March 1, 2016 (12:00 PM ET)
There is one pick tonight.
Take Georgia Tech at +13 spread against Louisville for 3% of the bankroll.
The Louisville Cardinals season is winding down and with the self-imposed postseason banned placed on the team, they will not be heading to the postseason. What that means is that coach Rick Pitino may elect to give time to his underclassmen in to not only gauge the talent that he has, but also to give them a bit of experience for more meaningful contests starting next season. Deng Adel, Donovan Mitchell, and Ray Spalding are freshmen whose roles will only continue to expand and it would certainly benefit Pitino to have them on the floor.
Adel's play has improved in the past three games, as he is averaging 11 points and 4.7 rebounds during this stretch. Mitchell has scored double-digit points in seven ACC games, including 18 against Wake Forest and 17 at Duke and Spalding has been a consistent contributor off the bench. All of that being said, the above players are all still freshman, which means that they are not quite polished products as of yet. They are still young and are still evolving their games at some level. They are prone to mistakes and when being asked to cover a double digit spread as Louisville is tasked to do here, those mistakes can be extremely costly.
Meanwhile, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets come into this contest playing terrific basketball and have won their last 4 straight. They are coming off consecutive victories over Florida State, Notre Dame, Clemson, and Boston College. What has been most impressive is the heart that the Yellow jackets have shown over the last couple of weeks. On Feb. 17, they were just 3-9 in the ACC and had to win their last six games to finish .500 in the conference standings. In the midst of its longest ACC winning streak in more than eight years, Georgia Tech will have a chance to take another step towards their goal with a victory tonight over Louisville.
Each of the Yellow Jackets conference victories this season have come by 7 or fewer points which shows that they are used to playing is closely contested games. Marcus Georges-Hunt who scored the game winning points against both Notre Dame and Clemson was averaging 21.7 points on 54.8 percent shooting over his last six games. In their last contest, he managed to connect on all seven of his shots for a team-high 23 points which moved him up to 13th place on the program's all-time scoring list.
Georgia Tech guard Adam Smith leads the conference in three-pointers made per game and has drilled 13 during the winning streak after going 4 for 8 from beyond the arc in their last contest. Smith is averaging four treys per contest in conference road games. Center Ben Lammers has come off the bench to shoot 8 of 9 and has blocked nine shots in the last four outings. While this is certainly a tough matchup for the Yellow Jackets, especially on the road, it's important to note that we do not need them to win this game. We expect that they will put a valiant effort in to preserve their winning streak, however even if they come up short, they should keep this game competitive enough to stay within the generous point spread.
Sports Profit System would like to sincerely apologize to clients for what has been the worst losing streak in SPS’s history! We are fully aware of our recent poor performance and understand the anger and frustration that members might feel. We would like to take a moment to go over a few important points.
First of all, results are all that matter. The handicapping team, operations department and SPS executives all understand the paramount importance of picking winners. If that was not the case or if we were not convinced of our expertise, SPS would not have set the industry benchmark by documenting every win and loss and showing a full archive of past picks, something very few other services do. We have proven year after year that sports betting can be a very lucrative investment and 2016 will be no different. We are only two months into a 12-month period and refuse to let that define us. In 2015, we endured 3 losing months and yet it was a hugely profitable year! The only difference is that we got off to a hot start in 2015 and then had a rough time before getting back to winning ways, while this year, the order has been reversed. Needless to say, long term clients will remember that SPS put together 7 consecutive winning months at one stage in 2015 and is entirely capable of doing the same, if not better this year! There are ten full months left of this year and we remain as confident as ever about hitting our annual targets (units and percentages).
We would also like to reassure everyone that nothing has changed in our handicapping process or team. These are still the same individuals that have produced countless winners in the past. They are working hard and recent results are by no means due to a lack of effort. The fact is that all cappers go through hot and cold spells. What is however, highly unlikely, but has unfortunately happened recently is when multiple handicappers go through these cold streaks at the same time, compounding losses and severely impacting short-term results. That being said, SPS takes winning and results very seriously and all handicappers’ performances will be evaluated at the end of the season.
Last but not least, it is natural to wonder if you should stop betting or jump ship during a losing run. The choice is yours but we strongly urge you not to do so because that is not in YOUR best interest. We have proven our success time and time again, over a much larger sample size and would like to reiterate the truly uncharacteristic and unprecedented length of this losing period in SPS history. Statistically speaking then, it will likely take another 5 years, if not an entire decade, for another such streak to come about. It is therefore much more likely that results will regress to SPS’s normal winning averages and hence very lucrative periods lie ahead. This is why it would make no sense for members to jump off, having already experienced the worst! Especially since losing streaks are often followed by winning ones and to miss out on them would be hugely disappointing.
We would like to thank members for their patience as we work to turn this around and quickly get back on track.
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