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  • TOTALS...............O/U

    BRWN at PROV O 148.5
    X
    RICH at ODU O 130.5
    X
    WIS at TEM O 137.0
    X
    OAK at EMU O 147.5
    X
    CLEVST at WMU O 139.0
    X
    HARV at FOR U 135.0
    X
    BUFF at DEL O 148.0
    X
    SIU at SLU U 129.0
    X
    TOL at DETU U 170.5
    X
    MTU at VAN U 139.5
    X
    UCI at USU O 138.5
    X
    PAC at UCD U 135.5
    X
    IPFW at AKR O 149.5
    X
    NKU at ETSU U 150.0
    X
    SIUE at INDPU U 148.5
    X
    GT at WOF O 131.5
    X
    SBON at CAN O 143.0
    X
    EIU at GB O 147.0
    X
    DRKE at SDAK O 149.5
    X
    CSN at IDST O 146.0
    X
    PRST at LMU U 159.0

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    • Top 25 roundup: No. 2 Kansas, No. 5 Florida stunned
      December 6, 2017
      By STATS LLC Editorial
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      KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Matisse Thybulle scored 19 points and Washington applied a stifling defense Wednesday to stun No. 2 Kansas 74-65.

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      The defeat was the second straight to a Pac-12 opponent at Sprint Center for the Jayhawks (7-1). Their Kansas City home was also the site of an Elite Eight loss to Oregon in last year's NCAA Tournament. Jaylen Nowell, who poured in 32 points earlier this season against Belmont, added 17 points for the Huskies (7-2).

      Kansas lost despite a career-high 28 points from Lagerald Vick, who scored their first 12 points of the second half. Devonte' Graham scored only three points after netting 35 points in each of the Jayhawks' previous two games.

      Loyola (Chicago) 65, No. 5 Florida 59

      GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Aundre Jackson scored a game-high 23 points, and Cameron Satterwhite made four key free throws in the final 16 seconds as Loyola (Chicago) stunned Florida.

      The Gators (5-3) have lost three consecutive games. Florida fell to No. 1 Duke on Nov. 26 before being upset by Florida State on Monday. Chris Chiozza and Jalen Hudson led the Gators with nine points apiece.

      Jackson hit 10 of 12 shots from the field, including all three of his 3-point attempts. Freshman Cameron Krutwig helped with 14 points and eight rebounds while Donte Ingram added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Ramblers (9-1).

      No. 11 North Carolina 104, Western Carolina 61

      CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Six Tar Heels scored in double figures, led by Jalek Felton with 15 points, as North Carolina overwhelmed Western Carolina.

      Kenny Williams poured in 13 points and Luke Maye and Joel Berry both scored 12 for the Tar Heels (9-1). Maye, who pulled in 12 rebounds, has six double-doubles this season.

      North Carolina, which shot 56.9 percent from the field, won its fourth game in a row in an eight-day period. The Tar Heels shot 16 of 22 on 3-point attempts.

      No. 13 Xavier 96, Kent State 70

      CINCINNATI -- Trevon Bluiett scored 26 points and Kerem Kanter had a career-high 20 points and eight rebounds to lift Xavier over Kent State.

      The Musketeers (8-1) had 13-point victories over No. 16 Baylor and No. 11 Cincinnati in a span of four days last week, and overcame a sluggish start to win its third straight. Kanter, who had a career-high 17 points Saturday against Cincinnati, scored in double figures for the fourth time in six games.

      The Golden Flashes (5-4) were led by Danny Pippen and Jalen Avery, who scored 15 and 13, respectively.




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      • December CBB Best Bets and Opinions ( Based on 5 units )

        DATE W-L-T % UNITS RECORD

        12/06/2017 22-20-1 52,38% +00.00
        12/05/2017 16-11-0 59.25% +19.50
        12/04/2017 6-5-0 54.54% +2.50
        12/03/2017 10-9-1 52.63% +0.50
        12/02/2017 17-9-0 65.38% +35.50
        12/01/2017 11-7-0 61.11% +16.50

        Totals..........82 - 61....57.34%......+74.50


        BEST BETS:

        DATE................................ATS........... .................UNITS............................ O/U...........................UNITS

        12/06/2017....................11 -7 - 2.....................+16.50...................... ........9 - 12......................-21.00
        12/05/2017......................6 - 5...........................+2.50................. ............9 - 7.......................+6.50
        12/04/2017......................5 - 3...........................+8.50................. ...........0 - 0 .......................+0.00
        12/03/2017......................4 - 6...........................-13.00............................0 - 0 - 1...................+0.00
        12/02/2017.....................15 - 7.........................+36.50.................. .........1 - 2..........................-6.00
        12/01/2017......................1 - 4...........................-17.00............................3 - 2.........................+4.00

        Totals.........................42 - 32 - 2........................+34.00................. . ....... 22 - 23.....................-16.50

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        • Armadillo: Thursday's six-pack

          — Last year in the major leagues, the first-pitch strike %age was 60.3%. In the Japanese major leagues, first-pitch strike %age was only 48.2%.

          — Washington 74, Kansas 65— Mike Hopkins’ first big win with the Huskies.

          — Loyola, Chi 65, Florida 59— Been a rough week for the Gators.

          — Middle Tennessee 66, Vanderbilt 63— Nice win for the Blue Raiders.

          — Last year, 12 SEC teams made bowls; this year, only nine made bowls, and 4 of those 9 are underdogs in their bowl game.

          — RIP Ron Meyer 76, who was Eric Dickerson’s college coach at SMU and went 54-50 as an NFL coach with the Colts/Patriots.


          **********

          Armadillo: Thursday's List of 13: Doing some thinking out loud…….

          13) Stellar trivia item: Villanova basketball coach Jay Wright owns a USFL championship ring from the 1986 Philadelphia Stars, coached by Jim Mora Sr.

          Wright worked in the Stars’ marketing department that season. Think anyone else won a USFL ring and also won a college basketball national title?

          12) Was surprised to learn that new Mets’ manager Mickey Callaway will earn around $800,000 next season. Thats not a lot of cash for a big league skipper.

          In other words, the manager of a major league team in New York City makes less than both of the coordinators of LSU’s football team. Not the head coach, the coordinators.

          11) Basketball coaches at Virginia Commonwealth have this in their contract:

          If the coach bolts VCU for another job, that team has to play a home-and-home series with the Rams, which is why Texas visited VCU Tuesday— LSU will do the same in the near future, since Will Wade skipped town to coach the Bayou Bengals.

          10) 75 days after Hurricane Maria, 215,000 people have already migrated from Puerto Rico to Florida. Wonder how many of them will register to vote, or are already registered?

          9) Former FBI Director James Comey is apparently writing a book on leadership; what do guys like that do when they lose their job? Guess he’ll do a book tour when it is published and we’ll hear a lot more from Mr Comey.

          8) Arena trivia: West Virginia University’s basketball arena opened in 1970; they recently did $26M of improvements on it. Back in 1970, the first event held in the arena was a concert by Grand Funk Railroad. Just thought you’d like to know.

          7) Sports agent Andy Miller lost his certification to be an agent this week, as result of the FBI investigation into corruption in college basketball. Miller represented Kristaps Porzingis and Kyle Lowry- Lowry makes around $30M a year.

          Very expensive day- losing Lowry as a client costs Miller’s agency $900,000 a year, and thats just one client.

          6) There is one of those courtroom TV shows, Judge Mathis; apparently, Judge Mathis’ daughter went to Michigan State and worked as a student assistant for the basketball team. Spartans’ hoop coach Tom Izzo was in the “courtroom” for a recent taping and was recognized by the judge, whose daughter is now a lawyer.

          5) Willie Taggart officially signed on to coach Florida State’s football team, meaning that in 2018, the Oregon Ducks will have their third football coach in three years. I’m guessing the next Oregon coach will have a steep buyout clause in their contract. Taggart’s buyout was $4.5M.

          4) Kansas City Chiefs have a big game this week, at home against their rivals from Oakland, but they suspended CB Marcus Peters for the week, after Peters threw a penalty flag into the stands at Swamp Stadium Sunday, as he protested a penalty on a play against the Jets.

          I laughed out loud when Peters threw the flag in the stands; never saw that before, but even Peters thought the move deserved an ejection— he left the field and threw his gloves to a fan in the stands. But it turns out he was never ejected— took the team ten minutes to get Peters back on the sidelines. He returned, but without socks/gloves.

          Chiefs lost six of their last seven games after a 5-0 start; this week’s game is huge for both teams, but Kansas City took a stand and suspended a starter.

          3) UCLA cancelled its basketball game with Montana Wednesday because of the wildfires in the Los Angeles area. Team practices/workouts were also cancelled.

          2) Fact I learned from listening to Bill Walton on the Arizona-Texas A&&M game Tuesday: Arizona is the 6th-largest state in the country, in terms of area. Didn’t know that.

          1) I got an e-mail today, asking to donate to a candidate in the Alabama Senate race— are you bleeping kidding me? I live in upstate New York, I think politicians are gutless weasels- there is a 0% chance I’m giving a politician money. Ever.

          Would much rather go find a homeless person up by the supermarket I go to and give him a few bucks.

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          • NCAAB
            Dunkel

            Thursday, December 7


            Valparaiso @ Purdue

            Game 709-710
            December 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

            Dunkel Rating:
            Valparaiso
            54.320
            Purdue
            75.834
            Dunkel Team:
            Dunkel Line:
            Dunkel Total:
            Purdue
            by 21 1/2
            144
            Vegas Team:
            Vegas Line:
            Vegas Total:
            Purdue
            by 14
            146 1/2
            Dunkel Pick:
            Purdue
            (-14); Under

            Ohio @ Maryland


            Game 711-712
            December 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

            Dunkel Rating:
            Ohio
            45.612
            Maryland
            64.743
            Dunkel Team:
            Dunkel Line:
            Dunkel Total:
            Maryland
            by 19
            142
            Vegas Team:
            Vegas Line:
            Vegas Total:
            Maryland
            by 14 1/2
            147
            Dunkel Pick:
            Maryland
            (-14 1/2); Under

            Drexel @ LaSalle


            Game 713-714
            December 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

            Dunkel Rating:
            Drexel
            52.786
            LaSalle
            59.622
            Dunkel Team:
            Dunkel Line:
            Dunkel Total:
            LaSalle
            by 7
            144
            Vegas Team:
            Vegas Line:
            Vegas Total:
            LaSalle
            by 9
            137 1/2
            Dunkel Pick:
            Drexel
            (+9); Over

            TX-Arlington @ Northern Iowa


            Game 715-716
            December 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

            Dunkel Rating:
            TX-Arlington
            64.322
            Northern Iowa
            62.763
            Dunkel Team:
            Dunkel Line:
            Dunkel Total:
            TX-Arlington
            by 1 1/2
            132
            Vegas Team:
            Vegas Line:
            Vegas Total:
            Northern Iowa
            by 3 1/2
            134 1/2
            Dunkel Pick:
            TX-Arlington
            (+3 1/2); Under

            Iowa @ Iowa State


            Game 717-718
            December 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

            Dunkel Rating:
            Iowa
            58.376
            Iowa State
            68.499
            Dunkel Team:
            Dunkel Line:
            Dunkel Total:
            Iowa State
            by 10
            157
            Vegas Team:
            Vegas Line:
            Vegas Total:
            Iowa State
            by 6 1/2
            151 1/2
            Dunkel Pick:
            Iowa State
            (-6 1/2); Over

            Elon @ NC-Greensboro


            Game 719-720
            December 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

            Dunkel Rating:
            Elon
            46.512
            NC-Greensboro
            54.672
            Dunkel Team:
            Dunkel Line:
            Dunkel Total:
            NC-Greensboro
            by 8
            137
            Vegas Team:
            Vegas Line:
            Vegas Total:
            NC-Greensboro
            by 4 1/2
            145
            Dunkel Pick:
            NC-Greensboro
            (-4 1/2); Under

            East Washington @ San Francisco


            Game 721-722
            December 7, 2017 @ 10:00 pm

            Dunkel Rating:
            East Washington
            47.984
            San Francisco
            52.377
            Dunkel Team:
            Dunkel Line:
            Dunkel Total:
            San Francisco
            by 4 1/2
            138
            Vegas Team:
            Vegas Line:
            Vegas Total:
            San Francisco
            by 7 1/2
            142 1/2
            Dunkel Pick:
            East Washington
            (+7 1/2); Under

            Howard @ Georgetown


            Game 723-724
            December 7, 2017 @ 8:30 pm

            Dunkel Rating:
            Howard
            43.411
            Georgetown
            61.209
            Dunkel Team:
            Dunkel Line:
            Dunkel Total:
            Georgetown
            by 18
            155
            Vegas Team:
            Vegas Line:
            Vegas Total:
            Georgetown
            by 21
            150 1/2
            Dunkel Pick:
            Howard
            (+21); Over

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            • NCAAB
              Long Sheet

              Thursday, December 7


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              VALPARAISO (8 - 0) at PURDUE (8 - 2) - 12/7/2017, 6:30 PM
              Top Trends for this game.
              PURDUE is 25-14 ATS (+9.6 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
              PURDUE is 25-14 ATS (+9.6 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
              PURDUE is 24-10 ATS (+13.0 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
              PURDUE is 13-4 ATS (+8.6 Units) in all home games over the last 2 seasons.
              PURDUE is 13-4 ATS (+8.6 Units) in home lined games over the last 2 seasons.
              PURDUE is 13-3 ATS (+9.7 Units) in December games over the last 3 seasons.
              PURDUE is 21-9 ATS (+11.1 Units) in non-conference games over the last 3 seasons.
              PURDUE is 13-4 ATS (+8.6 Units) versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game over the last 3 seasons.
              PURDUE is 13-3 ATS (+9.7 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 77+ points/game over the last 2 seasons.
              VALPARAISO is 45-27 ATS (+15.3 Units) when the total is 140 to 149.5 since 1997.

              Head-to-Head Series History
              There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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              OHIO U (4 - 3) at MARYLAND (7 - 3) - 12/7/2017, 7:00 PM
              Top Trends for this game.
              OHIO U is 85-56 ATS (+23.4 Units) after scoring 80 points or more since 1997.

              Head-to-Head Series History
              There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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              DREXEL (4 - 4) at LASALLE (5 - 4) - 12/7/2017, 7:00 PM
              Top Trends for this game.
              LASALLE is 6-15 ATS (-10.5 Units) after a non-conference game over the last 3 seasons.
              LASALLE is 19-39 ATS (-23.9 Units) in home games in non-conference games since 1997.

              Head-to-Head Series History
              LASALLE is 1-1 against the spread versus DREXEL over the last 3 seasons
              LASALLE is 1-1 straight up against DREXEL over the last 3 seasons
              1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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              TX-ARLINGTON (7 - 1) at N IOWA (6 - 2) - 12/7/2017, 8:00 PM
              Top Trends for this game.
              TX-ARLINGTON is 48-22 ATS (+23.8 Units) as an underdog since 1997.
              TX-ARLINGTON is 19-9 ATS (+9.1 Units) after a non-conference game over the last 3 seasons.
              TX-ARLINGTON is 20-9 ATS (+10.1 Units) in non-conference games over the last 3 seasons.
              N IOWA is 3-11 ATS (-9.1 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 77+ points/game over the last 2 seasons.

              Head-to-Head Series History
              There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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              IOWA (4 - 5) at IOWA ST (5 - 2) - 12/7/2017, 8:00 PM
              Top Trends for this game.
              IOWA is 46-69 ATS (-29.9 Units) in road games in non-conference games since 1997.

              Head-to-Head Series History
              IOWA is 2-0 against the spread versus IOWA ST over the last 3 seasons
              IOWA ST is 1-1 straight up against IOWA over the last 3 seasons
              1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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              ELON (6 - 3) at UNC-GREENSBORO (5 - 3) - 12/7/2017, 7:00 PM
              Top Trends for this game.
              UNC-GREENSBORO is 58-89 ATS (-39.9 Units) after a non-conference game since 1997.
              UNC-GREENSBORO is 51-83 ATS (-40.3 Units) in non-conference games since 1997.

              Head-to-Head Series History
              ELON is 1-0 against the spread versus UNC-GREENSBORO over the last 3 seasons
              ELON is 1-0 straight up against UNC-GREENSBORO over the last 3 seasons
              1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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              E WASHINGTON (3 - 5) at SAN FRANCISCO (4 - 3) - 12/7/2017, 10:00 PM
              Top Trends for this game.
              E WASHINGTON is 34-60 ATS (-32.0 Units) in December games since 1997.
              SAN FRANCISCO is 46-68 ATS (-28.8 Units) in December games since 1997.
              SAN FRANCISCO is 2-10 ATS (-9.0 Units) in home games after a non-conference game over the last 3 seasons.
              SAN FRANCISCO is 84-124 ATS (-52.4 Units) in non-conference games since 1997.

              Head-to-Head Series History
              E WASHINGTON is 2-0 against the spread versus SAN FRANCISCO over the last 3 seasons
              E WASHINGTON is 2-0 straight up against SAN FRANCISCO over the last 3 seasons
              2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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              HOWARD (1 - 8) at GEORGETOWN (6 - 0) - 12/7/2017, 8:30 PM
              Top Trends for this game.
              HOWARD is 1-12 ATS (-12.2 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.
              GEORGETOWN is 11-22 ATS (-13.2 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
              GEORGETOWN is 11-22 ATS (-13.2 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
              GEORGETOWN is 4-13 ATS (-10.3 Units) in all home games over the last 2 seasons.
              GEORGETOWN is 4-13 ATS (-10.3 Units) in home lined games over the last 2 seasons.
              GEORGETOWN is 3-12 ATS (-10.2 Units) in home games after a non-conference game over the last 3 seasons.
              GEORGETOWN is 3-11 ATS (-9.1 Units) in home games in non-conference games over the last 3 seasons.

              Head-to-Head Series History
              HOWARD is 1-0 against the spread versus GEORGETOWN over the last 3 seasons
              GEORGETOWN is 1-0 straight up against HOWARD over the last 3 seasons
              1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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              • NCAAB
                Armadillo's Write-Up

                Thursday, December 7


                Valparaiso is 8-0, but best team they’ve played is #132 Utah State (schedule #317); they beat SIU-E by 25 in their only road game- this is a major step up for Crusaders. Purdue won its last four games, all vs top 60 teams- they won their first two conference games by five points each. Boilermakers are 5-1 vs top 100 teams, losing to Tennessee in OT on neutral floor. Boilers are #42 experience team thats played schedule #41- they’re shooting 41% on arc. Big 14 home favorites are 20-15 vs spread; MVC road underdogs are 6-9.

                Maryland is 7-3 after winning in OT at Illinois Sunday, after blowing a 19-point halftime lead. Terps are 4-0 vs teams ranked outside top 100, with all four wins by 15+ points. Maryland is turning ball over 24.4% of time; they coughed it up 25 times at Illinois. Ohio U is 4-3 against schedule #336; this is Bobcats’ first road game. One of Ohio’s wins was in four OT’s vs Indiana State. Ohio lost to Clemson by 5 on a neutral floor in their only top 100 game this season. Big 14 home favorites are 20-15 vs spread; MAC road underdogs are 11-8.

                Fairly quick turnaround for LaSalle team that played in Ireland over the weekend. Road team won last three Drexel-LaSalle games; Dragons won by 13 here two years ago. Drexel is 3-4 vs schedule #256; they’re 2-1 vs top 200 teams, with their best win over #51 Houston- they’re shooting only 29.2% on arc. LaSalle is #33 experience team that is 5-4 against schedule #104; three of Explorers’ five wins are by exactly four points. LaSalle is also struggling on arc, shooting 28.3%. A-14 home favorites are 15-14 vs spread; CAA road underdogs are 5-9.

                Northern Iowa hasn’t played in eight days since OT win at home over UNLV; Panthers are 6-2 vs schedule #30- their only two losses are to North Carolina/Villanova. Panthers have three top 100 wins, two of which were on neutral floor. Tex-Arlington is 7-1 vs schedule #250; they’re the most experienced team in country. Mavericks’ only loss was by 1 at Alabama- they’ve got wins at BYU/Niagara. Arlington won three of four games decided by five or less points. MVC home favorites are 14-4 vs spread; Sun Belt road underdogs are 11-9.

                Iowa State won three of last four games with Iowa; Cyclones lost by 14 in Iowa City LY. Iowa lost five of its last six games; McCaffery is hinting at lineup changes. Hawkeyes are 0-2 on road, losing by 24 at Va Tech, 13 at Indiana- they also lost first two Big 14 games, losing at home to Penn State. Cyclones won last five games after an 0-2 start; their only top 100 win was over Boise State by 11 in finals of Myrtle Beach tourney. Iowa is #335 experience team that has only one top 300 win. Big X home favorites are 16-8 vs spread; Big 14 road underdogs 1-6.

                Elon won its last 12 games with former league rival NC-Greensboro; teams didn’t play last year. Elon is #32 experience team that is 4-3 against schedule #203, with three wins in OT games- they’re 0-3 on road. losing by 29-1-9 points. UNCG is 3-3 vs D-I teams; they won last game in triple OT at Liberty Saturday. Spartans are 4-3 vs schedule #196; they’re forcing turnovers 23.8% of time (#26). SoCon home favorites are 5-3 vs spread; CAA road underdogs are 5-9. Last 2+ years, SoCon teams are 10-4 vs spread when playing a CAA opponent.

                Eastern Washington won its last three games vs San Francisco, by 4-5-6 points; Eagles won 81-77 here two years ago. USF is 4-3 vs schedule #271; they’re 3-1 vs teams outside the top 200, with wins by 12-13-2 points- they just beat Central Arkansas team that hammered Cal Bears last nite. EWU lost four of its last five games; they’re 1-4 on road, but the win was at Stanford. WCC home favorites are 7-11 vs spread; Big Sky underdogs are 21-27 away from home. Last year+, Big Sky teams are 12-9-1 vs spread when playing a WCC opponent.

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                • NCAAB

                  Thursday, December 7


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                  Trend Report
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                  VALPARAISO @ PURDUE
                  Valparaiso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
                  The total has gone OVER in 6 of Valparaiso's last 7 games on the road
                  Purdue is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Valparaiso
                  Purdue is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Valparaiso

                  NJIT @ RUTGERS
                  Rutgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing NJIT
                  Rutgers is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home

                  OHIO @ MARYLAND
                  The total has gone OVER in 7 of Ohio's last 9 games on the road
                  Maryland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
                  Maryland is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games

                  DREXEL @ LA SALLE
                  Drexel is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
                  Drexel is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing La Salle
                  La Salle is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Drexel
                  The total has gone UNDER in 4 of La Salle's last 5 games

                  QUINNIPIAC @ HARTFORD
                  Quinnipiac is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Hartford
                  Quinnipiac is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Hartford


                  STONY BROOK @ COLUMBIA
                  The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Columbia's last 10 games at home
                  Columbia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Stony Brook

                  ELON @ UNC GREENSBORO
                  Elon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing UNC Greensboro
                  Elon is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against UNC Greensboro
                  UNC Greensboro is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
                  UNC Greensboro is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games

                  IOWA @ IOWA STATE
                  The total has gone OVER in 8 of Iowa's last 9 games when playing Iowa State
                  Iowa is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Iowa State
                  Iowa State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Iowa
                  Iowa State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

                  TEXAS-ARLINGTON @ NORTHERN IOWA
                  Texas-Arlington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
                  The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas-Arlington's last 5 games on the road
                  Northern Iowa is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
                  Northern Iowa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

                  HOWARD @ GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
                  Georgetown University is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
                  Georgetown University is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

                  EASTERN WASHINGTON @ SAN FRANCISCO
                  Eastern Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
                  Eastern Washington is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
                  San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
                  San Francisco is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

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                  • Preview: Crusaders (8-0) at Boilermakers (8-2)
                    Date: December 07, 2017 6:30 PM EDT


                    It will be seven years to the day since Purdue and Valparaiso last met on the hardwood. On Dec. 7, 2010, the Boilermakers went on the road and defeated the Crusaders 76-58.

                    On Thursday, the two renew their in-state rivalry when the Crusaders travel 90 miles to West Lafayette to take on the No. 21 Boilermakers at Mackey Arena.

                    Valparaiso (8-0) has had a week to prepare. In their last game, the Crusaders defeated Utah State 72-65 behind Tevonn Walker's 25 points and nine rebounds.

                    "The story of the game was on the defensive end," Valparaiso coach Matt Lottich told the Northwest Times of Indiana. "Overall, I was pleased with the effort. It just took us a while, I don't know that we ever really found a rhythm on the offensive end, but defensively I thought we were locked in all night."

                    Defense will be the key if Valpo wants to end the trend against the Boilermakers.

                    Purdue is 15-1 all-time against Valparaiso and has won 10 straight in the series. But this year's edition might be the best Crusaders team the Boilermakers will have played.

                    After 10 years in the Horizon League, the Crusaders are making their mark on defense in the first year in the Missouri Valley Conference.

                    They're a team that will "give you fits," Purdue coach Matt Painter told reporters.

                    Purdue has reeled off four straight wins, having defeated Arizona, Louisville, Maryland and Northwestern. Painter's squad is getting the job done in all facets of the game.

                    Four Purdue players are averaging at least 13.5 points, led by Carsen Edwards with 16.3.

                    Isaac Haas, at 7 feet 2, usually has a size advantage. He is shooting almost 63 percent from the field as he averages 15.7 points per game.

                    Matt Haarms, a 7-3 freshman, is giving the Boilermakers solid minutes off the bench.

                    The Crusaders have their own pair of 7-footers, although neither boasts nearly the amount of experience that Haas brings to the table.

                    Jaume Sorolla is a 7-foot sophomore from Spain who averages 6.0 points and 3.7 rebounds. Derrik Smits, the 7-2 son of longtime Indiana Pacers center Rik Smits, is averaging 7.4 and 4.4.

                    The Boilermakers haven't had as much time as the Crusaders to prepare. Purdue opened its Big Ten season with close wins over Maryland and Sunday against Northwestern.

                    Haas put up 47 points, 14 boards and four blocks in those two games.

                    Northwestern tried to guard him without rotating any help, and Haas' eyes lit up.

                    "I'm thinking, it's time to eat," he told the Lafayette (Ind.) Journal & Courier after scoring a career-high 26 points.

                    And the game plan, similar to last season when Haas and Caleb Swanigan patrolled the paint, is to make sure the big men get enough touches to do some damage.

                    "Especially last year, it wasn't fully dependent on Biggie (Swanigan), but those late clock, late-game plays, we kind of always went to him and hoped he'd give us a basket," Purdue guard Ryan Cline said. "But Isaac has obviously been stepping up.

                    "He's taught whenever he's one-on-one he's got to score the ball, and that's exactly what he did" against Northwestern.

                    He will be tested by the Crusaders' defense, which was ranked second in the nation at the beginning of the week in field-goal percentage allowed (34.3 percent), trailing only Michigan State.

                    The trip to Purdue is the first of six road games for the Crusaders, who will not play a home game for 32 days.

                    "Scheduling has always been difficult," Lottich told the Lafayette newspaper. "We like it on the road. We're 'Road Warriors.' We like our backs against the wall. We're going to take it as a challenge.

                    "Yes, it's not ideal, but the reality is we can't really control the schedule we put together. No excuses."

                    Comment


                    • THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7
                      GAME TIME(ET) PICK UNITS


                      VALP at PUR 06:30 PM
                      VALP +15.5

                      DREX at LAS 07:00 PM
                      DREX +10.5
                      O 141.5

                      OHIO at MD 07:00 PM
                      OHIO +15.0

                      NJIT at RUTG 07:00 PM
                      RUTG -15.5
                      O 128.5

                      ELON at UNCG 07:00 PM
                      O 141.5

                      IOWA at ISU 08:00 PM
                      ISU -6.5
                      O 153.0

                      UTA at UNI 08:00 PM
                      UTA +4.5

                      HOW at GTWN 08:30 PM
                      GTWN -21.5

                      EWU at SF 10:00 PM
                      O 142.0

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                      • No. 21 Purdue dominates Valparaiso 80-50
                        December 7, 2017


                        WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Vincent Edwards scored 15 points, Carson Edwards finished with 10 points, and No. 21 Purdue dominated Valparaiso 80-50 on Thursday night.

                        With 8 minutes remaining in the first half, the Boilermakers held a 15-12 lead when Carsen Edwards' fastbreak layup ignited a 21-4 run over the rest of the half.

                        Purdue (9-2) used aggressive defense and fast-paced offense, to force 11 turnovers in the first half that resulted in 11 points for the Boilermakers. Isaac Haas finished with 10 points for Purdue.

                        Joe Burton led the Crusaders (8-1) with 19 points.

                        The Boilermakers opened the second half with an 8-2 run and led by as many as 32 points during the final 20 minutes.

                        Purdue shot 45 percent (28 of 62) with 16 of its 28 field goals coming by way of an assist.

                        Valparaiso shot 33 percent (20 of 60). The Crusaders remain winless at Purdue and hold a 2-15 record all-time against the Boilermakers.

                        ONE MORE WIN

                        Purdue coach Matt Painter is one win from notching the 300th of his career. The Purdue alum will have an opportunity this weekend to get the milestone win at home inside Mackey Arena, where the Boilermakers have won 13 straight games.

                        BIG PICTURE

                        The Boilermakers took care of each of their early Big Ten Conference opponents last week. Purdue has four more non-conference opponents before continuing Big Ten play, including a matchup with Butler in the annual Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Dec. 16.

                        UP NEXT

                        Purdue hosts IUPUI on Sunday.

                        Valparaiso visits Ball State on Saturday.

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                        • December CBB Best Bets and Opinions ( Based on 5 units )

                          DATE W-L-T % UNITS RECORD

                          12/07/2017 6-6-0 50.00% -3.00
                          12/06/2017 22-20-1 52,38% +00.00
                          12/05/2017 16-11-0 59.25% +19.50
                          12/04/2017 6-5-0 54.54% +2.50
                          12/03/2017 10-9-1 52.63% +0.50
                          12/02/2017 17-9-0 65.38% +35.50
                          12/01/2017 11-7-0 61.11% +16.50

                          Totals..........88 - 67....56.77%......+71.50


                          BEST BETS:

                          DATE................................ATS........... .................UNITS............................ O/U...........................UNITS

                          12/07/2017......................2 - 4..........................-12.00...............................2 - 1.......................+4.50
                          12/06/2017....................11 -7 - 2.....................+16.50...................... ........9 - 12......................-21.00
                          12/05/2017......................6 - 5...........................+2.50................. ............9 - 7.......................+6.50
                          12/04/2017......................5 - 3...........................+8.50................. ...........0 - 0 .......................+0.00
                          12/03/2017......................4 - 6...........................-13.00............................0 - 0 - 1...................+0.00
                          12/02/2017.....................15 - 7.........................+36.50.................. .........1 - 2..........................-6.00
                          12/01/2017......................1 - 4...........................-17.00............................3 - 2.........................+4.00

                          Totals.........................44 - 36 - 2........................+22.00................. . ....... 24 - 24.....................-12.00

                          Comment


                          • Armadillo: Friday's six-pack

                            Odds to win the college basketball national title in April:

                            16-1: Florida, Wichita State

                            14-1: Kentucky, Villanova

                            12-1: Kansas

                            11-1: Arizona

                            9-2: Michigan State

                            5-2: Duke

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                            • NCAAB
                              Dunkel

                              Friday, December 8


                              I'll add TCU/Nevada as soon as it's available.

                              Air Force @ Cal Riverside

                              Game 517-518
                              December 8, 2017 @ 10:00 pm

                              Dunkel Rating:
                              Air Force
                              47.642
                              Cal Riverside
                              48.823
                              Dunkel Team:
                              Dunkel Line:
                              Dunkel Total:
                              Cal Riverside
                              by 1
                              127
                              Vegas Team:
                              Vegas Line:
                              Vegas Total:
                              Air Force
                              by 2
                              133
                              Dunkel Pick:
                              Cal Riverside
                              (+2); Under

                              Colorado State @ Oregon


                              Game 519-520
                              December 8, 2017 @ 10:00 pm

                              Dunkel Rating:
                              Colorado State
                              56.452
                              Oregon
                              66.591
                              Dunkel Team:
                              Dunkel Line:
                              Dunkel Total:
                              Oregon
                              by 10
                              149
                              Vegas Team:
                              Vegas Line:
                              Vegas Total:
                              Oregon
                              by 14 1/2
                              146 1/2
                              Dunkel Pick:
                              Colorado State
                              (+14 1/2); Over

                              St John's @ Arizona State


                              Game 521-522
                              December 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

                              Dunkel Rating:
                              St John's
                              62.756
                              Arizona State
                              70.669
                              Dunkel Team:
                              Dunkel Line:
                              Dunkel Total:
                              Arizona State
                              by 8
                              150
                              Vegas Team:
                              Vegas Line:
                              Vegas Total:
                              Arizona State
                              by 4 1/2
                              161
                              Dunkel Pick:
                              Arizona State
                              (-4 1/2); Under

                              Oklahoma @ USC


                              Game 523-524
                              December 8, 2017 @ 10:30 pm

                              Dunkel Rating:
                              Oklahoma
                              68.792
                              USC
                              72.457
                              Dunkel Team:
                              Dunkel Line:
                              Dunkel Total:
                              USC
                              by 3 1/2
                              172
                              Vegas Team:
                              Vegas Line:
                              Vegas Total:
                              USC
                              by 1
                              165
                              Dunkel Pick:
                              USC
                              (-1); Over

                              LA-Monroe @ Jacksonville St


                              Game 527-528
                              December 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

                              Dunkel Rating:
                              LA-Monroe
                              47.865
                              Jacksonville St
                              54.397
                              Dunkel Team:
                              Dunkel Line:
                              Dunkel Total:
                              Jacksonville St
                              by 6 1/2
                              129
                              Vegas Team:
                              Vegas Line:
                              Vegas Total:
                              Jacksonville St
                              by 10 1/2
                              134 1/2
                              Dunkel Pick:
                              LA-Monroe
                              (+10 1/2); Under

                              Comment


                              • NCAAB
                                Long Sheet

                                Friday, December 8


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                                AIR FORCE (5 - 4) at UC-RIVERSIDE (2 - 6) - 12/8/2017, 10:00 PM
                                Top Trends for this game.
                                AIR FORCE is 44-25 ATS (+16.5 Units) in December games since 1997.
                                AIR FORCE is 55-35 ATS (+16.5 Units) in road games after a non-conference game since 1997.
                                AIR FORCE is 85-58 ATS (+21.2 Units) in non-conference games since 1997.
                                UC-RIVERSIDE is 21-35 ATS (-17.5 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
                                UC-RIVERSIDE is 21-35 ATS (-17.5 Units) in all lined games over the last 3 seasons.
                                UC-RIVERSIDE is 6-17 ATS (-12.7 Units) in all home games over the last 3 seasons.
                                UC-RIVERSIDE is 6-17 ATS (-12.7 Units) in home lined games over the last 3 seasons.
                                UC-RIVERSIDE is 2-11 ATS (-10.1 Units) against Mountain West conference opponents since 1997.
                                UC-RIVERSIDE is 3-11 ATS (-9.1 Units) in non-conference games over the last 2 seasons.
                                UC-RIVERSIDE is 1-8 ATS (-7.8 Units) after 3 or more consecutive losses over the last 2 seasons.

                                Head-to-Head Series History
                                There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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                                COLORADO ST (4 - 5) at OREGON (5 - 3) - 12/8/2017, 10:00 PM
                                Top Trends for this game.
                                COLORADO ST is 121-155 ATS (-49.5 Units) as an underdog since 1997.
                                COLORADO ST is 164-204 ATS (-60.4 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.
                                OREGON is 46-31 ATS (+11.9 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
                                OREGON is 46-31 ATS (+11.9 Units) in all lined games over the last 3 seasons.
                                OREGON is 23-11 ATS (+10.9 Units) in all home games over the last 3 seasons.
                                OREGON is 23-11 ATS (+10.9 Units) in home lined games over the last 3 seasons.

                                Head-to-Head Series History
                                There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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                                ST JOHNS (8 - 1) vs. ARIZONA ST (7 - 0) - 12/8/2017, 8:00 PM
                                Top Trends for this game.
                                ST JOHNS is 10-23 ATS (-15.3 Units) on Friday nights since 1997.
                                ARIZONA ST is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) in all games this season.
                                ARIZONA ST is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) in all lined games this season.
                                ARIZONA ST is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) after a non-conference game this season.
                                ARIZONA ST is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) in non-conference games this season.
                                ARIZONA ST is 11-24 ATS (-15.4 Units) in road games in December games since 1997.

                                Head-to-Head Series History
                                There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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                                OKLAHOMA (6 - 1) vs. USC (4 - 2) - 12/8/2017, 10:30 PM
                                Top Trends for this game.
                                OKLAHOMA is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) on Friday nights over the last 3 seasons.
                                USC is 23-12 ATS (+9.8 Units) in non-conference games over the last 3 seasons.

                                Head-to-Head Series History
                                There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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                                TCU (9 - 0) vs. NEVADA (8 - 1) - 12/8/2017, 1:00 AM
                                Top Trends for this game.
                                TCU is 169-221 ATS (-74.1 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.
                                NEVADA is 7-1 ATS (+5.9 Units) in all games this season.
                                NEVADA is 7-1 ATS (+5.9 Units) in all lined games this season.
                                NEVADA is 7-1 ATS (+5.9 Units) after a non-conference game this season.
                                NEVADA is 7-1 ATS (+5.9 Units) in non-conference games this season.
                                NEVADA is 19-5 ATS (+13.5 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
                                TCU is 17-8 ATS (+8.2 Units) after a non-conference game over the last 2 seasons.

                                Head-to-Head Series History
                                There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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                                LA-MONROE (3 - 4) at JACKSONVILLE ST (6 - 2) - 12/8/2017, 8:00 PM
                                Top Trends for this game.
                                JACKSONVILLE ST is 26-43 ATS (-21.3 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a losing record since 1997.

                                Head-to-Head Series History
                                LA-MONROE is 1-0 against the spread versus JACKSONVILLE ST over the last 3 seasons
                                LA-MONROE is 1-0 straight up against JACKSONVILLE ST over the last 3 seasons
                                1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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