College Basketball Betting News and Notes Sunday, December 29

College Basketball Betting News and Notes Sunday, December 29

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East Carolina won 62-53 at Georgia State LY, in brickfest where teams were combined 11-42 from arc. ECU has played four non-D-I games, a lot- their best win was over #198 Norfolk State- they're 6-1 vs teams not in top 100. Georgia State scored 83.7 ppg in winning last three games; Panthers turn ball over less (12.8%) than any team in whole country.

Drexel doesn't sub much, especially since Lee got hurt; Dragons are 7-0 vs teams outside top 100, with last three of those wins by 10+ points. Buffalo is 0-4 on road, with three losses by 11+ points; they turn ball over 20.8% of time, make only 31.4% from arc. Bulls lost to Manhattan in OT in its only other game so far this year against a top 100 team.

Bowling Green outscored Wright State 19-5 on foul line in 54-41 win vs Raiders LY, holding Wright to 19 second half points; Falcons won last three games this year, allowing 63.7 ppg, but they're turning ball it over 20.8% of time, making 28.3% from arc, 62.7% on line, not good. Wright State forces turnovers 25.6% of the time, #3 in country.

Stanford opens Pac-12 play with rival Cal Thursday; this is last tuneup for that, vs Cal Poly team that already lost by 11 at Arizona, at Oregon by 21, as well as by 17 at Pitt. Mustangs are making just 26.3% from arc, 64.1% on line. Cardinal is 4-0 vs teams outside top 150, with three of four wins by 27+- they've been off for eight days since Michigan loss.

Georgia Tech is 1-4 vs teams in top 100; best win is over #49 Illinois by 3 at home; Jackets won by 9 at Georgia, lost at Vandy by 13, lost to St John's in Brooklyn by 13- only two of their 10 wins are against teams in top 250. Charlotte beat K-State/Michigan, then loss at Florida State by 45; they turn ball over 20.6% of time- they play at a fast tempo (#36).

Maryland has been off for eight days since home loss to Boston U, a bad loss; Terps turn ball over 19.9% of time, make 63.6% from line- four of their seven wins are vs teams ranked #238 or lower. Tulsa is coached by Danny Manning; their only top 200 win was by point over Indiana St in game they trailed by 3 with 0:53 left. Tulsa is 0-4 vs top 100 teams, with losses by 23-10-8-10 points.

Drake is 8-3 with true road wins at Ill-Chicago/Fresno State; Bulldogs make 39.6% from arc- they're 5-2 in games decided by 9 or less points. IUPUI lost last four games, losing in OT at SE Missouri in its last game Monday; Jaguars are 1-2 vs MVC teams, losing by 6-20 points, with an upset of Bradley. Drake's only road loss was 67-63 at St Mary's.

Notre Dame lost its leading scorer Grant just as they're about to start its first season in ACC; Irish were already playing its bench 8th-fewest minutes in country, so they're very thin- they have Duke coming into start their ACC schedule Saturday. Canisius holds teams to 26.5% from arc, #4 in country- they're 3-1 vs teams in top 150, but St Conaventure is best team they've played and they're ranked #106.

Fort Wayne has played easy schedule so far but is still 8-4 vs D-I teams, but best win was over #184 Dartmouth. Mastodons are making 40.5% of 3's, 52.9% of 2's but turn ball over 20.6% of time. Eastern Kentucky lost to Youngstown by 8 in its only game against a team ranked between #76-225- they play lot of bad teams, and a few money-grab games.

Missouri State is 9-2 vs shaky schedule, but they did beat Texas A&M on neutral floor- their only losses are Virginia/Louisville, top 25 teams. Bears make 38% from arc, only 45.8% inside it. SE Missouri lost by 23 to Saint Louis, 12 at Memphis in its only two games vs teams ranked in top 250. Both of these teams start conference play Thursday night.

Cal-Riverside is 3-7 vs D-I teams, but 2-1 vs Big Sky clubs, winning by 5-15 points over Montana State/So Utah, losing at Northern Colorado by 3. Highlanders turn ball over 21.5% of time, make just 28.7% from arc, but their defense has improved. Sacramento won by 6 at Cal-Davis, lost by 26-8 to Irvine/Fullerton, two other Big West opponents.

Road teams won both North Dakota-Northern Colorado games LY, in UND's first year in Big Sky; Bears won 75-66 at UND, Sioux won by a hoop in rematch in Greeley. North Dakota is 0-7 vs D-I teams thos year, 0-4 on road, with losses by 15-10-15-18 points- teams are making 57% of shots inside arc against them. Northern Colorado won at Kansas State by a hoop; their next best win is over #288 Riverside by 3.

Oregon State is 7-4 against the #325 schedule, 3-3 vs teams ranked in #100-200 range, with wins by 6-9-4 points. Beavers start Pac-12 play at Colorado Thursday. Quinnipiac is 2-3 on road, losing by 6-11-12 points in its first year in MAAC- they're 0-2 vs teams in top 130, losing by 6 to LaSalle, by 3 to Boston U. Bobcats are shooting only 28.8% on 3's.

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