Behind the Lines – Week 6Posted by rtmsf on January 22nd, 2009
Obsessed With Sports will be providing coverage to RTC throughout the season.
Thursday, January 21st
West Virginia at Georgetown (12)
Behind The Line: You might recall that last month and into the beginning of this month WVU was on fire. They covered 5 straight games over this span. However since getting deeper into Big East play, they have gone 2-2.
Purdue (19) at Minnesota (17)
Behind The Line: Minnesota has covered 4 of their last 5 while Purdue is 2-4 in their last 6.
Friday, January 22nd
No notable games. Go out and get some fresh air… or, of course, wager your money somewhere else.
Saturday, January 23rd
Baylor (21) at Oklahoma (5)
Behind The Line: Oklahama has covered their last 3 against some nice competition while Baylor has dropped 3 of their last 4 against the spread. This one will give one of these two teams an early defining in-conference win.
Connecticut (4) at Notre Dame (13)
Behind The Line: ND has hit a cold streak and has dropped 4 of 5 against the spread. In their last two games UConn failed to cover large spreads @ St. John’s and Seton Hall. The 2 games prior Uconn was able to cover smaller spreads @ WVU and @ Cincinnati.
Northwestern at Michigan (24)
Behind The Line: Northwestern is a giant killer. Still, they have failed to cover in 5 of their last 7. Michigan is ranked and Northwestern is on the road. Hmm.
Sunday, January 24th
Louisville (20) at Syracuse (8)
Behind The Line: The Cardinals have covered 4 straight including a tough road game @ Nova. ‘Cuse has been inconsistent against the spread, going 4-3 in their last 7 games.
Georgetown (12) at Seton Hall
Behind The Line: Seton Hall has coved 3 of their 5 Big East games while Georgetown has only won 1 of their last 5 against the spread.