The Advisory Board: Weekly Prescription
by Doc's Advisory Board - 02/12/2008
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In the meantime, here's the inside scoop into the betting world from the Advisory Board at Doc's Sports:
Doc's Sports had an outstanding weekend picking up units in all three sports highlighted by a 7-2 run on the college hardwood. Since our main office is located in the heart of the Big Ten, this is the conference we follow most closely. I have to say, this is a real down year for the conference and I think it is possible that only four teams would make the tournament. Wisconsin, Indiana, Purdue, and Michigan State are all locks with Ohio State sitting on the bubble. The only chance the other six teams have of making a run is to win the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis. Of those five teams I think it is a possibility that they could all be knocked out by the opening weekend of the tournament. Nobody really scares me and only Indiana has players that other teams may fear. That being said, we have had a remarkable run with picks in the conference and money is money regardless of how painful the games are to watch.
Here are a couple of games to keep an eye out for:
Arkansas at Tennessee (Wednesday, 8:00 pm)
Both teams sit atop their respective standings in the SEC and this may be the best game the conference has to offer. The Hogs have been on fire recently, winning four straight games and really none of them have been that close. The Volunteers are playing for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and it is important that they run the table in the SEC after already suffering a bad loss against Kentucky. Both teams have athletes and expect a high scoring, entertaining game.
Stanford at Arizona (Saturday, 3:30 pm)
The Wildcats do not seem to have the same magic with Kevin O'Neil coaching instead of Lute Olson and sources tell me that could be because O'Neil is a prick. But Arizona has played a brutal schedule and is coming off a season sweep at the hands of ASU for the first time in over a decade. This is an important series for all four teams (ASU, Arizona, Stanford, and Cal) with regards to the NCAA Tournament and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top in all four games. Expect low lines and selections from Doc's Sports.
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VEGAS SPORTS INFORMER
After a trip to Seattle, where I saw the sun zero times in four days, I'm finally back home in Vegas. I did see some great games while out in the Northwest, including UCLA at Washington. While I was gone I also had some success in the NBA, hitting a 6-Unit NBA total.
Also, look for a 7- or 8-Unit Game of the Year play in college basketball this week. I've had three possible plays circled for two weeks and all three games are being played on either Wednesday or Thursday. I'm just hoping that line is right so we can all cash this week in college hoops.
The NBA trade deadline is on Feb. 21 and this could be an interesting one. Also this month marks the kickoff of the 2008 Arena Bowl Season and I'm looking forward to another successful year in that sport as well.
Here are two games that I have my eye on this week:
Wisconsin at Indiana (Wednesday, Feb. 13) NCAAB
Wisconsin mopped the floor with IU at home last month so revenge could be on the minds of these young Hoosiers. Indiana is on fire as of late; coming off two huge road wins over Illinois and Ohio St. If Gordon and rebounding machine DJ White have huge games we could see another Big Ten home team winning by double-digits. If I can get the Hoosiers at six or less I might have to put some units on this game.
NBA on TNT (Thursday, Feb. 14)
There is nothing better than Valentines Day and TNT basketball. Well at least not for my wife! Some good matchups before All-Star break and the first TNT game is with the Miami Heat travel to face my struggling Chicago Bulls. Interesting game because I will like to see Shawn Marion in Chicago and maybe next year see Mr. Marion in a Bulls uniform. The second game is with the Dallas Mavericks traveling to Phoenix. I'm hearing we might see Shaq in a Suns uniform but I highly doubt it. Shaq will play his first game Feb. 20 against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Football is finished, but knowing that, we certainly picked a very good time to get on our 'A' game with college hoops. +24 units this past week, one of our best yet this season, and we add another winning week to our unmatched total of 28-4 since the start of last year.
College basketball is really starting to heat up, as we're geared up in the middle of February. About five weeks left until golden tickets are going to be passed out for the Big Dance, and that means continued parity and intense games like we have seen the past couple of weeks.
Here are several of this week's CBB match-ups we'll be eying:
Notre Dame at Connecticut
I have been waiting for this rematch. Connecticut got whacked upside the head when they went into South Bend earlier this season, but since then the Huskies have been the hottest team in the country east of Palo Alto, California. UConn is physical and dominates the glass, but the three-point shooting for the Irish really makes this game intriguing.
Stanford at Arizona
Speaking of the Cardinal, Stanford has been lights out since starting conference play. And knowing that the Pac-10 is the toughest league in the country, that's saying something. Their only slip-up was at Westwood, but even now I'd back the Cardinal as the favorite to take down the league title.
Drake at Northern Iowa
Maybe they are doing it with smoke and mirrors or maybe it's because the Missouri Valley is just down this year, but whatever the case may be, Drake is soaring up the top 25 rankings. The Bulldogs get it done with a variety of players. However, you just have to imagine they'll slip up at some point away from home. Against Eric Coleman and the Panthers, it might be here.
It's important that you know that I'm working hard EVERY day for you. Sometimes things just don't break the right way, but it's not from lack of time or effort. I'll work hard every day to make this month our best yet, whatever the sport. I'm constantly updating my power rankings and looking at the intangibles and outside factors. I network non-stop to get the exclusive information. My work ethic is second to none and that translates into winning streaks and nice, long runs.
As March Madness approaches we're looking at several great conference races and keeping an eye on the Memphis Tigers as they bid for a perfect season. Things could change when Memphis plays Houston and UAB this week. To date, the Conference USA schedule was more like the warm-up before the top-ranked Tigers start their real season. The Tigers (23-0, 9-0 C-USA) are inching closer toward becoming the first team to finish the regular season unbeaten since UNLV did it in 1990-91.