Sunday, 22 February 2009

Mardi Gras Comes Early, Thanks To New Orleans

The sadness and despair of not having done my homework on Weymouth's situation and losing a tenner has been erased by the joy and delight of my best day so far this month, in fact my best February day EVER! Well, maybe 'best' is not the right word, as Valentine's Day has been very special for the past three years, but what I mean is that it was my most profitable February day ever. (My girlfriend sometimes reads this, so I have to word these things carefully).

Anyway, I don't suppose this 'system' is a huge secret or even original, but I like to oppose NBA road teams when they are coming off an overtime loss the previous day, and though I seldom do handicap betting, this scenario is one exception. I do have other criteria that have to be met, and the basic theory is that the team is not only physically tired (both from the longer game and the travel) but also somewhat emotionally deflated, and with a decent sum available at evens opposing the New Orleans Hornets, I felt this was value. The Golden State Warriors duly obliged beating the -8.5 handicap by 4 points, and February is now my 6th best month since records began, and we still have a week to go.

Now if only football was this simple. The nearest equivalent would be teams returning from an away game in Europe (preferably Eastern Europe) after an extra-time defeat I suppose.

My Draw No Bet selection for today is Everton (away to Newcastle United). I have them priced at 1.81 but have backed them at 1.92. And before anyone gets too excited, this is not a tip. As with all my football bets right now, this is just an interest bet for a very modest sum. After all, you never know if Newcastle are going to field their Under-18 side!


Anonymous said...

Just noticed your hits map Cassini, it would seem that you are more popular across the ocean than I would have imagined! Well done.


Cassini said...

Curly - not looked at that for a while. It's quite intersting. This blog is world renowned (apparently). Israel, Nigeria, Iceland, China, Singapore, even Laos! Rather disappointed with the lack of hits today from South America though! I need to start writing about bull-fighting perhaps. Watch this space.

Anonymous said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Cassini said...

Thanks Carmen (Eliana). Keep coming back!