“I’m speechless, guess it’s time to take a day off or two and regroup. Cannot catch a break right now. This is as bad as its ever been for me. Its almost hysterical the way games are ending and such that I’m picking right now.”
He went 0-2 last night, dropping his record to 18-17-2.
Guess he gets the night off.
We can’t leave y’all hanging, so I turned to the guy who went up against the Picker a week ago, back when “The Picker” was hitting at a good clip. He is Guy Forrest, and the picture above is not of him, though it slightly resembles him.
Mr. Forrest didn’t appreciate my mocking comment about his pinkie ring the day after he batted .500, but he told me he wouldn’t break my thumbs this time. He said he’d fill in for “The Picker” tonight.
“I always bet against the Bobcats,” Mr. Forrest said when he called in his picks (He is old school. Doesn’t even use e-mail.) “Give the 14. Easy pick.”
I looked it up after we got off the phone, and Charlotte is an NBA-worst 21-40 against the spread, 9-21 at home.
“Don’t touch the (5 1/2 point) line on the Spurs-Lakers game. Popovich cost me a couple thousand this season,” Mr. Forrest continued. “But take the over 203.5.”
“And I’ll give you one more, and it rhymes: The under on the Thunder.”
So to review, Mr. Forrest likes Memphis -14, Spurs-Lakers over 203.5, and Thunder-Kings under 214.
To see all of tonight’s lines, click here. Note the monster line on the Atlanta-Boston game with Doc Rivers playing his junior varsity.
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