BangTheBook Sports Betting Talk Radio Podcast February 13, 2020


Spring Training is underway and BangTheBook Radio host Adam Burke has been thinking baseball, writing baseball, and talking baseball, so that was the start to this February 13 edition of the podcast. Adam talked some MLB and then we chatted basketball with John Ryan about the NBA tonight and over the All-Star Break and also about this weekend in the Big Ten and the Big East for college hoops.

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Host Adam Burke opened up the show with a version of The Bettor’s Box, his MLB betting podcast. We’ll have those on Mondays and Thursdays over the baseball season, so it stands to reason that we’d start a little bit now, especially with Brad Powers taking a bit of a leave of absence from the show.

Adam talked about the PECOTA projections that came out earlier this week, the function that they serve for him, and how much impact they have on his handicapping. He also discussed injury updates in Spring Training to this point and the debacle that is the Houston Astros.


John Ryan joined Adam to finish out the show with some thoughts on the NBA and college basketball. The guys talked about the last two games in the NBA before the Break and then talked about what John does during the All-Star Break in order to prep for the rest of the season.

On the college hoops side of the spectrum, they discussed Iowa vs. Indiana tonight and then looked at Saturday in the Big Ten and in the Big East to isolate any of the games and situations that are on John’s radar for the massive card on February 15.

Join us on Friday when we chat some more college basketball for the Saturday card with Greg Peterson and also get Adam’s positions on what he likes in college hoops and the NHL for the weekend.

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