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College Basketball Betting News and Notes Friday, February 8

College Basketball Betting News and Notes Friday, February 8

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-- Yale lost four of last five games vs Penn, losing eight of last nine trips to Philly, including last three, by 12-8-21 points. Bulldogs lost three of first four Ivy games, losing by 14-3-9 points- they run ball over 22.5% of time. Underdogs are 5-1 vs spread in Ivy League games where spread is 5 or less points. Quakers turn ball over 24.1% of time; they're 2-3 in last five games, after starting season 2-13, Two bad teams.
-- Brown split its four Ivy games, with both losses in OT; they're 2-5 in last seven games vs Princeton, losing last two visits to Jadwin, by 18-34 points. Tigers won six of last seven games, winning first three Ivy games by 12-17-6 points, allowing 59.3 ppg- they make 38% behind the arc. Brown is shooting just 62.6% from foul line. Ivy League double digit favorites are 1-4 against the spread.

-- Columbia lost its last three games, by 3-4-6 points, but they've won four in row vs Dartmouth, winning last four played here, by 13-12-7-6 points. Lions shoot 36.8% from arc, just 44.1% inside it. Dartmouth is 1-8 on road, with only win at #345 Longwood; Big Green is 2nd-to-last in country in experience. Ivy League double digit favorites are 1-4 against the spread. Seven of Columbia's nine wins are by 11+ points.
-- Harvard won its last four games vs Cornell, with three of four by 11+ points; Crimson won last two visits here, by 13-4 points. Harvard won its first four Ivy games, by 10-5-3-7 points, with two of last three going to OT. Cornell split its first four Ivy games, with two wins by total of five points, losses by 9-17. Ivy League home underdogs are 3-1 against the spread. Cornell turns ball over 21% of the time, not good.
-- Utah State won 16 of last 17 games with San Jose State, winning last four visits here, by 12-16-19-10 points. Aggies won four of six on WAC road, with last three wins on foreign soil by 10+ points. San Jose lost all seven games since suspending leading scorer Kinney (was 9-6 when got was suspended); they're 2-3 at home in WAC, with losses by 9-22-19 points. WAC home underdogs are 3-13 against the spread.

-- Loyola won last four games with Siena by 7-7-11-10 points; Saints won three of last four visits here, but are 4-4 in last eight games overall, after a 2-13 start. Siena turns ball over 23% of time, gets 13.4% of their shots blocked. Greyhounds won last game in double OT after losing two games before that- they're 4-2 at home in MAAC, with wins by 6-16-5-14 points. MAAC double digit home favorites are 5-2 against spread.
-- NC-Asheville beat VMI by 16 LY in Big South tourney final, after it had beaten Keydets by 9-3 points during regular season; Asheville is on 6-game win streak after its 8-10 start- they're 3-2 on Big South road, winning by 14-3-17 points. VMI won three of its four Big South home games, winning by 13-18-19 points- this is Keydets' first home game in 13 days. VMI shoots just 63.3% from foul line, as a team.

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Re: College Basketball Betting News and Notes Friday, February 8

Games to Watch
By David Schwab

Utah State Aggies vs. San Jose State Spartans

Utah State improved to 16-5 on the year and 7-4 in the Western Athletic Conference with Saturday’s 68-46 romp over Seattle as a 1½-point underdog on the road. It is 7-11 ATS overall and 4-3 ATS on the road this season. The total has stayed UNDER in four of its last six games. The Aggies have four players scoring in double figures led by Preston Medin’s 16.3 points a game. Overall, they are averaging 69.4 points a game and shooting 47.5 percent from the field.

San Jose State is 3-8 in the WAC after losing its seventh-straight conference game. A 66-63 setback to Idaho as 10-point road underdogs their last time out dropped the Spartans to 9-13 SU and 9-10 ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in six of their last seven games. James Kinney has been the one bright spot for San Jose State this season with 20.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists a game. Overall, the team is averaging 64.4 points a game while shooting just 38.7 percent from the field.

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