Picks for Best Games on Wednesday, March 13th
Tonight is the first real day of the big tournaments, as the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Big East, and SEC all play today. Now I’m not going to include picks from each conference, as I will try to focus my picks on games that will actually matter. Here are my against the spread picks for today’s best games.
Clemson vs. NC State
Noon ET on ESPN
Line: Clemson -1.5
Against the Spread: Clemson
Final Score Prediction: Clemson 68 NC State 64
Why this pick? The Tigers have been playing well as of late, I think they pick up this win.
Miami vs. Virginia Tech
2 PM ET on ESPN
Line: Virginia Tech -8
Pick: Virginia Tech
Against the Spread: Virginia Tech
Final Score Prediction: Virginia Tech 79 Miami 65
Why this pick? The Hurricanes are playing a back to back, I’ll give the advantage to the team playing on rest.
Oklahoma State vs. TCU
7 PM ET on ESPNU
Line: TCU -4
Against the Spread: TCU
Final Score Prediction: TCU 73 Oklahoma State 66
Why this pick? TCU knows that they are in with a win, I think they take care of business in this one.
Notre Dame vs. Louisville
7 PM ET on ESPN2
Line: Louisville -7.5
Against the Spread: Louisville
Final Score Prediction: Louisville 83 Notre Dame 68
Why this pick? I think Louisville is back to playing good basketball, I will pick them to beat a bad Notre Dame team in this one.
Bucknell at Colgate
PM ET on CBS Sports Network
Line: Colgate -3.5
Against the Spread: Colgate
Final Score Prediction: Colgate 76 Bucknell 65
Why this pick? I think we are due for a one seed to win a conference title game.
West Virginia vs. Oklahoma
9 PM ET on ESPNU
Line: Oklahoma -6.5
Against the Spread: Oklahoma
Final Score Prediction: Oklahoma 76 West Virginia 65
Why this pick? West Virginia has been playing a little bit too well as of late, I think they fall flat in this game.
Pittsburgh vs. Syracuse
9 PM ET on ESPN2
Line: Syracuse -7
Against the Spread: Syracuse
Final Score Prediction: Syracuse 87 Pittsburgh 69
Why this pick? The Panthers are coming off a big win over Boston College, I think they have a letdown performance against Syracuse.
DePaul vs. St. John’s
9:30 PM ET on Fox Sports 1
Line: St. John’s -5
Pick: St. John’s
Against the Spread: DePaul
Final Score Prediction: St. John’s 74 DePaul 73
Why this pick? I think there’s a better chance DePaul wins outright than there is of St. John’s winning by 6, I’ll take them to cover.
Yesterday’s Picks: 1-4
Year to date: 366-312–17