Doc's Weekly Prescription
by Doc's Sports Services - 03/27/2007
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.
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Here's what we've got our eye on this week:
Florida (-3) over UCLA (8:45 p.m., Saturday, March 31)
It is always fun to see what CBS determines is the marquee match-up of the Final Four and who gets the coveted late slot on Saturday night. This has the feel of Duke/UNLV from 1991 after Vegas destroyed Duke in the 1990 title game, but the Blue Devils came back to win the Championship in 1991 beating an undefeated Vegas team in the semifinals. Will that happen again? Only time will tell, but the winner of this game should have the inside track to the title based on experience. We predicted Florida to win the title at 4/1 odds before the tournament began and that appears to look strong.
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It was a pathetic weekend for yours truly, as every horrendous, gut-wrenching, this-can't-be-happening scenario for losing a basketball bet played itself out in front of us. Fortunately we banked over +30 Units the opening weekend to cushion the blow from the Sour 16.
But that was then, and this is now! The Final Four is in my backyard and I intend to close what has been an outstanding season of college hoops with another stellar weekend. Trust me, I'm going to be all over the action this week and I should have a strong read on the teams heading into Saturday's tip off.
Also, I can't tell you how stoked I am over Opening Day. I'm a big believer that the best time for a profit in any sport is the first six weeks of that sport. Baseball is no different. While people are still feeling their way around this year's versions of their favorite teams we'll be launching an all-out assault on the books, and trying to give our stacks a little slack to work with for the rest of the season. My goal - and one I'm pretty positive that I can hit - is to earn you back the entire cost of your full season package in the first week alone.
In the meantime, we've got some unfinished business:
Florida (-3) vs. UCLA (9 p.m., Saturday, March 31)
Just when I think that UCLA is out of gas they manage to put together their finest game of the season and destroy Kansas. That being said, if they weren't better than Florida last year I don't know how they can be better than them this time around. Also, the Bruins won't have the benefit of the home crowd in this one - as they haven't played outside of California in a month.
Georgetown (-1) vs. Ohio State (6 p.m., Saturday, March 31)
I have to say that I think it's quite telling that the Hoyas are favored at any book that isn't posted as a 'pick'. Very telling indeed. I think this game is not going to be determined at all by Hibbert and Oden and will be decided by whichever team's guards shoot better from the outside. That's a slight advantage for the Buckeyes.
New York at St. Louis (8 p.m., Sunday, April 1)
Opening Day, and it's fitting that the Mets start 2007 against the team that so cruelly ended their 2006. New York has been the best opening day team in the Majors and will have a chip on their shoulder remaining from last year. World Series champions are just 1-3 in their first game the following season so there might be some value on NY.
VEGAS SPORTS INFORMER
Talk about being in a blood bath in college hoops. I'm in my worst slump in college basketball and the sad part about this is that I really like a play in one of the Final Four games. If this number doesn't move this could be my College basketball Game of the Year. In the NBA I've been very successful betting first half wagers and as of Sunday evening I'm 7-2 this year. NBA regular season is almost done and next Monday starts the baseball season. I cannot wait!
Here are two games that I have my eye on this week:
West Virginia and Mississippi St (7:00 PM., Tuesday, Mar 27)
NIT Semifinal has a great match-up between West Virginia and Mississippi St. I was shocked to see the Bulldogs as a nominal favorite, as I thought they'd be laying at least three points. Mississippi St. is 20-7 ATS as a favorite and 21-8 ATS against nonconference schools. If the Mountaineers struggle early they'll be toast.
Detroit at Chicago (8:05 PM., TNT Thursday, Mar 29) NBA
This is a Big Central Division battle on TNT Thursday when Detroit comes to the Windy City to take on the Baby Bulls. The last couple of weeks Detroit has been battling injuries and suspension so they could be a little short handed in this game. If the Bulls win this game this could be a big mental boost for this young team.
STRIKE POINTS SPORTS
The madness of the NCAA Tournament took its toll and kept us from our 19th straight winning week. Nonetheless, imagine a college basketball season where you win every week from early November through the end of March. Well, that was how it was with us this year. We have plans to go out with a bang come Final Four weekend.
Here's several games we'll be eyeing to see what kind of spreads emerge:
Georgetown vs. Ohio State (Saturday, March 31)
The Hoyas should have been out to Vandy and UNC. The Buckeyes were all but done against Xavier and Tennessee. But these cats have extra lives that put them through to Atlanta. Now it's Hibbert vs. Oden. Forget the KO, it's the five fouls of each that dictate this game.
UCLA vs. Florida (Saturday, March 31)
Florida has looked better each game they've played in this tournament. UCLA seems to always be facing a superior offense. But who says that matters? The Bruins made little girlies of Kansas and I'm sure Ben Howland has something special to serve up as his squad looks for revenge against the Gators.
NCAA National Championship (Monday, April 1)
I don't know many that will complain about this Final Four. Of course I had Kansas winning it all, but my other team in the Final was G-Town, so it's nothing too bad. All four programs have their own personality and that will give this upcoming weekend great intrigue, sparking a wonderful match-up next Monday no matter the teams.