Friday, December 31, 2010

Undefeated Free NCAA Football Bowl Picks Look to Strike Again

We usually like to get our picks out earlier, but nonetheless, we have a pick in the Chick-fil-A bowl tonight.

South Carolina -3 over Florida State

We don't think Christian Ponder will play well coming off of an injury (it's still possible he doesn't play at all).

So far in the bowl season, our Free NCAA Football Picks are 4-0.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Free NCAA Football Bowl Picks Start to Roll

While we haven't had as many Free NCAA Football Bowl Picks as we would have liked (isn't that the case with all of our picks?), what we've had have been good. Real good.

Our Free NCAA Football Picks improved to 3-0 with Oklahoma State taking care of a -4 1/2 point spread as OK State, Illinois and Maryland all blew away their opponents in another crappy day of bowl games. And we have no college football playoffs because...?

Aside from our 3-0 record in bowls, we also picked all three of those winners straight up over at The Bucky Channel, improving our bowl picks record to 7-6 over there, tied with the Bucky. And yes, we are better at picking games with a point spread.

And would you look at that... we have a Free NCAA Football Bowl Pick for today!

North Carolina -1 over Tennessee

Check out the latest installment of Lemmy and Bucky Pick the Bowls to see our (brief) explanation for this pick.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Finally Another Free NCAA Football Bowl Pick

We certainly expected to have more college football action flowing at this time, and yet have played just two bowl games as Free NCAA Football Picks.

As you might have guessed by, say, the title of this post, we finally have another.

Oklahoma State -4 1/2 over Arizona

Good luck!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Just Two Free NFL Picks Sunday

Our Free NFL Picks have been on a disturbing two-week losing streak and we are ready to snap out of our egg nog haze and deliver some post-Christmas winners. Unfortunately, as it stands, we have just two plays this Sunday, both involving the playoff race in the NFC.

Jets +1 over the Bears

Packers -3 over the Giants

Again, if it means posting more pictures of Jets girl and Favre-lover Jenn Sterger, we are all for it.

Good luck!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Jesus, Stock Lemon Celebrate Christmas Birthday

We try to compare ourselves to Jesus Christ as little as possible, but today, the similarities are unavoidable.

Regardless of whether or not you believe in Jesus or Santa our Free Picks, today we celebrate our third birthday here at Stock Lemon. Our Christmas day beginnings started innocently enough, with an early morning post on Christmas 2007. Our intentions were vague, and we had no idea what we would become or even what we were at the time. But here we are, three years in, and ready for another three years of birthday posts on Christmas morning.

So thank you for being here and following us through the wins and losses. And here's to more of the former in the future.

Happy Holidays.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Our Bowl Picks Continue Over at The Bucky Channel

Christmas time is here, and it comes with the greatest gift of all... the continuation of our bowl picks over at The Bucky Channel.

If you've been following, which we are sure you have been, you were able to hit on our Bucky Channel exclusive Free NCAA Football Pick, when Boise State improved our Free NCAA Football bowl picks to 2-0.

Our picks straight up haven't had as much success... which is why we pick spreads. Again, as a reminder, our straight up picks over at The Bucky Channel are purely for fun and not system plays. And we promise not to have anymore exclusive Free NCAA Football Picks over there. From now on, any and all picks, as they always have been, will be posted right here at Stock Lemon.

But still, check out The Bucky Channel.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Perfect Saturday

A Quick update from yesterday's action:

Goal: Remain perfect with our Free NHL Picks.
Pick: Tampa Bay ML over Buffalo

Goal: Start our Free NCAA Football Picks perfect in bowl season.
Pick: Troy -2 over Ohio

And so, our Free NHL Picks remain a perfect 3-0 while our Free NCAA Football Bowl Picks are off to a perfect 1-0 start.

Lou Reed would be proud.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Another Small Free NFL Card (60%)

Three is a magic number for our Free NFL Picks. We've had late season success with these in small doses, but try to force it and play, say, four games, and you saw what happened last week.

We're back to three picks as we try to stay above 60%.

Colts -5 over Jaguars

Texans +1 over Titans

Cowboys -7 over Redskins

Rooting for the state of Texas this week. Good luck!

Our 100% Accurate Free NHL Picks Return!

It's been about a week (read: too long) since our last Free NHL Pick, so we haven't been able to build off of our 2-0 start on the ice this season.

Part of our system requires us to stay disciplined, but certainly we would like to have more picks at this point. There is no sense in being 100% and only betting on two games all year, right?

Finally, though, we have a third game today on this busy hockey Saturday.

Tampa Bay Lightning ML -130 over the Buffalo Sabres

Good luck!

Stock Lemon and The Bucky Channel Go Bowling!

We are going to continue with this bowling pun so long as we continue to find pictures of hot girls bowling. But to be clear, it is bowl season in college football and we like this time of year about as much as we like girls bowling in bikinis.

While our Free NCAA Football Pick system should have quite a bit of plays during the bowl slate (like tonight's New Orleans Bowl), we won't have a play on every game. To fill the void, we will be picking every game straight up over at The Bucky Channel.

Check out our first installment of the collaborative effort between our brothers from different mothers over at The Bucky Channel.

You'll notice that, when we turned our picks in a few days ago, we thought BYU might be a Free NCAA Football Pick. Well, now you know why. It turns out it didn't fully meet our criteria, but definitely was a strong lean.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Let the Bowl Season Begin!

It's officially time to go bowling! (And who knew we could find so many pictures of cute girls in bowling alleys. The sport apparently isn't reserved for The Dude.)

Saturday brings the beginning of the college football playoffs... er... bowl season, with three games kicking off tomorrow. We have a Free NCAA Football Pick on one of them.

Before we reveal our pick, we're going to reveal our plan this bowl season. Like we said earlier, we won't have a play on every game--but we still will pick every game straight up for amusement's sake--with a catch.

In a collaborative effort with our friends over at The Bucky Channel, we'll provide our picks in a friendly little competition with them to see who has a better grasp on horrible teams playing each other for 30 bowl games plus five good games.

One of the reasons we bring this up, aside from the fact that we were going to anyway, is that since The Bucky Channel crew has shipped off to Boston for the Packers-Patriots game, we were asked to turn in our Saturday picks a bit early. We hinted at BYU being a possible Free NCAA Football Pick, which it turns out will not be. We just wanted to make that clear.

So what will be the Free NCAA Football Pick on this the first Saturday of bowl action? We're glad you asked. You need not look any further than Saturday night's New Orleans bowl.

Troy -2 over Ohio

Happy bowling and be sure to check back throughout bowl season as we look to finish the college football year with a bang.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Almost Time to go Bowling with Free College Football Bowl Picks

College bowl season is almost upon us, and as much as we (and everyone else on the planet) hate that there is playoff system in college football, we still love to go bowling this time of year with some Free NCAA Football Picks.

In an up-and-down regular season for our Free NCAA Football Picks, we at least managed to stay above .500 with a 52% record. Obviously, we are looking for better results in the postseason. We will not have a pick on every game, but we should have plenty action as we do tend to loosen up our system a bit for the bowl games. But just because this is the season of giving doesn't mean that we plan on filling our bookies stockings.

Though we won't pick every game against the spread, we will have a pick on every game straight up (more on this coming in the next couple days).

Stay tuned for our first of many Free NCAA Football Bowl Picks, as well as more Free NHL Picks in the coming days.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Can We Blame the Snow?

Well, that was a crazy week.

Crazy because the roof of the Metrodome completely caved in. Crazy because our fourth and final Free NFL Picks was delayed to Monday night in one of the more bizarre scenarios ever played out in the NFL. Crazy because, for the second time this season, we suffered a losing week.

So, like every week, let us start our post off with excuses. Who could have predicted the wild circumstances to the Giants/Vikings game when we made our pick on Saturday? Who could have predicted (even though many did) that Brett Favre actually wouldn't play, even with an extra day of rest? The answer, unfortunately, is not us.

Our Free NFL Picks went 1-3, plummeting them down to 60% on the season. We wanted to stop the presses on our final pick, the Vikings to win Monday night, but had already made it and felt it unfair to retract it from our blog. We could have hedged it, but where is the fun in that.

So we stuck with it, and predictably, we lost. So we'll blame the snow, chalk this up as a fluke week (when we've only had one other losing week, we have the privilege of doing so) and move forward to try and stay about that 60% gambling Mendoza line.

The NFL is a grind, whether you play, coach, or sit on your ass and watch from your coach while wagering on the sport. Sometimes, it is tough sledding. Sometimes, it's okay to blame the snow.

We just can't let it happen again, and we're determined not to let it.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

More Jenn Sterger and More Free NFL Picks (63% YTD)

We promise we don't just pick the Jets in games so that we have an excuse to post pictures of Brett Favre's girlfriend Jenn Sterger. They simply fit in with our system, getting high marks in the "potential to post picture of hot girls" category. We are a slave to the system... as we should be. We have hit 63% of our Free NFL Picks this year, which is right about where we want to be (obviously we always want to be higher, but 63% is a respectable mark).

And so we will hope to keep that up with four picks on Sunday.

Jets -6 over the Dolphins

Vikings +3 over the Giants

Packers -7 over the Lions

Redskins +3 over the Buccaneers

Good luck!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Stock Lemon's 1,000th Post: Celebrating Another Free NHL Pick Victory

We aren't one for blog milestones, but as we went to publish the fact that our Free NHL Picks have started the year at 2-0, we realized this was post 1,000 here at Stock Lemon.

We know that some blogs might make 1,000 posts in a month or week or even day, but for us, that is somewhat of a lot of posts. We will celebrate our third birthday here on December 25th (the same day as Jesus!), as we made our first post in the wee hours of Christmas morning, 2007.

In addition to celebrating with a 100% perfect Free NHL Picks record (we are going to gloat about that as long as we can), we'd also like to celebrate post 1,000 with a random picture of a very sexy nurse. Enjoy!

No college football action tomorrow but you can be sure we will be back with more 63% Free NFL Picks, even if only a few as has been the case lately.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Free NHL Picks Look to Remain Perfect!

As our sensationalist headline suggests, we did indeed earn a victory in our first Free NHL Pick of the season earlier this week. We still aren't sure what kind of frequency these picks will churn up, but already we have one tonight. If you're willing to lay the chalk.

L.A. Kings ML -165 over the Calgary Flames

We don't like to lay this much juice, but early in our system we are going to go ahead and play it and see how it goes.

Good luck!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Your 2010 Heisman Trophy Winner Will Be...

Scam Newton!

Oh, relax. The best things in life are always scams.

In actuality, we do think Cam Newton should win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday. Make no mistake, he will. If you can find a book that still is taking bets on Newton to win it, he should throw your life savings, first born, right arm and a pack of Skittles on that bet. He was clearly the best player and, let's be honest, he probably isn't even the highest paid player in NCAA Football.

But while most books don't have odds on the Heisman winner anymore, you can still find odds on who will finish second. And this, to us, is almost as much of a no-brainer.

Here are the current odds for second place:

Andrew Luck -140
LaMichael James +110
Kellen Moore +1000

If not for Newton absolutely dominating the game of football for the last couple months, more and more people would be gushing over Andrew Luck. While Newton may be the best of the college ranks, we think Luck will be the better pro (this is a good time to get those super early NFL Draft bets in). Luck is almost a shoe-in for the first overall pick of the draft, much like Newton is a shoe-in to win the Heisman.

To summarize: It would take a lot of bad Luck if Andrew isn't the runner-up for the Heisman, and if you can still put money on Cam Newton winning the thing, do it. We all know his dad already did.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Duck Yes! Free NHL Picks Are 100%!

So far, so good for our newly unveiled Free NHL Picks system. The Anahiem Ducks defeated the Edmonton Oilers in an exciting 10-round shootout to ensure that our Free NHL Picks got off on the right webbed foot. And we intend on maintaining this 100% AT LEAST until tomorrow.

We weren't kidding about the long process involved with getting our Free NHL Picks up to speed. It's not like we are just randomly picking games based off what some internet forums say. We put over a month into our data spreadsheet that we use for these picks and it has payed off in our first attempt.

In the grand scheme of things, 1-0 is hardly anything to be proud of. It's one game, after all. Still, it's nice to see hard work rewarded with a victory the first time out.

Plenty more pucks coming your way here at Stock Lemon, be it money line or puck lines (Canadian lines). Stay with us as more and more hockey begins to grace the pages of Stock Lemon throughout the next few months.

Time For Our First 2010-11 Free NHL Pick!

The wait is over! You know, for those of you who have been waiting.

It's time for us to debut our Free NHL Picks. A little more than a month after the season started and our system is finally ready. Or so we hope. So let's get the puck to it!

Ducks -105 ML over the Oilers

Good luck!

Monday, December 6, 2010

The 2011 Super Bowl XLV (45) Countdown Begins!

For those of you who have been following our site through the years (so old and wise are we), you know that things get a little crazy around Super Bowl time. Through our extensive research conducting prop bet analysis, which leads to copious amounts of new visitors and traffic spikes, it's the one time every year that we actually feel like a real website.

Most of our time is spent on our free picks, with somewhat little effort going into the actual posting of said picks to our blog. That is not the case around Super Bowl time, as we provide readers with something they apparently crave--actual content!

Given that we are currently typing our third paragraph of this post, you can see just how near Super Bowl season already is!

Now, there is a lot of time before the Super--two months to the day. So before kickoff on February 6, 2011 in Dallas, Texas, we'll have plenty of non-Super Bowl related posts, including the debut of our not-very-anticipated Free NHL Picks and an exciting and hopefully profitable college bowl season.

But make no mistake, from this point forward it is Super Bowl season here at Stock Lemon. There are just four weeks of regular season NFL action ahead, with teams jockeying for position to earn a spot in the biggest sporting event of the year.

As in the past, our proposition betting analysis will cover the ordinary, such as yardage benchmarks for key players, to the goofier, off-the-wall prop bets that the Super Bowl has become known for among degenerates and commonfolk alike. We'll look into the coin toss being heads or tails, the National Anthem going over or under a certain time limit, the color Gatorade likely to be dumped on the winning coach, etc. And this year, we plan on even more.

So stay with us through our weekly picks, knowing that much bigger things, namely 2011 Super Bowl XLV (45), are ahead. And once again, we will be the main squeeze on Super Bowl XLV (45) proposition betting and wagering.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Adding to Our 2010 Football Winnings...


Our Free NCAA Football Picks continued their limp into the season's end, going 2-2 and finishing the regular season at 56-52-1 (52%). One very bad week really derailed us and we didn't full recover at the end of the year. All things considered, we can live with losing just a little bit of juice this season and hope for a kinder bowl season.

Our Free NFL Picks continued doing what we've been doing lately--wimping out with only three picks but winning two out of those three. Another 2-1 week in the NFL puts us at 63% with four regular season weeks remaining.

Football season (our favorite time of year) is coming to an end, but not before going out with a bang. And with football's end means more time for hockey as we debut our 2010-11 Free NHL Picks likely within the week.

Free NFL Picks Look to Continue Winning Ways (62%)

Though the plays have been sporadic these last few weeks, we've been able to muster up an 8-4 record with our Free NFL Picks following our lone losing week of the season. Here's hoping to more of that today with some favorites.

Seahawks -5 over Panthers

Vikings -5 1/2 over Bills

Colts -6 over Cowboys

Good luck!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Let's Close Out the Free NCAA Football Pick Regular Season

And so, it ends.

After all of that, we are barely better off than we were when we started in September. This college football season has been a memorable one, with plenty of ups and downs to go with it. After a promising start, a mysterious struggle, a return to prominence, a mind-blowingly horrible week, and then a period of reverting to the mean, our Free NCAA Football Picks are just over .500 as we enter championship weekend.

Sure, bowl season could change our college football fortunes--for better or worse--but for now, we are what we are. Slightly better than .500 and only slightly better than you, Mr. Everyday who hasn't tried making sports betting blog into a full-time gig. That is not a good thing.

But, while we are far short of our 60 percent goal, at least our numbers are positive for now. And hopefully, our small championship card can help us improve upon that.

By the way, usually we try to tie in pictures of hot chicks to our posts. Not this time. These are just two hot chicks not fully clothed.

Auburn/South Carolina OVER 61

Washington -6 over Washington State

Florida Atlantic +5 over Troy

Oklahoma -4 1/2 over Nebraska

Good luck and we look forward to bowling with you all!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Weekend Football Recap

In the event that your weekend was short on beer or women, consider the above picture our gift to you. If your weekend did include both of those things... well... look at the picture anyway. Come on, it's a hot girl wearing nothing but a makeshift keg. What's not to like?

Nothing goes better with beer and women than football, which naturally leads us to our Free Football Picks this weekend. Another small NFL card yielded another winning week, and while we'd like more plays we're not going to force anything either. Our updated NFL records are below:

Free NFL Picks
Week 1: 5-1
Week 2: 6-1
Week 3: 4-4
Week 4: 3-3
Week 5: 4-3
Week 6: 3-3
Week 7: 2-2
Week 8: 3-0
Week 9: 0-2-1
Week 10: 3-2
Week 11: 3-1
Week 12: 2-1
Overall: 38-23-1... 62%

As for the college game, we're ready for bowl season. We'll have a few championship weekend plays but for the most part that 1-7 week just knocked everything out of us. We didn't have a terrible week at 4-3, but the wind has appropriately been knocked out of our sails a bit.

Free NCAA Football Picks
Week 1: 5-4-1
Week 2: 8-4
Week 3: 3-6
Week 4: 4-7
Week 5: 3-6
Week 6: 5-2
Week 7: 5-3
Week 8: 5-3
Week 9: 5-0
Week 10: 3-3
Week Effing 11: 1-7
Week 12: 2-2
Week 13: 4-3
Overall: 54-50-1... 52%

As we mentioned in November, it should be an exciting month here at Stock Lemon, with bowls and holidays and football and, yes, hockey. And sooner than later we'll start getting into our bread and butter--the 2011 Super Bowl 45 from Dallas, Texas.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Small Free NFL Picks Card (62%)

Our Free NFL Picks have been pretty solid lately, unfortunately we just haven't had a large volume of plays. And unfortunately, that's not changing this week. Quality over quantity, or something.

Vikings -2 over Redskins

Seahawks +2 over Chiefs

Texans -6 over Titans

Enjoy your three-pick Sunday, but be on the lookout for an added play or two.

Getting Our Free NCAA Football Picks In

We have a full slate of college football in this the final big week of Free NCAA Football Picks action. Let's get out on a high note and carry it into bowl season.

LSU +3 1/2 over Arkansas

Florida State -2 over Florida

South Carolina -2 1/2 over Clemson

N.C. State -2 over Maryland

Tennessee -3 over Kentucky

Oklahoma/Oklahoma State OVER 67

Cincinnati +3 over Connecticut

Full disclosure: We only picked LSU this week so that we could post that picture. Just kidding. Kind of.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Giving Thanks For Our Free Picks

We had a little better record this past weekend, going 3-1 in the NFL and a still below-average 2-2 in NCAA Football, but hey, anything to take our minds off of the week prior.

And this week provides another opportunity to forget about the losses we've had and give thanks for the wins, and hope that more are to come.

While you stuff your face with turkey today, stuff your wallet with this Free NFL Pick. Of course, more picks will follow this weekend, but let this fulfill your hunger for betting action tomorrow.

Patriots -7 over the Lions

The Lions have been a tough out on Thanksgiving, but not this tough. The Patriots should come prepared to take down a depleted Lions team fading fast.

And if the Patriots don't come through, at least you'll eat well watching it.

Good luck and happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Hey Look! An Episode of The Lemmy Channel!

It's been a while, but we finally rolled out another edition of The Lemmy Channel over at the host site of our northern friends, The Bucky Channel. Check it out to read our thoughts on the red hot Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers up in Wisconsin.

For those of you who don't care about our arrangement with a site in Wisconsin that requires us to write about the state, we'll have the other 49 covered for you here at Stock Lemon.

We'll also have a recap of our weekend coming soon, which was just above average but can be considered a huge success after last weekend.

Stay tuned... unless you're using the clicker to switch over to The Bucky Channel.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Coming Soon: 2010-11 Free NHL Picks

Though football has consumed almost all of our time these last few months, we've gotten a few inquiries about whether or not we would be betting on other sports.

Our first reaction was, holy crap! You mean there are other sports?!

Our second reaction was remembering that, yes, we used to bet on these other sports quite a bit. Our Free NBA Picks were once the bread and butter of this site (then again, so were stocks), but we've lost faith in our system over the last year and a half to the point that we are now proceeding with exceed caution in that department.

What you will start seeing... eventually... is some Free NHL Picks, which we've had in the past but not to the volume with which we plan on posting this season. You know... eventually.

We're letting the early season numbers work themselves out, but December should bring about our first puck action this year.

In the meantime, check out our friends over at The Hockey Program, who have all sorts of great hockey coverage to get your ready for our (eventual) 2010-11 batch of Free NHL Picks.

We plan on ripping off Lexus and having a December to Remember, so be sure to check back often (in November too!) as we help you earn a little Christmas bonus that your boss is too cheap to give out this year.

Free NFL Picks Look For Another Winning Week

We had just four plays in college football yesterday (2-2), and we have just four plays in the pros today. Some favorable matchups for the road teams in this week's card.

Packers -3 over the Vikings

Ravens -12 over the Panthers

Browns +2 over the Jaguars

Falcons -3 over the Rams

Best of luck!

Friday, November 19, 2010

College Football Recovery Week

After a dismal week in college football (we won't even mention it in this space, just look to the records on the right), we're ready to chase our losses!

In all actuality, we have a very small card this week. Here goes:

Arkansas -3 over Mississippi State

Stanford -7 over California

Lousiville +4 1/2 over West Virginia

Troy +21 1/2 over South Carolina

Good luck!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thursday Night Free NFL Pick (61% YTD)

Our Free NFL Picks, which have had just one losing week to date, are back in action this weekend--or rather, this week.

It's our first Thursday Free NFL Pick!

Dolphins -1 over the Bears

Interesting game tonight between a third string quarterback and Tyler Thigpen. HEEEYOOO! We got jokes, and hopefully we'll get a little more cash after this one. The Dolphins are a team that is still somehow better than people give them credit for, while the Bears are the team that everyone knows is terrible but will benefit from their schedule enough to post a winning record this season. This should not be one of those wins.

We'll have more Free NFL Picks coming before the weekend, as well as a Redemption Saturday in college football.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Free NFL Picks Still Hitting Above 60%

Well, at least our Free NFL Picks are back on the winning track. After our first losing week, we turned in a 3-2 effort (just had to get greedy and add a loser last second).

And no, we still aren't ready to talk about our weekend in college football. So here are our NFL picks week-by-week breakdown.

Free NFL Picks
Week 1: 5-1
Week 2: 6-1
Week 3: 4-4
Week 4: 3-3
Week 5: 4-3
Week 6: 3-3
Week 7: 2-2
Week 8: 3-0
Week 9: 0-2-1
Week 10: 3-2
Overall: 33-21-1... 61%

Sunday, November 14, 2010

As For Those NFL Picks...

We've scaled our Free NFL Picks card back a bit after yesterday's disastrous day, so let's try our hand at another small card (though we do have one more play than we've had in both of the last two weeks).

Texans +1 over Jaguars

Jets -3 over Browns

Buccaneers -7 over Panthers

Broncos +1 1/2 over Chiefs


Vikings -1 1/2 over Bears

Good luck and happy fading.

And That's Why People Quit Gambling

Let the Stock Lemon backlash begin!

Just a horrendous, nightmare of a week in college football. We will post some NFL Picks shortly, but holy crap. What a bad, bad day.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Time For Some Free NCAA Football Picks

It's been a busy week around here (or not, for those of you reading us), as we've been hammering out our system to ensure that we don't get blanked in the NFL again. Though we had just three Free NFL Picks to work with last week, we went 0-2-1 following a .500 day in college ball that left us with a sick feeling after the weekend.

So after our first losing week in the NFL all season, coupled with our first non-winning college football slate in five weeks, we are hoping to get back on track this week with some larger cards to boot. And can you blame us that Elisha Cuthbert has us feeling a little longhorny this weekend? HEEEEYOOOO!

Texas +6 over Oklahoma State

Marshall -17 over Memphis

N.C. State -18 1/2 over Wake Forest

Virginia +3 over Maryland

Florida -7 over South Carolina

Penn State/Ohio State UNDER 49

Stanford -6 over Arizona State

Georgia Tech +3 over Miami

And a look at the record thus far:

Free NCAA Football Picks
Week 1: 5-4-1
Week 2: 8-4
Week 3: 3-6
Week 4: 4-7
Week 5: 3-6
Week 6: 5-2
Week 7: 5-3
Week 8: 5-3
Week 9: 5-0
Week 10: 3-3
Overall: 47-38-1... 55%

Monday, November 8, 2010

Not a Great Weekend... But Look, a Hot, Semi-Nude Girl!

Remember how we hadn't had a losing week in the NFL... well... yeah.

Not a great weekend of football, with an 0-2-1 showing in the NFL and a 3-3 week in the NCAA (which, considering our momentum with the Free NCAA Football Picks, is almost worse... almost).

Next weekend should see a few more plays, especially in the NFL, where the last two weeks have had three picks and a 3-2-1 record. Our updated records are below. In the meantime, here's a picture of a hot girl.

Free NFL Picks
Week 1: 5-1
Week 2: 6-1
Week 3: 4-4
Week 4: 3-3
Week 5: 4-3
Week 6: 3-3
Week 7: 2-2
Week 8: 3-0
Week 9: 0-2-1
Overall: 30-19-1... 61%

Free NCAA Football Picks
Week 1: 5-4-1
Week 2: 8-4
Week 3: 3-6
Week 4: 4-7
Week 5: 3-6
Week 6: 5-2
Week 7: 5-3
Week 8: 5-3
Week 9: 5-0
Week 10: 3-3
Overall: 47-38-1... 55%

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Looking For More Free NFL Pick Perfection (64% YTD)

After a perfect week in the NFL (and college), we're ready for an encore with another small three-play card. We would like to remind you, though, that last week's three-play card worked out just fine.

Jets -5 over the Lions

Bills +3 over Bears

Vikings -8 over Cardinals

And our week-by-week recap:

Free NFL Picks
Week 1: 5-1
Week 2: 6-1
Week 3: 4-4
Week 4: 3-3
Week 5: 4-3
Week 6: 3-3
Week 7: 2-2
Week 8: 3-0
Overall: 30-17... 64%

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Free NCAA Football Picks Look to Stay Hot (71% in Last Four Weeks)

As the long title of this post suggests, our Free NCAA Football Picks emerged from a rough patch to win 20 of the next 28 picks (71%) and bring us back up to 56% on the season, highlighted by last week's 5-0 picks.

But the past is the past. The same reason we dug out of our hole is the same reason we plan on staying out--we move on. This week is a new week, and the plays are below.

It seems likely that we'll add to this card, but we are not certain at this point.

Arizona +9 1/2 over Stanford (Hard not to side with Jennie Finch in this one)

Oklahoma/Texas A&M OVER 60 1/2

Oregon -35 over Washington

Illinois +3 over Michigan

Clemson -3 over N.C. State

Tennessee -20 over Memphis

Again, more could be coming, but it looks like another relatively small card. Good luck!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Perfect 8-0 Football Weekend

And that's what we were waiting for.

After a perfect 5-0 Saturday for our Free NCAA Football Picks, we went 3-0 with a small Free NFL Picks card to give us a perfect 8-0 week of football.

We didn't have as much time as we would have liked as far as the aesthetics of this blog are concerned, so you didn't get your usual picture of a scantily-clad girl and the picks came a little later than normal. But still, they came and they delivered.

Our Free NCAA Football Picks continue to stay hot, with their fourth straight winning week (five wins each week). Meanwhile, our Free NFL Picks still have not had a losing week, and finally got off the .500 kick. We wish we had more plays this week, as there were a few others we liked but didn't quite fit, but we'll take our three wins and hopefully have a larger card next week after two straight small ones.

As always, a winning week like this is a good time to remind you that WE DO ACCEPT DONATIONS VIA THE PAYPAL ICON ON THE LEFT!!!!!!!!! Either way, we're glad you could join us in this perfect week, and while we know that we can't do it every week, we'll certainly continue trying. Our records update follows:

Free NFL Picks
Week 1: 5-1
Week 2: 6-1
Week 3: 4-4
Week 4: 3-3
Week 5: 4-3
Week 6: 3-3
Week 7: 2-2
Week 8: 3-0
Overall: 30-17... 64%

Free NCAA Football Picks
Week 1: 5-4-1
Week 2: 8-4
Week 3: 3-6
Week 4: 4-7
Week 5: 3-6
Week 6: 5-2
Week 7: 5-3
Week 8: 5-3
Week 9: 5-0
Overall: 44-35-1... 56%

So Far, Just Three Free NFL Picks This Week

We wanted an odd number of Free NFL Picks this week, thus avoiding yet another week in which we go .500, but we didn't expect only three picks to show true value. We might be adding a later game but have yet to decide. For now, here are your three Free NFL Picks.

Dolphins -1 over Bengals

Packers +6 1/2 over Jets

Chargers -5 over Titans

Stay tuned and good luck.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Quickly Getting in Our Free NCAA Football Picks

Not a whole lot of action on this spooky Saturday, but let's get right to it:

Stanford -7 1/2 over Washington

Auburn/Ole Miss OVER 61

Nebraska -7 1/2 over Missouri

Wake Forest/Maryland OVER 52

Oklahoma -24 over Colorado

Good luck!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Free UFL Pick We Love

We told you earlier this week that we would probably have a play on the UFL game tonight. We expected to lay 8-10 points on Omaha at home against a quarterback-less Las Vegas team. We only have to lay four.

Usually, this means it's a giant trap. But we know as much about the UFL as the next guy, and the Omaha Nighthawks will win this game by four points or more. Unless they don't. But we're going to bet that they do.

Omaha Nighthawks -4 over the Las Vegas Locomotives

The game is on Versus, so you can actually watch your UFL bet on TV. Unless you can't.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Your Stock Lemon Endorsed World Series Champion: San Francisco Giants

Somewhere along the lines, we lost faith in our Free MLB Pick system. Once football crept up, we completely abandoned the thing. But make no mistake, just because we haven't been betting on games doesn't mean we haven't been watching. At least enough to give our World Series prediction.

There is money to be made in this series, as there has been all playoffs, on the San Francisco Giants. This scrappy young team is built to win and should edge the Texas Rangers in the least-watched World Series in television history.

Our official World Series wager:

San Francisco Giants +120 over the Texas Rangers

And why wait for the future bet on who will win the World Series. You can get similar odds on Game 1:

Giants +112 over the Rangers

Whether you chose to follow the baseball picks of a site that hasn't bet consistently on the sport all year is up to you. But don't say we didn't give you any MLB winners.

Next Week, We're Betting An Odd Number of NFL Games

Once again, our Free NFL Picks didn't have a losing week.

Once again, our Free NFL Picks didn't have a winning week.

If this sports betting champ review tells us anything, it's that no matter where we bet, we were .500 again.

We felt good about our small four-play card coming in, and ended up with a 2-2 card going out. So, yes, again, our Free NFL Picks managed to go .500. This is just getting freaky at this point.

The Falcons and Redskins came through for us this week, and if you're wondering why we consistently bet on those two teams, the answer is as simple as their fans being hotter than a lot of other teams. Sorry, Detroit.

Free NFL Picks
Week 1: 5-1
Week 2: 6-1
Week 3: 4-4
Week 4: 3-3
Week 5: 4-3
Week 6: 3-3
Week 7: 2-2
Overall: 27-17... 61%

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Free NCAA Football Picks Heating Up (65% Last Three Weeks)

After a bit of a rough stretch, our Free NCAA Football Picks are 15-8 (65%) in the last three weeks after another 5-3 Saturday, inching their way back on track. Now would be a good time to use a $125 Sports Interaction Bonus Code from Doc's Sports.

It wasn't the previously unbeaten totals (1-2) but rather the sides (4-1) that helped us yesterday, putting our 2010 college record at 39-35-1 (53%).

We're debating a Monday Night play in the NFL, otherwise it might be another .500 week despite our very small four-play card. We'll wait to decide on that final play later, but for now, at least our Free NCAA Football Picks have churned out three winning weeks in a row, thanks to Hawaii and others.

Free NCAA Football Picks
Week 1: 5-4-1
Week 2: 8-4
Week 3: 3-6
Week 4: 4-7
Week 5: 3-6
Week 6: 5-2
Week 7: 5-3
Week 8: 5-3
Overall: 39-35-1... 53%

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Week 7 Free NFL Picks (63% YTD)

Our Free NFL Picks are still yet to have a losing week, but they haven't exactly had many winning weeks as of late, continually turning in .500 weeks after a hot start. Now would be a good time to use a $250 Betus bonus code and get in on the action.

Is this the week that we get back to our winning ways? As always, we're willing to bet that it is. For now, we have only four picks for Sunday's action, but could be adding one or two later tonight or early tomorrow. Otherwise, we'll make due with the following small card:

Steelers -3 over the Dolphins

Falcons -3 1/2 over the Bengals

Eagles +3 over the Titans

Redskins +3 over the Bears

Best of luck, and to review:

Free NFL Picks
Week 1: 5-1
Week 2: 6-1
Week 3: 4-4
Week 4: 3-3
Week 5: 4-3
Week 6: 3-3
Overall: 25-15... 63%

How About a Free UFC Pick?

We didn't have a Free UFL Pick as promised, but how about the UFC?

Both the UFL and tonight's UFC fight involve former NFL camp bodies. So why not?

And we're not about to bet against the former Minnesota Viking, who also happens to be a freak of a human being.

Brock Lesnar -175 over Cain Velasquez

Since the NFL is pretending to try and make their games less violent, we need a little more blood in our lives. Speaking of the NFL, our Free NFL Picks will be posted shortly.

Enjoy the fight!

No Free UFL Pick After All

We were really excited to whip out our second Free UFL Pick of the year, but alas, it is not to be this week.

Week 7 features a game against the now Tim Rattay-less Las Vegas Locomotives (and yes, that is a bad thing) going to Omaha to face the Jeff Garcia and the Nighthawks. Depending on how Vegas fares today with their new quarterback, the line should heavily favor the Nighthawks coming off a bye as opposed to the injury-riddled and short-rested Locos.

We'll keep you posted, but given that we don't think Omaha loses a home game especially in this spot, we should have our second Free UFL Pick of the year on Thursday.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Hoping to Score With Week 8 Free NCAA Football Picks

Like those who have used a 5 dimes bonus code, you still have to play to win. In order to win games, you have to score, something our Auburn girl pictured above surely has no problem with. And this week, we're putting our 3-0 totals to the test with three more--all overs. Yeah, let's get some scoring. The totals are:

LSU/Auburn OVER 52

North Carolina/Miami OVER 48

Oklahoma/Missouri OVER 53

And the sides, which are also beginning to resurface as part of our 10-5 Last 15 (embarrassing that we have to brag about that, but obviously the college picks have had their moments).

Clemson -5 over Georgia Tech

East Carolina -12 1/2 over Marshall

Oklahoma -3 over Missouri

Hawaii -3 over Utah State

Nebraska -6 over Oklahoma State

With our slate set for tomorrow's Free NCAA Football Picks, let's review the records and hope that they look a lot better after these eight plays tomorrow.

Free NCAA Football Picks
Week 1: 5-4-1
Week 2: 8-4
Week 3: 3-6
Week 4: 4-7
Week 5: 3-6
Week 6: 5-2
Week 7: 5-3
Overall: 34-32-1... 52%

Sides: 31-32-1... 49%
Totals: 3-0... 100%

Football Picks Record Update

Just a heads up, we should have our Free NCAA Football Picks posted shortly, followed by our Free NFL Picks either tonight or tomorrow.

And if you're lucky, we might just have our second Free UFL Pick of the year!

Stay tuned, but in the meantime check out what we've done to this point, so long as you ignore the losing weeks.

Free NFL Picks
Week 1: 5-1
Week 2: 6-1
Week 3: 4-4
Week 4: 3-3
Week 5: 4-3
Week 6: 3-3
Overall: 25-15... 63%

Free NCAA Football Picks
Week 1: 5-4-1
Week 2: 8-4
Week 3: 3-6
Week 4: 4-7
Week 5: 3-6
Week 6: 5-2
Week 7: 5-3
Overall: 34-32-1... 52%

Free UFL Picks
Some Random Week: 1-0
Overall: 1-0... 100%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On This Edition of The Lemmy Channel...

As we mentioned earlier this week, The Lemmy Channel is back, but with a few changes. First off, for those of you that couldn't care less about the Wisconsin sports teams that we talk about to appeal to The Bucky Channel's audience, we won't be providing much more than a link to our analysis. Secondly, rather than sending the "episodes" to The Bucky Channel via e-mail, we are posting them to their site ourselves as a part of their expanded 2.0 staff.

So, if you want to find out what a naked picture of Don Draper's new fiance has to do with this week's Lemmy Channel (not much), or you want to read a little analysis on the Mad Men in the Packers/Vikings game on Sunday night, check out The Lemmy Channel over at The Bucky Channel.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Free NFL Picks Slowly Coming Back Down to Earth (63% YTD)

Well, we still haven't had a losing week with our Free NFL Picks, and we were a hook away (1/2 point) from at least salvaging a winning week, but for the third time in four tries, we went .500 for the week. Needless to say, if you used a $100 promo code, you have the exact same amount minus some juice after tailing us.

Obviously, it's disappointing, especially after the hot start these picks had. There was a lot of promise with that start--and there still is--but it's been a frustrating few weeks.

Hopefully we can get back on track next weekend with some more profits.

For now, we leave you with some eye candy after the Titans covered by 27 points last night over the terrible Jaguars. Because you can't spell TITans without... well... yeah.

The breakdown:

Free NFL Picks
Week 1: 5-1
Week 2: 6-1
Week 3: 4-4
Week 4: 3-3
Week 5: 4-3
Week 6: 3-3
Overall: 25-15... 63%

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Week 6 Free NFL Picks (65% YTD)

We've looked long and hard at this week's NFL lines, and there weren't a lot of picks that immediately jumped out. Still, we've crunched the numbers all week and should have some solid plays for our Free NFL Picks, though we're worried at the fact that they've hovered just over .500 since an incredible start. When in doubt, post another pic of this Falcons chick and bet Atlanta.

Also this week, we have picks for both the Sunday and Monday nighters, the first time this year that we've bet both those prime time slots. Here's the six play card:

Falcons +3 over the Eagles

Steelers -14 over the Browns

Chargers -9 over the Rams

Lions +10 over the Giants

Colts -3 1/2 over the Redskins

Titans -3 over the Jaguars

Good luck and enjoy your Sunday! We'll do our best to make you enjoy it just that much more.

Free NFL Picks
Week 1: 5-1
Week 2: 6-1
Week 3: 4-4
Week 4: 3-3
Week 5: 4-3
Overall: 22-12... 65%

Another Winning Week For Our Free NCAA Football Picks

They have not been without their rough patches, that's for sure, but it looks like our Free NCAA Football Picks are finally back. After a solid 5-2 Week 6, our picks hit five of eight this week, giving them a 10-5 mark in the last two after an ugly, ugly stretch. Needless to say, this would have been a good week to use a $50 Risk Free Bet from Bodog.

It was another one of those weeks where, when we were right, we were right. And when we were wrong, we were wrong. That's fine. That's how it goes sometimes. While it's strange that we can be so totally wrong on a pick, it's nice not to have to suffer through a bad beat.

Georgia, Hawaii, Michigan State, Oklahoma State and Clemson all took care of business on Saturday, and as such, our record update looks slightly friendlier:

Free NCAA Football Picks
Week 1: 5-4-1
Week 2: 8-4
Week 3: 3-6
Week 4: 4-7
Week 5: 3-6
Week 6: 5-2
Week 7: 5-3
Overall: 34-32-1... 52%

Obviously, still not where we want them to be, but it could be worse. It has been worse.

Our 65% Free NFL Picks will follow this morning, so stay tuned.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Week 7 Free NCAA Football Picks

Is it Week 7 already? Where as the time gone? (Or as some of you have asked the last few weeks, where has our money gone?) As we check out this week's college football odds at Doc's Sports, we can't help but wonder how the season is already halfway through.

After six weeks of college football, our Free NCAA Football Picks have gotten us... absolutely nowhere. We are .500 on the season, which means we are in the same position we were in on Day 1, minus some juice and pride.

But there is hope for our Free NCAA Football Picks, coming off a 5-2 Week 6 to even the record to 29-29-1 on the season.

It may have taken six weeks to get to essentially go full circle, but this week we are planning to leave our .500 days behind us and show what our picks are all about.

With that lengthy intro, here are the Week 7 Free NCAA Football Picks:

Ohio State -4 over Wisconsin

Hawaii +7 over Nevada

Michigan State -7 1/2 over Illinois

Georgia -14 over Vanderbilt

Oklahoma State +3 over Texas Tech

Arkansas +3 1/2 over Auburn

Virginia +7 over North Carolina

Clemson -14 over Maryland

Once again, there may be some additions to this week's card, but not a lot is jumping out at the moment. Really, we're just watching for potential totals that we could end up playing, but we might be over/under free for the week despite our 3-0 totals record on the year.

Stay tuned and good luck!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Stock Lemon's Role in The Bucky Channel Relaunch

For those familiar with this site, you know that we frequently link to and are frequently linked by the fine folks at The Bucky Channel.

It's a curious relationship between our sites as we are both simply trying to provide our readers with more content that we feel they would be interested in reading. The reason we have this kind of relationship with them is because, honestly, they were some of the first people to help us out when we were new to the blogging game, and we did the same for them. And neither of us has forgotten it.

So, as you wipe those sentimental tears away, we're proud to say that we have played a small part in what is becoming The Bucky Channel 2.0. Regular Bucky Channel readers will notice a change in layout, and that change will come with a whole new staff of writers joining the team.

And we are one of them... kind of.

As we have done in the past, we'll be providing content through a semi-regular, semi-forgotten about feature called The Lemmy Channel, in which we look into interesting tidbits relating to their home town teams up in Wisconsin. We'll look at different betting trends as they pertain to the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, Milwaukee Bucks and Milwaukee Brewers (and maybe even the Milwaukee Iron of the Arena Football League) to cater to their readership.

We'll post tidbits about our analysis here, with the main content gracing the pages of The Bucky Channel 2.0.

So welcome, Wisconsinites, for those of you who didn't make it over for the first few installments of The Lemmy Channel. Please bring your finest beers and cheeses to Stock Lemon (or donate some cash to us using the Paypal icon on the left, so that we can purchase our own!).

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