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10/19/2011 06:28 PM

World Series Notebook

October 19, 2011

Overall Numbers
Team Record Home Away Over-Under
103-69 56-30 47-39 90-73
97-76 48-38 49-38 94-74


Series Price: Texas -155 St. Louis +135
Series Format: St. Louis 2-3-2

Game 1: Wednesday Oct. 19
Game 2: Thursday, Oct. 20
Game 3: Saturday, Oct. 22
Game 4: Sunday, Oct. 23
*Game 5: Monday, Oct. 24
*Game 6: Wednesday, Oct. 26
*Game 7: Thursday, Oct. 27

Playoff Numbers
Team Record Home Away Over-Under Wins by 2 runs or more Losses by 1 run
7-3 4-1 3-2 6-4 4 0
7-4 3-2 4-2 7-3-1 4 1



Betcha Didn't Know


Texas went 9-9 against the National League - 5-4 on the road, 4-5 at home.
When playing in NL parks, the 'under' was 7-2 for the Rangers. At home, the 'over' was 6-2-1.
St. Louis was 8-7 against the American League - 6-3 on the road, 2-4 at home. (Make a note that 5 of the 6 wins came against the O's and Royals)
The 'under' was 6-3 for the Cardinals when using a DH in AL parks. The 'over' went 4-1-1 at Busch Stadium versus AL clubs.
St. Louis is 21-22 against lefthanders, which includes a 9-15 mark at home.
Texas has crushed lefties at home (18-8) but are a pedestrian 9-14 on the road for an overall mark of 27-22.
Two games of the World Series are scheduled on Wednesday (1, 6) and two games for Thursday (2,7).
The Rangers have gone 14-11 and 7-11 in those respective days, while the Cardinals own a 13-15 and 14-7 mark.

Betcha Didn't Know - WS Facts


The World Series hasn't seen a Game 7 since 2002 (Anaheim-San Francisco)
There have been three sweeps in the last eight World Series, all by the American League (Boston 2004, Chicago White Sox 2005, Boston 2007).
The last three National League wins in the World Series all ended in exactly five games (St. Louis 2006, Philadelphia 2008, San Francisco 2010).
The Cardinals 1B Albert Pujols (5/1) is the favorite to win the WS MVP. The last time a first baseman won the MVP was in 1979, when Willie Stargell of the Pittsburgh Pirates captured the hardware.

Umpires:

The crew is led by Jerry Lane, who will be behind home plate for Game 1. Listed below are the total results (O/U) for each umpire.
Jerry Lane: 13-17
Greg Gibson: 9-21
Alfonso Marquez: 14-19
Ron Kulpa: 15-18
Ted Barrett: 17-14
Gary Cederstrom: 12-21

After Lane, Gibson should go behind the plate in Game 2 since he's listed at 1B for Game 1. If the pattern continues, then the following umpire would be behind the plate as the series continues.

Game 1 Analysis

For all the baseball purists that believe the World Series is ruined thanks to Interleague play, this season's World Series is actually a unique matchup. The Rangers have never visited Busch Stadium, while only playing the Cardinals in just one series ever, coming back in 2004. The two pennant winners meet up in Eastern Missouri on Wednesday for Game 1 of the Fall Classic in an unexpected meeting of a pair of clubs that took different roads to get to this point.

C.J. Wilson takes the mound in the series opener for the Rangers, seeking his first win in the postseason. The Texas southpaw has put together an ERA of 8.04 in three playoff outings, while allowing six earned runs in two separate starts against Tampa Bay and Detroit. The Rangers own a 2-4 record in Wilson's six road underdog outings this season, including the Game 5 loss in the ALCS at Detroit.

The Cardinals counter with their ace Chris Carpenter, who received extra rest after St. Louis eliminated Milwaukee in six games of the NLCS. Carpenter hasn't tossed many innings in the postseason (17 IP in three starts), but turned in one of the best playoff starts in history with a complete game shutout of the Phillies in Game 5 of the NLDS. The Cardinals are just 2-6 in the former Cy Young Award winner's last eight starts at Busch Stadium, but one of those victories came in Game 3 of the NLCS over Milwaukee.

The Rangers have dominated right-handed starting pitching in the playoffs with a 7-2 record, while the Cardinals are just 1-2 against southpaw starters. Texas will not have home-field advantage in this series due to the National League winning the All-Star Game, but the Rangers have seen success on the highway by winning 10 of their previous 13 games away from Arlington.

Exact Game Props - Bodog.com

Texas Rangers 4-0 (8/1)
Texas Rangers 4-1 (4/1)
Texas Rangers 4-2 (4/1)
Texas Rangers 4-3 (9/2)
St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 (18/1)
St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 (17/2)
St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 (11/2)
St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 (19/4)

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10/20/2011 06:19 PM

Cardinals Grab 1-0 Lead Over Texas Rangers

Imagine how many pitchers Tony La Russa and Ron Washington will go through once the two lineups heat up.

Allen Craig's pinch single in the sixth dropped just out of reach of Nelson Cruz's glove to bring home the winning run in a 3-2 victory for the St. Louis Cardinals over the Texas Rangers in Game 1 of the World Series. La Russa got six innings out of a starting pitcher, ace Chris Carpenter, and still went to his bullpen for five extra hurlers.

Washington needed three relievers himself after CJ Wilson battled control issues with six walks, one hit batter and a wild pitch.

Texas will try to even things up Thursday behind Colby Lewis when he opposes St. Louis lefty Jaime Garcia. The earliest of MLB odds for this game had Garcia and the Cardinals slight favorites at -115. Game 2 opened with an 8-run total.

Lewis has been an anomaly in the Rangers rotation this postseason by averaging nearly six innings per start. He'd been Washington's most reliable playoff pitcher the past two Octobers before the Tigers caught up to him in Game 3 of the ALCS. Even with the four earned runs he surrendered during 5 2/3-innings of that outing, Lewis' postseason resume still includes a 2.37 ERA in six assignments (Texas 4-2).

A few Cardinals have seen Lewis when they were in different uniforms. Lance Berkman is 0-for-7 with four Ks and Ryan Theriot has two singles in as many at bats. Gerald Laird (3-for-8, HR) has been successful, but it's doubtful he'll get a chance to see Lewis in this game unless it's late and the Rangers are up big.

For a guy with a 5.74 ERA this postseason, Garcia hasn't been too bad. The southpaw had the one bad pitch to Ben Francisco in Game 3 of the NLDS, struggled with control and had one bad inning against the Brewers in the NLCS opener, and then couldn't make it out of the fifth in St. Louis' Game 5 win over Milwaukee.

Texas did alright against lefties during the regular season (26-21), going 1-1 in the ALDS vs. Tampa Bay; Garcia will be the first left-hander the Rangers have faced since David Price on Oct. 3 (ALDS Game 3). Rangers backup catchers Yorvit Torrealba and Matt Treanor are the only two on their World Series roster who have seen Garcia (1-for-6, 4 K combined).

Greg Gibson will be working the plate in a World Series game for the first time in his now 15-year career. He was the top umpire for 'under' bettors during the regular season at 20-9-2 to the low side of totals. He continued that trend earlier this month with an 'under' in Game 4 of the ALDS between the Rangers and Rays, a 4-3 Texas triumph.

Ah, yes, the weather. The experts at weather.com are predicting it will be dry with no chance of rain for Game 2, but it's going to be a bit cool, temps in the upper-40s for the first pitch (8:05 p.m. ET), and an 8-10 mph wind from the west blowing out to right.

The clubs will take Friday off before Game 3 in Texas on Saturday. Kyle Lohse is the expected starter for St. Louis, with the Rangers yet to make their choice official.

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10/20/2011 06:22 PM

Lewis tries to pitch Rangers to Game 2 victory


TEXAS RANGERS

at ST. LOUIS CARDINALS


World Series Game 2 - St. Louis leads series 1-0
First pitch: Thursday, 8:05 p.m. EDT
Line: Texas -115, St. Louis +105, Total: 8

The Rangers will try to get their bats going and even the World Series against the Cardinals on Thursday night at Busch Stadium. St. Louis took Game 1 of a low-scoring, 3-2 pitchers’ duel led by ace Chris Carpenter on Wednesday night.

Getting the nod for Game 2 for the Rangers will be Colby Lewis (14-10, 4.40 ERA in regular season). Lewis has been terrific in the postseason in his career, going 4-1 with a 2.37 ERA in six playoff starts. The Cardinals will send lefty Jaime Garcia (13-7, 3.56 ERA in regular season) to the mound. Garcia has only lasted 8.2 innings in his past two starts combined, but pitched well enough in his most recent short start in Game 5 of the NLCS, where he gave up just one run over 4.2 innings. One statistic that is very important, especially in the playoffs, is how teams bounce back after losses. Texas has been fantastic at exactly that, going 43-25 (63%) after a loss and 24-10 (71%) after a loss by two runs or less. The Rangers also have been very hard to beat when they’re favored to win, going 81-47 (63%). With Texas usually bouncing back nicely after close losses, the Cards have not been so successful coming off close wins, where they are just 39-42 (48%) after a win of two runs or less in the past two years. Stringing together long win streaks also hasn’t been too common for St. Louis considering it is 42-52 (45%) after winning 2+ consecutive games in the past two seasons. The Rangers understand how difficult it is to climb out of an 0-2 hole, and they won’t put themselves in that situation with the pitching edge. The pick for Thursday is TEXAS on the road.

Some more FoxSheets trends for Texas include this pair:

Play On - Road teams when the money line is +125 to -125 (TEXAS) - good baserunning team - averaging 0.85 or more SB's/game on the season, in October games. (34-14 since 1997.) (70.8%, +21.4 units. Rating = 2*).

TEXAS is 61-31 (66.3%, +18.3 Units) against the money line vs. teams averaging 2.75 or less extra base hits per game in the second half of the season this season. The average score was TEXAS 5.9, OPPONENT 4.0 - (Rating = 1*).

Lewis got roughed up in Game 3 of the ALCS, allowing four runs and eight hits over just 5.2 innings. Luckily for the righty, he will be pitching on the road where is ERA was a considerably better 3.43 than his home ERA of 5.54 during the regular season. Lewis hasn’t had too much work against any of the Cardinals, but has done a nice job with switch-hitting slugger Lance Berkman. Berkman, who had two of the team’s three RBI in Game 1, is 0-for-7 with four strikeouts in his career versus Lewis. The Rangers only had six hits in Wednesday’s loss as the 2-3-4 heart of the order (Elvis Andrus, Josh Hamilton and Michael Young) went 0-for-11 with three strikeouts. Nelson Cruz finally came back to earth on Wednesday with a modest 1-for-3 and the game-ending fly out.

Garcia is very happy to be pitching at home for Game 2 where he went 9-4 with a 2.55 ERA during the regular season (4-3, 4.61 ERA on the road). Tony La Russa gained a lot of confidence in Garcia after he got hot at the end of the season, going 3-0 with a 2.64 ERA in September which carried over to his first start in the NLDS, where he threw seven innings and allowed three runs on six hits. The lefty will also be a new arm to basically every Rangers batter as only backup catchers Matt Treanor (1-for-4) and Yorvit Torrealba (0-for-2) have ever faced the 25-year-old Garcia.

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10/20/2011 06:23 PM

MLB


Thursday, October 20

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Rangers at Cardinals - Game 2: What bettors need to know
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Texas Rangers at St. Louis Cardinals (+105)

St. Louis leads series 1-0

THE STORY: St. Louis looks to make it two straight victories to start the World Series when the Cardinals host the Texas Rangers in Game 2 on Thursday. St. Louis won the opening contest 3-2 with Allen Craig delivering the decisive pinch-hit single. Chris Carpenter pitched six strong innings and Lance Berkman added a two-run single. The potent Rangers received a two-run homer from Mike Napoli but managed just five other hits. Texas hasn’t lost consecutive games since late August.

TV: 8:05 p.m. ET, Fox.

WEATHER: The forecast in St. Louis is calling for game-time temperatures in the low 40s and winds blowing from left to the first base line.

PITCHING MATCHUP: Rangers RH Colby Lewis (14-10, 4.40 ERA) vs. Cardinals LH Jaime Garcia (13-7, 3.56 ERA)

Lewis is 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA in two postseason starts. He handled postseason pressure well last season when he went 3-0 and notched Texas’ only win in the World Series matchup with the San Francisco Giants. Lance Berkman is 0-for-7 with four strikeouts against Lewis.

Garcia is 0-2 with a 5.74 ERA in three postseason starts and didn’t make it through the fifth inning in two of the outings. He went 9-4 with a 2.55 ERA in 15 regular-season home starts. Matt Treanor (1-for-4) and Yorvit Torrealba (0-for-2) are the only Texas players to have faced Garcia.

ABOUT THE CARDINALS: Craig’s pinch-hit single came in the sixth inning and scored David Freese, who had doubled to start the inning. Freese, who was the MVP of the National League Championship Series, has hit safely in 11 consecutive postseason games. Berkman had two of the Cardinals’ six hits. Carpenter’s victory was his eighth career postseason win, surpassing legendary Bob Gibson for the franchise record. Jason Motte pitched a perfect ninth for his fifth save of the postseason as one of five relievers who blanked the Rangers on one hit over the final three innings.

ABOUT THE RANGERS: Napoli’s homer was his second of the postseason. Adrian Beltre and Ian Kinsler each had two hits. The 2-3-4 hitters of Elvis Andrus, Josh Hamilton and Michael Young were hitless in 11 at-bats. Young played first base with the designated hitter not being used in the NL park. Nelson Cruz was moved up from seventh to sixth in the order after his historic American League Championship Series record six homers. Cruz went 1-for-3 with a walk in the opener.

TRENDS:

* Rangers are 4-0 in their last four playoff games as favorites.
* Cardinals are 11-1 in their last 12 during Game 2 of a series.
* Rangers are 7-0 in their last 7 during Game 2 of a series.
* Over is 42-19-6 in Rangers' last 67 during Game 2 of a series.
* Over is 6-1 in Cardinals' last seven during Game 2 of a series.

FINAL PITCH: Winning Game 1 seemingly gives the Cardinals a huge advantage since the winner of the opening game has won 12 of the last 14 World Series.

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10/20/2011 06:23 PM

MLB
Long Sheet


Thursday, October 20

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TEXAS (103 - 70) at ST LOUIS (98 - 76) - 8:05 PM
COLBY LEWIS (R) vs. JAIME GARCIA (L)
Top Trends for this game.
LEWIS is 32-34 (-13.4 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
ST LOUIS is 98-75 (+5.9 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
ST LOUIS is 74-47 (+18.3 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
ST LOUIS is 78-55 (+10.2 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
ST LOUIS is 39-30 (+8.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
ST LOUIS is 28-15 (+15.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season.
ST LOUIS is 99-77 (+5.2 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
GARCIA is 18-6 (+11.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
GARCIA is 12-3 (+9.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
TEXAS is 43-25 (+14.3 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
TEXAS is 50-36 (+10.4 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
TEXAS is 104-69 (+16.2 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
TEXAS is 98-64 (+15.5 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
TEXAS is 76-44 (+16.8 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
ST LOUIS is 95-87 (-20.9 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
ST LOUIS is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against TEXAS this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

COLBY LEWIS vs. ST LOUIS since 1997
No recent starts.

JAIME GARCIA vs. TEXAS since 1997
No recent starts.

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10/20/2011 06:24 PM

MLB
Short Sheet


Thursday, October 20

World Series - Best of 7 - Game 2 - STL Leads 1-0
TEXAS at ST LOUIS, 8:05 PM ET FOX
LEWIS: TEX 24-10 off loss by 2 runs or less
GARCIA: 6-1 Over in Interleague starts

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10/20/2011 06:25 PM

MLB
Dunkel


Texas at St. Louis
The Rangers look to bounce back from last night's Game 1 loss and build on their 13-3 record in Colby Lewis' last 16 starts following a team loss in their previous game. Texas is the pick (-105) according to Dunkel, which has the Rangers favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Texas (-105). Here are all of today's picks.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

Game 953-954: Texas at St. Louis (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas (Lewis) 16.381; St. Louis (Garcia) 15.362
Dunkel Line: Texas by 1; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: St. Louis (-115); 8
Dunkel Pick: Texas (-105); Over




MLB
Armadillo's Write-Up


Thursday, October 20

Garcia is 0-2, 6.41 in his last four starts. Lewis is 4-1, 4.62 in his last six starts- this is his sixth consecutive start on road. Over is 18-12-2 in the playoffs so far, 7-4-1 in St Louis games, 6-5 in Texas games; favorites are 20-12, home sides are 19-13. Cardinals are 4-2 at home in playoffs, Rangers are 3-3 on road. Temps are expected to be in upper 40's, with 0% chance of rain, but have to think cooler temps hurt Texas. No DH for games in St Louis.




MLB


Thursday, October 20

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Trend Report
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8:05 PM
TEXAS vs. ST. LOUIS
Texas is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of St. Louis's last 15 games


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MLB


Thursday, October 20

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Hot lines: Thursday's best MLB bet
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Texas Rangers at St. Louis Cardinals (-115, 8)

After Game 1, offense was supposed to take over in the World Series, but we don’t see it that way.

These two clubs are managing tight baseball and neither the weather nor Thursday’s umpire will do anything to help over bettors.

Meteorologists are expecting another cold one for Game 2 with temperatures hovering in the mid-40s to go along with winds blowing from left field to first base. But maybe more importantly, Greg Gibson is expected to be behind the plate calling balls and strikes.

Gibson has watched the under to go a ridiculous 21-9 this season with an average of 7.62 runs scored per game. Each of his last three games calling balls and strikes have played under and if you’re looking for a bigger sample size, the under is 42-13-6 in his last 61 games.

Meanwhile, Texas’ Colby Lewis was clutch in the playoffs last season and this could be the start that Jaime Garcia puts it all together in front of the home crowd, where he owns a 2.55 ERA this season – more than two runs lower than his road ERA.

"He's pitched well at home, so you go with that," Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa said. "There isn't any reason why he can't pitch well on the road. He's got that kind of composure. But when you're trying to find an edge, that's one of the angles you play."

There are lots of angles in play here, but we feel they’re pointing to the under.

Pick: Under


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10/20/2011 06:26 PM

Thursday's betting tips: LSU suspensions move line

Weather to watch

It looks as though we’re in for another brisk one for Game 2 of the World Series. Meteorologists were predicting temperatures in the mid-40s with 18 mph winds blowing from left field to first base as of Wednesday evening.

Who’s hot

MLB: St. Louis is 4-1 in Jaime Garcia’s last five home starts.

NCAAF: UAB has covered the number in four straight games.

NCAAF: The over is 9-4 in Arizona’s last 13 games.

NHL: Vancouver has won five of its last seven meetings with Nashville.

Who’s not

MLB: The over is 0-5 in Colby Lewis’ last five interleague starts for Texas.

NCAAF: Central Florida is 1-5 against the spread in its last six road games.

NCAAF: UCLA is 8-20 against the spread in its last 28 overall.

NHL: Los Angeles is 8-22-2 in its last 32 games in Phoenix.

Key stat

62.7 – Teams that won the opening game of the World Series have gone on to win 62.7 percent of the Fall Classics.

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

Jerome Harrison, Detroit Lions - A trade between the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles that involved backup running backs Ronnie Brown and Jerome Harrison was voided Wednesday due to Harrison's health issues. The Lions had acquired Brown from the Eagles on Tuesday in exchange for Harrison and an undisclosed draft pick. Brown, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2005 draft, has rushed 13 times for 38 yards and had an embarrassing fumble against the San Francisco 49ers. Harrison, who played for the Eagles last season, has 14 carries for 41 yards this season.

Game of the day

Texas Rangers at St. Louis Cardinals (-115, 8)

Notable quotable

"We know we're not playing well and we know other teams are licking their chops to play us right now. We have to face it head on, get better and improve." – Ottawa Senators forward Jason Spezza after a players-only meeting on Wednesday. The Sens gave up four goals in the second period during a 7-2 blowout loss to the Flyers on Tuesday and are back in action Thursday against Winnipeg.

Notes and tips

Newly acquired quarterback Carson Palmer is expected to start Sunday for the Oakland Raiders against the Kansas City Chiefs, ESPN reported Wednesday. The Raiders acquired Palmer on Tuesday from the Cincinnati Bengals for a pair of high draft picks. He was not expected to be made the starter this weekend, especially with the Raiders heading into their bye next week. The Raiders (4-2) may have made their decision Tuesday, when Palmer took the field and threw the ball. "He walked out on the field yesterday and everybody kind of looked at everybody and said, 'You know what? This is a real quarterback,'" Raiders offensive coordinator Al Saunders said. Should Palmer start Sunday, he would be going against Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel, his good friend and former teammate at USC. Oakland's other option is backup journeyman Kyle Boller, with rookie Terrelle Pryor behind him.

Louisiana State running back Spencer Ware, fellow sophomore cornerback Tyrann Mathieu and defensive back Therold Simon were suspended for Saturday's game against Auburn for undisclosed reasons. The Tigers were set around -23 but many books have pulled the line since the news came out. Others have LSU around -21. The Daily Reveille, which is the school's student newspaper, noted that the suspensions were due to failing a drug test and that they could be for more than just one game. Ware leads the top-ranked Tigers with 512 yards rushing and six touchdowns. He will be replaced by Michael Ford and Alfred Blue. Mathieu has forced six turnovers and scored a pair of touchdowns while on defense and special teams. Simon has 29 tackles and one interception this season.

David Krejci told the Boston Globe that he is "50/50" to play in Thursday's game against the Northeast Division rival Toronto Maple Leafs. The Boston Bruins' center has missed his team's last three games with a core injury. Krejci suffered the injury while doing 5-on-5 drills last week during practice. The 25-year-old Krejci did go through drills on Wednesday with Jordan Caron, Benoit Pouliot and Rich Peverley. Krejci has one goal in three games this season for the Bruins, who are set as early -175 favorites.

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10/20/2011 06:27 PM

Armadillo: Thursday's six-pack

-- Wisconsin covered 12 of its last 13 games.

-- Lions are 17-4-1 vs spread in their last 22 games.

-- Chiefs covered seven of their last eight visits to Oakland.

-- Cardinals covered nine of last 13 as a home underdog.

-- Last 11 Dallas games were decided by 4 or less points.

-- Ravens are 10-5 vs spread on Monday night, 7-4 on the road.


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Armadillo: Thursday's List of 13 (12): Ranking the months of the year.......

First of all, there are no bad months; every day should/can be fun, but in the northeast, some months are more fun than others........make your own list. Am guessing it'll be a lot different than mine.

12) February—Shortest month of year; what do people born on February 29 do for birthdays three out of four years? If not for college basketball, this would be one dismal month.

11) January— Horrendous weather, easily the worst month of year when I was a kid. New Year's Day, NFL playoffs/college hoops and the Martin Luther King holiday (never underestimate having a Monday in January off) have made January a little more tolerable as an adult.

10) May—Pretty much same as April, except usually better weather, and NHL/NBA playoffs are further along, and we get Memorial Day off, but the annual vacation makes April more fun than May.

9) June—When you’re a kid, June is right at the top of the list, because you get out of school, but for adults who aren’t teachers, this can be slow month, albeit with good weather and lot of baseball.

8) April— Take a vacation to Las Vegas every April to relax after a long college basketball season; NBA/NHL playoffs start, baseball season gets underway and the NFL Draft is always fun. Did I mention I sit by a pool a lot when I go to Las Vegas?

7) August—Same as June, except throw in preseason football, Saratoga Racetrack here in upstate New York. Best month of year for nightlife in this area.

6) September—Football starts, pennant races wind up, weather is still good and I don’t have to go back to school. This was month #11 as a kid.

5) July—Take vacation in Las Vegas every summer, relax, enjoy the warm weather, start to prepare for football season, sit by the pool a lot. There’s not much that’s bad about July.

4) October—Lot going on; baseball playoffs, football, hockey starts. Plus always take vacation to get ready for college basketball season. When I have a productive October it makes the next five months a lot easier.

3) November—By far my busiest month of the year, with a 4-5 week overlap from Veterans' Day until the first weekend in December. Half the time, I don’t even notice that the weather is getting worse, though when it starts getting dark around 5:30, that’s no fun. Thanksgiving weekend is now the #2 sports weekend of the year.

2) March—Only two things save March from being hideous; college basketball tournaments and spring training baseball. They’re enough to raise March from #10 to #2.

1) December—Christmas, my birthday, NFL regular season winding down, college bowl games, college basketball, NBA/NHL, New Year’s Eve, Christmas music in malls. There’s a lot to like about December, the best month of the year.

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10/20/2011 06:29 PM

Date WLT Pct Net Units Record
10/19/11 0-­2-­0 0.00% -­1050 Detail
10/16/11 2-­0-­0 100.00% +­1085 Detail
10/15/11 1-­1-­0 50.00% 0 Detail
10/14/11 2-­0-­0 100.00% +­1000 Detail
10/13/11 0-­3-­0 0.00% -­1725 Detail
10/12/11 1-­0-­1 100.00% +­500 Detail
10/11/11 0-­2-­0 0.00% -­1050 Detail
10/10/11 1-­3-­0 25.00% -­1225 Detail
10/09/11 2-­0-­0 100.00% +­1000 Detail
10/08/11 1-­1-­0 50.00% -­35 Detail
10/07/11 2-­2-­0 50.00% +­255 Detail
10/06/11 1-­1-­0 50.00% +­215 Detail
10/05/11 3-­1-­0 75.00% +­1005 Detail
10/04/11 3-­3-­1 50.00% -­35 Detail
10/03/11 2-­0-­0 100.00% +­1000 Detail
10/02/11 5-­1-­0 83.33% +­2505 Detail
10/01/11 3-­1-­0 75.00% +­1000 Detail
Totals 29-­21-­2 58.00% +4445

Thursday, October 20

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Texas - 8:05 PM ET Texas -113 500

St. Louis - Under 8 500

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