SportsMemo.com
Username:
Password:
All Available Packages
HOMERECAPRADIOFORUMBLOGSLIVE ODDSBESTBETSHANDICAPPERS TWITTERRSS FEEDFACEBOOKEMAIL & CONTACTS

Horizon League Betting News and Game Previews 2-23-2012

02.23.2012     10:07 AM     Rob Veno     Printer Friendly

Submitted by Rob Veno

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
With the conference tournament set to begin next Tuesday, February 28, tonight’s Horizon League games are extremely important for seedings. There is a mad scramble for the No. 2 through No. 6 seeds that likely won’t be fully settled tonight. The coveted No. 2 slot means a direct ticket right into the tourney semifinals and No. 3 through No. 6 guarantee first round home floor and with a win, a second round home game as well. There’s a lot of incentive to win for eight of the league’s ten teams so here’s a game-by-game look at what’s at stake tonight. I give an opinion on the games where I feel there may be a slight edge.    
  
Detroit @ Cleveland State – Just two weeks ago, the Vikings were on a five game winning streak and in the driver’s seat for the conference tournament’s No. 1 seed. Their unexpected 59-41 home loss to Valparaiso that night started a horrendous five-game losing streak (both SU and ATS) that has them clinging to hopes of the No. 2 seed. To make that happen, CSU must win against Detroit and Saturday against Wright State, and have Valparaiso win Friday at home against Butler. Cleveland State could finish as high as No. 2 or they could find themselves at the mercy of the tie breakers and possibly without a home game. Detroit is also in the hunt for the No. 2 spot as they now control their own destiny. A win tonight over Cleveland State coupled with a win on Saturday at Wright State and the Titans gain the double-bye into the tournament semis. Their pair of wins over Butler made this possible because if they end in a 12-6 tie, Detroit wins the tie-breaker. Opinion: UNDER…See this game taking on a playoff type atmosphere and expect CSU HC Gary Watters who’s without second leading scorer D’Aundray Brown again to try and muck this one up turning into a slower paced slugfest.  

Wright State @ Youngstown State – For YSU this game is huge. If they can defeat Wright State tonight (something they’ve done only once in their L13 meetings), and then win on Saturday at home against Detroit, they would host one and possibly a pair of home games in the first two rounds. If they split, the scenarios are too many to list right now but if they lose both, they’d be on the first round road. Wright State is already slotted to open the Horizon tournament on the road no matter how they finish so they are in the spoilers role here tonight and at Cleveland State on Saturday. Opinion: None

Wisconsin-Green Bay @ Loyola-Chicago – Starting with Loyola here it’s pretty simple. They will open on the road no matter what they do tonight and Saturday but they could finish 9th instead of 10th. Should they win their last two games and tie Illinois-Chicago for last place, Loyola would receive the No. 9 slot due to the season split between the two and then their 0-1 record vs. Valpo as opposed to UIC’s 0-2 mark against them. For Green Bay, they still have an outside shot at gaining a first round home game but they must win out to do so. The opportunity is enhanced because the schedule is kind to them as they play last place Loyola tonight and at second to last place Illinois-Chicago on Saturday. Opinion: None  

Wisconsin-Milwaukee @ Illinois-Chicago – As stated above, the Flames will either enter the tourney as the No. 9 or No. 10 seed which has them on the road facing either the No. 3 or No. 4 seed. All the Panthers know for sure is that if they beat Illinois-Chicago tonight they'll play host to a first-round conference tournament game at the Klotsche Center. That’s plenty of motivation and opportunity for Milwaukee which is currently a -5 point favorite in this game. Like Wisconsin-Green Bay, UWM is on the Chicago trip for their final two games which gives them the chance to climb into the No. 3 or No. 4 hole which would guarantee them another game versus one of the lowly Chicago schools. Opinion: Wisconsin-Milwaukee -5…UIC has nothing to play for here since their emotional effort would figure to be here on Saturday in their final home game. Milwaukee on the other hand has a great amount of motivational reason to be focused and HC Rob Jeter’s quote would seem to emphasize that: "We're just going to try to focus on Thursday. We have to do whatever we can to get this one."  

Butler @ Valparaiso (Friday night) - On Tuesday, Valparaiso clinched its first regular-season Horizon League title and the No. 1 seeding for the tournament with a victory over Loyola so there’s nothing at stake for them here. It won’t even be there final home game because they’ll host the tournament semifinals. If Butler wins this game and Cleveland State defeats Detroit tonight then it’s a done deal, the Bulldogs will be the No. 2 seed either outright or by virtue of winning the tie-breaker between them and Cleveland State. However, if Detroit wins out and finishes in a tie with Butler, they would become the No. 2 seed with Butler sliding to the No. 3 slot. Opinion: Butler (Line figures to open around Valparaiso -1). Butler is playing head and shoulders above where they’ve been for most of the season while the Crusaders are in a semi-funk going 1-3 SU and 0-4 ATS in their L4G. HC Brad Stevens was quoted as saying “We’re not done yet” after their rout of UIC Tuesday night and the way their defense has played since the second half of the Cleveland State game February 11th, I believe him.  

Rob Veno 15* CBB Bluechip Best Bet O/U [Perfect 7-0 Last 2 Nights] $20 
Rob has swept the board with a perfect 7-0 mark the last two nights and he comes right back with another stellar slate of CBB tonight. The highlight of the evening is this 15* O/U report and it's yours for just $20. Guaranteed to cash or his next hoops report is free. 


Tags: College Basketball Rob Veno




This blog is closed to new comments.

Visitor Comments:

verismo
02/24/2012 8:30 AM
Just a note. Some of these leagues have very convoluted tourny setups. In the Horizon the opening round games are, indeed, at campus sites. But, the quarterfinal games are held at the host school-- Valpo, with the top 2 seeds getting byes into the semis.





VIP EMAIL CLUB
Add Your Email Address:
How did you find us?


More VIP Email Options
 
Email
 
MLB
Current Blog Topics
Rob Veno Hot Links
Current Blog Topics
SportsMemo Ads
Daily Plays
$39
Teddy is absolutely, positively ON FIRE right now. He entered the weekend riding a 30-15 67% all sports run over the past 3+ weeks. He is 21-8 74% with his last 29 in college football, making big $$ for himself and his clients RIGHT NOW! Do NOT miss Teddy's single best bet on Saturday, an SEC Blowout just waiting to happen! This play must cash or his next report is FREE

$39
After cashing last week's 20*, Andrew Lange is ready for another two-unit winner with Saturday's Total of the Month. Lock in Lange's top college football play for Week 5 for $39. It must cash or Sunday's top NFL selection is free of charge.

$39
Drew Martin is in with his College Football Total of the Month. He is in fine form hitting 58% through the first few weeks of the young NFL and college football season. This selection is on a total in one of the non BCS conferences, one where the betting markets are slow to react. By now, you know September/ start of October is a great time to jump on board in early season college football. This play is guaranteed to cash or Drew's next selection is on the house.

$39
Teddy is hitting 73% in the NFL through the first three weeks of the season, picking up right where he left off during last year's epic 65% campaign! Cash in on Sunday with his single best bet in NFL action, worthy of 20* Big Ticket Game of the Week status! Teddy's track record of documented excellence is simply too strong to ignore! This play must win or his next report is FREE.

$29
Nobody wins in the Canadian Football League like Ian Cameron and his track record proves it banking +20.12 units in the CFL since 2012 including a RED HOT 27-18 60% mark for +8.6 units this season. He is ready to deliver the goods once again on Friday night in football action north of the border unleashing a strong, top rated 2 unit winner with his 20* CFL Friday Main Event. You can get it complete with detailed written analysis for just $29 and it is guaranteed to cash or his next CFL play is free.

$29
Teddy is 21-8 (74%) with his last 29 in college and he enters the weekend riding a 30-15 (67%) all sports run, making big $$ for himself and his clients RIGHT NOW! Ride the hot hand on Friday Night with this Weeknight Wipeout Winner in the Stanford vs Washington PAC-12 showdown battle! Do NOT miss another winner from this red hot capper! This play must cash or his next report is FREE!

$30
It's a Top-5 clash that even in early October, could have major implications for the College Football Playoff as Clemson hosts Louisville. You can get Alex B. Smith's Top Play release on this Prime-Time Showdown right now, complete with detailed written analysis, for just $30. If this selection fails to cash in, you will receive Alex B.'s next CFB report free of charge.

$29
Drew Martin has a 10* Friday Night Ticket Casher between the Stanford Cardinal and the Washington Huskies. Drew is off to a great start to the 2016 football season, profitable early on in college and pro football hitting 58% YTD. This is a great way to end your Friday Night, with a PAC 12 North division showdown. Jump on board for only $29; this play is guaranteed to cash or you will receive Drew's 20* Total of the Month release on Saturday at absolutely no extra charge.


Extended Services
-----------SportsMemo-----------
SportsMemo Ads
Discussion Forum
-------------------------------------
Post Subject
Date
09.26 10:37
09.26 07:28
09.24 09:53
09.21 08:24
09.20 02:28

-------------------------------------
Current Blog
-------------------------------------
Rob Veno     09.28.2016 10:28 AM
Rob Veno     09.21.2016 9:40 AM
Rob Veno     09.13.2016 9:13 AM
Rob Veno     09.06.2016 8:25 AM
Rob Veno     08.29.2016 12:22 PM

More Blog Entries Submitted by Rob Veno

-------------------------------------
-----------SportsMemo-----------





Copyright © 2007 SPORTSMEMO, INC, 1-800-575-3069. Sportsmemo.com is the nation’s premier resource for sports betting and handicapping information. Get free football picks, free NFL picks, free college football picks, free baseball picks, free NBA picks, free college basketball picks, free hockey picks, free golf picks, and free soccer picks from the nation’s top handicappers. Sportsmemo's sports betting insight and analysis comes from some of the most respected sports handicappers in the sports gambling industry including Ted Sevransky (Teddy Covers), Brent Crow of Alatex Sports, Rob Veno, Erin Rynning, Otto Sports, Andrew Lange, Ian Cameron, Drew Martin, and Alex B. Smith. Listen to these handicapping experts daily on the Sportsmemo Podcast Monday-Friday at Sportsmemo.com.  Missed the Sportsmemo Podcast?  Past shows are available on Sportsmemo.com's podcast archive page. Looking for daily sports betting tips and sports betting advice on the MLB, NBA, NCAA, NFL, NHL, CFL, and PGA? Check out the interactive sports betting posting forum, power ratings, expert handicapping blogs, and original sports betting articles from the Sportsmemo team that specializes in sports information from a pointspread perspective at Sportsmemo.com.   Sep 28, 2016 11:41 PM.