The Bookies.com Podcast Episode 13: CFP Semis, NFL Week 17
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The Bookies.com Podcast is back to ring in the new year and get a head start on all things sports betting in 2021.
NFL handicapper Adam Thompson and college sports handicapper Dan Kilbridge charge into January by breaking down the College Football Playoff Semifinal action and Heisman Trophy futures betting race. They also get into NFL Week 17 point spreads and playoff implications while discussing all the challenges this week in figuring out which stars are sitting and which teams are quitting.
Adam and Dan also get a quick touch on the MLB futures market with the San Diego Padres making huge pitching moves this week.
Here’s a detailed look at this week’s topics.
1:20–5:25: Dan and Adam quickly go over key MLB futures developments, with the San Diego Padres moving up to +900 for World Series odds having just acquired ace pitchers Blake Snell and Yu Darvish. They’re now No. 3 on the 2021 World Series betting board behind only the Dodgers (+450) and Yankees (+550). You can bet on MLB futures with FOX Bet.
5:25-10:50: The guys go over a crazy point spread swing for Florida vs. Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl, as well as the overall betting impact of opt-outs and the motivation factor in bowl games.
10:50-23:00: Dan previews the upcoming College Football Playoff matchups as Alabama (-20) takes on Notre Dame and Clemson (-7.5) takes on Ohio State in a semifinal rematch. Bet on the College Football Playoff with DraftKings.
23:00-25:35: The guys quickly talk Heisman Trophy futures betting with DeVonta Smith an even bigger favorite (-230) after winning AP Player of the Year.
25:35-32:00: Adam runs through his favorite NFL point spreads and breaks down the unique challenges with wagering on Week 17. Bet on the NFL with Unibet.
32:00-38:00: The guys go over remaining NFL division winner odds with Washington (-132) and the Cowboys (+225) battling it out for the NFC East and the Titans (-400) one win away from stopping the Colts (+300) and securing the AFC South.