5:00 PM EST
Penn -1 over Princeton (loss)
Princeton swept this series last year winning both times. The reason why this line is low is because the Tigers have lost a few key players to graduation and it’s now Penn with the more experienced lineup. The Quakers also get Ryan Bentley back from missing the season last year. Steve Donahue should have his team ready to go on the road today. This team has a lot of scorers and guys who can rebound the ball well. I like Penn behind the three point line a little better as well. Take Penn.
7:00 PM EST
Illinois Chicago (UIC) +1 over Northern Kentucky (loss)
the Norse of Northern Kentucky have a lot of new faces this year and are still missing Dantez Walton who is an important big man that can score. This team is very small without him in the lineup. The Norse also have a brand new coach in Darrin Horn. The Flames of UIC had a lot of guys hurt early in the season and now they are working their way back into the lineup. This is a team with a lot of experienced players and at home have the advantage of Northern Kentucky. Take UIC.
9:00 PM EST
Butler/Providence Over 127
Both teams lost a few pieces from last year, but are very experienced at have guys all over the court that can put up points and grab offensive rebounds. Butler dominated this series last year. Providence has the coaching and the players to win this game, but they have to limit the mental errors. The total this year is really low. All three games last year sailed over the total and I just don’t see the dip off in these rosters to make me think the scoring won’t happen. Take the Over (loss)