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B 5v5 North Preview & Week 1 Lines
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March 17, 2021
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All of my previews come with the caveats that almost none of you have touched a ball in a year. I probably should have mentioned that either of the last two days. I just like to build in more excuses if/when I’m wrong about a team. 

It looks like this league has a mix of contenders, haven’t had enough befores, and unknowns. I’d say one of the three new teams could break into the Contenders category, but that’s about it. 

The Unknowns

Nuketown – DRBL – Brooks Brothers 

Very Limited stats for all three of these teams so not much to say. Let’s chat about something else? Your officials this season happen to be the best combination of refs you could have, Marlon Benjamin and Kervens Desravines. These guys are two of the best in the business and we’re all lucky to have them. I’m obviously at the scorer’s table and you’re even luckier to have me, no matter what Harry Demakes might tell you. Make sure you’re following along on twitter people, that’s really all I care about! 

 

The Haven’t Had Enough Befores

GoonSquad – I am going to want this team to be good so badly. The 4v4 converts love to run and chuck so let’s hope they keep that attitude on the slightly bigger court. Darryl Goodridge will be one of the most dynamic point guards in the league but I don’t know how many wins that will translate to. 3? 4? O/U for them is 3.5 this season.

Dirty Jim & the Boys – I really hope some of these teams with new players are better than this squad. Turmoil and strife make for great twitter banter, but when things are going well? Not so much. So yea, I’m rooting for these guys to struggle. O/U on wins? 4.5

 

The Contenders 

Stay Out of This – Kaplan/Vladi/Action Jackson all trying to share one ball and distribute? Bobby Haas and Matt Roberts showing Swecker what true post play looks like? Lotta CAC wallball legends here. Sign me up for this roller coaster ride! 

Big Tuna – It looks like Joey Lisella has a lot of heavy lifting to do in order to carry this version of Big Tuna but I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt. I think if they’re going to be good he’ll need guys like Walling (just added to the roster this morning) and Rewinski to step their games up! 

Space & Pace – Look some of the guys on this team aren’t going to blow you away with their stats. Some might not even blow you away when you see them on the floor, but this team just knows how to work together and win ball games. The Marino brothers might be impossible to guard, but I have a feeling this is a breakout season for Adam Chen. He should get an unlimited green light to fire away as defenses collapse inside and i’m looking for a career high in points and 3 point shooting from him this session.

 

Week 1 Lines

6 PM Big Tuna vs Space & Pace (-7.5)

#1 vs #2 the first game of the season? Damn who made this schedule?! Tough match-up for Big Tuna right out of the gate unless the Marino brothers also shrank a couple inches over the last year in addition to not seeing a court. I expect a lot of missed lay-up and wild arm flailing in this one.

7 PM Brooks Brothers vs Dirty Jim & the Boys (-5.5)

No matter who wins, I’m really just hoping there aren’t too many airballs in this game. 

8 PM Nuketown vs Stay Out of This (-6.5)

Everything will come down to who can actually show each week for Stay Out of This. Is it the best version of their squad, or does it include Harry? 

9 PM GOONSQUAD vs DRBL (-7.5)
I’m picking the rookies!! Don’t worry I’ve gone 1-3 in each of the other leagues to start the season. When I set the lines I always take the favorite and only one has covered each night. BUT only one underdog has also won outright each night…sooo…yea I’m not great at this week 1! Ah well, being wrong has never stopped me before.

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8 PM Nuketown vs Stay Out of This (-6.5)

Everything will come down to who can actually show each week for Stay Out of This. Is it the best version of their squad, or does it include Harry? 

 

My leadership and championship pedigree are needed every week.

The Contenders 

Stay Out of This – Kaplan/Vladi/Action Jackson all trying to share one ball and distribute? Bobby Haas and Matt Roberts showing Swecker what true post play looks like? Lotta CAC wallball legends here. Sign me up for this roller coaster ride! 

Kap is on the back-up list, so that probably won’t be a problem. The latter will definitely happen. 

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It’s been a long time since I’ve had a backup PG as talented as Vladi on one of my teams so I think that bodes very well for us!

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