Big Easy Bets is back with our NCAA Saturday Bets. After a 2-0 Tuesday, we are feeling good. Mardi Gras is in full swing but that doesn’t mean we stop handing out winners. It has been a very odd year so far, top teams losing left and right. We just saw Duke get man handled by NC State in a 20 point loss. We are currently sitting at 14-11-1 and looking to keep it rolling.
#3 Kansas Vs #1 Baylor
The Jayhawks travel to Waco to take on the #1 team in the country. This just might be the biggest regular season match up we see all year. Baylor is as good as advertised with one of the best defenses in the nation. Kansas is no slouch either, only allowing 60.7 points per game. The difference in this game will be Kansas’ inability to hit from deep. Baylor isn’t spectacular from deep either but they will have the crowd on their side and the energy will be through the roof. I don’t love this game, but this is what the people want.
Pick: Baylor -1.5
Michigan Vs Purdue
This is a battle of two teams trending in opposite directions. Michigan has won 4 straight and Purdue is on a 3 game losing streak. At 17-9, Michigan should be feeling confident about their tournament hopes. Purdue has been spiraling as of late and definitely fits the “hungry dogs run faster” role. Even with that being taken in to account, I think Michigan is rolling right now. I’m going with the Wolverines getting points.
Pick: Michigan +3
#8 Florida State Vs NC State
Like I said earlier, NC State is playing their best basketball right now. Coming off of a 22 point victory over the Blue Devils, their confidence is sky high. Florida State comes in to this game #8 in the country with a 22-4 record. Fun fact, all 4 of their losses have come on the road. Call it a gut feeling, but I think NC State comes back to earth. Florida State will do just enough to get by the Wolfpack.
Pick: Florida State -1
LSU Vs South Carolina
I will keep this one short and sweet. LSU has lost 4 out of their last 5 games. A team that was sitting at the top of the SEC, has fallen off the planet. The Tigers need this win so bad. I expect to see a team locked in on defense and a spectacular game from Skylar Mays.
Pick: LSU +1.5
NCAA Saturday Bets
These are my 4 plays for Saturday. It has been an up and down transition back to college basketball, but we are positive. Good luck to everyone and as always, if you have questions about a game, message us @BigEasyBets on twitter. Let’s try to make some easy money on a Saturday. Hold It.