joelwoods Posts:294 Followers:4
On 12/28/2011 12:35 PM in General

todays picks and analysis 12/28

[745] GEORGETOWN +6-110
[745] GEORGETOWN +220
against Memphis the Cardinals fell behind in the second half before pulling out a 95-87 victory over the previously ranked Tigers on Dec. 17. The Hoyas had a much easier time five days later, never trailing in the second half and leading by as many as 20 in a 70-59 victory - only the second time all season Memphis was held below 70 points. Should be a close game and Louisville might overlook Georgetown to Saturdays match-up against Kentucky.

[759] INDIANA U +6-110
[759] INDIANA U +225
Indiana, which faces No. 2 Ohio State and No. 18 Michigan following today's game, hasn’t prevailed at the Breslin Center since a 62-56 win Feb. 28, 1991. The Hoosiers, though, did take the then-No. 25 Spartans down to the wire during an 84-83 overtime loss there Jan. 30. Indiana is tied for the Division I lead in 3-point percentage (45.9) and among the nation’s top 10 in scoring (84.8 points per game). Both teams have played UNC Michigan St loss
67-55 where Indiana beat Kentucky 73-72 and Kentucky beat UNC 73-72 Should be a close game I think Indiana wins by 14, but home court has a big advantage at the Breslin Center which should push it down to a Indiana win by 5 .

[719] NEW YORK -5-110
The Knicks could have an easier time getting their second victory with Curry expected to rest his injured right ankle. Curry, who missed eight games with ankle problems last season and reinjured his right ankle in the preseason, had 21 points, 10 assists and six steals before landing awkwardly again Monday against Chicago.The Warriors had won eight straight at home against the Knicks before falling 125-119 on Nov. 19, 2010, despite Monta Ellis’ 40 points. Anthony was still playing for Denver while New York split two meetings with Golden State last season. He averaged 34.0 points for the Nuggets in two games against the Warriors, and is 19-6 against them in his career.

Northwestern always seems to be at its best against Ohio State. A year ago, the Buckeyes were ranked No. 1 in both meetings and the Wildcats didn’t back down either time. Even without Shurna on Jan. 29 in Evanston, Northwestern lost 58-57. The teams also met March 11 in a quarterfinal of the Big Ten tournament and the Wildcats took Ohio State to overtime before falling 67-61. Jared Sullinger appears to be close to being healthy, but after Thursday night’s game (a 69-40 win over Miami University) there was some swelling in his foot. Ohio State is not the same team when he is not on the floor.

Might have more games later to post Yesterday was a good day going 4-1

bobalou Posts:5402 Followers:148
12/28/2011 12:37 PM

Congrats of the 4 - 1 yesterday.

Thanks for sharing and good luck with the plays. I love the write-ups and insights :)

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joelwoods Posts:294 Followers:4
12/28/2011 01:09 PM

1 more pick

[224] TEXAS -3½

Texas beat UCLA 49-20 on 9/17 while Cal lost to them 31-14 on 10/29. Both games were at the Rose Bowl. This game is reminding me of the 2004 Holiday bowl between Cal and Texas Tech. Cal got snubbed by the Rose Bowl committee who chose Texas instead and then Cal went on and loss in the Holiday Bowl 45-31. The Longhorns have won seven of their last nine postseason games and are appearing in the Holiday Bowl for the fifth time - the last coming in 2007 - with a 2-2 mark in the game. Texas has won all four matchups with Cal, the last coming in 1970.

finance Posts:9352 Followers:231
12/28/2011 01:11 PM

Good Luck Joel - thanks for the plays and great day yesterday!!

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joelwoods Posts:294 Followers:4
12/28/2011 01:12 PM

Texas game should be high scoring should range from 45 of a low to a high of 63 a small parlay might be worth a shot

[223] TOTAL o47½-120 (B+½)
CFB [224] TEXAS -2½-135 (B+1)