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Old 09-08-2009, 12:34 PM   #1
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I realized I may begin clogging up the NCAA and NFL threads with gambling nonsense. Here is where you can show your picks, give tips, and bemoan losses. All sports/leagues welcome.

Rube's locks of the week -

NFL:

Minnesota -4.5 over Cleveland

NCAA:

Utah -14 over San Jose State

Strong picks -

NFL:

Baltimore -13 over Kansas City
Cincinnati -4.5 over Denver
Jacksonville +7.5 over Indianapolis
San Diego -9 over Oakland

NCAA:

USC -6.5 over Ohio State
Oregon State -7 over UNLV (Great bet, at even money)
Michigan +3.5 over Notre Dame
Wisconsin -8.5 over Fresno State

Straight up sleepers -

NFL:

Miami over Atlanta (+185)
NY Jets over Houston (+219)
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:04 PM   #2
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:17 PM   #3
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I'm waiting for Girlysports to jump in and post her little league and cricket picks. or Eurotrash basketball.
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Anything I should bet in Vegas while I'm there for th next 4 days?
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:28 PM   #5
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Anything I should bet in Vegas while I'm there for th next 4 days?
thats the thing i don't get about Vegas. Before i went people were telling me how great the sports books were and when i got down there it was a huge disappointment. It maybe had about the 1/4 of the lines of the internet betting sites and the odds sucked.

So what is so good about them? is it because you can bet more than $10k at a time?
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:33 PM   #6
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I'm waiting for Girlysports to jump in and post her little league and cricket picks. or Eurotrash basketball.
Hey, those 12 year old little leaguers were more dependable than those boneheads called professional athletes.

I rode Taiwan all the way to the final!

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Anything I should bet in Vegas while I'm there for th next 4 days?
Easy, Flames to win the cup... 20-1 or something?
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hey, those 12 year old little leaguers were more dependable than those boneheads called professional athletes.

I rode taiwan all the way to the final! :d



easy, flames to win the cup... 20-1 or something?
18-1
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:12 PM   #8
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Anything I should bet in Vegas while I'm there for th next 4 days?
Depends on how much you're willing to bet. Any of the above picks will work. The sportsbook at MGM Grand is pretty good, and it's a great atmosphere to watch the college games on Saturday and the NFL games on Sunday. Just make sure you get there a good hour or more before kickoff so you can get a chair.

If you want a fun bet, go with the Detroit Lions to win the Super Bowl (183 to 1 odds).
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Depends on how much you're willing to bet. Any of the above picks will work. The sportsbook at MGM Grand is pretty good, and it's a great atmosphere to watch the college games on Saturday and the NFL games on Sunday. Just make sure you get there a good hour or more before kickoff so you can get a chair.

If you want a fun bet, go with the Detroit Lions to win the Super Bowl (183 to 1 odds).
Fun yes...but i'd rather spend that money getting drunk then hoping an 0-16 team makes a huge turn around
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:55 PM   #11
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Rube Cube was just thinking of starting a thread like this.

Baseball Card today
I love the Red Sox on the run line over the Orioles
Under in Cleveland/Texas

And thinking of going back to the well with the Yankees over Rays tonight

Early NFL Leans this week

Texas +4 over the Jets

Packers (buy 1 point) + 3 over the Bears

2 Team 6 point Teaser
Patriots and Giants

NCAA
Ohio State +7 Vs USC
Vanderbilt +7 at LSU
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Old 09-08-2009, 03:00 PM   #12
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Early NFL Leans this week

Texas +4 over the Jets

Packers (buy 1 point) + 3 over the Bears

2 Team 6 point Teaser
Patriots and Giants

NCAA
Ohio State +7 Vs USC
Vanderbilt +7 at LSU

Just curious, where do you get your lines from? Pinnacle has the Texans at -4.5 and the Packers at -3.5.

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Sorry i meant to say buy half a point for the Packers to move it down to 3. And Meant to put a minus in front of the texans line. Like them both though
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Don't waste your money in Las Vegas. Pinnacle and Matchbook are the only places worth having as outs these days. Maybe Olympic (www.thegreek.com) as well, though they deal ten cent lines. Highly reliable though.
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Layed it down pretty big on the SOx and looks like its turning out great and the Yankees are just putting another nail in the Yankees coffin. My 3 favorite sports to bet on are all going on now with the NFL and NCAA season along with baseball.
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NFL:

Baltimore -13 over Kansas City

Sigh, I hate to admit it, but the Chiefs aren't getting more than three points in this game. I think they'll lose 17-3. So yeah even though the Ravens aren't a scoring team take them and the points here.

Cincinnati -4.5 over Denver

Cincy is a 4.5 point favorite in Denver? I think the Broncos could be terrible but for them to lose at home in week one doesn't happen often. I'd be wary of that one. I think they'll need a bit more time to completely implode on McDaniels.

Jacksonville +7.5 over Indianapolis

Jacksonville is starting two rookie tackles on their offensive line in a noisy environment and Maurice Jones Drew may no be at 100% fitness yet. I like the Colts to cover this spread since Manning didn't miss training camp this year.

San Diego -9 over Oakland

San Diego cold be a 27 point favorite in this game and I'd still go with them. A lot of people seem to be rooting for Tom Cable as the Raiders coach to do well. I think a lot of people will be saying he's a good football guy he'll catch on somewhere esle when he gets fired in a few weeks. Imagine Mike Keenan in 30 years having complete control of a hockey team. Thats basically what Al Davis has become. I enjoy the comedy.
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Don't waste your money in Las Vegas. Pinnacle and Matchbook are the only places worth having as outs these days. Maybe Olympic (www.thegreek.com) as well, though they deal ten cent lines. Highly reliable though.

I'll second the Matchbook recommendation. Pretty much eliminates the juice.
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Made my plays today. Will probably grab a Sports Select on Sunday as well. Anyways, here's what I've done so far:

$5 three-game parlay World Cup Qualifying (wins $166)

England -1 over Croatia
Hungary over Portugal
Netherlands over Scotland

$50 on Minnesota -4 over Cleveland (wins $51)

$10 six-game teaser (wins $70)

Minnesota +2 over Cleveland
Tennessee +12 over Pittsburgh
NY Jets +10.5 over Houston
Arizona -0.5 over San Francisco
NY Giants -0.5 over Washington
Seattle -3 over St. Louis
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Made my plays today. Will probably grab a Sports Select on Sunday as well. Anyways, here's what I've done so far:

$5 three-game parlay World Cup Qualifying (wins $166)

England -1 over Croatia
Hungary over Portugal
Netherlands over Scotland
ouch, pretty close.
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ouch, pretty close.
Yeah, I didn't think Hungary would actually pull it off. Should've taken the tie in the Serbia/France game like I originally wanted to.
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