• Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Las Vegas - A little soccer action in the UEFA Champions League over in Italy where we will lock down Napoli over Frankfurt. The Partenopei, or Parthenopeans, have not lost a game at home yet in the Champions League, and have outscored the opposition 11-3. If you're wondering about the nickname, it comes from Greek mythology where the siren Parthenope tried to enchant Odysseus from his ship to Capri. In the story, Odysseus had his men tie him to the ship's mast so he was able to resist the song of the siren. Consequently, Parthenope, unable to live with the rejection of her love, drowned herself and her body was washed up upon the shore of Naples. Ouch! However, this team is FABULOUS at home in Naples with an 11-1-1 record in Serie A play, and sit on top of the table with 60 points, 13 clear of Inter Milan. Napoli BAGELED Frankfurt in Germany, 2-0, in the first leg, and should ease into the next round. If for some reason they decide to take their foot off the gas, we'll also throw a few Lira at the draw.

Also gonna roll out an NIT hoop pick and use Utah Valley +6 points over New Mexico. The Valley has been a GINORMOUS money machine this season, covering 19 of 24 and 11 of the last 13 on the road. The Lobos got off to a phenomenal 14-0 start, but when the calendar turned to 2023, they started to struggle. They've lost eight of the last 11 and have covered only four of the last 12. Gimme the Valley +6 for the money.