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Inside the Stats

Inside the Stats

Inside the Stats
By Marc Lawrence

Let's take a look at what's happening on the hardwood as we enter this weekend. All results are ATS (Against The Spread) through February 5 unless noted otherwise.

Good Guise

With less than six weeks remaining on the regular season portion of the 2013-14 College Basketball campaign, and the NCAA and other postseason tournaments just around the corner, it's time to analyze how teams have fared this season on games versus winning teams.

One team stands head and shoulders above all others in games against opponents sporting a winning record: Wichita State. The Shockers are 10-0 SU and 9-1 ATS in game against Division-1 foes with more wins than losses.

It should be noted Virginia is cooking of late against the same, taking a 7-1 SU and 8-0 ATS mark in its last games against winners into Monday's meeting with Maryland.

On the flip side, a handful of teams have really struggled in contests against winning opposition this season, namely: Cal Irvine 1-7 SUATS, Colorado State 2-8 SUATS, James Madison 0-5 SU and 1-4 ATS, Louisiana Lafayette 1-6 SUATS and Towson State 1-5 ATS.

Bad Guise

Teams who have dominated losing opponents this season include: Fordham 4-0 SUATS, Iowa 4-0 SUATS, Long Beach State 5-1 SUATS, Stanford 4-0 SUATS, TCU 4-0 ATS and Valparaiso 5-0 SUATS.

Finally, this contingent has consistently played down to the level of opposition: Central Florida 0-4 ATS, Fullerton State 1-5 SUATS, Indiana State 0-5 ATS, Loyola Chicago 1-5-1 ATS, NC Wilmington 0-6 SUATS, South Alabama 1-5 SUATS, Western Michigan 1-6 ATS and Wright State 0-5 ATS.

Putting On The 'D'

Listed below are the Top 5 college hoops teams on the defensive front, in Defensive Field Goal percentage and Rebound Margin. Look to 'play on' these teams in either revenge or underdog roles:

Defensive Field Goal Percentage
1. SMU 37.2
2. Arizona 37.6
3. Southern 37.6
4. Florida State 37.7
5. Clemson 37.8

Rebounding Margin
1. Quinnipiac +12.1
2. Indiana +11.0
3. Iowa +10.9
4. Arizona +10.9
5. Kentucky +10.6

Here is a list of the Top 5 NBA defensive teams:

Scoring Defense
1. Pacers 90.2
2. Bulls 92.8
3. Grizzlies 95.3
4. Raptors 96.6
5. Bobcats 96.9

Rebounding Margin
1. Thunder +5.2
2. Pacers +4.9
3. Trailblazers +3.7
4. Grizzlies +3.0
5. Warriors +3.0

Big Ugly Dogs

In a season gone sour, the Milwaukee Bucks have been the league's biggest money burner as double-digit dogs this campaign, gone 2-10 ATS.

Conversely, the Phoenix Suns have enjoyed a reversal of fortune in more ways than one this season, leading the league as double-digit dogs at 4-1 ATS.

Meanwhile, double-digit dogs have struggled league wide at home, going just 5-10 ATS, including 0-7 ATS when playing off a pair of losses.

Double-digit dogs have been at their best in conference play, going 31-21-2 ATS, including 4-1 ATS versus non-rested foes.

Stat Of The Week

Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon is 14-1 ATS in his career when playing with same season loss revenge of 6 or more points versus a sub .720 opponent.

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