At 6:00 PM EST Marquette is at Villanova for one of this weekend’s best college basketball matchups. Marquette comes into the game ranked #17 in the nation. Villanova is unranked. Oddsmakers have Villanova favored by 1.5 points.
It has been a long hard fought season for both of these basketball teams. Conference and out of conference play have featured heavyweight matchups every week. The long season has taken it’s toll and both squads are ready for some post season play.
Marquette comes into this game at 19-6 SU and 11-10 ATS. They are coming off big wins vs Pitt and at Seton Hall. Their only convincing losses this season came to Florida and Louisville, two top tier teams. The other losses were close games that easily could have gone the other way. › Continue reading
Controversy has been the word of the day this year in the Big East with seven schools choosing to pull out and start a new conference of their own nevertheless, this basketball season the competition has been fierce. Tonight, two of the top teams meet in the nation’s capital when the Georgetown Hoyas host the Marquette Golden Eagles.
Both teams sport nearly identical record coming into the matchup with Georgetown having a record of 17-4 SU and 10-7 ATS. Marquette has 17-5 SU and 9-9 losses ATS. The Hoyas have won six straight games overall and at home this season are 14-2 SU. Marquette is winners of two straight games and is 4-4 SU on the road this season. › Continue reading
Tonight number 11 Louisville is in South Bend Indiana to take on the 25th ranked Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. The game tips at 9pm EST and is on TV. The Louisville Cardinals are favored by 5.5 points.
Notre Dame is 18-5 straight up this season and 10-10 Against the Spread. They average 72 points scored per game on offense and allow 62 points per game on defense. Jack Cooley is the star player of this team. He averages just over 14 points per game and 11 rebounds. He is a force in the middle. What happens tonight will depend on how good his game is. Notre Dame is looking to bounce back tonight after a humiliating defeat by 16 points to Syracuse in their last game.
Louisville comes into the game 19-4 SU and 12-10-1 ATS. They average 73 points on offense and allow just 57 points per game against them. Russ Smith is the offensive juggernaut for the Cardinals. He is the one that Notre Dame will be keying on. Louisville is coming off of three straight impressive wins after suffering three losses in a row. They have just defeated Rutgers, Marquette and Pitt. › Continue reading
The race for the Atlantic Coast Conference crown is heating up and two conference rivals meet today in a crucial matchup when the North Carolina Tar Heels visit the Miami Hurricanes. The Tar Heels enter the game with a record of 16-6 SU and 12-8 ATS. Miami is 18-3 SU and 14-4 ATS.
Miami has put together a great season thus far on its way to the top spot in the ACC and fans, teams and other coaches are finally giving the Hurricanes the credit they deserve. Not only are the Hurricanes No. 1 in the ACC, but they are up to No. 8 in the national rankings. › Continue reading
With the Super Bowl and BCS Championship Game over, all attention should now be on basketball, both the NBA and NCAA. Tonight an important Big Ten matchup takes place in Ann Arbor, Michigan when the Ohio State Buckeyes visit the Michigan Wolverines. Michigan is coming off a huge loss to conference rival Indiana and needs this win to keep pace with the Hoosiers. Ohio State has won four straight games and is moving up in the Big Ten Standings.
Michigan has an overall record of 20-2 straight up and 14-7 against the spread. At home this season, the Wolverines are undefeated in 15 games. Ohio State arrives with a record of 17-4 straight up and 11-8 against the spread. The Buckeyes are 5-3 losses on the road this season. › Continue reading
Tonight the Baltimore Ravens will take on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana for the right to lift the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
During the regular season and the playoffs, the Ravens had a record of 13-6 straight up and 9-9-1 against the spread. San Francisco’s record was 13-4-1 straight up and 11-7 against the spread. › Continue reading
Florida has been massacring teams this season. It doesn’t matter if it is home or away. They are beating teams and they are beating them good. Look at the last five: a 33 points win vs. Georgia, a 24 point win at LSU, a 21 point win at Texas A&M, and Georgia fell victim once again three days ago, losing this time to Florida by 17 points.
Florida is 15-2 U and 10-6 against the spread. Miss State is 8-10 and just 5-8 ATS. The Gators of Florida average 73 points per game on offense and allow only 51. Their defensive efforts should get as much mention as their great offense. Miss State only scores about 62 points per game and allows 65. Clearly when you score less per game than you allow it is a bad season. They do have wins against South Carolina and Georgia which is encouraging for the Bulldogs faithful. › Continue reading
Minnesota is one of the best teams in the Big 10, a conference that is already considered to maybe be the best in the country. This Minnesota team is dangerous and can beat anyone on any given day. We are big fans of this young team and the program they are building there. Northwestern is a pretty decent team too. They should not be overlooked by anyone. Minnesota is 15-3 straight up and 11-5 Against the Spread. Northwestern is 11-8 SU and 9-7 ATS.
Minnesota scores 76 points on offense and allows 62 points per game average on D. Northwestern scores just 65 points and average an allowed 62 points per game also. The Wildcats of Northwestern rely on the 3 pt. shot much more than Minnesota does. Minnesota crashes the boards and plays much higher % shot type basketball. › Continue reading
South Carolina has lost three of their last four. Their away record is just 2-2 with a loss to St. John’s by 24 points back on November 29. Missouri is 12-0 this season at home. This includes a 16 point beat down of talented Alabama a few weeks ago who we see being a great barometer when judging how South Carolina will play this game. We are counting on Mizzou to get hot and never look back and pull away for the win and cover. Take Mizzou -14
The Atlanta Falcons host the Seattle Seahawks in a NFC divisional playoff game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The Falcons own the best record in the NFL at 13-3 SU and 9-6-1 ATS, while the Seahawks are 12-5 SU and ATS.
Seattle went on the road last week to defeat the Washington Redskins in the nation’s capital 24-14. The Seahawks used the rushing game to defeat Washington as quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Marshawn Lynch combined for 224 yards on the ground, while the Seahawks defense was able to hold Robert Griffin III in check, thanks in part to a knee injury that kept him from being as mobile as he usually is. The win for Seattle was their first road playoff win in 30 seasons. › Continue reading