Welcome in everybody.
On this Thursday, this is taking sides.
The inaugural episode with your host, Hal Walsh. That is the end.
Paul Shapiro, a k a.
Now, you know a lot of people out there wondering where the hell you've been on the podcast.
I I just had to wait.
I had to wait the perfect partner.
Paul and I spent a great amount of time together at a minute.
Media, where we work together where we are no longer and much happy here with our day to day lives, of course, but this is very exciting.
All I know, you've been waiting for the opportunity, but it's good.
I know that NFL Week One has asked us already, but that's fine.
We're offering ourselves into week to right now.
Yeah, I've been waiting to talk about this with you for years.
Technically, tell me and you sitting next to each other, always talking about starting a podcast, and we it always just made sense.
And I'm really happy that we're here and we're able to do this and we'll kick it off, make some people money and have some fun.
That is the way and again to, you know, like I always felt like we had such a such a great opportunity to do it while we were with the duel, you know, and just, like, held back held back hell, but guess what? The change your off folks, we're doing our own **** thing.
But it's gonna be exciting, you know, because Pole and I, we both have Not only do we have two different betting styles, but we've also got very different, you know, takes on a lot of these different games.
May I like to go straight up with a lot of these games, Paul.
He absolutely loves to go parlays, of course.
Hence the name Paulie parleys.
But Paul, you know, it's funny how how that all kind of works out in the end.
But I think, you know, in week one of the NFL, at least anyway, we all kind of brought ourselves back to the same circle.
I had a very rough Sunday, but Thursday and Monday was just fantastic.
Yeah, I had a great weekend, so I ended up picking nine of the games.
I went seven for nine and the one team that killed me was the Philadelphia Eagles.
Like in every way, shape and form.
So e always say parlays are for suckers.
I was the king of that during week one.
I made six parlays and the Eagles knocked me out of five of five.
Oof! Yeah, well, that's right.
I had the Eagles in, I think both of my, uh, survivor pools.
And then my girlfriend says to me to like, Who should I take iced? Alright, let's mix it up a little bit.
I don't love the Colts at 8.
5, but they should be able to just at least win against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
No, not so much.
So now we're both out.
And, uh, yeah, now I'm looked at is the boyfriend doesn't know **** about better re by re by it is, You could dio you could you $40 in this one is the re by.
But judging off week one, I might just go week to week with my bets and see how that goes.
So those were actually the two games that I missed so well, I had the eagles.
Um what saved my weekend was I ran a 4 p.m.
To Sunday night to Monday night for team ER, which, which was which was not easy.
I mean, the first I had the Chargers at four o'clock.
They win because of a bull**** call where borough looked like a stud.
A J Green did not push off.
They should have lost, uh, talking about the Bangles Will hit them up later.
Got the kijana Carter jersey behind s O.
That was gwon Then we got to Sunday night.
Similar thing had the Rams plus money.
Another call That was like Thanks, ref.
One which got me to Monday night.
I'm a Giants fan.
I go against the jug.
It's because they're the worst.
Uh, the Steelers were my my biggest bet.
Once Miles Sanders was out for the Eagles, I shifted my one straight bet to the Steelers.
Even though I am a Giants fan, that was cake.
Love seeing Big Ben back out there.
Dude, you having a great time? And then the last game was Titans.
Broncos, which wasn't easy either.
I had the Titans, they eked it out and that 14 teamer won me back all my losses from Yeah, Billion, beating me five times.
I was very thankful there that the Broncos were over a couple t able to cover that three there.
You know, obviously the line was a lot different in a couple different spots.
You know, you had 2.
5 even saw it down at 1.
5 of the beginning of the day in some spots and to but getting it there were three.
That was the only way I was comfortable doing it.
I did have some thoughts about maybe going Broncos money line.
And, of course, my heart would have been broken because, remember, the punter had that unbelievable kick all the way down with the Kaufman corner there.
And you're thinking of yourself? Yes.
You know, like a like it's only feasible for the Titans to get into field goal range.
A. To that point, you're like, alright, Gostkowski.
He's not gonna make one.
But it ended up being sweet, poetic justice that Gostkowski nails out at the end there.
And of course, you know, it was great to you.
Got your week saves, and I got my Bronco's back, which was worked out very well.
What? You're saying is why we have this show, you know, like black, end of the week.
I take the Titans, you take the Broncos, and somehow it worked out. We're both winners.
Yeah, you know that That that's that's why we're here.
And you know what? Where the taking sides moniker sort of came from with me, and now ah, segment that we're gonna do a little later is called Take a size where the two of us will be on opposite sides of something will hit.
We'll talk to you guys about that.
We'll both try to convince you why we're right.
And then hopefully we're both right, which is feasibly possible it zed, But it could happen very tight, so yeah, I know.
You know, you talked about your week.
One Thursday for me was great, you know? Just hit on the Chiefs.
I actually took I want to say I took that line in, like, early August.
Once I saw it was chiefs below 10 and I was very happy with it.
So did that absolutely got destroyed with the brands and the jets.
I'm a sucker for these teams tryingto, you know, improve themselves out there and again.
We're gonna talk about the Browns and a little bit.
I love them tonight, but there was something again.
You know, When the Browns and the Ravens played each other last year, the Browns were great.
You know, they ran all over the Ravens in Baltimore, and that was when they didn't have a good offensive line.
You know, you add, uh, kids names escaping me from the draft.
And you add Congo from Tennessee.
Like, you know, that was supposed to be a good upgrade.
Now, granted, Cleveland playing their first game with the new head coach.
Yeah, I kind of see how how it started out a ride, but making it toe where it eventually landed in such a blow out of the game.
I definitely did not see that.
And then the jets, you know, like they really had a chance toe pull even there with the bills and again to, you know, bills.
Get out to that 21.
You're like, Oh, my God.
Like this is the worst that I ever made.
No, it was actually the Browns game.
That was the worst that that I ever made, but yeah, having those to lose.
That kind of helped us out there with the, uh, with the Green Bay Packers.
Shout out to Fleury Sports for sponsoring this podcast is Well, thank you, Zack.
We're really excited.
Thio be partnered with you.
This is gonna be awesome. Wait.
So your weight You had the bills and the browns.
You got your bad ones out of the way.
So too quick tidbits about the bones.
And then I guess we'll move into Thursday night.
So biggest 80 s cover margin of Week one.
Baltimore over Cleveland bread with seven.
But here's what The reason that was so bad.
Fewest points scored.
Verse team expectation.
The browns as well.
They were the over under a number for them as a team was 20.
They scored six.
You know, put that where it should have been or what something was off.
It didn't click, but now you look at them short short week so they don't actually get the short week where no, they do.
They do. Never mind. Yes.
So short week, rookie coach, you wanna You wanna talk about Thursday night, where the issues were clearly the offense with Cleveland against Baltimore.
And I wonder, can they fix it in four days against Cincinnati on Thursday, a 6 6.
5 point favorites? Well, there's a perfect Segway into it, so let us get into it.
And, you know, one of the things that I've realized with sports in general is that you don't want the extra time if you're human, right? Like if you had a really bad performance, you want to get your ass back out on that field and right your wrongs, Okay? And I think that's exactly what's gonna happen tonight.
You know, Borough, you know, having his first, uh, you know, short week in an NFL season.
You know, we've seen this before where guys really struggle in the first year.
On that short week, the only guy who didn't was the Shawn Watson his rookie year.
I don't know if you remember.
He had that legendary performer, and again it was weak, too, when he came out against the Bangles and just had this unbelievable performance that was highlighted by that, you know, 60 yard touchdown run or whatever it was, But again, I I just feel like the Browns air such an improved team.
I know we didn't see it in week one, but you gotta think to, man, they played a very strong Baltimore team who a lot of people, you know, they feel like not only can they do well this season, there's a lot of people that feel like they could go undefeated now.
The loss of world Thomas probably doesn't let lend a lot of optimism to that, But again, we're not going to deny that Baltimore is not one of the top teams in the NFL.
I mean, for Christ sakes, they got the second best odds when the Super Bowl.
I mean, Baltimore is a great team, but the way the Browns looked in week 10 it was **** ****.
But look, rookie coach, short week, your offense look terrible.
Typically, the difference on the Thursday night games is preparation.
They're gonna have the same vanilla offense they had on Sunday this Thursday, and it just looked bad, which is why the Bangles just didn't look bad.
And that's that's why I like the Bangles.
It seems like the public likes the Bangles, which I don't love.
But the line opened Bangles minus 7.
5, and it's down to 6 6.
5, depending where you can find it.
57% of the money is on the Bangles spread.
51% is on the Bangles money line.
So you know that that's where the money is.
That's why the line is moving.
But Joe borrowed didn't look like a rookie.
He looked like a professional quarterback, and I just also divisional matchup.
5 or seven, however you get it is just too many points.
Which is why, if I'm at 6.
5, I might pay that for that half a point.
If Cleveland somehow wins by seven, it's a push.
I'll roll that money over to Sunday where so that z the play that I like where 6.5.
If you got the Bangles at seven, I absolutely love it.
I'm willing to pay a little more for that.
But my best bet Thursday night is absolutely the under where that number started.
46 got bet down in 43 now I'd still take it anywhere about 40.
That's the kind of game I think this is gonna be Thursday night to rookie coaches.
One rookie quarterback I'm thinking 16.
13 something, something ugly. Maybe 17.
You can have that could happen, right? And that that's the under and either Bangles win 17 10 or Cleveland when 17 10 and we're winning either way with the with the under.
What are your thoughts on? The over Under is 43 a half Right now, Before we get there, I just want to say thank you to Epic Mia or epic m I A.
Now again, we also wanna thank SportsCastr for hosting us and everything we got tipped 20 stars or 20.
I don't know what that is for that e your money or you get me like we just got like a cram like draftkings gives out Were you have to figure that one out.
E appreciate it, E.
Hopefully that's not my mom.
Like signing in is like as a new user or whatever, But what is your is your mom's name? Me It is Susan.
It s Susan is not tuned in Susan is not.
I sent her the link she still gonna go with.
So all right, in terms of the total, I guess I agree with you in terms of a low scoring game.
The I'll get into why I like the brands to.
But, you know, before you do anything, Yeah, this is the inaugural take hay eso with again.
I think we're going to see a lot of running right.
And for Cleveland, we know that they have a great dual backfield with Nick Chubb and Cream Hunt there.
Now, obviously, Chubb is gonna be your guy that's getting more carries while Hunt is gonna be your guy.
That's getting more receptions.
However, I think that having that dual backfield like that is going to help so much on on a short week like this and again, Cincinnati's run defense.
They're one of the worst in the NFL.
So kind of hoping that Baker, you know, Please, let's use the running backs into a nice game here.
Let's start setting up some play action passes and things of that nature.
But again, I I have no faith in the Cincinnati run defense.
Now, one thing I noticed big time with the Bangles, right? Sure, Joe Burrow look great, but it felt like they were moving at a snail's pace at times, right? Like they were hitting a lot of five yard, four yard plays.
Things, things of that nature.
It wasn't a lot of big plays.
Granted, Borough did have one long rushed for a touchdown.
But, you know, you look at his numbers.
They weren't exactly heavy out there.
And I'm not knocking the guy for It's his first day of NFL game, going against the very tough charges defense, where you got freaking bosa and angry.
I'm coming at you like that.
That's a tough matchup, anyway, that you slice it brown.
How how happy was how happy was Joe Burrow when he saw that Derwin James was out? Oh, my God, think about If he was there, it would have been a much different game.
I'm a big Derwin James guy, and he just can't stay on the field.
It's unfortunate he makes that defense go where I think they went from a chance to compete for that division to there'll be a middling team, maybe wildcard without him.
A such a difference maker.
Yeah, so, yeah, just, you know, in terms this man, I do like that.
Play on the under.
I do think it's gonna be very tough to move the ball for borough in the guys tonight.
Um, again, just that short week.
I know that they have a lot of receivers where they can kind of spread it out.
I mean, you know, from a fantasy perspective, I'm gonna need Joe mixing to do something.
Obviously that fumble that didn't help, that kind of took him off the field.
Put Geo Bernard there in the in the final stretch of that game.
Week one against the charges.
But yeah, I gotta I gotta stay tight with my Browns now.
Keep in mind, too.
As you mentioned, a lot of places have Brown 6.
5, 67 Some places.
I hopped on this earlier in the week and got Brown's a 5.5.
So let's say we get that 13 13 game going in overtime.
At least there's the chance that we could get a touchdown and cover it there for So I'm excited about the 5.
5, but I definitely agree like anything over 6.
5 is tough for me to get to with the Browns, and that's but that's why I love the Bangles, which which is so backwards.
I mean, I even look the short week thing is, is so immensely important here for me.
Cleveland turned the ball over six times in week one.
I understand that that's against the Baltimore Ravens, but the Cincinnati defense isn't that bad.
I think the under is the true play here, no matter what.
But I think the Bangles are arguably the better team coming into this game.
Cleveland Browns are the Cleveland Browns.
They just continue to be that.
What what this is is a battle of the worst team for the last 10 years versus the worst team of the last year.
It really is those two organizations other than the Giants.
I'm a giant, and I can admit three years Giants of the least win.
But if you look, you know the Cleveland Browns, everyone's like with Brown.
It's Brown's again, it's Brown's again.
That's just what it seems that they are even the Beckham stuff that came out last week like they just can't do anything right.
It's he really got crapped on all last week.
I mean, serious.
It was just I don't even know how that happened.
Like, yeah, it was such a It was such a ****ty situation.
It really it really Wasit.
Really? Well, you just love to flush it down somewhere.
But what do you what you were gonna flush it down with this week? Yeah.
If you're in Odell Beckham fantasy owner tonight, what do you What are you doing with him? You have to start him.
I mean, he's he's playable.
He's I think he's a wide receiver to Wide wide Receiver three.
That's what he is.
It this point, you know, you're you're still there's the visions of grandeur from when he was with the Giants, where he was setting records, and it doesn't seem like he is that anymore.
But that joke who's out opens up, let's say six targets.
He should get 34 of those.
It seems to be Baker's favorite.
Gotta throw throw to I think Kareem Hunt and Chub takes him out of the backfield to, um but look, I'd like to look up his like over under yards.
Let's assume that Beckhams gonna go five for 70? Is that crazy? Maybe it's not at all.
Touchdown makes him start herbal, not a touchdown.
We'll take it. I did it.
I'm glad you mentioned and Joker because there's a great profit on points.
Bet right now again, if you're located in Jersey, Uh, you know any of these other site or Pennsylvania, whatever.
Any of these other states that have all the different options online? You definitely want to take advantage of this, and you could do so by going the US dash odds dot com backslash points bet, dash promo, dash code.
I know that's a lot right there.
If you if you guys want anymore that let me know.
You get four risk free bets for up to $2000 which is fantastic.
But on us odds dot com yesterday, which I wrote within joke you out.
This is a great opportunity for Austin Hooper, and there is an unbelievable prop that it only has minus 1 15 juice where he has to get over 9.
5 fantasy points.
And now I believe this is 11 point per catch right? But if that's the case.
Whatever you're telling me if this guy could get a touchdown, you know, and then throw a couple yards on top of it.
I really I really like that one.
I think that's gonna be That's gonna certainly be a nice area right there that you could go toe.
I absolutely love that profit. Thanks.
No, really? Yeah.
You got that is beautiful.
Like Hooper was so good last year with the Falcons.
He was a big offseason signing him and Conklin with the Browns, um, within joke who, being out of their Hooper should absorb a portion of those targets.
And he's proven he's a player, you know? Hopefully him and Baker and get something going. I totally agree.
You know, even if he catches three for 22 a touchdown, you're good.
Now, I thought I was going to be able to put that promo code on the bottom bar that you see there.
But if you take a look in the chat, just put it up there so it will be easy for everybody to get.
That's a fantastic But if you want, by the way, they got some.
Great. They've got some great stuff going on.
They've been doing amazing things.
All these partnerships that they're doing out there, it z awesome.
Why don't you repeat that promo? So anybody that's that's tuning incon make.
Sure. So that's gonna be us.
Dash odds dot com backslash points bet, dash, promo, dash, coat on.
Then you get yourself that fantastic back up to, ah $1000 matching risk free bets.
That's That's pretty amazing, folks.
Yeah, I got to get better with my sales pitch.
Is that was That was just That was the first episode. It's okay.
Um, also, if you are listening right now, you should know to follow us on Twitter at taking underscore sides.
It was it was a tough battle to acquire that handle, but we got there great stuff, you know? You know, it's funny way We really try to get this thing up and running very quickly.
And, you know, I think we did a good job within the amount of time.
All right, let's go.
Let's move it over from football tonight.
We we got our sides here that we know.
Let's take it to the pond where we could have our second entrance into the into the Stanley Cup finals.
The Dallas Stars, of course.
Uh, taking down the Vegas Golden Knights in five games.
So they're in already.
Congrats to them.
Now it's time for the bolts together in there.
Now, those you don't know, I'm a major major Tampa Bay Lightning fan.
Uh, this is well before they, you know, started doing amazing over these last couple of years.
I used to live down there like the bucks, too.
But tonight is very interesting.
Um, you know, Kim Bay historically has had a lot of problems closing out.
Siri's what you don't love to see as a fan, but, you know, tonight is a golden opportunity against the New York Islanders.
Now it's gonna have a lot to do with whether brain and point plays or not. Right.
This guy has been fantastic.
Nine goals, 16 assists in 16 playoff games this season.
It's unbelievable what he's doing.
Uh, so I really you know of point place tonight? I really would not mind taking a chance on the lightning puck line, which you could get a plus 1 55.
And the reason I say this if point doesn't play. I'm not.
I'm not making that bet.
But this is probably the last opportunity in the Siri's that you can get to go with the puck line because Game seven, you're a psychopath.
If you're going with any kind of puck on your, you better just go with the **** money line.
But I I think tonight of point Place, that's not a bad play.
And again, the Lightning, they've just been fantastic throughout these playoffs.
They clearly have the best goaltender left, so that's Lusky.
Can can get going again in the same way that he's been doing.
Uh, you know, it's gonna be a good night.
Now, keep in mind if it weren't for ah Kevin Shattenkirk fan shot, the Lightning could very well be in the finals already.
But, Paul, I'm interested to hear what you think about this one.
I love the way you're thinking here.
Um, I'm a New York I from Long Island, but, um, a Rangers fan.
But when these playoffs started in the bubble, Rangers got knocked out.
Got the number one pick.
Thanks for that. Luck.
I hopped on the Islanders bandwagon all my friends from growing up our massive Islanders fans.
I've been to so many games at the barn at the Coliseum.
Barclays is okay.
They're coming back to the Coliseum full time.
It's gonna stick.
But I think the magical run ends tonight.
But the Lightning have have been the better team.
There's there's no way around it.
They've been the better team.
I think they close it out tonight.
But I'm leaning Mawr.
I'm gonna I'm gonna risk the minus 1 40 that they'll just win the game.
I don't know how they win the game, but I think they close it out tonight.
Another way of taking this.
If you don't wanna put your bankroll on tonight, I also still like the Lightning to win the Stanley Cup, where once they qualify, their odds will move.
Right now they're like minus 1 20.
So whether you want to just bet it tonight for the single game or don't worry about tonight, they'll win one of the next two games and then I think they're the better team.
They're gonna beat the stars and they'll win the cup.
You just might have to win with 10 days to cash? Yeah, eso I actually, you know, put a couple of buckets down on the lightning before the playoffs started to win.
And, you know, I'm not gonna I'm gonna say, like, I had some insight.
Like, I just did it because they were my team, you know? And I felt like they were the best team.
Now, the team I also put down money on the Rangers were ousted in three games, so that that went flying out the window very quickly.
But, yeah, I'm really excited for this game tonight.
Now I'm gonna have to do the dual, uh, screen system where we have the football on the brand new MacBook Pro, which is fantastic.
And, you know, hockey's gotta go up on the big screen tonight.
There's just there's absolutely no debate about that.
Yeah, I look, tonight's awesome.
At first I thought we were just gonna have football.
Now we get, we get football, we get a Game six close out, and playoff hockey is the best we've got about this off air that I'm not that big of a hockey fan where that's like my fourth sport.
But playoff hockey is the best playoffs period There's no way around it.
It's every second.
Boom, boom, boom, boom.
What's happening? Where I think that's what's so great and any team has a chance.
There's so much parity when it comes to the NHL playoffs, and it's proven again.
You know, the Stars were a five seed, right? Yeah, I believe so.
Yeah, maybe four.
They got, They got hot.
Lightning have been the best team for the past two years.
They got ousted last year in the playoffs.
They made some nights.
Um, nice moves to get a little grit, which I think they needed.
I love seeing the ex Ranger Shattenkirk MK done over there.
Which one? No, there's so many ex Rangers, and I'm like, Alright, I could I could hop across to you guys tonight.
Top off the Islanders.
I'll just feel bad.
I'll go bandwagon.
I don't I don't care.
I'm a rangers guy.
I got I got in three years. We'll be good.
I think next year the Rangers will be, you know, like for really got a lot of young talent.
The number one? Yeah.
The retirement tour for Lundquist was nice.
You know, he's great.
I feel so bad that he never got 1 to 1 Stanley Cup. Never won.
But he made the Rangers great for 10 years.
They should have been starting.
Just starting in the first to get that drove me absolutely insane. But I agree.
It was just that Lundquist had really good numbers against Columbus.
That was the reason that they said Carolina.
Um, but it is good.
All right, All right.
Let's move it from one bubble to the other socks.
Um, MBA, Uh, not so much the big story.
I guess today now that we've moved on to the conference finals.
But my God, yesterday, it was just an absolute all out assault on Doc Rivers, Clippers head coach.
You might not even be the head coach anymore after this season.
Now, admittedly, the n B a.
Again, with all these different sports going on, one has to take a back seat.
And now that my Brooklyn Nets are yeah, again.
And that's fan too.
I know. I moved around a lot as a kid.
Um, now that there are, I really haven't been paying attention as much.
I think you're more of a basketball guy, but what what's your feelings on Doc Rivers.
You think you should keep his job next season? I honestly, I think Doxa really good coach.
It was in his fault that Hawaiian PG put up a stink.
Um, what's fascinating there, look, the Nuggets came back from 31 in to Siri's.
Yokich is so good, Jamal, Mary is so good.
But that the Clippers, if you really think about this this time last year and until this until yesterday, they were the favorites to win the NBA title.
They were the favorites.
So much money went down the drain because those two superstars didn't come through in the clutch.
Where we'll see Kendrick Perkins reported yesterday that they're breaking them up already, and who knows what that means? That could mean lose gone.
That could mean corals gone.
It could mean PG or maybe kuai we really don't know, but that the favorite for a year got knocked out by this Nuggets team.
That's got so much grit, so much young talent.
I I got my Marcus Camby jersey up over old school Nuggets, former Minuteman e Love Camby.
But But, you know, I'm on that, that I don't think the Nuggets could beat the Lakers.
I don't I think it'll be a really nice Siri's.
But I think ultimately the Lakers make the finals and and they end up playing the Celtics, who are down one game and playing tonight against against the Heat, where they lost Game one.
So you're not laying, so you're not laying the plus 4 50 on the Nuggets. Interesting.
I'm not like you can, but I don't e just don't.
It's LeBron and a D.
They're gonna They're gonna win that Siri's I don't let's say Lakers and six.
I like Lakers in five, but I think the Nuggets air just they find they'll find a way way to win one more game.
So Lakers and five Lakers and six if you can get those with plus odds.
I really, really like it.
Yeah, so I did it with Bron guy for a while.
You know, I'm I don't know if I believe it as much anymore, I guess after watching the do***entary where you know and saying that he's better than MJ.
But, you know, I just can't.
It's just it's more of a versatility thing than it is anything I just think, you know, LeBron could do literally anything you ask him to do on the court.
But the one the one thing I'll say that I always take the side for LeBron is he's never rarely has had an easy route to the title, right? Like think about all those championships they lost with the Cavs at the end, where he's like he's taking on teams by himself, essentially, where there's, like four Hall of Famers in the starting lineup, like nobody would win those not even Jordan himself.
And, you know, you think about the Spurs team that he ran into twice as well.
I mean, there's just so many, the one I'll give him the fall for Is the Dallas serious, that one? That he should have one, But other than that, I just think that he's had such a tough road in the Finals, whereas now this is it, like if he doesn't get it done this year, I don't know if he's ever going to get it done with the Lakers.
I think it's funny that you bring up the Dallas area because that's my counterpoint to what you said.
Dirk was the only superstar on that team.
He beat three superstars.
He carried that team.
Sure, you had an antiquated Jason Kidd.
Shawn Marion was great.
Uh, Tyson's pieces, but it was dirt and role players, and he beat three Hall of Famers.
So so what's your? You know, LeBron had easy path every year, and three only team that could get in his way was with Pierce, Ray Allen and, uh, Gar Net.
Rondo, his teammate now are on the east was a joke.
He had a he had a cakewalk until he got to the finals.
But it's the finals.
You gotta win the finals, do anything I say, toe LeBron like with that point.
Is that going against the Warriors all those years where curry, clay and K d can all go like seven for 10 for three? You know, like any given night? I mean that that's tough.
That's tough, at least with, like, Dirk, you know, he's Yeah, moving statue.
You gotta respect what dirt did that was like.
Come on, that got e.
I think he's the top 10 player.
Fair enough. Alright.
So with that I know, obviously, you know, faith in the nugget.
And I gotta be honest.
I think coming back from 3 to 1 and two straight series is going to put a lot of fatigue on these guys, you know? And now and now haven't overcome that fatigue against, uh, two of the best players in the N B.
A is just gonna be such a daunting task.
But on the East, we have far from a certain thing.
I you know, in my opinion, it's probably gonna go seven, obviously.
Miami getting the game one win there.
But we talked a little the other day about this.
You got some interest in the Celtics? Siri's line here, right? I bet it after after Miami won Game one because I could finally get plus odds on it, All right? I like that.
Look, I think the Celtics the Celtics are the better team.
I don't know that.
Let me let me rephrase.
Miami might be the better team, but the Celtics have Mork closers, which is what you need in the playoffs.
Okay, so the Celtics have three and 3.
5 guys because we'll see what happens to pay if he comes back.
Um, but you have Kemba.
You have Jalen Brown who can all hit that game winning shot.
I look at the other side with the heat on.
I only think Jimmy can make that last shot on.
I think that that is what it's gonna come down to.
It's gonna come down to crunch time, and I that that it's gonna be that I think it's gonna be Celtics Lakers is so like ho hum thes teams, the legacy teams that always when are gonna be in the finals in the bubble.
Of course, that would happen.
I mean, it's gonna be an interest again, assuming the Lakers do close out the Nuggets.
Um, you know, it'll be an interesting Siris for LeBron one way or the other, right? Taking on his former Heat team, granted none of those pieces of the same.
But, you know, still against Riley, we could make that story line and I don't think the heater going to get there. I like the Celtics.
Do you like, Are you Are you on the heat of the self? Oh, man, it's tough.
I I am a big believer in what the heat of doing.
I think that they have a more well rounded team, whereas you believe the Celtics have more closures.
So, yeah, we're doing take Assad.
Then I I got to go Miami and this is no cheap BS since they already won a game.
I do believe that again.
More well rounded in the playoffs tends tow tends Thio help Mawr.
Also LA that Mavericks championship, too.
Also, Bam looks like a superstar, you know, making that block on Tatum in overtime toe toe, win the game.
And I think the biggest difference maker is Goran Dragic's.
To be totally honest, since they moved him into the starting lineup in the bubble, that team is just a little different.
Um, he's a former All star like forget that he converted to be their sixth man.
It reminds me a little of when Iggy went to the bench for Golden State, but now he's in the starting lineup making such a difference.
It's gonna be o e Game seven.
We'll be able to take a side again.
Way could make some money again.
I just love a good bench like there is nothing better than a good bench for a good, you know, for a team with championship aspirations.
I mean, that's that's usually how you get there.
I mean, most cases, we got all the **** superstar, you know, within these tiles.
But I just just talking about a team in a good bench that just gets me out of bed in the morning.
Paul, that's what.
If that's what gets you out of bed in the morning.
That zoo Fantastic.
That's the Tampa Bay Lightning and this giant bottle of water.
All right, You know it gets me out of bed.
Coffee? No, not a coffee guy, not a coffee guy.
Well, we'll have to get you.
Maybe we'll get a coffee sponsor for me.
Hey, you guys missed that promo before.
Make sure you go to us dash dot com backslash points bet, dash, promo, dash code.
That's gonna get you four risk free bet with a value of up to $1000 when you sign up for a new account.
That's what's unfortunate with these deals, right? Like, you know, you have to have a new account toe to get, like the absolute value like that.
A lot of these sites have been basically giving away free money.
You know, where I think Fanduel did The, uh, the Rams plus 30 or whatever.
There was some way, Like Casey Draftkings did like plus one.
Yeah, it's funny.
I remember when I was going to the Poconos last week.
I saw the ad for that Casey +101 in, like a very highly trafficked area.
I'm like, Oh, this is gonna cause accidents, man, Like you're telling, you're telling people that get the chiefs +101 like that's gonna that's gonna make people a gambler.
They cross cross the border, pull out their phone because they could get the app.
It's amazing what people dio, you know, obviously, you know, if you guys are in the New York New Jersey New York area and you're listening to us, it's funny because New York does not have the legalized betting.
So a lot of people do Is they'll either take the train from New York over to Jersey, or they'll like, ride their bike or their car over the G W bridge and come over and make the bet.
It makes for some comical stuff I don't know if it's good enough to be a TV show or a do***entary, but you have fun.
30 for 30 Down the road.
Yeah, once once New York legalizes gambling, you're gonna look back and it'll happen.
It's a question of when it's not if, but when.
Uh, once once it gets legalized in New York, there will be those stories off these crazy These crazy betters who would drive, take their bike, would run to New Jersey, take the subway, take the path just to place a bet.
Come right back.
Yeah, the next launch.
But yeah, let Z let's let's close up this show with a segment that we're gonna have every week called Walsh's winners where I was gonna lead the way.
Give us a couple of pics.
I think he's gonna hit on a little MLB Us Open golf, and he'll give you some winners and I'll just smile.
And not so the winners segment for PGA is a little bit altered.
Thanks, Toa Webb Simpson.
I don't know where he's at currently, but I was just taking a look at the at the odds on Fanduel Live and uh, he's not.
Oh, plus one through 16.
That's not terrible, Aziz.
Show Patrick Reed just in time, as at the top at four under right now.
So a lot of a lot of good names up there.
A lot of guys that still need to tee off another guy that I really like today he'll be kicking off at 105 Eastern Daniel Berger.
This is my guy, man.
Like I actually have a friend here in bay on who he worked.
He's like he's a snowbird, right? Like he travels back and forth between Florida and Jersey, and he works at a course down there where burgers at all the time.
And he's been telling me like, Hey, like, make sure you get on this guy for, like, an outright win At some point, he's just like he's very focused his training schedule.
And it's hysterical because I guess Dustin Johnson is down at the same course, and he's like, Yeah, don't worry about Johnson like he's, like, fooled around all the time.
But I don't like now I look at him like, Well, it's Dustin Johnson.
He can fool around.
He could do whatever the hell he wants, but yeah, burgers have been a guy that I've kept my eye on for a while.
I know a lot of guys in the DFS sector.
They really, you know, like burger.
Because he's a guy that consistently gets himself into the top five top 10.
So, uh, the odds were pretty good on him.
If I'm not mistaken, I believe there's still a plus 3300.
So, you know, we'll $10 bet down there for people who don't give a crap about golf to make 330 bucks.
Why not? Right? And it called a lunch money Bet.
Yeah, I love those.
I absolutely love those.
Yeah, so, yeah, that's interesting.
And again, like I play golf, but I'm not gonna sit here and act like I'm a I'm a golf pro or, you know, knowledgeable anything about it like that.
We're just talking about NBA having to take a back seat with all the different sports. Go on.
Guess where golf is.
It's well below.
So we got that MLB.
Hit your bread and butter, hit your bread and butter.
But that's where they That's where we make our money.
So what everybody wants, right? Yeah.
So, MLB, I got three total place today, right? So this is gonna be an interesting day.
So, uh, first of all, we have an afternoon game which everybody can get involved with.
That's gonna be the Giants that the Mariners gonna go over nine on this.
One reason being the team totals for both teams are just jumping off the charge.
Mariners have a plus.
7 implied one total boost out there.
Now again, if you want to take a look at these yourself, you go.
Fantasy labs dot com is where I go to do this.
Uh, it's very, very simple to May.
I showed it to Paul one time he thought I gave him a mandarin website, but but yeah, so it was.
It was It was in Mandaric.
You can tell that That's how it came across to me.
In english. Oh, my bad.
So, yeah, that's gonna be a good spot right there.
Um, definitely wanna hop on that one early before it goes up to 9.5.
Because the line initially started 8.
5 and the implied run totals had a boost of over a run.
So you want to do that before it gets to 9.
5 to get there to nine? Um, you know Tyler Anderson against Marja Vicious today? That's just, you know, that's not the pitching matchup that you want to see if you're trying to take the under.
Uh, speaking of an under, I'm gonna be going with that one in the Cardinals Pirates game today.
Keep in mind, we're playing a PNC Park, one of the worst parts for offense in all of baseball.
But we got Dakota Hudson and Stephen brought going toe to toe against one another, another indication to where the implied totals also really, you know, dropping down for both sides.
So I'm gonna be going that rap.
And then again, I don't know.
I like it based on what the numbers say.
But if you don't wanna bet the over on a total of 11.
5, I don't blame you.
It's just, you know, this is this is where we're at right now.
But I'm going with the over 11.
5 with the Dodgers Rockies tonight.
Uh, you got Julio your IAS out there for the Dodgers tonight.
He's not a guy that's gonna give you a lot of innings.
But, you know, the one part of this match up is obviously with Kyle Freeland.
This guy has been having a rough go of it all season.
You know, Friedland, you know, one point was one of the best pitchers in baseball throw, you know, inducing such a low groundball rate.
And that just has not been the case this season.
He has been absolutely terrible.
So we're going with the Dodgers team when in 70% of their games.
Once again, these guys were just an absolute motor.
But I I have a feeling the Dodgers gonna put up close toe double digit runs tonight, so I really I really do like those ah lot right there.
So those air three picks for Walsh's winners, um, al will share that on our Twitter before the Games, which the first one, I think, was at four o'clock.
Also, if you again, it's it's at taking underscore sides.
Uh, that's where Al will will share his winners.
You can also follow me at Pauley Parlays and Al you can give yours because it's a tricky It's a tricky Trilli.
The exit where I live in New Jersey, uh dot G o T.
Walsh 14 a dot Walsh I used.
I used to go by the nickname a dot Walsh and, uh, just through the 14 I am there.
So shout out to my former radio show 14.
A sports, that's where that all came from.
But well, yeah, so we should have ourselves a nice little night tonight and the any bets that you're gonna be taken in in addition to the ones that we discussed, the big one is I'm on the under on Thursday Night football.
That's that's my That's my play of the day.
Um, it's a 43.5.
Like I said, I think it's ah, low scoring garbage Thursday night football game.
So hopefully I can watch your lightning close out.
The Islanders just enjoy my night.
Well, while we watch a terrible football indeed, indeed.
Now, I know we kind of Did you have anything for a week to NFL that you like jumping out at you? So the way that I go with my what's What's the word I'm looking for? The way I formulate my picks is I'll look at all the games and I'll try toe, make my own line.
So I did that and somehow I have a list of 11 games, which is not.
It's way too many, you know, like that I lean on on 11 games, is just it makes.
There's no way I could wait, so I got a narrow it down a bit more.
Um, I love the Niners minus seven against the Jets, because the Jets are a Dumpster fire.
I like the Bears against my giants, but I don't know if I can take it minus 5.5.
I might play that money line.
I think Daniel Jones look pretty good.
The Giant and mixed Robiskie.
He's the kind of guy that he puts a good game last week.
He could have the worst game on Earth this week, even though the Giants defense is a joke.
I like Seattle, and I like the Chiefs.
Also, Uh, I'll look at those money line, but that's first Look, I think those were my four favorite games.
What about you? So I haven't necessarily narrow down.
What? I like it, but I'll give you some insight as to what I think is pretty **** interesting.
Um, for one, the Rams jumped from another dog to a favorite now at Philly.
So that's certainly something that I'm gonna be monitoring.
Uh, you know, obviously the signs they're pointing towards rams looking pretty **** good and again, too.
If you look at that, that chart that I told you guys about on fantasy labs dot com What, you wanna do it? By the way? To find it, you just hover, hover the mouse over the sport that you want to see and, you know, just go to the Vegas on there and you'll find it there.
But looking at that right there, man, I'm seeing like the Rams got a 2.
8 point increase to the team total this week while the Eagles got a 1.
8 point decrease.
So that's a huge difference.
Right there again to this is a West Coast team companies for the one o'clock game.
I know that you said that you liked the Niners going against the Jets to it's something that we've been told we should be cognizant about, But guess what? I was looking over the last couple of years hasn't necessarily been the case.
Hasn't been really that much of a detriment and again to know fans in the stands, either.
So that's, you know, again, I think that that's more of an advantage there for the Rams.
I really like Jared Goff.
Anyway, I don't understand some of the hate that's on him, you know, Obviously getting paired with McVeigh is has been a career saver for that guy, but I'm really I'm really excited to see what they could do against Eagle.
So again, I don't know if I'm gonna pull the trigger on that yet.
It's just something that I've noticed again.
So the Bucks against the Panthers, It's so hard toe.
Maybe go with that 9.
5 just given, you know, the newness with Brady and the offense.
But **** it, man, I really like the way that that defense looked last week.
They were just strong swarm into the ball.
Uh, you know, I'd like to see a little bit more of a past trust. That's fine.
But the guys in the secondary, a lot of no name guys that, you know, to the public and just watching them against the Saints last week.
Like, really? Like every time Michael Thomas even, like, try to catch the ball, they were just, like, all over him.
So I'm really excited to see if they come back with that same sort of effort we two granted.
Look, I know that they gave up a lot of points in that game, but again, you got to remember Brady got the pick six and again to the Saints had just fantastic field position all day.
So, you know, don't let that final score be indicative of you know, what the bucks can do going forward.
Another line that really stood out to May.
Now, this is gonna be, uh, let me get all right.
Let me get to this for I know you said that you like the chiefs.
I like them a lot to I don't care about that eating a half.
I have absolutely zero confidence in Tyrod Taylor.
I just don't think that he's a good quarterback at all.
And again, when you put my home's against that type of quarterback, I'll take the chiefs all day, every day and three times on Sunday.
So I'm definitely going with the cheese.
The one line that really stuck out to May, and I really hope that we can get a showing before that is the Monday night game where you know, now, now, this is between the Saints and the Raiders.
But Mike Thomas is out, and somehow the same line went up.
Uh, they opened at 5.
5. They went up to six.
And again, the Raiders, they have such a good running game.
It's gonna be such a fantastic matchup because the Saints have one of the best run defense is.
But I do think that they're gonna be able to do enough on offense.
You know, if they got to spread it out, they could do that.
They've got some nice weapons, but I really think that the Raiders getting sick or the radio? Yeah, the Raiders getting six at home on Monday night is just That's way too much.
That's silly business.
Yeah, So I think we've We've run through this and given everybody a little preview of Week two.
I know that we're gonna think up before Sunday will be back on SportsCastr where we'll run through a whole hour of all of our week two picks.
We'll put it up on our Twitter taking underscore tides to inform all of our many future followers exactly when we'll be live.
Um, but you've gotten a into you know, our feeling is Thursday way.
I think we'll be back on Saturday.
Finalize our picks for students.
Yeah, this is This is exciting.
I'm glad you know we got the first show.
I don't want to stay out of the way, but I'm glad, you know, we got it under our belt.
We know what we're getting ourselves into.
And I think this is gonna be We're gonna have a lot of fun with this going forward.
You know, I've been really want to get back in the podcast game for so long, and yeah, Paul.
Want to mention that we both got beards.
It's gonna be wonderful, but yeah.
You know, again to I think you guys saw.
Look, we don't have to have the same **** opinion agree with each other all the time, so I think that's gonna be the kind of the trademark of this show.
You know where you're going to get both sides of the coin.
You know, it's It's whether you like me or Paul better.
Really? We could keep track of that.
How do we do that? We'll have, ah, like a like ometer on our Twitter where we'll just have a vote that's been there for all time.
Eyes it gonna be that they like us or that they like our picks that z off.
That's the case.
I think you're gonna win wholeheartedly in the pics.
I'll win the pics.
You'll like that. They like you.
Alright, folks, once again, you can find us on Twitter at taking on the score sides.
You could find me personally at 14 a dot Walsh and you could find Paul at game day fax there on Twitter.
Paul was a **** good initial show, and we'll be back over the weekend, folks.
Yeah, this is great.