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Covering the Spread

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A sports-betting podcast that uses analytics to find edges across the sporting landscape. Hosted by Jim Sannes of numberFire and Dr. Ed Feng of The Power Rank. Part of the FanDuel Podcast Network.

A sports-betting podcast that uses analytics to find edges across the sporting landscape. Hosted by Jim Sannes of numberFire and Dr. Ed Feng of The Power Rank. Part of the FanDuel Podcast Network.
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United States

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FanDuel

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A sports-betting podcast that uses analytics to find edges across the sporting landscape. Hosted by Jim Sannes of numberFire and Dr. Ed Feng of The Power Rank. Part of the FanDuel Podcast Network.

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English


Episodes

NFL Week 2 Betting Preview With Joe Fortenbaugh

9/12/2019
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With Week 2 of the NFL season on the horizon, which teams should we be looking to bet? Joe Fortenbaugh of ESPN's Daily Wager and 95.7 The Game joins The Power Rank's Ed Feng and numberFire's JIm Sannes to break down his favorite bets of the week. Fortenbaugh breaks down the New York Jets' outlook without Sam Darnold, who has the edge in the NFC Championship Game rematch, and whether the New England Patriots can cover their massive spread against the Miami Dolphins.

Duration:00:45:02

College Football Week 3 Betting Preview

9/11/2019
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As we enter Week 3 of the 2019 college football season, we've finally got additional data on each team. How much should that alter our preseason expectations for each program? The Power Rank's Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes discuss this as Feng outlines his model's inputs entering Week 3. Then, the two break down some of the biggest games on the slate, including Iowa versus Iowa State, and weigh strategies for betting a number when you know the public will be betting the other direction.

Duration:00:52:53

NFL Week 1 Betting Preview With Donnie Seymour

9/6/2019
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Which bets stand out for Week 1 of the NFL season? Donnie Seymour of Right Wager and Sportsbook Review joins The Power Rank's Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to preview the action. Seymour discusses his early-season betting philosophy, his favorite markets to bet, and where he sees value on the board in Week 1. Then, Feng discusses the Atlanta Falcons' matchup with the Minnesota Vikings, and Sannes breaks down why the Jacksonville Jaguars' pace should go up in 2019.

Duration:00:43:44

College Football Week 2 Betting Preview With Drew Martin

9/4/2019
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Week 2 of college football features several high-profile games as LSU takes on Texas and Texas A&M heads to Death Valley to duel with Clemson. How should we view those games from a betting perspective? Drew Martin of Sports Memo and Sportsbook Review breaks down his thoughts on those two games while also discussing his personal betting process and why he finds value in betting smaller-conference schools. Then, The Power Rank's Ed Feng gives thoughts on Thursday night's opener between the...

Duration:00:52:14

Betting Against the Analytics With Teddy Covers

8/29/2019
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Betting markets in 2019 seem to be partly driven by analytics. How can we exploit those markets and find value in the NFL? Teddy "Covers" Sevransky joins The Power Rank's Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to discuss the method he uses to find edges, which teams that has led him to bet entering 2019, and why betting markets may not have reacted enough to Andrew Luck's retirement. Additionally, Feng runs through the Seattle Seahawks' outlook, and Sannes looks at whether the Baltimore Ravens...

Duration:00:48:32

College Football Week 1 Betting Preview With Edward Egros

8/26/2019
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With Week 1 of the 2019 college football season approaching fast, which bets stand out as being advantageous? Edward Egros of Fox Sports Southwest joins The Power Rank's Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to chat Utah versus BYU, Auburn versus Oregon, and Houston versus Oklahoma, along with his favorite bets of the week. Additionally, Feng and Sannes react to Andrew Luck's retirement and what it means for the rest of the AFC.

Duration:00:46:52

Accounting for Offseason Changes in NFL Betting With Rob Pizzola

8/22/2019
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With all the changeover across the NFL from one season from the next, it can be hard to keep up. How do we account for those changes when projecting how teams will perform in 2019? Rob Pizzola joins The Power Rank's Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to break down his process, player-based models, manually adjusting teams, and which teams he likes and dislikes entering the season. Then, Feng goes through the Oregon Ducks' tough schedule, and Sannes outlines the case for betting the over on...

Duration:00:56:22

U.S. Open and Tennis Betting With Whale Capper

8/19/2019
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With the 2019 U.S. Open just around the corner, what do we need to know about betting on tennis before the opening serve? The Deep Dive Podcast's Whale Capper joins The Power Rank's Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to discuss his tennis betting process. Whale runs through his favorite markets for tennis betting, what metrics he weighs into his model, and some players he's monitoring for both the men's and women's tournaments. Additionally, Feng runs through his outlook for the Green Bay...

Duration:00:58:44

NFL 2019 Division Winners With Keith Goldner

8/15/2019
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Which teams present us with betting value as we look at divisional odds across the NFL for 2019? Keith Goldner of numberFire and FanDuel joins The Power Rank's Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to break down what numberFire's analytics say about each division in comparison to the odds at FanDuel Sportsbook. Then, Feng outlines an area in which Patrick Mahomes could take a step back this year, and Sannes discusses a driver he likes to win Saturday night's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series...

Duration:00:38:23

College Football Championship and Playoff Futures With Bud Elliott

8/12/2019
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The Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide have won four straight college football championships. Can they do it again in 2019, or should we back another team to disrupt the dominance? Bud Elliott of SB Nation and Banner Society joins The Power Rank's Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to break down his thoughts on the 2019 championship landscape. Elliott discusses a couple teams with longer odds he's monitoring early in the season, Feng runs through why the Oakland Raiders could...

Duration:00:50:26

Betting Unders on 2019 NFL Win Totals With Gill Alexander

8/8/2019
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The start of the preseason is supposed to be a time of optimism. But which teams could fall short of expectations and hit the unders on their season win totals? Gill Alexander of VSIN joins The Power Rank's Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to break that down, discussing three teams whose win totals may not be low enough. Additionally, Alexander dissects whether anybody can push the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers to win the World Series, Feng breaks down why the Michigan Wolverines...

Duration:00:48:07

NFL Super Bowl Futures With Whale Capper

8/5/2019
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With the preseason starting in earnest this week, which teams are currently value bets to win Super Bowl LIV? Whale Capper -- host of The Deep Dive Podcast -- joins The Power Rank's Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to break down what his numbers say right now. Whale runs through how he decides when to place team futures bets, his favorites to emerge from both conferences, and whether the hype on the Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears has gotten out of hand. Then Feng discusses the 2019...

Duration:00:53:06

College Football Conference Odds and Win Totals

8/1/2019
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The Power Rank's Ed Feng breaks down what his models say about teams across the college football landscape entering 2019. Feng discusses several overrated teams based on their betting odds, whether Michigan can finally knock off Ohio State, and why Iowa State may be underrated. Then, numberFire's Jim Sannes discusses two drivers whose odds are too long entering Sunday's NASCAR race in Watkins Glen.

Duration:00:42:32

2019 Heisman Betting With Edward Egros

7/29/2019
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Trevor Lawrence and Tua Tagovailoa are the runaway favorites to win the 2019 Heisman Trophy. When betting on the award, should we bet one of those two or side with someone with longer odds? Edward Egros of Fox Sports Southwest joins The Power Rank's Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to break down the dilemma. Egros also chatted about players with longer odds (or no odds) he's monitoring, Feng offered a counterpoint to the optimism around the Indianapolis Colts' 2019 outlook, and Sannes...

Duration:00:41:41

NFL 2019 Win Totals With Evan Silva

7/26/2019
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Which teams' win totals may present value heading into 2019? Evan Silva of Establish the Run joins The Power Rank's Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to break down what Silva looks for when betting win totals, the outlook for the Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, and Los Angeles Rams, and where Silva sees inefficient lines for 2019. After that, Feng discusses the Nebraska Cornhuskers' prospects for improvement, and Sannes outlines why the Atlanta Falcons may be a good bet to make the...

Duration:00:38:58

NBA Futures and Championship Odds With Whale Capper

7/22/2019
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Following a busy free-agency period and several impactful trades, which NBA futures present us with the best betting value? Whale Capper of The Deep Dive podcast joins The Power Rank's Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to break down the outlook for the rebuilt Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, and Houston Rockets. Whale also discusses his process for betting NBA futures and why the Golden State Warriors could be a betting value along with two teams with more subtle changes who...

Duration:00:36:42

NFL Player Props and Projections With JJ Zachariason

7/18/2019
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In the debut episode of Covering the Spread, The Power Rank's Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes introduce the podcast and their vision behind the show. JJ Zachariason of numberFire and FanDuel joins the guys to discuss how he builds football projections, what he looks for in season-long prop bets, and some bets that stand out to him as presenting value for 2019. Finally, Ed discusses why the Minnesota Vikings should be on the radars of futures bettors, and Jim runs through Alex Bregman's...

Duration:00:47:42

Introduction

7/11/2019
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An introduction to Covering the Spread, the newest podcast in the FanDuel Podcast Network, hosted by Jim Sannes of numberFire and Dr. Ed Feng of The Power Rank. New episodes will go up twice weekly beginning Thursday, July 18th, as Jim and Ed talk to JJ Zachariason of numberFire and FanDuel about prop bets he likes for the 2019 NFL season.

Duration:00:01:36