Thursday, January 17, 2013

  • Webb Simpson
  • New York Knicks (Suggested Pick)
  • Real Betis 
  • Minnesota Golden Gophers
  • Valparaiso Crusaders @ Detroit Titans 
Here we have a matchup between Detroit and Valparaiso. Valpo enters 13-5 with a dismal road record at 5-4. In their last two road games, they have been able to pull out a win, however the teams were not as good as Detroit. In their last 10, they have gone 7-3, two of those losses coming on the road. They play okay offensively on the road, scoring 64.9 points per game, and only allow 63.3 points per game. Meanwhile, Detroit enters 11-6 with a perfect home record at 9-0. In their last 10, they are 8-2, losses coming to ranked Syracuse (they only lost by 4) and to Cleveland State. They have a high powered offense at home, racking up 80.9 points per game, but they allow a surprising amount of points, 72.3 per game.

My Pick: Detroit Titans (Suggested Pick)
Why: They are a very good home team, and are currently favored by 3 points. They should win here and stay perfect at home.
  • Trevor Mbakwe Rebounds
  • Texas AM Single Digit Loss or Win 
  • Kerber Wins 2-0
  • Los Angeles Clippers
  • Minnesota First FT (This is a tossup, Subject To Change)
  • Pheonix Suns
  • Duke 15+
  • Any Other Result @ UCLA 15+ Win
Here we have a Pac-12 matchup between Oregon State and UCLA. Oregon State enters 10-6 with a 1-0 road record, which came against Portland State. Oregon State was able to score 79 points in that game while allowing 74. In their last 10 games, they have been pretty cold, going 6-4. Although that may look like a decent record, they are on a 3 game losing streak. Meanwhile, UCLA enters 14-3 with a 10-1 home record, the loss coming to Cal Poly by 2 points. In their last 10 games, they are an almost perfect 9-1, the loss to San Diego State at a neutral site. In their previous 6 home games, they have only been able to win by 15 twice, against Long Beach State (8-8 record), and Prairie View AM (7-11 record). Teams such as Stanford and California, who have similar records to Oregon State, have been able to stay within 15 points.

My Pick: Any Other Result (Suggested Pick)
Why: Currently, the line sits at -13.5 in favor of UCLA. Therefore, the StreakMaster is giving us 1.5 points to work with. I think Oregon State will keep the game within that spread, and lose by about 12 points.
  • Rutgers WM or Tie
  • Yes Stepanek Wins At Least 4 Games In One Set
  • Miami Heat
  • Oregon Ducks (Suggested Pick)

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