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Kansas Jayhawks vs. Kentucky Wildcats

It’s KU versus UK In the NCAA Tournament Final as the Kansas Jayhawks and the Kentucky Wildcats meet in the final game on Monday Night in New Orleans in the Super Dome.  The Wildcats are -6.5 point favorites over the Jayhawks with an over/under point total set at 139.5.

It’s tough to overstate the resiliency of the Kansas Jayhawks as Bill Self’s team was down by 13 points several times against Ohio State in their Final Four match up but rallied in the second half to get the win. Kansas missed plenty of easy shots and failed to get to the line against Ohio State in the first half but in the second half they made the most of their chances to get the game close and to eventually get the win in the end. Thomas Robinson shook off a bad first half to finish with 19 points and eight rebounds, Travis Releford had 15 points and six rebounds, Elijah Johnson had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Tyshawn Taylor had 10 points and nine assists. Jeff Withy came up huge against the Buckeyes while he scored just four points he had eight rebounds and seven blocks and he disrupted the OSU offense all night long. Kansas shot 44.6 percent for the night, 27.3 percent from beyond the three point arc, and 78.6 percent from the free throw line.  While Kansas has had their share of ups and downs all season long none of it matters except for the 40 minutes of basketball they have left.

The Kentucky Wildcats have been near or at the top of the national rankings all season long and John Calipari’s team showed on Saturday Night that they can beat a very good team without playing their very best. Kentucky was up by seven at the half and eventually won by eight but not before Louisville at least put a scare in them by mounting a comeback. Anthony Davis had 18 points, 14 rebounds, and seven blocks, Darius Miller had 13 points, and Doron Lamb had 10 points. Terrance Jones had six points and seven rebounds but he came up with some very big plays and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist spent a lot of time on the bench after getting in early foul trouble. As a team UK shot 57.1 percent from the floor, 28.6 percent from beyond the three point arc, and 55 percent from the free throw line. Kentucky beat Kansas earlier this season by 10 but that game was over four and half months ago.

Kansas is 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games against SEC teams, 1-4 against the spread following a cover, and 19-7 against the spread in their last 26 Monday games. Kentucky is 3-1-1 against the spread against the Big 12, 5-15-1 against the spread following a game which they didn’t cover, and 3-12-1 against the spread in their last 16 non-conference games.

The total in this one is at 139.5 and the way these two teams play defense more than offsets the offensive star power and I have this one coming in under.

Pick

Under 139.5

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Ohio St. Buckeyes vs. Kansas Jayhawks

The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Kansas Jayhawks meet for game two of the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday in New Orleans.  The Buckeyes are -2.5 point favorites over the Jayhawks with an over/under point total set at 134.5.

The Ohio State Buckeyes have had one goal all season long and that was to make the Final Four and to win the National Championship and while Thad Matta’s team has made the Final Four they are two wins away from a championship. OSU has been impressive thus far in the tourney knocking off Loyola-Maryland in round one and then beating a tough Gonzaga team before beating Cincinnati and Syracuse. For the season the Buckeyes are averaging 75 points and they are shooting 48 percent while defensively they are allowing 59.7 points and their opponents shoot 40.6 percent. Jared Sullinger is averaging 17.6 points and 9.1 rebounds, Deshaun Thomas is averaging 16.1 points and 5.4 rebounds, William Buford has averaged 14.4 points but he has gone cold and Lenzelle Smith has picked it up while Aaron Craft has been an emotional leader and one of the nation’s best defenders is playing his best defense of the season. Ohio State lost earlier this season at Kansas in a game that Sullinger didn’t play in and with it being on the road it would be tough to call it any kind of indicator for this one.

The Kansas Jayhawks didn’t look to be in very good shape when they lost in the Big 12 Tournament to Baylor and lost their shot at a number one seed in the NCAA Tournament in the process but Bill Self’s team has done what they need to do and are back in the Final Four. Kansas looked convincing against Detroit in the first round before squeaking by Purdue and North Carolina State by three points each and then in the Regional Semifinal they turned a close game against North Carolina into a one sided affair. For the season Kansas averages 74.2 points, 15.2 assists, and they shoot 47.6 percent while defensively they allow just 61.6 points and their opponents shoot 38 percent. Thomas Robinson is averaging 17.7 points and 11.8 rebounds, Tyshawn Taylor is averaging 16.7 points and 4.6 assists, and Elijah Johnson averages 10 points. The Jayhawks expectation every year is to be in this spot so they will not be overwhelmed by the big stage.

Ohio State is 6-2 against the spread in the last eight games overall, 2-11 against the spread in their last 13 games against the Big Ten, and 0-4 against the spread following a cover. Ohio State is 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games as a neutral site favorite, 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite of up to 6.5 points, and 0-3-1 against the spread in their last four games against the Big 12.

Look for this one to be a war with Robinson and Sullinger, Taylor and Craft, and so on and look for fouls to be plenty and points to be few and for that reason I see the under as being the play.

Pick

Under 134.5

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Louisville Cardinals vs. Kentucky Wildcats

The Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Wildcats battle it out on Saturday in New Orleans in the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four with the winner going to the NCAA Finals.  The Wildcats are -9 point favorites over the Cardinals with an over/under point total set at 137.5.

It has been a somewhat improbable ride for the Louisville Cardinals as Rick Pitino’s team won the Big East Tournament and then ripped through their bracket in the NCAA Tournament to land in New Orleans.  It hasn’t been an easy road for Louisville as they drew Davidson in the first round  followed by New Mexico, top seeded Michigan State, and Florida. For the season the Cardinals are averaging 68.4 points and they are shooting 42.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 60.8 points and their opponents shoot just 38.4 percent from the floor. Kyle Kuric hasn’t heated up during the tournament but for the year he is averaging 12.7 points and 4.2 rebounds, Russ Smith averages 11.6 points, Chis Smith averages 9.7 points, and Peyton Siva is averaging 9.1 points and 5.6 assists. Two key player for Louisville in this one will be Chane Behanan who has woken up in the NCAA Tournament and is looking like one of the better players and Gorgui Dieng who averaged nine rebounds a game during the regular season and 3.2 blocks and whose presence defensively will be counted on. Louisville lost by seven to UK at Rupp Arena by seven but the game wasn’t as close as the score would indicate.

The Kentucky Wildcats have been playing like a team on a mission and John Calipari’s team may be playing their best basketball of the season. Kentucky has destroyed their competition in the NCAA Tournament thus far knocking off Western Kentucky, Iowa State, putting 102 points on the board against Indiana, and blowing out Baylor early. For the season the number one ranked Wildcats averaged 77.9 points and shot 48.8 percent from the floor while defensively they allowed 60.6 points and their opponents shoot 37.5 percent. Anthony Davis averages 14.3 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 4.6 blocks per game, Doron Lamb averages 13.6 points, Terrance Jones is averaging 12.6 points and 7.2 rebounds, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is averaging 12 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. Kentucky has so many players and so many ways to beat teams but they would very much like to erase the memory of their last game in New Orleans where they lost to Vandy in the SEC Tournament final.

Louisville is 8-0 against the spread in their last eight games overall, 4-0 against the spread as an underdog, and 13-3 against the spread following a win. Kentucky is 8-2 against the spread following a cover, 3-11-1 against the spread in their last 15 non-conference games, and 6-2 against the spread in their last eight NCAA Tournament games. Kentucky has covered in six of the last eight meetings of these two.

While both of these teams can score points, both of these teams are defense first as Kentucky is the top rated defense in the nation and Louisville is 12th and it’s no surprise to me to see teams with high defensive ranking in the Final Four. This game goes to the defense as well and despite a rising total the play here is the under.

Pick

Under 137.5

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Kansas Jayhawks vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

The Kansas Jayhawks and the North Carolina Tar Heels battle it out on Sunday in St. Louis in an Elite Eight game of the NCAA Tournament with the winner heading to New Orleans for the Final Four.  The Jayhawks are -2 point favorites over the Tar Hells with an over/under point total set at 144.

The Kansas Jayhawks haven’t made it look easy this season nor in the NCAA Tournament but Bill Self’s team has made it this far and as long as they are still paying the have a chance to win the Nation Championship. Kansas defeated Detroit by 15 points in the first round and then followed that up with three point wins over Purdue and NC State. Against NC State Thomas Robinson had 18 points and 15 rebounds, Elijah Johnson had 11 points, and Tyshawn Taylor had 10 rebounds and five assists. As a team the Jayhawks shot 37.5 percent from the floor, they were just one of 14 from beyond the three point arc, and they hit 55 percent of their free throws and despite how uninspiring those numbers look on paper they were good enough to get it done. KU is now 6-4 in neutral site games, 5-4 against teams ranked in the top 25, and they played the 17th ranked schedule overall. Kansas hasn’t faced UNC since 2008 but winning championships is nothing new to the Jayhawks or their fans.

The North Carolina Tar Heels survived a scare in their Sweet 16 match up against Ohio and while it took overtime Roy Williams team advanced. The win over Ohio followed up wins against Vermont and Creighton but Ohio gave them all they could handle as the Bobcats rallied from being down double digits. Against Ohio Tyler Zeller had 20 points and 22 rebounds, Reggie Bullock had 17 points and 10 rebounds, John Henson had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Harrison Barnes had 12 points and seven rebounds. As a team the Tar Heels shot 40 percent from the floor, 31.8 percent from beyond the three point line, and 58.3 percent from the free throw line. UNC is 7-2 in neutral site games, 4-5 against teams ranked in the top 25, and they played the ninth ranked schedule in the country this year. UNC was without Kendall Marshall in Friday’s win and they will likely be without him again in this game.

Kansas is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 NCAA Tournament games, 1-4 against the spread following a win, and 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 games against the ACC. North Carolina is 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 games overall, 13-5 against the spread in their last 18 NCAA Tournament games, and 5-2 against the spread in their last seven non-conference games.

The total for this one is set at 144 and I have it coming in a shade under that number so my pick is on the under.

Pick

Under 144

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Baylor Bears vs. Kentucky Wildcats

The Baylor Bears and the Kentucky Wildcats meet on Sunday in Atlanta for a NCAA Tournament Elite 8 match up with a trip to the Final Four going to the winner.  The Wildcats are -7.5 point favorites over the Bears with an over/under point total set at 146.

The Baylor Bears have notched 30 wins this season including three in the NCAA Tournament but Scott Drew’s team has a bigger prize in mind and that is to be cutting down the nets after this game and headed to the Final Four. Baylor has knocked off South Dakota State, Colorado, and Xavier to get to this point and they have been tested and passed all tests. Against Xavier Quincy Acy had 20 points and 15 rebounds, Pierre Jackson had 16 points and 10 assists, Percy Jones III had 14 points, and Brady Heslip had 11 points. As a team the Bears shot 50.9 percent from the floor, 33.3 percent from beyond the three point arc, and 85.7 percent from the free throw line. Baylor is 8-1 in neutral site games, 3-5 against teams ranked in the top 25, and they have played the 15th ranked schedule in the nation this year. The Big 12 was fairly stacked this season as we can see with two teams in the Elite Eight and Baylor should be well prepared for what they face here.

The Kentucky Wildcats have been the number one team for the bulk of the season and if John Calipari is going to get a National Championship it would be tough for him to have a better team than he has this year. UK has breezed through their first three games of the NCAA Tournament beating Western Kentucky, Iowa State, and Indiana but none of those teams are as athletic as their opposition here. Against Indiana Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Doron Lamb had 21 points, Darius Miller had 19 points, Marquis Teague had 14 points and seven assists, and Terrance Jones had 12 points as the Cats put 102 points on the board. As a team Kentucky shot 48.4 percent from the field, 50 percent from beyond the three point line, and 94.6 percent from the free throw line. For the season the Wildcats are 9-1 in neutral site games, 9-2 against teams ranked in the top 25, and they played the 33rd ranked schedule in the nation. Calipari has had great teams in the past and he is a regular in the Final Four but he isn’t a coach known for closing the deal.

Baylor is 11-5 against the spread in their last 16 neutral site as an underdog, 4-1 against the spread as an underdog between 7.5 and 12.5 points, and 3-10 against the spread following a win. Kentucky is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven NCAA Tournament games, 2-5 against the spread as a neutral site favorite, and 7-2 against the spread following a cover.

This could develop into an up and down the court shoot out and even with the total approaching 150 I like the over here.

Pick

Over 146

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Florida Gators vs. Louisville Cardinals

The Florida Gators and the Louisville Cardinals meet on Saturday in Phoenix in an Elite 8 NCAA Tournament match up with the winner earning a spot in the Final Four in New Orleans.  The Gators are -1.5 favorites over the Cardinals with an over/under point total set at 131.5.

While it’s tough to call a two time National Championship winning Head Coach like Billy Donovan leading the Florida Gators to this spot was unlikely, it surely looked improbable less than a month ago. Florida entered March struggling for consistency in their shooting and overall play and now as we enter March’s final week the Gators have knocked off Virginia, Norfolk State, and Marquette making it look fairly easy. Against Marquette Bradley Beal had 21 points and six rebounds, Kenny Boynton had 11 points and five assists, and Erving Walker added 11 points as it was an across the board team effort. UF shot 40.7 percent from the floor, 25.9 percent from beyond the three point arc, and they hit 86.7 percent of their free throws. The Gators are 8-1 in neutral site games but they are just 3-6 against teams ranked in the top 25 while they have played the 21st ranked schedule in the country. When Florida is shooting well they are tough to beat and while the numbers didn’t look all that great against Marquette where they threw up 27 three point shots, it doesn’t take that high of a conversion percentage when looking at the big picture.

Like their opponent in this game, Rick Pitino’s Louisville Cardinals have gotten hot at just the right time having won seven games in a row including winning the Big East Conference Tournament and their first three games of the NCAA Tournament. Louisville has knocked off Davidson, New Mexico, and top seeded Michigan State as they look to be yet another Big East champ to make the Final Four. Against Michigan State Chane Benehan had 15 points and nine rebounds, Russ Smith had 11 points, and Gorgui Dieng had nine rebounds, and Peyton Siva had nine assists. As a team Louisville shot 38.2 percent from the floor, 39.1 percent from beyond the three point arc, and they hit 54.5 percent of their free throws. The Cardinals are 7-0 in neutral site games and they have played the fifth ranked schedule in the country. Louisville has taken on all comers and are battle tested for this showdown.

Florida is 4-0 against the spread in their last four neutral site games, 14-3 against the spread in their last 17 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite, and 9-3 against the spread against the Big East. Louisville is 7-0 against the spread in their last seven neutral site games, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games against the SEC, and 6-1 against the spread as an underdog of up to 6.5 points.

Both of these teams can shoot and Florida likes to put it up early in the shot clock but with the total in the low 130’s I still like the under here as my pick.

Pick

Under 131.5

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Ohio Bobcats vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

The Ohio University Bobcats and the North Carolina Tar Heels meet on Friday in St. Louis for a Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament game with the winner going to the Elite Eight.  The Tar Heel are -10.5 point favorites over the Bobcats with an over/under point total set at 143.

It has been a magical run for the Ohio Bobcats in March Madness as John Groce’s 13th seeded team has knocked off teams from the Big Ten and the Big East in their first two games. Ohio beat Michigan in their first game and then flowed that up by beating a tough South Florida team but now they will face their biggest test of the year. Walter Offut had 21 points against USF, D.J. Cooper had 19 points, six rebounds, and seven assists, and Nick Kellog had nine points. OU shot 39 percent from the floor but lit it up from beyond the three point arc at 50 percent and they hit 75 percent of their free throws. The Bobcats are 5-0 this season on a neutral court , 1-1 against teams ranked in the top 25 and they have played the 164th ranked schedule in the nation. Ohio has taken control of games early in this tournament and not let their opponents back into it and they will need to do that here to have any chance of an outright win.

The North Carolina Tar Heels have been impressive in their first two wins in this year’s NCAA Tournament this year but most of the discussion surrounding this week’s game has been on injured guard Kendall Marshall whose status is still unknown for this game. UNC had their way with Vermont and Creighton and the way the ball has bounced for them they get a third team from a non-major conference. Marshall had 18 points and 11 assists against Creighton, Harrison Barnes had 17 points, John Henson had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Reggie Bullock had 13 points and eight rebounds. As a team the Tar Heels shot 50.8 percent from the floor, 50 percent from beyond the three point arc, and they hit 68.4 percent of their free throws. North Carolina is 6-2 in neutral site games and they played the ninth ranked schedule in the nation, With or without Marshall North Carolina has been preparing all week so they should have a solid plan in place either way.

Ohio is 9-0 against the spread in their last nine non-conference games, 4-1 against the spread in their last five NCAA Tournament games as an underdog, and 17-8 against the spread in their last 25 games against a team with a winning record. North Carolina is 5-1 against the spread in their last six non-conference games, 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 games overall, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five games against MAC teams.

Ohio is going to need to hit three pointers to keep this close and look for them to be throwing them up after shooting 50 percent last game and UNC hit 50 percent of their three pointers as well and for that reason I see this one going over the total of 143 and the over is my pick.

Pick

Over 140

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North Carolina St. Wolfpack vs. Kansas Jayhawks

March Madness continues as the North Carolina State Wolfpack and the Kansas Jayhawks meet on Friday in St. Louis in a Sweet 16 matchup with the winner going to the Elite 8.  The Jayhawks are -8 point favorites over the Jayhawks with an over/under point total set at 141.5.

The North Carolina State Wolfpack didn’t look like contenders for most of the season but mark Gottfried’s team has caught fire just at the right time. NC State has won six of their last seven games including wins over San Diego State and Georgetown in the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Against Georgetown C.J. Leslie had 14 points and eight rebounds, Scoot Wood and C.J. Williams had 14 points each, and Lorenzo Brown had 12 points, six rebounds, and seven assists. As a team the Wolfpack shot 37 percent from the floor, 46.7 percent from beyond the three point arc, and 61.3 percent from the free throw line. NC State is 6-2 in neutral site games, 2-8 against teams ranked in the top 25, and they have played the 24th ranked schedule in the nation. Though a month ago most people wouldn’t have figured NC State would be a factor by the time this week rolled around the Wolfpack had different thoughts and they are very much playing like it.

The Kansas Jayhawks didn’t get a number one seeding in the NCAA Tournament but Bill Self’s team is looking for a chance to show that it doesn’t really matter one the games start. KU had no problem against Detroit in their opening game but then needed to rally from behind against Purdue in round two. Against Purdue Elijah Johnson had 18 points, Thomas Robinson had 11 points and 13 rebounds, and Tyshawn Taylor and Travis Releford had 10 points each. As a team the Jayhawks shot just 33.9 percent from the floor, hit just 25 percent of their three point attempts, and shot 65.2 percent from the free throw line. For the season Kansas is 5-4 in neutral site games and they played the 20th ranked schedule in the nation. Kansas has had their share of success and failure sin the NCAA Tournament in recent years and they are looking to add 2012 to the years of success.

NC State is 7-0-1 against the spread in their last eight games overall, 5-0 against the spread in their last five games as a neutral site underdog, and 5-2 against the spread in their last seven NCAA Tournament games. Kansas is 2-5 against the spread following a win, 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 5-1 against the spread following a game which they didn’t cover.

The total in this one is set at 141.5 and this doesn’t look right to me as I have this in the low 130’s so it’s a clear play to the under.

Pick

Under 141.5

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Indiana Hoosiers vs. Kentucky Wildcats

The Kentucky Wildcats and the Indiana Hoosiers meet in the Sweet 16 for a rematch of their thriller earlier this year with a spot in the Elite Eight going to the winner.  The Wildcats are -9 point favorites over the Hoosiers with an over/under point total set at 144.5.

The Kentucky Wildcats have been the number one team in the nation for most of the season and they are the number one overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and thus far John Calipari’s team has shown nothing that would make anyone believe they are undeserving of those distinctions. UK knocked off Western Kentucky in round and then made it look easy against Iowa State in the second round. Against the Cyclones Marquis Teague had 24 points and seven assists, Darius Miller had 19 points and six rebounds, Dorn Lamb had 16 points, and Anthony Davis had 15 points, 12 rebounds, and five assists. As a team the Wildcats shot 55.4 percent from the floor, 50 percent from beyond the three point arc, and 68.2 percent from the free throw line. Over the course of the year Kentucky is 8-1 in neutral site games, 8-2 against teams ranked in the top 25, and they played the 38th ranked schedule in the nation. Despite their loss earlier this season to the Hoosiers the road to the NCAA Championship goes through Kentucky this year.

While it has been clear all season that Indiana is a team on the rebound and are on their way to regaining national prominence but now Tom Crean’s team is just two games away from the Final Four. Indiana had no problem with New Mexico State in their opening round game and then gritted it out against a tough VCU team in round two. Against VCU Cody Zeller had 16 points and 13 rebounds, Christian Watford had 16 points and five rebounds, and Victor Oladipo had nine points and six assists. As a team the Hoosiers shot 52.2 percent from the floor, 46.2 percent from beyond the three point arc, and they hit 81.8 percent of their free throws. Over the course of the year Indiana is 4-1 in neutral site games, 4-5 against teams ranked in the top 25, and they played the 26th ranked schedule in the nation. Indiana has something going for them that no other team left in the tournament does and that is that they have already beaten Kentucky once this year but that isn’t going to make beating them twice any easier.

Kentucky is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games against the Big Ten, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall, and 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite. Indiana is 8-1 against the spread in their last nine non-conference games, 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 games following a game which they didn’t cover, and 4-1 against the spread in their last five games as an underdog of seven to 12.5 points. The favorite has covered in 11 of the last 13 meetings of these two.

The total is at 144.5 for this one and is going higher but I have this staying under that number. The first meeting went to 145 but both of these teams can play defense and will in this spot.

Pick

Under 144.5

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Baylor Bears vs. Xavier Musketeers

The Baylor Bears and the Xavier Musketeers battle it out on Friday in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 with the winner nailing down a spot in the Elite Eight.  The Bears are -6 point favorites over the Musketeers with an over/under point total set at 140.

Six teams from the Big 12 made the NCAA Tournament this season but only two have made it to the second weekend and Scott Drew’s Baylor Bears are one of them. Baylor knocked off South Dakota State in round one and then followed it up with a convincing 17 point win over Colorado. Against CU Brady Heslip had 27 points going 9 of 13 from three point land, Pierre Jackson had 15 points and 10 assists, Quincy Acy had seven points and 10 rebounds, and Perry Jones III had seven points. As a team the Bears shot 43.8 percent from the floor, 55 percent from beyond the three point arc, and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. For the year Baylor is 7-1 in neutral site games, 3-5 against ranked teams, and they played the 16th ranked schedule in the nation. Baylor has looked like one of the top teams in the nation for the bulk of the season but they have had a few flat performances where they have been vulnerable as well.

The Xavier Musketeers have had their share of ups and downs this season and right now Chris Mack’s team are playing some of their best basketball of the season. Xavier came back to defeat Notre Dame in their opening round game and then defeated the upset minded Cinderella Lehigh in their second round match up. Against Lehigh Kenny Frease had 25 points and 12 rebounds, Tu Holloway had 21 points, and Mark Lyons had seven points in an all-around team effort. As a team the Musketeers shot 44.4 percent from the floor, 46.7 percent from beyond the three point arc, and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. For the year Xavier is 5-3 in neutral site games, 1-0 against teams ranked in the top 25, and they played the 41st ranked schedule in the country. Xavier seems to right in the thick of it every year at NCAA Tournament time and this season is no different.

Baylor is 4-1 against the spread in their last five neutral site games, 6-2 against the spread in their last eight non-conference games, and 3-9 against the spread following a win. Xavier is 5-2-1 against the spread in their last eight games against the Big 12, 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 neutral site games, and 16-4-2 against the spread in their last 22 NCAA Tournament games.

The total is set in the 139.5 to 140 range and I see it coming in under that number as while both teams offense is good enough to score but their defense should keep it lower scoring.

Pick

Under 140

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