Monday, May 31, 2010

Organization of the Week

This "week's" organization is: Feeding America. The website for more information and to donate can be found at: http://feedingamerica.org/.

Mission Statement
Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Our mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.

Executive Compensation (Courtesy BBB)
Chief Executive : Vicki Escarra, President and CEO
Compensation: $333,743

Financial Ratings (Courtesy BBB)
Percentage of money received going to programs: 97.7%

Overall, another efficiently run organization serving the needs of America. My only thought is I would like to see the executive compensation come down a little bit.

Monday Plays

PIT 1st 5 Innings 127 (1.5) [BetJM]
SF 1st 5 Innings -105 (1.2) [BetJM]
CLE 1st 5 Innings 219 (2.3) [BetJM]
SEA 1st 5 Innings 106 (2) [BetJM]

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday Plays

HOU 1st 5 Innings 187 1.2 [BetJM]
COL 1st 5 Innings -108 1.2 [BetJM]
CLE 1st 5 Innings 220 2.3 [BetJM]
BAL 1st 5 Innings 160 1.4 [BetJM]
KC 1st 5 Innings 250 1.1 [BetJM]
CHW 1st 5 Innings 160 1.2 [BetJM]

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Record Update

Week Results
7-7-6 (+1.98 units; ROI: 7.443%)

YTD Results
129-187-19 (-36.25 units; ROI: -6.98%)

Saturday Plays

BAL 1st 5 Innings 168 (1) [5Dimes]
CLE 1st 5 Innings 252 (1.4) [5Dimes]
TEX 1st 5 Innings 115 (1.3) [BetJM]
OAK 1st 5 Innings 114 (2.4) [BetJM]
CHW 1st 5 Innings 135 (2.2) [BetJM]

Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday Plays

All for 5 Innings.
FLA -118 (1.3) [5Dimes]
LAD +143 (1.2) [BetJM]
SF -131 (1.2) [BetJM]
CLE +215 (1.1) [BetJM]
OAK +102 (1.3) [BetJM]
KC +175 (1.1) [BetJM]
TEX +111 (1.1) [BetJM]

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wednesday Plays

NYM +120 1H (1.1) [BetJM]
SEA -110 1H (1.6) [SIA]

Update:
I think I messed up and didn't click confirm on my SEA bet. Also it was posted late, so the SEA bet probably won't count.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tuesday Plays

NYM +120 1H (1.2) [SIA]
HOU +150 1H (1.3) [5Dimes]
BOS +102 1H (1.4) [BetJM]
MIN +102 1H (1.1) [BetJM]
SEA +110 1H (1.3) [BetJM]

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Record Update

Week Results
11-26-3 (-28.97 units; ROI: -40.9%)
FML.FML.FML.

YTD Results
122-180-13 (-38.23 units; ROI: -7.76%)
FML.

I will not be making interleague plays. If I don't kill myself before regular plays resume, there will be 5in plays only from now on (gotta do something to mix it up).

Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Plays

NYM +146 1st 5 Innings (1.9) [BetJM]
HOU +161 1st 5 Innings (2) [BetJM]
CHC +143 1st 5 Innings (1.5) [BetJM]
FLA +105 1st 5 Innings (1.9) [BetJM]
MIL +158 1st 5 Innings (1.8) [BetJM]
SD +156 1st 5 Innings (1.1) [BetJM]

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday Plays

HOU +135 (1) [Matchbook]
SF -165 (4.6) [Matchbook]
SD +149 (1.6) [Matchbook]
SEA +115 1st 5 Innings (2.1) [BetJM]
TBA +113 (1.6) [Matchbook]
BAL +137 1st 5 Innings (1.3) [BetJM]
CHW -120 (1.4) [Matchbook]

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

MLB Record Update

So since I've been getting pretty rocked this year in baseball (down about 25+ units right now) I decided to do a little results oriented look at the plays thus far.

Best ROI by Team:
San Diego Padres and Detroit Tigers

Worst ROI by Team:
Oakland Athletics

Best ROI by units per play:
1.6-1.9

Worst ROI by units per play:
0.5-1.0 and 2.6-4.6 (small sample size)

Best ROI by odds offered:
(-123) -- (+114)

Worst ROI by odds offered (small sample sizes):
(-195) -- (-139) and (+158) -- (+296)

So, what does any of this mean? Probably nothing. I guess we'll see what it looks like at the end of the season.
My biggest concern right now is that I'm not sure that I am making +EV plays, especially with the inability to beat closing lines consistently.

Wednesday Plays

PIT +149 (1.8) [Bookmaker]
HOU +107 (1.7) [BetJM]
SF +140 (2.3) [BetJM]
SD +108 (2) [BetJM]
TBA +138 (1.2) [BetJM]
CLE -120 (1.4) [BetJM]

Added Plays
BAL +158 1st 5 Innings (1.1) [BetJM]
CHW -145 (1.3) [SIA]
SEA -120 1st 5 Innings (1.4) [BetJM]

Tuesday Plays

ATL +100 1st 5 Innings (1.3) [BetJM]
COL -102 Game (3.7) [Matchbook]
HOU +185 Game (2.1) [SIA]
BOS +182 1st 5 Innings (1.6) [BetJM]
KC -115 1st 5 Innings (1.7) [SIA]
TEX -123 Game (1.1) [Matchbook]

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Monday Plays

PIT Game 204 1.4 [5Dimes]
NYM Game 133 1.5 [5Dimes]
FLA Game -144 1.5 [5Dimes]
COL Game 135 2.2 [5Dimes]
SD Game 111 1.2 [5Dimes]
HOU Game 154 2.7 [5Dimes]
CLE Game 190 1.2 [5Dimes]

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sunday Plays

NYM Game 168 (1.2) [Matchbook]
PIT Game 224 (1.7) [5Dimes]
SD Game 104 (2.2) [5Dimes]
DET Game 139 (1.7) [5Dimes]
OAK Game 151 (2.7) [5Dimes]

NBA
PHX Series +310 (1) [Matchbook]

Record Update

MLB
Week Results
23-19-2 (+12.4 units; ROI: 16.44%)

YTD Results
111-154-10 (-9.25 units; ROI: -2.19%)

Saturday Plays

I forgot to post these last night...most of the lines have moved, some better, some not.

PIT Game 220 (1.6) [5Dimes]
PHI Game 100 (1.1) [Matchbook]
NYM Game 111 (1.4) [5Dimes]
ATL Game -195 (3.1) [Matchbook]
SD Game 114 (2.4) [5Dimes]
MIN Game 120 (1.2) [5Dimes]
SEA Game 200 (2) [Matchbook]
CLE Game 131 (1.7) [5Dimes]
OAK Game 128 (3.1) [Matchbook]
WAS GM1 Game 236 (1.2) [Matchbook]

Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday Plays

PIT Game 195 (1.2) [SuperBook]/[Sportsbook.com]
STL Game -122 (1.2) [SuperBook]/[Sportsbook.com]
NYM Game 123 (1.5) [5Dimes]
ATL Game -123 (1.9) [BetJM]
WAS 1st 5 Innings 210 (1.2) [BetJM]
HOU 1st 5 Innings 130 (1.4) [BetJM]
CLE Game 107 (1.1) [SuperBook]/[Sportsbook.com]
DET Game 113 (1.8) [5Dimes]
MIN Game 160 (2.1) [5Dimes]
SEA 1st 5 Innings 162 (2.4) [BetJM]
KC 1st 5 Innings 123 (1.4) [BetJM]
OAK Game 107 (2.8) [5Dimes]

So that's pretty much every single game.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Thursday Plays

SD +150 (1.9) [SuperBook]/[Sportsbook.com]
There's also a 9c arb at [BetJM] (max to win 300).

Added Plays
DET +125 (1.7) [SIA]
HOU +282 (1.2) [Matchbook]
COL -181 (1.8) [Matchbook]

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Organization of the Week

The Organization of the Week is: International Children's Fund. The website to donate and for more details can be found at: http://www.icfaid.com/

Mission Statement
The International Children’s Fund has come to the aid of needy children worldwide since 1987. The monetary and material gifts of our donors have helped us distribute life-saving food, clothing, and medicine across the African continent. We have also supported the construction of orphanages, churches, schools and vocational training centers, drilled water wells to provide safe drinking water, and established agricultural projects.

Executive Compensation (From Charity Navigator)
David J. Bruenning (President, CEO, Founder): $28,000

Financial Ratings (From Charity Navigator)
Percentage of money received going to programs: 97.7%

Overall, seems like an efficiently run organization with very low administrative and fundraising costs.

Wednesday Plays

OAK +117 (1.4) [Matchbook]
TBA -107 (1.1) [BetJM]
FLA +113 (2.8) [Matchbook]/[5Dimes]
SD +156 (1.1) [Matchbook]
TOR +108 (1.4) [Matchbook]

Monday, May 10, 2010

Organization of the Week

Back by popular demand (ok not really)...The Organization of the Week is returning!

If you were here last time this ran, it was a more or less mandatory donation to get picks. This time, however, there is no obligation.
For past organizations of the week see here: Link.

About once a week, I am going to try and profile a charitable organization for you guys. Feel free to make suggestions for the next one. I will be primarily focused on humanitarian aid. Not to say that environmental, animal, or education charities aren't worth it, but those things really don't matter if you don't have food/water/shelter/basic needs.

I'll be looking into the finances of the organization as well as the cause, with a ton of help from Charity Navigator. Some organizations may have religious ties, others may not. I don't discriminate.

Enjoy and give if you would like. It's worth it.

Tuesday Plays

FLA +106 (2) [Matchbook]
HOU +205 (1.5) [5Dimes]
SD +144 (1.7) [Matchbook]
TBA -108 (2.1) [BetJM]

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Monday Plays

ATL -138 (1.8) [BetJM]
COL -109 (1.5) [BetJM]
LAD -115 (1.8) [Bookmaker]
DET +115 (1.3) [BetJM]
TBA -150 (1.9) [BetJM]

Got rocked by line movement. fml.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Record Update

MLB
Week Results
10-24-0 (-15.46 units; ROI: -27.3%)

YTD Results
88-130-7 (-14.26 units; ROI: -4.22%)


Sorry, for some reason 5/7 results were not included. Unfortunately that was a 0-4-1 day.

MLB
Week Results
10-29-1 (-22.86 units; ROI: -35.2%)

YTD Results
88-135-8 (-21.66 units; ROI: -6.26%)

Sunday Plays

CIN +118 (1.8) [5Dimes]
ATL +181 (1.9) [5Dimes]
OAK +133 (1.1) [5Dimes]
SEA -106 (2) [5Dimes]
BOS -116 (1.1) [Matchbook]

Friday, May 7, 2010

Saturday Plays

Atlanta Braves +140 for Game (2.5) [BetJM]
St Louis Cardinals -173 for Game (1.2) [BetJM]
Colorado Rockies +104 for Game (4.6) [BetJM]
Cleveland Indians +134 for Game (1.1) [BetJM]
Boston Red Sox +125 for Game (1) [BetJM]
Seattle Mariners -131 for Game (3.1) [BetJM]

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Friday Plays

COL +155 (1.7) [Bookmaker]
OAK +143 (1.7) [Bookmaker]

Added Plays
SF +105 1st 5 Innings (1.4) [5Dimes]
CLE -105 1st 5 Innings (1) [5Dimes]
TOR +103 1st 5 Innings (1.1) [BetJM]
SEA -124 Game (1.5) [Matchbook]

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Thursday Plays

STL +210 (1.7) [BetJM]
HOU +123 (1.4) [BetJM]
SEA +130 (1) [Bookmaker]

Added Plays
San Francisco +122 (1.1) [Matchbook]
MIL +117 (1.1) [Matchbook]
PIT +170 1st 5 Innings (2) [Bookmaker]
KC +135 1st 5 Innings (2.4) [BetJM]
BAL +191 1st 5 Innings (1) [Matchbook]

Wednesday Plays

STL -114 (1.8) [Matchbook]
HOU -103 (3.3) [Matchbook]

Monday, May 3, 2010

Tuesday Plays

NYM +117 (1.1) [BetJM]
SD -138 (1.3) [BetJM]
CLE +115 (1.7) [Bookmaker]
BAL +210 (1.2) [BetJM]
SEA +130 (1.8) [Bookmaker]

Monday Plays

NYM +136 (1.9) [Matchbook]
SD +132 (1.7) [Matchbook]
BAL +296 (1.7) [Matchbook]
CLE -105 (1.5) [Matchbook]

NBA
I like SAS (series) at +125, but not at its current +112, so if it trends back up, take it for 1 unit.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday Plays

WAS +186 (1.1) [Matchbook]
DET +101 (1.4) [Matchbook]
SD -101 (2) [Matchbook]
HOU +162 (.8) [Matchbook]
HOU +159 1st 5 Innings (.9) [BetJM]
PIT +224 (.9) [Matchbook]
PIT +210 1st 5 Innings (.9) [BetJM]
CLE 1st 5 Innings (1.7) [BetJM]
KC 1st 5 Innings (2.6) [BetJM]

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Record Update

MLB
Week Results
23-32-2 (+4.48 units; ROI: 4.771%)

YTD Results
78-106-7 (+1.2 units; ROI: 0.426%)

NBA
Playoff Series
1-1-0 (+1.6 units; ROI: 40%)

Playoff Games (I'm a fool)
2-4-0 (-1.92 units; ROI: -32%)

YTD
59-60-3 (-6.57 units; ROI: -3.77%)

Saturday Plays

HOU +170 (1) [SuperBook]/[Sportsbook.com]
NYM +199 (1.2) [Matchbook]
WAS +141 (1) [SuperBook]/[Sportsbook.com]
SD +118 (2.6) [Matchbook]
OAK +106 (1.4) [SuperBook]/[Sportsbook.com]

Added Plays
ARI -110 1st 5 Innings (1.1) [BetJM]
HOU +163 1st 5 Innings (1) [5Dimes]
PIT +165 1st 5 Innings (1.5) [BetJM]
KC +225 1st 5 Innings (1.6) [Bookmaker]
BAL +151 1st 5 Innings (1) [BetJM]