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    Trends and Indexes

    Saturday, March 10

    Good Luck on day #69 of 2018!

    NOTE: As information becomes available, we will attempt to post the trends and indexes as soon as possible.Information is posted from what we believe are reliable sources.Any opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the posting member or BettorsChat.

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    Armadillo: Saturday's six-pack

    — A’s signed free agent catcher Jonathan Lucroy; the cynic in me wonders which contender they’ll trade him to in July.

    — Knicks are 24-42; this will be their 5th consecutive losing season.

    — The NFL has gotten an incredibly good at staying in the news 365 days a year.

    — Joe Tessitore is the new play-by-play guy on Monday Night Football.

    — Buccaneers signed WR Mike Evans to a five-year, $82.5M contract extension.

    — Cleveland Browns traded for WR Jarvis Landry, QB Tyrod Taylor and a CB in three separate trades Friday.


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    Armadillo: Saturday's List of 13: Wrapping up a Friday of basketball

    13) ACC— North Carolina 74, Duke 69— Carolina was the #6-seed in ACC tournament; must be a hell of a league. Tar Heels won nine of last 11 games overall; they’re 4-6 in last 10 games with Virginia, who they play for ACC title tonight.

    Virginia 64, Clemson 58— Tigers have been in the ACC since the beginning; they’re 19-65 in the ACC tournament, with no titles, losing their only two finals appearances. In 65 years.

    12) Big East— Providence 75, Xavier 72 OT— Musketeers led by 17 points but lost here and now every bubble team in America will be rooting against Providence in the Big East final Saturday, since a Friar win steals a bid from someone. Providence has won consecutive days in overtime; they used three players 41:00+ in this game.

    11) San Diego State 90, Nevada 73— Wolf Pack has lot of injury issues, looked like a dead team here. Aztecs led this game 55-25 at halftime; they’ve won eight games in a row. Mountain West is going to get two teams in the NCAA’s, so another bubble team bites the dust.

    10) Pac-12— Does anyone get the Pac-12 Network? I have DirecTV and they don’t carry it. What is the point of having all but two games of your conference tournament on a station that not so many people can watch?

    Arizona 78, UCLA 67 OT— UCLA tied game in last 0:30; would’ve been nice to have been able to watch it. Bruins (+4.5) were a tough beat- they didn’t score in overtime.

    9) AAC— Memphis 67, Tulsa 64— Memphis is 21-12, they’ve won seven of last eight games, amidst rumors that the school wants to fire Tubby Smith and hire Penny Hardaway.

    Smith’s lawyer came out Friday and said Hardaway was keeping some of the city’s best recruits away from Memphis because he wants Smith’s job. Fightin’ words.

    8) A-14— St Bonaventure 83, Richmond 77— Bonnies led by 17 with 6:25 left, hung on for dear life and move on to a Friday rematch with Davidson. On Feb 27, Bonnies beat Davidson 117-113 in triple OT, maybe the best college hoop game all season.

    Davidson has walk-on guard named Cal Freundlich, who is the son of actress Julianne Moore.

    7) Big Sky— Montana 91, Northern Colorado 89 OT— Top-seeded Griz survive and advance; not to assess blame, but a guy on Northern Colorado missed two FT’s with 0:01 left in regulation, when score was 80-80. The kid was 1-7 on the line for the night; he was a 62.1% shooter on the line coming into the game.

    Eastern Washington has a player named Bogdan Bliznyuk who shoots 40.4% on the arc, 91.1% on the foul line. He is a 6-6 senior; will he make an NBA squad?

    6) Big West— Cal-Fullerton 55, Cal-Davis 52— Davis missed three of four FT’s in last 0:05.7. Fullerton rallied back from down 12 with 13:00 left; they committed an incredibly stupid foul with 0:01.2 left when they led by 2, but got away with it.

    Wee Willie Weber should’ve reffed this game, it was like the WWE: teams don’t like each other. Ton of chirping, refs had their hands full. Physical, chippy game.

    5) C-USA— Marshall 85, Southern Miss 75— Mike D’Antoni’s brother coaches Marshall, so you know they play real fast. Thundering Herd was 12-28 on arc in this game.

    4) MAC— Buffalo 78, Kent State 61— Bulls are looking for 3rd MAC title in last four years; lower seeded team won last two MAC finals.

    Toledo 64, Eastern Michigan 63— Top two seeds will meet in MAC final. Toledo’s best player hurt his knee 30 seconds into this game, didn’t return.

    3) Big X— I’ve got nothing interesting to add on this league, so I’ll point out that the Rockets lost 108-105 in Toronto Friday night, ending Houston’s 17-game winning streak.

    2) SEC— Alabama 81, Auburn 63— PG Collin Sexton is making himself a lot of money this week; he went for 31 in this game. It would be a big upset if he isn’t in the NBA next season.

    1— Sun Belt— Tex-Arlington 84, Appalachian State 68— Mavericks start five seniors; three of their six subs are seniors- they’re the most experienced team in America, but they’ll be an underdog to UL-Lafayette in the Sun Belt semi-finals. Ragin’ Cajuns beat Arlington twice in the regular season, by 12-21 points, but this is the one that matters most.

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    Saturday, March 10



    TX-Arlington @ LA-Lafayette

    Game 511-512
    March 10, 2018 @ 12:30 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    TX-Arlington
    54.895
    LA-Lafayette
    58.463
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    LA-Lafayette
    by 3 1/2
    164
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    LA-Lafayette
    by 6
    159 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    TX-Arlington
    (+6); Over

    Georgia Southern @ Georgia State

    Game 513-514
    March 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Georgia Southern
    55.672
    Georgia State
    55.529
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Georgia Southern
    Even
    148
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Georgia State
    by 3 1/2
    143 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Georgia Southern
    (+3 1/2); Over

    Memphis @ Cincinnati

    Game 515-516
    March 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Memphis
    54.327
    Cincinnati
    73.856
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Cincinnati
    by 19 1/2
    125
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Cincinnati
    by 16
    131
    Dunkel Pick:
    Cincinnati
    (-16); Under

    Houston @ Wichita State

    Game 517-518
    March 10, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Houston
    67.812
    Wichita State
    73.751
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Wichita State
    by 6
    147
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Wichita State
    by 3
    154 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Wichita State
    (-3); Under

    St Joseph's @ Rhode Island

    Game 519-520
    March 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    St Joseph's
    61.435
    Rhode Island
    65.523
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Rhode Island
    by 4
    149
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Rhode Island
    by 7 1/2
    142
    Dunkel Pick:
    St Joseph's
    (+7 1/2); Over

    Davidson @ St Bonaventure

    Game 521-522
    March 10, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Davidson
    62.309
    St Bonaventure
    63.418
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    St Bonaventure
    by 1
    150
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Davidson
    by 2
    146
    Dunkel Pick:
    St Bonaventure
    (+2); Over

    Alabama @ Kentucky

    Game 523-524
    March 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Alabama
    66.298
    Kentucky
    72.311
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Kentucky
    by 6
    137
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Kentucky
    by 3 1/2
    144 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Kentucky
    (-3 1/2); Under

    Arkansas @ Tennessee

    Game 525-526
    March 10, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Arkansas
    64.442
    Tennessee
    69.935
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Tennessee
    by 5 1/2
    138
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Tennessee
    by 3
    143 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Tennessee
    (-3); Under

    Cornell @ Harvard

    Game 527-528
    March 10, 2018 @ 12:30 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Cornell
    49.762
    Harvard
    53.228
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Harvard
    by 3 1/2
    146
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Harvard
    by 6
    141
    Dunkel Pick:
    Cornell
    (+6); Over

    Yale @ Pennsylvania

    Game 529-530
    March 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Yale
    53.464
    Pennsylvania
    56.895
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Pennsylvania
    by 3 1/2
    147
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Pennsylvania
    by 7
    142 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Yale
    (+7); Over

    West Virginia @ Kansas

    Game 531-532
    March 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    West Virginia
    71.723
    Kansas
    75.365
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Kansas
    by 3 1/2
    149
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Kansas
    by 1
    155
    Dunkel Pick:
    Kansas
    (-1); Under

    San Diego St @ New Mexico

    Game 533-534
    March 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    San Diego St
    63.446
    New Mexico
    57.611
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    San Diego St
    by 6
    151
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    San Diego St
    by 4
    155
    Dunkel Pick:
    San Diego St
    (-4); Under

    Providence @ Villanova

    Game 535-536
    March 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Providence
    65.223
    Villanova
    75.318
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Villanova
    by 10
    154
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Villanova
    by 13 1/2
    147
    Dunkel Pick:
    Providence
    (+13 1/2); Over

    Toledo @ Buffalo

    Game 537-538
    March 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Toledo
    59.572
    Buffalo
    62.600
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Buffalo
    by 3
    168
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Buffalo
    by 6 1/2
    163 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Toledo
    (+6 1/2); Over

    North Carolina @ Virginia

    Game 539-540
    March 10, 2018 @ 8:30 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    North Carolina
    70.409
    Virginia
    77.562
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Virginia
    by 7
    124
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Virginia
    by 4 1/2
    131
    Dunkel Pick:
    Virginia
    (-4 1/2); Under

    Marshall @ Western Kentucky

    Game 541-542
    March 10, 2018 @ 8:30 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Marshall
    54.386
    Western Kentucky
    61.419
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Western Kentucky
    by 7
    156
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Western Kentucky
    by 5 1/2
    165 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Western Kentucky
    (-5 1/2); Under

    USC @ Arizona

    Game 543-544
    March 10, 2018 @ 10:00 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    USC
    69.412
    Arizona
    70.552
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Arizona
    by 1
    150
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Arizona
    by 3 1/2
    143 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    USC
    (+3 1/2); Over

    CS-Fullerton @ UC-Irvine

    Game 545-546
    March 10, 2018 @ 12:00 am

    Dunkel Rating:
    CS-Fullerton
    54.386
    UC-Irvine
    53.228
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    CS-Fullerton
    by 1
    138
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    UC-Irvine
    by 3
    133
    Dunkel Pick:
    CS-Fullerton
    (+3); Over

    East Washington @ Montana

    Game 547-548
    March 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    East Washington
    55.678
    Montana
    60.723
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Montana
    by 5
    137
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Montana
    by 3
    142 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Montana
    (-3); Under

    MD-Baltimore Co @ Vermont

    Game 549-550
    March 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am

    Dunkel Rating:
    MD-Baltimore Co
    51.029
    Vermont
    64.125
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Vermont
    by 13
    142
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Vermont
    by 11
    135
    Dunkel Pick:
    Vermont
    (-11); Over

    NC Central @ Hampton

    Game 551-552
    March 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    NC Central
    45.636
    Hampton
    47.198
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Hampton
    by 1 1/2
    149
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Hampton
    by 4
    143 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    NC Central
    (+4); Over

    Texas Southern @ AR-Pine Bluff

    Game 553-554
    March 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Texas Southern
    45.445
    AR-Pine Bluff
    41.590
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Texas Southern
    by 4
    152
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Texas Southern
    by 6 1/2
    144
    Dunkel Pick:
    AR-Pine Bluff
    (+6 1/2); Over

    Stephen F Austin @ SE Louisiana

    Game 555-556
    March 10, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Stephen F Austin
    56.738
    SE Louisiana
    48.659
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Stephen F Austin
    by 8
    137
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Stephen F Austin
    by 5 1/2
    142
    Dunkel Pick:
    Stephen F Austin
    (-5 1/2); Under

    Grand Canyon @ New Mexico St

    Game 557-558
    March 10, 2018 @ 10:00 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Grand Canyon
    53.253
    New Mexico St
    61.786
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    New Mexico St
    by 8 1/2
    128
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    New Mexico St
    by 5
    134
    Dunkel Pick:
    New Mexico St
    (-5); Under
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    TX-ARLINGTON (20 - 12) vs. LA-LAFAYETTE (27 - 5) - 3/10/2018, 12:30 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    TX-ARLINGTON is 2-8 ATS (-6.8 Units) in road games against conference opponents this season.
    LA-LAFAYETTE is 13-6 ATS (+6.4 Units) as a favorite this season.
    LA-LAFAYETTE is 14-5 ATS (+8.5 Units) against conference opponents this season.
    LA-LAFAYETTE is 28-14 ATS (+12.6 Units) in road games in March games since 1997.
    LA-LAFAYETTE is 8-1 ATS (+6.9 Units) on Saturday games this season.
    LA-LAFAYETTE is 13-6 ATS (+6.4 Units) after a conference game this season.
    LA-LAFAYETTE is 39-23 ATS (+13.7 Units) in road games in all tournament games since 1997.
    LA-LAFAYETTE is 30-12 ATS (+16.8 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 77+ points/game after 15+ games since 1997.
    TX-ARLINGTON is 50-25 ATS (+22.5 Units) as an underdog since 1997.
    TX-ARLINGTON is 10-1 ATS (+8.9 Units) revenging a road loss vs opponent over the last 2 seasons.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    LA-LAFAYETTE is 4-1 against the spread versus TX-ARLINGTON over the last 3 seasons
    LA-LAFAYETTE is 4-2 straight up against TX-ARLINGTON 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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    GA SOUTHERN (21 - 11) vs. GEORGIA ST (22 - 10) - 3/10/2018, 3:00 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    GA SOUTHERN is 5-1 against the spread versus GEORGIA ST over the last 3 seasons
    GEORGIA ST is 3-3 straight up against GA SOUTHERN over the last 3 seasons
    4 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons




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    MEMPHIS (21 - 12) vs. CINCINNATI (28 - 4) - 3/10/2018, 1:00 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    MEMPHIS is 160-112 ATS (+36.8 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games since 1997.
    CINCINNATI is 119-159 ATS (-55.9 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games since 1997.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    MEMPHIS is 3-2 against the spread versus CINCINNATI over the last 3 seasons
    CINCINNATI is 4-1 straight up against MEMPHIS over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons




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    HOUSTON (25 - 6) vs. WICHITA ST (25 - 6) - 3/10/2018, 3:30 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    WICHITA ST is 1-1 against the spread versus HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
    WICHITA ST is 1-1 straight up against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
    2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons




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    ST JOSEPHS (16 - 15) vs. RHODE ISLAND (24 - 6) - 3/10/2018, 1:00 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    RHODE ISLAND is 31-20 ATS (+9.0 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
    RHODE ISLAND is 21-9 ATS (+11.1 Units) off a win against a conference rival over the last 2 seasons.
    ST JOSEPHS is 22-10 ATS (+11.0 Units) in road games against conference opponents over the last 3 seasons.
    ST JOSEPHS is 22-11 ATS (+9.9 Units) in road games after a conference game over the last 3 seasons.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    ST JOSEPHS is 3-2 against the spread versus RHODE ISLAND over the last 3 seasons
    ST JOSEPHS is 3-2 straight up against RHODE ISLAND over the last 3 seasons
    4 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons




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    DAVIDSON (19 - 11) vs. ST BONAVENTURE (25 - 6) - 3/10/2018, 3:30 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    DAVIDSON is 3-2 against the spread versus ST BONAVENTURE over the last 3 seasons
    DAVIDSON is 3-2 straight up against ST BONAVENTURE 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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    ALABAMA (19 - 14) vs. KENTUCKY (22 - 10) - 3/10/2018, 1:00 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    KENTUCKY is 87-60 ATS (+21.0 Units) in March games since 1997.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    KENTUCKY is 5-1 against the spread versus ALABAMA over the last 3 seasons
    KENTUCKY is 6-0 straight up against ALABAMA over the last 3 seasons
    4 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons




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    ARKANSAS (23 - 10) vs. TENNESSEE (24 - 7) - 3/10/2018, 3:30 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    ARKANSAS is 3-1 against the spread versus TENNESSEE over the last 3 seasons
    ARKANSAS is 4-0 straight up against TENNESSEE over the last 3 seasons
    2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons




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    CORNELL (12 - 15) vs. HARVARD (17 - 12) - 3/10/2018, 12:30 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    HARVARD is 29-15 ATS (+12.5 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    HARVARD is 29-15 ATS (+12.5 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
    HARVARD is 10-3 ATS (+6.7 Units) against conference opponents this season.
    HARVARD is 15-6 ATS (+8.4 Units) on Saturday games over the last 2 seasons.
    HARVARD is 10-3 ATS (+6.7 Units) after a conference game this season.
    HARVARD is 9-2 ATS (+6.8 Units) off a win against a conference rival this season.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    CORNELL is 3-2 against the spread versus HARVARD over the last 3 seasons
    HARVARD is 5-1 straight up against CORNELL over the last 3 seasons
    6 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons




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    YALE (16 - 14) at PENNSYLVANIA (22 - 8) - 3/10/2018, 3:00 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    YALE is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) as a road underdog of 3.5 to 6 points over the last 3 seasons.
    YALE is 7-1 ATS (+5.9 Units) when the total is 140 to 149.5 this season.
    YALE is 136-98 ATS (+28.2 Units) in road games since 1997.
    YALE is 136-98 ATS (+28.2 Units) in road lined games since 1997.
    YALE is 88-63 ATS (+18.7 Units) in road games against conference opponents since 1997.
    YALE is 92-61 ATS (+24.9 Units) when playing with 5 or 6 days rest since 1997.
    YALE is 86-61 ATS (+18.9 Units) in road games after a conference game since 1997.
    YALE is 32-17 ATS (+13.3 Units) after allowing 80 points or more since 1997.
    YALE is 47-26 ATS (+18.4 Units) after scoring 80 points or more since 1997.
    PENNSYLVANIA is 97-136 ATS (-52.6 Units) in all home games since 1997.
    PENNSYLVANIA is 97-136 ATS (-52.6 Units) in home lined games since 1997.
    PENNSYLVANIA is 37-60 ATS (-29.0 Units) in home games on Saturday games since 1997.
    PENNSYLVANIA is 56-80 ATS (-32.0 Units) in home games after a conference game since 1997.
    PENNSYLVANIA is 2-10 ATS (-9.0 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    YALE is 4-2 against the spread versus PENNSYLVANIA over the last 3 seasons
    YALE is 4-2 straight up against PENNSYLVANIA over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons




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    W VIRGINIA (24 - 9) vs. KANSAS (26 - 7) - 3/10/2018, 6:00 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    KANSAS is 4-3 against the spread versus W VIRGINIA over the last 3 seasons
    KANSAS is 5-2 straight up against W VIRGINIA over the last 3 seasons
    5 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons




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    SAN DIEGO ST (21 - 10) vs. NEW MEXICO (19 - 14) - 3/10/2018, 6:00 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    NEW MEXICO is 3-2 against the spread versus SAN DIEGO ST over the last 3 seasons
    NEW MEXICO is 3-2 straight up against SAN DIEGO ST over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons




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    PROVIDENCE (21 - 12) vs. VILLANOVA (29 - 4) - 3/10/2018, 6:30 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


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




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    TOLEDO (23 - 10) vs. BUFFALO (25 - 8) - 3/10/2018, 7:00 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    BUFFALO is 2-2 against the spread versus TOLEDO over the last 3 seasons
    BUFFALO is 2-2 straight up against TOLEDO over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons




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    N CAROLINA (25 - 9) vs. VIRGINIA (30 - 2) - 3/10/2018, 8:30 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


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




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    MARSHALL (23 - 10) vs. W KENTUCKY (24 - 9) - 3/10/2018, 8:30 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    MARSHALL is 4-2 against the spread versus W KENTUCKY over the last 3 seasons
    MARSHALL is 4-2 straight up against W KENTUCKY over the last 3 seasons
    4 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons




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    USC (23 - 10) vs. ARIZONA (26 - 7) - 3/10/2018, 10:00 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    ARIZONA is 3-2 against the spread versus USC over the last 3 seasons
    ARIZONA is 4-1 straight up against USC over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons




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    CS-FULLERTON (19 - 11) vs. UC-IRVINE (18 - 16) - 3/10/2018, 12:00 AM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    UC-IRVINE is 3-3 against the spread versus CS-FULLERTON over the last 3 seasons
    UC-IRVINE is 4-2 straight up against CS-FULLERTON over the last 3 seasons
    4 of 6 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons




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    E WASHINGTON (20 - 13) vs. MONTANA (25 - 7) - 3/10/2018, 8:00 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    E WASHINGTON is 3-1 against the spread versus MONTANA over the last 3 seasons
    MONTANA is 2-2 straight up against E WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
    4 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons




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    MD-BALT COUNTY (23 - 10) at VERMONT (27 - 6) - 3/10/2018, 11:00 AM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    VERMONT is 6-0 straight up against MD-BALT COUNTY over the last 3 seasons




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    NC CENTRAL (18 - 15) vs. HAMPTON (19 - 14) - 3/10/2018, 1:00 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    HAMPTON is 2-1 against the spread versus NC CENTRAL over the last 3 seasons
    HAMPTON is 2-1 straight up against NC CENTRAL over the last 3 seasons
    2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons




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    TEXAS SOUTHERN (14 - 19) vs. ARK-PINE BLUFF (14 - 20) - 3/10/2018, 5:00 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    TEXAS SOUTHERN is 4-2 straight up against ARK-PINE BLUFF over the last 3 seasons




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    SF AUSTIN ST (27 - 6) vs. SE LOUISIANA (22 - 10) - 3/10/2018, 9:00 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    SF AUSTIN ST is 2-1 straight up against SE LOUISIANA over the last 3 seasons




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    GRAND CANYON (22 - 10) vs. NEW MEXICO ST (27 - 5) - 3/10/2018, 10:00 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    NEW MEXICO ST is 4-2 straight up against GRAND CANYON over the last 3 seasons




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    Saturday, March 10


    Atlantic 14 tourney, Washington DC
    St Joe’s ruined Rhode Island’s Senior Day with a 78-48 thrashing of the Rams Feb 27; URI was 3-29 on arc in game that was 35-16 at the half. Teams split last six meetings overall. St Joe’s won seven of its last eight games after starting season 9-14; Hawks outscored George Mason 42-24 in second half of 68-49 win yesterday- St Joe’s only played seven guys, three of them 32:00+. URI split its last six games overall; they beat VCU by 9 yesterday, outscoring VCU 18-8 over last 6:21 of game. Rams played two starters 38:00+- no one else played more than 30:00.

    St Bonaventure outlasted Davidson 117-113 in triple OT in Olean Feb 27; they lost 83-73 in first meeting in Charlotte. Bonnies are 3-2 in this series- they lost 90-86 in OT to Davidson in this event two years ago. Bonnies won their last 13 games; they beat Richmond by 6 yesterday, after nearly squandering a 17-point lead with 6:25 left. Mobley/Adams played whole 40:00 yesterday; no other Bonnie played more than 30:00. Davidson won six of its last seven games, with only loss the 3OT game in Olean; they crushed St Louis Friday- four Wildcats played 33:00+.

    AAC tournament, Orlando
    Home side won both Wichita-Houston games this season; Shockers won first meeting 81-63 at home, then lost rematch 73-59 in Houston Jan 20. Wichita won eight of its last nine games, with only loss by point at Cincinnati; Shockers beat Temple 89-81 last nite- Shamet was only Shocker to play more than 30:00. Houston won nine of last ten games, with only loss at Memphis; Cougars shot 71% inside arc in rout of UCF last night- they last won their conference tourney in 2010, are 4-7 in this event since then. Wichita is 11-3 in last 14 conference tourney games.

    Sun Belt tournament, New Orleans
    UL-Lafayette beat Tex-Arlington twice this season, 77-65 in Arlington, then 100-79 at home in last meeting Feb 17. Ragin’ Cajuns are 8-3 vs UTA in Sun Belt meetings. ULL won 17 of its last 19 games; they made 14-25 on arc in easy win over Texas St yesterday- they led 37-15 at half. Ragin’ Cajuns are #51 experience team in country. Arlington starts five seniors, is most experienced team in country; Mavericks won four in row and seven of last nine games- they played two guys more than 30:00 in easy win over Appalachian State Friday.

    ACC tournament, Brooklyn
    Duke-North Carolina games are emotional; hard to play a real good team the next day. This is 4th game in four days for UNC. Virginia is 6-4 in its last ten games with Carolina- they lost to Tar Heels in two of last three ACC tourneys, both by 4 points. Carolina won seven of its last nine games overall; they beat Duke by 5 Friday, playing three guys 33:00+. UNC got smothered 61-49 at Virginia Jan 6- UNC was held to 21 2nd half points. Virginia won its last seven games overall; they won their last seven games. Three Cavaliers played 34:00+ in Friday’s win over Clemson.

    Big X tournament, Kansas City
    Kansas beat West Virginia twice this season, by 5-8 points; Jayhawks are 8-4 vs Mountaineers in Big X meetings. Kansas won six of its last seven games; they won last two days by 14-16 points. Jayhawks are 27-5 in last 32 Big X tourney games. Kansas played three guys 35:00+ last night vs K-State. West Virginia is 6-3 in its last nine games; they’re 13-6 vs top 50 teams this season, went WWL in last two Big X tourneys. Mountaineers had tough 66-63 win over Texas Tech last night- they made 10-20 on arc, played three guys 32:00+.

    Big East tournament, NYC
    Providence won four of its last five games, winning last two days in OT; they rallied back from down 17 to upset Xavier Friday- three Friars played 40:00+ Friday, after four played 40:00+ in Thursday’s OT win. Villanova won its last four games, winning last two days by 19-24 points. Providence/Villanova split pair of games this year; Wildcats won first meeting 89-69 at home, but lost rematch 76-71 on Feb 14. Villanova won 10 of last 12 series games; they beat Friars in two of last three Big East tourneys, by 2-8 points.

    Big Sky tournament, Reno
    Montana won its last five games; they needed OT to hold off Northern Colorado 91-89 last nite, after trailing by 6 with 1:06 left. Four Grizzlies played 31:00+; two played 40:00+. Eastern Washington won its last eight games, first of which was 74-65 home win over Montana Feb 15; Eagles shot 62.5% inside arc that night. Teams split last ten series games; EWU beat Montana 69-65 in this event three years ago. EWU shot 64% inside arc in win over Southern Utah Friday- only two Eagles played 32:00+. Montana is 10-4 in last 14 Big Sky tourney games.

    Mountain West tournament, Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
    New Mexico made 13-29 on arc, rallied back from down 10 at half to beat San Diego State 79-75 in only meeting this season. Lobos won last three series games- since ’04, they’re 4-1 vs Aztecs in MW tourney. San Diego State won its last eight games; they were up 30 at half yesterday against Nevada. Only one Aztec played 30:00+ last nite. New Mexico won won its last seven games; they played eight guys 21:00+ last nite, no one more than 29:00 in workmanlike win over Utah State. San Diego State held five of its last seven opponents under 65 points.

    Conference USA tournament, Frisco, TX
    Western Kentucky beat Marshall twice this season, 112-87 in Huntington, then 85-74 in rematch Jan 27; Hilltoppers are 4-5 overall vs Marshall in C-USA games. WKU played four guys 32:00+ in 57-49 win over Old Dominion Friday- Hilltoppers won 17 of its last 21 games; they’re 9-7 vs teams ranked in top 125 this season. Marshall plays fast tempo; five of their last six games had 75+ possessions. Thundering Herd won nine of last 11 games; they played only seven guys last nite in fairly easy win over Southern Miss, with three of them playing 34:00+.

    MAC tournament, Cleveland
    Toledo star Fletcher got hurt last nite, is likely out here. Buffalo opened MAC play with a 104-94 home win over Toledo, just their 2nd win in last six series games. Toledo won its first two MAC tourney games by total of three points; they’re 4-3 in last seven games overall. Rockets played four starters 36:00+ last night in 64-63 win over EMU, making 12-22 on arc. Buffalo won its last five games, winning first two MAC tourney games by 15-17 points; Bulls have only one senior in their rotation- they played two guys 32:00+ in 78-61 win over Kent State last night.

    Big West tournament, Anaheim
    Road team won both Fullerton-Irvine games this season; Titans won first meeting 67-64, then lost rematch 63-58 at home Feb 3. Irvine won 11 of last 13 series games, but lost two of last three. Irvine won 10 of their last 12 games overall; they’re 11-4 in last 15 Big West tourney games; Anteaters won their first two tourney games by total of 4 points- they played only one guy more than 28:00 in ragged 61-58 win over UCSB. Fullerton won seven of its last nine games, winning first tourney games by 2-3 points. Three Titans played 32:00+ last night.

    Pac-12 tournament, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
    Arizona was +18 (40-22) on boards in 81-67 home win over USC in only meeting Feb 10; Wildcats won last four series games, and 10 of last 12. Arizona outscored UCLA 11-0 in OT win last nite; Wildcats played three starters 40:00+, a 4th starter 38:00. Wildcats won seven of their last eight games overall- three of their last six games went OT. USC won six of its last seven games; they won last two nights by 13-20 points, allowing 51 ppg. Trojans aren’t deep; they don’t have a backup PG right now- they used four starters 36:00+ last night, even in an easy win.
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    NCAAB

    Saturday, March 10


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    Trend Report
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    UMBC @ VERMONT
    UMBC

    No trends to report
    VERMONT

    No trends to report
    CORNELL @ HARVARD
    CORNELL

    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cornell's last 5 games when playing Harvard
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cornell's last 6 games
    HARVARD

    Harvard is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cornell
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Harvard's last 5 games when playing Cornell
    TEXAS-ARLINGTON @ LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE
    TEXAS-ARLINGTON

    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas-Arlington's last 6 games when playing Louisiana-Lafayette
    Texas-Arlington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
    LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE

    Louisiana-Lafayette is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games
    Louisiana-Lafayette is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Texas-Arlington
    SAINT JOSEPH'S @ RHODE ISLAND
    SAINT JOSEPH'S

    Saint Joseph's is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
    Saint Joseph's is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
    RHODE ISLAND

    Rhode Island is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rhode Island's last 5 games when playing Saint Joseph's
    MEMPHIS @ CINCINNATI
    MEMPHIS

    Memphis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
    Memphis is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
    CINCINNATI

    Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
    Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Memphis
    ALABAMA @ KENTUCKY
    ALABAMA

    The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Alabama's last 19 games
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Alabama's last 7 games when playing Kentucky
    KENTUCKY

    Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Alabama
    Kentucky is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
    NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL @ HAMPTON
    NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL

    No trends to report
    HAMPTON

    No trends to report
    YALE @ PENNSYLVANIA
    YALE

    Yale is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
    Yale is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
    PENNSYLVANIA

    Pennsylvania is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
    Pennsylvania is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
    GEORGIA SOUTHERN @ GEORGIA STATE
    GEORGIA SOUTHERN

    Georgia Southern is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Georgia State
    Georgia Southern is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
    GEORGIA STATE

    The total has gone OVER in 8 of Georgia State's last 10 games
    Georgia State is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
    ARKANSAS @ TENNESSEE
    ARKANSAS

    Arkansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tennessee
    Arkansas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Tennessee
    TENNESSEE

    Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tennessee's last 5 games
    DAVIDSON @ ST. BONAVENTURE
    DAVIDSON

    Davidson is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Davidson's last 5 games when playing St. Bonaventure
    ST. BONAVENTURE

    St. Bonaventure is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Bonaventure's last 5 games when playing Davidson
    HOUSTON @ WICHITA STATE
    HOUSTON

    Houston is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
    WICHITA STATE

    The total has gone OVER in 11 of Wichita State's last 12 games
    Wichita State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
    TEXAS SOUTHERN @ ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF
    TEXAS SOUTHERN

    No trends to report
    ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF

    No trends to report
    WEST VIRGINIA @ KANSAS
    WEST VIRGINIA

    West Virginia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of West Virginia's last 5 games
    KANSAS

    Kansas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
    Kansas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing West Virginia
    SAN DIEGO STATE @ NEW MEXICO
    SAN DIEGO STATE

    San Diego State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
    San Diego State is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
    NEW MEXICO

    New Mexico is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
    New Mexico is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
    PROVIDENCE @ VILLANOVA
    PROVIDENCE

    Providence is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Villanova
    Providence is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
    VILLANOVA

    Villanova is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
    The total has gone OVER in 6 of Villanova's last 7 games
    TOLEDO @ BUFFALO
    TOLEDO

    Toledo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toledo's last 8 games when playing Buffalo
    BUFFALO

    Buffalo is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
    Buffalo is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
    EASTERN WASHINGTON @ MONTANA
    EASTERN WASHINGTON

    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Eastern Washington's last 5 games when playing Montana
    Eastern Washington is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
    MONTANA

    Montana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montana's last 5 games when playing Eastern Washington
    MARSHALL @ WESTERN KENTUCKY
    MARSHALL

    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Marshall's last 6 games
    Marshall is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
    WESTERN KENTUCKY

    Western Kentucky is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Kentucky's last 5 games
    NORTH CAROLINA @ VIRGINIA
    NORTH CAROLINA

    North Carolina is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina's last 5 games
    VIRGINIA

    Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia's last 5 games when playing North Carolina
    STEPHEN F. AUSTIN @ SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA
    STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

    No trends to report
    SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA

    No trends to report
    USC @ ARIZONA
    USC

    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of USC's last 5 games
    USC is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
    ARIZONA

    Arizona is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
    Arizona is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing USC
    GRAND CANYON @ NEW MEXICO STATE
    GRAND CANYON

    Grand Canyon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
    Grand Canyon is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Mexico State
    NEW MEXICO STATE

    New Mexico State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
    New Mexico State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Grand Canyon


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    Get to know your mid majors: Betting profiles for small conference teams in the NCAA Tournament
    Ashton Grewal

    The Spartans won outright as 8.5-point underdogs at NC State back in December.

    The Gonzaga Bulldogs punched their ticket into the NCAA Tournament for a 20th consecutive season by winning the West Coast Conference in convincing fashion over BYU. From Dan Dickau to Adam Morrison to Kelly Olynyk – sports bettors are familiar with the Zags’ knack for making noise in March.

    The program has grown too much under head coach Mark Few to be lumped in with the rest of the small conference teams filling out the field. The Bulldogs earned a No. 1 seed in the tournament a year ago and made it all the way to national championship game before bowing out to the Tar Heels.

    Gonzaga is the exception not the rule when it comes to mid major teams. Most squads from the lesser conferences are unknown entities when they appear on the bracket.

    Murray State Racers

    Record: 26-5 SU, 17-11 ATS, 14-14 O/U
    Conference: Ohio Valley champs

    Best win: 17-point win against Belmont in the conference tournament championship game.

    Worst loss: 14-point loss to the Saint Louis as a 3.5-point favorite.

    What they do best: Murray State owns the 21st most efficient offense in the country and nets 1.119 points per offensive possession. The Racers aren’t a dominate 3-point shooting team but they are highly-effective when they do shoot from beyond the arc.

    Weakness: They don’t devote many minutes to their big men and are better off when they’re playing small ball. A matchup against an opponent with a stacked frontcourt – like say Duke – in the first round would be less than ideal for Murray State supporters.

    Radford Highlanders

    Record: 22-12 SU, 5-4 ATS, 3-6 O/U
    Conference: Big South champs

    Best win: The Highlanders beat regular season Big South champs N.C. Asheville by 20 points at the start of conference play.

    Worst loss: They lost by 12 points to Vanderbilt back in November. The Commodores finished with just 12 regular season wins and were the second worst team in the SEC.

    What they do best: In a word – defend. The Highlanders allowed fewer than 54 points in each of their conference tournament games and only 17 other teams in college hoops surrendered fewer points per game during the regular season.

    Weakness: They won’t be able to win in a shootout against an up-tempo team. Virginia Tech, for example, crushed Radford 95-68 in the first week of December.

    Loyola-Chicago Ramblers

    Record: 28-5 SU, 19-9-1 ATS, 12-17-1 O/U
    Conference: Missouri Valley champs

    Best win: They won 65-59 against Florida – a top contender to win the SEC tournament – in Gainesville.

    Worst loss: Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a middle-of-the-pack MVC side, beat the Ramblers by 17 points in December.

    What they do best: They don’t take bad shots and they run a balanced offense. Loyola-Chicago finished third in the country in field goal percentage (50.6) and it has five players averaging 10 or more points per game.

    Weakness: The pace the Ramblers play will remind bettors of Virginia. They average just 66.9 possessions per game and aren’t comfortable playing a fast-break tempo. An effective pressing team like West Virginia wouldn’t suit Loyola-Chicago well.

    Lipscomb Bison

    Record: 23-9 SU, 4-2 ATS, 3-3 O/U
    Conference: Atlantic Sun champs

    Best win: They played preseason Atlantic Sun favorites three times with the last coming in the conference tournament final where they beat Florida Gulf Coast 108-96.

    Worst loss: The Bison lost at home to New Jersey Tech at the beginning of February. That was the last game they lost.

    What they do best: They find a way to get to the charity stripe. Made free throws account for 22.3 percent of the Bison’s points (28th highest in the country) and they draw the sixth most fouls per game at 21.6.

    Weakness: This is Lipscomb’s first appearance in the Big Dance in the school history. Will nerves be a factor? They played well in their conference but Texas and Alabama destroyed them during non-conference play.

    Iona Gaels

    Record: 20-13 SU, 15-14 ATS, 16-12 O/U
    Conference: MAAC champs

    Best win: They beat conference regular season champion Rider by 27 points back in January.

    Worst loss: The Gaels lost by 22 points at home to a Monmouth-NJ team that finished the season with just 11 wins.

    What they do best: Shoot from deep. Iona averages 9.7 made threes per game and three of its main rotation players shoot 38.5 percent or better from beyond the arc.

    Weakness: Don’t expect the Gaels to get many second chance points. They rank 303rd in the nation in offensive rebounding rate. They don’t want to play a team that defends the perimeter well and closes out hard on 3-point shooters. Kentucky and Virginia are two teams that could cause big problems for Iona.

    NC-Greensboro Spartans

    Record: 27-7 SU, 17-9-1 ATS, 11-16-1 O/U
    Conference: Southern champs

    Best win: The Spartans won outright as 8.5-point underdogs at NC State back in December.

    Worst loss: They lost to East Tennessee State despite being listed as 8.5-point road chalk.

    What they do best: Control the paint. The UNCG is tops in the Southern conference in offensive rebounding, rebounding margin and blocks per game.

    Weakness: Their offense was middle in the pack in the conference and the Spartans don’t draw many fouls. They rank 331st in the nation in free throw attempts per game (15.5).

    Wright State Raiders

    Record: 25-9 SU, 18-13-1 ATS, 12-20-1 O/U
    Conference: Horizon champs

    Best win: The Raiders took down Georgia Tech on the road as 8.5-point underdogs.

    Worst loss: They lost by 19 points at home against eventual Ohio Valley champion Murray State back in November.

    What they do best: This is another team that hangs its hat on defense. The Raiders led the Horizon league in most key defensive statistics but the thing they do best is cause turnovers. Their opponents turned the ball over 20.7 percent per offensive possession which is the 32nd highest rate in all of college hoops.

    Weakness: There’s not much flash to the Raiders’ offense and those turnovers they create gives them needed extra offensive possessions. They don’t want to face a team with multiple, strong ball handlers.

    Charleston Cougars

    Record: 26-7 SU, 15-14-1 ATS, 17-13-1 O/U
    Conference: Colonial Athletic champs

    Best win: The Cougars won outright as 3.5-point road underdogs against Northeastern at the beginning of February.

    Worst loss: Cal Poly, the third worst team from the Big West, won just nine games this season. One of those came courtesy of Charleston.

    What they do best: Execute down the stretch. The Cougars own the 18th best, second-half scoring margin at +5.2.

    Weakness: They don’t own the boards as well as you’d hope particularly against weak competition in the CAA conference. They grabbed just 72.3 percent of their defensive rebounds and averaged only 8.4 offensive boards per game.

    LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds

    Record: 18-16 SU, 3-4 ATS, 2-4 O/U
    Conference: Northeast champs

    Best win: They beat conference regular season champ Wagner in the tournament final 71-61 as 9.5-point road underdogs.

    Worst loss: Take your pick. The Blackbirds won their conference despite losing 16 of their 34 games.

    What they do best: Defend the 3-point line. Their opponents shot a conference-low 32.5 percent from deep.

    Weakness: LIU Brooklyn will likely be one of the smallest teams in the field. Two of its main contributors stand less than six feet tall and the lone big man in the rotation (Zach Coleman) only plays 22 minutes per game.

    South Dakota State Jackrabbits

    Conference: Summit League champs
    Record: 28-6 SU, 19-9 ATS, 15-13 O/U

    Best win: The Jackrabbits hopped past Iowa as 7.5-point underdogs on a neutral court.

    Worst loss: They lost to Missouri State, a middle of the road team in the Missouri Valley conference, by 20 points.

    What they do best: Shoot from deep. South Dakota State is ninth in the country in made 3’s per game (10.4), and hit 40.3 percent of its shots from beyond the arc during conference play.

    Weakness: No team averaged more fouls per game (19.3 in conference games) in the Summit League than South Dakota State. A team that draws a lot of fouls and shoots a high percentage at the line – like Xavier – would be a tough draw for the Jackrabbits.
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    Don't let bad NCAA tournament betting trends drive you mad this March
    Jason Logan

    Trends are as much a part of March Madness as a stack of blank brackets and that CBS college basketball theme song. You know the one: Da-da, Da-da, Da, Da-dum, Da-da, Dum!

    Wrangling NCAA tournament trends is more difficult than any other major sport, mainly because player turnover in college hoops is pretty significant, especially in power conferences. The year-to-year makeup and talent level of programs fluctuate more than stock prices following a Trump tweet, and sports bettors should really watch it when it comes to putting any weight into these long-running stats.

    Oh, you’ll hear some real doozies as it pertains to particular conferences and their ATS success in the national tournament over the last 20 years or betting trends tied to specific seedings (especially useless since they’ve changed the way they seed teams and added play-in games). And we are among the guilty purveyors of such hollow facts, as a lot of these trends – while completely f-ing worthless - are fun topics to discuss and weigh against matchups that qualify for debate.

    I’ve always viewed historical trends as a slight nudge in direction (not saying it’s the right direction), like a trail of bread crumbs or moss growing on the north side of a tree. They’re a first step in the process and some are worthy of deeper exploration. But trends are very much just a single cog in the handicapping machine.

    Things like recent form and current trends based on this season’s output should hold importance over the fact that No. 11 seeds set between +6 and +9.5 are covering at a 61 percent clip since 1998 (they’re not by the way. I just made up a ridiculous trend as an example. For God’s sake, don’t place a bet based on that).

    How books treat trends

    Perhaps the best way to measure the validity of historic NCAA tournament betting trends is to ask the guys who set the odds on each and every game: the bookmakers. And what you’ll get back from the bookies when it comes to their use of historic trends when setting their spreads and totals is an echoing “Nahhhhhhhhh”.

    “Trends are generally ignored by oddsmakers. Historical trends with large samplings may carry some weight, but still it would be very minimal,” says Scott Cooley, an odds consultant for online book BetDSI. “In all, trends are something the public loves to point to, but they have almost no bearing on how oddsmakers proceed with their side of the business.”

    In fact, some sportsbooks pointed to historical trends as their biggest weapon against the betting public. And it makes sense.

    College basketball is a sharp market all the way through non-conference, conference, and Championship Week play, with the action about a 70/30 split in terms of wiseguys to public bets. Then Selection Sunday happens and suddenly everyone and their dog is a damn NCAA expert and talking about Loyola Chicago as a sleeper team they’ve been watching all season. I’m calling bullshit.

    That same guy clucking away about RPI is advancing a team in his bracket or placing a wager solely based on some whack-ass trend he saw on Twitter about SEC schools struggling when giving double digits in the Round of 32 (again, just a made-up trend). And it’s not just game-by-game betting, it also lures unsuspecting bettors into the NCAA futures waters as well.

    “One of the most beneficial trends to the books is that myth that any team can win March Madness,” says Matthew Holt, COO at CG Analytics which provides odds to multiple books in Las Vegas. “This myth normally creates a massive hold for the books in the futures market for college hoops. In fact, the college basketball futures market is the most lucrative to the books.”

    A long-time oddsmaking contact always reminds me that lines are set to the public’s perception, and if the bettors are factoring in historic trends into their capping, the books will as well. As one bookmaker pointed out, a trend like a No. 1 seed never losing to a No. 16 may prompt a few extra cents on the moneyline for the top-seeded team knowing plenty of public players will tie those lofty moneylines to other wagers just to get a bit more bang for their buck.

    Not all trends are bad

    OK, we’ve said some terrible things about historic NCAA trends, many of which we can’t take back. That doesn’t mean ALL HISTORIC TRENDS should be thrown in the trash and/or sorted for recycling.

    Leave it to long-time handicapper and gatekeeper of one of the biggest betting databases in the business, Marc Lawrence, to school me on the value of historic trends using this famous Winston Churchill quote, “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

    Who am I to argue with the Prime Minister? But I’m pretty sure he didn’t have a bunch of dudes yelling “What the hell kind of shot was that?!” at a TV in mind when he said that.

    Lawrence says by relying on past patterns we can better anticipate expectancy and by applying them to current form, we become better, well-rounded handicappers. He specifically points to trends as they pertain to head coaches, stating “Their personalities and traits are reflective on a team’s measure of success on the court.”

    And it makes sense. Players come and go in the college ranks, but head coaches remain the same, as do their game plans, offensive playbook, and defensive philosophies. They recruit players that will fit their system, so those results are more stable and reliable than other historic NCAA trends.

    “The coaches have a little more time to get their team ready for this first game than most games in the season, and the ones who have proven successful at this stage should be trusted,” says Covers Experts’ Brandon Shively. “New coaches are a wild card and I try to pass on them.”

    Another trend used by not only handicappers but also showing up on the radar of bookmakers is a team’s defensive efficiency ranking. OK, OK. That’s not so much of a trend as it is a stat, but when you apply it to past Final Four teams, there’s an absolute trend bleeding through the bracket.

    Looking back at the past six NCAA tournaments (2012 to 2017), no Final Four team has ranked outside of the Top 40 in defensive efficiency (points allowed per 100 possessions). Twelve of those 24 national semifinal programs have placed inside the Top 10 in that stat column (including seven in the Top 3) and the average defensive efficiency rating for Final Four teams is 13.6 since 2012 - a year in which the four semifinalists ranked No. 1, No. 3, No. 4, and No. 7 in that category.

    “Few saw South Carolina's Final Four run coming last year. However, the Gamecocks ranked No. 3 in the country in defensive efficiency going into the tourney,” says Covers Experts Brian Power. “Gonzaga was No. 1 and, of course, made it all the way to the final. For the record, this year's top teams in defensive efficiency are Virginia, Cincinnati, Texas Tech and Tennessee. Make note of this.”

    That means whether you’re filling out your bracket, taking a flyer on the futures, or betting game-to-game, you should really take a hard look at teams ranked Nos. 1-14 in defensive efficiency. It’s something oddsmakers admittedly look at when setting their outright odds for the Big Dance.

    “Historic offensive and defensive efficiency data of past champions and Final Four teams are used to set the futures odds on the NCAA tournament,” says Greg R., a lines manager for online book GTBets. “It also helps if they play at a fast tempo.”

    Mixing offensive pace into the NCAA sauce, along with defensive efficiency, you have a select number of qualifying teams this year: Duke, Michigan State and Gonzaga. Those power programs sit around +500, +600 and +2,500 respectively on the NCAA futures board.

    Infamous 12 over 5

    We couldn’t end this bad boy without mentioning the most notorious NCAA tournament trend of them all: No. 12 seed over a No. 5 seed.

    Yes, this is a trend that shows up most times in March but is far from a given. Going back to 2012, all four No. 5 seeds have advanced past the Round of 64 just once in that span – in 2015 – and before that 2007 was the last time we saw this trend come up short. In that six-season span, No. 5 seeds are just 11-13 SU versus No. 12 seeds in the opening round.

    When you throw a pointspread into this matchup, the No. 5 seeds have been a money pit, going just 8-16 ATS since 2012. They failed to cover in three of four matchups last March and were also 1-3 ATS in 2016. That said, the No. 5 seed is also 5-3 SU in those last two tournaments.

    “I’m not a trends guy but from an observation stand point I’d say the No. 12 versus No. 5 matchup has been drawn out,” says Covers Experts Zack Cimini. “There was a time that the No. 12 seed teams warranted upset potential. Nowadays, the No. 5 seed has become more dangerous. These teams usually had their moments in-season and are rounding back into form.”

    As a historical trend, I’m so weary of seed-based betting, but there’s no denying that the No. 12 over No. 5 trend has teeth - big nasty sand shark-looking ones – when you level the playing field with a spread.

    Of course, as Mr. Lawrence proclaimed, trends like these allow bettors to “anticipate expectancy” and when measured against current form, you can pinpoint the value – or in this case the No. 5 least likely to cover the spread against the No. 12 seed.
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    ACC Conference Championship betting preview and odds: North Carolina vs. Virginia

    North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Virginia Cavaliers (-2, 130)

    Tournament to be played at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

    Top-ranked Virginia will look to cap an incredible conference regular season in which it went 17-1 with an ACC Tournament championship as it takes on No. 11 North Carolina on Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The Cavaliers advanced with a 64-58 win over No. 20 Clemson on Friday, while the sixth-seeded Tar Heels beat No. 4 Duke 74-69 in the other semifinal to move on.

    Jack Salt, a bench player averaging just 3.4 points and four rebounds per game this season, was clutch down the stretch as he,scored eight points on 4-of-5 shooting - all in the second half - and pulled down eight rebounds while the Cavaliers fought off fourth-seeded Clemson's comeback attempt. The Tigers got within four points with 13.4 seconds remaining, but Devon Hall hit two late free throws to send Virginia to the ACC title game for the third time in five years. North Carolina jumped out to an 18-5 lead in the first nine minutes and led for much of the game against second-seeded Duke, but a late 13-0 run got the Blue Devils within three with 51 seconds remaining. Then, after a trio of turnovers inside the final minute, Duke's Grayson Allen missed a game-tying 3-point attempt with six seconds remaining and Theo Pinson nailed two free-throws with 3.2 seconds on the clock to seal the win for North Carolina.

    TV: 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

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    BETTING ACTION AND LINE MOVES: Virginia opened as 2-point chalk and the over hit betting boards at 130, neither number has yet to move as of Saturday morning.

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    ABOUT NORTH CAROLINA: Ball movement was key for North Carolina in the win against Duke as it was able to dismantle a 2-3 zone defense by recording 24 team assists on 28 made field goals, with Pinson (seven assists) and Kenny Williams (six) leading the way. Luke Maye had a bounce-back performance, leading the Tar Heels with 17 points, 10 rebounds and four assists a day after he scored just two points on 1-of-15 shooting against Miami in the quarterfinals. Four other players reached double digits in points for North Carolina, with Joel Berry II scoring 13 and Cameron Johnson, Garrison Brooks and Williams each adding 10.

    ABOUT VIRGINIA: Kyle Guy, Virginia's leading scorer at 14 points per game, led the way offensively against Clemson with 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting - including 3-of-7 from beyond the arc. But as usual, it was the Cavaliers' top-ranked defense that led the way, holding the Tigers to 34.7 percent shooting (17-for-49) and 20 percent from 3-point range (5-for-25). In their only matchup on Jan. 6, the Cavaliers limited the Tar Heels to just 49 points on 29.6 percent shooting (16-for-54) and forced 19 turnovers.

    TRENDS:

    * Tar Heels are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.
    * Cavaliers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss.
    * Under is 4-0 in Tar Heels last 4 overall.
    * Under is 4-0 in Cavaliers last 4 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
    * Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

    TIP-IN BETTING TIDBITS:

    - Virginia is in the conference title game for the ninth time in school history but has won only two championships (1976 and 2014) and lost to North Carolina in 2016.

    - North Carolina is looking to win its 19th ACC championship and pull within one of Duke for most all-time.

    - The Tar Heels will be playing their fourth game in four days, while the Cavaliers will take the court for the third time in three days.

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    Big East Conference Championship betting preview and odds: Providence vs. Villanova

    Providence Friars vs. Villanova Wildcats (-12, 149.5)

    Game to be played at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York

    No. 3 Villanova is in the Big East Tournament championship game for the fourth straight season and aims to win its third title during that stretch when it faces Providence on Saturday. The second-seeded Wildcats rolled past sixth-seeded Butler on Friday, shortly after the fifth-seeded Friars upset top seed Xavier in overtime.

    Providence kicked off Friday's action by rallying from a 17-point, second-half deficit to stun the Musketeers - and all but clinch its NCAA Tournament spot in the process. Of course, the Friars can secure an automatic bid if they pull off another upset - and they already know they can defeat the Wildcats. Providence lost the first matchup against Villanova this season by 20 but bounced back for a 76-71 victory last month behind Kyron Cartwright's 17 points. The Wildcats, meanwhile, saw all five starters score in double figures on Friday en route to an 87-68 rout of Butler and now are in excellent shape to earn a No. 1 seed in the Big Dance.

    TV: 6:30 p.m. ET, FOX

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    BETTING ACTION AND LINE MOVES: Villanova opened as 12.5-point chalk and that number has yet to move. The total hit the betting board at 149.5 and hasn't budged as of Saturday morning.

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    ABOUT PROVIDENCE: The Friars have won three straight games by a total of 11 points, and each of their last seven triumphs have come by five or fewer. Alpha Diallo and Rodney Bullock each registered 17 points on Friday while Cartwright scored 15 despite going 6-for-17 from the field. Nate Watson, who recorded two points in four minutes during Thursday's contest, poured in 14 in 28 minutes against Xavier and will be a concern for Villanova's young front line.

    ABOUT VILLANOVA: The Wildcats are led by their two terrific guards - Jalen Brunson, the potential choice for National Player of the Year, and Mikal Bridges, a potential 2018 lottery pick. Brunson has shot well in three straight games following a multi-week slump, while Bridges has drained multiple 3-pointers in eight straight contests - scoring at least 18 points in each of those games. Freshman forward Omari Spellman registered 12 points and 12 boards - matching his second-highest rebound total of the season - in Friday's win and also drained multiple 3-pointers for the sixth time in seven contests.

    TRENDS:

    * Friars are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
    * Wildcats are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games.
    * Over is 12-2 in Wildcats last 14 vs. Big East.
    * Friars are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

    TIP-INS:

    * Providence won the Big East Tournament in 1994 and 2014, while Villanova's titles came in 1995, 2015 and 2017.
    * Brunson committed more than three turnovers in a game once this season - a seven-turnover performance in the second meeting with Providence.
    * The Wildcats have won 10 of their last 11 games in the Big East Tournament.

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    Big 12 Conference Championship betting preview and odds: West Virginia vs. Kansas

    West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Kansas Jayhawks (-1, 153.5)

    Game to be played at Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri

    Malik Newman was a top-10 recruit for Mississippi State back in spring of 2015, but it is Kansas who is reaping the rewards of his talent nearly three years later. The 6-3 sophomore attempts to put the finishing touches on his brilliant offensive display at the Big 12 Tournament on Saturday when the ninth-ranked and top-seeded Jayhawks face No. 18 West Virginia in the championship game at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

    After averaging 12 points per game while playing a complementary role behind Devonte' Graham and Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk for most of the season, Newman has stepped up in a featured role this weekend. The Big 12 Newcomer of the Year burned Oklahoma State for a career-high 30 points in Thursday's quarterfinal victory and followed it up with a team-high 22-point performance in Friday's 83-67 victory over Kansas State in the semifinals. The third-seeded Mountaineers advanced to the conference tournament title game for the third straight season Friday, riding a 10-for-20 effort from 3-point range to defeat No. 13 Texas Tech 66-63 in the other semifinal matchup. West Virginia has dropped three straight meetings to Kansas despite holding a double-digit lead at some point in each contest.

    TV: 6 p.m. ET, ESPN

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    BETTING ACTION AND LINE MOVES: The Jayhawks opened as 1-point favorites and that number has held firm. The total hit the board at 153.5 and yet to move off the opening number.

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    ABOUT WEST VIRGINIA: Daxter Miles Jr. connected on 24 of his first 97 3-point attempts in 21 games prior to missing his only game of the season due to an illness on Jan. 31, but he is 25-for-51 in 11 outings since his return, including 10-for-15 over the first two contests of this event. Backcourt mate and fellow senior Jevon Carter overcame some early foul trouble to reach double figures for the seventh straight game Friday, but the program's all-time steals leader was shut out in that department for only the third time this season. Sophomore forward Sagaba Konate was a thorn in the side of the Jayhawks in their two regular-season meetings, averaging 12.5 points, eight rebounds and four blocks.

    ABOUT KANSAS: Freshman center Silvio De Sousa, who wasn't cleared to play by the NCAA until Jan. 13, continued to take advantage of his increased playing time this weekend with Udoka Azubuike (knee) sidelined and is averaging 9.5 rebounds in 17 minutes per game in Kansas City. Graham (17.3 points) has failed to reach his season scoring average in four straight outings and is 13-for-42 from the field over that time, but the Big 12 Player of the Year has made up for his struggles by averaging nine assists per game. Mykhailiuk shot 4-of-8 beyond the arc against the Wildcats to complement Newman's 5-for-8 showing from long-range and has drained on at least 40 percent of his 3-point attempts in seven straight contests.

    TRENDS:

    * Mountaineers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
    * Jayhawks are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
    * Over is 4-1 in Mountaineers last 5 overall.
    * Over is 5-0 in Jayhawks last 5 games following a ATS win.

    TIP-INS:

    * Kansas has won the conference tournament seven times in 15 years under coach Bill Self and is 10-2 all-time in the Big 12 championship game.
    * The Mountaineers are eyeing their first conference tournament title victory since winning the Big East in 2010.
    * Newman needs 16 points Saturday to break Paul Pierce's school record (67) for the most in a single conference tournament.
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    AAC Conference Tournament Semifinals betting preview and odds

    It's semifinal Saturday in the AAC conference tournament at Amway Center in Orlando. The first semifinal will feature the top seeded Cincinnati Bearcats taking on the Memphis Tigers and the later game will see the Wichita State Shockers going to battle with the Houston Cougars.

    Tournament to be played at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.

    Memphis Tigers vs Cincinnati Bearcats (-16.5, 131)

    Eighth-ranked Cincinnati continues to prove that it can win games without crisp performances on the offensive end. The tough-minded Bearcats are the top seed in the American Athletic Conference Tournament and have a date with fifth-seeded Memphis on Saturday in the semifinals of the Orlando-based event.

    Cincinnati, which still has an outside shot of earning a No. 1 seed in next week's NCAA Tournament, has scored 62 and 61 points in its last two games while shooting a collective 41.4 percent in those contests, including a meager 8-of-35 from 3-point range.

    Memphis advanced to the semifinals thanks to Kareem Brewton's Jr.'s buzzer-beater in Friday's 67-64 triumph against Tulsa. Brewton's high-arching 3-pointer swished through the net, giving the Tigers a third chance to solve the Bearcats this season after Cincinnati won the first two meetings comfortably. Memphis scored 48 points in each meeting with Cincinnati this season. In those games, the Tigers shot 31.7 percent from the field, 7-of-39 from 3-point range and also struggled from the foul line (25-of-46).

    BETTING STATS: Cincinnati opened as high as massive 16.5-point favorites and that line has yet to budge. The total hit betting boards at 131 and has yet to move off the opening number.



    BETTING ACTION AND LINE MOVEMENT:

    Cincinnati opened as huge 16.5-point favorites for Saturday's semifinal matchup and as of Friday night that number has yet to move. The total hit betting boards at 131.5 and has also been steady in early wagering.

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    TRENDS:

    * Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
    * Bearcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
    * Over is 5-1 in Tigers last 6 neutral site games.




    Houston Cougars vs Wichita State Shockers (-4, 151)

    Wichita State's bench runs deep, but the performance by its best player was most responsible for the No. 14 Shockers advancing to the American Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals against No. 21 Houston on Saturday in Orlando, Fla. Sophomore guard Landry Shamet matched his career high of six 3-pointers among his 24 points in Wichita State's 89-81 victory over Temple on Friday to set up a rubber match with the Cougars, who pulled away from Central Florida 84-56 on Friday.

    Houston senior guard Rob Gray, who averages a team-best 18.1 points, scored 12 of his 17 on Friday in the final 12:23 as the Cougars broke open a 44-36 game with 15:54 remaining.

    The teams split their regular-season meetings by protecting their home courts with the Shockers prevailing 81-63 on Jan. 4 and the Cougars handing Wichita State its worst loss of the campaign 73-59 on Jan. 20 with Gray scoring a total of 37 points.

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    BETTING ACTION AND LINE MOVEMENT: The Shockers opened as 4-point chalk and the over hit betting boards at 151, neither number has yet to move as of Saturday morning.

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    TRENDS:

    * Cougars are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
    * Shockers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
    * Over is 4-1 in Cougars last 5 overall.
    * Over is 9-1 in Shockers last 10 games following a straight up win.

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    SEC Tournament Semifinals betting preview and odds

    It seems the remaining teams in the SEC tourney can be fitted for dancing shoes, as all four semifinalists appear to be locks for the NCAA Tournament. Most notably after Collin Sexton led Alabama to a rout over Auburn on Friday. The Tide will now take on Kentucky, which has won 11 consecutive SEC tourney games, while Arkansas will face off against Tennessee.

    Games to be played at Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri

    Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Kentucky Wildcats (-3.5, 144)

    Fourth-seeded Kentucky looks to stay on track for its fourth consecutive SEC Tournament title when it faces No. 9 seed Alabama in the semifinals on Saturday in St. Louis. The Wildcats cruised past Georgia 62-49 on Friday to notch their 11th consecutive win against the Bulldogs and hope to beat the Crimson Tide for the 10th straight time while ousting them in the semifinals for the second straight year following a 79-74 victory on March 11, 2017.

    Collin Sexton, continued where he left off after hitting the game-winning floater to beat eighth-seeded Texas A&M on Thursday, as he poured in 31 points to likely cement the Crimson Tide's first NCAA Tournament berth since 2011-12. Sexton also buried six 3-pointers and grabbed seven rebounds in the win against Auburn. Donta Hall contributed 11 points and six rebounds before leaving with 6:41 left in the second half with a head injury, and the junior forward is questionable for Saturday's clash.

    P.J. Washington led the way for Kentucky, with 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the floor to go along with seven rebounds in the win against Georgia. Kevin Knox, who shared the conference freshman of the year honors with Sexton, also added 15 points and a team-high nine rebounds in the win against the Bulldogs. Jarred Vanderbilt, who leads the Wildcats with 7.9 rebounds per game, was sidelined with an ankle injury and is listed as day-to-day. While coach John Calipari is not a fan of conference tournaments, his Wildcats have won 10 straight SEC tourney games, going 8-1-1 against the spread.

    BETTING STATS:



    BETTING ACTION AND LINE MOVES: The Wildcats opened as high as 4.5-point chalk at some books, money coming in the Crimson Tide has seen that number dropped to 3.5. The total hit betting boards at 144 and has yet to move off the opening number.

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    TRENDS:

    * Wildcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
    * Over is 7-0 in Wildcats last 7 games following a ATS win.
    * Over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
    * Crimson Tide are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.




    Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Tennessee Volunteers (-2.5, 144)

    Arkansas knocked off Tennessee in a high-octane contest earlier this season and the winner of Saturday's rematch in St. Louis earns a spot in the SEC Tournament title game. The senior backcourt of Daryl Macon (career-best 33 points) and Jaylen Barford (career-tying 28) combined for 61 points as the Razorbacks registered a 95-93 overtime win on Dec. 30.

    The Volunteers have won five consecutive games but the second seeds weren't all that impressive in sliding past seventh-seeded Mississippi State 61-58 in Friday's quarterfinals. Sophomore forward Grant Williams struggled offensively with 3-of-12 shooting, but the SEC Player of the Year contributed 10 points and 11 rebounds for his first double-double of the season and fifth of his career.

    Arkansas is playing its best basketball of the season and defeated third-seeded Florida 80-72 for its eighth victory in the past 10 games, going 7-2-1 against the spread. Jaylen Barford poured in 27 points and collected 10 rebounds in the win over the Gators and coach Mike Anderson had no trouble pinpointing why he played so well. "He's a senior. Big stage," Anderson said after the win. The Razorbacks also owned the boards versus Florida with a 43-28 advantage.

    BETTING STATS:



    BETTING ACTION AND LINE MOVES: Tennessee opened as 2.5-point favorites and the over hit betting boards at 144, neither number has yet to move as of Saturday morning.

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    TRENDS:

    * Razorbacks are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games.
    * Over is 5-1 in Razorbacks last 6 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
    * Under is 5-0 in Volunteers last 5 overall.
    * Over is 5-1 in Volunteers last 6 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
    * Razorbacks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

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    Pac-12 Conference Championship betting preview and odds: Arizona vs. USC

    USC Trojans vs. Arizona Wildcats (-1.5, 146)

    Game to be played at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

    Arizona will try for its third Pac-12 tournament title in the past four years when the top-seeded Wildcats meet second-seeded USC on Saturday night. Arizona outscored fourth-seeded UCLA 11-0 in overtime to win the first semifinal 78-67 and the Trojans routed No. 6 seed Oregon 74-54 in the second to reach their first tournament championship since 2009.

    Deandre Ayton was back to being a force against UCLA after a rocky performance in the quarterfinal victory against Colorado, totaling a season-high 32 points on 13-for-16 shooting and grabbing 14 rebounds against the Bruins. There's few college players in the country who can match up with the 7-1 freshman forward, but USC is better suited than most. The Trojans feature two 6-11 forwards in their starting lineup in Chimezie Metu and Nick Rakocevic, and they should make things more challenging for Ayton, who matched Metu with 18 points in the only meeting this season, an 81-67 win by Arizona in Tucson on Feb. 10. The best performance by a big man in that game came from from Arizona 7-foot senior center Dusan Ristic, who had 16 points on 7-for-9 shooting and 11 rebounds, one of his seven double-doubles on the season.

    TV: 10 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1

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    BETTING ACTION AND LINE MOVES: Arizona opened as 1.5-point favorites and that number has held firm. The total hit the board at 146 and yet to move off the opening number.

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    ABOUT USC: The last time the Trojans played in the championship game of this tournament, DeMar DeRozan of USC outplayed James Harden of Arizona State in a matchup of future NBA All Stars. The Trojans don't feature any players the stature of DeRozan, but rather a potent mix of experience and talent, and they're benefiting lately by the improved play of shooting guard Jonah Matthews. He scored a career-high 27 points by way of 7-for-9 shooting from 3-point range against Oregon, more than triple his season average of 8.8 points coming into the game.

    ABOUT ARIZONA: The Trojans have plenty to be concerned about in the Arizona backcourt as well, especially matching up with Allonzo Trier, who probably can't wait to get back on the floor after shooting 2-for-13 against UCLA and scoring nine points. Trier, a first-team all-Pac-12 selection this season along with Ayton, scored 22 against Colorado, and finished with 14 points and eight rebounds against USC last month. Starting in the same backcourt is another 6-5 shooting guard, Rawle Alkins, who sank 4-of-7 from 3-point distance and scored a team-high 20 points against the Trojans earlier this season.

    TRENDS:

    * Trojans are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 neutral site games.
    * Wildcats are 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games.
    * Under is 5-0 in Trojans last 5 games following a ATS win.
    * Under is 4-1 in Wildcats last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.

    TIP-INS:

    * The Wildcats are trying to become the second team to repeat as champions since the tournament restarted in 2002. Washington won in 2010 and 2011.
    * USC G Jordan McLaughlin, who joined Metu on the all-conference first team, will look to bounce back after missing all five field goal attempts and committing 10 turnovers against Oregon.
    * Arizona has won four in a row against USC since a quadruple-overtime loss Jan. 9, 2016.

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