Last Updated: 2018-02-06
NCAAB – TRENDS OF THE DAY
In the midst of the new Polls’ rankings, Tuesday comes with 26 total duels on the menu and you can check every single one of them here. This is a pretty big number of matches for Tuesday, but the things are heating up as March comes closer and closer. When it comes to Week 14 rankings, top three teams remained on last week’s spots while last week’s No. 4 Duke, dropped five spots after the upset letdown against St. John’s on Saturday. On the other side, Texas Tech and Auburn continued to climb up and now they find themselves at No. 7 and No. 8 spots. Let’s take a look at the ones that we picked. Today, we even have one H2H matchup between ranked squads, but let’s not make anyone feel neglected.
Here are a couple of most interesting duels today: Xavier (21-3) at Butler (17-7), Michigan (19-6) at Northwestern (14-10), Tennessee (17-5) at Kentucky (17-6), Central Florida (14-8) at Cincinnati (21-2), Georgetown (13-9) at Providence (15-8), Wichita St. (17-5) at Memphis (14-9), Michigan St. (22-3) at Iowa (12-13) and TCU (16-7) at Kansas (18-5).
- The Horned Frogs are 9-2 in their last 11 games following an ATS loss.
The TCU Horned Frogs got edged by Texas Tech both ATS and straight up on Saturday, and the history suggests that they like to bounce right back. When we add the fact that they’re squaring off with Kansas Jayhawks who are 1-5 ATS in last six home games into the equation, TCU’s ATS win becomes a mismatch.
- The Hoyas are 7-1 in their last eight games following a straight up loss.
The ATS line in the matchup between the Georgetown Hoyas and Providence Friars favors the host at 7.5 which is by our opinion a bit too high, considering the fact that these two teams are pretty equal when it comes to the combination of roster strength and current form. The Friars are also 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games, making the Hoyas ATS win even more probable.
- The Knights are 7-2 in their last nine games following a straight up loss.
Putting aside the Central Florida Knights’ tendency to bounce right back after a defeat, the fact that the ATS line here favors Cincinnati at 15.5, combined with the acknowledgment that the road team is 6-2 ATS in last eight meetings between these two foes, makes us go the Knights’ way in ATS segment.
- The Musketeers are 7-0 ATS in their last seven games after allowing more than 90 points in their previous game.
In the matchup between Xavier and Butler, the edge goes to the hosts, the Musketeers because the Bulldogs are 3-12-1 ATS in last 16 duels against Xavier, and 2-7 ATS in last nine home matchups against this opponent.
- Over is 10-2 in Hawkeyes last 12 overall.
Today we’ll start our Totals list with a game that possesses a strong high-scoring potential. The Michigan St. Spartans are 9-4 in Over in last 13 games following a straight up win, while the Hawkeyes also stands at 6-1 in Over in last seven home games. Go Over.
- Under is 7-1 in Tigers last eight home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
The matchup between The Wichita St. Shockers and Memphis Tigers is what we like to call a “Bulls-eye”. It’s the situation when two teams with same tendencies lock horns. The Shockers are 6-1 in Under in last seven road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Under is 21-5 in Volunteers last 26 games after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game.
As usual, we pick Totals in the matchups between top-25 ranked teams and in the duel between Tennessee and Kentucky, we’ll give the advantage to Under. Besides aforementioned trend, the Wildcats on the other side are 12-3-1 in last 16 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Under is 7-1 in Wildcats last eight games following an ATS win.
Considering the fact that the matchup between Michigan and Northwestern should be a very close one when it comes to the final result, the best thing to do here is to go Under as game holds a strong low-scoring potential.
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