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BIG TEN HOME TEAM WINNERS!
Today brings a full slate of roundball action, and I am finding the most luv from the Big 10, so without further ado, lets see where my cabbage is going to sitting for most of the day(until my buddy Sharky has to double me up!!!).
Orange Crush sweater kittens up top, home whites down below....winna, winna, chik'n dinna!
Wisconsin @ Illinois -6
To start off, I absolutely love how Bruce Weber has pulled this Illini team together to become a contender for the Big Ten crown. When I look across how this team does it every game, it became very clear to me that they are the true definition of a team in college hoops standards. Illinois has four players that all average between 11 and 12 points a game.
Sharapova wishes she was in Australia right now while the Badgers are feeling like they just took a banana somewhere after their OT loss in Iowa City.
Meacham & McCamey at guards, Davis at forward, and Tisdale in the center position. And the root cause of them being so balanced is that they are some of the most disciplined and unselfish passers in the country. This is a team that averages 20 assists a game…the formula is simple, ball movement that stretches a defense that leaves high percentage shots.
Home whites always treat you well in conference play!
As for the Badgers, they are in the middle of a good old fashioned shart that trickles down your leg. With 3 straight losses, 2 of them on the road, I don’t see how this squad is anywhere motivated to pack the suitcase again and go up against a hostile Orange Crush crowd.
Penn State, the land of higher learning and hardcourt thumpings!
Iowa @ Penn State -6
The Hawkeyes pulled one out of their backside earlier this week by taking down the Badgers in OT. But an already lightly talented Hawk squad is without Cyrus Tate again and learned earlier this week that one of their young phenoms, Tucker, is academically ineligible for the rest of the season. Yes, they did win without both of these guys on Wednesday, however playing on the road is a much different experience especially for the guys that are used to keeping their warmups on all game and now have to provide valuable minutes and scoring.
PSU has two equally talented guards, kinda tough to pick which one to focus on isn't it?
Iowa is going to have to figure out how to stop a solid two pronged guard attack from Penn State. Battle and Pringle throw up about half of the Lions points and I don’t believe the Hawks have enough talent or depth to keep these two at bay, and with the nimble Jamelle Cornley on the inside this could be a very long game for the Hawks. Plus the fact that PSU is 12-2 at home while the Hawks are 2-6 on the road, only beaten The Citadel and then Kansas State at a neutral site. Expect Iowa to be very cold once again from behind the arc and this one gets out of hand early.
TEASIN' T-BONE TEASER SPECIAL
NY Knicks @ Philly 76ers teased to -3.5
Two trends stuck out to me when I was studying this game as a straight up ATS play that told me that making this a tease turned it into a money lock. The first is the fact that these two teams have faced off twice already this season, with Philly winning by 10 in NY and Philly winning by 29 at home. The second is that the Knicks are a dismal 6-15 when they have to suit up outside of the Garden. And if ya need another reason, NY has the 2nd worst FG % in the Association, kinda tough to win when ya can’t make buckets on a consistent basis, and they are due for a drop after making 50% last night.
Here kitty kitty. Scottie and the Cats are simply too talented today as they visit the tip of Florida.
Villanova teased to -2 @ S. Florida
Nova and Scottie Reynolds played tough earlier this week in a tough loss to UCONN, but they made it very clear that they belong in any conversation that involves the top teams in the Big East. The Bulls of South Florida on the other hand, just want to get through this year and hope they can dig out of the cellar of the league next winter. With this one teased down to a bucket, I don’t see how Nova doesn’t go home with a win.
One thing is certain about Teasin' T-Bone....like my homey Shock G used to say, KISS ME AND I'LL KISS YOU BACK!