CNOTES Sunday 6-Pack – Sports Betting Tidbits (1/17/21)

Southern California guard Isaiah White, center, and Washington State center Dishon Jackson, left, and guard Isaac Bonton reach for the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Long time friend of the site CNOTES, shares his daily views and sports betting tidbits for Sunday, January 17th, 2021. Enjoy!

Sunday’s 6-pack

— Alabama 90, Arkansas 59— Crimson Tide is 6-0 in SEC

— Auburn 66, Kentucky 59— Wildcats slip to 4-8 this year.

— Baylor 68, Texas Tech 60— Gonzaga-Baylor is what people want to see.

— Virginia 85, Clemson 50— Game was 18-2 after the first 10:00.

— Utah St 64, San Diego St 59— Aggies are now 8-0 in Mountain West.

— Minnesota 75, Michigan 57— Wolverines’ first loss this season.



Quote of the Day

Writer: “Whats it like hitting off of Sandy Koufax?”

Willie Stargell: “You ever drink coffee with a fork?”


Sunday’s quiz

Who did the Buffalo Bills play last time they were in a Super Bowl?


Saturday’s quiz

Of all current NBA players, Dwight Howard has the most games with 20+ points/20+ rebounds, with 51.


Friday’s quiz

Before coaching Florida/Ohio State, Urban Meyer was a head coach at Utah, Bowling Green.




Sunday’s Den: Wrapping up a sports Saturday


13) Apparently someone in the NCAA has gotten a copyright on the phrase ”Mask Madness” for this year’s NCAA tournament,  which will be held entirely in Indiana. Sounds like there will be t-shirts sold.


12) Jets hired Robert Saleh as their new head coach; he is expected to bring Mike LaFleur with him from San Francisco to be the Jets’ new offensive coordinator.


Because Saleh is a minority, 49ers get a 3rd round draft pick this year, and one next year. That is part of the NFL’s new minority hiring initiative.


11) UCLA swept their Arizona road trip this season; last seven times UCLA swept their Arizona trip, here is how they made out in the NCAA tournament that year:


— won NCAA tournament once

— lost in championship game once

— made two other Final Fours

— made two other Elite 8’s

— made Sweet 16 the other year


So they’ve won 2+ NCAA tournament games the last seven times they swept in Arizona.


By the way, this is the first time since 1994 that UCLA started out 6-0 in Pac-12 play.


10) Florida State 82, North Carolina 75:

— Tar Heels are 8-5, 3-3 in ACC games.

— Carolina is turning ball over 21.5% of time (#265).

— UNC is #284 in eFG%; they were #309 last year; in the five years before that, their average ranking in that category was 88.8.


9) It is January 17 and Saint Louis hasn’t played a conference game yet, and they’re an NCAA-level team. Billikens are 7-1, with wins over LSU/NC State, but they haven’t played since two days before Christmas. They may wind up playing a lot of games in a short period of time.


8) Auburn has a 6-1 freshman G Sharife Cooper who became eligible three games ago; Auburn won two of the three games he’s played, scoring 83.7 ppg. Much more dynamic team with him in there; even when he went 3-13 from floor like he did Saturday, he also had eight assists.


7) There were 1,039 transfers in college basketball last year; there are 357 Division I hoop teams, so that works out to 2.91 transfers for EVERY team last year. College hoop is turning into baseball, with big $$$ schools pillaging the schools with fewer resources.


6) The founder of Jersey Mike’s sub shops is a guy named Peter; go figure.


5) Steph Curry is a very famous alumnus of Davidson College, but because he never graduated from the school, they’ve never retired his number. Wonder if that affects how much of a donation he gives them every year?


4) Portland Trailblazers’ C Jusuf Nurkic broke his wrist, is out eight weeks.


3) We posted these blind resumes yesterday:

One of these QB’s is in the Hall of Fame, one is not.


Player A: 62-63-4 career regular season record, 2-1 in playoffs. 173 TD passes, 220 INT’s

Player B: 72-72 career regular season record, 8-2 in playoffs. 164 TD passes, 198 INT’s.


Player A is Joe Namath, who is in the Hall of Fame; Player B is Jim Plunkett, who is not.


2) Green Bay 32, LA Rams 18:

— Packers scored the first five times they had the ball.

— Green Bay outgained LA, 484-244, converting 8-12 third down plays.

— Packers host NFC title game in first game next Sunday


1) Buffalo 17, Baltimore 3:

— Taron Jackson had a 101-yard pick-6 for the Bills.

— Lamar Jackson was KO’d from this game with a concussion.

— Buffalo hosts next week if Cleveland wins Sunday; otherwise, they go to Arrowhead.