SCOTT SPREITZER'S 3-PLAY TRIFECTA w/ KO! *33-0 ATS: Scott Spreitzer SLAMS the books with 3 big sides on Saturday afternoon, led by a coveted 10* SIGNATURE KNOCKOUT! Scott's CASHED all 3 Saturday Trifectas in February and today's is backed by 33-0, 100% combined situations, revealed inside! Grab the KO-led 3-play Trifecta, then BUST THE BOOKS again!
Game: Arkansas at Auburn Feb 25 2012 4:00PM
Grade: Loser (-110)
Reason: I'm laying the points with Auburn on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers have been a serious money-maker in SEC play for quite a while, quietly posting a 40-16-2 ATS run. This is just the second time in 2012 that Auburn has been installed a favorite and they covered easily the first time, beating Georgia 59-51 as a 1 1/2 point favorite. The Tigers crushed a solid Mississippi State team in their most recent home game and I expect more of the same in this one. Arkansas has been a terrible road team for a while, covering just 14 of their last 53. They're currently on a 0-8 SU road losing streak and they were just crushed in back-to-back home games by 30 and 11 points to Florida and Alabama. Arkansas has allowed an average of 77 ppg in their last 8 games, overall. The 8 opponents connected on 50.4% of their shots, and the last 3 made 30 of 57 from behind the arc. Meanwhile, Arkansas has committed 16 or more turnovers in 5 of the last 8 games. The Razorbacks are on a 0-4 ATS road slide, while the Tigers are on a 10-0-1 ATS run in this series, for a combined 14-0 mark. I'm laying the short number with Auburn.
Game: Maryland at Georgia Tech Feb 25 2012 2:30PM
Grade: Loser (-110)
Reason: I'm backing Maryland on Saturday afternoon. Ga Tech has hit rough times and it's going to be tough to bounce back with their best player, Glen Rice, Jr., suspended. Rice was averaging 13 ppg on the season and he leads the team in rebounds, averaging 6.7 per game. The Yellow Jackets don't have a single player averaging in double-digits in scoring when Rice is not on the floor. The Jackets have lost 4 straight, 10 of 11, and 14 of their last 16. One of those losses came at Maryland when the Terps whipped the Jackets 61-50. Georgia Tech has scored 54 or less in 8 of their last 11 games. They're on a 1-7 ATS slide in games with a line range of +3/-3. They're also on a 0-5 ATS slide on their home floor. I have to give Maryland 1st-year coach Mark Turgeon a lot of credit. When he arrived on campus he stated that he didn't realize just how bare Gary Williams had left the Maryland cupboard. But the team has scratched and clawed its way to a 16-11 mark and a likely postseason berth in at least the NIT. The Terps are on a 6-2 ATS run overall, and they just knocked off Miami outright, by a 75-70 score. They have scored 73 or more points in 5 of their last 8 games. While Maryland heads toward the end of the regular season looking stronger by the week, Ga Tech continues to slide. The Terps are on a 4-0 ATS run at Ga Tech. Combined with GT's 0-5 ATS slide mentioned earlier, we have a 9-0 mark. I'm backing Maryland.
Game: Rutgers at Seton Hall Feb 25 2012 5:00PM
Prediction: Seton Hall
Grade: Loser (-110)
Reason: I'm laying the points with Seton Hall on Saturday. The Pirates have certainly turned their season around when many had left them for dead. Seton Hall lost 6 straight games from January 13 through February 4. The team, or more specifically, the "big 3," including Edwin, Pope, and Theodore, were in constant foul trouble. But the Pirates have bounced back with a current 4-1 SU (5-0 ATS) run, including a win over Georgetown and a win over today's opponent, which began the turnaround. The only loss came by just 5 points in Cincinnati. Three of the wins have come at home and the "Big 3" combined to average 41.7 ppg on 51.9% shooting, including 16 of 25, 64% from area code 3. They're averaging 16 rpg and have 35 assists and just 20 turnovers in those 3 home tilts. The Scarlet Knights head into this one having lost 6 straight games with 5 of the losses coming by 11 points or more. They have allowed a 48% FG rate during the losing streak. And Rutgers simply does not have the type of players to create mismatches and draw fouls. How about this: During the 6-game skid, Rutgers has shot just 70 free throws, an average of 11.7 FTA per game, while their opponents have shot a whopping 161, an average of 26.8 per game. Rutgers enters on a 0-4 ATS skid on the road, while Seton Hall is on a 6-0 ATS run as a home fave of 7 to 12 1/2 points. Seton Hall is my Saturday KO.
The 33-0 ATS situations include: The combined 9-0 mark in the Maryland game; the 14-0 combined spots in the Auburn contest; and the 10-0 combined ATS record in the Seton Hall tilt. Thanks! GL! Scott.