Beating The Book with Gill Alexander (general)

Drew Dinsick, the host of the Deep Dive Podcast, joins Gill Alexander to discuss NFL power rankings, home-field advantage, and derivative props. (July 10, 2020)

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Gill Alexander continues his series of profiles throughout the sports betting industry with poker players turned entrepreneurs, Ed Miller and Matthew Davidow, authors of The Logic of Sports Betting. (June 20, 2020)

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Next in the series of gambler profiles, Host Gill Alexander speaks with Joe Peta, author of "Trading Bases: How a Wall Street Trader Made a Fortune Betting on Baseball”, about his life-changing accident, experience betting in Las Vegas in the summer of 2012, flirtation with taking over CG Technology, and transition to handicapping the Masters. (June 3, 2020)

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Gill Alexander continues his profiles of sports bettors with professional bettor "Spanky." (May 28, 2020)

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Dan Weston joins Gill Alexander to break down the core analytics of betting the sport of tennis for beginners and seasoned bettors alike, while busting some of its handicapping myths. (May 26, 2020)

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Ray Marino, Oddsmaker at Bookmaker.eu, joins Gill Alexander to discuss bookmaking during the pandemic, niche markets, what percentage of people win in sports betting, and much more. (May 22, 2020)

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Sharp Football Analysis and Sharp Football Stats creator, Warren Sharp joins host Gill Alexander to discuss his analysis of past NFL schedules and which teams have historically gotten the best or worst of it. (May 20, 2020)

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A story as unique as they come, professional sports bettor Alan "Dink" Denkenson joins Gill Alexander to share his journey of how he became the bettor he is today. (May 15, 2020)

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Host Gill Alexander and Sharp Football Analysis and Sharp Football Stats creator, Warren Sharp, take a look at NFL Strength of Schedule for 2020. (May 13, 2020)

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Gill is joined by a handful of personalities in sports to discuss "The Last Dance" docuseries, including Michael Wilbon of “Pardon The Interruption” on ESPN, Adam Stanco of the “Rejecting The Screen” podcast, and Blake Mahowney of SportsOddsHistory.com. (May 4, 2020)

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Gill Alexander continues his profiles of sports bettors with industry consumer advocate and YouTube host/producer Captain Jack Andrews. (April 28, 2020)

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First, professional sports bettor Alan Boston joins Gill Alexander to share his top four coaching performances of the last season. Then, ESPN College GameDay’s “The Bear”, Chris Fallica, joins the show to give his thoughts on the ridiculous decisions that could be made during the NFL draft. Finally, Michael Lombardi, author of “Gridiron Genius”, and host of “The Lombardi Line” on VSiN and the “GM Shuffle” podcast responds to some criticism from Boomer Esiason. (April 21, 2020)

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Drew Dinsick, the host of the Deep Dive Podcast, joins Gill Alexander to discuss the 2020 NFL Draft and a myriad of betting props that go with it. (April 16, 2020)
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First, host Gill Alexander is joined by Michael Kaplan and Bill Krackomberger to discuss Michael's experience covering advantage players in the gambling world. Then, Producer and Narrator of the ESPN "30 for 30" podcast, "A Queen of Sorts," Rose Eveleth recounts the amazing story of how poker star Phil Ivey pulled off an elaborate baccarat scheme that won him more than $20 million and landed him in court. But, as she shares with Gill Alexander, its secretive mastermind "Kelly" Cheung Yin Sun who crafted the entire scheme to get revenge. (April 14, 2020).

 
 
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Professional bettor Rufus Peabody joins Gill Alexander to share his story of becoming the bettor he is today. (April 9, 2020)

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ESPN College GameDay’s “The Bear”Chris Fallica, joins Gill Alexander to give his thoughts on his top College Football Conference Futures and season win totals on today's edition of Beating The Book (April 7, 2020).

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Las Vegas Cris, who is known for his success in sports betting contests, drops in on Host Gill Alexander to discuss the rise and fall of the sports card industry. (April 7, 2020)

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews returns with Gill Alexander to provide the third installment of amazing stories in bookmaking. (March 31, 2020)

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Michael Lombardi, the author of “Gridiron Genius” and host of “The Lombardi Line” on VSiN and the “GM Shuffle” podcast, joins Gill Alexander to talk NFL free agency, draft, and other news around the league. (March 28, 2020)

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews returns with Gill Alexander to provide another set of amazing stories in bookmaking. (March 25, 2020)

 
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First, professional bettor Rufus Peabody shares his story of testing positive for the coronavirus. Then, Roxy Roxborough, founder of Las Vegas Sports Consultants, calls in from Phuket, Thailand to provide his thoughts on the global crisis and to pay tribute to the late Tony Salinas. (March 24, 2020)

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews joins Gill Alexander to provide us with 90 minutes of Story Time, including a new story never told. (March 23, 2020)

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Roxy Roxborough, founder of Las Vegas Sports Consultants and Spreadapedia's Jason Weingarten join Gill Alexander to provide their thoughts on MLB season win totals.  (March 20, 2020)

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The creator of the Starting Pitcher GuidePaul Sporer of FanGraphs highlights the most overvalued and undervalued players you should be aware of in fantasy baseball.  On Wednesdays' edition of Beating The Book (March 19, 2020). 

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A true original and originator, professional sports bettor Alan Boston joins Gill Alexander to share his journey of how he became the man and the bettor he is today. (March 17, 2020)

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Gill Alexander is joined by Blake Mahowny of SportsOddsHistory.com to spotlight the teams, players, and horses that proved victorious at the longest odds in the past decade. (December 31, 2019)

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings over 30 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines. Andrews and Host Gill Alexander give their thoughts on every game on the Week 15 slate on Monday's Beating The Book (December 23, 2019)

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings over 30 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines. Andrews and Host Gill Alexander give their thoughts on every game on the Week 15 slate on Monday's Beating The Book (December 16, 2019)

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings over 30 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines. Andrews and Host Gill Alexander give their thoughts on every game on the Week 15 slate on Monday's Beating The Book (December 9, 2019).

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings over 30 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines. Andrews and Host Gill Alexander give their thoughts on every game on the Week 14 slate on Monday's Beating The Book (December 2, 2019).

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings over 30 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines. Andrews and Host Gill Alexander give their thoughts on every game on the Week 13 slate on Monday's Beating The Book (November 25, 2019).

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings over 30 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines. Andrews and Host Gill Alexander give their thoughts on every game on the Week 11 slate on Monday's Beating The Book (November 11, 2019).

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings over 30 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines. Andrews and Host Gill Alexander give their thoughts on every game on the Week 10 slate on Monday's Beating The Book (November 4, 2019).

 
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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings over 30 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines. Andrews and Host Gill Alexander give their thoughts on every game on the Week 9 slate on Monday's Beating The Book (October 28, 2019).

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings over 30 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines. Andrews and Host Gill Alexander give their thoughts on every game on the Week 8 slate on Monday's Beating The Book (October 21, 2019).

 
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The MegaPod is in full effect with Host Gill Alexander and Ed Feng from “The Power Rank", flanked by CircaSports VP of Operations, Mike Palm and one of the stars of Showtime's docuseries, "Action", Todd Wishnev. The panel gives thoughts on the Thursday Night Football matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos, then give three best bets each on the Week 7 NFL slate. Plus, teasers of the week, which big favorite is most likely to lose outright, and which game you should steer clear of at all costs, on Thursday's Beating The Book podcast (October 17, 2019).

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings over 30 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines. Andrews and Host Gill Alexander give their thoughts on every game on the Week 7 slate on Monday's Beating The Book (October 14, 2019).

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings over 30 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines. Andrews and Host Gill Alexander give their thoughts on every game on the Week 6 slate on Monday's Beating The Book (October 7, 2019).

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings over 30 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines. Andrews and Host Gill Alexander give their thoughts on every game on the Week 5 slate on Monday's Beating The Book (September 30, 2019).

 
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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings over 30 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines. Andrews and Host Gill Alexander give their thoughts on every game on the Week 4 slate on Monday's Beating The Book (September 23, 2019).

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings over 30 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines. Andrews and Host Gill Alexander give their thoughts on every game on the Week 3 slate on Monday's Beating The Book (September 16, 2019).

 
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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings over 30 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines. Andrews and Host Gill Alexander give their thoughts on every game on the Week 2 slate on Monday's Beating The Book (September 9, 2019).

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First, Warren Sharp discusses NFL strength of schedule. Then, Jeff Radcliffe provides his thoughts on certain players you may be considering this season. Lastly, broadcast pioneer Todd Wright, former host of ESPN Radio’s “All Night with Todd Wright” talks strategy for your upcoming fantasy football draft, while highlighting sleepers and pet peeves.  It's all on Tuesday's Beating The Book. (August 20, 2019)

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Gill Alexander, joined by Todd Wishnev, breaks 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 best and worst first 5 inning teams in terms of run production and prevention, and the most and least reliable 1st inning clubs.  Plus, proprietary betting stats on the best and worst 5 inning pitchers are included, as are numbers that you won’t find anywhere else on 1st inning pitching performers, all designed to inform your MLB derivative wagers, on tody's Beating The Book (August 17, 2019)

 
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Host Gill Alexander speaks with James Holzhauer, the professional sports bettor that took Jeopardy by storm when he won 32 consecutive games. (July 20, 2019)

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ESPN College GameDay’s “The Bear”Chris Fallica, joins Gill Alexander to give his thoughts on his top nine currently released College Football season win totals on today's edition of Beating The Book (July 16, 2019).

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Gill Alexander breaks 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 best and worst first 5 inning teams in terms of run production and prevention, and the most and least reliable 1st inning clubs. Also, sabermetrician Mark Borchard helps with the most reliable totals umpires. Plus, proprietary betting stats on the best and worst 5 inning pitchers are included, as are numbers that you won’t find anywhere else on 1st inning pitching performers, all designed to inform your MLB derivative wagers, on Monday's Beating The Book (June 24, 2019)

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Gill Alexander is joined by an eclectic group of guests to cover an array of topics this week. First, Dr. Steve Friedlander shares his experience betting on the Kentucky Derby, expecting a massive payout only to be offered a fraction of his expected winnings; followed by thoughts from Bill Krackomberger and Marco D’Angelo. Then, Peter Fornatale, Ron Flatter, and D'Angelo give their picks for the Preakness. Finally, it’s 2019 Q1 MLB Derivative Stats with Josh Towers and Mark Borchard on Thursday’s Beating The Book. (May 16, 2019)

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We've got Horses and boxing! First, Ron Flatter of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod, WagerTalk's Marco D'Angelo (who called the Derby win of 30-1 shot Animal Kingdom eight years ago and would’ve hit the Derby Superfecta in 2017 had he only played it), and Peter T. Fornatale drop in on Host Gill Alexander for this annual extensive Kentucky Derby roundtable 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. Then, Hall of Fame boxing announcer Al Bernstein chimes in on the middleweight bout between Canelo Álvarez and Daniel Jacobs. All on Thursday's Beating The Book (May 2, 2019).

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Host Gill Alexander and Sharp Football Analysis and Sharp Football Stats creator, Warren Sharp, take a second look at NFL Strength of Schedule for 2019 using the official schedules for all 32 teams. It’s an extra-strength antidote to lazy mainstream media analysis of strength of schedule. (April 25, 2019).

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Host Gill Alexander and Sharp Football Analysis and Sharp Football Stats creator, Warren Sharp, take an initial look at NFL Strength of Schedule for 2019 using the opening release of season win totals. It’s the antidote to lazy mainstream media analysis of strength of schedule. (April 16, 2019).

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It's time for the Sweet 16! Gill Alexander is joined by Greg Peterson of the College Hoops Overtime Betting podcast and Adam Stanco of the Catch and Shoot Podcast and Pac 12 Network, as they break down the next eight games of the tournament on this week's Beating the Book (March 27, 2019).

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A true original and originator, professional college basketball bettor Alan Boston joins Gill Alexander to provide his thoughts on Saturday's Round of 32 games in the NCAA Tournament, on Friday's Beating The Book. (March 22, 2019)

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A true original and originator, professional college basketball bettor Alan Boston joins Gill Alexander to provide his thoughts on Thursday morning Round One games in the NCAA Tournament, on Wednesday’s Beating The Book. (March 20, 2019)

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It's time to dance! The 2019 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, Seth Walder of the ESPN Analytics team goes through the criteria of what makes a "giant killer" and which teams in this year's Big Dance apply. Then, with Greg Peterson of the Vegas Stats & Information Network in studio and Adam Stanco of the Catch and Shoot Podcast and Pac 12 Network calling in, the guys break down the play-in games and each and every game in the round of 64 . It's nearly two hours of March Madness insight on this week's Beating the Book (March 19, 2019).

 
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Paul Sporer from FanGraphs joins Gill Alexander to provide his thoughts on MLB season win totals and proposition wagers, before launching into full fantasy mode, highlighting over- and undervalued starting pitchers and position players.  It's baseball nirvana on Thursday's Beating The Book. (Feb 28, 2019)

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Originally released June 23, 2011 but relevant once again after a lengthy espn.com piece last week, it's Host Gill Alexander's interview w Sean Patrick Griffin, Author, "Gaming the Game: The Story Behind the NBA Betting Scandal and the Gambler Who Made It Happen”.
From the time the NBA betting scandal was first reported in mid-2007 through the late 2009 release of the book from the referee at the center of it all, the media and public were transfixed by all things Tim Donaghy. But until the publication of “Gaming the Game”, there had been no examination of the true architect of the entire real life drama. Griffin joins Gill for a wide-ranging exchange about the central figure of the scandal, Jimmy “Baba” Battista, the many questions pertaining to the NBA and Las Vegas sportsbooks that still surround the saga, and whether it’s likely that similar improprieties exist throughout the sports world. Plus, Donaghy claims are debunked, on a classic edition of the Beating The Book podcast (February 25, 2019).

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Gaughn Gaming in-house oddsmaker Vinny Magliulo fills in for Chris Andrews on Guessing Lines, a tribute to the legendary Stardust show, as Magliulo and Host Gill Alexander review Week 15 results and give their thoughts on every game on the Week 16 slate, looking to isolate betting value. (December 17, 2018).

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Gaughn Gaming in-house oddsmaker Vinny Magliulo fills in for Chris Andrews on Guessing Lines, a tribute to the legendary Stardust show, as Magliulo and Host Gill Alexander review Week 14 results and give their thoughts on every game on the Week 15 slate, looking to isolate betting value. (December 10, 2018).

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Gaughn Gaming in-house oddsmaker Vinny Magliulo fills in for Chris Andrews on Guessing Lines, a tribute to the legendary Stardust show, as Magliulo and Host Gill Alexander review Week 13 results and give their thoughts on every game on the Week 14 slate, looking to isolate betting value. (December 3, 2018).

 
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Gaughn Gaming in-house oddsmaker Vinny Magliulo fills in for Chris Andrews on Guessing Lines, a tribute to the legendary Stardust show, as Magliulo and Host Gill Alexander review Week 12 results and give their thoughts on every game on the Week 13 slate, looking to isolate betting value. (November 26, 2018).

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Gaughn Gaming in-house oddsmaker Vinny Magliulo fills in for Chris Andrews on Guessing Lines, a tribute to the legendary Stardust show, as Magliulo and Host Gill Alexander review Week 11 results and give their thoughts on every game on the Week 12 slate, looking to isolate betting value. (November 19, 2018).

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Gaughn Gaming in-house oddsmaker Vinny Magliulo fills in for Chris Andrews on Guessing Lines, a tribute to the legendary Stardust show, as Magliulo and Host Gill Alexander review Week 10 results and give their thoughts on every game on the Week 11 slate, looking to isolate betting value. (November 12, 2018).

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Tim Fitzgerald, the supervisor at the South Point Race and Sports Book, fills in for Chris Andrews on Guessing Lines, a tribute to the legendary Stardust show, as "Timmy Fitz" and Host Gill Alexander review Week 9 results and give their thoughts on every game on the Week 10 slate, looking to isolate betting value. (November 5, 2018)

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Gaughn Gaming in-house oddsmaker Vinny Magliulo fills in for Chris Andrews on Guessing Lines, a tribute to the legendary Stardust show, as Magliulo and Host Gill Alexander review Week 8 results and give their thoughts on every game on the Week 9 slate, looking to isolate betting value. (October 29, 2018).

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings over 30 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines. Andrews and Host Gill Alexander give their thoughts on every game on the Week 8 slate on Monday's Beating The Book (October 22, 2018).

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Gaughn Gaming in-house oddsmaker Vinny Magliulo fills in for Chris Andrews on Guessing Lines, a tribute to the legendary Stardust show, as Magliulo and Host Gill Alexander review Week 6 results and give their thoughts on every game on the Week 7 slate, looking to isolate betting value. (October 15, 2018).

 
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Gaughn Gaming in-house oddsmaker Vinny Magliulo fills in for Chris Andrews on Guessing Lines, a tribute to the legendary Stardust show, as Magliulo and Host Gill Alexander review Week 5 results and give their thoughts on every game on the Week 6 slate, looking to isolate betting value. (October 8, 2018).

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Gaughn Gaming in-house oddsmaker Vinny Magliulo fills in for Chris Andrews on Guessing Lines, a tribute to the legendary Stardust show, as Magliulo and Host Gill Alexander review Week 4 results and give their thoughts on every game on the Week 5 slate, looking to isolate betting value. (October 1, 2018).

 
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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings over 30 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines. Andrews and Host Gill Alexander give their thoughts on every game on the Week 4 slate on Monday's Beating The Book (September 24, 2018).

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings over 30 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines. Andrews and Host Gill Alexander give their thoughts on every game on the Week 3 slate on Monday's Beating The Book (September 17, 2018).

 
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Gaughn Gaming in-house oddsmaker Vinny Magliulo fills in for Chris Andrews on Guessing Lines, a tribute to the legendary Stardust show, as Magliulo and Host Gill Alexander review Week 1 results and give their thoughts on every game on the Week 2 slate, looking to isolate betting value. (September 10, 2018).

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Host Gill Alexander is joined by former Bills, Panthers, and Colts GM, Hall of Famer and 6-time NFL Executive of the Year, Bill Polian, as the two discuss what the Browns, Bills, Cardinals, and Jets should do with their rookie QBs. Then, Michael Lombardi, author of “Gridiron Genius” and writer at the Athletic, joins Gill for a spirited discussion about an array of NFL-related topics, including coaches’ inability to grasp game theory. Time to whet your appetite for the 2018 season on this edition of Beating The Book. (August 30, 2018)

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First, Todd Wright joins host Gill Alexander to prepare you for the upcoming fantasy football season, riffing on a list of untouchables, the Zero RB Draft Philosophy, and the Antonio Brown dilemma, among other topics. Then, it's the Q3 MLB derivatives show, breaking down 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, as well as proprietary betting stats on the best and worst 5 inning clubs and pitchers, and 1st inning pitching performers, all designed to inform your MLB derivative wagers. (August 23, 2018)

 

And, it's finally here. The NFL handicapping contest that Gill has alluded to for years and discusses on today's show...
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Host Gill Alexander welcomes the founder of Sharp Football Stats and Sharp Football AnalysisWarren Sharp, for analytics-based insights headed into the upcoming 2018 NFL season. (August 16, 2018).
 
And, it's finally here. The NFL handicapping contest that Gill has alluded to for years and discusses on today's show...
 
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Host Gill Alexander welcomes the founder of Football OutsidersAaron Schatz, for analytics-based insights headed into the upcoming 2018 NFL season. (August 9, 2018).
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Gill Alexander breaks 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 best and worst first 5 inning teams in terms of run production and prevention, and the most and least reliable 1st inning clubs. Also, sabermetrician Mark Borchard helps with the most reliable totals umpires. Plus, proprietary betting stats on the best and worst 5 inning clubs and pitchers are included, as are numbers that you won’t find anywhere else on 1st inning pitching performers, all designed to inform your MLB derivative wagers, on Tuesday's Beating The Book (July 3, 2018)

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Host Gill Alexander first welcomes the founder of Football Outsiders, Aaron Schatz, for analytics based insight to NFL season win totals. Then, Joe Lisi joins to talk about the upcoming college football season's Week 1 lines, as released by the South Point. Finally, ESPN College GameDay’s “The Bear”Chris Fallica joins Gill Alexander to give his thoughts on the College Football Games of the Year lines, also courtesy of the South Point, that catch his eye. It's all on today's Beating The Book (May 25, 2018).

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Host Gill Alexander breaks 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 umpires, the best and worst first 5 inning teams in terms of run production and prevention, and the most and least reliable 1st inning clubs as seen through the prism of scoring percentage.  Plus, proprietary betting stats on the best and worst 5 inning clubs and pitchers are included, as are numbers that you won’t find anywhere else on 1st inning pitching performers, all designed to inform your MLB derivative wagers.  It’s all preceded by Marco D'Angelo of WagerTalk.com, Chris Fallica of ESPN’s College GameDay, and Ron Flatter of the Vegas Stats & Information Network breaking down the Preakness, the second jewel of the Triple Crown, on Thursday's Beating The Book (May 17, 2018).

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It’s super-sized. Ron Flatter of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod gives his Kentucky Derby Championship Formula, narrowing the list of potential winners in the process. Then, horse racing expert Marco D'Angelo (who called the Derby win of 30-1 shot Animal Kingdom seven years ago and would’ve hit the Derby Superfecta in 2017 had he only played it) of WagerTalk, ESPN’s Chris Fallica (who had Orb in 2013 at 125-1), and Daily Racing Form Podcast Host Peter T. Fornatale drop in on Host Gill Alexander for this annual extensive Kentucky Derby roundtable 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. All on Thursday's Beating The Book (May 3, 2018).

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Gill Alexander guesses NBA Playoff First Round Series prices and is joined by Bob Stoll from Dr. Bob Sports with initial thoughts on the matchups. Then, after overnight release and line movement, the two handicappers review the current market series prices looking for value. (April 13, 2018)

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It's a betting podcast tradition unlike any other. Host Gill Alexander welcomes golf handicapper Brady Kannon to highlight key stats that you won't get anywhere else, courtesy of Dave Tindall and Steve The Punter from Betfair, 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, replete with long shots, head-to-head thoughts, and props, as well, on Tuesday's Beating The Book (April 3, 2018). 

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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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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 Covers.com 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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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 GoForThe2.com 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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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. Off of a Week 15 of NFL play during which controversial calls took center stage and books lost on just about every teaser, Andrews and Host Gill Alexander give their thoughts on every game on the Week 16 slate for which lines are available, then segue into another edition of StoryTime. This week, Chris discusses a colorful money line parlay bettor from days gone by, on Monday's Beating The Book (December 18, 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 2 tackles the next 11 matchups ranging from December 23rd to December 27th.  It's a a bonafide annual tradition, on this week's Beating The Book (December 18, 2017).

December 23

2:57 Birmingham Bowl - Texas Tech v South Florida

5:22 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl - SDSU v Army

7:26 Dollar General Bowl - Appalachian State v Toledo

December 24

10:40 Hawai'i Bowl - Fresno State v Houston

December 26

16:16 Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl - Utah v West Virginia

19:49 Quick Lane Bowl - Duke v Northern Illinois

22:36 Cactus Bowl - Kansas State v UCLA

December 27

31:13 Walk-On's Independence Bowl - Southern Miss v FSU

35:13 New Era Pinstripe Bowl - Iowa v Boston College

41:30 Foster Farms Bowl - Arizona v Purdue

45:26 Academy Sports+Outdoors Texas Bowl - Texas v Missouri

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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. Off of a spate of injuries to key players, Andrews and Host Gill Alexander first give their thoughts on every game on the Week 15 slate for which lines are available, then segue into the sensation that is StoryTime. This week, Chris tells us a story about the good old days of casino survival and honor, when an entire company stayed afloat thanks to sleight of hand, on Monday's Beating The Book (December 11, 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.  First, Host Gill Alexander reviews the fundamental tenets of Bowl season. Then, Preston Johnson of VSiN's "Call-in Pod" and Joe Lisi of GoForThe2.com uncover any betting edge in the lines. With 40 games in all prior to the National Championship, Part 1 tackles the first 11 matchups ranging from December 16th to December 22nd.  It's a a bonafide annual tradition, on this week's Beating The Book (December 11, 2017).

December 19

45:48 Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl - Akron v Florida Atlantic

December 20

48:23 DXL Frisco Bowl - SMU vs. Louisiana Tech

December 21

51:13 Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl - Temple vs. FIU

December 22

56:45 Bahamas Bowl - UAB vs. Ohio

1:00:37 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl - Central Michigan vs. Wyoming

 

 

 

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings over 30 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines. Andrews and Host Gill Alexander first give their thoughts on every game on the Week 14 slate, then segue into the sensation that is StoryTime. This week, Chris tells us about an awkward discovery in a Las Vegas bathroom, on Monday's Beating The Book (December 4, 2017).

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings over 30 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines. Andrews and Host Gill Alexander first give their thoughts on every game on the Week 13 slate, then segue into the sensation that is StoryTime. This week, Chris tells us how he threw a colleague under the bus and how that resulted in a rallying cry for all frustrated bettors, on Monday's Beating The Book (November 27, 2017).

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Gaughn Gaming in-house oddsmaker Vinny Magliulo fills in for Chris Andrews on Guessing Lines, as Magliulo and Host Gill Alexander review Week 11 and give their thoughts on every game on the Week 12 slate.  Plus, Magliulo tells us about his experience as a professor of gaming at UNLV, and the students who had a previous run-in of their own. (November 20, 2017).

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings over 30 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines. Andrews and Host Gill Alexander first give their thoughts on every game on the Week 11 slate, then segue into the sensation that is StoryTime, this week focusing on a litigious bettor who was none too pleased with the outcome of a Sunday Night Football game (November 13, 2017).

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings over 30 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines. Andrews and Host Gill Alexander first give their thoughts on every game on the Week 10 slate, then segue into the sensation that is StoryTime, this week focusing on Chris' recollection of the biggest a-hole he's ever had to deal with, on Monday's Beating The Book (November 6, 2017).

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He's back. South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews brings over 30 years of bookmaking experience to the table in this weekly series, designed to find an edge in the upcoming week's NFL betting lines. Andrews and Host Gill Alexander first give their thoughts on every game on the Week 9 slate, then segue into the sensation that is StoryTime, which with a nod to this week's Breeder's Cup, focuses on a horse racing story Chris will never forget, on Monday's Beating The Book (October 30, 2017).

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Gaughn Gaming in-house oddsmaker Vinny Magliulo fills in for Chris Andrews on Guessing Lines, as Magliulo and Host Gill Alexander review Week 7, including SuperContest carnage, and give their thoughts on every game on the Week 8 slate. (October 23, 2017).

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Gaughn Gaming in-house oddsmaker Vinny Magliulo fills in for Chris Andrews on Guessing Lines, as Magliulo and Host Gill Alexander review Week 6 ticket and money counts, and give their thoughts on every game on the Week 7 slate.  Plus, Magliulo provides additional notes on how line generation in the NFL betting industry has evolved. (October 16, 2017).

 
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