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Fearless Predictions: Week 12

By Ray Johnson, 02/20/17, 3:00PM CST

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The Scrubs can lock up the No. 1 playoff seed with a win over the Falcons Tuesday night and with losses by All4One and the Savages.


Vince Grier (left) and the Scrubs will try to lock up the No. 1 seed and regular season Championship when they take on Carl Hipp and the Falcons Tuesday night in the Game of the Week.

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Flight Squad (5-7) vs. Rams (6-6)

Flight Squad entered their game against All4One last week tied for 7th place in the standings with a chance to move up to .500 for the first time all year. Unfortunately, their two best players, Rico Gunn and the league’s leading scorer Demetrius Martin didn't show up and they got blown out. They'll need to win their last two games to have a shot at the playoffs.

The Rams got a favorable bye week having to play The Family this late in the season. The game resulted in a 50-point blowout as The Family only suited up four guys for the second consecutive game. The Rams are now 6-6 and knocking on the door of a playoff berth.

This matchup will have a playoff feel as neither team can afford to lose another game. In the end, I believe Flight Squad needs it more and will play that way.

Flight Squad by 5


Outlawz (7-5) vs. The Family (0-12)

The Outlawz have lost four straight, after they dropped another one to Omar's Tires last week. This team is flat out struggling in this second half of the season. Luckily they have a bye week against the winless Family this week.

The Family gets a 'E' for effort for not giving up on this winless season. Even if half the team quit weeks ago and they only have had four players battling it out in each of their last two games. Their opponents appreciate traveling to the game and not playing because of a forfeit has taken place.

The crazy thing is The Family could actually win this game if they have five guys. But they probably won’t. The Outlawz need to win this game by at least 40 points, or it’s considered another loss in the books (sarcasm).

Outlawz by 25


Scrubs (9-3) vs. Falcons (8-4)

The Scrubs got their revenge against the Savages with a 84-70 victory last week. The Savages weren't at full strength, missing star guard David Hicks, but the Scrubs been missing guys all year and still winning. I still believe the Scrubs want the Savages in the playoffs in a series at full strength and no excuses, and I, for one, would love to see that. The win put the Scrubs in first place and in the driver seat to finish with No. 1 seed in the playoffs.

The Falcons were without big man Carl Hipp for the first time this season last week and we seen how his presence is so vital to their success. The Falcons were one-and-done on too many possessions and they had no solid rebounder in their 85-77 loss to All4One. They'll be looking to regain their rhythm and fight for first place tonight.

The Scrubs beat the Falcons convincingly in Week 4 without one of their stars, Vincent Grier. The Falcons will be looking to make statement this time around, but I’m not too confident about them right now.

Scrubs by 7


All4One (8-4) vs. IAD (4-8)

All4One took advantage of two teams playing without their best player. In the first game it was The Flight Squad not playing with their two best players (Martin and Gunn) and in the second it was the Falcons playing without Hipp. To their credit, they did what they were suppose to do and crushed both teams, climbed up in the standings and even bumped up there stats. Good job, All4One.

IAD had a chance to bump themselves up and be in good shape to earn that final playoff spot, but instead they dropped two straight games. They'll be in a dogfight the rest of the way with the Flight Squad, Heat and Rams for the final two playoff spots.

IAD needs this win more, but they'll find a way to blow it.

All4One by 10


South Beach Heat (4-8) vs. The Family (0-12)

The Heat will face off against a Family team that will be on the second game of a doubleheader and their final game of the season. A win shouldn’t get much easier for the Heat, but on the flip side The Family could play their hardest of the year in their last chance for a win.

The second game of their back-to-back and the final game of the season for The Family. This could come down to their final chance for a win. They'll either be tired or determined. We shall see.

The Heat will win because The Family hasn't won all season.

Heat by 15


Omar’s Tires (6-6) vs. Savages (8-4)

Omar’s Tires continue to roll and has amazingly climbed up to .500 at 6-6. Weeks ago they were 0-5. Very impressive. These guys are big and talented. They're keying in on a top-five finish.

The Savages dropped another game after their grudge match against the Scrubs. They were without Dave Hicks and will argue that was a big reason for the loss. They're still a top-three team and no reason to be on panic mode.

This will be a good matchup between these two teams. I have no clue who will win it.

Omar's Tires by 1