Over/Under With Sean Koerner (Mar. 19): Long Beach, Sublime, Nolan Ryan

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Mar 20, 2020, 10:00 PM EDT

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FantasyLabs Editor-in-Chief Matthew Freedman checks in with Sean Koerner, the Director of Predictive Analytics at The Action Network, and they play a quick game of Over/Under.


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Long Beach: Ranking Among Most Populous U.S. Cities

  • Over: 38.5
  • Under: 38.5

Sean’s hometown is Torrance, CA, but he now lives in Long Beach, which has an estimated population of 467,354. It’s the seventh-most populous city in California.

Where does Long Beach rank among the most popular cities in the country?

Sean’s Pick: Under
Answer: 39 – Over

Long Beach State Basketball Leading Scorer Chance Hunter: Total Points in 2019-20 Season

  • Over: 445.5
  • Under: 445.5

Just because there’s no NCAA Tournament doesn’t mean we can’t bet on college basketball. Sean attended Long Beach State, whose basketball team this season was led by freshman guard Chance Hunter, who averaged 13.9 points per game.

How many points did Hunter score on the year?

Sean’s Pick: Over
Answer: 444 – Under

NFL: Total Touchdowns in 2019 Regular Season

  • Over: 1,335.5
  • Under: 1,335.5

Sean’s favorite sport is football, and he has been one of the top in-season FantasyPros rankers for fantasy football over the past half decade. In 2019, the NFL enjoyed one of its most offensively productive seasons in history, with top-two per-drive marks in plays (5.86), yards (31.2) and points (1.95).

How many total NFL touchdowns were scored in 2019?

Sean’s Pick: Over
Answer: 1,332 – Under

1996 Album Sublime: Top Charting Position on Billboard 200 

  • Over: 5.5
  • Under: 5.5

The 1990s ska punk band Sublime hailed from Long Beach, and its 1996 eponymous record — recorded shortly before singer Bradley Nowell’s untimely passing — launched several hit singles, including the classic “What I Got.”

How high did the album Sublime get in the Billboard 200?

Sean’s Pick: Under
Answer: 13 – Over

Nolan Ryan: Total Strikeouts With California Angels

  • Over: 2,425.5
  • Under: 2425.5

Known for throwing hard and putting a whuppin’ on an in-his-prime Robin Ventura as a 46-year-old soon-to-be retiree …

… Nolan Ryan holds MLB records unlikely ever to be broken with 5,714 strikeouts and seven no-hitters. A relief pitcher and swing starter for the 1969 World Series-winning Amazin’ Mets, Ryan was traded to the Angels after the 1971 season and spent eight years with the team before making his way to his native Texas.

How many strikeouts did Ryan total with the Angels?

Sean’s Pick: Under
Answer: 2,416 – Under

Freedman’s Over/Under Record

Mar. 19: 4-1
All Time: 4-1


Freedman is the Editor-in-Chief of FantasyLabs, part of The Action Network.

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