2 early-season MAAC games where I see some value in the number tonight.
Monmouth -9 @ Quinnipiac - Monmouth returns the key nucleus of their excellent team that ran through the MAAC last year and took down Quinnipiac home and away by double digits. Quinnipiac has added some quality to their squad this year, but Monmouth is still on another level compared to them at this point.
Fairfield +3.5 @ Rider - Both of these teams return a lot of production as well. Fairfield won both meetings with Rider SU last season and they did so with a squad that relied heavily on underclassmen that performed well. Now those same underclassmen have had a year to develop and I really think the wrong team is favored here.
I like the Monmouth side. I love looking a teams that were on the bubble last year, and got snubbed, but are returning a lot. They know they can't afford to drop winnable games and get in the tourney, so they usually
bring their A game most times.
Cincinnati @ Iowa State over 141 - Total is set too low based on Cincy coach Cronin having a defensive rep. But this year's squad can hit perimeter shots. Iowa State's style of play allows opportunities for Cincy to score at a decent clip and I expect the Cyclones to continue to play well offensively at home.