Davidson (+3) won 60-59 at Rhode Island LY, teams’ first game as A-14 rivals. Wildcats won four of last five games, are 3-2 as home faves, with wins by 13-4-6 points in last three home tilts. URI is 3-4 in last seven games; they’re 1-3 as A-14 road underdogs. A-14 home favorites of 4 or less points are 11-7 vs spread. Davidson is 3-7 vs top 100 teams, but did beat Richmond/St Joe’s in last two games, pretty solid wins.
Buffalo was 0-3 during best player Bearden’s absence; they’ve won five in row with him in lineup- he had 16 points, 6 assists in his return in last game. Buffalo won 76-67 at Kent State Jan 8, winning despite turning it over 20 times (-8). Bulls won last five series games, winning 71-60/80-55 in last two played here. Kent lost its last three road games by 11-27-5 points. MAC home favorites of 5 or less points are 18-13 vs spread.
LSU’s best shooter Hornsby is out; big loss. Tigers lost three of last four games, are 1-3 as SEC road underdogs. LSU beat Arkansas 76-74 Jan 16 at home, despite going 17-31 on line. Tigers won six of last seven games with Arkansas; they lost four of last five visits here, winning 81-78 LY. Hogs are 3-7 in last ten games but covered three of four as an SEC home favorite. SEC home favorites of 3 or less points are 5-2 vs spread.
Alabama had 5-game win streak snapped at home by Miss State in last game; Tide lost 77-61 at home to Kentucky Jan 9, their 11th loss in last 13 series games. Bama lost last five visits here, only one by more than 11 points. Kentucky won four of last five games, is 5-2 as an SEC home favorite. Alabama is 4-2 as an SEC road underdog- they won last three on road. SEC double digit home favorites are 9-9 vs spread.
Florida is 7-3 in last 10 games with Vanderbilt; they lost 60-59 at Vandy Jan 26- Commodores outscored Gators 21-6 on foul line. Vandy lost its last four visits to Swamp, by 4-8-26-3 points. SEC home favorites of 5 or less points are 12-6 vs spread. Florida is 2-3 in ita last five games; its last four were all decided by 6 or less points- they’re 3-4 as home faves. Vanderbilt won five of last seven games; they’re 1-4 in SEC games that were decided by 7 or less points.
Temple won six of last seven games, winning last three road games with terrific win at Houston Sunday; Owls beat Tulsa 83-79 in OT at home Feb 4- Temple was down 12 with 9:55 left, 5 with 0:25 left. Tulsa beat Temple twice LY, by 7-16 points; Hurricane won four of its last five games and six in row at home since losing opener to SMU. AAC home favorites of 7 or less points are 9-11 vs spread.
Clemson beat Georgia Tech 66-52 at home ten days ago, in brickfest that saw teams go combined 3-23 on arc. Tigers are 12-1 in last 13 games vs Tech- they lost 63-52 here LY, its ifrst loss in last five visits to Atlanta. Celmson lost four of last five road games. Jackets won three of last four games, are 3-4 at home in ACC, 0-2 as home favorites. ACC home favorites of 3 or less points are 9-5 against the spread.
Kansas made 11-19 on arc, raced to 28-8 lead and pounded Baylor Jan 2 at home, 102-74, Jayhawks’ 6th straight series win- they won by 1-17 points in last two visits to Waco. Kansas won/covered its last six games, is 3-2 as a Big X road favorite. Big X home favorites of 4 or less points are 5-7 vs spread. Baylor won three of last four games but OT win over Iowa State in last home game was its first in last four home games.
Ball State beat Toledo 87-69 at home Jan 6; Cardinals hit 13-30 on arc, scored 1.32 ppp in snapping 4-game series skid. Ball lost last two visits here, by 11-11 points. Toledo lost last two games, is 3-3 as home fave in MAC games. Cardinals won five of last six games, are 4-1 as MAC road underdogs. Toledo lost last two games, allowing 84 ppg; they won last two at home by 27-45 points. MAC home faves of 8+ points are 6-5.
Michigan State won three of last four games with Ohio State, splitting last four visits here; seven of last nine series games were decided by 4 or less points. Spartans won six of last seven games, are 3-2 as Big 14 road favorites. Buckeyes won last four games, are 6-1 at home in conference, losing by 5 to Maryland. Big 14 home underdogs of 6 or less points are 6-11 vs spread. MSU is 2-2 in last four road games (both losses by 1).
New Mexico lost its last three road games, by 8-5-4 points; they lost in OT at San Diego State, seemed to take something out of them. Lobos are 5-1 in last six games with Colorado State, losing 70-59 here LY. they’re 8-3 in last 11 visits here. Rams lost last three games by 7-13-18 points; they won three of last four road games. Mountain West home underdogs of 4 or less points are 4-7 against the spread.
UNLV lost last four road games, all by 5 or less points or in OT; they’re 3-1 since losing last big man Zimmerman- home side won all four games. Rebels lost last three visits to Boise by 5-1-9 points, losing last two in OT- their last win here was also in OT. Boise lost five of last seven games; they’re 3-4 as home favorites, covering one of last five as favorite overall. Mountain West home favorites of 6+ points are 17-11.
Manhattan lost 70-69 at St Peter’s six nights ago, despite shooting 65% inside arc; its first loss in last 12 series games. Peacocks lost last four in Draddy Gym, by 4-8-15-5 points. Jaspers are 6-2 at home in conference games; they covered seven of last nine games overall. St Peter’s is 5-1 as MAAC road underdog; their last four games were decided by 4 or less points, or in OT. MAAC home favorites of 4 or less points are 7-10.