therock Posts:120 Followers:3
On 11/22/2011 01:53 AM in NCAA Football

Tuesday’s betting tips: Big jump in MAC matchup’s odds

Weather to watch

Miami (Ohio) at Ohio - There is an 80 percent chance of thunderstorms throughout the evening with temperatures in low 50s and a 10-20 mph SW wind.

Who’s hot

NCAAF: The over is 11-5 in Ohio’s last 15.

NHL: St. Louis is 7-1 in its last eight home games.

NHL: Tampa Bay has won six of its last seven home games.

NCAAB: Louisville is 9-2 against the spread in its last 11.

NCAAB: Wisconsin is 10-4 against the spread in its last 14 home games.

Who’s not

NCAAF: Miami (Ohio) is 0-5 against the spread in its last five against Ohio.

NHL: Toronto is 1-4 in its last five.

NHL: Los Angeles is 7-19-2 in its last 28 games in St. Louis.

NCAAB: North Carolina is 2-6-1 against the spread in its last nine.

NCAAB: Pitt is 1-4 against the spread in its last five overall.

Key stat

42 – Miami (Ohio) RedHawks quarterback Zac Dysert completed 42 of his 54 pass attempts last week against Western Michigan, snapping Ben Roethlisberger’s record of 41 completions in a single game. Dysert has completed better than 73 percent of his passing attempts over the past five games.

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

Matt Hasselbeck, Tennessee Titans – After leaving Sunday’s loss to Atlanta with an arm injury, Hasselbeck suffered no structural damage to his right forearm and elbow, and simply has a muscle strain. He underwent tests Monday that came back negative. Coach Mike Munchak said his signal caller will be day to day for practice and could play against Tampa Bay depending on how well he is throwing the football. Rookie Jake Locker replaced Hasselbeck on Sunday and threw his first two NFL touchdown passes. Hasselbeck has passed for 2,357 yards and 14 touchdowns this season. Tennessee opened as 3.5-point favorites at home to Tampa Bay.

Game of the day

Miami (Ohio) at Ohio (-9, N/A)

Notable quotable

"We were not at our best and the football wasn’t as fluent or easy on the eye as it could have been, but we are happy to have won and to have got the three points. At this stage of the season it’s about picking up points. It’s about grafting, sticking together and showing a lot of character. Judge where we are by Christmas and we’ll kick on from there." - Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick told The Telegraph following Sunday’s 1-0 win over Swansea. United squares off against Benfica Tuesday in Champions League play. Check out all of Tuesday’s Champs League matchups here.

Notes and tips

Oddsmakers had the Ohio Bobcats set around -7.5 for their Tuesday night date against the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks at the open, but that line has seen a significant jump. As of Monday evening, most books had the home team set around -9, while almost 64 percent of Covers.com Consensus bettors were supporting the Bobcats.

The Illinois Fighting Illini are struggling with their outside shooting early this season and they could have a tough time from outside again Tuesday against Richmond. The Spiders have held their last two opponents to 4-of-31 shooting from outside and Illinois is hitting just 31.5 percent of its trey attempts early this season.

aakj Posts:2890 Followers:15
11/22/2011 09:57 AM

line has jumped from 7 to 9 quickly