March Madness

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Southern Methodist Mustangs

The Minnesota Golden Gophers and SMU Mustangs will square off Thursday night in the NIT championship. The Mustangs are -3 point favorites over the Golden Gophers with an over/under point total set at 132.5. SMU reached the tournament by knocking off UC Irvine, LSU, California and Clemson. On the season, the Mustangs average 71.2 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allow 62.2 points on 38.3 percent shooting. SMU is a big team that relies heavily on defense and rebounding to win games. However, the Mustangs also shoot 38 percent from three and are led by Nic Moore, who leads SMU with 13.5 points and 4.8 assists. The Mustangs downfall is that they shot 68.3 percent from the free throw line and usually get off to poor starts. SMU has trailed at halftime in three of the four games in this tournament. The SMU Mustangs are 20-12 ATS overall. The Minnesota Read More

Tennessee Volunteers vs. Michigan Wolverines

The Tennessee Volunteers and the Michigan Wolverines face off on Friday in Indianapolis in a NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 matchup with the winner going to the Elite Eight. The Wolverines are -2 point favorites over the Volunteers with an over/under point total set at 131.5. The Tennessee Volunteers barely made it into the NCAA Tournament but so far they have made the most of it winning three games to make it to this point. Tennessee opened in the play in game knocking off Iowa by 13 points then they beat UMass by 19 and upstart Mercer by 20. Jordan McRae leads the Vols averaging 18.6 points per game. Jarnell Stokes is averaging 15.2 points and 10.7 rebounds, Josh Richardson is averaging 10.1 points, and Jeronne Maymon is averaging 9.9 points and 8.2 rebounds. Tennessee is averaging 72.3 points and they are shooting 45 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.4 Read More

Kentucky Wildcats vs. Louisville Cardinals

The Kentucky Wildcats and the Louisville Cardinals face off on Friday in Indianapolis in a Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament matchup for the right to go to the Elite 8. The Cardinals are -5 point favorites over the Wildcats with an over/under point total set at 138.5 The Kentucky Wildcats were ranked number one to start the season and finished the season unranked but they look to be playing their best basketball of the season after narrowly losing to Florida in the SEC Tournament Championship Game. Kentucky held off Kansas State in their first round NCAA Tournament game and then won a war with number one seed and previously unbeaten Wichita State in the second round. Julius Randle leads the Wildcats averaging 15.1 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. James Young is averaging 14.3 points, Aaron Harrison is averaging 14.1 points, and Andrew Harrison is averaging 11 points. Kentucky is averaging Read More

UCLA Bruins vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricanes

The UCLA Bruins and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane face off on Friday as they close out the first round action in the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins are -9 point favorites over the Golden Hurricanes with an over/under point total set at 151.5 The UCLA Bruins had their share of ups and downs this season but they finished on a high note winning the Pac-12 Tournament. UCLA is 5-1 in neutral site games and 12-2 in non-conference games. Jordan Adams is averaging 17.2 points and 5.3 rebounds to lead the Bruins. Kyle Anderson is averaging 14.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 6.6 assists, Norman Powell is averaging 11.3 points, and Zach LaVine is averaging 10 points. UCLA is averaging 81.8 points and they are shooting 49 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.8 points and their opponents are shooting 42.9 percent. UCLA appears to be peaking just at the right time. The Read More

Kentucky Wildcats vs. Kansas St. Wildcats

The Kentucky Wildcats and the Kansas State Wildcats face off on Friday in St. Louis in a first round Midwest Regional game of the NCAA Tournament. Kentucky is -4 point favorites over Kansas St. with an over/under point total set at 133. The Kentucky Wildcats started the season as the number one ranked team in the nation and they start their 2014 NCAA Tournament as an eight seed. UK is 10-4 in out of conference games and 3-3 in neutral site games. Julius Randle leads the Cats averaging 15 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. James Young is averaging 14.5 points per game, Aaron Harrison is averaging 13.8 points, and Andrew Harrison is averaging 10.8 points. Kentucky is averaging 75.9 points and they are shooting 45.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.6 points and their opponents are shooting 40.3 percent. Kentucky played their best basketball in a month in Read More

Baylor Bears vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers

The Baylor Bears and the Nebraska Cornhuskers face off on Friday in San Antonio in a first round game in the West Regional of the NCAA Tournament. The Bears are -3.5 point favorites over the Cornhuskers with an over/under point total set at 131.5. The Baylor Bears had some struggles over the course of the season but they came on late winning 10 of their last 12 games. Baylor is 12-1 in non-conference games and 6-2 in neutral site games. Cory Jefferson leads the Bears averaging 13.5 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. Brady Heslip is averaging 11.8 points, Kenny Cherry is averaging 11.6 points and 5.0 assists, and Isaiah Austin is averaging 11 points and 5.5 rebounds. Baylor is averaging 75.2 points and they are shooting 45.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.4 points and their opponents are shooting 42.4 percent. Baylor lost in the Big 12 title Read More

Missouri Tigers vs. Texas A&M Aggies

The Missouri Tigers and the Texas A&M Aggies face off on Thursday in Nashville for a round two SEC College Basketball Tournament game. The Tigers are -9 point favorites over the Aggies with an over/under point total set at 131. The Missouri Tigers have put together a solid season as they look to get back to the NCAA Tournament to avenge their first round loss a year ago. Missouri is 11-7 in the SEC, 3-1 in neutral site games, but were just 2-8 on the road this season. As a team Missouri is averaging 77.2 points, 13.9 assists, and they are shooting 46.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.8 points, 11.4 assists, and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. Laurence Bowers is averaging 14.8 points and 6.3 rebounds, Jabari Brown is averaging 14 points, Phil Pressey is averaging 11.9 points and 7.1 assists, and Alex Oriakhi is averaging 10.9 Read More

Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

The Marquette Golden Eagles and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish face off on Thursday in Madison Square Garden as they close out third round action of the Big East College Basketball Tournament. The Golden Eagles are -2 point favorites over the Fighting Irish with an over/under point total set at 126.5. The Marquette Golden Eagles had a solid season winning their last four games and six of their last seven games. Marquette is 14-4 in Big East play, 2-1 in neutral site games, and they finished the year ranked 12th in the nation. As a team Marquette is averaging 69.1 points, 14.5 assists, and they are shooting 46.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.6 points, 13.5 assists, and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. Vander Blue is averaging 14.4 points, Davante Gardener is averaging 11.5 points, and Jamil Wilson is averaging 9.2 points. Marquette has been a typical Buzz Read More

Louisville Cardinals vs. Villanova Wildcats

The Louisville Cardinals and the Villanova Wildcats face off on Thursday as the Big East Tournament continues in Madison Square Garden. The Cardinals are -3.5 point favorites over the Wildcats with an over/under point total set at 123.5. The Louisville Cardinals are looking to defend their Big East Tournament title from last season but it isn’t going to be an easy road to get there. Louisville is 14-4 in Big East play, 3-1 in neutral site games, and have won their last seven games and 10 of their last 11. As a team Louisville is averaging 73.5 points, 14.9 assists, and they are shooting 4.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 59.4 points, 10.3 assists, and their opponents are shooting 38.8 percent. Russ Smith is averaging 17.9 points, Chane Behanan is averaging 10.4 points and 7.0 rebounds, Gorgui Dieng is averaging 10.3 points and 10.1 rebounds, and Peyton Siva is Read More

Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Missouri Tigers

The Missouri Tigers and the Vanderbilt Commodores face off on Saturday at Mizzou Arena in SEC college hoops action. The Tigers are -14 point favorites over the Tigers with an over/under point total set at 124. The Missouri Tigers have been taking care of business against the lesser teams in the SEC but when they have been called on to step it up recently they have struggled. Missouri has gone 11-0 at home and have played the 33rd ranked schedule in the country but away from home they are winless. As a team Missouri is averaging 75.3 points, 13.8 assists, and they are shooting 44.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.7 points, 11.3 assists, and their opponents are shooting 39.4 percent. Laurence Bowers has been out but he leads Missouri averaging 16.8 points and 6.9 rebounds, Phil Pressey is averaging 11.9 points and 7.2 assists, and Alex Oriakhi is Read More