Minnesota shot 63% inside arc, upset Ohio State 84-71 at home Dec 15; OSU won 13 of last 16 games with Minnesota. Gophers lost their last ten visits to OSU. Favorites covered six of last seven series games. Ohio State lost five of its last six games; Buckeyes scored 80-76 points in last two games, after being held under 60 in previous four games. OSU is experience team #273 that is 12-6 vs schedule #27- they’re shooting 38.5% on arc (#13) but turn ball over 20.3% of time (#242). Minnesota is 0-4 on Big 14 road, losing by 20-5-16-8 points.
Charlotte lost its last two games; they’re 4-2 in C-USA, 3-0 at home, winning by 7-6-6 points while allowing 51 ppg. 49ers are experience team #235 that is 10-7 vs schedule #107- they’ve turned ball over 22.1% of time in C-USA games. Charlotte is 4-3 in last seven games with Florida Atlantic; underdogs covered four of last five series games. Owls lost three of last four visits to Charlotte. FAU won seven of last ten games, but lost last two road tilts by 23-3 points. Owls are experience team #166 that is 9-7 vs schedule #300- their last three wins were by 5 or less points.
Northeastern won eight of last nine games with Drexel, winning last seven meetings played here, though Dragons covered last two. Drexel won its last three games, is 5-2 in CAA, splitting pair of road games; they’re experience team #255 that is 11-8 vs schedule #180, turning ball over 22.6% of time (#324)Dragons are 1-6 in true road games, with only win at JMU. Northeastern lost three of last four games after starting 3-0 in CAA: Huskies are experience team #108 that is 10-9 vs schedule #294, losing last two home games by a basket each.
Belmont won seven of last ten games with Murray State, but Racers upset Belmont in last two MVC tourneys. Bruins won last two visits to Murray, by 12-13 points. Belmont won its last five games, winning OVC road games by 25-7 points; Bruins are experience team #197 that is 13-5 vs schedule #352 (2nd-easiest)- their 54.9% eFG% is #11 in country. Murray State is 6-0 in OVC after a 5-5 pre-conference mark (SOS #342); Racers are experience team #237 that is 11-5 vs schedule #353, wining OVC home games by 22-13 points.
Washington lost three of four games since PG Green was lost to academics; Huskies are 0-2 on Pac-12 road, losing in Bay Area by 6-3 points- they’re experience team #334 that is 12-7 vs schedule #77.- they’re turning ball over 21.9% of time in Pac-12 games. Utah lost last four games after 10-3 start, with last three losses by 16+. Utes are experience team #351 that is 10-7 vs schedule #35 Washington swept Utah LY by 16-17 points, after losing previous six series games. Huskies lost five of last six visits to SLC. Favorites are 6-0-1 ATS in last seven series games.
South Alabama outscored Arkansas State 25-10 on foul line in their 75-59 home win Jan 9; Jaguars won five of last six series games, but lost their last three visits to Jonesboro, by 6-1-12 points. USA won four of last five games, winning last two road games, at Arlington/Little Rock; Jaguars are experience team #3 that is 9-8 vs schedule #197, forcing turnovers 21.4% of time in Sun Belt play. ASU is 5-4 in Sun Belt, 3-2 at home; two of their last three games went OT. Red Wolves are experience team #134 that is 11-7 vs schedule #219.
Michigan State lost three of last five games with Indiana, losing two of last three games in Assembly Hall. Underdogs carried last three series games. Spartans won nine of last 10 games; they’re 6-1 in big 14, but five of those were at home- they lost by 29 at Purdue, won by 5 at Northwestern. MSU is experience team #270 that is 14-4 vs schedule #13- Big 14 opponents are shooting 25.9% on arc. Indiana won three of last four games, winning last two at home, over Ohio State/Northwestern; they’re experience team #279 that is 14-4 vs schedule #50.
Houston won six of last seven games with UConn; Huskies lost four of last five visits here, losing last two, by 5-10 points. UConn lost four of its last five games after a 9-3 start; Huskies are #258 experience team that is 10-7 vs schedule #151- they made only 26.3% of their 3’s, turned ball over 21.9% of time in AAC games. For whole season, UConn’s eFG% is #237. Houston won eight of its last nine games, winning last game at Wichita; Cougars are experience team #287 that is 14-4 vs schedule #56- they’ve rebounded 39.5% of their own misses in AAC games.
BYU split its last four games after a 6-game win streak; they’re 3-2 in WCC, losing both road games, by 3 at Saint Mary’s, 23 at Gonzaga. BYU won five of last seven games with Pacific; they won four of last five trips to Stockton. Cougars are experience team #15 that is 14-6 vs schedule #42- they’ve made 39.7% of their 3’s (#5), getting 38.6% of their points on arc (#28). Pacific split its last six games, with four of last five decided by 4 or less points or in OT. Tigers are #86 experience team that is 13-6 vs schedule #320- they beat St Mary’s at home in four OT’s.
San Francisco shot 33% from floor in its 69-58 home loss to Saint Mary’s Jan 2; Gaels are 5-4 in last nine series games. USF lost its last 16 visits to Moraga (1-5 ATS in last six). Dons won their last three games overall, shooting 27-72 on arc (37.5%)- they’re 14-6 vs schedule #189; USF is experience team #103 that turned ball over 21% of time in WCC play. Saint Mary’s split its last four games after a 14-2 start; Gaels are experience team #104 that is 15-4 vs schedule #112, making 41.2% of their 3’s (#2), but only 37% in conference play.
USC won three in row, nine of last 10 games; they’re 4-1 in Pac-12, 2-1 on road, with lone loss by 32 at Washington. Trojans are experience team #241 that is 15-3 vs schedule #105- they turned ball over 22.9% of time in Pac-12 play. USC won four of its last five games with Oregon, but they lost eight of last nine trips to Eugene. Favorites covered five of last seven series games. Ducks won nine of last 11 games, with three of those wins in OT; Oregon is experience team #181 that is 15-4 vs schedule #18- they’re 4-2 in Pac-12, winning both home games by 9-1 points.
UCLA lost six of its last eight games; they’re 8-0 when they allow less than 70 points, 0-9 when they allow more. Bruins lost two of three true road games, with win by 2 at Washington. UCLA is experience team #320 that is 8-9 vs schedule #119. Home side won last five UCLA-Oregon State games; Bruins lost last two visits to Corvallis, by 6-13 points. Underdogs covered four of last five series games. OSU is 3-5 in last eight games after a 9-1 start; Beavers are experience team #73 that is 12-6 vs schedule #145, making only 27.6% of their 3’s in conference games.
LIU won four of its last five games, losing last game at Wagner; Sharks are experience team #30 that is 8-10 vs schedule #310, shooting 53.7% inside arc (#35) while playing pace #26. LIU is 4-2 in NEC, winning both home games, by 12-14 points; they’re one of worst rebounding teams in country. St Francis won nine of its last 11 games; they’re 5-2 in NEC, winning last two road games, by 24-15 points. Red Flash is experience team #20 that is 11-6 vs schedule #329. LIU-St Francis PA split their last eight meetings; Red Flash won three of last four visits to LIU.