Monday, December 29, 2014

Weekend Update

I wanted to use a picture from Kevin Nealon's time as the Weekend Update anchor, and there is one of him and Adam Sandler that summarized the start to this weekend well:

Our first best was Western Kentucky -4 over Central Michigan. If you're reading this, I assume you know that this game was a heartbreaker and made me want to crawl into a hole. Complete devastation.

But, as the old saying goes, if you are a shooter then you have to keep shooting until you hit something because that's what shooters have to do. So we sacked up and killed the rest of the weekend.

Boxing day teaser: Rutgers +10.5 over UNC (Rutgers won 40-21) and Louisiana Tech Pick'em over Illinois (La Tech won 35-18). The best place to be as a bettor is "Damn, we didn't even need to tease because we nailed those picks so well."

Saturday college hoops teaser: Kentucky -2.5 over Louisville (Kentucky won 58-50) and Gonzaga -1 over BYU (Gonzaga won 87-80). We are really high on the Wildcats and Bulldogs this year. If you happened to watch these games, you can see why. Kentucky held Louisville to one assist the whole game. One assist! And Gonzaga can score inside and out, and they seem a lot like this Villanova team we all love so much.

Sunday NFL teaser: Normally, we try to avoid having games from different times of day on the same ticket. Yesterday, we had games in all 3 time slots. Early, we had Saints +3 over Bucs (Saints won 23-20). In the afternoon, we had Packers Pick'em over Lions (Packers won 30-20) and Cardinals +14 over 49ers (Niners won, but only 20-17). So, if you're following, we were the night game away from hitting a +200 teaser. We decided to hedge our late bet of Steelers +3.5 by also betting a little bit on Bengals -3.5 (which paid +240). The way it set up, if Pittsburgh won, we basically hit +150. If Cincinnati won, we basically broke even. We hedged, so of course the Steelers won 27-17.

But hey, when you win your bet every day for three days, how much can you really complain?

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