It's that 5/12 thing. In case you didn't know, for every year since they went to a 64-team format, at least one 12-seed has beaten a 5-seed. Last year, it happened 3 times. So far this year, it's happened twice with #5 VCU taking on #12 Stephen F. Austin tomorrow. Food for thought.
COLLEGE HOOPS (9-7 ATS/10-5 SU/5-11 TOTALS yesterday and 35-29/36-24/31-33 so far for the week)
BUTTA (no play last night and 2-2 so far for the week)
1. New Mexico (-2 1/2) over Stanford - Let's keep this simple. New Mexico is flat out, no questions asked, better than Stanford. Even though they're the favorite here, this number shows no respect for the Lobos.
2. Baylor (-185) over Nebraska - Baylor put on a very successful surge to even get here. They were given up for dead along about mid-February, but they just put their heads down and got it done. I suppose there is a possibility that the Bears could create a problem for themselves in this game if they relax and are a little too satisfied with just making it into The Dance, but I don't think that will happen. Baylor knows it needs to win to justify themselves. Nebraska has a lot of justification to do themselves. This team shouldn't be here, and I think, deep down, they know it.
ALL THE REST
|Coastal Carolina (+21, O122 1/2)||60||Geo. Washington (+3, U142)||76|
|Providence (+4, O143 1/2)||81||N. Carolina Central (+8, O145)||84|
|N. Carolina||76||Iowa St.||74|
|Stephen F. Austin (+6 1/2, U136)||71||Tulsa (+8 1/2, U145 1/2)||69|
|Stanford||62||E. Kentucky (+14, O151)||95|
|New Mexico (-2 1/2, U136 1/2)||67||Kansas||78|
|Cal Poly (+16, O125)||69||Kansas St.||60|
|Wichita St.||60||Kentucky (-6 1/2, O132 1/2)||79|
|Tennessee||62||Mercer (+12 1/2, U140 1/2)||70|
|UMass (+4 1/2, U136)||60||Duke||61|
|Weber St. (+20, U128)||54||Oklahoma St.||62|
|Arizona||63||Gonzaga (+3, U139)||69|
|Nebraska (+3 1/2, U131)||64||Louisiana (+13 1/2, U154 1/2)||74|
|BELMONT (-9, U149)||79|
|E. TENNESSEE ST. (+3, U150 1/2)||78|
THE NBA (3-1 ATS/4-0 SU/3-1 TOTALS last night and 17-18/24-10/19-16 so far for the week)
BUTTA (no play last night and 2-1 so far for the week)
I don't have anything I'm ready to commit to just yet, but it sure looks like the Hawks could be a side to look at tonight. Atlanta has appeared to have righted their ship, and the Pelicans have had a really hard time of it on the road, especially since the break. I also think the TOTAL in the Spurs/KINGS matchup might be vulnerable to the OVER, but I think I'm just going to wait till I see how my college games go. I might be feeling a bit more adventurous if both those games do well for me.
ALL THE REST
|Bulls (+5 1/2, O181)||92||Knicks||107|
|PACERS||93||76ERS (+11 1/2, U209)||98|
|RAPTORS (+2 1/2, O204)||106||HAWKS (-6, O202)||110|
|Celtics||89||Grizzlies (+6, O191)||95|
|NETS (-9 1/2, U196)||107||HEAT||101|
|MAVS (-7 1/2, U221)||107||SUNS (-8, O217)||132|
|Spurs (-8, O208)||116||Wizards (-5 1/2, O218 1/2)||125|
After a long night at the "office" last night, I'm ready for about 40 winks before things get started in earnest today. Have a fantastic Friday. Be careful out there, and I'll see you tomorrow.