Pick: Michigan (-6) vs. Wisconsin
Reasoning: Today brings us an exceptional BIG 10 matchup. With #7 Michigan playing host to #19 Wisconsin. The Badgers actually upset the Wolverines earlier this season, handing UM their first loss of the year. I expect revenge to be served in their rematch today at 12 noon Eastern time. Michigan is yet to lose on their home court so far this year. In their last matchup with Wisconsin, leading scorer Ignas Brazdeikis was help scoreless. That will not happen again, as the freshman has been on a roll as of late. This game will possess a high pace, run and gun style of play. I think Michigan not only wins, but covers in route to the victory over Wisconsin. It is incredibly hard to sweep a team in conference, especially a team like the caliber of Michigan. If the Wolverines can find a way to slow player of the year candidate Ethan Happ down, they will easily win this ballgame.
Pick: Kentucky (-3) @ Mississippi State
Reasoning: The fifth ranked Kentucky Wildcats will look to continue to trend upwards as they face a tough Mississippi State team on the road. Right now the Wildcats are one of the best defensive teams in the country. Absolutely swarming opposing offenses, and only allowing 61 points per game. Expect an overly talented Kentucky squad to get stops and push in transition. While Mississippi State is no slouch, I do not see how they can match the size and quickness of Kentucky. As we saw in their first matchup this season, in which Kentucky drilled the Bulldogs by 21 points. Only sacrificing three points seem like a give me for the Wildcats in this SEC matchup.