|-- Somehow Pitt is highly ranked despite a 5-4 league record, 2-4 vs top 50 teams. Last three Syracuse games were all decided by 4 or less points; they miss Southerland, who will miss next 2+ games (eligibility issue). Big East home favorites of 5 or less points are 0-13 vs spread. Pitt is 5-1 in last six games vs Syracuse, winning last four played here, by 7-13-18-8 points; Orange are 3-1 on Big East road, winning by 11-6-2 points.
Posted: 2/2/2013 5:57:16 AM
-- Ohio/Akron are both unbeaten in MAC; Bobcats won five of last six games vs Akron- home teams are 14-4 in last 18 series games. Ohio lost eight of last nine visits here, losing by five LY after winning here in '11. MAC single digit home favorites are 6-10 vs spread. Zips won all three MAC home games, by 22-7-4 points. Ohio won last seven games after an 8-5 start; they've had last week off.
-- LaSalle won six of last nine games vs George Washington, winning two of last three visits here; Explorers won at VCU but lost other two A-16 road games, at Charlotte by 9, at Xavier by 7. GW won last three games, scoring 74.7 ppg; Colonials are 2-1 at home in A-16, with only loss by hoop to Temple- they haven't played in week. A-16 home underdogs are 8-6 vs spread. LaSalle lost 61-60 to UMass after VCU/Butler wins.
-- Florida State won four of last five games vs Duke, with all five games decided by 8 or less points; Seminoles are 4-3 in ACC, with all five wins by 5 or less points- their last two losses are by 20-24. Duke lost 2 of 3 true road games, with only win by 5 at Wake Forest- they've lost two of last three visits here, with both losses by 5. FSU is 0-5 vs teams ranked in top 50. ACC home underdogs are 8-3 vs spread.
-- Air Force won last four games, allowing 48-48-50 points in last three; San Diego State won eight of last nine games vs Falcons, but lost by two here LY, its first loss in last four visits (wins by 17-19-12). MWC home teams are 7-3 vs spread if number was 4 or less points. Aztecs are 2-1 on MW road- they won last two games, by 21 points each. Air Force is 3-0 at home in MW, winning by 13-11-12 points.
-- St John's won last five games, but other than Notre Dame, other four victims are all outside top 100; Red Storm block 19.7% of opponents' shots, #3 in country- they're 3-1 on Big East road, with only loss in OT at Villanova. Georgetown is 9-3 in last 12 games vs St John's, winning seven in row here, by 2-9-23-12-7-25-10 points. Big East home favorites of 8+ points are 9-11 against the spread.
-- Miami is 7-0 in ACC, allowing 55.4 ppg, with four of seven wins on road; home side is 8-3 in last 11 Miami-NC State games, but State is 4-0 in last four series games, with all four wins by 5 or less points. 'canes are 7-2 vs top 100 teams. ACC home teams are 5-9 vs spread if number was 4 or less points. Wolfpack is 4-0 at home in ACC (1-3 on road) winning home games by 13-8-4-8 points.
-- Kansas won its last 18 games; they're 7-0 at home in Big X, winning at home by 8-17-13 points. Jayhawks have 40.6 eFG%, #3 in nation; they block 19.9% of shots, #2 in country. Oklahoma State lost last five visits to Lawrence by 2-30-11-27-15 points; Big X double digit home favorites are 5-3 vs spread. Home side won all seven of OSU's league games; they are 0-3 on Big X road, losing by 6-9-10 points.
-- Oklahoma had nice win at Baylor during week; they're 3-0 at home in Big X, winning by 9-18-6 points. Road team is 4-3 in last seven KState-Sooner games; Wildcats are 2-1 in last three visits here, losing by 9 here LY. K-State is 5-2 in league, losing by 4 to Kansas, 6 at Iowa State. Big X home favorites of 8 or less points are 4-6 vs spread. K-State was +8 in turnovers, hit 10-24 from arc in 69-60 home win vs Sooners Jan 19.
-- Florida is 7-0 in SEC, with all seven wins by 17+ points; their wins at home are all by 30+. Ole Miss lost first SEC game Tuesday, despite its 16-0 run in 2nd half- their only road loss is by 3 points. Florida is 8-1 in last nine games vs Ole Miss, winning last three by 10-3-6 points; Rebels lost last four visits to Swamp, losing by 37-9-10-6 points. SEC double digit home favorites are 8-5 against the spread.
-- Washington played its heart out Thursday but lost by 4 to Arizona, its 4th straight loss; Huskies won last five games vs ASU by an average score of 77-63. ASU lost last four visits here, by 3-23-13-8 points, but Sun Devils won last three games by 5-18-4 points, coming from behind to win in Pullman Thursday. Pac-12 home favorites of 8 or less points are 3-8 vs spread. ASU is 2-1 on Pac-12 road, losing by 3 at Oregon.
-- UNLV won last three games vs Boise State by 3-5-17 points; they've split two visits here, winning in OT LY. Rebels are 1-2 on MWC road, winning by 7 in San Diego, losing at New Mexico/Colorado State. MWC home teams are 7-3 vs spread if number was 4 or less points. Boise lost four of last five games; their best 3-point shooter has been hurt. Broncos split two MVC home games, losing to New Mexico in OT.
-- Michigan-Indiana are both 7-1 in league; Wolverines' loss was at Ohio St by 3, in game they trailed 29-8. Wolverines have wins at Minnesota, Illinois since then. Four of Hoosiers' seven league wins are by 8 points or less- their loss was at home to Wisconsin. Home side won last six Michigan-Indiana games; Wolverines lost last three visits here, by 6-19-2 points. Big Dozen single digit home favorites are 5-8 vs spread.