College Basketball Picks NCAA Predictions Previews Odds From Mitch on Tonys Picks TV 2-28-2017

February 28, 2017

Mitch from Sports Chat Place guests on the Tonys Picks TV Show and offers his picks, predictions, previews and odds from all of the top games from college basketball.

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Guest handicapper Mitch from Sports Chat Place joins Tony T each week for an against the point spread breakdown of all the big games scheduled this week.

Big Games covered are from Wednesday March 1st through Sunday March 5th 2017.
Show Date: February 28th 2017
Tony and Mitch break down the big college basketball games this week from a Las Vegas point spread angle.
Wednesday March 1st—
7PM ET—Arkansas at Florida (ESPN)
Florida -10.5
Arkansas is 22-7 overall and 11-5 in conference. They carry a five game win streak into this game after a 79-68 road win at Auburn.
Florida beat the Razorbacks in their first meeting back in December 81-72. They look to bounce back after their lone win streak was snapped in a ten point loss at Kentucky as a 4 ½ point underdog.
9PM ET-Michigan St at Illinois (BTN)
Illinois -1.5
Michigan St is 18-11 and 10-6 in the Big Ten and will end conference play with a winning record. They have won two straight and four of five games after their home win to Wisconsin by ten on Sunday. Spartans have won 6 of 8.
Illinois 15-12 and 5-9 in the Big Ten. They have won three straight after beating Nebraska by 16 on the road as a 4 point underdog. Other victories came at home to Northwestern and on the road to Iowa.
Thursday March 2nd—
7PM ET—Nebraska at Minnesota (ESPN)
Minnesota -10
Nebraska is a poor shooting team that is 12-14 and 6-8 in the Big Ten. Cornhuskers have lost two straight after dropping a 16 point home decision to Illinois as a 4 point favorite.
Minnesota is 20-7 overall and 8-6 in the Big Ten. They can clinch a winning record in conference with a win here. Golden Gophers have won seven straight after their 81-71 home victory to Penn St as a 7 ½ point favorite.
9PM ET—Iowa at Wisconsin (ESPN)
Wisconsin -12
Iowa is 14-13 overall and 6-8 in the Big Ten. They carry a two game win streak with wins at home to Indiana as a pick and at Maryland by 14 as a 7 point underdog.
Wisconsin is tied with Purdue atop Big Ten at 11-3 with two games remaining. They have dropped two straight and four of five games with three of those losses coming on the road to Michigan St, Ohio St and Michigan. Badgers dropped a home game to Northwestern.
Saturday March 4th—
12PM ET—Kentucky at Texas A&M (CBS)
Kentucky -7
Kentucky holds a one game lead in the loss column over Florida atop the SEC conference. They are action hosting Vanderbilt Tuesday with a six game win streak but are 3-7 ATS in their past ten.
Texas A&M 15-13 and 7-9 in SEC as they had built a big lead at Missouri on Tuesday night late in the second half.
2PM ET—Notre Dame at Louisville (CBS)
Louisville -9
Notre Dame and Louisville both tied at 11-5 in the ACC. This could go a long way to determine the double bye in the ACC tournament. Fighting Irish is hosting Boston College on Wednesday on a five game win streak after beating Georgia Tech 64-60 but not covering as an 11 ½ point favorite at home.
Louisville is at Wake Forest Wednesday coming off a 20 point home victory to Syracuse as a 10 point favorite. Cardinals have won seven of nine games.
4PM ET—Arizona at Arizona St (CBS)
Arizona -9
Arizona St is the worst defensive team of all teams in the Power 5 conferences. They may have ruined USC’s season with an 83-82 home victory as a 4 ½ point underdog Saturday overcome a huge deficit late.
Arizona is tied with Oregon in conference with one game remaining. Wildcats look to rebound after a 77-72 home defeat to UCLA. Ducks have the tiebreaker with a head to head victory at home being their only meeting of the year.
6PM ET—Kansas at Oklahoma St (ESPN)
Oklahoma St -1
Oklahoma St is in action at Iowa St on Tuesday a hot team winner of five straight and nine of ten after beating Texas Tech at home by 17 as a -6 point favorite.
Kansas has won the regular season Big 12 crown and playing for a number one seed in the NCAA Tournament. They have no mid-week game scheduled after their 10 point home victory to Oklahoma as a 14 ½ point favorite for their seventh straight victory.
8:15PM ET—Duke at North Carolina (ESPN)
North Carolina -7
Duke won the first meeting. They are hosting Florida St on Tuesday with a big lead late in the game looking to break a two game losing streak all on the road.
North Carolina holds a one game lead in the loss column over three teams in the ACC race. They have no mid-week game after their ten point road loss at Virginia 53-43 as a 3 ½ point favorite.
Sunday March 5th—
12PM ET—Cincinnati at Connecticut (CBS)
Cincinnati -4
Cincinnati is tied with SMU with one loss in the AAC as the Bearcats host Houston on Thursday. Bearcats suffered a loss at Central Florida Saturday 53-49 as a 5 ½ point favorite. UCF can defend.
UCONN is 12-12 overall and 7-5 in the AAC. They are at East Carolina Wednesday after dropping games at Houston and home to SMU.
4:30PM ET—Purdue at Northwestern (CBS)
Purdue -2
Purdue tied with Wisconsin entering play Tuesday in the Big Ten. They were in action Tuesday with big late second half lead hosting Indiana.
Northwestern is 20-9 overall and 9-7 in the Big Ten. Wildcats need a win here or at home to Michigan on Wednesday to guarantee a winning record in the Big Ten conference. They have lost two straight and five of seven after a one point defeat at Indiana as a 4 point underdog.
8PM ET—Michigan at Nebraska (BTN)
Michigan -4
We talked Nebraska already
Michigan is 19-10 overall and 9-7 in conference. A win here or a win at Northwestern Wednesday guarantees the Wolverines a winning Big Ten conference record. They beat Purdue 82-70 as a 1 ½ point favorite for their second straight victory and fifth win in six games.
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