Friday, March 13, 2009

College Hoops and The Return of Tennis

I just noticed that another tennis tournament had finally started after the ATP took more than a week off. Just a couple of basketball games so far. I'm going to start trying to limit myself to just the picks that I feel strongly about (like the 2-unit San Diego State play yesterday) and see if I can break out of this past week's slump:

College Basketball

Temple +4.5 -104, 2.08 units to win 2 units

No surprise to be fading Xavier once again. The public loves them, but they haven't been overly impressive away from home.

Villanova +4.5 -106, 2.12 units to win 2 units

Two really strong teams in this one (Sagarin has them about 2 points apart), and in what should be a close game, I'll take the 4.5 points. Nova is a little better offensively, and Louisville has a slight edge on the defensive end. Looking for a nail-biter tonight.

Tennis

C. Rochus +114 over J. Isner, 0.5 units to win 0.57 units


I like this Isner kid, but he's still learning how to win matches and I give the veteran an edge tonight. Line movement signalling Rochus also.

E. Schwank -156 over N. Massu, 0.78 units to win 0.5 units

Massu is terrible, and I like to say Schwank. Schwank! You can't get analysis like this just anywhere, folks.

Going to wait and see on the NBA games, but there are 3 or 4 that look like they're going to suck me in tonight. Another college game is possible in the late round of games, but need to get back to work for a while.

1 comment:

Ninersfan said...

Why is your line movement favoring Rochus?

Mine is favoring Isner... strange.