ACC Tournament Begins and Six More Teams Guarantee Their NCAA Tourney Spot

Hofstra and Northeastern play in the CAA final tonight. Fairleigh Dickinson and St. Francis (PA) play in the Northeast Conference Championship. Wright State and Northern Kentucky play in the Horizon League Final. Gonzaga and St. Mary’s play in the WCC Championship. Finally, Omaha and North Dakota St. play in the Summit Championship. Obviously, Gonzaga is the best team playing tonight, but if you haven’t watched Northern Kentucky play this season, tonight is a good night for it. Drew McDonald is fresh off his game winning 3 against Oakland. McDonald is 6-foot-8 and is averaging a healthy 19/9 while shooting over 41% from 3. He’s worth the watch. Here’s a low quality (prolly not allowed on Youtube) view of his game winner last night.

70-62-2 on NCAAB last season and went up 8.95 units

26-26-1 this season down 2.46 units

Notre Dame -1 at -120 for 5 units. Notre Dame has lost 7 in a row. The last time the Irish won, was in February against Georgia Tech. They play the Yellow Jackets again today. Nate Leszewski and John Mooney are going to have to make shots for this to win. The Fighting Irish struggled against GT’s zone a little bit in their 10 point win in February. Neither team is deep, but in a first round ACC matchup, depth does not matter as much as it will later in the tourney. Georgia Tech has the better guard play, but Notre Dame has the advantage down low. Notre Dame does this frustrating thing… they will be in a close game and not give the ball to their best player, John Mooney, like at all. I know people hate when James Harden just dribbles for 20 seconds and then shoots.. I wish Notre Dame would do that with John Mooney. Feed your best player and you will win tonight Notre Dame.

Vermont -15 at -110 for 2 units. Binghamton is bad. They average 65.7 points a game while giving up 71.6 points a game. Vermont are a great passing team that plays solid defense. Anthony Lamb has been great in his junior year for Vermont (21/8/2). Binghamton won’t be able to guard him. Huge lines are always tough in March, but I like this spot.

Indian Wells Round 3 Predictions Continued

FAA was so close to coming back from 5-1 down in the 3rd set, but he lost the tiebreak against Yoshihito. Felix was up a set and a break at one point, but that was short-lived. The youngster has impressed this season. That loss took what would have been a great day, to an above average day.

91-44-6 on tennis in 2018 up 42.63 units

30-28 on tennis in 2019 down 34.12 units

Daniil Medvedev -3 at -152 for 4 units. Filip Krajinovic has won his last 4 matches in straight sets, but none of those opponents have been of Medvedev’s caliber. Medvedev beat the in-form Mackenzie McDonald 7-5, 6-0. Medvedev has won 4 ATP titles over the past 14 months, but he has yet to make it to a round of 16 match at Masters 1000 event. He knows this and gets the job done today.

Rafael Nadal -1.5 Sets at -290 for 5 units. I love Diego Schwartzman and his ability to get around the court. He’s small, but he covers ground well. Nadal still hasn’t got over his loss to Krygios and will want to win this tournament. Nadal gave up three match points in the deciding set tiebreaker to Krygios. Nadal is 6-0 against Schwartzman in his career and has only dropped 2 sets to him. Send it.

John Isner -1.5 Sets at -127 for 3 units. Isner is coming off his 6th 6-0 set win of his career. Alexei Popyrin didn’t stand a chance. Stefanos Tsitsipas and Karen Khachanov want Isner’s top 10 spot, so John has to keep winning. Isner has only lost in this round twice in his many appearances here (Monfils in 2017 and Roddick in 2011). Guido Pella is a claycourt player that is not of the same caliber on hardcourts as Isner, Monfils, or Roddick. Pella is in great form and this is the farthest he has even made it in this tournament. Isner has the surface and fitness advantage. Taking the American even though both are in great form.

Radu Albot +4 at -130 for 1 unit. Kyle Edmund and Radu Albot are both in great form. Edmund leads the H2H 3-0, but Albot is in the form of his life now. Albot has more match time lately as well. Going with the underdog in this one.

Roger Federer at -330 for 2 units. Federer is 19-0 against his countryman, Stan Warinka, on hardcourts.

Hubert Hurkacz +1.5 Sets at -119 for 2 units. Hurkacz beat Nishikori in an exciting 3 set match just 2 weeks ago. Hurkacz has won 11 of his past 17 matches. Nishikori barely beat the out-of-form Adrian Mannarino to get here. Novak Djokovic seem to have knocked Nisikori down a peg when he forced Kei to retire in Melbourne. This will be a close entertaining match. Hubert will have the confidence, but the Japanese #1 will want revenge..

CS:GO ESEA Europe – Jumping In

Jumping into eSports for the first time today. I have been watching a lot of it over the past two months and feel confident enough to start posting about it.

0-0 on eSports

Spirit at +134 for 3 units. Spirit have had a lot of roster turnover lately, but this is more of a Virtus.Pro fade. Virtus.Pro just lost Izako Boars on Dust2 18-6. Spirit are better than Izako. Spirit have lost to some good teams on this map and won against the teams they should win against. I expect that to continue today. Virtus.Pro did play well vs Faze yesterday, but this is a match I give the slight edge to Spirit in… so I will take them at plus money.