Who I like tonight…and why

Published on Feb. 8 at 2:37 p.m. Eastern.

By Brian Edwards

Matchup: South Carolina at Tennessee
Time: 8:00 PM EDT (Wed)

Play: Tennessee (-7 -110)
Line Source: 5DIMES
Posted on: February 8, 2012 @ 5:46:28 AM EST

Tennessee is playing extremely well at home right now, winning eight of its last nine games in Knoxville with the only loss coming to top-ranked Kentucky in a game it led nearly the entire way. Furthermore, the Volunteers are 6-0-1 against the spread in their last seven home games and they are 10-2-1 ATS at home for the season. Give me the Vols.


Matchup: Duke at N Carolina
Time: 9:00 PM EDT (Wed)

Play: N Carolina (-6 -110)
Line Source: 5DIMES
Posted on: February 8, 2012 @ 1:25:40 PM EST

North Carolina has won all of its ACC home games by 12 points or more. Since an embarrassing loss at FSU, the Tar Heels have won five in a row by margins of nine points or more. Meanwhile, Duke is mired in a 3-7 against-the-spread slide and is coming off a stunning home loss to Miami. That means Coach K will have his team ready to play for certain, but I just think UNC has too much for the Dookies. I’ll lay the single-digit number.


Matchup: Pittsburgh at South Florida
Time: 7:00 PM EDT (Wed)

Play: Pittsburgh (-1.5 -110)
Line Source: LUCKYS
Posted on: February 8, 2012 @ 5:28:42 AM EST

Pitt has caught fire with four consecutive wins and is determined to not miss out on the NCAA Tournament for the first time in Jamie Dixon’s tenure. Even better, the Panthers own a 6-1 spread record in their last seven games. They know they can’t afford a loss in this spot and will come to Tampa ready to play. Give me the better team laying the short number against a squad that just got smashed by 30 points (at Georgetown) over the weekend.


Matchup: Michigan at Nebraska
Time: 8:30 PM EDT (Wed)

Play: Michigan (-3 -110)
Line Source: CRIS
Posted on: February 8, 2012 @ 12:54:12 AM EST

Michigan isn’t going to beat many teams when Tim Hardaway Jr. shoots 1-of-10 from the field like he did in Sunday’s 10-point loss at Michigan St. Fortunately for the Wolverines, Hardaway doesn’t go 1-of-10 very often. I think he bounces back with a strong game and Michigan covers this short number. The Wolverines are certainly the better team and haven’t lost back-to-back games all year.

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