School basketball picks, schedule: Predictions for Michigan vs. Indiana and extra Prime 25 video games Saturday
Eight groups ranked within the AP Prime 25 ballot misplaced final Saturday and extra chaos may very well be coming to the school basketball scene this Saturday with 13 ranked groups on the street. With an growing urgency from applications throughout the nation to enhance their résumés with Choice Sunday looming subsequent month, that is when issues get good. Buckle up.
Within the Massive 12, league-leading and fifth-ranked Texas welcomes red-hot West Virginia to city with No. 11 Iowa State, No. 12 Kansas State, No. 9 Kansas and No. 14 Baylor all lurking inside one recreation of the Longhorns within the regular-season race. With Okay-State, Baylor and Kansas all on the street, the perfect convention within the sport (and essentially the most entertaining convention race) could lastly give us some separation.
Within the Massive East, convention contenders No. 10 Marquette, No. 20 Windfall and No. 21 UConn are all on the street as they chase league-leading No. 13 Xavier. Within the ACC, there’s a three-way tie atop the standings between Clemson, Pitt and No. 8 Virginia, and two of the three — Clemson and Pitt — are on the street as nicely. And within the SEC, No. 3 Alabama is on potential upset alert because it faces rival Auburn on the street.
Our specialists have picks and predictions for the day’s largest video games right here.
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Featured Sport | Michigan Wolverines vs. Indiana Hoosiers
6 p.m. | ESPN, fuboTV (Strive free of charge) — Indiana is 7-1 in its final eight video games with wins over No. 1 Purdue, No. 24 Rutgers and Wisconsin all scattered inside that span. It has persistently been enjoying like a top-10 caliber group the final month and Trayce Jackson-Davis has been enjoying like a first-team All-American. Give me the Hoosiers; even on the street, they’ve the momentum at their sails to win in a tricky atmosphere. Prediction: Indiana +3 — Boone
West Virginia at No. 5 Texas
Featured Sport | Texas Longhorns vs. West Virginia Mountaineers
12 p.m. | ESPN2, fuboTV (Strive free of charge) — West Virginia’s streaking of late with 4 wins in its final 5 outings, and the predictive metrics in that span counsel it is a borderline top-10 group. However let’s preserve issues easy right here: Texas is the higher group and has been nails all season contained in the brand-new Moody Heart. Hook ‘Em, straight up (and ATS). Prediction: Texas -6.5 — Boone
Featured Sport | Oklahoma Sooners vs. Kansas Jayhawks
1 p.m. | CBS, CBSSports.com, CBS Sports activities App (Free) — Oklahoma’s competitiveness seems to be waning amid the grind of Massive 12 play. The Sooners flashed their potential in a surprising 24-point win over Alabama two weeks in the past however have suffered three straight double-digit losses since then. Kansas has gained three of its final 4 and will not be sleeping on this opponent. OU almost gained at Kansas a month in the past, and the Jayhawks will likely be motivated to play nicely within the rematch order to stay within the Massive 12 title hunt. Prediction: Kansas -3 — David Cobb
No. 21 UConn at No. 23 Creighton
Featured Sport | Creighton Bluejays vs. Connecticut Huskies
2 p.m. | Fox, fuboTV (Strive free of charge) — Creighton has an ideal document in league play at residence so far this season, however this figures to be its largest take a look at up to now. UConn is using excessive after smacking top-10 Marquette earlier within the week and has the good thing about beating the Bluejays a month in the past. It is laborious to win in Omaha, Nebraska, when you’re not Creighton, however UConn does precisely that. Prediction: UConn +4 — Boone
Duke at No. 8 Virginia
Featured Sport | Virginia Cavaliers vs. Duke Blue Devils
4 p.m. | ESPN, fuboTV (Strive free of charge) — Dropping by 22 on the street to Miami earlier within the week casts some critical doubts about Duke and its prospects, however I’ll go on a limb right here with an upset choose. The Blue Devils have the dimensions and rebounding capability to provide UVa matches, and the emergence of Dereck Energetic as a drive across the basket provides this group a unique dimension. Prediction: Duke +6 — Boone
No. 14 Baylor at No. 17 TCU
4 p.m. | ESPN2, fuboTV (Strive free of charge) — Actually laborious to select in opposition to groups at residence — particularly one nearly as good as TCU — however the well being of two of its greatest gamers clouds this simply sufficient for me to lean Baylor. Eddie Lampkin continues to be clearly hobbled and it is unclear if Mike Miles, who has missed the final two weeks, will likely be on the court docket (and he might not be at 100%, eiether). Baylor’s on a scorching streak, too, so I will take the surging group that is enjoying nicely proper now. Prediction: Baylor -1.5 — Boone
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