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: Klitschko v Haye, MLB Betting Stats

Wiseguy Vegas Runner and Host Gill Alexander hook up for their weekly chat, covering blackjack strategies, the state of Vegas, and yes, actual sports betting.  Today, VR provides unique insight on Saturday's championship fight between IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and WBA heavyweight champion David Haye.  Plus, in what has been an indispensable staple of this podcast from its inception, Gill and Basewinner discuss a myriad of baseball betting-related stats, including the best and worst money line (home/road splits) and run line clubs in MLB, the most reliable over and under umpires, the best and worst money starters in MLB, the starters who yield the least baserunners per 9IP, and the best and worst 1st inning clubs and starters in the game, as well.  Plus, free MLB picks throughout.  It's all on a mammoth Wednesday edition of the Betting Dork (June 29, 2011).

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:08pm EDT

Betting Dork: Sean Patrick Griffin, Author, "Gaming the Game: The Story Behind the NBA Betting Scandal and the Gambler Who Made It Happen”

From the time the NBA betting scandal was first reported in mid-2007 through the late 2009 release of the book from the referee at the center of it all, the media and public were transfixed by all things Tim Donaghy.  But until the publication of “Gaming the Game”, there had been no examination of the true architect of the entire real life drama.  Author Sean Patrick Griffin joins Host Gill Alexander for a wide-ranging exchange about the central figure of the scandal, Jimmy “Baba” Battista, the many questions pertaining to the NBA and Las Vegas sportsbooks that still surround the saga, and whether it’s likely that similar improprieties exist throughout the sports world.  Plus, Donaghy claims are debunked, on an instant classic edition of the Betting Dork (June 23, 2011).

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:25pm EDT

Betting Dork: NBA Draft Props, Square Blackjack Behavior, 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup

It's triple threat time, as Host Gill Alexander welcomes a trio of guests covering a myriad of sports.  First, wiseguy and podcast staple Vegas Runner runs through his arsenal of square-ish blackjack behavior designed to keep security at bay.  Then, VR lays out a few MLB clubs that have made this week's Value Top 10 list before putting his 17-3 MMA/Boxing record on the line with his pick in Saturday's middleweight title fight between Felix Sturm and Matthew Macklin.  Plus, Gill welcomes Fox Soccer Channel's Temryss Lane as she gives her thoughts on Team USA's chances in both the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup and 2011 Womens World Cup set to get underway this weekend.  It's all brought home by Pregame Pro Mike Hook, who serves up his top 4 NBA draft props for tonight, on Wednesday's Betting Dork (June 23, 2011).

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:14pm EDT

Betting Dork: Bomani Jones, "Around The Horn", ESPN

With an ever-increasing omni-presence on "Around The Horn", "Jim Rome Is Burning", and "Outside The Lines" on ESPN, not to mention hosting "The Morning Jones" weekdays on Sirius Satellite Radio, Bomani Jones has parlayed a consistently contrarian view of mainstream sports thought into his own rising star.  Today, he stops by to chat with Host Gill Alexander about the riots in Vancouver, Michael Jackson, why the LeBron hate is unjustified, which teams will be in the NBA Finals if there's a season next year, and the perils of Wikipedia pages.  Plus, with interleague play upon us, he of the +100 unit season, Basewinner, serves up 3 free MLB plays, on Friday's Betting Dork (June 17, 2011). 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Betting Dork: How to Win at Craps, NHL Game 7, U.S. Open Betting Menu

It's a one-two punch as Wiseguy Vegas Runner joins Host Gill Alexander for another one of their signature wide-ranging betting conversations, this time even delving into the only true winning strategy at the craps table.  That precedes actual sports betting talk on the NHL Finals Game 7 clash between the Bruins and Canucks and the shifting MLB betting market now that the NBA is over.  Plus, VR provides two free MLB picks, as well.  Then, in his triumphant return to the show, Pregame Pro Mike Hook comes out of his self-imposed golf-focused exile and lists all of the key props that he'll be playing on this weekend's 111th U.S. Open from Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, on Wednesday's Betting Dork (June 15, 2011).

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:52pm EDT

Betting Dork: Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports on Dirk and LeBron, Belmont Stakes Preview

He has checked in from all over the country during these NBA Playoffs, and now, in his final appearance of the season, Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports joins Host Gill Alexander from Dallas as the two put this series in its startling context, from the mysterious disappearance of LeBron James to the remarkable finishing team that is the Dallas Mavericks to the legacy of the Dream Team.  Then, from the man who gave us Animal Kingdom prior to the Kentucky Derby, Pregame GM of Picks Marco D'Angelo checks in with his 2011 Belmont Stakes Preview, highlighting six horses, including the one that will win it.  Plus, free MLB Picks with Basewinner, on Friday's Betting Dork (June 10, 2011).

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:50pm EDT

Betting Dork: 5 Sport Betting Relay of NBA, NHL, UFC 131, Belmont, MLB

What an NBA Finals it has been.  Host Gill Alexander and Wiseguy Vegas Runner examine from a betting perspective what is turning into an epic series between the Mavericks and Heat.  Then, VR gets into two sports he covers for Gaming Today, as he looks for value in the NHL Finals, as the Bruins and Canucks series gets interesting, and serves up some free picks for UFC 131.  And from the man who gave us Shackleford in the Preakness, we get the horse getting mid-week buzz leading up to this Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.  Plus, Gill and VR revisit the wisdom of betting MLB Run Lines, on Wednesday’s Betting Dork (June 8, 2011).

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:36pm EDT

Betting Dork: Heat Check with Marc Spears, Yahoo! Sports, MLB Trimester Report

Dateline: 3:20am, Miami.  Just in from the aftermath of Dallas’ amazing Game 2 comeback versus Miami, Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports gets on the horn with Host Gill Alexander to discuss just what went wrong for the Heat.  Then, Pregame GM of Picks Marco D’Angelo breaks down the first third of the MLB season and pinpoints which specific clubs hold value moving forward.  Plus, free Friday MLB plays from Basewinner on Friday’s Betting Dork (June 3, 2011).

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Betting Dork: NBA, NHL Finals Betting Analysis with Vegas Runner

They’re just two guys sitting around talking about what two guys talk about.  But it just so happens that when Host Gill Alexander and Wiseguy Vegas Runner chat, eavesdropping could very well translate to cash in your pocket.  VR reviews how he nailed the NBA Finals pre-series line movement and discusses market perception leading up to Game 2.  Then, it’s hockey talk, as VR discusses the keys to profiting from the NHL Finals.  And yes, MLB talk, to boot.  It’s all on Wednesday’s Betting Dork (June 1, 2011).

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:27pm EDT