Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Smash Wednesday!

B. Anthony is not advocating any sacrilege here, but on Ash Wednesday there are some significant mismatches on the hoops docket!

The timing couldn't be any better for Greg Oden to continue his coming out party. This is the Buckeyes chance to beat up on a bad Penn State team, and prepare for the weekend show down by getting their confidence up. I am going to leave them off my blow-out specials, but I expect 22 points, 15 boards, 7 blocks from Oden.

(All lines from Skybook.com at 8:36AM PST)

Blowouts:

VCU -19.5 vs James Madison-The other blow-out special is in the Colonial league. VCU was embarrassed over the weekend, but in limps James Madison to help them feel better about themselves. This is a mismatch and the line should be closer to 25.

Florida -19.5 vs South Carolina- This is just a bad match up for the Gamecocks. They can't compete at this level. They lost by 34 at home, and now they are playing at Florida against a team coming off their first league loss. I smell route!

Revenge game, but this is still too many points:

NC State +20 vs North Carolina: North Carolina is good at home, and has been blowing people out, but NC State has Sidney Lowe pride and will stay in the game for a while, and won't give up down the stretch when Roy Williams has all 5 starters in during the last 2 minutes of a game he is winning by 17. Take the points.

Dogs:

Indiana State +8.5 vs Southern Illinois: This is a home team getting almost 10 points. They are playing the first place team in league and the fans will be going crazy. It is Senior night, and this is the biggest game of the year of ISU. SIU is coming off a big win against Butler and will have a little hangover.

St. Johns +12.5 vs Louisville: Louisville is playing great, but they are still Louisville. They are cocky enough to believe they can sleep walk through this game. St. Johns has some athletes who attack the rim, and they need one more win to qualify for the Big East Tourney. I see a close game here.

Two more for a teams that have been good to me:

Tennessee-5 vs Alabama: I don't like Bruce Pearl, but he keeps covering for me. He knows how to win at home, and his players pick up the pace in games like these. Alabama has dominated the series with Tennessee, but this game is more important to the Volunteers.

Texas A&M -4.5 vs Oklahoma State: This is a great Aggie team that will execute for 40 minutes to beat a sinking OSU team. I hope we don't have to watch Eddie Sutton in the stands during the game, he never looked good, and now looks worse by the minute.

Out,

B. Anthony
(59-44-1 to Date)

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ville covers again! Wake up, Money.

6:47 PM  
Blogger B. Anthony said...

Louisville is playing great, we here at the truth appreciate you passion for Rick Pitino. He has made a believer out of me. However, early in the year he sat out Caracter for 1 game to teach him a lesson. He said he may sit for several weeks, but when it came to winning time, his ethics went out the window, and Caracter was back in the line-up.

9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Couldn't be farther from the truth, TRUTH.

9:31 AM  

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