Messages

Forum Index : College Basketball : Messages Page 2 of 2  1 2  
Author: [College Basketball] Topic: Daviddaman24's Play in & First Round Plays
daviddaman24 send a private message View Space | Blog | Friends | Playbook | My Sportsbook: 5Dimes |
daviddaman24
Participation Meter
Captain
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 8135
Location: California
#26
Posted: 3/13/2012 3:37:31 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by irshgoldendomer:

SDSU FROM WATCHING THEM ON TV THE LAST FEW WEEKS THEY ARE DIFFENTLLY A HOT AND COLD TEAM AND AS OF LATELY, TEAMS HAVE FIGURED THEM OUT. THEY HAVE NO HEART THEY GET POP IN THE CHIN THAT TEAM THROWS IN THE TOWL.

They have no heart? They've come from behind to win 9 games this season when trailing by 9 points or more. I don't mind if you take shots at my team as they certainly have flaws, but if you're going to do so at least be accurate and bring facts rather than made up garbage that isn't back by any facts at all. Come on man. 
quote
daviddaman24 send a private message View Space | Blog | Friends | Playbook | My Sportsbook: 5Dimes |
daviddaman24
Participation Meter
Captain
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 8135
Location: California
#27
Posted: 3/13/2012 3:53:11 PM
Colorado State +4 - Give me a battle tested Colorado State here over a Murray State team that's played basically nobody all season. Yes as you all know Murray State is 30-1 this season, but the way I say it 26 of those 30 wins were against garbage. They have solid wins against Southern Miss, Dayton, Memphis and St. Mary's i'll give them that. However with the exception of the St. Mary's game those wins all came early in the season when the club was playing much better than they have been lately. Cannon, Poole, and Aska provide a nice trio of players for the Racers and Cannon especially is a very good player, no way around that. Neither team really has any size or any inside threats so this game will be decided on the perimeter and by back court play. To that point it's no surprise Colorado State is led by guards Dorian Green and Wes Eikmeier both of which are great FT shooters and can knock it down from 3 point land. To me however the X factor in this game is Colorado State's Pierce Hornung. Hornung is only 6'5'' 200 lbs but plays much much bigger than that. He's a gritty, gutty player and is tenacious on the offensive glass. Hornung actually sports the 3rd highest offensive rebounding percentage in the country and against a Murray State team that doesn't really have any solid rebounders I could see Hornung having a field day creating second chance points for the Rams. Lastly i'll double back to how I opened this write up and touch on Colorado State's schedule this year. In the non conference they challenged themselves with games against Montana, Southern Miss, Stanford, Northern Iowa, Duke, Colorado and Denver. Then of course in MWC conference play they had 2 match ups each against SDSU, New Mexico and UNLV (all 6 seeds or better in the big dance) and were able to pull off a split against all 3. Seeing a team like Murray State is not to phase the Rams in the least, and frankly I see them winning outright. 
quote
daviddaman24 send a private message View Space | Blog | Friends | Playbook | My Sportsbook: 5Dimes |
daviddaman24
Participation Meter
Captain
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 8135
Location: California
#28
Posted: 3/13/2012 4:11:35 PM
South Dakota State +7.5 - Here we have a South Dakota State team that is much better than I'm sure most of you realize. I'll start off by talking about the strength of this jackrabbit team, their offense. South Dakota State ranks 26th in the country in offensive efficiency. With Jordan Dykstra, Griffan Callahan, and Chad White they have 3 of the top 91 efficient players in the country. That's out of over 3300 players folks. 3 of the top 91 on the same team. Wrap your heads around that. As a team they shoot nearly 40% from 3 point land, and of the top 5 three point shooters in terms of attempts 3 of them shoot it at 46% or better. Just incredible. Yes it's a against a lower level of competition than what they'll see with Baylor, but at the end of the day if you can shoot, you can shoot... and these kids can. Delving deeper into the jackrabbits offensive efficiency is the fact their turnover percentage is 4th best in the country. This is an offense that play very intelligently, they're in no hurry, they make the defense work, won't turn the ball over, and almost always will end the possession with a high quality shot. Now to get into Baylor. I'll give Baylor this, in terms of sheer talent they're one of the top teams in the country, talent on top of talent. Jones, Acy, Miller, Jackson, etc. It's a breeding ground of future of NBA players, no doubt about it. All that said, I am not a fan of Scott Drew. He's simply not a very good coach, and in many Baylor games i've seen this year I could swear to you it's almost as if he isn't coaching at all. It's kind of just a roll the ball out there and let the guys do what they want kind of thing. Against a smart, fundamentally sound team like South Dakota State that kind of coaching (or lack there of) could lead to some trouble for the Bears. I expect the jackrabbits to hang around for a full 40 here and be within striking distance late for a shot at an upset and outright win.
quote
rustylush send a private message View Space | Friends | Playbook |
rustylush
Participation Meter
Prospect
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 55
Location: California
#29
Posted: 3/13/2012 4:15:50 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by daviddaman24:


They have no heart? They've come from behind to win 9 games this season when trailing by 9 points or more. I don't mind if you take shots at my team as they certainly have flaws, but if you're going to do so at least be accurate and bring facts rather than made up garbage that isn't back by any facts at all. Come on man. 



quote
daviddaman24 send a private message View Space | Blog | Friends | Playbook | My Sportsbook: 5Dimes |
daviddaman24
Participation Meter
Captain
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 8135
Location: California
#30
Posted: 3/13/2012 4:47:35 PM
Summary

Tuesday:

BYU -2

Wednesday: 

California -2.5

Thursday: 

Long Beach State +4
Montana +9.5
South Dakota State +7.5
Colorado State +4

... they'll be more. Finishing up going through the Thursday games, then will get into the Friday slate. 
quote
KobezKing send a private message View Space | Friends | Playbook |
KobezKing
Participation Meter
MVP
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 16066
Location:
#31
Posted: 3/13/2012 5:02:18 PM
Good to see ya back here Dave.  Give the books hell..  Good Luck
quote
daviddaman24 send a private message View Space | Blog | Friends | Playbook | My Sportsbook: 5Dimes |
daviddaman24
Participation Meter
Captain
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 8135
Location: California
#32
Posted: 3/13/2012 5:06:17 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by KobezKing:

Good to see ya back here Dave.  Give the books hell..  Good Luck

You got it bud. Appreciate the support. Been hitting very well lately, figured I'd come back and try to help here. 
quote
KobezKing send a private message View Space | Friends | Playbook |
KobezKing
Participation Meter
MVP
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 16066
Location:
#33
Posted: 3/13/2012 5:09:42 PM
yea u have, and lucky me too b following u and nropp
quote
daviddaman24 send a private message View Space | Blog | Friends | Playbook | My Sportsbook: 5Dimes |
daviddaman24
Participation Meter
Captain
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 8135
Location: California
#34
Posted: 3/13/2012 5:16:14 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by KobezKing:

yea u have, and lucky me too b following u and nropp

Ha yeah I've been hot, but not as hot as Neil. He's on another planet right now, truly amazing how well he knows his college hoops. Mad respect for him. 
quote
ebrandenb send a private message View Space | Friends | Playbook |
ebrandenb
Participation Meter
Prospect
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 59
Location: Maryland
#35
Posted: 3/13/2012 5:57:38 PM
With you on BYU tonight. BOL my dude 
quote
daviddaman24 send a private message View Space | Blog | Friends | Playbook | My Sportsbook: 5Dimes |
daviddaman24
Participation Meter
Captain
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 8135
Location: California
#36
Posted: 3/14/2012 12:02:27 AM
BYU with an incredible comeback win and cover. I knew they had a good defense, and after the first 16 minutes they finally decided to show it. Allowed 17 points in the final 24 minutes of the game. Just amazing. 


quote
daviddaman24 send a private message View Space | Blog | Friends | Playbook | My Sportsbook: 5Dimes |
daviddaman24
Participation Meter
Captain
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 8135
Location: California
#37
Posted: 3/14/2012 1:35:42 AM
final adds for Thursday:

Iowa State +1.5
Colorado +5.5

will have write ups for these in the morning, then will get into Fridays slate
quote
HockeyTeeth
RSI Wagerline RSI Rating
send a private message View Space | Blog | Friends | Playbook |
HockeyTeeth
Participation Meter
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1713
Location: Nova Scotia
#38
Posted: 3/14/2012 5:49:37 AM
Good luck, nice work.
quote
Onthereal send a private message View Space | Friends | Playbook |
Onthereal
Participation Meter
Captain
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 5876
Location: Maryland
#39
Posted: 3/14/2012 8:16:12 AM
Like the card buddy, good luck in the tourney.
quote
kerryvonerick
RSI Wagerline RSI Rating
send a private message View Space | Friends | Playbook |
kerryvonerick
Participation Meter
Hall of Fame
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 22992
Location: United States
#40
Posted: 3/14/2012 12:15:37 PM
quote
daviddaman24 send a private message View Space | Blog | Friends | Playbook | My Sportsbook: 5Dimes |
daviddaman24
Participation Meter
Captain
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 8135
Location: California
#41
Posted: 3/14/2012 2:09:29 PM
Iowa State +1.5 - Wrong team is favored here in my eyes. Iowa State is a program that doesn't have the tradition of U Conn, isn't on ESPN every time you turn around, didn't win the national title last year, and as a result is getting a point and half here. Good enough for me, i'll gladly take it, and here's why. First and foremost is Royce White. White is unlike any other big man in the country in that he's almost a point power forward. The Cyclones entire offense runs through White, who is an exceptional ball handler for a big man, and can find open shooters/cutters from the post with great skill. On most possessions Iowa State will look to get White the ball on the block, from there he'll either go to work on his man one on one, get doubled and kick to a 3 point shooter, or look for some kind of cutter through the line. This is a recipe that's worked well for Iowa State this season. With Christopherson (45%), Allen (38%), McGee (41%) and Baab (34%), they have the weapons on the outside to knock down big shots. This is also a team that doesn't shrink in big games, this season they sport wins against Kansas, Texas, Baylor, and Kansas State. As far as U Conn goes you have a team that's trying to recapture last years magic and make a deep tournament run, I however just don't see it. I'll start by giving credit where it's due. Jeremy Lamb is a terrific player and will most likely have a long NBA career. After that I don't see it. Shabazz Napier is a player who thinks he's much better than he really is, ditto for Ryan Boatright and Alex Oriakhi. Drummond is a solid young player but very very raw. I expect and admit Lamb should have a solid game, but the combo of Napier and Boatright is very capable of combining to go about 7 of 24 from field and shooting U Conn right out of the game, and the tournament. I'll gladly take a point and a half and go to battle with the Cyclones. 
quote
daviddaman24 send a private message View Space | Blog | Friends | Playbook | My Sportsbook: 5Dimes |
daviddaman24
Participation Meter
Captain
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 8135
Location: California
#42
Posted: 3/14/2012 4:29:38 PM
Colorado +5.5 - Getting 5.5 here is enough for me to roll the dice with Colorado. This was an under the radar team most of the season that I actually had liked, then as we all know they put everything together and won the Pac-12 conference tourney. Where this teams bread is buttered is on the defensive end. The Buffaloes ranked 37th in the country this season is defensive efficiency and that will bode well for them against a pretty solid UNLV offensive club. Another angle I like here for Colorado is their slow pace. UNLV loves to play fast, very fast, but part of me wonders with the high stakes of the big dance if jitters and attention to detail might cause them to slow the pace a bit. I'm not talking South Florida slow or anything, but slower than we're used to seeing the Rebels play. If they do indeed slow the pace it could be playing right into Colorado's hands. If they don't you can still rest assured Colorado will do everything they can to turn this game into as much of a snail as they can. Which as you can tell by now is a big part of what i'm banking on. If Colorado can get UNLV to run half court offense for most of the game they'll be in very good shape. UNLV teams are traditionally very athletic, long, quick and can jump through the roof. This years squad is no exception. Tons of talent, no way around that. However I feel Colorado has enough athletes to hang in with them, led by Freshman Spencer Dinwiddie. Dinwiddie is a skinny kid at 6'5'' 190 and looks like a pogo stick out there on the floor but he's very dynamic. Along with Dinwiddie are Austin Dufault, Andre Roberson, and Carlon Brown who also all average in double figures scoring. Another key to this game that shouldn't be overlooked is the rebounding ability of Roberson to counter UNLV's Mike Moser. These are two of the better rebounders in the country, and frankly without Roberson I wouldn't be able to pull the trigger on Colorado here. There's plenty more I could get into with this game but i'll leave it at this... I'm very comfortable taking a team playing with a ton of confidence and basically playing with house money against a UNLV team that's solid but clearly beatable. Especially with 5.5 points in my pocket. 
quote
daviddaman24 send a private message View Space | Blog | Friends | Playbook | My Sportsbook: 5Dimes |
daviddaman24
Participation Meter
Captain
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 8135
Location: California
#43
Posted: 3/14/2012 4:30:53 PM
Summary:

Tonight:

California -2.5

Thursday: 

Long Beach State +4
Montana +9.5
South Dakota State +7.5
Colorado State +4
Colorado +5.5
Iowa State +1.5

will now start getting into Friday schedule... 
quote
alohac75 send a private message View Space | Friends | Playbook |
alohac75
Participation Meter
Prospect
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 400
Location: Hawaii
#44
Posted: 3/14/2012 4:39:46 PM
Good Luck David! Crazy game last night with byu.....had them on a parlay and by halftime I was like alright this is dead! But WOW to my surprise they fought back to win and cover! Thanks for the picks and Best of Luck to you!
quote
daviddaman24 send a private message View Space | Blog | Friends | Playbook | My Sportsbook: 5Dimes |
daviddaman24
Participation Meter
Captain
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 8135
Location: California
#45
Posted: 3/14/2012 6:18:22 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by alohac75:

Good Luck David! Crazy game last night with byu.....had them on a parlay and by halftime I was like alright this is dead! But WOW to my surprise they fought back to win and cover! Thanks for the picks and Best of Luck to you!

That was pretty wild man, but at the end of their defense finally stepped up and did what they'd done all the year... and that's get the job done. Couldn't believe Iona lit them up for 55 in the first 15 minutes but to be frank they were playing out of their fools and way over their head. Reality hit hard the last 25 minutes and the better team ended up winning. BYU showed great heart. 
quote
daviddaman24 send a private message View Space | Blog | Friends | Playbook | My Sportsbook: 5Dimes |
daviddaman24
Participation Meter
Captain
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 8135
Location: California
#46
Posted: 3/14/2012 6:23:24 PM
Here are my first locked in plays for Friday... and there will be more

Friday:

Cincy -2
Alabama -2
Florida -3.5
Belmont +3.5


quote
daviddaman24 send a private message View Space | Blog | Friends | Playbook | My Sportsbook: 5Dimes |
daviddaman24
Participation Meter
Captain
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 8135
Location: California
#47
Posted: 3/15/2012 1:01:14 AM
Very poor showing from Cal tonight. Just awful. The real fun begins tomorrow. 
quote
daviddaman24 send a private message View Space | Blog | Friends | Playbook | My Sportsbook: 5Dimes |
daviddaman24
Participation Meter
Captain
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 8135
Location: California
#48
Posted: 3/16/2012 12:39:28 AM
no time for write ups but here's what I have for Friday... 

Cincy -2
Bama -2
Belmont +3.5
Florida +3.5
Notre Dame -2.5
St. Mary's -2
quote
EazyFBaby send a private message View Space | Friends | Playbook |
EazyFBaby
Participation Meter
Veteran
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 2858
Location: United States
#49
Posted: 3/16/2012 12:55:56 AM
I think Bama wins by double digits tomorrow
quote
Forum Index : College Basketball : Messages Page 2 of 2  1 2  
You have entered the forum as a GUEST. 
You must login/register to post or reply.