Covering the Spread

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A sports-betting podcast that uses analytics to find edges across the sporting landscape.

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NFL Week 5 Betting Preview With John Sheeran

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There have been key differences between the 2021 NFL season and 2020 from a betting perspective. How have sportsbooks reacted to new data without going too far? FanDuel Sportsbook's Director of Trading, John Sheeran, joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to discuss that before outlining Week 5's biggest NFL games from a bookmaker's view.

College Football Week 6 Betting Preview With Edward Egros

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The Week 6 college football slate features big games across the SEC, Big 10, and Big 12. How should we bet all those marquee matchups? Edward Egros of TVG's More Ways to Win joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to preview the slate, outlining his view of Penn State versus Iowa, Georgia versus Auburn, Oklahoma versus Texas, and much more.

NFL Week 4 Betting Preview With Andy Molitor

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Week 4's NFL slate features several key divisional games in addition to Tom Brady's reunion with the New England Patriots. Where can we find betting value in those games? Andy Molitor of Betsperts joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to preview those games, outlining where he's seeing value there and discussing his favorite bets across the rest of this weekend's action.

College Football Week 5 Betting Preview With Ryan McCrystal

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Saturday's college football slate involves four high-profile matchups between undefeated teams. Where can we find betting value in those games? Ryan McCrystal of Sharp Football Analysis joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to preview those big games and outline his favorite bets across them before running through other bets he likes for Week 5.

NFL Week 3 Betting Preview With Ariel Epstein

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Week 3 features a massive divisional showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers plus a battle of NFC heavyweights with the Los Angeles Rams hosting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. How should we bet those games? Ariel Epstein of Sports Grid joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to discuss her read on those games, other games she likes in Week 3, and her process behind better both offensive and defensive player props.

College Football Week 4 Betting Preview With Pamela Maldonado

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The Week 4 college football slate features a pair of neutral-site games between big-time programs. How should we bet those games and others? Pamela Maldonado of Yahoo joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to preview Notre Dame versus Wisconsin and Texas A&M versus Arkansas, discuss which early-season data we can trust, and pinpoint other value spots she sees on the board.

NFL Week 2 Betting Preview With Donnie Seymour

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Week 1 gave us a glimpse at each team in their current state and how the league landscape will look this year. What are the takeaways from that opening week, and what does it mean for betting Week 2? Donnie Seymour of Sports Grid joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to discuss his Week 1 takeaways, the outlook for teams that surprised in the opener, and his favorite bets to make across the entire Week 2 slate.

NFL Week 1 Betting Preview With Dr. Eric Eager

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The NFL season kicks off Thursday night with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosting the Dallas Cowboys. How should we bet that game, and where is the best value across the rest of Week 1? Dr. Eric Eager of Pro Football Focus joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to discuss his view of Bucs versus Cowboys along with his favorite bets for Sunday's games. Dr. Eager also briefly discusses his favorite college football bets for Week 2.

College Football Week 1 Betting Preview With Ben Stevens

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Week 1 is a unique beast for college football given all the year-over-year turnover at each program. What are keys in our research to account for this? Ben Stevens of Sports Grid joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to discuss his process for Week 1, his outlook for Georgia versus Clemson, and where he sees the best value across all games this weekend.

Super Bowl LVI Futures Betting With Nick Kostos

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The Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the heavy favorites to win Super Bowl LVI followed their meeting in the big game last year. Is there any lingering value in those two teams, or should we look to bet someone else? Nick Kostos of You Better You Bet joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to discuss his favorite Super Bowl outrights, how many teams can realistically win it all in 2021, and any key takeaways from the first two weeks of the preseason.

Betting 2021 NFL Win Totals With Edward Egros

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With the NFL season just a month a way, now's our last chance to snag any win totals we like. Is there any lingering value we can grab? Edward Egros of the Odds and Eds Podcast joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to discuss his process for betting win totals, how much value he needs to justify locking up bankroll that long, and his favorite win totals on the board at FanDuel Sportsbook.

College Football 2021 Futures Betting With Drew Martin

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Betting the college football futures market can be daunting given all the year-over-year turnover at each program. What are keys to accounting for these changes entering 2021? Drew Martin of Wager Talk and Sports Grid joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to talk about his offseason research process, how many teams can realistically win the national championship, and his favorite futures bets at FanDuel Sportsbook.

Betting 2021 NFL Divisional Winners With Erin Dolan

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With the 2021 NFL preseason set to begin, now is the final push to bet futures before the regular season begins. Where can we find value in the divisional outright markets? Erin Dolan of FanDuel joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to discuss her read on the league's tightest divisions and where she sees the most value in the futures market.

Betting 2021 NFL Player Props With JJ Zachariason

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The 2021 NFL season presents a unique challenge with an extra week of games for each team. How does that alter our process when building projections and betting player props? numberFire and FanDuel Editor in Chief JJ Zachariason joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to discuss his projection-building process, teams that could deviate from expectations, and his favorite player props for this year.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Betting Preview With Drew Dinsick

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With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics now starting, we have a heaping of new sports to bet. What do we need to know before diving into those markets? Drew Dinsick of the Bet the Edge podcast joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to preview the games, discussing his read on the medals market, where to find data for individual sports, and where we can find value in men's and women's swimming.

The Open Championship Betting Preview With Brandon Gdula

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Golf's final major of 2021 is set for this week with The Open Championship teeing off at Royal St. George's Golf Club. Where can we find betting value for the event? numberFire's Brandon Gdula joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to preview The Open, discussing what to expect from Royal St. George's, which outrights he's eyeing, and non-outright markets that present the biggest edges.

Euro 2020 Final Betting Preview With Edward Egros

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England and Italy will square off Sunday in the Euro 2020 final. Who should we bet to win the match? Edward Egros of the Odds and Eds Podcast joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to preview the match, outlining his thoughts on the moneyline and some alternate markets. Egros also discussed his thoughts on Game 3 of the NBA Finals and whether there's any value in the series prices for the Suns or the Bucks.

Euro 2020 Quarterfinals Betting Preview With Alex Heinert

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With the Euro 2020 quarterfinals starting on Friday, where can we find betting value in those matches and the futures market? Alex Heinert of numberFire joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to preview the round, discussing his read on each match, which team he thinks should be favored to win the championship, and other futures markets with lingering value.

Betting Impact of the Kawhi Leonard and Chris Paul Absences With Coach Nick

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The news that Kawhi Leonard would miss time due to a knee injury while Chris Paul was placed in the health and safety protocols shook up the NBA playoff picture Wednesday. How does that impact the Los Angeles Clippers' series with the Utah Jazz and the Western Conference playoffs? Coach Nick of Basketball Breakdown joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to discuss the absences of both Leonard and Paul, what it means for the Western Conference, and his read on both Eastern Conference playoff series.

Betting the Second Round of the NBA Playoffs With Hakeem Profit

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With each series in the NBA playoffs' second round now underway, what can we learn from the opening couple games? Hakeem Profit of Profit Picks, Wager Talk, and Pub Sports Radio joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to discuss his early takeaways from each series, his thoughts on the series prices, and keys to betting the WNBA for those looking to do so for the first time.

NBA and NHL Playoff Betting Plus the Belmont Stakes With John Sheeran

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With the NBA and NHL playoffs hosting fans, it has altered the way bookmakers have to set the lines. What was the process behind accounting for fans like for sportsbooks? John Sheeran, the Director of Trading for FanDuel Sportsbook, joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to outline this process and where those futures markets currently lie. Sheeran also discussed his thoughts on this weekend's Belmont Stakes.

Hockey Betting Models and the NHL Playoffs With Dom Luszczyszyn

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What are the keys to building a profitable NHL betting model? And how do we have to tweak that model when betting the playoffs? Dom Luszczyszyn of The Athletic joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to discuss this, outlining why his model is player-based, the nuts and bolts behind the model, his view of the NHL playoffs entering Wednesday's action, and whether there's still value on the Colorado Avalanche to win the Stanley Cup.

PGA Championship Betting Preview With Colin Davy

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The PGA is set to tee off its second major of the season on Thursday with the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Who should we bet to claim the crown? Golf analyst Colin Davy joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to preview the event, discussing how he expects the course to play, his favorite outrights on the board, and where we can find value in the alternate markets.

Final NBA Futures Bets Before the Playoffs With Drew Dinsick

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The NBA playoffs are just around the corner, representing a major inflection point in betting NBA futures. Where can we find some lingering value before the regular season comes to an end? Drew Dinsick of NBC Sports Edge joins the Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to discuss his view of the futures market, which teams he sees snagging the final playoff spots, and where we can find value in betting conference and championship winners.

Biggest NFL Offseason Improvements With Kevin Cole

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Now that most NFL rosters are largely finalized for 2021, which teams have made the biggest improvements during the offseason? Kevin Cole of Pro Football Focus and the Unexpected Points podcast joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to break that down, discussing which teams are primed for a leap next year, whether betting markets are fully accounting for those changes, and what we can take away from last week's NFL draft.

2021 Kentucky Derby Betting Preview With Megan Devine

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With the Kentucky Derby coming up on Saturday, where can we find the best betting value? Megan Devine of TVG and the Horse Racing Happy Hour podcast joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to preview the derby, discussing how this year's derby differs from last year's, whether we should bet Essential Quality as the favorite, and which other horses she thinks could contend at Churchill Downs.

Weighing Evaluation Versus Reporting When Betting the NFL Draft With Dr. Eric Eager

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What's the proper blend of individual evaluation and reported information when trying to bet the NFL draft? Dr. Eric Eager of Pro Football Focus joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to discuss this dynamic, how it relates to picks at the top end of the 2021 draft, and where we can find lingering value in the final week before the first round.

NFL Draft Prop Betting With Matthew Freedman

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With the NFL draft just around the corner, how can we decipher what information is legit and what is a smokescreen? Matthew Freedman of The Action Network joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to discuss that in relation to betting props for the draft. Freedman outlines his prop-betting process, his read on the third overall pick, and where he sees value at FanDuel Sportsbook.

The Masters Betting Preview With Brandon Gdula

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With The 2021 Masters Tournament set to tee off Thursday, which golfers stand out from a betting perspective? numberFire's Brandon Gdula joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to preview the event, discussing which types of golfers tend to excel at Augusta National, how to judge whether a golfer's recent form is legitimate, and his favorite bets based on the odds at FanDuel Sportsbook.

Men's Final Four Betting Preview With Adam Stanco

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With the final four of the 2021 men's college basketball tournament now set, where can we find betting value in each game? Adam Stanco of the Rejecting the Screen podcast joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to preview Houston versus Baylor and UCLA versus Gonzaga and outline his favorite bets of the weekend. Stanco also discusses implications of the NBA trade deadline and two high-profile injuries on the futures market.

Men's Sweet 16 Betting Preview With Drew Martin

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The Sweet 16 of the 2021 men's college basketball tournament tips off on Saturday. Which bets should we lock in for the tournament's second round? Drew Martin of Sports Memo joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to preview the Sweet 16, discussing his favorite bets for the individual games and which futures bets he's locking in before Saturday's games.

NHL Modeling and Futures Betting With Rob Pizzola

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What are key metrics and data to know when looking to build a betting model for the NHL? Rob Pizzola of the Circles Off podcast joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to discuss how he built his NHL model, how NHL modeling differs from other sports, and his view of the futures market as the NHL playoffs approach.

2021 NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament Picks and Strategies

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With the bracket set for the 2021 NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament, which teams should we pencil in to win it all? numberFire's Jim Sannes is joined by The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng, SportsGrid's Erin Dolan, and numberFire's Bennett Corcoran to preview the tournament as the analysts give their read on the field, how they're handling Gonzaga as the favorite, what strategies they're looking to deploy, and upsets they're eyeing early on. This episode originally aired on the numberFire Daily Fantasy feed.

Men's College Basketball Conference Tournament Betting With Edward Egros

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The madness ramps up this weekend with the men's college basketball major conference tournaments getting underway. Where can we find betting value within the conference outrights? Edward Egros of the Odds and Eds podcast joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to preview the week, detailing his read on the biggest conference tournaments and where he sees value based on the odds at FanDuel Sportsbook.

Mid-Major Men's College Basketball Conference Tournament Betting With Andy Molitor

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With the mid-major men's college basketball conference tournament season officially underway, which teams can provide us with value in the betting markets? Andy Molitor, the Director of Content for BETSPERTS, joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to preview the tourneys, discussing which teams could be primed to make a surprise run and how he's altering his approach to conference tournaments with the altered landscape in 2021.