Charleston vs. Colorado St Prediction
Can Charleston upset Colorado State in the first round of the NIT tonight at 9:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Rams are 4.5-point home favorites versus the Cougars after opening as a 3.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 136 and has been bet down to 135.
Charleston has won seven of its last 10 games but is just 5-5 against the spread during that span. The Cougars finished the regular season with a 25-9 record, went 17-13 against the spread, and 10-4 against the number on the road this year.
Colorado State won eight of its last 10 games down the stretch and was 6-3-1 against the spread during that same timeframe. The Rams finished the regular season with a 23-11 record, went 18-9 at the betting window on the year, and 6-5 against the spread at home.
OUR PREDICTION: The Cougars have covered the spread in five of their last six games coming off a loss and are 4-1 against the number in their last five non-conference games. They've also been a great bet to cover on the road, going 11-5 against the number in their last 16 road games. The Rams, meanwhile, are just 10-22-1 against the spread in their last 33 non-conference games and have dropped four of their last five games when playing the third game of a 3-in-5 days situation.
NIT FIRST-ROUND PREDICTION: CHARLESTON COUGARS +4.5