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LAGUNA: Week 4 Predictions

By Billy Hilliard | Laguna Media Associate

GOAT vs. Get the Win

We get an early rematch to start off Week 4 between two heavy weight teams and players.  National PPR leader Mike Cox missed out on this match up the first time around leading to a big win for Tommy Fausett and company.  Assuming Cox is available this week, we should see a match up of pure offensive prowess against gritty defense. 

GOAT cruised last week in route to a 30-plus point victory in which Cox, Dan Jordan, and a surprising performance from newcomer Riley St. Claire proved to be more than enough.  GTW lost a close game that they will tell you should have been a win.  They were without the services of DJ Boe who plays an important role on that team.  Look for GTW to deploy every defensive strategy in the bag to slow this game down and limit possessions for GOAT.  

Prediction:  GOAT by 11

On the Rise vs. Hit the J

Mason Jones returned in spectacular fashion last week for Hit the J going off for 44 points and 9 rebounds in what was a career game for him.  His presence in this line up gives them a legitimate shot at winning a championship.  Josh Fowler has continued to step up this season as well as he carries a top five PPR designation through the first three weeks of the season. 

On the Rise doesn't necessarily need a win this week but they need a much better showing than their performance in Week 3.  Shooting 36 percent from the field isn't going to get you many wins, however, they are still right in the thick of things early on.  Look for Nick Young to get everyone more involved this week.  This team has the shooters and shots will start to fall sooner or later.  

Prediction:  On the Rise by 7