The Bookies.com Podcast Episode 3: NFL Week 7, Big Ten & UFC 254
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The Bookies.com Podcast is back and Big Ten football is finally on the board as the conference returns this week for a shortened eight-game season.
Director of North American content Gerry Ahern, NFL handicapper Adam Thompson and college sports handicapper Dan Kilbridge talk Week 7 NFL point spreads and best bets, World Series action, college football locks of the week and best bets/props for UFC 254, which features undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov taking on Justin Gaethje for the lightweight championship belt in the main event.
The guys also welcome Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch to break down the start of the Big Ten season. Couch looks at his favorite bets for opening week, identifies the most overrated and underrated teams going into the season and breaks down his conference championship futures betting strategy.
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Here’s a detailed look at this week’s topics:
1:25-4:00: Adam explains a major NFL betting trend that’s still holding solid through six weeks and takes a look at intriguing points spreads for the week, including a breakdown of Panthers vs. Saints (-7.5). You can bet the NFL at DraftKings ➜.
4:00-8:40: Adam provides his NFL locks of the week and dissects key matchups including Jaguars vs. Chargers (-7.5), Packers (-3.5) vs. Texans and 49ers vs. Patriots (-2). Check out all our NFL expert picks.
8:40-12:50: Dan takes a quick look back at Alabama’s statement win over Georgia and what it means for the national championship futures betting picture. He also welcomes the Big Ten back with a few betting strategies and things to watch for. Bet NCAA National Championship Futures at FOX Bet ➜.
12:50-14:00: Dan provides his locks of the week and has his eye on a few matchups, including Virginia Tech (-9) vs. Wake Forest and Florida State vs. Louisville (-4.5). Check out all of our expert college football picks.
14:00-23:25: The guys look beyond the gridiron with Adam eyeing the World Series matchup between the Rays and the Dodgers, and how he’s going to bet it the rest of the way. Dan breaks down the main event for UFC 254 and how he’s wagering Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje. Bet on the World Series and the UFC at BetMGM ➜.
23:25-37:30: Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch joins the action with a blitz of Big Ten info. The guys look at Iowa (-3.5) vs. Purdue, teams that are undervalued or overvalued going into the season, and Big Ten championship futures betting odds. Bet on Big Ten futures at FOX Bet ➜.
37:30-48:14: The guys discuss huge point spreads, including an epic Ohio State-Rutgers line from last season and Clemson giving 46 points this week against Syracuse. They also break down conference matchups in Wisconsin (-19.5) vs. Illinois and Maryland vs. Northwestern (-11). Bet on Saturday’s Big Ten action at Unibet ➜.