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On 02/24/2012 03:44 PM in NCAA Basketball

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West Virginia Struggling With Marquette Next Up

There’s a usual light Friday night in college basketball betting, but a couple of contests could decide the MAAC champion and there’s even a rare Big East battle with a top-10 team.

With the major conferences mostly in hiatus until Saturday, it’s an opportune time to look at the latest mid-major rankings from CollegeInsider.com. Note a number of these teams are on ATS streaks, both good and bad, with two of them in action Friday night. Harvard hosts Princeton in the Ivy League, while Iona welcomes Fairfield in the MAAC (featured below).

TEAM ATS TREND

1) Murray State 3-0

2) Wichita State 5-0

3) Creighton 1-5

4) Gonzaga 2-8-1

5) Middle Tennessee 1-4

6) Long Beach State 3-0

7) Harvard 3-1

8) Saint Mary's 0-5

9) Drexel 3-3

10) Iona 2-4



Marquette Golden Eagles at West Virginia Mountaineers
9:00 p.m. (ET) on ESPN

This is the only Friday game from a major conference and the first meeting between the teams this season. Marquette is 4-0 ATS in the last four, but only one coming in Morgantown. The ‘under’ is 4-1 in the last five meetings overall.

The Golden Eagles (23-5 SU, 14-10-1 ATS) are up to No. 10 in the nation after a 4-game winning streak (4-0 ATS). They’re 11-3 ATS in their last 14 overall, 6-1 ATS away. The offense has really jelled the last four games (86.3 PPG), with the ‘over’ 5-0 in the last five.

Forward Davante Gardner (knee) is questionable after missing six games, but Marquette might not need him. That’s because senior guard Darius Johnson-Odom (18.7 PPG) and forward Jae Crowder (17.1 PPG) continue to shine. The former is averaging 22.8 PPG over the last four games and the latter 26.3 PPG over the last three.

The Mountaineers (17-11 SU, 13-12 ATS) have been as bad lately as Marquette has been good. They’re 2-6 SU in their last eight after starting the Big East season at 5-2 SU. The ATS mark has similarly gone downhill at 2-7 ATS in the last nine. This is a huge game for their NCAA tournament hopes as they’re on the proverbial bubble.

Butler Bulldogs at Valparaiso Crusaders
7:00 p.m. (ET) on ESPNU

This is the final regular season game for both teams. Valparaiso has already clinched the Horizon League regular season title at 13-4 SU. Butler has made a strong push and is now a half-game ahead in second at 11-6 SU. The top-2 teams get a double-bye in the conference tourney.

The Bulldogs (18-12 SU, 9-16-2 ATS) have had a crazy season after making the NCAA title game the last two years. They’re peaking at the right time at 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS in the last five. Scoring has been up over that span (65.3 PPG) with an already stingy defense even better (52.6 PPG). Butler should be the far more motivated team on Friday.

The Crusaders (20-10 SU, 12-14-1 ATS) have gotten a great first year from coach Bryce Drew as they were predicted to finish in the middle of the conference. They have faded down the stretch a bit at 2-2 SU and 0-4 ATS, even needing OT to beat bottom dweller Loyola (IL) 66-62 as 11½-point home favorites on Tuesday.

Valparaiso won the first meeting this year, 77-71 (OT) at Butler as 5½-point ‘dogs way back on December 3. The Crusaders are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings overall, including winning at home last year, 85-79 (OT again) as 2-point ‘dogs.

Fairfield Stags at Iona Gaels
9:00 p.m. (ET) on ESPNU

This is a crucial game out of the MAAC in addition to Loyola (MD) at Rider at 7:00 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2. Iona leads the conference with a 13-3 SU record, with Fairfield and Loyola (MD) both a game back at 12-4 SU.

The Stags (17-11 SU, 10-14-1 ATS) are the top defensive team in the MAAC (60.5 PPG). They’re 7-0 SU and 5-2 ATS in their last seven conference games, surrendering just 52.9 PPG with the ‘under’ 5-2. They did lose a BracketBusters contest at Horizon League Milwaukee (67-63) as 2-point underdogs last Saturday.

The Gaels (22-6 SU 11-13-2 ATS) are the top scoring team in the nation (83.1 PPG). Points scored (86.3 PPG) and allowed (77.7 PPG) have both increased the last six games with the ‘over’ 5-1. They’re 0-3 ATS in their last three home games, despite winning them all. Two of the pointspreads were over 20 points.

Iona won the first meeting this year, 71-62 as 2-point road favorites on January 27. Fairfield was 2-1 SU and 3-0 ATS in the prior three meetings, covering the last one played in New Rochelle, New York, 74-69 loss as 6-point ‘dogs.

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02/24/2012 03:46 PM

New Jersey Devils Host Canucks On Friday NHL Betting Slate

Just one night after taking on the Western Conference’s top team, the Vancouver Canucks will be back on the road Friday night to take on the New Jersey Devils at 7:00 p.m. (ET).

Vancouver’s bid to end the Detroit Red Wings’ 23-game home winning streak Thursday night will undoubtedly be a draining one, but the Canucks won’t get a breather against the surging New Jersey Devils. Vancouver (38-16-6) entered its game against Detroit with a 10-1-2 record over its last 13 games, but New Jersey (35-20-4) has been equally strong, currently riding a four-game winning streak and boasting a 9-1-1 record over its last 11 games.

The Canucks own the league's best power play (22.1%) and will have a tough test against New Jersey’s penalty kill, which ranks second in the NHL at 88.5 percent. Vancouver leads the league in road wins with 20 (20-10-2).

One of the most interesting streaks over the last month of hockey has been the Boston Bruins’ consistently mediocre play. The Bruins (36-20-2) haven’t won back-to-back games since January 10 and 12, but also haven’t lost more than two in a row at any point over that stretch as they are 11-10-1 (11-11 on the moneyline) over their last 22 games.

Boston looked dominant in a 4-2 road win over St. Louis Wednesday night; will they win their second in a row at the Buffalo Sabres Friday night at 7:30 p.m. (ET)?

Buffalo (26-27-7) had lost four straight but enter Friday’s game on a two-game winning streak after beating Pittsburgh and the New York Islanders at home. The Sabres lost the first two meetings against Boston, but won the last one at home, 6-0. All three games have gone ‘over’ the total.

With a seven-point lead over Boston and New Jersey, the New York Rangers appear to have a stranglehold on the Eastern Conference’s top spot, and with four games in hand on Detroit they still also have a shot at winning the President’s Trophy with the NHL’s best record. The Rangers (38-15-5) will look to add another notch to their belt Friday night in Long Island against the New York Islanders (25-27-8) at 7:00 p.m. (ET).

After losing to the Islanders on the road in their first meeting, the Rangers have won each of the last three meetings between the Big Apple rivals, one in Long Island and two at Madison Square Garden. Three of the four games went ‘over’ the total.

Rounding out Friday night’s schedule is the Montreal Canadiens (24-27-10) at Washington Capitals (29-26-5) at 7:00 p.m. (ET), the Colorado Avalanche (30-27-4) at Columbus Blue Jackets (18-35-7) at 7:00 p.m. (ET) and the Minnesota Wild (26-24-9) at Dallas Stars (30-26-4) at 8:30 p.m. (ET). Washington, Dallas and Colorado each entered Thursday within two points of a playoff spot, so these three teams should have some added motivation to step up and try to get into contention.

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02/24/2012 03:52 PM

Friday's Tip Sheet

February 24, 2012

Eleven games are slated for Friday’s college basketball card, including an intriguing Big East battle between Marquette (23-5 SU, 14-10 ATS) and West Virginia (17-11 SU, 13-12 ATS) from Morgantown.

The Golden Eagles have been on fire lately, winning 11 of their last 12 games. More importantly, Buzz Peterson’s team has covered nine of those games during this stretch. Plus, bettors riding the Marquette-Over parlay have seen that ticket cash seven times in the last 12 as well.

Will the "Marquette Express" win and cover again tonight?

The Eagles haven’t been nearly as dominant in true road games (5-4 SU, 6-3 ATS), but they have won four of their last five away as visitors.

Fortunately, they’ll be playing a West Virginia team that is lacking chemistry and confidence. The Mountaineers have dropped six of eight, including a 27-point (44-71) setback at Notre Dame on Wednesday. Surprisingly, Bob Huggins’ team only trailed by two (28-30) at the break before the implosion on both sides of the court.

During its struggles, WVU has suffered three straight losses at home but they all came by six points or less.

Despite knowing all of the above, oddsmakers at BetOnline.com have opened West Virginia as a 1 ½-point home favorite over a red-hot squad. Marquette has gone 2-2 SU as an underdog this season, but they’ve covered all four.

It’s uncommon to see teams play on one day rest after conference play begins but that’s the case tonight. Looking at their numbers, Marquette has gone 3-1 both SU and ATS on with one day off while WVU is 2-3 SU and 1-4 ATS. In similar spots during conference play, WVU has gone 0-3 both SU and ATS behind an offense that put up 48, 57 and 66 points.

This will be the first meeting between the pair this season. Marquette beat West Virginia 67-61 in last year’s Big East tournament. Prior to this encounter, the home team won the previous six affairs.

After this game, WVU closes at home against DePaul next Tuesday and then at South Florida on Saturday. Marquette finishes with two more tests, at Cincinnati on Wednesday and at home next Saturday versus Georgetown.

Bettors can follow this contest on ESPN at 9:00 p.m. ET.

On the Horizon

Butler (18-12 SU, 9-16 ATS) won’t be winning the Horizon League regular season title this year but the school is starting to come together at the right time. The Bulldogs have won five straight games and they’ve covered four of them. Keeping the streak intact tonight won’t be easy with a road battle against conference leader, Valparaiso (20-10 SU, 12-13 ATS). The Crusaders have earned the bye to next week’s semifinals and if they win out, they’ll host the Horizon League championship. Earlier this season on Dec. 3, Valparaiso beat Butler 77-71 as a 5 ½-point road underdog in overtime. It was the second straight win for the Crusaders over the Bulldogs and both of them came in overtime too. Both of those games went ‘over’ the number. The total for this matchup opened at 122 ½. Valparaiso is a short favorite (-1.5). ESPNU will provide coverage of this game at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Ivy League Numbers

Columbia at Yale: Yale has won and covered six straight in this series. Yale has gone 9-1 at home this season. Columbia opened as a five-point ‘dog.

Cornell at Brown: Cornell has won 11 in a row over Brown, covering eight of those games. Make a note that Cornell has gone 1-12 on the road. The Big Red are giving four points on the road.

Penn at Dartmouth: Penn has captured the last five meetings (3-2 ATS) against Dartmouth, including a 58-52 home win this season on Feb. 11. The Big Green (5-21) hasn’t won back-to-back games all season and they just beat Brown (58-53) last Saturday. Penn can be backed as a 5 ½-point road favorite.

Princeton at Harvard: The Crimson can wrap up the Ivy League title this weekend with two wins and some help. Bettors have a revenge game here with Harvard losing 70-62 at Princeton on Feb. 11. Harvard has gone 4-0 SU and 2-2 ATS at home in conference play, winning three of four by double digits. The ‘under’ has gone 3-1 in those tilts. Harvard opened as an 11 ½-point favorite.

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02/24/2012 03:56 PM

No. 10 Marquette looks to keep rolling at WVU

MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES (23-5, 12-3 Big East)

at WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS (17-11, 7-8 Big East)


Tip-Off: Friday, 9:00 p.m. EDT
Line: Even, Total: 144

No. 10 Marquette looks to grab its first-ever victory in Morgantown and maintain a hold of second place in the Big East as the Golden Eagles take on slumping West Virginia on Friday night.

The Golden Eagles are quickly becoming the most dangerous and explosive team in the Big East—winners of four consecutive games (SU and ATS) by an average margin of 15.5 points per game. All three of Marquette’s conference losses came on the road to the three other schools currently in the top four of the Big East standings (Syracuse, Notre Dame and Georgetown), and the Golden Eagles are 4-0 ATS as a road underdog this year. West Virginia hopes to bounce back from an ugly 71-44 loss at Notre Dame on Wednesday and avoid losing four consecutive home games for the first time since the 2002-03 season. The Mountaineers are 1-5 ATS over their last six, and haven’t won a home game since a 77-74 overtime victory over Cincinnati on January 21. WVU is also 1-6 SU against ranked opponents this season. This line reflects the desperation and hunger Vegas expects from West Virginia—currently on the NCAA Tournament bubble—but betting on a team solely because it is a “must-win” is rarely a strong basis for making a pick. The Golden Eagles are one of the hottest and most underrated teams in the country, so don’t be afraid to take MARQUETTE to win.

This strong FoxSheets trend also likes the Golden Eagles to win on Friday.

MARQUETTE is 12-3 ATS (+8.7 Units) in road games off a home win over the last 2 seasons. The average score was MARQUETTE 73.3, OPPONENT 71.6 - (Rating = 2*).

In a conference chock-full of superstars, unheralded Marquette senior forward Jae Crowder (17.1 PPG, 7.7 RPG) is quickly make a case for Big East Player of the Year honors. Crowder has been sensational in his past three games, averaging 26.3 PPG, including a career-high 29 in a 79-64 victory over UConn last Saturday. At 6-foot-6, 235 pounds, Crowder is built like a truck and is a matchup nightmare because of his ability to play in the post or on the perimeter. Despite being the de facto “big man” on an undersized Marquette squad, Crowder shoots an impressive 38.5 percent from three-point range. Senior guard Darius Johnson-Odom (18.7 PPG, 2nd in Big East) creates tons of space for Crowder as the court leader of this Golden Eagles team, and at 215 pounds, is not afraid to drive the lane and create contact. Marquette may be small in height, but in terms of muscle, few teams in the Big East stack up.

Six-foot-8 senior Kevin Jones (20.3 PPG, 11.2 RPG) is the Big East’s leading scorer, and presents a terrific matchup for Crowder. Jones and Crowder are extremely similar players—versatile forwards who can play a dangerous inside-outside game. Both are usually matchup nightmares for opponents, but Jones might be the one player in the Big East with the size and athleticism to slow down Crowder. Head coach Bob Huggins will need him and forward Deniz Kilicli (11.4 PPG, 5.4 RPG) to crash the boards and double-team Crowder to slow down Marquette’s electric fast-break offense. The Mountaineers rank 23rd in the nation in rebound margin (+6.0 RPG), and by limiting Crowder’s effectiveness, the Mountaineers will put the scoring burden on the shoulders of Johnson-Odom, who will have an interesting matchup of his own against physical senior guard Darryl “Truck” Bryant (16.5 PPG). There’s no question West Virginia is the type of team that matches up well with Marquette, and it will be important for the Mountaineers to knock some shots down early to get the crowd into the game.

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02/24/2012 03:58 PM

Friday’s betting tips: Marquette still surging ATS

Who’s hot

NHL: The Rangers have won seven of their last nine meetings with the Islanders.

NHL: The under is 8-2-3 in Colorado’s last 13 road games.

NCAAB: Marquette is 11-3 against the spread in its last 14 overall and 6-1 ATS in its last seven road games.

NCAAB: The under is 11-4 in Valparaiso’s last 15.

Who’s not

NHL: Washington is 1-6 in its last seven.

NHL: Minnesota is 1-16 in its last 17 meetings with Dallas.

NCAAB: West Virginia is 1-5 against the spread in its last six.

NCAAB: Dartmouth is 2-8-1 against the spread in its last 11 home games.

Key stat

6 – The West Virginia Mountaineers hit just six of their 27 shots in the second half during Wednesday’s 71-44 blowout loss to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish as 2.5-point underdogs. The Mountaineers were down just 30-28 at halftime.

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

Davante Gardner, Marquette Golden Eagles – Gardner has missed the last six games with a knee sprain and remains questionable for Friday’s contest against West Virginia. The 6-foot-8 forward is averaging 9.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game this season.

Game of the day

Marquette Golden Eagles at West Virginia Mountaineers (-1.5, N/A)

Notable quotable

"I didn't even know I was the favorite until you said that. I really don't pay attention to those things. … It's only someone's opinion. The more I win, the more respect I'm going to get." – UFC lightweight titleholder Frankie Edgar about being set as a -130 favorite against Ben Henderson at Saturday’s UFC 144.

Notes and tips

The Los Angeles Kings acquired center Jeff Carter from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for defenseman Jack Johnson and a conditional first-round draft pick. Los Angeles entered play Thursday holding a one-point lead for the eighth spot in the Western Conference. Carter has endured an injury-plagued season with Columbus that saw him miss 20 games. He had a hat trick in a 6-3 win over San Jose on Tuesday to give him 15 goals and 10 assists in 39 games. The 27-year-old Carter spent his first six seasons with the Flyers, amassing 115 goals in his final three seasons. Johnson, 25, is in his fifth full season with the Kings. He has eight goals and 16 assists in 61 games this season.

Derrick Rose disputed a report claiming that he was in favor of trading Carlos Boozer and another teammate to the Los Angeles Lakers for Pau Gasol. "That's something I would never say to anyone, that I need someone to come to this team, trying to get rid of someone on this team," Rose told the Chicago Sun-Times. "That's all false. It's something I would never do." Rose told the newspaper that he talked to Boozer directly after the internet report surfaced. Gasol has been rumored to be traded from the Lakers since a three-team deal in December was essentially blocked by the league.

Alex Ovechkin returned to the ice on Thursday, wearing a powder blue "no contact" jersey, but is still considered questionable for Friday’s home game against the Montreal Canadiens. The 26-year-old Russian has 24 goals and 21 assists in 56 games for the Capitals this season. Meanwhile, the Capitals seem to have some friction in the dressing room. Veteran defenseman Roman Hamrlik found himself in the press box for taking a bad penalty in Washington’s 5-0 loss to Carolina and lashed out at coach Dale Hunter. "When he played I think he make lots of penalties himself," Hamrlik told CSNWashington.com's Chuck Gormley. "He should know better." Hamrlik is now reportedly on the trading block.

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02/24/2012 03:59 PM

Armadillo: Friday's six-pack

-- Miami Heat flexed their muscles and beat the Knicks pretty easily, 102-88. Maybe they can get on the cover of SI next week.

-- Cincinnati made 11-28 from the arc, Louisville 1-14, as the Bearcats got a big home win 60-56, that helps their at-large resume a lot.

-- Murray State avenged its only loss by winning 80-62 at Tennessee State. Racers have four easy wins since that loss.

-- Iowa beat Wisconsin 67-66, sweeping the Badgers for the first time in 17 years. Wisconsin has issues heading into March.

-- Eldrick Woods lasted two days in the Match Play tournament, losing to Nick Watney Thursday. He's just another guy right now.

-- Good news for the Brewers and Ryan Braun's fantasy league owners, as his 50-game suspension was overturned. He's good to go.


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Armadillo: Friday's List of 13: Clearing out a cluttered mind..........

13) So Mets’ manager Terry Collins is annoyed because new SS Ruben Tejada didn’t come to camp early to practice; this stuff bothers me, this “If you’re not five minutes early, then you’re late” crap. If its so damn important that he be in camp 43 days before your first regular season game, then start freakin’ spring training 43 days before the season starts. Why not report the day after Christmas? The season is long and mentally grueling; guys need an offseason, too.

12) Speaking of which, a sure sign that spring training is too long for position players as it is: the Cubs held a bunting tournament Thursday. Maybe Collins could organize one of those to lure Tejada into camp early.

11) Mets do hope that Johan Santana can pitch an inning in their spring training opener; they’re encouraged by how he’s throwing the ball so far this spring, as he tries to recover from arm surgery.

10) Maryland Terrapins won’t play Georgetown in any sports until the Hoyas play them in basketball; this is a thorny issue in our nation’s capitol, dealing more with lacrosse, women’s sports more than anything else, but the Thompson family apparently wants no part of the Terps.

9) Jimmer Fredette’s brother blasted Kings’ coach Keith Smart on Twitter for not playing his brother. Bad move, even though he is probably right. If Smart doesn’t want to play Jimmer, trade him to someone who would love to have him (Utah? Knicks? Charlotte?)

8) If you think your job sucks, how about Lakers’ GM Mitch Kupchak, who has done a great job as Lakers’ GM, but now has had his power usurped by owner’s son Jim Buss? Buss fancies himself a basketball expert. Lets see how smart he is when #24 retires.

Bottom line for the Lakers is that they’re not as good as the Clippers and key members of the Laker family are pointing fingers to assess blame. Never a good sign.

7) ESPN signed up Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as a columnist; he’s a bright guy who never got his due as, in my opinion, the greatest basketball player of all-time. No one, and I mean, no one, dominated basketball like he did, from a 9th grader straight thru to the NBA. They even outlawed the dunk (in college) because of him. Hope he is opinionated in his writing, because he has a lot to say.

6) Think about how college hoop coaches get fired for not making the NCAA tournament, and then look at Akron Zips’ coach Keith Dambrot, who has won the MAC tourney two of last three years, and has a 10-1 tourney record in those years. Total domination, right?

Not so fast……of Akron’s 10 tourney wins the last three years, four of them came in OT, as did their lone loss. They’ve been the cardiac kids of Championship Week, but hardly dominant, but I bet Dambrot got a nice fat contract extension when he won those overtime games.

Dambrot, by the way, was Lebron James’ high school coach.

5) Alarming story about Red Sox’ reliever Bobby Jenks, who had bone spurs removed from his spine last winter, but the operation got botched, which resulted in spinal fluid leaking from his body. Scary stuff that resulted in an infection that could’ve killed him. Jenks is alright now, but has lost lot of weight and may not be ready to pitch for the Red Sox until July, if at all.

4) Greedy bastard update: Gas was $3.95 a gallon when I came home from work today, 8 cents a gallon more than it was three days ago, even though the same gas is in the same tanks underground as it was Monday. Politicians will wonder why they get voted out of office in November.

3) If I ran CBS and could pick the eight analysts I’d want for the NCAA tournament, I’d pick these guys:
a) Hubie Brown—Basketball professor.
b) Jeff Van Gundy—Basketball junkie.
c) Steve Kerr—Best analyst on the air today.
d) Marques Johnson—Good natured and enthusiastic while keeping his focus on the game.
e) Bill Raftery—Just pair him with Sean McDonough as a play-by-play guy. He’d be great.
f) Bob Valvano—Not as talkative as his late brother, but was a coach and sees the game that way.
g) Ernie Kent—Former Oregon coach has improved a lot in his second year on air.
h) Bob Wenzel—Former Rutgers coach is an underrated analyst.

2) So I’m having a good, relaxing day, no big problems, then it dawns on me that when baseball season starts, my A’s Opening Day starting pitcher could very well be Bartolo Colon. End of good mood.

How does a guy signed off the scrap heap become your #1 starter?

1) A’s also have an infielder in big league camp named Wes Timmons, who spent this winter as a substitute teacher. I’m guessing the Angels and Rangers don’t have lot of guys who spent the winter handing out reading assignments in European History, or picking up lunch trays in the cafeteria. Just a guess.

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02/24/2012 04:01 PM

NCAAB
Long Sheet

Friday, February 24

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COLUMBIA (14 - 12) at YALE (17 - 7) - 2/24/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
COLUMBIA is 82-54 ATS (+22.6 Units) in road games since 1997.
COLUMBIA is 82-54 ATS (+22.6 Units) in road lined games since 1997.
COLUMBIA is 61-38 ATS (+19.2 Units) in road games after a conference game since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
YALE is 5-0 against the spread versus COLUMBIA over the last 3 seasons
YALE is 5-0 straight up against COLUMBIA 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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CORNELL (10 - 14) at BROWN (7 - 20) - 2/24/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CORNELL is 94-58 ATS (+30.2 Units) in road games since 1997.
CORNELL is 94-58 ATS (+30.2 Units) in road lined games since 1997.
CORNELL is 60-40 ATS (+16.0 Units) in road games after a conference game since 1997.
CORNELL is 55-30 ATS (+22.0 Units) after scoring 60 points or less since 1997.
CORNELL is 52-30 ATS (+19.0 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a losing record since 1997.
BROWN is 2-10 ATS (-9.0 Units) after allowing 60 points or less over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
CORNELL is 3-2 against the spread versus BROWN over the last 3 seasons
CORNELL is 5-0 straight up against BROWN 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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PENNSYLVANIA (15 - 11) at DARTMOUTH (5 - 21) - 2/24/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
PENNSYLVANIA is 97-70 ATS (+20.0 Units) in road games since 1997.
PENNSYLVANIA is 97-70 ATS (+20.0 Units) in road lined games since 1997.
PENNSYLVANIA is 66-36 ATS (+26.4 Units) in road games against conference opponents since 1997.
PENNSYLVANIA is 41-23 ATS (+15.7 Units) in road games in February games since 1997.
PENNSYLVANIA is 53-33 ATS (+16.7 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a losing record since 1997.
PENNSYLVANIA is 37-19 ATS (+16.1 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a losing record after 15 or more games since 1997.
PENNSYLVANIA is 32-12 ATS (+18.8 Units) in road games versus poor offensive teams - scoring <=64 points/game after 15+ games since 1997.
PENNSYLVANIA is 38-15 ATS (+21.5 Units) in road games versus poor offensive teams - scoring <=64 points/game since 1997.
DARTMOUTH is 44-67 ATS (-29.7 Units) in all home games since 1997.
DARTMOUTH is 44-67 ATS (-29.7 Units) in home lined games since 1997.
DARTMOUTH is 2-9 ATS (-7.9 Units) in home games against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
DARTMOUTH is 20-36 ATS (-19.6 Units) in home games revenging a road loss vs opponent since 1997.
DARTMOUTH is 15-31 ATS (-19.1 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.
DARTMOUTH is 10-22 ATS (-14.2 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
PENNSYLVANIA is 3-2 against the spread versus DARTMOUTH over the last 3 seasons
PENNSYLVANIA is 5-0 straight up against DARTMOUTH 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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PRINCETON (15 - 10) at HARVARD (23 - 3) - 2/24/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
PRINCETON is 47-27 ATS (+17.3 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
PRINCETON is 47-27 ATS (+17.3 Units) in all lined games over the last 3 seasons.
PRINCETON is 16-5 ATS (+10.5 Units) when the total is 119.5 or less over the last 3 seasons.
PRINCETON is 13-4 ATS (+8.6 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
PRINCETON is 28-13 ATS (+13.7 Units) in road games over the last 3 seasons.
PRINCETON is 28-13 ATS (+13.7 Units) in road lined games over the last 3 seasons.
PRINCETON is 11-1 ATS (+9.9 Units) in a road game where the total is 119.5 or less over the last 3 seasons.
PRINCETON is 15-4 ATS (+10.6 Units) on Friday nights over the last 3 seasons.
PRINCETON is 25-13 ATS (+10.7 Units) after a conference game over the last 3 seasons.
PRINCETON is 26-13 ATS (+11.7 Units) after allowing 60 points or less over the last 3 seasons.
PRINCETON is 19-9 ATS (+9.1 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.
PRINCETON is 14-5 ATS (+8.5 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games over the last 3 seasons.
PRINCETON is 10-2 ATS (+7.8 Units) versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
PRINCETON is 5-1 against the spread versus HARVARD over the last 3 seasons
PRINCETON is 5-1 straight up against HARVARD 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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BUTLER (18 - 12) at VALPARAISO (20 - 10) - 2/24/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
VALPARAISO is 20-8 ATS (+11.2 Units) on Friday nights since 1997.
BUTLER is 132-100 ATS (+22.0 Units) after allowing 60 points or less since 1997.
BUTLER is 23-13 ATS (+8.7 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
VALPARAISO is 4-1 against the spread versus BUTLER over the last 3 seasons
BUTLER is 3-2 straight up against VALPARAISO 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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IDAHO (16 - 11) at UTAH ST (14 - 14) - 2/24/2012, 9:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
IDAHO is 18-8 ATS (+9.2 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
IDAHO is 75-50 ATS (+20.0 Units) in road games against conference opponents since 1997.
IDAHO is 35-20 ATS (+13.0 Units) in road games in February games since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
UTAH ST is 3-2 against the spread versus IDAHO over the last 3 seasons
UTAH ST is 3-2 straight up against IDAHO 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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MARQUETTE (23 - 5) at W VIRGINIA (17 - 11) - 2/24/2012, 9:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MARQUETTE is 49-34 ATS (+11.6 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
MARQUETTE is 49-34 ATS (+11.6 Units) in all lined games over the last 3 seasons.
MARQUETTE is 12-4 ATS (+7.6 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
MARQUETTE is 21-9 ATS (+11.1 Units) in road games over the last 3 seasons.
MARQUETTE is 21-9 ATS (+11.1 Units) in road lined games over the last 3 seasons.
MARQUETTE is 11-4 ATS (+6.6 Units) against conference opponents this season.
MARQUETTE is 38-17 ATS (+19.3 Units) in road games in February games since 1997.
MARQUETTE is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) after a conference game this season.
MARQUETTE is 40-23 ATS (+14.7 Units) in road games after scoring 80 points or more since 1997.
MARQUETTE is 16-7 ATS (+8.3 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
MARQUETTE is 26-13 ATS (+11.7 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games over the last 3 seasons.

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

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LOYOLA-MD (20 - 7) at RIDER (11 - 18) - 2/24/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
LOYOLA-MD is 96-50 ATS (+41.0 Units) in road games since 1997.
LOYOLA-MD is 96-50 ATS (+41.0 Units) in road lined games since 1997.
LOYOLA-MD is 14-4 ATS (+9.6 Units) in a road game where the total is 135 to 139.5 since 1997.
LOYOLA-MD is 80-39 ATS (+37.1 Units) in road games against conference opponents since 1997.
LOYOLA-MD is 37-8 ATS (+28.2 Units) in road games in February games since 1997.
LOYOLA-MD is 20-8 ATS (+11.2 Units) in road games after allowing 60 points or less since 1997.
LOYOLA-MD is 48-21 ATS (+24.9 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a losing record since 1997.
LOYOLA-MD is 33-9 ATS (+23.1 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a losing record after 15 or more games since 1997.
RIDER is 6-15 ATS (-10.5 Units) in all home games over the last 2 seasons.
RIDER is 6-15 ATS (-10.5 Units) in home lined games over the last 2 seasons.
RIDER is 4-12 ATS (-9.2 Units) in home games against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
RIDER is 18-33 ATS (-18.3 Units) in home games in February games since 1997.
RIDER is 5-14 ATS (-10.4 Units) on Friday nights over the last 3 seasons.
RIDER is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) in home games when playing with 5 or 6 days rest over the last 3 seasons.
RIDER is 8-24 ATS (-18.4 Units) in home games after a non-conference game since 1997.
RIDER is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
RIDER is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
LOYOLA-MD is 3-2 against the spread versus RIDER over the last 3 seasons
LOYOLA-MD is 3-2 straight up against RIDER 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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CANISIUS (5 - 22) at MANHATTAN (19 - 10) - 2/24/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MANHATTAN is 19-8 ATS (+10.2 Units) in all games this season.
MANHATTAN is 19-8 ATS (+10.2 Units) in all lined games this season.
CANISIUS is 14-5 ATS (+8.5 Units) on Friday nights over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
MANHATTAN is 3-2 against the spread versus CANISIUS over the last 3 seasons
CANISIUS is 3-2 straight up against MANHATTAN 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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FAIRFIELD (17 - 11) at IONA (22 - 6) - 2/24/2012, 9:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
IONA is 18-8 ATS (+9.2 Units) when the total is 140 to 149.5 over the last 3 seasons.
FAIRFIELD is 20-9 ATS (+10.1 Units) in road games against conference opponents over the last 3 seasons.
FAIRFIELD is 27-13 ATS (+12.7 Units) in road games in February games since 1997.
IONA is 40-63 ATS (-29.3 Units) in home games against conference opponents since 1997.
IONA is 33-58 ATS (-30.8 Units) in February games since 1997.
IONA is 3-11 ATS (-9.1 Units) after scoring 80 points or more this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
FAIRFIELD is 3-2 against the spread versus IONA over the last 3 seasons
IONA is 3-2 straight up against FAIRFIELD 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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NIAGARA (12 - 17) at ST PETERS (5 - 23) - 2/24/2012, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ST PETERS is 8-15 ATS (-8.5 Units) in all games this season.
ST PETERS is 8-15 ATS (-8.5 Units) in all lined games this season.
ST PETERS is 1-8 ATS (-7.8 Units) in all home games this season.
ST PETERS is 1-8 ATS (-7.8 Units) in home lined games this season.
ST PETERS is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) in a home game where the total is 130 to 134.5 over the last 3 seasons.
ST PETERS is 4-12 ATS (-9.2 Units) against conference opponents this season.
ST PETERS is 1-8 ATS (-7.8 Units) in home games in February games over the last 3 seasons.
ST PETERS is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) in home games revenging a road loss vs opponent over the last 2 seasons.
ST PETERS is 9-23 ATS (-16.3 Units) in home games after 3 or more consecutive losses since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
ST PETERS is 4-1 against the spread versus NIAGARA over the last 3 seasons
ST PETERS is 4-1 straight up against NIAGARA 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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02/24/2012 04:07 PM

NCAAB
Armadillo's Write-Up

Friday, February 24

Yale (+3) came from behind to win 59-58 at Columbia Feb 11; Bulldogs forced 21 turnovers, outscored hosts 10-3 on foul line, winning despite Columbia's 52% shooting from floor. Yale is 4-2 as an Ivy favorite, 2-2 at home, winning home games by 4-10-7-4 points- they're 7-1 against the league, other than Harvard. Ivy League single digit home favorites are 9-6-1 against the spread. Columiba lost its last three games, by 1-11-2 points; Lions are 1-4 on Ivy road, losing by 5-5-11-2 points.

Brown (+13.5) lost 72-63 at Cornell Jan 11, shooting 39% with turnover ratio of -5 (14-9); Cornell was 12-23 from arc. Bears lost their last seven games, are 1-4-1 vs spread in last six; they're 1-4 at home in Ivy League play (1-3 as home underdog) losing home games by 13-9-14-17 points. Big Red lost its last two games; they're 1-4 on Ivy road, with only win by 9 at Dartmouth; they are 2-3 vs spread as an Ivy favorite. Ivy League home underdogs are 4-8 against the spread.

Dartmouth (+14) lost 58-55 at Penn Jan 11, even though they had 19-2 scoring edge on foul line; Big Green turned ball over 19 times (-11) for the game. Dartmouth is 1-4 in conference home games, with losses by 2-16-9-9 points- they're 1-3 as a home dog. Ivy League single digit home dogs are 3-7 against the spread. Quakers better not look ahead to game with Harvard Saturday; they won last three games, by 3-7-2 points, and are 3-1 on Ivy road, winning by 2-12-17 points (lost at Yale).

Harvard's only Ivy League loss was 70-62 (-5.5) at Princeton Feb 11, as Tigers outscored guests 17-7 on foul line, and shot 50% from floor for the game. Princeton is just 2-3 on Ivy road, 0-2 as road dog, losing away games by 8-15-4 points- they won last four games, but all those were at home. Harvard is 2-3 as home favorite, winning its Ivy home games by 16-11-5-27-15 points. Ivy League double home favorites are 3-8 against the spread, but Harvard is 2-3 in that role. .

Valparaiso (+5.5) upset Butler 77-71 in OT at Hinkle in Horizon opener Dec 3, shooting 53% from floor, while Butler shot 34% from floor, just 17-29 on foul line. Crusaders won six of last seven league games; they've won last six home games since losing at home to Milwaukee back on Dec 29. Butler won its last four games, allowing 53.8 ppg; they're 5-3 SU on road in conference play. Horizon League home teams are 13-6 against the spread when the number was 2 or less points.

Utah State (+2.5) lost 57-54 at Idaho Jan 21, turning ball over 16 times (-8); Aggies lost last two home games, to New Mexico State/UCSB, in an arena where they've rarely lost for the last decade- they're 4-2 overall at home in WAC games. WAC home favorites of 7 or less points are 5-9 against the spread. Vandals won last four games by 3-1-9-9 points; they are 2-2 on WAC road, with favorites covering three of the four games. Idaho lost by 10 at Fresno, 12 at New Mexico State.

West Virginia was horrendous in 71-44 loss at Notre Dame Wednesday, its sixth loss in last eight games; not sure what young Mountaineers have left in tank, but expect you'll get good effort here, in game bubble team needs to win. Marquette won 11 of last 12 games, winning/covering last four; they're 4-3 as Big East home favorite, winning home games by 4-19-5-11-20-7-17 points. Big East home teams are 15-11 against spread if the number was 2 or less points.

Rider (+9) lost 63-46 at Loyola Feb 3, shooting 30.6% in game that was 39-12 at half; Broncs lost last three games by 2-13-9 points; they're 5-1 in last six home games, with only loss during that stretch to Iona by 13 nine days ago. Greyhounds lost two of last three games, are 4-1 as road favorite in MAAC games, winning on road by 7-3-12-18-11 points, with losses at Iona/Marist. MAAC home underdogs of less than 5 points are 3-6 against the spread.

Manhattan (-9.5) won 78-66 at Canisius Jan 27, despite making just 10 of 21 from foul line in game they trailed by hoop at the half. Jaspers are just 2-3 in last five games, 2-3 as MAAC home favorite, winning home games by 26-2-19-7-22 points, with losses to Rider/Iona. Canisius lost its last 10 league games; they're 3-4 as MAAC road dog, losing its road games by 18-4-15-24-19-11-3 points. MAAC double digit home faves are 4-12 against the spread.

Iona (-2) won 71-62 at Fairfield Jan 27, game they led by 14 at half, as Stags were just 5-21 from arc with 17 turnovers. Gaels won three in row and seven of last eight games; they're 3-4 as MAAC home favorite, with home wins by 12-11-20-19-9 points. MAAC single digit home favorites are 19-15-1 against the spread. Fairfield won seven of last eight games, is 1-1 as MAAC underdog, 5-2 SU on MAAC road, losing only at Siena by 13 and by a hoop at Manhattan.

St Peter's (+5.5) lost 85-73 at Niagara Jan 13, turning ball over 19 times (-8) in game where both sides made 11-24 from arc. Peacocks lost five in a row and nine of last 10 games (0-5 vs spread in last five); they're 0-4 as a MAAC home underdog, losing home games by 14-12-24-11-19-22 points. Niagara lost its last four road games; they're 2-5 on MAAC road, with only wins by 5 at Loyola, 19 at Canisius. MAAC home underdogs of less than 5 points are 3-6 against the spread.

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cnotes Posts:23607 Followers:32
02/24/2012 04:08 PM

NCAAB

Friday, February 24

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College funds: Friday's best NCAAB bets
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Marquette Golden Eagles at West Virginia Mountaineers (-1.5, N/A)

The Golden Eagles are going to go as far as Jae Crowder and Darius Johnson-Odom take them, which is a very encouraging thought for Marquette supporters.

Crowder and Johnson-Odom are both strong candidates for the conference’s Player of the Year honors and seem to be improving as the games get increasingly more important.

Crowder put up 29 points and added 12 rebounds in last weekend’s win over UConn and then followed that up with 27 points and seven rebounds to help down Rutgers.

The Golden Eagles have won 11 of their last 12 and have covered the number in four straight as they work toward a top seed in the Big East Tournament, and a rest before the postseason begins.

“If you can get the double-bye, the chance of winning the tournament are much higher,” Crowder told reporters. “Last year, we were on the other end of it and had to play right away. We want to change that this year.”

The Mountaineers look like they’ve already checked out. Down two points at the half against Notre Dame, they fell apart in the second session in a 71-44 loss.

Pick: Golden Eagles


Princeton Tigers at Harvard Crimson (-11, N/A)

Harvard coach Tommy Amaker hasn’t had much to worry about this season, but the Princeton Tigers have given the Crimson fits.

Princeton beat Harvard 70-62 earlier this month as a 5-point home favorite. Ian Hummer scored 20 points and grabbed 90 rebounds in the win, which was the fifth time in six games that Tigers supporters have cashed against the Crimson.

“[Princeton] spreads the floor, and Hummer is just a very tough matchup. He’s a guy who can put it on the floor, shoot it from the outside, but also post up,”Amaker told reporters. “I thought they got too much on the interior against us, whether it was back cuts or we failed to call out some screening action. Hopefully we can do a much better job defending the Princeton offense.”

We’re anticipating a close one here.

Pick: Tigers


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cnotes Posts:23607 Followers:32
02/24/2012 04:10 PM

NCAAB
Dunkel

Butler at Valparaiso
The Bulldogs look to take advantage of a Valpo team that is 3-8-1 ATS in its last 12 games as a home favorite. Butler is the pick (+1) according to Dunkel, which has the Bulldogs favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Butler (+1). Here are all of today's picks.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24

Game 801-802: Columbia at Yale (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Columbia 52.129; Yale 54.491
Dunkel Line: Yale by 2 1/2; 130
Vegas Line: Yale by 4 1/2; 126
Dunkel Pick: Columbia (+4 1/2); Over

Game 803-804: Cornell at Brown (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cornell 50.155; Brown 44.768
Dunkel Line: Cornell by 5 1/2; 127
Vegas Line: Cornell by 4; 134
Dunkel Pick: Cornell (-4); Under

Game 805-806: Pennsylvania at Dartmouth (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pennsylvania 53.059; Dartmouth 49.049
Dunkel Line: Pennsylvania by 4; 116
Vegas Line: Pennsylvania by 6; 119 1/2
Dunkel Pick Dartmouth (+6); Under

Game 807-808: Princeton at Harvard (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Princeton 54.510; Harvard 66.680
Dunkel Line: Harvard by 12; 120
Vegas Line: Harvard by 10 1/2; 117 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Harvard (-10 1/2); Over

Game 809-810: Butler at Valparaiso (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Butler 61.311; Valparaiso 60.946
Dunkel Line: Butler by 1; 119
Vegas Line: Valparaiso by 1; 125
Dunkel Pick: Butler (+1); Under

Game 811-812: Idaho at Utah State (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Idaho 53.808; Utah State 61.074
Dunkel Line: Utah State by 7 1/2; 133
Vegas Line: Utah State by 5 1/2; 129 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Utah State (-5 1/2); Over

Game 813-814: Marquette at West Virginia (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Marquette 70.639; West Virginia 68.312
Dunkel Line: Marquette by 2 1/2; 148
Vegas Line: West Virginia by 1; 144
Dunkel Pick: Marquette (+1); Over

Game 815-816: Loyola-MD at Rider (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Loyola-MD 53.514; Rider 48.085
Dunkel Line: Loyola-MD by 5 1/2; 134
Vegas Line: Loyola-MD by 3; 138
Dunkel Pick: Loyola-MD (-3); Under

Game 817-818: Canisius at Manhattan (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Canisius 40.482; Manhattan 55.504
Dunkel Line: Manhattan by 15; 142
Vegas Line: Manhattan by 17 1/2; 137
Dunkel Pick: Canisius (+17 1/2); Over

Game 819-820: Fairfield at Iona (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Fairfield 57.299; Iona 66.744
Dunkel Line: Iona by 9 1/2; 136
Vegas Line: Iona by 8; 140 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Iona (-8); Under

Game 821-822: Niagara at St. Peter's (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Niagara 44.964; St. Peter's 43.063
Dunkel Line: Niagara by 2; 135
Vegas Line: Niagara by 3 1/2; 133
Dunkel Pick: St. Peter's (+3 1/2); Over

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