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Creighton has fairly extreme home-road splits, and is only 3-6 ATS away from its home court. But the Bluejays should have some added incentive Tuesday against Bulter. They are coming off an overtime home loss to Marquette and likely either need to win this game or beat Villanova at home in order to avoid full-fledged bubble status for the NCAA Tournament. Butler is looking to improve its resume as well, and has one of the more underrated players in the country in Kelan Martin. But the points are too valuable to pass up here.
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Baylor has rebounded from the brink of a disastrous season to win five straight and enter the bubble conversation for an NCAA Tournament berth. But the Bears are coming off a pair of taxing games, an overtime win at Texas and a two-point win Saturday against Big 12 leader Texas Tech. But a West Virginia team that has dominated recent meetings will come in angry following its frustrating finish in a loss to Kansas. West Virginia forced 21 turnovers in teh first meeting, but its 31 percent shooting kept Baylor in the game. The Mountaineers complete the season sweep Tuesday.
Kansas usually has the Big 12 regular-season title just about wrapped up by now, but this year the Jayhawks are in serious jeopardy of losing the crown. They trail Texas Tech by a full game in the standings and lost the first head-to-head meeting. Kansas must take advantage of its remaining three home games, which start Saturday with a visit from West Virginia. If these Jayhawks have a signature, it came a month ago when they fought back from a 13-point deficit to beat the Mountaineers in Morgantown. Look for them to hold off West Virginia again Saturday.
St. Mary's has been mostly solid covering big numbers against lower-tier WCC foes, with the exception of letting up late in a couple contests against massive spreads. But the Gaels should be poised for a strong performance Thursday as they look to rebound from a home loss to Gonzaga. St. Mary's clobbered offense-challenged San Francisco by 36 in their first meeting, and the Dons could be in a letdown spot following their road upset of BYU. Look for another dominant performance by St. Mary's on Thursday.
USC is coming off a disastrous three-game road trip in which it lost a pair of one-possession games that it dominated most of the way and a blowout at Arizona. The Trojans are still in third place in the Pac-12 but are gaining a reputation for a club that loses poise in close games and is failing to play to its talent level. Oregon is overachieving in a year that saw massive turnover from its Final Four roster. But the Trojans should be motivated for a solid performance, and they will dominate if they give one.
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