I have deleted the expletives from the above sentence, which was called in to the home office this afternoon by our gangster guest who is filling in for “The Picker” while he licks his wounds from his 18-17-2 record.
That guest picker yesterday was Gus Forrest, who went 2-1 by correctly calling the under in the Oklahoma City-Sacramento game and the over in the Lakers-Spurs game. He missed on the Bobcats, who were 14-point ‘dogs but lost by only five at home to Memphis.
“I’ll still always bet against the Bobcats,” Forrest said, defiantly.
Mr. Forrest agreed to be the picker for tonight’s games, too, because even though he is a ruthless brute, he has a soft side for his old buddy from the ‘hood who is now running a Web site.
“Take the under (194) on the Heat-Wizards game. Gonna be like watching paint dry. I want to say take the Pacers and give the 4 1/2 points, because Philly sucks, but I wonder whether Indiana will tank this one. It’s meaningless for them. Just take the under (189 1/2). And take the under (208) in the Bucks-Nets game.”
There you have it, three picks — all unders.
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