Shumpty’s Punt: Another multi?

I know I proclaimed via twitter that I was retiring from tipping a sports multi each week. I lied! I can not resist thinking about sport during the week and I have again found myself focused on finding a winning multi bet this week. I promise that if this multi falls again at the first hurdle I will retire. I hope that I do not put the mocker on your team this week by selecting them in this multi:

Leg 1: Manly Sea Eagles to cover the line (-2.5 points) against the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the NRL at $1.92.

Leg 2: Queensland Reds to cover the line (-6.5 points) against the Auckland Blues in the Super 15 at $1.92.

Leg 3: Boston Celtics to defeat the New York Knicks in the NBA at $1.66.

Leg 4: Central Cheetahs to cover the line (-11.5 points) against the Southern Kings in the Super 15 at $1.92.

Leg 5: Canterbury Crusaders to cover the line (-22.5 points) against the Melbourne Rebels in the Super 15 at $1.92.

Total payout: $22.55 per dollar spent.

Declaration of interest: I have wagered $25 on this bet.

Warning: Please gamble responsibly. If you do not have the cash do not have a bet: it is as simple as that. If you feel like you have a problem please stick your hand up and seek assistance.

Have a great weekend: there is plenty of sport to watch afterall!

Shumpty’s Punt: the Weekend Multi

Another weekend and another loss of a multi in the first leg has not lowered by enthusiasm for this weekend’s multi which is as follows:

Leg 1: Los Angeles Angels to defeat the Houston Astros covering the line (-1.5 runs) in the MLB on Saturday morning ($2.10).

Leg 2: Auckland Blues to defeat the Hurricanes covering the line (-2.5 points) in the Super 15 on Saturday evening ($1.92).

Leg 3: Canberra Raiders to defeat the NZ Warriors covering the line (-6.0 points) in the NRL on Saturday evening ($1.92).

Leg 4: Cheetahs to cover the line against the Bulls (+5.5 points) in the Super 15 on Sunday morning ($1.92).

This multi will pay just under $15. In the interests of full disclosure I have invested $25.

Good luck, good punting and as always gamble responsibly.

Shumpty’s Punt: the weekend sports multi

It is has been a little while since I posted a weekend multi.  The fact is I was getting a little sick of being out of running on the multi bet after its first leg so banished myself to the wood shed for a couple of weeks to have long think about my betting strategy.  Getting the Mark Webber bet up two weekends ago made me start thinking about a multi again and a busy week of work got in the way of posting a multi last weekend.

If you are still reading after that self indulgent preamble, here is my sports multi for this week:

Leg 1: Melbourne Victory to defeat the Perth Glory in round one of the finals of the A League at home ($1.73)

Leg 2: Cronulla Sharks to cover the line (-5.5 points) against the Parramatta Eels at Parramatta Stadium in the NRL ($1.92)

Leg 3: Hurricanes to cover the line (-6.5 points) against the Waratahs at Westpac Stadium in the Super 15 ($1.92)

Leg 4: Pune Warriors to defeat the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL ($1.70)

Leg 5: Stormers to defeat the Cheetahs at Free State Stadium in the Super 15 ($1.45)

All up this multi should pay over the $15 mark for every dollar invested (odds taken from sportsbet.com.au) and in the interests of full disclosure I have confess I have wagered $50 this week on this bet.

As always, please gamble within your means and responsibly.