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: NBA Collapses, MLB Betting Stats Fest

Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports hangs out with Host Gill Alexander and ranks the NBA Conference Championship meltdowns prior to offering up his NBA Championship pick.  Then, it’s a veritable MLB stats barrage, as Gill and the sabermetrically-inclined Basewinner delve into the best and worst money line clubs (home/road splits included), run line teams, moneyline and over/under starters, home/road and over/under umpires, top baserunners/9IP starters, top 1st inning scoring and run prevention clubs, and the best/worst 1st inning starters.  Got all that?  Good.  It’s all on a jam-packed Friday edition of the Betting Dork (May 27, 2011).

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:16pm EDT

Betting Dork: Sportsbook Domain Seizures, 2011 MLB Totals, UFC 130

Wiseguy Vegas Runner and Host Gill Alexander meet up for their Wednesday morning chat and discuss yesterday's revelation of a federal grand jury indictment and Maryland-based Homeland Security Investigations operation that resulted in, among other things, the seizure of and other sports betting domains.  What does it all mean and is it time to panic?  Plus, after that dust settles, it’s some actual sports betting insight from the man who gave us Shackleford as the Preakness winner last week.  Interpreting a tweet about MLB totals, the Value Top 10, and VR steps up yet again with three underdog UFC 130 picks, on Wednesday's Betting Dork (May 25, 2011). 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Betting Dork: Sharp Lines versus Soft Lines

Wednesday's have become synonymous with the best in free-flow sports betting talk and today is no different.  Wiseguy Vegas Runner stops by for his weekly chat with Host Gill Alexander as the two get into VR's tweets and Value Top 10, among a smorgasbord of topics.  To wit, negative variance, why information-based bettors aren't always on the same side of a line, the difference between sharp lines and soft lines, and what horses you should keep a special eye on at the Preakness.  Plus, some free MLB leans, as well, on Wednesday's Betting Dork (May 18, 2011).

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:56pm EDT

Betting Dork: NBA Rumors, MLB Facts

Menage a trois in LA?  Sniping in OKC?  Yahoo! Sports NBA writer Marc Spears checks in once again with Host Gill Alexander to reveal actual locker room insights on both matters, along with serving up other NBA takes.  Then, it's back to the diamond with Basewinner as the sabermetric duo examine run production on a per club and league basis.  4 free MLB plays top it off, on Friday's Betting Dork (May 13, 2011). 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:49pm EDT

Betting Dork: Elihu Feustel, Author, “Conquering Risk: Attacking Vegas and Wall Street”

It doesn't get much better than this.  A professional sports bettor and Managing Partner of Rogue Markets, Elihu Feustel has used statistical models to exploit sports betting markets to great success.  Today, he drops in to chat with Host Gill Alexander about an array of topics, including the specific sports he targets, debunking the John Morrison scam, and what offshore books are the most reliable.  But, that's just the appetizer.  Feustel recounts riveting gambling stories, from getting a phone call from an offshore book requesting that he no longer make certain bets, to staring down a sportsbook operation and security at a Vegas casino property in order to cash thousands of dollars in winning tickets.  Plus, what does the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act have to do with abetting terrorist activity?  Yes, it goes there, on an instant classic edition of the Betting Dork (May 12, 2011).

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05pm EDT

Betting Dork: Vegas Runner on Fight Night, Scamming Comps, Brain Farts

Wiseguy Vegas Runner and Host Gill Alexander press record on their conversation every Wednesday to see what they can capture, and once again, they're all over the place.  VR describes his Pacquiao/Mosley fight night experience and offers tips on how you can get comped by Vegas hotels, even if you have no history with specific properties.  Then, if you think wiseguys don't make mistakes, think again.  VR recounts his painful, yet amusing Kentucky Derby botching.  Plus, Value Top 10 teams and Free MLB Picks to boot, on Wednesday's Betting Dork (May 11, 2011).

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:20pm EDT

Betting Dork: The MLB Betting Stats Lab

There are numbers you can find elsewhere and there are others that you simply can't find anywhere else.  Host Gill Alexander and Basewinner delve into both on these categories with a baseball betting stats extravaganza.  The top MLB over/under umpires, the umps most likely to favor home clubs, the starters who yield the fewest baserunners per 9 innings pitched, the clubs who are most and least proficient scoring in the 1st inning, the teams who do the best job of preventing 1st inning scoring, and the starters most vulnerable in the opening frame.  It's all packed into this one, with free MLB picks too, on Friday's Betting Dork (May 6, 2011).

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:39pm EDT

Betting Dork: 137th Kentucky Derby Preview and Picks

Horse Racing expert Marco D'Angelo drops in for his annual extensive Kentucky Derby preview and examines the many tenets of his approach, including weighting the significance of the three different types of horses entered, post position, jockeys, recent performance, and trainers, while isolating 6 horses in this year's Run for the Roses that form the group from which he'll be making all of his plays come the first Saturday in May.  Plus, he reveals his betting strategy for the Derby.  Then, before Marco goes on his Derby media blitz, he has an exclusive conversation with Host Gill Alexander about the possibility of a Triple Crown winner, and how inefficient a sport horse racing truly is. It's a debate you won't hear anywhere else, on Thursday's Betting Dork (May 5, 2011).

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:07pm EDT

Betting Dork: Blackjack, Pacquiao, and the Run for the Roses

It's a veritable smorgasbord of gaming stories and angles, as wiseguy Vegas Runner joins Host Gill Alexander to recount his latest blackjack experience before segueing into a sports betting buffet.  From pinpointing currently overrated and underrated NBA teams to offering up an MLB Free Pick, that's just the precursor to betting advice on the Manny Pacquiao v "Sugar" Shane Mosley bout in Vegas this weekend and revealing the names of two horses that renowned race bettors on the strip are buzzing about leading up to this Saturday's Kentucky Derby.  It's all on Wednesday's Betting Dork (May 4, 2011).

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:41pm EDT