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Wednesday a key game lies in the SEC between the Florida Gators and Tennessee Volunteers. At 17-10 all games here forward are must-win scenarios for the Gators. As for the Vols, they?ve had a solid season that?s suddenly going the wrong way. Two losses in their last three games have them needing stout victories to protect a top-five seed in March. Look for the Vols to fight off the Gators and grab the cover Wednesday.
Duke has done just fine without Marvin Bagley, including a victory on Sunday in which they finished the game with a 9-0 run against Clemson. The arsenal of victories from Duke has placed them with as much confidence as any Coach K-led team before the big dance. Tuesday it was determined that the Cardinals have to vacate their 2013 title. While it certainly will affect the Cardinals, look for it to be in a positive way. Grab Louisville.
Top teams off a disappointing loss are hard to back ATS. Monday, Northwestern will play on its home floor 48 hours after a heartbreaking loss to Michigan State. The Wildcats blew a 27-point lead and lost for the third straight time. Their opponent Monday, Maryland, needs to keep padding its resume(18-11) and go far in the Big Ten Tournament to have a chance at a March Madness bid. Yet, look for Northwestern to erase the memory of its meltdown against the Spartans and rise to the occasion. Grab Northwestern.
The Sooners' attraction ATS still lies with dynamic point guard Trae Young. One of Young?s key games came in a home win over the Jayhawks. Since that win, the Sooners have faltered with losses in six of seven games. Yet they were competitive in each. Still, look for the Jayhawks to start evolving into a higher-caliber March Madness team. Grab Kansas.
The Mercer Bears find themselves a slight home underdog Saturday against Southern Conference-leading UNC Greensboro. This is a case of the 21-6 Spartans gaining oddsmakers' trust, growing to a peak after their dominating victory over East Tennessee State on Monday. Yet, look for an underachieving Mercer squad to play beyond the level of the Spartans. Grab Mercer.
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