Thursday, October 08, 2015

Thursday Football Pick

Unlike Joe Philbin, TheBostonInsider seems to have finally figured out the NFL.  A two week run of success does not create a dynasty but it's also worth celebrating when you have a two week record of 19-11-1.

The Colts travel to Houston tonight hoping to get to 3-2 before they face extermination next Sunday against the Patriots juggernaut.  I think the looming beat down is already weighing on their minds and that they'll stumble tonight.

Pick is against the spread and home team is in CAPS.

TEXANS (-2.5) over Colts

Last Week: 9-5-1
Season: 31-30-2

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

MLB Postseason Predictions

April was so long ago that by now I'm sure many of you have forgot that TheBostonInsider predicted the Red Sox to win the A.L. East, the Tigers to win the A.L. Central, Lloyd McClendon of the Mariners to win A.L. Manager of the Year, and the Nationals to win the N.L. East.

In my defense, not all of the predictions were bad.  Mike Trout has a chance to be the A.L. MVP, David Price could win the A.L. Cy Young, Max Scherzer will not win the N.L. Cy Young but will likely finish a respectable fourth place, Kris Bryant will likely be the N.L. Rookie of the Year, and I was correct in predicting the Pirates, Mets, Cardinals, and Dodgers as playoff teams.

Now it's on to October.  The MLB playoffs kick off today and tomorrow with the Wild Card games and then the Division Series start up on Thursday.

Here are one schmuck's picks for the 2015 playoffs.

A.L. Wild Card

Astros over Yankees


Blue Jays over Rangers
Royals over Astros


Blue Jays over Royals

N.L. Wild Card

Cubs over Pirates


Cubs over Cardinals
Mets over Dodgers


Mets over Cubs

World Series

Blue Jays over Mets

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Red Sox v. Indians (October 4, 2015)

Boston Red Sox (78-83) v. Cleveland Indians (80-80)
Progressive Field

SP - Rick Porcello (9-14, 5.02) v. Danny Salazar (13-10, 3.51)

1. Betts, CF
2. Pedroia, 2B
3. Bogaerts, SS
4. Ortiz, DH
5. Shaw, 1B
6. Castillo, LF
7. Swihart, C
8. Marrero, 3B
9. Bradley, RF

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Red Sox v. Indians (October 3, 2015)

Boston Red Sox (78-82) v. Cleveland Indians (79-80)
Progressive Field

SP - Craig Breslow (0-3, 4.22) v. Corey Kluber (8-16, 3.62)

Friday, October 02, 2015

Football Picks

After a slow start, TheBostonInsider seems to be figuring things out at both the college and professional levels.  It might be time to start taking my advice instead of going the other way.

Just be ready for the inevitable 1-4 college week that merges with a 4-12 NFL week.

All picks are against the spread and the home team is in CAPS.


Memphis (-8.5) over SOUTH FLORIDA
BYU (-14.5) over UConn
Northern Illinois (-3) over CENTRAL MICHIGAN
Notre Dame (+1.5) over CLEMSON
Alabama (+2.5) over GEORGIA

Last Week: 2-2-1
Season: 6-8-1


Dolphins (+1.5) over Jets (game played in London, England)
Jaguars (+10) over COLTS
Texans (+6.5) over FALCONS
Panthers (-3) over BUCCANEERS
Giants (+5.5) over BILLS
BEARS (+3) over Raiders
Eagles (-3) over REDSKINS
PATRIOTS (-21) over Bye Week
BENGALS (-3) over Chiefs
Browns (+7.5) over CHARGERS
Packers (-7.5) over 49ERS
Vikings (+7) over BRONCOS
Rams (+7.5) over CARDINALS
Cowboys (+4.5) over SAINTS
SEAHAWKS (-10) over Lions

Last Week: 10-6
This Week: 0-0-1