Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Rivalry Week!

Espn will tout this all week, so let's jump on the bandwagon! Susan B. started with a "Big Monday", and if you read early in the morning there was another winner, Indiana State, but my love affair with Northern Iowa caused me to pull that game mid-day.

The tournament seedings are starting to round into place, I am very confident with the selections I made, and think the only possible change is that Texas A&M and Memphis may switch places! We are watching for teams that can, and cannot compete on the road, so this will find us some winners.

All 3 t.v games are games that I have handicapped, so beware, these are usually tough to win. However, at least one of them is a top play. Let's get to the winners.

Maryland- 4.5. A very good home team that needs to stay on track to make the tournament. DJ Strawberry will defend Singletary well enough. 82-73. 3***

Tennessee -5 vs LSU. It is hard to imagine that the LSU team is so bad, but they are. Tennessee is also a great home team, 11-0 this season. Bruce Pearl will wear an ugly jacket and LSU won't play well until the SEC tourney. Tennessee will roll 80-66. 3***

Big Rivalry game, not sure anyone outside Philly cares:
St. Joseph's + 12. This game seems like a no-brainer, why can't Villanova kill a weak team from the Atlantic 10, because the bald genius Martelli will have some gimmick defense and make his team believe this game is huge. Take the points. 74-68, Villanova. 2**

Games to watch, and bet if you are a junkie like me!

NC State + 10. How can this line be so big after they just beat UNC? That is just the way it is. If I had to venture a bet here, I still take the points. I don't think they let down that much. It is the classic let down game, but I am giving Sidney Lowe more credit than that. NC State will keep it with in double digits! 1*

Ohio State-13. Like the rest of the nation, I am still enamored with this team and Greg Oden. Tommy Amaker is on his way out at Michigan, and another humiliating road defeat will solidify his demise! Take Ohio State to roll, 85-60. The line here should be closer to 16, and points in the paint will be very difficult for a soft Michigan team. 1*


Susan B.


Blogger Susan B. Anthony said...

In case you missed it, LSU hit 3 pointers on their last 2 possessions. The only time all game they hit back to back jumpers. Terrible back door loss and a break even day, got really bad. Oh well.

Susan B. will have to work harder.

7:04 AM  

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