Doc's Weekly Prescription
by Doc's Sports Services - 04/09/2007
There's a natural letdown that occurs from all the hair-raising, blood-boiling, shock-inducing, gleeful dancing, and general mayhem that occurs through a weekend's worth of gambling action. And it's a scientific fact that Monday's are the most difficult day of the week for sports and gaming fans across the world, with Monday Sports Syndrome linked to illness and famine across the globe. OK, so I made that last part up. But it the start of a new week can be a cold splash of water to the face for Men of Action like you and I.
Fortunately, our team of handicappers at Doc's Sports Services has precisely the cure: DOC'S WEEKLY PRESCRIPTION. Each week we'll be bringing you a quick recap of the insanity that engulfed the industry over the weekend and a short preview of some key matchups in the week ahead. It's exactly what you need to keep your instincts heightened and your eyes firmly fixed on upcoming opportunities to keep your bankroll growing.
Oh, and Doc's is currently offering a Stanley Cup Playoffs Special for only $149 and this will take you through the final game in June. You will also receive series predictions, plus the team we think will win it all. That's two months of action and the recent results speak for themselves.
Here's the inside scoop from the guys who get it done over at Doc's Sports:
Doc's NHL Hockey continues to dominate the books and finished out the last 50 days of regular season play on a 35-14 run, picking up +104 units during this span. We nailed all three of our Game of the Years (Eastern, Western, & Midwest) and now are set to attack the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which begin on Wednesday.
Milwaukee at St. Louis (Friday-Sunday) The Brewers have visions of winning the NL Central and may have to go through the Cardinals in order to achieve that goal. Milwaukee is still a young team, but is solid in starting pitching and has some depth to bring off the bench in late pinch-hitting situations. The Cardinals started the season slow but this team is too good not to make a run for the title. The team that can win this series will position themselves well in the standings, while the other side takes a step back.
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My Mets were down here in Atlanta last weekend - a series I had been looking forward to for months. But sure enough, the in-laws decided to drop by for a visit so I got to see exactly zero games at Turner Field. It turned out to be a good thing because I had a great weekend anyway and I likely would have been stabbed at the home opener when New York poured it on 11-1.
Anyway, we were able to ride the momentum from college hoops into the first week of baseball as we posted a stellar 18-6 mark to score +23 Units. We've maximized profits with small value plays on underrated favorites but mainly mispriced underdogs. That's my style, and I'm sticking to it.
In the meantime, here are some things I'll have my eye on this week:
New York Rangers at Atlanta Thrashers (7 p.m., Thursday, April 12) I'm not going to pretend that I'm some big hockey buff but I will tell you that there is absolutely nothing as grueling and physically and mentally demanding as the NHL Playoffs. It only took 10 years, but the Thrashers finally made the postseason. Philips Arena will be rocking, and I expect the Thrashers to sweep the opening pair. But I'm not sure how conducive their all-offense, no-defense style will take them in the postseason.
Seattle at Boston (2 p.m., Tuesday, April 10) Andrew Dice-K will be making his Fenway debut, and the collective wood in the ol' ballpark may rival anything in the Green Mountain National Forest. Making the subplot extra juicy is the fact that Dice-K's first opponent will be none other than Emperor Ichiro. Boston is always overvalued at home and haven't been hitting very well. Look for a few plays against them over the next two weeks.
Oh, and make sure to check out my Insider Page for free plays, updates, and general ramblings as we plunge headlong into another beautiful and profitable Spring.
VEGAS SPORTS INFORMER
The first week of the baseball season is in the books and we started this young season off with a huge BANG! We went 11-3 for +23 Units and are expecting the same results this week and all through this MLB season. We spent Easter Sunday searching for the Las Vegas Gladiators (Arena Football) defense instead of Easter eggs. The Gladiators gave up 44 points in the first quarter; yes I said 44 points in the first quarter! Of course the Gladiators lost the game 65-31 but somehow we still hit managed to win on the under at 104.
Here are three games that I have my eye on this week:
Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers (10:30 p.m., Thursday, April 12) Hallway rivals meet for the fourth and final time this season. The Clippers are fighting for the eighth and final playoff spot while the Lakers are at No. 7 and looking to move up. The Lakers will have had a tough couple games before this Thursday showdown on TNT (home loss to Phoenix on Sunday, game at Denver on Monday). If the number is right I'm looking to play the Clippers in this game. They're playing good basketball right now.
Houston Astros at Chicago Cubs (Monday-Wednesday) Monday is the home opener for the Chicago Cubs and they face division rivals. Weather could be a factor in this three-game series with possible rain or snow in the forecast (mid-40s for the three days). Pitching for the Cubs should be big this series as Ted Lilly and Rich Hill both go and both of them have gotten off to great starts. If the wind is blowing out in Wrigley expect some balls in the bleachers and play the over.
STRIKE POINTS SPORTS
It was truly a remarkable opening week to the baseball season. We open up 13-3 (+27 units) out of the gate and bank over $20,000 for dime bettors in the process. It's a long season, but we feel confident we can produce this type of success over the long haul and are excited about the chance in doing so.
Here are several match-ups we'll be eyeing this week:
Milwaukee at Florida (Monday-Wednesday) Two low-budget teams with playoff aspirations will square off here and pitching is the key, as young arms will carry these squads through the summer. But don't look past how successful these lineups can be at scoring the runs. Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder are two of the young superstars to keep an eye out for.
St. Louis at Pittsburgh (Monday-Wednesday) Are the Cards just that big of a fluke or will the Pirates keep up this fast start? Maybe a little of both, but right now Pittsburgh looks awfully promising if the bullpen can hold up. They have the offense, and if Ian Snell can develop along with Zach Duke, who knows?
Philadelphia at New York (Monday-Wednesday) Jimmy Rollins' division title prediction looks kinda sketchy right now, but they have the talent to turn it around. The Mets have been a good look so far, and the pitching has been stellar.