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Monday’s games
Virginia won six of last seven games but struggled vs Notre Dame Saturday; they’re 3-1 as a road favorite this year. Virginia made 13-24 on arc, led 44-22 at halftime of a 81-59 home win over Va Tech Jan 15; teams split their season series the last three years. Cavaliers lost two of last three visits here, but won 78-52 here LY. Tech is 5-1 in ACC home games, with only loss to Louisville. Underdogs are 5-3 vs spread in last eight series games. Virginia covered 10 of last 12 games as an ACC road favorite; last five years, Hokies are 17-3 as an ACC home underdogs (0-0 this year). 

Wisconsin won 72-60 at Illinois Jan 23, Badgers’ 14th win in a row over Illinois, which lost its last seven visits to Madison, all by 9+ points, five by 14+. Illini won its last four games after a 6-14 start; they’re 1-5 on Big 14 road, losing by 15-8-2-24-11 points, with win at Ohio St. Wisconsin lost its last two games (scoring 52-59 points0 after starting 9-3 in league; they’re 4-3 SU at home in conference. In Underwood era, Illini is 7-8 as a Big 14 road underdog, 4-3 this year; Badgers are 5-7 in last dozen games as a home favorite, 2-4 this year. 

Kansas State beat West Virginia 71-69 at home Jan 9, after being down 21 early in second half; K-State was +11 (17-6) in turnovers that nite. Mountaineers won eight of last ten series games; KSU lost its last five visits here, by 10-4-15-19-38 points. Long trip for K-State after home loss to Iowa St Saturday; Wildcats won five of last six on road. WVU lost 11 of last 13 games; they lost four of six Big X home games. Long trip Last four years, Wildcats are 4-1 as a Big X road favorite, 1-0 this year; WVU is 9-11 in last 20 games as a home favorite, 0-2 this year. 

TCU outscored Oklahoma State 20-11 over final 5:28 of their 70-68 home win over the Cowboys Feb 6; Horned Frogs won last three series games, by 13-20-2 points, but they lost five of last six visits to Stillwater, winning 79-66 here LY. TCU lost its last two games, is 5-7 in Big X, 1-5 on road, with only win at Iowa St. OSU lost five in rows eight of last nine games; they’re 2-5 in last seven home games, beating Texas, South Carolina. Under Dixon, TCU is 2-1 as a Big X road favorite; Cowboys are 5-7 in last dozen games as a home underdog, 1-4 this year. 

Idaho lost 16 of its last 17 games, but the win was 74-71 at home over Eastern Washington Jan 3; Vandals were up 43-23 at the half- they made 10-19 on arc that night. Idaho won five of last seven series games, but lost three of last four visits to Cheney, losing by 3-14-7 points. Vandals lost its last 10 games; they were off Saturday, while EWU was beating Northern Colorado in OT Saturday. Eagles have won their last six home games. Idaho is 10-15 in last 25 games as a road underdog, 1-4 this year; Eagles are 19-11 in last 30 games as a home favorite, 3-1 this year. 

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Today’s Tip
Matt Olson under 32.5 home runs this season

2018-19 college basketball record: 4-3, plus 21 watsons
NBA record: 
Future bets: 

Pending future bets:
– Marquette (11-4) to win the Big East tournament.
– Houston Astros (6-1) to win World Series
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NBA Finals
GState 124-114 OT, -13, O217.5
GState 122-103, -11.5, O216.5
GState 110-102, -3.5, U216
GState 108-85, -2.5, U216
Warriors win title, 4-0

Conference finals
Cavaliers-Celtics
Bos 108-83, +1, U204.5
Bos 107-94, +1, U205.5
Clev 116-86, -6.5, U207
Clev 111-102, -7, O205
Bos 96-83, -1.5, U205
Clev 109-99, -7, O201.5
Clev 87-79, +2.5, U197
Cavaliers win series, 4-3

Warriors-Rockets
GState 119-106, -1.5, U225.5
Hst 127-105, -1.5, O225
GState 126-85, -7, U228
Hst 95-92, +8, U227
Hst 98-94, +1, U220
GState 115-86, -12.5, U214.5
GState 101-92, -6, U208.5
Warriors win series, 4-3

Second Round
Pelicans-Warriors
GState 123-101, -7.5, O223.5
GState 121-116, -11, O229
NO 119-100, +5, U232.5
GState 118-92, -6, U231.5
GState 113-104, -12, U230
Warriors win series, 4-1

Jazz-Rockets
Hst 110-96, -11.5, U206.5
Utah 116-108, +10.5, O205
Hst 113-92, -4.5, U209.5
Hst 100-87, -6, U211
Hst 112-102, -11.5, O208
Rockets win series, 4-1

76ers-Celtics
Bos 117-101, +5, O205
Bos 108-103, +3.5, O206.5
Bos 101-98 OT, +9.5, U206.5
Phil 103-92, -7, U206.5
Bos 114-112, -1.5, O204.5
Celtics win series, 4-1

Cavaliers-Raptors
Clev 113-112 OT +7, O213.5
Clev 128-110, +7, O213.5
Clev 105-103, -4.5, U214.5
Clev 128-93, -5, O213
Cavaliers win series 4-0

First Round
Wizards-Raptors
Tor 114-106, -7.5, O211
Tor 130-119, -7, O214
Wsh 122-103, -1, O217.5
Wsh 106-98, +1.5, U217
Tor 108-97, -7, U216
Tor 102-92, -2, U214.5
Raptors win series, 4-2

Heat-76ers
Phil 130-103, -6.5, O212
Mia 113-103, +6.5, U217
Phil 128-108, -2.5, O213.5
Phil 106-102, -4, U212.5
Phil 104-91, -10, U215.5
76ers win series, 4-1

Bucks-Celtics
Bos 113-107 OT, -4.5, O199.5
Bos 120-106, -1, O200
Mil 116-92, -5, O205.5
Mil 104-102, -5.5, O203.5
Bos 92-87, -4.5, U202.5
Mil 97-86, -4.5, U201.5
Bos 112-96, -4.5, O196
Celtics win series, 4-3

Pacers-Cavaliers
Ind 98-80, +7.5, U212.5
Clev 100-97, -8, U209
Ind 92-90, -1.5, U209.5
Clev 104-100, -1.5, U206.5
Clev 98-95, -6.5, U206
Ind 121-87, -1.5, O202
Clev 105-101, -5.5, O200.5
Cavaliers win series, 4-3

Spurs-Warriors
GState 113-92, -8, U209.5
GState 116-101, -9 O205.5
GState 110-97, -3.5, O205.5
SA 103-90, +5.5, U206.5
GState 99-91, -11, U204.5
Warriors win series, 4-1

Pelicans-Blazers
NO 97-95, +5.5, U216.5
NO 111-102, +6, U216
NO 119-102, -3.5, O215.5
NO 131-123, -6.5, O217
Pelicans win series, 4-0

Jazz-Thunder
OKC 116-108, -4.5, O205
Utah 102-95, +4, U206.5
Utah 115-102, -5, O209
Utah 113-96, -5, O208
OKC 107-99, -2.5, U207.5
Utah 96-91, –7, U207.5
Jazz win series, 4-2

Wolves-Rockets
Hst 104-101, -11.5, U215.5
Hst 102-82, -10.5, U212.5
Minn 121-105, +6, O217
Hst 119-100, -6, O217
Hst 122-104, -12, O217
Rockets win series, 4-1