Although it continues to be amazing to have live sports, yesterday’s slate of TBT action was not as exciting as the day before. That being said, today’s action has a chance to bring the excitement as fan-favorite Herd That looks to pull off a massive upset. As always, we have y’all covered with TBT odds and picks so you can cash on this awesome action.
#2 Overseas Elite vs #23 Herd That (Marshall)
Overseas Elite is two wins away from their fifth title after holding off a determined Armored Athlete 76-70. With dynamic playmaker, Pooh Jeter taking the lead and a capable cast around him, including Iso Joe Johnson, Elite comes in as a favorite to take down TBT darling Herd That. The Marshall Alumni have captured the hearts and minds of everyone who has watched TBT so far. In the Super 16, they overcame an eight-point fourth-quarter deficit to win 102-99 over a talented Money Team. Jacorey Williams and Chris Cokley both scored more than 30 in the most exciting game so far this year. With talent across the board, this game looks like it will turn into another up and down affair. If Iso Joe and Jon Elmore come out hot, this game will shatter the over as well. So long as the over/under stays below 156.5 take the over.
Overseas Elite will be the betting favorite, but Herd That has proven time and time again that they do not mind being the underdog. They have put on a show every time they have stepped onto the court and will continue to do so. It seems like this could easily surpass the Herd vs Money game as the most exciting game in TBT history. So long as Herd That is getting at least +4 on the spread, take the underdogs out of Marshall.
Picks: Herd That (+7.5) and the Under 158.5
#3 Boeheim’s Army vs #22 Sideline Cancer
Boeheim’s Army comes into this quarterfinal hungry and ready to punch their ticket to a deep run. They are coming off a hard-fought win in the Super 16 against the Men of Mackey 76-69. Meanwhile, Sideline Cancer took down Challenge ALS behind the strong guard play of Marcus Keene 66-60. Sideline Cancer will go as far as Keene can carry them. This game will come down to whether Boeheim’s Army contains Keene. They have the ability to do it with their vaunted 2-3 zone and talented guards like Brandon Triche and Eric Devendorf. The Orange Alumni are the favorites here and so long as the line stays under Boeheim’s Army -5, trust the higher seed to come through for you.
I’ve watched plenty of hoops these last 5 days with @thetournament ! This play by Marcus Keene has got to be my favorite! Look close at what he does with the ball and how he changes his speed, the result a wide open mid range jumper. I am glad he is on our Sideline Cancer team pic.twitter.com/TPm2r8knVp
— Billy Clapper Basketball (@BillyClapperBCB) July 9, 2020
Boeheim’s Army played a hard-fought battle against the Men of Mackey and it often devolved into a defensive slugfest. Look for them to try to draw this game out and not let Sideline Cancer get out and run. Although the Army can run with the best of them, they will most likely try to slow things down and control the game. All that being said, this will be a game that struggles to hit the over. As with many TBT odds and picks we are rolling with the under. Unless the over/under comes down under 149.5 take the under.