Georgetown Worth A Look at 15/1
- 1.The Hoyas don’t buckle against good competition. Georgetown has beaten five ranked teams this season on their way to a current No. 7 ranking.
- 2.Defense. During its current streak Georgetown held Notre Dame to 47 at Notre Dame, Cincinnati to 55 at Cincinnati and (cherry on the sundae) Syracuse to 55 at Syracuse. Not surprising that the Hoyas are 9-1 ATS over that time.
- 3.Probable conference player of the year Otto Porter has been playing out of his mind. The 6-foot-8 string bean had 22 points in the win at UConn, a few nights after sending Jim Boeheim to his Rolaids stash several times by torching the Orange for 33 (and 8 rebounds). Porter had the game-winning hoop against UConn in a game in which the Hoyas trailed in the late going.
- “They could have packed it in, and they didn’t,” G-Town coach John Thompson III said of his club. “They fought back from a double-digit deficit with three of four minutes left.
Nothing is forever in college basketball and the gods might choose to smite the Hoys next. But right now Georgetown is riding high and looks like a bargain at 15/1 to win the NCAA title.
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- April 17, 2014 - 8:10 PM
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Despite winning yesterday, the Red Sox are reeling a little bit to start the season with injuries to key players and I think their free fall resumes on Thursday. Boston will send lefty John Lester (1-2, 2.57 ERA) to the hill for the second game of this three game set with Chicago. Lester has struggled versus the White Sox over his career with a rather pedestrian 4-5 record and 5.43 ERA. Chicago sends its ace Chris Sale (3-0, 2.66 ERA) to oppose the Red Sox; the lefty is coming off his worst start of the season to date as he gave up three earned runs in just five innings of work but still managed to get the win. Sale has never started a game against Boston in his career but has given up zero runs in 5 2/3 relief innings vs. it. He didn’t get the run support he deserved last season but this White Sox team has a few more potent bats in 2014 and they’ve come up big for him so far. The White Sox are still a strong 6-3 in home games and have won four of their last six overall. Boston meanwhile has lost four of six coming into this contest and is just 4-6 on the road. I think Sale is worth the price of admission in this one.