NCAAB - Exposing the Top 25
Most Underrated Top 25 Team - The Creighton Blue Jays (12-1, 9-2 ATS)
After covering the spread in all but two of their first 13 games, it is safe to say the Blue Jays are underrated. Creighton went undefeated in the month of December for just the third time in school history. They are the second best 3-point shooting team in the nation hitting 42% from beyond the arc, and they also rank in the top 10 in field goal percentage shooting 50.8%.
Yet to face a ranked opponent, the Blue Jays have taken advantage of a relatively easy schedule. It won't be getting tougher anytime soon, with their next five games coming against lesser opponents. They likely won't be tested until they face Wichita State on January 19.
Most Overrated Top 25 Team - The Georgetown Hoyas (10-1, 2-5 ATS)
The Hoyas have only one loss this season, and that came at the hands of the Indiana Hoosiers, who were ranked first in the nation at the time. Despite their record, they have really struggled offensively, only averaging 66 points per game. Their futility on the offensive side of the ball has caused the Hoyas to fail to cover the spread in all but two of their games so far this year.
The Hoyas face a difficult schedule with two tough games coming up in the next seven days. They will take on Marquette in Milwaukee on Saturday, and then they are back at home taking on the Pittsburgh Panthers just three days later.
Unranked Team That Should Be Ranked - North Carolina Tar Heels (10-3, 7-4 ATS)
A few weeks ago, I was saying that the Tar Heels were the most overrated team in the top 25, and as it turns out, it appears that I was right. They have since been dropped from the rankings, after losing on the road in Texas. They have put together back to back impressive wins since then though, including 79-73 victory over #25 UNLV.
North Carolina still ranks in the top 5 in the nation in scoring, averaging 83.6 points per game. With their next five games coming up against unranked opponents, don't be surprised to see the Tar Heels back in the rankings next week. They have a tough road game coming up at the end of the month though, playing the Wolfpack in North Carolina on January 26.
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We lost a tough one with the Astros yesterday as they blew a 3-0 and lost on a walk off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning. It was still a successful series though as Houston took two of three and head home trying get some payback following a three-game sweep at Oakland last week. Brett Oberholtzer takes the hill for the Astros and despite them going 0-4 in his four starts, he has pitched much better than that. He has only one quality start but he has not allowed more than three runs in any outing and the three that failed to miss quality status were missed by a total of an inning and a third. One of those games game in Oakland where he allowed one run in 5.2 innings but it resulted in a 4-3 loss. Look for him to continue his efficient pitching. The A's were swept at home by Texas so they bring in very little momentum. Scott Kazmir will look to turn things around for his team and he has been outstanding to open the season. He has a 1.65 ERA and 0.77 WHIP through four starts with Oakland going 4-0 in those games thanks to all resulting in quality performances. This includes the win over Oberholtzer but I do not see this holding up. He made one start in Houston last season while with the Indians and was shelled for six runs in 3.1 innings. Play (922) Houston Astros