Doc's Weekly Prescription
by Doc's Sports Services - 03/05/2007
There's a natural letdown that occurs from all the hair-raising, blood-boiling, shock-inducing, gleeful dancing, and general mayhem that occurs through a weekend's worth of gambling action. And it's a scientific fact that Monday's are the most difficult day of the week for sports and gaming fans across the world, with Monday Sports Syndrome linked to illness and famine across the globe. OK, so I made that last part up. But it the start of a new week can be a cold splash of water to the face for Men of Action like you and I.
Fortunately, our team of handicappers at Doc's Sports Services has precisely the cure: 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:
It ended up being closer then expected, but Doc's Sports cashed with our "Midwest Game of the Year" when Baylor took down Oklahoma State. The Bears led by 18 points midway through the second half, but had to hold onto their victory. This gave us our sixth straight Saturday game of the year cash and all of this leads into Saturday when we release our, "Conference Tournament Game of the Year." We are up +133 units on the season and dime bettors are up $93,600.
Michigan State vs. Wisconsin (6:30 p.m., Friday, March 9)
As long as State gets past Northwestern on Thursday this is one of the likely Big 10 quarterfinals. It would be the third meeting between these schools since Feb. 20 and the first two each went down to the wire. I expect the same in this one, as the Spartans play to get off the bubble and the Badgers still look for a high seed. The Badgers will enter the game as a slight favorite, but do not be surprised in Sparty can pull the upset.
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The general debauchery and all-out chaos of another March is upon us and I, for us, couldn't be happier. After nailing another +10 Units this weekend I feel like I'm Clyde Drexler in NBA Jams. After I hit my second big play on Sunday I swear I heard a voice in the background yell, "He's heating up!!!" If I nail my Monday play - WATCH OUT. Because you know what happens when, "He's on FIRE!"
Here are a few things to look for this week:
Big East Upsets (March 7-10)
This is going to be the best conference tournament this year, and expect a lot of insanity. After my beloved Orange rang up four upsets in four days last year to cut down the nets I wouldn't be surprised by anything that happens in the Garden this week. But sizing up the bracket I think that the only favorite I like right now is SU in the first round and Louisville in the quarters. Beyond that, the match-ups all favor taking the points.
Pac-10 Drama (March 6-10)
This is going to be the second-best conference tournament this year. Mark my words. Grab as many dogs as you can here because after UCLA only a couple of buckets separate the No. 6 team from the No. 2. Look for buzzer beaters, overtimes, and lots of emotions in L.A. Just like I said about the Big East, look for a lot of valuable underdogs, especially if you can get between 4.0-8.5 points.
Mountain West Tournament Semifinals (Friday, March 9)
Assuming the chalk doesn't get upset (shaky ground this time of year) then we should witness two fantastic games between teams clawing their way to a tournament berth. BYU and Air Force would lock up in the first semi, and I think it would be tough for the Cougars to complete a three-game sweep of the Falcons. After that San Diego State would take on the hosts, UNLV. The Runnin' Rebs haven't been very good in the conference tourney lately and I think you could find great value on the Aztecs if they're getting more than four or five points.
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VEGAS SPORTS INFORMER
Rough weekend in college hoops! And I know that every capper has March Madness on the brain right now, but since I took some tough beats over the weekend I'm going to forget about the amateurs today and focus on the fact that I'm ridiculously hot in the NBA right now. I'm 12-2 for +39 Units in my last 14 pro plays. That included 11 in a row at one point. Also, Arena Football started last week and we saw some huge upsets! Defending champ Chicago lost to one of last year's worst teams, Kansas City, while Colorado lost at home to Grand Rapids. Who knew?
Here are two games plus a conference tournament that I have my eye on this week:
Mountain West Conference Tournament (March 6-10)
Right now I have just BYU and UNLV in the Big Dance from the MWC. A lot of experts like Air Force too, but if they get knocked out early their run could be done before it begins. Since the Rebels are hosting the tourney they have to be the favorites. But watch out for San Diego State, a conference sleeper that's been playing great lately and could win the tourney and steal a bid.
Cleveland at Detroit (7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 7)
There's a big match-up in Motown on Wednesday when two Central division teams clash. If the Cavs want to catch the Pistons they need to win this game on the road. Or any game on the road for that matter. I'm sure Detroit will be a favorite here but if the number comes out high I might look at the road dog.
San Jose Sabercats at Chicago Rush (8 p.m., Friday, March 9)
Anybody who follows the Arena Football League knows that last weekend was upset Sunday. The Rush lost to a K.C. team that was just 3-13 last year while San Jose won at Los Angeles, 66-58. The Cats should have revenge on the brain from last year's 54-48 loss to Chicago. If the Rush defense struggles on Friday then San Jose could steal another one on the road.
STRIKE POINTS SPORTS
The college basketball season is over and the streak is still alive and well at 16. SPS turned in a very profitable weekend, including cashing in our Game of the Year behind Ohio State. The major conference tournaments begin, and the NCAA Tournament is less than two weeks away. What a great time to be catching fire in this sport.
Here's several conference tournaments we'll be eyeing to see what kind of spreads emerge:
Big East Tournament (March 6-10)
Usually one of the best postseason league tournaments in the country, the Big East might not have a representative for a No. 1 seed but they hold a lot of teams that will have a slice of conversation on selection Sunday. Georgetown, Pitt and Marquette are all likely top five seeds, but I expect the top-seeded Hoyas to cut down the net in the Garden.
Pac-10 Tournament (March 6-10)
Let's just say I'm West Coast biased. UCLA has no reason not to take this thing in the Staples Center. However, so many more have what it takes to run the table. Arizona has the talent, so let's forget their struggles early in the season. USC, Oregon and Wazzou have been pleasant surprises and they will be tough as well. The Bruins should be in the final, but don't consider it an upset when the focused Wildcats knock them off in one of the semifinals.
Big 12 Tournament (March 7-10)
This tournament has two potential No. 1 seeds in Texas A&M and Kansas. Easy enough, if the Jayhawks win out they are a top seed for the Tournament. If the Aggies do the same they have just as good of an argument. Also, watch out for the emergence of Texas. They couldn't put away Kansas this past weekend, but if they meet again the 'Horns might just do the trick this time around.
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