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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 7 Betting Preview With Gill Alexander

10/17/2019
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Week 7 features a pair of tight divisional battles between two contending teams. How should we be looking to bet those contests? Gill Alexander of VSiN joins The Power Rank's Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to break down Week 7, discussing his lean on three of the biggest games and his level of concern around the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams. Alexander also discusses his outlook for the Washington Nationals in the World Series and how he'd be betting the series depending on...

Duration:00:47:11

College Football Week 8 Betting Preview With Edward Egros

10/16/2019
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With several big games on tap, which bets should we be looking to make for Week 8 across college football? Edward Egros of TVG's More Ways to Win and Vokal joins The Power Rank's Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to break down his leans on three big games, how long SMU can keep its hot streak rolling, and which stats he focuses on when trying to find betting value.

Duration:00:48:14

NFL Week 6 Betting Preview With Rob Pizzola

10/10/2019
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Week 6 features plenty of intriguing games across the NFL. How should we bet the lines and totals in those contests? Rob Pizzola joins The Power Rank's Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to break down how he's betting those big games, how his player-based model better helps him account for in-season injuries, and much more.

Duration:00:43:38

College Football Week 7 Betting Preview With Bud Elliott

10/9/2019
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​How should we bet the top games across college football in Week 7? Banner Society's Bud Elliott joins The Power Rank's Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to break down the slate, discussing his leans on some of the top games and what he looks for in trying to identify inefficient lines early in the week.

Duration:00:45:50

NFL Week 5 Betting Preview With JJ Zachariason

10/3/2019
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Which bets stand out across the NFL in Week 5? JJ Zachariason of numberFire and FanDuel joins The Power Rank's Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to break down how he projects players in-season from a prop-betting perspective, where to spot teams and players due for regression, and his lean on three of the biggest games on the Week 5 slate.

Duration:00:42:54

College Football Week 6 Betting Preview With Eli Hershkovich

10/1/2019
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Week 6 will be a pivotal one for college football with several key conference games on tap. How should we be looking to bet them? Eli Hershkovich of You Better You Bet joins The Power Rank's Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to preview Auburn versus Florida, Michigan versus Iowa, and Ohio State versus Michigan State.

Duration:00:46:18

NFL Week 4 Betting Preview With Whale Capper

9/26/2019
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With coaching tendencies beginning to emerge across the NFL, how can we account for those within our betting process? Whale Capper of The Deep Dive Podcast joins The Power Rank's Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to break down trends he has noticed early in 2019, how the flukiness of early-season schedules can lead to advantageous numbers, and his read on three of the week's biggest games.

Duration:00:53:38

College Football Week 5 Betting Preview With Dr. Eric Eager

9/25/2019
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Which bets stand out in Week 5 for college football? Pro Football Focus' Dr. Eric Eager joins The Power Rank's Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to break down his thoughts on the slate, whether Ohio State can cover on the road against Nebraska, and his impressions on Trevor Lawrence's rocky start to the season.

Duration:00:46:43

NFL Week 3 Betting Preview With Brett Collson

9/19/2019
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With major changes at quarterback entering Week 3, how should we shift the way we view the new-look teams? Brett Collson, managing editor of TheLines.com, joins The Power Rank's Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to break down his thoughts on the quarterback turnover, whether the massive favorites in Week 3 can cover, and which side he's backing in three of the biggest games of the week.

Duration:00:40:30

College Football Week 4 Betting Preview With Kelly Stewart

9/18/2019
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Saturday's college football slate is a juicy one, featuring three games between ranked opponents. Can we find any value in the betting lines for those games? Kelly Stewart of Bleacher Report's Betting Show and Wager Talk joins The Power Rank's Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to preview the action, discussing her betting philosophy along with her thoughts on Michigan versus Wisconsin, Auburn versus Texas A&M, and Notre Dame versus Georgia.

Duration:00:49:33

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