Former Vegas Bookmaker
Micah Roberts has worked in the Las Vegas sports book industry for 20 years, including a 13-year run as Station Casinos' book director. Armed with an unmatched network of sources, Roberts has covered the Las Vegas sports betting industry for VegasInsider.com, Gaming Today, and Sporting News. In 2016, Micah became a SportsLine expert and promptly crushed college football for SportsLine members, going 70-44-3 (61 percent) on the season. For Micah Roberts media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
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Loyola-Chicago came away with a 79-65 home win against Southern Illinois on Jan. 17. The Salukis had won the three previous meetings. Loyola is currently on a run of covering 11 of its last 13 games. But SIU has gone 6-2-1 ATS in its last nine, winning eight of them. Three of its last four have gone into overtime. They're battle tested. It's a huge 1 vs 2 MVC game and the 2, SIU, has home court. I took the points with SIU.
North Carolina has beaten Syracuse by at least five points in their last five meetings with four of them going Over the total. Syracuse comes off a road win at Miami, but lost to NC State in its last home game last week. Carolina is playing its best ball of the season and has won and covered its last five, prevailing by a 90-74 average score. Carolina gets the cover here.
On the road, La Salle has been terrible at 2-12 SU and ATS. But at home, the Explorers they've held their own (9-3 SU) and average 77 ppg. They were held to 62 points in the Jan. 3 meeting at Rhode Island, but this total is six points too low. La Salle has gone 9-3 to the Over this season.
Momentum has been carrying Baylor during a five-game win streak -- underdog in the last four, while covering the spread in their last six. They just beat the two best Big 12 teams in Waco the past 10 days (Texas Tech, Kansas) and they get West Virginia tonight, losers of two of the past three. I'm on the hot team, Baylor.
Nebraska is a bubble team right now, but the Huskers are the No. 1 cover team in the nation at 20-7 ATS. The loss at Illinois Sunday did them no favors, but they can improve their NCAA chances by closing out their last two games of the regular season and both are at home. The Huskers are currently on a 16-2 ATS run. They get the cover tonight.
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