Beating The Book with Gill Alexander

It's the most wonderful time of the year. College Football Bowl season is here and we leave no stone unturned. Preston Johnson of VSiN's "Call-in Pod" and Joe Lisi of GoForThe2.com uncover any and all betting edges in the lines. With 40 games in all prior to the National Championship, Part 4 finishes the last of the matchups on December 30th and New Years Day, including the college football playoff semifinals (Oklahoma v Georgia, Alabama v Clemson).  It's a bonafide annual tradition, on this week's Beating The Book (December 28, 2017).

December 30th:

(4:20) TaxSlayer Bowl - Mississippi State vs Louisville

(9:20) Liberty Bowl - Memphis Bowl vs Iowa State

(16:30) Fiesta Bowl - Penn State vs Washington

(20:54) Orange Bowl - Miami vs Wisconsin

January 1st:

(30:10) Outback Bowl - South Carolina vs Michigan

(32:32) Peach Bowl - Auburn vs UCF

(35:40) Citrus Bowl - LSU vs Notre Dame

(39:00) Rose Bowl - Oklahoma vs Georgia

(42:42) Sugar Bowl - Clemson vs Alabama

 

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings nearly 40 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines. Going into a perennially squirrelly week 17, Andrews and Host Gill Alexander give their thoughts on every game on the slate for which lines are available, then segue into another edition of StoryTime. This week, Chris shares a story involving his uncle and a famous mobster. on Monday's Beating The Book (December 26, 2017).

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It's the most wonderful time of the year. College Football Bowl season is here and we leave no stone unturned.  Host Gill Alexander and Preston Johnson of VSiN's "Call-in Pod" uncover any and all betting edges in the lines. With 40 games in all prior to the National Championship, Part 3 tackles the next 9 matchups on December 28th and 29th.  It's part 3 of a bonafide annual tradition, on this week's Beating The Book (December 26, 2017).

December 28: 

(4:10) Military Bowl - Navy vs Virginia

(8:35) Camping World Bowl - Oklahoma State vs Virginia Tech

(17:20) Alamo Bowl - TCU vs Stanford

(23:10) Holiday Bowl - Michigan State vs Washington State

December 29:

(29:29) Belk Bowl - Texas A&M vs Wake Forest

(33:33) Sun Bowl - Arizona State vs NC State

(38:15) Music City Bowl - Northwestern vs Kentucky

(43:35) Arizona Bowl - Utah State vs New Mexico State

(46:20) Cotton Bowl - Ohio State vs USC

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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, Metrics Mike from the analytics site ClearDataSports.com drops in on Host Gill Alexander, WagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Ace to break down this coming weekend's NFL lines.  Included on the docket are the Oakland Raiders at Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers at Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens, Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers, LA Rams at Tennessee Titans, Detroit Lions at Cincinnati Bengals, Jacksonville Jaguars at San Francisco 49ers, 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 21, 2017).

5:18 Raiders @ Eagles

14:40 Steelers @ Texans

24:10 Colts @ Ravens

28:56 Vikings @ Packers

31:10 Rams @ Titans

35:08 Lions @ Bengals

38:26 Jaguars @ 49ers

41:55 Final Two Questions

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings nearly 40 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines. Off of a Week 15 of NFL play during which controversial calls took center stage and books lost on just about every teaser, Andrews and Host Gill Alexander give their thoughts on every game on the Week 16 slate for which lines are available, then segue into another edition of StoryTime. This week, Chris discusses a colorful money line parlay bettor from days gone by, on Monday's Beating The Book (December 18, 2017).

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It's the most wonderful time of the year. College Football Bowl season is here and we leave no stone unturned.  Host Gill Alexander and Preston Johnson of VSiN's "Call-in Pod" uncover any and all betting edges in the lines. With 40 games in all prior to the National Championship, Part 2 tackles the next 11 matchups ranging from December 23rd to December 27th.  It's a a bonafide annual tradition, on this week's Beating The Book (December 18, 2017).

December 23

2:57 Birmingham Bowl - Texas Tech v South Florida

5:22 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl - SDSU v Army

7:26 Dollar General Bowl - Appalachian State v Toledo

December 24

10:40 Hawai'i Bowl - Fresno State v Houston

December 26

16:16 Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl - Utah v West Virginia

19:49 Quick Lane Bowl - Duke v Northern Illinois

22:36 Cactus Bowl - Kansas State v UCLA

December 27

31:13 Walk-On's Independence Bowl - Southern Miss v FSU

35:13 New Era Pinstripe Bowl - Iowa v Boston College

41:30 Foster Farms Bowl - Arizona v Purdue

45:26 Academy Sports+Outdoors Texas Bowl - Texas v Missouri

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The winner of more documented Top 10 handicapping achievement awards than anyone in the nation, Marc Lawrence of Playbook.com joins host Gill Alexander and show pillars Marco D'Angelo of WagerTalk.com and Ace of the sports betting diaspora to analyze the Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys at Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles at the NY Giants, LA Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, 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 (December 14, 2017).

2:51 Falcons @ Buccaneers

10:50 Cowboys @ Raiders

24:10 Texans @ Jaguars 

28:05 Eagles @ Giants

38:16 Chargers @ Chiefs

40:38 Final Two Questions

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings nearly 40 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines. Off of a spate of injuries to key players, Andrews and Host Gill Alexander first give their thoughts on every game on the Week 15 slate for which lines are available, then segue into the sensation that is StoryTime. This week, Chris tells us a story about the good old days of casino survival and honor, when an entire company stayed afloat thanks to sleight of hand, on Monday's Beating The Book (December 11, 2017).

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It's the most wonderful time of the year. College Football Bowl season is here and we leave no stone unturned.  First, Host Gill Alexander reviews the fundamental tenets of Bowl season. Then, Preston Johnson of VSiN's "Call-in Pod" and Joe Lisi of GoForThe2.com uncover any betting edge in the lines. With 40 games in all prior to the National Championship, Part 1 tackles the first 11 matchups ranging from December 16th to December 22nd.  It's a a bonafide annual tradition, on this week's Beating The Book (December 11, 2017).

December 19

45:48 Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl - Akron v Florida Atlantic

December 20

48:23 DXL Frisco Bowl - SMU vs. Louisiana Tech

December 21

51:13 Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl - Temple vs. FIU

December 22

56:45 Bahamas Bowl - UAB vs. Ohio

1:00:37 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl - Central Michigan vs. Wyoming

 

 

 

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Everyone has a podcast nowadays, but make no mistake, this is the one that started it all and set the bar.  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 week of NFL lines. And, as always, a who's who of industry and handicapping experts join the fray. 2011 Hilton SuperContest champion Brady Kannon joins the roundtable for Week 14, breaking down the New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Rams, Chicago Bears at Cincinnati Bengals, New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons, 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 7, 2017).

6:25 Patriots @ Dolphins

17:46 Ravens @ Steelers

29:27 Cowboys @ Giants

33:11 Eagles @ Rams

39:17 Bears @ Bengals

43:32 Saints @ Falcons

46:26 Final Two Questions

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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 14 slate, then segue into the sensation that is StoryTime. This week, Chris tells us about an awkward discovery in a Las Vegas bathroom, on Monday's Beating The Book (December 4, 2017).

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He hosts the morning show, “Joe, Lo, and Dibs”, at 95.7 The Game in San Francisco, but more germane to our cause, hosts Covers.com’s “The Sharp 600” podcast.  It’s Joe Fortenbaugh, the Remix, returning to the pod he frequented quite often in more simple times, only taking 10 weeks to reappear this time around.  Alongside Host Gill Alexander and staples Marco D’Angelo and Ace, the quartet breaks down the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles at Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings at Atlanta Falcons, and more.  Plus, the Thursday night tilt between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys, which big favorite is most likely to lose outright, and which game you should steer clear of at all costs, on Thursday's Beating The Book (November 30, 2017).

3:21 Steelers @ Benglas

12:48 Eagles @ Seahawks

26:01 Patriots @ Bills

29:29 49ers @ Bears 

33:04 Vikings @ Falcons

38:25 Redskins @ Cowboys

45:39 Final Two Questions

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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 13 slate, then segue into the sensation that is StoryTime. This week, Chris tells us how he threw a colleague under the bus and how that resulted in a rallying cry for all frustrated bettors, on Monday's Beating The Book (November 27, 2017).

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Gaughn Gaming in-house oddsmaker Vinny Magliulo fills in for Chris Andrews on Guessing Lines, as Magliulo and Host Gill Alexander review Week 11 and give their thoughts on every game on the Week 12 slate.  Plus, Magliulo tells us about his experience as a professor of gaming at UNLV, and the students who had a previous run-in of their own. (November 20, 2017).

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The NFL's pioneering sports betting podcast series panel breaks down Week 11 lines, as Host Gill Alexander, WagerTalk’s Marco D'Angelo, and the sports betting diaspora’s Ace welcome back Ed Feng, the creator of the advanced analytics site, The Power Rank, to analyze the Kansas City Chiefs at New York Giants, Arizona Cardinals at Houston Texans, Buffalo Bills at San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers, 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 16, 2017).

2:55-12:01 Falcons @ Seahawks

12:02-23:11 Eagles @ Cowboys

23:54-28:01 Chiefs @ Giants

28:02-31:31 Bills @ Chargers

31:32-35:34 Cardinals @ Texans

35:35-38:21 Titans @ Steelers

39:36-40:28 Rams @ Vikings

40:29 Final Two Questions

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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 11 slate, then segue into the sensation that is StoryTime, this week focusing on a litigious bettor who was none too pleased with the outcome of a Sunday Night Football game (November 13, 2017).

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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, Metrics Mike from the analytics site ClearDataSports.com drops in on Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Ace to break down this coming weekend's NFL lines.  Included on the docket are the Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans at LA Rams, Cleveland Browns at Detroit Lions, New Orleans at Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots at Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins at Carolina Panthers, 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 9, 2017).

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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 10 slate, then segue into the sensation that is StoryTime, this week focusing on Chris' recollection of the biggest a-hole he's ever had to deal with, on Monday's Beating The Book (November 6, 2017).

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The band is back together again.  With an eye on Week 9 NFL lines, Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Ace welcome back pod favorite and friend, 2004 Hilton SuperContest co-champion Johnny Detroit, to extract value from the Denver Broncos at Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens at New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs at Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills at New York Jets, Oakland Raiders at Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers, 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 2, 2017).

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He's back. 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 9 slate, then segue into the sensation that is StoryTime, which with a nod to this week's Breeder's Cup, focuses on a horse racing story Chris will never forget, on Monday's Beating The Book (October 30, 2017).

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COO at CG Analytics, Head Oddsmaker, and Vice President of Business Development for CG Technology, Matthew Holt joins host Gill Alexander and show stalwarts Marco D'Angelo of WagerTalk and Ace of the sports betting diaspora to analyze the Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers at Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Los Angeles Chargers at New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins at Baltimore Ravens, and more matchups from a handicapping perspective.  Plus, how CG creates their summertime lines for each game of the upcoming NFL season, 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 26, 2017).

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Gaughn Gaming in-house oddsmaker Vinny Magliulo fills in for Chris Andrews on Guessing Lines, as Magliulo and Host Gill Alexander review Week 7, including SuperContest carnage, and give their thoughts on every game on the Week 8 slate. (October 23, 2017).

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The winner of more documented Top 10 handicapping achievement awards than anyone in the nation, Marc Lawrence of Playbook.com joins host Gill Alexander and show pillars Marco D'Angelo of WagerTalk.com and Ace of the sports betting diaspora to analyze the Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Chargers, Atlanta Falcons at New England Patriots, Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles, Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs, 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 19, 2017).

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Gaughn Gaming in-house oddsmaker Vinny Magliulo fills in for Chris Andrews on Guessing Lines, as Magliulo and Host Gill Alexander review Week 6 ticket and money counts, and give their thoughts on every game on the Week 7 slate.  Plus, Magliulo provides additional notes on how line generation in the NFL betting industry has evolved. (October 16, 2017).

 
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A pioneer in predictive modeling in sports betting, Dr. Bob of DrBobSports.com, joins host Gill Alexander and show staples Marco D'Angelo of WagerTalk.com and Ace of the sports betting diaspora to analyze the Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans, NY Giants at Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns at Houston Texans, Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers, 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 12, 2017).

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Gaughn Gaming in-house oddsmaker Vinny Magliulo and Host Gill Alexander look for an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines as the two take a look at each game on the Week 6 schedule. Then, South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews draws on 30 years of bookmaking experience in the weekly staple, "StoryTime" which, on this episode, focuses on Chris' interaction with one of Meyer Lansky's hit men.  Aside from Chris' nerves resurfacing in the mere retelling of the story, this one ends in brutal murder (though, thankfully, not of Chris himself), and inspires a Google search that reveals even more.  It's all on Monday's Beating The Book (October 9, 2017).

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The NFL's pioneering sports betting podcast series panel breaks down Week 5 lines, as Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and the sports betting diaspora’s Ace welcome back Ed Feng, the creator of the advanced analytics site, The Power Rank, to analyze the Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears, Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans, Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals, San Diego Chargers at New York Giants, Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 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 5, 2017).

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Gaughn Gaming in-house oddsmaker Vinny Magliulo fills in for Chris Andrews on Guessing Lines, as Magliulo and Host Gill Alexander give their thoughts on every game on the Week 5 slate.  Then, Chris Andrews makes a surprise call in to participate in the StoryTime tradition w a true classic in his annual nod to the MLB postseason. (October 2, 2017).

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2016 reigning Westgate SuperContest champion Damon Graham hangs out for the first time with Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner, primed to break down Week 4 NFL lines. Graham, a Starbucks barista at the time of his huge haul, shares his unique story of winning north of $900,000, then joins the roundtable to break down the Washington Redskins at Kansas City Chiefs, Indianapolis Colts at Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills at Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles at San Diego Chargers, Carolina Panthers at New England Patriots, and more matchups from a handicapping perspective.  Plus, the Thursday night game between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers is discussed, as is the big favorite on the slate that’s most likely to lose outright, and which game you should stay away from at all costs, on Thursday's Beating The Book (September 28, 2017).

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Gaughn Gaming in-house oddsmaker Vinny Magliulo fills in for Chris Andrews on Guessing Lines. Magliulo and Host Gill Alexander first give their thoughts on every game on the Week 4 slate, then Magliulo continues with the Storytime tradition and provides a tale of his own. (September 25, 2017).

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He hosts the morning show, “Joe, Lo, & Dibs”, at 95.7 The Game in San Francisco, but more germane to our purposes, hosts Covers.com’s “The Sharp 600” podcast, Joe Fortenbaugh returns to the pod he frequented quite often in more simple times.  Alongside Host Gill Alexander and staples Marco D’Angelo and Vegas Runner, the quartet breaks down the Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals, Oakland Raiders at Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos at Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks at Tennessee Titans, and more.  Plus, the Thursday night tilt between the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers, which big favorite is most likely to lose outright, and which game you should steer clear of at all costs, on Thursday's Beating The Book (September 21, 2017).

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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 the sensation that is StoryTime, this week featuring a trip Chris took down under, and how he almost became dingo food, on Monday's Beating The Book (September 18, 2017).

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Already having won the Wynn Eliminator Contest ($100,000) and Palms Contest in 2011, and now defending champion 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 Detroit Lions at New York Giants, Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons, Arizona Cardinals at Indianapolis Colts, Dallas Cowboys at Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings at Pittsburgh Steelers, and other matchups, as well, all approached from a handicapping perspective.  Plus, the Thursday night tilt between the Houston Texans and Cincinnati Bengals, 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 14, 2017).

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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 2 slate, then segue into the sensation that is Story time, featuring Sonny Vaccaro, Jerry Tarkanian, George Gervin, Ricky Sobers, and an orange Buick Electra, on Monday's Beating The Book (September 11, 2017).

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They’re back for Year Seven.  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 Chargers at Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys, Arizona Cardinals at Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons at Chicago Bears, 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 7, 2017).

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First, Warren Sharp, author of Warren Sharp's 2017 Football Preview, discusses some unders and overs for NFL season win totals. Then, Football Outsiders' Aaron Schatz provides his thoughts on the same. Lastly, 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 pet peeves.  It's all on Tuesday's Beating The Book . (Sep 5, 2017)

 

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Dr. Bob of Dr. Bob Sports gives 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 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, on Monday's Beating The Book (Sep 1, 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 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, on Monday's Beating The Book (July 3, 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 16-0 prop. It’s all on Thursday’s Beating The Book (June 9, 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 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  And finally, ESPN Chalk’s Joe Peta examines MLB Q1 pricing juxtaposed against the MLB season win totals market, on Thursday's Beating The Book (May 25, 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 VSiN’s Chris Andrews, break down the second leg of the Triple Crown, on Thursday's Beating The Book (May 18, 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 at 125-1), and Daily Racing Form Podcast Host Peter T. Fornatale dropping in on Host Gill Alexander for this annual extensive Kentucky Derby roundtable 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.  Kentucky Oaks picks are included, as well, on Thursday's Beating The Book (May 4, 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 the VSiN studios at the South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas where both Brent and Gill host shows for the Vegas Stats & Information Network (Sirius Channel 215 XM Channel 204) these exchanges are now provided in podcast form for the very first time, on a special edition of Beating The Book (April 18, 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 extensively on starting pitching throughout MLB heading into your 2017 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 some of the most overvalued and undervalued starters in the majors, headed into Opening Day 2017. It's information that directly applies to fantasy, but converts beautifully to betting value, as well.  It's baseball nirvana once again, plus a little bookmaking with MGM Resorts International VP of Race & Sports, Jay Rood, all on Wednesday's Beating The Book (March 29, 2017).

Direct download: beatingthebook140-2017-03-29.mp3
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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 annual March Madness edition on Tuesday's Beating The Book (March 14, 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 best value on the board among Super Bowl game-related proposition wagers.  For the non-Vegas bettors, Gill offers thoughts on the most exploitable novelty props on the board, as well.  There's something for everyone, on Tuesday's Beating The Book (January 31, 2017).

Direct download: beatingthebook138-2017-01-31.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:09am EDT

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 to Sin City, on Wednesday's Beating The Book (January 25, 2017). 

Direct download: beatingthebook137-2017-01-25.mp3
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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). 

Direct download: beatingthebook136-2017-01-19.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT

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 alongside WagerTalk’s Marco D'Angelo and Vegas Runner to give insights on the Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons, Houston Texans at New England PatriotsPittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs, and Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys.  It's all on a supersized Thursday Divisional Round edition of Beating The Book (January 12, 2017).

Direct download: beatingthebook135-2017-01-11.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:16pm EDT

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 few years alongside WagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo and Vegas Runner to give insights on the Oakland Raiders at Houston Texans, Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers, and New York Giants at Green Bay Packers.  Plus, Story Time, to boot. It's all on a supersized Wednesday Wild Card edition of Beating The Book (January 4, 2017).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:22pm EDT

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