Picks for Best Games on Sunday, March 24th
Yesterday’s Round of 32 games weren’t exactly great, so for today let’s hope for some much better games today. The early games will feature top seeds on upset watch but the late games will be fun as there are going to be some fun games. Here are my against the spread picks for all of today’s NCAA Tournament action and don’t forget to catch up on the MakingtheMadness.com live blog for the day’s best highlights.
Iowa vs. Tennessee
12:10 PM ET on CBS
Line: Tennessee -8
Against the Spread: Tennessee
Final Score Prediction: Tennessee 78 Iowa 67
Why this pick? The Volunteers will be motivated to beat Iowa handily after letting Colgate hang around in their first round game.
Washington vs. North Carolina
2:40 PM ET on CBS
Line: North Carolina -11.5
Pick: North Carolina
Against the Spread: North Carolina
Final Score Prediction: North Carolina 85 Washington 67
Why this pick? The Tar Heels are too quick for this Washington zone, I’ll take them in this game.
UCF vs. Duke
5:15 PM ET on CBS
Line: Duke -13
Against the Spread: UCF
Final Score Prediction: Duke 73 UCF 65
Why this pick? UCF will hang around against Duke, although in the end Duke will be too much.
Buffalo vs. Texas Tech
6:10 PM ET on TNT
Line: Texas Tech -3.5
Against the Spread: Buffalo
Final Score Prediction: Buffalo 70 Texas Tech 65
Why this pick? This should be one of the games of the tournament as I think both are capable of a Final Four run, I like the Bulls but it could go either way.
Liberty vs. Virginia Tech
7:10 PM ET on TBS
Line: Virginia Tech -8.5
Pick: Virginia Tech
Against the Spread: Virginia Tech
Final Score Prediction: Virginia Tech 76 Liberty 61
Why this pick? I’m not picking Liberty in this one, I’ll take the Hokies to win handily behind a newly healthy Justin Robinson.
Oklahoma vs. Virginia
7:45 PM ET on CBS
Line: Virginia -11
Against the Spread: Virginia
Final Score Prediction: Virginia 76 Oklahoma 60
Why this pick? The Cavaliers beat their 16-seed demons on Friday, they beat Oklahoma handily today.
Ohio State vs. Houston
8:40 PM ET on TNT
Line: Houston -5.5
Against the Spread: Houston
Final Score Prediction: Houston 70 Ohio State 56
Why this pick? The Cougars look really good right now, plus the Buckeyes are coming off an emotional win.
UC Irvine vs. Oregon
9:40 PM ET on TBS
Line: Oregon -4.5
Against the Spread: Oregon
Final Score Prediction: Oregon 65 UC Irvine 56
Why this pick? Oregon is playing too well right now, I’m not going to pick against them.
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