No handicapper has had a more decorated career than Joe Duffy’s GodsTips. That continues Tuesday with a 3-0 sweep in college basketball. The free pick is to take Chicago Bulls (-1.5) to New Orleans.
Both teams have actually played better on the road than at home. Chicago has a slight plus on total road points, while New Orleans is -2.5 points per game at home. That in and off itself does not demand a pick. However, remember in about 85-90 percent of the cases, the home team is more rested.
Both teams are well rested coming off the all-star break. Also, one of our Golden Rules is rest benefits the teams that need it the most and hurts teams in a groove. Yes New Orleans was playing their best basketball of the year. Problem is they have not played in six days.
Chicago needed the break as they were struggling. But overall, the Bulls are the much better team. Chicago had guys in and out of the line-up and played seven of their last eight games before the break on the road. So no team will benefit from the time to refocus more than them.
It also gives Kirk Hinrich time to ease back into the line-up. He missed seven games and that added to the struggles.
Tonight’s big card has the historic career of Joe Duffy continues with one of his best college basketball seasons in a storied career. A competitor consensus, plus some time-tested theories you have won with time and time again. Get the 3-0 sweep now. Get the picks now