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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hockey Picks, April 16th

The NHL Playoffs crank up today. One series that starts today looks good.

$48 on Pittsburgh (-240) over Columbus (to win series)
$18 on Pittsburgh (-175) over Columbus
The Penguins are 5-0 against the Jackets this season. Columbus has not only never won a playoff series, they've never won a playoff game. That is all.
Starting Bankroll                           $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                       $35.50
Current Bankroll                           $1,535.50

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at your own risk.

Good luck!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

MLB Picks, April 15th

One game on today's MLB schedule is worth a peek.

$10 on NY Yankees (Tanaka) [-1.5 @ +105] over ChiCubs (Hammel)
Masahiro Tanaka takes the ball for the Pinstripers. Tanaka is 1-0 with a 3.21 ERA in his two starts this season. The Cubs send Jason Hammel to the bump. Hammel is 2-0 with a 2.63 ERA this season. New York has won 3 of their last 4 and Chicago has lost 3 of 4. PinnacleSports.com has the best price on this one.
Starting Bankroll                                       $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                                    $46.00
Current Bankroll                                        $1,546.00

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at you own risk.

Good luck!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Vegas or Bust Poker League Wraps Up Another Season

Our Vegas or Bust Poker League wrapped up its second season last Friday. I have been fortunate enough to win first place both times.

I finished third in our April tournament, but the two seats to the WSOP were decided last month, so play was a little looser than in most of our tourneys.

I am tentatively planning to play in Event 56 on June 29th. Ms. Duck and I will arrive in Vegas on June 23rd and head home on July 3rd or 4th. It's longer than we usually stay, but since Ms. Duck has been out of work for over a year, we don't get to come but once a year, and only then if I win the league. (Of course, if my Full Tilt money comes through, that would be enough to fund several trips. Fingers crossed on that one!)

So, if any of you scribes and angle-shooters will be in town the end of June, let me know so we can get together.

Our final league standings are HERE if you're interested.

Till next time, win the flips.

Friday, April 11, 2014

MLB Picks, April 11th

Several games are tempting on today's MLB schedule, but only one made it thru our filters.

$11 @ -105 on Detroit (Porcello) over San Diego (Cashner)
The Tigers are off to a quick start for manager Brad Ausmus (former Astro BTW) at 5-2. Rick Porcello gets the nod. Porcello is 3-0 with a tidy 1.59 ERA in his last 4 starts. The Padres send Andrew Cashner to the hill. Cashner is 0-1 this season, but has pitched well, sporting a 2.25 ERA. San Diego has dropped 6 of 8.
Starting Bankroll                                       $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                                    $57.00
Current Bankroll                                        $1,557.00

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at you own risk.

Good luck!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

MLB Picks, April 10th

One NL game looks good on today's schedule.

$13 on Pittsburgh (Cole) [-130] over ChiCubs (Wood)
The Bucs send Gerrit Cole to the bump. Cole is 6-1 with a 1.84 ERA in his last 7 starts and is 2-0 with a 2.57 ERA against the Cubs. Chicago counters with Travis Wood who is 0-2 with a 4.43 ERA in his last 4 outings. Against Pittsburgh, Travis is 4-5 with a 3.35 ERA in his career. The Pirates lead the season series 3-2.
Starting Bankroll                                       $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                                    $47.00
Current Bankroll                                        $1,547.00

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at you own risk.

Good luck!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

MLB Picks, April 9th

Two games on the MLB schedule are worth a peek.

$20 on Colorado (Nicasio) [-1.5 @ +130] over ChiSox (Johnson)
The teams split the first two games of the series. The Rockies send Nicasio to the bump, who gave up 1 run in 7 innings in his first start this season. Johnson surrendered 7 runs in 4+ innings in his initial start of the year. The Rockies have won 3 of their last 5 while the Fish have dropped their last two. Bookmaker.eu has the best line on this one.
$10 on Washington (Zimmermann) [-1.5 @ +120] over Miami (Hand)
Zimmermann gave up 1 run in 5 innings against the Braves in his first start. Southpaw Hand is making his first start this year and is 2-10 with a 4.91 ERA in 15 career starts. The Nats have won 5 of their last 7 and the Fish have dropped their last two. TheGreek.com has the best price.
Starting Bankroll                                       $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                                    $9.00
Current Bankroll                                        $1,509.00

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at you own risk.

Good luck!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

MLB Picks, April 8th

A couple games look good on today's MLB docket.

$20 on San Francisco (Hudson) [-1.5 @ +160] over Arizona (Cahill)
The host Giants are 3-1 against the D-Backs this season and have won 4 of their last 5. Arizona is the opposite, losing 4 of 5. Hudson takes the ball for the G-Men, having won 5 starts in a row dating back to last season. Cahill toes the slab for the Snakes. In his last 3 starts he is winless with a 5.15 ERA. 5Dimes has the best line on this one.
 $13 on Atlanta (Harang) [-130] over NY Mets (Colon)
Harang gets the nod for the Braves, bringing a 1-0 record after throwing 6+ innings of shutout ball in his opener. The Mets counter with Colon, who is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA. Atlanta has won 4 of their last 5 and NY has won 2 of 3.
Starting Bankroll                                       $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                                   ($10.00)
Current Bankroll                                        $1,490.00

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at you own risk.

Good luck!