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Pick of the Night

Posted by mvetack on January 14, 2010

(14) Gonzaga Bulldogs +4.5 at St. Marys Gaels

For years now the Gaels have been the Zag’s top competition in the conference but have not been able to overtake them. This year might be the year. Gonzaga’s offense runs through Bouldin and he is having another great season. Bouldin and his shaggy hair are averaging 15 points and 5 assists on the season. St. Mary’s 6′ 11″ center Omar Samhan leads the Gaels with a 20 and 10 average. St. Mary’s has won 12 of the last 13 games this season and there only two losses on the season came to Vanderbilt early in the season and a pretty good USC team. St. Mary’s has what it takes to send the Zag’s down a notch in the West Coast Conference and get the automatic bid into this year’s tourny. St. Mary’s gains a lot of attention tonight after midnight eastern time with a big win over Gonzaga.

Mary’s over Zags – Scuttlebutt Record – (13-13)

Last pick, North Carolina +4 over Clemson, resulted in a loss with Clemson wrecking UNC 83-64.

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Pick of the Night

Posted by mvetack on January 4, 2010

TCU -7.5 vs Boise State

Monday night’s Fiesta bowl features the two non BCS conference schools in TCU and Boise State. This match up seems to be made for two reasons. 1… only one of these teams will finish undefeated instead of possibly both if they were playing in two different bowls. This lowers the amount of undefeated teams with an argument for being number one in the nation. 2… the two teams that can possibly flip the BCS system on its head by completely wrecking a team like Florida, Texas, or Alabama, don’t get an opportunity to do so and prove that a playoff is needed. But before I go off on the BCS I am here today just to pick the winner.

These two high octane offenses should make for the most exciting and entertaining BCS bowl game of the season. Everyone appears to be high on TCU this season and has them running circles around Kellen Moore and Boise State. in the words of Lee Corso, “Not so fast, my friend”. Boise State somehow continues to get little respect even as they win year after year after year. Gonzaga in NCAA basketball after a couple surprising seasons legitimatized themselves and is now a main stay in the top 25. Boise for some reason has had a similar story and rise to prominence as the Zags but still gets knocked down a peg going into every season. I think Boise has a chip on their shoulder and truly believe that they could beat both Texas and Alabama. The only chance they have to get some believers is to dominate TCU tonight and that is what they will do.

Boise Broncos over Horned Frogs – Scuttlebutt Record – (10-10)

Last pick, Thunder +10 over Lakers, resulted in a Win with the Lakers only winning by three 111-108.

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