By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com-– From this week’s PLAYBOOK College Basketball Newsletter: Okay, Houston… you’re on the precipice of being the new No. 1 team in the nation, again.
How about today? Of paramount importance is the fact that the Memphis Tigers were whipped by the Cougars, 71-53, in the finals of the AAC title game last season – causing today’s ‘Revenge’ domino to set things in motion.
First, Memphis is 12-3 ATS in this series, including 5-0 ATS when seeking revenge, and 6-0 ATS when coming off a win. Next, the guys from Graceland are 5-0 ATS seeking LTKO (League Tourney Knock Out) revenge when coming off a win.
And like OJ’s hand struggling to fit in the famous glove, Houston can offer up only a 1-5 ATS failure at home versus LTKO seeking foes in its defense, including 0-4 ATS versus .500 or greater foes. Let’s face it: the Cougars have made all their money on the road this season, going 7-1 ATS as a visitor as opposed to a gaudy 0-7 ATS as a host against .430 or greater opposition. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, have you reached a decision?
“Yes we have, your honor… It’s upset city, baby!” You know what to do.