Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Ugly Hoops is still Beautiful

Tuesday's calendar of games would not get most people excited, but we are not most people. Butler visiting Wright state will be a superb test of basketball. The rest of the docket features mostly mediocre basketball teams with one major mismatch. Let's not waste too much time, but just get to the winners before Vegas reads my post and moves all the lines.

B. Anthony's winners:

Penn -7.5 vs Princeton. The double digit victories for Penn will continue tonight. Vegas continues to overvalue a terrible Princeton team on reputation alone. They, Princeton, will pass the ball around for 35 seconds and then get back on defense when the shot clock goes off. Prediction: 60-45, this will be ugly, but a win.

Wright St. +1 vs Butler. Butler had a great run early, but they don't need this win at Wright State, and the home crowd will carry the Raiders to victory and an uncommon tournament birth. Prediction: 72-69 Wright St. (can you say, "storm the floor?")

All Ugly game:

TCU +4.5 vs New Mexico. There is some confusion here in Vegas. This is a play-in game for the tournament between the eighth and ninth seeded teams. So, who cares, they will both get killed against BYU if they win. The problem is, this game should be a pick. They split the season series, and New Mexico is led by the selfish JR Giddens. He may go for 30, but it will be on 28 shot attempts, 8 turnovers and 1 assist. (that was actually a shot that turned into an alley-oop). Take the points and watch TCU battle for a victory. This team did beat Air Force and Wyoming in 2 of its last 3 games. Prediction: 63-62 TCU!

B. Anthony
(80-60-1 ytd)


Blogger Money said...

I like the Wright state pick. TCU is amongst the nation's worst against the spread at 7-14. Tough for Money to put Money on a team like that.

Good luck!

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Dusty Baker said...

Even more reason to take TCU, Money....they are DUE to cover.

I like the Penn pick. Even though they already clinched a birth, it's a rivalry game and they love kicking Princeton when they are down. Frank Sullivan could coach Penn to a 10 point win in this game.

11:50 AM  
Anonymous doubledown said...

b anthony-

nice picks today, you were killing it...

11:20 PM  
Blogger B. Anthony said...


are you still putting kids to bed at 11:20pm at night? Make sure you get some sleep, I don't want that 12 pack to shrink down to an 8 pack. Keep reading and prepare for Vegas!

B. Anthony

8:27 AM  

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