Since starting this podcast a couple years back, few guests have been on as regularly as Adam Kramer of KegsNEggsBlog.com, and now of Bleacher Report. And after a long winter hiatus, Adam was back on the show earlier this week to talk about his new gig at B/R, a college football playoff, and most importantly his favorite subject… gambling odds.
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That’s right, Adam and I did a whole hour talking the best and worst bets in college football, but we began with…
- Adam’s new role at Bleacher Report, and how he’s liking it so far. Adam discusses the transition of going from short-form, quick-hit writing, to longer form, as well as what his “kryptonite” is in regards to shooting video.
- We discuss the good and the bad of college football’s new playoff. Adam likes the idea of four teams, but is still wrapping his head around the idea of a selection committee. We both agree that the “argument” over the fifth best team won’t be nearly as fierce as the third best team, and that overall, this is a step in the right direction for college football.
- Switching back to 2012, Adam and I discuss the USC Trojans heading into the fall. They opened up in the middle of the pack, but have quickly become the odds on favorites to win the BCS title. At 3-1 odds (which they’re going off at in most books), Adam isn’t sold on them as a good bet. I’m just not sold on them period.
- In the SEC, the odds have shifted in most books, where LSU opened as a heavy favorite, and now appear to be co-favorites with Alabama. Is that because Alabama has more talent than people realize, or strictly because the Crimson Tide are a heavily bet on “public” team.
- Staying in the SEC, how have Arkansas’ odds been impacted by the departure of Bobby Petrino? More importantly, even with slightly longer odds than most teams of their caliber, could Adam possibly justify putting money on them?
- Moving to the Big XII, Adam and I both agree on Texas being undervalued and West Virginia being overvalued. Later, we turn the subject to Oklahoma, and both agree that we’re terrified of all things Landry Jones.
- Wrapping up, we’ve got Notre Dame… and my oh my, what is Vegas thinking putting them at 30-1 odds? More importantly, how could anyone possibly justify betting them at that number?
Plus much, much more…
Folks, college football is still about two months away, but if you’re thinking about placing a few wagers, now is the time to do it. Nobody knows the sport and knows gambling quite like Adam Kramer, and before you make your bets, this is a podcast worth listening to.
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Regardless, I want to quickly thank Aaron again for joining the show, and thank you for taking the time to listen.
Until next time…
college football is still about two months away, but if you’re thinking about placing a few wagers, now is the time to do it. Nobody knows the sport and knows gambling quite like Adam Kramer, and before you make your bets, this is a podcast worth listening to.
@GamingIncCEO Thanks brother. My man @KegsnEggs really brought the heavy artillery. Was an awful lot of fun...