The Bookies.com Podcast Episode 7: NFL Week 11, NCAA & Michigan
The Bookies.com Podcast returns after a wild week of NFL finishes and college football shake-up.
Director of North American content Gerry Ahern, NFL handicapper Adam Thompson and college sports handicapper Dan Kilbridge are joined by Gambling.com colleague Bryce Derouin to break down all the point spreads and key storylines entering the weekend.
The guys talk NFL games to watch, MVP betting, college football futures and playoff odds, a timeline for mobile sports betting in Michigan and much more.
Here’s a detailed look at this week’s topics.
1:30-3:30: Adam recaps two crazy NFL gambling finishes from Week 10, with Nick Chubb running out of bounds at the 1-yard line to squander a Browns cover at -3.5 in the 10-7 win over the Houston Texans, as well as the “Hail Murray” comeback win and cover for the Arizona Cardinals in a last-second victory over the Buffalo Bills.
7:15-10:45: Adam talks MVP candidates as Patrick Mahomes is now favored at +180. Favorite Russell Wilson moved back to +225 while Aaron Rodgers is third at +300. He also shares a few longshot picks – as in +25000 longshots – who could soon enter the conversation. Check out the latest NFL MVP odds here.
10:45-12:30: Adam talks about his favorite games of the week in terms of Best Bets. He’s got his eye on Falcons at Saints (-5) as New Orleans moves forward without Drew Brees. Adam is also playing close attention to Patriots (-2) at Texans and Steelers (-10) at Jaguars. Bet on the NFL with Unibet.
12:30-16:30: – Bryce Derouin joins the podcast from Packers territory in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Bryce breaks down an unusual game in which the Packers are underdogs at +2 for Sunday’s game against the Colts in Indianapolis.
16:30-20:30:Bryce explains the latest shutdowns around Michigan and the ramifications in terms of sports gambling., with all major commercial casinos shutting down for a few weeks again – sportsbooks included. The guys also discuss the need for mobile sports betting apps ASAP and look at potential timetables for when they could become operational in Michigan.
20:30–24:30: Dan is on an 8-0 run coming off another perfect college football Best Bets weekend. He talks Florida’s national championship odds and chances to upset Alabama in a potential SEC title game matchup. The guys also discuss an impressive performance from Wisconsin and the odds Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh will be the next coach fired. You can bet college football with DraftKings.
24:30-30:00: Dan breaks down two massive Big Ten games Saturday in a conference race that’s still up for grabs. No. 9 Indiana is a +20.5 underdog at No. 3 Ohio State while No. 10 Wisconsin is a -7.5 favorite at No. 19 Northwestern. Bet on the Big Ten with Unibet.
30:00–33:30: Dan discusses the mid-major teams still in the College Football Playoff hunt, including BYU and Cincinnati both at +8000 to win the national championship and BYU +900 to make the CFP. He also has his eye on the Wisconsin-Northwestern over/under at 44.5 and Cincinnati -5.5 at UCF.