The Bookies.com Podcast Episode 11: NFL, NCAA & James Edwards III
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The Bookies.com Podcast is back and ready to close out 2020 in style with a loaded gambling schedule over the next two weeks.
NFL handicapper Adam Thompson and college sports handicapper Dan Kilbridge talk college football conference championship week and break down the ACC, SEC and Big Ten title game point spreads. They also get into NFL division winners bets in the AFC South and NFC West and check in on the Week 15 NFL point spreads.
The Athletic Detroit Pistons beat writer and NBA expert James Edwards III also joins the show to weigh in on the Giannis Antetokounmpo contract extension with the Milwaukee Bucks, how COVID-19 will impact betting this NBA season and much more.
Here’s a detailed look at this week’s topics:
1:50-7:35: Adam and Dan talk SEC title game between Florida and Alabama (-17) coming off the Gators’ stunning loss to LSU, with the Tide looking to lock up the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff. You can bet college football with DraftKings.
7:35-13:05: The guys move on to the ACC Championship in Charlotte, where Clemson is a -10.5 favorite over Notre Dame despite losing to the Irish earlier this season. They also break down various College Football Playoff scenarios based on the SEC/ACC title game results.
13:05-17:03: Dan breaks down the Big Ten Championship game with Northwestern getting ready to face Ohio State (-21).
17:03-23:05: Adam gets into the NFL Playoff picture and division futures betting odds. The Titans are still favored to win the AFC South at -155 with three games left in the regular season, while the Colts are still alive and getting +127 odds. In the NFC West, the Rams are the favorite at -200 and the second-place Seahawks are +175. Bet on the NFL at FOX Bet.
23:05-28:10: Adam checks in at 56% for NFL picks this season. He has his eye on a few games this week including Texans at Colts (-7.5), Buccaneers at Falcons (+5.5) and Browns at Giants (+4.5).
28:10-33:45: The Athletic Detroit Pistons beat writer and NBA Expert James Edwards III joins the podcast and immediately gets into the Giannis Antetokounmpo contract extension and Milwaukee Bucks NBA futures odds. Bet on NBA futures with Unibet.
33:45-40:00: James breaks down how COVID-19 restrictions and no Orlando bubble could impact NBA betting in the 2020-21 season.
40:00-45:00: The guys talk about time-honored NBA gambling traditions like cards and dominoes in the locker room and commissioner Adam Silver’s embrace of legal sports gambling years in advance.
45:00-53:00: James talks NBA futures bets and breaks down a few of his longshot picks to contend for a division title or make the NBA Finals.