Virginia won its last three games with Miami by 25-9-8 points, beating Hurricanes 66-58 at home Jan 12, in brickfest where teams shot 8-29 on arc combined. Cavaliers won 89-80 in OT here LY, their first win in last six visits to Miami. Virginia won eight of last nine games, with one loss the buzzer-beater at Duke. Miami won its last 11 home games since a November loss to Northeastern. ACC home faves of 3 or less are 8-5.
Home side won seven of last nine Texas-KState games; Longhorns lost four of last five visits to Little Apple- they won here 61-57 LY, after losing by 9-4-26-17 points. Texas lost three of last four games, losing at Oklahoma/Iowa State in last two road games. Wildcats are 3-4 at home in Big X, losing rivalry game with Kansas two nights ago. Big X home dogs of 5 or less points are 5-10 against the spread.
Green Bay made 11-21 on arc, routed Cleveland State 87-67 Jan 7 on the road, their sixth win in last eight series games. Vikings lost three of last four visits here, losing by 4-27-11 points- they won LY’s visit here in OT, 66-61. Phoenix won three of last four games; they’re 5-1 at home in Horizon. CSU lost seven of its last eight games, losing last two by 23-34 points, Horizon League double digit home favorites are 13-7 vs spread.
Milwaukee won its last five games with Youngstown State, winning on road 81-65 in first meeting Jan 7- Panthers made 12-27 on arc, scored 1.27 ppp that night. Penguins lost last two visits here by 6-15 points; they’re lost four of last five games, with win in double OT vs UIC. YSU is 3-5 on Horizon road, losing last two away games by 29-17 points. Horizon League double digit home favorites are 13-7 vs spread.
West Virginia won 81-76 at Iowa State Feb 2, rallying back from down 15 in first half, just WV’s second series win in last seven games. Iowa St lost despite shooting 11-22 on arc- they won two of last three visits to Morgantown. Mountaineers lost three of last four games; they’re 5-2 at home in conference, losing to Texas/Oklahoma. Big X home favorites of 6 or less points are 11-9 against the spread.
Siena rallied from 12 down with 11:13 left to upset Iona 81-78 on road nine days ago, its first win in last eight games with Iona, which won last three regular season visits here, by 4-9-14 points- it was Gaels’ one loss in last seven games- they had big win at Monmouth Friday, avenging an earlier loss. Siena is 7-1 at home, losing to Monmouth; they’re 8-2 in last 10 games overall. MAAC home favorites of 3 or less points are 4-8.
Norfolk State won eight of last 11 games after starting season 5-11; they crushed Coppin State 88-56 on road Dec 7, scoring 1.29 ppp, shooting 56.1% inside arc, 7-13 outside it. Norfolk is 9-3 in MEAC, winning last three home games, by 13-19-6 points. Coppin State is 5-5 in its last ten games after starting season 0-14 vs D-I teams (they have two non-D-I wins); Eagles lost last three road games, by 40-5-9 points.