Friday, October 30, 2015

Football Friday (2015 - Week 9)

Good evening everyone.  Just as I did last week, I worked today (publishing day), so this is coming to most of you in the evening.  Our team collectively went 6-3 here last week, and I think that we'll keep picking up steam as the season progresses.  Our overall leader Joey went 2-1 last week, and today is his birthday, so we'll let him lead off.  Who am I kidding?  I went 3-0 last week, so we're going in the EXACT SAME ORDER as we did last week for that reason...  ;)  Coming live to you from the Palace Station Sportsbook & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, here's the birthday boy...


Joey's Parlay Card (Last Week 2-1/Overall 13-10-1)

Florida International (-2) @ Florida Atlantic
Chargers (+3.5) @ Ravens
Falcons (-7) vs. Buccaneers

I like lots of games this week, but I narrowed them down to three, so here goes...

Florida International (-2) - It's a big rivalry game and FIU has the rushing edge.  I'll take the small favorite.
Chargers (+3.5) - Baltimore just isn't good and all six games have been close.  I think this game will be also.
Falcons (-7) - The Bucs blow a big lead vs. Washington and the Falcons have something to prove after not playing well against Tennessee.

That's it for this week's parlay card.  May all your tickets cash!


Happy Birthday Joey!  I'm "stealing" something from the birthday boy here shortly (spoiler alert)... Now it's my brother's turn, and his picks are starting to turn the corner.  He's been very close on some of his losses, and I've been around long enough to know that he's very capable of getting hot. Pete's also coming to you live from Las Vegas, from the Bally's, Paris, and Planet Hollywood sportsbooks...


Pete's Parlay Card (Last Week 1-2/Overall 6-17-1)

Clemson (-10) @ North Carolina State
Houston (-11.5) vs. Vanderbilt
Rams (-8.5) vs. 49ers


If you're just tuning in, Pete is going to start talking to you soon...  ;)  Well, like I said, I went 3-0 last week, and I'm hoping to build on that.  Sadly for me, I worked a lot last weekend and didn't have the foresight to bet on my own picks...  :(  As I've said before, these picks are for entertainment purposes only, so don't go crazy wagering on them.  With that being said, let's see if I can pick three more winners this weekend...


Coach's Parlay Card (Last Week 3-0/Overall 10-14)

Falcons (-7) vs. Bucs - My very favorite bet of the weekend - blowout potential here...
Cardinals (-5.5) @ Browns - How do the Browns score in this game???
Packers (-2.5) @ Broncos - See below...


Now I"m going to go "Joey Style" (it is his birthday after all, right?) and say a little bit more about my picks.  The Falcons are at home and Tampa has Winston at quarterback.  I think that this bet has all kinds of potential at (-7), and I would be shocked if that number doesn't move by Sunday.  Sunday night it's Green Bay's turn, and when you look at it, the Packers are (2-.5).  We're talking about Aaron Rodgers vs. an again Peyton Manning.  I'm not crazy about the game being in Denver, but I think that the Packers have too much firepower.

Happy Halloween and have a great football weekend everyone!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Football Friday (2015 - Week 8)

Good evening everyone.  I worked today and my Vegas peeps are taking their sweet time getting their picks to me, so this is coming to you early evening on the east coast.  Joey climbed another game above .500 last week, so we'll let him lead off again this week (once I get his picks)...  ;) Coming live to you from the Palace Station Sportsbook & Casino, here's Joey...


Joey's Parlay Card (Last Week 2-1/Overall 11-9-1)

Duke (+3) @ Virginia Tech
Utah (+4) @ USC
Raiders/Chargers (Over 47)

The weeks seem to be flying by.  It's already Week 7 of the NFL season.  Wow.  I'm not a totals guy, but I'll use one this week...

Duke (+3) - The Blue Devils are my choice to win the ACC.  Their offense is not where it should be, but I think they will have enough to win this game.
Utah (+4) - The Utes are getting no respect.  They are in the Top 5 in all of the polls, yet they are getting points in this game, so I'll take the points and the money.
Raiders/Chargers (Over 47) - There is not much defense with these two teams and both offenses have looked good.  Philip Rivers threw for over 500 yards last week.

That's it for this week.  Good luck and may all your tickets cash!


And since my brother outperformed me last week, we'll let him bat second this week.  Coming to you live from the Paris, Bally's, and Planet Hollywood books in Vegas, here's Pete...


Pete's Parlay Card (Last Week 1-1-1/Overall 5-15-1)

Toledo (-14) @ Massachusetts
Western Michigan (-25) vs. Miami (Ohio)
Cowboys (+3.5) @ Giants


It's becoming obvious to me that once you get a job in a sportsbook, you start messing with the smaller schools more in your wagers...  Speaking of that, I am going to include my Alma Mater (Texas State) in my picks for this weekend, but only because I'm betting on the rain from the hurricane to keep the score lower...


Coach' Parlay Card (Last Week 1-2/Overall 7-14)

South Alabama/Texas State (Under 65.5) - Thinking the rain in San Marcos keeps this score down...
Iowa State/Baylor (Under 76) - Betting on the rain in Waco also...
Rams (-6.5) vs. Browns - The Rams at home will be tough to beat in this one...


And that's it for this week.  On Joey's Utah pick, when I glanced over the lines a while ago, I seriously thought that the Utes were favored by 4 - no respect indeed.  As always, remember that our picks are for entertainment purposes only.  Have a great football weekend and we'll see you next week!





Friday, October 16, 2015

Football Friday (2015 - Week 7)

Good evening everyone.  I'm sorry about the late post.  I got a new job this week, my birthday week at that, and I've been pretty busy.  You can read more about that here at my other blog.  Well, last weekend certainly wasn't the most stellar for me, as I went 0-for-the-weekend here with my football picks.  My brother Pete got on the board with another win, and Joey edged above the .500 mark with a 2-1 week.  Still our leader, we'll lead off with our guy from the Palace Sportsbook & Casino in Las Vegas.  Here's Joey...


Joey's Parlay Card (Last Week 2-1/Overall 9-8-1)

Michigan State (+7) @ Michigan
Air Force (-3) @ Colorado State
Browns (+4) vs. Broncos

Each week gets harder and harder, but I'm still a dog bettor, so that's where most of my plays this week will be.

Michigan State (+7) - Rivalry games are normally close.  No one thought Michigan would be good this fast, but a great coach with good players makes for a great team.  This game will come down to who has the ball last.
Air Force (-3) - Air Force knows how to jet themselves to victory by flying thru tight spaces.  This sounds like my girlfriend's typing, but seriously.  The Falcons running game is spectacular and CSU has trouble stopping the run.
Browns (+4) - Denver is 5-0, but it's been the defense carrying this team so far.  I think Denver wins, but only by a last-second field goal.

That's it for this week's parlay card.  May all your tickets win!



I was writhing in pain watching Utah not cover last Saturday, so in my effort to catch up with Joey, I'm going with three NFL bets this Sunday.  I know, none of my NFL bets won last weekend either - shut up...


Coach's Parlay Card (Last Week 0-3/Overall 6-12)

Dolphins/Titans (Under 43.5) - How would 44 points be scored in this game???
Cardinals/Steelers (Under 44.5) - Steelers can't pass, running takes time, and Cards play D...
Seahawks (-7) vs. Panthers - Desperate Hawks with crazy home field against young Panthers...


As we get to my brother's picks, for the umpteenth time, we have the POSSIBILITY of going 9-0 this week and we've picked 9 different bets.  Live from the Bally's, Paris, and Planet Hollywood books in the desert, here's Pete...


Pete's Parlay Card (Last Week 1-2/Overall 4-14)

Kansas State (+4) vs. Oklahoma
Notre Dame (-5) vs. USC
Bears (+3) @ Lions


We're gonna make Pete talk before the playoffs begin...  ;)  Just in case it isn't blatantly obvious by now, these picks are for entertainment purposes only, so wager (or don't wager) accordingly.  Have a great football weekend and we'll see you soon!






Friday, October 9, 2015

Football Friday (2015 - Week 6)

Good evening everyone.  The good news this week is that collectively, all of us have picked nine different favorite wagers, so there's a possibility that we could go 9-0 for the week.  The bad news is that we could combine to go 3-6 like we did last week....  Joey's overall mark has been knocked down to .500, but he's still our leader, so live from the Palace Station Sportsbook in Las Vegas, here's Joey...


Joey's Parlay Card (Last Week 1-2/Overall 7-7-1)

Navy (+15) @ Notre Dame
Browns (+7) @ Ravens
Bears (+10) @ Chiefs


Timing is everything.  Last week when I sent my picks to Coach, Ohio was (-3), but when I purchased my ticket at the casino that afternoon, they were (-2).  The final score was 14-12 and a push.  It just shows that shopping for the best number pays off.  This week...


Navy (+15) - Navy runs the triple-option.  It's the only time that Notre Dame gets to see this offense, so getting two touchdowns makes Navy a five-star iron horse pick that your children's children's children will want to bet.
Browns (+7) - The Browns are improving, not enough to win, but they can keep the game close.
Bears (+10) - Jay Cutler got the Bears a win last week.  Two weeks in a row is too much to ask of this team, and the Chiefs like to run the clock.  KC wins, but the game stays close.

Good luck this week and may all your tickets cash!



Somebody likes their road dogs this weekend...  :)  As for me, I've now dropped three games below the .500 mark, and I desperately want to turn that around...


Coach's Parlay Card (Last Week 1-2/Overall 6-9)

Utah (-7.5) vs. California - Utah destroyed Oregon and Cal almost lost to Texas - enough said...
Falcons (-7) vs. Redskins - I have to go with the hot team playing at home here...
Steelers/Chargers (Over 45.5) - Even without Ben, still lots of offense to go around in this one...



Pete got back on the board with a win last week, and I think he's ready to right the ship.  Live from the Bally's, Paris, or Planet Hollywood Sportsbook in Las Vegas, here's Pete...


Pete's Parlay Card (Last Week 1-2/Overall 3-12)

Louisiana Tech (-11) @ UTSA
Arizona State (-15) vs. Colorado
Giants (-7) vs. 49ers



And that's it for this weekend my friends.  Remember that our picks are for entertainment purposes only and have a great football weekend!




Friday, October 2, 2015

Football Friday (2015 - Week 5)

Good evening everyone.  Sorry about the later post tonight.  I had errands to do today, but now I've got the Memphis/South Florida game on ESPN 2 and I'm ready to type.  Joey continued his winning ways last week by going 2-1, and since he's still our overall leader for the season, we'll lead off with him again.  Coming to you live from the Palace Station Sportsbook & Casino in Las Vegas, here's Joey...


Joey's Parlay Card (Last Week 2-1/Overall 6-5-1)

Ohio (-3) @ Akron
Minnesota (+5) @ Northwestern
Giants (+6) @ Bills

2-1 last week - not bad, but we will still strive for perfection this week.

Ohio (-3) - Even on the road, Ohio is the better team.
Minnesota (+5) - Sometimes records are misleading.  The Gophers are 3-1, but ran out of gas against TCU and lost by 6.  Northwestern is 4-0, but has only scored 3 offensive touchdowns.  I'm going with the road dog.
Giants (+6) - Giants woke up last week.  Let's see if they can keep the mojo going.

That's it for this week's parlay card.  May all your tickets cash!



And now it's my turn.  I went 1-2 last week, and I feel lucky to have done that.  My losses weren't even close last week, and that's unusual for me.  I picked the over in the Steelers/Rams game, and they combined for 12 points.  I took the under in the Falcons/Cowboys contest, and they put up 67.  OUCH...  Well, there's always next week, and next week is here...


Coach's Parlay Card (Last Week 1-2/Overall 5-7)

Texas/TCU (Under 73.5) - The Horns aren't involved in many 73+ point games...
Raiders (-3) @ Bears - The Bears have to overcome a lot against upstart Raiders...
Rams/Cardinals (Under 43) - Both squads can play a little defense...



And now my brother is up to bat.  Pete managed to go 0-3 last week, but he missed one total by just 2 1/2 points, and he also had the Cowboys plus 1 1/2 points hosting Atlanta.  Dallas unfathomably only ran the ball for 5 times in the second half after hurting the Falcons with Randle in the first half last Sunday.  He's stepping back up to the plate now, so picking live from the Bally's, Paris, or Planet Hollywood Sportsbook in Las Vegas, here's Pete...


Pete's Parlay Card (Last Week 0-3/Overall 2-10)

West Virginia/Oklahoma (Over 59)
Nevada (-6.5) vs. UNLV
Chargers (-7.5) vs. Cleveland


And those are our best bets for this weekend.  We give you 9 completely different picks, so hopefully we'll collectively finish 9-0 for the weekend.  Again, these picks are for entertainment purposes only, as always.  Have a great football weekend and we'll see you next week!