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St Louis -2 over VCU: Well they say defense wins championships and that's where the Billikens have the biggest edge in this game, especially of late. In their last 10 games the Billikens have not allowed more that 62 points during regulation in any game, while allowing an average of 56.4 ppg over that stretch. The Rams come in having no such luck at that department as they have allowed 76.8 ppg in their last 4 games, while also allowing 68.9 ppg on the road, compared to the average of 62.9 that St Louis allows away from home. VCU does get the edge on offense, but the Billikens have been pretty good at that end of the floor as well this year. St Louis has averaged 68.9 ppg on the year, including 72.3 ppg in their last 3 games and they did hang up 76 points on VCU earlier in the year. St Louis won by 14 in that earlier meeting and really nothing makes be think that they can't win this one by at least 7, especially will how well their defense is playing.
Florida/ Ole Miss Over 135.5: The Gators don't really play at a high tempo, but they will when are faced with another team that does and the Rebels certainly fall into that category as they are 13th in the nation in pace. The Gators average 71.9 ppg on the year and they have the 5th best efficient offense in the nation. Ole Miss is 64th in defensive efficiency, but they still have allowed 67.4 ppg overall and 71.9 ppg when playing away from home. The Rebels on offense are 29th in efficiency, while they average 78.2 ppg and they could be going up against a tired defense of the Gators. Yes Florida has played lockdown defense this year, but this is their 3rd game in 3 days and the legs may not just be there to full keep pace with the fast paced Ole Miss squad. This should be a good game and we should also get the added advantage of having a foul fest at the end of the game, as the Rebels could be down 7-10 near the end and knowing they probably have to win t get in the big dance they will play till the final whistle. I look for this one in the 140's.