Nice night a few nights back cashing in the Long Beach ML, and baring 2 louzy quarters from the Clippers I would have cashed that ML against the Knicks.
So for Monday...injuries factor big tonight.
*This team is pretty lousy offensively at times, but I don't think South Carolina should be laying this many points to anybody right now. Until Holmes & Archie come back I'd stay far away from backing SC...as Downey can't do it all.
Appalachian St +14.5
*So we have 2 similar teams defensively, and App St shoots better from the charity stripe....3pt land and rebound the ball better. Now take away both Johnson's for Dayton as both are doubtful (20ppg & 10rpg combined) that's a lot to make up for. With those 2 guys they've had trouble beating mid-level competition by DD's.
Fresno St +5
*Backed them succesfully against BYU a few back, they rebound the ball well and play solid defense allowing 38% on the year. IF they have a decent night from the charity stripe they can steal this roady. Montana St is solid, but I hate backing teams that shoot nearly 1/2 of their shots from deep.
*Another case of the injury bug here for Santa Clara as their best scorer Foster is out. Which leaves Dowdell & Trasolini with too much to do. They met early in the season on Pacific's home-court and Pacific proceeded to roll them in an 84-57 route. 22pts coming from Foster. This has BLOWOUT written all over it. Clara will need A+ games from both guys I mentioned to stay within single digits.
Looking into Long Beach St on the road, but undecided...
Well I'm always around these forums, but time to get this bitch started off right. Plenty of games from Thursday-Monday with college n nfl games...narrowing down a solid teaser should be relatively easy. All leans right now, will post final card as soon as I place it....7pter as of now
NC State +2
*Lets face it, the Spurrier experience hasn't worked out. They have an okay QB with Garcia...but he's turnover prone. They return only 4 starters on offense and were 107th in turnover margin. I'd like to see a lower number when going on the road to face this Wolfpack squad looking for revenge and Wilson was rock solid all year
Oregon/Boise UN 71
*Going to the smurf turf is never easy, and I'd think it would take a couple drives for the Ducks to get acclimated and with a total this high...1 slow quarter is all we need. Something to look at...yes Boise went to Oregon last year and won, but they had a 24pt 2nd quarter and Oregon threw in a 19pt 4th quarter to make it respectable. Go a little deeper, of that game BSU loses it's top 3 receivers (10 catches, 242yds) from that game and leading rusher (19att for 40yds)
*Troy is always at the top of the Sun Belt they have a solid defense and have no issues scoring points. BG on the other hand does own a potent offense, but have new faces everywhere on defense. Shootout is their only option to win..and I think Troy will stop them enough to take this.
*I don't see Tulane staying anywhere near this number...if Tulsa is ready to roll out of the gates they could put up 50-60 on Tulane in a heartbeat. Like this number at -13.5 as well.
Penn St -19.5
*As the lions work out the kinks of the offseason they may start off slow...but this game shouldn't be close. Don't see how they don't win this by 3 TD's or more.
Minnesota/Syracuse OV 40
*Minny's protection alone will probably get them at least 4 TD's as they pick apart the weak Orange defense. I expect Paulas to play a little better than what some may expect...if I can get 17-20 from this offense their defense should allow me to get there.
*Their offense wont be as good as last year, but their defense should have no issues keeping the Hokies under wraps. I don't trust Taylor on the road, and no way I back him on the road going into an SEC house.
That's it for NCAA so far...gotta go over NFL n CFL lines