College Basketball Betting News and Notes Monday 11/12
College Basketball Betting News and Notes Monday 11/12
NCAAB Game of the Day: West Virginia at Gonzaga
West Virginia at Gonzaga (Odds N/A)
Two teams that faced each other in last season’s NCAA tournament square off late Monday night when No. 22 Gonzaga hosts West Virginia in an Old Spice Classic play-in game. The Bulldogs cruised to a 77-54 victory over the Mountaineers in the Round of 64 and have more familiar faces returning than reloading West Virginia. Gonzaga opened its season Friday with a 103-65 trouncing of Southern Utah but knows the Mountaineers will provide a much truer test. “We’ll have to play very, very good,” Bulldogs coach Mark Few said. “It will be a tough one. We are going to have to be at our toughest level.” West Virginia has made the NCAA tournament in each of Bob Huggins’ five seasons as coach.
ABOUT WEST VIRGINIA (2011-12: 19-14): The Mountaineers are mixing three transfers into the mix to deal with the losses of Kevin Jones (19.9 points, 10.9 rebounds) and Darryl “Truck” Bryant (16.9 points) from last year’s squad. Sophomore point guard Juwan Staten (Dayton) will run the offense and 6-foot-10, 250-pound junior center Aaric Murray (La Salle) brings good size to pair with 6-foot-9, 260-pound holdover Deniz Kilicli (10.7 points, 5.3 rebounds). The third transfer is senior swingman Matt Humphrey (Boston College). West Virginia hopes to see improvement from sophomore guard Jabarie Hinds, who averaged 7.4 points last season but shot just 41.9 percent.
ABOUT GONZAGA (1-0): The Bulldogs were hardly challenged by Southern Utah in their opener. Gonzaga forced 28 turnovers and received a big effort from 7-foot-1, 305-pound Polish import Przemek Karnowski, who scored 22 points on 10-of-16 shooting in his college debut. “He’s got good feet,” Few said. “He’s getting there. It’s going to be a week-by-week process.” Junior guard Guy Landry Edi scored 16 points and junior center Sam Dower added 15 as six players scored in double figures.
* Bulldogs are 6-0 ATS in their last six home games.
* Under is 4-0 in Mountaineers’ last four road games.
* Under is 4-1 in Mountaineers’ last five Monday games.
* Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in their last four non-conference games.
1. The NCAA tournament matchup marks the only previous time the two programs have met, but Huggins coached against the Zags twice when he was at Cincinnati.
2. Gonzaga has a streak of 15 consecutive 20-win seasons.
3. West Virginia is opening on the road for the first time since winning at James Madison to start the 2003-04 season.
Re: College Basketball Betting News and Notes Monday 11/12
College Basketball Odds and Trends: Champions Classic Features Four Marquee Teams
By: The Linemakers
24 hours of basketball gets underway at 12:00 a.m. ET tonight with an intriguing matchup between Bob Huggins’ big and athletic West Virginia team and Gonzaga.
Here’s a few other featured games:
Davidson won 25 games last year and returns all five starters. They go up against New Mexico in The Pit. (2:00 a.m. ET, Tuesday)
Harvard goes to UMass, which has virtually everyone back from a team that was 25-12 last year (10:00 a.m., Tuesday)
The 24 hours closes with a fantastic doubleheader from Atlanta on Tuesday night in the Champions Classic:
Michigan State vs. Kansas. Will the Spartans, who lost their opener to UConn in Germany, be feeling the jet lag from the trip (7:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday).
Kentucky vs. Duke. This young Kentucky team survived a scare from Maryland on Friday, 72-69. Now, the Wildcats go up against a veteran Duke squad (9:30 p.m., Tuesday).
Here's a look at some of the spreads and trends for today’s games involving top-ranked teams.
North Dakota State vs. Indiana (No. 1) - 7:00 p.m. ET
Line: Indiana -20.5, Total: N/A
Bison are 18-5 ATS in their last 23 non-conference games.
Bison are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Bison are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a SU win.
Hoosiers are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games.
Hoosiers are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games.
Buffalo vs. Florida State (No. 25) - 7:00 p.m. ET
Line: Florida State -12.5, Total: N/A
Bulls are 8-2-2 ATS in their last 12 games following a SU loss.
Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last five Monday games.
Seminoles are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS loss.
Seminoles are 2-7 ATS in their last nine home games.
Seminoles are 1-5 ATS in their last six non-conference games.
Over is 7-2 in Bulls’ last nine overall.
Over is 7-2 in Bulls’ last nine Monday games.
Over is 7-3 in Seminoles last 10 overall.
IUPUI vs Michigan (No. 5) – 9:00 p.m. ET
Line: Michigan -19, Total: N/A
Jaguars are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games.
Jaguars are 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games.
Jaguars are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall.
Wolverines are 31-14-1 ATS in their last 46 games overall.
Wolverines are 15-7-1 ATS in their last 23 non-conference games.
Wolverines are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five Monday games.
Northern Arizona vs. UNLV (No. 18) – 10:00 p.m. ET
Line: UNLV -27.5, Total: N/A
Lumberjacks are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games.
Lumberjacks are 6-19-2 ATS in their last 27 games overall.
Runnin' Rebels are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games.
Runnin' Rebels are 1-4 ATS in their last five games vs. a team with a losing SU record.
Runnin' Rebels are 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall.
Over is 5-1 in Lumberjacks’ last six road games.
Under is 43-18 in Lumberjacks’ last 61 non-conference games.
Under is 7-2 in Runnin' Rebels’ last nine Monday games.
Under is 7-2 in Runnin' Rebels’ last nine home games.
Under is 6-2 in Runnin' Rebels’ last eight overall.
The Linemakers take: Big number to lay here, but the Rebels are loaded with a nice mix of returning stars and an influx of highly recruited freshman and top notch transfers.
West Virginia vs. Gonzaga (No. 21) – 12:00 a.m. ET
Line: Gonzaga -10, Total: 138
Mountaineers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Monday games.
Mountaineers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games.
Mountaineers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
Bulldogs are 6-0 ATS in their last six home games.
Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in their last four non-conference games.
Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
Bulldogs are 1-4 ATS in their last five Monday games.