Thursday, March 20, 2008

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All of the books or online services that you people use should be cutting you off about now, as we had another 2-0 night to improve to 16-4 in the Association. But this night is about ‘The Dance’ so let’s get to it. I LOVE the Bruins to win the game but 12.5 is just a ton of points in a tournament game, even in the first round. In the course of the Bruins going 12-0 over the last 12, they are an even 6-6 ATS, as opposed to WKU which is 7-0 ATS their last 7 games. In short, I’m going to take the number (+12.5) in this one. Next, I like West Virginia (pk) vs. The X-Men. Xavier has had to come from behind in both of their victories and WV shoots much to well to give up those types of runs. Lastly, I like The Ville’ (-2) vs. Tennessee as the Patino D’ will take over this game, particularly if Lofton is not 100%. The Cards are peaking at the right time and also have been battle tested in the Big East. Lastly, for the quants, the Vols are 1-5 ATS in tournament games. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!!



Ok, we have ventured into the mire that is the NCAA tournament and it has not been easy. We called the WV upset but boy did we go the wrong way on UCLA, so we are still 500 in the Big Dance. Phoenix was easy money in the Association so the record has improved to 14-4 where we are just Kickin’ Arsh and takin’ names, let’s get back into it. In the NBA you gotta love the Spurs (+2) on the road vs. the Magic. This is a qualitative call because of the way the west is still up for grabs and each game means so much, they just have more to lose. I do realize the Spurs are 1-9 ATS as a road dog of 3pts or less, but I still like em’. Lastly, I like the Hornets (-4) at Indiana as there is NO WAY they will let a team at .414 knock them off the top spot in the West. That's the chowder, I'm Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!



We had another good night in the association with the Cavs and Warriors taking our record to 13-4 thus far. The dance was not as kind as when the point guard went down UCONN was done, and so were we. Texas helped us out and took care of business in an easy way, so we went 1-1.Today I LOVE West Virginia (+3) vs. Duke. I don’t think it was a wake up call vs. Bellmont in the first game, the truth is they simply are not that good. On the other had WV is good and much more balanced. I also like UCLA (-10 perhaps buy down to 9.5) to cover again. They are not far from home and on the same schedule (thurs/sat) as the weekly pac-10 schedule, they will play well today. In the Association I am still riding the “back down to earth” train and love Phoenix (-5.5) vs the Rockettes as they will soon be back in 7th spot where they belong. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up.



Ok, so the Lake Show came to play last night and dropped us to 11-4 in the association. Today I like Cleveland (-5) vs. the Raptors and Golden State (-4) at home vs. the Rockettes. I like to favs in the dance today as UCONN (-11.5) should handle the San Diego and Texas (-15) should blow out Austin Peay and look to send a message. That's a lot of chowder, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!
ow, they were giving away money last night with the Hornets, and how bout the Sixers ruining Iverson’s return? Anyway another 2-0 night to bring us to 11-3 for the year. Obviously the topic on the table is the Big Dance so let’s get to it. I like South Alabama getting (+4) vs. Butler and Drake (-4) vs. Western Kentucky. In the association play Utah (-4 buy down to 3.5) vs. the ‘Gasoless’ Lakers. That’s the chowder, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!



Well, the Warriors didn’t show up for us last night but the Pistons won going away so I owe you some juice. Now we are 9-3 in the Association and need a 2-0 night, so let’s get busy. I like the Hornets(-2 buy down to 1.5) to hand the Rockettes their second straight loss tonight, purely for qualitative reasons. However if you need some numbers to make you feel better, the Rockettes are 1-8 ats after scoring 85 points or less. Next I LOVE the Sixers (-1) vs the Nuggets who are on back to back, with Philly fighting for a playoff spot. Philly is 7-1 ats in March, and 17-5 ats the second half of the season. Tournament picks begin tomorrow. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey what do you think about the Miss St. Oregon game??

smacchat said...

I like Oregon because they can score with anyone. They tend to give up a lot of points to teams that can score inside but in this game, getting 2.5 pts. should be a nice pick.

Anonymous said...

Nick, i was looking at the UCLA Bruins as a number one seed and the 32point number seems to be an awful lot for a team that just wants to stay healthy. I was going to take the number, what do you think??

smacchat said...

Remember, UCLA plays unreal D. This is a team that only put up 24 points vs. Washington St (whom lost to UCLA twice) and they may not get that many tonight against the Bruins. If I had to play it I would lay the number. MBah a Moute is going to play tonight and so is Love, this is going to be a practice for UCLA and they my come up huge.

Anonymous said...

Nice calls yesterday, got any thoughts on the NBA tonight?

Anonymous said...

No, I don't play every day only when I see something that looks good and where there is a "good value" for the money(ie, buying points, the vig, etc.). I usually like there to be a full slate of games to choose from and there is only 3 tonight. Should have something tomorrow though.

Anonymous said...

Nice call on UCLA yesterday thanks! Anything else besides the 2 college games???

smacchat said...

Yea, still doing the work, but I'll have it posted by 4pm EST today.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the dope on the NBA last night, you're on FIRE! I know it wasn't one of your picks but what do you think about Orlando tonight?

smacchat said...

I looked at that game as well but had some concerns because Atlanta is fighting for that last playoff spot (up by 1/2 game) and is 20-13 at home this year. They could win this one on the court. Makes a great tease the other way if you can find something to tease it with.

Anonymous said...

Do you have a take on any of the tournament games?

Anonymous said...

Yea, I'll have sweet 16 takes up tomorrow! Got a problem with that UCLA number right now. Luc M Bah-a-Moute' had an MRI done on his ankle and Josh Shipp has strep throat, and they have the biggest number (12) right now. Also I'm trying to find out how bad Lofton's injury really is, he's in a foot cast right now. I'll be online tomorrow with some answers.

12-5 college for the year, 9-3 in pro. If you have comments, questions on a game, or need injury and weather reports, list your question in the blog for answers. ‘Nikki the Fish’ in the Player’s Club chat room every Wednesday.