Tuesday, October 6, 2015

H&H's 2015 MLB Playoff Picks

As I sit here watching the Yankees play in the American League wild card game against the Astros to open up play in the 2015 MLB postseason, I realize I have some skin in this. For the first time in a long time, the Mets will be playing playoff baseball against the Dodgers. Pitching galore in this series.
I think the Mets have a chance, but they are going to need to get timely hits and their middle relief is going to be key. I trust the starters and Familia to do what they do, the offense needs to do enough. That's all, enough. The Dodgers have studs, so they will keep it close. Mets win in 5.
Here are my picks for the 2015 MLB Postseason:

National League

Mets over Dodgers
Cubs over Cardinals

Mets over Cubs

American League

Blue Jays over Rangers
Royals over Astros

Blue Jays over Royals

Mets over Blue Jays

Who did you think I was going to take?

Fantasy baseball was good to me again this year. I won one league and came in second in the other. Not too bad.

Here's to an exciting playoffs!

Until next time.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Week 4 NFL Picks

Traveling today, so it's going to be short and sweet. (HOME TEAM IN CAPS):

Jets (-2.5) vs. DOLPHINS
COLTS (-9.5) vs. Jaguars
Giants (+5.5) vs. BILLS
Panthers (-3) vs. BUCCANEERS
Eagles (-3) vs. REDSKINS
Raiders (-3.5) vs. BEARS
FALCONS (-5.5) vs. Texans
Chiefs (+3.5) vs. BENGALS
CHARGERS (-7) vs. Browns
Packers (-7.5) vs. 49ERS
Vikings (+7) vs. BRONCOS
SAINTS (-3.5) vs. Cowboys
SEAHAWKS (-10) vs. Lions

This week: 0-1
Last week: 7-9
Season: 20-28-1

Until next time.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Week 4 Quick Pick

This is a quick one, as the name states.

STEELERS (+3) vs. Ravens
I like the Ravens in this one, because there is no way they go to 0-4. No way. I know Big Ben is out and LeVeon Bell is back for the Steelers, but this game is close. Give me the Ravens to win, 17-16. Steelers get the backdoor cover.

Until next time.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Week 3 NFL Picks

I am going to be watching October baseball with more than a casual eye for the first time in almost nine years. The Mets are the 2015 NL East Champs and have clinched a first round match-up with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The only unsettled issue is who has home field advantage. This Mets team is something special. It has a chance to make a little run way ahead of schedule. This was supposed to be their priming year, meaning get Harvey back up to speed, and develop some young guys. That all changed at the trade deadline, when the Mets had a trade that sent Zach Wheeler and Wilmer Flores to the Brewers for Carlos Gomez. The infamous night where Wilmer Flores started to cry on the field was the turning point of the season for the Mets in my opinion. The trade fell through and the Mets had a heart breaking loss with rain delays and blown saves, and everythping looked like it was going to be typical Mets stuff, but then Sandy Aldersen pulls a last minute deal with the Tugers and Yoenis Cespedes is now a Met. What?!? And from that point, the last two months have been a tremendous ride. They went from 3 games down to  clinching the division. I think it was the game where they were down 7-1 to the Nationals, and came back and completely bitch slapped the Nats, that showed me this team had some special mojo this year. Now hopefully that can continue in the playoffs. Let's go Mets!!

Now, to the reason you all came by this morning. (HOME TEAM IN CAPS):

COWBOYS (+1.5) vs. Falcons
The Falcons have to lose eventually, and today is the day. The Cowboys will not miss Romo in this game.

Colts (-3.5) vs. TITANS
The Colts get off the schnide today and finally win a game against a divisional rival.

BROWNS (-3.5) vs. Raiders
There's some stat about the Raiders coming east and losing 98,123,257 games in a row at 1pm. I'm too lazy to look it up. Just know it exists.

RAVENS (-2.5) vs. Bengals
The Ravens have to win today or it's big time trouble down in Baltimore. Andy Dalton underwhelms in this one.

Jaguars (+13.5) vs. PATRIOTS
Points. I like the points. Pats still win easily.

Saints (+10) vs. PANTHERS
Even without Drew Brees the Saints keep this close. Give me the points.

JETS (-1) vs. Eagles
The Eagles offense does not get going this week again. The Jets are a little banged up, so look for a close game with some turnovers. Overall, I think this might be one of the sloppiest games of the week. Jets win 24-21.

Buccaneers (+7) vs. TEXANS
Too many points. Texans win, just too many points for a team with Ryan Mallett at QB.

VIKINGS (-1) vs. Chargers
Chargers coming east is sort of equivalent to the Raiders. Just not as bad. Vikings win this one easily.

Steelers (-1) vs. RAMS
This is an interesting game. The Steelers defense is weak, but so is the Rams offense. Steelers win easily.

CARDINALS (+6.5) vs. 49ers
The Niners might not be that good this year. The Cardinals on the other hand are, so with that, give me the Cardinals.

Bills (+2.5) vs. DOLPHINS
The Dolphins are not going to be as good as they look on paper. They never are or will be. Rex and company take it to them today.

SEAHAWKS (-14.5) vs. Bears
Seattle is 0-2 and the Bears stink. Welcome back Cam Chancellor and a home opener for the Seahawks, and you have a blowout.

LIONS (+3) vs. Broncos
The Lions have to win eventually, and the Broncos have to lose eventually. Why not tonight?

PACKERS (-7) vs. Chiefs
The Packers win this easily and show why they are the one of the best teams in the NFC.

This Week: 0-1
Last Week: 7-9
Season: 13-19-1

Here's to another good week in fantasy and real life football!

Until next time.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Week 3 Quick Pick

Redskins (+3) vs. GIANTS
It's about to get ugly in New York for the Giants. Especially Eli and Coughlin after tonight's ugly showing. I hope I'm wrong, but I just don't see the Giants being any good. Redskins are able to run the ball with ease and beat the G-Men, 28-14.

Until next time.