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Beating The Book with Gill Alexander

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Beating the Book with Gill Alexander, providing sports bettors with a winning edge through advanced stats. Includes free picks, odds, line moves, handicapping tips, previews, and Las Vegas gambling stories. Covers NFL, college football, MLB baseball, golf, horse racing, and more - hosted by Gill Alexander, and featuring the most impressive collection of handicappers and sports betting experts found anywhere. Bi-weekly during football season. Weekly otherwise.

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Episodes

Beating The Book: Chris Fallica, ESPN College GameDay, College Football Season Win Totals & 2017 Q2 MLB Derivative Stats Show

7/4/2017
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ESPN College GameDay’s “The Bear”, Chris Fallica joins Gill Alexander for another in their series of chats to give his thoughts on College Football Season Win Totals. Then, sabermetrician, Basewinner, and Gill break down the most and least profitable money line clubs in baseball (home/road splits), the best and worst run line clubs, the clubs with the biggest difference between their money line and run line performances, the most reliable totals umpires, the best and worst first 5 inning...

Duration: 01:35:35


Beating The Book: Chris Fallica, ESPN College GameDay, on Week 1 and Games of the Year lines, Nick Bakay, ESPN Sports Betting Pioneer, Chris Vernon, The Ringer NBA Podcast, on Warriors 16-0 Prop

6/9/2017
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ESPN College GameDay’s “The Bear”, Chris Fallica joins Gill Alexander to give his thoughts on the College Football Week 1 lines and Games of the Year that catch his eye. Plus, author of ESPN’s classic segment, “Tale of the Tape”, Nick Bakay stops by for chat and shares a story about running into his childhood idol, the since tarnished OJ Simpson. Then, host of the Ringer’s NBA Podcast, Chris Vernon, turns the tables on Gill and asks him if and how he’ll hedge his position on the Warriors...

Duration: 01:10:12


Beating The Book: Aaron Schatz, NFL Season Win Totals, 2017 Q1 MLB Derivative Stats Show, Joe Peta Q1 MLB Pricing

5/26/2017
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This one is super-sized. Host Gill Alexander first welcomes the founder of Football Outsiders, Aaron Schatz, for analytics based insight to NFL season win totals. Then, sabermetrician, Basewinner, and Gill break down the most and least profitable money line clubs in baseball (home/road splits), the best and worst run line clubs, the clubs with the biggest difference between their money line and run line performances, the most reliable totals umpires, the best and worst first 5 inning teams...

Duration: 01:45:48


Beating The Book: Warren Sharp, NFL Strength of Schedule Analysis & 142nd Preakness Stakes Preview and Picks

5/19/2017
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Host Gill Alexander and Sharp Football Analysis and Sharp Football Stats creator, Warren Sharp, break down strength of schedule for the upcoming NFL season through the prism of both offensive and defensive perspectives. It’s the antidote to lazy mainstream media analysis of strength of schedule. Then, Marco D'Angelo of WagerTalk, the Vegas Stats & Information Network’s Vinny Magliulo, ESPN’s Chris Fallica, the Daily Racing Form’s Peter Fornatale, and Southpoint Sportsbook Director and...

Duration: 01:34:34


Beating The Book: 143rd Kentucky Derby Preview and Picks

5/5/2017
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It’s super-sized. Ron Flatter of the Vegas Stats & Information Network gives his Kentucky Derby Championship Formula, narrowing the list of potential winners to five horses in the process. Then, horse racing expert Marco D'Angelo (he who called the Derby win of 30-1 shot Animal Kingdom six years ago) of WagerTalk and VSiN’s Vinny Magliulo break down the race, all culminating with racing aficionado and Southpoint Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews, ESPN’s Chris Fallica (who had Orb in 2013...

Duration: 01:35:55


Beating The Book: Brent Musburger

4/18/2017
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Brent Musburger joins Host Gill Alexander to share stories and perspective from his career in sports broadcasting, including from his days at the NFL Today involving, among others, of course, Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder. Also, Brent details some of his encounters with Howard Cosell, the valuable baseball card(s) he owns, his thoughts on the sports betting landscape, and even insight to that night when Eminem showed up in the ABC College Football booth. Recorded over a span of several weeks in...

Duration: 01:05:39


Beating The Book: Joe Peta, ESPN Chalk, on 2017 NL/AL Season Win Totals, Paul Sporer, FanGraphs, 2017 Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitcher Guide

3/29/2017
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Joe Peta, author of "Trading Bases, a Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball* (*) Not necessarily in that order” and writer for Chalk at ESPN.com takes a break from his actual job crunching numbers and joins Host Gill Alexander for another in a long line of appearances on the pod, this time with an exclusive preview of his 2017 National League and American League Season win totals best bets. Then, fantasy baseball geeks (and baseball bettors), it's time. No one has podcasted more...

Duration: 02:00:58


Beating The Book: The 2017 NCAA Tournament Special with Peter Keating, Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine, on Giant Killers, Matt Youmans, Senior Editor, VSiN, and Jonathan von Tobel on ATS Market Analysis, and Adam Stanco, Pac 12 Network, on pools.

3/15/2017
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We've got the madness covered like no one else. Peter Keating, Senior Writer at ESPN The Magazine, joins Host Gill Alexander and does what he does best, isolating the best Giant Killer candidates in this week's NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament. Plus, VSiN’s Matt Youmans and Jonathan von Tobel analyze each first round matchup through an ATS prism, while Adam Stanco of the Pac 12 Network gives his thoughts on the 32 teams you should advance to Round 2 in your brackets. It's our...

Duration: 01:28:34


Beating The Book: NFL MegaPod Super Bowl LI Props Edition

2/1/2017
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And so, it comes to this. Before the Atlanta Falcons take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, enjoy the final NFL MegaPod of the season, replete with game and prop analysis. MGM Resorts International VP of Race & Sports, Jay Rood, joins Host Gill Alexander, WagerTalk.com's Marco DAngelo, and Ace to give insight from behind the book on game and props betting behavior, while the panel breaks down the game itself and offers up what it sees as the...

Duration: 00:53:08


Beating The Book: The 6th Annual Vegas Lifestyle Show: A Man's Guide to Sin City

1/26/2017
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It's the only non-sports betting episode of the calendar year, but for some, it's the most anticipated. If you're planning a trip to Vegas, let this be your guide. Host Gill Alexander, Marco D'Angelo, and man about town, Ace, take off their handicapping hats and are joined by Marc Meltzer of Covers.com and a variety of Vegas websites to discuss the best Steakhouses, Sportsbooks, Nightclubs, and Strip Clubs in Las Vegas. The Super Bowl's not for awhile. In the meantime, enjoy a man's guide...

Duration: 01:10:09


Beating The Book: NFL MegaPod Championship Round 2017

1/20/2017
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Half of the Massey-Peabody Analytics team and ESPN Predictive Analytics expert, as well, Rufus Peabody joins Host Gill Alexander in breaking down both the NFC Title Game (Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons), and the AFC equivalent (Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots). Of course, WagerTalk's Marco D'Angelo and the sports betting diaspora's Ace are here to give their Vegas perspective, as well. It's a Championship Round episode of Beating The Book (January 19, 2017).

Duration: 00:41:21


Beating The Book: Warren Sharp, Sharp Football Analysis & NFL MegaPod Divisional Round 2017

1/13/2017
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Warren Sharp of Sharp Football Analysis and the Sharp Football Analysis Podcast joins Host Gill Alexander and offers up his thoughts on an array of topics, including whether the new extra point rules in the NFL have had an impact on the key betting number of 7, and what some of the most commonly and falsely promulgated narratives are in today’s NFL. Then, it's MegaPod panel time as EV Bettor of Dr. Bob Sports and his gaudy 71% ATS record on NFL sides this season returns to the panel...

Duration: 01:44:42


Beating The Book: Aaron Schatz, Football Outsiders & NFL MegaPod Wild Card Round 2017

1/5/2017
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Making his annual NFL postseason appearance on the pod, Aaron Schatz, Creator and Editor-in-Chief of Football Outsiders and Insider at ESPN.com, joins Host Gill Alexander and offers up his thoughts on a host of topics, including his under-the-radar team to watch for betting value next season, based on his advanced metrics. Then, it's MegaPod panel time as South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews is a fish out of water, returning to the roundtable for the first time in a...

Duration: 01:25:53


Beating The Book: 2016 NFL MegaPod Week 17 Preview

12/30/2016
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Already having won the Wynn Eliminator Contest ($100,000) and Palms Contest in 2011, and now adding to it the win in the Station Casinos Last Man Standing Contest, Las Vegas Cris drops in on Host Gill Alexander, WagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner to break down this coming weekend's NFL lines. Included on the docket are the Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions, Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans, New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons,...

Duration: 00:44:13


Beating The Book: 2016 NFL MegaPod Week 16 Preview

12/23/2016
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Known for their prowess in baseball over the years but now applying their same approach to the NFL and experiencing similar success, particularly with in-game wagering, Mike of DataBaseWinner.com drops in on Host Gill Alexander, WagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner to break down this coming weekend's NFL lines. Included on the docket are the Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings at Green...

Duration: 01:07:02


Beating The Book: The Week 16 NFL Guessing Lines Show featuring Story Time w Chris Andrews & Jimmy Vaccaro

12/20/2016
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All good things must come to an end. In this, the final Guessing Lines episode of the season, South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews looks to isolate value in the coming week's NFL betting lines, as he and Host Gill Alexander run through each game on the Week 16 slate. Then, it's the finale in the wildly popular Story Time series, which concludes with Jimmy Vaccaro providing an intimate account of a day that began like any other, but ended with his integral involvement...

Duration: 01:18:35


Beating The Book: 2016 NFL MegaPod Week 15 Preview

12/16/2016
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The host of ESPN's OffSCenter podcast and a correspondent on SportsCenter itself, funnyman Reese Waters joins Host Gill Alexander, WagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner to break down this coming weekend's NFL lines. Included on the docket are the Carolina Panthers at Washington Redskins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders at San Diego Chargers, Detroit Lions at NY Giants, and other matchups, as well, all approached from a handicapping perspective. Plus,...

Duration: 00:57:03


Beating The Book: 2016-2017 College Football Bowl Season Handicapping Special Part 1

12/15/2016
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It's the most wonderful time of the year. College Football Bowl season is here and Host Gill Alexander reviews the fundamental tenets of capping during the 41 Bowl, 24 day stretch. Then, WagerTalk’s Sports Cheetah uncovers any betting edge in the lines. With 41 games in all prior to the National Championship, Part 1 tackles the first 10 matchups from December 17th through December 22nd. It's a a bonafide annual tradition, on Wednesday's Beating The Book (December 14, 2016).

Duration: 00:50:34


Beating The Book: The Week 15 NFL Guessing Lines Show featuring Story Time

12/13/2016
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Recorded live from the South Point Hotel Casino just prior to posting his opening NFL numbers for Week 15, Chris Andrews relies on his 30+ years of bookmaking experience to help inform your positions on the upcoming slate of betting lines. Andrews and Host Gill Alexander break dow each Week 15 game while taking a look back at this past weekend’s action through a betting prism. That gives way to “Storytime”, as Las Vegas Sports Consultants creator and legendary Vegas figure, Roxy...

Duration: 01:18:56


Beating The Book: 2016 NFL MegaPod Week 14 Preview

12/9/2016
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The NFL's flagship sports betting podcast series is once again in full effect with Host Gill Alexander, WagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner, primed to break down the upcoming week's NFL lines. 2011 SuperContest champion Brady Kannon joins the roundtable for Week 14, breaking down the Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys at NY Giants, New Orleans Saintss at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills, and more...

Duration: 00:59:14

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