The time is here for more of our sparkling CBB picks, as we look at the schedule for basketball for Tuesday night. The Florida State Seminoles and Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will have it the first round of the NIT, which can be seen on the college basketball TV schedule on ESPN3.com.
Atlantic 10 Tournament Finals Picks: #5 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs @ #4 Florida State Seminoles
Date: Tuesday, March 19th, 7:15 ET
Location: Donald L. Tucker Center, Tallahassee, FL
Louisiana Tech vs. Florida State Live TV: ESPN3.com
First Round NIT Betting Lines
#5 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs +5
#4 Florida State Seminoles -5
The Bulldogs totally fell off the face of the earth at the end of the WAC season, losing on the road to both New Mexico State and Denver before getting ripped by Texas San Antonio in the quarterfinals of the WAC Tournament. This was a darn good team prior to this snafu in the schedule though, and perhaps getting away from a few days and taking on some new foes will help matters out a ton. Florida State really didn’t look all that interested at the end of the regular season, though it did win some home games here at the Tucker Center. Though this is a young team that is clearly going to be winning some more games in the future, we aren’t so sure that that desire is really there right now. FSU’s offense is generally anemic, and three of the last five games have featured scoring 62 points or fewer. This is a good opportunity to back the ‘under’, but it is an even better opportunity to take Louisiana Tech. If the Seminoles can lose at home to a team like South Alabama at the outset of the year, it can finish off its season by losing to a team like Louisiana Tech as well.
Louisiana Tech vs. Florida State Pick: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs +5
First Round NIT Predictions: Louisiana Tech 70 – Florida State 63