|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|03-15-18||Davidson v. Kentucky -4.5||73-78||Win||100||7 h 32 m||Show|
Kentucky has been a very good over bet this year. The Wildcats were 8-0 O/U in their last eight non-conference games and 7-1 O/U in their last eight overall. On a neutral site, the Wildcats were 4-1 O/U their last five games. Davidson went over in two of their three conference tournament games. I look for this game to go over today.
|03-15-18||Loyola-Chicago +1.5 v. Miami-FL||64-62||Win||100||68 h 3 m||Show|
NCAA first round action from Dallas has Loyola Chicago taking on Miami Florida. The Ramblers of Loyola had an excellent season, winning 28 games and their own tournament title. They cruised through the Missouri Valley tourney, finishing with a nice 65-49 win over Illinois State. Miami finished with 22 wins and lost to North Carolina in their ACC opener, 65-82. The Hurricanes were just 3-10 ATS their last 13 games. Meanwhile, Loyola was much kinder to bettors, going 7-3 ATS their last 10 down the stretch. Miami installed as the small favorite here, though I think Loyola wins this game. I'm taking the dog here in Loyola Chicago.
|03-15-18||Oklahoma v. Rhode Island -2||78-83||Win||100||65 h 8 m||Show|
NCAA first round action has Oklahoma taking on Rhode Island. Big surprise that Oklahoma made the big dance with just 18 wins. Even Louisville had more wins and didn't make the NCAA. Have to wonder what the selection committee is thinking here. Oklahoma didn't finish the season well, losing eight of their last 10 games both S/U and ATS. Rhode Island might have lost in their tournament to Davidson, but that doesn't take away from a nice 25 win season for the Rams. Rhode Island is the team that should be here and not Oklahoma. I look for the Sooners to bow out today. Play Rhode Island.
|03-14-18||Arizona State v. Syracuse +1.5||56-60||Win||100||20 h 42 m||Show|
NCAA first round action has Arizona State playing Syracuse. ASU was a quick exist in the PAC-12 tournament, losing to Colorado, 85-97. The Sun Devils lost five of their last six games and still made the NCAA's. They were equally bad vs the number, going 1-5 ATS their last six games. Syracuse won their ACC opener over Wake Forest and then lost to North Carolina, 59-78. This game is basically a pick'em. All of my numbers have Syracuse a favorite, from three to four points. I like the Orange here tonight. Play Syracuse.
|03-14-18||Nebraska +4 v. Mississippi State||59-66||Loss||-105||20 h 32 m||Show|
Both of these 22 win teams can't be happy being passed over for the NCAA tourney when teams like Arizona State and Syracuse both got in with 20 wins. Still, who will be the more motivated team tonight? Nebraska had an excellent run at the end f the season, going 8-2 down the stretch. They also covered 14 of their last 17 games. Mississippi State lost to Tennessee in the SEC tournament, 59-62. It was their third loss in four games. Miss State is a four point favorite here tonight. My numbers have them closer to two points and in recent form I have Nebraska the favorite. I have done well with the Huskers, especially late in the season. I'm taking Nebraska here tonight.
|03-14-18||North Carolina Central v. Texas Southern -5.5||46-64||Win||100||6 h 10 m||Show|
NCAA First Four play-in game has NC Central taking on Texas Southern. NC Central had to win four games to win their Mid-Eastern Conference tournament. They beat Hampton in the champ game, 71-63. They also covered all four games. Texas Southern got here with just 15 wins by winning the Southwestern Athletic Conference title over Arkansas Pine Bluff, 84-67. Tex Southern has had seven games with lines this year and they have covered six. This team hasn't been afraid of competition, playing their first 13 games of the season on the road. They played Gonzaga, Washington State, Ohio State, Syracuse, Kansas, Clemson, Oregon, Baylor, Wyoming, TCU and BYU during that stretch. Those games gave them valuable experience against top notch opponents on the road. Tex Southern also won its last seven games of the season. Whoever wins will be fodder for a No 1 seed, but I like Texas Southern because they have proven they can play with anyone in the country. Take Texas Southern.
|03-13-18||Rider v. Oregon -11.5||Top||86-99||Win||100||11 h 44 m||Show|
Rider having to make the long trip from New Jersey to the Northwest to play Oregon. From all accounts it was a rough trip too, considering the weather in the East coast. That will make this game even tougher for Rider, a Metro Atlantic team stepping way up in class to play a PAC-12 squad today. Rider lost its opener in the Metro Atlantic tournament to St Peters, 55-66. Won't get any easier tonight against this Oregon squad. The Ducks won their first two games of the PAC-12 tourney before losing to USC, 54-74. I like Oregon a lot here, mainly because this Rider team has to be exhausted after their plane ride and the fact that is in all likelihood a one-and-done tournament for them. Play Oregon.
|03-13-18||Northern Kentucky +9 v. Louisville||58-66||Win||100||25 h 55 m||Show|
NIT action here on Tuesday has Northern Kentucky playing at Louisville. Northern Ky had a nice run at the end of the season, winning three of their last four games and eight of their last 10. Louisville was a victim of No 1 Virginia in the ACC tournament, losing 58-75. The Cardinals didn't play all that great at the end of the regular season, going 4-8 in their last 12 games. In addition, bettors lost money on them as they went just 5-6 their last 11 vs the number. No.KY won more games than Louisville did this year. Have to wonder why Louisville is even here. They got passed up for the NCAA by a team like Oklahoma that had fewer wins and then the players voted not to go to the NIT, but they are going anyways. I don't see Louisville's heart in this one. I like Northern Kentucky in what I see as a possible upset win here on Tuesday. Play Northern Kentucky.
|03-13-18||Wagner v. Baylor -13||59-80||Win||100||2 h 27 m||Show|
Wagner charted as one of the smallest teams in the nation this year, 351 in effective height. Meanwhile, Baylor comes in at a bruising #13, and it isn't just that the Bears are tall, they are also athletic. Wagner struggled to score near the basket against weak competition (#270 in 2-point%), and now will find nothing easy near the rim, while also having to hit 3-point shots from further out. Note that there was one other Wagner game against a KenPom Top 200, a short trip to play Seton Hall, where they fell down big early and lost by 21. This will be a mismatch today in the NIT. Take Baylor.
|03-11-18||Houston +4.5 v. Cincinnati||55-56||Win||100||4 h 4 m||Show|
American Athletic Conference Championship today with Houston taking on Cincinnati. Both these teams will make the NCAA tournament, despite what happens here on Sunday. Houston has been one of my favorite teams and they pulled the minor upset on Saturday with the win over Wichita State, 77-74 as a small dog. The Cougars have now won five straight games and 10 of their last 11. They are also 8-2-1 ATS their last 11. Cincinnati can hit the 30 win mark with a win today. The Bearcats beat SMU in their opener. It wasn't so easy for the Bearcats yesterday, as they trailed Memphis by 13 points at the half. However, a big defensive stand in the second half couple with some scoring pulled out the 70-60 win. Still, the
|03-11-18||Davidson +2 v. Rhode Island||58-57||Win||100||2 h 34 m||Show|
Atlantic 10 championship has Davidson taking on Rhode Island for the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Rhode Island has 25 wins and win or lose today, they should get in the NCAA tourney. Davidson is another matter, with 20 wins they likely will be bypassed for the NCAA unless they win today. That gives Davidson extra incentive after winning their first two games of the tourney. Davidson opened with a win over St Louis then beat St Bonny's yesterday, 82-70. Rhode Island struggled in their win on Saturday over St Joe's, trailing at the half before rallying late for the narrow win, 90-87. The Rams failed to cover and are now 2-5 ATS in their last seven attempts. My numbers favor Davidson here on Sunday, plus they need to win to get in. Take Davidson.
|03-10-18||North Carolina v. Virginia -4.5||63-71||Win||100||10 h 17 m||Show|
Win or lose today, top ranked Virginia will get a one seed in the NCAA tournament. Still the Cavaliers would like to put the finishing touches on a great season. Virginia hit the 30 win mark yesterday with their win over Clemson, 64-58. The defense was once again stellar, holding an opponent to under 60 points - the ninth time in the last 10 games they have done so. North Carolina will play its fourth game in four days today after beating Duke on Friday, 74-69. The Tar Heels lost at Virginia in their one meeting this year, 69-61. North Carolina has been playing well in this tournament, but I look for them to run out of gas today against this top defensive unit of Virginia. I'm laying the points with Virginia today.
|03-10-18||San Diego State -4 v. New Mexico||82-75||Win||100||8 h 52 m||Show|
San Diego State jumped out to a huge first half lead over Nevada on Friday and never looked back. The Aztecs return to the Mountain West Championship game today to face New Mexico. The Aztecs are on a eight game win streak and have covered seven of the last eight games. New Mexico struggled early on Friday against Utah State, but used a huge 23-2 rally in the late first half to open things up and cruised to a 83-68 win. The Lobos have been scoring points, putting at least 83 on the board in each of their last six games and topping 100 in two of the last six. This looks to be a great game between two hot teams. I'm taking the Aztecs though who have been much more impressive so far in the tournament. Take San Diego State.
|03-10-18||Houston +3.5 v. Wichita State||77-74||Win||100||5 h 8 m||Show|
American Athletic Semifinal action today has Houston taking on Wichita State. Houston has been one of those "Under the Radar" teams this year, quietly winning 25 games. The Cougars have won four straight and nine of the last 10. They have also covered seven of the last 10 with one push. They opened tourney play yesterday with an easy win over Central Florida, 84-56. Wichita State opened tourney play with a win over Temple, 89-81. The Shockers have not covered a game in their last five tries. The teams have split their two meetings this year with each winning on their own home court. Wichita State is a three point favorite here today. My numbers actually favor Houston in recent play and in road value. I'm taking Houston today!
|03-10-18||Alabama v. Kentucky -4||Top||63-86||Win||100||3 h 24 m||Show|
SEC Tourney Game of the Year: Alabama opened tourney play with a narrow win over Texas A&M, 71-70. Then followed that win with another on Friday over Auburn, 81-63. The two wins snapped a five game losing streak by the Crimson Tide. The Tide now play a Kentucky team they lost to back in February, 71-81. Kentucky had just one game in tourney action so far, a easy win over Georgia on Friday, 62-49. The Cats had little trouble with Georgia, which should be good for them going into today's contest. The win was the fifth in their last six games both S/U and ATS. Definitely a fresher Kentucky team here today as Alabama has had two games and Kentucky just the one. Good spot here for the Cats, take Kentucky.
|03-09-18||Oregon v. USC -2||Top||54-74||Win||100||11 h 12 m||Show|
Semifinals Bailout Game of the Month : Late PAC-12 action tonight has Oregon playing USC from Las Vegas. Oregon trailed by nine points to Utah last night with under 10 minutes in the game, but rallied late to take a two point win, 68-66. The Ducks failed to cover the 2.5 point line, making them 1-3 ATS their last four. The night before, Oregon had to go to OT to beat Washington State, 64-62 as a 12-point chalk. USC had a much easier time last night against Oregon State, winning 61-48. The Trojans have now covered four of their last five games. USC is also the much fresher team at this point with just one game played in five days. Meanwhile Oregon has had two straight rough games including an OT. I'm taking USC here on Friday.
|03-09-18||Mississippi State v. Tennessee -6||59-62||Loss||-110||7 h 31 m||Show|
latinum Play : SEC quarterfinal action has Mississippi State taking on Tennessee. Miss State won their opener last night, defeating LSU 80-77 as a 2.5-point favorite. The Bulldogs now play a Tennessee team that they lost at home to on Feb 27th, 57-76. Tennessee plays their opener tonight after five days off. The Vols have a four-game winning streak heading into tonight's contest. Tennessee is a 7-point favorite here tonight. My numbers have the Vols as high as 20 points in recent form. Lay the points with a well rested Tennessee team.
|03-09-18||Clemson v. Virginia -7.5||58-64||Loss||-115||7 h 31 m||Show|
Executive : ACC Semifinal action today has top ranked Virginia taking on Clemson. Clemson won its first game on Thursday against Boston College, 90-82. The Tigers have had fairly good play, going 3-1 in their last four games. They will have some issues tonight scoring against this tough Virginia defense. The Cavs easily defeated Louisville on Thursday, 75-58. The Cavs had an offensive breakout, hitting past 70 points for the first time in nine games. The Cavs have let just opponent score more than 59 against them in their last six games and no one has scored more than 64 points in conference play. This Virginia team looks like the team to beat right now in the NCAA's. I'll lay the price with there here tonight. Take Virginia
|03-09-18||Western Kentucky +1 v. Old Dominion||57-49||Win||100||4 h 32 m||Show|
Conference USA semifinals tonight have Western Kentucky playing Old Dominion. WKY opened play with a win last night over UAB, 98-70. The team bounced back after losing bad at UAB a few nights earlier, 73-101. WKY now is 5-2 ATS in their last seven games. Old Dominion also opened with a win last night over La Tech, 62-58. It was the team's ninth win in their last 10 games. Their one loss, to Western Ky on Feb 24th, 66-88. While this game is basically a pick'em, my numbers all have Western Kentucky as a favorite, from 2 to eight points. Take Western Kentucky.
|03-09-18||Texas State v. UL-Lafayette -12||54-80||Win||100||3 h 46 m||Show|
Early Friday Sun Belt action has Texas State taking on UL Lafayette. Texas State opened with a win on Thursday over Coastal Carolina, 73-66. The win actually snapped a nine game losing streak for the team. They have covered two straight after losing three in a row vs the number. They will take on a much better team today in UL Lafayette. ULL has won six of its last seven games and in conference was 16-2. Lafayette laying 12 today and they are well worth it and more. I have them at least 14 points in all my key numbers here today. I expect an early blowout win for Friday. Take UL Lafayette.
|03-08-18||North Carolina -5.5 v. Miami-FL||Top||82-65||Win||100||10 h 58 m||Show|
Late action this evening in the ACC as North Carolina takes on Miami Florida. North Carolina opened tourney action yesterday with a nice win over Syracuse, 78-59. The Tar Heels need that win after finishing the regular season with two straight losses. Miami plays their first game of the tourney after finishing regular play with a four game win streak. Both teams will likely make the NCAA tournament, but a higher seed may be at stake here today. I'm laying the points with the Tar Heels who looked good yesterday and have some momentum after playing on this floor one game. Take North Carolina.
|03-08-18||Texas v. Texas Tech -6.5||69-73||Loss||-105||8 h 34 m||Show|
Big 12 tourney action has Texas and Texas Tech facing off today. Texas opened tourney play with a win over Iowa State yesterday, 68-64. The Longhorns failed to cover the 5.5 point line though. Texas Tech got a bye the first night and plays its first game tonight. The Red Raiders finished the regular season with a win over TCU, 79-75. Texas Tech likely will earn a NCAA spot with their 23 wins. However, Texas will not with just 19 wins and 13 losses. The Longhorns can't win this tournament so in reality they are waiting for the NIT tournament. Tech is the better team and my number show me that they should be a bigger favorite here this evening. Lay the points with Tech here today.
|03-08-18||Boston College +5.5 v. Clemson||82-90||Loss||-102||3 h 57 m||Show|
Boston College blew a huge lead on Wednesday vs NC State, but held on for the win and cover, 91-87. The Eagles were up by 14 points mid way through the second half before they were tied up around the five minute mark. A late surge got the win and now the team plays Clemson today in the quarterfinals. The Eagles have now gone 4-0-1 ATS in their last five games and 6-1-1 in their last eight. Clemson plays its first game of the conference tournament. The Tigers finished the regular season with a loss to Syracuse, 52-55. In addition they were just 1-3 ATS down the stretch. Clemson has not been good at covering away from home, going jut 2-7 ATS in their last nine attempts. I feel this is just too many points today to lay to a confident Boston College club. I'm taking the dog here in Boston College.
|03-08-18||Louisville +6.5 v. Virginia||58-75||Loss||-109||2 h 35 m||Show|
Early action today in the ACC between Louisville and top ranked Virginia. Louisville won their opener yesterday over Florida State, 82-74. Now they face a Virginia team they played one week ago. In that contest, Louisville came up one point short in a 66-67 loss to the Cavaliers. Virginia plays its opener in conference tourney action today. The Cavs have that great defense and they need it because they just don't score a lot on the offensive side of the ball. That being said, they have trouble covering the bigger lines, evidenced by their 1-3 ATS mark their last four games and 2-4 mark the last six. Today, Virginia has to lay 6.5 to a very good offensive Louisville team. My recent form numbers have this game under four points. I like Louisville here this morning as they get 6.5 points in what should be another close game.
|03-07-18||Ole Miss v. South Carolina -2.5||84-85||Loss||-110||8 h 16 m||Show|
Ole Miss likely looking forward to a merciful end to their season here today. The Rebels unlikely to even make the NIT with their 12-19 record. Ole Miss has lost three straight games and 10 of their last 11 games. The Rebels haven't fared any better vs the number, where they are 1-10 ATS their last 11 games. South Carolina is 3-2 in their last five games. But more important is that the Gamecocks have covered six straight games. South Carolina a small favorite here tonight at just three points. Not sure how Ole Miss can cover this one at such a short number. Play South Carolina.
|03-07-18||Fordham v. George Washington -6||72-78||Push||0||8 h 40 m||Show|
Atlantic 10 opening round action has Fordham playing against George Washington. Fordham brings a six game losing streak into today's contest. In addition, the Rams are just 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games. They played GW just a few days ago and were blown out at George Washington, 56-72. George Washington lost last time out at Dayton, 78-88. It was only the team's second loss in the last six games. GW is also 5-3 ATS in their last eight games. The line has George Washington 6.5 tonight. My recent numbers have GW as anywhere from eight to 20 points depending on the situation. Fordham just not playing well enough to back here tonight. I'm taking George Washington to move on to the next round.
|03-06-18||Southern Utah v. Idaho State -2||76-68||Loss||-102||7 h 36 m||Show|
Big Sky First round action today has Idaho State and Southern Utah meeting. Southern Utah has won just once in their last six games. In addition, they are just 1-4 ATS in their last five games. Idaho State has been much kinder to bettors, going 3-1 ATS their last four and 6-2 ATS their last eight games. Idaho State just two point favorites tonight, while my numbers bring them in at 10 points in recent play. Idaho State has been the much more consistent team covering this year. Play Idaho State.
|03-06-18||Wake Forest v. Syracuse -4.5||Top||64-73||Win||100||5 h 7 m||Show|
ACC first round action tonight has Wake Forest playing Syracuse. Syracuse gets to play much closer to home with this tournament being played in Brooklyn, NY. Wake Forest has struggled, losing two straight and six of their last eight. In addition, the Demon Deacons have covered just one time in their last six tries. Syracuse is coming off a home win vs Clemson, 55-52. The Orangemen are 3-2 ATS in their last five games and 5-3 ATS in their last eight. Should be a close game, but Syracuse get the play tonight by virtue of this being in their backyard. Play Syracuse.
|03-06-18||Stony Brook +13.5 v. Vermont||51-70||Loss||-105||5 h 6 m||Show|
American East action has two teams that don't get board betting time much during the season. Stony Brook had covered this year vs Michigan State and then covered in last game vs Albany, winning 69-60 as a 9.5-point dog. Vermont had more chances vs the number this year and ended up at 3-3 ATS. They are coming off a win vs Maine, but failed to cover the 20.5-point line. Stony Brook and Vermont have already met twice this year with Stony Brook coming in under today's 13 point line. Don't expect a full out tonight from Vermont who will want to conserve energy for tomorrow's Championship game. Take Stony Brook.
|03-06-18||Long Island +8 v. Wagner||71-61||Win||100||5 h 6 m||Show|
Northeast tourney action today has LIU Brooklyn playing against Wagner in the Championship game. Brooklyn has wins over St Francis NY and Fairleigh Dickinson to get here tonight. Wagner beat Central Conn and Robert Morris to make tonight's contest. I have to rely on my lines a lot in these type of games, but that's also where I find some gems. Tonight I have Wagner as just a two-point favorite and as high as a 5 point chalk. With Wagner laying eight points here my numbers put me solidly on the dog. Play Brooklyn.
|03-05-18||Denver v. South Dakota -11||Top||58-76||Win||100||6 h 5 m||Show|
It's difficult enough for these college teams to play back-to-back spots, something they aren't used to doing during the regular season. But, when they have to also play the next day after a tough OT game, that's even harder. That's just what Denver is doing here tonight. Denver had a tough game last night vs Oral Roberts, back and forth most of the game. Denver had to go into OT before winning 90-88. Now they have to play a very good South Dakota team. South Dakota has 25 wins on the season and has covered 10 of the last 12 games. Last time these teams met, South Dakota was upset 68-84 as a 8.5 point road favorite. This one is about fatigue on Denver's part and South Dakota being the best in the league. Play South Dakota.
|03-04-18||Michigan +4.5 v. Purdue||75-66||Win||100||5 h 6 m||Show|
Big 10 Championship game as Michigan takes on Purdue. Michigan had to go to OT in game one vs Iowa to advance to the quarterfinals where they easily beat Nebraska, 77-58. Then yesterday in the Quarterfinals they handled Michigan State, 75-64. Purdue comes into today game with a five game win streak, including conference tourney wins over Rutgers and Penn State. However, they are just 1-10-1 ATS in their last 11 games. This Purdue team just can't perform to expectations of the oddsmakers. I'm taking Michigan today plus the points.
|03-04-18||East Carolina v. Memphis -13.5||70-90||Win||100||4 h 32 m||Show|
These clubs playing their last of regular season games. East Carolina is on a four game losing streak entering today's play. ECU has also lost three straight vs the number. Memphis had its four game win streak snapped last time out with a loss vs South Florida, 51-75. The Tigers have covered four of their last five games. Memphis laying 13.5 points today is lower than what I have for this game. My own lines show that Memphis can be from 15.5 to 18 points, especially in recent form numbers. I'm laying the double digits here with Memphis.
|03-04-18||Illinois State +8.5 v. Loyola-Chicago||49-65||Loss||-102||3 h 31 m||Show|
Missouri Valley Championship game today has Illinois State facing off against Loyola Chicago. Illinois State opened with a win over Indiana State and then in the Semi's beat Southern Illinois in OT, 76-68. Loyola opened with a win over Northern Iowa and then yesterday beat Bradley in the Semi's, 62-54. Loyola his laying eight points right now and my recent numbers show me this is just a bit too high. Illinois State has covered five straight games while Loyola is just 1-2 in their last three. I like the points here with the dog, play Illinois State.
|03-03-18||North Carolina +7.5 v. Duke||64-74||Loss||-115||9 h 52 m||Show|
Last game of the regular season for these clubs. NCU and Duke face off in a big ACC game here today. North Carolina saw its six game win streak snapped last game by Miami Florida, 88-91. Duke also saw its five game win streak snapped by Virginia Tech, 63-64. Now these storied rivals will get one last crack at each other before the tournament begins. Neither team is in jeopardy of not making the NCAA's. Only question is which team will perform better and get the higher seeding. In this big rivalries I like to take the dog since I could easily see the Tar Heels winning this one outright. Take the points with North Carolina.
|03-03-18||Notre Dame +9.5 v. Virginia||57-62||Win||100||5 h 37 m||Show|
Both these teams finish up their ACC regular season play. Notre Dame needs wins, with just 18 wins this year they are a bubble team right now to make the NCAA's. Not so for top ranked Virginia, which sits at 28-2 on the season. Virginia owns that smothering defense which has allowed over 60 points just one time in regulation the last seven games. Not much motivation here today for the Cavaliers, who likely get the overall top seed in the tournament. Notre Dame needs this one much worse, so I'm taking the points with the Irish.
|03-02-18||Northern Iowa v. Loyola-Chicago -5||50-54||Loss||-104||2 h 55 m||Show|
Early action today in the Missouri Valley quarterfinals as Northern Iowa takes on Loyola Chicago. Northern Iowa opened conference tourny play yesterday with a win over Evansville, 60-50. They now come right back today and today play a Loyola team that has had five days off to prepare for this game. That means a lot in these conference tourneys as teams usually don't have to play back-to-back or three games in three days normally. With Loyola getting lots of rest and Northern Iowa playing yesterday, I like this spot for the Ramblers. Take Loyola Chicago.
|03-01-18||NC State -2 v. Georgia Tech||75-78||Loss||-101||8 h 37 m||Show|
ACC regular season action winding down as NC State takes on Georgia Tech tonight. State has two games remaining, tonight and then they close at home vs Louisville. NC State has been on a run, winning four straight games and seven of their last nine. The Wolfpack has also covered four straight and six of their last eight games. Georgia Tech has had a rough season, winning just 11 and losing 19. Tech has lost seven straight games and is 2-5 ATS in their last seven. State has to lay two-points here tonight. They have momentum and they are the better team. Play NC State
|03-01-18||Iowa v. Michigan -8.5||Top||71-77||Loss||-110||2 h 22 m||Show|
Early afternoon game here as Michigan takes on Iowa in Big 10 Conference Tourney play. Iowa had the tough task of playing last night and turning around and playing in less than 24 hours. This is something these teams don't usually do during the season. Iowa jumped out to an early lead vs Illinois on Wednesday and never looked back, winning 96-87. The Hawkeyes have won two straight after a six game losing streak. Michigan will make the NCAA whether they win or lose in this tourney. With 25 wins the Wolverines have won five straight and seven of the last eight. They swept Iowa this season, winning at Iowa 75-68 and then at home over the Hawkeyes, 74-59. Michigan laying 8.5 points here, but with a tired Iowa team I don't see that as a problem. Play Michigan.
|02-28-18||New Mexico -4.5 v. Colorado State||108-87||Win||100||6 h 39 m||Show|
New Mexico has won three straight games coming into this contest. The Lobos have also covered two of their last three games. Colorado State has had a horrible time in conference play, going 0-3 their last three and 1-10 their last 10. In addition, the Rams have covered just one of their last three games and are 3-6-2 ATS their last 11 games. Take the visitor here in New Mexico.
|02-28-18||Ole Miss v. Kentucky -8.5||78-96||Win||100||6 h 58 m||Show|
SEC matchup here today between Ole Miss and Kentucky. Mississippi is down to their last two regular season games with tonight's contest and then a home game vs Vandy. the Rebels have been awful, winning just one of their lat nine games. In addition, the Rebs are just 1-8 ATS in their last nine games. Ole Miss has not been good on the road either, covering just three of their nine road games this year. Kentucky has a three game win streak coming into tonight. They also have two games left with tonight's contest and then a road game at Florida. The Wildcats had a rough streak, losing four straight games both S/U and ATS. The Cats are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 home games vs a teams with a losing record. Kentucky has also covered five of the last six meetings in this series. Take Kentucky tonight.
|02-28-18||Temple -2 v. Connecticut||66-72||Loss||-108||4 h 34 m||Show|
Temple has been good for bettors of late, going 7-1 ATS in their last eight games (All conference). They are also 6-1 ATS on the road their last seven games. Can't say the same for U Conn. The Huskies are 0-6 ATS in their last six vs conference opponents, 7-21 ATS in their last 21 home games and 9-23 ATS their last 32 overall. I like the visitor here, take Temple.
|02-28-18||Dayton v. La Salle -2.5||53-71||Win||100||4 h 33 m||Show|
Atlantic 10 play here tonight has Dayton playing at La Salle. Dayton has just two games left in the regular season and can make it to .500 with a win tonight and a final win at George Washington. The Flyers are 0-5 ATS in their last five and 1-9-1 ATS their last 11 games. La Salle has won two of its las three games. After a terrible spread run of 0-6, they have bounced back with two straight covers. Dayton has struggled on the road, losing their last five vs the number and going just 1-8 ATS their last nine away games. Take La Salle here tonight.
|02-27-18||Oklahoma v. Baylor -3.5||64-87||Win||100||9 h 56 m||Show|
A pair of 17 win teams face off today as Oklahoma plays at Baylor. Oklahoma finally got a win, beating Kansas State at home last time, 86-77. The win snapped a six game losing streak for Oklahoma. In fact, the Sooners have not been good on the road, failing to cover in each of their last eight games. The Sooners have covered just one time on the road in conference play this year and that was way back in December. Baylor had been on a nice five game win streak before losing at home to West Virginia and then at TCU. Still, the Bears have covered six of their last eight games. In addition, they are 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games. Two very contrasting teams here tonight. The Sooners are bad, especially on the road and the Bears are good at home. Take Baylor tonight
|02-26-18||Texas Tech v. West Virginia -6.5||74-84||Win||100||8 h 13 m||Show|
Two teams here that both have over 20 wins meet tonight as Texas Tech takes on West Virginia. Both of these teams can still tie Kansas for the Big 12 regular season title. However, more than likely this is a game for the 2nd seed in the conference. Texas Tech has an excellent defense, allowing just 29 points in the first half of games this season and holding opponents to under 40% shooting. West Virginia lead the first matchup between these teams by 11 points, but they gave it up late and lost by just one point. Motivation shouldn't be an issue here as they want to get the bad taste of that loss at Tech out of their mouth and they want that #2 seed. This should be a great game, but don't expect West Virginia to be giving up a big lead tonight. Play West Virginia.
|02-25-18||UNLV v. New Mexico -3||90-91||Loss||-109||2 h 26 m||Show|
Motivation at this point in the season plays a big part in how teams perform in these last few conference tames. UNLV has lost two straight games to San Diego State and Fresno State. Now they have three Mountain West games left, today at New Mexico then home to play Nevada and close out at Utah State. Problem for UNLV is that they will not finish above .500 in conference play. That means they have lost that first round bye in the Mountain West Conference tourney. So really they have little to play for today. New Mexico has won two straight games including a monster performance last time out at Wyoming where they scored a season
|02-24-18||Indiana State v. Bradley -5.5||66-64||Loss||-108||16 h 45 m||Show|
Missouri Valley conference action today has Indiana State play its last game of the regular season. Indiana State has lost four of its last five games. In addition, they have failed to cover in each of their last five games and eight of the last nine. Bradley can reach 21 wins today in its final regular season game. The Braves have lost just one time on their home court all season and that was to Drake earlier this month. Moreover, Bradley is 8-1-2 ATS in its 11 home games. Bradley just a much better team, lay the points here with the home club. Take Bradley.
|02-24-18||South Carolina v. Mississippi State -7||Top||68-72||Loss||-100||5 h 46 m||Show|
SEC action today has South Carolina (16-13 S/U, 14-14 ATS) playing at Mississippi State (20-8 S/U, 12-11 ATS). The Gamecocks have won their last two games, both at home. That followed a six game losing skid S/U and 1-5 mark vs the number. Today South Carolina faces a Bulldogs team that is 5-0 ATS in its last five home games, 8-0 ATS in its last eight overall and 6-0 ATS vs a team with a winning record. The Bulldogs still have three games left with Tennessee and LSU up next. This team can easily win 22 games and likely an automatic bid to the NCAA tourney. State is very tough on its home court and the Gamecocks are the perfect opponent for a plucking today. Play Mississippi State.
|02-24-18||Valparaiso v. Drake -5.5||69-64||Loss||-101||15 h 34 m||Show|
The final game of the regular season today for both these Missouri Valley conference teams. Valpo is 14-16 on the season, but has lost nine of its last 12 conference games. Drake has been excellent at home, covering seven of their nine games. Drake has won three of their last four conference games both S/U and ATS. I believe Valpo is a better team then we've seen this season, but right now the momentum is with Drake. Play the home team here in Drake.
|02-24-18||Louisville v. Virginia Tech -3||75-68||Loss||-105||2 h 15 m||Show|
Atlantic Coast Conference action here today as Louisville (18-11) plays at Virginia Tech(21-8). Louisville has struggled of late losing its last two games and five fo the last seven. The Cardinals have also not covered the last two games and four of the last six. Tech just a 3.5 point favorite here today while my recent form numbers have them seven and six points. Louisville has struggled against good teams, posting just a 7-18-1 ATS mark the last 26 vs a team with a winning percentage above 60 percent. The Hokies have been tough at home, covering 27 of their last 38 games. Tech is way too good at home to pass on this small line. Play Virginia Tech.
|02-22-18||UCLA v. Utah -2.5||78-84||Win||100||8 h 42 m||Show|
PAC 12 action tonight has UCLA (19-8 S/U, 13-13 ATS) playing at Utah (17-9 S/U, 14-10 ATS). UCLA looks for its 20th win of the season tonight at Utah. The Bruins have won two straight and six of the last seven games. UCLA hasn't done quite as well on the road, going just 1-3 their last four and 2-4 their last six. Utah brings a four-game win streak into tonight's contest. The Utes have also covered three of their last four and seven of their last nine. Utah has also covered their last four at home. The home team has covered eight of the last nine in this series. The Utes have also covered the last four vs the Bruins in Utah. I like Utah here tonight. Play Utah.
|02-21-18||DePaul +19 v. Villanova||62-93||Loss||-104||4 h 37 m||Show|
Big East play today has Depaul (10-16) playing at Villanova (24-3). Depaul got beat bad in their first meeting with Villanova back in December, 103-85. Since that game, Depaul has won just three times. I don't expect them to win tonight against a Villanova club that has 24 wins. However, Depaul has been good to bettors on the road, covering eight of their 12 games. I also like that Villanova will have a pair of tough road games up next, with Creighton and Seton Hall on the schedule. This is a classic look-ahead spot for Villanova as they don't feel they can lose to Depaul. Good spot to rest their best players in the 2nd half of the game for the upcoming road trip. Take the points here with Depaul.
|02-21-18||Michigan v. Penn State -4||72-63||Loss||-110||2 h 8 m||Show|
Big Ten Action tonight as Michigan takes on Penn State. Michigan has 22 wins this season with just two games left in the conference schedule. Both of their last two games ar on the road with Penn State and Maryland. The Wolverines have won three straight and five of their last six. Penn State can reach 20 wins tonight with a win at home over Michigan or in their last game at Nebraska. The Nittany Lions have won four of their last five games and covered seven of their last eight games. Penn State is a 3.5 point favorite here tonight. My recent form numbers have them double digits and that's good for me. I'm taking Penn State.
|02-21-18||SMU v. East Carolina +8||77-58||Loss||-102||2 h 8 m||Show|
American Athletic play tonight has SMU (15-12 S/U, 7-13 ATS) playing at East Carolina (10-15 S/U, 10-8 ATS). SMU comes into tonight's contest riding a five game losing streak. They are also doing poorly for bettors with a 2-9-1 ATS mark their last 12 games. East Carolina is coming off a home loss to U Conn, 80-84. The Pirates have done well at home, covering their last five games on their home court. Can't say the same for SMU, which is just 1-6-1 ATS on the road this season. Getting eight points at home with a team that covers on its home court is good to me. I'll take the points with East Carolina.
|02-21-18||Xavier v. Georgetown +5.5||89-77||Loss||-102||2 h 38 m||Show|
Big East Conference play is winding down and Xavier looks to stay with the top teams in the conference with a win here today at Georgetown. Xavier saw its nine-game win streak snapped last game at home in a loss to Villanova, 79-95. Xavier has covered six of their last eight games. Georgetown is 15-10 on the season and has won two straight games. The Hoyas have also covered five straight games. The last time these clubs met, Xavier lost in OT, 91-96 on their home court. Georgetown is covering spreads and now they get 5.5 points on their home court. I'll take Georgetown tonight.
|02-20-18||Kentucky v. Arkansas -5.5||Top||87-72||Loss||-108||9 h 58 m||Show|
SEC play tonight has Kentucky 18-9 S/U, 10-16 ATS) playing at Arkansas (19-8 S/U, 14-13 ATS). The Kentucky Wildcats have struggled lately in conference, losing four of their last five games and failing to cover five of their last six games. Meanwhile, Arkansas has won four straight both S/U and ATS. The Razorbacks, which started SEC poorly, have finished strong as they head into the home stretch of the regular season. Arkansas has home games vs Kentucky and Auburn left with two away games at Alabama and Missouri. My recent form number has Arkansas as a 11-point favorite here, well above the 5.5-point line posted tonight. I like the way Arkansas is playing while Kentucky has struggled. Play the home team, Arkansas
|02-20-18||Ole Miss v. Missouri -7.5||90-87||Loss||-105||9 h 53 m||Show|
SEC action here tonight has 9-17 Mississippi playing at Missouri (18-9). Ole Miss has struggled, especially in the SEC where it has lost seven straight and nine of the last 10. They have fared any better vs the number, going 0-7 ATS their last seven games. In addition, the Rebels are just 2-9 ATS on the road this season. Missouri saw its five game SEC win streak snapped last game at LSU, losing 63-64. The Tigers are 4-1-1 ATS their last five games. The line has dropped to Missouri minus 7.5-points, which makes this a play for me as I have the Tigers at just over double digits. Play Missouri.
|02-19-18||Minnesota v. Wisconsin -7||63-73||Win||100||7 h 14 m||Show|
Two teams that will need to do well once the Big 10 Tourney comes are Wisconsin and Minnesota. Both club just over or just below the .500 mark. Minnesota has lost eight straight games coming into tonight's contest. In addition, they have lost 11 of their last 14 games. They haven't fared much better against the number, covering just one game in their last nine and going 2-10 ATS in their last 12 contests. Wisconsin is coming off a big home win over Purdue, 57-53 as a 11-point dog. The Badgers have won two lf their last three games. Still, they are just 4-9 in conference play. My recent power number clearly favor the Badgers in this matchup, by as much as 13 points. I'll lay the seven with the home team. Play Wisconsin.
|02-18-18||Loyola-Chicago -5.5 v. Evansville||76-66||Win||100||4 h 15 m||Show|
Loyola Chicago is having a excellent season with 22 wins and just five losses. The Ramblers are also 15-7 ATS on the season, 8-3 ATS on the road. Loyola has lost just two games in conference play, once at Missouri State to open Missouri Valley play and the other at Bradley on Jan 31st. The Ramblers have also covered three of their last four and 10 of their last 12. Evansville is 16-13 on the season. They have lost two straight and three of their last four games. In their previous game at Loyola Chicago they lost 59-66, but just covered the eight-point spread. Evansville will likely be without guard Dru Smith, who was downgraded to doubtful with a foot injury. Smith averaged 13.4 ppg. I'm taking Loyola here on Sunday.
|02-18-18||Houston v. Temple +3||Top||80-59||Loss||-100||4 h 5 m||Show|
Temple was looking for a huge upset win last game at Wichita State. The Owls jumped out to monster lead at halftime, 56-42. However, they seemed to be gassed in the second half, losing 30-51 and ultimately the game by a 86-93 mark. The Owls still got the cover though, their sixth in a row. Now, they take on a Houston team they lost to by just three points as a 7.5 point dog their fist time. Houston is 20-5 on the season and 12-8 ATS. Houston has won three straight (all at home). The have lost two of their last three on the road though. In fact, they have also covered just one of their last five on the road. I like the home dog here as Temple is playing very well and has home court. Take the points with Temple.
|02-18-18||Nebraska +1 v. Illinois||66-72||Loss||-105||4 h 45 m||Show|
Nebraska is one of those quiet teams in the Big 10 this year that has jumped to 20 wins. The Huskers have won six straight games and eight of their last nine. In addition, Nebraska has covered eight straight and 12 of their last 13 games. Illinois has not had a good year at just 12-15 on the season and 9-13 ATS. The Fighting Illini have lost four straight games and 10 of their last 12. Nebraska has covered its last eight game on the road while Illinois has covered just one of it last seven at home. Play Nebraska.
|02-17-18||Ole Miss v. Mississippi State -7||62-79||Win||100||8 h 12 m||Show|
Rivalry Game of the Year : Battle for state bragging rights back on the table here today as Ole Miss takes on Mississippi State. Ole Miss definitely the worst of the two clubs, as they bring a six game losing streak into today's contest. In addition, the Rebels have lost nine of their last 11 games. They haven't done any better vs the number, going 0-6 ATS their last six games. They are also 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games. Miss State has done better, posting a 18-8 record on the season. The Bulldogs have covered six straight games and five of their last six at home. A little revenge on the board here too, as Ole Miss beat Mississippi State in their first meeting back in early January, 64-58. Look for an easy Mississippi State win today.
|02-17-18||Texas Tech v. Baylor -1.5||57-59||Win||100||7 h 11 m||Show|
Big 12 Conference action as Texas Tech takes on Baylor this evening. Tech has been very good in conference play, going 11-3. Tech has won seven straight and four straight vs the number. Baylor has also been hot of late, winning four straight games. The Bears don't have the same winning record as Tech, but they have been good to bettors. Baylor has covered five straight games and is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games. What I like most about Baylor is at home. The Bears have covered four of their last five home games. Take Baylor here on Saturday.
|02-17-18||St. Louis v. Richmond -2.5||72-66||Loss||-110||8 h 52 m||Show|
Atlantic 10 conference action here today has St Louis (14-12 S/U, 14-9 ATS) playing at Richmond. The Bilikins started conference play with a 1-4 record before heating up a bit and winning six of their last eight. Richmond has lost two straight games, both on the road. The Spiders have been a much better team at home, covering four of their last six games. The Bilikens are just 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games vs a team with a losing overall home record. Richmond has covered seven of its last nine conference games and that's just what I look for her today. Play Richmond.
|02-17-18||UAB v. Southern Miss +2.5||87-69||Loss||-102||7 h 53 m||Show|
UAB has been struggling vs the number lately, going just 2-7 ATS in their last nine games (all conference). In addition, they are just 5-13 ATS in their last 18 road games vs a home team with a winning percentage of .60 or better. Moreover, on the road they have covered just seven of 24 tries. Can't say the same for the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. The Eagles are 19-7 ATS at home vs a losing road team. They are 7-1 ATS in their last overall home games. Just four games left for Southern Miss and two at home. I like them to cover this one of their last two on their home court. Play Southern Miss.
|02-17-18||Auburn -6 v. South Carolina||75-84||Loss||-110||3 h 11 m||Show|
SEC Action this afternoon has a very good Auburn team (23-3 S/U, 18-6 ATS) playing at South Carolina (13-13 S/U, 11-14 ATS). Auburn has been one of the best this season with 23 wins. Two of the Tigers losses have come in conference, one to Texas A&M and the other to Alabama. The Tigers have also covered well, going 7-1 ATS in their last eight games. Meanwhile, South Carolina has been reeling of late, losing six straight coming into this contest. In addition, the Gamecocks are just 1-5 ATS in their last six games. I like Auburn a lot here on Saturday.
|02-15-18||Hawaii v. Cal-Irvine -6.5||Top||62-61||Loss||-112||10 h 2 m||Show|
Hawaii makes the long trip East to play at Cal Irvine tonight. The Rainbow Warriors have lost five straight games. Due to distance, the team only makes limited road trips and so far this year they are 1-4 S/U, 2-3 ATS away from home. Meanwhile, UC Irvine has won five straight and seven of their last eight games. The Anteaters are also 5-0 ATS their last five and 7-2-1 ATS their last 10 games. Hawaii not playing well of late, evidenced by my own recent form line of well over double-digits on the home team here. I will lay the points with UC Irvine tonight.
|02-15-18||Oregon State v. UCLA -7||68-75||Push||0||10 h 0 m||Show|
As the conference battles enter the final stretch, we have a PAC 12 matchup here tonight between Oregon State and UCLA. The Beavers are just 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall. Oregon State has won two straight games after a four game losing streak. The Beavers have also covered just three of eight away games this season. UCLA saw its four game win streak snapped at Arizona State last time out, 79-88. The Bruins did beat Arizona on the road, 82-74 the game before. UCLA is also 4-2 ATS in their last six games. Bruins play two home games now before closing out the regular season with three road games. That makes these next two at home even more important. I look for UCLA to cover here tonight vs the Beavers. Take UCLA
|02-15-18||Middle Tennessee v. Southern Miss +7||72-62||Loss||-105||7 h 1 m||Show|
Conference USA matchup here today has Middle Tennessee State playing at Southern Miss. The Blue Raiders have won seven straight games and in fact have lost just a single game in conference play this year. They have lost three straight vs the number though. Southern Miss is coming off a win over Charlotte and has covered three straight. The Golden Eagles are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games and 21-8-1 ATS in their last 30 games vs a team with a winning road record. Southern Miss playing well of late and that leads me to take the points here tonight with the home dog. Play Southern Miss.
|02-15-18||William & Mary +4.5 v. Hofstra||84-90||Loss||-106||6 h 1 m||Show|
CAA action tonight has William & Mary (16-9 S/U, 14-6 ATS) playing at Hofstra (15-11 S/U, 9-12 ATS). The Tribe is 7-1 ATS in their last eight road games and 4-1 ATS in their last five overall. William & Mary now 9-5 S/U their last 14 games. The Hofstra Pride are just 14-36-1 ATS their last 51 home games. Hofstra has covered just two of their last seven overall games. I like the points here today with the road team. Take William & Mary.
|02-14-18||Seton Hall v. Xavier -5||Top||90-102||Win||100||7 h 25 m||Show|
Big East play finds a struggling Seton Hall playing at Xavier tonight. The Pirates have lost three straight games. In addition, Seton Hall is just 2-5 ATS in the last seven road games. Meanwhile, Xavier has won eight straight games and is 6-2 ATS in those contests. Xavier has lost just two conference games this season. I am very happy to see the line come out as Xavier minus 5-points. My own numbers have Xavier as a 8-point favorite on the season and 12-points in recent play. My top play is on the home team here, Xavier.
|02-14-18||St. John's -1 v. DePaul||77-76||Push||0||7 h 14 m||Show|
Big East play today has two teams that have had struggled off and on this season. St Johns brings a three-game win streak into today's contest. The Red Storm had lost 11 straight conference games before their modest win streak. This includes a home loss to this Depaul team back in early January, 74-91. Depaul snapped a three game losing streak with a win last game at Providence, 80-63. The Blue Demons are still just 2-6 in their last eight conference games. Two mediocre to bottom level conference teams with a line of St Johns 1.5. My numbers play a huge role in my decision here. I have a big edge to St Johns, especially in recent form numbers where they are as high as 10-points. I have great trust in my numbers, so I'm taking St Johns.
|02-14-18||Utah State +5.5 v. New Mexico||63-78||Loss||-100||7 h 8 m||Show|
Mountain West contest here has Utah State (14-12 S/U, 12-11 ATS) playing at New Mexico (12-14 S/U, 11-12 ATS). There was a time when playing at the PIT was the pits for visitors. Not quite so anymore, as New Mexico has seen losses at home this year to Tennessee Tech, New Mexico State, Arizona and recently, Boise State. The Lobos are just 7-6 in conference play with five left in the season. Utah State has won four of its last five conference games. The Aggies are coming off a nice home win over Boise State, 71-65 as a three-point dog. New Mexico is a 5-point chalk here tonight, but my numbers have Utah State favored in recent play and almost even for the year. I'll take the points with Utah State.
|02-14-18||Virginia Tech +12 v. Duke||52-74||Loss||-108||5 h 9 m||Show|
Two of the ACC heavyweights clash here on Wednesday as Virginia Tech (18-7 S/U, 13-8 ATS) plays at Duke (20-5 S/U, 14-9 ATS). Virginia Tech has won two straight and five of the last six. They are 7-5 in conference play. The Hokies have also covered five of their last six games. Duke has struggled of late, dropping two of its last three games. The Blue Devils just concluded a three-game road stint that saw losses at St Johns and North Carolina. Duke is now 8-4 in conference play. No doubt both of these clubs will be in the NCAA tourney, but today I like the points with Virginia Tech as Duke returns from a three-game road trip. Play Virginia Tech.
|02-13-18||Virginia v. Miami-FL +6||59-50||Loss||-106||7 h 9 m||Show|
Big ACC matchup here today between Virginia (23-2 S/U and 16-5 ATS) and Miami Florida (18-6 S/U, 9-10 ATS). Virginia is the top ranked team in the nation heading into tonight's contest, despite losing to Virginia Tech 60-61 in OT last Saturday. The Cavaliers haven't had it easy of late, with three of their last five games decided by four points or less. The Cavs are always at the top of the country in points allowed, so look for a low scoring game here today. Virginia is just 1-7 on the road at Miami. Miami knows how to play the upset role, last beating a No. 1 team in 2013 when they hosted Duke. I like the points here today. Take Miami.
|02-13-18||Kansas v. Iowa State +7||Top||83-77||Win||100||8 h 58 m||Show|
Kansas was ranked 10th in the country before losing at Baylor on Saturday, 64-80. The Jayhawks were never in that game and now must play their second game in a row on the road. Kansas is just 9-4 in Big 12 play now, having lost two of their last three games. They play at Iowa State tonight. The Cyclones have just four wins in conference play, but all four have come at home where they are 4-1 in Big 12 action their last five games. Iowa State is coming off a home win over Oklahoma, 88-80. I like taking the points here at home with a good home team like Iowa State. Play Iowa State
|02-12-18||Notre Dame +10.5 v. North Carolina||Top||66-83||Loss||-106||5 h 56 m||Show|
Notre Dame brings a modest two game win streak into today's game at North Carolina. The Irish have had a rough time in ACC play, going just 5-7 in conference play. North Carolina is 19-7 S/U on the year and 14-10 ATS. The Tar Heels are 8-5 in ACC play and 6-6-1 ATS. The line is a bit out of control right now at NCU -10.5 points. My number has the Tar Heels closer to six or seven points. The Irish should also be well rested for this contest, having played just two times in the last week and neither game very taxing. Irish also have revenge for a home loss they should have won against this NCU team. I'm taking the points here with Notre Dame.
|02-11-18||Illinois State +5.5 v. Valparaiso||58-74||Loss||-100||5 h 5 m||Show|
Missouri Valley action today has Illinois State (14-11 S/U, 10-11 ATS) playing at Valparaiso (12-14 S/U, 9-13 ATS). Illinois State brings a four game win streak into today's contest. They also have covered three of their last four. Valpo has struggled, losing two straight and seven of the last eight games. In addition, the club has covered just one game in their last six tries. My recent form numbers have Illinois State a favorite in this game. Take the points with the visitor. Play Illinois State.
|02-10-18||USC +5.5 v. Arizona||67-81||Loss||-105||12 h 2 m||Show|
A big PAC-12 conference game here today as USC (17-8 S/U, 16-9 ATS) plays at Arizona (19-6 S/U, 8-15 ATS). The Trojans would like to snap their two game road losing streak here today. USC had won six straight before their recent road losses. USC has also been good at covering spreads, going 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games. Arizona also comes into today with a two game losing streak after their home loss to UCLA, 74-82. The Wildcats have not been good at covering, going just 1-5 ATS in their last six and 2-8 ATS their last 10. My numbers have these teams very evenly matched. I like the way USC covers the spread, unlike Arizona. I'll take the points here with the dog. Take USC.
|02-10-18||Rider -10 v. Marist||89-79||Push||0||9 h 46 m||Show|
Metro Atlantic play has Rider ((18-7 S/U, 13-7 ATS) playing at Marist (5-20 S/U, 10-9 ATS) today. Rider has been very good, winning seven straight games and covering 10 of the last 13 games. It has not been a good year for Marist, winning just five games on the season. The team has lost seven of its last eight games in conference. They did hang close in their game at Rider though, losing just 57-60 and covering the double digit number. Rider has been very good covering on the road, evidenced by their 10-3 ATS mark. I don't see them having any issues covering this large number here today. Play Rider.
|02-10-18||Rutgers v. Nebraska -9.5||Top||55-67||Win||100||6 h 49 m||Show|
Big 10 conference play has Rutgers (12-14 S/U, 9-9 ATS) playing at Nebraska (18-8 S/U, 17-6 ATS). Rutgers has struggled in conference play, losing the last six games and eight of the last nine. The Scarlet Knights have also struggled to cover spread, going 1-5 ATS their last six games. They face a Nebraska team that has won four straight games and six of the last seven. The Huskers have also been great vs the number, covering six straight and going 13-1-1 their last 15 games. Nebraska is an excellent home team and should have little trouble covering this game today. Play Nebraska.
|02-10-18||Loyola-Chicago -3.5 v. Indiana State||75-71||Win||100||4 h 48 m||Show|
Loyola Chicago has had an excellent season, posting a 20-5 S/U record and 14-6 ATS mark. The Ramblers have covered nine of their last 10 games and are 30-12-1 ATS their last 43 road games vs a team with a winning home record. Indiana State is 12-13 and coming off a home blowout loss to Missouri State, 62-81. It was the teams second consecutive loss on its home court. My recent form numbers have Loyola a double digit favorite here today. The Ramblers are just too good for the Sycamores today and I'll lay the points with Loyola Chicago.
|02-10-18||Fordham v. Duquesne -8.5||80-57||Loss||-100||2 h 48 m||Show|
Early action on Saturday has Fordham (5-14 S/U, 3-7 ATS) playing at Duquesne (15-10 S/U, 10-7 ATS). Fordham has had a tough time in Atlantic 10 conference play, winning just three of their 11 games both S/U and ATS. They have also covered just Two games on the road this season. Duquesne looks to snap a two-game losing streak today. The Dukes have been sharp on their home court, posting a 5-1 ATS record their last six games. Duquesne just the much better team here and should have no trouble covering this line. Play Duquesne.
|02-09-18||Kent State +6 v. Ball State||Top||68-87||Loss||-105||9 h 48 m||Show|
Friday MAC action has Kent (12-12 S/U, 10-8 ATS) playing at Ball State (15-9 S/U, 7-11 ATS). Kent enters play tonight 6-5 in conference play. Kent had covered five straight before dropping their last two. Ball State is also 6-5 in conference play, but only 2-9 ATS. Ball State has had trouble covering at home lately, dropping their last four on their own court against the number. My recent form numbers have Ball State from one to three point favorite. Line just too high on the home club here tonight. Play Kent State.
|02-09-18||Minnesota v. Indiana -6.5||56-80||Win||100||7 h 8 m||Show|
BIG 10 action has Minnesota (14-12 S/U, 9-15 ATS) playing at Indiana (13-12 S/U, 15-10 ATS). Both these clubs in the mid to lower part of the conference standings. With lots of good teams in the Big 10, a .500 record just won't cut it. Minnesota has been horrible of late, losing six straight and going 2-9 in conference play. In addition, they have covered just once in their last six and twice in their last 10. Indiana has won just one game in their five, but have covered five of their last six. The Hoosiers have been a good covering team, now 8-3 ATS in their 11 conference games. This is my top play for Friday and it's on Indiana.
|02-08-18||Washington State v. Oregon State -9||62-94||Win||100||9 h 32 m||Show|
PAC-12 action tonight has Washington State (9-13 S/U, 9-12 ATS) playing at Oregon State (11-11 S/U, 8-14 ATS). Washington State is the worst team in the PAC-12, winning just one game and losing nine games in conference play. The Cougars have been horrible on the road, going 0-7 ATS in their last seven games and 0-5 in their last conference road games. Oregon State should have an excellent chance here tonight to snap its four game losing streak. The Beavers have been decent at home, covering three of their last five. Pretty big number here for the Beavers to cover tonight, but against this Cougars team, should be no problem. Play Oregon State.
|02-08-18||Portland State v. Montana -8||Top||60-80||Win||100||7 h 3 m||Show|
My Big Sky conference GOY here tonight has Portland State playing at Montana. Portland State has covered just one time in their last six games. The club is also just 4-6 S/U in conference play. Montana is 18-5 on the season and a very nice 15-5 ATS. The Grizzlies are unbeaten in conference, with a perfect 11-0 Record. They are also impressive vs the number, with a 9-1-1 ATS mark. In fact, the Grizzlies have yet to fail to cover on their home court this year. Portland State might also be without one of its leading scorers tonight in guard Deontae North, who is facing a possible suspension. With or without North, I like Montana in a big win here tonight. Play Montana
|02-08-18||Tulane v. Tulsa -7||89-91||Loss||-102||5 h 1 m||Show|
American Athletic Association play tonight has Tulane (13-9 /U, 7-10 ATS) at Tulsa (13-10 S/U, 13-7 ATS). Tulane will try and snap a three game spread losing streak tonight at Tulsa. The Green Wave are just 4-6 in conference play this season both S/U and ATS. Meanwhile, Tulsa has won two straight in conference play and is 5-1 ATS their last six. The Golden Hurricane is 6-5 in conference play. Tulsa has been a good home team, going 5-1 their last six on their home court. Lay the points with the home team tonight. Play Tulsa.
|02-07-18||California v. Colorado -10||64-68||Loss||-105||10 h 34 m||Show|
PAC-12 action tonight has California (8-17 S/U, 9-12 ATS) playing at Colorado (13-10 S/U, 11-11 ATS). The Bears finally got a win in conference play last game with a home win over Oregon State, 74-70. The win snapped a nine game conference losing streak. They haven't done much better vs the number, going 3-7 ATS their last 10 games. Colorado hasn't been much better, winning at home last time over Utah, 67-55. The Buffs have been decent at home, going 4-1 S/U and ATS in conference. This is strictly a home play here on Colorado. They play excellent at home and Cal is just a terrible team. Play Colorado.
|02-07-18||Kansas State v. Texas -5||67-64||Loss||-105||7 h 33 m||Show|
Big 12 action tonight has Kansas State (16-7 S/U, 8-12 ATS) playing at Texas (15-8 S/U, 11-8 ATS). Kansas State is 6-5 in conference play (2-3 on the road). The Cats have not covered in any of their last three games. In addition, they have scored 56, 56 and 51 in their last three games. Texas is 3-1 in their last four games and 4-0 ATS. The Longhorns are also 6-5 in conference S/U but have a better spread record at 8-3 ATS. My recent form numbers have Texas as a double digit favorite here tonight. I like the Longhorns on their home court. Play Texas.
|02-07-18||Marquette v. Seton Hall -6||88-85||Loss||-102||6 h 33 m||Show|
Big East Conference matchup tonight as Marquette (14-10 S/U, 10-12 ATS) takes on Seton Hall (17-6 S/U, 11-12). Marquette looks to snap a four game losing streak tonight. They lost three straight at home and are now 4-7 in conference play. Now they take to the road for three straight games. Seton Hall is coming off a road loss at Villanova, 76-92. The Pirates have been almost perfect at home this year, posting a 11-1 record. Lay the points with the home team here tonight. Play Seton Hall.
|02-06-18||Nebraska +3 v. Minnesota||Top||91-85||Win||100||10 h 44 m||Show|
A Big 10 conference game has Nebraska (17-8 S/U, 16-6 ATS) playing at Minnesota (14-11 S/U, 9-14 ATS). Nebraska comes into play tonight with a three game win streak. They have also won five of their last six games. They have done even better vs the number, going 5-0 their last five and 12-1-1 ATS their last 14. Minnesota, conversely, has a five game losing streak and has lost eight of the last nine. The Gophers are also 1-4 ATS their last five and 1-7 ATS their last eight. Not sure how the Oddsmaker has Minnesota as a three-point favorite. My recent numbers how Nebraska as a double-digit favorite. This is a big play for me tonight. Take Nebraska.
|02-06-18||Miami-OH +8 v. Western Michigan||64-68||Win||100||8 h 53 m||Show|
MAC action here tonight has a pair of 13 win teams facing off as Miami Ohio plays at Western Michigan. Miami has won two straight games and four of the last five. They are just 6-4 S/U in MAC play and 6-3-1 ATS. Western Michigan is coming off a road loss to Buffalo 86-92. They are now 5-5 in conference play and 5-5 ATS. These clubs are pretty evenly matched here tonight, I'm a bit surprised the odds are now 8-points on Western. I think that is just too much. Take Miami Ohio
|02-06-18||Pennsylvania +5.5 v. Princeton||82-65||Win||100||7 h 53 m||Show|
A classic Ivy league basketball meeting here today as Penn takes on Princeton. The Quakers have won three straight and six of their last seven games. They are 5-0 in conference play, 3-2 ATS. These teams opened Ivy play back on Jan 6 with Penn taking the game on their home court, 76-70 as a 4.5-point favorite. Princeton is 15-6 on the season and is coming off a OT loss at home to Brown, 100-102. The loss drops the Tigers back to 3-2 in conference play, 2-3 ATS. After tonight's contest, Princeton will hit the road for a four-game road stint. Penn has the edge this year against their long time hoop rivals. Getting 5.5 points is just a bonus. Take Penn.
|02-05-18||Bucknell -7.5 v. Lehigh||89-92||Loss||-105||7 h 4 m||Show|
Patriot League Action here on Monday as Bucknell (17-8 S/U, 3-2 ATS) plays at Lehigh (10-13 S/U, 1-1 ATS). Not a lot of spreads posted on these clubs, but Bucknell has more at 3-2 ATS on the season, They are 2-1ATS in conference and have just one loss against 11 wins overall. Bucknell has had little trouble in the conference, even on the road where they have won their conference road games by 12, 20, 8, 12, 5 and 17. All but one above today's 7.5-point posted number. Lehigh hasn't fared so well in conference, going just 5-7 on the season. These clubs met back in early January with Bucknell winning on their home court, 78-65. Bucknell is just the much better team here and I don't mind laying this price on the road.
|02-03-18||Pacific -5 v. Pepperdine||81-72||Win||100||11 h 1 m||Show|
West Coast conference matchup here tonight late as Pacific (11-13 S/U, 12-9 ATS) takes on Pepperdine (4-19 S/U, 6-16). Pepperdine definitely the worst in this conference having won just four times on the season and and once in conference. That lone win came at home over Loyola Marymount, 71-70. The team is also doing terribly against the spread, covering just one time in their last nine attempts. Meanwhile, Pacific has covered eight of their last 10 with a push. Pacific the much better team here and with four days off before Gonzaga I don't see any look ahead. Play Pacific.
|02-03-18||Drake v. Bradley -7.5||Top||78-68||Loss||-105||9 h 1 m||Show|
Missouri Valley conference game here today has Drake (12-12 S/U, 12-8 ATS) playing at Bradley (17-7 S/U, 13-7 ATS). Drake tries to snap a three-game losing streak this evening at Bradley. Drake is 6-4 in conference play and 6-4 ATS. Bradley comes into tonight riding a four game win streak. They have also covered their last four gaems. Bradley has yet to lose against the spread at home this year, posting a 8-0-1 ATS mark. That's pretty impressive as they play at such a high level on their home court. I'll take Bradley tonight and lay the points.
|02-03-18||Kansas State +8.5 v. West Virginia||51-89||Loss||-103||7 h 43 m||Show|
Big 12 action today has Kansas State (16-6 S/U, 8-11 ATS) playing at West Virginia (16-6 S/U, 8-10 ATS). Kansas State coming off a home loss to their intra state rivals Kansas, 56-70. The loss dropped the Wild Cats to 6-4 in conference play. West Virginia looks to turn things around. After a excellent non-conference schedule that saw the club lose just one game, they are 5-5 in conference play and losers of three straight. In addition, they are 0-3 ATS their last three and 2-5 ATS their last seven. West Virginia is a eight point favorite here today, but I have them a favorite over West Virginia, at least in recent form (last eight games). I like the points here against a struggling West Virginia team. Play Kansas State.
|02-03-18||Minnesota v. Michigan -12||73-76||Loss||-105||5 h 3 m||Show|
: Big 10 action today has Minnesota (14-10 S/U, 8-14 ATS) playing at Michigan (18-6 S/U, 12-8 ATS). The Golden Gophers have had a tough time in conference play, losing four straight and going 2-7 overall. They haven't done any better vs the number, losing four straight and going 2-7 ATS. This team has to be tired, they have played just one home game in their last six games. That takes a toll on any team. Michigan has been fair in conference play, going 6-3 S/U and 6-2-1 ATS. The Wolverines have lost just one home game this entire season, that coming on Jan 9th to Purdue, 69-70. Michigan laying double digits here on Saturday should be no trouble for this Wolverine team against a road weary Gopher squad. Take Michigan.
|02-03-18||Missouri State v. Loyola-Chicago -6.5||75-97||Win||100||5 h 43 m||Show|
Missouri Valley conference play today has Missouri State (15-9 S/U, 8-12 ATS) playing at Loyola Chicago (18-5 S/U, 12-6 ATS). Missouri State will try and snap a four game losing streak today. The Bears are 4-11 ATS their last 15 Saturday games, 0-4 ATS in their last four road games and 0-8 ATS their last eight overall (including conference play). Loyola Chicago is coming off a rare loss at Bradley, 67-69. The Ramblers had won seven straight games before that setback. The Ramblers are now 8-2 in conference play and 7-3 ATS. LCU is also 11-5-1 ATS their last 17 vs a team with a .600 or above win percentage. I like Loyola a lot here today. Play the home club.