Memphis (-14) made 12-19 from arc, ran out to a 29-5 lead and crushed Rutgers 101-69 Feb 4 at home, but Tigers lost last two road games, at SMU/UConn. Memphis is 3-0 as a road favorite. Rutgers lost nine of its last 12 games- they got beat by 48 at Louisville in last game. Knights are 2-2 as home dogs, with home losses by 7-11-12 points. AAC home underdogs of 9+ points are 2-4 against spread.
Michigan State won last five games vs Purdue, winning last two visits to Mackey Arena by 14-13 points; Spartans are just 3-4 last seven games, but are 6-0 vs spread on road, 4-0 as road favorites, wiith four five road wins by 14+ points. Big Dozen home underdogs of 5 or less points are 7-8 vs spread. Purdue won four of last five home games, but is 0-2 as a home underdog- their home losses were by 9-14 points.
Green Bay’s 7-1 C Brown sat out 75-60 (-2) home loss at Valparaiso on Jan 29; Valpo shot 64% inside arc with Brown on bench- he’s played 27+ minutes in every game since, with Phoenix winning four of the five, but they’ve faild to cover last four home games. Horizon home favorites of 8+ points are 7-9 vs spread. Valpo won seven of its last nine games, is 3-2 as road underdog, with only road losses by 5-19 points.
UTEP won six of last seven games with Tulane, winning last three by 2-9-12 points, but they’re 2-3 in last five visits here. Miners won nine of last 10 games games overall, are 2-0 as road favorites- they covered eight of last 10 games overall. C-USA home underdogs of 6 or less points are 8-5 vs spread. Tulane won three of last four games, covered six of last eight- they’ve won their last three home games.
Gonzaga (-8.5) beat BYU 84-69 Jan 25, making 10-22 from arc, 65.6% inside arc in Bulldogs’ fifth straight series win- they split two visits to Provo, winning by 5 here LY. WCC home favorites of 3 or less points are 6-3 vs spread. Gonzaga won nine of last ten games, last four on road in WCC, but they lost last road game at Memphis. BYU won five of its last six games; they”re 7-0 SU at home in conference this season.
Georgetown/Seton Hall split last six meetings; Pirates (+6.5) won 67-57 at Georgetown Jan 18, making 11-20 from arc in game they trailed by 9 at half. Seton Hall lost last three games overall and five of last six home games. Georgetowen had 3-game win streak snapped last games- they’re 2-4 on Big East road, winning at Butler/DePaul. Big East home teams are 8-6 vs spread if spread was 3 or less points.
Oregon State (-2.5) outscored Wazzu 19-1 on foul line in 66-55 win at Pullman Jan 22, Beavers’ second straight series win after losing five of six to Coogs before that. Wazzu won two of last three visits here; they lost last four games overall, are 1-5 as road dogs, with five of six losses on road by 18+ points. Pac-12 home favorites of 9+ points are 15-10 vs spread. Underdogs covered four of Beavers’ five home games.
St Mary’s won its last 17 games vs San Francisco, winning last seven in this gym; Gaels split their last six games, are 4-3 on WCC on road, not as strong as usual- they beat Dons 88-73 (-9) at home jan 11, making 11 of 21 from arc in game where both sides shot 59% inside arc. WCC home teams are 14-15 vs spread in games if spread was less than 5. Dons are 5-2 at home in WCC- they covered five of their last six games.
USC lost its last five games, but covered last two on road; Trojans lost 79-71 (+6) in OT to Stanford Jan 26, making just 19-30 on line. USC is 5-3 in last eight series games, winning two of last three visits to Farm. Stanford won three of last four games, covered eight of last ten- they’re 3-1 as home favorites, but lost two home games to Cal/Arizona. Pac-12 double digit home favorites are 12-9 vs spread.
UConn (-12) made 12-23 from arc, beat Temple 90-66 at home Jan 21; Huskies won six of last seven games, are 2-1 as road favorites, winning road games by 10-11-20 points (3-3 SU). Owls upset SMU last game; they’re 2-10 in AAC, 2-3 in last five games, 2-2 as home dogs, losing home games by 7-10-4-24 points. AAC home underdogs are 7-14 against spread. Six of last seven Temple losses are by 10+ points.
Canisius won six of last eight games but lost last two at home; they won 86-74 (+2.5) at Quinnipiac Jan 25, holding Bobcats to 6-27 from the arc. Road team covered last six Canisius games; Griffins are still 5-3 as home favorites, despite losing last two. Quinnipiac won last four games, three by 8 or less points- they won last three road games, two in overtime. MAAC home favorites of 6 or less points are 12-14 vs spread.
Duke won nine of last ten games, covered eight of last nine; Blue Devils are 9-2 in last 11 games vs North Carolina, winning three of last four in Dean Dome, with wins by 10-1-16 points. Tar Heels won/covered their last seven games, they won last five at home, are 0-2 as ACC underdogs. Duke is shooting 42% from arc in ACC; UNC holds teams to 31% on arc. ACC home teams are 10-19 vs spread if spread was 4 or less points.
Hawai’i (+6) tied game with late trey, won 90-86 in OT at Irvine, Jan 25, in game where Anteaters’ 7-6 center Ndiaye fouled out in only 22:00 on court. Teams split last four meetings; Irvine lost by 4 here LY. Big West home favorites of 4 or less points are 4-3 vs spread. Hawai’i won three in row overall, are 3-2 as home favorites, winning at home by 31-14-9, losing to to Long Beach/UCSB. Irvine won last four, allowing 54.8 ppg.
— Oklahoma City won 15 of its last 17 games. Heat won 11 of its last 14 game (3-1-1 vs spread in last five).
— Rockets won their last eight games (6-2 vs spread).
— Milwaukee lost 19 of its last 22 games. Nuggets lost last five games, are 0-6 vs spread in last six.
— Golden State split its last six home games.
— Nuggets won their last seven games with Milwaukee.
— Thunder lost six of last seven games with Miami.
— Rockets won 17 of last 20 games with Golden State.
— Six of last nine Milwaukee games went over total.
— Four of last five Heat-Thunder games went over.
— Seven of last ten Golden State games stayed under.