Johnny’s Quick Picks for Dec. 22, 2023
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We kicked butt last night, going 7-0 in all games, spanning the NFL, College Football, College Basketball and the NHL! We have won nine college basketball games in a row. When I get hot, look out. Let’s keep up the BIG MO tonight! I’m a fireball!
Johnny’s Quick Picks — December 22, 2023
Ohio (-3.5) at Austin Peay
The MAC is the great conference no one knows about or cares. It’s one of the toughest non-Power 5 basketball conferences in America. Make a mental note.
The Bobcats don’t do much except win games and get to the big dance.
This Ohio team will make the tournament and shock a team or two. They have six players who average 12 plus points a game. Well balanced, well disciplined, well coached.
Austin Peay has to stop this Bobcat scoring juggernaut that is averaging 84 points a game, while scoring 62.5 points a game themselves.
Ohio just has too much firepower and too much depth. They should open up Austin Peay up like a boiled peanut in the last 10 minutes. Nice play to cover a short spread.
Pick: Ohio Bobcats (-3.5)
GA Tech (+2.5) at Hawaii
This one is for our GodzillaWins.com assistant editor Dan Angell who lives in Hawaii and is going to the game!
Jackets famous Rambling Wreck of Georgia Tech alumni coach Damon Stoudamire is 8-3 and has his team playing inspired basketball. I love the Big D!
I looked up the Diamond Head classic in Hawaii and the last six years past performance favors the Jackets.
GA Tech is getting 44 rebounds a game, that’s good for 14th in the nation. As a former basketball coach at the HS level, there is nothing better than rebounds and buckets. Tech is bombing away at a 79 points a game clip.
Hawaii has the best player on the island in Noel Coleman, but he’s a one man gang. I believe Coach Damon will devise a plan to not let one player beat his team. I’d go box and one down the stretch.
Both teams have a tight one day turn, but GT has more depth on paper. This is going to be a great game, albeit an 11 PM EST tip! Worth the wait and lack of sleep! Dan will go straight from the game to Saturday’s Godzilla Wins radio show at 8:00 AM EST! That’s 2:00 AM Hawaii time (I think!)
(Editor’s note: It’s 3 a.m. HST — Dan)
Pick: GA Tech (+2.5)
Oilers at Rangers (-120)
What a great match this will be tonight at MSG! Edmonton comes in at 14-15, but they are better than their record indicates. Meanwhile the Rangers are who we thought they were: 22-7-1 with lots of speed.
BTW Rangers goalie #2 Quick is 9-0! This is going be a great opportunity for Rangers fans at the Garden to have some fun on a Friday night. Edmonton just waxed Jersey and now comes through the Lincoln Tunnel for the nightmare on 33rd Street!
NY is 2-1 on this home stand and look for a nice Christmas send off. The Rangers shut the Oilers out 3-0 in Canada in October.
Home sweet home. Lets Go!