NCAA Tournament Lines Updated

The Big East Tournament got off to a profitable start for underdog bettors as South Florida upset Villanova Tuesday and eyes now point to some of the other glam conferences.

The Big 12, where Kansas is the heavy favorite to claim the conference title, and Conference USA, where UTEP and UAB are neck and neck for the best tournament odds, tip off Wednesday.

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Big East Lines: UConn Georgetown

UConn takes on Georgetown at noon Wednesday in what could be the day's most interesting tournament battle as the Big East has already claimed a significant upset victim.

Villanova was take out by SFU Tuesday and this battle pits a pair of Top 25-ranked schools trying to earn a spot against Pittsburgh tomorrow.

Georgetown has struggled of late, just 2-7 ATS in their past 9 games but the over under is where many bettors are focusing their attention. The most recent battles between the Hoyas and Huskies have seen UNDERs prevail for the most part.

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Hornets battle Mavs on NBA odds

Visiting The Big Easy has not been easy of late for the Dallas Mavericks, who look to end a streak of misery at New Orleans Arena against the Hornets today.

Dallas has lost 10 in  row here with their last win being March 27, 2007. And it's not like their backers have enjoyed the streak by covering a lot of Hornets Mavericks point spreads, as the Hornets are 8-2 ATS during that stretch.

The scores prediction model here at OddsShark points to a Mavs win, with or without concussed Chris Paul in the lineup (he is day-to-day). The Hornets scored just 77 points in their first game without their stud point guard.

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Big 12, Pac-10 Betting Preview

College basketball bettors will be chomping at the bit to pick their early favorites in the opening rounds of the Big 12 and Pac-10 conference tournaments in  betting action on Wednesday.

Colorado (19-12 SU, 13-11 ATS) is a 4.5-point favorite at Sportsbook.ag when they meet Iowa State (16-15 SU, 13-12 ATS) in an early Big 12 college hoops betting matchup. The Buffaloes have beaten the Buckeyes in two of the last three, but it was Iowa State who took last week’s meeting.

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UFC 128 Betting Preview

Every now and then the UFC has a fight lined up that everyone knows will be a classic, and one of those fights is going to headline UFC 128 on March 19 in New Jersey.

The biggest prospect in MMA will get his first shot at a world title when Jon “Bones” Jones steps into the Octagon against UFC Light Heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

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Lakers, Hawks NBA Lines

The Lakers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Hawks in Atlanta at Philips Arena on Tuesday in NBA action.

The Hawks currently sports a record of 37-26, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 28-35 ATS. The Lakers are 45-19 and 31-33 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Hawks post a 26-37 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Lakers have gone 25-39 against the number.

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DePaul vs. UConn Odds

The Huskies will be trying to slam the DePaul Blue Demons on Tuesday when the teams tip off at Madison Square Garden in college betting action.

This game is part of the Big East Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Madison Square Garden.

The Blue Demons will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 14-13-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Huskies are 13-11 ATS. DePaul is 16-11 against the total, while Connecticut is 10-13-1 versus the number.

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Bruins, Canadiens on NHL lines

The Montreal Canadiens look to continue their dominance over the Boston Bruins when the teams meet for the fifth time this season on the NHL betting lines on Tuesday night

The Canadiens have won five of the last six meetings with Boston, but did lose the last game 8-6 in February. Montreal has been red hot of late - winning four of the last five. They could be a good steal at -110 on the NHL betting lines at Sportsbook.ag at home.

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2011 Big East Tournament Betting Odds

The DePaul Blue Demons will have the unenviable task of trying to knock off the  favored Connecticut Huskies when the two tip off in the opening round of the Big East tourney in NCAAB betting action on Tuesday afternoon.

Connecticut (21-9 SU, 13-11 ATS) has a record that on paper looks very promising for a deep run in the conference tournament, but they have suffered all nine losses within the Big East. Bettors would normally step back to consider an upset bet instead - but their opponents DePaul have just one win in conference play and only went 7-23 in the regular season.

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NCAAB Power Rankings: March 7

The Big 12 remains on top of the college basketball Power Rankings as the Texas Longhorns and the Kansas Jayhawks retained their hold on the first two spots.

Despite slumping to end the season no one has been able to knock the Longhorns out of the top spot. Texas went 2-3 both SU and ATS in their final five games, but their strong offensive and defensive numbers still have them at No. 1 after the computer tabulated all the data.

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