School basketball picks, schedule: Predictions for Purdue vs. Indiana and extra High 25 video games Saturday
Saturday could possibly be a day of separation in school basketball with loads of drama attainable as convention races warmth up throughout the nation.
Within the Huge 12, No. 8 Kansas heads to Ames, Iowa, to face No. 13 Iowa State, with each groups trailing by a sport within the common season race. Within the ACC, league chief and No. 20 Clemson welcomes No. 23 Miami to South Carolina because it appears to hold tight to its half-game lead within the regular-season race. And within the SEC, convention frontrunner and No. 4 Alabama — two video games up within the standings — is at LSU. With No. 2 Tennessee and No. 25 Auburn going through off within the afternoon and Texas A&M enjoying Georgia at night time, it may have vital ramifications for the race shifting ahead.
So which groups will separate themselves from the pack and which league races will tighten up? Our specialists have picks and predictions for the day’s largest video games right here.
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Featured Sport | Duke Blue Devils vs. North Carolina Tar Heels
6:30 p.m. | ESPN, fuboTV (Attempt free of charge) — North Carolina heart Armando Bacot is tough for everybody to defend, however he might show to be significantly difficult for the Blue Devils to cowl as will probably be freshmen Kyle Filipowski and Dereck Energetic tasked with bruising towards him on the block. A lot of UNC’s roster is aware of firsthand what it is prefer to win inside Cameron Indoor Stadium and can be significantly motivated Saturday due to a poor exhibiting towards Pitt on Wednesday. This would be the first style of school basketball’s finest rivalry for most of the Duke gamers, and it could possibly be too large of a second for a squad that has operated outdoors the nationwide highlight since a few large November video games. Prediction: North Carolina +3 — Cobb
Texas Tech at No. 11 Baylor
Featured Sport | Baylor Bears vs. Texas Tech Crimson Raiders
1 p.m. | CBS, CBSSports.com, CBS Sports activities App (Free) — Texas Tech is coming off its first Huge 12 victory of the season — a 23-point comeback win over Iowa State — and the arrogance gained there ought to carry over. The Crimson Raiders performed Baylor competitively in an 81-74 loss on Jan. 17 regardless of enjoying subpar protection and will be capable of cling round on this sport as nicely. Even throughout an 0-8 begin to convention play, TTU misplaced six of these video games by 10 or much less. Baylor has only one double-digit victory towards a league foe this season and is not sturdy sufficient defensively to be trusted to win by such a big margin. Prediction: Texas Tech +8 — David Cobb
No. 8 Kansas at No. 13 Iowa State
Midday | ESPN, fuboTV (Attempt free of charge) — Iowa State’s not misplaced at residence but however is coming off an epic meltdown in league play vs. Texas Tech during which it blew a 23-point second-half lead, marking its third loss in 4 video games. However I feel the Cyclones on this spot are arrange for achievement. They almost took down KU in Lawrence a number of weeks in the past and at residence with the Cyclone trustworthy behind them inside Hilton Coliseum, I am using with Iowa State. Prediction: Iowa State +1.5 — Boone
Featured Sport | Indiana Hoosiers vs. Purdue Boilermakers
4 p.m. | ESPN, fuboTV (Attempt free of charge) — Indiana appeared like essentially the most vital non-Purdue power within the Huge Ten earlier than falling flat at Maryland earlier within the week. However I feel the Hoosiers again at residence can be up for the problem as No. 1 Purdue rolls to city. There could also be no stopping Zach Edey, however with Jalen Hood-Schifino making a star flip and Trayce Jackson-Davis enjoying like an All-American, I feel IU can pull this upset off. Prediction: Indiana decide’ em — Boone
4 p.m. | ESPN2, fuboTV (Attempt free of charge) — With an opportunity to take down the Huge 12 chief and concurrently seize a share of the convention lead, Kansas State at residence has a great opportunity to re-establish itself as the highest canine within the league. And contained in the Octagon of Doom, I count on it’s going to do exactly that. Prediction: Kansas State -1 — Boone
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