Beating The Book with Gill Alexander (podcast)

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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