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Posted Saturday, December 03, 2011 02:07 PM   1 comment
Record: 11-11
$: +1.2

2-1 on Friday, hitting my first multi-unit play of the year w/ Vandy.  I like a lot of games today but trying to be selective.  Locked in two games and will probably play 2 or 3 more.

Good luck.

USC/Min Under 120 1u--> I actually thought about backing the Trojans +8 but this a west coast to east coast travel, early start.  Plus, offensively, USC is terrible.  They avg 8 assists a game which is just sad in college ball and shoot less then 39%.  Minny obviously is missing big weapons on the interior and do not shoot it well from perimeter. I see a slug fest with each team struggling to get to mid 50's.

Ga Tech +2.5 1u--> Plugging my nose and taking the Jackets on the road.  Tulane has played nobody and should not be favored against any ACC team.  I think Tech can control the boards with their size and make enough shots to be in range last possession.  Tech looked bad defensively against NW princeton offense so look for that to be much better as Gregory has them ready.

Will be playing Marquette for sure but wanting to get it at 8.  Tough to fade Wisky at home but this Marquette squad is a perfect team to do so.  They have veteran back court (Great assist/TO ratio), they create turnovers defensively and hold to low % (Under 38%) and they get to the FT line.  Athletically, obviously big advantage to Marquette.  Bo Ryan's team will play their style but I feel a little let down spot coming off hard fought loss at N.C.  I like taking the points in what I feel will be a couple possession game.  That said, Marquette will have to hit some jump shots which can be worrisome with this team.

Leans:
Zags+3 (better team first test for illinois)
Ark +12.5 (Mike Anderson coached razorbacks will play hard and fast)
Hof -2 (home court, better team)
Ariz St +8.5 (too much?)
UCLA -1.5 (gulp)
Charlotte +5.5 (playing tough of late, weak opponent)
WV +4.5 (Miss St. is so inconsistent and don't see them responding to physicality of Huggins squad)






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oilerhoops1420 says:
12/03/11 03:18PM
Adding:

Zags+3 2u--> I like the Zags enough here, even in the West to East coast travel spot with early start to bet 2 units.  I think the interior play of Gonzaga will be too much.  Couple that with how well they shoot it and I think they will have a chance to win.  I'm not sold on Illinois yet and they haven't faced solid competion.

Marquette +8 2u--> See write up above.

Hof -2 1u--> I like Hofstra on the home court. I think these two teams are similar enough that the home court is worth 3.

Tenn +1 1u--> Tenn plays much better at home.  Pitt is not the same type of Pitt team and  now with Trey Woodall they are without a proven point guard.  I like Tennessee to control the pace and play much better then they did on the road in a hostile environment at Oakland.  I continue to be a Cuonzo Martin fan and I think his guys will play hard and make enough shots to pull this out.

Penn +12.5 1u--> I jumped on the points here as Villanova is just not that impressive.  Penn has a proven legitimate scorer and I think their patience will wear on Nova who likes to play fast.

UCLA -1.5 1u--> I took a UCLA team that has not been impressive.  I'm just going to state the obvious, Josh Smith needs to sit his fat ass on the bench.  He plays no D and gives up a ton of offensive rebounds.  He can score in the post but that is the end.  Sheww...feel better about that rant.  Anyway, I'm just not sold that I young Texas squad can go on the road and win. Last game. albeit Pepperdine, the Bruins looked more like a Ben Howland coached team holding them under 40 pts.  I expect a good defensive effort with focus on holding down JoCovan Brown.  I like UCLA to own the boards and control tempo.
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