Your 2016 Charlotte Hornets Preview

The 2016 Charlotte Hornets are exactly what you think.  An exciting, young bunch with the capability to stick with most teams in the NBA because of the great defensive play.  This team is very similar to last year and has added some key pieces, plus, they get MKG back from injury.  In the playoffs against Miami, the Hornets saw the need for a rim protector while getting absolutely dominated by Hassan Whiteside.  Adding Roy Hibbert as that piece may be huge.  It’s a no loss situation for the Hornets here.  A cheap one-year deal has nothing but upside.  Hibbert is Continue reading Your 2016 Charlotte Hornets Preview

Almost Varsity Sports Hot Soup Picks: Week 8

One of our worst weekends of the year down about 2.5 units.  If you listened to the podcast, you were able to hear the SD St halftime line at 9.5.  If you caught that in time, you had a positive week at +1.5.  But, here at AVS, we take lines as the worst we see to ride along there with everyone else. For our picks history on the year check it out here 1h San Jose State Spartans @ San Diego State Aztecs (Under 26) After taking the Aztecs last week, we were forced to sit and watch the methodical running Continue reading Almost Varsity Sports Hot Soup Picks: Week 8

Almost Varsity Sports Hot Soup Picks: Week 7

Another positive week last week and we’re rolling along.  Don’t get on the tracks when the money train’s coming through. HOT SOUP! For our picks history on the year check it out here 1h San Diego State (-10) @ Fresno State The Aztecs RB Donnell Pumphrey has 891 yards and 9 touchdowns through 5 games this year.  He is one of the best players in the country that no one talks about.  Aginst an upstart Cal team, Pomphrey put up 281 yards and 3 touchdowns alone.  QB Christian Chapman has a 4:1 TD:INT ratio and does plenty to facilitate running Continue reading Almost Varsity Sports Hot Soup Picks: Week 7

Almost Varsity Sports Hot Soup: NCAA WK 5

It’s another Christmas Saturday morning here at Almost Varsity.  We have a bag of presents for you.  This is my favorite week of picks this year and I hope you all jump on board the money train. Florida Gators (-11) @ Vanderbilt Commodores; 40.5 Florida QB Luke Del Rio has been a revelation this year in comparison to his predecessors.  With a defense allowing only 2.1 YPC and 76 YPG don’t expect Vanderbilt to be able to do much offensively.  This will be a low scoring game but Florida should be able to win by two touchdowns today The Pick: Continue reading Almost Varsity Sports Hot Soup: NCAA WK 5