Beating The Book with Gill Alexander (general)

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 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 Tuesday's Beating The Book (July 3, 2018)

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Host Gill Alexander first welcomes the founder of Football Outsiders, Aaron Schatz, for analytics based insight to NFL season win totals. Then, Joe Lisi joins to talk about the upcoming college football season's Week 1 lines, as released by the South Point. Finally, ESPN College GameDay’s “The Bear”Chris Fallica joins Gill Alexander to give his thoughts on the College Football Games of the Year lines, also courtesy of the South Point, that catch his eye. It's all on today's Beating The Book (May 25, 2018).

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Host 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 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.  It’s all preceded by Marco D'Angelo of WagerTalk.com, Chris Fallica of ESPN’s College GameDay, and Ron Flatter of the Vegas Stats & Information Network breaking down the Preakness, the second jewel of the Triple Crown, on Thursday's Beating The Book (May 17, 2018).

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It’s super-sized. Ron Flatter of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod gives his Kentucky Derby Championship Formula, narrowing the list of potential winners in the process. Then, horse racing expert Marco D'Angelo (who called the Derby win of 30-1 shot Animal Kingdom seven years ago and would’ve hit the Derby Superfecta in 2017 had he only played it) of WagerTalk, ESPN’s Chris Fallica (who had Orb in 2013 at 125-1), and Daily Racing Form Podcast Host 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. All on Thursday's Beating The Book (May 3, 2018).

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Gill Alexander guesses NBA Playoff First Round Series prices and is joined by Bob Stoll from Dr. Bob Sports with initial thoughts on the matchups. Then, after overnight release and line movement, the two handicappers review the current market series prices looking for value. (April 13, 2018)

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It's a betting podcast tradition unlike any other. Host Gill Alexander welcomes golf handicapper Brady Kannon to highlight key stats that you won't get anywhere else, courtesy of Dave Tindall and Steve The Punter from Betfair, 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, replete with long shots, head-to-head thoughts, and props, as well, on Tuesday's Beating The Book (April 3, 2018). 

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It's time to dance! The 2018 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, Bob Stoll of Dr. Bob Sports goes through the criteria of what makes a "giant killer" and discusses game theory in your office pools. Then, with Greg Peterson of the Vegas Stats & Information Network in studio and Adam Stanco of the 40 Year Coach Podcast and Pac 12 Network calling in, the guys break down each and every game in the round of 64. Plus, the one team (or three) that fit the bill for Gill's tried and true championship formula.  It's nearly two hours of March Madness insight on this week's Beating the Book (March 13, 2018).

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It’s a compilation of segments from recent shows on “A Numbers Game” at The Vegas Stats & Information Network (VSiN), hosted by Gill Alexander. First, Gill shares his experience trying to get down on MLB season win totals at CG Technology. Then, it’s a dissertation on MLB season win totals and what bettors should keep in mind as they look to make wagers. Next, Paul Sporer from FanGraphs gives us his thoughts on the season wins market and where he thinks there may be value. Lastly, it’s Tankapalooza 2018 in the NBA and no one was more ahead of the curve than Gill on this. Here, Dan Besbris joins the show and provides his insight on teams tanking down the stretch of the NBA season.

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It's the only non-sports betting episode of the calendar year, but for some, it's the most anticipated.  If you're planning a trip to Vegas, let this be your guide.  Host Gill Alexander, Marco D'Angelo, and man about town, Ace, take off their handicapping hats and are joined by Marc Meltzer of Covers.com and a variety of Vegas websites to discuss the best restaurants, 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 Tuesday's Beating The Book (January 25, 2018).

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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. 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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