By Harry Gagnon
Thursday, March 25
Games are being played in Texas
MY PICK'EM GAME
-108 $ LINE COLORADO ST OVER NCST
The Wolfpack are just 14-10 this season and had a stint of 10 games where they went 2-8 straight up. The Rams are 19-6 and shoot 47% from the field. They are a very good free throw shooting team (80%) and defensively they have held opponents to 62 points or less in more than half their games.
Pick 2 & 3
MY UNDERDOG GAMES
+2 RICHMOND OVER MISSISSIPPI ST
+4 BOISE ST OVER MEMPHIS
Miss St is just 2-8 straight up against teams that made it to the NCAA tournament, meanwhile the Spiders are the pride of the Atlantic 10 and have wins this season over Toledo, Kentucky, and yes, they took down the darling of the NCAA tourney Loyola of Chicago.
Boise St is 3-3 against NCAA tourney teams and the Tigers are just 1-3 against tourney participants. Memphis also was fortunate on Saturday, to get by a depleted Dayton squad who outshot the Tigers 50% to 42%. I expect this game to be close throughout.
MY TOTAL GAME
UNDER 137.5 LOUISIANA TECH/WESTERN KENTUCKY
This will mark the 3rd meeting between these Conference USA foes. Both teams split the wins but both games went way under 137.5. Both games went under 131 points and in both squads opening NIT game WKU wound up with 136 against the Gaels of St Mary's and La Tech's game against Mississippi finished at 131. If that doesn't persuade you to taking the under, in the last 6 meetings between these 2 teams 5 of them have gone under 137.5 points.
131 TOTAL POINTS