By Marc Lawrence — The SEC dug in its heels and retooled its 2020 football schedule to include conference games only. That schedule was revealed Monday evening. A number of big-time games have been moved as a result of the adjusted schedule. The Florida-Georgia game, which normally takes place within seven days of Halloween weekend, will instead be played in the new “Week 7” on Nov. 7. Although the Iron Bowl between Alabama and Auburn will stay on Nov. 28, it will no longer be the last regular-season game of the season for either team. In addition, each SEC team has a built-in bye week between Week 5 and Week 7, while “rivalry week” will take place during Week 10. The question is whether the revamped schedules of the new “Power 3” conferences will come to fruition. Click here for more on new-look SEC schedule for 2020.
When Utah’s Donovan Mitchell scored 57 points for the Jazz in Monday’s Game 1 versus the Nuggets, it was the third-highest scoring output in NBA playoff history. Meanwhile, Dallas’ Luka Doncic had 42 points against the Clippers the same day, making him the first player in NBA history to drop 40 in his playoff debut. It was all for naught, though, as both the Jazz and the Mavericks suffered brutal losses – Utah in overtime and Dallas when Kristaps Porzingis was ejected in the 3Q with a bogus technical call with the Mavs leading by 5 points. The NBA has come too far in creating these bubble-playoffs to let zebras dictate the outcome of games.
Grinding Out The Profits
From the 2020 PLAYBOOK FOOTBALL PREVIEW GUIDE magazine: Since 2000 the Pittsburgh Steelers stand 53-27 SU and 48-32 ATS in regular season games following a non-winning season, including 24-10 ATS in division contests. Or in other words, you’ll seldom find the Black and Gold come up empty in consecutive seasons.