Behind the Lines – Week 5Posted by rtmsf on January 14th, 2009
Obsessed With Sports will be providing coverage to RTC throughout the season.
Wednesday, January 13th
Temple at Pennsylvania
Behind The Line: Temple has covered their last 3 games, all coming against lesser competition. On the other side, Penn has failed to cover 4 straight times.
Baylor (21) at Texas A&M
Behind The Line: The line is going to be very small on this one. Baylor has not covered their last two cakewalks and are just 1-1 on the road. A&M is 10-0 at home and has covered 2 of their last 3. The time they did not cover was in a loss @ Oklahoma St
Thursday, January 14th
Xavier (16) at Rhode Island
Behind The Line: Xavier has covered 3 games in a row while Rhody has failed to do so in their last 2 attempts. Xavier fares well on the road. Xavier has won @ Cincinatti, @ Virginia and against Memphis on a “neutral” site.
North Carolina(6) at Virginia
Behind The Line: UNC is just 2-4 in their last 6 games against the spread. However, UVA is not much better, in their last 6 they are 3-3.
Saturday, January 16th
Wake Forest (3) at Clemson (9)
Behind The Line: Although these two teams are undefeated, based on the spread their last few games have much different results. Wake has covered their last 3 while Clemson is 0-2-1 in their last 3 games.
Notre Dame (13) at Syracuse (8 )
Behind The Line: Notre Dame is only 2-2 on the road this season. They have a loss @ St. Johns and a loss in OT earlier this week @ Loiusville. ‘Cuse has been able to cover in 4 of their last 5 games.
Georgetown (12) at Duke (2)
Behind The Line: The Hoyas have failed to cover their last 3 games while Duke has covered 3 of the last 5 games they have played.