BYU @ Southern Mississippi NIT Picks & Predictions 3/27/13

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The time is here for more of our sparkling CBB picks, as we look at the schedule for basketball for Wednesday night. The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles and BYU Cougars will have it the Quarterfinals of the NIT, which can be seen on the college basketball TV schedule on ESPNU.

Atlantic 10 Tournament Finals Picks: #3 BYU Cougars @ #1 Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles
Date: Wednesday, March 27th, 8:00 ET
Location: Reed Green Coliseum, Hattiesburg, MS
BYU vs. Southern Mississippi Live TV: ESPNU

Quarterfinals NIT Betting Lines
#3 BYU Cougars +5.5
#1 Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles -5.5
Over/Under 151

If you like seeing a heck of a lot of points in games, you definitely want to check out ESPNU tonight. The Cougars are playing as well offensively as any team in the nation at the moment, as they have scored exactly 90 points in each of their first two games played here in the NIT. G Tyler Haws and F Brandon Davies are lighting things up out there, and these two have both scored at least 20 points in both of the first two games of this tournament. There really aren’t many teams in America, let alone here in the NIT, that could truly lay claim to that type of stat. Southern Miss has some real talent as well, and it has the ability to run up and down the court with BYU too, which is something that Washington and especially Mercer just didn’t have the capacity to do. Still, we think that this is the end of the road for the Cougs. They’ve played well in this tournament, but there is a huge difference between playing in the Marriott Center and playing on the road for these guys. BYU is just 4-12 ATS in its last 16 road games, and it really didn’t play well at the end of the season against some of the more suspect teams that the WCC had to offer. We’ll lay the points.

BYU vs. Southern Mississippi Pick: Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles -5.5
Quarterfinals NIT Predictions: Southern Mississippi 78 – BYU 70

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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