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Badder Beats

Aug 29, 2019


With the college football season unfurling fully in Week 1, Brant James and Ryan Butler hash out the Auburn-Oregon game and ponder other lesser matchups. 

NASCAR managing director of gaming Scott Warfield lays out the stock car series’ plans to utilize legal sports betting beginning in September. 


5:46 – College football, Week 1. 

6:30 – Brant nails his Week 0 prediction. 

7:17 – Auburn at Oregon. 

11:27 - Auburn’s Gus Malzahn could be under pressure if he loses the opening coin toss. 

14:01 – Bravely betting against Wake Forest. 

15:39 – Is 35 points too much in Duke-Alabama? 

16:29 – Why are Syracuse and Liberty playing? 

17:42 – On Missouri and Wyoming in another odd matchup. 

18:05 – Houston at Oklahoma is going to be interesting, but the Cougars’ Dana Holgorsen is 0-7 against the Sooners. 

21:04 – Georgia-Vanderbilt in an early opportunity for Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm to make a case for the Heisman Trophy. 

NASCAR executive Scott Warfield 

24:01 – NASCAR’s history with legal sports betting and utilizing it as an engagement tool. 

25:00 – The four pillars of NASCAR’s approach to betting. 

28:02 – How could NASCAR specifically leverage sports betting soon? 

28:46 – NASCAR will begin rolling out more sports betting options, utilizing its data deal with Genius Sports, in September. 

31:03 – Leveraging star power into in-place bets. 

33:00 – Scott Warfield says NASCAR fans are already gamblers, according to research. 

40:02 – NASCAR has not been as active as some sports leagues, Warfield said, in lobbying for sports betting where it is popular, specifically Florida. 

44:10 – Will legal sports betting increase sponsorships for NASCAR teams? 


49:34 – Gardner-Webb and UNC Charlotte college football game. 

51:12 – Ryan Butler explains how ‘over’ works. 

52:15 – Big Ten men’s basketball preseason betting odds, anyone?