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The Bookies.com Podcast Episode 12: NBA Christmas, NFL Week 16

The Bookies.com Podcast Episode 12: NBA Christmas, NFL Week 16
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The Bookies.com Podcast charges into the holiday season as the NBA tips off and college football/NFL approaches playoff time.

NFL handicapper Adam Thompson and college sports handicapper Dan Kilbridge are joined by Bookies.com NBA expert and veteran hoops journalist Mark Strotman for a betting-focused season preview. The guys get into the point spreads for a loaded Christmas Day schedule and discuss key trends and picks for the major future bets.

Dan and Adam also touch on Week 16 NFL point spreads and games to watch, Heisman odds and opening lines for Notre Dame-Alabama and Ohio State-Clemson in the College Football Playoff.

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Here’s a detailed look at this week’s topics.

1:45-10:08: The guys react to NBA opening night with the Nets (-7.5) destroying the Warriors and the Clippers (+2) spoiling the Lakers’ season opener. They then break down a loaded Christmas Day slate with big games including Pelicans at Heat (-5.5), Nets (-2) at Celtics and Mavericks at Lakers (-7). You can bet on the NBA with DraftKings .

10:08-17:30: Mark, Adam and Dan get into NBA futures bets and take stock of current NBA MVP odds with Luka Doncic (+400), Giannis Antetokounmpo (+900), Steph Curry (+800), Anthony Davis (+900) and LeBron James (+900) currently atop the board.

17:30-23:00: Rolling through more futures picks, Mark breaks down several key NBA Coach of the Year trends as the guys make their picks for 2020-21.

23:00-37:25: The guys move on to odds and picks for NBA Sixth Man of the Year and Most Improved Player. Bet on the NBA futures with FOX Bet .

37:25-42:40: Adam and Dan move on to football and NFL MVP odds, with Patrick Mahomes currently favored at -400 and Aaron Rodgers second at +400.

42:40-45:40: Adam talks about his favorite Week 16 NFL point spreads including Vikings at Saints (-7), Dolphins (-3) at Raiders and Rams at Seahawks (-1.5). Bet on the NFL with Unibet .

45:45-55:45: Dan breaks down a wild finish in the Heisman Trophy futures betting race, with Alabama wideout DeVonta Smith now favored at -200. He also talks early impressions from College Football Playoff opening lines with Alabama a -19.5 favorite over Notre Dame and Clemson favored by -7.5 over Ohio State.

About the Author

Dan Kilbridge for Bookies.com
Dan Kilbridge
Handicapper Dan Kilbridge writes about college football, MLB and other sports for Bookies.com after spending three years covering Tiger Woods’ comeback and the PGA for Golfweek.