By Eric Sidewater

This week’s previews are presented by: BTX Global

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The first ever Legacy Leagues Podcast: Sam Leventhal and Joe Catapano take you through the changes in the league from the Summer to the Fall, and get you caught up to the midway point of the Legacy Leagues season.

8PM: THE BROTHERHOOD (6-0) vs SPORTSLOOK (5-1)

The two teams atop the standings face off in the East Coast Garage Doors Game of the Week. This highly anticipated matchup is a rematch of the championship from last season, in which the Brotherhood were crowned champs. Since then, the Brotherhood are yet to lose a Legacy Leagues game and have looked as dominant as ever, especially since the return of the reigning-MVP Michael Davis. Bryan Acevedo has dropped to ninth in the league in scoring, and Sportslook will need a great game from him to compete with the champs.

Players to watch: Bryan Acevedo (Sportslook), Russ Payton (The Brotherhood)

  • Acevedo: 20.7 PPG, 17-for-54 from three
  •  Payton: 33.4 PPG, 76.9 percent shooting

Potential Breakout Players:  Scott Corchard (Sportslook), Michael Davis (The Brotherhood)

  •  Corchard: 20 points, 5 steals last week
  •  Davis: Only player averaging double-digit assists per game (10.0)

Legacy Leagues Predictions:

Will: The Brotherhood

Tyler: The Brotherhood

Eric: The Brotherhood

Ian: The Brotherhood

 

8PM: THE KEKAMBAS (2-4) vs CEREAL KILLERS (2-4)

Two 2-4 teams square off, but they started the season at opposite ends of the power rankings. Since opening up 2-0, the Cereal Killers have now dropped four straight and are in desperate need for a lead guard. The Kekambas have been better since the arrival of Chris Aaron, but still struggle on the offensive end. This is a big game in determining playoff seeding.

Players to watch: Chris Aaron (Kekambas), Will Hudson (Cereal Killers)

  • Aaron: 15.0 PPG, 12-for-16 from the free throw line on the season
  • Hudson: 14.7 PPG on 57.9 percent from field

Potential Breakout Players: Aaron McAlpine (Kekambas), Michael Masciola (Cereal Killers)

  • McAlpine: 10.5 PPG, 15-for-51 from three
  • Masciola: 12.7 PPG, 21-for-27 from the free throw line on the season

Legacy Leagues Predictions:

Will: Cereal Killers

Tyler: Cereal Killers

Eric: Cereal Killers

Ian: Cereal Killers

 

9PM: TEMPTATIONS (4-2) vs BLOOD, SWEAT & BEERS (4-2)

The Temptations look to get back on track after a heartbreaking 3-point loss to No Limit last week. Erik Silva continues to be a force in the paint, coupled with the supreme scoring talent of Carmine Santorelli. They look mortal without his brother Nick. Blood, Sweat, And Beers also suffered a loss, but in a form of a blowout, to Run TMC, who won by 36 points in a foul-fest.  

Players to watch: Carmine Santorelli (Temptations), John Brolet (BS&B)

  • Santorelli: 29.3 PPG on 60.0 percent shooting on the season
  • Brolet: 9.3 PPG, 6.8 RPG this season

Potential Breakout Players: Erik Silva (Temptations), Cody Dileonardo (BS&B)

  • Silva: 18.7 PPG on 74.2 percent from field this season
  • Dileonardo: 15 points on 7-for-12 shooting last week

Legacy Leagues Predictions:

Will: Temptations

Tyler: Temptations

Eric: Temptations

Ian: Temptations

 

9PM: GOON SQUAD (5-1) vs ONE TIME (0-6)

Goon Squad took care of business last week against the Air Ballers to extend their win streak to three games. Led by Matt Marconi, this scrappy defensive squad has played toe-to-toe with every opponent thus far. One Time is one of two teams yet to win a game, as they fell to the Titans last week in a closely contested battle, and Mike Cody continues to be the lone offensive threat.

Players to watch:  Matt Marconi (Goon Squad), Mike Cody (One Time)

  • Marconi: 21.7 PPG on 51.5 percent shooting this season
  • Cody: 22.6 PPG on 54.5 percent shooting from the field this season

Potential Breakout Players: Brandon Massaro (Goon Squad), Kyle Murphy (One Time)

  • Massaro: 13 points, 3-for-6 from three last week
  • Murphy: 7.7 PPG, 2-for-20 from three this season

Legacy Leagues Predictions:

Will: Goon Squad

Tyler: Goon Squad

Eric: Goon Squad

Ian: Goon Squad

 

10PM: TITANS (1-5) vs AIR BALLERS (0-6)

Presumably, this will be the last chance for the Air Ballers to get a win on the season, as they take on No Limit and Sportslook in the final two weeks. They will face a Titans team coming off their first victory of the season. The Echols’ brothers are the booming voices directing the Titans squad, as Jaylon Smalls continues to be the lone talent misplaced on a disoriented Air Ballers team.

Players to watch: Steven Echols (Titans) , Jaylon Smalls (Air Ballers)

  • Echols: 11.0 PPG, 5.0 RPG this season
  • Smalls: 19.3 PPG, 8.7 RPG this season

Potential Breakout Players: Ty Drish (Titans), Pablo Rosa (Air Ballers)

  • Drish: 12 points, 6 rebounds last week
  • Rosa: 8 points, 5 rebounds last week

Legacy Leagues Predictions:

Will: Air Ballers

Tyler: Titans

Eric: Titans

Ian: Titans

 

10PM: RUN TMC (2-4) vs NO LIMIT (5-1)

After losing their first four games in bizarre fashion, Run TMC has reeled off two straight wins as they go into a huge matchup against No Limit. The addition of Reggie Stewart has changed things for the Run TMC squad who desperately needed a point guard. As we know, No Limit has rolled to a 5-1 record on the merit of the big three (who can light up from 3), consisting of Tarell Vargas, Howie Miller, and John Rullan.

Players to watch: Reggie Stewart (Run TMC), Tarell Vargas (No Limit)

  • Stewart: 17.0 PPG on 59.3 percent shooting this season
  • Vargas: 22.0 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 5.0 APG this season

Potential Breakout Players:  Matt Zocco (Run TMC), Ronte Byrd (No Limit)

  • Zocco: 10.0 PPG, 20-for-74 from three on the season
  • Byrd: 10.5 PPG, 4.5 RPG this season

Legacy Leagues Predictions:

Will: No Limit

Tyler: No Limit

Eric: No Limit

Ian: Run TMC