Beating The Book with Gill Alexander

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 ContestLas Vegas Cris drops in 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 Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions, Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans, New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons, 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 (December 29, 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 AlexanderWagerTalk.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 Bay Packers, Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts at Oakland Raiders, 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 (December 22, 2016).

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All good things must come to an end.  In this, the final Guessing Lines episode of the seasonSouth 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 in uncovering the worst point shaving scandal in modern day American sports betting history, on Monday's Beating The Book (December 19, 2016). 

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The host of ESPN's OffSCenter podcast and a correspondent on SportsCenter itself, funnyman Reese Waters joins 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 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, 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 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).

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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 Roxborough, returns to recount the true story of chicanery on how today’s rules on baseball betting totals were established.  It’s all on Monday's Beating The Book (December 12, 2016).

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The NFL's flagship sports betting podcast series is once again in full effect with Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.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 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 Thursday's Beating The Book (December 8, 2016).

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Recorded live from the South Point Hotel Casino just prior to posting his opening NFL numbers for Week 14, Chris Andrews and his 30+ years of bookmaking experience looks to inform your positions on the upcoming slate of pro football betting lines.  Andrews and Host Gill Alexander discuss Chris’ creative college football playoff prop from July, then examine every game on the NFL slate before giving way to “Storytime”, this week authored by Las Vegas Sports Consultants creator and legendary Vegas figure, Roxy Roxborough.  It’s all on Monday's Beating The Book (December 5, 2016).

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There's only one original. The NFL's flagship sports betting podcast series rolls on with Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner, this time welcoming to the Week 13 roundtable as their first return guest of the season on the heels of his 48-17 (74%) ATS mark on sides this season, EVBettor from DrBobSports.  The quartet break down the Indianapolis Colts at NY Jets, Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills at Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles at Cincinnati Bengals, and NY Giants at Pittsburgh Steelers.  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 1, 2016).

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Currently running the sportsbook at the South Point Hotel CasinoChris 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 a classic edition of “Storytime”, involving the Iceman, an orange Buick Electra, and Tark, on Monday's Beating The Book (November 28, 2016).

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings over 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 12 slate, then segue into Story time, this time highlighting how a nationally televised sports betting show during the fledgling days of HBO gave Chris his first bit of notoriety, on Monday's Beating The Book (November 21, 2016).

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The NFL's flagship sports betting podcast series is once again in full effect with Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Ace, primed to attack another week of NFL lines, this time featuring respected analyst and bettor, Warren Sharp of Sharp Football Analysis. Warren takes a seat at the roundtable for Week 11, breaking down the Houston Texans at Oakland Raiders at Mexico City, Green Bay Packers at Washington Redskins, Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals, Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts, 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 17, 2016).

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Chris Andrews of South Point Hotel Casino 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 11 schedule, then turn to their signature segment, "StoryTime" which, on this episode, focuses on Chris and Jimmy Vaccaro’s recollection of the rise and fall of the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels basketball program.  It's a love letter to UNLV and Las Vegas, in general, on Monday's Beating The Book (November 14, 2016).

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With Marco D’Angelo off to tend to a family matter, WagerTalk’s Bryan Leonard drops in on Host Gill Alexander and Vegas Runner to break down this coming weekend's NFL lines.  Included on the docket are the Cincinnati Bengals at NY Giants, Seattle Seahawks at New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs at Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys at Pittsburgh Steelers, Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins, Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars, 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 (November 10, 2016).

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South Point Hotel Casino'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 10 slate before giving way to Story Time with Jimmy Vaccaro who recalls the awful day that was November 21, 1980, the date of the tragic fire at the MGM, on Monday's Beating The Book (November 7, 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 early success, Mike of DataBaseWinner.com drops in 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 Buffalo Bills at Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders, Dallas Cowboys at Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers at LA Rams, NY Jets 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 (November 3, 2016).

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Currently plying his trade at the South Point Hotel Casino sports book, 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.  Storytime is included, as well, with Jimmy Vaccaro this time highlighting pickup basketball games in Vegas while touching on his relationship with his brother, Sonny.  All of that on Monday's Beating The Book (October 31, 2016).

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The NFL's pioneering sports betting podcast series panel breaks down Week 8 lines, as Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and the sports betting diaspora’s Ace/Gianni/Vegas Runner welcome back Ed Feng, the creator of the advanced analytics site, The Power Rank, to analyze the Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks at New Orleans Saints, San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions at Houston Texans, 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 (October 27, 2016).

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Sportsbook Director at the South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, 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 8 slate before giving way to "Storytime", as South Point sportsbook consigliere and Vegas legend Jimmy Vaccaro tells us about his experience from just this past week on the night that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took part in the 2016 election’s third and final presidential debate on the campus of UNLV.  It's a modern day story time on Monday's Beating The Book (October 24, 2016).

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With an eye on Week 7 NFL lines, Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Ace aka Vegas Runner aka Gianni The Greek welcome legendary MIT blackjack team member and the inspiration for the main characters depicted in “Bringing Down the House” and “21”Jeff Ma, to the showto extract value from the Houston Texans at Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals, San Diego Chargers at Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints at Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers, 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.  It’s all on Thursday's Beating The Book (October 20, 2016).

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews 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 "Storytime", which this week focuses on Jimmy Vaccaro’s recollection of the unique events that followed Buster Douglas’ epic upset of Mike Tyson through his subsequent loss to Evander Holyfield, with all the shenanigans and consequences that surrounded it in Vegas at The Mirage, on Monday's Beating The Book (October 17, 2016).

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Micah Roberts of Linemakers.SportingNews.com drops in on podcasting's longest running NFL series, with Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner.  Seeking value in Week 6 lines, the quartet examines the New York Jets at Arizona Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans, Pittsburgh Steelers at Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins, Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots, 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 (October 13, 2016).

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South Point Sportsbook Director, Chris Andrews, draws on 30+ years of bookmaking experience in this weekly series, looking for an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews discusses how a bettor won a $50,000 reverse teaser at the book this weekend before he and Host Gill Alexander take a look at each game on the Week 6 schedule.  That, in turn, gives way once again to the legendary Jimmy Vaccaro which, on this episode, naturally segues to a StoryTime Classic. It's all on Monday's Beating The Book (October 10, 2016).

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ESPN Chalk and Massey-Peabody Analytics' Rufus Peabody is back in the fold with Host Gill Alexander, using his model to break down the New York Giants at Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears at Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Bills at Los Angeles Ramsand more.  Of courseWagerTalk's Marco D'Angelo and the sports betting diaspora’s Vegas Runner are here to give their more veteran Vegas perspective, as well, on the Week 5 MegaPod edition of Beating The Book (October 6, 2016).

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Currently plying his trade at South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas where he’s now Sportsbook Director, Chris 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 "Storytime", and this week, it's all-timer, as Jimmy Vaccaro returns with the story of how season win totals -- something we now take for granted -- actually came to be.  Plus, how's some Jimmy The Greek and Brent Musburger for good measure?  It's all on Monday's Beating The Book (October 3, 2016).

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The NFL sports betting podcast series that started it all checks in with Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner, this week bringing back pro bettor Teddy Covers (Sevransky) for the Week 4 roundtable.  The quartet gets feisty with each other once again, and break down the NY Giants at Minnesota Vikings, Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 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 (September 29, 2016).

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director 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 none other than pinch hitting Vegas legend, Jimmy Vaccaro, for Storytime, which this week focuses on the origins of sports books on the Strip and how they came to pass, on Monday's Beating The Book (September 26, 2016).

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There's only one original. The NFL's flagship sports betting podcast series rolls on with Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner, this time welcoming EVBettor from DrBobSports, to the Week 3 roundtable.  The quintet break down the Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears at Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders at Tennessee Titans, San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks, and Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals.  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 (September 22, 2016).

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings over 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 Storytime, this time highlighting a seedy episode in the early days of the tout industry, on Monday's Beating The Book (September 19, 2016).

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The band is back together again.  With an eye on Week 2 NFL lines, Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Ace aka Vegas Runner aka Gianni welcome back pod favorite and friend, 2004 Hilton SuperContest co-champion Johnny Detroit, to extract value from the Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos 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.  It’s all on Thursday's Beating The Book (September 15, 2016).

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Sportsbook Director at South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Chris Andrews leans on over 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, the smash sensation that is "StoryTime" returns, as Chris describes yet another up-and-close encounter with someone who became the inspiration for a major motion picture, on Monday's Beating The Book (September 12, 2016).

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They’re back for Year Six.  The NFL's flagship sports betting podcast series is once again in full effect with Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner, primed to break down 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.  2011 SuperContest champion Brady Kannon joins the roundtable for Week 1, breaking down the Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers at Washington Redskins, New England Patriots at Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions at Indianapolis Colts, Green Bay Packers at Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills at Baltimore Colts, 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 Thursday's Beating The Book (September 8, 2016).

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The 2016 College Football season has arrived, and that means that handicapping pioneer Dr. Bob (Stoll) of DrBobSports.com makes his annual appearance with Host Gill Alexander to give his best season win totals bets for the coming season.  Memphis, Maryland, Ohio, Notre Dame, Tulsa, Michigan State, Marshall, and Florida International are all examined, with additional thoughts provided on this weekend’s Fighting Irish matchup with the Texas Longhorns.  It's all on Thursday's Beating The Book (September 1, 2016).

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The 2016 NFL season is almost here, and this one packs some serious punch.  Pro football analyst Warren Sharp of SharpFootballAnalysis.com and Warren Sharp’s 2016 Football Preview joins Host Gill Alexander to give his best season win totals bets and future play for the coming season.  Then, broadcast pioneer Todd Wright, former host of ESPN Radio’s “All Night with Todd Wright” and current host of the “Todd Wright Fantasy Football Podcast” talks strategy for your upcoming fantasy football draft, while highlighting sleepers and players about whom you should be cautious.  It's all on Tuesday's Beating The Book (August 30, 2016).

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Host and MLB analyst Gill Alexander and Basewinner examine the most and least profitable money line clubs in baseball (home/road splits), the best and worst run line clubs, the most reliable totals umpires, the best and worst first 5 inning and 1st inning teams (including runs produced and allowed) and the clubs with the biggest difference between their 5 inning and full game performances.  Plus, proprietary stats on the best and worst starters in the 1st inning are included, as well, all designed to inform your MLB derivative wagers.  It's all on Friday's Beating The Book (August 19, 2016).

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Author of "Trading Bases, A Story about Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball* (*) Not necessarily in that order", and currently plying his trade at the Chalk section of ESPN.com, Joe Peta checks in with Host Gill Alexander at just past the 100 game mark of the season to isolate which MLB clubs have over- and underachieved to date.  Then, Paul Sporer of FanGraphs does the same for starting pitchers, all with an eye toward future betting value, on Thursday's Beating The Book (July 29, 2016).

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Host and MLB analyst Gill Alexander and Basewinner examine the most and least profitable money line clubs in baseball (home/road splits), the best and worst run line clubs, the most reliable totals umpires, the best and worst first 5 inning and 1st inning teams (including runs produced and allowed) and the clubs with the biggest difference between their 5 inning and full game performances.  Plus, proprietary stats on the best and worst starters in the 1st inning are included, as well, all designed to inform your MLB derivative wagers.  It's all on Tuesday's Beating The Book (July 5, 2016).

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Host Gill Alexander welcomes quant, Rufus Peabody of Massey-Peabody Analytics, who lets slip several names that you may just want to put your money behind.  It's all about exploiting the betting markets of the U.S. Open, golf's second major of the year, on Wednesday's Beating The Book (June 15, 2016).

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Host Gill Alexander and sabermetrician Basewinner 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 in terms of run production and prevention, and the most and least reliable 1st inning clubs as seen through the prism of scoring percentage.  Plus, proprietary betting stats on the best and worst 5 inning clubs and pitchers are included, as are numbers that you won’t find anywhere else on 1st inning pitching performers, all designed to inform your MLB derivative wagers.  Then, Marco D'Angelo of WagerTalk.comSouthpoint Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews, and Peter Fornatale of the Daily Racing Form podcast break down the second leg of the Triple Crown, on Thursday's Beating The Book (May 19, 2016).

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 Horse Racing expert Marco D'Angelo (he who called the Derby win of 30-1 shot Animal Kingdom five years ago) of WagerTalk, racing aficionado and Southpoint Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews, and Daily Racing Form Podcast Host Peter T. Fornatale drop in on Host Gill Alexander for this annual extensive Kentucky Derby preview, isolating the horses in this year's Run for the Roses that form the group on which bets will be made come the first Saturday in May, on Thursday's Beating The Book (May 5, 2016). 
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It's a betting podcast tradition unlike any other.  Host Gill Alexander welcomes back fellow host Dave Kelner from William Hill's golf podcast to highlight which stats are key and which golfers chasing the green jacket are teeming with value at this week's Masters Tournament at Augusta.  It's golf's first major of the season, on Tuesday's Beating The Book (April 5, 2016). 

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Last week was the appetizer; this week, the entree.  Fantasy baseball geeks (and baseball bettors), it's time.  No one has written more extensively on starting pitching throughout MLB heading into your 2016 fantasy draft or auction than FanGraphs writer and podcast host, Paul Sporer (RotoWire, MLB Network).  He sits down and chats with Host Gill Alexander about the most overvalued and undervalued starters in the majors, headed into Opening Day 2016. It's information that directly applies to fantasy, but converts beautifully to betting value, as well.  That, fantasy strategy, and the best/worst rotations in baseball, as well, on Wednesday's Beating The Book (March 30, 2016).

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The creator of the Starting Pitcher Guide, Paul Sporer of FanGraphs highlights the most overvalued and undervalued position players you should be aware of in fantasy baseball.  Then, Sports Cheetah of WagerTalk.com gives his thoughts on each NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 game and provides his projected line for each potential Elite 8 matchup, on Thursday's supersized edition of Beating The Book (March 24, 2016). 

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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, Ed Feng of ThePowerRank.com and author of the eBook "How to Win Your NCAA Tournament Pool" provides the golden rules that will maximize your chances of excelling in your brackets.  Then, Sports Cheetah analyzes each first round matchup through an ATS prism, while Gill provides the 6 characteristics that all National Champions except one have shared since 2004 (ex UConn in 2014), and the six teams in this year's field that possess them.  It's our annual March Madness edition on Tuesday's Beating The Book (March 15, 2016).

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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 2016 American League Season win totals best bets.  It's baseball nirvana once again, as cluster luck abounds on Wednesday's Beating The Book (March 9, 2016).

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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 2016 National League Season win totals best bets.  It's baseball nirvana once again, as cluster luck abounds on Wednesday's Beating The Book (March 2, 2016).

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And so, it comes to this.  Before the Denver Broncos tangle with the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, enjoy the final NFL MegaPod of the season, replete with game and prop analysis.  2004 Hilton SuperContest winner Johnny Detroit joins Host Gill Alexander, WagerTalk.com's Marco DAngelo, and Ace to break down the game itself and to pore over the best value on the board among Super Bowl game-related proposition wagers.  For the non-Vegas bettors, Gill offers thoughts on the most exploitable halftime props on the board, as well.  There's something for everyone, on Tuesday's Beating The Book (February 2, 2016).

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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, WagerTalk.com's 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 Sportsbooks, Nightclubs, Steakhouses, and Strip Clubs in Las Vegas.  The Super Bowl's not for awhile.  In the meantime, enjoy a man's guide to Sin City, on Wednesday's Beating The Book (January 26, 2016). 

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:51pm EST

A former sport book director, Micah Roberts of Sporting News’ Linemakers joins Host Gill Alexander in breaking down both the AFC Title Game between the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos, and the NFC equivalent pitting the Arizona Cardinals against the Carolina Panthers.  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 21, 2016).

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Warren Sharp of Sharp Football Analysis joins Host Gill Alexander and offers up his thoughts on an array of topics, including the use of trends in handicapping, the single most interesting stat of the 2015 NFL season, and what to look for in each of this weekend’s four playoff games. Then, it's MegaPod panel time as 2011 Las Vegas Hilton SuperContest champion Brady Kannon (Sans Souci) returns to the panel alongside WagerTalk’s Marco D'Angelo and Vegas Runner to give insights on the Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers, and Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos.  It's all on a supersized Wednesday Divisional Round edition of Beating The Book (January 13, 2016).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:17pm EST

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(s) to watch for betting value next season, based on his advanced metrics.  Then, it's MegaPod panel time as 2010 Las Vegas Hilton SuperContest champion Richard Stand returns to the roundtable alongside WagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo and Vegas Runner to give insights on the Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans, Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals, Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings, and Green Bay Packers at Washington Redskins.  Plus, Sports Cheetah on the College Football National Championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers. It's all on a supersized Wednesday Wild Card edition of Beating The Book (January 6, 2016).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:53pm EST

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