Super Bowl Sunday (or Monday): Best Bet

One of the biggest days of the sporting calendar is upon us. Today the Seattle Seahawks take on the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.
 I have to say that I am NY Jets fan and it has been a sad season for us. The only silver lining to that fact (and the fact that the Jets have been out of the season for some time) is that I have been able to take a close look at the final series this year more than most years.
 I am very keen on the Seattle Seahawks in this fixture. I know the Patriots have Brady but I sense they have been distracted this fortnight with all that has gone on in “Deflategate”.
 The Seahawks have had a near perfect preparation and are the defending champions. They are the unquestioned best defensive unit in the NFL.
 Defence wins big matches like this and if the Seahawks defence get to Brady I can’t see the Patriots having a plan B to turn to.
 To me, therefore, the best bet is the Seahawks to win this one straight out. I will be taken the $2 on offer for this result.
 The other bet type of interest for me is the total game score. Last year I took the “under” mark and lost after Seahawks ran away with the game. Both of these teams can score points and that has been leaning towards the “over” bet with the median line 47.5 points.
 Enjoy Super Bowl Sunday (or Monday) wherever you are watching. If you are having a bet: good luck!!!
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Shumpty’s Punt: Super Bowl Special

The Super Bowl kicks off at 9am Brisbane time on Monday morning.  I have really enjoyed the season of the NFL, the New York Jets form notwithstanding, and now we are at the pointy end it comes down to the two best sides in the competition battling it out for the spoils of the Super Bowl.  One team, the Seattle Seahawks, is the best defensive team in the NFL and the other team, the Denver Broncos, is the best offensive team in the NFL. All of which will make for a very interesting finale to the 2013/14 season.

I have been impressed with the play of the Seattle Seahawks all season and I see no reason to doubt they will defy the current odds, and the weight of sentiment support chafing for a Manning led Denver Bronco victory.  I am tipping the Seahawks to win. To be on the safe side though, I will be taking the 1.5 line available.

This encounter though is unlikely to a free flowing and high scoring affair given the likely weather conditions and the fact that the Seahawks have proven themselves to be absolute masters of shutting down an opposition and that being the case I do not expect the teams to get anywhere the “above / below” points line which is currently set at 47.5 points.

That being the case, my Super Bowl best bet is a double of these two suggested bets as follows :

Seattle Seahawks to cover the line (+1.5 points) into a total points score of less than 47.5 points.

On this double is paying $3.60.

This will be a fascinating battle.  If you are having a bet: good luck! If not: sit back and enjoy one of the great days in the annual sporting calendar.

Shumpty’s Punt: some weekend fancies and a sports multi

I have not been punting much of late but have done a fairly close examination of the form this weekend and have a couple of fancies at Doomben and sports multi that I am keen on.

Horse Racing


Race 6 Number 2 Doubtful Jack

Race 10 Number 3 Dolly Dolly

Sports Multi

Leg 1: On Saturday in the NBA the Miami Heat to cover the line against the Indiana Pacers (-2.5 points) at $1.92

Leg 2: Also on Saturday in the NBA the New York Knicks to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks at $1.48

Leg 3: In the early hours of Sunday morning in the EPL QPR to defeat Norwich at $1.95

Leg 4: Also in the early hours of Sunday morning in the EPL Arsenal to defeat Stoke at $1.44

Leg 5: Finally it is Super Bowl weekend and it would not be a weekend multi without a Super Bowl bet for Monday morning and in that came I like the San Francisco 49ers to cover the line against the Baltimore Ravens (+3.5 points) at $1.89.

All up this multi will return $15.10 (all odds from

Good luck and good punting.