Session 1 Cheat Sheet
March 19, 2014
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(11) Dayton vs. (6) Ohio State – South Regional (CBS, 12:15 p.m. ET)
The Buckeyes opened as six-point favorites and the line has held steady. The total is hovering between 130 and 131 points.
Dayton (12-3): The most impressive win for the Flyers came against Gonzaga (84-79) but losses to Illinois State (75-81) and USC (76-79) didn’t look good for their resume.
Ohio State (13-0): The Buckeyes weren’t tested at all during non-conference play. Ohio State only faced two teams that will be in this year’s NCAA Tournament and they handled both American (63-52) and North Dakota State (79-62) fairly easily.
Ohio State: 8-4
Dayton: The Flyers finished the season with an 8-2 record and both losses came to St. Joseph’s, the most recent in last week’s Atlantic 10 quarterfinals.
Ohio State: The Buckeyes went 6-4 down the stretch, which includes a 3-1 mark in their last four. More importantly, the three wins only came by a combined eight points.
Dayton: The Flyers were 17-12 ATS this season and that includes a 7-2 record as underdogs.
Ohio State: The Buckeyes enter the NCAA Tournament with a 0-6 ATS record. On the season, Ohio State has gone 15-18 ATS.
(15) American vs. (2) Wisconsin – West Regional (truTV, 12:40 p.m. ET)
Wisconsin opened as 13 ½-point favorites and has stayed at that number. The total opened at 122 ½, and has dropped to 122 at several books.
American (4-6): The Eagles didn't beat any teams of relevance, but hung with Ohio State (52-63) as 26-point road underdogs.
Wisconsin (13-0): The Badgers beat a pair of NCAA Tournament top seeds with victories over Florida (59-53) and Virginia (48-38), while putting together a 9-4 ATS record.
American: Since losing five of their final eight regular season games, the Eagles won the Patriot League with three consecutive victories by nine points or more.
Wisconsin: The Badgers compiled an eight-game winning streak in February, but lost two of their last three games, which includes defeats to Nebraska and Michigan State.
American: Despite playing in just four lined games this season, AU covered all four times, while limiting 20 opponents to below 61 points.
Wisconsin: Since the Badgers suffered their first loss of the season at Indiana in January, UW has put together a 6-11 ATS ledger the last 17 games, with all 11 of those ATS losses coming in the favorite role.
(9) Pittsburgh vs. (8) Colorado – South Regional (TBS, 1:40 p.m. ET)
The Panthers opened as 5 ½-point favorites, as that number has moved to six at several spots. The total came out at 129, but has fallen to 128 ½.
Pittsburgh (12-1): The Panthers beat tournament teams Stanford, Albany, and Cal Poly SLO, but the lone defeat came in a slugfest against former conference foe Cincinnati (43-44), while posting a 3-7 ATS in lined games.
Colorado (11-2): The Buffaloes pulled off solid wins over Kansas (75-72) and Harvard (70-62) at home, but fell to former Big 12 rivals Oklahoma State (73-78) and Baylor (60-72) at neutral sites.
Pittsburgh: After beginning the season at 18-2, Pitt went 7-7 in the final 14 contests, which includes four overtime victories (all against non-tournament teams).
Colorado: Following a 14-2 start, the Buffs have split their last 18 games, including a 4-7 record away from Boulder.
Pittsburgh: The Panthers were a bad team to back this season at 12-17-1 ATS, but Pitt has put together a 5-1-1 ATS record the last seven games.
Colorado: The Buffs barely profited with an 18-15 ATS record, while cashing the 'under' in six straight games.
(12) Harvard vs. (5) Cincinnati – East Regional (TNT, 2:10 p.m. ET)
Cincinnati opened as three-point favorites, but that number dropped to 2 ½. The total is hovering between 122 and 122 ½.
Harvard (13-3): The Crimson suffered all three losses on the road with two of those defeats at Colorado (62-70) and UConn (56-61) coming to tournament squads. The other setback was one to forget for the Crimson, falling at Florida Atlantic as 10-point favorites (53-68).
Cincinnati (11-2): The Bearcats were tripped up on the road at rival Xavier (47-64) and New Mexico (54-63), while beating N.C. State, Pittsburgh, and Nebraska in three impressive defensive efforts.
Harvard: The Ivy League champs have won eight straight games and 12 of the past 13, while compiling a 6-1 ATS the last seven contests.
Cincinnati: After starting AAC play at 11-0, the Bearcats lost four of their last nine games, while scoring 57 points or fewer in each defeat.
Harvard: The Crimson profited with a 16-8 ATS record, while failing to cover in its only two opportunities as an underdog against Colorado and UConn.
Cincinnati: The Bearcats finished under. 500 from an ATS standpoint at 13-14 this season. Since beating Louisville at the end of January, UC compiled a 3-8 ATS record in the final 11 games.
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