Hoops


2020-21 college basketball
Saturday’s college hoop games:
Ohio State @ Illinois

Ohio State (10-3, 4-3)
— ranked #17 by KenPom
— Tempo: #294
— Experience: #91
— Continuity: #160
— Buckeyes are 1-3 SU on Big 14 road, 1-0-1 ATS as road underdogs.
— Ohio State won three of its last four games.
— Buckeyes are rebounding 33% of their own missed shots (#51).

Illinois (9-4, 5-2)
— ranked #7 by KenPom
— Tempo: #86
— Experience: #218
— Continuity: #42
— Illinois won four of its last five games.
— You’re reading armadillosports.com
— Illini is 3-1 SU in Big 14 home games, 2-2 ATS as home favorites.  
— Illinois is shooting 41.2% on the arc (#5). 

— Ohio State won nine of last 11 eleven games.
— Teams split last six meetings played here.

North Carolina @ Florida State
North Carolina (8-4, 3-2)
— ranked #35 by KenPom
— Tempo: #82
— Experience: #324
— Continuity: #147
— Carolina won its last three games, by 1-2-6 points.
— Tar Heels are turning ball over 21.6% of time (#267)
— UNC lost three of four true road games, winning by 2 at Miami.

Florida State (6-2, 2-1)
— ranked #25 by KenPom
— Tempo: #136
— Experience: #106
— Continuity: #103
— FSU split its last four games, after a 4-0 start.     
— Seminoles are 2-0 in ACC home tilts, beating Ga Tech by 13, NC State by 32.  
— Florida State is 2nd-tallest team in country.

— North Carolina won eight of last ten series games.
— Tar Heels lost last two visits here, 81-80/65-59.

San Diego State @ Utah State
San Diego State (9-3, 3-2)
— ranked #41 by KenPom
— Tempo: #335
— Experience: #6
— Continuity: #41
— Aztecs won three of last four games, but lost 57-45 here Thursday.
— San Diego State won its only other true road game, by 12 at Arizona St.
— Aztecs are forcing turnovers 22.7% of time (#37).

Utah State (10-3, 7-0)
— ranked #49 by KenPom
— Tempo: #175
— Experience: #266
— Continuity: #146
— Aggies won last nine games, after a 1-3 start.   
— Utah State is 1-3 vs top 100 teams (schedule #211).  
— Aggies have #14 eFG% defense in country.

— Utah State won four of last six series games.
— Aztecs won four of their last five visits to Logan.

Creighton @ Butler
Creighton (10-2, 6-1)
— ranked #10 by KenPom
— Tempo: #97
— Experience: #45
— Continuity: #21
— Creighton is 3-0 on Big East road, winning by 18-2-2 points.
— Bluejays won their last six games overall.
— Creighton is shooting 38.8% on the arc (#24)- their eFG% is #9. 

Butler (3-7, 2-5)
— ranked #100 by KenPom
— Tempo: #292
— Experience: #248
— Continuity: #264
— Bulldogs lost four of their last five games.
— Butler is 2-1 at home in Big East, losing only to UConn.
— Butler has #299 eFG% defense in country.  

— Home side won last six series games.
— Creighton lost last three games in Hinkle, by 25-15-14 points.

Marquette @ St John’s
Marquette (7-6, 3-4)
— ranked #53 by KenPom
— Tempo: #247
— Experience: #196
— Continuity: #173
— Marquette lost four of its last six games overall.
— Marquette is 2-1 on Big East road, losing 91-88 at Xavier 
— Marquette doesn’t force many turnovers (15.7%, #320).

St John’s (7-6, 2-5)
— ranked #86 by KenPom
— Tempo: #18
— Experience: #257
— Continuity: #187
— Johnnies are 2-1 at home in Big East, losing by 18 to Creighton. 
— Red Storm has #324 eFG% defense in country.
— Big East home underdogs are 4-5 ATS this year.

— Home side won seven of last eight series games.
— Marquette lost last four visits here, by 14-8-20-2 points.

Michigan @ Minnesota
Michigan (11-0, 6-0)
— ranked #4 by KenPom
— Tempo: #234
— Experience: #63
— Continuity: #142
— Michigan won Big 14 road tilts at Nebraska/Minnesota, both by 11.
— Wolverines are shooting 60.7% inside arc (#7)
— Michigan’s last five wins are all by 11+ points.

Minnesota (10-4, 3-4)
— ranked #34 by KenPom
— Tempo: #58
— Experience: #132
— Continuity: #186
— Gophers are 3-0 at home, 0-4 on road in Big 14 games.
— Big 14 home underdogs are 8-6 ATS this season.
— Minnesota lost 82-57 in Ann Arbor ten days ago.

— Michigan won six of last seven series games.
— Wolverines won six of last seven visits to Minnesota.

Kentucky @ Auburn
Kentucky (4-7, 3-1)
— ranked #51 by KenPom
— Tempo: #238
— Experience: #340
— Continuity: #341
— Kentucky won three of last four games, winning at Miss State/Florida.
— Wildcats are turning ball over 21.3% of time (#259).
— Kentucky has #283 eFG% in country, shooting #257 inside arc, #269 on arc.

Auburn (7-6, 1-4)
— ranked #73 by KenPom
— Tempo: #78
— Experience: #345
— Continuity: #312
— Auburn is 0-2 at home in SEC, losing by 12 to Arkansas, 4 to Alabama.
— Tigers are turning ball over 23.5% of time (#316). 
— SEC home favorites of 3 or fewer points are 6-5 ATS.

— Home side won seven of last eight series games.
— Kentucky lost three of its last four visits to Auburn.

Stanford @ Colorado
Stanford (8-4, 4-2)
— ranked #45 by KenPom
— Tempo: #60
— Experience: #284
— Continuity: #56
— Cardinal won seven of their last nine games.  
— Stanford is 1-2 on Pac-12 road, winning by 10 at Oregon State.
— Cardinal lost four of their six top 100 games.

Colorado (10-3, 4-2)
— ranked #14 by KenPom
— Tempo: #228
— Experience: #28
— Continuity: #100
— Colorado won its last three games, giving up 63.3 ppg. 
— Buffs’ three losses were all on road, to top 30 teams.  
— Pac-12 home favorites of 8 or fewer points are 9-5 ATS.

— Colorado won 10 of last 12 series games.
— Cardinal lost their last six visits to Boulder.

Baylor @ Texas Tech
Baylor (11-0, 4-0)
— ranked #2 by KenPom
— Tempo: #168
— Experience: #129
— Continuity: #54
— Baylor won its four Big X games, all by 11+ points.
— Bears are forcing turnovers 26.8% of the time (#3)
— Baylor is 2-0 on Big X road, winning by 11 at Iowa State, 18 at TCU

Texas Tech (11-3, 4-2)
— ranked #12 by KenPom
— Tempo: #282
— Experience: #273
— Continuity: #267
— Tech won five of its last six games.   
— Tech’s two Big X losses: by 1 to Kansas, in OT to Oklahoma State. 
— Big X home underdogs of 5 or fewer points are 3-2-1 ATS.

— Baylor is 7-4 in last eleven series games.
— Bears lost three of last four visits to Lubbock (won 57-52 LY)

Arkansas @ Alabama
Arkansas (10-3, 2-3)
— ranked #34 by KenPom
— Tempo: #20
— Experience: #240
— Continuity: #331
— Hogs lost three of last four games, after a 9-0 start.
— Arkansas lost its last two road games, at Tennessee/LSU
— SEC teams are shooting 54.5% inside arc against them (#12 of 14).

Alabama (10-3, 5-0)
— ranked #22 by KenPom
— Tempo: #16
— Experience: #119
— Continuity: #157
— Alabama won its last six games, after a 4-3 start. 
— You’re reading armadillosports.com
— Alabama is 2-0 at home in SEC, beating Ole Miss by 18, Florida by 15.     
— SEC home favorites of 3 or fewer points are 6-5 ATS.

— Arkansas won last six series games.
— Razorbacks won last three visits here, by 1-3-4 points.

Virginia @ Clemson
Virginia (8-2, 4-0)
— ranked #18 by KenPom
— Tempo: #357
— Experience: #135
— Continuity: #164
— Virginia won its four ACC games, giving up 58.8 ppg.
— Cavaliers are shooting 58.5% inside arc (#9)
— Virginia is playing slowest tempo of any team in country.

Clemson (9-1, 3-1)
— ranked #19 by KenPom
— Tempo: #293
— Experience: #183
— Continuity: #106
— Clemson’s only loss was 66-60 at Virginia Tech.
— Tigers won their last four games, giving up 58.3 ppg.
— Clemson is forcing turnovers 26.4% of time (#7).

— Virginia won last ten series games.
— Cavaliers won last four visits to the Palmetto State.

Gonzaga @ Saint Mary’s
Gonzaga (13-0, 4-0)
— ranked #9 by KenPom
— Tempo: #9
— Experience: #259
— Continuity: #177
— Zags won first four WCC games, all by 17+ points.
— Gonzaga is shooting 65.1% inside arc (#2)
— Zags won their only true road game, 116-88 at Portland.

Saint Mary’s (9-4, 0-2)
— ranked #82 by KenPom
— Tempo: #354
— Experience: #264
— Continuity: #226
— Gaels lost three of their last four games. 
— Saint Mary’s lost first two WCC games, scoring 64-52 points.
— Gaels are 2-3 in top 100 games, beating Colorado St, South Dakota St.

— Gonzaga won 10 of last 12 series games.
— Zags won three of last five visits to Moraga (won 90-60 here LY)

BYU @ San Francisco
BYU (10-3, 1-1)
— ranked #56 by KenPom
— Tempo: #143
— Experience: #76
— Continuity: #263
— BYU won five of its last six games, losing only at Gonzaga.
— Cougars have road wins at Utah State, San Diego State, St Mary’s.
— BYU has #55 eFG% defense in country.     

San Francisco (9-6, 3-2)
— ranked #78 by KenPom
— Tempo: #156
— Experience: #80
— Continuity: #161
— USF split its last eight games, after a 5-2 start. 
— Dons are 1-3 in top 100 games, with only win over Virginia.
— 50.3% of their shots come behind the arc (#7).

— USF won three of last four series games, after an 0-11 drought.
— BYU lost 82-63/83-82 in their last two visits here. 

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