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Badder Beats

Aug 22, 2019

College football commences. The PGA Tour schedule is down to the king-making FedEx Cup. 

Badder Beats welcomes in a Stadium’s Brett McMurphy to break down the AP Top 25 preseason poll and a season ahead in sports betting (he’ll break some news on the future of the College Football Playoff) and Matt Cooper makes a long-distance call to assess the golf final. 


1:51 – Oregon sportsbook announces it will begin taking bets on Sept. 7. 

4:01 – On gerbil racing. 

Chinook Winds. Not chinook woods.  

7:17 – Indiana is stealing all of Illinois’ sports betting juice. 

9:20 – Mike Ditka (Ameristar Casino East Chicago) is the best celebrity first bettor yet. 


Brett McMurphy on the College Football Season 

15:53 – Analyzing the preseason Top 25 Associated Press poll. 

16:56 – Brett McMurphy had Georgia No. 2 on his AP ballot. 

17:28 – Will Alabama regress this year because of coaching departures and injuries? 

18:22 – Will the super elite group of Alabama and Clemson rule college football again? 

19:00 – Alabama and Clemson will run their regular-season schedules, McMurphy says. 

19:54 – How do conferences schedules help or hurt Alabama and Clemson? 

21:40 – On Heisman Trophy favorite Trevor Lawrence and if there’s value with other picks. 

23:46 – Look for a Top 10 quarterback for Heisman value. 

24:10 – Who are the college football value plays for the college football playoffs? Hint: Pac-12. 

27:40 – BREAKING SOME NEWS: College officials are already discussing an expanded college football playoff … in seven years. 

31:17 – College football is being more reactionary than proactive in regards to legal sports betting. 

34:40 – The dream scenario for making the college football interesting, and how Army is the key. 

37:00 – How the Army –Navy could mean everything again. Everything. 

38:07 – Brett McMurphy on Miami (Fla.) vs. No. 8 Florida. 


Matt Cooper on the FedEx Cup 

42:27– On the PGA playoffs. 

45:18 – Should you bet Justin Thomas in the FedEx Cup? 

50:00 – Is an irked Brooks Koepka the bet for you? 

54:25 – Why are Patrick Reed’s odds askew? 



1:01 – Rose will be the top-finishing Englishman this weekend. 

1:03 – Trevor and Tua vs. The Field.