i can envision lots of hockey forum guys gone from here very soon for various reasons.
so to keep the board brewing with activity allow me to play a little devils advocate even though all of u know who i am rooting for.
1 milan lucic
in van there is the rich west van area and then there is east van. west van is one of the most affluent mansion rich areas in all of north america. spoiled rotten west van kids roll around in their dad's ferraris and jaguars.
in east van kids have to fight and battle their whole lives. lucic is an east van boy. tough as they come and reigning fighting champ of the nhl. this guy near single handedly beat the nucks in their only visit here. he has already purchased tons of g1 tickets for family and friends. he is even rallying his close friends to convert to the bruins. no one gains more inspiration than this guy playing in vancouver. he has started to come around and will be jacked for this
2 tim thomas
if there is a guy that can win a cup like patrick roy did for mtl - near single handedly it is this guy. acrobatic saves - hilite reel show stoppers!
these teams are near equal on 5 on 5's. should the refs put the whistles away it could give boston a chance to not have to go on a poor pp and avg pk.
if they do blow the whistle it will most likely go against an aggressive hitting team like van. they were jobbed by the tune of 59% more pp chances for chicago in round one - way beyond a normal spread of about 5% differential.
toronto guys in the video booth disallow goals on van seemingly more than other clubs
4 awaken the hitting beast
van will not change its physical style. they will come out and hit g1. i know boston is capable of doing the same. they have not done this yet- recent case in point purcell last game had 3 bruins on him off the side of the net and not a single one laid into him. a weird bounce nearly had the puck deflected in.
bos may gain back some fire from constantly being hit and the push back might bite van in the ass.
could go this way, but there u have it nuck haters and bruin lovers- there are your chances
hands up nba cappers who had the lakers to beat utah and got the 2 points as a dog line?
well i am sure 8/10 of you had them as a value play. why not throw a few bucks on the hot lakers and i get +2 to boot. fact is vegas cleaned up with utah winning from start to finish. more than 80% of the public were on the lakeshow. there is a correlation to this week's sucker bet as i am going to bank on vegas for this selection the same way i played the utah jazz tonight.
i have a 7-0 ats record going since posting here, not including ml and teaser winnings. in demapples fashion for this pick i am going with what he would play or i think what he would play. though i did bet this at -3 and not where it currently stands at 3' it is a risky bet and have a few other games on the go that i also think is worthwhile value.
the sucker bet this week is for joe public to bet on the san diego chargers.
so the play is dallas -3' ...although truthfully the wise thing to do is to buy this down to 3 as the chargers seem to do well against the nfc east.
this is the top bet game at s insight..74% spread and 76% looking for dog money payout.
is vegas and ovs books stupid enough to hand over free money in turn started giving you +150 for chargers su and now has blossomed to ver +167? i am sure there are the same bettors taking the +167 now who got in earlier. also there is reverse line movement with the volume of bets and now wants to give you an extra half point.
there are reasons why i am very sure that san diego loses this one although they might be within a fg.
for one dallas will more than likely lose next week otr against the saints. secondly at the same time a key playoff bye battle ensues next week with the chargers playing the bengals. knowing that dallas loses next week they should ensure at least one more week of sitting on the top perch in the nfc east.
as always bet small. gambling for profit is a journey not a race. this is a risky pick, but i am not putting all my eggs in this basket. my covers 7-0 ats is a bit in jeopardy with a risky venture like this one, but in demapples absence i think i did him proud with this one
demapples has not been around and i miss his sucker bet w/u. i am surely not a replacement but here goes a game that he might pick...
with over 90% of the action going miami dolphin's way and we see that the spread is stuck at -3.5 with more lopsided bets coming the fish's way one can't ignore buffalo in this spot.
mia already beat the bills this year 38-10. hardly likely to see an upset with the beating they took, but if that is the way you see this score then why only -3.5?
-it will be 45 degrees out hardly weather that miami is acclimated to.
-the bills won 38-17 as 6.5 favs 2 series ago.
-ronnie brown is out
the above 3 are some reasons to back the bills.
yeah the bills are bad. they did show some life in the first half last week then succumbing in crumbling fashion that is bills football.
there might be some intangibles to this line however that we don't know about.
maybe the bills really like the new coaching system as they now might be familiar with running the plays.
miami is on its second road game winning the first which might mean letdown.
i don't like betting on bad teams. this is as scary as it gets as intangibles with the new regime is the only thing to go on to explain the 'trap' line
so there u have it as the books will continue taking miami bets and not letting this get past -4
buffalo bills +3.5