Notes from Ness (February 6)

While it can hardly be considered SUPER, another Super Bowl is on the books, as the Steelers beat the Seahawks on Sunday 21-10. For the 26th time in 40 Super Bowls of all time, the game was decided by 10 points or more and the Steelers’ “cover” as a four-point favorite ended a four-game winning streak in point spread by the Super Bowl underdogs!

What an end we could have had if Seattle, led by 11 points at the end of the game, could have scored a touchdown in the dying seconds of the game. The Seahawks, led 21-16, would almost certainly have got two points on the conversion (no matter how little time was left) meaning ALL bets would have been settled on this SINGLE game, possibly even with NO time. staying on the clock!

The game would have “dropped” FIVE on a failed two-point conversion attempt, or THREE on a successful trial! This ending would have made Pittsburgh’s 35-31 victory over Dallas at SB XIII (Pitt was favored 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 points), like a day at Disneyland. I still have a lot to say about the game, but yesterday was a LONG day, so I’ll be working on it over the next few days.

My free game is the GS Warriors over the Den Nuggets (10:35 ET). After winning my 22 * ​​with Pittsburgh in the Super Bowl, I’m getting back to work in NBA and college circles. I’m opening the week with my 10 * CBB TV Game of the Month and my 10 * NBA Eastern Conference Game of the Week. Pay only AFTER you win!

Sunday college basketball featured two HUGE comebacks. No.17 Georgetown followed No.9 Pitt by 15 points in the first half, but came back to win 61-58. Kansas trailed No. 19 Oklahoma 50-34 in the second half at Lawrence, but rallied to beat the Sooners, 59-58. Number 10 George Washington, one of the SEVEN schools still unbeaten in conference, had no trouble moving up to 18-1 (8-0 in A-10), beating Richmond 80-55.

It’s a light card in the college hoops tonight (12 games) but it’s Big Monday. ESPN2 gets all three games, starting with Louisville in Cincinnati at 7:00 am ET. Both teams are struggling in the Grand Est this year, with the Cardinals going 3-6 in the league after opening 12-1 in their non-conference schedule and the Bearcats starting 4-5. Cincy lost forward Kirkland in the U Conn game (Jan. 9) and including that contest, is 2-6 SU and 1-7 ATS without him. The Cardinals just beat Cincy at Louisville on Jan. 25 (67-50), but the Bearcats are favored by 2 1/2 points with a total of 137 1/2.

The Texas No.7 is in Lubbock at 9:00 a.m. ET to take on Bob Knight and the Red Raiders. Knight has averaged 22.5 wins per season in his first four years at Texas Tech, but this year’s team is only 12-10, although the Red Raiders are. 11-1 at home. However, Texas are 19-3 on the year (best start since the 1977-78 team) and are 62-5 against other schools in Texas under Rick Barnes, including 13-2 against the Red Raiders. Texas is favored by 10 1/2 points with a total of 134 1/2.

No.5 Gonzaga greets St Mary’s in a nightcap at midnight EST. The Bulldogs have the longest winning streak at home in the country with 34 straight wins and have won 19 straight games (including tournament) against their WCC opponents (38-2 against Conference opponents in the past three). years!). While St Mary’s are just 3-5 in the league this year, their five losses have been EIGHT points or less. Gonzaga, who won at St Mary’s Jan. 7, 68-60, is favored by 12 1/2 points with a total of 150.

Sunday’s NBA saw the Rockets jump to 12-6 with Ming and McGrady in the lineup as they beat the struggling Knicks 93-89. However, when one or both are out, the Rockets are just 6-23, leaving the team eight games off the last playoff spot in the West. The Clippers won 115-113 in overtime in Toronto and moved 11 of 0.500 (28-17) games for the first time since the franchise moved to LA!

In Sacramento, the Kings had 11 of 19 shots in the 4th quarter of their game with the Jazz, topping them 31-20 during the period, in a 96-78 victory. It comes just two days after the Kings got 0-for-20 in FG attempts in Friday night’s 89-79 loss to Salt Lake City.

There are nine games in the NBA on Monday, although none are on TV. The Nets will put their 10-game home streak (7-3 ATS) against the New Orleans Hornets on the line at 7:35 ET. The Displaced Hornets are quite a story this year, going 15-8 in “home” games at Oklahoma City and Baton Rogue, while posting an overall record of 24-22.

The Hornets only went 18-64 last season, tied for the second-worst league record. The Nets are favored by 6 1/2 points with a total of 182 1/2. The Nuggets, losers of seven straight ATS, visit the Warriors, winners of five straight ATS. Something must give way at 10:35 am ET at Oakland, where Golden State is favored by 3 1/2 points (total is 199 1/2).

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