Betting Dork with Gill Alexander
Gambling experts from 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: Getting to Know Dave Essler

In the midst of a stellar college basketball handicapping season, Dave Essler joins Host Gill Alexander for his first appearance on the show.  Giving insights into his daily approach and which teams he feels are underrated, Dave also sheds light on what his feelings are on a Pregame Convention in Las Vegas in August.  Get to know the man, on Monday's Betting Dork (February 28, 2011).

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Betting Dork: NBA Trade Deadline Aftermath

With a flurry of NBA trade activity in the books, Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports and Host Gill Alexander wax on about Prince and Dave Chappelle before getting around to putting all the pro hoops transaction madness in perspective.  Which teams were the winners and losers, and which player move isn't getting the publicity it deserves?  Plus, Pregame Pro Dan Bebe applies betting angles to all that has gone down, both for tonight and beyond, on Friday's Betting Dork (February 25, 2011).

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Betting Dork: From Bookie Bets and Steam, to Billy Walters and The Kosher Boys

It starts innocently enough between Pregame Pro Vegas Runner and Host Gill Alexander with just a simple discussion interpreting VR's tweets about bookie bets and steam.  Next thing you know, it's a trip down Las Vegas sports betting memory lane.  How did outfits like Billy Walters' Computer Group and The Kosher Boys operate?  And how do their tactics put what the average bettor does today on a daily basis in proper perspective?  It's all on Wednesday's Betting Dork (February 23, 2011).

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Betting Dork: The Most Beatable NFL Combine Props

Host Gill Alexander and Pregame Pro Mike Hook practically trip over themselves getting to their respective accounts as they assess a select group of NFL Combine proposition wagers being offered by square books that offer nothing short of mega-value.  Plus, where to find college hoops value down the stretch, Carmelo, and UFC 127 picks, on Tuesday's Betting Dork (February 22, 2011).

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Betting Dork: NBA All-Star Weekend Props

TiSB Host and Pregame Pro Dan Bebe drops in for a mano a mano with Host Gill Alexander, as the two review some pro basketball developments from the previous week before diving into a straight up quest for NBA betting value.  Slam Dunk Contest, Three-Point Contest, Rookie Challenge MVP, and All-Star Game MVP odds are fleshed out from every possible angle with an eye towards cashing, on Friday's Betting Dork (February 18, 2011).

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Betting Dork: The Halftime Wager Approach

Pregame Pro Vegas Runner drops the knowledge on Host Gill Alexander, with a 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.  That, plus breaking down VR's tweets, and a college basketball and NBA lean for the night, on Wednesday's Betting Dork (February 16, 2011).

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Betting Dork: Great Moments in Gambling History

There are certainly too many such moments to be included in just this one list, but Host Gill Alexander goes down memory lane, nonetheless.  Relive all of the quirky details that made these 7 moments across 3 sports some of the best or worst and certainly most exasperating for bettors in modern sports history.  Of course, whether each moment qualified as one of the best or worst depended on the side or total backed.  It's the true essence of the highs and lows of sports betting, on Tuesday's Betting Dork (February 15, 2011).

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Betting Dork: Inside the NBA w Marc Spears, Yahoo! Sports, Outside the Lines w Dan Bebe

It's the good and the evil.  First, the good.  Dork regular and NBA expert Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports joins Host Gill Alexander to provide fascinating behind-the-scenes details and insight on reactions to the Jerry Sloan resignation in Utah, the inside scoop on the reaction to initial reporting from Deron Williams himself, and what players in NBA locker rooms are really saying about the Wizards/Cavaliers game on Sunday.  Then, the evil.  Pregame Pro Dan Bebe does his best to convert NBA developments into the maximizing of your gambling dollar, by telling you when to steer clear and when to exploit (think totals!), on Friday's Betting Dork (February 11, 2011). 

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Betting Dork: A Day in the Life of Vegas Runner

Have you ever wondered just what the routine of a true Vegas wiseguy really is?  Well, if so, this is the show for you.  Pregame Pro Vegas Runner joins Host Gill Alexander for another signature chat, as VR goes through his daily cycle, from the night before the action to just after tip-off of the late games that night, with all the hows and whos involved with the knowledge amassed in between.  All of that and a couple of major college basketball rivalry leans, on Wednesday's Betting Dork (February 9, 2011).

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Betting Dork: Free Pebble Beach, Dubai Golf Picks, College Basketball Leans

Host Gill Alexander and Pregame Pro Mike Hook segue from football season into a steady stream of golf value for this week, identifying the best plays in both the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and the Dubai Desert Classic.  Plus, two very strong leans tonight in college basketball, on Tuesday's Betting Dork (February 8, 2011).

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Betting Dork: Super Bowl XLV Perspective, Super Bowl XLVI Futures

Just how great were the 2010-11 NFL Green Bay Packers?  Pregame GM of Picks Marco D'Angelo and Host Gill Alexander put the Packers' 31-25 Super Bowl XLV win over the Steelers in context from a football standpoint, then discuss how the sportsbooks fared, in terms of side, total, and individual prop bets.  Plus, Marco offers up a somewhat surprising initial NFL Super Bowl XLVI futures play, on Monday's Betting Dork (February 7, 2011).

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Betting Dork: Michael Perry, Senior Manager, Oddsmaker,

Ever wish you had the opportunity to talk to a sportsbook insider?  To throw out as many questions as you could think of in a given period of time?  Well, Host Gill Alexander gets that opportunity today, as Senior Manager and Oddsmaker at, Michael Perry, kindly obliges, granting an interview.  How does he feel about being known as a public book?  How do they come up with their prop bets and grade them?  Who helps them set exotic lines?  Do they cut off sharp bettors?  Those questions and much more, on Wednesday's Betting Dork (February 2, 2011).  

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Betting Dork: Super Bowl XLV Prop Shop

Sure, betting Super Bowl propositions is fun, but if you're all about making money, Pregame Pro Mike Hook and Host Gill Alexander have some serious suggestions.  Scouring Bodog and, the two have narrowed the prop bets field down from hundreds to a mere value-soaked handful.  It's the cream of the prop crop, on Tuesday's Betting Dork (February 1, 2011).

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