ATS MON: 2-1…a frickin’ ½ point away from perfection!
ATS Overall – NBA: 66-59 CBB: 18-16 NFL: 22-20
TEASIN’ T-BONE’S WEEKEND – 4-1 ATS…Much Luv Homeboy!
MINNESOTA T-WOLVES (+5) @ CHICAGO BULLS
I’ve officially become a Bulls fan that wishes nuttin’ but embarrassment for the 2008 undersized, underachievers. Hopefully another few losses will change things at the United Center and Paxson will finally admit they’re heading in the wrong direction. Tonight, I’ll be racing home faster than when the lady’s working late and the “Greggy G Camping Equipment”-Box is out of storage (aka Adult Video stash) to watch Al Jefferson absolutely destroy Big Ben on the block. Jefferson has averaged 27 pts &14 rpg over his last six as the young T-Wolves have won 3 of 4 (@ GST, PHX, & NJ) and have been playing with more confidence than ever before. Throw-in Ryan Gomes energetic play at PF (18 ppg & 6 rpg over his last 5), the surprising consistency from the speedy Sabby Telfair (14 ppg, 6 apg, 1 tpg, & 52-fg% over his last 5), and Rashad McCants season-long consistency from behind the arc (15 pgg on 43-3pt%), and I’m guessing the Bulls may resort to veteran Adrian Griffin’s mid-range YMCA-style to turn the tide once the T-Wolves make their 2nd quarter run. While Ben Gordon may return from his wrist injury...
While Ben Gordon may return from his wrist injury, I’m guessing the lay-off has made his defense even more worthless and can’t see him lighting-it up with a sore trigger. And to top things off, with Hinrich dropping over 30 in 2 of his last 3, he’s due for some foul-trouble and whinny-faces to ensure an ATS cover. Don’t hate me Homeboys, I just know Antoine Walker is gonna be doing his fat-man shake tonight and I don’t want to be on the other end…T-Wolves win it straight-up
GOLDEN ST WARRIORS (+4) @ HOUSTON ROCKETS
There’s no possible way Baron Davis’s powerful backside doesn’t abuse Rafer “No-D” Alston and Aaron “Pip-Squeek” Brooks to the tune of 30 points and 10 assists tonight. In addition, Yao was deathly-ill in missing Sunday’s loss to Utah and I have a feeling it’s more than a common-cold as the Great Wall of China was overused during the absence of T-Mac. Speaking of the overrated McGrady, you know S-Jax will be geared-up for their one-on-one battle, while Luis Scola & Chuck Hayes have no business chasing the Warriors 24 Small Forwards on the perimeter. While GST coasted to a narrow victory at home against the Knickerbockers, I have a feeling Nellie’s boys were thinking about this important two-game road-trip against their Western Conference Playoff foes…Warriors in an upset
TORONTO RAPTORS (+2) @ WASHINGTON WIZARDS
The Rap & Wiz have a back-to-back against each other the next two nights, and with their records virtually identical, I have a feeling we’re gonna see a playoff like atmosphere in both contests. These two met in Washington Dec 1st with the Wiz pulling-out a 4-point victory as the Raptors played without do-everything F Chris Bosh. Tonight, no such luck for the Agent 0-less Wizards as Mr. Bosh comes to the Capital on a tear (29 ppg, 8 rpg, & 69-fg% over his last 5), and while Antawn Jamison has had a remarkable season, his over-used knees don’t have the spring to keep-up with the lanky lefty. In addition, I know Caron Butler has had a remarkable season, but he should find the sledding tough against the long, athletic Jamario Moon, while Andrei Bargnani (38-3pt%) should be able to move Washington’s only defensive presence in the paint away from the basket. Once again, Greggy G’s taking the road-dog Homeboys and predicting an upset…Raptors by 4-8 points
The combo of the NBA & NCAA reminds me of Fast Cars & Bright Bikinis...The definition of a good Tease!
DETROIT PISTONS (teased -3.5) @ INDIANA PACERS
After a mini-slump for the Pistons, Flip’s squad seems poised to head on another dominate 3-week run. With everybody healthy, coming off 3-days of rest, and RIP playing like an assassin of late (23 ppg, 61-fg%, & 54-3pt% over his last 5), I can’t see how the Pistons don’t walk into Indy and roll from start to finish against the injury-riddled Pacers. Just looking at the match-ups, I can’t believe I’m teasing this game just because I have a nice picture to use. Even if Tinsley (knee) plays, Chauncey will have his way with the former Cyclone, while Dunleavy has no business guarding Hamilton or Prince…not to mention, the Rasheed/McDyess combo will abuse the O’Neal-less white frontcourt of the Pacers…Pistons by 8-12 points
OHIO STATE BUCKEYES (teased -3) @ PENN STATE LIONS
The Buckeyes head to Penn St. looking to prove they can win on the road (9-0 home, 2-4 road). Even with their four losses at the hands of some solid opponents (Butler, Michigan St., Purdue, & Tennessee), you know Thad Matta has circled this two-game trip (Penn St. & Iowa) as must wins for his young squad. While the Nittany Lions played tough at home to open the year, as expected, they’ve looked awful since losing do-everything Sr. Cpt. Geary Claxton (18 ppg & 8 rpg). They’ve lost 5-straight, including a 22-point blow-out loss at home to the Boilermakers and by 15 at Iowa last week, and are relying mostly on underclassmen to fill the void. This might be close for a half, but expect the strength of the Buckeyes down-low to take over in the 2nd half…Buckeyes by 8-12 points