On this episode of the Football Analytics Show, I welcome Gill Alexander, host of A Numbers Game on the new Vegas Stats and Information Network (VSIN). Gill has also excelled at baseball handicapping and as the host of the Beating the Book podcast.
On the show, we discuss the following:
- The book that inspired Gill to leave a successful career as a music personality and get into sports.
- The “elementary” sabermetrics idea that used to lead to value in the markets.
- The real, non-betting reason behind why he loves doing the Beating the Book podcast.
- How Gill, as a life long Redskins fan, would deal with Kirk Cousins.
- The non-book work of art that both Gill and I obsess over.
Gill is one of the truly good guys in the sports analytics world, and I hope you enjoy this wide ranging conversation.
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I think after NFL and March Madness, it is the Triple Crown… and then I wager on some other horse races until NFL is back.. Stephen Foster Handicap, Ohio Derby,etc. Hoping maybe you can get into horse racing in the future. Lots of juicy information on the PPs. I have been working a lot on that lately. This will help me stay sharp and get me back to the NFL season.
Felix Shopkins says
By what definition of “excelled” has Gill “excelled” at MLB handicapping? Over the period of time we have documented records for Gill, five years with Dr Bob and his previous time at RJ Bell’s Pregame, he is a documented loser. You will not find those records on Dr Bob’s site as they have since been purged but archive.org has them.