Just the typical Monday dominance on the Association Hardwood for the Polish Prince last night (3-1 ATS). Unfortunately, we have an abbreviated schedule in the NBA tonight following the MLK Holiday...A day the bookies are actually calling a Holiday because they’re not getting housed too much by the members of www.insideplays.com. Which means you boyz are only getting 2 pro picks (that I’m less than thrilled about), but I will be jumping into the college scene for two additional plays. Tomorrow is the day for some real love from the roundball guru, but it’s not like I’m not making a call to my guy today. Good luck tonight fellas…but you really don’t need luck if you’re sitting behind the kid with all the answers. I luv ya like a fat kid luvs cake!
CLEVELAND CAVS (-3) @ SEATTLE SUPERSONICS
I know Larry Hughes is questionable tonight, but all that means is this will be a contest between Ray Allen and LeBron James. After Ray-Ray’s remarkable performance against Utah on Friday, I have a feeling King James is going to prove that he’s the one that should’ve played Jesus Shuttlesworth. Not to mention the miss-match of Big Z down-low against Nick Collison and Johan Petro, look for the Cavs to make sure he gets involved early…Cavs by 7-13 points
ORLANDO MAGIC (-6.5) @ NEW ORLEANS HORNETS
I know you guys are sick of me talking about how injured the Hornets are, but even after watching them win their last two straight-up I feel they’ve been more lucky than good. The Magic looked great in Phoenix and LA over the weekend, even though the lost both close contests, and are desperate to get back into the win column. Dwight Howard should make Tyson Chandler look foolish, while Jameer Nelson, Dooling, Arroyo, & Bogans should have their way with Jannero Pargo & Devin Brown. As for Rasual Butler & Desmond Mason who have been the biggest reason for the Hornets miniscule win streak, I have a feeling Grant Hill and Hedo will have a few tricks up their sleeve…Magic by 9-15 points
CONNECTICUT HUSKIES @ PITTSBURG PANTHERS (-6.5)
The Panthers have completely dominated at home over the past few years and have been no different this year going undefeated. With seniors and juniors filling-up the roster and scorecard, look for Pitt to jump out on the young Huskies who have lost 2 out of their last 3 on the road…and 3 out of 5 overall...Panthers by 9-15 points.
KENTUCKY WILDCATS (-6.5) @ S. CAROLINA GAMECOCKS
The Cocks of Game started out the year with more cupcakes than Nate Newton sitting home with a few bags of good herb. After squeaking by the likes of Jacksonville, South Carolina St, and Lipscomb, they’ve finally played some Div. 1 powerhouses over the past two weeks and have proceeded to get completely destroyed. Against Kansas and Florida at home, and Georgia on the road, South Carolina lost by an average of 25 points during those three games. As for Tubby Smith’s Wildcats, they’ve won 10-in-a-row and should cause some major troubles up front with Randolph Morris as the Gamecocks are pretty light in the paint …Wildcats by 9-15 points
GREG GAMBLE’S HOOP TOTALS- NBA 53-29 ATS ; NCAA 14-12 ATS