Beating The Book with Gill Alexander

It's time to dance! The 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is here and Gill talks with the best in the business to break down each game for your bracket and betting needs. First, Bob Stoll of Dr. Bob Sports goes through the criteria of what makes a "giant killer" and discusses game theory in your office pools. Then, with Greg Peterson of the Vegas Stats & Information Network in studio and Adam Stanco of the 40 Year Coach Podcast and Pac 12 Network calling in, the guys break down each and every game in the round of 64. Plus, the one team (or three) that fit the bill for Gill's tried and true championship formula.  It's nearly two hours of March Madness insight on this week's Beating the Book (March 13, 2018).

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It’s a compilation of segments from recent shows on “A Numbers Game” at The Vegas Stats & Information Network (VSiN), hosted by Gill Alexander. First, Gill shares his experience trying to get down on MLB season win totals at CG Technology. Then, it’s a dissertation on MLB season win totals and what bettors should keep in mind as they look to make wagers. Next, Paul Sporer from FanGraphs gives us his thoughts on the season wins market and where he thinks there may be value. Lastly, it’s Tankapalooza 2018 in the NBA and no one was more ahead of the curve than Gill on this. Here, Dan Besbris joins the show and provides his insight on teams tanking down the stretch of the NBA season.

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And so, it comes to this.  Before the Philadelphia Eagles take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, enjoy the final NFL MegaPod of the season, replete with game and prop analysis. 2011 Hilton SuperContest winner, Brady Kannon (Sans Souci), joins Host Gill Alexander,'s Marco DAngelo, and Ace to give insight from behind the book on game and props betting behavior, while the panel breaks down the game itself and offers up what it sees as 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 novelty props on the board, as well.  There's something for everyone, on Wednesday's Beating The Book (January 31, 2018).


4:34 Super Bowl LII Eagles v Patriots

27:37 Super Bowl Game/Cross Sport Props

42:26 Exotic Props (offshore)

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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, Marco D'Angelo, and man about town, Ace, take off their handicapping hats and are joined by Marc Meltzer of and a variety of Vegas websites to discuss the best restaurants, sportsbooks, nightclubs, 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 Tuesday's Beating The Book (January 25, 2018).

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ClearDataSportsMetrics Mike joins Host Gill Alexander in looking back at the NFL Divisional Round, and breaking down both the AFC Title Game (Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots), and the NFC equivalent (Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles).  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 16, 2018). 

6:20 Super Bowl LII Potential Lines/Matchups/Outcomes

9:59 Jaguars @ Patriots

32:08 Vikings @ Eagles

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Warren Sharp of,, and the Sharp Football Analysis Podcast joins Host Gill Alexander and offers up his thoughts on an array of topics, including what he believes is the stat getting the least attention in today’s NFL. Then, it's MegaPod time as Matthew Holt, COO at CG Analytics, Head Oddsmaker and Vice President of Business Development for CG Technology, returns to the pod alongside WagerTalk’s Marco D'Angelo and Ace to give insights on the Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles, Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers, and New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings.  It's all on a supersized Thursday Divisional Round edition of Beating The Book (January 11, 2018).

1:19 Warren Sharp

14:10 Falcons @ Eagles

24:56 Titans @ Patriots

36:17 Jaguars @ Steelers

50:55 Saints @ Vikings

1:04:38 Final Two Questions

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Making his annual NFL postseason appearance with Host Gill Alexander, now in both Sirius XM satellite radio form on “A Numbers Game” at VSiN and podcast form here, Aaron Schatz, Creator and Editor-in-Chief of Football Outsiders and Insider at offers up his thoughts on a host of topics, including his team to watch for betting value in next season’s futures markets, based on his advanced metrics.  Then, it’s MegaPod time, as pioneer in predictive modeling in sports betting, Dr. Bob of joins Gill and show staples Marco D'Angelo of and Ace of the sports betting diaspora to analyze the Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons at LA Rams, Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars, and Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints.  It's all part of a supersized Wild Card edition on Thursday's Beating The Book (January 4, 2018).

1:24 Aaron Schatz

24:52 Titans @ Chiefs

35:23 Falcons @ Rams

45:58 Bills @ Jaguars

58:15 Panthers @ Saints

1:12:33 Final Two Questions

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It's the most wonderful time of the year. College Football Bowl season is here and we leave no stone unturned. Preston Johnson of VSiN's "Call-in Pod" and Joe Lisi of uncover any and all betting edges in the lines. With 40 games in all prior to the National Championship, Part 4 finishes the last of the matchups on December 30th and New Years Day, including the college football playoff semifinals (Oklahoma v Georgia, Alabama v Clemson).  It's a bonafide annual tradition, on this week's Beating The Book (December 28, 2017).

December 30th:

(4:20) TaxSlayer Bowl - Mississippi State vs Louisville

(9:20) Liberty Bowl - Memphis Bowl vs Iowa State

(16:30) Fiesta Bowl - Penn State vs Washington

(20:54) Orange Bowl - Miami vs Wisconsin

January 1st:

(30:10) Outback Bowl - South Carolina vs Michigan

(32:32) Peach Bowl - Auburn vs UCF

(35:40) Citrus Bowl - LSU vs Notre Dame

(39:00) Rose Bowl - Oklahoma vs Georgia

(42:42) Sugar Bowl - Clemson vs Alabama


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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings nearly 40 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines. Going into a perennially squirrelly week 17, Andrews and Host Gill Alexander give their thoughts on every game on the slate for which lines are available, then segue into another edition of StoryTime. This week, Chris shares a story involving his uncle and a famous mobster. on Monday's Beating The Book (December 26, 2017).

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It's the most wonderful time of the year. College Football Bowl season is here and we leave no stone unturned.  Host Gill Alexander and Preston Johnson of VSiN's "Call-in Pod" uncover any and all betting edges in the lines. With 40 games in all prior to the National Championship, Part 3 tackles the next 9 matchups on December 28th and 29th.  It's part 3 of a bonafide annual tradition, on this week's Beating The Book (December 26, 2017).

December 28: 

(4:10) Military Bowl - Navy vs Virginia

(8:35) Camping World Bowl - Oklahoma State vs Virginia Tech

(17:20) Alamo Bowl - TCU vs Stanford

(23:10) Holiday Bowl - Michigan State vs Washington State

December 29:

(29:29) Belk Bowl - Texas A&M vs Wake Forest

(33:33) Sun Bowl - Arizona State vs NC State

(38:15) Music City Bowl - Northwestern vs Kentucky

(43:35) Arizona Bowl - Utah State vs New Mexico State

(46:20) Cotton Bowl - Ohio State vs USC

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