Picks for Best Games on Saturday, February 16th
I apologize for taking off yesterday, as I felt the slate of games wasn’t quite good enough to make predictions but I am back today. It is a Saturday in February, which means we are due for some madness. There are great games taking place today and some good spreads to pick with, so here are my Against the Spread picks for the day.
Maryland at Michigan
Noon ET on FOX
Line: Michigan -7
Against the Spread: Michigan
Final Score Prediction: Michigan 71 Maryland 62
Why this pick? I think Maryland keeps this interesting but at the end of the day Michigan is the better team and they are playing at home.
Clemson at Louisville
Noon ET on ESPN
Line: Louisville -4.5
Against the Spread: Louisville
Final Score Prediction: Louisville 78 Clemson 65
Why this pick? The Cardinals took a devastating loss to Duke on Tuesday but I do think they respond well following that games.
Oklahoma at TCU
Noon ET on ESPN2
Line: TCU -5.5
Against the Spread: TCU
Final Score Prediction: TCU 76 Oklahoma 59
Why this pick? TCU is peaking, Oklahoma is struggling, I will take TCU all day, any day.
Notre Dame at Virginia
2 PM ET on the ACC Network
Line: Virginia -18.5
Against the Spread: Virginia
Final Score Prediction: Virginia 78 Notre Dame 51
Why this pick? Virginia should win this game handily, a spread less than 20 does seem low.
Florida at Alabama
2 PM ET on ESPNU
Line: Alabama -3.5
Against the Spread: Alabama
Final Score Prediction: Alabama 66 Florida 57
Why this pick? In a big bubble game, I think Alabama wins going away late in this one.
Indiana at Minnesota
2 PM ET on ESPN2
Line: Minnesota -3
Against the Spread: Minnesota
Final Score Prediction: Minnesota 73 Indiana 65
Why this pick? The Gophers are playing at home where they play well, while Indiana is still struggling, take Minnesota to win this game.
Baylor at Texas Tech
2 PM ET on ESPN
Line: Texas Tech -7
Pick: Texas Tech
Against the Spread: Texas Tech
Final Score Prediction: Texas Tech 73 Baylor 56
Why this pick? The Red Raiders are rolling right now, this seems like a good time to ride them.
Iowa State at Kansas State
4 PM ET on ESPN2
Line: Kansas State -2.5
Pick: Kansas State
Against the Spread: Kansas State
Final Score Prediction: Kansas State 71 Iowa State 62
Why this pick? The Wildcats are on fire right now, I don’t want to pick against them right now.
UNC Greensboro at Wofford
7 PM ET on ESPN+
Line: Wofford -7.5
Against the Spread: UNC Greensboro
Final Score Prediction: Wofford 74 UNC Greensboro 69
Why this pick? The Terriers are really good but asking them by 8 against a good UNC Greensboro team is hard to do.
Tennessee at Kentucky
8 PM ET on ESPN
Line: Kentucky -3.5
Against the Spread: Kentucky
Final Score Prediction: Kentucky 73 Tennessee 62
Why this pick? Tennessee hasn’t played a Top-40 team in the NET rankings since early December, I think playing a team like Kentucky could take some time to adjust and it will lead them to a loss.
Yesterday’s Picks: 1-2-1
Year to date: 290-227-14
2 thoughts on “Picks for Best Games on Saturday, February 16th”
You picked all favorites to win. 0 upsets. What’s the point of writing this?
I am picking who I think will win each game, if sometimes I don’t pick upsets so be it.
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