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One up, one down: Streaking, slumping NCAAB teams

March may be mad, but conference play is crazy. It’s tough to keep track of all the movers and shakers in the college ranks, so we break it down for you with one up and one down in each of the six major conferences.


Up: Virginia Cavaliers (17-6 SU, 13-6-1 ATS)

The Cavs have won back-to-back games heading into Tuesday’s rivalry tilt with Virginia Tech, and have come away with victories in six of their last seven (5-2 ATS).

Down: North Carolina State Wolfpack (17-7 SU, 11-11-0 ATS)

The Wolfpack snapped a three-game losing skid with a one-point squeaker over Clemson this weekend, failing to cover for the third straight game. N.C. State is just 3-3 SU and 2-4 ATS in its last six outings.

Big 12

Up: West Virginia Mountaineers (12-11 SU, 8-11-2 ATS)

Bob Huggins has his team peaking just in time for the home stretch. The Mountaineers have won three straight and four of their last six, posting a 4-2 ATS mark.

Down: Kansas Jayhawks (19-4 SU, 9-13-0 ATS)

Kansas is playing itself out of a No. 1 seed, dropping three straight heading into Monday’s ill-timed clash with rival Kansas State. The Jayhawks have not rocked as chalk, failing to cover as favorites in their last four games.

Big East

Up: Georgetown Hoyas (17-4 SU, 10-7-0 ATS)

The Big East is coming down with a case of Hoyas Paranoia since Georgetown strung together five wins in a row. The Hoyas have one loss in their last eight outings, heading into Monday’s game with Marquette, posting a 7-1 ATS count in that stretch.

Down: Cincinnati Bearcats (18-6 SU, 9-11-0 ATS)

Cincinnati is hitting the wall, losing back-to-back outings including an embarrassing road loss to Providence. Bearcats bettors saw this slide coming thanks to a 3-7 ATS record in their last 10.

Big Ten

Up: Michigan State Spartans (20-4 SU, 9-11-1 ATS)

Injuries slowed down Sparty early in the season, leading to a dismal record against the spread. However, MSU is finally healthy-ish and has won nine of its last 10, going 6-3-1 ATS.

Down: Minnesota Golden Gophers (17-7 SU, 13-9-0 ATS)

Minnesota looked like a possible sleeper in the Big Ten early in the season. Then the Gophers fell asleep. Minnesota has just two wins in its last eight contests, boasting a 3-5 ATS mark in that span.


Up: Georgia Bulldogs (12-11 SU, 10-9-0 ATS)

Georgia has quietly become the hottest team in SEC hoops, winning five in a row while covering the spread in all of those games. The Bulldogs have benefited from an easy stretch of schedule, though.

Down: Florida Gators (19-3 SU, 12-7-0 ATS)

The upset loss to Arkansas was bad enough. But Gators backers have lost their patience with Florida, which has failed to cover the spread in three straight heading into Tuesday’s game versus Kentucky.


Up: USC Trojans (11-13 SU, 9-12-2 ATS)

In the crazy world of the Pac-12, Southern Cal’s three-game winning streak still stands out (2-0-1 ATS). The Trojans upset UCLA and took out both Washington schools for their first three-game streak in two years.

Down: Oregon Ducks (19-5 SU, 9-13-0 ATS)

Oregon halted a three-game slide with a win over Utah but couldn’t make bettors happy, failing to cover for the sixth straight game. The Ducks are a dreadful 2-8 ATS in their last 10 outings.

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Posted by hvacdawg
4 years ago

florida had their run, but it's over. go down to ky +10.5 !!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by oldtexx
4 years ago

double digit favorites like Florida will not cover every game but they will make a strong run at all the marbes..........

Posted by notluckylogan
4 years ago

the Miami Hurricanes even gets screwed by Covers here! Virginia?? The 'Canes are 10-0 in the ACC.............and drubbed Duke and n carolina by over 20 points!! See you in the Final four..................maybe Covers will give the team that should be rated number ONE NOW....a look-see!!??? Indiana lost and Miami crushed #2,the reviled and hated Duke douchebags and coach RatFace by 27 points!!

Posted by J_Logan
4 years ago

The point was to find value in either betting or fading these teams. The cat is out of the bag on Miami and the value is drying up. And we did a story on the Hurricanes about a week and half ago. But nice to know we have the power to "screw" teams. Thanks.
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Posted by oldtexx
4 years ago

"double digit favorites like Florida will not cover every game but they will make a strong run at all the marbes.........."