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

Hopefully you may have 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 drench your self in wall-to-wall faculty basketball motion. From the midday ET slate throughout the late window, a plethora of games could 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 dwelling in opposition to an also-struggling Wisconsin staff. Kansas State appears to be like to claim itself as a real contender within the Big 12 with an necessary highway 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 staff put their heads collectively to make picks for each recreation of significance each straight up and in opposition to the unfold.

Odds through Caesars Sportsbook | All instances Eastern

Featured Game | Clemson Tigers vs. Duke Blue Devils

5 p.m ACC Network, fuboTV (Try for free) — Jeremy Roach’s damage has hamstrung an already-struggling Duke staff and value it some development and momentum because the younger core develops. And outdoors Kyle (*25*), Duke’s younger five-stars have been a bit hit-or-miss. But Dariq Whitehead is approaching robust, (*25*) is taking part in at a excessive degree and Ryan Young (!) is giving necessary minutes proper now for a staff that I believe can pull off this highway upset. Roach is not anticipated to be on the market, however Tyrese Proctor can get the job carried out. 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 seems 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 highway 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 p.m. 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 surpass 80 factors and misplaced all three games. Wisconsin is coping with its personal damage concern as main scorer Tyler Wahl rehabs an ankle damage. But the Badgers have sufficient firepower elsewhere on the roster to maintain this one shut and even perhaps steal a victory on the highway.. 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 selecting up steam as a legit contender. But I’m going to lean the other approach of current momentum and take TCU right here. The Horned Frogs are taking part in nicely 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

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

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