Sunday’s action begins with a clash between a Freiburg team potentially fatigued from their midweek trip to Italy and a despondent Hoffenheim squad, which began this week as the only Bundesliga side without a single point across the German top-flight’s last five rounds.
Well, if you listened to the pod, you probably had a few guys in the hunt on Sunday. Truthfully, it was difficult to not have a guy up there, as at one point I counted four guys in the lead and another six or seven within a stroke or two.
Here’s a dinger for you! You don’t know what conference this is, do you? I do. It’s the no-defense-played-here conference. Jack it up and run back, baby.
Alabama is an easy choice to win this, especially with the 26-5 record and 16-2 conference mark and a 4-spot in the latest top 25 polls. On the other hand, the situation around Brandon Miller has been difficult for everybody to deal with, and the Crimson Tide just lost to Texas A&M to finish out the regular season.
The MWC could see five teams headed for the Big Dance, and the only team ranked in the top 25 is San Diego State, although all of Boise State, Nevada, Utah State, and New Mexico have had strong seasons.
One of the most unpredictable conference tournaments has to be the Big Ten. When looking at the conference, there is a flurry of teams that could rattle off a few wins and punch their tickets to the Big Dance just hours before the Selection Sunday Show.
The Dubs are 5-0 against the spread when their opponent has allowed more than 100 points in its previous outing. The Lakers gave up 110 points to the Timberwolves.
The two teams we will discuss today are the Phoenix Suns (35-29) and the Dallas Mavericks (33-31). The Suns have the fourth-best record in the always competitive western conference, while the Mavericks are currently in the No. 6 spot.
Philadelphia has the third-best record in the East, but they are coming off a disappointing 133-126 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night. Joel Embiid (35 points), Tyrone Maxey (29 points), and James Harden (27 points) paced the Sixers’ offense. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough as Philly’s defense allowed the Mavericks to convert a season-high 25 3-pointers.