Doc's Weekly Prescription
by Doc's Sports Services - 05/01/2007
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.
Here's the inside scoop from the guys who get it done over at Doc's Sports:
The NHL Playoffs are starting to heat up and as it stands now all four series are up for grabs. The weekend featured exciting games throughout, with two games going into double overtime. The Devils picked up a much-needed victory behind outstanding play from future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur. The Red Wings appeared to be in an insurmountable hole but were able to scrap out a 3-2 victory on Saturday to even that series at 1-1. Now they play the all-important game No. 3 as sizable underdogs. This appears to be one of the most wide-open playoffs in over a decade and all eight teams can make a claim for the Cup. As in past years, it will probably come down to which goalie gets hot and puts together a few shutouts.
The 133rd Kentucky Derby (5 p.m., Saturday, May 5)
The race appears to be wide open and with 20 horses in the field, having a clean break may mean everything. Doc will be attending the race in person for the 20th consecutive year and will be chatting with numerous trainers, jockeys and cappers, getting exclusive information. We have successfully picked the winner in five of the last 11 years and want you aboard this year. Our selection is not getting much hype but we are confident it will hit the board. The most exciting two minutes in television is back on Saturday and don't miss a second of the race.
Doc's has been red hot in all sports coming off back-to-back Game of the Year victories in the NHL and NBA over the weekend. We will put that steak on the line once again on Saturday, with our National League Game of the Year. This selection features a low number allowing you to maximize your profits, so check out our Insider's Page and let 36 years of experience work for you!
Well, I celebrated another birthday this year and had a great time reflecting on what has truly been an incredible year. The highs and lows, the wins and losses, the good and the bad have all been another 12 months in what I feel is a pretty entertaining journey. We missed on our first Game of the Week in over a month, but rallied for another winning weekend when the Mets tallied four runs in extra innings to cash a key run line wager on Saturday. Yup, you could tell it was my birthday.
Oh, and I may be breaking out my MLB GAME OF THE YEAR in the middle of this week. I'm not going to overexpose our bankroll if the juice is too high, but there's a very strong situation available that I'm hoping to cash in on.
Here's a few series I'll have my eye on this week as I dust off the sombrero and ready myself for Cinco de Mayo:
The 133rd Kentucky Derby (5 p.m., Saturday, May 5)
My favorite Derby moment is easy: in 2002 my cousin was one of the owners of Funny Cide, the out-of-nowhere horse that made a run at the Triple Crown. It was an amazing time in Northern New York and that story is still amazingly underrated, and I think you would agree if you actually knew the characters involved. But this year a 20-horse field will all be ready to step up and seize the mantle as this year's hopeful for the TC.
Boston at Minnesota (Friday-Sunday)
The Twins have been one of the most profitable teams in MLB over the past five years because they are so good as an underdog. I expect them to cash in for a pair this weekend, including when Johan Santana may be matched up against Julian Tavarez. Cha-ching. Minnesota gets the back end of the Sox rotation so look for series win for the Twinkies.
STRIKE POINTS SPORTS
A couple weeks into the NBA playoffs and so far it's been worth the wait. Yeah, we could complain that the games are spaced too far apart, but the play of the underdog Warriors, as well as the rise of my Baby Bulls, has made this postseason already one of my favorites in recent memory.
Here are several match-ups we'll be eyeing this week:
Oakland at Boston (Tuesday-Wednesday)
The A's get their first shot at the AL's top team. Boston has the names in their starting rotation, but Billy Bean and the Oakland farm system continues to put out young studs like Chad Gaudin and Dallas Braden. Oh, and when Rich Harden is healthy he is somewhat decent.
New York at Texas (Tuesday-Wednesday)
Everyone keeps saying that the Yankees' schedule should help them out and carry them back into respectability. But when you can't pitch, what does it matter who you play? And last time we checked the Rangers can club the ball. Have fun with that Bombers.
Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta
Two of the NL pennant chasers square off in Georgia this weekend. The Dodgers have been a very nice team so far while the Braves have developed their young talent and they appear to be back in the NL East race as well.