This podcast is meant to be an enjoyable and educational argument explaining the merits of discussing sports betting lines and point spreads amongst sports fan, as well as in the mainstream sports media.
Bottom line: it makes things more fun, and the harm (here in the year 2014) is minimal.
But more importantly, betting lines and point spreads are an added dimension that have always existed in major sports, so it is important to investigate both the positive and negative aspects of sports betting and the betting lines. Humans love risk, and this chat is meant to explore the full range of good vs. bad regarding predictive analysis and potential risk, in sports and in everyday life.
Dan Krier is the host of Walk the Line for Impact Sports