Free CBB Hoops Pick: Crusaders vs Cougars Odds
Looking for Valparaiso Crusaders vs. BYU Cougars free plays? It’s NIT Tournament time everyone! CBB betting sees the Crusaders taking on the Cougars on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Madison Square Garden, New York, New York. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball tournament matchups all March Madness long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NIT Tournament predictions.
29-6 (0-1 N) Valparaiso Crusaders vs. BYU Cougars 26-10 (3-2 N)
2016 NIT Tournament
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Time: 11:30 pm ET
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: PK
CBB Betting Total: 146
Live CBB Odds
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
The NIT has hit Madison Square Garden and two teams who were certainly bubble teams for the NCAA Tournament meet here as the Valparaiso Crusaders take on the BYU Cougars.
Both teams have dominated their respective NIT games, really showing off why they should have been in the NCAA Tournament. However, now that the final four of the NIT has hit, both teams strive for a title with just 2 wins to go.
The regular season winners of the Horizon League have dominated the NIT thus far and their last win may have been the most impressive.
A conference foe of BYU, St. Mary’s went into Valpo and led early against the Crusaders. However, the Valpo defense, that has been so good all season long, stepped up and held the Gaels to just 13 2nd half points.
Now defense has been a strong suit all season long for Valpo as they’ve held the opposition to just 63.5 points per game. However, the 44 and 13 2nd half points are certainly their top performance this season.
The Crusaders have been led all season long and here in this NIT tourney by Alec Peters. The 6’9 forward averages 18.5 points per game to go along with 8.4 rebounds per game. He’s put up performances of 28,26, and 20 in the three Valpo games this tournament.
The Cougars got into a high paced, high scoring match with the Sweet 16 bound Gonzaga Bulldogs in the conference tourney semi finals. However, the Cougars fell just short and their resume proved to be not enough as they fell short of an at large bid.
However, this Cougars team hasn’t lacked any type of motivation here.
BYU opened things up in the NIT with a 97 point showing against UAB. They followed that up with a hard fought battle to the finish that saw them edge Virginia Tech 80-77. Then last round, Creighton proved no match as the Cougars hit some clutch free throws down the stretch for an 88-82 victory.
BYU has been a team that has gotten production from a lot of players. The Cougars had all 5 starters score in double figures in the win over Creighton and Chase Fischer continues to dominate. Fischer has hit 110 3 pointers on the season to lead the team. Not too far behind is Nick Emery, who has 91 to his credit. This team has a solidified inside out game as Kyle Collinsworth has dominated the inside.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 10-1 in BYU last 11 neutral site games.
- Over is 7-1 in BYU last 8 non-conference games.
- Over is 6-2 in VALP last 8 overall.
Free Valparaiso Crusaders vs. BYU Cougars CBB Prediction:
This will be a fun one.
Expect a few nerves here as Valpo really hasn’t played on that big of stage coming from the Horizon League. Look for BYU to really work Collinsworth inside, forcing some double downs and giving their shooters some open looks.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: STRONG Lean OVER the Total.
The Cougars have the edge here as they are the more complete team. Look for a high scoring battle, with BYU coming out on top.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: BYU 85- Valpo 76
If you’re looking for more picks like this Valparaiso Crusaders vs. BYU Cougars NIT matchup we’ll be providing 4* free college basketball predictions on the blog all March Madness tournament long, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free NCAAB Hoops picks!
CappersPicks.com has NCAA basketball odds up on a ton of futures, and you will also find DAILY CBB lines up as well.