Play of the Day Record 7-2
N. Iowa -1 v Creighton
Not a big write up here. Im going with Northern I owa because they have won 11 in a row and covered in 9 of them. These teams played in January at Creighton and N. Iowa won by 3 as 11.5 point underdogs. Despite playing great basketball recently, the Panthers still aren't getting much credit. ESPN's "experts have Creighton getting in the tourney as an at large bid over N.Iowa despite losing to them at home. Take the Panthers at home.
N.Iowa 73 - Creighton 66
Play of the Day Record 7-1
Cornell -7.5 @ Princeton
These two ivy league teams enter this matchup unbeaten in conference play this year. Princeton has won 5 in a row while Cornell has come out on top of their last 9. Cornell began the year with some key injuries and were forced to play some younger guys. Now that they are healthy they've added depth to their lineup that was already dominant compared to other ivy league teams. Cornell has won 19 straight conference games and during their current 9 game win streak they are beating opponents by an average of 22.5 points per game. Princeton relys on their defense to keep them in games mostly because they can't score as they rank last in the league in scoring offense. Cornell's guards should be able to spread the Tigers out with their perimeter shooting and get some open looks underneath. The Big Red will run away with this one, take Cornell.
Cornell 75 - Princeton 61
Play of the Day Record 6-1
Citadel +5 @ App. State
The Citadel comes into this matchup on a 5 game win streak that includes two blow out victories against conference foes Samford and W. Carolina. They are 6-0-1 ATS on the road this year where they have covered by an average of 10 points. As underdogs this year they are 10-2-1 ATS and cover by an average of 7.5 points. App State has lost 3 of their last 5 home games including an embarassing loss to UNC Greensboro in OT. In their last home game they almost blew a 12 point lead with two and a half minutes left against another conference stinker Furman. As long as the Citadel can pull a few offensive boards and get some second chance shots i think they have a good shot at winning this game. If it comes down to free throws, the Citadel has a huge advantage. Take the Dogs as dogs.
Citadel 68 - App. State 64
Play of the Day record 6-0
Post # 7
Northeastern -8 @ William & Mary
Another road favorite tonight with reverse line movement. The Huskies come into this game on top of the CAA with a 10-1 record in conference while W&M sits at the bottom with a 1-10 record. These teams played earlier this year with NE coming out on top by a score of 60-44. NE is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games with an average cover of 10 points. They are 3-1 ATS as road favorites this year. W&M on the other hand are 1-5-1 ATS at home this year and have lost their last 5 home games by an average of 9 points. All 5 of those teams that beat W&M lost to Northeastern earlier this year. In the Tribe's last 14 halves of basketball they have only outscored an opponent once (led Hofstra 17-15 at halftime). Northeastern is a veteran team with solid rebounders and a tough defense. They received top 25 votes by the AP last week and they are determined to prove they are an elite mid major team. Huskies roll tonight, take Northeastern.
Northeastrn 64 - William & Mary 46
Play of the Day record: 4-0
Akron -8 @ E.Michigan
Im going with my hometown Zips tonight even though everyone is already on them and there is reverse line movement and the trend says to go with the home team in this matchup. Eastern is a horrible team all around and I think Akron is starting to get things to come together with this young team. The Zips are 3-0 ATS as a road favorite this year. Since starting their conference schedule, Akron has not been outscored once in the second half. Over that 8 game span they are outscoring their opponents by an average of 8 points in the second half. Eastern on the other hand has not won a half of basketball in their last 4 games. Roos Roll here, take Akron.
Akron 68 - E. Michigan 52