College Basketball Betting News and Notes Monday, December 23

College Basketball Betting News and Notes Monday, December 23

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Loyola is 0-4 on road, losing by 5-6-1-4 points; they're 4-6 playing the 5th-easiest schedule in US. Ramblers turn ball over 20.8% of time while playing 13th-slowest tempo in country. #190 Fordham is actually 2nd-best team they've played this year; Rams are 4-1 at home, losing to 2-10 Sacred Heart- they got upset at Monmouth Saturday, in game they led by 13 with 12:05 left.

Colorado State has five new starters from LY; they've been off for last 12 days after getting upset here by Denver. Rams won by 27-14 in their two games vs teams outside top 200- they lost 64-55 at UIC LY, a game State shot just 33% in but led by 8 in second half. Ill-Chicago is 3-7 vs D-I teams, losing by point to Riverside on first game of this road trip.

Oregon State allowed 88 ppg in losing last two games away from home; Beavers' star Nelson (20 pts) was only guy to play more than 27:00 vs Akron Sunday. George Mason turns ball over 21.7% of time, lost five of last six games- they're 1-4 away from home, with only win over Lamar, #331 team. Patriots only played one guy more than 25 minutes Sunday.

9-0 Iowa State had 22-7 edge on foul line in 79-67 win vs George Mason yesterday; Cyclones played all five starters between 30-35 minutes, are 3-0 vs top 100 teams, winning by 7-2-3 points. Akron won its last five games but #118 Oregon State is best team they've beaten. Zips played three starters 31+ minutes Sunday, making 10-26 from arc vs Beavers.

South Carolina shot 58% in stunning upset of 9-1 St Mary's; Carolina lost its previous game to SC-Upstate. Two Gamecocks played 34-36:00; none of others played more than 29. Boise State hung on to beat Hawai'i by point in nightcap, despite not scoring in last 0:59; Broncos made 9-18 on arc- two guys played 34/38:00; no one else played more than 29:00.

St Mary's gets true road game at Hawai'i after losing last night; Gaels are 9-1, winning by 8 at Boise State in only true road game. St Mary's is #7 in country, making 42.8% from arc. Hawai'i used four starters 30:00+ in tough loss to Boise; Warriors are 0-3 vs top 100 teams, losing by 1-7-12 points. St Mary's two best players played 37/39:00 in loss last night.

Fourth game in seven nights for South Florida team whose last six were all decided by 5 or less points; Bulls turned ball over 18 times (-5), lost lost 71-66 to Miss State- they only used two subs more than 4 minutes. Santa Clara is 0-4 vs teams in top 200, losing by 15-6-11-21; they got run out of gym by UNLV, which shot 60.7% for game. Only two guys on Santa Clara played more than 29:00.

9-2 Mississippi State has played easiest schedule in country so far this season- they lost by 19 at Utah State in only true road game. UNLV played three subs 20+ minutes in easy win last night; Rebels are 7-0 vs teams outside top 100, 0-4 vs top 100 teams. Miss State is #175; they survived 16-25 foul shooting in 71-66 win. This game is in Vegas, but at Orleans Arena, couple miles from campus.

First game in 15 days, first home game in 34 days for 3-8 Siena team that played #57 schedule in US with team ranked #339 in experience; Saints turn ball over 21.7% of time, shoot only 31.2% from arc. Hofstra is 3-6 with 6th-least experienced team; they lost by 29 at Louisville, but 11 in OT at Richmond, in its only two true road games. This is first game in eight days and second in 19 days for Hofstra.

Tennessee lost last two games, scoring 59.5 ppg; Vols are 4-0 vs teams outside top 100, winning by 9-26-21-21 points- they're #5 in country at rebounding their own missed shots, but at 30% from arc, there are too many of them. Morehead State is 0-3 vs top 100 teams, losing at UCLA by 11, Southern Miss by 14, Xavier by 23- they scored 120 points in last game, avenging LY's loss to South Dakota, 120-83.

SE Missouri State won 76-68 at IUPUI Nov 16, forcing 18 turnovers in game where both sides shot 53%+ inside arc; Redhawks are 5-2 against teams outside top 200, losing at home to UIC nine days ago, its only home game vs D-I opponent. IUPUI lost its last three games, scoring 55.7 ppg; Jaguars are 2-10 vs D-I teams, 1-5 on road, with losses by 8-2-14-36-20 points.

Southern Illinois beat Ball State 66-58 in first game since Hinson's tirade went viral; Salukis force turnovers 20.6% of time, but have six losses by 9 or less points. Edwardsville lost last three games by 1-20-17 points; they turn ball over 21.6% of time- teams shoot 55.9% inside arc against them. SIU won by 16-23 points in last two games with Edwardsville.

UTEP lost at home to #319 New Orleans last week, then beat couple of top 180 teams over weekend; Miners are getting to foul line enough but make only 68.2% once they get there. Montana State won its last three games but two were non-D-I games- they also won at Portland, the best team (#102) they've played this year. Bobcats are 2-2 on road, losing by 5 at Riverside, 25 at Wyoming.

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