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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.

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The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast June 13, 2019
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Bettor’s Box host Adam Burke has been a busy man this week, talking baseball, college football, golf, and now baseball once again. On this edition of the best MLB betting podcast in the business, Adam went Beyond the Box Score to discuss Rangers vs. Red Sox, Diamondbacks vs. Phillies, A’s vs. Rays, and Padres vs. Giants. He also talked about 1st 5 records, live betting tips, and gave an exit velocity update. After recapping line moves from the last couple of days, Adam gave out a top totals pick for Thursday night’s action and then previewed five series for this week, with Padres vs. Rockies, Cubs vs. Dodgers, Cardinals vs. Mets, Brewers vs. Giants, and Rangers vs. Reds.
Jun 13, 2019
US Open Golf Betting Preview & Predictions with Brian Blessing
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Host Adam Burke and guest Brian Blessing went into deep detail about the US Open at Pebble Beach, the third of four golf majors for the season, on this June 12 edition of BangTheBook Radio. The guys surveyed the favorites in Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, and Brooks Koepka and also talked about some of their other price plays for this tournament. Along with that, the guys discussed the course setup, which stats matter, and also focused on some players in matchups, including Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas, and Jon Rahm. A lot of players were mentioned on this podcast and their chances were so evaluated, so this would be a great listen for anybody that needs assistance with their golf picks for the US Open.
Jun 12, 2019
Powers Picks - College Football Games of the Year & Season Preparations
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College football season will be here before you know it. That’s why it was a good time for host Adam Burke to bring Brad Powers of BradPowersSports.com on to the program to chat about season preparations. Win totals, Games of the Year lines, and even Week 1 lines are already out. Even if you can’t bet on those, you still have access to a lot of great information with these numbers. Adam and Brad talked about how to use that to your advantage when evaluating teams and players for the upcoming season. They talked about how to set up college football power ratings to create your own spreads and where you want to look for information to make those numbers. They discussed new coaches and coordinators and the impact that can have on teams for the season. There was a ton of excellent information in this podcast and you certainly don’t want to miss any of these football segments as the summer moves along.
Jun 11, 2019
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast June 10, 2019
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Host Adam Burke had a lot to say on this edition of BangTheBook Radio. Things started with the Monday Mailbag and some important questions about bankroll management and bet sizing. Then he went Beyond the Box Score to survey the results of Rays vs. Red Sox, Yankees vs. Indians, Rockies vs. Mets, Diamondbacks vs. Blue Jays, Nationals vs. Padres, and Cardinals vs. Cubs. After updating some regression candidates with runners in scoring position, Adam went Down the Lines to recap the weekend, gave out a pick for Monday night’s action, and then looked at four series for this week with thoughts on A’s vs. Rays, Dodgers vs. Angels, Cubs vs. Rockies, and Brewers vs. Astros.
Jun 11, 2019
UFC Predictions with Pina – UFC 238: Cejudo vs. Moraes
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Host Adam Burke and UFC expert Christian Pina covered UFC 238 in Chicago on the June 7 edition of BangTheBook Radio with emphasis on both title fights and Christian’s favorite picks. Henry Cejudo looks to be a champ-champ in two divisions against Marlon Moraes and Jessica Eye looks to pull one of the biggest UFC upsets ever and knock off Valentina Shevchenko. Along with breakdowns of those two bouts, the guys looked at Donald Cerrone vs. Tony Ferguson, Alexa Grasso vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz, Eddie Wineland vs. Grigory Popov, and then bounced around the card for some instant, rapid fire analysis.
Jun 07, 2019
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast June 6, 2019
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Host Adam Burke had a lot to discuss on today’s program, beginning with a look Beyond the Box Score at Phillies vs. Padres, Nationals vs. White Sox, Marlins vs. Brewers, and Twins vs. Indians. He also took a look at some park factor news and notes and at the opener and how you want to handicap bulk relievers. After a quick look Down the Lines to recap line moves dating back to Tuesday, Adam gave out a pick for Thursday night’s action and then turned his focus to the weekend. He looked at five series with thoughts on Nationals vs. Padres, Yankees vs. Indians, Reds vs. Phillies, Braves vs. Marlins, and Cardinals vs. Cubs.
Jun 06, 2019
2019 Belmont Stakes Betting Preview & Podcast
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There is no Triple Crown at stake this week, but the Belmont Stakes is a fascinating and complex handicap. Host Adam Burke enlisted the assistance of horse betting expert Brian Blessing to break down the 10-horse field for Saturday’s race. The guys looked at favorites Tacitus and War of Will and wound up talking themselves into some of the double-digit shots on the card. They talked about the key betting angles and tips to remember with the longest race that most of these horses will run in their careers. They looked at some exotic wagering angles and talked about all 10 of the horses and looked at strengths and weaknesses. Finally, the guys discussed the Acorn Stakes very briefly, with an interesting field for Saturday afternoon’s filly race.
Jun 05, 2019
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast June 3, 2019
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Host Adam Burke had a lot to talk about coming out of a busy weekend on the diamond. He started with this week’s version of the Monday Mailbag, with questions about team totals, exit velocities, and the time it takes to handicap. The Beyond the Box Score segment focused on Twins vs. Rays, Brewers vs. Pirates, Astros vs. A’s, and Indians vs. White Sox. Adam also talked about the last 30 days to look at the best offenses and the biggest regression candidates on the pitching side. A recap of betting odds movement during the Down the Lines segment gave way to the top pick on the card for Monday night and also a look at four series this weekend, featuring the A’s vs. Angels, Twins vs. Indians, Phillies vs. Padres, and Marlins vs. Brewers.
Jun 03, 2019
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast May 30, 2019
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Host Adam Burke had a lot to cover on today’s edition of The Bettor’s Box. He started with a look Beyond the Box Score to recap Indians vs. Red Sox, Padres vs. Yankees, and Cubs vs. Astros. He also took a look at some positive and negative regression candidates based on LOB%, which can be a catalyst for line moves in the market. After looking at all of that information info, Adam recapped line moves dating back to Tuesday in the Down the Lines segment, gave a pick for Thursday night’s action, and previewed four series for this weekend, with thoughts on Cubs vs. Cardinals, Marlins vs. Padres, Phillies vs. Dodgers, and finally Red Sox vs. Yankees.
May 30, 2019
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast May 27, 2019
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Host Adam Burke doesn’t like to take days off with The Bettor’s Box or on BangTheBook Radio, so Memorial Day or not, the show went on as scheduled. After some opening remarks about the holiday, Adam got down to it with thoughts on Braves vs. Cardinals, Phillies vs. Brewers, and also Red Sox vs. Astros. Then he looked at the big ERA-FIP and wOBA-xwOBA regression guys to get out in front of line moves and look for betting opportunities. A recap of line moves from the weekend in the Down the Lines segment gave way to today’s show free pick. Adam then previewed Padres vs. Yankees, Indians vs. Red Sox, Brewers vs. Twins, Cardinals vs. Phillies, and Cubs vs. Astros to round out the show.
May 27, 2019
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast May 23, 2019
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Host Adam Burke gave out a different kind of exit velocity update on today’s edition of the show and that served as the crown jewel of another terrific broadcast of The Bettor’s Box. A look Beyond the Box Score at A’s vs. Indians, Mariners vs. Rangers, Diamondbacks vs. Padres, and Reds vs. Brewers set the framework for a look at exit velocities on a team-by-team basis, including their results against certain pitch types. There are some serious betting advantages to be had with this data. The Down the Lines segment recapped line moves like always and Adam gave out a free pick for Thursday night’s action. It is a busy holiday weekend in baseball and Adam keyed in on Rays vs. Indians, Padres vs. Blue Jays, Red Sox vs. Astros, Orioles vs. Rockies, and Braves vs. Cardinals for this weekend’s series previews.
May 23, 2019
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast May 20, 2019
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On this Monday May 20 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke discussed a lot of happenings around the world of baseball. He opened with listener questions about wOBA-xwOBA, playing favorites, and the value of runs on totals. Then he went Beyond the Box Score to recap Astros vs. Red Sox, Rockies vs. Phillies, Dodgers vs. Reds, and Brewers vs. Braves. Following a look at some pitchers that have gotten lucky or unlucky on batted balls, Adam recapped line moves and once again highlighted the importance of using xwOBA in your handicapping to see line moves before they happen. A pick for today’s action segued into four series previews for this week, with looks at A’s vs. Indians, White Sox vs. Astros, Diamondbacks vs. Padres, and Twins vs. Angels.
May 20, 2019
UFC Predictions with Pina – UFC Fight Night 152: dos Anjos vs. Lee
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Host Adam Burke and sharp UFC mind Christian Pina talked about this UFC Fight Night 152 / UFC on ESPN+10 card on the May 17 edition of BangTheBook Radio. Rafael dos Anjos and Kevin Lee will fight at welterweight in the main event, which is a new development for Lee. How does that affect the handicap? How does that affect fight handicaps in general? These are important questions that all UFC bettors need to ask and answer. Along with the main event, the guys discussed Antonio Carlos Jr. vs. Ian Heinisch, Megan Anderson vs. Felicia Spencer, Derrick Krantz vs. Vicente Luque, and Trevin Giles vs. Zak Cummings and several other fights on Saturday’s card. It was a tremendous breakdown and a tremendous show to help you bang the books this weekend and beyond in the Octagon.
May 17, 2019
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast May 16, 2019
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On the May 16 edition of The Bettor’s Box, host Adam Burke started off with a quick review of Chase Field following his vacation last weekend. Then it was into the regular format of the program, as Adam went Beyond the Box Score to check out Rockies vs. Red Sox, Padres vs. Dodgers, and Brewers vs. Phillies. He talked about some recent call-ups and looked at some noteworthy standings developments and live betting angles that could yield good money-making opportunities. Following a quick exit velocity update and a look at line moves dating back to Monday, Adam shared his pick for Thursday night and then previewed five series coming up this weekend. He gave betting angles and suggestions for Rays vs. Yankees, Brewers vs. Braves, Twins vs. Mariners, Astros vs. Red Sox, and Cubs vs. Nationals.
May 16, 2019
PGA Championship Betting Preview & Predictions with Brian Blessing
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On the Wednesday May 15 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline for a two-part podcast on the PGA Championship and the Preakness Stakes. On the first half of the show, the guys talked about this weekend's golf major at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York. This is truly a wide-open event as outlined by host Adam Burke and esteemed guest Brian Blessing. The guys had their favorites, but also mentioned a lot of players by name for this week at Bethpage Black, where the course is long, the rough is feisty, but the greens are soft. Adam and Brian talked about favorites and some angles for betting on the different guys on the odds board.
May 15, 2019
2019 Preakness Stakes Betting Preview & Podcast
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On the Wednesday May 15 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline for a two-part podcast on the PGA Championship and the Preakness Stakes. On the second half of the show, the guys talked about this weekend's Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. The Preakness Stakes is the second leg of the Triple Crown and will be held at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday with a post time of 6:40 p.m. ET. Improbable is and will be the favorite with the Mike Smith/Bob Baffert team, but Adam and Brian had other ideas on the board. They talked about what makes this race different than the others, how much it matters to take a horse that just ran in the Kentucky Derby, and about their top picks and the betting angles that they are using to handicap the race.
May 15, 2019
UFC Predictions with Pina – UFC 237: Namajunas vs. Andrade
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On this May 10 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke and Christian Pina tackled UFC 237. Fight cards in Brazil are always interesting for a variety of reasons and this one is no different. The guys discussed the main event between Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade. They also talked in deep detail about Jared Cannonier vs. Anderson Silva and Jose Aldo vs. Alexander Volkanovski. This podcast was deliberately long and detailed on those three fights because the other fights don’t offer nearly as much intrigue. Christian had some strong thoughts on a couple undercard bouts that he shared with listeners as the guys glossed over the rest of the card looking for free picks and predictions.
May 10, 2019
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast May 9, 2019
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On this Thursday May 9 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke went with the show’s traditional format, beginning with a look Beyond the Box Score. He talked about Mets vs. Padres, Phillies vs. Cardinals, Blue Jays vs. Twins, Braves vs. Dodgers, and Nationals vs. Brewers. He also looked at some left/right platoon splits and also some really interesting totals results to this point in the season. A weekly exit velocity update transitioned into this week’s Down the Lines segment to isolate and analyze major line moves on the games that were just played. Adam gave out an exclusive free pick for show listeners today that was not included in his daily article. Finally, Adam previewed five weekend series with thoughts on Braves vs. Diamondbacks, Mariners vs. Red Sox, Rangers vs. Astros, Indians vs. Athletics, and Brewers vs. Cubs.
May 09, 2019
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast May 6, 2019
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For this Monday May 6 edition of The Bettor’s Box, host Adam Burke opened with a couple of listener questions in the Monday Mailbag. He talked about college football strength of schedule and also parlaying big favorites on the bases. A look Beyond the Box Score focused on Nationals vs. Phillies, Red Sox vs. White Sox, Mets vs. Brewers, Cardinals vs. Cubs, and Dodgers vs. Padres. Adam also talked about specific pitcher vs. team matchups based on pitch type. A quick look Down the Lines yielded a very important and helpful handicapping tip that Adam mentioned after talking about tonight’s free pick. If you want to get ahead of line moves and play on the likelihood of regression, Adam has a stat for you. Finally, Red Sox vs. Orioles, Braves vs. Dodgers, Diamondbacks vs. Rays, and Reds vs. Athletics were the series previewed for this week of action.
May 06, 2019
UFC Predictions with Pina – UFC on ESPN+ 9: Iaquinta vs. Cowboy
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On this Friday May 3 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke and UFC expert Christian Pina talked at length about this UFC Fight Night 151 card from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with a main event of Al Iaquinta and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. The guys opened with some very interesting betting angles with this Canadian-heavy fight card and about why you may want to be looking at the native fighters. The guys also talked about Elias Theodorou vs. Derek Brunson, the impending brawl between Cub Swanson and Shane Burgos, some up-and-coming prospects like Sergey Spivak and Marc-Andre Barriault, and even talked briefly about the superfight coming up this August between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic.
May 03, 2019
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast May 2, 2019
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On this May 2 edition of The Bettor’s Box, host Adam Burke went Beyond the Box Score to recap A’s vs. Red Sox and Padres vs. Braves at the top of the show. Then he looked at some pitcher regression candidates based on a variety of stats, like LOB%, ERA-FIP, and xwOBA, which are all important metrics to consider as sample sizes increase. After this week’s Exit Velocity update, Adam recapped some line moves dating back to Monday and then previewed five series for this weekend. He talked about Cardinals vs. Cubs, Mariners vs. Indians, Royals vs. Tigers, Dodgers vs. Padres, and Astros vs. Angels, which will be played in Mexico.
May 02, 2019
2019 Kentucky Derby Betting Preview & Podcast
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Everybody suddenly develops an interest in horse racing when the Triple Crown rolls around. Brian Blessing plays the ponies year round. That’s why he was a perfect guest for host Adam Burke on this Kentucky Derby podcast. Adam and Brian started with some general horse racing handicapping tips regarding jockeys, trainers, and the horses themselves. They talked about bet types and strategies on race day. They also discussed what “value” is at the track. Then, it was time to head to Churchill Downs. The guys started with the weather forecast and what impact that may have on race day. They broke down the field for the Kentucky Oaks and both Brian and Adam gave out some of their analysis. The Kentucky Derby is the crown jewel of the weekend and the most talked about race. Brian shared some of his picks and Adam threw in a few of his as the guys talked about some of the complexities of betting this race and some of the things to keep in mind regarding jockeys and trainers.
May 01, 2019
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast April 29, 2019
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The MLB season is a month old now and it has had its frustrations and its challenges. One constant has been the work of host Adam Burke on The Bettor’s Box to bring a unique spin to the baseball betting business that you won’t find anywhere else. Adam answered listener questions about bunting, 1st inning betting, and run lines to kick off today’s show. Then he went Beyond the Box Score to chat about Indians vs. Astros, Yankees vs. Giants, Rockies vs. Braves, and A’s vs. Blue Jays. A quick look Down the Lines at line moves dating back to Friday and today’s market movers transitioned into a top underdog pick for tonight’s action. Finally, Adam previewed the week ahead with thoughts on A’s vs. Red Sox, Astros vs. Twins, Rockies vs. Brewers, and Padres vs. Braves. He also gave out a few look-ahead positions with some fade candidates.
Apr 29, 2019
UFC Predictions with Pina – UFC on ESPN+ 8: Jacare vs. Hermansson
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It’s always nice to talk UFC with Christian Pina and especially when the card is this exciting. Host Adam Burke facilitated the discussion and Christian gave listeners thoughts on just about all of the matches on the card, including the main event with Jacare and Hermansson and also Greg Hardy’s second career UFC fight against Dmitry Smoliakov. The guys jumped around the card to talk about Alex Oliveira vs. Mike Perry, John Lineker vs. Cory Sandhagen, Andrei Arlovski vs. Augusta Sakai, and the women’s fights between Carla Esparza and Virna Jandiroba and Angela Hill and Jodie Esquibel. Finally, the guys took a peek ahead at UFC Fight Night 150 next week in Ottawa with an overview of the card for early bettors.
Apr 26, 2019
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast April 25, 2019
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On today’s edition of The Bettor’s Box, host Adam Burke started with a look Beyond the Box Score at Brewers vs. Cardinals, Nationals vs. Rockies, Mariners vs. Padres, and Twins vs. Astros. He also looked at some early-season RISP numbers to find some outliers in line for positive or negative regression. Following the weekly exit velocity update, Adam went Down the Lines to recap and discuss line moves and explain the reasons behind them. A pick for Thursday night was a good segue into a look at this weekend, including thoughts on Indians vs. Astros, Rockies vs. Braves, Padres vs. Nationals, and Rays vs. Red Sox.
Apr 25, 2019
2019 NFL Draft Prop Betting Podcast with Joe Everett
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On this special edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke and Joe Everett of NFL Draft Bible discussed the 2019 NFL Draft. After Kyler Murray and Joey Bosa, the first round looks really interesting and there are a lot of prop bets that will be directly impacted by what we see from the league’s 32 teams. Adam and Joe discussed first-round prop bets, who will go where, and how many players from teams like Alabama and Clemson will be selected. Along with that, the guys looked at an overview of the draft to see how many non-FBS players will be taken and also to get Joe’s thoughts on some of his favorite prospects that may or may not be getting a lot of buzz out there in the football or football betting communities.
Apr 23, 2019
The Bettor's Box MLB Betting Podcast April 22, 2019
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Host Adam Burke opened up today’s edition of The Bettor’s Box with three Monday Mailbag questions about hedging NBA futures, doubleheaders, and the definition of “league average”. He carried that league average discussion into the Beyond the Box Score segment to look at some outliers and then talked about Red Sox vs. Rays, Phillies vs. Rockies, Blue Jays vs. A’s, and Reds vs. Padres. After a look Down the Lines at line moves dating back to Friday, Adam gave out a couple of picks for tonight’s action and then previewed four series for this week with thoughts on Diamondbacks vs. Pirates, Yankees vs. Angels, Nationals vs. Rockies, and Dodgers vs. Cubs.
Apr 22, 2019
UFC Predictions with Pina – UFC Fight Night 149 Saint Petersburg: Overeem vs. Oleinik
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Host Adam Burke got together with UFC expert handicapper Christian Pina for a quick look at UFC Fight Night 149 in St. Petersburg, Russia coming up this weekend. The main event features Alistair Overeem vs. Alexei Oleinik and the guys also jumped around the card to find some additional free picks and exciting matchups to share with our BangTheBook Radio listeners. This is a tough fight card to handicap because there are a lot of unknown fighters and a lot of chalky matchups over in Russia. The main event features a couple of household names, but Islam Makhachev and Arman Tsarukyan is the lead-in to the main event. Marcelo Golm and Devin Clark are known names and so is Shevchenko, though Antonina is not nearly as well known as sister Valentina. Adam and Christian worked their way through the card to find good betting picks and predictions for this one and also teased next week’s segment with a strong UFC on ESPN 3 card.
Apr 19, 2019
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast April 18, 2019
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We had something of a rain delay with a connection issue at the tail end of today’s show, but host Adam Burke was able to piece it all together and give you a lot of great MLB betting insights and analysis that you won’t find anywhere else. Adam started Beyond the Box Score to break down Indians vs. Mariners, Yankees vs. Red Sox, and Cubs vs. Marlins. He also talked about some early-season standings outliers and gave this week’s exit velocity updates. We’ve seen fewer line moves of note this week, but Adam recapped those in his Down the Lines segment and also gave out a pick for Thursday night’s action. Finally, he previewed five series for this upcoming weekend with looks at Dodgers vs. Brewers, Phillies vs. Rockies, Mets vs. Cardinals, Red Sox vs. Rays, and Braves vs. Indians.
Apr 18, 2019
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast April 15, 2019
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Lots of listener questions opened up today’s edition of The Bettor’s Box as host Adam Burke talked about how to evaluate signs of regression, live betting and middling, trends vs. random occurrences, and a whole lot more. A look Beyond the Box Score took us to Indians vs. Royals, White Sox vs. Yankees, and Astros vs. Mariners. Adam also talked about some early bullpen numbers and which bullpens are in line for some positive and negative regression. He also introduced SIERA as a good barometer for rating bullpens. The Down the Lines segment recapped line moves that we’ve seen dating back to Friday and highlighted a big mover today. With no pick for tonight’s ugly card, Adam focused on some upcoming games this week with some likely look-ahead picks for Red Sox vs. Yankees, A’s vs. Astros, Rockies vs. Padres, Cardinals vs. Brewers, and Pirates vs. Tigers.
Apr 15, 2019
UFC Predictions with Pina – UFC 236 Atlanta: Holloway vs. Poirier 2
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On this edition of BangTheBook Radio, Adam Burke and Christian Pina tackled UFC 236. There are two interim title fights on the card, including the marquee matchup between Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier. Does the first matchup between the two combatants matter? Who has the upper hand in this one? Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya have not fought in the past, but this is a strong test for Adesanya, a rapidly rising prospect in the sport. Christian shared his thoughts on that match as well. There are a lot of good fights on the card, including Eryk Anders vs. Khalil Rountree Jr. and some of Christian’s top picks for this UFC 236 pay-per-view event. Don’t you dare bet on this week’s card without hearing what Adam and Christian had to say about Saturday’s festivities in Atlanta.
Apr 12, 2019
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast April 11, 2019
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This was a really informative edition of The Bettor’s Box. They all are, but host Adam Burke has seen a lot of trends and actionable betting angles popping up here so far this season and he shared them with our listeners today. He started Beyond the Box Score with a look at Yankees vs. Astros, Padres vs. Giants, and Dodgers vs. Cardinals. He talked about some interesting exit velocity statistics and some eye-popping numbers on the totals market so far. He looked for regression candidates on offense based on high-velocity contact. He also went Down the Lines to look at line moves dating back to Monday, including some surprising moves that didn’t happen or some buy back that came in unexpectedly. That was also the time that he gave a pick for today’s card. Finally, a look at the weekend ahead led to some thoughts on Phillies vs. Marlins, Brewers vs. Dodgers, Astros vs. Mariners, and Pirates vs. Nationals.
Apr 11, 2019
Masters Betting Preview & Predictions with Brian Blessing
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On the Tuesday April 9 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline for a breakdown of the Masters. Adam and Brian discussed this week’s first golf major with thoughts on Augusta National, betting odds, and their picks and predictions to win the green jacket. Brian talked about his handicap of the course and how weather could play a big factor. The guys also discussed the horse for course players that you want to keep an eye on and also about Brian’s top picks and best prices for this tournament.
Apr 09, 2019
NHL First Round Playoff Preview & Free Picks with Brian Blessing
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On the Tuesday April 9 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing, the host of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline, for a preview of the first round of the NHL playoffs. Adam and Brian discussed general betting tips for the NHL playoffs and previewed all eight first-round series on today’s show. Blue Jackets vs. Lightning, Penguins vs. Islanders, Maple Leafs vs. Bruins, Hurricanes vs. Capitals, Blues vs. Jets, Stars vs. Predators, Golden Knights vs. Sharks, and Avalanche vs. Flames are the eight series and that’s the order the guys discussed them in today with betting tips for each round and series picks for all the matchups.
Apr 09, 2019
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast April 8, 2019
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Today’s show wasn’t all about numbers and teams and players. This opening salvo on today’s edition of The Bettor’s Box was about handling the mental side of handicapping. With a rough start to the season in the picks department, Adam took some time to talk about what he’s going through, what that process entails, and how to potentially get back on the right track. It was an honest assessment of what this business can do during the bad times. Today’s Monday Mailbag featured questions about baseball, beer, arbitrage, movies, and more. After that, it was time for a look Beyond the Box Score at Indians vs. Jays, Tigers vs. Royals, and Nationals vs. Mets. Adam also looked at some league-wide trends that are likely to have an impact going forward. He talked about favorites and overs and also about big line moves and the record on those thus far. That was the lead-in to the Down the Lines segment with recaps of line moves and a list of pitchers that you can expect to see money come in against. After a pick for Monday night, Adam looked at four upcoming series this weekend and forecasted some likely plays for Yankees vs. Astros, Indians vs. Tigers, Dodgers vs. Cardinals, and Twins vs. Mets.
Apr 08, 2019
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast April 4, 2019
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There was a lot to discuss one week into the Major League Baseball season on today’s edition of the show. Host Adam Burke started with a look Beyond the Box Score at the series between the Brewers and Reds, the Rockies and Rays, and the Diamondbacks and Padres. He talked about how to maintain the proper perspective with losing bets and also looked at some statistical outliers and other noteworthy numbers that could help us in the near future. A look Down the Lines shed some light on some line moves that we’ve seen over the last couple of days and some of today’s market movers. This segment of the show also included Adam’s top pick for tonight’s action. Finally, we’ve got a busy weekend on the diamond and Adam talked about six series, including A’s vs. Astros, Cubs vs. Brewers, and Dodgers vs. Rockies, to find betting angles, pitching advantages, and some things to watch for.
Apr 04, 2019
Handicapping the Hardwood – CBI, NIT, CIT, Final Four & National Championship Game
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On the Wednesday April 3 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com and BangTheBook.com to look at the remaining college basketball games on the schedule. Adam and Kyle broke down the CBI, NIT, and CBI finals, handicapped the Final Four, and projected out the National Championship Game lines and matchups. The CBI features DePaul and South Florida, the NIT features Lipscomb and Texas, and the CIT features Green Bay and Marshall as champions will be crowned in those three tournaments this week. Texas Tech and Michigan State meet in one Final Four matchup and Auburn and Virginia meet in the other. Adam and Kyle gave their picks and predictions for all of these games and also gave their thoughts on how the National Championship Game will shake out on Monday depending on the matchup.
Apr 03, 2019
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast April 1, 2019
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Host Adam Burke went Beyond the Box Score to chat about Rockies/Marlins, Indians/Twins, Brewers/Cardinals, and Red Sox/Marines with some specific information on all eight of those teams that can help you with future betting spots. There were some interesting and eye-opening numbers in those games that could continue to have an impact as we go forward. The Down the Lines segment went back to Thursday to look at line moves in the marketplace. Adam talked about why those moves happened and if we can expect more of the same going forward. He also included a pick for tonight’s action in this segment. Finally, a look at the week ahead yielded some things to watch for in the series featuring the Mets and Marlins, the Red Sox and A’s, and the Diamondbacks and Padres.
Apr 01, 2019
UFC Predictions with Pina – UFC on ESPN 2 Philadelphia: Barboza vs. Gaethje
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On a special March 29 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Christian Pina of the Sports Gambling Podcast for a look at UFC on ESPN 2. Adam and Christian looked at the main event between Edson Barboza and Justin Gaethje and also bounced around the card with UFC betting picks and predictions. The main event looks like a slugfest, but there are other fights on the card like Jack Hermansson vs. David Branch, Sheymon Moraes vs. Sodiq Yusuff, and Ray Borg vs. Casey Kenney that got a lot of interest on this one-off segment to take a look at this week’s UFC card.
Mar 29, 2019
Handicapping the Hardwood – CBI, CIT, NIT, Sweet 16 & Elite Eight College Basketball Betting Tips
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On the Friday March 29 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. The guys took a look at the CBI, CIT, and NIT before digging into Friday’s Sweet 16 matchups and betting tips for the Elite Eight this weekend. Adam and Kyle talked about what bettors should look for as those “other” postseason tournaments near the end of the line. They also talked about the NIT semifinals, which are now at Madison Square Garden. Betting tips, picks, and breakdowns for LSU vs. Michigan State, Virginia Tech vs. Duke, Auburn vs. North Carolina, and Houston vs. Kentucky led off the NCAA Tournament talk. Then Adam and Kyle dug into Purdue vs. Virginia and Texas Tech vs. Gonzaga before projecting the other two matchups.
Mar 29, 2019
The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast March 28, 2019
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Happy Opening Day everybody! Not only is it Opening Day for Major League Baseball, but it was also opening day for The Bettor’s Box. Our outstanding MLB betting podcast hosted by Adam Burke had its maiden voyage for the 2019 season today on BangTheBook Radio. For returning listeners to The Bettor’s Box, thank you very much for coming back. For our new listeners, welcome to the show. We’re glad that you found us. This is unlike any other baseball show you are going to find out there. It is full of sabermetric analysis, but presented in an approachable way that makes it easier to understand. On today’s edition of The Bettor’s Box, Adam discussed many of the sabermetric stats that he will use over the course of the season on the show and in the daily article. He also talked about the line moves that we’ve seen for Opening Day, a betting tip on favorites, his top pick for Thursday night, and also previewed the weekend ahead, with a focus on Indians vs. Twins, Pirates vs. Reds, Mets vs. Nationals, and Braves vs. Phillies. This was more of an overview type of show without team performances and data to really analyze, but it was a good way to start the season and hopefully gave you a good idea of what you can expect in The Bettor’s Box.
Mar 28, 2019
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds - Friday Sweet 16 Games & WGC-Dell Match Play
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On the Wednesday March 27 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 talked about the four Sweet 16 games on Friday and broke down betting strategies for the WGC-Dell Match Play at Austin Country Club. LSU vs. Michigan State, Auburn vs. North Carolina, Virginia Tech vs. Duke, and Houston vs. Kentucky are Friday’s four games and Adam and Wes looked at the matchups, the betting action, and the preferred sides and totals for those games. Then the guys took a look at the WGC Match Play, as Wes talked about his strategies in playing matchups and some of the guys he’s looking to back this week.
Mar 27, 2019
Picks & Predictions with Tony George - Thursday Sweet 16 Games & Late-Season NBA
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On the Wednesday March 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 focused on the four games for Thursday’s Sweet 16 round and also discussed late-season NBA betting angles with just about two weeks left in the regular season. Florida State vs. Gonzaga, Purdue vs. Tennessee, Texas Tech vs. Michigan, and Oregon vs. Virginia are the four games on the slate for Thursday night in the Sweet 16. Adam and Tony discussed some betting angles in those and Tony’s preferred sides and totals. The guys also dug into the NBA with just two weeks left in the season to see what betting angles are out there as teams look ahead to the end of the year or the playoffs.
Mar 27, 2019
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing - NHL, WGC-Dell Match Play, Sweet 16
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On the Tuesday March 26 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 discussed NHL futures, handicapping the last two weeks of the hockey season, the Dell Match Play event, and the Sweet 16. That seems like a lot to fit into a half hour, but Brian is a jack of all trades and the guys seamlessly worked in those different sports betting markets. Brian talked about some important betting tips to round out the NHL season, his futures opinions, some golf picks and strategies for this week, and the Sweet 16 matchups that he is most interested in seeing.
Mar 26, 2019
Capping the Card with Ralph Michaels - NCAA Tournament Betting Tips Sweet 16 & Elite 8
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On the Tuesday March 26 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 discussed the Sweet 16 and projected some Elite 8 lines for this week’s NCAA Tournament matchups. Adam and Ralph had a lot to talk about on today’s segment. Eight games are coming up Thursday and Friday to decide the Elite 8 and then only four teams will be left standing for next weekend’s action. Adam and Ralph hit as many games as they could during their time together and discussed betting tips, angles, and trends that could be helpful for you as you look to hedge your futures or cash those individual betting tickets.
Mar 26, 2019
Handicapping the Hardwood – Sweet 16 & Elite 8 College Basketball Betting Tips
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On the Monday March 25 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for this week’s first of two Handicapping the Hardwood segments. The guys tackled the Thursday Sweet 16 games and protected out some Elite 8 games. They also touched briefly on the Friday games as well. Adam and Kyle discussed some general Sweet 16 betting angles and tips and also looked at the venues in play for all four regions. They discussed Florida State vs. Gonzaga, Purdue vs. Tennessee, Texas Tech vs. Michigan, and Oregon vs. Virginia from both a side and total standpoint. They also took an overview of Friday’s Sweet 16 action.
Mar 25, 2019
Powers Picks – Sweet 16 & Elite 8 College Basketball Betting Tips
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On the Monday March 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. The guys took a look at all eight Sweet 16 games and projected out some lines and thoughts for the Elite 8 round of the NCAA Tournament. Adam and Brad hit all of the games with betting angles, tips, picks, and trends for the matchups coming up here in the Sweet 16. They left no stone unturned talking about these games, the coaching matchups and advantages, and the initial line movement that we’ve seen from bettors.
Mar 25, 2019
Monday Mailbag – March 25, 2019
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On the Monday March 25 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke had just a handful of questions for this shortened edition of the Monday Mailbag. Listeners had questions about NCAA Tournament futures and determining what size a bet should be to kick off this week on the show. Purdue futures are popular and are in a really good position with a coin flip game against Tennessee this week. With the MLB season starting up this week and Adam’s MLB picks and tips piece, listeners wanted to know about the deciding factors between a 1%, 2%, and 3% play.
Mar 25, 2019
NL West MLB Betting Tips with Host Adam Burke
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On the Friday March 22 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke took some time to talk about the five teams in the National League West Division to give some betting tips, picks, and predictions on those five teams. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies look like the top teams, but the San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, and Arizona Diamondbacks have some intrigue as well. Adam talked about all five teams and gave some insights into the offenses and also the pitching staffs. He talked about specific pitchers to watch for each team and discussed a lot of potential line moves in the NL West based on the starters that will be on the mound for those respective teams.
Mar 22, 2019
NL Central MLB Betting Tips with Host Adam Burke
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On the Thursday March 21 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke took some time to talk about the five teams in the National League Central Division to give some betting tips, picks, and predictions on those five teams. The Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Brewers, Pittsburgh Pirates, and St. Louis Cardinals make up the best division in baseball this season. Adam talked about the Cubs and that ugly PECOTA projection once again. He talked about the Reds’ additions over the winter and how they have created quite a buzz. He talked about the staying power of the Brewers based on what they’ve done within the organization. He talked about his favorite NL season win total bet with the Pirates. Finally, the Cardinals are a team with a high floor, but what does Adam believe the ceiling to be?
Mar 21, 2019
UFC Predictions with Pina – UFC Fight Night 148 Thompson vs. Pettis
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On the Thursday March 21 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Christian Pina of the Sports Gambling Podcast and our UFC writer at BangTheBook.com for a look at UFC Fight Night 148. This UFC on ESPN+ 6 event in Nashville features a main event of Anthony Pettis vs. Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson and we got Christian’s thoughts on that fight and the rest of the fights on the card. This is an interesting card from an underdog perspective, as Christian outlined with us as the guys discussed the fights on the main card and the preliminary card. Do we have any upset potential in the main fight? Is the Curtis Blaydes vs. Justin Willis fight important down the road? The guys gave strategies and betting tips for this fight card that you won’t hear anywhere else.
Mar 21, 2019
Handicapping the Hardwood – NCAA Tournament West Region & Midwest Region
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On the Wednesday March 20 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com and also BangTheBook.com for the second Handicapping the Hardwood segment this week. The guys took a look at futures, props, recapped some NIT, CBI, CIT, and then looked at the West Region and the South Region for the NCAA Tournament. After a look at what happened last night in the other tournaments, Adam and Kyle cycled back through the tournament field to find some good futures opportunities and Sweet 16 props to start off the segment. They also talked about the West Region and South Region and projected forward some second round lines based on the expected matchups.
Mar 20, 2019
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds – Valspar Championship & NCAA Tournament
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On the Wednesday March 20 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds, @WesReynolds1 on Twitter, for this week’s Wednesday Wagering segment. The guys took a look at the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook to get Wes’s picks and predictions and also gave out some college basketball betting tips on the NCAA Tournament, NIT, CBI, and CIT. Innisbrook is a tough course with The Snake Pit and we have an interesting field on hand of elite players that haven’t played this course much and a bunch of guys that are in the second and third tier as far as the PGA Tour goes. After breaking down that event, the focus shifted to college basketball, as Adam and Wes discussed the NCAA Tournament and some matchups he likes, as well as the NIT, CBI, and CIT, where money can certainly be made.
Mar 20, 2019
Powers Picks – College Football Games of the Year Lines & NCAA Tournament West Region
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On the Tuesday March 19 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 college football games of the year lines from BetOnline, the NIT, CBI, and CIT, and the West Region of the NCAA Tournament. One offshore sportsbook decided that this week was the best time to post early college football lines, so Adam and Brad, as they always do, found a way to work college football into the mix. They also looked at betting opportunities in college basketball, including the West Region, Brad’s picks for the Final Four, and his national champion.
Mar 19, 2019
Picks & Predictions with Tony George – NCAA Tournament Midwest Region
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On the Tuesday March 19 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 talked about looking for betting opportunities outside of the NCAA Tournament this week and then talked about the Midwest Region for March Madness. There are a lot of other opportunities with baseball, NBA, NHL, and the other sports markets that are going on, as well as the NIT, CBI, and CIT. Adam and Tony talked about the equity in going after those markets, but also talked about the NCAA Tournament and the Midwest Region.
Mar 19, 2019
Capping the Card with Ralph Michaels – NIT, CBI, & CIT Betting Tips; NCAA Tournament South Region
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On the Tuesday March 19 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. The guys talked about the NIT, CBI, and CIT as great college basketball betting opportunities and then focused on the South Region for the NCAA Tournament. March Madness means more than just the field of 68 and Adam and Ralph illustrated that by isolating a lot of great opportunities and betting spots in the NIT, CBI, and CIT. They also took a deep dive into the South Region to look at the first round matchups and look for some strong betting angles in those games.
Mar 19, 2019
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing – Valspar Championship; NCAA Tournament East Region
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On the Tuesday March 19 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 handicapped the Valspar Championship and then talked about the NCAA Tournament with a focus on the East Region. This week’s PGA Tour event features a weaker field and there are fewer opportunities, but Adam and Brian still shared their thoughts and tipped a few players. The NCAA Tournament was in the spotlight primarily, as the guys bounced around the bracket to find some interesting storylines and opportunities before focusing on the East Region to close the segment.
Mar 19, 2019
Handicapping the Hardwood – NCAA Tournament East Region & South Region; NIT, CBI, CIT
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On the Monday March 18 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for this week’s first of two Handicapping the Hardwood segments. The guys talked about the NIT, CBI, and CIT, gave some general NCAA Tournament betting tips, and then looked at the matchups in the East Region and South Region. There are so many considerations in the “other” postseason tournaments, but those really are the best chances to make money. Adam and Kyle highlighted several teams and several situations across those lesser tournaments this week before March Madness even fully gets underway. They addressed overseeded and underseeded teams and looked at some very profitable early-round betting angles. Then they broke down games and shared their thoughts and picks.
Mar 18, 2019
Monday Mailbag March 18, 2019
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On the Monday March 18 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke answered your listener questions during the Monday Mailbag segment. After Adam discussed our content and the schedule for the show, he answered listener questions about college basketball futures, MLB projections, and live betting. Keep those listener questions coming, especially as we look ahead to the transition to The Bettor’s Box for the MLB season. Adam talked a little bit about baseball today from more of a fantasy standpoint with some thoughts on the player projection systems that are out there. Listener questions about Utah State and Iowa State futures were also covered.
Mar 18, 2019
MLB Betting Tips for the AL West and NL East with Host Adam Burke
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On the Friday March 15 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke took some time to talk about Major League Baseball and the AL West and NL East. Adam gave some season win total picks, betting tips, and players to watch for the Astros, Angels, Athletics, Mariners, Rangers, Braves, Marlins, Mets, Phillies, and Nationals. A few of Adam’s favorite MLB season win total bets come from these two divisions. Along with those picks, he talked about betting angles to consider for a variety of different pitchers and ballparks across these two divisions.
Mar 14, 2019
UFC Predictions with Pina: UFC Fight Night 147 London Till vs. Masvidal
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On the Friday March 15 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Christian Pina of the Sports Gambling Podcast for a preview and some predictions on the UFC Fight Night 147 card. Adam and Christian took a look at the main event between Darren Till and Jorge Masvidal and also broke down Christian’s favorite picks and fights for this UFC on ESPN+ 5 fight card. The Till vs. Masvidal fight has a lot more attached to it than just betting odds and the guys talked about some different strategies and different betting angles that you have to consider in UFC. They also talked about Leon Edwards vs. Gunnar Nelson and Volkan Oezdemir vs. Dominick Reyes before jumping around the card to find other free picks and predictions from Christian.
Mar 14, 2019
Handicapping the Hardwood – 10 College Basketball Conference Tournament Predictions & Previews
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On the Wednesday March 12 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com and BangTheBook.com for the second Handicapping the Hardwood segment for this week. The guys tackled 10 conference tournaments with picks, predictions, and betting tips for the Big Sky, Mountain West, Southland, Big Ten, SEC, Conference USA, AAC, Big West, WAC, and Ivy League. The guys discussed shooting backdrops, futures prices, game-by-game betting tips, picks, and predictions, and a whole lot of great information for these conference tournaments. It’s been a real joy to break down all 32 for you once again on BangTheBook Radio and hope you’ve enjoyed these and all of our content. We’ve still got March Madness to go!
Mar 12, 2019
Powers Picks – College Football Season Win Totals; ACC, Mountain West, Pac-12, & AAC Conference Tournaments
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On the Tuesday March 12 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 managed to work college football in with a look at some season win totals and then talked ACC, Mountain West, Pac-12, and AAC Conference Tournaments. BetOnline Sportsbook gave us an idea of what we can expect for the upcoming college football season with some early win total numbers. After discussing those, the guys talked about the ACC, Mountain West, Pac-12, and AAC Conference Tournaments to handicap the field and look at some betting angles and considerations for those fields.
Mar 12, 2019
Picks & Predictions with Tony George – Conference Tournament Byes, Big 12, and Big Ten Tournaments
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On the Tuesday March 12 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. Usually we have Tony on Thursdays, but we moved him to Tuesday this week to discuss conference tournament byes, the Big 12, and the Big Ten conference tournaments. Tony had some eye-opening stats and trends about byes in conference tournaments and what they mean for the teams. The guys also talked about the Big 12 Conference Tournament in Kansas City to handicap a pretty open field, where Kansas is just a #3 seed. The guys also went to Chicago for the Big Ten Conference Tournament, which is back at the United Center. This is one of the deepest conferences in college basketball, so you don’t want to bet it without Tony’s thoughts.
Mar 12, 2019
Capping the Card with Ralph Michaels – Big East, Sun Belt, and SEC Conference Tournaments
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On the Tuesday March 12 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 dug into the Big East, Sun Belt, and SEC college basketball conference tournaments to find some betting value and examine some good angles, stats, and trends. The Big East isn’t as good as it has been in past years. Villanova is still a favorite, but the Wildcats and Marquette Golden Eagles are pretty vulnerable. Who has the best chance to make a move? The Sun Belt Conference was extremely balanced during the season. Action starts tonight, but the later rounds of the tournament will be very interesting. The SEC is as good as it has been in a long time. Kentucky has the history and the pedigree, but do the Wildcats have enough to survive a tougher field? We got Ralph’s answers to all of those questions and talking points.
Mar 12, 2019
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing – PLAYERS Championship, MAC & A-10 Conference Tournaments
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On the Tuesday March 12 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 the PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass and then looked at the MAC Conference Tournament and the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament. The PLAYERS Championship is the signature PGA Tour event and has one of the most stocked fields of the season. Adam and Brian talked about their favorite picks for the tournament and what to look for with the TPC Sawgrass course. The MAC Tournament started last night, but now the event moves to Cleveland for the best games. The A-10 Tournament could wind up with only one bid for the conference, but Adam and Brian discussed the field and handicapped it.
Mar 12, 2019
Handicapping the Hardwood – Nine College Basketball Conference Tournament Picks & Previews
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On the Monday March 11 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com and BangTheBook.com for the first of two Handicapping the Hardwood segments for this week. The guys looked at the MAC, MEAC, Sun Belt, SWAC, ACC, Pac-12, A-10, Big East, and the Big 12 conference tournaments with picks, previews, and predictions. Shooting backdrops, underdog stats, over/under records, and a comprehensive breakdown of the fields for all of these conference tournaments were heard on today’s show. The guys talked about attacking weak seeds, money line rollovers, and different scheduling quirks for all of these conference tournaments.
Mar 11, 2019
Monday Mailbag – March 11, 2019
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On the Monday March 11 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke answered listener questions during the Monday Mailbag segment. He discussed baseball and college basketball primarily during this segment, as listeners asked about setting up models, market entry for the NCAA Tournament, and which books to read to learn about the business. You can submit listener questions to @SkatingTripods on Twitter or email adam[at]bangthebook[dot]com to have your questions answered on a future segment of the show.
Mar 11, 2019
AL Central MLB Betting Preview with Host Adam Burke
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On the Friday March 8 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke took some time to break down the American League Central Division with a look at all five teams and some futures betting opportunities. Adam gave his picks, predictions, and thoughts on the season win totals and the outlooks for the Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, and Minnesota Twins. Along with sharing his overall thoughts, Adam highlighted some individual players and pitchers that could have a big impact on how things for these teams this season and also discussed some game-by-game betting angles he’ll be looking to use to his advantage.
Mar 08, 2019
UFC Predictions with Pina – UFC Fight Night 146 Wichita: Lewis vs. dos Santos
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On the Friday March 8 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by UFC expert Christian Pina of the Sports Gambling Podcast and our weekly UFC analyst at BangTheBook.com for a breakdown of UFC Fight Night 146. The guys discussed this UFC on ESPN+ 4 event in Wichita by looking at the main event of Derrick Lewis vs. Junior dos Santos and several other fights on the card to get Christian’s best bets and analysis. Not only will the Lewis vs. dos Santos fight stand out, but Christian also has high hopes for Zaleski vs. Millender, Price vs. Means, and Smolka vs. Schnell. He shared his predictions for the main card and the preliminary card and also talked about some over/under bets for these fights.
Mar 08, 2019
Interview with Ian Epstein of PropSwap for Buying and Selling Futures & Props
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On the Friday March 8 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Ian Epstein, one of the creators of PropSwap for a segment about one of the most interesting products in the sports betting industry. At PropSwap, bettors can buy and sell futures tickets and prop bets as a way to hedge their bets or as a way to get some investment at odds that are no longer offered by sportsbooks or may be even better than what the sportsbooks have to offer. Adam and Ian talked about the vision for the idea, the purpose that PropSwap serves for buyers, sellers, and the sportsbooks, and about what makes it so unique in this ever-changing sports betting landscape.
Mar 08, 2019
Powers Picks – Duke and Zion Williamson, Conference Tournaments, West Coast Conference
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On the Thursday March 7 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 working in some college football, as they always do, the guys talked college basketball, including Duke and Zion Williamson and conference tournaments. The Arizona State spring game kicked off the spring cycle for college football and Brad shared his thoughts on how it went and also what types of things he’s looking to see in advance of the season. The guys then moved into college basketball to touch on Duke and Zion Williamson and what his absence could do to futures odds. They addressed conference tournament betting strategies and also looked at the West Coast Conference Tournament to find some betting angles.
Mar 07, 2019
Picks & Predictions with Tony George – Missouri Valley Conference Tournament & NBA
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On the Thursday March 7 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 talked about the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, conference tournaments in general, and about NBA stats to use when handicapping. Arch Madness is near and dear to Tony’s heart, so he gave us some good betting tips and angles on that conference. The guys also talked about general conference tournament betting strategies and then transitioned over to the NBA to talk about which stats pair well with the situational angles that Tony uses to handicap games.
Mar 07, 2019
MAAC, SoCon, America East, Colonial, & Summit Conference Tournament Picks & Predictions
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On the Wednesday March 6 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com and BangTheBook.com for the second Handicapping the Hardwood segment this week. The guys finished out their college basketball conference tournament previews with the MAAC, SoCon, America East, Colonial and the Summit with picks, predictions, and betting tips. Money line rollovers, totals and ATS angles, and analysis came your way fast and furious as the guys hit these five conference tournaments to make sure that you are fully prepared for the fun that comes your way this week. Unlike Tuesday’s show, we’ve got some more lead time on these, so that should be better for listeners. We’ll hit all 19 conference tournaments next week, so keep it tuned to BangTheBook Radio.
Mar 06, 2019
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds – Conference Tournament Betting Tips & Arnold Palmer Invitational
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On the Wednesday March 6 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds for this week’s Wednesday Wagering segment. The guys took a look at some general conference tournament betting tips and strategies and also looked at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. Adam and Wes discussed the back-to-back nature of conference tournaments and also some derivative betting opportunities as a result. The guys also looked at picks and predictions for this week’s PGA Tour event, which is a loaded field at Bay Hill for the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Mar 06, 2019
Patriot, Big South, Horizon, NEC, Ohio Valley, Missouri Valley, & West Coast Conference Tournaments Picks & Predictions
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On the Tuesday March 5 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks and BangTheBook.com for this week’s first of two Handicapping the Hardwood segments. The guys covered seven conference tournaments with betting odds, picks, and predictions for the Patriot League, Big South Conference, Horizon League, Northeast Conference, Ohio Valley Confence, Missouri Valley Conference, and the West Coast Conference. That’s right. Seven conference tournament college basketball betting breakdowns on one show. You heard general conference tournament betting tips for sides and totals and those specific to the individual conferences, as the guys talked about their picks to win, money line rollovers, hedging opportunities, and so much more.
Mar 05, 2019
Capping the Card with Ralph Michaels – College Basketball Betting Tips Conference Tournaments
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On the Tuesday March 5 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 took a look at the end of the regular season in the major conferences and also talked some general conference tournament betting strategies and predictions. Not all conferences have their tournaments this week and we don’t want to forget about those, so Adam and Ralph discussed the majors and the mid and low-majors that are not ready for the postseason just yet. They did talk about general conference tournament betting picks and strategies and looked at Ralph’s top situational and technical plays of the week.
Mar 05, 2019
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing – NHL, Conference Tournaments, NASCAR, & Arnold Palmer Invitational
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On the Monday March 4 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline for the Betting the Board segment. The guys talked post-Trade Deadline bumps in the NHL, conference tournaments, the new NASCAR rules package and its impact, and the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. Brian kindly agreed to switch days with us this week so that we can wait out the sportsbooks for additional conference tournament odds for Kyle Hunter’s segments on Handicapping the Hardwood this week. That’s why the guys took a look at Monday’s NHL card and also what we saw in the aftermath of the Trade Deadline, what the new aerodynamics mean for NASCAR bettors, and this week’s PGA Tour event, which has a stacked field in the Sunshine State.
Mar 04, 2019
Monday Mailbag – March 4, 2019
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On the Monday March 4 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke answered your listener questions during the Monday Mailbag segment. Adam also talked about today as the launch of his MLB betting content for the upcoming season at BangTheBook.com, so be sure to check that out. Inquiring minds wanted to know about NCAA Tournament futures odds overall, how Adam got his start in the business, when The Bettor’s Box will make its return, what the deciding factors are for fade/follow MLB teams and pitchers, and why mid-range college basketball underdogs are such a good bet. If you ever have questions for the Monday Mailbag segment, send them to @SkatingTripods on Twitter or email adam[at]bangthebook[dot]com.
Mar 04, 2019
Handicapping the Hardwood – MEAC, Games for the Weekend of March 2-3, 2019, & Atlantic Sun Tournament
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On the Friday March 1 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. The guys finished their conference breakdowns with the MEAC, gave some initial thoughts on conference tournaments, and then talked about this weekend’s action, including the highly anticipated Kentucky vs. Tennessee rematch, as well as the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament. The MEAC is the worst conference in college hoops, but we have now covered all the conferences on the show. Adam and Kyle surveyed the Pac-12 after Washington’s loss and then gave out some general conference tournament betting tips in advance of the start of those next week. Five games for this weekend were discussed, including Kentucky vs. Tennessee, Austin Peay vs. Murray State, and Nevada vs. Utah State. To wrap up the show, the guys discussed the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament.
Mar 01, 2019
UFC Predictions with Pina – UFC 235 Las Vegas Jones vs. Smith
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On the Friday March 1 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Christian Pina of the Gambling Podcast and weekly contributor to BangTheBook.com for a look at UFC 235. The guys highlighted the title fights of Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith and Tyron Woodley vs. Kamaru Usman and also looked at the other 10 fights on the card. Jones is a huge favorite over Smith. Is an upset possible? Will Woodley maintain control of the title? What about the rest of the card? Christian had a lot of good betting thoughts on the title fights and also on the remaining fights that are split between PPV, ESPN, and UFC Fight Pass, including his top picks on the card and some good underdog betting opportunities.
Mar 01, 2019
Powers Picks – Heisman Trophy Futures & College Basketball Betting Tips for Senior Day
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On the Thursday February 28 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 Heisman Trophy betting odds, answered listener questions on bankroll management and maximizing value, and talked Senior Day in college basketball. Brad had some very interesting information on the Heisman Trophy and what it takes to win the award, along with his first investment into that betting market. The guys talked about bankroll management by sport and also about maximizing value when lines move in your favor. Senior Day is a big talking point and Brad had some interesting thoughts for how to handle those emotional college basketball games.
Feb 28, 2019
Picks & Predictions with Tony George – Late-Season College Basketball Betting Tips & NBA
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On the Thursday February 28 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 discussed listener questions about bankroll management by sport and also maximizing value when lines move in your favor, small conference regular season betting, and the NBA as an afterthought at this time of the year. Listener questions about unit sizes for different sports and hedging and middling started off the segment and the guys also discussed betting just before conference tournaments and whether or not the NBA market is yielding more value at this time of the year with so many people focused on college basketball as conference tournaments and March Madness draw near.
Feb 28, 2019
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds – Listener Questions, College Basketball, & Honda Classic
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On the Wednesday February 27 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Wes Reynolds, @WesReynolds1 on Twitter, for the Wednesday Wagering segment. The guys revisited listener questions about bankroll management by sport, the concept of value in sports betting, late-season college basketball betting, and this week’s PGA Tour event, the Honda Classic. Wes is a high-volume, multi-sport handicapper, so his thoughts on bankroll management and unit size per sport were rather interesting to get on today’s show. Closing line value, middling, and hedging were also topics of conversation. Wes had some interesting thoughts on Tuesday’s college basketball card that led to a discussion about Wednesday’s and beyond. Finally, the guys gave their golf picks and thoughts for the Honda Classic at PGA National.
Feb 27, 2019
AL East MLB Betting Preview with Host Adam Burke
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On the Wednesday February 27 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke took center stage and gave his thoughts on the American League East Division for the upcoming 2019 season. Adam went in-depth with the Orioles, Red Sox, Yankees, Rays, and Jays to discuss betting angles, season win totals, and players to watch on a daily basis for this season. Adam will be doing these division breakdowns as time permits on the show, so you want to keep it tuned to BangTheBook Radio in the lead-up to the season. This is a peak at what you can expect in the MLB Betting Guide that will be released next week. Adam talked about some intriguing stats and trends from last season, looked into regression candidates, and isolated pitchers to watch for each team that you can look to fade or follow.
Feb 27, 2019
Capping the Card with Ralph Michaels – College Basketball Late-Season Betting Tips
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On the Tuesday February 26 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 college basketball betting tips for the last week of the regular season in small conferences, what this week means for big conferences, futures betting, and Ralph’s top situational and technical plays of the week. The guys also revisited a listener question from Monday’s Mailbag about bankroll management across different sports and some of the strategies that are involved in that. The regular season is coming to a close for the small conferences this week, so Adam and Ralph touched on some betting angles there and also looked at the major conferences and what these last regular season games mean.
Feb 26, 2019
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing – NHL Trade Deadline, NASCAR, & Honda Classic
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On the Tuesday February 26 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. Please excuse the small sound issues for the first couple minutes of the segment with Brian. This has become a grab bag segment for us, as the guys recapped the NHL Trade Deadline and talked betting angles, discussed NASCAR, and handicapped the Honda Classic PGA Tour event at PGA National. The NHL Trade Deadline allowed teams to fill holes for the playoff push and created new holes for the sellers. Adam and Brian broke down the Deadline to find NHL betting advantages and also isolate some teams and spots that could be present this week. They talked about the new NASCAR rules package and took an early look at this week’s Pennzoil 400 out in Las Vegas. Finally, the Honda Classic has a much weaker field than other recent events, which could create some value this week at PGA National.
Feb 26, 2019
Handicapping the Hardwood – America East, Northeast Conference, & Games for Week of February 25, 2019
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On the Monday February 25 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. The guys talked about the America East Conference, the Northeast Conference, and games for this week as the regular season starts to draw to a close. Adam and Kyle continued their conference breakdowns with two leagues that are way under the radar in the America East and the NEC. It was easy to combine those two, both geographically and because there are a small number of relevant teams. They also talked about some fade/follow teams and also previewed games for this week, including Syracuse vs. North Carolina and Minnesota vs. Northwestern.
Feb 25, 2019
Monday Mailbag February 25, 2019
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On the Monday February 25 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke answered listener questions on the Monday Mailbag segment. Listener questions covered a wide range of topics, including bankroll management across different sports, the Home Run King odds, the impact of a pitch clock in baseball, the Cubs’ PECOTA projection, pneumonia vs. 0-12, closing line value, Robert Kraft, and what “value” actually is in betting. This was a great set of questions and others came in that we can expand on this Friday and next week as conference tournaments get going regarding money line rollovers and betting conference tournament games. Send Monday Mailbag questions to Adam on Twitter @SkatingTripods or adam[at]bangthebook[dot]com via email.
Feb 25, 2019
UFC Predictions with Pina – Fight Night 145 Prague Blachowicz vs. Santos
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As a special edition of BangTheBook Radio for this week, host Adam Burke broke down UFC Fight Night 145 in Prague, Czech Republic with Christian Pina of the Gambling Podcast on Friday February 22. With Adam out sick most of the week, the decision was made to get some more content out to our listeners and that included this standalone UFC betting segment. The guys talked about some of the betting considerations with an event in a new locale. They looked at the main event between Jan Blachowicz and Thiago Santos, as well as Stefan Struve vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima. They talked about Lucie Pudilova and the uncertainly for the only Czech fighter on the card and discussed things like handicapping a missed weight and looking ahead to an upcoming card.
Feb 22, 2019
Handicapping the Hardwood – Patriot League & Weekend of February 22-24
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On the Friday February 22 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke returned from his bout with pneumonia to chat with Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com about the Patriot League and this weekend’s college basketball betting action. The guys discussed teams like Bucknell and Lehigh as standouts in the Patriot and looked at the conference as a whole for this season. After touching on a couple of fade/follow teams, the guys dug into five games for this weekend, including Tennessee vs. LSU, a potential letdown spot for North Carolina against Florida State, and Michigan State vs. Michigan in the Big Ten.
Feb 22, 2019
Handicapping the Hardwood – Southland Conference, Duke vs. UNC, and Betting Tips for the Week of February 18
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On the Monday February 18 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke talked with professional handicapper Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for this week’s first of two Handicapping the Hardwood segments. The guys discussed a few of today’s Monday Mailbag question, the Southland Conference, fade/follow and regression teams, and some games for this week, including North Carolina vs. Duke. Questions about college basketball key numbers and pace wars started off today’s segment. Then the guys discussed the Southland Conference and looked at a league where being a good defensive team is enough to get by. They talked about regression candidates and follow and fade teams across four conferences and then hit four games for this week, including Maryland vs. Iowa and UNC vs. Duke.
Feb 18, 2019
Monday Mailbag Listener Questions February 18, 2019
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On the Monday February 18 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke answered listener questions in the Monday Mailbag segment on a variety of different topics, including key numbers in college basketball, hedging, and the future of sportsbooks. We’ll be doing the Monday Mailbag as we go forward, so you can send questions to Adam via Twitter (@SkatingTripods) or via email to adam[at]bangthebook[dot]com. On this first segment, Adam soldiered his way through despite an illness to touch on the future of sportsbooks and the sports betting industry, key numbers in college basketball, hedging and futures betting, NFL totals modeling, and determining how a pace war is going to end up.
Feb 18, 2019
Handicapping the Hardwood College Basketball Podcast – Big South & Weekend Games for February 16-17
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On the Friday February 15 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com and BangTheBook.com for the second Handicapping the Hardwood segment this week. The guys talked Big South Conference, new scheduling for Conference USA, and five games for this weekend, including Oklahoma vs. TCU and Tennessee vs. Kentucky. The Big South Conference wasn’t regularly lined until this season, but it’s one of the few we haven’t talked about yet. The guys dug into the teams and ranked them to see who will likely participate in the NCAA Tournament and looked at some spots for the rest of the regular season. Conference USA’s hybrid schedule takes a new twist and it is a big weekend in college hoops with a top-five matchup and some big bubble decisions.
Feb 15, 2019
UFC Predictions with Pina – UFC on ESPN 1 Ngannou vs. Velasquez
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On the Friday February 15 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Christian Pina, our UFC writer and one of the top UFC bettors in the business, for a breakdown of UFC on ESPN 1 with a main event of Francis Ngannou and Cain Velasquez. Along with analysis of the main event, the guys broke down several other picks and predictions from Christian on the show. This is a strong card and features a lot of interesting fights, lines, and actionable matchups. Christian had strong takes on his favorite fights and also gave us analysis on the other bouts on the schedule.
Feb 15, 2019
Powers Picks – College Football, NBA All-Star Game, and College Basketball
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On the Thursday February 14 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brad Powers from BradPowersSports.com for this week’s Powers Picks segment. Adam and Brad talked about preparing for the 2019 CFB season, the NBA All-Star Game, and perceptions of top teams and their college basketball futures odds. Bill Connelly’s college football season previews are rolling out, well in advance of other preseason mags, so those are required reading for all college football bettors. Brad talked about what he takes from those and also about how they affect his prep. The NBA All-Star Game yields some betting opportunities, but the majority of the rest of the segment was on college hoops, as the guys discussed the NCAA Committee reveal to uncover overrated and underrated teams. They parlayed that into a talk about futures betting and this weekend’s card.
Feb 14, 2019
Picks & Predictions with Tony George – NBA First Half Betting & College Basketball Revenge Games
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On the Thursday February 14 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 Tony’s very profitable first half betting strategy and college basketball rematch and revenge games. Along with a look at the first half betting opportunities in the derivatives market, the guys talked about tonight’s three games in advance of the All-Star Break. They also looked at rematches and revenge games in conference play in the college basketball season.
Feb 14, 2019
Handicapping the Hardwood College Basketball Podcast – SWAC & Games for Week of February 13
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On the Wednesday February 13 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for this week’s first of two Handicapping the Hardwood segments. Adam and Kyle talked about the SWAC, looked at some regression candidates, and also discussed four games coming up this week. The guys chatted about a conference that hasn’t been lined regularly up until this season in the SWAC and ranked the teams. They also looked at some regression candidates that can help you cash tickets in the short-term and the long-term. Finally, they looked at some games coming up this week, including Murray State vs. Austin Peay and Toledo vs. Buffalo.
Feb 13, 2019
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds – College Basketball & Genesis Open
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On the Wednesday February 13 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds for this week’s Wednesday Wagering segment. The guys discussed how to handicap the highly-ranked teams in light of the dog days of winter and also broke down the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club. This was one of the stronger segments with Wes that we’ve had this season, as the guys talked about motivations for “fat and happy” teams and also touched on some of the situational spots with the big boys of college basketball. They also had a strong golf segment for the Genesis Open with an elite field and a lot of good betting considerations on the board.
Feb 13, 2019
Capping the Card with Ralph Michaels – ACC, Missouri Valley, & Free College Basketball Picks
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On the Tuesday February 12 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 dug deep into the ACC, Missouri Valley, and touched on Ralph’s top situational and technical plays of the week. The ACC is top-heavy, but don’t forget about the middle of the pack and the upset potential that those teams have based on situational spots or their talent levels. Adam and Ralph checked in on teams like Florida State, Clemson, and NC State with that in mind. They also looked at the Missouri Valley Conference and some totals betting angles there before wrapping up with Ralph’s top situational and technical plays of the week.
Feb 12, 2019
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing – NASCAR, NHL and Genesis Open
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On the Tuesday February 12 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 chatted about NASCAR betting, the big card in the NHL for Tuesday night and also broke down the Genesis Open at Riviera with a star-studded PGA Tour field. NASCAR is back in full swing this week with the Daytona 500, so Adam and Brian touched on that with some betting tips and analysis. The guys then looked at tonight’s big NHL card with some tips that will help this evening and beyond. Finally, they talked about a loaded tournament at Riviera and some of Brian’s favorite betting options.
Feb 12, 2019
UFC 234 Melbourne Whittaker vs. Gastelum Picks & Predictions with Christian Pina
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We didn't do a full show on the Friday February 8 edition of BangTheBook Radio, but we didn't want to leave you empty-handed going into the weekend. As a result, host Adam Burke got together with Christian Pina of the Sports Gambling Podcast and our BangTheBook UFC writer to talk about UFC 234. It isn't a great card, but we made a great segment out of it by discussing the different betting tools and strategies that are at your disposal within this market. The guys talked about some arbitrage opportunities and some parlay betting options for the fights. Christian did share his top fight opinions and broke down the main event between Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum and also talked about the other fights on the card, including Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva and Smilin' Sam Alvey's matchup.
Feb 08, 2019
Powers Picks – CFB National Signing Day & Big Ten College Basketball Betting Tips
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On the Thursday February 7 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 talked about college football National Signing Day and looked at the big winners and losers and also talked Big Ten college hoops. Even though freshmen won’t all make an impact next season, recruiting rankings should be a part of your college football handicapping process. Adam and Brad discussed the implications of signing day and some of the programs that brought in good classes and those that didn’t. They also took a look at the Big Ten in college basketball to see what’s wrong with Michigan State and surveyed the rest of the conference.
Feb 07, 2019
MLB Betting Tips with Host Adam Burke – PECOTA Projections and Season Win Totals
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On the Thursday February 7 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was forced into MLB action after a late cancellation by Tony George to chat MLB season win totals and PECOTA projections. We’ll be doing a lot more MLB betting stuff as we go forward on the shows and Adam gave his thoughts on where the PECOTA projections fall short and what considerations bettors need to make when looking to follow them. He talked about what is most important for PECOTA and why it has actually created some new value in the season win total market. He also touched briefly on a couple of teams whose projections are too low and those that might be too high.
Feb 07, 2019
Handicapping the Hardwood – MAAC and College Basketball Predictions for the Weekend of February 8-10
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On the Wednesday February 6 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. The guys took a deep dive into one of Kyle’s favorite conferences, the MAAC, and also took a look at this weekend’s most intriguing betting matchups. The MAAC is a conference with a lot of pace wars and a lot of teams that Kyle has had success with, so it was a great league to cover on this show. The guys talked about situational spots and also some advantages and disadvantages for those teams. They also looked at some games for this weekend, including the rematch between Duke and Virginia.
Feb 06, 2019
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds – NBA Trade Deadline, CBB Revenge, & Pebble Beach Pro-Am
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On the Wednesday February 6 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds for this week’s Wednesday Wagering segment. The guys talked NBA betting around the Trade Deadline and All-Star Break, college basketball revenge spots, and the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. The NBA Trade Deadline makes it hard for teams and players to focus, which makes a notoriously tough market even more challenging for bettors. Adam and Wes tried to sort through that and also the period before the All-Star Break. College basketball rematches are rolling around now, so the guys discussed what to look for in that second meeting. Finally, the Pebble Beach Pro-Am is a unique event and a unique handicap, which is why Wes was the perfect guy to ask about it and his picks for the tournament.
Feb 06, 2019
Capping the Card with Ralph Michaels – Ivy League and WAC College Basketball
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On the Tuesday February 5 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels for this week’s Capping the Card segment. Our conference college basketball betting breakdowns continued with the Ivy League and the WAC and Ralph also shared top free picks of the week for our listeners. The Ivy League and the WAC are conferences that are way under the radar, but there are some excellent situational betting angles in these two leagues. Ralph discussed his ranks of the teams in the two conferences and the guys also looked at those all-important betting tips. Ralph also shared his top situational and technical plays for this week in college hoops.
Feb 05, 2019
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing – NHL & Pebble Beach Pro-Am
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On the Tuesday February 5 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing for the Betting the Board segment. The guys did some catch-up in the NHL and looked at Tuesday night’s card and also broke down their picks and betting angles for the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. First period overs have been rather profitable and sportsbooks have taken notice with heavy juice on the number. What has led to this phenomenon? The guys also talked about Tuesday’s big card, including Wild vs. Sabres and also Golden Knights vs. Lightning. They also discussed weekend afternoon games and the betting angles associated with those. Finally, the Pebble Beach Pro-Am is a unique event with pros and amateurs and celebrities, three courses, and a reason for players to take this year’s event more seriously than in the past. Adam and Brian gave their predictions and some other betting angles.
Feb 05, 2019
Handicapping the Hardwood – Horizon League & Week of February 4, 2019
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On the Monday February 4 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com and BangTheBook.com for the Handicapping the Hardwood segment. The guys talked Horizon League per listener request, looked at fade/follow and regression teams, and previewed for games for this week. The Horizon League has some interesting history and some good betting spots to consider. Along with looking at those, Kyle gave us his rank of the teams in that league and some of the things that he handicaps. The guys also looked at a couple of regression candidates and some fade and follow teams before looking at this week’s betting opportunities, including Kansas vs. Kansas State and LSU vs. Mississippi State.
Feb 04, 2019
NFL Season in Review & Offseason Preview with Joe Everett
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On the Monday February 4 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Joe Everett of NFL Draft Bible and DraftScouts for a recap of the 2018 NFL season and a look ahead to the offseason. The guys looked at yesterday’s Super Bowl and recapped some of what we saw before looking ahead to the offseason to see which teams could make a significant push. The Patriots grabbed another title over the Rams, who looked bad, but had another successful season. After assessing those two teams, Adam and Joe looked at some of next year’s hopefuls and evaluated what teams can do over the spring and summer months to put themselves in a position to be in Miami next year for Super Bowl LIV.
Feb 04, 2019
The Odds Report with Brent from DSI Sportsbook – Super Bowl LIII and Prop Bets
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On the Friday February 1 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 had a lot to talk about with Super Bowl LIII, as they hit sharp action on the side, total, derivatives, and props and also had a long discussion about the betting line. Patriots money has been hot and heavy at most places, though DSI was fortunate enough to get back a bet to balance the action. The guys talked about the mindset of the risk managers in the business for this big game and about how the prop betting market can be a big help for balancing risk and minimizing exposure. It’s been great to chat with Brent all season and we look forward to the fall to do it all again.
Feb 01, 2019
UFC Fight Night 144 Fortaleza Picks and Predictions with Christian Pina
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On the Friday February 1 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Christian Pina, our new UFC writer, to break down UFC Fight Night 144. This fight card in Fortaleza, Brazil features a main event of Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes and some other intriguing matchups. Christian shared some of his thoughts on the main card and the guys also discussed market entry and arbitrage opportunities when it comes to betting on the UFC.
Feb 01, 2019
Handicapping the Hardwood – Super Bowl LIII Props, SoCon, & Weekend Games
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On the Friday February 1 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for the Handicapping the Hardwood segment. Though we primarily focus on college basketball, Adam and Kyle talked about Super Bowl 53 props and the side and total before looking at SoCon college hoops and the games for this weekend. The props discussion was short, but sweet, as the guys touched on some betting options that they like for the big game and also final thoughts on the side and total. Our conference breakdowns continued with a look at the Southern Conference, aka the SoCon, where teams like Furman and Wofford have been making some noise and others are knocking on the door. Finally, they talked weekend games UNC vs. Louisville and Oregon State vs. Utah.
Feb 01, 2019
Powers Picks – Super Bowl LIII Prop Bets & West Coast Conference College Basketball
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On the Thursday January 31 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brad Powers of BradPowersSports.com for this week’s Powers Picks segment. On this segment, the guys talked about Super Bowl LIII prop bets and predictions for Patriots vs. Rams and also took a look at the West Coast Conference in college basketball. Before launching into the Super Bowl, Adam and Brad spent a little bit of time on college football to chat about some of the interesting nuggets that Brad has found in his research. With the Super Bowl, they talked about prop bets, side and total predictions, and had some fun with the big game. With college hoops, we continued our conference breakdowns with a look at the West Coast Conference, where Gonzaga is far and away the top team.
Jan 31, 2019
Picks & Predictions with Tony George – Super Bowl LIII Prop Bets & Missouri Valley Conference College Basketball
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On the Friday January 31 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 took a deep dive into Super Bowl LIII prop bets for Patriots vs. Rams and also took an updated look at the Missouri Valley Conference in college hoops. Tony has been moving some money on prop bets in the lead-up to the game, so he discussed his favorite ones with us and also gave some updated thoughts on the side and total for the game. On the college basketball side, the balance of power has shifted in the Missouri Valley since we last talked, so the guys updated what has been happening and looked at some betting tips for the future.
Jan 31, 2019
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds – Super Bowl LIII Props & Waste Management Phoenix Open
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On the Wednesday January 30 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds, @WesReynolds1 on Twitter, for the Wednesday Wagering segment. The guys talked all things prop betting for Super Bowl LIII and also talked about the Waste Management Phoenix Open with Wes’s prop betting picks. The guys looked at player and team props for the big game between the Patriots and Rams and also discussed the game props that Wes will look to take advantage of for the Super Bowl. They talked about outright picks for the Phoenix Open, a very unique event with a tough course and a tough crowd. Finally, Adam wrapped up this segment with some important remarks on #BellLetsTalk Day.
Jan 30, 2019
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard – Super Bowl LIII Prop Betting Tips
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On the Wednesday January 30 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. Adam and Bryan talked all things props for Super Bowl LIII between the Patriots and the Rams and also discussed the side, total, and money line for the big game. The guys left no stone unturned today as they talked about Bryan’s prop betting strategies for team and player props and also about what he’s looking to capitalize on for the game props. They discussed bankroll management from a prop betting standpoint in terms of bet sizing and also about Bryan’s last-minute suggestions for bettors late to the party.
Jan 30, 2019
Capping the Card with Ralph Michaels – Super Bowl 53 Patriots vs. Rams, CAA College Basketball
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On the Tuesday January 29 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Ralph Michaels for this week’s Capping the Card segment. The guys looked at prop betting options for Super Bowl LIII and also took a deep dive into the Colonial Athletic Association as our conference breakdowns continued. Ralph had some thoughts on the props for the Super Bowl, including some historical results on some of your favorite props. The guys also dug into the CAA in college hoops to see how those teams stack up and to find some betting angles. Ralph also shared his top situational and technical plays of the week with us.
Jan 29, 2019
Betting the Board with Brian Blessing – Super Bowl LIII, NHL, & Waste Management Phoenix Open
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On the Tuesday January 29 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brian Blessing of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline for the Betting the Board segment. The guys talked Super Bowl LIII, with a focus on prop bets, the NHL after the All-Star Break, and the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Brian had a lot of prop betting thoughts for us across a lot of the different options that are out there for the New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Rams matchup. The guys also hit on the NHL and a staggered return to action and looked at predictions and outright winners for the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale.
Jan 29, 2019
Handicapping the Hardwood – Summit League & Week of January 28
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On the Monday January 28 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for this week’s first Handicapping the Hardwood segment. After checking in briefly on Super Bowl LIII, the guys talked Summit League, regression candidates, fade/follow, and four games for the Week of January 28 in college basketball. The guys had a lot of different talking points in the Summit League, including some betting angles for you to consider. The regression candidates and the fade/follow have done quite well of late and we’re also watching the schedule for some good betting spots coming up, including Lipscomb vs. Liberty, Wisconsin vs. Nebraska, and a home-and-home with UAB and MTSU.
Jan 28, 2019
NFL Week in Review & Super Bowl LIII Patriots vs. Rams Preview
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On the Monday January 28 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Joe Everett of NFL Draft Bible and DraftScouts for a breakdown of Super Bowl LIII. The guys talked about the prop betting market with Joe’s scouting and talent evaluation background serving as a different perspective for the big game. Adam and Joe talked about side, total, and money line, but focused most heavily on the prop betting market to find mismatches at the skill positions and in the trenches. The guys looked at some individual matchups that you can look to exploit to pick up some winners betting props on running backs, wide receivers, quarterbacks, and individual defensive players.
Jan 28, 2019
The Odds Report with Brent from DSI Sportsbook – Super Bowl LIII Patriots vs. Rams
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On the Friday January 25 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Brent from DSI Sportsbook for this week’s version of The Odds Report. With two weeks of betting before the Super Bowl, Adam and Brent discussed the sharp action that has been seen so far and the risk management side of props. We did have sharp action on Super Bowl 53 to discuss on today’s segment, as the guys talked about a money line bet and also a derivative play on the total. They also discussed the mindset that goes into managing risk for two weeks with changing limits, all the prop betting options, and a heavy betting handle with a lot of backloaded action.
Jan 27, 2019
Handicapping the Hardwood College Basketball Betting Podcast – Weekend of January 25
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On the Friday January 25 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Kyle Hunter of HunterSportsPicks.com for this week’s second Handicapping the Hardwood segment. The guys talked about the Big West Conference, a couple of regression teams, and four games for this weekend, including Michigan State vs. Purdue. We continued our conference breakdowns on today’s show by focusing on the Big West Conference. Adam and Kyle talked about some betting strategies, how these teams are ranked, and some good stats and angles to use in this conference. They also looked four games for this weekend, with Iowa State vs. Ole Miss, that huge Big Ten game, and a couple under the radar matchups.
Jan 25, 2019
Powers Picks – Super Bowl LIII Patriots vs. Rams and Pac-12 College Basketball
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On the Thursday January 24 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 initial thoughts on Super Bowl LIII, the line movement we’ve seen so far, prop betting strategies, and then the Pac-12 in college basketball. Brad had some thoughts on the opening numbers and the initial action for the Super Bowl between the Patriots and Rams and the guys also talked a little bit about why they think the line is moving and what will happen as we go forward. They discussed the prop betting strategies required to conquer the 800+ prop bets that we’ll see out there in the market. Finally, the Pac-12 is a mess of a conference, but somebody has to emerge. Is it a one-bid league? Who is the team best positioned to make a nice run?
Jan 24, 2019
Picks & Predictions with Tony George – Super Bowl 53, NBA Injuries, SEC vs. Big 12 Challenge
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On the Thursday January 24 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Tony George from Doc’s Sports for the Picks & Predictions segment. Adam and Tony discussed Super Bowl 53 and the initial line movement, what injuries like the one suffered by Victor Oladipo mean in the NBA, and the SEC vs. Big 12 Challenge in college basketball. Early sharp movement seems to favor the Rams. Is that something that Tony agrees with? When will we see another wave of money? How is Tony organizing his prop betting strategies? On the NBA side, the Pacers are down a superstar. What does that mean in terms of adjustments? Will other Eastern Conference contenders smell blood? On the college basketball side, Kansas vs. Kentucky highlights the SEC vs. Big 12 Challenge. Adam and Tony discussed the teams involved and talked about how they stack up against each other.
Jan 24, 2019
Sports Wagering Talk with Bryan Leonard – Super Bowl LIII Patriots vs. Rams & Second Half CBB Betting
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On the Wednesday January 23 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 on Super Bowl LIII with a discussion of the early lines and how to organize your thoughts for betting the props market. They also touched on some second half college basketball betting strategies. Adam and Bryan discussed finding value in the props market with game and player props and talked about what stats and trends you want to consider when it comes to looking at those alternative ways of betting the Super Bowl.
Jan 23, 2019
Wednesday Wagering with Wes Reynolds – Super Bowl LIII, Farmers Insurance Open & Purdue vs. Ohio State
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On the Wednesday January 23 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Wes Reynolds, @WesReynolds1 on Twitter, for the Wednesday Wagering segment. The guys talked about Super Bowl LIII and prop betting, the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, and tonight’s Purdue vs. Ohio State matchup. With the Super Bowl, Adam and Wes discussed the initial line movement that we’ve seen and about some of the thought processes for the big game. They also touched on a strategy for tackling all of the prop bets that will be posted. The Farmers Insurance Open has a really strong field and Wes had a strong set of opinions with his picks. Finally, what’s the deal with Ohio State and why do they keep getting so much respect? Wes answered with his thoughts on tonight’s game vs. Purdue.
Jan 23, 2019
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.