31 Results for month: 08/2013

Dave’s Free Play, Saturday 8/31/13

Okay results for me on Friday, small net profit for the day. It would have been more, but I opted to go for a two-sided sweep on the North Dakota State-Kansas State game. I had the Bison plus the points full game, but with the score tied at the half, I decided to play the Wildcats for a half unit in the second half. This looked like a stroke of genius at ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Friday 8/30/13

Pretty good Thursday results, with 1-0 in baseball, 2-1 in the NFL, and a 1-1 college split. The opening night of college action was nothing short of incredible. The Utah State/Utah, Ole Miss/Vanderbilt and Rutgers/Fresno State games were amazing thrillers. USC/Hawaii had all kinds of crazy spread swings. UNLV outstatted Minnesota but killed themselves with ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Thursday 8/29/13

And so it begins. The 2013 college football campaign is here, and now it's time to find out if all the pre-season homework pays off at the window. I can say with 100% certainty there is more info available this season than any previous year ever. The toughest task has been separating what's junk from what's pertinent. One other important chore for me is ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Wednesday 8/28/13

Split a pair on the diamond on Tuesday night, winning easily with the Yankees, but losing wire to wire with the Rockies. The Tuesday comp selection was one of the more exciting games on the card, and it ended up the right way with the Angels coming from behind to defeat the Rays. My opening week college card is really starting to take shape. I'm already ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Tuesday 8/27/13

It has to be tough being a Mets fan right now. Actually, the news surrounding Matt Harvey's partially torn ulnar collateral ligament is bad news for all baseball fans. Harvey is one of the great young talents in the game, and the prospect of him possibly having to sit out the entire 2014 campaign should Tommy John  surgery be required is tough to swallow... More

Dave’s Free Play, Monday 8/26/13

Here we go? College football gets rolling in just a few days, and I've already made three plays from this week's slate, with more to come. There are loads of available resources for those making their own decisions as to what they should play. Starting point is to try and zero in on as many individual team insiders as you can. That includes bloggers in ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Sunday 8/25/13

Nice little run on the daily free plays ended as the Phillies lost in 18 innings to the Diamondbacks. A fitting conclusion to what was a difficult day on my plays, as the Phillies ran out of pitchers and had to turn to outfielder Casper Wells. That loss was far less frustrating than a pair on the NFL exhibition slate. Both the Broncos and Dolphins ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Saturday 8/24/13

Quickie blog this time, as Friday evening ran fairly late with the LVH Seminar here in Las Vegas, and my Saturday tee time is very early. Most of my Saturday action will be in the NFL, and it looks like a deep card. Just a couple of days remaining to snare the discount on my my monthly/season football subscriptions, so if you want that info, be sure to ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Friday, 8/23/13

Ryan Braun says he's sorry that he got caught. No need to dissect the entire Braun statement, which I believe is ten paragraphs long. The first sentence here is an accurate summation, and a much quicker read. The spin on the apology issued Thursday by the Brewers star is not exactly meeting with widespread approval, and it's not too difficult to see ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Thursday 8/22/13

Wednesday was very enjoyable, with the Mariners getting a nice underdog win for me at Oakland, the free play on the Yankees coming through, and discovery of what I feel is a terrific quote from an NFL coach regarding his team's performance last week and what he wants to see this week. Meanwhile, the pre-season college conference follows and fades ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Wednesday 8/21/13

I just don't know how all these Nevada sports books stay in business. Not to mention those operating offshore, as well as the countless number of accountants operating  in every town and city throughout the land. They should all be out of business, based on how many bettors are able to pick football winners at a rate of at least 70%. I finally have ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Tuesday 8/20/13

Only one play made it my final cut last night, and fortunately the Phillies managed to hang on for a tense 5-4 win over the Rockies. The free play also won as the Indians handled the bumbling Angels, however that will be recorded as no play in the record keeping category as Cleveland made a pitching change.  By the way, the free play ledger dating back to ... More