OC Dooley’s 2013 Basketball Best Bets are at a sensational “13-3” 81.2 percent. Spanning the past twenty days, his Best Bets in all sports are covering at a “25-10”, an amazing 71.4 percent clip. Always check for OC Dooley’s Daily FREE basketball pick action with analysis at the website.
The first top-rated “5 Unit” Best Bet in a solid week starts at 3:00 eastern this afternoon and highlights the premium report which includes college FOOTBALL (East/West Shrine Game)
The Saturday Free pick today is an actual PREMIUM service wager:
“2 UNIT” NATIONAL-TV COLLEGE PERCENTAGE UNDERDOG (Harvard +11’ at Memphis in a 12:35 eastern tipoff telecast nationally on Fox-Net): Most reading this analysis are aware of Harvard head coach Tommy Amaker who has built a woeful program into a powerhouse in a very shot period of time and has in turn saved his career.
It was one year ago when Harvard’s RECRUITING class was ranked in the Top-25 nationally, which is amazing since schools from the Ivy League operate without the benefit of scholarships. The fruits of that recruiting showed last year when despite having an extremely young roster, Harvard finished 26-5 overall and gained an automatic NCAA tournament berth after being crowned champion of the Ivy League.
Prior to last campaign the last time Harvard played in what is now known as the “Big Dance” was way back in 1946, which goes to show what a sensational job Amaker is doing.
This season, Harvard leads the Ivy League in most offensive categories, along with 3-point field goal percentage defense and blocked shots. The Crimson are also winning the rebound battle by an average of nearly two boards per contest, making this one dangerous underdog that is getting a chance early today to perform on the national stage in what is a rare non-conference January tilt.
Three of the four road losses by Harvard have been by SINGLE digits, thus I am taking full advantage of the “bonus” points being offered by the oddsmakers whose hand was forced so to speak due to the 13-3 overall record that host Memphis brings to the table.
It was back on New Years Eve when Harvard (+12) nearly upset respected Saint Mary’s on the road losing by just ONE point. Two days prior Harvard (+11) successfully covered the spread yet again on the road in a non-conference setup similar to today. In the past two years Harvard is actually UNDEFEATED where it counts (7-0 ATS/ROAD) when playing only twice in an eight-day span.