uh, there is taking sides.
I'm your host out walls joined, as always by Paul Shapiro.
You can find us on Twitter out here.
Follow the show.
First of all, at taking on score size file Paul at game day fax and could find me there as well at 13 AIDS at Walsh.
As always as well were brought to you by us odds dot com.
Make sure you go there for all the great information out there.
I mean, the writer, the writer on that website is just fantastic.
I mean, have you have you seen a better writer in your life? Paul? He's very good looking too.
He's certainly not bad, But I digress with all that look, His name is awash.
His name is out there.
So just so just so all of our listeners know what free.
So we had a very interesting day.
As are very interested week so far already in the sports world.
Um, I'm really looking forward to the NBA Finals, of course, but we just had one finals finish off.
And that's right, folks.
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 team that I pay put some money on doing the cup was none other than the New York Rangers.
And we all know how that worked out for them.
Eso yes, it was nice to get that.
I did a $50 bet, paid out 33 75 or from not mistaking the 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 Paul's idea.
So lots of lots of credit there for him on that.
The guy who knows nothing about hockey, but just did math.
Yeah, it was a very, very fine place game.
So I I still 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 Staley cutback in 04 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, Ah, 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 Zammar.
So you are the anti jinx that's not believe so.
Not happy with it.
Now it's It's upsetting because I don't know if you've ever, ever been down in 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 Mardi Gras down there.
So now they have one.
Can we go? 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.
Wild, raucous version of it.
So definitely something to check out there if you know if you're down in the area.
But of course, you know, social distancing gonna play a big role with that. Go on.
Far 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.
It's actually 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 shared it, too.
So if you follow me there, 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 in the championship.
That's so cool that, you know somebody there, that's yeah.
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 so, 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.
Gonna take like, a private plane up to Canada, toe, 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 it with you.
E was the number one? No, no, It's like at a poker table.
If you can't identify the sucker, you are the sucker e you go girl tip out there.
We appreciate that.
Cha ching cha ching.
Yeah, you could make a 50 cent bet.
Now I can't wait and I got plenty of them.
Did you say chubby girl? It's Cubby girl.
No, I did not say Chubby girl.
I said, Cubby girl.
Okay, We'll have to go back to the transcript.
But I did, Cubby girl.
Uh oh, 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.
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 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 Bets.
Paul, You the big money line guy.
So 12 and four record, uh, in week two, including three and oh, against the spread.
Okay. You got it wrong there.
Yeah, what you got here? I was 12 for 16 and take a and 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? Yeah. Yeah.
No, 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 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 just 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 know, like, Jesus, how how the hell did we put the Giants 40 Niners game on the Texas side? I mean, you know, you for the Giants to not show up.
You know, the way that they did, uh, basically, like a 34 point lost something along those lines.
Great. You know, maybe we're making strides.
But Thio have that type of a no show performance against the San Francisco Giants.
Or, I guess in 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 tune in 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 groceries division, just like me.
Rubbing my nose is gross, um, one.
And they are right would like Wait, that's that's it's really who's backing their way in the Cowboys or the It comes down to that, just like last year.
It's 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 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 was Yeah, 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 going into their bye at 25 and one very well cut bills.
But there could be one game out of first place at that point.
Um, you know, speaking of the Eagles, they were thorn in my week.
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.
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 a 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 thank you gonna have out there is You know, it's just not happening.
So you might as well learn toe like once or come up with ways to improve him because he ain't going anywhere.
Yeah, I almost feel bad for Carson once because he waas 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 home stadium, and outside of it.
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.
We won, I got a ring, but I What did I dio? He held the clip bowlers.
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 led the Eagles to a good portion of the, you know, best record in the NFC, which is what gave the home field and, you know, kind of allowed them on their path to the Super Bowl.
Saw e Don't know, man.
I'm a Christian.
One fan I know you are to set.
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 ones the by I just said week, nine week weekend game against the cowboys this huge? Yeah.
Before we get into the shop, want to remind everybody? Go two points bet dot com.
Sign up for a new account.
You get yourself for risk free bets for that range up to $1000 or you got to do is use the promo code us odds, and you will be on your way.
That's pretty **** good. Deal Pause.
You taken advantage of that? Yeah, I'm not allowed to.
It's something I would love to dio.
Arrived over the winter when I'm at your house.
When we do a football Sunday, I'm gonna use that promo code.
And I have $1000 in free bets.
That's gonna be a fun Sunday.
That's what we should dio You should do a live show and see if we could live.
Well, I already have a points.
I already have a points by the count, right? Right.
But it will be my account and we'll see if we could lose $1000 in a day.
I like it so challenging.
Something be like it's risk free.
It was so much fun by the way I want to give 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 like right after Cove.
It started, actually.
So maybe I'm the good luck time, you know? All right, let's get into the week four Thursday Night Football match up.
It's a dandy folk.
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 13 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 passion.
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 shot that they appreciate that, uh, in this match up here.
Oh, uh, I actually have taken.
I don't I'm gonna take my hand right now.
I took the Jets at plus three.
I bought up a half point for me.
I think the 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 the mid eighties.
That's a tough one.
That's a great jersey.
Thank you. Thrift shop 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 we're just gonna get worse.
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 going to 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 there again, 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 Yeah, definitely low scoring on but again to, you know, we've been talking about us.
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.
No, 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 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 gonna 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? And that's been 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.
He's got to get off the shot for nothing.
Unfortunately, you know, I gotta take this one at the actual line of 1.
5 year for the Jets.
But you know where I got them in in real life, you know, with the rial 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 are your three best bets for for Thursday night. Yeah.
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 them to do anything big here, but all right, so the second one Well, 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 reason.
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 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, 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 ripping is gonna get the ball out.
Quick fonts also arguably their best receiver now the Courtland.
Some things 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 font.
But Jerry Judy was questionable leading up to the week three games.
So you wonder, you know, did they take it? Cost us 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, 10.
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.
My mom was texting me out to see what it says.
Hey, hey, went eight for nine for 53 yards.
So and the tickets.
But it's like that means he's throwing four yard passes.
Four yard passed 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 gonna be super light.
Um, propensity of Sam.
Donald 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 are going to score points.
So that's a that's a $10.
50 dollars $10 bet, $50 return there.
Yeah, that could happen against the Broncos being that, 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.
Grantees? I think he's toting it for about 33.
4 yards per carry.
But again against the Broncos, if you know we're going to 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, where 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 for my family.
And right now you have Sand Arnold's number one receivers, Chris Hogan, which is in the preseason.
I think he was five or six on their depth 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 Gates, 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, Barrio 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 O eso is Frank Gore, right? That's right. Yeah, of course.
Was Course was 28 years ago.
Uh, last last thing for Thursday night.
I assume we're both on the under.
Is the number 40 or something like that? It is exactly 40.
Uh, since we're on the air, it's 39 a half Now.
It moved Jerry 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, this is 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're all, they might win games.
But if they win games, they're gonna 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.
So? So broncos final score 12 9.
Let's make it 11 9.
They get the safety at somewhere and wash it. No.
So it has to be 10 9.
What's going on? So I win.
So I went taking sides and I get ah, win on the board for myself.
Know I gotta keep this for next week.
When, when you're when you're gonna be down five zero ball.
Well, hopefully Friday, we'll know right there.
All right, let's get into the Sunday slate because Lord knows we got plenty of them.
By the way, uh, 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, uh, you know, we need toe learn more about the situation, I guess throughout the week, in order to come up with a good date for when the game is were scheduled.
But some some people have said Monday's an option.
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. Paul.
What? What type of effect you think this is gonna have? Not really.
I'm betting, but we need some clarity, but we're 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 skills 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 postponed 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's animal, those air, those were 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.
Right? 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 bar 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.
Yeah, you know, while that whole thing went on.
So, I mean, this is just an 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.
Belittle 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 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.
I 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 **** thing where you get all the positives.
We're practicing tomorrow.
Talk about herd immunity for the froth of 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 kinds.
Second putting money.
Well, I because I lost half the money back on Sunday.
It really funny, though, right? But I mean, of course, like you get the most information out there on Friday.
Like, without a doubt.
Uh, you know, that's what some of the best publication detailed.
Uh, you know, break or so 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 matchup in week for like, All right, here's moving parts, you know? What's that mean? 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, it's not.
It's not your fault, You know, you're just picking the games, and I'm saying, Okay, that works are betting on the outcome of human events.
So, yes, there will be mistakes. Minute.
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.
Um, but I left many points in and I don't like 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.
Decide whether I'm gonna take it.
It's gone. That game.
What are your thoughts on on the cardinals in the Panthers while just looking, seeing where the best 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 I'm looking for Ah, big, big bounce back game here.
And of course, there the Panthers just coming off that upset the feet of the Chargers on the road.
But I think you got to team 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 point is there gonna be very important here.
Um, you know, you want to take that.
As as Paul just mentioned Donna with 2.
5, if you can for the Cardinals money line.
I think it's a little It's a little steep for for a West Coast team coming east, but I agree.
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, uh, mash up on on Friday.
I love it, but the Raiders one 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 Raider lose the game that they lose by a field goal.
So the plus free 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.
With that three, I think it's important.
It's just letting you know you know, like the Bills.
They're supposed to win this game, and I look, and I think that there's things going against the Raiders to number one a great chunk play team, you know, meeting in those 67 yard gains bills, air exactly that.
I mean, I can't believe how well Josh Allen is planning to start to see and, uh, you know, he is my family 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 no, 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 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.
And I just think, you know, the bills, they're gonna they're gonna keep this thing rolling. Vegas.
Look, man, a lot of travel if ifs, ands or buts going going against him this this week.
But I'm firmly with the Bills.
Yeah, 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, and I agree.
I mean, the Josh Allen.
If it's something 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 playoff run, and I did make a playoff run.
I end up scoring the most points in the league, but not have a Josh Allen.
This year is a killer e.
I'll tell you all about it after each game, Paul Norm, especially this next on.
Make me feel worse every time.
Uh, any other best bets that do you like so far? One more and you're gonna I love it.
You wanna know why you're gonna love it? Is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? I feel that that's a gorgeous jobs.
It would go perfectly with this blue sweater.
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.
5 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 grow.
Stepped up actually played football again.
And I just think the books 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, we're talking like Josh Freeman days, maybe Josh Freeman.
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 are in.
The one thing that's like the charges had a great defensive game plan against the Chiefs in week two.
So, again, I gotta, you know, look at 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.
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.
Um, but yeah, it looks like Godwin is not gonna play in this game.
You know, Mike Evans draws a very tough matchup against Hayward on the outside.
But again, this big game for the tight ends.
Man, this is great. This is Howard.
This is, you know, got to 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, 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 camping may do it to somebody very soon.
Yeah, that defense.
It really don'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. Doesn't matter.
6 Okay, it was It was rough, but it's okay.
I'll the cream authorized to the top.
I'm not worried.
That's well run.
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 like Alright, Alright.
May I'll go through mine. Of course.
You know, we had the same game on one of the other with the bills minus three.
We already talked about that, but the other three are actually totals, You know, I mean a total guy, Paul.
I love me some total.
So, Ugo, let's go to Dallas for the 1st 1 54 p.
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, very favorable field position.
Four points for two teams that could run the ball very well is just absurd.
I really don't think that we're gonna 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 schooling affair that everybody else will.
Dallas is also playing a much better defense this week.
The last two weeks, they've got to take advantage off Atlanta and Seattle, and I know everybody says with Seattle, La Blah, blah like legion of Boom.
That's 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 sponge.
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 team? Yeah.
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 if you want to get this number early in the week because I think it's on its way down Yeah, go in the opposite way here with an over, Uh, it's 49 a half.
I pretty much take this at, like, 80 at this point.
But the Jaguar and the Bangles, I just don't think either team is great on defense on again through the Bangles.
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.
No mixing is kind of just been stuck in neutral behind that line.
They really needed get him involved in more creative ways, and I saw it breaking some.
Some of these for for Ganz.
Now Gardner Minshew, the other guys coming back starting to see the 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 fantasy football this year has been absolutely fantastic.
He should have a very nice game against.
I didn't, but again I would have to get it 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, little? I think that you can get it at 60.
You just have thio the odds that you could get on that or probably unbelievable.
Let's go to the Let's go to the tape.
You can set your line at 60 and I think you should get it just But 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 it.
I bet it's like, plus six.
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 out here, and you could turn it into a big bucks over sixties plus 300.
That's nothing. Nice little 32.
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.
Georgia has entered the room now.
Our mascot is bad.
The other game that I have 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.
Recent ban, We talk about it almost every week.
I'm pretty sure with the goes 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 the 40 Niners? Like we just saw Dan Egypt at home.
He didn't do a **** thing against U S.
So I don't trust cars.
Lunch in the spot, either.
That's it. That's it.
For a national television game.
It's to something.
That game this week.
I know a lot of people, probably a poo poo it that one.
You wanna bring that total up for you, you could do it.
I just I can't I can't go on board with the Niners running the Eagles and and thinking there's good points on the board. I'm sorry.
I feel you there.
I think that's a accordingly.
But if you get it early in the week like we're saying, I'm with you on that one, All right? Alright, folks.
Those were our best bets for week.
Four of best early bets for a week, for ones they should take advantage of off course.
We're gonna be back on Friday to, you know, discuss some of these bets a little more concrete, but yeah, so we'll be there and playoffs, Paul, because Oh, my God, my favorite sport is back three D players, but here we are at the best of three.
Serie is going on here.
My Phillies not in the mix, but that Z, that's not the hitter there.
It's unbelievable to me that the Phillies or the Mets couldn't make it with an extended, uh, you know, 18 full in each league and the Marlins get in there, you know, but 2020 2020 Paul.
It's more funny that the Mets didn't make it because all of my friends were Mets friends like Chili's.
At least I thought that they had the pieces where then if he 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 were most of my Yeah, pretty much like May up until the Lightning understand, Like up.
You're good now, Yeah, but I'm just like, uh, it's like It's OK, The Phillies, Medicaid.
It was a covert year, then on the other, talking like, Well, the lighting one in the 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 the show right now, the Braves and the Reds are actually, but any of these Siris in particular jump out at you from perspective of winning.
This year's not just 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 taken This Siri's.
The Yankees aren't dropping two in a row of playoff Tanaka tonight in a in an elimination game.
I like the Yankees to 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 number again out here minus 1. 24.
That's those airway. Better odds.
So So why not take Yankee money line in this 1 24? That would be just like winning the Syria's.
And I think that they bill off the sweep tonight.
Um, also, we have baseball.
We have live baseball right now.
Yeah, the Reds and the and the Braves are on television.
That they left their um um all right, quick.
11 one of our partners fantasy.
Uh, flurry sports dot or GTA has a principal MLB playoff bracket For all of our list.
Check it out there.
We re tweeted and, uh, go over toe flurry sports dot or print out bracket and play along with me.
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 the printable brackets, aren't you? Of course I am.
I wonder why Way have March Madness for for baseball for the first time ever.
So why not print out a bracket? We missed March matches this year.
This is our opportunity.
We're gonna We're gonna have elimination till the world Siri's, which is just awesome.
It's a different world.
Where there are 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.
In answer to what we're going through.
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 play under 500.
That that's That's the biggest thing where the whole thing about baseball, 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 Siri's 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 we each of us on? Yeah, because Because they're Look, they're all this raise prices.
We're all pretty steep.
Especially with four teams being up 10 at this point, there is one team in particular that I really like to come back from.
The one hall, the Minnesota Twins.
All right, we have one more guests.
Siri's check right there.
Giolito being perfect through six innings.
Yeah, first of all, I mean, T Alito's fantastic, you know? I know we have.
That's Ah, but what the hell are they doing? Starting Lazard up in game one? I just I don't You don't put a rookie out there in game one. I'm sorry.
I really like a lot of he's much better at home.
Uh, you know, again.
So you want to take that aids with a little caveat of today's game.
I mean, I definitely like them today for sure that that that is no doubt about it, Chris.
But this is this a situation? I'm definitely wrong with it.
It's Chris. Pass it against Dallas Chemical.
The A's are minus 1 28.
White Sox or plus 1 12.
The run line at minus 1.5.
You really like it is plus 1 68 Brooklyn.
That might be a nice for you today.
Get that? Did you know so yesterday? So the Chicago What? Well, doesn't that say the White Sox are going to win this game? Is Ambassador Lefty *******s the writing? Oh, okay.
I was like, E was like, You're betting against yourself.
You want another unfathomable step that we have? 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.
We'll have it like 14 have been against the Yankees.
Well, but this streak running Yes, yes, but the streak runs since 2004.
How do you know 19 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 eso twins play in about a half hour at one oclock, uh, with Jose Berrios on the mound minus 1 50.
And I'm like, Why don't I just take the Astros? The Twins can't win a playoff game.
I get them a plus 30.
The Astros know how to win.
No, they Yes, they cheated, but they still won the World Series and are just clutch the, 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.
You could say that, but I'll take the Astros and with the Siri's just looking at, I think, from across money person there and in the postseason struggles of these guys, I just stand one thing, too.
That really hurts the Twins.
Not having Josh Donaldson on the rocks during this.
Siri's, uh, you know, they talked about it yesterday and you know, 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 feels good to go to twins there.
But if I like, If this were 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 going to get this win today with Very.
He's the District 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 line up.
Which is why I think the Astros have been enormous vantage.
How about this? A least side of the bracket? I mean, birth, three matchups.
Or you could make the argument.
This this would be the A else.
Yes, 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 that Could that could be like another separate postseason tournament.
But crazy man watched a lot of talent there.
And the eldest? Yeah, yeah.
I mean, it's what's all right.
What's crazy is that we're going to get luckily, Yankees rays in the next round.
Is that Is that correct? Um, I'm looking at the bracket right where that should be the 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 comes to the playoffs, where one of them is gonna be in the LCS or I'm hoping it's not Astros for this, you know they lose Verlander, they lose call, and they're still going to do this, rooting for the other three teams to then lose either the Yankees of the race.
That'll work, right? It's a of who's going to get there where the ability being Oakland A is proven they can make the playoffs.
But think they've won? Maybe one Siris in the entire time he's been there, Jim.
But he keeps their job because he keeps the books clean.
Yeah, well, that's the thing.
I mean, nobody ever expects Oakland to do anything but with the foundation, Who Chapman's.
The one that's out for Oakland? Um, I believe he's one of their best players.
Yeah, um, you know, I've been defensively.
Everything that he brings to the table is just, you know, obviously missed.
Um 11 individual game.
Sorry. I'm sorry.
I want Walker was going today.
That's game three that he's going carry on.
What you gonna dio, Paul? Its's live.
All right. Things like this are bound to happen.
Of course I should say, What about 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, 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 better not to the Brewers that they 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 there.
There are the favorites to win the World Series, and I just hope that they at least make it there again.
Just so we have the bath scene 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 Marlin in Game two, which is set up for an interesting scenario.
But Kyle Hendricks, man, just one of the best judges in baseball, and it's so funny, I would get it done.
He is the homeless man.
Great pictures to deal with, and you could see it with veteran teams.
You know, they just get throw fostered against a guy like Hendry because they you know, they can't touch what what seems like so hill.
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 matchup in Game two with six toes.
Sanchez going against Jon Lester.
If six does Santa sounds familiar.
It's because that's the Phillies traded for J. T.
It's letter 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.
You don't trust Darvish in the postseason anyway.
I mean, look fantastic picture, but he just 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 lesson or so.
So you like the Marlins plus 1 62 serious price.
It's a very scary proposition, like Hendrix, so much 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 while they have, they have the rooftops across the street, right? It's its's.
Still Wrigley like like you brought up.
This is the, uh, Steve Bartman Revenge Revenge Siri's.
I think the Cubs come out on top.
The minus 1 94 is a bit steep when maybe you just take the Cubbies tonight where it's it's not as harsh, and then you could 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 and 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.
We got the Dodgers Brewers.
We haven't hit the Padre Cardinals, which I think is is one of those teams that's been there forever against again.
I really did not pay attention to baseball down the stretch, but I don't I don't get Jack Flaherty starting game brief for the Cardinals.
He should either be game one or two Now, keep in mind.
I mean, I don't think anybody saw that coming, but, uh, yeah, we're a 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 stuff contact and just kind of keep these hitters off balance.
So, um, definitely, like Siri's not like they definitely would prefer to different matchup.
But, I mean, you know, Paddock Paddock going for them today.
This is I'm not I'm not trusting the Cardinals bats in this series.
I'm just I think the Padres gonna win, And I don't think it's gonna be an easy Siri's at all.
Yeah, I think that 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 is 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 that point.
But with with the with bracket what me and Al are gonna do.
We gonna fill out our brackets were gonna post it on our social that take underscore sides on Twitter.
Um, but we want dot org's print them out, play along with us, and you'll see how your bracket compare stars.
Alright, folks, I guess that leaves us with the N b A finals.
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.
Just under 200 for the Lakers.
65 for the heat with the totals.
5, I know you got probably a lot more thoughts on this games.
You want you you kick off the discussion.
Uh, you know what you'd like tonight and some of the different things that you're looking for? 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 it's it's still Lakers minus 3 60.
So I still like that I mean, that's the heat Have are this great nice story.
Or 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.
Sadly, and it would just makes sense in the universe for the Lakers to win this title.
Did he make this A, You know, make this a great Siri's.
But I think just with LeBron right and that whole Colby angle, you know, it would just it would be sweet, poetic justice.
Uh, you know, for the Lakers finally get this time.
Do you know, gain? Uh, the night that will be died? I was in, I was in the house, MSG, uh, Knicks nets Knicks that night.
So kind of coming full circle around here, but yeah, that that to be a fantastic matchup to watch, Um, you know, and of course, Aled, these young guys, you know, Tyler hero Duncan Robinson for the heat.
Just a lot of exciting stories that drag.
It's, 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.
I gotta play a big part in this Siri's, uh, 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 liberal, 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 it all.
We got to figure out what we think the serious correct score is gonna be.
But with with with all of that, I, um I guess I'm then that says I'm leading to 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 final M v p.
You got LeBron at minus 1 60 80 plus 2.
90 Jimmy Butler plus 7 50 bam plus 8 50.
And then it gets really interesting on long shots.
Goran Dragic plus 3500 Tyler Hero plus 5000.
And then it gets even longer.
You got raison plus 10,000 Duncan Robinson, 25 thousands was, uh plus 10,000.
Also, um, are any of those 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.
I think again to their kind of telling you what's gonna happen in this series.
And that will be That will be Lakers victory.
But the fact LeBron in 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 guide factor.
I'm gonna say his band Man of Bio plus 8 50 I think he's with the blocks you know, really 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 Gordo gets played out of his mind.
Like there's just there's so much eyes on that Lakers team that he would have Thio really like step up to the challenge and and be the best player on the heat.
So 2 May is banned or it's LeBron.
I don't mind throwing a little ones.
Wanna get banned? Yeah, I'm even thinking Tyler Pierre! Oh, he's proved it last names.
I'll take him at 50 to 1 for couples.
Yeah, I The one thing 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 entirely.
Get away with a lot of this stuff and we'll see Game one tonight.
You'll see who LeBron guards, which I think makes a difference.
And whoever lebron guards is going to get shut down.
So But I'm with you, I think bam, that is 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 ban coming out party.
And it would make sense if if he it leads heat Teoh a title.
And it would also funny if LeBron loses to his former.
Yeah, this is This is just a very tough duo.
Um Alright, 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 games.
But if I'm looking at Syria's correct score here, I like the Miami Heat 4 to 1 at plus 1500.
I Abalo Well, you look at e o I just LeBron's on 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, uh, to take game one.
Then I would take the Lakers four to to where I could even take both of those.
I get the Lakers for one at 2.
90 and the the Lakers 4 to 2 at plus 3 20 most likely outcomes, which so does the sports book, Uh, but those are both plus odds where it's it's still very doable.
I can't believe I just thought that LeBron was from the heat there and I said E 200 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 me what the outcome could be, right? Like at the beginning of golf, right after the co vid, I want to say, like, 33 or four eyes 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 outcome.
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.
It's plus 9 50 but I mean your fanduel or drafting whoever they're.
They're kind of putting it out there for you.
Hey, folks or points that I read that promo out or points back points that do it already.
Alright, Points that dot com for a new account for risk free bets for $1000 value.
Just use the promo code. US odds.
We will put that once again in the chat for everybody to you Take the room, Paul.
Yeah, 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 it into my head, make me pick one.
I say Lakers win 41 plus 2 90 which is, sadly, the shortest of the serious career score.
All right, well, just to be a jerk, I'll forward to keep it interesting.
All right, go, Lakers.
I'll never say that ever again in my life Yeah.
All right, folks, that's going to do it for our show today.
Make sure you give us a follow on Twitter at taking underscores.
Besides, follow Paul at Gandhi fax and myself at 14 8 dot Walsh.
Also go to us, huh dot com.
Check out all the great articles.
I've only got one up this week for NFL, but throughout the week, probably by Friday.
Go see the other four up.
You're gonna see profit for our hometown teams around here. The Giants Eagles.
And you know, of course, the gentleman's were up today.
You also get my best best bets a week for, uh for week four and then also to you're gonna get profits for the Monday night game A swell.
So definitely check those out again at us dash odds dot com Be our next show here for taking sides on this is what not to try to get us on iTunes and Spotify.
That way you could listen to us, you know, in your favorite podcast places everywhere you listen to music for the gym, all that kind of stuff or working on it.
Folks, it's a work in progress, but we'll be there soon enough.
Any any thing to take us out? Paul, Your your dad.
I just have No, I need to make sure that when our listeners listen to the end of the show, they know that I'm ahead of you by a tiny bit now and that are first take a side off.
This week is the Thursday night game.
You took the jets minus 1.5.
I get the broncos plus 1.
Alright, alright, Alright folks, we will see you on Friday.