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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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