Beardgoat
Beardgoat
Joined: Apr 2, 2012
  • Threads: 28
  • Posts: 869
March 31st, 2013 at 11:14:38 AM permalink
Alright boys and girls, the first game of the year starts tonight. I'm going to track my picks here. I know 98% of posters don't care but for the few tha do this should be fun. I plan to post most of my picks in the a.m. but some days I won't have time to do any picks. All units Bets will be considered to be a $100 wager unless noted

Today's game
Tex Rangers -1.5 (even) @ Hou Astros
steeldco
steeldco
Joined: Nov 30, 2011
  • Threads: 52
  • Posts: 4914
April 2nd, 2013 at 7:18:35 AM permalink
Beardgoat,
Thanks for starting this thread and allowing me to post here. Also, Mr. Random wanted to jump in. Hope that's OK.
I should probably wait a few more days, but gotta scratch this itch so here's the picks for today:
Colorado Rockies 131 L
Arizona DiamondBacks -120 W
DO NOT blindly accept what has been spoken. DO NOT blindly accept what has been written. Think. Assess. Lead. DO NOT blindly follow.
steeldco
steeldco
Joined: Nov 30, 2011
  • Threads: 52
  • Posts: 4914
April 3rd, 2013 at 4:24:45 AM permalink
YTD Results:
Total 11
+130dogs 131
Other dogs 0
Favorites -120
Mr. Random -220

Today's Picks:
Houston Astros 169 W
Boston Red Sox 103 L
New York Mets -140 W
Atlanta Braves -120 L
Baltimore Orioles 128 L
Colorado Rockies 115 W
San Francisco Giants 115 L
DO NOT blindly accept what has been spoken. DO NOT blindly accept what has been written. Think. Assess. Lead. DO NOT blindly follow.
SlackJawYokel
SlackJawYokel
Joined: Jan 22, 2012
  • Threads: 7
  • Posts: 73
April 3rd, 2013 at 2:21:32 PM permalink
Yo Steel thanks for including Mr. Random in on the action. Mrs. Random wants him to chase the NBA losses with MLB picks. I will be following.

Slack
steeldco
steeldco
Joined: Nov 30, 2011
  • Threads: 52
  • Posts: 4914
April 3rd, 2013 at 4:26:25 PM permalink
Slack,
No problem....apparently Buzz is funding them once again......wonder if he's getting something in return again.
DO NOT blindly accept what has been spoken. DO NOT blindly accept what has been written. Think. Assess. Lead. DO NOT blindly follow.
steeldco
steeldco
Joined: Nov 30, 2011
  • Threads: 52
  • Posts: 4914
April 4th, 2013 at 4:33:11 AM permalink
Results: 333
+130dogs 0
Other dogs 133
Favorites 200


YTD Total 344
+130dogs 131
Other dogs 133
Favorites 80

Today's Picks:
Tampa Bay Rays -126 L
Boston Red Sox 110 L
Atlanta Braves -135 W
DO NOT blindly accept what has been spoken. DO NOT blindly accept what has been written. Think. Assess. Lead. DO NOT blindly follow.
steeldco
steeldco
Joined: Nov 30, 2011
  • Threads: 52
  • Posts: 4914
April 5th, 2013 at 4:41:41 AM permalink
Total x -361
+130dogs x 0
Other dogs x -100
Favorites x -261
Mr. Random x 81

YTD Total x -17
+130dogs x 131
Other dogs x 33
Favorites x -181
Mr. Random x -249

Today's Picks:
Miami Marlins 152 L
Cleveland Indians 161 W
Arizona DiamondBacks 114 W
Oakland Athletics -145 L
DO NOT blindly accept what has been spoken. DO NOT blindly accept what has been written. Think. Assess. Lead. DO NOT blindly follow.
steeldco
steeldco
Joined: Nov 30, 2011
  • Threads: 52
  • Posts: 4914
April 6th, 2013 at 7:16:39 AM permalink
Total x 266
+130dogs x 52
Other dogs x 114
Favorites x 100
Mr. Random x -248

YTD Total x 249
+130dogs x 183
Other dogs x 147
Favorites x -81
Mr. Random x -497

Today's Picks:
Boston Red Sox 140 W
Cincinnati Reds -114 W
Miami Marlins 141 L
Seattle Mariners -135 L
Detroit Tigers -170 L
Texas Rangers -125 L
Minnesota Twins 143 W
Kansas City Royals 116 W
Tampa Bay Rays -160 L
Houston Astros 120 W
DO NOT blindly accept what has been spoken. DO NOT blindly accept what has been written. Think. Assess. Lead. DO NOT blindly follow.
tupp
tupp
Joined: Feb 9, 2012
  • Threads: 3
  • Posts: 519
April 6th, 2013 at 9:53:17 AM permalink
Thank you for this picks thread!

As a novice to sports betting, I am having trouble understanding the figures given. Could someone please explain the meaning of each line, word and character?

Thanks!
steeldco
steeldco
Joined: Nov 30, 2011
  • Threads: 52
  • Posts: 4914
April 6th, 2013 at 10:09:17 AM permalink
Today's Picks:
Boston Red Sox 140 W

In the example above of one of today's picks, you would be betting 100 on Boston (who is the underdog in this game) in order to win 140. The other side in this game is the Toronto Blue Jays (who are the favorites in this game) and you would have to bet 150 on them in order to win 100.

The last character shown, the "W", is just the designation for what the random pick had chosen. In order words, Boston was chosen to win as a random pick. If there were an "L", then they would have been randomly chosen to lose.

I'm not sure if I answered your question. Please let me know if I have not.
DO NOT blindly accept what has been spoken. DO NOT blindly accept what has been written. Think. Assess. Lead. DO NOT blindly follow.

  • Jump to: