Study group: Tuesday's Top 25 NCB betting notes

Feb 4, 2013 |
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on all of Tuesday’s ranked college basketball games:

Boston College at (11) Miami-Florida (-13.5)

March is still several weeks away, but the Miami Hurricanes' season is taking on a bit of a storybook feel. After another memorable win, the Hurricanes will look to stay unbeaten in Atlantic Coast Conference play when they host last-place Boston College. The Hurricanes, who have held league opponents to an average of 58.3 points, have done some pretty special things at BankUnited Center. Their last game here was a 24-point rout of Florida State and the one before that resulted in a 27-point drubbing of then-No. 1 Duke. Miami has taken the last five meetings with Boston College and is 4-0 ATS in its last four home games.

(2) Florida at Arkansas (+11)

The Gators visit Arkansas aiming for their fifth straight SEC road win in a single season for the first time in program history. Florida is playing suffocating defense, having held three opponents to 40 or fewer points and 11 opponents to 50 or fewer. The Gators rank second nationally in points allowed (51) and lead the nation with a plus-23 scoring margin. The Razorbacks are 4-0 at home and 0-4 on the road in SEC play. Arkansas has scored 73 or more points in 13 of 14 home games, the exception being a 56-33 win over Vanderbilt. The Gators are 5-0 ATS in their last five road games.

(15) Kansas State at Texas Tech (+11.5)

K-State was able to keep pace in the Big 12 title race with its 52-50 win at Oklahoma on Saturday, which gave the Wildcats a season sweep of the Sooners for the first time since 1993. K-State has been solid on the road of late, winning seven of its last eight road contests, including six of its last seven Big 12 road tilts. Texas Tech has lost six of its last seven games since opening Big 12 play with a 62-53 win at TCU on Jan. 5. The Wildcats have won six of the last seven meetings, including five in a row (5-0 ATS).

(22) Wichita State at Southern Illinois (+10)

The Salukis haven't created a harrowing road atmosphere at SIU Arena this season. Southern Illinois plays .500 ball at home, but lately it hasn't matter where it plays. The Salukis have lost their past six games, and even playing a slumping Shocker squad doesn't feel ripe for an upset. Wichita State will be trying to avoid losing three straight games for the first time since Jan. 14, 2009. Southern Illinois hasn’t scored over 56 points in its past five games, going 0-5 ATS during that stretch.

(10) Ohio State at (3) Michigan (-7.5)

Just over three weeks ago, Ohio State handed Michigan its first loss of the season and denied the Wolverines a chance to claim the No. 1 national ranking for the first time in 20 years. Michigan matched the 1985-86 team for the best start in school history and was the nation’s last unbeaten team before the Buckeyes ended both runs with a 56-53 victory in Columbus on Jan. 13. The Wolverines rebounded with four straight wins before Saturday’s 81-73 loss at No. 1 Indiana. Ohio State defeated Nebraska 63-56 Saturday for its fourth straight victory and has defeated Michigan in eight of the last nine meetings. The Wolverines are 4-1 ATS in their last five Tuesday games.

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