VR seems to have a good handle on historical point spread tendencies but doesn't do a lot of work on the team/player matchups. An example is his thinking that Aaron Rodgers being out was being overreacted to on the betting line Vs. Philly a few weeks ago (and there was more to the line than Rodgers being out.) I still like listening to him.
Pregame provides LOTS of very valuable and free info and conversation on the podcasts (that kind of audio content and conversation is not available anywhere else, especially without the "personality" crap) and any marketing done off of this is okay with me; it's just buyer beware, as always. As for me, I learned a long time ago that is well nigh impossible -- for me anyway -- to win at gambling in the long run, which is why I bet extremely small, for amusement only.