NCAAB: Monday Teaser, with few options, looks to Bison and Texas
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)

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

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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