Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Pole Position

My sole bet on the World Cup qualifiers yesterday was a punt on my Italia to beat Denmark at 1.5, and they duly obliged 3-1 with little trouble. I'm sure most of you saw that the draw traded at 1000 as Germany led Sweden 4-0 with 30 minutes left, before Sweden came back and tied it at 4-4.

Pre-season NBA this morning, and if there is any time that loves the drama of the big game, and all the attention, it is the Los Angeles Lakers. What they are not so good at is motivating themselves to the less 'showtime' games in their calendar, and pre-season exhibition games are as meaningless as they come. 

Three days ago, the Lakers played the Utah Jazz and lost, so why were they so short again this time? Ah yes, it's the name. I really must record the statistics on this, but it seems like the Lakers are almost always too short pre-game. 1.4 for a small amount, but more at 1.49 and 1.5. Again, who is backing at such low odds, in a meaningless less game, on a team who frankly just don't care about the result?

Anyway, here's my result, as the game was dominated by Utah by all accounts. 114-80!  (I get a little more relaxed about stakes when I'm up on a week with the Super PC all but guaranteed).

Another event I didn't actually watch, but was pleased to see the price movement on, was the second of the US Presidential Elections. As I had hoped and expected, President Barack Obama was a lot more assertive this time around, and the price on re-election is down to 1.42. 

It'll be interesting to see the next polls, but only those from the 12 states where the election will be decided. It's easy to see a poll from Texas showing Romney with a 90 to 10 lead, but Texas is a lost cause anyway. (If you've ever been there, you'll know what I mean. And if you haven't, don't bother).

I also picked up a small win on the Detroit Tigers as they opened up a 3-0 lead in their ALCS series versus the Yankees, who look a beaten team.

For the record, I have backed England to win in Poland at 2.16 on the theory that a 24 hour delay doesn't warrant such a big drift from the 1.99 on the first date.

1 comment:

AL said...

Hey Liberal Weenies. Listen to your man of Hope calling for "clean coal." Maybe he can come out with an "almost pregnant" plan.

Oh you lucky ladies. Obama just announced he'll give you free contraception. Yeah Obama. Great advice. Get those contraceptives & test them!