Today’s streak board has hoops, tennis, and a little bit of hockey thrown in to keep it cool. There’s mens and women’s college hoops as well as some NBA games giving us lots of options for tonight’s picks.
Things started well yesterday, and I had it rolling until Kyle Williams muffed my and the 49ers chances away. Time is running out on the month, so it’s time to be agressive and since I’m on an L1 coming into today, Here’s where I’m planning on picking.
3:00-Sporting Gigon win/tie: Villareal is definitely the big name here but they haven’t won a game in their last 11 in any competition.Gigon isn’t great (1 spot above) but since they’re getting the draw they’ll be my first pick.
7:00-Carolina Hurricanes: The ‘Canes are at home and Winnipeg has been stumbling while Carolina’s been surging. Don’t pick based just on record here, and also realize that Evander Kane, Jets leading scorer, will miss this game due to a concussion. Take the home ‘dogs; don’t be a sheep and go Winnipeg solely based on record. Hockey’s so much about current form and right now the home team ‘Canes get my pick based on that.
10:30-Memphis Grizzlies: Memphis has won 6 in a row but has struggled @ Golden State in their past westward visits. The Grizz have been playing great D and will need to continue since both Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry are expected to play. Golden State on the other hand has lost 9 of 12 and their main struggle has been turnovers. That doesn’t bode well against the team leading the NBA in steals, the Grizzlies. Nothing is sure in the NBA with the compressed schedule creating even more volatility from game to game, but I feel comfortable taking Memphis based on current form once again.
Current Streak: L1
Record for January: 40-29-2