The Advisory Board: Weekly Prescription
by Doc's Advisory Board - 04/22/2008
The year 2007 was one of the most successful in the history of Doc's Sports Services but we aren't resting on our laurels. In fact, all we did was raise the bar that much higher for ourselves. Our crack team of handicappers is still hard at work to meet and exceed last year's profits and would love to have you along of the ride.
Major League Baseball, the postseason of the NHL and NBA, Arena League Football, and the Triple Crown horse racing are all in full swing and the boys at Doc's have you covered. There is still an incredible amount of value to be found and a fantastic amount of winners to be cashed. Call our Vegas office (1-866-238-6696) today and we can set you up with deals on multi-capper packages!!! Nearly three out of four of our clients use more than one handicapper and we offer the best value on the net.
In the meantime, here's the inside scoop into the betting world from the Advisory Board at Doc's Sports:
The weather is finally starting to warm up back in our main office in Wisconsin. Today is a beautiful day with clear skies and the temperature is in the 70s. It's finally starting to fell like summer and our warm sports seasons are in full swing. Arena Football continues to be the leader, as we have produced +25 units of profit through the first eight weeks (dime bettors up $21,400). The AFL season is also starting to take shape with the National Conference currently having the two best teams in the division. Dallas and Philadelphia both sit at 7-0 and neither team has made it to the Arena Bowl in their existence, so it will be very interesting to see if they will be able to keep this momentum going. Assuming Philadelphia gets by Columbus this sets up a marquee match-up next Monday Night, April 28 on ESPN 2. See our preview below for more about this game.
The MLB Baseball season is starting to take shape and the best team thus far must be the Arizona Diamondbacks, who currently sit atop the National League West. This team won the West in 2007 and has numerous young stars that are major contributors to their success. That being said, the performance of Randy Johnson may put this team over the top or keep them from reaching the World Series. The Unit has struggled in his return to the desert and needs to adjust his style in order to be successful since he can no longer throw it by hitter like earlier this decade. The American League will likely be a heavy favorite in the series come October, so it is very important for the National League to win the All-Star Game and earn home field advantage. That being said, I do not really look at the standings until Memorial Day and that is still over a month away and a lot can happen during this time.
Here are a couple of games to keep an eye out for:
Atlanta at New York Mets (Fri-Sun)
Despite Philadelphia winning the division last year, these are the top teams most experts think will compete for the crown in 2008. The Mets made some big moves in the off-season getting Johan Santana from the Minnesota Twins to be their ace, while the Braves welcomed back Tom Glavine who had spent the past couple of seasons with the Mets. The difference between these squads will come down to the bottom end of their respective rotations and the team that gets the most out of their third, fourth, and fifth guys will be the winner.
We are expecting an outstanding week with the NBA and NHL playoffs now in full swing and baseball and arena football regular season's now in full swing. We are one of the few handicappers that have full-time experts in each sport and thus give you the best chance for success night in and night out. Best of luck this week and together lets get the job done. Click Here for more information!
Daddy continues to deal on the diamond, as we've shaken off our early rust and watched as our MLB systems and trend plays have started to wrap their profitable clutches around the throat of books. I actually was a damn fool and tried out a few alternate systems at the beginning of the year and got caught with my hand in the cookie jar, so to speak, but I feel like we're hitting our stride and eight winning days in the last 10 has helped get the Victory Train headed back in the right direction.
Oh, and I've gotten a few e-mails and comments on the blog asking about my baby girl. Just wanted to say that she is bright, beautiful, and happy and, most importantly a healthy eight-week old girl. I think there's no coincidence that as things have improved with her they have improved with our results. Remember: we cappers are actual people. Here at Doc's Sports we're not computers, machines, or some sleazy consortium of used car salesmen. We're you're homeboys and sometimes, as it does in sports all the time, Life Happens. Thanks for your patience with everything and lets keep the profits rolling!
Here are some things I'll have my eye on this week:
NFL Draft (Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27)
With all of the buildup, pressure, and overall money involved, the NFL Draft is the biggest gamble in sports. And, year after year, I am baffled at how atrocious some teams can be at it. Personally, I'm always a fan of grabbing the largest, most masochistic, animalistic mammal on the board. Unless a skill player is genuinely elite - this year Darren McFadden is the only offensive player in the Top 20 I give that nod to - then I think teams are best served building with offensive and defensive linemen, with linebackers and secondary players a distant second. Some Long will go No. 1, but the dominoes really start to fall between picks No. 3 and 6.
Atlanta Braves at New York Mets (Friday-Sunday)
Big series in the National League East this weekend as the Mets look for a little payback after the ass-maiming that they took in Atlanta a few weeks back. The Braves' offense has not performed nearly up to the level of expectations that most pundits and prognosticators believed it would, as evidenced by their 7-12 record against the total. New York is also going to have to face Hudson and Smoltz on Saturday and Sunday, so as much as I hate to say it I think the Braves will again steal a series from the Mets.
VEGAS SPORTS INFORMER
In Arena Football we are still red-hot, losing only one game in two weeks but too bad that one loss was our Game of the Year. We are still 6-1 +14 Units in our last seven Arena plays.
Great times here in Las Vegas as my Chicago Cubs are in first place as of Monday and we are 6-0 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Milwaukee Brewers are having pitching problems and who would of thought that the St. Louis Cardinals would be playing some great ball? Even though the Cubs are red hot right now we still have a long season ahead and I know that with my Cubs something bad will happen. In the end for the NL Central it will still be either the Cubs or Brewers for the division.
One quick boxing note: Bernard Hopkins should hang them up because the fight Saturday night against Joe Calzaghe was horrible and boring. Hopkins knocked down Calzaghe in the first but that was it for Hopkins' offense. Hang it up old man, it's time to hit the showers for good.
Here are two games that I have my eye on this week:
Arizona at San Diego (Friday-Sunday)
Arizona beat up the Padres in the desert a week ago so payback could be on the schedule. Arizona bats are hot and San Diego bats are always cold at home. If the Padres struggle to score runs in this series then the D-Backs should be able to steal these games on the road.
NBA Playoffs (All Week) NBA
Only one big upset in all Game 1s and that upset was the Philadelphia 76ers beating the Detroit Pistons on the road. The Utah Jazz also won on the road over the Houston Rockets, but the Rockets have injuries. If the 76ers can win one game at home we might have an interesting series. Utah wins the series against Houston regardless so no big surprise there. Interesting Game 2 with the Suns and the Spurs as Game 1 went into two overtimes with the Spurs coming on top. But if I'm San Antonio I'm a little worried because the Suns look like a totally different team than last year. Shaq and Stoudemire look like too much for this old Spurs team to handle.
STRIKE POINT SPORTS
The baseball season is finally establishing itself and having a strong schedule of games nearly every day of the week certainly helps. With that in mind, we are in the midst of a strong groove and one of our better pushes during the first month of the MLB campaign. We've cashed seven of the last eleven days, included in that was a nice Game of the Week winner behind the Indians last Friday.
We feel like we're getting a very good read on teams so far, having the chance to watch them everyday thanks to my cable company's lovely MLB Extra Innings package. Looking to further improve on our run, we'll attack this upcoming week's card with the same intensity that we've had the first three weeks of the season.
Here are several of this week's MLB series we'll be eying:
Minnesota at Oakland (Tues-Thurs)
I, for one, did not expect this much success from Oakland, and certainly not this hot of a push out of the gate to begin the season. They don't have a stopper atop the rotation, Houston Street looked shaky to begin the year, and the line-up lacks consistent power, but these guys just keep on moving forward with wins. The A's come off an impressive sweep of the Royals. Yes, I said the Royals. That's because they beat both Brain Bannister and Zach Greinke, who no one else could figure out. They are still in the Bay Area on a current home stretch, so let's see how long this good play can continue.
Los Angeles Angels at Detroit (Fri-Sun)
Still waiting on the Tigers to come around, but it won't be for that much longer. The Angels put together a nice winning series vs. division rival Seattle, but now they leave the West Coast and head for Beantown and Motown. Ervin Santana has looked like Johan Santana at home, but it's long been known his struggles on the road. Let's see how he fairs in Comerica against a Tigers team that can mash. He'll open the series on Friday.
Arizona at San Diego (Fri-Sun)
Considering last year I picked the Diamondbacks to make the playoffs out of obscurity, I am not surprised by this year's big time start. Their rookies now have valuable playing time under their belts, and beyond that they can all flat out hit. They have speed in the field and on the bases, while the trio of Brandon Webb, Dan Haren and Micah Owings could just be the best in baseball. No doubt at some point they'll enter a tough stretch, but right now Arizona is the best team in baseball.
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