Basketball Picks: March 6

Didn’t like any games on Wednesday but I have three picks for Thursday:

LSU -1.5 over Vanderbilt

LSU isn’t a great road team but they basically just have to win this game to cover. LSU is still on the bubble of the NCAA tournament and needs to win this game. The Tigers front court led by Johnny O’Bryant and Jordan Mickey should be able to dominate Vanderbilt in this matchup.

Michigan State -4.5 over Iowa

The Spartans have dropped two straight and six of their last ten games. Their most recent loss was a shock defeat to Illinois at home on Saturday. Well coached teams don’t lose three straight games. Tom Izzo will make sure his team is ready to bounce back against an Iowa team who have had trouble beating good teams recently.

Miami +2.5 over San Antonio

The Heat have a great chance to move closer to Indiana in the Eastern Conference standings after the Pacers fell in Charlotte on Wednesday night. The Heat will be focused for this game after losing Tuesday in Houston. I’m very confident with this pick especially since Miami is an underdog.


Basketball Picks: March 4

I was 0-2 in my first day of doing this. Probably will stick with college games the rest of the month. I have two picks today.

Creighton -3.5 over Georgetown

Creighton dropped their third conference game of the season on Saturday at Xavier and stay on the road with a game at Georgetown Tuesday. Creighton bounced back with wins in their previous two losses and I expect them to do the same tonight.

South Carolina +12 over Florida 

South Carolina pulled off a huge upset against Kentucky on Saturday. They stay home to play the SEC leading Florida Gators. Florida is undefeated in SEC play and have had two close calls last time on the road against Ole Miss and Vanderbilt. I think the pressure of staying undefeated has caught up with the Gators. They play Kentucky the last game of the regular season so this could be a lookahead game for Billy Donavan’s team.


Basketball Picks: March 3

I took a break for a month picking games on the website after a successful bowl and NFL playoff run. With one week left in the college basketball regular season, I feel like it’s a perfect time to start posting picks here. Conference tournaments and the NCAA tournament is my favorite time of year so I will be sharing my picks for some of those games throughout the month of March. I will also throw in a NBA pick if there is a game I have an opinion on. Here are my two picks for Monday: Continue reading

The Seven Most Over-Covered American Sports Stories In July

Sports news in July can get really boring. The only sport going on is baseball and it’s still the middle of the season. It’s awkward period of time where fans start looking forward to the football season even though it’s two months away. Because we live in a society that is dominated by Twitter, people have become hungry for news and they want that news as quickly as possible. When there isn’t many sports highlights to show ESPN and other sports news sources talk about a handful of stories everyday and it gets annoying. This July was no exception. After a great sports month in June, the stories become repetitive and make you miss football even more. Here are seven stories that got way too much coverage this month on TV or the internet:

1. Johnny Manziel- When he won his Heisman Trophy he was Johnny Football. This summer he is a 20 year old, rich kid from Texas that has off the field issues. It started when he showed up late to a Manning quarterback camp and may have been hungover. The story went on all month and no one is really sure what happened that got him sent home from the camp. Then last weekend he came up with the bright idea to go to a Texas frat party, and he got kicked out and a beer was thrown on him. The next day he wore a Tebow Jets jersey to another party at Texas. Manziel has a chance to quiet critics with his actions on the football field. If he beats Alabama against on September 14, then most will forget this summer. Continue reading

Why I have Zero Expectations for the 2012-2013 Bulls

Another basketball season is here and this time it will be a normal 82 game season with no ridiculous condensed schedule like we saw in 2011-2012. This 2012-2013 season is headlined by the Heat, Lakers and Thunder as the only teams people are giving a chance to win a championship. Because of the injury to Derrick Rose, I agree that those three teams are the class of the league. In fact, I have no expectations about this season for the Bulls because of no Rose and new faces on the bench. Continue reading