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Lock of the Century: Baseball Edition

June 1, 2011 1 comment

Chicago White Sox +130 @Boston Red Sox -145

No way the White Sox keep this up, right?  They have won 6 in a row and two against the Red Sox in Fenway Park.  I always bet against streaks…except my own and I am on fire right now after going 4-0-1 last night in the Miami Heat vs Dallas Mavericks game.  White Sox are losing this game.  Sorry Chicago. Sox vs Sox series ends with a 2-1 Sox victory though.  Maybe they are getting on track.

New York Yankees +105 @ Oakland A’s -115

Not the most attractive line, but if there is a road dog on the board to take today its the Yankees.  Burnett is due for a good start and the Yankees lineup is still one of the best in baseball.  Too much for the pesky little A’s even though Gio Gonzalez has pretty nasty stuff.

Still picking winners on a daily basis.  I am on fire right now.  Burning up Costa Rica.  Sportsbooks all over the world are in trouble.

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Lock of the Century: MLB picks of the Day

May 30, 2011 Leave a comment

The NHL and the NBA are almost over and if I am going to take down all of Costa Rica with my gambling picks then I am going to have to rely on a different weapon in my arsenal.  Baseball season is now upon and Chicago unfortunately will give up two locks today. 

Houston Astros +125 @ Chicago Cubs -135

Look, I know the Astros are terrible.  One of the worst teams in the league, and full disclosure…I have never heard of this guy they have pitching today.  However, I have heard of the guy the Cubs are sending out to the bump today.  Rodrigo Lopez.  The guy is awful.  They just signed him off the street.  This is a case of going with the devil you don’t know instead of the devil you know.  The Cubs also won yesterday, I don’t think they have put together back to back wins all year.  I am taking the road underdog.

Chicago White Sox +170 @ Boston Red Sox -200

The White Sox are just plain awful.  Ozzie Guillen seems more crazy than normal lately.  The Red Sox may be a little fatigued since they played a double-header yesterday, but they are throwing Jon Lester out there today.  Lester is a dominant lefty and the White Sox are going to get shut down.  The Red Sox are who we thought they were when they signed Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez in the offseason.  If the White Sox are going to win a game in this series, it could be today…but they wont and that’s why it’s a lock of the century. 

So there you have it Costa Rica.  No NBA, no NHL, no problem. 

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Lock of the Century: NHL Edition

May 27, 2011 1 comment

Tampa Bay +140 @ Boston -160

Over/Under 5.5 Goals

Ho-hum another lock of the century pick that I am going nail.  I am honestly starting to get board with this whole bankrupting Costa Rica thing.  But when they spit lines out like this I am left with no choice but to rob them blind.  Tampa Bay is the underdog simply because they are the road team.  Which is some dumb.  Tampa Bay has proven that they can win in Boston and this series would be over already if Tim Thomas didn’t steal Game 5.  Tampa Bay has dominated the past two games and I expect their elite forwards Stamkos, Lecavalier, and St. Louis to continue capitalize on powerplay chances.  Special teams have given Tampa Bay a sizeable advantage all series and there is no reason to believe anything will change tonight.

The other half of this equation is over/under line set at 5.5.  Are you kidding me?  Is Costa Rica waving the white flag on this one?  These two teams have been solid defensively this year on the surface, but they each have been bitten by a their major flaw in this series.  Tampa Bay hasn’t gotten the quality of goaltending they enjoyed in the second half of the season.  While Boston has continued to give up a ton of shots.  Tim Thomas has largely masked this defensive issue with his spectacular play, but when facing quality snipers, like the ones employed by the Lightning, giving up a ton of shots isn’t a formula for success.  Give me the OVER and start looking up flights to Costa Rica.

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