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03/16/2013 12:32 PM

NCAAB
Dunkel

Albany vs. Vermont
The Catamounts look to build on their 13-3 ATS record in their last 16 games against teams with a winning percentage above .600. Vermont is the pick (-6 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Catamounts favored by 9. Dunkel Pick: Vermont (-6 1/2). Here are all of today's games.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

Game 513-514: Southern Mississippi vs. Memphis (11:30 a.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Southern Mississippi 64.453; Memphis 67.135
Dunkel Line: Memphis by 2 1/2; 149
Vegas Line: Memphis by 5 1/2; 144
Dunkel Pick: Southern Mississippi (+5 1/2); Over

Game 515-516: Alabama vs. Florida (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Alabama 61.722; Florida 76.720
Dunkel Line: Florida by 15; 112
Vegas Line: Florida by 12 1/2; 116
Dunkel Pick: Florida (-12 1/2); Under

Game 517-518: Mississippi vs. Vanderbilt (3:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Mississippi 68.685; Vanderbilt 61.668
Dunkel Line: Mississippi by 7; 129
Vegas Line: Mississippi by 4; 133
Dunkel Pick: Mississippi (-4); Under

Game 519-520: NC State vs. Miami (FL) (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NC State 69.306; Miami (FL) 68.257
Dunkel Line: NC State by 1; 140
Vegas Line: Miami (FL) by 2; 135
Dunkel Pick: NC State (+2); Over

Game 521-522: Maryland vs. North Carolina (3:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Maryland 62.649; North Carolina 71.372
Dunkel Line: North Carolina by 8 1/2; 140
Vegas Line: North Carolina by 3 1/2; 143 1/2
Dunkel Pick: North Carolina (-3 1/2); Under

Game 523-524: Butler vs. St. Louis (1:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Butler 65.682; St. Louis 67.516
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 2; 126
Vegas Line: St. Louis by 4; 122
Dunkel Pick: Butler (+4); Over

Game 525-526: Massachusetts vs. VCU (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Massachusetts 61.776; VCU 67.888
Dunkel Line: VCU by 6; 155
Vegas Line: VCU by 8; 150
Dunkel Pick: Massachusetts (+8); Over

Game 527-528: Wisconsin vs. Indiana (1:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Wisconsin 68.820; Indiana 77.381
Dunkel Line: Indiana by 8 1/2; 124
Vegas Line: Indiana by 6 1/2; 128
Dunkel Pick: Indiana (-6 1/2); Under

Game 529-530: Michigan State vs. Ohio State (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Michigan State 72.736; Ohio State 75.416
Dunkel Line: Ohio State by 2 1/2; 127
Vegas Line: Ohio State by 1; 124
Dunkel Pick: Ohio State (-1); Over

Game 531-532: Kansas State vs. Kansas (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Kansas State 67.459; Kansas 73.473
Dunkel Line: Kansas by 6; 130
Vegas Line: Kansas by 4; 133
Dunkel Pick: Kansas (-4); Under

Game 533-534: New Mexico at UNLV (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: New Mexico 68.182; UNLV 67.927
Dunkel Line: Even; 132
Vegas Line: UNLV by 3; 126
Dunkel Pick: New Mexico (+3); Over

Game 535-536: Ohio vs. Akron (6:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Ohio 62.001; Akron 58.834
Dunkel Line: Ohio by 3; 135
Vegas Line: Ohio by 1; 140
Dunkel Pick: Ohio (-1); Under

Game 537-538: Syracuse vs. Louisville (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Syracuse 69.684; Louisville 77.332
Dunkel Line: Louisville by 7 1/2; 127
Vegas Line: Louisville by 5; 123
Dunkel Pick: Louisville (-5); Over

Game 539-540: Oregon vs. UCLA (11:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oregon 67.766; UCLA 65.093
Dunkel Line: Oregon by 2 1/2; 133
Vegas Line: Oregon by 1 1/2; 138
Dunkel Pick: Oregon (-1 1/2); Under

Game 541-542: UC-Irvine vs. Pacific (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: UC-Irvine 55.326; Pacific 58.597
Dunkel Line: Pacific by 3 1/2; 121
Vegas Line: Pacific by 1 1/2; 125 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Pacific (-1 1/2); Under

Game 543-544: TX-Arlington vs. New Mexico State (11:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: TX-Arlington 54.635; New Mexico State 61.954
Dunkel Line: New Mexico State by 7 1/2; 128
Vegas Line: New Mexico State by 4; 124
Dunkel Pick: New Mexico State (-4); Over

Game 545-546: Weber State vs. Montana (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Weber State 58.605; Montana 54.853
Dunkel Line: Weber State by 4; 124
Vegas Line: Weber State by 2 1/2; 129
Dunkel Pick: Weber State (-2 1/2); Under

Game 551-552: Albany vs. Vermont (11:30 a.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Albany 51.112; Vermont 60.297
Dunkel Line: Vermont by 9; 127
Vegas Line: Vermont by 6 1/2; 120
Dunkel Pick: Vermont (-6 1/2); Over

Game 553-554: Prairie View A&M vs. Southern (4:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Prairie View A&M 35.598; Southern 49.953
Dunkel Line: Southern by 14 1/2; 119
Vegas Line: Southern by 12; 122
Dunkel Pick: Southern (-12); Under

Game 555-556: North Carolina A&T vs. Morgan State (5:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: North Carolina A&T 49.546; Morgan State 52.986
Dunkel Line: Morgan State by 3 1/2; 126
Vegas Line: Morgan State by 2; 121 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Morgan State (-2); Over

Game 557-558: Northwestern State vs. Stephen F. Austin (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Northwestern State 54.615; Stephen F. Austin 58.501
Dunkel Line: Stephen F. Austin by 4; 129
Vegas Line: Stephen F. Austin by 4 1/2; 125
Dunkel Pick: Northwestern State (+4 1/2); Over

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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03/16/2013 12:40 PM

POD'S Listed In Strenght....Meaning POD # 1 Is My # 1 Pick and So On....


Saturday, March 16

Game Score Status Pick Amount

N.C. State - 1:00 PM ET Miami-Florida -2 500
Miami-Florida -

Alabama - 1:00 PM ET Florida -12.5 500 POD # 2
Florida -

Butler - 1:30 PM ET Saint Louis -4 500 POD # 1
Saint Louis -

Wisconsin - 1:40 PM ET Wisconsin +6 500 POD # 6
Indiana - Over 128 500 POD # 7

Maryland - 3:00 PM ET Maryland +4.5 500
North Carolina -

Mississippi - 3:30 PM ET Vanderbilt +3.5 500 POD # 3
Vanderbilt -

Massachusetts - 4:00 PM ET Massachusetts +9 500
VCU -

Michigan St - 4:10 PM ET Ohio St. -2 500
Ohio St. -

Prairie View A&M - 4:30 PM ET Southern -10 500
Southern -

No.Carolina A&T - 5:00 PM ET No.Carolina A&T +2.5 500
Morgan St. -

Kansas St. - 6:00 PM ET Kansas -4 500
Kansas -

New Mexico - 6:00 PM ET New Mexico +2.5 500
UNLV -

Ohio - 6:30 PM ET Ohio -2 500 POD # 4
Akron -

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:27367 Followers:33
03/16/2013 06:35 PM

Saturday, March 16

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Northwestern St. - 8:30 PM ET Northwestern St. +4.5 500
Stephen F. Austin -

Syracuse - 8:30 PM ET Louisville -4.5 500 POD # 1
Louisville -

Weber St. - 9:00 PM ET Montana +2 500 POD # 2
Montana -

UC Irvine - 10:30 PM ET UC Irvine +1 500 POD # 4
Pacific -

Oregon - 11:00 PM ET UCLA +1.5 500 POD # 3
UCLA -

Texas-Arlington - 11:00 PM ET New Mexico St. -4 500 POD # 5
New Mexico St. -

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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03/17/2013 12:20 PM

Boynton, UF in SEC finals

March 16, 2013

This had nothing to do with redemption, nor did it have anything to do with silencing critics or proving any sort of point. All Saturday represented was another day at the office for Florida senior guard Kenny Boynton, one of the greatest to ever lace ‘em up for the orange and blue.

Boynton has been a terrific defender since the day he arrived in Gainesville from Pompano Beach. Ask former BYU first-team All-American Jimmer Fredette about Boynton’s ferocious defense.

In the Sweet 16 round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament, I sat two rows behind BYU’s bench. I watched Boynton use his muscle, quickness and intensity to keep Fredette scoreless for the first 13 minutes.

I was right there zoned in on the Boynton-Fredette matchup every single possession. The Gators would win 83-74 in overtime thanks to 17 points and five assists compared to two turnovers from Boynton. Fredette missed 12 of his 15 attempts from 3-point range because Boynton was in his grill for nearly every launch.

Fredette would end up scoring 32 points thanks to free throws, the extra session and several baskets in transition. But he made only 11-of-29 shots from the floor and Boynton forced him to commit six turnovers. In OT, Fredette was worn out and ineffective, while Boynton delivered the dagger with a deep trey.

My point is that Boynton has been the difference for UF in countless games even when matched up with one of the country’s best players.

Yes, he is a streaky/inconsistent shooter and pundits are always poised to point this out.

But he’s not selfish, never has been. The only knock on Boynton’s game is a shaky shooting percentage, especially this season when he had made only 38.9 percent of his shots from the field going into Saturday’s SEC Tournament semifinals matchup against Alabama.

But Boynton’s senior campaign hasn’t been anything close to resembling the way Brett Nelson lost his shot, confidence and entire game during his senior year. Boynton has continued to play hard at both ends and has dished out 96 assists compared to only 36 turnovers. And, oh yeah, he passed Gator legend Andrew Moten (1984-1987) as UF’s second all-time leading scorer.

Nevertheless, plenty of critics have been on Boynton’s case for a lack of scoring lately. When Alabama led Florida 28-25 at halftime Saturday and Boynton was scoreless, head coach Billy Donovan challenged his senior leader to fight through his shooting slump and to play with confidence.

Boynton responded. With ‘Bama leading by eight, Boynton drained a pair of free throws. Next, he pulled down a defensive rebound and darted down the court to score a layup in transition. Then he splashed the nets from 3-point range. A run of nine straight points was capped by a leaner in the lane that he kissed home off of the glass to give UF the lead.

Suddenly the Gators had energy. The bench went nuts watching Boynton explode. When he stroked another trey with 8:11 remaining, UF led 50-42 and stayed in control the rest of the way in collecting a 61-51 win. The Crimson Tide took the cash, though, as an 11.5-point underdog.

The 10-point win was the narrowest margin in a Florida (26-6 straight up, 16-13 against the spread) victory this season. That’s right, the Gators have won all 26 of their games by double digits.

With that in mind, most books opened UF as an 11-point ‘chalk’ for Sunday’s SEC Tournament finals matchup against Ole Miss in Nashville. The total opened at 138.

At long last, Ole Miss (25-8 SU, 16-12 ATS) is going to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2002 during the Rod Barnes Era. And I’m happy for Andy Kennedy, who has always recruited well and has produced several 20-win campaigns, but until now he has been unable to get the Rebels to the Big Dance.

That will change on Sunday. Following an incomprehensible loss at Mississippi St. two weeks ago, Ole Miss bounced back to beat Alabama, LSU, Missouri and Vanderbilt.

Friday’s win over Missouri was the big one. Saturday’s victory over Vandy removed all doubt.

Kennedy appears to have reigned in Marshall Henderson a little bit, and that’s a good thing. As I’ve said all year, Henderson gives you a chance every night. But he too often takes terrible shots and he should pass the ball more.

Finally, in last Saturday’s 81-67 victory at LSU, Henderson produced one of his most efficient games. The juco transfer who started his career at Utah made 6-of-13 shots from the field and hit 4-of-9 from beyond the arc. Most importantly, though, Henderson dished out five assists compared to only one turnover. He also had five steals.

Ole Miss rallied from a 13-point deficit to win a 64-62 decision over Missouri thanks to Derrick Millinghaus’s game-winning jumper with 1.1 ticks left. The Rebels won outright as 4.5-point underdogs, hooking up money-line backers with a +170 payout (risk $100 to win $170).

Henderson finished with 27 points against the Tigers.

In the second half Saturday against Vandy, Ole Miss pulled away to win by a 64-52 count as a four-point ‘chalk.’ Henderson scored a game-high 23 points, while Reginald Buckner produced 15 points and nine rebounds.

The Gators and Rebels met just once this year in Gainesville, where UF collected a 78-64 victory. However, Ole Miss covered the spread as a 17.5-point underdog. The 142 combined points went ‘over’ the 134-point tally.

Erik Murphy drained 5-of-6 shots from 3-point land on his way to scoring a team-high 19 points. Patric Young had a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Henderson scored a game-high 25 points in the losing effort, hitting 7-of-11 treys.

The ‘over’ is 15-10-1 overall for the Rebels, but they have seen the ‘under’ go 3-1 in their last four contests.

The ‘under’ is on a 7-2 run in UF’s last nine games. The Gators have seen the ‘under’ go 15-11 overall.

Tip-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Eastern on ABC.

**B.E.’s Bonus Nuggets**

--As of early Saturday night, most books had Miami favored by two over North Carolina in the ACC Tournament finals. The Hurricanes advanced to their first ACC finals by beating North Carolina St. 81-71 as two-point favorites. The Tar Heels advanced but failed to cover in their 79-76 win over Maryland as 4.5-point ‘chalk.’

--Most spots opened VCU as a one-point favorite for Sunday’s A-10 Tournament finals matchup against Saint Louis. However, as of early Saturday evening, most books had adjusted the number and had the Billikens as 1.5-point ‘chalk.’

--Most deserving bubble team in that last-four-in-or-out mix: Boise St.


Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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03/17/2013 12:24 PM

Sunday's Title Games

March 17, 2013


The final pieces of this season's NCAA Tournament's 68-piece puzzle will be put in place this Sunday as the final four conference tournaments stage their championship games. The following betting guide will take a closer look at the title game matchups in the Big Ten, ACC and Atlantic 10.

Big Ten Championship - No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 4 Wisconsin (3:30 p.m. CBS)

Ohio State earned the No.2 seed for this tournament with a 5-0 straight-up run to close out the regular season while covering in four of the five games. It ended-up 13-5 SU in conference play and went 25-7 SU (18-11-1 against the spread). Including the Buckeyes two victories in this tournament, they are now 6-1 ATS in their last seven games with the total staying UNDER in six of those games. They come into this matchup as 1 ½-point favorites on 5Dimes opening line with the total set at 117 ½.

There is little doubt that Ohio State owes much of its success this season to the elevated play of Deshaun Thomas, who leads the team with 19.6 points and 6.2 rebounds a game. However, equally important has been the Buckeyes play on defense; holding opponents to an average of 58.4 points a game.

Wisconsin might have finished tied for fourth in the Big Ten regular season at 12-6 SU, but it has been a thorn in the side of the top teams in the conference all season long. Adding to a two-game sweep of Indiana, the Badgers beat Michigan twice both SU and ATS while earning a split against both Michigan State and Ohio State during the regular season.

To end this impressive run with a conference tournament title, Wisconsin will also turn to a shutdown defense that has held teams to just 56.1 points a game this year. Offensively, the Badgers have trio of quality scorers in Ben Brust (11.4 points), Jared Berggren (11.3 points) and Ryan Evans (10.4 points). Overall, they are averaging 66.2 points a game but shooting just 42.6 percent from the field.

ACC Championship - No. 1 Miami vs. No. 3 North Carolina (1 p.m. ESPN)

Miami opened this season as a +500 third-favorite to win the ACC this season but it finds itself just one victory away from adding a tournament title to the regular season title it already earned with a 15-3 SU record in conference play. The Hurricanes have been opened as 3 ½-point favorites to get it done with the total line set at 140 ½. The one concern for anyone betting on Miami to accomplish this feat is a 4-5-1 ATS record in its last 10 games, but it is a perfect 2-0 SU and ATS against the Tar Heels this year.

If the Hurricanes have any serious plans of cutting down the nets at Greensboro Coliseum later this afternoon, they will need another big game from Shane Larkin, Kenny Kadji and Durand Scott. This trio has combined for 41.1 points, 15.7 rebounds and 6.3 assists a game. Miami as a team is averaging 69.4 points while shooting 45.8 percent from the field.

North Carolina waited quietly in the wings for much of the season while Miami and Duke grabbed all the headlines, but a 6-1 SU run down the stretch proved that once again the Tar Heels are still a force in the ACC. They have also been extremely profitable to wager on this past month or so with an 8-2 record ATS in their last 10 games.

The Tar Heels have gotten it done behind a potent offense that is averaging 77.2 points a game while shooting an effective 44.4 percent from the field. James Michael McAdoo and Reggie Bullock are each averaging over 14 points a game while controlling the boards with a combined 14.1 rebounds a game. PJ Hairston has also come up big with 13.8 points and 4.2 rebounds.

Atlantic 10 Championship - No. 1 Saint Louis vs. No. 2 VCU (1 p.m. CBS)

The No. 16 ranked Saint Louis Billikens have been the top team in the Atlantic 10 all season long and after winning the regular season title with 13-3 SU record in conference play (26-6 SU and 20-10 ATS overall) they will have an opportunity to put an exclamation point on that performance with another victory against VCU as three-point favorites. On Feb. 19 they hammered the Rams 76-62 as two-point favorites at home. The total went OVER the 136 ½-point line.

This time around, BetOnline has opened on Saint Louis as a three-point favorite with the total set at 136. If the Billikens are going to complete the sweep look for a big afternoon from Dwayne Evans who leads the team with 13.6 points and 7.7 rebounds a game. Overall, the team is averaging 68.9 points a game while holding their opponents to just 58.2 on the other end of the court.

VCU joined the A 10 this season after a long and successful stint in the Colonial Athletic Association. It quickly proved that it can compete at a higher level with an overall record of 26-7 SU (10-16 ATS) and a solid 12-4 SU record in conference play. The Rams come into this matchup with an 8-2 SU record in their last 10 games but sporting just a 4-6 record ATS.

Paced by Treveon Graham's 15.4 points a game, VCU is ranked 11th in the nation in scoring with an average of 78 points while shooting 45.2 percent from the field. The Rams biggest weapon under the boards is Juvonte Reddic with 14.4 points and a team-high 8.3 rebounds a game. Defensively, VCU is holding teams to an average of 64.9 points a game.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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03/17/2013 12:26 PM

Armadillo: Sunday's six-pack

Six of the more interesting teams I'll be looking for when they announce the NCAA pairings tonight at 6:00.........

-- Middle Tennessee-- 28-5 with #39 non-conference schedule; helped by an Ole Miss run in SEC-- they beat the Rebels.

-- Albany-- Hey!! I was a Great Dane for six years, back in the D-3 days. Albany was 0-6 vs top 3 in America East until it counted, then they beat Stony Book/Vermont to get to NCAAs for third time in eight years.

-- Kentucky-- Zero road wins since Noel got hurt. Three sellouts at Rupp Arena will help the NIT's bottom line this year.

-- Boise State-- Were messed up with injuries/illness in January; had terrific win at Creighton, went 9-7 in one of nation's best leagues (MWC).

-- Saint Louis-- By time brackets are picked apart late Sunday, pundits will have Billikens sounding like the '72 UCLA Bruins. Saint Louis is good, but not Final Four good. They'll be a fashionable sleeper, though.

-- Gonzaga-- Have played in one regional final, in 1999. Now is their time; they're good enough to make a run to Atlanta.


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Armadillo: Sunday's List of 13: Wrapping up a sports Saturday.........

13) Media types whining all weekend about the end of the Big East fail to realize the Big East isn't going away, Syracuse is. Pitt, Rutgers started in Atlantic 10, Notre Dame was an independent, Louisville came over from Conference USA, so Syracuse's bolting for the ACC's football money is the only deep-rooted change here. That, and UConn being left behind.

Louisville's 44-10 run after trailing by 16 makes them the favorite to win the NCAA tournament; takes pressure off the other #1 seeds.

12) Pretty cool scene in Big West tournament, as Pacific beat Cal-Irvine, in coach Bob Thomason's last season coaching his alma mater after 25 years. Pacific is moving to the WCC next year, giving that league ten teams.

11) Refs called a horrible charge on Shabazz Muhammad in first half of UCLA-Oregon game, and Ben Howland made like Al Oerter, tossing his suit jacket into the second row of the stands. He got a technical, and his Bruins got drilled 78-69 by the resurgent Oregon Ducks.

10) Anybody who had North Carolina lasting longer than Duke in the ACC tourney, raise your hand. Put your hand down, you're lying.

9) Montana beat Weber State in the Big Sky tournament for the fourth year in a row, 67-64. Weber was the better team this season, with Mathias Ward out for the Griz, but the game was played in Bozeman, and the stripes gave Montana the benefit of the whistle.

8) With Stephen F Austin/Texas-Arlington both losing Saturday, it means that no teams from Texas will be in the NCAA tournament- when was the last time that happened?

7) These flagrant fouls on accidental contact are getting ridiculous. Game is becoming too babified. These games have three refs making $1,500 apiece; time to stop video reviewing every little thing. Let the kids play; if the three refs didn't see it, then it didn't happen, the exception being clock issues.

6) Memphis finished 19-0 in Conference USA, beating Southern Miss in double OT, 91-79. Eagles were hurt by 15-28 foul shooting.

5) Northwestern finally canned Bill Carmody, who was 192-210 in 13 years with the Wildcats; academics are no excuse for losing in basketball, for example, Vanderbilt has a good team most every year. And Duke, too. For a team that close to Chicago to rarely have a winning record, its just not good.

4) Why coaches get fired if they lose: they're expensive. Colorado State's Larry Eustachy has a base salary of $750,000; if the Rams win 20+ games and stay off probation, he makes another $100,000. Make it to the NCAA's, Eustachy bags another $250,000. Make the Sweet 16, $100,000 more.

If Eustachy doesn't cash that $250,000 bonus too many years in a row, he'll be looking for a job, just like Coach Carmody. Its a cruel business, but if you win, its pretty damn lucrative, which is why recruiting is so cutthroat.

3) Odd Stat of the Day, NBA version: Washington Wizards are 15-2 vs the spread this season if they're on back end of a back-to-back.

2) Team USA lost in WBC, tickets for the semis/finals in San Francisco Sunday-Tuesday have been discounted to as little as $8. You go to a baseball game in the Bronx, you can't get a beer for $8.

1) For bubble teams, Sunday is the longest of days; for most of the teams, just getting in the NCAA tournament is a win-- how many can really win six (seven) games in a row and the national championship?

We'll be here tomorrow with our first impressions on the field of 68.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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03/17/2013 12:29 PM

NCAAB
Dunkel

North Carolina vs. Miami (FL)
The Hurricanes look to follow up yesterday's 81-71 win over NC State and build on their 17-6-1 ATS record in their last 24 games following a SU victory. Miami (FL) is the pick (-2 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Hurricans favored by 5. Dunkel Pick: Miami (FL) (-2 1/2). Here are all of today's games.

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

Game 887-888: North Carolina vs. Miami (FL) (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: North Carolina 67.889; Miami (FL) 72.835
Dunkel Line: Miami (FL) by 5; 137
Vegas Line: Miami (FL) by 2 1/2; 140 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Miami (FL) (-2 1/2); Under

Game 889-890: Mississippi vs. Florida (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Mississippi 66.828; Florida 74.877
Dunkel Line: Florida by 8; 140
Vegas Line: Florida by 11 1/2; 135 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Florida (+11 1/2); Over

Game 891-892: VCU vs. St. Louis (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: VCU 66.888; St. Louis 70.924
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 4; 133
Vegas Line: St. Louis by 1 1/2; 136 1/2
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (-1 1/2); Under

Game 893-894: Wisconsin vs. Ohio State (3:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Wisconsin 73.608; Ohio State 72.598
Dunkel Line: Wisconsin by 1; 122
Vegas Line: Ohio State by 1 1/2; 117 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Wisconsin (+1 1/2); Over




NCAAB
Long Sheet

Sunday, March 17

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N CAROLINA (24 - 9) vs. MIAMI (26 - 6) - 3/17/2013, 1:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
N CAROLINA is 2-14 ATS (-13.4 Units) in road games when playing with one or less days rest over the last 3 seasons.
MIAMI is 19-7 ATS (+11.3 Units) in all games this season.
MIAMI is 19-7 ATS (+11.3 Units) in all lined games this season.
MIAMI is 14-6 ATS (+7.4 Units) as a favorite this season.
MIAMI is 12-5 ATS (+6.5 Units) against conference opponents this season.
MIAMI is 89-57 ATS (+26.3 Units) in road games after a conference game since 1997.
MIAMI is 47-26 ATS (+18.4 Units) in road games off a win against a conference rival since 1997.
MIAMI is 16-6 ATS (+9.4 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
MIAMI is 44-27 ATS (+14.3 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 77+ points/game after 15+ games since 1997.
MIAMI is 7-1 ATS (+5.9 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 77+ points/game this season.
N CAROLINA is 19-11 ATS (+6.9 Units) in all games this season.
N CAROLINA is 19-11 ATS (+6.9 Units) in all lined games this season.
N CAROLINA is 13-6 ATS (+6.4 Units) after a conference game this season.
N CAROLINA is 32-19 ATS (+11.1 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
MIAMI is 3-3 against the spread versus N CAROLINA over the last 3 seasons
N CAROLINA is 4-2 straight up against MIAMI 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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OLE MISS (25 - 8) vs. FLORIDA (26 - 6) - 3/17/2013, 1:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
FLORIDA is 60-34 ATS (+22.6 Units) in all tournament games since 1997.
OLE MISS is 15-6 ATS (+8.4 Units) in road games versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
OLE MISS is 3-0 against the spread versus FLORIDA over the last 3 seasons
FLORIDA is 3-0 straight up against OLE MISS 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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VA COMMONWEALTH (26 - 7) vs. SAINT LOUIS (26 - 6) - 3/17/2013, 1:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
VA COMMONWEALTH is 2-8 ATS (-6.8 Units) in road games against conference opponents this season.
VA COMMONWEALTH is 5-12 ATS (-8.2 Units) after a conference game this season.
VA COMMONWEALTH is 2-8 ATS (-6.8 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
SAINT LOUIS is 20-10 ATS (+9.0 Units) in all games this season.
SAINT LOUIS is 20-10 ATS (+9.0 Units) in all lined games this season.
SAINT LOUIS is 19-7 ATS (+11.3 Units) as a favorite this season.
SAINT LOUIS is 14-4 ATS (+9.6 Units) against conference opponents this season.
SAINT LOUIS is 14-3 ATS (+10.7 Units) after a conference game this season.
SAINT LOUIS is 12-2 ATS (+9.8 Units) off a win against a conference rival this season.
SAINT LOUIS is 22-9 ATS (+12.1 Units) after allowing 60 points or less over the last 2 seasons.
SAINT LOUIS is 13-6 ATS (+6.4 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
SAINT LOUIS is 10-1 ATS (+8.9 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games this season.
VA COMMONWEALTH is 17-8 ATS (+8.2 Units) versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
SAINT LOUIS is 1-0 against the spread versus VA COMMONWEALTH over the last 3 seasons
SAINT LOUIS is 1-0 straight up against VA COMMONWEALTH 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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WISCONSIN (23 - 10) vs. OHIO ST (25 - 7) - 3/17/2013, 3:40 PM
Top Trends for this game.
OHIO ST is 37-26 ATS (+8.4 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
OHIO ST is 37-26 ATS (+8.4 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
OHIO ST is 180-140 ATS (+26.0 Units) as a favorite since 1997.
OHIO ST is 167-131 ATS (+22.9 Units) against conference opponents since 1997.
OHIO ST is 15-6 ATS (+8.4 Units) in March games over the last 3 seasons.
OHIO ST is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) when playing with one or less days rest over the last 3 seasons.
OHIO ST is 201-155 ATS (+30.5 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.
OHIO ST is 130-95 ATS (+25.5 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games since 1997.
WISCONSIN is 40-23 ATS (+14.7 Units) after allowing 60 points or less over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
OHIO ST is 3-3 against the spread versus WISCONSIN over the last 3 seasons
OHIO ST is 3-3 straight up against WISCONSIN 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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NCAAB
Top 25 Short Sheet

Sunday, March 17

ACC Tournament, Championship
North Carolina vs. (#9) Miami FL, 1:00 ET ESPN
North Carolina: 3-6 ATS in tournament championship games
Miami FL: 14-6 ATS as a favorite

SEC Tournament, Championship
Mississippi vs. (#13) Florida, 1:00 ET ABC
Mississippi: 13-2 ATS as an underdog of 10+ points
Florida: 14-4 Over as a neutral court favorite

(#25) Virginia Commonwealth vs. (#16) St. Louis, 1:00 ET CBS
VA Commonwealth: 8-3 Over vs. conference opponents
St. Louis: 14-4 ATS vs. conference opponents

Big Ten Tournament, Championship
(#22) Wisconsin vs. (#10) Ohio State, 3:30 ET CBS
Wisconsin: 20-8 Under in conference tournament games
Ohio State: 7-1 ATS playing with same-season revenge




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Armadillo's Write-Up

Sunday, March 17

SEC tournament (Nashville)
Florida hasn't won SEC tourney since '07, when they won national title; Gators are 7-6 in SEC tourney since- they shot 64% inside arc, routed Ole Miss 78-64 (-17.5) Feb 2- Henderson went 7-11 behind arc, rest of Rebels 0-6. Ole Miss is 6-1 in last seven games, has to be little nervous about NCAAs if they lose- loss was at #257 Miss State. Ole Miss used three starters 37+ minutes Saturday. Florida allowed 58 or less points in last eight wins, 61+ points in last four losses.

ACC tournament (Greensboro)
Miami is in ACC tournament finals for first time; they beat UNC twice this year, 68-59 in Deandome, 87-61 at home; 'canes were 24-52 on arc in two games, UNC 12-35- Heels took total of 14 FTs in the two games. North Carolina won eight of last nine games, with only loss to Duke in regular season finale. UNC played three starters 34+ minutes Saturday in 79-76 win over Maryland- they lost in ACC finals last two years, to Duke/FSU. Heels are 0-4 vs Duke/Miami, 14-2 vs rest of ACC.

Atlantic 16 tournament (Brooklyn)
Veteran-laden Saint Louis (top 6 guys juniors/seniors) won 23 of last 26 games, with last two losses in OT. SLU (-2) beat VCU 76-62 at home Feb 19, tunring ball over only 8 times, shooting 73% (19-26) inside arc. Rams are now 21-5 in last 26 conference tourney games; force turnovers 28.6% of time, most in country, but Billikens are in top 10% in country in ball security. VCU won 10 of their last 12 games overall; they played three subs double digit minutes Saturday. SLU forced 20 turnovers (+12) Saturday in beating Butler for third time this season.

Big Dozen tourney (Chicago)
Ohio State is 12-2 in this tourney last 4+ years, they've won last eight games overall, with seven of eight by 8+ points; home side won both its games with Wisconsin this season- Badgers won 71-49 at home Feb 17, after losing 58-49 in first meeting Jan 19. Wisky is in Big Dozen final for first time since '08; Ryan is 2-2 in finals, losing by 11-17 points-- they shot 58% inside arc as they beat Indiana for 12th time in row Saturday. Ryan played three starters 31+ minutes. Buckeyes had only five TO's in tense 61-58 win over Michigan State.




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Sunday, March 17

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Trend Report
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1:00 PM
MISSISSIPPI vs. FLORIDA
No trends available
Florida is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Mississippi

1:00 PM
NORTH CAROLINA vs. MIAMI
No trends available
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing North Carolina
Miami is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games when playing North Carolina

1:00 PM
VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH vs. SAINT LOUIS
No trends available
Saint Louis is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Saint Louis's last 6 games

3:30 PM
WISCONSIN vs. OHIO STATE
No trends available
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ohio State's last 7 games
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

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cnotes Posts:27367 Followers:33
03/17/2013 12:30 PM

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Sunday, March 17

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ACC tournament final: North Carolina vs. Miami
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North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Miami Hurricanes (-2.5, 144)

North Carolina will attempt to add to its 17 ACC tournament titles and top-seeded Miami goes for its first when the teams meet in Sunday's championship game in Greensboro, N.C. The Hurricanes, who finished the regular season with two wins in their last five games, got back to the solid play that led them to a 13-0 league start by putting away North Carolina State 81-71 in the semifinals Saturday. Guards Durand Scott and Shane Larkin led the way as they have most of the season, combining for 55 points against the Wolfpack.

The Hurricanes have beaten North Carolina twice this season, including a 26-point thumping in Coral Gables, Fla. The third-seeded Tar Heels have been a much better team since then, winning eight of their last nine. North Carolina has gone with a smaller lineup down the stretch, playing better on both ends.

TV: 1 p.m. ET, ESPN, ACC Network.

ABOUT NORTH CAROLINA (24-9): The Tar Heels almost blew a double-digit lead in their 79-76 victory over Maryland in the semifinals, but made enough plays to seal it. North Carolina had 14 turnovers combined in the first two rounds, only two by freshman point guard Marcus Paige. P.J. Hairston, who came back from a nasty cut on his left hand he suffered in the quarterfinals, also continued his strong play. Hairston has averaged 19 points over the last 10 games and Reggie Bullock has averaged 16.1 over the last seven. James Michael McAdoo is a consistent force inside for the Tar Heels, who average 77.2 points.

ABOUT MIAMI (26-6): Scott poured in a career-best 32 points in the semifinals, slicing through the Wolfpack defense and draining five 3-pointers. The senior leader, who was selected ACC Defensive Player of the Year, had averaged just under 10 points in the previous eight games. Larkin, a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award given to nation’s best point guard, has scored at least 20 points in four of the last six contests. Forward Kenny Kadji has four double-doubles in the last five outings. The Hurricanes need more from burly 6-10 center Reggie Johnson, who has only 17 points the last seven games.

TRENDS:

* Tar Heels are 5-0 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss.
* Under is 6-1 in Tar Heels’ last seven games following a S.U. win.
* Under is 4-1 in the last five meetings.

TIP-INS

1. North Carolina coach Roy Williams goes for his 700th career victory. He is 699-178 in his 25th season.

2. Miami has won two more games than any other Hurricanes’ team in program history.

3. North Carolina has 90 ACC tournament wins, one shy of matching Duke for the most in league history.


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cnotes Posts:27367 Followers:33
03/17/2013 12:51 PM

Sunday, March 17

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Mississippi - 1:00 PM ET Mississippi +10.5 500
Florida - Under 135 500

North Carolina - 1:00 PM ET Miami-Florida -2.5 500 ACC POY
Miami-Florida - Over 138 500

VCU - 1:00 PM ET Saint Louis -2 500
Saint Louis - Under 135.5 500

Wisconsin - 3:30 PM ET Wisconsin +2 500 BIG 10 DOG
Ohio St. - Over 117.5 500

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cnotes Posts:27367 Followers:33
03/17/2013 12:57 PM

NCAAB

Sunday, March 17

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SEC tournament final: Ole Miss vs. Florida
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Ole Miss Rebels vs. Florida Gators (-11, 138.5)

Mississippi is one game away from taking its NCAA Tournament fate out of the hands of the selection committee. The third-seeded Rebels will face off against No. 1 seed Florida on Sunday in the SEC tournament championship game in Nashville, Tenn. Ole Miss entered the conference tournament as a bubble team and would like to ensure its spot in the NCAA Tournament by earning the automatic bid reserved for the SEC champion.

The Gators have had little trouble advancing to the championship game, blowing out Louisiana State in the quarterfinals on Friday and using a second-half surge to end Alabama’s tournament run on Saturday. Florida is playing for NCAA Tournament seeding, and is hoping a conference tournament triumph will put it into a No. 2 seed. To get there, the Gators will need to slow down Rebels star Marshall Henderson, who has averaged 25 points in the first two tournament games.

TV: 1 p.m. ET, ABC

ABOUT MISSISSIPPI (25-8): The Rebels have won six of their last seven games to surge back onto the top of the bubble. Mississippi had fallen off with a stretch of five losses in seven games from Jan. 29 to Feb. 20, which included a 78-64 setback at Florida on Feb. 2. Henderson scored 20 of his 27 points in the second half and Derrick Millinghaus scored with 1.1 seconds left to give the Rebels a 64-62 win in the quarterfinals over Missouri on Friday. Henderson went for 23 and Ole Miss had an easier time on Saturday with a 64-52 triumph over Vanderbilt. The Rebels were without point guard Jarvis Summers, who was injured on Friday, against the Commodores, and the sophomore is questionable for Sunday’s finale. Henderson hit seven 3-pointers en route to 25 points but the rest of the Ole Miss players combined to shoot 32.5 percent in the loss at Florida last month.

ABOUT FLORIDA (26-6): The Gators shot 51.6 percent and had four players with at least 13 points in the win over Ole Miss and have used that same strong defense and balanced offense in the SEC tournament. Erik Murphy starred with a career-high 27 points in the opener against LSU and Kenny Boynton took over on Saturday, keying a 15-0 run in the second half and scoring all 16 of his points after the break in the 61-51 triumph over Alabama. Florida stumbled a bit with three losses in the final six games of the regular season but has turned things around after a series of tough practices earlier in the week. The Gators are trying to secure their first SEC tournament title since 2007.

TRENDS:

* Underdog is 6-0 ATS in the last six meetings.
* Under is 4-1 in Rebels’ last five overall.
* Gators are 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a S.U. win.
* Under is 7-1 in Gators’ last eight overall.

TIP-INS

1. Mississippi has not won the SEC tournament since 1981 and has not made the championship game since falling to Kentucky in 2001.

2. Boynton snapped a 13-game streak of shooting under 50 percent when he went 6-for-12 on Saturday.

3. Henderson has hit at least three 3-pointers in eight straight games.

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