Picks for Best Games on Friday, March 15th

Picks for Best Games on Friday, March 15th

For all conferences playing today there will be Semifinals or Quarterfinals games taking place, this should be a great day of games to watch. Here are my against the spread picks for all of the days best games. 

Uconn vs. Houston

Noon ET on ESPN2

Line: Houston -10

Pick: Houston

Against the Spread: Houston

Final Score Prediction: Houston 76 Uconn 60

Why this pick? The Cougars probably kept it a little too close when the two teams met up in February, I think they win this game a little more comfortably.

Ohio State vs. Michigan State

12:30 PM ET on the Big Ten Network 

Line: Michigan State -11.5

Pick: Michigan State

Against the Spread: Ohio State

Final Score Prediction: Michigan State 74 Ohio State 67

Why this pick? The Spartans will probably have a slow start to this game, as a lot of teams tend to have at the start of conference tournaments, the Spartans will probably win but not by 12.

Florida vs. LSU

1 PM ET on ESPN

Line: LSU -2.5

Pick: Florida

Against the Spread: Florida

Final Score Prediction: Florida 67 LSU 62

Why this pick? The Tigers will be playing without one of their best players and their head coach, meanwhile Florida matches up well with them, I’ll pick the Gators to win this one.

Memphis vs. UCF

2 PM ET on ESPN2

Line: UCF -2.5

Pick: Memphis

Against the Spread: Memphis

Final Score Prediction: Memphis 73 UCF 65

Why this pick? The Tigers are basically playing a home game, I think in front of a pro-Memphis crowd the Tigers win.

Nebraska vs. Wisconsin

3 PM ET on the Big Ten Network

Line: Wisconsin -7.5

Pick: Wisconsin

Against the Spread: Wisconsin

Final Score Prediction: Wisconsin 79 Nebraska 63

Why this pick? The Cornhuskers are running out of energy playing only six players, this is a good time to pick an experience Badgers squad.

Xavier vs. Villanova

6:30 PM ET on Fox Sports 1

Line: Villanova -6.5

Pick: Villanova

Against the Spread: Villanova

Final Score Prediction: Villanova 71 Xavier 58

Why this pick? This will be close for a while but I think eventually Villanova starts to pull away.

Florida State vs. Virginia 

7 PM ET on ESPN

Line: Virginia -9

Pick: Virginia

Against the Spread: Virginia

Final Score Prediction: Virginia 63 Florida State 49

Why this pick? The Cavaliers are the better team, I think they win this game somewhat handily.

Alabama vs. Kentucky

7 PM ET on the SEC Network

Line: Kentucky -12

Pick: Kentucky

Against the Spread: Alabama

Final Score Prediction: Kentucky 74 Alabama 68

Why this pick? Alabama will be playing with some desperation, I still think Kentucky wins but not by a lot.

Minnesota vs. Purdue

7 PM ET on the Big Ten Network

Line: Purdue -8

Pick: Purdue

Against the Spread: Purdue

Final Score Prediction: Purdue 87 Minnesota 72

Why this pick? The Boilermakers pull away to win this game somewhat handily.

Kansas State vs. Iowa State

7 PM ET on ESPN2

Line: Even

Pick: Iowa State

Against the Spread: Iowa State

Final Score Prediction: Iowa State 73 Kansas State 66

Why this pick? There will be no Dean Wade, while the Cyclones are playing in a basic home environment, I’ll take the Wildcats to win.

Seton Hall vs. Marquette

9 PM ET on Fox Sports 1

Line: Marquette -4.5

Pick: Seton Hall

Against the Spread: Seton Hall

Final Score Prediction: Seton Hall 76 Marquette 71

Why this pick? The Pirates have been playing too well as of late for me to pick against them.

Duke vs. North Carolina

9 PM ET on ESPN

Line: Duke -3

Pick: Duke

Against the Spread: Duke

Final Score Prediction: Duke 83 North Carolina 75

Why this pick? The Blue Devils will play their first game with Zion Williamson against North Carolina, that spells bad news for the Tar Heels.

Kansas vs. West Virginia

9 PM ET on ESPN2 

Line: Kansas -10.5

Pick: Kansas

Against the Spread: Kansas

Final Score Prediction: Kansas 78 West Virginia 63

Why this pick? The Jayhawks are playing in a home environment against a Cinderella West Virginia team, I think they pull away.

Mississippi State vs. Tennessee

9 PM ET on the SEC Network

Line: Tennessee -5.5

Pick: Tennessee

Against the Spread: Tennessee

Final Score Prediction: Tennessee 79 Mississippi State 68

Why this pick? The Volunteers are an experienced ball club, I think they win this game somewhat handily. I

Yesterday’s Picks: 11-4

Year to date: 381-320–17 

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