Friday, April 30, 2010

Behind Enemy Lines NBA Playoffs

This is Nicky and we’re jumping back into the fray after getting losing the last NBA call in the fourth quarter as the Nuggets scored six straight points to beat us. There’s been some upsets and the favs haven’t been covering but I like the defending champs (+2) tonight getting points on the road as that is getting HUGE value. I think everyone’s drinking too much punch with the fact that the Thunder have won both games on their court but keep in mind that LA was on two days rest in game 3 and had a 7 point lead going into the fourth quarter. Normally that means lights out but on short rest the young legs of OKC were able to take the lead and hold with just over 6 minutes to go. That won’t happen again and I look for LA to win this one on the court let alone cover. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up! Here's the statline:

Lakers - Thunder Statline
Lakers TEAM Thunder
101.7 PTS FOR 101.5
97.0 PTS AGNST 98.0
4.7 DIFF. 3.5
32.5 DEF. REBOUNDS 31.8
11.9 OFF. REBOUNDS 11.7
45.7 FG% 46.2
76.5 FT% 80.5
6.5 3 POINTERS 5.1
7.5 STEALS 8.0

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Behind Enemy Lines NBA Playoffs

Yo, this is Nicky back for more action in the Association where you’re always asking for trouble if you try to win on the road but the only way to win is to find value on the board and I think I see some with the Jazz (+7) trying to close things out with the Nuggets. No doubt people have been waiting for Denver to show up in this series and with crafty vets like Chauncey and Kmart they’ve played with their backs against the wall before, but Utah despite their injuries seems to have their number and creates plenty of matchup problems for them, enough to keep this close if not win it on the court. Slone is too good a coach to rest starters if they get behind in a close out game and will accept nothing less than 100% effort because he knows anything can happen if the series extends. I like the Jazz plus significant lumber in this one. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!
Statline Utah vs. Denver
UTA TEAM DEN
104.2 PTS FOR 106.5
98.9 PTS AGNST 102.4
5.3 DIFF. 4.1
31.6 DEF. REB 30.5
10.6 OFF. REB 10.8
49.1 FG% 46.8
74.1 FT% 77.2
5.4 3 POINTERS 6.6
8.2 STEALS 8.3
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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Behind Enemy Lines, NBA Playoffs

Yo this is Nicky and we’re back after taking a step back and watching the first two games of each series of the NBA playoffs unfold I finally see a little value on the board so let’s get to it. What I like on Thursday evening are the defending champions actually Getting 3 points in an 8-1 matchup. I realize the Thunda’ played them really tough in LA but anyone who knows the Lakeshow knows they’re pretty much the same team at home and on the road in the playoffs and although I don’t expect a different kind of game the Lakers should win this on court let alone getting 3 points. Here’s the statline:

Monday, April 5, 2010

Behind the Enemy Lines of the NCAA Championship

Yo, this Nicky and no lie we’ve gotten our hat handed to us over the last two games but now it’s time to answer with vigor. In the NCAA Championship I like the fact that Butler has not allowed a team to score 60 points in any game and they close very quickly outside the 3 point line so Duke may not be scoring as much as they normally do so I like the Bulldogs +9 to stay in this game and have an opportunity to actually win the game on the court late. They will have to shoot better from outside the arch than they did in the Semis but they can’t shoot any worse and I don’t know if Duke can shoot any better. No doubt the Blue Devils are playing their best basketball of the season so this won’t be easy but “defense prevails in the dance” and I like the Butler D to have this within two possessions in the end. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up! See you in a week for the NBA playoffs.

Behind the Enemy Lines of the NCAA Championship

Yo, this Nicky and no lie we’ve gotten our hat handed to us over the last two games but now it’s time to answer with vigor. In the NCAA Championship I like the fact that Butler has not allowed a team to score 60 points in any game and they close very quickly outside the 3 point line so Duke may not be scoring as much as they normally do so I like the Bulldogs +9 to stay in this game and have an opportunity to actually win the game on the court late. They will have to shoot better from outside the arch than they did in the Semis but they can’t shoot any worse and I don’t know if Duke can shoot any better. No doubt the Blue Devils are playing their best basketball of the season so this won’t be easy but “defense prevails in the dance” and I like the Butler D to have this within two possessions in the end. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up! See you in a week for the NBA playoffs.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Behind Enemy Lines Final Four Weekend

Yo, this is Nicky and we’re going back into the fire trying to pick the final four and these games are as close as they come, but let’s get to it. In the second game it’s a rematch of the 2008 regional between West Virginia and Duke when the Mountaineers took the Devils and then let them know about it. Duke hasn’t forgotten and neither has Coach K. As with most games that pit a contrast in styles this will be a test of who has the patience to wait for their ‘set’, but if there was a game when WV needed their injured point guard it’s this one. He won’t be. On the quant side, both teams are 5-0 in their last 5 games and 4-1 ATS over the same span. In other words, this is will be tight so I love taking the points and having a one possession cushion, so play West Virginia (+3.5 buy the hook if you have to) as they have a good chance of winning on the court and you get the cushion in case Duke gets the last shot. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your glove’s up!
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