Wednesday, April 30, 2008

No Plays Today

No plays match our system today, so we're going to go ahead and take the day off.

We're letting our Free NBA Picks system re-set, and it looks like there should be an NBA play tomorrow by our early calculations.

Stay tuned.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Brewers Win!

It wasn't the low-scoring game we expected with Ben Sheets back on the mound, but we'll take it. The Brewers took care of the Cubs 10-7 tonight, giving us a much needed Free MLB Pick win.

Our system hasn't produced at the levels we're used to, but we're continually updating the statistics and it looks like we are finally getting on track for the 2008 season. The Brewers win gives us a record of just 3-4, which only means that we're due for a nice long winning streak.

Chicago Bears Upgrade Chop Blocking Ability

Most NFL teams look at run blocking and pass blocking when evaluating offensive linemen during the NFL Draft. The Chicago Bears, however, look at chop blocking.

At least, that's one theory.

The Bears signed Montana tackle Cody Balogh, a player best known for a chop block he threw on an opposing defensive lineman, as an undrafted free agent. In all fairness, Balogh is reportedly a good kid who didn't mean any harm on the block (as if diving at another man's knees won't cause any harm). Nevertheless, it might be time for the rest of the NFC North to start wearing knee guards.

Take Sheets and the Brewers

Ben Sheets is back on the mound for the Milwaukee Brewers against the rival Chicago Cubs, and we expect more of the same from the Brewers ace. In addition to having Sheets back, the Brewers will also get a spark from the return of center fielder Mike Cameron, who has missed the first 25 games of the year due to a suspension.

Brewers ML (-118) over the Cubs

Good luck!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Surprise NBA Playoff Pick

Sometimes what's right isn't always popular, and we think we've got ourselves an unpopular pick that will prove to be the right call.

Denver Nuggets +5 over the Los Angeles Lakers

The Free NBA Pick system shows great value here tonight, and we have to agree with it. Allen Iverson and the Nuggets should be able to avoid the sweep at the hands of Kobe Bryant's Lakers.

Good luck!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Perfect Top Five in the NFL Draft

If you checked in with us prior to the NFL Draft, you might have noticed our mock draft for the first five picks. If you checked in with us after the NFL Draft, you might have noticed we correctly picked all five of them. Hopefully it was in time to make some of you a little bit of money on NFL Draft props. Of course, Jake Long to the Dolphins was already in the books, but four out of four isn't bad, either.

If not, you aren't completely out of luck. We'll be back tomorrow with a Free NBA Playoff Pick we've been waiting all week for.

Unfortunately, Brian Brohm was not the second quarterback selected, as the Baltimore Ravens reached for Joe Flacco and ruined what should have been a sure-thing. We get where the Ravens are coming from, but we still like Brian Brohm's potential... to hold a clipboard as a career backup to Aaron Rodgers on the Packers.

All in all, it was a fun draft, and we hope you came out with as much money in your pocket as Jake Long (above with Roger Goodell) did.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

NFL Mock Draft Top 5

The NFL Draft is about an hour away, so if you can get on any of these picks at reasonable odds, it's time to pull the trigger.

1. Miami Dolphins- Jake Long, G

2. St. Louis Rams- Chris Long, DE

3. Atlanta Falcons- Matt Ryan, QB

4. Oakland Raiders- Darren McFadden, RB

5. Kansas City Chiefs- Glenn Dorsey, DT

Friday, April 25, 2008

Friday Free MLB Pick

The weekend is here, and we've got a Free MLB Pick before diving into tomorrows NFL Draft. Our Free MLB Picks are off to a slow start, but we expect to turn it around very soon.

Milwaukee Brewers -1 1/2 (+130) over the Florida Marlins

Prince Fielder and the Brewers have been off to a slow start as well in terms of offensive production, but our numbers show that that will change tonight in the first game of this three-game series.

Good luck!

Favre Named Madden '94 Cover Athlete

Madden '94, a John Madden's football video game for Super Nintendo that allows users to play a full 16-game NFL schedule with all 28 teams, has announced its cover athlete.

Rather than choose a proven star like Super Bowl winning quarterback Troy Aikman of the Dallas Cowboys, Madden decided to name little-known Packers quarterback Brett Favre (pronounced fay-ver) as its cover boy.

Favre has played just one season with the Packers, throwing 18 touchdown passes and leading the team to a 9-7 record in 1992 after starter Don Majkowski went down with an injury. Prior to that, he played briefly with the Atlanta Falcons before being traded to Green Bay.

Critics say that Favre's career won't last long due to his poor throwing mechanics and a drinking habit that caused him to miss the team picture his rookie year in Atlanta. Perhaps the Madden game would have been better off with a more promising quarterback on its cover, like the young Tommy Maddox of the Denver Broncos.

Time will tell if the video game made the right choice. In the meantime, we only hope this cover won't jinx the young Favre in any way.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

More NBA Playoff Action

We have one Free NBA Playoff Pick for Tonight

Orlando Magic/Toronto Raptors OVER 203

Our picks are just 2-2 so far this postseason, but 42-22 overall.

Good luck!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

New Free MLB Pick System

After a dismal 2-3 start with our Free MLB Picks to start the year, we decided to overhaul the system that we were using to something more similar to what we used last year.

This lengthy process is the reason there haven't been any MLB Picks recently, but we believe we finally have the system where we want it, and have one play tonight.

Chicago White Sox ML (-137) over the New York Yankees

We're laying a lot of chalk and betting over one unit so that we would win a unit in return. We don't like betting this amount of chalk, and were waiting as long as we could for this line to drop, but it looks like we're stuck with it. The first pitch is in a little over a half an hour, so we apologize for that late post, but we were really hoping to get rid of some of this juice.

We have no plays for the three NBA games tonight, so hopefully our new Free MLB Pick system is enough to hold you over until tomorrow's games. Let's make the MLB stand for Money in Lemmy's Bank.

Good luck!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Fun With NFL Draft Prop Bets

The Miami Dolphins made Michigan tackle Jake Long the first overall pick in the NFL Draft, reminding us that the draft is fast approaching. We'll wager on plenty of NFL Draft prop bets this weekend, and of course, we'll try to get as many "cocrect" as possible.

That said, we've found our first juicy bet on Bodog.

The prop is: Who will be the second QB drafted?

We think it's almost a lock that Louisville's Brian Brohm is the second quarterback selected, after Boston College's Matt Ryan--and we don't use the word "lock" often. At 5/6 odds, this is still a pretty good value, but we'd imagine the odds will only get worse as the draft approaches.

Brohm was once considered a Top 10 pick earlier in the year, and there is no reason for the other options (Delaware's Joe Flacco, Michigan's Chad Henne, and the talented Other) to be picked higher than Brohm.

We'll have more draft pick props in the coming days, so be sure to make us your home for NFL Draft prop bets.

Hornets and Mavs Go Over

We needed the Hornets and Mavs to score 193 points tonight. They scored 230.

The Hornets 127-103 victory in Game 2 of the series helped us even our playoff Free NBA Pick record back to 2-2, and our overall NBA Free Pick record to 42-22.

Thanks to countless buckets, including Chris Paul taking on Dirk Nowitzki for a lay-up, we're back up to .500 for the playoffs and hoping, oddly enough, to get back into regular-season form.

We tinkered with the numbers in the system a little bit prior to this game due to our concerns that, well, the last two Free NBA Pick losses were blowouts. We should be poised for a nice run with the updated stats added to the formula, so hop on and enjoy the ride.

One Playoff Pick Tonight

We have one Free NBA Pick tonight as we look to get back on track:

Dallas Mavericks/New Orleans Hornets OVER 193

Good luck!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Is That a Trick Question?

Take a look at this prop offered by Bodog pertaining to this weekend's NFL Draft.

If you want some "cocrect" picks, make Stock Lemon your home for the NFL Draft. We'll take a look at some props, as well as live-betting options, to help your wallet draft a few dead presidents over the weekend.

Wizards the Free NBA Pick Tonight

Hopefully we've cleared up any confusion as to the games we're playing and are ready to make some money.

We have one play tonight, which is, of course, a Free NBA Pick that matches our system.

Washington Wizards +2 over the Cleveland Cavaliers

Caron Butler and the Wizards look to steal home-court advantage from the Cavs, and we think they will. In what will surely be a physical and entertaining game, our computer says the Wizards should come out on top.

Our Free NBA Playoff Picks are 1-1 following a 40-20 regular season.

Good luck!

Records Update

As posted in the comments section of the last entry regarding our playoff picks:

We did not clarify whether that was a Free NBA Pick or not, and instead assumed that if we didn't mention it as a Free NBA Pick it would not be played as such. That said, we will update our record to include the first game, which we lost. Furthermore, we will not post any plays unless they are strong Free NBA Picks to avoid any excess confusion. Thanks for the comments and we apologize for the confusion. Our last objective is to deceive our readers.

Additionally, as far as the NCAA Tournament is concerned, we used a different formula for the Sweet 16 than we did in the rest of the tournament, being that we were struggling to stay around .500 through the first two rounds. We only posted the Sweet 16 results for that system, but we forgot to include in Lemmy's Resume that it was only the Sweet 16. That has been updated, and likewise, our Playoff Free NBA Pick record will be updated to 1-1.

Again, thanks for the comments. Now let's go take it to the books!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Celtics and Hawks Go Under For Playoff Cover

It's playoff time in the NBA, and our system is in playoff form.

Thanks to some sneaky defense by Kevin Garnett and Mike Bibby, among other plays, the Celtics beat the Hawks 104-81. Some basic math will tell you that the two teams combined for 185 total points, which is six less than the under of 191.

We, of course, picked the under, and our Free NBA Picks are now 1-0 to start the playoffs, after going 40-20 in the regular season. To avoid confusion, we won't post any small plays on the site, so any play that appears on Stock Lemon will be a system Free NBA Pick in the playoffs.

The playoffs are just getting started--and so are we. Stay with us as we bring you winners, just as we've done all year.

First Free NBA Pick of the Playoffs

We have one Free NBA Pick according to our system tonight:

Boston Celtics/Atlanta Hawks UNDER 191

Our system was 40-20 in the regular season this year, which is 67%. We expect to duplicate that success in the playoffs.

Good luck!

Friday, April 18, 2008

The NBA Playoffs are Here

We have on playoff play today:

Houston Rockets -1 over Utah Jazz

Good luck!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Spurs Cover for 2-0 Day

On the last day of the regular season, we had the same kind of results we've been getting all year--winners. The Spurs beat down the Jazz 109-80, giving us a 2-0 day and a 40-20 record on the year, which is 67%

We will continue our Free NBA Picks throughout the playoffs, so make sure to keep checking Stock Lemon and keep winning money.

Bulls Cover

In a buzzer-beater bet (which we apologize for that if you did not get on it), we took the Bulls -5 1/2 over the Raptors. Chicago was able to pull out a 107-97 victory in their final game of the season, improving our NBA Free Picks record to 39-20 with one more pick pending.

Lemmy Awards Update

The last installment of the Lemmy Awards based solely on the message boards in the Rivals network. We failed to mention this important note. In fact, is a candidate for best overall message board, not limited to sports or the Rivals Network. Lemmy Awards for that category will follow at some point. Lemmy apologizes for the confusion. Congrats to the 2008 Lemmy Award Winners for Rivals-based sports message boards.

Lemmy Awards: Top 5 Sports Message Boards

Ladies and gentlemen, it's the moment you've all been waiting for. That's right, it's time to give out a few Lemmy Awards! In our first installment, we rewarded the top five sports betting and stock blogs on the net with the Golden Lemmy. This time, we're giving out Lemmy Awards for the top five sports message boards on the web, particularly when it comes to NCAA football. UPDATE: These are only Rivals message boards.

This Texas sports message board has a football, basketball and other section. As they say, everything is bigger in Texas.

The best collegiate board Iowa has to offer includes the largest wrestling themed board on the web.

Florida State's board has a rare baseball section packed full of wise commenters.

Up in Michigan, there's never a dull moment on The Wolverine boards.

Not far behind Florida State, Florida's message board provides enough insight on Gator sports to earn a Lemmy Award.

Regular Season Finale

We have one NBA play to close out the season.

San Antonio Spurs -4 over the Utah Jazz

Good luck!

UPDATE: We are adding the Chicago Bulls -5 1/2 over the Toronto Raptors. The game starts in about five minutes so get this in quick!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Small Lean in the NBA

We're not sure if we will make it a Free NBA Pick, but our system indicates a small lean on the Sacramento Kings +17 over the Los Angeles Lakers tonight.

Stay tuned.

UPDATE: After further calculating our figures, we have decided not to make this a Free NBA Pick. Although the Kings should have a slight advantage with the +17 spread, it is not nearly enough to make this a play. There are no picks for today.

Monday, April 14, 2008

New MLB System Coming Soon

We've been focusing on the NBA down the stretch, but we will have plenty of MLB bets on the way. We are in the process of updating our system for the current 2008 season to maximize our results (and your profits).

We've had a few Free MLB Picks already this year under the old system, but we decided to spend the time (it is a lengthy process) to update the system and ensure winners on a nightly basis.

Stay tuned!

Suns and Warriors Under Today

The NBA regular season is winding down, but there are still some games left and one of them fits our system tonight.

Phoenix Suns/Golden State Warriors UNDER 231

Our Free NBA Pick system indicates that, although these teams can put up the points, this over/under is set a little too high.

As you see from Lemmy's Resume on the right column of this page, our Free NBA Picks are 38-19, which is 66% on the year. They are also on a four game winning streak, and this under is a good bet to make it five straight!

Good luck!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

STTK Ready to Make a Move

We've been a little distracted lately due to our success in the sports betting sphere, but as our name implies, we also started our company (and this website) to give smart stock tips.

That said, our first Free Stock Pick was STTK back on January 21, and as we foretold, good things come to those who wait. We recommended buying this stock at $.035, and after a short incline it dipped below that mark. At this time, we urged patience, as this stock just needed to gain momentum behind some of the good press that this company, Smart-Tek Solutions, was dishing out.

This week, the stock hit nearly $.09, an increase of over 150%. If you sold at that time, good for you--you turned a nice profit on this one. If not, though, you can either do so when the market opens today for a gain of almost 80%, or you can wait this one out a little longer and reap the benefits. It leveled off to a close of $.06 on Friday after the big gains in the middle of the week and is still in good shape for the long-term. We've heard from an inside source (someone very close to CEO Perry Law), that Smart-tek Solutions is expecting either a merger or some other type of big news on May 22. Just speculation for now, but something to keep in mind.

The volume still looks good and we like what we see from the charts. If you bought when we originally suggested, it might be wise to sell off half of those shares and ride out the rest. "Play with profit," as they say. If not, this is still a strong buy, as last week was only a glimpse of STTK's true potential.

Lemmy Rolls Up His Sleeves

Some of you might have been wondering what we were up to yesterday, when we had one of those rare days when there were no plays that fit our systems.

Well, don't think some of us weren't busy. Stock Lemon mascot, Lemmy, went ahead and added a handy little feature to the right-side column of the website. Without the benefit of limbs as well as the obvious handicap of being nothing more than a tasty lemon with human facial features, Lemmy constructed a page element titled "Lemmy's Resume."

In that section, you will find how our past systems have done, just so you know that this is not some thrown-together operation. We are a legitimate organization providing a completely FREE service to our readers, so take advantage!

Our records are backed up in the archives as documented right here at, so go ahead and look for yourselves if you want to make sure that we really are that good while Lemmy takes his lunch break.

Check back tomorrow for more absolutely FREE picks.

Bulls and Magic Make it Four Straight

Thanks to textbook defense like Luol Deng crazily flying at a Jameer Nelson shot, we've won yet another NBA wager.

By scoring less than 204 combined points today, the Bulls and Magic have extended our Free NBA Pick winning streak to four games! The Magic won it 104-84, falling 16 points shy of the over/under.

Our record for the 2007-08 season is now 38-19, or 67%, and we're on another winning streak. Our Free NBA Picks are in playoff form, and we'll keep the winners coming if you keep coming back.

One Play Today

In case you didn't notice, there were no plays yesterday, but we're back with a small Free NBA Pick today.

Orlando Magic/Chicago Bulls UNDER 204

Our Free NBA Picks are 37-19 this year, which is 66%.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Kings Make it Three in a Row!

The Kings beat the Blazers 103-86, covering the -2 spread with ease.

The Kings win tonight gives us our third consecutive Free NBA Pick victory, giving us a 37-19 record on the year, which is 66%.

As always, more picks to come, so if you haven't already, bookmark us and make us your betting advice destination. (And stocks, too... maybe... sometimes. Definitely sports betting, though.)

Friday, April 11, 2008

Kings the Free NBA Pick Tonight

We have one more Free NBA Pick tonight as we look for our third win in a row.

Sacramento Kings -2 over the Portland Trail Blazers

Good luck!

Nuggets Win!

Following a game like this, we can't help but be upset--that we didn't take the moneyline! The Nuggets handled the Warriors, 114-105, covering the +5 spread and giving us another Free NBA Pick win.

Our Free NBA Picks are now 36-19 for a solid 65% following back-to-back wins.

Stay tuned for more picks!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Nuggets the Play Tonight

Even with limited NBA action tonight, we do have a Free NBA Pick. The picks look like they are back on track, so this is a decent play.

Denver Nuggets +5 over the Golden State Warriors

These two teams are battling for that final playoff spot in the West, and it should be a great game. Allen Iverson and the Nuggets should have the edge, though, over Baron Davis and the Warriors.

Our Free NBA Picks are 35-19 on the year, or 65%.

Good luck!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Rockets and Sonics Go Under

The Rockets beat the Sonics, 103-80, combining for just 183 total points to hit the under in tonight's game.

The under gives us another Free NBA Pick victoy, improving our record to 35-19 on the year, which is 65%.

One NBA Play Today Too

One Free NBA Pick today as we look to rebound from yesterday...

Rockets/Sonics Under 194

Our picks are 34-19 for 64% on the season.

Good luck!

Pirates Are the Play Today

We haven't had as many Free MLB Picks as we would like, but we are being very picky with our system this year to ensure maximum results, especially after starting just 2-2 on the year. With that in mind, we have a money line play tonight.

Pittsburgh Pirates ML (+118) over the Chicago Cubs

We like this spot for Pittsburgh and hope to cash in on some positive odds.

Good luck!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Jazz and Hornets Over

We have one Free NBA Pick today with moderate value.

Utah Jazz/New Orleans Hornets OVER 210

Our Free NBA Picks are 34-18, which is 65%, including back-to-back wins.

Monday, April 7, 2008

2-0 Night to End the Tournament Action

The Kansas Jayhawks are your national champions, and you heard it here first. We correctly predicted that Kansas would cover the +2 spread and the game would go under 148 points. Well, Kansas won 75-68, and even with overtime, the two teams scored just 143 points.

The 2-0 national championship game gives us a record of 12-4 in the NCAA Tournament since the Sweet 16, when we started betting 2 units per. We didn't hit 75% all year, but were glad to go out with a bang.

As happy as we are with our night, it's sad that we will no longer be able to bet on college basketball for a few months.

Still, Congrats to Kansas on the win (especially Mario Chalmbers, who hit a clutch three over Derrick Rose with two seconds left to push the game into overtime).

Stay with us tomorrow, as we get back to our NBA Free Picks!

National Championship Picks

It's all come down to this. The field of 65 is now the field of just two. Who will cut down the nets? Kansas or Memphis? Our system (and our gut) tells us it will be Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks. Here are our picks:

Kansas +2 over Memphis

Kansas/Memphis UNDER 148

We are10-4 in the tournament since the Sweet 16, which is over 71%, and we're looking to add a couple of victories to that record in the tournament's final game.

Good luck!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

No Plays Today

In case you didn't notice, there were no plays that fit our system today. Our policy is to never force a play just for the sake of getting in on some action. If it doesn't fit our proven systems, we simply wait it out.

That said, there should be a play tomorrow.

Memphis Wins

Memphis beat UCLA in the Final Four matchup Saturday, but since North Carolina was unable to come from behind against Kansas, we went just 1-1 in the Tournament action.

We are looking at some possible plays tomorrow, but we can asure you that there will be a play for the NCAA Tournament Final on Monday.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Final Four Picks

Here are our plays for the Final Four action tonight:

North Carolina -3 over Kansas

Memphis -2 over UCLA

Good luck!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Jazz Win Big

Our Free NBA Picks are definitely back on track now, as the Jazz beat the Spurs 90-64 and easily covered a measily two point spread.

The win gives us back-to-back covers, improving our Free NBA Picks record to 34-18, which is 65% on the year.

Jazz the Free NBA Pick Tonight

We had a nice win yesterday and we're looking to keep this momentum going tonight.

Utah Jazz -2 over San Antonio Spurs

Home-court advantage, among other things, should be enought to help Deron Williams and the Jazz edge Tony Parker and the Spurs.
Good luck!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Blazers and Rockets Go Under

The Blazers and Rockets combined for just 181 points tonight, two shy of the over/under set at 183. This means the Free NBA Picks are back on track, as we took the under.

Our Free NBA Picks are now 33-18, or 65%, and we're looking forward to the slate of games tomorrow night.

Rockets and Blazers Tonight

We have one Free NBA Pick today.

Houston Rockets/Portland Trail-Blazers UNDER 183

Our plays are 32-18, hitting 64%.

Good luck!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Indians Win!

The Indians beat up on the White Sox 7-2 tonight, showing an offensive effort that would make Harry Doyle (aka Bob Uecker) proud. The win gives us another Free MLB Pick win, and for +135 juice that's even better than Lemmy's homemade lemonade.

We'll have some more picks tomorrow, so we'll see you then!

Another MLB Pick

It's early in the season so it might take a while to get the MLB system to the 67% range that we're used to, but we have a decent play tonight.

Cleveland Indians RL -1 1/2 (+135) over the Chicago White Sox

The Indians shouldn't have to call on Charlie Sheen's character in Major League, Rick "Wild Thing" Vaughn, to pull this one out tonight.

Good luck!

Wizards are the Play

Our Free NBA Picks have hit a bit of a rough patch, but are still hitting 65% on the year at 32-17. We have on small play tonight.

Washington Wizards -9.5 over the Milwaukee Bucks

The Wizards may be without a few players, namely Caron Butler, but they will have Antawn Jamison to exploit Desmond Mason and the rest of the Bucks lackluster defense.

Besides, the Bucks are so bad on the road that it doesn't really matter who the Wizards throw out on the court.

Good luck and let's get back on track!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

MLB Play of the Day

Again we have one system play in MLB, hoping to recover some of the juice we layed yesterday.

Minnesota Twins ML (+120) over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. What a mouthful.

Good luck!

(And yes, we do mean ML today)

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