It’s been a bit of a refresher the last two days to step away from College Hoops. It’s not that I was doing awful or needed to completely change the process(I am up about 14 units since Jan. 1) It’s that I didn’t have the time, energy or desire to continue the same process with the WGC’s going on.
Part of why I gamble(if it were legal, of course) is to have fun and simply stated, I have more fun gambling on golf. I am not dissappointed at all that I stepped away from hoops for a few days. I’m going to test the water with a few picks today, but only the “obvious” ones for the next couple days. Expect me to get back to hoops full swing on Monday.
We’ll see how this works out, but I think taking a break when you are up(in the short term)is much better than taking a break when you are down.
Temple +3 over Dayton(.8):
Dayton is coming off two loses in a row, and ranked 30 spots lower than Temple in the Pomeroys. Having taken the past few days off, this completely shocked me. I have no problem taking Temple here, especially since they lost to LaSalle(haha) their last time out.
Cleveland St. +7 over Butler(.8):
Oh, those bastards from Butler. My opinion of Butler(overrated) is clearly right, but I have failed to turn it into money.
Georgetown +6.5 over Villanova (.8):
I have been away for a few days but I seem to remember Georgetown being awful against Marquette and Louisville. It turns out Georgetown has been awful against everyone recently, going 2-9 in their last 11(Yay! selective endpoints.)
Okie St. -1.5 over Texas(.8):
It was incredibly painful to back Texas against Oklahoma. It is probably good sign when saying “I picked Texas” causes you more pain than “I picked Oklahoma St.” No problem with the Okies here.
North Carolina over G-Tech:
Throw out the pomeroys when these two get together. The Pom’s are least accurate in games like this because of the inevitable garbage time. Like Texas against Oklahoma, this is just a game I do not want to get involved with.(yet, I got involved in that game).
Seton Hall over Pitt:
This is a really average card from a gambling perspective. Absolutely nothing jumped out to me. I guess Seton Hall is worth a look, but coming off 6 out of 7 covers and combined with a Pitt loss last time out, this is not a play.
Depaul over St. Johns:
Depaul favored? Ha. Depaul is the Nick Watney of College Hoops. I knew they had it in them, I just made no money off of it.