Thursday 2/21

Forum: College Basketball
Author: [College Basketball] Topic: Thursday 2/21
JFen31 PM JFen31
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 8019
United States
 
JFen31
Participation Meter
Posted: 2/21/2013 12:33:41 PM
November: 67-48 (+17.8 units)
December: 52-61 (-7.6 units)
January: 55-45 (+13.3 units)
February: 54-39 (+8.7 units)
Overall: +32.2 units


Weakest Thursday card in quite awhile, although this weekend is going to be phenomenal. 

Thursday 2/21
La Salle +7/Duke -7 (2 units)
Penn State +16 (1 unit)
Cincy PK (1 unit)

Lean:
Drexel +2

GL.






CrusCrnshw PM CrusCrnshw
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 15920
Tokelau
 
CrusCrnshw
Participation Meter
Posted: 2/21/2013 12:46:29 PM
you are an A10 guy, and do well

Lasalle is going to be my play today, but seeing if I can get 2. Not a big play but regular. I am actually surprised it opened at pk and not at 2 or 3...
DAVIDN PM DAVIDN
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 20048
Indiana
 
DAVIDN
Participation Meter
Posted: 2/21/2013 12:48:38 PM
Good Luck tonight JFen31.
blocksnbooze PM blocksnbooze
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 812
 
blocksnbooze
Participation Meter
Posted: 2/21/2013 2:32:08 PM
Really like Cincy tonight. Think the battle on the boards will be the difference.
JMoneyMalone PM JMoneyMalone
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 177
 
JMoneyMalone
Participation Meter
Posted: 2/21/2013 2:38:01 PM

Cinci

phillyx PM phillyx
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 20
United States
 
phillyx
Participation Meter
Posted: 2/21/2013 3:20:50 PM
good luck tonight jfen
JFen31 PM JFen31
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 8019
United States
 
JFen31
Participation Meter
Posted: 2/21/2013 4:27:28 PM
Crus - Glad to see you back. We need more knowledgeable A-10 guys around here.


Some random musings from my stream of consciousness...

-Cincy-UCONN is an interesting clash of styles and personnel. Biggest problem for the Bearcats is that the pressure won't be effective against Napier and Boatright. Those guys are tremendous against pressure and will not hesitate to attack. Outside of this issue, though, not many disadvantages for Cincy. The size of Wright, Kilpatrick, and Parker will be problematic for the halfcourt offense of UCONN. I suspect Daniels will draw a tough matchup with either Rubles or Justin Jackson. Not really sure where UCONN gets its points as the it's awfully difficult to score in the paint against the size of Cincy and the Huskies are again without the 7-footer Wolf. If Cincy brings effort, they get 15+ offensive rebounds tonight.

-I'm saying this for at least the 20th time this year: yes, Penn State is bad. But no, Penn State has not quit. Quite the contrary, in fact. Chambers is doing his best with a depleted roster and a lack of proven scoring options. Things will be exponentially better next year with Frazier's return and John Johnson (Pitt transfer) becoming eligible at mid-season. Back to tonight, though. Illinois has seemingly rediscovered its early-season worldbeating form and is squarely back in the NCAA Tournament field. Problem is, tonight is a wicked spot after four BIG wins and a trip to Ann Arbor on Sunday. Penn State's defense is focused on not allowing points in the paint. If you've ever seen Villanova play, it's the exact same scheme as Chambers comes from the Jay Wright coaching tree. Point is, Illinois is going to get plenty of looks from deep. Certainly reasonable chance they knock a bunch down, but I'm playing the spot here.

-Duke has been somewhat pedestrian without Ryan Kelly, which really shouldn't come as a surprise given how important the stretch-4 man is in Coach K's dribble-drive system. The good news for Duke is that this Virginia Tech team is ill-equipped to take advantage of Kelly's absence. As the Tony Bennett parody account on Twitter so poignantly remarked, "If you slow down Erick Green, you beat Virginia Tech. But even if you don't stop Erick Green, you will still beat Virginia Tech." I'm inclined to think the latter happens tonight with the three Duke ball-hawking guards (Suliamon, Thornton, Cook) applying constant pressure and forcing other guys to hit shots. James Johnson has made no bones about wanting to play an up-tempo style and there is little chance he goes away from it tonight. He's kinda screwed either way, though a faster pace increases the chances of Duke blowing the doors off. Gut says this one is a runaway.

I could probably put together 2000 words on La Salle-Temple but am out of time. Bottom line, this Explorers team is sneaky, sneaky good. Duren/Galloway/Garland/Mills comprise one of the 7 or 8 best backcourts in the country. Wyatt will get his, but unless TU gets multiple secondary scoring options (i.e. Pepper/O'Brien/Randall hitting threes), La Salle ultimately has too many weapons. Liacouras Center will be rocking, but La Salle is in position to win the Big 5 for the first time in 23 years. Motivation to the Explorers in a highly-entertaining game.

Out for the night.

Good luck to all.






DONNYBRASCO1961 PM DONNYBRASCO1961
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 18
 
DONNYBRASCO1961
Participation Meter
Posted: 2/21/2013 5:14:21 PM
not new to this place,just my first post...really like your write ups on all the games jfen..def one of the best cappers here
RoughEmUp PM RoughEmUp
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1732
Canada
 
RoughEmUp
Participation Meter
Posted: 2/21/2013 5:23:43 PM
Thanks for the great read GL J
keepitstrict PM keepitstrict
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 11113
District of
              Columbia
 
keepitstrict
Participation Meter
Posted: 2/21/2013 6:09:59 PM
TRAIN69 PM TRAIN69
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 43472
Missouri
 
TRAIN69
Participation Meter
Posted: 2/21/2013 6:16:12 PM
Great stuff JFen. I took PSU and the O130 for the exact reasons you listed.
cmod123 PM cmod123
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 982
Newfoundland
 
cmod123
Participation Meter
Posted: 2/21/2013 6:43:14 PM
Love the insight Jfen. Very much appreciated.
Posted using a mobile device.
Baby_BA PM Baby_BA
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 18053
Massachusetts
 
Baby_BA
Participation Meter
Posted: 2/21/2013 6:50:04 PM
GL 
AAY PM AAY
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 22696
 
AAY
Participation Meter
Posted: 2/21/2013 7:23:33 PM
Good Luck
MuggsyBogues PM MuggsyBogues
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 8638
Ukraine
 
MuggsyBogues
Participation Meter
Posted: 2/21/2013 9:41:58 PM
Two extremely close games. No luck tonight.

You expecting the sheer volume of bets to be very high on Saturday, or is a 4 unit wager in the making?


JFen31 PM JFen31
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 8019
United States
 
JFen31
Participation Meter
Posted: 2/22/2013 2:37:42 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by MuggsyBogues:

Two extremely close games. No luck tonight.

You expecting the sheer volume of bets to be very high on Saturday, or is a 4 unit wager in the making?




Nah, nothing big. I'm buried in work this weekend and have various plans, so time will be limited. Probably won't even touch the BracketBusters stuff.


JFen31 PM JFen31
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 8019
United States
 
JFen31
Participation Meter
Posted: 2/22/2013 2:39:29 PM
Friday:

SLU @ Butler Under 125 (1 unit)

Got a lot to say here, but no time. Biggest thing is Butler's struggles against on-ball pressure. Had SLU for a 2-unit play in the first meeting but Brad is amazing with revenge. Don't think either team gets out of the 50's tonight.

GL.




Spartacus10 PM Spartacus10
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 5668
Ontario
 
Spartacus10
Participation Meter
Posted: 2/22/2013 2:55:26 PM
Hey JFen, you're putting together another great season. In 3 seasons, I've seen you clear 30+ units in college hoops. My question is have you ever had a losing season in college hoops? Your knowledge regarding the game is second to none.
DAVIDN PM DAVIDN
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 20048
Indiana
 
DAVIDN
Participation Meter
Posted: 2/23/2013 3:01:35 AM
Good luck tomorrow  JFen31
Njames PM Njames
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 247
 
Njames
Participation Meter
Posted: 2/23/2013 10:00:06 AM
moving on...
syracusejoe PM syracusejoe
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 2286
China
 
syracusejoe
Participation Meter
Posted: 2/23/2013 10:17:08 AM
please do not bump threads.  Thanks
dduukkee PM dduukkee
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 2317
California
 
dduukkee
Participation Meter
Posted: 2/23/2013 10:51:50 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by syracusejoe:

please do not bump threads.  Thanks
you the fu#kin posting police?
Forum: College Basketball
You have entered the forum as a GUEST. 
You must login/register to post or reply.