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Friday, January 31, 2014

NFL Picks Contest-Picks Due Tomorrow

Just a friendly reminder that your pick for the NFL Picks Contest is due by 6 pm (CST) Saturday evening. I have most of them, but if you haven't sent yours yet, it's time to get with it! Please e-mail me at nfl.picks@ymail com or leave a comment here with your pick.

Good luck!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Basketball Picks, January 30th

One pro game looks like a possibility.

$10 on LA Clippers (+200) over Golden State
The Clippers have won 9 of their last 11. The Warriors are 2-5 in their last 7. LA is decent on the highway, winning 14 of 26 while Golden State is 13-8 at home. The Warriors have won 6 of the last 9 between the two clubs, but the Clippers won the only match up this season.
Starting Bankroll                           $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                      $ 26.50
Current Bankroll                           $1,526.50

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

Good luck!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Basketball Picks, January 29th

One game on the court tonight is worth a look.

$38 on Memphis (-190) over Sacramento
The Grizzles have won 8 of their last 9 games. Against the Kings they have won 14 of the last 16. Sacramento is 1-6 in their last 7.
Starting Bankroll                           $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                      $ 6.50
Current Bankroll                           $1,506.50

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

Good luck!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Casino Party

As many of you know, Ms. Duck and I have a sideline business that provides casino parties to the locals.

Last Friday we did a rush party for one of the fraternities at Baylor University. Although it was a small one, with two blackjack tables, one poker and one craps, we had a great time.

It's a lot of work putting one of these on, but we are paid well and enjoy the parties. With Ms. Duck out of work, the money is welcome :)

Here are a few pictures from Friday's festivities. Good times!





















Monday, January 27, 2014

Basketball Picks, January 27th

One game in the college hoops world is worth a peek.

$10 on Oklahoma (+175) over Oklahoma State
Yeah, the Cowboys have the best team, but this is a rivalry game and they're playing it on Norman. The Sooners are 9-2 at home this season while Okie State is 2-2 on the highway. The home team has won the last 9 games in this series.
Starting Bankroll                           $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                      ($ 11.25)
Current Bankroll                           $1,488.75

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

Good luck!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Texas Lottery Chronicles- Dallas Cowboys

I received a $5 scratch-off lottery ticket titled "Trim the Tree" as a stocking stuffer this Christmas and it got me to wondering how bad an investment a lottery ticket really is. On the back of the ticket it states that my odds are 1:3.83, and that includes break-even prizes.

Doesn't sound too promising.

As part of my experiment, I have decided to keep a running total of wins and losses, plus my total dollar investment and net results. Similar to what I do with my sports betting.

As you may recall, my initial attempt to win a little coin from the state was a failure. The "Trim the Tree" $5 scratch-off didn't hit, so I'm down five buckos.

Since it's Super Bowl week, I decided to purchase a "Dallas Cowboys" $5 scratch off for two reasons. First, I figure it will be one of the few times that the words "Cowboys" and "Super Bowl" will be mentioned in the same sentence and two, since the Cowboys were 8-8 the last three years, I fully expect to win $5 on this ticket. Break even- like the Cowboys :)

Cash prizes on the ticket range from $5 to $100,000, plus there are other non-cash prizes such as a draft day pass that allows you to sit in the "War Room" with Jerry Jones as he screws up another draft. I'd rather suffer thru a root canal.

The ticket has five numbers across the top that are "Winning Numbers." If one of your 20 numbers match, you win that prize. Should a football symbol appear, you win that prize. If a "TD" symbol appears, you win all 20 prizes. Wouldn't that be nice.

Let's get started, shall we?

As you can see below, we have revealed the five "Winning Numbers" which have been anything but for the first half of the ticket. Hopefully, it'll be a second half ticket :)


Well, the third quarter was more of the same.


After the last five numbers are cleared, it appears we have a total loser for the second week in a row.

Hopefully, next week will be better.


Tickets                        2
Winners                      0
Investment             $10.00
Winnings                  $0
Net                        ($10.00)

Basketball Picks, January 26th

One game on the court looks like a good bet.

$18 on Brooklyn (-180) over Boston
The Nets are hot, winning 4 in a row and 9 of 10. The Celtics are headed in the opposite direction, losing 13 of 15. Brooklyn won the only game between the two this season, but have won 4 of 5 going back to last season.

Starting Bankroll                           $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                      ($ 21.25)
Current Bankroll                           $1,478.75

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

Good luck!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Basketball Picks, January 25th

One college game looks interesting on the Saturday schedule.

$30 on LaSalle (+130) over Virginia Commonwealth
The Explorers are 9-2 at home this season. The Rams are 3-2 on the highway.

Starting Bankroll                           $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                      ($ 60.25)
Current Bankroll                           $1,439.75

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

Good luck!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

A Word From Very Josie

The "Big C," cancer has struck Josie's family and she needs your help. Details are on her blog, which is linked below.

Send a few dollars and prayers if you can. She'd do it for you.

And never forget, Cancer Sucks.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO JOSIE'S BLOG

Basketball Picks, January 23rd

Two games on the college courts are worth a peek.

$20 on Western Carolina (+130) over Davidson
The 11-9 Catamounts are 8-0 at home this season. Overall they have won 5 of their last 6. The 8-11 Wildcats are 5-3 on foreign soil this season. Davidson has been hot lately winning 4 of 5.
$20 on UT Chattanooga (+140) over Elon
The Moccasins are a respectable 12-8 this season and are tough to beat at home as evidenced by their 7-1 record. The Phoenix are 10-9 overall and 3-4 in true road games.
Starting Bankroll                           $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                      ($ 68.25)
Current Bankroll                           $1,431.75

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

Good luck!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Basketball Picks, January 22nd

A couple games are worth a look on tonight's basketball agenda.

$24 on LA Clippers (-240) over Charlotte
The Clippers have won 7 of their last 8. Against the Bobcats, they've won 7 straight including a 112-85 drubbing this season. Charlotte has lost 10 of their last 14.
$34 on California (-340) over USC
The Golden Bears have won 6 in a row and 4 straight against the Trojans. Southern Cal is 0-5 in the PAC 12, losing all 5 games by 18 of more points. Cal has UCLA coming up next, so they have to be careful not to look past the Trojans.
Starting Bankroll                           $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                      ($ 10.25)
Current Bankroll                           $1,489.75

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

Good luck!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

NFL Picks Contest- Conference Championship Results and Standings

Looks like it's down to the wire to see who wins the tee shirt. Should be quite a finish! Only one more game left. Can anyone run down defending champ MOJO?

Here are the Conference Championship results and standings in the NFL Picks Contest.

lightning36- Denver (W 26-16)= 20 pts.
TwoMinuteWarning- Denver (W 26-16)= 20 pts.
Full House538- New England (L 16-26)= (10) pts.
Music City Momma- Seattle (W 23-17)= 16 pts.
Coach-  San Francisco (L 17-23)= (6) pts.
MOJO-  Denver (W 26-16)= 20 pts.
Vegas Vic- San Francisco (L 17-23)= (6) pts.
Captain Crunch- Denver (W 26-16)= 20 pts.
cokeboy99- Seattle (W 23-17)= 16 pts.
OneAndDone- Seattle (W 23-17)= 16 pts.
angerisagift- San Francisco (L 17-23)= (6) pts.

Here are the current standings;

MOJO -                                 380+ 20= 400 pts.
TwoMinuteWarning-            375+ 20= 395 pts.
OneAndDone                        365+ 16= 381 pts.
lightning36-                           356+ 20= 376 pts.
Full House538-                      380- 10= 370 pts.
Vegas Vic-                               344- 6= 338 pts.
Coach-                                      336- 6= 330 pts.
angerisagift-                             318- 6= 312 pts.
Captain Crunch-                    273+ 20= 293 pts.
Music City Momma-            188+ 16= 204  pts.
cokeboy99-                           130+ 16= 146 pts.

Thanks for playing.

Super Bowl picks are due by Saturday, February 1st at 6pm (CST).

Good luck!

Hockey Picks, January 21st

One game on the ice is worth a peek.

$22 on Anaheim (-215) over Winnipeg
The Ducks have won 19 of their last 21 and are 20-2 on home ice. The Jets have won 3 straight, but are 10-14 on the highway. Anaheim won the only match up this season.
Starting Bankroll                           $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                      ($39.25)
Current Bankroll                           $1,460.75

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

Good luck!

Basketball Picks, January 21st

One road dog looks interesting in the college hoops world.

$10 on Kansas State (+205) over Texas
The Wildcats have won 12 of their last 13, with their only loss at Kansas. They've won 6 of the last 7 versus the Longhorns and are 4-1 in their last 5 at Austin. They were 3-0 against UT last season, outscoring the Horns by 55 points. Texas has won 3 straight, but are only 4-3 in their last 7 games.
Starting Bankroll                           $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                      ($ .25)
Current Bankroll                           $1,499.75

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

Good luck!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Hockey Picks, January 20th

Only one game worth a look on the rink tonight.

$23 on Pittsburgh (-225) over Florida
The Penguins are 20-3 at home this season and have won 17 of 20 overall. The Panthers have dropped 3 of their last 4 and 16 of 24 on foreign soil. Pittsburgh has beaten Florida in 11 of the last 12 played in the Steel City.

Starting Bankroll                                $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                           ($58.75)
Current Bankroll                                $1,441.25

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

Good luck!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

NFL Picks Contest- Conference Champioship Picks


I'm sorry these are so late, but we just got back from Dallas.

Here are the picks for the Conference Championship games.

lightning36- Denver
TwoMinuteWarning- Denver
Full House- New England
Music City Momma- Seattle
Coach- San Francisco
MOJO-  Denver
Vegas Vic- Denver
Captain Crunch- Denver
cokeboy99- Seattle
One&Done- Seattle
angerisagift- San Francisco

Good luck!!!

Friday, January 17, 2014

NFL Picks Contest- Picks Due Tomorrow

Just a friendly reminder that your pick for the NFL Picks Contest is due by 6 pm (CST) Saturday evening. I have most of them, but if you haven't sent yours yet, it's time to get with it! Please e-mail me at nfl.picks@ymail com or leave a comment here with your pick.

Good luck!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Peacocks and Chess Sets


I've heard that you need a catchy headline for your blog posts in order to get your readers to notice.

Pretty catchy, huh?

Unfortunately, the story isn't as interesting as the headline.

Ms. Duck and I are driving to Dallas tomorrow to attend the Dallas Market. We'll spend the day searching for interesting and unusual items to sell in our side business. When we are done we'll go to a nice restaurant and decide what items are worth buying for resale. Saturday we'll head back to market and place our orders.

We've found that items with a peacock theme seem to fly off the shelves. Be it trays, mirrors, statues, etc, we've sold them all and need to restock.

Another item that has been hot for us over the years has been themed chess sets. The favorites are the Civil War set, the World War II set and the Alamo set. The pieces are hand-painted and have some nice detail. The WW II set for example has FDR in his wheelchair as the king of the American pieces and Hitler leading the Germans. They wholesaled for $39 and we sold them all day for $129, a nice profit. The problem is that our supplier went out of business, leaving us without stock and looking for a new source.

So peacocks and chess sets will be our main goal over the next couple of days.

Ms. Duck and I have found a good source for furniture items here locally. There's an auction house in nearby Crawford (Prez Bush's old stomping grounds) that we have been buying from for a little over a year. At the last auction we attended, we were able to buy a nice mahogany secretary/bookcase for $125. It was a little beat up and required some refinishing, but after three hours of work we got the result below and put a $600 price tag on it. We've had a lot of luck purchasing similar items there and marking them up for a nice profit. With Ms. Duck still unemployed (for 10 months), it's been a nice source of income.



Here's hoping for a good market. Peacocks and chess sets...that's the ticket!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Texas Lottery Chronicles-"Trim the Tree"

I received a $5 scratch-off lottery ticket titled "Trim the Tree" as a stocking stuffer this Christmas and it got me to wondering how bad an investment a lottery ticket really is. On the back of the ticket it states that my odds are 1:3.83, and that includes break-even prizes.

Doesn't sound too promising.

As part of my experiment, I have decided to keep a running total of wins and losses, plus my total dollar investment and net results. Similar to what I do with my sports betting.

"Trim the Tree" has several ways to win. There are 20 prizes on the ticket and if you have a star next to a prize, you win that prize. If your scratching reveals a bell, you multiply your cash prize by 10.

Hell yeah!

The "jackpot" as it were, is the wreath symbol. Get that one and you collect all the prizes on the ticket.

That's what I'm talkin' about!

Let's get started, shall we?


As you can see below, the top half of the ticket has been disappointing. However, if the elusive wreath symbol shows, I already have $102,750 tallied up. Hope springs eternal!


Well, looks like we whiffed on our Christmas ticket. Nothing like being 0 for $404,435. That's quite a slump!


Hopefully the next one will be more profitable. It certainly won't be less so :)

Tickets                        1
Winners                      0
Investment             $5.00
Winnings                  $0
Net                        ($5.00)

Hockey Picks, January 15th

A couple games look interesting on tonight's NHL schedule.

$20 on Pittsburgh (-200) over Washington
The Penguins have won 4 of their last 5 games. At home they have won 19 of 22 and have beaten the Capitols 5 straight including once this season. Washington has lost 6 of their last 8 and are 8-12 on the highway this season.
$17 on Anaheim (-165) over Vancouver
The Ducks have won 17 of their last 18 and are 19-2 on home ice this season. They have already beaten the Canucks twice this year and have won 7 of the last 9 between the two teams. Vancouver has lost 6 of 7, but are a respectable 12-12 on foreign soil.
Starting Bankroll                                $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                           ($79.00)
Current Bankroll                                $1,421.00

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

Good luck!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Vegas or Bust Poker League


The ninth of 12 league tournaments was held last Friday. All 10 league members were present as the first card was tossed in the air.

Seated clockwise around the table was Dealer Larry, Philly Phanatic, Stamps, J-Dawg, Lil' Annie Okie, Bobby Dee, Tin Man, Big Daddy, Ranger Rick, and your humble correspondant, Lucki Duck.

The top two league finishers win an all expenses paid trip to Las Vegas, plus a buy in to one of the preliminary WSOP events this summer. I won the December tourney, which moved me into second place, one point ahead of Philly Phanatic. So my focus was to finish ahead of him.

I started slowly, folding hand after hand before finally peeking down at A-K and raised 3X the BB from early position. The only call I got was from Big Daddy, who is certainly the most difficult player to read at the table. The flop was K-Q-4, a good one for me. Big Daddy checked and I bet $150, which was a little over 1/2 pot and got a call. A seven on the turn looked harmless, but Big Daddy bet $50. I read it as a blocking bet, but I HATE getting into big pots early in a tournament, especially against this particular opponent. Rather than raising, I smooth called. When he checked the river, I thought I was good, but check behind anyway...just in case :) Big Daddy tabled Q-4 for a flopped two pair and drug the pot. How you can call a raise out of position with Q-4 offsuit is beyond me, but that's why I try to avoid playing big pots with Big Daddy.

The next hand I was involved in was once again with Big Daddy. I raised from middle position with T-T and was called by...you guessed it...Big Daddy. He had limped from early position, so I put him on a range from pocket aces to 7-2 offsuit :)

We saw a flop of 8-8-8, so I bet 1/2 pot after he checked. Big Daddy immediately shoved, a huge overbet.

"I believe that's called a check-raise!" cackled Tin Man, laughing at my obvious distress.

Since my main goal was finishing ahead of Philly, I folded my full house and was shown pocket aces by Big Daddy. Like I said, he's hard to read.

Later in the tourney I received Big Slick once again. but missed the flop and folded to a bet from Big Daddy, who was in position this time. I was now down to $500 from my starting stack of $1500, and no one had busted out. One thing I did not want was a last place finish!

Just a couple hands later the two big stacks, Philly and Big Daddy got involved in a big pot. When the smoke cleared, Big Daddy's rivered flush felted Philly and his top two pair. This was great for me, but I don't understand what Philly was thinking in this hand. His main focus should have been to finish ahead of me, and I was the short stack at the table when he busted. Go figure.

With blinds at $50-100, I once again looked down at A-K and shoved my last $400 receiving3 calls. With my history with Big Slick on this evening, I didn't feel very confident, even after I flopped top pair. The Turn and river didn't help me, so I didn't hold much hope fot top pair winning against 3 random hands, but it did! Now with $1600 I was back in the game. Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.

The blinds were getting high and players started dropping quickly. With Philly already out, Stamps was next, followed by Big Daddy, Lil' Annie Okie, and Tin Man. I busted Dealer Larry in fifth, but then fell on my sword with a fourth place finish. Not as good as I had hoped, but considering how short I had gotten earlier, I was pleased with my standing.

Bobby Dee placed, J-Dawg showed and Ranger Rick won the tournament.

Annie still leads the league by a substantial margin and I was able to extend my lead over Philly by three points. CLICK HERE for the latest standings.

Only three more tourneys to go. Hope I can hold on!

Till next time, win the flips.

Monday, January 13, 2014

NFL Picks Contest- Divisional Playoff Week Results and Standings

Logjam at the top! Looks like it's gonna be quite a finish to see who wins the tee shirt. Only two more weeks left.

Here are the Divisional Playoff Week results and standings in the NFL Picks Contest.

lightning36- Denver (W 24-17)= 17 pts.
TwoMinuteWarning- New England (W 43-22)= 31 pts.
Full House538- Seattle (W 23-15)= 18 pts.
Music City Momma- Seattle (W 23-15)= 18 pts.
Coach-  San Francisco (W 23-10)= 23 pts.
MOJO-  Denver (W 24-17)= 17 pts.
Vegas Vic- San Francisco (W 23-10)= 23 pts.
Captain Crunch- Denver (W 24-17)= 17 pts.
cokeboy99- Carolina (L 10-23)= (13) pts.
OneAndDone- New England (W 43-22)= 31 pts.
angerisagift- San Francisco (W 23-10)= 23 pts.

Here are the current standings;

Full House538-                     362+ 18= 380 pts.
MOJO -                               363+ 17= 380 pts.
TwoMinuteWarning-             344+ 31= 375 pts.
OneAndDone                       334+ 31= 365 pts.
lightning36-                           339+ 17= 356 pts
Vegas Vic-                            321+ 23= 344 pts.
Coach-                                 313+ 23= 336 pts.
angerisagift-                          295+ 23= 318 pts.
Captain Crunch-                   256+ 17= 273 pts.
Music City Momma-            170+ 18= 188  pts.
cokeboy99-                          143- 13= 130 pts.

Thanks for playing.

Conference Championship picks are due by Saturday at 6pm (CST).

Good luck!

Basketball Picks, January 13th

One NBA game tonight is worth a gander.

$40 on San Antonio (-250) over New Orleans
The Spurs have won 7 of their last 8 overall and 8 of 9 against the Pelicans. They travel well, winning 14 of 17 on the highway. New Orleans was playing well before losing a couple key players to injury (Anderson and Holiday) and have dropped 5 straight. They have won 9 of 16 home games this season.
Starting Bankroll                           $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                      ($16.25)
Current Bankroll                           $1,483.75

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

Good luck!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

NFL Picks Contest- Divisional Playoffs Picks


Here are the picks for the Divisional Playoff games. Denver and San Francisco look like the top picks of our experts.

lightning36- Denver
TwoMinuteWarning- New England
Full House- Seattle
Music City Momma- Seattle
Coach- San Francisco
MOJO-  Denver
Vegas Vic- San Francisco
Captain Crunch- Denver
cokeboy99- Carolina
One&Done- New England
angerisagift- San Francisco

Good luck!!!

Basketball Picks, January 12th


One college game on the hardwood court looks worth a wager.

$22 on Ohio (-215) over Akron
The Bobcats are 11-3 overall and 7-1 when eating home cookin'. The Zips are 9-5 and riding a 3 game winning streak. They are 2-3 on foreign soil, but only 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games going back to last season. 
Starting Bankroll                           $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                        $5.75
Current Bankroll                           $1,505.75

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

Good luck!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Hockey Picks, January 12th

There's one game on the Sunday NHL schedule that is worth a peek.

$36 on Anaheim (-185) over Detroit
The Ducks have won 15 of 16 and are 18-2 at home this season. Going into Saturday's game the Red Wings had dropped 10 of their last 14, but have played well on the highway, winning 13 of 21. Anaheim won the only game the two have played this season.
Starting Bankroll                                $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                           ($98.50)
Current Bankroll                                $1,401.50

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

Good luck!

NFL Picks Contest Update

I'm still waiting on a couple of picks from our contestants. As soon as they are in I'll post them all.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Hockey Picks, January 10th

One game on the ice tonight is worth a peek.

$18 on Pittsburgh (-180) over Edmonton
The Penguins have won 12 of their last 14 and beat the Oilers in their only match up this season. Edmonton has lost 11 of 14 and are 7-14 at home this season. Pittsburgh has won 13 of 23 on foreign soil.
Starting Bankroll                                $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                           ($80.50)
Current Bankroll                                $1,419.50

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

Good luck!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Basketball Picks, January 9th

One college game looks worth betting in the hoops world.

$46 on Xavier (-185) over Marquette
The Musketeers have won 7 straight. They're tough at home, winning 10 of 12. The Golden Eagles are 9-6 this season, but 0-6 versus top 50 teams. They have struggled on foreign soil, winning only one game in four tries.
Starting Bankroll                           $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                       ($19.00)
Current Bankroll                           $1,481.00

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

Good luck!

Hockey Picks, January 9th

One game on the ice tonight is worth a look.

$17 on St. Louis (-170) over Calgary
The Blues have won 6 straight and 8 of their last 9. On the highway they have won 13 of 20. The Flames have dropped 9 of 11 and have only scored 4 goals in their last 6 games. They are 7-14 at home this season. The Blues have won 5 of the last 7 against the Flames.
Starting Bankroll                                $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                           ($90.50)
Current Bankroll                                $1,409.50

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

Good luck!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Basketball Picks, January 8th

One game in the hoops world is worth a look.

$24 on Golden State (-235) over Brooklyn
The Warriors are the hottest team in the league, winning 10 straight. Tonight they try to tie the franchise record of 11, set in the 1971-72 season. They are 13-9 on the highway this season and have won 7 straight on foreign soil. The Nets have won 3 in a row and are 8-9 at home this season. Both teams are winning with tough defense, so don't look for a lot of points in this one.
Starting Bankroll                           $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                       $5.00
Current Bankroll                           $1,505.00

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

Good luck!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Hockey Picks, January 7th

One game looks worth a bet on the NHL schedule tonight.

$17 on St. Louis (-170) over Edmonton
 The Blues have won 5 straight and 7 of 8. They have beaten the Oilers 6 of the last 7 times they've met including a 6-0 drubbing earlier this season. Edmonton has lost 10 of their last 13. At home they've won 7 of 20 while St. Louis has won 12 of 19 on the highway.
Starting Bankroll                                $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                           ($100.50)
Current Bankroll                                $1,399.50

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

Good luck!

NFL Picks Contest- Wildcard Week Results and Standings

MOJO still leads, but Full House makes a big move and is nipping at his heels.

With playoff games on both Saturday and Sunday, all games will be eligible for our contest. All I ask is that you have your pick to me at least two hours before the kickoff of the game you're picking.

I'll post the picks as soon as I have received everyone's best guess meticulously researched selection.

Here are the Wildcard Week results and standings in the NFL Picks Contest.

lightning36- Cincinnati (L 10-27)= (17) pts.
TwoMinuteWarning- Cincinnati (L 10-27)= (17) pts.
Full House538- New Orleans (W 26-24)= 12 pts.
Music City Momma- Cincinnati (L 10-27)= (17) pts.
Coach-  Kansas City (L 44-45)= (1) pt.
MOJO-  Cincinnati (L 10-27)= (17) pts.
Vegas Vic- Indianapolis (W 45-44)= 11 pts.
Captain Crunch- Kansas City (L 44-45)= (1) pt.
cokeboy99- Kansas City (L 44-45)= (1) pt.
OneAndDone- Philadelphia (L 24-26)= (2) pts.
angerisagift- Cincinnati (L 10-27)= (17) pts.

Here are the current standings;

MOJO -                             380- 17= 363 pts.
Full House538-                   350+12= 362 pts.
TwoMinuteWarning-           361- 17= 344 pts.
lightning36-                         356- 17= 339 pts
OneAndDone                       336- 2= 334 pts.
Vegas Vic-                          310+11= 321 pts.
Coach-                                 314- 1= 313 pts.
angerisagift-                        312- 17= 295 pts.
Captain Crunch-                   257- 1= 256 pts.
Music City Momma-           187- 17= 170  pts.
cokeboy99-                          142- 1= 143 pts.

Thanks for playing.

Divisional Playoff Week picks are due two hours before the kickoff of the game you are selecting.

Good luck!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Football Picks, January 6th


The college football season wraps up tonight when Florida State and Auburn play for all the marbles.

$30 on Florida State (-300) over Auburn
The Seminoles are 13-0 this season, winning 12 of those game by 28+ points. Avreaging 53 PPG, they only surrendered more than 17 points once and averaged 10.7 PPGA. Of course, they didn't play an SEC schedule. The Tigers won 12 of 13, six of those by 8 points or less. They average an impressive 336 YPG on the ground, but that may not matter if they fall behind by a couple touchdowns. Auburn is susceptible to the pass, ranking 104th in pass defense this year. The Tigers are 4-1 as an underdog this season. Sportsbook.com has the best line.
Starting Bankroll                           $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                      $85.50
Current Bankroll                           $1,585.50

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

Good luck!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Basketball Picks, January 5th

One pro game looks good on today's schedule.

$15 on Golden State (-145) over Washington
The Warriors have run off 8 straight wins and are a respectable 11-9 on the highway this season. The Wizards have dropped 3 of their last 5 overall and are 7-7 at home. Golden State has won 5 straight against Washington.
Starting Bankroll                           $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                      ($5.25)
Current Bankroll                           $1,494.75

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

Good luck!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Hockey Picks, January 5th

A couple of games look worthwhile on today's NHL schedule.

$21 on Pittsburgh (-210) over Winnipeg
The Penguins have won 15 of their last 18 games and are 18-3 on home ice this season. They have also won 5 of the last 6 against the Jets. Winnipeg has dropped their last2 and are 9-13 on the highway this season.
$16 on Anaheim (-155) over Vancouver
The Ducks are 16-2 at home and have won 12 of their last 13 overall. They have won 3 of the last 4 against the Canucks, including once this year. Vancouver is a very respectable 12-9 on foreign soil. 
Starting Bankroll                                $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                           ($120.75)
Current Bankroll                                $1,379.25

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

Good luck!

NFL Picks Contest-Wild Card Playoffs


Here are the picks for the first weekend of playoff games. Looks like it's gonna be cold everywhere but Indy.

lightning36- Cincinnati
TwoMinuteWarning- Cincinnati
Full House- New Orleans
Music City Momma- Cincinnati
Coach- Kansas City
MOJO-  Cincinnati
Vegas Vic- Indianapolis
Captain Crunch- Kansas City
cokeboy99- Kansas City
One&Done- Philadelphia
angerisagift- Cincinnati

Good luck!!!

Basketball Picks, January 4th

Three college games look like winners on today's NCAA hoops schedule.

$45 on Florida State (-200) over Virginia
The 9-3 Seminoles are 5-0 at home and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games. The 9-4 Cavs are 0-2 on foreign soil and are 4-12 ATS in their last 16.
$48 on Xavier (-240) over Butler
The X-Men have won 6 straight and are a perfect 10-0 at home this season. Butler is 10-3 and 2-0 on the road. They'll have to play better inside to keep up with their hosts. 
$44 on Montana State (-220) over Northern Arizona
M-State is 4-1 at home and Northern Arizona is 2-5 on the highway. The home team has covered in 10 of the last 13 games. 
Starting Bankroll                           $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                      ($0.25)
Current Bankroll                           $1,499.75

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

Good luck!

Hockey Picks, January 4th

One game worth a gander on today's NHL menu.

$19 on St. Louis (-190) over Columbus
The Blues have won 4 straight and 6 of 7. They are also 16-5 on home ice this season. St. Louis won the only match up between the two teams this season and have won 4 of the last 5. The Blue Jackets have won 4 of 6 and are 9-12 on the highway.
Starting Bankroll                                $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                           ($130.75)
Current Bankroll                                $1,369.25

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

Good luck!