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NCAA Hoops: Illinois vs. Texas betting odds and preview
2010-11-18 Illinois vs. Texas betting lines: Texas +3.5, O/U 139.5

After disappointing 2009-10 campaigns, which included a one-and-done in the NCAA Tournament, and a third-round NIT loss, Texas and Illinois are on a mission to prove that last season was a speed bump, and this season will be the express lane that will take them deep into the big dance.

The Fighting Illini returned all five starters from last season’s team, are off to a 3-0 start and are showing several good signs early this season. The guard trio of Demetri McCamey, D.J. Richardson, and Brandon Paul are shooting a combined 47.4% from beyond the arc. Meanwhile, the Illini as a team is shooting over 54% FG on the season. Head coach Bruce Weber has been impressed with his team’s defense, as Illinois is holding its opponents to just 36% shooting from the field. On the interior of that defense, senior center Mike Tisdale is averaging 7.7 RPG to go with 2.3 BPG.

The college basketball betting crowd over at think Illinois is the way to bet as an overwhelming 92 percent of the cash is on the Illini.

Texas head coach Rick Barnes spent much of the offseason revamping the Longhorns’ offense. Now he has put that new offense in the hands of the new kids on the block in Austin, freshman point guard Cory Joseph and fellow freshman Tristan Thompson. In the November 10 victory over Louisiana Tech, Joseph had eight points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals. Meanwhile, all Thompson did was tack on 17 points coming off the bench. Between the two freshmen, and sophomore Jordan Hamilton, who is averaging 22.5 PPG thru two games, the new offense seems to be working well.

Expect Texas to get a major test from the length of Tisdale, Mike Davis and the rest of the Illinois defense. In the backcourt, the challenge of the young Texas guards going against the experienced shooting trio of McCamey, Richardson and Paul from Illinois should be an equally intriguing match-up. Seeing it all play out on the Madison Square Garden stage will be a fitting backdrop for two teams who want nothing to do with returning to the Garden in March for that "other" postseason tournament.

To bet on this game or any other game on tonight’s college basketball betting board, head over to now.

CBB: NCAA Round Two Trends

The NCAA tournament moves into the second round on Saturday and Sunday, as the field will be trimmed from 32 o 16 teams. Fans can only hope that this round offers up as many exciting games as the first round did. Bettors can follow the action all weekend long on the LIVE ODDS and GAME MATCHUPS pages of For now though, be sure to give some consideration to these historical second round trends, straight from the 2010 StatFox College Basketball Tournament Handicapping Guide.
- There was only one upset last year in the second round, as the better seeds, all favored, went 15-1 SU & 11-5 ATS (69%). OVER the total was 12-4 (75%).
- Sunday is the more popular upset day of the opening weekend, with 36 of the 61 lower seed wins happening then. In fact, the worse seeds own a straight up record of 36-48 SU, or 42.9%. They are also 47-41 ATS, 53.0%.
- Double-digit favorites in the second round are on a he run of 23-0 SU & 17-6 ATS (74%) since ‘01.
- #1 seeds have really picked up the scoring in their second round games, going 28-15 OVER (65%) while scoring 80 PPG.
- #2 seed’s that win their opening round game are just 11-16 ATS (41%) in the second round. When favored by 6-points or less, they are just 6-14 ATS (30%) in their L20. Their last seven games have gone OVER the total.
- All eight #3 seeds have reached the Sweet 16 in the last two tournaments, boasting a 8-0 SU & 7-1 ATS record in Round Two. They are also 8-3-1 OVER the total since ’07 (73%).
- The #4 seeds should be on upset alert in the second round, with just a 16-18 SU & 11-23 ATS (32%) mark since ’98.
- Upset winners from the first round are just 4-11 ATS (27%) when trying to pull off another upset in the second round over the last two years.
- In second round games where a double-digit numbered seed has met one #6 or worse, the better seed is 9-0 SU & 8-0-1 ATS (100%) over the L10 years.

Top Four NCAA Seeds Set in Stone

One of the most anticipated televised programs for college basketball fans is this Sunday’s Selection Show on CBS. This is where the entire field of 65 teams is announced and college basketball teams anxiously await to find who, where and if they are part of the illustrious field. In most years, the top seeds are in question, pending the outcomes of conference tournaments. Most of the time a couple of the top teams are considered safe during Championship Week, however anywhere from four to eight teams come down the stretch with at least an outside chance to snag a coveted No.1 seed. Until this year. Read on for a look at the teams figured to snare the #1's on Sunday then head over to the FUTURES page to get the tournament championship odds on all the teams.

All season we have listened to the offerings of ESPN’s Jay Bilas telling us there are no great teams, which is partially correct, but sometimes true greatness isn’t measured until we’ve had time to reflect.

For the last couple of weeks, we have also been told that this year’s NCAA tournament could be “one of the wackiest ever” (from Dick Vitale) and as many as eight to 12 teams are capable of putting together a six game winning streak and be crowned champions.

Unless a catastrophic injury occurs, like what happened to Purdue, the four number one seeds are already locked. Kansas, Kentucky, Syracuse and Duke will be at the top of each of the four regions, thus saving you from having to watch the first five minutes of the Selection Show should you so choose.

You can put in the book, even if all your teams were to lose their first game of the conference tournament, they would all still emerge as No.1’s.

What makes me so sure, all you have to do is look up the odds to win the national championship at This is how it currently reads.
Kansas +200 (bet $100 to win $200)
Kentucky +300
Syracuse +300
Duke +700

They are the top four teams in every legitimate ranking service and the next group down is for the near-sighted.

Until last week, Kansas State still had a argument, sort of an under the radar choice, but losing to the Jayhawks in Lawrence and carrying that baggage around to falter against Iowa State at home a few days later, takes them out of contention.

Purdue had a very legit chance to crack this cluster, however the unfortunate loss of Robbie Hummel still leaves the Boilermakers high in the polls, but not to those placing futures wagers. Purdue is down to +3500 to be crowned champions, placing them below Wisconsin (+2500), but above Tennessee (+5000).

I asked COO Ken White of Las Vegas Sports Consultants what he would speculate Purdue would have been with healthy Hummel and he said “Purdue opened (the season) at 12-1 and if Hummel had not been injured, the Boilermakers would likely have been 7 to 1 or 8 to 1”.

West Virginia and Ohio State are among the favorites to win the Big East and Big Ten conference tournaments, however even if they did come away as titlist’s, the Mountaineers have six losses and until knocking off Villanova last week, there most impressive road was against Seton Hall (?). The Buckeyes have suffered seven defeats and the loss at North Carolina back in November doesn’t help the resume now and they were also beaten by West Virginia. Both teams are +1200 to win it all.

A case could be made for New Mexico, if they were 31-0 instead of 28-3. Much like a non-BCS conferences in football, the Lobos spectacular surprise season is outstanding, just not good enough to be top seed unless they were unscathed. Interestingly, New Mexico is +4500 to be national champions.

In the end, if there are truly no great teams, than what is the rest of the field? Is this the year a Villanova (’85) or N.C. State (’74) from yesteryear comes out of nowhere to pull a Buster Douglas and shock the world? We are about to find out, backed with the knowledge whom the top four seeds already are.