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World Series..Scratch That…Regular Season Series Preview: Boston Red Sox vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Tuesday, June 28th – 7:05 pm
Josh Beckett (6-2, 1.86 ERA)
Cliff Lee (8-5, 2.87 ERA)

Wednesday, June 29th – 7:05 pm
John Lackey (5-6, 7.36 ERA)
Vance Worley (2-1, 2.83 ERA)

Thursday, June 30th – 1:05 pm
Jon Lester (9-4, 3.66 ERA)
Cole Hamels (9-4, 2.49 ERA)

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The Betting Window – April 12th, 2011

If I went 0-5 yesterday, I would’ve contemplated quitting. I didn’t however, so here are your five picks for the day.

Picks are on the left (unless it’s an over/under).

1. @Shakhtar Donetsk vs. FC Barcelona (OVER 2.5 goals)

Barca took the first leg of this UEFA matchup, and Shakhtar is going to have to play very aggressive in order to win the second. If Barca can capitalize on their counterattacks then they might hang up a crooked number today.

2. Chelsea (+235) @Manchester United

This is purely a gut-feeling because I don’t see Chelsea getting swept by Man U. This game will end in a draw the majority of the time, but at +235 this is a really good price to bet a really good team.

3. @Boston Red Sox (Jon Lester) (-175) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (David Price)

Well played Tampa Bay. It’s officially a rivalry now between you and me.

4. Chicago Bulls (-7.5) @New York Knicks

No Amar’e means no dice for the Knickerbockers against arguably the best team in the league. For the Bulls this is a great chance for Joakim Noah to return to form, and I expect him to play some quality minutes.

5. @Portland Trailblazers (-5) vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Love the Trailblazers with Gerald Wallace and hate the Grizzlies. Feels like a lay-up.

Betting lines are provided by Bodog and are accurate at the time of this post.

The Daily Drive – April 11th, 2011

The Daily Drive is a daily (duh) post of all the prominent things going on in the sports world we didn’t cover, and anything else we might want to share with you. Except the arm rest. Everyone knows you use the one to your right. Come on man, is this your first rodeo?

First things first, I’d like to throw my hat into the Jenna Fischer/Amy Adam’s debate.


With that, let’s take a look at the sport’s world today:

-Bill Simmon’s wrote a column about the Masters, a nice change of pace from writing about the NBA for the thousandth time this year. It’s not bad, actually. I’ll still stick to the podcasts though.

-Oh and as for the Masters itself, this guy won.  But of course as noted before, the story is about Tiger and how he lost it.

-A-Rod still isn’t feeling too well, as he was scratched from last nights Yankees/Sawx finale. I think someone just wanted another go around with the rectal thermometer.

-The Phillies swept took 2 out of 3 from the Braves this weekend, and continue towards D.C. during their NL East wrecking tour. Tonight Tomorrow night they face former right fielder Jayson Werth who hasn’t been playing so hot for his team. You could almost say he wasn’t worth the big contract. ::slide whistle,  avoids pie to face::

What’s that? Still not convinced in Jenna over Amy? I’ve got some more mind blowing facts after the jump. Read more of this post

The Betting Window – April 11th, 2011

First, let me introduce myself to the blog. My name is Rich Ryan, and I’m a senior staff writer and producer for PokerNews.com. I’ve covered the World Series of Poker for two years running, and I will be back in Vegas in late May for my third stint. Whether you like it or not, casinos, book-keepers and online gambling sites are major players in professional sports, and will continue to be because sports betting is immeasurably popular. In this daily (fingers crossed) post, I will take a look at five bets I like that day. I’m not a seer nor am I a wise-guy, rather I am an informed fan making educated guesses. Take it or leave it.

I’m personally taking these to the betting window. Strong.

My pick is on the left, unless it’s an over/under.

1. @Atlanta Hawks (+6.5) vs. Miami Heat

Sports betting rule numero uno: it’s always good to fade the public. The Heat are coming off of a 23-point win on the road against the Celtics last night, and the Hawks are in the middle of four-game losing streak. Seems like a no-brainer, right? Before you take your wager to South Beach, remember that the Heat played much harder yesterday than the would during any other regular season game. I also think the Hawks terrible loss to the Wizards yesterday gave them an extra point or two.

Still not sure if that's Chris Bosh or a Squirtle

2. Oklahoma City Thunder (-5.5) @Sacramento Kings

Before you ask, no these games are not the same. The Kings are not a playoff team and the Thunder, unlike the Heat, don’t take games off. I’d be a little more comfortable if this was 4.5, but I still love this team against mediocre/bad opponents.

3. Golden State Warriors @ Denver Nuggets (UNDER 218)

The Nuggets lead the league in points scored at 107/game, but if you multiply that by two you still don’t make the over. These two teams have met twice already this season and the totals were 195 and 230 – an average of 212.5. Add in the fact that Danilo Gallinari (ankle) may not play, and the under feels like a good play.

4. @Boston Red Sox (Matsuzaka) (-155) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (Hellickson)

Get used to betting against the Rays, especially when they play good teams. You can’t win many games in the American League with poor hitting.

The Rays have a punchers chance - if they can connect.

The Rays have a punchers chance - if they can connect.


5. Cleveland Indians (Talbot) (+118) vs. @Los Angeles Angels (Chatwood)

The Indians are riding a seven-game winning streak into Anaheim, while the Angels scratched Dan Haren and will send Tyler Chatwood to the mound for his MLB debut tonight. Love the way Asdrubal Cabrera’s been hitting and love betting against rookie pitchers in their debut.

Betting lines are provided by Bodog and are accurate at the time of this post.

A Sportscenter Rundown Every Yankee Fan Can Love

Got to love the ESPN rundown.

This is why I love baseball.  I spent all winter/spring trying to convince myself that Boston is not as scary as everyone is making them out to be, and finally, just in time for our spring MLB previews, I realized that the Red Sox really aren’t as scary as they were made out to be.  So today I get to the office and I am greeted by this wonderful sight on Sportscenter.  Headline after headline of Boston struggles.  Apparently famed ESPN writer and avid Boston sports fan (originally nicknamed the Boston Sports Guy) claimed he wasn’t going to tweet on Twitter until the Red Sox won.  HAHAHA are you kidding me?  Yeah OK Bill.  Don’t tweet, that will surely save your season.  Maybe that’s the Mets’ problem.  Too many fans on Twitter jinxing their club.  The Sox have started the season off 0-4. No team has won the World Series after starting 0-4.  Boston fans can stew a little bit over that one while they eat their chowdah and do god-knows what else goes on up there.  Now I may have been a little premature  when I reacted to seeing Boston Banged Up in the rundown, because it is the Celtics who are banged up and not the Sox.  But honestly, who cares?  I like to see each and every Boston team and fan suffer.  Finally, ESPN closed out their bit on Boston sports with the headline Boston Blues.  Now if that is not the most awesome-alliteration-available, then call me Theo Epstein.

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