Sports B.I.T - Virginia's Epic Meltdown & Three High Value NBA Picks

Teddy Covers

Monday, March 28, 2016 4:12 PM GMT

What happened to Virginia? Teddy and Pauly talk about Virginia's epic meltdown against Syracuse as well as some three NBA picks rip for the picking. 

On Monday’s SportsBIT, Teddy and Pauly have a rollicking good time breaking down the Elite Eight games from this past weekend, focusing on Virginia’s epic meltdown against Syracuse.  Certainly, the Orange defense had a lot to do with the Cavaliers late game failures; a defense that has allowed a grand total of two made baskets (one of which was a tip-in off a missed shot) and nine combined points in the final seven minutes of gametime against Gonzaga and Virginia combined!  Now that’s getting it done on the defensive end!

On the flip side of the equation, Virginia didn’t get what they needed from their top NBA prospect, senior Malcolm Brogdon, who was awful.  Brogdon hit just 2-14 shots from the field.  With Virginia trailing by three on their final meaningful possession, Brogdon drove into the paint, got swarmed, and threw an awful pass that resulted in a bad three point attempt.  And his body language during the Syracuse run was not that of an on-court leader.  There have been no shortage of epic level meltdowns in this year’s tournament (remember Northern Iowa vs. A&M?) and in year’s past.  When we’re betting on the Under 21 set, there will be variance, and bettors need to accept that some kids do NOT react well to high pressure settings…kind of like some adults!

Teddy and Pauly break down three key games in the NBA for Monday; talking Thunder – Raptors, Lakers – Jazz and Celtics – Clippers tonight.  As always, the focus is on delivering BETTING information that you’re not going to find from mainstream sources, and doing it in a fun, entertaining way!

Monday’s Deep Dive is the beginning of our MLB Divisional Breakdowns, with five more divisions on tap this week and next.  Teddy and Pauly break down the AL West from a Vegas perspective, talking season wins and odds to win the division.  The Astros had a breakthrough season in 2015, yet they were still net moneylosers in both the regular season and the postseason.  

Teddy thinks that the markets are white hot on Houston, making them a team that will be difficult to profit from in the coming months.  Albert Pujols’ bubblegum had a bigger pop than his bat in many games last year, and the Angels look like a ‘fade’ coming off a season in which they went 35-17 in one run games.  Check out Teddy and Pauly’s analysis of all five AL West teams right here, right now.