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Fearless Predictions: Week 4

By Ray Johnson, 01/02/18, 8:45AM CST

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Rock Pile takes on Birdie's Revenge in the Game of the Week.


Rock Pile forward and captain Brian Hoffman (left) take on Birdie's Revenge, led by captain and forward Roc Rogers, in the Game of the Week.

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Mpls. Scrubs (3-0) vs. Falcons (0-3)

The Scrubs have the second best scoring duo in the league out of all the players with at least two games played: Jameel Staten and DeAndre Townsend. These two average 48 points per game and have their team sitting at 3-0.

The good news for the Falcons is that star shooter Derek Scully showed up to play and played well. The not so good news is they had other guys out and fell to 0-3 on the season. This isn't the Falcons team from previous years. They need to find an identity fast.

The Scrubs are undefeated and the Falcons are winless. This game should be closer than the records indicate, but the Scrubs have a big edge.

Scrubs by 9


Hybrid Nation (0-3) vs. Green Wave (0-3)

Hybrid Nation has a nice run and gun style. When big man A.J. Wilson plays this team looks like a pretty good high scoring team. When he doesn't they still can score, but they lack size to compete with the league’s elite.

Last week, I called out Green Wave captain Origin Spencer for not bringing in a true point guard into the season. This week he responded with Triple Double veteran Tyrell Sledge. Yeah, he's a little banged up, but he can run a team with the best of them.

This has to be the best 0-3 matchup in TD history, as both teams have talent. I think Hybrid Nation can put the ball in the hoop at a higher clip, though.

Hybrid Nation by 6


Crowd Pleasers (1-2) vs. Self Made (2-1)

The Crowd Pleasers are having an odd roller coaster season. In Week 1 they blew a 20 point lead and loss. In Week 2 they overcame a 22-point lead and won. In Week 3 they got blown out by 30 points. That's a pretty weird start. I have no idea who this team is yet.

Self Made showed the Scrubs they aren't pushovers, played hard and kept the score close until the final minutes. Yes, they lost (65-54), but they played tough and didn't give up. This kind of performance is a confident boost going forward.

The Crowd Pleasers can easily win this game. Their bigger and have more chemistry as a complete team. Self Made knows what it takes to get victories in TD, though. They'll never let a big lead slip.

Self Made by 5


Birdie’s Revenge (3-0) vs. Rock Pile (2-1)

Birdie’s Revenge pounded a good Crowd Pleasers team by 30 points! This team is dangerous and has plenty of depth. They’re the only team in the league with six guys averaging double digits in points.

The Rock Pile handled the Green Wave easily last week. This is the type of team that's going to go unnoticed until the end of the season when they're on the top half of the rankings. They have a great balance of guards and big men. They also recorded 24 assists and shot 12-for-22 from three-point range last week.

This is a juggernaut game between two of the league’s elite. It can go either way and I wouldn't be surprised if the Pile came out on top. However, Birdie’s Revenge is too balanced and experienced for me to go against.

Birdie’s Revenge by 7


D.O.A. (3-0) vs. All4One (2-1)

Akeem Cubie and Roosevelt Scott are the league’s highest scoring duo, with 52.3 points per game. These two are incredibly athletic and can shoot well. Captain DeAnthony Taylor is putting up just over 17 points a night in his own right.

All4One had stepped up big the last two games. Last game Derrick Smith led them in scoring with 25 points. Freddie Burron led in assists with eight and Marquis Jordan in blocks with three. Kevin Thompson is finally getting the help he needs. He recorded 23 points and 10 rebounds in his efforts.

D.O.A. has two Kevin Thompson caliber players on one team. They also arguably have three of the best four players in the game. All4One should be there until the end, though.

D.O.A. by 4


Savages (1-2) vs. Omar’s Tires (1-2)

The good news for the Savages is point guard Darnell Adams showed up and scored 29 points with ease. The bad news is Will Leftridge and Shane Bosek, their star bigs, were absent. They can't win without them. The league is too big now.

Omar's Tires finally has a complete team. Their new twin towers Scott Roehl and Oto Oseneik combined for 40 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists. What an impressive debut.

Especially since they aren't even the first two options on the team. Guards Paris Kyles and Brensley Haywood combined for 43 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists to keep pace.

Omar Tire’s are rolling, but if the Savages are back to full strength this game will be close. I still can't go against Omar’s Tires, based on the way they played last week.

Omar’s Tires by 8