Milligan (NR) at Middle Tennessee (122)

  • Friday 11:00 AM CT
  • Streaming Link (C-USA)
  • Betting Lines: N/A
  • Prediction: Easy win to kick of the season for the Blue Raiders.


Louisiana Tech (169) at South Carolina (62)

  • Friday 5:30 PM CT
  • Streaming Link (WatchESPN)
  • Betting Lines: South Carolina -12.5
  • 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.


Florida Memorial (NR) at FIU (268)

  • Friday 6:00 PM CT
  • Streaming Link (C-USA)
  • Betting Lines: N/A
  • Prediction: Easy FIU win. Hopefully.


James Madison (109) at ODU (124)

  • Friday 6:00 PM CT
  • Streaming Link (C-USA)
  • Betting Lines: ODU -3.5
  • 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.


Newberry (NR) at Charlotte (194)

  • Friday 7:00 PM CT
  • Streaming Link (C-USA)
  • Betting Lines: N/A
  • Prediction: Easy win to kick off the season for the 49ers.


Sul Ross St. (NR) at North Texas

  • Friday 7:00 PM CT
  • Streaming Link (C-USA)
  • Betting Lines: N/A)
  • Prediction: Easy win to kick off the season for the Mean Green.


Tougaloo (NR) at Southern Miss (271)

  • Friday 7:00 PM CT
  • No live stream
  • Betting Lines: N/A
  • Prediction: Khari Price is injured so I’m not going to assume a Golden Eagle win. Until he’s back in the mix every game will be a challenge for Doc Sadler’s team.


Arkansas Pine Bluff (345) at UAB (89)

  • Friday 7:00 PM CT
  • Streaming Link
  • Betting Lines:
  • Prediction: UAB is 48-0 all-time versus SWAC teams. That’s all you need to know.


Texas State (264) at FAU (243)

  • Friday 9:00 PM CT (Hawaii)
  • No live stream
  • Betting Lines: Texas State -2
  • 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.


UTSA (316) at Fresno State (137)

  • 9:00 PM CT
  • Streaming Link
  • Betting Lines: Fresno State -18.5
  • 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.