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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

MLB Picks, August 19th


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

$16 @ -155 on Kansas City (Shields) over Colorado (Matzek)
Shields is 2-0 with a 1.96 ERA in his last 3 starts. Matzek is 0-3 with a 9.60 in his last 3. The Royals have won 16 of their last 19 and the Rockies have won 3 of 4.
Starting Bankroll              $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                          $121.00
Current Bankroll               $1,621.00

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, August 18, 2014

MLB Picks, August 18th

One game worth a gander on a short MLB line up.

$20 @ -200 on Washington (Zimmermann) over Arizona (Nuno)
Zimmermann is 2-0 with a 1.37 ERA in his last 3 starts. Leftie Nuno is 0-1 with a 4.60 in his last 3. The Nationals have won 6 straight and the Diamondbacks have dropped 5 of 7. Washington is 21-13 versus southpaws this season.
Starting Bankroll              $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                          $111.00
Current Bankroll               $1,611.00

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!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

MLB Picks, August 17th



Only one game worth a peek on today's menu.

$16 @ -160 on Washington (Fister) over Pittsburgh (Volquez)
Fister is 2-1 with a 0.84 ERA in his last 3 trips to the bump. Volquez is a worthy opponent, posting a 3-2 road record with a 3.74. The Nationals have won 5 straight and the Pirates have dropped 4 in a row.
Starting Bankroll              $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                          $101.00
Current Bankroll               $1,601.00

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!

MLB Picks, August 16th



Two games are worth a peek on today's MLB  schedule.

$17 @ -165 on Boston (de la Rosa) over Houston (Peacock)
de la Rosa is 3-1 with a 1.97 ERA at Fenway this season. Peacock is 0-2 with a 10.54 in his last 3 starts. The Red Sox have won 4 of their last 5 while Houston has lost 4 of 6.
$20 @ -200 on LA Dodgers (Kershaw) over Milwaukee (Gallardo)
Kershaw is 14-2 with a 1.78 ERA this season. Gallardo is 7-6 with a 3.44 this year. The Dodgers have won 4 of their last 6 while the Brewers have split their last 6.
Starting Bankroll              $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                          $110.75
Current Bankroll               $1,610.75

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!

Friday, August 15, 2014

MLB Picks, August 15th

One game looks worthwhile on today's docket.

$20 @ -200 on LA Angels (Richards) over Texas (Martinez)
Richards is having a good year and is especially tough on the highway, posting a 7-2 record with a 1.91 ERA. Martinez is the opposite and struggles more at home than on the road. In Arlington he's 0-4 with a 7.86. The Angels have won 4 of their last 5 while the Rangers have lost 5 of 7.
Starting Bankroll              $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                          $100.75
Current Bankroll               $1,600.75

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!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Pickin' and Grinnin'

Remember the old show "Hee Haw?"

There was a skit that Roy Clark and Buck Owens did where they would play the banjo and guitar a little, then stop and tell a terrible joke.

Buck- "I'm a pickin!"

Roy- "And I'm a grinnin!"

Don't know who that guy in the middle is :)

With football season about to kick off (see what I did there?), I took a few minutes to look back at my sports handicapping results over the last year. Although I won't be retiring on my winnings, or making a living at it like Coach is striving to do, I was pleased with my results, so I guess you could say I was grinnin' at my pickin'... or something like that.

My hockey results are the most satisfying to me. After posting a losing year in my first attempt at handicapping hockey, I was able to turn it around for a $76 profit last season. Football was a little disappointing, but I still managed to book an $85 win.

Basketball was strong for me last season, adding $148 to my bankroll, but as expected, baseball was my most profitable, bringing in a $195 "windfall."

So, 4 for 4 on the major sports. Hopefully the streak will continue through another rotation!

The NFL season is just around the corner and I will again be hosting the NFL Picks contest. First prize will be another NFL team shirt. We'll have to see if anyone can unseat two-time defending champion Memphis Mojo. I'll put a post up explaining the rules and how to enter sometime next week.

Finally, a moment to thank all of you who visit this little corner of the interwebs. I appreciate you taking the time and especially look forward to your comments.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

MLB Picks, August 13th

Two games are worth a gander on today's MLB line up.

$16 @ -155 on Seattle (Iwakuma) over Toronto (Dickey)
Iwakuma is 2-1 with a 1.66 ERA in his last 3 trips to the bump. Dickey is 3-8 on the highway. The Mariners have won 7 of their last 8 while the Jays have dropped 8 of 11.
$17 @ -165 on San Diego (Kennedy) over Colorado (Matzek)
Kennedy is 1-1 with a 2.65 ERA in his last 3 starts. Matzek is 0-3 with an 11.17 in his last 3 and is 0-4 on foreign soil this year. The Padres have won 8 of their last 10 and the Rockies have lost 10 of 12.
Starting Bankroll              $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                          $80.25
Current Bankroll               $1,580.25

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!