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Sorry I wasn't able to get over here and post my USC LOCK yesterday.  Maybe tomorrow.......

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Quote Originally Posted by USCHolmey:

Let's get one posted and see how this goes......

 

LOCK = Colorado/WSU over 146.5

 

This is strictly a pace-of-game play here.  WSU averages over 83 points per game at home and Ernie Kent has always thought that flying up and down the court is the best way for an undermanned team to compete against better teams, which is where we are tonight.  The Cougs can fill it up, especially at home, and thy will have to think their best chance at a win in this game is to get the game easily into the 80's.  Colorado is not the type of team to push the pace, but their best player, Wright, is also their point guard, and when WSU wants to run, my guess is he won't back down.  WSU does not put a high priority on getting back on D and I think Colorado and Wright will take advantage of it.  I also think they will not go out of their way to try and slow the pace either because I think they don't particularly fear the Cougars and they probably think they can outscore them.  WSU's top gun, Robert Franks, may be making a run at Pac-12 POY right now, and I expect him to come out firing and to carry WSU into a tight game that should see both teams get near or over 80 points.  Barring a lousy shooting night, I think this oen gets into the 160s.

 

Good luck all!  


Straight Cash Holmey!
USCHolmey
USCHolmey

I actually got it at 146 but it was 146.5 when I initially wrote the write-up

USCHolmey
USCHolmey

Let's get one posted and see how this goes......

 

LOCK = Colorado/WSU over 146.5

 

This is strictly a pace-of-game play here.  WSU averages over 83 points per game at home and Ernie Kent has always thought that flying up and down the court is the best way for an undermanned team to compete against better teams, which is where we are tonight.  The Cougs can fill it up, especially at home, and thy will have to think their best chance at a win in this game is to get the game easily into the 80's.  Colorado is not the type of team to push the pace, but their best player, Wright, is also their point guard, and when WSU wants to run, my guess is he won't back down.  WSU does not put a high priority on getting back on D and I think Colorado and Wright will take advantage of it.  I also think they will not go out of their way to try and slow the pace either because I think they don't particularly fear the Cougars and they probably think they can outscore them.  WSU's top gun, Robert Franks, may be making a run at Pac-12 POY right now, and I expect him to come out firing and to carry WSU into a tight game that should see both teams get near or over 80 points.  Barring a lousy shooting night, I think this oen gets into the 160s.

 

Good luck all!  

USCHolmey
USCHolmey

Part 3:

And, THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE!

You must give an original explanation as to why you KNOW this LOCK will win. And don't just "stat" us to death. Tell us about the game. And if you are going to try and fool us by cutting and pasting from another website, at least figure out how to remove all the HTML and other garbage. People on this thread are all over the internet and will find your plagiarism. I guarantee it. You can use Last 10, ATS, etc., numbers to support your argument, but stats from a gambling website are not an explanation. They are stats that any of us can get anywhere on the internet. Also, how about if you have actually SEEN the team play that you pick. I'd say that if you haven't seen a team play at least a few times, you can't really be an expert on the said team.

FOLLOW THESE RULES AND YOUR LOCK WILL GET TRACKED

Thank you for your understanding and your help in keeping this thread for the benefit of everybody, not just a place for you to blather out random picks and toot your own horn.

Good luck today and let's work together to win some cash!

USCHolmey
USCHolmey

Part 2:

RULES FOR POSTING -

We take it upon ourselves to donate our time and track everybody's LOCK every day, as long as you agree to do your part by doing a few simple things. We will not track your LOCKs if you do not follow these rules. You are welcome to still post your PICK or card, but unless you do the things below, we won't be putting your LOCK on the spreadsheet.

- Post only 1 LOCK per day.  You may post a MAXIMUM of 4 LOCKS per week.  A week starts on Monday, and ends on Sunday.  Choose NCAA, NBA, NFL, or NHL.  You do not have to stay in one sport.  Spread them around if you like.

- No "buying" points for LOCKS.

- First half or mini lines are OK.  No second half or quarter lines.  We want the LOCKS posted early enough so we can all benefit .  Time constraints make second half lines too tough to track.

- No other "line-manipulations: like teasers, etc.

- No parlays.

- No props (unless you give a site where we can check the line).

- Hockey, baseball, and soccer plays need to be -129 or better.  No HUGE favorites for LOCKS.  Anything -130 and over, take the -1.5 goals or runs if you feel like it is still a LOCK.

- Do not try to cheat on lines. We, as a group, are all over the lines and every time someone gives a stinky spread, it is always called out. If the line is off, the LOCK doesn't go into the spreadsheet.

- LOCKs MUST be posted 30 minutes before the game is set to go off, anything less than 30 minutes the LOCK will not count.

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USCHolmey

BTW, I just found this lol.....

READ THIS BEFORE YOU POST!!!!!!!!!

REMEMBER - A MAXIMUM OF 4 LOCKS PER WEEK!

AND A MAXIMUM OF ONE LOCK PER DAY!

 
LOCK THREAD CONCEPT -

This thread has been created for all of us to share our expertise with everyone else to benefit the group.

THIS IS NOT A PICKING CONTEST!

PLEASE make special note of this!!! If you have an area of expertise - Pac-10, NBA, Soccer, MLB, Big East, NHL, etc. - please make some LOCK choices from your area of expertise when you have a game you are confident enough in to call it a "LOCK". The difference between a PICK and a LOCK is that a PICK is a game you like, a LOCK is a game that you KNOW. We are here to help each other win. If you are claiming your choice is a LOCK, and you really have NO true knowledge of that game, then you are just cheating us and posting your PICK just for attention and to see your name on the board.

 

 

USCHolmey
USCHolmey

Quote Originally Posted by TheLevel:

USC Holmey-You still capping ncaa hoops these days?

 

 

Hey Level!  Not really.   You know I only bet Pac-12 basketball, but only if I've watched like 80% of the games, which I haven't done in years.  Just too busy now.  I've been watching the last several weeks, but I don't feel like I've seen enough to 'know' what I'm doing yet.  Also, the Pac-12 is a mess. There is zero consistency and I'm not sure any of the teams are any good.  Every time I think I've got a handle on a team or a situation, they go out and lose by 20 at home.  Doubt I will make any bets this year.  Maybe by the Pac-12 Tourney, but probably not.

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USCHolmey

Hey PennState.  Good to see you still around too.  Thanks for the info.  I'll consider it!

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USCHolmey

Hey jus!  Good to see you again also!

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Pac-12 road trips are in pairs.  When these teams go and play on Wed or Thu at one school, and then hang around for 2 or 3 days on "vacation" for their next game, they sometimes lose a little focus, and maybe especially a team that has already won the league.  The second game on these 4-day trips are often sketchy.

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USCHolmey

Hey redbandit.  Good to see you again.  Wondering how many other guys are still around.  I see a few that I recognize on the boards, but I'm sure there's more.......

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USCHolmey

Hey guys.  If you were ever over on the old CBS LOCK Thread, check in here with your old CBS ID.  I'd like to see how many of you guys are still hovering aroudn over on Covers.  Good luck all!

Roodz
Roodz

I wish.  I tried a few times and they kept taking it down because Covers won't accept the word "LOCK" on the site.  So lame.

 

Roodz
Roodz
Ha!  Hey guys!  I still have all those old spreadsheets with everyone’s LOCK results.  Just wondering if anyone is still around......
Roodz
Roodz
Hey guys!  Any CBS'ers left over here?
Roodz
Roodz

What's up fellas?  I tried a few times to get a LOCK Thread going over here, but Covers make things really hard and won't even let me us the word LOCK!  Oh well.  Good to see you guys again.  Best of luck to all......

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