NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Ben Lypka weighs in with his CHUMPS for the game 1 loss by Van City to San Jose on Thursday night. The Canucks fell 4-1 behind some solid goaltending by Roberto Luongo. Who was bad? Jannik Hansen. Recently signed a four year contract extension worth $10 million and he certainly played like a man who just got paid. Also Ryan Kesler took a pair of penalties and was a -2 on the night.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone tells us today the Vancouver Canucks open the 2013-14 season tonight against the San Jose Sharks, the same club that ended last year’s quest for the Cup. Kev says we all know that Roberto Luongo takes a while to get into the groove to start an NHL season, but could Vancouver’s undisputed #1 say goodbye and good riddance to bad luck to begin 2013?
NWSB Mariners Blogger and our resident Insider the man we call INSIDER Steve is back from Safeco today with pre game coverage of game 1 vs. the Angels. Steve reports from inside the Clubhouse at Safeco. Nick Franklin will be out of tonight’s game still nursing the sore knee that was injured in Cincinnati. The Mariners have sent down RHP Blake Beavan to AAA Tacoma, and RHP Erasmo Ramirez to A Everett.
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.