Since I started doing The Fearless Five, most predictions have been football based. This week it’s a mixed bag. Football and basketball, both college and pro, are included. Let’s face it, football is king, but it’s time for the king to share the spotlight.
We have already seen great games in college basketball. The Duke vs Kentucky matchup was a gem, as was Connecticut vs Michigan State. The NBA has seen a few heavyweight bouts, with the Clippers/Heat, Memphis/Heat, and Clippers/Lakers. More great games await Here are this weeks Fearless Five.
The Fearless Five: Bold predictions for this weekend in sports
USC will beat UCLA, with ease: The Bruins might not allow the Trojans drum major to stab the field, but they will stab UCLA’s hopes of being kings of L.A, once again. Matt Barkley and Marquis Lee will score often. Jim Mora Jr. has his Bruins on the right track, but they will not win a track meet with USC.
Trojans 42 Bruins 28
The Memphis Grizzlies will hand the Knicks their first loss of the season: There is a showdown in Memphis tonight. The New York Knicks are playing great basketball. This team has overachieved through their first six games. Memphis is also proving themselves to be contenders in the 2012-2013 season. They have already beaten the likes of Miami and Oklahoma City, and you can count on them adding New York to that list tonight.
Memphis 102 New York 98
N.C. State will struggle with a good UMASS team in Puerto Rico, but will win the Puerto Rico Tio Off Classic: It remains to be seen if the hype surrounding the Wolfpack is justified. They did look good last night in their 17 point win over Penn State. Something just tells me that a scrappy UMASS squad is going to hang tough with them tonight. Look for T.J. Warren and Co. to win with a late run.
N.C. State 78 UMASS 72
Tom Brady and New England will humble Andrew Luck: What Andrew Luck has been able to do this season is spectacular. The Colts are 6-3, and are a likely playoff team in the AFC. He and his squad are about to run head first into a wall of concrete this Sunday. Brady will carve the Indy defense in preparation of Thanksgiving. The Colts are a team that will be a pain to the Patriots down the road, but for now, The Hoodie reigns supreme.
Patriots 35 Colts 17
#22 Rutgers will fall to Cincinnati: Cincinnati is playing great football right now. The Bearcats, in my opinion, are the most underrated teams in the nation. Look for them to run Rutgers off of the field and out of the Top 25.
Bearcats 44 Rutgers 24