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

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).

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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).  

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

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).

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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).

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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).

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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)

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Betting Dork: 2013 NFL MegaPod Week 11 Preview

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).

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Betting Dork: The 2013 Week 11 NFL Guessing Lines Show

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).

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Betting Dork: 2013 NFL MegaPod Week 10 Preview

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).

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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).

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