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Udog
03-21-2015, 07:13 AM
Trends and Indexes

Saturday, March 21

Good Luck on day #80 of 2015!

NOTE:
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Udog
03-21-2015, 07:17 AM
NCAAB
Dunkel

Saturday, March 21


Georgia State vs Xavier

Game 511-512
March 21, 2015 @ 6:10 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Georgia State
61.108
Xavier
65.966
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Xavier
by 5
137
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Xavier
by 7 1/2
132
Dunkel Pick:
Georgia State
(+7 1/2); Over

Arkansas vs North Carolina

Game 513-514
March 21, 2015 @ 8:40 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Arkansas
64.183
North Carolina
66.182
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
North Carolina
by 2 1/2
164
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
North Carolina
by 4 1/2
157
Dunkel Pick:
Arkansas
(+4 1/2); Over

Butler vs Notre Dame

Game 515-516
March 21, 2015 @ 9:40 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Butler
63.638
Notre Dame
70.332
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Notre Dame
by 6 1/2
128
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Notre Dame
by 4 1/2
133 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
Notre Dame
(-4 1/2); Under

North Carolina State vs Villanova

Game 517-518
March 21, 2015 @ 7:10 pm

Dunkel Rating:
North Carolina St
65.727
Villanova
76.809
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Villanova
by 11
135
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Villanova
by 9 1/2
139
Dunkel Pick:
Villanova
(-9 1/2); Under

UAB vs UCLA

Game 519-520
March 21, 2015 @ 12:10 pm

Dunkel Rating:
UAB
57.235
UCLA
65.667
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
UCLA
by 8 1/2
128
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
UCLA
by 6
133
Dunkel Pick:
UCLA
(-6); Under

Cincinnati vs Kentucky

Game 521-522
March 21, 2015 @ 2:40 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Cincinnati
66.523
Kentucky
85.754
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Kentucky
by 19
114
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Kentucky
by 16 1/2
118 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
Kentucky
(-16 1/2); Under

Ohio State vs Arizona

Game 523-524
March 21, 2015 @ 5:15 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Ohio State
67.584
Arizona
73.910
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Arizona
by 6 1/2
145
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Arizona
by 9
139
Dunkel Pick:
Ohio State
(+9); Over

Utah vs Georgetown

Game 525-526
March 21, 2015 @ 7:45 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Utah
67.872
Georgetown
66.572
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Utah
by 1 1/2
128
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Utah
by 4 1/2
124 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
Georgetown
(+4 1/2); Over

Alabama vs Miami (Fla.)

Game 527-528
March 21, 2015 @ 11:00 am

Dunkel Rating:
Alabama
61.131
Miami (Fla.)
68.204
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Miami (Fla.)
by 7
129
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Miami (Fla.)
by 4 1/2
135 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
Miami (Fla.)
(-4 1/2); Under

Canisius vs Bowling Green

Game 535-536
March 21, 2015 @ 1:00 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Canisius
52.430
Bowling Green
62.454
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Bowling Green
by 10
131
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Bowling Green
by 8
135 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
Bowling Green
(-8); Under

UT Martin vs South Carolina Upstate

Game 537-538
March 21, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Dunkel Rating:
UT Martin
55.630
South Carolina Up
54.286
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
UT Martin
by 1 1/2
149
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
South Carolina Up
by 3 1/2
143
Dunkel Pick:
UT Martin
(+3 1/2); Over

UL Lafayette vs Sam Houston State

Game 539-540
March 21, 2015 @ 3:00 pm

Dunkel Rating:
UL Lafayette
55.058
Sam Houston State
59.146
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Sam Houston State
by 4
154
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Sam Houston State
by 6
148 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
UL Lafayette
(+6); Over

Northern Arizona vs Sacramento State

Game 541-542
March 21, 2015 @ 10:00 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Northern Arizona
55.526
Sacramento State
54.666
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Northern Arizona
by 1
151
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Sacramento State
by 3 1/2
146 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
Northern Arizona
(+3 1/2); Over

Udog
03-21-2015, 07:20 AM
NCAAB
Long Sheet

Saturday, March 21

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GEORGIA ST (25 - 9) vs. XAVIER (22 - 13) - 3/21/2015, 7:10 PM
Top Trends for this game.
GEORGIA ST is 7-16 ATS (-10.6 Units) after a non-conference game over the last 2 seasons.
GEORGIA ST is 7-16 ATS (-10.6 Units) in non-conference games over the last 2 seasons.
XAVIER is 19-8 ATS (+10.2 Units) in a NCAA tournament games since 1997.
XAVIER is 192-150 ATS (+27.0 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.
XAVIER is 116-84 ATS (+23.6 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games since 1997.
XAVIER is 1-9 ATS (-8.9 Units) when playing with one or less days rest over the last 2 seasons.


Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.




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ARKANSAS (27 - 8) vs. N CAROLINA (25 - 11) - 3/21/2015, 9:40 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.




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BUTLER (23 - 10) vs. NOTRE DAME (30 - 5) - 3/21/2015, 9:40 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NOTRE DAME is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) in road games when playing with one or less days rest over the last 3 seasons.
BUTLER is 62-30 ATS (+29.0 Units) in all neutral court games since 1997.
BUTLER is 48-30 ATS (+15.0 Units) in March games since 1997.
BUTLER is 127-93 ATS (+24.7 Units) after a non-conference game since 1997.
BUTLER is 62-30 ATS (+29.0 Units) when playing on a neutral court since 1997.
BUTLER is 24-12 ATS (+10.8 Units) in non-conference games over the last 3 seasons.
BUTLER is 154-117 ATS (+25.3 Units) after allowing 60 points or less since 1997.
BUTLER is 10-2 ATS (+7.8 Units) in road games after scoring 60 points or less over the last 3 seasons.
BUTLER is 68-38 ATS (+26.2 Units) in all tournament games since 1997.
BUTLER is 20-8 ATS (+11.2 Units) in a NCAA tournament games since 1997.
BUTLER is 186-147 ATS (+24.3 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.
NOTRE DAME is 12-22 ATS (-12.2 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.


Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.




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NC STATE (21 - 13) vs. VILLANOVA (33 - 2) - 3/21/2015, 7:10 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.




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UAB (20 - 15) vs. UCLA (21 - 13) - 3/21/2015, 3:10 PM
Top Trends for this game.
UCLA is 41-29 ATS (+9.1 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
UCLA is 41-29 ATS (+9.1 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
UCLA is 30-15 ATS (+13.5 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
UCLA is 9-2 ATS (+6.8 Units) in road games in March games over the last 2 seasons.
UCLA is 12-3 ATS (+8.7 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games this season.
UAB is 18-6 ATS (+11.4 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
UAB is 55-35 ATS (+16.5 Units) revenging a road loss vs opponent since 1997.
UAB is 9-2 ATS (+6.8 Units) after allowing 60 points or less this season.
UAB is 31-15 ATS (+14.5 Units) in road games after scoring 60 points or less since 1997.
UAB is 14-5 ATS (+8.5 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
UAB is 11-1 ATS (+9.9 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games this season.
UCLA is 5-16 ATS (-12.6 Units) as a neutral court favorite of 6.5 to 9 points since 1997.
UCLA is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) in road games after a non-conference game this season.


Head-to-Head Series History
UAB is 1-0 against the spread versus UCLA over the last 3 seasons
UCLA is 1-0 straight up against UAB over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons




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CINCINNATI (23 - 10) vs. KENTUCKY (35 - 0) - 3/21/2015, 5:40 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.




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OHIO ST (24 - 10) vs. ARIZONA (32 - 3) - 3/21/2015, 8:15 PM
Top Trends for this game.
OHIO ST is 1-8 ATS (-7.8 Units) in all neutral court games over the last 2 seasons.
OHIO ST is 2-10 ATS (-9.0 Units) in March games over the last 2 seasons.
OHIO ST is 1-8 ATS (-7.8 Units) when playing on a neutral court over the last 2 seasons.
ARIZONA is 22-13 ATS (+7.7 Units) in all games this season.
ARIZONA is 22-13 ATS (+7.7 Units) in all lined games this season.
ARIZONA is 21-13 ATS (+6.7 Units) as a favorite this season.
ARIZONA is 35-24 ATS (+8.6 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
ARIZONA is 11-4 ATS (+6.6 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games this season.
OHIO ST is 226-183 ATS (+24.7 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.


Head-to-Head Series History
ARIZONA is 1-0 against the spread versus OHIO ST over the last 3 seasons
OHIO ST is 1-0 straight up against ARIZONA over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons




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UTAH (25 - 8) vs. GEORGETOWN (22 - 10) - 3/21/2015, 10:45 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.




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ALABAMA (19 - 14) at MIAMI (22 - 12) - 3/21/2015, 11:00 AM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.




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CANISIUS (17 - 14) at BOWLING GREEN (21 - 11) - 3/21/2015, 1:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.




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TENN-MARTIN (19 - 12) at USC UPSTATE (24 - 11) - 3/21/2015, 5:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.




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LA-LAFAYETTE (21 - 13) at SAM HOUSTON ST (26 - 8) - 3/21/2015, 7:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
LA-LAFAYETTE is 9-22 ATS (-15.2 Units) as a road underdog of 3.5 to 6 points since 1997.


Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.




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N ARIZONA (20 - 14) at SACRAMENTO ST (21 - 11) - 3/21/2015, 10:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
N ARIZONA is 18-10 ATS (+7.0 Units) in all games this season.
N ARIZONA is 18-10 ATS (+7.0 Units) in all lined games this season.
N ARIZONA is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) in road games this season.
N ARIZONA is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) in road lined games this season.
N ARIZONA is 12-5 ATS (+6.5 Units) against conference opponents this season.
N ARIZONA is 8-1 ATS (+6.9 Units) in March games over the last 2 seasons.
N ARIZONA is 8-2 ATS (+5.8 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
SACRAMENTO ST is 22-39 ATS (-20.9 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.


Head-to-Head Series History
N ARIZONA is 3-2 against the spread versus SACRAMENTO ST over the last 3 seasons
N ARIZONA is 4-2 straight up against SACRAMENTO ST over the last 3 seasons
4 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons




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Udog
03-21-2015, 07:24 AM
NCAAB

Saturday, March 21

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Trend Report
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11:00 AM
ALABAMA vs. MIAMI
Alabama is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Alabama's last 9 games on the road
Miami is 2-8-1 ATS in its last 11 games at home
Miami is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games

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MARCH 21, 12:10 PM
UAB vs. UCLA
No trends available
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of UCLA's last 16 games
UCLA is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

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MARCH 21, 1:00 PM
CANISIUS vs. BOWLING GREEN
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Canisius's last 7 games on the road
Canisius is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Bowling Green is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Bowling Green's last 5 games

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MARCH 21, 2:40 PM
CINCINNATI vs. KENTUCKY
No trends available
Kentucky is 8-2-1 ATS in its last 11 games
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

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MARCH 21, 3:00 PM
LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE vs. SAM HOUSTON STATE
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 6 games on the road
Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
No trends available

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MARCH 21, 5:15 PM
OHIO STATE vs. ARIZONA
No trends available
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

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MARCH 21, 6:00 PM
TENNESSEE-MARTIN vs. USC UPSTATE
Tennessee-Martin is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tennessee-Martin's last 6 games on the road
No trends available

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MARCH 21, 6:10 PM
GEORGIA STATE vs. XAVIER
No trends available
Xavier is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Xavier's last 11 games

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MARCH 21, 7:10 PM
NORTH CAROLINA STATE vs. VILLANOVA
No trends available
Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

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MARCH 21, 7:45 PM
UTAH vs. GEORGETOWN
No trends available
Georgetown is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Georgetown is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

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MARCH 21, 8:40 PM
ARKANSAS vs. NORTH CAROLINA
No trends available
North Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of North Carolina's last 9 games

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MARCH 21, 9:40 PM
BUTLER vs. NOTRE DAME
No trends available
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Notre Dame's last 7 games
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

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MARCH 21, 10:00 PM
NORTHERN ARIZONA vs. SACRAMENTO STATE
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Arizona's last 6 games when playing on the road against Sacramento State
Northern Arizona is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Sacramento State
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Sacramento State's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento State's last 6 games at home


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Udog
03-21-2015, 07:28 AM
Saturday's NCAAB tournament betting cheat sheet

SOUTH REGION:

(14) UAB Blazers vs. (11) UCLA Bruins (-6, 133)

The Blazers stifled Iowa State's potent attack by dominating the boards, limiting second chances for the Cyclones and picking up plenty of their own. William Lee had 12 rebounds and Tyler Madison secured 11 in just 14 minutes off the bench, nine of which came on the offensive end. UAB struggled from long-distance with a 3-of-18 showing, but Brown hit a big one on the final minute to help the Blazers produce a second-round upset of a No. 3 seed for the third straight season.

Bryce Alford was 9-of-11 from 3-point range while becoming the 10th player to reach that mark in a tournament game and the first since 2012, a masterful performance that pleased his father, head coach Steve Alford. "Well, nobody's been critiqued any more than he has on our basketball team throughout the year, and he's been very consistent," the elder Alford said.

TRENDS:

* Under is 8-2 in Bruins last 10 games following a S.U. win.
* Blazers are 5-1 ATS in their last six neutral site games.
* Bruins are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall.


(5) Utah Utes vs. (4) Georgetown Hoyas (+4.5, 125.5)

The Utes committed 17 turnovers Thursday - one shy of their season high, but junior guard Brandon Taylor (10.4 points per game) told reporters: "I think we got the jitters out." Utah needs stronger games from Taylor and senior guard Delon Wright (team bests of 14.8 points and 5.2 assists), who combined to shoot 3-for-12 from the field and record 10 turnovers.

The Hoyas enter their first meeting with Utah after ending a five-game NCAA Tournament losing streak against double-digit seeds. "We just have to go out and prepare for a very tough Utah team,'' coach John Thompson III said. "You keep doing your business, you keep doing what you're supposed to do, eventually people will be quiet (about the streak).''

TRENDS:

* Utes are 21-6-2 ATS in their last 29 non-conference games.
* Hoyas are 2-11 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS win.
* Over is 4-1 in Hoyas last five non-conference games.


MIDWEST REGION:

(8) Cincinnati Bearcats vs. (1) Kentucky Wildcats (-16.5, 118.5)

“We’ll go out there with a lot of confidence,” Bearcats guard Kevin Johnson told reporters. “We’ve got nothing to lose. That’s not a bad position to be in.” Cincinnati joins Kentucky among the top defenses in the country, but must deal with a balanced Wildcats squad that has won 35 games by an average of 21 points.

Freshman Karl-Anthony Towns rebounded from making only three field goals combined in his previous two games to drain 8-of-12 from the field and produce his eighth double-double of the season against Hampton. Leading scorer Aaron Harrison (11.1) registered only three points on 0-of-5 shooting and backcourt mate Devin Booker (10.2) was 1-of-6 against Hampton.

TRENDS:

* Bearcats are 1-6 ATS in their last seven neutral site games.
* Bearcats are 0-4 ATS in their last four NCAA Tournament games.
* Wildcats are 12-3-3 ATS in their last 18 neutral site games.


(6) Butler Bulldgos vs. (3) Notre Dame Fighting Irish (-4.5, 133.5)

The Bulldogs defeated the Longhorns despite shooting 33.3 percent, missing nine of their 13 3-pointers and collecting a total of five offensive rebounds on 32 missed shots en route to a 41-28 deficit on the boards. “We've been able to grind out a lot of wins,” Butler coach Chris Holtmann told the media. “It was a back-and-forth game. ... I can't give our guys enough credit for grinding out this one. To have five field goals in the second half and come away with the win says a lot about them.”

The Fighting Irish enter this matchup having won six in a row overall, although they have not defeated their Indiana rival since 1990, losing each of the last six matchups. They will have a good chance of snapping that streak if they can get another standout performance from Zach Auguste, who shot 10-of-14 for 25 points in Thursday's hard-fought 69-65 win over No. 14 Northeastern.

TRENDS:

* Fighting Irish are 0-7 ATS in their last seven NCAA Tournament games.
* Bulldogs are 7-0 ATS in their last seven vs. Atlantic Coast.
* Over is 5-0 in Fighting Irish last five vs. Big East.


WEST REGION:

(10) Ohio State Buckeyes vs. (2) Arizona Wildcats (-9, 140)

Buckeyes guard D’Angelo Russell scored 28 in a 75-72 overtime win over VCU on Thursday and is averaging 19.6 points, 5.6 boards and five assists. Russell (666) passed former Ohio State star Michael Redd (638) for most points by a freshman in school history and now faces a talented squad that was unhappy with its defense in its tournament opener. “I think the point is that we have to get back to being an excellent defensive team, which takes a lot of effort and concentration,” Arizona coach Sean Miller said at his postgame press conference. “We certainly can do it.”

Wildcats star Stanley Johnson had 22 points in a 93-72 victory over Texas Southern on Thursday to continue his strong season and is averaging 14.3 points and 6.5 rebounds. Forward Brandon Ashley missed the NCAA Tournament last season due to a foot injury and he had 14 points against Texas Southern to continue his strong late-season play. Ashley is averaging 18.2 points with three 20-point outings over the last six games to raise his season average to 12.4, second on the squad behind Johnson.

TRENDS:

* Buckeyes are 2-11 ATS in their last 13 neutral site games.
* Over is 7-0 in Buckeyes last seven non-conference games.
* Wildcats are 1-4 ATS in their last five NCAA Tournament games.


(14) Georgia State Panthers vs. (6) Xavier Musketeers (-6.5, 133)

R.J. Hunter hit the shot, Ron Hunter hit the floor and Georgia State hit this NCAA Tournament with one of the most dramatic comebacks in recent memory, but the next challenge awaits. Somehow the Panthers – playing in their first NCAA Tournament in 14 years – advanced despite leading scorer R.J. Hunter (19.6 points per game) missing seven of his first eight shots and second-leading scorer Ryan Harrow not playing due to a hamstring injury.

The Musketeers shoot 47.3 percent from the field and average 16.3 assists per contest, leading the Big East in both categories, and Matt Stainbrook’s 12.2 points and 6.9 rebounds per game provide Xavier a formidable inside presence. Guard Trevon Bluiett finished second in the conference among freshmen in scoring at 11.5 points per game. Davis averages 6.1 assists (12th nationally) and is fifth on the school’s career assist list.

TRENDS:

* Under is 9-2 in Panthers last 11 games following a S.U. win.
* Under is 5-0 in Musketeers last five neutral site games.
* Panthers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.


(5) Arkansas Razorbacks vs. (4) North Carolina Tar Heels (-4.5, 157)

Two teams that barely avoided the upset bug in the NCAA Tournament’s round of 64 meet Saturday when No. 5 seed Arkansas faces fourth-seeded North Carolina in Jacksonville, Fla. The Razorbacks advanced with a 56-53 win over No. 12 seed Wofford, while the Tar Heels needed four points by Justin Jackson in the final minute to edge Harvard 67-65. “It’s the luckiest I’ve ever felt after a basketball game in my entire life,” North Carolina coach Roy Williams told reporters.

Williams can become the 15th coach in Division I history to win 750 games with a victory over Arkansas, but the Tar Heels will need a complete effort to get past the Razorbacks. Both teams average at least 77 points and bring plenty of star power to the floor, starting with SEC Player of the Year Bobby Portis (17.5 points, 8.8 rebounds), who led Arkansas to its conference championship game. Portis should be tested by a formidable Tar Heels frontline led by Jackson and Brice Johnson, who averages a team-high 7.7 rebounds.

TRENDS:

* Razorbacks are 1-6 ATS in their last seven vs. Atlantic Coast.
* Tar Heels are 0-4 ATS in their last four NCAA Tournament games.
* Under is 5-1 in Razorbacks last six neutral site games.


EAST REGION:

(8) North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. (1) Villanova Wildcats (-9.5, 139)

Villanova may have been considered by some as the most likely No. 1 seed to be bounced from the NCAA Tournament early, but were among the most dominant teams to take the floor in its first game. The Wildcats look to extend their school-record winning streak to 17 games Friday when they meet North Carolina State in the third round at Pittsburgh. Villanova routed No. 16 Lafayette 93-52 on Thursday, rolling to the second-largest margin of victory in its tournament history.

The Wildcats, who have not advanced past the first weekend in four NCAAs since a Final Four berth in 2009, amassed their best offensive output at the Big Dance since a 101-point outburst in a win over LIU Brooklyn in 1997. The eighth-seeded Wolfpack overcame a late 14-point second-half deficit against LSU on Thursday to edge the Tigers 66-65. "It's crazy being on the other end this year; this is a whole lot better,” N.C. State guard Ralston Turner told The News & Observer after the Wolfpack were unable to hold a late 14-point lead before losing in overtime to Saint Louis in the second round of last year’s tournament.

TRENDS:

* Wolfpack are 2-6 ATS in their last eight non-conference games.
* Under is 10-2 in Wolfpack last 12 NCAA Tournament games.
* Wildcats are 6-2 ATS in their last eight neutral site games.

Udog
03-21-2015, 07:34 AM
NBA
Long Sheet

Saturday, March 21

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BROOKLYN (28 - 39) at INDIANA (30 - 38) - 3/21/2015, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
BROOKLYN is 47-34 ATS (+9.6 Units) revenging a loss vs opponent over the last 2 seasons.
BROOKLYN is 12-4 ATS (+7.6 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
INDIANA is 23-37 ATS (-17.7 Units) second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
INDIANA is 7-21 ATS (-16.1 Units) in March games over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
INDIANA is 4-4 against the spread versus BROOKLYN over the last 3 seasons
INDIANA is 5-3 straight up against BROOKLYN over the last 3 seasons
5 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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CHICAGO (42 - 28) at DETROIT (24 - 44) - 3/21/2015, 7:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CHICAGO is 60-79 ATS (-26.9 Units) as a favorite over the last 3 seasons.
CHICAGO is 17-32 ATS (-18.2 Units) after scoring 105 points or more over the last 3 seasons.
CHICAGO is 12-21 ATS (-11.1 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
CHICAGO is 42-28 ATS (+11.2 Units) revenging a loss vs opponent over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 68-82 ATS (-22.2 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 29-46 ATS (-21.6 Units) in home games over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 150-189 ATS (-57.9 Units) after scoring 85 points or less since 1996.
DETROIT is 17-32 ATS (-18.2 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
DETROIT is 6-4 against the spread versus CHICAGO over the last 3 seasons
CHICAGO is 7-3 straight up against DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
5 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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PORTLAND (44 - 23) at MEMPHIS (48 - 21) - 3/21/2015, 8:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
MEMPHIS is 7-3 against the spread versus PORTLAND over the last 3 seasons
MEMPHIS is 8-2 straight up against PORTLAND over the last 3 seasons
5 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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PHOENIX (36 - 33) at HOUSTON (46 - 22) - 3/21/2015, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
HOUSTON is 40-27 ATS (+10.3 Units) in all games this season.
HOUSTON is 29-17 ATS (+10.3 Units) as a favorite this season.
HOUSTON is 23-12 ATS (+9.8 Units) in home games this season.
HOUSTON is 27-13 ATS (+12.7 Units) in home games after a win by 10 points or more over the last 3 seasons.
HOUSTON is 26-13 ATS (+11.7 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 24-13 ATS (+9.7 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game this season.
HOUSTON is 13-5 ATS (+7.5 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game - 2nd half of the season this season.
PHOENIX is 87-60 ATS (+21.0 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
PHOENIX is 39-25 ATS (+11.5 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
PHOENIX is 47-25 ATS (+19.5 Units) in road games over the last 2 seasons.
PHOENIX is 52-35 ATS (+13.5 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game over the last 2 seasons.
PHOENIX is 16-6 ATS (+9.4 Units) in road games versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game - 2nd half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
PHOENIX is 52-35 ATS (+13.5 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 99+ points/game over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 90-122 ATS (-44.2 Units) in home games against Pacific division opponents since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
HOUSTON is 6-4 against the spread versus PHOENIX over the last 3 seasons
HOUSTON is 7-3 straight up against PHOENIX over the last 3 seasons
6 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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UTAH (31 - 37) at GOLDEN STATE (55 - 13) - 3/21/2015, 10:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
GOLDEN STATE is 38-26 ATS (+9.4 Units) in all games this season.
GOLDEN STATE is 35-21 ATS (+11.9 Units) as a favorite this season.
GOLDEN STATE is 20-8 ATS (+11.2 Units) as a home favorite of 6.5 to 9 points over the last 3 seasons.
GOLDEN STATE is 23-9 ATS (+13.1 Units) in home games this season.
GOLDEN STATE is 22-13 ATS (+7.7 Units) after a win by 10 points or more this season.
GOLDEN STATE is 26-17 ATS (+7.3 Units) after scoring 105 points or more this season.
UTAH is 38-29 ATS (+6.1 Units) in all games this season.
UTAH is 29-19 ATS (+8.1 Units) as an underdog this season.
UTAH is 21-12 ATS (+7.8 Units) in road games this season.
GOLDEN STATE is 2-10 ATS (-9.0 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record - 2nd half of the season this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
GOLDEN STATE is 5-5 against the spread versus UTAH over the last 3 seasons
GOLDEN STATE is 7-3 straight up against UTAH over the last 3 seasons
6 of 10 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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NBA

Saturday, March 21

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Trend Report
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7:00 PM
BROOKLYN vs. INDIANA
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 6 games when playing Indiana
Brooklyn is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Indiana is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
Indiana is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Brooklyn

7:30 PM
CHICAGO vs. DETROIT
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games
Chicago is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Chicago
Detroit is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games when playing at home against Chicago

8:00 PM
PHOENIX vs. HOUSTON
Phoenix is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 5 games
Houston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix

8:00 PM
PORTLAND vs. MEMPHIS
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing Memphis
Portland is 11-4-1 ATS in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Memphis
Memphis is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
Memphis is 4-11-1 ATS in its last 16 games when playing at home against Portland

10:30 PM
UTAH vs. GOLDEN STATE
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Utah's last 21 games when playing Golden State
Utah is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Golden State's last 14 games when playing at home against Utah
Golden State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Utah


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Udog
03-21-2015, 07:37 AM
NBA

Saturday, March 21


DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento - Ques Sun

Cousins has missed the last two games due to a right calf strain and is questionable to play Sunday against the Wizards.


Anthony Davis, New Orleans - Ques Sun

Davis has missed the last two games due to a sore ankle and is questionable to play Sunday against the Clippers.




NBA roundup: Westbrook's triple-double lifts Thunder over Hawks

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Guard Russell Westbrook posted 36 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 123-115 comeback victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Westbrook now has nine triple doubles on the season as the Thunder (39-30) increased its lead over the New Orleans Pelicans to a game and a half for eighth place in the Western Conference.

The Hawks (53-16) have lost back to back games, but still lead the Eastern Conference by nine games over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Guard Dion Waiters scored 26 points for the Thunder. Forward Anthony Morrow came off the bench to hit 6 of 10 from 3-point range on his way to 21 points.

The Hawks had seven players score in double figures. Center Pero Antic led the way with 22 off the bench. Guard Dennis Schroder added 21 points on 7 of 14 shooting. Forward Paul Milsap scored 19 points but was held to only three rebounds.

With 8:30 left in the fourth quarter, Atlanta held a seven- point lead. But back-to-back 3-pointers from Morrow closed the Hawks' lead to 103-102.

Westbrook tied the game with 6:27 when he drained his own 3-pointer. Morrow followed up with long distance shot to push Oklahoma City ahead.

Cavaliers 95, Pacers 92

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James fought through a head cold to score 11 straight points in the fourth quarter and 13 of 15 for the Cavaliers, who fended off the pesky Indiana Pacers.

James was sick enough to miss the team's morning shoot-around, leaving him a game-time decision. He played through it to finish with 29 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Cleveland ran its home winning streak to 15 games while maintaining its hold on second place in the East.

Forward Kevin Love had 11 points and 13 rebounds and guard Kyrie Irving scored 13 points despite struggling through a 4 of 16 shooting night for the Cavaliers.

Guard George Hill scored 24 points for the Pacers, including 14 in the third quarter when they erased most of an 11-point deficit.

Heat 108, Nuggets 91

MIAMI -- Shooting guard Dwyane Wade scored 22 points, giving him at least 20 points in each of the last eight games. The Heat is 6-2 in those games.

The Heat (32-36) have won three games in a row for the first time since they started the season 3-0. Miami is now 7-1 at home since March 1. Before that, the Heat were 10-17 at home this season. Surprisingly, the Heat are 10-6 since forward Chris Bosh was hospitalized due to blood clots in his lungs.

Denver (26-44), which has lost three games in a row, was led by forward Kenneth Faried's 20 points.

Nets 129, Bucks 127 (3 OT)

NEW YORK -- Center Brook Lopez scored 32 points, including five in the third overtime, and grabbed 18 rebounds and forward Thaddeus Young added 24 points, leading the Nets to triple overtime victory at the Barclays Center.

It marked the second time this season that the two teams played a triple-overtime game in Brooklyn. The Bucks won the first triple-OT game in Brooklyn last Nov. 19.

With the victory, the Nets (28-39) snapped a five-game losing streak at home, where they still possess a 12-19 mark. The Bucks had 38 offensive rebounds but still lost for the fifth straight time and the 10th time in the last 12 games.

For the Bucks, forward Khris Middleton had 29 points and center Zaza Pachulia had a season-high 22 points and grabbed 21 rebounds, 18 of which were on the offensive end.

Spurs 101, Celtics 89

SAN ANTONIO -- Forward Kawhi Leonard scored 22 points, including 13 straight by his team in the third quarter, to help the Spurs win.

San Antonio (43-25) has won nine of its last 11 games.

Thirteen players have led the Spurs in scoring this season. But Leonard has done it in six of the last 10 games and leads the Spurs in scoring.

Guard Evan Turner led Boston with 17 points, including 11 during a fourth-quarter Celtics rally, as they reduced a 25-point fourth-quarter deficit to seven.

Celtics guard Marcus Smart was ejected in the fourth quarter, receiving a Flagrant 2 foul after punching Spurs forward Matt Bonner in the groin.

Bulls 108, Raptors 92

CHICAGO -- Rookie forward Nikola Mirotic had 29 points and 11 rebounds as Chicago rolled to victory.

Forward Mike Dunleavy added 21 points for Chicago, which won its second consecutive game and improved to 3-0 against Toronto this season. Center Joakim Noah fell just shy of a triple-double with eight points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists for the Bulls (42-28).

Guard DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points for the Raptors, whose other four starters combined for 33 points.

Magic 111, Trail Blazers 104

ORLANDO, Fla. - Magic rookie point guard Elfrid Payton recorded his second straight triple-double with 22 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds to help Orlando break a six-game losing streak.

Shooting guard Victor Oladipo and center Nik Vucevic added 22 points and eight rebounds apiece as Orlando rallied from a six-point deficit in final period to beat Portland.

Forward LaMarcus Aldridge scored 31 points and had 10 rebounds for the Trail Blazers, who lost their third straight game.

76ers 97, Knicks 81

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia rookie center Nerlens Noel had a career-high 23 points and added 14 rebounds, five steals and three blocked shots as the Sixers won a game between the teams with the worst records in the Eastern Conference.

Guard Ish Smith added 15 points and nine assists for the Sixers (17-52), owners of the NBA's third-worst record.

Guard Alexey Shved, a former Sixers player, scored a career-high 25 points to pace the Knicks, whose 14-55 record is the worst in the league.

The Sixers won for the fourth time in seven games, and New York lost for the fourth time in five games.

Grizzlies 112, Mavericks 101

DALLAS - Memphis' frontcourt combo of center Marc Gasol and forward Zach Randolph combined for 36 points as the Grizzlies easily dispatched the Mavericks.

Randolph scored a game-high 21 points to go along with four rebounds and five assists. Gasol added 15 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out late. The Grizzlies had seven players score in double figures.

Memphis took advantage of a Dallas meltdown in the third quarter to open up a 24-point lead. Dallas forward Amar'e Stoudemire was ejected in the third quarter with two technical fouls.

The Mavericks were paced by 16 each points from forward Dirk Nowitzki and reserve guard Devin Harris.

Warriors 112, Pelicans 96

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Stephen Curry shook off early shooting woes to contribute 10 of his 16 points to a 20-5 burst late in the third quarter that helped Golden State beat New Orleans.

The win was the Warriors' second in a row without All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson, who has been ruled out at least through this weekend with a sprained right ankle. The Warriors went up 3-0 in the season series with a 10th consecutive win against the Pelicans.

The loss was a costly one for the Pelicans (37-32), who fell two full games behind Oklahoma City (39-30) in their duel for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. New Orleans played without three regulars, including Most Valuable Player candidate Anthony Davis (sprained left ankle).

Guard Norris Cole led the Pelicans with 16 points, and forward Harrison Barnes was the Warriors top scorer with 22 points.

Kings 101, Hornets 91

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Forward Rudy Gay scored 33 points, and all 10 Sacramento Kings who played contributed to the scoring sheet.

Gay made 10 of his 13 shots, and scored 18 points in the first half to help Sacramento (23-45) snap a four-game slide in one of its easiest victories of the season. The Kings, whose only two victories in their past 10 games have come against Charlotte (29-38), never trailed despite playing their second straight game without center and leading scorer and rebounder DeMarcus Cousins (right calf strain).

Guard Gerald Henderson scored 20 points to pace the Hornets, who missed an opportunity to move ahead of the Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Clippers 113, Wizards 99

LOS ANGELES -- Point guard Chris Paul scored 30 points, dished out 15 assists and pulled down six rebounds to lead the Clippers.

Shooting guard J.J. Redick added 26 points, while forward Blake Griffin finished with 22 points. Center DeAndre Jordan grabbed 23 rebounds to go along with 10 points.

The win allowed the Clippers (45-25) to pull within a half-game of the Portland Trail Blazers, who lost to the Orlando Magic, for the No. 4 spot in the Western Conference standings.

Point guard John Wall had 19 points, 10 assists and six rebounds to lead the Wizards (40-29), who had their five-game winning streak snapped.

Udog
03-21-2015, 10:00 AM
NBA
Dunkel

Saturday, March 21


Brooklyn Nets vs Indiana Pacers

Game 501-502
March 21, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Brooklyn Nets
111.527
Indiana Pacers
123.138
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Indiana Pacers
by 11 1/2
187
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Indiana Pacers
by 6
193 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
Indiana Pacers
(-6); Under

Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons

Game 503-504
March 21, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Chicago Bulls
120.230
Detroit Pistons
115.387
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Chicago Bulls
by 5
189
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Chicago Bulls
by 1 1/2
194
Dunkel Pick:
Chicago Bulls
(-1 1/2); Under

Portland Trail Blazers vs Memphis Grizzlies

Game 505-506
March 21, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Portland Trail Bl
124.390
Memphis Grizzlies
122.172
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Portland Trail Blazers
by 2
209
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Memphis Grizzlies
by 4
No Total
Dunkel Pick:
Portland Trail Bl
(+4); N/A

Phoenix Suns vs Houston Rockets

Game 507-508
March 21, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Phoenix Suns
118.356
Houston Rockets
124.868
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Houston Rockets
by 6 1/2
212
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Houston Rockets
by 8 1/2
207
Dunkel Pick:
Phoenix Suns
(+8 1/2); Over

Utah Jazz vs Golden State Warriors

Game 509-510
March 21, 2015 @ 10:30 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Utah Jazz
120.714
Golden State Warr
131.878
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Golden State Warriors
by 11
191
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Golden State Warriors
by 8 1/2
195 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
Golden State Warriors
(-8 1/2); Under

Udog
03-21-2015, 10:01 AM
NCAAB
Armadillo's Write-Up

Saturday, March 21

Saturday's NCAA games
UCLA beat UAB 88-76 in 7th-place game in Bahamas Nov 28, despite Alford going 1-8 from floor (11-12 from line). Alford was 9-11 from arc in UCLA's 60-59 win over SMU; they were down seven with 1:24 left, surviving a 19-0 Mustang run in second half. Bruins have won five of last six games, face a UAB squad that is 2nd-youngest team in tournament (Kentucky). UCLA was -9 in turnovers vs SMU (18-9), hit 1-9 from arc, other than Alford. There have only been four second round games in NCAA tourney with 11-seed facing a 14-seed; favorite covered all four. UAB won its last four games, with three by one point or in OT.

Cincinnati is right over bridge from state of Kentucky; should be quite a scene in Louisville as Kentucky tries to go 37-0 against Bearcats, who in first round, trailed Purdue by 7 with 0:48 left. Cincinnati won six of last seven games; they lost to Ole Miss by 12 in only game vs SEC opponent this season. Cincy is a real good defensive team but they struggle to score vs normal teams, not sure where their points come from here. Kentucky is playing its 18th game this season against a top 50 team; not sure why this one would have different outcome. Over last six years, #1 seeds have gone 15-8-1 vs spread in this round, with four upset losses.

Since 2001, Arizona is 8-1 in second round games, 7-1-1 vs spread; they lost 73-70 to Ohio State however in Sweet 16 game two years ago, when Wildcats blew 11-point first half lead. Over last five years, when 10-seed faces a 2-seed in this round, the dog is 5-2 vs spread. Arizona won its last 12 games, with five of last six wins by 22+ points. Buckeyes won their last five second round games, but were favored in all five. OSU split its last four games, needed ot to beat VCU Thursday; Russell/Scott played 40+ minutes each. Over last three years, Big 14 teams won 11 of their 14 second round games.

Georgia State outscored Baylor 13-0 over last 2:40 to stun Bears 60-59 in first round; a great win, holding Bears scoreless on last nine possessions. Panthers are now 2-4 vs top 100 teams; they've won six games in a row; now they get shot at a Big East school. Since 1999, there have been five 6-14 games in second round; favorite was 5-0 vs spread in those games. Xavier had big edge beating Ole Miss in an afternoon game less than 48 hours after Rebels won their play-in game. Musketeers won four of last five games, but they also have five losses to teams outside top 100, odd for a team as good as they are. Georgia State forces turnovers on 23.2% of possessions, #14 in country.

NC State was down 14 at half Thursday, rallied to beat LSU 66-65 in 1st round; in last 9:00 of game, Tigers were 0-12 from floor, 3-9 on foul line. Wolfpack has now won seven of last nine games after being 14-11 at one point and looking at best like an nit team. Over last six years, #1 seeds have gone 15-8-1 vs spread in this round, with four upsets. Villanova pounded helpless Lafayette for its 16th straight win Thursday, Wildcats beat former Big East rival Syracuse in OT in December, its only game against an ACC team. Villanova hasn't been in Sweet 16 since 2009, dropping last two second round games.

Georgetown is 9-3 against the #54 non-league schedule in country; they have tried to upgrade December schedule. Hoyas made it to Final Four in 2007; since then, they've ost both their second round games by total of seven points. Hoyas won seven of last nine games- they made 11-23 on arc in 84-74 win over Eastern Washington Thursday. Utah got 57-50 win over gritty SF Austin Thursday, holding Lumberjacks to 5-26 on the arc. Utes are now 4-4 in last eight games overall. #4 seeds won seven of last nine 4-5 games; favorites covered five of last seven. Pac-12 teams won six of their last nine second round games.

North Carolina could've easily lost to Harvard in first round, after losing a 16-point second half lead; Tar Heels have zero depth at guard. If Paige is not playing the point, they're not good. UNC won five of last six second round games, losing here to Iowa State LY. Arkansas struggled with solid Wofford style Thursday, forcing only eight turnovers, but won by three in game they trailed by 3 with 4:27 left. Hogs beat Wake by 30, lost in OT at Clemson in its two ACC games. UNC beat Florida by 11, lost to Kentucky by 14 in its SEC games this year. #4 seeds won seven of last nine 4-5 games; favorites covered five of last seven.

Notre Dame won its last six games but coasted in shaky 69-65 first round win over Northeastern, making just 2-6 on arc. Irish lost to Providence in OT by point in their only Big East game this year. In-state rival Butler is just 5-4 in its last nine games; Bulldogs are 11-3 outside Big East- they held Texas to 34% from floor in ugly 56-48 win Thursday. Butler beat North Carolina on neutral court in November, its only ACC game- that has to help their confidence here. Bulldogs hold opponents to 30.7% on arc, #24 in nation defending arc. Favorites are 5-2 vs spread in 3-6 second round games over last seven years.

NIT games
Miami won four of last five games but loss was to Notre Dame in ACC's tournament; Hurricanes beat Florida by hoop in only game vs an SEC foe. Alabama was up 24 at half in its first NIT win under an interim coach in wake of firing Grant Sunday, after going 6-10 in 16 games before that one. 11am tipoff won't help artistic value of this one.

CBI games

CIT tournament
Bowling Green is 2-3 in its last five games after 67-64 win at St Francis in first round; Falcons trailed by hoop with 4:55 left. Canisius lost by 15 to Buffalo in its only MAC games this season; Griffins are 5-2 in last seven games, winning three of last four at home. Canisius forces turnover 21.9% of time, #25 in country.

UT-Martin hammered Northwestern State 104-79 Thursday, after losing three of previous four games; Skyhawks were 16-28 from arc in road tilt, which is amazing shooting. Martin is 9-5 out of conference- they're #19 in country, making 39.2% from arc. SC-Upstate won three of last four games, with their last two wins by point each; Spartans rallied to win its first CIT game over JMU, after they trailed by 8 with 3:08 left.

Sam Houston State is 4-3 in last seven games after starting season 22-5, but two of losses were to league kingpin SF Austin; somehow Bearkats didn't play a Sun Belt team, despite living in east Texas. UL-Lafayette won eight of last nine games, but lost to McNeese State/Northwestern State during regular season, but beat Southland newcomer Incarnate Word by 15 on road in first game of this tournament.

Sacramento State/Northern Arizona tied for 3rd in Big Sky at 13-5; home side won both series meetings this year. Hornets won 78-73 New Year's Day, then lost 70-68 in Flagstaff in regular season finale, which cost CSS shot at hosting conference tourney. NAU won eight of its last ten games after winning at Grand Canyon; they have lousy offense (#281 eFG%) for having such a good team.

StarDust Bum
03-21-2015, 10:47 AM
NCAAB
Armadillo's Write-Up

Saturday, March 21

Saturday's NCAA games
UCLA beat UAB 88-76 in 7th-place game in Bahamas Nov 28, despite Alford going 1-8 from floor (11-12 from line). Alford was 9-11 from arc in UCLA's 60-59 win over SMU; they were down seven with 1:24 left, surviving a 19-0 Mustang run in second half. Bruins have won five of last six games, face a UAB squad that is 2nd-youngest team in tournament (Kentucky). UCLA was -9 in turnovers vs SMU (18-9), hit 1-9 from arc, other than Alford. There have only been four second round games in NCAA tourney with 11-seed facing a 14-seed; favorite covered all four. UAB won its last four games, with three by one point or in OT.

Cincinnati is right over bridge from state of Kentucky; should be quite a scene in Louisville as Kentucky tries to go 37-0 against Bearcats, who in first round, trailed Purdue by 7 with 0:48 left. Cincinnati won six of last seven games; they lost to Ole Miss by 12 in only game vs SEC opponent this season. Cincy is a real good defensive team but they struggle to score vs normal teams, not sure where their points come from here. Kentucky is playing its 18th game this season against a top 50 team; not sure why this one would have different outcome. Over last six years, #1 seeds have gone 15-8-1 vs spread in this round, with four upset losses.

Since 2001, Arizona is 8-1 in second round games, 7-1-1 vs spread; they lost 73-70 to Ohio State however in Sweet 16 game two years ago, when Wildcats blew 11-point first half lead. Over last five years, when 10-seed faces a 2-seed in this round, the dog is 5-2 vs spread. Arizona won its last 12 games, with five of last six wins by 22+ points. Buckeyes won their last five second round games, but were favored in all five. OSU split its last four games, needed ot to beat VCU Thursday; Russell/Scott played 40+ minutes each. Over last three years, Big 14 teams won 11 of their 14 second round games.

Georgia State outscored Baylor 13-0 over last 2:40 to stun Bears 60-59 in first round; a great win, holding Bears scoreless on last nine possessions. Panthers are now 2-4 vs top 100 teams; they've won six games in a row; now they get shot at a Big East school. Since 1999, there have been five 6-14 games in second round; favorite was 5-0 vs spread in those games. Xavier had big edge beating Ole Miss in an afternoon game less than 48 hours after Rebels won their play-in game. Musketeers won four of last five games, but they also have five losses to teams outside top 100, odd for a team as good as they are. Georgia State forces turnovers on 23.2% of possessions, #14 in country.

NC State was down 14 at half Thursday, rallied to beat LSU 66-65 in 1st round; in last 9:00 of game, Tigers were 0-12 from floor, 3-9 on foul line. Wolfpack has now won seven of last nine games after being 14-11 at one point and looking at best like an nit team. Over last six years, #1 seeds have gone 15-8-1 vs spread in this round, with four upsets. Villanova pounded helpless Lafayette for its 16th straight win Thursday, Wildcats beat former Big East rival Syracuse in OT in December, its only game against an ACC team. Villanova hasn't been in Sweet 16 since 2009, dropping last two second round games.

Georgetown is 9-3 against the #54 non-league schedule in country; they have tried to upgrade December schedule. Hoyas made it to Final Four in 2007; since then, they've ost both their second round games by total of seven points. Hoyas won seven of last nine games- they made 11-23 on arc in 84-74 win over Eastern Washington Thursday. Utah got 57-50 win over gritty SF Austin Thursday, holding Lumberjacks to 5-26 on the arc. Utes are now 4-4 in last eight games overall. #4 seeds won seven of last nine 4-5 games; favorites covered five of last seven. Pac-12 teams won six of their last nine second round games.

North Carolina could've easily lost to Harvard in first round, after losing a 16-point second half lead; Tar Heels have zero depth at guard. If Paige is not playing the point, they're not good. UNC won five of last six second round games, losing here to Iowa State LY. Arkansas struggled with solid Wofford style Thursday, forcing only eight turnovers, but won by three in game they trailed by 3 with 4:27 left. Hogs beat Wake by 30, lost in OT at Clemson in its two ACC games. UNC beat Florida by 11, lost to Kentucky by 14 in its SEC games this year. #4 seeds won seven of last nine 4-5 games; favorites covered five of last seven.

Notre Dame won its last six games but coasted in shaky 69-65 first round win over Northeastern, making just 2-6 on arc. Irish lost to Providence in OT by point in their only Big East game this year. In-state rival Butler is just 5-4 in its last nine games; Bulldogs are 11-3 outside Big East- they held Texas to 34% from floor in ugly 56-48 win Thursday. Butler beat North Carolina on neutral court in November, its only ACC game- that has to help their confidence here. Bulldogs hold opponents to 30.7% on arc, #24 in nation defending arc. Favorites are 5-2 vs spread in 3-6 second round games over last seven years.

NIT games
Miami won four of last five games but loss was to Notre Dame in ACC's tournament; Hurricanes beat Florida by hoop in only game vs an SEC foe. Alabama was up 24 at half in its first NIT win under an interim coach in wake of firing Grant Sunday, after going 6-10 in 16 games before that one. 11am tipoff won't help artistic value of this one.

CBI games

CIT tournament
Bowling Green is 2-3 in its last five games after 67-64 win at St Francis in first round; Falcons trailed by hoop with 4:55 left. Canisius lost by 15 to Buffalo in its only MAC games this season; Griffins are 5-2 in last seven games, winning three of last four at home. Canisius forces turnover 21.9% of time, #25 in country.

UT-Martin hammered Northwestern State 104-79 Thursday, after losing three of previous four games; Skyhawks were 16-28 from arc in road tilt, which is amazing shooting. Martin is 9-5 out of conference- they're #19 in country, making 39.2% from arc. SC-Upstate won three of last four games, with their last two wins by point each; Spartans rallied to win its first CIT game over JMU, after they trailed by 8 with 3:08 left.

Sam Houston State is 4-3 in last seven games after starting season 22-5, but two of losses were to league kingpin SF Austin; somehow Bearkats didn't play a Sun Belt team, despite living in east Texas. UL-Lafayette won eight of last nine games, but lost to McNeese State/Northwestern State during regular season, but beat Southland newcomer Incarnate Word by 15 on road in first game of this tournament.

Sacramento State/Northern Arizona tied for 3rd in Big Sky at 13-5; home side won both series meetings this year. Hornets won 78-73 New Year's Day, then lost 70-68 in Flagstaff in regular season finale, which cost CSS shot at hosting conference tourney. NAU won eight of its last ten games after winning at Grand Canyon; they have lousy offense (#281 eFG%) for having such a good team.

Udog
03-21-2015, 02:57 PM
NBA
Short Sheet

Saturday, March 21

Brooklyn at Indiana, 7:05 ET
Brooklyn: 41-24 ATS in road games after a game where they failed to cover the spread
Indiana: 7-21 ATS in March games

Chicago at Detroit, 7:35 ET
Chicago: 42-28 ATS revenging a loss vs opponent
Detroit: 16-5 OVER as a home underdog of 6 points or less

Portland at Memphis, 8:05 ET
Portland: 1-9 ATS after 3 consecutive non-conference games
Memphis: 49-29 ATS off a road win by 10 points or more

Phoenix at Houston, 8:05 ET
Phoenix: 29-17 ATS as a road underdog
Houston: 90-122 ATS in home games against Pacific division opponents

Utah at Golden State, 10:35 ET
Utah: 47-65 ATS after a game where they covered the spread
Golden State: 11-3 ATS as a home favorite of 6.5 to 12 points




NBA
Armadillo's Write-Up

Saturday, March 21

Hot Teams
-- Nets won three of last four games; they won in triple OT last night at home (3-4 last seven AU).
-- Chicago won last two games, by 17-16 points (1-3 last four AF).
-- Memphis won three of its last four games (1-5 last six HF).
-- Houston won five of its last seven games (7-2 last nine HF). Suns won three of their last four games (4-1 last five AU).
-- Jazz won seven of its last eight games (6-2 last eight AU). Warriors won nine of their last ten games (3-1 last four HF).

Cold Teams
-- Pacers lost their last four games (0-3 last three HF).
-- Detroit lost 11 of its last 12 games (4-2 last six HU).
-- Portland lost its last three games (4-5 last nine AU).

Series Records
-- Pacers won their last five games with Brooklyn.
-- Bulls won three of last four games with Detroit.
-- Grizzlies won eight of last nine games with Portland.
-- Rockets won their last five games with Phoenix.
-- Warriors won six of last seven games with Utah.

Totals
-- Three of last four Brooklyn road games went over.
-- Last four Chicago road games went over total.
-- Seven of last nine Portland road games went over.
-- Five of last seven Phoenix road games went over.
-- Last seven Utah road games stayed under total.

Back-to-Backs
-- Indiana is 5-3 vs spread if it lost night before. Nets are 1-4 vs spread if they played at home night before.
-- Bulls are 5-2 vs spread on road if they were at home night before.
-- Portland is 7-6 vs spread if it played night before. Memphis is 6-8 vs spread on road if it played night before.
-- Warriors are 8-5-1 vs spread if they played night before.

East vs West
SU: West 225-163 ATS: West 197-188-3
East teams HF vs West: 49-54
East teams HU vs West: 45-43
West teams HF vs East: 78-76-3
West teams HU vs East: 23-17