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