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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

MLB Picks, May 3rd


Two games stand out on tonight's schedule.

$20 on Washington (+110) over Kansas City
The Nats send Roark (1-1, 1.80 ERA, last 3 starts) to the bump. In his last start he threw 7 innings of shutout ball against the Phillies. The Royals counter with Young (1-4, 6.12, season), who gave up 3 runs in 5 innings of work against the Halos in his last start. Washington is 6-1 in their last 7 road games. KC has lost 6 of 7.
$20 on ChiCubs (-190) over Pittsburgh
Arrieta 5-0, 1.00 ERA, season) takes the pill for the Cubs, coming off a 5 inning, 1 run start against the Brew Crew. The Bucs send Niese (3-0, 5.08, season) to the hill. Niese gave up 5 runs in 5 innings in his last outing at Colorado. Chicago is 7-2 in their last 9 games. Pittsburgh is 8-3 in their last 11.

Starting Bankroll                                       $1,500.00 
Profit/Loss                                                    $53.75
Current Bankroll                                       $1,553.75

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, May 2, 2016

MLB Picks, May 2nd


Two games are worth a gander on today's docket.

$20 on Texas (+140) over Toronto
Griffen (2-0, 1.89 ERA, last 3 starts) throws the pill for the Rangers. He surrendered only 1 run in 8 innings of work against the Yankees his last start. Dickey (1-3, 6.75, season) toes the slab for the Jays. The White Sox blasted him for 6 runs in 6 innings in his last outing. Texas has won 4 of their last 5. Toronto is 4-7 in their last 11.
$20 on San Francisco (-145) over Cincinnati
Cueto (2-1, 1.54 ERA, last 3 starts) takes the ball for the Giants. He threw 7 shutout innings against the Padres in his last appearance. The Reds counter with Finnegan (1-1, 4.70, last 3). The Mets scored 3 runs in 6 innings on him his last time out. The Giants have lost 6 of their last 8 on foreign soil. Cincy is 2-8 in their last 10. 

Starting Bankroll                                       $1,500.00 
Profit/Loss                                                    $12.00
Current Bankroll                                       $1,512.00

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!

Friday, April 29, 2016

MLB Picks, April 29th


Three games worth a peek on today's MLB menu.

$20 on Tampa Bay (-120) over Toronto
Smyly (1-1, 1.23 ERA, last 3 starts) gets the nod for the Rays. The Jays send Sanchez (1-1, 4.15, last 3) to the bump. Smyly gave up only 1 run in 7 innings against the Yankees in his last outing. Sanchez surrendered 6 runs in 4 innings of work against the A's in his last start. Tampa is 4-1 in their last 5 home games. Toronto has dropped 6 of their last 8.
$20 on Seattle (-175) over Kansas City
Hernandez (1-2, 1.80 ERA, season) toes the slab for the M's. Medlen (1-1,6.00, season) takes the horsehide for the Royals. Hernandez had a nice effort in his last start, surrendering 3 runs in 7 innings against the Angels. Medlen was not so fortunate, giving up 7 runs in only 3 innings against the O's.
$20 on ChiCubs (-295) over Atlanta
Lester (2-1, 1.98 ERA, season) toes the slab for the Cubbies. The Braves counter with Blair (0-1, 5.06, season). Lester gave up 1 run in 7 innings against the Reds in his last outing. Blair surrendered 3 runs in 5 innings against the Mets his last start.
Starting Bankroll                                       $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                                    $13.75
Current Bankroll                                       $1,513.75

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 26, 2016

MLB Picks, April 26th

First pick of the season.

$20 on Pittsburgh (-145) over Colorado
Cole (1-2, 2.70 ERA, season) takes the ball for the Bucs. In his last outing he shut out the Padres for 6 innings. The Mountain Men counter with De La Rosa (1-2, 9.87, season). The Reds pounded him for 4 runs in 2 innings of work his last start. Pittsburgh has won 6 of their last 9 while the Rockies have lost 5 of 6.
Starting Bankroll                                       $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                                      $0
Current Bankroll                                       $1,500.00

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!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Vegas Bound!


Now that our daughter's wedding is in the rear-view mirror, I am treating Ms. Duck to a week in Vegas.

We fly from Love Field to Vegas tomorrow evening, returning the following Saturday. Strip hotels are too expensive on weekends, but we did find a decent rate at the Monte Carlo for tomorrow night.

Sunday we will set up shop for the week at the Cosmopolitan. We've never stayed there, so I'm looking forward to finding out what they have to offer.

Our final night will be spent at Sam's Town. I hate to move, but the Cosmo wants $400 for Friday night.

Ummm...don't think so.

The plan is to play a lot of $1-2 NLHE and a tournament or two. I'll also spend a fair amount of time with Ms. Duck, playing those sweet, sweet video poker machines while enjoying adult beverages.

Should be fun!

Let me know if you're in town next week and want to get together.

Till next time, win the flips.

Friday, April 15, 2016

NHL Picks, April 15th


One playoff game looks like it's worth a bet.

$40 on Anaheim (-160) over Nashville
The Ducks have are 7-3 in their last 10 against the Predators and have won 6 of 9 overall. The Music City boys have lost 4 of their last 5 in Anaheim and have dropped 5 of 7 overall.

Starting Bankroll                           $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                      ($39.75)
Current Bankroll                           $1,460.25

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

Good luck!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Wedding Day

Just a few pictures from my daughter's wedding last Saturday.

It rained most of the day, but the skies cleared 1 1/2 hours before the ceremony and we were able to have it outdoors in a beautiful setting.

Walking the bride down the aisle.

Ms. Duck and I.

Father/Daughter dance. "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong.

The Groom with the Duck family.


A wonderful day for our family.

Thank you for indulging me :)