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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

NHL Picks, March 28th


One game worth a peek on tonight's menu.

$40 on Nashville (+150) over Boston
The Predators have won 4 straight and 7 of 8. They have also beaten the Bruins 3 straight. Boston has dropped 4 of 5.

Starting Bankroll                           $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                        ($77.00)
Current Bankroll                            $1,423.00

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

Good luck!

Monday, March 20, 2017

NHL Picks, March 20th


We have one game worth a peek on today's docket.

$30 on San Jose (-140) over Dallas
The Sharks have beaten Dallas 6 of the last 9 times they've met, including a decisive 5-1 win last week. San Jose has won 3 of their last 4 while the Stars have dropped 4 of 5.

Starting Bankroll                           $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                        ($47.00)
Current Bankroll                            $1,453.00

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

Good luck!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

NHL Picks, March 14th


Has it really been a month since our last pick? It's not that there hasn't been any good bets the last 30 days, but sometimes adult responsibilities take up your fun time. We do have one interesting game tonight.

$20 on Toronto (+105) over Florida
Anderson (27-14-13, 91.7% saves, 2.69 GA) gets the nod for the Leafs. Toronto has won 3 straight and have also beaten the Panthers 3 in a row, outscoring the Floridians 12-5. The Panthers start Reimer (12-12-5, 91.7%, 2.62) in the net having dropped 5 in a row and 8 of 9.
Starting Bankroll                           $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                        ($27.00)
Current Bankroll                            $1,473.00

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

Good luck!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Back to Reality

It was back to reality as Ms. Duck and I returned home last Saturday after a relaxing week in Las Vegas. We caught a Southwest flight from Austin the previous Saturday and arrived at McCarren a few minutes late. Our bags were among the first off the plane, so we grabbed them and caught the shuttle to the Rental Car Center.


We usually use Alamo, but Ms. Duck found a better deal with Thrifty and decided to give them a try. We won't make that mistake again. I won't bore you with the details, let's just say there were quite a few "add-ons" that weren't mentioned on their website. Thrifty, Dollar, and Hertz are all one in the same, so we won't be using any of the three on future trips.

Thrifty? Not so much.
We stayed at Sam's Town the first couple of nights because prices on the strip were a little rich for our blood on the weekend. Although the rooms are nothing to write home about, I always enjoy playing in their casino. Monday, which was Ms. Duck's birthday, we moved camp to the Encore.

Ms. Duck enjoying the view from our room at the Encore.
Since it was her birthday trip, I didn't get in as much poker as I had hoped, but we ate well (too well) and I visited more stores than I cared to. I did find time to play some craps at the Silverton (lost), some blackjack at Sam's (won), and some poker at Green Valley Ranch (won).

Ms. Duck playing a 100 Hand video poker machine at the
Venetian. Because one hand at a time is never enough!
I also won a nice payout at Plant Ho by betting on Calgary to win their hockey game. Our last day I placed several futures bets on the over/under for wins by MLB teams. I bet the under on Minnesota (75 wins), Cincinnati (71 1/2 wins), and Oakland (74 1/2 wins). I also bet the over on the Cubbies (95 1/2 wins). If I'm fortunate enough to win them all, my next trip will be funded.

I hit a nice hand on a Deuces Wild machine at the Orleans.
My birthday is in late October. Sounds like a good time to go pick up my loot!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Vegas Bound!


Ms. Duck and I are taking a much-needed vacation in Las Vegas.

We leave tomorrow from Austin and will spend a couple days at Sam's Town before moving to the Encore on Monday, which is also Ms. Duck's birthday..

I hope to share a few stories of big pots at the poker tables and a win or two on those sweet, sweet video poker machines. :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

NFL Picks Contest-Final Results


Congratulations to Music City Momma, who showed the men how it's done! Your Titans shirt is on the way.

MCM led wire-to-wire and would have had a perfect season had the Falcon's coaching staff not forgotten how to call a running play on their last drive.

Also, a shout out to defending champion Captain Crunch who represented well with his second place finish.

Thank you to everyone who played along. See you here again next fall!

Super Bowl results.

lightning36- New England (W 34-28)
TwoMinuteWarning- Atlanta (L 28-34)
Grange95-
Music City Momma- Atlanta (L 28-34)
Coach- Atlanta (L 28-34)
Ace-
MOJO-  Atlanta (L 28-34)
Vegas Vic- New England (W 34-28)
Captain Crunch- New England (W 34-28)
Rob- Atlanta (L 28-34)
4thAndLong- New England (W 34-28)
OneAndDone- Atlanta (L 28-34)
mrben09-

Here are the final standings;

Music City Momma 29+29+24+21+28+39+24+26+15+13+20+17+26+13+38+48+16+28+28+33-(6)= 509 pts.
Captain Crunch- 19+43+16-(4)+28+28-(11)-(10)+15+13+25+17+26+38+30+48+16+28+28+29+16= 439 pts.
OneAndDone- 19+17+31-(4)+30+12+24+26+15+13+25+17+26-(5)+38+48+16+28+28+29-(6)= 427 pts.
Rob- 16+29+24+21+28+28-(3)-(10)+15+13+17+17+26+13+38+48+16+28+28+29-(6)= 415 pts.
4thAndLong- (-2 )+29+16+21+28+28-(3)-(10)+35-(7)+23+17+26-(5)+38+48+31+28+28+29+16= 414 pts.
Vegas Vic- (-2)+29+31-(16)+28+12-(3)+26-(5)+13+23+17+26+17+38+48+31+28+28+29+16= 414 pts.
MOJO- 12+29+16-(3)+30+39-(3)+18-(5)+13+0+17+26+13+38+48+13+28+28+33-(6)= 384 pts.
TwoMinuteWarning- 12+17+16-(16)+30+12-(11)-(10)(5)+13+23+38+26+13+38+48+16+28+28+29-(6)= 339 pts.
mrben09- 12+29-(12)-(16)+28+28-(3)+26+35+13+23+38+26+38+38+31+0+0+0+0+0= 334 pts.
lightning36- 12-(6)-(13)-(16)+28-(15)+24+26+35-(7)+23+16+26-(5)+38+48+13+28+28+29+16= 328 pts.
Coach- (-2)+15-(15)+30-(1)-(15)+21+16+35-(7)+17+24+26+13+38+48+12+28+28-(23)-(6)= 282 pts.
Grange95- (-2)-(6)-(5)-(4)+17-(15)+16-(10)+35+13+20+17+24+38+0+18+20+0+13-(23)+0= 166 pts.
Ace (-2)-(6)-(12)+21+30+12+21-(10)+15+32+16+24+20+13+13-(21)+0+0+0+0+0= 166 pts.

All-time record score: 515 pts- cokeboy99 (2014-15 season)

Thanks for playing.

NHL Picks, February 21st


One game stands out on a busy NHL schedule.

$20 on NY Rangers (-130) over Montreal
Lundqvist (6-1, 94% saves last 7 starts) gets the nod for the Rangers, who have won 7 of 8. Price (24-15-5, 2.45 GA, 92%) will be centered between the pipes for the Canadians, who have dropped 3 straight and 7 of 8. Montreal has won 4 of the last 5 between these two teams.

Starting Bankroll                           $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                        ($27.00)
Current Bankroll                            $1,451.00

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

Good luck!