NCAAB News and Notes Thursday 12/17

NCAAB News and Notes Thursday 12/17

NCAAB News and Notes

Thursday, December 17

Information on Thursday's college basketball games.

Auburn is 4-4, losing road games at Missouri State (73-62, -4), Central Florida (84-74, -9.5); Tigers are playing for first time in 10 days. SEC road underdogs are 7-12 vs spread. Florida State is 8-2, 1-3 vs spread as a favorite; they're 1-1 vs SEC teams, losing by 16 at Florida, winning by 9 on neutral floor vs Alabama. ACC home favorites are 14-15.

New Orleans lost Sun Belt opener 66-48 at home Monday, making 35% from floor; Privateers lost by 11 at Troy LY, despite shooting 54% from floor. UNO is 1-3 on road this year, but 3-0 as a road underdog. Troy St. is 2-5 vs D-I teams, 1-1 as favorite (wins by 16-4). Third game for Troy in six nights- they allowed 96.5 ppg at Marshall/Houston.

Cal-Davis (-4.5) lost 71-70 to Fresno LY; Aggies are 1-6 vs D-I teams, losing last three games by 2-10-16 points. Big West road underdogs are 15-10 vs spread out of conference. Fresno State is 3-5 this year, 1-2 as a favorite; only one of their three wins is by more than eight points. WAC home favorites are 9-7 against the spread.

Elon is 2-7 this year, losing last game by 40 at Wake Forest; they're 1-4 vs spread as a road dog, with five losses by 20+ points. Road underdogs from SoCon are 13-17 vs spread. NC State has ACC opener Sunday at Wake; they're 7-1, but 2-4 vs spread as favorite, with only one win by more than 18 points. ACC home favorites are 14-15 vs spread.

Evansville is 3-3 vs D-I teams; four of its last five games were decided by six or less points. Aces are 0-1 as a favorite. MVC home faves have covered 9-10 vs spread. Georgia Southern is 1-8 vs D-I foes, losing last four games by 9-25-18-11 points. Eagles are 3-3-1 vs spread as the dog. SoCon road underdogs are 13-17 against the spread.

UNLV is 7-1 after 18-point road win Tuesday; Rebels are 2-2 as a fave, are playing second of three games-in-five nights stretch. MWC favorites are 19-10 vs spread at home this year. Weber State is 4-0 in December; they're 1-3 on road, losing by 9 at UCSB, 4 at Seattle, 17 at BYU, with a win at Sacramento State. Big Sky road underdogs are 15-15 vs spread.

Nevada is 2-4 vs D-I teams, 3-0 at home, with wins by 14-13-20 points; favorites are 5-1 vs spread in Wolf Pack games. WAC home favorites are 9-7 vs spread in non-league games. Eastern Washington is 2-4, losing at Idaho by 22, winning at UTSA by 4- they beat decent Seattle team by 3 in OT last game. Big Sky road underdogs are 15-15 vs spread.

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Elon Phoenix vs. North Carolina State Wolfpack

The Elon Phoenix and the North Carolina State Wolfpack will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at RBC Center.

Chris Long led the Elon attack with 11 points in their 90-50 loss to Wake Forest on Sunday afternoon.

The Demon Deacons had no trouble covering the 23-point spread set by the oddsmakers in that contest.

Tracy Smith had 21 points and seven rebounds to lead North Carolina State to a 75-57 win over Georgia Southern on Saturday afternoon.

The Wolfpack just covered the 17-point spread. There was no total posted for this game.

Current streak:
North Carolina State has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Elon: 3-7 SU, 1-7 ATS
North Carolina State: 7-1 SU, 4-3-1 ATS

Elon most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
After playing Wake Forest are 3-3
After a loss are 5-5

North Carolina State most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Wake Forest are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Elon is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Elon is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Elon is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Elon is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
North Carolina State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
North Carolina State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
North Carolina State is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
North Carolina State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Elon home to Haverford, Monday, December 21
North Carolina State at Wake Forest, Sunday, December 20


Auburn Tigers vs. Florida State Seminoles

The fans at Tucker Center will be treated to a game between the Auburn Tigers and the Florida State Seminoles when they take their seats on Thursday.

DeWayne Reed had 18 points to go along with seven assists to lead Auburn past Virginia 68-67 on Monday night.

Auburn couldn't cover as 4-point home favorites, while the game played UNDER the 144.5-point total listed by oddsmakers.

Solomon Alabi had 22 points and six blocks to lead Florida State past Georgia State 62-55 on Tuesday night.

Florida State couldn't cover as 18-point home favorites, while the game played OVER the 116-point total listed by sportsbooks.

Current streak:
Florida State has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Auburn: 5-4 SU, 1-6 ATS
Florida State: 8-2 SU, 2-5 ATS

Auburn most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Virginia are 2-1
After a win are 5-5

Florida State most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Georgia Tech are 3-7
After playing Georgia State are 3-0
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
Auburn is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
Auburn is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Florida State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Florida State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Florida State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games

Next up:
Auburn home to Sam Houston State, Sunday, December 20
Florida State at Georgia Tech, Sunday, December 20


New Orleans Privateers vs. Troy Trojans

The New Orleans Privateers and the Troy Trojans will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Trojan Arena.

Brandon Hazzard scored 21 points for Troy in its 93-85 loss to Houston on Monday night.

Houston couldn't cover as 13.5-point home favorites, while the teams played OVER the 170-point total listed by oddsmakers.

Current streak:
New Orleans has lost 2 straight games.
Troy has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
New Orleans: 5-4 SU, 3-1 ATS
Troy: 5-5 SU, 3-4 ATS

New Orleans most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Southern Miss are 4-4
After playing Florida Atlantic are 2-2
After a loss are 4-6

Troy most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Marshall are 1-0
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
New Orleans is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Troy
New Orleans is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Troy is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games at home
Troy is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Troy is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing New Orleans

Next up:
New Orleans at Southern Miss, Monday, December 21
Troy home to Marshall, Monday, December 28


Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Evansville Purple Aces

The fans at Roberts Stadium will be treated to a game between the Georgia Southern Eagles and the Evansville Purple Aces when they take their seats on Thursday.

Current streak:
Georgia Southern has lost 4 straight games.

Team records:
Georgia Southern: 3-8 SU, 3-4-1 ATS
Evansville: 4-3 SU, 2-2 ATS

Georgia Southern most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Georgia State are 2-0
After playing Coastal Carolina are 1-1
After a loss are 1-9

Evansville most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Tennessee-Martin are 4-3
After playing Western Kentucky are 3-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Georgia Southern is 3-10-1 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Georgia Southern is 4-20 SU in its last 24 games
Georgia Southern is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Evansville is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next up:
Georgia Southern at Georgia State, Tuesday, December 22
Evansville home to Tennessee-Martin, Saturday, December 19


Florida International Golden Panthers vs. Denver Pioneers

The Florida International Golden Panthers and the Denver Pioneers will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Magness Arena.

Brian Stafford had 13 points and five rebounds to lead the way for Denver in a 72-62 loss to Portland on Saturday afternoon.

The Pioneers did not cover the 8-ponit spread, while the final score played to a push.

Current streak:
Florida International has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Florida International: 3-9 SU, 4-4 ATS
Denver: 6-3 SU, 1-4-1 ATS

Florida International most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing North Texas are 3-7
After playing Florida Gulf Coast are 1-1
After a loss are 3-7

Denver most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Louisiana-Monroe are 2-6
After playing Portland are 1-1
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
Florida International is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Denver
Florida International is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Denver
Florida International is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Florida International is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Denver is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Florida International
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Florida International
Denver is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Florida International

Next up:
Florida International at North Texas, Sunday, December 20
Denver home to Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, December 19


Weber State Wildcats vs. UNLV Rebels

The Weber State Wildcats and the UNLV Rebels will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Thomas & Mack Center.

Tre'Von Willis drained 16 points, as UNLV rolled over Southern Utah 77-59 on Tuesday night.

UNLV failed to cover as 18.5-point road favorites, while the game played UNDER the 138.5-point total listed by sportsbooks.

Current streak:
Weber State has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Weber State: 5-4 SU, 3-2 ATS
UNLV: 8-1 SU, 5-2 ATS

Weber State most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After playing Southern Utah are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

UNLV most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After playing Southern Utah are 4-0
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Weber State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Weber State is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Weber State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
UNLV is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
UNLV is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next up:
Weber State at CS Fullerton, Monday, December 21
UNLV home to USC Upstate, Saturday, December 19


UC Davis Aggies vs. Fresno State Bulldogs

The UC Davis Aggies and the Fresno State Bulldogs will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Save Mart Center.

UC Davis lost to Stanford 85-69 as a 19-point underdog on Sunday. The combined score went OVER the posted over/under total (144.5).

Mark Payne led UC Davis with 21 points and Ryan Sypkens deposited 16 points.

Fresno State was defeated 72-67 by BYU on Saturday, as 7.5-point underdogs. That game's 139 points went UNDER the posted total of 139.5.

Current streak:
UC Davis has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
UC Davis: 3-6 SU, 3-3 ATS
Fresno State: 4-5 SU, 4-3 ATS

UC Davis most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-2
After playing Stanford are 2-1
After a loss are 4-6

Fresno State most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After playing BYU are 2-2
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
UC Davis is 9-3-1 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
UC Davis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
UC Davis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Fresno State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Fresno State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
UC Davis at Air Force, Tuesday, December 22
Fresno State home to North Dakota State, Saturday, December 19


Eastern Washington Eagles vs. Nevada Wolf Pack

The Eastern Washington Eagles and the Nevada Wolf Pack will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Lawlor Events Center.

Current streak:
Nevada has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Eastern Washington: 4-5 SU, 1-4 ATS
Nevada: 4-4 SU, 3-3 ATS

Eastern Washington most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing BYU are 1-0
After playing Seattle are 0-1
After a win are 3-7

Nevada most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Eastern Washington is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games
Eastern Washington is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Nevada is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Eastern Washington at BYU, Saturday, December 19
Nevada home to Wagner, Saturday, December 19

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