Hollywood Sports' 25* CBI TOTAL OF THE MONTH: Frank Sawyer's Hollywood Sports was 2-1 in the NCAA Tournament yesterday to fuel his RED HOT 27-14 (66%) March run in CBB action. Now Frank spots an OUTSTANDING O/U OPPORTUNITY in the CBI tournament that is worthy of his highest-rated 25* seal of approval while being backed by a DYNAMITE 32-7 combined angle. CA$H IT IN!
Game: Butler at Pennsylvania Mar 19 2012 8:00PM
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: At 8:00 PM EST on Monday, we will be playing Under the Total in the game between the Butler Bulldogs and the Pennsylvania Quakers in the Quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational tournament. Butler (21-14) enters this game coming off their 75-58 win versus Delaware in the opening round of the CBI tournament as a 10-point favorite. The Bulldogs are playing solid defense as of late by holding their last five opponents to just 59.0 PPG. Butler has played 9 of their last 12 games Under the Total after a point spread victory. The Bulldogs have also played 4 of their last 5 games on the road Under the Total. And in their last 5 games against teams with a winning percentage over 60%, Butler has played 4 of these games Under the Total.
Pennsylvania (20-12) nailed 13 of 27 shots from behind the arc (48.1%) en route to their 74-63 win versus Quinnipiac in the opening round of the CBI as a 4.5-point favorite. While the Quakers do shoot 37.9% from behind the 3-point line, they are a definite strong candidate for regression now when facing this Butler team that has held their last five opponents to just a 28.0% shooting percentage from behind the arc. Penn has played 4 straight games Under the Total following a point spread win. The Quakers have also played 6 straight games Under the Total against teams with a winning record. And in their last 7 games on their home court, Penn has played 5 of these games Under the Total. Together, these team trends produce our specific 32-7 combined winning angle for this situation. Lastly, because Butler has played three straight games that finished Under the Total, the Under is supported by a historical angle that has been 63% effective since 1997. In games with the Total set in the 120-129.5 range between two teams that score 63-67 PPG (Butler: 63.6 PPG, Penn: 65.4 PPG), when one team has played at least three straight games Under the Total, this game finished Under the Total in 75 of the last 119 situations where these conditions applied. 25* CBB College Basketball Invitational Total of the Month with Under the Total in the game between the Butler Bulldogs and the Pennsylvania Quakers. Best of luck for us -- Frank.