Beating The Book with Gill Alexander (podcast)

First, host Gill Alexander gives his picks for the 2018 World Cup, including his pick for Golden Boot winner. Then, Laurie Shaw from Eighty Five Points shares which teams have value in the group stage according to his data. Finally, Dave Tindall breaks down his formula for what makes a U.S. Open champion and which golfer fits that criteria this year. (June 13, 2018).

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Peter Fornatale of the Daily Racing Form podcast, Marco D'Angelo of WagerTalk, and Ron Flatter of VSiN join host Gill Alexander to handicap the third leg of the Triple Crown as Justify attempts to make history.  Then Pete Fiutak of talks college football season win totals, on Thursday's Beating The Book (June 7, 2018).


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Pro football analytics expert Warren Sharp joins Host Gill Alexander to examine NFL strength of schedule now that NFL Season Win Totals are out, and offers up a couple bets in that market, on Thursday’s Beating The Book (May 10, 2018).

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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 from both offensive and defensive perspectives.  It’s the antidote to lazy mainstream media analysis of strength of schedule.  Then, College Football News creator Pete Fiutak joins us to go over the NFL draft props that Gill pounced on at release, on Tuesday's Beating The Book (April 23, 2018).

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And so, it comes to this.  Before the Philadelphia Eagles take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, enjoy the final NFL MegaPod of the season, replete with game and prop analysis. 2011 Hilton SuperContest winner, Brady Kannon (Sans Souci), joins Host Gill Alexander,'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 Wednesday's Beating The Book (January 31, 2018).


4:34 Super Bowl LII Eagles v Patriots

27:37 Super Bowl Game/Cross Sport Props

42:26 Exotic Props (offshore)

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ClearDataSportsMetrics Mike joins Host Gill Alexander in looking back at the NFL Divisional Round, and breaking down both the AFC Title Game (Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots), and the NFC equivalent (Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles).  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 16, 2018). 

6:20 Super Bowl LII Potential Lines/Matchups/Outcomes

9:59 Jaguars @ Patriots

32:08 Vikings @ Eagles

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Warren Sharp of,, and the Sharp Football Analysis Podcast joins Host Gill Alexander and offers up his thoughts on an array of topics, including what he believes is the stat getting the least attention in today’s NFL. Then, it's MegaPod time as Matthew Holt, COO at CG Analytics, Head Oddsmaker and Vice President of Business Development for CG Technology, returns to the pod alongside WagerTalk’s Marco D'Angelo and Ace to give insights on the Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles, Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers, and New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings.  It's all on a supersized Thursday Divisional Round edition of Beating The Book (January 11, 2018).

1:19 Warren Sharp

14:10 Falcons @ Eagles

24:56 Titans @ Patriots

36:17 Jaguars @ Steelers

50:55 Saints @ Vikings

1:04:38 Final Two Questions

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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 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 pioneer in predictive modeling in sports betting, Dr. Bob of joins Gill and show staples Marco D'Angelo of and Ace of the sports betting diaspora to analyze the Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons at LA Rams, Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars, and Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints.  It's all part of a supersized Wild Card edition on Thursday's Beating The Book (January 4, 2018).

1:24 Aaron Schatz

24:52 Titans @ Chiefs

35:23 Falcons @ Rams

45:58 Bills @ Jaguars

58:15 Panthers @ Saints

1:12:33 Final Two Questions

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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 drops in on Host Gill Alexander,'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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The winner of more documented Top 10 handicapping achievement awards than anyone in the nation, Marc Lawrence of joins host Gill Alexander and show pillars Marco D'Angelo of 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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