Those that read GT last week and saw that good looking guy on the front cover using the new SBX betting system with cell phone in right hand, the question remains: Why are you allowed to use cell phones while making bets using a system tied directly into the lines at Bally’s sports book, yet can’t use the phone in the book?
Is there a difference? Talk about stupid!
Several notes on horse racing contests ”” Coast Casinos have extended their free $2,000 contest thru April 16. It is held Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays at So. Cal tracks but will be dark March 24-26. The contest involves the first five races, with points awarded for win, place and show. Customers can play at Barbary Coast, The Orleans, Gold Coast and Suncoast.
There is also a Twin quinella progressive jackpot at the Golden Nugget properties in Las Vegas and Laughlin. Just $2 will get you in the running for the jackpot, which starts at $5,000 this Wednesday. The pot continues to grow until a lucky bettor hits twin quins in two designated races.
After the first jackpot is won, the new progressive is guaranteed to start at $1,000 minimum pool.
Saber’s Slam Dunks
Wednesday, March 3
Ga Tech (+13) at Duke: The Blue Devils won in Atlanta as a 2Â½-point favorite, 82-74. Duke gets the Tar Heels in three days. Last regular season game for Yellow Jackets. GA TECH.
Missouri (+4) at Texas Tech: Mizzu has been just a so-so road dog. The Red Raiders have been a win machine in Lubbock with only a one-point setback to the Longhorns. TEXAS TECH.
Thursday, March 4
G’town (+10) at Notre Dame: I was confused on the Irish schedule last week, you know what happens when people keep bugging you, phone ringing and all that. I will still take the points. G’TOWN.
Cincinnati (—4) at DePaul. Bearcats blew the Blue Demons out of Shoemaker Center in first meeting, 90-65. DePaul is on NCAA bubble and will be all out for some revenge. DEPAUL.
Saturday, March 6
Louisville (—2) at Marquette: Golden Eagles went into Louisville and won by seven as a 15- point dog. Last regular season game for both. Look for Pitino and crew to get revenge. LOUISVILLE.
NC State (+7) at Wake Forest: Wolfpack won in Raleigh by five as a two point favorite. State has been a very good road dog in this super conference. Must take points. NC STATE
Villanova (+14) at Pittsburgh: Home Panthers off tough road game at Providence. Wildcats still on the fence, but catch Pitt in good spot. VILLANOVA.
Xavier (+1) at Temple: Musketeers on bubble and in must win situation. XAVIER.
Memphis (+8) at Cincinnati: Battle royal in C-USA. This could be for all the marbles and looks like all out war. Must take the points in a game that will go down to the wire. MEMPHIS.
BYU (+2) at UNLV: Rebs playing better ball of late and see some light at the end of the tunnel. Look for them to get revenge from 64-61 loss in Provo. UNLV.
UCLA (+9) at Oregon: This probably looked like a good game when they made the TV schedule. Ducks won in LA by seven. Look for Bruins to hang close in final regular season game. UCLA.
N.Carolina (+12) at Duke: Blue Devils were pushed at Chapel Hill, pulling out two-point win. Tar Heels look to give their all here. Take the points. UNC.
Sunday, March 7
Florida (+5) at Kentucky: Gators looking for revenge from home loss as four-point favorite in Gainesville. Should turn things around in Lexington. FLORIDA.
UConn (—5) at Syracuse: Great effort by the Orangemen at Pitt, but don’t see them sneaking up on the Huskies. UConn crushed the Orange in first meeting. Don’t see revenge factor here. UCONN.
Kansas (+1) at Missouri: Tigers get revenge in Columbia. MIZZU.
Arizona St (+14) at Arizona. Just can’t back Sun Devils even though Wildcats are shorthanded. ARIZONA.
Last week: 10-8-3