Doc's Weekly Prescription
by Doc's Sports Services - 05/31/2007
Our team of handicappers at Doc's Sports Services has precisely the cure for what ails you: 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 match-ups 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:
It was a big weekend for gear heads, as both the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 were run over the weekend. Not being a big motor sports fan, I jumped in and out of both events and did catch the last 20 laps of the nightcap at Charlotte. That was a pretty exciting finish and the only thing that would have made it better is if people started running out of gas short of the finish line.
The Indy race was plagued by rain throughout the day and I wondered if Danica Patrick would have been ahead after the first rain storm passed through, would they have came back or just given her the victory? This sport is nearly off the radar and could use a big boost like her winning a race to generate interest from the casual fan. She is now in her third year of full-time racing and has yet to finish better then fourth in any race of her career. One has to wonder if she ever had any talent to go along with her looks. Even Kyle Petty got a third place finish last weekend and could be a fixture in about a decade. But that's enough about motor sports. Now onto real sports that can allow the gambler to make money:
New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox (June 1st - June 3rd)
Boston has built a huge lead over the entire AL East and realistically if they just enter this game with the notion of not getting swept they will be in great shape. Early reports have the Rocket missing this series and joining the team during the following series in the Windy City. If the Yankees have any chance of repeating in the A.L. East they need a sweep here. And doesn't the $18 million man give them the best chance of accomplishing that? Oh well. As a big Red Sox fan I am loving every minute of the recent Yankee struggles.
Doc's Sports had an outstanding weekend in some sports that don't get much national attention. Arena Football has been on fire, cashing in six units this week and we have not lost a game since May 14. We will carry this momentum into Saturday, when we release our 8-unit Game of the Year play. This selection can be yours by purchasing one of our many Arena Football packages and is a must have play for any big game hunter. Best of Luck and together lets have an outstanding week! Check out our Insider's Page for updates!
What a weekend. For the third straight year I made my way up to Baltimore for Memorial Day weekend and for the third consecutive year I tied on a 72-hour bender that would make Hemingway, Belushi and Bukowski cringe. Good times. I have to apologize though, because two of my biggest scores of the past month were San Antonio in Game 4 and Quinton Jackson over Chuck Liddell. I should have posted those on my Insider Page as free picks, and will make sure to toss more of those out there. But, I mean, it's not like I handicap the UFC. That was just a gut feeling pick that came through. Oh, and I wasn't sober when I made the bet so you can make the argument that it was simple dumb luck. But hey, as my dad always used to say, better to be lucky than stuck in a Slovenian prison.
We continue to dominate the diamond, posting our seventh profitable week in the eight that we've been handicapping this season. We're at +121 Units for the season, nearly halfway to our goal of +250 Units and $150,000 in profit. Hopefully this week we can take another step up the ladder. Here are some arenas where we may be casting our lot:
Los Angeles Dodgers at Pittsburgh Pirates (Friday-Sunday)
The Dodgers always seem to handle the Pirates, and hurlers like Brad Penny and Derek Lowe feast on teams with losing records. Further, L.A. is currently seventh in the league in batting against left-handed pitching and Pittsburgh has a trio of southpaws that they'll likely be trotting out in this one.
Baltimore Orioles at Los Angeles Angels (Friday-Sunday)
The O's are just 4-11 in Anaheim since the start of 2005, and have won just three of the last 10 series out there. If Baltimore can win its series with Kansas City - a sweep would be even better - then they just might be able to hold the odds down against the Angels. John Lackey and Bartolo Colon are tough on the O's and Ervin Santana is money at home, so we should score some major mismatches.
VEGAS SPORTS INFORMER
It's Memorial Day Monday and at this time I would like to send my sincere thanks and appreciation to the men and women of the United States who have served and are serving in harms way to protect our rights and freedoms. We had another profitable weekend in all four sports that we handicap so I'm hoping we continue that trend.
One thing that I did do this weekend while I was laying in the hot sun in Sin City was what team in MLB is worst my loveable losers the Chicago Cubs or the Evil Empire the New York Yankees. Both teams have little league bullpens and high paid players that are underachieving this year. At least my Cubs are in one of the worst divisions in baseball. The NL Central could have a team with an under .500 record win the division. That's SICK!!!!
Here are some games that I have my eye on this week:
Atlanta Braves at Chicago Cubs (Friday-Sunday)
Just get used to this, I will have a Cubs series every week. As another Doc handicapper will say, "HOMER"! The Cubs usually play Atlanta well so I'm hoping the Cubs pitching can hold. I do believe that Big Z, Carlos Zambrano, pitches in this series and I'm hoping he can build from his last start which he got the victory on the road against the Dodgers. I will be in Chicago next month so I'm thinking about trying out for the Cubs as a bullpen pitcher. I couldn't make it any worse. I think I can throw strikes and not walk in runners to lose games.
Phoenix Mercury at San Antonio Silver Stars (Thursday, May 31)
This game should be a good one. Phoenix can score in the high 80's almost every game and San Antonio should be the most improved team in the league this year. Both teams should come into this game above .500 and I do believe that San Antonio will be a small favorite here. I'm looking at a possible home favorite and the over in this one.
STRIKE POINTS SPORTS
Is it just me or did these NBA Playoffs go from some of the best ball in the last five years to as fun as watching paint dry? And that's basically the sentiments I get when watching the Spurs and Pistons play. No disrespect to King James, but the rest of the clowns on his royal court are as mundane as staring at a blank canvas. Hopefully Utah can give San Antonio a run for their money, because the duo of Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer is the only thing keeping me on these games.
Here are several match-ups we'll be eyeing this week:
Atlanta Braves at Chicago Cubs (Friday-Sunday)
The Cubs return home after their usual pitfall on the west coast. The Braves have fallen back a bit from their hot start, however they are still a formidable playoff contender and they will give Chicago a nice series in Wrigley. For the Cubs, their inconsistencies on offense continue.
New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox (Friday-Sunday)
The rivalry renews again, this time at Fenway. These two clubs couldn't be headed down any further the opposite road. The Bombers now trail the Blue Jays and Orioles as well, while the Sox continue to pitch and hit their way to the top of the AL.
Arizona Diamondbacks at New York Mets (Friday-Sunday)
The young Diamondbacks continue to stay around, and our pick for the NL West will give the Mets a nice series in Shea. Arizona is getting great starting pitching, and their bats are continuing to hit in clutch situations. The Mets don't seem to be going anywhere but up, however 'Zona owes them for a bad home series against the Amazin's earlier this month.