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bad gambler
04-20-2006, 01:31 PM
Eastern conference
(1)Detroit vs (8) Milwalkee
(4)Cleveland vs (5)Washington
(3)New Jersey vs (6)Indiana
(2)Miami vs (7)Chicago

Western conference
(1)San Antonio vs (8)Sacramento
(4)Dallas vs (5)Memphis
(3)Denver vs (6)LA Clippers
(2)Phoenix vs (7)LA Lakers

Here is my 2 cents from a series point of view.

Pistons to sweep the Bucks, Wizards to cause an upset and beat Lebron, I just think they are more balanced as a team at this stage, and Butler has really been stepping up for them down the stretch a very underrated player. Nets to go through, Bulls to give the Heat a run for their money, but Heat have the big game players to see them progress.

In the West, Spurs, Mavs to go through. Suns-Lakers might be closer than what people think, just can't predict what Kobe can do in any given night, but the question can he single handedly win 4 games for the Lakers? The closest series in the West IMO is the Nuggets and Clippers - Nuggets as dogs might be worth a punt, but consistency has always been an issue with them this season

I've already lined up the Pistons ATS in Game 1, even though it will probably be a DD spread, will wait to see what the other lines are before committing.

I would be interested to hear what everyone else's thoughts are :)

bad gambler
04-20-2006, 01:35 PM

Pistons in 4
Wizards in 6
Joisey in 6
Heat in 6

Spurs in 5
Mavs in 5
Nuggets in 7
Suns in 6

04-20-2006, 02:04 PM
Like all your predictions but I think Suns in 5, maybe even 4 :) Kobe would need to score 65+ to keep up with the Suns offence. Bad matchup when it comes to a maraton game.

04-20-2006, 06:01 PM
Good analysis BG, the best value is the Wizards (+190) over the Cavs. I'm still not convinced that the Cavs are that strong of a team, Lebron has an ankle problem, Gooden is hurting, and Hughes just came back. The Wiz lead the season series 3-1, winning the last three.

As for Suns/Lakers, I don't think Kobe will allow his team to be swept. Suns have been cruising into the playoffs while the Lakers have been one of the better teams as of late. Lamar is finally getting it going and is playing successfully with Kobe, Kwame is playing the best basketball of his career, and the rest of the supporting cast are doing their jobs well. Suns lead the season series 3-1, but all three losses were on the backend of a back-to-back for the Lakers, and the Suns just outran them. Not the case in the playoffs, Lakers should push this series to at least 6, and I give them a decent shot at an upset.

04-20-2006, 07:16 PM
over 194 in Game 1 of Wash/Clev
Sac +4.5 1st half
Mia -7.5
Denver over 95

04-20-2006, 08:48 PM
Agree with you guys so far..:)

Especially I like the Wizards...Gonna pound them to go through!

04-20-2006, 08:57 PM
My predictions:

Pistons in 4
Wizards in 5
Jersey in 6
Heat in 5

Spurs in 4
Mavericks in 5
Clippers in 6
Suns in 5

04-20-2006, 11:17 PM
Clippers to win the series @1.625, 2 units
Phx -7 over Lakers (sundays game), 2 units

04-21-2006, 05:41 AM
Going for some upsets:


- Detroit over Milwaukee in 5

- Miami over Chicago in 6

- New Jersey over Indiana in 6

- Cleveland over Washington in 7


- Sacramento over San Antonio in 7

- Phoenix over Lakers in 4

- Clippers over Denver in 6

- Dallas over Memphis in 6


- Pistons over Cleveland in 5

- New Jersey over Miami in 6

- Dallas over Sacremento in 6

- Phoenix over Clippers in 7


- New Jersey over Pistons in 7

- Dallas over Phoenix in 5



sports freak
04-21-2006, 08:31 AM
Play off Predictions- Agree Value in Wizards n Clippers!!


Pistons in 5
Wizards in 6
NJ in 5
Miami in 5


Spurs in 6
Dallas in 5
Clippers in 6
Suns in 5


Pistons/Heat = Pistons in 5

Suns/Mavs = Mavs in 5

Final -

Pistons/Mavs = To be decided in game 6 or 7!!!!

L James
04-22-2006, 02:33 AM
I like the red-hot Bulls to cover in Game 1 vs the Heat.

L James
04-22-2006, 02:36 AM
Wizards are a dangerous ball club, but I wouldn't underestimate the Cavs. They were a 50 win ball club even with a very key player in Hughes out for a large chunk of the season. Most teams struggle when you take a key player out, so for the Cavs to register home court advantage and the #4 seed with a week left was a good effort. And we all know LeBron is a show stopper who will deliver in this game. Cavs -5 is what I like in Game 1.

sports freak
04-22-2006, 03:01 AM
Heat n Suns are the Dark Horses imo!!!!Could be Sleepers

bad gambler
04-22-2006, 03:44 AM
I just placed my first bet for the postseason....

Mavs to win the Western Conference - $4.75


Mavs to win it all - $10.00


04-22-2006, 08:04 AM
I just placed my first bet for the postseason....

Mavs to win the Western Conference - $4.75


Mavs to win it all - $10.00


Mavs to win it all ??

are u serious ???????

Pistons will be the new champ if they keep playing like they did in the season..the only team that could trouble them are the Spurs with a healthy Duncan ..well thats not the case..

I can t see anyone beating the Pistons..Heat suck..I wonder why Shaq
refused to give Kobe that role like he does with Wade now.. he should have stepped back and let Kobe do the show and would still have a chance to compete for a ring..not with this team

NJ over Indiana 4-2 or 4-1
Miami in 7 over Chicago
Detroit in 4
Cleveland in 6

Spurs in 5 or 6 i said they have to earn their run to the finals ..Duncan is not healthy and he is still the franchise player in that team

Suns in 7
Dallas in 6 or 7
Nuggets Clippers coin toss

bad gambler
05-07-2006, 03:05 AM

Eastern conference - Semi Finals
(1)Detroit vs (4)Cleveland
(2)Miami v (3)New Jersey

Western conference - Semi Finals
(1)San Antonio vs (4)Dallas
(2)Phoenix v (6)LA Clippers

In the end all the favourties progressed to the semi finals, will post the series odds when they are released.

05-07-2006, 03:48 AM
Dallas & Spurs to be decided in a 7th Game would looks a good bet

05-07-2006, 08:25 AM
Pistons in 5
Nets in 6
Spurs in 7
Clippers in 6

L James
05-07-2006, 12:00 PM
SA vs Dallas is going to be great! :yeah:

bad gambler
05-07-2006, 01:38 PM

Pistons in 5
Nets in 7
Mavs in 6
Clippers in 6

I've taken Nets and Clippers series bets as well

05-07-2006, 02:02 PM
Im with you on Jersey BG.

New Jersey WIN series @ $2.57

Dallas WIN series @ $2.53

05-07-2006, 03:57 PM
Wow, Clippers @ 2.85 to win the series, the lovefest for the Suns is ridiculous.

05-07-2006, 04:54 PM
I like Dallas and Clippers too..

Put a small one on Dallas to win Series... dunno about taking clippers yet though

05-08-2006, 04:10 AM
For guys with a little bit of patience..............i a strong inclination towards the one man scoring machine Vince Carter outscoring Wade @1.72.........................

05-09-2006, 03:11 AM
I just got Nets to win the series against Heat @2.7 (before the first game)

Doctor Dance
05-09-2006, 03:19 AM
I just got Nets to win the series against Heat @2.7 (before the first game)

Of course you did, easy to post that after Nets thrashed the Heat in Miami in Game 1 :lol:

05-09-2006, 05:13 AM
Get start by the Nets, lets hope they can keep it up Twist and BG.

bad gambler
05-23-2006, 01:28 PM
Eastern Conference

Pistons v Heat

I think Heat are a massive chance after watching Lebron nearly single handedly beat the Pistons. Wade is not Lebron, but what he does have that Lebron didn't was a much more skillfull and deeper supporting cast. Shaq must be licking his lips after seeing guys like Z and Gooden consistently outrebound Ben Wallace.

Also it is worth noting that last year Heat, if they had a fully fit Wade and Shaq would most likely have put the Pistons away in the Finals.

Heat to win in 6 games, taking them on the series betting as well

Western Conference

Mavs v Suns

I don't want to go too much into the west, from the start of the playoffs I felt Mavs will win the whole thing and nothing has changed for me. Still got them to win the West and the lot so no series betting for me.

Mavs to win in 6

bad gambler
06-04-2006, 05:26 AM
I just placed my first bet for the postseason....

Mavs to win the Western Conference - $4.75


Mavs to win it all - $10.00


Mavs win the Western Conference, 1 down 1 to go

Now for Dirk & Co to finish the job

bad gambler
06-04-2006, 05:26 AM
NBA Finals

Mavs $1.65
Heat - $2.42

Might hedge a little on Heat, but got some time to decide

Mavs to win in 6

06-04-2006, 05:33 AM

I have no idea how these two teams will match up. I suspect the Public will be all over the Heat

Doctor Dance
06-12-2006, 03:24 AM
first class call on the Mavs BG, in hindsight $10 at the beginning of the playoff series for this team was a joke

well done