Nick Giffen

780 Posts
Nick Giffen
780 Posts
Role
Predictive Analyst
Experience
10 years
Total Bets
2K
Followers
22K

Summary

Nick Giffen is a predictive analyst at Action Network and is the creator of the NFL Luck Rankings. He also hosts Bet What Happens Live! on Action Network’s YouTube channel during the NFL season, and co-hosts Running Hot, Action’s auto racing podcast.

Aside from the NFL, Nick uses his projection models to specialize in NASCAR betting and DFS, NCAA basketball player props, and projections for top soccer tournaments.

Experience

After getting his Ph.D. in mathematics, Nick worked in the biotechnology industry as a data analyst, working with large data sets to optimize corn to ethanol production. During that time, he also wrote about fantasy football and fantasy NASCAR for RotoViz. 

In 2016, he became a co-owner of RotoViz. Since then, Giffen has worked as a freelancer with FantasyLabs and the Action Network, before being hired as a full-time predictive analyst at Action in early 2022.

At Action, Giffen has developed in-game player prop models to live bet the NFL, which he uses on his show, Bet What Happens Live! He also pioneered Action's Luck Rankings, which have been used to bet NFL sides and totals successfully. 

Giffen frequently appears on several of Action's shows to talk NFL and college basketball, and he is a co-host of Running Hot, Action's motorsports betting podcast.

Education

Giffen graduated from James Madison University with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics. He earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics from N.C. State.

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Nick Giffen's Picks

Today
Martin Truex +1400
Brickyard 400 Presented by PPG
1u
https://www.actionnetwork.com/nascar/nascar-odds-expert-pick-indianapolis-brickyard-400-sunday-july-21
Ty Gibbs +102 vs Joey Logano
Brickyard 400 Presented by PPG
1u
Ty Gibbs +2700
Brickyard 400 Presented by PPG
0.5u
At Circa
William Byron +1500
Brickyard 400 Presented by PPG
0.5u
Denny Hamlin +500
Brickyard 400 Presented by PPG
2u
I'm sick to my stomach betting this but I have over the 16.7% implied odds to win for Hamlin A bit over 18% per my model
Bubba Wallace +135 (Top 10)
Brickyard 400 Presented by PPG
1u
#RunningHot
William Byron +200 (Top 5)
Brickyard 400 Presented by PPG
1u
Brickyard 400: R. Stenhouse Jr. Finishing Position under 23.5+105
1u
#RunningHot
IndyCar at Toronto: K. Kirkwood to win+1600
1u
https://www.actionnetwork.com/motor-sports/indycar-odds-pick-ontario-honda-dealers-indy-toronto-sunday-july-21
Pending
Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest: Esper/Webb under 99.5 HDB combined-112
1.12u
https://www.actionnetwork.com/general/2024-nathans-hot-dog-eating-contest-odds-best-bets-picks-hot-dog-contest-fourth-of-july
Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest: J. Webb to win+170
1u
Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest: P. Bertoletti to win+1200
0.1u
https://www.actionnetwork.com/general/2024-nathans-hot-dog-eating-contest-odds-best-bets-picks-hot-dog-contest-fourth-of-july
Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest: Men's Winning Total under 51.5-108
1.08u
https://www.actionnetwork.com/general/2024-nathans-hot-dog-eating-contest-odds-best-bets-picks-hot-dog-contest-fourth-of-july
NED/TUR: Correct Score Netherlands 6-1+18000
0.02u
https://www.actionnetwork.com/soccer/saturday-euro-2024-picks-england-switzerland-netherlands-turkey
K. Larson Stage 1 Winner+200
1u
T. Gibbs Stage 1 Winner+500
1u
C. Bell Stage 2 Winner+425
1u
Should be +400 ... will get it fixed later
T. Reddick Stage 2 Winner+450
1u
Grant Park 165: S. van Gisbergen win? NO-240
1u
Talked about this with @GregMatherne84 amd we're in
Grant Park 165: S. van Gisbergen win? NO-210
1u
Adding more at Circa
INDYCAR Iowa race 1: S. Ferrucci to win+6000
0.25u
Got 80 and moved to 60...still good
R. Stenhouse Jr. Finishing Position under 20.5-115
1.15u
https://www.actionnetwork.com/nascar/nascar-odds-expert-pick-pocono-great-american-getaway-400
Denny Hamlin over 2.5 wins+130
1u
At Superbook
Chase Elliott over 1.5 wins-120
1.2u
At Superbook
2024 NASCAR Cup Series Champion: Ross Chastain+2200
0.25u
#RunningHot
2024 NASCAR Cup Series Championship Winning Team: Joe Gibbs Racing+200
1u
#RunningHot
2024 NASCAR Cup Series Champion: Ross Chastain +3000
0.25u
SuperBook
Futures
Past Performance
Yesterday0-0-00%
0.00u
Last 7 Days1-7-013%
-2.82u
Last 30 Days18-69-021%
-6.76u
All Time711-1325-1235%
206.15u
Top Leagues
NCAAB339-258-556%
104.30u
NASCAR152-701-218%
53.12u
NFL180-274-439%
42.50u
NHL3-0-0100%
3.82u
World Cup13-26-033%
1.18u
Women's World Cup1-4-020%
-0.95u
MLB2-3-040%
-1.46u
European Championship17-49-125%
-3.47u
Betting Highlights
Favorite Bet of All-Time
I bet on my favorite driver Kyle Kirkwood at 20-1 to win the Long Beach Grand Prix. I went to the race and watched him win it in person for his first career IndyCar win. It was the first time I watched him race an IndyCar in person, so I'm officially his good luck charm.
Specialties
  • NASCAR Expert
  • NFL Luck Rankings
  • NCAAB Player Props