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Brandon's Spot Bets
by Brandon Shively - 01/18/2016
Clemson @ Virginia (Tuesday, 1/18)---Big kudos goes out to this Clemson team for winning three straight games at home vs. ranked teams (Louisville, Duke, and Miami Florida). Now after playing three consecutive games at home, the Tigers find themselves in 2nd place in the ACC, surprisingly. This all sets the stage for tonight's game against Virginia. Virginia, the ACC champion the last two years, who are coming off a loss Sunday at Florida State. They now are 2-3 in ACC play and need a 'statement' win like a hog needs slop. The Cavaliers still have a dominant advantage on their home court. They are 15-1 SU and 11-5 ATS their last 16 home games in January. Virginia has waxed Clemson in the last two home meetings by 23 and 37 points. Last year the Cavaliers were a 16.5 point home favorite in this game. While Clemson appears to be improved and while Virginia is not as strong, this is still a 'kill spot' for Virginia and a HUGE let-down spot for Clemson. There will be value with this line as the odds makers are starting to give Clemson more respect than they deserve in my opinion. Take Virginia to get the cover in this classic 'triple let-down' spot for Clemson. *Virginia*
Cleveland @ Brooklyn (Wednesday, 1/19)----Cleveland is coming off a HUGE game against Golden State on Monday night and has a HUGE game against the Clippers on Thursday night. When they play the Clippers,that will be their third game in four nights. I see this game as one where they just do enough to get the win. The Cavs don't care about covering this spread. Cleveland is 0-2 ATS this season as a double digit road favorite against the East. Both games were against the 76ers. This line will probably be in the 15-16 points range. While Brooklyn has been regressing, they took the Cavaliers to the wire earlier this season, 90-88. Last year, they beat the Cavaliers on their home court as a 9 point homedog, 106-98. This line will be inflated and I like this spot for the *Brooklyn Nets*
Arizona State @ California (Thursday, 1/20)----The Cal Bears come into this game losers of three straight games, but more importantly, they are back at home after playing three consecutive road games in the PAC 12. This is a much improved Cal team from last year, and this is a good spot for them to flex their muscles back on their home court against Arizona State who is 1-4 in PAC 12 play. Cal is also playing with quadruple revenge, including an embarrassing 79-44 loss on their home court last year. California has five players in the rotation that were on the team for that loss last year, including Tyrone Wallace, their leading scorer. They will remember this 35 point loss and give a 100% effort Thursday night. *Cal Bears*
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