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College Basketball Betting Podcast 1-3-2017 with Sportsmemo Handicapper Rob Veno

01.03.2017     11:19 AM     Printer Friendly
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Tuesday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicapper Rob Veno. Rob and host Andrew Lange broke down tonight's college basketball slate.

Today's segments
Rob Veno - College Basketball

To listen to past shows, be sure to visit our Sportsmemo Podcast Homepage.

ITunes users can subscribe to the show by searching "Sportsmemo" in the podcast directory.




Tags: College Basketball Rob Veno Andrew Lange




College Basketball Betting Free Play: Arizona Wildcats at California Golden Bears

12.30.2016     08:49 AM     Andrew Lange     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Andrew Lange

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Arizona at California -2.5 O/U 129
Recommendation: Under


Because of injuries and lack of depth, Arizona has been forced to slow down its tempo this season. Sean Miller even admitted that he's had his team walk the ball up the floor to essentially shorten the game and preserve his players. The Cats do get a boost with the return of Parker Jackson-Cartwright tonight but he'll be limited in terms of minutes and effectiveness. We have a pretty barometer of what to expect from Arizona's offense. The Wildcats faced Michigan State, Butler, Gonzaga and Texas A&M and netted between 62-67 points with all four games 68 possessions or lower. In only one of those games did Arizona top a point per possession. And note that none of those were "true" road games. Tonight's game is and you can make a strong argument California's defense is better than anyone Arizona has faced thus far. All but three of the Golden Bears' opponents this year have been held to below 0.90 ppp. San Diego State was the only team to top a point per possession and did so in large part because of a 31 trips to the free throw line. The Aztecs shot only 37%. And don't sleep on Read more



Tags: College Basketball Arizona Wildcats California Golden Bears Andrew Lange




College Basketball Betting Free Play: Pepperdine Waves at Gonzaga Bulldogs

12.29.2016     09:16 AM     Andrew Lange     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Andrew Lange

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Pepperdine at Gonzaga -26 O/U 145.5
Recommendation: Over


Pepperdine has played some pretty good offenses this season and in nearly every instance, said offenses had their way with the Waves. Due in large part to a few key injuries, Pepperdine has lost seven straight and during that span allowed 84.8 ppg. A turnaround doesn't look likely this evening as they head to Spokane to take on Gonzaga who owns the 15th-rank offensive efficiency in the country. And when given the chance, the Zags are running more this season with 70 or more possessions in eight games including 82 in last week's 102-65 win over South Dakota. Most of Pepperdine's game have been fairly fast in large part because of playing from behind. And despite being short-handed, the Waves have netted 63 points or more in every game. Getting to 60 is far from a guarantee tonight as Gonzaga counters with some of the best defensive numbers in the country (0.91 ppp allowed). What's likely needed is a margin and based on the pointspread (Gonzaga -26) the second half should feature plenty of garbage time. The Zags with a good shot at hitting 90 tonight which puts the over in play.




Tags: College Basketball Pepperdine Waves Gonzaga Bulldogs Andrew Lange




College Basketball Betting Free Play: UL-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns at Georgia Bulldogs

12.14.2016     08:43 AM     Andrew Lange     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Andrew Lange

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UL-Lafayette at Georgia -9.5 O/U 152.5
Recommendation: Over


UL-Lafayette is one of the more talented mid-major teams in the country offensively led by the trio of Bryce Washington (15.3 ppg), Frank Bartley (19.1 ppg) and Jay Wright (14.5 ppg). And what I like best about the Ragin Cajuns is most of their point production comes from 2-pointers and the free throw line. When mid-major teams that rely heavily on the three-point shot go on the road to face power conference competition, the offense is vulnerable to struggles. Head coach Bob Marlin's attacking style is proven capable against a better class of opponents. Last season against Miami (FL), Alabama, and UCLA, ULL scored 77, 93, and 80 respectively. To open up 2016, they had difficulty knocking down shots at Minnesota but still posted 74 points thanks to a fast pace and 30 free throw attempts. From a totals perspective, Georgia has always been tough to figure under Mark Fox. Some games the Bulldogs will run up and down and score while others are low scoring fist fights. Earlier this season they faced UNC Asheville and Furman; two somewhat similar teams pace and ability wise. Against Asheville, UGA Read more



Tags: College Basketball UL-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Georgia Bulldogs Andrew Lange




College Basketball Betting Free Play: Missouri State Bears at Southeast Missouri Redhawks

12.07.2016     08:51 AM     Andrew Lange     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Andrew Lange

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Missouri State -9 at Southeast Missouri O/U 144.5
Recommendation: Over


Southeast Missouri is your typical up-tempo, no defense low mid-major. The Redhawks appear a bit improved over last season's 5-24 disaster with three wins already over DI competition. Of 2015's 27 games against DI teams, on only seven occasions did SEMO net better than a point per possession. This season, they've done in four times and have a shot to do it again on their home floor this evening. Missouri State is another team that looks much improved on the offensive end. They hung 96 against Alabama A&M and 91 against Jacksonville State to kick off the season. Not exactly stiff competition but SEMO isn't either as the Redhawks rank near the bottom nationally in a number of defensive categories. The Bears saw more resistance in their last three games against DePaul, North Dakota State and Air Force but still averaged a respectable 67.7 ppg with all three games at 68 possessions or less. There's also an injury to be aware with Missouri State's Obediah Church unlikely to play due to an bum knee. He's a strong "under" player with limited offensive ability and a big Read more



Tags: College Basketball Missouri State Bears Southeast Missouri Redhawks Andrew Lange




College Basketball Betting Podcast 12-6-2016 with Sportsmemo Handicapper Rob Veno

12.06.2016     10:08 AM     Printer Friendly
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Tuesday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicapper Rob Veno. Rob and host Andrew Lange broke down a few of tonight's college basketball games.

Today's segments
Rob Veno - College Basketball

To listen to past shows, be sure to visit our Sportsmemo Podcast Homepage.

ITunes users can subscribe to the show by searching "Sportsmemo" in the podcast directory.




Tags: College Basketball Rob Veno Andrew Lange




College Basketball Betting Free Play: Texas Longhorns at Michigan Wolverines

12.06.2016     06:55 AM     Otto Sports     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Otto Sports

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Texas at Michigan -11 O/U 130
Recommendation: Michigan


Not an ideal matchup for the Texas Longhorns as they travel to Ann Arbor to face Michigan tonight. These two squads hooked up last season in the Bahamas with the Wolverines winning 78-72. UT's starting lineup in the game featured four seniors and junior -- all of which are no longer on the team. This year's edition is littered with underclassmen who will likely struggle against Michigan's methodical brand of basketball. We've already witnessed multiple instances of UT's youth being exposed. Against veteran and fundamentally sound teams Northwestern, Colorado, and UT-Arlington, the Longhorns lost by margins of 19, 14, and 11. Those three squads, who aren't overly athletic, outrebounded Texas by a combined margin of 122-98. Texas fired back last Friday with a 77-68 win over Alabama; a game that was deadlocked heading into the final five minutes before UT pulled away. With such a young squad, one that has struggled on the offensive end (27% 3-pt, 65% FT), forcing turnovers and thus creating high percentage looks would go a long way. In those four games, the turnover battle was nearly dead even. Now Read more



Tags: College Basketball Texas Longhorns Michigan State Wolverines OTTO Sports




College Basketball Betting Free Play: Oregon State Beavers at Mississippi State Bulldogs

12.01.2016     08:46 AM     Printer Friendly
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Oregon State at Mississippi State -8 O/U 130.5
Recommendation: Under


Points could be at a premium tonight in Starkville as Oregon State and Mississippi State will each be without their top offensive weapons. Tres Tinkle is the only player on the Beavers with an offensive rating north of 100. He's out indefinitely with a wrist injury. Even with Tinkle on the floor, OSU's offense has been a mess with one of the nation's highest turnover rates (25.8%), lowest three-point percentages (26.4%), and less than a point per possession despite an ultra-soft schedule. Center Drew Eubanks now becomes Oregon State's top option as evident by the 21 shots he took in Monday's win over NAIA Southern Oregon. Two years ago, Oregon State was able to compete by slowing down the tempo and playing various zone defenses. I expect that head coach Wayne Tinkle will attempt to shorten games moving forward due to the lack of weapons and experience. Mississippi State played a bunch of high scoring affairs early on thanks to Quinndary Weatherspoon's 18.8 ppg. He's missed the last two games and the Bulldogs netted only 73 points on 74 possessions vs. Lehigh and 65 points on 66 Read more



Tags: College Basketball Oregon State Beavers Mississippi State Bulldogs Andrew Lange




College Basketball Betting Free Play: North Carolina Tar Heels at Indiana Hoosiers

11.30.2016     07:06 AM     Otto Sports     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Otto Sports

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North Carolina at Indiana +4 O/U 163
Recommendation: Indiana


With James Blackmon upgraded to probable and NCAA Tournament revenge in effect, I'll take a look at supporting Indiana as a home underdog against North Carolina this evening. The Hoosiers aren't without deficiencies, most notably on the defensive end. A big key to tonight's game is how Indiana handles UNC on the interior. If Thomas Bryant gets into foul trouble, it really puts pressure on the Hoosiers' offense to perform at an ultra-high level. North Carolina looked impressive in its run to the Maui Invitational title. They however had a rather easy path by drawing Chaminade in the first round, and undersized Oklahoma State team in the semifinals and offensively challenged Wisconsin in the title game. Loaded with athletes and depth (no player is currently averaging more than 30 minutes per game) it was the perfect set up and they obviously took advantage. Now, UNC must go on the road to face a top-tier offense at a very tough venue. Last season, in their only two non-conference road games, North Carolina lost outright to Northern Iowa and Texas. In last year's tournament, the Tar Heels Read more



Tags: College Basketball North Carolina Tar Heels Indiana Hoosiers OTTO Sports




College Basketball Betting Free Play: Muray State Racers at Southern Illinois Salukis

11.29.2016     07:33 AM     Andrew Lange     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Andrew Lange

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Murray State at Southern Illinois -3 O/U 146.5
Recommendation: Over


Two years ago, Murray State boasted one of most efficient offenses in the country thanks to a host of veterans and point guard Cameron Payne who is currently in the NBA. The Racers played an up-tempo game and routinely produced 80+ points against comparable competition. Following the departure of the aforementioned talent and head coach Steve Prohm, Murray suffered through a rebuilding year where they finished 17-14. New head coach Matt McMahon was forced to adjust the team's philosophers, most notably a much slower offense. Through six games, it looks as if the Racers have returned to a faster brand of basketball as their offensive possessions are over two seconds faster compared to last season. It's resulted in a number of high scoring games: 143, 168, 170, 159, 155, and 145. Southern Illinois head coach Barry Hinson has been vocal about his guard-heavy team playing at a faster clip this season. The Salukis ran up and down against Wright State, Arkansas, and SIU Edwardsville but head into tonight have played back-to-back lower scoring games against Mount St. Mary's and Minnesota. Read more



Tags: College Basketball Murray State Racers Southern Illinois Salukis Andrew Lange



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