Texas Southern vs. NC Central Pick
Who will claim the No. 16 seed in the West Region when North Carolina Central faces off with Texas Southern in tonight’s First Four game at 6:40PM ET?
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
TV: truTV, 6:40PM ET
Who Oddsmakers Like: Texas Southern. According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Texas Southern is the favorite in this game, as it is getting odds of -5.5 points against North Carolina Central and opened as a 5-point favorite. The over/under total sits at 146.5 points after, which was also its opening mark.
Who Public Bettors Like: Texas Southern. As of early Wednesday morning, the Tigers are getting 59 percent of the wagers on this game against the Eagles.
Who We Like: Texas Southern doesn’t have an impressive record, but the Tigers know how to score. They average 86 points on a neutral floor right now and that looks appealing against NC Central, a team that relies heavily on defense. The Eagles, however, are giving up 76.4 points per game on the road. Texas Southern has won seven straight coming into tonight and their last three wins have been by double figures. I think the Tigers will keep the hot streak going tonight.
NCAA TOURNAMENT PREDICTIONS: TEXAS SOUTHERN -5.5