Ayaz had the choice of any team he wanted, and he chose to pick the team that sweeped his squad last week. The biggest x-factor in this matchup is Ayaz himself. He wasn't available last week, and the team felt his absence. But don't ignore what SnS did regardless - a game of 857 and a game of 786. Their confidence has to be tops in the league as they've shot up to 4th in the standings. The subplot of this match up is SnS has a LOT more to play for in this match-up. Assuming they get (expected) help from the Pin Smackers, they will control their own destiny of moving all the way up to #3. While Pin Pals have a bye all but locked up. SnS FINALLY gets the kiss of death as I predict Strikes 'n' Spares to win 2 games and the total pins.
Force vs. Asian Sensation
The 2 teams that didn't get to choose their match-up. Two teams with a lot to play for these last two weeks. Force can actually move to the 5th spot by taking 2 out of 3 (plus total pins), while Asian Sensation can make another run at 4th and bury Force by taking 2 out of 3 (plus total pins). Asian Sensation was missing their spark players in Jin and Amin. But Force was also missing two guys as well in Alan and Bobby. Last week, Force swept, and no game was that close, with Force winning by an average of 100+ pins. Predicting Force to win 2 games and the total pins.
Pin Smackers vs. Strike Kings
We've been questioning the depth of the Strike Kings all season. With Jason being out this week, we know they will be thin. It is going to take a consistent high effort from Arshad the others to compete with the Pin Smackers. It's also going to take a huge effort from Don as well. As for the Pin Smackers, they are eyeing that #1 seed and Adam wasted zero time picking the strike kings. With Eugene due for a bounce back week, Sony continuing to get better, Abhi being Abhi, and Adam starting to figure it out, expect Pin Smackers to sweep all 3 games.