Betting Dork with Gill Alexander
Gambling experts from Pregame.com discuss the biggest sports betting news each weekday, with an emphasis on advanced Sabermetric stats - plus big game analysis, free picks, and Las Vegas betting stories - hosted by Gill Alexander.
Betting Dork: 2014 100 Games MLB Derivative Stats Show

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).

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

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). 

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

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). 

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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).

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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 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).

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

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).

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

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). 

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

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).

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

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).

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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

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).

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