The EOG Octagon (EJD5277 v John Kelly)

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#1
The EOG Octagon is a head-to-head handicapping showdown featuring a winner-take-all purse of 2,500 bananas.

Each contestant provides 1,000 bananas to the prize pot with EOG supplying the added money.

The format is flexible.

This month, the participants have agreed to 40 plays over 31 days with the handicapper earning the most units being declared the winner.

All plays must land in the range of -200 to +200.

Contestants are allowed only one wager per event.

Contestants will post selections using prices and pointspreads from the following establishments: CRIS, Pinnacle, BetDSI, Westgate and William Hill.

Once a contestant posts a selection, neither the contestant nor the opponent can submit a play in the same game.

To make an official selection, each contestant must submit the following four pieces of information in the post: Betting number, team name, price/pointspread and available sports book.

The handicapper with the most units at the end of the month will be declared the winner.

At month's end, the winner stays on the court for the following month and the loser goes home.

I'll try to recruit ABUNDY, CHO, FAIR WARNING, HEIM, KANE, NUT6, PINNACLE420, SCOOPER, SVBETTOR, TOBY TYLER, VIEJO DINOSAUR and others for this space in 2019.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#2
I tried to recruit others to face EJD but to no avail.

Doubt we will have a problem recruiting contestants once football season begins in earnest.
 
#11
i'd give rail another shot

but i'm 3-1 against him...........plus after he lost to kelly he had a 60 day
bout with cancer which he now is healed

JESUS SAVES BUT OVECHKIN SCORES ON THE REBOUND


but i'll take next if you need anyone j/k or ejd
 
#15
Not interested in a 3-way contest.

Railbird vs. VD in a concurrent contest would be great theater though!
It would be but Rail would take one too many shots for my liking.....and I wouldn’t go for obscure tennis matches that are fixed to begin with...would play football and golf only.....
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#23
Final score: Dodgers 8 Padres 2.

Under bettors could not survive Will Smith's sixth-inning grand slam.

It was the rookie's sixth home run in only his 14th career game.
 

ejd_5277

EOG Dedicated
#26
Play #1:

Friday August 2, 2019:

1:20 PM CT/11:20 AM PT:

952 Chicago Cubs (-1.5) +145 (Davies/Quintana) @ Westgate

It was either this or lay some hefty chalk and take Cubs FF. Wind blowing in scared me off OVER, but Davies has been horrendous in 2 straight starts now and historically when he struggles it takes him a bit to get it straightened out.

I’ll roll the dice here that Quintana can go deep in this one.
 

ejd_5277

EOG Dedicated
#30
Play #2:

Friday August 2nd, 2019

7:05 PM ET/4:05 PM PT:

963 Toronto Blue Jays (-1.5) +118 (Font/Brooks) @ Pinnacle

The Blue Jay rookies are playing their hearts out and the results are finally showing the last week or so. Look for the middle of the order lefties to have some success vs. Brooks. Wilmer Font is Wilmer Font, but Brooks is a complete gas can.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#31
Play #1:

Friday August 2, 2019:

1:20 PM CT/11:20 AM PT:

952 Chicago Cubs (-1.5) +145 (Davies/Quintana) @ Westgate

It was either this or lay some hefty chalk and take Cubs FF. Wind blowing in scared me off OVER, but Davies has been horrendous in 2 straight starts now and historically when he struggles it takes him a bit to get it straightened out.

I’ll roll the dice here that Quintana can go deep in this one.
A beautiful break from the starting gate for EJD.

I need to tighten up my defense.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#32
Play #2:

Friday August 2nd, 2019

7:05 PM ET/4:05 PM PT:

963 Toronto Blue Jays (-1.5) +118 (Font/Brooks) @ Pinnacle

The Blue Jay rookies are playing their hearts out and the results are finally showing the last week or so. Look for the middle of the order lefties to have some success vs. Brooks. Wilmer Font is Wilmer Font, but Brooks is a complete gas can.
Forced to root for the gas can.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#35
Good news and bad news in this space for yours truly.

First, the bad news.

Four plays in, four miserable results.

The good news?

We still have 95% of the contest remaining.
 

ejd_5277

EOG Dedicated
#36
Plays #3-#5:

Tuesday August 6, 2019:

7:10 PM ET/4:10 PM PT:

965 Chicago White Sox (Gm2) +105 (Santiago/VerHagen) @ Westgate

967-968 Kansas City Royals-Boston Red Sox OVER 11 EV (Junis/Cashner) @ Westgate

6:45 PM PT:

957 Washington Nationals (-1.5) +145 (Sanchez/Menez) @ Westgate
 

ejd_5277

EOG Dedicated
#40
Plays #6-#7:

Thursday August 8, 2019

7:10 PM CT/5:10 PM PT:

965-966 Cleveland Indians-Minnesota Twins OVER 9 -104 (Clevinger/Gibson) @ Pinnacle

7:10 PM PT:

958 San Diego Padres -104 (Gray/Lauer) @ Pinnacle
 
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