Larry Ness' Daytime Dominator (2-0 in Feb!): Larry enters the weekend 30-12-1 with all BKB releases the last 14 days, including 24-8 the last 11. This 28-year vet is 33-15 with all CBB reports in Feb & going back to Jan 1, he's 28-15 with top-rated CBB 10*s. Larry's HUGE Saturday of CBB begins with his latest Daytime Dominator (2-0 in Feb). Any takers?
Game: Arkansas at Auburn Feb 25 2012 4:00PM
Grade: Loser (-110)
Reason: My 9* Daytime Dominator is on Auburn at 4:00 ET.
Mike Anderson is back at Arkansas, holding the job his mentor (Nolan Richardson) once held. He did excellent jobs at UAB and Missouri and his 17-11 (5-8 in the SEC) record is about on pace for a team which ended last year 18-13 (7-9 in the SEC). Still, one wonders what “might have been” this year if the 6-7 Powell (10.8-4.5 LY and 19.5-6.0 in two games TY) was not lost to a season-ending injury so early? The Razorbacks frontcourt features two freshman in the 6-10 Mickelson (5.3-3.6) and the 6-7 Abron (6.0-4.5) plus 6-8 vets Sanchez (4.1-3.4) and 6-9 Waithe (5.3-3.4). However, the team's real strength is its perimeter group. Freshman guard Young (15.4-3.0-2.2) leads the team in scoring off the bench while the trio of Wade (10.4), Scott (9.7-3.5-2.4) and Nobles (8.9-3.7-3.3) typically start. Another freshman, Madden (6.6-3.4), is also contributing off the bench in the backcourt. Arkansas is 17-2 at home in Fayetteville this year but 0-8 SU (1-7 ATS) in true road games, covering only at Alabama as 11 1/2-point underdogs. Auburn comes in 14-13 (4-9 SEC) but the Tigers are 13-2 SU at home (lost to Kentucky and Alabama). Auburn starts guards Sullivan (12.4), and Wallace (3.2) with swingman Payne (3.7-3.8) plus the 6-8 Gabriel (12.2-7.7) and the 6-10 Chubb (8.5-4.9). Coming off the bench are guards Ward (8.9-3.1-3.8) and Denson (8.5). Auburn almost won at Arkansas (lost 56-53) earlier this year and now get the Razorbacks on the road, where they have yet to win. It’s also noteworthy that the Razorbacks have IMPLODED in their last two home games as well, losing 98-68 to Florida and even more significantly, 79-68 to Alabama which played without its two top scorers, Green (14.1-7.2) and Mitchell 13.1-7.0), whom were both suspended. Tigers over Razorbacks in this one comes with “room to spare.”