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Posted by: orioles on Sep 24, 2011 at 02:13:20 PM
I've moved to: [b]http://ukusbetting.blogspot.com/[/b] Nothing sinister ... all free, same stuff, no registering or logging on. Just different host. See you there! [:happy:] This weekend's games (and the early baseball) are up.
Posted by: orioles on Sep 19, 2011 at 10:23:35 PM
[b]St Louis Rams @ New York Giants[/b] The night of the living dead. A really tough game to call; both teams are ravaged by injury and like an episode of Stingray ... anything can happen! Steve Spagnuolo is probably the Rams' ace in the hole, having coached the Giants. Bradford is banged up and struggled mightily last week. The Giants pass rush is more or less holding up, and Tuck may return, which is bad news for Bradford, who looked like a rabbit in the headlights against the Eagles, who sacked him five times. That said, the Giants' secondary was a terrible shambles last week and Rex Grossman took them for 305yds. Manning couldn't hit a bull's arse with a banjo, his OL is ropey, and he may be missing his #1 wideout, so I suspect New York will begin by pounding the ball...
Posted by: orioles on Sep 18, 2011 at 04:38:06 PM
Some thoughts ... The received wisdom is that you don’t bet on the first two weeks of the season, and after last week’s results, the usual panic and over-hyped cobblers is being talked. It would be interesting to see how you’d fare if you took the points on offer on every game, because some lines look badly out of whack. Now THAT'S an acca! [:laugh:] [b]Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Minnesota Vikings[/b] An awkward game, and not one I would normally get involved in. Neither of these teams looks comfortable moving the ball, making the outcome difficult to gauge. For Tampa Bay, LeGarrette Blount misfired last week and Freeman looks short of confidence going vertical, preferring short, quick passes. For Minnesota, well, it’s AP versus the Bucs. McNabb is horrible and ...
Posted by: orioles on Sep 12, 2011 at 08:46:27 PM
[b]New England Patriots @ Miami Dolphins[/b] One of these QBs threw 36 TDs and 4 interceptions: the other threw 15 and 18. One has the uncanny ability to target weaknesses in a defense, even as they develop off the line and find his targets unerringly. The other is Chad Henne. Now, I’m not one for hanging Chads in Florida (that is GENIUS) but Henne could find himself tested tonight. I anticipate that Sparano will be as good as his word and that the Dolphins will use multiple wide receiver sets, now that they haven’t the direct punch of Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown to change it up. The arrival of Reggie Bush is interesting; I confess I’ve never been much of a fan, and I don’t believe for an instant he’ll actually be a feature back in the normal sense of the ...
Posted by: orioles on Sep 11, 2011 at 03:19:10 PM
[b]Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens[/b] There’s a rebuild on offense for the Ravens, both downfield and on the line – and it doesn’t inspire. Flacco has lost two of his favourite targets and although the Ravens have gone out and got proven talent in Evans, I can't see him solving the problem straight away. The offensive line is messy. The skittish Flacco is going to have Bryant McKinnie at LT, a player cut by the Vikings after reporting with the body fat %ge of a pork scratching. Anyone creeping up out of Flacco’s eyesight isn’t going to worry too much about a 360lb band aid. Guys like Timmons and Harrison could wreak havoc. Flacco has talent, but he can react badly to pressure. Without much time, he’s going to struggle because, as no-one runs on Pittsburgh,...
Posted by: orioles on Sep 8, 2011 at 09:55:06 PM
[b]New Orleans Saints @ Green Bay Packers[/b] The defending Super Bowl Champions have won the last 11 opening games, dropping only two ATS. Green Bay should have too much for the Saints tonight too. The Pack have their usual array of threats, plus Finley and Ryan Grant, and with the form Rodgers is already showing, there should be plenty of opportunities to spread the love. Will Smith is suspended for the Saints which compromises the pass rush, although the Saints are no slouches, but even so, this is Rodgers we're talking about. Brees is almost as capable, but the Pack have a more aggressive pass D and Lance Moore is out, with Colston carrying a dodgy knee. Brees has had interception issues, and he's going to have to throw a lot to keep pace with a Packers' O that should keep...
Posted by: orioles on Sep 8, 2011 at 08:13:10 PM
Written on my iPad, on the road! I’ll start where my interest lies ... [b]NFC East[/b] My team, the Redskins, will finish last, but it’s not all bad news. Unencumbered, in all senses, by Haynesworth, Shanny might just have some magic dust left, and while it isn’t going to be the Denver story quite yet, it won’t be as bad as some think. The Skins under Grossman aren’t going to gash offences, but I like the look of Hightower (and his rookie back up) in the Mike/Kyle Shanahan zone blocking scheme and resigning Moss was huge. The defense was beginning to come together towards the end of last season. [i]Pick: Redskins Over 6.5 Wins @ 2.62[/i] The Giants looked horrible pre-season and I get the feeling this is it for Eli Manning – it’s not a career buster, so much...
Posted by: orioles on Feb 2, 2011 at 10:15:54 PM
[b][u]Super Bowl XLV[/u] [i]ESPN America Countdown show 7.30pm Sky Sports 1 coverage starts 10pm BBC 1 10.55pm Radio 5 Live Sports Extra 10pm Game KO 11.30pm[/i][/b] This is a fairly lengthy analysis, so I'll put the short version first! All recommended bets are at the end in bold. [i]Summary This is a beautifully poised game, but I'm going to look for Pittsburgh's, SB experience, defense, running game, and Ben Roethlisberger's ability to shed sacks and extend plays to see the Steelers home. Just.[/i] I believe the key here - despite the fact that everyone's licking their lips at the prospect of a dome game and all the aerial power on show - will be Pittsburgh's run game. Teams that out-rush the other are 36-8 in the Super Bowl and 9-1 in the last 10. So Mendenhall...
Posted by: orioles on Jan 30, 2011 at 07:09:42 PM
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Posted by: orioles on Jan 23, 2011 at 03:53:07 PM
[b]Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears [i]7.30pm Sky Sports/HD2[/i][/b] I like the Pack. Looking at the notes I've made (I [i]do[/i] study to produce this stuff, honest!) the thing that leaps out at me is not necessarily Rodgers/Cutler, it's Rodgers/Forte; or more accurately, can Mike Martz restrain himself and establish the run? It's the Bears' best chance, not just by limiting Cutler's exposure, but also by keeping Rodgers and the Green Bay offense off the field. Green Bay ranks 18th against the run, although that may be misleading now as they have got healthier and tightened up against the ground game recently. I would back Rodgers every time against a team that runs a Cover 2 scheme (it's too predictable to hold up against a QB as talented as him) and I don't see the Bears moving...
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