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    DraftKingsPower RatingsEffective StrengthBettor Rating
     Sunday, February 25FinalLineOURestPRLineScoreProjEdgeScoreProjEdge
     Maryland
    63
    +2.0
    4
    81.5
    63.4
    129.1
    64.3
    126.5
     Rutgers
    46
    -2.0
    129.5
    2
    77.0
    1.5
    65.7
    -2.2
    62.2
    2.1
    Pro Picks at a Glance - ( Greg Peterson ) Maryland at Rutgers - UNDER (130.5)
     Creighton
    66
    -3.0
    4
    87.5
    77.5
    151.7
    80.0
    153.6
     St Johns
    80
    +3.0
    150.5
    3
    80.0
    4.9
    74.1
    3.4
    73.7
    6.3
     Rhode Island
    61
    +3.5
    3
    69.5
    74.7
    151.7
    74.6
    151.7
     La Salle
    84
    -3.5
    152.0
    3
    67.5
    -0.8
    76.9
    -2.2
    77.1
    -2.5
     SMU
    68
    -3.0
    2
    81.5
    74.2
    145.0
    74.9
    145.0
     South Florida
    79
    +3.0
    148.0
    3
    75.0
    3.8
    70.9
    3.3
    70.1
    4.8
     S Illinois
    65
    -2.5
    3
    74.0
    71.5
    140.1
    73.5
    145.2
     Evansville
    53
    +2.5
    140.5
    3
    69.0
    2.3
    68.6
    2.9
    71.7
    1.8
     Cleveland ST
    73
    -2.0
    2
    68.5
    74.2
    145.9
    74.3
    146.8
     Robert Morris
    71
    +2.0
    146.0
    2
    64.0
    1.6
    71.7
    2.5
    72.6
    1.7
     Quinnipiac
    78
    0.0
    1
    69.5
    76.0
    152.1
    76.8
    153.6
     Rider
    88
    0.0
    153.0
    1
    67.0
    0.2
    76.0
    0.0
    76.9
    -0.1
     IUPUI
    64
    +17.5
    7
    52.5
    63.8
    144.0
    62.2
    142.6
     N Kentucky
    80
    -17.5
    145.0
    2
    68.5
    -19.1
    80.2
    -16.4
    80.5
    -18.3
     Purdue
    84
    -13.5
    2
    90.5
    82.7
    152.3
    82.5
    151.3
     Michigan
    76
    +13.5
    152.5
    2
    74.5
    12.8
    69.7
    13.0
    68.8
    13.7
     FL Atlantic
    74
    -1.5
    2
    83.0
    80.5
    158.7
    81.2
    161.1
     Memphis
    78
    +1.5
    160.0
    3
    78.0
    2.2
    78.1
    2.4
    80.0
    1.2
     Siena
    64
    +17.0
    6
    56.0
    61.8
    141.2
    63.2
    141.7
     Fairfield
    88
    -17.0
    144.0
    1
    69.5
    -16.1
    79.4
    -17.5
    78.6
    -15.4
     Iona
    65
    -1.5
    1
    69.0
    71.8
    143.9
    73.0
    145.3
     Mt St Marys
    72
    +1.5
    144.0
    1
    66.5
    -0.4
    72.0
    -0.2
    72.4
    0.6
     Marist
    60
    +3.0
    1
    68.5
    59.4
    121.3
    58.2
    117.4
     St Peters
    69
    -3.0
    121.0
    1
    67.0
    -1.0
    61.9
    -2.5
    59.3
    -1.1
     Wright ST
    96
    +4.5
    2
    71.5
    76.4
    158.2
    79.2
    162.7
     Oakland
    75
    -4.5
    160.0
    2
    74.0
    -4.8
    81.8
    -5.5
    83.6
    -4.4
     IPFW
    88
    +1.0
    1
    71.0
    78.7
    159.2
    78.0
    157.9
     UW-Milwaukee
    96
    -1.0
    157.5
    1
    68.0
    1.0
    80.4
    -1.7
    80.0
    -2.0
     Youngstown ST
    71
    -6.0
    1
    73.0
    73.3
    143.1
    73.9
    143.8
     UW-Green Bay
    59
    +6.0
    141.5
    1
    68.5
    2.3
    69.8
    3.5
    69.9
    4.0
     Temple
    72
    +8.0
    6
    68.5
    67.1
    141.7
    66.4
    140.7
     Wichita ST
    66
    -8.0
    143.0
    3
    72.0
    -7.0
    74.6
    -7.5
    74.3
    -7.9
     St Josephs
    69
    +5.0
    3
    73.5
    67.1
    139.1
    70.0
    144.0
     VA Commonwealth
    73
    -5.0
    141.0
    4
    77.0
    -5.9
    72.0
    -4.9
    74.0
    -4.0
     Ohio ST
    60
    +10.0
    2
    79.5
    63.8
    138.0
    64.7
    138.1
     Michigan ST
    57
    -10.0
    138.5
    4
    84.5
    -8.6
    74.2
    -10.3
    73.4
    -8.7
     UAB
    78
    +2.0
    3
    75.0
    80.3
    164.5
    80.6
    162.8
     Tulane
    67
    -2.0
    162.0
    6
    72.5
    -1.2
    84.2
    -3.8
    82.2
    -1.6
     Xavier
    +11.5
    3
    80.5
    73.8
    158.4
    75.9
    158.8
     Marquette
    -11.5
    160.0
    3
    86.5
    -8.9
    84.5
    -10.7
    83.0
    -7.1
     Minnesota
    +7.0
    2
    80.0
    70.9
    147.3
    71.7
    147.6
     Nebraska
    -7.0
    147.0
    3
    82.0
    -4.8
    76.4
    -5.5
    76.0
    -4.3
     LIU-Brooklyn
    57
    +9.0
    2
    57.5
    61.3
    130.9
    61.1
    130.5
     Wagner
    72
    -9.0
    131.0
    2
    63.0
    -8.6
    69.6
    -8.3
    69.5
    -8.4
     Loyola-Maryland
    79
    +7.5
    3
    58.0
    60.8
    129.5
    60.9
    129.0
     Boston U
    82
    -7.5
    128.5
    3
    63.5
    -7.8
    68.8
    -8.0
    68.1
    -7.2
     Army
    41
    +5.0
    3
    60.5
    58.8
    122.8
    59.1
    122.5
     Bucknell
    54
    -5.0
    123.5
    3
    62.0
    -4.0
    64.0
    -5.2
    63.4
    -4.3
     Holy Cross
    66
    +5.0
    3
    58.0
    65.0
    135.0
    65.1
    135.6
     Navy
    76
    -5.0
    135.5
    3
    60.5
    -4.5
    70.0
    -5.1
    70.6
    -5.5
     American
    66
    +11.5
    3
    64.0
    60.6
    133.1
    60.3
    131.8
     Colgate
    64
    -11.5
    132.5
    5
    72.5
    -11.8
    72.4
    -11.8
    71.6
    -11.3

    The Power Ratings (PR) are Steve's own manually adjusted ratings updated after every game based upon analysis of live action and box scores. The Power Rating line is reflective of each team's rating and factors in home-field advantage as well as any injury or situational adjustments.

    The Effective Strength Ratings (EffStr or ES) are purely statistical ratings, using the teams' key stats against schedule strength and their previous opponents' averages. These are also adjusted for any key injuries the team had endured or faced against.

    The Bettors Ratings (BtrRtg) are a quantified interpretation of how bettors perceive teams based upon how lines of recent games have moved and closed.

    TIP  Click on team logo to view Betting Splits for game.

    Key points:
    1) On injuries situations where a key line move player is listed as doubtful or out, Steve has already built the adjustments into the ratings. Where the player is questionable or probable, Steve has not, so if that player ends up missing then you need to account for those on your own.

    2) Each morning, Steve goes back and makes postgame adjustments to the ratings based upon results, closing lines, and injuries for the purpose of future numbers.

    3) Point spread projections (proj) are built for the home team.

    How to use these Ratings:
    You want to compare the three different strength ratings to the actual line when it is posted.

    If there is a difference of 3 points or more between a point spread generated by the Rating vs. the actual line at DraftKings Sportsbook, we have marked the game with an star.

    The question you want to ask yourself: Did one of the Strength Ratings identify an opportunity that the betting market missed? If so, you may want to consider that play.

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