By Mike Tenay

Thanksgiving weekend is always special when it comes to sports viewing and sports betting options, and Professor Vegas says on his podcast that 2015 is no exception.

The dean of Vegas bookies, Jimmy Vaccaro of the South Point Hotel and Casino, explains how important Monday Night Football’s New England-Buffalo game was to the bookmakers and bettors’ bottom line. He also tells us how the Michigan State upset of Ohio State was big for his casino in particular. Jimmy also addresses how often Las Vegas sports books end up with even amounts on both sides of a game, as opposed to the casino rooting for a specific team to cover the point spread.

Raphael Esparza, a former Vegas bookie turned professional handicapper for Doc’s Sports Service, makes his first appearance on Professor Vegas. Esparza breaks down a huge slate of NFL and college games with his personal betting suggestions. Does two-touchdown underdog Auburn have a chance to beat Alabama in the Iron Bowl? Will Ohio State bounce back at Michigan after the Michigan State defeat? And should bettors bail or back the unbeaten Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots?

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If you are playing fantasy football, you owe it yourself to listen to guest Matt Camp of Bleacher Report and Sirius/XM Radio. He has tons of injury updates and sleeper picks. According to Camp, Carolina’s Cam Newton is not the only NFC South quarterback that deserves your attention this week. Camp also has under-the-radar suggestions at the running back, wide receiver and tight end positions.

The answers and so much more await you in the latest episode of the Professor Vegas Sports Betting Podcast, available every Thursday on iTunes and