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Saturday: How We Fared

Results of our predictions for Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018

Howard Gensler

Howard Gensler

Today began Mick McMudder’s tenure as BettorsInsider’s thoroughbred handicapper and he got off to a rousing start. His $1 trifecta bet in Parx 1 tanked, but his $5 win bet on 10-County Corrections paid $20. In Parx 5 his $5 exacta box of 5-Kingslayer and 7-Ringnecked finished out of the money. In Parx 7, he put $20 to win on 6-Strega Nonna. Strega Nonna won and paid $90 on that $20 bet. He lost his $1 trifecta wheel in the Aqueduct 8, which cost him $20, but two of his three $10 show bet recommendations came through - 9-Monongahela and 4- Bal Harbour finished 2nd and 3rd - paying $31 and $17.50 on those $10 bets. In Parx 9, Thatta Boy Girl was another McWinner, paying $5.20 on a $2 bet. Not a bad first day.

The NFL Degenerate moved to 3-0 since he started picking games for us. He thought that the Redskins +10 was too much and it was. The Titans beat the Skins 25-16. In the nightcap he had the playoff-bound Chargers giving 4.5 to the playoff-seeking Ravens, and the winning streak sadly ended. The Ravens won 22-10.

In the Saturday college basketball teaser, we won the first game as the St. Joe’s Hawks +1.5, beat Loyola-Chicago 45-42. It was a perfect teaser play as the Hawks were giving 3.5 and would have lost without the teaser points. Being a teaser, however, you have to win both games so we needed SMU at home to beat Cornell by at least 10. The Mustangs came through in a big way, beating the Big Red 81-53.

In the NHl, we sought a money line win from the Penguins +100 against the Hurricanes and they came through 3-0. We also needed the Maple Leafs +100 to cover a 1.5 goal against the Rangers and they won 5-3. Unfortunately, in the afternoon we went with the Flyers over Columbus, but the Blue Jackets tripped up Philly 4-3.

In Boop’s BoopProps, as to who would score the first TD in each of today’s two NFL games, he had the right Redskin with Michael Floyd (+8000), who came through with 4:28 to go in the 2nd quarter. Darn shame Titan Derrick Henry scored in the first quarter. In The Philly Props we thought 76er Jimmy Butler would go off against the Raptors and score 20 points or more. Instead, Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and JJ Reddick went off against Toronto in a 126-101 Sixers blowout. Even Furkan Korkmaz scored 16. Butler finished with 12 -- and 7 assists.