NCAAB NON CONF.
Butler vs. Saint Joseph's,
01/09/2013 19:00 EDT,
Score: 72 - 66
Point Spread: +2½/-110 Butler
On Wednesday the RPI Power Angle Play is on Illinois Chicago. Game 794 at 8:00 eastern. ILL. Chicago has better numbers in this one as they have an 82 RPI ranking and have played a tougher schedule than Valparaiso. At home this season they are 6-0 winning by 16 points per game. They are 5-1 after scoring 60 or less, 7-1 vs an opponent that allows less than 65 points, 7-2 ats vs winning teams and have won 3 of 4 vs teams ranked from 100 to 150 in the RPI. Valpo is ranked 118 in the RPI and has lost both games vs RPI Ranked teams from 50-100 and are 1-4 ats vs teams who allow 65 or less and 1-4 straight up as a road favorite of 3 or less. They have been on the Wrong side of hump day going 0-5. Look for Illinois Chicago to get the cash here.
On The Non Conference NCAAB play is on Butler. Game 747 at 7:00 eastern. Butler is on a nice roll right now and have pushed their RPI Ranking to #18 in the country. They have also played the 39th Toughest Schedule and are 17-2 after scoring 60 or less points and 4-1 after allowing 60 or less. When installed as a dog they have had some big bite winning 4 of 5 straight up. When they take on teams that allow 65 or less they have won the last 5 times and 5 of 7 vs winning teams. St. Joe has a 61 RPI ranking and has lost 13 of the last in January and 3 of the last 4 to the spread after allowing 60 or less. The Butler did it tonight. Back Butler.
On Wednesday the SEC Super side is on LSU. Game 805 at 9;00 eastern. LSU has a tremendous RPI edge in this one. The Tigers are ranked 68th and are taking on an Auburn team that is ranked 244th. LSU is 7-0 vs teams ranked outside 51 in the RPI and are laying just a point or two. Auburn will have a tough time here with an explosive LSU team as Auburn has lost 4 of the last 5 vs teams who average 77 or more points per game, and 30 of the last 41 vs winning teams. LSU is 5-0 off 3+ road games, 13-3 vs losing teams and has won 19 of the last as a favorite including both times as a road favorite of 3 or less. LSU is the Play tonight.