Beating The Book with Gill Alexander (podcast)

South Point Sportsbook Director, Chris Andrews, draws on 30+ years of bookmaking experience in this weekly series, looking for an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews discusses how a bettor won a $50,000 reverse teaser at the book this weekend before he and Host Gill Alexander take a look at each game on the Week 6 schedule.  That, in turn, gives way once again to the legendary Jimmy Vaccaro which, on this episode, naturally segues to a StoryTime Classic. It's all on Monday's Beating The Book (October 10, 2016).

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ESPN Chalk and Massey-Peabody Analytics' Rufus Peabody is back in the fold with Host Gill Alexander, using his model to break down the New York Giants at Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears at Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Bills at Los Angeles Ramsand more.  Of courseWagerTalk's Marco D'Angelo and the sports betting diaspora’s Vegas Runner are here to give their more veteran Vegas perspective, as well, on the Week 5 MegaPod edition of Beating The Book (October 6, 2016).

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Currently plying his trade at South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas where he’s now Sportsbook Director, Chris Andrews brings 30+ years of bookmaking experience to every episode of this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews and Host Gill Alexander examine every game on the slate before giving way to "Storytime", and this week, it's all-timer, as Jimmy Vaccaro returns with the story of how season win totals -- something we now take for granted -- actually came to be.  Plus, how's some Jimmy The Greek and Brent Musburger for good measure?  It's all on Monday's Beating The Book (October 3, 2016).

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The NFL sports betting podcast series that started it all checks in with Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner, this week bringing back pro bettor Teddy Covers (Sevransky) for the Week 4 roundtable.  The quartet gets feisty with each other once again, and break down the NY Giants at Minnesota Vikings, Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and more matchups in a handicapping context.  Plus, the staple questions are included, as well.  Which big favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game should you steer clear of, on Thursday's Beating The Book (September 29, 2016).

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings 30+ years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, seeking value in the coming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews and Host Gill Alexander analyze each game on the Week 4 slate before giving way to none other than pinch hitting Vegas legend, Jimmy Vaccaro, for Storytime, which this week focuses on the origins of sports books on the Strip and how they came to pass, on Monday's Beating The Book (September 26, 2016).

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There's only one original. The NFL's flagship sports betting podcast series rolls on with Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner, this time welcoming EVBettor from DrBobSports, to the Week 3 roundtable.  The quintet break down the Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears at Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders at Tennessee Titans, San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks, and Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals.  Plus, the staple questions are included, as well.  Which big favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game should you steer clear of, on Thursday's Beating The Book (September 22, 2016).

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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 Storytime, this time highlighting a seedy episode in the early days of the tout industry, on Monday's Beating The Book (September 19, 2016).

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The band is back together again.  With an eye on Week 2 NFL lines, Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Ace aka Vegas Runner aka Gianni welcome back pod favorite and friend, 2004 Hilton SuperContest co-champion Johnny Detroit, to extract value from the Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos and more matchups through a handicapping prism.  Then, as always, each gives his opinion on the big favorite that's most likely to lose outright and the game you should steer clear of entirely.  It’s all on Thursday's Beating The Book (September 15, 2016).

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Sportsbook Director at South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Chris Andrews leans on over 30 years of bookmaking experience in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews and Host Gill Alexander leave no game on the slate unturned in the endeavor.  Plus, the smash sensation that is "StoryTime" returns, as Chris describes yet another up-and-close encounter with someone who became the inspiration for a major motion picture, on Monday's Beating The Book (September 12, 2016).

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They’re back for Year Six.  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 Rams at San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers at Washington Redskins, New England Patriots at Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions at Indianapolis Colts, Green Bay Packers at Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills at Baltimore Colts, 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 8, 2016).

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The 2016 College Football season has arrived, and that means that handicapping pioneer Dr. Bob (Stoll) of DrBobSports.com makes his annual appearance with Host Gill Alexander to give his best season win totals bets for the coming season.  Memphis, Maryland, Ohio, Notre Dame, Tulsa, Michigan State, Marshall, and Florida International are all examined, with additional thoughts provided on this weekend’s Fighting Irish matchup with the Texas Longhorns.  It's all on Thursday's Beating The Book (September 1, 2016).

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The 2016 NFL season is almost here, and this one packs some serious punch.  Pro football analyst Warren Sharp of SharpFootballAnalysis.com and Warren Sharp’s 2016 Football Preview joins Host Gill Alexander to give his best season win totals bets and future play for the coming season.  Then, 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 players about whom you should be cautious.  It's all on Tuesday's Beating The Book (August 30, 2016).

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Host and MLB analyst Gill Alexander and Basewinner examine the most and least profitable money line clubs in baseball (home/road splits), the best and worst run line clubs, the most reliable totals umpires, the best and worst first 5 inning and 1st inning teams (including runs produced and allowed) and the clubs with the biggest difference between their 5 inning and full game performances.  Plus, proprietary stats on the best and worst starters in the 1st inning are included, as well, all designed to inform your MLB derivative wagers.  It's all on Friday's Beating The Book (August 19, 2016).

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Author of "Trading Bases, A Story about Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball* (*) Not necessarily in that order", and currently plying his trade at the Chalk section of ESPN.com, Joe Peta checks in with Host Gill Alexander at just past the 100 game mark of the season to isolate which MLB clubs have over- and underachieved to date.  Then, Paul Sporer of FanGraphs does the same for starting pitchers, all with an eye toward future betting value, on Thursday's Beating The Book (July 29, 2016).

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Host and MLB analyst Gill Alexander and Basewinner examine the most and least profitable money line clubs in baseball (home/road splits), the best and worst run line clubs, the most reliable totals umpires, the best and worst first 5 inning and 1st inning teams (including runs produced and allowed) and the clubs with the biggest difference between their 5 inning and full game performances.  Plus, proprietary stats on the best and worst starters in the 1st inning are included, as well, all designed to inform your MLB derivative wagers.  It's all on Tuesday's Beating The Book (July 5, 2016).

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Host Gill Alexander welcomes quant, Rufus Peabody of Massey-Peabody Analytics, who lets slip several names that you may just want to put your money behind.  It's all about exploiting the betting markets of the U.S. Open, golf's second major of the year, on Wednesday's Beating The Book (June 15, 2016).

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Host Gill Alexander and sabermetrician Basewinner 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.  Then, Marco D'Angelo of WagerTalk.comSouthpoint Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews, and Peter Fornatale of the Daily Racing Form podcast break down the second leg of the Triple Crown, on Thursday's Beating The Book (May 19, 2016).

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 Horse Racing expert Marco D'Angelo (he who called the Derby win of 30-1 shot Animal Kingdom five years ago) of WagerTalk, racing aficionado and Southpoint Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews, and Daily Racing Form Podcast Host Peter T. Fornatale drop in on Host Gill Alexander for this annual extensive Kentucky Derby 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, on Thursday's Beating The Book (May 5, 2016). 
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It's a betting podcast tradition unlike any other.  Host Gill Alexander welcomes back fellow host Dave Kelner from William Hill's golf podcast to highlight which stats are key 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, on Tuesday's Beating The Book (April 5, 2016). 

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Last week was the appetizer; this week, the entree.  Fantasy baseball geeks (and baseball bettors), it's time.  No one has written more extensively on starting pitching throughout MLB heading into your 2016 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 the most overvalued and undervalued starters in the majors, headed into Opening Day 2016. It's information that directly applies to fantasy, but converts beautifully to betting value, as well.  That, fantasy strategy, and the best/worst rotations in baseball, as well, on Wednesday's Beating The Book (March 30, 2016).

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The creator of the Starting Pitcher Guide, Paul Sporer of FanGraphs highlights the most overvalued and undervalued position players you should be aware of in fantasy baseball.  Then, Sports Cheetah of WagerTalk.com gives his thoughts on each NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 game and provides his projected line for each potential Elite 8 matchup, on Thursday's supersized edition of Beating The Book (March 24, 2016). 

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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, Ed Feng of ThePowerRank.com and author of the eBook "How to Win Your NCAA Tournament Pool" provides the golden rules that will maximize your chances of excelling in your brackets.  Then, Sports Cheetah analyzes each first round matchup through an ATS prism, while Gill provides the 6 characteristics that all National Champions except one have shared since 2004 (ex UConn in 2014), and the six teams in this year's field that possess them.  It's our annual March Madness edition on Tuesday's Beating The Book (March 15, 2016).

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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 2016 American League Season win totals best bets.  It's baseball nirvana once again, as cluster luck abounds on Wednesday's Beating The Book (March 9, 2016).

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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 2016 National League Season win totals best bets.  It's baseball nirvana once again, as cluster luck abounds on Wednesday's Beating The Book (March 2, 2016).

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And so, it comes to this.  Before the Denver Broncos tangle with the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, enjoy the final NFL MegaPod of the season, replete with game and prop analysis.  2004 Hilton SuperContest winner Johnny Detroit joins Host Gill Alexander, WagerTalk.com's Marco DAngelo, and Ace to break down the game itself and to pore over 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 halftime props on the board, as well.  There's something for everyone, on Tuesday's Beating The Book (February 2, 2016).

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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, WagerTalk.com's 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 Sportsbooks, Nightclubs, Steakhouses, 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 26, 2016). 

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A former sport book director, Micah Roberts of Sporting News’ Linemakers joins Host Gill Alexander in breaking down both the AFC Title Game between the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos, and the NFC equivalent pitting the Arizona Cardinals against the Carolina Panthers.  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 21, 2016).

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Warren Sharp of Sharp Football Analysis joins Host Gill Alexander and offers up his thoughts on an array of topics, including the use of trends in handicapping, the single most interesting stat of the 2015 NFL season, and what to look for in each of this weekend’s four playoff games. Then, it's MegaPod panel time as 2011 Las Vegas Hilton SuperContest champion Brady Kannon (Sans Souci) returns to the panel alongside WagerTalk’s Marco D'Angelo and Vegas Runner to give insights on the Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers, and Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos.  It's all on a supersized Wednesday Divisional Round edition of Beating The Book (January 13, 2016).

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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(s) to watch for betting value next season, based on his advanced metrics.  Then, it's MegaPod panel time as 2010 Las Vegas Hilton SuperContest champion Richard Stand returns to the roundtable alongside WagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo and Vegas Runner to give insights on the Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans, Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals, Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings, and Green Bay Packers at Washington Redskins.  Plus, Sports Cheetah on the College Football National Championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers. It's all on a supersized Wednesday Wild Card edition of Beating The Book (January 6, 2016).

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Bryan Leonard 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 Cincinnati Bengals at Denver Broncos, NY Giants at Minnesota Vikings, Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams at Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots at New York Jets, and other matchups, as well, all examined from a betting 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 24, 2014).

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All good things must come to an end.  In this, the final Guessing Lines episode of the season, AgainstThe Number.com's Chris Andrews looks to isolate value in the coming week's NFL betting lines, as he and Host Gill Alexander run through each game on the Week 16 slate.  Then, it's the finale in the wildly popular Storytime series, which concludes with a cautionary tale on why you shouldn't take a pile of cash just anywhere, Monday's Beating The Book (December 21, 2015). 

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The NFL's pioneering sports betting podcast series panel breaks down Week 15 lines, as Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and the sports bettgin diaspora’s Ace/Gianni/Vegas Runner welcome back Ed Feng, the creator of the advanced analytics site, The Power Rank, to analyze the Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers at Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers at New York Giants, Denver Broncos 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 (December 17, 2015).

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It's the most wonderful time of the year.  College Football Bowl season is here and Host Gill Alexander reviews the fundamental tenets of capping during the 42 Bowl, 24 day stretch.  Then, WagerTalk’s Sports Cheetah uncovers any betting edge in the lines. With 42 games in all prior to the National Championship, Part 1 tackles the first 11 matchups from December 19th through December 29th.  It's a a bonafide annual tradition, on Wednesday's Beating The Book (December 16, 2015).

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Chris Andrews of AgainstTheNumber.com draws on 30 years of bookmaking experience in this weekly series, looking for an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews and Host Gill Alexander take a look at each game on the Week 15 schedule, then turn to their signature segment, "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 (December 14, 2015).

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The NFL sports betting podcast series that started it all checks in with Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner, this week bringing back pro bettor Teddy Covers (Sevransky) for the Week 14 roundtable.  The quartet gets feisty with each other once again, and break down the NY Giants at Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots at Houston Texans, San Francisco 49ers at Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions at St. Louis Rams, Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos, and more matchups in a handicapping context.  Plus, the staple questions are included, as well.  Which big favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game should you steer clear of, on Thursday's Beating The Book (December 10, 2015).

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AgainstThe Number.com's Chris Andrews seeks an edge in the coming week's NFL betting lines, as he and Host Gill Alexander analyze each game on the Week 14 board.  Then, it's Storytime, which this week focuses on anther real life character from days gone by, "Psycho James".  Plus, pickups for your fantasy football playoffs and DFS with 95.7 The Game's Joe Fortenbaugh, on Monday's Beating The Book (December 7, 2015).

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With an eye on Week 13 NFL lines, Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Ace aka Gianni The Greek welcome one of Gill’s idols, Todd Wright, the former host of ESPN Radio’s “AllNight with Todd Wright” and his own national show at Sporting News Radio (later Yahoo! Radio).  The quartet looks to extract value from the Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins, Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears, Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and more matchups through a handicapping prism.  Then, as always, each gives his opinion on the big favorite that's most likely to lose outright and the game you should steer clear of entirely.  Plus, stats you simply won’t find anywhere else, on Thursday's Beating The Book (December 3, 2015). 

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AgainstThe Number.com's Chris Andrews, 30 years in the bookmaking game, looks to isolate value in the coming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews and Host Gill Alexander analyze each game on the Week 13 slate before giving way to Storytime.  Plus, Joe Fortenbaugh of 95.7 The Game in San Francisco offers up his top late regular season fantasy pickups, on Monday's Beating The Book (November 30, 2015).

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2011 Hilton SuperContest champion Brady Kannon (of the Sans Souci team) once again drops in on podcasting's longest running NFL series, with Host Gill Alexander and Gianni The Greek (The Artist formerly known as Vegas Runner).  Marco D’Angelo of WagerTalk is forced to sit this one outSeeking value in Week 11 lines, the trio examines the Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals at Arizona Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts at Atlanta Falcons, Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers, and more matchups through a handicapping prism.  Plus, each and every MegaPod concludes with its staple questions, and this one is no different: which big favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game should be avoided at all costs.  It's all on Thursday's Beating The Book (November 19, 2015).

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Currently plying his trade at advanced analytics site, AgainstThe Number.comChris Andrews leans on 30 years of bookmaking experience in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews and Host Gill Alexander leave no game on the slate unturned in the endeavor.  Storytime is included, as well, this time highlighting a prank that one bettor pulled on another.  All of that and fantasy football talk with Joe Fortenbaugh of 95.7 The Game in San Francisco, on Monday's Beating The Book (November 16, 2015).

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The NFL's flagship sports betting podcast series is once again in full effect with Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Ace, primed to attack another week of NFL lines, this time featuring their second straight first-time guest.  Respected analyst and bettor, Warren Sharp of Sharp Football Analysis, takes a seat at the roundtable for Week 10, breaking down the Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints at Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers at Tennessee Titans, Chicago Bears at St. Louis Rams, and more matchups through the handicapping prism.  Plus, which big favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game, sidewise, should you avoid at all costs, on Thursday's Beating The Book (November 12, 2015).

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AgainstThe Number.com's Chris Andrews brings 30 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, seeking value in the coming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews and Host Gill Alexander analyze each game on the Week 10 slate before giving way to "Storytime", which this week recalls a time when a pair of bettors tried to drug Chris, at best to get a favorable line and, at worst, to kill him.  It's a slightly dark sportsbook story on Monday's Beating The Book (November 9, 2015).

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Already having won the Wynn Eliminator Contest ($100,000) and Palms Contest in 2011, and now in the bracket stage (final 8) of the Las Vegas Sportsline Friday Football Showdown 2015 presented by the Golden Nugget SportsbookLas 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 Chicago Bears at San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers at Carolina Panthers, Oakland Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers, 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 5, 2015).

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Chris Andrews of AgainstTheNumber.com sits down with Host Gill Alexander for their weekly NFL exercise, designed to find an edge in next week's betting lines.  As always, that includes "Storytime", which this week focuses on a 9 month period during which Chris was estranged from Cal-Neva, and the fun of entering one of their horse contests while not employed there.  That's all preceded by a look at overvalued and undervalued teams in pro basketball with NBA Guru of Sports Insights and DrBobSports, on Monday's Beating The Book (November 2, 2015).

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The band is back together again.  With an eye on Week 8 NFL lines, Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Ace aka Vegas Runner aka Gianni The Greek welcome back pod favorite and friend, 2004 Hilton SuperContest co-champion Johnny Detroit, to extract value from the Indianapolis Colts at Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals at Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears, NY Jets at Oakland Raiders, and more matchups through a handicapping prism.  Then, as always, each gives his opinion on the big favorite that's most likely to lose outright and the game you should steer clear of entirely.  It’s all on Thursday's Beating The Book (October 29, 2015).

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AgainstThe Number.com's Chris Andrews leans on 30 years of bookmaking experience in this weekly series, seeking an edge in the coming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews and Host Gill Alexander analyze each game on the Week 8 slate before giving way to Breeders’ Cup Classic analysis with The Daily Racing Form podcast’s Peter Fornatale and a horse-centric Storytime.  Plus, fantasy football pickups for DFS and leagues from 95.7 The Game’s Joe Fortenbaugh, on Monday's Beating The Book (October 26, 2015).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:43pm EDT

Breaking his self-imposed media embargo, Massey-Peabody Analytics' Rufus Peabody chooses to do so with Host Gill Alexander on this podcast, using his model to break down the Baltimore Ravens at Arizona Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints at Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Redskins, and more.  Of courseWagerTalk's Marco D'Angelo and the sports betting diaspora’s Vegas Runner are here to give their more veteran Vegas perspective, as well, on the Week 7 MegaPod edition of Beating The Book (October 22, 2015).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:54pm EDT

Chris Andrews of AgainstTheNumber.com draws on 30 years of bookmaking experience in this weekly series, looking for an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews discusses how props are made before he and Host Gill Alexander take a look at each game on the Week 7 schedule.  That, in turn, gives way to their signature segment, "StoryTime" which, on this episode, takes us back to why Chris’ Uncle Jack, a Las Vegas legend, made his way to Sin City in the first place.  And yes, the Feds were involved.  Plus, Joe Fortenbaugh of 95.7 The Game in San Francisco stops by to highlight this week's impact pickups for both leagues and DFS. It's all on Monday's Beating The Book (October 19, 2015).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:24pm EDT

The MegaPod.  There is no substitute.  Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner welcome Spreadapedia's Jason Weingarten to the fray for Week 6, breaking down the New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens at San Francisco 49ers, and Miami Dolphins at Tennessee Titans, and more, with the purpose, as always, of identifying value in the line.  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 (October 15, 2015).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:37pm EDT

Currently plying his trade at advanced analytics site, AgainstThe Number.comChris Andrews brings 30 years of bookmaking experience to every episode of this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews and Host Gill Alexander examine every game on the slate before giving way to "Storytime", which this week focuses on Chris trying to reconcile a discrepancy in bet winnings he placed and won on Game 6 of the 1980 NBA Finals, eventually finding himself navigating between two Vegas legends.  Plus, fantasy football insight from 95.7 The Game’s Joe Fortenbaugh, on Monday's Beating The Book (October 12, 2015).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:41pm EDT

There's only one original. The NFL's flagship sports betting podcast series rolls on with Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner, this time welcoming Justin Green and Andrew Leff of defending WestGate SuperContest Champions, CH Ballers, to the Week 5 roundtable.  The quintet break down the Pittsburgh Steelers at San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants, Washington Redskins at Atlanta Falcons, Arizona Cardinals at Detroit Lions, and New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles.  Plus, the staple questions are included, as well.  Which big favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game should you steer clear of, on Thursday's Beating The Book (October 8, 2015).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:47pm EDT

This one is super-sized.  First, Chris Andrews of AgainstTheNumber.com checks in with Host Gill Alexander for their weekly NFL exercise, designed to find an edge in next week's betting lines.  As always, that includes "Storytime", as Andrews draws on 30 years behind the desk of Nevada sportsbooks to retell one of his finest anecdotes, with a tip of the cap to the start of the baseball playoffs.  But first, it's fantasy football with 95.7 The Game's Joe Fortenbaugh, and full on MLB postseason talk with Paul Sporer of FanGraphs, with a full ranking of all 10 postseason clubs and World Series picks, as well.  Plus, the smoking gun and hypocrisy in DFS, on Monday's Beating The Book (October 5, 2015).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:17pm EDT

They pioneered the sports betting panel podcast, and the flagship NFL series looms once again, this time over Week 4 with Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner, primed to attack another full menu of betting lines.  This week, Richard Stand2010 Hilton SuperContest champion hangs out once again with the roundtable, providing insight on the Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints, St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals, NY Giants at Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs at Cincinnati Bengals, and more, all with an eye toward cashing tickets.  Plus, handicapping both a hurricane and international travel, and our two staple questions, as well.  Which big favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game should you steer clear of entirely, on Thursday's Beating The Book (October 1, 2015).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:08pm EDT

AgainstThe Number.com's Chris Andrews brings 30 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, seeking value in the coming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews and Host Gill Alexander analyze each game on the Week 4 slate before giving way to Storytime, which this week focuses on Reggie and Ronnie Kray, London’s notorious gangster twins portrayed in the motion picture, “Legend".  Plus, 95.7 The Game in San Francisco's Joe Fortenbaugh on fantasy, on Monday's Beating The Book (September 28, 2015).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 5:36pm EDT

Micah Roberts of Linemakers.SportingNews.com drops in on podcasting's longest running NFL series, with Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner.  Seeking value in Week 3 lines, the quartet examines the Kansas City Chiefs at Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos at Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers at St. Louis Rams, Philadelphia Eagles at NY Jets, Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens, and more matchups from a handicapping perspective.  Plus, each and every MegaPod concludes with its staple questions that aim to identify both the big favorite that's most likely to lose outright and the game that should be avoided at all costs.  It's all on Thursday's Beating The Book (September 24, 2015).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:38pm EDT

AgainstThe Number.com's Chris Andrews brings 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 Storytime, this time highlighting Chris running for his life in Australia.  Plus, 95.7 The Game's Joe Fortenbaugh on fantasy football, on Monday's Beating The Book (September 21, 2015).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:37pm EDT

The NFL's pioneering sports betting podcast series panel breaks down Week 2 NFL lines, as Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner welcome back SportsMemo’s Teddy Covers to analyze the New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers, Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills, 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 (September 17, 2015).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:32pm EDT

One of the minds responsible for the advanced analytics site, AgainstThe Number.comChris Andrews leans on 30 years of bookmaking experience in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews and Host Gill Alexander leave no game on the slate unturned in the endeavor.  Plus, the sensation that is StoryTime returns, this time featuring Sonny Vaccaro, Jerry Tarkanian, George Gervin, Ricky Sobers, and an orange Buick Electra, all preceded by fantasy talk with Joe Fortenbaugh, on Monday's Beating The Book (September 14, 2015).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 5:13pm EDT

It's the one that continues to set the standard.  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 Hilton SuperContest champion Brady Kannon joins the roundtable for Week 1, breaking down the Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons, NY Giants at Dallas Cowboys, Tennessee Titans at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carolina Panthers at Jacksonville Jaguars, 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 10, 2015).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:31pm EDT

The 2015 College Football and NFL seasons are here, and this one packs some serious punch.  Handicapping pioneer Dr. Bob (Stoll) of DrBobSports.com and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders join Host Gill Alexander to give their best season win totals bets for the coming season in college ball and the NFL, respectively.  On the college level, Central Florida, Cal, and Ohio are all examined, with additional thoughts provided on LSU, Stanford, and Texas A&M from a futures perspective.  Plus, we highlight the Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons, and San Francisco 49ers in the NFL.  And wait until you hear the under-the-radar team set to make some serious noise in the upcoming season.  It's all on Thursday's Beating The Book (September 3, 2015).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:48pm EDT

Host and MLB analyst Gill Alexander and Basewinner examine the most and least profitable money line clubs in baseball (home/road splits), the best and worst run line clubs, the most reliable totals umpires, the best and worst first 5 inning and 1st inning teams (including runs produced and allowed) and the clubs with the biggest difference between their 5 inning and full game performances.  Plus, proprietary stats on the best and worst starters in the 1st inning are included, as well, all designed to inform your MLB derivative wagers.  It's all on Friday's Beating The Book (August 21, 2015).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:02pm EDT

Author of "Trading Bases, A Story about Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball* (*) Not necessarily in that order", and currently plying his trade at the Chalk section of ESPN.com, Joe Peta checks in with Host Gill Alexander at just past the 100 game mark of the season to isolate which MLB clubs have over- and underachieved to date, through the prisms of cluster luck and defense.  Plus, which somehwat off-the-radar club has a chance to win it all.  Then, Joe Fortenbugh of 95.7 The Game in San Francisco discusses fantasy football strategy as it pertains to both league and DFS play, while highlighting some sleepers to keep in mind as the NFL season approaches, on Wednesday's Beating The Book (August 6, 2015).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:43am EDT

Host and MLB analyst Gill Alexander and Basewinner examine the most and least profitable money line clubs in baseball (home/road splits), the best and worst run line clubs, the most reliable totals umpires, the best and worst first 5 inning and 1st inning teams (including runs produced and allowed) and the clubs with the biggest difference between their 5 inning and full game performances.  Plus, proprietary stats on the best and worst starters in the 1st inning are included, as well, all designed to inform your MLB derivative wagers.  It's all on Thursday's Beating The Book (July 2, 2015).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:20pm EDT

Paul Sporer of FanGraphs, RotoWire, and RotoGrinders stops by to chat with Host Gill Alexander and isolates overachieving skill position players for fantasy types and starting pitchers for the fantasy and betting sets alike (our fade targets moving forward).  A nod is given to the underachievers, as well. Then, Peter Fornatale of the Daily racing Form podcast, Marco D'Angelo of WagerTalk, and Chris Andrews of againstthenumber.com handicap the third leg of the Triple Crown as American Pharaoh attempts to make history, on Thursday's Betting Dork (June 4, 2015).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:37pm EDT

Host Gill Alexander and sabermetrician Basewinner 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 and homer umpires, and the best and worst first 5 inning and 1st inning teams (including runs produced and allowed).  Plus, proprietary stats on the best and worst starters in the 1st inning are included, as well, all designed to inform your MLB derivative wagers.  Then, Marco D'Angelo of WagerTalk.com, Chris Andrews of AgainstTheNumber.com, and Peter Fornatale of the Daily Racing Form podcast break down the second leg of the Triple Crown, on Thursday's Beating The Book (May 14, 2015).

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Horse Racing expert Marco D'Angelo (he who called the Derby win of 30-1 shot Animal Kingdom four years ago) of WagerTalk, racing aficionado Chris Andrews of AgainstTheNumber.com, and Daily Racing Form Podcast Host Peter T. Fornatale drop in on Host Gill Alexander for this annual extensive Kentucky Derby 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.  Plus, DrBobSports Analyst and Sports Insights Consultant, NBA Guru, gives his take on where betting value can be found in the postseason moving forward.  Then, Gaming Today boxing writer, Vegas Runner, tells us how the money is moving, and gives exclusive insight to what’s being said by sparring partners leading up to "The Fight of the Century” between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, on Thursday's Beating The Book (April 30, 2015).

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It's a betting podcast tradition unlike any other.  Host Gill Alexander welcomes back fellow host Dave Kelner from William Hill's golf podcast to highlight which stats are key 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, on Tuesday's Beating The Book (April 7, 2015). 

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:44pm EDT

Joe Peta, author of "Trading Bases, a Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball* (*) Not necessarily in that order", 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 2015 MLB Season win totals best bets.  It's baseball nirvana once again on Wednesday's Beating The Book (March 25, 2015).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:27pm EDT

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, Ed Feng of ThePowerRank.com and author of the eBook "How to Win Your NCAA Tournament Pool" provides the golden rules that will maximize your chances of excelling in your brackets.  Then, Ace analyzes how the betting market has behaved since lines were posted and where they're likely to head, while Gill provides the 6 characteristics that all National Champions have shared since 2004, ex UConn last year, and the three teams in this year's field that possess them.  It's our annual March Madness edition on Tuesday's Beating The Book (March 17, 2015). 

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:31pm EDT

Last week was the appetizer; this week, the entree.  Fantasy baseball geeks (and baseball bettors), it's time.  No one has written more extensively on starting pitching throughout MLB heading into your 2015 fantasy draft or auction than FanGraphs writer and podcast host, Paul Sporer (RotoWire, PaintTheBlack.com).  He sits down and chats with Host Gill Alexander about the most overvalued and undervalued starters in the majors, headed into Opening Day 2015. It's information that directly applies to fantasy, but converts beautifully to betting value, as well.  That, fantasy strategy, and the best/worst rotations in baseball, as well, on Wednesday's Beating The Book (March 11, 2015).

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Covering all things baseball for Grantland.com, Jonah Keri drops in on Host Gill Alexander for his annual March podcast appearance and offers up his thinking on his top four MLB season win total plays for 2015.  Then, Paul Sporer of FanGraphs and PaintTheBlack.com highlights the most overvalued and undervalued position players you should be aware of in your upcoming baseball fantasy draft, on Friday's supersized baseball edition of Beating The Book (March 6, 2015).   DraftKings.com Promo Code: BTB for special Daily Fantasy offers

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 5:05pm EDT

At a time when some real historical perspective is needed on what's to come in the United States sports betting industry, the man that's perhaps best equipped to shed some light on the matter resides on the other side of the planet.  Responsible for creating the opening Stardust line during the seminal days of sports betting in Las Vegas, and a pioneer of the use of computer models in the industry, legendary oddsmaker Roxy Roxborough joins Host Gill Alexander and offers his current line on the legalization of sports betting in the U.S. outside of the state of Nevada, and his opinion on how the landscape might evolve if legalization comes to pass, on Wednesday's Beating The Book (February 18, 2015).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:44am EDT

And so, it comes to this.  Before the New England Patriots tangle with the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium at Glendale, Arizona, enjoy the final NFL MegaPod of the season, replete with game and prop analysis.  2004 Hilton SuperContest winner Johnny Detroit joins Host Gill Alexander, WagerTalk.com's Marco DAngelo, and Ace to break down the game itself and to pore over the best value on the board among Super Bowl game-related proposition wagers.  For the non-Vegas bettors, Johnny and Gill offer thoughts on the most exploitable exotic props on the board, as well.  There's something for everyone, on Tuesday's Beating The Book (January 27, 2015).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:17pm 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, WagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and man about town, Ace, take off their handicapping hats and are joined by Marc Meltzer of vegaschatter.com, part of the Conde Nast Traveler Network, to discuss the best Sportsbooks, Nightclubs, Steakhouses, and Strip Clubs in Sin City.  Plus, the best buffet and best value lunch are identified, as well.  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 21, 2015). 

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 5:30pm EDT

Breaking his self-imposed media embargo, Massey-Peabody Analytics' Rufus Peabody chooses to do so with Host Gill Alexander on this podcast, using his model to break down both the NFC Title Game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks and the AFC equivalent pitting the Indianapolis Colts against the New England Patriots.  Of course, WagerTalk's Marco D'Angelo and the sports betting diaspora's Ace are here to give their more veteran Vegas perspective, as well.  It's a Championship Round episode of Beating The Book (January 15, 2015).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:54pm EDT

Mike Sando, Insider and NFL Columnist at ESPN.com, joins Host Gill Alexander and offers up his thoughts on an array of topics, including how the NFL might adapt to the "Picked Up Flag" incident in Dallas and which dog(s) he believes might be live this weekend.  Then, it's MegaPod panel time as 2010 Las Vegas Hilton SuperContest champion Richard Stand returns to the panel alongside Pregame pros Marco D'Angelo and Vegas Runner to give his insights on the Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots, Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers, and Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos.  It's all on a supersized Thursday Divisional Round edition of Beating The Book (January 8, 2015).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:06pm 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 teams to watch for betting value next season, based on his advanced metrics.  Then, it's MegaPod panel time as 2011 Las Vegas Hilton SuperContest champion Brady Kannon (of Sans Souci) returns to the roundtable alongside Pregame pros Marco D'Angelo and Vegas Runner to give his insights on the Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers, Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts, and Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys.  It's all on a supersized Wednesday Wild Card edition of Beating The Book (December 31, 2014).

 
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Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:19am EDT

Host Gill Alexander resumes the quest for value in the 38 game, 16 day stretch of College Football Bowl season, as creator of The Power Rank, Ed Feng, and Sports Insights Analyst Mike Craig apply their math models to uncovering any betting edge in the lines. With 38 games in all prior to the National Championship, Part 2 tackles the final 19 matchups from December 29th until the one that decides it all on January 12th.  The bonafide annual tradition continues, on Friday's Beating The Book (December 26, 2014).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:35pm EDT

The NFL sports betting podcast series that started it all drops its last MegaPod of the 2014 regular season with Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner, bringing back pro bettor Teddy Covers (Sevransky) for the  Week 16 roundtable.  The quartet gets feisty with each other once again, and break down the Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals, Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills at Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings at Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers at San Francisco 49ers, and more matchups in a handicapping context.  Plus, the staple questions are included, as well.  Which big favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game should you steer clear of, on Thursday's Beating The Book (December 18, 2014).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:30pm EDT

It's the most wonderful time of the year.  College Football Bowl season is here and Host Gill Alexander reviews the fundamental tenets of capping during the 38 Bowl, 16 day stretch.  Then, creator of The Power Rank, Ed Feng, and Sports Insights consultant Mike Craig apply their math models to uncovering any betting edge in the lines. With 38 games in all beofre the National Championship, Part 1 tackles the first 19 matchups from December 20th through the first Bowl game on December 29th.  It's a a bonafide annual tradition, on Wednesday's Beating The Book (December 17, 2014).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

All good things must come to an end.  In this, the final Guessing Lines episode of the season, AgainstThe Number.com's Chris Andrews looks to isolate value in the coming week's NFL betting lines, as he and Host Gill Alexander run through each game on the Week 16 slate.  Then, it's the finale in the wildly popular Sportsbook Storytime series, which resurrects the real-life characters that were Joe Finesilver and Cryin' Kenny, on Monday's Beating The Book (December 15, 2014).  ($100,000 Daily Fantasy Contest starts Sunday, December 21st at 1:00 EST at bit.ly/btbdraftkings. Use Promo Code: BTB)

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:54pm EDT

Already having advanced to the finals of the Las Vegas Sportsline Friday Football Showdown 2014 presented by the Golden Nugget SportsbookBryan Leonard (in his record 5th finals appearance in Las Vegas handicapping contests) drops in again 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 New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins at NY Giants, Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals, and other matchups, as well, all examined from a betting 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 11, 2014).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:31am EDT

In their penultimate episode of the season, AgainstThe Number.com's Chris Andrews seeks an edge in the coming week's NFL betting lines, as he and Host Gill Alexander analyze each game on the Week 15 board.  Then, it's Sports Betting Storytime, which this week focuses on the biggest (insert expletive) Chris has ever run into in his 30 years in the bookmaking business, on Monday's Beating The Book (December 8, 2014).  ($100,000 Daily Fantasy Contest starts Sunday, December 14th at 1:00 EST at bit.ly/btbdraftkings. Use Promo Code: BTB)

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:13pm EDT

The band is finally back together.  With an eye on Week 14 NFL lines, Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Ace aka Gianni The Greek welcome back pod favorite and friend, 2004 Hilton SuperContest co-champion Johnny Detroit, to extract value from the Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots at San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers at Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions, Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins, and more matchups through a handicapping prism.  Then, as always, each gives his opinion on the big favorite that's most likely to lose outright and the game you should steer clear of entirely.  Plus, Fantasy and SuperContest talk, on Thursday's Beating The Book (December 4, 2014).  ($100,000 Daily Fantasy Contest starts Sunday, December 7th at 1:00 EST at bit.ly/btbdraftkings. Use Promo Code: BTB)

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:34pm EDT

AgainstThe Number.com's Chris Andrews, 30 years in the bookmaking game, looks to isolate value in the coming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews and Host Gill Alexander analyze each game on the Week 14 slate before giving way to Sports Betting Storytime, which this week focuses on the early family life in suburban Pittsburgh that drew Chris into the industry, on Monday's Beating The Book (December 1, 2014).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:03pm EDT

The NFL's pioneering sports betting podcast series roundtable couldn't quite wait until Thursday Night football to break down Week 12 NFL lines, so they happily uploaded their thoughts early.  Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Ace aka Gianni The Greek welcome perennial show staple Richard Stand2010 Hilton SuperContest champion back to the show, to analyze the Baltimore Ravens at New Orleans Saints, Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants, Detroit Lions at New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins at Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings, 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 20, 2014).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:34pm EDT

AgainstThe Number.com's Chris Andrews draws on 30 years of bookmaking experience in this weekly series, designed to isolate value in the coming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews and Host Gill Alexander leave no game on the slate unturned in the pursuit.  Plus, it's another edition of "Sportsbook Storytime" with the second installment of "Adventures in Bad Bookmaking" on tap, on Monday's Beating The Book (November 17, 2014).

 
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Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:28pm EDT

2011 Hilton SuperContest champion Brady Kannon (of the Sans Souci team) once again drops in on podcasting's longest running NFL series, with Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Gianni The Greek (The Artist formerly known as Vegas Runner).  Seeking value in Week 11 lines, the quartet examines the Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers at NY Giants, Houston Texans at Cleveland Browns, and more matchups through a handicapping prism.  Plus, each and every MegaPod concludes with its staple questions, and this one is no different: which big favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game should be avoided at all costs.  It's all on Thursday's Beating The Book (November 13, 2014).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:16pm EDT

Currently plying his trade at advanced analytics site, AgainstThe Number.com, Chris Andrews leans on 30 years of bookmaking experience in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews and Host Gill Alexander leave no game on the slate unturned in the endeavor.  Sportsbook Storytime is included, as well, this time highlighting adventures in bad bookmaking, on Monday's Beating The Book (November 10, 2014).

 
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Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:07am EDT

The NFL's flagship sports betting podcast series is once again in full effect with Host Gill Alexander, WagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Ace, primed to attack another week of NFL lines, this time featuring their first returning guest of the season.  National Football Post's Joe Fortenbaugh retakes his rightful seat at the roundtable for Week 10, breaking down the Carolina Panthers at Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders, Miami Dolphins at Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Jets, and more matchups through the handicapping prism.  Plus, which big favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game, sidewise, should you avoid at all costs, on Thursday's Beating The Book (November 6, 2014).

 
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Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:11pm EDT

AgainstThe Number.com's Chris Andrews brings 30 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, seeking value in the coming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews and Host Gill Alexander analyze each game on the Week 10 slate before giving way to Sports Betting Storytime, which this week focuses on Chris' run-in with the FBI.  Plus ATN's NBA season win totals best bets, on Monday's Beating The Book (November 3, 2014).

 
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Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:38pm EDT

The pioneers of the sports betting panel podcast and the flagship NFL handicapping series are back in full effect, this time for Week 9 with Host Gill Alexander, WagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Gianni The Greek, primed to attack another full slate of lines.  This week, Anita Marks of NBC Sports Radio, Bleacher Report, "The Other Pregame Show" on @TOPSonCBS, and the NY Giants broadcast team hangs out with the roundtable, providing insight on the Indianapolis Colts at New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cleveland Browns, St. Louis Rams at San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins at Minnesota Vikings, and more, all with an eye toward cashing at the window.  Plus, our two staple questions are included, as well.  Which big favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game should you steer clear of entirely, on Thursday's Beating The Book (October 30, 2014).

 
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Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:35pm EDT

Chris Andrews of AgainstTheNumber.com sits down with Host Gill Alexander for their weekly NFL exercise, designed to find an edge in next week's betting lines.  As always, that includes "Sportsbook Storytime", as Andrews delivers perhaps his finest horse racing anecdote, with a tip of the cap to this week's Breeders' Cup

Direct download: beatingthebook19-2014-10-27.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:42pm EDT

The MegaPod.  There is no substitute.  Host Gill Alexander, WagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner welcome Spreadapedia's Jason Weingarten to the fray for Week 8, breaking down the Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars, St. Louis Rams at Kansas City Chiefs, and more, with the purpose, as always, to identify value in the line.  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 (October 23, 2014).

 
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Category:podcast -- posted at: 5:23pm EDT

AgainstThe Number.com's Chris Andrews leans on 30 years of bookmaking experience in this weekly series, seeking an edge in the coming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews and Host Gill Alexander analyze each game on the Week 8 slate before giving way to Sports Betting Storytime, which this week focuses on the range of Chris' responsibilities as a young ticket taker in the early 1980's, on Monday's Beating The Book (October 20, 2014).

 
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Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:29pm EDT

The pioneers of the sports betting panel podcast and flagship NFL series are once again in full effect, this time poring over Week 7 NFL lines, with Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner, primed to examine another full slate of betting lines.  This week, Micah Roberts of Sporting News' The Linemakers makes his return to the roundtable, providing insight on the Houston Texans at Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers at Denver Broncos, Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints at Detroit Lions, NY Giants at Dallas Cowboys, and more, all through the prism of the spread.  Plus, our two staple questions are included, as well.  Which big favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game should you steer clear of entirely, on Thursday's Beating The Book (October 16, 2014).

Direct download: beatingthebook16-2014-10-16.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:59pm EDT

Chris Andrews of AgainstTheNumber.com draws on 30 years of bookmaking experience in this weekly series, looking for an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews and Host Gill Alexander take a look at each game on the Week 7 schedule before giving way to their signature segment, "Sportsbook Story Time" which, on this episode, takes us back to the days of the real life people who were portrayed in the movie "Casino" (like "Lefty" Rosenthal) and the manner in which books in Nevada operated in the late 70s.  It's all on Monday's Beating The Book (October 13, 2014).

 
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Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:41pm EDT

Already having advanced to the second round of the Las Vegas Sportsline Friday Football Showdown 2014 presented by the Golden Nugget Sportsbook, Bryan Leonard drops in on Host Gill Alexander, WagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner to break down this coming weekend's NFL lines.  Included on the docket are the San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams, NY Giants at Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers at Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers at Miami Dolphins, 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 (October 9, 2014).

 
Direct download: beatingthebook14-2014-10-09.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:25pm EDT

Currently plying his trade at advanced analytics site, AgainstThe Number.comChris Andrews brings 30 years of bookmaking experience to every episode of this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines.  Andrews and Host Gill Alexander examine every game on the slate before giving way to "Sportsbook Storytime," which this week focuses on a local celebrity high roller who went to any length at his disposal to avoid paying his debts, on Monday's Beating The Book (October 6, 2014).

Direct download: beatingthebook13-2014-10-06.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:09pm EDT

There's only one original. The NFL's flagship sports betting podcast series rolls on with Host Gill Alexander, WagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner, this time welcoming back pro bettor Teddy Covers (Sevransky) to a spirited Week 5 roundtable.  The quartet break down the Seattle Seahawks at Washington Redskins, Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens at Indianapolis Colts, Arizona Cardinals at Denver Broncos, Houston Texans at Dallas Cowboys, and more matchups from a handicapping angle.  Plus, the staple questions are included, as well.  Which big favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game should you steer clear of, on Thursday's Beating The Book (October 2, 2014).

 
Direct download: beatingthebook12-2014-10-02.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:57pm EDT