Picks for Best Games on Tuesday, March 5th

Picks for Best Games on Tuesday, March 5th

It is a big night in College Basketball as conference races could be decided, bubble teams could move into better positions and other quality matchups will take place. Here are all my against the spread picks for the nights best games. 

Xavier at Butler

6 PM ET on Fox Sports 1

Line: Butler -3.5

Pick: Xavier

Against the Spread: Xavier

Final Score Prediction: Xavier 67 Butler 61

Why this pick? A red hot Xavier team against a struggling Big East team, give me the Musketeers in a close one. 

Wake Forest at Duke

7 PM ET on ESPN

Line: Duke -26.5

Pick: Duke

Against the Spread: Duke

Final Score Prediction: Duke 89 Wake Forest 60

Why this pick? The Blue Devils are dominant, especially at home. I will take them to win this game. 

Nebraska at Michigan State

7 PM ET on ESPN2

Line: Michigan State -14

Pick: Michigan State

Against the Spread: Michigan State

Final Score Prediction: Michigan State 76 Nebraska 60

Why this pick? I will take a good Spartans team to win comfortably on the road. 

Virginia Tech at Florida State

7 PM ET on ESPNU

Line: Florida State -4.5

Pick: Virginia Tech

Against the Spread: Virginia Tech 

Final Score Prediction: Virginia Tech 65 Florida State 60

Why this pick? The Hokies are playing well right now, I will pick them to win on the road at Florida State.

Purdue at Minnesota

8 PM ET on the Big Ten Network

Line: Purdue -5

Pick: Minnesota

Against the Spread: Minnesota

Final Score Prediction: Minnesota 

Why this pick? The Gophers need a win desperately, I think they get it in this game.

Mississippi State at Tennessee

9 PM ET on the SEC Network

Line: Tennessee -8

Pick: Tennessee

Against the Spread: Tennessee

Final Score Prediction: Tennessee 78 Mississippi State 65

Why this pick? The Volunteers are back on track, plus they are playing at home, I will take them to win this game. 

Auburn at Alabama

9 PM ET on ESPNU

Line: Auburn -2.5

Pick: Alabama

Against the Spread: Alabama

Final Score Prediction: Alabama 76 Auburn 70

Why this pick? The Crimson Tide are in need of a big win, I think they will get it in this game. 

Kentucky at Ole Miss

9 PM ET on ESPN

Line: Kentucky -5

Pick: Kentucky

Against the Spread: Kentucky 

Final Score Prediction: Kentucky 76 Ole Miss 65

Why this pick? The Wildcats are in for a bounce back game in this game, I think they win by more than 5 points. 

Kansas at Oklahoma

9 PM ET on ESPN2

Line: Kansas -1

Pick: Oklahoma

Against the Spread: Oklahoma

Final Score Prediction: Oklahoma 67 Kansas 63

Why this pick? The streak will die in Norman tonight, the Jayhawks have struggled on the road and I don’t see it changing in this one. 

Yesterday’s Picks: 2-2

Year to date: 335-280–17

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