Sunday, October 28, 2012

Yo, this is Nicky and we’ve dropped 3 straight for the first time this season and although we’re 83-66 on the year, we haven’t hit our “spotlight” game in a while. But that’s why you never increase your units, keep them all the same, weather the storms, win more than you lose, stay in ring and keep your gloves up! In the late games on Sunday I’m going with the NFC strength in a NFC/AFC mathcup, particularly when the NFC is a dog, so I like the Saints (+7 buy the .5 if you don’t get it) to hang with the Broncos in Mile High. The Saints may be a desperate team but those kinds of teams are often dangerous and they’re getting healthier every day as player and coaches continue to return. I know all about the altitude and the trip across country but that won’t be enough to cover all that lumber. The Broncos are a underwhelming 4-7-1 ATS over their last 12. Keep an eye on the over as well. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Yo This is Nicky and after Detroit didn’t show up on Monday Night we’ve dropped two straight and need to get back in the win column as we’re only 7 games above .500 on the season so let’s get to it. On Saturday evening I love the Sooners (-10.5) against the Irish. I think the Golden Domers are a fraud and have been living on borrowed time and favorable schedule. Much like Ohio State they are the riding the hype wave hoping to stay on the board just long enough to get one big bowl payday, where they usually get whacked. I’d love to wait until that day and load up but I don’t think they’re get that far. OU has much to much speed for ND and although the Irish are better against the run statistically that’s the result of a couple of early games against inferior opponents that padded the stats. OU is 6-1 over their last seven and averages 44 points a game which will be plenty to cover the lumber. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Behind Enemy Lines on Sunday Evening

Yo this is Nicky and we got back in the win column in college football as Baylor took care of business for us as our pick of the day and we went over 70% for the college football day, safe to say we’re back on Saturdays. On Sunday evening I’m going to wait all the way until the late game for the POD, and take the OVER (46 buy it down if you don’t get it) in Lions/Bears game. I know this is the NFL’s Norris division and typically black and blue games don’t put big points on the board but this will be different. The total has gone over in 5 of the Lions last 7 games and 6 of Chicago’s last 8 games. I was going back n’ forth on this but the number just to too high for the bears to lay at six points and the weather seems conducive to a big passing night so Megatron could have a big game as could Cutler and the Bears. That’s the Sunday chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Yo, this is Nicky and we’re actually coming off a loss for the first time in almost five weeks, so we’ve been on a run and it’s time to get back into the win column so let’s get to it. Obviously we’ve laid off college football for a little while as we simply didn’t have a good feel for it and that’s when you need to do when the meal isn’t going down correctly, step away from the table for a while. That said, I do see some value on the board on Saturday and in the Pigskin Pick Em’ contest I’ve done better than 60% on Saturdays so I think we’re ready to tuck the napkin in again. In the late games I like Baylor (+10.5 buy it if you don’t get it) to keep it close against Texas if not win on the field for the third year in a row. I know Texas will be back at home after the Red River Rout last week but that mo’ will be gone after the first quarter and then the reality will set in that they’re just not that good. I know BU has lost some guy that used to play quarterback for them and now is playing on Sundays but they can still change the lights on the scoreboard. Texas is 1-4 ATS over the last 5 when playing Baylor, and only 7-14-1 ATS at home their last 22 games. True one can argue that Baylor is not a good road team (1-6 ATS) but that is a big number for a team to cover that struggles on offense and I don’t think the Horns’ have the firepower to outgun Baylor by two scores. That’s the chowda’ I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up! View All of previous picks here.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Behind Enemy Lines in the NFL Week 6

Yo this is Nicky and we’re coming off another win as the Eagles may have lost on the field but did get our cover for another win. We’re off to a good start this season so let’s keep the Mo’ going. In the afternoon games on Sunday I like the Cards (-4.5 buy the hook) to beat up on the Buffalo Bill who always seem to come up short on D. Zona is a good home team and much better offensively Arizona is 5-0 at home over their last five games and conversely the Bill is 1-9 over their last ten on the road, and 4-10 ATS over their last 14. They won’t be able to handle Fitz on the outside and that doesn’t bode well for the struggling Bills. That’s the afternoon chowder, I’m Nicky, Stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Behind Enemy Lines in the MLB Playoffs

Yo, This is Nicky at we’re gonna get out of our comfort zone tonight and jump into a little MLB playoff action. In the late game on Tuesday I like the Oakland A’s to stave off elimination and beat the Tigers at home. Oakland is 6-2 over their last 8 games and 5-0 at home. The crowd, the time change, will both play a factor in game 1.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Behind Enemy Lines in Week 5 of the NFL

Yo, this is Nicky and we’re coming off what was probably our easiest win of the year thus far as the Niners had our cover on the first drive of the game against the Jets and never looked back. We want to keep the Mo’ going on Sunday morning so let’s get to it. In the early games I like the Eagles (+3.5) on the road against the Steelers in the battle for Pennsylvania. No doubt whether the Eagles have the talent, they just haven’t been able to put together a complete game and this is the week they do it. They are still one of the hottest teams in the league as going back to last year they’ve won seven of their last eight games. Pair that with the number that Pittsburgh is only 1-4 ATS over their last 5 and I’m going to take the points in this one. I love a dog that can win on the field and Vick and Co. can. That’s the early morning 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.