Pfile Nickname jimmythegreek
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08/21/2014 12:52 PM

Hank Goldberg: Rise of penalty flags have led to Vegas over/under oddity By John Breech | CBSSports.com All those penalty flags that have been thrown around for the first two weeks of the NFL preseason aren't just making fansmad, they're causing headaches in Las Vegas.Through two weeks, NFL officials have thrown 104 flags for defensive holding, 70 for illegal use of the hands and 55 for illegal contact, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. That's 229 free first downs for opposing offenses. The flag throwing has gotten so out of hand that it's now having a consequence the NFL probably didn't intend: It's affecting bookies in Vegas. More first downs means longer drives, which theoretically means a team has a better chance of scoring points. That's led to something in Week 3 of the preseason that nationally renowned sports handicapper Hank Goldberg can't remember ever seeing in his life: Every game has a point total over 40. That means if you're betting the over/under on a game this week, you're going to see some high point totals. "This is a reaction to the defensive penalties that have been prolonging scoring drives," Goldberg said. Even with the artificially high point totals in place for Week 2 -- where 14 of the 16 games had points totals over 40 -- the over was still hit 10 times. The Vegas reaction has been to go even higher. Hammerin' Hank, who offered gambling insight at ESPN for over 20 years, says what's happening this week is a Vegas oddity, "I've never seen where every game is over 40," Goldberg said. With the numbers so high, this might not be the week to bet, "What [Vegas] is saying is that they're getting hurt, so they're raising the number," Goldberg said. "They're not in it to lose money." Goldberg likes three games to go under this week, including Miami/Dallas (45.5), Cleveland/St. Louis (42.5) and Tampa Bay/Buffalo (41.5). "I'd be shocked if Cleveland went over," Goldberg said. "Look at the difficulty the offense has had. And that Rams defense." As far as penalties go, Goldberg expects things to get back to normal once the regular season starts and that's mainly because if things don't, fans will might stop staying up to watch primetime games, "[Fans] aren't going to put up with this very long," Goldberg said. "People might start going to bed on the East Coast." Fans are already fed up with all the penalties.

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08/21/2014 11:45 AM

MLB Cleveland vs. Minnesota, 08/21/2014 13:10 Cleveland -153 Units: 10 of 10 To see more of tjas's plays click here.

Pfile Nickname bamajohn
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08/21/2014 12:17 PM

MLB Houston vs. NY Yankees, 08/21/2014 13:05 Under 8/-117 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Cleveland vs. Minnesota, 08/21/2014 13:10 Under 7/-123 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Arizona vs. Washington, 08/21/2014 16:05 Washington -182 Units: 10 of 10 MLB LA Angels vs. Boston, 08/21/2014 19:10 LA Angels -125 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Detroit vs. Tampa Bay, 08/21/2014 13:10 Detroit -122 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Cleveland vs. Minnesota, 08/21/2014 13:10 Cleveland -153 Units: 10 of 10 To see more of bamajohn's plays click here.

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08/21/2014 11:44 AM

MLB Cleveland vs. Minnesota, 08/21/2014 13:10 Cleveland -146 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Cleveland vs. Minnesota, 08/21/2014 13:10 Under 7/-120 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Arizona vs. Washington, 08/21/2014 16:05 Washington -182 Units: 10 of 10 MLB LA Angels vs. Boston, 08/21/2014 19:10 LA Angels -124 Units: 10 of 10 MLB San Francisco vs. Chi Cubs, 08/21/2014 20:05 San Francisco -155 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Detroit vs. Tampa Bay, 08/21/2014 13:10 Detroit -122 Units: 10 of 10 NFL Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia, 08/21/2014 19:30 Philadelphia -175 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Houston vs. NY Yankees, 08/21/2014 13:05 Houston +1½/-140 Units: 10 of 10 To see more of chargerrodger's plays click here.

Pfile Nickname bamajohn
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08/20/2014 09:58 AM

MLB Seattle vs. Philadelphia, 08/20/2014 13:05 Seattle +112 Units: 10 of 10 MLB NY Mets vs. Oakland, 08/20/2014 15:35 Oakland -180 Units: 10 of 10 MLB LA Angels vs. Boston, 08/20/2014 19:10 LA Angels -142 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Detroit vs. Tampa Bay, 08/20/2014 19:10 Detroit +102 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Baltimore vs. Chi White Sox, 08/20/2014 20:10 Baltimore -142 Units: 10 of 10 To see more of bamajohn's plays click here.

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08/20/2014 06:46 PM

MLB Texas vs. Miami, 08/20/2014 12:40 Miami -163 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Texas vs. Miami, 08/20/2014 12:40 Miami -1½/+133 Units: 1 of 10 MLB Seattle vs. Philadelphia, 08/20/2014 13:05 Seattle +112 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Toronto vs. Milwaukee, 08/20/2014 14:10 Milwaukee -1½/+170 Units: 1 of 10 MLB Toronto vs. Milwaukee, 08/20/2014 14:10 Milwaukee -126 Units: 10 of 10 MLB NY Mets vs. Oakland, 08/20/2014 15:35 Oakland -180 Units: 10 of 10 MLB NY Mets vs. Oakland, 08/20/2014 15:35 Oakland -1½/+125 Units: 1 of 10 To see more of roguesalmon's plays click here.

Pfile Nickname bamajohn
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08/19/2014 03:37 PM

MLB Houston vs. NY Yankees, 08/19/2014 19:05 Houston +155 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Seattle vs. Philadelphia, 08/19/2014 19:05 Seattle -158 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Detroit vs. Tampa Bay, 08/19/2014 19:10 Detroit -123 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Baltimore vs. Chi White Sox, 08/19/2014 20:10 Baltimore -107 Units: 10 of 10 To see more of bamajohn's plays click here.

Pfile Nickname spooky
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08/19/2014 01:02 PM

Which head? Cause one is usually bigger than the other. Thanks for the love. By the way, Altuve has 7 caught steals and my record is better than that. lol

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08/19/2014 02:05 PM

MLB Arizona vs. Washington, 08/19/2014 19:05 Washington -235 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Atlanta vs. Pittsburgh, 08/19/2014 19:05 Pittsburgh -144 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Houston vs. NY Yankees, 08/19/2014 19:05 Houston +1½/-140 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Seattle vs. Philadelphia, 08/19/2014 19:05 Seattle -165 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Detroit vs. Tampa Bay, 08/19/2014 19:10 Detroit -121 Units: 10 of 10 MLB LA Angels vs. Boston, 08/19/2014 19:10 LA Angels -123 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Texas vs. Miami, 08/19/2014 19:10 Miami -153 Units: 10 of 10 MLB San Francisco vs. Chi Cubs, 08/19/2014 20:05 San Francisco -110 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Baltimore vs. Chi White Sox, 08/19/2014 20:10 Baltimore -107 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Cleveland vs. Minnesota, 08/19/2014 20:10 Cleveland -112 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Toronto vs. Milwaukee, 08/19/2014 20:10 Milwaukee -153 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Cincinnati vs. St. Louis, 08/19/2014 20:15 Cincinnati +1½/-145 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Kansas City vs. Colorado, 08/19/2014 20:40 Kansas City -153 Units: 10 of 10 MLB NY Mets vs. Oakland, 08/19/2014 22:05 Oakland -215 Units: 10 of 10 MLB San Diego vs. LA Dodgers, 08/19/2014 22:10 LA Dodgers -114 Units: 10 of 10 To see more of howardd1955's plays click here.

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08/19/2014 05:38 PM

MLB Houston vs. NY Yankees, 08/19/2014 19:05 NY Yankees -156 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Arizona vs. Washington, 08/19/2014 19:05 Washington -225 Units: 10 of 10 MLB San Francisco vs. Chi Cubs, 08/19/2014 20:05 San Francisco +102 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Cleveland vs. Minnesota, 08/19/2014 20:10 Cleveland -109 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Cincinnati vs. St. Louis, 08/19/2014 20:15 St. Louis -170 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Cincinnati vs. St. Louis, 08/19/2014 20:15 Over 7½/+101 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Baltimore vs. Chi White Sox, 08/19/2014 20:10 Under 8/-104 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Kansas City vs. Colorado, 08/19/2014 20:40 Kansas City -160 Units: 10 of 10 To see more of chargerrodger's plays click here.

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08/19/2014 10:36 AM

I will grade all plays against Bookmaker and/or Pinnacle lines. All plays will be 1 unit. These are from Pinnacle. You can probably shop for better lines. 2953 Arizona RSW over 7 +113 3033 Indiana RSW over 5.5 +113 3065 Nevada RSW over 6 +101 3067 N Carolina RSW over 8.5 +128

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08/18/2014 01:05 AM

thanks for heads up about email and aliases. just CG and BTB have to match up, right? I use different one for DSI and some other contests

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08/17/2014 06:31 AM

MLB San Diego vs. St. Louis, 08/16/2014 19:15 San Diego +127 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Seattle vs. Detroit, 08/16/2014 19:08 Seattle +102 Units: 10 of 10 To see more of roguesalmon's plays click here.

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08/16/2014 11:36 AM

MLB Seattle vs. Detroit, 08/16/2014 19:08 Detroit -107 Units: 10 of 10 MLB LA Angels vs. Texas, 08/16/2014 20:05 LA Angels -169 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Kansas City vs. Minnesota, 08/16/2014 19:10 Minnesota +100 Units: 10 of 10 MLB Toronto vs. Chi White Sox, 08/16/2014 19:10 Toronto -119 Units: 10 of 10 MLB San Diego vs. St. Louis, 08/16/2014 19:15 San Diego +127 Units: 10 of 10 To see more of bamajohn's plays click here.

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08/15/2014 02:31 PM

@Finance...where have you been? Haven't seen you post any plays lately...

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