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    College Basketball Best Bets and Projections for 2/26 from the T Shoe Index

    Tyler Shoemaker's T Shoe Index college basketball best bets and projections for February 26.


    College basketball best bets and projections

    Can you believe there were some people that bet on Alabama +3 this weekend as they got obliterated by Kentucky? It’s me, I’m some people. That was just an encapsulation of how my Saturday bets went, before taking Sunday off to spend time with my family. Even on my women’s bets, I just could not catch a break. But alas, I’m back on this Monday with a couple of men’s bets and we’ll see how the women’s lines look as they trickle out Monday afternoon, but they’ve been much sharper lately compared to earlier in the season.

    Follow me on X, @TShoeIndex, to get my women’s best bets as I make them.


    Compare my odds to the college basketball odds (Vegas odds) and also take a look at the college basketball betting splits for additional info.

    These “College Basketball Best Bets and Projections” pieces will be occurring Monday-Thursday on VSiN.com, so buckle up and get ready to take advantage of having the T Shoe Index at your disposal from now on. 

    As a refresher, the T Shoe Index (TSI) is my proprietary rating system that I use for college football, NFL, men’s and women’s college basketball, and WNBA. It is a tempo and opponent-adjusted rating that allows us to answer the question, “How many points would team A be expected to score and allow vs Team B”, based on a myriad of statistical factors. 

    Here are the TSI projections for today, February 26th:

    How to read this sheet: the “TSI Projected Spread” is the projected point margin based on TSI ratings. If the number is positive, that indicates Team 1 is projected to win by that margin, if the number is negative, that indicates Team 2 is projected to win by that margin.


    TeamTeamTSITSI O/U
    Alabama A&MFlorida A&M0.2146.6
    Alabama StateBethune-Cookman-2.7138.0
    Arkansas-Pine BluffTexas Southern-2.2149.1
    CampbellUNC Wilmington-7.9145.2
    Coppin StateHoward-15.0139.7
    Delaware StateNorth Carolina Central-4.8138.7
    Houston ChristianTexas A&M-Corpus Christi-13.1144.8
    Incarnate WordNicholls State-8.1147.4
    Kansas StateWest Virginia9.7142.1
    LamarMcNeese State-7.5149.3
    Maryland-Eastern ShoreSouth Carolina State-5.8142.3
    Miami (FL)North Carolina-12.2155.5
    Mississippi Valley StatePrairie View-11.6136.2
    Morgan StateNorfolk State-10.6146.4


    Baylor/TCU Over 148.5

    Norfolk State -4.5


    TeamTeamTSITSI O/U
    Alabama A&MFlorida A&M4.9126.2
    Alabama StateBethune-Cookman-19.2122.4
    Arkansas-Pine BluffTexas Southern19.4136.2
    Coppin StateHoward-3.1113.9
    Delaware StateNorth Carolina Central-11.3139.4
    Maryland-Eastern ShoreSouth Carolina State20.2117.0
    Mississippi Valley StatePrairie View-1.0131.0
    Morgan StateNorfolk State-22.6120.2
    Tyler Shoemaker
    Tyler Shoemaker
    Tyler Shoemaker is the creator of the T Shoe Index, his proprietary ratings and projections system he incorporates into his writing and analysis at VSiN, Cleveland.com and SaturdayGlory.com. He's been with VSiN since the start of the 2023 college football season and covers college football, NFL, men's and women's college basketball, and the WNBA.

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