Basic betting principles on how to bet on NBA games properly


National Basketball League or popularly known as NBA is one of the most well- known sports in the United States and to many other part of the world. Regardless of age, basketball are undeniably love by so many people of the world. Aside from watching it, many are also enjoying placing a bet on NBA games. However not all NBA bettors knows how to bet on NBA accordingly. What they usually do is bet on their favorite team and wish that their team wins. This is very wrong as you are becoming subjective and you don’t see the other aspect of the game.


In this article you will learn basic betting principles on how to bet on NBA properly.


Money line

With money line bet you will solely choose which team you think will win the game. At first this may appear to be quite imposing but once you learn it, it is much easier compared to any other form of bet. If you pick to choose on the favorite then you have to overpay in order to win an amount less than what you wagered. On the other hand, betting on the underdog, though it is quite risky, can give you a chance of winning more than what you wagered if the underdog wins.


Here’s a best illustration of it


Chicago Cubs +120

Los Angeles Dodgers -130


The team with a minus sign after their team name is called the favored team, and the team with a positive sign right after their name is the Underdog.

This illustration simply means that the Dodgers, will have to risk $ 130 to win $ 100, while those wanting to wager on the underdog, the Cubs, will risk $ 100 to win $ 120.


The Point Spread

If you choose to bet on NBA point spread, you have to be familiarized with two categories: Favorite and Underdog. If you take the favorite in the match up, you give points to the other team which means you take those points away from your score at the end of the game to determine your score vs. the other team. But if you choose to bet the underdog, you’re getting free points from the other team that you add onto your score at game’s end to determine the winner.



From the word itself, you have to bet on how many points are scored in the game by both the teams. You may select over or under the posted total. Totals are the most common used of type of bet, next to the point spread. Totals have actually nothing to do with the point spread or even the winning team.




This is quite a risky bet on NBA but can yield high rewards. In a parlay wager, you bet in between 2-12 teams and have to win all of the best in order for the bet to cash. If you get just a single loss then you lose the bet.

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Madonna was the other Super Bowl winner By RONN TOROSSIAN

In what was clearly a great Super Bowl half-time show, Madonna did a great job of entertaining the millions watching the game – and in doing so scored a Public Relations coup in reaching a new generation of fans, with guest appearances with today’s stars including LMFAO, Cee Lo Green, Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.

Madonna has always been a marketing genius – a lightening rod for controversy, her songs through the years, including “Like a Virgin,” “Papa Don’t Preach,” “Like a Prayer,” “Vogue” and others – and clearly this Super Bowl performance continued that marketing genius.

Fifty-three years old, and looking HOT and way younger, she launched with an amazing remix of the classic “Vogue” (One wonders did Madonna/NBC pay a licensing fee to Vogue Magazine), the tight-rope walker/jumper and simply amazing “Like A Prayer,” where the backup singers and dancers quickly turned into a gospel choir, as Madonna, Cee Lo and the choir finished up the show with her 1989 single.

Madonna is a living legend – there’s no one alive bigger and better than her and it was just such a special show. Probably the biggest pop star in the world. And who is better than the world’s biggest pop star performing during such a huge world stage?

She kept it tame for her – and realized she didn’t need to push the envelope – and with kudos to her she respected the boundaries.

For me, it was a time warp back to the 1980’s – explaining to my kids that these songs were made when I was near their age – and how Madonna predates Lady Gaga contributed to the experience. And that’s another mark of Madonna’s greatness and legendary status – bridging generations.

(And to think I remember my mother in 1983 disapproving of me listening to Madonna.)

As a Madonna and pop culture fan, it was a special moment recognizing as she’s been called by Time Magazine one of the 25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century performing flawlessly on this stage. As a PR agency owner and professional marketer I recognize the sheer marketing genius she has even at the age of her mid-50’s.


Ronn Torossian is the Founder, President and CEO of New York-based 5W Public Relations, 1 of the 25 largest PR firms in the US. Ronn Torossian has overseen the rapid growth and expansion of the PR agency to the Inc. 500 list, as well as provided counsel to hundreds of companies, including members of the Fortune 500, Inc. 500 and Forbes 400.

What does the NBA have to do with the MBA?

What does the NBA have to do with the MBA? No, I’m not dysgraphic. Well I am, but that’s not the problem here. The connection I’m thinking about concerns the lin-credible Jeremy Lin, the New York Knicks great new point guard. I promise not to use any more silly made-up words like Lin-derella Story, or the Lin-sanity that has overwhelmed people the world over. There. It’s out of my system.

Ok. All joking aside, I think we have a number of MBA lessons to learn from this NBA feel-good story.  Just a brief recap for those of you who have been out of touch with planet earth and aren’t acquainted with the Jeremy Lin saga. Lin, an Asian American point guard who graduated Harvard with a degree in economics, went undrafted, was  cut by two NBA teams, played in the developmental league, was picked up by the Knicks, and made his debut about two weeks ago and has become a star. His play has transformed the Knicks from a dysfunctional group of talented individuals, to a finely meshed team that could conceivably challenge for the NBA championship. How is this possible, and why should MBA applicants care?

It’s possible because basketball, like business, is a team game. If everyone is out doing her own thing, without taking team goals into consideration, the end result won’t be pretty. So it was with the Knicks, and so it is with many businesses. A team, whatever type, needs a leader. And Jeremy Lin has given new meaning to the term leadership. See. I didn’t say Lin-dership.

Lin has a number of great qualities that make him an outstanding point guard, the ultimate position of leadership on the court.

First, he has great vision, so he is able to get the whole team involved in the game. Players no longer stand around while one star goes one-on-one. If you are open for a shot, there’s a good chance that Lin will find you and you can score. He sacrifices his own glory for the good of the team and plays very hard on defense, which is contagious. Everyone is influenced by his unselfish play and tries to emulate him. Even the big “stars” have bought into his philosophy. Lin, like every great point guard or leader, has a gestalt effect on the team. That is, the team is better than the sum total of its parts because of his great leadership. He leads by example, which is exactly what we expect from a great leader.

We know that leadership is an important part of the curriculum of every business school because it is so important in determining the success of a business venture. The MBA programs devote much time and effort to honing leadership skills and I think Jeremy Lin has many of the qualities a great leader must have. He is smart, understands the big picture, is able to learn from his mistakes, is humble, caring, and desires to share the success with everyone on the team. He inspires his team to reach its full potential, and will always make sure that everyone is involved.

Another lesson we can learn from the Lin story is that you have to be in the right place at the right time. Lin has the type of skills that are best utilized in the system preferred by the Knick’s coach. It’s not certain he would do as well in other systems. Perhaps that is why he was overlooked by every other team, and even the Knicks let him warm the bench for most of the season. How can we apply this to the MBA? I would say that a candidate must have a clear sense of who he is and what he is suited to do. You might be an ideal candidate for healthcare and less suitable for finance. So as it is with so many other areas of life, you must know your strengths and weaknesses and seek out a career accordingly.

Everyone loves an underdog, someone who comes out of nowhere, defeats the odds, and becomes a star. This state of affairs isn’t limited to sports; it can also happen in an MBA program. I recall a candidate who took the GMAT five times, overcame his learning disabilities, was accepted to Cornell,  made a significant contribution to the program, and ended up with a very good job. But the thing that is most important to learn from my sports analogy is that leadership is something we can learn and develop, both in the classroom and on the playing field. Go Jeremy! After all, he might end up with an MBA after his career in the NBA.

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Super bowl sunday pary best foods to offer



Food is one of the most essential parts of any party. So, if you are going to host a Super Bowl Sunday party makes sure that you have the best food to offer for your visitors. Prepare foods that are easy to prepare. And since no body want to miss the game or the commercials, serve foods that can easily e taken in and out of the living room. Here are some great ideas on what foods should be offer during the Super Bowl Sunday party.


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Food is one of the most essential parts of any party. So, if you are going to host a Super Bowl Sunday party makes sure that you have the best food to offer for your visitors. Prepare foods that are easy to prepare. And since no body want to miss the game or the commercials, serve foods that can easily e taken in and out of the living room. Here are some great ideas on what foods should be offer during the Super Bowl Sunday party.


A typical Super Bowl party recipes include ribs, wings, chips and dips, burgers, pizza and anything else which can be eaten with the fingers. Read further this article for more detailed information.


Chips and Dips


These are a great idea for quick appetizers as these can be done simple, easy and all by yourself.

There are variety of dip recipes you can choose from such as salsa, hummus, sour cream and dip and a hot dip recipe too. Furthermore, you can also go for a dip that only asks you to throw various ingredients into a food processor and turn it on to avoid hassles like chopping or hand mixing. You can also purchase dip mix in store. They can be prepared in lesser time since all you need to do is rip open a packet and mix it into a creamy item like plain yogurt, sour cream, mayonnaise or cream cheese. You can also use chips, cut vegetables and crackers as instant and tasty accompaniments.


Main Dish


For main dish, you may want to include pizza or a bucket of fried chicken as these are the typical course offer at Super Bowl Sunday party. But serving at least one unique signature dish is a great idea. You may want to include Crockpot Chicken Chili Recipe, as Chili is always popular and are always a hit dish. Crockpot chicken is really a delicious and you can cook them in just 6 to 8 hours. Here’s how you can do it.


• Combine all ingredients:

1 to 1 1/2 lbs chicken tenders, cut in 3/4-inch pieces (or use boneless breasts)

1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained

1 can (4oz) sliced black olives

1 can (15oz) pinto beans flavored with jalapeno

1 envelope taco seasoning mix

1 cup frozen corn

1 green bell pepper, coarsely chopped

1 medium onion, coarsely chopped

1 red bell pepper, coarsely chopped

1 tablespoon instant tapioca

1 teaspoon chicken base or 1 chicken bouillon cube

1/4 cup small pasta such as ditalini or orzo


• Cover and cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours. If desired, turn to high during the last 30 minutes and add 1/4 cup of small pasta, or serve stew on rice. Makes 6 servings.


For easy picks you may offer hotdogs and hamburgers. Lasagna is a good option too. There are tons of selection for you. You may search the internet for other great ideas. Just type “Super Bowl Party Food” and you will be link to many different sites.




You can offer cookies, brownies and bars. Home made are also better than those bought on a store. Commonly offered desserts and cookies are Favorite Red Velvet Cake, Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes, Peanut Butter Cookie Recipes and many other more.



Make your Super Bowl Sunday party great with great food! Enjoy the game!

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2010 Demarini Baseball Bat Reviews

Demarini’s 2010 line-up of baseball bats includes some minor adjustments to their 2009 line. The new “buss word” for their 2010 models is Silver Trace technology which claims to be a unique blend of carbon combined with the “Silver Trace” technology. They say it is a bonding agent that adds strength to maximize power transfer to the barrel. I’d say it’s more hype than anything else but at least they’re trying to make it seem like there’s something new going on. The new CF4 is essentially the same as the CF3 with a slightly larger barrel and they’ve adding a new option in the low-priced composite category. They’ve also dropped the Vexxum which has been in their line-up for quite a long time. Don’t forget to check out the My Bat Recommendations section for my recommendations on bats segmented by material and price.

Here are the 2010 Demarini Baseball Bat Reviews:

Demarini 100% Composite Bats

Demarini CF4: According to Demarini the new CF4 Gold is their most technologically advanced baseball bat. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be much change from the CF3. The handle is now “Pitch Black Plus” instead of just “Pitch Black” composite material and the aforementioned “Silver Trace” technology to the barrel. They say this adds 11% to the barrel length compared to the CF3 (so about an inch). It also has a redesigned end cap called “The Hub” that has a noticeably concave design. It’s a two-piece double wall composite bat with a flex handle and a very low swing weight, although Demarini does not supply any numbers. The odd thing about the CF4 or CF3 is that most college players do not use it. In the 2009 College World Series teams that use Demarini bats, like Arizona State, have nobody swinging a CF4 or CF3. My guess is that these advanced players do not like the extremely light feel of the CF4/CF3 and are looking for a little more mass. The Adult -3 model has a retail price of $ 399.99. I still think the CF3 is a very viable option on the discount racks.
Demarini Vendetta C6: This is where Demarini is using their brain. The Vendetta C6 is Demarini’s first attempt at a second tier composite baseball bat. With the high cost of composite bats it’s critical for manufacturers to offer a second tier model. The all new Vendetta C6 is a two-piece single wall bat with a flex handle, balanced design and Demarini’s second tier (C6) composite material. The Adult -3 model retails for $ 299 which puts it in the same price range as the other second tier composite bats. This is a solid option in this category.
Demarini Hybrid Bats
Demarini Voodoo Black: Two-piece single wall bat with a flex handle that features “Pitch Black Plus” technology and a balanced design. The barrel is the same SC4 Alloy as the Vendetta SC4 but it retails for an additional $ 50 at $ 299.99 for the Adult -3 model. This is by far Demarini’s most popular bat. As mentioned, teams like Arizona State that use Demarini bats overwhelmingly use the Voodoo. The entire Arizona State starting line-up used the Voodoo in the 2009 CWS. The Voodoo is my recommendation for high cost hybrid bats.
Demarini Vendetta SC4: The Vendetta SC4 is the same as the 2009 Vendetta model. It’s a two-piece single wall bat with a flex handle, a balanced design and includes their “Rails Hybrid” technology. It has the same SC4 alloy barrel as the Voodoo. It has a retail price of $ 249.95 for the Adult -3 model. The only difference between this and the Voodoo is the inclusion of the Pitch Black plus and Silver Trace technology that’s on the Voodoo. A solid option for the low cost hybrid category.
Demarini Alloy Bats
Demarini’s only entry in the 100% alloy segment is the Nitro. It’s a basic bat made from older material at a bargain basement price of $ 99 for the Adult -3 model.
Don’t forget to check out reviews of other baseball bats at The Baseball Bat Reviews Blog.