Gutless Heat Getting Pistol Whipped In NBA Playoffs By Bunch Of Tired Worn Out Old Men

Gutless Heat Getting Pistol Whipped In NBA Playoffs By Bunch Of Tired Worn Out Old Men

50-Unit Baseball Power Play Wins Tonight - Orioles Go For 8th Straight Win In Boston 

By Kelso Sturgeon

In the world where the score is kept with money there is no room for excuses and no one should try to make any for the quite talented but also heartless, gutless Miami Heat who are fast joining the big-time choke club. They did it last year and began their encore of that disaster last night in losing to the Boston Celtics, a team that is so old and worn out it has no business even being in the NBA's Eastern Conference championship series.

Old, beat up and worn out Boston may be but is as a team everything Miami is not. The Celtics are proud, classy, aggressive to the extreme, mean as hell and with an absolute understanding of what it takes to win championships. It has also helped them to go up 3-2 in their best-of-seven championship series that they have a brilliant coach in Doc Rivers who is making Miami coach Erik Spoelstra look as if he is a certifiable fool, completely incompetent and unqualified to coach even in a YMCA girls' league.

When last night's Boston at Miami game began both teams were aware of what was at stake. The Heat was favored by eight points and needed simply to win and go up 3-2 in the series with two games to go, the seventh in Miami. As for the Celtics, an improbable win would give them a 3-2 lead and with the opportunity to finish off Miami in game six Thursday night in Boston.

Boston turned up the heat in the fourth period and won 94-90 as Miami lost its energy, befuddled by a another brilliant move by Rivers who was able to disguise his man-to-man defense as a zone. The only person in the house more confused by all of this than the five Miami players on the court was Spoelstra. When the coach doesn't know...well...

While Miami is a 1 ½-point or 2-point favorite, depending on where one bets, it has to be of some concern for the Heat that it is 1-15 in its last 16 games at the Boston Garden.

The bottom line on this series is easy to summarize-the old men of Boston are simply better coached, better prepare to play and are outperforming Miami.  The Celtics' Ray Allen (37 years old, 15 years in the NBA), Kevin Garnett (36 years old, 16 years in the NBA) Paul Pierce (35 years old, 13 years in the NBA) are terrorizing the Heats' much younger dynamic trio of Chris Bosh, LeBron James and Dwayne Wade.

In the process, the veteran Garnett, never known from backing up from anyone and a man who takes great pride in what he does on the court, has James' number, when it counts, especially in the fourth quarter when the game is one the line.

Factor into the equation the superior guard play of Boston's Rajon Rondo and Mickael Pietrus and it becomes a bit easier to understand why the Celtics have heavily favored Miami reeling.

As noted earlier, Miami choked in the championship round against the Dallas Mavericks last year, opening up a 2-1 lead in that best-of-7 series, and then losing three straight, including game six in Miami, 105-95, handing the Mavericks the title.

Miami and the world have proclaimed the Heat the run-away best team in the NBA but talk does not get it done. Show me the money.

Thursday Baseball Betting Guide

Here are some thoughts, questions and insights on handicapping today's Major League Baseball schedule.

Detroit, which hosts the Cleveland Indians this afternoon remain one of the biggest mysteries in Major League Baseball. They opened the season as one of the favorites to win the American League pennant and the World Series but continue to struggle. The Tigers are but 2-7 in their last nine games and after opening 4-0 at Comerica Park have gone 8-16 at home. Detroit is a -120 favorite today.

Baltimore has won seven straight against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway and are +135 underdogs in tonight's game. The Orioles beat the Red Sox 2-1 yesterday as +160 'dogs.

Tampa Bay is in a major hitting slump, batting .179 in their last 12 games, seven of them losses. The Rays go into tonight's game against the New York Yankees has a +130 underdog and have to be a bit haunted by the fact they have gone 12 straight games without double-digit hits.

New York Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey will try to become MLB's first nine game winner this afternoon at Washington. He comes into this game having pitched 17 1/3 scoreless innings and is a -125 favorite to get it done.

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25-Unit NBA Showdown Play Tonight - Heat At Celtics
It is truly showdown time again tonight in the NBA playoffs tonight as the host Boston Celtics try to deliver the knockout punch to the Miami Heat and move on to the NBA championship round against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Celtics lead the best-of-7 series 3-2 and will be facing a Miami team that is favored by 2 points in this one. The number and the situation makes this game very interesting and I will be releasing it as a 25-unit play, confident I will again get the money in this nationally televised (ESPN) affair. Win this one with me for just $15, charged to your major credit card.

50-Unit Baseball Power Play Wins Tonight
My Chairman's Club got the money again last night with a 25-unit play on the St. Louis Cardinals (-135) who knocked off the Houston Astros 4-3 and tonight steps it up a bit with a single 50-unit play on a team that has every single edge and that is primed to play its best game. St. Louis had a 90% chance to win yesterday's game against Houston and the team I am releasing tonight has even a stronger chance for success. Get the money with this 25-unit play for just $15, charged to your major credit card.

15-Unit Knockout Play Takes Down Cash Today
There are 12 baseball games on today's schedule and I have found edges in three of them that offer substantial hedges for bettors. One team in one of three grades off the charts with its chances to win and I am with great confidence going for the money with this modest favorite. Win this 15-unit Best Bets Club game for just $10, charged to your major credit card.


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