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Coach Tark & BiffbasketballAll basketball, both college and pro, is discussed here on daily basis from late October to mid-June; we give info on every NBA game every day, and give info on top 13 college games every day. Good luck with your handicapping…keep in mind when I reference college hoop rankings, there are 351 teams.

I’ve added a table on bottom of this page which breaks down how the home favorites, home underdogs do in each conference we follow. .

College basketball knowledge is posted every day thru the Final Four.

 

National title game, Glendale, AZ- Monday
Last three national title games had similar small spreads to tonight; underdogs won all three. North Carolina lost the national title game at the buzzer last year; they’ve waited a year for tonight, but PG Berry has a bum ankle and isn’t near 100% (2-14 from floor vs Oregon, 6-26 in last two games). Tar Heels are 17-2 outside the ACC, losing to Indiana-Kentucky in December. Gonzaga’s only loss was to BYU at home on Senior Night; Bulldogs are 7-0 vs top 20 teams, with wins over Florida/Iowa St/Arizona- they’re #134 experience team that plays pace #77. Carolina is #107 experience team that plays pace #42. UNC is #1 offensive rebounding team in country (41.7% of their misses) but Zags are #47 in country on defensive boards. My pick? North Carolina by 5 and the over.

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No NBA games tonite

Conference finals:
San Antonio-Golden State
GState 113-111, -10, O209.5
GState 136-100, -13, O211
GState 120-108, -9.5, U215.5
GState 129-115, -11, O218.5
Warriors win series, 4-0

Cleveland-Boston
Clev 117-104, -4.5, O219
Clev 130-86, -5, U218.5
Boston 111-108, +16, O215.5
Clev 112-99, -15, U215
Clev 135-102, -10, O214
Cavaliers win series, 4-1

Second round playoff series:
Boston-Washington
Bos 123-111, -4.5, O216
Bos 129-119 O, -5, O218.5
Wash 116-89, -5.5, U218
Wash 121-102, -5, O214.5
Bos 123-101, -4, O218
Wash 92-91, -5, U215.5
Boston 115-105, -5, O211
Celtics win series 4-3

Cleveland-Toronto
Clev 116-105, -7, O211
Clev 125-103, -7, O214.5
Clev 115-94, -3, U215
Clev 109-102, -7, O210.5
Cavaliers win series, 4-0

San Antonio-Houston
Hst 126-99, +6, O215.5
SA 121-96, -5.5, O215
SA 103-92, +5.5, U215
Hst 125-104, -5, O213.5
SA 110-107 OT, -5.5, O216
SA 114-75, -5, U215
Spurs win series, 4-2

Golden State-Utah
GState 106-94, -13, U206.5
GState 115-104, -13.5, O206
GState 102-91, -7, U209
GState 121-95, -9, O207
Warriors win series 4-0

Favorites 12-6-1 (32-28-2)
Over 12-7 (34-28)

First round playoff series:
Boston-Chicago
Chi 106-102, +7, O207
Chi 111-97, +7.5, O206.5
Bos 104-87, -2.5, U206
Bos 104-95, -1.5, U204
Bos 108-97, –7.5, U205.5
Bos 105-83, -2, U203
Celtics win series 4-2

Cleveland-Indiana
Clev 109-108, -9, O208.5
Clev 117-111, -9, O210
Clev 119-114, –1.5, O210
Clev 106-102, -4, U214
Cavaliers win series, 4-0

Toronto-Milwaukee
Mil 97-83, +7.5, U197.5
Tor 106-100, -8, O195
Mil 104-77, –2, U197
Tor 87-76, +2.5, U194
Tor 118-93, -6, O193
Tor 92-89, +1.5, U196.5
Raptors win series, 4-2

Washington-Atlanta
Wash 114-107, -5.5, O209.5
Wash 109-101, -6.5, U211.5
All 110-108, -2.5, O211
Atl 111-101, -2.5 U212.5
Wash 103-99, -6.5, U212
Wash 115-99, +3, O208.5
Wizards win series, 4-2

Golden State-Portland
GState 121-109, -15.5, O220
GState 110-81, –12, U219
GState 119-113, -5, O217.5
GState 128-103, -9, O222.5
Warriors win series, 4-0

San Antonio-Memphis
SA 111-82, -9.5, O190.5
SA 96-82, -10.5, U189
Mem 105-94, +3.5, O188
Mem 110-108, +5.5, O187
SA 116-103, -10.5, O188.5
SA 103-96, -5.5, O190.5
Spurs win series, 4-2

Houston-Oklahoma City
Hst 118-87 -7.5, U227.5
Hst 115-111, -7.5, O225.5
OC 115-113, -2.5, O224
Hst 113-109, +1, U223.5
Hst 105-99, -7.5, U223.5
Rockets win series, 4-1

LA Clippers-Utah
Utah 97-95, +6, U198.5
LAC 99-91, -9, U200
LAC 111-106, -1.5, O197.5
Utah 105-98, -5, O196
Utah 96-92, +3, U195.5
LAC 96-93, +5.5, U195.5
Utah 104-91, +3.5, O190.5
Jazz wins series, 4-3

Favorites: 19-24-1 vs spread
Over: 23-21

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thru March 5 (2016-17)
HF
HU
H
American 32-23-2 17-19-1 49-43-3
ACC 44-37-2 27-14-1 72-52-3
Atlantic 14 36-42-1 15-23 43-59-1
Big 14 44-39-1 17-9-1 61-49-1
Big X 25-34-3 11-12 37-47-3
Big East 27-28-3 15-14-2 43-42-5
Big Sky 29-37-2 15-18-2 45-57-4
Big West 25-25 12-7 37-32
CAA 25-28-2 13-13 40-43-2
C-USA 40-35-3 23-18 64-55-3
Horizon 27-33 9-18 38-52
Ivy 15-18-2 8-13-1 22-27-3
MAAC
28-37-2
11-26
38-63-2
MAC 30-44-2 15-12-1 49-64-2
Missouri Valley 25-26-1 14-16 40-42-1
Mountain West 33-36-2 11-11-1 44-50-3
Ohio Valley 28-38 11-16-1 39-55-1
Pac-12 33-32 18-19-2 51-51-2
SEC 41-45-1 16-17 57-63-1
Southern 26-28-3 11-15 35-43-3
Summit 27-24 8-6 37-31
Sun Belt 35-38 15-11-1 50-50-1
WCC 24-30 8-24-3 30-51-3