Careful Who You Talk To


TEMPE: Week 5 Predictions

By Steve Bertrand | Tempe Media Associate

We learned an important lesson last week, be careful who you talk smack to! Peanut Butter & Jelly learned that the hard way. In an attempt to get into Travis Gabbidon’s head, Johnnie Davis and Terry Riley started jawing early but Travis got the last laugh, as he dropped a majority of his 44 points on Johnnie as X-Over rolled to a mere 30-point victory.

Now let’s get into this weeks action.

Shut Up and Play (2-2) vs. Dyknicksty (0-4)

Dyknicksty is having a rough season, coming in dead last in all major statistical categories (besides blocks), and this week won’t be any better for them. After a rough 0-2 start, captain Donald Didlake changed something, and it seems to be working because they’ve won two in a row. Zach Green is leading the way for them with his explosive high-energy plays and big man Lionel Pehoua holding it down underneath the basket. SUAP will cruise to an easy Week 5 victory. 

Prediction: Shut Up and Play by 17
Over/Under: 178

X-Over (2-1) vs. Show Me Dem Bibbys (2-1)

This should be a great match up, SMDB’s is coming off a heartbreaking loss to the preseason favorites Fine Wine and X-Over is feeling super confident after dismantling last seasons champs by 30. From the time the whistle is blown this should be close; two match ups to watch out for. Juice Hendrick vs. Tevin Kelly and Justin Chambers vs. Travis Gabbidon.

Prediction: X-Over by 1
Over/Under: 169

Fine Wine (4-0) vs. Peanut Butter & Jelly (1-3)

All I can say is I hope PB&J doesn’t say anything to fire up Alex Scales and company because they have proven time and time again that if you don’t play perfect for 44 minutes, your going to walk away with a loss. They will need perfect games out of Donté Medder and Jonathan Parker if they want to win this one. 

Prediction: Fine Wine by 8
Over/Under: 188

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