Sportscasting is an art that seems to require much experience in a particular sport field, along with intelligence and intuition. It goes beyond picking what is popular, or what everyone else thinks. Those that are really good at it have a thorough understanding of the sport and what makes it takes to win it.
Being able to apply that knowledge to an individual athlete or team, be able to intuit if that person or team is capable of winning, looking at the rest of the field to ascertain the competition, and then come up with their analysis of the best potential outcome. That is sportscasting at its best.
Enjoy this example of sportscasting at its worst!