Tonight, OC Dooley has a “5 Unit” late night Best Bet in Basketball (Hornets/Lakers) which tips at 10:35 eastern on NBA-TV. The last NBA top-rated “5 Unit” Best Bet was on the 17th of December. ***All BEST BET action past month “34-14”, while all premium picks the past three days “10-2”.***
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“1 UNIT” NATIONAL-TV COLLEGE TOTAL (Wisconsin at Ohio State OVER 119 in a 7:05 eastern tipoff on ESPN): It is easy to see why tonight’s total is so low as both Ohio State (51 points allowed) and Wisconsin (44 points) are coming off victories where they received excellent efforts from the defensive side of the basketball.
Both sides also are 6-1 “below” the spot so far in conference play where the Buckeyes are holding the opposition to an average of just 54 points per game, while the Wisconsin offense is producing just 57 per contest in league play. Yet the last time these two schools met, the closing total was similar to this evening (119’) and managed to slip OVER the total.
The following three-year trend may come as a shock to most since Wisconsin and their head coach Bo Ryan have always been known for intense defense and “slow pace” which have become legendary. But the fact of the matter is that when cast as a road underdog of “six or less” points which is the case this evening, Wisconsin is a staggering 8-0 OVER the total.