Saturday, November 27, 2010

Beind Enemy Lines on rivalry week

In the later games a great game to watch and good to play is OK/Ok State where If Oklahoma State can hold serve they will make their first appearance in the B-12 championship game in addition to being one of the most heated rivalries in the country. I normally prefer taking points in games like this but OSU averages 9 more points per game than does OU (45 vs. 36) and the Sooners are 1-5 ATS their last 6 on the road, so I like the Cowboys (-2.5 buy it if you don’t get it). That’s the late afternoon chowder we’ll be back for the NFL tomorrow, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Yo this is Nicky and I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Holiday and didn’t get too fat on turkey and trimmings because we’re going to get PHAT at the expense of the books because some things look pretty good on Saturday. In the afternoon games I see some real value because of the split week some of the scenarios are half played out prior to the game and some teams know they have to win, and win big, so let’s get to it. I love Wisconsin (-23)at home to pummel Northwestern knowing they will be in the driver seat for the Big-10 automatic bid and a tie for the conference championship. Moreover, the fact that NW’s QB will not be available will have an even bigger impact as they will not be able to move the ball so Wisconsin will have able opportunities to run this one up. That’s one bowl of chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Behind enemy lines in the NFL

Yo this is Nicky and we took a hit yesterday as the Iowa State players slept in late after the homecoming parties and didn’t make it to the stadium, getting shut out at home, and dropping us to 8-2 and our last 10. Now it’s time to get back in the win column and I took some time but see something that looks like it has some value. I like the over (48 buy the hook) in the Giant/Eagles game. No need to review the numbers Vick has been putting up or the Eagle offense for that matter, which needless to say has gone over the total in five straight games but the total has also gone over in 4 of the last 5 Giants’ games including 5 of the last 7 when playing Philly. That’s a pretty serious trend and although I liked the Eagles this is trend is a little more strong, as Philly has not managed to take care of us at home as they are 1-4 ATS their last 5 games at Lincoln Financial. That’s the afternoon chowder, check the blog later on the late game if I see something I like, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Tyring to keep the Mojo Goin'

Yo this is Nicky the Fish we hit our Thursday NFL game for the second consecutive week with the Bears easily over the Fish and we want to keep the momentum going as we’ve turned things around to go 8-1 over the last nine and we don’t want to take a step backwards so let’s get to it. We have to wait until the afternoon games but I love Iowa State (+11.5) at home against Missouri. The Cyclones are a great home team and to be honest with you Missouri has not been the same team since being knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten. If Iowa State wins they become bowl eligible and I think this one will be close and for you stat guys, I realize Mizzou is 6-1 their last 7 when they play Iowa State but they’re only 1-4-1 ATS so the Clones play them pretty tough. That’s the Saturday chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Behind enemy lines in the NFL

Yo this is Nicky and we’ve been on quite a roll lately with Cal’s close call yesterday the 21 points were never in doubt, bringing our recent streak to 7-0 and I think the train is going to keep going with what I see on the board so let’s get to it. I like Minnesota (-1 buy the hook if you need to) against the Chicago Bears. On the qualitative side, with their OT victory over the Cards last week they still have a chance of saving their season and a divisional win would be crucial. Conversely, the Bears do not have a win over anyone of substance, if fact all 5 have come from teams in last place. Furthermore, they are 2-7 ATS at home their last nine for those of you that love stats but 8-1 SU their last 9 games when playing the Vikings but that is what’s keep the line close. I’m still not sold on Da Bears so I’m going to lay the light lumber. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Beind Enemy lines early in the weekend

Yo this is Nicky the Fish and we’re in the trenches early the week this week after winning our third straight NFL game last weekend, that makes 6-0 if we throw in the NCAA and NBA, so we’ve got some momentum going and want to strike when the coals are hot. In the Thursday game I see some real value as I got a home team playing a team on a short week, and not giving up any lumber at all. I like the Falcons (Pick) at home against the Ravens. Matt Ryan is a great home quarterback at 17-1 which is well documented but the Falcons are 6-1 straight up over their last 7 games, and 5-0 at home, while the Ravens are 3-4-2 ATS their last nine on the road. That’s the early weekend chowder for those of you who needed a snack prior to the weekend, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Behind Enemy lines in the NFL

Yo, this is Nicky back in the trenches of the NFL , coming off another win yesterday in college as Arkansas actually won the game on the field and we didn’t even need the points so a relaxing day but we need to follow up so let’s get to it. Nothing looked good in the early games as I didn’t see any real value on the board but I did see something in the late games as I like the Packers (-7 buy the hook) hosting the Ca’Boys with John Kitna at Quarterback. The Pack is 7-1 their last 8 games at home coupled with Dallas going 1-7 ATS their last 8 on the road, on top of 2-4 ATS their last 6 against the Pack. Obviously the scary thing about this game is how desperate the Cowboys and Wade Philips are for a win but they’re just undermanned and the Tundra is a terrible place to go into when you need a win. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!
Yo, this is Nicky and I’m back after the easiest pick we’ve had all year (which has been a very tough one) as Iowa easily handled Michigan State last week, so let’s try to keep the momentum rollin’ as come down to the toughest weeks of the season. I’m going back to the SEC for the first game of the weekend and taking Arkansas (+4.5) against South Carolina. I know, on the road in the SEC is the closest thing to running the gauntlet but we’re not asking them to win, just keep it close but you never take a dog you don’t think can win on the field and the Razorbacks can. They have the second best passing offense in the country and can always score, their problem is they give up way too many as they are 46th in the country in points allowed. However, they will play the Gamecocks tight an may just get that rare SEC road win. That’s the early morning chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your glove’s up!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Beind Enemy Lines in the NBA

Yo, this is Nicky and we’re 1-0 on the young NBA season but I got a feel for something I see on board with some good value and that’s what you look for if you don’t play every day so let’s get to it. I like the Chicago Bulls (+8.5 buy the hook if you don’t get it) going into TD Ameritrade Garden to take on the Celtics. Firstly, the Bulls are now coached by Tim Tibedow the former Celtic assistant coach who knows the Boston tendencies and counter measures. Secondly and perhaps more importantly, the Bull s are coming off a very poor showing where they battled back from almost 20 points, only to fade at the end amid controversy about sitting Rose. Even without Boozer this should be a close game and 9 points is way too much lumber for the Celtics to cover. That’s the early weekend chowder, I’m Nicky, back with college football late tonight.
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.