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College Basketball Betting News and Notes Friday December, 28

College Basketball Betting News and Notes Friday December, 28

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-- 5-5 Detroit won four of last five games after 1-4 start (also have two non-D-I wins); Titans are 1-5 on road, with only win at #331 Akron- they're 1-4 vs top 100 teams, beating Akron at home, losing by 3-15-13-4 points. Temple just upset Syracuse after losing to Canisius; six of its nine wins are by 11+ points.
-- Providence won last five games with crosstown rival Brown by 31-27-16-24-19 points; Friars only play seven guys, are 4-0 vs teams not in top 200, winning by 1-32-10-34 points. Brown lost five of last six tilts, losing by 27 to Notre Dame, 21 to Northwestern in last two; they turn ball over 21.8% of time- this is their second game in last 20 days.
-- Gonzaga beat Baylor 68-64 in Texas two years ago, in last meeting in series; Bears are 4-2 vs top 100 teams, but Kentucky (64-55 Baylor win in inly road game) was only one of six that is ranked above #45. Gonzaga is 6-1 vs top 100 teams, 1-1 vs top 70, losing by 11 to Illinois at home, before beating K-State by 16- they shoot 57.5% inside the arc.

-- 7-4 Nevada won its last three games; they're 3-0 vs teams not in top 200, winning by 18-1-13 points; all four Wolf Pack losses are vs teams ranked from 138-165, so they're no superpower- they still haven't been in a top 100 game. 3-7 Yale is playing first D-I game in 20 days; they're turning ball over 23.6% of time, have one loss by more than 13 points.
-- First true road game for 10-1 Missouri's whose only loss was to #2 Louisville on neutral court; they beat rival Illinois in St Louis last game; Tigers' other top 100 win was by 3 over VCU on neutral floor. UCLA won last four games, scoring 91.7 ppg in last three; they're 1-2 against top 100 teams, with only win by a basket over Texas in Houston.
-- Underachieving Iona is 6-5, losing by 14 at LaSalle in only game with A-16 squad; they're 1-2 on road, winning by 3 at Georgia, losing by 2 at St Peter's. Gaels allowed 81+ points in four of five losses. St Joe's has also disappointed at 5-4, losing at home to MAAC's Fairfield last game; Hawks lost 104-99 in double OT at Iona last season.
-- 6-6 Rider scored 52-45 points in losing last two games; they turn ball over 24.9% of time, are 2-3 on road, losing by 12-13-17 points, winning at Drexel/Siena. Rutgers is playing better with Coach Rice suspended- this is last game of his sentence. Knights won four in row, eight of last nine games- they start Big East play with game at Syracuse next week.

-- Morehead State lost five of last six games, is putting opponents on the foul line more than any team in country; their old coach Tyndall comes to town here with new team Southern Miss which is 8-4 but turning ball over 25.9% of time. All four USM losses are against teams ranked in top 110- they're 4-0 vs teams not in top 200, with wins by 12-18-38-2.
-- Bowling Green lost last game in triple OT at South Florida; they're 0-2 on road, also losing by 11 at Robert Morris. North Dakota is 0-8 against D-I teams, losing last three games by 29-12-9 points; they make 28.9% of shots behind arc, lost home games vs D-I teams by 3-9 points. BG allowed average of 50.5 ppg in its four Division I wins.
-- Veteran Saint Louis squad won last five games, allowing 46.7 ppg in its last three; Billikens are 2-0 vs teams not in top 200, winning by 22-27 points- they've got New Mexico visiting Monday. SI-Edwardsville is 0-4 on road vs D-I teams, losing by 14-11-11-19 points; they're making only 39% of 2-point shots, turning ball over on 22% of possessions.

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Re: College Basketball Betting News and Notes Friday December, 28

Games to Watch
By David Schwab

Baylor Bears vs. No. 13 Gonzaga Bulldogs

Last Friday’s 79-64 romp over BYU as a seven-point home favorite raised Baylor’s overall record on the year to 8-3 SU and 3-4 ATS. It was its third victory in a row after a 2-3 SU stretch in its previous five games. The Bears have been one of the better shooting teams in the country; hitting on 47.9 percent of their shots from the field. Pierre Jackson leads the team with 19 points a game.
The Bulldogs have just one SU loss against 11 victories this season behind one of the top shooting percentages in the nation (52.0). Elias Harris is shooting 56.2 percent from the floor while leading the team in scoring with 15.5 points a game. Gonzaga is 6-4 ATS this season but just 1-3 ATS in its last four games.

No. 7 Missouri Tigers vs. UCLA Bruins

The Tigers extended their current winning streak to six games with an impressive 82-73 victory over then-No. 10 Illinois last Saturday as two-point favorites. They are now 10-1 SU overall and 4-4 ATS. Missouri is averaging 78.2 points while leading the nation in rebounds with an average of 47.2 a game. Laurence Bowers is scoring team-high 16.9 points while pulling down 6.7 rebounds a game.

UCLA stumbled out of the gate with a few bad losses, but is starting to get things in gear with four-straight wins that have the Bruins 9-3 SU this season. They are just 4-7 ATS and the total has gone OVER in three of five games with a posted line. As a team, UCLA is averaging 79.6 points while shooting a respectable 48.4 percent from the floor.

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Re: College Basketball Betting News and Notes Friday December, 28

College Basketball Lines and Leans
By: The Linemakers

There are three games involving top-25 teams on Friday night, including a tough road test for No. 7 Missouri, who's coming off a big neutral-site win against rival Illinois. Here are some key trends from the Linemakers on Sporting News.

Baylor vs. No. 13 Gonzaga -- 8:00 p.m. ET (TV: ESPN2)

Gonzaga -8.5, Total: 143.5


* Bears are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. West Coast.

* Bears are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games following three or more consecutive home games.

* Bears are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games following a S.U. win.

* Bears are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games following a ATS win.

* Bulldogs are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big 12.

* Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games.

* Bulldogs are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 home games.

* Over is 10-4 in Bears' last 14 overall.

* Under is 5-2 in Bears last 7 vs. West Coast.

* Under is 35-14-2 in Bulldogs' last 51 home games.

* Under is 45-22-1 in Bulldogs' last 68 overall.

The Linemakers take: Baylor is led by PG Pierre Jackson, who is putting up 19 points a game with 6.3 assists. They are big on the front line and already won a huge game on the road with a win on Dec 1 at Kentucky. Gonzaga is very tough at "The Kennel." All-time they are 111-8 on this floor, but they did lose at home this year to Illinois. The thought here is that even though there is a strong home-court advantage, this is just too many points.

No. 7 Missouri vs. UCLA -- 10:00 p.m. ET (TV: ESPN2)

UCLA -3, Total: 150


* Tigers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games.

* Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.

* Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Pacific-12.

* Bruins are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss.

* Bruins are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games.

* Bruins are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.

* Over is 4-1 in Tigers' last 5 road games.

* Over is 15-5-1 in Tigers' last 21 overall.

* Over is 15-5-1 in Tigers' last 21 non-conference games.

* Over is 9-3 in Bruins' last 12 home games.

The Linemakers take: Missouri has won six straight games vs. Pac-12 opponents. They are built on speed in the backcourt with Phil Pressey running the show. However, it's their defense and rebounding that make them so tough. Laurence Bowers and Alex Oriakhi are going to present problems for this young, athletic Bruins squad. UCLA is going to need huge games from freshmen Shabazz Muhammed and Jordan Adams to pull this one out. We also have a lean to the under here, as only Illinois and Louisville have managed to crack the 70-point mark against the Tigers.

Jacksonville vs. No. 5 Indiana -- 8:00 p.m. ET (TV: Big Ten)

Indiana -37.5, Total: 153


* Hoosiers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.

* Hoosiers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win.

* Hoosiers are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 home games.

* Hoosiers are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 non-conference games.

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