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: MLB Opening Day 2011 Props and Picks

Michael Perry, Senior Manager and Oddsmaker at, joins Host Gill Alexander and provides insight into a number of not-often-shared sportsbook facts, including which teams leave his shop most exposed in the NCAA Final Four, and to exactly what extent.  Plus, he offers up some interesting MLB props available at his site, as well.  Then, with MLB Opening Day upon us, Gill and Basewinner offer up notes on every single ballgame on Thursday and Friday, including a few free picks thrown in, on Thursday's Betting Dork (March 31, 2011).

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Betting Dork: Vegas Runner on the Sports Betting Industry

On a rare Betting Dork, it’s an “Interpreting the Tweets” segment run amok.  Host Gill Alexander and Pregame Pro Vegas Runner discuss a number of sports betting related sidebars, including the importance of shopping around for the best lines and how bettors can make more informed decisions about which cappers to follow and how they react to them.  Plus, VR talks Final Four.  It’s a fiery Wednesday Betting Dork (March 30, 2011).

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Betting Dork: How to Win $10,000, Free NIT Pick, Guessing NCAA Title Game Lines

Pregame Pros Marco D'Angelo and JR O'Donnell bring years of handicapping experience to the table, as they share their thoughts with Host Gill Alexander on college basketball.  Included are Marco's Free NIT Play of the night, their thoughts on the Final Four matchups, and the two pros' best stabs at all the potential betting lines for the NCAA Championship Game.  Plus, how you can win $10,000 betting on MLB, on Tuesday's Betting Dork (March 29, 2011).

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Betting Dork: NBA Prospects, American Idol, Fantasy Baseball

It's a Dork mash-up.  First, Yahoo! Sports NBA expert Marc Spears hangs out with Host Gill Alexander to give his take on the pro prospects of Derrick Williams, Jimmer Fredette, and Harrison Barnes.  Then, it's American Idol betting talk with Tara in South Carolina.  And for good measure, Gill dispenses some 2011 Fantasy Baseball draft guidelines with some sleeper thoughts thrown in.  There's something for everyone, on Friday's Betting Dork (March 25, 2011).

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Betting Dork: Sweet 16 Bracketology

So, how are those brackets looking?  Whether you're still alive in your 2011 NCAA March Madness brackets or just plain ol' toast at this point, Sweet 16 brackets gives everyone new life.  Pregame Pro Vegas Runner joins Host Gill Alexander and goes through all the games in detail, following the unveiling of his new weekly feature, The Value Top 10.  It's all on Wednesday's Betting Dork (March 23, 2011).

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Betting Dork: Sabermetrics 101 and The MLB Sabercapping Approach

Last show, it was all about the mechanics of setting helpful guidelines for first-time baseball bettors.  This time, it's about the ingredients that go into an advanced stats driven MLB handicapping approach.  Once again, Basewinner joins Host Gill Alexander to break it all down on Monday's unapologetically super nerdy Betting Dork (March 21, 2011).

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Betting Dork: Baseball Betting 101 and 2011 MLB Futures

Host Gill Alexander coaxes sabermetrician, Basewinner, out of his lab to discuss the guidelines that will help first-time MLB bettors have a profitable and enjoyable experience in their first foray into betting baseball.  Plus, which 2011 World Series futures bets have the most value, which teams' win totals are of note, and who has the best odds to win the MLB Home Run crown?  It's the annual "Introduction to Baseball" episode, on Thursday's Betting Dork (March 17, 2011).

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Betting Dork: The 2011 NCAA Bracketology Special

Ya gotta love the Madness!  Pregame Pro Vegas Runner joins Host Gill Alexander to discuss NCAA Tournament handicapping angles before turning their attention to the real matter at hand, filling out brackets.  If you haven't quite filled yours out yet and are looking for any reason to finally pull the trigger on those particularly dicey Thursday and Friday games, listen in as the two fly through 32 ballgames and hone in on what will ultimately separate the men from the boys.  It's all about Bracketology, on Wednesday's Betting Dork (March 16, 2011).

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Yahoo! NBA expert Marc Spears drops through for his regular visit and gives his thoughts on the team in each conference that he feels has a legitimate shot at pulling off a first round playoff series upset, given the right matchup.  Plus, Dan Bebe touches on when NBA regular season betting value all but disappears and how to fight against confirmation bias, on Friday's Betting Dork (March 11, 2011).

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Betting Dork: NCAA Basketball Free Picks Coast-to-Coast

Host Gill Alexander welcomes Pregame Pro Mike Hook from an undisclosed location on the California coast, and what results is a stream of free plays.  First, Mike offers up one of his standard free college basketball picks and then drops a pick that was intended to have been a paid play.  Listen in to grab it.  Plus, Pregame Pro JR O'Donnell stops through to offer up a freebie or two on Conference Week, as well, from just outside of Philly.  In between, from Chicago, it's Sam Clayton with Big Ten insights.  Oh, and some Dorkapalooza talk, as well, on Wednesday's Betting Dork (March 9, 2011).

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

Betting Dork: NCAA Basketball Conference Tournament Week

Host Gill Alexander is back and firing up a very passionate Vegas Runner.  VR breaks down all things conference tourney week in the NCAA, including the amazing reluctance of books to release lines any earlier than they have to, the unique importance of varied scheduling, and the attention that should be paid to teams in must-win situations. Plus, a free pick and early Big Dance betting insight.  It's college basketball's most quirky and exploitable week, on Tuesday's Betting Dork (March 8, 2011).

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