Beating The Book with Gill Alexander (podcast)

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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