The Advisory Board: Weekly Prescription
by Doc's Advisory Board - 08/01/2007
There's been some big moving and shaking here at Doc's over the past week. First, the continued baseball domination by the Advisory Board is still that much more accessible as the price of a full season package is a miniscule $395! That's over three months' worth of selections, including the playoffs and World Series, from the handicapper of your choice for under $400 - which is over $350 less than what those same picks would cost if you bought individual monthly packages.
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Here's the inside scoop into the betting world from the Advisory Board at Doc's Sports:
A very exciting week just wrapped up for Doc's Sports and now we have to wait just six days until the first football game of the season kicks off. Baseball has been dominating for much of the summer, but the big fish are ready to bite once September rolls around, as football gets by far the most action in the sports betting world.
It appears that people in Wisconsin will once again be turning their attention to the gridiron, as the Brewers are about to fall out of first place for the first time since April. This team is seeing their pitching staff fall apart and Ben Sheets is nowhere to be found for a short-term fix. A major deal is needed because this team is on life support and the family is about ready to pull the plug on them. The Cubs have already caught them in the loss column and it is possible that the Crew could finish in third place with St. Louis, which won three of four this weekend, overtaking them as well. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted and attendance at Miller Park is at an all-time high, which the new owner of the team loves.
New Orleans vs. Pittsburgh (8:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug 5)
The Hall of Fame Game will open up another NFL Season with the Saints and Steelers playing the annual game in Canton, OH. The NFL Network has picked up this game in an effort to stir up controversy with most cable companies that have yet to pick it up. The Steelers have undergone a great deal of change with the retirement of Bill Cowher and it will be interesting to see how QB Ben Roethlisberger rebounds from a bad season due in large part to off the field incidents. Doc's Sports will open the NFL season with a selection on this game, so be sure to sign-up early to get the best possible line.
Doc's Sports had a remarkable week of baseball, picking up units in seven straight days including cashes with our Game of the Week and Game of the Month. With the calendar turning to August, we will come right back with our Game of the Month this Saturday, another seven-unit selection. To receive this play, plus a Hall of Fame winner, sign-up for one of our many packages, all our which come with a guarantee.
And the beat goes on. We find ourselves in the Dog Days, that awkward time on the betting calendar when gamblers are pulled between the immediate returns of the national pastime and the incredible amount of preparation that goes into America's Real National Pastime. But hey, we're going to continue to bend space and time and find the right balance between cranking out MLB winners and uncovering the inside dirt of the upcoming college and pro football season. Don't you worry about me; I haven't seen the sun in weeks and still have no idea who Harry Potter is. I'm simply wailing away in the dungeon, crunching numbers and churning out winners!
Last Sunday we finalized our 13th winning week in the 17 that we've been handicapping this year and the 17th winning week of the last 22 in all sports combined. I think that's a long enough time period to show that I'm legit, and here are some series I may use games from this week to propel us to our team-high 14th winning week:
New York Mets at Milwaukee Brewers (Tuesday-Thursday)
The Brew Crew has fallen apart over the past three weeks and has choked away the biggest division lead in the National League. However, they still hit left-handed pitching well and get a crack at Tom Glavine and Oliver Perez in the opening games of this series. The Mets are banged up at the moment but received help in the form of Luis Castillo. It will be interesting how he readjusts to his return to the N.L. and he needs to produce at the top of the lineup. With the Braves picking up Mark Teixeira and the Phillies offense pounding people the Mets need to show a sense of urgency and win two of three here.
Boston Red Sox at Seattle Mariners (Friday-Sunday)
The Sox head west after a three-game tussle with the Orioles to take on the streaky Mariners. Seattle has had Boston's number recently, posting a 9-3 record against the Sox and winning an impressive eight of nine meetings in Safeco Field. Boston will have the crux of its rotation going, but the Mariners eat up lefties (Lester on Friday) and are 2-0 against Dice-K (Saturday). I think the Mariners will be a very live dog over the weekend.
VEGAS SPORTS INFORMER
I want to give a shout out to the San Jose Sabercats as they easily won Arena Bowl XXI Sunday afternoon. I picked San Jose this year in my first AFL article to win the Arena Bowl. Here's another shout out to my Chicago Cubs, who are now only a half-game out of first place behind a Milwaukee team that can't win on the road. In celebrity news, can Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Ritchie and Paris Hilton stay out of rehab or jail? I figured out the reason why these girls are out of control. We made them wear underwear…everything was fine when these girls were going commando!
Here are some games that I have my eye on this week:
New York Mets at Chicago Cubs (Friday-Sunday) MLB
The Mets will be coming to Chicago after a three-game series with Milwaukee. I'm hoping New York can win at least one or two games in Milwaukee so the Cubs can stay close to the NL Central leader. The Cubs should be throwing out Big Z, Carlos Zambrano, on Saturday so that game should be a good one. I'm just hoping the Chicago wind will be blowing in this weekend so the Cubs can show that they can win playing small ball.
MLB Trade Deadline (Tuesday, July 31)
Tuesday is the MLB trade deadline and already on Monday morning we saw Texas first basemen Mark Teixeira go to the Atlanta Braves. These names are also being shopped around: Two Chicago White Sox players, Jermaine Dye and Jose Contreras, Kansas City pitcher Octavio Dotel, and Tampa Bay relief pitcher Al Reyes. These names have also been out there but I just don't see any of them going anywhere. Ken Griffey Jr (Reds), Adam Dunn (Reds), Eric Gagne (Texas), Sammy Sosa (Texas), Kyle Farnsworth (Yankees), Tori Hunter (Twins), Jay Payton (Baltimore) and Johnny Damon (Yankees).
STRIKE POINTS SPORTS
As we get closer and closer to football season the MLB campaign is doing justice for avid baseball fans. I, for one, cannot wait for the college football season to get underway but the competitive division races are keeping me pleasantly entertained. As consistent as the AL leaders have been, baseball is one sport where you just have to find a way into the postseason for a legit shot. Just as St. Louis did last year. Speaking of surprise contenders, is anyone hotter right now than the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs?
Here are several match-ups we'll be eyeing this week:
Philadelphia at Chicago (Monday-Thursday)
Despite having tough homes series this week against the Phillies and Mets, mark my words; the Cubs will be in first by the end of the week. Milwaukee continues to slip up, while Chicago is continuing their hot run from June.
Houston at Atlanta
The host Braves will be unveiling their newest slugger, Mark Texieira. With his strong left bat in the middle of the lineup the Braves could possibly chase down the Mets if their pitching holds up.
Arizona at Los Angeles (Friday-Sunday)
Probably our most anticipated series of the week, as the Baby Backs are tied with the Dodgers coming into their Tuesday pre-series before this showdown. Dodger Stadium is the site for action, but Arizona continues to find ways to win regardless of where and against whom.