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A decade ago, Ed Feng was just a curious sports fan who wanted to win his bracket in March. He enjoyed books like Moneyball and Basketball on Paper but never put the ideas to use for winning a pool. That changed in 2008. After reading an academic paper on Google’s technology, Ed was inspired to apply his Stanford Ph.D. to the ranking of sports teams. From 2002 through 2018, his pre-tournament numbers predicted the winner of 71.2% of March Madness games (792-320). In this ten part podcast ser ...
 
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Fabian Sommer, a football analyst who uses analytics and data in his handicapping, joins the show to discuss the NFL Divisional Playoffs. First, he describes the variety of metrics he uses in evaluating match ups in NFL games. He also discusses closing line value and the curious case of Philadelphia. Then he breaks down the NFL Divisional Playoffs,…
 
John Sheeran, the Director of Trading at FanDuel Sportsbook, joins the show to discuss the NFL. First, John discusses the Chargers vs Raiders game that could have ended in a tie and how FanDuel uses an analytics based model to help set the market. Then, John breaks down these Wild Card games: Las Vegas at Cincinnati New England at Buffalo San Franc…
 
Host Rob Cressy welcomes Ed Feng, founder of The Power Rank, to recap NFL action and get set for Week 17. Rob and Ed discuss: - The impact COVID-19 has had on NFL betting in recent weeks. - The Detroit Lions' record ATS compared to their SU record. - Why we need to stay away from a confusing and terrible Falcons team. - Buffalo's record in one-scor…
 
The NFL's divisional round of the playoffs brings four games that shape up to be competitive with tight spreads across the board. How should we bet those games? George Chahrouri of the PFF Forecast podcast joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to preview the week, discussing all four games and outlining his favorite sides, …
 
Host Rob Cressy welcomes FTNBets Sports Betting Analyst, Gilles Gallant, to recap Wild Card Weekend and prepare for the Divisional Round. Rob and Gilles discuss: - What they learned from Wild Card Weekend. - Why you should be careful using narratives and trends to make your bets. - Breaking down Bengals-Titans. - What will make the difference in th…
 
Host Rob Cressy welcomes sports betting consultant Sean Lockhart to recap Week 18 action and prep for the NFL Wild Card Weekend matchups. Rob and Sean discuss: - What they learned in Week 18 to prep for the NFL Playoffs. - Historical trends to help in handicapping Wild Card matchups. - Breaking down 49ers vs. Cowboys. - Analyzing if the Raiders are…
 
In Week 18, spreads widen significantly for games in which one team has motivation while the other doesn't. How can we account for this in our betting process? Drew Dinsick of NBC Sports Edge and the Deep Dive Podcast joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to discuss his approach to Week 18 and which bets stand out for him t…
 
Josh Hermsmeyer of FiveThirtyEight joins the show to discuss the NFL before the 2022 playoffs. He talks about his prime Super Bowl contenders and the metrics that he uses to evaluate them. The discussion also touches on NFL quarterbacks such as Josh Allen, Carson Wentz, and Justin Herbert (one is getting lucky, one needs to throw deep more). Josh a…
 
Host Rob Cressy welcomes TwinSpires Analyst, Scott Shapiro, to recap Week 17 action and prep for some important Week 18 matchups. Rob and Scott discuss: - What they learned in Week 17, nailing the Steelers & Raiders games. - Striking gold on a Buffalo Bills live bet against the Falcons. - Dealing with uncertainties of Week 18 absences (COVID, sitti…
 
Georgia and Alabama are set for a rematch of the SEC Championship Game Monday to determine this year's College Football National Champion. How should we bet the Championship Game? Drew Martin of WagerTalk and Sports Grid joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to preview the game, discussing both traditional markets and props…
 
With the College Football Playoff Semifinals set to kick off this weekend, where can we find betting value in each game? Pamela Maldonado of Yahoo joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to preview Alabama versus Cincinnati and Georgia versus Michigan before also breaking down her read on NFL Week 17.…
 
Josh Hancher of Dawg Sports Live joins the show to discuss the college football playoff semi-final game between Georgia vs Michigan. He provides a look at the Georgia program under Kirby Smart, and host Ed Feng chimes in with the similarities and differences with Michigan. Josh breaks down the quarterbacks in this game and in particular what to exp…
 
Host Rob Cressy welcomes SuperBook's Jay Kornegay to recap the past couple of weeks across the NFL and lay the foundation for Week 16. Rob and Jay discuss: - Limiting the damage from Week 14. - Major underdogs coming through in Week 15 (Saints, Lions, Ravens). - Looking back at the Texans-Jaguars spread. - How sportsbooks are managing COVID through…
 
The NFL's Week 16 slate features some high-profile games between teams jockeying for playoff positioning. Where can we find betting value in those games? The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes preview three key games in Week 16 and discuss how they're looking to bet them. Ed also takes an initial look at the College Football Semif…
 
College football's bowl season gets underway this week, and it coincides with the stretch playoff run of the NFL. Where can we find betting value in both of those departments? Edward Egros of TVG's More Ways to Win joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to discuss personnel changes for bowls, which bets he likes across this …
 
Collin Wilson, senior writer at The Action Network, joins the show for a wide ranging conversation. After describing how he left software consulting for college football media, Collin talks about how his college football ratings work. Then he discusses a number of college football bowl games, including Alabama vs Cincinnati, Georgia vs Michigan and…
 
Host Rob Cressy welcomes Yahoo's Frank Schwab to talk all things Week 15. Rob and Frank discuss: - What they learned in Week 14 - favorites crushing the sportsbooks. - Why you should start to avoid the NFL's worst teams late in the season. - Betting impact of COVID across the league. - Backing the Steelers as home underdogs. - Analyzing Bengals-Bro…
 
Parker Fleming, a football analyst that goes by @statsowar on Twitter, joins the show for a wide ranging discussion. He describes how his predictive college football model works, and what his predictions say about the college football playoff semi-final games: Michigan vs Georgia and Alabama vs Cincinnati. Then Parker talks about two other bowl gam…
 
Week 14 features high-profile matchups between playoff contenders. Where can we find betting value on those games? Fabian Sommer of Football-Handicapping.com joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to preview the biggest games of Week 14, outline his favorite bets of the week, and discuss how we can account for the inconsiste…
 
Kevin Cole, Senior Data Scientist at PFF, joins the show for a wide ranging conversation. We start with a discussion of New England's strategy against Buffalo to end week 13. Then Kevin describes his new NFL model for predicting spreads and the metrics that go into this model. This leads him into a bet he likes for week 14. Kevin also describes his…
 
Host Rob Cressy welcomes BETSPERTS Sports Betting Manager Ryan Noonan to help dive into the Week 14 slate. Rob and Ryan discuss: - Kirk Cousins and the most untrustworthy QBs. - Looking back at Week 13 narratives in hindsight - taking victories from non-action. - Analyzing Bucs-Bills... trusting the post-bye Buccaneers. - Backing the Lions in back-…
 
Host Rob Cressy welcomes Covers Experts professional handicapper Sean Murphy to get you ready for NFL Week 13. Rob and Sean discuss: - The parity and unpredictability of the 2021 NFL season. - The pitfalls of line swings overvaluing QBs and recent winners/losers. - What to make of the Saints-Cowboys Thursday Night Football tilt. - Angles on the Col…
 
This year's college football conference championships slate features a bunch of big games with major implications on the College Football Playoff. Where can we find betting value in these games and the futures market? Parker Fleming of CFB-Graphs.com joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to preview the SEC, Big 10, and Big …
 
Mike Craig, a professional sports bettor, joins the show to talk about his trade. He describes how he makes college football predictions based on data, and he gives predictions for Alabama vs Georgia, Michigan vs Iowa and other games. Then he talks about how he bets the NFL without coming up with his own math model. Finally, Mike talks about colleg…
 
College football Week 13 and NFL Week 12 provide some massive games, including Michigan versus Ohio State. Where can we find betting value within those games? 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 week, outlining his read on The Game, Oklahoma versus Oklahoma State, and …
 
Host Rob Cressy talks all things Week 11 across the NFL and looks ahead to Week 12 with our guest Covers Betting Analyst, Rohit Ponnaiya. Rob and Rohit discuss: - Giving thanks to the world of sports. - Rob's Week 11 picks. - Shifting narratives for New England and Tennessee. - Not fading the Texans because they're playing the Jets. - Taking the Un…
 
Week 12's college football slate features big tests for College Football Playoff hopefuls in Ohio State, Cincinnati, and Oregon. Can all three win to keep their championship hopes alive? Andrew Percival joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to preview those three games, outline the inner-workings of his college football bet…
 
Host Rob Cressy talks all things Week 10 across the NFL and looks ahead to Week 11 with our guest Covers Senior Betting Analyst, Andrew Caley. Rob and Andrew discuss: - Rob's Week 10 picks. - Wild success of underdogs in 2021. - Trying to make sense of teams like Miami and Buffalo. - Picking the Dolphins against Joe Flacco and the Jets. - Rob's fav…
 
When betting on the NFL, we should look for any edge possible. What insights can film analysis provide us? Nate Tice of The Athletic Football Show and The Silent Count joins The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and numberFire's Jim Sannes to discuss what film can show that numbers may miss, how to bridge the gap between the two, and his favorite bets of We…
 
Neil Greenberg, sports writer for the Washington Post, joins the show to talk about NFL analytics and betting. After describing the unique way in which his job at the Post was created, Neil describes the statistics he uses to understand the NFL. Then he gives two week 11 games he has bet and discusses Buffalo, San Francisco, Indianapolis and Philad…
 
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