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Host Adam Burke stepped into The Bettor's Box one final time as he is on to the next chapter in his life after this weekend. Adam started with his thanks, gratitude, and appreciation for so many that have been a part of this podcast and this website. Baseball still had to take center stage, as Adam talked about the Trade Deadline, home/road splits, some interesting stats, and some takeaways that everybody should keep in mind from the past and present editions of The Bettor's Box.After a look Down the Lines to cover line movements, Adam shared a couple of picks and then previewed four series for this weekend. He talked about Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks, Astros vs. Giants, Reds vs. Mets, and Red Sox vs. Rays, along with some words of caution about a post-Trade Deadline hangover for some teams.It has been an honor and a privilege to bring BangTheBook Radio and then ATS Radio to the masses. I love you all and thank you to those that have been on the shows or have helped with content during my time with those two sites. You've all made me better.
Host Adam Burke jumped back on the airwaves with a lot to say about baseball. He started with a big announcement and then covered the state of offense in MLB coming out of the weekend and then took a look at some Trade Deadline betting angles and considerations. He also projected out where some of the available players might go, especially those that are likely to have a huge impact.For the rest of the show, Adam talked about recent line moves, what to watch for in the betting markets with the Trade Deadline and the never-ending news cycle, and then previewed several series for this week, including Braves vs. Mets, Blue Jays vs. Red Sox, Dodgers vs. Giants, and A's vs. Padres.
Host Adam Burke opened up the show today by talking about some major upticks in offense that have taken place since the start of the second half. We're seeing a lot more power right now and Adam broke down the stats, his beliefs as to why all of this is taking place, and whether or not it will continue. There were some truly eye-opening stats during this portion of the show that you do not want to miss.After breaking down all of that, Adam looked at a set of pitchers that you might want to bet on in the near future based on their batted ball types. A look Down the Lines to assess line moves also incorporated three picks for tonight's action. Adam also previewed four series for the weekend ahead with thoughts on Braves vs. Phillies, Red Sox vs. Yankees, Cardinals vs. Reds, and White Sox vs. Brewers.
Host Adam Burke always has a lot of interesting angles and things to consider to share with listeners on The Bettor's Box and that was the case again today. Adam started out with a look at how teams did offensively coming out of the Break and then looked at teams that have done the best since that first memo was sent out on June 3.After looking through those teams and some quality contact metrics, Adam changed his focus to the betting markets and some line moves that we saw over the weekend. Following a pick for Monday night's action, Adam looked at four series for this week and gave his thoughts on Giants vs. Dodgers, Rangers vs. Tigers, Red Sox vs. Blue Jays, and Cubs vs. Cardinals.
Host Adam Burke was excited for the All-Star Break as a chance to look at some college football stuff, but it is back to the baseball betting grind now. Adam opened the show by talking in general about the Trade Deadline, prospects and minor league call-ups in the second half, and what appears to be the start of CBA negotiations. After that, Adam looked at futures opportunities for the second half.World Series and Division futures joined adjusted season win totals as topics of conversation on the program, as Adam looked at some of the opportunities available to bettors. After keying in on those picks and suggestions, Adam looked ahead to the weekend with thoughts on Red Sox vs. Yankees, Brewers vs. Reds, and Astros vs. White Sox.
Host Adam Burke was happy to bring back Brian Blessing to chat about the British Open. The guys dove right into the fun with thoughts on The Open Championship at Royal St. George's, including a profile of the course, the players that seem to fit this format, the importance of shopping around for the best prices, and so much more.Adam and Brian gave some picks to win, talked about good bets for matchups and some group play, and other considerations for this tournament, including the winning score and how things played out the last time the British Open was at this particular course.
Host Adam Burke is a big fan of the Home Run Derby because it represents something different and the chance to feel like a kid again watching baseball. The daily grind is all about the business side of the spectrum, but the Derby is a whole lot of fun to follow. It can be a lot of fun to bet as well, which is why Adam broke down the important stats and some things on the first-round matchups for tonight's event. He also gave his pick to win.After doing all things Derby, Adam looked at some really interesting stats from the first half of the season, including lots of stuff on the Mariners, Orioles, and Yankees. He talked about underachieving and overachieving offenses, records in one-run games and with leads after five innings, and a whole lot more. Lastly, Adam did an overview of the Trade Deadline and talked about what he expects to see as teams complete their transactions.
Host Adam Burke was back in the home office and back on the headset mic for today's edition of The Bettor's Box. Adam took a look at the overall landscape in MLB since the first memo about the substance crackdown and noted a few really interesting things and the reason why offense has jumped a bit. He also took a look at offenses that have had a lot of recent success, including two notable teams that have been topics of conversation a lot on the show.Adam then looked for some positive and negative regression candidates by keying in on high-velocity contact and the results on those batted balls. He found four pitchers to fade and three pitchers to back based on those numbers and some guys to keep in mind as we move forward throughout the season. After a look at line movements and a discussion of tonight's card, Adam previewed four series for the week ahead. Listen for his thoughts on Royals vs. Indians, Reds vs. Brewers, Nationals vs. Giants, and Blue Jays vs. Rays.
Host Adam Burke talked about futures on this edition of The Bettor's Box for ATS Radio. Adam looked at all six divisions in search of some betting values and also some creative angles for wagering on the pennant and World Series futures. Along the way, Adam gave out a few picks that look to be decent at this point in time, but also provided some betting tips for how to bet on futures in MLB with about half of the season left to go.It wasn't all about futures, as Adam finished up the show by taking a look at four series for the week ahead, with some thoughts on Phillies vs. Cubs, Red Sox vs. Angels, A's vs. Astros, and wrapped up with Rockies vs. Diamondbacks.
Host Adam Burke was ready to go with a lot of great information for today's edition of The Bettor's Box. Adam started by talking about the increase in home runs that we've seen of late and how the spin rate crackdown seems to be hurting pitchers throwing a lot of four-seam fastballs. Then it was time to talk about something new and different for the show, as Adam looked at a lot of stats at Baseball-Reference.He highlighted the importance of baserunning and the teams that are generating and creating run-scoring opportunities based on their prowess on the basepaths. He took a look at teams that aren't stopping stolen bases and those that are hitting for a lot of power at home, but not on the road, and vice versa. After a look at the line moves from this week, Adam previewed five series for the week ahead, with thoughts on Dodgers vs. Nationals, Astros vs. Indians, Rays vs. Jays, Red Sox vs. A's, and Mets vs. Yankees
Host Adam Burke and regular Tuesday guest Brian Blessing started off with a little bit of banter about the weather and golf, which is what it looks like the Montreal Canadiens will be doing soon. It is only a 1-0 series against the Tampa Bay Lightning, but Adam and Brian had some strong thoughts on what the rest of the series holds for those two teams and some advice on how to bet Game 2.Moving back to golf, but this time with professionals, Adam and Brian handicapped the Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club and even worked in some chatter about the Irish Open, as we're just two weeks away from The Open Championship. After an overview of the golf betting odds and some picks for this week's PGA Tour event, NASCAR took center stage with a road course that could benefit some long shots in the Jockey Made in America 250.
Host Adam Burke was back on the airwaves following a busy MLB weekend to talk about what is happening around the league. Adam started with some thoughts on how pitchers are adjusting to the spin rate crackdown and if hitters are having more success with high-velocity contact. He also took a look at some pitching staffs that have seen K% decreases since the league sent the first memo on June 3.After looking at a set of underachieving and overachieving teams based on the alternate standings metrics, Adam dialed it in to take a look at line moves from this past weekend and then previewed five series for the week ahead. Adam keyed in on Pirates vs. Rockies, Angels vs. Yankees, Cubs vs. Brewers, Giants vs. Dodgers, and Padres vs. Reds to give you some thoughts as the week progresses in those games.
The home for detailed baseball betting analysis is The Bettor's Box. Host Adam Burke goes into a lot of information that you aren't going to hear anywhere else and that's why this show should be an integral part of your MLB handicapping process. On the June 24 edition, Adam took a look at where offenses stands in the month of June and keyed on two big changes that we've seen relative to the rest of the season.With offense up around the league, now is the time to look at teams in line for positive regression, so Adam cited five teams in line for that based on their contact quality and a few more based on how they've done with runners in scoring position. After a quick check of line movements from this week, Adam previewed the weekend with thoughts on five series. Those were Phillies vs. Mets, Yankees vs. Red Sox, Astros vs. Tigers, A's vs. Giants, and Cubs vs. Dodgers.
It is a point of pride on the show that host Adam Burke and regular Tuesday guest Brian Blessing can cover so much ground in such a short period of time when they get together on the podcast. On this June 22 edition of the show, the guys talked about the NHL Playoffs, the Travelers Championship, and even worked in a little bit of NASCAR talk for the weekend at Pocono.Adam and Brian looked deep at the Canadiens vs. Golden Knights series and also Lightning vs. Islanders. Then they moved into talking about the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands with some picks for that event. Adam also put Brian on the spot about the BMW International on the European Tour side. Lastly, a scheduling quirk for NASCAR at Pocono should yield some good betting opportunities with two races this weekend in PA.
Host Adam Burke was back to start off a new week of baseball coverage with this edition of The Bettor's Box. It started with the major talking point of the week, as this is the week that Major League Baseball cracks down on those found to be using foreign substances on the baseball. Adam talked about how to handicap what we're seeing, what to do and what not to do, and how it could impact the game going forward.After running through a list of recent spin rate decreases, including some caveats and red flags within the data, Adam took a look at teams with some good opportunities to win games based on the schedule and looked at some team records against good teams and bad teams to see if they are some actionable angles based on the strength of schedule upcoming. Lastly, a pick for Monday and previews of Braves vs. Mets, Astros vs. Orioles, Dodgers vs. Padres, and Red Sox vs. Rays wrapped up the show.
Host Adam Burke led off the show by reminding baseball bettors that it is important not to lose sight of all of the context and the things that matter with this spin rate crackdown. Adam talked about how to analyze these spin rates decreases, what to look for and what to keep in mind, in terms of actionable betting info as this whole situation plays out. Then he launched into a list of pitchers and teams that are on his radar as far as negative impacts with the crackdown.After running through that list of names, Adam looked at some line moves on sides and totals over the last few days that we have seen and then set the stage for four interesting weekend series with some potential look-ahead picks. Adam talked about Reds vs. Padres, Brewers vs. Rockies, A's vs. Yankees, and Cardinals vs. Braves to round out the show.
Host Adam Burke was back on the headset mic once again, this time to chat with Brian Blessing, the host of Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline. Adam and Brian started off with a chat about the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. This will be our second U.S. Open in nine months and the guys talked about the course, who they like, some matchup considerations, and a whole lot more surrounding the major.On the NHL side of things, Adam and Brian dug into the two playoff series remaining, with thoughts on Islanders vs. Lightning and Game 2 tonight, as well as the rest of the series, at the top. Then they looked at what happened in Game 1 between Vegas and Montreal and previewed the rest of the Golden Knights vs. Canadiens series.
Host Adam Burke was back on the air with a new edition of The Bettor's Box and we have a hell of a lot to talk about on each and every show right now. Adam talked about some spin rate decreases from this last round of starts, why we have to be careful not to read too much into it, and some teams and bullpens that might be most at risk. Adam also looked at some Cluster Luck indicators of pitchers that have done well with the bases empty and not with men on base and vice versa.After looking at all that pitching stuff, Adam took a look at some line movements that we've seen over the past few days, gave out a couple of picks for Monday night's action, and then previewed five series and a few pitching matchups of interest to end the show. Adam hit on Rays vs. White Sox, Padres vs. Rockies, Tigers vs. Royals, Yankees vs. Blue Jays, and then a couple specific pitching matchups.
Host Adam Burke started off the show by stepping up onto his soapbox and making his thoughts heard about the current state of Major League Baseball. MLB seems to be cannibalizing itself right now with CBA talks looming, so Adam talked about the player reactions to the substance crackdown and also how the league keeps changing the ball. Then Adam looked at some spin rate decreases from this week's games and gave you a list of pitchers to keep an eye on.After looking at some line moves from this past week, Adam shared a pick for Thursday night's action and then previewed three series coming up this weekend, with thoughts on Cardinals vs. Cubs, Blue Jays vs. Red Sox, and Mariners vs. Indians. There was a lot crammed into just 40 minutes on today's show.
Host Adam Burke and guest Brian Blessing definitely have a difference of opinion from time to time on what matters in the NHL and they talked about the NHL Playoffs and what we've seen so far statistically and also with the eye test. Adam and Brian talked first about Montreal's series win over Winnipeg and then looked at the Bruins and Islanders series. Then they moved on to Lightning vs. Hurricanes and Golden Knights vs. Avalanche.The guys shared thoughts on the upcoming games, but also how the series have gone so far and what could happen going forward as teams clinch their spots in the Final Four for the NHL Playoffs Semifinals. To finish up the show, Adam and Brian talked golf with the Palmetto Championship at Congaree Golf Club in South Carolina. It's a new event with a lot of questions, so they threw out some names and picks to win.
Host Adam Burke had a lot to say on today's edition of The Bettor's Box. As somebody that actually uses and pays attention to spin rates and the impact that they have on betting baseball, this has been a frustrating few days as MLB has made a fundamental change to the game in the middle of a season. Adam talked about why spin rates are important, the tangible impact that they have on offense, what we've seen already this month that could be part of the crackdown, and some pitchers and teams more likely to be affected than others.It wasn't all about spin rates on the show, as Adam also looked at recent line moves over the last few days and then previewed five series for the week ahead. Adam talked about his thoughts and some look-ahead picks for Cubs vs. Padres, Astros vs. Red Sox, Yankees vs. Twins, Blue Jays vs. White Sox, and Mariners vs. Tigers.
Host Adam Burke has talked a lot this season about looking at individual pitchers for signs of positive and negative regression, but today he looked at overall teams and the signs that are there for us to play on or against. Adam had six teams that he believes are overachievers and six teams that look to be underachievers to talk about on today show.We won’t spoil it for you by telling you the teams, you’ll have to listen to find those out, but Adam went into deep detail as to why those teams appeared on those lists. After looking back at some line moves and giving out a couple of picks for Thursday, Adam finished out the show with a preview of the weekend and some thoughts on Cubs vs. Giants, Astros vs. Blue Jays, Reds vs. Cardinals, Dodgers vs. Braves, and Red Sox vs. Yankees.
Host Adam Burke and our weekly Tuesday guest Brian Blessing covered a lot of ground once again. They always do, but today’s topics were the NHL Playoffs, the Memorial Tournament, and also the Belmont Stakes. Adam and Brian hit every playoff series and talked about the upcoming games in the NHL, including Lightning vs. Hurricanes tonight and Vegas vs. Colorado and Montreal vs. Winnipeg on Wednesday.The Memorial Tournament will look a bit different with some alterations to the course at Muirfield Village this week, so the guys hit on those changes and also a list of players that they expect to do well and compete. On the horse racing side, the Belmont Stakes only has eight horses in the field, but Adam and Brian talked about strategies and also which horses profile the best on the longest leg of the Triple Crown.
Host Adam Burke wanted to get a show out to the listeners on Monday and that’s exactly what he did with this edition of The Bettor’s Box. On today’s podcast, Adam talked about how offensive numbers started fast in the first half of May, but wound up regressing back towards what we saw in April in the second half. Adam talked about some potential reasons why and also about some other developments we saw in the second month of the season.After talking about the best and worst offenses of the month, Adam looked at struggles with platoon advantages for left-handed batters and why that is such a contributing factor in the low offensive numbers that we have seen. A recap of line moves from the weekend led into some analysis of today’s card and a pick for Monday. Lastly, Adam previewed the week ahead with thoughts on Rays vs. Yankees, Red Sox vs. Astros, Marlins vs. Blue Jays, and Rangers vs. Rockies.
Host Adam Burke had a lot to talk about, as he always does, on today’s edition of The Bettor’s Box. Today’s show focused on home/road splits and park factors, two things are very important elements of the handicapping process. They also have a lot to do with how lines are made and how lines are bet, so understanding how teams do offensively at home, how they do on the road, and the characteristics of the ballparks are critically important to the bottom line.After taking a look at the home/road splits, Adam looked at line moves that have taken place for this week and also previewed five series for the weekend ahead with some interesting thoughts and betting nuggets. He looked at Cardinals vs. Diamondbacks, Giants vs. Dodgers, Padres vs. Astros, Blue Jays vs. Indians, and Braves vs. Mets.
Host Adam Burke and guest Brian Blessing always have good times when they get together on air, but also share a lot of useful insight and betting information with the listeners. This show was no different, as Adam and Brian discussed the NHL Playoffs to open up the podcast. The guys looked at series that have ended, series that are still going, and lines for games on Tuesday and Wednesday night.On the golf side of things, the Charles Schwab Challenge was such a seminal moment for golf last year and we have another good field on hand at Colonial this year. Adam and Brian gave some of their picks to win on the podcast and also talked about what skills are required to play well in Fort Worth. We’ve got an IndyCar and NASCAR doubleheader on Sunday with the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 and Adam and Brian got you ready for both.
Host Adam Burke was back on the air with The Bettor’s Box to talk about what he’s seen and what he expects to see as we go forward here. Adam discussed the offensive changes from April to May and looked at whether or not the baseball is different or if hitters are just making adjustments. He talked about extreme outliers and why those are the ones to focus on for improvements. He also looked at how big favorites are having a big month of May and why that may not change.After a discussion of some recent line movements from the weekend and the thought processes behind them, Adam gave out a couple of picks for Monday night and then previewed five series for the week ahead. In the spotlight were Indians vs. Tigers, Rockies vs. Mets, Padres vs. Brewers, Dodgers vs. Astros, and Reds vs. Nationals.
Host Adam Burke stepped back into The Bettor’s Box to share baseball betting information and analysis that you won’t find anywhere else. On today’s edition of the podcast, Adam looked at how offensive numbers are going up on high-velocity contact across the league, but there are three teams in particular that should be in line for some better fortunes and those are all play-on teams.After looking at a list of teams that is better than expected and a list that is worse than expected and the reasons why with about 25% of the season completed, Adam talked about recent line moves, gave out a pick for Thursday, and then previewed five series for the weekend ahead. Those series were Twins vs. Indians, Brewers vs. Reds, Rays vs. Blue Jays, Dodgers vs. Giants, and Cubs vs. Cardinals.
Host Adam Burke was back on the mic in a creative way with some bad wifi as an annoyance, but a hurdle to leap over on a Monday. He had a lot to discuss on this edition of The Bettor’s Box, starting with what we’ve seen offensively in the month of May and a discussion about the sustainability of those numbers. Adam then looked at small sample size stats and whether or not they are worth using in a handicapping context, like what teams have done over the last seven or 14 days.After that discussion and a talk about Game Score, the sabermetric stat of the show, Adam did an overview on the recent line moves that we’ve seen and previewed four series for the week ahead with thoughts on White Sox vs. Twins, Tigers vs. Mariners, Astros vs. Athletics, and Red Sox vs. Blue Jays.
Host Adam Burke has often been put between a rock and a hard place in terms of betting the 1st 5 or the full game. On today’s edition of The Bettor’s Box, he talked through what goes into the process of making that decision, both from a side and total standpoint. Adam looked at some situations where that could be relevant today as examples.Then he took a look at some pitchers that have either had good luck or bad luck based on their velocity numbers as we look for some pitchers to fade and some to follow. After that, he talked about the Saber Stats, yes plural, of the show, surveyed some recent line moves, and gave a pick for Thursday night. Finally, Adam previewed a few series for the weekend ahead, with Indians/Mariners, Mets/Rays, and Cardinals/Padres.
Host Adam Burke and guest Brian Blessing covered a lot of ground in under 40 minutes on this edition of ATS Radio. Adam and Brian started by talking about the NHL Playoffs, which will begin on Saturday. They discussed the end of the regular season and the push for seeding briefly, but mostly focused on the playoff pairings that we know and those that we expect to have.After a deep dive into the hockey playoffs, Adam and Brian checked in on the PGA Tour stop at TPC Craig Ranch for the AT&T Byron Nelson and Brian also hit on a couple of European Tour plays. Horsepower ended the show with early thoughts on the Preakness Stakes and also the Drydene 400, this week’s NASCAR race at Dover.
Host Adam Burke has noticed that offense has ticked up quite a bit in the month of May. On this edition of The Bettor’s Box, he looked to explain why. After digging into the May numbers, he had some things to pass along to MLB bettors and also talked about whether or not these things will continue as the month goes along.After that, Adam looked at how teams have done on their hard contact to put together a few teams that should fare better offensively and those that may end up struggling a bit as we go forward. A look at recent line moves and a pick for Monday night became a segue into a preview of the week ahead, including some pitchers to bet on or bet against and previews of Yankees vs. Rays, A’s vs. Red Sox, Twins vs. White Sox, and Marlins vs. Diamondbacks.
Host Adam Burke has had to reinvent himself as a baseball handicapper in light of this season’s developments. He’s spent the last few shows putting together a comprehensive profile of how the baseball has changed and the adjustments that need to be made. On this edition of The Bettor’s Box, Adam talked about high-velocity contact and why what has transpired has created a higher-variance environment that benefits bad teams and bad pitchers. He looked at a few teams that have been helped and hurt by this new baseball and about their prognoses going forward.After a look at some defensive metrics and the reasons why they may need to be more of a factor in your handicapping, Adam recapped the line moves that we’ve seen this week, gave out a pick for Thursday night, and previewed the weekend ahead with thoughts on Mariners vs. Rangers, Dodgers vs. Angels, Nationals vs. Yankees, Padres vs. Giants, and Phillies vs. Braves.
Host Adam Burke and guest Brian Blessing always have a lot to talk about and that was true today as the guys got together on ATS Radio to discuss the end of the NHL regular season, golf, and horse racing. The NHL has a lot of things going on right now, as teams are jockeying for playoff spots and seeding and other teams are finishing out what’s left of the year. Adam and Brian talked about some of the situational spots and other betting angles to consider at this time of the year.The Wells Fargo Championship has a strong field on a great golf course on the outskirts of Charlotte at Quail Hollow Club. Adam and Brian shared their picks and some of the types of players that you want to look at with the characteristics of this course and some of the past winners that have done well. Lastly, they recapped the Kentucky Derby and talked about some early bets and thoughts for the Preakness Stakes coming up on May 15 at Pimlico Race Course.
Host Adam Burke had a lot to say on today’s edition of The Bettor’s Box. It is really important to understand what is happening with this Major League Baseball season and to make the necessary adjustments to your handicapping process. Adam has a lot of them to make because the game is dramatically different from how it has been the last few seasons. He talked about what has changed, what to do with that information going forward, and just how much the game has changed during the Beyond the Box Score segment.After looking at a few play-on and play-against teams based on a number of factors, Adam recapped line moves that we’ve seen from the last few days, talked about a couple of picks for Monday night’s action, and then previewed Blue Jays vs. Athletics, Astros vs. Yankees, and Braves vs. Nationals for the first part of this week.
Host Adam Burke is saddened and disheartened by the lack of offense this baseball season and also by what we’ve been seeing. Adjustments and enhancements made by teams that led to some of the same from Adam in a betting context have gone by the wayside because of how the game has changed. Adam lamented those factors, talked about some historically low offensive outputs, and some play-on and play-against teams during the Beyond the Box Score segment.Adam talked about totals moves and looking for context clues with those in the betting markets during the Down the Lines segment before talking about the importance of spin rate and its application in the handicapping process. Lastly, previews of four series for the week ahead featured Indians vs. White Sox, Dodgers vs. Brewers, Astros vs. Rays, and Mets vs. Phillies.
Host Adam Burke looked at some more macro trends around MLB as we settle in for how the season is going to go. Adam talked about how offense is down league-wide and discussed some of the impacts that the baseball and situational hitting have had on run scoring. It doesn’t seem as though a lot of these things are going to change, so Adam talked about the teams that seem to be most affected and whether or not they will be able to come out of it.Line movements are happening all over the place based on a variety of different statistics, including wOBA-xwOBA, so be on the lookout for that. Adam explained what xwOBA is, how it has an impact on handicapping, and how it can be used to look for buy teams and also some individual pitchers to buy and sell. Previews for Twins/Indians, Rays/Dodgers, A’s/Rays, and Red Sox/Mets wrapped up another fine edition of the best baseball betting podcast in the business.
Host Adam Burke and guest Brian Blessing had a lot to cover on today’s edition of the podcast. With this April 13 ATS Radio broadcast, the guys started with a look at the NHL Trade Deadline, what happened that will set up the playoff races in certain divisions, and some odds in the futures market that look pretty intriguing for the Stanley Cup.On the golf side, after a chat about The Masters, Adam and Brian discussed the RBC Heritage, a tournament that usually has some winners that come from off the pace a little bit or guys that don’t grab all the headlines as big hitters. They gave out several names to consider as picks to win, bets in matchups, or some of the top-five/top-10 prop stuff. Lastly, they talked NASCAR at Richmond with some picks to win the Toyota Owners 400.
Host Adam Burke stepped back into The Bettor’s Box to spend some time talking about what we’ve seen so far in terms of contact quality and some teams that are off to slow starts and those that are off to good starts. It is important to understand the reasons why and to see if those things are sustainable developments or not. Adam talked a lot about regression to the mean with extreme outliers and also about the death of the platoon advantage to open the show.The Down the Lines segment is really important for those that want to get line value and line equity each and every day in the betting markets. Adam recapped the line moves dating back to last Friday and added some context and analysis as to what happened with those games. Along the way, he talked about a few picks for Monday as well. The Sabermetric Stat of the Show was xFIP and then Adam previewed Yankees vs. Blue Jays, Rangers vs. Rays, and Indians vs. White Sox for the week ahead.
Host Adam Burke was in midseason form right away on today’s edition of The Bettor’s Box. Adam talked about what we’ve seen so far in terms of teams off to slow offensive starts and the reasons why. The new baseball may have a negative impact on some of the league’s best offensive teams, which led to some eye-opening analysis on offense and the teams that may end up struggling for this season. There are some big names on the list.After looking at some other early-season outliers to talk about the concept of regression, Adam recapped some line moves that we’ve seen so far and forecasted some line moves that are likely to continue as the baseball betting market takes shape. A conversation about BABIP and a few picks for Thursday fed into a preview of the weekend ahead with thoughts on Angels vs. Jays, A’s vs. Astros, and Phillies vs. Braves.
Host Adam Burke and Brian Blessing are both really fired up about The Masters at Augusta National this week. So much so that they spent a lot of time discussing it on today’s edition of ATS Radio. After some introductory thoughts discussing Baylor vs. Gonzaga and the end of the college basketball season, it was time to talk about golf. It started with a general overview of the player profile to bet on and then a lot of names were thrown around.Adam and Brian talked about the types of players that they are looking to bet on for The Masters and the context in which they will bet on those guys. Adam and Brian broke down what makes The Masters such a tough tournament to bet and why something not seen in the metrics or the stats may be the primary thing for you to keep in mind. The guys did share picks to win, top five and top-10 props, matchup tips, and a whole lot more. Finally, they talked NHL with some thoughts on COVID pauses, teams that have run into some tough luck lately, and a few bets for Tuesday.
Host Adam Burke and guest Kyle Hunter dove right in to talking about the National Championship Game between Baylor and Gonzaga and made a pretty strong case for one of the two teams. Armed with stats, matchup analysis, and thoughts on how the two teams stack up, the guys went through a lot of different keys to the game, including rebounding, turnovers, and shot-making. Both teams are certainly good in the last category, but what happens with the other two may dictate the game.To finish up on college hoops, Adam and Kyle did a year-in-review, first with the NCAA Tournament and then with the season as a whole, to discuss what was successful, what wasn’t, and what will happen in future seasons in hopes of improving upon those things. Lastly, Kyle gave some of his strategies into betting MLB, a sport that has been quite profitable for him over the years.
Host Adam Burke was back on the airwaves for the first regular season edition of The Bettor’s Box. Our MLB betting podcast right here at ATS.io is unquestionably the best in the business and nobody does a better job of explaining the game better than Adam. On this edition of the show, Adam talked about some early returns from Opening Day and how likely those things are to carry over throughout the early part of the season and beyond.Adam also talked about his handicapping process, what to look for when breaking down starting pitchers, and today’s Sabermetric Stat of the Show. A pick for tonight’s action gave way to a preview of the weekend with thoughts on Twins vs. Brewers, Braves vs. Phillies, and White Sox vs. Angels.
Host Adam Burke and pro bettor and handicapper Brad Powers from BradPowersSports.com got together one final time for this college basketball season to chat a little bit about the FCS, the Final Four, the National Championship Game, and some future improvements to their college hoops handicapping. The FCS chat was short and sweet, as line value hasn’t worked out in Brad’s favor and a lot of teams have opted out of the season over the last couple of weeks, but the guys still wanted to make mention of what is happening on the gridiron.On the college basketball side, Adam and Brad talked about what we’ve seen in the NCAA Tournament so far and if any of that will carry over in their minds to future tournaments. The guys discussed Houston vs. Baylor and UCLA vs. Gonzaga with picks, leans, and breakdowns before looking at the look-ahead lines for the National Championship Games. Finally, the guys talked about what they took away from this college basketball season and how they’ll look to use that in the future.
Host Adam Burke and our Wednesday guest Kiev O’Neil from The Oddsbreakers had the chance to go in-depth in a big way on the Final Four matchups on this edition of ATS Radio. The guys gave a few quick thoughts on what we’ve seen so far and things that they will look to carry over into future tournaments before discussing Saturday’s two games.Houston vs. Baylor and UCLA vs. Gonzaga are Saturday’s matchups with a berth in the National Championship Game on the line. Adam and Kiev had a difference of opinion on Houston vs. Baylor, but mostly fell in line with their thoughts on UCLA vs. Gonzaga. They projected out the lines for the Championship Game and then recapped the 2021 college basketball season with some good, some bad, and some things to carry over into next season.
Host Adam Burke and regular Tuesday guest Brian Blessing were reunited after a change to last week’s schedule. Adam and Brian started with college hoops right out of the gate, taking a look at tonight’s Elite Eight action with USC vs. Gonzaga in the first game and UCLA vs. Michigan in the second game. The guys also discussed some early thoughts on the Houston vs. Baylor line.On the NHL side of things, the guys discussed the playoff picture and the futures market, including some thoughts on how the playoffs look pretty well-defined already and how home/road splits could progress going forward. Quick thoughts on the NASCAR dirt race and the standings setup sent the boys into a chat about the Valero Texas Open with a weak field and a lot of players at some decent prices that could make noise. Finally, it is a big weekend for horse racing with three Kentucky Derby prep races.