Hey mate just wondering what your tips are for the opening lines on the three opening night games? At this stage I'm leaning the Celts to open well against Talent Beach. My guess is the line will be -2 Bos. What about the other games, what's your guesses?
SEASON PASS IS UP!
Let's rock, VB!!
Thanks Dan for putting it together.
Good luck this season!
Hey Dan, are you going to be coming out with a NBA season package this year? I've been looking, but haven't seen one. Looking forward for the season to start!
It's gonna be a fun one! In an effort to consolidate threads, let's just close this blog down for a week, then I'll get things going for NBA again.
In the meantime, let's just shoot the sh** in my daily forum thread or in the NFL blog.
Maintaining 3 or 4 different threads (if you count the podcast one) can be a little time-consuming for me :)
Can't for the season to start. Will be following you all year. I know it's a little late, but sorry for you loss, Dan.
I'll be reading this entire preview probably this weekend when I have some free time.
Oh, and sorry guys for not finishing this blog...I'm afraid, at this point, time would be better spent prepping by breaking down late pre-season box scores than typing up the remainder of the teams.
Of course, I couldn't have ever predicted dealing with tragedy, but so it goes. You all understand, I imagine.
So, with that, I think I'll basically close this thread down -- hit me up with NBA or MLB Postseason questions in my daily threads for the next week, and then...
THE FIRST REGULAR SEASON NBA BLOG will arrive.
Sure thing, MHayes!
Uplay, that link was to a personal site I have where I physically write the blogs that I then publish here on Pregame. It's purely for archival purposes, so Pregame is still the ONLY real destination.
Dan is there another spot where you have a daily NBA blog or something close to that? thanks
Perfect - thanks Dan!
mhayes - thank you, as well, for the condolences. I almost wish I was the closest to this guy, because then, at least, I could say that the worst of it is over, but the atmosphere around here is still pretty grim. But, again, time heals all wounds.
Here's a link to a list of every NBA play I made last year. You can see I got off to a rather poor start (strangely), but after a month of scuffling things really settled in.
Also, you'll see some unit changes near the end of the season. That's when I became a "full Pro" here at Pregame, and sizes changed a tad. I don't believe it altered the results much, and do keep in mind that the average bet size was about 0.8 units, so multiply the final "unit gain" by about 2.5x to compare it to what most people do, which is an average unit size of 2*.
Let me know if that makes sense, I'm here to help in any way I can.
Oh, and I will DEFINITELY have an NBA package up soon, I just don't know precisely when :)
Hey Dan - Sorry for your loss.
Are you going to be offering an NBA season package? When your life returns to some normalcy, can you send me your spreadsheet for last year's NBA? I know you're the man for NBA but I'd like to take a little closer look at your handicapping style before signing up. Thanks!
bump... 10 days til the season kicks off!
Sorry to hear about your friend Dan. All the best luck.