[Pretti.Problem.Xclusive] Pick 3
Pick 3 by: Tee Little
Wake Forest at Duke, 7 p.m.
Duke should have a fairly easy time when they take on the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest tonight at 7 p.m. The Blue Devils hold a 13 home game winning streak, and will look to extend it against a quite young Demon Deacon team. The one positive the Demon Deacons can look forward to is the inefficiency of the Duke guards to guard the perimeter. Wake Forest guard C.J. Harris who is averaging 17.3 points per game should be able to get to his spots with no problem Austin Rivers and Seth Curry who probably don’t know how to spell defense. However, Duke just possesses too many weapons for the Demon Deacons. Duke at home spells disaster, a fired up crowd of Cameron Crazies, and lights out from 3 point range. I expect a impressive game for Austin Rivers, who hasn’t lived up to the hype this year, averaging a measly 13.2 points per game. Prediction= Duke blowout
North Carolina at Virginia Tech, 9 p.m.
Last time I saw the Tar heels, Tyler Zeller was crying on the bench, or whatever he was doing under that towel, and Roy Williams was pulling his team off the court with 14 seconds left in the game. Virginia Tech is just in the wrong place, wrong time predicament. Yes, I expect the atmosphere to be crazy in Blacksburg tonight. However, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. The Tar heels didn’t show up at all against Florida State and the scoreboard reflected that. I wasn’t at the Tar heels practice this week but I bet Roy Williams ran them to death. Harrison Barnes is the leader of this team, and has to show it tonight on the road. Prediction= Tar heels win
LA Lakers at Miami Heat, 8 p.m.
Will this be a preview of the NBA Finals? Hopefully. I don’t think anyone is as tired of hearing about the Heat more than Kobe Bryant. Well tonight he has a chance to put an end to it himself. Kobe Bryant leads the NBA in scoring at 30.8 points per game, and will lead the Lakers into Miami against a Wade-less Miami Heat team, which is not a bad thing, the Heat are 4-0 without Wade this season. Lebron James has been battling flu-like symptoms (so he says) all day but will start tonight. Every time I look at the Heat’s stats of a game I look to one thing, Chris Bosh. Chris Bosh is the most important player on this Heat team, when he produces they win and if not they don’t. Bad news for Bosh, he will go against the best front court in basketball tonight in Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum.
Prediction= Lakers win.