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03/22/2013 10:24 AM

NCAAB

Friday, March 22

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Trend Report
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12:15 PM
ALBANY vs. DUKE
No trends available
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Duke's last 6 games
Duke is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games

12:40 PM
MISSISSIPPI vs. WISCONSIN
No trends available
Wisconsin is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
Wisconsin is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games

1:40 PM
TEMPLE vs. NORTH CAROLINA STATE
No trends available
North Carolina State is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of North Carolina State's last 8 games

2:10 PM
PACIFIC vs. MIAMI
No trends available
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami's last 8 games
Miami is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games

2:45 PM
CINCINNATI vs. CREIGHTON
No trends available
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Creighton's last 12 games
Creighton is 5-11-1 ATS in its last 17 games

4:40 PM
COLORADO vs. ILLINOIS
No trends available
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Illinois's last 8 games
Illinois is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

6:50 PM
FLORIDA GULF COAST vs. GEORGETOWN
No trends available
Georgetown is 11-3-1 ATS in its last 15 games
Georgetown is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games

7:15 PM
IONA vs. OHIO STATE
No trends available
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Ohio State's last 8 games
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

7:20 PM
VILLANOVA vs. NORTH CAROLINA
No trends available
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of North Carolina's last 9 games
North Carolina is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games

7:27 PM
NORTHWESTERN STATE vs. FLORIDA
No trends available
Florida is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Florida's last 9 games

9:20 PM
OKLAHOMA vs. SAN DIEGO STATE
No trends available
San Diego State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego State's last 5 games

9:45 PM
IOWA STATE vs. NOTRE DAME
No trends available
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Notre Dame's last 6 games
Notre Dame is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games

9:50 PM
WESTERN KENTUCKY vs. KANSAS
No trends available
Kansas is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games

9:57 PM
MINNESOTA vs. UCLA
No trends available
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UCLA's last 6 games
UCLA is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games

Saturday, March 23

12:00 PM
STANFORD vs. ALABAMA
Stanford is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Stanford's last 6 games on the road
Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Alabama is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games

12:15 PM
VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH vs. MICHIGAN
No trends available
Michigan is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Michigan is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games

1:30 PM
EASTERN KENTUCKY vs. EVANSVILLE
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Kentucky's last 6 games on the road
Evansville is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
Evansville is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

2:45 PM
MEMPHIS vs. MICHIGAN STATE
No trends available
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Michigan State's last 7 games
Michigan State is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games

5:00 PM
RIDER vs. EAST CAROLINA
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rider's last 5 games on the road
Rider is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
East Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of East Carolina's last 9 games at home

5:15 PM
COLORADO STATE vs. LOUISVILLE
No trends available
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisville's last 5 games
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

6:10 PM
HARVARD vs. ARIZONA
No trends available
Arizona is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games

7:00 PM
CANISIUS vs. YOUNGSTOWN STATE
Canisius is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Canisius's last 7 games on the road
Youngstown State is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Youngstown State's last 6 games at home

7:10 PM
OREGON vs. SAINT LOUIS
No trends available
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Saint Louis's last 5 games
Saint Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

7:45 PM
BUTLER vs. MARQUETTE
No trends available
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Marquette's last 6 games
Marquette is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

8:00 PM
ILLINOIS-CHICAGO vs. NORTHERN IOWA
Illinois-Chicago is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Illinois-Chicago is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Iowa's last 5 games at home
Northern Iowa is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games

8:00 PM
TULANE vs. BRADLEY
Tulane is 4-19 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tulane's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Bradley's last 7 games
Bradley is 6-12-1 ATS in its last 19 games

8:40 PM
WICHITA STATE vs. GONZAGA
No trends available
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Gonzaga's last 10 games
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

9:00 PM
AIR FORCE vs. WEBER STATE
Air Force is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Air Force's last 5 games on the road
Weber State is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games
Weber State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

9:40 PM
CALIFORNIA vs. SYRACUSE
No trends available
Syracuse is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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03/22/2013 10:26 AM

NCAAB

Friday, March 22

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South Regional: Day 2 NCAAB betting preview
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No. 2 Georgetown Hoyas vs. Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (+13.5, 123.5)

After losing out on a No. 1 seed, second-seeded Georgetown faces a dangerous Florida Gulf Coast team in the NCAA Tournament’s South Region in Philadelphia. The Hoyas have won 13 of their last 15 games, but they dropped out of consideration for a top seed after losing to Syracuse in overtime in the semifinals of the Big East tournament. No. 15 seed Florida Gulf Coast earned its first NCAA Tournament bid after beating Mercer in the Atlantic Sun Conference title game.

The Hoyas have been eliminated by a double-digit seed in four of the last five NCAA Tournaments, and they won’t want to underestimate the Eagles. Florida Gulf Coast defeated ACC champion Miami by 12 and were competitive in games against St. John’s and Iowa State. Georgetown features Big East Player of the Year Otto Porter Jr., but his supporting cast might be the key to a lengthy postseason run.

TRENDS:

* Eagles are 7-0 ATS in their last seven neutral site games.
* Hoyas are 1-4 ATS in their last five NCAA Tournament games.
* Under is 13-4 in Hoyas last 17 NCAA Tournament games.

No. 8 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. No. 9 Villanova Wildcats (+4, 143.5)

North Carolina and Villanova saved their best play for the season’s final six weeks and hope to continue their recent winning ways in the second round of the NCAA Tournament South Regional on Friday in Kansas City, Mo. Eighth-seeded North Carolina found itself 3-3 in the ACC on Jan. 27, but winning 11-of-14 games vaulted the Tar Heels into the ACC championship. Ninth-seeded Villanova had won seven of 10 before falling to eventual Big East champion Louisville in the conference quarterfinals.

North Carolina’s success is predicated by a balanced offensive attack, with three scorers averaging in double figures. The Tar Heels are third in the nation in assists and tied for 14th in scoring and rebounding. The Wildcats were 13-9 and 4-5 in conference play in early February, but posted victories over Marquette and Georgetown to bolster their case for an at-large bid. The Wildcats are back in the tournament after a seven-year streak of NCAA berths ended last season.

TRENDS:

* Wildcats are 0-4 ATS in their last four NCAA Tournament games.
* Tar Heels are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 NCAA Tournament games.
* Under is 4-0 in Wildcats last four NCAA Tournament games.

No. 3 Florida Gators vs. No. 14 Northwestern State Demons (+20, 141)

The last time Northwestern State reached the NCAA Tournament, the 14th-seeded Demons eliminated No. 3 seed Iowa on a 3-pointer right before the buzzer. It's one of the 16 times a 14 seed has beaten a No. 3 in the NCAA Tournament, and Florida is hoping lightning does not strike twice. The third-seeded Gators face the No. 14 Demons Friday in a second-round South Regional NCAA Tournament game in Austin, Texas.

Northwestern State, which last played in the NCAA tournament in 2006, wields an up-tempo assault that averages an NCAA-leading 81 points on 72.9 possessions. Florida hasn't allowed more than 80 points while ranking third nationally in scoring defense (53.7 ppg). The season-high 80 points the Gators yielded in a Feb. 5 loss at Arkansas marked the only time a Florida opponent has scored 70 or more.

TRENDS:

* Gators are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 NCAA Tournament games.
* Demons are 1-5 ATS in their last six non-conference games.
* Over is 12-4 in Gators last 16 NCAA Tournament games.

No. 7 San Diego State Aztecs vs. No. 10 Oklahoma Sooners (+3, 133.5)

Lon Kruger is the first coach to guide five different schools into the NCAA Tournament and he will see a familiar face on the other sideline when 10th-seeded Oklahoma faces seventh-seeded San Diego State on Friday in a South Regional second-round game Philadelphia. Kruger and San Diego State coach Steve Fisher matched wits for seven seasons when Kruger was coaching Nevada-Las Vegas of the Mountain West Conference. Fisher had the edge in the matchups, going 13-5 against Kruger’s UNLV squads.

The Aztecs are part of the tournament field for the fourth straight season, the best such streak in program history. San Diego State struggled down the stretch, losing five of its last nine games and dropping a 10-point decision to powerful New Mexico in the semifinals of the Mountain West tourney. Oklahoma was one-and-done in the Big 12 tourney, falling to Iowa State for its third loss in five games. The Sooners are ahead of schedule with Kruger guiding the school back into the tournament in his second year on the job, ending a four-year drought for Oklahoma.

TRENDS:

* Sooners are 4-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games.
* Aztecs are 6-2 ATS in their last eight non-conference games.
* Over is 5-2 in Aztecs' last seven NCAA Tournament games.

No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks vs. No. 16 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (+20.5, 133)

An impressive run through the Big 12 tournament lifted Kansas to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, where it will take on Sun Belt champion Western Kentucky in the second round on Friday in Kansas City, Mo. The Jayhawks find themselves on the top line for the third time in the last four years and will be trying to reach a second straight Final Four after falling in the championship game to Kentucky last April.

The 16th-seeded Hilltoppers are making their second straight NCAA Tournament appearance and fourth in the last six seasons. Western Kentucky has won at least its first game in its last three appearances, but will be challenged attempting to become the first No. 16 seed to knock off a top seed in the men’s tournament. Kansas has won 10 of its last 11 games since a slump at the beginning of February, and will attempt to push the tempo against a Western Kentucky club that got comfortable playing tight, low-scoring games in the Sun Belt tournament.

TRENDS:

* Hilltoppers are 7-1 ATS in their last eight NCAA Tournament games.
* Jayhawks are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
* Under is 19-7 in Jayhawks' last 26 NCAA Tournament games.

No. 6 UCLA Bruins vs. No. 11 Minnesota Golden Gophers (-2.5, 134.5)

UCLA and Minnesota will meet for the seventh time Friday, going head-to-head in the opening round of the South Regional in Austin, Texas. The sixth-seeded Bruins won the Pac-12 regular-season title before losing to Oregon in Saturday’s conference championship game. The 11th-seeded Golden Gophers tied for seventh in the Big Ten before they were ousted in the first round of the tournament by Illinois. Minnesota posted some impressive wins along the way, however, knocking off then-No. 1 Indiana last month and also beating Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan State when those teams were ranked.

Minnesota also beat Pac-12 schools Stanford (66-63) and USC (71-57) during the non-conference portion of its schedule. The Bruins won both meetings against Stanford and split with USC this season. The Golden Gophers last played UCLA in the Elite Eight at the 1997 NCAA Tournament. Minnesota won that game but later had to return the profits from its run to the Final Four after an investigation found massive academic fraud within the program. UCLA won the other five meetings, most recently in 1969.

TRENDS:

* Golden Gophers are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
* Bruins are 1-4 ATS in their last five NCAA Tournament games.
* Over is 6-1 in Bruins last seven NCAA Tournament games.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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03/22/2013 10:27 AM

NCAAB

Friday, March 22

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East Regional: Day 2 NCAAB betting preview
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No. 8 North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. No. 9 Temple Owls (+4.5, 150)

Eighth-seeded North Carolina State, which reached the Sweet Sixteen last year, will take on ninth-seeded Temple on Friday in Dayton, Ohio in an East Region second-round matchup. The Wolfpack reached the semifinals of last week's ACC tournament before falling to eventual champion Miami. The Owls fell in their Atlantic 10 tournament opener to Massachusetts.

Temple is making its sixth straight NCAA appearance, but the Owls haven't advanced to the Sweet Sixteen since 2001. Last year, Temple earned the fifth seed in the East but lost to 12th-seeded South Florida in its opener. The winner of this game will take on the winner of No. 1 seed Indiana's game against the winner of a play-in game between LIU-Brooklyn and James Madison.

TRENDS;

* Owls are 0-6-1 ATS in their last seven NCAA Tournament games.
* Wolfpack are 4-1 ATS in their last five NCAA Tournament games.
* Under is 7-1 in Wolfpack last eight NCAA Tournament games.

No. 2 Miami Hurricanes vs. No. 15 Pacific Tigers (+12, 125)

The best season in school history wasn't enough to land Atlantic Coast Conference champion Miami a No. 1 seed. The second-seeded Hurricanes will face Big West champion Pacific in the East Region on Friday in Austin, Texas. The winner will play either seventh-seed Illinois or 10th-seeded Colorado. Both teams come in sizzling as Miami posted its fourth straight win with an 87-77 triumph over North Carolina in the ACC championship game and Pacific has won seven in a row. It's only the seventh NCAA Tournament appearance for Miami and the first since 2008, but coach Jim Larranaga is making his sixth trip to the tourney and took George Mason to the Final Four in 2006.

It's an emotional occasion for Pacific as coach Bob Thomason announced that this season - his 25th at his alma mater - will be his last. Thomason orchestrated a major turnaround after going 11-19 a year ago and has the Tigers in the tournament for the fifth time in his tenure - and the first since 2006. The Tigers' Big West tournament title didn't come easily, as they won their three games by a combined 14 points.

TRENDS:

* Tigers are 9-19-1 ATS in their last 29 neutral site games.
* Hurricanes are 42-17-1 ATS in their last 60 non-conference games.
* Over is 6-0 in Hurricanes last six NCAA Tournament games.

No. 1 Indiana Hoosiers vs. No. 16 James Madison Dukes (+21.5, 136.5)

Indiana lost its hold on the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament thanks to a bit of a late-season fade, but will look to set the stage for a strong finish Friday when it meets James Madison in the second round of the East Regional in Dayton, Ohio. The Hoosiers began the year as the No. 1 team in the country and held the honor at two other points during the course of the season, justifying their lofty status with a 24-3 start.

However, Indiana split its last six games, including its 12th straight loss to Wisconsin in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament. The finish was enough for the selection committee to send the Big Ten’s regular-season champion away from Indianapolis, but not enough to remove it from consideration as one of the four No.1 seeds. The Hoosiers' reward will be the Dukes, who recorded their first NCAA Tournament victory since 1983 with Wednesday’s 68-55 first-round victory over fellow No. 16 seed LIU Brooklyn.

TRENDS:

* Dukes are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 games overall.
* Hoosiers are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 non-conference games.
* Under is 16-6-2 in Dukes' last 24 overall.

No. 7 Illinois Fighting Illini vs. No. 10 Colorado Buffaloes (+1, 126.5)

Momentum will be hard to find when Illinois meets Colorado in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday in Austin, Texas. The Fighting Illini, the No. 7 seed in the East Regional, have lost three of their last four games while the No. 10 Buffaloes have dropped three of five. It is a much different scenario from a year ago for Colorado, which roared into the Big Dance after winning four games in four days to claim the 2012 Pac-12 tournament title as the sixth seed.

Illinois defeated two No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament during the regular season - Gonzaga and Indiana - but lost to the Hoosiers 80-64 in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament on Friday. The Fighting Illini, who received a bid despite finishing 8-10 in the competitive Big Ten, sport a strong backcourt led by seniors Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson. They will face Colorado's talented sophomore tandem of Spencer Dinwiddie and Askia Booker.

TRENDS:

* Buffaloes are 7-2 ATS in their last nine non-conference games.
* Fighting Illini are 8-18 ATS in their last 26 neutral site games.
* Under is 14-4-1 in Fighting Illini last 19 NCAA Tournament games.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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03/22/2013 10:29 AM

NCAAB

Friday, March 22

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West Regional: Day 2 NCAAB betting preview
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No. 5 Wisconsin Badgers vs. Mississippi Rebels (+5.5, 129.5)

Mississippi is fresh off its first SEC tournament title since 1981 and has the type of fearless scorer in Marshall Henderson that can key a deep run in the NCAA Tournament. Fifth-seeded Wisconsin, which opens its tournament run against the Rebels on Friday in Kansas City, Mo., is one of the best teams in the country at controlling the tempo with its defense and will force Henderson to take tough shots. No. 12 seed Mississippi is making its first Tournament appearance since 2002.

The Badgers beat a pair of top-10 teams in Michigan and Indiana on back-to-back days before falling to Ohio State in the Big Ten title game Sunday. Wisconsin is making its 15th straight NCAA Tournament appearance and has won its opening game in each of the last seven seasons. Ole Miss had to fight through one of the best defensive teams in the country in its SEC tournament final against Florida and proved it could win without reaching 80 points by taking three tight games in the conference tournament.

TRENDS:

* Rebels are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall.
* Badgers are 5-1 ATS in their last six NCAA Tournament games.
* Over is 5-2 in Badgers' last 7 NCAA Tournament games.

No. 4 Kansas State Wildcats vs. No. 13 La Salle Explorers (+5.5, 131.5)

Despite a loss in the finals of the Big 12 tournament championship game at the Sprint Center, Kansas State’s top hope was to return to the nearby venue for the NCAA Tournament. The selection committee granted the Wildcats their wish and they’ll try to take advantage of it starting Friday when they meet La Salle. While Kansas State suffered its first loss in four games in Kansas City after its conference title-game setback against Kansas, the Wildcats managed to beat Florida there Dec. 22, 2012.

Kansas State, which shared the regular-season conference title with the Jayhawks, reached the regional final round in its only previous appearance as a fourth seed in the NCAA Tournament and will try to make another deep run against the explosive Explorers. La Salle notched its first NCAA Tournament win since 1990 in Wednesday’s 80-71 first-round victory over Boise State – the 59th anniversary of their national championship win.

TRENDS:

* Explorers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six neutral site games.
* Wildcats are 1-6 ATS in their last seven non-conference games.
* Under is 6-1-1 in Wildcats' last eight non-conference games.

No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. No. 15 Iona Gaels (+14, 145)

Ohio State took kindly to a No. 2 seed in last year's NCAA Tournament and raced to its third Final Four appearance in 14 seasons. The streaking Buckeyes were granted the No. 2 seed once again and will open the tournament against Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champion Iona in the second round Friday in nearby Dayton. Ohio State has won eight straight and seized the Big Ten tournament crown for the third time in four years with a 50-43 win over Wisconsin on Sunday.

The Buckeyes have been doing it with defense, giving up an average of 52.8 points during the winning streak. That style will be tested by the offensive-minded Gaels, who earned an at-large bid last season before squandering a 25-point lead to Brigham Young in a brutal first-round loss - also at Dayton. Iona enters as one of only three teams in the country averaging at least 80 points. It finished tied for fourth in the MAAC before emerging from the tournament with three consecutive close wins. Conference Player of the Year Lamont Jones battled through flu-like symptoms to win tournament MVP honors. The winner of Friday's tilt plays either Notre Dame or Iowa State in the third round.

TRENDS:

* Gaels are 4-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games.
* Buckeyes are 4-0 ATS in their last four neutral site games.
* Over is 4-1 in Buckeyes last five NCAA Tournament games.

No. 7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. No. 10 Iowa State Cyclones (+1.5, 141)

Seventh-seeded Notre Dame looks to slow down high-octane Iowa State in the opening round of the West Regional at Dayton, Ohio, on Friday. The talented Fighting Irish are the last team to beat Louisville, the tournament's overall No. 1 seed, in one of the most memorable games of the season. Notre Dame clipped the Cardinals' wings 104-101 in a five-overtime thriller in February.

Iowa State, the 10th seed, got off the NCAA bubble with a win over Oklahoma in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament. The Cyclones are a whirlwind on offense, ranking fourth in the nation in scoring at just under 80 points a game. Iowa State had its season derailed by Big 12 champions Kansas. The Jayhawks beat the Cyclones in overtime twice in the regular season before knocking them out of the conference tournament.

TRENDS:

* Cyclones are 1-4 ATS in their last five non-conference games.
* Fighting Irish are 0-5 ATS in their last five NCAA Tournament games.
* Under is 8-1-1 in Fighting Irish's last 10 NCAA Tournament games.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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03/22/2013 10:31 AM

NCAAB

Friday, March 22

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Midwest Regional: Day 2 NCAAB betting preview
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No. 2 Duke Blue Devils vs. No. 15 Albany Great Danes (+18, 132.5)

Duke lost a chance at a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament by falling to Maryland in its opening game of the ACC tournament. Still, the Blue Devils are well-positioned for a run at a national title, earning a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Midwest Regional. Duke will open against America East champion Albany on Friday in Philadelphia. The Blue Devils have not lost to a non-conference opponent, but they have the memory of last season's stunning first-round ouster by Lehigh - when they were also a No. 2 seed.

Albany was a middling 9-7 in conference play but squeezed out three straight narrow victories in the America East tournament, including a 53-49 win over Vermont in the title game, to secure its third NCAA berth and first since 2007. The Great Danes, who set a school record for victories, appear hopelessly overmatched against Duke, but they have a favorable slice of history. As a No. 16 seed in Philadelphia in 2006, Albany led top-seeded Connecticut by 12 points in the second half before succumbing.

TRENDS:

* Great Danes are 7-1 ATS in their last eight neutral-site games.
* Blue Devils are 1-4 ATS in their last five NCAA Tournament games.
* Under is 5-0 in Great Danes last five neutral site games.

No. 7 Creighton Bluejays vs. No. 10 Cincinnati Bearcats (+3, 128)

All eyes will be on All-American Doug McDermott as seventh-seed Creighton battles No. 10 Cincinnati in the first round of the NCAA Midwest Regional at Philadelphia on Friday. McDermott, second in the nation in scoring with an average of 23.1 points, has carried the Blue Jays from the obscurity of the mid-major ranks to No. 24 in the final regular-season poll.

The Bearcats, hailing from the powerful Big East, had a strong start to the season but needed a win in the postseason tournament to feel safe about its NCAA bid. Cincinnati won its first dozen games of the season to climb into the Top 10 in the national rankings. But Cincinnati struggled at times in conference play finishing 9-9 in the regular season before dispatching Providence in what appeared to be an important game in the first round of the Big East tournament.

TRENDS:

* Bearcats are 5-1 ATS in their last six neutral-site games.
* Bluejays are 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 non-conference games.
* Over is 9-4 in Bearcats last 13 NCAA Tournament games.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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03/22/2013 10:33 AM

NCAAB


Friday, March 22

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Where the action is: Friday's NCAA tournament line moves
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Mississippi Rebels vs. Wisconsin Badgers - Open: 127, Move: 129.5

This is a classic mismatch in styles, with Ole Miss wanting to press the tempo and Wisconsin trying to lure its opponents to sleep. Bettors seem to be siding with the Rebels when it comes to which team will dictate the pace Friday.

“We opened 127 and immediately got hit with sharp money,” Michael Stewart, an oddsmaker with CarbonSports.ag, told Covers.

Despite the lean toward the over, spread bettors believe the Badgers can win – and cover - at a quicker pace. Wisconsin has been bet up from -4.5 to -6.

Creighton Bluejays vs. Cincinnati Bearcats – Open: 126, Move: 128

Early sharp money bumped this total up but books are waiting for a big flood of action on Friday’s game once Thursday’s action wraps up. Creighton was one of the most potent offensive clubs in the country, scoring 75.4 points per game. Cincinnati finished among the best under bets in the land with a 4-22 over/under mark.

Kansas State Wildcats vs. La Salle Explorers – Open: +5, Move: +6

Some books have taken early action on KSU, bumping the spread a point. CarbonSports.ag opened this game in the middle at 5.5 early Thursday morning.

“So far all the early money is on the favorite, but not enough money to move the number,” says Stewart.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. UCLA Bruins – Open: +3.5, Move: +2.5

This is one of the few opening games in which the lower seed is the betting favorite. Minnesota went as high as -3.5 before buyback forced the most recent adjustment. However, public money will have its say on gameday and will likely push this spread back to its original post.

“The public seems to be in love with this Minnesota team,” says Stewart. “We opened this No. 11 seed -3 and all the money poured in on the favorite. We eventually went to 3.5 and we immediately booked sharp action (on UCLA) at that number.”

Iowa State Cyclones vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish – Open: Pick, Move: -1.5

This No. 7 versus No. 10 matchup opened as a pick and early money came in on the Irish, moving them to 1.5-point favorites. Books don’t expect this spread to climb any higher and wouldn’t be surprised to see it close back at pick’em by tipoff Friday.

“Very good matchup and we made this game a pick’em, but so far most of the early money is on the favorite,” says Stewart. “I can’t see either team winning this game by a margin and it’s going to come down to who’s making their shots from 3-point land.”

Villanova Wildcats vs. North Carolina Tar Heels – Open: 141, Move: 143

This total opened as low as 141 points and was bet up to 143 before action on the under balanced out at the book. According to CarbonSports.ag, 59 percent of total bets are on the under. Villanova and UNC both leaned slightly toward the under this season, going 12-16 and 15-17 over/under respectively.

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03/22/2013 11:09 AM

Friday, March 22

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Albany - 12:15 PM ET Duke -18.5 500
Duke - Over 133.5 500

Mississippi - 12:40 PM ET Wisconsin -6 500 POD # 1
Wisconsin - Over 129 500

Temple - 1:40 PM ET N.C. State -4.5 500
N.C. State - Over 150 500

Pacific - 2:10 PM ET Pacific +13.5 500
Miami-Florida - Over 124.5 500

Cincinnati - 2:45 PM ET Creighton -3.5 500 POD # 4
Creighton - Over 128 500

La Salle - 3:10 PM ET Kansas St. -5.5 500 POD # 2
Kansas St. - Over 133 500

James Madison - 4:10 PM ET James Madison +21.5 500
Indiana - Over 136.5 500

Colorado - 4:40 PM ET Colorado +1 500
Illinois - Under 128 500

Florida Gulf Coast - 6:50 PM ET Georgetown -14 500 POD # 3
Georgetown - Under 123.5 500

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03/22/2013 05:48 PM

NCAAB

Friday, March 22

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Where the action is: Late NCAA tournament line moves
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Albany Great Danes vs. Duke Blue Devils – Open: -17.5, Move: -19

Bettors were a bit cautious with big spreads during Thursday’s games, especially with Gonzaga nearly getting knocked off outright. But, money is coming in on the No. 2 Blue Devils, pumping up their opening-game spread a few points before the 12:15 p.m. ET tipoff.

According to CarbonSports.ag, 92 percent of action on this game is siding with Duke.

Pacific Tigers vs. Miami Hurricanes – Open: -13, Move: -12, Move: -14

Early action came in on the Tigers, trimming this spread a full point at some books before bettors jumped on the No. 2 Hurricanes and pushed the line to as high as -14 in Nevada. That flood of action is a mix of sharp and public money on Miami. About 90 percent of the bets in this one are on the Canes.

Colorado Buffaloes vs. Illinois Fighting Illini – Open: Pick, Move: -2, Move: Pick

Bettors were drawn to the Illini out of the gate, bumping this spread off the fence and as high as Illinois -2. However, sharp money is coming in on Colorado and taking this spread back the other way. There is a slight lean in action towards the Buffs, with 54 percent of the wagers on Colorado.

The Pac-12 started the tournament off on the right foot, with No. 12 Cal, No. 6 Arizona and No. 12 Oregon all winning straight up and ATS Thursday.

Villanova Wildcats vs. North Carolina Tar Heels – Open: 141, Move: 143.5

The total and spread are on the rise. Over bettors have lifted the number as high as 143.5 points at some markets and sharp action on the Tar Heels is pushing the spread to -4.5. North Carolina was playing its best basketball in the ACC tournament while Villanova had to bite its nails on Selection Sunday. According to CarbonSports.ag, 79 percent of action is on UNC.

Florida Gators vs. Northwestern State Demons – Open: 140, Move: 142

Florida has the third-ranked defense in the land but has had trouble scoring the basketball in recent weeks. They face Northwestern State, which finished the season as the top scoring team in the country – 81 points per game. That’s enough to convince over bettor to push this total up two points since Sunday. There is a slight edge to the over, with 64 percent of total bettors taking the over.

Iowa State Cyclones vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish – Open: Pick, Move: -1.5, Move: Pick

This No. 7 vs. No. 10 matchup could be the most entertaining game of the Round of 64. Both teams can live and die beyond the 3-point line. Early money bought into Notre Dame, moving this spread off a pick’em. But late action on the Cyclones has returned this line to its original post and could end up flipping the favorite before the 9:45 p.m. ET tipoff. According to oddsmakers, 62 percent of bets are on ISU.

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cnotes Posts:24352 Followers:32
03/22/2013 05:55 PM

Evening Selections:


Iona - 7:15 PM ET Iona +14 500
Ohio St. - Over 144 500

Villanova - 7:20 PM ET Villanova +5 500 POD # 3
North Carolina - Over 143.5 500

Northwestern St. - 7:27 PM ET Florida -20.5 500 POD # 2
Florida - Under 143 500 POD # 6

Arizona St. - 8:00 PM ET Baylor -8 500 POD # 1
Baylor - Under 146 500

Oklahoma - 9:20 PM ET Oklahoma +3 500
San Diego St. - Over 133 500

Stony Brook - 9:30 PM ET Iowa -8.5 500
Iowa - Under 132 500

Iowa St. - 9:45 PM ET Iowa St. -1 500 POD # 5
Notre Dame - Under 139 500

Western Kentucky - 9:50 PM ET Kansas -20.5 500
Kansas - Under 131.5 500

Minnesota - 9:57 PM ET UCLA +3.5 500 POD # 4
UCLA - Over 136 500

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cnotes Posts:24352 Followers:32
03/22/2013 06:50 PM

Sweet 16 Spicy Bold Upset Watch

In terms of 6-seeds or worse who have a shot to be Sweet 16 sleeper teams, our top three picks would be:

#6 Arizona (over #3 New Mexico)
#6 Butler (over #3 Marquette)
#8 Pitt (over #1 Gonzaga)

Getting even riskier and limiting ourselves to the double-digit seeds, we’d go with:

#11 St Mary’s over #3 Michigan State
#12 Oregon over #4 St. Louis
#10 Colorado over #2 Miami
#12 Mississippi over #4 Kansas State
#11 Minnesota over #3 Florida

We’d expect just short of one of the above five double-digit teams to make the Sweet 16. If the 2013 NCAA tournament was played 11 times, it would happen in about 10 of those tournaments.

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