ECU @ Tulane
These two teams face off for their penultimate game of the season. It is also the second time they have played each other in three days. The Pirates took a 15-point victory at home, but traveling to New Orleans, the Pirates are 12 point underdog.
It’s an intriguing matchup, as Tulane has been the far better team this season and is hoping to receive a bid for the NCAA Tournament, but it’s hard to imagine them making such a quick turnaround to defeat a team they were just blowout by.
ECU has been terrible on the road this season, 2-7, both straight up and at the spread. However, the home team has won and covered in the past five meetings between these teams. Regardless, it’s hard to image the Green Wave making such a quick turnaround and unleashing a 13 point beating. So bettors should take the underdog in this one.
ECU +12 (-110) Under 155.5 (-110)
SE Missouri State vs. Morehead State
The first bid in the NCAA Tournament will be given tonight at the Ford Center as the Redhawks and Eagles face off in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Championship. While the winner will likely be a one-and-done team, this serves as a fantastic reminder that it is indeed March.
These two teams split their meetings this year, with the away squad winning and covering both matchups. Both were tight games with extremely different totals. Southeast Missouri won in January 91-86, and Morehead State took the second game 65-59. The Redhawks like to shoot, and if they play as they have in the early parts of this tournament, they should run away with the game and the over. Conversely, if Morehead can control the pace, they likely win in a low-scoring game.
SE Missouri should be able to impose their will on the Eagles, but even if they don’t, they should still cover the spread. Bettors can expect a tight game that should just scratch the over.
SE Missouri State +4 (-110) Over 141 (-110)