Saturday’s faculty basketball slate units as much as be a doozy with potential for fireworks unfold all through the day. WIth 14 ranked groups on the street, most of that are both slim favorites or slim underdogs, we is perhaps in for a loud day within the sport that would shake issues up as soon as once more only a week after a Saturday slate that noticed 11 ranked groups stumble — essentially the most in a single day since 2011.
Within the ACC, No. 10 Virginia and No. 17 Miami are on the street at Wake Forest and Duke, respectively. Within the Large 12, No. 7 Texas attracts a troublesome roadie at West Virginia, whereas No. 12 Iowa State and No. 21 Baylor journey to the Sooner State to face Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, respectively. Within the SEC, No. 4 Alabama is at Missouri, No. 9 Tennessee heads to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to face LSU and No. 16 Auburn attracts a gifted South Carolina crew at Colonial Life Enviornment.
Chaos abounds, so put together yourselves accordingly.
Under, our specialists have picks and predictions for the day’s largest video games in what seems to be among the finest standalone slates of the season so far.
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No. 17 Miami at Duke
12 p.m. | ESPN, fuboTV (Attempt without cost) — Inside Cameron Indoor Stadium and coming off a loss to Clemson with every week to organize, Duke looks as if the chalk play right here as a slim favourite to defend its home-court benefit. However a couple of of us, myself included, like Miami on this spot to drag off the W straight up. With Jeremy Roach nonetheless out, the Blue Devils’ backcourt remains to be a sore spot and Miami’s guard play, among the many greatest within the ACC, is positioned properly to take benefit. Prediction: Miami +5.5 — Boone
1 p.m. | CBS, CBSSports.com, CBS Sports activities App (Free) — These groups break up their sequence final season, and TCU practically pulled off its first-ever win at Kansas earlier than the Jayhawks received a late defensive cease in an in depth recreation. The Horned Frogs are a veteran squad that will not be intimidated by the raucous environment inside Allen Fieldhouse. They have already got one Large 12 street win at Baylor and can consider they will get one other one. The Jayhawks are a greater wager to win straight-up due to how dominant they’re at residence, however it could be a shock if TCU folded simply on this top-15 battle. Prediction: TCU +7.5 — David Cobb
2 p.m. | ABC, fuboTV (Attempt without cost) — This has the prospect to be the perfect recreation of the slate on Saturday. UCLA, winners of 14 straight behind a top-five protection, heads to the desert to tackle an Arizona crew that, when proper, has arguably essentially the most explosive offense within the sport. Zona’s appeared mortal at factors this season, even at residence, so I am using with the street crew because the Bruins look to remain scorching. Prediction: UCLA -1 — Boone
No. 7 Texas at West Virginia
6 p.m. | ESPN, fuboTV (Attempt without cost) — West Virginia’s a stingy crew to play in Morgantown, West Virginia, however it is a line that appears out of whack. Texas has extra expertise, a greater total roster and physique of labor that trumps that of WVU, which exterior of a win over TCU this week has misplaced 5 of its final six. Texas +1.5
No. 4 Alabama at Missouri
6 p.m. | SEC Community, fuboTV (Attempt without cost) — My favourite upset choose of the week right here. Bama’s 16-2 and received 11 of 12 whereas Mizzou’s fallen off of late with three losses in its final 5 after a 12-1 begin. The Tigers, exterior Kansas blasting them at residence earlier this season, have been nails at residence. I like them to present Bama a giant push on this spot. Missouri +6 — Boone
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