College basketball picks, schedule: Predictions for Duke vs. Clemson and more key top 25 games Saturday

Hopefully you have got a number of screens and streaming gadgets shut by, as a result of we’re already off to a wild begin of a day to immerse your self in wall-to-wall school basketball motion. From the midday ET slate all over the late window, a plethora of games might rightfully be competing for your consideration.

Later within the afternoon, we’re anticipating more fireworks and drama in each the Big Ten and the Big 12. Indiana, on a three-game skid, desperately must get proper at residence towards an also-struggling Wisconsin crew. Kansas State seems to claim itself as a real contender within the Big 12 with an essential street check vs. TCU. Then, in fact, there’s Kansas welcoming Iowa State to Allen Fieldhouse for a showdown that includes two unbeaten groups in league play.

Drama, drama, drama.

Ahead of the motion, our crew put their heads collectively to make picks for each sport of significance each straight up and towards the unfold.

Odds by way of Caesars (*25*) | All instances Eastern

Featured Game | Clemson Tigers vs. Duke Blue Devils

5 p.m ACC Network, fuboTV (Try for free) — Jeremy Roach’s harm has hamstrung an already-struggling Duke crew and price it some progress and momentum because the younger core develops. And outdoors Kyle Filipowski, Duke’s younger five-stars have been a bit hit-or-miss. But Dariq Whitehead is approaching sturdy, Filipowski is taking part in at a excessive degree and Ryan Young (!) is giving essential minutes proper now for a crew that I believe can pull off this street upset. Roach is not anticipated to be on the market, however Tyrese Proctor can get the job finished. Pick: Duke +1 (Boone)

Kentucky at No. 5 Tennessee

Featured Game | Tennessee Volunteers vs. Kentucky Wildcats

12 p.m ESPN, fuboTV (Try for free) — Every time it appears like Kentucky has hit a brand new low this season, it surprises by falling one other rung down the ladder and discovering a new low. But a loss on the street right here wouldn’t qualify. Tennessee is a heavy favourite and anticipated to win by double digits behind its No. 1-ranked protection. Expecting it to be barely nearer than that as Kentucky fights for its life, however the Vols on this spot straight up is the play. Prediction: UK +14 (Boone)

No. 18 Wisconsin at Indiana

Featured Game | Indiana Hoosiers vs. Wisconsin Badgers

1 pm ET | CBS,, CBS Sports App (Free) — Indiana is in a defensive funk because it grapples with accidents to veteran starters Xavier Johnson and Race Thompson. The Hoosiers have allowed three straight Big Ten foes to exceed 80 factors and misplaced all three games. Wisconsin is coping with its personal harm subject as main scorer Tyler Wahl rehabs an ankle harm. But the Badgers have sufficient firepower elsewhere on the roster to maintain this one shut and even perhaps steal a victory on the street.. Pick: Wisconsin +4.5 (Cobb)

No. 11 Kansas State at No. 17 TCU

Featured Game | TCU Horned Frogs vs. Kansas State Wildcats

2 p.m ESPN2, fuboTV (Try for free) — TCU’s misplaced two-straight by a mixed six factors within the vaunted Big 12 whereas Okay-State is 15-1 and choosing up steam as a legit contender. But I’m going to lean the other manner of current momentum and take TCU right here. The Horned Frogs are taking part in properly regardless of the current stumbles behind Mike Miles Jr., Emanuel Miller and Damion Baugh. Pick: TCU -3.5 (Boone)

No. 14 Iowa State at No. 2 Kansas

Featured Game | Kansas Jayhawks vs. Iowa State Cyclones

4 p.m ESPN+ — Kansas has seemed utterly lifeless within the water twice this season at residence earlier than resurrecting itself and rolling to wins in entrance of the Jayhawks devoted. Picking towards them at residence appears foolish, however this season they’ve let groups preserve issues shut at residence in league play, and this ISU crew is provided inside and out to maintain that development rolling with a canopy of the unfold. Pick: ISU +8 (Boone)

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