first_imgNo. 4 Davidson (-2.5) vs. No. 5 Lipscomb No. 4 Providence (-6) vs. No. 5 Arkansas The National Invitation Tournament (NIT) begins Tuesday and according to the oddsmakers, the favorites should make it safely to the second round. There isn’t much room for a big upset when looking at the lines for both Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s games, but there are some matchups that should provide an opportunity for an exciting finish, including No. 4 Davidson versus No. 5 Lipscomb and No. 3 Furman against No. 6 Wichita State. The tournament will also continue experimenting with rule changes. It will keep the adjustments made in 2018 — an extended 3-point line, a widened free throw lane and a shortened shot clock — while adding new changes like team fouls being reset at the 10-minute mark and eliminating one-and-one free throws. No. 3 Memphis (-5.5) vs. No. 6 San Diego No. 2 Clemson (-15) vs. No. 7 Wright State No. 2 NC State (-10) vs. No. 7 Hofstra No. 1 Indiana (-19) vs. No. 8 St. Francis No. 4 Nebraska (-5) vs. No. 5 ButlerLines updated through Monday, March 19. No. 3 Furman (-4.5) vs. No. 6 Wichita State  No. 4 Colorado (-3.5) vs. No. 5 Dayton No. 1 Indiana enjoys the largest spread against No. 8 St. Francis (-19).The NIT, which features 32 teams and has four eight-seed sections, plays the first three rounds at the higher seed’s home court, which offers a unique advantage. Related News The lines for the first two days of play are listed below, via ActionNetwork.com.NIT odds: First-round betting linesTuesday, March 19No. 1 UNC Greensboro (-11.5) vs. No. 8 Campbell March Madness 2019: 3 storylines to follow in Round 1 No. 1 Alabama (-18) vs. No. 8 Norfolk State No. 2 Creighton (-10) vs. No. 7 Loyola-ChicagoWednesday, March 20No. 3 Georgetown (-6.5) vs. No. 6 Harvard No. 3 Xavier (-6) vs. No. 6 Toledo No. 1 TCU (-14.5) vs. No. 8 Sam Houston State No. 2 Texas (-7) vs. No. 7 South Dakota Statelast_img

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