NCAAB – TRENDS OF THE DAY
The finale of week 13 in the NCAA Division I basketball is nearing as the biggest number of matchups find itself on the menu today. We’ve managed to identify exactly eight by our opinion, most telling and most significant trends that will help you to go through the first day of the weekend as a winner. If you want to get some on action on today’s showdowns, you can do it here at DSI Sportsbook. Also, an interesting fact is that even though there are 100+ duels on the schedule today, there are no H2H matchups between top-25 ranked teams.
Here are a couple of most interesting duels today: Arizona (19-4) at Washington (16-6), BYU (18-6) at Gonzaga (20-4), St. Mary’s (22-2) at San Diego (15-8), Oklahoma (16-5) at Texas (14-8), Georgetown (13-8) at Xavier (20-3), Kansas State (16-6) at West Virginia (16-6), Alabama (14-8) at Florida (15-7) and Virginia (21-1) at Syracuse (15-7).
- The Hoyas are 6-1 in their last seven games following a straight up loss.
The ATS line in the duel between Xavier Musketeers and Georgetown Hoyas favors the home team at 14.5 which is a bit too high against solid Georgetown squad. The fact that the road team is 5-1 ATS in last six meetings between these two foes goes in favor of Hoyas’ ATS win.
- The Longhorns are 6-1 in their last seven games overall.
The Texas Longhorns have the edge over the Oklahoma Sooners according to both teams’ tendencies and we’re going to respect that even though the ATS line favors the Longhorns at 2.5. The Sooners are 0-4 ATS in last four road games and 1-5 ATS in last six games overall.
- The Bulldogs are 0-6 in their last six overall games.
The main reason for Gonzaga Bulldogs’ very negative ATS records recently is the fact that they are constantly being overrated when the line is being set up and that’s the case here. The BYU Cougars are the way too good team to lose the game against the Bulldogs with more than 11 points in difference. The Cougars are also 5-2 ATS in their last seven conference games.
- The Wildcats are 2-10-1 in their last 13 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Similarly, as in the previous duel, the ATS line is the main reason we’re going to the Washington Huskies ATS win over the Arizona Wildcats. This will be a very close game with a potential to go the Huskies’ way entirely, and 4.5 points advantage for the home team that is 3-0-1 ATS in last four vs. Pacific-12 is too high.
- Under is 18-7-1 in Cavaliers last 26 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
The best defense of the country, Virginia Cavaliers are squaring off with another team that has a low-scoring tendency, Syracuse Orangemen who are 5-1 in Under in last six home games, making the Under an obvious choice for us.
- Under is 13-3 in Crimson Tide last 16 games vs. Southeastern.
Another matchup between the teams that share a number of low-scoring trends will take place at Exactech Arena between Florida Gators and Alabama Crimson Tide. The Gators are 7-2 in Under in last nine games following a straight-up loss while the Crimson Tide also stands at 6-0 in Under in last six games following an ATS loss.
- Over is 6-1 in Mountaineers last seven games following a straight up loss.
The West Virginia Mountaineers continued the downfall with another straight up loss (Iowa State, 93-77) and the history suggests that the team likes to score in bunches after these kinds of games, making the showdown against the Kansas State Wildcats who are 9-4 in Over in last 13 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record, almost certain.
- Under is 13-3 in Gaels last 16 road games following three or more consecutive home games.
It looks like the St. Mary’s Gaels almost always start their road trips with defense in order as those matchups rarely go Over in Totals. Today they are squaring off with San Diego Toreros who are 11-5 in Under in last 16 home games. Go Under!