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NBL Playoff - Quarter Finals

bossboss
02-13-2007, 04:20 AM
2 games

Slingers are +12.5 underdogs @ Crocs Townsville u/o 216.5
Dragons are +7.5 underdogs @ Cairs Taipens u/o 204.5

mercurial
02-13-2007, 04:31 AM
Eww. Looks like the charitable totals ended with the regular season. Was ready to hit a total of around 208 in Townsville. May very well still go over but that number is probably too high to play.

Mr Flamboyant
02-13-2007, 05:40 AM
Bit of a difference in lines with my book Tab (although now it's my part time book because I'm cleared for takeoff with Centrebet!! yippee!) .. They have Dragons +5.5 & Slingers +10.5 ...

good_gambler
02-13-2007, 06:15 AM
These best of 1 series suck!!!!!

I mean 33 games are played throughout the season and it's now a one off game for these sides.

I don't like it. :(

Anyway go the North Queenslanders. :shout: :dance:

Mr Flamboyant
02-13-2007, 06:35 AM
^ it's mostly about $$$$ unfortunately ..

bossboss
02-13-2007, 07:48 AM
Bit of a difference in lines with my book Tab (although now it's my part time book because I'm cleared for takeoff with Centrebet!! yippee!) .. They have Dragons +5.5 & Slingers +10.5 ...

i took slingers +12.5 already at CB and it hasn't move , still +12.5

Dragons are down to +6.5 from +7.5 at CB and i still tempted

bad gambler
02-13-2007, 10:17 AM
Dragons to cover +6.5 v Taipans

good luck

bossboss
02-13-2007, 10:28 AM
just discovered Slingers will be without star import Marquin Chandler .. and his average 20 ppg .. still +12.5 is a big number .. i already took, will see how it goes.

bad gambler
02-13-2007, 10:29 AM
just discovered Slingers will be without star import Marquin Chandler .. and his average 20 ppg .. still +12.5 is a big number .. i already took, will see how it goes.

He has been out for a few games now, season ending injury a couple of weeks ago

bossboss
02-13-2007, 10:40 AM
didn't know that ..Slingers are one of my best ATS teams anyway . They always get understimated by the bookies and i am riding this trend.
I think the line is bit big because of their H2H

Regular Season Series
Crocodiles won 2-1
Crocodiles 120 Slingers 101 @ Townsville 29/11/06
Slingers 114 Crocodiles 103 @ Singapore 04/01/07
Crocodiles 140 Slingers 100 @ Townsville 13/01/07


from NBL.com.au

" The last time Singapore ventured into Townsville, they were blown away. Newley put on a show for a visiting NBA scout, dropping 40 on the helpless Slinger defence; the Crocs shot 60% from the field and outrebounded Singapore 46-27. Granted the Slingers were on the back-end of a tough three-game set, but they were never in the game and that loss is still pretty fresh in the memory."

dave nz
02-13-2007, 10:50 AM
^ it's mostly about $$$$ unfortunately ..

Huh :confused:

More games the more money

L James
02-13-2007, 02:52 PM
Slingapore +12.5

It's showtime now for the NBL, lets hope for a great finals series :yeah:

trey
02-14-2007, 04:33 AM
I think the over 215.5 should be covered easily. Every game during the regular season has covered this total and the neither team is generally interested in playing much defence. I'm a little hesistant on the line, I think the crocs should cover it but I'm not too keen to take a line that high on a playoff match.

Bolar Bolabi
02-14-2007, 06:34 AM
Yeah the over should come in, but something I probably won't risk. Not 100% confident. I'm thinking it might be lucky to hit 210.

Mr Flamboyant
02-14-2007, 07:18 AM
Huh :confused:

More games the more money

Sorry should have elaborated .. It's a request from Fox sports .. Their broadcast rights are obviously worth a lot to the league ..

Bolar Bolabi
02-14-2007, 10:25 AM
Yeah the over should come in, but something I probably won't risk. Not 100% confident. I'm thinking it might be lucky to hit 210.

Glad I left this alone. Didn't make 200.

bossboss
02-14-2007, 11:16 AM
i took slingers +12.5 already at CB and it hasn't move , still +12.5


Loss by 0.5 point

xcrap
02-14-2007, 11:59 AM
i couldnt hit the over also.

i thought they would play more defensive in a playoff elimination round...

Bolar Bolabi
02-14-2007, 12:06 PM
i couldnt hit the over also.

i thought they would play more defensive in a playoff elimination round...

That's why I didn't touch it. It was hard to tell.

rod_steel
02-14-2007, 12:30 PM
Taipans-Dragons game is going under as well tomorrow night

Mr Flamboyant
02-14-2007, 02:00 PM
Taipans are pretty banged up atm ... Aaron Grabau couldn't train yesterday (tuesday) due to a hip injury and will play with a brace on it tomorrow night .. Darnell Mee was limping at times too yesterday but like 'Bau', you'd need to run over him half a dozen times with a truck to rule him out of any match let alone a final ...

Damon Thornton has a calf strain and can only go in short bursts of about five minutes and Stewey is still feeling that planta facia (base of the foot) / heel strain ..

On the flip-side Martin Cattalini has looked a million dollars, clearly the better for having sat out sunday's dead rubber against Brisbane .. He was an absolute monstor at yesterday's session ..

It's a final and anything can happen but I agree with those taking the points and the under ... Won't be playing anything myself however because I'll be gunning for the Snakes to get over line any which way they can ...;)

trey
02-15-2007, 03:33 AM
I'll be taking Crocs +5 @ $1.90 against Sydney tomorrow night.

dave nz
02-15-2007, 06:42 AM
I'm prepared to take a small shot on the Dragons tonight. There is something that sticks in my mind though and one of a few reasons why I'm a little cautious. The Dragons 3rd last game of the season when they were at the
Breakers the Dragons needed to win the clinch a playoff berth.
They got the job done. At the end of the game one of the announcers interviewed Hammer Heal and asked him if he was happy with how the season had gone. Hammer replied along the lines of "We have alot to work on for next season but will be Impoved for our time spent this season" and that was it.

I Found it a bizzare thing for him to say considering his team had just clinched a berth. No mention of.....we are stoked to make the playoffs and looking forward to making an impact. Maybe I'm reading too much into it but iinteresting enough a Slingers player said something very similar when they were on the verge of making the playoffs and we all know what happened to them last night.

The Hammer's comments certainly doesn't Inspire me with confidence. But more Importantly given my capping methods likes them enough tonight (albeit not overly), I'm prepared to make a small play :







Dragons +6.5 (-110) over Cairns-------------0.5 of a unit








gl

dave

SwiSha
02-15-2007, 06:47 AM
ehm how do playoffs in the NBL work???

aren t they any series??

dave nz
02-15-2007, 06:50 AM
ehm how do playoffs in the NBL work???

aren t they any series??

Knock outs......then the semi Finals which are best of 3.....then the GF series which is best of 5.

SwiSha
02-15-2007, 06:51 AM
thanks Dave :yeah:

dave nz
02-15-2007, 06:55 AM
No worries mate

bad gambler
02-15-2007, 04:27 PM
Dragons to cover +6.5 v Taipans

good luck

not even close, lost

sports freak
02-15-2007, 11:25 PM
I'll be taking Crocs +5 @ $1.90 against Sydney tomorrow night.

Im with ya,go CROCS :D

xcrap
02-16-2007, 01:58 AM
anyone like the under for kings/crocs game ... 200.5

kings coach stated that "D is the key' to win championship :)

sports freak
02-16-2007, 03:31 AM
anyone like the under for kings/crocs game ... 200.5

kings coach stated that "D is the key' to win championship :)

I think Kings cant go toe 2 toe with the Crocs on the offence especially when Smith is gonna be limited on the bench therefor his pts could be crucial,but then again his presents on court would help the Kings more on the Defnece end,hard one to call and whether you feel this game the winner will be on 100pts therefor unders but my feel is it do or die n im hoping the Crocs come out guns blazing :D Abney could be HUGE in this game for the CROCS to have the UPSET of the night :) !!

Mr Flamboyant
02-16-2007, 04:22 AM
anyone like the under for kings/crocs game ... 200.5

kings coach stated that "D is the key' to win championship :)

Yes ... Kings won't want this to become a track meet .. I think the further we go into this finals series the lower games will become scoring wise ..

Mr Flamboyant
02-16-2007, 05:02 AM
You can get 203.5 at Tab ...

dave nz
02-16-2007, 07:55 AM
One tonight :




Townsville +5.5 (-117) over Sydney---------------2 units








gl

dave

Mr Flamboyant
02-16-2007, 08:06 AM
Please tell me you got on NZ in the cricket today Dave ... Black Caps were the play of the day at even money against that Australian lineup imo .. I thought it was a day-night game so missed the closing time ...

dave nz
02-16-2007, 08:08 AM
Please tell me you got on NZ in the cricket today Dave ... Black Caps were the play of the day at even money .. I thought it was a day-night game so missed the closing time ...

Yes last line got on at a UK book of mine, they were sleeping meanwhile Lee and Clarke were ruled out. Got 2.50 then backed Aussie 4.50 in running today for a profit either way. Australia was actually a better result for me, but still a small profit.

Mr Flamboyant
02-16-2007, 08:21 AM
Nice hit mate ... I think Australia will adjust and improve with the personel they have as this series goes on but they've always been sitting ducks first up with a reshuffled team and today was no exception ..

BTW ... U203.5 for me in tonight's quarter final ...

gl

dave nz
02-16-2007, 09:22 AM
One tonight :




Townsville +5.5 (-117) over Sydney---------------2 units








gl

dave


Townsville :lol:

Get em' back in a few days

xcrap
02-16-2007, 10:04 AM
damn, i missed out on the under kings/crocs! thought id be back before 6:30 tonight.

Bolar Bolabi
02-16-2007, 10:17 AM
The match will end up going over.

xcrap
02-16-2007, 10:19 AM
the kings did play D, but crocs didnt... kings hitting a big number!

all favs have covered this week, maybe a trend?

good revenge spot for cats who lost to the snakes not so long ago at darwin.

bad gambler
02-16-2007, 10:22 AM
Firepower Kings

Bolar Bolabi
02-16-2007, 10:24 AM
The conclusion I have come to is not to touch any of the totals. That's unpredictable but at first glance, Overs will be the trend for most.

Regarding covering the spread, I think the favourites have to be looked at.

I'll be on Perth and I won't touch the total.

Mr Flamboyant
02-16-2007, 10:31 AM
U203.5 for me in tonight's quarter final ...

gl


L

Got that game totally wrong .. expected it to go way way under ... Oh well can't complain after a 10-1 run over the past three weeks ... :p

Mr Flamboyant
02-16-2007, 10:35 AM
gotta get rid of that T-mac avatar! was untouchable with AI!

L James
02-16-2007, 12:30 PM
Nice job by the Kings tonight... Hope the Cats can join them in the final 4 tomorrow though :scared: I'm sweating over that match already, Cairns scares me

bad gambler
02-16-2007, 12:32 PM
Nice job by the Kings tonight... Hope the Cats can join them in the final 4 tomorrow though :scared: I'm sweating over that match already, Cairns scares me

The pussies are travelling like a busted over the last few weeks :eek: :D

sports freak
02-16-2007, 11:04 PM
Sir Brian Goorj up to his old tricks again,how does he motivate players like no other,damn Crocs were absolutely pathetic!!!Pussy cats vs Snakes 2nite should be interesting and hard to call no doubt,sitting on the fence with the spread n total,50/50 calls!!!

Mr Flamboyant
02-17-2007, 05:40 AM
Leaning U198.5 tonight's final ...

Bolar Bolabi
02-17-2007, 06:08 AM
Still not touching anything.

But I'm taking Cattalini most points out of Redhage, Rogers and Owens @ $2.20

If I were to go anything else, it would be, Cairns + and the Over.

bad gambler
02-17-2007, 10:33 AM
I didn't get a bet on the Taipans + but who cares when...........

Cats kiss their season goodbye - without doubt the third best team in the league :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Mr Flamboyant
02-17-2007, 10:49 AM
Pardon my fucking French but FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRK YEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRR RRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dave nz
02-17-2007, 12:16 PM
Pardon my fucking French but FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRK YEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRR RRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Didn't know u could speak French. Congrats on your mob getting the W.

I backed them a few times as dogs on the road this season and got burnt for the most part, then they go to Perth and get the W. I knew they had it in em, pity I wasn't on em when they produced.

L James
02-17-2007, 01:02 PM
I'm shattered :sad:

Bolar Bolabi
02-17-2007, 01:04 PM
Perth suck. They are a nothing team.

bossboss
02-18-2007, 01:15 AM
for those who don't have Foxsports , or missed Wildcats X Snakes . A replay on Channel 9 is on ..now
Talking about a low scoring game

L James
02-18-2007, 01:17 AM
for those who don't have Foxsports , or missed Wildcats X Snakes . A replay on Channel 9 is on ..now
Talking about a low scoring game

It was a typical play-off, half court, ugly, slugfest. Also listen to the Perth fans. That's a real crowd, the most passionate in the league.

I'm still feeling depressed :sad:

Mr Flamboyant
02-18-2007, 04:33 AM
for those who don't have Foxsports , or missed Wildcats X Snakes . A replay on Channel 9 is on ..now
Talking about a low scoring game

Probably should've been higher scoring than it was because both teams (particularly Perth) missed some shots they'd normally make but that was a really tough typical finals game .. great stuff