NCAAB - Exposing the Top 25
Most Underrated Top 25 Team - Georgetown Hoyas (18-4, 11-7 ATS)
We can't forget about Georgetown, after a slow start to the season, the Hoyas are making some noise winning six in a row. Three of those victories came against top 25 teams (Louisville, Notre Dame & Marquette). Georgetown backers have been lining their pockets during a very profitable 9-2 ATS run by the Hoyas.
The schedule doesn't get any easier for Georgetown, traveling to Cincy to take on the Bearcats on Friday. They will close out February with a pair of tough games on the road against Syracuse and Connecticut. They are currently just a half game back of the Orange in the Big East, and they face Syracuse twice before season's end.
Most Overrated Top 25 Team - Creighton Blue Jays (20-5, 13-9 ATS)
The Blue Jays were a popular team with the betting public early in the year, as they were an impressive 10-2 ATS at the beginning of January. Creighton is now coming off back to back losses, and the Blue Jays have dropped four of their last seven. They have only covered the spread once in their past eight games, costing their backers a good chunk of coin.
The Blue Jays are locked in a three way tie for the lead in the MVC, with Wichita State and Indiana State. They have shot the ball well all year, and they rank first in the country hitting 51 percent from the field. They haven't been hitting their shots in recent games, losing to Illinois State and Indiana State, and falling well short of their season average in both of those contests.
Their next game isn't going to be an easy one, as they go out on the road to face Northern Iowa, a team coming off three straight wins. The Panthers have already upset Wichita State at home earlier this month.
Unranked Team That Should Be Ranked – Wichita State Shockers (20-5, 11-10-1 ATS)
Surely if Creighton can remain in the rankings, then the Shockers should be there as well. After all, Wichita State has an identical record, playing in the same conference against all the same opponents, but when these teams faced each other, it was the Shockers that shocked the Blue Jays, winning by a score of 67-64.
Both teams have tough games upcoming, and they will face each other in a rematch in Omaha on the 2nd of March. Wichita will play three of five at home prior to facing the Jays in the final game of the season, while Creighton plays four of five on the road. Needless to say, it wouldn't be much of a shocker to see the Shockers come out on top in the Missouri Valley Conference.
- Ben Burns
- February 9, 2016 - 8:30 PM
- Offered at:
- sbgglobal @ -1.5 -110 Dallas
WHITE HOT Ben Burns followed up a PERFECT 5-0 Sunday by delivering a PERFECT 3-0 SWEEP w/ his basketball on Monday. Burns is a PERFECT 5-0 in the NBA the past four days, going a BLISTERING 8-1-1 his L10 basketball overall. When Ben gets in this type of zone, he makes it look EASIER THAN SHOOTING FISH IN A BARREL. BANK on more of the same Tuesday!
The Jazz come in on a roll, having won six straight. That winning streak has led to a low line here, which I feel is providing value with the home team. A closer look at the Jazz's winning streak shows that they've been fortunate to play some weak and/or struggling teams and that five of those six games came at home. The one road game was at Phoenix against a depleted Suns team. The Jazz are still just 8-15 away from Salt Lake City and I expect them to have their hands full this evening.
The Mavs got back on track last time out, winning at Memphis. (Arguably a more impressive feat than any of Utah's recent wins.) They've had two days off since then and they don't play again until after the All Star Break. They should be fresh and focused on the task at hand. The Jazz, on the other hand, play at New Orleans tomorrow.
While the Jazz are 8-15 on the road, the Mavs are 15-10 at home. Dallas outscores teams here. Utah gets outscored on the road. Note that the Mavs are 3-1 SU/ATS as home favorites of three or fewer points while the Jazz are just 1-4 ATS as road underdogs of three or less.
The Mavs, 7-1 ATS against teams from the Northwest Division, have dominated the Jazz here for years. Indeed, they're 22-2 as a host in this series, a perfect 10-0 the last 10. That streak will eventually come to an end. I just don't see it happening tonight. Consider Dallas.