Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 9:59 AM
Tuesday's Tip Sheet
NIT, CBI, CIT Betting Results
Filling the gap before the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 Round later this week is a trio of games on Tuesday night’s schedule in the NIT and CIT postseason competitions.
Starting in the NIT, No. 6 Wichita State will be on the road against No. 1 Indiana followed by No. 2 Creighton going on the road to face No. 1 TCU. The top matchup in the CIT pits Presbyterian on the road against Marshall in the quarterfinals.
National Invitation Tournament (NIT)
No. 6 Wichita State Shockers at No. 1 Indiana Hoosiers (ESPN, 7:00 p.m. ET)
Opening Odds: Indiana -5 ½, 138
The Shockers started their run in the NIT with a 76-70 road victory against Furman as 4 ½-point underdogs. They closed as 6 ½-point underdogs on the road in Sunday’s 63-55 upset over Clemson.
Their only straight-up loss in the last nine games was to Cincinnati in a tight 66-63 setback as five-point underdogs in the semifinals of the AAC Tournament. Wichita State is 5-0 against the spread in its last five contests and the total has gone OVER in three of those games.
Indiana bowed out of the Big Ten Tournament in its first game with a 79-75 loss to Ohio State as a two-point favorite. The Hoosiers hammered St. Francis-Pennsylvania 89-72 in the NIT opener as heavy 16 ½-point home favorites.
They advanced to this round with a 63-60 victory against Arkansas as 5 ½-point home favorites. This was just the second time they failed to cover in their last nine games. Guard Devonte Green scored 18 points with 11 records to help pace Saturday’s win against Arkansas.
-- The Shockers are 4-0 ATS in their last four road games with the total going OVER in their last six games against the Big Ten.
-- The Hoosiers have covered the closing number in five of their last six home games and the total has stayed UNDER in 11 of their last 16 games at home.
-- Wichita State won the only previous meeting SU with the total going OVER the closing line
No. 2 Creighton Bluejays at No. 1 TCU Horned Frogs (ESPN, 9:00 p.m. ET)
Opening Odds: TCU -3 ½, 151 ½
Creighton was a one-and-done in the Big East Tournament with a 63-61 loss to Xavier as a three-point favorite. Closing as eight-point favorites in their NIT opener, the Bluejays got past Loyola-Chicago by nine points to cover.
Facing Memphis at home last Friday, they came away with a 79-67 victory as 5 ½-point favorites. Creighton heads on the road for this matchup at 4-2 ATS in its last six road games. Mitch Ballock and Marcus Zegarowski combined to score 28 points in Friday’s win.
As the top seed in their section of the NIT bracket, the Horned Frogs rolled over Sam Houston State 82-69 to cover as 12-point home favorites ahead of Sunday’s 88-72 rout of Nebraska as 4 ½-point favorites at home.
TCU is still just 3-5 ATS over its last eight games with the total going OVER in its last four outings while averaging 76 points per game. Desmond Bane went off for 30 points against Nebraska. JD Miller (15 points) was one of six players in double figures in the Horned Frogs’ NIT opener.
-- The Bluejays have covered in four of their last five nonconference games and the total has stayed UNDER in their last six games on the road.
-- The Horned Frogs are a perfect 11-0 ATS in their last 11 games outside the Big 12. The total has gone OVER in six of their last eight nonconference games.
-- The two split a pair of previous meetings SU with TCU going 2-0 ATS.
College Insider Tournament (CIT)
Presbyterian Blue Hose at Marshall Thundering Herd (7:00 p.m. ET)
Opening Odds: Marshall -4 ½, 168
Playing out of the Big South, Presbyterian went 9-7 SU in conference play. Going on the road for its first two CIT games, the Blue Hose upset Seattle 73-69 as five-point underdogs before knocking off Robert Morris 77-70 on Sunday as slight one-point favorites.
They are 3-1 ATS in their last four games with the total going OVER or ending as a PUSH in three of those games. Francois Lewis and freshman Adam Flagler each scored 19 points in Sunday’s win. Cory Hightower had the hot hand against Seattle with 18 points.
Marshall was tied for second in Conference USA at 11-7. Following last Tuesday’s 78-73 victory against IUPUI as 7 ½-point home favorites, the Thundering Herd received a bye to the CIT quarterfinals as one of the top three seeds.
That earlier win boosted their record to 7-1 SU over their last eight games while going 5-3 ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in four of their last five games. Marshall’s CJ Burks scored 25 points against IUPUI with Jon Elmore adding 22 more points to the winning cause.
-- The Blue Hose are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games against a nonconference opponent and the total has gone OVER in six of their last eight games following a SU win.
-- The Thundering Herd have gone 5-1 ATS in their last six games coming off a SU win and the total has stayed UNDER in their last four home games.
-- Marshall won the only previous meeting SU with no posted betting lines.