Larry Ness' 10* Conf Total G.O.M. (17-4 TY in CBB): Larry DOMINATED with his "featured" 10* CFB totals during the reg season & he's "doing it again" in CBB against the over/under line. This 28-year vet is now 17-4 (81%) with his 10* Conf Total of the Month releases TY, after a 3-0 run Tuesday-Thursday! "The winning resumes" Saturday with his latest 10* Conf Total of the Month. Want in?
Game: Princeton at Dartmouth Feb 25 2012 7:00PM
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: My 10* Ivy League Total of the Month is on Princeton/Dartmouth Over at 7:00 ET.
Regulars are well aware that my selective total plays (in all sports but particularly in CFB and CBB) typically zero in on low over/under lines allowing for a maximum "margin of error." Using that approach, I was 11-3-1 during the past regular season in CFB, releasing a single "featured" total each weekend. For college hoops (with so many more games), I needed to adjust my thinking. I carefully monitored the November games and then released a 10* December Total of the Month (12/17) on Georgia/USC over 106, winning with a 63-59 final (a better than 'two TD' margin!). Post January 1, I've released 20, 10* Conference Total of the Month plays, winning 16 to give me a 17-4 (81%) overall mark with my "featured" CBB totals. I put that record on the line Saturday in the Ivy League when Princeton visits Dartmouth. The Big Green defeated Brown 58-53 last Saturday night, giving them their first Ivy League win this season (had opened 0-9). The victory also snapped an 20-game slide in Ivy League play, which went back to last year when Dartmouth lost its final 11 league games. This year’s team gets contributions from three freshman, the 6-6 Brooks (9.2-6.7), the 6-8 Maldunas (8.9-7.3) and guard Golden (7.0-3.5). Not a SINGLE player is averaging as much as 10 PPG this season but a quartet of guards (Griffin, Melville, Rufful and Trotter) combine to average 26.5 PPG. Princeton tied Harvard for last year’s regular-season title and then won a one-game playoff to earn the Ivy’s lone NCAA bid but the Tigers are just 15-11 overall this year (including 6-4 in Ivy play), leaving them a distant fourth to 10-1 Harvard in this year’s standings. Princeton beat Harvard 70-62 in New Jersey back on Feb 11 but last night lost in Cambridge, 67-64. The Tigers played well, as the team's two leading scorers, the 6-7 Hummer (16.4-7.3) and guard Davis (13.3), each scored 14 points. Guard Bray (7.5-4.4-3.8) added nine points and four assists while the 6-8 Saunders (6.0-2.5) had 12 points and 6-11 center Connolly (5.1-3.8) had six points and seven rebounds. Princeton beat Dartmouth 59-47 at home back on Feb 10 but a check of the box score reveals that the Tigers’ best player, Ian Hummer, was an abysmal 0-11 from the floor, scoring just four points. Expect Hummer to be his usual self tonight and for the Tigers to continue a trend which has seen the team go 10-4-1 to the over in road games this year. Coming off that loss at Harvard, I expect that Princeton ‘D’ to be a little less “intense” tonight against hapless Dartmouth, allowing the Big Green to score more than usual. We’re going O-V-E-R!