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03/21/2013 06:17 PM

Evening POD's and Other Regarded Plays:

Denver - 7:00 PM ET Denver +4.5 500
Maryland - Over 130 500

South Dakota State - 7:15 PM ET Michigan -11 500
Michigan - Over 141.5 500

Belmont - 7:20 PM ET Belmont +4.5 500 POD # 2
Arizona - Under 141 500

California - 7:27 PM ET California +3.5 500 POD # 3
UNLV - Over 131 500

Missouri - 9:20 PM ET Colorado St. +2.5 500 POD # 1
Colorado St. - Under 142 500

Akron - 9:45 PM ET Akron +7 500
VCU - Over 134.5 500

Harvard - 9:50 PM ET New Mexico -9.5 500
New Mexico - Over 126.5 500

Montana - 9:57 PM ET Montana +13 500 PODS # 4
Syracuse - Under 128 500

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03/22/2013 10:02 AM

Friday's Early Action

March 21, 2013

Sixteen teams have been sent home as the second day of the NCAA Tournament begins on Friday. The first batch of contests to lead off the day involves three teams from the ACC (Duke, N.C. State, and Miami), while the lone game without ACC representation showcases Ole Miss and Wisconsin. We'll start the day in Philadelphia as Duke tries to put behind them a devastating loss in last season's first round.

Midwest Regional

(2) Duke vs. (15) Albany - 12:15 PM EST - CBS

The Blue Devils are in familiar territory as a heavy favorite in a 2/15 matchup, as Duke was tripped up by Lehigh last March in the opening game of the tournament, 75-70. Duke gets a shot at redemption as 18-point 'chalk' at the Wells Fargo Center, in spite of an early exit from the ACC Tournament after getting shocked by Maryland in the quarterfinals, 83-74 as 10-point favorites.

Albany enters this matchup as the champions of the America East conference at 24-10, while posting a 4-2 ATS record in lined games. The Great Danes won the final two games of their conference tournament in the underdog role over Stony Brook and Vermont, as Albany finished in fifth place inside the America East this season. Albany faced just one team that qualified for the tournament in the regular season, falling at Ohio State in mid-November, 82-60 in a non-lined contest.

This is the 20th time this season that Mike Krzyzewski's club has been listed as a double-digit favorite, posting a 10-9 ATS record in this role. The loss to Maryland in the ACC Tournament was the only time the Blue Devils lost straight-up when laying at least 10 points, while Duke owns a 1-4 ATS record in the last five NCAA Tournament games since 2010.

West Regional

(5) Wisconsin vs. (12) Ole Miss - 12:40 PM EST - truTV

The Rebels were sitting on the NCAA bubble heading into the SEC Tournament, but Ole Miss won three games in three days to receive the automatic bid for winning the conference. Andy Kennedy's club rallied twice against tournament squads by beating Missouri and Florida after trailing at the half, as the task doesn't get easier against Big Ten runner-up Wisconsin.

The Badgers fell short to Ohio State in the Big Ten tournament championship as short underdog, 50-43, while limiting their fifth straight opponent to less than 60 points. Wisconsin covered just two of seven games away from Madison in the favorite role this season, including outright losses at Marquette and Iowa. Under Bo Ryan, the Badgers have won 10 of 11 opening round games, while compiling a 6-4-1 ATS record.

Mississippi closed the season with an 8-2 SU and 6-4 ATS run, which interestingly included losses to two of the worst teams in the SEC, Mississippi State and South Carolina. The Rebels are 5-2 ATS when receiving points, while losing outright to tourney squads Missouri and Florida during the regular season, but avenged those defeats in the conference tournament. This is unfamiliar territory for Ole Miss, who is playing in the Big Dance for the first time since 2002, falling to UCLA in a pick-em spot, 80-58.

East Regional

(8) Temple vs. (9) N.C. State - 1:40 PM EST - TBS

The Owls saw their seven-game winning streak go up in smoke in a 79-74 defeat to UMass in the Atlantic-10 Tournament. Temple qualified as an at-large squad at 23-9, as the Owls dropped consecutive games only once this season, while winning five of their last seven contests away from the Liacouras Center. N.C. State began this season as the team to beat in the ACC, but finished tied for fourth place in the conference with Virginia at 11-7, while posting a 24-10 record overall.

The Wolfpack is listed as a 4 ½-point favorite in Dayton, as Mark Gottfried's team won eight of their final 11 contests following a three-game skid in early February. Down the stretch, N.C. State cashed six straight 'unders' prior to a pair of 'overs' in the ACC Tournament against Virginia and Miami. In the last six times as a favorite either on the road or a neutral site, the Wolfpack covered just once, while facing only one tournament team in this situation (Oklahoma State in November).

Temple hasn't been the team to back in March Madness over the years, as the Owls are just 1-4 SU and 0-5 ATS since 2008 in the NCAA Tournament. Fran Dunphy's club was tripped up by South Florida last March, 58-44 as 3 ½-point favorites, while exiting the first round in four of the previous five tournaments. The Owls closed the season on a nice 'over' run by hitting in 10 of the final 12 contests, including five straight in the underdog role.

East Regional

(2) Miami vs. (15) Pacific - 2:10 PM EST - TNT

The Hurricanes were one of the huge stories in college basketball this season by winning both the ACC regular season and tournament titles. UM travels to Austin, Texas looking to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2000, coincidentally the same venue in which the 'Canes were eliminated by Tulsa that season. However, Miami has to get through Big West Tournament champion Pacific to get to the round of 32 on Sunday.

The Tigers finished in second place in the regular season inside the Big West at 13-5, while winning seven consecutive games down the stretch to clinch the automatic berth for the tournament. Pacific put together a 16-13-1 ATS record, including a 5-2-1 ATS record in the final eight contests. The Tigers won just one of three times against teams in the NCAA Tournament, beating St. Mary's prior to losses against Gonzaga and Cal.

Miami turned in one of the best ATS records in the country at 20-9-1 ATS, while going 10-6-1 ATS away from Coral Gables. The Canes' offense ran teams out late in the season by posting 'overs' in six of the last eight contests, as UM put up 81 points against N.C. State and 87 against North Carolina in the final two games of the ACC Tournament. Jim Larranaga's squad cashed in two of four opportunities as a double-digit favorite, but none of those four teams qualified for postseason play.

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03/22/2013 10:04 AM

Friday's Afternoon Action

March 21, 2013

The second set of games on Friday afternoon involves eight teams from seven different conferences. The only two teams from the same league are Indiana and Illinois (Big Ten), while two squads needed victories in the First Four just to make it to Friday action (La Salle and James Madison). We'll begin with an intriguing matchup at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia between a Big East club against a tournament veteran from the Missouri Valley Conference.

Midwest Regional

(7) Creighton vs. (10) Cincinnati - 2:45 PM EST - CBS

The Blue Jays are fresh off their second straight MVC Tournament title after slipping past Wichita State, 68-65 as 1 ½-point favorites. Creighton has won and covered five consecutive contests, but that came following a dreadful 0-8 ATS run throughout most of February. Cincinnati enters the tournament at 3-5 SU and 1-7 ATS the final eight games of the season, including a 62-43 blowout defeat to Georgetown in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament.

The Bearcats cashed 'unders' at nearly an automatic rate this season, going 22-4 to the 'under.' Mick Cronin's team put together a 2-4 ATS record in the underdog role, which certainly looks better than the 9-14 ATS mark as a favorite. Cincinnati's offense has struggled to score recently by putting up 61 points or less in six straight contests, while losing five of the last six games away from home.

Creighton is coming together at the right time following a three-game skid in mid-February, including a pair of victories over a Wichita State team that routed Pittsburgh in Thursday's tournament action. The Blue Jays are also an 'under' team, posting a 13-4 mark to the 'under' the previous 17 games. Creighton won its tournament opener last March over Alabama in a one-point triumph, but fell short in the round of 32 to North Carolina, 87-73 as 8 ½-point underdogs.

West Regional

(4) Kansas State vs. (13) La Salle - 3:10 PM EST - truTV

The Explorers needed to beat Boise State in Dayton on Wednesday night just to make it to this point, as La Salle travels to Kansas City for a meeting with K-State. The Wildcats lost to rival Kansas at the Sprint Center for the third time this season in last Saturday's Big 12 championship. K-State returns to this venue in a big home-court advantage spot, especially with La Salle going from Brooklyn (A-10 Tournament) to Philadelphia to Dayton to Kansas City in the span of a week.

La Salle snapped a two-game skid with Wednesday's 80-71 triumph as short 'dogs against Boise State, as the Explorers shot a blistering 63% from the field. The offense picked up after getting shut down by St. Louis and Butler in losses to close the season, while La Salle broke the 72-point mark for the sixth time in eight contests (6-2 to 'over'). The Explorers grabbed just their second cover in eight tries as an underdog in Wednesday's win, but four of those ATS defeats came when receiving less than two points.

K-State is participating in the Big Dance for the fourth straight season, while winning its first game each of the last three times. The Wildcats are playing in their first tournament with Bruce Weber as head coach, as Kansas State cashed in victories over North Texas ('10), Utah State ('11), and Southern Mississippi ('12) in the first round the past three tourneys. This was a very consistent team all season, losing consecutive games only once, while K-State posted a 10-3-1 ATS record the last 14 times as a favorite.

East Regional

(1) Indiana vs. (16) James Madison - 4:10 PM EST - TBS

The Hoosiers grabbed a top seed in the East, but stumbled down the stretch by splitting their final six contests. All six losses this season for Indiana came against NCAA Tournament teams, as Tom Crean's club looks to take that next step following a Sweet 16 appearance last March. James Madison will attempt to be the first 16-seed to upset a 1-seed, but the Dukes need to slow down an Indiana offense that ranked sixth in the country in field-goal percentage at 48.6%

The Dukes owned the third-best ATS record in the country at 22-10, including covers in eight of the last nine trips to the court. JMU took care of LIU-Brooklyn in the Wednesday's First Four contest in Dayton, 68-55 in a pick-em spot. The Dukes are listed as a double-digit underdog for just the second time this season, as James Madison was trounced in the season opener at UCLA receiving 16 points in a 100-70 loss.

It's obviously tough to compare Indiana's competition in the Big 10 opposite James Madison's foes in the Colonial. The Hoosiers put together an 11-7 ATS record when laying at least 10 points, but two of those non-covers came as favorites of at least 24 points in which Indiana failed to cash by less than three points. In 12 non-conference victories, IU won by an average of 32.8 points per game, although 10 of those victories came in Bloomington.

East Regional

(7) Illinois vs. (10) Colorado - 4:40 PM EST - TNT

An intriguing matchup closes out the afternoon action in Austin, as the Big 10 meets the Pac-12. Illinois pulled off upsets this season over top seeds Gonzaga and Indiana, while also knocking off Ohio State at home towards the start of conference season. The Illini battled inconsistency throughout Big 10 play, but a 7-4 record down the stretch was enough for an at-large bid.

Colorado won the Pac-12 Tournament last season, while the Buffaloes scratched and clawed their way to an at-large bid with a 21-11 record this season. Tad Boyle's club stepped up with a season sweep of Oregon and a home blowout of Arizona in the final five weeks to improve their tournament credentials. The Buffaloes were one of the best 'under' teams in the country by posting the 'under' in 15 of the final 19 games.

Illinois was a tough team to figure out at times, as John Groce's squad failed to cover five times in the role of a double-digit favorite. However, the Illini compiled a 4-8 ATS record in the last 12 opportunities as an underdog since upsetting Ohio State in early January. The 'under' cashed in eight of the last 11 games for Illinois, while scoring 55 points or less in three of the previous four trips to the court.

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03/22/2013 10:08 AM

Friday's Prime-Time Tips

March 22, 2013


**Florida Gulf Coast vs. Georgetown**

--This is a 2/15 matchup in Philadelphia with the winner advancing to face the winner of San Diego St. vs. Oklahoma. Most books are listing Georgetown (25-6 straight up, 16-11 against the spread) as a 13.5-point favorite with a total of 123 ½. Gamblers can take the Eagles to win outright for a +800 payout (risk $100 to win $800). Remember, two No. 15 seeds (Norfolk St. over Missouri and Lehigh over Duke) advanced in last year’s tournament.

--Georgetown made the Big East Tournament semifinals by pounding Cincinnati 62-43 as a four-point ‘chalk’ in the quarterfinals. Fittingly, the Hoyas faced Syracuse one last time at MSG in NYC and fittingly, 40 minutes settled nothing. In overtime, the ‘Cuse captured a 58-55 win as a one-point underdog. Makael Hopkins scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the losing effort.

--Florida Gulf Coast (24-10 SU, 4-0 ATS) won the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament with an 88-75 win over Mercer as a 5.5-point underdog. (Mercer won at Tennessee in its NIT opener Wednesday night and also won outright at Alabama and at FSU during the regular season). Brett Comer was the catalyst with 21 points, five assists and three steals. Sherwood Brown added 16 points and 11 rebounds.

--Florida Gulf Coast faced four RPI Top 50 teams during the regular season. The Eagles beat Miami 63-51 in Fort Myers, but they lost 80-57 at VCU, 88-67 at Duke and 83-72 at Iowa St. Andy Enfield’s team lost 79-68 at St. John’s.

--John Thompson III’s squad has been a double-digit favorite five times, compiling an abysmal 1-4 spread record. However, we should point out that the Hoyas are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games.

--Georgetown sophomore forward Otto Porter enjoyed a breakout campaign. Porter averaged team-highs in scoring (16.3 points per game), rebounding (7.4 RPG), field-goal percentage (48.9%) and steals (1.9 SPG) while producing a 76/45 assists-to-turnovers ratio.

--The ‘under’ is 7-3 in the Hoyas’ last 10 games, 14-10 overall.

--TBS will have the telecast from Wells Fargo Center at 6:50 p.m. Eastern.

**Iona vs. Ohio State**

--Most shops have installed No. 2 seed Ohio St. (226-7 SU, 19-11-1 ATS) as a 14-point favorite with a total of 145. The Gaels are +900 on the money line (risk $100 to win $900).

--Iona (20-13 SU, 15-15-1 ATS) has won five in a row and has posted a 5-1-1 spread record in its last seven outings. The Gaels won the MAAC Tournament with a 60-57 win over Manhattan as a four-point favorite. The game will be remembered forever in the minds of gamblers after Iona fans rushed the court before the game ended, prompting officials to issue a technical foul on the Gaels. After a 3-pointer by the Jaspers cut the deficit to 60-55 with one tick remaining, the fans stormed on the floor. When the court was cleared, Manhattan hit a pair of free throws for the incomprehensible backdoor cover. Tre Bowman scored a team-high 20 points for Iona.

--In a First Four matchup against BYU in last season’s NCAA Tournament, Iona allowed a 25-point lead to get away in a 78-72 loss as a two-point underdog. Lamont ‘Mo-Mo’ Jones played one of the worst games of his career, finishing with only six points on 3-of-14 shooting from the field. Jones missed all six of his attempts from 3-point range and had zero assists compared to three turnovers. Sean Armand scored 10 points.

--Jones and Armand give Iona one of the nation’s most underrated backcourts. Jones averages 23.0 points, 3.5 assists and 1.2 steals per game, while Armand scored at a 16.6 PPG clip. Jones has made 88.7 percent of his free throws.

--Jones will face one of the nation’s premier perimeter defenders in Ohio St. junior guard Aaron Craft, who has a team-high 66 steals. Craft’s defensive prowess isn’t done justice by his steal numbers. He almost always maintains great position, takes charges galore and contests every shot attempt.

--Ohio St. went to the Final Four last year before getting beaten by Kansas in the national semifinals at the Superdome. Thad Matta brings a 20-10 career record (67%) into this year’s event.

--Ohio St. garnered a No. 2 seed by winning last weekend’s Big Ten Tournament at the United Center in Chicago. The Buckeyes won a 50-43 decision over Wisconsin in the finals, hooking up their backers as 1.5-point favorites. Deshaun Thomas scored a game-high 17 points and pulled down seven rebounds.

--Thomas averages a team-high 19.5 PPG. He has a smooth lefty stroke with excellent range. Thomas can create off the dribble and knock down shots coming off screens.

--Ohio St. owns an 8-7 spread record as a double-digit favorite. Meanwhile, Iona has a 6-3 spread record as an underdog, but this is the Gaels’ first game as double-digit ‘dogs.

--The ‘under’ is 18-12 overall for the Buckeyes, 7-1 in their last eight games.

--The ‘under’ is on a 5-2 run for Iona, but the ‘over’ is 13-9 overall.

--These schools met in December of 2008 with the Buckeyes winning by a 71-53 count as a 16-point home favorite.

--Tip-off is in Dayton is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Eastern on CBS.

**Villanova vs. North Carolina**

--Most books are listing North Carolina (24-10 SU, 20-12 ATS) as a four-point favorite for this 8/9 matchup in Kansas City. The total is 142 or 142 ½ and the Wildcats are +160 on the money line (risk $100 to win $160).

--Roy Williams led his team into the ACC Tournament finals last weekend before losing 87-77 to Miami in Greensboro. The Tar Heels played three games in three days, beating FSU (83-62) and Maryland (79-76) prior to Sunday’s setback to the Hurricanes.

--Villanova (20-13 SU, 19-10-1 ATS) has thrived as an underdog with a 10-6-1 spread record in 17 such spots. The Wildcats beat St. John’s 66-53 as 4.5-point favorites at the Big East Tournament before losing to Louisville (74-55) in the quarterfinals.

--North Carolina and Villanova have quite a history in the NCAA Tournament. On its way to the 1985 NCAA title, eighth-seeded Villanova beat No. 2 seed UNC by a 56-44 count at the South Region finals in Birmingham. In 2005 at the Carrier Dome in the East region semifinals, UNC won a 67-66 decision after getting the benefit of a couple of calls by the officials in the final minute. The Wildcats easily covered the number as 11-point underdogs. The Tar Heels beat ‘Nova again at the Final Four in 2009 when Ty Lawson led his team to an 83-69 win with 22 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and a pair of steals.

--UNC has an 8-5 spread record in 13 games as a single-digit ‘chalk.’

--Williams is one of the best coaches in NCAA Tournament history, compiling a 61-20 record (75.3%). He took the Tar Heels to the Elite Eight last season before losing to his former team, Kansas. If KU and UNC win Friday, they will square off again on Sunday.

--Even though the ‘over’ has hit in its last three games, the ‘under’ is 17-15 overall for UNC.

--The ‘over’ is on a 4-1 run in Villanova’s last five games, but the ‘under’ is 16-12 overall.

--Tip-off is slated for 7:20 p.m. Eastern on TNT at Sprint Center.

**Florida vs. Northwestern State**

--This is a 3/14 South Region showdown in Austin. Most books are listing Florida (26-7 SU, 16-14 ATS) as a 20.5-point favorite with a total of 141.5. The total has been on the rise since opening at 140. Gamblers can take the Demons to win outright for a 40/1 payout at 5Dimes.

--Billy Donovan’s team beat LSU (80-58) and Alabama (61-51) to advance to the SEC Tournament finals in Nashville last weekend. The Gators raced out to a 38-26 intermission lead over Ole Miss on Sunday, but the Rebels rallied to capture a 66-63 win as an 11.5-point underdog. Mike Rosario had 18 and nine rebounds for UF in the losing effort.

--Donovan has now taken Florida to the NCAA Tournament 13 times in his 17-year tenure. He owns a 28-10 career record (74%) in the NCAA Tournament, taking the Gators to the Elite Eight the past two seasons. Donovan has led UF to the finals three times, winning it all twice in 2006 and ’07.

--Northwestern St. (23-8 SU, 1-2 ATS) is back in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006 when it upset Iowa on a 3-pointer from the corner in the final seconds. The Demons made the field thanks to a 68-66 win over Stephen F. Austin as five-point underdogs in the Southland Conference Tournament finals. Shamir Davis scored a team-high 19 points for the winners.

--Northwestern St. faced three SEC teams during the regular season, losing 102-95 at LSU, 78-65 at Texas A&M and 79-61 at Arkansas.

--Northwestern St. leads the nation in scoring, averaging 81.0 points per game. The Demons allow 71.2 PPG. They have depth galore with 10 players averaging more than 15 minutes per game. Four players are scoring in double figures led by DeQuan Hicks, who 14.1 points and 5.8 rebounds while making 58.6 percent of his shots from the field.

--Florida has posted a 14-10 spread record in 24 games as a double-digit ‘chalk.’

--Totals have been an overall wash (1-1-1) in Northwestern St.’s three games that were lined.

--The ‘under’ has cashed in eight of UF’s last 10 games and is 16-11 overall.

--TruTV will have television coverage at 7:25 p.m. Eastern.

**B.E.’s Bonus Nuggets**

--Harvard collected its first NCAA Tournament win in school history Thursday night by eliminating third-seeded New Mexico, 68-62. The Crimson won outright as an 11-point underdog, hooking up money-line backers with a +500 return (paid $500 on $100 wagers).

--If Northwestern wasn’t already targeting Harvard head coach Tommy Amaker to replace Bill Carmody, it is now. Other potential candidates for the Wildcats include Duke assistant Chris Collins and Valpo’s Bryce Drew.

--Harvard is now 8-2 ATS in 10 games as an underdog this season.

--Steve Alford has now lost to Northwestern St. and Harvard in NCAA Tournament shockers.

--Speaking of Valpo, it trailed by 20-plus points for much of Thursday’s loss to third-seeded Michigan St. But the Crusaders mounted a furious last-minute rally to give their backers a miracle push in the 65-54 setback as 11-point underdogs (late action prompted many books to close the line at 10.5 or 10 but the number was 11 nearly all week).

--As of early Friday morning, most books had Michigan St. installed as a 5.5-point favorite versus Memphis. The Tigers nearly handed Saint Mary’s a victory with foolish turnovers in the final minute, but they survived when Matthew Dellavedova missed a 3-pointer from out of the corner at the horn. Josh Pastner’s first NCAA Tournament win came by a 54-52 score with Memphis covering the spread as a 1.5-point favorite.

--Best Game on Saturday: VCU vs. Michigan. Can’t wait!

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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03/22/2013 10:12 AM

2013 NIT, CIT, CBI Results

March 22, 2013

National Invitation Tournament (NIT)

Kentucky Bracket
Date Matchup ATS Result

Mar. 19 Kentucky 57 Robert Morris (+4) 59 Underdog-Under (142)
Mar. 20 Charlotte 66 Providence (-9) 75 Push-Over (140)
Mar. 20 Long Beach State 66 Baylor (-12.5) 112 Favorite-Over (148)
Mar. 20 Detroit 68 Arizona State (-3.5) 83 Favorite-Under (155)
Mar. 22 Arizona State at Baylor -
Mar. 26 Robert Morris at Providence -
Mar. 26 & 27 TBD vs. TBD -

Southern Mississippi Bracket
Date Matchup ATS Result

Mar. 19 Louisiana Tech (+3) 71 Florida State 66 Underdog-Under (142)
Mar. 20 Mercer (+8) 75 Tennessee 67 Underdog-Over (128.5)
Mar. 20 Charleston Southern 71 Southern Mississippi (-11.5) 78 Underdog-Over (147.5)
Mar. 20 Washington 79 BYU (-6) 90 Favorite-Over (148)
Mar. 25 Louisiana Tech at Southern Mississippi -
Mar. 26 Mercer at BYU -
Mar. 26 & 27 TBD vs. TBD -

Alabama Bracket
Date Matchup ATS Result

Mar. 19 Niagara 70 Maryland (-10) 86 Favorite-Over (146)
Mar. 19 Northeastern 43 Alabama (-11) 62 Favorite-Under (129)
Mar. 19 Ohio 57 Denver (-6) 61 Underdog-Under (129)
Mar. 19 Stephen F. Austin 57 Stanford (-8) 58 Underdog-Under (126)
Mar. 21 Denver 52 Maryland (-5) 62 Favorite-Under (130)
Mar. 23 Stanford at Alabama -
Mar. 26 & 27 TBD vs. TBD -

Virginia Bracket
Date Matchup ATS Result

Mar. 19 St. John's (+6.5) 63 Saint Joseph's 61 Underdog-Under (131)
Mar. 19 Norfolk State 56 Virginia (-16) 67 Underdog-Under (127)
Mar. 20 Indiana State 52 Iowa (-11) 68 Favorite-Under (134)
Mar. 20 Stony Brook (-4) 71 Massachusetts 58 Underdog-Under (144)
Mar. 22 Stony Brook at Iowa -
Mar. 24 St. John's at Virginia -
Mar. 26 & 27 TBD vs. TBD -

NIT Championship from Madison Square Garden
Date Matchup ATS Result

Apr. 2 TBD vs. TBD -
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CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT)
CIT First Round

Date Matchup ATS Result

Mar. 19 Eastern Kentucky (-2) 69 Gardner Webb 62 Favorite-Under (133)
Mar. 20 Fairfield 71 Kent State (-4.5) 73 Underdog-Over (128)
Mar. 19 Savannah State 64 East Carolina (-7) 66 Underdog-Under (131)
Mar. 19 Rider (-1) 63 Hartford 54 Favorite-Over (126)
Mar. 19 Oakland 87 Youngstown State (-4.5) 99 Favorite-Over (156)
Mar. 19 Boston University 63 Loyola MD (-7.5) 70 Underdog-Under (137.5)
Mar. 19 Tennessee State 72 Evansville (-9) 84 Favorite-Over (147)
Mar. 20 North Dakota 66 Northern Iowa (-16) 77 Underdog-Over (135.5)
Mar. 20 Elon 53 Canisius (-6) 66 Favorite-Under (145.5)
Mar. 20 Green Bay 69 Bradley (+1) 75 Underdog-Over (136)
Mar. 20 South Alabama 73 Tulane (-6) 84 Favorite-Over (145)
Mar. 20 Chicago State 69 Illinois-Chicago (-10.5) 80 Favorite-Over (133)
Mar. 20 Oral Roberts (+4) 84 UT Arlington 76 Underdog-Over (137)
Mar. 20 High Point 71 UC Irvine (-8.5) 80 Favorite-Over (137)
Mar. 20 Cal Poly 43 Weber State (-7) 85 Favorite-Under (130)
Mar. 20 Air Force (+3) 69 Hawaii 65 Underdog-Under (147)

CIT Second Round
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CIT Quarterfinals
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CIT Semifinals
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CIT Finals
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College Basketball Invitational (CBI)
CBI First Round

Date Matchup ATS Result

Mar. 19 George Mason (+3.5) 78 College of Charleston 77 Underdog-Over (136)
Mar. 19 Lehigh 66 Wyoming (-6) 67 Underdog-Over (130)
Mar. 19 Vermont 77 Santa Clara (-8.5) 87 Favorite-Over (136)
Mar. 20 Western Illinois 67 Purdue (-12) 81 Favorite-Over (116.5)
Mar. 20 Texas 72 Houston (+3) 73 Underdog-Under (151)
Mar. 20 Richmond (-5) 76 Bryant 71 Push-Over (146)
Mar. 20 Tulsa 52 Wright State (-6.5) 72 Favorite-Under (128)
Mar. 20 North Dakota St. 71 Western Michigan (+1) 72 Underdog-Over (127.5)

CBI Quarterfinals
Mar. 25 TBD vs. TBD -
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CBI Semifinals
Mar. 27 TBD vs. TBD -
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CBI Finals (Best-of-Three)
Apr. 1 TBD vs. TBD -
Apr. 2 TBD vs. TBD -
Apr. 3 TBD vs. TBD -

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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03/22/2013 10:15 AM

Armadillo: Notes from each of Thursday's NCAA tournament games

-- Michigan State 65, Valparaiso 54-- Spartans grabbed 20 of their own 35 missed shots; their subs almost blew the 9.5-point spread in last minute. This game was nowhere near as close as the final score says.

-- Memphis 54, St Mary's 52-- Tigers blocked 12 shots, led by 15 late in the first half, then held on for dear life in last minute, as St Mary's got a shot to tie game. Congrats to Josh Pastner on his first NCAA tournament win; its a long way from sitting on a cafeteria table at Poinciana HS in Florida with me, watching an AAU game when he was an assistant coach at Arizona.

-- Louisville 79, North Carolina A&T 48-- Jesse Jackson was in stands at this game; kind of doubt he was rooting for Pitino. Hope he didn't take A&T and 26.5 points. If you added the first 10:00 of each half in this game, it was 43-13 Louisville.

-- Colorado State 84, Missouri 72-- You start five seniors, you're a live dog in this tournament. Dorian Green is a tough guy; he scored 26 points in 34:00 on a gimpy ankle. Only win in four games for MWC so far.

-- Syracuse 81, Montana 34-- This is all Weber State's fault; Wildcats were better than Montana this year, but couldn't finish the deal in Big Sky title tilt, so banged-up Griz got fed to an angry Syracuse squad here. This was ugly.

-- California 64, UNLV 61-- Dave Rice is going to have a rough summer in America's favorite city; Rebels have now lost last four first round games, and they were favored in all four (Rice only coached last two). He absolutely has to have at least one quality PG on his roster next year.

-- Marquette 59, Davidson 58-- Wildcats led 54-48 with 1:10 left; when the players and coaches on Davidson are in their 80's, they'll think of this game and be sad. Marquette hit last three 3's after being 1-12 from arc. Just one of those losses that will linger for weeks, months....

-- Butler 68, Bucknell 56-- Bison led 37-31 with 10:17 left, but then Butler put it in another gear, blew by them, outscoring Bucknell 25-5 on foul line.

-- VCU 88, Akron 42-- I'm not kidding; Saturday's game with Michigan might be most interesting matchup of the whole tournament. Not sure last night's walkover helped VCU very much, other than the win. This was ugly.

-- Michigan 71, South Dakota State 56-- Four Jackrabbits played the whole 40:00, and the fifth played 32. Predictably, they faded late.

-- Wichita State 73, Pitt 55-- Shockers were 33-41 from foul line and were the more physical team. Jamie Dixon is 11-9 in NCAAs at Pitt, despite being 3-seed or better in five of his nine NCAA appearances. Not really sure why USC would want to shell out big bucks for his services.

-- Gonzaga 64, Southern 58-- Survive. Advance. This game was 56-56 with 3:46 left. Southern was 10-23 outside arc, 8-23 inside it. Zags hit two huge 3's to pull ahead- they'll need to play better against Wichita State.

-- Arizona 81, Belmont 64-- Bruins are good example of how gap between the haves and have-nots has widened. Belmont wins its league most years, but only once have they come close to winning a NCAA tourney game, the gap in talent is just too wide.

-- Harvard 68, New Mexico 62-- Call me paranoid, but not thrilled about a coach signing a lucrative contract before a tournament; your lower-income kids start looking around, asking, "Where's mine?" and they play lousy and lose to an Ivy League team. Go figure.

-- Oregon 68, Oklahoma State 55-- Dana Altman was about the 7th choice to become Oregon's coach, but he's damn good. I'm thinking Ducks might be the best 12-seed in tournament history.

-- Saint Louis 64, New Mexico State 44-- Billikens are very good, plus they have players named Jordair Jett and Grandy Glaze-- tremendous names!!!!! SLU is very good defensively, took Aggies out of their game.

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03/22/2013 10:16 AM

NCAAB
Dunkel

LaSalle vs. Kansas State
The Wildcats look to take advantage of a LaSalle team that has a 1-6 ATS record in its last 7 games against Big 12 opponents. Kansas State is the pick (-5 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Wildcats favored by 7 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Kansas State (-5 1/2). Here are all of today's games.

FRIDAY, MARCH 22

Game 823-824: Albany vs. Duke (12:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Albany 55.486; Duke 71.305
Dunkel Line: Duke by 16; 137
Vegas Line: Duke by 18 1/2; 133
Dunkel Pick: Albany (+18 1/2); Over

Game 825-826: Cincinnati vs. Creighton (2:45 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cincinnati 63.585; Creighton 68.632
Dunkel Line: Creighton by 5; 124
Vegas Line: Creighton by 3 1/2; 128 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Creighton (-3 1/2); Under

Game 827-828: Florida Gulf Coast vs. Georgetown (6:50 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Florida Gulf Coast 57.126; Georgetown 72.604
Dunkel Line: Georgetown by 15 1/2; 127
Vegas Line: Georgetown by 13 1/2; 123 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Georgetown (-13 1/2); Over

Game 829-830: Oklahoma vs. San Diego State (9:20 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oklahoma 63.829; San Diego 68.049
Dunkel Line: San Diego State by 4; 130
Vegas Line: San Diego State by 2 1/2; 133 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Diego State (-2 1/2); Under

Game 831-832: James Madison vs. Indiana (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: James Madison 56.789; Indiana 72.085
Dunkel Line: Indiana by 15 1/2; 140
Vegas Line: Indiana by 21 1/2; 136
Dunkel Pick: James Madison (+21 1/2); Over

Game 833-834: Temple vs. NC State (1:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Temple 63.489; NC State 69.306
Dunkel Line: NC State by 6; 145
Vegas Line: NC State by 4; 150
Dunkel Pick: NC State (-4 ); Under

Game 835-836: Iona vs. Ohio State (7:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Iona 57.783; Ohio State 75.827
Dunkel Line: Ohio State by 18; 141
Vegas Line: Ohio State by 14; 145
Dunkel Pick: Ohio State (-14); Under

Game 837-838: Iowa State vs. Notre Dame (9:45 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Iowa State 68.505; Notre Dame 67.168
Dunkel Line: Iowa State by 1 1/2; 144
Vegas Line: Notre Dame by 1; 139 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Iowa State (+1); Over

Game 839-840: Western Kentucky vs. Kansas (9:50 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Western Kentucky 52.571; Kansas 74.850
Dunkel Line: Kansas by 22 1/2; 127
Vegas Line: Kansas by 20 1/2; 133
Dunkel Pick: Kansas (-20 1/2); Under

Game 841-842: Villanova vs. North Carolina (7:20 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Villanova 67.221; North Carolina 69.310
Dunkel Line: North Carolina by 2; 148
Vegas Line: North Carolina by 4 1/2; 143 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Villanova (+4 1/2); Over

Game 843-844: Mississippi vs. Wisconsin (12:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Mississippi 68.406; Wisconsin 72.188
Dunkel Line: Wisconsin by 4; 133
Vegas Line: Wisconsin by 6 1/2; 128 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Mississippi (+6 1/2); Over

Game 845-846: LaSalle vs. Kansas State (3:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LaSalle 62.722; Kansas State 70.240
Dunkel Line: Kansas State by 7 1/2; 128
Vegas Line: Kansas State by 5 1/2; 132 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Kansas State (-5 1/2); Under

Game 847-848: Northwestern State vs. Florida (7:27 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Northwestern State 53.615; Florida 75.892
Dunkel Line: Florida by 22 1/2; 137
Vegas Line: Florida by 20; 141 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Florida (-20); Under

Game 849-850: Minnesota at UCLA (9:57 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota 65.063; UCLA 65.093
Dunkel Line: Even; 138
Vegas Line: Minnesota by 3; 134 1/2
Dunkel Pick: UCLA (+3); Over

Game 851-852: Pacific vs. Miami (FL) (2:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pacific 57.316; Miami (FL) 72.414
Dunkel Line: Miami (FL) by 15; 121
Vegas Line: Miami (FL) by 13; 125 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Miami (FL) (-13); Under

Game 853-854: Colorado vs. Illinois (4:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Colorado 65.198; Illinois 64.385
Dunkel Line: Colorado by 1; 133
Vegas Line: Illinois by 1 1/2; 127
Dunkel Pick: Colorado (+1 1/2); Over

Game 855-856: Arizona State at Baylor (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Arizona State 62.373; Baylor 74.672
Dunkel Line: Baylor by 12 1/2; 142
Vegas Line: Baylor by 9; 146
Dunkel Pick: Baylor (-9); Under

Game 857-858: Stony Brook at Iowa (9:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Stony Brook 62.193; Iowa 69.537
Dunkel Line: Iowa by 7 1/2; 137
Vegas Line: Iowa by 8 1/2; 132
Dunkel Pick: Stony Brook (+8 1/2); Over
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03/22/2013 10:18 AM

NCAAB
Long Sheet

Friday, March 22

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ALBANY (24 - 10) vs. DUKE (27 - 5) - 3/22/2013, 12:15 PM
Top Trends for this game.
DUKE is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) in road games in non-conference games this season.
DUKE is 48-28 ATS (+17.2 Units) after allowing 80 points or more since 1997.
DUKE is 44-69 ATS (-31.9 Units) in March games since 1997.
DUKE is 13-26 ATS (-15.6 Units) on Friday nights since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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CINCINNATI (22 - 11) vs. CREIGHTON (27 - 7) - 3/22/2013, 2:45 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CINCINNATI is 5-14 ATS (-10.4 Units) after a conference game this season.
CINCINNATI is 92-124 ATS (-44.4 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games since 1997.
CINCINNATI is 1-7 ATS (-6.7 Units) versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game after 15+ games this season.
CREIGHTON is 14-2 ATS (+11.8 Units) when the total is 120 to 129.5 over the last 3 seasons.
CREIGHTON is 29-15 ATS (+12.5 Units) versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game over the last 3 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 12-2 ATS (+9.8 Units) in road games in non-conference games over the last 3 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 19-10 ATS (+8.0 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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FLA GULF COAST (24 - 10) vs. GEORGETOWN (25 - 6) - 3/22/2013, 6:50 PM
Top Trends for this game.
GEORGETOWN is 13-5 ATS (+7.5 Units) after a conference game this season.
GEORGETOWN is 13-4 ATS (+8.6 Units) in road games in non-conference games over the last 3 seasons.
GEORGETOWN is 15-6 ATS (+8.4 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
GEORGETOWN is 10-3 ATS (+6.7 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games this season.
FLA GULF COAST is 7-0 ATS (+7.0 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
FLA GULF COAST is 7-0 ATS (+7.0 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
FLA GULF COAST is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) in March games over the last 2 seasons.
FLA GULF COAST is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) after a conference game over the last 2 seasons.
FLA GULF COAST is 7-0 ATS (+7.0 Units) in all tournament games over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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OKLAHOMA (20 - 11) vs. SAN DIEGO ST (22 - 10) - 3/22/2013, 9:20 PM
Top Trends for this game.
SAN DIEGO ST is 80-56 ATS (+18.4 Units) after allowing 60 points or less since 1997.
SAN DIEGO ST is 40-24 ATS (+13.6 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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TEMPLE (23 - 9) vs. NC STATE (24 - 10) - 3/22/2013, 1:40 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NC STATE is 12-3 ATS (+8.7 Units) in all neutral court games over the last 2 seasons.
NC STATE is 11-2 ATS (+8.8 Units) in March games over the last 2 seasons.
NC STATE is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) in road games on Friday nights over the last 3 seasons.
NC STATE is 18-7 ATS (+10.3 Units) in road games when playing with 5 or 6 days rest since 1997.
NC STATE is 12-3 ATS (+8.7 Units) when playing on a neutral court over the last 2 seasons.
NC STATE is 9-2 ATS (+6.8 Units) after allowing 80 points or more over the last 2 seasons.
NC STATE is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) in all tournament games over the last 2 seasons.
NC STATE is 13-4 ATS (+8.6 Units) in road games in first round tournament games since 1997.
TEMPLE is 16-7 ATS (+8.3 Units) when the total is 140 to 149.5 over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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IONA (20 - 13) vs. OHIO ST (26 - 7) - 3/22/2013, 7:15 PM
Top Trends for this game.
OHIO ST is 38-26 ATS (+9.4 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
OHIO ST is 38-26 ATS (+9.4 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
OHIO ST is 48-28 ATS (+17.2 Units) when the total is 140 to 149.5 since 1997.
OHIO ST is 34-23 ATS (+8.7 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
OHIO ST is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) in March games over the last 2 seasons.
OHIO ST is 202-155 ATS (+31.5 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.
OHIO ST is 131-95 ATS (+26.5 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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IOWA ST (22 - 11) vs. NOTRE DAME (25 - 9) - 3/22/2013, 9:45 PM
Top Trends for this game.
IOWA ST is 34-23 ATS (+8.7 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
IOWA ST is 34-23 ATS (+8.7 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
IOWA ST is 26-11 ATS (+13.9 Units) after a conference game over the last 2 seasons.
IOWA ST is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) off a loss against a conference rival over the last 2 seasons.
IOWA ST is 27-16 ATS (+9.4 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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W KENTUCKY (20 - 15) vs. KANSAS (29 - 5) - 3/22/2013, 9:50 PM
Top Trends for this game.
W KENTUCKY is 5-13 ATS (-9.3 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
W KENTUCKY is 1-7 ATS (-6.7 Units) versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game this season.
KANSAS is 19-10 ATS (+8.0 Units) when the total is 130 to 139.5 over the last 2 seasons.
W KENTUCKY is 49-27 ATS (+19.3 Units) in all neutral court games since 1997.
W KENTUCKY is 37-18 ATS (+17.2 Units) in March games since 1997.
W KENTUCKY is 49-27 ATS (+19.3 Units) when playing on a neutral court since 1997.
W KENTUCKY is 17-6 ATS (+10.4 Units) in road games versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game after 15+ games since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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VILLANOVA (20 - 13) vs. N CAROLINA (24 - 10) - 3/22/2013, 7:20 PM
Top Trends for this game.
VILLANOVA is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) on Friday nights over the last 3 seasons.
N CAROLINA is 16-7 ATS (+8.3 Units) as a favorite this season.
N CAROLINA is 131-99 ATS (+22.1 Units) in non-conference games since 1997.
N CAROLINA is 8-1 ATS (+6.9 Units) off a loss against a conference rival over the last 2 seasons.
VILLANOVA is 20-10 ATS (+9.0 Units) in all games this season.
VILLANOVA is 20-10 ATS (+9.0 Units) in all lined games this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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OLE MISS (26 - 8) vs. WISCONSIN (23 - 11) - 3/22/2013, 12:40 PM
Top Trends for this game.
WISCONSIN is 40-24 ATS (+13.6 Units) after allowing 60 points or less over the last 3 seasons.
OLE MISS is 17-8 ATS (+8.2 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
OLE MISS is 16-6 ATS (+9.4 Units) in road games versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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NORTHWESTERN ST (23 - 8) vs. FLORIDA (26 - 7) - 3/22/2013, 7:25 PM
Top Trends for this game.
FLORIDA is 98-70 ATS (+21.0 Units) in non-conference games since 1997.
FLORIDA is 60-35 ATS (+21.5 Units) in all tournament games since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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MINNESOTA (20 - 12) vs. UCLA (25 - 9) - 3/22/2013, 9:55 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MINNESOTA is 16-29 ATS (-15.9 Units) when the total is 130 to 139.5 over the last 3 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 19-35 ATS (-19.5 Units) in road games after scoring 60 points or less since 1997.
MINNESOTA is 9-21 ATS (-14.1 Units) in road games after failing to cover the spread in 3 or more consecutive games since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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PACIFIC (22 - 12) vs. MIAMI (27 - 6) - 3/22/2013, 2:10 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MIAMI is 20-7 ATS (+12.3 Units) in all games this season.
MIAMI is 20-7 ATS (+12.3 Units) in all lined games this season.
MIAMI is 15-6 ATS (+8.4 Units) as a favorite this season.
MIAMI is 19-8 ATS (+10.2 Units) on Friday nights since 1997.
MIAMI is 12-5 ATS (+6.5 Units) after a conference game this season.
MIAMI is 11-4 ATS (+6.6 Units) off a win against a conference rival this season.
MIAMI is 17-6 ATS (+10.4 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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COLORADO (21 - 11) vs. ILLINOIS (22 - 12) - 3/22/2013, 4:40 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ILLINOIS is 20-7 ATS (+12.3 Units) in a neutral court game where the total is 120 to 129.5 since 1997.
COLORADO is 15-8 ATS (+6.2 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
ILLINOIS is 23-37 ATS (-17.7 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
ILLINOIS is 23-37 ATS (-17.7 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
ILLINOIS is 12-22 ATS (-12.2 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
ILLINOIS is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) when playing with 5 or 6 days rest over the last 2 seasons.
ILLINOIS is 12-24 ATS (-14.4 Units) after a conference game over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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Saturday, March 23

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BUTLER (27 - 8) vs. MARQUETTE (24 - 8) - 3/23/2013, 7:45 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MARQUETTE is 50-29 ATS (+18.1 Units) in road games on Saturday games since 1997.
MARQUETTE is 29-15 ATS (+12.5 Units) revenging a home loss vs opponent since 1997.
MARQUETTE is 187-145 ATS (+27.5 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.
MARQUETTE is 21-9 ATS (+11.1 Units) versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game after 15+ games over the last 3 seasons.
MARQUETTE is 29-15 ATS (+12.5 Units) versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game over the last 3 seasons.
BUTLER is 18-3 ATS (+14.7 Units) in all neutral court games over the last 3 seasons.
BUTLER is 12-3 ATS (+8.7 Units) in road games in March games over the last 3 seasons.
BUTLER is 112-84 ATS (+19.6 Units) after a non-conference game since 1997.
BUTLER is 18-3 ATS (+14.7 Units) when playing on a neutral court over the last 3 seasons.
BUTLER is 26-14 ATS (+10.6 Units) in non-conference games over the last 3 seasons.
BUTLER is 140-108 ATS (+21.2 Units) after allowing 60 points or less since 1997.
BUTLER is 19-5 ATS (+13.5 Units) in all tournament games over the last 3 seasons.
BUTLER is 19-7 ATS (+11.3 Units) in a NCAA tournament games since 1997.
BUTLER is 12-5 ATS (+6.5 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
BUTLER is 19-9 ATS (+9.1 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games over the last 3 seasons.
BUTLER is 20-9 ATS (+10.1 Units) in road games versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game over the last 3 seasons.
MARQUETTE is 2-8 ATS (-6.8 Units) after allowing 60 points or less this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
BUTLER is 1-0 against the spread versus MARQUETTE over the last 3 seasons
BUTLER is 1-0 straight up against MARQUETTE 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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COLORADO ST (26 - 8) vs. LOUISVILLE (30 - 5) - 3/23/2013, 5:15 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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MEMPHIS (31 - 4) vs. MICHIGAN ST (26 - 8) - 3/23/2013, 2:45 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MEMPHIS is 13-25 ATS (-14.5 Units) after a non-conference game over the last 3 seasons.
MEMPHIS is 13-25 ATS (-14.5 Units) in non-conference games over the last 3 seasons.
MEMPHIS is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) in road games on Saturday games this season.
MEMPHIS is 198-154 ATS (+28.6 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.
MEMPHIS is 132-84 ATS (+39.6 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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VA COMMONWEALTH (27 - 8) vs. MICHIGAN (27 - 7) - 3/23/2013, 12:15 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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WICHITA ST (27 - 8) vs. GONZAGA (32 - 2) - 3/23/2013, 8:40 PM
Top Trends for this game.
GONZAGA is 110-82 ATS (+19.8 Units) when playing with one or less days rest since 1997.
WICHITA ST is 30-15 ATS (+13.5 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 77+ points/game since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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HARVARD (20 - 9) vs. ARIZONA (26 - 7) - 3/23/2013, 6:10 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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OREGON (27 - 8) vs. SAINT LOUIS (28 - 6) - 3/23/2013, 7:10 PM
Top Trends for this game.
SAINT LOUIS is 22-10 ATS (+11.0 Units) in all games this season.
SAINT LOUIS is 22-10 ATS (+11.0 Units) in all lined games this season.
SAINT LOUIS is 21-7 ATS (+13.3 Units) as a favorite this season.
SAINT LOUIS is 9-2 ATS (+6.8 Units) in March games over the last 2 seasons.
SAINT LOUIS is 17-8 ATS (+8.2 Units) in non-conference games over the last 2 seasons.
SAINT LOUIS is 14-6 ATS (+7.4 Units) after allowing 60 points or less this season.
SAINT LOUIS is 15-6 ATS (+8.4 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
SAINT LOUIS is 12-1 ATS (+10.9 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games this season.
SAINT LOUIS is 9-2 ATS (+6.8 Units) versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game after 15+ games over the last 2 seasons.
SAINT LOUIS is 15-5 ATS (+9.5 Units) versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game over the last 2 seasons.
SAINT LOUIS is 13-28 ATS (-17.8 Units) in road games after a non-conference game since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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CALIFORNIA (21 - 11) vs. SYRACUSE (27 - 9) - 3/23/2013, 9:40 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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STANFORD (19 - 14) at ALABAMA (22 - 12) - 3/23/2013, 12:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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RIDER (19 - 14) at E CAROLINA (19 - 12) - 3/23/2013, 5:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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E KENTUCKY (25 - 9) at EVANSVILLE (19 - 14) - 3/23/2013, 1:30 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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TULANE (20 - 14) at BRADLEY (17 - 16) - 3/23/2013, 8:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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IL-CHICAGO (18 - 15) at N IOWA (19 - 14) - 3/23/2013, 8:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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CANISIUS (19 - 13) at YOUNGSTOWN ST (18 - 15) - 3/23/2013, 7:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
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AIR FORCE (18 - 13) at WEBER ST (27 - 6) - 3/23/2013, 9:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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cnotes Posts:24418 Followers:32
03/22/2013 10:20 AM

NCAAB
Top 25 Short Sheet

Friday, March 22

NCAA Tournament Betting Trends

NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Albany vs. Duke, 12:15 ET CBS
Albany: 7-0 ATS away after winning 3 of their last 4 games
Duke: 15-28 ATS off ATS wins in 2 of their last 3 games

NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Cincinnati vs. Creighton, 2:45 ET CBS
Cincinnati: 5-14 ATS off a conference game
Creighton: 8-1 ATS away off an ATS win

NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Florida Gulf Coast vs. Georgetown, 6:50 ET TBS
Florida GC: 6-0 ATS in March
Georgetown: 7-1 Under after winning 2 of their last 3 games

NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Oklahoma vs. San Diego State, 9:20 ET TBS
Oklahoma: 1-11 ATS away off BB losses
San Diego State: 8-2 Over as a favorite

NCAA Tournament, Second Round
James Madison vs. Indiana, 4:10 ET TBS
James Madison vs. Indiana, 4:10 ET TBS
James Madison: 14-5 ATS off a SU win
Indiana: 3-14 ATS off a SU loss by 10+ points as as favorite

NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Temple vs. NC State, 1:40 ET TBS
Temple: 7-1 Over as an underdog
NC State: 9-2 ATS after allowing 80+ points

NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Iona vs. Ohio State, 7:15 ET CBS
Iona: 9-21 ATS off a win by 3 points or less
Ohio State: 20-9 ATS off an Under

NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Iowa State vs. Notre Dame, 9:45 ET CBS
Iowa State: 11-3 ATS off a conference loss
Notre Dame: 7-17 ATS away after winning 2 of their last 3 games

NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Western Kentucky vs. Kansas, 9:50 ET TNT
Western Kentucky: 2-8 ATS away after having 9 or less assists
Kansas: 13-6 ATS off BB conference games

NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Villanova vs. North Carolina, 7:20 ET TNT
Villanova: 7-19 ATS after winning 2 of their last 3 games
North Carolina: 8-1 ATS off a conference loss

NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Mississippi vs. Wisconsin, 12:40 ET TRUTV
Mississippi: 12-3 Over with a total of 129.5 points or less
Wisconsin: 15-6 ATS after scoring 55 points or less

NCAA Tournament, Second Round
La Salle vs. Kansas State, 3:10 ET TRUTV
La Salle: 15-4 ATS off 3+ games being outrebounded by 6+
Kansas State: 2-10 ATS off BB Unders

NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Northwestern State vs. Florida, 7:25 ET TRUTV
Northwestern State: 10-2 Over off BB conference games
Florida: 2-8 ATS after making 45% or less of their free throw attempts

NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Minnesota vs. UCLA, 9:55 ET TRUTV
Minnesota: 9-21 ATS away off 3+ ATS losses
UCLA: 6-0 Over after having 9 or less assists

NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Pacific vs. Miami FL, 2:10 ET TNT
Pacific: 3-11 ATS away off BB wins
Miami FL: 15-6 ATS as a favorite

NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Colorado vs. Illinois, 4:40 ET TNT
Colorado: 15-5 ATS with a line of +3 to -3
Illinois: 0-6 ATS playing with 5 or 6 days rest

NIT Tournament Betting Trends

NIT Tournament, Second Round
Arizona State at Baylor, 8:00 ET ESPN2
Arizona State: 9-21 ATS off a non-conference game
Baylor: 9-2 Over off an ATS win as a favorite of 10+ points

NIT Tournament, Second Round
Stony Brook at Iowa, 9:30 ET ESPNU
Stony Brook: 5-1 ATS after winning 3 of their last 4 games
Iowa: 16-5 Under off 4+ ATS wins

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03/22/2013 10:21 AM

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Armadillo's Write-Up

Friday, March 22

Friday's games

Day games
Duke has to be concerned after losing first ACC tourney game last week to Maryland, only second time in last 11 years they lost first ACC tourney game- they went 8-8 in ACC the other year (’07) and got upset by VCU 79-77 (-7) in a 6-11 first round game, but their concern would be with Saturday’s game, not this one- Albany finished 5th in America East, the #22 league this season. Great Danes lost by 22 at Ohio State, won at Washington, and otherwise played a dismal schedule (#315 non-league/#295 overall), getting lucky they had two home games in league tourney, where they upset top seed Stony Brook after losing to them by 16-5 during season. Blue Devils lost as 2-seed to Lehigh LY; they’re 4-6 vs spread in first round games last 10 years. Over last six years, #2 seeds are 13-11 vs spread in this round. Duke beat Binghamton of America East 86-62 (-22) in this round in ’09.

Wisconsin won its last six first round games; since 2002, they’re 6-2-1 vs spread as a first round favorite. Badgers split pair of games with SEC teams this year, losing 74-56 at Florida Nov 14, then beating Arkansas 77-70 on neutral floor 10 days later- their March 3 home loss to Purdue was only one of their 11 losses that wasn’t to top 30 team. Ole Miss won last five games after a 4-6 skid had them headed to NIT; they came back from down double digits twice in SEC tourney behind two sturdy senior big men and fiery guard Henderson, who has big mouth and the game to back it up. Ole Miss is #7 in country at protecting ball- they played #333 non-league schedule, and have otherwise ordinary resume. Over last five years, underdogs are 10-6 vs spread in 5-12 games, but hard to buck tourney-tested Badgers with Ole Miss squad not used to being here. both teams played Sunday, so quick turnaround not an issue.

Temple is 1-4 in last five first round games; they're 0-3 as underdog in tourney under Dunphy; Owls have senior guard Wyatt who will take a ton of shots- they go how he goes. NC State holds opponents to 29.9% from behind arc (#19 in country); since 1989, they're 7-1 in first round, winning last four by 12-6-9-14 points. Underdogs are 18-6 vs spread in 8-9 games last six years. Wolfpack was overrated in fall, then ripped as disappointment by media that overrated them; State is 20-2 this season vs teams ranked outside top 50. Temple won seven of last eight games overall- they lost to Duke by 23, in only game vs ACC foe. Owls take a lot of 3's; Wyatt/Randall combined to shoot 32% from arc on 403 tries, not very good. State beat UMass by 18, St Bonaventure by 19 in its two games vs A-16 teams this season.

Pacific won Big West title as #2 seed last week, giving retiring Thomason going away present, as he retires after 25 years coaching his alma mater. Tigers are in NCAAs for first time since '06; they won last seven games overall, are 1-3 vs top 60 teams, losing by 20-18-28 points, with upset of St Mary's Nov 23. Big West teams are 0-7 in first round last seven years (2-5 vs spread), with five losses by 12+ points; Pacific was last Big West team to win in tourney, beating Providence in 8-9 game in '05. Miami won ACC title for first time last week, after going 2-3 in last five regular season games; they figure to have letdown here, looking ahead to facing Illinois-Colorado winner Sunday. Three of Miami's six losses are against teams ranked outside top 100; sometimes they play to level of opponent, then pull game out late. Both sides are top 10 in experience.

Creighton makes 42.1% (#1) behind arc, 56.4% (#2) inside arc, one of best offensive teams in country; Bluejays' 58-57 first round win (+1.5) over Alabama LY was their first in tournament since '02. Creighton split six games vs top 50 teams; they started year 17-1, won last five games, but went 5-6 in ugly stretch in between. Over last four years, underdogs are 13-3 vs spread in 7-10 games. Cincinnati is 2-0 in first round games under Cronin; favorites are 4-1 vs spread in his tourney games. Bearcats started season 12-0, beating Oregon/Iowa State/Xavier on neutral floors, but stumbled to 4-7 finish- they scored 55 or less points in seven of last eight losses. Cincy is strong defensive team, with #9 eFG% in country; they hold teams to 30% from arc, block 16% of opponents' shots, so is fascinating to see whether Creighton can get McDermott going inside.

LaSalle won first tourney game since 1990 Wednesday, making 11-21 on arc for an eFG% of 74.5%; they use four guards, spread court, expect its guards to make plays. Explorers are 2-2 vs top 50 teams; Villanova and VCU are best two they had beaten before Boise State win. Over last six years, #4 seeds are 14-10 vs spread in this round. Kansas State is 20-5 in its last 25 games, but they were 0-3 vs Kansas, 20-2 vs everyone else in that stretch; Weber took Frank Martin's players and ran with it- they won 65-62 at George Washington, their only game vs 1-16 foe. LaSalle scored 54-58 points in last two games, had to be thrilled just to get into play-in game, now they've got chance to duplicate VCU's run of couple years ago. Kansas City site has to favor K-State, which plays conference tourney here; Wildcats are 11-2 out of conference, with neutral court win over Florida, losses to Florida and Michigan.

James Madison is ranked lower than every team in Big Dozen, Penn St. included; Indiana is 8-0 vs teams ranked outside top 170, with all eight wins by 31+ points. JMU got off to 1-5 start this year, losing to UCLA by 30, North Dakota State by 22, but they've now won five games in a row but played 26 games in a row vs teams ranked outside top 140. #3 Indiana split its last six games, losing to Wisconsin for 12th straight time in Big Dozen tourney- worst team Hoosiers lost to this season is #53 Butler, a local rival. Over last five years, #1 seeds are 13-7 vs spread in first round games. JMU scored lot in transition vs a lousy LIU defense, won't have that luxury against Hoosiers, whose 44.0 eFG% is #18 in country. Indiana was in tourney LY for first time in five years; they won last two first round games by 13 points each.

Illinois got off to 12-0 start, with 94-64 win over USC its only game vs Pac-12 opponent; they lost 8 of 11 after that, then won five in row, but finished on 2-4 skid. Illini is 10-1 in last 11 first round games, under few coaches, with only loss as 5-seed vs Western Kentucky in '09. Over last four years, underdogs are 13-3 vs spread in 7-10 games. Young Colorado has only one senior in rotation (#311 in experience); they've won four of last six road/neutral games, are 7-4 vs top 50 teams. Buffaloes won first round game LY, upsetting UNLV; they hold teams to 32.3% behind arc, in top-third in country. Illini gets 33.6% of its points behind arc, only make 32.3% of 3's, which is why they've had droughts this year. Buffs played #55 non-league schedule, Illinois #139.

Night games
Second year in row Georgetown gets A-Sun champ in first round; A-Sun teams are 0-9 in tourney, 0-3 vs spread last three years; Florida Gulf Coast is in its sixth year of D-I ball; they went 6-5 against the #40 non-league schedule this year, with 63-51 win over Miami Nov 13, in game Durand Scott missed for 'canes. Eagles lost at Duke by 21, at VCU by 23, Iowa State by 11, but they've won 12 of last 14 games, are #48 in forcing turnovers (22.4% of time). Other than Miami, best team FGCU beat is #118 Mercer (2 of 3). Since 1990, Georgetown is 5-4 vs spread in first round, but they lost two of last three years, as 3/6 seeds. Hoyas have #6 eFG% defense in country (42.8%); other than Porter, it is a young team- when he got in foul trouble at USF, Hoyas got upset. Over last six years, #2 seeds are 13-11 vs spread in this round.

Since 1985, MAAC teams are 3-30 in non-play-in tourney games, losing last four by 8-22-6-19 points; '09 Siena was last MAAC team to win a tourney game, beating Ohio State in double OT, now Buckeyes face an Iona team that has Arizona transfer Jones at guard (23 ppg). Gaels went 6-6 vs #51 non-league schedule, 2-2 vs top 100 teams, losing at LaSalle by 14, St Joe's by 5. Iona went 1-6 in one stretch, with all six losses by 3 or less points, or in OT. Ohio State won last eight games, taking title in Big Dozen tourney; they're 5-1 in first round under Matta, covering last two years in wins by 29-19 points. Buckeyes beat Loyola in first round LY, so this is third time in last five years they've played MAAC team in first round. Iona plays fast, is chaotic and dangerous. Over last six years, #2 seeds are 13-11 vs spread in this round.

Villanova's #9 seed said they made tourney easily; I'm not sure why, but they do lead country in getting to foul line, getting 28.1% of points from charity stripe. Wildcats are young (#275 in experience), don't sub much (#236 in bench minutes); they're 4-6 vs top 50 teams, with all four wins at home. North Carolina won eight of last nine games, losing to Miami in ACC tourney finals; they've won last ten first round games, last losing in first round in '99 to Weber State, but this is first time since '04 they're lower than a 3-seed. Tar Heels are 1-7 vs top 30 teams, 23-3 vs all other teams; Villanova is #45. Over last six years, underdogs covered 18 of 24 8-9 games. UNC is #16 at not fouling so will be interesting to see if the young Wildcats can get points from line. Carolina scored 76+ points in seven of its last eight games.

Northwestern State last made tourney in '06, when they upset Iowa by point in 3-14 game (+7.5), but this Florida team is better than that Iowa club was. Demons lost by 7 at LSU, 13 at Texas A&M, 4 at Oklahoma, 18 at Arkansas; they've won 13 of last 15 games, are deep (#6 in nation in bench minutes) and lead country in scoring. Southland teams are 0-6 in non-play-in games since then (2-4 vs spread) losing by 13-24-15-9-29-12 points. Florida won/covered four of last five first round games, with only loss as 10-seed in 2010. Florida is just 5-4 in last nine games; they beat SE Louisiana of Southland 82-43 in December. Gators score well in metrics, but are 0-6 in single digit games, which means all 26 of its wins are by 10+ points. #3 seeds are 6-2 vs spread last two years, have been upset only once in six years since Northwestern St beat the Hawkeyes.

Other tournaments
Baylor shot 16-23 from arc in 112-66 win over Long Beach Wednesday; Bears won last three games with Arizona State, by 9-3-14 points. ASU lost five of last seven games overall, losing last five true road games.

Iowa won last eight home games, with seven of eight by 8+points. Stony Brook won regular season in America East; they're 1-2 vs top 100 clubs, losing to UConn by 11, Maryland by 7- they won five of last seven on the road.
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