Beating The Book with Gill Alexander

The OG NFL sports betting podcast series that started it all checks back in with Host Gill Alexander and the new cast of CircaSports VP of Operations, Mike Palm, and one of the stars of Showtime's docuseries, "Action", Todd Wishnev. Along with former SuperContest champion and current VSiN host Brady Kannon, the quartet gives thoughts on the Thursday Night Football matchup between the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars, then give three best bets each on the Week 3 NFL slate. Plus, teasers of the week, which big chalk is most likely to lose outright in a week with two historically large favorites, and which game you should steer clear of at all costs, on Thursday's Beating The Book podcast (September 19, 2019).

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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 give their thoughts on every game on the Week 3 slate on Monday's Beating The Book (September 16, 2019).

 
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The NFL sports betting podcast series that started it all checks back in with Host Gill Alexander and the new cast of CircaSports VP of Operations, Mike Palm and one of the stars of Showtime's docuseries, "Action", Todd Wishnev. The trio gives thoughts on the Thursday Night Football matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers, then give three best bets each on the Week 2 NFL slate. Plus, thoughts on the epidemic of backdoors in the NFL, teasers of the week, 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 podcast (September 12, 2019).

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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 give their thoughts on every game on the Week 2 slate on Monday's Beating The Book (September 9, 2019).

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The NFL sports betting podcast series that started it all checks in with Host Gill Alexander and a brand new cast, featuring CircaSports VP of Operations, Mike Palm and one of the stars of Showtime's docuseries, "Action", Todd WishnevThe trio gives thoughts on the Thursday Night Football matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears, then give three best bets each on the Week 1 NFL slate. Plus, thoughts on game theory in contests, teasers of the week, 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 podcast (September 5, 2019).

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First, Warren Sharp discusses NFL strength of schedule. Then, Jeff Radcliffe provides his thoughts on certain players you may be considering this season. Lastly, broadcast pioneer Todd Wright, former host of ESPN Radio’s “All Night with Todd Wright” talks strategy for your upcoming fantasy football draft, while highlighting sleepers and pet peeves.  It's all on Tuesday's Beating The Book. (August 20, 2019)

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Gill Alexander, joined by Todd Wishnev, breaks 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 best and worst first 5 inning teams in terms of run production and prevention, and the most and least reliable 1st inning clubs.  Plus, proprietary betting stats on the best and worst 5 inning 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 tody's Beating The Book (August 17, 2019)

 
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Host Gill Alexander speaks with James Holzhauer, the professional sports bettor that took Jeopardy by storm when he won 32 consecutive games. (July 20, 2019)

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ESPN College GameDay’s “The Bear”Chris Fallica, joins Gill Alexander to give his thoughts on his top nine currently released College Football season win totals on today's edition of Beating The Book (July 16, 2019).

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Gill Alexander breaks 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 best and worst first 5 inning teams in terms of run production and prevention, and the most and least reliable 1st inning clubs. Also, sabermetrician Mark Borchard helps with the most reliable totals umpires. Plus, proprietary betting stats on the best and worst 5 inning 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 (June 24, 2019)

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Gill Alexander is joined by an eclectic group of guests to cover an array of topics this week. First, Dr. Steve Friedlander shares his experience betting on the Kentucky Derby, expecting a massive payout only to be offered a fraction of his expected winnings; followed by thoughts from Bill Krackomberger and Marco D’Angelo. Then, Peter Fornatale, Ron Flatter, and D'Angelo give their picks for the Preakness. Finally, it’s 2019 Q1 MLB Derivative Stats with Josh Towers and Mark Borchard on Thursday’s Beating The Book. (May 16, 2019)

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We've got Horses and boxing! First, Ron Flatter of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod, WagerTalk's Marco D'Angelo (who called the Derby win of 30-1 shot Animal Kingdom eight years ago and would’ve hit the Derby Superfecta in 2017 had he only played it), and Peter T. Fornatale drop 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. Then, Hall of Fame boxing announcer Al Bernstein chimes in on the middleweight bout between Canelo Álvarez and Daniel Jacobs. All on Thursday's Beating The Book (May 2, 2019).

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Host Gill Alexander and Sharp Football Analysis and Sharp Football Stats creator, Warren Sharp, take a second look at NFL Strength of Schedule for 2019 using the official schedules for all 32 teams. It’s an extra-strength antidote to lazy mainstream media analysis of strength of schedule. (April 25, 2019).

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Host Gill Alexander and Sharp Football Analysis and Sharp Football Stats creator, Warren Sharp, take an initial look at NFL Strength of Schedule for 2019 using the opening release of season win totals. It’s the antidote to lazy mainstream media analysis of strength of schedule. (April 16, 2019).

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It's a betting podcast tradition unlike any other. Host Gill Alexander welcomes author of Joe Peta’s Tour Guide Presents A 2019 Masters Preview, Joe Peta, to give his thoughts on the tournament through the lens of his exclusive strokes gained analysis at Augusta. Then, Dave Tindall of Betfair and the WillHillUK golf podcast pinpoints the one golfer chasing the green jacket that meets his championship formula criteria at this week's Masters Tournament at Augusta. It's golf's first major of the season, on Tuesday's Beating The Book (April 9, 2019). 

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It's time for the Sweet 16! Gill Alexander is joined by Greg Peterson of the College Hoops Overtime Betting podcast and Adam Stanco of the Catch and Shoot Podcast and Pac 12 Network, as they break down the next eight games of the tournament on this week's Beating the Book (March 27, 2019).

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A true original and originator, professional college basketball bettor Alan Boston joins Gill Alexander to provide his thoughts on Saturday's Round of 32 games in the NCAA Tournament, on Friday's Beating The Book. (March 22, 2019)

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A true original and originator, professional college basketball bettor Alan Boston joins Gill Alexander to provide his thoughts on Thursday morning Round One games in the NCAA Tournament, on Wednesday’s Beating The Book. (March 20, 2019)

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It's time to dance! The 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is here and Gill talks with the best in the business to break down each game for your bracket and betting needs. First, Seth Walder of the ESPN Analytics team goes through the criteria of what makes a "giant killer" and which teams in this year's Big Dance apply. Then, with Greg Peterson of the Vegas Stats & Information Network in studio and Adam Stanco of the Catch and Shoot Podcast and Pac 12 Network calling in, the guys break down the play-in games and each and every game in the round of 64 . It's nearly two hours of March Madness insight on this week's Beating the Book (March 19, 2019).

 
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Paul Sporer from FanGraphs joins Gill Alexander to provide his thoughts on MLB season win totals and proposition wagers, before launching into full fantasy mode, highlighting over- and undervalued starting pitchers and position players.  It's baseball nirvana on Thursday's Beating The Book. (March 7, 2019)

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Originally released June 23, 2011 but relevant once again after a lengthy espn.com piece last week, it's Host Gill Alexander's interview w Sean Patrick Griffin, Author, "Gaming the Game: The Story Behind the NBA Betting Scandal and the Gambler Who Made It Happen”.
From the time the NBA betting scandal was first reported in mid-2007 through the late 2009 release of the book from the referee at the center of it all, the media and public were transfixed by all things Tim Donaghy. But until the publication of “Gaming the Game”, there had been no examination of the true architect of the entire real life drama. Griffin joins Gill for a wide-ranging exchange about the central figure of the scandal, Jimmy “Baba” Battista, the many questions pertaining to the NBA and Las Vegas sportsbooks that still surround the saga, and whether it’s likely that similar improprieties exist throughout the sports world. Plus, Donaghy claims are debunked, on a classic edition of the Beating The Book podcast (February 25, 2019).

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And so, it comes to this.  Before the Los Angeles Rams take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, enjoy the final NFL MegaPod of the season, replete with game and prop analysis. Drawing from his years working with NFL greats Bill Walsh, Bill Parcells, and Bill Belichick, author of “Gridiron Genius” and VSiN host, Michael Lombardi joins Host Gill Alexander, WagerTalk.com's Marco DAngelo, and Ace to give insight on game and props betting behavior, while the quartet 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 29, 2019).

 

4:25 Super Bowl LII Eagles v Patriots

26:47 Super Bowl Game/Cross Sport Props

33:50 Exotic Props (offshore)

 

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It's the only non-sports betting episode of the calendar year, but for some, it's the most anticipated.  If you're planning a trip to Vegas, let this be your guide. Host Gill Alexander, Marco D'Angelo, and man about town, Ace, take off their handicapping hats and are joined by Marc Meltzer of the EdgeVegas blog and a variety of Vegas websites to discuss the best restaurants and sportsbooks in town, while dispensing actionable weed and underbelly information for your next Las Vegas trip.  The Super Bowl's not for awhile.  In the meantime, enjoy a man's guide to Sin City, on Tuesday's Beating The Book (January 22, 2019).

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Host of the morning show, “Joe, Lo, and Dibs”, at 95.7 The Game in San Francisco and Covers.com’s “The Sharp 600” podcast, Joe Fortenbaugh returns to the pod he frequented quite often in more simple times.  Alongside Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and — now out of the sports betting diaspora — Ace, the group breaks down championship weekend, with the NFC title on the line at New Orleans as the Los Angeles Rams travel to take on the Saints.  That’s followed by the AFC Championship, as the New England Patriots battle the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead. It’s Thursday's Championship Round edition of Beating The Book (January 16, 2019).

4:07 Rams @ Saints

24:55 Patriots @ Chiefs

 

And, it's finally here. The NFL handicapping contest that Gill has alluded to for years and discusses on today's show...

https://blog.thescorex.com/nfl-contest-free/

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Making his annual NFL postseason appearance with Host Gill Alexander, now in both Sirius XM satellite radio form on “A Numbers Game” at VSiN and podcast form here, Aaron Schatz, Creator and Editor-in-Chief of Football Outsiders and Insider at ESPN.com offers up his thoughts on a host of topics, including his team to watch for betting value in next season’s futures markets, based on his advanced metrics.  Then, it’s MegaPod time, as Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and — now out of the sports betting diaspora — Ace, welcome Las Vegas Cris, winner of the Wynn Eliminator Contest ($100,000) and Palms Contest in 2011, and Station Casinos Last Man Standing College Football Contest in 2016, to break down the Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Chargers at New England Patriots, and Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints. It’s Wednesday's Divisional Round edition of Beating The Book (January 9, 2019).

 

13:54 Colts @ Chiefs

26:06 Cowboys @ Rams

40:46 Chargers @ Patriots

59:48 Eagles @ Saints

 

And, it's finally here. The NFL handicapping contest that Gill has alluded to for years and discusses on today's show...

https://blog.thescorex.com/nfl-contest-free/

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Inaugural Beating The Book podcast SCOREX winner Greg Dieter @Prophitable, he of 40.1% return on portfolio profits, realizes his contest destiny, as Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and — now out of the sports betting diaspora — Ace, welcome him into the fold to break down the Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans, Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Chargers at Baltimore Ravens, and Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears. It’s Wednesday's Wild Card edition of Beating The Book (January 2, 2019).

 

x:xx Colts @ Texans

xx:xx Seahawks @ Cowboys

xx:xx Chargers @ Ravens

xx:xx Eagles @ Bears

 

And, it's finally here. The NFL handicapping contest that Gill has alluded to for years and discusses on today's show...

https://blog.thescorex.com/nfl-contest-free/

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