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: Joe Peta, Author, "Trading Bases, A Story about Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball* (*) Not necessarily in that order"

Author of the forthcoming book "Trading Bases, A Story about Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball* (*) Not necessarily in that order", Joe Peta might just be the type of guy Host Gill Alexander would have tried creating from scratch if he had a lab and his last name were Frankenstein.  That is, if Peta hadn't existed already.  Ironically buoyed by an accident that turned his life upside down, Peta brings a fresh and inventive viewpoint to handicapping baseball and among other unique MLB revelations, offers up a sampling of his best team totals bets for 2012 through the prism of "cluster luck".  Then, it's part two of the 2012 Fantasy Baseball Preview, as Paul Sporer gives his most overvalued and undervalued skill position players for this week's draft and/or auction, on Tuesday's Betting Dork (March 27, 2012).

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Betting Dork: Baseball Betting 101 and 2012 Fantasy Baseball Overvalued/Undervalued Starters

For whatever reason, baseball remains the sport that amateur bettors are most reticent to play.  Host Gill Alexander's yearly crusade is to combat that unsound thinking.  In this annual segment, Gill welcomes sabermetrician Basewinner to outline the basic tenets of MLB betting for the uninitiated, and to make the case for why the sport is the single most profitable and rational in which to immerse onself from a betting standpoint.  Then, fantasy baseball geeks, your time has come.  No one has written more extensively on starting pitching throughout MLB heading into your 2012 fantasy draft or auction than Paul Sporer.  He stops by to share his views on who some of the most overvalued and undervalued starters are in the majors, headed into Opening Day 2012, on Tuesday's Betting Dork (March 20, 2012).

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Betting Dork: The 2012 NCAA Bracketology Special with Vegas Runner and Dave Essler

No show on television or on-line breaks down the madness quite like this.  Pregame Pros Vegas Runner and Dave Essler dissect all 32 second round 2012 NCAA Basketball Tournament matchups from an ATS standpoint, while Host Gill Alexander provides game theory you should consider for your office pools and advanced stats that will help you gain an edge.  What are the 4 characteristics that all National Champions have shared since 2000, and what 7 teams in this year's field possess them?  What 8-9 matchup features the widest difference in BPI and which features up the two squads who are ranked closest by this metric?  Which are the most overrated and underrated teams in the field, according to BPI?  All of those answers and more, on Tuesday's annual March Madness edition of the Betting Dork (March 13, 2012).

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:43pm EDT

Betting Dork: Jonah Keri, Staff Writer and Podcast Host,, on 2012 MLB Team Totals

Author of "The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First", Jonah Keri of loves all things baseball, and as it turns out, all things baseball betting.  To that end, Keri checks in with Host Gill Alexander and riffs about MIT's Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, the wonder of Game 6 of the 2011 World Series, and yes, his best value plays for 2012 MLB team totals.  Then, podcast staple Basewinner and Gill trade their top MLB team totals and futures wagers for the season, along with assessing a few MLB player props, as well, on Wednesday's Betting Dork (March 7, 2012).

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:25pm EDT