FDU vs Texas Southern bets hook up with quite an intriguing contest on Wednesday night. The Texas Southern Tigers came up with an impressive run to win the SWAC tournament. That started with the Tigers clamping down on defense. Once Texas Southern realized the run they were on, the Tigers (8th seed) upset Grambling in the Final. It is quite the story for them as they face the FDU Knights from Northern New Jersey.
FDU vs Texas Southern Bets causes much hesitation, for Wednesday night. The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights play in the Northeast Conference. This Knights team struggled quite a bit in the regular season but played somewhat better within the conference. Also, there is one strange technicality involving the team from New Jersey. FDU lost their conference tournament but advanced because Merrimack was ineligible.
Now, FDU (19-15) has nothing to lose. Does the team find a way to win and advance to the “Round Of 64?” Coach Tobin Anderson and the Knights enjoyed the easiest schedule in college basketball. The inevitable question gets asked. Can FDU go on a run like Saint Peter’s did last year? There is this instant classic for those who do not remember the Peacocks’ run to the Elite Eight.
FDU possesses none of that magic to be honest. Their SRS is double digits in the negative category. For those wondering, Texas Southern’s (14-20) is marginally better at -9.49. Little surprise exists why these two schools are both 16 seeds. The Tigers beat Arizona State early in the season. That was their one quality win against a team with a positive Simple Rating System metric.
So, given how both teams have played, March Madness play-in bets feel a sense of dread in trying to make heads or tails of this contest. Texas Southern put it together defensively at the right time, and FDU can go ice-cold for long stretches. Bovada Online Sportsbook shows a number of 145.5 points for a game total. Now, three straight games connected on the under for Texas Southern and four of the past six for FDU. Riding the under feels like a solid pick.
FDU vs Texas Southern Bets leans more toward the moneyline on Wednesday. Every metric a bettor turns to bodes poorly or less than optimal for this contest. When the numbers are explored more deeply, one quickly realizes that FDU may have won the worst Division 1 College Basketball conference. Oh, technically, the Knights did not win. Oops!
Again, Texas Southern was just 11-20 before entering their conference tournament. Then, the Tigers roared into the “Big Dance.” How does anyone who wagers regularly or casually figure this out? There is an honest answer. Be smarter, and do not go overboard with a game like this.
On the bright side, the winner of this game does not have very far to go and gets a little rest too. The idea is that Texas Southern held its opponents to a mere 60.3 points per game in their conference tournament. FDU could not even win its tournament or handle teams who played stifling defense. The Tigers may not need to play a solid game for 40 minutes to advance to Columbus on Friday.
Finally, this game expects to feature some runs that would not be considered Division 1-level basketball. Nerves undermine things too, but it is difficult to ascertain whether Texas Southern can cover the two-point spread. Out of both teams, it is safer to stick with the moneyline on Wednesday night, and Texas Southern to win and move on.
FDU vs Texas Southern Bets attempts to look at a game prop or two. Perhaps, the hardest thing to figure out besides the spread or moneyline may be which game props to utilize. When one looks at these two teams, Texas Southern appears in better form defensively. Also, the Tigers played on Saturday, while FDU wrapped up their conference tournament earlier last week.
Most every pundit and betting expert fixated on the 20. That’s correct. Texas Southern lost 20 games this year but defeated a Grambling team that won 24 games and 15 of 18 in the SWAC. That has to be commended somehow. Grambling yielded a mere 62.2 points per game, and yet Texas Southern played their game and won.
Think about what that loss meant for Grambling. Texas Southern kept them from a trip to the dance and then the NIT. Now, that is double the insult. If any team feels zero pressure, it may be these Tigers. Fairleigh Dickinson does not scare them; Grambling is a more difficult opponent. When expectations are that low, watch how lose a team plays.
Our NCAA Basketball Play-In Bets capitalizes on Betting Site Bonuses to help bankroll for March Madness. Now is the time we use a few props, such as FDU scoring less than 71.5 points on Wednesday night. Furthermore, wagering small dollar amounts (like $5) is prudent. The Texas Southern prop tallying under 73.5 points is worth some consideration. This is based on how their conference tournament went.
NCAAB online betting sites look to more basketball, including the NIT and more March Madness, later in the week. Good luck!
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