Beating The Book with Gill Alexander

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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