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So we had a very interesting day.
Are very interesting week so far already in the sports world.
Um, I'm really looking forward to, uh, the N b A finals, of course, but we just had one finals finish off.
And that's right, ****s.
It was your Tampa Bay Lightning within the Stanley Cup forward games to two over the Dallas Stars.
Not only did I get Cem glorification for myself, but Paul and I put a little bit of money in our pockets as well.
Yeah, Dude, the four to correct Siri's prop was fantastic.
Plus, you had a future on them from the beginning of the bubble, right? I sure did.
Yes, I I took the lightning.
And now again, you know, let's not make me an expert on this.
I did it because they are my favorite team.
The other a team that I put some money on to win the cup was none other than the New York Rangers.
And we all know how that worked out for them s Oh, yes, it was nice to get that.
I did a $50 bet paid out 33 75 from not mistaking a 3 25 or something like that.
So, uh, not too shabby there on that end.
Then, of course, Pole and I, as we mentioned on the show last week, we we had the Lightning winning in six games, which was actually all polls idea.
So lots of lots of credit there for him on that guy.
Nothing about hockey, but just did math.
Yeah, it was a very, very fine play there by yourself, I must say, eso we've got that.
And then I also bet the lightning money line on that game.
So I had a nice little clean sweet there for for game ***.
I love that it's your own team and you have you had titles in your life.
The I think the last, the last one was the Lightning Stanley Cup back in No.
Four. So we had that.
Now, of course, the Tampa Bay Lightning.
I'm sorry the Tampa Bay Bucks won the Super Bowl, I want to say, a year or two before that.
And, of course, when they when all those titles started coming, is when I moved out of Tampa.
So you know, it was all made, man.
It was all there.
So you are the anti jinx.
That's I believe, so.
Not happy with it.
Now It's It's upsetting because I don't know if you've ever, ever been down to Tampa. Paul.
Yeah, I went for Yankee spring training and then got on a cruise.
It was very nice.
Very cool very cool.
So they have a thing called Gasparilla down there now.
It is essentially the Tampa version of of Mardi Gras down there.
So now they have one.
Pray that, Can we? Oh, it's actually right around Super Bowl time.
So when the when the Ravens beat down the Giants in Super Bowl, you know, whatever that was, uh, they actually had the Gasparilla prayed before.
There were a million people at the parade that day.
But what's even better about this is that they have, like, a kids and family prayed first and then, like, two weeks later out in Ybor City, where they make all the cigars and they got all the clubs and all that kind of stuff.
Then they have, like, an absolutely like, girls gone wild, raucous version of it.
So definitely something to check out there if you know if you're dead in the area.
But of course, you know, social distancing gonna play a big role with that.
Go on for girls gone wild, you just You just aged yourself? Yeah, I got on the VHS tapes.
Uh, all right, so yeah, all that fine and dandy with the with the Tampa Bay Lightning for also to shout out to my man, Nigel Kerwin, who was actually my old hockey coach down in Florida.
He is the video coordinator for the Lightning and has been since day one of that franchise.
So this is now his second stealing cup ring travels with the team He was actually in the in the photo.
You know where everybody gathers around the cup on the ice.
You know, it has the look on their face, so definitely, definitely cool to know him.
He has this great video online to where it's like a 20 minute ride from the airport to the arena with the cup with, like, the whole team and everything.
So you follow them on Facebook there certainly checked that.
I shared it, too.
So if you follow me there, too, you'll be able to see that pretty, pretty cool stuff.
Yeah, that's all.
I mean, come on, that's what athletes and coaches.
And that's what we all live for doing in the championship.
That's so cool that you know somebody there.
You know, like when I was your he was your coach growing up or what was it? Yeah, he was our coach and then, you know, of course, they would be weekends like he wouldn't be able to make it to the game.
And, you know, we'd have to other coaches and stuff like we actually had a tournament in Canada at one time and he couldn't make it because of the Lightning schedule.
And, you know, it was so funny.
Had we, like, advanced tow like the next round.
He was legit, going to take like, a private plane up to Canada.
So, like, you know, be with us for that game.
But, you know, all for not just, you know, a lot of great memories that I have playing hockey down there in Tampa.
And it's funny to like I didn't even know that they had ice in Florida.
That was like the best hockey team I was ever on in my entire life.
Like where? You know, you know how a lot of your team's growing up? You had that kid that picked his nose and sat at the end of the bed and bench and sucked.
Yeah, we just We did not have that on on this team.
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No, I did not say Chubby girl.
I said, Cubby girl.
Okay, We'll have to go back to the transcript.
But I did cover, Girl.
Speaking of Cubbie girl, I hope I hope Cubby Girls a Cubs fan because I like them against the Marlins, which will hit on later in the show. Interesting.
That could be a take aside because I might, uh, might have little interest in the Marlins there, but you know Well, we're gonna talk about that in the third segment of the show today.
Well, 2003 relived, uh, via Steve apartment.
All right, Before we get into the week ahead, let's take a step back real quick and see how we did in week three.
Paul, You the big money line guy 12 for 16.
So 12 and four record, uh, in week two, including three and oh, against the spread.
Okay. You got it wrong there.
Put t a n what you got here? I was 12 for 16 and take a in take a shot.
I thought I thought you screwed up.
The 80 s working right there, but congratulations.
Yeah, I'm now up 40 Meaning this is you.
Now, this is you.
You know, it's man.
Look, I gotta be honest with you.
There's a couple here that I just Yeah, yeah, whatever will take him blah, blah, blah.
But now it's go time.
Now, Now there is a no denying that I will take over as the as the winner.
That's the I'm gonna take a side that I'm gonna take over you in in take a side.
It's going to take you about four episodes because we'll do one episode.
Yeah, but that Z that's totally cool.
So I went 12 and four with the spread last week, which I usually don't pick all the games, but I just because I knew we were gonna be on there and I was like, Holy cow, What a bit.
But I but I lost two of my top five.
So the cards in the bucks, the cards in the charges.
I mean, we're both in my top five games, so I came out up a tiny bit on the weekend.
But it wasn't a huge winning weekend because two of my best five games ended up getting upset, right? I You know, obviously you look back on these things and you're like, Jesus, How How the hell did we put the Giants 40 Niners game on the take aside? I mean, you know, you for the Giants to not show up, you know, the way that they did that I can't grasp it, right? Like if they lost a close game, you know, which is what? I was kinda hoping, obviously, like a 34 point lost something along those lines.
You know, maybe we're making strides, But Thio have that type of a no show performance against the San Francisco Giants or against San Francisco 40 Niners, who, you know, had just an absolute laundry list of injuries.
It's just unacceptable.
I can't buy that.
Um, granted the Niners still have some very talented players on their team, but this is This was a perfect opportunity for the Giants to show that they need something and they didn't do it.
But good news for them.
They play in the N f C East and they still got a chance this year.
Yeah, that's the grossest division, just like me.
Rubbing my nose is gross.
Um, but, yeah, the Eagles are, 02 and one, and they are like, Wait, that's that's it's really who's backing their way in in the Cowboys or the evils.
It comes down to that, just like last year.
It's the worst division in football.
Um, you have two teams vying for Trevor Lawrence and we'll see how it goes through.
The entire season is gonna come down to the head to head matchups between the Eagles and the Cowboys.
If they split, it will come down toe.
Who sweeps the other two crappy teams in their division.
Now, I think that, you know, maybe now could be the time to jump on the Cowboys division.
You know them within because the next three Eagles games are absolutely brutal, I believe I don't know.
In what order? But I know that they have the Ravens and the Steelers.
Uh, I'll pull it up while you're while you're going through, uh, looking at the odds via draftkings sports book.
You can get the Cowboys right now at minus 2.
30 which might seem a little bit lofty.
But as I was just saying, You know, this eagle schedule gets very tough and, you know, a lot of people around Philly, they're asking for a quarterback change, but are you really gonna throw? Jalen hurts it in the mix against some of the best, uh, you know, get some of the best defense is in the league.
I don't think so.
All right, so the Eagles upcoming schedule 40 Niners this weekend where they have to travel out West.
That that was the one.
Then at Steelers home against the Ravens, home against the Giants, home against the Cowboys, Week nine by car So that we catch they go.
Let's say they were gonna be the 40 Niners.
They're gonna beat the Giants.
They lose to the Steelers and the Ravens.
Cow boys is a toss up there.
They're going into their bye at 25 and one very well cut bills, But they could be one game out of first place at that point.
Um, you know, speaking of the Eagles, they were thorn in my week.
Three side, Uh, probably one of the worst, you know, bounces in betting history.
But eso may I had over 46 a half in that Bengals Eagles game on Sunday.
Uh, now Zain, It's fine.
Conventional wisdom leads you to believe that.
Okay, one of these teams will get a field goal.
And, al, you'll win your bet, and you'll be fine.
You know, I'm watching Red Zone with my girlfriend there on Sunday, and, you know, she has the same exact sentiment.
Meanwhile, me being the pessimistic person that I am, I said, I don't know, you know? And of course, now we got overtime rules that are 10 minutes.
Not the not the full 15 like we saw in years previous, But yeah, that really happened.
And then the eagles kind of just like, you know, tiptoe in their way into field goal range there at the end of the overtime period.
Just absolutely unacceptable.
Uh, you know, and a lot of people, as I was trying to say before, A lot of people want this quarterback change or winds just out of town.
Guess what you do that the amount of dead cat money that you're gonna have out there is, You know, it's just not happening.
So you might as well learn toe like, wince or come up with ways to improve him because he ain't going anywhere.
Yeah, I almost feel bad for Carson once because he was the potential M v p before he got hurt a few years ago.
Then he gets hurt.
Nick Foles comes in with the Super Bowl.
It's just you got to feel bad for a guy when you go into your home stadium and outside of it, there's a statue of your coach and your backup quarterback winning a Super Bowl.
Yeah, like that.
Sure, sure, he got paid, but like he goes into working every day, he's like, Yeah, I was sitting on the bench for that one.
I got a ring, but I What did I dio? He held the clipboard.
I think that's why there's so much pressure on him now.
Yeah, and again to that year that the Eagles won the Super Bowl.
I mean, went at such an impressive regular season.
I know a lot of people say that he was an M v p candidate.
I don't know if I go that far, but, I mean, you know, he had the he, uh, led the Eagles to a good portion of the, you know, best record in the NFC, which is what gave them the home field and, you know, kind of allowed them on their path to the Super Bowl stuff.
E don't know, man.
I'm a Christian.
I know you are, too.
So, you know, you drafted him in fantasy this year expecting big things, but way got to see the turnaround sooner than later.
My friends, it z just not good.
He's got He's got till week till the by once the by.
I just said Week nine, wake a game against the Cowboys. This huge.
Yeah, all right.
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It was so much fun, by the way.
I want to give it thanks to Robert sent us a little 50 star tip over there.
So people are coming out in full force today.
They just must like beards, You know, you you pop on the screen.
You see two guys with beards and you're like, Oh, I'm gonna tip these guys.
My guess is it's your lightning sweatshirt.
That's that's a That's a That's a very pretty, pretty ***y shirt, people, you know, it's funny, too.
I got I got this, uh, in the, uh like right after Cove.
It started, actually.
So maybe I'm the good luck charm.
Who knows? All right, let's get into the week four Thursday Night Football match up.
It's a dandy folk. It really is.
I don't think you get any better than this.
When the Denver Broncos travel to face the New York jet, both teams gonna be looking for their first win of the season here, sitting at O and three big news here, we've got the, uh, we've got the nephew of former NFL quarterback Mark Rip in of the Washington Redskins.
He will be taking the snaps now.
He came in in the final.
Siri's of the 28 to 10 loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week three did a lot of passengers.
I believe Tim Patrick eyes the guy that he was, uh, you know, really connecting with on that final drive, but again, we got we got a lot of things that we could, you know, allude that, too. And break into.
Also shout out to Sean goes to Portland, gave us thumbs up there.
Appreciate that, Uh, in this matchup here.
What are you looking at first? Because I'm looking at it now.
I see the broncos favorite here by a point and a half.
Uh, I actually have taken.
I don't I'm gonna take my hand right now.
I took the Jets of Plus Story.
I bought up a half point for me.
I think to travel schedule is a little ridiculous, but we'll get into that a little bit.
What are you looking at? First and foremost in this matchup? Because I know that you like the broncos here.
How do you know? How did you figure? How did you figure it out? You know, this is, uh, Anthony Miller, Broncos Jersey from the mid eighties.
That's a tough one.
That's a great jersey.
Thrift shops you got You got a lot of a f.
C was beef and going on over there with L J in the back.
And now Miller s so they.
So they one Monday night.
So we gotta give.
That's why I left it up is my background.
Otherwise, this is gonna be the background.
Instead, I'm like, I'll wear it.
I'll leave the chiefs up because they proved that they're the best team in football.
12th win in a row.
We're gonna have to bet on them to win the Super Bowl, because their odds are just going to get worse.
Um, but let's talk about Thursday night, which is gonna be a terrible football game.
This is two of the worst teams in football playing on short rest.
It's it's gonna be bad, like that's you, like I just can't bet on the Jets there so bad.
They're literally they're tanking there.
It was like a What's the word? It was like a a veiled tank where you thought that they were gonna try.
You thought they were going to be good.
And then you saw them Week one, and you're like, Oh, I get what they're doing now I understand.
And that's why I think that arrogant they just they have no heart.
They're not playing for gays.
Even though Sam Donald always says the right thing and does the right thing.
But I just think that the Broncos have the coaching and the defensive edge, which, in an ugly game they'll end up winning by.
Ah, Field goal is gonna be a low scoring, ugly game, in my opinion.
What about you? Yeah, definitely.
Low scoring on, but again to, you know, we've been talking about us odds dot com.
You definitely want to check that out.
I wrote up three profits for that game that you could see on there.
Now, one of them that I have is broncos under 9.
5 points for, you know, plus one of six at the price.
Look, I I just think that it's gonna be very tough for Denver, right? Like, think about it.
When we When we talk about these Thursday night games, the team that is traveling usually stays within the same time.
Zone right? Or or at least there, there's somewhere close.
This is a terrible scheduling spot.
Like, I don't know what the NFL it into the Broncos, but this is not kind on their part at all.
Uh, you know, going from the mountain time zone, there which is to behind flying all the way east on a short week.
Like when I saw the schedule, I was like, and I, you know, looked ahead.
I was like, Oh, Denver must be playing on the East Coast, you know, in week three? No, they played in Denver against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers team that absolutely crushed them.
Uh, you know, this is this is just not a good spot for the Broncos now, granted.
Look, I do think that the Jets are in a position where they're not trying to win games, so I think that they're tanking.
Not yet, but we're going to get there.
But when you look at the Jets scheduled to look at it games against the Bills, the the Niners, the Colts did we really think that they were gonna win again in that span? Probably not, but again, I just think that this is a nice opportunity, you know, for the Jets to show that they are not completely dead.
They're supposed to be getting Jamison Crowder back for this game, which is absolutely huge.
Uh, you know, they definitely need that.
But again, with the guy ripping all I really know about the guy who's pretty solid at Boise State.
He gets the ball out very quick.
But is that gonna that kind of lead Toa drives down the field? I don't think so.
So you like the jets? Guess what that means.
Until he wins one, he's got to get off the schneid down four. Nothing.
Unfortunately, you know, I gotta take this one at the actual line of 1.
5 year for the Jets.
But that's right where I got them in.
In real life with real money.
Uh, you know, plus three is not bad at all for the home team.
Yes, it is because they stuck a man.
All right, but let's s So let's go through the profits from your article on us Odds.
If you want to hit on those, I'll give you my thoughts on your props and but let you said you have these air your three best bets for for Thursday night.
So the first one there under 9.
5 points for the broncos.
Uh, in the first half, I just think again, you know, you come off that plane.
You know, snoozing.
Whatever your cases, I just I don't I really don't like and to do anything big here, but all right, so the second one, let's stick with the Broncos, right? I like Noah Font over 44 a half receiving yards.
That's gonna be priced at minus 1 15.
I like that quarter. You know, inexperienced quarterbacks.
They really like to lean on the tight end a lot.
That's just, you know, that that's Ah, tale as old as time.
But when you look at tight ends against the Jets this season, they've been pretty **** good.
13 catches on 16 targets for 131 yards and three touchdowns.
A lot of that coming from Jordan Reed.
Uh, in week two, when the Niners really had nobody else to throw the ball to except maybe like Kendrick born, uh, you know, I guess Jordan Reed is probably the best comparison to know a font that the Jets have faced yet that thing to Buffalo.
They faced with that and then, you know, Mo Alley Cox and, uh, Jack Doyle for for the colts that the Jets just face on Sunday.
But again, you know, with the fact that you have an inexperienced quarterback, that the tight end has always been a crutch for for those kind of quarterback, so 44 a half seems like a pretty good bet here.
Yeah, I really like that.
Another prop that I saw was for Font was anytime.
Touchdown score plus 200.
I like that, too.
Where he's gonna be the go to target.
You have to assume Rip.
It is going to get the ball out Quick fonts also arguably their best receiver.
Now the Courtland Sutton's out for the year.
So any any bets around Noah Font on Thursday.
I also like Melvin Gordon anytime touchdown score, but I don't like that.
It's minus 1 25.
Yeah, I'm interested to see what happens with Jerry Judy this week, because again, it could just give more targets to fund.
But Jerry Judy was questionable leading up to the week three games.
So you wonder, you know, did they take it cautious with them on a short week traveling across the country? You know, that's certainly something that could go into play, but yeah, as I mentioned earlier.
Tim Patrick was the go to guy for for ripping on that final drive against Tampa Bay.
He did end up throwing an interception at the end of the drive.
You know, it was just in all in all throw drive at the end of the at the end of the whatever at the end of the at the end of the game there. So sorry.
My mom was texting me out to see what it says. Hey.
Went eight for nine for 53 yards.
So it's, but it's like that means he's throwing four yard passes, four yard passes on again.
Prevent defense at the end of the game.
Yeah, and so him and Patrick have a report because of the scout team.
That's that's really what that comes from.
So if if Judy doesn't play, you might wanna look into Cem.
Tim Patrick over props.
Yeah, because the number the number is going to be super light. Yeah.
All right. Um, yeah.
So I got a fun one for us.
With the propensity of sand.
Arnold to throw, pick sixes.
Broncos D anytime.
Touchdown scorer plus 500.
That's a good number.
It's a good number, which is why I like it. It could totally happen.
Like I think that's one of the only ways the Broncos.
They're going to score points.
So that's a That's a $10.
50 dollars $10 bet, $50 return there.
You want tumbling math people out there.
You want to take some lunch, lunch money and and make it into five lunch money.
That could happen.
That could happen.
The other prop that it goes against the Broncos being.
That's exactly what I'm doing here in this game.
But Frank Gore score touchdown plus 2 25 looking at his numbers here since, uh, since Libyan Bell went down, Gore has gotten a total of 36 carries in those two games.
I think he's toting it for about 33.
4 yards per carry.
But again against the Broncos, if you know we're gonna see short field, you know, sort of situations and, uh, you know, just kind of a sloppy game by the Broncos altogether on offense, maybe there's the opportunity where the Jets get the ball deep into Denver territory.
I don't see there being a lot of touchdowns in this game.
But again, being that I like the Jets, I think Gore is probably the most most realistic guy to get into the end zone with the I agree as long as Crowder is out.
If Crowder's in the Jets hurt, the Jets have a much better chance of winning.
Obviously, the guy was Donald's favorite target in Week one.
Before he got hurt, he I think he went like nine for 1 20 a touchdown.
He had an enormous game and it was gorgeous on.
Right now, you have sand.
Arnold's number one receiver is Chris Hogan, which is in the preseason.
I think he was five or six on their death track.
That's how banged up that receiving corps is.
So getting Crowder back could change things.
But, yeah, they get near the goal line.
Frank Gore is gonna get at least two tries, and he wondered that he is.
He's you know, it's amazing that that he's here doing it and doing as well as he is.
Well, that's it.
That an Adam Gays loves Frank Gore, you know, And don't let it be.
Don't let it be lost on this.
Uh, on this game here, Adam.
Gays, not a fan of John Elway or the Broncos.
So, you know, this is a game to We're a little bit of a revenge factor there from, you know, his days there.
But, um, you know, I really like the Jets side of things here.
Um, one other thing that I wanted to mention Mr Braxton Barrios.
So we've we've seen it so far already.
Like San Donald just loves his slot receiver.
No matter if it's Crowder or if it's Barrios.
Barrios has had really two really strong games here, you know, for the Jets, totaling up over 100 yards.
Got a touchdown in each of the last two games as well.
So you know, obviously, if Crowder comes back, that spot will be manned by him.
But do the Jets try to go Mawr four receiver sets and include Barrios in there as well? Or how do you? What do you think happens there? I mean, Varios showed that he's a player that's a huge positive where I think he'll get some run either way, whether Crowder plays or not, just because he was the best offensive player that the Jets had last week, which is kind of sad to say, but it's the truth.
You know, They they they don't look good.
But if you have glimmers of hope Barrios, who is one of them? Yeah, Braxton Barrios from I have no clue, do you? I knew that that was probably the answer, but I didn't once and you said from, uh, eso is Frank Gore, right? That's right.
Yeah, of course.
Was Course was 28 years ago.
Yeah, uh, last last thing for Thursday night Over under.
I assume we're both on the under eye Is the number 40 or something like that is exactly 40.
Uh, since we're on the air, it's 39 a half.
It moved and moved Cherry the Yeah.
Look, it's tough because, you know, we're seeing these defense is really struggle a lot at the beginning of the season, you know, preparation, lack of preparation, if you will really goes into that.
But, yeah, there's gonna be a very tough situation, you know? You want to see the jets, like, you know, bust out this just just not their m o.
They're gonna win games.
If they Well, they might win games.
But if they win games, they're going to do it by running the football and thinking.
And Duncan, it's just this is This is the personnel that they have available right now? Yep.
So? So, Broncos final score.
Let's make it 11 9.
Alright, They get the safety at some point.
And then you went and I went perfect.
Yeah, I don't wash.
No. So it has to be 10 9.
So I went taking sides and I get ah, win on the board for myself. Of course.
Know I gotta keep this for next week.
When? When you're when you're gonna be down five.
Well, hopefully Friday, we'll know, right? Well, Friday show Friday.
So by Friday and then we'll see what happens from there.
All right, let's get into the Sunday slate because Lord knows we got plenty of them.
By the way, if you, you know, did not get the news or you don't have a cell phone that gives you alerts to it.
Uh, the Titan Steelers game for Sunday postponed so far, so way Need toe learn more about the situation, I guess throughout the week, in order to come up with a good date for when the gamers were scheduled.
But some some people have said Monday's and options.
Some people have even said that Tuesday's an option.
Well, Tuesday night, uh, you know, action in football.
We haven't seen that since the Mac has been in play, But I'm I'm curious.
What? What type of effect you think this is gonna have? Not really, I'm betting, but fantasy folks is.
Well, we need some clarity before Sunday.
That's really where we're at, where I own Ben Roethlisberger in my longest running fantasy football league, and this is great for him if we're guaranteed to play because the Titans will have less time to prepare.
But in the same feels more right.
But I'm saying, what if the if the game just doesn't end up being played? What happens with all of our fantasy leagues? That's that's what I'm worried about with this whole situation is we have no guarantee that these Games are actually going to play where they're saying it's postpone until Monday or Tuesday.
But you know when you're locking in that line about one o'clock on Sunday.
We better have an answer to that.
So that US fantasy guys, whether you have juju or Connor or Derrick Henry or Ryan Tannehill, those all starting players, that if there is no game, you're obviously gonna pull some guy off your bench instead of putting up a zero in the week.
What I admittedly I haven't read too much into it.
So what is it? Four players from the Titans and five team personnel members now? There was an additional player that tested positive from the Titans today, so you got to even think about it, too.
Even if they do play, you know, in those five players, if any of them are significant, that's a huge thing to, you know, like we before the line went off the floor before the line went off the board.
I guess last night or early this morning, whatever it was, um, there was a significant change in it.
Like the Steelers, I think jump something like 2.
5 points while yeah, you know, while that whole thing went on.
So I mean, this is just unprecedented situation, and unfortunately, these are the times that that we and and and we have toe, we have to be aware of it.
That's what makes some of the like, you know, while the sharp guys out there will say, You know, make sure you get your line in on Monday so you avoid, like, the huge drop, you know, from the spread that's coming.
But that's kind of even a scary problems.
I mean, it's exactly why I'm not betting college football because everything is so unpredictable right now.
But we're kind of we're entering that territory right now in the NFL.
Yeah, I had the Steelers on my early best bets at minus one, and now it's not there.
But if I bet it on Monday, it would have been there, I guess.
But if the game doesn't happen, the book will just refund us our bets.
But I love the Steelers, uh, coming into that game, that was one of my best bets.
Now I like them even Mauritz just waiting to see what the line is and when they're gonna play.
And keep in mind to The Vikings just played the Titans in Week three.
Good news, though.
Uh, the test they were done on Monday came back negative.
So the Vikings have to do another round of tests, I guess today.
And that kind of, you know, gives them the that will give them the OK, assuming they're positive to move forward.
But yeah, that's another situation to my man.
Justin Jefferson had him on my fantasy bench.
I'm ready to roll them out immediately.
Might not be ableto yeah, it's back.
It's negative tests on back to back days, so they'll get tested again today.
If they're good, then the facility can open.
Yeah, or you could just do the Notre Dame thing where you get all the positive test and say, No, we're practicing.
Tomorrow I'll go herd immunity for the for the fight.
Rudiger is going back out there.
Can What? All right, Rudi.
Loved the movie.
I can't not cry at the end like it's impossible for May, but you cried during frozen, too.
So, like, what's the difference? Well, there's a big difference, Paul.
No, but at least with the ice, I can kind of do better, you know, E No, that's your favorite movie of all time.
Second, Finding Nemo That's a tough, great telephone.
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So just so everyone out there knows we're making our early best bets.
But it's very likely that our opinions changed by the Friday show, which we proved last week when we both took the Jaguars minus three.
And then I ended up putting money on the Dolphins, which was a victory.
He's a flip flopper.
Folks know it was called extra research and and making money.
Baby, I made my money.
I made more money on the Thursday night game than I did on all of Sunday.
Wow, that's impressive, I because I lost half the money back on Sunday.
It really is funny, though, right? And I kind of wonder how other people take it out there, too.
But I mean, of course, like you get the most information out there on Friday.
Like without a doubt.
You know, that's when some of the best publications come out.
There's, Ah, there's a site that I love to read that gives Ah, detailed, you know, breakdown of match up, match up in each O line against one another like those air.
Those are, of course, important things.
However you know, going into it now.
I've tried toe, keep myself more informed where I take what I read in week three and I apply it early to the matchup in week for like All right, here's the moving parts, you know, what's that going to be in this one? But it's very tough, man is very tough.
So of course, you know we're gonna talk about these lines today and then Friday.
That's the That's the written in stone tablet version that you will get.
That's when we lock it in.
And you do this again.
Yes, when I **** all over myself again, it's not alright.
Not your fault, you know you're just picking the games.
And I'm saying, Okay, that works.
And then we are We are betting on the outcome of human events, so, yes, there will be mistakes.
I have three early best bets.
You want to go through them? Well, why don't you tell us, Paul? Why don't you just tell me what movie? Uh, that's not even the line eso.
I liked the Cardinals.
I was on them last week and they and they crapped the bed.
But I like the Cardinals minus 3.
5 against Carolina Panthers.
Uh, the Panthers beat me last week by by defeating the Chargers, so I don't think that they could do it back to back games.
I think the Cardinals offense will just score too many points on, but I don't like the 3.
I'd rather have it it 2.
Um, but I do think the cardinals ultimately come out on top.
I'll wait and see which way that number moves to decide whether I'm gonna take it.
5, minus three, minus 3.5.
Or right now, the money line is minus 1 76 which I would potentially risk on that game.
What are your thoughts on the Cardinals in the Panthers? Well, just looking seeing where the bets are early here on Wednesday.
Uh, you know, 3/4 of the number of bets are with the Cardinals, while 3/4 of the money is with the Panthers.
I look, I would probably take that more into consideration if the Cardinals one last week.
But I think the fact that they lost, you know, looking for ah, big big bounce back game here And, of course, to the Panthers, Just coming off that upset upset 2 ft of the chargers on the road.
So I think you got two teams. Kinda.
You know, one is very eager to get back to their winning ways, while one is like, Oh, sure, you know, like we got a win in L.
A last week, so I think the points are gonna be very important here. Of course.
Um, you know, you want to take that.
As as Paul just mentioned Donna with 2.
For the Cardinals money line, I think it's a little It's a little steep for for a West Coast team coming east.
I mean, look, if you're gonna buy points, you know you're going to get to a point where it's just gonna be more beneficial to take the money line anyway, so I'm gonna I'm gonna lean cardinals with you early, but again, this is certainly one I'm gonna be paying attention to the movements on for sure.
Yeah, well, see, I just think the Cardinals of the better team, they're coming off a loss.
They'll come back and win this game.
It's a question of by how much? Uh, my second one is an underdog, which this stuff never happens.
I like the Las Vegas Raiders at home plus three against the Buffalo Bills.
Oh, well, we're gonna have to take a side match up on Friday.
I love it, but the Raiders won their inaugural game at home.
I think it's a very close game with the Bills, which is why I like two plus three.
I think if the Raiders lose the game that they lose by a field goal.
So the plus three nullifies that while I think the Raiders can actually come out on top and win this game.
We talked about this last week, and I It's important because I think some when you see a road team initially get that minus three.
Vegas is initially saying now Vegas, the bookmakers, not the Raiders.
I hate that we have toe now talk about that.
But with that three, I think it's important.
It's just letting you know, you know? Okay, like the Bills.
They're supposed to win this game and look.
And I think that there's something's going against the Raiders to number one.
The travel again.
So we're going East Coast to West Coast, East Coast, back to West Coast.
They got a lot of mileage on their, but again, too, we talked about what? The Patriots being a great chunk play team, you know, meaning getting those 67 yard gains bills air exactly that.
I mean, I cannot believe how well Josh Allen is playing to start the season.
Uh, you know, he is my fancy quarterback.
So of course I got a lot, lot more love for him this year than ever.
But I'm just I'm so impressed, like him throwing the ball.
And you know, Stefon Diggs of course, was this great addition to the offense.
But you got other guys, like like Beasley and the sheriff John Brown, that air stepping up for this Bills team.
So I really like what they're doing.
Even without Zack Moss, last week, Singletary picked up a couple yards, but this is, uh this is a team that is not to be reckoned with here.
I just think you know, the bills, they're gonna they're gonna keep this thing rolling.
Look, man, a lot of lot of travel if if sends or buts going going against him this this week.
But I'm firmly with the bills here.
Yeah, that's why I like the points.
I'm not gonna take the I'm not gonna take the Raiders money line.
I would take it.
Plus the points, um, hoping maybe I'll buy the hook where I can get them.
3.5, assuming it's a field goal game.
But that was just the one under the one home dog that stood out to me when I looked at the initial lines.
Uh, that that's really what that was, is I always look for at least one home dog that I can put on my board.
So that was the only one that stood out to me.
Which is why I'm talking about them now.
But we'll see how that line goes.
I mean, the Josh Allen.
If it's not for Russell Wilson and Patrick Mahomes, he's the M v P.
Yeah, but, you know, yeah, yeah, the Josh Allen thing kills me because I owned him in my home league.
It's a two quarterback keeper league.
I traded him at the deadline last year to acquire Julio and Aaron Rodgers to make a plan front, and I did make a playoff run.
I ended up scoring the most points in the league, But not having Josh Allen this year is a killer e.
I'll tell you all about it after each game, Paul.
Especially this next on.
Make me feel worse every time.
Any other best bets that you like so far, one more and you're gonna love it. Okay.
You wanna know why you're gonna love it? Is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? I like that.
That's a gorgeous books.
It would go perfectly with this blue sweatshirt.
I'll bring it over when we do our our lives.
I have to wear this when I do it.
I love the Bucks, plus 7.5.
I don't even care what minus. Yeah.
5 at home against the Chargers, the Chargers showed, showed their true colors last week in the upset loss to the Detroit Lions.
And Tampa Bay is just a way better team than the Detroit Lions.
They're clicking even without Godwin.
Gronk stepped up actually played football again, and I just think the Bucks are going to show that they're Super Bowl contender this Sunday and they're going to blow out the Los Angeles Chargers at home in Tampa.
By the way, that is the first place Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Uh, that you were referring to.
No big deal, though.
You know what? A year for Tampa sports stuff? When was the last time you were able to say that? Oh, God, right.
We're talking like Josh Freeman days.
Maybe Josh Freeman. Wow.
Yeah, that's that's crazy.
He ended up playing in like a flag football league.
We have the end of his career.
Poor guy. Poor guy.
Um, no, I again, I like the situation that the Bucks Aaron, the one thing that, like the Chargers, had a great defensive game plan against the Chiefs and weak, too.
So again, I gotta, you know, looking like a few things there.
But, you know, I'm sure they're gonna be fine.
No, Godwin means that other guys at the step up again.
It looks like Godwin's not gonna play, by the way. Fantastic.
And I hate, like, plug in other sites.
But the action network, they do a fantastic early injury report each week, so make sure you check that out, but, yeah, it looks like Godwin is not gonna play Ah, in this game.
So that means more Scotty Miller.
You know, Mike Evans draws a very tough matchup against Hayward on the outside.
But again, there's a big game for the tight ends.
Man, this is Gronk. This is Howard.
This is you know, this is that kind of game right there.
Gotta get shady McCoy involved a little bit out of the backfield with some passes, but again, not having Godwin and having Evans on a very tough matchup.
Let's let's see what happens.
You know, I'm not overwhelmed by that.
And now I will say this man, the Tampa Bay defense going up against Herbert this week.
That's gonna be fantastic, because this guy is just showing that he's not moving the ball down the field.
A lot of lot of short things going on for the Chargers and Tampa Bay secondary has been absolutely hammering, people assume as they touched the ball.
Uh, I mean, a lot of people saw it in week one against the Saints.
Unfortunately, they were putting some really bad field position, Uh, you know, feel some really bad field positions, which is why they gave up all the points that they did.
But that secondary is just absolutely hammering folks with the football right now.
You know, that game that he played, his Children killed the man with the ball.
Tampa Kampe may do it to somebody very soon, very soon.
Yeah, that defense is really good.
It really doesn't where I told you about my to fantasy losses by a combined 1.
One of them occurred because Tampa Bay's defense was on my bench.
I hate I hate hearing stories like that, but it really doesn't happens.
It doesn't matter.
Okay, it was It was rough, but it's okay, I'll the cream will rise to the top.
I'm not worried.
Are you all right? So those were your best bets? That's that's all I got for the early best bets.
We'll run it back on Friday.
We'll go through everything.
Well, I'll give some updates.
Hopefully, I'm still on those and I won't be a flip flopper.
But I'll be ableto look into every game and see what See what we like.
May I'll go through mine.
You know, we had the same game on one with the other, with the bills minus three.
We already talked about that, but the other three are actually totals.
You know, maybe the total guy, Paulie, let me sum total.
So you dio let's go to Dallas for the 1st 1.
Are you out of your mind? Vegas? Like what are you doing, right? Like I understand, Cleveland had a good offensive game there against Cincinnati.
And in the second week again, not a lot of preparation went in there.
And then they hung 34 on the Redskins.
Thanks to some, uh, some very favorable field positioning in that game.
But 54 points for two teams that could run the ball very well is just absurd.
I really don't think that we're going to see anywhere near 50 for this One.
I don't know for like, 40 for something like that, but I just don't see the high scoring affair that everybody else will.
Dallas is also playing a much better defense this week.
The last two weeks, they've gotten to take advantage off Atlanta and Seattle, and I know everybody says with Seattle, blah, blah, blah like legion of Boom.
Guess what? Those days were gone.
They have absolutely no pass rush.
They have Jamal Adams back there in the secondary and three guys that you know, file for taxes every year.
That that's that to the Seahawks have.
So this is gonna be a much different game again.
I just don't think this is gonna be a high school in shootout like we saw, you know, for both teams, Uh, last week, I just think there's gonna be more of a ball control game.
54 points is absurd.
Like I'm sorry I think it started at 55 to, and it's already working its way down.
So that's where I met for that one.
What do you think? I like your call there.
I think everything you're saying makes a ton of sense.
And I think people are just looking at what the Cowboys did at the end of last week with that come back.
And I'm thinking two weeks ago, sorry, but yeah, where the teams that they played the last two weeks were meant to be shootouts.
And I don't see this happening this week.
Um, so, yeah, I'm with you on the under.
My guess is the number ends up around 51 a half, but we'll see.
We'll come back to it Friday, where I I agree that you want to get this number early in the week cause I think it's on its way down.
Yep, going the opposite way here with an over its 49 a half.
I pretty much take this at, like, 80 at this point, but the Jaguars and the Bangles, I just don't think either team is great on defense.
On again to the Bengals.
They got a lot of potential.
They haven't had that burst out game yet, but I believe that this is gonna be the week.
Joe Mixon has kind of just been stuck in neutral behind that line.
They really need get him involved in more creative ways.
I watched that game, you know, a lot against Philly, and they tried to get him involved, but there on the ground, in new creative ways.
But you're just not running on Philadelphia.
That's just it's not happening.
So, yeah, they gave mixed in 18 carries last week.
I assume he's gonna get that same type of workload and actually start breaking some.
Some of these for for games now.
Gardner Minshew, the other guys coming back, starting to see some money.
A lot of money, actually, here on the Jaguars.
Keep in mind they had a next Ra three days to prepare for this game playing on Thursday Night football, so we should see those guys back at it.
James Robinson, the uh, the darling of fantasy football this year, has been absolutely fantastic.
He should have a very nice game against the Bangles to keep the change movin.
Look, I know that this is not a number that a lot of people are gonna jump out of bed four in the morning to go put this bed in.
But again, I would I would take it at 60.
I think we're just going to see some sort of like a college football game scenario where these two teams were going back and forth at each other.
What say you? I think that you could get it at 60.
You just have thio the odds that you could get on that air. Probably unbelievable.
Let's go. Let's go to the tape.
You can set your line at 60 and I think you should bet it just like if you're that confident, I think that's what you should dio, because that's fantastic.
When you when you see something you can take advantage of take advantage of.
I bet it's like plus 1600 something crazy like that.
It might even be more because you're pushing the number.
How many points? Boy? That would be about 11.
Yeah, I think that's that's your play.
Okay, here we go.
****s over, get a little, get a little lunch money back here and you could turn it into a big bucks over sixties plus 300.
, that's it. That's nothing.
They really don't go that high, I guess.
I mean, I guess that's a good sign, right? Like you would think pushing the total up 11 points would be a lot more.
You know, like like over 57 plus 20 to 20 there.
It's like it's not even worth it.
George has entered the room now.
Our mascot is back.
The other game that I had to it's it's gonna be another total, but we're going under on this one again.
Not appealing at under 45 in this new era of the NFL, but loving that under 45 with the Eagles in the 40 Niners this week.
We talked about it almost every week.
I'm pretty sure with the goals defense.
Just you don't you don't run on them.
And a lot of teams don't.
So you're asking the 40 Niners to essentially change their identity for an entire game.
On the flip side, Carson Wentz against the 40 Niners.
Uh, like we just saw Danny Jones at home.
He didn't do a **** thing against his 49.
So I don't trust Carson once in the spot, either.
That's another tough team to run on there with the 49 or so again Miles Sanders sure capable back.
I just don't think he's the guy that's going to absolutely bust through this defense.
So again, 45 for a national television game.
It's to something I gained this week.
I know a lot of people probably gonna poo poo it, that one.
You wanna bring that total up for me, you could do it. That's fine.
I just I can't I can't get on board with the Niners running at the Eagles and and thinking there's gonna be points on the board. I'm sorry.
I feel you there.
I think that's something I gotta look into and wait because we need to see if Jimmy's gonna play.
If Kittles play, I think that that makes a big difference in the number will move accordingly.
But if you get it early in the week like we're saying, I'm with you on that one.
Those were our best bets for week Four of best early bets for a week, for ones that you should take advantage of off course.
We're gonna be back on Friday to, you know, discuss some of these.
Uh, that's a little more concrete, but yeah, so we'll be there.
And, uh, let's move it along to the MLB playoffs, Paul, because Oh, my God, my favorite sport is back.
I'm so glad now I'm not happy with how things went down the beginning of the season with baseball, with these greedy owners and these greedy players.
But here we are at the best of three.
Serie is going on here.
Of course, my Phillies not in the mix, but that Z that's neither here nor there.
I mean, that the Phillies or the Mets couldn't make it with an extended, uh, you know, 18 pool in each league and the Marlins get in there, you know, But 2020.
Going 2020 Paul.
It's more funny that the Mets didn't make it because all of my friends were Mets fans like the Phillies.
I I like the Phillies.
I thought that they had the pieces where then if they made the tournament, they had a shot.
But that that the Marlins who are supposed to be, you know, not trying made the playoffs and those two teams didn't is almost.
It's almost sad.
Slash Funny, kind of.
I'm kind of in between, you know, as a Yankee fan, I'm just used to winning and it Z not fair for those Those gyms that air Jets Islanders Mets fans are Jim those air most of my best friends where they're just they're sports fandom is misery.
Yeah, pretty much like May up until the Lightning won the Stanley Cup.
You know, it's funny with me because I'm like, You're good now, Yeah, but I'm just like, uh, it's like it's OK.
The Phillies didn't make it was a covert year, then on the other, talking like, Oh, well, the Lightning one in a covert year, you know, so I can't make up my mind about it.
It's depressing either way, but all right, let's let's take a look at these matchups now.
Keep in mind as we do this show right now, the Braves and the Reds are actually in the second ending right now, 00 So that is a game that is going on.
But any of these Siris in particular jump out at you from up perspective of, you know, winning the Serie is not just, you know, game by game.
After the Yankees did what they did last night, you have to love them now.
I mean, you you took out the Triple Crown winner in Shane Bieber, the future Ailsa Young Award winner.
You win 12 to 3.
The Yankees were taking this Siri's.
The Siri's price is minus 3 90 which is a bit steep, but the Yankees aren't dropping two in a row.
We have playoff Tanaka tonight in a in an elimination game.
I like the Yankees to win tonight, so maybe we even just take that game rather than dealing with the Siri's price where the Yankee game is at.
Let me see what what number I get out here minus 1 24 That's those airway better odds.
So why not take your Yankee money line minus 1 24? That would be just like winning the Siri's, and I think that they pull off the sweep tonight.
Um, also we have baseball.
We have live baseball right now.
The Reds and the and the Braves are on television.
Uh huh, E uh All right, Quick 11 of our partners, fantasy Flurry sports dot or GTA has a printable MLB playoff bracket for all of our listeners to check out.
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And now we're gonna We're gonna take all the Siri's and and we'll see who does better by the by the end of the of the weekend.
Paul, you're a big fan of those, uh, of those printable brackets, aren't you? Of course I am.
We have March madness for for baseball for the first time ever.
So why not print out a bracket? We missed March Madness this year.
This is our opportunity.
We're gonna We're gonna have elimination baseball games every day for the next 23 weeks till till the world Siri's, which is just awesome.
It's It's a different world where there are four elimination games today.
Yeah, why not? What's your thoughts on the new format? You like it where the team with more wins gets all of the home games.
I am okay with it for this season.
I don't like the eight teams.
I think that this is a coronavirus Cove.
It answer to what we're going through.
Um, I don't I don't I think that we should stick to the six teams like we had because you don't want teams in the playoffs under 500.
That that's That's the biggest thing where the whole thing about baseball is it's a marathon, not a sprint.
You have Thio give the teams that win the division and have the great regular seasons, some sort of advantage.
And with the 18 thing it's not.
It doesn't it doesn't really exist like it's your in these bubbles right now.
Of course, you're giving them these these home games, but it's a three game set and we know that anything can happen in three games.
Which is why I think every underdog is live.
Yeah, alright, fair enough.
Are any of these others series that you had your eye on from a betting perspective? Um, let you want to just run through all of them and we'll see what prices we like and which side where each of us is on.
Yeah, we could do that because they're Look, they're all this Siri's prices.
We're all pretty steep.
Especially with four teams being up 10 At this point, there is one team in particular that I that I really like to come back from the other one hall, the Minnesota Twins.
Um, I'm not the Oakland Athletics.
That is correct.
I I only had one more guests.
Siri's peck Right there.
So the A's air plus 2 40 to win this series now White Sox or minus 2 90 after taking Game one with Lucas Giolito being perfect through six innings.
Yeah, first of all, I mean, Toledo's fantastic, you know, I know we had a very rough start to the season, but, you know, that's ah, that's a tough matchup for the ages in game one there.
But what the hell were they doing starting lazard of in game one? Like, I just I don't You don't put a rookie out there in game one.
I'm sorry. Basket.
Today I really like a lot.
He's much better at home, you know, again.
So you want to take that AIDS with a little caveat of today's game? I mean, I I definitely liked him today for sure that that that is no doubt about it.
Chris Bassett has made your boy plenty of money over this season.
But this is this a situation I'm definitely rolling with.
The is especially at home.
They're just They're a very good team at home.
So that's the three o'clock game.
Today, it's Chris Bassett against Dallas Kaegel.
The A's are minus 1 28 money line White Sox or plus 1 12 the run line at minus 1.5.
If you really like it is plus 1 68 for Oakland.
That might be a nice play for you today.
Did you know so yesterday? So the Chicago White Sox or 16 and no against left handed starters this season? Well, doesn't that say the White Sox, they're going to win this game? Is Ambassador Lefty *******s the writing? Okay.
I was like I was like, you're betting against yourself 16 and know that that is unfathomable.
When I when I heard it, I might enjoy literally dropped their literally dropped to the ground.
You want another unfathomable stat that we have here? Boy, do I? The Cleveland Indians? No, Never mind.
The Minnesota Twins have lost 17 straight.
Oh, yeah, that is wild.
How is that possible? Like I don't even understand.
Like in 17 playoff games, you stumble into a win. It's baseball.
We'll have it like 14 of them.
But against the Yankees, Well, but this streak runs.
Yes, yes, but the streak runs since 2004.
How do you know? Stumble into a win in 17 games like the Yankees can win tonight.
Make it 18 and close it out.
No, My God, why am I mixing up the Indians and the Twins? Sorry, same division, but it same colors, too.
It's just but but that that the Twins.
So Twins play in about a half hour at one oclock with Jose Berrios on the mound minus 1 50 I'm like, Why don't I just take the Astros? The Twins can't win a playoff game.
I get them at plus 30.
The Astros know how to win, you know that.
Yes, they cheated, but they still won the World Series and are just clutch.
Springer is clutch.
Um, I kind of like those odds.
And maybe this streak continues 18 which is just unbelievable.
Or you can think the other way where the twins have to finally win a game.
Where you on this one? Absolute Jose Berrios at home? Uh, he's not quite at the death taxes and Jose Berrios winds that he used to be.
But, I mean, historically, this guy is just a fantastic picture at home.
Uh, you know, and then, like, on the road, he just turns into somebody completely different.
But yeah, I would definitely think that the twins come back strong and finally get that finally get that postseason when picture match up.
Look, you're equity.
You know, I'm not a bad arm, but not also not somebody that I'm willing toe, you know, risk my my lifeline on If I'm going with the Astros here plus two, I mean, 2020.
Shouldn't the Astros get finally get that bad, use you going their way? I mean, it's about **** time already.
I've got to say that, but I'll take the Astros and with the Siri's just looking at the way the Twins are in the playoffs, I'll take the Astros minus 1 94 to win that Siri's twins or plus one plus 1 64.
Which side are you on there? I think from a plus money perspective.
Not a bad idea to go with the Twins.
Look, I know everything that you laid out there and in the postseason struggles of these guys, I guess.
**** one thing, too.
That really hurts the twins Not having Josh Donaldson on the rocks during this Siri's.
You know, they talked about it yesterday, and in the whole Yeah, you know, we'll definitely Adam, you know, once we get past this Siri's, But you might not.
So Yeah, e, I think from a plus money perspective, it it feels good to go to twins there.
But if I again like if this was, like, the last $200 that I had in my pocket, I would probably wait until tomorrow to go with the Astros.
I do think the twins are gonna get this win today with Barry us on the map.
Yeah, that Donaldson, isn't there Changes that Team E.
I think he's the He's the straw that stirs the drink, uh, with a little Reggie Jackson reference there.
When it comes to the Twins, they win games when he's in the lineup and he's not in the lineup.
Which is why I think the Astros have an enormous advantage.
How about this? A least side of the bracket.
I mean, there are three matchups where you could make the argument.
This this would be the A L.
You know, with all of them, except for Toronto at Tampa.
I mean, you could make that argument.
And here we are in the best of three.
Siri's where one of the like one of these teams in the three matchups has to go, you know? And that could that could be like another separate postseason tournament. Those losers.
But oh, crazy man, LA.
Just a lot of talent there in the l this year.
Yeah, I mean, it's what's hurt.
What's crazy is that we're going to get likely Yankees rays in the next round.
Is that is that correct? And I'm looking at the bracket right where that should be.
That shouldn't be the divisional round, which is Look, it's a different world.
It's a different year, but that also gives these teams on the other side of the bracket who you have, the White Sox, you have the A's, you have the Twins and you have the Astros.
You have three teams there that are novices when it comes to the playoffs, where one of them is gonna be in the LCS, where I'm hoping it's not the Astros for the same reason like God, you know, they lose Verlander.
They lose Cole, and they're still going to do this.
It makes the cheating seem less fluky, which is why I'm rooting for the other three teams to then lose to either the Yankees of the race.
That'll work right, but it's it's It's a question of of who's going to get there where the Billy being Oakland A's have proven they can make the playoffs, But I think they've won maybe one Siris in the entire time he's been there. GM.
But he keeps their job because he keeps the books clean.
Well, that's the thing.
I mean, nobody ever expects Oakland, you do anything but, you know, with, you know, with the foundation.
Who Chapman's? The one that's out for Oakland, right? I believe so.
And he's one of their best players.
Yeah, um, you know, I've been defensively.
Everything that he brings to the table is just obviously missed.
Um, 11 individual game that I like today.
I know that we've been talking about the Siri's, but I would not mind at all going with the rays run line today.
What the hell? I thought I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry.
I was looking at the wrong day.
I thought Taiwan Walker was going today.
That's game three that he's going carry on.
What you gonna dio, Paul? It's It's live, all right.
Things like this are bound to happen, Of course.
Yeah, man, we've got some great matches.
What about in the NL side of things? Anything standing out to you? I want the Dodgers to play the Padres like I just want that Syria's toe happen.
I'm really enjoying that.
I think that everyone would enjoy that and that it would just be good for fans.
Good for everybody.
I just I'm hoping the Dodgers don't do what they do in the playoffs and lose.
They make me so sad.
They good or not, to the Brewers, that they just better not.
But it could happen.
It z a three game series.
It's It's so simple where you lose the first game and you are in a winner go home and anything can happen.
But the Dodgers have been the best team this entire time.
They're they're the favorites to win the World Series, and I just hope that they at least make it there again.
Just so we have the best team gets there.
And this whole weird scenario doesn't work out the wrong way again.
Okay, um, 11 thing.
I'm definitely taking a look at here today.
I do like the Cubs in Game one.
Do like the Marlins in Game two, which is set up for an interesting scenario.
But Kyle Hendricks, man, just one of the best pitchers in baseball, and it's so funny I would get it done.
He is the homeless man's Greg Maddux in terms of, you know, just hitting the spot.
It's in the zone.
He's never gonna blow you away with anything over 90 miles an hour is just He's just an absolutely frustrating picture to deal with, and you could see it with veteran teams.
You know, they just get so flustered against a guy like Hendrix because they, you know, they can't touch what seems like so hittable.
And, you know, now you're gonna You're asking the younger team, you know, to come through and do that.
I think it's gonna be a disaster for the Marlins today.
But nice pitching match up in Game two with six toes Sanchez going against Jon Lester if six.
So Sanchez sounds familiar.
It's because that's who the Phillies traded for J T Realmuto.
It's Lester game, too.
I thought that I thought they lined up Darvish.
Jesus Christ, Paul.
No, I'm making sure.
No, you're again.
I'm Jesus Christ in myself.
But still, I like.
I don't see you.
I don't trust Darvish in the postseason anyway.
I mean, look fantastic picture, but he just he can't get it done at the big moments.
And that would mean Lester would be Game three against Pablo Lopez, who I also like Lopez over lesser So.
So you like the Marlins? Plus 1 62 serious price? I think I do.
It's a very scary proposition liking Hendrick so much in Game one.
But yeah, I love the matchup for the pitching matchup anyway, for the Marlins and those and the Games two and three.
I think that the Cubbies being at home is a big advantage.
Even though there's, you know, no fans.
Whatever it is, if they have, they have the rooftops across the street, right? Its's still Wrigley.
Like like you brought up.
This is the, uh, Steve Bartman Revenge.
Revenge Siri's? Yeah, I think the cubs come out on top.
I the minus 1 94 is a bit steep where maybe you just take the cubbies tonight where it's it's not as harsh, and then you can just sit on it.
The price is only gonna get worse, where you either need to take them.
Now out at minus 1 94.
Especially if you think the Cubs, they're gonna win game one.
Um, where you might want to just play Hendrix today and then sit on it on DSI.
What happens in in game two? And if you wanna play Game three with Lester on the mound.
He's proven he's clutch.
Siri's, um, he's great in the playoffs.
So you could You could bet on Lester than in Game three against Pablo Lopez.
Way got Dodgers Brewers.
We haven't hit the Padres Cardinals, which I think is, is one of those teams that's been there forever against the up and coming squad in the 45 Yeah, I'm I'm a little disappointed with the Cardinal.
I mean, again, I really did not pay attention to baseball down the stretch, but I don't I don't get Jack Flaherty starting game three for the Cardinals like he should.
He should either be game one or two.
Now, keep in mind.
Uh, quite young Kim for ST Louis has been fantastic this season.
I mean, I don't think anybody saw that coming, but he, uh, or at least the level of success that he's had, but yeah, this is a guy that, you know, he's definitely been able to do some soft contact and just kind of keep these hitters off balance.
So, um, definitely, like I say.
But those two pictures with Kim and Flaherty in the Siri's, not with the Padres.
Wanted to see right like they definitely would have preferred a different matchup.
But, I mean, you know Paddock Pata going for them today.
This is I'm I'm not trusting the cardinals bats in this series.
I'm just I think the Padres gonna win.
It's just I don't think it's gonna be an easy Siri's at all.
Yeah, I think this one goes three.
And we can kind of look at it once they split games one and two.
I think that Game three is gonna be obviously all hands on deck, but I think it goes the distance, which isn't very long, but But I think I think this one goes three games and then we'll see.
We'll see where we're at at that point.
But with with the with the bracket, what me and Al are gonna do, we're gonna fill out our brackets were gonna post it on our social at taking underscore sides on Twitter.
Um, but we want all of our listeners to head to fleury sports dot org's Print them out, play along with us and and you'll see how your bracket compares to ours.
Yeah, Alright, Alright, folks, I guess that leaves us with the NBA Finals.
NBA Finals Game one A another.
Well, I really haven't been watching too much MBA because of hockey, so I'll finally get back in the mix now.
But Miami Heat Los Angeles Lakers gonna do battle tonight.
Eyes nine o'clock is Paul just man mentioned? Lakers 4.
5 point favorites Money line.
Just under 200 for the Lakers about 1.
65 for the heat, with the total sitting there at 2. 17.5.
I know you've got probably a lot more thoughts on this game.
So once you you kick off the discussion.
Uh, you know what you like tonight and some of the different things that you're looking for, but yeah.
So I said when we were in the conference finals that my best bet for the rest of the playoffs was Lakers minus 3 60 to win the title.
Now we're at it.
Zits still Lakers minus 3 60.
So I still like that.
I mean, that's theory heat have are this great, nice story where Jimmy Butler found a home and they have all these unsung heroes and Andre Iguodala and Jae Crowder.
They're giving them the nice, the veteran presence.
But LeBron is not gonna let anyone else when these finals.
It's one of those Kobe passed away, sadly, and it would just makes sense in the universe for the Lakers to win this title.
Are you kind of with me on that? Yes.
I'm not gonna be surprised it off.
He make this A, you know, make this a great Siri's.
But I think just with LeBron, you're right.
And that whole Colby angle, you know, it was just It would be sweet, poetic justice.
Uh, you know, for the Lakers to finally get this time, do you know, gain? Uh, the night that Kobe died, I was in.
I was in the house at MSG, uh, Knicks nets Knicks that night.
So kind of coming full circle around here, but yeah, look, LeBron and a d or just a fantastic duo, Um you know, obviously band and a bio going up against a D.
That's gonna be a fantastic matchup to watch.
Uh, you know, and of course, a lot.
These young guys, you know, Tyler hero Duncan Robinson for the heat.
Just a lot of exciting stories that drag it, you know, probably even on his last legs here.
But the one with one x factor? Of course, I cannot forget my boy, Rajon Rondo.
Uh, definitely. Definitely.
Gotta play a big part in this Siri's fill the Lakers.
They're gonna have any chance of winning. Yeah.
So Game one tonight.
I like the Lakers minus 4.
I think LeBron will come out and be LeBron where that's that's a long story. Short.
He's got the experience.
He's the king of the finals.
He might not win them all.
But whoever he needs to shut down, he will.
He proves that to us over and over again.
It's his defensive prowess.
More than anything that I think is gonna be the difference in Game one.
And then, like I've said from from from the conference finals, I like the Lakers to win it all.
We got to figure out what we think the Siri's correct score is gonna be.
But with with with all of that, I, um I guess I'm then that says, I'm leaning Thio LeBron for the the M V.
P, which is minus 1 60 for the finals.
M v p um, let me run through these guys just so you can You can see them and maybe you'll give me what you think.
For finals M v p You got LeBron at minus 1.
60 a d plus 2 90 Jimmy Butler plus 7 50 bam plus 8 50.
And then it gets really interesting.
Have a long shots.
Goran Dragic plus 3500 Tyler hero plus 5000.
And then it gets even longer.
You got raison plus 10 Duncan Robinson, 25 thousands.
Yeah, I think I can't even say them igot Iguodala plus 10,000.
Also, um, are any of those thank you.
Like, I think I'd go LeBron or a D Even though the odds aren't great if I'm taking the Lakers, it's gonna be one of those two guys.
Um, it's so hard to look at that and just realized wow, like, LeBron might be the only realistic M v p choice here at maybe Anthony Davis.
But I think again to their kind of telling you what's gonna happen in this Siri's and that will be that will be a Lakers victory.
But the fact LeBron and plus and minus 1 60 territory like kind of on an island all by himself.
You know Anthony Davis there plus 2 90 seems like so far away.
So, yeah, I think LeBron is obviously the guy that you do want to go with.
If I'm going with anybody from a long shot perspective, I'm gonna say is banned at a bio plus 8 50.
I think he's got an opportunity to really hone it in with the blocks, you know, rebounds.
And if the heat do in this game, it's gonna be because he played out of his mind.
Not because Jimmy Butler played out of his mind or because Goran Dragic's play out of his mind like there's just there's so much size on that Lakers team that he would have toe really like step up to the challenge and and be the best player on the heat.
It's bam or it's LeBron.
I don't mind throwing a little lunch money yet.
Bam! Yeah, I'm even thinking Tyler hero.
He's proved it last round that he can put up one of those massive games.
I'll take him at 50 to 1 for for a couple shekels.
Yeah, I The one thing with with Hero is like, Lakers got a lot of old, like, nasty vets, you know, like, I just have a feeling they're not gonna let you know Tyler get away with a lot of the stuff that he's been getting away with, you know, pretty much this whole season.
He's been unbelievable.
Yeah, I mean, we'll see Game one tonight.
You'll see who LeBron guards, which I think makes a difference.
And whoever lebron guards is gonna get shut down.
So But I'm with you.
I think bam as the most value there, where if the heat somehow pull this off, it's gonna be him or Jimmy.
And I think the bubble has been a band coming out party.
And it would make sense if if he leads the heat Teoh a title.
And it would also be funny if LeBron loses to his former team.
There will be a I mean, just what a well rounded team the heat are.
But this is just a very tough duo.
What do you What do you think here about the Because you know we nailed it with the Stanley Cup finals.
Why not try it with the NBA Finals? What do you think the final Siri's tally is gonna be here.
I think, Ah, lot depends on game one.
But if I'm looking at Syria's correct score here, I like the Miami Heat 4 to 1 at plus 1500.
I'm Lakers for 10 my God.
What are you looking at? The same thing.
I had the pitching matchup.
Oh, I just LeBron's on the heat in my mind just went the wrong way.
Wow, Lakers for one plus 2 90 where I think that that's the best way to get plus odds on the Lakers.
If the Heat happened to take Game one, then I would take the Lakers four to to where I could even take both of those where I get the Lakers for one at plus 2 90 the the Lakers 4 to 2 at plus 3 20.
I think that those were the two most likely outcomes, which so does the sports book.
But those are both plus odds where it's it's still very doable.
I can't believe I just thought that LeBron was still on the heat there.
And I said E 1500.
Um, you know, it's funny when you look at odds like this, right? Like this kind of reminds me of golf, in a sense where they're kind of telling you, You know, the book is telling you what the outcome could be.
Right? Like at the beginning of golf, right after the co vid, I want to say, like, three, three or four.
E think was either three or four or four or five.
Outright favorites were the guys that won the tournament, right? So there's a little bit of a story to be told there with these lines.
And, you know, as you mentioned, L a 4 to 14 to two of the most likely outcomes.
Don't get it twisted.
Folks like you're still getting plus money odds there.
Which is very good, right? Like I know it's appealing toe wanna, you know, go after that gusto.
The Miami Heat 4 to 2.
Sure, they might do it.
But eyes, it really gonna happen.
I just think that you know, when you're looking at these odds here, fanduel or drafting Whoever they're, they're kind of putting it out there for you.
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We will put that once again in the chat for everybody to to, but well, I mean, let's not overthink the room, Paul.
Yeah, like Lakers in five or Lakers and six, it's gonna all depend on who wins game one. I think.
I think that's the answer where these odds are obviously gonna move, you could bet both.
Now, um, if you want to get the best odds.
But then you obviously know that you're essentially hedging yourself, and you're gonna lose one of those bets.
Um, if you put a gun to my head, make me pick one.
I say Lakers win 41 plus 2 90 which is, sadly, the shortest of the serious correct score Odds. Options.
All right, well, just to be a jerk, I'll do four to well, keep it interesting.
All right, go, Lakers.
I'll never say that ever again in my life.
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