cnotes Posts:33180 Followers:38
02/18/2012 12:07 PM

Saturday’s betting tips: Georgia Tech suspends Rice Jr.

Who’s hot

NBA: San Antonio is 8-1-1 against the spread in its last 10 overall.

NBA: Memphis has covered in four of its last five meetings with Golden State.

NHL: The under is 7-0-1 in the last eight Stars-Coyotes matchups.

NHL: Pittsburgh has won seven of its last nine games in Philadelphia.

NCAAB: Louisville is 11-4 ATS in its last 14 meetings with DePaul.

NCAAB: New Mexico is 18-7-1 against the spread in its 26 overall.

Who’s not

NBA: The New Jersey Nets are 1-6 against the number in their last seven.

NBA: Portland is 0-6 against the spread in its last six meetings with Atlanta.

NHL: Minnesota has won just five of its last 27.

NHL: Calgary is 3-9 in its last 12 road games.

NCAAB: N.C. State is 5-15-1 against the spread in its last 21 home games.

NCAAB: Baylor is 8-21 against the number in its last 29 Big 12 games.

Key stat

73.4 – Missouri Tigers forward Ricardo Ratliffe leads the nation shooting 73.4 percent from the floor, which has him in the running to set a 31-year-old NCAA record set by Oregon State’s Steve Johnson, who hit 74.6 percent of his shots in 1980-81. The Tigers visit Texas A&M as 6.5-point favorites.

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers – Aldridge (ankle) was a limited participant in Friday’s practice and is listed as a game-time decision for Saturday’s matchup with Atlanta. He will give it a go at Saturday’s shootaround and evaluate his status again then. Aldridge averages 22.6 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.

Game of the day

San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Clippers (-3, 192)

Notable quotable

“Our whole team right now is starting to jel together. In the past week, this might be the biggest leap I’ve seen (this season), just in terms of guys playing basketball the way we play, especially offensively. It’s good. It’s heading in the right direction.” – Michigan senior guard Zack Novak on the Michigan Wolverines’ preparation for Saturday’s meeting with Ohio State. The Wolverines are set as 5-point home underdogs and as of Friday evening and more than 66 percent of *********** Consensus bettors were supporting the Wolverines.

Notes and tips

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have suspended junior guard Glen Rice Jr. indefinitely on Friday, but wouldn’t disclose the reason for the suspension. He will miss Saturday’s game against Virginia Tech. Rice leads the Georgia Tech averaging 13 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. The Yellow Jackets were set as 9-point underdogs as of Friday evening.

The Nashville Predators acquired defenseman Hal Gill from the Montreal Canadiens on Friday. The Predators also received a conditional 2013 draft pick, in exchange for forwards Blake Geoffrion, Robert Slaney and a 2012 second-round pick. Gill has 36 goals and 143 assists in 1,047 regular-season games. The 36-year-old also has 105 games of playoff experience. He can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. The Predators host Chicago Saturday.

Purdue kicked guard Kelsey Barlow off the team and suspended forward D.J. Byrd following an early-morning incident at a bar on Friday. Byrd allegedly assaulted a bouncer at Where Else bar near the Purdue campus and Barlow was kicked out of the bar earlier in the night. Barlow was suspended last season for conduct detrimental to the team just before last year's NCAA tournament, which led to his final dismissal from the squad. Byrd was arrested for public intoxication by Indiana State Police and spent five hours in jail. He will miss Sunday's home game against Michigan State.

The New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates have come to terms on a deal for righthander A.J. Burnett, MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal reported on Friday. The trade, which also includes a pair of prospects heading to the Yankees, will need the approval of Major League Baseball due to the money involved. It is not immediately known the identities of the prospects. Pittsburgh is expected to absorb $13-15 million of the $33 million that the 35-year-old Burnett is owed for the 2012-13 seasons. Burnett posted an 11-11 record with a 5.15 ERA in 32 starts last season. He has recorded a 34-35 mark with a 4.79 ERA since signing a five-year, $82.5 million contract prior to the 2009 campaign.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:33180 Followers:38
02/18/2012 12:08 PM

Armadillo: Saturday's six-pack

-- Knicks signed JR Smith, then went out and lost to Smith's old team, the 7-23 Hornets, 89-85. Rough first half for Jeremy Lin, turning ball over eight times. New York hosts the Mavericks Sunday.

-- 76ers led Dallas 51-37 at the half, then got outscored 45-24 in second half; both teams are now 20-11. How does an NBA team, expecially a good team, score 24 points in 24 minutes?

-- Minnesota is the only NBA team with a winning road record and a losing home record; 15-16 T'wolves won 111-98 at Houston Friday, as they beat one of Coach Adelman's former employers.

-- Miami was up 23-5 at Cleveland, won by 24; can't be lot of fun for Cavalier fans to see Lebron James come to town as the enemy.

-- Monta Ellis/Russell Westbrook both got hurt in Golden State's loss at Oklahoma City. Condensed schedule is causing lot of injuries, and even if thats not the cause, people like me will say it

-- Home teams won both Bracket Buster games, VCU by 9 over UNI and Loyola Marymount over Valparaiso by 8.


Armadillo: Saturday's List of 13: Nobody asked me, but.........

13) Felt bad the other night watching a 9-minute clip of Bruce Weber’s press conference after Illinois lost at home to Purdue; at first, I thought Weber was going to resign on the spot, but he just vented for a few minutes, obviously disappointed with where his program his headed.

Rumors are out there that it might not be his program much longer, if things don’t turn around. Illinois is a talent-rich state; while there is no doubt that Weber is a skilled tactician, there is a lot of doubt whether he can recruit well enough to stay at the top of Big Dozen standings. Got to have players to win.

12) There are two main arguments against Illinois pulling the plug on Weber after this season:
a) He’s an honest man/solid coach who has taken his team to the Final Four and........
b) Illini paid football coach Ron Zook $2.6M to go away; it would cost them $3.9M more to buy out Weber’s deal.

Might be simpler to give Weber one more year to see what he can do to salvage his program, which is 60-56 in conference play since the Final Four season in 2005. Thats not exactly horrendous, just that people get greedy and expect their team to win all the time.

11) There are 120 I-A college football teams; since West Virginia bought out of its game this fall with Florida State for $350,000, Seminoles have talked to 31 different programs, trying to replace WVU on its schedule. So far, no luck, but hard to believe someone won’t take FSU’s money to go down south and get spanked in September.

Otherwise, guess they’ll schedule a I-AA opponent, which cheats the fans out of seeing a decent game.

10) Tuesday night, Creighton had one of the greatest shooting games in college basketball history; they shot a ludicrous 77.5% (31-40) from the floor, 12-14 from the arc, only 14-20 from the foul line. Weird thing is that Bluejays lost their last three games before that, supporting the theory that says defense is more of a constant than offense.

9) Speaking of hot shooting in the MVC, Indiana State set a record last week, going 12-12 from the arc in a game; it was the most made 3’s in one game without a miss.

8) One of the newest rumors has Sacramento Kings moving into the new $450M arena they’re going to build in Seattle, where they’re also trying to lure an NHL team (Islanders?). Both Seattle/Sacramento deserve an NBA team; why not the Hornets to Seattle?

7) College baseball starts this week, which is good for me, since I have about 1,000 TV stations on DirecTV, got to catch end of the Washington-San Diego State game Friday. Nothing like the sound of a composite bat meeting the cowhide ball, or something like that.......

6) Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney bagged $265,000 in bonuses for Clemson’s season LY; he passed that money onto his assistant coaches, so they could get raises. Now that’s how to foster loyalty amongst your employees.

5) NC-Charlotte is starting up a football program, which will make them a more attractive candidate for conference expansion. 49ers haven’t been same in hoops since they bolted Conference USA for the Atlantic 14.

4) Turns out that NBA players haven’t been getting their full licensing check from the Players’ Association for the last five years; union was holding back money as a war chest for players in the event of a cancelled season this year. Now the players will be getting that money. Every player makes the same amount, by the way; Lebron James gets the same licensing check that Brian Scalabrine does.

3) From Easy Decision Department: Marlins offered Cuban OF Yoenis Cespedes $36M for six years; Oakland offered him $36M for four years. Advantage, Oakland.

2) Once Final Four is over, does that mean all these college conferences start switching teams again? I mean, there is a rumor that East Carolina and Hawai’i might wind up in the same football conference. That is just plain dumb, but only slightly dumber than San Diego State/Rutgers being conference rivals, and that’s already etched in stone.

1) Been a big month in New York for greedy bastards; Gas is up to $3.87 a gallon, they’re making smaller candy bars while charging same amount, but at least Time Warner/MSG Network settled their messy dispute, in part due to demand from New Yorkers who want to watch the Knicks, now that they're good. So of course, with MSG back on cable, the Knicks go out and lose to a 7-23 team. Maybe it was Time Warner's fault.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:33180 Followers:38
02/18/2012 12:10 PM


First Post

Notre Dame at Villanova
The Irish look to take advantage of a Villanova team that is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 Saturday games. Notre Dame is the pick (-1 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Irish favored by 6. Dunkel Pick: Notre Dame (-1 1/2). Here are all of today's early games.


Game 509-510: Louisville at DePaul (12:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Louisville 66.182; DePaul 58.948
Dunkel Line: Louisville by 7 1/2; 144
Vegas Line: Louisville by 10; 148 1/2
Dunkel Pick: DePaul (+10); Under

Game 511-512: Marquette at Connecticut (12:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Marquette 65.459; Connecticut 68.892
Dunkel Line: Connecticut by 3 1/2; 142
Vegas Line: Connecticut by 2; 137
Dunkel Pick Connecticut (-2); Over

Game 513-514: UCLA at St. John's (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: UCLA 64.377; St. John's 59.370
Dunkel Line: UCLA by 5; 133
Vegas Line: UCLA by 3; 138
Dunkel Pick: UCLA (-3); Under

Game 515-516: UNLV at New Mexico (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: UNLV 67.541; New Mexico 70.515
Dunkel Line: New Mexico by 3; 147
Vegas Line: New Mexico by 5 1/2; 141 1/2
Dunkel Pick: UNLV (+5 1/2); Over

Game 517-518: Wake Forest at Miami (FL) (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Wake Forest 55.002; Miami (FL) 67.110
Dunkel Line: Miami (FL) by 12; 139
Vegas Line: Miami (FL) by 14 1/2; 135
Dunkel Pick: Wake Forest (+14 1/2); Over

Game 519-520: Florida State at NC State (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Florida State 65.024; NC State 67.643
Dunkel Line: NC State by 2 1/2; 129
Vegas Line: NC State by 1 1/2; 133
Dunkel Pick: NC State (-1 1/2); Under

Game 521-522: Maryland at Virginia (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Maryland 57.396; Virginia 69.546
Dunkel Line: Virginia by 12; 123
Vegas Line: Virginia by 9; 119
Dunkel Pick: Virginia (-9); Over

Game 523-524: UTEP at Memphis (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: UTEP 57.475; Memphis 70.047
Dunkel Line: Memphis by 12 1/2; 128
Vegas Line: Memphis by 15; 132 1/2
Dunkel Pick: UTEP (+15); Under

Game 525-526: Tennessee at Alabama (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tennessee 62.709; Alabama 70.834
Dunkel Line: Alabama by 8; 124
Vegas Line: Alabama by 3; 119 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Alabama (-3); Over

Game 527-528: LSU at South Carolina (1:45 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LSU 63.164; South Carolina 60.417
Dunkel Line: LSU by 2 1/2; 122
Vegas Line: South Carolina by 2 1/2; 124
Dunkel Pick: LSU (+2 1/2); Under

Game 529-530: Kansas State at Baylor (1:45 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Kansas State 66.662; Baylor 72.250
Dunkel Line: Baylor by 5 1/2; 144
Vegas Line: Baylor by 7 1/2; 136 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Kansas State (+7 1/2); Over

Game 531-532: Oklahoma at Iowa State (1:45 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oklahoma 58.550; Iowa State 70.482
Dunkel Line: Iowa State by 12; 133
Vegas Line: Iowa State by 8; 139 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Iowa State (-8); Under

Game 533-534: Missouri at Texas A&M (2:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Missouri 73.086; Texas A&M 64.269
Dunkel Line: Missouri by 9; 142
Vegas Line: Missouri by 6 1/2; 130
Dunkel Pick: Missouri (-6 1/2); Over

Game 535-536: Duquesne at Temple (2:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Duquesne 58.395; Temple 68.127
Dunkel Line: Temple by 10; 141
Vegas Line: Temple by 12; 147
Dunkel Pick: Duquesne (+12); Under

Game 537-538: Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech (3:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Georgia Tech 54.127; Virginia Tech 60.876
Dunkel Line: Virginia Tech by 6 1/2; 122
Vegas Line: Virginia Tech by 9; 118
Dunkel Pick: Georgia Tech (+9); Over

Game 539-540: Arizona at Washington (3:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Arizona 65.087; Washington 69.493
Dunkel Line: Washington by 4 1/2; 135
Vegas Line: Washington by 3 1/2; 139
Dunkel Pick: Washington (-3 1/2); Under

Game 541-542: Marshall at SMU (3:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Marshall 59.479; SMU 57.254
Dunkel Line: Marshall by 2; 114
Vegas Line: Marshall by 4 1/2; 117
Dunkel Pick: SMU (+4 1/2); Under

Game 543-544: TCU at Boise State (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: TCU 54.948; Boise State 61.935
Dunkel Line: Boise State by 7; 146
Vegas Line: Boise State by 5; 141
Dunkel Pick: Boise State (-5); Over

Game 545-546: San Diego State at Air Force (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Diego State 63.962; Air Force 54.861
Dunkel Line: San Diego State by 9; 115
Vegas Line: San Diego State by 4; 119
Dunkel Pick: San Diego State (-4); Under

Game 547-548: Mississippi at Kentucky (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Mississippi 59.458; Kentucky 78.527
Dunkel Line: Kentucky by 19; 138
Vegas Line: Kentucky by 22; 133
Dunkel Pick: Mississippi (+22); Over

Game 549-550: Clemson at North Carolina (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Clemson 61.526; North Carolina 77.273
Dunkel Line: North Carolina by 16; 140
Vegas Line: North Carolina by 12 1/2; 143
Dunkel Pick: North Carolina (-12 1/2); Under

Game 551-552: Fordham at St. Louis (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Fordham 48.178; St. Louis 68.171
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 20; 129
Vegas Line: St. Louis by 21 1/2; 125
Dunkel Pick: Fordham (+21 1/2); Over

Game 553-554: St. Joseph's at George Washington (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. Joseph's 61.539; George Washington 59.713
Dunkel Line: St. Joseph's by 2; 128
Vegas Line: St. Joseph's by 3 1/2; 132
Dunkel Pick: George Washington (+3 1/2); Under

Game 555-556: Texas at Oklahoma State (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas 69.405; Oklahoma State 64.738
Dunkel Line: Texas by 4 1/2; 140
Vegas Line: Texas by 2 1/2; 135 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Texas (-2 1/2); Over

Game 557-558: Seton Hall at Cincinnati (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Seton Hall 61.561; Cincinnati 69.674
Dunkel Line: Cincinnati by 8; 136
Vegas Line: Cincinnati by 6; 129 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Cincinnati (-6); Over

Game 559-560: Rhode Island at St. Bonaventure (4:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Rhode Island 53.331; St. Bonaventure 62.606
Dunkel Line: St. Bonaventure by 9 1/2; 133
Vegas Line: St. Bonaventure by 11 1/2; 136
Dunkel Pick: Rhode Island (+11 1/2); Under

Game 561-562: UL-Lafayette at North Texas (4:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: UL-Lafayette 51.459; North Texas 61.463
Dunkel Line: North Texas by 10; 144
Vegas Line: North Texas by 6; 139 1/2
Dunkel Pick: North Texas (-6); Over

Game 563-564: Illinois at Nebraska (5:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Illinois 63.030; Nebraska 62.280
Dunkel Line: Illinois by 1; 117
Vegas Line: Illinois by 2 1/2; 121
Dunkel Pick: Nebraska (+2 1/2); Under

Game 565-566: Colorado at Utah (5:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Colorado 61.190; Utah 53.393
Dunkel Line: Colorado by 8; 119
Vegas Line: Colorado by 10 1/2; 123 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Utah (+10 1/2); Under

Game 567-568: LaSalle at Massachusetts (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LaSalle 61.441; Massachusetts 65.428
Dunkel Line: Massachusetts by 4; 147
Vegas Line: Massachusetts by 2 1/2; 140
Dunkel Pick: Massachusetts (-2 1/2); Over

Game 569-570: UL-Monroe at Denver (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: UL-Monroe 41.667; Denver 60.874
Dunkel Line: Denver by 19; 123
Vegas Line: Denver by 21; 127
Dunkel Pick: UL-Monroe (+21); Under

Game 571-572: Florida at Arkansas (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Florida 67.827; Arkansas 61.383
Dunkel Line: Florida by 6 1/2; 153
Vegas Line: Florida by 4; 146
Dunkel Pick: Florida (-4); Over

Game 573-574: Charlotte at Richmond (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Charlotte 52.506; Richmond 61.740
Dunkel Line: Richmond by 9; 132
Vegas Line: Richmond by 7; 136 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Richmond (-7); Under

Game 575-576: Cornell at Princeton (6:00 p.m. EST)
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Game 577-578: Florida Atlantic at Middle Tennessee State (6:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Florida Atlantic 51.880; Middle Tennessee State 60.190
Dunkel Line: Middle Tennessee State by 8 1/2; 133
Vegas Line: Middle Tennessee State by 10; 126 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Florida Atlantic (+10); Over

Game 579-580: Georgetown at Providence (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Georgetown 69.315; Providence 60.528
Dunkel Line: Georgetown by 9; 127
Vegas Line: Georgetown by 7; 133
Dunkel Pick: Georgetown (-7); Under

Game 581-582: Columbia at Pennsylvania (7:00 p.m. EST)
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Game 583-584: Brown at Dartmouth (7:00 p.m. EST)
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Game 585-586: Yale at Harvard (7:00 p.m. EST)
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Game 587-588: East Carolina at Central Florida (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: East Carolina 53.750; Central Florida 65.078
Dunkel Line: Central Florida by 11 1/2; 127
Vegas Line: Central Florida by 9; 133 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Central Florida (-9); Under

Game 589-590: Minnesota at Northwestern (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota 65.135; Northwestern 66.017
Dunkel Line: Northwestern by 1; 138
Vegas Line: Northwestern by 4; 135 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (+4); Over

Game 591-592: BYU at Santa Clara (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: BYU 66.133; Santa Clara 50.570
Dunkel Line: BYU by 15 1/2; 150
Vegas Line: BYU by 13; 153 1/2
Dunkel Pick: BYU (-13); Under

Game 593-594: Texas Tech at Kansas (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas Tech 52.137; Kansas 75.943
Dunkel Line: Kansas by 24; 133
Vegas Line: Kansas by 25 1/2; 127 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Texas Tech (+25 1/2); Over

Game 595-596: Mississippi State at Auburn (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Mississippi State 63.120; Auburn 58.094
Dunkel Line: Mississippi State by 5; 127
Vegas Line: Mississippi State by 2 1/2; 131 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Mississippi State (-2 1/2); Under

Game 597-598: Florida International at Arkansas State (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Florida International 51.007; Arkansas State 54.950
Dunkel Line: Arkansas State by 4; 122
Vegas Line: Arkansas State by 5 1/2; 125 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Florida International (+5 1/2); Under

Game 599-600: Western Kentucky at South Alabama (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Western Kentucky 51.381; South Alabama 56.657
Dunkel Line: South Alabama by 5 1/2; 139
Vegas Line: South Alabama by 4 1/2; 133
Dunkel Pick: South Alabama (-4 1/2); Over

Game 601-602: Gonzaga at San Francisco (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Gonzaga 66.877; San Francisco 63.035
Dunkel Line: Gonzaga by 4; 151
Vegas Line: Gonzaga by 5 1/2; 147 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Francisco (+5 1/2); Over

Game 603-604: Rice at Tulsa (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Rice 55.443; Tulsa 65.669
Dunkel Line: Tulsa by 10; 126
Vegas Line: Tulsa by 8; 130 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Tulsa (-8); Under

Game 605-606: Tulane at UAB (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tulane 54.743; UAB 60.594
Dunkel Line: UAB by 6; 108
Vegas Line: UAB by 7; 112
Dunkel Pick: Tulane (+7); Under

Game 607-608: Dayton at Xavier (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Dayton 57.723; Xavier 62.478
Dunkel Line: Xavier by 5; 147
Vegas Line: Xavier by 8; 143
Dunkel Pick: Dayton (+8); Over

Game 609-610: Arizona State at Washington State (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Arizona State 51.489; Washington State 64.630
Dunkel Line: Washington State by 13; 136
Vegas Line: Washington State by 9 1/2; 130
Dunkel Pick: Washington State (-9 1/2); Over

Game 611-612: Arkansas-Little Rock at Troy (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Arkansas-Little Rock 54.856; Troy 48.740
Dunkel Line: Arkansas-Little Rock by 6; 129
Vegas Line: Arkansas-Little Rock by 2 1/2; 138
Dunkel Pick: Arkansas-Little Rock (-2 1/2); Under

Game 613-614: Southern Mississippi at Houston (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Southern Mississippi 60.983; Houston 54.174
Dunkel Line: Southern Mississippi by 7; 145
Vegas Line: Southern Mississippi by 9 1/2; 142 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Houston (+9 1/2); Over

Game 615-616: Wyoming at Colorado State (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Wyoming 59.795; Colorado State 63.476
Dunkel Line: Colorado State by 3 1/2; 121
Vegas Line: Colorado State by 2; 125 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Colorado State (-2); Under

Game 617-618: Ohio State at Michigan (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Ohio State 75.359; Michigan 72.891
Dunkel Line: Ohio State by 2 1/2; 129
Vegas Line: Ohio State by 5 1/2; 126
Dunkel Pick: Michigan (+5 1/2); Over

Game 619-620: Notre Dame at Villanova (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Notre Dame 70.547; Villanova 64.353
Dunkel Line: Notre Dame by 6; 131
Vegas Line: Notre Dame by 1 1/2; 135
Dunkel Pick: Notre Dame (-1 1/2); Under

Game 621-622: Oregon State at California (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oregon State 59.984; California 67.807
Dunkel Line: California by 8; 157
Vegas Line: California by 10; 151
Dunkel Pick: Oregon State (+10); Over

Game 623-624: Portland at Pepperdine (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Portland 48.866; Pepperdine 49.544
Dunkel Line: Pepperdine by 1; 122
Vegas Line: Pepperdine by 3; 127
Dunkel Pick: Portland (+3); Under

Game 625-626: Western Carolina at Elon (3:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Western Carolina 45.811; Elon 50.408
Dunkel Line: Elon by 4 1/2; 139
Vegas Line: Elon by 2 1/2; 143 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Elon (-2 1/2); Under

Game 627-628: Furman at Samford (5:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Furman 47.687; Samford 52.781
Dunkel Line: Samford by 5; 133
Vegas Line: Samford by 1; 129
Dunkel Pick: Samford (-1); Over

Game 629-630: The Citadel at Chattanooga (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: The Citadel 41.022; Chattanooga 50.068
Dunkel Line: Chattanooga by 9; 133
Vegas Line: Chattanooga by 11; 138 1/2
Dunkel Pick: The Citadel (+11); Under

Game 631-632: NC Greensboro at Georgia Southern (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NC Greensboro 50.036; Georgia Southern 56.331
Dunkel Line: Georgia Southern by 6 1/2; 144
Vegas Line: Georgia Southern by 5; 140
Dunkel Pick: Georgia Southern (-5); Over

Game 633-634: Drexel at Cleveland State (11:00 a.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Drexel 61.252; Cleveland State 61.162
Dunkel Line: Even; 111
Vegas Line: Cleveland State by 3 1/2; 117
Dunkel Pick: Drexel (+3 1/2); Under

Game 635-636: Wichita State at Davidson (12:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Wichita State 67.759; Davidson 66.135
Dunkel Line: Wichita State by 1 1/2; 155
Vegas Line: Wichita State by 3; 149 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Davidson (+3); Over

Game 637-638: Tennessee Tech at Coastal Carolina (12:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tennessee Tech 47.150; Coastal Carolina 54.776
Dunkel Line: Coastal Carolina by 7 1/2; 138
Vegas Line: Coastal Carolina by 4 1/2; 144 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Coastal Carolina (-4 1/2); Under

Game 639-640: College of Charleston at Kent State (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: College of Charleston 51.186; Kent State 63.813
Dunkel Line: Kent State by 12 1/2; 147
Vegas Line: Kent State by 8; 144
Dunkel Pick: Kent State (-8); Over

Game 641-642: Liberty at Morgan State (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Liberty 50.615; Morgan State 43.113
Dunkel Line: Liberty by 7 1/2; 141
Vegas Line: Morgan State by 2; 137 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Liberty (+2); Over

Game 643-644: Stony Brook at Northeastern (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Stony Brook 52.122; Northeastern 53.766
Dunkel Line: Northeastern by 1 1/2; 117
Vegas Line: Northeastern by 3; 122
Dunkel Pick: Stony Brook (+3); Under

Game 645-646: Buffalo at South Dakota State (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Buffalo 58.632; South Dakota State 67.751
Dunkel Line: South Dakota State by 9; 143
Vegas Line: South Dakota State by 7; 146 1/2
Dunkel Pick: South Dakota State (-7); Under

Game 647-648: William & Mary at VMI (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: William & Mary 44.340; VMI 50.034
Dunkel Line: VMI by 5 1/2; 163
Vegas Line: VMI by 4; 155
Dunkel Pick: VMI (-4); Over

Game 649-650: Hampton at Delaware (2:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Hampton 49.015; Delaware 58.833
Dunkel Line: Delaware by 10; 141
Vegas Line: Delaware by 12; 137
Dunkel Pick: Hampton (+12); Over

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02/18/2012 12:12 PM

Armadillo's Write-Up

Saturday, February 18

Marquette won eight of last nine games, but road wins during run came at Providence-Villanova-DePaul, three of Big East's worst teams; Eagles are 2-0 as Big East dog, covering in losses at Georgetown/Syracuse, by 3-7 points. UConn lost five of last seven games, are still without coach Calhoun (back); Huskies are 3-2-1 as Big East home fave, 4-2 SU, with two losses by combined total of 5 points. Big East home teams are 13-8 vs spread when number is 2 or less points.

New Mexico (+7) lost 80-63 at UNLV Jan 21, turning ball over 21 times in game they trailed by just 4 at half; Lobos are 6-0 since then, winning at San Diego State last game- they won last three home games, by 33-17-10 points. UNLV is underdog for first time since beating Illinois by 16 in Chicago Dec 17; they're 2-1 as dog this year, but 2-3 SU on MWC road, with three of five games going to OT. Mountain West single digit home favorites are 3-8 against the spread.

NC State blew 20-point 2nd-half lead in Thursday's loss at Duke, while Florida State was down 9 with 1:13 left, but rallied to win 48-47 at home over Va Tech; interesting to see how teams do on quick turnaround here. Seminoles won nine of last 10 games, but didn't cover any of last five; its loss at BC in last road game is red flag. ACC home favorites of less than 5 points are 2-5 vs spread. As good a season as NC State is having, they are 1-6 vs teams ranked in top 40 (FSU is #25).

Baylor (+3.5) won 75-73 at Kansas State Jan 10, when both sides were playing better than they are now; both teams shot 50%+ in that game, with 18+ turnovers. Bears lost two of last three games, are 2-7 vs spread in last nine; they're 2-4 as Big X home favorite. Big X single digit home favorites are 12-8 against the spread. K-State lost last two games, by 11-6 points; they're 1-4 as Big X underdog, losing away games by 18-9-2-11 points, with wins at Oklahoma State/Texas Tech.

Washington (+4.5) won 69-67 at Arizona Jan 28, even though they got outscored 21-7 on foul line. Huskies won seven of last eight games, are 5-2 as Pac-12 home favorite, winning 6 of 8 home games by 8+ points. Arizona won its last five games, with three of five on road; they're 4-1 as a Pac-12 road dog, with last three conference losses all by 1 or 2 points. Pac-12 underdogs are 17-10 vs spread in games where spread is 4 or less points. Huskies' last home game; Gant is only senior who plays.

Cincinnati won three of last four games; they're 2-3 as a Big East home favorite, with three of four home wins by 8+ points. Seton Hall won its last three games, allowing 61.3 ppg, after 6-game skid that put them on bubble; Pirates are 3-7 in last 10 games vs top 100 teams, 2-3 as Big East road underdog, with only wins on Big East road at Providence/Rutgers. Pirates lost 70-53 in their visit to Cincinnati LY. Big East home favorites are 12-19 when spread is less than 7 points.

Arkansas is 5-0 at home in SEC games, 0-6 on road; they've already got home upsets over Miss State/Vanderbilt, and they also beat Michigan by hoop on this court. Florida lost two of last three games, winning its last game at undermanned Alabama; Gators are 3-2 on SEC road, with wins by 14-4-9 points, and losses at Tennessee/Kentucky. SEC home dogs of 6 or less points are 8-6 vs spread; SEC home teams are 14-6 vs spread when pointspread is 5 or less points. Florida assistant coach Pelphrey was the Arkansas head coach until he got fired last spring.

Michigan (+14) lost 64-49 at Ohio State Jan 29, shooting 35.8% from floor in game Buckeyes led by 7 with 5:00 left. Ohio State had 15-3 edge on foul line that game. Wolverines are 7-0 at home in conference games, upsetting Badgers/Spartans here- they held last four opponents to 56.8 ppg. Big Dozen home underdogs of 7 or less points are 13-7 against the spread. Ohio State won seven of last eight games, winning last three on road by 29-6-10; their road losses are at Indiana/Illinois.

Drexel won its last 14 games, but is just 2-3 vs teams ranked in top 100; they've got one senior who plays. Cleveland State lost last three games, last two by combined total of 5 points; they lost last game 86-84, after they scored 41-49 points in previous two games, so they're struggling to find their way. Vikings lost by 10 to CAA's Hofstra on neutral court in November. CAA road underdogs of 7 or less points are 4-16 against spread; Horizon home favorites are 4-9 against the spread.

Davidson is 14-2 in Southern Conference, 6-4 outside it because they've played #15 non-league schedule in country; Wildcats beat Kansas, so they're capable foe for Wichita State squad that is 13-1 in last 14 games, winning by 21 at Creighton in last road game. Missouri Valley road favorites of 5 or less points are 8-2-1 vs spread; So Con home underdogs are 6-6, but 1-5 if spread is less than 5 points. Davidson lost to Duke by 13, Vandy by 4, UMass by 8- best three teams that beat them.

Long trip for Nevada team that was in Hawai'i last week; Wolf Pack has won 19 of last 20 games after 3-3 start; they beat Washington, won on a tough Montana court, lost by only 4 at UNLV, but have to question if travel to NYC area will be issue. Iona is much more veteran team playing in weaker (#19) league (WAC is #12). WAC road underdogs are 19-11-1 vs spread, 10-7 if spread is single digits. MAAC home favorites are 2-6 against the spread out of conference.

Was all set to use St Mary's as a pick today, but they come east banged up, with defensive ace Holt out, best guard Dellavedova doubtful, so no play on Gaels, who lost two of last three games and haven't been east of Rockies this year. Murray State won last two games after finally losing for first time, but they're dominating the #25 OVC, while St Mary's is on top of #11 WCC. Murray State beat WCC's San Francisco by 3 in Alaska in November, on its way to winning the Alaskan Shootout.

Creighton snapped 3-game skid last game, shooting 78% in 88-69 win at Southern Illinois; Bluejays represent #8 MVC, while Long Beach is from #22 Big West, though they're by far best team in that conference. 49ers played the #3 non-league schedule in country, but they're 0-4 vs top 50 teams. MVC home favorites of 7 or less points are 5-8 vs spread. Big West road underdogs of less than 9 points are 9-4 against the spread. Both these teams had close calls at San Diego State back in November.

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02/18/2012 12:14 PM


Saturday, February 18

Game of the day: Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Wolverines

Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan State Wolverines (5, 126)

THE STORY: The time is now for No. 19 Michigan if it wants to stake its claim in the Big Ten race. The Wolverines, who are 14-0 at the Crisler Center, find themselves one game out of first place in the conference standings behind co-leaders Michigan State and Ohio State with five games left on their schedule.

However, the No. 6 Buckeyes – who have won six straight in this series, including a 64-49 triumph on Jan. 29 – will present the biggest challenge to Michigan’s home winning streak yet as the highest-ranked opponent the Wolverines have faced at Crisler this season.

TV: 9 p.m. ET, ESPN,

LINE: Oddsmakers had the Wolverines set as 5-point home underdogs with a 126-point total at the open.

ABOUT OHIO STATE (22-4, 10-3 Big Ten): As one of the top-scoring teams in the conference that leads the Big Ten in scoring margin (18.7) and field goal percentage (48.1), it’s not surprising the Buckeyes have lost two of the five games in which they were either held to 67 points or less or shot less than 43.1 percent from the field.

Michigan held the Buckeyes to their third-lowest point total of the season and fourth-lowest shooting percentage (42.6) in January. While standout Jared Sullinger struggled in the first meeting, sophomore Lenzelle Smith Jr. emerged with 17 points and 12 rebounds for his only career double-double.

ABOUT MICHIGAN (19-7, 9-4): The Wolverines are one of two Big Ten teams – along with Michigan State – who are undefeated at home this season. Michigan held Sullinger to 13 points in the teams’ first meeting – his low in conference play – and will likely need another strong defensive performance from 6-foot-8, 250-pound Jordan Morgan to reverse its fortunes in this contest.

In the four games since the loss to the Buckeyes last month when the Wolverines committed 13 turnovers and shot 35.8 percent from the field, Michigan has averaged only eight turnovers and shot 47.8 percent or better in three of those contests.


- Michigan has covered the number in six of its last seven meetings with Ohio State.
- Ohio State is 6-2 against the spread in its last eight.
- The under is 9-2 in Michigan's last 11 overall.


1. Ohio State has five wins in eight tries against ranked teams this season.

2. Michigan has shot better than 40 percent from the 3-point line three times in the last four games, one more than it did in its first nine conference games.

3. Sullinger and William Buford each need three rebounds to reach 600 for their careers, which would allow them to become the 18th and 19th players in school history to do so.

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02/18/2012 12:15 PM


Saturday, February 18

Mid-Major Report: Betting the BracketBusters

Last February, VCU went into its BracketBuster matchup as a 9-point road underdog against a solid Wichita State team. The Rams were on a two-game losing streak and had little chance of making the NCAA Tournament.

Head coach Shaka Smart, however, had his squad pull off a huge 68-67 upset win over the Shockers. Smart’s team was, of course, later granted an at-large play-in spot in the NCAA and pulled off the unthinkable by reaching the Final Four. If that isn't a BracketBuster, we don't know what is.

This year the quality of mid-major hoops is the highest it’s been in years and this weekend’s slate of BracketBusters provides the best of what small schools have to offer. Here’s a closer look at some of the key games.

Wichita State Shockers at Davidson Wildcats (3, 149.5)

All the mid-major talk has been about St. Mary’s, Murray State and Creighton. But the 23-4 Shockers have been the hottest small-conference team in recent weeks. Their biggest win came last week in an 89-68 road win over Creighton, which placed them in the Top 25 polls. Beating Davidson on the road will be no easy task for Wichita State. The Wildcats are 20-6 this season and have only lost once game at home (9-2 ATS at home) - a close 87-83 defeat to Vanderbilt of the SEC.

Akron Zips at Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (-4.5, 140.5)

The Summit League is one of the hidden gems of college basketball, with almost every school playing an up-tempo game. Oral Roberts has maintained a 16-1 conference record and will look to stay undefeated at home (4-8 ATS at home) against a balanced Akron team. The Zips are averaging a decent 73.4 points per game, but their leading scorer is Zeke Marshall, who is averaging just 10.5 points per game. He’s one of seven players averaging 7.5 points or more on the year for a deep Akron attack.

Nevada Wolf Pack at Iona Gaels (-7.5, 149.5)

It’s the best in the WAC against the best in the MAAC and this could be the most exciting game of the weekend. The 22-4 Wolf Pack have a veteran squad and will look to slowdown an Iona offense that is averaging 82.9 points per game - second highest in the Div. I hoops. The Gaels are 13-12 over/under but have topped the total in four of their last five contests.

St. Mary’s Gaels at Murray State Racers (N/A)

When the BracketBuster matchups were announced, this was billed as the marquee matchup, but both have had recent struggles. The Racers saw their drive to perfection end with a loss to Tennessee State, while the Gaels had double-digit losses to Gonzaga and Loyola Marymount. Key matchups will be at point guard, with St. Mary's Aussie guard Matthew Dellavedova taking on MSU’s Isaiah Canaan, that's if Dellavedova plays. As of press time, he was listed as questionable.

UT-Arlington Mavericks at Weber State Wildcats (-3.5, 147)

The main reason to watch this matchup is Damian Lillard. The senior guard leads the NCAA in scoring and is projected to go in the second round of the NBA Draft. Lillard has surpassed the 30-point mark seven times this season and will be looking to raise his stock with ESPN cameras around. He's helped over bettors cash in on a 14-9 over/under mark on the year, with the Wildcats topping the number in six of their past 10 outings.

Long Beach State 49ers at Creighton Bluejays (-4.5, 151.5)

A couple weeks ago, Creighton was seen as a lock for the NCAA Tournament, but it’s lost three of its last four outings (1-3 ATS). If Long Beach State pulls off an upset, the Bluejays will have no choice but to win the MVC to get into the Big Dance. The 49ers head into this contest on a 12-game winning streak (6-6 ATS).

Full ESPN BracketBusters schedule

Northern Iowa vs. VCU - 7:00 p.m. ET, Feb. 17, ESPN2
Valparaiso vs. LMU - 9:00 p.m. ET, Feb. 17, ESPN2
Drexel vs. Cleveland State - 11:00 a.m. ET, Feb. 18, ESPNU
Wichita State vs. Davidson - 12:00 p.m. ET, Feb. 18, ESPN or ESPN2
Buffalo vs. South Dakota State - 1:00 p.m. ET, Feb. 18, ESPNU
Akron vs. Oral Roberts - 2:00 p.m. ET, Feb. 18, ESPN or ESPN2
Drake vs. New Mexico State - 3:00 p.m. ET, Feb. 18, ESPNU
Nevada vs. Iona - 4:00 p.m. ET, Feb. 18. ESPN or ESPN2
Old Dominion vs. Missouri State - 5:00 p.m. ET, Feb. 18, ESPNU
Saint Mary's vs. Murray State - 6:00 p.m. ET, Feb. 18, ESPN or ESPN2
UNC-Asheville vs. Ohio - 7:00 p.m. ET, Feb. 18, ESPN3
UT-Arlington vs. Weber State - 8:00 p.m., Feb. 18, ESPN3
Long Beach State vs. Creighton - 10:00 p.m. ET, Feb. 18, ESPN2

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02/18/2012 12:17 PM


Saturday, February 18

What to watch: College basketball betting TV guide

Drexel Dragons at Cleveland State Vikings, 11 a.m., ESPNU (-2.5, 117)

The Vikings have been a shell of their former selves since a groin injury to swingman D’Aundray Brown. The senior was averaging 10.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game but will miss the matchup with the Dragons as he rehabs from his injury. Cleveland State is just 1-3 since Brown got hurt.

"We're missing a major part of us," Vikings coach Gary Waters told "D'Aundray is a major piece of what we're doing. He's going to be out a while, at least a week and a half, at least. If we don't get our two scorers going, we can forget about it."

Marquette Golden Eagles at Connecticut Huskies, 12 p.m., ESPN (-2, 139)

Jamil Wilson has been a beast for the Golden Eagles. The sophomore forward, starting in place of the injured Davante Gardner, has averaged 12 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists over 31 mpg since stepping into the starting lineup over the past four games. Gardner is doubtful against the Huskies, clearing the way for Wilson to continue his emergence for Marquette.

“I think we’ve just been good enough to hang in there,” Marquette coach Buzz Williams told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “We’ve been ravaged by injuries and they’ve been at the same position which has really changed the complexion of our team. But I think our guys have continued to try.”

Clemson Tigers at North Carolina Tar Heels, 4 p.m., ESPN (-13.5, 143)

Clemson may be 0-55 all-time in Chapel Hill, but the Tigers have a new secret weapon: Devin Coleman. The freshman guard is averaging just 1.6 points per game but has scored nine points in each of the past two outings – wins over Virginia and Wake Forest. In those games he is 8 of 12 from the field. Coleman was a combined 2 of 23 on the season before his scoring binge.

“That’s what our team has been missing,” Clemson coach Brad Brownell told “We’ve been missing one guy, a freshman, to make a couple shots in a game. If he’d have done that any other game, we’d have two more conference wins.”

Dayton Flyers at Xavier Musketeers, 8 p.m., CBS Sports Network (-8, 143)

Chris Mack claims to be planning drastic changes. The Xavier coach opted to close practice this week as he overhauled chunks of the team’s offense and defense in anticipation of the matchup with the Flyers, who haven’t beaten the Musketeers in Cincinnati since 1981.

“We have a lot of work to do,” Mack told “You have the opportunity to correct some things on your terms and on your team (this week.) We have some functional things we need to correct.”

Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Wolverines, 9 p.m., ESPN (5, 126)

Tim Hardaway Jr. might have his stroke back. The sophomore scored a combined 10 points on 4-of-21 shooting against Nebraska and Michigan State before exploding for 15 in a win over Illinois last weekend. Most importantly, he was 2 of 3 on 3-pointers after missing his previous nine attempts.

"It's common among great scorers that they'll go through times like this. Just like great hitters would or a quarterback will throw a bunch of interceptions all of the sudden," Michigan coach John Beilein told 107.3 WBBL. "A little slippage in a couple areas and then you try to do too much."

Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Villanova Wildcats, 9 p.m., ESPNU (1.5, 131.5)

No one knows how the Wildcats will score if Maalik Wayns is still out with an MCL strain on Saturday. Wayns averages 17.8 points and 4.5 points per game and Villanova desperately missed him in a brutal, 65-51 loss at South Florida this week. Wayns injured his left knee on Feb. 7 but there are no updates and he likely will be a game-time decision.

“The No. 1 concern for all of us is Maalik’s long-term health,” coach Jay Wright told “We will be conservative with his rehab and recovery from this setback.”

Long Beach State 49ers at Creighton Bluejays, 10 p.m., ESPN2 (-5.5, 151.5)

Antoine Young just might be the key to the Bluejays turning their season around. The team’s only senior scored 15 points against Southern Illinois this week to lead the team to an 88-69 win that saw Creighton shoot a school and Missouri Valley Conference-record 77.5 percent from the field. Just as important, Young has been giving the locker room speeches and has emerged as the team’s leader.

"I told the guys this is all about having fun," Young told "If we're not having fun with what we're doing, it's all going to sink. We've been working really hard the last couple of days in getting back to our principles."

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02/18/2012 12:17 PM


Saturday, February 18

College funds: Saturday's best NCAAB bets

Marquette Golden Eagles at Connecticut Huskies (-2, 139)

Struggling UConn needs another strong game from freshman center Andre Drummond and junior Alex Oriakhi against undersized Marquette, which has been without 6-foot-11 center Chris Otule (torn ACL) for most of the season.

The Golden Eagles will spread the Huskies out with a 4-out, 1-in motion offense to take advantage of UConn's porous perimeter defense. The Golden Eagles lead the Big East in assists (17.5) and are second in scoring (76.7).

The roles are reversed from last season when it was Buzz Williams’ team that needed a quality win to boost its NCAA Tournament chances. Darius Johnson-Odom scored nine of his 17 points in overtime and Marquette left Hartford with a 74-67 win over then-No. 14 UConn.

Oriahki had 12 points and 15 rebounds.The Golden Eagles have won nine of 10 by using their helter-skelter style to wreak havoc on opponents. Marquette, which is third in the Big East in steals (8.8), scored 25 points off 14 turnovers in Saturday’s win 95-78 win over Cincinnati.

Pick: Golden Eagles

Texas Tech Red Raiders at Kansas Jayhawks (-25.5, 127.5)

Texas Tech traveling to Allen Fieldhouse for a meeting with No. 5 Kansas is just about the most lopsided matchup possible in the Big 12. The Jayhawks, who are tied with No. 3 Missouri atop the conference, are in solid contention for their eighth straight league title.

The Red Raiders, by contrast, picked up their first Big 12 victory a week ago. Texas Tech has seven freshmen on its roster, while Kansas is much more seasoned with senior guard Tyshawn Taylor and junior big man Thomas Robinson, a national player of the year frontrunner, leading the way.

There is no doubt that Robinson is the Jayhawks’ go-to player inside, but 7-footer Jeff Withey has burst onto the scene to help create perhaps the best one-two inside punch in the country.

Withey, a redshirt junior, is averaging 20.3 points, 12.0 rebounds and 6.3 blocks over the past three games since being held scoreless in a loss at Missouri on Feb. 4. Withey has 53 blocks in conference play, which is more than twice as many as any other Big 12 player.

Pick: Jayhawks

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02/18/2012 12:20 PM


First Update

Game 651-652: Morehead State at Bowling Green (2:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Morehead State 48.045; Bowling Green 59.853
Dunkel Line: Bowling Green by 12; 124
Vegas Line: Bowling Green by 9; 119 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Bowling Green (-9); Over

Game 653-654: Akron at Oral Roberts (2:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Akron 63.277; Oral Roberts 64.036
Dunkel Line: Oral Roberts by 1; 137
Vegas Line: Oral Roberts by 4 1/2; 141 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Akron (+4 1/2); Under

Game 655-656: Niagara at Vermont (2:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Niagara 49.455; Vermont 60.540
Dunkel Line: Vermont by 11; 136
Vegas Line: Vermont by 8; 141 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Vermont (-8); Under

Game 657-658: Marist at Maine (2:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Marist 50.456; Maine 44.497
Dunkel Line: Marist by 6; 149
Vegas Line: Maine by 1; 145
Dunkel Pick: Marist (+1); Over

Game 659-660: Winthrop at Appalachian State (2:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Winthrop 47.600; Appalachian State 52.672
Dunkel Line: Appalachian State by 5; 133
Vegas Line: Appalachian State by 6; 128 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Winthrop (+6); Over

Game 661-662: Southern Illinois at Ball State (2:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Southern Illinois 50.191; Ball State 57.081
Dunkel Line: Ball State by 7; 119
Vegas Line: Ball State by 5 1/2; 125 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Ball State (-5 1/2); Under

Game 663-664: Indiana State at Butler (2:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Indiana State 56.578; Butler 63.954
Dunkel Line: Butler by 7 1/2; 121
Vegas Line: Butler by 5 1/2; 125 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Butler (-5 1/2); Under

Game 665-666: UMBC at Canisius (2:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: UMBC 36.377; Canisius 40.161
Dunkel Line: Canisius by 4; 150
Vegas Line: Canisius by 7; 146 1/2
Dunkel Pick: UMBC (+7); Over

Game 667-668: James Madison at Detroit (2:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: James Madison 50.683; Detroit 60.420
Dunkel Line: Detroit by 9 1/2; 142
Vegas Line: Detroit by 12; 146
Dunkel Pick: James Madison (+12); Under

Game 669-670: NC-Wilmington at Manhattan (2:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NC-Wilmington 46.196; Manhattan 59.760
Dunkel Line: Manhattan by 13 1/2; 145
Vegas Line: Manhattan by 11 1/2; 140
Dunkel Pick: Manhattan (-11 1/2); Over

Game 671-672: Northern Illinois at SIU-Edwardsville (2:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Northern Illinois 40.284; SIU-Edwardsville 46.886
Dunkel Line: SIU-Edwardsville by 6 1/2; 138
Vegas Line: SIU-Edwardsville by 4; 133 1/2
Dunkel Pick: SIU-Edwardsville (-4); Over

Game 673-674: Hartford at St. Peter's (2:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Hartford 41.865; St. Peter's 43.690
Dunkel Line: St. Peter's by 2; 116
Vegas Line: St. Peter's by 4 1/2; 120 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Hartford (+4 1/2); Under

Game 675-676: Eastern Michigan at WI-Green Bay (2:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Eastern Michigan 50.676; WI-Green Bay 56.863
Dunkel Line: WI-Green Bay by 6; 113
Vegas Line: WI-Green Bay by 8 1/2; 117
Dunkel Pick: Eastern Michigan (+8 1/2); Under

Game 677-678: Drake at New Mexico State (3:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Drake 57.082; New Mexico State 67.458
Dunkel Line: New Mexico State by 10 1/2; 147
Vegas Line: New Mexico State by 8 1/2; 143
Dunkel Pick: New Mexico State (-8 1/2); Over

Game 679-680: Towson at New Hampshire (3:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Towson 39.835; New Hampshire 45.492
Dunkel Line: New Hampshire by 5 1/2; 118
Vegas Line: New Hampshire by 10; 114 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Towson (+10); Over

Game 681-682: Toledo at Sam Houston State (3:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toledo 50.533; Sam Houston State 54.226
Dunkel Line: Sam Houston State by 3 1/2; 122
Vegas Line: Sam Houston State by 1; 127
Dunkel Pick: Sam Houston State (-1); Under

Game 683-684: Binghamton at Radford (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Binghamton 33.152; Radford 42.109
Dunkel Line: Radford by 9; 131
Vegas Line: Radford by 11; 125
Dunkel Pick: Binghamton (+11); Over

Game 685-686: Fairfield at WI-Milwaukee (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Fairfield 56.836; WI-Milwaukee 59.734
Dunkel Line: WI-Milwaukee by 3; 121
Vegas Line: WI-Milwaukee by 1 1/2; 124 1/2
Dunkel Pick: WI-Milwaukee (-1 1/2); Under

Game 687-688: Nevada at Iona (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Nevada 55.573; Iona 65.207
Dunkel Line: Iona by 9 1/2; 148
Vegas Line: Iona by 7; 151
Dunkel Pick: Iona (-7); Under

Game 689-690: Lamar at George Mason (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Lamar 54.472; George Mason 58.874
Dunkel Line: George Mason by 4 1/2; 148
Vegas Line: George Mason by 7 1/2; 144 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Lamar (+7 1/2); Over

Game 691-692: Siena at Hofstra (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Siena 48.186; Hofstra 55.522
Dunkel Line: Hofstra by 7 1/2; 133
Vegas Line: Hofstra by 5 1/2; 129 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Hofstra (-5 1/2); Over

Game 693-694: SE Missouri State at McNeese State (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: SE Missouri State 51.611; McNeese State 54.489
Dunkel Line: McNeese State by 3; 133
Vegas Line: McNeese State by 5 1/2; 137 1/2
Dunkel Pick: SE Missouri State (+5 1/2); Under

Game 695-696: Central Arkansas at Louisiana Tech (4:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Central Arkansas 37.229; Louisiana Tech 50.183
Dunkel Line: Louisiana Tech by 13; 162
Vegas Line: Louisiana Tech by 16; 153 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Central Arkansas (+16); Over

Game 697-698: IUPUI at Nicholls State (4:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: IUPUI 55.054; Nicholls State 45.489
Dunkel Line: IUPUI by 9 1/2; 142
Vegas Line: IUPUI by 6 1/2; 147
Dunkel Pick: IUPUI (-6 1/2); Under

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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Game 699-700: Campbell at Northwestern State (3:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Campbell 52.403; Northwestern State 50.104
Dunkel Line: Campbell by 2 1/2; 153
Vegas Line: Campbell by 1; 146
Dunkel Pick: Campbell (-1); Over

Game 701-702: Old Dominion at Missouri State (5:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Old Dominion 59.381; Missouri State 60.589
Dunkel Line: Missouri State by 1; 117
Vegas Line: Missouri State by 4 1/2; 121
Dunkel Pick: Old Dominion (+4 1/2); Under

Game 703-704: Wright State at UMKC (5:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Wright State 53.392; UMKC 54.435
Dunkel Line: UMKC by 1; 116
Vegas Line: Wright State by 1; 120
Dunkel Pick: UMKC (+1); Under

Game 705-706: Oakland at Illinois State (5:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oakland 53.557; Illinois State 61.510
Dunkel Line: Illinois State by 8; 161
Vegas Line: Illinois State by 6; 155
Dunkel Pick: Illinois State (-6); Over

Game 707-708: St. Mary's at Murray State (6:00 p.m. EST)
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Game 709-710: NC-Asheville at Ohio (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NC-Asheville 53.179; Ohio 62.691
Dunkel Line: Ohio by 9 1/2; 142
Vegas Line: Ohio by 7 1/2; 147 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Ohio (-7 1/2); Under

Game 711-712: Rider at Albany (7:00 p.m. EST)
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Game 713-714: Wofford at Charleston Southern (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Wofford 51.229; Charleston Southern 55.728
Dunkel Line: Charleston Southern by 4 1/2; 133
Vegas Line: Charleston Southern by 2; 137 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Charleston Southern (-2); Under

Game 715-716: TX-Corpus Christi at Central Michigan (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: TX-Corpus Christi 40.122; Central Michigan 46.745
Dunkel Line: Central Michigan by 6 1/2; 130
Vegas Line: Central Michigan by 10; 126 1/2
Dunkel Pick: TX-Corpus Christi (+10); Over

Game 717-718: Illinois-Chicago at Eastern Illinois (7:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Illinois-Chicago 46.829; Eastern Illinois 52.276
Dunkel Line: Eastern Illinois by 5 1/2; 125
Vegas Line: Eastern Illinois by 3 1/2; 129 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Eastern Illinois (-3 1/2); Under

Game 719-720: IPFW at Eastern Kentucky (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: IPFW 46.790; Eastern Kentucky 46.994
Dunkel Line: Even; 132
Vegas Line: Eastern Kentucky by 3 1/2; 134 1/2
Dunkel Pick: IPFW (+3 1/2); Under

Game 721-722: TX-San Antonio at Georgia State (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: TX-San Antonio 49.196; Georgia State 61.336
Dunkel Line: Georgia State by 12; 139
Vegas Line: Georgia State by 9 1/2; 132
Dunkel Pick: Georgia State (-9 1/2); Over

Game 723-724: Delaware State at Gardner-Webb (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Delaware State 50.316; Gardner-Webb 49.992
Dunkel Line: Even; 128
Vegas Line: Gardner-Webb by 2 1/2; 124
Dunkel Pick: Delaware State (+2 1/2); Over

Game 725-726: Tennessee-Martin at SE Louisiana (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tennessee-Martin 39.105; SE Louisiana 45.322
Dunkel Line: SE Louisiana by 6; 117
Vegas Line: SE Louisiana 4 1/2; 124 1/2
Dunkel Pick: SE Louisiana (-4 1/2); Under

Game 727-728: High Point at Stephen F. Austin (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: High Point 48.390; Stephen F. Austin 50.757
Dunkel Line: Stephen F. Austin by 2 1/2; 125
Vegas Line: Stephen F. Austin by 5 1/2; 120
Dunkel Pick: High Point (+5 1/2); Over

Game 729-730: Presbyterian at Jacksonville State (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Presbyterian 47.099; Jacksonville State 54.268
Dunkel Line: Jacksonville State by 7; 116
Vegas Line: Jacksonville State by 4; 122 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Jacksonville State (-4); Under

Game 731-732: Loyola-Chicago at Bradley (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Loyola-Chicago 46.737; Bradley 52.842
Dunkel Line: Bradley by 6; 119
Vegas Line: Bradley by 4; 124
Dunkel Pick: Bradley (-4); Under

Game 733-734: Texas State at South Dakota (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas State 44.849; South Dakota 49.073
Dunkel Line: South Dakota by 4; 163
Vegas Line: South Dakota by 6; 157 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Texas State (+6); Over

Game 735-736: Idaho State at Pacific (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Idaho State 43.767; Pacific 53.687
Dunkel Line: Pacific by 10; 125
Vegas Line: Pacific by 8 1/2; 129
Dunkel Pick: Pacific (-8 1/2); Under

Game 737-738: Western Michigan at North Dakota State (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Western Michigan 55.187; North Dakota State 57.042
Dunkel Line: North Dakota State by 2; 146
Vegas Line: North Dakota State by 7; 141
Dunkel Pick: Western Michigan (+7); Over

Game 739-740: TX-Arlington at Weber State (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: TX-Arlington 56.445; Weber State 56.469
Dunkel Line: Even; 151
Vegas Line: Weber State by 4; 147 1/2
Dunkel Pick: TX-Arlington (+4); Over

Game 741-742: Western Illinois at Evansville (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Western Illinois 49.728; Evansville 61.332
Dunkel Line: Evansville by 11 1/2; 118
Vegas Line: Evansville by 8 1/2; 123
Dunkel Pick: Evansville (-8 1/2); Under

Game 743-744: Youngstown State at Austin Peay (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Youngstown State 51.872; Austin Peay 54.830
Dunkel Line: Austin Peay by 3; 138
Vegas Line: Austin Peay by 1 1/2; 144 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Austin Peay (-1 1/2); Under

Game 745-746: UC-Davis at Northern Arizona (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: UC-Davis 44.837; Northern Arizona 42.068
Dunkel Line: UC-Davis by 2 1/2; 143
Vegas Line: Northern Arizona by 4; 137
Dunkel Pick: UC-Davis (+4); Over

Game 747-748: Hawaii at Montana (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Hawaii 54.368; Montana 65.227
Dunkel Line: Montana by 11; 150
Vegas Line: Montana by 9; 141 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Montana (-9); Over

Game 749-750: Cal Poly at Northern Colorado (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cal Poly 47.631; Northern Colorado 50.702
Dunkel Line: Northern Colorado by 3; 133
Vegas Line: Cal Poly by 3; 136
Dunkel Pick: Northern Colorado (+3); Under

Game 751-752: Montana State at CS-Fullerton (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Montana State 46.242; CS-Fullerton 57.382
Dunkel Line: CS-Fullerton by 11; 148
Vegas Line: CS-Fullerton by 13 1/2; 153
Dunkel Pick: Montana State (+13 1/2); Under

Game 753-754: UC-Santa Barbara at Utah State (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: UC-Santa Barbara 56.582; Utah State 59.940
Dunkel Line: Utah State by 3 1/2; 136
Vegas Line: Utah State by 2 1/2; 134
Dunkel Pick: Utah State (-2 1/2); Over

Game 755-756: Southern Utah at UC-Riverside (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Southern Utah 49.318; UC-Riverside 51.538
Dunkel Line: UC-Riverside by 2; 122
Vegas Line: UC-Riverside by 3 1/2; 118 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Southern Utah (+3 1/2); Over

Game 757-758: Eastern Washington at UC-Irvine (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Eastern Washington 48.294; UC-Irvine 51.446
Dunkel Line: UC-Irvine by 3; 141
Vegas Line: UC-Irvine by 1; 147
Dunkel Pick: UC-Irvine (-1); Under

Game 759-760: San Jose State at Sacramento State (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Jose State 50.382; Sacramento State 54.763
Dunkel Line: Sacramento State by 4 1/2; 143
Vegas Line: Sacramento State by 3 1/2; 139
Dunkel Pick: Sacramento State (-3 1/2); Over

Game 761-762: Portland State at Idaho (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Portland State 51.688; Idaho 56.377
Dunkel Line: Idaho by 4 1/2; 137
Vegas Line: Idaho by 7; 142
Dunkel Pick: Portland State (+7); Under

Game 763-764: Fresno State at CS-Northridge (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Fresno State 53.820; CS-Northridge 51.173
Dunkel Line: Fresno State by 2 1/2; 139
Vegas Line: Fresno State by 4 1/2; 136
Dunkel Pick: CS-Northridge (+4 1/2); Over

Game 765-766: Long Beach State at Creighton (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Long Beach State 62.113; Creighton 68.864
Dunkel Line: Creighton by 6 1/2; 149
Vegas Line: Creighton by 4; 151
Dunkel Pick: Creighton (-4); Under

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