Beating The Book with Gill Alexander

The 2015 College Football and NFL seasons are here, and this one packs some serious punch.  Handicapping pioneer Dr. Bob (Stoll) of DrBobSports.com and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders join Host Gill Alexander to give their best season win totals bets for the coming season in college ball and the NFL, respectively.  On the college level, Central Florida, Cal, and Ohio are all examined, with additional thoughts provided on LSU, Stanford, and Texas A&M from a futures perspective.  Plus, we highlight the Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons, and San Francisco 49ers in the NFL.  And wait until you hear the under-the-radar team set to make some serious noise in the upcoming season.  It's all on Thursday's Beating The Book (September 3, 2015).

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Host and MLB analyst Gill Alexander and Basewinner examine the most and least profitable money line clubs in baseball (home/road splits), the best and worst run line clubs, the most reliable totals umpires, the best and worst first 5 inning and 1st inning teams (including runs produced and allowed) and the clubs with the biggest difference between their 5 inning and full game performances.  Plus, proprietary stats on the best and worst starters in the 1st inning are included, as well, all designed to inform your MLB derivative wagers.  It's all on Friday's Beating The Book (August 21, 2015).

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Author of "Trading Bases, A Story about Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball* (*) Not necessarily in that order", and currently plying his trade at the Chalk section of ESPN.com, Joe Peta checks in with Host Gill Alexander at just past the 100 game mark of the season to isolate which MLB clubs have over- and underachieved to date, through the prisms of cluster luck and defense.  Plus, which somehwat off-the-radar club has a chance to win it all.  Then, Joe Fortenbugh of 95.7 The Game in San Francisco discusses fantasy football strategy as it pertains to both league and DFS play, while highlighting some sleepers to keep in mind as the NFL season approaches, on Wednesday's Beating The Book (August 6, 2015).

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Host and MLB analyst Gill Alexander and Basewinner examine the most and least profitable money line clubs in baseball (home/road splits), the best and worst run line clubs, the most reliable totals umpires, the best and worst first 5 inning and 1st inning teams (including runs produced and allowed) and the clubs with the biggest difference between their 5 inning and full game performances.  Plus, proprietary stats on the best and worst starters in the 1st inning are included, as well, all designed to inform your MLB derivative wagers.  It's all on Thursday's Beating The Book (July 2, 2015).

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Paul Sporer of FanGraphs, RotoWire, and RotoGrinders stops by to chat with Host Gill Alexander and isolates overachieving skill position players for fantasy types and starting pitchers for the fantasy and betting sets alike (our fade targets moving forward).  A nod is given to the underachievers, as well. Then, Peter Fornatale of the Daily racing Form podcast, Marco D'Angelo of WagerTalk, and Chris Andrews of againstthenumber.com handicap the third leg of the Triple Crown as American Pharaoh attempts to make history, on Thursday's Betting Dork (June 4, 2015).

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Host Gill Alexander and sabermetrician Basewinner break down the most and least profitable money line clubs in baseball (home/road splits), the best and worst run line clubs, the clubs with the biggest difference between their money line and run line performances, the most reliable totals and homer umpires, and the best and worst first 5 inning and 1st inning teams (including runs produced and allowed).  Plus, proprietary stats on the best and worst starters in the 1st inning are included, as well, all designed to inform your MLB derivative wagers.  Then, Marco D'Angelo of WagerTalk.com, Chris Andrews of AgainstTheNumber.com, and Peter Fornatale of the Daily Racing Form podcast break down the second leg of the Triple Crown, on Thursday's Beating The Book (May 14, 2015).

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Horse Racing expert Marco D'Angelo (he who called the Derby win of 30-1 shot Animal Kingdom four years ago) of WagerTalk, racing aficionado Chris Andrews of AgainstTheNumber.com, and Daily Racing Form Podcast Host Peter T. Fornatale drop in on Host Gill Alexander for this annual extensive Kentucky Derby preview, isolating the horses in this year's Run for the Roses that form the group on which bets will be made come the first Saturday in May.  Plus, DrBobSports Analyst and Sports Insights Consultant, NBA Guru, gives his take on where betting value can be found in the postseason moving forward.  Then, Gaming Today boxing writer, Vegas Runner, tells us how the money is moving, and gives exclusive insight to what’s being said by sparring partners leading up to "The Fight of the Century” between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, on Thursday's Beating The Book (April 30, 2015).

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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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