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04-04-00 50% -33 (Based on to win $100 per play)
Small loss record wise but a profitable day as my main Storm plays were easy wins. I did not get to catch the Phoenix game so I can't talk about how it played out. I can't say I am surprised they lost. Not because I felt they were inferior but knowing their tendencies. Phoenix - the # was the right play on paper but I can't say I was not worried. The line seemed small & honestly they are good for a couple of head scratching losses a season. The thing is sometimes you never see them coming. I did not go heavy on that game & thankfully so.
The Storm game played out like I thought it would. As I mentioned a few days ago, I was looking forward to favorable lines on the last 2 Dream road games. LA got the job done for the 1st H & failed in the second. When that happened, it was obvious to me that the Storm would finish the job. My only concern was the total as I wondered if the Dream would contribute enough as it was their 3rd game in 5 days, just a bad spot for them. They barely did as the total squeaked by although the close call was due to the horrible 9 point 1st Q.
71-49-04 59% +2904 (Based on to win $100 per play)
May: 67-45-04 60% +2937
June: 04-04-00 50% -33
San Antonio +6 -105
o145 San Antonio-Indiana -105
San Antonio +235
San Antonio +3 1st H -103
o70.5 San Antonio-Indiana 1st H -103
San Antonio +168 1st H
San Antonio +130 1st Q
o35.5 San Antonio-Indiana 1st Q -106
Chicago +6.5 -105
New York +4.5 +100
o154.5 New York-Connecticut -105
Minnesota +3.5 -109
u178 Los Angeles-Phoenix -106
San Antonio -1 2nd H +104
o73 San Antonio-Indiana 2nd H
I sure as hell did not know about Becky not dressing up. Regardless of that, what a pitiful performance out of the gate after getting smoked by the Storm. They have a veteran filled squad who should put up a better fight in the 2nd H. Plus the Fever have yet to show a finishing punch all season so I doubt this game gets seriously out of hand for the Silver Stars. A cheap yet somewhat shady # but I like my chances. The over is a bit dangerous but I don't see both teams continuing to be this cold for the whole game.
01-09-00 -10% -822 (Based on to win $100 per play)
Wow what a disaster & a disgusting performance by the Silver Stars. They have severely underachieved this season. You want to give them the benefit of the doubt with needing chemistry with Holdsclaw coming aboard.
However to get punked out by the Storm & then follow it up with another punk out is disturbing even if they did not have one of their stars or head coach. I mean one of the assistant coaches is your former coach & current GM, wtf! No fight in the 2nd H was a bit concerning. I will be curious as to line on the rematch between these two, I will leave it at that.
72-58-04 55% +2082 (Based on to win $100 per play)
May: 67-45-04 60% +2937
June: 05-13-00 28% -855
Chicago +3.5 1st H -105
Chicago +175 1st H
Chicago +2.5 1st Q
Chicago +150 1st Q
New York +3 1st H -115
New York +159 1st H
New York +133 1st Q
o37 New York-Connecticut 1st Q -107
Minnesota +106 1st Q
Minnesota +105 1st Q
u86 Los Angeles-Phoenix 1st H
Phoenix -1 1st Q -113
New York +6.5 -104
New York +259
Washington -2 +102 (PDC)
u158.5 Tulsa-Chicago -105
Seattle -3 -109
13-14-01 48% +311 (Based on to win $100 per play)
A better night & profit overall for the record & personally a really strong night. The Sky plays were huge for me & pretty much assured what kind of night I would have irrelevant of the others.
I am not happy with the tough beat on the under in the Sparks-Mercury game. The same could be said for that Mercury 2nd H line.
Atlanta is coming down to earth which comes as no surprise to me. I was never sold on that team as much as some in the league have been saying. They are not the best team in their conference much less the league. At the end of the season, I am pretty sure the Liberty & Sun will be ahead of them. The Sky is looking extremely dangerous as their defense is tough as always but they actually have legitimate scoring from all 5 positions, something they were not known for having.
The Liberty are strongly underachieving but I think part of it is chemistry as they have new pieces in place. It will take a bit for Cappie I think as she is coming from a run & gun style to a more deliberate one with Anne Donovan at the helm. By the midway point, I think they will be clicking on all cylinders.
Wow Minnesota, they might be the biggest tease of all. When they are on, they can do damage even while being shorthanded. They showed that with Wiggins coming back although she clearly is not in basketball shape. However when they are bad, they are flat out bad. The sad part is that it is not from a lack of talent. This Lynx team has me scratching my head & that is the only team I can say that for.
I will tell you right now, if the Sparks don't find balance scoring, they will not do jack shit this season much less make any sort of playoff or championship run. First off don't believe anyone who tells you the West was down to them & Phoenix. Anyone with a clue knows that the West will be between Phoenix & Seattle.
The Storm have the best player in the world bar none in Lauren Jackson. They have not advanced out of the first round in the last few years due to her missing the playoffs. If she is healthy, this team is the best in the league period! If anyone throws up futures like they did in the past, I won't hesitate to go all in on them if the price is right. I caught them at 8-1 in the year they won it when I publicly posted that they were the best team in the league & practically guaranteed they would win the title.
Back to the Sparks, they are relying on CP23 way too much! Tonight they got scoring from D-Nasty who threw in 20 but where the hell was B-Money, Tina Thompson? If they played to their talent, they would do damage but as has been the case the last few years they don't. I think the biggest problem is they might have too much talent for their own good, a problem I feel plagued the Liberty the last few years. You only have 1 ball & only so many people can get their points. Look at their roster & see what I mean:
Parker = Scorer
Lennox = Scorer
Thompson = Scorer
Milton Jones = Scorer
Throw in Toliver who imho has not had the chance to show how deadly she is as she is a scorer. Don't forget Riley who throughout her college career was a scorer. You have a team with 6 legitimate scoring threats & who could lead the team in scoring if they were the main go to player. That might be too much.
The only player on that team not known for having a scoring prowess is Penicheiro who is one of all time great PG's in the league. However with the guard situation, you have 3 who need to play that role, her, Toliver, & Quinn. Either this team is going to explode or implode. I am thinking it is the latter as they have too much talent for their own good & a suspect head coach in my opinion.
In the West you can't afford to get too far behind. The West is stacked, & that is scary considering the better teams like the Mercury, Silver Stars, & Sparks have not played up to par.
85-72-05 54% +2393 (Based on to win $100 per play)
May: 67-45-04 60% +2937
June: 18-27-01 40% -544
New York +6 -108
o148.5 New York-Chicago -106
New York +230
New York +3 1st H -104
New York +166 1st H
New York +137 1st Q
Phoenix +3.5 -105
u178.5 Phoenix-Los Angeles -104
Phoenix +130 1st H
Phoenix +112 1st Q
02-03-00 40% -105 (Based on to win $100 per play)
A small loss record wise but my main play on Seattle gets me a profit. I can't comment on how the games were as I was hanging out Saturday night watching a friend perform in NYC & other kind of partying after all over Manhattan & Brooklyn until 8 AM or so. Fun times....
87-75-05 54% +2288 (Based on to win $100 per play)
May: 67-45-04 60% +2937
June: 20-30-01 40% -649
08-05-01 62% +692 (Based on to win $100 per play)
The New York game was huge as it set the tone for a guaranteed sweet night for me personally. The 2nd H line was icing on the cake as that had sucker written all over it. It was pretty obvious who needed & wanted that game more going in & the effort played out like that exactly.
The homer announcers of the Sky need to get a clue in saying the Sky were clearly the better team but did not play like it. They seem to be of the idiotic thinking that record says it all. A close examination shows the Liberty have played well but did not close out games the way they should have, including the loss to the Sky in the 1st meeting in a game the Liberty outplayed them. The Sky are not better than the Liberty period.
Phoenix gave that game to LA & they know it. I still stand by my feelings that LA will not make the playoffs. They supposedly have a quiet confidence, I laugh at that. What have they done to earn that except look good in spurts & piss it all away at some point. They are not better than Seattle or Phoenix. I will even say San Antonio who just has not put it all together yet but they will. By the way refs, great job in not calling that foul on Penny Taylor at the end of the game.
Well I will look at the bright side, I hope this loss gives an extra point or two in my favor when the Mercury go back home & face the Lynx. That game has bloodbath written all over it. I have an idea on what the line should be & hope the oddsmakers do me a huge favor & have it a bit lower.
95-80-06 54% +2980 (Based on to win $100 per play)
May: 67-45-04 60% +2937
June: 28-35-02 44% +43
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