The Advisory Board's Weekly Prescription
by Doc's Sports Services - 08/21/2007
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 three months' worth of selections, including the playoffs and World Series, from the handicapper of your choice for under $400 – which is over $300 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 splendid weekend for the veteran handicapper, as we collect with our MLB Game of the Year and a blowout victory with our NFLX Game of the Week. I must admit that last week's preseason games were much better to watch, as most of the starters played into the second quarter and the scoring increased because of that. The 'under' would have sent you to the poor house, as eight of the nine games on Saturday played over the total. Because of this, the oddsmakers have adjusted the totals for Week Three and you find a couple of 40+ point numbers in a few of the games. We actually used an 'over' play last week and easily collected with the Dallas/Denver game, as both of these teams are traditional powerhouses in August.
Here are some games we'll be looking to at very closely this week:
New York Jets at New York Giants (8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25)
The Subway Battle has been our selection for our annual NFLX Game of the Year the past two seasons and has been a hard fought battle with the favorite taking the money two of the last three years. The Jets looked terrible against Minnesota last week giving up 37 points to the Vikings, a team with no offense. How did that happen? Try three pick-six plays by the defense. Will the Jets bounce back in a big way? I think I have the answer to that question!
New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers (Friday-Sunday)
The Yankees will be playing their second straight road series against tough competition, coming off a three-game set in Orange County. The Tigers need to hold serve and take at least two of three, but the Yankee bats are hard to silence. Expect low numbers in each of these three games and I suspect betting the Tigers in every game will net you a healthy profit.
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It was a historic week here as Doc's Sports, as I managed to set a new Adivsory Board record by posting +39.5 Units in one week with my Major League Baseball selections. We put together an eight-day winning streak and basically dominated The Books like Johan Santana dominated the Rangers. We weren't as lucky on the gridiron, as a couple tough beats let to a disappointing weekend. However, we ended on a positive note, winning three of our last four games and hammering home our 2-Unit Preseason Play of the Week. We will have one more dress rehearsal this week, with our NFLX Game of the Year going this weekend, before the Units get higher and the games get wilder with the start of college football next week.
Here are a few things that I'm looking at this week in our ongoing quest for Fame and Glory:
San Diego at New York Mets (Tuesday-Thursday)
The Dads head east for a marquee series against the Mets, who have won five of their last six. The Padres have lost their last six games in Gotham, but they will have the fearsome head of their rotation going. Chris Young will pitch in Game 1, followed by Clay Hensley and then the dazzling Jake Peavy in the rubber match. New York is just 4-10 in its last 14 games against the N.L. West, but most of those losses came during a pair of grueling West Coast swings this year. Are the Mets healthy enough to hold off the Dads? We will see.
Cincinnati Bengals at Atlanta Falcons (8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 27)
The Falcons will be making their first appearance in the Georgia Dome with that deplorable, heinous, redneck, trailor trash ex-NFL Hype Monger Ron Mexico, a.k.a. Mike Vick. Trust me when I say that the fan base here in Atlanta is already jumping ship. There is virtually no interest in the team, as it will be a distant third this fall to SEC football (the firmly established passion of The South) and the Atlanta Braves. All of this should lead to a public flogging by the Bengals in this Monday Night meeting.
Oh, and make sure to check out my Insider Page for free plays, updates, and general ramblings as we continue our diligence on the diamond and on the gridiron.
VEGAS SPORTS INFORMER
I'm sitting here in Sunny California at Del Mar Race Track drinking a girly drink with a funky umbrella typing this as we speak. In my head right now I'm still IN shock that I was ahead at the track for this first time in a long time. Struggled the first part of the week in baseball last week but ended strong Thanks to the Cleveland Indians beating up the Tampa Bay Devils Friday and Saturday. This week is a big one for me in chick ball as the WNBA start playoff games Thursday. I don't see any upsets in the making but look for some Game 1 beat downs. The WNBA playoff format is best out of three and the top team gets games Game 2 and 3 at home.
Here are some games that I have my eye on this week:
WNBA Playoffs First Round (Thursday-Sunday) WNBA
Connecticut vs. Indiana - I like Connecticut here just because of playoff experience and they are healthy. Connecticut will win this series.
New York vs. Detroit - I do like New York in Game 1 to cover this big number but Detroit should win this series with ease. Detroit will advance.
Sacramento vs. San Antonio - Tough series this should be. I lean towards Sacramento because of veteran leadership and playoff experience. Sacramento will win this series.
Seattle vs. Phoenix - If you like defense don't watch this series because offense will be the winning factor. Phoenix will win this series and I wouldn't be surprise if Phoenix hits the century mark in both wins. Phoenix wins this series.
Check out my Insider Page for notes, updates, and free plays.
STRIKE POINTS SPORTS
What a great week we had in the last seven days. First, our Cubbies backed their way into first place. If they had just been playing decent ball over the past month they would be running away with it, but we all know that's not their style. Second, we posted a strong six-day winning streak last week with our baseball selections and continue to tear up the diamond. We're getting down to the nitty-gritty and this is when the best teams and the best handicappers make their stretch run move. Don't worry - we'll be ready!
Here are a couple match-ups we'll be eyeing this week:
Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia (Tuesday-Thursday)
Both teams are on the outside looking in for both their division races and the Wild Card. It's too early for an elimination series, but if the Dodgers get swept in Philly it could deliver a serious blow to their playoff chances. Los Angeles has won four out of five and look like they're snapping out of their funk. The Phillies have been playing well and are just trying to whether the storm .
Chicago Cubs at Arizona (Friday-Saturday)
Two division leaders going at it in a key series in August is what baseball is all about. The Cubs hit the ball well in their six games against the D-Backs last year, batting .301. But can they continue to generate offense without Alfonso Soriano? The Baby Backs are playing fantastic baseball right now, posting a 21-7 record in their last 28 games.
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