Northwestern vs Indiana
5:30 PM EST
Northwestern +3.5 over Indiana (win)
Northwestern was red hot in the earlier meeting this year as they shot lights out. I expect them to play just as well back on their home court. Peter Nance has been paying well and Northwestern does have the size to alter the shots Trayce Jackson-Davis. I expect the Wildcats to be a little bit better on the glass tonight and to get the outright home win. Take Northwestern.
7:00 PM EST
Chattanooga +4.5 over Wofford (win)
Chattanooga is an excellent road team and if you look at their entire overall roster it is better than the Terriers. The Mocs have the size advantage, the experience, the better scorers and rebounders. If the Mocs can keep Wofford from shooting a high three point percentage they should win this game outright. Late in the year it’s always a plus to back a veteran team that performs well away from home. Take Chattanooga.
7:00 PM EST
UNI +9.5 over Drake (loss)
Drake has been the Cinderella story of the 2020-21 season, but finally recorded their first loss of the year in their last game. How will they respond? This team is good, but this line is still over inflated because they have been a covering machine and because UNI has been bad against the spread. When you match the talent up I just don’t think the spread should be this high. UNI has the size advantage so I expect them to get second chance points tonight on the offensive glass. This is a team made up of good foul shooters so if they can get to the line with the size advantage they can keep this game close all night. Look for coach Ben Jacobson and his team to have a golden opportunity to grab serious confidence points if they can keep this one close and possibly pull the upset. Take UNI.