cnotes Posts:24493 Followers:32
On 12/02/2013 05:00 PM in NCAA Basketball

Cnotes December's CBB NEWS-NOTES-POD'S !

Preview: Gators (6-1) at Huskies (7-0)

Date: December 02, 2013 7:00 PM EDT


Connecticut and Florida have needed some luck to post the records they've compiled entering Monday night's matchup in Storrs.

The 12th-ranked Huskies' inability to keep teams off the offensive glass, though, could finally end up costing them against the No. 15 Gators.

After scraping by Boston College and Indiana by a combined three points to win the 2K Sports Classic, Connecticut (7-0) claimed a largely unimpressive 76-66 home victory over Loyola, Md. on Tuesday. The Huskies seemingly had a chance to blow things open against the Greyhounds, grabbing a 23-9 lead with less than eight minutes to play in the first half, but Loyola trimmed the deficit to eight by halftime.

"We get up 15 points and then we give the lead up again," coach Kevin Ollie said. "I want to get up 15 points and then I want to go up 25. I don't want to go back down to five. And that's the way we've been playing in some of these games and great teams don't do that."

Rebounding could be a big concern for UConn moving forward. Ollie's club has been outrebounded in three straight games and is allowing an average of 14.7 offensive rebounds on the season, one of the country's highest rates. The Huskies surrendered 20 to Loyola - which had totaled just 12 over its previous two games.

That doesn't bode well for facing the Gators, who have outrebounded each of their last five opponents while averaging 14.0 offensive boards.

Florida (6-1) began a challenging four-game stretch with a 67-66 home victory over Florida State on Friday. The Seminoles' half-court shot at the buzzer barely missed the mark after Dorian Finney-Smith knocked down the second of two free throws to put the Gators ahead with 1.3 seconds left.

Like UConn, Florida also could have won more comfortably after holding an eight-point edge with three minutes left.

Finney-Smith's game-winning opportunity at the line was set up when he was fouled after grabbing the Gators' season-high 20th offensive rebound.

"I thought that was the difference in the game," coach Billy Donovan said.

After dealing with the Huskies, Florida will host No. 6 Kansas next Tuesday prior to traveling to New York to meet No. 16 Memphis in the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 17.

The Huskies could need another big performance from junior forward DeAndre Daniels against the Gators' strong front line. Daniels scored 18 of his 21 points and gathered all eight of his rebounds in the second half against Loyola.

He's averaging 18.8 points on 52.8 percent shooting over his last four games after shooting 33.3 percent and averaging 6.3 points in his first three contests.

Florida has been led offensively by senior forward Casey Prather, who is averaging 19.1 points after entering the season with a 3.1 career scoring average.

The Gators won the only previous meeting, 69-60 in overtime in the 1994 regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament. Ollie was on that UConn team.

Florida has lost its last four non-conference road games against ranked opponents.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24493 Followers:32
12/02/2013 05:01 PM

Preview: Tigers (4-1) at Cyclones (5-0)

Date: December 02, 2013 7:00 PM EDT


Iowa State has opened some eyes on the way to its highest ranking in 13 years, while Auburn is off to a far less impressive start heading into the Big 12-SEC Challenge.

Returning to action following a week off, the 17th-ranked Cyclones look to continue their dominance at home Monday night when they take on the Tigers.

Following victories over then-No. 7 Michigan and at BYU, Iowa State (5-0) cruised to a 110-51 win over Missouri-Kansas City last Monday in its first home game as a ranked team in eight years.

The Cyclones, who haven't been ranked as high as 17th since the 2000-01 season, recorded their highest point total in 15 years en route to the sixth-largest victory in program history.

'The great teams do it every night," coach Fred Hoiberg said. "You can't have off days, and that includes practice. I give our guys a lot of credit. They're coming to work every day.'

DeAndre Kane had 20 points and eight rebounds and Sherron Dorsey-Walker added 17 points for Iowa State, which used a 27-0 first-half run to pull away from the Kangaroos.

Kane is on a roll heading into this contest, totaling 41 points on 15 of 22 shooting and 19 rebounds in his last two. The senior transfer from Marshall has averaged 16.4 points, 8.4 boards and 4.8 assists.

The Cyclones rank second among Big 12 teams with 90.4 points per game and a 51.1 field-goal percentage. They're also the only team in the league with six players averaging double-figures.

"We share the ball," Kane said after his team's third win by at least 30 points. "We've got a lot of guys that can score, a lot of guys that can rebound. But it all starts with defense.'

Iowa State has held three opponents under 30 percent shooting on the way to a Big 12-leading 35.2 opponent field-goal percentage.

The Cyclones hope to continue that trend as they seek their 39th win in 42 home games and 18th straight in Ames against a non-conference opponent.

The Tigers (4-1) received a scare from winless Tennessee State on Tuesday when they narrowly escaped with a 78-73 victory.

Chris Denson, averaging an SEC-best 20.8 points, had all of his 17 in the second half, while Tahj Shamsid-Deen chipped in with 16 and KT Harrell added 14.

Denson and Harrell lead the Tigers into their first road contest, averaging a combined 38.2 of the team's 79.8 points per game.

"That's why you have veteran players, to lean on when you go into environments that we are going to see going to Iowa State, coach Tony Barbee said. "It's an opportunity and it is going to be a challenge. They have a very good team, and that's a hard place to play."

The Tigers will have to tighten things up defensively after allowing Murray State and Tennessee State to shoot a combined 50.5 percent in recent single-digit wins. They also gave up 111 points in a 19-point loss to Northwestern State on Nov. 15.

This is the first meeting since Iowa State's 79-60 win in the second round of the 2000 NCAA tournament. Auburn took the only other matchup, 89-87, on Dec. 29, 1986, in El Paso, Texas.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24493 Followers:32
12/02/2013 05:03 PM

NCAAB
Dunkel

Florida at Connecticut
The Gators travel to Connecticut tonight to face a Huskies team that is 8-14 ATS in its last 22 non-conference games. Florida is the pick (+5 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Huskies favored by only 1 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Florida (+5 1/2). Here are all of today's games.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2

Game 711-712: Florida at Connecticut (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Florida 70.528; Connecticut 71.878
Dunkel Line: Connecticut by 1 1/2
Vegas Line: Connecticut by 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Florida (+5 1/2)

Game 713-714: Auburn at Iowa State (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Auburn 53.287; Iowa State 79.953
Dunkel Line: Iowa State by 26 1/2
Vegas Line: Iowa State by 18 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Iowa State (-18 1/2)

Game 715-716: Western Kentucky at Bowling Green (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Western Kentucky 54.539; Bowling Green 50.530
Dunkel Line: Western Kentucky by 4
Vegas Line: Western Kentucky by 1
Dunkel Pick: Western Kentucky (-1)

Game 717-718: Vanderbilt at Texas (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Vanderbilt 61.373; Texas 65.827
Dunkel Line: Texas by 4 1/2
Vegas Line: Texas by 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Vanderbilt (+7 1/2)

Game 719-720: UC-Irvine at California (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: UC-Irvine 59.737; California 70.141
Dunkel Line: California by 10 1/2
Vegas Line: California by 7
Dunkel Pick: California (-7)

Game 721-722: Loyola Marymount at UC-Riverside (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Loyola Marymount 53.380; UC-Riverside 47.759
Dunkel Line: Loyola Marymount by 5 1/2
Vegas Line: Loyola Marymount by 3
Dunkel Pick: Loyola Marymount (-3)

Game 723-724: Wright State at Morehead State (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Wright State 52.643; Morehead State 58.058
Dunkel Line: Morehead State by 5 1/2
Vegas Line: Morehead State by 3 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Morehead State (-3 1/2)

Game725-726: Chattanooga at Georgia (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Chattanooga 40.981; Georgia 62.568
Dunkel Line: Georgia by 21 1/2
Vegas Line: Georgia by 12 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Georgia (-12 1/2)

Game 727-728: Niagara at Arkansas State (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Niagara 47.637; Arkansas State 56.572
Dunkel Line: Arkansas State by 9
Vegas Line: Arkansas State by 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Arkansas State (-7 1/2)

Game 731-732: Mercer at Oklahoma (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Mercer 56.544; Oklahoma 69.491
Dunkel Line: Oklahoma by 13
Vegas Line: Oklahoma by 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Oklahoma (-7 1/2)

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24493 Followers:32
12/02/2013 05:03 PM

NCAAB
Long Sheet

Monday, December 2

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

FLORIDA (6 - 1) at CONNECTICUT (7 - 0) - 12/2/2013, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
FLORIDA is 102-73 ATS (+21.7 Units) in non-conference games since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

AUBURN (4 - 1) at IOWA ST (5 - 0) - 12/2/2013, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
IOWA ST is 39-23 ATS (+13.7 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
IOWA ST is 39-23 ATS (+13.7 Units) in all lined games over the last 3 seasons.
IOWA ST is 15-5 ATS (+9.5 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
IOWA ST is 19-9 ATS (+9.1 Units) in all home games over the last 3 seasons.
IOWA ST is 19-9 ATS (+9.1 Units) in home lined games over the last 3 seasons.
IOWA ST is 31-16 ATS (+13.4 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

W KENTUCKY (4 - 2) at BOWLING GREEN (2 - 4) - 12/2/2013, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
BOWLING GREEN is 39-22 ATS (+14.8 Units) in home games after a non-conference game since 1997.
BOWLING GREEN is 16-4 ATS (+11.6 Units) after scoring 60 points or less over the last 3 seasons.
W KENTUCKY is 11-1 ATS (+9.9 Units) against MAC opponents since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
W KENTUCKY is 1-0 against the spread versus BOWLING GREEN over the last 3 seasons
W KENTUCKY is 1-0 straight up against BOWLING GREEN over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

VANDERBILT (4 - 2) at TEXAS (6 - 1) - 12/2/2013, 9:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
VANDERBILT is 11-25 ATS (-16.5 Units) as a road underdog of 6.5 to 9 points since 1997.
VANDERBILT is 21-10 ATS (+10.0 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

UC-IRVINE (5 - 3) at CALIFORNIA (5 - 2) - 12/2/2013, 10:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
UC-IRVINE is 45-24 ATS (+18.6 Units) in December games since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
UC-IRVINE is 1-0 against the spread versus CALIFORNIA over the last 3 seasons
CALIFORNIA is 1-0 straight up against UC-IRVINE over the last 3 seasons

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT (5 - 2) at UC-RIVERSIDE (2 - 3) - 12/2/2013, 10:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT is 35-54 ATS (-24.4 Units) in December games since 1997.
LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT is 74-108 ATS (-44.8 Units) after a non-conference game since 1997.
LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT is 64-94 ATS (-39.4 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record since 1997.
LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) as a road favorite of 3 points or less or pick over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

WRIGHT ST (5 - 3) at MOREHEAD ST (6 - 3) - 12/2/2013, 7:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
WRIGHT ST is 1-0 against the spread versus MOREHEAD ST over the last 3 seasons
WRIGHT ST is 1-0 straight up against MOREHEAD ST over the last 3 seasons

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

UT-CHATTANOOGA (3 - 5) at GEORGIA (2 - 4) - 12/2/2013, 7:30 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

NIAGARA (1 - 6) at ARKANSAS ST (4 - 2) - 12/2/2013, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NIAGARA is 2-10 ATS (-9.0 Units) in road games in non-conference games over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

MERCER (5 - 3) at OKLAHOMA (5 - 1) - 12/2/2013, 9:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
OKLAHOMA is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) after allowing 80 points or more over the last 2 seasons.
MERCER is 15-4 ATS (+10.6 Units) as an underdog since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24493 Followers:32
12/02/2013 05:04 PM

NCAAB
Armadillo's Write-Up

Monday, December 2

Florida got PG Wilbekin back from suspension Friday, had 8 assists in Gators' 67-66 win over Florida State. Gators split pair of road games, losing by 6 at Wisconsin- they force turnovers 22.1% of time. UConn is 7-0, winning its three top 100 games by total of four points. Huskies are making 44.7% of their 3's. AAC home favorites are 13-8 against spread.

Auburn is 4-1, but hasn't beat anyone ranked above #250, losing by 19 at home to #181 Northwestern (La) State. Tigers made 24.7% of its 3's, and all five games were at home. Iowa State is 5-0 with couple of top 50 wins (Michigan/BYU); they're making 60% (#3 in US) shots inside arc. Cyclones' next two games are Northern Iowa/Iowa; don't look ahead!!!

Western Kentucky won its last two games with Bowling Green by seven points each; Hilltoppers are 4-2 this year despite turning ball over 25% of time (#344 in US) and making 27.8% from arc. WKU lost both of its road games, at Wichita/Marshall. Bowling Green is 1-4 vs D-I teams, are shooting 21.1% from arc, 56% from line. MAC home teams are 10-13.

Vanderbilt is 4-2, losing by 7-8 points to couple Big East teams; Vandy lost its only road game by 8 in OT at Butler. Texas is 6-1, losing by 4 on neutral floor to BYU; Longhorns are one of ten least experienced teams in country. Vandy is making 60% from foul line, Texas 61.4%- not good. Commodores blew 17-point 2nd half lead to Providence at neutral site.

Cal lost last two games on Maui after big guy Solomon scratched his eye and sat out those games; Bears won first five games, with best win over #59 Arkansas. Cal-Irvine lost by 21 at Cal in last meeting couple years ago; Anteaters are 5-3 this year collection of slugs, with all three losses by 6 or less points. Big West road underdogs are 9-14 against spread.

Cal-Riverside is 2-3, with last two losses by total of four points; UCR is turning ball over 21% of time, making 27,5% from arc, but they force tunrovers 20.4% of time, an improvement. LMU went 1-2 on their trip to Virgin Islands; they won only road game by 1 at Long Beach State. Riverside is making 61.5% from line. WCC visitors are 10-4 vs spread.

Wright State shot 65% inside arc, forced 25 turnovers, had 18-10 edge on foul line in 66-57 win over Morehead State LY; Raiders are 3-3 this year vs D-I teams, with best win over #214 Western Carolina- they turn ball over 21.1% of time, but are #6 in US,. forcing turnovers 25.6% of time. Morehead is 5-3 vs D-I teams, with no wins against top 200 teams.

Chattanooga's new coach is old VCU assistant, so they're trying to play fast; Mocs are 0-3 on road, losing by 11-2-41 points, allowing teams to make 57% inside arc, 44.1% outside it. Georgia is 2-4, but both its wins are vs SoCon teams, by 20-18 points- they also lost to SoCon kingpin Davidson. Dawgs made just 28.6% of their 3-pointers in first six games.

Niagara is 1-6 with its new coach; they scored 90+ points in three of six losses- they're 0-4 on road, losing by 11-5-19-7 points. Eagles made just 24.8% of 3's in first seven games. Arkansas State is 4-2, with no wins vs teams ranked higher than #286, but they're making 39.4% from the arc. Sun Belt home favorites are 8-2 vs spread; MAAC road dogs are 10-9

Mercer beat Valparaiso in triple OT Friday after trailing by 12 in 2nd half; they had three guys play 43+ minutes. Bears are 3-3 against D-I teams, with a double OT home win over Seton Hall. Oklahoma is 5-1, with only loss to Michigan State; Sooners are playing #9 tempo in US- they haven't finished in top 100 in country in last decade- big change.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24493 Followers:32
12/02/2013 05:05 PM

NCAAB

Monday, December 2

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Trend Report
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

7:00 PM
WRIGHT STATE vs. MOREHEAD STATE
Wright State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Wright State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Morehead State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Morehead State is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games at home

See more trends!
DECEMBER 2, 7:00 PM
LOYOLA vs. WEST VIRGINIA
No trends available
West Virginia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
West Virginia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

See more trends!
DECEMBER 2, 7:00 PM
AUBURN vs. IOWA STATE
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Auburn's last 11 games on the road
Auburn is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Iowa State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Iowa State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

See more trends!
DECEMBER 2, 7:00 PM
WESTERN KENTUCKY vs. BOWLING GREEN
Western Kentucky is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Western Kentucky is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
Bowling Green is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Bowling Green is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games

See more trends!
DECEMBER 2, 7:00 PM
BOSTON UNIVERSITY vs. QUINNIPIAC
No trends available
Quinnipiac is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Quinnipiac is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

See more trends!
DECEMBER 2, 7:00 PM
FLORIDA vs. CONNECTICUT
Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Connecticut is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Connecticut is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

See more trends!
DECEMBER 2, 7:30 PM
CHATTANOOGA vs. GEORGIA
Chattanooga is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Georgia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Georgia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

See more trends!
DECEMBER 2, 8:00 PM
UTAH VALLEY vs. SOUTH DAKOTA
Utah Valley is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
No trends available

See more trends!
DECEMBER 2, 8:00 PM
TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN vs. SIU EDWARDSVILLE
Texas-Pan American is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
SIU Edwardsville is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games

See more trends!
DECEMBER 2, 8:00 PM
ALCORN STATE vs. TROY
No trends available
Troy is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
Troy is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

See more trends!
DECEMBER 2, 8:05 PM
SPRING HILL vs. SOUTH ALABAMA
No trends available
South Alabama is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
South Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Spring Hill

See more trends!
DECEMBER 2, 8:05 PM
NIAGARA vs. ARKANSAS STATE
Niagara is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Arkansas State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Arkansas State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home

See more trends!
DECEMBER 2, 8:30 PM
MCNEESE STATE vs. SOUTHERN METHODIST
No trends available
Southern Methodist is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Southern Methodist is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

See more trends!
DECEMBER 2, 9:00 PM
BLACK HILLS ST vs. WYOMING
No trends available
Wyoming is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Wyoming is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

See more trends!
DECEMBER 2, 9:00 PM
MERCER vs. OKLAHOMA
No trends available
Oklahoma is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Oklahoma is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

See more trends!
DECEMBER 2, 9:00 PM
VANDERBILT vs. TEXAS
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vanderbilt's last 5 games on the road
Vanderbilt is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

See more trends!
DECEMBER 2, 10:00 PM
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT vs. UC RIVERSIDE
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Loyola Marymount's last 5 games on the road
Loyola Marymount is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games on the road
UC Riverside is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of UC Riverside's last 10 games at home

See more trends!
DECEMBER 2, 10:00 PM
UC DAVIS vs. SEATTLE
UC Davis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
UC Davis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Seattle is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
Seattle is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games at home

See more trends!
DECEMBER 2, 10:30 PM
UC IRVINE vs. CALIFORNIA
UC Irvine is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
UC Irvine is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
California is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of California's last 6 games

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24493 Followers:32
12/02/2013 05:06 PM

NCAAB

Monday, December 2

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Florida at Connecticut: What bettors need to know
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Florida Gators at Connecticut Huskies (-5, 110)

No. 13 Florida brings a five-game winning streak with it to No. 14 Connecticut on Monday night in a game that has a Sweet 16 kind of feel to it. Maybe that's because the only other time the two national powerhouses met was in the 1994 NCAA Tournament in the Sweet 16. The Gators earned a 69-60 overtime win in that one at Miami Arena en route to their first Final Four.

Connecticut is off to its first 7-0 start since the 2010-11 season. The Huskies have won three neutral-site games by a total of four points, including a 59-58 win over then-No. 22 Indiana in the 2K Sports Classic in Madison Square Garden. The Gators, who come in off a 67-66 victory over in-state rival Florida State on Friday, are 1-1 on the road this season, losing 59-53 at then-No. 19 Wisconsin on Nov. 12.

TIME: 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2

ABOUT FLORIDA (6-1): The Gators are led by senior forward Casey Prather who is averaging 19.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Sophomore guard Michael Frazier II ranks second in scoring (14.4) and has connected on 22-of-41 3-pointers (53.7 percent). Dorian Finney-Smith, a 6-8 transfer from Virginia Tech, is averaging 11.8 points and 8.6 rebounds and hit the game-winning free throw with 1.3 seconds left to defeat Florida State.

ABOUT CONNECTICUT (7-0): Senior guard Shabazz Napier leads the Huskies in scoring (15.0) and rebounding (7.7). The Huskies rank12th nationally in 3-point shooting (44.7 percent) while holding opponents to just 36 percent shooting. Senior swingman Niels Giffey has connected on 15-of-22 3-pointers (68.2).

TRENDS:

* Gators are 0-4 ATS in their last four road games.
* Huskies are 6-2 ATS in their last eight home games.
* Under is 8-2 in Gators last 10 games following a ATS loss.
* Under is 5-0 in Huskies last five overall.

TIP-INS:

1. Connecticut has won all four of its home games by double digits.

2. Napier became the first UConn player to record two triple-doubles when he got No. 2 in a 80-62 win over Yale on Nov. 13, finishing with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.

3. Florida is allowing an SEC-low 60.3 points per game.


------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------




NCAAB

Monday, December 2

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
NCAAB betting: Top 3 strong early-season ATS teams
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The college basketball season is officially in full swing, with the first batch of early-year tournaments in the rear-view mirror and a crowded December sked on the horizon.

There have already been a number of surprises, both good and bad - and this piece will focus on the best and biggest, highlighting teams that have shredded their respective spreads. Whether they wind up sustaining their success or burning out remains to be seen - but for now, they're providing great value to bettors.

Here are three teams with the best ATS showing so far:

Drexel Dragons (4-2 SU, 6-0 ATS)

Drexel was a middling team in the Colonial Athletic Association a season ago, finishing 13-18 overall just one year after posting a 29-7 mark. This year's version of the Dragons more closely resembles the 2011-12 incarnation, off to a blazing start with four impressive victories and narrow losses to No. 4 Arizona and No. 22 UCLA. Drexel has been a bit fortunate where the ATS record is concerned - three of its covers have come by four points or fewer - but with a vastly improved offense led by senior guard Chris Fouch (19.5 ppg), the Dragons should be a tough out for the majority of teams they face.

Wyoming Cowboys (5-2 SU, 6-0 ATS)

The Cowboys have impressed in the early going, with their only losses coming to a challenging Colorado team and No. 7 Oklahoma State. Of course, Wyoming started quickly last season - it won its first 13 games, including a stunning triumph over the then-19th ranked Buffaloes before crumbling apart and settling for a second-round exit in the season-ending CBI tournament. While it's impossible to know if history will repeat itself, the Cowboys have been solid offensively, shooting nearly 50 percent from the field while boasting a balanced attack that sees seven players average 6.9 points or more.

Charlotte 49ers (6-1 SU, 5-0 ATS)

Celebrating their first year in Conference USA, the 49ers are the darlings of their new digs after posting one of the biggest upsets of the opening month, sneaking past No. 14 Michigan 63-61 in the championship game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. While this isn't Charlotte's first taste of early-season victory - the Niners won last year's Great Alaska Shootout - it does bode well for a team coming off a disappointing first-round exit at last year's NIT tournament. Balanced scoring - five players average in double figures - and one of the top rebounding rates in the country are working in Charlotte's favor so far.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24493 Followers:32
12/02/2013 05:07 PM

NCAAB
Short Sheet

Monday, December 2

ATS Betting Trends

CONNECTICUT is 0-9 ATS after 4 or more consecutive wins

W KENTUCKY is 11-1 ATS against MAC opponents

CALIFORNIA is 4-20 ATS in home games after 2 straight games forcing opponent to commit 11 or less turnovers

BOWLING GREEN is 16-4 ATS after scoring 60 points or less

TEXAS is 3-14 ATS after 2 straight games where they made 3 or less 3 point shots

NIAGARA is 2-10 ATS in road games in non-conference games

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24493 Followers:32
12/02/2013 05:14 PM

Monday, December 2

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Florida - 7:00 PM ET Connecticut -4 500
Connecticut - Under 130.5 500

Auburn - 7:00 PM ET Iowa St. -16.5 500 *****
Iowa St. - Over 155 500

Wright St. - 7:00 PM ET Wright St. +1 500
Morehead St. -

Western Kentucky - 7:00 PM ET Bowling Green +1.5 500 *****
Bowling Green -

Chattanooga - 7:30 PM ET Georgia -13.5 500
Georgia -

Niagara - 8:05 PM ET Arkansas St. -9.5 500
Arkansas St. -

Mercer - 9:00 PM ET Mercer +9 500
Oklahoma - Over 159 500

Vanderbilt - 9:00 PM ET Vanderbilt +8.5 500 *****
Texas - Under 142.5 500

Loyola Marymount - 10:00 PM ET UC Riverside +4 500
UC Riverside -

UC Irvine - 10:30 PM ET UC Irvine +7 500 *****
California -

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24493 Followers:32
12/03/2013 10:27 AM

ACC-Big Ten Challenge

December 2, 2013

This Tuesday, some of the top teams in the ACC square off against teams from the Big Ten in the annual ACC-Big Ten Challenge. This non-conference event began in 1999 and the ACC owns a 10-3-1 record in the 14 years of its existence. However the Big Ten has the momentum, winning and 2010 (6-5) and 2011 (8-4). Last year the two conferences went 6-6 against one another in the 12 games.

Six more games will be played Wednesday. Since the ACC has 15 basketball schools, three teams won’t be action and they are Clemson, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. That trio finished at the bottom of the ACC standings last season. Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse joined the ACC this season and will be making their debuts in the event, taking the place of the aforementioned schools.

ACC-Big Ten Challenge Records (1999-2013)

ACC Record Big 10 Record

Duke Blue Devils 12-2 Illinois Fighting Illini 7-7
Wake Forest Demon Deacons 10-3 Michigan State Spartans 6-7
Maryland Terrapins 10-4 Northwestern Wildcats 6-8
Clemson Tigers 9-5 Ohio State Buckeyes 6-6
Virginia Cavaliers 8-5 Wisconsin Badgers 6-8
North Carolina Tar Heels 7-7 Minnesota Golden Gophers 6-8
Florida State Seminoles 6-8 Purdue Boilermakers 6-6
Boston College Eagles 6-1 Penn State Nittany Lions 5-7
NC State Wolfpack 5-8 Indiana Hoosiers 5-7
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 4-9 Michigan Wolverines 5-7
Virginia Tech Hokies 3-5 Iowa Hawkeyes 2-10
Miami Hurricanes 2-4 Nebraska Cornhuskers 1-1


Let’s take a closer look at the six matchups, starting with the two battles that feature highly ranked teams.

Indiana Hoosiers at No. 4 Syracuse Orange (ESPN, 7:15 p.m.)

Indiana is off to a 6-1 straight up start with a 5-1 record against the spread. The only setback was a 59-58 loss to Connecticut on Nov. 22 as a three-point underdog. The Hoosiers are averaging 86.4 points a game while shooting 46.3 percent from three-point range. They lead the nation in rebounds with 50.3 a game.

The Orange are off to a fast start as well with a 7-0 SU record that includes a solid 74-67 victory over Baylor in the Maui Invitational title game last Wednesday. They covered as 4 ½-point favorites to improve to 3-2 ATS. Syracuse’s CJ Fair is averaging 18 points a game while shooting 44.9 percent from the field.

Revenge should be a motivating factor for Indiana after these two met last season in the Sweet 16 with Syracuse coming away with a 61-50 upset as a five-point underdog.

The Orange opened as six-point home favorites over Indiana on Tuesday.

Indiana has gone 5-7 in the Challenge, which includes a 2-4 road record.

No. 22 Michigan Wolverines at No. 10 Duke Blue Devils (ESPN, 9:15 p.m.)

The Wolverines are 5-2 SU on the year with one of those losses coming against Charlotte in the Puerto Rico Tip Off on Nov. 24 as 10-point favorites. They are 2-3 ATS and the total has gone OVER in three of the five games. Michigan has three players scoring in double figures led by Nik Stauskas’s 20.3 points a game.

Duke is 6-2 SU on the year and coming off a 72-66 loss to Arizona in the NIT Tip-Off Championship last Friday night. It failed to cover as a three-point underdog to fall to 4-4 ATS. Freshman sensation Jabari Parker continues to light it up for the Blue Devils with 23 points and eight rebounds a game. Rodney Hood is second in both categories with 20 points and five rebounds a game.

Duke has won six of the last seven meetings SU and it has a slight 4-3 edge ATS. The total has gone OVER in five of the seven games.

The Blue Devils have been installed as seven-point favorites over the Wolverines.

Michigan owns a 5-7 Challenge record and has only one once on the road in this series. Duke has the most Challenge (12-2) wins amongst all competing schools and it has never lost at home (5-0) during this span.

Other Games

Illinois Fighting Illini at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (ESPN2, 7:15 p.m.)

Illinois is a perfect 7-0 SU with a 4-2 record ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in four of five games with a posted line. The Fighting Illini are averaging 72.3 points while pulling down a solid 42.9 rebounds a game.

The Yellow Jackets have dropped their last two contests to fall to 5-3 SU overall. They are 1-3 ATS and the total has gone OVER in three of the four games. They are averaging 73 points a game while shooting 44.4 percent from the field.

Illinois opened as a two-point favorite over Georgia Tech and the line has dropped to one at most shops.

The Illini have won four straight seasons in the Challenge and they’ve gone 3-2 on the road. Georgia Tech has dropped five consecutive Challenge games to Big 10 opponents.

Penn State Nittany Lions at Pittsburgh Panthers (ESPNU, 7:30 p.m.)

Penn State is off to a 6-2 start SU with a profitable 5-0 run ATS. The total has gone OVER in four of those games. The duo of DJ Newbill and Tim Frazier have combined for 38 of the Lions 82.3 points a game.

Pitts first season in the ACC has gotten off to a 7-0 SU start with a 3-2 record ATS. The Panthers are averaging 81.7 points a game while shooting a healthy 48.5 percent from the field. Lamar Patterson leads the team in points (17.1) and assists (5.4).

The Panthers opened as 14-point favorites, which is the largest number in the six challenge games.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish at No. 23 Iowa Hawkeyes (ESPN2, 9:15 p.m.)

Notre Dame’s debut in the ACC has started off with 5-1 SU start, but it is just 1-2-1 ATS. The total has gone OVER in all four games. The Irish are ranked 39th in the nation in scoring with 83.7 points a game while shooting 50.1 percent from the field, which is ranked 29th.

The Hawkeyes seven-game winning streak to start the season came to an end with an 88-83 overtime loss to Villanova this past Saturday as three-point favorites in “The Battle for Atlantis” championship. Iowa is ranked 10th in the country in points (89.0), sixth in rebounds (46.1) and ninth in assists (18.5).

The Hawkeyes are listed as 9 ½-point favorites over the Irish. Iowa has the most losses (2-10) amongst all ACC and Big Ten schools that have competed in the Challenge and they’ve lost the last seven years.

Florida State Seminoles at Minnesota Golden Gophers (ESPNU, 9:30 p.m.)

The Seminoles lost to Michigan by two points in overtime and to Florida by one point this past Friday en route to a 5-2 SU start. They are 5-1 ATS and the total has stayed UNDER in five of the six games. They are averaging 79 points a game and shooting 49.6 percent from the floor.

Minnesota reeled off five straight victories before falling to Syracuse and Arkansas. The Gophers are 6-2 SU overall with a 3-3 record ATS. Andre and Austin Hollins have led the way with a combined 28.8 points a game which is close to 40 percent of the team’s 77.9 point scoring average.

The Golden Gophers are laying three points at home to the Seminoles.

FSU hasn’t been a successful team in the Challenge of late, losers each of the last five seasons.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs: