Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Behind enemy Lines MLB

Yo this is Nicky the Fish and I gotta admit I’m feeling pretty good now that we’ve hit our first two MLB games (Dodgers over Yanks, Marlins Over 8) this week. Let’s try to keep the momentum going and build up some scratch going into the weekend. On Wednesday I love HotLanta -170 to take care of the Nats at home. I know, it’s some serious lumber but I like Jurrjens and that Braves lineup is tailor made for right handed pitching, and coming off a loss they’re one of the best in the league. That’s the chowder for Wednesday, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your glove’s up!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Jumping into the MLB fray

Yo this is Nicky the Fish and after a brief hiatus following the NBA and NHL playoffs it’s time to jump into the MLB fray as well. There’s been plenty of data to analyze so we’ll try to select a few per week and see if we can build some momentum so let’s get to it. Interleague play is tough to call because of how the DH changes effect the totals and pitching rotation but I see some value on the board. I like the Dodgers -117 to take game two of the NY/LA series (Burnett vs. Kuroda). I know LA is terrible in interleague play (1-9) but they match up well at home, hit much better against right handed pitching, Manny is hot, and Joe will not lose a series to his old club. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your glove’s up!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Behind Enemy lines NBA/Stanley Cup Finals

Yo this is Nicky the Fish and we gave one back with the NHL Stanley Cup in Game 6 as I thought Philly would send it to a game 7 so that runs the recent record to 3-1, and we need to get back into the win column so let’s get to it. In Game 4 of the NBA finals I know Boston will finally play with a sense of desperation as they know if they drop this game then the series is all over, but that’s the very thing that has me concerned, that there’s blood in the water and the Moomba can smell it. Kobe rarely has two bad games in a row. What is even a bigger problem for the C’s is that they don’t seem to have an answer for the Laker D and LA is 10-0 in the playoffs when holding their opponents to less than 100. This one will be a war and the game of the series and in a game like that 4.5 points is way too many. I’m going to take the points and LA (+4.5 buy the hook) to either win this and put the Celtics to bed or keep it close. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!
Yo, this is Nicky the Fish swimming the shark filled water that is the NBA and NHL Finals and living to tell fish tales about it as we’ve hit our last three picks. We’ve got some huge must win games coming up so let’s get to it. In Lord Stanley’s Finals game game 6, I realize the 18-carrot is dangling in front of the BHawks but the Flyers are have lost only one game at home in the post season and will not do down easy. This game may have been a toss-up as of last night but the definition of billboard material was posted in the Chicago Tribune with the picture of Chris Pronger in a skirt and that should be more than enough motivation to spark the Flyers to answer the call (-175) and send this to game seven in Chi-Town. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!
Yo, this is Nicky and we’re coming off a 2-0 night on Sunday and I think we got a pretty good feel for the next couple of games so let’s get to it. The Celtics are coming back home after one of their most impressive wins of the season, go figure they would only get 6 from KG and 10 from PP and still win the game, but don’t count on Ray getting free for 8 three pointers again in game 3. Also the Celtics are playing on 1 day of rest which killed them during the regular year as they played more of those games than any other team, not to mention they’re the worst home team of any in the playoffs and that sounds like I’m going to take the Lakers (+3 buy the hook if your line is 2.5). The LA offense should get back in gear and look for them to play with a sense of urgency. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Behind Enemy Lines NBA-NHL Finals

Yo, this is Nicky and we’re back in business for the NHL and NBA Finals now that we’ve had an opportunity to see how both are playing out so let’s get to it. In the NBA the Celtics find themselves in a must win situation after getting whacked in game one. I know LA is unbeaten at home and they may still win this on the court but you gotta figure with all the backlash that the C’s are going to come out with everything they’ve got and keep this one close if not outright win it. Doc will make some adjustments on D and more importantly Allen will stay out of foul trouble which will change the complexity of the game. I’m going to take the 6.5 (buy the hook) and play the Celtics to even the series.

In the NHL I know it’s a huge amount of lumber but I love the BHawks (-190) coming back home in the all important game 5. I know it’s not the NBA but in any sport that has a 7-game system this is the game you gotta win and it’s going to be tough to take out the Bhawks in ChiTown. So close to the first Chicago Hockey championship in over 40 years they won’t let it slip through their fingers. The +1.5 is appealing but Philly will go empty net if they’re down in the 3rd and you don’t want to get backdoored. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!
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