Overseas Elite vs Armored Athlete - 7/9/20 - TBT Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Thursday, July 9th, 4:00 PM EST
Overseas Elite -6.5 - Armored Athlete +6.5 O/U: 157.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Overseas Elite and Armored Athlete will meet in the second round of TBT 2020. This game is scheduled for a 4:00 PM EST start time and it will be televised on ESPN. Overseas Elite is the #2 seed in the tournament, while Armored Athlete is the #15 seed.
What can be said about Overseas Elite? This team has won four TBT championships, the most by any team. Overseas Elite got stronger this year, as the team added former NBA talent in Joe Johnson and Pooh Jeter. This team was my favorite to win the entire tournament for the fifth time, and now that Carmen's Crew was eliminated in the second round, Overseas Elite becomes the new seeded favorite as well. This team is tough from top to bottom of its lineup, as it can muscle in the paint, as well as shoot the three-ball at great rates. Overseas Elite should be ready to go right out of the gates, as this team rarely has problems when it comes to rust.
Armored Athlete was able to defeat Power of the Paw, 98-91 in an absolute scoring fest. Armored Athlete was red hot from behind the three-point line, which proved to be crucial for its success. There is no way that Armored Athlete can allow 91 points and stand a chance against Overseas Elite, so the defense will have to improve if this #15 seed wants to pull off one of the biggest upsets in the history of this tournament. As stated before, this Armored Athlete team has played in TBT many times before. This is not the team's first rodeo, so do not expect Armored Athlete to expect a one and done this year.
With all of this being said, I have to take Overseas Elite to win this game and it win it quite comfortably. Armored Athlete played great in the first round, but Overseas Elite is an entirely different beast. I expect Pooh Jeter and Joe Johnson to be more than enough for Overseas Elite to earn its first win in TBT 2020. As always, good luck and enjoy live basketball!