What better time to fade a Top-15 team then after a huge road win at Cincinnati? The public is high on Wichita State after the Shockers covered their last five games, and bookmakers need to adjust their lines to compensate for these recent wins. On the other hand, Tulane enters on a five-game skid, giving us great value as a dog. Tulane is 1-6 ATS in its past seven games, but oddly enough has covered well in conference play. So just like a stock, buy low and sell high. We are selling Wichita St. and buying Tulane tonight. Ride the Green Wave and take Tulane to keep it within the spread.
Syracuse finds itself in the familiar position of being a bubble team as the NCAA Tournament approaches. The Orange are again felled by some puzzling losses balanced against some solid wins. A win over North Carolina on Wednesday would be a huge boost to their resume. The Tar Heels have had a bit of a down year, but a win over rival Duke has inspired their best stretch of the year. Even so, this is a finesse team running into a determined and physical Syracuse club with a top-10 defense. Value looms on the home underdog with the points.
5-1 IN LAST 6 CBB ATS PICKS | +397
Texas Tech star Kennan Evans is listed as questionable with a foot injury, but the line movement from +4 suggests Oklahoma State backers are anticipating his absence. Regardless, this is a potential look-ahead spot for the Red Raiders in advance of their rematch with Kansas. The Cowboys have overachieved with a limited roster and have done the majority of their damage on the road. They have lost six of eight, but the two wins were at Kansas and West Virginia. They dominated most of the first matchup with Texas Tech before falling 75-70. Oklahoma State finishes the job Wednesday.
Villanova is the top offensive team in the NCAA, and have an Over-Under mark of 17-9. The Wildcats have also gone Over in seven of their last 8 games. DePaul likes to run up-tempo offense and has gone Over in its last three games. Phil Booth may return, which would put the Wildcats at full strength for the first time this season.
25-14 IN LAST 39 CBB PICKS | +999
The spread has inched up from 3.5, and for good reason. If all goes not well, Iowa State could be limited to six players with any experience. Two regulars with long-term injuries were ruled out for the year this week, another is recovering in hopes of returning later and G Donovan Jackson (15 ppg) might not be back from a funeral in time. The Cyclones have descended into the Big 12 cellar and will be hard-pressed to find motivation against the Horned Frogs, who can seize their first win ever in Ames.
15-12-2 IN LAST 29 CBB ATS PICKS | +224
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