Tuesday NIT Free Pick
ODDS: The Drexel Dragons have been installed as a 6.5-point favorite over the UMass Minutemen for tonight’s game. The Dragons enter play with a 29-6 overall record and are 15-0 at home this season, while UMass is 24-11 overall and 6-7 on the road.
LINE MOVEMENT: Drexel opened as a 6.5-point favorite and the line has remained the same at most sports books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 58% of college basketball public bettors currently favor Massachusetts. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NCAA FREE PICK: Take Drexel. According to the latest college basketball trends, the Dragons are 6-1 against the spread in their last 7 games following an ATS loss, 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record, 10-3 against the spread in their last 13 Tuesday games, 16-6 against the spread in their last 22 games overall and 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games following a S.U. win. The Dragons take on head coach Bruiser Flint's former team in UMass at one of the toughest bandboxes to play in the country in the DAC. There's a reason why Drexel is unbeaten at home this year. They have a great homecourt advantage and it also helps that the Dragons have won 29 games and 21 of their last 22 games. They were one of the last teams not taken in the NCAA Tournament and they are playing wiith a chip on their shoulder because they felt they should have been in the Big Dance. Drexel's guard play and homecourt advantage will be too much for UMass.
TUESDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: DREXEL –6.5