College Basketball Picks NCAA Predictions Previews Odds From Mitch on Tonys Picks TV 3-3-2015

March 4, 2015

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 4th through Sunday March 8th 2015.

Show Date: March 3rd 2015
Wednesday March 4th
7PM ET—Notre Dame at Louisville (ESPN2)
Line: Louisville -4 ½
Louisville is 11-5 in conference. After close wins against Miami and Georgia Tech they go into Florida St and post a 81-59 blowout win on Saturday. Concerns with the Cardinals are with their shooting.
Notre Dame is the number two team in shooting from college basketball. A three game win streak was snapped on March 24th in a home defeat to Syracuse.
8PM ET—Purdue at Michigan St (B10)
Line: Michigan St -6 ½
Purdue is very much a bubble team despite an 11-5 record in conference. A four point loss at Ohio St on Sunday means the club has still won eight of their past ten games.
Michigan St had a four game win streak two weekends they they two twice last week by six in OT to Minnesota then by seven on the road to Wisconsin.
Thursday March 5th
7PM ET—Wisconsin at Minnesota (ESPN)
Line: Wisconsin -6
After a six point loss at Maryland for their third loss of the season the Badgers bounce back with a seven point home win on Sunday to Michigan St.
Minnesota looks like an NIT team. They broke a three game losing streak by defeating Michigan St on the road on February 26th in overtime.
9PM ET—VCU at Davidson (ESPNU)
Line: Davidson -4
There could be room for only 2 A10 teams in the NCAA Tournament. It was a huge loss by VCU on Saturday as they drop a four point home decision to Dayton for their second straight defeat.
Davidson is a hot team winners of seven straight after an 11 point home win to George Washington on Saturday.
Saturday March 6th
12PM ET—Seton Hall at Georgetown (CBS)
Line: Georgetown -10
Seton Hall has played their way out of the NCAA Tournament with a terrible second half of conference play Their one point home win on Saturday to Creighton broke a six game losing streak. They host Providence on Wednesday.
Georgetown had a tough road test at Butler on Tuesday following an 11 point defeat on the road to St Johns on Saturday. The Hoyas look in good shape to make the dance.
2PM ET—St Johns at Villanova (FOX)
Line: Villanova -13
St Johns will be at Marquette on Wednesday and very much is a bubble team. They ran their win streak to three games after an 11 point home win to Georgetown on Saturday. The Red Storm has won six of seven games.
Villanova is trying to make a case for a #1 seed. They crushed St Johns by 18 in their first meeting. The Wildcats are 27-2 this season.
4PM ET—Kansas at Oklahoma (ESPN)
Line: Oklahoma -5
Kansas is hosting West Virginia on Tuesday. They have dropped three of their past four road games in the Big 12 with losses at Kansas St, West Virginia and Oklahoma St with the win coming at Texas Tech.
Oklahoma will be rested in this spot after dropping a seven point decision at Iowa St on Monday night. The Sooners are 13-1 on their home court.
4PM ET—Stanford at Arizona (CBS)
Line: Arizona -15
Stanford dropped a huge game between bubble clubs on Sunday at home to Oregon. The Cardinal is at Arizona St on Thursday and is just 4-6 straight up in true road games.
With Gonzaga losing to BYU the Arizona Wildcats have the inside track to a #1 seed in the West. They post a huge six point road win on Saturday night at Utah for their sixth straight win.
6:30PM ET—Virginia at Louisville (ESPN)
Line: Virginia -3
We talked about Louisville already.
Virginia has the look of a #1 seed at 28-1 overall. They clinched the regular season ACC title with a 12 point win at Syracuse on Monday.
9PM ET—Duke at North Carolina (ESPN)
Line: North Carolina -1
At 26-3 the Blue Devils are eying a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. They host Wake Forest on Wednesday with a nine game win streak. Duke won a hard fought home battle in their first meeting by two points in overtime.
North Carolina travels to Georgia Tech on Tuesday. They had dropped three of four games before picking up a much needed win for their psyche on Saturday by nine points on the road to Miami.
Sunday March 7th
3PM ET—Tulsa at SMU (ESPNU)
Line: SMU -8
SMU moves back to the little boy network after they get pounded at UCONN last Sunday on CBS. They crushed Tulsa in their first meeting but their trail the Golden Hurricane by one game in the loss column in the AAC. The Mustang will have lots of rest since Sunday’s game.
Tulsa hosts Cincinnati on Wednesday with a four game win streak after winning in overtime at Memphis on Saturday. With a win or loss on Wednesday by Tulsa the AAC regular season crown is decided on Sunday since SMU won the first meeting.
4:30PM ET—Wisconsin at Ohio St (CBS)
Line: Wisconsin -1
We talked about Wisconsin already
Ohio St travels to Penn St on Saturday. The Buckeyes are 17-1 at home on the year. They are tied with Iowa and Michigan St for fourth place in the Big Ten which would bring a double bye in the conference tournament.
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