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NBL semi-finals

bossboss
02-18-2007, 01:52 AM
Series odds almost identical 1.2 to 4.7 both rubbers (Best-of-three games)

Tuesday : Game1 Bullets -9.5 X Kings +9.5 U/O 209.5
Wednesday: Game1 Tigers -8.5 X TAIPANS +8.5 U/O 193.5

Mr Flamboyant
02-18-2007, 09:55 AM
Just a point of interest on this game - Cairns headed straight from Perth to Melbourne today rather than returning home and travelling south on tuesday ... Excellent decision imo ... They would've had a bit of fanfare awaiting them here .. it was nuts when they made the semis last season, there were about three hundred fans cheering them home at the airport, and a couple of days later they fronted up in Sydney and were spanked ...

sports freak
02-20-2007, 12:41 AM
Series odds almost identical 1.2 to 4.7 both rubbers (Best-of-three games)

Tuesday : Game1 Bullets -9.5 X Kings +9.5 U/O 209.5
Wednesday: Game1 Tigers -8.5 X TAIPANS +8.5 U/O 193.5

209.5 pts seems abit high for SF clash!!

Mr Flamboyant
02-20-2007, 01:21 AM
I'm off to Melbourne tonight to cover the Taipans' preparations for their semi final :yippee: .. yippee!

sports freak
02-20-2007, 01:29 AM
I'm off to Melbourne tonight to cover the Taipans' preparations for their semi final :yippee: .. yippee!

Any inside info is much appreciated :)

Mr Flamboyant
02-20-2007, 01:54 AM
^ will do my best mate but it'll be very much a whistlestop tour .. I'll be busier than a cat digging a hole in concrete tomorrow and fly back to Cairns about the time the game is tipping off :eek: (won't know the result until I land!)

Bolar Bolabi
02-20-2007, 02:04 AM
The over will hit tonight.

Sydney put up a ridiculous amount of points last week and Brisbane don't know the meaning of defence - especially on their home court. This will be a shootout. Total will finish around 220.

Bolar Bolabi
02-20-2007, 02:04 AM
Not to mention Brisbane are rested.

Mr Flamboyant
02-20-2007, 02:42 AM
The over will hit tonight.

Sydney put up a ridiculous amount of points last week and Brisbane don't know the meaning of defence - especially on their home court. This will be a shootout. Total will finish around 220.

Agree with you Bolar ... I liken game one of a semi final series to the first round of a golf tournament - scoring will be a lot freer, it's not like their seasons hinge on every bucket made and stopped tonight ...

its.like.that
02-20-2007, 02:49 AM
I disagree.

Can Sydney beat Brisbane in a high tempo game in Brisbane? Unlikely.

The Kings will need to slow the tempo, and play to their strengths, not Brisbane's.

I think this one stays under 200.

Mr Flamboyant
02-20-2007, 02:57 AM
I think I might be liking the Kings +10.5 a little more than the total anyway .. Brisbane coming off a break and with Bradtke and Bruton a little banged up .. Brian Goorjian coached teams don't beat themselves at this time of the season too and the fact this game is being played at Boondal makes it a little more neutral imo ... Kings catching 10 looks nice ..

xcrap
02-20-2007, 03:04 AM
i dont know about the over..

i remember the last game between the 2 and sydney contained them pretty well. didnt let them make any big score like they so often have at home 120+

Bolar Bolabi
02-20-2007, 03:21 AM
I'll be on Sydney + the points too. They always keep themselves close to Brisbane. It would not surprise me however if Brisbane come out firing and win this by 15. They want to make a statement.

bad gambler
02-20-2007, 03:21 AM
I disagree.

Can Sydney beat Brisbane in a high tempo game in Brisbane? Unlikely.

The Kings will need to slow the tempo, and play to their strengths, not Brisbane's.

I think this one stays under 200.

I agree :unsure:

dave nz
02-20-2007, 05:12 AM
One for me tonight :





Brisbane -8.5 (-134) over Sydney-------------1 unit







gl

dave

bossboss
02-20-2007, 07:22 AM
Has the game started? NBL says 6:30 ?? .. just got home..no live score

My play if it matters to anyone Bullets HT/FTX Tigers HT/FT (Multi) @ 2.1

xcrap
02-20-2007, 07:26 AM
no.. nearly..

tigers match is tomorrow also.

bad gambler
02-20-2007, 07:27 AM
Kings to cover +9.5 v Bullets

good luck

dave nz
02-20-2007, 09:37 AM
One for me tonight :





Brisbane -8.5 (-134) over Sydney-------------1 unit







gl

dave

Just came up short was the right side though

bad gambler
02-20-2007, 09:41 AM
Kings to cover +9.5 v Bullets

good luck

win

I wait with baited breath for the Game 2 line

xcrap
02-20-2007, 09:43 AM
win

I wait with baited breath for the Game 2 line

bullets -2 imo :)

its.like.that
02-20-2007, 09:44 AM
I disagree.

Can Sydney beat Brisbane in a high tempo game in Brisbane? Unlikely.

The Kings will need to slow the tempo, and play to their strengths, not Brisbane's.

I think this one stays under 200.

$$$$$$$$$

Jim 1 - 0 Bolar

bossboss
02-20-2007, 09:50 AM
My play if it matters to anyone Bullets HT/FTX Tigers HT/FT (Multi) @ 2.1

Loss...:devil: Draw at HF in Game 1 ..

sports freak
02-20-2007, 11:41 PM
bullets -2 imo :)

It should be a couple of pts more imo,around -3.5pts to -5.5pts max!!

its.like.that
02-21-2007, 03:21 AM
Regular Season Series
Tigers won 3-0
Tigers 94 Taipans 86 @ Melbourne 23/09/06
Tigers 99 Taipans 88 @ Cairns 18/11/06
Tigers 106 Taipans 94 @ Melbourne 29/12/06

Errrrrrrrrrrrrr... UNDERS for me (197.5)!!!!!

Bolar Bolabi
02-21-2007, 04:39 AM
Under 194.5 - This should land in the 180's. I see something like 94 - 86

Mr Flamboyant
02-21-2007, 05:17 AM
Wow what a day! just at an internet cafe in sunny melbourne sending scripts back to Cairns .. Not much to reveal from an insider's viewpoint on this one - Tigers didn't even show up for shootaround .. apparently it's all to do with a recent superstition that's been working for them in latter half of the season ??

Agree this one looks like it might be .. damn the rims at the Cage look and sound like they're from the silent era! whenever a shot would go in it sounded like a meat cleaver getting slammed into a block of metal..??

anyway good luck lads

rod_steel
02-21-2007, 08:33 AM
Just came up short was the right side though

This is not me having a go at you directly dave so don't take this the wrong way but more a general comment of what you posted - I visit heaps of site and see this comment of "lost but was on the right side" a lot and have never understood it.

There is only one right side after the game and that is the winning one. I notice people use this a lot after a bad beat (e.g. losing by the hook) still doesn't mean it was the correct play.

Btw Kings had the cover in the bag throughout the whole game so Bullets were definitely not the right side in any case ;)

xcrap
02-21-2007, 08:44 AM
It should be a couple of pts more imo,around -3.5pts to -5.5pts max!!

the line is out. bullets -2 exactly :D

not sure if that was the opening line.

total set at 200.5. again hit under! :)

its.like.that
02-21-2007, 09:22 AM
This is not me having a go at you directly dave so don't take this the wrong way but more a general comment of what you posted - I visit heaps of site and see this comment of "lost but was on the right side" a lot and have never understood it.

There is only one right side after the game and that is the winning one. I notice people use this a lot after a bad beat (e.g. losing by the hook) still doesn't mean it was the correct play.

Btw Kings had the cover in the bag throughout the whole game so Bullets were definitely not the right side in any case ;)

:lol:

I'll back you up here.

Dave seems like a decent bloke, but I don't get what he meant by saying he was on the "right side".

His bet lost, and it's not like the Bullets choked a 30 point lead in the last 5 minutes.

Therefore I'd have to say he was on the wrong side.

dave nz
02-21-2007, 09:24 AM
This is not me having a go at you directly dave so don't take this the wrong way but more a general comment of what you posted - I visit heaps of site and see this comment of "lost but was on the right side" a lot and have never understood it.



I'll tell you exactly where I am coming from when I say that. First off its rare I say that. If I do (as I did in this case) basically what I'm saying is after watching that game I believe Brisbane would have covered that line far more often than not. Simple as that.

Agreed though it is over used in alot of cases.

its.like.that
02-21-2007, 09:27 AM
Updated scores:

jim 2 - 1 bolar

dave nz
02-21-2007, 09:31 AM
Dad's Army to win it all :)

Bolar Bolabi
02-21-2007, 09:32 AM
I'll back Dave up. What he means Brisbane won comfortably and he was one or two points short of covering. Something like that.

xcrap
02-21-2007, 09:33 AM
for me, if you got 2 good team, like the bullets and king you have to take the points esp. if its 9!

Bolar Bolabi
02-21-2007, 09:35 AM
Updated scores:

jim 2 - 1 bolar

scrotum muncher ;)

its.like.that
02-21-2007, 09:39 AM
scrotum muncher ;)

:o

You have a chance to redeem yourself Bolar, don't worry.

;)

Bolar Bolabi
02-21-2007, 09:41 AM
:o

You have a chance to redeem yourself Bolar, don't worry.

;)


:haha:

Now follow my golf plays tonight and you'll win big.

its.like.that
02-21-2007, 09:45 AM
:haha:

Now follow my golf plays tonight and you'll win big.

:rolleyes:

Just like Mr Senior last weekend? :o

You should be tailing me Bolar, I've been hotter than Jessica Alba these past couple weeks. ;)

Bolar Bolabi
02-21-2007, 09:46 AM
That was different. This is match play. Easier to cap.

dave nz
02-21-2007, 09:46 AM
Dad's Army to win it all :)

This wasn't just a spur of the moment comment. I truely believe it.

Will be interesting to see the market when it re opens. Only thing that can stop them is injuries IMO.

its.like.that
02-22-2007, 03:34 AM
Sydney v Brisbane (game 2)

Under 201.5 points

The other night these sides combined for 175, do you really think they will score 27 more tonight?

Sydney's season is on the line, and they know that they will need to defend better than ever to beat the Bullets.

BOL

Mr Flamboyant
02-22-2007, 04:57 AM
Sydney v Brisbane (game 2)
The other night these sides combined for 175, do you really think they will score 27 more tonight?
BOL

I don't think that angle is the best when it comes to determining how many points will be scored in a game - especially when of them (Brisbane) is chock full of scoring firepower ..

However the second part of your reasoning I do agree with - that given one team's season is on the line they'll scrap from go to woe and it probably won't be pretty ..

Mr Flamboyant
02-22-2007, 05:17 AM
This is probably a no-brainer for most of you but if Cairns happens to square their series with Melbourne up here tomorrow night, pound and I mean POUND the Tigers ATS in game three ...
The Taipans' veteran brigade is quite seriously on it's last legs physically atm and while I think they're a big chance to lead the Snakes to a series squaring win tomorrow night infront of a sellout crowd, rebounding two days later in Melbourne will be next to impossible ..

bad gambler
02-22-2007, 06:57 AM
Off to the game tonight, have to have a bet. There is no way in hell I am cheering for the Bullets from a betting perspective so backing the Firepower Kings

Purely a homer one tonight:

Kings to beat Bullets $2.45

good luck

bad gambler
02-22-2007, 07:00 AM
Wortho to have a blinder

Bolar Bolabi
02-22-2007, 07:05 AM
Sydney +4

Under 198.5

Mr Flamboyant
02-22-2007, 07:09 AM
Have had a fantastic run over the past month and I'm content to sit this one out .. mainly because I can't bet AGAINST either team ... Gun to my head it's Sydney ATS

bossboss
02-22-2007, 07:14 AM
here is my theory .. if all of you are on Sydney tonight .. they need to "kick" a winning score against Brisbane .. Over is more likely in this case as brisbane will score as big. Overs 200.5 but very small stake

Bolar Bolabi
02-22-2007, 07:17 AM
Actually I agree boss.

I'm scrapping my under play and going over.

Finalised play - Over 198.5

Bolar Bolabi
02-22-2007, 07:21 AM
Submitted both the over and the line play now. I'm going to get one back on Jim

bossboss
02-22-2007, 10:11 AM
Went unders .. not according to scenario.... Kings didn't kick a winning score and were no match to bullets ..Loss

Mr Flamboyant
02-22-2007, 10:28 AM
You under backers should strongly consider going back to that 'well' in tomorrow night's game too ... ;)

bad gambler
02-22-2007, 10:59 AM
Off to the game tonight, have to have a bet. There is no way in hell I am cheering for the Bullets from a betting perspective so backing the Firepower Kings

Purely a homer one tonight:

Kings to beat Bullets $2.45

good luck

lost - Kings' anaemic offense finally caught up with them. Bullets just have too many offensive threats. Typical of Bruton to bury them with the back to back 3's mid final qtr.

Should be interesting to see what Goorj does with this team, clearly they are going to have to get this import situation right for next season

Mr Flamboyant
02-22-2007, 11:07 AM
^ Goorj will reload with a vengeance imo ... he wasn't happy with this year's group from the get go right up until tonight .. He's shown over the years he's not a coach that settles for anything less than the best, personel wise .. This season he had to, next season he won't imo ...

I can just imagine what he was saying at the post game presser tonight .. Have no doubt he would've touched on the fact that two former star pupils (Bruton & Ere) who helped him win titles in past, combined to bury him tonight, and that calibre of player was missing from team this time ...

sports freak
02-22-2007, 02:43 PM
This is probably a no-brainer for most of you but if Cairns happens to square their series with Melbourne up here tomorrow night, pound and I mean POUND the Tigers ATS in game three ...
The Taipans' veteran brigade is quite seriously on it's last legs physically atm and while I think they're a big chance to lead the Snakes to a series squaring win tomorrow night infront of a sellout crowd, rebounding two days later in Melbourne will be next to impossible ..

Im sorry Flamb but i think Dad's Army is gonna spoil the party for ya!!Too much Class the Tigers have also this game is more important then the home game cos the dont have to prove themselves at home against the Snakes if you know what i mean!!Also more rest when the sow it up in Cairns which is important!!The Grand Final,no doubt home court advantage is huge n that could most likely decide the GF series winner!!!Total aint out yet but anything around 185-190 is still good for the unders you would feel!!

its.like.that
02-22-2007, 06:00 PM
Submitted both the over and the line play now. I'm going to get one back on Jim

:lol:

Bad luck Bolar.

:hug:

Bolar Bolabi
02-22-2007, 08:39 PM
I don't care Jim. I'm about to win it all back on golf today.

Mr Flamboyant
02-23-2007, 12:32 AM
Martin Cattalini sat out today's shootaround .. had ice on his achilles injury and (of more concern) his shooting hand which he injured in Perth ..

its.like.that
02-23-2007, 12:57 AM
Updated scores:

jim 2 - 1 bolar

new scores:

jim 3 - 1 bolar

:sport:

its.like.that
02-23-2007, 12:59 AM
is anyone game enough to take overs tonight?

:lol:

sports freak
02-23-2007, 01:35 AM
is anyone game enough to take overs tonight?

:lol:

No :scared: Do you know the total Jimbo?

sports freak
02-23-2007, 01:39 AM
Martin Cattalini sat out today's shootaround .. had ice on his achilles injury and (of more concern) his shooting hand which he injured in Perth ..

:lick: Pound the F**k out of Dad's Army :D

its.like.that
02-23-2007, 01:42 AM
194.5 I think freak

sports freak
02-23-2007, 01:48 AM
194.5 I think freak

Still pretty high Jimbo you would think,can see the winner being around 95pts again,looking for Chris Anstey n Dave Thomas to step it up,those 2 have been standouts in the last few matches!Old man Mcdonald job will be alot easier!!Should be a cracker of a game,Flambo's gonna be on the Edge of his SEAT!!!:D

bad gambler
02-23-2007, 01:55 AM
No play for me tonight, though would love to see the Snakes force a decider

Mr Flamboyant
02-23-2007, 02:49 AM
No play for me tonight, though would love to see the Snakes force a decider

I concur, as much from a betting point of view as for the fact I'd love to see the Snakes go as far as they can ..

To reiterate from an earlier post I really do think Melbourne will smash Cairns if there's a decider ... The little needle on the Taipans' petrol tank will be way below 'E' after tonight win or lose ... ;)

Mr Flamboyant
02-23-2007, 07:03 AM
:lick: Pound the F**k out of Dad's Army :D

You could be making reference to either team with that quote :lol: ... I'm not so sure people should be throwing the kitchen sink at the Tigers tonight .. We all know they'd win 8 or 9 times out of 10 against Cairns but trust me when I say the Taipans and the town that supports them will be expending every last ounce of energy in a bid to get this win tonight .. It truly feels like a grand final and unless you've been to the Cairns Convention Centre and felt what a full house is like here, you really should take my word when I say TREAD WITH CAUTION WHEN FADING CAIRNS INFRONT OF 5,328 CAIRNS PEOPLE!!

I do like this game to again fall under the 193.5 total but my mentality tonight is FCUK IMPARTIALITY, I'M A SNAKES FAN NOT A JOURNALIST TONIGHT! and so the last thing I want to do is be cheering for "bricks" ...

LET'S RUMBLE! :mad:

Bolar Bolabi
02-23-2007, 07:06 AM
is anyone game enough to take overs tonight?

:lol:

Yes

This is going over 200.


OVER 194

Bolar Bolabi
02-23-2007, 07:08 AM
There is only one bet tonight and one bet only. And that is over.

good_gambler
02-23-2007, 07:26 AM
:haha:

Go Snakes. :dance:

All QLD final.. how good would that fugging be? :drool:

its.like.that
02-23-2007, 07:35 AM
:lol: Good luck Bolar ;)

Bolar Bolabi
02-23-2007, 08:27 AM
This match is going over. Over 100 scored in the first half - tigers thrashing them. Watch this over cash like a prostitute.

good_gambler
02-23-2007, 11:17 AM
:haha:

Have a :drink: Bolar.

Bolar Bolabi
02-23-2007, 11:19 AM
This is fucked. Oh well, Golf and Rugby are winning it all for me. I should skip NBL until the final.

Bolar Bolabi
02-23-2007, 11:20 AM
:haha:

Have a :drink: Bolar.

I will.

The dogs needed about 83 in the second half and they didn't get it.

its.like.that
02-23-2007, 12:28 PM
UNDERS 4 EVA :rocker2:

;)

its.like.that
02-23-2007, 12:29 PM
This is fucked. Oh well, Golf and Rugby are winning it all for me. I should skip NBL until the final.

errrrr.. that will be the next game :p

bad gambler
02-23-2007, 04:45 PM
Brissy at $1.50 to win it all? No thanks