Doc's Weekly Prescription
by Doc's Sports Services - 02/28/2007
Our team of handicappers at Doc's Sports Services has precisely the cure for your gambling ills: DOC'S WEEKLY PRESCRIPTION. Each week we'll be bringing you a quick recap of the insanity that engulfed the industry over the weekend and a short preview of some key matchups in the week ahead. It's exactly what you need to keep your instincts heightened and your eyes firmly fixed on upcoming opportunities to keep your bankroll growing.
Here's the inside scoop from the guys who get it done over at Doc's Sports:
Doc's Sports continues to shine in college basketball, hitting our "Big 12 Game of the Year." Nebraska was a slight favorite and took down Missouri in a hard fought overtime victory. That was the icing on the cake for an outstanding week, where we picked up +27 units and dime bettors made $25,400. Believe it or not, this was not even our most profitable sport, as NHL went 8-0 for the week, picking up +36 units and $36,000 for dime bettors. Cha-ching!
Vanderbilt at South Carolina (7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28)
Both teams are coming off impressive wins over the weekend and the Gamecocks have started to right the ship after a tough start to the conference season. They have recorded back-to-back wins in Columbia against Mississippi and Tennessee. Vandy is the better team, but I still cannot get the performance against Tennessee out of my mind, a game in which they lost 84-57. Expect a low number and a selection on this affair.
San Jose at Anaheim (10 p.m., Friday, March 2)
The Ducks have been in a little freefall of late and allowed the Sharks and Stars back into the Pacific race. Anaheim has had a firm grip on this all season, but injuries at the midpoint caused a minor setback for them. If the Sharks can win in Tinsel town, that will set-up a tight, exciting finish to the NHL season. Stay tuned for more information about how the West was won.
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Our Game of the Month and Game of the Week both came through for us last weekend, but a couple half-point losses stunted our momentum. No worries though. It's conference tourney time and then postseason tourney time and the stuff is about to hit the fan! I can't wait for noon-to-midnight power sessions and a full, month-long gambling orgy. It's finally here, and I'll looking to get paid!!!
Here are some appetizers on this week's schedule:
Virginia Tech at Virginia (7 p.m., Thursday, March 1)
The Cavaliers have been nearly unbeatable in their new gym - even though they lucked one out against G-Tech on Saturday. They're the only ACC team with an unblemished conference home record, but Virginia Tech is looking to blemish it. Oh yeah, and somehow these two are tied for first place in the conference. Tech only won the first meeting by 27, but this could be a different story.
Texas at Kansas (Noon, Saturday, March 3)
Pray that Texas can either beat Texas A&M or at least put up a good showing. Because if the Longhorns can pick up a nice, emotionally draining home win against the Aggies then I expect them to get destroyed by the buzz saw that is Kansas right now. There are setup games all over this week - Syracuse is going to get hammered by Villanova, especially if Nova loses at UConn - but I think this Texas game has the biggest blowout potential.
VEGAS SPORTS INFORMER
Saturday we hit our huge 5-Unit WAC Game of the Week with Nevada winning on the road against Boise State, but that was the only bright spot in are day. We lost four games this weekend on the college hardwood by five total points. Let me repeat that, we lost four games by a total of FIVE POINTS! This week pretty much starts March Madness as the conference tournaments start on Tuesday with Horizon League. Thank you for the NBA this weekend, as we started a nice streak winning four of my last five pro games.
Here are three games that I have my eye on this week:
UCLA at Washington State (7 p.m., Thursday, March 1)
One vs. two in the Pac 10 square off as UCLA travels to Washington St. WSU lost to UCLA in California early this season so Revenge could be a play. I'm looking to play Washington St. in this game Thursday night if the number is low. If the Cougars can come victorious in this game the conference tournament should be a good one.
Columbus Destroyers at Nashville Kats (8 p.m., Thursday, March 1)
The start of the 2007 Arena League Football season begins with a battle in Nashville. Last year at home Nashville beat Columbus 53-27 in Week 2. Nashville should be around a touchdown favorite against Columbus. I was looking at the total here but with new substitution rules I'm going to wait a couple of weeks to get a feel them out.
STRIKE POINTS SPORTS
Well, it didn't come easy, but the streak is still alive and SPS has won all 15 weeks of the college basketball season. Championship Week is next and it looks to be as good as the previous couple. And hopefully we'll continue to see all these unpredictable upsets, classic games and teams catching fire that makes college basketball unbeatable.
Here's several games we'll be eyeing to see what kind of spreads emerge:
Texas A&M at Texas (9 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28)
The first meeting was extremely high scoring, especially for A&M's stout defense. The Aggies can lock up the Big 12 by winning out, but Kevin Durant and the 'Horns have been awfully tough in Austin. Watch out for the emergence of D.J. Augustin.
UCLA at Washington State (10 p.m., Thursday, March 1)
The month of the Big Dance is finally here, and this match-up will be wonderful to tip it off. Wazzou will have to settle for no better than second in the Pac-10, while the Bruins can lock up a No. 1 seed with a win in Pullman.
Pittsburgh at Marquette (9 p.m., Saturday, March 3)
Both of these Big East powers have slipped considerably over the past several weeks. Georgetown all but has the conference crown locked up, but this game is extremely important. Not only will this determine seeding in arguably the most competitive conference tournament, but also neither can really afford to slip up any further and risk seed position for the NCAA Tournament.