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Guaranteed Pick: Matt Fargo

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Game: Minnesota at Middle Tennessee Mar 21 2012 7:00PM
Prediction: Middle Tennessee
Grade: Loser (-110)
Reason: I think it is pretty unfortunate that Middle Tennessee closed the season as bad as it did and pretty much took itself off the bubble for the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Raiders lost their final regular season game at Western Kentucky, although the Hilltoppers made a big and unexpected run, and lost in their first game of the Sun Belt Tournament to Arkansas St. This team is much better than that and coming into those games at 25-4 shows how good they were and how they are out to prove that now. Minnesota was a major disappointment as injuries took their toll this season. The Gophers were young but could have been a lot better than their 6-12 Big Ten record closed at. Give them credit for not quitting as they won a game against Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament before bowing out against Michigan in overtime. They entered the NIT as a number six seed and they have already won twice on the road to get into this position. With only three total road wins prior to this, we won't see another one. Because of the Minnesota upset of Miami, Middle Tennessee gets to host one last home game before going to MSG and the NIT Final Four should they win. The last game at Tennessee was a big one and should provide a ton of confidence here. Trailing by eight with 7:11 to play, the Blue Raiders hit five straight free throws which was part of a 15-0 run that eventually let them pull away. Overall, Middle Tennessee is 16-1 at home this season with that only loss coming in the conference tournament. Middle Tennessee is a perfect 8-0 this season when playing against teams with a winning record, winning those games by nearly 10 ppg. The Blue Raiders are also 12-2 ATS in their 14 non-conference games and we aren't talking patsies as notable wins came against Tennessee as mentioned, Marshall, Mississippi, Akron and UCLA. Minnesota is on a perfect 6-0 cover run but that has cut this line down and it is 5-14 in its last 19 games against teams shooting 48 percent or better from the floor. 10* (772) Middle Tennessee St. Blue Raiders

Game: Nevada at Stanford Mar 21 2012 9:00PM
Prediction: Nevada
Grade: Loser (-110)
Reason: The Wolf Pack were an NCAA Tournament bubble team yet they only received one of the four number five seeds in the NIT and they have used that as motivation along the way. Now they are a win away from their first ever NIT Final Four and while the trip to New York has not been used as another motivator, it is certainly something to give them a boost. Nevada is 10-2 on the road this season so winning away from home has certainly not been an issue. Nevada has the advantage of not only having an extra day of rest here but Stanford needed overtime in a late game to take out Illinois St. On top of that, it is final week at Stanford and after it averaged only 1,560 fans per game in the first two rounds, don't expect that average to increase as finals are more important at a school of that caliber than an NIT game. The Cardinal are a great team at home at 16-2 but this is a pretty big number to cover against a very powerful team such as Nevada. Balance is big on both sides offensively and Nevada has gotten a lot out of Olek Czyz of late. He pouring in 24 points against Bucknell in the last game and over the past 10 games, Czyz is averaging 18.5 ppg on 51.9 percent shooting from the field and 72.4 percent from the free-throw line. The Wolf Pack have four players averaging double-digits in scoring and as a team they are shooting 45.1 percent from the floor and they pose a big threat to Stanford on the boards. Winning the rebounding battle will be big for Nevada as it has easily done so in its last four wins. Conversely, the Cardinal in both NIT games. The Wolf Pack are 7-1 ATS this season against teams that are outrebounding their opponents by four or more rpg including covers in six straight games. Also, Nevada is 9-0 ATS this season as a road underdog and the only time it failed to cover a game as an underdog was a neutral court game against BYU that took place in Chicago. 9* (773) Nevada Wolf Pack

Game: Pittsburgh at Butler Mar 21 2012 8:00PM
Prediction: Pittsburgh
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: Instead of quitting in what was a very disappointing season, Pittsburgh is playing strong with easy wins against Wofford and Princeton in the first two games of the CBI. The Panthers are still at only 19 wins so getting to the 20-win plateau is now the goal and what better team than to do it against than Butler which ended their season last year with a controversial one-point win in the NCAA Tournament. The Panthers are playing loose and that has proven to be successful after the poor season. Butler is making a run of its own as it has won four of its last five games and nine of its last 11 to put itself into position to extend the season, one that turned out to be a disappointment as well. The Bulldogs first game in the CBI was at home against Delaware and the game attracted just 2,349 fans so the normally strong home court edge is not the same, especially seeing the Bulldogs are just 13-5 on their home floor the entire season. The line is certainly reflecting that. While Pittsburgh is not where it wants to be, the players are clearly ready to keep on going. "They've shown it in everything they've done, from practice, being there early to how we've come out and played from the start in both games," Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon said. "These guys wanted to play. They didn't do what they wanted to do during the year. They felt like they disappointed themselves and each other." A CBI Championship is nothing special but at this point, losing is not in the cards. The Panthers will be hungry to take out the Bulldogs after the heartbreaking loss just over a year ago. "We remember what happened last time we played them," Trey Woodall said of the 71-70 last-second loss. "We aren't looking for redemption. We just want to go out there and win." Butler is 3-12 ATS in its last 15 home games after a game where they covered the spread and just 6-14-1 ATS in its last 21 games following a win. Pittsburgh meanwhile is 8-1 ATS in its last nine road games after two consecutive home games. 9* (779) Pittsburgh Panthers