Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cricket - 3rd Test Australia vs England

4 units on the draw @ $3.90 (betfair)
Frankly, both attacks look pretty poor and I have strong question marks whether either side is capable of taking 20 wickets in a match. Australia's in particular looks very pedestrian. Perth is not the fast bowlers paradise it used to be and there are usually plenty of runs to be scored here. Will probably trade this during the match.

4 units on Chris Tremlett to score more than 75.5 points @ $1.90 (sportsbet)
Points : 1 pt per run, 10 pts per catch, 20 pts per wicket

May well get a bit of bowling here with Anderson just back from the UK and Finn slightly leg weary. Is more than handy with the bat and this seems like a good value bet to me

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tiger's putting

I see the mainstream golf press has just caught on to what I alluded to months ago.

http://www.pgatour.com/2010/r/12/08/awtrey-woods-putter/index.html

http://mypuntingblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/problem-with-tiger.html

I actually thought he was just starting to get his flat stick sorted again prior to his Australian trip but it seems as if those greens at Victoria GC have really sapped his confidence again. And he wouldn't be the first one !!!!!

Golf - Australian PGA

Nick O'Hern to finish top 25, 5 units @ $2.00 (Sportingbet)
Hardly my favourite golfer in the world but excels at this course and in this tournalment. Another weak field and with 21 consecutive top 25s in Australia, I'm happy to cop the evens that he will make it 22.

Top 25 never in doubt.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Golf - Australian Open

Adam Scott - 2 units to win @ $7 (Sportingbet)
Bobby Gates, 1 unit to win @ $126 (Flem Sports Bet)
Bobby Gates, 1.5 units to finish top 25 @ $4 (Sportsbet)

Its been raining cats and dogs in Sydney the last few days which means the long hitters really come into play this week.
The Lakes has never really placed a premium on accuracy anyway and this will be even more evident with the wet conditions.

We're looking for players that hit the ball high and long and both Scott and Gates fit the bill. Both play on the US Tour where pitch and putt courses abound and I'm tipping this week will be very similar.

Both have some putting queries and even though the course has been redeveloped, the greens aren't exactly going to be Royal Melbourne or Augusta in quality in terms of slopes and quickness so I don't think they are going to be too much of a test.

Scott is coming off some white hot form of recent weeks and in all fairness this field is again fairly thin in terms of quality. Gates has some good form down under and I think he is a very promising player who could do some nice things on the main US tour next year.

I also give Baddeley and Senden some chance but both appear to be under the odds for mine.

Small profit made with Gates finishing top 25