Archive for December, 2010

Syracuse Orangemen Vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish On New Year Day

December 31, 2010

On New Year Day the No. 15 Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to the Carrier Dome will battle against the No.5 ranked Syracuse Orangemen. After winning their first Big East Conference game over the No.9 ranked Georgetown Hoyas, Notre Dame is flying high. Syracuse remained undefeated with an 81-74 win as they battled Big East rival Providence.

For this matchup NCAAB Odds have not yet been posted.

Being undefeated is not a concern for Coach Jim Boeheim. When it comes to positioning his team for the Big Dance in March he is a master strategist. Even though Syracuse has only faced one ranked opponent this season they undefeated start to the season is unexpected. Entering this tilt Notre Dame has one loss and they lost to a strong Kentucky Wildcats team that was ranked No. 16 that time.

Even though Kris Joseph is also the leader on the court, he is the leading sniper on this Syracuse team. Averaging 14.9 points per game Joseph is a junior forward on this team as well as is leading the team from three point territory. By leading all starters, Joseph is hitting three’s at a 35 percent clip.

Tim Abromaitis, a senior forward scoring 16.1 points for each game is leading Notre Dame. On this team Ben Hansbrough is the bomber and he can take over a game when he gets hot. It is a guarantee that Syracuse will be looking to man up on him on the outside as Hansbrough is shooting three pointers at an amazing 48 percent.

Notre Dame which ranked eighth in the country in rebounds is the more physical team, whereas Syracuse is the better shooting team and ranked 33rd in the country in field goal percentage even as Notre Dame Ranks 84th.

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Weekend Clash Between New York Giants And Green Bay Packers

December 24, 2010

This weekend the Green Bay Packers will battle against the New York Giants. For the Packers this game will be a “must-win” game. They are in danger of missing the playoffs as they are now just 8-6 on the season. In order to ensure their positioning in the playoffs, this season the Giants need at least one more win. After their loss to the Eagles, they are 9-5 on the season.

The total for the game is currently off whereas in NFL betting lines the Packers will be the 3 point favorites in this game.

The Packers need to win out in order to ensure a playoff spot as they lost in a close one against the Patriots last week. As the Packers’ starting quarterback is still trying to recover from a concussion sustained in week 14, he may or may not be available for this matchup.

However the Packers seem to struggle to win as many games as you’d expect they are a great team on both sides of the ball. In this one they will be playing at home. In Lambeau Field, they have won 9 of their last 10 games.

Last week the Giants lost in a heartbreaker against the Eagles. In this game their loss last week could play a major role. However the Giants managed to lose the game as time expired; they were up 3 touchdowns in the 4th quarter. A team can fall into a tailspin with that kind of losses.

In order to ensure that they do not continue falling after their loss to Philadelphia, the Giants need a strong start to this game.

On Saturday Ohio Bobcats Clash With Troy Trojans

December 14, 2010

On Saturday at the Louisiana Superdome the Troy Trojans will face the Ohio Bobcats in the New Orleans Bowl and ESPN will broadcast the match at 9 pm ET.

The game’s over/under total is sitting at 58, in college football betting the Trojans are listed as 1½-point favorites.

WR LaVon Brazill (hand) and Ohio LB Noah Keller is out for the season (toe). For New Orleans Bowl Troy DT Sidell Corley (achilles) is questionable.

In its last eight games, Ohio is 7-1 SU. Even though Troy is ATS in its last seven games is16-7 SU in its last 23 games and in six of Troy’s last nine games, the total has gone under.

In its last game Ohio lost 28-6 to the Kent State Golden Flashes on the road. The score was under the total as Ohio failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite.

By cashing as a 4–point favorite, Troy beat the Florida Atlantic Owls 44-7 on the road.

This season Troy is 7-5 SU and 4-8 ATS and 4-8 ATS whereas Ohio is 8-4 SU and 7-4 ATS.

The Bobcats are 0-2 SU and the Trojans are 5-3 SU when playing in December.

This Weekend – New England Patriots Clash With Chicago Bears

December 9, 2010

This weekend the Chicago Bears will battle against the New England Patriots. While the Bears have a dominating defense the Patriots have a high powered offense, both feature differing approaches in this matchup. The Bears are 9-3 whereas the Patriots are 10-2 on the season.

At 43.5, the total for the game is currently sitting while in this game the Patriots will be the 3 point favorites.

Even though they also have an absorbent defense, the Patriots have a solid offense that knows how to score points. In comparison to their offence, the Patriots have actually allowed more yards on defense. Their efficiency in scoring opportunities is always the key for the Patriots. They manage to get the ball in the end zone, while many teams average more yards than they do on offense.

To keep the Patriots from scoring position, where they are so dominant, the Bears will need to ensure to play at a high intensity.

Even though this Bears team is better than in years past, they have lost 5 of their last 6 against New England. They have won 5 games in a row as they have a smothering defense. To give Jay Cutler a little more time to throw the ball the Bears will need help from the running game and in games that he has had time to throw the team has been much better.

As these top contenders from their respective conferences square off this should be the game of the week.