Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Beat the Bookie-Wednesday

Yesterday's Record: 2-1 (the 1 loss was a 1 point loss from Kentucky that won by 10 not 11)

George Mason @ Georgia St: -1
Mason is again one of the class teams of the Colonial while Georgia State has not done anything since the Lefty Driesel era in the early 2000's.  The Patriots are looking forward to March and should win this game outright, thus take the road team.

William & Mary +12 @ Old Dominion
William & Mary need one more marquee win to further stamp themselves as a possible at large team in the field.  ODU however is solid, as they have already beaten G'Town on the road.  Considering this is the Tribes last shot, not including bracketbusters, I believe they make this a close one, not a 12 point margin.

Baylor -11 vs. Iowa State
The Bears are on fire, coming off a huge OT road win vs. Texas, while the Cyclones are struggling and a team with no quality wins, no huge road wins, and are already playing out the string.  Bears win easy.
NBA Injury Update

-Tony Parker is out Wednesday but is hoping to return to action Thursday
-Tyreke Evans probable for tonight's game vs the Spurs.
-Stephen Jackson expected to be good to go tonight, same for Chauncey Billups
-Carmelo Anthony remains a game time decision for the Nuggets tonight
-Steve Nash is still being bothered by a lower abdominal strain and back pain that may be related to the abdomen injury.
-Gerald Wallace and Al Harrington doubtful to play tonight
-Caron Butler will not play on Wednesday due to swelling in his left knee due to a collision with Paul Pierce on Monday.
-In a radio segment Brandon Roy stated that he could play Thursday against San Antonio but a more realistic return points to Saturday when the Blazers take on the Lakers.
-Carlos Boozer still has tightness in his calf but is on track to practice on Thursday or Friday.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Beating the Books-Tuesday February 2nd, 2010

1. Rhode Island -4 @ LaSalle
Rhodie is the class of the A-10, no matter what Temple has to say about it.  The Rams will go into Philly and win by double figures.  They have more talent, better shooters and are motivated to keep winning to secure an NCAA berth.

2. Kentucky -11 vs. Ole Miss
The Cats are pissed following their 1st loss of the season last week to South Carolina.  They blitzed Vandy out of the gym and coming off a loss, Ole Miss walks into the wrong spot.  With plenty of discussion of a Wall-Calipari feud, expect the probable #1 pick to go off.  Kentucky big.

3. Kansas State -3 @ Nebraska
KState may experience a hangover after their close OT loss to rival Kansas, however the Cornhuskers are just a bad team.  Frank Martin should have his team ready to play and continue to fight for a Big 12 crown.  Too much talent for the Cats to lose this one.
Workin the Wire

Here are the top 5 names to add this week...not named Millsap or Collison.

Ty Lawson, Nuggets-Word out of Denver is Billups is playing with a sprained ankle.  Could the return of Melo mean a small pre-All Star break for Mr Big Shot?  If so, it would be wise to snag Lawson, who has played at Rookie of the Year level when given the opportunity.

Tony Allen, Celtics-As the Celts hold their breath with the pending Pierce MRI news, Pierce owners should run to add Allen to their squads.  Allen can score, defend and shoot at solid percentages.  A must stash if Paul's injury is deemed serious.

Beno Udrih, Kings-While he disappointed in his start Monday agst Denver, Udrih may be in for some run with Tyreke Evans battling some injuries.  Beno shoots well from the outside and can rack up some assists, but dont expect much.

Jason Williams, Magic-White chocalate may not be starting every night, but given the state of the Magic backcourt, especially the ever-changing health of Jameer Nelson, Williams may be in line for some major minutes if Nelson continues to be bothered by a bad knee.  J-Will can hit the 3 and add some assists.  Keep an eye on Nelsons health before adding him however.

Rudy Fernandez, Blazers-If you need 3s, this is your guy.  Yes Roy is out, however Fernandez does his damage in bunches.  In limited playing time he nails 3s, grabs steals and scores around 12 pts a game.  If you need someone for the end of your bench and can stash him, do so.
MLB Keeper Ideas

Who to Keep in 2010?  That is always the question many fantasy baseball players ask when entering the new year.  Here is a look at some of the names people are keeping entering 2010.
2010 NFL Keeper League Alert

Check out this comprehensive list of where your players rank as we officially head off into the offseason
ESPN MLB Mock Draft

Great article that previews the Fantasy season.  ESPN's 1st official mock draft of the season, check it out, a must read!