Saturday, November 29, 2008

Two NFL Locks of the Year!

Our number one goal here at Stock Lemon is to make you money. That's it. That's the main idea. We hope that our free picks can provide you with a little extra spending cash during some hard times.

Our second goal, though, is to increase traffic to this blog. The more readers we have, the better business is for us. That said, we thought we would deliver our Free NFL Picks to you this week like many other online sports betting websites--with false promises! Sadly, doing so will likely increase our traffic by about ten times. So, enjoy our two "locks" that are "100% guaranteed!"


Bills -6 1/2 over the 49ers


Broncos +8 over the Jets

Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good News and Bad News

Well folks, we have good news and bad news.

The good news is that our Free NCAA Football Picks are hitting 55%, but more importantly are 18-10-1 in the last 7 weeks, which is 64%.

The bad news is that we only have one pick this week.

Texas Tech -21 over Baylor

Hopefully we'll have more good news to report after this game.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Despite the Turkey Day NFL action, we have no plays today. Instead, go stuff your faces and be thankful that we will have more free picks this weekend.

Happy Thanksgiving from Lemmy and the crew here at Stock Lemon!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Forecast Says Suns With No Chance For Thunder

We have one wather-related Free NBA Pick today, and the forecast calls for the Suns to shine in Oklahoma tonight.

With a zero percent chance of Thunder.

If you haven't guessed by now, here's the pick.

Suns -10 over Thunder

There isn't much more to say about this one, although as a side note, this is our first ever pick involving the Oklahoma City Thunder!

Good luck.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Some Engine Sludge in New Orleans had a strange item up on their rumor mill Saturday, and we'll let them tell you all about it: 
Saints owner Tom Benson owns various car dealerships.  We’re told that, each year, he brings a mini-fleet of new cars to the team facility in the hopes of getting some of his employees to make a purchase.

As we hear it, the players don’t really appreciate the sales pitch, due in part to the perception that they aren’t offered much of a deal.

This year, some of them made it known.

On Saturday, when players arrived at the facility to continue preparations for Monday night’s home game against the Packers, more than one of the cars was coated in a certain byproduct of the human digestive system.

This might be a bit of foreshadowing on the Saints part, because we have a feeling that they're going to play the Monday Night game just like the substance that's covering Benson's car. 

At least, if our Free NFL Pick system (which is juuuuust under 60% this year) is any indication, that's how they'll play. That said, the Packers are the pick.

Packers +3 over the Saints 

As a side bet, is there any chance that Jeremy Shockey isn't responsible for this?

Lemmy Squeezes More Juice For Free NFL Picks

Things have been pretty average around here lately. It seems like every post we're writing about going .500 for the day, be it 1-1-, 2-2-1, 1-1, 1-1, 1-1, or 1-1.

Well, guess what? Our Free NFL Picks went 1-1 today.

The Patriots covered the -1 spread with a 48-28 pounding over the Dolphins, but the Chargers choked in the final minute--again--and lost to the Colts 23-20, losing against the -2 1/2 spread in the process.

So, once again, we had a .500 day, and Lemmy lost some more juice, or lemonade as we say here at Stock Lemon.

The bad news is that the 1-1 day drags our Free NFL Picks record under the 60% mark that looks so good on resumes. We are now 22-15-2 on the year, which is 59.4%.

The good news is that we will have a play coming for the Packers/Saints Monday Nighter tomorrow, so stay tuned.

Just Two Free NFL Picks This Week

Our Free NFL Picks only like two games this week, both in the AFC.

Chargers -2 1/2 over the Colts

Patriots -1 over Dolphins

Our system is hitting 60% thus far with a record of 21-14-2, but we're optimistic that these two picks will put us above the 60% benchmark.

Good luck!

Oklahoma Gives Us a Winning Day

Heading into tonight's Oklahoma/Texas Tech match-up, our Free NCAA Football Picks were a pedestrian 2-2-1 on the day. Fortunately, we decided--after much deliberation--that Oklahoma did qualify as a Free NCAA Football Pick as touchdown favorites, and Sam Bradford and Co. made us proud.

Bradford threw four touchdowns in Oklahoma's 65-21 stomping of Texas Tech, giving us a 3-2-1 day. The winning day puts our picks at 55%, but 64% in the last 7 weeks. Here's the weekly breakdown:

Week 1: 1-2
Week 2: 2-2
Week 3: 3-2
Week 4: 3-1
Week 5: 0-5
Week 6: 1-1
Week 7: 2-1
Week 8: 2-0
Week 9: 3-1
Week 10: 5-4
Week 11: 2-0
Week 12: 1-2
Week 13: 3-2-1
Total: 28-23-1... 55%
Last 7 Weeks: 18-10-1... 64%

We look forward to some conference championships next weekend and then it's on to bowl season.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Afternoon Plays Go 2-2-1

Hopefully, you ignored us when we told you to stay tuned for more picks after our first three were posted.

Those first three Free NCAA Football Picks went 2-0-1 earlier today with the following results:

The pick: Rutgers -18 over Army
The result: Rutgers 30, Army 3 (Win)

As expected, Army finally received their blow out.

The pick: Clemson -3 over Virginia
The result: Clemson 13, Virginia 3 (Win)

Sloppy game, but Clemson got the job done.

The pick: Boise State -7 over Nevada
The result: Boise State 41, Nevada 34 (Push)

Can't believe Boise State let this one get so close. We thought those first three picks would be 3-0, but a poor second half by the Broncos changed that.

Then, of course, we had to go and spoil it with two stinkers in consecutive posts. So we're sitting at 2-2-1 with on play pending.

That Last Pick We Promised For Today

We told you there was likely more to come with our Free NCAA Football Picks, so in addition to this and this, we're adding this one:

Michigan St. +15 1/2 over Penn St.

We weren't sure if we would include this one, even though it came up with pretty decent value in the system. Bettor's intuition or something like that. We looked over our numbers though and think this game will be closer than two touchdowns, so we'll gladly take the Spartans and the points.

This looks like our last pick for today, so you don't have to constantly check back to make sure we didn't put in a new update--but again, if you want to anyway, go right ahead.

FYI: Our system also showed some moderate value on Oklahoma -7 over Texas Tech, but we looked at those numbers and it doesn't really add up to be considered a Free NCAA Football Pick. We thought we would have more than just this one extra pick for you, but unfortunately Michigan St. is our only addition, leaving us with a five-game card today.

UPDATE: We looked at this game all afternoon, and will be playing Oklahoma -7. Hopefully you can get this before tip-off in about 20 minutes.

Good luck!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Just Vandy

We have confirmed what is now our fourth pick for today's action, to go along with these three.

We made sure to post this seperately for anyone who might quickly check to see if we posted anything new, and not see our updated pick at the bottom of the previous post. Instead, we did it this way so that people will only see this post and miss the previous three plays. Either way, someone will complain. We just can't win... except for with this pick.

Vanderbilt -3 over Tennessee

We thought this line should be higher, and it is climbing at least a half point at some books, but we would take it all the way up to a touchdown if we had to. Vandy has a better football team this year, and at home we don't see this year's match-up with Tennessee being too difficult for them.

Again, more picks might be coming, so make sure to check back later. And we're not just saying that to get more repeat visits to our site, although we won't mind it if you check back every 20 minutes or so just to be safe. You never know what you might miss.

Until then, good luck with the picks we have posted.

Another Batch of Free NCAA Football Picks

Last week, our Free NCAA Football Picks suffered a losing week for the first time in seven weeks. Regardless, they are hitting 65% in the last six weeks (15-8) and hopefully will remain hot closing out the season and eventually heading into bowl season. We have four picks as of right now but there could be more coming, so stay tuned.

Rutgers -18 over Army

We're banking on Scarlet prevailing in the battle of the colored Knights, although Rutgers hasn't been great this year. Then again, neither has Army. The one thing about Army, though, is that they make sure to keep their losses just close enough, so they haven't been doing too badly against the spread. Our system indicates that this is the blowout they've been waiting for.

Clemson -3 over Virginia

Clemson is simply the matter team. Definitely. Maybe. Hopefully.

Boise St. -7 over Nevada

The BCS busting Broncos will continue to screw everything up. Except this bet.

That's it for now, but there's one more game that we just have to confirm, and potentially more before kickoffs.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bite Size: Making More Moola

Every so often, Cash Shark will swim on over to Lemmy's land and provide us with some bite sized information about making money online. This happens to be one of those times. Enjoy.

Back in the day, when we had our own website to post such matters on, we told you about, a great site for anyone looking to make just a few extra bucks.

The site starts out by giving you a penny, and you risk that penny in strategic games against others. Sure, it seems like small fish, but if you're looking for a relatively easy way to collect some pocket change, it could be worth a shot. From the website:

Welcome to the world's first Massively Multiplayer Rewards Game (MMRG), an ambitious entertainment project which took more than five years to develop and launch for the world to enjoy. Loosely described, Moola is something like a free super-jackpot game show, which allows anyone to become a millionaire on the internet, rather than watching others do so on TV. Similar to a TV game show, Moola is free and relies on sponsors to enable millions of people to vie for serious amounts of cash and prizes. The method used to facilitate competition is simple yet powerful: Sponsors give small amounts of money to millions of people, and then Moola allows those people to compete against one another so that individuals may win more or less, depending on how well they compete.

That's all fine and dandy, but the reason we bring up Moola is because of a new feature that some folks here at Stock Lemon might enjoy: sports wagering!

Moola has teamed up with Wryer sports prediction, allowing Moola users to use their winnings to legally bet on games. Currently, the limit is four bucks a bet (did we mention this is small fish?), but for those of you who don't bet large units anyway--and we know you're out there--it's worth a shot.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Another 1-1 Night in the NBA

On back-to-back nights, our Free NBA Picks hit a pick right on the head. The problem, though, is that on back-to-back nights, those picks have been way off on a pick, too.

The pick that hit tonight was the Nuggets taking care of +1 spread in San Antonio with a 91-81 victory over the Spurs.

So, we're 2-2 on the week. Even though we're a site with lemons all over the header, we still hate losing juice.

Mark Cuban's Insider Trading Coincidence

As you probably heard in the last few days, the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission, not the Southeastern Conference) recently charged Mavericks owner Mark Cuban with some insider trading that allegedly netted him about $750k by selling stock in MAMA, or

Apparently, Cuban had some information that was supposed to be confidential and he used the info to sell the stock before the info that he knew became public. Which is just about the exact definition of insider trading. Only, as we've learned, it looks like a phone transcript between Cuban and pretty obviously clears Cuban's name, but that's neither here nor there.

We just wanted to point out a little piece of information that might be helpful to the SEC, since they need something to base their charges on. How about this: Cuban posted on his blog,, November 17 about the charges against him, after not posting anything for three days. The last post?

So what if the post is about his Mavericks and their sluggish start to the NBA season, isn't it a little ironic that his last post is about how he hates to lose, when he's being charged for selling stocks so that he didn't lose a big chunk of change? Or, maybe, the last post is forshadowing how the case will be resolved--with Cuban doing everything he can not to lose.

Either way, the SEC might as well take this possible Freudian slip into evidence. It's better than anything else they've got.

Two More Free NBA Picks

Our Free NBA Picks system is finally starting to give us some valuable picks. After just four Free NBA Picks in the first two weeks of the season, we'll now have four picks in the last two days with two more plays today.

76ers -4 over the Timberwolves

Nuggets +1 over the Spurs

Today's picks are led by a couple of new faces in new places. Elton Brand signed with the Sixers in the off-season, while Chauncey Billups was shipped from the Pistons to the Nuggets in exchange for Allen Ivereson.

Good luck!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Brett Favre Swears Just Like a Kid Out There

Aw, look at Brett Favre out there, he's like a little kid in that tunnel, swearing for the love of the game. He drops F bombs like we would drop F bombs if we could beat the Patriots on Thursday night. Just like a little kid out there, having fun, yelling profanities the way profanities were meant to be yelled.

Though you have to wait until about the 2:37 mark before you get a glimpse of Favre, it's worth it to watch him put together a two consecutive curse streak. Nobody does it like Brett Favre.

UPDATE: This video has been removed from Youtube. You'll have to take our word for it.

Cavs Come Through... Again

Once again, we took the Cavs at -6. Once again, they covered and won easily. Maybe we should stick to Cleveland.

The Cavs beat the Nets 106-82, giving us what looks to be, unfortunately, a 1-1 night. Hopefully our posting this at halftime of the Lakers/Bulls game will put some kind of jinx on the teams and they'll stop scoring and hit the under, which isn't even close at the moment.

We're going to enjoy this time, since for about an hour and a half longer, we're looking at a perfect 1-0 night.

Cavs Are a Free NBA Pick... Again

Though we've had just four Free NBA Picks so far, we've twice bet on the Cleveland Cavaliers (once in an over and once against the spread). We won the last time we bet on Cleveland at -6, so why not do it once more?

Cavaliers -6 over the Nets

Additionally, we have a total for tonight.

Bulls/Lakers UNDER 202

The reason for the under is that the last five times the Bulls over/under was listed as 190 or above, they've gone under. All three times they've gone under when it's been set at 200 or above. If that's not enough, the last nine times the Bulls and Lakers have met, they've gone under. Our system generally churns out more sides than totals, and if we were to choose one of these picks it would be the Cavs, but we're still putting the same amount of units on each--as we do with all our plays.

Good luck!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

If the NFL Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It

While we didn't have a wager on the game between the Chargers and Steelers, in a way, everyone lost.

Especially the NFL. Well, them, and the people who bet on the Steelers.

With the Steelers ahead of the Chargers 11-10, San Diego had time for one last desperation play. It went just about how you'd expect a dump-off-and-lateral-from-inside-the-20 play to go, with Philip Rivers throwing a short pass to Ladainian Tomlinson, Tomlinson flipping it back to Chris Chambers, and Chambers lateralling it to nobody in particular.

Chambers' heave was knocked down and scooped up by Troy Polamalu, who ran it in for a touchdown, giving the Steelers a 17-10 lead. Unfortunately, due to an illegal forward lateral by Tomlinson, the touchdown was wiped off of the scoreboard. Still, the Steelers won, so no harm done, right?


The Steelers may have won, but anyone who took the Steelers at anywhere from -3 1/2 to -5 didn't share the victory. Okay, so Steelers bettors caught a bad break, happens all the time, right?

Sure, but does it usually happen when 66% of the action is on the Steelers as opposed to 34% for the Chargers, with bookies looking at a huge profit if the Chargers win? Does it also usually happen when the Steelers are penalized 13 times for 115 yards as opposed to two times for five yards for San Diego? And does it usually happen on a call so clearly wrong? Take a look at a couple of screenshots of Tomlinson's pitch back to Chambers. Notice the arm going behind Tomlinson, followed by the ball.

As you can see, Tomlinson tosses the ball backwards to Chambers, and pretty obviously at that. Could this have anything to do with the fact that, as RJ Bell of points out, Vegas was on the receiving end of a $64 million swing as a result of this lateral? From the looks of it, the referees did everything in their power to make sure the Steelers didn't cover. The zebras even admitted to making the wrong call at the end of the game.

So, was this just a huge mix up, or are we just scratching the surface of an NFL betting scandal bigger than the Chicago Black Sox of the MLB (White Sox players rigging the World Series in 1919 for the youngsters out there) or Tim Donaghy in the NBA?

We might not even want to know the answer to that.

Free NFL Picks Get Back to 60%

After a 3-1 day, our Free NFL Picks are back up to 60%, in case you can't read the title of this post. Clearly, the picks have been solid but struggly with consistency, as our week-by-week results show. Here's how we got back up to 21-14-2 on the year:

Dolphins 17, Raiders 15 (+10 1/2)

Titans 24, Jaguars 14 (+3)

Buccaneers 19 (-4), Vikings 13

Bengals 13 (+9), Eagles 13

The Dolphins have been playing well, but for them to be double-digit favorites proved to be a stretch, even against the Raiders. The Titans made us look like idiots, but the Bucs had a field goal day against the Vikings. Meanwhile, we're happy to be a part of the first tie since 2002, especially since we were guaranteed a cover once the game headed to overtime. And here's the aforementioned weekly breakdown:

Week 1: 3-2
Week 2: 2-1
Week 3: 2-1
Week 4: 2-1
Week 5: 0-0-1
Week 6: 3-0
Week 7: 0-3
Week 8: 1-2-1
Week 9: 4-0
Week 10: 1-3
Week 11: 3-1
Total: 21-14-2... 60%

It doesn't look like we have a play for tomorrow, but be sure to check back tomorrow for confirmation. And then come back all week, just to make sure we didn't have a pick. And then be sure to check back all year. Just, keep coming back, you know, to be safe. We'll try to get this thing more consistent for you.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Week 11 Free NFL Picks

We have four Free NFL Picks for Sunday, three of them dogs. Here's the card:

Raiders +10 1/2 over the Dolphins

Jaguars +3 over the Titans

Buccaneers -4 over the Vikings

Bengals +9 over the Eagles

Our Picks have been pretty solid so far this year and although we usually don't end up with a whole lot of underdogs, we have a decent amount of faith in this week's picks.

Good luck!

At Least Ohio State Covered

Thanks to a 30-20 Ohio State victory over Illinois, we avoided a really bad day and settled for just a bad day.

Our Free NCAA Football Picks went 1-2, with one pick covering by a point and another losing by that amount.

On the bright side, our picks are still 65% in the last six weeks, but obviously this isn't what we were looking for today. Here's our week-by-week breakdown:

Week 1: 1-2
Week 2: 2-2
Week 3: 3-2
Week 4: 3-1
Week 5: 0-5
Week 6: 1-1
Week 7: 2-1
Week 8: 2-0
Week 9: 3-1
Week 10: 5-4
Week 11: 2-0
Week 12: 1-2
Total: 25-21... 54%
Last 6 Weeks: 15-8... 65%

As you can see, this is our first losing week since that dreadful Week 5, and while it's not quite as bad, a losing week is a losing week, no matter how you slice it.

USC and Two Big Ten Favorites Today

Our Free NCAA Football Picks have been hot lately, hitting 70% with a 14-6 record over the last five weeks. They are hitting 56% on the year, but we hope to improve upon that today with USC and a couple of Big Ten favorites.

USC -23 over Stanford

Wisconsin -13 over Minnesota

Ohio State -9 over Illinois

Lots of chalk on today's card, but we we'll play whatever shows value in our system at this point.

Good luck!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Cavs Come Through

Our Free NBA Picks have struggled out of the gates, but we got our first victory of the season tonight with the Cavs beating the Nuggets 110-99 to cover the -6 spread.

Just to remind everyone, and to brag a little bit, these picks went 40-20 last year, which is 67%, and are all documented on this very Stock Lemon site for the non-believers. We have no reason to believe the numbers will be any different this year.

Stay with us throughout the NBA season to see for yourself.

LeBron Over Carmelo Tonight

We have one Free NBA Pick for tonight.

LeBron James and the Cavs -6 over Carmelo Anthony and the Nuggets

Good luck!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Knicks Over the Spurs... Seriously

It's not often that you see us betting on the Knicks or against the Spurs, but tonight we're doing both in the same game.

New York Knicks +4 1/2 over the San Antonio Spurs

Without Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker, the Spurs will struggle as they have all season--even at home. They really shouldn't even be favored for tonight's contest.

The Spurs knocked Mike D'Antoni's Suns out of the playoffs last year, so there's a little bit of personal grudge factor going on. With D'Antoni getting the Knicks to play a fast-paced game, the Knicks look good early, thriving in the new coach's system.

Speaking of systems, our Free NBA Picks aren't off to the best start after a great year last year, but that should change tonight.

Good luck!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday Night Football Pick Tonight

As promised, we have a Free NFL Pick for the Monday Night Football Game tonight.

Cardinals -9 1/2 over the 49ers

Larry Fitzgerald and the Cards are in control in the NFC West, and that should continue against the struggling 49ers tonight. Good luck!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Fashion Tip For Minnesota Sports Teams

Sports teams in Minnesota really need to learn how to dress.

In the MLB, Twins catcher Joe Mauer wears his hat backwards while catching, which despite being more practical for his position due to the catchers mask, still looks silly.

In the NBA, former Timberwolve (Timberwolf?) Marko Jaric wore his jersey backwards.

In the NFL, Viking Charles Gordon tops them all. On Sunday against the Packers, Gordon wore his entire leg backwards.


No matter how bad of a day you had in the NFL, this should serve as a reminder that it can't be that bad. Of course, we wish Gordon a speedy recovery.

Panthers to the Rescue

The Panthers took care of the Raiders and the -9 1/2 point spread in a defensive struggle today, salvaging our day of Free NFL Picks.

Julius Peppers got to Andrew Walter three times in this one, helping us cover in the afternoon game. Unfortunately, due to a couple of losses, the system drops down to 18-12-1, which is 60%.

It still looks like we will have a pick for the Monday Nighter tomorrow, so stay tuned.

Free NFL Picks Ready For an Encore

Fresh off of a 4-0 week, our Free NFL Picks are ready for more. The picks are 17-10-2 heading into Week 10, and we hope to improve on that 63% mark with another successful week. Here are the picks:

Texans +1 over the Ravens

The Texans have underachieved this year, while the Ravens have overachieved. At home, we think that's about to change for both squads. Much is made about the Ravens D, but Mario Williams and some others on an underrated Texans defense will make life difficult for rookie quarterback Joe Flacco. The system sees this as the strongest play this weekend.

Panthers -9 1/2 over the Raiders

The computer likes this one, and while it looks like a sucker bet, it's impossible to be talked out of making.

Jacksonville Jaguars/Detroit Lions UNDER 43

Daunte Culpepper and the Lions will be out of sync, even more than usual. The Jags should get back on track in Detroit, though this could be a surprisingly close and--let's hope--low scoring affair.

Hopefully these three Free NFL Picks can have the same success as the picks had last week. If not, it looks like we might once again have a pick for the Monday Night Football game, so stay tuned and good luck.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Free NCAA Football Picks Stay Hot!

After a mediocre start, we think it's safe to say that our Free NCAA Football Picks are finally meeting expectations.

After another 2-0 week, we've now had five consecutive winning weeks, hitting 70% with a 14-6 record during that span. The picks have had just two losing weeks, although Week 5 should count as about three losing weeks all in one.

We got to 2-0 today thanks to some Pac 10 favorites doing exactly what they were expected to do--and then some. Oregon State crushed UCLA 34-6, laughing at the -7 spread in the process, while Arizona State beat those poor Washington Huskies by a final count of 39-19, covering the -14 spread.

Below is a week-by-week look at how these hot picks have been doing. You can even see where they start to catch fire!

Week 1: 1-2
Week 2: 2-2
Week 3: 3-2
Week 4: 3-1
Week 5: 0-5
Week 6: 1-1
Week 7: 2-1
Week 8: 2-0
Week 9: 3-1
Week 10: 5-4
Week 11: 2-0
Total: 24-19... 56%
Last 5 Weeks: 14-6...70%

As you see we've recovered nicely since that dreadful Week 5, when our system decided to play a cruel joke on us. Without that week, we would be sitting pretty at 63% with a 24-14 record. But since we can't just pretend that week never happened (believe us, we've tried), our only hope is to continue to pick winners as we've done in the last five weeks.

As always, keep checking back for more free winning sports picks, especially as these Free NCAA Football Picks continue an impressive late season run.

Just Two Free NCAA Football Picks Today

It's funny how our Free NCAA Football Pick system works.

Last week, we had a total of nine plays. This week, we have just two.

Oregon State -7 over UCLA

Arizona State -14 over Washington

Take these Pac 10 favorites with confidnce. The system is still below expectations at 22-19 (54%) this season, but is 12-6 (67%) in the last four weeks.

Good luck!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Free NBA Picks Should Be Back Soon

Last year, our world famous Free NBA Picks went 40-20 for a solid 67%, even though they struggled a bit to end the year. So far this year, we've had just two picks, and neither turned out the way we had hoped.

Fear not, however, loyal Lemon squeezers, becauses this trend is very familiar. If you remember last year, our Free NBA Picks got off to a rather pedestrian start before picking it up and going on some amazing runs.

In fact, this site wasn't even created until late December, largely because the system was so sporadic early in the season and there weren't enough plays. A big reason for this is that our system, which is set up in spreadsheet format, relies heavily on the stats from the current season, rather than guessing based on numbers from last year.

Once the sample size on this year's statistics increases, you should see an increase in Free NBA Picks and, we hope, an increase in money in your bank account.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Barack Obama Wins Presidency

Barack Obama has defeated John McCain in a landside in the 2008 Presidential Election, as we predicted weeks ago.

Obama preached change throughout his campaign, and we hope that you won a little change by voting on the clear favorite down the stretch.

You're going to hear a lot about the significance of Obama's win in terms of him being the first African-American President of the United States, but even more significant is the fact that the Washington Redskins are now 18-1 in predicting the next president.

With the Redksins losing their last home game prior to the election to the Steelers yesterday, the system called for the incumbent party to lose in the election. Indeed, Republican John McCain lost worse than the Skins the night before, putting the system back on track.

All Obama had to do was ride the Bus, or at least Jerome Bettis' former team, to lead him to the White House.

It's important to note once again that this system was a perfect 17-0 prior to the 2004 election, when George W. Bush had to ruin everything by defeating John Kerry in the election despite a Redskins loss to the Packers before voting day. Judging by the way Kerry attempts to catch a football, though, we think it's only fair that he was the one to buck the trend. So, after going winless since 2000, the Redskins last home game system is back on a winning streak.

We hope you went out and voted today, and we hope that your next vote will be one for Stock Lemon. And hopefully you cast that vote more than once every four years. Come back soon!

Don't Forget to Vote Today!

As a friendly public service announcement to our readers, we would like to remind everyone to go out and vote today on who you think should be the next president of the United States... or for whoever you are betting on.

We recommended Barack Obama a few weeks ago, and he is still the clear favorite, so if you can get him at any decent odds go ahead and take that bet.

As you can tell from the picture, the loser of the presidential election might have a career in the NFL ahead. Even if John McCain can't catch passes above his head.

No matter if you're Democratic or Republican, go out and vote... for Obama so that we can win some money.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Steelers Win, is Obama Next?

Earlier, we told you about the Redskins last home game before the election system which is 17-1 in predicting the next president of the United States since 1936. With that 94% system and a 62% Free NFL Pick system of our own, the odds favored our pick of the Steelers at +2 tonight, since the Democrats are heavy favorites to win the office tomorrow.

Although some (ahem, ESPN) adjust this stat and say that it is 17-0 since 1940 based on who wins popular vote rather than who the incumbent party is, either way it's an impressive stat and one that we were going to ride. Since Barack Obama looks to be the favorite over John McCain in the presidential election, we went with Pittsburgh, and rightfully so.

The Steelers took care of the Redskins on Monday Night Football, 23-6, which, if Barack Obama wins tomorrow, would improve the election system to 18-1. When the Redksins lose, so does the incumbent party, so look out John McCain.

More importantly, the Steelers win gives our Free NFL Picks a 4-0 week, improving them to a total of 17-10-2 on the year, up to 63%.

Here's a look at how our Free NFL Picks have done on a week-by-week basis:

Week 1: 3-2
Week 2: 2-1
Week 3: 2-1
Week 4: 2-1
Week 5: 0-0-1
Week 6: 3-0
Week 7: 0-3
Week 8: 1-2-1
Week 9: 4-0
Total: 17-10-2... 63%

As you can see, the picks have been a little streaky lately, but hopefully we're back on track after this 4-0 week.

Stay with us as we continue to provide winning Free NFL Picks throughout the year, as well as a winning politcal pick tomorrow.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Obama Vs. McCain on Monday Night Football

Barack Obama and John McCain might not face off until Tuesday, but could the election really be determined on Monday night? If history is any indication, there is indeed a 94% chance that the Monday Night Football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins will decide the election.

Since 1936, the Redskins are 17-1 in determining the result of the upcoming election. Here's how it works: If the Redskins win their last home game before the presidential election, the incumbent party remains in office, which would be McCain and the Republicans in 2008. If the Redskins lose their last home game before the election, the other party takes office, which would be Obama and the Democrats in the event that the Steelers win this year.

The only problem is that this system, while incredibly accurate, is on a losing streak. The Redskins were 17-0 in predicting the next president of the United States of America until the most recent Election Day in 2004, when the Skins fell to the Green Bay Packers at home on Halloween, 28-14. Since Washington lost at home, George W. Bush of the incumbent Republican party was supposed to lose the election to Democrat John Kerry--but we all know how that turned out. So either the losing streak will continue on Tuesday, or the system will start another run of 17-straight accurate predictions.

Either way, we won't know the results of this proven system until we know the results of the Steelers and Redskins game. So, since we already picked Obama to win the presidency, and since our Free NFL Picks system also likes the Steelers, we're going with the Democrats over the incumbent Republicans.

Barack Obama +2 over John McCain

Oops, that should read:

Steelers +2 over the Redskins

Those Free NFL Picks went 3-0 on Sunday, and are 16-10-2 for 62% this year. That, coupled with the 17-1 system (94%) Redskins system, should put the odds on our side.

Good luck, and enjoy the election... and the game!

Perfect 3-0 Day For Free NFL Picks

It's safe to say that our Free NFL Picks are back on track. After struggling the last two weeks, our picks went 3-0 today.

Kurt Warner and the Cardinals made sure we didn't have to fret a -3 spread against his hold team, beating the Rams 34-13.

The Vikings took care of business against the Texans with a 28-21 win to cover the -4 1/2 spread, while the Lions managed not to get blown out, covering a +13 spread in a 27-23 loss to the Bears.

After the perfect day, our picks are back up to 62% with a record of 16-10-2. It is looking very likely that we will have a play for tomorrow night's game, so stay tuned.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Three Strong Free NFL Picks

Our Free NFL Picks have stalled lately after a fast start, hitting just 57% now on the year at 13-10-2. We hope to rebound this week with three solid picks.

Vikings -4 1/2 over the Texans

Lions +13 over the Bears

Cardinals -3 over the Rams

We like Adrian Peterson and the Vikings a lot this week against the Texans, and yes, you read that right, we are betting on the Lions. The system sees a lot of value there as well as with the Cardinals against the Rams.

It also looks like we will have a play for Monday as well, which we will reveal tomorrow. Good luck and let's get back on track.

Free NCAA Football Picks Go 5-4

We were hoping for a little better results today as we played nine Free NCAA Picks, but we'll have to settle for a 5-4 day. While we were hoping to win a few more of these picks, it's still a winning day, and we can take comfort in the fact that our top three picks went 3-0 today.

Turns out, we would have been better off just going with just those three, but the other six plays had too much value for us to ignore.

TCU, Florida, Air Force, and Kentucky all covered, while Tulsa and Arkansas went under, giving us our five wins today. The 5-4 mark brings our year-to-date record to 22-19, still far below our expectations.

Here's a week-by-week look at how our Free NCAA Football Picks have done:

Week 1: 1-2
Week 2: 2-2
Week 3: 3-2
Week 4: 3-1
Week 5: 0-5
Week 6: 1-1

Week 7: 2-1
Week 8: 2-0
Week 9: 3-1

Week 10: 5-4
Total: 22-19... 54%

Though the results are a little less than what we had hoped thus far, we have still had just two losing weeks, and haven't had one since that disastrous Week 5. If only we could take that week out of the equation, we would be sitting pretty with a 22-14 record for 61%. Of course, we can't, so all we can do is continue to have winning weeks as we gradually improve upon our YTD record.

We hope you'll stay with us as we do just that.

Last Three Free NCAA Football Picks

Our last nine Free NCAA Football Picks have gone 7-2 over the span of three weeks. This week, we hope for similar success as we play nine games--all on one Saturday.

Our system has been hot, and we've already posted the top six picks for this weekend, but there are three more with very good value left on our card. They are:

Minnesota -7 over Northwestern

Kentucky +3 over Mississippi State

Oregon State -16 over Arizona State

There you have it. All nine picks for today are included in these last three posts, so get on them and enjoy a very eventful--and hopefully, very profitable--day of college football.

If you're too lazy to scroll down to check out the other picks, follow the links here and here for the rest of them.

Good luck!

Three More Free NCAA Football Picks

As we mentioned last post, our Free NCAA Football Picks, which are 78% in the last three weeks with a 7-2 record, show a ton of valuable plays for this week, so we're playing all nine of the picks that our system shows.

So here's our second batch of picks, which, though not as strong as the first three, aren't off by much. Play them with confidence.

Texas -4 over Texas Tech

Missouri -20 over Baylor

Air Force -8 over Army

As you can see, there are some big favorites in this group of picks, as well as some good games. We'll post our final three Free NCAA Football Picks for this weekend momentarily.

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