Wednesday, January 28, 2009

It’s all in the Cards - Money's Superbowl thoughts

I am taking the Arizona Cardinals to beat the Steelers in the Superbowl. You have to figure out what you think will happen based on what you believe is true and make your prop bets to back that up. So let’s start with a couple of Money assumptions. I am not a big fan of Big Ben. I think he is good, but getting way too much credit. He was horrible in the previous superbowl the Steelers won, throwing 2 interceptions and 9 completions. He is capable of making plays when he steps out of the pocket, but he is also capable of doing some dumb things too and turning the ball over. I am just not buying Big Ben and that offense. I am also not buying Hines Ward. I think he is hurt and won’t be effective. If you want to buy anyone on the Steelers, take Heath Miller the dependable TE who will get involved with Ward down.

Their defense is for real but this high powered offense from Az will make them work. They will surely blitz Warner, but he has shown he is capable of getting rid of the ball quickly. The cardinals will not be able to run on the Steelers D.

Who is my Money player? Anquan Boldin! Bet on everything he does. He has a lot to prove and he will shine. He needs a new contract and an a new image after attacking his offensive coordinator vs. the Eagles. The Steelers will look to stop Fitzgerald and they will do a pretty good job containing him, but he will still get his yards; 8 catches for 88 yards and a TD. The special attention to Fitz will leave my man open for a career day. Boldin will go for 12 catches and 142 yards and a TD. Keep an eye on the ancillary wide receivers; Steve Breaston and Jerheme Urban. They both surpass their expected totals.

Final score – Arizona 27 Pittsburgh 17
Warner is the obvious feel good MVP; 287 yards and 3 TDs. The first person he will thank will be the good lord JESUS!

Arizona +7
Arizona Money +220
Total receiving yards – Anquan Boldin Over 67.5 -140
Total receiving yards – Steve Breaston Over 39.5 -135
Total receptions – Anquan Boldin Over 5.5 -135
Total receptions – Jerheme Urban Over 2 -150
Longest reception – Anquan Boldin Over 19.5 -120
Total rushing yards made by Arizona Under 70.5 -130
Total Completions – Ben Roethlisberger Under 17.5 -110
Total Receiving yards – Hines Ward Under 69.5 -125
Total Receptions – Heath Miller Over 3.5 -110
Player to scored first TD in the game; Steve Breaston 10/1

Good luck!


Anonymous Anonymous said...




3:34 PM  
Blogger Money said...

I never like to be on the same side as the public. All the "experts" are picking the Cardinals to win, cover and Boldin to be "the Man." That likely means Pitt rolls 34 - 13, Big Ben is the MVP and Ward will be smiling all over the place.


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