Saturday, February 21, 2009

Is it a Trap Game or Something Else?

Something worthy of consideration.

Take a home underdog on the bubble of being selected to the big dance matched in up February against a ranked conference opponent and what you are likely to wind up with is a big upset. Take Boston College against Duke. Take Louisville against Notre Dame. Take Villanova against West Virginia. That's just three examples.

Sure the home team has an edge and the team on the bubble is more desperate. However, I can't help but be reminded that each league is money motivated to get as many teams into the NCAA tournament as possible. And the league controls the officials in conference match-ups. I'm not saying - I'm just saying.

If you happen to see a ranked opponent playing on the road against a conference foe on the bubble in the next two weeks - do yourself a favor and take the points and the home underdog.

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