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[30 Sep 2011 | 17 Comments | 1,051 views]

I’ve got an apology to make.  I’ve been screwing up the payouts.  For example, if you bet $5 on a 2:1, I’ve been paying out $10, but really you should get $15 since your original bet should be returned as well.  I don’t really care though because we’re giving you free monopoly money to play with so no complaints!  Going forward we’ll get it right.

With the playoff race in full swing, this week you can bet on lots of other matches.   We’re only giving out lines on results that are supposed to be helpful to the Timbers (according to sportsclubstats.com), so you can still feel like you’re betting for your team.

The Lines

Who will score against Vancouver?
Cooper 6:1
Perlaza 9:1
Nagbe 7:1
Chara 8:1
Dike 12:1
Zizzo 12:1
Alhassan 18:1
Defense 8:1
Field 12:1

Side Bets

Pays out only on win:
Chicago over Houston, pays 2:1
Toronto … Read the rest

Timbers Info »

[29 Sep 2011 | 3 Comments | 906 views]

Because thinking is hard, here’s who Timbers fans should root for Thursday through Sunday:

Thursday
DC over Philly (5pm)

Saturday
Chicago over Houston (1pm)
Toronto over New York (4:30pm)
Dallas over Colorado (6pm)

Sunday
DC over Philly (5pm)
Timbers over Vancouver (1:30pm)
Chivas over Union (5pm)
(according to this site)

Can someone explain why DC getting six points is a good thing? Is it because Portland has a tie-breaker over Philly and their best chance of making it is alongside DC?

Also, because the writer was kind of a dick on Twitter, we’ll point out that he doesn’t think the Cascadia Cup counts as a trophy:

Still, the possibility exists that the Sounders will finish the season without a trophy.

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Timbers Info »

[28 Sep 2011 | 11 Comments | 1,443 views]

Our friends at Football in Miami and Beyond pointed out a recent tifo by Tampa Bay supporters. Looks a little familiar.

Thanks to the excellent Football in Miami and Beyond blog for pointing this out.… Read the rest

Timbers Info »

[25 Sep 2011 | Comments Off | 926 views]

Timbers Info »

[23 Sep 2011 | 15 Comments | 1,247 views]

Will Cooper make it three matches in a row?

The Lines
Cooper 5:1
Jewsbury 4:1
Perlaza 7:1
Nagbe 7:1
Chara 6:1
Dike 11:1
Zizzo 11:1
Alhassan 18:1
Defense 8:1
Field 13:1

Side Bets
Nagbe picks up an another assist, pays 3:1
Perkins shutout, pays 4:1
Cooper brace, pays 50:1
Timbers remain in wildcard spot on Monday 3:1
First person to make the connection between the picture of the bill below and the Red Bulls gets $10

 

The Rules
-Everyone gets $20 in monopoly money each week to bet with. Anyone can jump in at any time.
-If you are carrying a balance, you get your balance plus $20.
-Leave your bets in the comments.

Balances
Balances:
@themikedonovan $155
Kejsare $80
Alex $75
Clifford $60
Jeff $60
Yax $59
Ken $55
AugustePDX $45
Aric $30
jmparker94 $30
SeanWeiss $30
Woody $30
Hrimville $25
CharonPDX $15
Tim $15
Andrew Wheeler $5… Read the rest

Timbers Info »

[20 Sep 2011 | 5 Comments | 4,564 views]

Supporters of Al-Ahly (Egyptian Premier League) following their capo:
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[20 Sep 2011 | 8 Comments | 1,379 views]

Last Friday the Timbers experimented for the first time this year expanding the seating capacity beyond 20,000.  Merritt Paulson said they were going to analyze the data, but that early reports were positive.

What was your anecdotal experience?

Here’s mine:  As part of the betting game, I timed my halftime bathroom wait.  I sit in the north end, at the top of 205, and I headed to the bathroom just after the PTFC chant ended at half time.  That’s probably the exact worst time in the stadium to head to the bathrooms, and since I’m at the very top, it’s a bit of a walk.   My wait time was 9:23 (see screen shot), but that might be a worst case scenario.  Most of the people in line around me were joking about the wait, and didn’t seem to mind too much.

On the positive side, I didn’t have a problem … Read the rest

Timbers Info »

[20 Sep 2011 | 25 Comments | 1,312 views]

The house got cleaned out last week, so the lines are going to have to tighten up a bit. Thank goodness Kenny Cooper didn’t pull off a hat trick (250:1 payout) or we’d have to close shop right now.

Advice from the Gambling Insider

It’s a tough night to pick between Nagbe, Cooper and Perlaza. Nagbe just had his best match of the season, but Perlaza may make a good bet depending on who Spencer rests for NY. We could see Perlaza/Nagbe or Perlaza/Cooper up front. Cooper scored the lone Timbers goal against San Jose last time they met.

The Lines

Who will score against the Earthquakes?

Jewsbury 4:1
Cooper 5:1
Perlaza 7:1
Nagbe 9:1
Chara 10:1
Dike 11:1
Zizzo 11:1
Alhassan 18:1
Defense 5:1
Field 13:1

Side Bets

Kalif picks up another assist, pays 3:1
Perkins shutout, pays 2:1
Cooper brace, pays 75:1
RSL beats NY (Wed. in NY), … Read the rest

Videos »

[19 Sep 2011 | Comments Off | 1,000 views]

Zizzo’s 20 second dribble results in a corner vs. New England.

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Timbers Info »

[15 Sep 2011 | 24 Comments | 2,645 views]

Last week the only winning move was not to play.  The Timbers couldn’t score and Marcelin didn’t get subbed in, so the house cleaned up.  There will be a new bet this week, allowing you to bet against the Timbers.  I don’t recommend it unless you want to have bad luck all week though, it’s like betting the Don’t Pass Line in craps.

Advice from the Gambling Insider

The Gambling Insider has been following the twitters and sent us these tips:

The Lines

Who will score against the Revolution?

Jewsbury 7:2
Perlaza 5:1
Cooper 6:1
Dike 10:1
Zizzo 12:1
Nagbe 13:1
Chara … Read the rest