Coming Down to the Home Stretch
GREEN VALLEY REC: Week 6 Predictions
By Michael Palmer | Green Valley Media Associate
SUNZ (0-5) vs. Dyme Pieces (3-2)
The SUNZ will have some tough competition heading their way as they'll face the Dyme Pieces. The two players that actually have experience playing in the Rec league for the SUNZ is Dallas Wilkinson and Matthew Diedrich, but they didn't play in their loss last week to the Free Agents. The SUNZ need to have these two suit up and somehow keep it a competitive game.
The Dyme Pieces have so many weapons in Dylan Hansel, Tom Gibson, Zach Dean, Josh Ross and a few others. They explode in transition and are the second-highest scoring team, averaging 87 PPG. They also allow the second fewest points 87.4. This one is simply a no-brainer as the Dyme Pieces will win and win big.
Prediction: Dyme Pieces -23.5
Sweet "D" (1-4) vs. Artsakh (1-4)
The battle of 1-4 teams commence's as Sweet "D", who to me shouldn't be 1-4, will face Artsakh. Hopefully Sweet "D" gets Cody Howard back to stay down low and grab some boards as he's was absent last week. Kenny Oakley and Dylan Ellis will spark Sweet "D" in this one as they will run in transition and play lockdown defense. Watch out for Dakota Wadkins to have a stellar game and show Artsakh who's the boss.
Brenden Graves is going to have to do a whole lot for Artsakh to stop Sweet "D", but it can be done. Let's see if Harry Goumroian can repeat his performance from downtown as he put up six of them last week. I just can't see Sweet "D" losing another game, especially to a lower-ranked team.
Prediction: Sweet "D" -6
Free Agents (1-4) vs. Diplomats (2-3)
Patrick Guerrero's Diplomats will look to move to .500 as they'll face the Free Agents. The Diplomats simply struggled last week to make their shots as Jo Ash Atienza only scored eight points. He'll have no problem scoring in double figures and potentially getting a season high in points. If Andrew Power suits up, man will be have an explosive game down low.
Ken Weng of the Free Agents will need to carry the Free Agents just like he did last week. I know he's an accurate shooter, and even though he went 1-6 from downtown, he'll need to be aggressive in this game. The duo of Ryan Stanford and Joseph Roselle will be two guys that the Diplomats will look out for, but I know the Diplomats can stop the Free Agents early and often.
Prediction: Diplomats -10