2018-2019 Prediciton Thread

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Re: 2018-2019 Prediciton Thread

Post by stevemaz » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:05 am

24-7 (14-4 second place in A10) win A10 tourny

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Post by eldonabe » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:08 pm

stevemaz wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:05 am
24-7 (14-4 second place in A10) win A10 tourny

It is good to see you have the same glasses on whether it is football or basketball.
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Re: 2018-2019 Prediciton Thread

Post by m626t » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:04 pm

stevemaz wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:05 am
24-7 (14-4 second place in A10) win A10 tourny
If I'm betting real cheddar, I'll take the under.
All due respect, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart, I'm gonna pass.

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Post by 69MG » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:38 am

eldonabe wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:52 am
Lets keep it simple - trying to do rankings/post season is very open ended - I think these are all one word/number answers.


Total Wins 18
Conf Wins 10
Lead Scorer Pipkins
Lead Rebounder Laurent
# > 10ppg 4
Avg Home Att. 3793
Team PPG 76
Team PAPG 71
20+ pt wins 3
20+pt losses 1
High Scorer (Points) Single Game (#) 39
High (Player) Points one game (name) LP
High (team) points one game 101
High (team) Points allowed one game 96
Low (team) points one game 61
Low (team) points allowed one game 57
Conference Finish
7

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Re: 2018-2019 Prediciton Thread

Post by 69MG » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:58 pm

Roadtrip wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:21 am
I see some folks picking Laurent for leading rebounder: thought about picking him, but have no indication that he is a good rebounder. Any thoughts on this from someone who has seen him in practice etc?
I haven't seen him in practice, but he averaged a little over 5 boards a game for Rutgers as a freshman. He's a little bigger and stronger now so it's not out of the question he could jump to 8+ this year. If Holloway can play 25 minutes or more he should lead the team, but he's never done that. In fact, his highest year was 19 minutes a game.

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Re: 2018-2019 Prediciton Thread

Post by philosopher » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:54 pm

Total wins - 19
Conf wins - 12
Leading scorer - Pipkins
Leading rebounder - Laurent
Team ppg - 74
Team papg - 70
Team high score: 91
Team low score: 58
Team low papg - 55
Conf finish - 4th
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Re: 2018-2019 Prediciton Thread

Post by bobolink » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:51 am

The 104 points scored Friday exceeds any prediction I recall here. Now on to beating the wins predictions.

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Post by eldonabe » Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:23 pm

OK here is the tabulation of Average/most popular - not many predictors (13) but so what - its fun!

Total Wins 20
Conf Wins 10.8
Lead Scorer Pipkins
Lead Rebounder Laurent
# > 10ppg 3.7
Avg Home Att. 5021
Team PPG 75
Team PAPG 71.3
20+ pt wins 3.1
20+pt losses 0.9
High Scorer (Points) Single Game (#) 35.4
High (Player) Points one game (name) Pip
High (team) points one game 95.5
High (team) Points allowed one game 90.7
Low (team) points one game 60.2
Low (team) points allowed one game 53.5
Conference Finish 4
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Re: 2018-2019 Prediciton Thread

Post by minutefanjsf » Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:25 pm

eldonabe wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:23 pm
OK here is the tabulation of Average/most popular - not many predictors (13) but so what - its fun!

Total Wins 20
Conf Wins 10.8
Lead Scorer Pipkins
Lead Rebounder Laurent
# > 10ppg 3.7
Avg Home Att. 5021
Team PPG 75
Team PAPG 71.3
20+ pt wins 3.1
20+pt losses 0.9
High Scorer (Points) Single Game (#) 35.4
High (Player) Points one game (name) Pip
High (team) points one game 95.5
High (team) Points allowed one game 90.7
Low (team) points one game 60.2
Low (team) points allowed one game 53.5
Conference Finish 4
Didn’t we just score 104? that 95.5 doesn’t fit...

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Re: 2018-2019 Prediciton Thread

Post by km109 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:12 pm

Would be thrilled to see 5,021 average attendance. Not much in out of conference schedule to drive fans through the doors.

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Re: 2018-2019 Prediciton Thread

Post by 69MG » Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:01 pm

5,021 is very optimistic, even if the team does well. That's a quantum leap. If I could revise 1 item in my predictions it would be high scorer in a single game. With the balance we have I'm not sure Pip will hit 39.

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Re: 2018-2019 Prediciton Thread

Post by uz2b-len » Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:08 pm

I think there will be at least 1 game where Pip puts the team on his back. He may not make it to 39 but he'll be up in the 30's.
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Re: 2018-2019 Prediciton Thread

Post by eldonabe » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:41 am

If Umass wins 9 or 10 in the non conference - I think they can attract some more students to games: HOWEVER, they have a gauntlet out of the gate in the A-10 conference schedule. They could go 2-6 as easily as 6-2. If they get out of that stretch 5-3 or so, they will have a great chance at a top 3 in the league and as we all know everybody loves a winner in Amherst - that bandwagon will fill up quickly.
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Re: 2018-2019 Prediciton Thread

Post by McKinney » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:43 pm

eldonabe wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:41 am
as we all know everybody loves a winner in Amherst - that bandwagon will fill up quickly.
Everybody loves a winner all around the world. Is there even a large fanbase anywhere for a team that is perennially mediocre?
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Re: 2018-2019 Prediciton Thread

Post by eldonabe » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:55 pm

McKinney wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:43 pm
eldonabe wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:41 am
as we all know everybody loves a winner in Amherst - that bandwagon will fill up quickly.
Everybody loves a winner all around the world. Is there even a large fanbase anywhere for a team that is perennially mediocre?

Yes - Dayton.....

I know they were Ok for a few years, but on the whole - a full barn and an average team.
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