Saturday, May 30, 2009

Behind Enemy Lines, Stanley Cup Style

Ok, so we called the Laker/Nugget series to the number (6 games) and hit the 4 to 1, but lost 5 game pick so we’re up 3 units there. We also hit game 6 (Lakers +5.5) can you believe they were giving money away on that? So that proved to be a profitable series. We’re in a little bit of trouble on the Cavs as we’re going to need them to clutch up in game 6, and unfortunately the Magic are laying points in game 6 so we’d have to take the money line to hedge and it’s prudent just to lay off as we could get wacked twice. We’ve built up some reserves so let’s wait and see if there’s a game 7 which would present a huge opportunity to ‘middle’ and hit both. Now on to Hockey! I Love the Pens (-115) to win the series, I think Detroit just has too many injuries to deal with the Pittsburgh offense and I don’t think they can. The Pens should be able to bulge the net in each game making them really tough on the road. Picking the game may be too aggressive and the number is small so lay the juice and enjoy the series. If there is an opportunity we’ll hit some individual games. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Behind enemy lines, the NBA Final Four

Yo, this is Nicky and we’re just over .500 on the individual games but 4-1 picking the series and that’s where we’re looking today so let’s get to it. Firstly DON’T buy into the hype that the Denver Nuggets are playing the best basketball of the playoffs, that w/Chauncy they’ve “re-discovered” their defense, that….whatever. Hello?? They gave up 100pts to NO Town AND Dallas, what is the highest team in the league gonna do to them??? They will not score enough to stay with LA in this series, and you know me, I’m all about the quant, I don’t bet with my head, and Phillip is 41-0 when winning game 1 in a 7 game series, the Lakers are 6.5 point favs tonight, they win game 1 and win the series in 6 perhaps 5. Hedge with series games and speak of me well. In the East it will be closer than people think as far as individual games go but the Cavs will win them in the end and this series won’t be close. I know Orlando handled the Cavs pretty easy down on the Riviera, but not in the second season. The Cavs haven’t had to make a clutch shot in over a two months, and that will be the reason they lose one close one. Otherwise take the Cavaliers at 3/2 to win the series in five games, sit back and watch the most anticipated finals since Michael took on Magic. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up! Get all of the current betting lines as well as our expert picks in the Players Club chat rooms.
12-5 college for the year, 9-3 in pro. If you have comments, questions on a game, or need injury and weather reports, list your question in the blog for answers. ‘Nikki the Fish’ in the Player’s Club chat room every Wednesday.