Picks for Best Games on Saturday, February 9th
It is a big day in College Basketball as there are lots of great games spread out throughout the day. There will be plenty of good games taking place early, which should help lead up to the big Duke-Virginia game. Here are my picks for all of today’s best games.
Virginia Tech at Clemson
Noon ET on ESPN2
Line: Clemson -2
Pick: Virginia Tech
Against the Spread: Virginia Tech
Final Score Prediction: Virginia Tech 66 Clemson 59
Why this pick? The Hokies are the better team, they may not have Justin Robinson but I think they still win this game.
Wisconsin at Michigan
Noon ET on FOX
Line: Michigan -6
Against the Spread: Michigan
Final Score Prediction: Michigan 71 Wisconsin 59
Why this pick? I think the Wolverines win this one at home comfortably and get revenge against the Badgers for the Badgers ending their unbeaten season.
Kentucky at Mississippi State
1 PM ET on CBS
Line: Kentucky -4
Against the Spread: Kentucky
Final Score Prediction: Kentucky 73 Mississippi State 65
Why this pick? The Wildcats are rolling right now, I think the Wildcats get a road win at Mississippi State in this one.
TCU at Iowa State
2 PM ET on ESPNU
Line: Iowa State -10.5
Pick: Iowa State
Against the Spread: Iowa State
Final Score Prediction: Iowa State 83 TCU 67
Why this pick? The Cyclones are rolling, I am going to roll with the hot hand in this one.
Villanova at Marquette
2:30 PM ET on FOX
Line: Marquette -1.5
Against the Spread: Marquette
Final Score Prediction: Marquette 81 Villanova 70
Why this pick? Villanova is not playing well right now, they are due for a loss. I think Markus Howard and the Golden Eagles give it to them.
Louisville at Florida State
4 PM ET on ESPN2
Line: Florida State -3
Pick: Florida State
Against the Spread: Florida State
Final Score Prediction: Florida State 73 Louisville 67
Why this pick? The Cardinals are on a tough back to back, this could be a loss for the Cardinals.
Kansas State at Baylor
6 PM ET on ESPN2
Line: Baylor -3
Pick: Kansas State
Against the Spread: Kansas State
Final Score Prediction: Kansas State 78 Baylor 71
Why this pick? The Wildcats are the superior team in my opinion, I think this would be a good time to pick the Wildcats.
Duke at Virginia
6 PM ET on ESPN
Line: Virginia -2
Against the Spread: Duke
Final Score Prediction: Duke 74 Virginia 68
Why this pick? The Blue Devils are underdogs for good reason but I think this is a game that the Blue Devils win.
Nebraska at Purdue
8:30 PM ET on the Big Ten Network
Line: Purdue -10.5
Against the Spread: Purdue
Final Score Prediction: Purdue 81 Nebraska 65
Why this pick? The Cornhuskers metrics aren’t adjusted yet for the loss of Isaac Copeland, pick the Boilermakers to win handily.
St. Mary’s at Gonzaga
10 PM ET on ESPN2
Line: Gonzaga -17
Against the Spread: Gonzaga
Final Score Prediction: Gonzaga 92 St. Mary’s 63
Why this pick? The Bulldogs are beating everyone by 30 right now, take the Bulldogs to win by 17 or more and get revenge for a loss last year on their home floor.
Washington at Arizona State
10 PM ET on ESPN
Line: Washington -1
Against the Spread: Washington
Final Score Prediction: Washington 78 Arizona State 69
Why this pick? The Huskies are rolling, Arizona State just lost to Washington State. I think it would be crazy to not take Washington right now.
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