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Husky Men's Basketball

The latest news and analysis on Husky men's hoops.

March 17, 2008 at 9:09 PM

Huskies favored by 10

So here’s the real reason for the College Basketball Invitational — 17 more college basketball games to bet on.
Yep, there are spreads out already on the inaugural edition of the CBI, with the Huskies having been installed as 10-point favorites on Valpo. The over-under is 144, which means that taking the line at its most literal, the oddsmakers are calling for UW to win 76-66.
If recent trends are any indication, the Huskies might be a good bet.
Interestingly enough, the Huskies had almost the same record against the spread this year as straight up — 15-16-1 against the number, 16-16 on the court.
But in both settings, UW has been better of late. The Huskies have won six of their last nine against the spread, and five of the last seven, one of the losses coming when they lost to Cal by three (when the Bears were two-point favorites) in the Pac-10 tourney game they played without Jon Brockman. For what it’s worth, UW was a three-point underdog when it played at Cal with Brockman 10 days earlier, meaning Vegas didn’t account a whole lot for his absence, or maybe didn’t really realize it.
UW was 9-8-1 against the spread in Pac-10 play (the push came in the opener against WSU), and 15-10-1 in its last 26 games after starting out 0-6 (Vegas likely correcting a bit after UW’s sluggish start).
The over has also been a good bet recently in UW games as the last five games have gone over. That’s in contrast to an amazing 10 straight games going under earlier in the year (from the loss at home to Pitt to the win at home over Oregon), which also likely resulted in some reevaluating of the Huskies by the oddsmakers.
But it also does speak a little bit to UW scoring better of late — after being held in the 50s six times in the first 13 Pac-10 games, the Huskies have scored 73 or more in all but one of their last seven (the other was 63 against ASU).
Valparaiso was 13-15-1 against the spread this year (no line set in the other games) and has gone over the total in the last four.

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