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UCLA vs. Kentucky NCAA Tournament Over-Under Betting Pick: March 24th 2017

UCLA Bruins vs. Kentucky Wildcats
NCAA Tournament Over-Under Pick: Under 165.5 (March 24th 2017)
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And both teams shot the ball well, combining for 47% shooting from the floor, including 18 made three pointers.  No surprise, then, that the rematch is the single highest totaled game in the NCAA Tournament so far.

But there’s little reason to expect the high stakes rematch to be played in similar fashion.  That was then.  This is now.

John Calipari spent the back half of the season coaching up the Kentucky defense.  It’s worked!  The lengthy, athletic Wildcats are wreaking havoc on the defensive end of the court in recent weeks.  Only one of their last nine opponents has scored more than 70 points against them, with Kentucky holding foes under 40% from the floor during that span.  No surprise, then, that the Wildcats are 8-1 to the Under in those last nine ballgames, including a ‘snail’s pace’ Round of 32 game against Wichita State.  And this is the highest total – by far – that Kentucky has seen during this span.

UCLA’s offense is similar to that of the Golden State Warriors in one key regard – it’s speed of ball movement.  When teams face UCLA for the first time, they’re often overwhelmed, like Kentucky was in the first meeting.  The rematch, however, isn’t as much of a basketball ‘culture shock’, because they’ve seen it before.   That’s how teams like USC and Arizona slowed UCLA down in rematch situations down the stretch of the PAC-12 campaign.  And, as Kentucky already knows that getting into a track meet with the Bruins is a losing proposition.  Expect a very different ‘pace mentality’ from the Wildcats this time around!

Last, but not least, UCLA’s defense has improved by leaps and bounds from where they were a few months ago.  This WAS a bad defensive team for the better part of the first three months of the season.  But in PAC-12 play, the Bruins were actually #2 in the entire conference in two point shooting percentage allowed.  The Bruins don’t force many turnovers, leading to easy fast break buckets on the other end.

But they’ve been fundamentally sound for the better part of the last two months now and Kentucky is not a ‘let it rain 3’s’ type of team, averaging fewer than seven makes per game.  Expect this rematch to be a much lower scoring affair than the first meeting, staying Under the total with room to spare. Take the Under.

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Richmond vs. TCU Basketball Spread Pick from Scott Rickenbach: March 21st 2017

Richmond vs. TCU
College Basketball Pick: Richmond +8 (March 21st 2017)
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Scott “The Bulldog” Rickenbach is RANKED among TOP CAPPERS 2017 with $35,020 YTD profit with star rated picks. He went 3-2-1 Monday in all sports with a solid profit including a +135 NHL dog! Tuesday’s star rated picks include 2 NBA, 1 CBB, and 2 NHL. He also has a CBB Free Pick below. Current runs include: 67-41 all NBA; Star rated picks: 203-162 +$36,670 all sports; 91-67 CBB; 72-58 +$20,890 NHL. Don’t miss a Terrific Tuesday! Onto the Free Pick:

Free Pick – Rickenbach Tuesday CBB Richmond Spiders (+) @ TCU Horned Frogs @ 7 ET – Certainly TCU comes from the tougher conference and has home court edge but Richmond definitely won’t be intimidated. The Spiders can play with anyone and I feel we’re getting solid line value here with Richmond as a big dog. TCU’s defense hasn’t exactly been stellar of late. In fact, the Horned Frogs have allowed 46.7% or better from three point land in their last 3 games. Overall from the field teams have averaged over 50% from the field against Texas Christian University in their last 3 games. Arguably, the only reason TCU is here is because their last two opponents have had horrible shooting games at the free throw line. Talk about leaving points off of the scoreboard, the Horned Frogs last two opponents have shot 42.1% and 52.6% from the free throw line. Also, lets not forget that TCU had lost 7 straight games before their recent stretch that has seen them win 4 of their last 5. As for Richmond, they are rolling into Fort Worth with confidence as they have won 7 of their last 8 games and, going further back, 16 of their last 22. Over their last 8 games, the Spiders have been shooting the ball very well (including from 3 point land) and before their win over Oakland Sunday, 5 of their last 6 games were away from home. In other words, the Spiders hot shooting has included plenty of action away from home. Richmond is 9-3 ATS on the road this season and 5-1 ATS when off of a game where they scored 80 points or more. The Horned Frogs are on a 5-12 ATS run against teams with a winning record. Free Pick on RICHMOND Tuesday evening. Best of luck, Scott “The Bulldog” Rickenbach

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George Washington vs. UIC CBI Tournament Pick from Alex Smart: March 20th 2017

George Washington vs. Illinois-Chicago
College Basketball Pick: UIC +6 (March 20th 2017)
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George Washington after winning the NIT in their  last campaign may feel a little letdown playing in a lower tier CBI Tournament this season. With that said, I’m betting the Colonial’s lack of exuberance will be a hindrance to them in this spot. Meanwhile, Illinois Chicago looks to be on a roll, of late, as was evident when taking out a very good Wis Green Bay program by a 79-70 count in the Horizon League Tournament, and than opening the CBI with  71-69 victory over Stoney Brook.  The Flames overall record may not inspire bettors, but  Im betting on the energy created by a home court advantage and a chance at upsetting a upper tier team to be a  huge motivating factor in the upstart Flames cover tonight.

UIC 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games as an underdog of 6.5 points or less and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games. George Washington is 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games as a favorite and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.IL-CHICAGO is 28-13 ATS L/41 in March games .GEORGE WASHINGTON is 3-12 ATS  after having won 8 or more of their last 10 games.IL-CHICAGO is 10-3 ATS  when the total is 150 to 159.5 this season.

Play on Illinois Chicago to cover

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