Submitted by Kelso Sturgeon on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 2:41 PM
Florida (29-2), Wichita State (34-0) Two Best College
With Arizona (28-3), Villanova (28-3) Not Far Behind
March Madness Clients Win 200-Unit Play
With Nevada Saturday, 100-Unit Play With Delaware
Sunday And 50-Unit Game Wins Tonight
Shockers’ Lufile Sagely Answers Critics—“Wolves Do
Not Fret Over Opinions Of Sheep”
Heat Face 4th Straight Loss, Pacers Now 1-2-1 ATS
In Last 14, Hapless Lakers Knock Off Thunder 114-110
By Kelso Sturgeon
There is little room at the top but my figures say Florida (29-2) and Wichita State (34-0) are the two nation’s two best college basketball teams but Arizona (28-3) and Villanova (28-3). Each of the four is capable of beating the other three on any given night. Las Vegas bookmakers have made Florida the 9-2 favorite to win it all while Arizona and Wichita State are 12-1, with Villanova a generous 25-1.
While Florida is the favorite at the Las Vegas Hotel Super Book, Kansas and Michigan State are co-second choices at 7-1 with Duke and Syracuse in the co-third choices at 8-1.
Basketball came at handicappers fast and furious over the past few weekend and things become even busier and more challenging this week as all the major conferences hold their tournaments. On Sunday, the NCAA selection committee will announce the 68 teams that will compete for the national championship and where each will be seeded.
There is a lot of basketball left to play between now and Sunday, it is reasonably certain Florida, which went a perfect 16-0 as the Southeastern Conference regular season champion and 34-0 Wichita State—a Final Four team last year—will claim two of the four number one seeds. Arizona should grab the third, barring a poor performance in the PAC-12 Conference Tournament, and Villanova the fourth one unless it gets blown away in the Big East Conference Tournament.
The biggest issue facing bettors in this week’s tournaments is the fact some teams will have to win four games in either four or five days—no easy task. One must be aware that under those circumstances talent and depth will trump just talent.
One need also to pay attention to make certain the same team that played during the regular season is going to take the floor in the college conference tournaments. For instance Kansas Coach Bill Self says it is highly unlikely 7-0 freshman center Joel Embiid (11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game) will play in the Big 12 tournament. He is suffering from lower back problems and will come back during the NCAA Tournament.
Four Teams Already In With Three More Joining Them Tonight
Four teams punch their tickets to the NCAA Tournament over the weekend—Wichita State from the Missouri Valley Conference, Harvard (25-4) from the Ivy League, Mercer (26-8) from the Atlantic Sun Conference and Coastal Carolina (21-12) from the Big South Conference. Two more teams will join them after tonight’s games.
Delaware (24-9) faces William & Marcy (20-11) for the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament championship, Manhattan (24-7) takes on Iona for the Metro Atlantic title and Western Carolina (19-14) takes on Wofford (19-12) for all the marbles in the Southern Conference Tournament championship game. All three winners will advance to the big one.
I won my 100-unit College Conference Tournament Game of the Week Sunday as Delaware (-6) crushed Northeastern 87-74 and the March Madness winning continues tonight with three more winners, highlighted by a 50-unit play. Get the big money with the 50-unit team and put the icing on the cake with two other post-season winners for just $50, charged to your major credit card.
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Chairman’s 4 Straight 25-Unit Winners
Sunday—Michigan State (+3.5) 67, Ohio State 69 (Win)
Saturday—Florida (-8.5) 84, Kentucky 65 (Win)
Friday—Rockets (-5.5) 112, Pacers 86 (Win)
Thursday—Spurs (-2) 111, Heat 87
NBA Remains League Of Unpredictable
I have been beating the NBA all season and am confident I will keep right on doing that by being selective in the games I release. There is no question the NBA has become even more unpredictable than it has in the past—and that is really saying something.
The Indiana Pacers, supposedly one of the 2-3 best teams in the pros continues to bury bettors, standing a stunning 1-12-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last 14 games. The Pacers were a 1.5-point favorite at Dallas last night and lost straight up (SU) 105-94.
The Miami Heat, supposedly one of the 2-3 best teams in the pros, lost their third straight last night, losing at Chicago 95-88 in overtime as a 4.5-point favorite. Who was it that said the Heat could not lose three in a row?
The Oklahoma City Thunder, supposedly one of the best teams in the pros, played at the hapless Los Angeles Lakers Sunday afternoon and as 12-point favorites lost straight up, 114-110.
The absolutely incredibly awful Philadelphia 76ers face their 17th consecutive loss when they take on the New York Knicks at The Garden tonight. The Knicks are 15.5-point favorites and it is of note the last time Philadelphia won was January 29 when it slipped by the Boston Celtics, 95-94.