February 9, 2014 Leave a comment
Is there anyone out there that actually enjoys watching Carmelo Anthony play basketball?
A lot of media hype has flocked his way since he won an NCAA title with Syracuse, but I can’t understand why. All Anthony can do is shoot. He can’t handle the ball, play defense or rebound when it counts. I never enjoy watching him play, so I won’t watch him and the rest of the New York Knicks take on Oklahoma City on Sunday.
The Thunder are favored at home over the Knicks by 9.5. If I had to bet the game, I would take the Thunder in a heart beat, even if every expert in the world told me the Knicks would cover. New York opened as 10.5-point underdogs, so the betting public is in its corner.
The other big game on TV today is Chicago at the L.A. Lakers. These are two more of my least favorite teams to watch, so it will be tough to get myself to tune in. The lesser of two evils is the Lakers, when it comes to betting. Not sure of the spread while writing this, but it really doesn’t matter.
Thankfully, scenic Pebble Beach and the PGA tour will be on TV today as well. With his six-stroke lead, Jimmy Walker is a -500 favorite to win the golf tournament. Wouldn’t win anything if I took that bet and it’s hard to bet against him.
If I had to select a long shot, I’d go with Hunter Mahan at +800. Mahan is one of two golfers that is six shots back. I’ve been hard on Mahan in the past, but I think he is on the verge of a big year.