Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver dunks during the second half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Arkansas, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)
Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver dunks during the second half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Arkansas, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)|(AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)
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NCAAB: Monday Teaser, with few options, looks to Bison and Texas

Maryland Eastern Shore -13 @ HOWARD (136.5), 7 pm; TCU +5 @ 14 TEXAS TECH (131), 9 pm

Howard Gensler

Howard Gensler

There are not a lot of games on the roster tonight so we’re stretching our powers of prognostication and heading to the MEAC and the Big 12. Maryland Eastern Shore -13 @ HOWARD (136.5), 7 pm. First up, we have a terrible Maryland Eastern Shore team. The UMES Hawks are 3-19 and two of those wins are against non-D1 schools. Statistically, they’re among the weakest teams on offense and defense and they’re missing one of their top scorers. Oh, and they lost to Howard (9-12) by 40 -- at home -- three weeks ago. I wouldn’t expect such a result again, even with the Bison playing on their home floor, but we’ll give Howard the Teaser 5 and at least expect them to win by double digits. We’ll pair that with TCU +5 @ TEXAS TECH (131), 9 pm. This should be a nasty battle between two possible top 25 teams who pride themselves on defense. According to Ken Pomeroy, TCU (15-4) is ranked 18th in defensive efficiency and Texas Tech (16-4) is numero uno. Anazingly, both teams already have three conference losses. Since the game could go either way, we’re going to bet on the dueling Ds, give the Teaser 5 to the O/U 131 and take the Under.

Pick: HOWARD -8 over Maryland Eastern Shore paired with TCU @ 14 TEXAS TECH Under 136.

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