You can almost smell the March air, as two more conference tournaments kick off today in the Patriot League and Big South. Just two more days until every college basketball bettor’s favorite month. I identified a few situational spots on today’s slate that I have or will be investing in. Let’s dive into the six.

I included a glossary of my five favorite situational handicapping angles at the bottom. I pulled spreads from 5Dimes at the time of writing. YTD: 22-16


Mississippi State -1.5 (vs. Tennessee)

7 p.m. ET on SECN

I personally like to bet MoneyLines on small favorites (-2.5 or less) in certain spots and will likely do so in this unranked small favorite vs. ranked underdog scenario. Mississippi State sits at 21-8 (9-7 in SEC), but is not really being talked about on the national stage. The Bulldogs are currently in a four-way tie for third place in the SEC, but most bracketologists have them out of the Big Dance. Looking at their profile, they do lack that signature win. This provides the perfect opportunity to boost their resume against a Tennessee team that has been shaky on the road this month.

This would be Senior Night at the Hump, but there’s only one problem: the Bulldogs have no seniors. I expect a focused effort here in StarkVegas from the home team that needs this game badly.

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Jan 20, 2018; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs guard Quinndary Weatherspoon (11) looks to pass the ball as Alabama Crimson Tide guard Dazon Ingram (12) defends during the during the first half at Coleman Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports