Green Bay getting NO respect vs the Badgers…take the Phoenix!
Dave Carney 12/1/2020
Overall record: 104-78
How did I get here?: Monday Night Football gave us the Eagles and Seahawks, and like we talked about ALL day on WKTY the UNDER of 49 was an easy play. The last time those two teams met in last years’ NFC Wild Card game, when Carson Wentz wasn’t even in full on break-down mode, saw the Seahawks beat Philly 17-9.
Last night the game once again saw Wentz melt down, DK Metcalf light up Philly’s secondary, and Seattle won 23-17. Had I taken the Seahawks to win by 6.5 points or more (-6.5), we would have lost. Because I took the UNDER of 49 total points, we win!
**The total number in a game represents how many points COMBINED will be scored by both teams according to the odds-makers. In order to secure a win on a total number bet, you must decide if the game will go OVER the total set, or UNDER. If the game lands exactly on the total number set (49 in last night’s MNF) you get what is called a PUSH. IN a PUSH situation neither party wins or loses, and the bettor is returned his original amount wagered.**
What’s on the table tonight?: Ooooh the local and family style intrigue!! The #4 ranked Wisconsin Badgers are at home facing the Green Bay Phoenix in front of absolutely no fans.
La Crosse Central stars Johnny Davis and Terrance Thompson face off for the first time in post-high school ball, and the coaching matchup is juicy!
The odds-makers give the Phoenix absolutely no respect in this contest making Wisconsin a 24.5 favorite according to Fox Bet. That means the Badgers would have to win by 25 points or more in order to cover this bet.
I’ll admit I don’t know much about the Green Bay Phoenix but what I do know is this. The Badgers don’t BLOW teams out like that often. They can, and do, but it’s not the norm. I also know that when you pit two former high school teammates against each other, and pit a pair of coaches that have deep ties together up against one another, the likelihood for a lopsided, embarrassing blow-out is rare.
Greg Gard, coach of the Badgers was Bo Ryan’s protege and successor, Will Ryan, Bo’s son, is the head coach for Green Bay. Don’t you think it’d be hard to go out and TRY to undress your mentor’s son in a pandemic year, with a team that also features one of the opposing team’s championship high-school teammates? I do.
That’s why today, if you happen to make a “friendly wager”, take the Phoenix (+24.5). All they have to do is simply not get run out of the Kohl center and you’re in the money!