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Covering the Spread

A daily sports-betting podcast hosted by FanDuel Research's Jim Sannes and a rotating group of analysts, Covering the Spread outlines where you can find value at FanDuel Sportsbook when betting football, basketball, baseball, golf, NASCAR, and more.

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NBA Play-In Tournament Betting Preview 2024
The seeds are set for this year's NBA Play-In Tournament. Where can we find betting value at FanDuel Sportsbook? FanDuel Research's Tom Vecchio joins Jim Sannes to preview the tournament, discussing takeaways from the first few years of the play-in, odds to make the playoffs, and Tuesday's opening games.
22:41 4/15/24
UFC 300 and EPL Matchweek 33
UFC 300 is Saturday, and it comes with a loaded card. Where can we find betting value for it at FanDuel Sportsbook? FanDuel Research's Austin Swaim joins Jim Sannes to preview it all, discussing the two main events and his favorite moneylines and props (3:12). Later, Austan Kas joins the show to discuss where he sees value across the EPL's Matchweek 33 (23:59).
32:17 4/12/24
NBA and NHL Betting for Thursday 4/11/24
Thursday brings a pair of national TV games in the NBA along with a massive NHL slate. Where can we find betting value for them at FanDuel Sportsbook? FanDuel Research's Tom Vecchio joins Jim Sannes to preview both, discussing his favorite NBA bets of the night (3:05) and where he's seeing value in the NHL (9:36). Later, Sannes previews Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race in Texas and discusses a pair of top-10s that stand out to him (17:49).
21:50 4/11/24
The Masters Betting Preview 2024
The 2024 Masters Tournament tees off Thursday at Augusta National, and we have a full complement of markets available at FanDuel Sportsbook. Where can we find the best value? FanDuel Research's Brandon Gdula joins Jim Sannes to preview the event, discussing keys to success at Augusta, his view of Scottie Scheffler, top outrights, and other bets to target for the week.
32:40 4/10/24
MLB Betting for Tuesday 4/9/24
With all 30 teams in action, we've got plenty of options for betting Tuesday at FanDuel Sportsbook. Which bets stand out most? FanDuel Research's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing a same-game parlay he likes, a total that may be too low, and a home underdog with a good shot to pull an upset.
16:00 4/9/24
Men's College Basketball National Championship Game Preview 2024
The stage is set for tonight's Men's College Basketball National Championship Game between UConn and Purdue. Where can we find betting value for the game at FanDuel Sportsbook? FanDuel Research's Aidan Cotter and Riley Thomas join Jim Sannes to preview the game, discussing their read on the spread and total, player props, and their favorite same-game parlay of the night.
24:55 4/8/24
Stefon Diggs to Houston and EPL Matchweek 32
The top of the table is tight in the English Premier League entering Matchweek 32. Can we find any value in betting league outrights at FanDuel Sportsbook? FanDuel Research's Austan Kas joins Jim Sannes to discuss his view of that plus his favorite bets for this weekend (2:44). Later, Sannes digs into the betting fallout of the Buffalo Bills trading Stefon Diggs to the Houston Texans (13:09) and a driver he's targeting for this week's NASCAR Cup Series race in Martinsville (19:43).
25:27 4/5/24
Men's and Women's College Basketball Final Four Previews
The Final Four for both the Men's and Women's College Basketball Tournaments take place this weekend. Where can we find betting value for each at FanDuel Sportsbook? The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng joins FanDuel Research's Jim Sannes to preview all four games, discussing his read on the markets and which bets he thinks are worth exploring.
28:30 4/4/24
MLB Betting for Wednesday 4/3/24
Wednesday features MLB games scattered throughout the day. Where can we find betting value across the various game times at FanDuel Sportsbook? FanDuel Research's Jim Sannes previews the day's action, discussing a pair of bets -- including a same-game parlay -- he likes at FanDuel Sportsbook in the afternoon window before also outlining his favorite bet of the night (4:07). Then, Sannes previews Sunday's Formula 1 race in Japan and details the two spots where his numbers show value (12:10).
18:43 4/3/24
NBA and NHL Betting for Tuesday 4/2/24
Tuesday night brings a meaty slate in both the NBA and the NHL. Where can we find value across them at FanDuel Sportsbook? FanDuel Research's Tom Vecchio joins Jim Sannes to preview the night's action, discussing his favorite sides, totals, and player props across the NBA (4:34) and his ideal betting targets in the NHL (14:44).
20:33 4/2/24
NFL Win Totals to Target for 2024
With free agency largely in the books, FanDuel Sportsbook now has win totals posted for the 2024 NFL season. Which of them should we target from the jump? FanDuel Research's Jim Sannes digs into the numbers, outlining his favorite win totals at FanDuel and why his model is showing value on those markets.
18:38 4/1/24
Men's College Basketball Betting for Friday 3/29/24
The Sweet 16 of the Men's College Basketball Tournament wraps up Friday with four more games. How should we bet those -- and Saturday's Elite Eight games -- at FanDuel Sportsbook? FanDuel Research's Riley Thomas joins Jim Sannes to dig into all six of those games and lay out where he sees value in the betting markets (2:31). Later, Sannes previews Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race in Richmond and pinpoints a pair of top-10 bets he likes (17:07).
21:15 3/29/24
Men's College Basketball Betting for Thursday 3/28/24
The Sweet 16 of the Men's College Basketball Tournament tips off Thursday with four games. Where can we find betting value at FanDuel Sportsbook? FanDuel Research's Aidan Cotter joins Jim Sannes to preview Thursday's games, discussing his read on each of them and his favorite spreads and player props of the night.
29:27 3/28/24
MLB Opening Day Betting Preview 2024
MLB Opening Day is tomorrow and it brings a full slate of games at the FanDuel Sportsbook. Which player props should you target with so many teams in action? FanDuel Research's Tom Vecchio breaks it all down going through some pitching and hitting props to get the season started. 
18:52 3/27/24
2024 College Football Futures First Look
With spring football starting up around the country, which college football futures might be undervalued entering the 2024 season? FanDuel Research's Austin Swaim breaks down four teams -- one from each Power 4 conference -- that he's targeting in the markets now released on FanDuel Sportsbook.
25:02 3/26/24
MLB Futures Betting for the 2024 Season
With Opening Day just around the corner, now's our last chance to lock in futures before games get underway. Which ones stand out as being the best values at FanDuel Sportsbook? FanDuel Research's Tom Vecchio breaks it all down, discussing player season-long props and league leader markets. 
20:28 3/25/24
Men's College Basketball Betting for Friday 3/22/24
The second day of the Men's College Basketball Tournament brings 16 more games we can bet on. Where can we find the best value at FanDuel Sportsbook? FanDuel Research's Aidan Cotter joins Jim Sannes to preview the action, discussing his favorite bets across each region and any futures he wants to snag before the opening tip.
28:23 3/21/24
Men's College Basketball Betting for Thursday 3/21/24
The Round of 64 in the Men's College Basketball Tournament begins Thursday with 16 games on tap. Where can we find betting value across them at FanDuel Sportsbook? FanDuel Research's Riley Thomas joins Jim Sannes to preview the opening slate of games, outlining his favorite bets in each region.
24:32 3/20/24
Women's College Basketball Tournament Preview
South Carolina is the heavy favorite to win this year's Women's College Basketball Tournament, but Iowa and Caitlin Clark are lurking. Where can we find betting value across the tourney at FanDuel Sportsbook? Her Hoop Stats' Justin Carter joins FanDuel Research's Jim Sannes to break down the bracket, discussing whether anybody can top South Carolina, the loaded South Region, and his favorite futures to lock in before things get underway.
19:25 3/19/24
2024 Men's College Basketball Tournament Bracket Breakdown
The bracket is now set for the 2024 Men's College Basketball Tournament. What are the keys to filling out a quality bracket in your pools this year? The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng and ShotQuality's Bennett Corcoran join Jim Sannes to break it all down, discussing strategy for your pools, their view of the National Championship contenders, teams that could make a surprise run, and much more.
69:22 3/18/24
Top NFL Futures to Target Post-Free Agency
With one week of free agency in the books, most of the key names are off the market. Which futures stand out at FanDuel Sportsbook now that the dust has settled? FanDuel Research's Jim Sannes digs into the markets and discusses his four favorite bets currently available based on what we've seen the past week.
20:26 3/18/24
Men's College Basketball Betting for Friday 3/15/24
The men's college basketball conference tournament play heats up Friday with both the ACC and Big 12 into their semifinals. Where can we find value in those games and others at FanDuel Sportsbook? FanDuel Research's Riley Thomas joins Jim Sannes to preview Friday's biggest games and discuss his favorite bets of the day (3:06). Later, Austan Kas joins the show to give his read on Matchweek 29 in the EPL (16:11).
29:17 3/15/24
NFL Free Agency Takeaways and NASCAR in Bristol
Most of the NFL's key free agents have found new teams, giving us a good lay of the land across the league. What should we make of all of it in the futures market? FanDuel's Ryan Williams joins Jim Sannes to recap the week's key signings, discuss which teams have seen their stock go up or down, and outline where he sees value at FanDuel Sportsbook (4:07). Later, Sannes previews this week's NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 in Bristol and discusses his two favorite bets (26:14).
31:46 3/14/24
Men's College Basketball Betting for Wednesday 3/13/24
The men's college basketball conference tournaments heat up on Wednesday. Where can we find betting value at FanDuel Sportsbook? FanDuel Research's Aidan Cotter joins Jim Sannes to preview the day's slate, discussing his favorite bets across the ACC, Big 10, and Big 12 tournaments.
25:17 3/13/24
NFL Free Agency Day One Reactions
The opening day of the NFL's legal tampering period several key moves, headlined by Kirk Cousins' move to the Atlanta Falcons. What does all of this mean for betting markets at FanDuel Sportsbook? FanDuel Research's Jim Sannes breaks it all down, discussing the key moves, how they altered his win total model for 2024, and where we can find betting value in the divisional markets.
25:00 3/12/24
Men's College Basketball Conference Tournaments Preview 2024
The major men's college basketball conference tournaments all get underway this week. Where can we find betting value in the outright markets at FanDuel Sportsbook? The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng joins FanDuel Research's Jim Sannes to dig into the various tournaments, discussing his read on the battle between Duke and UNC in the ACC, whether anyone can knock off Purdue in the Big 10, and other spots where he sees value.
33:00 3/11/24
UFC 299 Betting Preview: O'Malley vs. Vera
UFC 299 features a loaded card, headlined by Sean O'Malley taking on Chito Vera. Where can we find betting value in that match and the rest of the card at FanDuel Sportsbook? FanDuel Research's Austin Swaim joins Jim Sannes to preview the card, discussing his view of O'Malley vs. Vera, which moneylines he's targeting, and his favorite props of the night.
26:16 3/8/24
EPL Matchweek 28 and NASCAR in Phoenix
Two big matches are on tap during Matchweek 28 of the English Premier League as Tottenham hosts Aston Villa and Liverpool takes on Manchester City. Where can we find betting value within those matches at FanDuel Sportsbook? FanDuel Research's Austan Kas joins Jim Sannes to preview the slate, discussing his view of those two games and other bets he likes this weekend (3:07). Later, Sannes previews this weekend's NASCAR races in Phoenix and discusses where his models show value (15:58).
22:21 3/7/24
MLB Futures and F1 in Saudi Arabia
The official start of the 2024 MLB season is just two weeks away. Which futures should we snag as spring training ramps up? FanDuel Research's Jim Sannes digs into the markets at FanDuel Sportsbook and outlines three futures he thinks are values right now (3:33). Later, Sannes previews this weekend's F1 race in Saudi Arabia and discusses where his model shows value (12:20).
18:49 3/6/24
NBA and NHL Betting for Tuesday 3/5/24
Tuesday night brings a nine-game slate in both the NBA and NHL. Which bets stand out across each at FanDuel Sportsbook? FanDuel Research's Tom Vecchio joins Jim Sannes to discuss his favorite spreads, totals, and player props in the NBA (3:27) before breaking down the upcoming NHL trade deadline and where he sees value there tonight (11:17).
25:48 3/5/24