Beating The Book with Gill Alexander

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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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 teams to watch for betting value next season, based on his advanced metrics.  Then, it's MegaPod panel time as 2011 Las Vegas Hilton SuperContest champion Brady Kannon (of Sans Souci) returns to the roundtable alongside Pregame pros Marco D'Angelo and Vegas Runner to give his insights on the Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers, Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts, and Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys.  It's all on a supersized Wednesday Wild Card edition of Beating The Book (December 31, 2014).

 
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Host Gill Alexander resumes the quest for value in the 38 game, 16 day stretch of College Football Bowl season, as creator of The Power Rank, Ed Feng, and Sports Insights Analyst Mike Craig apply their math models to uncovering any betting edge in the lines. With 38 games in all prior to the National Championship, Part 2 tackles the final 19 matchups from December 29th until the one that decides it all on January 12th.  The bonafide annual tradition continues, on Friday's Beating The Book (December 26, 2014).

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The NFL sports betting podcast series that started it all drops its last MegaPod of the 2014 regular season with Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Vegas Runner, bringing back pro bettor Teddy Covers (Sevransky) for the  Week 16 roundtable.  The quartet gets feisty with each other once again, and break down the Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals, Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills at Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings at Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers at San Francisco 49ers, and more matchups in a handicapping context.  Plus, the staple questions are included, as well.  Which big favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game should you steer clear of, on Thursday's Beating The Book (December 18, 2014).

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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 38 Bowl, 16 day stretch.  Then, creator of The Power Rank, Ed Feng, and Sports Insights consultant Mike Craig apply their math models to uncovering any betting edge in the lines. With 38 games in all beofre the National Championship, Part 1 tackles the first 19 matchups from December 20th through the first Bowl game on December 29th.  It's a a bonafide annual tradition, on Wednesday's Beating The Book (December 17, 2014).

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