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Sports Betting News March 30

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Posted Saturday, March 30, 2013 08:23 AM   0 comments
Shockers look for upset over Buckeyes

The Wichita State Shockers will try to upend another high seed tonight when they face the Ohio State Buckeyes. A win today would give them their first Final Four appearance since 1965.

The Shockers defeated number one seed Gonzaga 76-70 in the third round of the tournament.

Ohio State has come off two games where it needed a late 3-pointer to save itself.

The Shockers are 3-0 ATS in the tournament are 4-1 ATS in their last five against Big Ten teams. They are 4-point dogs for this evening's game.


Gators' sportsmanship lets bettors down

If you had the Florida Gators as 14-point faves or less last night you were undoubtedly yelling at your television.

Florida won the game 62-50 over Florida Gulf Coast in their Sweet Sixteen matchup. They had the ball at the end with an opportunity to score an easy basket but opted to dribble out the clock instead.

The line closed with the Gators as 14-point faves at most books but were even 13 and 13.5-point favorites at times yesterday.


Syracuse will try to snap ATS funk vs Marquette

Elite Eight action tips off this afternoon with the Syracuse Orange facing the Marquette Golden Eagles.

Syracuse opened as 3.5-point favorites and that line has moved up to 4.5-points into the morning.

The Orange have not fared too well ATS (against the spread) versus Marquette recently. They are 0-5 ATS in the last five meetings.

Marquette defeated Syracuse 74-71 in their only matchup of the season on Feb. 25. The Eagles covered as 1.5-point underdogs.


NBA off the board report

Here's a quick look at tonight's NBA games that are off the board (updated as of 12:36 EDT):

Chicago Bulls at Dallas Mavericks
Bulls center Joakim Noah is listed as questionable with a sore right foot.
Bulls guard Marco Belinelli is listed as probable with an abdominal strain.
Mavericks guard O.J. Mayo is listed as questionable with a shoulder injury.
Predicted line: Mavericks -4, 193
Actual line: Bulls -5, 193.5

Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks
Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu is listed as questionable after serving a 20-game suspension.
Magic center Nikola Vucevic is listed as doubtful with a mild concussion.
Magic guard Jameer Nelson is listed as doubtful with a sprained right ankle.
Hawks guard Devin Harris is listed as probable with a sore left foot.
Hawks center Al Horford is listed as questionable with illness.
Predicted line: Hawks -9.5, 197
Actual line: Hawks -12, 202.5

Brooklyn Nets at Utah Jazz
Nets guard Joe Johnson is listed as doubtful with swollen quadriceps.
Predicted line: Jazz -2.5, 192
Actual line: Jazz -4.5, 191

Indiana Pacers at Phoenix Suns

Suns guard Goran Dragic is listed as questionable due to a scheduled day off to rest.
Predicted line: Pacers -7, 188
Actual line: Pacers -10, 188

Los Angeles Lakers at Sacramento Kings

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is listed as probable with a bone spur in his left foot.
Lakers guard Steve Nash is listed as questionable with hip spasms and back pain.
Predicted line: Lakers -2.5, 213.5
Actual line: Lakers -1.5, 218

Portland Trail Blazers at Golden State Warriors

Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge is listed as out with a right ankle sprain. Early reports are that he will not accompany the team to Golden State.
Predicted line: Warriors -6, 200
Actual line: Warriors -9.5, 202.5
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