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On 02/19/2012 12:03 PM in NCAA Basketball

Cnotes Sunday's Best Bets !

NCAAB:

02/19/2012 @ 10:00 AM CBB [823] MICHIGAN STATE -4½ 1.91

02/19/2012 @ 10:00 AM CBB [825] SYRACUSE -11 1.91

02/19/2012 @ 10:00 AM CBB [828] GEORGIA +5½ 1.91

02/19/2012 @ 01:00 PM CBB [830] TOTAL u112½ 1.91
(PENN STATE vrs WISCONSIN)

02/19/2012 @ 04:00 PM CBB [833] SOUTH FLORIDA +7½ 1.91

02/19/2012 @ 09:10 AM CBB [838] LOYOLA MARYLAND -8 1.91

02/19/2012 @ 12:00 PM CBB [839] TENNESSEE STATE +3 1.91

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cnotes Posts:27507 Followers:33
02/19/2012 12:18 PM

Early NBA Picks:

02/19/2012 @ 10:00 AM NBA [801] DALLAS -1½ 1.91

02/19/2012 @ 12:30 PM NBA [804] TOTAL u191 1.91
(ORLANDO vrs MIAMI)

02/19/2012 @ 03:05 PM NBA [805] BOSTON -5 1.91

02/19/2012 @ 03:05 PM NBA [806] TOTAL u181 1.91
(BOSTON vrs DETROIT)

02/19/2012 @ 03:05 PM NBA [808] CLEVELAND -2 1.91

02/19/2012 @ 03:05 PM NBA [809] CHARLOTTE +10½ 1.91

02/19/2012 @ 03:05 PM NBA [810] TOTAL u187½ 1.91
(CHARLOTTE vrs INDIANA)

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:27507 Followers:33
02/19/2012 12:20 PM

Later NBA Picks:

02/19/2012 @ 04:05 PM NBA [812] MINNESOTA +1 1.91

02/19/2012 @ 04:05 PM NBA [814] HOUSTON -6 1.91

02/19/2012 @ 04:05 PM NBA [815] TOTAL o195 1.91
(MILWAUKEE vrs NEW JERSEY)

02/19/2012 @ 04:05 PM NBA [816] NEW JERSEY +2 1.91

02/19/2012 @ 05:05 PM NBA [817] DENVER +8 1.91

02/19/2012 @ 05:05 PM NBA [817] TOTAL o210½ 1.91
(DENVER vrs OKLAHOMA CITY)

02/19/2012 @ 05:05 PM NBA [819] LA LAKERS -2½ 1.91

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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02/19/2012 12:24 PM

NHL Best Bets:

02/19/2012 @ 09:35 AM NHL [1] SAN JOSE 2.30

02/19/2012 @ 09:35 AM NHL [3] PITTSBURGH -1½ 3.05

02/19/2012 @ 12:35 PM NHL [6] TOTAL u5 2.05
(BOSTON vrs MINNESOTA)

02/19/2012 @ 09:35 AM NHL [7] ST. LOUIS 1.95

02/19/2012 @ 03:05 PM NHL [10] TOTAL u5 2.10
(NEW JERSEY vrs MONTREAL)

02/19/2012 @ 03:05 PM NHL [11] TOTAL o5 1.74
(ANAHEIM vrs FLORIDA)

02/19/2012 @ 04:05 PM NHL [13] NASHVILLE -1½ 3.25

02/19/2012 @ 05:05 PM NHL [16] NY RANGERS -1½ 2.00

02/19/2012 @ 05:35 PM NHL [17] COLORADO +1½ 1.38

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cnotes Posts:27507 Followers:33
02/19/2012 12:29 PM

Sunday's betting tips: Melo likely out

Who’s hot

NBA: Milwaukee is 5-0 straight-up and against the spread its past five against New Jersey.

NBA: Orlando is 6-3 straight-up and against the spread its past nine against Miami.

NHL: The over is 6-1-1 in Edmonton’s past eight games.

NHL: New Jersey is 7-2 in its past nine games.

NCAAB: Michigan State is 5-1 against the spread its past six games.

NCAAB: Oregon is 6-1 against the spreads its past seven games.

Who’s not

NBA: Boston is 3-7 against the spread its past 10 games.

NBA: Phoenix is 1-4 against the spread its past five home games.

NHL: Chicago is 1-9 in its past 10 games.

NHL: Boston is 2-9 in its past 11 games against the Minnesota Wild.

NCAAB: The under is 8-2 in South Florida’s past 10 games.

NCAAB: The under is 4-1 in Indiana’s past five road games.

Key stat

3 – Colorado Avalanche forward Ryan O’Reilly assisted on all of his team’s goals in a 3-1 win over Edmonton on Friday night. It was the third three-assist game of O’Reilly’s career, with all three coming in Canada: against Edmonton, Ottawa and Calgary. Colorado plays at Winnipeg on Sunday.

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks – Anthony (groin) is averaging 22.3 points per game but the Knicks have gone 5-1 without him as guard Jeremy Lin emerged as a superstar. And that trend could continue with coach Mike D’Antoni saying he expects his All-Star to sit out Sunday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks. D’Antoni did hint that both J.R. Smith and Baron Davis could see action against the defending champs.

Game of the day

Orlando Magic at Miami Heat (-9.5, 194)

Notable quotable

“You work within the templates the best way you think. Obviously, you're trying to do a better job than the next guy.'' -- Ken Howes, Hendrick Motorsports' vice president for competition, on modifications discovered to the No. 48 car driven by Jimmy Johnson during initial inspection for the Daytona 500 on Friday. NASCAR said suspensions for those involved have not been ruled out.

Notes and tips

New Jersey Nets center Brook Lopez is expected to make his season debut on Sunday against the Milwaukee Bucks. Lopez, who hasn’t touched the court this year due to a fractured fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot, hadn’t missed a game during the first three seasons of his career. The former Stanford star led the team in scoring with 20.4 points per game last year.

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski said he isn’t paying attention to the swirling trade rumors. "Nope," he told the Toronto Sun. "Haven't heard it. Don't think about it. Don't listen to the radio or read the papers." Grabovski has 18 goals and 21 assists this season but his recent play says he is lying: the forward hasn’t lit the lamp since last month and he has just four assists over his past eight games.

Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry is expected to return to the lineup when the defending champs play the Knicks in New York on Sunday. Terry, who missed the past games – one due to injury and another for personal reasons, is the team’s second leading scorer at 14.8 points per game. If Terry can’t go, expect lots of minutes for second-year guard Dominique Jones as backcourt mates Delonte West (injury) and Rodrigue Beaubois (family) won’t be available.

Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn is expected to miss Sunday’s game against Nashville as his leg was cut by a skate during his team’s 3-2 win over Calgary this week. Benn, who was seen walking around the team facility on crutches, has 17 goals and 32 assists in 52 games this season. It took 32 stiches to close the wound.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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02/19/2012 12:30 PM

Armadillo: Sunday's six-pack

With spring training starting, odds to win the 2012 World Series:

5-1-- Phillies-- Starting the season without Ryan Howard.

6-1-- Bronx-- Guess they didn't like AJ Burnett much.

8-1-- Red Sox/Rangers/Angels/Tigers-- Lot of big payrolls.

15-1-- Braves-Rays-Giants-- Can Buster Posey come back 100%?

20-1-- Diamondbacks-- Did they give up too much for Trevor Cahill?

25-1-- Cardinals-Marlins-Nationals-Reds-- Curious to see Miami.


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Armadillo: Sunday's List of 13: Wrapping up Bracket Buster Saturday.........

13) Murray State hammered banged-up St Mary's 65-51; looks like that loss to Tennessee State relaxed them; Racers visit TSU in their next game, which will be an interesting result. Better team with a revenge motive.

12) Drexel looked powerful is dismantling Cleveland State 69-49, holding the Vikings to 27% from the floor. Dragons have now won 15 in a row.

11) Arizona State didn't look powerful, trailing 36-8 at Washington State at halftime. No typo- it was 36 to freakin' 8, before Cougars won 72-50. Going to be interesting to see whether Herb Sendek comes back to Tempe next season; doubt they would fire him, but does he want to be there?

10) You look at how pathetic Arizona State and USC are on offense, then you realize they both lost their point guard before the season started, as USC's Fontan blew his knee out in Brazil last summer, and Arizona State never got prize PG recruit Carson eligible this year. Huge losses.

If you don't think so, look at the difference Jeremy Lin has made for the Knickerbockers; having a solid floor general makes all the difference.

9) Veteran refereee Karl Hess has some 'splainin' to do. Apparently two NC State basketball alums, Tom Gugliotta/Chris Corchiani, sit behind the scorers' table at NC State home games and root for their school, while at the same time critiquing the officials. They don't use profanity, but they are relentless and Hess had enough during Florida State's 76-62 win over the Wolfpack, and ejected the two of them.

Is it legal to eject fans who don't swear or throw things? Something tells me the officials need to get thicker skin. Their wallets are thick enough.

8) Notre Dame was down 39-19 with 1:30 left in the half, down 11 at the 5:30 to play mark, but rallied to beat Villanova 74-70 in OT in Philly, as Mike Brey builds his case for National Coach of the Year.

7) Ohio State lost 56-51 at Michigan; as good as the Buckeyes are, they are just 4-3 on the Big Dozen road. Sullinger doesn't get the ball enough; they're going to miss him when he's cashing those NBA paychecks.

6) Baylor has now lost three of its last four games, and is 5-5 in its last 10 after Kansas State came to Waco and upset the Bears, 57-56.

5) If you go to San Francisco home games, you had a fun week; Dons got beat by a point by BYU Thursday, 85-84, then upset Gonzaga 66-65 on Saturday night. Rex Walters is doing a good job at USF.

4) Finally caught South Dakota State and excellent guard Nate Wolters-- Jackrabbits have four players other than Wolters who shoot 40% on the arc. Wolters scores 22 a game but isn't good behind the arc. Jackrabbits are 22-7 and won at Washington by 19, so they're a legit threat to win in the Summit League tournament, but its not an easy league to win.

3) Memo to whomever it is that directs college basketball games on TV:

I say this several times of year, but no one listens: if the clock is running, never, ever, ever take the camera off the basketball, especially if one team is pressing. Don't show the fans, don't show the coach, keep it simple and show the freakin' game. Its not a lot to ask.

2) Clemson is now 0-56 in Chapel Hill, not that anyone though they had a shot this year. Thats not a typo; they're really 0-56 there, and they've had some pretty good teams the last few years. Maybe next year.

1) Last TV tilt of the night was a high-level game with Long Beach State going to Creighton and losing 81-79 at buzzer. Tremendous game, a very tough one to officiate. Doug McDermott, the coach's son, had 36 points and 11 rebounds for the Bluejays. Long Beach shot 58.8% for the game, but just 12-20 on foul line in game they led most of the way. Will be too bad if either one of these teams doesn't make the NCAA tournament.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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02/19/2012 12:32 PM

NCAAB
Long Sheet

Sunday, February 19

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INDIANA (20 - 6) at IOWA (13 - 13) - 2/19/2012, 6:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
INDIANA is 41-65 ATS (-30.5 Units) in February games since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
IOWA is 4-1 against the spread versus INDIANA over the last 3 seasons
IOWA is 4-1 straight up against INDIANA 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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MICHIGAN ST (21 - 5) at PURDUE (17 - 9) - 2/19/2012, 1:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
PURDUE is 16-7 ATS (+8.3 Units) in all home games over the last 2 seasons.
PURDUE is 16-7 ATS (+8.3 Units) in home lined games over the last 2 seasons.
MICHIGAN ST is 16-7 ATS (+8.3 Units) in all games this season.
MICHIGAN ST is 16-7 ATS (+8.3 Units) in all lined games this season.
MICHIGAN ST is 10-3 ATS (+6.7 Units) against conference opponents this season.
MICHIGAN ST is 12-3 ATS (+8.7 Units) after allowing 60 points or less this season.
MICHIGAN ST is 14-5 ATS (+8.5 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
PURDUE is 3-3 against the spread versus MICHIGAN ST over the last 3 seasons
PURDUE is 3-3 straight up against MICHIGAN ST over the last 3 seasons
3 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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SYRACUSE (26 - 1) at RUTGERS (12 - 14) - 2/19/2012, 1:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
SYRACUSE is 18-8 ATS (+9.2 Units) in road games over the last 3 seasons.
SYRACUSE is 18-8 ATS (+9.2 Units) in road lined games over the last 3 seasons.
SYRACUSE is 42-21 ATS (+18.9 Units) in road games after allowing 60 points or less since 1997.
RUTGERS is 3-12 ATS (-10.2 Units) after failing to cover the spread in 3 or more consecutive games over the last 3 seasons.

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

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VANDERBILT (18 - 8) at GEORGIA (12 - 13) - 2/19/2012, 1:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
VANDERBILT is 44-74 ATS (-37.4 Units) off a win against a conference rival since 1997.
GEORGIA is 19-7 ATS (+11.3 Units) off a loss against a conference rival over the last 3 seasons.
VANDERBILT is 13-4 ATS (+8.6 Units) in road games over the last 2 seasons.
VANDERBILT is 13-4 ATS (+8.6 Units) in road lined games over the last 2 seasons.
GEORGIA is 5-14 ATS (-10.4 Units) after allowing 60 points or less over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
GEORGIA is 4-2 against the spread versus VANDERBILT over the last 3 seasons
VANDERBILT is 5-1 straight up against GEORGIA over the last 3 seasons
4 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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PENN ST (12 - 15) at WISCONSIN (19 - 7) - 2/19/2012, 4:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
PENN ST is 1-8 ATS (-7.8 Units) in road games this season.
PENN ST is 1-8 ATS (-7.8 Units) in road lined games this season.
PENN ST is 0-7 ATS (-7.7 Units) in road games against conference opponents this season.
PENN ST is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) in road games after a conference game this season.
PENN ST is 1-7 ATS (-6.7 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
WISCONSIN is 116-87 ATS (+20.3 Units) in all home games since 1997.
WISCONSIN is 116-87 ATS (+20.3 Units) in home lined games since 1997.
PENN ST is 13-4 ATS (+8.6 Units) when the total is 119.5 or less since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
PENN ST is 5-1 against the spread versus WISCONSIN over the last 3 seasons
WISCONSIN is 4-2 straight up against PENN ST over the last 3 seasons
4 of 6 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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DUKE (22 - 4) at BOSTON COLLEGE (8 - 18) - 2/19/2012, 6:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
DUKE is 1-12 ATS (-12.2 Units) in a road game where the total is 135 to 139.5 since 1997.
BOSTON COLLEGE is 23-11 ATS (+10.9 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON COLLEGE is 22-8 ATS (+13.2 Units) against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON COLLEGE is 20-8 ATS (+11.2 Units) after a conference game over the last 2 seasons.
DUKE is 12-4 ATS (+7.6 Units) in road games against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
DUKE is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) in road games after a conference game over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
BOSTON COLLEGE is 2-1 against the spread versus DUKE over the last 3 seasons
DUKE is 3-0 straight up against BOSTON COLLEGE 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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S FLORIDA (16 - 10) at PITTSBURGH (15 - 12) - 2/19/2012, 7:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
S FLORIDA is 3-1 against the spread versus PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 2-2 straight up against S FLORIDA 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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OREGON (18 - 8) at STANFORD (18 - 8) - 2/19/2012, 7:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
OREGON is 14-5 ATS (+8.5 Units) in road games against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
OREGON is 13-5 ATS (+7.5 Units) in road games after a conference game over the last 2 seasons.
STANFORD is 5-17 ATS (-13.7 Units) revenging a road loss vs opponent over the last 3 seasons.

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

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BOSTON U (14 - 14) at LOYOLA-MD (19 - 7) - 2/19/2012, 12:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
BOSTON U is 28-13 ATS (+13.7 Units) in all games since 1997.
BOSTON U is 28-13 ATS (+13.7 Units) in all lined games since 1997.
BOSTON U is 22-9 ATS (+12.1 Units) in non-conference games since 1997.
LOYOLA-MD is 46-76 ATS (-37.6 Units) in all home games since 1997.
LOYOLA-MD is 46-76 ATS (-37.6 Units) in home lined games since 1997.
LOYOLA-MD is 1-9 ATS (-8.9 Units) in a home game where the total is 120 to 129.5 over the last 3 seasons.
LOYOLA-MD is 12-30 ATS (-21.0 Units) in home games in February games since 1997.
LOYOLA-MD is 34-58 ATS (-29.8 Units) in home games after a conference game since 1997.

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

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TENNESSEE ST (19 - 9) at MIAMI OHIO (8 - 16) - 2/19/2012, 3:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MIAMI OHIO is 19-8 ATS (+10.2 Units) as a home favorite of 3 points or less or pick since 1997.
MIAMI OHIO is 1-9 ATS (-8.9 Units) as a favorite this season.
MIAMI OHIO is 7-17 ATS (-11.7 Units) 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.

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02/19/2012 12:33 PM

NCAAB

Sunday, February 19

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Trend Report
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12:00 PM
BOSTON UNIVERSITY vs. LOYOLA
No trends available
Loyola is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Loyola's last 10 games

1:00 PM
VANDERBILT vs. GEORGIA
Vanderbilt is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Vanderbilt is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Georgia
Georgia is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
Georgia is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games at home

1:00 PM
MICHIGAN STATE vs. PURDUE
Michigan State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Purdue
Michigan State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Purdue
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Purdue's last 10 games
Purdue is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

1:00 PM
SYRACUSE vs. RUTGERS
Syracuse is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Syracuse is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Rutgers
Rutgers is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Rutgers is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games

3:00 PM
TENNESSEE STATE vs. MIAMI (OHIO)
Tennessee State is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Tennessee State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Miami (Ohio) is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Miami (Ohio) is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games

4:00 PM
PENN STATE vs. WISCONSIN
Penn State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Penn State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Wisconsin is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Wisconsin is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games

6:00 PM
DUKE vs. BOSTON COLLEGE
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Duke is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston College
Boston College is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston College's last 12 games

6:00 PM
INDIANA vs. IOWA
Indiana is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Indiana is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Iowa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Iowa is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

7:00 PM
SOUTH FLORIDA vs. PITTSBURGH
South Florida is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
South Florida is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games

7:30 PM
OREGON vs. STANFORD
Oregon is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Stanford
Oregon is 1-16 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Stanford
Stanford is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Stanford's last 7 games


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02/19/2012 12:34 PM

NCAAB

Sunday, February 19

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Discount dancing: Best NCAA Tournament value bets
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March is just around the corner which means the Madness is quick to follow.

There are really only four or five programs out there that look ready to win the NCAA Tournament, which means there’s a ton of value still to be had in the Big Dance futures odds.

If you like long-shot wagers and a nice payday come April 2, we suggest putting a few shekels down on these teams below, who are holding great futures value due to season slip-ups, but have the potential to go all the way to New Orleans this March.

Louisville Cardinals (+2,800)

Getting the Cardinals at this price is highway robbery. Louisville has played well below its standards this season due to a rash of injuries and the lack of cohesiveness because of them. However, Rick Pitino’s program is getting healthy and coming together at the right time.

They’ve won six of their last seven (7-0 ATS) and took Syracuse –everyone’s pick to make the Final Four – to the limit last week. Watch out for freshman Wayne Blackshear, who just debuted after sitting all season. He will be a star in March once he gets in game shape.

Indiana Hoosiers (+4,000)

The Hoosiers shouldn’t be this low on the NCAA futures list, so shop around to see if you can get a better price on Indiana. Perhaps it’s the capacity for knocking off the top teams that has books placing IU among the top 12 contenders (odds wise) for the national title. The Hoosiers did beat Kentucky and Ohio State this year – the two favorites to win the NCAA crown.

Indiana is young, dumb and full of… 3-point shooting range. It’s that ability to instantly break a game open that makes IU dangerous. Freshman center Cody Zeller is maturing with every outing in the rough-and-tumble Big Ten, and Tom Crean is no stranger to the Big Dance, going deep with Marquette and Michigan State. The biggest question surrounding IU this March will be if it can win away from Bloomington, where it’s 15-1 SU compared to just 4-5 on the road.

Vanderbilt Commodores (+8,000)

This team was supposed to be one of the Top 5 programs in the country this year. But the Commodores came out flat and bought into the hype, playing sloppy offense and lackadaisical defense. Hell, Vandy is in danger of missing the NCAA entirely if it doesn’t start kicking ass and taking names in the SEC.

The Commodores did just that in an explosive 102-76 win over Ole Miss Thursday. And while they missed out on a chance to upset No. 1 Kentucky, the Commodores showed they have the talent to keep pace with the best programs in the land. John Jenkins, Jeffery Taylor and Festus Ezeli are all NBA-quality players and, more often than not, the team with the most pro-level talent wins the Big Dance.

Xavier Musketeers (+8,000)

Xavier was another school that was supposed to set up shop in the Top 10 all season. However, the brawl with Cincinnati changed all that. The Musketeers haven’t been the same since Dec. 10, going 8-9 SU (6-10-1 ATS) in their last 17 contests. Add to those woes a terrific year for Xavier’s A-10 rivals, and the Musketeers could be on the outside looking in come Selection Sunday.

Head coach Chris Mack cracked the whip following the loss to Temple last weekend. He’s shaking things up, closing practice to the public and introducing some new schemes on both sides of the ball. Tu Holloway is still one of the best point guards in the country and Mark Lyons is providing depth since being moved to the bench.


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02/19/2012 12:35 PM

NCAAB

Sunday, February 19

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College funds: Sunday's best NCAAB bets
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Vanderbilt Commodores at Georgia Bulldogs (+6, 130)

The Commodores appear to be opening up the sails at the right time.

The team not only dropped 102 points in a win over Ole Miss this week, it was the first time Vandy had topped the century mark in five years. The Commodores are one of the SEC’s top shooting and in recent games they’ve surpassed their season averages. During a 2-1 stretch, Vanderbilt is shooting 48 percent from the field (80 of 165) and 45 percent from behind the arc (27 of 60). Freshman Kedren Johnson has been excellent off the bench lately, contributing 10 assists and just one turnover in the last three games.

Vanderbilt also dominated the team’s first meeting in Nashville earlier this season, out-scoring Georgia 32-16 in the paint and made 14 more free throws in an 11-point win.

Pick: Commodores


Duke Blue Devils at Boston College Eagles (+15.5, 139.5)

The Blue Devils can move into a three-way tie for first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a win over the Eagles, who are tied for 10th and have the league’s worst overall winning percentage.

Duke teammates and brothers Mason and Miles Plumlee are combining to average 17.9 points and 16.3 rebounds, and one of them has led the team in rebounding in 24 of 26 games.

And all that domination in the paint is opening up room for the guards.

Seth Curry is averaging 18.6 points over the last five games, during which he’s been in double figures every time and shot 43.2 percent on 3-pointers. Austin Rivers, named the ACC Freshman of the Week for the fourth straight time, is averaging 15 points and has had 22 double-figure games.

Duke also leads the ACC with 8.2 threes per game and Boston College ranks third at 7.2.

Pick: Blue Devils


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