NCAAB Odds: NIT Betting Preview

SMU didn't make it into the field for the NCAA Tournament this year, so instead they'll be a top seed at the National Invitation Tournament this month with that college basketball betting event getting underway on Tuesday night.

Tuesday's first-round NIT betting matchups are Arkansas vs. Indiana State, St. John's vs. Robert Morris, Green Bay vs. Belmont, Clemson vs. Georgia State, Minnesota vs. High Point, St. Mary's vs. Utah, Missouri vs. Davidson, Florida State vs. FGCU, and Georgetown vs. West Virginia.

On Wednesday it'll then be SMU vs. UC Irvine, San Francisco vs. LSU, California vs. Utah Valley, Illinois vs. Boston University, Southern Miss vs. Toledo, Louisiana Tech vs. Iona, and Georgia vs. Vermont.

Second-round NIT betting action takes place from March 20-24, with the quarterfinals on March 25 and 26, and the semifinals on April 1. The championship game of the NIT will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York on April 3. Find NIT betting lines this month at Bovada.

2014 NIT Schedule: First-Round Games

March 18 - Arkansas vs. Indiana State - Matchup Report
March 18 - St. John's vs. Robert Morris - Matchup Report
March 18 - Green Bay vs. Belmont - Matchup Report
March 18 - Clemson vs. Georgia State - Matchup Report
March 18 - Minnesota vs. High Point - Matchup Report
March 18 - St. Mary's vs. Utah - Matchup Report
March 18 - Missouri vs. Davidson - Matchup Report
March 18 - Florida State vs. FGCU - Matchup Report
March 18 - Georgetown vs. West Virginia - Matchup Report
March 19 - SMU vs. UC Irvine - Matchup Report
March 19 - San Francisco vs. LSU - Matchup Report
March 19 - California vs. Utah Valley - Matchup Report
March 19 - Illinois vs. Boston University - Matchup Report
March 19 - So. Miss vs. Toledo - Matchup Report
March 19 - Louisiana Tech vs. Iona - Matchup Report
March 19 - Georgia vs. Vermont - Matchup Report

Second Round: March 20-24
Quarterfinals: March 25-26
Semifinals: April 1
Championship Game: April 3

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The Kentucky Wildcats didn't make the NCAA Tournament this season, so instead they'll try to pay off on the NIT betting lines at the sportsbooks as that secondary college basketball event gets underway this week.

And since the Wildcats' home arena is being used for March Madness, they'll play on the road against Robert Morris at the Charles L. Sewall Center in their first-round NIT matchup on Tuesday despite the fact that they are the top seed at the tournament.

Other NIT betting matchups on tap for Tuesday include St. John's at St. Joseph's, Niagara at Maryland, Louisiana Tech at Florida State, Northeastern at Alabama, Norfolk State at Virginia, Ohio at Denver, Washington at BYU, and Stephen F. Austin at Stanford.

On Wednesday it's then Indiana State at Iowa, Stony Brook at Massachusetts, Charlotte at Providence, Mercer at Tennessee, Long Beach State at Baylor, Charleston Southern at Southern Miss, and Detroit at Arizona State.

Second-round NIT betting action takes place from March 21-25, with the quarterfinals on March 26 and 27, and the semifinals on April 2. The championship game of the NIT will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York on April 4.

Ohio State (2008), Penn State (2009), Dayton (2010), Wichita State (2011), and Stanford (2012) are the past five champions of the National Invitation Tournament.

2013 NIT Schedule: First-Round Games

March 19 - Kentucky at Robert Morris - Matchup Report
March 19 - St. John's at St. Joseph's - Matchup Report
March 19 - Niagara at Maryland - Matchup Report
March 19 - Louisiana Tech at Florida State - Matchup Report
March 19 - Northeastern at Alabama - Matchup Report
March 19 - Norfolk State at Virginia - Matchup Report
March 19 - Ohio at Denver - Matchup Report
March 19 - Washington at BYU - Matchup Report
March 19 - Stephen F. Austin at Stanford - Matchup Report
March 20 - Indiana State at Iowa - Matchup Report
March 20 - Stony Brook at Massachusetts - Matchup Report
March 20 - Charlotte at Providence - Matchup Report
March 20 - Mercer at Tennessee - Matchup Report
March 20 - Long Beach State at Baylor - Matchup Report
March 20 - Charleston Southern at Southern Miss - Matchup Report
March 20 - Detroit at Arizona State - Matchup Report

Second Round: March 21-25
Quarterfinals: March 26-27
Semifinals: April 2
Championship Game: April 4

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NIT betting gets underway on Tuesday this week, with top seeds Washington, Tennessee, and Seton Hall all hitting the hardwood on the college hoops lines in first-round action at the tourney.

Washington (-8.5) will host Texas Arlington on Tuesday, while Tennessee (-15.5) takes on Savannah State, and Seton Hall (-12.5) battles Stony Brook. The other No. 1 seed at the event, Arizona (-8), will host Bucknell on Wednesday.

Other NIT games on tap for college basketball betting on Tuesday are Akron at Northwestern (-5), LSU at Oregon (-7), Dayton at Iowa (-3), Marshall at Middle Tennessee (-4.5), UMass at Mississippi State (-7.5), and Cleveland State at Stanford (-6).

The rest of Wednesday's schedule is then Minnesota at La Salle (-4), Valparaiso at Miami, UCF at Drexel (-6.5), UNI at St. Joseph's (-5.5), Nevada at Oral Roberts (-5.5), and Illinois State at Ole Miss (-5.5).

Second-round action at the NIT will take place on March 15-19, with the tournament's quarterfinals on March 20-21. The semifinals are then on the schedule for March 27, with the championship game set for Madison Square Garden on March 29.

West Virginia (2007), Ohio State (2008), Penn State (2009), Dayton (2010), and Wichita State (2011) are the past five champions of the National Invitation Tournament.

2012 NIT Schedule: First-Round Games

March 13 - Texas Arlington @ Washington
March 13 - Akron @ Northwestern
March 13 - LSU @ Oregon
March 13 - Dayton @ Iowa
March 13 - Savannah State @ Tennessee
March 13 - Marshall @ Middle Tennessee
March 13 - Stony Brook @ Seton Hall
March 13 - UMass @ Mississippi State
March 13 - Cleveland State @ Stanford
March 14 - Minnesota @ La Salle
March 14 - Valparaiso @ Miami
March 14 - UCF @ Drexel
March 14 - UNI @ Saint Joseph's
March 14 - Bucknell @ Arizona
March 14 - Nevada @ Oral Roberts
March 14 - Illinois State @ Ole Miss

Second Round: March 15-19
Quarterfinals: March 20-21
Semifinals: March 27
Championship Game: March 29

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