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01/23/2012 06:17 PM

Kansas aims for 10th straight win hosting A&M

TEXAS A&M AGGIES (11-7)

at KANSAS JAYHAWKS (16-3)


Tip-off: Monday, 9:00 p.m. EDT
Line: Kansas -18.5, Total: 126

A struggling Texas A&M squad will travel to Allen Fieldhouse looking for a season-changing win against a surging Kansas squad seeking its 10th straight victory.

Although the Aggies have had a difficult time in the Big 12 so far going just 2-4 SU, they are 4-2 ATS. Likewise, Kansas is 4-2 ATS in conference play so far, but differently, they are 6-0 SU. The reason Kansas should win easily is that nobody on the Texas A&M squad can match up with 6-foot-10 Thomas Robinson (17.7 PPG, 12.1 RPG). The Aggies’ two best rebounders are 6-foot-9 Ray Turner (6.4 RPG) and 6-foot-7 Khris Middleton (5.4 RPG) who both carry slender frames. In both of the Jayhawks’ ATS conference losses this season, they were outrebounded because the other team could fight with Robinson in the paint, something the Aggies will not be able to do. Despite the large spread, play on KANSAS as heavy chalk to win this game at home, improving to 7-3 ATS at The Phog.

This pair of FoxSheets trends also like the Jayhawks to win big on Monday.

KANSAS is 8-1 ATS (88.9%, +6.9 Units) versus good defensive teams - shooting pct defense of <=42% this season. The average score was KANSAS 75.8, OPPONENT 54.0 - (Rating = 2*).

Bill Self is 23-10 ATS (69.7% +12.0 Units) in home games when playing with one or less days rest in all games he has coached since 1997. The average score was Self 84.9, OPPONENT 62.1 - (Rating = 1*).

The Under is 5-2 in the past seven games for both schools and this FoxSheets trend also expects the UNDER to occur on Monday.

Play Under - Home teams against the total (KANSAS) - average FT shooting team (65-69%) against a poor FT shooting team (61-65%) after 15+ games, good ball handling team (<=14.5 TO's) against a poor pressure defensive team (<=14.5 TO's). (75-39 over the last 5 seasons.) (65.8%, +32.1 units. Rating = 2*).

The Aggies have a balanced scoring attack with four players averaging double-figures on a team that averages just 62.8 PPG (281st in the nation). Six-foot-5 guard Elston Turner (13.7 PPG) leads them on offense as a strong shooter (39% 3-pt FG, 84% FT) who knocks down 2.1 threes per game. Middleton (12.4 PPG) is the team’s best player, but his shooting percentages (41% FG, 26% threes) are way down from last season (45% FG, 36% threes). Middleton can be sloppy with the ball when he gets touches, leading the team with 2.3 turnovers per game. David Loubeau (10.5 PPG, 4.4 RPG) and Ray Turner (10.4 PPG, 59% FG) round out the double-figure-scoring quartet. Orchestrating the offense, Dash Harris (5.9 PPG, 4.1 APG) is not a scorer, but the senior takes care of the ball and finds the open man (2.2 Ast/TO ratio), despite being a miserable shooter (34% FG, 49% FT).

The Jayhawks, on the other hand, are far more top-heavy with two elite scoring threats. Thomas Robinson is a candidate for National Player of the Year, averaging a double-double with his 54% FG, in addition to strong defensive numbers (1.2 SPG and 1.1 BPG). Tyshawn Taylor (16.5 PPG, 5.2 APG) is a dynamic backcourt threat who nails 1.5 threes per game on 45% shooting from deep. His major flaw, though, is that he turns it over 3.8 times per game. But it is difficult to fault Taylor considering how much the offense flows through him. Travis Releford (9.7 PPG) and Elijah Johnson (9.4 PPG) also play more than 30 minutes per game and are good complements to Robinson and Taylor. Unless the Aggies find a way to get Robinson in serious foul trouble, play on Kansas here.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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01/23/2012 06:18 PM

Cincinnati tries to hand Syracuse 2nd straight loss

SYRACUSE ORANGE (20-1, 7-1 Big East)

at CINCINNATI BEARCATS (15-5, 5-2 Big East)


Tip-Off: Monday, 7:00 p.m. EDT
Line: Syracuse -5, Total: 135

For the first 2½ months of the college basketball season, the Syracuse Orange appeared to be an unstoppable force. After finally losing their first game of the year on Saturday to Notre Dame, the Orange face another daunting road test when they travel to Cincinnati on Monday night.

Syracuse fell convincingly to the Irish as nine-point favorites, 67-58, after allowing Notre Dame to shoot 50 percent from the field and from three-point range (8-for-16). Syracuse shot a season-low 34% FG. The Orange looked out of sync without sophomore center Fab Melo (7.2 PPG; team-high 5.7 RPG and 3.0 BPG), who will also miss Monday’s game due to an unresolved academic issue. Despite Syracuse’s 5-2 ATS record away from home, the Orange haven’t covered in their past two games overall. Cincinnati, meanwhile, has covered five of its past seven games. The Bearcats look to bounce back from a heartbreaking 77-74 overtime loss to West Virginia on Saturday, which snapped an impressive three-game winning streak that included road wins over Georgetown and UConn. At 36.8 percent from behind the arc (2nd in Big East), Cincy’s biggest strength is its ability to knock down outside shots—which also happens to be the best way to beat Syracuse’s lethal 2-3 zone. And without Melo in the lineup, Bearcats’ forward Yancy Gates (12.2 PPG, 9.4 RPG) will have a big impact in this matchup. CINCINNATI is the pick to cover, and, given the matchup, has a great chance to win outright.

This FoxSheets trend also favors the Bearcats:

Play Against - Any team (SYRACUSE) - off an upset loss as a road favorite of 7 or more against opponent off a road loss. (64-32 since 1997.) (66.7%, +28.8 units. Rating = 2*).

The Under is 4-0-1 in the past five games for the Orange, and this FoxSheets coaching trend also backs the UNDER.

Jim Boeheim is 58-32 UNDER (64.4%, +22.8 Units) in January games as the coach of SYRACUSE. The average score was SYRACUSE 73.1, OPPONENT 68.1 - (Rating = 2*).

The Bearcats boast an impressive trio of guards that can light it up from three-point range, led by sophomore Sean Kilpatrick (16.0 PPG, 4.7 RPG), whose three-ball in the closing seconds beat UConn on Wednesday. Dion Dixon (13.9 PPG) and Cashmere Wright (10.8 PPG) also average in double figures for a scrappy Cincinnati team that is no stranger to close games: seven of their past eight games have been decided by four points or less. Gates, who has a double-double in back-to-back games, should have a big game on the glass for the Bearcats without Melo in the lineup for Cuse. If Gates can grab offensive rebounds, he will create crucial second-chance opportunities for the lethal Cincy shooters.

The high-octane Syracuse offense was held under 60 points for the first time all season in Saturday’s loss in South Bend. Even though Melo isn’t a big scorer, his absence clearly had the Orange rattled and lacking rhythm. ‘Cuse still has impressive depth, with 10 different players averaging 12+ minutes. Sophomore guard Dion Waiters (13.0 PPG) is arguably Syracuse’s best player—and he comes off the bench. Senior forward Kris Joseph (13.6 PPG, 4.6 RPG) leads all scorers for the Orange, and head coach Jim Boeheim will need a big night from him and 6-foot-8 sophomore C.J. Fair (8.5 PPG, 5.1 RPG) inside without the imposing force that is Melo.

The team also needs junior Brandon Triche to find his range. Although he makes 40% of his threes this year, Triche is just 1-for-8 behind the arc in his past four games. Scoop Jardine has done a great job handling the point recently, with 26 assists and just four turnovers in his past three games. He will be a key to handling Cincy’s tough perimeter defense, and he could help himself out by making a few more shots. For the season, Jardine is making 62% of two-point FG tries, but just 31% from three-point range and 54% from the foul line. Syracuse has won the past three meetings in this series easily, prevailing by 24, 17 and 15 points at home last year.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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01/23/2012 06:19 PM

Blues, Red Wings both look to extend win streaks

ST. LOUIS BLUES (29-12-6, 64 points)

at DETROIT RED WINGS (32-15-1, 65 points)


Puck drops: Monday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
Line: Detroit -155, St. Louis +135, Total: 5

If it seems like the power struggle at the top of the Central Division changes on a day-to-day basis, get used to it, because it will probably continue all the way into April. Once again, first place in the division will be on the line as the red-hot Blues travel to Detroit to take on the streaking Red Wings on Monday night.

This will be the fifth meeting between these rivals, with the series split at two wins apiece. The home team has won each of the four games thus far. The Blues have won four in a row—two of them 1-0 shutouts—and eight of their past nine, trailing Detroit by just one point for first place with a game in hand. St. Louis has not lost in regulation since December 31—a 3-0 defeat to Detroit. Blues G Jaroslav Halak (14-7-5, 2.00 GAA, .920 SV Pct.) will make his fifth straight start, but first against the Wings this season after backup Brian Elliott got the nod in each of the first four. Halak is just 2-3-1 in six career starts against Detroit. The Wings, winners of six in a row, are the hottest team in the Western Conference. Incredibly, five of those six wins have come in overtime or shootout. Workhorse G Jimmy Howard (29-10-1, 1.98 GAA) should get the start for Detroit after setting a franchise record with his 16th consecutive home victory in Saturday’s 3-2 SO win over Columbus. The Wings have not lost at Joe Louis Arena since November 3, a truly unprecedented streak, and it would be unwise to expect that change against a Blues team that is just 8-9-3 on the road. DETROIT is the pick to win a tight-checking, low-scoring game.

This FoxSheets trend also backs the Red Wings:

DETROIT is 15-3 ATS (83.3%, +9.8 Units) off a home win this season. The average score was DETROIT 3.6, OPPONENT 1.9 - (Rating = 2*).

The Blues have no problem winning ugly, allowing two goals or less in seven of their past eight wins—four of them shutouts. St. Louis is the best team in the NHL at protecting a one-goal lead, grinding opponents down to the tune of 1.9 goals allowed per game (1st in NHL), while only potting 2.6 goals per game (17th in NHL).

St. Louis features only two 30+ point getters in centers David Backes (16 G, 21 A) and T.J. Oshie (14 G, 18 A), but play such a disciplined brand of team hockey, with all five skaters demonstrating tremendous effort and team chemistry for 60 minutes. Young defensemen Kevin Shattenkirk (6 G, 17 A) and Alex Pietrangelo (8 G, 16 A)—both only 22 years old—are two of the most underrated blue liners in the league.

The Red Wings’ offense and defense both rank in the top-five in the league, averaging 3.1 goals per game while allowing just 2.3. Detroit features five skaters with 30+ points, led by C Pavel Datsyuk (13 G, 38 A) and RW Johan Franzen (18 G, 22 A).

Forty-one-year-old Nicklas Lidstrom (10 G, 16 A) leads the stout defense, partnered with offseason acquisition Ian White (6 G, 18 A). White has done a phenomenal job replacing elite puck-mover Brian Rafalski, who retired over the summer.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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01/23/2012 06:21 PM

Monday’s betting tips: Back-to-backs stinging Bucks bettors

Who’s hot

NBA: Dallas is 23-7-1 against the spread in its last 31 home games.

NBA: Houston is 12-3-1 against the spread in its last 16 meetings with Minnesota.

NHL: The New York Islanders have won four of their last five.

NHL: The under is 20-6-10 in St. Louis’ last 36 games.

NCAAB: Iona is 9-4-1 against the spread in its last 14 road games.

NCAAB: The over has cashed in each of Cincinnati’s last four games.

Who’s not

NBA: The Milwaukee Bucks are 0-6 against the spread when playing the second half of a back-to-back.

NBA: New Orleans is 1-7 against the spread in its last eight home games.

NHL: Edmonton has lost nine of its last 10.

NHL: Winnipeg is 2-5 in its last seven.

NCAAB: Drexel is 2-9 against the spread in its last 11 meetings with William and Mary.

NCAAB: Texas A&M is 2-5 against the spread in its last seven road games.

Key stat

2.10 – The Los Angeles Kings rank last in the NHL averaging just 2.10 goals per game this season. The under is 27-11-11 in their games this season ahead of Monday’s date with Ottawa.

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

Ray Allen, Boston Celtics – Allen sprained his ankle during Sunday’s win over Washington, but X-rays came back negative and he says he will try to play Monday against Orlando. The veteran had seven points in 11 minutes before the injury and averages 14.9 points per game.

Game of the day

Syracuse Orange at Cincinnati Bearcats (4, 135)

Notable quotable

"I am improving day by day. But this time I felt that the first day I played well, and second, two days ago I played well. And today I played another complete match in my opinion, serious match." – Rafael Nadal after advancing to the Australian Open quarterfinals. Nadal is set at +500 to win the tournament.

Notes and tips

Celtics GM Danny Ainge told reporters he’s willing to hear offers for Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett and, according to the New York Daily News, another Celtics front office official said the team is ready to move on. Boston is mired in an offensive slump, averaging just 88.9 points per game, and has lost six of its last seven games. The Celtics managed just 71 points in a loss to the Phoenix Suns Friday, getting 36 combined points from Pierce, Allen and Garnett.

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki will miss the next four games in order to better his conditioning, according to the team. Nowitzki will engage in hard workouts for the next eight days, in order to get in better shape. His projected return is Jan. 29 when the Mavericks face the San Antonio Spurs. Dallas head coach Rick Carlisle told reporters he’d rather have Nowitzki, who is struggling with a knee injury, on the floor but the training staff recommended the break from play. Backup forward Brian Cardinal is expected to start in Nowitzki’s place. Nowitzki is averaging 17.5 points per game – his lowest scoring average since 1999-2000, his second year in the NBA.

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski left the stadium in a walking boot after injuring his left ankle in Sunday's 23-20 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.Gronkowski hurt his ankle on a 23-yard reception in the final minute of the third quarter. He later returned to the game, telling reporters he went to get the ankle re-taped.The second-year tight end downplayed the injury after the game, saying the ankle was "fine." He finished with five receptions for 87 yards but did not make a catch after he was hurt.Gronkowski has had a monster season, setting records for tight ends for touchdowns (17) and receiving yards (1,327).

Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference has been suspended for the first time in his NHL career and will sit out the next three games for his check on New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh Saturday afternoon. That will make him available to play on Thursday, Feb. 2 when the Boston Bruins host the Carolina Hurricanes. Ference has four goals, 16 assists and 37 penalty minutes this season.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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01/23/2012 06:22 PM

Armadillo: Monday's six-pack

v-- Betting line for the Super Bowl; Patriots favored by 4, total 55.5; it opened at 54, but ton of over money came in right away.

-- NC State won at Miami; Mark Gottfried has the Wolfpack at 15-5, 4-1 in ACC, but his heavy lifting (Carolina/Duke) still lies ahead.

-- Dayton alum Jon Gruden addressed the Flyer basketball team before their Saturday game with Xavier. Typical Gruden. Dayton won.

-- Have to admit, I like Ed Hochuli's explanations of the rules.

-- Whats up with all these Masters promos in January? Its not for 11 more weeks. CBS doesn't promote the NCAA tournament at all.

-- So the Colts are hosting their only Super Bowl after a 2-14 season and the Patriots are playing in it, as well as Peyton's brother, a month before they cut Peyton loose. Have fun, Indianapolis!!!!!


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Armadillo: Monday's List of 13: Baseball knowledge for a winter Monday

13) Players with the best batting average with runners in scoring position (RISP) LY:

1) Victor Martinez .394, 2) Miguel Cabrera .388, 3) Joey Votto .383.

Not that I'm bitter about VMart's torn ACL. No, not at all.

12) Michael Bourn led the big leagues with 61 stolen bases LY, stealing 3rd base 14 times, but Toronto’s Rajai Davis stole third 17 times, most in the majors LY.

11) Carl Pavano allowed 262 hits LY, 18 more than anyone else in major leagues (unfortunately, Ricky Nolasco allowed 244; he is on my fantasy team. Need a better 2012 from Nolasco).

10) John Lackey led the big leagues by hitting 19 batters, four more than any other pitcher (Tim Hudson/Alfredo Aceves each hit 15).

9) Vernon Wells made $23M last year, and had a .248 on-base percentage; considering the Angels traded Mike Napoli as part of the package to get Wells, no surprise heads rolled in the Halos’ front office this winter.

8) James Shields led the major leagues by picking off 13 baserunners; Clayton Kershaw was next, with nine. Odd that a righthander would have the most pickoffs.

7) Cincinnati’s Brandon Arroyo allowed 46 homers LY, eleven more than anyone else in baseball (Rangers’ Colby Lewis allowed 35).

6) Most pitches thrown in one game LY:
1) Tim Lincecum 133, 2) Chris Carpenter/Justin Verlander 132, Roy Halladay 130. Lincecum threw 127+ pitches in three of his starts LY.

5) AJ Burnett threw 25 wild pitches LY; no one else in baseball had more than 15 (Cahill/knuckleballer Wakefield).

4) Batters who struck out the most times in 2011:
1) Drew Stubbs 205, 2) Mark Reynolds 196, 3) Austin Jackson 181.

3) Toronto’s Jose Bautista walked 132 times LY, most in majors; 24 of those were intentional. Joey Votto was next, with 110 walks.

Prince Fielder led the big leagues with his 32 intentional walks.

2) Carlos Quentin was hit by a pitch 23 times LY, four times more than anyone else (Justin Upton/Danny Espinosa both got hit 19 times).

1) Batters who took the highest %age of pitches:
1) Bobby Abreu 65.9% T2) Jamey Carroll/Gardner 63.5%, 4) Marco Scutaro 62.9%. You can go get a snack when these guys come to bat, good news for vendors in Colorado with Scutaro now a Rockie.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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01/23/2012 06:24 PM

NCAAB
Long Sheet

Monday, January 23

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NORTHEASTERN (9 - 9) at OLD DOMINION (11 - 9) - 1/23/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NORTHEASTERN is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) after scoring 60 points or less this season.
OLD DOMINION is 7-0 ATS (+7.0 Units) off a loss against a conference rival over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
OLD DOMINION is 2-1 against the spread versus NORTHEASTERN over the last 3 seasons
OLD DOMINION is 2-1 straight up against NORTHEASTERN over the last 3 seasons
2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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SYRACUSE (20 - 1) at CINCINNATI (15 - 5) - 1/23/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
SYRACUSE is 58-82 ATS (-32.2 Units) versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game since 1997.
SYRACUSE is 110-81 ATS (+20.9 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.
CINCINNATI is 10-22 ATS (-14.2 Units) in all home games over the last 3 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 10-22 ATS (-14.2 Units) in home lined games over the last 3 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 5-15 ATS (-11.5 Units) in home games against conference opponents over the last 3 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 27-49 ATS (-26.9 Units) versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game after 15+ games since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
SYRACUSE is 2-0 against the spread versus CINCINNATI over the last 3 seasons
SYRACUSE is 2-0 straight up against CINCINNATI over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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DREXEL (14 - 5) at WM & MARY (4 - 16) - 1/23/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
DREXEL is 7-1 ATS (+5.9 Units) after a conference game this season.
WM & MARY is 102-135 ATS (-46.5 Units) after a conference game since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
WM & MARY is 3-1 against the spread versus DREXEL over the last 3 seasons
WM & MARY is 3-1 straight up against DREXEL over the last 3 seasons
3 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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HOFSTRA (7 - 13) at VA COMMONWEALTH (15 - 5) - 1/23/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
HOFSTRA is 18-6 ATS (+11.4 Units) in road games against conference opponents over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
VA COMMONWEALTH is 3-0 against the spread versus HOFSTRA over the last 3 seasons
VA COMMONWEALTH is 3-0 straight up against HOFSTRA over the last 3 seasons
3 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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JAMES MADISON (9 - 10) at GEORGIA ST (13 - 6) - 1/23/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
GEORGIA ST is 13-5 ATS (+7.5 Units) in all home games over the last 2 seasons.
GEORGIA ST is 13-5 ATS (+7.5 Units) in home lined games over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
GEORGIA ST is 3-1 against the spread versus JAMES MADISON over the last 3 seasons
GEORGIA ST is 3-1 straight up against JAMES MADISON over the last 3 seasons
2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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TOWSON ST (0 - 20) at DELAWARE (8 - 10) - 1/23/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
DELAWARE is 5-14 ATS (-10.4 Units) in home games after a conference game over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
DELAWARE is 2-2 against the spread versus TOWSON ST over the last 3 seasons
DELAWARE is 2-2 straight up against TOWSON ST over the last 3 seasons
2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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UNC-WILMINGTON (8 - 10) at GEORGE MASON (15 - 5) - 1/23/2012, 9:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
UNC-WILMINGTON is 16-28 ATS (-14.8 Units) against conference opponents over the last 3 seasons.
GEORGE MASON is 31-19 ATS (+10.1 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
GEORGE MASON is 31-19 ATS (+10.1 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
GEORGE MASON is 25-13 ATS (+10.7 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
GEORGE MASON is 98-71 ATS (+19.9 Units) in all home games since 1997.
GEORGE MASON is 98-71 ATS (+19.9 Units) in home lined games since 1997.
GEORGE MASON is 73-50 ATS (+18.0 Units) in home games against conference opponents since 1997.
GEORGE MASON is 30-13 ATS (+15.7 Units) in home games when playing with one or less days rest since 1997.
GEORGE MASON is 20-7 ATS (+12.3 Units) after a conference game over the last 2 seasons.
GEORGE MASON is 16-7 ATS (+8.3 Units) off a win against a conference rival over the last 2 seasons.
GEORGE MASON is 17-8 ATS (+8.2 Units) after allowing 60 points or less over the last 2 seasons.
UNC-WILMINGTON is 86-61 ATS (+18.9 Units) in road games after a conference game since 1997.
UNC-WILMINGTON is 71-44 ATS (+22.6 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
GEORGE MASON is 4-0 against the spread versus UNC-WILMINGTON over the last 3 seasons
GEORGE MASON is 4-0 straight up against UNC-WILMINGTON over the last 3 seasons
2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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TEXAS A&M (11 - 7) at KANSAS (16 - 3) - 1/23/2012, 9:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
TEXAS A&M is 2-1 against the spread versus KANSAS over the last 3 seasons
KANSAS is 3-0 straight up against TEXAS A&M over the last 3 seasons
2 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT (11 - 8) at SANTA CLARA (8 - 10) - 1/23/2012, 10:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT is 57-82 ATS (-33.2 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record since 1997.
SANTA CLARA is 14-5 ATS (+8.5 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games over the last 3 seasons.
LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) against conference opponents this season.
LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) after a conference game this season.
SANTA CLARA is 2-8 ATS (-6.8 Units) when the total is 140 to 149.5 this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT is 3-2 against the spread versus SANTA CLARA over the last 3 seasons
SANTA CLARA is 3-2 straight up against LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT over the last 3 seasons
4 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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IONA (15 - 4) at SIENA (8 - 10) - 1/23/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
IONA is 1-8 ATS (-7.8 Units) after scoring 80 points or more this season.
SIENA is 29-14 ATS (+13.6 Units) after scoring 60 points or less since 1997.
IONA is 15-5 ATS (+9.5 Units) when the total is 140 to 149.5 over the last 3 seasons.
IONA is 35-20 ATS (+13.0 Units) in road games in January games since 1997.
SIENA is 7-20 ATS (-15.0 Units) against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
SIENA is 6-17 ATS (-12.7 Units) after a conference game over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
SIENA is 4-2 against the spread versus IONA over the last 3 seasons
SIENA is 3-3 straight up against IONA over the last 3 seasons
3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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THE CITADEL (4 - 14) at GA SOUTHERN (7 - 11) - 1/23/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
THE CITADEL is 12-24 ATS (-14.4 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
THE CITADEL is 12-24 ATS (-14.4 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
THE CITADEL is 6-16 ATS (-11.6 Units) when the total is 130 to 139.5 over the last 2 seasons.
THE CITADEL is 11-21 ATS (-12.1 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
THE CITADEL is 5-14 ATS (-10.4 Units) in road games over the last 2 seasons.
THE CITADEL is 5-14 ATS (-10.4 Units) in road lined games over the last 2 seasons.
THE CITADEL is 8-18 ATS (-11.8 Units) against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
GA SOUTHERN is 2-2 against the spread versus THE CITADEL over the last 3 seasons
GA SOUTHERN is 2-2 straight up against THE CITADEL over the last 3 seasons
4 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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N CAROLINA A&T (8 - 12) at COPPIN ST (9 - 10) - 1/23/2012, 7:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
COPPIN ST is 2-2 straight up against N CAROLINA A&T over the last 3 seasons

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ARK-PINE BLUFF (3 - 16) at PRAIRIE VIEW A&M (7 - 12) - 1/23/2012, 9:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
PRAIRIE VIEW A&M is 1-0 against the spread versus ARK-PINE BLUFF over the last 3 seasons
ARK-PINE BLUFF is 3-1 straight up against PRAIRIE VIEW A&M over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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MISS VALLEY ST (5 - 13) at TEXAS SOUTHERN (6 - 12) - 1/23/2012, 9:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
MISS VALLEY ST is 1-0 against the spread versus TEXAS SOUTHERN over the last 3 seasons
TEXAS SOUTHERN is 2-2 straight up against MISS VALLEY ST over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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01/23/2012 06:25 PM

NCAAB

Monday, January 23

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Trend Report
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7:00 PM
SYRACUSE vs. CINCINNATI
Syracuse is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Syracuse's last 5 games on the road
Cincinnati is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games

7:00 PM
NORTHEASTERN vs. OLD DOMINION
Northeastern is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Northeastern is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Old Dominion is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Old Dominion is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

7:00 PM
DREXEL vs. WILLIAM & MARY
Drexel is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Drexel is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against William & Mary
William & Mary is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of William & Mary's last 7 games

7:00 PM
HOFSTRA vs. VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH
Hofstra is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Hofstra is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Virginia Commonwe
Virginia Commonwealth is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia Commonwealth's last 6 games

7:00 PM
BROWN vs. BRYANT
Brown is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
No trends available

7:00 PM
IONA vs. SIENA
Iona is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Iona is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Siena
Siena is 2-2-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Siena is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

7:00 PM
JAMES MADISON vs. GEORGIA STATE
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of James Madison's last 5 games on the road
Georgia State is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Georgia State's last 8 games

7:00 PM
TOWSON vs. DELAWARE
Towson is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Towson is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Delaware
Delaware is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Delaware is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games

7:00 PM
THE CITADEL vs. GEORGIA SOUTHERN
The Citadel is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
The Citadel is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Georgia Southern is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Georgia Southern is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games

9:00 PM
TEXAS A&M vs. KANSAS
Texas A&M is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Texas A&M is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas's last 7 games

9:00 PM
UNC WILMINGTON vs. GEORGE MASON
UNC Wilmington is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
UNC Wilmington is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
George Mason is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
George Mason is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

10:00 PM
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT vs. SANTA CLARA
Loyola Marymount is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Loyola Marymount is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games when playing on the road against Santa Clara
Santa Clara is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Santa Clara is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

10:00 PM
CS BAKERSFIELD vs. SAN JOSE STATE
No trends available
San Jose State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
San Jose State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games


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01/23/2012 06:26 PM

NCAAB

Monday, January 23

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What bettors need to know: Syracuse Orange at Cincinnati Bearcats
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Syracuse Orange at Cincinnati Bearcats (4, 135)

THE STORY: No. 1 Syracuse showed plenty of weaknesses in its first loss Saturday. Now it must try to show resiliency as it enters another hostile environment at Cincinnati. Syracuse’s school-best 20-game win streak was snapped by a disciplined Notre Dame team that caught fire from behind the 3-point arc. The Orange’s 2-3 zone was frail on the back line with the loss of 7-footer Fab Melo, who will miss Monday’s game as well due to reported academic issues. Cincinnati is coming off a loss of its own, but features four scorers in double figures and plays smart with the ball, much like Notre Dame. The Bearcats average just 10.5 turnovers per game, fewest in the Big East.

TV: 7 p.m. ET, ESPN

THE LINE: Oddsmakers opened with Cincinnati set as a 4-point home underdog with a 135-point total.

ABOUT SYRACUSE (20-1, 7-1 Big East): Notre Dame held Syracuse to a season-low in field-goal percentage (34.0) and field goals made (18), but perhaps the most embarrassing aspect of the 67-58 loss was the lack of leadership. Neither senior point guard Scoop Jardine nor leading scorer Kris Joseph was very vocal during the second half, as the Orange looked disorganized on both ends and settled for contested 3-pointers. Both players need to step up their scoring against the Bearcats, whom the Orange defeated 67-52 at home last season. However, Syracuse used a 7-for-8 performance from big man Rick Jackson in that contest. Jackson, of course, has graduated so the loss of Fab Melo really hurts in this matchup. Syracuse does not have an interior scorer to take advantage on the blocks.

ABOUT CINCINNATI (15-5, 5-2 Big East): The Bearcats won't be intimidated by Syracuse, as they've won their past three games against ranked teams – all on the road. Cincinnati, off to its best start in Big East play since joining the conference in 2005-06, can jump into first place with a victory Monday night. It has perhaps the most balanced scoring Syracuse will face all season; four players reached double figures in a 77-74 overtime loss to West Virginia on Saturday. Big man Yancy Gates, who went just 1 of 6 in last year’s meeting, could see a lot of favorable looks underneath against a soft interior that now features freshman Rakeem Christmas instead of Fab Melo.

TRENDS:

-Syracuse is 6-1 against the spread in its last seven road games.
- Cincinnati is 1-6 against the spread in its last seven home games.
-The over is 4-0 in Cincinnati's last four overall.

TIP-INS

1. Syracuse builds momentum by takeaways in the backcourt. Cincinnati point guard Cashmere Wright, though, has just 17 turnovers in his last 11 games.

2. Like the Irish, the Bearcats can be lethal from long range. They rank second in the conference in 3-point shooting percentage (36.8) and lead in made 3-pointers (162).

3. Syracuse leads the all-time series 6-2 and has won three straight over Cincinnati.


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01/23/2012 06:27 PM

NCAAB

Monday, January 23

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College funds: Monday's best NCAAB bets
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Texas A&M Aggies at Kansas Jayhawks (-18, 124.5)

Preseason prognostications suggested this would be a matchup of the Big 12's top two teams.

Texas A&M and Kansas were projected as co-favorites in the preseason coaches poll, but the Aggies and the seventh-ranked Jayhawks are headed in opposite directions. Kansas — which has won or shared seven straight league titles — is off to a 6-0 conference start and is again in the driver’s seat, while Texas A&M is 2-4, including an 0-3 mark on the road.

Entering this season, coach Bill Self and the Jayhawks knew they’d need a ton of production out of senior guard Tyshawn Taylor if they were to continue their impressive run in the Big 12. And in the last three games, Taylor has delivered.

He’s scored 78 points in that stretch, including 22 in a 69-66 victory at Texas on Saturday. Taylor made a slew of clutch plays with the game on the line, saying afterward: “Coach says big-time players make big-time plays, and that’s what I was thinking about.”

Pick: Over


Iona Gaels at Siena Saints (9.5, 150)

The Siena Saints finally had enough healthy players to run a solid practice on the weekend.

“Today was the best practice maybe we’ve had all year,” coach Mitch Buonaguro told reporters. “It was spirited, a lot of bodies.”

The Saints had been forced to run half-court practices recently with sophomores Trenity Burdine and Rakeem Brookins ailing. Both were able to take part in last weekend’s practice but aren’t ready for game action yet.

Siena will have trouble keeping up with Iona’s offense, but 9.5 points seems like a lot here. We’ll take a shot with the Saints.

Pick: Saints


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01/23/2012 06:28 PM

NCAAB
Armadillo's Write-Up

Monday, January 23

Northeastern is 4-5 in its last nine games with Old Dominion, 1-3 in last four visits here, with losses by 6-12-15 (49-34 LY) points; Huskies are 6-2 in last eight games, winning three of four on CAA road. Both teams had 4-game win streak snapped Saturday. Monarchs are 10-1 this season against teams ranked below #131. Northeatern turn ball over on 23.9% of possessions (#309 in country). CAA single digit home faves are 6-10 against the spread this season.

Syracuse is still missing C Melo, whose presence in middle made Orange 2-3 zone defense lot more effective; Notre Dame shot 50% from floor and was +13 on boards in upsetting Syracuse. Cincinnati lost last three games with Orange by 24-17-15 points but Bearcats are 5-2 in Big East, with two losses by combined total of five points- they can tie for first in Big East here. Big East home underdogs of 7 or less points are 6-8 vs spread. Curious to see how Syracuse responds to its first loss.

Home side won last seven Drexel-Wm&Mary games, with Dragons on short end of last four visits here, by 7-1-1-14 points. Dragons won six in row, 12 of last 13 games; they hold teams to 26% behind arc, second in country. Tribe is 3-16 vs D-I teams, losing last two games by total of 3 points, dropping last game in OT at VCU, as 20-point dogs. Drexel has big game with Georgia State on deck Wednesday. CAA home underdogs are 5-13 vs spread, 1-4 if they're getting more than five points.

Hofstra lost its last seven games with VCU, losing last six visits here, by 12-12-23-10-8-15 points. Pride got first CAA win in eight tries at JMU Saturday; they're 1-3 on CAA road, losing by 1-6-8 points. Only one of its seven CAA losses is by more than 8 points. CAA double digit home favorites are 9-4 against the spread. Rams won last four games, three by 13+ points; they're 12-2 in last 14 games overall. VCU won first meeting this season, 80-63 (-7) on Long Island.

James Madison lost three of last four games with Georgia State, with all three losses by 5 or less points; Dukes are 0-3 vs top 100 teams, losing by 9-20-6 points. JMU is 2-6 in conference, but both wins came on the road (0-4 at home), with road losses by 7-20 points. Georgia State lost couple road games last week; they're 4-0 in CAA home games, winning by 32-14-14-15 points. CAA double digit home favorites are 9-4 against the spread. State has big game with Drexel looming in two nights.

Towson State lost its last 39 games overall, they're 0-4 on CAA road so far this season, losing by 33-37-15-12 points. Tigers are actually 5-2 in last seven games with Delaware, losing by 3-10 points in LY's meetings. CAA home favorites of 15+ points are 3-4 vs spread. Delaware lost six of last nine games, but they did upset Georgia State Saturday; they force least turnovers of anyone in country. Six of Towson's last ten losses are by 16+ points.

NC-Wilmington lost its last seven games with George Mason, losing last three visits here by 41-13-15 points; Seahawks lost three of their last four games- three of their four CAA losses are by 14+ points. Patriots won three in row, eight of last nine games; they're 4-0 at home in CAA, with home wins by 14-3-26-12 points. CAA double digit home favorites are 9-4 against the spread. Mason scored average of 83.3 ppg last three games, after scoring average of 57 ppg the four games before that.

Texas A&M lost six in row, nine of last ten games with Kansas, losing last four visits here, by 5-3-20-18 points. Aggies lost six of last eight vs D-I opponents, losing all three conference road tilts by 9-10-19 points- they're down a bit from level they were at under Turgeon. Big X double digit home favorites are 5-6 against the spread. Jayhawks won last nine games, winning first three Big X home games by 18-9-18 points. So far in league play, only one of their six wins is by more than 18 points.

LMU lost seven of last nine games with Santa Clara, losing three times to Broncos LY, by 7-6(2ot)-8 points; Lions lost three of last four here, with only win two years ago. LMU is 11-8 with five losses to teams in top 40, but they've also lost to Columbia/Morgan State; they are first WCC team to win at BYU and also upset Saint Louis, so they're hard to figure. WCC home underdogs are 6-5-1 vs spread, 3-2 if spread was less than five points. Santa Clara allowed 85.5 ppg in losing last six games.

Iona clubbed Siena 95-59 in Madison Square Garden in first meeting this year, its third straight series win (first two by 4-30). Gaels lost five in a row in Albany, by 1-5-1-20-6 points; they're 7-1 in MAAC, with every win by 12+ points (only loss was at home to Manhattan). MAAC home underdogs are 4-6 against the spread. Shorthanded Siena scored 56 ppg in losing last two games, by 19-11 points; they're basically playing only six guys, with a 7th guy getting a minute or two, but thats it.

Home side won six of last seven Citadel-Georgia Southern games, with Bulldogs seven of last eight visits here, losing by 28-34-28-19-30-3-12 points. Southern Conference home favorites are 21-13 vs spread, 7-3 if laying double digits. Citadel is 1-6 in SoCon, with only one loss by less than 15 points, and that was to an awful NC-Greensboro team. Eagles are 2-3 in last five games, with wins by 5-6 points; they're 4-0 at home in conference, with only one win by more than eight points.

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