Peoria All-Stars vs Herd That -7/5/20 TBT Basketball Picks and Prediction

Peoria All-Stars vs Herd That -7/5/20 TBT Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

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Peoria All-Stars and Herd That will meet in the First Round of TBT 2020 (The basketball tournament). Peoria All-Stars will be the 10th seed in the tournament, while Herd That will be the 23rd seed. This game is scheduled for a 2:00 PM EST start time and the game will be televised on ESPN. 

Peoria All-Stars is the newest 'fill-in' team that will be put as the 10th seed in TBT 2020. The original 10 seed in TBT 2020 was Best Virginia, but COVID-19 forced them to be removed from the tournament. Then, "Playing for Jimmy V" was set to take on Herd That, but unfortunately, the same issue occurred, and now we are on our third 10th seed in Peoria All-Stars. There are no notable names on this roster that I know of, as more information about the team will be released closer to tip-off. The TBT website states "Peoria All-Stars return to TBT for their fourth straight summer", so they do have some experience in the tournament. Last season, Peoria All-Stars were eliminated in the first round of the tournament by Team KBC, 94-82. 

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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 they will be the favorite in this game, as the 10th seed they are playing did not make the original field of 24. 

I love Herd That in this spot just because of the uncertainty Peoria All-Stars has had these past few days. Imagine you are a member of a team that you do not expect will get to play, and then only TWO days before the tournament, you find out you are playing. These mental and physical battles are why I have to take Herd That, a team that has practiced and prepared for quite some time to play in this first-round game. Nothing against Peoria All-Stars, but they will have the toughest road ahead of them in TBT 2020. 

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

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