Beating The Book with Gill Alexander

Host Gill Alexander resumes the quest for value in the 38 game, 16 day stretch of College Football Bowl season, as creator of The Power Rank, Ed Feng, and Sports Insights Analyst Mike Craig apply their math models to uncovering any betting edge in the lines. With 38 games in all prior to the National Championship, Part 2 tackles the final 19 matchups from December 29th until the one that decides it all on January 12th.  The bonafide annual tradition continues, on Friday's Beating The Book (December 26, 2014).

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The NFL sports betting podcast series that started it all drops its last MegaPod of the 2014 regular season with Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner, bringing back pro bettor Teddy Covers (Sevransky) for the  Week 16 roundtable.  The quartet gets feisty with each other once again, and break down the Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals, Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills at Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings at Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers at San Francisco 49ers, and more matchups in a handicapping context.  Plus, the staple questions are included, as well.  Which big favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game should you steer clear of, on Thursday's Beating The Book (December 18, 2014).

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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 38 Bowl, 16 day stretch.  Then, creator of The Power Rank, Ed Feng, and Sports Insights consultant Mike Craig apply their math models to uncovering any betting edge in the lines. With 38 games in all beofre the National Championship, Part 1 tackles the first 19 matchups from December 20th through the first Bowl game on December 29th.  It's a a bonafide annual tradition, on Wednesday's Beating The Book (December 17, 2014).

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All good things must come to an end.  In this, the final Guessing Lines episode of the season, AgainstThe Number.com's 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 Sportsbook Storytime series, which resurrects the real-life characters that were Joe Finesilver and Cryin' Kenny, on Monday's Beating The Book (December 15, 2014).  ($100,000 Daily Fantasy Contest starts Sunday, December 21st at 1:00 EST at bit.ly/btbdraftkings. Use Promo Code: BTB)

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Already having advanced to the finals of the Las Vegas Sportsline Friday Football Showdown 2014 presented by the Golden Nugget SportsbookBryan Leonard (in his record 5th finals appearance in Las Vegas handicapping contests) drops in again on Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner to break down this coming weekend's NFL lines.  Included on the docket are the New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins at NY Giants, Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals, and other matchups, as well, all examined from a betting perspective.  Plus, which big favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game should you stay away from at all costs, on Thursday's Beating The Book (December 11, 2014).

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In their penultimate episode of the season, AgainstThe Number.com's Chris Andrews seeks an edge in the coming week's NFL betting lines, as he and Host Gill Alexander analyze each game on the Week 15 board.  Then, it's Sports Betting Storytime, which this week focuses on the biggest (insert expletive) Chris has ever run into in his 30 years in the bookmaking business, on Monday's Beating The Book (December 8, 2014).  ($100,000 Daily Fantasy Contest starts Sunday, December 14th at 1:00 EST at bit.ly/btbdraftkings. Use Promo Code: BTB)

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The band is finally back together.  With an eye on Week 14 NFL lines, Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Ace aka Gianni The Greek welcome back pod favorite and friend, 2004 Hilton SuperContest co-champion Johnny Detroit, to extract value from the Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots at San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers at Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions, Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins, and more matchups through a handicapping prism.  Then, as always, each gives his opinion on the big favorite that's most likely to lose outright and the game you should steer clear of entirely.  Plus, Fantasy and SuperContest talk, on Thursday's Beating The Book (December 4, 2014).  ($100,000 Daily Fantasy Contest starts Sunday, December 7th at 1:00 EST at bit.ly/btbdraftkings. Use Promo Code: BTB)

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AgainstThe Number.com's Chris Andrews, 30 years in the bookmaking game, looks to isolate value in the coming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews and Host Gill Alexander analyze each game on the Week 14 slate before giving way to Sports Betting Storytime, which this week focuses on the early family life in suburban Pittsburgh that drew Chris into the industry, on Monday's Beating The Book (December 1, 2014).

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The NFL's pioneering sports betting podcast series roundtable couldn't quite wait until Thursday Night football to break down Week 12 NFL lines, so they happily uploaded their thoughts early.  Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Ace aka Gianni The Greek welcome perennial show staple Richard Stand2010 Hilton SuperContest champion back to the show, to analyze the Baltimore Ravens at New Orleans Saints, Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants, Detroit Lions at New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins at Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings, and more matchups from a handicapping perspective.  Plus, the big favorite that's most likely to lose outright and the game you should steer clear of entirely, on Thursday's Beating The Book (November 20, 2014).

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AgainstThe Number.com's Chris Andrews draws on 30 years of bookmaking experience in this weekly series, designed to isolate value in the coming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews and Host Gill Alexander leave no game on the slate unturned in the pursuit.  Plus, it's another edition of "Sportsbook Storytime" with the second installment of "Adventures in Bad Bookmaking" on tap, on Monday's Beating The Book (November 17, 2014).

 
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2011 Hilton SuperContest champion Brady Kannon (of the Sans Souci team) once again drops in on podcasting's longest running NFL series, with Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Gianni The Greek (The Artist formerly known as Vegas Runner).  Seeking value in Week 11 lines, the quartet examines the Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers at NY Giants, Houston Texans at Cleveland Browns, and more matchups through a handicapping prism.  Plus, each and every MegaPod concludes with its staple questions, and this one is no different: which big favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game should be avoided at all costs.  It's all on Thursday's Beating The Book (November 13, 2014).

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Currently plying his trade at advanced analytics site, AgainstThe Number.com, Chris Andrews leans on 30 years of bookmaking experience in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews and Host Gill Alexander leave no game on the slate unturned in the endeavor.  Sportsbook Storytime is included, as well, this time highlighting adventures in bad bookmaking, on Monday's Beating The Book (November 10, 2014).

 
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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 Ace, primed to attack another week of NFL lines, this time featuring their first returning guest of the season.  National Football Post's Joe Fortenbaugh retakes his rightful seat at the roundtable for Week 10, breaking down the Carolina Panthers at Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders, Miami Dolphins at Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Jets, and more matchups through the handicapping prism.  Plus, which big favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game, sidewise, should you avoid at all costs, on Thursday's Beating The Book (November 6, 2014).

 
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AgainstThe Number.com's Chris Andrews brings 30 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, seeking value in the coming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews and Host Gill Alexander analyze each game on the Week 10 slate before giving way to Sports Betting Storytime, which this week focuses on Chris' run-in with the FBI.  Plus ATN's NBA season win totals best bets, on Monday's Beating The Book (November 3, 2014).

 
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The pioneers of the sports betting panel podcast and the flagship NFL handicapping series are back in full effect, this time for Week 9 with Host Gill Alexander, WagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Gianni The Greek, primed to attack another full slate of lines.  This week, Anita Marks of NBC Sports Radio, Bleacher Report, "The Other Pregame Show" on @TOPSonCBS, and the NY Giants broadcast team hangs out with the roundtable, providing insight on the Indianapolis Colts at New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cleveland Browns, St. Louis Rams at San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins at Minnesota Vikings, and more, all with an eye toward cashing at the window.  Plus, our two staple questions are included, as well.  Which big favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game should you steer clear of entirely, on Thursday's Beating The Book (October 30, 2014).

 
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Chris Andrews of AgainstTheNumber.com sits down with Host Gill Alexander for their weekly NFL exercise, designed to find an edge in next week's betting lines.  As always, that includes "Sportsbook Storytime", as Andrews delivers perhaps his finest horse racing anecdote, with a tip of the cap to this week's Breeders' Cup

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The MegaPod.  There is no substitute.  Host Gill Alexander, WagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner welcome Spreadapedia's Jason Weingarten to the fray for Week 8, breaking down the Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars, St. Louis Rams at Kansas City Chiefs, and more, with the purpose, as always, to identify value in the line.  Plus, which big favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game should you stay away from at all costs, on Thursday's Beating The Book (October 23, 2014).

 
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AgainstThe Number.com's Chris Andrews leans on 30 years of bookmaking experience in this weekly series, seeking an edge in the coming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews and Host Gill Alexander analyze each game on the Week 8 slate before giving way to Sports Betting Storytime, which this week focuses on the range of Chris' responsibilities as a young ticket taker in the early 1980's, on Monday's Beating The Book (October 20, 2014).

 
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The pioneers of the sports betting panel podcast and flagship NFL series are once again in full effect, this time poring over Week 7 NFL lines, with Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner, primed to examine another full slate of betting lines.  This week, Micah Roberts of Sporting News' The Linemakers makes his return to the roundtable, providing insight on the Houston Texans at Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers at Denver Broncos, Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints at Detroit Lions, NY Giants at Dallas Cowboys, and more, all through the prism of the spread.  Plus, our two staple questions are included, as well.  Which big favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game should you steer clear of entirely, on Thursday's Beating The Book (October 16, 2014).

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Chris Andrews of AgainstTheNumber.com draws on 30 years of bookmaking experience in this weekly series, looking for an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews and Host Gill Alexander take a look at each game on the Week 7 schedule before giving way to their signature segment, "Sportsbook Story Time" which, on this episode, takes us back to the days of the real life people who were portrayed in the movie "Casino" (like "Lefty" Rosenthal) and the manner in which books in Nevada operated in the late 70s.  It's all on Monday's Beating The Book (October 13, 2014).

 
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Already having advanced to the second round of the Las Vegas Sportsline Friday Football Showdown 2014 presented by the Golden Nugget Sportsbook, Bryan Leonard 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 San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams, NY Giants at Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers at Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers at Miami Dolphins, and other matchups, as well, all approached from a handicapping perspective.  Plus, which big favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game should you stay away from at all costs, on Thursday's Beating The Book (October 9, 2014).

 
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Currently plying his trade at advanced analytics site, AgainstThe Number.comChris Andrews brings 30 years of bookmaking experience to every episode of this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews and Host Gill Alexander examine every game on the slate before giving way to "Sportsbook Storytime," which this week focuses on a local celebrity high roller who went to any length at his disposal to avoid paying his debts, on Monday's Beating The Book (October 6, 2014).

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There's only one original. The NFL's flagship sports betting podcast series rolls on with Host Gill Alexander, WagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner, this time welcoming back pro bettor Teddy Covers (Sevransky) to a spirited Week 5 roundtable.  The quartet break down the Seattle Seahawks at Washington Redskins, Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens at Indianapolis Colts, Arizona Cardinals at Denver Broncos, Houston Texans at Dallas Cowboys, and more matchups from a handicapping angle.  Plus, the staple questions are included, as well.  Which big favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game should you steer clear of, on Thursday's Beating The Book (October 2, 2014).

 
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This one is super-sized.  First, Chris Andrews of AgainstTheNumber.com checks in with Host Gill Alexander for their weekly NFL exercise, designed to find an edge in next week's betting lines.  As always, that includes "Sportsbook Storytime", as Andrews draws on 30 years behind the desk of Nevada sportsbooks to deliver one of his finest anecdotes, with a tip of the cap to the start of the baseball playoffs.  Then, it's full on MLB postseason talk with Paul Sporer of Baseball Prospectus, with Wild Card, Division Series, Championship Series, and World Series picks, and the under-the-radar clubs that should soar next season, on Monday's Beating The Book (September 29, 2014).

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They pioneered the sports betting panel podcast, and the flagship NFL series looms once again, this time over Week 4 with Host Gill Alexander, WagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner, primed to attack another full menu of betting lines.  This week, Mike Wilkening of ProFootballlTalk and Sporting News' The Linemakers hangs out once again with the roundtable, providing insight on the New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings, and more, all with an eye toward cashing tickets.  Plus, our two staple questions, as well.  Which big favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game should you steer clear of entirely, on Thursday's Beating The Book (September 25, 2014).

 
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AgainstThe Number.com's Chris Andrews brings 30 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, seeking value in the coming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews and Host Gill Alexander analyze each game on the Week 4 slate before giving way to Sports Betting Storytime, which this week focuses on the behavior of an octogenarian bettor from Brooklyn, on Monday's Beating The Book (September 22, 2014).

 
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A week after 2010 Hilton SuperContest champion Richard Stand joined the crew, 2011 Hilton SuperContest champion Brady Kannon (of the Sans Souci team) drops in on podcasting's longest running NFL series, with Host Gill Alexander, WagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and PhillyGodfather.com's Vegas Runner.  Seeking value in Week 3 lines, the quartet examines the Chicago Bears at NY Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers, Tennessee Titans at Cincinnati Bengals, San Diego Chargers at Buffalo Bills, Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles, and more matchups from a handicapping perspective.  Plus, each and every MegaPod concludes with its staple questions that aim to identify both the big favorite that's most likely to lose outright and the game that should be avoided at all costs.  It's all on Thursday's Beating The Book (September 18, 2014).

 
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AgainstThe Number.com's Chris Andrews brings 30 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews and Host Gill Alexander first give their thoughts on every game on the Week 3 slate, then segue into Sports Betting Storytime, this time highlighting the origins of some bet options we now take for granted, on Monday's Beating The Book (September 15, 2014).

 
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The NFL's pioneering sports betting podcast series panel was so anxioius to break down Week 2 NFL lines that they couldn't bring themselves to wait until Friday morning to get together.  On a special Thursday night release, Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and PhillyGodfather.com's Vegas Runner welcome perennial show staple Richard Stand, 2010 Hilton SuperContest champion, to analyze the Philadelphia Eagles at Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons at Cincinnati Bengals, and more matchups from a handicapping perspective.  Plus, the big favorite that's most likely to lose outright and the game you should steer clear of entirely, on Thursday's Beating The Book (September 11, 2014).

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One of the minds responsible for the advanced analytics site, AgainstThe Number.com, Chris Andrews leans on 30 years of bookmaking experience in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews and Host Gill Alexander leave no game on the slate unturned in the endeavor.  Plus, it's the debut of Sports Betting Storytime, which touches both on how lines were created 30 years ago and how the legendary odds maker Roxy Roxborough got his start, on Monday's Beating The Book (September 8, 2014).

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And so it begins anew.  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 PhillyGodfather.com's Vegas Runner, primed to attack another season of NFL lines.  And, as always, a who's who of industry and handicapping experts will join the fray on a weekly basis, as well.  National Football Post's Joe Fortenbaugh joins the roundtable for Week 1, breaking down the San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals, NY Giants at Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos, carolian Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens, and more matchups from a handicapping perspective.  Plus, which big favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game should you stay away from at all costs, on Friday's Beating The Book (September 5, 2014).

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The 2014 College Football Season is upon us, and this one packs some serious punch.  Handicapping pioneer Dr. Bob (Stoll) of DrBobSports.com and Todd Fuhrman of Fox Sports 1 join Host Gill Alexander to give their best season win totals bets for the coming season.  Wake Forest, South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia, Notre Dame, and Arkansas are all examined, with additional thoughts provided on Florida State, Baylor, USC, Wisconsin, Oregon, and Kansas State from a futures perspective.  Plus, Dr. Bob discusses his handicapping approach to capping college football, including the two-pronged nature of his situational/technical analysis and math model.  It's all on Thursday's Beating The Book (August 28, 2014).

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There are no apologies around here for fantasy football talk.  Ever.  National Football Post's Joe Fortenbaugh and Host Gill Alexander discuss both strategy and undervalued players headed into your 2014 draft(s).  Plus, Joe offers up his two favorite NFL season win totals plays, on Wednesday's Beating The Book (August 27, 2014).

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Author of "Trading Bases, A Story about Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball* (*) Not necessarily in that order", Joe Peta checks in with Host Gill Alexander on the inaugural "Beating The Book" podcast and identifies the MLB teams that have been consistently over- and underpriced to date in the betting market, while offering up which of those clubs might stay their respective courses moving forward in Q4.  Plus, the luckiest and unluckiest clubs, as determined through the prisms of cluster luck and Bill James' Pythagorean expectation are highlighted, on Monday's "Beating The Book" (August 18, 2014).

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Welcome to the first episode of Beating the Book Podcast with Gill Alexander

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