The Football Analytics Show uses data and computers to make predictions on games and break down match ups. The show covers both college football and the NFL.
Gill Alexander on the NFL Conference Championships, 2022
Gill Alexander, the host of A Numbers Game on VSIN and the Beating the Book podcast, joins the show for a wide ranging NFL conversation. He first describes the debate between those who follow analytics and those who hate it, and which side is winning 2022. Then he breaks down the two conference championship games:
Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams The conversation also touches on the New Orleans Saints, the Washington Football Team (Gill's team), and the future of sports betting.
Fabian Sommer on NFL analytics, Divisional Playoff 2022
Fabian Sommer, a football analyst who uses analytics and data in his handicapping, joins the show to discuss the NFL Divisional Playoffs. First, he describes the variety of metrics he uses in evaluating match ups in NFL games. He also discusses closing line value and the curious case of Philadelphia. Then he breaks down the NFL Divisional Playoffs, which includes:
Cincinnati Bengals at Tennessee Titans San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers Los Angeles Rams at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs We end with a great discussion of books.
John Sheeran on the NFL Wild Card Playoff, 2022
John Sheeran, the Director of Trading at FanDuel Sportsbook, joins the show to discuss the NFL. First, John discusses the Chargers vs Raiders game that could have ended in a tie and how FanDuel uses an analytics based model to help set the market. Then, John breaks down these Wild Card games:
Las Vegas at Cincinnati New England at Buffalo San Francisco at Dallas Arizona at Los Angeles Rams
Josh Hermsmeyer on NFL analytics
Josh Hermsmeyer of FiveThirtyEight joins the show to discuss the NFL before the 2022 playoffs. He talks about his prime Super Bowl contenders and the metrics that he uses to evaluate them. The discussion also touches on NFL quarterbacks such as Josh Allen, Carson Wentz, and Justin Herbert (one is getting lucky, one needs to throw deep more). Josh also talks about a new metric for pass rushers and whether he would re-sign Baker Mayfield. The conversation ends with a great discussion of meat.
Josh Hancher on Georgia vs Michigan
Josh Hancher of Dawg Sports Live joins the show to discuss the college football playoff semi-final game between Georgia vs Michigan. He provides a look at the Georgia program under Kirby Smart, and host Ed Feng chimes in with the similarities and differences with Michigan. Josh breaks down the quarterbacks in this game and in particular what to expect from Georgia. There is one QB statistic that seems to favor Michigan but actually favors Georgia. This episode also includes The Power Rank's prediction for this game and a potential final between Georgia and Alabama.
Collin Wilson on college football betting, 2021
Collin Wilson, senior writer at The Action Network, joins the show for a wide ranging conversation. After describing how he left software consulting for college football media, Collin talks about how his college football ratings work. Then he discusses a number of college football bowl games, including Alabama vs Cincinnati, Georgia vs Michigan and Arkansas vs Penn State. Finally, Collin gives three bets with value.
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