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Xavier at ST. JOHN'S (+2)

By Stephen DeAngelo, Featured Handicapper

Hey, what do you know — we picked up not just a winner on Sunday, but an easy winner, as Oregon throttled Utah 80-62, easily covering the 12½-point line. I told you my power ratings indicated that line was off by at least 3 points, and it turned out it was off by 5½ points.

 

Now comes the real challenge: Following up Sunday’s 15 Dime winner with another winner today and jump-starting a long-overdue winning streak. I’m fully confident we’re heading in that positive direction, which is why I’m coming back strong with a 30 Dime play on tonight’s ACC clash between North Carolina and Notre Dame.

 

Keep in mind that I’m on a 24-12-1 run with 30 Dime plays in all sports, including hitting 14 of the last 20. And of course this release is twice as strong as Sunday’s 15 Dime winner on Oregon. Finally, despite what has been a brutal February (to this point, anyway), by cashing with Oregon last night, I’m up 166 Dimes over my last 40 basketball selections (college and NBA).

 

That means a $50 player who has followed my rating system for my last 40 basketball plays is up $8,300!

 

Time to build on that particular bankroll with tonight’s 30 Dime Winner #25 of 37 and #15 of 21.


30 DIME WINNER #25 OF 37
(AND #15 OF 21)

North Carolina vs. Notre Dame

24-12 run with all 30 Dime plays, 
including 14-6 L/20

Twice as strong as Sunday's 15 Dime 
winner 
on Oregon over Utah

+166 Dimes L/40 basketball releases
(College and NBA)

$50 players are up $8,300 with my last 40 basketball plays!

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Scored another easy complimentary winner Sunday—my fifth in the last seven days—as Villanova spanked Temple for the seventh consecutive time. For Monday’s freebie, we’ll stay on the East Coast and grab the points with St. John’s as a home dog against Xavier.

 

I certainly understand it’s been a miserable Big East season for St. John’s, which is 3-9 in league play. But aside from a 20-point loss to Villanova back on Jan. 28, the Red Storm have been highly competitive at home. They suffered three losses to Butler (60-58), Seton Hall (82-79) and Georgetown (73-72) by a combined six points, while knocking off DePaul (74-67 as a three-point favorite) and upsetting Providence on Saturday (80-69 as a 1½-point dog).

 

St. John’s also owns an upset victory over West Virginia back on Dec. 7, a 70-68 triumph as a four-point home underdog, which was part of a seven-game winning streak to close out non-conference play. Since the Mountaineers win, the Red Storm are a solid 6-2-1 ATS on their home floor.

 

Meanwhile, Xavier might have a superior overall record (16-9), but the Musketeers haven’t been much better than St. John’s in league play, going just 5-7 (including 2-4 on the road). And they’ve been vastly worse than St. John’s at the betting window (9-15-1 ATS vs. 14-9-2 ATS). That includes St. John’s getting the money in an 8-point loss at Xavier as an 8½-point underdog back on Jan. 5.

 

Xavier has been dreadful as a favorite, too, cashing in just five of 15 games. And tonight marks the first time the Musketeers have been a road favorite in Big East play. The only occasion this season when Xavier laid points on the road? 80-78 loss at Wake Forest (laying 6 points).

3* ST. JOHN'S



Iowa State (+16) at KANSAS

By Bob Valentino, Featured Handicapper

Just an absolutely crappy weekend that I turned in. No two ways about it. Loser on Friday. Major loser on Saturday and another loser yesterday.

Disgusting!

Not where I needed to be this weekend, but cannot dwell on it.

Have to move on and hit this Monday release.

BASKETBALL WINNER # 37 of 60

COLLEGE WINNER # 16 of 26

50 DIME
ACC Game of the Month

North Carolina-Notre Dame

Need a winner, plain and simple.

Monday comp play is to take the ton of points they are giving to the Iowa State Cyclones as they sneak inside the back-door tonight against the Kansas Jayhawks.

No question Kansas is going to win this game - the Jayhawks have won 10 in a row and have covered in 7 of the 10 - but the Rock Chalkers do have a rather large game in Waco, Texas this weekend against the # 1 Baylor Bears up next and it also happens to be a revenge game for the Jayhawks who last tasted defeat at the hands of the Bears 10 games ago!

Iowa State was trashed at home by Kansas in the first meeting of the season, as the Cyclones absorbed a 26 point loss that night. True, State is missing their best player in Tyrese Haliburton who is out for the season with a wrist injury, but they did rally for an 81-52 weekend home win over Texas their last time out and they have played Kansas tough in the recent past with a 3-4 straight up mark and a 6-1 against the spread mark.

This is just a ton of points and I am going to take them tonight as Kansas eases off the gas pedal and set their sights on Baylor this upcoming weekend.

1* IOWA STATE



Bucknell (-7) at HOLY CROSS

By Chris Jordan, Featured Handicapper

I'm looking for Winning Day # 37 of 57, and after losing my 25th Ever 2000♦ College Basketball Release in 33 years on Indiana State, which got smashed by Missouri State. What a terrible call. Good thing I hit two of three 2000♦ releases the past week and have you up a fortune.

Tonight I close the betting week out with a 600♦ Big East winner.

My $1 Bettors have made $39,470 in college basketball since 2016, which is why I've been the winningest college basketball handicappers at this site since 2016.

Let's make some money with this easy Big East winner.

Winningest College Hoops 'Capper
at this Site since 2016

$1 Bettors have made $39,470

Winning Day # 37 of 57
~ ~  and # 18 of 27  ~ ~

600♦
Big East
Line Mistake Winner

St. John's - Xavier

College Hoops Winner # 26 of 38 Overall

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$1 bettors up $159,755 with all plays
rated 1000♦ or higher since 2006

after losing Sunday's 2000♦ on Indiana State

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My complimentary winner is laying a very cheap number from the Patriot League, as Bucknell is giving a touchdown to Holy Cross, and I have the Bison winning by double digits.

Bucknell, which is only 10-17 overall, has won 6 of 14 in conference play, and catches a Crusaders team whose three wins came in non-conference play. Holy Cross is 0-13 in Patriot League play and have the third-worst scoring offense and absolute worst scoring defense.

The Crusaders' scoring margin of -12.1 ranks last in the Patriot League with the closest team to them - Lehigh at ninth in the conference - sitting at -5.8. That margin is 342nd in the nation ou out of 350 teams.

Look Bucknell isn't pulling off any miracles this March, and won't be heading anywhere once the conference tournament is over, but it's not near as bad as Holy Cross. The Bison won the first meeting by 15 on Jan. 11. And they come in after a 72-68 win over American on Saturday.

Lay the -7 on the road.

2* BUCKNELL