Lots of CAA action highlights Monday's slate. Come pick (responsibly) with me!
My last time out featured some solid wins and some brutal losses (including Green Bay, a 18-point underdog, beating Milwaukee outright...cmon man!). I'm confident in this Monday card to start the week off on the right foot.
Loving the CAA slate tonight. Of the six games to be played, I've got action on four of them. I am biased towards the favorites; I'm loving Charleston to get back on track against a team they crushed in Boston a few weeks ago, Towson to take care of business against W&M, and Delaware to beat an ailing Stony Brook squad. NCA&T is the one I am least confident in, as their body of work has been inconsistent and Monmouth is good for 1-2 major upsets each year.
Prayers up to Hartford, who had a lot go wrong this year (which I've covered before). Their two D1 wins are against NEC teams, and everything else has been - for lack of better term - a complete dumpster fire. No disrespect to Hartford, but just reading between the lines, South Alabama is close to a lock here.
Texas is favored to win by 4 on most books, and 5 on KenPom. Yes, the only knocked off the Red Raiders by 2 at home in their last meeting, but now Texas appears to be playing a bit more consistently in their new style under Rodney Terry (HC Chris Beard was fired earlier this year for pending criminal charges). While some think Tech will take this home, I am riding with the Longhorns.
Lock Notes: It's no secret that I'm all in on Charleston this year. Last time they met Northeastern, they were ranked in the Top 20 and smacked them 87-61 in Boston. Since then, Charleston lost two games - one to a solid Hofstra group, and another to a surging Drexel. The losses were a combined five points. But the wheels are back on for the Cougars, who have won their last three by an average of over 20 points per win. I love Charleston to defend their home court against the Huskies tonight and reprise their performance in Boston a few weeks ago.