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All right, so we are here on this Friday like we promised we would be.
Folks, we would never leave you in the dark like that.
But we got We got a very big Sunday slight coming up here.
And, of course, the NFL game there on Monday night.
It is going to be an absolute Bangla, as they say in the industry with the Chiefs visiting the Ravens.
And I'm glad that you've got Mr Larry Johnson.
Penn State, Mr One of the greatest follows on Twitter.
Larry Johnson there in the background.
So glad to see that.
And, uh, I was as unite there after that Thursday.
Paulie parlays played Paulie parlays last night.
There were like, three or four different bets that I like.
I know that on our last show with along with you.
I took the Jags minus three, but after doing some research, I completely flipped.
So I ended up parlaying the Dolphins plus 3.
5 because I realized the only way that they could possibly lose that game waas by a field goal.
So I'll win no matter what and might get second touchdown plus 1 50.
I think it paid like plus 2 38 to 37.
Whatever it waas um, once Kosecki caught the touchdown, it was it was just tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick When the game gonna end When begin gonna add How about you? You, uh, not so good.
Obviously ended up going there with the Jags money line, so I had to spend a little to lose a lot more.
But you know that that ends up being the case really did not have a lot of faith in Brian Fitzpatrick on a short week going on the road, but he ended up being fantastic.
I believe he completed his 1st 11 passes and after that it was just it was on and popping from there for the Dolphins.
The Jags, which really never got back into that game.
Uh, you know, dolphins get out the 14th and lead Jags come back with a quick touchdown.
But after that, it was just It was a rap from there.
So congrats on your victory there.
I will wallow in my defeat until hopefully tonight with the Tampa Bay Lightning could hopefully take a 3 to 1 lead on the Dallas Stars.
Yeah, we'll hit that later.
You could give us your pics we could talk about, uh, you potentially winning a family cup? No.
My God, I I hope to be getting fitted for a ring on our next show next show.
I'm trying to fix this right now.
Does that work? No, it's not.
Um all right, so I'm gonna put the pink had funds on, see what happens.
Oh, I love the pink headphones.
Its's breast cancer Awareness Month, everywhere here on the taking side shop.
So I think these air Great, They they sound fantastic.
I don't hear anything.
It's okay if you got pink headphones.
I got my girls yoga mat in the background that I see over here.
So you know where into our best best for Sunday.
Now I know that you and I had a little bit of Yeah, I got you.
Echoes Gone, baby.
So I know that we had a little bit of controversy with our Seahawks Cowboys pick on Wednesday's show, Apparently at the 42 minute mark.
I say that I agree to take the Cowboys in a money line.
Bet fans, but I don't know how that happened.
I must have just been getting you to death.
But that will certainly not be the case for our take a side.
Uh, to switch, we can update take a side where you can have the points.
How many points do you need for your your and you know what? I'll take the Lord the stack of that.
All right, so So both both take a side this week.
You're you're on the plus points.
All right, let's I'm on Seattle.
You're on Dallas and the other one is, uh, you took the New York football giants again.
Prisco 40 Niners plus 4.
5 for your underdogs, and we'll see if my favorite can come through.
And yeah, so I actually placed my giants, but today I had to buy up a little, little more to go toe 4.
5, which, you know, it was like a It was like a eight or $10 difference.
I was like, What the hell? Let's make it 4.5.
Uh, the Niners want to get that 17 to 13 win.
I'm all for that, Paul.
Yeah, that's that's great. I love it.
It's Ah, yeah, I don't know.
Like I don't I just don't see it.
We talked about it. I know.
Like I know it's Nick Mullins instead of Jimmy Garoppolo.
I know that they're not gonna have their starting running back in most of their backup in Tevin Coleman.
Um, boast is out.
It's pot Dee Ford possibly know Kettle.
The Giants were just so bad they'll find like I'm like, a What's it called when I'm just like that? Were the pessimist.
No, I'm not even like I'm that that I feel like I'm a jet fan even though I'm a giant fan.
That's how that's like where I'm at at this point, which is so sad because the Giants were a great organization and now the last few years it's been gross and terrible.
Look, we'll see, uh oh.
Being like a Niners, we're gonna win by three.
And I'll just be like, Oh, come on.
No, that look, that the number is important here, you know? I mean, I think a lot of times when we talk about betting games, we you know, it's kind of just like with the Dallas Seattle one, you know, part of the cool.
The beautiful part of it is getting points, you know? So that certainly is.
That's a lot of it.
I think when we just talk about these games, you know, we say with today it matches the head with the red in the background.
I just realized that.
So I'm like, Come on, that's the best thing.
I just think that yeah, we tend toe in our heads Say, Oh, this team may win.
This team may win when in fact, we're getting some points and it's just a beautiful situation, So I'm certainly gonna be banking on that with the Giants this week.
What? And then we kind of wanted to talk about our best bets here for Sunday.
So why don't you Why don't you continue this train rolling here? So as you know, and our listeners air learning I and the King of money lines.
So looking at the slate this weekend, there's about I'm wavering on the fifth.
So there's four games that I'm willing to take with the spread, so it's clear that those would be my best bets.
I'm probably going to parlay them, which means one of them will lose its question.
Of which one cause parleys are for suckers, even though they somehow work for me, it doesn't make any sense like, but so let's run through there.
There's two at one oclock, the Browns minus seven.
I think that the football team is terrible.
I can't help but laugh.
It's just still ****ing go there.
Look, Antonio Gibson looks like he might be.
Haskins has proven he's not.
And quarterback play is what wins these games.
I'm sadly, I'm relying on Baker Mayfield, but the Browns have way too much talent.
They'll win that game and I think they win handily, which is why I'm willing to six almost pulled out a miraculous victory over Seattle last week.
They, um, make you just I'm not betting against Bill Belichick to lose two weeks in a row.
It's just it's not gonna have, so the paths will win that game.
I just wondered by how much, Um so those are the 21 o'clock games that I would consider.
Maybe I'll just put those two together.
But then, at four o'clock, the Cardinals minus 5.
5 Cardinals were my favorite game last week against the hapless football team.
I love them again this weekend.
Kyler Murray looks.
If it wasn't for Russell Wilson, he'd be in the M V P conversation The DeAndre Hopkins pick up.
You know, it's just added another dimension to their team.
E think they end up three, you know, and we'll cover the 5.5.
And then I'm riding Justin Herbert and the Chargers.
Hey, look good enough last week, I know he raided out terribly, but the Chargers at minus 6.5.
They're they're just the better team there.
They have just too many good pieces to not win that game, and I think they could win by a touchdown.
And the Panthers obviously lost Christian McCaffrey.
Their defense is so bad that I think Keenan Allen runs all over them.
That the Chargers will win by at least two touchdown.
So run through that.
Chargers minus 6.
5 over the Carolina Panthers Cleveland Browns over the Washington football team minus seven.
New England Patriots over the Las Vegas Raiders minus six.
And the Cardinals over the Detroit Lions minus 5.5.
Those will be my four best bet for weeks.
What about what about you There, your mind or do you in your own? Uh, well, one we're definitely gonna agree on.
That's the Patriots over the Raiders.
I'm gonna for she is gonna be tough.
I you know, just looking. Maura.
Maura, the game.
I feel like something will pop up where? You know the patriots don't cover.
Now, I I got the game of 5.
5, which I'd much rather taken that six.
So if I if I very well do end up doing it Look, I I think the patriots were gonna win, so if we're gonna talk about best bets, it would be a Moneyline situation.
I've kind of been toying around with some possible parleys where I could just dio Yes, I've been diving into your line of work but taking the Patriots with a, uh, you know, maybe like a cardinals, Or you know, somebody else that could get that wind.
Whereas that that minus 2 50 Moneyline or, you know, wherever people are gonna find it, it won't be as big of a burden.
Uh, you know, perhaps I could buy some points down, but I and again, I haven't really looked at it, but I believe that they're gonna It's gonna be very expensive to bring that to, like, a four or something along those lines.
So again, I got to do a little more digging in on the game, but I'm probably gonna go patriots minus 5.5.
You know, when the when the days all said and done eso That's certainly one that I want to take a look at.
Um, My goodness, why am I lose and losing where I'm at here? Paula Patriots.
We, uh we talked about it the other day.
Zack gave us that great stat.
I don't exactly remember it.
So when the Patriots have the rest advantage, which they do in this game, they have won 52% of the games.
But then the they've covered, actually.
So 80 s, it was 52% and then the But they're straight up.
They won like 80 something percent.
If I'm remembering correctly, you remember when he I could pull up the staff? But that's why I might lean with you where you you just take the money line and you're you're gonna win.
Maybe Sprinkle the pats minus the points as well.
But in your, you know, rock solid lock catch money.
Yeah, the game that I was losing my mind that was gonna think about pairing them up with the Titans money lines.
So bring the two of them together.
Kind of make it a, you know, a decent situation there.
So that's that's the idea.
That was our guest.
Best bet, which we got from Zach on Episode two of taking sides.
He has been on the Titans since the schedule came out seemingly over the Vikings.
Way Talked about it was that the Vikings have.
If they lose this game, their season's over and they're at home, you know, s Oh, that's why that's the shot I'll give them.
But the Titans air on my list of places.
All right, Another one.
We're gonna go with the total here in the one o'clock window.
I'm actually putting it in as we speak, because I don't want this to go in the higher, but I really like the over in the Cincinnati Philly game.
So the reason being that we got here, of course.
You know, we talked about this a lot, but the Eagles just don't face a lot of running attempts, and that's fine.
You know, that's gonna be great for the over because number one look, you're either throwing the ball and moving it forward or you're throwing an incomplete pass and stopping the clock, which means that we have more time to put points on the board.
So I'm always gonna be going with that.
And I just really like the Eagles offense this week.
Granted, you know they lost Reagor to an injury, but there's really some fantastic opportunities for the shown Jackson toe bus deep this week.
So if you're playing d efs, think about sticking him in the lineup.
I'm sure you know it's funny.
I used to be show into the DFS game that now I'm just whatever, like I kind of throw it to the side.
And I'm sure people like, Yeah, bro, we know. We know.
So, you know, for whoever is not in there, think about that one.
But I really like the Eagles offense to get off the schneid this week again.
You can run the ball on this Bangles defense, so I think Bio Sanders gets off the bricks.
Uh, you know, they get that moving with the first downs and everything like that.
I think that was borough in a nice little come from behind situation.
Where? Off course they're gonna throw now.
They just gotta throw.
Gotta throw. Gotta throw.
So I saw it at 46 at one spot yesterday.
46 a half on draftkings late.
It's at 47 right now, So we're gonna buy down here 46 a half, but I really like the over in that game.
I think the two sides are both gonna put some points up mainly the Eagles, but should be a fun game in Philly nonetheless.
Yeah, he s so you.
So you love Philly? Yeah.
I don't want to say I like the over the over.
It was the best bet.
Okay, um, just because, like, uh, I just can't there.
I don't know how to explain it.
There, there, steaming Lee.
They're good, but then they're not good and they're just terrible.
And it's just like, What do you guys doing? You should be winning these games.
And I'm starting to question Carson Wentz now, which I've never done before, where it's amazing to me that they're not winning these games and that they blew that week one game against the football team where now my mind is somehow saying the Bengals might win this game where I'm like, What am I doing? They I mean, And you're not wrong because, you know, the line did started 6.5 of the Bangles.
5 there and all the way down the 4.
So things there certainly trending in their direction.
I just think you know a lot of Look, we're getting borough who's got extra rest, right? That's certainly gonna help.
Well, like plenty of weapons to throw the ball to for selfish fantasy purposes.
I got to see my boy mixing start getting involved a little more like this is a perfect opportunity to do in the passing game, so I just I just think, points we're going out for sure.
I totally understand that.
Makes makes a lot of sense, and but it's just I don't know.
I'm almost like I'm disappointed, like in the Eagles.
Oh, yes, you should be as you should be.
And I'm just realizing that right now it's It's I think it's because they killed.
They thought, you know, they killed me in week one, and it was just sort of like Kelle nicht knocked me out of two **** Survivor.
Yeah, but that that shouldn't be like the way that we're thinking.
That shouldn't happen one week.
Well, I still think they can win the NFC East.
Yeah, go down on them right now, but points or points, it's gonna happen.
I'm starting to Sean in a in a fantasy league where he's he's gotten better through week one up to a week to they say they're gonna increase his his targets and his reps, Um and Al Sean finally got on the field.
I don't know if he's gonna play, but that could make a huge difference.
Just if he plays well, also really help the Eagles.
You know, part of it to eagles that own to like, it should get off the pot time, you know, like, they gotta have a good performance.
And why not against the Bangles.
****. Or get off the pot.
I'm out Last night.
I played since then.
That's a great start to the bazaar.
After tennis, we sat in, we were watching the Thursday night game, and I said to the guys I was with, we were having a conversation and I said, **** or get off the pot.
Neither of the people I was with knew what that meant.
I was fascinated and that you just said it makes me so happy.
I didn't make it up, like, because then they start joking.
They're like, they're like, you like Cooper. Get off the path.
Yeah, like, you know, the saying is **** or get off the pot.
You have to know what it means.
Yeah, And even if you don't know what it means, figure it out in, like, five seconds.
You know, like, I'm not gonna I'm not gonna say I'm not gonna say the what it is for the acronym, but I am flabbergasted by how many people don't know what a what is right.
Like I had no idea, right? And then I just let my girlfriends like.
Do you know what a whop it and I just took five seconds.
Knew that cardi b was in the song.
And I was like, Oh, yeah, bro, like, of course, you know, like it wasn't lost on me at all.
What does it mean? Way? Well, no, no, we're done.
Uh, well articulated pie, of course. Yes.
That one works in a couple of ways because of that, uh, one of my favorite, uh, movies in high school.
Wow. I just aged myself.
I love American.
I actually saw that with my father, which awkward.
But my dad is kind of awkward toes, so Okay, your dad, if Eugene Levy he is, but yeah, he basically is.
Let Z keep it rolling.
Are you? Are you You're gonna add the titans to your best bet list? Or is that just something that you know we reserve for Zach and the rest of the guys? that flurry they were at first and like, similar to how I flip flopped last night and ended up taking the Dolphins.
I'm not flip flopping, but I'm just not as strong on it.
You know, like they're in my like, my there in my second tier, where I have the Titans, the Steelers, the Bucks, the Seahawks.
Okay, where that's I'm trying to figure out if I put the Titans in in to make it a five team or do I put the Steelers into? I put the Bucks in and I'm thinking I just make it a four team er and maybe put an extra unit or two on it rather than add the extra team to get the juice e.
It is where I'm at at this point, but it just the Vikings air so bad.
Yeah, but desperation again is a huge thing.
And all of these Oh, in two teams, if we take the last five years of O and two teams coming into week three, they wanted to 7% of the game.
Well, I was expecting a little more, but I would you take Wouldn't you take that every week.
So we can blindly bet all the O in two teams this week.
Oh, no, not the Jets, but they'll be on the 43 Lloyd.
But that's why I'm hesitant with the Steelers and the Titans because they're playing going to teams.
So when I saw that stat, I'm like, there's a 50 50 shot that they're gonna lose actually instead of win.
So that's why my like best bet parlay has no teams playing other Oh, and two teams.
And again, to we we talked about it on Wednesday.
The Texans air, uh, there a faux Owen to team playing the Chiefs and the Ravens right at the gate.
They're very similar to the Dolphins.
Everybody thought the Dolphins weren't good, but it was because of their schedule.
And you look at the the Jaguars.
They were favored in that game, and they were, If that was week one, instead of we three Dolphins would have been favored by six or seven.
And because we saw the optics of week one and two, it changed the line by essentially 10 points which is enormous.
Where I was happy that I did the research.
I did and didn't go with my gut because my gut saw the Jaguars being good.
But the numbers that otherwise which is why ultimately I took the Dolphins and got that Kosecki touchdown.
You talk smack about him.
So But we said he could have one of those games that he did? Yes, for sure.
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And here's the canopy that he brought.
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All right, I've got I'm probably gonna go little a little unexpected for one of my best plays, but I think it's gonna be the Broncos with this plus 6.5.
I've seen a couple of people.
I've seen a couple of people, Uh, you know, putting some serious money down the Broncos here.
This Look, this has all to do with the home field advantage for the Broncos up in the altitude.
And again, I don't think they're gonna come away with win in this game, but keeping it under 6.
5 It's certainly possible I've talked on Wednesday.
Talked about Brady just massive struggles in Denver.
But again, there's still a new Tampa Bay team kind of getting to know each other.
They beat up on a really bad Carolina defense last week, but this I think this this game is just gonna be a battle.
Probably see 2017 Tampa Bay victory, but taking taking the Broncos with some points here. Not a bad idea.
Plus, if you want to put this in a parlor to maybe buy some points up to 7.
5, that's not the worst idea in the world either.
But the Broncos were gonna surprise some people this week and keep the game close.
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all right where we're headed next on our on our Friday journey Friday.
I mean, obviously, you know, we talked about Cowboys Seahawks at the beginning of the show.
I think the cowboys gonna cover that.
I'm like, I'm in on the underdogs this week, man, I'm taking in.
Didn't work out so well for me a week one.
But, you know, they got they got some making up to do to your boy.
I mean, we've We've run through most of the the Sunday slate where Let's get to Monday Night Football.
The greatest game that could possibly occur.
This is amazing.
The NFL is brilliant.
Week three, Monday Night Football.
You're defending champion Kansas City Chiefs at the Baltimore Ravens, arguably the best teams in football.
Let's let's not even argue they are.
We have the Baltimore Ravens minus three.
5 on some books, depending where you get it on the over.
Where are you sitting on this game now? It's so tough because I see like pretty much all the all the money heading tour and the good money, Not not the **** money heading toward the Ravens.
So, like, of course, your mind just kind of drifts that way initially.
But that was the A F C championship with the Patriots pulled off, pulled off the win, their narrow head.
But, uh, this this is just E This is fantastic.
Let me ask you something First, would you rather have this game in Week three or later on down the road in this season for what Thio like for our for our viewing pleasure? I love that.
It's right now, right now. All right.
I think we're in the middle of a pandemic.
E o bring us closer together.
Bye bye week, Like 14.
I'm you start like, not that I tune out.
But year, if you're knocked out of your survivor league or your your fantasy team isn't doing well, you have less reason to watch.
Yeah, that's why I love it in Week three.
It's so good for the NFL.
It's so good for people for watchers that we're gonna be able to watch the best of the best on Monday night.
So I think it's I think it's great, like I'm I think people will stay up on Monday night and watch that game vs.
Normally, you go to sleep, you check the box score in the morning.
No, I mean, but to be through the roof for that game. I agree.
So unfortunately, you know how the NFL does where they kind of suck with the profits, you know, early on in the week or whatever.
Well, of course, for the Monday night game, we don't have them at your main books.
Your draftkings, your fanduel.
But on points that they do have some pretty interesting plays here.
We could see, you know.
So the number Let's let's start with the quarterbacks.
Right? Because we got the last two MVPs of the NFL that we're talking about here.
So you've got the profits for their passing yards.
Uh, Patrick Mahomes at 2.
88 a half and you got Lamar Jackson it to 40.5.
Which one of those do you think is? Ah, little more attainable.
I'll take my homes.
I think they're gonna be behind.
Thus he'll throw a little more.
I'll take the over on the homes there.
I really like that.
Um, just because Mahomes as a dog, he is brilliant.
Um, how many times in Pat Mahomes career do you think he's been an underdog so far.
I gotta think maybe two or three.
Really? You know, his record against the spread in those games? I gotta imagine.
60 with two pushes. Okay.
Oh, yeah, I forgot the Rams one.
The Rams Monday, 19 years ago.
But that's so that's why I like the over on the homes and I like the chiefs plus 3.5.
I think if they do lose the game, they'll lose by a field goal. Yeah.
5 is really The three is really the key number, obviously 3.
See that to me is interesting because, you know, there it wouldn't go there if it possibly, you know, it wasn't a good reason, right? Like if people just saw three, they're like ****, man.
You know, maybe we could even get 2.
Bring this, you know, bringing some or money here on the Ravens, but to see it go to 3.5.
I feel like it's kind of telling, um, you know, I always kind of have this rule with like like, if a home team, for instance, like, obviously, you're gonna get that three, no matter what.
So like, if a home team is at 2.
All right, maybe there's something a little wrong with them in this game on the other foot.
I see that. Go 3.5.
I'm like, Okay, I think I think we've got something special here, So I'm gonna be I'm not.
I don't love that profit for Lamar Jackson at 2.
5, I will say, if we could, we ended up getting like, a total yardage.
You know where we get to run because I think he's gonna be a lot more effective in the run game.
Then he is in the past game against the Chiefs.
That's just my personal opinion.
But I would I would really like to see if we could get, like, a total on that yesterday on us odds.
By the way, I rode up the James Robinson uh uh, brushing plus receiving like the first play.
The first play of the Jags offense.
He gets like a quarter of it right there.
So that was brilliant.
Um, but yeah, I'm gonna look for one of the combo prop bets on Lamar Jackson.
We've got to go this way.
But yes, with those two crops gun to my head.
Mahomes over Jackson under. Sure.
Looking at the running backs, it's a little weird because for whatever reason, points that has Gus Edwards in there as opposed to J.
You know that Z that's their prerogative.
That's fair enough.
But looking at take the under no matter what.
Well, you can't on these.
So points that has, uh you know.
So for instance, Mark Ingram, he's got started, you know? And it goes so on and so on.
But let's take 100.
Yeah, well, it has to get upto or what is it to get 25 plus rushing yards gets the odds on that one there, Paul Plus 2500, uh, minus 12. 50.
But it z No, it's clearly a nuance there, but I will not risk 12 15.
Yeah, You can't.
I wanna light Thio.
Now here's here is where it gets kind of interesting, right? So you Mark Ingram, his rushing your profits start at the 25.
You know, 25 yard threshold for Clyde Edwards.
Hilaire He starts at the 50.
So they're saying for Clyde over Tulare, they get minus 2 86 on that.
So whereas Edwards and Ingram have that that that barometer, I guess from 25 to 100 Edward Teller is there at 50 to 125.
So you think Points bet.
Trying to tell us maybe ce ancient for a big night.
And that means that the Chiefs will win.
Alright, fair enough.
It's the running back is gonna get all those yards.
That would typically mean the Chiefs are ahead.
Otherwise Mahomes is just gonna air it out.
Tyreek Hill is gonna have a big game.
Kelsey is gonna have a big game.
Sammy Watkins will drop at least two passes, and you know, we'll see how it goes.
But this game is gonna come down to the fourth quarter. It's gonna be awesome.
And I'm super excited for it.
This is like you wish you could have a party or like, people over on Monday night.
But it's just not you can I mean, you can. Sure.
There's just a lot of I'm, you know, because here in Bayonne were a little, you know, we're right in there next to each other.
Sir, you have to stay under the 10 person threshold.
You have to socially distance.
Come over all that we say This is the two of us.
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I got, I got allergies, I got tested.
I'm your boy is negative.
Your boy Negative.
That's what I want.
My new nickname.
Debate for the show, Joe boy.
Remember how at the office I was your boy, Franklin with the ping pong? Uh huh.
Let's have like, we should have a taking sides ping pong tournament because you find on different sides.
I really miss Ping Pong.
I haven't played ping pong in a very long time.
Now I wonder if is that good? Like for if you're I've been playing a bunch of tennis, so I Yes, Ping Pong would work, too. It's just less distancing.
You're playing adult ping Pong.
Yes, correct adult adult ping pong with big with big, fuzzy yellow.
All right, let's get Let's get to another property here because I think this one's very interesting, possibly very telling two.
So Total touchdowns over.
Okay, so then points that has the line at 6.
5 here show over.
5 touchdowns gets you, plus one of six on the odds under minus 1 36.
How surprised are you by that? The over under's 55? Yeah, you have to take the over on that problem.
Is it? Is it, like, completely mind boggling to you that this the this game didn't have the highest total of the week? Because it's, you know, because the Ravens defense is so good.
Yeah, it's the highest total.
The week is usually two teams with really bad defense is with good enough offense.
You you have the best defense in the league against the best offense in the league, so it evens out.
And then I think the Ravens offense is better than the chief's defense.
So that's why we're at the number we're at, but what? They're off by a point of the highest over under.
It's not like it's not like it's their 456 points less e think it's a point, maybe half a point, isn't it? 55 a half? 54.
Whereas you got Dallas Seattle of 57 you got Detroit Arizona at 55 a half.
So, yeah, it's like a point and a half.
It's nothing like that. That's not crazy.
I'm just saying from so that that touchdown Prop says we take the over on that.
But that's also making me think that we might take the under on the over under.
Yeah, because, and again to my lineage, my lineage of thinking here was that holy **** like this isn't the highest total.
So people would just and already they have.
They've jumped all over, be over.
I mean, who the hell wants to be the stick in the mud betting the under with Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson going head to head against one another, But I guarantee it lands on like 53 or 52 or something stupid like that.
If the numbers 55 in Atlanta. 54.
And that's the field goal.
At the end of the game, we're going to get a double drunk for 54 or it's good for you seven.
You know, it's a very I'm glad you're talking about Field.
And where you got two of the best kickers.
Not only two of the best kickers accuracy, but two of the best kickers from 50 plus.
So, you know, that obviously could play a factor into it.
Um, you know, do these two teams even wanna go for field goals against one another and fear of missing out on that touchdown? I mean, so much **** to dissect with this game.
I mean, this is better than the Super Bowl right here.
You got any fun? Kicker props with Tucker and Bucker.
Let's see if we got anything there's in the league.
At this point, I would say Okay.
I mean, the bucker e might pronouncing his name Harrison Bucker.
The last week he didn't nail it once he nailed it three times. Yeah.
Hey, did it three times.
And like nothing, the third one was the most accurate of the threat.
where these guys were so good.
That's such a hard thing to do.
I love the like machismo.
Guys were like I could do this.
They couldn't hit a 22.
Oh, my God, is I can't hit the extra wall.
Well, the old extra point, maybe, but yeah, the new one forget about it like that's just not happening.
No way I can hear 33 yards will go.
I have to hit it perfectly and I give me Give me 10 shots.
I might maybe one.
What do you think? All right, so I have.
Recently, I was at the Atlantic City Beer Festival a couple of years ago, and they had the field goal kicking.
Surprisingly, I was better in the George Bland, a way of kicking with the straight on instead of going with, like the three steps back into to the left like that's tough because then you gotta, like, get it in like the cup of your foot, almost where you also wearing steel toe timberland.
That was very flip lost.
I I don't even think shoes matter.
It's It's such a tough kicking thing.
But, uh, I also was I was I always had good hand eye coordination, but terrible feet ball coordination like I would be the goalie in soccer because I can't kick the ball.
So that's why I have no shot.
Your big roller.
Roll it out, todo You know what I'll do? I'll hold hold for you, and you can do the kicking.
See, the whole thing is interesting because you feel like you're gonna get your god**** finger kicked off the entire time, right? But surprisingly, if you don't have an idiot kicking the ball, then you'll be just fine.
Yeah, so then I can't have you kicking the ball.
Yeah, I'm sorry.
I'm gonna have to go up to t.
I could pump pretty well, but that's it.
See, I feel like to probably one of the most underrated positions in sports.
Is the field goal holder.
Think about that.
Getting that ball and then trying to, like, spin it during the broadcast like we're talking about a seven terror.
We're talking about Ray Finkle.
ITT's all in baby.
Ask Tony remote how he feels about that man.
That's just absolutely brutal.
But that was Tony Romo that Z like define his career one.
And we've got Cowboys Seahawks this weekend in the same stadium.
You think he's broad? Is he on the broadcast team that he's on? And I just saw it like a couple of minutes before we started, but he's on Raiders Patriots with Nance.
Is he? Is he not allowed to do know how old I was? I think like one of his first games was a cowboy game, and they, like, gave him a standing O and everything.
He's really good like, I didn't think I was gonna like him as a broadcaster.
But he's He's so good.
It's hysterical when he calls the play before it happens, It just shows how brilliant these quarterbacks are.
I I really like Brian Greasy, who's been doing it for Monday night on the theoretic is good.
Theoretic Luis Rid**** is very good, too.
Yeah, yeah, Brian Griese, already very good.
X Lions running back Brian Greasy, former Tampa Bay Buccaneer.
Great, but yeah, he's been fantastic on the calls.
Former Denver Broncos great former Michigan Wolverine.
Yeah, all right.
So any other, any other sides here on the on the Chiefs Ravens game.
You want to kick off our take? I like I said, I like the Chiefs plus 3.
5 and I have no idea what's happening with the over under the car.
I think if you have any more props we could we could run through those or give me your give me your sides.
Give me your over under equipped eso.
So, what I've got here on Draftkings you got Ravens 3.
5 over under 54.
I kind of want to see if that over just goes toe like a completely like absurd number.
Like something like 57 58 something like that.
If people just start hammering it late on Monday because Holy shot, like something outrageous like that, I wouldn't mind taking the under.
I kind of like I kind of feel again, just this not being the highest total game off the week.
I kind of feel like it is going to go under where it is already.
So I'm interesting to see.
I'm interested to see where this total ones up.
Yeah, The Thursday night total moved almost seven points you got it early in the week.
It was, like, 41 a half Where then you you you would feasibly win if you took the over.
But then by the end of the week, it was about around 48 where it ended up between those.
So it completely depended where you got that number.
And what was the final score? 31 13.
He ended up coming to think it was 46 points.
It was right in between. Okay.
Yeah, I think 44 is what? I saw it open that.
So even one second.
Good for them, man.
I was with the interception late and everything so good on them.
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All right, let's get into some of this NBA Finals madness.
Uh, Miami Heat tonight could be closing this game out are closing this serious that sorry up.
3 to 1 on the Celtics tonight.
I actually saw from that mistaking MBA has been the sport.
I've been paying attention to the least.
Sorry, but we got three sports going on, so I'm sorry we got four sports going on, so somebody's got to take a hit.
But Celtics treated halfway favorites tonight.
A little shocked about that, you know that.
I've been on the Celtics, this whole Siri's where I look like an idiot.
Um, well, it's it's farm or things, but car that I look like an idiot Informal e mean the Celtics of the least of your problems.
I kind of agree, but I wouldn't be surprised if the Celtics do come out and win the game tonight.
Then the Heat will feasibly take it in Game six.
If the Celtics get hot the next two games and it goes to seven, then I'll look like a genius, but for taking them down, 01 and down 02 to win the Siri's.
But the you know when Tyler hero is putting up these games like, What are you supposed to do? You know it's not even Jimmy and Bam.
It's hero putting up this absurd game where the way that I looked at the Siris was the Celtics had all the closers and Tatum and Jalen Brown and Kemba and the Heat on Lee had Jimmy.
But when a guy like Tyler hero is just having these outlandish, absurd games, that's the difference where I do like the Celtics tonight to at least push it to six.
Um, but the Heat look like they could beat anybody.
And it's even just the way they play, where when they're on and they hit those threes, that's the advantage, cap, right? Look at the the odds to win the championship.
We have the Lakers minus 3 30 who are now up 31 against the Nuggets.
The Heat are plus 3 50 Celtics, Air plus 1400 the Nuggets or plus 36.
Well, I think the Lakers air going to win.
They're just LeBron is so good and a D is the perfect running mate for him at this point in his career.
But the Onley value I see of those four teams is the Celtics.
But they could get knocked out tonight.
Yeah, Well, I think you know plenty of value based on the fact that they're favored by 3.5 tonight.
You know, like you're getting You're getting halfway there, you know? But what you're talking about, this is like a $10 but not something you know, You're gonna, you know, for a good, hard earned money yet lunch money, as you like to say, but yeah, I I think if there is an angle, that's certainly it.
You know, uh, I don't see Denver doing the same thing.
Like if they come back from 33 ones, you know, just put the whole **** team in the Hall of Fame.
If you like the heat tonight.
I was just gonna say there's, ah, bet on fanduel sports, but correct.
But then why wouldn't you just take the game? It's plus 1 28.
You're better off okay.
Yeah, I was just gonna say Oh, I like this.
And then I'm like, Wait, I don't know if I like this.
Hey, look, man, it's still It's still a comeback season for the oddsmakers too, you know, Yeah, I I do like, uh, Miami Heat for two because that would mean that the Celtics win tonight, plus 2 60.
That's that's a nice a nice little futures bet where I could get I could get the Heat winning the series 42 plus 2 60 also take the Celtics to win the syriza plus 3 90.
I'll hedge against myself.
And when something that's not bad, that's not bad.
It off that that works all around.
So, uh, Lakers taking care of business last night, making this a 31 series lead.
Uh, do you think they wind up closing out tomorrow night? I dio I think that LeBron will have a LeBron game where he puts up almost a triple double and they close it out.
The Nuggets? Yes, they've come back from 31 twice in the bubble, but I just don't see it happening again.
Um, I think a lot will also depend on if the heat close it out tonight.
If the heat close it out tonight, the Lakers will 100% win tomorrow.
If the Celtics win, then I give the Nuggets a tick.
Better chance just because the way that LeBron is and his mindset is he's is to close it out and win for one.
Where I bet you that LeBron is Aziz rooting hard for the Celtics? Yeah, for sharp.
Look, he's the oldest guy out there.
You wouldn't know it by looking at him, but he's got He's got a lot of tread on those tires.
Yeah, it's amazing just how many, obviously the street was broken last year, you know, put the Lakers out, but not last year, Whatever.
But yeah, his first season is the lake, or just not, you know, you know, have that break.
I'm sure he might look at it a different way, but for his body, I'm sure thank him for all those years of hard work and going to the finals and everything, but, um, yeah, I This is probably a situation like they've seen the Nuggets come back from these 2321 serious deficits they like no, like, were shot in the **** down real quick.
You are not allowed to do that.
So Lakers favored by six tomorrow night.
Um, I think I think that's a number that they could definitely get.
Yeah, I mean they They did it last night.
I think that they could do it.
They could do it tomorrow.
I think that we saw LeBron being the closer by defending Jamal Murray, which was unusual switch.
But that's what he does.
He's taking on their best player and he shuts you down.
That's the difference between him and anybody else.
He can guard your best player one through five, even at his at his age, you know, having um a d Having Dwight having JaVale McGee is very helpful is well, you know, having those three guys behind you just block shots and is great for him.
And I truly think the biggest difference with the Lakers is Raison Rondo.
Yeah, that's he's my favorite point guard.
He is a true point guard.
He can't shoot for ****.
So I think we've talked about this before.
But like when people always say to you, like you know, who would you compare yourself to? Is a basketball player That's make That's Rhonda Just pushing.
I can't shoot for ****.
I got like, this weird spin thing going on in my rotation, but I could run the court.
I could pass like a rebound.
I just I'm just not a good shooter, but I love facilitating in basketball.
It's my favorite thing.
Just taking that rebound and, like zooming the ball the **** all the way up the court.
And then, like, All right, where is everybody now? Let's go.
That is Rajon Rondo.
So I can't half court now like that's Child's play.
I need a full court game.
I'm excited to see that one day.
Yeah, I'll take your best on from the neighborhood out there in Long Island. Let's go.
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But, of course, we got to start with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the obscure sports market over here, they are not obscure.
It is very obscure.
Nobody cares about hockey, especially now that football star E.
But like a quarter of the population even knows what hockey is, right? Like nobody knows what it offsides is.
And even fewer people can ice skate without hanging onto the side boards.
All right, that's just this is the society that we live in today.
But okay, I agree with you during the regular season.
Yeah, the hockey regular season I cannot get into the hockey playoffs is the best playoff by far.
You know there are.
If our listeners out there don't watch the hockey playoffs, you have to watch the hockey playoffs.
Yeah, Final tonight.
Tonight is game before.
Al Walsh is a Tampa Bay Lightning fan.
So watch for Al and get on that bandwagon.
I'm actually having some people over tonight for the game.
The ladies going out, she's going.
You're you're inviting all the listeners I think again.
The ladies going out in Hoboken tonight with her friends.
So it's like me, the dog and the neighborhood.
Just watching the lightning again.
It's gonna be a fantastic, uh, George will bring you good luck.
He loves the lightning.
He's a big vasilevskiy fan, the goaltender.
But we're up to one in this series tonight.
And of course, you know, going with the lightning again, I just think they're gonna win this series out.
But it was such a big moment for them.
Just you know, there were talks that he could come back at some point throughout the Siri's.
And look, Tampa Bay's power playing has looked like total crap times.
But they didn't even really need him that much on the power play.
They just got it done early against the Stars.
But Stamkos scores on his first shot back from from injury.
He hadn't played, uh I guess it was.
February 25th was his first game before Game three of the finals.
Right there he comes down scores on the right wing and and, like you could just say, you know, all the replays with the team.
You know, just just like they were so freaking happy for This is their captain right there.
Oh, Captain, my captain.
But he comes back scores on the first shot gives the lightning of two nothing lead.
And you know him on the power play is really what helps this team is was really what's going to help this team.
Now, what is interesting is that Friday or tonight, and tomorrow is game four and five.
So you're gonna have the first time in a very, I think, since the black and white TV era that two games will be played on back to back nights in the NHL seemed like a final.
So it will be interesting to see how much they use them tonight because, you know, you know, if you're in a clinching situation, you obviously want your captain in the lineup.
So again, I still think that, you know, this team is clicking on all cylinders right now.
Dallas is a great story.
Don't get me wrong.
The guy could job in hey, played fantastic in game one of this series.
Absolutely stood on his head, made the game, you know, a lot more in favor of Dallas, but he just can't do that for the rest of He can't do it enough times to be the Lightning in this series.
So I'm taking them 31 tonight and then I'm taking them again on Saturday and we're raising cuffs on Saturday night.
Paul, I can't wait.
I was gonna ask is the is the back to back? A reason to think the two teams will split the next two games because score on Fanduel Sports book.
You have Tampa Bay Lightning four winning 41 plus 1 50 or Camper Bay Lightning winning for two plus 2 20.
I'm thinking they split the next two games, so three to lightning that close it out for two and then I love the plus 2 20 odds because that's the only way you're getting any reasonably good odds on the Lightning, who I do think will win this Siri's right now there minus 5 50 to win the Stanley Cup there, minus one from 65 on the game tonight, and I'm sure it will be very much the same tomorrow.
Yeah, now that's certainly all right, so here's where it could definitely happen.
So if Tampa Bay comes out tonight on puts up another huge game.
Dallas could very well end up going.
Thio Mike Smith, the former Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender, right? And it was funny because he was the guy.
He was the guy that was supposed to be the starter for Dallas going into the playoffs on then.
Cordovan just had a couple of good games in that Calgary, Siri's and, you know, just took it away.
But yeah, this could certainly be an interesting scenario here again, going against their old guy, I think I'm pretty sure a couple of guys on that roster still, um, have played a bit Mike Smith at some point.
So I'm very interested to see what happens there.
But why? I'm not thinking about the right.
Oh, my goodness.
You wanna take more to Siri's correct serious score with me and we'll do it together? Or do you Are you really think it's gonna be 41? Um uh, by the way it was then.
Then I knew I was screwing some. Not like Smith.
Ben Bishop. Not like Mike Smith.
Just his name is stuck in my head but, um but yeah.
Bishop saying Tampa Bay guy, um, I would be like I just Yes, you as if I knew who the goal Iwas when? I have absolutely no idea.
I mean, I could do the same thing with the MBA talk like if you were saying, like, a or whatever.
Mike Richter is the backup gold.
Yeah, I I just something that I knew was like Mike Smith.
But in those moments, you want to just keep going and at least sound convincing that way. So I nodded.
I was like, Mike Smith.
Yeah, I didn't even think about I'm actually wearing the Dallas colors today, but the Jersey City fighting Irish great fights God by the world.
So let's this, uh, Siri's correct score.
Are we gonna take Tampa Bay 41 or Tampa Bay four to? I'm sorry.
Break down the odds again.
Tampa Bay Lightning.
Siri's correct score.
We're 4 to 2 plus 2 20.
Yeah, I don't think it's going seven either way.
Yeah, that's Tampa Bay Lightning for three plus 44 and again, I love to see what happens tonight before making that, but But these will move.
You know, these air these They're not the advantages that were afforded here in the betting world.
If the lightning win tonight, Camp Obey, for one will be even money at best.
Well, I could Dio I could get down with a 42 Let's do it.
Yeah, I love it. I love it.
You got to get it in before Before tonight.
Of course, we'll figure out how Maney shekels your favorite word.
I love it and and then I can actually route with you because I don't I don't care.
I think I've been on the Tampa bandwagon since they were playing the Islanders, where I was on the Islanders bandwagon.
That's what That's where I'm just a bandwagon.
Hockey where all my friends around the Islanders and I saw the lightning were better.
You like the lightning? I'm like, which I didn't get a lot of you, Paul.
I'm I'm kind of a fraudulent Tampa baby.
Like I really don't come hockey for us.
Odds like I just picked into the sport a lot more than I had a nearest previous What a year to get back on the full season bandwagon, right? Yeah, and I feel like the only reason I know the Dallas Stars is because of the Mighty Ducks.
They were the Minnesota North.
So, uh, Mike Madan Oh, what a great franchise.
Uh, in that movie, Mike Madonna is fantastic.
Yeah, he apparently he was dropped off of a stretch.
So he got hit in the game at the Garden one time and apparently, like, got dropped off of the stretcher on the way to the ambulance.
That's a great story.
Donlan Greco was actually the one that I think it was Mike Madonna, but nevertheless Alright, Paul, you've got another obscure sports pick for the weekend.
I want you lay it on the folks here.
This is actual obscurity.
Unlike hockey, we have the French Open kicking off way.
Did you know that there is a tennis major? That's how obscure it is.
You don't even know that it's starting now They fires or the qualifiers air going on as we speak.
So this isn't the first major right? They had the U. S.
It's all in a Everything is in a different order now because of because of the pandemic, very much like golf, just that it exists and we don't know when it is.
And but that's why we're we're informing our listeners that this stuff is going on and we wanna find them these bets that it's like, what's happening and why should I do this? Um, where the best player in the world. Novak Djokovic.
Sadly, uh, What? I'm forgetting what the word is, where they expected? No.
Disqualified him from the nurses.
Um infected? No.
Didn't he have the cov know? Who was that? I don't know.
But so Novak Djokovic would have won the US Open if he wasn't disqualified.
He got disqualified.
He had a tantrum in the hit the ball line. Correct.
He hit the lines. Woman in the neck.
She killed over.
He got this quality.
So ultimately the next that the two seed in Daniel team and the three seed in Medvedev ended up in the final.
It was a great final team.
Got his first major win.
But if Djokovic wasn't disqualified, he was going to win the US Open.
He was He had, he was I think he was, like, minus 1 20 odds to win the open.
Where now we look to the French Open.
Rafael Nadal is back.
He is the favorite because he is the clay court specialist raw Fiona Dallas plus 1 10.
But we have no that joke of it.
Absolutely love that we could get, plus odds from the best tennis player right now.
He just won the Italian Open, which is the warm up for the French Open.
And we never get plus odds on Novak Djokovic.
Change where I think after what happened at the US Open, he is going to be so uber focused that we can get e.
I know it sounds funny, like, Oh, you're you're betting tennis.
But plus to 10 odds on Djokovic.
I'll tie the money up for about two weeks because that's how long the tournament is.
But I think he ultimately comes out on top here.
There are a couple of long shots that we could look at to Michael Chang if it was Hoboken guy.
Yeah, I actually went to high school with his nephew, who was a was a great, great tennis player.
He was number one on the East Coast.
Andy Rod**** was number two, but then, once they got to be adults where they were 21 Whatever it waas a and E obviously surpassed him, went pro and ended up winning the US Open.
Eso yeah, Djokovic plus 2 10 French Open Outright winner.
I absolutely love it.
You'll have to tie up your money for a bit, but hopefully we'll cash out in two weeks.
I like that bad.
Wow, By the way, Paul does play some tennis folks.
So this isn't like, you know, like he's just looking for something toe to bet on here at.
I'm placing that bet so you can all get along with me.
It's not just anything I talked about on our show.
I actually do place those bets where I think our listeners should understand that where if if you hear me waffling, I'm not placing that bet when I say I like this and I'm willing to talk about it and explain why I'm actually going to place those bets.
You know, all the best bets I do actually put them in and these crazy parlays that I talk about I actually put them in and hope that they hit, you know, the so far I'm still annoyed by last week because I didn't play the 90 myr that I should have played where I would have won a big lunch money.
But But I won last week.
That's all I should care about.
I see your Where's George? He's right here trying to get him into the mix.
But you're talking about tennis, so he doesn't care.
Just pick him up and put him on camera.
We need our mascot on the show, George.
Four hours before we say about how the ball.
He's a cute little pub.
You're Come on, give him a treat. George.
How big do the show as George? Well, I really like the bucks this week. 5.5.
It's not a nisi dog to pick up all.
All right, I understand.
But I'm happy that our listeners have have seen the team mascot that taking the taping sized mascot and now I'm swelling.
Yeah, he's large.
Alright, Paul, I wish you the best of luck.
This, uh, this weekend, I know we've got a three head to heads that we've got going on, but it should make for some great material next week coming up.
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