Saturday, November 12, 2011

Week 9 Picks

Only one game really tripped me up in last week's picks, but when you're only picking three games total, one is still too much.

Here's how I did:

For Yale +10 1/2 vs. Brown I wrote:

"I like Brown to win this game... but this could be decided by less than a touchdown."

Actual Final Score: Brown 34 Yale 28

Straight Up: 1-0 Against the Spread: 1-0

For Penn -17 1/2 vs. Princeton I wrote:

"Princeton will suffer."

Actual Final Score: Penn 37 Princeton 9

SU: 2-0 ATS: 2-0

For Cornell -3 at Dartmouth I wrote:

The Big Red can... convince any remaining doubters with a win on the road in Hanover. The Big Red can... (put), the final nail in the Buddy Teevens'coffin. The Big Red will do both.

Actual Final Score: Dartmouth 33 Cornell 24

SU: 2-1 ATS: 2-1

OVERALL 2011 RECORD: 28-8 SU, 20-16 ATS.

Now for this week's picks...

Yale -10 1/2 at Princeton

The Elis finished last week's game against Brown in strong fashion. Tomorrow, they will steamroll the Tigers. Take Yale and lay the points.

Dartmouth +17 at Brown

The Big Green usually play very well against Estes and the Bears. Brown win, by only by about 11 or so.

Penn +13 at Harvard

I like the Crimson to eke out a win here. Penn has been coming on strong lately. Harvard by 3 or 4.


At Sun Nov 13, 12:45:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Basketball is a funny game. UConn is obviously more talented and athletic, yet the Lions did hang in there and if they weren't so nervous and not up to normal game level yet, they could have created a very tight game. National champion UConn was quicker, faster, taller, more aggressive. Still the Lions missed layup after layup they should have had made, and shot poorly overall. UConn didn't take it easy. Had its regulars in at the end. Flew through the air dangerously and often to block many shots. I think it was Cisco who was blocked on a dunk and didn't even draw a foul. Gotta be more aggressive. After all those negatives, though, a very decent effort against the champs. Augurs well. Especially when Agho wasn't much of a factor but certainly will be in the League.
We need a post game, and the big freshman center, 6-10 with the big last name (sorry, forgot the spelling) showed potential in his brief stint. Coaches need to bring him along.
Last but not least, PG Barbour is a warrior and kept things together. This team can be competitive.


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