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College Basketball Free Betting Pick: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

03.11.2016     11:08 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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Notre Dame vs. North Carolina -7 O/U 158.5
Recommendation: Over


Roy Williams always wants his team to play fast, and in neutral court settings, Williams has been an Over machine: 20-7 to the Over in the Tar Heels last 27 neutral site games.  North Carolina really pushed the pace yesterday against Pitt, hanging 88 points on the generally slower paced Panthers.  Perhaps most importantly, North Carolina’s struggling three point shooters – Marcus Paige and Joel Berry – both hit multiple three pointers, enjoying the friendly Verizon Center court.

When these two teams played in the ACC Tournament Championship Game last year, we saw a truly wild shootout, with the Irish winning 90-82.  The old joke about Roy Williams having a tee time set for the Saturday of the ACC tournament – a coach who historically has placed much more importance on the Big Dance than the conference tourney – simply isn’t the case this year.  North Carolina has something to prove and something to gain in this year’s tourney; not a throwaway game for the Tar Heels by any stretch of the imagination this time Read more



Tags: College Basketball Notre Dame Fighting Irish North Carolina Tar Heels Teddy Covers




College Basketball Betting: Notre Dame seeks better defensive effort

01.07.2016     07:07 AM     Printer Friendly
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Skim through the defensive numbers of Ken Pom's top 50 and you don't see many teams allowing over a point per possession. In fact, only three hold the dubious honor, the worst of which Notre Dame. The Irish are surrendering 1.03 ppp which ranks 196th nationally. Last time out, Notre Dame allowed 77 points on only 58 possessions in a loss at Virginia. No better time than tonight to post a strong defensive effort with Boston College on the slate. The Eagles rank 298th in offensive efficiency.


“We need to raise it on the defensive end,” said junior guard Demetrius Jackson. “It's attention to detail. It's defense as a whole that we've got to get better at and use our abilities, our length and just be better on that end.”

“We've got to go out there and play defense as five, gotta play with more heart, just gotta play harder,” Colson said. “It was a huge reality-check.”






Tags: College Basketball Notre Dame Fighting Irish Boston College Eagles




Fiesta Bowl Betting Preview: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Ohio State Buckeyes

12.30.2015     09:16 AM     Rob Veno     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Rob Veno

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Fiesta Bowl - Glendale, AZ
Notre Dame vs. Ohio State
Friday, Janaury 1, 10 am PT - ESPN
CRIS Opener:
Ohio State -6.5 O/U 54
CRIS Current: Ohio State -6 O/U 56.5
Recommendation: Notre Dame

From tradition, competitive and ability standpoints, this is a terrific draw for the Fiesta Bowl. My power ratings suggest that these are two of the top eight teams in the nation so of the 38 non-playoff Bowls, it’s as close to a CFB Playoff caliber game as there is on the schedule. The game does not feature any real situational angle but you could make a small case that Notre Dame has a motivational advantage since the Buckeyes are a bit disappointed to not be in the four team playoff. However, this New Year’s Day stage and this opponent likely negate that. Fundamental matchups should determine the best way to play this one so let’s take a look at a couple keys.

It’s been a tough month for Ohio State which has seen some personnel losses due to injury and off field issues. A team imposed suspension will cost them starting sr. DT Adolphus Washington and combined with the injury Read more



Tags: College Football Notre Dame Fighting Irish Ohio State Buckeyes Big Ten Rob Veno




AAC Championship Betting Preview: Temple Owls at Houston Cougars

12.04.2015     10:52 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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Temple at Houston
Saturday, 9 am PT - ABC
CRIS Opener:
Houston -6.5 O/U 57
CRIS Current: Houston -5.5 O/U 54.5
Recommendation: Temple

Houston played a near perfect game last Friday against Navy; executing brilliantly on both sides of the football.  QB Greg Ward, who had been banged up, on the field for only a single series the previous week in a loss at UConn, played the game of his life.  Houston converted on 16 of their 19 third down tries, while going 2-for-2 on fourth down, thanks to one perfectly placed pass after the next from the junior converted wide receiver.  Ward finished the game 26-for-35 for 308 yards and three touchdowns, and he scampered for 83 more yards on the ground.  The Cougars didn’t commit a single turnover and they scored touchdowns on seven of their nine possessions.

That ain’t gonna happen this week; not against Temple’s stout stop unit.  Navy’s effort was there last week, but their talent level, team speed and execution were not.  Temple has no issues whatsoever in any of those three areas.  The Owls have a Read more



Tags: College Football Temple Owls Houston Astros AAC Teddy Covers




College Football Betting Preview: USC Trojans at Notre Dame Fighting Irish

10.14.2015     10:44 AM     ICC     Printer Friendly
Submitted by ICC

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USC at Notre Dame
Saturday, 4:30 pm PT - NBC
CRIS Opener:
Notre Dame -4 O/U 61
CRIS Current: Notre Dame -6.5 O/U 60.5
Recommendation: Over

The USC Trojans will be looking to take the first step in turning the page on the Steve Sarkisian era as they travel to South Bend to face Notre Dame in this annual rivalry battle. USC fired Sarkisian this past week and stepping in for the second time as interim head coach will be Clay Helton who did the same when Ed Orgeron left the team after the 2013 regular season. From multiple accounts, the players have shown positive support for Helton moving forward. Kenny Bigelow: "We have a lot of older guys here now that are able and old enough and mature enough to step up and get everybody rallied behind Coach Helton as we go forward." Connor Spears: "We all kind of know what we have to do, and I think Helton's going to do a tremendous job of keeping us in line and making sure we perform."

USC’s last game was an ugly 17-12 loss to Washington last Thursday night as double-digit favorites. It’s unclear just how Read more



Tags: College Football USC Trojans PAC-12 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Ian Cameron




College Football Betting Preview: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Clemson Tigers

10.06.2015     08:14 AM     Otto Sports     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Otto Sports

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Georgia Tech at Clemson
Saturday, 12:30 pm PT - ESPN2
CRIS Opener:
Clemson -8.5 O/U 56.5
CRIS Current: Clemson -6.5 O/U 54.5
Recommendation: Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech's season is heading in the wrong direction after three straight losses including last week's meltdown against North Carolina. There are concerns for the Yellow Jackets on both sides of the football. With a shaky offensive line and limited playmakers, Tech produced a pedestrian 4.6 yards per play against Notre Dame, Duke, and North Carolina. And on the flip side, the defense allowed 6.4 ypp during that span. Perhaps the most glaring stat, one that Tech has thrived at under Paul Johnson, is third down conversions. The offense is built to be put in 3rd and short situations where it can pick up easy first downs and thus control the clock. Last season, the Yellow Jackets converted on 58% of their third downs which was the best mark in the country by over 5%. This season they are at 35% and an even worse 28% against the aforementioned three teams. That speaks volumes about Tech's lack of offensive weaponry.

Clemson (4-0) meanwhile is Read more



Tags: College Football Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Clemson Tigers ACC OTTO Sports




College Football Betting Preview: Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Clemson Tigers

10.01.2015     07:48 AM     Rob Veno     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Rob Veno

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Notre Dame at Clemson
Saturday, 5 pm PT - ABC
CRIS Opener:
Clemson -1.5 O/U 53
CRIS Current: Clemson pk O/U 54
Recommendation: Clemson

It’s possible that bad weather could take center stage and be the dominant factor in many games along the East Coast this weekend. Current projections call for four consecutive days of rain and varying wind conditions from site to site. Here in Clemson, South Carolina the expected weather concern is rain only but with four straight days of wet weather on Memorial Stadium’s grass surface, you have to handicap how that helps or hinders the fundamentals. Situationally this is a nice spot for Clemson which had two full weeks to prepare for the Fighting Irish but Notre Dame is far more battle tested with their opponent’ average power rating being over 9.5 points stronger than Clemson’s. This game could have major College Football Playoff implications especially for Clemson since this is one of what looks to be two remaining games versus top 15-type teams. With situational angles signaling an advantage to the home team Tigers, let’s look at the Read more



Tags: College Football Notre Dame Fighting Irish Clemson Tigers ACC Rob Veno




College Football Betting Preview: Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Virginia Cavaliers

09.08.2015     02:34 PM     ICC     Printer Friendly
Submitted by ICC

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Notre Dame at Virginia
Saturday, 12:30 pm PT - ABC
CRIS Opener:
Notre Dame -10 O/U 51.5
CRIS Current: Notre Dame -11.5 O/U 47.5
Recommendation: Virginia

There is not much to dislike about Notre Dame’s impressive 38-3 romp over the Texas Longhorns last week. For starters, they outgained the Longhorns by a stunning 527-163 margin. Quarterback Malik Zaire was terrific completing 19-for-22 passes for 313 yards with 3 TDs and no picks and the ground attack led by C.J. Prosise and Josh Adams combined for 147 yards and 5.88 yards per carry. It was dominance on both sides of the line of scrimmage for Notre Dame who allowed just 60 rushing yards at a paltry 2.1 yards per carry clip and yielded barely over 100 yards passing amazing when you consider UT was playing the entire game from behind. However, as a result, we appear to be laying a tax with the Irish to go along with the early market support.

Virginia didn’t play its best in a 34-16 loss at UCLA but it is never an easy travel/scheduling situation Read more



Tags: College Football Notre Dame Fighting Irish Virginia Cavaliers ACC Ian Cameron




College Football Betting Preview: Texas Longhorns at Notre Dame Fighting Irish

09.04.2015     10:14 AM     Otto Sports     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Otto Sports

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Texas at Notre Dame
Saturday, 4:30 pm - NBC
CRIS Opener:
Notre Dame -8.5 O/U 54.5
CRIS Current: Notre Dame -9 O/U 49
Recommendation: Under

The theme of the entire offseason for Texas was the adoption of a new "up-tempo" system. This after the Longhorns averaged 337.3 ypg of total offense in 2014. It's a logical choice considering the current climate of college football and the Big XII in particular but not every move to up-tempo yields instant results like what we witnessed with TCU. Initial reports suggest that the Longhorns aren't really changing the playbook but rather attempting to play at a faster pace. Either way, expect some early season growing pains. And it's not just the offense you worry about. Typically when teams decide more plays and possessions is the route to go, the defense tends to suffer. And defense was the sole reason why Texas was halfway competitive last season.

It was a tale of two seasons for Notre Dame's defense last season. Aided by health, depth, and a favorable slate in terms of opponents' offensive potency, the Irish had the look of a top 10 unit. But Read more



Tags: College Football Texas Longhorns Big XII Notre Dame Fighting Irish OTTO Sports




Teddy Covers' Las Vegas Wiseguy Report: Bettors gear up for Final Four

03.30.2015     08:17 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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The dust has settled from the madness that is March, with only four teams still standing in the NCAA Tournament.  And frankly, since the insanity of that opening Thursday morning when top seeds were falling like flies (Baylor, Iowa State, SMU), this tournament has not seen a bevy of upsets. 

In fact, the Vegas favorite advanced in 48 of the last 54 Big Dance games (48-6 SU, not ATS) since midday on the opening day of the tourney.  For only the second time this century, three #1 seeds reached the Final Four.  In this week’s Wiseguy Report I’m going to try to answer the question that everybody is asking: can anybody beat Kentucky; winners of 38 consecutive ballgames since the start of the season.

Since Kentucky is the most hyped team in recent memory, I’ll start with the Wildcats first.  Yes, this team won the title in 2012, going 4-2 ATS in the process during the Big Dance.  Yes, they reached the championship game last year; an undervalued commodity in March as they covered all four pointspreads on the way to the Final Four.  

But this year’s Kentucky team has simply gotten too much Read more



Tags: College Basketball Kentucky Wildcats Wisconsin Badgers Duke Blue Devils Michigan State Spartans Teddy Covers Las Vegas



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