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On 02/04/2012 10:47 AM in NCAA Basketball

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Gators & Seminoles Host Key Saturday Tilts

Their campuses are less than a three hour drive apart on a pair of interstates, as long as you don't hit a delay around the Lake City exchange. The two conferences they reside in have shared recent dominance on college gridirons and hardwood. One more matter the Florida Gators and Florida State Seminoles have in common is both face crucial hoops matchups on their home floors as part of Saturday's packed slate of games.

The similarities don't stop there. Each team has reeled off six straight wins since beginning conference play with a loss. The Gators and Seminoles will also be taking on teams directly behind them in their respective conference standings.

One final connection is both games will tip at the same time, just after lunch on the East Coast and perfect for a Bloody Mary start to the day for those lucky souls in Las Vegas or on the West Coast.

Vanderbilt at No. 12 Florida (-7, 143)
O'Connell Center, Gainesville – 1:00 p.m. (ET) CBS

Six games over the course of the next month will determine who gets the No. 1 seed for the Southeastern Conference Tournament. This is the first of two between the Commodores and Gators, with Florida making the return visit to Nashville on Feb. 28. Vandy (5-2 in SEC play) and the Gators (6-1) each have two games left against Kentucky, who is sitting pretty atop the SEC with an 8-0 mark.

The Commodores are obviously the long shot of the trio to end the regular season on top of the conference, but they can still play spoiler to either the 'Cats or Gators. It's been a very tough season for Kevin Stallings' team that was No. 7 in both preseason polls. Not having Festus Ezeli around early on was part of the team's inconsistencies, but the senior center is back now and problems have persisted.

Vanderbilt is just 2-4 against the spread the last six times out, and that includes a couple of outright losses as favorites. The 'Dores dropped a 78-77 overtime decision at home to Mississippi State as 6½-point chalk, and fell 82-74 this past Tuesday at Arkansas while laying three. The one consistency during the stretch has been cashing the 'over' in five of the last six.

Billy Donovan's Gators have also run into a tough stretch at the college basketball betting window recently, covering just three of their last seven. A lineup so dependent upon guards and outside shooting like Florida's is often prone to such, and the key to the Gators covering the NCAA odds has been hitting the three-pointers. Florida is just 1-4 ATS in the last five games the team has made 33 percent or less from beyond the arc.

Florida opened as a 7-point favorite with 143 for Saturday's total. The Gators have won the last three in this series and covered six of the last nine. Six of the last eight meetings played in Gainesville have finished 'under' the scoreboard tally.

No. 16 Virginia at No. 21 Florida State (-4, 116)
Tucker Center, Tallahassee – 1:00 p.m. (ET) ESPN3

The Seminoles were just outside of both preseason polls in 26th when the season started, but a 4-6 stretch from around Thanksgiving into early January seemed to doom the team to also-ran status and relegate FSU to an NIT invite at best.

That was before the 'Noles caught fire with six straight wins (SU & ATS) to not only put the team firmly back into the NCAA Tournament picture by pushing Florida State into a current three-way tie atop the ACC standings with Duke and North Carolina. The six wins have all come against conference foes, including the Blue Devils on their home court, and defense has been a huge factor. Leonard Hamilton's troops fell 79-59 in their ACC opener at Clemson, but have since allowed less than 61 points per game, and they've been stingy all season giving up the three-pointer, 12th-best in the country with opponents hitting just 28.3 percent.

Of course, Tony Bennett and the Virginia Cavaliers know a thing or two about defense as well. Widely regarded as the top defensive club in the ACC, the Cavs are surrendering a little more than 52 PPG on the ACC slate and rank 18th in the land by letting all foes convert on just 38.9 percent of field goal attempts.

Something will have to give between the two clubs on the betting front. In addition to their current string of covers, the Seminoles are a healthy 8-2 ATS at home this season while Virginia comes in a very strong 6-0 ATS in true road games, 8-1 ATS when you throw in neutral-court clashes.

This is the first meeting this campaign between the squads; Florida State will pay a visit to Virginia on March 1. The Seminoles have dominated the series the past six seasons and have won five straight though the Cavs have covered two of their last three trips to Tallahassee. The 'under' has also ruled FSU-Virginia clashes with seven straight games finishing below the total, and nine of the last 10.

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02/04/2012 10:50 AM

Tough College Road Tests On Super Saturday

There is a ‘Super Saturday’ in college basketball betting with five huge games on ESPN, just one day before the Super Bowl.

The major conferences are right around the halfway point in their league schedules, and this is a dangerous time to get tripped up, especially with seven of the top-10 Coaches Poll teams playing on the road.

The only top-10 team at home on Saturday is the No. 4 Missouri Tigers, and they have to face No. 8 Kansas.

No. 2 Syracuse Orange at St. John’s Red Storm
12:00 p.m. (ET) on ESPN

The Orange (22-1 straight up, 14-8 against the spread) get back center Fab Melo, who missed the last three games due to academic issues. Melo only scores 7.2 PPG, but he’s their leading rebounder (5.7) and shot-blocker (3.0). They had their only loss without him, 67-58 at Notre Dame on January 21. Scoring also dipped to 60.3 PPG the last three games (1-2 ATS), the ‘under’ 5-0 in the most recent outings.

The Red Storm (10-12 SU, 8-11 ATS) have had their own big loss this year with coach Steve Lavin out since November due to cancer treatments. This freshman dominated lineup has played better the last three games (2-1 SU, 3-0 ATS). Team scoring is way up the last four (79.3 PPG) versus the season average (67.6 PPG). That’s helped the ‘over’ go 4-0.

Syracuse has won the last six meetings against St. John’s, covering the last four.

No. 6 (tie) Baylor Bears at Oklahoma State Cowboys
1:45 p.m. (ET) on ESPN3

Baylor (20-2 SU, 7-8 ATS) has won three straight after consecutive losses to highly ranked squads, at Kansas (92-74) and home to Missouri (89-88). Covering spreads has still been difficult at 1-2 ATS in the last three and 3-6 ATS in Big 12 play.

The Cowboys (11-11 SU, 10-10 ATS) are looking for another home upset after beating then No. 2 Missouri, 79-72 as 8½-point ‘dogs on January 25. That improved their home mark to 8-2 SU (3-5 ATS). The problem in this game could be on the glass. Oklahoma State is last in the Big 12 in rebounding margin (-3.6), while Baylor is third (+5.2).

Oklahoma State got killed at Baylor (106-65) on January 14, but is 4-0 SU and ATS the last four home games against the Bears.

No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes at No. 20 Wisconsin Badgers
2:00 p.m. (ET) on ESPN

Ohio State (19-3 SU, 11-6 ATS) has seen all three of its losses come on the road. The first was at Kansas (78-67) with Jared Sullinger injured, with the latter two in the Big Ten at Indiana (74-70) and Illinois (79-74). The Buckeyes have played well since Illinois, 4-0 SU and ATS including a 79-45 blowout at Nebraska.

Wisconsin (18-5 SU, 12-8 ATS) is 7-3 SU in the conference, tied with Michigan and only a half-game behind Ohio State (7-2 SU). The Badgers have won six straight (3-3 ATS) since losing 59-41 at Michigan on January 8. The Buckeyes are easily the toughest team in this current stretch.

Wisconsin beat then No. 1 Ohio State in Madison last year (71-67), and also 65-43 the prior year when OSU was ranked No. 15.

No. 6 (tie) North Carolina Tar Heels at Maryland Terrapins
4:00 p.m. (ET) on ESPN

The Tar Heels (19-3 SU, 11-10 ATS) have won four straight games, the last three coming after losing guard Dexter Strickland (knee) for the year. They most recently failed to cover large spreads in wins versus Georgia Tech (93-81) and at Wake Forest (68-53), and depth could be an issue down the stretch.

The Terrapins (13-8 SU, 7-9-1 ATS) are 11-2 at home at the Comcast Center, but just 3-5-1 ATS. They had another marquee home matchup with Duke on January 25, losing 74-61 as 10 ½-point ‘dogs. Guard Terrell Stoglin (21.8 PPG) is the main scorer. He had 61 points the last two games versus Virginia Tech (73-69 win) and at Miami (90-86 OT loss). Both were covers.

Maryland is 3-0 SU and ATS the last three home games against North Carolina. The ‘over’ is 6-0 in the last six meetings overall.

No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats at South Carolina Gamecocks
6:00 p.m. (ET) on ESPN

The Wildcats (22-1 SU, 7-14-1 ATS) have won 14-straight games and are even covering spreads lately at 3-0 ATS in the last three. The defense has stepped up the last three games (46 PPG), with two of them on the road at Georgia (57-44) and LSU (74-50). The ‘under’ is 9-0 outside of Rupp Arena this year.

South Carolina (9-12 SU, 8-8 ATS) ranks 11th in the SEC in scoring at 63 PPG, almost 15 PPG lower than Kentucky (77.8 PPG). The Gamecocks are 1-6 SU in the conference (4-3 ATS). They’ve covered their last three and also at Kentucky on January 7, a 79-64 loss as huge 21-point ‘dogs.

The ‘under’ is 3-0 in the last three meetings between the teams in South Carolina. Kentucky won (67-58) and covered last year, but was upset (68-62) as the No. 1 team the year before.

No. 9 Murray State Racers at Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks
7:00 p.m. (ET) on ESPN3

Murray State (22-0 SU, 8-8-2 ATS) is the only undefeated team in Division I and the only top-10 team outside the six major conferences. The Racers are a perfect 10-0 SU in the Ohio Valley, but 0-5-1 ATS in their last six.

Tennessee Martin (3-21 SU, 6-13 ATS) has lost 12 straight overall, the last 11 in the conference (3-8 ATS). That include a 78-54 loss at Murray State before Christmas, failing to cover the 22 ½--point spread.

Murray State has won the last six meetings (4-2 ATS) against Tennessee-Martin overall. The ‘under’ is 6-1 in the last seven.

No. 8 Kansas Jayhawks at No. 4 Missouri Tigers
9:00 p.m. (ET) on ESPN

The Jayhawks (18-4 SU, 11-10 ATS) beat Oklahoma (84-62) at home on Wednesday after getting upset at Iowa State (72-64) on Saturday. The Iowa State game went ‘under’ the 143 ½-point total and is now 9-0 in Kansas’ road plus neutral site games this year.

The Tigers (20-2 SU, 10-6-1 ATS) have had some tough road games the last two weeks, winning at Baylor (89-88) and Texas (67-66), but losing at Oklahoma State (79-72). They’re happy to return home to Mizzou Arena where they’re a perfect 12-0 SU this season (5-2 ATS).

Kansas is 6-1 SU and 6-0-1 ATS in the last seven meetings between the teams.

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02/04/2012 10:53 AM

Kansas at Missouri

February 3, 2012

Kansas can move one step closer to a Big 12 regular-season championship when it travels to Columbia on Saturday night to take on Missouri in a crucial conference clash at 9:00 p.m. Eastern on ESPN. opened Missouri (20-2 straight up, 10-6-1 against the spread) as a three-point favorite with a total of 147 ½.

Frank Haith’s team has won all 13 of its home games, cashing tickets at a 5-3 ATS clip. The Tigers, who are tied with Baylor for second place in the Big 12, are one game back of the league-leading Jayhawks, who are 8-1 in conference play.

Missouri bounced back from a stunning loss at Oklahoma St. to beat Texas Tech and Texas on Jan. 28 and Jan. 30, respectively. The Tigers went into Austin on Monday and won a 67-66 decision over the Longhorns as one-point road favorites. The 133 combined points stayed ‘under’ the 144 ½-point total.

Michael Dixon Jr. scored a game-high 21 points, while Phil Pressey and Ricardo Ratliffe chipped in with 13 points apiece.

Kansas (18-4 SU, 11-10 ATS) is 0-2 both SU and ATS in a pair of underdog situations in neutral-site games vs. Kentucky and Duke earlier this season. The Jayhawks have posted a 4-1 SU record and a 3-2 ATS mark in five true road games.

Bill Self’s squad saw its 10-game winning streak snapped in last Saturday’s 72-64 loss at Iowa St. as a seven-point road favorite. However, KU bounced back to trounce Oklahoma by an 84-62 count Tuesday in Lawrence. The Jayhawks hooked up their backers as 17-point home ‘chalk.’

Thomas Robinson was the catalyst against the Sooners, producing 20 points, 17 rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocked shots. Tyshawn Taylor scored 21 points and dished out six assists.

Robinson is a top candidate for National Player of the Year honors, averaging 17.6 points and 12.0 rebounds per game. Taylor has been inconsistent at times, committing too many turnovers for Self’s taste, but he’s tough to defend when playing at his best. Taylor is averaging 16.7 points and 5.3 assists per game.

All five Missouri starters are scoring in double figures led by Marcus Denmon, who is scoring at a 17.1 PPG clip. The Tigers like to press and have some of the nation’s best overall quickness. The only glaring weakness is a lack of depth, as Haith employs just a seven-man rotation.

The ‘under’ is 14-7 overall for KU, while the ‘over’ is 9-8 overall for Missouri, 4-4 in its home games.

**B.E.’s Bonus Nuggets**

--UConn’s legendary head coach Jim Calhoun has taken yet another medical leave of absence from the team, the school announced Friday. At the age of 69, Calhoun is dealing with a worsening condition that causes him severe lower back pain. The Huskies host Seton Hall on Saturday. As of early Friday night, most spots had UConn listed as a seven-point favorite with a total of 125.

--With Middle Tennessee failing to cover in Thursday’s win, Manhattan is now all along atop of the national ATS rankings with its 17-5 spread record. The Jaspers host Iona on Saturday with sole possession of first place in the MAAC standings on the line. The Gaels are 2 ½-point road favorites with the total set at 144.

--Most offshore books opened Florida as a 6 ½-point favorite for Saturday’s home game versus Vanderbilt. The total was 145 ½ on the send-out. The Gators failed to take the money in Thursday’s home win over South Carolina as double-digit favorites, while the Commodores are looking to bounce back from Tuesday’s loss at Arkansas.

--San Jose State’s Keith Shamburger is ‘questionable’ for Saturday’s home game versus Hawaii. Shamburger averages 13.6 points and 4.9 assists per game.

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02/04/2012 10:55 AM

No. 8 Kansas visits No. 4 Missouri Saturday



Tip-off: Saturday, 9:00 p.m. EDT
Line: Missouri -3, Total: 147.5

Two of college basketball’s best take the stage for a critical Big 12 match when No. 8 Kansas and No. 4 Missouri tip-off in Mizzou Arena.

Missouri is relentless on its home floor, going 12-0 SU (5-2 ATS) and outscoring these visitors by 25.7 PPG. And this isn’t all against cupcakes, as the Tigers have won their four Big 12 home games by an average of 20.3 PPG. They are also 11-6 ATS overall and 6-3 ATS in conference play. However, Missouri has lost five consecutive games to the Jayhawks, and 10 out of 11, going 2-7-2 ATS in this stretch.

Who will get the victory in this Big 12 marquee matchup on Saturday night? Check out the College Basketball Weekday 6-Pack for picks covering all the big games in college basketball each week.

Bill Self’s Kansas squad is top-heavy with two elite scorers in 6-foot-10 forward Thomas Robinson (17.6 PPG, 12.0 RPG) and Tyshawn Taylor (16.7 PPG, 5.3 APG). Robinson grabs over five more rebounds per game than any Missouri player. He showed his potential to take over a game against a smaller team going 9-of-12 from the field for 20 points and 17 boards in the Jayhawks’ 84-62 win over Oklahoma on Wednesday. Taylor is a strong passer, and he and Robinson play a good two-man game. He has performed particularly well as of late with 20.8 PPG in his past five, averaging 2.4 threes per game in that span. Travis Releford (9.8 PPG) and Elijah Johnson (9.1 PPG) are also important contributors to this team as complementary scoring options. Joining Robinson in the paint, 7-foot center Jeff Withey’s (8.5 PPG, 5.9 RPG) size could prove daunting for the Tigers as well. The FoxSheets provide another trend supporting the Jayhawks:

Play On - Road teams where the line is +3 to -3 (KANSAS) - average 3PT shooting team (32-36.5%) against an average 3PT defense (32-36.5%) after 15+ games, after a game where a team made 55% of their shots or better. (89-45 since 1997.) (66.4%, +39.5 units. Rating = 2*).

At 6-foot-3, Marcus Denmon (17.1 PPG, 5.3 RPG) leads the strong Missouri exterior attack with 2.6 threes per game. He is just one of five Tigers, however, who average double-digit points. Kim English (14.1 PPG, 2.4 threes) joins him on the outside where he is among the most precise shooters in the nation, with a 49.5% rate from beyond the arc. His efficiency does not compare, however, to that of Ricardo Ratliffe (14.7 PPG) on the inside, who seemingly never misses. He makes shots at an absurd 75.1% clip, utilizing his 6-foot-8 frame effectively in the paint. He may have trouble though, against a body such as Robinson who is larger and more physical. Michael Dixon (12.1 PPG) and Phil Pressey (10.0 PPG, 6.0 APG) round out the Tigers’ double-digit scorers, with Pressey controlling the rock on offense. The FoxSheets provide another trend backing the Tigers:

MISSOURI is 10-2 ATS (83.3%, +7.8 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season. The average score was MISSOURI 80.3, OPPONENT 64.1 - (Rating = 2*).

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02/04/2012 10:57 AM

No. 12 Florida looks to tame No. 25 Vandy



Tip-Off: Saturday, 1:00 p.m. EDT
Line: Florida -7, Total: 145.5

No. 12 Florida aims for a seventh straight victory when it entertains No. 25 Vanderbilt Saturday afternoon in Gainesville.

Vandy is 12-3 ATS in road games over the past two seasons but hasn’t been treated kindly in Gainesville, going 2-12 SU there since 1998. And despite Vandy's respectable 6-8 ATS mark in these games, only one of the 12 defeats was by fewer than eight points.

Will the Gators be able to win big again on Saturday? Connect to the College Basketball Weekday 6-Pack for picks covering all the big games in college basketball each week.

The Commodores offense has been pretty good this season, as their 74.6 PPG and 46.9% FG both rank third in the conference. They also shoot 39.8% from three-point range. Vanderbilt is paced by seniors John Jenkins (SEC-leading 19.9 PPG) and Jeffery Taylor (17.4 PPG, 3rd in SEC). Jenkins averaged 18.0 PPG in three meetings against the Gators last year, and Taylor has scored at least 17 points in five straight contests. Seniors Lance Goulbourne (9.6 PPG, 7.0 RPG) and Festus Ezeli (9.0 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 2.2 BPG) provide the muscle inside. The FoxSheets provide another trend siding with the Commodores:

VANDERBILT is 11-2 ATS (+8.8 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons. The average score was VANDERBILT 70.5, OPPONENT 68.8 - (Rating = 2*).

The Gators beat the Commodores three times last year behind 18.7 PPG from Kenny Boynton. Florida has not only beaten its past six SEC foes by an average of 12.0 PPG, but the Gators have also won 10 of their 12 home games by at least a dozen points. Overall, they have reeled off 18 straight victories at the O’Connell Center. Florida won a hard-fought game, 74-66 over South Carolina on Thursday, as Boynton had a game-high 24 points. Freshman Bradley Beal had 17 points and 11 rebounds in the victory, while Erving Walker chipped in with 14 points and dished out seven assists. The FoxSheets provide another trend backing the Gators:

VANDERBILT is 2-11 ATS (18.1%, -10.1 Units) vs. teams who are called for 3+ less fouls/game than their opponents over the last 3 seasons. The average score was VANDERBILT 69.7, OPPONENT 68.8 - (Rating = 2*).

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02/04/2012 10:58 AM

Maryland hosts No. 5 UNC on Saturday



Tip-off: Saturday, 4:00 p.m. EDT
Line: North Carolina -13, Total: 150.5

No. 5 North Carolina heads to the Comcast Center as heavy favorites to take on Maryland for the first time without Gary Williams since 1989.

The Terrapins have lost four of their past five games. UNC leads the nation with 84.1 PPG on offense, but it is 2-8 ATS (3-7 SU) in its past 10 trips to College Park. And in the past six meetings overall, the Tar Heels are just 1-5 ATS (2-4 SU).

Can struggling Maryland find a way to keep the final score close? Check out the College Basketball Weekday 6-Pack for picks covering all the big games in college basketball each week.

North Carolina has more scoring options than Roy Williams knows what to do with, but the team has stalled a bit over the past five games with just 74.8 PPG. The Tar Heels are led by small forward Harrison Barnes (17.3 PPG) who can take opponents off the dribble, and can also stroke it from deep, where he averages 1.3 threes per game. The biggest test for any Tar Heel opponent, however, is defending against their giants in the paint, Tyler Zeller (15.0 PPG, 9.7 RPG) and John Henson (14.2 PPG, 10.0 RPG). Both average above 50% from the field and dominate the boards in every game. Henson is also a beast on the defensive end where he swats away 3.3 BPG. With Kendall Marshall (9.5 APG) feeding those three the ball, North Carolina is dynamic on the offensive end. The FoxSheets provide another trend backing the Tar Heels:

Play On - Road favorites of 10 to 19.5 points (NORTH CAROLINA) - after allowing 60 points or less against opponent after scoring 25 points or less in the first half last game. (48-23 over the last 5 seasons.) (67.6%, +22.7 units. Rating = 2*).

The Terrapins have proven that they can handle the lines in ACC play so far this year (4-2-1 ATS) and have turned up their offense in their past two games, averaging 79.5 PPG in ATS wins over both Virginia Tech and Miami. Maryland’s offense has been the Terrell Stoglin (21.8 PPG) show this year. He has not shown any signs of slowing down, with 30.5 PPG in the team’s back-to-back ATS wins entering play on Saturday night. Sean Mosley (10.1 PPG) is the team’s second-leading scorer and averages 1.2 three-pointers per game. Alex Len, who finally looked healthy again playing 31 minutes against Miami, will be a big factor offensively and defensively in the post for the Terrapins. At 7-foot-1, he is one of the few people in the country who can match up with either Henson or Zeller. The FoxSheets have a three-star trend siding with the Terps:

Play Against - Favorites of 10 or more points (NORTH CAROLINA) - off 2 consecutive wins by 10 points or more against conference rivals, top level team, winning 80% or more of their games on the season. (113-59 over the last 5 seasons.) (65.7%, +48.1 units. Rating = 3*).

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02/04/2012 11:01 AM

Marquette-Notre Dame clash Saturday in South Bend


at NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH (14-8, 6-3 Big East)

Tip-Off: Saturday, 1:00 p.m. EDT
Line: Marquette -1, Total: 130

No. 15 Marquette looks to secure a firm hold on second place in the Big East when it travels to South Bend to take on surging Notre Dame on Saturday afternoon.

Marquette has rattled off seven consecutive SU wins after a rough 1-2 start in Big East play, and boasts an impressive 7-3 ATS record in conference games. The Golden Eagles have made a bad habit of falling behind early in games—down at halftime in four of their past seven wins, including first-half deficits of 16 and 18 against Louisville and Villanova, respectively—but playing exceptional ball in the second half to grind down opponents. The Irish experienced no letdown after handing Syracuse its first loss of the season, picking up two impressive road wins (SU and ATS) at Seton Hall and Connecticut.

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Marquette is beginning to distance itself from the rest of the pack in the Big East, posting a perfect 4-0 ATS mark in conference road games this season. The Golden Eagles are probably the only team with any legitimate chance—albeit small—of catching Syracuse for the regular season conference crown. They haven’t lost since dropping back-to-back road games to Georgetown and the Orange, led by the two-headed monster of seniors Darius Johnson-Odom (18.3 PPG—3rd in Big East) and Jae Crowder (16.6 PPG, 7.6 RPG). The tandem might be the best inside-outside combination in the conference, and Crowder is a matchup nightmare for opposing big men, shooting 39% from three-point range. At 6-feet-6-inches, Crowder is not the prototypical big man, but he is built like a truck and does a terrific job of outmuscling oversized opponents on the glass. Crowder’s partner in the paint—sophomore Davante Gardner (9.8 PPG, 5.4 RPG) is questionable for this game with a knee sprain that sidelined him for the Golden Eagles’ 66-59 win over Seton Hall on Tuesday night. The FoxSheets provide another trend siding with the Golden Eagles:

Play Against - Home teams where the line is +3 to -3 (NOTRE DAME) - after 4 straight games where both teams score 70 points or less. (104-58 over the last 5 seasons.) (64.2%, +40.2 units. Rating = 2*).

The Irish are flying high during their current three-game winning streak, but they have not scored more than 67 points in any of the three victories, and have scored in the 60s just twice in their last six games. Instead, the Irish play solid defense and grind opponents down with long possessions, draining timely baskets. Sophomore guards Eric Atkins (12.9 PPG) and Jerian Grant (12.7 PPG) lead the Irish backcourt, but they will need a big game from 6-foot-9 forward Jack Cooley (10.7 PPG, 8.4 RPG) inside against Crowder and the rest of Marquette’s physical lineup. Cooley had a workmanlike performance in the 50-48 win at UConn on Sunday, grabbing seven rebounds to go along with eight points (4-of-6 FG) against the Huskies’ large front line. The FoxSheets provide another trend backing the Irish:

NOTRE DAME is 15-5 ATS (75.0%, +9.5 Units) versus very good teams - outscoring their opponents by 8+ points/game after 15+ games over the last 3 seasons. The average score was NOTRE DAME 69.1, OPPONENT 66.4 - (Rating = 1*).

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02/04/2012 11:03 AM

All-Stars Involved In Saturday NBA Betting

The NBA announced the starters on Thursday that fans voted in for the 2011 NBA All-Star Game to be played at Orlando's Amway Center. Most of the names aren't all that surprising, and with 13 games on Saturday's docket, we will have a shot to engage in NBA betting action with almost all of the All-Stars being on the court over the course of the night.

It shouldn't be a shock that the Los Angeles Lakers are well-represented on the All-Star team. Kobe Bryant is an all-star for the 14th time in his career, and he is going to be joined by teammate Andrew Bynum.

These two men in purple and gold have a tough task ahead of them on Saturday night though, as they have to take on the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. The Jazz might not have all that many stars to showcase, but they are winning as a team. Utah is 10-4 straight up and 9-5 against the spread at home, numbers which are dominant in comparison to the 2-7 SU and ATS marks that the Lakers have on the road.

Los Angeles and Utah tip-off at 9:00 p.m. (ET) on Saturday.

The Lakers have owned Tinseltown for quite some time, but this year, they most certainly have some company on the hardwood. The Los Angeles Clippers have a pair of players that will be starting in the All-Star Game in Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, who has been a fantastic addition to the Clip Joint, and the team is still on a roll.

Los Angeles proved that it had the goods to win road games, doing so for the first time in Utah since 2003 earlier this week. The Clippers are back on the road on Saturday at the lowly Washington Wizards in a 7:00 (ET) tip.

The last Western Conference All-Star is Kevin Durant, and his Oklahoma City Thunder have a challenge on their hands at the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night.

San Antonio might have lost the first game between these two this year 108-96, but it had been dominating this series up to that point. The Spurs were 7-0 SU and 6-1 ATS in the previous seven meetings of these potential playoff combatants. Oklahoma City has the best record in the league though at 17-4, so don’t expect to see the visitors back down in this 8:30 (ET) duel even though San Antonio is 12-1 SU and 9-4 ATS at home.

In the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat have two reps in the All-Star Game in the form of Dwyane Wade and LeBron James. Miami is off on Saturday.

Perhaps the biggest shock of the All-Star voting came when Carmelo Anthony was put on the team. He has been wildly inconsistent all season, and is playing on a New York Knicks team that is vastly underachieving. The Knicks play host to the New Jersey Nets on Saturday at 7:30 (ET).

New Jersey is hoping to snap a streak of eight straight ATS losses on Saturdays in this matchup, and the time might be just right against a New York squad that is only 3-11 ATS in its last 14 home games.

Not a shock is seeing Dwight Howard and Derrick Rose voted in as starters for the All-Star Game. These two could be teammates by the end of the year, as the Orlando Magic are clearly going to be shopping Howard on the trade market. Chicago is one of the teams that has the assets to get the deal done.

Howard's Magic are going to have an interesting Saturday, as they have to travel in from Cincinnati to reach their game against the Indiana Pacers in a poorly scheduled game on the eve of the Super Bowl in Indianapolis. The tip is set for 7:00 (ET), and coverage can be found on NBA TV.

Chicago is on the road Saturday as well with a trip to face the Milwaukee Bucks, who have suddenly become world beaters after taking down the Heat for the second time this year last week. This one from Bradley Center gets started at 8:30 (ET).

The other 7:00 (ET) tip time pits the Atlanta Hawks against the Philadelphia 76ers in a battle of two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.

At 7:30 (ET), the Detroit Pistons host the New Orleans Hornets in a battle of two of the worst teams in the league, while the Dallas Mavericks hope to stay hot when they head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Houston Rockets take on the Minnesota Timberwolves in an 8:00 (ET) showdown, while the Charlotte Bobcats and Phoenix Suns get it on at 9:00 (ET).

The night wraps up with the Golden State Warriors at the Sacramento Kings and the Denver Nuggets taking on the Portland Trail Blazers. Both games are 10:00 (ET) start times.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:34878 Followers:38
02/04/2012 11:40 AM

Saturday, February 4

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Seton Hall - 12:00 PM ET Connecticut -8.5 500
Connecticut - Over 126 500

Syracuse - 12:00 PM ET Syracuse -13.5 500
St. John's - Over 137 500

Detroit - 12:00 PM ET Detroit +3.5 500
Butler - Under 134 500

La Salle - 12:00 PM ET St. Joseph's -2 500
St. Joseph's - Over 141.5 500

Virginia - 1:00 PM ET Florida St. -5 500
Florida St. - Over 119 500

Xavier - 1:00 PM ET Xavier +5 500
Memphis - Under 139.5 500

Charlotte - 1:00 PM ET Charlotte -3.5 500
Fordham -

Boston College - 1:00 PM ET Boston College +9 500
Georgia Tech - Over 122.5 500

Marquette - 1:00 PM ET Marquette -2 500
Notre Dame - Under 128 500

Vanderbilt - 1:00 PM ET Florida -6 500
Florida - Under 145 500

Wake Forest - 1:00 PM ET Wake Forest +13.5 500
N.C. State - Over 141.5 500

IUPU - Ft. Wayne - 1:00 PM ET Indiana - Purdue -6.5 500
Indiana - Purdue - Under 145.5 500

Baylor - 1:45 PM ET Baylor -6.5 500
Oklahoma St. - Over 140.5 500

Arkansas - 1:45 PM ET Louisiana State -4.5 500
Louisiana State - Over 136 500

Georgia Southern - 2:00 PM ET Western Carolina -6 500
Western Carolina -

Wis.-Milwaukee - 2:00 PM ET Green Bay -1.5 500
Green Bay - Over 125 500

Charleston - 2:00 PM ET Appalachian St. +1 500
Appalachian St. - Over 135.5 500

Ohio St. - 2:00 PM ET Ohio St. -3.5 500
Wisconsin - Over 116 500

Delaware - 2:00 PM ET James Madison -4 500
James Madison - Under 137.5 500

Samford - 2:00 PM ET Samford +11 500
Wofford -

Temple - 2:00 PM ET Rhode Island +8.5 500
Rhode Island - Over 143 500

Central Michigan - 2:00 PM ET ( Ohio -14 500 GOM )
Ohio -

NC-Greensboro - 3:00 PM ET NC-Greensboro +6.5 500
Furman -

Penn St. - 3:00 PM ET Penn St. +6.5 500
Iowa - Under 136 500

Central Florida - 3:00 PM ET Central Florida -3.5 500
Southern Methodist - Over 117.5 500

Arizona - 3:00 PM ET Stanford -3.5 500
Stanford - Over 129.5 500

Evansville - 3:05 PM ET Evansville -2 500
Southern Illinois - Under 141.5 500

New Mexico - 4:00 PM ET Boise St. +7.5 500
Boise St. -

Chattanooga - 4:00 PM ET Davidson -16 500
Davidson - Over 150.5 500

Auburn - 4:00 PM ET Auburn +12 500
Mississippi St. - Over 128.5 500

North Carolina - 4:00 PM ET Maryland +11.5 500
Maryland -

Georgia St - 4:00 PM ET Georgia St -3 500
Hofstra - Over 126.5 500

UNLV - 4:00 PM ET Wyoming +3.5 500
Wyoming - Under 125.5 500

Miami (OH) - 4:00 PM ET Ball St. -7 500
Ball St. - Over 120 500

Texas A&M - 4:00 PM ET Kansas St. -11.5 500
Kansas St. -

Clemson - 4:00 PM ET Clemson +3 500
Virginia Tech -

Rutgers - 4:00 PM ET Rutgers +10.5 500
Louisville - Over 127 500

Middle Tennessee St. - 4:00 PM ET Denver -2.5 500
Denver - Over 125 500

Old Dominion - 5:00 PM ET George Mason -5 500
George Mason -

Oregon St. - 5:00 PM ET Oregon St. -13 500
Utah -

UCLA - 5:00 PM ET UCLA -3 500
Washington St. -

Rice - 5:00 PM ET Rice +3.5 500
East Carolina - Under 139 500

Creighton - 5:00 PM ET Creighton -1.5 500
Northern Iowa -

Air Force - 5:00 PM ET Colorado St. -8 500
Colorado St. -

Arizona St. - 5:00 PM ET (California -18.5 500 GOM)
California -

Dayton - 5:00 PM ET Dayton +12 500
Saint Louis -

Tennessee Tech - 5:30 PM ET Jacksonville St. +2.5 500
Jacksonville St. -

Kentucky - 6:00 PM ET Kentucky -12 500
South Carolina -

Pennsylvania - 6:00 PM ET Pennsylvania -7 500
Brown -

Iowa St. - 6:00 PM ET Oklahoma -2 500
Oklahoma -

Northern Illinois - 6:00 PM ET Northern Illinois +15.5 500
Bowling Green -

Check Back later for the other 3 GOM....2 College and 1 NBA

Good Luck !

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:34878 Followers:38
02/04/2012 11:52 AM

Saturday, February 4

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Pittsburgh - 1:00 PM ET Boston -145 500
Boston - Under 5.5 500

New Jersey - 1:00 PM ET Philadelphia -167 500
Philadelphia - Over 5.5 500

Washington - 2:00 PM ET Montreal -117 500
Montreal - Over 5 500

Vancouver - 3:00 PM ET Colorado +129 500
Colorado - Over 5.5 500

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs: