Texas Southern Tigers are the Southwestern Athletic Conference Title holders for the second year in a row. The Tigers will face off against the North Carolina Central Eagles who enter this contest as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Champions. The winner of this betting odds game will meet Xavier in the 1st Round on March 16th with a tipoff time of 7:20pm in Nashville, TN.
The odds makers favorite Tigers beat the Golden Lions (84-69) to advance to the NCAA Expert Pick Tournament. Trayvon Reed had a game high 17 points and 10 rebounds in the matchup. Reed shot 100% on field goals and 75% from the line. Demaontrae Jefferson lead the team with 7 assists and added 15 points. Texas Southern (-245) ended the game shooting 59% in field goals and 48% in three pointers. The Vegas odds makers favorite for this game of champions is Texas Southern at -5 1/2(-110) and North Carolina Central at +5 1/2(-110). For the over/under bettor, the game total is listed at 147(-105)o and 147(-115)u.
North Carolina Central defeated the Hampton Pirates (71-63) for the MEAC Title. Pablo Rivas scored a game high 22 points. Raasean Davis was the team leader in rebounds with 9 and Jordan Perkins led with 9 assists. This is the third time in five vegas odds seasons NC Central has found themselves in the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers season started off at 15-15 and they played their hearts out right through the MEAC Championship. Will this finally be the year that the Tigers go all the way? If you are a true North Carolina Central fan then you'll have to bet against the odds makerson this free sports picks game?
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