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02/23/2012 03:18 PM

Thunder aim for 12th straight home win hosting Lakers

LOS ANGELES LAKERS (20-13)

at OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER (26-7)


Tip-off: Thursday, 9:35 p.m. ET
Line: Oklahoma City -6½, Total: 191½

Two red-hot teams try to close the first half of the season on a high note Thursday when the Lakers (5-1 in past six games) visit an Oklahoma City team seeking its 12th straight home win and fifth straight victory overall.

Can the Thunder roll past the Lakers on Thursday? To find out, connect to the NBA Three at Three Pass for ATS picks covering all the marquee NBA games each day. NBA Pass continues its surge, posting a 15-9 ATS record (63%) since Feb. 14.

The Lakers have been a horrible road team this season at 6-11 (5-12 ATS), scoring just 90.9 PPG on 42.9% FG (27.7% 3-pt FG) away from Staples Center. But the team was able to overcome a rare off night for Kobe Bryant (4-of-15 FG, 5-of-9 FT, 7 TO) and win 96-91 in Dallas on Wednesday. Pau Gasol had 24 points and nine rebounds, while Andrew Bynum tallied another double-double with 19 points and 14 boards. Gasol, who has been the subject of trade rumors, has been sizzling in his past 10 games with 18.4 PPG and 12.7 RPG. But he hasn’t enjoyed playing in Oklahoma City, scoring just 13.8 PPG on 44.7% FG in four career games in Oklahoma. The FoxSheets have a three-star trend siding with the Lakers:

Play Against - Home teams (OKLAHOMA CITY) - after going over the total by more than 6 points in three consecutive games, with a winning record on the season playing another winning team. (35-10 over the last 5 seasons.) (77.8%, +24 units. Rating = 3*).

Oklahoma City is averaging 107.9 PPG on 51% FG during its 11-game home win streak, and the offense got a huge boost with the return of super-sub James Harden on Wednesday. Harden had 17 points (6-of-10 FG) and seven assists in the Thunder’s 119-104 thrashing of Boston on Wednesday after missing Monday’s win over New Orleans because of an ankle injury. Kevin Durant has been tremendous all season, but he has really heated up over his past five games with 33.2 PPG on 54% FG and 15-of-27 threes. He has had little trouble scoring against the Lakers as well. In the past three seasons, Durant is averaging 26.6 PPG, 6.3 RPG and 3.4 APG in 10 regular-season games against Los Angeles. Russell Westbrook is also having a huge season, and he poured in a game-high 31 points in Wednesday’s win over Boston. Westbrook now has 34.0 PPG (51% FG) and 6.3 APG in his past three contests. He also played extremely well against the Lakers last year with 26.7 PPG, 8.3 APG and 5.7 RPG in the three meetings. The FoxSheets provide this strong trend backing the Thunder:

Play On - Home favorites (OKLAHOMA CITY) - average 3PT shooting team (33-36.5%) against a poor 3PT shooting team (<=33%), poor ball handling team (>=16.5 TO's) against an average ball handling team (14.5-16.5 TO's). (62-30 since 1996.) (67.4%, +29 units. Rating = 2*).

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02/23/2012 03:25 PM

No. 5 Duke seeks vengeance on FSU Thursday

DUKE BLUE DEVILS (23-4)

at FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES (19-7)


Tip-off: Thursday, 7:00 p.m. EDT
Line: Duke -1½, Total: 140½

No. 5 Duke will look to avoid falling to Florida State twice in the same season by avenging its defeat at Cameron Indoor Stadium with a road victory in Tallahassee.

The Blue Devils have been money in ACC road games with six straight wins (5-1 ATS) by an average of 11.3 PPG. But FSU has had a leg up in this series, winning two straight SU and four of six ATS. Can FSU complete the season sweep of the Blue Devils? For the answer, check out the College Basketball Weekday 6-Pack for picks covering all the big games in college basketball each weekday. The 6-Pack is a perfect 4-0 ATS so far this week.

Duke’s offense is heating up, scoring 73+ points in 11 straight contests. Seth Curry (13.6 PPG), who really hurt his Blue Devils teammates by going 4-for-16 FG in the Jan. 21 loss to the ‘Noles, has 20.0 PPG (50% FG, 52% threes) in his past five games. Curry has been a big reason Duke’s offense scores 79.5 PPG, 11th most in the nation. Freshman Austin Rivers (15.0 PPG) brings the star power as the team’s leading scorer having started all but one game this season. The only Blue Devils player to start every game, however, is post player Mason Plumlee (11.2 PPG, 9.7 RPG) who has yet to find himself consistently on the offensive end, but regularly grabs double-digit boards. He and his brother Miles Plumlee (6.5 PPG, 6.6 RPG) form a strong rebounding front duo, while Ryan Kelly (11.9 PPG) can stretch opposing defenses out from the forward position with a team-best 41.3% three-point shooting. These FoxSheets trends also like the Blue Devils to win on Thursday.

DUKE is 10-1 ATS (90.9%, +8.9 Units) in road games after 3 consecutive conference games over the last 2 seasons. The average score was DUKE 78.6, OPPONENT 62.7 - (Rating = 3*).

FLORIDA ST is 6-19 ATS (24.0%, -14.9 Units) after having won 6 or 7 of their last 8 games over the last 3 seasons. The average score was FLORIDA ST 69.9, OPPONENT 62.8 - (Rating = 2*).

Despite his recent skids, Snaer (13.5 PPG, 1.7 threes per game) is the team’s leading scorer. Ian Miller (10.5 PPG, 1.3 threes per game) picked up the slack against NC State in the team’s 76-62 win with a 17-point performance on 6-of-9 shooting. The key for the ‘Noles turning around their woes, however, might be winning the battle with the Plumlees in the paint. To do so, it will have to be senior Bernard James (10.4 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 2.3 BPG) who must do his best to claim the paint. Luke Loucks (6.7 PPG, 4.0 APG) runs the team’s offense at the point and is not much of a scorer, but averages the most assists of any player in this game. He’ll have his hands full on the defensive end though, guarding the talented Duke backcourt. This three-star FoxSheets trend also expects the ‘Noles to win on Thursday.

Play On - All teams where the line is +3 to -3 (FLORIDA STATE) - excellent defensive team (<=40%) against an average defensive team (42.5-45%) after 15+ games, average ball handling team (14.5-17.5 TO) vs. a poor pressure defense (<=14.5 TO) after 15+ games. (66-29 since 1997.) (69.5%, +34.1 units. Rating = 3*).

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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02/23/2012 03:26 PM

No. 17 Louisville tries to stay hot in Cincy Thursday

LOUISVILLE CARDINALS (21-6, 9-5 Big East)

at CINCINNATI BEARCATS (19-8, 9-5 Big East)


Tip-Off: Thursday, 9:00 p.m. EDT
Line: Cincinnati -1½, Total: 131

No. 17 Louisville and Cincinnati look to move into a tie for fourth place in the conference and inch closer to a double-bye in the Big East Tournament when the two schools meet in Cincy on Thursday night.

After an ugly 1-3 start in the Big East, Louisville has been spectacular in conference play, going 8-2 SU and ATS, with its only two SU losses coming against Syracuse and Marquette—the top two teams in the conference. The Cardinals squeaked out an ugly 90-82 overtime win at last-place DePaul on Saturday after rallying from a 17-point deficit, dropping to 1-2 ATS as a road favorite in Big East play. The Bearcats have won four of their past five games, but three of the four victories came against sub-.500 Big East teams, including bottom-feeders DePaul and Providence. Cincy is 2-5 ATS over its past seven contests, and just 2-9 ATS in home games this season. By all accounts, the better team is getting points here. And expect the Cardinals to come out angry after a less-than-stellar showing against the league’s worst team. Take LOUISVILLE to win here as a road dog.

This three-star FoxSheets trend also favors the Cardinals:

Mick Cronin is 8-23 ATS (25.8%, -17.3 Units) after having won 4 of their last 5 games as the coach of CINCINNATI. The average score was CINCINNATI 69.1, OPPONENT 68.9 - (Rating = 3*).

The healthier this Louisville team has gotten over the past month, the more dominant it has become, with four different players averaging double-figures and nine players averaging 10+ minutes. Senior swingman Kyle Kuric (13.3 PPG, 4.8 RPG) led the comeback over DePaul on Saturday, dropping 25 points on 9-for-17 shooting, including 5-for-10 from three-point range. Fellow guards Chris Smith (20 points) and Russ Smith (16 points) also stepped up, but Louisville got just 10 combined points from its frontcourt tandem of Gorgui Dieng (10.0 PPG, 9.2 RPG) and Chane Behanan (9.4 PPG, 7.8 RPG). The Cards will face a very guard-oriented squad in Cincinnati (36% 3-pt FG, 2nd in Big East), but Dieng and Behanan should be able to bottle up Bearcats big man Yancy Gates inside and force Cincy to rely on jump shots.

The Bearcats feature four double-figure scorers of their own, led by a scrappy trio of guards. Sensational sophomore Sean Kilpatrick (15.0 PPG, 5.1 RPG) leads all scorers, along with senior Dion Dixon (13.6 PPG)—whose 20 points (5-for-14 FG) paced Cincinnati to a 62-57 win over Seton Hall on Saturday. The X-factor in this matchup will be the play of Gates (12.4 PPG, 9.2 RPG) inside the post. Louisville tends to play a 2-3 matchup zone, but Gates had a great game against the 2-3 zone of Syracuse one month ago (16 points, 10 rebounds) in a 60-53 loss at Fifth Third Arena. If Gates gets into foul trouble, it will be difficult for the Bearcats to generate second-chance opportunities on offense without any other solid rebounder in the lineup.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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02/23/2012 03:36 PM

Gonzaga attempts to slow down BYU Thursday

BYU COUGARS (23-6)

at GONZAGA BULLDOGS (21-5)


Tip-off: Thursday, 11:00 p.m. EDT
Line: Gonzaga -6½, Total: 146½

BYU and its high-octane offense will look to score an upset win on the road and move out of a tie for second in the WCC as they take on Mark Few’s Gonzaga Bulldogs. The Cougars are a perfect 5-0 (4-1 ATS) in February.

Gonzaga had an awful first have in Provo on Feb. 2, shooting 27% FG with 15 turnovers. But the Zags turned it on in the second half (49 points, 51% FG, 4 TO) and the offense has thrived ever since, shooting 50% FG or better in each of five games since that loss to the Cougars. But which WCC team will prevail on Thursday? For the answer, check out the College Basketball Weekday 6-Pack for picks covering all the big games in college basketball each weekday. The 6-Pack is a perfect 4-0 ATS so far this week.

With four players who average double-digit points, the Cougars are hard to plan against. Teamleader Noah Hartsock (17.3 PPG) has come alive this season with 8.7 PPG more than last season, and he is coming off a strong 21-point performance against Santa Clara Saturday (82-67 win) in which he shot 8-of-14 from the field. Leading rebounder Brandon Davies (14.3 PPG, 7.7 RPG) had 20 points on an efficient 6-of-7 shooting in Saturday’s win, but only grabbed three rebounds. Carlos Abouo (11.4 PPG, 6.1 RPG) is the team’s second-best rebounder, effectively using his body as a swingman. He lead the team with eight boards in Saturday’s win. Freshman point guard Matt Carlino (12.9 PPG, 4.6 APG) has shown confidence in his role commanding the offense, unafraid to launch from deep where he hits 1.7 of his 5.0 attempts per game. He registered just two points in the team’s most recent game, but notched seven assists, his highest total in 11 games. This three-star FoxSheets coaching trend also likes the Cougars to win on Thursday.

Dave Rose is 34-12 ATS (73.9%, +20.8 Units) in February games as the coach of BYU. The average score was BYU 78.2, OPPONENT 66.4 - (Rating = 3*).

The Bulldogs feature a quieter offense led by Kevin Pangos (13.4 PPG) who is coming off a weak six-point game in the team’s 66-65 loss to San Francisco Saturday, in which he was 0-of-5 from beyond the arc. He and Gary Bell (9.8 PPG, 1.4 threes per game) must have a strong performance from deep in order to compete with the Cougars offense. It’s a good thing they have Elias Harris (13.2 PPG, 8.2 RPG) on the interior. If he can duplicate his 21-point, 11-rebound performance from his last time out, or any of his three double-doubles in his past four games, Gonzaga will be in good shape to win with some decent guard play to help him. This strong FoxSheets trends also sides with the Bulldogs:

BYU is 7-21 ATS (25.0%, -16.1 Units) after a game where they covered the spread over the last 2 seasons. The average score was BYU 76.8, OPPONENT 69.8 - (Rating = 2*).

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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02/23/2012 03:40 PM

Thursday’s betting tips: Action drives Heat-Knicks line up

Who’s hot

NBA: Miami has covered the number in six of its last seven.

NBA: San Antonio is 10-2-1 against the spread in its last 13.

NHL: The over is 6-0 in Philadelphia’s last six.

NHL: Phoenix has won seven of its last eight against Calgary.

NCAAB: Iowa has covered the number in eight of its last 10 home games.

NCAAB: Louisville is 7-1 against the spread in its last eight.

Who’s not

NBA: Orlando is 1-10 against the spread in its last 11 meetings with Atlanta.

NBA: Oklahoma City is 1-4 against the number in its last five meetings with the Lakers.

NHL: Minnesota is 3-13 in its last 16 as a road underdog.

NHL: The over is 3-13 in Anaheim’s last 16 overall.

NCAAB: St. Mary’s is 0-5 against the spread in its last five.

NCAAB: Murray State is 3-7-1 against the spread in its last 11.

Key stat

16.8 – The Miami Heat have won seven consecutive games by double figures, the longest such streak since the 1969-70 New York Knicks accomplished that feat. Miami is winning by an average of 16.8 during the surge. The Heat opened as 10-point favorites in Thursday’s home game against the Knicks and that number was quickly bet up to 10.5 by early Wednesday evening.

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

Cam Ward, Carolina Hurricanes – Ward is considered questionable for Thursday’s matchup with the Anaheim Ducks after suffering a lower body injury last Saturday. Ward, who is 21-18-10 with a 2.81 goals against average and three shutouts, sat out Monday’s 5-0 blowout of Washington, with Justin Peters earning a 17-save shutout.

Game of the day

Duke Blue Devils at Florida State Seminoles (Pick 'em, 140.5)

Notable quotable

“Obviously there was a bit of hype. There's always hype when the No.1 player is playing with the No. 64 seed. But I think Luke and I took it for what it was, you know. And I think he didn't want to play me and I sure as hell didn't want to play him the first round. But that's the way it worked out. But I played well. I thought I hit the ball well and eventually made the odd putt.” – Ernie Els on his 5&4 first-round upset of Luke Donald. Els, the No. 64 seed now takes on No. 33 Peter Hanson. Els is set at +3500 to win the tournament.

Notes and tips

The Phoenix Coyotes acquired center Antoine Vermette from the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday. The Blue Jackets receive goaltender Curtis McElhinney, a 2012 second-round draft pick and a 2012 fifth-round pick in return. Vermette has eight goals and 19 assists in 60 games for the Blue Jackets this season and will be a big addition to the Coyotes down the middle. McElhinney has appeared in two games for the Coyotes this season after previously serving as a backup for the Calgary Flames, Anaheim Ducks and Ottawa Senators. Phoenix visits Calgary Thursday.

Alabama Crimson Tide forward JaMychal Green has been reinstated following his suspension, which he was serving for conduct detrimental to the team. However, he won’t play Thursday against Arkansas and his status for this weekend’s game against Mississippi State is still up in the air. Green averages 14.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.

New York Knicks guard Iman Schumpert was expected to miss his second straight game Wednesday against the Atlanta Hawks because of patella tendinitis in his left knee. The Deseret News and Hoopsworld reported Wednesday that Schumpert will also pull out of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest because of the injury. Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans has been added to the contest, according to the team's official website. Meanwhile, Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo will replace injured Atlanta Hawks guard Joe Johnson in the upcoming NBA All-Star Game. Rondo is averaging 14.8 points and 9.5 assists per game this season. Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant will also replace Johnson in the 3-point contest.

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will miss Thursday's game against the Dallas Stars due to an upper body injury. "He's progressing, but he's day to day," Chicago coach Joel Quenneville told reporters on Wednesday. Toews finished Sunday's 3-1 win over St. Louis, but missed Tuesday's 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. The 23-year-old Toews has 29 goals and 28 assists in 59 games for the Blackhawks this season.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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02/23/2012 03:41 PM

Armadillo: Thursday's six-pack

Handicapping the broadcast pairings for the NCAA tournament........

8) Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore—Hopefully Harlan’s hysterical act stays in the NBA; being paired with scholarly Elmore should help with that.

7) Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel—Worked Nets’ games together for years. Nothing special.

6) Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner— Anderson does Milwaukee Brewer games in summer; haven’t heard him do lot of basketball. Bonner has been around forever, an impressive feat for a someone as vanilla as he is.

5) Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg—Kellogg, like lot of analysts, regressed once he started working less games. There’s no way he talks in real life like he does on TV.

4) Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery—I think Raftery is better when he works with a younger play-by-play guy. Like Lundquist better on football.

3) Spero Dedes/Bob Wenzel—Wenzel is underrated as an analyst; former coach, enthusiastic, knows his stuff. Fun to listen to.

2) Tim Brando/Mike Gminski—Brando is highly underrated as a play-by-play guy. These two did ACC Sunday night games for years together on FOX Sports.

1) Marv Albert/Steve Kerr—Far and away the best of these pairings. Not even close.


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Armadillo: Thursday's List of 13: Nobody asked me, but..........

13) Big East is adding Temple in all sports, which is somewhat confusing, since Temple is actually in the east and not near San Diego or Boise; this gives the Big East 13 football schools, 18 basketball schools and cuts the Atlantic 13 down by a school. Interesting to see if they lose someone else or add one to get back to 14.

12) Mets probably won’t trade David Wright this season, since if they do, he becomes a free agent after this season instead of after 2013, which would greatly reduce what they could get back for him.

11) If you see college basketball coaches wearing blue bow ties this week, its not a tribute to Pee Wee Herman, it’s a thing for prostate cancer awareness. Definitely catches your attention.

10) Guy was driving in New York City this week; a piece of Queensboro Bridge fell off and smashed his Mercedes; now that’s a bad day. Its also a hell of a lawsuit waiting to happen.

9) Maryland football coach Randy Edsall allowed QB Danny O’Brien a full release from his scholarship, so he can transfer anywhere he wants, namely Vanderbilt, where former Terp assistant James Franklin is now head coach, but then they filed tampering charges against Vandy. Blocking a kid from transferring to a certain place makes the coach look like a bully, whether he is or not. Maryland looks bad in all of this.

8) Illinois actually gave up a 36-4 run at Nebraska Saturday: I’d love to know the last time the Cornhuskers had a 36-4 run in a conference game. In basketball, not football.

7) American golfers won the first seven tournaments this season on the PGA Tour, first time that has happened since 2001.

6) This year’s Match Play tournament is first one where none of the #1 seeds is an American.

5) How many debates do these Republican Presidential candidates have? Don’t they get sick of talking to each other? Or do they like the free TV publicity? Politicians never, ever get sick of publicity.

4) If anyone asks you, Jaromir Jagr has scored 16 regular season OT goals, the most of anyone in NHL history.

3) West Virginia paid $350,000 to get out of its football game with Florida State, which had trouble replacing the Mountaineers on its 2012 schedule. FSU finally added I-AA Savannah State. Will be interesting to find out if they charge less for those tickets than for the WVU game.

2) Rajan Rondo is an NBA All-Star, replacing Joe Johnson, and Iman Shumpert is out of the dunk contest because of a sore knee. Thank the Lord they didn’t add Jeremy Lin to the All-Star team. Don’t think it wasn’t discussed.

1) February 22, 1980, the Miracle on Ice, one of most famous sporting events ever. Where was I? My college basketball team was losing a 4-OT game in our conference tournament out in Buffalo at the same time that famous hockey game was being played. Never saw the game until the following July, when it was replayed on TV that July 4th.

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02/23/2012 03:42 PM

NCAAB
Long Sheet

Thursday, February 22

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DUKE (23 - 4) at FLORIDA ST (19 - 7) - 2/23/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
FLORIDA ST is 14-4 ATS (+9.6 Units) in a home game where the total is 140 to 144.5 since 1997.
FLORIDA ST is 18-8 ATS (+9.2 Units) after a conference game over the last 2 seasons.
DUKE is 13-4 ATS (+8.6 Units) in road games against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
DUKE is 12-3 ATS (+8.7 Units) in road games after a conference game over the last 2 seasons.


Head-to-Head Series History
FLORIDA ST is 2-1 against the spread versus DUKE over the last 3 seasons
FLORIDA ST is 2-1 straight up against DUKE 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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ALABAMA (17 - 9) at ARKANSAS (17 - 10) - 2/23/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ARKANSAS is 25-9 ATS (+15.1 Units) in home games versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game after 15+ games since 1997.
ARKANSAS is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) in home games versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game over the last 2 seasons.


Head-to-Head Series History
ARKANSAS is 4-1 against the spread versus ALABAMA over the last 3 seasons
ALABAMA is 3-2 straight up against ARKANSAS 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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S ALABAMA (15 - 10) at FLA ATLANTIC (11 - 16) - 2/23/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
S ALABAMA is 10-19 ATS (-10.9 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
FLA ATLANTIC is 3-11 ATS (-9.1 Units) against conference opponents this season.
FLA ATLANTIC is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) in February games this season.
FLA ATLANTIC is 3-10 ATS (-8.0 Units) after a conference game this season.
FLA ATLANTIC is 4-13 ATS (-10.3 Units) in home games after scoring 60 points or less since 1997.


Head-to-Head Series History
S ALABAMA is 4-2 against the spread versus FLA ATLANTIC over the last 3 seasons
FLA ATLANTIC is 3-3 straight up against S ALABAMA 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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DETROIT (17 - 12) at CLEVELAND ST (20 - 9) - 2/23/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
DETROIT is 57-81 ATS (-32.1 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.
CLEVELAND ST is 1-8 ATS (-7.8 Units) off a loss against a conference rival over the last 2 seasons.
CLEVELAND ST is 24-41 ATS (-21.1 Units) after 3 or more consecutive losses since 1997.


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

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WRIGHT ST (13 - 16) at YOUNGSTOWN ST (14 - 13) - 2/23/2012, 7:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


Head-to-Head Series History
YOUNGSTOWN ST is 4-1 against the spread versus WRIGHT ST over the last 3 seasons
WRIGHT ST is 5-0 straight up against YOUNGSTOWN ST over the last 3 seasons
4 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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TROY (8 - 17) at FLA INTERNATIONAL (7 - 19) - 2/23/2012, 7:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
FLA INTERNATIONAL is 15-6 ATS (+8.4 Units) after 3 or more consecutive losses over the last 3 seasons.
FLA INTERNATIONAL is 26-47 ATS (-25.7 Units) as a favorite since 1997.
FLA INTERNATIONAL is 56-86 ATS (-38.6 Units) in all home games since 1997.
FLA INTERNATIONAL is 56-86 ATS (-38.6 Units) in home lined games since 1997.
FLA INTERNATIONAL is 42-63 ATS (-27.3 Units) in home games against conference opponents since 1997.
FLA INTERNATIONAL is 25-42 ATS (-21.2 Units) in home games off a loss against a conference rival since 1997.


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

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WI-GREEN BAY (13 - 14) at LOYOLA-IL (7 - 20) - 2/23/2012, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
WI-GREEN BAY is 22-12 ATS (+8.8 Units) against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
WI-GREEN BAY is 16-5 ATS (+10.5 Units) when playing with one or less days rest over the last 2 seasons.
WI-GREEN BAY is 32-16 ATS (+14.4 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a losing record after 15 or more games since 1997.


Head-to-Head Series History
WI-GREEN BAY is 4-1 against the spread versus LOYOLA-IL over the last 3 seasons
WI-GREEN BAY is 4-1 straight up against LOYOLA-IL over the last 3 seasons
4 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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WI-MILWAUKEE (17 - 12) at IL-CHICAGO (8 - 19) - 2/23/2012, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
WI-MILWAUKEE is 1-8 ATS (-7.8 Units) in a road game where the total is 120 to 129.5 over the last 2 seasons.
IL-CHICAGO is 98-69 ATS (+22.1 Units) in all home games since 1997.
IL-CHICAGO is 98-69 ATS (+22.1 Units) in home lined games since 1997.
WI-MILWAUKEE is 147-108 ATS (+28.2 Units) against conference opponents since 1997.
WI-MILWAUKEE is 10-2 ATS (+7.8 Units) in February games over the last 2 seasons.


Head-to-Head Series History
IL-CHICAGO is 4-2 against the spread versus WI-MILWAUKEE over the last 3 seasons
WI-MILWAUKEE is 6-0 straight up against IL-CHICAGO 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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N TEXAS (15 - 12) at ARK-LITTLE ROCK (14 - 14) - 2/23/2012, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ARK-LITTLE ROCK is 18-6 ATS (+11.4 Units) in all games this season.
ARK-LITTLE ROCK is 18-6 ATS (+11.4 Units) in all lined games this season.
ARK-LITTLE ROCK is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) against conference opponents this season.
ARK-LITTLE ROCK is 10-3 ATS (+6.7 Units) after a conference game this season.
ARK-LITTLE ROCK is 8-2 ATS (+5.8 Units) off a win against a conference rival this season.
ARK-LITTLE ROCK is 10-1 ATS (+8.9 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
N TEXAS is 16-5 ATS (+10.5 Units) in all games this season.
N TEXAS is 16-5 ATS (+10.5 Units) in all lined games this season.
N TEXAS is 15-4 ATS (+10.6 Units) when the total is 130 to 139.5 over the last 3 seasons.
N TEXAS is 10-3 ATS (+6.7 Units) as an underdog this season.
N TEXAS is 20-6 ATS (+13.4 Units) as a road underdog of 3 points or less or pick since 1997.
N TEXAS is 9-1 ATS (+7.9 Units) in road games this season.
N TEXAS is 9-1 ATS (+7.9 Units) in road lined games this season.
N TEXAS is 12-2 ATS (+9.8 Units) against conference opponents this season.
N TEXAS is 12-1 ATS (+10.9 Units) after a conference game this season.


Head-to-Head Series History
N TEXAS is 4-2 against the spread versus ARK-LITTLE ROCK over the last 3 seasons
N TEXAS is 4-2 straight up against ARK-LITTLE ROCK 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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ARKANSAS ST (12 - 17) at W KENTUCKY (9 - 18) - 2/23/2012, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
W KENTUCKY is 7-1 ATS (+5.9 Units) when the total is 120 to 129.5 this season.
W KENTUCKY is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) versus poor offensive teams - scoring <=64 points/game over the last 3 seasons.


Head-to-Head Series History
ARKANSAS ST is 3-1 against the spread versus W KENTUCKY over the last 3 seasons
W KENTUCKY is 3-1 straight up against ARKANSAS ST 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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MIDDLE TENN ST (24 - 4) at LA-MONROE (2 - 25) - 2/23/2012, 8:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MIDDLE TENN ST is 29-14 ATS (+13.6 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a losing record after 15 or more games since 1997.
LA-MONROE is 5-14 ATS (-10.4 Units) in all home games over the last 2 seasons.
LA-MONROE is 5-14 ATS (-10.4 Units) in home lined games over the last 2 seasons.


Head-to-Head Series History
LA-MONROE is 1-1 against the spread versus MIDDLE TENN ST over the last 3 seasons
MIDDLE TENN ST is 2-0 straight up against LA-MONROE 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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UCLA (15 - 12) at ARIZONA ST (8 - 19) - 2/23/2012, 8:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ARIZONA ST is 7-20 ATS (-15.0 Units) in all games this season.
ARIZONA ST is 7-20 ATS (-15.0 Units) in all lined games this season.
ARIZONA ST is 2-11 ATS (-10.1 Units) when the total is 120 to 129.5 this season.
ARIZONA ST is 3-11 ATS (-9.1 Units) in all home games this season.
ARIZONA ST is 3-11 ATS (-9.1 Units) in home lined games this season.
ARIZONA ST is 1-7 ATS (-6.7 Units) revenging a road loss vs opponent this season.
ARIZONA ST is 6-17 ATS (-12.7 Units) versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game over the last 3 seasons.


Head-to-Head Series History
UCLA is 3-2 against the spread versus ARIZONA ST over the last 3 seasons
UCLA is 4-1 straight up against ARIZONA ST 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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WISCONSIN (20 - 7) at IOWA (14 - 13) - 2/23/2012, 9:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
WISCONSIN is 12-5 ATS (+6.5 Units) after allowing 60 points or less this season.


Head-to-Head Series History
IOWA is 2-1 against the spread versus WISCONSIN over the last 3 seasons
WISCONSIN is 2-1 straight up against IOWA 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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STANFORD (18 - 9) at COLORADO (18 - 8) - 2/23/2012, 10:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
COLORADO is 15-6 ATS (+8.4 Units) revenging a road loss vs opponent over the last 3 seasons.
STANFORD is 38-20 ATS (+16.0 Units) in road games in February games since 1997.


Head-to-Head Series History
STANFORD is 1-0 against the spread versus COLORADO over the last 3 seasons
STANFORD is 1-0 straight up against COLORADO 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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CALIFORNIA (22 - 6) at UTAH (5 - 21) - 2/23/2012, 9:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CALIFORNIA is 17-9 ATS (+7.1 Units) in all games this season.
CALIFORNIA is 17-9 ATS (+7.1 Units) in all lined games this season.
CALIFORNIA is 15-6 ATS (+8.4 Units) as a favorite this season.
CALIFORNIA is 88-60 ATS (+22.0 Units) in road games against conference opponents since 1997.
CALIFORNIA is 33-20 ATS (+11.0 Units) after a conference game over the last 3 seasons.


Head-to-Head Series History
CALIFORNIA is 1-0 against the spread versus UTAH over the last 3 seasons
CALIFORNIA is 1-0 straight up against UTAH 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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HAWAII (15 - 11) at NEW MEXICO ST (20 - 8) - 2/23/2012, 9:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NEW MEXICO ST is 29-16 ATS (+11.4 Units) against conference opponents over the last 3 seasons.
HAWAII is 18-8 ATS (+9.2 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.


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

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SAN JOSE ST (9 - 17) at LOUISIANA TECH (13 - 14) - 2/23/2012, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
SAN JOSE ST is 47-69 ATS (-28.9 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record since 1997.


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

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LOUISVILLE (21 - 6) at CINCINNATI (19 - 8) - 2/23/2012, 9:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
LOUISVILLE is 19-35 ATS (-19.5 Units) after allowing 80 points or more since 1997.
LOUISVILLE is 33-21 ATS (+9.9 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
LOUISVILLE is 33-21 ATS (+9.9 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
LOUISVILLE is 16-5 ATS (+10.5 Units) as a road underdog of 3 points or less or pick since 1997.
LOUISVILLE is 92-66 ATS (+19.4 Units) in road games since 1997.
LOUISVILLE is 92-66 ATS (+19.4 Units) in road lined games since 1997.
LOUISVILLE is 16-6 ATS (+9.4 Units) in a road game where the total is 130 to 134.5 since 1997.
CINCINNATI is 2-9 ATS (-7.9 Units) in all home games this season.
CINCINNATI is 2-9 ATS (-7.9 Units) in home lined games this season.
CINCINNATI is 6-18 ATS (-13.8 Units) in home games against conference opponents over the last 3 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 50-72 ATS (-29.2 Units) in home games after a conference game since 1997.
CINCINNATI is 81-112 ATS (-42.2 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games since 1997.
CINCINNATI is 27-52 ATS (-30.2 Units) versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game after 15+ games since 1997.


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

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USC (6 - 21) at ARIZONA (19 - 9) - 2/23/2012, 8:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
USC is 9-17 ATS (-9.7 Units) in all games this season.
USC is 9-17 ATS (-9.7 Units) in all lined games this season.
USC is 3-10 ATS (-8.0 Units) after a conference game this season.
USC is 9-2 ATS (+6.8 Units) in road games versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game over the last 2 seasons.


Head-to-Head Series History
ARIZONA is 4-2 against the spread versus USC over the last 3 seasons
ARIZONA is 4-2 straight up against USC 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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ST MARYS-CA (23 - 5) at PORTLAND (6 - 21) - 2/23/2012, 10:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ST MARYS-CA is 2-11 ATS (-10.1 Units) in February games over the last 2 seasons.
PORTLAND is 14-5 ATS (+8.5 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.
PORTLAND is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) in home games versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game over the last 2 seasons.
ST MARYS-CA is 28-11 ATS (+15.9 Units) after a non-conference game over the last 3 seasons.
PORTLAND is 36-70 ATS (-41.0 Units) in February games since 1997.


Head-to-Head Series History
PORTLAND is 4-2 against the spread versus ST MARYS-CA over the last 3 seasons
ST MARYS-CA is 4-2 straight up against PORTLAND 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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CS-FULLERTON (18 - 7) at PACIFIC (11 - 15) - 2/23/2012, 10:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
PACIFIC is 12-3 ATS (+8.7 Units) as an underdog this season.


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

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SAN DIEGO (11 - 16) at LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT (18 - 10) - 2/23/2012, 10:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
SAN DIEGO is 19-30 ATS (-14.0 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
SAN DIEGO is 19-30 ATS (-14.0 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
SAN DIEGO is 5-18 ATS (-14.8 Units) after a non-conference game over the last 2 seasons.
LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) against conference opponents this season.
LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT is 25-43 ATS (-22.3 Units) when the total is 130 to 139.5 since 1997.
LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT is 4-13 ATS (-10.3 Units) in a home game where the total is 135 to 139.5 since 1997.
LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT is 67-95 ATS (-37.5 Units) after a non-conference game since 1997.
LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT is 58-83 ATS (-33.3 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record since 1997.


Head-to-Head Series History
LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT is 3-2 against the spread versus SAN DIEGO over the last 3 seasons
LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT is 4-1 straight up against SAN DIEGO over the last 3 seasons
3 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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PEPPERDINE (9 - 18) at SANTA CLARA (8 - 19) - 2/23/2012, 10:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
SANTA CLARA is 84-60 ATS (+18.0 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record since 1997.
SANTA CLARA is 8-16 ATS (-9.6 Units) in all games this season.
SANTA CLARA is 8-16 ATS (-9.6 Units) in all lined games this season.


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

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BYU (23 - 6) at GONZAGA (21 - 5) - 2/23/2012, 11:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
BYU is 52-82 ATS (-38.2 Units) as an underdog since 1997.
BYU is 57-94 ATS (-46.4 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.
BYU is 10-2 ATS (+7.8 Units) when the total is 140 to 149.5 this season.
BYU is 60-40 ATS (+16.0 Units) in February games since 1997.


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

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UT-CHATTANOOGA (10 - 19) at FURMAN (13 - 14) - 2/23/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
UT-CHATTANOOGA is 34-53 ATS (-24.3 Units) in February games since 1997.
UT-CHATTANOOGA is 2-8 ATS (-6.8 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
FURMAN is 19-6 ATS (+12.4 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
FURMAN is 18-6 ATS (+11.4 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
FURMAN is 24-11 ATS (+11.9 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a losing record after 15 or more games since 1997.


Head-to-Head Series History
FURMAN is 3-1 against the spread versus UT-CHATTANOOGA over the last 3 seasons
FURMAN is 3-1 straight up against UT-CHATTANOOGA 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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SAMFORD (11 - 16) at W CAROLINA (12 - 17) - 2/23/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
SAMFORD is 26-44 ATS (-22.4 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
SAMFORD is 26-44 ATS (-22.4 Units) in all lined games over the last 3 seasons.
SAMFORD is 5-13 ATS (-9.3 Units) when the total is 120 to 129.5 over the last 2 seasons.
SAMFORD is 17-36 ATS (-22.6 Units) against conference opponents over the last 3 seasons.
SAMFORD is 16-32 ATS (-19.2 Units) after a conference game over the last 3 seasons.
SAMFORD is 5-14 ATS (-10.4 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
W CAROLINA is 90-120 ATS (-42.0 Units) against conference opponents since 1997.
W CAROLINA is 28-53 ATS (-30.3 Units) off a win against a conference rival since 1997.


Head-to-Head Series History
W CAROLINA is 4-1 against the spread versus SAMFORD over the last 3 seasons
W CAROLINA is 4-1 straight up against SAMFORD over the last 3 seasons
3 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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ELON (13 - 14) at DAVIDSON (20 - 7) - 2/23/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ELON is 3-11 ATS (-9.1 Units) after a conference game this season.
DAVIDSON is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) as a home favorite of 12.5 or more points this season.
DAVIDSON is 8-0 ATS (+8.0 Units) in home games against conference opponents this season.
DAVIDSON is 29-15 ATS (+12.5 Units) after allowing 80 points or more since 1997.
DAVIDSON is 33-51 ATS (-23.1 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
DAVIDSON is 33-51 ATS (-23.1 Units) in all lined games over the last 3 seasons.
DAVIDSON is 21-36 ATS (-18.6 Units) as a favorite over the last 3 seasons.
DAVIDSON is 9-24 ATS (-17.4 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.
DAVIDSON is 3-12 ATS (-10.2 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record after 15 or more games over the last 2 seasons.


Head-to-Head Series History
ELON is 4-0 against the spread versus DAVIDSON over the last 3 seasons
DAVIDSON is 2-2 straight up against ELON 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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E ILLINOIS (12 - 15) at MOREHEAD ST (15 - 14) - 2/23/2012, 7:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MOREHEAD ST is 1-7 ATS (-6.7 Units) as a favorite this season.


Head-to-Head Series History
E ILLINOIS is 3-2 against the spread versus MOREHEAD ST over the last 3 seasons
MOREHEAD ST is 3-2 straight up against E ILLINOIS over the last 3 seasons
3 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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SIU EDWARDSVL (8 - 16) at E KENTUCKY (15 - 14) - 2/23/2012, 7:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
E KENTUCKY is 1-8 ATS (-7.8 Units) in home games revenging a road loss vs opponent over the last 3 seasons.


Head-to-Head Series History
SIU EDWARDSVL is 1-0 against the spread versus E KENTUCKY over the last 3 seasons
E KENTUCKY is 2-1 straight up against SIU EDWARDSVL 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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GA SOUTHERN (14 - 12) at COLL OF CHARLESTON (17 - 11) - 2/23/2012, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
COLL OF CHARLESTON is 50-34 ATS (+12.6 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
COLL OF CHARLESTON is 50-34 ATS (+12.6 Units) in all lined games over the last 3 seasons.
COLL OF CHARLESTON is 40-21 ATS (+16.9 Units) when the total is 130 to 139.5 since 1997.
COLL OF CHARLESTON is 21-10 ATS (+10.0 Units) after a non-conference game over the last 3 seasons.


Head-to-Head Series History
GA SOUTHERN is 4-1 against the spread versus COLL OF CHARLESTON over the last 3 seasons
COLL OF CHARLESTON is 4-1 straight up against GA SOUTHERN 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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AUSTIN PEAY (10 - 19) at TENN-MARTIN (4 - 25) - 2/23/2012, 8:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
AUSTIN PEAY is 8-15 ATS (-8.5 Units) in all games this season.
AUSTIN PEAY is 8-15 ATS (-8.5 Units) in all lined games this season.
AUSTIN PEAY is 1-8 ATS (-7.8 Units) in road games in February games over the last 3 seasons.
AUSTIN PEAY is 15-5 ATS (+9.5 Units) in road games versus poor offensive teams - scoring <=64 points/game since 1997.
TENN-MARTIN is 7-15 ATS (-9.5 Units) in all games this season.
TENN-MARTIN is 7-15 ATS (-9.5 Units) in all lined games this season.
TENN-MARTIN is 7-14 ATS (-8.4 Units) as an underdog this season.


Head-to-Head Series History
AUSTIN PEAY is 3-2 against the spread versus TENN-MARTIN over the last 3 seasons
AUSTIN PEAY is 5-0 straight up against TENN-MARTIN over the last 3 seasons
3 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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MURRAY ST (26 - 1) at TENNESSEE ST (20 - 9) - 2/23/2012, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MURRAY ST is 26-44 ATS (-22.4 Units) in road games after a non-conference game since 1997.
MURRAY ST is 53-86 ATS (-41.6 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.
MURRAY ST is 17-6 ATS (+10.4 Units) as a road favorite of 3.5 to 6 points since 1997.


Head-to-Head Series History
MURRAY ST is 3-2 against the spread versus TENNESSEE ST over the last 3 seasons
MURRAY ST is 5-1 straight up against TENNESSEE 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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SE MISSOURI ST (14 - 13) at JACKSONVILLE ST (12 - 17) - 2/23/2012, 8:45 PM
Top Trends for this game.
JACKSONVILLE ST is 12-4 ATS (+7.6 Units) after allowing 60 points or less over the last 2 seasons.
JACKSONVILLE ST is 32-17 ATS (+13.3 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games since 1997.
SE MISSOURI ST is 10-3 ATS (+6.7 Units) when the total is 130 to 139.5 this season.
SE MISSOURI ST is 22-8 ATS (+13.2 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.
JACKSONVILLE ST is 4-15 ATS (-12.5 Units) in home games after a non-conference game since 1997.


Head-to-Head Series History
SE MISSOURI ST is 4-1 against the spread versus JACKSONVILLE ST over the last 3 seasons
SE MISSOURI ST is 3-2 straight up against JACKSONVILLE ST 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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SIENA (12 - 15) at MARIST (11 - 17) - 2/23/2012, 9:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
SIENA is 5-13 ATS (-9.3 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
SIENA is 88-63 ATS (+18.7 Units) in road games since 1997.
SIENA is 88-63 ATS (+18.7 Units) in road lined games since 1997.


Head-to-Head Series History
MARIST is 3-1 against the spread versus SIENA over the last 3 seasons
SIENA is 5-0 straight up against MARIST over the last 3 seasons
3 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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E WASHINGTON (12 - 15) at IDAHO ST (9 - 17) - 2/23/2012, 9:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
E WASHINGTON is 9-20 ATS (-13.0 Units) after a non-conference game over the last 3 seasons.
IDAHO ST is 122-163 ATS (-57.3 Units) in all games since 1997.
IDAHO ST is 122-163 ATS (-57.3 Units) in all lined games since 1997.
IDAHO ST is 77-107 ATS (-40.7 Units) against conference opponents since 1997.
IDAHO ST is 10-22 ATS (-14.2 Units) in home games after a non-conference game since 1997.


Head-to-Head Series History
E WASHINGTON is 4-0 against the spread versus IDAHO ST over the last 3 seasons
E WASHINGTON is 3-1 straight up against IDAHO ST 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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N ARIZONA (5 - 22) at MONTANA (20 - 6) - 2/23/2012, 9:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
N ARIZONA is 4-18 ATS (-15.8 Units) in all games this season.
N ARIZONA is 4-18 ATS (-15.8 Units) in all lined games this season.
N ARIZONA is 2-9 ATS (-7.9 Units) when the total is 130 to 139.5 this season.
N ARIZONA is 3-14 ATS (-12.4 Units) as an underdog this season.
N ARIZONA is 2-11 ATS (-10.1 Units) against conference opponents this season.
N ARIZONA is 2-8 ATS (-6.8 Units) after failing to cover the spread in 3 or more consecutive games this season.
N ARIZONA is 1-10 ATS (-10.0 Units) after 3 or more consecutive losses this season.
MONTANA is 15-7 ATS (+7.3 Units) in all games this season.
MONTANA is 15-7 ATS (+7.3 Units) in all lined games this season.
MONTANA is 12-4 ATS (+7.6 Units) as a favorite this season.
MONTANA is 11-2 ATS (+8.8 Units) against conference opponents this season.
MONTANA is 8-1 ATS (+6.9 Units) in home games in February games over the last 3 seasons.
MONTANA is 7-0 ATS (+7.0 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record this season.


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

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WEBER ST (22 - 4) at N COLORADO (9 - 17) - 2/23/2012, 9:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
N COLORADO is 28-13 ATS (+13.7 Units) when the total is 140 to 149.5 since 1997.
WEBER ST is 114-79 ATS (+27.1 Units) against conference opponents since 1997.
WEBER ST is 50-25 ATS (+22.5 Units) in February games since 1997.
N COLORADO is 2-10 ATS (-9.0 Units) in home games after scoring 80 points or more since 1997.


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

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PORTLAND ST (13 - 13) at SACRAMENTO ST (9 - 17) - 2/23/2012, 10:30 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


Head-to-Head Series History
PORTLAND ST is 3-2 against the spread versus SACRAMENTO ST over the last 3 seasons
PORTLAND ST is 4-1 straight up against SACRAMENTO ST 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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W ILLINOIS (14 - 12) at S DAKOTA ST (22 - 7) - 2/23/2012, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
W ILLINOIS is 13-27 ATS (-16.7 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
W ILLINOIS is 13-27 ATS (-16.7 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
W ILLINOIS is 10-24 ATS (-16.4 Units) against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
W ILLINOIS is 3-11 ATS (-9.1 Units) in February games over the last 2 seasons.
S DAKOTA ST is 15-5 ATS (+9.5 Units) in all games this season.
S DAKOTA ST is 15-5 ATS (+9.5 Units) in all lined games this season.
S DAKOTA ST is 12-3 ATS (+8.7 Units) as a favorite this season.
S DAKOTA ST is 7-1 ATS (+5.9 Units) in all home games this season.
S DAKOTA ST is 7-1 ATS (+5.9 Units) in home lined games this season.
W ILLINOIS is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.


Head-to-Head Series History
S DAKOTA ST is 3-1 against the spread versus W ILLINOIS over the last 3 seasons
S DAKOTA ST is 5-0 straight up against W ILLINOIS 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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OAKLAND (15 - 14) at MISSOURI-KC (10 - 19) - 2/23/2012, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
OAKLAND is 17-8 ATS (+8.2 Units) in road games over the last 2 seasons.
OAKLAND is 17-8 ATS (+8.2 Units) in road lined games over the last 2 seasons.
OAKLAND is 14-4 ATS (+9.6 Units) in road games against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.


Head-to-Head Series History
OAKLAND is 3-2 against the spread versus MISSOURI-KC over the last 3 seasons
OAKLAND is 6-0 straight up against MISSOURI-KC 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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IUPU-FT WAYNE (10 - 17) at S DAKOTA (9 - 17) - 2/23/2012, 8:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


Head-to-Head Series History
S DAKOTA is 1-0 against the spread versus IUPU-FT WAYNE over the last 3 seasons
IUPU-FT WAYNE is 1-0 straight up against S DAKOTA over the last 3 seasons

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IUPUI (13 - 16) at N DAKOTA ST (17 - 10) - 2/23/2012, 8:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


Head-to-Head Series History
IUPUI is 2-1 against the spread versus N DAKOTA ST over the last 3 seasons
IUPUI is 4-1 straight up against N DAKOTA ST 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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02/23/2012 03:49 PM

NCAAB
Armadillo' Write-Up

Thursday, February 22

Florida State (+10) shot 54% from floor in 76-73 win at Duke Jan 21, in game FSU trailed by six at half. Duke was just 15-40 (37.5%) inside arc, 10-23 (43.5%) outside it. Blue Devils are 6-0 on ACC road, with narrow escape in Chapel Hill the only close call- they're 4-1 as a road favorite in league play, winning by 7-7-13-15-1-25 points. Seminoles won all six of their ACC home games, with three wins by 5 or less points. ACC home teams are 6-13 vs spread when number is less than 5 points.

Arkansas (+11.5) lost 72-66 at Alabama Jan 28, outscored 20-12 on foul line; Crimson Tide shot 50% from floor, just 2-15 from arc, in game that ended Bama's 4-game losing skid. Razorbacks lost four of last five tilts, getting crushed by 30 at home by Florida in last game, their first loss at home this season. Bama lost four of its last five road games, with only win in that streak at Auburn. SEC home teams are 16-4 vs spread when number is less than 4 points.

Cleveland State is in freefall, losing last five games, with three losses by 4 or less points; Vikings (-2.5) won 66-61 at Detroit Dec 3, grabbing 12 offensive rebounds in game where both teams had 18 turnovers. Horizon home favorites of 6 or less points are 14-16 against the spread. Detroit won its last five games overall; five of their last six Horizon games were decided by 5 or less points. Cleveland State lost its last three games at home, scoring 41-49-49 points.

Ark-Little Rock (+6.5) won 69-66 at North Texas in its Sun Belt opener Dec 29, outscoring UNT 20-8 on foul line; Trojans made 9-18 from arc. UALR won six of last seven games, with only loss at Middle Tennessee; they won last four home games, allowing 59.3 ppg. North Texas is 6-1 vs spread as Sun Belt underdog, with only non-cover in double OT loss at FAU. Little Rock is 4-3 as Sun Belt favorite, 2-2 at home. Sun Belt home favorites of less than 5 points are 9-7 vs spread.

Arizona State (+11.5) lost 75-58 at UCLA Jan 7, turning ball over 15 times (-7) while Bruins shot 54% for game; Sun Devils are 2-8 in last ten games, covering once in last five games as an underdog- they split their six conference home games, losing by 9-6-14 points. Pac-12 single digit home underdogs are 10-7 against the spread. UCLA lost six of last seven games outside of LA; they're 7-3 vs spread as Pac-12 favorite. 10 of 11 ASU conference losses are by 8+ points.

Iowa (+16.5) upset Wisconsin 72-65 in Madison Dec 31, with Badgers making just 3-28 behind arc, shooting 34.8% for game. Hawkeyes won last three home games, allowing 63 ppg; they're 7-5 vs spread as dog in conference play, 4-1 at home. Big Dozen home underdogs of 7 or less points are 17-8 against the spread. Wisconsin is 3-2 vs spread as road favorite in league play- they're 5-2 SU on Big Dozen road, with wins by 29-5-4-6-7 points, and losses at both Michigan schools.

Colorado (+8) lost 84-64 at Stanford Jan 14, with Cardinal making 53% for night, 10-23 from arc, outscoring Buffs 20-10 on foul line. Stanford is 1-4 in last five road games, losing by 12-13-10-11 points, with one win at UAC- they're 1-3 vs spread as Pac-12 dog. Conference home favorites of 5 or less points are 8-10 against spread. Colorado won all seven of its Pac-12 home games (4-2 as home favorite) winning in Boulder by 40-18-11-15-1-22-1 point. Faves covered six of last eight Stanford games.

New Mexico State (-3.5) lost 91-87 at Hawai'i Jan 21, despite forcing 20 Hawai'i turnovers; Warriors made 9-17 from arc, 24-30 on foul line. New Mexico State won four of last five games; they're 2-3 as home favorite in WAC games, winning at home by 20-12-4-11 points, losing to Nevada. Aggies failed to cover last five games as WAC favorite. Hawai'i covered all four games as WAC road underdog, with all five games (3-2) decided by 6 or less points. Warriors lost by 15 at Montana in last game.

Louisville won seven of last eight games- they were down 15 last game in first half at DePaul, before winning in OT; Cardinals are 5-2 in its Big East road games, losing at Providence by 31, 11 at Marquette. Big East home teams are 14-10 vs spread when number is 2 or less points. Cincy is 5-2 at home in Big East games, scoring 55-53 points against St John's, Syracuse, their two home losses. Louisville covered its last four games when they were the underdog.

St Mary's lost three of last four games, losing 65-51 at Murray State in last game in BracketBusters; Gaels are 4-8 as WCC favorite, 2-2 away from home. Portland (+11) lost 78-63 at St Mary's Jan 14, turning ball over 20 times, but they did shoot 51% from floor. Pilots lost last five games overall (1-4 vs spread); they've lost last five conference home games, losing by 19-1-12-19-14 points (3-2 as home dog). WCC double digit favorites are 15-17-1 vs spread, 3-3 on road.

Cal State Fullerton won its last five games (4-1 vs spread), with four of those five wins at home; Titans won three of last four conference away games, with wins by 8-2-13 points. Pacific (+11) lost 78-73 at Fullerton Jan 2, with Titans shooting 54% for game, 12-25 from arc. Tigers won four of last six at home but lost at 4-23 Cal-Davis- they lost last three games with Fullerton, by 2-3-5 points. Big West home dogs of less than 5 points are 2-5 against the spread.

Gonzaga (+3) lost 83-73 at BYU Feb 2, shooting 3-19 from arc with 19 turnovers; Bulldogs are 7-0 in WCC home games, 5-2 as home favorites, winning home games by 39-28-22-11-17-14-19 points. WCC single digit home favorites are 8-7 against the spread. BYU won its last five games; they're 1-3 vs spread as an underdog this season, 0-1 in WCC. Cougars' three conference losses are by 16-14-14 points, but two of those losses were at home.

Murray State's only loss was 72-68 at home to Tennessee State couple weeks ago, game Racers led by 7 at half; since then, Murray won three games in row, by 19-9-14 points- they're 3-3 as OVC road fave- they've won all six conference road games, by 33-12-6-17-7-9 points. Tigers are on 9-game win streak, coming from behind to win Bracket Buster game at Miami, OH Sunday; Tigers covered their last four games as underdog. OVC home underdogs of 5 or less points are 5-8 against spread.

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02/23/2012 03:50 PM

NCAAB

Thursday, February 22

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NCAAB Top 5: Betting teams on the bubble
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The infamous bubble often produces more pressure than motivation.

Last year’s VCU squad is the perfect example. The Rams were squarely on the bubble last February. They promptly lost four of five, going 1-4 against the spread in their final games of the regular season.

Shaka Smart’s team, of course, managed to snag one of the last tournament bids and went on a stunning run to the Final Four. But the pressure of playing on the bubble didn’t translate into wins down the stretch for the Rams.

Teams are on the bubble because they’re a middle-of-the-pack program in their conference. They haven’t done anything to separate themselves. Yet, you’ll often hear about the emotion that comes with playing “must-win” games. How’d that work for Northwestern on Tuesday?

Here are five teams on the bubble to fade:

North Carolina State Wolfpack (18-10, 10-14 ATS)

It takes NCAA Tournament-caliber talent to get up 20 on Duke. But there are plenty of NIT-caliber deficiencies in Mark Gottfried’s Wolfpack, who are right back on the bubble, just like they were with Sidney Lowe on the sideline.

North Carolina State has lost three straight, beginning with blowing the big lead at Duke, and doesn’t appear to have the fortitude to handle a finishing kick that includes road trips to Clemson and Virginia Tech, sandwiched around a home gave versus Miami.

Northwestern Wildcats (16-11, 11-11 ATS)

The Wildcats’ late season fold began with Tuesday’s overtime home loss to Michigan. A leg injury to second-leading scorer Drew Crawford added to Northwestern’s woes.

The Wildcats need to win at least two of their last three to have a shot at their first ever NCAA tournament bid. But it won’t be easy, especially if Crawford struggles to get back to full strength.

They travel to Penn State Saturday, before returning home to face Ohio State. They close at Iowa.

Colorado State Rams (17-9, 13-10-1 ATS)

Tuesday’s win over No. 21 New Mexico was nice, with students rushing the floor and all. But it certainly didn’t lockup a tournament bid for the Rams, who appear primed for an emotional letdown at No. 25 San Diego State on Saturday.

The up-tempo Rams are seventh in the nation in 3-point percentage, but are only making six per game. Plus, they’re last in the Mountain West in turnover margin.

Texas Longhorns (17-11, 8-14-1 ATS)

With the amount of NBA talent Rick Barnes has consistently had running through his program, it’s hard to come to terms that this year’s Longhorns just aren’t that good. Even inconsistent Baylor found ways to expose Texas’ flaws. The Horns struggle to defend the perimeter and can be sloppy with the basketball.

Overall, as the vast majority of conference stats indicate, Texas is a very average basketball team that is more likely to turn it over than get hot down the stretch.

Connecticut Huskies (17-10, 8-14-1 ATS)

A writer, who has been covering the Huskies, said it best in an email: “Unbelievable win over ‘Nova, but this team is horrible.”

He’s right. UConn, with its coach ailing, has struggled to find any chemistry. It really makes you realize just how good Kemba Walker was last season.

This year’s Huskies are sloppy with the basketball (-2 turnover margin) and seem to be stressed out. It only takes one little call or bad break to set this immature team off.

Among the dozen teams most often mentioned to be on the bubble, the Huskies are tied with Texas for the worst record against the spread at 8-14-1. That’s the definition of failing to live up to expectations.

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02/23/2012 04:00 PM

NCAAB

Thursday, February 22

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Fullcourt Report: College hoops betting news and notes
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ACC

North Carolina State was involved in an embarrassing game last Saturday. Not only was the Wolfpack’s on-court performance terrible in a 76-62 home loss to Florida State, but what happened in the stands was also ugly.

Prior to the game, N.C. State honored two former standouts, Tom Gugliotta and Chris Corchiani. But when ref Karl Hess called an unwarranted foul, Gugliotta and Corchiani let their displeasure be known. Hess then ejected both guys in what was a surreal moment. The ACC has since publicly reprimanded Hess for failing to follow procedure and protocol.

Prior to that ugly performance, the Wolfpack had won three of their previous four games. But North Carolina State has been struggling recently against the pointspread, going just 2-6 ATS over its last eight games following Tuesday's loss to rival North Carolina.

Big Ten

Northwestern has its best shot at making the NCAA tournament for the first time ever. But the Wildcats still have a lot of work to do. They have just 16 wins after their overtime loss to Michigan Tuesday night.

Northwestern doesn’t own a bad loss and it beat Michigan State, Seton Hall, LSU, and Illinois, all of which own decent RPIs. Overall, Northwestern was just 5-10 against the RPI Top 100 entering this week.

“Like Parcells said: 'You are what your record says you are.',” head coach Bill Carmody told reporters. “In two weeks we'll know what we are and where we are."

Northwestern was on a pointspread tear entering this week, covering in five of its last six games before blowing that streak with a poor effort in overtime against the Wolverines.

Big 12

Texas A&M has suffered through an injury-plagued season. The Aggies have played the majority of the schedule without two of their better players in point guard Dash Harris (foot) and forward Khris Middleton (knee).

“We've battled through so much adversity, it'll be great to get some of our key guys back,” said leading scorer Elston Turner. “We're going to fight to the end. We're not going to give up on this season.”

Middleton has since returned to the starting lineup, but Harris remains out. The Aggies have a .500 record (13-13), but they’ve produced profits ATS. After opening the season at just 1-5 ATS, the Aggies have gone a money-making 10-4 ATS.

Big East

Cincinnati is another bubble team for the NCAA Tournament. The Bearcats own 19 wins and their 80 RPI is high. With the experience and talent on this team, they should own a much better record. But they’ve lost a lot of close games. In fact, six of their eight losses have come by seven points or less, including two overtime losses.

“We let a lot of games slip away from us that we know we could have won,” Dion Dixon said. “This is it right here. It’s do or die right now. When our backs are against the wall, we play great. Right now we know our backs are against the wall so I feel that everybody’s going to be locked in.”

Despite playing close games, Cincinnati has not been good ATS lately, going just 2-5 ATS over its last seven games.

Pac-12

Arizona lost a critical game at Washington last Saturday, snapping a five-game winning streak. That game will likely cost the Wildcats a chance at the Pac-12 regular season title. But to even be in such a position is a credit to the coaching job of Sean Miller.

Arizona lost two key players in forward Kevin Parrom and point guard Jordin Mayes to injury. A trio of freshman - center Angelo Chol and guards Josiah Turner and Nick Johnson - has been leading the way for Arizona.

“You get into February, the experience of those three players, especially Nick and Josiah, you want them to settle in and play their best basketball near the end of their freshman year, when they have more experience now than ever before,” Miller told reporters. “I think they’re all improving.”

Amazingly, Arizona is 6-2 ATS on the road in conference play despite relying heavily on its three freshmen.

SEC

Mississippi has leaned on its two inside guys this season. Reggie Buckner and Murphy Holloway have logged heavy minutes with Buckner averaging 27.5 minutes per game and Holloway averaging 31.3 minutes an outing.

Buckner has stayed fresh because he doesn’t practice due to a season-long knee issue. Holloway is as fresh and as healthy as he's been since spraining his ankle in late-December. However, if the Rebels were to win and advance in the upcoming SEC tournament, Buckner’s and Holloway’s minutes will have to be carefully managed by head coach Andy Kennedy.

The Rebels are on a 3-1 ATS run as road underdogs in conference play with their lone loss coming by 10 points as 8-point dogs at rival Mississippi State.

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