Brandon Anderson

647 Posts
Brandon Anderson
647 Posts
NBA props guy, plus NFL spread picks for every game and general NBA/NFL coverage and futures.
Role
Staff Writer
Experience
1 years
Location
Chicago
Total Bets
3.7K
Followers
61.8K

Brandon Anderson's Picks

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Futures
Atlanta Hawks+175
2021-22 NBA Southeast Division - To Win
1u
Hawks and Heat are near even to me but Atlanta younger and deeper, Miami older and more injury prone so floor is lower. Odds too far from even.
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Cade Cunningham+500
2021-22 NBA Rookie of the Year
2u
Yeahhhh you’re giving me 5-1 odds on the best and readiest player in the draft and obvious ROY favorite because he missed the first week?? This could look very silly very quickly.
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Cade Cunningham+325
2021-22 NBA Rookie of the Year
1u
16-7-7 last 5. Way more time on ball now and the numbers are coming. Scottie fading some and Green remains mostly a non factor. Mobley out. It’s time.
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Jacksonville Jaguars+12000
2022-23 NFL Superbowl - To Win
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2/18 could Jags be next year's Bengals? soph #1 QB, Zac Taylor's bro as new OC, Doug Pederson a huge upgrade over Urban, plus #1 pick and oodles of cap space
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New York Jets+15000
2022-23 NFL Superbowl - To Win
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2/18 Jets next year's Bengals? Soph QB leap, breakout coaching staff, double FA crop w Lawson/Davis healthy. injuries killed this year but still improved. not as crazy as you think
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2021-22 NBA Finals MVP+850
2021-22 NBA Finals MVP
1u
Giannis post G4 vs Boston. I’ve seen enough. Stop the count.
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Golden State Warriors+650
2022-23 NBA Championship - To Win
1u
Wiggins and youths for KD, send it in. Superbook odds. If KD goes, this becomes a coin flip. If not, whatever, go Steph. 6/30/22
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Los Angeles Lakers+1000
2022-23 NBA Western Conference - To Win
1u
7/3 BetRivers. Looks a fair accompli that Russ will soon go for Kyrie and a shooter. Add those two to LeBron Brow and this line is way off.
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Paolo Banchero+440
2022-23 NBA Rookie of the Year
1u
9 of last 15 ROY top 3 picks. Paolo is ready and will rack up PRA. Inefficiency, turnovers, wins don’t matter for ROY. Of top 3, he’ll have ball in hands most and has NBA ready body. Should be +250 at worst and I’m not sure I’d price him longer than +200. FD odds still too high after Chet hype.
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Cleveland Cavaliers o41.5-110
2022-23 NBA Regular Season - Total Wins
3u
Mobley-Allen if healthy form a top 5 D, those 2 and Garland should take another step forward. Added depth. East #1 SRS til late injuries. D = high floor. I project 44-52 wins. This line opened way low and will definitely be bet up.
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Houston Rockets u27.5-110
2022-23 NBA Regular Season - Total Wins
3u
An absurd opening line. Worst team in basketball and surest tank team. 8 rotation guys are 1st/2nd year. No true C. Maybe worst D in NBA. I’m going WAY under. Best bet last year and this line opened 5 too high.
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Philadelphia 76ers o50.5-110
2022-23 NBA Regular Season - Total Wins
2u
Love the roster additions. Tucker Melton House with Embiid Thybulle should be elite D and set a high floor. Harden bet on himself w contract. Maxey has another level. I give them 52-60 wins with that D barring big Embiid injury.
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New Orleans Pelicans+450
2022-23 NBA Southwest Division - To Win
1u
July Caesars line. Pels high variance but add healthy Zion + full year CJ could be top 5 O. Division feels open with Grizz (JJJ hurt, depth loss) Mavs (Brunson gone, D worse?)
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Cleveland Cavaliers+850
2022-23 NBA Central Division - To Win
1u
July Caesars. Cavs D should be great maybe elite. Young core improves, depth better. Led East metrics til injuries piled up. Can’t catch Bucks best but MIL could coast.
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Philadelphia 76ers+275
2022-23 NBA Atlantic Division - To Win
1u
July line. More, better Harden + MVP Embiid + elite D pieces = high floor, possible 1 seed. Back reg sn Sixers, & play before KD trade tanks odds.
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Memphis Grizzlies u51.5+100
2022-23 NBA Regular Season - Total Wins
2u
JJJ hurt and he’s key to both O/D. Spaces court and protects rim. Key depth/D pieces gone. Over performed last year, youth movement should be a step back in v competitive West.
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Past Performance
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All Time1719-1870-8347%
328.07u
Top Leagues
NFL521-490-1851%
170.11u
NBA1025-1152-5946%
96.17u
NCAAB120-147-444%
54.65u
NCAAF27-22-154%
9.64u
Champions6-4-155%
7.98u
MLS1-0-0100%
1.66u
ATP1-3-025%
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La Liga1-0-0100%
1.04u
WNBA1-0-0100%
0.90u
Premier League2-14-013%
-9.28u

Summary

Brandon covers all things NBA and NFL, specializing in NBA props and making ATS picks for every NFL game.

He appears on five weekly podcasts, covering NBA at Buckets, NFL at The Action Network Podcast, and fantasy football at Fantasy Flex.

Nobody loves a future long shot like Brandon, who has an incredible ability to spot a 150-1 long shot who drops all the way to 7-1 before losing with immense CLV and pride.

Experience

Brandon is an NBA and NFL staff writer for Action Network. He's been betting on something sports related for pretty much his entire life and writing fantasy football columns, weekly NFL picks articles, and futures awards long shots picks over the past couple decades. Brandon worked as a freelance writer over the past decade with featured work at Sports Illustrated's The Cauldron, Sports Pickle, Grandstand Central, Pivot Analysis, BetMGM Sports, and elsewhere. He's covered NFL, NBA, MLB, college hoops and football, fantasy sports, NFL and NBA Draft, Olympics, soccer, and just about any other sport he can get his hands on. Brandon has written and contributed on over 1000 pieces at Action Network with an app ROI over 15%. His published props last season finished over 20% for NBA regular season, 22% in NBA playoffs, and 17% in March Madness.

Education

Brandon studied Bible and Math at Wheaton College (IL) and got his masters in Biblical Exegesis there. When he wasn't studying, he spent most of his time working at the school's Phonathon, where he called alumni and parents and asked for financial gifts for the school. He went on to run the Phonathon program for a decade and then spent half a decade consulting in the fundraising and development world on Phonathons, grant research, writing, and data analysis. What are you talking about -- working at Action Network is a perfectly natural progression!

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Betting Highlights
Favorite Bet of All-Time
Every time I spot a wild long shot futures bet and pre-tell the narrative on how that player will make a run at the award and then slowly watch the odds fall from 150-1 to 75-1 to 25-1 to 5-1 as the national media finally has the conversation. Think Joe Ingles 6MOY.
Most Heartbreaking Bet
Every time that wild long shot futures bet ends up losing anyway even at immense value after making an incredible run, making me feel both genius and idiotic simultaneously. Think Jordan Clarkson 6MOY.
Specialties
  • NBA props guy
  • NFL spread picks for every game
  • General NBA/NFL coverage and futures.