The Basketball Tournament: Round of 16
TMD v Trained To Go: Trained To Go +2.5 ($1.90)
Trained To Go knocked off the No.1 seed for the South Region and have former NBA player (and Townsville Croc!) Mickell Gladness on the roster. They can upset a TMD team that nearly got bundled first round.
City of Gods v FOE: FOE +5.5 ($1.90)
Happy to take on No.1 seed City Of Gods, who are led by former Sydney Kings coach Joe Connelly. They have wins of 14 and 9 but prefer the look of FOE, led by the Morris brothers of the NBA (GM and coach). FOE thumped a strong Maryland team last time and shouldn’t be getting 5.5 points.
Friday, 9am (ESPN)
Boeheim’s Army v The Untouchables: The Untouchables +3.5 ($1.90)
This is a battle between Syracuse alumni and Pitt alumni. Fans will recognise former Melbourne Tiger Hakim Warrick for Boeheim’s Army while Ricky Harris is lining up for The Untouchables. Their form has not been dominant but they are the value here.
Friday, 11am (ESPN)
Overseas Elite v Ram Nation: Overseas Elite -4 ($1.90)
Defending champions Overseas Elite are the best favourite of day one of Round of 16 action. Overseas Elite had a thumping 22-point win in the opening round before a comfortable seven-point victory on the back of 27 points from Kyle Fogg.
Best: FOE +5.5 ($1.90)