become a free member

Last Updated Mar 09, 2022, 09:25 AM

NEC Tournament Picks, Predictions, Odds

The NEC Tournament wrapped up Tuesday night in Smithfield, R.I., home of the Bryant Bulldogs. It was a strange finish, although the result wasn't really in doubt. With just a little more than four minutes to go in regulation, a fight broke out in the stands among the Wagner and Bryant fans. The Seahawks fans were mostly cleared out, as were some of the Bulldogs fans. One player for Wagner was also ejected in a scene which was truly March Madness.

The game finished, with Bryant cruising to the automatic bid and their first-ever NCAA Tournament berth. The Bulldogs faithful were able to spill onto the court, and the fans partied like they should after the historic victory for Bryant. Peter Kiss, the nation's leading scorer, ended up posting 34 points with four 3-pointers, giving him 25 or more points in 13 of his past 17 games. The Bulldogs, projected as a 16-seed, will still be a very dangerous out due to the presence of Kiss and a deep frontcourt.

NEC Tournament Schedule

Opening Round - Monday, Feb. 28

  • No. 9 Central Connecticut State 67 (+5), No. 8 Fairleigh Dickinson 66 - Under 138

Quarterfinals - Wednesday, Mar. 2

  • No. 1 Bryant 73 (-17), No. 9 Central Connecticut State 59 - Over 148
  • No. 4 Mount Saint Mary's 78 (-7), No. 5 St. Francis Brooklyn 48 - Push 126
  • No. 2 Wagner 82 (-11), St. Francis (PA) 53 - Under 138
  • No. 3 Long Island 82 (-8), Sacred Heart 75 - Over 156.5

Semifinals - Saturday, Mar. 5

  • No. 4 Mount Saint Mary's - 69 (+7.5) vs. No. 1 Bryant - 70 - Under 140.5
  • No. 3 Long Island - 62 vs. No. 2 Wagner - 82 (-5.5) - Under 147

Championship - Tuesday, Mar. 8

  • No. 1 Bryant - 70 (-3) vs. No. 2 Wagner - 43 - Under 149
Mount St. Mary's, the defending NEC champ, went 1-6 ATS in the final seven regular-season games. (AP)

NEC Tournament Betting Resources

  • Dates: Feb. 28, Mar. 2, Mar. 3 & Mar. 8
  • Venue: Higher seed's home venue
  • Network(s): NECFrontRow.com, ESPN3, ESPN2

NEC Tournament Seeds

  1. Bryant Bulldogs - SU (19-9), ATS (16-11), O/U (16-11)
  2. Wagner Seahawks - SU (19-5), ATS (12-10-1), O/U (13-10)
  3. Long Island Sharks - SU (15-13), ATS (13-13-1), O/U (12-5)
  4. Mount Saint Mary's Mountaineers - SU (13-15), ATS (14-13), O/U (11-16)
  5. St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers - SU (10-19), ATS (15-13), O/U (11-17)
  6. Sacred Heart Pioneers - SU (10-19), ATS (11-17), O/U (19-9)
  7. St. Francis Pennsylvania Red Flash - SU (9-20), ATS (11-16-1), O/U (14-13-1)
  8. Fairleigh Dickinson Knights - SU (4-21), ATS (11-14), O/U (14-11)
  9. Central Connecticut State Blue Devils - SU (7-23), ATS (16-14), O/U (9-21)

2022 NEC Tournament Betting Results

  • SU Favorites-Underdogs: 7-1
  • ATS Favorites-Underdogs: 4-4
  • Over/Under: 2-5-1

NEC Tournament History

  • 2022 - Bryant
  • 2021 - Mount Saint Mary's
  • 2020 - Robert Morris
  • 2019 - Fairleigh Dickinson
  • 2018 - Long Island
  • 2017 - Mount Saint Mary's
  • 2016 - Fairleigh Dickinson
  • 2015 - Robert Morris
  • 2014 - Mount Saint Mary's
  • 2013 - Long Island
  • 2012 - Long Island
  • 2011 - Long Island
  • 2010 - Robert Morris
We may be compensated by the company links provided on this page. Read more

NCAAB News