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    College Basketball Best Bets and Projections for 3/5 from the T Shoe Index

    Tyler Shoemaker's T Shoe Index college basketball best bets and projections for March 5.


    College basketball best bets and projections

    Conference tournaments are beginning to get underway and it is officially the best time of year for college basketball. Something about betting higher-stakes games always feels more exhilarating, too, or maybe that’s just me. Nonetheless, VSiN has you covered with full conference tournament previews from a betting perspective, and I’ll have you covered with projections on every game as well.

    Follow me on X, @TShoeIndex, for today’s top women’s bets.


    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, March 5th:

    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
    Air ForceWyoming-5.9141.3
    AkronEastern Michigan13.8136.9
    Albany (NY)Bryant-1.8158.1
    ArmyHoly Cross5.8134.8
    Austin PeayNorth Florida6.6145.3
    Ball StateKent State-3.5144.2
    BinghamtonMaryland-Baltimore County-4.9154.2
    Boise StateNevada4.8146.6
    Bowling Green StateWestern Michigan-2.7143.5
    Central MichiganNorthern Illinois1.0141.3
    Coastal CarolinaLouisiana-Monroe3.0144.8
    DaytonSaint Louis9.5149.8
    DePaulSt. John’s (NY)-18.6145.8
    Detroit MercyMilwaukee-13.6150.1
    DuquesneVirginia Commonwealth-5.7139.3
    Eastern KentuckyJacksonville7.6143.9
    Florida StatePittsburgh-9.0147.3
    Georgia TechWake Forest-12.4148.6
    IUPUICleveland State-20.5143.5
    KansasKansas State7.7145.3
    LibertyMiddle Tennessee3.1139.5
    LipscombNorth Alabama10.4154.1
    LouisvilleVirginia Tech-9.2150.1
    Loyola (MD)Navy-7.3138.7
    Miami (OH)Toledo1.3148.6
    Nevada-Las VegasSan Diego State-1.0142.3
    New HampshireVermont-12.3141.7
    North CarolinaNotre Dame11.9142.2
    Oklahoma StateTexas Tech-1.4147.1
    Old DominionTexas State-1.9137.4
    Purdue Fort WayneRobert Morris14.3148.9
    Queens (NC)Stetson-4.3153.9
    South FloridaTulane10.2155.1


    Western Michigan +1.5

    Coastal Carolina +2


    TeamTeamTSITSI O/U
    Boise StateColorado State-4.2126.8
    CharlotteEast Carolina2.1127.2
    Coastal CarolinaSouth Alabama7.7132.7
    Detroit MercyRobert Morris12.2118.8
    Fresno StateNew Mexico-1.5127.0
    Georgia SouthernTexas State1.2133.0
    IUPUIYoungstown State-9.8129.1
    MemphisNorth Texas-8.8137.7
    NevadaSan Jose State10.2126.9
    Nevada-Las VegasUtah State35.2141.5
    Northern KentuckyOakland1.6144.1
    San Diego StateWyoming0.3127.3
    South FloridaSouthern Methodist-1.1129.9
    Southern MethodistSouth Florida1.1129.9
    UABWichita State6.5140.1
    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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