Jimmy V vs. Herd That - 7/5/20 TBT Basketball Picks and Prediction

Jimmy V vs. Herd That - 7/5/20 TBT Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports


Sunday, July 5th, 2:00 PM EST

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UPDATE: Playing for Jimmy V will not be participating in TBT 2020 after a team member tested positive for COVID-19. The team will be replaced by Peoria All-Stars, and they will take on Herd That. A new preview will be written for that game, so please refer to that preview. 

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Jimmy V and Herd That will meet in the first round of TBT (The Basketball Tournament). Jimmy V is the 10th seed in the tournament, while Herd That is the 23rd seed. This game will be played on Sunday, July 5th at 2:00 PM EST. The game will be televised on ESPN and the winner of the game will play The Money Team in the second round. 

Jimmy V has some solid former-NBA talent on the roster, most notably former OKC Thunder Hasheem Thabeet. Jimmy V was an honorable man, basketball coach, and hero to many; therefore, "Jimmy V" the TBT team will be playing for his legacy, and his charitable cause "The Jimmy V Foundation". Other notable talents on the team include Josh Perkins (former Charlotte Hornet), Haywood Highsmith (former Philadelphia 76er), and Marques Towne (former Loyola-Chicago player during the Final Four run). 

Herd That is of course the Marshall Thundering Herd alumni team, which is a new team in TBT. Ot Elmore is the GM for Herd That, as he has big aspirations for his alma mater, a team that can flat out score. Herd That features Marshall stars Jon Elmore and C.J. Burks, two guys that can run the court and score at amazing paces. Look out for Herd That using a very up-tempo offense, as this team will have to depend on its offense if it stands a chance in this tournament. Herd That may be the 23rd seed, but the minute Jimmy V underestimates the Herd, it is over. 

This will be one of the more exciting matchups in the first two days of TBT 2020, as both teams are very special. I like Herd That is going to keep the game virtually close in the beginning thanks to its high-flying offense. As the game carries on, I think Jimmy V's experience will shine through, as I see them winning this game. The betting lines for this one are a Pick Em', therefore there is no number to lay against the spread. I will take Jimmy V on the Pick Em' line in this game. 

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.