‘The NFL Handle’: NFL Week 2 Breakdown And Week 1 Reflections, Disappointments

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On The NFL Handle, Las Vegas-based sports talk voice Matt Perrault and veteran bookmaker Robert Walker of USBookmaking dive into select NFL games, line movements and bookmaker liabilities, plus greater sports betting topics and stories that may have nothing to do with football. Walker has seen it all behind the counter and Perrault the same from behind the microphone, so they’ll have you prepared for anything.

NFL Week 2, also known as “overreaction” or “adjustments” week, has arrived. In Week 2 we’ll see an AFC Championship rematch with the Patriots -1.5 at the Jaguars, the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles -3 at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — who just beat the Saints outright in New Orleans as a nearly 10-point dogs — and various other lines of interest. How will the Lions and Bills respond after their respective debacles?

Your comments are welcome at @sports_handle. (Link coming for iTunes listeners). Time codes for the episode follow below.


0:35: Reflections on Week 1, the excitement of the first kickoff and how the sportsbook fared.

1:35: “Automatic” plays — a viable strategy? Not all home dogs have the same bite.

7:17: Miami Dolphins +3 at New York Jets — a line that’s bounced around a bit. What should the line actually be and where might it go?

11:30: Los Angeles Chargers -7 at Buffalo Bills — typically it’s elite teams that open as 9 point favorites on the road. Bills rookie QB Josh Allen will start his first game for Buffalo, who will probably have the backing of the “pros.”

14:52: Detroit Lions +6.5 at San Francisco 49ers — both teams coming off disappointing (or extremely disappointing) performances. Line’s moved based on how bad the Lions looked. Early marriage trouble for Matt Patricia and Detroit.

21:00: Cleveland Browns +9  at New Orleans Saints —The Browns, off to their best start since 2004 (0-0-1), visit the Saints, who at least showed up offensively in their Week 1 defensive faceplant.

23:40: Arizona Cardinals +12.5 at Los Angeles Rams — Just how good are the Rams? So far they’re gobbling all the wagers.

26:53: A few words about environment and atmosphere — with a major hurricane, Florence, set to hit the East Coast.

29:10: New England Patriots -1.5 at Jacksonville Jaguars —An AFC Championship rematch.

33:25: New York Giants +3 at Dallas Cowboys — Cowboys are in trouble. Giants are the play.

35:30: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings (off the board): Aaron Rodgers, worth about 6 or 7 points, most likely will play.

38:30: Houston Texans -2 at Tennessee Titans — another quarterback injury question hangs over this AFC South contest with Marcus Mariota (elbow) not a lock to suit up.

41:00: Kansas City Chiefs -4 at Pittsburgh Steelers —  Are the Chiefs really good or the Steelers not so good? Highest total on the board in this game (52.5).

42:45: Indianapolis Colts +6 at Washington Redskins — Who’s willing to lay the six points?

42:50: Favorite play of the weekend! Or at least the most interesting and probably the biggest decision of the week. The defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles are (just) a 3-point favorite on the road against Tampa Bay? Also looking hard at Arizona and perhaps giving the Raiders a second chance.

48:40: Bonus bookmaking question about Canelo vs. GGG Part II and discussion of “open scoring” in boxing.

Have a profitable Week 2, folks. Follow Perrault on Twitter @sportstalkmatt and Walker @robertusfsports.

Thanks for listening and see you back next week, tell a friend, sign up for our newsletter and also check out our Cover City Podcast, featuring sports bettor Eric Rosenthal.

 

‘Cover City’: Week 1 Recap With Pro Bettor Christian Pina, Look at Week 2

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Sports Handle is pleased to present Cover City: A Pro and College Football Betting Podcast, hosted by Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports). Rosenthal is a professional sports bettor who focuses on NFL and college football. He has wagered more than $25 million in the last nine years, getting banned from many sportsbooks along the way.

NFL Week 1 is now the books but there’s a lot to absorb from what occurred. We’re seeing some interesting lines compared with the Week 2 lookahead lines.

Joining Rosenthal on Cover City to break it all down is Christian Pina (@ChristianPina), professional sports handicapper for Radar Sharp Edge. Host of Inside Vegas on the Sports Gambling Podcast Network and the Gambling Podcast content editor. Lots of insightful ground to cover in this episode. Time codes for the episode follow below.


0:00: Introduction of Christian Pina, his background, move to Las Vegas and putting his money where his mouth is.

5:00: What’s happening with the spread, how to read it and considering moneyline underdogs.

9:45: Review of Saints vs. Buccaneers — the biggest upset of the week. 

12:47: Pina’s 10-3-3 rule.

13:50: Potential Best Bet for Week 2.

15:00: Review of Cowboys vs. Panthers.

19:45: Review of Patriots vs. Texans.

21:25: Review of Chiefs vs. Chargers. 

27:45: Early look at a teaser for Week 2 

32:00: Christian, who has a DFS background, offers thoughts on capitalizing on the prop market.

43:00: Closing remarks from Pina.

Come back here Thursday for the full NFL Week 2 and a look at the Saturday college football slate. And follow us on Twitter at @ericeports and @sports_handle

 

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On the Roto Radar Podcast: NFL DFS, Prop and Game Pick Discussion

NFP is pleased to present the debut episode of On the RotoRadar. In partnership with RotoRadar, the podcast will dig deep into DFS advice with their experts as well as NFL best bets from professional sports bettor, Christian Pina. Pina will analyze which games are getting action and why, and provide opportunistic spots and angles including prop bets.

DFS analysts and experts include Cash Game Pro Analyst, OnceHarby went an amazing 18-3 last Season. GPP Pro Analyst, FadeToBlack has qualified for three FanDuel Live Finals. Handicapping Pro Analyst and @Ericsports

Time Stamps for Week 1 “On The RotoRadar” Podcast:

  • Intro to Week 1 – 0:00-5:00
  • Thrive Fantasy – 5:00-6:35
  • Game-by-game breakdown – 7:00-1:27:00
  • Cleveland Upset – 34:00
  • Christian’s Handicapping Lock of the Week – 37:00
  • Harby’s Favorite Running Back of Week 1 – 50:30
  • A “Chalky” Ravens Game – 53:40
  • An Unlikely Emerging Workhorse – 1:11:00
  • Why is no-one talking about this guy? – 1:17:00
  • Aaron Rodgers > Tom Brady – 1:22:00
  • Twitter Q & A with the listeners – 1:27:10
  • Final Thoughts on Week 1 – 1:34:00

 

 

 

Fanalytics Podcast 17: Nike and Colin Kaepernick

In Episode 17 economist Tom Smith and Mike Lewis analyze Nike’s decision to feature Colin Kaepernick in its “Just Do It” campaign. Is Nike pursuing the right branding strategy? Are they using Kaepernick to reposition the brand closer to Millennial and Generation Z sensibilities?

Emory University Marketing Professor Mike Lewis weighs in on sports analytics – the business side and the on-field side. What makes us different? An academic perspective. This podcast is going to be rigorous both in terms of theory and in terms of statistics.  If you enjoyed this episode of Fanalytics previous episodes can be found here.

Introducing ‘The NFL Handle’: An NFL Betting Podcast Featuring Robert Walker And Matt Perrault

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Sports Handle is pleased to present the debut episode of The NFL Handle. This NFL betting podcast pairs together Las Vegas-based sports talk voice Matt Perrault with veteran bookmaker Robert Walker, now of USBookmaking, formerly of Resorts World, MGM Mirage and “numerous other books that were glad to see me go,” he says on Twitter. Perrault is also host of Pushing The Odds on SB Nation Radio.

On the The NFL Handle, Perrault and Walker will dive into select NFL games, line movements and bookmaker liabilities, plus greater sports betting topics and stories that may have nothing to do with football. Walker has seen it all behind the counter and Perrault the same from behind the microphone, so they’ll have you prepared for anything.

Your comments are welcome at @sports_handle. (Link coming for iTunes listeners). Time codes for the episode follow below.



0:30: Introducing Walker and to a lesser extent, Perrault. Thoughts on a new era of sports betting in the U.S., potential federal involvement, and a welcome to the NFL season.

19:50: The NFL slate, beginning with Falcons +1 at Eagles (line has now moved to ATL -1 in some shops). On Nick Foles and the challenge of repeating as champion.

28:10: Jimmy G and the 49ers +6.5 at Vikings in Kirk Cousins’ debut in Minnesota.

32:57: Pittsburgh Steelers -4 at the Cleveland Browns of Hard Knocks.

40:30: New York Jets +6.5 at Detroit Lions (and a total that’s ticked down).

42:40: Los Angeles Rams -4 at Oakland Raiders.

49:10: Some final thoughts: Are certain games more attractive situationally? Not all home dogs are created equal.


Have a profitable Week 1, folks. Thanks for listening and see you back next week, tell a friend, sign up for our newsletter and also check out the Cover City Podcast, featuring sports bettor Eric Rosenthal.

 

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‘Cover City’: NFL Week 1 Picks, And Stories With @NotSportsCenter

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Sports Handle is pleased to present Cover City: A Pro and College Football Betting Podcast, hosted by Eric Rosenthal (@EricSports). Rosenthal is a professional sports bettor who focuses on NFL and college football. He has wagered more than $25 million in the last nine years, getting banned from many sportsbooks along the way.

New episodes of Cover City will be released during the NFL and college football seasons on Mondays and Thursdays. Monday shows will cover the preceding slate of games with takeaways and what to watch for going forward, with fun interviews with sports media/social figures mixed in; Thursday episodes will cover top games and picks for the upcoming college football Saturdays and NFL Sundays.

It’s NFL Week 1! The time to debate whether or not to wager on preseason games and ultimately do it, is over!  Time codes for the episode follow below. 

00:30: Interview with Will Applebee, sports bettor and lawyer-turned-@NOTSportsCenter guy.  (Also behind@JeopardySports, @SomeonesAnIdiot and more.)

04:30: Falcons at Eagles

06:30: Steelers at Browns

09:30: 49ers at Vikings

12:20: Bengals at Colts

13:30: Bills at Ravens

15:30: Jaguars at Giants

17:00: Buccaneers at Saints

18:05: Texans at Patriots

19:47: Titans at Dolphins

22:45: Storytime with Applebee: The time that Kevin McHale’s wife went off on Rockets in Twitter rant.

26:45: Chargers at Chiefs

31:45: Broncos at Seahawks

33:00: Cowboys at Panthers

35:00: Redskins at Cardinals

36:30: Another story with Applebee:  A whirlwind legal kerfuffle with ESPN.

43:20: Packers at Bears

47:45: Jets at Lions.

49:15: Rams at Raiders

52:00: USC at Stanford

53:00: Appalachian State at Charlotte.

54:30: Best Bests: Eric’s SuperContest selections.


Pro Football Doc Podcast – Episode 4

In Episode 4 of The Pro Football Doc Podcast, Dr. Chao talks with Alex Marvez who has covered the NFL as a writer since 1995. They talk about everything from Marvez’s tour of training camps to solutions for Preseason problems. Afterwards Dr. Chao goes position by position and talks about injury concerns at each of the major offensive positions.

Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProFootballDoc

Introducing ‘Cover City Podcast’: @EricSports Previews NFL With @OldTakesExposed

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Sports Handle is pleased to present the debut episode of Cover City: An NFL and NCAA Football Sports Betting Podcast, hosted by Eric Rosenthal (@EricSports). Rosenthal is a professional sports bettor who focuses on NFL and college football. He has wagered over $25 million over the past nine years, getting banned from many sportsbooks along the way.

For the debut episode of Cover City we are thrilled to have Fred Segal of @OldTakesExposed for the entire show. Segal talks NFL win totals and dishes about his favorite online scuffles, and talks about the interesting things he finds in his direct messages.

Cover City will air during the NFL and college football seasons on Mondays and Thursdays. Mondays shows will cover the preceding slate of games with takeaways and what to watch for going forward, with fun interviews with sports media/social figures mixed in; Thursday episodes it will deliver 100 percent on top game and picks for the upcoming college football Saturdays and NFL Sundays.

Next week we will provide additional listening options at iTunes and the cornucopia of other platforms that now exist.  Whether you’re listening at the gym or in the car (or on the can), we appreciate you tuning in and welcome feedback. Time codes for the episode follow below. 


1:45: “Freezing Cold Takes” (Fred Segal) talks about the origin of the account @OldTakesExposed, its purpose and where it’s going

7:10: Segal, a south Florida native, discusses his beloved Miami Dolphins, the upcoming season and their season win total (o/u 6.5)

12:00: Going in detail on the Green Bay Packers, Rosenthal’s favorite team and the team he knows best; some value on the NFC North props.

23:30: Elsewhere in the NFC North, looking at hype and win totals for the Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions.

26:43: Examining the AFC East, owned and operated by the New England Patriots.

28:40: Buffalo Bills win total (o/u 6), which may see rookie QB Josh Allen under center. And flagging a potential cold take for Segal himself.

29:40: New York Jets win total (o/u 6).

30:10: New England Patriots win total (o/u 11).

31:15: All aboard the hype train for Jets rookie QB Sam Darnold? And who are the best rookie quarterbacks in this draft class and rookie of the year candidates. How much does Josh Rosen play for the Arizona Cardinals?

36:00: A glimpse into @OldTakesExposed’s direct messages… from people all over the sports media industry — about their competitors. And some people who have “denounced” Segal. And the time that one sports media person  got completely ratioed.

41:40: Back to the NFL — whipping around more win totals. The Seattle Seahawks’ surprisingly low odds to win the Super Bowl and the Los Angeles Rams to win the division or make the playoffs.

44:48: The San Francisco 49ers o/u 8.5 wins and +170 to make playoffs — are they legit, can they make the playoffs?

46:30: The defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles (o/u 10.5) and whether they a contender to repeat.

49:00: The Dallas Cowboys are 15:1 to win the NFC and 3:1 to and the NFC East.  Whose division is it?

50:02: Turning it up to lightning round — heading over to the AFC South for the Indianapolis Colts and the Cover City Best Bet of the Podcast.

51:55: The NFC South — up for grabs between the Saints, Falcons and Panthers.

53:37: Over to the AFC West: “Talk me into the Broncos or Chiefs, please.”

56:06: Last up, the AFC North. Split opinions on Steelers and Ravens.

57:20: Some final thoughts with Fred, his writing and the coming @OldTakesExposed media empire.


Programming note reminder: The Cover City Podcast will air during the NFL and college football seasons on Mondays with a recap of the previous week and some interviews with various sports media/social figures, and on Thursdays with a betting preview and picks for that week’s NFL and CFB slates.

Follow us on Twitter at @EricSports and @sports_handleAnd for more on the man behind @OldTakesExposed:

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The Prop Stop Podcast – Episode #1 – Introduction

The Prop Stop Podcast finds some of the best value props each week in the NFL and College Football. It’s your guide to help cut through the clutter and find the best bets possible. This episode is just a short introduction then gets right into NFL passing yards, college football win totals and a longshot pick.

This week’s value picks from williamhill.us:

NFL 2018 Most Passing Yards
1) Wentz (18/1)
2) Ryan (12/1)
3) Brady (4/1) (maybe)

College FB Win Totals
UCLA OVER 5 (-170)

LONGSHOT SPECIAL
Virginia to Win ACC (200/1)

Follow The Prop Stop on Twitter