Georgetown Worth A Look at 15/1
- 1.The Hoyas don’t buckle against good competition. Georgetown has beaten five ranked teams this season on their way to a current No. 7 ranking.
- 2.Defense. During its current streak Georgetown held Notre Dame to 47 at Notre Dame, Cincinnati to 55 at Cincinnati and (cherry on the sundae) Syracuse to 55 at Syracuse. Not surprising that the Hoyas are 9-1 ATS over that time.
- 3.Probable conference player of the year Otto Porter has been playing out of his mind. The 6-foot-8 string bean had 22 points in the win at UConn, a few nights after sending Jim Boeheim to his Rolaids stash several times by torching the Orange for 33 (and 8 rebounds). Porter had the game-winning hoop against UConn in a game in which the Hoyas trailed in the late going.
- “They could have packed it in, and they didn’t,” G-Town coach John Thompson III said of his club. “They fought back from a double-digit deficit with three of four minutes left.
Nothing is forever in college basketball and the gods might choose to smite the Hoys next. But right now Georgetown is riding high and looks like a bargain at 15/1 to win the NCAA title.
- Ben Burns
- February 10, 2016 - 7:00 PM
- Offered at:
- pinnacle @ -8.5 -101 Wisconsin
**UNBELIEVEABLE BUT TRUE!** Ben Burns was a PERFECT 7-0 on Tuesday and is now an ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS 20-2 over the past four days. Here, Ben takes a look at this evening's Nebraska/Wisconsin contest.
The coaching change a distant memory, Wisconsin is playing its best basketball these days. The Badgers check in off a double-digit win over Ohio State and with a 5-0 SU/ATS record over their past five games.
The Huskers are also off a big win. However, it was a costly one. Senior forward Shavon Shields suffered a concussion and won't be at tonight's game. He hasn't even been able to attend classes this week and its been emotional for the entire team. Shields is both a skilled scorer and an inspirational leader. He's started more than 100 consecutive games for this team; only five other players in school history can say that. I believe he's going to be missed.
With an O/U line in the mid-high 130s, the pace figures to favor the Badgers. Nebraska is 8-18-1 ATS (5-22 SU) the last 27 times it played a road game with an O/U line in the 135 to 139.5 range. Wisconsin, on the other hand, is 18-8-1 ATS (25-2 SU) the last 27 times it played a home game with a total in the 135 to 139.5 range.
The Huskers won last season's meeting here by 15 points. Given the way they're playing right now and with Nebraska playing sans Shields, another double-digit win won't surprise. Consider laying the points.