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Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on all of Tuesday’s ranked college basketball games:
(1) Indiana at (5) Michigan State (-1.5)
A five-game winning streak has Michigan State knocking on the door to sole possession of first place in the Big Ten. Michigan State has not lost since dropping a 75-70 decision in Bloomington, Ind., on Jan. 27 and is currently tied with the Hoosiers atop the conference. The Spartans have held their last four opponents to an average of 57.8 points and sit second in the Big Ten in scoring defense (59.1). The Hoosiers lead the Big Ten in scoring offense (82.9) and have gone for 80 or more points in four of their last five victories. Indiana is 1-8 ATS in the last nine meetings at Michigan State.
(20) Marquette at Seton Hall (+5.5)
Marquette has won three of four following Saturday's impressive 79-69 victory over Pittsburgh that extended its home winning streak to 23 games - the fourth-longest active streak nationally. The Pirates are careening in the other direction, having dropped seven consecutive games and 11 of their last 12 to move within one game of the conference cellar. Marquette has won 10 of 12 meetings overall but Seton Hall captured the last home matchup in March 2011. The Pirates are 8-1 ATS in their last nine Tuesday games.
Duquesne at (15) Butler (-16.5)
Before they take on a difficult stretch run, the Butler Bulldogs get one more very winnable game when they host last-place Duquesne. The Bulldogs will enter a game behind first-place and nationally ranked Virginia Commonwealth in the Atlantic 10 and one-half game back of Saint Louis. The Bulldogs are coming off a 68-63 win at Fordham on Saturday. After scoring less than 70 points in eight straight games, the Dukes erupted for 84 at Temple before suffering a 67-62 loss to Rhode Island Saturday. The Bulldogs are 1-4-1 ATS in their last six games overall.
(24) VCU at Saint Louis (-3.5)
With regular-season games dwindling, the winner of Tuesday's tilt between Virginia Commonwealth and Saint Louis might very well be to determine the Atlantic 10 champion. The Billikens find themselves a half-game behind the Rams, who are on top in their inaugural season in the conference. Both teams have responded to two-game slumps with extended winning streaks (five for Virginia Commonwealth, seven for Saint Louis) and it'll be a battle of offense against defense to see which streak continues. The Rams enter boasting the league's top scoring offense, averaging over 78 points per game, over five points better than the next-best team. But the Billiken defense, the Atlantic 10's best, has allowed just 104 combined points in the past two games. Saint Louis is 7-0 ATS in its last seven games overall.
Virginia at (2) Miami-Florida (-8)
Virginia shot 58.5 percent from the field in Saturday’s 93-81 loss at North Carolina. That’s the Cavaliers’ best shooting in a defeat since 2003, when they made 59.2 percent in a 78-77 loss at Clemson. Virginia is also holding its opponents to 54 points per game and is ranked first in the ACC in scoring defense. Miami extended its winning streak to 13 games with a thrilling win at Clemson Sunday and is now one win shy of tying a school record of 14 consecutive victories. The Hurricanes are undefeated in ACC play with a 12-0 mark and 5-0 all-time at home against the Cavaliers. Miami is 14-3 ATS in its last 17 home games.
(4) Florida at Missouri (+4.5)
Florida shot 59.3 percent from the field and forced 21 turnovers in an 83-52 triumph over Missouri on Jan. 19. Each the Gators’ 11 SEC victories have come by at least 17 points, but Missouri has been almost as dominant at home, going 14-0 at Mizzou Arena with 12 of those wins coming by at least 14 points. Florida is 6-1 ATS in its last seven road games.
More college hoops powers fated for a February fall?
College basketball bettors have already seen plenty of top programs hit the wall in February. Ranked teams like Ohio State, Arizona and Creighton have suffered numerous losses this month, as the long schedule wears on and the pressure of making the postseason builds.
There are a few more programs whose wheels have wobbled in recent games. Could they be the next big names to flop in February? We take a look at four programs bettors should be wary of down the stretch.
San Diego State Aztecs (18-7 SU, 11-8-1 ATS)
The Aztecs were the class of the Mountain West for most of the season but back-to-back road losses and a tough upcoming calendar could send SDSU into a tailspin at the worst possible time. San Diego State faces a tough Wyoming squad Tuesday, following losses to Colorado State and UNLV.
The Aztecs haven’t been able to get the job done in close contests, going 3-5 SU in games decided by three points or less in the final minute of regulation. San Diego State has a few more nail-bitters on deck, with New Mexico, Air Force and Boise State still to come.
Butler Bulldogs (21-5 SU, 14-9-1 ATS)
Butler had the element of surprise early on in its first stretch of A-10 games since moving over from the Horizon League. But, it looks like teams have more and more tape on Brad Stevens’ squad and the Bulldogs have lost a bit of their luster.
Butler lost SU and ATS to Charlotte last week before stealing a squeaker at Fordham. They’ve failed to cover the spread in three straight games and are 1-1-4 ATS in their past six conference games. The going gets much tougher for Butler down the stretch, with A-10 powers VCU, St. Louis, UMass and Xavier all on deck.
Syracuse Orange (21-4 SU, 13-8 ATS)
Here comes the hate. Cuse fans will jump all over this like Jim Boeheim on Andy Katz, but that defense mechanism is merely masking a worried fan base that watched its team lose straight up as road favorite at Connecticut last week. The Orange are just 3-3 SU and ATS in their last six and run the gauntlet in the final weeks of the regular season.
Adding to those worries is just how good rival Georgetown is playing this month. The two classic foes collide at the Carrier Dome this weekend in a battle for the conference’s top spot. Cuse then plays at Marquette and hosts Louisville in a stretch that should unclog the logjam atop the Big East.
Michigan Wolverines (22-4 SU, 12-11-1 ATS)
The Wolverines' offense seems to be running out of gas as the Big Ten battles pile up. Michigan found its touch in a win over Penn State but not before two poor offensive showings cost it some spots in the standings. Hopefully John Beilein can keep his club at that tempo.
The Wolverines have some tough games to wrap up conference play. Michigan has the week off to prepare for upset-hungry Illinois Sunday and has rematches with Michigan State and Indiana before the end of the calendar. Around those games are potential letdown and lookahead spots at Penn State and Purdue.
And we really do like this card, at least a whole lot better than Monday's. Many of these games have much bigger implications than just this one game. There's Conference seedings at stake, as well as those Top Tier teams that want at least a #2 seed in the Tournament. And yeah, they go by RPI and all that, but there's still the human element and most humans I know have a very short memory, so they will indeed pay a lot more homage to these late-season marquee games. We have a lot of work to do.
Indiana at Michigan State: I suppose people will be lining up to take the Spartans because of what they did to Michigan, which was predictable, and the fact that they lost at Indiana earlier in the season. With that in mind, you probably will pay for an extra possession or so by taking the Spartans. Both teams have had three days rest after thrashing inferior teams, which is somewhat surprising that at least one of them didn't have a closer game, given the look-ahead spots. Both these teams are 11-2 in Conference so this game will go a long way towards determining a LOT of things. I will try to make a case for the Hoosiers, because the one for the Spartans is just obvious. Playing well. Izzo. What I don't like about the Hoosiers is that they are 11th in the Big Ten in turnovers, but, they are second in actually creating them. In games like this (most, actually) turnovers and rebounds are about the only separation and games' end. Indiana does have the size and the experience here, but I am not sure they're going to win on the road simply shooting three's. If the Spartans do have a weakness, it's probably interior defense. With that in mind, I do like the fact that Indiana gets to the line a ton, and that may be the difference. Even on the road. I see that BetOnline opened the Hoosiers as a favorite and obviously everyone jumped on MSU with the points. I'll be interested to see what line(s) actually come out and where they settle. Remember, it doesn't take much money to move a virgin line. I would have taken the +1.5 too, if for no other reason than the fact that if it went to MSU -1.5, I'd take the Hoosiers with the points. I do think this is a last possession game. MSU the home floor and revenge, and Indiana probably better talent.
VCU at St. Louis: And these two teams are tied atop the A-10 as well. What's interesting is that they've played the two worst Conference schedules, too, meaning we really need to look ahead for a minute. St. Louis is AT Butler in three days, and probably a pissed off Bulldog team because the Billikens beat them by 17 on New Years' Eve. I have to lean to St. Louis here, but cautiously with that spot. The reason being that they've only lost once at home (in conference, they did lost to Santa Clara in November) and the fact that the best team VCU has beaten on the road is/was St. Bonaventure. St. Louis clearly has the size and the experience, and will slow the tempo down. VCU typically lives and dies by the three, and on the road that isn't always a good thing. Here we've got a Billiken team that's lone weakness may well be in defending that semi-circle, but St. Louis gets to the line a ton, and I wonder whether VCU has the depth should the get into foul trouble. I will say that since Conference play has started it appears VCU goes inside more, but against St. Louis and their length that might not be a great idea. They are, however, shooting 53% as a team from inside the arc in the A-10. But, remember what I said about the Conference strength of schedule. St. Louis or nothing.
North Carolina at G-Tech: Does anyone that's not betting on this game even care? Perhaps even those on Tobacco Road. Most of those people in Chapel Hill really only care about the March 9th season Finale against Duke. I really wonder if the youth on this team might not think that way, too, especially where they have NC State at home on Saturday. Clearly G-Tech WILL be excited to play this game, if for no other reason than the fact that they got absolutely destroyed by the Tar Heels a month ago. Clearly I'd have to take Tech or nothing here, but the one thing I did notice was that Tech hasn't played a great schedule and the 'Heels have actually played the second toughest in the ACC. And their losses haven't really been bad ones. Tech cannot score (neither could Clemson until they played Miami, so be careful in the ACC, no matter what sport!) but the do have some length and can play some defense. Some serious defense, actually. With that in mind, probably the best bet in this game is the under.
Witchita State at Indiana State: Well, the Shockers certainly stole on out of their ass on Sunday, which will do one of two things. Give them a ton of confidence, or, drain them from energy playing only two days later. I'm sure they're focused, but the do have a BB game at home against Detroit on Saturday, which will probably go a long way towards determining BOTH teams' post season fate(s). The Sycamores actually beat Witchita State on the road earlier this season in a game where they shot over 60% and held the Shockers to 16-59 (not a misprint) from the floor. Clearly Witchita State's gonna be pissed, but on the road, two days after an improbable win, I'm not sure I can go there. Yet. Yes, ISU lost at Bradley and at Missouri State, which almost defy explanation. However, they have not lost at home, which include wins over Creighton and Northern Iowa. Indiana State is a terrible offensive rebounding team, and the Shockers clean up the glass really well, so it appears that they Sycamore's are once again going to have to shoot 60% to win this game. I don't like that Witchita has turned it over so much, and I almost see another game like Sunday's against Illinois State, only in reverse. I think Witchita comes out fast and the scoring is done early here, and that they perhaps tire a bit in the 2H off less rest and an emotional game. ISU clearly, after those losses, will have an extra possession built in here, but this could be one of those games that "value" doesn't matter (to me).
Maryland was without a quality win this season, a real quality win that is, until Saturday when it defeated Duke at home by a bucket. It was big win for the Terrapins which are still hoping they are in the mix for the NCAA Tournament but they need to accomplish a lot more and that includes avoiding a loss against lowly Boston College. I just don't see them avoiding this though as this team is extremely young and this is the ultimate letdown spot following a big game. We already saw it once as after a big win against NC State, where fans stormed the court, the Terrapins went to North Carolina and lost by 10 points in a game that was not as close as the final score indicates. I see a similar situation here even though the Eagles are not in the same class as North Carolina. Boston College is 3-9 on the season in the ACC but that record could easily be better as of those nine losses, six have come by five points or fewer so unlike some recent Boston College teams, this one has been a lot more competitive. The Eagles are 2-8 on the highway, counting both road and neutral site games but they are a decent 9-6 at home and while it includes just a 2-4 record against the ACC, three of those losses came against NC State, Miami and Duke by a combined seven points with the latter two being decided by a point each. Boston College has slid under the radar with a winning record against the number and it is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games against teams with a winning record. Meanwhile, the Terrapins are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 road games against teams with a winning home record. Look for the Maryland letdown to settle in Tuesday. Play (548) Boston College Eagles
Marquette just continues to win games and stays under the radar on a national level. The Hall have fallen apart during Big East play going 2-11 with wins against USF and DePaul, both of whom are terrible teams. The Golden Eagles just do not loss to bottom feeder teams in the Big East and thus we will lay this low number with them tonight on the road. Marquette is 29-13 ATS (1 push) in their last 43 road games against teams that have a winning record at home. Seton Hall is 1-6 ATS (1 push) in their last 8 home games. Both trends hold true on Tuesday, as the Golden Eagles pull away late to win this game comfortably.
-- Tennessee won its last four games vs LSU, beating Tigers LY in OT in Baton Rouge; Tigers lost three of last four visits here, with losses by 3-22-23 points. LSU won five of last six games overall, are 3-1 as an SEC road dog, with road losses by 5-9-5-3 points. Tennessee won by 30 over shorthanded Kentucky last game; Vols won last three games, allowing an average of 55 ppg. SEC home favorites of 6+ points are 15-22.
-- Quick turnaround for Wichita squad that stole win at Illinois State two nights ago, after being down 5 with 0:50 left. Shockers (-12) got beat at home 68-55 by Indiana State Jan 29, shooting 27% from floor- they won last three games overall by 29-15-1. Sycamores lost last two games, but are 7-0 at home in Valley, including 76-57 win over Creighton. Home underdogs of 5 or less points are 14-5 vs spread in MVC this year.
-- Indiana (-9.5) shot 59% inside arc, beat Michigan State 75-50 Jan 27, 13th win for home team in last 15 series games. Hoosiers lost last seven visits here, by 12-14-8-28-29-1-15 points, but they're 8-1 in last nine games overall, including win at Ohio State last week. Spartans won last five games since loss at Indiana; they're 6-0 at home in league. Big Dozen favorites are 11-6 in games where spread is 3 or less points.
-- Florida State won last three games vs NC State by 13-10-14 points; they've won last four visits to NC State, but lost three of last four road games, losing by 20-24-25 points- they're 3-2 as ACC road underdogs. Wolfpack is 4-5 in last nine games, with no wins by more than 8 points; they're 2-3 as ACC home favorite, winning game in Raleigh by 13-8-4-8-4 points. ACC home favorites of 8+ points are 13-8 vs spread.
-- Marquette (-9.5) beat Seton Hall 69-62 Jan 16, its 10th win in last 11 series games; Eagles won three of last four visits here, losing 85-72 in its last visit two years ago. Marquette won five of last seven games; they're 2-3 on Big East road, 1-0 as road favorite. Pirates lost last seven games, are 0-4 as home underdogs, losing at home by 15-12-6-11-11 points. Big East home underdogs of 6 or less points are 7-12 against spread.
-- Texas split its first two games with Kabongo eligible, upsetting Iowa State in OT; they beat TCU 60-43 (-12) at home Feb 2, holding Frogs to 32.7% from floor. Longhorns are 0-5 SU on Big X road this year, 2-1 vs spread as favorite. TCU is 1-4 as home dog, with an upset over Kansas, and losses by 9-13-13-26-13 points. Big X home underdogs of 7 or less points are 2-4 against the spread.
-- Northern Iowa (-12) beat Missouri State 48-37 two weeks ago, game Bears led 29-26 with 10:00 left; Panthers are 7-2 in last nine series tilts, winning three of last four visits here, with wins by 9-1-1. State is 12-3 vs spread in Valley games, 5-1 as home dog; they're 5-2 SU at home in league, losing to Creighton by 22, Wichita by 10. MVC home underdogs of 6 or less points are 15-6 against the spread.
-- Saint Louis won/covered last seven games, with all seven wins by 9+ points; Billikens are 3-2 as A-16 home favorite, winning home games by 8-17-29-18 points, with loss to URI. VCU won its last five games and is A-16 underdog for first time; they're 4-1 on A-16 road, with only loss in OT at Richmond, when they led by 7 in last minute, before blowing it. Six of last eight Billiken games went over total. A-16 home favorites of 4 or less points are 17-11 vs spread.
-- Florida (-13) crushed Missouri 83-52 Jan 19, forcing 21 turnovers and shooting 67.5% inside arc; Mizzou is 6-0 at home in SEC games- they were favored in all six. Gators won last three games by 25-17-31 points, since getting upset at Arkansas- they're 5-1 as SEC road favorites. SEC home underdogs of 5 or less points are 11-6 vs spread. Missouri's last three losses are by 3-2-2 points.
-- Miami pulled out 45-43 win at Clemson Sunday after trailing by 4 in last 1:46; they've won six of last eight games vs Virginia, with last three won by a point or in OT. 'canes lost four of last five visits here, losing by 20-11-1-18 points. Miami is 4-0 as home favorite, winning at home by 7-27-24-22-26 points. ACC home favorites of 8+ points are 13-8 vs spread. Virginia won three of last four games, is 2-4 on ACC road, with losses by 3-15-6-12 points- their last five games went over total.
-- Maryland (-8.5) beat Boston College 64-59 Jan 22, in game that saw both teams shoot less than 60% on foul line; trap game for Terp squad off emotional win over Duke, despite turning ball over 26 times- they've split last four visits here. BC lost 8 of its last 11 games, four of six ACC home games; their last three games (!-2) were decided by total of seven points. ACC home underdogs are 16-5 against spread.
-- North Carolina (-10.5) beat Georgia Tech 79-63 Jan 23, holding Tech to 36% from floor; UNC lost four of last five visits here, with only win by a point five years ago. Home teams won 11 of last 13 series games. Tar Heels lost three of last four road games (won by 12 at BC). Tech is 4-3 in last seven games, with last six decided by 6 or less points. ACC home underdogs are 16-5 against the spread; Tech is 1-1 as home dog.
-- Nevada (+2.5) won 68-61 in Fresno Jan 19, outscoring Bulldogs 30-12 on foul line (Wolf Pack was 30-37, Fresno 12-21); Nevada lost three of five MWC home games, beating Boise by 16, Air Force by 5- they're 1-1 as home favorites. Bulldogs lost seven of last eight games, are 2-3 as dog on MWC road. Four of last five Fresno games stayed under total. MWC home favorites of 6 or less points are 10-4 against the spread.
NCAA Basketball Picks
North Carolina at Georgia Tech
The Yellow Jackets look to take advantage of a North Carolina team that is 0-8 ATS in its last 8 games at Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech is the pick (+4) according to Dunkel, which has the game Even. Dunkel Pick: Georgia Tech (+4). Here are all of today's games.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19
Time Posted: 7:30 a.m. EST
Game 519-520: LSU at Tennessee (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LSU 59.940; Tennessee 62.986
Dunkel Line: Tennessee by 3; 127
Vegas Line: Tennessee by 7 1/2; 131 1/2
Dunkel Pick: LSU (+7 1/2); Under
Game 521-522: Wichita State at Indiana State (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Wichita State 63.930; Indiana State 63.886
Dunkel Line: Even
Vegas Line: Wichita State by 3
Dunkel Pick: Indiana State (+3)
Game 523-524: Duquesne at Butler (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Duquesne 51.099; Butler 65.532
Dunkel Line: Butler by 14 1/2; 136
Vegas Line: Butler by 17; 139
Dunkel Pick: Duquesne (+17); Under
Game 525-526: Indiana at Michigan State (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Indiana 76.310; Michigan State 79.413
Dunkel Line: Michigan State by 3; 144
Vegas Line: Michigan State by 1 1/2; 141
Dunkel Pick: Michigan State (-1 1/2); Over
Game 527-528: Florida State at NC State (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Florida State 58.655; NC State 70.037
Dunkel Line: NC State by 11 1/2; 151
Vegas Line: NC State by 7 1/2; 147
Dunkel Pick: NC State (-7 1/2); Over
Game 529-530: Marquette at Seton Hall (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Marquette 66.022; Seton Hall 61.964
Dunkel Line: Marquette by 4; 125
Vegas Line: Marquette by 6; 130
Dunkel Pick: Seton Hall (+6); Under
Game 531-532: Texas at TCU (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas 59.392; TCU 56.120
Dunkel Line: Texas by 3 1/2; 115
Vegas Line: Texas by 5; 112 1/2
Dunkel Pick: TCU (+5); Over
Game 533-534: Southern Illinois at Creighton (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Southern Illinois 54.751; Creighton 66.787
Dunkel Line: Creighton by 12; 130
Vegas Line: Creighton by 16; 136 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Southern Illinois (+16); Under
Game 535-536: Valparaiso at Loyola-Chicago (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Valparaiso 61.104; Loyola-Chicago 52.996
Dunkel Line: Valparaiso by 8; 124
Vegas Line: Valparaiso by 6; 128
Dunkel Pick: Valparaiso (-6); Under
Game 537-538: Northern Iowa at Missouri State (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Northern Iowa 64.358; Missouri State 53.003
Dunkel Line: Northern Iowa by 11 1/2; 115
Vegas Line: Northern Iowa by 6; 111 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Northern Iowa (-6); Over
Game 539-540: Utah State at BYU (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Utah State 57.013; BYU 70.730
Dunkel Line: BYU by 13 1/2; 136
Vegas Line: BYU by 11 1/2; 140
Dunkel Pick: BYU (-11 1/2); Under
Game 541-542: VCU at St. Louis (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: VCU 65.478; St. Louis 73.366
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 8; 137
Vegas Line: St. Louis by 3 1/2; 133 1/2
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (-3 1/2); Over
Game 543-544: Florida at Missouri (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Florida 79.360; Missouri 73.085
Dunkel Line: Florida by 6; 144
Vegas Line: Florida by 4 1/2; 139
Dunkel Pick: Florida (-4 1/2); Over
Game 545-546: Virginia at Miami (FL) (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Virginia 70.167; Miami (FL) 77.315
Dunkel Line: Miami (FL) by 7; 112
Vegas Line: Miami (FL) by 8 1/2; 116 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Virginia (+8 1/2); Under
Game 547-548: Maryland at Boston College (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Maryland 66.314; Boston College 63.230
Dunkel Line: Maryland by 3; 139
Vegas Line: Maryland by 1 1/2; 135 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Maryland (-1 1/2); Over
Game 549-550: North Carolina at Georgia Tech (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: North Carolina 66.634; Georgia Tech 66.272
Dunkel Line: Even; 133
Vegas Line: North Carolina by 4; 137
Dunkel Pick: Georgia Tech (+4); Under
Game 551-552: Wyoming at San Diego State (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Wyoming 58.420; San Diego State 71.363
Dunkel Line: San Diego State by 13; 119
Vegas Line: San Diego State by 11 1/2; 113
Dunkel Pick: San Diego State (-11 1/2); Over
Game 553-554: Fresno State at Nevada (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Fresno State 56.276; Nevada 60.466
Dunkel Line: Nevada by 4; 117
Vegas Line: Nevada by 6; 121
Dunkel Pick: Fresno State (+6); Under
Play On - A road team (N IOWA) a marginal winning team (51% to 60%) playing a bad team (20 to 40%), on Tuesday nights.
41-15 since 1997. ( 73.2% 24.5 units )
1-2 this year. ( 33.3% -1.2 units )
CBB N CAROLINA at GEORGIA TECH
Play Against - Home underdogs of +145 to +350 vs. the money line (GEORGIA TECH) after a win by 6 points or less against opponent after a combined score of 155 points or more.
169-44 since 1997. ( 79.3% 66.6 units )
5-2 this year. ( 71.4% -0.2 units )
CBB VIRGINIA at MIAMI
Play Against - A favorite vs. the 1rst half line (MIAMI) after beating the spread by 48 or more points total in their last ten games, top level team, winning 80% or more of their games on the season.
89-45 over the last 5 seasons. ( 66.4% 39.5 units )
20-17 this year. ( 54.1% 1.3 units )