Our top betting pick on Tuesday comes from the NIT Tournament as the Massachusetts Minutemen out of the Atlanta 10 conference will travel to Colonial Athletic conference club the Drexel Dragons. They tip off this NIT quarterfinal game from Drexel at 7PM Eastern Time and its ESPN providing the live national television broadcast. With our top college basketball pick for tonight we will play on the Massachusetts Minutemen +8 points against the Drexel Dragons. The odds pulled from our NIT Tournament pick come courtesy of Just Bet sportsbook.
The betting odds opened up from the college basketball game with the home team Drexel Dragons favored by -6 ½ points with an over under of 141 points. The early money has steamed on the Dragons as Drexel is now up to a -8 point betting favorite at most online sportsbooks. The total in the game has held steady as it has not moved off the opener of 141 points. Those who bet the home favored Drexel Dragons on the money line will see a return of -360 odds. If you think the road underdog Massachusetts Minutemen can steal a victory against Drexel tonight straight up your will get +325 odds for your money line wager.
The winner of this game will travel to the NIT semifinals and will play at Madison Square Gardens in New York over national television next week. Both teams equally would like that opportunity so motivation is evenly spread between both teams. You have to respect the quality of the Atlantic 10 conference as we see Xavier in the Sweet 16 and we had a respectable showing from the St Louis Billikens who gave Michigan St all they could handle in the round of 32. St Bonaventure gave a great showing as well with a three point loss to Florida St. Temple hung tough against the suffocating defense of Big East entrant South Florida for over a half. Massachusetts have represented itself fairly well in the NIT with a road win at Mississippi St in round one and in their second round game on Saturday they traveled to Big East conference foe Seton Hall and came away with the 77-67 road win as a +6 point underdog. The Minutemen can score as the team has averaged 85 points and 44.7% shooting over their past five games with 38.2% coming from the three point line.
Drexel opened up by blowing out a mediocre Central Florida team in round one. Then a young and down Northern Iowa club traveled to Drexel and dropped a 65-63 decision as a +7 ½ point underdog on Sunday. I don’t believe the Missouri Valley conference is as strong as previous seasons. Northern Iowa is in the NIT based on reputation. Massachusetts is a better team than Northern Iowa and from a better conference. Drexel was laying -7 ½ points to a much inferior team than UMASS. You get +8 points tonight with the Minutemen. Drexel and Massachusetts play a very competitive game tonight and when you get 8 points you just need to stay competitive. Bet Massachusetts tonight and before you do get the best number by checking sports odds.