Saturday, October 18, 2008

Vox Pix (7)

Good slump-busting to you, my fellow gamblers, and welcome to bounce-back weekend '08. Miss Losing Streak has found me, fucked me, and wears my love mockingly (like a see through dress). The Vox has been completely exposed, and is undeserving of his premier mantra. I have given all our profits back to the book, as I am now 7-7-2 this football season. And anything less than 53% in this business means you are a loser because the Crookie is eating us up with the vig. I'm so cold I almost lost the reunion bet, thanks to my unsteady hand with a razor.

The Texans pulled out the win over Miami as I suspected, but missed an easy chance to cover the spread when saftey Eugene Wilson intercepted Pennington in Dolphins territory with three minutes left and Houston leading, and then fumbled it back to Miami. That's unlucky, and I can live with that.

What I can't live with is my bad call on the Niners, maybe the worst NFL wager of my career. I set my own lines for the games each week, and then I check my spreads against the actuals. I figured San Fran at +3.5. So, at +5.5, I really liked them. And a few days before the game, one of the best handicapping syndicates in the country revealed the Niners-Easgles contest as an oddsmaker error. This crew, out of Baltimore, has only made eleven NFL wagers in the past two years, and they are 10-1. They don't release their picks to the public, but a former offshore sportsbook owner, Steve Budhin, has access to their information and then sells their plays for $70 on Now I don't buy picks but I just assumed they also liked San Fran. So I used them as one of my picks of the week. Of course, after the Eagles covered, I learned that the smart money had in fact been on Philadelphia and I was a very humbled handicapper. That B-more bunch is 12-1, and the Vox made a sucker bet.

Today, I get back to my winning ways with a college winner below. Also, I'm flirting with Bernard Hopkins at +300. I don't know much about Boxing, but everyone knows Hopkins is a smart fighter. Has Pavlik ever fought a smart fighter? I expect a good fight tonight.

Missouri (+4.5) over Texas
If you want to play the money line on this one, you have my blessing. I actually like the Tigers outright, a prime-time road warrior underdog against the top-ranked, inflated Longhorns. Chase Daniel, coming home to his native Texas in Missoura black. Get yours, Chase!

Last week: 0-0
Season: 1-2


Colts (-1) over Green Bay
Browns (+7.5) over Washington

Last week: 0-2
Season: 6-5-2

Who is the Vox?

SamVox is not a professional handicapper, but a premier one. He has been gambling his entire adult life and has experienced every sickening turn and nasty twist of fate that occurs during a football season. What distinguishes the Vox is his amazing intuition, astoundingly long memory, attention to detail and preparation, aversion to propaganda and access to the industry's sharpest bettors. He is a two time Pick'Em champion and went 20-12-2 against the spread with his Vox Pix in 2007. His critically-dismissed Vox in the Box column also appears here at