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NFL Media analytics expert Cynthia Frelund and Matt “Money” Smith focus on the most compelling matchups and unique statistical information while projecting how players and teams will perform based on advanced analytics.

NFL Media analytics expert Cynthia Frelund and Matt “Money” Smith focus on the most compelling matchups and unique statistical information while projecting how players and teams will perform based on advanced analytics.
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NFL Media analytics expert Cynthia Frelund and Matt “Money” Smith focus on the most compelling matchups and unique statistical information while projecting how players and teams will perform based on advanced analytics.

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Episodes

Game Theory and Money Week 7 Predictions

10/17/2018
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Cynthia Frelund predicted 11 winners correctly from week 6, and she's ready to build on that momentum as we head into week 7. Chargers-Titans (4:18). Panthers-Eagles (6:35). Lions-Dolphins (11:05). Patriots-Bears (13:00). Vikings-Jets (17:22). Bills-Colts (21:35). Rams-49ers (23:47). Cardinals-Broncos (28:45). Saints-Ravens (31:10). Cowboys-Redskins (34:35). Browns-Buccaneers (38:02). Texans-Jaguars (44:50). Bengals-Chiefs (48:35). Falcons-Giants (50:45).

Duration:00:57:15

Game Theory and Money Week 6 Predictions

10/11/2018
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Cynthia Frelund had a double digit win total in week 5 when it came to giving you the correct winners, and she's primed to do even better in week 6 on the back of a number of picks that will surprise you! She runs 10 thousand simulations on every game. So who comes out on top between the Patriots and Chiefs? Does Cleveland pick up another win? It's the Game Theory and Money podcast, analytics at its finest!

Duration:00:57:15

Game Theory and Money Week 5 Projections

10/4/2018
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Which prevails? Jacksonville's staunch defense or Kansas City's high flying offense? Cynthia Frelund ran 10-thousand computer simulations on that game, as well as every other week 5 game!! See who came out the winner the most often when it was all said and done. It's the Game Theory and Money podcast, week 5 edition!

Duration:00:59:34

Game Theory and Money Week 4 Predictions

9/26/2018
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Cynthia Frelund faired very well in week 3 despite all sorts of major upsets. See what her 10,000 computer simulations on each week 4 game produced, what she has for 3 confidence picks this week (she's now 7 for 10 this season on confidence picks) and get to know Matt "Money" Smith on a very intimate level...it left Cynthia in tears, and will do the same to you! It's Game Theory and Money week 4 edition!

Duration:00:57:00

Game Theory and Money Week 3 Predictions

9/19/2018
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10,000 simulations on every single week 3 match-up! Dive into the Game Theory and Money podcast this week to see if the Browns can pull off their first win, which team seems like an absolute lock to walk away a winner, plus which game has the most potential to offer up some offensive fireworks. Join Matt "Money" Smith and analytics guru Cynthia Frelund as they make their was through a sea of numbers to provide you clarity for all of week 3's outcomes!

Duration:01:08:35

"Game Theory and Money" Week 2 Score Predictions

9/13/2018
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She told you the Vikings would win comfortably over the 49ers; she told you there would be tons of points scored in the Ravens-Bills game; she picked the correct winner in 13 of the 16 week 1 games in the NFL; and she got all 3 of her confidence picks correct. So what does Cynthia Frelund have in store for week 2? Join Cynthia and Matt "Money" Smith as we take you into the world of analytics to see what exactly will happen on the field this week. Predictions ahead!

Duration:01:08:34

Week 1 Predictions

9/6/2018
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Matt "Money" Smith and analytics expert Cynthia Frelund go through her computer simulations to reveal who will win each week 1 matchup in the NFL to kick off the 2018 season.

Duration:01:04:15

NBA Playoffs Edition: Stevens, Morey & Lacob

5/15/2018
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NFL Network Analytics Expert Cynthia Frelund sits down with Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens to talk about his use of analytics in coaching and his relationship with Bill Belichick and the Patriots (1:00). Also, from her visit to the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston, Cynthia speaks with Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey about James Harden's NFL comparison (16:25) and Warriors Assistant GM Kirk Lacob about the defining characteristics of the 2018 Golden State...

Duration:00:38:16

WNBA Legend Sue Bird, Top Prospect Talk, Under the Radar Returns

4/12/2018
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Cynthia Frelund and Matt “Money” Smith discuss the top prospects in the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft, including Penn State Running Back Saquon Barkley (5:10). Cynthia Frelund breaks down why she feels Florida State’s Derwin James is the best safety in the draft (10:40) and what his best landing spot is. Then, they deliberate over which teams can bounce back next season with some under the radar returns. Cynthia also talks about which untraditional stats she would like to see used on a larger...

Duration:00:49:30

Brad Stevens, Daryl Morey & Kirk Lacob

3/29/2018
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Cynthia Frelund and Matt "Money" Smith sit down to discuss the biggest free agency moves thus far, highlighting the Odell Beckham Jr. trade rumors, as well as the analytics angle on the Rams' newly bolstered defense and Alex Smith's potential impact on the Redskins' offensive stats (2:43). Then, Cynthia talks with Celtics head coach Brad Stevens about his use of analytics in coaching (24:44) and his relationship with Bill Belichick and the Patriots (35:31). Plus, from her visit to the Sloan...

Duration:01:07:39

Free Agency, A-Rod, Chris Cooley & Chad Pennington

3/15/2018
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Cynthia Frelund and Matt "Money" Smith sit down to discuss the latest free agency news, highlighting the major moves at the QB position: Cousins to the Vikings, Keenum to the Broncos and Tyrod Taylor to the Browns (10:11). Also, Cynthia reveals the two teams she believes have given themselves the best chance to improve based on her models (17:03), as well as some head scratching free agency moves made by the Dolphins and the Giants. Then, Cynthia sits down with Alex Rodriguez to discuss the...

Duration:01:13:26

2018 NFL Scouting Combine Special

3/1/2018
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The Game Theory and Money podcast is live from Indianapolis for the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine! Listen to this extra-long episode to hear interviews with New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles (22:00), Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff (33:00), and former Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook (47:00). Also, Cynthia Frelund and Matt "Money" Smith discuss...

Duration:01:01:59

Offseason Preview: Free Agent QBs

2/22/2018
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Where should Kirk Cousins sign? Which team is the best fit for him? Cynthia Frelund and Matt "Money" Smith do a deep-dive into this free agent class of QBs to find the best fits for Cousins and Tyrod Taylor, and maybe find new starting QBs for the Minnesota Vikings and Cleveland Browns in the process. Also, Cynthia interviews Beth Mowins from the Super Bowl!

Duration:00:55:55

Super Bowl LII Recap with Eagles HC Doug Pederson

2/8/2018
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Fresh off winning the Super Bowl, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson joined the podcast to talk about how analytics plays a part in his decision-making during a game. Also, Cynthia Frelund and Matt "Money" Smith recap the biggest plays of Super Bowl LII and make bold predictions for next NFL season.

Duration:00:37:28

Eagles vs. Patriots: Who is going to win Super Bowl LII?

2/1/2018
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Cynthia Frelund and Matt "Money" Smith are in Minnesota for Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots! In addition to previewing the game using Cynthia's predictive analytics, the crew sat down with Mike Daniels and Jalen Ramsey to get a look at the game from their perspectives.

Duration:01:02:39

What to look for in Super Bowl LII

1/25/2018
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Cynthia Frelund and Matt "Money" Smith are waiting to preview Super Bowl LII between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles until next week, but this week they broke down which players are most likely to win the MVP Award, which team will likely score first, who will have more turnovers, and even the coin toss odds for the big game in Minnesota.

Duration:00:43:51

NFL Conference Championship Preview with Jags punter Brad Nortman

1/18/2018
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Cynthia Frelund and Matt "Money" Smith take a look back at the dramatic Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs before previewing this weekend's Conference Championship games and chatting with Jaguars punter Brad Nortman.

Duration:01:05:32

NFL Divisional Playoffs with Chargers DB Casey Hayward

1/11/2018
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Cynthia Frelund and Matt "Money" Smith recap a fun NFL Wild Card Weekend, preview the four games in the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs this weekend, and chat with Los Angeles Chargers DB Casey Hayward. Listen to find out...

Duration:01:10:09

NFL Wildcard Weekend & Regular Season Awards!

1/4/2018
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Cynthia Frelund and Matt "Money" Smith recap their year of picking games, pitting Money's gut against Cynthia's predictive analytics model, and gloat about the Bills making it into the playoffs (Cynthia's prediction from October!) before previewing all four of this weekend's playoff games and handing out their own regular season awards. Listen and find out how the Falcons are responsible for Sean McVay turning around the Rams (21:20), what the Falcons' gameplan should be on Saturday...

Duration:01:02:41

NFL Week 17: Win or Go Home

12/28/2017
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Cynthia Frelund and Matt "Money" Smith break down every NFL playoff-clinching scenario (9:47), everything you need to know about seeding, and help the Jaguars pick an opponent for Wild Card weekend (1:55). Also, find out why Falcons Head Coach Dan Quinn likes Cynthia's shoes (39:09) and what's wrong with the 0-15 Cleveland Browns (45:55). All that and more in this episode of Game Theory and Money!

Duration:01:07:08