02/18/2013 01:16 PM
Jeff Scott Sports (CBB)
3 UNIT PLAYS
Georgia State -1.5 over WILLIAM & MARY: the panthers are off an impressive 18 point road win at George mason, while the tribe was beating up on 3-23 ODU over the weekend. Both teams are pretty even on offense, but a solid edge goes to the Panthers on defense, where they are 165th in points allowed, while the Tribe is 225th. The Favorite is 4-1 ATS the last 5 and Georgia State has won the last 3 SU. We also note that the Panthers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall, while the Tribe 8-20 ATS in their last 28 home games vs a team with a road winning % of less than .400. Look for the Panthers to take this important game late.
Rutgers/ Villanova Under 131: The Over is 10-1 in the last 11 meetings, but that just won't happen in this one. Rutgers comes in struggling at the offensive end of the floor right now as they have averaged just 57.9 ppg in their last 7 games and they have averaged 62.9 ppg on the road this year. Villanova is not a superb defensive team, but they have been very good at that end of the floor of late, allowing just 59.2 ppg on 39.2% shooting in their last 5 games. Offensive consistency has been a problem for the Cats this year as they have scored 60 or less in 3 of their last 6 games. The Rutgers defense has been pretty solid of late, allowing just 65.8 ppg in their last 6 games. both teams are high turnover teams and neither team is really an uptempo team. That should keep this game in the lower 120's.
3 TEAM 8 POINT TEASER--- Iona +10, Notre Dame +18.5 & Kansas State -3
2 UNIT PLAYS
Iona +2 over Fairfield
Notre Dame +10.5 over PITTSBURGH
1 UNIT PLAY
West Virginia/ Kansas State Over 127