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School basketball picks, schedule: Predictions for Kansas vs. Indiana and extra High 25 video games Saturday – CBS Sports activities

Prepare for the very best Saturday we have had thus far and sure may have the remainder of this school basketball season.  That is proper, with 5 video games with each groups ranked within the AP High 25, we’ll have have December Insanity as groups prepare for a break over the vacations.

Put in your finest Jesse Katsopolis voice and say those two magical words with me: Haaaave mercy. As a result of Saturday’s faculty basketball slate completely deserves it.

We now have No. 8 Kansas welcoming in No. 14 Indiana to Allen Fieldhouse early within the day. We now have No. 2 Virginia welcoming No. 5 Houston smack in the midst of the afternoon. And oh, by the way in which, the CBS Sports activities Basic doubleheader between No. 23 Ohio State and North Carolina first adopted by No. 13 Kentucky and No. 16 UCLA all inside Madison Sq. Backyard, too. For the night time owls there’s additionally an actual late-night deal with with No. 6 Tennessee — armed with the No. 1 protection in America — taking up No. 9 Arizona — armed with the No. 1 offense in America — contained in the McKale Heart.

So, yeah, have mercy certainly.

Our specialists have picks and predictions for the day’s largest video games right here.

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Featured Recreation | Kansas Jayhawks vs. Indiana Hoosiers

12 p.m. | ESPN2,  fuboTV (Attempt without spending a dime) — Indiana hasn’t fairly been the identical group in its final three video games with star freshman Jalen Hood-Schifino on the shelf with an damage. The offense lacks pop and playmaking. Even when he does return it is cheap to anticipate some rust. That is one purpose I like KU minus the factors right here. One more reason is extra apparent: KU is nails at house below Invoice Self. It has gained 11 straight inside Allen Fieldhouse and is 297-16 (!) on the venue below Self. A win on the money-line is a close to auto-bet for KU, however I like laying the factors, too. Prediction: Kansas -6 (Boone)

Featured Recreation | Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Alabama Crimson Tide

1 p.m. | CBS, CBSSports.comCBS Sports App (Free) — Alabama beat Gonzaga 91-82  final in Seattle final season. That Crimson Tide group was less-talented and much more erratic than this yr’s model. Gonzaga continues to be making an attempt to determine its collective id past the stardom of Drew Timme. With this yr’s sport being performed in Birmingham, the Crimson Tide ought to have the sting when it comes to fan assist. Although younger, this Alabama group proved final week in a highway win over Houston that it could actually deal with strain conditions. Prediction: Alabama -1.5 (Cobb)

Featured Recreation | Virginia Cavaliers vs. Houston Cougars

2 p.m. | ESPN2,  fuboTV (Attempt without spending a dime) — You may overthink matchups like this one making an attempt to think about venue, house benefit, highway efficiency — however I am protecting it easy. I am choosing the very best group. That is Houston. So I will take the Cougars. They’ll feast on the offensive glass and I anticipate Marcus Sasser to search out his All-American type after some streaky play of late. Prediction: Houston -2 (Boone)

Featured Recreation | North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Ohio State Buckeyes

3 p.m. | CBS, CBSSports.comCBS Sports App (Free) — It is a fairly even matchup on paper however I just like the Tar Heels by a smidge. Armando Bacot‘s dimension within the paint and manufacturing on the glass goes to provide Ohio State suits. The Buckeyes do not actually have somebody within the publish who can sluggish him. If UNC does what it ought to do — which is feed Bacot and assault within the paint — then I feel the preseason No. 1 Tar Heels can squeak this out in a detailed one. Prediction: UNC Choose’ em (Boone)

Featured Recreation | Kentucky Wildcats vs. UCLA Bruins

5:15 p.m. | CBS, CBSSports.comCBS Sports App (Free) —  Kentucky star large man Oscar Tshiebwe goes to be an issue for UCLA. Although five-star freshman heart Adem Bona has proven tons of promise for the Bruins, Tshiebwe needs to be salivating over the possibility to bully a younger participant on the block. Assuming UCLA brings some double groups, this sport may come all the way down to Kentucky’s capacity to knock down perimeter pictures. The Wildcats have been strong in that regard thus far this season, taking pictures 39.2% from past the arc. Even in an unfamiliar setting in London a pair weeks in the past, Kentucky hit 9 of 15 makes an attempt from deep with 4 completely different gamers getting in on the motion throughout an enormous win over Michigan. Search for the UK offense to stay balanced sufficient right here to get the win. Prediction: Kentucky +1.5 (Cobb)

Featured Recreation | Arizona Wildcats vs. Tennessee Volunteers

10:30 p.m. | ESPN2,  fuboTV (Attempt without spending a dime) — It is a difficult one. It pits the No. 1 offense (Arizona) in opposition to the No. 1 protection (Tennessee) contained in the McKale Heart. Which facet wins? Vegas appears to love the Vols on this one by a smidge, however I just like the Wildcats on this one by loads, so give me the Wildcats to win and canopy. Tennessee’s received weapons all over the place to sluggish Arizona’s prolific scoring assault however between Oumar Ballo, Azuolas Tubelis, Courtney Ramey, Kerr Krissa and Pelle Larson, there’s simply too many scorers to fully journey up. Prediction: Arizona -2.5 (Boone)

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