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: 2011-2012 College Football Bowl Season Handicapping Special Part 2

Applying their weekly NFL handicapping approach toward uncovering any inherent betting edge in spreads, Host Gill Alexander and Pregame Pro Dave Essler take aim at the 2011-12 College Football Bowl Season, in what is becoming a bonafide annual Betting Dork tradition.  With 35 games in all, Part 2 tackles matchups from December 30th through the BCS National Championship on January 9th.  First, the fundamental tenets of capping at this time of year are outlined.  Then, the seeking of a gambling advantage within that context begins, on Wednesday's Betting Dork (December 28, 2011).

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Betting Dork: 2011-2012 NBA Handicapping Preview

Once a Pregame Pro and always an NBA bettor, Dan Bebe rises from the ashes for an appointment listen with Host Gill Alexander.  Bebe fleshes out his fundamental NBA handicapping tenets, including multiple revenge angles, situational road trip spots, and flying into the mountain time zone on the second day of a back-to-back.  Plus, what was the 50 game lockout season of 1998-99 like and how might it inform our betting in the upcoming 66 game 2011-12 campaign?  Which group of teams did the schedule makers protect?  Plus, the NBA win totals with the best value, on Wednesday's Betting Dork (December 21, 2011).

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Betting Dork: The 2011 Week 16 NFL Guessing Lines Show

Their Sunday evening fall routine coming to a close, Pregame Pro Dave Essler and Host Gill Alexander discuss the NFL playoff picture, assess next week's betting lines, and highlight the rare opportunity to take advantage of correlated parlays, something specific to this time of year, on Sunday's Betting Dork (December 18, 2011).

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It starts off like any other week.  Host Gill Alexander welcomes back NationalFootballPost.com NFL Analyst and Writer Joe Fortenbaugh to the weekly roundtable to break down this weekend's matchups from a betting perspective, with Pregame Pros Marco D'Angelo and Vegas Runner.  Then, after no mention of Tim Tebow is made in the first 16 minutes, audio glitches begin. When the talk finally gets around to the New England Patriots at Denver Broncos, the audio returns to its pristine form, only to suddenly cut off when the chronically Tebow-fading D'Angelo steps up to the mic.  Divine intervention?  You be the judge.  Oh.  That, and the Pittsburgh Steelers at San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens at San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cincinnati Bengals at St. Louis Rams, and Carolina Panthers at Houston Texans, the big favorite most likely to lose outright, and game with least value on the spread.  But if it's a full dissertation on the Pats/Broncos line movement you want and the single most definitive Tebow stat there is, this is the place to be, on Friday's Betting Dork (December 16, 2011) 

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Betting Dork: 2011-2012 College Football Bowl Season Handicapping Special Part 1

Applying their weekly NFL handicapping approach toward uncovering any inherent betting edge in spreads, Host Gill Alexander and Pregame Pro Dave Essler take aim at the 2011-12 College Football Bowl Season, in what is becoming a bonafide annual Betting Dork tradition.  With 35 games in all, Part 1 tackles matchups from December 17th to December 30th.  First, the fundamental tenets of capping at this time of year are outlined.  Then, the seeking of a gambling advantage within that context begins, on Wednesday's Betting Dork (December 14, 2011).

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Betting Dork: The 2011 Week 15 NFL Guessing Lines Show

Live from Las Vegas, Host Gill Alexander makes a point to get in his weekly conversation with Pregame Pro Dave Essler, so that, among other things, the full scope of another Tim Tebow miracle can be fully fleshed out.  Then, it's on to trying to determine what Week 15 lines will look like and where the value might lie, on Sunday's Betting Dork (December 11, 2011).

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He is a contributor to ESPN Insider as a statistical consultant to Fightmetric, the sole provider of advanced stats to UFC and looks at MMA from a handicapping perspective.  In his spare time, John Candido puts his metrics to use on the NFL front, both in the Hilton SuperContest in which he currently finds himself placed in the top 100 on the leaderboard and now on the weekly NFL preview pod with Host Gill Alexander.  Alongside Pregame Pros Marco D'Angelo and Vegas Runner, the quartet break down the St. Louis Rams at Seattle Seahawks, NY Giants at Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals, Chicago Bears at Denver Broncos, and Buffalo Bills at San Diego Chargers.  Plus, which big favorite is most likely to lose outright and which game provides the least value on the spread.  It's all on Friday's Betting Dork (December 9, 2011).

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Betting Dork: The Halftime Wager Approach Revisited

Just like old times, Pregame Pro Vegas Runner checks in with Host Gill Alexander, and the topic certainly demands it.  This time the two rehash their annual dissertation on everything you need to know about betting the 2nd half of games, including isolating discrepancies between 2nd half lines and game lines, key 1st half stats to consider, and what the action booked prior to the game starting and the action expected to be booked for the 2nd half has to do with it all, on Wednesday's Betting Dork (December 7, 2011).

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Betting Dork: The 2011 Week 14 NFL Guessing Lines Show

While everyone watches Sunday Night NFL Football, Pregame Pro Dave Essler and Host Gill Alexander are already looking ahead and engaging in their preliminary analysis of next week's numbers.  The goal, as always:  to uncover intrinsic value embedded in those lines and to convert it into cash, on Sunday's Betting Dork (December 4, 2011).

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Betting Dork: NFL MegaPod Week 13 Preview

They are three amongst the exclusive group that meets every Tuesday in Las Vegas to break down football from a betting perspective, and once again, Pregame Pros Marco D'Angelo, Vegas Runner, and Bryan Leonard drop in on Host Gill Alexander to make it a Friday affair in the NFL.  On the morning of his appearance in the semifinals of the $48,000 Cantor Gaming Football Showdown, Leonard joins the regulars to break down the San Diego Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders at Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers, and Denver Broncos at Minnesota Vikings.  Plus, the quartet discuss the Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots and the biggest spread in four seasons, the biggest favorite most likely to lose outright, and the one game on the board that each feels provides the least value.  It's all on Friday's Betting Dork (December 2, 2011).

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