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  • Sports Betting Radio Podcast - June 8, 2021

    08/06/2021 Duración: 50min

    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.

  • Sports Betting Radio Podcast - June 7, 2021

    07/06/2021 Duración: 52min

    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.

  • Sports Betting Radio Podcast - June 3, 2021

    03/06/2021 Duración: 41min

    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.

  • Sports Betting Radio Podcast - June 1, 2021

    01/06/2021 Duración: 50min

    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.

  • Sports Betting Radio Podcast - May 31, 2021

    31/05/2021 Duración: 35min

    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.

  • Sports Betting Radio Podcast - May 27, 2021

    27/05/2021 Duración: 49min

    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.

  • Sports Betting Radio Podcast - May 25, 2021

    25/05/2021 Duración: 46min

    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.

  • Sports Betting Radio Podcast - May 24, 2021

    24/05/2021 Duración: 48min

    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.

  • Sports Betting Radio Podcast - May 20, 2021

    20/05/2021 Duración: 40min

    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.

  • Sports Betting Radio Podcast - May 17, 2021

    17/05/2021 Duración: 35min

    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.

  • Sports Betting Radio Podcast - May 13, 2021

    13/05/2021 Duración: 30min

    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.

  • Sports Betting Radio Podcast - May 11, 2021

    11/05/2021 Duración: 39min

    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.

  • Sports Betting Radio Podcast - May 10, 2021

    10/05/2021 Duración: 42min

    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.

  • Sports Betting Radio Podcast - May 6, 2021

    06/05/2021 Duración: 46min

    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.

  • Sports Betting Radio Podcast - May 4, 2021

    04/05/2021 Duración: 47min

    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.

  • Sports Betting Radio Podcast - May 3, 2021

    03/05/2021 Duración: 43min

    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.

  • Sports Betting Radio Podcast - April 29, 2021

    29/04/2021 Duración: 35min

    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.

  • Sports Betting Radio Podcast - April 26, 2021

    26/04/2021 Duración: 33min

    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.

  • Sports Betting Radio Podcast - April 13, 2021

    13/04/2021 Duración: 47min

    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.

  • Sports Betting Radio Podcast - April 12, 2021

    12/04/2021 Duración: 52min

    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.

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