Picks and Predictions

USA vs Belgium World Cup Round of 16 Pick

The USA have now qualified for the Round of 16 single-elimination phase of the World Cup for the 4th time ever (all in the last 20 years). Though they finished group play with a sinking 1-0 loss to Germany, their prior performances against Ghana and Portugal earned them the points necessary to move forward.

USA vs Germany World Cup Game 3 Pick

USA’s last match vs Portugal has become what many are calling the most exciting match of the World Cup tournament so far. After falling behind early on a bad defensive miscue, USA rallied back in the 2nd half for a powerful 2-1 lead. They controlled the entire field for 85 out of the 90 minutes of regulation time. And only in the last 30 seconds of extra time did they let the game slip away.

Mexico vs Croatia World Cup Game 3 Pick

Set to be one of the exciting final matches of World Cup round-robin play, Mexico vs Croatia is not an easy game to pick. Both teams have sleeper potential and have exhibited the ability to play with the best in the world.

USA vs Portugal World Cup Game 2 Pick

Coming off of a thrilling opening game 2-1 victory over Ghana, the US National Soccer team is in position to virtually lock up a seat in Round 2 of the World Cup. A win over Portugal would provide the US with 6 points in their group, and a likely German victory over Ghana would put the US (and Germany) into the 2nd round.

Heat at Spurs Game 5 Pick

After a second consecutive embarrassing loss at home in the NBA Finals in which the Miami Heat never had much of a chance, the Heat have entered uncharted territory.

Having lost back-to-back postseason games for the first time since the 2012 Eastern Conference finals, the Heat find themselves on the verge of elimination after losing Game 4 of the NBA Finals to the San Antonio Spurs.

Spurs at Heat Game 4 Pick

In Game 3 of the NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs made 19 of its first 21 shots and shot a finals-record 75.8 percent in the first half. That’s all that was needed en route to their 111-92 victory over the Miami Heat.

Now, up 2-1 over the two-time defending NBA champions, the Spurs find themselves in the same position they were in just one year ago, after a 36-point victory in Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals. The Spurs are well aware how the rest of that series played out.

Spurs at Heat Game 3 Pick

Neither leg cramps nor the San Antonio Spurs was stopping LeBron James from an immortal performance during Game 2 of the 2014 NBA Finals.

After making headlines for his self-imposed exit during the fourth quarter of Game 1, James silenced his critics with an awe-inspiring performance that sent his team back to Miami with the NBA Finals tied at one game apiece following a 98-96 victory over the Spurs on Sunday at AT&T Center.

Heat at Spurs Game 2 Pick

The Heat, in more ways than one, were no match for the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals.

Overcoming 22 turnovers and sweltering temperatures, the Spurs extended their NBA-record to eight straight home playoff wins by 15 or more points with a 110-95 victory over the Miami Heat.

Heat at Spurs Game 1 Pick

The San Antonio Spurs are certainly ready for their “Drive for Five”. Apparently, Tony Parker is too.

Averaging 17.2 points and 4.9 assists per game during the postseason, leading San Antonio in both categories, Parker’s health has been one of the issues surrounding the Spurs heading into the NBA Finals.

Heat vs Spurs – Series Preview & Pick

For the first time since Michael Jordan’s Bulls defeated the Utah Jazz in 1997 and 1998, a pair of teams will face off in back to back NBA Finals. Players will be looking to add to their legacies, and basketball will be on center stage as the NBA’s best collide.

As the Spurs look to exact revenge on the Heat, the Heat are looking to put their stamp on the basketball world as the NBA’s next dynasty. For 12 months, we wanted a rematch. Now, the wait is finally over.