We have a very special episode this week with my guest, The Algoholic! Our boss is on the show talking fatherhood in this crazy industry but most importantly, how and why you should use a model if you want to make money betting on sports. This is a CAN'T MISS episode!
On today's podcast we take a look at the state of US Soccer in our annual STATE OF THE UNION PODCAST. The US Soccer player pool is deeper than it's ever been! We also look ahead to the next round of FA Cup matches and recap last weekend's EPL action and where the teams stand moving into the last third of the season.
In tonight's episode, we react to United's horrific 2-0 loss to Burnley. That club is rotten to the core and changes are needed! We also recap the last 2 days of #EPL action and do lineups reviews to boot. Enjoy!
On today's podcast I recap the last 48 hours of our gambling adventure and talk through the betting game theory that I apply to live, in-game betting on soccer. We also take a brief look ahead to this weekend's #EPL action.
Two part podcast! The first is an intro and general discussion and the second is an interview with the #2 DFS Soccer player in the world, Pew_ Pew_Pew.
We discussed Messi v Ronaldo, the Arsenal coaching search and how American ownership is ruining the EPL.
I cover the big coaching news with Tottenham Hotspur to remove Ponchettino and replace him with Jose Mourinho.
I also cover how it's time to leave the corrupt FIFA organization behind and start a new organization run by the countries.
The big man quit the MLS today and is moving over to Europe. We take a look back at his career in total, but specifically his time at MLS and decide whether it was a success or not.
I also do a recap of last week's EPL action.
Discuss the deity that is Marcus Rashford
Bachelor Party Recap
EPL Review from last weekend
EPL Preview of this weekend
2 plays per position for this weekend's EPL slate
and talk through 5 potential bets I'm looking at.
Recap of game week 8 EPL game by game.
Top 3 and bottom 3 in the EPL rankings
Deep dive into what's wrong with Manchester United and how to fix it. I explore the 3 main root causes and how to fix them.
1 free bet + 6 crucial DFS plays.
We also go in-depth on the struggles of Real Madrid and Tottenham. An in-depth recap of Champions League identifies trends for future slates we can exploit. A game by game breakdown of this weekend's EPL slate with important plays from each game is discussed.
Highlights from the Show:
Recap of last week's EPL action with the amazing comeback by Arsenal, the collapse of Tottenham and why the 8-0 blowout was almost a close game...no really!
I also rant about why Daniel Levy has turned Spurs into a potential House of Cards.
I discuss this weekend's upcoming games and discuss game flow and Vegas odds.
we delve into Saturday's main DFS slate on Draft Kings involving 6 games. i give you 2 forwards, 2 midfielders, 2 defenders and my top goalie.
As always, we finish with 2 winning bets.
On this week's episode we:
Address the 2 losing bets from last pod and give out 1 free pick.
Recap last week's EPL action
Recap this week's Champions League action
Preview this weekend's EPL slate
We hit another free bet this past podcast bringing our record to 7-2-1 on free bets given out on the podcast.
Duke takes a deep dive into the US Men's National Team and how we fix things moving forward.
The importance of shopping for good betting lines is discussed in detail along with a ridiculous story from young Duke's betting history.
We take a quick spin around England to preview the best games and players from the English Premier League.
Of course, Duke finishes you off with 2 FREE, F R E E bets at the end of the podcast.
6 wins in 3 pods for free bets with 1 new free bet at the end of the podcast. We do a State of the Union through 4 games for the EPL. Top 3/Bottom 3 recap. We talk over and under achieving players and spend some time discussing the early surprises of this young EPL season. Can Sheffield United stay up? Does Watford have the team to turn it around? Which Pre-Season Futures bets are sitting pretty? It's all right here on the Talking Soccer Podcast.
On this week's Talking Soccer Podcast Duke gives you 2 free bets. FREE BETS ARE 5-0-1!!! If you like free money, subscribe rate and review. Listen. Win.
WK 3 is in the books and we do a quick recap of last week's DFS action, including 1 potential slate changing decision. Duke also previews Week 4 with big favorites Man City on the slate, but avoiding the late game pivots thanks to DK's new contest layout. It's all happening on the Talking Soccer Podcast.
Episode 25 recaps last weekend's action where we went 1-0-1 on free bets for another profitable week. Our core 4 daily fantasy players scored over 100 pts by themselves, enough to be right at the cash line. We also recommended the top Forward and Midfielder as our top plays. Duke previews Saturday's DFS soccer slate and talks through advanced stats he uses to find these nuggets.
Jeff Mans and Ray Flowers recap an injury filled week one across the NFL preseason. The boys discuss the proper course of action for holdouts Ezekiel Elliott and Melvin Gordon in fantasy football drafts. Also, is Antonio Brown worth a second round pick given his helmet standoff with the NFL? Jeff & Ray discuss all of the highs and lows of fantasy football preseason week one.
An Intro to DFS Soccer -a lot of you know already but some don’t. If you know… skip ahead.
DK scoring changes and who they affect the most
Latest with Transfer News
This weekend’s Saturday Slate
Some early leans from a betting perspective.
Corey Parson and Tyler Buecher talk whether or not Ezekiel Elliott is worth a top four pick. The guys also talk about how deep the quarterback position is and the difference between a two-qb league, compared to a one quarterback league.
Armando Marsal and Russell Clay discuss training camp news, giving their thoughts on how some of the recent injuries will impact offenses. The guys also talk about ADP trends, pointing out some risers and fallers.
On today's show, Armando Marsal gets a chance to flip the script on Jeff Mans as he grades Mans's Pro's Vs Joe's League Draft. The guys also discuss the latest training camp news including injuries to DeAndre Hopkins and Marqise Lee. Mans also identifies a player that he calls "the Alvin Kamara of 2019."
On this episode Jeff & Corey give the latest news on Melvin Gordon and Ezekiel Elliott's potential holdout. They also discuss whether volume or efficiency is better for evaluating fantasy running backs, sort through current ADP for values & busts and talk about what bothers them most about the fantasy industry.
Jeff Mans & Corey Parson bring you Fantasy Football Elite! On the premier episode of the 2019 season, Corey & Jeff discuss their history at SiriusXM first as advisories than as allies. The guys also breakdown who should really be the #1 overall pick in fantasy football drafts this year. Other topics they discuss include the risks of Todd Gurley, who to draft first between Odell Beckham & Antonio Brown, how good the Cowboys might be this season and how motivation for a player can lead to fantasy production.
Jeff Mans and Ray Flowers break down the crazy FAAB weekend that was discussing the likes of Hiura, Riley, Rodgers, Lopez, Calhoun and Mercado. the boys also ask the question - What is Wrong with Fantasy Baseball? They guys play a game of Either/Or when it comes to rostering this pitcher or that one.
Jeff Mans & Ray Flowers take a deep dive into the early season pitching success of Martin Perez, Anthony DeSclafani & Chris Paddack. They also discuss the promotion of Reds OF Nick Senzel, the demotion of Nationals SS Carter Kieboom and the return of Angels DH Shohei Ohtani. Also, will teams like the Rays, Mariners and Rangers ever decide on a closer? All that and more and be sure to visit the guys on FantasyGuru.com where we're talking baseball everyday!
Jeff Mans and Ray Flowers breakdown the rash of injuries across MLB this season including what to do about Anthony Rendon, Fernando Tatis Jr and A.J. Pollock. The guys also talk about the newest prospects to hit MLB rosters including Griffin Canning and Nate Lowe. Then, Jeff & Ray play some "Back or Crack" with some of 2019's hottest starts including Yandy Diaz, Trey "Mama" Mancini and Zack Wheeler.
Rankings update? The importance of sample sizes? Luis Castillo has been impressive, but are there still concerns? The need to decide what it is you need in a deal, and how that is at least as important as who is the “better” player. Snell to DL with foot issue. Braves starting rotation. Brewers starting rotation. JP Morosi says Kimbrel moving closer to a decision (ATL, MIL, SD?). Who is Blake Swihart? Ohtani is closing in on a return to action.
High Stakes Draft Review & FAAB Strategy:
Vlad and DC discuss how their high stakes NFBC drafts went last weekend. Did their drafts go according to plan and who were some of their favorite middle and late round targets? They also touch on FAAB strategy and lineup optimization for the first week and get us ready for Opening Day!
Jeff and Ray break it all down. They talk the finances of MLB. Are team's really poor? Trout/Harper and their big money deals. What does Ray's Tout Wars team look like? What is the correct way to put players together when building an outfield? When constructing a pitching staff, do you need elite arms to win? Is there another way? What is the health situation of Darvish, Betances and Jeffress?
Jeff Mans & Russell Clay take some time to go over all of the latest NFL Free Agency moves including the trades of WR Antonio Brown & Odell Beckham Jr. The guys discuss where they rank all of the new free agents in their new home for fantasy football this year, talk best ball strategies and drop some throwback references of old school fantasy players. They also discuss where some of the remaining free agents may wind up in the near future.
Ray & Jeff discuss Vlad Guerrero’s injury and why folks are still drafting him super early. Other news from around MLB including Kyle Seager’s injury and the Diamondbacks signing of Adam Jones. Ray and Jeff teach the "right" way to put a team together with Jeff unveiling his 5x5 roto category targets for 2019. The guys take questions from social media which leads to a position by position breakdown of some of their ideal late round targets. Plus, a full recap of Ray’s colonoscopy and a rant about “homerism” in sports and why it ruins fantasy teams
Jeff Mans and Ray Flowers discuss the fantasy impact of Bryce Harper signing in Philadelphia, injuries to Luis Severino, Salvador Perez and Miguel Sano. The guys also review the recent LABR auction drafts and discuss their favorite auction draft strategies.
Jeff and Ray talk news of the day. (1) Games in Japan. (2) Manny Machado to Padres isn't a bad thing. (3) Bryce Harper, make a decision. (4) Miles Mikolas signs a big extension with Cardinals. (5) Nolan Arenado signs with Rockies. (6) Clayton Kershaw/Madison Bumgarner breaking down? (7) History of innings pitched decline with starting pitchers and The Opener. (8) Replace wins and saves? (9) Category targets for pitching.
Who is Bryce Harper? What's the deal with Harper and Machado? Is Altuve still a 1st rd. pick? Does the first round matter anymore? Who is the #3 pick behind Trout and Betts? How should you handle catchers? Oh, and prostate exams.
The FSTA accepts gambling. How was the Winter FSTA event in Tampa Bay? How is the FSTA draft going? Is Mike Trout that much better than Mookie Betts? How is pitching being valued? Is it time to move on from saves to Solds (saves + holds)?
Intro to the Fantasy Guru MLB Package. Who is Ray Flowers? Is H2H right for baseball? How many leagues should you be in? Is Patrick Corbin worth it? Why are there so many free agents still unsigned? Why aren't teams spending money?
Why the NBA is garbage & the NFL has ruled the last 30 years
Brandon Marshall still wants to play, signs with Seahawks
Best ball RB pairings, how to fill your six RB spots
Late round sleeper RB's in best ball & beyond