Louisville’s Steven Enoch (23) is fouled as he drives to the basket against Wake Forest’s Isaiah Mucius (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Louisville’s Steven Enoch (23) is fouled as he drives to the basket against Wake Forest’s Isaiah Mucius (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)|(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
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NCAAB: Monday Teaser hopes for points from MEAC, Patriot games

North Carolina Central +2 @ FLORIDA A&M (123.5) 7 pm; Colgate + 5 @ LEHIGH (157), 7 pm 

Howard Gensler

Howard Gensler

North Carolina Central +2 @ FLORIDA A&M (123.5) 7 pm. We’ll acknowledge up front that we don’t know much about either of these teams, but neither does anybody else. Here’s what we do know: NCC (10-12, 5-3) has played 22 games this season and in 19 the point total has been 124 or over. Florida A&M (9-14, 6-2) has played 23 games and 13 have gone over 124. So we’re going to take our Teaser 5 off the O/U line and take the Over and say a little prayer that Virginia Tech and NC State don’ show up by mistake. Colgate + 5 @ LEHIGH (157), 7 pm. 157 seemed like an awful high O/U line until I noticed that when these two teams played Jan. 12, they combined for 169 points in a Colgate 91-78 home win. Now, Colgate is 13-10, 5-5 and visiting Lehigh (15-6, 8-2). Lehigh has only lost one game at home and they put up a lot of points, so the question is whether to push the O/U number down to 152 and take the over or just give them the points and make the game a toss up. I’m going to do the latter.
Pick: North Carolina Central @ FLORIDA A&M (Over 118.5 paired with LEHIGH Even Over Colgate.
If you’d rather have in the Teaser a game you can watch on ESPN (and because we need art), in Louisville + 4.5 @ VIRGINIA TECH (136.5) 7 pm, as a bonus we’ll take VIRGINIA TECH +.5. The Hokies 18-3, 7-2) are undefeated at home.

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