Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Behind Enemy Lines in the MLB

Yo, this is Nicky and I’ve gone back to my corner, got some Vaseline and Enswell on my face and I’m back in the center of the ring, after losing three straight following that great run of six wins in a row. I took a step back, took another look at the board, and think it’s time we got back in the left column so let’s get to it. I like the “snake bitten” LA Angels (-160) to beat the Red Sox in game two of their series. At 7 games back LA realizes their chances for the post season are slipping away and they gotta make their move in the next two series or it’s pretty much done. After dropping a close game one I like them to rebound in game two at home. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Behind enemy line in the MLB

Real tough games to call right now, and when you hit a rough spot you gotta’ take a step back, evaluate your data, and try to get back on track. I’m real surprised at some of the action as I was watching last night, as one would expect Lincecum and Kershaw to duel on a So Cal Summer evening but that game went way over and TL didn’t even make it to through the 6th. We weren’t on that game but it was one that I was watching. Anywayt after running 6 in a row, we dropped two to bring our record to 6-2 our last 8, lot’s of work to do, so let’s get to it. I received your questions so read the comments and you’ll see that there are some games you just want to stay off and pick a target that’s away from the herd. With that in mind I’m going to play the Brewers (-124) going against Duke who is 3-9 although he did have a good outing his lat time out only giving up 2 runs. But I like the ‘Brew Crew’ coming off a loss, and they’re winners of 6 of their last 10. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your glove’s up!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Behind Enemy Lines, MLB

Yo, this is Nicky, and we knew the streak had to end some time but I really didn’t expect to go out THAT WAY. I was on my way up to the ticket counter as the Dodgers had a 3-run lead in the 8th knowing that Big Broxton could come in and get 5 outs for em’, but it didn’t happen and we were snake bitten in the 9th so now were 6-1 in the last 7. Enough with the spilled milk(profits) so let’s get back to it. I like the over on the Red Sox /A’s (8) tonight even though it’s a late game for Boston. DiceK is back but he’s not quite his former self and he’s giving up early runs and I can’t see him getting past the 6th. Between both teams they give up just under 10 runs per game and I look for a little jet lag to create opportunities for Oakland. Play the over, that’s chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!
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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Behind MLB enemy lines - Sunday

Yo, this is Nicky and I am still floating like a butterfly and stingin’ like a bee after calling the end to the White Sox streak at Minnesota, and now we’ve won six in a row. I hope you are all on the train. If I keep this up I’m going to have to open my own 900 number (1-900-kickurboksarse). Ok, let’s not get too ahead of ourselves as that’s exactly when you get whacked, and let’s get to it. As you also know I’m not afraid to swim against the steam as that’s often when you find the most value and I like the Dodgers (-105) to avoid the sweep at St. Louis. I know how bad their record is in the arch city (4-20) after losing the first three of the series but Padilla is tough and you don’t sweep a Joe Torre club four straight. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Behind Enemy Lines in the MLB

This is Nicky and after six consecutive wins I’m really starting to drink my own punch so I’m going to going to go out on a limb and test the limits tonight. I’m in the camp that regardless if you spin the roulette wheel 20 times and get 20 reds, you have the same odds of getting red as you do on black on the 21st spin. My point? Despite winning 10 games in a row the White Sox could just as easily improve the streak to 11 tonight as they take on the Twins. But I am going to go the other way and take Minnesota (-132) to break the streak and start the second half of the season with a win. I realize it’s the hottest team in the division vs. the coldest team in the division but that’s why we’re getting good value for a home team, and with Floyd on the mound at 5-7 for the South-Siders, I like the value. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Behind Enemy Lines in the MLB

Yo this is Nicky the fish and now we’re just going to let the record speak for itself as we’re 5-0 over the last 5 games with no intention of slowing down so let’s get to it. Coming out of the all-star break is tough to call but I love home teams with that much rest (better than .650) and I can’t think of a better home team to play for decent value than the St. Louis Cardinals w/Carpenter on the bump and the Cardinals totally dominate LA at home since 2004 as they have a 17-4 record while outscoring them 5.9 to 2.7, and only allow 2.3 runs per game to 5.23 for the Dodgers. I know LA hits right handers much better because Andre’s stick becomes a factor but at (+170) we’re almost getting 2 to 1 on our money for a home team. I also know Manny is coming back but is that going to do more harm than good? I like the Cards. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Behind enemy lines in the MLB

Yo, this is Nicky, back for more work after the Yankees took care of business against the A’s and improved the MLB record to 4-0. If we keep this up we’ll start sounding like those 800 numbers that claim they never lose, but let’s try to keep it going. On Sunday I like the Dodgers (-142) to win their last game at home prior to the All-Star Break. There is good value paying less than 1.5 for a home team even though they’re facing Silva. It’s a crapshoot to see how much his calf injury will affect his play but coming off a loss and with Padilla on the bump I like LA to take the series and the game. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Behind Enemy Lines in the MLB

Yo this is Nicky the Fish and sorry for the late post but I needed to confirm the starting line-ups and the game I like is on the West coast so let’s get to it. We’ve now hit three MLB games in a row after we hit our easy winner with the Braves over the Nats. I realize we’ve been laying a lot of lumber on the favs so I’ve tried to be more than careful to only jump in where I see value, and I have another one tonight. I like Yanks (-150) with CC on the bump going into Oakland in a revival of “moundgate”. The A’s printing up T-Shirts which serves more to rally the Yankees than inspire the A’s. Even with that the A’s are going to try and throw a righty and that brings the big sticks into play for NY, take em. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!
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