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Game: South Florida at Temple Mar 16 2012 9:50PM
Grade: Loser (-110)
Reason: I'm playing on TEMPLE. The Bulls already have a win under their belts. That didn't help BYU or Western Kentucky much though - and I don't expect it to save the Bulls here either. The Owls hail from the lesser conference. The A-10 is still a very tough league though and the Owls won the regular season title. I believe they're the higher seed (and the favorite) for good reason here. The Owls are both talented and experienced. They've been here before and are hungry for success. This is their fifth straight and 30th tournament overall. Seniors Ramone Moore, Juan Fernandez and graduate Micheal Eric are looking to go out with a bang and feel this team is capable of making some noise. Moore was quoted as saying: "This is our last go-round. So however far we can make it, it would be great. I think the Elite Eight you know says a lot about the teams that we had in the past, how great of a tradition Temple basketball has had through the years. And like I said, it would just be great, but I mean we donít want to try to look too far ahead..." Note that the Bulls, who reportedly were up late "watching their dunks on TV," are 0-4 ATS in lined games when playing with one or less day's rest in between games. The Owls, a team which defeated Duke this season, are 7-3 SU the last 10 times that they played with five or six day's rest in between games. They're also a commanding 7-1 ATS their last eight against the Big East, including a double-digit win over Villanova this season. I expect them to improve on those stats this evening. *10