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Virginia Tech vs. Duke (5)
Tip off: Noon, EST
Spread: DUKE -12.5
Now that we’re getting amped up for the season, it seems fitting to take a look at the Rookie of the Year betting futures.
#24 Temple Owls at #1 Duke Blue Devils
Feb 23, 2011 at 7 PM EST,
Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, NC
Opening Line: Duke -14
Current Line: Duke -13.5
Opening Total: 138
Current Total: 139
Opening Moneyline: Duke -1200 / Temple +600
Current Moneyline: Duke -1500 / Temple +900
After the second week of the college football season, it’s time to get some perspective on some teams. Some teams bounced back after a poor opening, while other teams validated their first week results. Yes, they are that bad or that good. Here is a breakdown of the early line moves. You can get a sense where the confidence lies with each team: If you dont feel like reading why the numbers are moving you can just visit the college football lines page and get up to date and opening point spreads for all of the games.
Here is a look and some of the biggest point spread moves from the opening lines put out last night by Bookmaker to what the market currently is offering today. As always you can view all the opening and current NCAA lines on our college football point spreads page.
The NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Final Four match ups begin at 4PM ET on Saturday, May 29 in Baltimore. The first game will be the University of Virginia Cavaliers and the Duke Blue Devils. The second game which starts at 6:30 ET will be between Cornell Big Red and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. TV coverage is provided by ESPN2.
Manu Ginobili got himself a three year, $39 million extension with the Spurs yesterday. Thus ends and interesting drama. Ginobili was heading towards free agency, and was understandably upset that the team wouldn’t have extended him sooner – he was looking for a deal last summer. The Spurs were nervous about the ankle injuries that had limited the Argentinian in the playoffs the last two years and were playing hardball. I can’t imagine that he would have been happy going into the playoffs without a deal, and he has been playing so well recently that he is definitely needed if they stand any hope of a playoff run. Ginobili is 32 so he would have been very attractive on the open market – especially as a consolation prize for the teams that have cleared space but don’t land one of the big prizes.
As some of you know over the last year or so we have been doing various work with ESPN on their insider pages providing stats and historical data as well as some against the spread predictions on the games. After a spectacular NCAA tournament providing winner after winner for their readership Chad Millman asked me for my take on Monday’s national championship game between Duke and Butler.
So much for my theory that Matt Kenseth’s Daytona 500 win was a fluke. After not winning a race all of last year, and mostly looking pretty useless, Kenseth has two wins in two races this year. Last week he won thanks to some bizarre circumstances, but this week he was just plain faster than anyone else. He’s driving with a new aggressiveness, and is benefiting significantly from a new crew that brings a much more positive attitude to his operation. Kenseth was particularly strong in the pits. It will be very interesting to watch how long he can maintain this momentum. Kyle Busch also had a very good weekend. A historic one, in fact. On Saturday he became the first driver ever to win two NASCAR events on the same day when he won both the truck and the Nationwide event on the same day.