GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 PIGSKIN Picks: 68-44 ats...61%
NFL 28-19 - NCAA 20-15 - Teasers 20-10 - Lovely Ladies 69-0
GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Picks: 51-36 ats…59%
NBA 34-24 - NCAA 11-10 - Teasers 6-2 - Church League 69-0
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CLEVELAND CAVALIERS (-5.5) @ NEW YORK KNICKS
Just like in 2004 Cinematic Masterpiece Bella Loves Jenna, after the passionate opening scene between Jameson & Belladonna that was Kobe in Gotham-esque, Monica Sweetheart seemed captivated and stepped-up to the bed and delivered a masterful exchange with Anthony Hardwood in scene two…which is exactly what I expect from Bron-Bron tonight in-front of the New York crowd. Especially with the respectable number it opened at because of the automatic back-to-back road shift Vegas gave the Cavs because of last night’s contest against Toronto (W 101-83), jump on this early before the masses get a hold of the Insideplays magic.
In my humble, correct opinion, if CLE played in NJ tonight, maybe I’d be worried about some tired legs, but this at the MFin Garden with Spike Lee sitting front-row fellas. Especially after Mr. “I hold white-girls down sometimes” Bryant erupting for 61 and broke the great Bernard King’s scoring record, you think King James will have some extra incentive tonight to prove he’s the best baller on the planet?
And even better for this investment, who the hell is gonna guard LeBron? On Monday, Kobe was handled by the rapidly declining skills of Q-Richardson, the young Wilson Chandler, a desperation attempt from D’Antoni with Nate “Mighty Mouse” Robinson”, and the uninterested D from Al Harrington & Tim Thomas. Against the freakish size, strength, & quickness of Mr. James, I actually believe they’ll be in more trouble one-on-one, not to mention his passing skills & long-range threats spreading the floor (Mo Williams: 20 for last 40 from downtown – Wally: 41-3pt% for the year – Boobie Gibson 50-3pt% last 9 games). Throw-in the recent return of Big Z (14 ppg, 51 fg%, 48-3pt%) with his deadly jumper from the top to keep the few big-bodes of the Knickerbockers out of the middle, and the greatest 6-8 athlete on the planet will be able to attack the basket without much resistance.
Finally, I’ve said it before & I’ll say it again, as the season progresses the overachieving Knicks will wear-out and teams will have a better understanding of D’Antoni’s style. Seriously, how long can a backcourt of Duhon, Nate Dogg, & Q continue to be successful? When will Al Jeff & Timmy T resort to their usual bad habits? And do people realize how inflated David Lee’s stats are because New York has nobody else in the frontcourt? As a result of these brilliant questions:
Bron goes for 40 pts & 10 dimes as CLE wins by 10
NEW JERSEY NETS (+1.5) @ WASHINGTON WIZ
For all the casual talk Vinsanity will be traded and this is a rebuilding year for the Nets...TOUCH ME HERE to keep Reading & Drooling!
NEW JERSEY NETS (+1.5) @ WASHINGTON WIZ
For all the casual talk Vinsanity will be traded and this is a rebuilding year for the Nets, Jersey’s currently a half game out of the playoffs and played with remarkable passion on the road this season. I know it sounds crazy, but they actually have a better record away from Jay-Z than in-front of the man with Beyonce on his arm.
And trust me, I know the Association and how important a proper mind-set is. After winning at Philly on Saturday, I know Coach Frank pointed to the back-to-back tilts with Milwaukee & Washington emphasizing the realistic opportunity to start a three-game win streak. And did it ever work last night. The Nets hammered the Bucks as Vince dominated with a triple-double, and his young frontcourt looked phenomenal (7- foot Brook Lopez & 6-10 Ryan Anderson: 41 pts, 19 reb, 3 blk). And speaking of that young frontcourt, tonight they face the soft D of Antawn Jamison and a vacant center position with Brendan Haywood & Andray Blatche out.
But most importantly tonight against the absolutely awful Bullets (they’re 10-38 and coming off a home loss to a Memphis squad amidst a 12-game losing streak), there is one specific match-up that will be Washington’s demise...the lightning-quick Devin Harris (21.4 ppg, 6.4 apg, & 9 FTA p/gm) against the player once known as Mike James (3 apg, 37 fg%, & 33 years-old) and the currently clueless & already well-traveled 21 year-old Javaris Crittenton. As a result, don’t be surprised when I go 2-0 tonight, and don’t be surprised when Devin Harris attacks the rim to the tune of 30 tonight in an easy victory.