Sunday, September 26, 2010

Behind enemy lines in the NFL

Yo this is Nicky, and we need to get in the win column to get over the water level (0-2) after the Patriots decided to get to the airport early to beat traffic and left at half-time, so let’s get to it. I like what see on the board today and have a couple to choose from but one that stands out is taking the Bengals (-3) to take out the Jimmy Classen let Carolina Panthers, making his first NFL start. The Panthers don’t score a lot to begin with (12 per game) and I can’t see how a new QB is going to put up enough to beat the Bengals. Don’t worry I did the work and realize the Bengals are only 1-4 against the spread their last 5 but after an inter-division win last week over a good Ravens club they will be looking to build some momentum and I think their D is going to T-off on the rookie. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Beind Enemy Lines in the NCAA

Yo, this is Nicky and after getting even on the year at 1-1 with Arizona last week we’re looking to get a little scratch in the game so let’s get to it. On Saturday afternoon I like the Head Ball Coach’ and the Gamecocks (+3.5 buy the hook if you don’t get it) going into Auburn and getting a tough SEC on the road. Auburn had a tough OT game last week and got a little beat up with injuries. On the quant side the Gamecocks are 4-1 in their last 5 but only one of those was on the road. Auburn has been good at home (6-1) but only 2 covers in those six wins. I know, Auburn is 4-0 against SC over the last 4 games but you’re asking them to basically win by 6 or 7 and that’s really too much lumber, even at home, in the SEC. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Behind enemy lines in the NFL

This is Nicky and we got off to a good start in NCAA football calling the Arizona upset, which really wasn’t much of an upset but we’re 0-1 in the NFL after the Falcons defense left the field after the 4th quarter thinking the game was over, unfortunately for us the game went into overtime. Anyway, we got some work to do so let’s get to it. Although there may be some less competitive games on the schedule I like the value I see with the Patriots (-2.5 buy the hook) going into Jersey and beating the Jets. The Jet will continually get better throughout the year but the Pats will still score and that Jet offense is terrible. They will not be able to score with Pats and any time you can get it for less than a FG you’re pretty much just asking them to win on the field. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring, and keep your gloves up!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Beind Enemy Lines in the NCAA

Yo this is Nicky, and we’ve been on a roll in MLB after another win with the Giants to take our record to 13-5, but it’s a Saturday and now it’s time to focus on football. We’re ready to jump into the fray in college and are choosing a tough game to do so but I think I see an opportunity. I like the Arizona Wildcats (pick) hosting the Iowa Hawkeyes. I realize Iowa is ranked in the top ten but no one seems to know how difficult it is to play in the desert in front of that crowd (4-1 last 5). It’s worth a touchdown and you get a chance to play the game straight up so take it and bid it. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Opening Week in the NFL

Yo, this is Nicky the Fish and I know baseball has been good to us going 12-5 over the last month or so but now it’s time to separate the men from boys and the women from the girls and play some football. Normally, like we’re doing in college, we let the first couple of pitches go by to get a feel for teams, but sometimes you’ll miss out on some good value if you’ve done the work during pre-season and I think we see some value on the board so we’re going Ricky Henderson and are going to hack away, so let’s get to it! Another break in the mold is taking a roadie to start the season as I usually like to take advantage of the home momentum, however you always pay for that mo’ and this it’s keeping our spread under a field goal where otherwise I’d be willing to give up six. Play HOTLanta (-2) on the road against Pittsburgh as they’ve struggled to score in the pre-season and will continue to do so without the services of Big Ben. I like Dixon and want to see him do well but I think the Falcons are going to give him a rude intro into the league. Stats from pre-season or last year don’t mean a think now so I won’t waste your time. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in ring and keep your gloves up! Don't forget to chat live with me and other players in the Player's club chat room, where you can discuss the spreads, weather, stats, and everything you need to gain the edge.
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Monday, September 6, 2010

Behind Enemy Lines, down the home stretch

Yo, this is Nicky and before we get into the meat and potatoes of the calendar year that is the NFL/NCAA football season we’ve got some baseball to finish up so let’s get to it. Ok, we ran the Giants back and got away with laying the heavy cheese and our now 10-5 our last 15, and in the spirit of dancing on the precipice I’m going to try and catch the falling knife that is the Padres 10 game losing streak and call the end to it tonight (-160). What we’re always looking for is good value and if you can get a division leader, down the stretch, in a one game pennant race, going up against a sub.500 club and only lay 1.5 you got some value so take it and bid it. Everyone is focusing on the Padres losing streak but no one is SEEING how bad the Dodgers are going 1-4 in their last 5 games. Last thought, if you’re tempted to play the young, The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Dodgers last 8 games when playing on the road against San Diego, but I’m playing for a breakout game and that could very well mean an offensive outburst. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!
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.