For the rest of the regular season, at least once a week, we will search for intriguing contests that will have an impact on the various conference races. The reason do this is preparation for March Madness. And if you bet basketball like yours truly and many others reading this article, you understand this is more than about just the Big Dance. This includes all the other smaller tournaments where oddsmakers are not paying as close attention to. Time to get to work and look into four Thursday night encounters. Forecasts based on anticipated lines.
In the Colonial A.A., the week started with a three-way tie with these two teams and William & Mary at 7-3. One of these squads will fall off a game with a setback. Charleston won the earlier matchup 82-66 as four-point home favorites back on Jan. 11 and they have the best overall record in the league at 16-6. Many experts who did power ratings actually have Northeastern as the best team in the conference and I am thinking they will be a 4-to-6 point favorite in the rematch. With Northeastern 8-1 and 5-1 ATS at home, I will back them at these numbers.