Beating The Book with Gill Alexander (podcast)

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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