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MOUNTAINEERS: West Virginia might not have the jaw dropping record of other teams in the NCAA Tournament, but this is a team that nobody wants to play. West Virginia is a physical team that has the ability to play lockdown defense. Coach Huggins has his team playing sound basketball right now, as they beat a good Clemson team 84-76 in the 1st Round. The Mountaineers are 21-11 SU and 13-16 ATS overall this season. The Mountaineers are 3-4 ATS as the listed underdog this year. West Virginia is 2-4 ATS in neutral court settings this season. The Mountaineers have struggled this year when playing on short rest, as they are 0-4 ATS with less than 48 hours to prepare. F Kevin Jones is the best all around threat for West Virginia this year, as he's averaging 13.3 PPG and a team high 7.4 RPG. The Mountaineers are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 NCAA Tournament games as an underdog. West Virginia is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The Mountaineers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against the SEC. West Virginia is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a SU win.
Projected Score: 59
Mountaineers are 13-3-1 ATS last 17 NCAA Tournament games.
Over is 4-1 last 5 NCAA Tournament games as an underdog.
WILDCATS: (-3.5, O/U 131.5) Kentucky squeaked by Princeton in their 1st NCAA Tournament game. A nail biting game might just be exactly what this young Wildcats team needs moving forward. Kentucky is 26-8 SU and 13-15-1 ATS overall this season. The Wildcats have a bit of revenge at stake today, as they lost to West Virginia last year. Kentucky is 5-3 ATS this year when playing on a neutral court. The Wildcats are 12-14 ATS as the listed favorite this year. Kentucky is 3-1 ATS when playing with less than 48 hours to prepare for an opponent. PG Brandon Knight will have to play his best game of the season for them to get past a defensive club like West Virginia. Knight is averaging team highs of 17 PPG and 4.2 APG this year for Kentucky. The Wildcats are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games against the Big East Conference. Kentucky is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. The Wildcats are 35-16-1 ATS in their last 52 games following an ATS loss. Kentucky is 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600%.
Projected Score: 70 (SIDE of the Day)
Wildcats are 6-2 ATS last 8 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite.
Under is 5-1 last 6 games following a SU win.
OWLS: Temple advanced to the Round of 32 with a buzzer beating win over Penn St. The Owls are hoping that momentum will carry over to today's contest, against #2 seed San Diego St. Temple is the far more proven program, but they will have an incredibly difficult challenge on their hands today. The Owls will have to play their best defensive and rebounding game of the entire season to advance to the Sweet 16. Temple is 26-7 SU and 17-16 ATS overall this season. All 7 of the Owls SU losses this season have come away from home. Temple is 3-4 ATS as the listed underdog this year. The Owls are 4-3 ATS in neutral court settings this season. G Ramone Moore leads Temple in scoring this year, averaging 15.2 PPG. Moore is much more than a scoring threat, as he also averages 4.2 RPG and 3.1 APG this season. F Lavoy Allen is averaging 11.6 PPG and a team high 8.5 RPG this year for Temple. The Owls are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games. Temple is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning SU record. The Owls are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. Temple is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a SU win.
Owls are 0-4-1 ATS last 5 NCAA Tournament games.
Under is 4-0 last 4 NCAA Tournament games as an underdog.
AZTECS: (-5.5, O/U 124.5) It's been a dream season for SDSU, as they have been ranked in the Top 10 for most of the season. The Aztecs are coming off their 1st NCAA Tournament win, but far more is expected from this #2 seed. The Aztecs are 33-2 SU and 21-12 ATS overall this season. Both of their losses came against BYU, losses they avenged in the Mountain West Conference championship. SDSU was an amazing 18-1 SU away from home this season, experience that will serve them well as they attempt to advance through the NCAA Tournament. The Aztecs are 14-5 ATS this season against teams with a winning record. SDSU is 19-11 ATS as the listed favorite this season. Future lottery pick Kawhi Leonard averages a double double this season, 15.6 PPG and 10.6 RPG, both Aztec highs. The Aztecs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. San Diego St. is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU win. The Aztecs are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games. San Diego St. is 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600%. The Aztecs are 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 Saturday games.
Aztecs are 10-2 ATS last 12 games as a favorite up to 6.5 points.
Under is 12-2 last 14 games following an ATS win.