ACC Tournament Begins and Six More Teams Guarantee Their NCAA Tourney Spot

Hofstra and Northeastern play in the CAA final tonight. Fairleigh Dickinson and St. Francis (PA) play in the Northeast Conference Championship. Wright State and Northern Kentucky play in the Horizon League Final. Gonzaga and St. Mary’s play in the WCC Championship. Finally, Omaha and North Dakota St. play in the Summit Championship. Obviously, Gonzaga is the best team playing tonight, but if you haven’t watched Northern Kentucky play this season, tonight is a good night for it. Drew McDonald is fresh off his game winning 3 against Oakland. McDonald is 6-foot-8 and is averaging a healthy 19/9 while shooting over 41% from 3. He’s worth the watch. Here’s a low quality (prolly not allowed on Youtube) view of his game winner last night.

70-62-2 on NCAAB last season and went up 8.95 units

26-26-1 this season down 2.46 units

Notre Dame -1 at -120 for 5 units. Notre Dame has lost 7 in a row. The last time the Irish won, was in February against Georgia Tech. They play the Yellow Jackets again today. Nate Leszewski and John Mooney are going to have to make shots for this to win. The Fighting Irish struggled against GT’s zone a little bit in their 10 point win in February. Neither team is deep, but in a first round ACC matchup, depth does not matter as much as it will later in the tourney. Georgia Tech has the better guard play, but Notre Dame has the advantage down low. Notre Dame does this frustrating thing… they will be in a close game and not give the ball to their best player, John Mooney, like at all. I know people hate when James Harden just dribbles for 20 seconds and then shoots.. I wish Notre Dame would do that with John Mooney. Feed your best player and you will win tonight Notre Dame.

Vermont -15 at -110 for 2 units. Binghamton is bad. They average 65.7 points a game while giving up 71.6 points a game. Vermont are a great passing team that plays solid defense. Anthony Lamb has been great in his junior year for Vermont (21/8/2). Binghamton won’t be able to guard him. Huge lines are always tough in March, but I like this spot.

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