Friday’s NCAAB Tournament Betting Cheat Sheet
♦UCLA Bruins vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs (-8.5, 145.5)
The Bruins have won six of their last seven games with the only defeat in that stretch coming in a tight setback against Arizona in the Pac-12 tournament semifinals. Their first two wins in the Big Dance have proven that UCLA can win with defense (60-59 versus SMU) and with offense (92-75 against UAB), while Bryce Alford has been a constant in both games, averaging 24.5 points on 12-of-16 3-point shooting. “People are going to say whatever they want,” said Alford, who averages 15.6 points, second on the team continue
NCAA Basketball 3-Point Play: Four Interesting NIT/NCAA Tournament Opening Lines
by Alan Matthews
It’s my final week of doing these daily college basketball stories for this season. I will hit on every NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 game.
The ACC is the big winner by far in the Big Dance with five teams remaining, with at least one guaranteed a spot in the Elite Eight because Louisville and NC State play one another. The ACC could earn as much as a record $40 million in this tournament for its members depending on how it plays out.
♦No. 7 Wichita State vs. No. 3 Notre Dame (+1, continue
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Major League Soccer announced on Wednesday
that Minnesota has been awarded an expansion team that will begin play in
Dr. Bill McGuire will lead an ownership group that includes Robert Pohlad, Jim
Pohlad, Wendy Carlson Nelson and Glen Taylor, and the team will play in a new
soccer-specific stadium in Minneapolis.
“We are proud to welcome Minnesota to Major League Soccer,” MLS commissioner
Don Garber said in a league statement. “The ownership group’s commitment to
soccer and the community, continue
Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) – Seattle Sounders FC will be without forward
Clint Dempsey for the next 2-3 weeks after the captain of the United States
national team suffered a hamstring injury in training.
Dempsey was training with the national team in Switzerland ahead of a pair of
upcoming friendlies in Europe when he suffered the injury, and he has returned
to Seattle to receive treatment.
The injury will prevent Dempsey from featuring in this Saturday’s match at FC
Dallas, while he is also unlikely to play a part in continue
NBA Odds and Predictions: Wednesday, March 25 Opening Line Report and Handicapping
by Alan Matthews
Very busy NBA schedule on Wednesday because there’s only one game Thursday night opposite the start of the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 (thus no opening line report NBA story previewing that day). Clearly the best NBA matchup of the night is Cleveland at Memphis in a potential NBA Finals preview. Both seem likely to finish with the No. 2 seed in their respective conferences. A Cavs-Grizzlies finals is priced as the fourth-favorite at +700. That wouldn’t exactly be a great matchup for ABC in terms of media continue