Tuesday, February 26
-- Indiana (-8) beat Minnesota 88-81 Jan 12, going 26-40 on foul line, as they beat Gophers for third time in last four series games; Indiana lost three of last four visits here. Gophers were 11-27 on arc, 12-15 on line in first game; they've lost four of five and 8 of last 11 games, losing last two by 21-26 points. Big Dozen home underdogs of 8 or less points are 8-13 vs spread. Indiana is 6-1 SU on road, 2-3 as road favorite; four of its six road wins are by 8+ points.
-- George Mason (-3) shot 57% inside arc, was +8 in turnovers as they won 77-67 at Towson Jan 23, its 16th straight series win- they've won last seven series games here, all by 9+ points. CAA home favorites of 6 or less points are 11-23 vs spread. Mason is 0-5 vs spread in its last five home games, losing three of last four SU. Gritty Towson (1-31 LY) won five of last six games, is 5-2 as a CAA road underdog this year.
-- Xavier lost 72-68 at Memphis LY; Musketeers won four of last five home games, losing last game to VCU by 4- they're 4-5 last nine games overall. Memphis is unbeaten in C-USA; its last loss was December 15 to Louisville (87-78, +4). Tigers covered four of last six as the favorite. Xavier is 0-2 vs top 50 teams, losing to VCU and by 15 to Cincinnati. Memphis won six of last seven games vs top 100 teams.
-- Auburn (+3.5) trailed Alabama 15-2, then held Tide to 14 second half points in weird 49-37 home win Feb 6, Tigers' only win in their last 12 games, and first over Bama in last six tries, losing last three visits here by 12-2-6 points. Auburn lost its last five games, scoring 54.3 ppg in last three. SEC double digit home favorites are 11-16 vs spread. Alabama is 4-1 since Auburn loss, losing in triple overtime at LSU Saturday.
-- Detroit (-3.5) won 75-63 at Loyola Jan 26, after trailing by 7 early in second half; Titans won last nine series games, winning last three here, by 20-10-15 points- they also beat Ramblers by 21-9 in last two league tourneys. Loyola lost six of last seven games, is 3-2 as home dog, with three of five Horizon road losses by 3 or less points. Horizon double digit home favorites are 7-4 against the spread.
-- Green Bay (-6.5) outscored Milwaukee 35-15 over last 14:42 as they beat Panthers 74-54 on road Jan 25, its first win in last four series tilts. UWM lost three of last four visits here, losing by 4-7-5 points. Horizon double digit home favorites are 7-4 vs spread. Milwaukee won last two games after losing nine of previous 10; they're 3-4 as road dogs- six of its seven road losses are by 10+. Green Bay is 3-2 as a home favorite.
-- Wright State (-8.5) was 2-19 from arc, trailed 26-14 at half of a 55-49 home loss to Ill-Chicago Jan 26, its first series loss in last seven games. Raiders won last three visits here by 17-8-4 points; they've won three in row on Horizon road, covered five of six. Horizon home underdogs of 3 or less points are 7-5 vs spread. UIC lost five of last six games; they are 4-2 at home in Horizon, losing to Valpo by 5, Cleveland State by 11.
-- Youngstown (+3.5) led 19-9 early, coasted to 80-68 win over Valpo Jan 30, the third straight series win for home side; Penguins lost last five visits here, by 19-8-4-24-14 points. Crusaders won six of last seven, are 3-3 as home favorites, winning at home by 24-6-12-31-25 points, losing to Loyola/Detroit. Penguins are 1-3 as Horizon road underdog. Horizon double digit home favorites are 7-4 against the spread.
-- Wyoming (-6.5) was just 5-28 from arc in 57-48 home loss Jan 26 to Air Force, its fifth loss in last eight series games. Cowboys lost seven of last eight visits here, winning 64-53 LY to break long skid. MWC home favorites of 5 or less points are 8-4 vs spread. Air Force lost four of last five games, is 5-1 at home in MWC, with only loss to Colorado State by 3. Wyoming failed to cover its last four games as a road underdog.
-- Tennessee won its last five games, winning in four OTs at A&M last game; Vols swept Florida LY, after Gators had won previous four series games. Florida lost five of last six visits here, but most of those were in Pearl era in Knoxville. Florida is 12-2 in SEC, but 2-5 vs spread in last seven games; they're 5-2 as road favorites, with all five road wins by 17+ points. SEC single digit home underdogs are 15-8 vs spread.
-- Wake Forest (+3) hammered Florida State 71-46 at home 17 days ago, holding FSU is 32.6% from floor in its first series win in last five tries. Deacons lost five of last six visits here, losing last two by 4-24 points. Seminoles lost four of last five games, are 0-4 as home favorite, 3-3 SU at home, with wins by 3-2-3 points. ACC home favorites of 6 or less points are 8-15 vs spread. Wake is 3-4 as an ACC road underdog.
-- Nebraska beat Iowa Saturday after being down by 19; they're 3-2 last five home games, but lost 47-41 (+8.5) at home to Wisconsin Jan 6, as Badgers survived 3-13 foul shooting, their third league win in row over Huskers, by 24-5-6 points. Wisconsin is 2-4 as home favorite, winning at home by 9-23-1-4-3-22 points. Big Dozen double digit home favorites are 11-8 vs spread. Cornhuskers are 3-3 vs spread as a road underdog.