Vancouver Canucks +130 @ Boston Bruins -130
I have so much confidence in the Boston Bruins tonight. The NBA proved that there are sports gods, and at the end of the day they will never let gutless teams like the Vancouver Canucks and Miami Heat win championships. They just aren’t worthy. The Bruins have too much pride to let Vancouver skate the Cup on their ice.
Everyday the Canucks give people another reason to hate them. After game 5, Roberto Luongo basically said that Tim Thomas sucks and that he would have saved that shot easily. I guess it was just the other 12 shots in games 3 and 4 that gave Roberto Luongo trouble. Then when the media pressured Luongo about those comments he cried because Tim Thomas hasn’t been telling the world how great Roberto Luongo has been. Luongo is just a greasy, count chocula look-a-like, cry baby. Tim Thomas is Wyatt Earp, Dominick Hasek, and Jack Bauer rolled into one. Then Aaron Rome says that even if he had a time machine, he’d still trying to give Nathan Horton brain damage with a late blind side hit to the head. There is nothing to like about this team.
For whatever reason the Bruins were unable to bring the same level of intensity in Game 5 that they brought in games 3 and 4. Now, with their backs against the wall and skating on home ice the Bruins will use their forecheck and hitting game to punish the Canucks and control the game. I love the Bruins as the favorite, and if they score first I would put a paycheck on them. The Canucks are front-runners and will quit in Game 6 if they get down early.
If there is one thing I know about Horse Racing, its that you can’t win without a great name. The Belmont Stakes is loaded with loser names this year. Its going to be tough to find a great trifecta, but I’ll give it my best shot.
If you know your history, Nero was the Roman Emperor who burned down Rome by mistake. Nero is known as possibly the most evil Roman Cesars, and was also crazy. Well, I am crazy too…like a fox. Not sure if Nehro was named for Nero, but its the only thing I can think of. I’ll take a Roman Emperor over the animal kingdom any day.
Well in the past two Triple Crown races I had picked this horse to be a loser. I thought my logic was solid. How fast can a horse be with shackles on its name? Well, I was way off. Shackleford won the Preakness. Turns out logic was so flawed, but my method is still genius. I put all the emphasis on the shackles and completed ignored the “ford” part. Ford is a car, cars are faster than horses. Ford even makes a mustang. Man, sorry everyone. Can’t believe I didn’t pick up on this one before. Better late than never.
Master of Hounds: 10-1
Based on their names the rest of the field is full of losers, complete dogs. So what better pick to finish 3rd than the Master of Hounds.
Miami Heat +1 @ Dallas Mavericks -1
I’ll be the first to admit that my NBA Finals Locks of the Century haven’t been the greatest. Costa Rica is kicking my ass in this battle. Taking Miami in every game has burned me. Miami is really underachieving, Lebron in particular. All of these losses are making me feel like the Gambling Gods are trying to punish me by picking and therefore, rooting(kind of) for the Heat. Well jokes on you Gambling Gods. I’d gladly lose money everyday if it meant that the Heat would be denied a Championship. So, having said that…give me the Heat. Lebron is not going to be held to 8 points again. He has been out-scored by the Boston Bruins 12-8 in the last three days. No way that trend continues. Even with Lebron struggling, the Heat have still been in every game. I think Lebron takes over today and has a huge game. Proving that he is more fueled by what other people say about him than by winning championships. He really needs extra motivation? Jordan would have dominated the Mavs in an empty gym in Siberia because all he cared about was winning. Lebron takes games off in the middle of the NBA Finals. Thats the only argument I need.
Over/Under Total Points 184
Every game has been in the 80s and I don’t anticipate that changing now. The games have been slow, not a ton of possessions and both teams have been bringing in on the defensive end of the court. 88-84 Heat win tonight. Taking the Heat on the moneyline at -105, Heat against the spread, and the under…which of course means the Mavs probably win a shootout, and I wouldn’t mind a bit.
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Boston Bruins +165 @ Vancouver Canucks -195
I want to say that the Bruins deserved better in Game 1, but that would be incorrect. Tim Thomas deserved better. Vancouver was the superior team, and their skating advantage was obvious. Tim Thomas was superman in Game 1. General rule of thumb is that I hate goalies, but Thomas is different. He has incredible passion and never stops fighting. Boston must get to the net in Game 2. All of their chances came from the outside. Luongo has a history crumbling when guys get in his face. The Bruins were physical in Game 1, but it seemed like the Canucks were often the ones initiating. Boston needs to be the “Big Bad Bruins” in game 2. Milan Lucic…I am looking in your direction.
Bruins will play desperate, Thomas will shine again, Bruins win a close one.
I have nobody to blame but myself for Miami’s epic collapse last night. I got cocky and via twitter basically proclaimed that nobody could stop me from winning. I was staring a 5-1 maybe 6-0 record in the face mid-way through the 4th quarter. The first rule of gambling is don’t taunt the gambling gods. I had already nailed 3 of my 6 bets, and was looking like a prophet again. Within in 5 minutes Dallas shooting, Lebron fade-away threes, and Eric Spoelstra coaching stole 3 wins from me. That’s what I get. Next time I’ll just gloat when the fat lady has sung. Sorry America.
Still went 3-3 for the game, not too shabby. Live to fight another day.