Sunday, December 30, 2012

Behind Enemy Lines on Week 17 in the NFL

Yo, this is Nicky and we’re in the heat of the NFL week 17 after dropping our first college game in three weeks but hitting on the big lumber favorites New England and Denver in the NFL so let’s stick with what’s working and look to the NFL. In the late game on Sunday I like the CaBoy’s (+3.5 buy the hook if you don’t get it) I know Dallas doesn’t have a great record on week 17 or in “win or go home games but throw out the stats, I think this is a 3-point game either way, and I like the lumber. On the qualitative side if you’re taking the points you have to like the fact that the Skins pass rush will be hampered by injuries and that means they’ll have to stop Dallas with their secondary which is 30th overall in the NFL. That’s the late Sunday chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Behind Enemy Lines at the Beginning of Bowl Week

Yo This Is Nicky back from vacation (and 4 straight wins) and ready to jump head first into bowl season and the final week of the NFL season so let’s get to it! In the Valero Alamo Bowl I like Oregon State (-2.5 buy the hook) against scandal ridden Texas. It’s not just about the Horns’ sending a couple of kids home (one being Case McCoy) but the Beavers can score and have won 9 of their last 12 games, only give up 130 yards on the ground so if Texas doesn’t have their passing attack working it could be a long game for em’. Multiple possessions for a school that averages 33 points per game is kinda big. I understand this will be totally Texas crowd, but that may work against them if they fall behind a couple of scores. That’s the first bowl of a ton of Bowl Season Chowda’ back with the NFL tomorrow, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Behind Enemy Lines on a Critical Sunday

Yo this is Nicky and we’re coming off two consecutive wins so let’s try to keep the mojo going on Sunday. It’s a huge day with several games having major playoff implications so I’m shocked to see so many home dogs. The Bears, Ravens, and Ca’boys are all home dogs in must win games so I think that where we have to look first. Of those three I think the Ravens and Cowboys can win on the field but I don’t like the Ravens’ injury issues on defense so I think Peyton has a chance to carve them up, so I’m going to stay away from that one. I haven’t seen the Bears play well in weeks while conversely the Pack is hitting their stride so although I don’t have the stones to go the other way I’ll just lay off that game, which leaves us with Ca’Boys hosting the Steelers. Both are in a must win to save their season and in games like that I like the home team and the +3.5 (buy the hook) looks too enticing. So I’m going to go with Dallas to save their season or at least keep it within a FG. Don’t bother with the stats on this one as the only trend is going to be survival of the fittest. That’s the early Sunday Chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Behidnd Enemy Lines on Monday Night Football

Yo, this is Nicky and MNF saved the best for last as the Pats are hosting the Texans and it should be a great one so let’s break it down. The Texans have looked quite beatable over the last few weeks and have some injuries in the secondary that Tommy Gun could exploit. Conversely, the Pats also have some injuries offensively in addition to Gronk that could hinder how “the process” works. No Edelman and a banged up Welker means there may not be many targets for Tom to find. The Texans are calling the game “the biggest regular season game in franchise history”, while the Pats have already clinched their division but need this win to stay in the hunt for the first round bye that the Broncos could seal with a win next week against the Ravens, so where does that leave us? Well, with a very tight game that should be within one possession. I’m tempted to take the lumber in a big game like this but that (-6) could be a bear trap, so with the bad weather I’m looking at that over of 51 and thinking that’s its going down harder than Pacman. Look for a couple of DBs pay the price for slipping on the turf that lead to big plays so I’m going over (50.5 buy the hook). That’s the Monday Night Chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Behind Enemy Lines in the SEC Championship

Yo, this is Nicky the Fish and it’s championship time in college football with lots of big games around the country so let’s get to it. In the SEC championship I’m going to go with the upset and take Georgia (+8.5) against Alabama, and play the Dawgs to keep it close. One could argue that the Bulldogs could win this one on the field let alone keep it within a one score cushion. This game jumped out at me as an aberration and I thought the line would come down to earth but its held at close to 9. Georgia is 5-0 over its last 5, and comes in 17th in the nation in scoring so you they can move the ball and put points on the board. I like that the game is in their backyard at the Georgia Dome, it won’t be a home crowd but pretty close. Take the points in the SEC Championship Game. 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.