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THE NBA FINALS UPDATE IS HERE!
SPURS NOW JUST ONE WIN FROM ANOTHER TITLE WHILE HEAT'S BACK IN "SOUL-SEARCHING" MODE (SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW?) ...
PLUS OUR JIM SEZ BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES TACKLES THE SINKING TEXAS RANGERS
By Jim Hurley:
Wait a second ... Did the Miami Heat's so-called "Big Three" of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh say they were gonna win "multiple championships" when they were announced at that over-the-top gala back in the summer of 2010 or did they say they were gonna lose multiple championships?
Right now here's the Heat - a better than 2-to-1 betting favorite at the start of these NBA Finals and an overwhelming choice to win it all way back in October when this 2012-13 swung into action - facing a win-or-else status on Tuesday night for Game 6 and ditto should there be a Game 7 come Thursday night in South Beach.
C'mon, it wasn't supposed to be this way for Erik Spoelstra's squad, was it?
In Sunday night's 114-104 loss in Game 5 in San Antonio, there were the Spurs firing away from every spot on the floor and seemingly hitting every field-goal try - okay, so San Antonio connected on only 42-of-70 ...Read More...
Youkilis to have back surgery, Teixeira to DL|
Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - There was a double dose of bad news for the New York Yankees on Tuesday, as third baseman Kevin Youkilis is headed for back surgery and first baseman Mark Teixeira was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
6/18/2013 5:19:36 PM
MUST-WIN FOR MIAMI, AS SPURS JUST ONE GAME AWAY FROM 2013 CHAMPIONSHIP
The Miami Heat are still series favorites in the NBA Finals that will conclude either Tuesday or Thursday in South Beach. Though they trail 3-2, they will have home court advantage in both games if they can take things the distance. Miami is a 7-point favorite in Game Six as we write this up for you...and will be within a point or two of that in a Game Seven finale.
The problems with assuming that 7-point favorites always win include:
Miami already has a home loss in this series on this floor.
Miami lost at home in the prior rounds to Indiana and Chicago as well.
Miami hasn't played two great games in a row in a long time!
San Antonio has always been able to win on the road with this coach/veteran combo
The refs have shown they won't favor the Heat, as Miami has yet to earn more FT's in a game
Obviously Miami has greatness in them. We saw that in Games ...Read More...
MAKING THE PLACE BET WORK
Progressive Reinvestment Is One Way To Go
Monday, June 17, 2013
When it comes to place betting there are as many approaches as there are horses in a full field.
Some bettors will use the place bet to back up their win bet regardless of whether that win bet is a favorite or a price horse. And that group will further segment into those who bet the same amount win and place or double up the place bet with the idea that even if the horse does lose they will at least get back their investment in the case of the favorite bet or make money if they are betting a price horse. Further down the line within that group are a handful of bettors who actually chart the pools and calculate the payoffs based on the odds.
There is nothing wrong with any of these approaches. Although as I've said many times, there is nothing wrong, IF, the bettor has kept records and knows that the type of wagering they are doing is playing to their strong suit.
However, ...Read More...