Shumpty’s Punt: NFL Championship Week

The NFL season is nearing its end and this week presents two excellent games in the battle for the NFC and AFC championships. I have been following the season closely and, despite the New York Jets not make the finals, have been very impressed with the games so far in finals month.

In the AFC the Manning led Denver Broncos host the Belichick coached New England Patriots. In the NFC last year’s a Super Bowl losing San Francisco 49ers travel to Seattle to face the Seahawks and their metaphorical 12th man.

Here are my tips for each game (commencing Monday morning Australia time):

AFC: New England Patriots to cover the line (+5.0 points) against the Denver Broncos

NFC: Seattle Seahawks to cover the line (-3.5 points) against the San Francisco 49ers

Both games will be willing encounters which, particularly the game in Seattle, could well be low scoring and dominated by defence which, for me, gets the Patriots and the Seahawks over the line.

Put both of those tips together in a multi and it will pay just short of $4. Can’t wait for the first game to start!

Shumpty’s Punt: Friday Fancy

No multi’s this week as I have been on the Great Ocean Road for a break. That said, it would not be a Friday without a sporting multi and here is 4 leg multi I feel quite confident about:

Leg 1: Boston Bruins to cover the line (-1.5 goals) against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the NHL.

Leg 2: Chicago Blackhawks to cover the line (-1.5 goals) against the Phoenix Coyotes in the NHL.

Leg 3: Indianapolis Colts to cover the line (-2.5 points) against the Tennessee Titans in the NFL.

Leg 4: Golden State Warriors to cover the line (-4.5 points) against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA.

The payout on this multi will be $24.66 for each dollar spent.

As always: good luck and good punting!