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Colorado vs. Norfolk State - 3/25/19 NIT College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Norfolk State at Colorado
Date & Time Monday March 25, 2019, 9:00 PM (EDT)
Location
CU Events Center
Boulder, CO
The Line
Colorado -16 / over-under: 141.5
TV Channel
ESPN+
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Monday NIT college basketball action pits the Norfolk State Spartans against the Colorado Buffaloes.

The Norfolk State Spartans pulled off the biggest upset of the NIT with an 80-79 victory against the Alabama Crimson Tide as a 16 point underdog.

Derrik Jamerson Jr. led the Spartans upset pouring in a game high 25 points with seven boards while Nic Thomas netted 15 points and logged three pulls.

Norfolk State received 13 points, seven points and seven he[lpers from Steven Whitley followed by Jordan Butler and Alex Long with a combined 20 points and 24 rebounds.

The Colorado Buffaloes rallied from an early deficit to edge the visiting Dayton Flyers 78-73 as a four point home favorite to move on to the second round.

The duo of McKinley Wright IV and D’Shawn Schwartz led the Buffaloes with 19 points apiece with a combined eight boards and seven helpers.

Colorado saw 14 points and 12 rebounds from Tyler Bey while Evan Battey and Daylen Kountz tossed in eight and six points respectively.

Norfolk State Spartans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday games and  are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and  are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record and  are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.

Colorado Buffaloes are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record andare 19-7 ATS in their last 26 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and  are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall.

Norfolk State is several years removed from when they surprised in the Big Dance and I think the Spartans are better then the spread leads us to believe…

Pick:
Norfolk State +16

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