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Pregame.com Presents: BETTING DORK with Gill Alexander, helping sports bettors win with advanced Sabermetric stats, including free picks, odds, line moves, handicapping tips, big game previews, famous handicappers, sportsbook endorsements, and Las Vegas gambling stories. Discussing NFL, college foot…

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    Betting Dork: 2014 100 Games MLB Derivative Stats Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2014 54:14

    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 Betting Dork (July 24, 2014).

    Betting Dork: 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 Betting Preview and Picks with Lee Phelps, William Hill

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2014 53:30

    And now it gets even better.  The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is in full swing, as Lee Phelps, TV presenter and host of multiple Wiliiam Hill UK podcasts, guests once again with Gill Alexander for an extensive analysis of the tournament.  All Round of 16 games are examined, with tips on how to bet creatively included, on a Friday World Cup edition of the Betting Dork (June 27, 2014). 

    Betting Dork: 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Betting Preview and Picks with Lee Phelps, William Hill

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2014 67:04

    It is finally here.  The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is upon us, as Lee Phelps, TV presenter and host of multiple Wiliiam Hill UK podcasts, joins Gill Alexander for an extensive analysis of the tournament.  Groups A-H are examined, as are the roles that travel, climate, and scheduling will play in affecting the fortunes of World Cup squads.  Plus, in addition to projecting which sides will advance past the group stage and beyond, the three best prop bets are highlighted, as well, on Monday's World Cup global edition of the Betting Dork (June 8, 2014). 

    Betting Dork: The 2014 Fantasy & Betting ATM with Paul Sporer, Baseball Prospectus & The 146th Belmont Stakes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2014 115:05

    Paul Sporer of Baseball Prospectus 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, Marco D'Angelo of Pregame and Chris Andrews of againstthenumber.com handicap the third leg of the Triple Crown as California Chrome attempts to make history, on Thursday's Betting Dork (June 5, 2014).

    Betting Dork: 2014 Q1 MLB Derivative Stats Show and the 139th Preakness Stakes Preview and Picks

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2014 64:50

    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 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.  Then, Marco D'Angelo of Pregame.com and Chris Andrews of AgainstTheNumber.com break down the second leg of the Triple Crown, on Thursday's Betting Dork (May 15, 2014).

    Betting Dork: 140th Kentucky Derby Preview and Picks, Blackjack Annual

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2014 73:47

    Horse Racing expert Marco D'Angelo (he who called the Derby win of 30-1 shot Animal Kingdom three years ago) and racing aficionado Chris Andrews of AgainstTheNumber.com 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, commentary on the state of horse racing, in general.  Then, speaking of a dissertation on the state of things, Vegas Runner provides his thoughts on the current status of blackjack in Las Vegas, and gives his best tips on how to maximize your experience playing the game, on Thursday's Betting Dork (May 1, 2014).

    Betting Dork: The 78th Masters Preview with Dave Kelner of William Hill

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2014

    A year after guests Rufus Peabody and Lee Phelps nailed the Adam Scott/Angel Cabrera duel to the finish last April, a betting podcast tradition unlike any other returns.  This time, 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 Betting Dork (April 8, 2014). 

    Betting Dork: Joe Peta, Author, "Trading Bases, A Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball" on 2014 MLB Season Win Totals

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2014 44:00

    We know him well in these parts.  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 2014 MLB Season win totals on his mind.  It's baseball nirvana once again on Monday's Betting Dork (March 24, 2014).

    Betting Dork: The 2014 NCAA Bracketology Special with Ed Feng of The Power Rank and Vegas Runner

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2014 72:28

    We've got the madness covered like no one else.  Ed Feng of ThePowerRank.com handles the advanced analytics and Pregame Pro Vegas Runner provides market perspective as the two dissect all 32 second round 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament matchups from both an ATS and bracket standpoint.  Plus, Host Gill Alexander provides game theory you should consider for your office pools and advanced stats that will help you gain an edge.  What are the 6 characteristics that all National Champions have shared since 2004, and what one team in this year's field possesses them?  It's our annual March Madness edition on Tuesday's Betting Dork (March 18, 2014).

    Betting Dork: Chad Millman, Editor-in-Chief, ESPN The Magazine, on The Analytics Issue; Peter Keating, Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine, on NCAA Giant Killers

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2014 56:55

    The Analytics episode is here.  First, Chad Millman, Editor-in-Chief of ESPN The Magazine, and host and writer of the Behind The Bets podcast and blog, respectively, at ESPN.com, makes his annual visit with host Gill Alexander, providing insight on the Mag's annual Analytics Issue and thoughts on both the gambling panel at the recent MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference and sports betting in New Jersey.  Then, Peter Keating, Senior Writer at ESPN The Magazine, does what he does best, stimulating in ways that will cause you to view sports such as hockey, horse racing, and NASCAR in just a slightly differently manner than you might have before listening.  it all leads up to his best Giant Killer candidates in next week's NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament, on Wednesday's Betting Dork (March 12, 2014).

    Betting Dork: Paul Sporer, Baseball Prospectus, 2014 Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitcher Guide

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2014 77:47

    Last week was the appetizer; this week, the entree.  Fantasy baseball geeks (and baseball bettors), it's time.  No one has written more extensively on starting pitching throughout MLB heading into your 2014 fantasy draft or auction than Paul Sporer of Baseball Prospectus and PaintTheBlack.com.  He sits down and chats with Host Gill Alexander about the most overvalued and undervalued starters in the majors, headed into Opening Day 2014. It's information that directly applies to fantasy, but converts beautifully to betting value, as well.  That, and some MLB season win totals talk, as well, on Wednesday's Betting Dork (March 5, 2014).

    Betting Dork: Paul Sporer, Baseball Prospectus, 2014 Fantasy Baseball Overvalued/Undervalued Position Players

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2014

    Paul Sporer of Baseball Prospectus and PaintTheBlack.com highlights the most overvalued and undervalued position players you should be aware of for your upcoming baseball fantasy draft.  Plus, key trends to help inform your NBA handicapping and a chance to shine and win from OnSide Sports, on Wednesday's Betting Dork (February 26, 2013).

    Betting Dork: NFL MegaPod Super Bowl XLVIII Props Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2014 48:29

    And so, we have arrived at this.  Before the Denver Broncos tangle with the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, enjoy the final NFL MegaPod of the season, replete with game and prop analysis.  Pregame pro Bryan Leonard joins Host Gill Alexander and fellow Pregame pros Marco DAngelo and Vegas Runner 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, Gill offers thoughts on the most exploitable exotic props on the board, as well.  There's something for everyone, on Wednesday's Betting Dork (January 29, 2014).

    Betting Dork: The 3rd Annual Vegas Lifestyle Show: A Man's Guide to Sin City

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2014 65:36

    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, Gaming Today's Marco D'Angelo, and man about town, Vegas Runner, take off their handicapping hats and are joined by Marc Meltzer of vegaschatter.com, part of the Conde Nast Digital Network, to discuss the best Sportsbooks, Steak Restaurants, Nightclubs, and Strip Clubs in Sin City.  The Super Bowl's not for awhile.  In the meantime, enjoy a man's guide to Sin City, on Friday's Betting Dork (January 24, 2014). 

    Betting Dork: Aaron Schatz, Football Outsiders & NFL MegaPod Championship Round 2014

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2014

    Making his annual NFL postseason appearance on the pod, Aaron Schatz, creator of Football Outsiders and Insider at ESPN.com, joins Host Gill Alexander and offers up his thoughts on a host of topics, including his best NFL futures bets for 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 New England Patriots at Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks.  It's all on a supersized Friday Championship edition of the Betting Dork (January 17, 2014).

    Betting Dork: NFL MegaPod Divisional Round 2014

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2014 70:44

    Just in time for the Divisional Round, 2010 Hilton SuperContest champion Richard Stand joins Host Gill Alexander and takes his rightful place on the roundtable alongside Pregame pros Marco D'Angelo and Vegas Runner to give his insights on the New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers at Carolina Panthers, and San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos. It's all on another Friday NFL playoff edition of the Betting Dork (January 10, 2014).

    Betting Dork: NFL MegaPod Wild Card Round 2014

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2014 71:39

    The playoffs kick off in grand style on the granddaddy of all sports betting roundtable podcasts, as Host Gill Alexander makes the call to the bullpen for National Football Post's Joe Fortenbaugh to take his familiar spot alongside Pregame pros Marco D'Angelo and Vegas Runner. All four Wild Card games are dissected.  Kansas City Chiefs at Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals, and San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers.  No stone is left unturned in an effort to give you an edge with your plays this weekend, on Friday's Betting Dork (January 3, 2014).

    Betting Dork: 2013-2014 College Football Bowl Season Handicapping Special Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2013 87:35

    The Power Rank creator, Ed Feng, and Pregame Pro Dave Essler sit back down with Host Gill Alexander to break down the balance of the Bowl schedule from a betting perspective. With 35 games in all, Part 1 examined the first 17 matchups from December 21st to midway through December 30th.  Now, the trio picks up midway through the 30th and takes you all the way through the BCS Championship between Florida State and Auburn. It's the holiday season gift that keeps on giving, on Monday's Betting Dork (December 23, 2013).

    Betting Dork: 2013 NFL MegaPod Week 16 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2013 61:34

    Uh oh.  It's the return of Pregame co-owner Johnny Detroit.  Let the hijinx ensue.  Host Gill Alexander welcomes back Johnny and, of course, MegaPod pillars Marco D'Angelo and Vegas Runner to break down this weekend's NFL betting board in a fashion that you won't quite find anywhere else.  That we can assure you.  The crew examines the entire slate, but keys in on the Atlanta Falcons at San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills, and NY Giants at Detroit Lions.  And, our two staple questions are answered, as well.  Which big favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game is the least bettable of the bunch?  Plus, VR makes a promise, on Friday's Betting Dork (December 20, 2013).  

    Betting Dork: 2013-2014 College Football Bowl Season Handicapping Special Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2013 64:12

    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 35 Bowl, 17 day stretch.  Then, creator of The Power Rank, Ed Feng, and Pregame Pro Dave Essler apply their inherently different approaches to uncovering any betting edge in the lines. With 35 games in all, Part 1 tackles the first 17 matchups from December 21st to midway through December 30th.  It's a a bonafide annual tradition, on Monday's Betting Dork (December 16, 2013).

    Betting Dork: 2013 NFL MegaPod Week 15 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2013 75:02

    The NFL's flagship sports betting podcast series marches on into the home stretch of the regular season with Host Gill Alexander and Pregame pros Marco D'Angelo and Vegas Runner.  As always, a who's who of industry and handicapping experts makes it complete.  This week, former casino owner and bookmaker for 30+ years, Chris Andrews of againstthenumber.com and the premier handicapping tool, SHARPS, returns to the roundtable, breaking down the Baltimore Ravens at Detroit Lions, Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks at NY Giants, Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins at Atlanta Falcons, and more matchups from a handicapping perspective.  Plus, VR's rant on the Seahawks and Gill's on the Redskins, which big favorite is most likely to lose outright, and which game should you stay away from at all costs, on Friday's Betting Dork (December 13, 2013).

    Betting Dork: 2013 NFL MegaPod Week 14 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2013 63:29

    A professional sports analyst and bettor who wrote his senior thesis at Yale on the inefficiencies in the MLB betting market, Rufus Peabody worked at Las Vegas Sports Consultants prior to co-developing the Massey-Peabody rankings, and his work can be seen weekly these days in the Wall Street Journal and at The Linemakers/Sporting News, as well.  Occasionally, he'll even slum it here.  And by that, we mean, hit the bigtime.  Rufus sits down with Host Gill Alexander and Pregame pros Marco D'Angelo and Vegas Runner in a feisty breakdown of this weekend's board, including the Dallas Cowboys at Chicago Bears, Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings at Baltimore Ravens, Detroit Lions at Philadelphia Eagles, Tennessee Titans at Denver Broncos, and Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers.  Plus, the panel isolates the big favorite(s) most likely to lose outright and the least appealing game(s) from a betting standpoint, on Friday's Betting Dork (December 6, 2013).

    Betting Dork: 2013 NFL MegaPod Week 12 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2013 50:42

    The band is back together.  The first return guest in the 2013 MegaPod series, National Football Post's Joe Fortenbaugh hangs out with Host Gill Alexander and Pregame pros Marco D'Angelo and Vegas Runner to complete the quartet and weigh in on all things betting for the upcoming NFL weekend.  The San Francisco 49ers at Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos at New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts at Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears at St. Louis Rams, and Carolina Panthers at Miami Dolphins are all discussed, among other matchups, as are the big favorite most likely to lose outright and the game(s) to be avoided.  It's all on Friday's Betting Dork (November 22, 2013)

    Betting Dork: 2013 NFL MegaPod Week 11 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2013 64:18

    Creator of The Power Rank (thepowerrank.com) which seeks to enlighten through sports analytics and its accompanying visualization, Ed Feng now adds Grantland, Sports Illustrated, and Advanced NFL Stats to his resume of work.  Now, he can include the MegaPod.  Ed joins Host Gill Alexander and Pregame pros Marco D'Angelo and Vegas Runner on the weekly panel to break down the NFL board, including the New England Patriots at Carolina Panthers, Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers at NY Giants, Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals, and more.  And it wouldn't be the MegaPod without isolating the big favorite most likely to lose outright and the game(s) you shouldn't be betting at all, on Friday's Betitng Dork (November 15, 2013).

    Betting Dork: The 2013 Week 11 NFL Guessing Lines Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2013 49:58

    While you're still digesting all of yesterday's NFL results, Pregame Pro Dave Essler and Host Gill Alexander are already looking ahead and engaging in their preliminary analysis of next week's numbers.  And fresh off a week during which his technical analysis translated to cash for those who took advantage, ESPN Insider Evan Abrams makes the show complete with another batch of trends.  Uncovering intrinsic value embedded in lines in an effort to convert it into cash, always the mission on Monday's Betting Dork (November 11, 2013).

    Betting Dork: 2013 NFL MegaPod Week 10 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2013 64:12

    It is a record that may never be broken.  In 2011, the four-member Sans Souci team won the Hilton SuperContest with a remarkable 72.5% win rate.  Now, for the first time, team member and LVH SuperContest weekend co-creator Brady Kannon joins his Pregame counterparts Marco D'Angelo and Vegas Runner on the MegaPod.  Host Gill Alexander navigates the crew through the Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers, St. Louis Rams at Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans, and more.  Plus, the panel votes on which favorite of more than a touchdown is most likely to lose outright, and which game on the board begs for a pass, on Friday's Betting Dork (November 8, 2013).

    Betting Dork: The 2013 Week 10 NFL Guessing Lines Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2013 41:24

    Pregame Pro Dave Essler and Host Gill Alexander hook up for their weekly kneejerk reactions to just-released NFL betting lines, with an eye towards pinpointing value.  Then, ESPN Insider Evan Abrams offers up a trend or two that provides additional context, on Monday's Betting Dork (November 4, 2013).

    Betting Dork: 2013 NFL MegaPod Week 9 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2013 63:43

    A pioneer and giant in the industry, Dr. Bob sits down with Host Gill Alexander, making his return to the industry's flagship NFL betting podcast series.  Along with the show's weekly pillars, Pregame pros Marco D'Angelo and Vegas Runner, the quartet break down this weekend's NFL board, with special treatment given to the Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans, Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints at NY Jets, and Tennessee Titans at St. Louis Rams.  Plus, you know the drill.  The panel chimes in on which big favorite is most likely to lose outright (there is consensus) and which game is the least bettable from a sides perspective.  It's all on Friday's Betting Dork (November 1, 2013).

    Betting Dork: The 2013 Week 9 NFL Guessing Lines Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2013 52:07

    Pregame Pro Dave Essler and Host Gill Alexander take a preliminary look at the upcoming weekend's NFL lines in an effort to uncover inherent betting value, while Gill and ESPN Insider Evan Abrams both provide details that dovetail on two specific teams next weekend, on Monday's Betting Dork (October 28, 2013).

    Betting Dork: 2013 NFL MegaPod Week 8 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2013 44:51

    Once a year, they go guestless just to remember where they came from.  This is that week.  Host Gill Alexander and Pregame pros Marco D'Angelo and Vegas Runner examine this weekend's pro football menu, looking to unearth angles you may not have considered.  The Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams, Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins at Denver Broncos, and San Francisco 49ers at Jacksonville Jaguars (at Wembley Stadium in London) are among the games discussed.  Plus, as always, the big favorite that's most likely to lose outright and the game you should want no part of, on Friday's Betting Dork (October 25, 2013).

    Betting Dork: 2013 NFL MegaPod Week 7 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2013 54:10

    Simply put, he's one of the show's favorites.  2010 SuperContest Champion Richard Stand rejoins Host Gill Alexander for the ultimate breakdown of this weekend's NFL betting board.  Along with linchpin Pregame pros Marco D'Angelo and Vegas Runner, the crew tackles the Minnesota Vikings at NY Giants, Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts, San Francisco 49ers at Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots at NY Jets, and much more.  Plus, the staple questions are asked, as well.  Which large favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game is the most unbettable (side-wise) of the bunch, on Friday's Betting Dork (October 18, 2013).

    Betting Dork: The 2013 Week 7 NFL Guessing Lines Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2013 45:42

    It's that time.  Everyone's favorite Monday morning interactive weekly ritual is in full effect as Host Gill Alexander and Pregame Pro Dave Essler dive into Week 7 lines, looking to unearth value.  It's all packed into one show, along with a plethora of conversational tangents, including Gill's diatribe on results-driven commentary in the Saints-Patriots game, historical ATS data on +2.5 dogs, and a fabulous intradivision trend, among others, from ESPN Insider Evan Abrams, on Monday's Betting Dork (October 14, 2013).  

    Betting Dork: 2013 NFL MegaPod Week 6 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2013 71:37

    From Pro Football Talk to The Linemakers of Sporting News to NBC New York, Mike Wilkening's opinions on professional football can be accessed far and wide.  Back at his old stomping grounds on the MegaPod, though, it feels like he never left his chair on the panel.  Mike joins Host Gill Alexander and Pregame pros Marco D'Angelo and Vegas Runner to break down the Indianapolis Colts at San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys, Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings, St. Louis Rams at Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans at Seattle Seahawks, and, of course, the Jacksonville Jaguars at Denver Broncos.  Other games are touched on, as well, along with the burning questions of which big favorite this weekend is most likely to lose outright and which game you should steer clear of.  It's all on Friday's Betting Dork (October 11, 2013).

    Betting Dork: The 2013 Week 6 NFL Guessing Lines Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2013 53:26

    Pregame Pro Dave Essler and Host Gill Alexander fire away at the coming week's NFL lines in an effort to uncover inherent betting value.  As always, you're invited to play along in what should be everyone's preliminary exercise in handicapping the NFL slate.  Plus, ESPN Insider Evan Abrams provides key trends to be aware of for the coming week, on Monday's Betting Dork (October 7, 2013).

    Betting Dork: 2013 NFL MegaPod Week 5 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2013 67:37

    A staple on the show for years, National Football Post's Joe Fortenbaugh occupies his rightful spot next to Pregame Pros Marco D'Angelo and Vegas Runner, as Host Gill Alexander leads the weekly breakdown of games.  The NY Jets at Atlanta Falcons, San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans at San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs at Tennessee Titans, and Seattle Seahawks at Indianapolis Colts are just among the many matchups discussed through the prism of the betting line.  Plus, which big favorite is most likely to lose and what game should you want no part of, on Friday's Betting Dork (October 4, 2013).

    Betting Dork: 2013 MLB Playoffs Preview w Baseball Prospectus' Paul Sporer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2013 34:52

    The MLB Playoffs are set, with the Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays, and Cincinnati Reds all vying for a World Series title.  Now, podcast favorite Paul Sporer of Baseball Prospectus joins Host Gill Alexander for one final time in 2013 to provide his unique perspective on the clubs, pitchers, and matchups of October.  Inside the MLB postseason, on Tuesday's Betting Dork (October 1, 2013).

    Betting Dork: The 2013 Week 5 NFL Guessing Lines Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2013 47:42

    Part dedication and part handicapping reflex, Pregame Pro Dave Essler and Host Gill Alexander convene for their weekly value-seeking stab at the following week's NFL lines, followed by ESPN Insider Evan Abrams' added layer of trends, on Monday's Betting Dork (September 30, 2013).

    Betting Dork: 2013 NFL MegaPod Week 4 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2013 75:05

    Already having proven himself with spot-on analysis in Betting Dork golf podcasts this past summer, professional bettor Rufus Peabody of Massey-Peabody Analytics drops back in on Host Gill Alexander to provide insights on this weekend's NFL games through the prism of his NFL rankings.  Along with Pregame pros Marco D'Angelo and Vegas Runner, the quartet delve into the Miami Dolphins at New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots at Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks at Houston Texans, NY Giants at Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions, and more, all the while challenging each other in the process.  Plus, the big favorite that's most likely to lose outright and the game should you pass on entirely, all on Friday's Betting Dork (September 27, 2013).

    Betting Dork: The 2013 Week 4 NFL Guessing Lines Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2013 43:22

    Pregame Pro Dave Essler and Host Gill Alexander look to uncover value inherent in next week's spreads and turn it into cash at the betting window.  As always, they provide context and look to Cantor's opening lines from May to help provide just that.  Plus, in his weekly segment, ESPN Insider Evan Abrams delves into the betting numbers, shedding additional light on no fewer than 5 matchups, including the Week 4 Sunday and Monday primetime games.

    Betting Dork: 2013 NFL MegaPod Week 3 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2013 52:54

    Providing trends on this season's Betting Dork: NFL Guessing Lines series of podcasts, ESPN Insider Evan Abrams pulls double duty and joins Host Gill Alexander and Pregame pros Marco D'Angelo and Vegas Runner on the MegaPod this week, as well, providing technical analysis to the proceedings.  Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers, Jacksonville Jaguars at Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts at San Francisco 49ers, and St. Louis Rams at Dallas Cowboys are just some of the matchups discussed, along with the Trend of the Week relating to teams playing their first home game in Week 3 as favorites (Tennessee Titans, Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins).  Plus, which big favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game should you avoid at all costs, on Friday's Betting Dork (September 20, 2013).

    Betting Dork: The 2013 Week 3 NFL Guessing Lines Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2013 49:11

    Pregame Pro Dave Essler and Host Gill Alexander convene for their weekly NFL lines ritual, all in the name of trying to isolate a betting edge.  Plus, ESPN Insider Evan Abrams drops by with his 5 best trends of Week 3.  Begin your weekly pro football handicapping process, on Monday's Betting Dork (September 16, 2013).

    Betting Dork: 2013 NFL MegaPod Week 2 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2013 51:27

    It's the most powerful NFL database there is, bar none.  Spreadapedia can inform many of your NFL wagers or just as importantly, help you determine which matchups you should stay away from.  Today, one half of the Spreadapedia braintrust, Jason Weingarten, joins Host Gill Alexander and stalwart Pregame Pros Marco D'Angelo and Vegas Runner to break down this weekend's NFL board, including the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals, San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys at Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars at Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers at Buffalo Bills, and others.  Plus, the single most powerful NFL trend of the week, which big favorite is most likely to lose outright, and which game should you steer clear of  It's all on Friday's Betting Dork (September 13, 2013).

    Betting Dork: The 2013 Week 2 NFL Guessing Lines Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2013 43:11

    Pregame Pro Dave Essler and Host Gill Alexander share what their guesses were on this coming week's pro football spreads, all the while attempting to discern value and pinpoint the most exploitable lines along the way.  Plus, the college football line that leapt off the page for Dave, and the unabashed effrontery of Brent Musburger, on Monday's Betting Dork (September 9, 2013).

    Betting Dork: 2013 NFL MegaPod Week 1 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2013 73:01

    And they're back.  The NFL's flagship sports betting podcast series is once again in full effect with Host Gill Alexander and Pregame pros Marco D'Angelo and Vegas Runner, primed to attack another season of NFL lines.  And, as always, a who's who of industry and handicapping experts will join the fray on a weekly basis, as well.  Former casino owner and bookmaker for over 30 years, Chris Andrews of againstthenumber.com and the premier handicapping tool, SHARPS, joins the roundtable for Week 1, breaking down the Houston Texans at San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins, NY Giants at Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers, New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills, and more matchups from a handicapping perspective.  Plus, which big favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game should you stay away from at all costs, on Friday's Betting Dork (September 6, 2013).

    Betting Dork: 2013 MLB 3rd Quarter Report with Joe Peta

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2013 49:08

    It's the final regular season baseball podcast of 2013, but with roughly 40 games left of betting value to exploit, author and pioneer of the cluster luck hit sequencing statistic, Joe Peta joins Host Gill Alexander to give you the 4th quarter's betting edge. Which clubs are overvalued and which are undervalued today, and most likely, moving forward, on Monay's Betting Dork (August 19, 2013).

    Betting Dork: Joe Fortenbaugh, National Football Post on Fantasy Football Strategy/Sleepers and Season Win Totals

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2013 52:38

    Give them any excuse to talk fantasy football and they will.  National Football Post's Joe Fortenbaugh and Host Gill Alexander discuss fantasy strategy and sleepers as you head into your 2013 drafts.  Plus, Joe offers up his 6 favorite NFL season win totals plays, on Monday's Betting Dork (August 12, 2013).

    Betting Dork: MLB Derivative Stats Show, Redux

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2013 43:15

    Host Gill Alexander and sabermetrics expert Basewinner return for an encore of their wildly popular segment, 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, the best and worst first 5 inning and 1st inning teams (including runs produced and allowed), and the best and worst starters in the 1st inning, all designed to provide and edge with your MLB wagers, on Friday's Betting Dork (August 2, 2013).

    Betting Dork: The Fantasy & Betting ATM with Paul Sporer, Baseball Prospectus, 100 Games Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2013 75:44

    Last year, Paul Sporer of Baseball Prospectus stopped by to chat with Host Gill Alexander around this very time of the MLB season and delivered the goods, spurring on mass down-the-stretch fades of the accidents waiting to happen that were Derek Lowe, Aaron Cook, and Henderson Alvarez.  Now comes the 2013 edition at the 100-game mark.  Skill position fantasy players are highlighted, as are underachieving starters, before the list of starters destined for trouble (our fade targets) are isolated, on Tuesday's Betting Dork (July 23, 2013).

    Betting Dork: Jonah Keri, Grantland.com and the 2013 Sabermetrics All-Star Rotation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2013 37:37


    Jonah Keri of Grantland.com drops in for his annual All-Star Break spot with Host Gill Alexander to review his preseason season win totals play while isolating which clubs have been the most surprising thus far.  Then, Basewinner checks in for the annual podcast ritual of naming the bizarro 2013 Sabermetrics All-Star rotation with an eye towards cashing in on the quartet moving forward, on Tuesday's Betting Dork (July 16, 2013). 


    Betting Dork: The Blackjack Annual with Vegas Runner

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2013 55:43

    Once per year they get together and a blackjack conversation breaks out.  This is that time.  Advantage player Vegas Runner and Host Gill Alexander discuss VR's blackjack evolution, how casinos have ruined the game and how they could fix it, how to avoid tells while counting, and where the best places to play in Vegas are for players of all levels.  Plus, actual audio of VR getting backed off, on Tuesday's Betting Dork (June 25, 2013).

    Betting Dork: The 113th U.S. Open Preview with Dave Kelner of William Hill and Professional Bettor Rufus Peabody of Massey-Peabody Analytics

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2013 50:11

    Riding the high of a wildly accurate Masters Preview podcast back in April, host Gill Alexander welcomes fellow host Dave Kelner from William Hill's golf podcast to highlight golfers with value at this week's U.S. Open Golf Championship at the Merion Golf Club at Ardmore, Pennsylvania.  Then, from the perspective of a European to that of an American quant, Rufus Peabody of Massey-Peabody Analytics and a professional bettor in his own right, lets slip a name or two in the field who you just may want to put your money behind.  It's all about exploiting the betting markets of the second golf major of the year, on Wednesday's Betting Dork (June 12, 2013).

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