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cisco
cisco

Hi Cisco. I work in Covers editorial department and I was hoping you and I could chat a little about some of your system betting for MLB. Let me know if you're interested in chatting for a bit. 

 

Covers-Team
Covers-Team

peace

Ashton_Grewal
Ashton_Grewal
Wondering if anyone knows of a site that tracks clutch in college basketball. Essentally offensive and defensive field goal percentages in the last two minutes of games.
Ashton_Grewal
Ashton_Grewal
The Oklahoma City Thunder lost Game 4 for many reasons.

James Harden had no confidence on the court, Derek Fisher didn’t pass the ball on a 5-on-3 fast break, and Russell Westbrook had a brain fart and foul Mario Chalmers when he shouldn’t have.

But we wouldn’t be talking about any of those things if Westbrook got a fair shake from Mike Callahan, Scott Foster and Bill Kennedy.

Westbrook took 32 shots last night and had just three free throws to show for his trouble. The All-Star point guard had 14 shots in the paint but two of his three shots came off a foul on a pull up jumper.

Just look at the guy’s shot chart from last night. How does he not go to the line at least 10 times?

Full disclosure: I hate the Heat and I will be significantly happier this summer if the Thunder win three in a row and take the series.
Ashton_Grewal
Ashton_Grewal
All great tips guys. Keep it coming!
Ashton_Grewal
Ashton_Grewal
Hi guys. Summer grand slam season is about to kick off and we're looking to put together an article on the best tips for newbie tennis bettors.

Think you can help me out? Give me your best tip and I'll make sure to give you the props in the article if we use it.

Thanks guys.
newyorkslim
newyorkslim
I've been told Cantor Gaming will open its NFL season win totals on Wednesday, May 23. MGM/Mirage should be opening its win totals this week too.
Ashton_Grewal
Ashton_Grewal
The Miami Heat are looking so hot these days but they’re still the favorite to win the NBA title. That’s not surprising. If you want to fade the Heat on the futures board, the best way to do it might be to take the Western Conference to win the title at plus-money.

Outside of Miami, the Chicago Bulls are the only serious (sorry Boston fans) championship contenders from the East. The West’s field, however, includes the Lakers, Spurs, Thunder, Mavericks and Thunder – five teams that are good enough to win it all.

Sportsbook.com and a few other books have the West at +115 to win the Larry O’Brien Trophy.

Remember the last three champs (Mavs and Lakers twice) have come from the West, the Thunder are the second overall fave and the Grizz might be the hottest team in the league.
don juan
don juan
Let's stop calling Tebow a rookie. Last year was his second season and he had 3 starts in 2010.
gamereaper
gamereaper
I just googled myself and came across your post. I wish I'd seen this at the time and listened to you gamereaper. You were right, 1-2 and I was lucky.
Ashton_Grewal
Ashton_Grewal
The Dallas Mavericks are 1-5 SU and ATS over their last six games and part of the reason for the skid, according to point guard Jason Kidd, is a lack of respect from the referees.

"We don't get the benefit of the whistle," Kidd told ESPN Dallas after losing 95-91 to the Oklahoma City Thunder. "I don't think we're looked upon as champions, but that's a whole other story. Dirk should live at the line if they would call it the way it's supposed to be. But he doesn't."

The Mavs were up by four with 2:44 to go in the fourth quarter but didn't score another point the rest of the way. The Thunder scored eight, five of which came at the charity strip. OKC 23 more free-throw attempts than Dallas, overall in the game.

I don't know. Sounds like Kidd is reaching. The Thunder like to shoot long jumpers as much as the Mavs but Westbrook, Durant and Harden all attack the rim too. Dirk doesn't. When he gets close, he still prefers to take that fall-away jumper off his back foot. The shot doesn't get blocked but it doesn't draw a lot of contact either.

The other thing that was weird was Kidd talking about being looked upon as champions by the refs. I've heard of star calls but never championship calls. Am I being naive here?
Ashton_Grewal
Ashton_Grewal
I was flicking through the channels the other day waiting for the early NBA games to start while avoiding hopping on the treadmill when I stumped onto one of my favorite childhood movies from the 80s: Commando.

It was really the first movie that I remember recording on television and watching 50 to 75 times. It had action and “Who's the Boss” star Alyssa Milano, but most of all it had Arnold Schwarzenegger kicking ass and taking names.

I threw out to my follwers on Twitter if the flick deserved to be mentioned among the best of the decade. I was of course laughed at but it got me thinking - maybe Commando, as awesome as it was for me from age 7 to 10, might not even make my all-time Arnold Top 5 movie list.

I must not be the only one watching classic Schwarzenegger films because TMZ is leading me to believe Maria Shriver isn't ready to say "hasta la vista, baby" to her hubby even though he plowed and impregnated that ugly nanny.

OK, back on topic. Here are my Top 5 favorite Arnold movies:

No. 1 - Predator

There's no questioning this flick's place in history. It's the perfect combination of sci-fi and action jammed into 107 minutes.

It's wonderfully cast with Carl Weathers, Bill Duke and Jesse "The Body" Ventura playing strong supporting roles behind Schwarz’s lead character Dutch.

The movie's success spawned a series of disappointing sequels and branch offs, the worst of which was the sequel starring Danny Glover - who as it turns out, is definitely too old for this shit.

My favorite parts of Predator mostly include Bill Duke and Carl Weathers exchanging pleasantries - "You're ghosting us motherf*&ker!" - but there's no doubt which part is the best sequence in the move. The handshake.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQxfbQ8WuI0&feature=related

No. 2 - Terminator

Although James Cameron does a helluva job with the sequel, I've got the original a notch above because we see Arnold in an unfamiliar role as the villain.

Seeing the Schwarz as the bad guy is pretty bad ass. The scene at the police station of him blowing apart all those cops... legendary.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inkr6UG3I8k

No. 3 - Terminator 2 (Judgement Day)

Probably a better movie than the original but Arnold isn't as nearly as recklessly violent in this one. I don't want to see The Terminator high-fiving Eddie Furlong. I wanna see him driving a car through a f$%cking police station.

That's why there's no doubt this is the best part of Terminator 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RITE-FiW5Gg

No. 4 - Total Recall

There's an element of cheese in this movie but really it was another beautiful action/sci-fi combo. You've got Mars, Sharon Stone in her prime and three-boobed aliens. What more could a guy want?

Oh yeah, eyes popping out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpUVPvsIF5w

No. 5 - Commando

Whew. You made it, Matrix. It was down to you or Eraser – an underrated Arnold move, in my opinion. I already told you all the reasons I loved Commando. I'll leave you with one of Arnold's best lines ever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_UXvGtWX_0

What do you guys think? Did I miss any from my list?
Ashton_Grewal
Ashton_Grewal
Hey guys,

Always love trying to guess the lines before they drop. BetOnline has odds for every game on the NBA board tomorrow except for Portland-New Orleans.

Felton's questionable and Aldridge is probable.

The Blazers were favored by 5.5 last time they visited New Orleans in January.

I'm thinking Blazers -6.

Too high? Too low?
TheColorPurple
TheColorPurple
I think that line is coming down. I say the Clippers are 3- or 4-point faves when the line reopens at Pinny.
Ashton_Grewal
Ashton_Grewal
Quote Originally Posted by willdog40:

Halloween Night , 

San Diego , when they were in position to win and bettors getting a WIN or PUSH , depends on their line.Rivers fumbling the snap ,and the Broncos go into OT and WIN the game,

This would be a BAD BEAT


Yup, I remember this one. I had the Chiefs and I remember being scared to death on the ensuing possession. Cassel got picked off and it looked like the SD CB could return it to the house but couldn't stay inbounds. Crazy, crazy game.
Ashton_Grewal
Ashton_Grewal
Quote Originally Posted by nikki_santoro:

i know this is the nfl forum...but if u do a college football one the biggest moose of the year was the 10/15 south carolina game vs miss st..sc-3 up 4 pts with 10 secs to go and supurier has his qb run out of the endzone for a safety to win by 2,.,


Totally. Forgot about that one Nikki. Thanks.
Ashton_Grewal
Ashton_Grewal
I can guarantee both those will make the list. Some weird stuff at works in both games.
Ashton_Grewal
Ashton_Grewal
Good ones so far guys. Keep them coming!
Ashton_Grewal
Ashton_Grewal
Hey guys,

End of the year is fast approaching, which means, from an editorial standpoint, it's time to review the worst beats of the season.

We're going to be putting together a story on it in the next week or so and we'd love to get some suggestions.

We know bad beats can be hard to forget. Well now you get to put those shitty memories to good use.

Let's keep this thread going and see if your game gets picked as the worst beat of 2011.
Ashton_Grewal
Ashton_Grewal
Hey guys,

End of the year is fast approaching, which means, from an editorial standpoint, it's time to review the worst beats of the season.

We're going to be putting together a story on it in the next week or so and we'd love to get some suggestions.

We know bad beats can be hard to forget. Well now you get to put those shitty memories to good use.

Let's keep this thread going and see if your game gets picked as the worst beat of 2011.