Recap of last night: Well, it was bound to happen. I went 1-1. I apologize I was expecting a much higher scoring game in LA. I should have known Boogie and the gang (+2) was the move, just did’t trust my instincts fully. The Gators beat the balls off Auburn which was a LOCK. Lets get rumbling with today’s locks. Overall record stands (3-1).
Duke vs. Virginia
Spread: -4.5 Virginia
Moneyline: (-205 Providence, +175 Xavier)
A YUUUUUUUGE ACC match-up tonight in John Paul Jones Arena. Rarely this season have you seen the Dukies as an underdog but tonight you will. Grayson Allen and the boys go into Virginia hot off victories against Clemson, UNC, Pitt, Notre Dame, and Wake Forest. This will be the tightest contest in ACC play and I honestly foresee this being the ACC Championship game in those early weeks of March. I think Virginia’s home crowd will really need to get into this one in order for them to handle the heat Duke is coming in on.
Predictions: Lock the Blue Devils +4.5. They may not have the Cameron Crazies with them tonight but they will have Luke Kenard and the tripper himself. It should be a tight game but I do expect Virginia to win. They are not covering though. Pending how long it takes for either team to score their first bucket I think the over (129.5) hits. Our boy Q may not be happy with my predictions but is he 3-1?
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
Spread: -1.5 Blue Jackets
Moneyline: (-163 Columbus, +147 Toronto)
ANOTHER night of firsts. I will venture into the NHL tonight to cover some footage from Torts’ new household. The Columbus Blue Jackets were hot to start the year but have coooooooled off considerably. Not really sure what’s up with Torts’ army but they need answers quick. The Maple Leafs just absolutely smoked the Isles (very exciting) 7-1. Going to be a good game, let’s see if Torts figures his shit out.
Predictions: Lock the Maple Leafs +1.5. I know hockey doesn’t pay ooout (Canadian accent) as well but this will be plenty for the Maple Leafs to work with. Auston Matthews will find the back of the net and cover this spread. I expect the under to hit. 6 is high but both these teams love to score. I just don’t think Columbus has their offense figured out right now and so these teams are around the same skill level. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if they do figure it out though… in which case we could have some firepower filled hockey.