Massachusetts @ Seton Hall NIT Second Round Free Picks 3/17/12

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Another No. 1 seed is going to be in action on Saturday in the NIT, where the Seton Hall Pirates are going to try to make for great NIT picks against the Massachusetts Minutemen.

NIT Matchup: #5 Massachusetts Minutemen vs. #1 Seton Hall Pirates
Date: Saturday, March 17th, 11:00 ET
Location: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
NIT Odds: Seton Hall -8
NIT TV Schedule: ESPN,

We have already seen Seton Hall struggle and struggle mightily once in this tournament, and we know that there could be a lot more struggles coming here against UMass on Saturday. This is a game that is going to fly under the radar with so many of the other big time games going on over the weekend, but this is one that you probably aren’t going to want to miss. The Minutemen have already proven over the course of the last two weeks that they will not be intimidated. They took out Temple from the A-10 Tournament, and now, they have the scalp of Mississippi State as well. The Hall is just lucky to be here, as Stony Brook was able to come into this building and nearly pull off the upset. There really isn’t all that much difference between the Pirates and the Minutemen, and in the end, we do think that the A-10 reps are going to get the job done against a very overrated team from a conference that, as we are seeing across the postseason, has been tremendously overrated as well.

NIT Free Pick: Massachusetts +8

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.