Monday’s Tip Sheet

NIT, CBI, CIT Betting Results

The remaining 16 teams in this year’s NCAA Tournament will be back in action later this week. However, Monday night’s college basketball betting board is highlighted by a trio of matchups in two other postseason tournaments.

Starting in the NIT, the Norfolk State Spartans will be on the road against the Colorado Buffaloes. Over in the CBI, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers head to West Virginia to face the Mountaineers and the Brown Bears will be on the West Coast against Loyola Marymount Lions.


No. 8 Norfolk State Spartans at No. 4 Colorado Buffaloes (9 p.m. ET)

Opening Odds: Colorado -14 ½, 147

Betting Matchup

The Spartans stunned top-seeded Alabama 80-79 in overtime in the opening round of their NIT bracket. They closed as 16-point underdogs, but this was just the second time they covered against the spread in their last six games. The total has gone OVER in four of those six contests. Norfolk State plays out of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference where it went 14-2 straight-up to win the regular season title. It lost to North Carolina Central 50-47 as a 4 ½-point favorite in the conference tournament.

Colorado went 22-12 SU this season with a 10-8 record in Pac-12 play. It came up short against Washington 66-61 as a three-point underdog in the conference tournament after knocking off Oregon State 73-58 as a 2 ½-point underdog. The Buffaloes opened play in the NIT by beating Dayton 78-73 to cover as 4 ½-point favorites. They are 5-2 ATS over their past seven games with the total staying UNDER in five of those outing. Colorado’s Tyler Bey scored 14 points with 12 rebounds to pace the win in the opening round.

Betting Trends

-- The Spartans are 5-1 ATS in their last six games played on Monday with the total going OVER in 15 of their last 20 games following a SU win.

-- The Buffaloes have a 7-1 record ATS in their last eight home games and the total has stayed UNDER in six of their last seven nonconference games.


Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at West Virginia Mountaineers (7 p.m. ET)

Opening Odds: West Virginia -9, 157 ½

Betting Matchup

As members of the Sun Belt Conference, the Chanticleers made their way to the quarterfinals of the CBI with an 81-72 victory against Howard last Wednesday as 11-point favorites. They have failed to cover the closing number in four of their last six games with the total staying UNDER in four of those games. They are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games. Coastal Carolina got a strong effort from Tyrell Gumbs-Frater in Wednesday’s win with 22 points. The team averaged 76.4 points a game in the regular season while allowing 73.0 points on defense.

West Virginia went 15-20 SU this season with a 4-14 record in Big 12 play. As the No. 10 seed in a ten-team tournament, the Mountaineers made some early noise by beating Oklahoma 72-71 as 6 ½-point underdogs ahead of their stunning 79-74 shocker over No. 1 seed Texas Tech as 13-point underdogs. The ride came to an end with a 88-74 loss to Kansas as 9 ½-point underdogs. West Virginia beat Grand Canyon 77-63 in the CBI opener as a 5 ½-point favorite. Jermaine Haley scored 24 points in last Wednesday’s win.

Betting Trends

-- The Chanticleers have gone 5-0-1 ATS in their last six Monday games and the total has stayed UNDER in five of their last seven games on the road.

-- The Mountaineers are 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven nonconference games. The total has gone OVER in their last four games following a SU win.

Brown Bears at Loyola Marymount Lions (10 p.m. ET)

Opening Odds: Loyola Marymount -4 ½, 137 ½

Betting Matchup

The Bears failed to qualify for the four-team Ivy League Tournament with a 58-51 loss to Penn in their regular season finale as six-point road underdogs. They were 7-7 SU in league play as part of a 19-11 record overall. In their opening effort in this tournament, they beat UAB 83-78 as slight one-point home favorites. Brown is 3-1 ATS in its last four games with the total staying UNDER in three of those games. Obi Okolie came away with a career-high 26 points to help the Bears advance to this game.

Playing out of the West Coast Conference, Loyola Marymount made an early exit in the conference tournament with a 68-65 loss to Pepperdine as a 4 ½-point favorite. The Lions drew Cal Baptist in the opening round of the CBI and squeezed out a 56-55 win on the road as two-point favorites. They are 2-4 ATS in their last six games and the total has stayed UNDER in five of their last seven games. Mattias Markusson converted a three-point attempt in the closing seconds of Wednesday’s win as part of his 13 points on the night.

Betting Trends

-- The Bears are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games following a SU win and the total has stayed UNDER in 20 of their last 27 road games.

-- The Lions have failed to cover in 11 of their last 15 games coming off a SU win with the total staying UNDER or ending as a PUSH in 10 of their last 13 nonconference games.