Beating The Book with Gill Alexander (podcast)

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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