Beating The Book with Gill Alexander

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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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 Sportsbook Storytime series, which resurrects the real-life characters that were Joe Finesilver and Cryin' Kenny, on Monday's Beating The Book (December 15, 2014).  ($100,000 Daily Fantasy Contest starts Sunday, December 21st at 1:00 EST at bit.ly/btbdraftkings. Use Promo Code: BTB)

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Already having advanced to the finals of the Las Vegas Sportsline Friday Football Showdown 2014 presented by the Golden Nugget SportsbookBryan Leonard (in his record 5th finals appearance in Las Vegas handicapping contests) drops in again 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 New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins at NY Giants, Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals, 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 11, 2014).

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In their penultimate episode of the season, AgainstThe Number.com's Chris Andrews seeks an edge in the coming week's NFL betting lines, as he and Host Gill Alexander analyze each game on the Week 15 board.  Then, it's Sports Betting Storytime, which this week focuses on the biggest (insert expletive) Chris has ever run into in his 30 years in the bookmaking business, on Monday's Beating The Book (December 8, 2014).  ($100,000 Daily Fantasy Contest starts Sunday, December 14th at 1:00 EST at bit.ly/btbdraftkings. Use Promo Code: BTB)

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The band is finally back together.  With an eye on Week 14 NFL lines, Host Gill AlexanderWagerTalk.com's Marco D'Angelo, and Ace aka Gianni The Greek welcome back pod favorite and friend, 2004 Hilton SuperContest co-champion Johnny Detroit, to extract value from the Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots at San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers at Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions, Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins, and more matchups through a handicapping prism.  Then, as always, each gives his opinion on the big favorite that's most likely to lose outright and the game you should steer clear of entirely.  Plus, Fantasy and SuperContest talk, on Thursday's Beating The Book (December 4, 2014).  ($100,000 Daily Fantasy Contest starts Sunday, December 7th at 1:00 EST at bit.ly/btbdraftkings. Use Promo Code: BTB)

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