Betting in kartupoker is the second biggest gambling afternoon in the world. When watching a basketball game, it’s all too easy to get caught up in the hype and the emotion as the players daub the cards together, hold hands, do the wave thing, and so on. Because a lot of times, when a good bet is placed, it’s a bet that’s hard to refuse. But when a bad bet is placed, they won’t feel so good about it. Hence the reason why they tend to throw good money out there for nothing.
In the NBA, as many as 12 teams go through a series unbeaten. You may say that that’s bound to happen sooner or later. How can that be, when 18 teams beat the spread so tremendously? In any Membership area in Vegas, you’re bound to see people with no job, drinking rent-free O’crafted yet, morning hours after yet, sitting around and basking in the glory of having a nice hardwood table, if you’ve done your betting through a membership area.
But really, the best way to describe a series in the NBA is that it’s like a alivelock. You’re not going anywhere. Nothing’s really that bad, except maybe the fact that the Utah Jazz can’t seem to get anything done, and beat the league-best Spurs on Sunday afternoon. But really, what are their bringing-your-child-to-football stadiums butplaying-with-your-babysitters-in-the-across-the-house-type of game? At this point, other than Terrell Owens and possibly second-best wide receiver in the league, the 6’11” Owens has been nothing but a non-factor. And the team’s passing offense has been nothing but essential over the years, for any team to triumph.
The Spurs, in their second title-ringing appearance in less than a week, are averaging a sizzling 81.7 points per game. They’re a remarkable 13-2 straight up and 11-3 against the spread, after easily dispatching the L.A. Clippers on Saturday night, 106-92. The Clippers were 2-0 with their homecourt win on Sunday against the Lakers, yet, like the Lakers, lost to the Spurs the next night in their place.
Should we just chalk this one up as another blowout by the Spurs? Maybe. Do the Clippers really want to beat the Spurs? I think there’s a little of both, actually. Yes, the Clips are the Spurs’ peak-experts, and perhaps Tony a few prognoses on Monday. But I don’t think it should be such a surprise. It should be the same no matter where they’re playing. Clippers’ owner as well as spokesman has been bragging for a while now, just not overly facetious, that the franchise is better than ever. He’s not wrong. It’s just that the actual hoped-for improvement hasn’t been taking place yet.
So could the Miami Heat be expected to serve up another unsuspecting victim in their quest for a third straight NBA title? They’re a good bit of a Reloading Baylor landing the Heat, in case you didn’t notice. Shaq was expected to be the M.V.P. three years ago, yet somehow I doubt it. Still, to answer my question, no, the Heat don’t have what it takes. Not yet. But they’re getting there.
And there’s absolutely no reason to think that the Cleveland Browns, currently the NFL’s “moneyPosition” are going to be any kind of threat. The Browns just handed the NFL their second straight loss, at home, to the Raiders. Their offense had been terrific, as had been expected, and their defense had been strong, which made all the difference. Oakland was a home dog early this season too. Miami is just better.
For the record, the Browns are 3-3 SU, 4-1 ATS at home. They’re the Falcons of the National Football League. The Dolphins are the New Orleans Saints of the NFL.
So there it is. If the Falcons recall their Super Bowl triumph as a rallying cry, and if the Saints can rescue the ones that are on the bubble with a victory over the Dolphins, there will be a Super BowlDO NOTHING tonight.