Posted Sunday, February 28, 2010 08:06 AM
SETON HALL - 2
The pirates are 13 -3 at home , the three loses at home were to Syracuse , West Virginia and Temple , all were competitive games ,
The pirates have won their last 5 home games , defeating Cinci, louisville , Notre Dame , Depaul and Rutgers , I think Seton Hall plays much better at home .
While you could make a case for Marquette play on the road of late , they have been living on the edge, with two overtime wins vs cinci and St Johns , could have easliy been 2 loses .
Another thing to consider is this game, is it will be Marquette 4th game in 10 days( two stright OT games) third straight on the road .
With all these factors i still think the public will bet Marquette blindly , i wouldnt be surprised if its a pk at game time .
NORTHWESTERN + 2.5
The Wildcats the better of the two teams here , while Penn state won the last meeting 81-70 on 2/ 17 ..... I am doubtfull they can repeat their shooting performace on that night shooting over 57% from the field and 7-17 in 3 s ,
Penn State seems to play as bad at home , as they do on the road , so i dont see any advantage in the home court here , cant see Northwestern losing to this team twice in two weeks
RICHMOND + 7.5
Posted Saturday, February 27, 2010 07:35 AM
KENTUCKY - 2
Wildcats already locked up the 1 seed , but i don't see a let up here , kentucky won the last meeting by 11 , winning the battle on the boards , and with a question mark on the health of the VOLS forward Wayne Chism , might have an easier go of it today .
PITTSBURGH - 2
Panthers winners 5 of last 6 games , and 4 in a row , and 7 of last 9 in this series vs St John , PITT won last meeting by 10 ,
Todays game is at at Madison SQ garden where PITT has won 11 of last 15 at MSG
PITT 31-10 SU after a loss, under Dixon .and with PITT defeating Syracuse , Villanova , and West Virginia this season , this is a must play at this number .
RHODE ISLAND - 5
The Rams need to win their last three games to get an at large bid in the NCCA tournament , while they have struggled against teams with a slow pace , they have excelled against fast pace teams like the Bonnies .
Bonnies are 24-50-2 ATS in their last 76 home games.
With the RAMS coming off a 101 point scoring effort , vs Fordham , last saturday , with a weeks rest , look for fresh legs to get the ATS here , in a game that they need for their at large bid to get to the tournament .
Posted Sunday, February 21, 2010 03:23 AM
VILLANOVA - 2
I like NOVA here in this spot cause ,their last game was on monday the 15 , at this point in the season the exrea 3 days that NOVA has on PITT is BIG , , and like them more coming off that home loss to uconn with the extra days rest and practice time .
OHIO STATE + 4.5
OHIO STATE winners of 8 of last 10 SU
Michigan st won last 2 against acouple of softies, in Indiana and penn state , but before that had lost 3 in a row , I think Ohio state is the more talented of the teams here, and could win SU , so i like the points in this one .
Posted Saturday, February 20, 2010 12:36 PM
WAKE FOREST -2
WF winners of 7 of last 8 games SU , and 6 of 7 ATS , also winners of the last two meetings in this series .
NC STATE after beating Duke over a month ago , since that game they have been in a freefall losing 6 in a row , and the last three home games by DD, (will will not count the divison 2 school they played)
Two teams going in different directions in their play ,and WF playing too well , not to get this one