The Galaxy are making their seventh appearance in the MLS Cup. They have the league’s biggest pay roll at $14 Million and they have done it without spending a lot of money on the household name players. It’s been an approach not quite seen in most big spending teams in other sports. Ordinarily, there are a few big ticket players on each roster. Not so for the Galaxy.
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Wichita State vs. AlabamaAlabama promises to be very good this year and they haven’t made the big dance since 2006. This year they probably will, behind the strong play and leadership of 6’8″ senior forward JaMychal Green. Green put up 15.5 points per game last year and 7.5 rebounds per game, despite being suspended early in the year. He is long and his speed will give other fowards a lot of trouble defensively, as he can step out and take a lot of other bigs to the hole. He shot over 50% from the floor last year and will see even more than the 27 minutes a game he saw last year this season. He’s teamed with a great point guard in Trevor Releford, a player who started from day 1 as a freshman. Last season, in that freshman year, he put up 11.0 points per game to go with 3.3 board per night and 3.3 assists. He made over 50% of his two point field goals and gets to the hole well for a guy that is only 6’0″ in sneakers.
Virginia Commonwealth vs. Georgia Tech
2nd Round Charleston Classic
Line: GA TECH -1.5
Moneyline: Ga Tech -125, Va Comm +105
Tipoff: 5:30 PM EST from Charleston Arena, Charleston, SC
UFC 139 is here, and I’ve taken to the task of covering the fight card for this UFC event, though not all of the fights as customary. There are a host of fights that promise to be very exciting this week and the main event should be worth watching, even if neither fighter ultimately represents a contending battle. All betting odds are taken from Bodog.
It’s hard to call a season anything but disappointing when you bust out in the opening round to a team like Morehead State. All season, Louisville had looked to be one of the true contenders, and even beat the eventual champion Huskies twice, but they failed to come up big when it counted most and lost as heavy favorites in the first round, to the surprise and dismay of most bettors, who were even expecting the Cardinals to cover the spread in that loss.
It was more than good news when the Commodores announced they would be returning Festus Ezeli, John Jenkins, and Jeffrey Taylor. The news signified the possibility of a very special season for Vanderbilt.
Last season, Eastern Washington went 10-20 with a 7-9 record in Big Sky Conference play. They were led by a first year coach in Jim Hayford, who was pretty disappointed, as was the rest of his staff and his team when leading scorer Glen Dean transferred. They will now be led by the trio of Cliff Colimon (a senior) and Jeffrey Forbes and Kevin Winfored (both juniors). The three of them combined to average over 30 points per game. The low blocks, however, are manned by two undersized big men in Cliff Ederaine and Tremayne Johnson.
UT Martin is led by the trio of Terrence Smith, Mike Liabo, and Troy King, all who will be entering their second year of college basketball this season, and the trio combined to average more than 30 a game last season. Last season the Skyhawks went 12-21 with a 6-12 record in the Ohio Valley Conference.
The Sprint Cup action continues in Miami for the Ford 400. We’ll take a look at some of the front runners and top value picks for the race. All betting odds are taken from Bodog.
With the controversy that has surrounded this fight, a knockout victory seems essential for both fighters. They want to put to rest who is better here and now, and Pacquiao has every reason to believe he is a superior fighter, and Boxing Oddsmakers know it.