Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Four Corners

Every Monday-Thursday (and occasional weekend games) renowned college basketball expert, Money, will be handicapping the games for you. Picks and thoughts will be posted prior to tip-off, typically by 3:30 pm pst.

Unnatural events cover a wide area of unexplained phenomena. They can be anything that happens without a natural explanation. Strange cloud formations, live animals falling from the sky, lights appearing out of nowhere, and Notre Dame outscoring Uconn in the second half 39-23 after being down 16 points at halftime in Hartford, Connecticut.

Uconn was absolutely dominating the Irish. They were killing them on the boards and every dunk became a “top 10 nominee” for espn. And then there was halftime. This is time when these kids get yelled (it works in college) at by the coach, or make defensive adjustments or simply start or stop playing. We have talked about it here before but halftime bets can be a great source of income.

The recommendation is simple. Most games end up pretty close to the forecasted line. If there is a huge discrepancy on either the favorite or underdog, then there is a likely a run coming, like the 25-2 run Notre Dame pulled off last night. This situation is especially true when a home team is down. Arkansas was favored by 7.5 points at home last night vs. Alabama, yet they were facing a 13 point deficit at halftime. The halftime bet in that situation is -5.5 for Arkansas, meaning they are going to LOSE the game by 7. Money will take that bet any day. Arkansas, incidentally outscored Alabama 41-26 in the second half, winning the game by 2, and covering the initial spread for Money.

What are the next unnatural events we are likely to see tonite? You may see cows standing upright doing the Macarena, but I think it is likelier will see these underdogs coming in tonite for Money. The truth is out there.

Money's trip to the Bank: (Money's Cash cow to date - 37 wins, 26 losses). The team in ALL CAPS is my pick.

LaSALLE +12 @ George Washington
The Explorers are just as good as GW, just not as visible.

UTEP +15 @ Memphis
This is definitely an unnatural event, but it is the right thing to do.

INDIANA STATE +12 @ Creighton
This team is gellin’ like Bartolomeu Dias

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