College Basketball Betting News and Notes Friday, December 20

College Basketball Betting News and Notes Friday, December 20

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Wyoming won 59-56 at SMU LY; Mustangs were 0-5 from arc in that game- both teams shot 52%+ in low possession (60) game. SMU is 9-2 with one win (Texas A&M on neutral floor) vs team ranked higher than #176. Cowboys haven't beaten anyone ranked higher than #196; their last two games (1-1) were decided by total of 4 points. SMU is holding opponents to 37.8% inside arc, #1 in country.

Cal-Riverside is 2-6 vs D-I teams, with four losses by 4 or less points; UCR turns ball over 22% of time, makes just 29.4% from arc, 61.9% on foul line; they lost 59-52 at UIC LY, making 4-17 from arc. UIC is 3-6 vs D-I teams, with two losses to teams ranked #275 or lower- teams are shooting 54.8% inside arc vs UIC. Big West home favorites are 6-10.

Jacksonville State is 3-8 vs D-I teams, with only win vs #314 Alabama State; Gamecocks are making 44.3% inside arc, 64.6% on line- beat team they've beaten is #290 Central Michigan. Ark-Little Rock is 1-6 vs D-I teams, with only win in OT vs #245 Southern; Trojans are shooting 29% from arc, 40.5% inside it- their eFG% is in bottom ten in country.

Oddity: Troy is 1-6 vs D-I teams; they scored exactly 52 points in each of last four losses; Trojans turn ball over 20.6% of time, make 26.5% on arc, 62.1% from line. Western Illinois was outscored 25-7 on line in 68-52 loss at Utah State last nite, home team in 6-team event. Troy lost last three games, is 3-6 vs D-I teams, shooting just 27.2% from outside arc.

UCSB is 6-3 vs #36 schedule in country, winning last three games; they are 2-3 vs top 100 teams, losing 7-8-13 points to Colorado-Utah State- UCLA. Gauchos make 43.6% from arc, 56.2% inside it- they used two guys more than 28:00 last night, surviving Trpy's 12-28 shooting on arc in 57-54 win. Host Utah State was 10-21 from arc in 71-64 win Nov 16 at Thunderdome- they led by 10 at half, coasted home.

Portland is 6-4 vs #340 schedule; they had awful home loss to Montana State in last game; Pilots are 5-2 vs teams outside top 200. Bradley lost three in row, five of last six games; they're making just 26.1% from arc, turning ball over 20.1% of time. WCC neutral court favorites are 3-4 vs spread; MVC neutral court underdogs are 3-4. This tournament is being held at South Point casino's arena; good Steak 'n Shake in the casino.

Princeton is 8-1 with only loss by 3 at Butler; Tigers won last four road games since that loss. Tigers make 38.9% from arc, are #2 team in nation on defensive boards- they've got two top 100 wins (Bucknell/Penn St). . Ivy League underdogs are 12-10 vs spread. 8-1 Pacific's only loss was at Oregon by 23- they've won games at Nevada/Utah State, tough places.

Georgia Southern is 3-6 vs D-I teams, with no wins vs anyone ranked higher than #338; home side won their last four games with Georgia St, with both losses here by 20 points, both wins at home in OT. State lost five of last six D-I games; they're #2 in country at protecting ball, their last four D-I games were all decided by 6 or less points, or in overtime.

Omaha lost by only 8 at Iowa, 3 at UNLV, won at Nevada, so they are not bad; Mavericks scored 86 ppg in winning last three D-I games- they force turnovers 20.8% of time, playing #8 tempo. Minnesota is forcing turnovers 20.4% of time; they're 6-0 vs teams ranked outside top 150, with all six wins by 10+. Big Dozen home favorites are 26-19 vs spread.

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