Posted Plays 2011: 6-1
With a spread of -14 my knee jerk was to take the peacocks over their neighbors, but after inspecting their lineup and results, the obvious pick here is seton hall right? well not so fast, the st. peters results are misleading because they were missing their starting center for the first 3 games, then he came back and they blew out a winless binghamton team. Meanwhile, the Pirates have relied on their experienced and lightning quick point guard Jordan Theodore and 6’8”center Herb Pope. When you add talented 6’6”sophomore wing Fuquan Edwin to the mix, the Pirates have the tools to give any MAAC team all it can handle. SPC guards will need to keep Jordan Theodore out of the lane and stop him from penetrating if they want to stay in contention. I think the talent at guard will eventually wear down the lesser manned Peacocks as they did last year when the pirates won by 20. I see a similar outcome tonight.
Seton Hall -14 for 2 units
Posted picks 4-1-1
I think the redhawks are the better team here. So.....
College Basketball 780 Illinois State 2nd Half +155* vs Rutgers
Also got Kansas -8 tonight v. UCLA....talent wins out!
2-0-0 on the season after the dukes kept it close enough to cover against Arizona.
No write ups tonight but im putting a unit on the following:
Rhode Island +6 v george mason 1h
Ole Miss +11 v Lousiana Monroe
Rutgers +11 v Dartmouth
More to follow and maybe a write up
A good start to the year as I scooched the St Johns under on Monday Night. Onto the next one....
The Wildcats are ranked 16th in the country but don't let that fool you. This team may get there at some point but right now this Arizona team is as raw as the come. In fact, they suffered a loss to a division 2 team in the preseason. On Monday night, they led Valpo by just 2 and after stretching the lead to as many as 20, Valpo was able to cut the lead to single digits and only lossed by 9. Duquesne is better than Valpo and much more athletic. Yes, the Dukes lost a ton of production, but they have the A 10 frosh of the year coming back in local product T.J. MCConnell. The Dukes will try out there 40 minutes of hell tonight, pressing the entire game, hoping to dictate the tempo. They also have the advantage of having game film on this current wildcat squad. I think McConnell will be able to keep Kyle Fogg in check most of the night. So Arizona will have to find other players to contribute scoring wise. I'm not sure they'll be able to do that. All and all I love the +10.5 the Dukes are getting. At +425 I considered the ml, but instead I'll take the points.
Pick: Duquesne +10.5 for 3 units
Happy opening night fellow cappers.
Tonight I feel we have been given a gift with a total of 137.... St. Johns has basically a brand new set of players led by 6'9 juco transfer God'sgift achuiwa....yes his name is actually god'sgift and he played his juco ball in my hometown of buffalo. He has some raw skills which will be on display tonight. But I think as a group it will take the johnnies sometime to mesh. William and Mary has experience coming back with 13 of 14 returning including 4 starterw but is still wet behind the ears with 2 sophs and 1 frosh in its starting lineup. They''re star Quinn Mcdowell is hampered by an injury and will not be a 100%. The team's star player has been out much of the preseason with a meniscus injury. Two contributing players are definitely out with injuries: Tim Rusthaven and Kyle Galliard. Add all this up and basically you got stjohns teams who have little to none regualr season game experience and W&M with a young lineup hampered by injuries and a star player looking to shake off the injury rust... To me this adds up to a game that will be played in the low 60s. the pick: one unit u137