College basketball picks, schedule: Predictions for Texas vs. West Virginia and more top 25 games on Saturday

Saturday’s school basketball slate must be a doozy with loads of pleasure attainable all through the day. With 14 ranked groups taking part in on the highway, most of that are both slender favorites or slender 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.

In the ACC, no. 10 Virginia and no. 17 Miami are on the highway at Wake Forest and Duke, respectively. In the Big 12, No. 7 Texas attracts a tricky roadie at West Virginia, whereas No. 12 Iowa State and no. 21 Baylor travels to the Sooner State to face Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, respectively. In 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 workforce at Colonial Life Arena.

Chaos abounds, so put together yourselves accordingly.

Below, our consultants have picks and predictions for the day’s largest games in what seems to be probably the greatest standalone slates of the season thus far.

Odds by way of Caesars Sportsbook | All occasions Eastern

No. 7 Texas at West Virginia

Featured Game | West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas Longhorns

6 p.m ESPN, fuboTV (Try for free) — West Virginia’s a stingy workforce to play in Morgantown, West Virginia, however it is a line that appears out of whack. Texas has more 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

Featured Game | Missouri Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide

6 p.m SEC Network, fuboTV (Try for free) — My favourite upset decide of the week right here. Bama’s 16-2 and gained 11 of 12 whereas Mizzou’s fell off of late with three losses in its final 5 after a 12-1 begin. The Tigers, exterior Kansas blasting them at house earlier this season, have been nails at house. I like them to offer Bama a giant push on this spot. Missouri +6 — Boone

Featured Game | Arizona Wildcats vs. UCLA Bruins

2 p.m ABC, fuboTV (Try for free) — This has the possibility to be the most effective recreation of the slate on Saturday. UCLA, winners of 14 straight behind a top-five protection, heads to the desert to take on an Arizona workforce that, when proper, has arguably essentially the most explosive offense within the sport. Zona’s appeared mortal at factors this season, even at house, so I’m driving with the highway workforce because the Bruins look to remain sizzling. Prediction: UCLA -1 — Boone

No. 17 Miami at Duke

12 p.m ESPN, fuboTV (Try for free) — Inside Cameron Indoor Stadium and coming off a loss to Clemson with per week to arrange, Duke looks as if the chalk play right here as a slender favourite to defend its home-court benefit. But just a few of us, myself included, like Miami on this spot to tug off the W straight up. With Jeremy Roach again however coming off an harm after lacking a number of weeks, the Blue Devils’ backcourt should be a sore spot and Miami’s guard play, among the many finest within the ACC, is positioned properly to take benefit. Prediction: Miami +5.5 — Boone

Featured Game | Kansas Jayhawks vs. TCU Horned Frogs

1 p.m CBS,, CBS Sports App (Free) — These groups cut up their collection 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 Big 12 highway win at Baylor and will imagine they’ll get one other one. The Jayhawks are a greater guess to win straight-up due to how dominant they’re at house, however it will be a shock if TCU folded simply on this top-15 battle. Prediction: TCU +7.5 — David Cobb

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