NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Richard Hodges is back to give you his love ‘em and hate ‘em from Vancouver’s loss to the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of Round 1. He asks Is it puck luck that demands the Canucks need be perfect to score but opponents can score with any half chance? Multiple times in this game Daniel Sedin had a perfect opportunity to shoot the puck and either hesitated or passed off. Roberto Luongo was not the problem.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone is back today to tell the fans that Roberto Luongo is expected to make a surprise start tonight opposite the San Jose Sharks in Game One of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He says Cory Schneider the Ginger Jesus may not be in tonight’s lineup, but Kev expects 18, 630 Canucks fans will be there to pick up the slack.
NWSB Playoffs Gambling insider Dave B previews the San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks game Wednesday night. His headline: Canucks Begin Cup Quest Wednesday Night. Offensively the Canucks generated just 2.54 goals per game this year – a far cry from the teams we’ve seen the last few years. Cory Schneider should return to the lineup for Game 1 and he will be crucial after Roberto Luongo melted down in his last two starts.
Free MLB Betting Odds & Picks on the Seattle Mariners vs. LA Angels of Anaheim Friday August 10th game 1 matchup. The Angles are -110 home favorites. The over/under is set at 7. Q likes the visiting team in this one 4-2. How much they score is sometimes irrelevant when Felix Hernandez takes the hill. The righty is enjoying his best stretch of the season with a sub 2 ERA and a perfect 6-0 record over his last 10 starts.
Free MLB Betting Odds & Picks on the Seattle Mariners vs. N.Y. Yankees Friday August 3rd game 1 matchup. The Yankees are -250 home favorites. The over/under is set at 9. Q likes the home team in this one 5-1 unfortunately. The pitching matchup features Kevin Millwood vs. CC Sabathia . How do you know which pitcher is the horse to back in this one?
Free MLB Betting Odds & Picks on the Toronto Blue Jays vs. Seattle Mariners Monday July 30th game 1 matchup. The Blue Jays are -1205 road favorites. The over/under is set at 7.5. Q likes the road team in this one 4-3 unfortunately. The pitching matchup features Ricky Romero vs. Mariners RH Hisashi Iwakuma . How do you know which pitcher is the horse to back in this one?
Free MLB Betting Odds & Picks on the Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners Friday July 13th game 1 matchup. The Mariners are +135 home underdogs. The over/under is set at 8. Q likes the home team in this one 6-5. The pitching matchup features Rangers LH Derek Holland (5-4, 5.05 ERA) vs. Mariners RH Kevin Millwood (3-6, 3.69 ERA). It is hard to predict what you are going to get from Millwood but this is a nice value spot.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the first game of the series versus the Oakland Athletics. As is the ongoing trend with these “love ‘em/hate ‘ems” I must make a note that Seattle’s lineup was absolutely horrendous tonight. Oakland’s offense had just as hard a time tonight as Seattle’s, and it’s all because of starting pitcher Kevin Millwood. An incredibly boring game.
Free MLB Betting Odds & Picks on the Boston Red Sox vs. Seattle Mariners Tuesday night game 2 matchup. The Mariners are -108 home favorites. The over/under is set at 7. Q likes the home team in this one 4-1. The pitching matchup features Franklin Morales, LHP 1-1, 3.12 ERA vs. Felix Hernandez, RHP 5-5, 3.36 ERA. Boston is coming to town and looking to make an example of the M’s.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the first M’s game of the interleague series versus the San Diego Padres. Jon didn’t find much “good” left to report on in this game, so he highlighted that Ichiro Suzuki once again had a solid night at the plate. Hopefully the 38-year old Ichiro is proving he still has something left in the tank.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the first M’s game of the interleague series versus the San Diego Padres. The M’s looked lost all night then the 9th inning happened. Michael Saunders homered to kick things off. Four batters and one wild pitch later and the Mariners were just 1 run down with a man on and Jesus Montero at the plate. Then a hit, or a bunt or…UGH.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the first M’s game of the interleague series versus the L.A. Dodgers. The Mariners needed just 1 run, and without it this magic night never happens. Kevin Millwood aside, I think this night really goes to the bullpen. Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor, Lucas Luetge, Brandon League and Tom Wilhelmsen combined for 3 innings, 2 walks, 3 Ks and, of course, o hits.