Beating The Book with Gill Alexander (general)

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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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

Direct download: College_Football_Bowls_preview_3_v2.mp3
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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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