Prediction: The Bulldogs had the only Power 6 road win last season at Ohio State. The Gamecocks will be replacing All-SEC player Michael Carrera, but do return senior point guard Sindarius Thornwell. I’m going to take the homer pick and go with the Bulldogs winning on the road to kick off the C-USA image rehabilitation tour.
Prediction: Never pick against Old Dominion at home. These two universities are separated by just 100 miles so expect the Dukes to bring along some fans. The Monarchs have had two exhibitions to prime their suffocating defense. The first one to 50 points wins and it’ll be the Monarchs.
Prediction: This is far from a sexy match-up, but, it’s a must win for C-USA. The conference needs to consistently beat Sun Belt teams. The Owls have the better roster and should knock off the Bobcats.
Prediction: I’m not going to sugar coat this game. UTSA is in a tough spot having lost their best player for the season due to suspension. Fresno made the tournament last year but are replacing 3 starters. I wouldn’t recommend staying up for this one. Fresno wins.