Former Vegas Bookmaker
Micah Roberts has worked in the Las Vegas sports book industry for 20 years, including a 13-year run as Station Casinos' book director. Armed with an unmatched network of sources, Roberts has covered the Las Vegas sports betting industry for VegasInsider.com, Gaming Today, and Sporting News. In 2016, Micah became a SportsLine expert and promptly crushed college football for SportsLine members, going 70-44-3 (61 percent) on the season. For Micah Roberts media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
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On the road, La Salle has been terrible at 2-12 SU and ATS. But at home, the Explorers they've held their own (9-3 SU) and average 77 ppg. They were held to 62 points in the Jan. 3 meeting at Rhode Island, but this total is six points too low. La Salle has gone 9-3 to the Over this season.
Momentum has been carrying Baylor during a five-game win streak -- underdog in the last four, while covering the spread in their last six. They just beat the two best Big 12 teams in Waco the past 10 days (Texas Tech, Kansas) and they get West Virginia tonight, losers of two of the past three. I'm on the hot team, Baylor.
Nebraska is a bubble team right now, but the Huskers are the No. 1 cover team in the nation at 20-7 ATS. The loss at Illinois Sunday did them no favors, but they can improve their NCAA chances by closing out their last two games of the regular season and both are at home. The Huskers are currently on a 16-2 ATS run. They get the cover tonight.
Penn State has won four straight, the last being a 79-56 blowout against Ohio State. All four wins were driven by an improved defense. Purdue has hit the skids with a three-game losing streak and it's played below its high rating lately by not covering the spread in the last six games. Five of the Boilermakers' previous six contests stayed Under the total. Defense will be the main theme here. Opponents are shooting 38 percent on Purdue's court. Under is the top play.
Stanford has lost its last two games and past four road contests, but there's no shame in losing at Colorado, Utah, UCLA and USC. Cal won at Stanford, 77-74, on Dec. 30, but has tasted victory just once since -- a 1-11 streak. The Cardinal have played much better since that Cal loss, while the Bears are shooting an awful 35 percent from the field over their last five games. Stanford is the play.
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