College Hoops Notes
Published on Wednesday, 1/24/18, at 1:17 p.m. Eastern.
–The ‘over’ went 16-2 in UNLV’s first 18 games, but the ‘under’ has now hit in back-to-back contests for the Runnin’ Rebels. They lost 69-63 last night at Fresno St. as five-point road underdogs, with the 132 combined points falling ‘under’ the 154.5-point total.
–San Diego St. is a 15.5-point home favorite vs. Colorado St. tonight at 11:00 p.m. Eastern on the CBS Sports Network. The Rams are 3-0-1 ATS with a pair of outright wins in their past four games as underdogs. The ‘over’ is on a 5-1 run for CSU. The total is 144.5 points. The Aztecs are 5-1 ATS in six games as double-digit favorites this year.
–For all you need to know about South Carolina at Florida (-10.5), check out long-time UF beat writer Chris Harry’s Pregame Stuff.
–Villanova redshirt junior guard Phil Booth broke his right (shooting) hand in last night’s home win over Providence. He is out indefinitely. Booth is averaging 11.6 points, 3.3 regbounds and 3.2 assists while shooting at a 42.0 percent clip from downtown.
–Clemson senior forward Donte Grantham is out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL. Grantham was averaging 14.2 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. In the Tigers’ first game without Grantham, they scored only 16 points in the final 29 minutes of a 61-36 loss at Virginia. The ‘under’ cashed for the fourth straight time in a UVA game to improve to 12-2 in its past 14 games.
–After starting the season with an atrocious 1-14 ATS record, Vanderbilt has covered the number in back-to-back games. The Commodores rallied from a 32-15 halftime deficit in last night’s 67-62 loss at Tennessee. They took the money as 11-point road underdogs.
–The ‘under’ is on a 6-1 run for Ga. Tech. The Yellow Jackets are 9.5-point underdogs tonight at FSU. The total is 142 points. Until losing back-to-back games both SU and ATS its last two times out, Josh Pastner’s team had won four in a row and had covered in five straight.
–Keep an eye out for tonight’s 31st edition of the Games Galore podcast!