Sunday, 10 June 2012

Confidence

Some older readers may remember former England international Paul Mariner. He's been named as the new coach for Toronto FC, and says:
"I'm a very modest man, but I've got unbelievable confidence in my own ability".
Somehow that doesn't sound too modest, but with Toronto propping up the MLS East with 9 defeats in 10 games, he'll need all the confidence he can muster.

Miami Heat play their sixth ever Game 7 tonight versus the Boston Celtics, playing their 29th. Home teams in the NBA win Game 7s 80% of the time (88-22), and the price on Miami is 1.25 / 1.26, which reflects this.

This could also be the final game of the NHL season, with the Los Angeles Kings playing in New Jersey with a 3-1 series lead. Some coincidences for the Kings is that in the post-season, they have lost just three games, with every loss coming in a Game 4 when they have been at home and looking to close out a series. Which all points to a win tonight in New Jersey. Kings are evens. This will be the second big sporting event in the state of New Jersey today, following Argentina's 4-3 defeat of Brazil with a Messi hat-trick.

I have been asked about my baseball page on the www.xxdraws.com web site. There is nothing too exciting going on here. The idea was to trial having a password protected page for the 2012-13 XX Draws season, and I'll be putting up selections here when the time comes. The baseball selections are all home 'dogs (or evens priced) who meet a couple of qualifying conditions, and are still very much in the trial phase with small stakes only. I'm interested in whether the best way to back these is in the Match Odds or in the +1.5 or -1.5 handicap markets.  

3 comments:

SoccerDude said...

Paul Mariner's statement is on a par with Tony Blair's when he was Prime Minister.

Blair said, "This is not the time or place for sound bites... but right now I feel the hand of history on my shoulders".

Redimp said...

Didn't Paul Mariner win gob of the month, a sketch on not the 9 o clock news about football platers spitting :-)

gundulf said...

You're showing your age, now, Pete!