NCAAB March 23rd

15-10-1 on NCAAB in 2017 up 5.25 units

64-60-2 on NCAAB in 2018 up 2.14 units

28-25-2 on NCAA Tournament up 1.56 units

Michigan dominated Texas A&M. I thought Michigan would cool down.. they didn’t. John Beilein’s teams always play solid defense, but their offense has been impressive over the past month. This team may be better on offense than the 2013 team that lost in the title game to [vacated]. That team had Caris LeVert, Nik Stauskas, Tim Hardaway Jr, Glen Robinson III, Spike Albrecht, Trey Burke, and that bowling pot smoker Mitch McGary. Florida State handled Gonzaga.. we all knew Florida State would be the ACC team outta that region. Loyola and Sister Jean kept on being the dream team. Finally, Kansas State put the pressure on Kentucky’s young team and Kentucky could not handle it. PJ Washington went 8-20 from the line for BBN.

Kansas ML for 3 units at -210. Devonte’ Graham, Devonte’ Graham, and Malik Newman is all you need to see here. Clemson also has a trio of good guards, but the return of Udoka Azubuike for Kansas will be the difference in this one. Udoka just gives those guards a little more room to work on the perimeter.

Villanova -5 for 1 unit. Villanova’s guards should be able to break down WVU’s press. Mikal Bridges, Jalen Brunson, and Phil Booth should be able to do enough for Nova to cover as well. West Virginia lost to another 1 seed by 11 in their conference tournament and I think a similar outcome will happen here.

Duke Syracuse under 133 for 2 units. Two zone defenses going at each other here. Duke’s freshmen were struggling to switch on screens this season so Coach K switched to the zone. It was a smart move. Coach K is pretty good at what he does by the way. The score in this game was 60-44 earlier this season. I thought the line would be at about 129 so I am taking what I perceive as value here.

Texas Tech +2 for 2 units. I just think Purdue will get out-rebounded even though they are the bigger team. If Matt Haarms gets into foul trouble, Texas Tech will win. Keenan Evans will attack Haarms so he could be in early foul trouble. I think this will be a close game.. so why not take the points?

 

 

Golf – WGC Dell Technologies – Round 3

6-6 on golf in 2018 up 4.98 units

Won 8.17 units yesterday. Let’s keep it going before the Masters. Match play is fun to watch, seems like there is added pressure on make-able putts for some of these guys.

Chez Reavie over Keegan Bradley for 2 units at +145 Bradley has nothing to play for now except form going into the major next week. Reavie played bogey free golf on a windy course. Bradley is just not that good at match play. I like Chez’s mistake free golf in this setup.

Francesco Molinari over Justin Thomas for 1 unit at +165. Molinari just had so many birdies on Thursday that there is value here. Molinari can also forget about a hole he bogeyed or did worse than that on and come back to birdie the next hole. That ability to forget is huge in match play. Molinari was making some long putts and when is opponent hit the water, he did not look back. I think the pressure is on Justin here.

Jordan Spieth over Patrick Reed for 3 units at -125. Spieth finally made some putts this year yesterday. Reed is only in this position because Schwartzel played so poorly on the back 9 to gift Reed the point. Spieth had an early double-bogey, but Reed had strings of bogeys. If Reed has consecutive bogeys again (I think he will) Spieth will win this easy.

James Hahn over Jason Dufner for 2 units at -105. Hahn played better than Dufner on Thursday in the wind. It will be windy again. Dufner won because of Day’s 3 bogeys in the last 5 holes. Hahn opened with 3 birdies then matched all of Oosthuizen’s four birdies to get the point. I just like Hahn’s ability to get ahead and then match his opponent stroke for stroke.

Adam Hadwin over Bernd Wiesberger for 3 units at -150. Hadwin had just as many eagles (1) as Wiesberger did birdies (1) on Thursday. Hadwin was able to make all is make-able putts and beat Dustin Johnson on a par 5 in which Dustin birdied. I just think Hadwin is playing really solid golf right now and won’t lose to Bernd who is playing average golf.

Ian Poulter over Kevin Chappell for 5 units at -145. Poulter is 25-14 in matchplay in his career. Ian said “there’s nothing like match play. Yeah, it gets me going.” Well Poulter, money gets me going and you have been making me it this week. While Ian is hot, using the putter he won the 2012 Ryder cup with, Kevin is not hot. Kevin conceded two holes after hitting the water and had like 5 or 6 bogeys… I lost track. I know things can change overnight in golf, but Kevin just did not look good in these windy conditions. The man from Hitchin should win this one.

Julian Suri over Bubba Watson for 1 unit at +180. This is literally just a hunch. If Suri can stay in the match until the 15th and 16th holes.. he will win this match.

Alex Noren over Tony Finau for 1 unit at -135. Noren has been playing the best golf of the tourney so far. Also, Finau could struggle with his long drives in this wind.

Kevin Kisner over Dustin “prolly still ruins marriages and does coke” Johnson for 3 units at +135. Everyone is expecting Johnson to play better, but he just isn’t. Johnson can’t seem to find his rhythm in this wind, so let’s keep making money of off him. Kisner had 4 straight birdies on the front 9 and never looked back. Consistency is still important in match play, and Kisner has that over Johnson… well Johnson has just been consistently bad this week.