Top Four Squads Matchup
FRANKLIN: Week 7 Predictions
By Patrick Forrest | Franklin Media Associate
Commissioner’s Choice vs Ace In the Cole
Commissioner’s Choice, the No. 2 team in the power rankings, takes on Ace In the Cole, the No. 3 team in the rankings, in a rematch that CC won early in the year. Some key matchups individual matchup will be Alex Sweet (CC) against Eli Ziegler (AC), two high energy and quick first step point guards that can fill up the bucket every night.
This will be the key matchup to the game, these point guards make their teams go from an offensive stand point, whoever gets the better of the other will ultimately win. Another matchup to keep an eye on is high scoring Zach Leonard (CC) and big man extraordinaire Cole Theodoropoulos (AC), this will also go a long way in determining victory. These teams are very evenly matched on paper and I expect a back-and-fourth game coming down to the end.
Prediction: Commissioner’s Choice by 5
The Monstars vs DS
Which DS team will show up tonight will go a long way in determining the outcome of this game. If the team of last week that did not move the ball and shot poorly returns this could be a long night. DS has a lot of pride and would like nothing more than to give The Monstars the first loss of their season. Andrew Parker will draw the matchup of covering Marcus Haislip who is averaging over 40 points a game.
It appears the key to even come close to hanging with the Monstars is letting Marcus get his and playing great defense on everyone else. Really everyone on the Monstars is a threat to score, you could list the entire team, it will be a tough matchup for DS. Dan Parker and Gary Pesta are going to need to have big nights from beyond the arc, getting Tanner Sharpe back on track shooting will go a long way as well. Unfortunately, the Monstars just have too much firepower and pull away late.
Prediction: The Monstars by 12