The Bookies.com Podcast Episode 2: NFL Week 6, Joe Rexrode
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The Bookies.com Podcast is back for more to break down the week in sports gambling.
Director of North American content Gerry Ahern, NFL handicapper Adam Thompson and college sports handicapper Dan Kilbridge talk about the latest wagering trends on the gridiron, futures value picks and best bets for this weekend’s games.
They’re also joined by The Athletic columnist/Tennessee Titans beat writer Joe Rexrode to discuss the recent coronavirus outbreak and its impact. Rexrode shares his perspective on the Titans’ situation and what we can learn from it for future NFL bets, breaks down the Titans’ chances as a -3.5 favorite this week in Houston and much more. You can subscribe to The Bookies.com podcast through numerous outlets, including iTunes.
Here’s a detailed look at this week’s topics.
1:25 – 3:15: Adam discusses Dak Prescott’s season-ending injury and what it means for the Cowboys, who are 0-5 against the spread this season. Now Andy Dalton is in and they’re a +2.5-point home underdog against the Cardinals. You can bet the Cowboys-Cardinals at DraftKings.
3:15 – 7:15: The guys talk NFL road teams covering at a high clip this season. Adam considers a new handicapping strategy with adjustments made for lack of home-field advantage, beginning with the Eagles getting +7.5 Sunday as a home underdog against the Ravens. Bet Ravens-Eagles with FOX Bet.
7:15 – 10:30: Adam gives out his survivor pool pick of the week and shares his best bets on Texans (+3) at Titans and the over/under on Cardinals-Cowboys. Bet Texans-Titans at BetMGM.
11:45 – 15:45: Dan discusses lessons learned from the weekend, including two teams he won’t bet on or against for the rest of the season. The guys also talk about how crowd sizes are impacting games even with restrictions in place.
The guys break down national championship futures odds for college football – is there more value on Clemson or Ohio State right now? Dan also likes a few longshots way down the board. Bet NCAA National Championship Futures at FOX Bet.
19:15 – 21:15: Dan gives his best bets of the week and breaks down the matchups for Georgia at Alabama (-6) and Louisville at Notre Dame (-16.5). Bet Georgia-Alabama at Unibet.
21:15 – 25:15: Adam analyzes the MLB playoffs and how he’s betting the rest of the way. Dan gives another PGA Tour pick for the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas. Bet the CJ Cup at DraftKings.
25:15 – 33:15: The Athletic columnist and Tennessee Titans beat writer Joe Rexrode calls in to talk Tennessee’s coronavirus outbreak and what it means for the Titans’ chances. He also breaks down key takeaways from the Titans’ win over the Bills.
33:30 – 37:50: The guys talk about the impact a great punter or special teams player can have on a point spread and Mike Vrabel’s improved in-game decision making giving the Titans a better chance to cover. Lastly, Joe breaks down the Texans-Titans game and discusses the long-term outlook for NFL scheduling this season.