A few pieces of business to discuss before I get into my picks. There are only three games tonight (all of which are terrible), and because the spreads for Saturday’s game don’t come out until tomorrow, I’m going to pick the three games tonight, and then an additional two games tomorrow. Hopefully, I don’t have to do this every week, so I’m guessing that I’ll probably just pick Saturday’s games in the future. My second order of business is that I actually picked five games last week, but it ended up not getting published which was good because I went 1-4. So like any reasonable person, you better believe I’m not counting that towards my record. Anyways, the games tonight suck so I’m not sure how these picks will go, but we have a better slate of games tomorrow, so if it gets ugly tonight I should be able to salvage it on Saturday. This week’s picks are:
Minnesota -13 vs Georgia Southern
If this was football I’d consider taking Georgia Southern, but it’s not, so I’m going with the Golden Gophers. Minnesota is sitting at 8-1 on the season, including wins against Arkansas and Florida State, who are a combined 16-2 on the season. The Big Ten is just a better conference than the Sun Belt, so based off of that logic, I’m assuming Minnesota is the better team. I couldn’t tell you anything about Georgia Southern’s basketball team, so just take the Gophers.
Wake Forest -9.5 @ UNC Greensboro
Probably a stupid pick, but whatever. Back in the day, I used to be a huge Wake Forest fan, mostly because I loved Chris Paul. I even went to a Wake Forest basketball camp with my friend one summer and had a great time, so that’s pretty much the only reason why I’m going with the Demon Deacons. I stopped liking Chris Paul after he went to the Clippers when he should have been a Laker, which I blame on that asshole David Stern for blocking that trade, and which eventually cost Kobe Bryant another ring. Not really relevant to the pick, but I just wanted to get it off my chest.
Longwood +36 @ Creighton
All signs indicate that I should take Creighton here because they are ranked 10th in the country, but 36 points is kind of a lot, so here’s to Longwood keeping it within 35 points. Nothing else to really say about this game, other than let’s go Lancers (that’s Longwood’s team name, bet you didn’t know that).
Villanova -6.5 vs Notre Dame
Another pick I’m not wild about, but I’m going with it anyways. I see this game going one of two ways, either it’s a great game that Notre Dame is able to keep close but eventually loses, or Nova beats the living hell out of them. I’m going with the latter because I like how Villanova is home, and not to mention they’re the reigning National Champs.
Georgetown -4 vs La Salle – Lock of the Week
Neither of these teams are that good, but I LOVE the Hoyas in this spot. I actually don’t know a damn thing about either team, but Georgetown is a better program from top to bottom so I have to take them here as my Lock of the Week. Georgetown might actually suck this year, but any sane person would not take freaking La Salle here.
I did a good job with my first week of picks, so hopefully I can string together a couple of wins this week. I don’t feel too confident about these picks but screw it. Let’s do this, Goddammit.
Record on the season: 4-1
Locks of the Week: 1-0