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Indiana brings a four-game winning streak into this matchup including a 112-104 victory over Phoenix this past Saturday as a 10.5-point favorite on the road. It was its third-straight road victory as part of four-game Western Conference swing. The Indiana Pacers are now 47-27 straight-up (41-33 against the spread) on the year and 18-19 SU (19-18 ATS) on the road.
Syracuse opened its NCAA Tournament play by completely dismantling Montana 81-34 as a 13-point favorite. The going got a bit tougher the next time out, but the Orange still came away with a 66-60 victory over California as 7.5-point favorites. They are now 6-2 straight-up in their last eight games and an even 4-4 against the spread. The total has gone OVER in four of their last six games.
The Dallas Mavericks are only two games behind the Los Angeles Lakers for the eighth spot in the Western Conference standings. They have won 7 of their last 10 games, but time is running out on them in their quest to get into the playoffs. The Los Angeles Clippers are fourth in the standings, but they are in a three-way battle for third with Denver and Memphis.
On Sunday, the Illinois Fighting Illini and the Miami Hurricanes are going to do battle in what should be a great clash in Austin, where both sides will be hoping to get to the Sweet 16.
The third round of the NCAA Tournament tips off on Saturday just after high noon with one of the most anticipated games in the East Region, as the VCU Rams try to unleash HAVOC against the Michigan Wolverines.
The fifth-seeded Wisconsin Badgers (23-11 straight-up, 13-18-1 against the spread) are coming off an impressive run in the Big Ten Conference Tournament that has gotten the attention of many college basketball fans who are busy filling out their brackets.
The Nets find themselves in the middle of the playoff pack in the Eastern Conference with an overall record of 39-28 straight-up that has them holding down the fourth spot in the standings. They are 5-2 both SU and against the spread in their last seven games and the total has gone OVER in their last four.
Dallas continues to battle to stay in the playoff race in the Western Conference with a four-game winning streak that has it three games in back of the Lakers for the eighth and final spot. The impressive part of this current run is that the last three wins came on the road where the Mavericks are just 13-21 straight-up this season. They are 30-33 SU overall but a profitable 37-26 against the spread.
The Cincinnati Bearcats probably did enough to punch their bid to the NCAA Tournament on Wednesday when they beat the Providence Friars. Now, they have to take on one of the big kahunas in the Big East Tournament on Thursday when they take on the Georgetown Hoyas.
Two years ago, the Bucknell Bison knocked off the Lafayette Leopards in the Patriot League Final. Last year when these two met, Bucknell got the job done once again when these clubs met in the semis. Will the third time be the charm for the Leopards? We’ll find out on Wednesday night in NCAA basketball betting action, as these two battle it out for a bid in the NCAA Tournament.