May 30, 2019
How does Kevin Durant fit back in for the Warriors if he returns healthy?
Can Kawhi Leonard do it – as in everything – again for the Raptors?
Why so many questions?
And in the big interview, Ed Miller and Matthew Davidow, co-authors of the lavishly praised and highly-worth-your-time “The Logic of Sports Betting” join Brant James for the first installment of a perspicacious interview.
4:36 – Louisiana does not offer the lagniappe as the attempt to legalize sports betting this year crashes and sinks into the proverbial bayou.
10:35 – Mark Strotman joins the show for some NBA Finals enlightenment.
11:18 – What are some of the best Finals prop bets?
13:44 – Does it matter if Kevin Durant comes back for the Warriors?
13:50 – Mark Strotman, prefacing, goes Warriors in 6.
14:44 – Draymond Green series MVP?
15:45 – How long do the sportsbooks think the NBA Finals will last?
17:26 – Are we shortchanging the Raptors?
18:55 – Can Toronto be a value play?
20:00 – The reasons we should probably not discount the Raptors?
23:01 – Trying to talk ourselves out of Golden State.
24:13 – The under might be the way to go in the NBA Finals.
26:10 – The self-motivating Golden State Warriors.
30:08 – Who scores more points in the Finals: Kawhi Leonard or Stef Curry?
31:40 – Mark Strotman laments not being very good at math.
32:00 – What if Kevin Durant ruins the soup?
36:00 – The Warriors are built to compliment Steph Curry, says Mark Strotman.
37:43 – Ed Miller and Matthew Davidow, co-authors of “The Logic of Sports Betting.”
39:11 – In Part 1 of the Badder Beats interview with the co-authors, it’s Ed Miller and Matthew Davidow on why this book needed to be written.
40:14 – Some biographical data on the authors.
42:10 – Matthew Davidow on how playing poker has become a mainstream job.
44:00 – This book won’t make you a professional bettor, but it will make you better.
48:07 – The general public doesn’t understand how the sports betting industry works, but “The Logic of Sports Betting” will help them get it.
50:24 – The break even percentage explained.
53:50: On the market makers and the super nerds.
59:12 – Odd Bet
62:00 – On the Alpine Messi.
63:01 – Tune in next week for Part 2 of Ed Miller and Matthew Davidow.
64:12 – Breaking news from Pennsylvania: they’re testing the mobile product.