This is an important game for both teams. Miami has a chance to grab a signature win in a hostile road environment and Duke has a chance to get back on track after consecutive losses to Florida State and Louisville. The Blue Devils should be able to do that as a 9.5-point favorite with a total in the low 140s.
The 7th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers visit the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday in a game that can be seen on ESPN 2. The Mountaineers are coming off a tough overtime loss to Oklahoma on Wednesday while the Wildcats won on the road at Oklahoma State. The Mountaineers have won the last five against the Wildcats straight up and gone 3-2 ATS. Let’s look at the game and college basketball picks.
It is a matchup of Top 25 teams on Saturday and a battle for first place in the SEC as the 24th-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks visit the 5th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats on ESPN. South Carolina comes into this game at 15-3 overall and 5-0 in the conference while Kentucky is 16-2 and 6-0 in the conference. Kentucky has dominated this series winning 9 of the last 10 straight up and going 8-2 ATS. Let’s look at the contest and college basketball predictions.
There should be some fun and fireworks in tonight’s game between the Youngstown State Penguins and the Green Bay Phoenix. The total on this game is up in the 160s with Green Bay as a double-digit favorite.
Some interesting Mid-American Conference action is coming our way this week as Eagles return to the road to visit Akron. They’re coming off from three consecutive victories, two of them on the road. They have defeated Western Michigan on Tuesday 86-80 and they look sharp. Zips on the other side are unbeatable at home this year (9-0) and are currently on a eight games winning streak. Last team that they outperformed was Ohio 83-68, also on Tuesday. Game tip-off is scheduled for Friday, 6:30 PM ET.
The Arizona Wildcats and USC Trojans played a couple of high-scoring games last season, including one that went into four overtimes. Now they get together again, going in somewhat different directions, in Pac 12 basketball action that is set to begin at 9 PM ET at the Galen Center in Los Angeles.
The 11th-ranked Oregon Ducks will look to win their 15th straight game on Thursday night as they host the California Golden Bears on ESPN 2. The Bears come into this contest at 13-5 overall and 4-2 in the Pac-12 while the Ducks are 16-2 and 5-0 in the conference. This has been a good series for California as they have covered five of the last six meetings. Let’s look at Thursday’s game and college basketball picks.
Out to the West Coast Conference we go, where the Gonzaga Bulldogs are visiting the Santa Clara Broncos. Gonzaga will take the floor as a top-five team for the first time this season and for the first time after dominating Saint Mary’s last weekend. The Bulldogs are heavy favorites.
The Arizona State Sun Devils will try to prevent the UCLA Bruins extend their winning streak to 6 when they visit the Pauley Pavilion on Thursday night. The Bruins escaped with a narrow 83-82 win over the Utah Utes on Saturday, while the Sun Devils were defeated in their latest action by the Arizona Wildcats with 91-75. The game tip-off is scheduled for 11:00 PM ET.
We’ll witness the battle of the cats inside AAC conference as the Cougars will host the Tigers this week. Memphis is coming off from a win against USF on Saturday 62-56 while the Cougars lost the game against UCF 70-77 in Orlando also on Saturday. This should be a very interesting matchup between teams with identical record so far (13-5). In conference play Houston holds a 4-2 record while Memphis is 3-2. Game tip-off is scheduled for Thursday, 9:00 PM ET.
It is a matchup of Top 15 teams on Wednesday night as the 15th-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish visit the 10th-ranked Florida State Seminoles on ACC Network. Both teams come into this game at 16-2 but Notre Dame has the better conference record as they are 5-1 while Florida State is 4-1. The Seminoles routed the Fighting Irish 77-56 in the only meeting between the teams last season. Let’s look at Wednesday’s game and college basketball picks.
The Tulane Green Wave is heading to Oklahoma to meet the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Wednesday afternoon. They are coming off from a loss against SMU 64-80 on Sunday. Tulsa on the other side is coming off from a second straight conference win as they’ve defeated Temple in Philadelphia 70-68 on Saturday. Game tip-off is scheduled for Wednesday, 5:30 PM ET.