The 2014 National Invitational Tournament kicks off its opening-round games on Tuesday.
Thirty-two teams will square off this week with the goal of getting to play in the championship game in New York City at Madison Square Garden on April 3.
Here is a look at predictions and odds from the NIT's opening-round games. We will identify if the game should be considered a lock, a close call or an upset alert.
Stats and player information provided by ESPN.com.