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 Triple Play: Interleague, Fantasy, Betting Stats

If it's baseball you like, there's something for everyone in this 3-in-1 pod.  Author Joe Peta leads off and helps Host Gill Alexander put interleague play into proper perspective.  Then Baseball Prospectus' Paul Sporer delivers the fantasy goods and isolates the pitchers and hitters (both major and minor leagues) that you should have on your radar moving forward in 2012 and which ballplayers might be due for a regression to the downside.  Then, in what has been a staple of the podcast, Gill and Basewinner run through a menu of MLB betting stats, including the best and worst money line (home/road splits) and run line clubs in baseball, the most and least profitable starters, the most reliable over and under umpires, the best and worst first 5 inning clubs, and the best and worst 1st inning clubs and starters.  Plus, Basewinner's picks of the day, on Wednesday's Betting Dork (May 30, 2012).

Direct download: betting-dork298-2012-05-30.mp3
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Betting Dork: 2012 MLB Quarterly Report with Joe Peta

Author of the forthcoming book, "Trading Bases, A Story about Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball* (*) Not necessarily in that order", Joe Peta joins Host Gill Alexander to shed light on baseball's biggest stories at the quarter pole of the 2012 season using underreported barometers like defensive efficiency and BABIP. What's really going on with the torrid starts of the Orioles and Dodgers, and are clubs like the Tigers, Nationals, and Blue Jays really what they appear to be?  Plus, since they're all about putting things in perspective, the Facebook IPO gets put in its proper context, as well, on Wednesday's Betting Dork (May 23, 2012). 

Direct download: betting-dork297-2012-05-23.mp3
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Betting Dork: NBA Playoffs & 137th Preakness Stakes

With the second round of the NBA Playoffs in full swing, Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports joins Host Gill Alexander live from Oklahoma City to discuss whether the Lakers, Sixers, or Clippers have any shot of advancing, and whether the Heat is really in trouble.  Plus, with the second leg of Horse Racing's Triple Crown in front of us, Pregame Pro Marco D'Angelo and Pro Football Weekly's Horse Racing buff Mike Wilkening give their Preakness insights, on Thursday's Betting Dork (May 17, 2012).

Direct download: betting-dork296-2012-05-17.mp3
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Betting Dork: 138th Kentucky Derby Preview and Picks

Horse Racing expert Marco D'Angelo (he who called the Derby win of 30-1 shot Animal Kingdom last year) and Pro Football Weekly racing aficionado Mike Wilkening drop in on Host Gill Alexander for this annual extensive Kentucky Derby preview. The many tenets of horse racing handicapping are examined, including weighting the significance of the three different types of horses entered, post position, jockeys, recent performance, and trainers, while isolating the horses in this year's Run for the Roses that form the group on which bets will be made come the first Saturday in May.  And yes, the long shot of choice is discussed.  Plus, analytics on the Triple Crown and breeding that will change your thinking on the sport. It's a discussion you won't hear anywhere else, on Friday's Betting Dork (May 4, 2012).

Direct download: betting-dork295-2012-05-04.mp3
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