EOG's Grand Challenge presented by BetDSI (PUCKHANDLER is our February contest)

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#1
Rules:

  1. Contestant will post 30 plays in 30 days (one play per day) starting the first of the month.
  2. Games must be played within a 30-day time frame.
  3. Major North American team sports only: NFL, NCAAF, NHL, NBA, NCAAB, MLB, MLS, CFL and WNBA.
  4. Full-game sides and totals -110 or LOWER.
  5. Contestants are graded against Pinnacle numbers at the time of post.
  6. Must hit 60% or better to be declared a winner of the $1,000 prize.
  7. Cannot play both sides of the same game.
 
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#11
5-3 Pens final.

Ironically, puck handling is not a highly sought after skill nowadays.
Game has changed. It’s all about speedily passing the puck forward following a system.

Fun fact, once in minor hockey my coach compared my penalty killing puck handling skills to Max Bentley.
Coach Jack was old. And I never saw Max Bentley play. So thanks I guess
 
#14
are regulation bets allowed? for instance today New Jersey was +.5 -110 for 60 min regulation. these are my most common wager, but as for this competition will I be able to play these?
 
#15
are regulation bets allowed? for instance today New Jersey was +.5 -110 for 60 min regulation. these are my most common wager, but as for this competition will I be able to play these?
While JK enjoys his daily CR siesta, I personally would interpret the rule stated above as “full game” means including OT.

Also Puckhandler, what are your thoughts regarding Patrick Laine who has scored zero goals and just 6 points in 2019?
This 6’5” 206 lbs Fin was a prolific offensive machine before this sudden retreat.
 
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John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#18
are regulation bets allowed? for instance today New Jersey was +.5 -110 for 60 min regulation. these are my most common wager, but as for this competition will I be able to play these?

Why not?

Let's do it.

In this competition, it's the player against the house so we go by the spirit of the law.
 
#19
While JK enjoys his daily CR siesta, I personally would interpret the rule stated above as “full game” means including OT.

Also Puckhandler, what are your thoughts regarding Patrick Laine who has scored zero goals and just 6 points in 2019?
This 6’5” 206 lbs Fin was a prolific offensive machine before this sudden retreat.

Laine's playing very tentative the longer this slump goes, however I am not too concerned. I have never seen a more streakier player in all my years following hockey.
 
#20
Back on track with back to back wins. I don't think there is a more excruciating wager in sports than an under wager in hockey where you need teams to go scoreless in the remaining minutes of a game.
 
#28
play #6

Boston Bruins -.5 +101 regulation vs New York Islanders

NY Islanders have acquired points in every road game since Dec 20 in a 4-2 loss in Vegas. the streak has to end sometime. Bruins need to win in regulation for this wager to cash.
 
#29
Boston takes care of business winning 3-1. Need to string together some wins now. Only 2 NHL games Wednesday. Might have to play a basketball game.

Record 3-3
 
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