brad talked about some of the prop bets he likes and the strategies that he looks to employ when he’s looking at individual player stats and game props. Brad also threw in a college basketball free pick for Thursday night.
Feb 01, 2018
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds January 31, 2018
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On the Wednesday January 31 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds to talk about Super Bowl LII, the Waste Management Phoenix Open, and the NBA. The guys talked about Wes’s approach to the Super Bowl with so many other things going on as a high-volume handicapper and about the types of props he’s looking to play. The Phoenix Open has a strong field this year and the guys talked about the favorites and also about some of the medium and longer shots that Wes has invested in for this weekend at TPC Scottsdale. Finally, the guys talked about the current challenges of handicapping the NBA with trades and the All-Star Break still a couple of weeks away.
Jan 31, 2018
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard January 31, 2018
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On the Wednesday January 31 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Bryan Leonard to discuss Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots and prop bets. The guys started by talking about the challenges and pressures of betting the side and total for a game of this magnitude, but focused mostly on the prop bets and the mathematical side of making smart investments on them.
Jan 31, 2018
Super Bowl LII Props and Betting Tips with Brian Blessing January 30, 2018
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On the Tuesday January 30 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing, the host of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline, to chat about Super Bowl LII, prop betting, and the return of the NHL from the All-Star Break. The guys primarily focused on the Super Bowl, as we’ve seen very little resistance with the move down to New England -4 in the betting market. The guys talked about some of the prop bets that they like as they tried to break down some matchup edges for our listeners. On the NHL side, we’ve got a big card tonight, so Brian shared a couple of plays that he’s looking at for this evening and talked about some of the challenges with teams trying to get back into the flow of the season.
Jan 30, 2018
Marc Meltzer’s Las Vegas Super Bowl Tips January 30, 2018
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On the Tuesday January 30 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Marc Meltzer, a freelance man about town for all things Las Vegas, to chat about where to eat and what to do for Super Bowl LII in Sin City. This conversation also helps for those that are heading out for March Madness in a few weeks time, as Marc talked about some of his favorite spots on the Strip, off the Strip, and about how the Super Bowl works at various sportsbooks in town. This is a little bit different from what we typically do on BangTheBook Radio, but it’s always nice to think about a getaway and to make sure that listeners are aware of how to maximize their time and money with the use of apps and patronage of affordable restaurants.
Jan 30, 2018
Handicapping the Hardwood College Basketball Betting Podcast January 29, 2018
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On the Monday January 29 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for the Handicapping the Hardwood college basketball betting segment. The guys did start with some Super Bowl LII discussion, but primarily focused on college basketball and some listener questions regarding home court advantage and bankroll management. Kyle had a sell high and a buy low team to discuss and also looked ahead to three interesting games this weekend, including one that might be a premium look-ahead for show listeners.
Jan 29, 2018
Super Bowl LII Preview with Joe Everett January 29, 2018
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On the Monday January 29 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Joe Everett of NFL Draft Bible for a preview of Super Bowl LII. The guys went a bit deeper than last week’s preview by isolating some of the different matchups that could yield some good NFL betting opportunities when it comes to the prop betting market. Joe gave some leans for his prop bets based on those strengths and weaknesses for the Eagles and Patriots.
Jan 29, 2018
Super Bowl LII & College Basketball Futures with Locky Lockerson January 26, 2018
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On the Friday January 26 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Locky Lockerson for a breakdown of Super Bowl LII and a look at some college basketball betting futures that have value. The guys focused primarily on the game line itself for the Super Bowl, but did work in some initial prop betting thoughts to help listeners organize their plans of attack. On the college basketball futures side, Locky talked about teams that have a “Championship Profile” and how some of those teams remain undervalued in the marketplace. Locky is always looking for value on those things and he has uncovered some teams that really stand out as being good bets to do well in March Madness at this stage of the season.
Jan 26, 2018
Super Bowl LII & NBA Betting Tips with Whale Capper January 26, 2018
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On the Friday January 26 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Whale Capper to chat about Super Bowl LII and also the Friday night NBA betting card. The guys had an in-depth discussion about the Super Bowl LII line, the matchups that they are keyed in on, and some of the players that may carry value from a prop betting standpoint for the big game. On the NBA side of things, the guys hit Pacers vs. Cavs, Rockets vs. Pelicans, Lakers vs. Bulls, and Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks as some interesting NBA betting opportunities for Friday night’s card. You definitely don’t want to miss this segment with a sharp handicapping mind that has a great feel for the markets.
Jan 26, 2018
The Odds Report with Brent from DSI Sportsbook January 26, 2018
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On the Friday January 26 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brent from DSI Sportsbook for this week’s version of The Odds Report. Bear with the audio for this segment, as we had some issues right before the show that forced us to change plans. Brent discussed where the action has been so far for Super Bowl LII, as we’ve seen some initial waves of money hit the board on the Eagles. The guys talked about where this line may go and about why the spread was adjusted from last week’s look-ahead lines.
Jan 26, 2018
Powers Picks January 25, 2018
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On the Thursday January 25 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brad Powers of BradPowersSports.com for this week’s Powers Picks segment. The guys chatted about the betting odds for Super Bowl LII, the prop betting market, and college basketball. The Super Bowl line has seen some interesting investment thus far, so the guys hit on that and also talked about how to organize your thoughts with a daunting number of prop bets listed. On the college hoops side, Brad is off to a solid start evaluating the teams and getting into the swing of things now that college football has wrapped up. He shared a few important points and then gave listeners a best bet for Thursday night’s action on the hardwood.
Jan 25, 2018
College Basketball Capping with Ralph Michaels January 25, 2018
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On the Thursday January 25 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels from WagerTalk.com for this week’s College Basketball Capping segment. Our primary focus is always college hoops, but with Super Bowl LII on the horizon, we got some thoughts from Ralph on what he is seeing from the spread and total and the movement that we’ve seen so far. The guys also hit on Ralph’s preliminary approach to the prop bets and about what his strategy is when it comes to narrowing his focus on the large number of options. On the college basketball side, the guys talked about Conference USA to see if there is actually a true challenger to MTSU this season. That discussion also included a couple of best bets from Ralph for Thursday night and for Saturday night as he is locked into a fine college hoops season so far.
Jan 25, 2018
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard January 24, 2018
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On the Wednesday January 24 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke spoke with Bryan Leonard of WagerTalk.com about the Super Bowl LII line and the NBA betting card for Wednesday night. The guys talked about the initial action we’ve seen on the line with Eagles money and also about how to start organizing your thoughts for the prop bets. On the NBA side, Adam and Bryan discussed the ongoing soap opera that is the Cleveland Cavaliers and also looked at some of the options on the board for the Wednesday night card. We’ve got a lot of games and a lot of interesting situational spots to ponder for this evening and Bryan shared a lot of sound betting advice.
Jan 24, 2018
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds January 24, 2018
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On the Wednesday January 24 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds, a high-volume handicapper well-known on Twitter, to discuss the Super Bowl LII line, prop betting strategies, and the Farmers Insurance Open. Adam and Wes talked about some of the initial movement that we’ve seen on this number so far and talked about how challenging it is to have a line up for this long. The Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines marks the return of Tiger Woods to the PGA Tour. The guys talked about Woods’s return and also about how to handicap this event, with two courses in play over the first two days and a pretty strong field.
Jan 24, 2018
Super Bowl LII Betting Analysis and College Basketball Tips with Ed Feng January 23, 2018
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On the Tuesday January 23 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Ed Feng of The Power Rank for some Super Bowl LII betting analysis and some college basketball betting tips. The guys took a look at the spread for Super Bowl LII and Ed had some interesting thoughts on where he felt the number should be and about what could be the driving force behind the adjustments. They also discussed some prop betting approaches. On the college hoops side, they used a couple of tonight’s games as examples of some of the challenges with math-based handicapping, but Ed reiterated why he thinks numbers are the best way to go in terms of looking at these games.
Jan 23, 2018
NHL Betting Tips and Super Bowl LII Preview with Brian Blessing January 23, 2018
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On the Tuesday January 23 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline host Brian Blessing to chat about Super Bowl LII and the NHL leading up to the All-Star Break. The guys actually started with the NHL, since the conversation just flowed that way, and Brian talked about some betting tips and some of the thoughts that he has as we approach the five-day break, including some teams that could get hot or really cool off once play resumes next week. On the NFL side of things, the Super Bowl is certainly dominating the headlines, so the guys talked about the Eagles vs. Patriots line and about some of the initial betting action that we’ve seen so far. They also talked about the early opening of the prop betting market and how to approach making those wagers.
Jan 23, 2018
Handicapping the Hardwood College Basketball Betting Podcast January 22, 2018
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On the Monday January 22 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for the Handicapping the Hardwood college basketball betting segment. The guys spent a few minutes on the Super Bowl and the adjustments that were made to the look-ahead lines before covering college hoops as only they can. A discussion of college basketball futures came into play from a listener question and the guys talked about some positions they’ve taken and some values that are still out there. They hit on a sell high and a buy low team of Kyle’s choosing, hit some non-conference betting trends, and discussed four big games coming up this week with a variety of different betting angles.
Jan 22, 2018
NFL Week in Review & Super Bowl LII Preview
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On the Monday January 22 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Joe Everett of NFL Draft Bible for the NFL Week in Review and Super Bowl LII Preview. The guys recapped what we saw in the AFC and NFC Championship Games and also broke down the early matchups to watch for Super Bowl LII. Adam and Joe discussed the opening line, the coaching advantages for both teams, and what the value of the week off will be for both teams as well.
Jan 22, 2018
The Odds Report with Brent from DSI Sportsbook January 19, 2018
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On the Friday January 19 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brent, a risk manager at DSI Sportsbook, for this week’s version of The Odds Report. Adam and Brent discussed the sharp money in the market for both the AFC and NFC Championship Games and forecasted line moves as we approach kickoff. Brent talked about the wager counts and betting percentages and about the numbers that sharp bettors grabbed. Brent also had a few updates on the UFC 220 card, including some sharp action on one of the two title fights and an update on the Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou betting action.
Jan 19, 2018
MLB Futures Betting Tips with Adam Burke January 19, 2018
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On the Friday January 19 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke took some time in the spotlight to chat about Major League Baseball. We are 69 days away from Opening Day (nice) and still have a lot of free agents out there, but the futures board has a few value teams on it. Adam talked about his thought process for looking at teams worthy of investment and something to consider for season win totals and AL and NL pennant odds as well.
Jan 19, 2018
Powers Picks January 18, 2018
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On the Thursday January 18 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brad Powers from BradPowersSports.com for this week’s Powers Picks segment. The primary focus was the NFL, as Adam and Brad broke down the Jaguars vs. Patriots AFC Championship Game and the Vikings vs. Eagles NFC Championship Game. They also took a peek at the look-ahead lines for Super Bowl LII to get a feel for the market for the big game in just over two weeks. They also hit on some college basketball, including a couple of big games tonight, with Saint Mary’s on the road against Gonzaga and USC at Oregon. This part of the show finished with a free pick best bet from Brad for tonight’s big college hoops card.
Jan 18, 2018
College Basketball Capping with Ralph Michaels January 18, 2018
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On the Thursday January 18 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels of WagerTalk.com to talk NFL playoffs and college basketball. The primary focus of this segment was college hoops, but the guys did discuss the two Conference Championship Games coming up this weekend, as Adam continued to crowdsource opinions on the games. The guys talked about some of the differences between handicapping the NBA and college basketball, including some very interesting notes from Ralph on what he’s found that works well in the NBA this season. On the college hoops side, Adam and Ralph took a detailed look at Wichita State after last night’s first AAC loss to see if this is a sign of things to come or just one of those days. They also hit on the ACC to see who stands out in that league and then took a look at the Atlantic-10 Conference, which is shaping up to be a one-bid league. Ralph shared free best bets for Thursday and Saturday’s college hoops cards to wrap things up.
Jan 18, 2018
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard January 17, 2018
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On the Wednesday January 17 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Bryan Leonard of WagerTalk.com for this week’s Sports Wagering Talk segment. The guys took a deep dive into the NFL playoffs Conference Championship Weekend and also talked some NBA, with a focus on the Cleveland Cavs. Bryan broke down his detailed thoughts on the Jaguars vs. Patriots AFC Championship Game and the Vikings vs. Eagles NFC Championship Game and shared what his betting approach will likely be for these high-profile games. On the NBA side, Bryan requested to talk a bit about the Cavaliers, who are the worst against the spread team in the NBA by a wide margin. This led into a chat about tomorrow night’s Magic vs. Cavs game and how it could be a change of pace for Cleveland. The guys also hit on Pelicans vs. Hawks and Heat vs. Bucks for tonight to look at some important NBA betting tips.
Jan 17, 2018
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds January 17, 2018
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On the Wednesday January 17 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds for this week’s Wednesday Wagering segment. Wes had some strong takes on the Jaguars vs. Patriots and Vikings vs. Eagles lines for this week’s NFL playoffs action and discussed what he thinks about the action, or lack thereof, that we’ve seen in the markets this week. After breaking down the two Conference Championship games, the guys focused on handicapping college basketball with the Ken Pomeroy metrics. A listener question about the abbreviations and how to interpret the data led into a discussion of how much value they actually have now because every oddsmaker on the planet is considering the KenPom data when setting a line. A brief look at tonight’s NBA card wrapped up another fine edition of the show.
Jan 17, 2018
NFL Playoffs & NHL Betting Tips with Brian Blessing January 16, 2018
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On the Tuesday January 16 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline to talk NFL playoffs and the NHL. Conference Championship Games are here, with the Jaguars vs. Patriots and Vikings vs. Eagles, so we got Brian’s thoughts on those two matchups, the betting odds, and the movement we have seen so far. On the NHL side, the guys took a look at some betting concepts, like how to handicap the goaltenders and how to adjust when the backup is announced. They also talked whether or not it matters to “have a team’s number” in terms of recent success. They also discussed day games in the NHL, as we’re seeing more of those lately on weekends and see one every Sunday with the national NBC game.
Jan 16, 2018
College Basketball Betting Futures Tips with Ed Feng January 16, 2018
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On the Tuesday January 16 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Ed Feng of The Power Rank for a college basketball futures discussion. We’re less than two months away from Selection Sunday and the focus is shifting from the NFL to college hoops in the betting industry. Adam and Ed talked about some good futures betting possibilities for teams, ranging from the big names and the usual suspects to some underrated teams that may be worth some investment. March Madness is big business in this industry, but bettors need to help themselves by getting involved early on some of these teams.
Jan 16, 2018
NFL Week in Review & Conference Championship Preview
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On the Monday January 15 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Joe Everett of NFL Draft Bible for the NFL Week in Review and Conference Championship Preview. The guys took a look back at a thrilling Divisional Round Weekend and used that insight and information to preview Jaguars vs. Patriots and Vikings vs. Eagles in the Conference Championship Round. They looked at big matchups and key injuries that could play a huge role. The guys also looked at where the Falcons and Saints should go from here and the breaking announcement this morning about Mike Mularkey’s firing from the Titans.
Jan 15, 2018
Handicapping the Hardwood: A College Basketball Betting Podcast January 15, 2018
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On the Monday January 15 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for this week’s Handicapping the Hardwood segment. The guys recapped their college football seasons and gave some final thoughts on the year that was before focusing on college hoops. Kyle shared a couple of conferences that have been good for underdog players and also passed along a sell high team and a buy low team for bettors looking to play on signs of regression. Three games for this week were covered in detail, including under-the-radar games between East Tennessee State and Furman and Tennessee Tech and Eastern Kentucky. A higher-profile game between Washington State and Utah wrapped up this week’s segment.
Jan 15, 2018
The Odds Report with Brent from DSI Sportsbook January 12, 2018
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On the Friday January 12 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brent, a risk manager at DSI Sportsbook, for this week’s version of The Odds Report. Adam and Brent talked at length about all four NFL Divisional Round matchups this weekend. There has been sharp action in Falcons vs. Eagles, Jaguars vs. Steelers, and Saints vs. Vikings at DSI, but the Titans vs. Patriots game was also addressed. The guys talked about bet counts, dollar amounts, and forecasted where the lines will go as we get closer to kickoff so that you can make the most informed NFL betting decisions possible.
Jan 12, 2018
NFL Divisional Round Preview & NBA Betting Tips January 12, 2018
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On the Friday January 12 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Whale Capper for a look at all four NFL playoff games and the NBA betting card for Friday night. Adam and Whale Capper, whose work you can find on Twitter, @whale_capper, went through all four Divisional Round games. Betting angles and opinions for Falcons vs. Eagles, Titans vs. Patriots, Jaguars vs. Steelers, and Saints vs. Vikings were all talked about. The guys also took an in-depth look at some of the matchups on Friday night’s NBA betting card, paying close attention to Golden State vs. Milwaukee, Utah vs. Charlotte, New York vs. Minnesota, and Memphis vs. Denver to illustrate some key betting angles present in the Association.
Jan 12, 2018
Powers Picks January 11, 2018
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On the Thursday January 11 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brad Powers of BradPowersSports.com for this week’s edition of Powers Picks. Adam and Brad talked about the end of the college football season and touched on what worked really well for Brad and what didn’t work so well. The guys also talked about some college football betting adjustments he’ll make for 2018. Eight NFL playoff teams remain and all of them will be in action this week. The guys hit on all four Divisional Round matchups in chronological order, with Falcons vs. Eagles, Titans vs. Patriots, Jaguars vs. Steelers, and Saints vs. Vikings. Brad shared some NFL betting tips and free picks on this weekend’s set of games.
Jan 11, 2018
College Basketball Capping with Ralph Michaels January 11, 2018
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On the Thursday January 11 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels of WagerTalk.com. The guys wrapped up the 2017 college football season, looked at the NFC playoff games for the Divisional Round, and talked college basketball. Ralph discussed what worked, what didn’t, and what he’ll try to improve upon in 2018 with college football to start things off. After some discussion on Falcons vs. Eagles and Saints vs. Vikings, the guys focused on college hoops, which has been a good market for Ralph this season. A deep dive into the Big East and a detailed look at the Pac-12 segued into a couple of Ralph’s top plays, with one for Thursday night and one for Saturday night.
Jan 11, 2018
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds January 10, 2018
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On the Wednesday January 10 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds for this week’s Wednesday Wagering segment. You can find Wes on Twitter, @WesReynolds1, and follow along with his high-volume betting strategy. On today’s segment, Adam started by asking Wes about his college football season and about the things that worked, the things that didn’t, and what he’ll look to do differently next season. The guys answered a listener question about “fat and happy” teams and the criteria that goes into making a play based on that philosophy. They tried to apply that to some college basketball teams for Wednesday and Thursday night and also took a deep dive into a busy NBA card to uncover some basketball betting angles as we reach the midpoint of the NBA season.
Jan 10, 2018
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard January 10, 2018
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On the Wednesday January 10 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Bryan Leonard of WagerTalk.com for this week’s Sports Wagering Talk segment. On this week’s show, the guys recapped Bryan’s college football season and talked about what worked, what didn’t, and how he’ll look to improve next year. Evaluating your progress and understanding your strengths and weaknesses is a key for every handicapper, so it was good to get Bryan’s honest opinion on those things. The NFL playoffs are down to eight teams with all eight in action this week, with Falcons vs. Eagles, Titans vs. Patriots, Jaguars vs. Steelers, and Saints vs. Vikings. Bryan gave his NFL betting tips and opinions for this weekend’s set of games as we continued to get a variety of opinions on these postseason matchups.
Jan 10, 2018
NFL and NHL Betting Tips with Brian Blessing January 9, 2018
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On the Tuesday January 9 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing, the host of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline in Las Vegas. The guys put a bow on what we saw in last night’s Alabama vs. Georgia game and then looked ahead to the NFL playoff games this weekend. They hit on Falcons vs. Eagles, Titans vs. Patriots, Jaguars vs. Steelers, and Saints vs. Vikings. The NHL bye weeks started up this week, so a lot of teams will be idle for five days. This can create some good NHL betting angles, so we got Brian’s thoughts on how teams will approach this situation. There are some instances of teams coming out of the bye against teams that have been playing all along and some spots where two bye week teams shake off the rust together. These are important angles to take advantage of and Brian was a good resource in that regard.
Jan 09, 2018
NBA Betting Tips with Philip Rossman-Reich January 9, 2018
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On the Tuesday January 9 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Philip Rossman-Reich of OrlandoMagicDaily.com to talk some NBA betting angles. There are a lot of injuries league-wide right now that have had an effect on teams. Some superstars are out and so are some key role players. Adam and Philip discussed some of those injuries and the affected teams to see how they should be approached and if there are any good NBA betting tips. The midpoint of the season has come and gone, so Adam and Philip took a look at how things have transpired thus far and talked about some surprises and disappointments. They hit on some teams that could be in line for better fortunes and some that could fall off of the pace a little bit. Philip is always a great guest for the NBA and today’s segment fit the bill.
Jan 09, 2018
Alabama vs. Georgia Preview & College Basketball Betting Picks and Tips January 8, 2018
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On the Monday January 8 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for the College Football “Last” Look and the Handicapping the Hardwood hybrid segment. The guys gave their final thoughts on Alabama vs. Georgia in the National Championship Game and also looked at player and game props of interest for the big game. On the college hoops side of things, Adam and Kyle talked about a slew of top 25 teams that went down over the weekend, including #1 Michigan State, and discussed some coaches that are ahead of schedule with their teams. They also hit on some listener questions about the college basketball schedule and a buy low team and a sell high team of Kyle’s choosing. Finally, four games were selected illustrate the handicapping process and what bettors should be looking for when handicapping the card.
Jan 08, 2018
NFL Divisional Round Playoffs Preview
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On the Monday January 8 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Joe Everett of NFL Draft Bible for a look back at the Wild Card Weekend and a look ahead to the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs. The guys recapped what we saw last weekend and incorporated some of those angles and observations into the analysis of the Falcons vs. Eagles, Titans vs. Patriots, Jaguars vs. Steelers, and Saints vs. Vikings for the Divisional Round of the postseason with some free picks and betting tips. They also touched on two of last week’s eliminated teams, the Chiefs and Bills, as both teams have some significant questions going into next season.
Jan 08, 2018
2017 Westgate SuperContest Recap
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On the Friday January 5 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by James Salinas, better known as rounding again, to wrap up the 2017 Westgate SuperContest. Adam finished with a 44-40-1 record and James, who won in 2015 and placed third in 2016, also finished out of the money. The guys talked about how they feel about the picks that they made and also looked ahead to the future of the SuperContest. The repeal of PASPA and legalization could have long-term effects, but what about in the short-term? Will we see more growth? What about the SuperContest Gold, where the winning score of 52 points was the cut-off to just make the money in the regular SuperContest? Was that an outlier because favorites did so well or a sign of things to come? The SuperContest is fascinating and we wrapped it up with a great segment.
Jan 05, 2018
The Odds Report with Brent from DSI Sportsbook January 5, 2018
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On the Friday January 5 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brent, a risk manager at DSI Sportsbook, for this week’s version of The Odds Report. There are five football games this weekend, with Monday’s National Championship Game wrapping up the college football season. The guys started with the Wild Card Weekend and some notable sharp action on both NFC playoff games, but they hit the AFC ones to look at wager counts and where the lines may go. On the college side, we’ve seen sharp action for the Alabama vs. Georgia matchup. Also, this game is treated like the Super Bowl, so we’ll see lots of player and game props. Brent talked about the timeline he envisions for when those options will be available. Stay up on the latest in the market with help from this segment and your own research.
Jan 05, 2018
Powers Picks January 4, 2018
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On the Thursday January 4 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brad Powers from BradPowersSports.com for this week’s Powers Picks segment. The guys hit all angles of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game between Alabama and Georgia, including Brad’s strongest opinions for the game. They also talked about the NFL Wild Card Weekend playoffs with picks and previews for all four games. Finally, with football winding down, Brad is transitioning to basketball a little bit more, with college hoops as the primary focus. What is he doing to play catch up? Does it help that there are some sample sizes out there to consider? This was a great segment with a terrific professional bettor and handicapper.
Jan 04, 2018
College Basketball Capping with Ralph Michaels January 4, 2018
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On the Thursday January 4 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke talked college basketball and NFL playoffs with professional handicapper Ralph Michaels. The guys started with some quick thoughts on the Alabama vs. Georgia matchup in college football and the NFC playoff games during Wild Card Weekend, but primarily focused on college hoops. Adam and Ralph talked about the Ken Pomeroy metrics and their application in the market. They also talked about teams that have exceeded last season’s win total and examined whether or not they still have value or if the oddsmakers have caught on. Ralph also shared a couple best bets for this weekend’s action for our listeners.
Jan 04, 2018
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard January 3, 2018
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On the Wednesday January 3 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Bryan Leonard from WagerTalk.com for this week’s Sports Wagering Talk segment to discuss Alabama vs. Georgia and Wild Card Weekend. We’re seeing what appears to be an early sharp vs. public split on the National Championship Game, so we got Bryan’s thoughts on the line, the matchup, and how he’ll approach the game. Wild Card Weekend features the Titans vs. Chiefs, Falcons vs. Rams, Bills vs. Jaguars, and Panthers vs. Saints and three of those four games have lines of a touchdown or more. Bryan broke down all four matchups and the lines on those games to give our listeners some solid NFL betting tips as we look ahead to the start of the playoffs.
Jan 03, 2018
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds January 3, 2018
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On the Wednesday January 3 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds for this week’s Wednesday Wagering segment. The guys discussed bankroll management and golf betting tips on today’s segment. A listener question about how to manage a high-volume bankroll led to a pretty interesting discussion about flat betting vs. the Kelly Criterion with a high amount of plays. The guys also thought warm thoughts while most of the country is freezing by discussing some golf betting tips in light of this week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions. That event in Maui, Hawaii kicks off the 2018 part of the 2017-18 wraparound schedule, so golf will be a weekly thing from now on. Wes talked about how he approaches the golf events and how he likes to spread his money around on futures.
Jan 03, 2018
College Football First Look & Handicapping the Hardwood January 2, 2018
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On the Tuesday January 2 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for the College Football First Look/Handicapping the Hardwood hybrid segment for this week. The guys started with a look back at what we saw last weekend in the college football bowl games and the College Football Playoff semifinals. They’ll preview the National Championship Game between Alabama and Georgia and discuss their thoughts on the line, where the line will go, and what their preferred betting options are for the game. On the college basketball betting side during the Handicapping the Hardwood segment, the guys talked about the Missouri Valley Conference and previewed how some of those teams will fare in conference play. They also discussed a way under-the-radar game between Northern Arizona and Weber State and Clemson vs. Louisville for later in the week.
Jan 02, 2018
NFL Playoffs Wild Card Weekend Preview
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On the Tuesday January 2 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Joe Everett from NFL Draft Bible for an NFL Playoffs Wild Card Weekend preview. The guys looked at the four Wild Card games, with Titans vs. Chiefs and Bills vs. Jaguars in the AFC and Falcons vs. Rams and Panthers vs. Saints in the NFC, to uncover some strong betting angles and mismatches that could decide the games. They also looked at a couple of coaching situations, as the Colts look for a new boss and Jon Gruden returns to coach the Oakland Raiders. They also looked ahead to some teams with good foundations that could be undervalued once futures and win totals come out for 2018.
Jan 02, 2018
The Odds Report with Brent from DSI Sportsbook December 29, 2017
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On the Friday December 29 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brent, a risk manager at DSI Sportsbook, for this week’s version of The Odds Report. It is a big college football weekend and the guys hit on some new sharp action and also updated old sharp action, including the College Football Playoff semifinal games, the Rose Bowl between Georgia and Oklahoma and the Sugar Bowl between Alabama and Clemson. A lot of sharp action has hit the board in the NFL as well, so Adam and Brent talked about those sides and totals for Week 17 to help listeners organize their thoughts and information going into the last week of the regular season.
Dec 29, 2017
Westgate SuperContest Picks Week 17
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On the Friday December 29 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke gave out his thoughts, NFL betting picks, and opinions for Week 17 of the Westgate SuperContest. He updated the standings and talked about some year-in-review things, like his first season flying solo with the contest and also about how the fields may change for next season. Adam enlisted the help of Joe Everett from NFL Draft Bible while going through his three picks and four leans for the five-play card that will decide whether or not the Bang The Book Podcast entry finishes north of .500 with a 40-39-1 record going into Sunday.
Dec 29, 2017
Powers Picks December 28, 2017
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On the Thursday December 28 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brad Powers of BradPowersSports.com for this week’s Powers Picks segment. This one was all about college football, as Adam and Brad covered nine bowl games in rapid fire fashion as only they can. The TaxSlayer Bowl, Liberty Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl, Outback Bowl, Peach Bowl, Citrus Bowl, Rose Bowl, and Sugar Bowl were those nine games and Brad shared his thoughts, opinions, and free picks with our listeners in advance of the huge weekend slate.
Dec 28, 2017
NFL Week 17 and NBA Betting Tips with Whale Capper
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On the Thursday December 28 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by a new guest, as we welcomed top-notch handicapper @whale_capper from Twitter to the program. The first round of talking points came from Week 17 of the NFL and the guys wrapped up with some NBA betting discussion. After a general discussion about betting approaches to Week 17, Adam and Whale Capper hit three NFL games for this weekend, with Jaguars vs. Titans, Cardinals vs. Seahawks, and Bengals vs. Ravens. Whale Capper posts his NBA picks every day on his Twitter feed, including today’s action. The guys hit on the Rockets vs. Celtics matchup and also the Timberwolves vs. Bucks. They talked about how he breaks games down and what he uses to his advantage to get edges in the betting market. With both the Rockets and Bucks playing the front end of back-to-backs tonight, the guys looked ahead to tomorrow night and how to handle those types of situations.
Dec 28, 2017
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds December 27, 2017
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On the Wednesday December 27 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds, a high-volume handicapper and well-known presence on Twitter, to talk college football and college basketball. The guys hit on all of Friday’s bowl games with the Belk Bowl, Sun Bowl, Music City Bowl, Arizona Bowl, and Cotton Bowl. They also talked conference play in college basketball and what adjustments need to be made in order to handicap those games properly.
Dec 27, 2017
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard December 27, 2017
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On the Wednesday December 27 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Bryan Leonard to talk college football and NFL. The guys discussed the Camping World Bowl between Virginia Tech and Oklahoma State, the Alamo Bowl between Stanford and TCU, and the Holiday Bowl between Michigan State and Washington State. On the NFL side, the guys discussed Week 17 betting strategies and approaches and then used three different types of games to illustrate their talking points. The Texans vs. Colts game, the Panthers vs. Falcons game, and the Chiefs vs. Broncos game all have different considerations and different betting angles, so they provided a good cross-section of games for Week 17.
Dec 27, 2017
College Football First Look December 26, 2017
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On the Tuesday December 26 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for this week’s College Football First Look. The guys ran through a bunch of college football bowl games from now through Thursday. They hit on betting angles, free picks, and predictions for the Cactus Bowl, Independence Bowl, Pinstripe Bowl, Foster Farms Bowl, Texas Bowl, Military Bowl, Camping World Bowl, Alamo Bowl, and Holiday Bowl.
Dec 26, 2017
Handicapping the Hardwood College Basketball Podcast December 26, 2017
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On the Tuesday December 26 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for the Handicapping the Hardwood college basketball betting segment. The guys talked about how conference play should be handicapped differently from non-conference play and about some of the factors and things to consider. The guys hit on three conference games with San Francisco vs. San Diego, West Virginia vs. Oklahoma State, and Oklahoma vs. TCU.
Dec 26, 2017
Westgate SuperContest Picks Week 16
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On the Friday December 22 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke shared his NFL betting thoughts and picks for Week 16 in the Westgate SuperContest. Adam enlisted the help of good luck charm Joe Everett from NFL Draft Bible as he looks to finish the year strong with the Bang The Book Podcast entry. That entry sits at 38-36-1 with 10 picks left to go. Adam had three strong opinions and plays for this week’s card and he shared those with our listeners, along with his thought process and the rationale behind those picks. Three other leans were discussed, as well as generalities about the contest and why the SuperContest Gold could be a lot more popular next year. He’ll hammer out a five-play card using the three solid plays and likely the three leans in hopes of putting together another good week with a 10-4-1 run in progress.
Dec 22, 2017
The Odds Report with Brent from DSI Sportsbook December 22, 2017
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On the Friday December 22 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brent, a risk manager at DSI Sportsbook, for this week’s version of The Odds Report. Sharp money is out there in the college football and NFL betting markets once again and that money is what drives line moves. Brent hit on the upcoming college football bowl games that have seen sharp investment and also updated the ones that we have previously discussed. A handful of NFL games have seen significant investment from those that move the lines, so the guys discussed those games as well. They talked about what it means if lines move back the other way and also forecasted where these numbers will go as we approach kickoff. This information is vital to bettors looking to make smart investments and that’s why we love this segment so much.
Dec 22, 2017
Powers Picks December 21, 2017
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On the Thursday December 21 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brad Powers of BradPowersSports.com for this week’s Powers Picks segment. The guys hit a bunch of bowl games, with the Birmingham Bowl, Armed Forces Bowl, Dollar General Bowl, Hawaii Bowl, Heart of Dallas Bowl, Quick Lane Bowl, and Cactus Bowl to give out college football betting tips and free picks. On the NFL side, the guys hit on two games with significant interest this week, as the Los Angeles Chargers visit the New York Jets and the Atlanta Falcons battle the New Orleans Saints. Brad had some strong opinions to share on these two games for your NFL betting study in Week 16.
Dec 21, 2017
College Football Capping with Ralph Michaels December 21, 2017
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On the Thursday December 21 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Ralph Michaels of WagerTalk.com for a sports betting discussion across a variety of leagues. They hit on Ralph’s three top college football bets for this next round of games to start things off, so listeners were treated to some good insight there. They also hit the NFL card, with a look at the Seahawks vs. Cowboys, Steelers vs. Texans, and Raiders vs. Eagles. Finally, Ralph shared a couple of college basketball best bets for this weekend. We’ll talk a lot more college basketball next week as conference play takes hold, but these two free pick winners should help you out until then.
Dec 21, 2017
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds December 20, 2017
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On the Wednesday December 20 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds for some college football and NFL betting discussion. The guys hit the Gasparilla Bowl, Birmingham Bowl, Armed Forces Bowl, and Hawaii Bowl before looking at some of next Tuesday’s games with an overview of where those lines may go. On the NFL side, we’ve covered a good portion of the card already this week, so Adam and Wes isolated the Broncos vs. Redskins, Lions vs. Bengals, and Jaguars vs. 49ers as games to discuss on their segment this week.
Dec 20, 2017
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard December 20, 2017
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On the Wednesday December 20 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Bryan Leonard for this week’s Sports Wagering Talk segment. The guys talked college football and the NFL, with an in-depth look at the Frisco Bowl, Bahamas Bowl, Potato Bowl, and Dollar General Bowl. Three of those feature MAC teams, so we highlighted Bryan’s specialty with those games. On the NFL side, Adam and Bryan talked about the two Saturday games to kick off Week 16, with the Colts vs. Ravens and also the Vikings vs. Packers. They wrapped up with the Browns vs. Bears and some interesting stats and betting angles for that game.
Dec 20, 2017
NBA Betting Tips with Philip-Rossman Reich December 19, 2017
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On the Tuesday December 19 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily to discuss the NBA. With the condensed schedule surrounding the holidays, we have a lot of scheduling situations to consider. Which teams have the depth to withstand those? Which teams don’t? The guys also talked about a couple of NBA players that have a tremendous impact on their teams, but may not get the national respect as the superstars. They hit on a variety of different topics and broke down a few games, with the Cavs vs. Bucks on Tuesday and the Magic vs. Bulls, Heat vs. Celtics, and Spurs vs. Trail Blazers on Wednesday.
Dec 19, 2017
NFL Week 16 Betting Thoughts with Brian Blessing
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On the Tuesday December 19 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing of Sportsbook Radio in Las Vegas to chat Week 16 of the NFL season. The guys talked about the betting odds and the high lines with favorites racking up another big weekend in the NFL. They also touched on NFL motivation and what that means going into this weekend. With analysis and betting angles on Falcons vs. Saints, Rams vs. Titans, Bills vs. Patriots, and more, this was a great look at the upcoming NFL card.
Dec 19, 2017
College Football First Look/Handicapping the Hardwood December 18, 2017
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On the Monday December 18 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for the College Football First Look and Handicapping the Hardwood hybrid show. As long as CFB is still going, we’ll be combining the two segments to talk both college sports. On the college football side, the guys recapped last weekend’s action and looked ahead to this week with the Frisco Bowl, Gasparilla Bowl, Bahamas Bowl, and Potato Bowl. On the college basketball side, key injuries and suspensions started up our segment, as the guys took a deep dive into some of the challenging situations that under-the-radar teams are facing. They also talked about a buy low and a sell high team and then previewed several games coming up this week with pace wars or other intriguing college basketball betting angles.
Dec 18, 2017
Week 15 NFL Week in Review & Monday Night Football Preview
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On the Monday December 18 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Joe Everett of NFL Draft Bible for the NFL Week in Review and Monday Night Football Preview for Week 15. The guys started out by breaking down the Falcons vs. Buccaneers MNF matchup with some betting angles and key matchups to watch. They also took a look back at Week 15 to highlight performances by Cam Newton and the Panthers, Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers, and talk about the NFL rules, the Patriots/Steelers game, the Titans going no-huddle, and Todd Gurley and the Rams.
Dec 18, 2017
The Odds Report with Brent from DSI Sportsbook December 15, 2017
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On the Friday December 15 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brent, a risk manager from DSI Sportsbook, for this week’s version of The Odds Report. Brent soldiered his way through the segment with a bit of a cough as the guys took a look at what games have drawn sharp interest in both college football and the NFL this weekend. The bowl games haven’t moved a whole lot, so the guys touched on the ones that did, but explained to listeners what the expectation should be about those games throughout the bowl season. Several NFL games have drawn sharp involvement this week, so the guys hit on those games, including Rams vs. Seahawks and Patriots vs. Steelers, and discussed where those lines could go as we approach kickoff.
Dec 15, 2017
Westgate SuperContest Picks Week 15
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On the Friday December 15 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke discussed his Week 15 SuperContest picks on a nice 8-2 run over the last couple of weeks with his Bang The Book Podcast entry. With that run of good fortune, he enlisted the help of Joe Everett from NFL Draft Bible once again. Adam broke down the overall card and then isolated the six games that have a chance of making the cut this week, with four that really stand out. The Mini Contest starts this week, which adds a new wrinkle to this NFL betting pool. Don’t lock in your Week 15 NFL picks before hearing Adam’s thoughts.
Dec 15, 2017
Powers Picks December 14, 2017
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On the Thursday December 14 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brad Powers from BradPowersSports.com. The guys covered all five bowl games coming up on Saturday, with looks at the New Orleans Bowl, Cure Bowl, Las Vegas Bowl, New Mexico Bowl, and Camellia Bowl. They also hit the Boca Raton Bowl and the Frisco Bowl. On the NFL side, Adam and Brad discussed the two enormous matchups in the NFL this week, with the Rams vs. the Seahawks and the Steelers vs. the Patriots.
Dec 14, 2017
College Basketball Capping with Ralph Michaels December 14, 2017
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On the Thursday December 14 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels from WagerTalk.com for this week’s College Basketball Capping segment. College hoops was the primary focus during this segment, but the guys did talk a little bit of NFL at the outset with the Cardinals vs. Redskins and the Cowboys vs. Raiders sneaking in there for some airtime. But, college hoops were under the microscope. Ralph had some interesting takes abou